Thursday, November 17, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Heidi Broner at Central Vermont Medical Center

Heidi Broner grew up near New York City in a family of artists, immersed in an atmosphere in which drawing and painting were a natural, delightful part of daily life.

Her interests have led her to work in a wide variety of media: in addition to painting, she has illustrated books, designed and painted murals, created masks and puppets for the opera Frida and huge outdoor pieces for the band Phish, and worked for many years with Bread and Puppet Theater.

Since 1999 she has worked in the Vermont granite industry, hand engraving drawings onto black stone. In 2003 she began her At Work series of paintings, which formed the basis of a solo exhibition at the Vermont Governor’s office in 2009. Heidi’s work, currently on exhibit at Central Vermont Medical Center, is of part of her At Work series.

“For the past ten years I have been painting people at work. I am moved by the unselfconscious grace of someone absorbed in a task. Recently I was invited by CVMC to paint people at work in this hospital. This was a new world for me, and the surgical teams in particular impressed me as a close-knit crew moving with a casual, assured choreography,” said Heidi. Five paintings in this exhibit resulted from that invitation.

“Heidi truly caught the spirit and dedication of a surgical team at work,” noted Judy Tarr Tartaglia, CVMC president and CEO. “This is an astounding exhibit – the colors, the artistic talent, the subject matter – it catches the eye of virtually everyone who walks through our lobby.”

Broner has exhibited at Studio Place Arts, T.W. Wood Gallery, and Artpath Gallery. Her work has been collected by both private individuals and corporations. For more information on the artist visit

This exhibit will remain on display in the Central Vermont Medical Center hospital lobby through December 30, 2011.