the end of this month, my erstwhile partners Shamus Langlois and
Abigail Feldman will close gallery SIX. Until then, we'll make the most
of it! Please come help us celebrate on Saturday April 11, 6:30-8:00;
we'll have refreshments, live music, a group show up on the walls, a
Free Draw board, talk and hilarity. (I'm working on the possibilities of
staying in the space myself after gallery SIX leaves-- see below.)
LANDSCAPES AT THE DRAWING BOARD
I'm calling this show "Play Dates with Piet." Pieter Bruegel the Elder
did a series of paintings representing the seasons, or maybe the
months-- anyway, they're wonderful, you've probably seen at least one or
two. I pulled a couple of old art books out of the library and took a
stab at making my own versions, in crayon, from the dinky little
reproductions. Mostly I wanted to catch Bruegel's sense of acres and
acres of land, valleys' worth of air and sunlight. I left out almost all
the buildings and working people in favor of bright crayon-scribbles,
to show how modern I am. You can come to the Drawing Board
, where I work, and take a look! They're on the wall behind the front counter, through April.
You can also see the "Play Dates" landscapes on my website
I've been playing around in the back-end parts, where I can see
statistics and so on-- I'm supposed to be able to tell whether you're a
robot or not by your browsing pattern. So if you want to register as
human, don't click too fast I guess, or make sure your comments seem
intelligent (but not TOO intelligent). Of course, if you buy things I
shouldn't really care whether you're human.
LIFE DRAWING SESSION WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6 BARRE STREET
of the studio/gallery's impending doom (see above and below), we're
still chugging right along with weekly drawing evenings. These past
couple of weeks have been really fun-- improvised costumes, props,
gossip about the vibrant Montpelier art scene. If you don't want to be
gossiped ABOUT, you should come join us!
Or lead a blameless and boring life.
LOOKING FOR STUDIO/GALLERY PARTNERS
with the gallery closing, there's a chance I'll stay in the 6 Barre
Street studio after all. I can see a couple of ways of doing that-- if a
few more people want to join me as Studio-mates, we can split the rent
up into digestible chunks. OR if a dozen plus people want to pay smaller
amounts to be Gallery Members, for a constant small space to display
and sell from, we might make it worthwhile for everyone. I'm pestering a
bunch of particular folks about how much they want to help out, but if
you're waiting to be pestered don't wait! This is it! Tell me exactly
how you'd like to help us keep a visual-art presence in downtown
Montpelier and pay my studio rent; I promise I will listen attentively.
...AND/OR OTHER STUDIO SPACE
few people so far seem to want to give me money to pay the rent here,
so while I plan to stay, I'm parallel-planning an exit strategy. Despite
evidence, I'm confident there's affordable art-studio space in
Montpelier. If you own it or know where it is, send me a clue! But not a
difficult clue. Monday-crossword level, or whatever the easy day is.
Thanks for reading!