Gallery Mondays: School Nurse

compass music and arts center treasure chest art

I just spent an hour and a half sitting at my computer with a post-nasal drip (ugh, that time of the year again) trying to find something in my photo collection for this week’s Gallery Mondays. So, I came up with this small framed piece of art I found in the Treasure Chest at Compass Music and Arts Center in Vermont. The artist signature in the right corner looks like it says M. Hagel, but I’m not too sure.

I found this Saturday Evening Post-like over the summer on a short weekend getaway. The Treasure Chest is the center’s consignment shop. It’s basically a gold mine of decorative items such as paintings, ceramics, dolls and more.

I love the concerned look on the face of the kid who’s getting his ears checked by the nurse. It’s like a pleasant, pompous concern, coupled with a pair of hands folded in his lap.

I’m not sure what instrument the girl on the right is holding, but she’s clearly jazzed about it. The kid near the door seems to be holding his hand over his eye for an eye exam, but I can’t tell if he’s looking at an eye chart because the price of the frame is covering it.

Not bad for $2.

Learn more about the Treasure Chest at Compass Music and Arts Center in Vermont.

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Gallery Mondays: On Ripeness and Rot

kimberly witham ripeness and rot

Is it still hunting season?

I saw this rather interesting piece of art last month at Last Rites Gallery in Midtown. The piece is part of Kimberly Witham’s On Ripeness and Rot series, which contrasts fresh fruits with dead animal carcasses.

How’s that for morbid?

It’s crazy how she combines the two so gracefully, almost as they appear in nature. Take away the bowl and you have an innocent deer against a white background with berries dangling from a branch above her.

See more of Witham’s work at www.kimberlywitham.com.