Saturday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m.—WEST RUTLAND—An exciting group of artists will present sculptural and video installations for SculptFest2017 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. The opening reception for the annual exhibition is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Proposals were submitted in response to this year’s theme of “The State of Hope.” Guest curator Whitney Ramage selected site-specific works by artists Jessica Adams, Lila Ferber, Charles Hickey, Yasunari Izaki, Kate Katomski, Tom Kearns, John Morris with Maya Murphy, Gary Parzych, Rick Rothrock, Ryan Smitham and Joanna Sokolowska.
The opening reception is free and open to the public, featuring live music and refreshments. The annual Fine Art and Steven Mestyan, Jr. Scholarship raffle drawings will be held at 7 p.m. SculptFest2017 closes Oct. 22. Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is located at 636 Marble St., West Rutland. For more information, call 802-438-2097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.