Members of the MBS community gathered in the Phoebe Stiles King ’49 Gallery on Thursday night, October 24th to celebrate the opening of “Explorations in Darkness and Light, Physical and Spiritual” – the paintings of former MBS English teacher Ida Picker.
In contemplating a theme for the show, Ms. Picker said that she perceived a connection, and perhaps a narrative, between the nightscapes on one hand and the portraits and scenes on the other.
According to Ms. Picker, “This exhibition aims to guide the viewer on a journey, from a dark yet comforting woods to the complex emotions of varied subjects, human and animal, to the innocence of a child or peaceful abandonment of a sleeping cat. They reflect life, which is woven through with darkness and light, and, in fact, is an inseparable mixture of sadness and joy.”
Stop by and enjoy!