Sunday, May 30, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: 100 artists at Penny Cluse Cafe, Burlington

One hundred artists will participate in WATER, a group show, at Penny Cluse Cafe, Burlington, for the month of June.
The art show is curated by Laura Green and Karyn Vogel, both Essex residents. "We had been talking about organizing a show for years," says Green. Green and Vogel gave each artist one 6"x6" wood panel on which to create their piece. "Artists were free to use the medium of their choice, including paint, pencil, charcoal, photograph, fiber, or mosaic. We love the range in a group show like this. One artist is submitting stained glass which will hang in the window," says Green.
The project was inspired by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens' Panorama Project and Dime Bag 3 art shows, which brought together large, diverse groups of artists with a unifying device (the Panorama Project utilized a horizontal line running through the entire body of work). In WATER, artists' work is connected by the small square format and the topic. "Water is such an important part of our lives," says Vogel. "and a finite resource on our planet. We drink the same water the dinosaurs drank millions of years ago. It's something to celebrate and protect."

The majority of participating artists live in Vermont, but other geographic locations are represented as well, including New York, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
An artists' reception will be held Friday, June 4 from 7-9pm at Penny Cluse Cafe.

The show will travel to the Brownell Library in Essex Junction for the month of July, to coincide with their summer theme: Water.

A list of artists is available at Artwork will be viewable online in June.