We had a great time attending our first Pechakucha night held at the Shelburne Museum shelburnemuseum.org on Thursday 11/12/15. Most of the 8 presenters were represented in the current exhibit , “Eyes on the Land”, a collaboration between the Vermont Land Trust, the Shelburne Museum , owners of conserved land, and the visual artists. Each person or group spoke about their work using 20 slides that were each viewed for 20 seconds. Very fast paced and to the point!
“Eyes on the Land” was conceived as a way for 13 artists to develop individual relationships with a piece of conserved land over the course of a year and show their reaction to the 15 sites through their personal artistic mediums. We represent 3 of the artists involved: Susan Abbott, Bonnie Acker, and Gowri Savoor. The variety of work and medium was amazing. Here are a couple of views of Susan Abbott and Bonnie Acker’s installations. Bonnie had a basket in front of her quilted collage piece that contained beautifully illustrated sayings and quotes for viewers to keep. There were 1000 of these little gems put in when the exhibit opened on October 3, and Bonnie figured that was enough to last throughout the 3 months of the exhibit. To her amazement, they were all taken within the first week and she has replenished them several times since.The exhibit is up through January 3. We hardily recommend it! http://shelburnemuseum.org/exhibitions/eyes-on-the-land/