In Bulgaria, the native country of Stoimen Stoilov,
when winter seems finally over and about to greet the spring,
people offer each other a martenitsa, small amulets made of red
and white yarn that one must tie to a tree for luck when they
see the first bird of spring. And throughout the summer, one can
see bird nests across the country with these red and white threads
woven into them. In this spirit of charm and renewal, the William
Meredith Foundation is pleased to offer this special exhibition
to welcome summer and all the joys it brings.
Provenance Center presents "Stoimen Revisited",
which is locally preceded by an exhibit of the artist's work at
the Lyman Allyn Museum nearly a decade ago, along with being a
prelude to his major retrospective scheduled for the Slater Museum
next June, 2015.
For this upcoming show, in addition to his massive
murals, Stoimen presents etchings from ECHOES, the art folio book
illustrating the poetry of William Meredith.