Art Reception: Kanta Lipsky

“Trees of West Tisbury” by Kanta Lipsky
Art Exhibit and Reception

On Saturday, June 1 from 3:30-5pm, all are invited to an art reception at the West Tisbury Library to honor the work of local artist Kanta Lipsky. This exhibit includes oil paintings featuring the trees of West Tisbury. Kanta’s paintings will be displayed in the library’s Community Room throughout the month of June. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

About the exhibit:

There is a Chinese proverb that says, “One generation plants the trees and another gets the shade.” The trees that are represented in these paintings were planted many generations ago. Some, like the historic live oak from North Tisbury, are the oldest forms of life on the Vineyard. Kanta has always found herself attracted to these beautiful trees, and year after year painted them through the seasons. Like old friends, we watch as they change with the years. Roots deepening, crown expanding, as they hold steady through tumultuous times. These paintings can remind us of our own connection to the Earth, and the powerful result when we welcome that. We are grateful to the ancestors for their wisdom, and for the shade!

About the artist:

Kanta Lipsky has painted en plein air on Martha’s Vineyard for ten years. During this time she has organized and displayed her work in many plein air art shows. She holds a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapy and Holistic Studies from Lesley University and loves encouraging art in all forms and supporting art and artists. For her, art is an extension of her spirituality, love for nature and enjoyment of people. This summer, Kanta will be showing with the group Air MV at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown from August 31 to September 6.