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November 22 Opening Reception at Black Horse SPG

Figure-Collaboration

Alex Constantino and Blake Larsen collaborative exhibition’s opening reception will be Saturday, November 22nd from 4 – 7 PM. The exhibit featuring colorful acrylic figurative painting will be at Vermont Art Supply in the upstairs Black Horse Studio Project Gallery and runs through November. Private viewings are available by appointment or stopping by Vermont Art Supply.

Portrait of Tony Bennett

Tony BennettThis stunning piece is an Everett Raymond Kinstler portrait of Tony Bennett in 2006. Tony will be performing with his daughter next month at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2014 Vermont Jazz Festival. Learn more about the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and order tickets here.

Gallery Opening at the Flynn

Our owner, John, recently curated “Retrospective Works of Sara Bridgman 1967-2014” at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center in downtown Burlington. The opening was a huge success and we took a few photos for you to enjoy. The installation will be up in the gallery through the beginning of August, so if you haven’t stopped by yet you absolutely should!

From the Flynn’s Website:

Bridgman’s art began in the 1970s with etchings and she later incorporated oil painting into her work. She spent a good deal of time in the 1980s exploring landscapes. It was during this period that she formed a strong bond by using a practice she calls “using the magic and wonder and developing the spirit of art and sight.” Working in the 1990s, Bridgman worked tirelessly and quietly and became “close to being with the power and intelligence of life itself.” 

Bridgman’s paintings of Mary Francis La’Monge began when she envisioned Mary Francis wearing a see-through dress with daisies all over. Mary Francis is an inspirational presence in Bridgman’s art. 

Bridgman studied art at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and she spent four years studying etching at The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. Her work has been shown at Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY; Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT; Pierson Library, Shelburne, VT; Webb & Parson Gallery, Burlington, VT; and most recently at JDK Gallery, Burlington, VT. 

Hanging for an Installation at the Flynn

Our owner, John, has been working the past year on curating Charlotte artist Sara Bridgman’s show at the Flynn Museum, “Retrospective Works of Sara Bridgman 1967-2014.” He was hanging the pieces today and took a few sneak peak photos of the installation. We hope to see you all at the opening tomorrow, Friday May 9th, at 5:30 PM!

Sara Bridgman

A Collaborative Mural Outside our Store

UVM seniors Viscaya Wagner and Eliza Carver are finishing up a massive mural outside of our store for their final independent study project. The two graphic design students have been friends since kindergarten and call this a “long-coming collaboration.” Their mural is all about finding home in unexpected places and the artists decided that a large-scale, public display would be the best forum. They wanted their project to be less formal and are both very interested in street art. The girls describe the bright, vivid colors and surreal subject as “a world where both of our creatures and characters can live in the same place.” Come to 277 Pine Street to view the mural in person.

277 Pine Street Burlington, Vt 05401