Thursday, August 12, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Linda Durkee at InView Art Center in Landgrove, VT

LANDGROVE -- Contemporary paintings and collages by Vermont visual artist Linda Durkee will be featured in a solo exhibition at the InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn from Aug. 21 to Sept. 6. The opening wine-and-cheese reception is Saturday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. It is free, and all are welcome.

The exhibition, entitled Of Mountains and Dreams, will showcase original paintings from Durkee’s Mountain Series and other bodies of work as well as original collages and a selection of limited edition fine art prints.

Durkee has exhibited her work widely in Vermont and elsewhere. Solo exhibitions have included the William Feick Arts Center, Green Mountain College, Poultney; Chaffee Art Center, Rutland; Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro; Canfield Gallery, Martha Canfield Library, Arlington; Janeway Wing, South Londonderry Free Library; Odyssey Series, Purdue University North Central Campus, Westville, IN; and the Diane and Norman Bernstein Gallery, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC.

In addition, her art has been shown at Gallery in-the-Field, Brandon; Gallery at Brandon Music; ArtPath Gallery, Burlington; Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester; Gallery Redux, Dorset; Art & Antiques on Center, Rutland; Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; and Market 5 Gallery, Washington, DC. It is in private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Now a painter for 30 years, Durkee returned to her native Vermont to create art full time following careers as a journalist and speechwriter in Washington, DC, which included a posting to the U.N. Environment Program in Geneva, Switzerland. She received her B.A. from Manhattanville College and M.A. from Georgetown University.

“In the core of our existence is a wellspring of creativity. It is a way of seeing, of knowing, of becoming,” according to Durkee, who says she taps into this wellspring to create art., and looks to the landscape for dynamic shapes and colors. Her paintings and collages may be seen online at

The InView Center for the Arts, run by Tom and Maureen Checchia, owners of the Landgrove Inn, offers a range of workshops and seminars on fine and decorative arts and writing for all skill levels. The 2010 schedule is online at The InView Center for the Arts is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact Tom and Maureen Checchia at (802) 824-6673, toll free (800) 669-8466; or Linda Durkee at (802) 293-2196.

image: Angel Dreamer, collage, mixed media, 13x9 inches.