April 10th – 17th, 2016 was Danville Arts Week, and I had the wonderful opportunity of working with students from Pre-K through 12th grade at The Danville School in the Northeast Kingdom, VT. Students participated in a number of activities including Rangoli design, mindful doodling and pattern making, quilt-creation from transparent film, and large-scale rice-embellished […]
In February 2016, Allen Brook School in Williston VT, hosted their first school-wide lantern parade and created luminaries reflecting the theme of Winter’s Peace. Students from Pre-K through 2nd grade participated in the procession, which culminated with cocoa and cookies back at the school.
In February 2016, students from nine schools in Essex and Westford processed through the streets of Essex, VT to celebrate the amalgamation of their school districts in a stunning community lantern parade that had involved over 12 months in planning. Workshops were held with students from Pre-K to 12th grade over several months, in addition […]
On December 5th 2015, the 6th River of Light Lantern Parade took place in Waterbury, VT. Drawing over 3000 lantern-walkers and spectators, the streets were illuminated in spectacular fashion. During a special residency, 3rd and 4th grade students from Thatcher Brook Primary School made firefly-inspired lanterns to reflect the theme of BUGS, and their lanterns […]
Between October ’15 and January ’16, I will be exhibiting some new sculptures in the Eyes on the Land exhibition at the Pizzagalli Center, Shelburne Museum. Eyes on the Land is organized in partnership with the Shelburne Museum and the Vermont Land Trust. Over the past 12 months, each of 13 artists was asked to […]
Over the Summer, the Vermont Creative Schools Initiative was launched–a state-wide program coordinated by the Community Engagement Lab that builds school and community partnerships, infusing creative projects into the core curriculum. During a week-long intensive, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with over 30 classroom teachers, teaching artists and CEL staff, as well as […]
In April 2015, I was one of two resident artists–along with composer Evan Premo–for the Main Street Middle School in Montpelier. In collaboration with the Community Engagement Lab, I worked with forty 7th and 8th graders, to design and construct a stage-set to reflect the theme of My Hometown. The students used a wide variety […]
Between April and June 2015, I will be participating in ‘Back to Nature’ at the BCA Metro Gallery, curated by Kerri Macon. Other artists include: Karen Henderson, Jill Madden and Joe Salerno. A review, by Kevin J. Kelley appeared in Seven Days Newspaper, http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/art-review-back-to-nature-vermont-metro-gallery/Content?oid=2557406