While I was looking over the schedule for Summerfest, someone
behind me said, "Wow! What a program. This is what Killington has
always needed." For ten years KAG member, Jill Dye, has given very
successful art classes for Summerfest. Her husband, Duane Finger
lectured. This year they are both on a pilgrimage in Europe and KAG
is doing the art.
Art classes will be held Thursdays and Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. in
Cooper's Coffee on the ground floor of Snowshed Lodge offering a
variety of mediums-each class costs $10. Member, Linda Kropp, is
giving four sessions in July on "One Stroke Painting" - basic
rosebuds, wildflowers, sunflowers and four more advanced "One
Stroke" in August ($40 each).
Additionally the Guild's classes will include a tour to Woodstock
Galleries and three KAG sessions in July with Alice Sciore and
Nancy Pisano (Subtraction Oil Painting) and five in August
including Myra Grosinger (Georgia O'Keefe Style Painting), a
framing and hanging workshop, a visit to the Vermont Institute of
Contemporary Art in Chester and on August 24 a Summerfest Art show
and Reception at the KAG Gallery at Cabin Fever Gifts. The Art Show
reception is open to the public.
Summerfest includes complimentary events and those for a fee:
lectures, book reviews, digital photography, cooking, classic
films, card games and more.
All schedules, registration and posting of changes are at the Grand
Hotel. Most events, accept the art, will be in the Escapade Room in
the Hotel. Both summer and year round residents can
The total program, with many extras, is available at $175 per month
or $350 for the whole summer. Information on the art program is on
KAG's website www.killingtonartsguild.org or call Sally Curtis
If the Vermont Maturity Magazine's "Expo Fifty Plus" held on June 9
was any example, Summerfest will be exceptional too. KAG made a
significant contribution with five well attended art demonstrations
with enthusiastic participants and Pot Luck's musical contributions
in the Ovation Restaurant. Attendees, including many KAG members,
found new ideas and memorabilia at the exhibits and a chance at
fabulous door prizes.