I met Dianne Trivers at a reception at the Killington Arts Guild
Gallery. She has been nominated to the KAG Board of Directors for
2013. I asked her what she would like to do on the Board. "I loved
Ann Wallen. Her love and commitment to KAG inspired me. I want to
continue her work with the painting group on Tuesday morning with
Lauren Wilder. Lauren and Dianne are 'painting partners.' We call
those who meet at the Sherburne Memorial Library 'Annie's
Painters.' Ann Wallen believed everyone had artistic ability. There
is no charge for sessions from 10 a.m. to 12-noon in the Community
room where artists and beginnings share their work and ideas," she
"We hope it will be possible to have Ann's work on permanent
exhibition at the library and in the town. She was an amazing
artist who gave so much to all she knew, and her legacy stands as
an inspiration to us," Trivers continued.
Dianne Trivers also thinks the Summerfest is a wonderful idea.
Sally Curtis, KAG President organized the artists for that program,
which is only $10 a class or $200 for the whole summer. "Summerfest
used to be much bigger; I would like to see it become a major event
at the Killington Resort again," said Trivers.
Dianne and her husband moved to Vermont from Massachusetts, both
were former skiers. She holds many certifications in the field of
education and has served as a teacher and a consultant. As an only
child she had amused herself by doodling, sketching and painting by
When she went to the University of Lowell she met Ann Schecter,
an art critic and studied with her for ten years at the Whistler
House. In her sophomore year at college the art department was
developed and she was able to take a secondary degree in art. She
has studied a variety of art mediums with Carlton Plummer and with
Massachusetts artists: Nancy Russo and Tom Gill. Her areas of
interest are: watercolor, oils, pastels and the needle arts.
Dianne Trivers is delighted that her two granddaughters love
art. They attend sessions at the Sherburne Library to paint and
have demonstrated an amazing ability to concentrate.