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Native American inspired art displayed at Lawrence Academy

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GROTON — The Conant Gallery at Lawrence Academy is currently exhibiting a display entitled, “Spirit of the Dance,” by artist Pamela R. Tarbell. The collection consists of colorful oil paintings on leather and canvas inspired by Native American dress and intended to honor the spirit and heritage of Native American women.

”Women were multi-taskers then, as now, and when they danced, they were in their ‘spirit.’ Women have many roadblocks in life: people, circumstances, and self-imposed limitations. When a woman dances, she is in her full power,” said Tarbell.

A Concord, N.H., resident with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, Tarbell has exhibited throughout New England and currently serves as a trustee for New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts. As an exhibitor in Lawrence Academy’s visiting artists program, Tarbell also shared her vision and expertise in several classes with students.

”Spirit of the Dance” will remain on display at the Conant Gallery through Feb. 24 and can be viewed Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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