Wow! It has been a VERY busy summer of exhibits. Like the New England landscape, by October’s end the art world starts to snooze a bit, alternate cuddling up and watching the white stuff out the window with bursts of energy germinating all of those creations that will burst forth in bloom in May in time for the abundance of exhibition opportunities. It’s a nice rhythm and this summer is a great example. First, The Carving Studio, Rutland, Vessel 5
and Chaffee Museum in Rutland, Birdnest 5.
Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Dogwood Dancings
and nearby Dorset Theater, Valleys and Fossils in August..
The Edgewater Gallery in Brandon, Fall’n Leaf Dance
and the NESA exhibit Earthnest 3 at the Transportation Building in Boston,
as well as Cate Park in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Eagle Feather Chimes.
Coming up will be November, shows at the Great Hall (new huge space in Springfield, Vermont) and VTica (Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art) in Chester, Vermont.
Next year we may not do so many as we will be launching our traveling exhibit Our Fragile Home with an opening in May at the Southern Vermont Art Center. After it closes mid-July, we will travel it to the Housatonic Museum of Art in Connecticut and then to the Brattleboro Museum of Art in Vermont. We are enormously pleased at the sponsorship of these three venues of this exciting exhibit. Based on the space travelers impressions of our fragile planet when they first see earth from outer space, the three large sculptures and twenty-nine works on paper provide the viewer with some provocative thoughts about how and what we “see.” This exhibit is a collaboration
of Pat Musick and Jerry Carr. Jerry did all of the welding and construction design and Pat the original design, surface finishing as well as all of the works on Japanese kozo paper. The exhibit will be accompanied with a thirty-six page color catalog, designed by LMW Design of Rutland. More, of course, on this later, but here is a sneak peek entitled Thought Streams.