Habitat for Artists
July 9- August 15, 2010
Curated by Meg McDevitt
Helen Day Art Center and Habitat for Artists Project "provide area artists with access to precious free studio space and serve as 'a catalyst for mutual engagement between artists and communities..."
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Lyna Lou Nordstrom,
The Stowe Recreation Path has been the site of the Habitat for Artists Project (HFA), hosted by Helen Day Art Center, for the last month and a half. A simple 6'x6' shed that acts as a temporary payment direct payday loans -and very public- studio, the Habitat is the invention of Simon Draper, an artist from the Hudson Valley. Draper's idea, and Helen Day Art Center attracted 15 artists to spend their creative time working in the Habitat. Together they covered 45 days and were visible to as many as 30,000 visitors, the recreation path is a prime destination for locals and visitors alike during the summer.
"The 29-year-old Burlington artist was working on the maquette for a sculpture, a kind of three-dimensional interpretation of a Greek key, the winding border motif common in the architecture of ancient Greece. The finished work will be a meandering path made of tile and glass that rises and falls like a staircase, he explained, reaching about 5 feet off the ground at its center.
At the moment, though, the maquette was just cardboard and tape on a wooden ledge, and it was hard to focus on, given the stunning view out the window right behind it. The studio sits at the entrance to the Stowe Recreation Path, and the window tempted glances at a brook wandering gently toward the hills."
Read more from Seven Days Vermont
HFA 2010 is supported by:
Habitat For Artists Project sponsors 2010:
James E. Robison Foundation,
Stowe Mountain Resort,
Peter and Bari Dreissigacker,
Tim Meehan Builder and
The Green Mountain Inn