Vermont Arts Council

Opening Reception at ART, etc.

FEBRUARY & MARCH ARTIST EXHIBITION

[Randolph, Vermont January 25, 2024] ART, etc. presents their newest exhibits for February & March 2024 featuring the work of abstract artist Laura Di Piazza and printmaker Janet Cathey. This show features the creative, thoughtful and exploratory side of each artist. This exhibit will be on view until March 30, 2024.

Whose voices count? Whose voices are silenced or amplified? Laura Di Piazza often asks these questions when creating art.

Di Piazza’s intersecting identities and lived experiences informs her world view and her art practice. Laura’s abstract art often reveals surprising elements like expressive faces, dancing bodies, crumbling borders, and whatever else the eye finds. Her primary practice is creating conceptual and abstract art, with a focus on social justice issues. Some of her pieces in this exhibit will be exhibited to honor Black History month, Feb 2024.

Janet Cathey finds her inspiration from patterns and shapes in the natural world, from microscopic organisms such as pollen grains to landforms such as meandering rivers. Cathey is also inspired by the children that she teaches. She admires the freedom with which young children approach art making.

Janet’s purpose is to experiment. She is constantly trying new printmaking processes. Recreating an effect is usually not successful and not necessarily for her. Cathey is currently making many-layered prints, where she combines relief and collograph printmaking, and the result is one of a kind monoprints. Janet also likes to collage, sew, paint, and draw onto many of her prints.

The public is invited to an Opening Reception Friday, February 2, 5-7pm. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and music by David Cron. Come to Randolph for the evening and enjoy other galleries around town for a local Art Walk.

ART, etc. is an artisan craft store with two dedicated gallery spaces. Accented by an exciting array of pottery, woodwork, jewelry, iron work, candles and an assortment of artwork from Vermont artisans, ART, etc. is truly a celebration of Vermont’s beauty and artistic talents.

ART, etc. is located at 26 North Main Street, Randolph VT, in a restored 1880s building. For more information, please email [email protected], visit www.artetcvt.com, or FB/IG @artetcvt. Winter store hours for February & March are Wednesday-Saturday 10-2p.