Tuesday, August 4, 2009


BURLINGTON, VT, JULY 27, 2009: Kate Donnelly will be exhibiting new work at 215 College Gallery in Burlington this month. The exhibit - "Vestiges" - includes a mixed media installation and small sculptures and explores the ideas of family stories and forgotten ancestry. The exhibit runs from August 7-30 with an opening reception on August 7, 5-8pm.

“We do such a poor job of maintaining our family stories. Why?” Donnelly asks. “The adventures, the lessons, the trials and tribulations – these are the histories of your family. How many do you know? How are you passing them along to the next generation? Of what value are they? What do they teach us about ourselves, our time, and our world?” With her installations, Donnelly explores the idea of family stories and histories as so many gifts either undiscovered or all but lost. Donnelly's small, maquette-like sculptures playfully illustrate some of the artists own family stories.

Donnelly is a member of 215 College Gallery and works in a variety of mediums. She also teaches art to children of all ages at her studio in Burlington. Her programs include summer camps and after school classes and incorporate painting, drawing, fashion, sculpture, architecture, and more.

About 215 College Gallery: The mission of 215 College Gallery is to explore visual art in all mediums: to build a network for connecting and communicating with one another, other artists, and the community at large. We promote excellence and diversity in the arts with monthly openings of new work by members, and curated shows of guest artists presented in our professional gallery space. This space provides a venue where artists control both the curatorial process and pricing of their work. Proceeds from sales go directly to the exhibiting artist.