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New show ‘Arts Labor Found’ debuts at the KAG

Despite 30 or more new gallery shows and opening receptions held in the last several years, the opening reception Saturday, Aug. 31 at the gallery showcasing artists affiliated with the Killington Arts Guild was nothing short of inspiring. The newly renovated gallery, located above Cabin Fever Gifts, looked fresh and bright and upon entering one could go in any direction and be delighted with the artistic works on display.

Artists like Sara Longworth capture our beautiful Vermont by using torn paper to create collages that remind us of walks down a favorite country roads. Walk a little farther and you will be reminded of Vermont's red barns and covered bridges that are scattered about the countryside; Dawn Kranz's oil paintings interpret these red barns.

One cannot walk around the gallery without stopping for a closer look at Phaedra's hand blown glass interiors. No question of the beauty that seems to come from the inside out but they also bring out our curious side when we look and question how they are done. They are truly beautiful and worth a long look.

Ann Day's geraniums will make you smile while Robert Pye's sculpture in marble titled "A Rabbit Noticed" will have you wondering about what exactly is it that the rabbit might notice.

A new photography member of the Guild, Gerald Munger, has three pieces depicting moving water; one is already sold.

When you experience the joy, the color and the creativity that produces the work of these talented Vermonters who absolutely love what they do, your own imagination and maybe even your own creative side will be awakened. Don't miss this show. An hour enjoying the photos, watercolors and other interpretations of our beautiful state will be time well spent.

On your way out take a look at Mary Fran Lloyd's edgy contemporary work. Her work certainly helps to validate that there is something for everyone in this show. 

The Killington Arts Guild Gallery is located upstairs at Base Camp Outfitters and Cabin Fever Gifts at 2363 Rt. 4 across from the foot of the Killington Road and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more info vist  killingtonartsguild.org.

Photo by Susan Wacker-Donle
Oil Painting "Vt. Round Barn" by Dawn Krantz

Photo by Susan Wacker-Donle
A collage made of torn paper by Sara Longworth.