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Opposite: Gifts of Spring by Kate Hartley, watercolor, 29”x21”. Top: Natura, Contra Natura by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, acrylic on panel, 36”x22”. Center: Two Barns, Early Morning by Virginia McNeice, oil on canvas, 30”x24”. Bottom: Beth Pearson’s When Summer Rolls Around, mixed media on panel, 24”x19”. Left: Both Brad and Joan have 35 years of experience in custom framing, and they say no job is too big or too small.

Creating Distinction with Solid Technique That early exposure may have helped shape her unpretentious approach to enjoying art, one that she shares with visitors to the gallery. When helping customers select pieces for their homes, she asks, “Do you like it? Does it give you pleasure, or make you think?” Furchgott encourages people to develop their own tastes. After all, she says, “You’re the one who’s going to be living with it on the wall, and it should be something that you respond to—the colors and the movement . . . whatever it is.” While the work in the FS Gallery is highly varied, it’s united by a common thread— Furchgott’s personal tastes. Her choice to display only the artists whose work she loves Spring 2012 / Best of Burlington



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