Ann McFarren – Artist/Painter

For over 40 years, I have painted the Vermont landscape with its trees, mountains; its many brooks and lakes; all liberally sprinkled with charming little villages. I can never resist the call of the back roads and where they might lead. I am also drawn to the sea; more specifically the coast of Maine. For many years I have been going there; observing and trying to capture the many moods of that rugged coast.

Christine Holzschuh – Artist/Painter

I have been influenced by Sean Dye’s beautiful colors, Karin Jurick’s amazing ability to capture a moment in time with accuracy and punctuation, Carol Marine’s exciting brushstrokes and understanding of value and I have learned about color theory from Jane Neroni and benefited from her friendship and mentoring. I have always wanted to paint and was fortunate enough to have a mother who was and is a masterful artist who brought the world to me in living color and always encouraged me. I am dedicated to painting every day and improving through workshops with the above artists and others.

Kathryn Palmer-Wiegers – Artist/Painter

Kathryn is responsible for several Rutland murals, including “Batman” on the Griffin Building, and the recently installed “Elephant” located near the entrance to the bus garage on West Street. There are several others, including one on the side of the Rutland Co-op building on Wales Street, one on Center Street, and two on Merchants Row.

Stephanie DeSimone – Yoga Instructor

Yoga opened a door of insight for Stefanie into the care of mind, body, and spirit in her first year of college. After practicing all throughout college and naturally having a yearn for teaching, she completed her 200 hour YTT through Dragonfly Yoga Barn in Sandwhich, New Hampshire. A full time art teacher during the year, she has decided to use her summer to bring as much yoga to the local peoples as possible. She teaches locally at a few other studios and gyms in the area so it is easy to find her!

In Stefanie’s classes, expect to leave with a level of integrity and awareness of self. Her classes provide you a space to create and discover awareness and strength within by activating your own body physically, and spiritually through movement, sound, and breath. Stefanie anticipates you to leave your mat with dignity and honor for yourself and your practice!