Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

Located in the lobby of the Vermont Supreme Court, at 111 State Street, just east of the State House, the Gallery hosts contemporary Vermont artists on a quarterly rotating basis.  This broad, open space lends itself well to larger works of art, and has for over 20 years hosted many of Vermont’s best painters, photographers, and installation artists.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays, from  8:00-4:30.   Its shows are presented in partnership with Justice Marilyn Skoglund.  

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Current Exhibit

Paintings by Claire VanVlietPaintings by Claire Van Vliet

SKY AND EARTH
Pulp paintings by Claire Van Vliet

January 3 – March 30, 2018
Monday–Friday, 8:00–4:30

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 11 • 4:00–7:00 PM
Montpelier Artwalk Reception: February 2 • 4:00–7:00 PM

111 State Street, Montpelier

Van Vliet is a true Vermont treasure, known for her print and papermaking abilities and as the founder of the esteemed Janus Press in Newark, Vermont. This latest exhibition of her work is entitled Sky and Earth—pulp paintings she created from 1995-2011. 

Inspired by the vast skies and landscapes observed over many years living in the Northeast Kingdom, Van Vliet states, “It was the clouds coming close over the plateau of Newark that made me settle there fifty years ago—they come out of the Willoughby Lake gap and feel like one could actually touch them. The plateau is high and there are long views to the hills and mountains, but mainly there is a big sky.”

Using mineral pigments in a two-dimensional handmade papermaking process to color and form the images into textured paper. Van Vilet then further develops some of the images by working with acrylic watercolor paints. Some of the pieces in the exhibit were made in collaboration with artists Katie MacGregor and Bernie Vinzani of Whiting, Maine. These collectively created works are in large format and require many hands to work with the materials.

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Vermont State Curator's Office
2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05633-5801
Phone: 802-828-0749
Fax: 802-828-3533

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