The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild recently announced a new show opening of the beautiful and magical work of Julia Zanes. The public is invited to discover childhood dreams and adult fantasies in Zane’s Rhapsodic paintings.

The event is titled, Magic & Mysteries, Painting & Puppets by Julia Zanes, to take place Aug. 7 through Sept. 26 in the Back Room Gallery.

An introduction to Julia’s works, in her words: “Many of my paintings involve narrative. Even my more abstract is, I believe narrative in character. If there is any one tendency that runs through all experiences in life, whether waking or dreaming, it is the will to narrate. To tell the story is part of the mind’s process. Sometimes the stories we create have a linear quality, at other times they emerge almost as a riddle. But, always, there is story. As has been said of Scheherazade’s mindset in one of my favorite texts, One Thousand and One Nights: “Narrate or die.” That may seem a bit extreme, but I think the situation is often just that.”


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