July 13 - October 13, 2012
Opening Reception: July 13, 4pm
15 Local and international sculptors have installed work along Main Street, the Recreation Path, and on Helen Day Art Center's property.
Local and international sculptors have installed work along Main Street, the Recreation Path, and on Helen Day Art Center's property. Monica Herrera, from Mexico City, was chosen by this year's jury and curator to be the featured artist. She spent two weeks in Stowe installing wind chimes throughout Stowe. She explains her piece, titled Bells:
For centuries bells have been located at the center of public culture, as markers of significance in funerals and weddings, calls to mass and to town hearings, calls to war, and warning about natural disasters. Their sound has had countless meanings across times and places, but their voice has always had the same power to connect people.
The remaining artists in the show are a mix between local (David Stromeyer*, Enosburg Falls), national (Anthony Heinz May, Oregon/NYC), and international (Leonidas Chalepas, Greece) to create a well balance survey of contemporary public sculpture.
Five local and national creative writers have written a collaborative poem, called a renga, under the direction of writer m. pinchuk (San Francisco). This poem is displayed on five storefront windows throughout the town and is thematically specific to summer and fall in Stowe.
Continuing the tradition of parallel events, Exposed will host five performances on Thursday evenings at 6pm. at Helen Day Art Center. Throughout the duration of the exhibition these events will enliven the show and expose other forms of artwork. This year includes the popular soprano and guitar duet, Gretchen Farrar and Francisco RoldÃ¡n; Polly Motley, choreographer and dancer; Yajet K.M., performance artist; and a collaborative improvisational dance and piano performance by Robert Grundstein (piano), Hanna Satterlee (dance), Joseph Schine (dance), Marly Spieser-Schneider (dance), and Lida Winfield (performance director)
Jessica DiClerico & Oliver Schemm
Hannah Givler & Heather Mullins
Shannon D. Schmidt
Jiwan Noah Singh