Town Report 2015

As you read this today you have already missed the first Opening Reception of 2015 which occurred on Friday, February 13th in our Gallery upstairs of the Route 4 shops at Base Camp Outfitters and Cabin Fever Gifts right at the foot of the Killington Road. But do not despair, this show ‘Spring Promise’ runs through May 17th and locals, visitors and tourists can stop by and view the work of Vermont artists anytime that the shops are open.

There will be three more shows mounted during 2015 and you should put these dates on your calendar so as not to miss another chance to view and enjoy the work of local artists. The Opening Receptions afford the viewers the opportunity to appreciate art in a social setting, mingle with friends, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

The summer show ‘Where I Am’ will open with a Reception on Friday, May 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and remain open through August 9th. The following show is ‘High Adventure’ with Opening Reception Friday August 14th and remaining in place until November 15th. The winter show ‘All is White’ opens on Friday November 20th. All Opening Receptions are held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. We hope to see many Killington residents in attendance at these Openings.

The Guild also hosts monthly programs, the first Monday evening of February through November at the Sherburne Memorial Library, which are open to the public. This past year we offered programming that ran the gamut from original performances by SafeArt Teen Ensemble a group that explores through humor and art the issues of abuse and trauma to a presentation titled ‘Classic Orchids’ by John Atwood, past director of the Orchid Identification Center at the Botanical Gardens in Sarasota Florida. Other programs included two poetry readings, painting demonstrations by Nancy Neyerlin Pisano and Sally D. Curtis, and an interactive evening of making greeting cards with Lauren Wilder.

Additionally the Guild sponsors classes and opportunities to meet with local artists. This year a knitting class was held with Dianne Trivers and a two-day watercolor workshop was held in the Gallery with instruction and guidance from Peter Huntoon. The ‘Meet the Artist’ series was hosted at the Birch Ridge Inn with Peter Gould and Susan Wacker-Donle who shared their work and expertise about painting and photography respectively with the audience of artists and interested art supporters.

Join us this year at our monthly programs which will be advertised around town through posters placed in public places. One of these will be Edie Johnstone’s demonstration and workshop on Artist Trading Cards on June 1st. Our ‘Meet the Artist’ series will showcase the work of local artist Maurie Harrington on October 5th at the Birch Ridge Inn. And just in time for Christmas come to the Library on December 7th and learn how to make a Balsam Wreath to hang for the Holidays. You can check out our calendar and view photos from our programs on our web site – Sally D, Curtis, President