Nash Gallery features local artist Amy Lyn Kench

NEW HAMPTON —  The newest art show at the Nash Gallery in New Hampton, is Color Calamity. This multi-media, eco-friendly exhibit is a first for Bristol resident, Amy Lyn Kench and features small clay Nun-Yas, abstract paintings and original, one of a kind hand sewn art animals including elephants, cats, giraffes and dragons.

This collection reflects several years of inspiration and creativity for this eco-friendly artisan. Colors explode on recycled and salvaged canvases, paper, and fabric in this multi-media exhibition. Emotion is the undercurrent that drives Amy Lyn's, brush interweaving words, names and phrases gnawing at the corners of her memory as she buries them beneath many layers of paint erasing the negative to create bright, bold, colorful paintings that exude happy, positive energy.

"We are very excited to be showing Amy Lyn's first show, let alone a solo show," said Cathy Vincevic, Director of the Gordon-Nash Library and Nash Gallery, "This work is amazing!"

Recently she has combined her love of painting and sewing. She painted on pieces of recycled and salvaged fabric, then turned those fabric pieces into 3-dimensional, very cartoonish, animal art. "They just make my heart happy looking at them," said Amy Lyn "and I hope they bring a smile to the face of everyone who visits or brings them home." To see more of her work visit her on Facebook at or check out her blog at

Color Calamity will be on display through the end of July at The Gordon-Nash Library 69 Main Street in New Hampton pieces are located in both the gallery downstairs and the glass display cases on the first floor of the library. All the paintings and handmade items on display are available for purchase.