Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Stephen Huneck Retrospective at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury

Stephen Huneck - Dogs, Angels and More Dogs
-a Memorial-Retrospective Exhibition
Dates: Monday, August 1st through Friday, September 30th
Reception: Friday, August 12m 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dogs, Angels and More Dogs: Works 1985-2010, presenting the whimsical creations of late Vermont artist Stephen Huneck, will be the featured exhibit at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury from August 1 through September 30 of this year. The exhibit is the first major retrospective of the artist’s works since his death in January, 2010, and includes early work from the 1980's---some of it never shown before. A special reception honoring Huneck and his work will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday, August 12, at Catamount Arts, which is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The reception is free and open to the public.

Mounted with the full cooperation and involvement of Huneck’s wife Gwen, the exhibit spans the period of Huneck’s greatest productivity and fame and includes not only many of the artist’s most famous prints of Labrador Retrievers, but also sculptures, stained glass, books and even furniture featuring his signature look. A special highlight of the exhibit will be the “Dog Chapel” installation, a personal meditation area that will include a bench handmade by Huneck, a window he created for the original chapel, a message wall and even a live, internet connection to the chapel so that exhibit goers can share in the actual experience of visiting the famous tourist attraction, which is located just outside the village of St. Johnsbury, and is currently under the threat of sale for back taxes, see http://www.dogmt.com.