This Week from Lisa Congdon: It Takes Two

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Contributer post by Lisa Congdon

This week I wanted to share with you some of the work at one of my favorite New England galleries. In honor of Valentines Day Susan Schwake of Artstream Gallery in New Hampshire has curated a show in which couples--both of whom are artists--have collaborated on pieces. "My inspiration for curating this show was simple," say Susan. "Valentines day is my favorite holiday. It's about celebrating love. I thought about a lot of the artists I know and realized how they had hooked up with other artists as partners. I thought it would be fun to explore this relationship and found that not only did the couples embrace it but most all of them had a wonderful time doing so."

Artists for the show include couples:
Shannon Rankin and Justin Richel
Lisa DeJohn and Scott Patt
Mati McDonough and Hugh D'Andrade
Megan Bogonovich and Chuck Tufankjian
Julia Rothman and Matt Longacre
Anna Corpron and Sean Auyeung
Susan and her husband Rainer Schwake

Here are some examples of the beautiful work in the show.

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Julia Rothman and Matt Longacre

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Mati McDonough and Hugh D'Andrade

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Lisa DeJohn and Scott Patt

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Shannon Rankin and Justin Richel

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Megan Bogonovich and Chuck Tufankjian

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Susan Schwake and Rainer Schwake

If you haven't been to Artstream , it's a beautiful light-filled gallery in Rochester, New Hampshire. Susan also teaches art classes there and sells the work of countless artists and craftspeople from all over the world.

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It Takes Two will run through the end of February. Work from the show can be purchased here .

Jan Halvarson

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