Rangoli Residency at The Danville School

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 in Artist-in-Residence, Education, Rangoli
Rangoli Residency at The Danville School

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 […]

United States of Arts: Vermont, NEA

Posted on Mar 5, 2016 in Community, Press
United States of Arts: Vermont, NEA

I am very proud to have been invited to share some of my educational and community projects on this film produced by the National Endowment for the Arts, for their 50th Anniversary Series, the United States of Arts:Vermont Video available here

Winter’s Peace Lantern Parade, Williston VT 2016

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Education, Lanterns
Winter’s Peace Lantern Parade, Williston VT 2016

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.

Wish

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Community, Exhibitions
Wish

In the winter of 2016, Wish was installed at 247 Pearl Street in Burlington, Vermont. Commissioned by Redstone Housing, Wish was created in collaboration with sculptor James Westermann and is constructed from steel. 6ft (w) x 10ft (h)  x 3ft (d)

Across the Universe, Essex Lantern Parade 2016

Posted on Jan 1, 2016 in Community, Education, Lanterns
Across the Universe, Essex Lantern Parade 2016

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 […]

River of Light in Waterbury no:6, 2015

Posted on Dec 19, 2015 in Community, Education, Lanterns
River of Light in Waterbury no:6, 2015

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 […]

Eyes on the Land, Shelburne Museum

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 in Exhibitions
Eyes on the Land, Shelburne Museum

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 […]

VT Creative Schools Initiative

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 in Artist-in-Residence, Education, Institute
VT Creative Schools Initiative

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 […]

We Are Montpelier, Stage-Set Design

We Are Montpelier, Stage-Set Design

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 […]

Back to Nature at the BCA Metro Gallery

Posted on May 5, 2015 in Exhibitions, Press
Back to Nature at the BCA Metro Gallery

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