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Rotary paint saints prepare gallery for show

The Rotary Painting Event at the Killington Arts Guild Gallery was scheduled for one day, Sunday Feb. 12. We didn't think it could be done in such a short time but here is what happened as reported by Sally Curtis:

Five Rotary men with staging and extension rollers painted the two rooms including the high ceiling near the front windows and the foyer from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Done in less than a day!

The Rotary  painters included: Red Glaze, Paul Holmes, Chad Aston, John Brennan, and Jon Curtis. Clary Jonker and Sally helped with cutting and painting  in the corners and along the base boards and supplied coffee, muffins and apple turnovers.

Diane Miller, owner of Cabin Fever Gifts contributed oranges and chocolate chip cookies. Mike Young arrived at the end, stayed to clean up paint spots on the rug, remove the ceiling light fixtures for cleaning, and rehang the Gallery sign.

"It was an awesome event of cooperative spirit and now the Gallery is a gleaming and bright home for the new show, Art in Your Life," Sally said. The room was ready for the shows opening reception on Saturday Feb. 18.

Mark this all up to good planning and experience. 

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Mike Young, KAG treasurer, had touched up the walls repeatedly since the KAG Gallery opened in the fall of 2008. This year it was apparent that a comprehensive job of rehabilitation and painting needed to be done. Sally wrote to the Rotarians requesting support, they agreed and surveyed the job, insisted on painting everything including the ceiling. They brought to the job an impressive skill set. Red Glaze, for example, is a well-known builder in Killington who built Glaze Brook Condominiums, Choices Restaurant, Peak Performance Ski Shop  and more; Paul Holmes, "The Head Penguin" a former Educational Administrator and outdoor photographer ( and Rotary fundraiser; Chad Aston and John Brennan, Sally's husband, both with painting experience and Jon Curtis President-elect of the Rotary.

Thank You all!

The show, Art in Your Life, is on display at the KAG Gallery at Cabin Fever Gifts. It is open to the public daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. until May 20.

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