KAG Newsletter

February 2013

A retrospective of 43 years of Creating Art

Transfigured Collages. Ink Paintings.
Sculpture in Bronze and in Hand-Blown Glass.
Blown Art Glass Interiors.
Killington Arts Guild Gallery
2363 Route 4, Killington, VT 05751

Feb.10 through May 12 - Killington Arts Guild New Gallery Show “A Searching Mind: The Many Transitions of Paedra” the First Retrospective exhibition of Transfigured Collages, Ink Paintings, Sculpture in Bronze and in Hand-Blown Glass and Blown Glass Interiors by Paedra Bramhall. Daily from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM in the upstairs Gallery at Base Camp Outfitters/Cabin Fever Gifts on Route 4, across from the base of the Killington Road, Killington VT. For information call Sally Curtis at 802-422-3852 or view Paedra’s web site – www.paedra.com – also Facebook: the Art of Paedra.

Feb. 15th – Killington Arts Guild Opening Reception “A Searching Mind: The Many Transitions of Paedra” 4:00 – 7:00 PM – come and meet the artist: special Gallery talk at 6:00 PM. In the upstairs Gallery at Base Camp Outfitters/Cabin Fever Gifts on Route 4, across from the base of the Killington Road. For information call Sally Curtis at 802-422-3852. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Annual Meeting April 13, 2013

The Annual Meeting for all members will be held in the Gallery on April 13 at 2:00. There will be a short business meeting, the election of new Board members, a program, and refreshments. Nominees to the Board are incumbent Clary Jonker and Nancy Neyerlin Pisano and Diane Trivers. Nancy Neyerlin Pisano will present a program of her glass mosaic creations. Annual Reports will be distributed which include the Guild’s 2013 Program Calendar. A report can also be received by mail; send request to Sally – sdck@vermontel.net or P. O. Box 156, Killington VT 05751.

Gathering of Poets

The first celebration of the written word will be held on Monday April 15th at the Sherburne Memorial Library on River Road in Killington at 7:00 PM. Writers and readers of poetry are cordially invited to come and share their own works and/or the works of others. Listeners are also welcome. Free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. For further information call Lauren Wilder 802-299-1777.

Note: Ars Poetica, a group started by Ann Wallen and Lauren Wilder, meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Library.

Watercolor Workshop with Peter Huntoon

Peter is returning this June 29 & 30 to instruct a two-day workshop suitable for all levels of those interested in watercolor techniques. Fee: $140 for members; $160 for non-members. Both days in the Guild’s Gallery 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For information call Sally at 802-422-3852. Workshop registration and/or membership application forms can be printed out from our web site – www.killingtonartsguild.org Recommended supply list will be sent once registration and fee are received.

Meet The Artist
Peter Huntoon – Vermont Watercolorist

The Birch Ridge Inn and the Killington Arts Guild are hosting an evening with Vermont Watercolorist Peter Huntoon on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Peter’s distinctive award-winning paintings feature innovative color, strong composition and enthusiastic brushwork. On Peter’s web site he states: ‘I am ceaselessly inspired by Vermont’s integrity, diversity, and capricious nature. Capturing her subtle and sensational beauty in rich juicy paint is like roping the wind, brilliantly impossible. Peter explores the dynamic energies of color, shape, and light in his paintings which are unfolding events having deliciously unpredictable outcomes. Visit his web site for more information and inspiration: www.peterhuntoon.com
The public is invited to attend this demonstration/presentation in the Great Room of the Birch Ridge Inn; coffee and hors d’oeuvres will be available as well as a cash bar. Following the demonstration, persons wishing to join us for dinner in the Inn’s restaurant can make reservations by calling the Birch Ridge Inn at 422-4293

Summerfest for 2013

The Guild is again hosting the art classes for the Resort’s Summerfest program which is open to all residents of the area. Classes will be held in the classroom of the activities building at Highridge Condominiums just off East Mountain Road in Killington. A wide variety of art experiences is being offered by several of our artist members: Jill Dye, Myra Grosinger, Nancy Neyerlin Pisano, Edie Johnstone, and Linda Kropp. Residents who are not part of the full Summerfest Program can participate in individual art classes for a fee of $10.00 per class. These sessions will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 during July and August. For a complete listing of these classes contact Sally at sdck@vermontel.net – or check our web site – www.killingtonartsguild.org

Web Site - Member Pages

Susan Wacker-Donle, our Web Master, is inviting members to send their autobiographical information and images of their work using the form on the web page. These pages give members the opportunity to have a professional page and also to link contact information and/or personal websites. Members can also send in related announcements for another page of our site. Send info to srwacker@aol.com

Mountain Times Column

Betty Little continues to do a wonderful job of building the Guild through her interesting and informative columns. Send info to be included for publication to Betty at sambjl@aol.com

Edith Wharton said – “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

Our members who are both artists and supporters of the arts exemplify this thought.

Newsletter Compiled by Sally D. Curtis  sdck@vermontel.net 802-422-3852

October 2012

In Memory of Ann Wallen

We are all saddened by the passing of our beloved Ann in September. She was a steadfast supporter of the arts, both in the Guild and in our community. As one of the founders of the Guild, she became the first President and served for thirteen years. We are eternally grateful for all her service, initiative, creativity, encouragement, hard work, and graciousness. To honor her memory her family and Guild members have planned several events.

Jill Dye and Duane Finger are hosting an evening for the family and closest friends Saturday, October 20th from 6:00-9:00 to include a pot luck supper, visiting and sharing, & a discussion of Ann’s Legacy.

Please RSVP jilldyestudio@aol.com

On Sunday morning Oct. 21st, 9:00-10:00, there will be a Memorial Service at the Sherburne United Church of Christ on Route 4 in Killington followed by a Tribute Brunch [pot luck] at the Sherburne Memorial Library on River Road from 10:30-2:00. All of the groups with whom Ann participated will be sharing remembrances of Ann and her work. Gail Weymouth will present a digital display of Ann’s art work. Ann’s actual art work in is the process of being preserved and prepared for hanging. A Celebration of Ann’s Life and a Retrospective of her work will be held, both at the Library and in the Guild’s Gallery, in 2013 at a time to be announced.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ann Wallen Legacy Fund and sent care of Gail Weymouth, Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington VT 05751.

Build the Guild

The Board of Directors has instituted a focus for this coming year of building the Guild and we are pleased to announce that we have thirteen new members and many current members are renewing their dues.

We ask that current member who have belonged for more than a year and receive their dues renewal letters respond before the end of the year. This would certainly help with our budget as we have recently had the expense of the new full-color brochures and our new rack cards. If a member knows of a suitable placement for rack cards, please let Alice Sciore know – 
802-422-3642.  aliceartist@vermontel.net

Workshop – Photographing your 2-D & 3-D Art with Jerry LeBlond

November 18 – 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, upstairs in the Gallery at Base Camp/Cabin Fever Gifts, 2363 Route 4, Killington, VT

Instruction will be provided for photographic copying of both 2 and 3 dimensional work. The day may be divided into two parts: the morning will detail specifications for unframed 2D pieces; the afternoon will cover 3D pieces or continue on with more work with the 2D pieces. Participants should bring one to two pieces of work along with a digital camera that they will use to create digital images of their own art, a tripod and storage media. Art pieces should be: 2D pieces no larger than 16 x 20 [unframed] and/or a 3D piece no more than 24” in any one direction.

Fee: $60 for members; $70 for non-members. Registration forms at www.killingtonartsguild.org

Summerfest a Success

The Guild participated in the Killington Lodging Program’s Summerfest Art Classes held this past July and August. Our members presented a variety of art mediums which were enjoyed by the summer participants and some of our own members. Alice Sciore held interpretive watercolor classes using still lifes; Nancy Neyerlin Pisano taught subtractive oil painting; Myra Grosinger presented Georgia O’Keefe style watercolor painting; and Linda Kropp held One Stroke painting classes. This program was originated by Jill Dye and some plans are underway to include some of our artists next year. Look for news of this attractive set of art classes to start next summer.

New Show – “Art and Soul”

Our new Gallery Show began on September 1st with an Opening Reception/Chamber Mixer on Tuesday September 4th which we hosted with Diane and Mike Miller and food catered by the Lookout Tavern. There was a great attendance by our local business friends and visitor Chris Nyberg whom we shall miss. Those members who missed the event can still view the show. There are many new and intriguing pieces to be seen. Tell your friends and family they can see this wonderful show until Nov. 17th. Our next show will open on November 24th with artists asked to deliver new work early in that week. Alice Sciore will send out a pertinent email with dates and times.

Quote for the times:

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” Emily Dickinson

Web Site Member Pages

Susan Wacker-Donle, our Web Master, is inviting members to send their autobiographical information and images of their work using the form on the web page. These pages give members the opportunity to have a professional page and also to link contact information and/or personal websites. Also members can send in related announcements on another page of our site. Send info to srwacker@aol.com

Holiday Festival Decorations and Planning for 2013 – Nov. 25th

All members are invited to attend a ‘party-like’ event, starting at 2:00 PM at the Gallery, when we will complete the decorations for the Guild’s Festival Tree: the theme is “Heartfelt Wishes for Peace and Joy. The 42 felt decorations are pre-sewn hanging bags in the shape of snowmen, mittens, and stockings. Our task is to decorate these items with sequins, beads, rickrack, glitter and perhaps words!! All supplies will be provided. We will also be soliciting ideas for programs and workshop for the 2013 calendar – so come prepared to have fun, have sticky fingers, and fill up the posted sheets with ideas for a wonderful new year of events.

Mountain Times Column

Betty Little continues to do a wonderful job of building the Guild through her interesting and informative columns. Send info to be included for publication to Betty at vtkag@aol.com

Newsletter Compiled by Sally D. Curtis  sdck@vermontel.net 802-422-3852

July 2012 

Plant Swap a Success

On July 18th we met at the Sherburne Library for a plant exchange and 15 members and the videographer from PEG TV attended. Those in attendance participated in a Jeopardy-Style game and learned some interesting plant trivia. Three teams played and the winning team received gardening books. Among the 24 questions were the following. “What substance that is mostly trapped air helps plants to survive more than plants that have only soil surrounding them?”

“Which three common food plants have seed life that is good for 5 to 10 years?” “What is the soil temperature at which most seeds germinate?” After the fun of this game, all selected plants to take home from among those brought in for the swap. Answers to the questions can be found on page two.

Landscaping Tour – July 23rd 6:00 pm

All are invited to a unique garden tour at the home of Susan Maples at 446 West Hill Road in Killington to see her gardens and view the landscaped designs that include stone terracing, paths, stairs, a waterfall and a small pond. Susan has taken her love of flowers, sense of color and design and created her splendid gardens specializing in perennial plants. There will be an abundance of lilies, sedum, hosta, hardy geraniums and phlox. Over the years her garden has evolved and much has been learned about what works and what doesn’t in our challenging environment. All aspects of the garden will be discussed and questions will be answered during the tour. There will also be plants for sale.

Visit to Paedra Bramhall’s Studio July 21st [rain date July 22] 

There are still spaces open for the tour in Bridgewater this coming Saturday to be held from 11:00 to 3:00 – RSVP needed. A BYO-Picnic Lunch is in order [bring a lawn chair] and some brook walking may entice you. The Galleries and Studios will be open and Paedra will present information about her work: bronze sculptures, blown glass ‘Interiors’ and transfigured collages. This is an experience not to be missed. Various pieces of work will be for sale.

Respond to Sally at sdck@vermontel.net or 
802-422-3852 for directions and a map. Some carpooling may be required due to limited parking at the site. 

‘Blown Glass Interiors’ 

Build the Guild

The Board of Directors has instituted a focus for this coming year of building the Guild and we are pleased to announce that we have thirteen new members and many current members are renewing their dues.

Our new members are: Carol Armstrong, Robert Pye, Linda Fondulas, Hildie Cerney, Paula Hult, Nancy Neyerlin Pisano, Polly Lynn, Judith Delman, Janice Greenwood, Beth Weinberg, Joan Smith, Carol Mina, and Katherine Fretz. Welcome to all.

Killington Resort’s Summerfest

The Guild is organizing some of the art classes for summer renters and residents alike during July and August. Any resident can participate in these classes for $10 a class. Sign-up at the Killington Grand Hotel front desk and go to Cooper’s Coffee in the Snowshed base lodge for the classes. They are held from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

July 20 – Painting with Alice Sciore

July 26 & 27 – Subtractive Oil Painting with Nancy Neyerlin Pisano

August 16 & 17 – Georgia O’Keefe Style of Painting with Myra Grosinger

The Guild is hosting an art show and reception for the work of these classes on Friday, August 24th from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Please put it on your calendar and come and support these artists. Linda Kropp, a Guild member, is also offering One Stroke classes on August 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th as part of the Summerfest Program.

Styrofoam Print Making Workshop

Myra Grosinger will be offering a printing workshop on Saturday, August 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Gallery. This process involves three steps: drawing into a plate of Styrofoam and taking a print, adding more lines and taking a print, and cutting up the plate to print additional colors. Block printing inks and rice papers will be provided. Fee: $30 members; $40 non-members. Registration forms on the web site: killingtonartsguild.org

Vice-President’s Activity

Alice Sciore has been exceptionally busy with two new projects. She completed the design of a full-color brochure which has been printed and will be distributed to local venues where it will be available to area visitors throughout the coming seasons. A second project is being developed – it is a large, outdoor sign for the Gallery lawn. Member John Tidd, an engineer who works in steel, will be completing this sign once the design work and materials have been approved. Look for evidence of both these projects in our community.

New Show – “Art and Soul”

Our next Gallery Show will begin on September 1st with an Opening Reception on Tuesday September 4th. Member artists should remove present work/bring new work on August 27-29th from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM with identifying tags on each new piece. The Opening Reception will include a Chamber of Commerce Mixer. Guild members should come from 4:00 to 5:00 and will be joined by Chamber members from 5:00 to 7:00. Those artists who have work on display should especially attend to share their work with Chamber members. Food will be catered and there will be a cash bar.

Web Site Member Pages

Members can send info/pictures of their work using the form on the web page. These listings give members the opportunity to link contact information and/or personal websites. Also look for members’ announcements on another page. Send info to srwacker@aol.com

Mountain Times Column

Betty Little continues to do a wonderful job of building the Guild through her interesting and informative columns. Send info to Betty at vtkag@aol.com 

Answers: snow – cucumbers, melons, & tomatoes – 68 


May 2012

First Board Meeting of New Board

The first Board meeting of the newly elected members was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Officers were nominated and elected as follows:

President: Sally D. Curtis; Vice-President, Alice Sciore; Treasurer, Mike Young; and Secretary, Gerrie Russell. The Annual Report which was distributed at the Annual Meeting in March is still available at the Gallery and copies can be mailed by requesting one from Sally Curtis – sdck@vermontel.net or 802 422 3852. The Annual Report contains copies of the yearly calendar which is also available for viewing/printing on our web site wwwkillingtonartsguild.org

All the News thats Fit to Print
Our Mountain Times column continues to be a source of information about regional art events and biographical insights into our members’ endeavors. If you miss an edition of the newspaper just go to our web site and view recent editions of our column, written by member Betty Little. To submit ideas or copy for the column please contact Betty at vtkag@aol.com

SOLD – ‘Thinking of Flying’ by Rob Pye - $3,000 

The Portoro marble sculpture in our current show has                   been purchased by our President, Sally Curtis. She has                 been admiring it since the Feb. 26th Gallery Opening                    and on May 2nd added it to her art collection.

Central Vermont 50+ Expo – June 9th 

The Central Vermont 50+ Expo will be held at the Killington Grand Hotel on June 9th from 9:30 AM through 4:00 PM. This day long program will involve a variety of exhibitors and informative seminars of interest to seniors. Six of our Guild members - Alice Sciore, Maurie Harrington, Sally Curtis, Edie Johnstone, and Nancy Pisano will be conducting half-hour demonstrations and the Pot Luck Players will be performing. The conference is free and open to the public. Planned is a concert by world renowned Celtic rock group Gypsy Reel, a silent auction, beer and wine tastings, and Edie’s Johnstone’s ‘Pets’ great give aways including Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots tickets.
            Edie Johnstone's "Pets"         An added bonus will be plane tickets to Boston. 

Additional information at web site: www.vermontmaturity.com/expo

New Gallery Show / Spring into Summer
Opening Reception Saturday, May 26th 1:30-3:30
Killington Arts Guild Gallery at Cabin Fever Gifts
2363 Route 4 / at the base of he Killington Access Road
Killington, Vermont  05751

Peter Huntoon’s Watercolor Workshop

Peter presented a two-day workshop on the joys of applying paint to paper in a very liquid and juicy medium so well portrayed in his vibrant and exciting watercolors. His multiude of techniques, which he so ably portrayed, inspired the participants to create works of their own. Peter employed demonstrations with participatory exercises to bring the attendees along and develop their skills/abilities. This is the second year that Peter has engaged participants in a weekend workshop at the Guild’s Gallery and we hope to have him
Peter with ‘A farm in Poultney’ - Vermont
return next spring to repeat the challenge. Watch our calendar for a repeat workshop that is not to be missed. See photos on our web site.

Need a Web Site of Your Own
Susan Wacker-Donle, our Web Design Master, will be presenting a workshop to help participants create their own site using the free Google Sites. Register, using the form on our web site, for this May 19th workshop being held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Fee: $40 for members; $50 for non-members.

Get Your Green Thumb Involved
The Guild is sponsoring two programs to promote gardening and assist aspiring plant lovers in their endeavors. On June 18th at the Library, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM we will be hosting a plant swap. Come with some plant cuttings and swap with friends. We will have a fun evening with some ‘Birds and Blooms’ quizzes [prizes also] as well as an informational swap of ideas & refreshments. 

On July 23rd, we are invited to the home of Susan Maples at 446 West Hill Road at 6:00 to view her gardens and hear about the process of creating walk-about plantings that include a water feature. This will be a unique experience not to be missed by those home gardeners who wish to enhance their own gardens. Susan will also have some plantings for sale.

Visit to Paedra Bramhall’s Studio
Those persons who attended the Killington Salons last summer at Jill Dye’s home have a chance to participate in a similar experience this summer with a visit to the Bridgewater studio of Peter Bramhall on July 21, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 
This will be a guided tour of Paedra’s studio with sculpture, glass and transfigured collages and his Gallery of bronzes along with the adjacent home with original frame dating to 1792. This is a day’s visit with participants bringing a picnic lunch. We ask that those wishing to attend RSVP for information and directions at 802 422 3852.

A rain date of July 22nd has been established.

Benefits of Membership
We sincerely ask those members who need to send in their dues, to do so at their earliest convenience in order to continue to enjoy these benefits.

· Announcements of all KAG events, programs, and workshops
· Quarterly member newsletters
· Submission of work for all Gallery Shows
· Discounted workshop fees
· Killington Chamber of Commerce membership
· Availability to post announcements on KAG web site
· Availability to post biographical information and samples of work on KAG web site
· Opportunities to have your profile, your art and related activities featured in our 
  Mountain Times column
· Discounted season ski passes* with Killington Resort
· Discounted cross country ski passes* at Mountain Meadows Ski Touring Center
· Opportunities to meet and become friends with artists in a variety of different 
  areas [gardening, culinary, writing, acting, music, etc.]

*Passes must be purchased through the Guild – a check from the Guild is necessary to obtain these discounts.

Web Site Enhancement
Members can send info/pictures of their work using the form on the web page. These listings give members the opportunity to link contact information and/or personal websites. Also look for members’ announcements on another page.
Send info to srwacker@aol.com 

Newsletter compiled by Sally D. Curtis
February 2012

Annual Meeting at the Gallery March 25th 

The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, March 25th in the Gallery at 2:00 PM. Members are encouraged to attend for the socializing, the program by Safe Art Teen Ensemble, and to elect new members to the Board. A printed report for year 2011 with reports by the President, the Vice-President, the Web Master and the Treasurer and with the inclusion of the calendar of events for 2012 will be available.

Safe Art Teen Ensemble engages the transformative power of the arts to prevent and heal abuse and other traumas here in Vermont and in New Hampshire by providing opportunities for teenagers to learn how to express themselves through acting, music, dance, and poetry. This is a unique and confidence building opportunity to choose content that boldly addresses challenging but pervasive issues – bullying, dating and sexual violence, family conflict, substance abuse, self-harm and more. The teenagers work together towards performances that tour to various venues and their performances are followed by guided discussions that enrich communities. They are involved in efforts to normalize conversation which will build a culture of proactive youth and adults who would become agents of social change. More information is available on their web site. http://www.safeart.org/participate

New Calendar for 2012

The Guild’s calendar for 2012 has been finalized and approved by the Board of Directors. It is sent as a separate attachment in this email. Hard copies are included in the Annual Report which will be distributed at the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on March 25th and would like to receive a report please send an email requesting one to Sally. sdck@vermontel.net 

The Art in Your Life – Opening Reception

The new show opening at the Gallery on February 18th was a grand success. The Gallery was just completely painted by the members of the Killington Pico Rotary Club and it is gleaming. A wonderful backdrop for all the new art work that is on display.

We have had six new members join the Guild and five of them have work included in this new show. They are Maria Briones, photographer; Robert Pye, sculptor; and painters Polly Lynn, Nancy Neyerlin Pisano, and Paula Hult. Our sixth new member is Hilldie Cerney who is also an artist. We welcome all these new members. The show
          ‘Past Behind Present’ photography by Maria Briones       is up until May 20th and we invite all 

members to come in and view the work. Alice Sciore did a marvelous job of hanging the new works showing all the pieces to their advantage.

All the News That’s Fit to Print

Betty Little, our writer who pens the weekly column for the Mountain Times, has been including in her articles pertinent information about the arts community with the Guild and Guild members being featured. Members can contribute information/announcement by sending them to Betty at vtkag@aol.com – and watch for the column each week. The current column as well as several back issues can be seen on our web site – www.killingtonartsguild.org – check it out and stay informed.

‘Cedar Adirondack Farm’ oil by Nancy Pisano

Web Site Enhancement

Susan Wacker-Donle, our Web Master & Design Director, has announced that members can send info/pictures for their work using the form on the web page. These listings give members the opportunity to link contact information and/or personal websites. Also look for members’ announcements on another page.

Susan has added a Google feature which informs us of use statistics. Analytics includes an overview including number of visits, number of pages viewed and average time on our site – also the location of visitors. In the time period between Dec. 1 and Feb. 11 we had 1,109 pages viewed and visitors from Brazil and Poland and many other locations. We’ve had hits from the New York Times and Smarter Travel Media.

Be part of this exposure; send your information to Susan to be included on the site. Go to the web site and click on guild-members page.

Announce Your Guild Affiliation

Let your friends and associates know that you are a member of the Guild. In the signatory lines at the end of your emails add the Guild web site address. In your email system you can enter signature lines that will automatically be added to each email that you send. This is where you should place the Guild web site address. 

VT Adaptive Ski and Sport Auction

Artist members can contribute work to benefit this organization as several of our members have done in the past. Work can be brought before March 2nd to their offices located in the base lodge at Pico Mountain Resort. For more information please contact Alice Sciore. aliceartist@vermontel.net

Attention Poets and Lovers of the Spoken Word

The Guild will be hosting two Gathering of Poets this year – April 16 and Sept. 17 – at the Sherburne Memorial Library 7:00-8:30. Writers and readers of poetry are cordially invited to come and share their own works and/or the works of others. Note: Ars Poetica will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:00 -8:00 PM. For information call Ann Wallen at 802 422 3824 or Lauren Wilder 802 299 1777.

Watercolor Workshop with Peter Huntoon

Peter is returning this April 28-29 to present another stimulating workshop for beginner and intermediate painters. Those who attended last year were thrilled to experience his passion and expertise for bringing water and paint to paper.

Both information and registration forms are on the web site. Fee to attend: $150 for members; $160 for non-members.

Create a Free Web Site On Google Sites

We are very excited that Susan, our web master, will be offering a workshop on May 19th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in which participants will be guided to design a free Google web page of their own. Register early and guarantee your space.

Next newsletter will come out end of April.

Compiled by Sally D. Curtis


December 2011                                           

New Gallery Show February 18-May 20 

The theme for this new show is “Art in Your Life” and all member artists are encouraged to create for display their responses to the theme. Alice Sciore will be sending out announcements regarding drop-off days for new work at which time the current work can also be retrieved.

The opening reception for this show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. Artists who have work on display should plan on attending and contributing some food item. Please let Lauren Wilder, our refreshment coordinator, know your intention. lwldr1@aol.com


Grand Event Trilobites – Poured Bronze by Glen Campbell for Sale at the 
Gallery $10.00 each

Glen, who operates an Art Foundry in West Rutland, worked at prestigious regional and national foundries and sculptural services before he created his own foundry. He demonstrated pouring and casting bronze trilobites in October.

Historical Displays developed for Killington’s 250th Anniversary Celebration, will be on display in the Gallery until February 10th.

Attention Poets and Lovers of the Spoken Word

The Guild hosted two Gathering of Poets this
Calendar year and are planning on offering more in 2012. Events are currently being planned and a calendar should be available shortly after the beginning of the year. Writers and readers of poetry are cordially invited to come and share their own works and/or the works of others.

The Guild has published a book, “The Gathering of Poets: A Vermont Anthology” which includes poetry of 22 local poets and sells for $12 at the Gallery. Edited by Betty Little and Ann B. Day, the book’s cover is illustrated in watercolor by Maurie Harrington.

Member Recognition

Cathy Quaglia has been named “Writer of the Month” for December by the 
Writing Forum

You can view Cathy’s poems at this site –
www.Thewritingforum.net/html/cathy_quaglia_poetry.html - Cathy is currently working on a book of poetry and images called “Light on Life”.

Cathy collaborated with fellow Guild member Alice Sciore to combine her poems with watercolor paintings that Alice created for them. These are available for sale in our Gallery.

New Design for Web Site

Susan Wacker-Donle, our Web Master & Design Director, and Alice Sciore have worked together to change the image of our web page. The new design and color, painted in watercolor by Alice, represents in an abstract way our area with the blue for the water and the green for our mountains. Members can find current information, membership forms and Gallery forms on our web page - www.killingtonartsguild.org

A members’ page has been established, based on suggestions by members. Artist listings can be published here. Please send your information and/or jpeg image to srwacker@aol.com – see format on the web page. Special announcements are also welcomed on another page of our site.

Susan is currently developing an autobiography page for members where individual information and work samples can be published if a member does not have their own web page or it can contain a link to the member’s page if one has been created. We are very excited that Susan will be offering a workshop this summer in which participants will be guided to design a free Goggle web page of their own. Please watch for the announcement in our 2012 Calendar. Also watch for further information in the weekly KAG column in the Mountain Times.

Gift Certificate for the Millers

As a small token of the Guild’s appreciation for the generous donation of our Gallery space and their support of the arts the Board approved a gift certificate to a new, local restaurant for Diane and Mike. They will be able to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the newly renovated Snow Angel. This new business is operated by Victorika and Gorgi – a brother and sister from Bulgaria, and Chef Lance whom they met at a restaurant on Nantucket. It is a wonderfully fresh and vibrant environment and the food is equally spectacular. They serve lunch and dinner, closed only on Mondays. We know that Diane and Mike will surely enjoy their time there.

Chamber of Commerce Benefit

Members of the Guild are eligible through our membership in the Killington Chamber of Commerce to obtain discount, mid-week Ski Passes for Killington and Pico. Please call Sally for details 802-422-3852 or send an email to Sally requesting information. sdck@vermontel.net

Recent Events

Marketing of the Guild

We had a very successful opening on November 26th which a videographer from PEG TV, Mike Weins, attended. He interviewed several of the presenting artists and the edited show will be aired on PEG TV: Dec. 15 at 7:30 pm, Dec. 16 at 10:00 am, and Dec. 17 at 3:30 pm. The show can also be viewed on your computer at their web site.

Additionally three of our Board members and Diane Miller appeared on Saskia’s Show – a local talk show hosted by Guild member Saskia Hagen-Groom. Alice Sciore, Susan Wacker-Donle and Sally Curtis along with Diane were Saskia’s guests and talked together about the Guild’s history, programs, workshops, and the Gallery. This show will be aired on PEG TV on Dec. 18 at 3:30 pm, Dec. 22 at 8:00 pm, and Sec. 23 at 11:30 am. It can also be viewed on your computer. Both of these efforts were accomplished through the coordination of Alice and we are looking forward to gaining increased recognition in the community as a result of these airings.

Guild Members’ Gathering – Nov. 20th

On Sunday from 2:00-4:30 PM eight members attended a gathering at the gallery to suggest programming events for the next year and to also create the decorations for our tree at the Killington Holiday Festival. Those in attendance created sixty-three miniature trees using glitter contact paper, sequins, jewels, beads, etc. They will decorate the Guild tree at the Festival which will be held December 9thth – 10th at the Grand Hotel and many local groups and businesses will be sponsoring trees. Suggestions for programs and workshops that were generated will provide the fodder for the Program Committee’s deliberations the end of this month. Once the Board has approved the calendar, it will be available in January.

Monoprinting Demonstration – Dec. 3rd

Sally organized and presented a Monoprinting demonstration with materials/tools being provided in the spirit of sharing. Participants had the opportunity to express their ideas using objects from nature and the special inks, paper,, paper,, paper,, paper, and pin presses provided. As this is a specialty process, and individuals may not have access to the required materials, Sally will be offering a one-day, fee-based workshop as part of our regular 2012 calendar. If you are interested in this process watch for the announcement of the date that this interesting workshop will be offered. For additional information contact Sally at sdck@vermontel.net 

                                                                           Monoprint on Marbleized Paper/Sally Curtis 

Ongoing Events

Writers’ Group at the Gables

Betty Little conducts a Memoirs Writing Group in Rutland Town sponsored by the Gables Activities in the Commons at East Mountain; it meets on selected Tuesdays, once a month from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (bring your own lunch). For information call Betty at 786-9920.

Ann Wallen’s Painting Group

A mutually supportive, multi-medium art class is being sponsored weekly by Ann Wallen in the Community Room [entrance on the side] of the Sherburne Memorial Library on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM till noon. Participants bring their own materials and projects. This class is free and open to the public. For further information call Ann at 802-422-3824.

Killington Seniors’ Group

Approximately 25 years ago, senior citizens of Killington formed the Sherburne Active Seniors. The group gathers for a weekly light lunch Wednesdays at noon. Lunches are currently being held at the Lookout Tavern on the Killington Access Road. Thanks to the gracious contributions of community organizations and private individuals, seniors pay the low price of $5.00 which includes tax and tip. Seniors are welcome to attend – hope to see you there.

Food Donations for Programs & Openings

Lauren Wilder has graciously agreed to organize our refreshments for programs and Gallery openings. The Guild has some funds in the budget for the needed paper products and liquid refreshments, but food items still need to be contributed by members and in the case of Gallery openings by the artists that have work on display. Please volunteer or respond positively to Lauren’s requests for participation.

Mountain Times Column

Notices of events should be sent to Betty Little for inclusion in the Guild’s Mountain Times column. Please send to vtkag@aol.com or Betty at 208 Gables Place, Rutland, VT 05701

Member Dues

Dues paid by our members are a very substantial portion of the Guild’s budget and a very necessary part of what keeps us operating. When you receive notice that dues are due please forward your payment in a timely manner. We sincerely appreciate your participation and thank you for your support. Dues can be mailed to the Killington Arts Guild at 2363 Route 4, Killington, VT 05751.

Greeting Card Aphorism 

Triumph is just a little oomph added to try.

Thought for the Month 


Happy Holidays and Season Greetings to everyone and we hope to see you at future events. Questions and comments are welcome as are suggested items for the next newsletter issue; please send to Sally at sdck@vermontel.net – thank you. 

Compiled by Sally D. Curtis, December 12, 2011