Wed, Feb 22, 2012 09:25 AM
The Rotary Painting Event at the Killington Arts Guild Gallery
was scheduled for one day, Sunday Feb. 12. We didn't think it could
be done in such a short time but here is what happened as reported
by Sally Curtis:
Five Rotary men with staging and extension rollers painted the two
rooms including the high ceiling near the front windows and the
foyer from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Done in less than a day!
The Rotary painters included: Red Glaze, Paul Holmes, Chad
Aston, John Brennan, and Jon Curtis. Clary Jonker and Sally helped
with cutting and painting in the corners and along the base
boards and supplied coffee, muffins and apple turnovers.
Diane Miller, owner of Cabin Fever Gifts contributed oranges and
chocolate chip cookies. Mike Young arrived at the end, stayed to
clean up paint spots on the rug, remove the ceiling light fixtures
for cleaning, and rehang the Gallery sign.
"It was an awesome event of cooperative spirit and now the Gallery
is a gleaming and bright home for the new show, Art in Your Life,"
Sally said. The room was ready for the shows opening reception on
Saturday Feb. 18.
Mark this all up to good planning and experience.
Mike Young, KAG treasurer, had touched up the walls repeatedly
since the KAG Gallery opened in the fall of 2008. This year it was
apparent that a comprehensive job of rehabilitation and painting
needed to be done. Sally wrote to the Rotarians requesting support,
they agreed and surveyed the job, insisted on painting everything
including the ceiling. They brought to the job an impressive skill
set. Red Glaze, for example, is a well-known builder in Killington
who built Glaze Brook Condominiums, Choices Restaurant, Peak
Performance Ski Shop and more; Paul Holmes, "The Head
Penguin" a former Educational Administrator and outdoor
photographer (outdoorimages.ifp3.com) and Rotary fundraiser; Chad
Aston and John Brennan, Sally's husband, both with painting
experience and Jon Curtis President-elect of the Rotary.
Thank You all!
The show, Art in Your Life, is on display at the KAG Gallery at
Cabin Fever Gifts. It is open to the public daily from 9:30 a.m. to
6 p.m. until May 20.
For KAG information: www.killingtonartsguild.org; for this