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Brenda Cirioni, Dream House, Night, mixed media, 38” x 34”.

by Flavia Cigliano

Walking into the Three Stones Gallery on a late spring afternoon in the village of West Concord was a pleasure. Full of light and airy, with a high ceiling, the space provided excellent viewing for the artwork on display.

Artist/owner Jennifer M. Johnston established the gallery three years ago with the goal of focusing on regional artists. “It was really good timing. Everything came together. A sparkling vitality has infused the center of West Concord,” Johnston said. These days, the village is bustling with new restaurants and specialty shops.

The gallery represents 10 artists working in different mediums, with exhibits generally showing the works of two to four artists on a rotating basis. Johnston selects artists based on several criteria. The quality of art is paramount, but she also looks for artists whose work is complementary yet varied in its totality. Her choices are highly personal — she wants to resonate with the work, enjoy the artists as people and have a good time working with them.

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