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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Oct
16
2017
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Nov
17
2017

Paintings

Paintings
Description:

Martin Bromirski, Paintings, in the Barn, at Pete's Greens Waterbury Farm Market... also three goats and a sheep.

2802 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury VT

Open Daily 10-7.

Location: Pete's Greens Barn, Waterbury
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman
Description:

Ready. Fire! Aim. is a joint exhibition that will take place at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont (6 May – 26 November 2017) and at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont (21 April – 9 July 2017). Inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art collecting philosophy, this group show explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking. Using the creative process as a point of departure, Ready. Fire! Aim. brings together artworks addressing issues of violence and decay, gestural abstraction and linear precision, as well as the sensible and the absurd. BCA Center’s presentation will include work by six emerging to nationally recognized Vermont-based artists, while the Hall Art Foundation’s presentation will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by internationally recognized contemporary artists. The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

 

 

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 6 May – 26 November 2017. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros", which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. (Pictured: Nicole Eisenman's "Little Shaver" 2005). The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

David Shrigley

David Shrigley
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by British artist David Shrigley, to be held from 6 May – 26 November 2017 in its newly opened visitor center, which expands the Foundation’s campus of converted galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately twenty-five works including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture from the Hall Collection will be on view. Shrigley is best known for a distinctive and deceptively simple drawing style and for creating works that satirize contemporary society and everyday life. By engaging his audience with humor, Shrigley’s work appears light-hearted while tackling serious and universal issues like death, love and war. The Hall Art Foundationis open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 1:00pm - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Sep
2
2017
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Nov
30
2017

LandARTLab 2017

LandARTLab 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

LandARTLab 2017 opens on Sept 2 at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Bring a picnic, walk the land, enjoy sculpture and a performance.

LandARTLab is an exhibition of site-specific works by 17 artists. Participating artists in 2017 include: Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nira Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Mary Admasian, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, and Jamie Townsend.

At 5 pm, on Sept. 2 at 5pm, choreographers Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz-Pullman will present the new work "Passing," performed by the 7 dancers and 2 musicians of the Passing Project. "Passing" features a large wooden and knotless netted linen set by Otto Pierce and Tracy Penfield.

LandARTLab is an extension of SculptureFest (Woodstock, VT), and is based at King Farm (Vermont Land Trust). The two locations are connected by a walking trail.

IMPORTANT - PARKING is at King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock, VT. Please note: no parking on Prosper Road.

Time: 9/2/17 4:00pm - 11/30/17 4:00pm
Location: King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock
Oct
16
2017
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Dec
1
2017

Integrated Arts Academy Family Portrait Project

Integrated Arts Academy Family Portrait Project Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This project celebrates the IAA community’s vibrancy and diversity through portraits taken by artist-in-residence Michelle Saffran and stories written by students. Michelle photographed families while teaching students about key concepts in portraiture. These images, coupled with stories written by children from over 20 countries, highlight what makes each family unique and remind us how we are all connected. There will be a reception during Montpelier Alive's December Art Walk on Friday, December 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Please note that the gallery is located within a working office. A portion of the artwork may not be available for viewing. We recommend calling ahead to check availability.

Time: 10/16/17 8:00am - 12/1/17 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Nov
3
2017
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Dec
9
2017

Feick Arts Center presents the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

Feick Arts Center presents the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers
Description:

The Feick Arts Center is excited to announce a new exhibit of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers opening Friday, November 3. The Guild is an association of master level furniture makers dedicated to the promotion of quality craftsmanship, excellence in design, and the pursuit of artistic vision. The exhibit will include dozens of exquisite handcrafted pieces from tables and chairs to mirrors and bowls, chests and desks and many other surprises. The participating members for the Feick exhibit include: Jason Breen, Chris Ericson, Ray Finan, Bob Gasperetti, Rick Haver, Dale Helms, David Hurwitz, David Lewis, Dan Mosheim, George Sawyer, and Walt Stanley. The opening reception at the Feick Arts Center takes place on Friday, November 3rd from 5-8pm and includes live music, refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists. The exhibit runs from November 3 to December 9. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm or by appointment. The Feick Arts Center is located at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. For more information call 802-287-8398. To find out more information on the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers visit: www.vermontfurnituremakers.com.

Time: 11/3/17 5:00pm - 12/9/17 2:00pm
Location: Green Mountain College, Poultney
Sep
5
2017
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Dec
10
2017

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick Vermont Arts 2017
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This exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of History of Art Carrie Anderson and her students, tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. The eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture comes from the generous gifts of Impressionist scholar and alumnus Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick.

Time: 9/5/17 10:00am - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Oct
31
2017
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Dec
23
2017

August Burns & Heidi Broner, New American Realism

August Burns & Heidi Broner, New American Realism
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce the New American Realism exhibit of Vermont artists Heidi Broner August Burns. The exhibit runs from October 31 through December 22, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 2, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet the artists, purchase art and enjoy refreshments. There will be a Gallery Art Talk with the artists on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 pm. Broner and Burns’ will discuss their artwork followed by a time for discussion with the audience. Ginny Callan, the Gallery’s Executive Director said ”We are thrilled to have two exceptional Vermont artists teaming up together for this joint exhibit. This show is one of the highlights of the Gallery this year and is not to be missed!”

Heidi Broner http://www.heidibroner.com/ grew up in a family of artists outside of New York City, immersed in an atmosphere in which drawing and painting were a natural, delightful part of daily life. Her interests have led her to work in a wide variety of media. She has illustrated books, designed and painted murals and worked for many years with the Bread and Puppet Theatre as an artist and performer. In 1999 she began working in the Vermont granite industry hand engraving custom drawings directly onto black stone. Working alongside the stone craftsman has given her a deeper appreciation of the skill, patience and attention to the task that is developed by people who work in the trades. In 2003 she began her At Work series of paintings, which formed the basis of a solo exhibit at the Vermont Governor’s office in 2009. Her work has been collected by both private individuals and corporations.

August Burns http://augustburns.com/ is an award-winning portrait and figurative painter who seeks to capture the character and essence of her subjects in her art. Her paintings and drawings, which have been exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the United States, have been praised for their veracity and depth. August received her early training in the studio of a master artist, where she learned the fundamentals of oil painting. Arriving in art school, she was quickly disillusioned by the focus on abstract and conceptual art and found her way into a career in midwifery and women’s health around the world. August credits the intimacy of her portraits to that work. She states, “I fall in love with the beauty of each of my subjects.” August recently had the honor of painting the official portrait of Governor Peter Shumlin, which now hangs in the Vermont State House. She works out of her studio in Middlesex, Vermont.

Also showing are paintings from the Gallery’s permanent collection of the Work Progress Administration and the T.W. Wood permanent collection. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 gcallan@twwoodgallery.org or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 10/31/17 12:00am - 12/23/17 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Sep
17
2017
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Dec
28
2017

A Peek At Pastels

A Peek At Pastels
Description:

A Peek at Pastels is juried show containing a collection of 30 paintings by several pastel artists around New England.
Claudia Post (www.ClaudiaPost.com) and Daryl Storrs (https://www.darylstorrs.com/) juried the show.
Doug Dawson (http://www.dougdawsonartist.com/) judged the show.
There will be a reception on Friday, November 3rd, from 5-7 p.m

Time: 9/17/17 12:00am - 12/28/17 12:00am
Location: Hotel Coolidge, 39 S Main St., White River Junction
Nov
15
2017
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Dec
28
2017

Celebrate!

Celebrate!
Description:

Our annual local arts celebration since 2000 that features a wide variety of art and crafts created by SPA member artists. This show is on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building and includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts made by 70 local artists.

Exhibit Dates: November 15 – December 28, 2017

Reception: Sat., November 18, 4-6PM

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and directions. For information: 802-479-7069, info@studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Oct
4
2017
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Dec
29
2017

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This exhibit provides the viewer with a welcome escape to far-off environments. Here you will travel into the artist’s expansive pastures, cities, and seascapes that explode with color and light. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
4
2017
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Dec
29
2017

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo Vermont Arts 2017
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Neddo expresses his personal vision using Stone Age technology (or primitive skills) to create works of wild-crafted fine art; making every part of his creations utilizing fibers, furs, berries, beeswax, mud, sticks, and stones to create the tools of his creative process—paintbrushes, ink, charcoal, paint, papers, and pens. The amazing works themselves are also crafted from homemade paints, inks, charcoals, and papers. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
26
2017
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Dec
29
2017

Cindy Griffith "Magic in the Landscape"

Cindy Griffith "Magic in the Landscape" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Common Space Gallery at River Arts Presents:
Magic in the Landscape
Opening Reception Thursday, October 26th, 5-7pm

River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

Magic in the Landscape, an exhibition of work by Cindy Griffith, will be on exhibit in The Common Space Gallery at River Arts October 26 through December 29, 2017.

Inspired by nature, Griffith’s work is characterized by amplified colors and textures creating a magical-realism effect in her representational art. Playing with light and dark, warm and cool, in subjects such as forest shadows, mountain sun, fields, trees and a variety of landscapes, she captures special vignettes, allowing the viewer to share those joyful and intimate moments in nature.

Painting in her studio under the watchful eye of Hunger Mountain, Griffith works from reference photos or painting en plein air for a more three-dimensional experience in the warmer months. Being born and raised in Vermont contributed to becoming an artist of nature. Her training began early at the hands (and brush) of her father, Artist Leon Griffith, who imparted a respect and appreciation for nature in addition to a love of art.

Griffith has been juried into many exhibits throughout New England, including the Southern Vermont Art Center, The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, Art in the Round Barn, the Bryan Memorial Gallery, Studio Place Arts, the Vermont Governor’s Office, Chaffee Art Center, Gruppe Gallery, T.W. Wood Art Gallery, and many others. She’s been selected to be an Artist in Residence for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Crawford Notch, NH. She teaches pastel painting classes in Central Vermont as well as teaching privately.

Join River Arts in celebrating Cindy Griffith’s work on Thursday, October 26th, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9-4pm and Friday 9-2pm. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. Galleries are wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call (802) 888-1261, or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 10/26/17 9:00am - 12/29/17 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Oct
26
2017
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Dec
29
2017

Liz Nelson "ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May"

Liz Nelson "ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Gallery at River Arts Presents:
ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May
Opening Reception Thursday, October 26th, 5-7pm

The Gallery at River Arts is pleased to present, “ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May,” an exhibit of work by Vermont based artist Liz Nelson, on view October 26 - December 29, 2017.

After a short visit to Iceland, Nelson felt “an irresistible magnetic pull.” Captivated by the geography and geology shaped by volcanic activity, erosion, and wind, Nelson describes the island as one of isolation and change. The earth underneath is continually disrupted, the air is a tumult of wind, clouds, smoke, rain and snow. There is no prevailing wind; it comes from around the world in every direction. Active volcanoes, bright green valleys, glacier-cut fjords, black sand beaches, and roaring rivers are the most distinctive features of the Icelandic landscape. And although they are very accessible, they still remain virtually untouched by human civilization.

Nelson returned for a month long Arts Residency with SĺM (the Association of Icelandic Artists), an organization that supports a cultural exchange of visual artists with all countries of the world. These paintings are the result of that experience.

Elizabeth Nelson has exhibited in shows throughout Vermont and New England as well as in juried shows in Wisconsin, New York, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Her work was featured prominently in the recent “Art of Vermont” exhibit which toured statewide, and is in many private collections, including those of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tanglewood, The Federal Reserve in Boston, Cobella Design in Portland, Oregon, and Jay Peak Resort. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Join River Arts in celebrating Liz Nelson’s work on Thursday, October 26th, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9-4pm and Friday 9-2pm. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. Galleries are wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call (802) 888-1261, or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 10/26/17 9:00am - 12/29/17 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Oct
16
2017
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Dec
31
2017

John F. Parker Assemblage Art

John F. Parker Assemblage Art Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 21, 4-7pm, with the artist

After 40 years of designing and building houses, John Parker is now focusing on his lifelong passion of creating sculptural wall assemblages. Mechanical, geometric, and often with a story, these works represent the timelessness of old found materials, using only the original color and patina of the wood and objects.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Oct
6
2017
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Jan
7
2018

Of Land and Local

Of Land and Local Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Of Land and Local celebrates its fifth year at the BCA Center & Shelburne Farms. 16 new and returning artists further explore last year’s watershed focus bringing a fresh perspective to this important topic.

The exhibit explores how issues relating to the watershed fit within a domestic and global context. Themes investigate ideas of place, conservation, commodification, and water’s cultural role within our community.


Exhibition Dates:

Shelburne Farms (Coach Barn): October 5 - October 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 • 5-8 p.m.

BCA Center: October 20 - January 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 • 6-8 p.m.


Exhibiting Artists
Charlie Bluett, Brian Collier, Georgie Friedman, Hope Ginsburg, Rebecca Hutchinson, Elliott Katz, Katie Loesel, Elizabeth Nelson, Don Ross, James Scheuren, Jessica Scriver, Lynn Sullivan, Naoe Suzuki, John Willis, Nancy Winship Milliken, and Mary Zompetti

Location: Burlington City Arts, Burlington
Jun
13
2017
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Jan
13
2018

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors Vermont Arts 2017
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The Henry Sheldon Museum presents an exhibit of 20 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book authors/artists. Their paintings, illustrations, and photographs, as well as books that feature their artworks will be scattered throughout the museum to be enjoyed by visiting children and adults. Author readings, presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities are being planned throughout the run of the exhibit.

Included in the exhibit are works by Jim Arnosky, Mary Azarian, Harry Bliss, Janet Hayward Burnham, Jason Chin, Eileen Christelow, John and Jennifer Churchman, Sarah Dillard, Deirdre Gill, Thacher Hurd, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, Peter Lourie, Tracey Campbell Pearson, Jan Reynolds, Phoebe Stone, Ashley Wolff, Tami Crupi Zeman, Bruce Zeman, Jr.

The many authors and artists vary in age, background, experience, and style, but all have chosen to live in Vermont, finding inspiration from the state’s landscape, agriculture, village life, and friendly neighbors. They also draw inspiration from their own childhood memories, as well as more recent experiences with their children and grandchildren. A child’s imagination is limitless and these artists/authors perfectly capture the whimsy of possibility. Their colorful and creative works will captivate visitors of all ages.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 1/13/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Nov
11
2017
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Jan
14
2018

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen
Description:

Vermont-based photographer Jim Westphalen uses an adapted vintage camera to capture dynamic winter landscapes that blur the line between photography and painting. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, Westphalen's work speaks to the decay of iconic structures in rural America.

Time: 11/11/17 10:00am - 1/14/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Nov
3
2017
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Jan
29
2018

Winter in Vermont

Winter in Vermont Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Our annual holiday show featuring the work of 40+ Guild artists and artisans. Fresh work on all media, include painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. Choose from unique artist-made ornaments on the gallery holiday tree.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Oct
2
2017
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Mar
30
2018

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Castleton University Art Galleries are excited to share "Living With The Earth," three collections of paintings by Joan Curtis, at Rutland City Hall. The Sunken Treasures group was engendered by abstracted still-life studies from Joan’s sculptures, which in turn suggest under-the-sea imagery. The panel group At One with Nature’s Wiles refers to humans living with dramatic changes in the world of nature. The Peaceable Kingdom series expresses the hope that we can continue to live with the wild animals of the Earth. All three collections were created between 2008 and 2015.

Time: 10/2/17 8:30am - 3/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland