Exhibition features works by Frank Howard

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NORTH BENNINGTON — Shaftsbury artist Frank Howard (1924-2013) rarely painted far from home. Over his 60-year career, from his house on a bluff overlooking old Route 7, and his converted vegetable stand, dubbed the Howard Art Museum, he created a body of work ranging from studies of figures and trees, to compositions echoing classical art, to a wide variety of local portraits and scenes.

In recent years known for religious and mythical works executed in a loose personal style, Howard was at heart a traditional artist. The current exhibition at the Left Bank Gallery, "Frank Howard: Paintings and Drawings," aims to show the variety and quality of his early work and the training he gave himself to achieve it, especially through his many drawings. An article in the current issue of Vermont Magazine further outlines the story of Howard and his career.

The exhibit runs throug June 10, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The Left Bank is a multi-use community space offering yoga, dance, music, readings, and other public programs. For more information and exhibition hours see: www.leftbankllc.org.

Frank Howard, Paintings and Drawings is organized by The Left Bank and Blue Rider Events with the assistance of the family of Frank Howard.

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