Paintings by Michelle Vigeant; Recent Work by Bill Sharp; Glass Souls by Alicia Saxe

Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton (20 West St, Northampton MA 01060)



Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Portraits of big cats on bodies of stars, surreal foxes and colorful swirls of textural “sound” grace the canvas. Michelle Vigeant is a visual artist from Sunderland  who uses a variety of media to paint expressive scenes of animals.

ALICIA SAXE: Glass Souls

I started painting glass in 1999 as my mother had collected a large pile of blue bottles and I wanted to utilize them in some way. What appeared on the bottles were faces, mostly primitive. Over the next 23 years, I refined the faces and added abstract elements. I call them Glass Souls because they are evoking the individual and unique expression within all of us.


Recently I turned 80 years old and feel fortunate to be able to paint most everyday in my home studio in Florence. With the recent works included in this show, I have focused on color divisions to create harmony, and color contrasts to create movement. Along with my study of Greek mythology and primitive art, I have been inspired to imagine and paint invented and vibrant compositions.