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Sally Curtis honored as Patron of the Arts

By Susan R. Wacker-Donle

Photo One: “Lahaina Sunset” by Susan R. Wacker-Donle

Photo Two: “Free Range” by Mary Fran Lloyd

Photo Three: Past President Sally Curtis accepting Patron of the Arts plaque from current KAG President Mike Young.

By Gerrie Russell, Killington Arts Guild

At the Killington Arts Guild opening reception for their new show “Where I Am,” Sally Curtis was honored as a Patron of the Arts.

Sally Curtis served as president of the Guild from 2011 through 2015 and during her tenure was instrumental in creating the “Meet the Artist” series, the “Summer Arts Series” held in conjunction with Killington Resort and the expansion of the gallery space.

Mike Young, current President, thanked Curtis for her service and presented her with a plaque commemorating her leadership of the Guild.

The Guild now showcases local artists and their work. Oils, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, photography and print books are all currently on display. All mediums are represented in this particular show.

Susan Wacker-Donle loves Vermont but she also loves Hawaii. Her photography plus your imagination will transport you to Hawaii as you stand before her photo of Lahaina Sunset. Examples of Scherenschnitte, paper cutting, by Edie Johnstone, where wild flowers, children and cats and mice are the subject matter, will make you smile. If you prefer more contemporary art, an acrylic collage by Mary Fran Loyd titled “Free Range” will attract your attention.

Vermont is always represented and this show is no exception. Oils, watercolors and acrylics capture the beauty of the mountains and the meadows and the state’s quintessential red barns are interpreted by several artists.

Alice Sciore, a longtime member and gallery director, is exhibiting a new piece called “Ladies of the Garden,” a watercolor on paper sculpture. Marble and acrylic are also represented in unusual and beautiful pieces that showcase the incredible talent of the artists in molding these materials.

The Killington Arts Guild is located upstairs at Base Camp Outfitters and and Cabin Fever Gifts at 2363 Rt. 4 across from the base of Killington Road and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit

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