FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
GMC Faculty to Exhibit at Feick Art Center
POULTNEY, VT - Sculpture, painting and photography take center stage when the Green Mountain College Faculty Art Exhibit opens at the Feick Fine Arts Center September 22.
An artist reception will be held Thursday, September 25, from 4-6 p.m. Karen Swyler, Jonathan Taylor, Richard Weinstein and Dick Weis, all faculty members at Green Mountain College, will be exhibiting pieces in the show. The show runs through October 18.
Karen Swyler, assistant professor of art, exhibits her ceramic work at venues across the country. Recent shows include “Sip, Slurp, Gulp” at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, NM, and “Louder than Words” at River Gallery in Chattanooga, TN, where she also gave a visiting artist lecture. In Swyler’s pieces “form, surface, line, and color bring attention to delicate and subtle elements of design.”
Jonathan Taylor serves as an adjunct instructor of photography. He holds a BA from Marlboro College, and has completed graduate work at institutions including the University of Vermont and Columbia College of Art. In his photography, he states that one of his goals is to bridge the “disconnects between the ideals of natural beauty that live on in the American mind and the painful realities of destruction and pollution that contradict those ideals.”
Richard Weinstein has been a member of the GMC art department since 1985. He describes his paintings as “concerned with the relationship and interaction between people and their landscape.”
“I am totally involved with the formal aspect of the picture - the abstract qualities of light, color, space, and texture,” his artist statement reads. “In the end, the organization of these elements becomes the dominant aspect of my picture making and the thing I think most about during the painting process."
Dick Weis serves as professor of fine art and director of international studies programs at GMC. In 2003, he traveled to South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar and artist-in-residence at Hannam University. His work is affiliated with the Yvonne Rapp Gallery in Louisville, KY, Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, and the West Rutland Artist Guild in West Rutland, VT.
The Feick Fine Arts Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m.