Monday, July 11, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Claire Van Vliet at the River Arts Center, Morrisville

Gallery at River Arts presents:
"Stone on Stone"
Lithographs by Claire Van Vliet
June 16 - August 15, 2011

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16th, 5:00 - 7:00
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

The Gallery at River Arts is pleased to present "Stone on Stone" - an exhibit of lithographs by Claire Van Vliet at the River Arts Center in Morrisville, VT, June 16 - August 15, 2011. There will be an opening reception on June 16th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Claire Van Vliet is widely recognized as a master printmaker and has won numerous awards, including election to the National Academy, two Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts and the prestigious MacArthur Prize Fellowship, an award which helped finance her work in black and white prints and the associated travel. Born in Ottawa in 1933, she spent her childhood in Canada and England, and moved to California in 1947. She graduated from San Diego State College and earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University after which she lived in Europe and Philadelphia. Van Vliet moved to Newark Vermont in 1966, bringing her Janus Press, through which she has published hand-printed books illustrated with original prints and pulp paintings. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad.

The Gallery at River Arts is located at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10-2. For off hours, please call River Arts:
802-888-1261. Admission is free. For more information, call or visit their website at