As part of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) “Hidden in the Hills” series that celebrates southern Vermont artists, painter Julia Jensen opens her Westminster West studio to the public on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m.
Painter Julia Jensen
Jensen will give visitors a tour of the studio and discuss her work, which focuses on expressive, dreamlike landscapes that are filled with light and movement. Admission to this event is free for BMAC members and $10 for all others. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Visit brattleboromuseum.org to register, or call 802-257-0124 x101. The address of the studio will be provided after registration. Refreshments will follow the tour and discussion.
Jensen divides her time between southern Vermont and Nantucket, and her oil paintings reflect her deep connection to both regions. Her vibrant yet restrained palette and the quality of light in her paintings recall the Skagen and Funen painters of her ancestral Danish homeland. Jensen’s work is featured in many private and public collections, including those of the State of Vermont, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and University of Vermont Medical Center. Her work has been exhibited at BMAC, Art at the Kent, the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, and many other institutions. Several of her paintings are currently on display at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, through the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. BMAC is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10-4. Admission is free, courtesy of M&T Bank. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.
BMAC is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Beer Co.