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Spotlight Gallery

In-house Exhibits by Vermont Visual Artists

The Arts Council's gallery is open to the public and located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The corridor exhibit is available every day. The conference room is closed Tuesdays until noon, and at other times when the room is occupied.

Glimpse: an evolution in water, line, and collage. 1998-2017

Caroline Tavelli-Abar

artist statement

At first it began with line: a piece of charcoal to paper, a series of abstracted lines in space really, it told the story of a letter, a letter she wrote.  

Then the story continued and pieces and parts of drawings came apart and back together again to form collages, and portraits of sorts.

Until one day the story unraveled. And from the brink a new one began.  

The folded watercolors emerged as a form of mending, an expression of pure joy and they too will lead to many other bodies of work.

Here in this show are included photographs of water and pigment floating and moving, as well as an inspirational photograph of the lines on the Verde Antique stones in the Rochester, Vermont quarry. Also included are collages that began as conversations with postage stamps, as if finding kindred spirits in itty bitty statements.

The works in this show are each a part in a series, each series its own, and when put together this way they form a kind of collage and tell in abstract terms the beginning of a story.

reception during February 2, 2018 Art Walk

more about "Glimpse"

more about Caroline Tavelli-Abar

Past Shows

more about past shows

The Family Portrait Project

Curator Ric Kasini Kadour

Laura Jane Walker

Kathy Stark

Katie Runde

Elizabeth Nelson

Amanda Amend

Gabriel Tempesta

Dianne Shullenberger

Caryn King

Works by GRACE artists

Nancy Tomczak

Hannah Morris

Jonathan VanTassel

Nick Neddo

Bhakti Ziek

Tony Conner

Art Costa

Piper Strong

Diane Donovan

Jeff Clarke

Alexis Kyriak

Janet Fredericks

Robert Gold