Exhibiting Artists

March, 2013

Catherine Hall
Recycled/Reborn
March 1st – 31st, 2013

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed media work from Vermont artist Catherine Hall entitled Recycled/Reborn, March 1st through the 31st. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, March 1st; from 5 to 8pm. Catherine exhibits a selection of plaster, wax and mixed media faces and figures created from discarded dolls and stuffed animals found at local recycling centers.
In an artist’s statement, Catherine Hall explains, “The works in this show derive from cast-off dolls and stuffed animal toys collected from recycling shops. I attempt to give them new lives and a wider range of expressions so that they might resonate with adult viewers as well as with children. They are about remembered emotions, fantasy and fairy tales. The materials are plaster casts, encaustic and mixed media.”
Catherine Hall was born in England and attended Art School and University in Manchester, earning a BA in Art History before immigrating to the USA where she earned graduate degrees in Visual Art and Art History. She works in many mediums including painting, sculpture and installation. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, Vermont Studio Center and the Ucross Foundation, and has completed numerous commissions including an award-winning “percent for art” project for the State of Massachusetts, and the banners that hang over five intersections of Church Street in Burlington, VT. Hall’s installations, paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in numerous venues nationally and in England, and her work is in several private and public collections including the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Reader’s Digest Collection and Ucross Foundation.

February, 2013

Christy Mitchell
Source and Alter
February 1st – 26th, 2013

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Vermont artist Christy Mitchell entitled Source and Alter, February 1st through the 26th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, February 1st; from 5 to 8pm. Exploring creative re-use as an art form; Christy Mitchell utilizes discarded architectural drawings, children’s books, magazines, wire and bathroom tiles in her ongoing series of work. Through repetition, from a series of 7 to 1,000, the pieces start to take on a visual language of their own.
Christy Mitchell’s artwork stems from a lifetime of curiosity, an extreme eye for detail, a respect for wearable/functional arts, computer design, and much more. Her work is conceptual, and made with materials found in the world around her – the discarded pieces that are reinvented and given back to the same community that threw them away. Christy has been producing an exhibit once a year called, ‘Make Art, Repeat.’, in which she creates a body of work in the month before the show opens, only with materials she finds.
Christy Mitchell is an artist and creative place maker currently living in Burlington, Vermont. Born in the Deep South in 1980, she spent her childhood living between Alabama and Indiana. Mitchell returned to the south to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and received her B.F.A. in metals and jewelry design. Missing the experience of all four seasons, she chose Vermont as her new northern home after graduation in 2003. She joined an artist collective in the South End of town and has stayed in the area ever since. Since founding The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in 2009, she has opened up a total of three studio collectives with a fourth on the way. With the completion of the fourth space in the South End, Mitchell will manage working artist studios for nearly 40 artists and curate monthly exhibits for 5 locations. She hosts her own solo exhibitions every November at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery to keep her body of work current. When not hard at work in the local Burlington art scene, Mitchell enjoys spending time with her 11 year old son, Luke, her loving partner, Alex and their two cats, Piper and Ivan. Learn more about Christy and the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery at spacegalleryvt.com

January, 2013

Sienna Fontaine
If We Rose From Feathers
January 4 – January 29, 2013

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed media work from Vermont artist Sienna Fontaine entitled If We Rose From Feathers, January 4th through the 29th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, January 4th; from 5 to 8pm. Sienna Fontaine’s mixed media work features vibrant abstract washes, celebrating the fundamental properties of paint, merge with the bold marks of ink, pen, and stitched embroidery.

Sienna Fontaine’s recent work is concerned with ecology, an understanding of the past (both in a general sense and in a personal ancestral investigation), identity (both as a female and as an artist), words (poetry, prose, and perspective), and with process. Her methodology explores art as a means of creating and of finding home, where the creation of art is as much a shelter as a means of building structure as the final piece, whether it manifests through painting, photography, site specific installations, art-as-performance, oral story-telling, critical writing, or poetic reflection. Sienna is a Vermont artist and graduate from The University of Vermont with a degree in Art Education. Sienna received a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.

December, 2012

Haley Bishop
Untitled
December 7 – December 31, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed media work from Vermont artist Haley Bishop, December 7th through December 31st. There will be an opening reception Friday, December 7th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

The places in Haley Bishop’s life are extremely important, and form the basis for much of her work. Using pen-and-ink illustration, watercolor, acrylic, and computer scans, Haley transforms images of familiar spaces into colorful, layered mixed-media pieces. Haley considers herself an abstract colorist, though many of her pieces contain objects of familiarity & comfort. In her work, Bishop often gives life to her childhood memories, recalling places that were important to her and examining them through the lens of empty space, familiar objects and shapes, and detailed house interiors.
Haley Bishop: Originally from California, Haley Bishop has spent most of her life in Vermont. She attended Burlington Tech Center, studying Design & Illustration, before receiving her BFA from the School Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Haley loves working with children, and when not creating art, works as a nanny. She often involves them in her art, and feels that her own work has a very childlike quality. Find out more information about Haley at www.haleyalyssabishop.com

October, 2012

Abbey Meaker
The Unseen
October 5 – October 30, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled The Unseen, featuring Black and White and Color photography by Burlington, Vermont artist Abbey Meaker. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, October 5th from 5-8pm. The exhibition runs through October 30th.

Los Angeles film critic and poet Dreux Moreland describes Abbey Meaker’s photography in this way: “There is a scene in Chris Marker’s 1962 film, La Jetee, in which a woman, after a remarkable dissection of cross-dissolves, suddenly comes alive: staring into the hollow face of the camera, the future of love blinks her eyes. After twenty minutes of still photographs and auditory association, the moment is nothing short of revelation. Abbey Meaker’s photographic work is an evocative touchstone of the same variety. Like the coma victim who exists in solipsism, a state of perpetual twilight, faintly working memories like rosary beads inside the cathedral of time which is the skull, the photographs tug me to places I have only visited in the gray. A hand lost to fog, a building equally consumed by weeds, by moss, by emulsion, a woman looking for the vanishing traces of youth in a window, the erotic riptide of loss.”
Abbey Meaker: Artist Abbey Meaker grew up in Putney, Vermont and currently resides in Burlington. Abbey has been shooting photos for about ten years, which has culminated in a desire to be challenged as an artist in an academic setting. To this end, she is currently enrolled at Burlington College, pursuing a B.A. in Fine Art, and ultimately an MFA. Abbey also works as the studio manager for sculptor Richard Erdman. Relatively new to exhibiting her work in a public setting, Abbey recently was part of an exhibition at Furchgott Sourdiffe in Shelburne, Vermont and has previously shown her work at Piazzo Barsanti in Pietrasanta, Italy. Abbey’s writing and photography has been featured in numerous online publications, including Nighthawks, Orphanwork, Tourist Zine, Pas un Autre, Hillbilly Magazine and more. For more information about Abbey Meaker’s work, please click here

September, 2012

Lorraine Reynolds and Beth Gilmore
American Gothic
September 7 – September 30, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled American Gothic, featuring mixed media work by Vermont artist Lorraine Reynolds, and Beth Gilmore from Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibition opens with a special reception during Art Hop, Friday, September 7, 2012, 5-8pm (featuring live jazz beginning at 5:30pm), and runs through the month of September.
Lorraine Reynolds and Beth Gilmore’s American Gothic bridges the distance between past and present, north and south. Reynolds and Gilmore have assembled mixed media work using alternative printmaking and painting processes that speak to the viewer thorough nostalgia and memory, melding a collective past and visions of haunted tales.
Lorraine Reynolds: Artist Lorraine Reynolds’ mixed media assemblages are a collection of “glimmering prizes”. Assembled in old boxes, frames and books, found objects find unity and a common voice in her hands. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of lost and forgotten things but through Lorraine’s creative touch find life again. Lorraine’s gift is in sifting through these disparate objects, finding the compatible bits and pieces of others’ lives and weaving their faint and ancient energies together until they sing in one voice. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of these lost and forgotten things, but they remind us that their owners have been lost and forgotten as well

Over the past several years, Lorraine Reynolds has displayed her work in various group shows throughout the state of Vermont. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Lorraine Reynolds is a costume and technical designer by day and mixed media artist by night. A Vermont transplant for over 20 years she lives in Williston, VT with her husband, her two sons and her enormously affectionate German Shorthair Pointer. Lorraine is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Visual Arts at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the recipient of the 2011 Art Hop People’s Choice Award. For more information on Lorraine Reynolds click here

Beth Gilmore: Beth Gilmore is a Nashville, Tennessee native with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts through Vermont College’s Low-Residency MFA program. Additionally, she is an artist-in-residence at the Nashville Downtown Presbyterian Church. Beth also dresses up as various antebellum figures for her job at the historic Belmont Mansion, which inspired the work seen in this exhibition. She is the owner and curator of the Twist Art Gallery. For more information on Beth Gilmore click here

August, 2012

“Kat Clear and Avery McIntosh, Circus Remix
August 3 – August 31, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in August 2012 of work from Burlington artists Kat Clear and Avery McIntosh. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, August 3rd from 5-8pm, and runs through the month of August.
Sculpture by Kat Clear continues to inspect subculture of circus; pretty and gritty. Paintings by Avery McIntosh with colorful abstracted shapes hinting at an often artificial human facade. More on Kat Clear at www.katherineclear.com

July, 2012

“Aaron Stein, Junkyard Treasure
July 6 – July 31, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in July 2012 of work from Burlington artist Aaron Stein. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, July 6th from 5-8pm, and runs through the month of July. Vintage Inspired, A vibrant new marketplace for antique dealers, artists and craftspeople, is located at 180 Flynn Avenue, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, and Mondays by appointment.
Aaron Stein is a passionate motor-head struggling to accept that the “Golden Age of the Automobile” has past. To Stein, that alluring golden age viewed through a rear view mirror informs his current work, which incorporates found objects such as toys, tarnished chrome, cast iron, rust, and vintage license plates to tell stories depicting the impact car culture has on contemporary life. More at www.revivalstudio.com

June, 2012

“Shawna Cross”
June 1 – June 30, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in June 2012 of work from Vermont artist Shawna Cross, who creates abstract paintings in oil. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm, and runs through the month of June. Vintage Inspired, A vibrant new marketplace for antique dealers, artists and craftspeople, is located at 180 Flynn Avenue, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 12pm to 4pm and closed Mondays.
Vermont artist Shawna Cross makes abstract work that allows felt moments to become physical realities as she combines the psychology of color with the creation of form and rhythm to evoke the id and explore the chaotic circumplex of emotion. She was raised in northern Vermont and, infused with a large sense of wanderlust, studied in universities between the Adirondack region of New York, western Europe, and New York City; eventually receiving a degree in painting and drawing from Plattsburgh State University in 2007. She has studied under several contemporary New York artists, filled 19 notebooks with poetry, and at the start of 2009 founded Borough Gallery & Studio in Burlington, Vermont. She currently resides in Middlebury, where she works as graphic designer, in-house photographer, and web designer for Edgewater Gallery. More information about the artist can be found at www.shawnacross.com

April, 2012

“Sara Katz”
April through May, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in April and May of work from Vermont artist Sara Katz, who creates abstract and industrial landscapes in oil. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, April 6th from 5-8pm, and runs through May.

Vermont painter Sara Katz’ landscapes are often inspired by a sense of the landscape passing by as the viewer travels, resulting in images of roads, bridges and the streaking scenes on the edges of highways. As she says in her artist statement, “these subjects let me paint in a style that I enjoy the most–loose and active. I try to achieve a paint quality that suggests a fleeting memory, and use bold colors to turn the desolate or banal into a pleasantly nostalgic moment.” The paintings in this exhibition will feature primarily small works of abstract and industrial landscapes.
Sara received a degree in Fine Art from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is currently the Assistant Director at Burlington City Arts. Her work has been exhibited all over the Burlington area, including The BCA Center, The Maltex Building, The Burlington International Airport and more. Sara will be a featured artist at the Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont in July of 2012. Sara grew up in Cabot, Vermont on a vegetable farm/greenhouse and nursery. “Growing things is closely connected to the simplest skills in making art: it requires observation, a connection to color and texture, and a willingness to experiment with materials until the desired results are achieved,” says Katz. More information about the artist can be found at www.saraskatz.com

March, 2012

“Jordan Douglas and Axel Stohlberg”
March 2-31, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in March of work from Vermont artists Jordan Douglas, who creates re-imagined archive photos and Axel Stohlberg who creates assemblage art from found objects. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, March 2nd from 5-8pm, and runs through March, and also features vintage brooches and Art Deco-style crystal jewelry from Linda Douglas.
Jordan Douglas Vermont photographer Jordan Douglas’ work, entitled (Re)memberings, re-imagines historical archive photos, hand tinted in sepia. In reprinting these portraits, it is hopeful that the subjects who have long ago passed may be awakened and remembered; that the dance that they accepted with the future may take another turn; and that the flickering fragilities of these antique documents may speak to our present day humanity. Jordan Douglas teaches black-and-white darkroom photography at Saint Michaels and Champlain Colleges, as well as Burlington City Arts. Jordan uses both low tech and high optics cameras in creating his images—which encompass a broad spectrum of subject matter and styles. Recent exhibitions have included 2 shows at Burlington’s Gallery 215 College—one that examined found debris with large scale silver gelatin lith prints (December, 2008) and another of triptychs of unintended connections from contiguous strips of negatives (April, 2009). An example of Jordan’s lith photography was published in Tim Rudman’s compendium, The World of Lith Printing (Aurum Press, 2006). Jordan lives in Jericho, Vermont.
Axel Stohlberg Axel Stohlberg’s assemblage art, Little Stories is art made from found objects, “put together into little stories – sometimes with a little humor or politics or just thinking out loud,” says Stohlberg in a recent artist statement. Stohlberg from Middlesex, VT, a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, works in a variety of media – paintings, charcoal drawings, sculptures and assemblages. Recent showings of his work as included The South End Art Hop, group exhibitions from BCA’s Art Sales and Leasing program at the Maltex Building on Pine Street in Burlington and at The T.W. Wood Gallery at The Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.

February, 2012

“Jude Bond and Michelle Saffran”
February 3-29, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in February of work from Vermont artists and photographers Jude Bond and Michelle Saffran. This exhibition featuring black and white and color photography will open on First Friday, February 3rd with a reception from 5-8pm, and runs through February 29th. Also in the month of February, Vintage Inspired will feature art work from the community at The Lodge at Shelburne Bay. Vintage Inspired, A vibrant new marketplace for antique dealers, artists and craftspeople, is located at 180 Flynn Avenue, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 12pm to 4pm and closed Mondays.
Jude Bond Artist Jude Bond’s silver gelatin prints entitled Yours Till Niagara Falls; Brides and Grooms and Honeymoons are a photographic celebration of love, marriage, honeymoons, waterfalls, smooches, pools, geysers, rocks, rivers, caves, carnivals, and attractions – both tourist and otherwise. The series is an ode to both the vernacular candid snapshot and the vintage cabinet card, a posed studio-style portrait genre with atmospheric hand-painted backdrops. Taking something old and something new — in this case old and new photographs, and old and new technology — Jude has created faux snapshots of happy couples as they traverse the USA visiting such familiar locales as The Carlsbad Caverns, Mount Rushmore, and Marine World. These silver gelatin prints are intimate little treasures presented to accentuate their object-ness. They provide a glimpse of romance that is tender yet archly amusing. Jude has exhibited her work all over Vermont for over 15 years, and facilitates the Early Arts program at Burlington City Arts. www.judebond.net
Michelle Saffran Michelle Saffran creates photographs that deal with issues of gender identity, loss of innocence, passage of time and our temporal existence. In her artist statement, Saffran states that she “looks to the tradition of still life painting for inspiration, and is particularly provoked by the dark moodiness and heavy symbolism of the Dutch and Spanish still life paintings of the early 16th Century.” Michelle holds a BFA in photography from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and exhibits her work throughout the area. She is a photography and design teacher at Burlington City Arts and is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston. www.michellesaffranphotography.com

January, 2012

“Vintage Inspired; We Art Women,”
January 4-31, 2012

“Vintage Inspired; We Art Women,” at Vintage Inspired January 4-31, 2012, showcases the collected talent of several Vermont women artists. Our focus for this exhibition is emphasis on vintage and reused materials for our artworks. We also have several pieces reflecting our own feelings regarding our pasts, recycling today, and the role of “reuse” and “vintage” in the not so distant future. The exhibition includes paintings and mixed-media works by Lauren Brownell, Ida Ludlow, Marni McKitrick, Polly Raine, and Katherine Taylor McBroom. Vintage Inspired is a designated First Friday Artwalk Space and the opening reception will take place on January 6, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. For more information on We Art Women, please click here
Marni McKitrick Marni McKitrick has a Fine Art degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys painting in watercolor, soft pastel, fluid acrylics, encaustic and mixed media. She is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, the Vermont Pastel Society, the Northern Vermont Artist’s Association and the We Art Women Vermont Artist’s Co-op. She has participated in juried and non-juried art shows all over Vermont.
Artist Statement The paintings I have selected for the Vintage Inspired Show are all done in encaustic. Encaustic painting is also known as hot wax painting and is created by heating beeswax and adding colored pigments and applied to wood.The reason I selected these paintings for this show is the encaustic technique dates back to Egypt from 100-300AD. Encaustic art has seen a resurgence in popularity since the 1990’s.The subject matter of some of the paintings were inspired by memories of my past life in Saudi Arabia (Call To Prayer, Arabic Testimonials) and others were memories from my early childhood in Canada (Looking Back, and A Hike To Remember).
Ida Ludlow Ida Ludlow is a versatile artist living in South Burlington, VT. She works in a variety of media including oil, pastel, acrylic, papier mache and watercolor. She is known for creating evocative and provocative works of art as well as vibrant interpretations of the nature and waterfowl of Vermont.Ms. Ludlow has a B.A. in Studio Art and Italian Language from Connecticut College, and an M.A. in Art Education from Columbia University. She won first prize in the SEABA Art Hop Juried Exhibition in 2010 for her oil pastel work entitled, “Papier Mache Hat.” Another of her pieces, “Valves,” also placed in the Juror’s Selections that year. Ms. Ludlow has consistently shown her work in and around Burlington for the last three years. She exhibits her work individually as well as collectively.
Artist Statement This exhibition created some exciting challenges for me. When I spoke about the show with Mary, the owner of Vintage Inspired, I started to think about certain antiques I had in my possession of great sentimental value; as well as found natural objects.When my beloved, late grandmother was ten years old in 1926, she traveled around the world twice. During that trip, her parents purchased a doll for her in each of the countries they visited. That collection of dolls now belongs to me. I was instantly inspired by those dolls, their space in time, and what they meant to me.

I also began to think of portraits of certain people that I had done long ago. One of the subjects involved a young girl in a vintage dress posed in a style evocative of the Impressionist Era. I decided to incorporate some of these works into the exhibit as well.

In addition, in my studio I came upon a box of art materials of my own that were at least twenty years old. I made use of these materials in the piece entitled. “Grotesquerida”. Holbein holds up! In the spirit of recycling, I walked the shore of Lake Champlain in search of found objects to use as materials in this work.

Respectfully submitted, Ida Ludlow

Katherine Taylor McBroom As a displaced Southerner living in Vermont, I have always had a love for art as well as crafts. At a very young age, I watched my grandmother paint, sew, quilt and create unusual craft objects from discarded household items. I enjoy mixed media collage, and I believe this is rooted in those early experiences of being influenced by my grandmother. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated in 2006 from the University of Memphis with a Masters in Art History with a museum studies certification. Since I’ve lived primarily in the Southern region of the U.S., my art is heavily influenced by women, southern traditions, music and memories of my childhood. I enjoy bold colors, kitschy items and unusual ways to use patterns.
Artist Statement I think art should be more than just a pleasing image, it should engage the viewer whether good or bad, the purpose of art to me is to communicate something. I love art’s ability to communicate something more than what we see in our everyday lives. Vintage Inspired is about reconstructing the past and connecting it with your own experiences. We all bring something from our own experience to a work of art whether we are the artist or the viewer. Whether a discarded item or an experience Vintage Inspired is the merging of the past with the present.
Polly Raine Polly Raine studied several art mediums, Art History, and Art Therapy, through the Parsons School of Design in Paris, University of Georgia’s Study Abroad Program in Italy, Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, and finally the University of Vermont where she received a BA in 1995. She received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in 2010, where her focus was in Photo Therapy and the photographic arts. Her experience in the visual arts is as a Facilitator, Educator, Gallery Director, and long-time volunteer for the not-for-profit-arts, in addition to both Applied and Fine Arts-maker in her spare time.
Artist Statement I used to call myself a collector of objet d’art (it was an excuse for an obscene habit of scavenging trinkets and detritus from flea markets and second hand shops). The objet d’art would be used in shadow boxes. Currently I appropriate these objects into images to use in photographic collage; my 3D collection has thus been flattened (you would think the process would be space-saving, but instead it’s an excuse to keep collecting). Photographic representations of these objects, in addition to my own photographs and collected vintage photos, are combined in translucent layers to illustrate the dreamy, mysterious connections I feel to them. This process of art-making is one of a handful I have recently been using to test new Photo Therapy-driven techniques.

November, 2011

Grand Opening of ‘Vintage Inspired’ in Burlington Features Art Exhibition with Lorraine Reynolds and Lisa Lillibridge

Burlington, VT: (Thursday, November 10, 2011) Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new antique marketplace on Friday, November 18th. Vintage Inspired, a vibrant new marketplace for antique dealers, artists and craftspeople, is located at 180 Flynn Avenue, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, and closed Mondays.
To kick off the market grand opening, an art exhibition featuring the work of Vermont artists Lorraine Reynolds and Lisa Lillibridge will open at Vintage Inspired for First Friday Art Walk, Friday December 2nd, with a reception from 5-8pm. The work will be on view during regular business hours through December 31st.
Artist Lorraine Reynolds’ mixed media assemblages are a collection of “glimmering prizes.” Assembled in old boxes, frames and books, found objects find unity and a common voice in her hands. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of lost and forgotten things but through Lorraine’s creative touch find life again. Lorraine’s gift is in sifting through these disparate objects, finding the compatible bits and pieces of others’ lives and weaving their faint and ancient energies together until they sing in one voice. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of these lost and forgotten things, but they remind us that their owners have been lost and forgotten as well. Over the past several years, Lorraine Reynolds has displayed her work in various group shows throughout the state of Vermont. She recently had her first solo show in the fall of 2011. Lorraine is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and technical designer for Burton Snowboards. For more information, visit Lorraine’s website at www.glimmeringprize.com
Lisa Lillibridge moved to Burlington, Vermont, from South Dakota on New Year’s Day 1990 and started making art. Recently, Liliibridge has been working in wood; carving, painting, pounding found objects and experimenting with various subject matters and finishes. Lisa has created benefit art shows with her son, Ellis Govoni, and participated as an artist-in-residence at The Basin Harbor Club. In her artist statement, Lillibridge states, “I am inspired to live in a community where so many artists donate their art, time and energy to make Burlington such a unique place.” Visit the artist’s website: www.lisalillibridge.com
Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is a funky, accessible and beautifully lit space. It is a delight for shoppers wanting to combine a love of antiques, curious goods and art. Owner, Mary Heinrich Aloi, has a truly inspired eye and her shop is a haven for hunters, pickers and art lovers. The focus of the shop is creating a reconnection to the past. For directions to the Marketplace, please click here…