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Arts|Life Guide Summer 2012

THE CHOP HOUSE Contemporary décor compliments rustic traditions – where the finest seafood and steaks are grilled to perfection.

MARSH TAVERN Hearty New England fare offering fine lunch and regional dinner cuisine embraced by an inviting atmosphere.

DORMY GRILL Located on the scenic deck of the Equinox Golf Club the Dormy Grill offers a tempting lunch and dinner menu.

Bring your appetite to the Equinox where you’ll find exceptional dining venues to suit any taste or occasion. For reservations, please call 800-362-4747. 3567 MAIN STREET | MANCHESTER VILLAGE | EQUINOXRESORT.COM

THE FALCON BAR Fine wines, award-winning chocolates and locally crafted cheeses greet you around an open-air fire pit.

Contents Welcome




SVAC Information


Mission Statement


Executive Director’s Message



Welcome Pages

SVAC History Yester House Galleries / Sculpture Garden / Arkell Pavilion

Café Mamie / Boswell Botany Trail / Gift Shop Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum


Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum 14–15

Opening / Mining the Past & Present: Works by Joe Fig


Legends of Rock & Roll: From the Lens of George Kalinsky


Weatherbound: The Art of Jay Hall Connaway


The Vermont Barn


Outdoor Sculpture

Yester House Galleries

Article Performing Arts


Opening / 83rd Annual Members’ Exhibition


Stamens & Stems: Nature’s Tryst


Exhibitions Through March 2013


Art From the Schools


Weatherbound: The Art of J. Hall Connaway in Our Time


Performing Arts / Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway


Blues & Brews Festival / Manchester Music Festival


Igudesman & Joo / A Night at the Hop



Hay Madeira Education Center

Children & Family


Education / Outreach

The Artists’ Palate / Holiday Dinner and Dance

Special Events About Us



Trustees and Administration / Members and Donors

Advertisers / Supporters / Corporate Partners



At-a-Glance SVAC Calendar 3

We invite you to

Participate Welcome to the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the only one of its kind in New England. When you’re at the Center, you’re at the heart of the arts in Vermont. Come to view world-class exhibitions … buy the works of local artists … take in a concert or show … explore our history-rich campus with its inviting sculpture garden and beckoning nature walks. Discover one-of-a-kind, artful gifts in our shop. Then drop in at the café for delicious local fare in a delightful setting. Spend an hour, take a day, plan an evening – whether you’re a visitor or a neighbor, come be at the center of what makes Vermont a genuinely special place.


exhibits The Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum is a state-of-the-art exhibition space that regularly hosts major and significant works from around the region and the country. The historic Yester House Galleries feature works by the most accomplished regional artists that are available for purchase. Our sculpture grounds use the natural beauty of our campus as a perfect exhibition backdrop.




Come try your hand at drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Students of all ages, teachers, and families will benefit from the diverse educational offerings at SVAC. Whether just beginning your creative exploration or looking to hone your artistic skills, the Arts Center has just the right experience and inspiration available.

The Arts Center offers a variety of special events. From Stories on the Hill to our spooky Halloween weekend, there’s something to please everyone in the family. And don’t miss The Artists’ Palate dinner–An Evening of Intimate Dinners Inspired by an International Menu of Artists.

Enjoy top-flight music, dance, and other performances in an intimate setting. You’ll be close to the performers anywhere in our 400-seat Arkell Pavilion. Completely restored in 2000, this warm and intimate venue with its near-perfect acoustics has been the jewel of Southern Vermont performing arts since its opening night nearly 50 years ago.

private events Make your next event something truly special at the Center. Weddings, parties, reunions, seminars – our campus is yours to enjoy and make your own memories. For pricing, availability or to arrange a tour please call SVAC at 802-362-1405. 5


Joe Fig, “Degas Palette”. See page 14.



Sunday: Noon – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Admission to the Arts Center is free. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum: $6

VISIT US ONLINE: Browse our website for the most up-to-date Center Information, Activities, and Calendar. find us on facebook


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Please avail yourself of our advertisers’ products and services whenever possible. Their support of the Arts Center underwrites this catalog. SVAC GPS Coordinates:

43° 10’ 31.59” N 73° 04’ 17.06” W


Veiw a detailed map of the SVAC Campus on page 10.

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Our Mission The mission of the Southern Vermont Arts Center is to make both the visual and performing arts an integral part of the life of our community and the region by: • Presenting the finest-quality exhibitions and performances • Providing education and instruction in the arts • Exhibiting and marketing the work of member artists • Providing opportunities for community service in promotion of excellence in the arts

Executive Director’s Message

Dear Members and Friends, We all love stories. Stories capture our imagination and make personal connections. Art has the power to make an individual story a universal experience. In most work, a personal story that accompanies either a single work, a body of work or an artist process can create an extraordinary art experience for the viewer. This season we are excited to present diverse exhibitions and performances that tell many stories and capture our imagination. In choosing our 2012 season, we have created a series of public programs that offer a diverse range of visual and performing arts experiences, from photos of Dylan to portraits of Degas, from Broadway to Blues, and from comic to dramatic. It is a season that features stories which highlight our cultural and social history and remind us of the memorable moments in our lives.


The Southern Vermont Arts Center itself has a rich story dating back to the early 1900’s. Located on 100 acres on the slope of Mt. Equinox, the stunning grounds include an expansive sculpture garden and botany trail, a 400 seat performing arts center, a 100 year-old historic mansion, an education center and our Elizabeth de C. Wilson museum, designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. The museum contains voluminous galleries and houses the museum’s permanent collection of prominent American artists such as James Whistler, George Inness, Reginald Marsh, Grandma Moses and Robert Indiana. We are an organization with great history and we will continue in the tradition of our founders to support our artist members, to exhibit and promote fine art, to reach out to all audiences, to educate and offer instruction in the arts. I invite you to explore our campus, participate in our programs and discover the many stories that accompany the art, performances and history of the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Sincerely, Joseph Madeira


A short history of SVAC


Some of the founders of the Southern Vermont Artists, on the steps of the old Gymnasium of Burr and Burton Seminary [now Academy] in Manchester.

The majesty and nature of Southern Vermont has beckoned both artists and art lovers to the scenic havens of Dorset and Manchester since the late 1800’s. In historian Mary Hard Bort’s Art and Soul, her definitive history of the Arts Center, the story of the Southern Vermont Arts Center begins on a late summer day in August of 1922. Our journey to the Southern Vermont Arts Center of today truly began when a small collective of local artists known as The Dorset Painters* invited the community to an exhibition.


Rockwell joined in 1945. As the event’s momentum grew, so did the need for an organization to fulfill the swelling interest and demands. A group of prominent residents and business owners, looking to ensure the longevity of this budding organization, formed the Southern Vermont Artists, Inc.

The townspeople came and saw the work of their neighbors which so impressed and fed the hunger for the arts in the community that it propelled the exhibition into a celebrated annual event not to be missed. Within five years, the 1927 exhibit of more than 100 paintings attracted over 1600 guests from all walks of life--from just down the hill to over 28 states and as far as Canada, Norway, England, Wales and Algeria.

Mary Hard Bort tells us that, “Ten men and one woman, only one of them an artist, signed the Articles of Association. These incorporators were, variously, the president of the village and former proprietor of the Equinox House, wealthy benefactor and chairman of the Beechnut Packing Co., Manchester’s poet laureate and prominent businessman, president of the Factory Point Bank, artist and summer resident, grandson of Robert Todd Lincoln, husband of artist Harriet Miller, prominent Bennington attorney, prominent Dorset businessman and owner of the marble quarries, summer visitor, and Bennington County probate judge.”

This annual celebration of art relocated to the gymnasium of the Burr and Burton Seminary (now Academy) and continued to strengthen and grow yearly, attracting soon-to-be internationally known talent – Luigi Lucioni and Ogden Pleissner first exhibited in the 1930’s; Dean Fausett in 1940; Norman

The various people behind those impressive titles – Mrs George Orvis, Bartlett Arkell, Walter R. Roberts, H.D. Schnakenberg, Lincoln Isham, Harlan Miller, Luther R. Graves II, Ernest West, Edward F. Rochester, and Edward Griffith – were, in effect, the first board of trustees for the Arts Center.

SVAC Welcome The old Gymnasium at Burr and Burton Seminary [now Academy], venue for the early Annual Exhibitions

Dorset painter John Lillie with his wife and daughter, Ada Davis, c. 1900

By the late 1940’s, the trustees and the Southern Vermont artists’ first executive director, Richard Ketchum, were actively pursuing a permanent home for the organization. Dean Fausett headed up the building committee; as it happened, a piece of property was then under serious consideration – initial architectural sketches were being prepared – when Ketchum heard that the former Webster Estate – the current home of the Arts Center – was for sale for, give or take, $25,000. Dean Fausett was vacationing in Mexico at the time. “I went up and looked at it,” Dick Ketchum told Mary Hard Bort, “liked what I saw, spoke with the Realtor, and when Dean called one day from Mexico, I told him about it. ‘Tell them we’ll buy it!’ he practically shouted. ‘I’ll head home tomorrow and raise the money.’” Raise the money he did, and over two days, July 15 and 16 of 1950, the Southern Vermont Artists accepted the terms of the sale; thanks to a flurry of last-minute fund-raising and some judicious forestry management, the mortgage amount was reduced to $12,000, payable in three years, at 2%. It was also at those meetings that the name Southern Vermont Arts Center was officially adopted.

Richard Ketchum

Today: A tribute to the founders The ensuing years have witnessed growth and invigoration akin to that experienced by the original SVA in the 1930’s. With the addition of the Arkell Pavilion’s wonderfully intimate performance space, the studios of the Hay Madeira Education Center (and the incredible expansion in quantity and quality of art workshops offered annually therein), and the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, the Arts Center has truly become a cornerstone of Vermont’s art community and a most fitting tribute to those devoted folks – artists and otherwise – who’ve gone before. Our artist neighbors who have exhibited out here on the hill have grown in number and in acclaim. Our visitors now number in the thousands each year. The enduring legacy of our founders is the inspiration to share and experience the arts with our community, and it continues to this day. * Learn More about our history online at Art & Soul - The History of the Southern Vermont Arts Center by Mary Hard Bort


Natural beauty sets the stage

Campus Spread out at the foot of Mt. Equinox, our 100-

acre campus abounds with the natural beauty Southern Vermont is famous for. Originally owned by Charles Orvis (of fly-fishing fame), the campus is Vermont’s top destination for fine art exhibitions and educational workshops. Our network of hiking and botany trails, sculpture grounds, and spectacular park-like setting makes a visit to the Southern Vermont Arts Center the perfect family outing. Come see how we blend natural beauty and the arts for an unforgettable experience.


Yester House Galleries

Sculpture Garden

Sculpture Garden

Arkell Pavilion

SVAC’s Sculpture Garden is encountered by visitors almost as soon as they enter the grounds, from the monumental installations in the lower meadow to the pieces exhibited around the grounds of Yester House and the Wilson Museum.

The 400-seat Arkell Pavilion hosts SVAC’s own Performance Series each summer into fall, as well as performances by other local organizations such as Northshire Performing Arts and Manchester Music Festival. Arkell Pavilion

Yester House Galleries The Arts Center’s 28-room Georgian mansion, Yester House Galleries, is one of Vermont’s largest fine arts showcases. Placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1988, Yester House Galleries houses the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s annual and invitational exhibitions. The mansion’s former foyer, salons, bed chambers, and sitting rooms now comprise ten beautiful galleries featuring the art of more than 300 artists over the year’s worth of exhibitions, with all artwork for sale. Admission to the Galleries is free. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum


Every season sets the stage for discovery As the seasonal palette offers the lush greens of spring and summer, a luminous autumn, and a peaceful winter white, the campus is always the perfect backdrop for our exhibitions and events.

Café Mamie Opening for its third season on Mother’s Day, May 13, Café Mamie will be serving Chef Mariah Macfarlane’s seasonal and locally sourced cuisine – bountiful fresh salads, seasonal soups, sandwiches, and other entrees, and of course, Mariah’s favorite desserts. Enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail out on the covered terraces, in one of the most beautiful settings in southern Vermont; sculpture gardens roll out a green carpet to the mountains beyond. In addition to Lunches served 11:30am–2:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and Brunch 11:00am–3:00pm on Sundays, the café will, as always, be serving dinners before the Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series and any other concerts in the Arkell Pavilion. The Café is available for catering in the dining room and on the grounds at SVAC. Chef Mariah and her staff can help within your home as well. Reservations are a must at 802-366-8298. Or visit our website:


Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum

SVAC Campus

Gift Shop

Boswell Botany Trail

Don’t miss the perfect place for finding a special gift or souvenir of your visit to SVAC. Our gift shop features beautiful fine prints, small works of original art, and hand-crafted jewelry from local artists.

The Boswell Botany Trail, the original “nature walk” of the old Webster Estate, is a rambling three-quartermile nature trail dotted with indigenous trees, rare native wildflowers, grasses and mosses.

Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum Designed by noted architect Hugh Newell Jacobson, the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum is a state of the art exhibition space that regularly hosts major exhibitions. It houses the Arts Center’s elegant conference room, as well as its climatecontrolled vault containing over 700 works by wellknown 19th- and 20thcentury artists. These works are the Arts Center’s excellent permanent collection.

Hay Madeira Education Center

Hay Madeira Education Center The Education Center’s two art studios are the site for a wide variety of art classes, camps, and workshops for children and adults throughout the year, as well as a space for “open studio” activities by Artists Members, children’s birthday parties, and group meeting rentals.


Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum

Our fabulous museum space provides visitors and community members with an opportunity to experience world-class presentations. This year, we are privileged to host a series of concurrent exhibitions that represent serious new directions in art explored by leading artists in the region – working in both the traditional and contemporary arenas. 12th SEASON OPENING CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION June 23, 4:00 - 6:00pm Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum

Join us to celebrate the 12th Season Opening, featuring Joe Fig and George Kalinsky



Mining the Past & Present: Works by Joe Fig June 23 – September 3, 2012

Curated by Jennifer Jankauskas

Painter and sculptor Joe Fig unravels the myth of the artist. Much like a historian or an anthropologist, Fig undertakes meticulous research to unearth how artists create their work. In an early series of paintings and sculptures, Fig involved his subjects directly through observation, conversations, photographs and videotapes during studio visits. The resulting artworks—painstakingly detailed miniature portraits of each artist in their studio—are a glimpse into the practices of individual artists. These works demonstrate much of the solitary nature of artistic endeavors. In a new body of work, portraits of 19th century painters at the dawn of modernism, Fig turns his eye to the past. Unable to rely on first person accounts, these paintings are partly born from Fig’s imagination, as they are his interpretations of available resources. Fig looks through the lens of another artistic investigation—Ross King’s written account, The Judgment of Paris: Manet, Meissonier and an Artistic Revolution, 2006. As such, Fig visually translates King’s artistic study while adding his own envisioned narrative to historical events such as the Salon of 1863. As a result, these paintings are not only an examination into the individual artistic process

but also the nature of artistic communities. Fig depicts the camaraderie and the competition that push artists to greater heights. This exhibition highlights the arc of Fig’s search into the artistic psyche and practice to date. On view is one of his first pieces, a painted portrait of his worktable; the painted palettes of both historical and contemporary artists; portraits of Édouard Manet (1832–1883) and Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815 –1891) along with painted and sculpted portraits of his own contemporaries and their workspaces. Through these pieces, Fig provides an intimate glimpse into the enigmatic world of the artist at work. He reveals both the introspective aspects and the social constructs of the art world as experienced by his peers and by artists rooted in the annals of art history.


Legends of Rock & Roll:

From the Lens of George

JUNE 23 – JULY 22, 2012 Award-winning photographer George Kalinsky has become one of the most famous image makers of our time. As the Official Photographer of Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, he has created many of the most iconic images of famous people including Elvis Presley, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Madonna. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the artist himself, Mr. George Kalinsky.



SVAC Wilson Museum


The Art of Jay Hall Connaway


Curated by Ruth Greene McNally. See accompanying article on page 26.

July 28, 4:00 - 6:00pm Free and open to the public



September 8, 4:00 - 6:00pm Free and open to the public

Storm clouds are gathering over Vermont’s barns. Each year, hundreds of barns disappear from the Vermont landscape due to decay, neglect and development. Many are magnificent structures representing innovative architectural design, with a grace and beauty which transcends their utilitarian purpose. The pride of craftsmanship with which these farmer/architect/builders designed these barns is evident in every detail, while the Yankee aesthetic based in simplicity is apparent in every line. The huge cost involved in maintaining and restoring these barns forces many farmers to reluctantly abandon their barns and erect new structures which are cheaper to build and better suited to modern dairy and agricultural practices. Each barn that disappears represents a part of our historic heritage that will not be replaced. When they’re gone, they’re gone. Alan Nyiri, an artist and photographer living in Poultney Vermont, is preserving this heritage in the best way he knows – by photographing them as they stand, and transforming those images into living, breathing works of art. “We may be losing the bodies of our heirloom barns, but I intend to preserve their souls for future generations.” Alan Nyiri, 2012 Generous support provided by The Preservation Trust of Vermont



SVAC Outdoor Sculpture

Outdoor Sculpture

As you explore our

Kenneth Noland, “Untitled”

campus, you’ll discover our outdoor sculpture installations at almost every turn. Southern Vermont’s distinctive seasons provide an ever-changing backdrop and a fresh look at these contemporary works by featured artists every time you visit.

Pat Musick, “The Gatekeepers”

Gregory Smith, “The Wealth of Fools”


Major Annual and Invitational Exhibitions / Art Sales

Yester House


Historic Yester House provides visitors with a unique experience in viewing and enjoying works of art from the finest artists in Vermont and beyond. The intimate interior of the galleries is contrasted in one glance with the expansive vistas of mountain landscape just outside the Palladium windows. Each of the ten galleries contains artwork of a distinct identity, offering browsers and buyers alike a range of exciting choices. Sandy Eames, “The Poser”, Oil, 13” x 16”


83rd Annual Members’ Exhibition May 5 – June 17, 2012

Featured Artist Sandy Eames


and Members’ Work

May 5, 2:00 – 4:00pm

All Artwork Available for Sale

Free and open to the public

The 83rd Annual Members’ Exhibition traces its lineage directly to a 1922 exhibition at the Dorset Town Hall, which featured works of The Dorset Painters – Edwin B. Child, Francis Dixon, Wallace W. Fahnestock, John Lillie, and Herbert Meyer. The same group mounted another summer exhibition, at Manchester’s Equinox Pavilion, two years later and, minus a few years lost during WWII, a Members’ Exhibition has been held every year since.

This year’s Exhibition features ten galleries of exceptional paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media pieces. Open to Artist Members residing in Vermont or within a 30-mile radius of the Arts Center, the prestigious Annual Member’s Exhibition contains works of Featured Artist Sandy Eames and up to 200 juried works from some of the finest artists in the region.


Stamens & Stems:

Nature’s Tryst


June 23, 2:00 - 4:00pm Free and open to the public

Christopher Pierce, “Twelve Daisies”, Oil, 8” x 24”

The allure of flowers is timeless and cross cultural. Throughout the ages artists have understood the essential nature of a flower’s ability to express powerful beauty and have been inspired to interpret and capture this. Flowers accompany life events in every culturethey symbolize nature, they illustrate religious meaning, they give quiet moments, and they express deep human emotions. There are examples of flower painting from early Chinese and Japanese art, millefiorisurround the words in medieval manuscripts, the fleur de lis an abstraction of the lily has become a symbol of France. Dutch and Flemish art produced specialists exclusively to paint super realistic flowers; Monet built his magnificent garden at Giverny in order to have a constant subject matter at hand. Van Gogh’s sunflowers have become post-impressionist icons, Georgia O’Keefe’s allegorical use of close up flower shapes are sensitive interpretations of life and nature and Joseph Raffael’s large watercolors of flowers are visual events. Stamens and Stems features artists who present the various ways the flower idea can be expressed. The Southern Vermont Arts Center is pleased to mount this unique group exhibition of over 100 artists-a veritable garden of paintings brought to life by artistic imagination and the simple beauty of flowers.

Robert O’Brien, “Smiling Gold Iris”, Watercolor, 31” x 25”


Annelein Beukenkamp, “Pastel Petals”, Watercolor, 15” x 22”

SVAC Yester House Galleries

Caryn King

Ned Reade

Exhibitions Through March 2013 All Opening Receptions at Yester House Galleries are free and open to the public.

Obsessions & Collections July 28 – August 26 OPENING RECEPTION July 28, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Vermont’s Contemporary Traditions September 8 – September 30 OPENING RECEPTION September 8, 2:00 - 4:00pm

56th Annual National Fall Open Exhibition October 6 – November 11 OPENING RECEPTION October 6, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Over 150 works of art are included in this prestigious exhibition. Artists from across the nation, including SVAC Artist Members, submit their paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works for selection in this juried show.

The Collector’s Exhibit NOVEMBER 17 – JANUARY 6, 2013 OPENING RECEPTION November 17, 2:00 - 4:00pm

21st Annual Winter Members’ Exhibition JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 10 OPENING RECEPTION January 12, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Paintings, sculpture, photographs, and mixed media pieces of the highest quality are offered in the Annual Winter Members’ Exhibition. A juried show, it is open to Arts Center Artist members from throughout the Northeast and is eagerly anticipated by collectors and browsers alike.

18th Annual Little Picture Show Open to all Artist Members working in paint, mixed media, and photography, this exhibition features works for sale on a smaller-than-usual scale, no more than 8 x 10 inches overall.

Inside the Windowpane FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 17 OPENING RECEPTION February 16, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm 23

Art From the Schools MARCH 23 – APRIL 14 OPENING RECEPTION

MARCH 23, 2:00 - 4:00pm Free and open to the public

A natural outgrowth of SVAC’s 15 year-old Outreach Program, Art from the Schools showcases work by southern Vermont area students from kindergarten through high school. The diverse nature of the artistic talent presented is a testimony to the level of outstanding guidance that the local art teachers provide to nurture creativity in their students. Schools that participated in 2012 were Arlington Memorial High School, Burr and Burton Academy, Currier Memorial School, The Dorset School, Flood Brook Union School, Fisher Elementary School, Grace Christian School, Happy Days Childcare, Homeschoolers of Southern Vermont, The Long Trail School, Manchester Elementary Middle School, Maple Street School, Mettawee Community School, The Mountain School, North Bennington Graded School, Sunderland Elementary School, and Vermont Academy.


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SVAC Article

The Art of Jay Hall Connaway in Our Time


f it were possible for Jay Hall Connaway to witness the new installation of his art at Southern Vermont Arts Center (July 28th–October 21st, 2012), he’d cough up an acerbic remark and then exit, or want to, but not in response to the assemblage or the buzz about why his style and subjects have roused a new generation of followers and collectors. Bound by ardent sensibilities and the rigor of a life devoted to art, Connaway would note, out loud, a modicum of painterly modifications and moan about, or damn, the unmistakable similarities in present-day culture as a painful reminder of and parallel world to his own. He would, undoubtedly, disengage but recognize the hardships and the drone of difficulties in the asides of visitors as an intervening atmosphere darkening the room. The ambiance would drive him out of doors and bound for his North Rupert studio. He’d find that relatively the same too, but under renovation following the wreckage of Hurricane Irene. Well-acquainted with adversity and trauma in his own time, Connaway would concede the power of nature over culture and get back to work. During the era marked by the political, economic, and social upheaval of World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II – an improbable backdrop for artistic success – Connaway earned 85 lifetime one-man exhibitions. Poignantly, as contemporary audiences of art and all Americans contend with uncertain economics, the cost of war, the consequences of infringement on the balance of nature, Connaway’s weather-beaten landscapes and unified themes reaffirm his significance. If his mystic presence were possible, Jay Connaway would search for another extraordinary landscape and meaning but in his own realm of seclusion, and now his absence, he has left us with his art. In his daily practice of painting, Connaway first noted the play of color and atmosphere. Color, he observed, was a tonal relationship – not color itself – and all subject matter and compositional elements were subject to the tonal relationship known as the “super color.” The super color is the hue influenced by natural or interior light sources that

become a part of every object in the field of vision. The super color envelops and surrounds objects and form in the atmosphere. If, for example, we view the landscape as the sun is setting – trees, grass, and hills all contain an aspect of that setting sun. The orange or red glow conveys, distinctly, the time of day as an essential context for all nuance in the “language” of nature. Connaway often said, “Nature is my dictionary,” and over the progression of his training, travels, and secluded life in Maine and Vermont, the painter acquired the ability to portray the preeminence of nature by developing proficiency in fields of study unrelated to landscape art. Over and above examining the atmospheric tessellations of light on color and form, Connaway studied rock formations with the precise examination of a geologist; observed like a dendrologist the lithe pliability of trees under gale force wind; and as a trained Coastguardsman, he was able to calculate the influence of tides on coastal topography. To paint the sea, he said, an artist needed to understand the action of breaking waves. Critics referred to him as “the finest sea painter of his time” and a “painter of poetry” but Connaway thought of himself as a student of the sea and weatherworn land. Connaway’s success in painting the “moods of nature,” was influenced by his association with Robert Henri (1865-1929), a New York Social Realist and leader of the Ashcan School. Connaway met Henri in 1911 while auditing night classes at the National Academy of Design. Henri had experimented with “hot” and “cold” color palettes, mixing the super color with white to create gradations of “lights,” based on the theory that white did not coincide with spectrum light sources and therefore neutralized or dulled the composition. Connaway’s broader influences and training, however, may be traced back much further. Jay Hall Connaway was born in 1893 in Liberty, Indiana during a period of rapid progress and transformation in America. The eldest of two sons born to May Brown and Cass 45 27

Connaway, the senior Connaway was a prominent Indianapolis lawyer and a collector of Chinese art. By the time Connaway had begun drawing in 1902, he was a discerning child who would come of age in a nation and a world reckoning with beginnings and endings. Early 20th century developments in the fields of science, politics, literature, and art immeasurably influenced daily life for Americans. Capitalism and trends in urbanization, immigration, and individualism created pathways of social engineering for greater numbers of people, and a more highly mechanized world created opportunities and change worldwide. In the year that Jay Connaway began drawing, Henri Matisse had established the Fauvist Movement in Paris, the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams, and a hurricane ravaged Galvaston, Texas killing between 6,000 and 8,000 people. Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as president of the Women’s Suffrage Association. Unemployment was at 5% and increasing each year; yet for the first time, a dominant middle class invested in the belief of upward mobility, in revolutionary technology, and political progress. This storm of change also ignited opposition and backlash from traditional powers that would contribute to two brutal wars and, in the inter-war period, a protracted economic depression. At age seventeen Connaway began formal training at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis under William Forsyth. A landscape painter in the American Impressionist style, Forsyth’s coastal Oregon views likely motivated Connaway to view the sea firsthand. Two years into his studies, Connaway’s father objected to his son’s becoming a painter. Anxious to leave a quarrelsome home life, Connaway made his way up the California coastline and then cross-country by stoking

engines for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. Arriving in New York, he studied an additional two years under scholarship at the Art Students League with American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) and George Bridgman (1865-1943). It was during this time that Connaway became acquainted with Robert Henri. The New York Realists, American Impressionists, Regionalists, and the avantgarde Modernists introduced at the Armory Show of 1913, comprised the broad influences on Connaway’s education. Young and restless, Connaway then toured New England to study the coastal rock formations and swells of the sea. He became a cook at a lumber camp in Maine and doryman with a fishing fleet off the coast of Newfoundland. In 1916, Connaway shared studio space alongside his former teacher William Merritt Chase at the 10th Street Studio Building in New York and might have taken a pace further in his career but, instead, took a life-altering sidestep. He met Alfred Milch, of Milch Galleries, an influential dealer willing to sponsor the young artist; but in 1917 with war escalating in Europe, the 24 year-old enlisted and shipped out to Contrexeville, France. Not long into his tour of duty, Connaway suffered a shoulder wound and found himself reassigned as a cartographer and then, significantly, to a task he often referred to as the most important work of his career. Under doctors of Lilly Corporation from his hometown of Indianapolis, Connaway received paramedic training and prepared anatomical drawings of lesions to the faces, throats, and lungs of soldiers affected by mustard gas exposure. Precise scientific observation and the painstaking discipline required by medical illustration put into perspective the intractable consequences and impact of advanced technology on warfare. Upon his honorable discharge in 1919, the army doctors under whom Connaway had served sponsored the artist’s study at Academie Julian. That same year, his painting, Harmonies du Sur was accepted for the Paris Autumn Salon. The doctors again sponsored Connaway’s studies at Ecole des Beau Arts for another term and in 1922, the painter returned stateside with a portfolio. On the returning ship, fortuitously enough, Connaway made an essential contact in Frederick Keppel, an executive with the philanthropic organization Carnegie Corporation. Keppel owned an international art and print firm and was impressed enough to introduce Connaway to Robert Macbeth of Macbeth Gallery, New York. Connaway’s first of many one-man shows was held at Macbeth in 1923.


SVAC Article sending her husband’s work to New York along with copious update letters to Macbeth and Arkell. The couple’s only child, Leonebel Marie Frances was born in Pont Aven in 1929. Many of Connaway’s figurative studies of women and religious icons emerged from this period in Brittany. Lone figures or groups of anguished and bent women are pictured bearing up under toil or a battering of driving wind.

Again Connaway traveled, painting intermittently in the Adirondack Mountains with frequent trips back to New York. Increasingly in need of isolation, and undoubtedly suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress, Connaway painted in Peru, Vermont in 1926 presumably at the suggestion of a man who would become his long-time patron. A favorable review by the art critic Royal Cortissoz prompted Bartlett Arkell, a Manchester summer resident and co-founder of Southern Vermont Artists, to arrange a meeting with Connaway through Robert Macbeth. Arkell, President of BeechNut Packing Company, was a collector of American art, and founder of the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery. With additional backing from Robert Macbeth, supplemented by cash from artists Paul Dougherty and Emil Carlsen, and advice from painter Frederick Waugh, Connaway, “seeking to paint the lonely sea” found his way to the uninhabited island of Head Harbor off the coast of Jonesport, Maine. Living a hermit’s existence, he depicted elemental nature as both haunting and healing. He then enlisted with the Coastguard and later painted at the coast of Newfoundland where he found work with a Grand Banks fleet. In 1927, Connaway met Louise Boehl, a nurse at Fifth Avenue Hospital in Manhattan, and a classically trained pianist and singer. Sacrificing her ambitions to her partner’s, the couple married in 1928 despite her family’s disapproval. The Arkells hosted a wedding reception for the Connaways at their West 10th Street home and directly afterward, Arkell and Macbeth sent the newlyweds to Brittany, France. The couple lodged at Pont Aven where Connaway found the hard-drinking, card-playing Bretagne artists distracting. To avoid interruptions he walked six miles each day to paint by the sea. Louise took on the role of coach, art critic, and promoter,

When the Connaways returned to the United States in 1931, to a nation overcome by the Depression, they were insolvent and parents of a two-year old. Again, Bartlett Arkell and Robert Macbeth sponsored the artist. The Connaways moved to a studio in Portland, Maine and then to a rental on Monhegan Island before settling into a house on which Arkell held the mortgage. They lived without electricity, running water, and standard conveniences. To supplement his income, Connaway opened an art school. Louise worked in an unpaid capacity as island nurse for a community of fewer than fifty year-round residents. For seventeen years Connaway portrayed Monhegan’s rugged terrain and tempestuous weather patterns. Critics described Connaway’s bold, slashing brushwork as “masculine Impressionism,” though, by design, his compositions did not convey impressions of the moment or effects of light. Using flattened form and suppressed tones Connaway’s subject matter and atmospheres express in poetic terms a sense of on-going adversity and timeless, universal themes. In many compositions from the 30’s, the vantage point abandons the viewer in the path of on-coming waves or storms. The relentless pounding of the elements striking the coastline echoed waves of shock and disappointment in the failed economy. The sense of pending danger in the work of this period reflected Connaway’s response to the personal hardships that confronted many Americans and undoubtedly artists during the Great Depression. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Connaways left the island temporarily and found jobs toward the war effort at American Car and Foundry Company in Berwick, Pennsylvania. Connaway worked the assembly line but was reassigned to create drawings for the tank parts catalogue. Connaway returned to Monhegan each summer to tend school business and art sales.

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When Bartlett Arkell died in 1946, he left in his will the Monhegan property to Connaway. Desiring new subject matter, an easier lifestyle, and recalling his earlier association with Southern Vermont Artists, Inc. the Connaways moved to Dorset, Vermont in 1947. Reinvigorated, Connaway explored the potency and features of an interior New England landscape including the region’s marble quarries, high peaks, valleys, and rivers. In 1953 the family purchased a home on the Mettowee Creek in North Rupert where Connaway reopened his art school. A student of Connaway’s

Inevitably, country living brought Connaway to experience and express the harmonies of nature and human edifice. In his Vermont paintings, farmsteads and the natural environment are interrelated in a mood of seeming changelessness and solemnity. Still, Connaway’s virtuoso brushwork and spectrum palette accentuate the spectacle of unremitting weather in the sky. Through the 1950’s, eclipsed by the momentous ascent of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Connaway’s searching themes translated the elemental power of nature as an emotionally experienced and timeless landscape. Assessing post-Modernism as approaching meaning yet never coming to it, Connaway wrote in his journal, This game called art, what is it? Am not sure I know. It seems that Realism, a style of saying nothing very well; and Modernism, a style of saying absolutely nothing very, very badly. There must be a middle. Correspondingly, Connaway’s pantheistic interpretation of nature does not entirely coincide with his Christian themed work. The sacred subjects can be attributed to the many crucifix statues he viewed on the beaches at Brittany; Connaway may have painted religious images to please his wife and mollify his own unrest, yet he was more devoted to exploring meanings than pronouncements. Culture, he understood, progressed as a result of the tension between independence and conformity. Connaway’s professional stature increasingly brought him closer to the community. Recalling his hospital service during World War I, he set up a curriculum for returning servicemen at his art school under the GI Bill. In 1962, Connaway merged the school with the Southern Vermont Arts Center and became the school’s first director. He offered lectures and demonstrations as well as instruction in the Manchester public schools and Burr and Burton Academy. His work was widely collected and the artist remains a folk hero of local acclaim.


In the final decade of his life, Connaway painted in Portugal, Spain, California, and Arizona. In the last year of his life, troubled with poor eyesight and failing health, Connaway was no longer able to paint. Looking again at Connaway in 2012, in this, his sixth museum exhibition since 2009, his paintings make it possible to think of him, living out his last months a contemplative, as someone for whom the end of painting foreshadowed the conclusion of his life, but not his art. I like to think that Jay Connaway’s last meditation was not an awareness of lifetime strivings but of the uplifting and enduring influences of art to which his temporal body and fearsome genius acceded. Jay Hall Connaway died on February 18, 1970 while at his winter home in Green Valley, Arizona. His ashes were interred in the falls of the Mettowee Creek behind his studio in North Rupert, Vermont. Ruth Greene-McNally, Exhibition Curator ~ Biographical material for this essay was culled from the correspondences and manuscript biographies of Louise Boehl Connaway, and the correspondences of Bartlett Arkell and Robert Macbeth in the collections of the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, New York and from the Monhegan Museum, Maine. I would like to thank Diane Forsberg, Chief Curator at the Arkell Museum; Jennifer Pye, Curator of Collections, the Monhegan Museum; Thomas Denenberg, Director, the Shelburne Museum; J. Tyler Resch, Librarian, the Bennington Museum; and Joseph Madeira, Executive Director, Southern Vermont Arts Center for their assistance and support. I also thank Anton G. Hardy, Henry and Mary Holt, Robert E. Deeley and J. Drew Deeley, Raymond Foster, Martin Kaukas, Barbara Melhado, Orland Campbell, Jr., Edith Mach, Nan Leach, Lee and Marion McChesney, Clarke and Barbara Comollo, Kaitlin McLellan of People’s United Bank, and Garry DuFour for their kind assistance.



Join us for a line-up of enjoyable music that spans the decades and touches on genres from around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a fine variety of musical entertainment in our intimate 400-seat Arkell Pavilion. Get your tickets:

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Music Series Sponsors Mr. & Mrs. Richard Freeman The Weinstein Group

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Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway July 7, 2012


This highly anticipated engagement features a dazzling cast of five of Broadway’s finest singers, stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Fiddler on the Roof, accompanied by an all-star New York band as they light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. It’s an unforgettable evening of music that will keep Broadway buffs in a state of bliss for weeks to come. Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway has become the number one touring Broadway show in the US! Floor Middle & Risers $48 Members / $55 Non-Members Floor Sides & H-L Risers $42 Members / $46 Non-Members 47 31

Duke Robillard

“Downtown” Bob Stannard

James Cotton Kris Heaton Band

Blues & Brews Festival July 14, 2012


Headlined by Grammy award winner James Cotton, with special guests the Duke Robillard Band, the Kris Heaton Band, and Manchester’s own “Downtown” Bob Stannard and those Dangerous Bluesmen, the Blues & Brews Festival is a full day of legendary blues music and tasty brews on the SVAC campus. This day long festival will feature area brewers, food, and merchandise vendors, as well as additional performances by local and regional bands. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and free admission to the museum. $25 in Advance $30 at the Door

Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series at SVAC The Manchester Music Festival has a long association with the Southern Vermont Arts Center. From its beginnings in 1974 under founders Eugene List and Carroll Glenn as the Southern Vermont Arts Center Music Festival to its evolution under Director Michael M. Rudiakov, who named the new venture Manchester Music Festival, to its present year-round programming under Artistic Director Ariel Rudiakov, the MMF still makes the Arkell Pavilion its summer performance home. Its summer concert series of seven Thursdaynight performances runs from Thursday, July 5, through Thursday, August 16, 2012. See advertisement on page 51. 32

SVAC Performing Arts

Igudesman & Joo August 11, 2012


Get ready for something completely different, daring, and absolutely hysterical. Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. This is a partnership presentation with the Manchester Music Festival and the only appearance in Vermont on their tour. Floor Middle & Risers $42 Members / $48 Non-Members Floor Sides & H-L Risers $36 Members / $40 Non-Members

A Night at the Hop - Featuring Diamond Dave Somerville and the Chiffons October 6, 2012


From 1955 to 1961 “Diamond” Dave Somerville’s lead voice defined the sound of The Diamonds on all their classic hits from “Little Darlin,” “The Stroll”, “Silhouettes” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.” Diamond Dave’s singing influenced legendary singers from Bob Dylan, to Carole King, to Elvis Presley. This special evening of original performers also features special guests The Chiffons, famous for hits like “One Fine Day”, “The LocoMotion” and “Sweet Talkin’ Guy”.

The Chiffons

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“Diamond” Dave Somerville

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Workshops Workshops at the Hay Madeira Education Center Improve your skills - learn from nationally known artists - for teens through adults


he Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Art Workshops offer an invigorating combination of studio and plein-air instruction employing a variety of media for all skill levels. Learn from renowned, world class artist-instructors at our historic campus surrounded by some of Vermont’s most breathtaking scenery. The 2012 season features new workshops in a variety of mediums including quilting, floral arrangement, ceramics, and even painting in wine!

There is something for everyone in our Hay Madeira Studios. From the beginner to the seasoned artist, and even the curious wanting to explore a new medium, the Arts Center offers a wide variety of scheduling to suit your needs. Take an afternoon Japanese floral arrangement class, a two-day digital photography workshop or a five-day oil still life course. Come learn, grow, and explore your creativity!

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Robert O’Brien Looking In–Looking Out, Doors & Windows in Watercolor June 1–2, Friday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm

Robert Carsten Contemporary Landscape Painting in Pastel July 6–7, Friday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm

Robert Carsten Celestial Expressions–The Many Moods of Light June 5–8, Tuesday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm Lauren Silver Ceramics and Sculpture June 12–15, Tuesday–Friday, 10am–1pm Lori Hinrichsen Printmaking By Hand: Monotypes June 23, Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm Karen Winslow Painting in Mass June 26–30, Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm

Barbara Pafume Painting Your Way July 9–August 27, Mondays, 9:30am–4:30pm Elaine Witten Sculptural Elements in 3D Clay July 10–13, Tuesday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm Judi Betts Fun With Xtraord!nary Watercolor Techniques July 17–21, Tuesday–Saturday, 9am–4pm Katsuko Lord Field, Flower, Forest–An Exploration into Japanese Flower Arranging July 21 & September 22, Saturday, 12pm–4pm Christopher Pierce Oil Floral Still Life July 24–28, Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm Robert O’Brien Landscape Painting in Watercolor July 31–August 4, Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm


SVAC Workshops

Robert O’Brien

Elaine Witten

Christopher Pierce

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Dawn Miller Introduction to Portraiture August 1–4, Wednesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm

Robert Carsten It’s All About the Light September 11–14, Tuesday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm

Elizabeth Torak Still Life Oil Painting August 9–11, Thursday–Saturday, 10am–4pm

Chester Kasnowski Oil Pastels for Everyone September 21–22, Friday–Saturday, 9am–3pm

Annelein Beukenkamp Flower Power August 16–18, Thursday–Saturday, 10am–4pm

Joe Anna Arnett Passionate Still Life September 27–29, Thursday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm

Jim Markle Painting Landscapes in Pastel August 21–24, Tuesday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm

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Chester Kasnowski Wine Color–Painting With Wine August 25, Saturday, 11am–4pm Kenn Backhaus Plein Air & Beyond August 27–31, Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm

Andrew Orr Plein Air to Studio, Painting the Landscape October 11–13, Thursday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm Susan Ogilvie Autumn in Vermont–Pastels in Plein Air October 23–27, Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm

Robyn Gianni From Traveler to Travel Photographer August 28–31, Tuesday–Friday, 9am–4pm


Children & Family

Education All art activities – camps,

after-school classes, and special family events – are fun, engaging, and have an element of art education. SVAC offers a variety of the finest art instruction for children and families to explore art mediums, styles, movements, and cultures.

Children’s Classes & Events After School Art Classes The Southern Vermont Arts Center, as an outstanding resource to the community, offers a wide range of after-school art classes during the academic school year. See our website for class descriptions and for the fall schedule.

Night at the Museum - The Art Heist Caper

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Black Friday & Saturday Mini Art Camp

November 23 & 24, Supervised art activities offer a creative alternative to the frenzy of the holiday shopping weekend; for children in grades K–5.

Christmas Break Art Camp

Tuesday–Friday, December 27–30, 10:00am–4:00pm Using a variety of media and techniques such as painting, sculpture, and printmaking, students will create mini-masterpieces based on the works of famous artists. Half-day and full-day classes will be taught by visiting artists, for children in grades 1–5.

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Outreach The Arts Center’s Educational Outreach Program was established in 1995 and facilitates a host of interdisciplinary arts initiatives, both on campus and off, involving area schools and made possible by the generosity of a number of special endowment funds and donors. The program has become the public face of the Arts Center’s core mission, “to make both the visual and performing arts an integral part of the life of our community.”

8th Annual Art on the Hill Saturday, September 29, 11:00am–3:00pm SVAC’s largest free family event is a day packed with fun art-related activities, live music, food, a raffle, and access to all SVAC exhibitions. A popular event and a pleasant introduction to the arts as well as to SVAC’s facilities and programming. Sponsored in part by the Bank of Bennington.

Family Spooktacular Sunday Sunday, October 28, 1:00–4:00pm Creative Halloween family fun! Come for crafts, treats, hay rides, and storytelling. Costumes encouraged.

Teddy Bear Tea Party Saturday, February 9, 2013, 2:00–4:00pm Occurring just prior to Valentine’s Day, the Tea Party is attended by partygoers – bears included – adorned in their best Valentine’s finery. Guests enjoy teas, juice, and sweet treats, as well as arts-related activities. The young and young-at-heart enjoy this charming party, which has steadily grown in popularity since its start in 2009. 53 37

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Stories on the Hill In partnership with Northshire Bookstore, this series of free family programs for children ages 4–9 at Yester House Galleries connects listening to stories, looking at art and creating a hands-on project during a fun and engaging afternoon. Programs are free, but pre-registration is encouraged to reserve a space.

Katie’s Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, June 24, 1:00pm–2:30pm Travel back in time and meet many colorful characters from the art world past that include artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Seurat. After looking at paintings of these artists in the special exhibition, “Mining the Part and Present, Works by Joe Fig,” in the Wilson Museum and reading James Mayhew’s story Katie’s Sunday Afternoon, children will create their own work of art using active lines and vibrant colors.

This Land is Your Land Sunday, July 8, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Celebrate our country, land and its people and learn about how the images in Folk Art can inspire storytelling while looking at works by Grandma Moses and other similar works of art from the SVAC permanent collection. Afterwards, children will listen to the story This Land is Your Land, learn about the Woody Guthrie song that inspired the creation of the book and create a Folk-Art inspired landscape collage.

The Seashore Book

Sunday, August 12, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Take an imaginary journey from the mountains to the sea and explore the sights and sounds of the water and sand while listening to the story The Seashore Book. Then, after looking at the vibrant ocean-inspired paintings from the special exhibition on the art of Jay Connaway, children will create a travel journal about a real or imaginary journey to the seashore.

Hills Alive! July 7–15

Hills Alive! is a collaboration of four southern Vermont, non-profits arts organizations, including SVAC, Dorset Theatre Festival, Manchester Music Festival, and Weston Playhouse Theater. Together they will present a full schedule of world-class stage productions, concerts, art and photography exhibitions and play readings at venues throughout the region. Visit for schedule and details. 38

Events Join us for special

Join us this season as we celebrate the arts with a series of unforgettable events. SVAC’s special events are fund-raisers to help us fulfill our mission to provide meaningful, accessible arts programs of all types.

Your Personal Events

The Artists’ Palate Whether casual, formal, or a business affair, your event at the Arts Center will be special and memorable. With the scenic grandeur of one of southern Vermont’s landmarks as your backdrop, your guests will be surrounded by historic elegant architecture and world-class art. A one-of-a-kind setting that culture, creativity and community call home. For pricing, availability, or to arrange a tour, please call SVAC at 802-362-1405.

Saturday, July 21, 5:30pm An Evening of Intimate Dinners Inspired by an International Menu of Artists – gather at Yester House for a welcoming cocktail party before departing for intimate dinners at private residences around the area to benefit SVAC. Each dinner is inspired by one of the world’s great artists, masterpieces, or movements. The choice of art and cuisine is yours.

Holiday Dinner and Dance

This biannual dinner will be happening next in December 2013. Check for details.

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Trustees and Administration

About Us Officers of the Board

Board of Trustees


Larry Kukacka Richard Freeman Penny Viscusi

Beth Eyre Kathryn Leech Robert McCafferty Judi McCormick David Nichols Carol Patterson Micheal Stott Bertram Teich William H. Told, Jr. William H. Turner


President Treasurer Secretary

Honorary Trustees Roby Harrington III Joan Hay Madeira Alexander Hoffman James Lee, Jr. Peter Saint Germain

Rev. and Mrs. C. Frederick Buechner Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kinder Mr. and Mrs. George W. Peck IV Mr. and Mrs. William P. Scully Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stott Mr. Bertram Teich COLLECTORS GUILD Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Brett III Mr. and Mrs. Roby Harrington III Susan Hunter and Doug Watson Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Moritz Mr. and Mrs. David H. Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Stanley S. Stroup FELLOWS Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Lowerre Bethany Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Fowler Jr. Mrs. John Oskam

Administration Executive Director Joseph M. Madeira Administrative Helen Young Accounting Specialist Deedee Goebel Director of Development Anne Saplin Gallery Director Chester Kasnowski Lighting/Stage Manager Travis Raymond Maintenance and Buildings Supervisor Joel Pacher Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor Brian Alspaugh Public Programs Coordinator Jennifer Grigsby Intern Stevie Hunter Intern Taylor Kelley Intern Hannah Rifkin Special thanks to our Corporate Partners for their support: The Equinox Resort, Express Copy, The Image Loft, The Orvis Company, and W.H. Shaw Insurance. 40

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*Ms. Regina M. DeLuise * Mrs. Phyllis Demong Mr. and Mrs. Kris Dennan * Ms. Karen Talbott Derr Mr. and Mrs. Carlo DeRege Mr. and Mrs. Edward Di Monda * Ms. Angela Di Napoli Ms. Anna Dibble Ms. Kathe Dillmann * Mr. Jeremy Dole * Ms. Kathleen Domenicucci Mrs. Margaret Donahoe Mr. Bryan Donovan * Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Doolan Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Dopkins Ms. Judith Dorsett Mr. Gerard Doucette * Mrs. Sandra Dovberg Mrs. Ruth H. Dowden Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Downes Ms. Ellen P. Davis and Mr. Brian Dreyer Carol and Tony Du Pont * Mr. Richard Dubin * Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Duboff * Ms. Rochelle Duboff * Ms. Abby Dubow * Ms. Katherine Duckworth Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Duffany * Ms. Julie Duggan Ms. Marilyn R. Duke * Ms. Lyn Dumoulin * Ms. Laine Dunham * Mr. Seth Dunne Ms. Patricia Dupree * Ms. Linda Durkee Ms. Aggy Duveen * Mr. H. Thomas Dyett * Ms. Sandra Eames * Ms. Alexandra Eckhardt Mr. and Mrs. Albert Eckhardt * Mrs. Kathryn Edwards Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards Dr. and Mrs. Charles Egbert Ms. Jean M. Eisenhart Dr. and Mrs. Norman Ellenbogen Ms. Kerry Ellis-Swan Pamela Ellsworth * Ms. Kate Emlen * Mrs. Peter Engelhardt * Ms. Mary English * Ms. Claudette Enman Ms. Shirley Entin


Ms. Susana Epstein Mr. Ed Ericksen David Ertz and Kristin Mullaney * Ms. Constance Evans Mr. and Mrs. James Evans * Ms. Natalee Everett Mr. Thomas Everett & Ms. Suzanne Gott Mr. and Mrs. William Eyre Mrs. Mary C. Falk * Ms. Kathleen Faust * Ms. Carolyn Fawley Ms. Marjorie F. Fechtor Mr. Mark Feinberg * Ms. Fiona Fenwick Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Ferguson * Mrs. Dorothea Ferone Ms. Joanna Mintzer and Mr. Donald R. Ferrell Mr. and Mrs. William Ferrone Mrs. Nina Fersen Dr. Bernice I. Feuer * Ms. Nancy Field and Mr. Kevin O’Toole * Mr. Gary Fifer * Ms. Theresa Findeisen * Mrs. Rosemary Fink Mr. William B. Finn Mr. and Mrs. Marc Fisher * Ms. Ann Fitzgibbons and Mr. Edward Hackney Ms. Allison Fleming * Mrs. Sheila Foster Mr. Bill Foster & Mr. and Mrs. Barbara Foster Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Frank III Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Freed * Ms. Lucy Fremont Mr. and Mrs. Daniel French Mr. David W. French Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Fried * Mr. Nathaniel Friedman * Ms. Dona Friedman Mr. Theodor H. Friedman * Mr. and Mrs. A. Corwin Frost Mr. and Mrs. Jack Frost Mr. and Mrs. Jay H. Fuchs * Mr. Wayne Nobushi T. Fujii * Ms. Nancy-jo Funaro * Mr. Arthur Gallant * Mr. David Gamper * Mr. Tim Gaydos Ms. Mary Geannelis * Artist Members 46

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Geller Mrs. Claire Genser Mr. and Mrs. Brian Getty Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gibney Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. James H. Gilbert * Ms. Gail Giles * Mr. Joe Gitterman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Golden Mr. and Mrs. James Goldman Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Goldsmith Mr. and Mrs. Philip Goldsmith Mr. David Golibersuch Mr. and Mrs. Wilhoite Goode Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Gordon Mr. Paul Gordon * Mrs. Mary Gould * Ms. Marie LaPre’ Grabon * Ms. Katherine Gray Ms. Susan Gray and Mr. George Smith Ms. Elizabeth Greak and Ms. Barbara Comer Ms. Marilyn Greenberg Martin and Ellen Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Alan Greene Mr. Steve Greene & Mrs. Susan Greene * Mr. Don Greer Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Garney Griggs Mr. and Mrs. Sean Grimes * Ms. Muffy Kashkin Grollier Mr. Lawrence Grossman * Mr. Charles Gruppe * Ms. Marian Guihan Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Guion Mr. Dale Guldbrandsen and Ms. Sally Mole Ms. Angela Guzzi Mr. Richard Haas Mr. Curtis Hale Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hallam Mr. and Mrs. William Halligan * Mr. Steve Hamlin * Ms. Linda Hamlin Mr. William McMillen and Mr. David Hamman Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Hammer Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hand Mrs. Jim Hand * Mr. Matt Harding * Mrs. Karin Hardy Ms. Luanne Hardy

* Ms. Sarah Hardy Mr. Steve Hardy * Ms. Anne Harhay Ms. Anne Harhay Mr. Brian Harmann Mr. Tommy Harmon Jr. * Mrs. Ruth Harrison Mrs. Mary C. Hart * Mr. George Hartley Mr. Benjamin Harvey and Ms. Oceana Wilson Ms. Ruth Harvie * Ms. Beata Hasaj Ms. Beata and Mr. Maximo Hasaj Ms. Elizabeth A. Hassert Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Hassett * Mr. David Hatfield Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hauben Mrs. Linda Hauge * Mr. Gary Haven Smith * Ms. Kathleen Havens * Ms. Irma Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hawley Ms. Anne Hayes Mr. Steven Hazleton * Mr. James Heaney Virginia and Henry Heath * Ms. Lesley Heathcote Mrs. Patricia Heaton Dr. and Mrs. James D. Heckman * Mr. John Heffernan Dr. and Mrs. Richard Heilemann * Mr. Timothy Hendel * Ms. Roseanne Henning Mr. and Mrs. William Herbert Jr. Ms. Arline L Herriott Ms. Stefany Herrmann Mr. Frank Herron Ms. Lisa Hess Mr. and Mrs. William Hession * Mr. Brian Hewitt Mr. Merritt S. Hewitt Ms. Cathy Hill * Mr. Ross Hindman Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hirschmann * Ms. Marta Hitchen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hittle * Mr. Joseph Hladik * Mr. Keith Hoffman * Mrs. M. Elizabeth Holland Mr. and Mrs. John Holler * Ms. Jennifer Holmes * Mr. Lew Holzman

SVAC Members * Ms. Christine Holzschuh Mr. Richard Hom Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hontz * Mr. Robert Hooker Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Horne * Dr. Russell Housman Mrs. Sandra Hoverkamp * Ms. Nancy Howe Mrs. Harry Howland * Mr. and Mrs. William W. Hoyt Mrs. Bonnie Hube and Mr. James Whittemore * Mr. Don Huber Mrs. Betsy Hubner Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Hudachek * Ms. Mary Iselin Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jackson Mr. Charles Jackson Ms. Stephanie Jacob Mr. and Mrs. Eric Jaffe Mrs. Carol Jaffe Ms. Sonja Jaffee Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jagisch * Roger Vincent Jasaitis * Ms. Victoria Jefferies * Mr. Peter Jeziorski Ms. Marta Elise Johansen * Mr. Homer Wayland Johnson * Ms. Valerie Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Johnson * Mr. Duncan Johnson * Ms. Carol Johnston * Mr. Arthur Jones * Mr. Robert K. Jones * Mrs. A. Joyce Jones *Mrs. Jane Mary Jones Peggy and Andrew Kahn Mr. Charles Kanwischer Ms. Elizabeth Karet * Mrs. Tita Karl * Mrs. Elinor Katz Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Katz Leslie and Brian Keefe * Mr. Donald Keelan Ms. Amanda Kehoe and Ms. Deborah Matteson * Mr. and Mrs. John M. Keil Mr. Daniel Keirns * Ms. Anne Kellett Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelly Sr. * Mr. John Kemp Lee Mrs. Nancy Kemper

* Ms. Janet Kempner * Ms. Marianne Kennedy * Mr. David Kennedy-Cutler Miss Jenifer Kern * Mr. Thomas Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Ketchum Mr. and Mrs. Walker S. Kimball, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Saul Kimmel * Mr. Clarence King * Ms. Caryn King Mr. and Mrs. Andrew King Ms. Jamie Kingsbury Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Kittredge * Mrs. Rose Klebes Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Klein Mr. and Mrs. Monte Klein Ms. Wendy Klemperer * Ms. Lowell Snowdon Klock Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Knapp * Ms. Judith Kniffin Mr. Howard Knight Mr. and Mrs. William Knowlton Ms. Leslie Paolucci and Mr. Scott Koerner Ms. Victoria G. Kohler Ms. Kathleen Kolb Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Kotler Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit W. Kouwenhoven * Mr. Dominic Koval Ms. Serena Kovalovsky Mrs. Emily Kraft * Mrs. Marlene Kramer Mr. Martin Krautheim Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kretschmer * Mr. Jakeb Kristiansen * Mrs. Deborah Kristoff * Mrs. Jean Kroeber Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kukacka Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kulish * Mrs. Phyllis Kulmatiski * Mr. David Kutchukian Mr. Guy Lacerte Mr. Michael L LaCroix Mrs. Delano W. Ladd Jr. * Mr. Robert Lafond Ms. Mallory Lake * Ms. Judy Laliberte * Mr. Neil Landres * Mr. Stephen Langstaff Mr. and Mrs. Peter Langstaff * Ms. Rose Lansbury Mrs. Mildred C. Larson

Mr. John LaVecchia Jr. and Ms. Jane Davies Joyce Michaelson and John Lavigne * Ms. Joan Lavoie Mrs. Eleanor S. Lea Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lee Mrs. May Foote Lee Mr. and Mrs. Jay N. Leech * Ms. Ellen Leeds Mrs. Eldredge H. Leeming * Mrs. Barbara Lehr * Ms. Margo Lemieux * Ms. Helen Lennon * Mr. Matthew Lerman Dr. Stephen C. LeSauvage Ms. Ginger Levant Mr. and Mrs. David Levin Ms. Ruth Levin * Ms. Frances Levine Ms. Tajlei Levis Mr. Vincent Levy and Ms. Elizabeth Oelsner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Limbacher * Mrs. Terry Lindsey * Mrs. Ellen Lipshutz Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Little Mrs. Carolyn H. Little * Mrs. Gloria Llewelyn * Mr. James Llewelyn * Dr. Anne Lloyd * Mrs. Adair Lobdell Mrs. Louise Loewenguth Ms. Christina S. Long Mr. and Mrs. George H. Long Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lord II Ms. Cindy Loudenslager Mr. Chad Louric * Mrs. Patricia Lovell Mr. Fred Loy * Mr. Herb Lucas * Mrs. Carol Luders Mr. and Mrs. Jon Lundberg Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lyman Mrs. Arianna W. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. John Lynch Mr. Gary Lyons Mrs. Marjorie Maas * Mr. John MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. Frank Macero Ms. Mariah Macfarlane * Ms. Georgine MacGarvey-Holman and Mr. Steven Holman Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm L. MacPherson



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*Mr. Charles Scott Miller * Ms. Kathryn Milillo Ms. Jean E. Miller * Ms. Joan Hunter Miller Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller Mr. and Mrs. James Mirenda, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Misasi Mrs. Trudi Mishara * Mrs. Kate Miskovsky Ms. Petria Mitchell Ms. Meg Mithoefer and Mr. Mike Seely Ms. Nina Mooney * Mr. Michael Moore * Mr. Joe Morein Mr. and Mrs. Sam Morris II * Ms. Marilynn Morrissey Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morrow Ms. Katherine Mosenthal Ms. Deb Moser * Mr. Thomas Moses * Mr. Dan Mosheim * Mr. Robert Moylan * Ms. Dorothy Mulherrin Mr. and Mrs. William Munson Mr. and Mrs. Latham W. Murfey III * Ms. Judith Unger Murphy * Ms. Margaret Murphy Mrs. Jane Murray * Ms. Pat Musick * Ms. Liza Myers Mr. Paul E. Myers Ron and Irma Nagle Mrs. Rose Napolitano * Mrs. Mimi Neff * Ms. Christine Neill Mr. and Mrs. Greg Nelson * Ms. Christine Nemec Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nemlich * Dr. Leon Nesis Mr. and Mrs. Axel M. Neubohn Ms. Joan Newman Mr. and Mrs. David Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Brian Nicoll * Mr. Dale Noble * Ms. Patricia Noeker * Ms. Lyna Lou Nordstrom Ms. Jamie Norse Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nouhan Casey and Pattie Noxon * Mr. Alan Nyiri * Mr. Robert O’Brien * Ms. Betty O’Brien Ms. Alison O’Grady

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* Mrs. Marie LaTourette Reichelt Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Reilly Mrs. Richard A. Reilly * Mr. Jason Reimers Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Reisman * Mr. Todd Reuben Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Reynolds Mrs. Garrison R. Rice * Mr. Harry Rich * Mr. Lee Rich * Ms. Mallory Bratton Rich * Mr. John Richards Ms. Sallie Krusen Riester * Ms. Merylee Riether Ms. Marian Rigney Mr. Enrico Riley * Mr. Joseph Rizzi * Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Robbins * Ms. Marrin Robinson * Mrs. Susan Robinson Mrs. Susan P. Robinson and Mr. Donald Hinkel * Ms. Ellie Roden * Mrs. Mary Lou Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Roe Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rogers Ms. Brenda Lee Rondeau Mr. and Mrs. Garret G. Roosma * Ms. Patricia Rosenbauer Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rosenberg * Mrs. Cynthia Rosen-Malter Dr. and Mrs. Paul Ross Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Ross III * Ms. Phyllis Rosser * Mr. Barry Rowles Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rubin Mr. and Mrs. Ariel Rudiakov Mrs. Judith Rudiakov * Mrs. Catherine Ruegger Dr. Howard Marcus and Dr. Joseph Ruggiero Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rush Jr. * Mr. Bud Russell Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Mr. Bud Russell and Mr. David Sausville

Manchester, Vermont Ms. Jessie Pollock Mr. and Mrs. Errol Pomerance Mr. Arthur Porlier Jr. * Mrs. Thomas Post * Mr. Arthur Poulin Mr. and Mrs. Willard R. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Craig Powers * Mr. Michael Powers * Mr. William Prout Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Pufahl Ms. Heather Putnam Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Putney Mr. David Quesnel * Mrs. Ellen Questel * Ms. Abby Raeder * Mrs. Dale Raisig Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ranzal * Mrs. Bonnie Rapaport * Ms. Elaine Raphael Mr. and Mrs. David Ravin * Mrs. Rebecca Raymond * Ms. Cornelia Rea * Mrs. Alexander D. Read * Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Reade Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ready Mr. and Mrs. Robert Redmond Mrs. Pendennis W. Reed Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Pendennis W. Reed Jr. * Artist Members 50

* Ms. Verna Sabelle Mr. and Mrs. Richard Saks * Ms. Barbara Sammons Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Samuelson * Mr. and Mrs. David T. Sands Ms. Faith Saume-Berges * Ms. Donna Savoia Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scarnecchia Mr. Daniel Scarnecchia Mr. and Mrs. Mel Schaffer * Dr. Carlin Scherer * Mr. Jim Schlessinger * Mr. Steven Schlussel Ms. Erika L. Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. George Schmidt * Mr. William Schommer Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Schubert * Ms. Irene Schultz Mr. Greg Schwab Ms. Jolie Schwab * Dr. Anthony Schwartz * Ms. Claudia Schwartz * Ms. Martha Seeger Mr. and Mrs. Laurence V. Senn * Mr. Donald Sevits Mr. Jerome Shafer Ms. Tara Shannon and Mr. Hugh A. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Joel Shapiro * Ms. Carolyn Shattuck Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shaw Ms. Crystal Sheehan Mr. and Mrs. Keith M. Shepherd Mr. Bob Sherman * Mr. Jerry Shore Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Shotwell III Ms. Nancy Shuell * Ms. Helen Shulman Ms. Madeline Sicko Mr. and Mrs. John Sikes * Dr. Sandra Silva * Mrs. Katherine Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Ron Simmons Mr. Peter Skagestad & Ms. Elaine Ober Mr. Timothy Slaight and Ms. Wendie Elovich * Mr. Chistopher Smith * Mr. Michael Smith Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Smith * Mr. Raymond J. Smith Jr. * Mrs. Susan Potter Smith Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Snyder Ms. Marcia Spada

SVAC Members * Mrs. Sandra Spahr * Ms. Susan Spengler Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Spergel Dr. Mary Squire Gay and Roger Squire Mr. Richard A. Stanton * Mr. David Stearns Mr. and Mrs. Donald Steig * Mr. Max Stern * Mrs. Martha Stevenson * Mr. Norm and Dr. Ann Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Roman Stienss * Ms. Catharine Stockbridge Mr. Craig Stockwell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Stone * Ms. Barbara Storrs Dr. & Mrs. Charles Stratton Mr. and Mrs. David B. Stratton Mr. Joseph Strauss Mrs. Cathrine Sullivan Ms. Leslie Sullivan Mrs. Judith Surette * Ms. Barbara Sussman Ms. Jenny Swanson Ms. Martha Sweenor * Mr. Brian Sweetland Mrs. Rhonda Swensen * Mr. Robert Sydorowich * Mr. Brian Sylvester Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taddeo * Ms. Valerie Takvorian * Ms. M. Takvorian-Holmes * Mrs. Diana Talcott Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tanenhaus Mr. Dave Taplin * Mrs. Arleen Targan * Mr. Barry Targan Mr. Stanoy Tassev * Mrs. Josephine Tate Mrs. Iris Taylor * Mrs. Kathryn Taylor Mrs. Edythe Tennant Ms. Carroll Terry Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Theodore Mr. and Mrs. F. William Thimm * Ms. Kathie Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Knox Thompson * Ms. Polly Thompson * Mr. Philip Thorne * Mrs. Ellen Thorner * Mr. Richard Tilghman * Mr. Eric Tobin * Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Torak

Mr. Mark A. Tougias * Ms. Sheryl Trainor * Mr. Felix Transport * Mr. John Triarsi * Ms. Lucy Truslow Mr. Barry G. Tunnah * Mr. Bill Turner Mrs. Cornelia Tuttle Mr. and Mrs. Harry Upton * Mr. David Utiger Mr. David Frey Utiger * Dr. Ron Vallario Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Vallerie Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van Haverbeke Ms. Frances Van Siclen Mr. and Mrs. Peter van Ness Philip Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van Vlaanderen * Mr. Gyula Varosy * Mr. Robert Vassar Mr. Gary Vayianos Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vengrove Mr. and Mrs. Niklaus Vetsch Ms. Gladys A. Villalobos * Mrs. Penny Viscusi * Mr. and Mrs. Jim Viscusi Mrs. Elizabeth Von Riesenfelder * Mr. Frank Vurraro * Mr. David Wade Mr. Lee Wagner-Heffner Mr. John Waite Mr. Todd Walker * Mrs. Jane Wall * Mr. Brian Walsh * Dr. Katherine Wardle Mrs. Corinne Warner Mrs. Howard B. Warren Mr. Roger F. Webster * Mr. Fred Weinmann Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Weinstein Mr. and Mrs. Joel D. Weisman Ms. Elizabeth Welch Mr. and Mrs. Harry Welch Mr. Richard Welch * Ms. Milly Wells Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wells Mr. and Mrs. J. Werne Mr. and Mrs. Henry Westphalen Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth Wheaton-Smith Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Wheeler Mrs. Mary P. Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Dansby White * Mrs. Ruth Fuller White Mr. and Mrs. Myron White

* Mrs. Mary Whitehill Mrs. Lawrence Whittemore Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Widness * Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wightman Mrs. Corinna Wildman Mr. and Mrs. Edward Willette * Mrs. Jean Williams Mr. C. Wayne Williams Mrs. Gail Williams Mr. and Mrs. Ted Williamson * Mr. Evan Wilson * Mrs. Joan Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Winkler Mr. Royan Wint * Mrs. Elaine Witten Mr. Marshall Witten Mrs. Elaine Franz Witten Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Wolf Ms. Cornelia Foster Wood Mr. William F. Wood Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Woodard Mr. Chris Woodard Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Wool * Ms. Pauline Wright Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Yager Mr. Philip and Dr. Sylvia Yedinsky * Mrs. Helen Young Ms. Victoria P. Young * Mr. James Yudes *Mr. and Mrs. James Zeigler

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INDIVIDUALS Mr. Brooks Addington Mr. Richard Albert Ms. Elizabeth Allen Mr. Charles M. Ams III Linny and Rick Andlinger Ms. Rosalie Ann Arkell Mr. John Arlotta Mr. and Mrs. Edgar S. Auchincloss IV Ms. Elinor Banquer Mr. Richard Bartholomae Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Bates Mrs. Anne M. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Bell Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bickford Mr. and Mrs. Warren Billings Mr. and Mrs. Sean Bisceglia Dr. Fran Bisselle Mr. Thomas H. Blakely II Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bloomberg Mrs. Jean Bongartz Catherine and Derek Boothby Ms. Darline K. Braz Mr. and Mrs. David Brennan Juliette and Tim Britton Ms. Peggy Brogan Mr. and Mrs. Theodore F. Brophy Mr. James Brown Bonnie Bruce Mr. and Mrs. Hanno Buning Mrs. John F. Burditt Mr. and Mrs. William H. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Steve Burzon Mr. and Mrs. Orland Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Carroccio Mrs. Linda M. Carthaus Mr. and Mrs. John B. Cave Mr. and Mrs. Lon Chaikin Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Childs Jr. Ms. Marilyn Clements Rev. and Mrs. Fergus Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cohen

Mrs. Irene Cole Mr. Ralph Colin Ms. Elizabeth Greak and Ms. Barbara Comer Ms. Joanne Cone Ms. Linda Conrad Ms. Carolyn Conte Mr. and Mrs. Clifford S. Cooper Jr. Ms. Kelly Copeland and Mr. Scott Dorf Mr. Gary Corey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cowles Mrs. Susan Read Cronin Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Crowley Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Crowley Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Dacey Mr. and Mrs. Barry Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Hayward F. Day Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Carlo DeRege Mr. and Mrs. Edward Di Monda Mrs. Phyllis B. Dickie Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dixon Ms. Judith Dorsett Ms. Michele Drasher Dr. and Mrs. Stuart DuBoff Ms. Katherine R. Duckworth Ms.. Laine Dunham Ms. Patricia Dupree Mr. and Mrs. H. Thomas Dyett Dr. and Mrs. Norman Ellenbogen Mrs. Margaret D. Ellis Ms. Susana Epstein Mr. and Mrs. William Eyre Mr. and Mrs. Albert Feldan Mr. Austin S. Felis Mr. Robert Ferguson Ms. Sabra Field Mr. and Mrs. John T. Fogarty Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fonner Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S Fontana Dr. and Mrs. Roger Fox Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Frank Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Clark French Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frenkel Mr. Theodor H. Friedman

Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Ramiro Garay Ms. Stacy Gates Mr. Gregg Gawlik Mr. and Mrs. Alec Gerster Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Gilbert Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Gilmour Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay R. Gourd Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gubb Mr. William McMillen and Mr. David Hamman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hanes Mr. Steve Hardy Mr. and Mrs. Roby Harrington III Ms. Ruth Harvie Mrs. Francis W. Hatch Ms. Kate Heaton and Mr. Kim Pederson Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Heaton Dr. and Mrs. James D. Heckman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hittle Mr. Paul Hobart Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Hoffman Mrs. Elizabeth H. Holland Mr. and Mrs. David Hoopes Mrs. Katherine Hoopes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horowitz Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Howard Mrs. Suzanne R. Howe Mrs. Bonnie Hube and Mr. James Whittemore Mr. Don L. Huber Mr. and Mrs. Webber Hudson Susan Hunter and Doug Watson Mrs. C. H. Ford Hutchings Mr. Joel Iannuzzi and Ms. Patricia McGrath Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Jackson Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jeffer Mr. Peter K Jeziorski Ms. Tara Shannon and Mr. Hugh A. Johnson Mr. Homer Wayland Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Jones Mr. Arthur Jones Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kay


Leslie and Brian Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Walker S. Kimball Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kinder Mr. William L. King Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Kirby Mr. Fred Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Kirstein Ms. Liisa Kissel Ms. Judith A. Kniffin Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kukacka Mrs. Delano W. Ladd Jr. Peter Lafayette Mrs. Ben Lampton Mr. and Mrs. Paul Larkin Mr. and Mrs. John B. LaVecchia Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lecher Mr. and Mrs. James J. Lee Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lee Mr. and Mrs. Jay N. Leech Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Lessing Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Linen Mrs. Ellen C. Lipshutz Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Little Ms. Christina S. Long Mrs. Patricia G. Lovell Mr. and Mrs. John Lynch Ms. Mariah Macfarlane Ms. Georgine MacGarvey-Holman and Mr. Steven Holman Mrs. Joan Hay Madeira Mr. Rocco J. Maggiotto and Ms. Kathleen Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Craig E. Markcrow Mr. and Mrs. Gerry L. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCafferty Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. McCree Jr. Ms. Myrtle McGrath Mr. and Mrs. Paul McNamara Mr. David Meiselman and Ms. Myra Packman

Jessica Melendez Mr. and Mrs. William Melhado Mr. Andrew J. Melton Jr. Mrs. Joan Benoy Menson Mr. and Mrs. Gale Metzger Mr. and Mrs. Josiah E. Miles Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller Ms. Nina Mooney Mr. and Mrs. Justin J. Mueller Dr. and Mrs. Axel I. Mundigo Mr. and Mrs. William Munson Mrs. Charles Nichols Mr. and Mrs. David H. Nichols Mrs. E. Marshall Nuckols Mr. and Mrs. Jim O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O’Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Mark O’Donnell Mr. Robert Ogden Mr. John Clarke Olson Mr. and Mrs. Donald Osborn Mrs. John Oskam Mr. and Mrs. H. Lawrence Parker Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Patterson Mrs. Bettina F. Peabody Mr. and Mrs. George W. Peck IV Ms. Randall Perkins Mr. and Mrs. George Peterson III Mr. and Mrs. John J. Phelan Mr. and Mrs. Peter van Ness Philip Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Picotte Mr. and Mrs. John D. Picotte Dr. and Mrs. Michael Polifka Mr. and Mrs. Charles Porter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Powers Mr. and Mrs. William Prout Ms. Betty Ewens Quadracci Mr. and Mrs. James Quigley Mr. and Mrs. Constantine P. Ralli Mr. and Mrs. John Rano Mrs. Signa Lynch Read


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Ms. Sandra L. Read and Mr. Paul Parker Mr. and Mrs. Martin T. Redington Mr. and Mrs. Robert Redmond Mr. Jason Reimers Mr. Don Reiser Mrs. Garrison R. Rice Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Riesel Mrs. Judie Robbins Mrs. Susan P. Robinson Mr. Jack Rohrbach Mr. and Mrs. Simeon H. Rollinson III Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rosenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ross III Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Rowland Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ariel Rudiakov Mrs. Judith Rudiakov Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Rudy Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Ruppe Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rusche Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rush Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Samuelson Mrs. Carlin Whitney Scherer Ms. Jennifer Schmidt Ms. Adria Schozer Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Scott Mr. and Mrs. William P. Scully Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Scutro Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Seidel Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wilson Shaffer Dr. and Mrs. Joel Shapiro Mr. Andrew D. Shaw Mr. George Sherwood Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shore Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Shotwell III Mr. Timothy Slaight and Ms. Wendie Elovich Peggie Telscher and Tom Snopek Ms. Susan M. Spengler Gay and Roger Squire Dr. Mary Squire Mr. Richard A. Stanton Mr. and Mrs. William S. Sterns III Ms. Catherine L. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Sydney N. Stokes Mr. David Stone Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stott Mr. and Mrs. Stanley S. Stroup Mr. and Mrs. John Suitor Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Swain Mr. Mark Tashjian Mr. and Mrs. Frederic F. Taylor Mr. Bertram Teich

SVAC Donors Ms. Margaret Telscher Mr. and Mrs. John M. P. Thatcher Jr. Ms. Amy Thebault Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Thebault Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Topchik Mr. and Mrs. William Turner Mrs. Cornelia Tuttle Mr. Brad Tyler Mr. Robert Van Dyk Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van Haverbeke Mr. and Mrs. James Wachala Ray Kopituk Ms. Mary Warlop Ms. Ann Warrell Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Weinstein Mr. and Mrs. Joel D. Weisman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wells Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. West Mr. and Mrs. Ken J. Whalen Mrs. Mary P. Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Dansby White Mr. Alan N. Wiegand and Ms. Marcia S. Holland Mr. and Mrs. William Wight Mr. C. Wayne Williams Dr. and Mrs. Warren Wilner

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Winkler Mr. and Mrs. William Wylie Patricia Schulte and Thomas Yamin Mrs. Bebbins Yudes Mr. and Mrs. James Yudes Mr. and Mrs. James Zeigler ORGANIZATIONS Adirondeck Audio and Visual Al Ducci’s Italian Pantry Arlotta Multichannel Marketing Bank of Bennington Bennington Cooling and Heating Berkshire Bank Burr and Burton Academy Christos Pizza &Pasta David Stone Music Ltd. Enoch Foundation Equinox Foundation Equinox Resort Express Copy Exxon Mobil Foundation Foundation for the Preservation & Protection of Green Mtn. Boy History Gourmet Deli Green Mountain Gardeners Club Hub’s Catering

Inn at Manchester Little Rooster Café Manchester Bar & Grill Manchester Pizza House Merck Partnership for Giving Mulligans Nichols Foundation Orvis Company People’s Bank Price Chopper r.k. Miles Rachel’s Sarah K. de Coizart Charitable Trust Shaws Supermarkets Sherrie’s Café Squire House Bed & Breakfast The Perfect Wife Restaurant &Tavern Tyler Electric-Security Up for Breakfast Vermont Country Store W. H. Shaw Insurance Wildflowers Windhover Foundation Wood Fired Pizza

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SVAC at-a-glance 2012-2013

Calendar JUNE 2012 ________________________________ June 1 – 2 (Fri – Sat) Art Workshop with Robert O’Brien, Looking In–Looking Out, Doors & Windows in Watercolor, 9:30am– 4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. June 5 – 8 (Tues – Fri) Art Workshop with Robert Carsten, Celestial Expressions–The Many Moods of Light, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. June 12 – 15 (Tues – Fri) Art Workshop with Lauren Silver, Ceramics and Sculpture, 10:00am– 1:00pm, at Burr and Burton Academy Ceramics Studio. June 16 (Sat) Far Out and Far Ahead, Long Trail School’s Biennial Benefit, 6:00pm June 23 (Sat) Art Workshop with Lori Hinrichsen, Printmaking By Hand: Monotypes, 10:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. June 23 (Sat) 12th Annual Museum Opening, Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum. Opening Reception, 4:00–6:00pm, Mining the Past & Present: Works by Joe Fig, exhibition runs through September 23; Legends of Rock & Roll: From the Lens of George Kalinsky, exhibition runs through July 22. June 23 (Sat) Stamens & Stems: Nature’s Tryst, Opening Reception, 2:00–4:00pm, free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through July 22. June 24 (Sun) Stories on the Hill - Katie’s Sunday Afternoon, 1:00–2:30pm, at Yester House.


June 26 – 30 (Tues – Sat) Art Workshop with Karen Winslow, Painting in Mass, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. JULY 2012 ________________________________ July 6 – 7 (Fri – Sat) Art Workshop with Robert Carsten, Contemporary Landscape Painting in Pastel, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. July 7 – 15 (Sat) Hills Alive!, A collaboration of four southern Vermont, non-profits arts organizations, visit July 7 (Sat) 100 Years of Broadway, 7:30pm, Arkell Pavilion July 8 (Sun) Stories on the Hill - This Land is Your Land, 1:00–2:30pm, at Yester House. July 9 – August 27 (Mondays) Art Workshop with Barbara Pafume, Painting Your Way, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. July 10 – 13 (Tues – Fri) Art Workshop with Elaine Witten, Sculptural Elements in 3D Clay, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. July 14 (Sat) Blues & Brews Festival featuring James Cotton, Duke Robillard, “Downtown” Bob Stannard, and The Kris Heaton Band, 12:00–7:00pm July 17 – 21 (Tues – Sat) Art Workshop with Judi Betts, Fun With Xtraord!nary Watercolor Techniques, 9:00am–4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center.

July 21 (Sat) Art Workshop with Katsuko Lord, Field, Flower, Forest–An Exploration into Japanese Flower Arranging, 12:00pm–4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. July 21 (Sat) The Artists’ Palate: An evening of intimate dinners inspired by an international menu of artists – to benefit the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Reservations required. July 24 – 28 (Tues – Sat) Art Workshop with Christopher Pierce, Oil Floral Still Life, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. July 28 (Sat) Weatherbound: The Art of Jay Hall Connaway, Opening Reception, 4:00–6:00pm. Exhibition runs through October 21. July 28 (Sat) Obsessions and Collections, Opening Reception, 2:00–4:00pm. Exhibition runs through August 26 July 31 – August 4 (Tues – Sat) Art Workshop with Robert O’Brien, Landscape Painting in Watercolor, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. AUGUST 2012 ________________________________ August 1 – 4 (Wed – Sat) Art Workshop with Dawn Miller, Introduction to Portraiture, 9:30am– 4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. August 9 – 11 (Thurs – Sat) Art Workshop with Elizabeth Torak, Still Life Oil Painting, 10:00am– 4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. August 11 (Sat) Igudesman & Joo, 7:30pm, Arkell Pavilion

SVAC Calendar Exhibition, Yester House

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Museum Exhibition, Wilson

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Outreach, Families & Children

Performing Arts, Arkell

August 12 (Sun) Stories on the Hill - The Seashore Book, 1:00–2:30pm, at Yester House. August 16 – 18 (Thurs – Sat) Art Workshop with Annelein Beukenkamp, Flower Power, 10:00am–4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. August 21 – 24 (Tues – Fri) Art Workshop with Jim Markle, Painting Landscapes in Pastel, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. August 25 (Sat) Art Workshop with Chester Kasnowski, Wine Color–Painting With Wine, 11:00am–4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. August 27 – 31 (Mon – Fri) Art Workshop with Kenn Backhaus, Plein Air & Beyond, 9:00am–4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. August 28 – 31 (Tues – Fri) Art Workshop with Robyn Gianni, From Traveler to Travel Photographer, 9:00am–4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. SEPTEMBER 2012 ________________________________ September 8 (Sat) Vermont’s Contemporary Traditions, Opening Reception, 2:00–4:00pm. Exhibition runs through September 30 September 8 (Sat) The Vermont Barn, Opening Reception, 4:00–6:00pm. Exhibition runs through October 23. September 11 – 14 (Tues – Fri) Art Workshop with Robert Carsten, It’s All About the Light, 9:30am– 4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center.

September 15 (Sat) Art on the Hill, 11:00am–3:00pm, campus-wide family & children’ event, free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by The Bank of Bennington. September 21 – 22 (Fri – Sat) Art Workshop with Chester Kasnowski, Oil Pastels for Everyone, 9:00am–3:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. September 22 (Sat) Art Workshop with Katsuko Lord, Field, Flower, Forest–An Exploration into Japanese Flower Arranging, 12:00pm–4:00pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. September 27 – 29 (Thurs – Sat) Art Workshop with Joe Anna Arnett, Passionate Still Life, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center.

NOVEMBER 2012 ________________________________ November 17 (Sat) The Collectors Exhibit/Little Picture Show, Opening Reception, 2:00– 4:00pm. Exhibition runs through January 6. November 23 – 24 (Fri – Sat) Black Friday & Saturday Mini Art Camps, 10:00am–4:00pm JANUARY 2013 ________________________________ January 12 (Sat) 21st Annual Members Exhibition, Opening Reception, 2:00–4:00pm. Exhibition runs through February 10.

FEBRUARY 2013 ________________________________

OCTOBER 2012 ________________________________

February 9 (Sat) Teddy Bear Tea Party, 2:00–4:00pm, at Yester House

October 6 (Sat) 56th National Fall Open, Opening Reception, 2:00–4:00pm. Exhibition runs through November 11

February 16 (Sat) Inside the Windowpane, Opening Reception, 2:00–4:00pm. Exhibition runs through March 17.

October 6 (Sat) A Night at the Hop with David Somerville of the Diamonds and the Chiffons, 7:30pm, Arkell Pavilion

MARCH 2013 ________________________________

October 11 – 13 (Thurs – Sat) Art Workshop with Andrew Orr, Plein Air to Studio, Painting the Landscape, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center.

March 23 (Sat) Art From the Schools, Opening Reception, 2:00–4:00pm. Exhibition runs through April 10.

October 23 – 27 (Tues – Sat) Art Workshop with Susan Ogilvie, Autumn in Vermont–Pastels in Plein Air, 9:30am–4:30pm, at Hay Madeira Education Center. October 28 (Sun) Family Spooktacular Sunday, 1:00–4:00pm


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