Bristol Art Museum exhibits “Seeds of Inspiration”

If you are looking for a quick trip to explore some local art, Bristol Art Museum may be just the place.

Located on 10 Wardwell St., the quaint museum tucked away in downtown Bristol just exhibited their newest collection last Friday. Called Seeds of Inspiration, this exhibit features artwork from a range of local artists — all exploring the connection between creativity and the environment.

The gallery itself is rather small. It is accessible through a door slightly hidden by a brick archway, yet upon entering, opens up into a main exhibit room with artwork placed upon the walls that is highlighted by the sunlight that streams through the windows.
To the left of the main gallery space, there is another smaller room, yet it still offers art for viewers to enjoy. Although small, this gallery does not lack an abundance of beautiful and interesting art. The gallery has current works from artists such as Jenny Brown, Dwo Wen Chen, Corrine Colarusso and many others ranging from photography that explores the world of growing food, paintings, drawings, and collages that emphasize the beauty of nature. This exhibit has much to offer for a variety of viewers.
The museum also currently has, on loan, “The Tim Bornstein Collection of Tools”from the Coggeshall Farm Museum, as well as “Watercolor paintings”by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon on loan from Blithewold Gardens. Premiering originally on Friday, March 22, this exhibit lasts until Sunday, April 28 — leaving plenty of time to stop by and check it out.

Although this current collection is a wondrous take on a creative exploration of the natural world, Bristol Art Museum works year-round to provide compelling collections and exhibitions of art that bring local artists to center stage and feed the necessity of art throughout the community.

Previous exhibitions have included varying mediums of art from sculpture to painting to photography to quilting and everywhere in between. They differ with themes such as nature, unspoken languages, a focus on conservancy and student shows. An easy trip to make, and well worth the visit, the Bristol Art Museum and its current exhibition is definitely something to check out.