Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild exhibition

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Welcomes Bert Dodson and Zelma Loseke

"Watercolor and Willow" opens on April 29 and runs through June 17.

There will be an artists' reception and book signing on Saturday,May 15th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The public is cordially invited to meet the artists and enjoy wine and cheese. In addition, Bert Dodson will have copies of his most recent book,, Favor Johnson: A Christmas Story. This beloved tale by Willem Lange is always read by the author on Vermont Public Radio at holiday time. In addition, Dodson will have at the reception his best-selling Keys To Drawing, and Keys to Drawing with Imagination.

This exhibition will display the work of a husband and wife team who work in different, but complementary media.
Zelma Loseki's freeform sculptures of paper and vine incorporate paper made by a process she developed, using willow readily available by her home near the Connecticut River. She has exhibited widely and has been selected for the prestigious annual craft shows in Philadelphia and at The Smithsonian in Washington DC. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Americas in Washington, D.C., among others.

Bert Dodson is a talented and prolific draftsman, painter, teacher, author and illustrator. He has illustrated over 80 books for children, and is the author of the best-selling Keys To Drawing, Keys to Drawing with Imagination, and NUKE A Book of Cartoons, among others. He was animation designer for the four part PBS television series Intimate Strangers (1998). He illustrated over 30 opera stories for children, a series commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Opera. His work appears in Vermont Life, Northern Woodlands, and Dartmouth Medicine. He regularly exhibits his watercolors and drawings.

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, at 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury , is open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. 802-748-0158 or on line at