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Arts Calendar: Statewide

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Aug
1
2019
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Aug
17
2019

MRS. CHRISTIE By Heidi Armbruster Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

MRS. CHRISTIE By Heidi Armbruster Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

A NEW Classic Mystery

In 1926 Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared. Ten days later, the 37-year-old wife and mother who dabbled in detective fiction was found at a posh seaside resort having checked in under the name of her husband’s mistress. Agatha Christie walked out of that hotel ready to become the icon we regard her as today, but why did she disappear? Shifting back and forth in time, and with a little help from Mystery’s favorite characters, Heidi Armbruster’s classic new comedy shows Agatha as she’s never been seen before. While attending a convention for mystery aficionados at Agatha Christie’s homestead, Lucy puts together clues that lead her to the truth of her Patron Saint Agatha’s mysterious eleven-day vanishing. Sometimes a woman needs to disappear in order to find herself.

8/1/19 7:30pm - 8/17/19 10:00pm

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset

Aug
17
2019

2019 Stone Bench Dedication

2019 Stone Bench Dedication

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the dedication of a public artwork in Pittsford on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. The permanent installation at the Maclure Library is in partnership with the town. Led by master sculptor Nora Valdez, a team of teen carvers created the Stone Bench this summer. The group included Sydney Taft Cole, Katy Friesen, Faith Holzhammer, Joy Holzhammer, Hunter Longley, Muirgen Piovano, Riley Quesnel and Jadella Rivers.

The Stone Bench Project is a Carving Studio and Sculpture Center program that began in Ayacucho, Peru during January 2009. Subsequent years have seen development of opportunities for Rutland area teens to connect with their region’s cultural heritage. Teamwork is built as students cooperatively develop a theme, produce a scale model in clay and carve the limestone blocks. The finished benches are given to partnering municipalities for placement in the community.

Funding for the Stone Bench Project is provided, in part, by the United Way of Rutland County.

8/17/19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Maclure Library, Pittsford

Aug
17
2019

Comical Ventures: At Play With the Past

Comical Ventures: At Play With the Past

Join us at the Park Saturday, August 17 at 2pm for our program with University of Vermont cultural anthropologist Luis Vivanco, whose work weaves unlikely connections between history, comics, and ethnographic research on bicycles, for a multimedia presentation reflecting on the meanings and importance of playfulness in interpreting our present through the past.

Presentation followed by light refreshments and conversation with Luis.

This presentation will be indoors. Always admission free.

8/17/19 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls

Aug
17
2019

Ruth Stone Foundation (Traveling) Poetry Series

Ruth Stone Foundation (Traveling) Poetry Series

We're thrilled to be hosting a poetry reading event at Bundle in Middlebury! We'll have three incredible visiting poets, books for sale from the Vermont Book Shop, and some light snacks.

Join us!

ABOUT THE SERIES:
The RSF Reading Series is a free event featuring multiple poets, both emerging and established. As often as possible RSF will pair local authors with visiting writers and invite a student of the RSF Poetry Workshop to participate. Hosted by poets Bianca Stone and Ben Pease, these readings will offer a chance for out of state writers to engage with the local community, highlight exciting local voices, and give emerging writers a chance to share their work publicly.

FEATURED POETS:

Cassandra de Alba, GennaRose Nethercott and Chen Chen.

8/17/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Bundle, 60 Main St., Middlebury

Aug
17
2019

Brazilian Jazz at Brandon Music August 17th at 7:30pm

Brazilian Jazz at Brandon Music August 17th at 7:30pm

Two world-class musicians will be performing and celebrating Brazilian Jazz at Brandon Music on Saturday August 17th at 7:30pm. Ali Ryerson regarded as one of the best flutist’s in jazz and Joe Carter playing guitar have joined forces to celebrate the music of Brazil. By using their jazz backgrounds to add jazz improvisation into the tunes, the Ryerson and Carter Duo create a sound that blends the best of both worlds. In other words: music from "Both Sides of the Equator".
Ryerson and Carter often perform together on flute and guitar, and together they delight audiences wherever they go. Ryerson is an internationally known musician who has performed with many noted musicians in a number of different genres over her career spanning nearly five decades. She is consistently ranked among the top flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll and has done so for well over a decade. Joe Carter has performed and recorded with many noted jazz musicians. He started guitar studies at an early age, eventually focusing on jazz. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Jazz Performance.

8/17/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon

Aug
17
2019

Film: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME at Pentangle Arts

Film: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME at Pentangle Arts

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Directed by Jon Watts.

8/17/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Aug
3
2019
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Aug
18
2019

The Art Among Us

The Art Among Us

“The Art Among Us” will be presented by the Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House during the 2019 Vermont Festival of the Arts. The show consists of the work of 19 members of the congregation exhibiting their own creative process. The show opens August 3 and runs for three weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm. The Opening Reception will be Sunday, August 4 from 12-2 pm.

Revealing ourselves, sharing our innermost thoughts, letting others in. For many, the art we make for ourselves is kept for ourselves. Sharing it, hanging it on a wall, letting others see what we have created can be a difficult step; but once done can be liberating, exciting, and even freeing. This is exactly what the congregation at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House is presenting at this year’s exhibit.

Forty-seven works of art created by nineteen people are on display. Artwork includes photography, painting in a variety of mediums, drawing, woven sculpture, handcrafted wooden trucks, quilts, rug hooking, and needlework. Each piece tells a story of the individual who created it; these individuals may not call themselves ‘artist’ but can be considered such by virtue of the work they have made. The definition of ‘art’ is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” The members of the congregation who painted, photographed, hooked, stitched, drew or crafted, created pieces of beauty for themselves, and now to share.

Each piece holds a story. Intricate mandalas drawn as a form of meditation. The crewelwork pieces made as an alternative to the clacking of knitting needles. The rug made to remember a beloved pet. A stunning beaded dress, handmade for a special occasion. This show is one to enjoy and serves as a reminder that anyone can be an artist.

The Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House has been exhibiting artwork during the Vermont Festival of the Arts for seven years. “We are incredibly excited to bring this show of our work to the Vermont Festival of Arts,” said Amy Jamieson, church moderator. “Each year the Arts Committee thoughtfully puts together a show that we believe will captivate and resonate with the community.”

“The Art Among Us” will run Saturdays and Sundays, August 3 - 8 from noon – 4 pm. The Opening Reception on Sunday, August 4 will include an opportunity to meet many of the artists. Admission is free. The Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House is located at 4355 Main Street, Route 100, Waitsfield. For more information, call 802-496-3065.

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Image:

Mandala pen and ink drawing – Cameron Nevin

8/3/19 12:00am - 8/18/19 4:00pm

Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House, Waitsfield

Aug
3
2019
– THRU –
Aug
18
2019

The Art Among Us

The Art Among Us

“The Art Among Us” will be presented by the Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House during the 2019 Vermont Festival of the Arts. The show consists of the work of 19 members of the congregation exhibiting their own creative process. The show opens August 3 and runs for three weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm. The Opening Reception will be Saturday, August 4 from 12-2 pm.

Revealing ourselves, sharing our inner most thoughts, letting others in. For many, the art we make for ourselves is kept for ourselves. Sharing it, hanging it on a wall, letting others see what we have created can be a difficult step. But once done can be liberating, exciting, and even freeing. This is exactly what the congregation at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House is presenting at this year’s exhibit.

Forty-seven works of art created by nineteen people are on display. Artwork includes photography, painting in a variety of mediums, drawing, woven sculpture, handcrafted wooden trucks, quilts, rug hooking and needlework. Each piece tells a story of the person who created it; a person, who may not call themselves ‘artist’ but can be considered such by virtue of the work they have made. The definition of ‘art’ is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” The members of the congregation who painted, photographed, hooked, stitched, drew or crafted, created pieces of beauty for themselves, and now to share.

Each piece holds a story. Intricate mandalas drawn as a form of meditation. The crewelwork pieces made as an alternative to the clacking of knitting needles. The rug made to remember a beloved pet. A stunning beaded dress, handmade for a special occasion. This show is one to enjoy and to remember that anyone can be an artist.

The Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House has been exhibiting artwork during the Vermont Festival of the Arts for seven years. “We are incredibly excited to bring this show of our work to the Vermont Festival of Arts,” said Amy Jamieson, church moderator. “Each year the Arts Committee thoughtfully puts together a show that we believe will captivate and resonate with the community.”

8/3/19 12:00pm - 8/18/19 4:00pm

Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House, Waitsfield

Aug
15
2019
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Aug
18
2019

Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots

Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots

A four-day music festival featuring a variety of bluegrass, roots and Americana music from both icons of the industry and innovative up-and-coming artists. Featuring a main stage, dance tent, camping, kids activities, local food trucks, Vermont craft beer and wine, and a magical Green Mountain setting!

8/15/19 5:00pm - 8/18/19 5:00pm

Hunter Park, Manchester

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

IN THE MAIN FLOOR GALLERY:
Eye Spy: Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual arts lovers. (We’ll have some “eye spy” activities in the gallery for young visitors – see our website.)

Featured artwork: “Optics” by Lucie Stein

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

IN THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERY:
Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers. Seriality is a psychoanalytic concept used to describe sibling relationships, the same but different and it is explored in these mixed media pieces based on old photographs of the artist’s grandmother and her siblings.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

IN THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY:
Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White. A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” - painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence’s paintings consider contemporary power struggles through the elegant metaphor of fox hunting. Turning the genteel athletic, sartorial, and social traditions of fox hunting toward lucid social commentary, Spence creates psychologically-rich paintings of steely riders joined in dark complicity—soldiers, sisters, friends. They are on the hunt.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
22
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Composing Form

Composing Form

This group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and humorous, referencing human history, intervention and experience.

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
28
2019
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Aug
25
2019

Kindreds: Tangible and Ineffable

Kindreds: Tangible and Ineffable

Kate Emlen and Amanda Nichols

Painting and ceramics share the stage in this unique pairing of porcelain and paint.

Opening Reception June 28th from 5-8pm

Exhibit open Friday and Saturday June 29th-August 25th 10am-5pm

The Garage Cultural Center

6/28/19 10:00am - 8/25/19 5:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Jul
5
2019
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Aug
30
2019

Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.

7/5/19 12:00pm - 8/30/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Aug
6
2019
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Aug
30
2019

The Paletteers of Vermont

The Paletteers of Vermont

Leslie Bell founded the Paletteers in Barre, Vermont in 1957. Initially, the Paletteers held extremely popular annual summer art shows and hundreds attended. Like current “pop-up” events; artwork was displayed outside in Barre City Park on a snow fence. Exhibitors had to break down the show each evening and reassemble it in the morning. Artists scrambled to protect their art whenever it started to rain.

Since the 1981, the Paletteers have exhibited at select Barre and Montpelier indoor exhibition venues. Many outstanding local artists have been Paletteers members through the years and the T.W. Wood Gallery is pleased to be a part of the Paletteers tradition.

8/6/19 12:00pm - 8/30/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Jun
27
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

On view at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: June - August 31, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, July 26, 2019 • 5:00 - 6:30pm • A Stowe Arts Week 2019 Event

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center launches a group exhibition up on the mountain in Stowe for the Summer Season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection - including photography, sculpture, cyanotypes, painting, video installation, window installation and mixed media. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of artists: Mary Admasian, Kate Burnim, Renée Greenlee and Erika Senft Miller.

There will be a reception for this exhibition on Friday, July 26th from 5:00 - 6:30pm, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout.

Artists are responding to the following statement:

Water is never truly idle. It is life giving to all beings - essential in its purest form. It connects us as a planet in our global community and is inside of every human body - regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or religion. Water invigorates, yet soothes.The vastness of water welcomes and anoints, propels, generates power, and is increasingly precious as we respond to climate change. Water moves us forward as we paddle past each other without a glance. Immerse yourself and experience water through all senses. While water is a medium of consciousness, like AIR it also transcends culture.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of water - from its physical forms to its important role in the ecosystem to its personal effect on our everyday lives and stories and well-being. Photographs by Erika Senft Miller depict ever-changing landscape of arctic glaciers “ice that holds information” suffering the impact of climate change. Through series of photographs, the artist shows how through the collective unconscious, we “all swim in the same story”. Senft Miller takes the audience on a multi-sensory video adventure from snowmaking alongside the gondola at Mt. Mansfield to the surface of a paddle board to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Mary Admasian’s mixed media pieces open a dialogue in an effort to “symbolize the emotional, phycological and physical experiences living in toxic environments” about the peril of plastics in waterways and ocean life with continued pollution in her series Peering Through Plastic. Traces of the ever-familiar six pack packaging of cans are found in the layers of her mixed media paintings. Kate Burnim’s addition of industrial paintings reveal a landscape of hydro electric plants. Her work speaks to “harnessing the massive power of water as we direct the river…creating energy while changing landscape and habitat through incredible feats of engineering” and what it means to claim power over the environment rather than with it. Renée Greenlee brings us home to Vermont with her delicate photographic studies titled Red Rocks Series on the edge of Lake Champlain. This personal journey is about healing “the way forward is unclear, as if walking through a fog”. Greenlee is also exhibiting a series of cyanotypes created on the shores of Lake Champlain - her process with treated paper, freezing temperatures and brilliant sunlight brings forth “a chaotic kaleidoscope of blues with sand, ice and debris…hand on the landscape”.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, by appointment (kholt@SprucePeakArts.org) and one hour prior to performances and events .

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Jul
18
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Rose Umerlik’s work is abstract with a focus on form and line. Working in graphite and oil on panel, she explores the complexity of what it is to be human by mirroring that complexity in the interaction and layering of forms and lines in her work.

Umerlik has received a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to participate in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Residency in Berlin, Germany; a fellowship to participate in the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing arts. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England and Artscope. She has also published two books, Intimacy of Forms and Histories. Umerlik lives in Jeffersonville, where she maintains a full-time studio practice.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from July 18th through August 31st with an opening reception on July 26th from 5-8pm.

7/18/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Jul
18
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Northern Daughters is thrilled to announce “The Human Experience” a solo exhibit of new work from Rose Umerlik. Rose Umerlik’s work is abstract with a focus on form and line. Working in graphite and oil on panel, she explores the complexity of what it is to be human by mirroring that complexity in the interaction and layering of forms and lines in her work.

Among other awards and residencies, Umerlik has received a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to participate in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Residency in Berlin, Germany; a fellowship to participate in the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing arts. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England and Artscope. She has also published two books, Intimacy of Forms and Histories. Umerlik lives in Jeffersonville, where she maintains a full-time studio practice.

Please join us for the Opening Reception:
Friday, July 26th from 5-8pm
221 Main St, Vergennes

The exhibit is on view through August 31st.

7/18/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Jul
20
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Jacob Hessler | "Rising Times"

Jacob Hessler | "Rising Times"

Join us on Saturday, July 20th from 6-8pm to celebrate the opening of "Rising Times," an exhibition featuring contemporary fine art photography by Jacob Hessler.

The increased frequency and strength of super storms, paired with rising sea levels, have begun to erode and redraw coastlines all over the world. The desire to live in close proximity to the ocean has driven development on low lying shoals, unstable cliffs and flood plains. With its own engineered impermanence, these coastal communities stand boldly in the face of imminent destruction. This body of work explores coastal areas heavily impacted by rising seas.

7/20/19 11:00am - 8/31/19 5:00pm

Soapbox Arts, Burlington

Aug
9
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay exhibit at GreenTARA features John Douglas "Auto-Warming" CGI Prints and "Ojihozo" photographs, as well as Joan Watson's "Rock Formations" out of clay. Both artists are engaged with Earth as a living, vibrant yet fragile, existence. "Auto-Warming" video and show are ongoing into Labor Day week-end. Please see website for more info and art review: www.greentaraspace.org

8/9/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 4:00pm

3275 US Rt. 2, North Hero

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Claire Kelly’s engaging and cheerful glass sculptures give the viewer a gentle mirror with which to examine our contradictory world. Using the integration of traditional Venetian glassblowing and cold working techniques, she creates colorful figures and forms from glass. Her miniature landscapes populated with animals are evocative of childhood toys and stories. Though whimsical and colorful, these sculptures draw attention to the perilous and fragile existence many of these animals face, gazing off into an unknown future.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Justin Hoekstra’s abstract acrylic paintings achieve their intensely vibrating, almost luminous surface from application of many layers of pigments and the removal of these layers by abrading the surface with an orbital sander.
“This process is for me like that which shapes each of us in life as accumulated experience combines with pressure and time to reveal the truth of who we are.” –Justin Hoekstra

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe