Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Richard and Nancy Weis at the Jackson Gallery in Town Hall Theater in Middlebury


Shared Visions
Richard Weis: paintings
Nancy Weis: encaustic paintings

at the Jackson Gallery in Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
May 25 - June 24. 2012   noon - 5 pm,  Monday-Saturday
Artists' Reception Friday, June 8   5 - 7 pm

Nancy and Richard Weis have been active participants in the Vermont arts community since 1989. They met as undergraduates at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and have worked together for over forty years, actively involving themselves in both studio work and teaching. Shared Visions will feature individual works by both artists - Dick's dynamic and colorful abstract paintings along with Nancy's intriguing small scale collages combining encaustic painting with natural objects.

Dick has exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Wales, and South Korea. He was honored with a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2002 and a Fulbright Alumni Award for a Green Mountain College/Korea project in 2004.  In 2010 Dick received a Fulbright Specialist Award , returning to South Korea to work with undergraduate and graduate art education students at Hannam University in Daejeon South Korea. Nancy received her MFA in Printmaking from George Washington University, Washington, DC in 1971. Through the years her focus has included a variety of media including printmaking, fibers, handmade paper, encaustic painting, and installation. She has exhibited her work widely and during the past several years has been teaching as an adjunct art instructor at Castleton State College, and the Community College of Vermont.  Dick retired from teaching in 2010 and is Professor Emeritus of Art at Green Mountain College. They maintain studios in Castleton and Poultney Vermont.

The Jackson Gallery is located in the lower level of Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant Street,  Middlebury, VT. Phone: 802-382-9222. email:

Images:Richard Weis, Shades of Summer, acrylic on canvas   50" x 34"
Nancy Weis, Waiting for the Thaw, encaustic on panel with bone, seed pod, shells   3 1/8" x 2 ½"