KINGFIELD – The Stadler Gallery will exhibit works by Betsy Bell of Mexico and Abby Shahn of Solon throughout the month of August.

Bell’s “Moments of Transcendence” is a constantly evolving collection of more than 100 miniature paintings featuring subject matter drawn from simple natural objects, their geometry reflecting the exquisite design of the physical world. They are executed in combined media on round wood panels, each measuring about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

Entranced by the order and geometry that lies behind the beauty around us, Bell’s goal is to represent it in a form that entices the viewer to stop and look at it in a new way.

The exhibition titled “Paintings, etc.” will show the many projects Shahn has been working on this year. The large paintings of knots render her version of the ubiquitous yellow ribbons seen everywhere. Small paintings represent or suggest faces, expressing Shahn’s fantasy of a wall of paintings staring back at the viewer.

There will also be pottery made in collaboration with Amber Lambke where Shahn painted on the pieces with terra sigillata and glazes. And lastly, Shahn will show a series of imaginary globes or worlds.

There will be a reception for the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Stadler Gallery is open daily from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. It is at 225 Maine St. For more information, log on to

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