On July 8, 2015

Marie LaPré Grabon exhibit opens at Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph

Courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts

“The Blue Field at Dusk” and other works of art by Marie LaPré Grabon are now on exhibit at Chandler Gallery in Randolph.

Friday, July 10 at 5 p.m. — RANDOLPH — During this year’s fifth annual Summer Pride Theater Festival, the landscapes and collages of visual artist Marie LaPré Grabon will be on display in Chandler’s Downstairs Gallery from July 6 through Aug. 10. The opening reception will take place on Friday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ms. LaPré Grabon received her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and a graduate degree in drawing and painting from Goddard College in Plainfield. Her studio is located in her home in Hardwick.

About her art, Ms. LaPré Grabon says: “When I moved to Vermont in 1978 I fell in love with the landscape. Until then I had focused primarily on the human form. I began to incorporate the figure into the landscape and eventually realized that no matter the scale the figure dominated the landscape. I began to eliminate humans from my paintings to create what I think of as visual poems, love songs to Gaia…I am visually interested in the minutiae of my immediate environment. But my intent when painting is to seek out the essence of the place…to create a personal language in order to express a pure feeling.”

Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph. For more info, visit chandler-arts.org.

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