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Ms. Decker's artwork selected for show
A grid painting by Ms. Decker will be on display in April at the 2015 Spring Art Exhibition & Sale in Monson.

Ms. Decker's artwork selected for show

Wilbraham & Monson Academy Fine and Performing Arts Department member Wendy Decker has been selected to participate in a local art show.

Ms. Decker’s colored pencil drawing was chosen to be displayed at the 2015 Spring Art Exhibition & Sale in April at the Monson House of Art.

“Other than commission pieces, I haven’t created a lot on my own since college,” Ms. Decker said. “I entered a demo piece last year for this show and got rejected, but this I felt really happy about.”

In July, with an upcoming project for her WMA Drawing class in mind, Ms. Decker created a 12-inch by 9-inch drawing titled "Aquarelle" based on the work of Chuck Close, a partially paralyzed artist who specializes in grid portraits.

“He used a grid to fill in every little detail,” Ms. Decker explained. “I fell more and more in love with this process and am glad I saw it through to the end. It is a photo I was inspired by from an “Anthropologie” ad and I hope to do more pieces like this in the future.”

The show will be open six dates in April, with the opening being held April 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ms. Decker will attend the Artists’ Reception that day 1-4 p.m. The Monson House of Art is located at 200 Main St. in Monson.