Yesterday afternoon over 200 people attended the grand opening event and “launch” of Our Fragile Home at the Southern Vermont Art Center where it will be seen through July 15. What a lovely success…based on comments about the sensitivity, beauty, soulfulness of what people viewed. It was truly an artist’s reward for twenty years of imagining and four years of labor. One woman actually cried tears of joy.

From SVAC it travels to three other venues  through 2014. This exhibit which exhorts us to take care, nurture and respect our fragile planet contains a message that has universal appeal. Based on the inspiration of the words space travelers use to describe their first view of the earth from outer space, it is a testament to a world view and understanding of how vulnerable we all are. We hope you are able to see it sometime in the next two years.

On Thursday night a private viewing and champagne party was held for all of our Kickstarter supporters who generously contributed to the beautiful catalog that accompanies the exhibition.

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About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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