Sunday, August 15, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: New Exhibitions opening at southern vermont Art center, Manchester


Meet artists, mingle with friends and celebrate the opening of the Southern Vermont Arts Center August Solo Exhibitions at a free party on Saturday August 28, 2010 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at Yester House galleries on the Center’s campus. Exhibitor and award-winning photographer Kevin Bubriski will present a slide-lecture prior to the celebration at 2:00 PM in the Arkell Pavilion, withConversations with the Artists following at 3:00 in Gallery II of Yester House. Bubriski, Ben Moss, and Karen Hoving will be the participating artists in the pre-opening talk.

Judith Lee Page, Leslie Parke, Kathie Thompson, Polly Thompson and Tracy Baker White round out the eclectic group of artist exhibitors shown in the light-filled galleries of historic Yester House through September 26. All artwork is for sale, and the variety of styles and mediums represented run from the traditional watercolor landscapes of Judith Lee Page to the whimsical narrative paintings of Polly Thompson, to the powerfully stark images of Nepal’s evolution in Bubriski’s photographs. Moss, Baker-White and Kathie Thompson present the eye with three very different views of landscapes in oils, while Hoving brings a surreal, dream-like quality to her photographs.

Bubriski’s slide lecture chronicles an inside- and frequent-observer’s view of the country of Nepal, from which he has recently returned. The Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Visiting Artist Fellowship allowed him to continue an extensive photographic documentation of that country’s turmoil and recent precarious peace. Bubriski has exhibited worldwide, and his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the International Center for Photography, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

The artists are present at the opening party, which includes free hors d’ouevres, cash bar, live music, and supervised children’s activities available for younger family members. All events and exhibits from 2:00 on are free and open to the public. Call the Arts Center at (802) 362-1405 for more information.

The Southern Vermont Arts Center ( is a non-profit educational institution whose mission is to make the visual and performing arts an integral part of the life of the community and region. SVAC is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00-5:00 pm.; there is free admission on Sunday (closed Monday).

Photo: Kevin Brubiski