I’ve been asleep at the blog-post but have two venues/ no, three!/ in Vermont to see my work.
I was asked to participate in an annual event/hanging at Penny Cluse – a restaurant on Cherry St.
in Burlington. Each year, artists are given a 6″x 6″ wooden panel on which to “evoke” a theme
determined by the curators. This year, the subject is “PLAY” – defined as the artist wants. (The
dates of the show are June 6- July 20. Purchases come off the wall and go to your home when
you buy it.) After many false starts, I realized (mid-winter) that all I wanted to do was play at the beach…so, my
panel has sand-like grit and a red pail and shovel. I am hoping to be at the beach in a few months.
Once again, I entered a juryed competition for the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition at
the Red Barn Gallery @Lareau Farm Inn, Rt.100, Waitsfield. I was delighted to have an image accepted
and the opportunity to hang 2 other pieces in the “small paintings” section – these are companion pieces to
“Sophia” – in the main gallery. The gallery destination is a lovely ride into central Vermont – and cows have
not been in the barn for (at least) a few years! This exhibit is up from June 29 – July 26.
The third venue is at Big Picture Framing at the Blue Mall, Dorset St. in So. Burlington. The owner, James Regan,
has been generous with his wall and shelving space for several artists. There are several acrylic paintings of mine –
waiting for a buyer and a frame. That venue is an ongoing space.
AS for looking at art, I have been to Storm King (a sculpture park that I’ve wanted to see for many years), returned to the
Museum of Fine Art several times to see the Quilts exhibit, John Singer Sargent – again – and the mid-century abstract
artists in their collection. It all reminds me of why I love looking at as well as creating art. I hope that you get to see some
amazing work this summer.