Tag: Larry Bissonnette

I AM Speaks for Itself

I AM Speaks for Itself

Posted: October 24, 2019

Twenty-five Vermont artists are represented in an exhibit titled I AM . . . , a display of work culminating the first year of the I am a Vermont Artist e-newsletter series. The online publication is built on a series of interviews and documents how artists' creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age. Art in the resulting show varies widely; the muse for some is identity, for others, landscape. There are two-dimensional pieces as well as music and sound, spoken word, poetry, dance, and movement within a digital compilation. All carry two requests: You are invited just to see what is there, and to uncover what is underneath. Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Larry Bissonette

I am a Vermont Artist: Larry Bissonette

Posted: July 2, 2019

“My art is not looking to make a statement about my autism,” writes Larry Bissonnette. He suggests in his artist statement that “Awestruck stories about the individual triumphing over the adversity of autism need to be lessened in favor of practicing art as the promotion of creative self expression across… Read More
Outsider Art Inside

Outsider Art Inside

Posted: October 15, 2015

Nine artists' work will hang in the Council's Spotlight Gallery October 21-December 31, 2015. The pieces are outsider art, all made by self-taught artists associated with Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE). GRACE is based in Hardwick, and since 1975 has provided art materials, encouragement, and a supportive environment to visual artists who want to explore. GRACE staff are artists, and bring workshops to mental health centers, senior meal sites, and artists' homes. The resulting work represents a variety of human experiences in a fresh, raw way. Some of the art is nationally known as well as widely shown and collected. Read More