Make Your Own Journals

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’ve scheduled another session of Make Your Own Journals with beloved instructor, Susan Luce. This class was a huge success at our last meeting, and seats for this class already filling up so please RSVP as soon as possible. Thanks!

Make Your Own Journals
Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm to 5:30pm – $15

“Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $15/Class (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Woodbury, VT Antique Sale

Looking for great deals and a fun weekend activity? Join Vintage Inspired’s owner and expert picker, Mary Aloi, at the Woodbury, VT Antique Sale! Primitives to vintage and everything in between. In Woodbury between the fire station and the country store. Hope to see you there! (6 miles south of Hardwick – approximately 1 hour and 20 min from Burlington.)

When? Saturday, March 31 8am to 2pm
Where? Woodbury, VT (Interstate 89 to Montpelier, Route 2 to Route 14)
More info? For more information, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net.

David Gil and Bennington Potters – Apr 18th, 6:30pm

David Gil and Bennington Potters
Wednesday, April 18th, 6:30pm – Free

In this engaging and informative lecture, Vintage Inspired Marketplace vendor Tom Jiamachello discusses the extraordinary work of Vermont potter David Gil and his celebrated studio, Bennington Potters.
Prior to changing the name to Bennington Potters around 1960, David Gil’s company was known as Cooperative Design. There, he and other Alfred University trained graduates fashioned all sorts of interesting Mid-Century items. Having trained at Alfred University, Gil came to Bennington in 1948. His designs are included in many Mid-Century exhibits and catalogues.
His early designs have not yet been completely documented, so rarities are still out there to be found. There is a large group of people who are interested in David Gil’s designs. (For more information, please click here.)
David Gil was featured in the publication Vermont Life in its Winter 1961 issue. In an eight page spread with one full color image and 13 black and white images, there is a full history of the founding of the pottery along with great visual references of the ware being made at that time. One can see the iconic designs of Yusuke Aida, especially the double trigger mug and coffeepot along with other fascinating items. A great reference!
Bennington Potters is among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. After 1960, they made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores. In their 1964 catalogue, Gil described their creations as “Art Objects in the Practical Realm” – Museum Honored, Hand-Crafted, Modestly Priced”
Tom will present many hard-to-find designs he’s collected in the last ten years. Come see the whimsy and brilliance of the late David Gil (1923? -2002)
Cost: Free!
When: Wed Apr 18th 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Sara Katz

“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

Upcoming Classes

Make Your Own Greeting Cards
Sunday, April 1st, 4pm to 5:30pm – $15

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re offering “Make Your Own Greeting Cards” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make an assortment of greeting cards to give and share. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $15/Class (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Sunday, April 1st, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Make Your Own Journals
Sunday, April 15th, 4pm to 5:30pm – $15

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re offering “Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $15/Class (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Sunday, April 15th, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Jordan Douglas and Axel Stohlberg

“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.

Appraisals by Kyle Scanlon

Not sure what that vintage treasure is worth? Please join us Sunday, March 4th, for appraisals by Kyle Scanlon. $5.00 per item donation; proceeds benefit Mercy Connections.

Kyle Scanlon is the co-owner of K.C. Scanlon: Estate Sales and Services. He is the third generation of his family to be actively involved in the antique and estate business. His grandparents, Nathan and Margaret Merrill, founded the Vermont Antique dealers Association. From an early age, Kyle worked with his mother in her antique shop and on the show circuit.

After college, Kyle began working as a fine arts appraiser and the gallery manager at Duane Merrill & Company, Auctioneers and Appraisers. During his 10-plus years there the company set several world records at auction, and Kyle’s appraisal customers included prominent New England institutions like the Shelburne Museum.

In 2005 Kyle was offered the executive editor position at Elk Publishing, where he would oversee the editorial content of three magazines. In 2009 Kyle, and his wife, Amie founded K.C. Scanlon: Estate Sales and Services on a part-time basis. Buisiness quickly grew, and in March of 2011 they made it their full-time occupation. Last year they conducted over 25 tag and estate sales across Vermont.

Jude Bond and Michelle Saffran

“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

From Hot Pads to Rag Rugs: Crochet Basics (February)

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re once again offering From Hot Pads to Rag Rugs: Crochet Basics
This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old materials to make anything from a hot pad to a rag rug. We will learn the basics of crochet, while creating fun and functional items! We will provide materials, all you need is a large crochet hook (we will have some for sale for those in need) and an imagination to create.
Cost: $20.00 for 2 Classes (2 hrs. each). 1st Class info lesson and questions; 2nd Class crochet circle and questions!
When: Sun Feb 12th 4pm; Sun Feb 19th 4pm
Registration: Registration for this class ends Saturday, February 11. To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.