Release & React
Artists’ Reception is Friday, February 17, 5 PM to 7 PM
The Chaffee Art Center announces the opening of Release & React on February 17, 2017. The exhibit will feature three artists groups: Brush Strokes Studio, East Mountain Mentoring Artists, and the Vermont Abstract Connection, creating a rich and diverse body of work from 16 Vermont artists.
Exhibiting Artists include: Lorraine Brown, Mary Crowley, Pam Hidde, Robert Hooker, Christine Holzschuh, Lowell Snowdon Klock, Mary Fran Lloyd, Ann McFarren, Mareva Millarc, Betsy Moakley, Rae Newell, Barbara Peterson, Karen Seward, Heather Shay, Christine Townsend, Kleng T. Walker, and Lisa Walker.
About each group:
Over 15 years ago some of our members came together to learn from Linda Stanton Patrick. While we all were influenced by her teachings on realism, we have become an eclectic group that displays a broad spectrum of original canvases where the subject matter reflects our personalities and interests.
While the majority of the art work is done in oil, we also have members who do watercolor, sketching, coffee art, and elaborate crafts. We meet weekly in a private studio in Rutland Town. Our group displays a collaborative effort to produce quality work, while enjoying each other’s friendship.
East Mountain Mentoring Artists
EMMA, an artist mentoring group, was formed in 2013. It has 10 members who regularly meet to discuss the issues associated with being an artist, and to encourage each other creatively and professionally. EMMA artists share their work individually, and as a group in the community and also participate in community projects and volunteer opportunities. Membership in EMMA provides a forum to keep abreast of art trends, exhibits, and exposure to artists, workshops and books, as well as sources for materials and supplies. EMMA recognizes that artists need a support system to grow in their specialties and to have opportunities to share successes and setbacks in a profession that is relatively solitary. EMMA stands for “East Mountain Mentoring Artists.”
Vermont Abstract Connection
A collective of abstract artists, founded in 2013, that meets six times a year in their homes and studios, to share artwork, process, and new ideas, through the visual language of abstraction.