Sunday, January 22, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Art of the Chair at Chandler Gallery in Randolph

An innovative exhibit opens at Chandler Gallery in Randolph, Vermont Saturday January 21. The subject is the chair. The focus is process, history, personalization, and personification beyond the limits of sitting. The exhibit Art of the Chair: Process and Possibility will open with a gallery reception on Saturday, January 21 from 5 – 7 p.m. The show runs through March 6.

Works include two and three-dimensional pieces in a variety of styles bringing twenty artists together from all corners of Vermont.Two-dimensional works include pieces by Rona Cohen, Jan Fowler, Lisa Kippen, Ken Leslie, Marjorie Ryerson, Arthur Schaller, Cameron Schmitz, Ronnie Solbert and Stephanie Suter.

Three-dimensional works were created by artists Angelo Arnold, Ria Blaas, Paul Calter, Michael Cunningham, Christine Hartman, David Hurwitz, Antoinette Jacobson, Karolina Kawiaka, Michael Tulloch, Maxwell A.Van Pelt and Wouter Zwart.

The show is curated by Kirstin Quick and Janet Cathey. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available at the opening reception.

Surround events include a chair-painting workshop on Saturday, February 4 from 9 – 1 p.m. A gallery talk will be given by some of the exhibiting artists on Saturday, February 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Chandler Gallery hours are Thursdays 4 – 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m. For more information please call 802-431-0204 or contact Betsy Cantlin at