The Spruce Peak Arts Gallery was founded in the Fall of 2018 with the mission of adding creative energy and collaboration to the public spaces of our beautiful theatre.
This winter, join us for “Masked” presented by Inclusive Arts Vermont.
MASKED features visual artwork by 22 Vermont artists with disabilities. Each piece offers the artist’s creative expression of the title – which arose in the early moments of the global pandemic. The work included is as complex and layered as the meaning of the word “masked” itself. The artists explore protection, disguise, veiling, all that is enshrouded, and what lies beneath.
The exhibition will travel statewide January 2022 through April 2023. Tour sites include Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in St. Johnsbury, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, Soapbox Arts in Burlington, and the Statehouse in Montpelier.
Masked will be on exhibit at Spruce Peak Arts by appointment through April 14, 2022. To make an appointment, please call 802.760.4634.
Please join us for the Masked virtual opening on Facebook live, Wednesday, January 26th at 2pm and 6pm on Inclusive Arts Vermont’s Facebook page
Masked Artist Talks:
Monthly artists talks will happen on the third Wednesday of the month, and will feature artists from the Masked exhibition, which consists of work from Vermont artists with disabilities. Coming up in March and April, Karen J. Lloyd and Kate Adams!
Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30pm, join Inclusive Arts Vermont on Facebook Live for the first of the Masked Virtual Artist Talks with collage artist David Roy.
Join on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/inclusiveartsvermont
The talk will be captioned, ASL interpreted, verbally described. If you have other access needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Image: a black square graphic. At top right, a collage by David Roy of three women in the woods with judgmental faces looking down at them. Below are the logos for Inclusive Arts Vermont, the Humanities Council, and the NEA. To the left in white writing is the information in the above caption and a quote from Roy, “I instantly fell in love with being able to tell new stories with recycled materials. What I enjoy the most about this type of art is the freedom of storytelling.”]
Masked is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, the Fountain Fund, and a group of generous individuals.
Click here for the Masked Audio Tour.
Click here to download the verbal descriptions for the show.
Click here to download the short verbal descriptions for the show.
Click here to download the artist statements and biographies.