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Nanette Vonnegut "Things, Places, Faces" in Mercy Gallery Jan 10

"Things, Places, Faces," an exhibition of artwork in mixed media by Nanette Vonnegut, is on display in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery through February 8, 2019.

An opening reception for the exhibition was held on Thursday, January 10, in the Richmond Art Center. Ms. Vonnegut gave a brief gallery talk to the students, faculty, and community members gathered for the opening reception in the gallery.

Ms. Vonnegut told the gallery audience that she intends her work to be funny. "It's the greatest compliment when people laugh at my work," she said.

Ms. Vonnegut uses a variety of creative media — painting, printmaking, and writing — to spin her imaginative and whimsical tales, which she says are intended be humorous and entertaining. She said she also finds the process of making art to be "magical and healing."

In March of 2017, Ms. Vonnegut worked on a series of monotype prints depicting old-fashioned shoes and boots while she was a Visiting Artist at Loomis Chaffee for a week. Some of the projects she worked on at the time are exhibited in "Things, Faces, Places."

Ms. Vonnegut earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. A member of Zea Mays Printmaking studio and workshop in Florence, Mass., Ms. Vonnegut has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Forum Gallery in New York City and the William Baczek Gallery in Northampton, Mass. Born and raised on Cape Cod, she is the daughter of author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Ms. Vonnegut's own writing has appeared in Take Magazine, The New Yorker, The Massachusetts Review, The Huffington Post, and other print and digital publications. For more information, visit the artist's website.