Sunday, June 26, 2011

Press Release: Helen Day Art Center, EXPOSED exhibition, Stowe

Exposed 2011 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

presented by Stephen Levin and Helen Day Art Center

July 8, 2011 – October 8, 2011

2011 marks the 20th year of the annual Exposed Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Stowe, Vermont. This exhibition’s long history has provided opportunity for local and regional object-based and site-specific sculptors to exhibit their work.

This year’s suite of work both honors the tradition of art history and reflects the contemporary global art atmosphere. It features sculptural objects and acknowledges the ever-changing role of art to incorporate active, socially engaged work in a variety of media. Curator Rachel Moore has accomplished this by including high profile sculptors along side artists who work interactively with community and site. This year’s exhibit includes artists from Canada, Germany, Greece, and Mexico.

Public programs each Thursday night include 13 performers, writers, and video artists who add texture to the already diverse exhibition. These happenings will be hosted by The Art Center at 6:00pm beginning July 14th.

This year the Exposed exhibition debuts the use of a cell phone audio tour and QR codes for smartphones. These two strategies deepen the experience for the visitors and provide instant access to the meaning and intent of the artwork in the artists’ own words. This creates a more personal connection between the artist and the public, providing insight into their processes and concepts.

The addition of a cell phone tour; QR codes; walkabout tours; a catalogue with images and descriptions; and a comprehensive map cohesively work to create a more accessible exhibition, engaging the anticipated 75,000 visitors.

Public Programs & Events

July 8, 2011 Exposed Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Opens.

5:00 Opening Reception

6:00 Artist-led Walkabout

July 14, 2011: 6:00 Video Screening

August 4, 2011: 6:00 Video Screening

August 6, 2011: 1:30 Curator-led walkabout (as part of Stowe Summer Arts Festival)

August 11, 2011: 6:00 Musical Performance: Gretchen Farrar & Francisco Roldán

August 18, 2011: 6:00 Artist Lecture: Polly Motley, dancer and choreographer

August 25, 2011: 6:00 Reading and Performance by creative writers: Alisha Laramee, m. pinchuk, Shannon Schmidt, and Julia Shipley

September 22, 2011: 6:00 Video Screening

October 6, 2011: 6:00 Video Screening

Curated by Rachel Moore. Please visit for more details.

Helen Day Art Center

School Street

PO Box 411

Stowe, VT 05672