The works of Canandaigua artist Len Brondum will be featured in an exhibit that opens in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, March 15.
The exhibit, “The Collected Work of Len Brondum,” begins with an artist’s talk at 2 p.m., followed by a hors d’oeuvres reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the first floor of the FLCC main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell.
Brondum is known for her vibrant silk canvases, though she also works in enamels and acrylics. Her show will include a mix of recent and past works, spanning some three decades. She plans to also show a sculpture she created years ago while taking a class with retired FLCC art faculty member Wayne Williams, for whom the gallery is named, along with his colleague, Thomas Insalaco.
Born in Tanzania, East Africa, Brondum said she was “exposed to the wonders of animal life as well as the fragility of nature.” At age 10, she went to boarding school in South Africa, where she would later earn a degree in nursing. She married a doctor and wound up going back to school to study fine art.