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“Spring Promise” opens at Killington Arts Guild

By Gerrie Russell, Killington Arts Guild

While the bitter cold temperatures persist outside, the Killington Arts Guild turns its attention to warmer thoughts with its new show “Spring Promise.” An opening reception for the new show was held on Friday, Feb. 13, at the gallery. Friends, family and visitors enjoyed refreshments and the work of member artists in the expanded gallery space located above Base Camp Outfitters and Cabin Crafts on Route 4, Killington.

It is quite an experience to walk into a gallery and see all mediums. Watercolor, acrylics, sculpture, collage and photography are all represented. The interpretations and talent overwhelm the senses. The depth of color in Peter Gould’s “Green Mountain Carpet Company” will let you dream of the beautiful Vermont spring that always comes even after the best of winters.

Paula Hult, a new member, also captured our Green Mountains beautifully. When spring comes, flowers follow and the Bruce Pike photos not only bring to life the flowers but each has a little “surprise.”

Sculpture in all forms is well represented. The Guild’s talented artists turn acrylic, wood and stone into imaginative pieces that entice you to linger a few more minutes. Robert Pye has used Champlain black marble from Danby to showcase the graceful loon.

If you lean toward the contemporary, seek out Mary Fran Lloyd. Come and see her “Travelers” I, II and III to see for yourself.

Vermont always provides inspiration and is well represented in this show. Maurie Harrington’s watercolors, Edie Johnstone’s paper collage and the various paintings and photos of the mountains, valleys, waterfalls and ski slopes are all there for viewer enjoyment now and your memories later. Photographers and their cameras will never run out of subject matter as they travel around our lovely state.

The Killington Arts Guild offers local artists the chance to exhibit their work in a light-filled gallery space. KAG artists think that this show is so special that the Guild is offering a special incentive to visit the gallery and enjoy the show: Bruce Pike has captured the iconic Vermont red barn in a beautiful photographic print that can be yours. This 13×19 matted print is ready for framing. For a chance to win, just fill out the form with your name and address as you leave the gallery. The drawing will be held on March 28. Please, only one entry per person.

All of the artwork displayed in the gallery is for sale. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located above Base Camp Outfitters and Cabin Fever Gifts on Route 4 across from the Killington Rd.

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Photo by Susan Wacker-Donle

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