Zen Aesthetics: Artwork by Rosemary Goodell, on view August 2 - September 27

Join us on Friday, August 2 from 5-8 p.m. to experience the art of Rosemary Goodell. Explore Wabi-sabi, the aesthetic defined as the beauty of things "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete." In Zen philosophy there are seven aesthetic principles for achieving Wabi-Sabi: irregularity, simplicity, weathered, natural, subtle, tranquil, and unbounded by convention. The characteristics of Japanese art, line, flat color, pattern and asymmetrical balance are elements that inspire and complement Rosemary Goodell's paintings.

The desire to preserve a tradition of peace and beauty and a reverence for nature is exhibited in both the Japanese spiritual and aesthetic life. The transmission of these values, as well as Japan's artistic tradition, aesthetically informs Goodell's art, while the subjects are of personal expressions on current events, family relationships, reflections on nature, and personal beliefs.

Upcoming Exhibitions


January 9 - February 28

Bon á Tiere Printmaking Invitational

Curated by Ernest Milstead

Opening reception: Friday, February 1

March 8 - 29

Young Artists Exhibition

Artwork by K-12 students

Opening reception: Friday, March 8

April 5 - 26

Hammond Art Guild

57th Annual Spring Open Judged Exhibition

Opening reception: Friday, April 5

May 3 - June 28

Twenty Year Retrospective: Documenting Society of Saint Anne

Katherine Scherer

Opening reception: Friday, May 3

July 12-26

Preserve Tangi 150

Curated by Hammond Historic District

Opening reception: Friday, July 12

August 2 - September 27

Presentation of Japanese Aesthetics

The Artworks of Rosemary Goodell and Celebration of Japanese Culture 

Opening reception: Friday, August 2

October 4 - 25

Oray & Derbins: Two Lifetimes of Work

Featuring collected artworks from the Oray and Derbins families

Opening reception: Friday, October 4

November 1 - December 20

Fine & Functional Exhibition

Opening reception: Friday, November 15

These exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Dates & Exhibitions Subject to Change



Artwork by Rosemary Goodell on display August 2.

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