Thursday, June 10, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Annette Lorraine at the Governor’s Office, Montpelier

Release: Immediate

Date: June 3, 2010

Contact: Tracy Martin, Assistant State Curator

802 828-0749

Annette Lorraine, Mixing it Up: a land conservationist blends watercolor and work at the Governor’s Office for June and July.

A show of watercolors by Annette Lorraine will be on display at the Governor’s Office on the fifth floor of the Pavilion Building in Montpelier, through July 29.

A real estate attorney by day, Annette Lorraine works to conserve rivers, farms, woodlands and trails. She is passionate about the sky, water, soils, and the people who keep Vermont’s land-based economy alive. An artist by night, Lorraine resides in Peacham, where she uses the same waters that run through our rivers to moisten her palette. “Earth’s minerals” she notes, “become my pigments.”

This dual life, reminds the artist “that diversity is good: in ecosystems and society, work and play. I splash color, a little light, and a lot of hope for our fragile yet resilient state.”

Annette Lorraine will donate 10% of all sales from this exhibit to the Vermont River Conservancy, “protecting exceptional lands along our waters.” She encourages support of all Vermont nonprofits dedicated to protecting our special places.

The Governor’s Office gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A photo ID is required for admittance.