Past exhibitions at the Helen Day Art Center.
'Source' Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers
January 18 - April 14, 2013
Opening rection: Friday, January 18, 2012 - 6:00PM
An exhibition of exquisite and creative fine furniture from over twenty Vermont craftspeople with a focus on the source of all elements that collaborate to make the final piece. The exhibit maps the source of materials, the relationships between forester, mill and craftsperson, as well as the path that the artists took to become furniture makers - who influenced them, and where did they learn what they know?
Artists in exhibit:
|George Ainley||James Becker||Richard Bissell|
|Dave Boynton||Tim Clark||Kit Clark|
|Doug Clarner||Johns Congdon||Erin Hanley|
|Steve Holman||David Hurwitz||Bill Laberge|
|Mario Messina||Josh Metcalf||Dan Morsheim|
|Pete Novick||Walt Stanley|
|Cristina Pellechio||Lisa Beach||Clark Derbes|
|Liz Kauffman||Peter Fried|
Visit the show virtually via Vimeo
September 21 - November 25, 2012
Ira Eduardovna, 'The Library Room' 2 channel video installation
Experanza Cabrera, 'Silver Heart'Glass beads on clay, chain
|Judtih Quax, 'Moudou & Aliou's' archival digital print|
Yu-Wen Wu, 'Prayers-Gold Mountain'ink on graphite on rice paper
Adrian Paci, 'Centro di Permanenza Temporanea' Still from film
Hung Lui, 'The Path'
-detail- mixed media
This exhibition is both political and humanizing in its approach to the subject of human migration. Through the perspective of international and national artists and writers, Migration addresses topics of immigration, emigration, migrant workers, New Americans (refugees), and visa holders. These personal narratives describe physical and cultural dislocation and assimilation, the act of moving, and migration’s socio-political complexities through contemporary and historical lenses.
This exhibition pulls together internationally renowned artists from Switzerland, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, and across the United States.
Margarita Cabrera, courtesy of Walter Maciel Gallery L.A.
Ian Deleon & Kara Stokowski
Adamantios Kafetzis, courtesy of Kappatos Gallery, Athens
Hung Liu, courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC
Adrian Paci, courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery, NYC
Thursday, September 27th at 6:00p.m. Panel Discussion
A Sense of Home: Migrants and Migration in Vermont
Pablo Bose, Susannah McCandless, Teresa Mares, and Alisha Laramee
Thursday, October 18th at 6:00p.m. Film Screening
'From The Other Side', Directed by Chantal Akerman
With her unmistakable style Chantal Akerman ("Arguably the most important European director of her generation." —J. Hoberman, The Village Voice) explores the border between the United States and Mexico.
Thursday, November 1st at 6:00p.m. Reading Event
I'mmigration: Stories from Vermont Migrants
Thursday, November 15th at 6:00p.m. Breaking the Silence: An evening of community gathering with Vermont's migrant and local populations. Includes music, performances, food, and open discussions with the voices of the migrant populations.
"Cabrera, a Mexican immigrant who lives and works in El Paso, Texas, integrates contemporary art practices with indigenous Mexican folk art. She is one of the artists channeling personal experience for the Migration exhibition, which pulls together artists from Paris, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico and across the United States."
Nicole Haley - Burlington Free Press
June 15- September 9
Image: Bill Davison 'Mosaic Portal'
|Sarah Amos||Don Hanson|
|Bobbi Angell||Mickey Myers|
|Lois Beatty||Lynn Newcomb|
|Bill Davison||Helen O'Donnell|
|Rachel Gross||Briony Morrow-Cribbs|
The Vermont Printmakers exhibition seeks to identify the strongest artists in Vermont working primarily in the print and gather them in the Art Center galleries to examine the mark they are making. Public Programs and workshops will accompany the exhibition, including a steamroller woodcut workshop with several Vermont Master Printers.
"Visiting the printmakers’ show at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe is like attending a lively and engaging cocktail party. You start to associate names with looks and, by the end, previously unfamiliar figures become acquaintances that you’d like to see again"
- Good Impressions, Kevin J. Kelley, Seven Days VT
The Art on Burton
January 20 - April 15, 2012
The Art on Burton examined the profound role of art and design on the culture of snowboarding. Snowboarding’s imagery and products have consistently re-enforced its position as an outsider sport. These artists - and the creative teams at a company like Burton - are driving this sport and its significant sector of pop culture. There are few other examples where fine artists’ work reaches the public so directly and prolifically. Burton itself is a Vermont story about snow, art, design, a dream, and the success of a company, a sport and a culture.
Artists and Designers: Thomas Campbell, Kevin Cyr, Futura, Mike Giant, Greg Gossel, Maya Hayuk, Andy Jenkins, Andrei Molodkin, Michael Montanaro, Jari Salo, Lance Violette, Andy Warhol, William Wasden.
As part of the exhibition HDAC organized a snowboard design competition. Read the press release here.
Industry Art Collective presents images of the installation process. Visit their page.
"The Art on Burton” exhibition may not be a comprehensive display of Burton art, but it certainly shows a slice of the freedom of expression that Burton graphics represent. - Burlington Free Press
Although now more readily accepted by the mainstream, snowboarding began as a counter-culture phenomenon, and the design associated with it was youth-oriented and cutting-edge. - HandEye Magazine
"We really wanted to take a look at visual artists who have work outside of designing snowboards." - Press Republican
The snowboarding revolution of the 1980s and ’90s brought new thinking, new style and a new culture to the mountain, but it also gave visual artists a practical, public canvas. - Stowe Reporter
"The Art on Burton" highlights the ability of the Vermont-based company's gear, designers and riders to constantly reinvent the image of snowboarding. - Vermont Cinic
WCAX Video 'The Art of Snowboarding'
Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts 2011
"Pieces recall time periods, world events and stylistic evolution - and they also provide a window into a moment through the eyes of the artist." - Stowe Reporter. Read article.
"The cliché goes, “great minds think alike.” A new exhibit at Stowe’s Helen Day Art Center suggests that great minds might have similar thoughts about the vehicle of art but drive those points home uniquely." - Seven Days. Read article.
"The title of the exhibition at the Helen Day Art Center is Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts 2011. It's a little pretentious," said Nathan Suter, the center's executive director, who conceived of the show with his former curator. 'But why not?' Suter said. "We're trying to find the best out there." - Burlington Free Press. Read article.
|Jennifer Cawley - RISD||John C. Gonzalez - Tufts | MFA Boston|
|Francisco Moreno - RISD||Christopher Page - Yale|
|Melanie Perreault - Concordia||Robert Watermeyer - MASS Art|
|Joo Lee Kang - Tufts | MFA Boston|
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