Members Announcements 2016

Alice Sciore: Summer Harvest Fest At Vermont Farmer’s Food Center 



This promises to be a very fun and rewarding event for all 
who attend. The food served is locally grown, a Farm to Table 
Feast.

Alice Sciore, KAG Gallery & Marketing Director was invited
with a number of other artists to create a Scarecrow for this event.
When driving through Rutland you will see it in the window of
Clem’s restaurant, at the corner of Center St. and Merchant’s Row.
See Alice’s Scarecrow, named Prima Vera, right here on our web page.
She is almost as tall as Alice.

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Alice Sciore featured in the Vermont Standard

Artist Draws Inspiration From Mountain 

By Virginia Dean

Standard Correspondent

KILLINGTON — When local resident Alice Sciore arrived in this town over 40 years ago by way of New York City, she brought with her more than a love of skiing.

An accomplished artist, Sciore’s energy and enthusiasm helped to establish not only her own local Mountain Art Gallery, but eventually her signature pieces of work in private collections here and abroad.

“What is art?” Sciore said in a recent interview. “That’s the great mystery. It may be your definition, translation, preference. You may exclude it from all other but art galleries, museums, and great artistic achievements of th e past. It may be seen in your day-to-day world as you drive the Killington Flats, so incredibly well designed. It could be brief glimpses of what stirs and moves the spirit or other far removed things — a microchip, Blackhawk helicopter.”

A graduate of Jamesine Franklin School of Professional Arts/NYU and the Art Students League of New York, Sciore is not only a fine artist but also a professional graphics designer, having done architectural illustrations, logos, brochures and writing for such key local businesses as Greenbrier, Goodro’s, The Boutique, The Cortina, and the Killington Arts Guild of which she is a co-founder.

Add to that sculpture, acrylics, oils, and watercolors — Sciore loves them all and has taken such commissions as the portrait of the town of Killington, a family portrait in wood that took Best in Show at the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, portrait busts, clay cast in bronze, along with various paintings.

Now, since late March, Sciore is the featured artist at the Killington Arts Guild Gallery with a selection of painting mediums, wood sculpture, and paper sculpture with a “Renewal and Growth” theme. Sponsored by the Mountain Times, the art show will continue until Aug. 29 upstairs at Base Camp Outfitters, 2363 Route 4 in Killington.

As an artist, Sciore feels that each individual encounter with her subject establishes what she calls the defining force that is responsible for variations in her mode of expression.

“Pieces that impart emotion are the great communicators,” said Sciore. “An artist, on the other hand, doesn’t have communication in mind. We do whatever we’re into at the time. You don’t want to hogtie yourself. And to whom do you want to communi cate? The artist would paralyze him/herself and not go ahead with his/her own style. Artists and their styles or techniques have to simply develop and grow.”

Sciore said she sees Vermont landscape, for example, as pure design and rhythm so painting in the field is very special to her.

“I gravitate toward rhythms I perceive in landscapes and strongly to design potentials,” said Sciore. “It’s difficult for me to explain or separate my work. But it’s very clear that each individual encounter presents itself.”

Struggling to define what that style is, Sciore explained that she proceeds in the direction that she sees or feels is coming from a subject.

“It’s what I see, what I think I see, what I want to see,” said Sciore. “I have a subject and purpose in mind the n I proceed in the direction I see or feel is coming from the subject. I was never conscious or aware that one had to promote his/her style. I never knew what that was all about until about three years ago. If I had been aware, I suppose you could call it contemporary impressionism.”

The mediums that characterize that style include acrylics and oils – “I adore oils” – which Sciore says are fine to work with but watercolors are swift and easy.

“At this time, I’m enjoying work with paper sculpture because it can be so immediate,” said Sciore. “It allows for design, form and color.”

Sciore used to go out into the field a lot. She walked across the entire Killington flats, carrying a heavy iron music stand and all her other equipment in one fell swoop.

“Watercolors were the easiest to do that with,” she said. “Acrylics were different. Or oils. All require a different point of view. It’s a physical and mental procedure. Acrylics and oils can be very deliberate whereas watercolors are right off the cuff.”

What led Sciore to art, she related, is hard to say.

“Oh, I don’t know,” she said. “I was very little, maybe 7 or 8 years old. I only remember always being drawn to paper and pencil, then doing actual – what I thought – were drawings. It just all happened, as with kids we hear about who play a musical instrument, sing or dance. I guess it was being programmed for it .”

Indeed, Sciore’s mother’s family was from Italy and composed of musicians and artists who introduced her to the arts at an early age.

“They lived in the mountains there,” she said. “There just happened to be a maestro in that little town, and he gave my uncles uniforms and taught them music. The weird thing that happened was that they had learned music as children and came here as accomplished musicians. Funny things happen.”

In addition to being a co-founder of the Killington Arts Guild where she is Gallery and Marketing Director, creating advertising and other graphics, Sciore is also a former member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and the National American Penn Women, and a current member of the Chaffee Art Center and the East Mountain Mentoring Artists (EMMA) organization.

She maintains her Mountain Gallery at her home where she also works in clay and other dimensions but presently feels that wood offers adventure, creating freedom of expression where fact and fiction become design as in her forms of nature or pieces of deliberate comic intent.

“When an artist looks at something,” she said, “what you see what is there and what you think you see and what you want to see are what you want to create. It’s always interpretative – all three are up for interpretation. They’re good starters to get going on. That’s what I think.”

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Mary Fran Lloyd:
Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

May 7, 2016

4:30-7pm



Goal:

To raise money and awareness for our community art center, the Chaffee Art Center.


Location:

Southside Steakhouse

170 South Main Street

Rutland, VT 05701


Questions:

Email us at info@chaffeeartcenter.orginfo@chaffeeartcenter.org

Call us at (802) 775-0356

Visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org/derby




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Alice Sciore
Mt. Ascutney Hospital / San Sebastian Foundation Collection
"End of Storm"



Our member, Gallery and Marketing Director Alice Sciore has had one of her paintings
bought by the Mt. Ascutney Hospital for the Susan Sebastian Foundation collection, of Waterbury Vt.

"Imagination moves the mind : The healing power of art." Alice and other regional artists from north in Burlington to south in N.H. Susan Sebastian, in her illness had remarked on wonderful art in hospital hallways, she however wanted art in each patient's room throughout Vermont.

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