November 24th, 2014
Above, “Awe and Wonder” diptych in encaustic on panel, 2014, currently hanging at Gallery MAR.
Bridgette Meinhold, a local Park City artist, was recently featured in Anthology Magazine. Below, we have an excerpt from the article. Ms. Meinhold is bringing a new show of work to the gallery on Friday, November 28th from 6 to 9 pm, so be sure to stop by the gallery to view the artwork in person!
Those of you who have been reading Anthology since the beginning may remember that Bridgette Meinhold appeared in Issue No. 1/Fall 2010. In the course of writing the travel story on Park City, I really wanted to team up with a local—someone who could show me around and share her favorite spots. I was lucky enough to connect with Bridgette, a writer and an artist. Whenever I’m in Park City, I still visit some of those establishments that she introduced me to. (Be sure to check out Bridgette’s current list of must-visits at the bottom of this post!)
Earlier this year, while I was out there for a family vacation, I was thrilled to see her encaustic paintings at Gallery MAR, which has become one of my favorite places in town. Bridgette has a new exhibition opening next Friday, November 28, at Gallery MAR. It’s a joint show with Joe Norman, entitled Bountiful World, and like the rest of her body of work, it is deeply rooted in nature. “I spend a lot of time outdoors—hiking, skiing, climbing, biking, watching clouds—and the main point of my work is to connect others with the outdoor world, even if they can’t live in the woods, like I do,” explains Bridgette. “I feel so incredibly thankful for nature, the mountains, the trees, and their amazing, calming effect on me. If I’m having a difficult day, a long hike makes it better. If I’m having a great day, being outside is the cherry on top. So the inspiration for the show really comes from my gratitude of the natural world and all the gifts it offers up unconditionally.”
– You can see the entire feature, here: http://anthologymag.com/blog3/2014/11/20/bridgette-meinhold-at-gallery-mar/