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“Passages” featuring Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

Bonnie Acker  –  Miriam Adams  –  Elizabeth Allen  –  Annelein Beukenkamp  –  Kevin Fahey

Byron Geigel  –  Kate Longmaid  –  David Maille  –  Janet McKenzie  –  Virginia McNeice

Gail Salzman  –  Dianne Shullenberger  –  David Smith  –  Shiao-Ping Wang  –  Jon Young

Adelaide Murphy Tyrol lives and works in Vermont and New York City. Her work often explores ideas and intuitions she has about the confluence of the natural world and the human enterprise. Birds are recurring images in her work.  “Birds are part of our collective psyche. Since the beginning of time – through art, science, mythology, childhood memories, and daily life – birds have populated our explanations of the world. The desire to imbue birds with supernatural powers is a universal one and time and time again we call on them to bridge a gap between the known and the ineffable. I like to think of birds as avatars – enigmatic beings that work in different ways to clarify and enrich our understanding of the world.”

Two of the artists represented for the first time in the gallery have come to our attention through other interesting connections. Jon Young has been an avid supporter through his art for Friends for A_Dog Foundation, to which we have strong links. He has done incredible portraits of Andy ” A_Dog ” Williams to benefit the organization and recently taught a special portrait-making art class to about 20 kids at King Street Center in Burlington, as part of a series of classes sponsored by Friends for A_Dog Foundation. Young is a gifted painter of Vermont scenes and murals in his own colorful dynamic style.

Kate Longmaid excels at both still life and figurative painting, and we’re excited to be showing her work for the first time. She has taken classes at Burlington City Arts in Burlington for several years with one of our long showing artists, Gail Salzman. Salzman will also have work in this exhibit. This offers an opportunity to note the exemplary technical prowess displayed by both artists even as the work itself differs greatly.

“Passages” will be up through January 2016. Come explore the range of color and content offered by this exhibit. It will definitely brighten a bleak winter day!


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