SVAC Season Opening Celebration

SVAC Season Opening Celebration

SVAC Season Opening Celebration

‘Cagnes-sur-mer’ by Harry Shokler, from SVAC’s Permanent Collection.

‘Cagnes-sur-mer’ by Harry Shokler, from SVAC’s Permanent Collection.

The staff at the Southern Vermont Art Center is preparing a full season of exhibitions, gallery shows, performances, art workshops and children’s camps. The Wilson Museum and Yester House Galleries will open their doors to the community with a free reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, with seven exhibitions and gallery shows making their debut. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Opening exhibitions include an extensive installation of American and European paintings, a large group exhibition, solo exhibits by four SVAC artists, an historical photo exhibit and the return of SVAC’s popular Collector’s Gallery. At the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, the ‘Permanent Collection: A Fresh Look,’ presents rare and important works from SVAC’s collection, many which have not been seen in recent years. It is the first in a series planned to commemorate SVAC’s legacy of artwork and patronage, and will continue through July 20.

That show will be complemented by the return of the Collector’s Gallery at the Yester House, showcasing work for sale by leading SVAC artists practicing today. Artists include Arthur Jones, Mary Iselin, Judith Carbine, Susan Cronin, Leslie Heathcote, Caryn King, Alan Nyiri, Robert Sydorowich, John Olsen and Robert Lafond. Also opening at the Yester House is a group exhibition titled ‘Sky,’ inspired by the heavens above us; solo shows by four member artists: Angela Arkway, Caryn King, Robert Sydorowich and Jessica Yager; plus a photographic exhibit of historic painted theater curtains by the Vermont group Curtains Without Borders. All shows at the Yester House continue through June 8.

The rest of the 2014 season at SVAC includes large group exhibitions, a museum exhibition of Brian Sweetland’s work, musical and comedy performances, art workshops and summer camps throughout the year.

Details and an event calendar can be found online at svac.org, or call 802-362-1405 for a copy of our Artview Journal.

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is located on West Road in Manchester, Vt., one mile north of the Equinox Resort. It features a museum, performing arts pavilion, education center, sculpture garden, hiking trails and the largest permanent art gallery in Vermont.

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