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Laura Carpenter's art is at the Glen House this month and next.

Carpenter talks about her ‘Art for Desmond’ at Glen House

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Desmond studies his mother's artwork.

It’s been a number of years since visual artist Laura Carpenter left Yellow Springs. She and her husband, who both grew up here, have made their home in Colorado for more than a decade. A part of them remains here in spirit, though, and a current exhibit of Carpenter’s artwork at the Glen House Inn Bed and Breakfast is “very specific to Ohio.”


Carpenter will present a talk about the show, a series of monotypes entitled “Through A Child’s Eyes: Art for Desmond,” at a salon talk on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 6–9 p.m. at the gallery. The event will include music by Ramon Bieri and Johnathan Stillwell, as well as wine and finger food. The show will be on display through Jan. 22. Open gallery hours are on Sundays, 2–4 p.m. (except for Christmas and New Year’s Day). Carpenter will also travel to Yellow Springs for an open salon at Glen House on Dec. 28.

The 12 works are abstract compositions whose varied palettes evoke the outdoors. Carpenter does not limit herself to brown and green when interpreting tree cover; one print, “Cottonwood Canopy 2,” is rendered in both muted and brilliant shades of blue. According to biographical information for the Glen House exhibit, her “current work explores the balance between real and abstract, natural and man-made and local and non-local color.”

Carpenter left the village in 1998 to attend Goucher College in Maryland and has since studied art widely, in locales from Scotland to Vermont. She will receive a master of fine arts degree from Colorado State University in May. She has shown pieces in venues such as the Denver International Airport and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, and is currently represented by a gallery, Translations, in Denver.


Glen House is located at 1221 Glen Road in Yellow Springs, at the south edge of Grinnell Circle. Gallery viewings are free; The Glen House suggests a $10 donation to help cover expenses for the salon. Prices for the works are available from Glen House. More information on the exhibit is available from Glen House’s Web site, and Carpenter’s Web site,


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