Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Carolyn Enz Hack at the Vermont Supreme Court in Montpelier

More Shocking Art: New Works by Carolyn Enz Hack
at the Vermont Supreme Court for November and December

Cornshocks (at left), a mixed media piece by Carolyn Enz Hack, is among the radiant new works by the Thetford Center artist on display in the lobby of the Vermont Supreme Court Building in Montpelier from November 9 through December 30. Cornshocks depicts a corn field at harvest time with stalks propped in traditional shocks. Tongue firmly planted in cheek, Hack calls her new show More Shocking Art. The public is invited to an opening reception for the show on Tuesday, November 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Hack, who grew up on a farm in northwestern New Jersey, has traveled extensively throughout North America. Her work reflects a close connection with the natural world, deftly capturing the immense detail that can be observed in nature.

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Hack worked in regional theaters before settling in Vermont. Of her current work she says "painting the patterns that I see up close gives each painting a visual interest beyond simple representation -- but it also creates an impact from afar, a way of working that developed from my career in the theater."

Hack's art has been featured in solo shows at the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and the Chittenden Bank in Burlington, Vermont among others. Her artistic awards include a painting merit award from the Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts in Rutland, Vermont in 2004 and an artist's grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation in 2005 to create a mural at Thetford Elementary School.

The Supreme Court building is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The building will be closed on Friday, December 17 and on all state holidays.

Image: Cornshocks, 60" x 40", mixed media, 2010