Southern Vermont Arts Center Celebrates ‘65 Years on the Hill’
On Saturday, November 14, the Southern Vermont Arts Center will host the opening of a special exhibition, ‘Celebrating 65 Years on the Hill.’ See the works of important figures from the Permanent Collection in Gallery II, and works by invited current artist members throughout the rest of Yester House, a rare opportunity to compare artwork of different genres, time periods and styles to see what has maintained, what has waned, and all the nuances inbetween.
The Permanent Collection represents the early and mature work of a few of the painters who founded the Southern Vermont Artists: William Dean Fausett, Wallace Fahnestock, Robert Finlay McIntyre, Elsa Bley, Beatrice Jackson, Clay Bartlett, Bernadine Custer, Herbert Meyer, Harriet de Sanchez and Felicia Meyer. Their vision of establishing an artistic center in southern Vermont was a gift to us; one that has continued for over 90 years and led to the purchase of the Webster estate 65 years ago, allowing artists a venue to show their talents and share their passions. Current exhibiting artists include Tracy Baker White, Judith Kniffin, Tom Kerr, Matt Chinian, Nancy Calicchio, Donna Friedman, Cynthia Rosen, Irene Schultz, Joan Poarch, Ann Pasko and Judith Ellers. Among their works, one can discover different universes – from beautiful landscapes to exquisite silver point drawings, and many other surprises in paintings and photography.
Join us for an opening reception complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, to meet our current artist members and receive ten percent off the purchase of their works on opening day. (Artwork from the Permanent Collection is not for sale.) This exhibition will run through the end of 2015. The Yester House Galleries at the Southern Vermont Art Center are free of admission to everyone. For information, call 802-362-1405 or visit svac.org.