Three artists offer their view of the world around us


The November/December 2017 show in the Bunny Fain Gallery at Temple Habonim features three talented artists who view our surroundings with a heightened awareness. The show opens with a wine and cheese reception on Nov. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. It continues through Jan. 4, 2018.

Ann Kelsey Thacher collects plant life to incorporate in her work.  She selects a leaf or a bud as an element of her design. Her collages are rich in color and texture; her monotypes with chine-collé and her encaustics give the viewer introspection into the environment.

Photographer Susan Gallagher is a master. Her images bring are artist’s view of our surroundings.  Each piece makes the usual an image in abstraction, with a heightened awareness of color and form.

With her masterful use of color and composition, Carol Beagan uses bold strokes to open our eyes to the beauty that is around us. Her oils and pastels show an expertise in technique and evoke an emotional response.

The Bunny Fain Gallery at Temple Habonim is at 165 New Meadow Road in Barrington. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment.  For information, call 401-245-6536 or email

Submitted by Temple Habonim