Wed, Jan 18, 2012 07:57 AM
For over a decade, Killington Arts Guild has defined ART in the
broadest sense. Painters, sculptures, crafters, photographers,
gardeners, writers, dancers, dramatists and more are all artists.
This is expressed in art shows at KAG's Upstairs Gallery at Cabin
Fever Gifts and in its programs, many of which take place at the
Sherburne Memorial Library.
Gallery exhibits demonstrate an interest in innovation. They
include "found art"-a piece of wood that looks like a goblin, cut
and polished; combined art-painting or photographs with poetry; and
art created with transformed materials-pulp paper taking on the
appearance of bronze.
Programs such as Hors d'oeuvres as Art, Yoga as Art, and Japanese
tea making as Art all suggest an open approach to the question:
"What is Art?"
Leo Tolstoy said that art should create a specific emotional link
between artist and audience; Real art he thought ought to be a form
of communication, a means of uniting people.
The new Killington Arts Guild Show: "The Art in Your Life" asks
what art means to you as an individual. Alice Sciore, KAG Vice
President, says, "A titled / theme show such as this, allows each
artist to venture forth independently in their own direction of
pure freedom. Other titles may require a more literal expression."
There will be a reception on Feb. 18 from 1-3:30 p.m. where you can
meet the artists and see their work.
Sciore, initiates art shows by contacting artists and then
designing a poster for the show which members distribute. While
artists finish new work or selection pieces from their collection,
she prepares the gallery set up for the new pieces that will arrive
early in February. She will hang or place new-framed works,
sculpture and books in the Gallery with the assistance of Sally
Curtis and Jerry Leblond. One of the hardest last minute jobs is
labeling the work.
The German playwright, Bertolt Brecht wrote, "All art forms are in
the service of the greatest of all arts: the art of living."
Along the same lines, I am reading Robert Fritz's book, "Life as
This evening "Post Card #4 "First Light on the Atlantic" arrived. I
have been working this combination piece with Patsy Zedar for the
new show. I am so excited. It is possible we will both be at the
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