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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Champlain Valley Expo Fiber Arts Festival!

Champlain Valley Quilter's Guild & Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild are teaming up to share the combined talents of both groups at the upcoming

Champlain Valley Expo Fiber Arts Festival
October 18  & 19, 2014
Opening Reception:Friday, October 17 

Jericho member Marya Lowe will be showing eight art quilts that celebrate the beauty of Mochaware, a decorative pottery produced in England, France, and North America in the early 1800's. 

To see these works and others, please visit the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild Exhibit and the annual Hooked in the Mountains Exhibit at:

Essex Junction Fairgrounds
105 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452

ICA in Boston featuring Fiber Sculpture

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiber: Sculpture 1960present
October 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
 
The Institute of Contemporary Art
West Gallery
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100
info@icaboston.org
 
 
Fiber: Sculpture 1960present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present. Adapting age-old techniques and traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations and iterations of their material. Early pioneers such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Claire Zeisler demonstrated a revolutionary redefinition of fiber art in the 1960s and 70s, showcasing radical, non-representational forms. Fiber: Sculpture 1960present addresses the cultural and critical forces that contributed to the initial efflorescence of the fiber revolution in the mid-century, its contraction in the 1980s, and its recent reclamation by contemporary artists.


Crisscrossing generations, nationalities, processes, and approaches, the exhibition features approximately 50 works by 34 artists—including works by the aforementioned artists alongside Olga de Amaral, Eva Hesse, Ernesto Neto, Rosemarie Trockel, Anne Wilson, and Haegue Yang—that range from small-scale weavings to immersive environments, all made in fiber.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Open Studio Tours!

The Vermont Craft Council has the Fall Open Studio Tours coming up soon!

Saturday & Sunday
October 4 & 5
10am - 5pm


Visit HERE to find all the Open Studio Artists' Locations & Directions


Dianne Shullenberger of Jericho will have her Studio and Gallery open for the event.

(Above image: "Emerging" by Dianne Shullenberger - Colored Pencil)

 

Shullenberger Gallery
228 Nashville Road
Jericho, VT
802-899-4993
There will also be a Special Preview Party & Book Signing
Friday, October 3, 5:30-7:30pm

Local Artist Betsy Chapek will also be exhibiting in the Gallery!
 


Of Land and Local







 

Now in its second year, Of Land & Local is a multidisciplinary, state-wide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape.  Our shared history in land and our pride for the local lay the groundwork for this annual exhibition. Of Land and Local will be presented at several veteran venues from its 2013 namesake in concert with new sites to widen the visitor experience.  Opportunities to critically engage with contemporary artwork as it reflects on and exists within the Vermont landscape will offer viewers the chance to contemplate the significance and strength, as well as the vulnerability and fragility of our surroundings.

Dianne Shullenberger  
will have her artwork included in the exhibit at
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn

October 9 — 26, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 9, 5-8pm


Artists at location: Judy Natal, Nancy Winship Milliken, Kathryn Lipke, Eben Markowski, Alexandra Heller, Douglas Biklen, Adrienne Ginter, Lynda McIntyre, Kate Katomski, Annemie Curlin, Leslie Fry, Dianne Shullenberger, Brenda Garand, Susan Raber Bray, Wendy Copp.




Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, 
VT 05482

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Finding a Common Thread: A Contemporary Fiber Art Show



Chandler Center for the Arts presents ‘Finding a Common Thread’ a contemporary fiber arts exhibit. 
Join us for a free opening night reception on Sept 21 from 4-6pm, with a cash bar, to meet many of the artists and purchase your favorite piece. 

 
(Artwork Above, left to right: Detail of Fly with Me: Shari Boraz, Leaf of Hair: Jenine Shereos, Sunset Dory: Claire Graham-Smith)

Featuring artwork by Gretchen Alexander,  Shari Boraz, Cynthia Bowler, Tarja Cockell, Rosalind Daniels, Pamela Druhen, Alisa Dworsky, Nancy Evans, Elizabeth Fram, Eve Gagnon, Marilyn Gillis, Claire Graham-Smith, Marcia Hammond, Karen Henderson, Rachel Kahn, Cheryl Miller, Dona Nazarenko, Almuth Palinkas, Ann Peck, Wen Redmond, Jenine Shereos, Dianne Shullenberger, Paulette Staats, Anne Standish, and Betsy Wing.


Exhibit Dates: September 21 - November 9, 2014
Opening Reception: 4 – 6:00 PM Sunday September 21

Workshops: October 19 & October 29

Contact: Emily Crosby, 802-431-0204, outreach@chandler-arts.org
71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060
802-728-9878

Gallery Hours: Thursday, 4-6 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 pm.
Or open by appointment, by calling 802-728-9878. 
The Gallery is also open during most performances.

Workshop Info: 
Felting Workshop ‘Lava Neckpiece,’
with Nancy Evan 
Sunday October 19, 10am-3pm
Upper Gallery
Participants will learn nuno felting and shaping techniques, resulting in a completed piece of wearable art. The cost is $115 per person, which includes all of the needed materials and tools.

Crochet Workshop 'Recycled Bag'
with Mary Lou Maeder 
Wednesday October 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Upper Gallery
Participants will learn to crochet a bag from re-cycled plastic grocery bags. Students are asked to provide their own materials and tools. Participants will need 1) grocery bags with a variety of interesting colors 2) a pair of scissors and  3) a crochet hook, size I (9) or larger. The cost is $15. per person.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Confluence Art Exhibit Opening at BALE

A confluence of Japanese-style gyotaku collage, river-themed fabric art, and watercolors are featured in an exhibit by Gretchen Alexander of Jericho, and Ned Swanberg of Sharon, at BALE in South Royalton.  
(Image: 'Ghosts in CPOM' -Gyotaku fabric collage by Gretchen Alexander)
Exhibit Dates: August 31 to September 24
Opening Reception: Saturday August 30 at 4 pm

BALE
35 South Windsor Street
South Royalton, Vermont (on the green)

The exhibition examines mountains and rivers with the perceptions of naturalists.  Gretchen Alexander is currently expressing her interest in aquatic ecology through the fiber arts including a Japanese fish printing technique called Gyotaku and felting.  Gretchen will also share riverscapes in watercolor.  Ned Swanberg will share plein - air watercolors inspired by the White River and New England mountain walks.
(Image: 'Camel's Hump' - hand dyed felted wool by Gretchen Alexander)

Gretchen Alexander and Ned Swanberg work in the Watershed Management Division at the Agency of Natural Resources.  As colleagues, naturalists and artists they have both drawn from the rocks and rivers that define our bioregion and inform our culture.  Their work ranges across scales, textures, palettes, and emotional tone.
(Image: 'Preston's Pond' - watercolor and ink by Gretchen Alexander)
BALE (Building a Local Economy) is a community resource center for local economy initiatives that emerge from the creativity of people and communities of the White River Valley. Their core vision is that of stewardship of place – home and communities – and of our relationship to the natural world of which we are a part.

For more information on BALE and the upcoming exhibit please contact Chris Wood at  info@balevt.org



News from our southern VT members!

(Image left: Jackie Abrams, Image right: Karen Kamenetzky)

Jackie Abrams and Karen Kamentzky will exhibit their work together at:

Gallery in the Woods
145 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-4777
info@galleryinthewoods.com

Exhibit Dates: September 5 - October 31

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Jackie Abrams will also have her work included in the Woebegone Basket Guild exhibit:

'With and Without: Challenges'

Exhibit Dates: September 5 - November 1


(Image: 'Friends' by Jackie Abrams)

The Carnegie
1028 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
859-957-1940