Friday, August 20, 2010

Tug Hill Plein Air "Paint Out"

Thursday, August 5, 2010
2010 Tug Hill Plein Air "Paint Out"

3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out

The Annual Plein Air Paint Out has become THTLT’s “signature event.” It is a unique way to recognize the diversity, beauty and magnificence of the region. A Paint Out is a group of artists painting together, typically en plein air – a French term meaning “in the fresh air.” As artists paint outside, the public is invited to visit with the artists, observe their work in progress and ask questions. The event began in 2008 at the Trenton Falls Gorge Trails, and 2009 at Constable Hall.

The 2010 Plein Air Paint Out will be held Saturday, September 25th at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery. The event is in conjunction with the 15th Annual Salmon River Hatchery Open House and the celebration of "National Hunting and Fishing Day." The hatchery holds activities, seminars, and demonstrations throughout the day, geared toward youth and families.

The Plein Air Paint Out will feature artists painting at both the hatchery and the Salmon River Falls. Paintings created throughout the day will be auctioned off that evening at the benefit auction. The auction will be held at the fish hatchery and all proceeds will benefit Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Southern Vermont Arts Center - SVAC

On a recent trip home to Vermont, Debe and I paid a visit to one of our favorite places to spend a Sunday afternoon, the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

I have talked in the past about growing up in the culturally rich southern Vermont area. The artists who lived in the region, some who were neighbors and friends. The places we visited like the Stratton Arts Festival and SVAC. These are some of the places that instilled in me and nurtured my love for the arts. These are the places that informed me early on and continue to do so today.

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is a beautiful old estate that has evolved over decades to become a first rate art museum with it's galleries in the original Yester House Gallery, the Wilson Museum and the Arkell Pavilion. In addition to wonderful exhibitions SVAC offers a variety of art classes for beginners and advanced programs for emerging and mid career artists. The Arts Center also offers music and performing arts programs to the region.

Any visit to southern Vermont is not complete without a visit to SVAC.

Below are some photographs taken of sculpture on the grounds of the 200 plus acre estate nestled in the mountains in Manchester.

Note *admission is free on Sundays, but feel free to leave a donation to help them continue their great work.