Sunday, March 1, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Philip Wofford at Vermont Arts Exchange

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NORTH BENNINGTON, VT - Vermont Arts Exchange presents an art-filled evening at its Sage Street Mill on Saturday, March 7, beginning with the opening of the new exhibit Philip Wofford: Recent Paintings 2005 - 2009, in the Mill Gallery from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Wofford then heads downstairs to VAE's basement concert venue, joining musical partner Dave Mellinger as the duo To Be in a Basement Music Series concert at 8 pm.

Wofford, an abstract expressionist painter and former Bennington College instructor, performs on reeds, brass, and percussion while Mellinger, a psychologist with a practice in Bennington, plays drums in this performance of free-form, unorthodox music.

Wofford has exhibited in New York City at Whitney Biennials, at the National Academy of Art, The George Adams Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in Los Angeles, and elsewhere. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Pollack-Krasner Fellowship for his work.

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