Saturday, May 14, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: G.R.A.C.E. artists at T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center in Montpelier

T. W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center Presents a exhibition of work by members of the acclaimed Northeast Kingdom Artists Cooperative - G.R.A.C.E. (Grass Roots Art and Community Effort) in the Main Gallery from May 17th-July 17th. Please join us for an opening reception on Tuesday, May 17 from 5-7 PM in the gallery.

During this exhibit, the Gallery will host two "Flash Shows" featuring the art of G.R.A.C.E. Members Gayleen Aiken from May 31st through June 12th, and Merrill Densmore from June 28th through July 12th.

GRACE began in 1975 at the St. Johnsbury Convalescent Center located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Don Sunseri, a newly transplanted artist working at the Center, provided art materials, encouragement, and a supportive environment, letting residents explore on their own. As a result, they produced a stream of beautiful, often biographical art works. The art was later organized into slide lectures and publications. Since that time hundreds of exhibits have traveled to galleries, museums, and art centers, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Image: Untitled Work by Merrill Densmore, acrylic on wood