STUDENT ART SHOW 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 09:03
Helen Day Art Center’s Student Art Show exhibits the extraordinary artistic talents of students in the greater Stowe area. Show opens Friday, May 3rd and runs through May 26th. An opening reception will be held on May 3rd, 3:00-7:00pm. complimentary ice cream will be served thanks to Stowe Ice Cream, and brownies thanks to Pie in the Sky pizzeria.
Helen Day Art Center's 32nd year of exhibiting local students’ work in the galleries. The community is encouraged to support area youth and discover the talents of these masters in the making. Stowe Elementary, Middle and High school students exhibit their artwork along with a selection of students from schools in the greater Stowe area who have shown a special dedication to art.
The artwork includes a great variety of media and subject matter taught by dedicated art teachers: Jen Volansky, Stowe Elementary; Averill McDowell, Stowe Middle School; Kate Crouse and Carleen Zimbalatti, Stowe High School; Nan Hathaway, Crossett Brook Middle School, Kim Lucia, Eden Elementary and Morristown Elementary, Barbara Flack, Green Mountain Tech, Arista Alanis, Johnson Elementary, Beth LeCours, Hardwick Elementary, Matt Neckers, Hyde Park Elementary, Lisa B. Harvey, Moretown Elementary, Alison Bergman, Lamoille Union Middle School, Sabine Likhite and Kathy Volk, Lamoille Union High School, Ashley Lynch, People’s Academy Middle School, Susannah Slabinski, People’s Academy High School, and Jayne Donahue, Wolcott Elementary.
Special May activities include Open House days May 13th, 15th and 16th, 3:30-4:30 each day, where parents can observe youth classes in session, and a 3-D Indoor Mural Project created from art that visitors to Helen Day Art Center drop in and make. Project dates: Mural making: May 3rd- 26th; Mural displayed: June-August at Helen Day.
The exhibition is made possible by Sponsors: The Art Store, The Bagel, XPress Print and Copy, Cafe on Main, McCarthy’s Restaurant, Stowe Hardware and Dry Goods, and Stowe Ice Cream; Media Sponsors: Stowe Reporter and StoweToday.com; and Grantors: Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00- 5:00pm and by appointment 90 Pond St Stowe, VT 05672
Artwork by Sabina Reichelt
Helen Day Art Center receives grant to improve facility: Ceremony Cultural Facilities Awards
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:16
Helen Day Art Center received a grant award from Vermont Arts Council's Culutural Facilities Grant program in support of critical improvements to the galleries and classrooms at the Center in the village of Stowe. The award of $18,750 must be matched 1:1 by donations enabling the Center to improve the experience of visitors, and the durability and safety of their public spaces.
Funds are slated to aid in replacing aging carpeting in the galleries with hardwood floors - a treatment that should last a century with occasional refinishing- and installing durable, easy to clean flooring in the classroom which has seen increased use as enrollment in classes and participation in public programs have grown.
"We want to put our best foot forward to visitors, and make sure the galleries and classrooms are low maintenance and durable. This award gives us a huge head-start towards those goals." Said Nathan Suter, Executive Director "We are grateful to the Arts Council and all that they do for this Center and other organizations around the state."
Nathan Suter, Executive Director accepts $18,750 Cultural Facilities Grant Award from Alex Aldrich and Sonia Rae of Vermont Arts Council at the State House on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
March 8 – April 14, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th at 6:00PM
Join Helen Day Art Center March 8th at 6:00p.m. for the opening reception of Jan Tichy’s solo exhibition in the West Gallery.
Jan Tichy is an international contemporary artist working at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture and photography. For his solo exhibition, Tichy’s “Installation No. 6 (tubes)” sets a dramatic and ominous stage. The combination of sculpture and light – while aesthetically minimal – is conceptually and physically complex. Tichy uses an upturned monitor to project light through white paper tubes, thus creating something new by transforming what was originally made for reproduction. He then uses the lines on the screen to produce sound, turning it into a musical instrument. The effect references urban landscape, architecture, and human activity as light pulses, crawls, and glows through what looks like buildings in a city.
Jan Tichy was born in Prague in 1974. Tichy studied art in Israel before earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he now is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art and Technology Studies. Tichy has had solo exhibitions at the MCA, Chicago; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; CCA Tel Aviv; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. His work has been included in exhibitions in Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Madrid, New York, Paris, Stockholm, Venice, and Washington, D.C. among others. He was awarded the 2010 Nathan Gottesdiener Prize of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Jan Tichy is represented by Richard Gray Gallery.
Disco Glamour Comes To Stowe
The Board of Trustees of the Helen Day Art Center is thrilled to announce the Spring Gala, set to take place at Stowe Mountain Lodge on March 23rd. The theme, “Studio 54,” was inspired by the ultimate glamour, epic parties, and grand spectacle the famed Manhattan nightclub was known for during the late ‘70s.
Channeling the hot spot’s party spirit, the Gala 54 committee co-chairs—Kristi Lovell, Remy Joseph, Giulia Eliason, and Vanessa Violette—have taken an experiential approach to this year’s event. "GALA 54 sets the stage for our guests to experience the iconic days of Studio 54 by offering an evening of live theatrics and disco. 54 characters will come alive to D.J. Luis sound and light show while the dance floor boogies down. I would not be surprised (I encourage) the likes of Warhol, Bianca Jagger, and Halston to join in. Most of us were too young to enjoy Studio 54 so this is our time to create our own. Though I do look forward to hearing our guests’ escapades of the lucky ones who made it past the velvet rope!" Said Lovell
According to Center’s Executive Director, Nathan Suter, “This promises to be the event of the year. The Gala Committee has planned a silent auction with hundreds of unique items, artwork by local artists, and a few not-to-be-missed surprises. Dinner, dancing, and a live auction will follow. We are most grateful for support from our sponsors, Everbank, Darn Tough, Stowe Mountain Resort, Fine Wine Cellars, Well Heeled, RL Photo, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Reporter, Xpress Copy and Print, Cushman Design Group, Winterfell, SalonSalon, Pepsi, Alchemist, Ambler Designs, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Barr & Associates Attorneys at Law, Crop, and Yampu Travel.”
Event Chairs and Committee:
Kristi Lovell Co-Chair
Remy Joseph Co-Chair
Giulia Eliason Co-Chair
Vanessa Violette Co-Chair
Emily Doyle, Stacy Ambler, Jacqui Mauer, Audrey Bernstein, Brooke Mitchell, Molly Triffin,Toni Barr, Louise Reed, Julie Jatlow, Colleen Parker, Kerry Glanz, Beth Daliere, Robin Coggins.
Art Center Welcomes New Education Coordinator Sarah Beggs
Sarah Beggs, an experienced organizer of community arts programming and museum tours, joined Helen Day Art Center in Stowe in Mid-January as Education Coordinator. The Art Center offers over thirty classes and workshops annually, welcomes hundreds of students on exhibit tours, and offers scholarships to ensure that everyone can participate in these creative experiences.
“I have been encouraging exploration and discovery through art for the last ten years, and I’m looking forward to expanding and diversifying the programming at the Center,” Beggs said. “I moved from Minneapolis to Vermont, drawn by the beauty, the sense of community, and my impression that positive social change is a core attitude here. I feel lucky to have found Helen Day Art Center and to join a team dedicated to engaging and enriching the community.”
Sarah was the Artability Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator at People Incorporated, a mental health service organization in Minneapolis, MN. She organized weekly workshops for adults which culminated in an annual three day exhibit while coordinating volunteers at multiple program sites, organizing public programs, and writing grants.
Prior to that she worked at the Minnesota Children’s Museum coordinating programs for families and children; and at an elementary school in Portland, Oregon developing and implementing art curriculum for students after school and in the classroom.
Sarah has a Masters degree in Museum Studies from University of Colorado and a BA in Art History from St. Olaf College.
“We are fortunate to have found someone with Sarah’s range of skills and experience, coupled with her energy, enthusiasm and dedication to connecting all people with art and creative experiences,” said Nathan Suter, Executive Director of the Art Center. “We have built our educational offerings over six years and see Sarah as the person who can expand and deepen these programs and reach under-served audiences in Northern Vermont.”
“I’m interested in helping individuals communicate and connect through art, and fostering life-long creative growth in our participants,” She continues, “illustrating to a wide community the capacity of art to uplift, transform, bring people together, and alter attitudes, feelings, and thoughts.”
Sarah will collaborate with an active Education Committee made up of members of the Board, educators, and community members. “I see opportunities to forge new partnerships in our region, and to reach new audiences through the exhibits, public programs and classes.”
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