The Splendors of Fall Hand Painted on Silk Scarves
September 19 to October 23
It's all about fall. Special guest artist Teresa Hillary returns to Gallery at the VAULT with the year's richest colors hand painted on flowing silk scarves from September 19 to October 23. These works of art are a fabulous way to add the season to your wardrobe. Each scarf starts out as a blank silk canvas stretched across a frame. Teresa then draws a design freehand onto the silk with a paint resistant outliner. Next the blank shapes burst into life as the silk paint is applied, bring colour and depth to the designs. Once dry, the silk is removed from the frame and the colors baked onto the fine but surprisingly strong fabric which is then washable and of course wearable.
Gallery at the VAULT Key Stop on Statewide Open Studio Tour
October 3 and 4 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Exhibits and studios of 108 Vermont artisans will be open October 3 and 4 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) during Vermont Open Studio Weekend sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council. As a Vermont State Craft Center that exhibits and sells the work of 160 artists, Gallery at the VAULT is also a key location to stop in and pick up the Open Studio Tour Map, now available, and find out about artists in the area.
While you’re at VAULT, enjoy Teresa Hillary’s newest collection of hand painted pure silk scarves and shawls, It’s All About Fall. Select a handmade Vermont ornament from Green Mountain Glass. New this year are framed hand-cut holiday Scherenschnitte pictures by Lea Boldt. Take home a tiny animal painting on canvas by Donna Elery.
It’s always the season for jewelry. There’s a beautiful new display from Only Silver. Danforth Pewter, Martha Welch’s Vintage Button Jewelry, Rosie’s Wonders, T. Breeze Verdant’s inlay jewelry are just some of the other collections.
Our newest collection of hand-thrown and hand-painted pottery (dragonflies, gingko leaves, and wildflowers) is from York Hill Pottery. Susan Raber Bray’s ceramic birds perch nearby and Susan Smith-Hunter’s unique Green Man sculptures grace the front window.
Step into the Open Wall Room and see Woods, Rocks and Water, the latest in our unique series of non-juried art shows open to all local artists. Find out about VAULT’s fall and winter line-up of workshops including watercolor, colored pencils, pastels, and felt characters. Children’s Art Camps are planned.
Within walking distance is the Great Hall where an exciting exhibit by nine award-winning wildlife artists is opening Oct. 3 and 4: Feather & Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest, & Farm. See full details, including opening day programs, on www.facebook.com/GreatHallSpringfield .
Gallery at the VAULT is located on 68 Main St. in Springfield. Special Open Studio hours are 10 to 5 on October 3 and 4. (Regular VAULT hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 5.) For more information, see www.galleryvault.org and for details on Open Studio Weekend visit www.vermontcrafts.com. Hope to see you at VAULT!