Orah Moore – Coming to VCAM

Making Art: Photographic Work – Old and New

also featuring: Laundry Line Art – an Interactive Installation” an installation that starts with 45 days worth of art, (one per day), by Orah Moore and ends with work by you in a “Make and Take” interactive piece.

First Friday Opening: June 3rd 5-8pm
Jazz Duo: Carrie Cook and Marty Powers
Making Art, is a collection of several bodies of work by Morrisville artist, Orah Moore.
Viewing her work at VCAM, you will visit the ranching life of Montana cowboys, and the people and places of rural Guacimal, Costa Rica. Moore seeks out the everyday, the common man, even the mundane to fill the camera lens and give this back to the viewer. In the RETN space, Moore presents a new series, “Faces of Vermont”, mostly B&W images in a panoramic format that is informed by her Montana work in the past. In the hallway bridging the two venues, you will find framed iconic images from Moore’s Vermont and Adirondack landscape work.

On the opposite wall you will enjoy a “Make & Take” installation featuring collage and mixed media artwork for the viewer to enjoy and exchange with their own work brought from home or created on site. This laundry line of work will change and look very different at the end of the three months, and drives right to the heart of Moore’s love of the art process and its accessibility.

VCAM/RETN Art Space
208 Flynn Avenue #2-G (building behind FLYNNDOG, lakeside loading ramp, last door)
(802) 651-9692
www.vermontcam.org

Open Monday – Friday, 10-10, Saturday, 10-5

Promotional Opportunity for South End Businesses

The Local First program from Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is looking to work with South End Artists and Trades People.  This is a local marketing plan that caters to small business through the production of the Local First Book that features coupons to local businesses and a guide to local resources.  The deadline to enter is June 15th, to find out how to get involved contact Nicolette at Nicolette.baron@gmail.com.



Volunteer for Burlington Wine & Food Festival

For those of you interested in volunteering for the Burlington Wine & Food Festival, check out the form here: Wine & Food Festival Volunteer Form

Charcoals and Metal Works at the SEABA Gallery

SEABA is delighted to announce two exhibitions in our gallery during May. We will be displaying the work from iron and bronze casting events at Pine Street Studios, and recent charcoal drawings by noted artist Alison Goodwin.

Alison Goodwin

By Alison Goodwin

After a commercially successful twenty year career selling paintings, pastels, and limited edition prints in galleries, Alison felt the need to re-explore her work and get back to the roots from which it sprang.  The freedom afforded to her by drawing rather spontaneously with charcoal allowed her personal and professional nourishment without abandoning her distinctive style. This show is the first public exhibition of these charcoal drawings, and also includes some of her paintings that were at least a partial reaction to this shift in process represented by the charcoal works.

The Iron Pour

Bodice by Diane Gabriel

The Iron Pour workshop has been hosted at Pine Street Studios since 2006.Our iron is mined from broken household radiators collected at Queen City Steel in Burlington’s Intervale. (Jeff Goldfield, the President of QCS, has been generously donating the iron from his scrap pile since we began.)

Students break up the damaged radiators with sledge hammers. The resulting iron pieces are melted in a foundry, and then the liquid metal, at about 2,000 degrees, is poured into molds made by the art students.

The Iron Pour workshop is taught by Elijah Sproles, a New Orleans artist who has been teaching classes in casting iron for nearly 20 years. In 2005, when we learned that his home and foundry had been badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, we invited him to take a break from rebuilding and come teach his class for a summer weekend in Vermont. He came, and has been coming each year to teach the class ever since. Because of his mentorship, there is now a team of artists who have learned to handle the furnace at Pine Street Studios.

The art that you will see are samples of some of the work cast by students of the Iron Pour. In the past five years we have cast nearly 4,000 pounds of iron — all of it from radiators.

Libby by Kat Clear

There will be a demonstration Iron Pour on June 3, at Pine Street Studio, andthe public is welcome to attend. If you are interested in signing up for the next Iron Pour Workshop, please leave us your contact information on the sign-up sheet.