Sunday, December 27, 2009

PREVIEW: ON THE PLANET at Flynndog January 5-8

A brief preview exhibit of artwork by four Vermont artists whose work is traveling to Nagoya, Japan for an international exhibit called ON THE PLANET will be mounted at Flynndog, 208 Flynn Avenue in Burlington, from January 5-8. The artists -- Sophie Hood, Janet Fredericks, Riki Moss, and Janet Van Fleet -- have produced work that references the issue of biodiversity, in recognition of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity.

The public is invited to attend a reception on Friday, January 8, from 5-8 PM during Burlington’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. A panel presentation about the art and the issue of biodiversity is planned for 6-7 PM. From 7-8 PM there will be music by Occam's Razor, a

rock band created at Dartmouth College that has been playing locally for 4 years. Occam's Razor's five full-time members (including Sophie Hood, one of the artists going to Nagoya) play both original music and covers spanning all times and genres.

The artists are offering related work in an online benefit auction at to help support transportation costs, and supporters are invited to use a PayPal donation button on their blog at

The exhibit will include the following works:

Sophie Hood: Sculpture(s) made of plastic bags ironed together as fabric.

Janet Fredericks: Installation of drawings made in the New Haven River

Riki Moss Sculptures of Abaca paper, including a 9 foot tree

Janet Van Fleet: a section of a 36 foot installation of painted metal discs

For more information, contact Janet Van Fleet at 802-563-2486. Images: Bag Creature by Sophie Hood, Paper Forest Installation by Riki Moss.