The Bennington Arts Guild will host a reception for Linda Masten and Lynn Mazza, their two new artists, at the Guild, 103 South Street, Bennington on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. The reception will be part of the Bennington Arts First Friday event.
Linda Masten has been an oil painter and pastel artist for most of her life. She is a self-taught artist and has taken numerous workshops in both mediums over the years. She enjoys painting in Plein Air and in the studio. Linda is a member of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society and the Marco Island Plein Air Artists. She resides in Bennington, VT and Naples, FL.
Lynn Mazza creates extraordinary mandalas (meaning “circle” in Sanskrit). However, Lynn states that the motif of using repeating patterns in a circle is present in most cultures, usually with a religious or sacred context. Lynn enjoys creating these beautiful mandalas and feels there is something about them that are inherently mesmerizing and relaxing, suggesting higher states of mind. She uses both ink and watercolor to create these intricate pieces. Lynn resides in Vermont.