Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Latest Wine Foils

It's been awhile since I've posted about the wine foils I've been working on, but I'm really committed to getting 26 of them together and creating an ABC book. I have no idea how I'll go about trying to publish it, or what the format will be... Should there be a rhyme, maybe even a limerick, associated with each? Is this for grownups or children or both?

For awhile I was particularly drawn to the (fairly rare) green foils, and made a number with a botanical flavor:

Then I worked on trying to make pieces that could represent the more challenging letters at the end of the alphabet -- U for underwear (above), V for valise, X for Xray, and Z for zipper:

Even though the originals are on white paper, I wondered if it would be fun to make the backgrounds different colors:

What do YOU think?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Show 16 at The Front in Montpelier

The Front invites you to Show 16, opening this coming Friday, March 17, 2017, 5-9 PM. Join us to celebrate our sixteenth show with an evening of art, conversation, light refreshments, drink, and live jazz by Front artist James Secor and friend.

March 17-April 29, 2017

Friday 5-8PM
Sat 11AM - 8PM

I'm showing a piece called Here Comes the Sun, oil on board and plexiglass, recently updated, from a body of work from several years ago.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Long Haul: Brown's Burden, in "Under Construction" Show at SPA

The Long Haul: Brown's Burden is shown below in the "Under Construction" show at Studio Place Arts (SPA) in Barre, Vermont, curated by Sue Higby and Mark Waskow.

The exhibit dates are March 14 - April 15, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 18, 4-6PM. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Long Haul: Seventeen

Here's one of my six new Long Haul cases, hanging at The Front in Montpelier.

This piece, called The Long Haul: Seventeen, is 2 x 75 1/2 x 7 1/2". It has seventeen compartments, with objects in a numerical sequence from one to seventeen, suggesting a visual Haiku. It is paired with a quote from a poem by Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska:

"I am no longer sure that what's important is more important than what's not important." 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Round & Around at Studio Place Arts

I'm really delighted by circles and disks, and I've wanted to curate an exhibit featuring them for many years. I finally got my chance at Studio Place Arts, and I'm VERY pleased with the results!

There are three installations -- one by Beth Miller featuring goldenrod galls in the center of the gallery, and one by Kristen M. Watson that you can see peeking out behind the hanging wall on the right.

And looking toward the front of the gallery, we see Pamela Wilson's floor installation of a grid of porcelain and salt-and-flour dough disks.

The opening reception is at Studio Place Arts this Saturday, February 4, from 3-5 PM.

Walk the Long Trail at Berlin Mall

And here's another cool project at Berlin Mall I've been working on:
From January 14-April 22, 2017, the Berlin Mall welcomes walkers to experience an indoor version of the Long Trail, and help raise funds for the Green Mountain Club - mall owners are donating funds to support The Long Trail, based on the number of miles logged by registered walkers. Walk a Division or two or three, or walk the entire trail.
You can register here to start walking the 272 miles of the Trail!

The Main Entrance welcomes visitors to the project

and inside, a scrapbook of photos related to each of the Trail's 12 divisions covers one row of windows all the way down the length of the wall, with blow-up signs for each of the divisions where walkers who have finished that division have their name or"walking handle" listed. It's really neat to see people chugging up and down the hall and logging miles while it's cold and snowy outside!

As you look out through the windows, the parking lot disappears, and what you see is the snowy ground and the trees and sky above. Pretty appealing!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Team Bridges Wins NetZero Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition

All our work over many months paid off, as our team won the NetZero competition. Have a look here: 

Many thanks to Jeb Wallace-Brodeur for the photograph!