Margaret Buchte’s “Boat Launch”
Margaret Buchte’s “Boat Launch”

Good Purpose Gallery presents Divergent Expressions, an intriguing and colorful exhibit by two artists: Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker. The exhibition runs from Feb. 21 through March 27. The gallery will host an opening reception with an opportunity to mingle with the artists and hear about their art process on Feb. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The gallery welcomes back each artist for this show. Although they have not shown together before, and have very different styles with impressive accomplishments each, they have both been painting with passion for over 20 years. Margaret’s paintings tend to be more painterly with a “quirky” twist that people delight in, and Kimberly’s paintings in this show are more surreal, often eliciting deep emotions.

Margaret Buchte is a local resident and professional artist of Great Barrington and is a self-taught artist who draws her inspiration from the beauty of the Berkshires and beyond. She is well-known and her artwork is well-loved. Her work often depicts Berkshire landmarks, streetscapes, historic buildings, places of interest, and nature landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seascapes.

One of Margaret’s paintings graces the cover of the commemorative book that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Lenox Library, titled From Courthouse to Lenox Library.

Kimberly Gerry Tucker’s “Orange Day”.
Kimberly Gerry Tucker’s “Orange Day”.

Kimberly Gerry-Tucker is a published author, poet and visual artist with Asperger/Selective Mutism. She has been drawing and creating since she was a young girl in order to deal with her Asperger’s before she was even diagnosed. She resides in Connecticut, and expresses her voice best through writing, acrylic painting, woodcarving, mosaics, and collage painting. Her art has appeared in numerous books on autism related topics including Been There! Done That! Try This! In April 2017, Kim will be a part of Lesley College’s art show in Boston and doing a presentation there at the Symposium for Gifted Children. Kimberly is also a published author writing about Asperger’s and Autism.