October 19, 26,and 30th 6-8 pm
19th: Shaun of the Dead (British)
26th: Let the Right Ones In (Swedish)
30th: Chankushini (Japanese)
Artist Reception September 21,2012 5-7pm
Our bodies are the vessels that carry us, that harbor our souls, that feed and nourish our children, and that feel both exhilaration and pain. This diverse series, done over several years, is unified by its central feminine theme that expands upon these notions. It is a collection of personally expressive pieces as well as work commissioned by other women.
The casts document specific times in the lives of each woman represented whether pregnant or otherwise. The imagery on each cast is an inscription of important symbols that tell their stories.
The drawing and paintings are, in a way, self-portraits, that explain my relationship with nature, my children, aging and mortality.
Closing Show August 31, 5-7pm
Wastescapes by Anne Cummings
Eco-Artist Anne Cummings creates with her convictions to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Anne’s show at Block Gallery for the month of August will include a comprehensive collection of works from her most series using exclusively post-consumer waste as her artistic medium. Her intent is to raise awareness about the volume of human waste we create, and its toll on places of natural beauty, even in a state considered as ‘green’ as Vermont. All the materials used to create Anne’s Wastescapes, were collected o
n the backroads, snowplow turnarounds, and roadside picnic areas from each of the fourteen counties of Vermont.
In the Local Food series, the images are meant to represent vivid and colorful depictions of the food items originally contained in this roadside waste, such as the chickens used to create the chicken nuggets and sandwiches produced by a well-known fast food brand.
The Climate Change pieces are more spontaneous and somewhat abstract images of Vermont landscapes, many with organic rather than traditional geometric shaped “canvases.” At first glance, they are pleasing natural compositions, which is belied by the manmade discarded waste from which they are constructed, as well as the underlying theme of ecological change in the landscapes they depict.
ReWreath is a series of works which gives a contemporary twist to the traditional wreath form, using collections of recycled materials and other repurposed “post-consumer waste” to create unexpected decorative statements.
Into the Heart
Art Reception July 13, 5-7pm.
|Karen J. Lloyd continues to explore the realm of natural aesthetics, embracing whimsical beauty through her digital photography to invoke an emotional thread between us and the animals and landscapes amongst us.*** ART WILL BE UP THROUGHOUT JULY ***
This event is the artist reception
Opening June 2, 2012 5-7pm
On Exhibit throughout June
Growing lofty and majestic, a joyful looking plant, these blossoms have faces that tracks the warmth of the sun. The various stages of development give meaning to their longevity and glorification. From early seedlings to the final perishing petals, the evolving patterns mimic life that I remember…
My art is not just about natural talents, but a progression of teachings, learning’s, and desires. Feel, learn, open up, practice, and much more of the same. I would rather not “copy” the colors of the scene, but rather discover the bond between my inspiration, and the image. The use of color and light is a crucial element for promoting a psychological link directly to the piece. I paint as if there is an honest and emotional connection between the works, myself, and the viewer; provoking a conceptual relationship that is beyond the straightforward and prettified painting.
Book Launch and Signing Party!
Wednesday May 16 6-8 pm
Ace McArleton, author of the forthcoming book:
The Natural Building Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction
Ace McArleton, Instructor
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Professional Semester in Integrative Design/Build
Ace McArleton, Co-owner
New Frameworks Natural Building, LLC
56 Platt St, Winooski VT 05404
802 917 4059
Sunday, May 27, 2012
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come enjoy a lazy Sunday morning listening to music while sipping your Latte or Earl Grey Tea. The Secret Helitropes will be joing us before they head home. You can follow the links below to have a listen if you haven’t heard them play before.
Secret Heliotropes: Ted Looby, Remy de Laroque and Dan Stauss
For more information:
Multiple venues through out Downtown Winooski
Waking Windows 2 is a three-day music & arts festival presented by the local music & arts production company Angioplasty Media with help from the Winooski Community Partnership. It will showcase local, regional, and nationally touring musicians & artists at locations in Downtown Winooski.
There will be performances in a variety of venues in the downtown area including the Monkey House, the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Winooski Welcome Center, the Stoplight Gallery, the parking garage, and the Block Gallery & Coffeehouse.
Here at the Block we will have:
Comedy on Friday, May 11 at 3pm.
Folk Music on Saturday, May 12 at 5pm in conjunction with our art opening 5-7 pm .
Please check back for details, as we know more about who is performing we will let you know as well!
On Saturday May 12th, there will also be an Arts Fair in the Winooski Welcome Center.
Perfromers include The Blow (Brooklyn, New York), Death Vessel (Providence, Rhode Island), Kurt Weisman (Brattleboro), BRENDA (Portland, Maine), CRINKLES (Brooklyn, New York), PORCHES. (Philidelphia), Myshkin (Seattle), the Milkman’s Union (Portland, Maine), as well as locals Waylon Speed, Anders Parker Cloud Badge, DJ Disco Phantom, Greg Davis, SWALE, Paper Castles, Maryse Smith, the Smittens, and many more.
For more info: angioplastymedia.net/
Green Up Day Winooski
Saturday, May 5, 8:30
May 5th is Green Up Day and were kicking it off at the gallery – come enjoy a FREE BREWED CUP OF coffee at 8:30 AM Saturday and grab a green bag!
Green Up’s mission is to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day and raising public awareness about the benefits of a litter-free environment.