The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of artists: Arista Alanis, Mary Brevda, Rory Jackson, Joseph Salerno and Homer Wells.
Artist Reception • Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
On view at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: September 25 – November 30, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm and one hour prior to events and performances. The exhibition may be viewed by appointment. Contact Kelly Holt, curator • firstname.lastname@example.org • 802.760.4634. All artwork is for sale through the Box Office.
The gallery at Spruce Peak Arts features a group exhibition in celebration of the mountain landscape for the Fall Season. The exhibition opens in collaboration with Stowe Mountain Film Festival, presented by Acabay, in partnership with the VT Ski & Snowboard Museum, on October 25th and October 26th. The collection includes painting, sculpture and photography.
Artists are responding to physicality of mountains, from our local Green Mountain ridge lines to the awe-inspiring mountains of Patagonia. Working in varied mediums, the pieces capture an essence of the landscape – often emotional, spiritual and studied.
Painter Rory Jackson divides his time between the coastal region of Three Tides Point in Ghana and Lincoln Gap, Vermont. Of his oils in the exhibit on both linen and canvas, he writes “As a Vermonter, the Mountain air has a sensory effect like none other, it is home. It is the clean breath that sweeps through the lungs of the hillside.”
Both Ridgeline Series and Woods Edge Series by plein air painter Joseph Salerno are featured in the exhibition – presented as a horizontal vista of both intricate relationships of form and abstracted tones of light and dark, all celebrating favorite treeline settings near his home studio in Johnson, Vermont. Arista Alanis’ vibrant expressionistic paintings move back and forth between figurative landscape and abstraction. Of her oils and mixed media paintings, the artist explains, “The artwork is not about specific places, but about significant moments that ignite a feeling of being alive in the space.”
Partners in life, travel and art from Vermont to Patagonia, Mary Brevda (photographer) and Homer Wells (sculptor, painter, inventor), capture the landscape in complimentary ways with dynamic perspectives, dramatic lighting, and etched aluminum pieces. Both artists are largely self-taught and always experimenting.