Friday, March 1, 2013

MONTPELIER: Micki Colbeck, "Underwater" art in the Supreme Court

Underwater Trees by Micki Colbeck
March 1 to April 29, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 5-7 pm

Artist Statement:
Earth, the “blue planet” is unique in the known universe for its abundance of and its ability to maintain liquid water. We live on one of the strangest, most delicate places in the universe. Every chemical reaction in our bodies and on our planet depends on the presence of water.*

I have been thinking about water—about glaciers, about floods and hurricanes, about storm surges and sea walls, and its consequences, displaced populations and destroyed farmlands.

I have been looking at water and down into water, wading on rocks and studying reflections.  The result is this exhibit of large oil paintings, entitled “Underwater.”

Vermont Supreme Court
111 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont

Open Mondays-Fridays 8-4:30

About the artist:

Micki Colbeck is an oil painter from Strafford, Vermont who has exhibited widely over the last decade in the Upper Valley. She has had four paintings juried into AVA, and one into the LAC, was given the People’s Choice award at Chandler’s regional exhibit, and won “Best of Show” at Justin Morrill Homestead Gallery in the Gardens exhibit. She was chosen to be part of the AVA Gallery Pomponoosuc Mills exhibit. This is her third solo exhibit in the spacious halls of the Vermont Supreme Court.

Contact: Micki Colbeck


*Paraphrasing Neil Shubin, “The Universe Within”