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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. Exhibits generally run for a two-month period. There are times when the conference room is not available, but the corridor exhibit is always open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hannah Morris: "Things to Remember Camping"

through August 7, 2015

Artist Statement

I am compelled to contemplate the real and imagined characters and stories around me. Using words and images, I make lively, tactile and whimsical pictures in a search for meaning as well as an attempt to connect with others. The themes of my work are often mundane, usually humorous, and frequently self-referential.

I use pen & ink, gouache paint, fabric and vintage paper to create multi-media collages. Using typography, mark-making, and painted abstract and figurative images, I build layers by adding to existing images, creating a personalized visual language. I refashion and reinvent the traces of these preexisting images with the notion that vision is shaped by memory. I don't see life as an overarching narrative but rather, a composite of thousands of moments remembered. I seek out these stories, using the remnants and bits and pieces of our everyday world as both substance as well as inspiration. Through my work, I want to create the visual space for storytelling and for remembering.

More About the Artist

see Hannah Morris' website
see Hannah Morris' listing in Creative Ground

Past Exhibits

Jonathan VanTassel

Nick Neddo

Bhakti Ziek

Tony Conner

Art Costa

Piper Strong

Diane Donovan

Jeff Clarke

Alexis Kyriak

Janet Fredericks

Robert Gold

Exhibiting Your Work

If you are interested in having your work in the Spotlight Gallery, send samples, information on the proposed exhibit, and an artist’s statement/resume or biography by email to Thaddeus Gibson, or by postal mail to: Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery, Attn: Thaddeus Gibson, 136 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-6001.

If you are chosen for exhibition you will receive a detailed floor plan and special instructions for hanging your work to be fully accessible. Work is displayed in two spaces in our offices: the conference room and the main corridor. The work hangs from a picture rail; approximately 20 average size paintings (or other two-dimensional media) can be hung. Exhibits should fill both spaces and be accessible to people using wheelchairs.