Featherstone Center for the Arts announces the opening of a retrospective of the work of Dorothy Burnham, an artist who flourished both in New York and on the Vineyard.
Ms. Burnham began her artistic career in oil and acrylic with some watercolor. In the 1980s she became intrigued with collage and continues to work in that medium today. This retrospective of her work is primarily examples of her collage efforts and includes work inspired by her travels to Mali, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Kenya and Nigeria.
Dorothy Burnham studied at the Henry Street Settlement House in Lower Manhattan in the 1950s and later worked with Calvin Douglass at the Brooklyn Museum. On the Vineyard, Ms. Burnham painted with Delilah Pierce and Della Hardman through the summer art classes offered through the Cottagers. She also worked with Doug Peckham.
The artist is the mother in law to Max Stern, a renowned photographer and a member of the advisory board to Featherstone.
Ms. Burnham’s art work was awarded first prize at the 1990 Brooklyn Arts and Culture Association show. Additionally she has earned recognition from the Martha’s Vineyard All Island Art Show, held at the Tabernacle. Her work has been exhibited at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Center Gallery, the Firehouse Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard and the Insider Outsider Gallery in Vineyard Haven.
The Featherstone opens on Sunday, August 24, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The show hangs through Sept. 3, noon to 4 p.m. For details, call 508 693-1850.