A Fresh Look: Rare and Important Works at SVAC
For over 80 years, the artists of the Southern Vermont Arts Center have joined together in celebrating the beauty of Vermont. Part of their legacy is the stewardship of more than 800 works in the Arts Center’s Permanent Collection, donated by member artists and their patrons.
This tradition of generosity is being celebrated through a major new exhibition at SVAC’s Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, opening Saturday, May 3.
Titled ‘The Artists of Southern Vermont: A Fresh Look,’ the exhibition presents important works from the Permanent Collection that have been unseen for decades, with profiles of the artists and the donors who created the collection. Featuring works by George Inness, Julian Rix, Ogden Pleissner, Jay Connaway, Luigi Lucioni and the late Brian Sweetland, the exhibition spans more than 150 years and represents a range of varied styles, from Tonalist landscapes to Impressionist still lifes. ‘A Fresh Look’ will continue through July 20. Also debuting on May 3 are several exhibitions at SVAC’s Yester House. Sky, a group exhibition; solo shows by Angela Arkway, Caryn King, Jessica Yager and Robert Sydorowich; a photographic exhibit of historic painted theatre curtains by the Vermont group Curtains Without Borders; and the return of the Collector’s Gallery, showcasing choice works for sale by SVAC member artists.
The Southern Vermont Arts Center is located on West Road in Manchester, 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.
For hours and further information, visit the website at
svac.org or call 802-362-1405.