Central Vermont 50+ Expo 2012

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 - Sally Curtis, Maurie Harrington, Edie Johnstone, Alice Sciore, and Nancy Pisano will be conducting half-hour demonstrations.


(10 A.M.) Sally D. Curtis
(11 A.M.) Alice Sciore
(12 A.M.) Maurie Harrington
(1 P.M.) Edie Johnstone
(2 P.M.) Nancy Pisano
Sally D. Curtis, President / Killington Arts Guild
‘Images of the Natural World’ 
Burnishing with Colored Pencils
Watercolor / Acrylics
Monoprinting & Marbleizing

Sally retired after 32 years as Department Chairperson of Early ChildhoodEducation at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield Ma. There she trained early childhood professionals in all aspects of early care and education. She continues to consult with a training organization, Starting Points for Children, and had until just recently offered art classes for afterschool kids at the Sherburne Memorial Library.


Maurie Harrington / Vermont Artist
People call Maurie Harrington “The Traveling Artist” and no one deserves the title more. Ms. Harrington has traveled everywhere: from the countries of Europe to the Islands of Indonesia, recently returned from a trip to France, and coast-to-coast in the United States. She brings her art and inspiration to the groups of students and friends who travel with her around the globe. Everywhere she goes, Maurie carries with her an artist’s perspective on the people and places she visits and paints. 
A watercolorist, Maurie exhibits widely throughout New England. Her studio is located in Killington, Vermont. She has her Masters degree in art from the University of Norwich, Vermont and a Bachelor of Fine Arts f.”rom the University of Hartford. Recent projects include
a poetry book “Gathering of Poets” she did the cover and inside illustrations along with two of her own poems, a children’s book by Marguerite Loucks Dye which she illustrated called “If I Were”, the cover illustration of Kitty Werner’s book “A Savvy’s Woman Guide to Owning a Home”, posters for Renaissance Festival for the Killington Chamber of Commerce, sketches in “The Best of Gourmet Cookbook”, front covers on the Islander and Mt. Times, solo shows at Vermont Inn, Mendon, Vt., Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vt., Fisk Farm, Isle LaMotte, Vt. Exhibited at Basin Harbor, Vergennes, Vt. She has taught workshops in Greece. Recent project was a large mu.”ral at the Champlain Islands Parent Child Center in South Hero. She is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, a founding member of the Killington Arts Guild, Vermont Arts Council, Island Arts, Rutland Area Art Assoc./Chaffee Art Center, League of Vermont Writers, National League of American Pen Women.

Edie Johnstone
I'm a Pennsylvanian by birth, have lived in CT and MA, moved to VT in 1967. I graduated from Brown University in 1954; attended Tyler School of Fine Arts in 1956.
I'm married, have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
I taught art at Sherburne Elementary School for 14 years, taught over-glaze china painting to adults, now teach my granddaughters the fun of art.
Over the years I've worked in a large variety of media, but started scherenschnitte in 1985. (Better known as papercutting.) I create and cut my own original designs for framed work and cards.
My work is at Art and Antiques on Center (Rutland),Cabin Fever Gifts (Killington), Killington Art Guild Gallery, Truly Yours (Rutland), and The Original General Store (Pittsfield).


Alice Sciore, Vice President / Killington Arts Guild
Alice Sciore is Vice President and co founder of the Killington
Arts Guild. As a professional graphics and dimensional designer
she creates all advertising, promotional material for the Guild
as well as being director of their art gallery. In her fine art she
uses watercolors, oils, wood and clay sculpture. She enjoys
painting ‘ in the field ‘ , finds adventure in wood sculpture
which influences her painting/design work. At this time,
she is painting a heART for the ‘heARTS of Rutland ‘ an event appearing in Rutland this spring
through fall. She is a member of the Chaffee Art Center, a Signature member of the Vermont
Watercolor Society, National League of American Penn Women and maintains a gallery at her home in Killington.

For my workshop, I will be drawing representational or design work and will use color, paint or selected stick colors such as crayon or pastels.

Nancy Neyerlin-Pisano 
I have been inspired by many Vermont artists since moving to Vermont. I became familiar with several artists and their work when I sold art and sculpture at the Woodstock Folk Art Gallery. I previously lived and taught art in New Jersey but after teaching for fourteen years, I was reminded that I stopped doing art myself. I finally enrolled in Parson’s School of Design and started to do my art again! I did a series of paintings of Riverside Park in Manhattan. My favorite one resembles a Georgia O’Keeffe which is a large abstract tree in the park. Most of my paintings are a reflection of my love for the outdoors; plants, trees and nature. I did a series of sparrow birds collage paintings with real tree bark and fungus findings from the Vermont woods and I later painted sunflowers, birch trees, barns and most
recently, I painted a series of black irises and oversized red maple leaf paintings. I have been taking in all the Vermont’s majestic sceneries of winter wonderlands, vast rolling summer plateaus, endless winding rivers and brilliant fall colors. I want them all to become a part of me and my art.

Steve Baker donated sugar buckets for this project. Steve lives in Wallingford and has a very large sugaring farm. He no longer uses buckets but lines. The nostalgic buckets will be used in the workshop to paint designs on and then used as a planter or however the participants find fit.

The Potluck Folk Singers Live in Concert
In 1961, the newly formed skiing and singing friendship group of Al Bounds, Jack Harrington and Bob Boris began entertaining at Killington -- singing folk songs on weekends at the lodges and ski area. The group evolved over the years -- with a 20-year break for raising families -- into the present pure harmony group, singing concerts across central and northern Vermont.
Potluck’s repertoire includes classic and modern folk, Old English ballads, blues, cou.Ontry and everything in between.
Potluck musicians include:
• Jack Harrington of Killington -- leader,vocals and guitar
• Donna Martin of Chittenden -- vocals
• Burnie Martin of Chittenden -- mandolin and vocals
• Al Bounds of Weston, Mass. -- 5-string banjo and vocals
• Bob Smith of Clarendon -- bass
The group's popularity is due in part to their lively and humorous renditions of classic sing-along tunes by Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Tom Paxton and more. They enthusiastically invite everyone to sing along!P.S. “Harley” the yellow lab sings base!

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. An added bonus will be plane tickets to Boston. 

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