For this Sunday’s gathering in Woodstock–12noon, July 31st at the Bearsvile Theater–the theme is PLAY. No surprise then, that our visual artist is someone I consider very PLAYFUL. Her name is Jacinta Bunnell and she’s a firecracker of an artist, activist, teacher and coloring book maker. Jacinta has a twinkle in her eye and, as I’ve told her before, a mad streak running through her persona and work. I’m thrilled that she’s agreed to share her work with us–she’ll be showing large drawings taken from a numbers game that her parents have played together for years. Perfect. Join us in Woodstock, come play with us.
Jacinta Bunnell is an artist, teacher, painter, art director and coloring book maker. She is the author of four coloring books including: The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book and Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon. She is a co-founder of Hudson Valley B.R.A.W.L. (Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League). Her art is constructed primarily from recycled materials. She has a stash of patterned and quirky paper which she has been collecting since childhood. Among the multifarious pieces are torn wrappings from Groundhog Day celebrations, colored engravings from encyclopedias for babies, pictures of toads and concerned citizen fliers.
Jacinta lives in a 200-year old mini-farmhouse in Stone Ridge with Michael Truckpile, some coyotes, wild rabbits, wood piles and rhododendron bushes.