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A Sculptor’s Words

A Sculptor’s Words

Posted: October 20, 2015

This story was first posted on the Arts Council website November 16, 2011. It is always good news when an artist’s business is growing. So, it was great to get this update from one of our grantees,  Kerry O. Furlani: “I've recently moved into a larger studio at the Journal Press, on Main Street, in Poultney. This new location (larger and more centrally located) will greatly support the production of my studio work and allow me to launch a kind of ‘Slate Carving School,’ in which I hope to offer the public an ongoing calendar of workshops in stone lettering and relief carving.” Read More
Finessing a Balancing Act

Finessing a Balancing Act

Posted: September 17, 2015

Some of Gordon Auchincloss' sculptures stand perfectly still, but he doesn't. Gordon is an established public artist with a number of projects in various phases of development. I wanted to visit his studio. As we arranged that by email I got this message: “I’m traveling this week." I found out later that meant, “I am installing a kinetic sculpture in in Washington, DC. I’ve had some surprises with the construction process and — as with all my projects — I'm a little tense in the moments before it is installed.” Even later I found out the sculpture went together beautifully and had the client advocating for more Auchincloss in DC! Read More
“Avian Encounters” Takes Flight

“Avian Encounters” Takes Flight

Posted: September 1, 2015

Impeccably detailed watercolors in understated, elegant frames hang in the Council’s Spotlight Gallery. The paintings and collages depict birds and were made by Nancy Tomczak, an artist from Milton. This artist has always spent time in nature, and always loved making art. She grew up in Buffalo, New York. Read More
Leslie Fry’s Sculpture Garden Party

Leslie Fry’s Sculpture Garden Party

Posted: June 16, 2015

The directions to 48 Elm St. were perfect and kept me out of the Winooski rotary. It was raining—one of those early June showers that cause thickening dark green leaves to defy gravity and reach even higher. Leslie told me to look for a huge hedge and there was no missing it. Cedars, after 25 years, create a sizable wall. I parked, found my way to the back stairs and climbed up to her apartment. The space was full of art. It is run by her cat (Henry Fry IV), but Leslie is the one who showed me around. I noticed she sleeps next to a large window that overlooks her sculpture garden. Of course I noticed. I was envious. Read More
Things to Remember Camping

Things to Remember Camping

Posted: June 10, 2015

The scale of the subject matter varies: mosquitoes, a tiger, February, the ocean. The depth of the concepts runs from playful to bold. Texts accompanying the framed works read, "The day the unicorns came, you were not ready!" or "Where and how to take a risk." The collages are small, and built with tiny details. Read More
Vermont Creative Network: Join the Conversation

Vermont Creative Network: Join the Conversation

Posted: March 25, 2015

What do you think? Do you have an interest in Vermont’s future? In the cultural assets of your community? Are you a stakeholder? Are you a community builder? Help frame the Vermont Creative Network, an interconnected engine of statewide people, places, and resources. The Vermont Creative Network will serve to … Read More