November 2, 2016

Artist of the Month: Rachael Wheeler

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Featuring miniature houses and select paintings. On view through November.

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Artist Reception November 15th 6-8pm

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Rachael has always been interested in art and architecture and as a child would immerse herself in her own world of imaginative play. Her artwork is a combination of all of these things. Rachael believes that “a blank sheet of paper can become anything one can imagine it to be” and her work seems to push against the boundaries of that idea.

The viewer of her work almost finds it hard to believe that Rachael constructs her miniature houses by using found objects and recycled materials like cardboard and newspaper. The detail that she puts into each piece from the floorboards to hand painted wallpaper borders is incredible and allows the viewer to dive further into her world of make-believe. Rachael has an amazingly creative mind that has the ability to see the usefulness of one object as something completely different for her miniature houses. Things like jewelry findings and scraps of fabric become sink faucets and tiny pillows and blankets.

Using mixed media and found objects allows Rachael unlimited possibilities for her creative expression and to explore infinitely in this world of possibility. She has found that creating and being creative is not only something she enjoys, but also something that helps her to heal, to learn about herself, and to learn about the world she lives in.

Join Rachael Wheeler at the Peterborough Town Library on Tuesday, November 15th from 6-8pm for a reception for her exhibit. The exhibit will remain up through the month of November and be available to view during regular library hours.

Check out this article from the Monadnock Ledger featuring Rachael’s work.

Author: Corinne Chronopoulos
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