Accessible parking and entrance to VAULT is in the parking lot behind the gallery. (Entrance to parking lot is a few doors down on the right.) Best is to call us at 802-885-7111 so that we’ll expect you or ring the doorbell.
A peek at Scott Grand's beautiful wooden spinners -- now available at Gallery at the VAULT!
Many will remember Joe Tantillo who lived in Springfield some years ago and highlighted Springfield’s history and landscapes in his photographs. Three of his large photographs have been on permanent view on the outside wall of the Huber Building, in the Alleyway just outside Gallery at the VAULT.
VAULT is pleased to announce that a collection of Joe Tantillo’s Springfield photographs, Springfield’s Machine Tool Shops and Countryside, is now on special exhibit and for sale. Joe Tantillo’s graphic design work led him into the world of digital photography and that expanded his vision of the world. He creates abstracts using layers of photographic images and says that this exploration of the inner and outer world is an “exhilarating experience”. Joe now lives in Kingston, New York.
This is your chance to own a piece of Springfield History.
What a great time of year to make beautiful jewelry at Gallery at the VAULT. Join Lyn Parker Haas on Saturday, February 24 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. to create pendants with pine needle coiling and lovely cabochons.
A a beginner or experienced pine needle coiler, you an make one or more pendants. If you are new to pine needle coiling, this is a fabulous first project because you can create a beautiful product that you will love wearing in a one day class. If you are an experienced coiler, you may add embellishments by learning to make spaces, wrapping rows, and adding beads. You also may successfully complete more than one pendant.
Cost is $35 members and $40. non-members. Materials fee is $15. to $20. depending on the stone you choose. The only thing you need to bring is a pair of scissors.
Delicious Wrap-up of the Eighth Annual Chocolate Tasting
VAULT’s 8th Annual Chocolate Tasting was a great success as many new and loyal friends stopped by to enjoy the feast and support the VAULT. As a non-profit, the VAULT is grateful for the donations we received to support VAULT programs. We cannot thank the businesses enough that gave the time and talents of their chefs and staff to make the sweets enjoyed by all. There is a saying that says, “you had to be there”. To give you an idea of the variety and quality of chocolate creations donated, imagine rich chocolate flourless chocolate cake from the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, and a mouth-watering display of Mediterranean and European inspired dessert creations presented by Aroma Catering. Dark chocolate and peanut butter truffles from Springfield’s Hartness House Inn were sampled along with tarts and mint brownies baked at Heritage Deli and Bakery in Chester. Premier chocolatiers were represented by Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Raspberry Chocolate Valentine Hearts and handmade dark and white chocolate from Daily Chocolate in Vergennes. Organic and fair-trade 70% chocolate was sent from Vicuna Chocolate of Peterborough, NH and Red Kite Candy in Bradford gave fresh, creamy chocolate caramels. The Springfield Food Co-op gave samples of jumbo salted caramel and raspberry chocolate bars. Finally, the Vermont Country Store donated luscious dark Almond Joy, Butter Cream, Cashew Chocolates, French Mint, Lemon Cream, Orange Half, and Peanut Butter Blankets. The design for our colorful poster was donated by graphic artist, Dan O’Donnell. Last but not least, I want to thank all the volunteers and friends of the VAULT who baked delicious sweets for our “cookie assortments” (still a few left) and all who helped organize and publicize the day.
A small selection of chocolates remain. Stop in, enjoy, and check out the Student Art Show, Joe Tantillo’s photograph collages, and the Winter Raffle.
Next year’s VAULT Chocolate Tasting will be on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
Nancy Lent Lanoue
Secretary, VAULT Board
The Art of Colored Pencils
Come explore this fun, versatile, portable art form with Josephine Habeski on Saturday, March 3 at Gallery at the VAULT. Josephine will cover the basics of pencil drawing and the techniques to achieve rich contrasts, textures, patterns and reflections. You will learn how to achieve the results that work best for you, using a minimal selection of tools. Comments by previous students include "great teacher, wonderful class, learned about new techniques to apply, excellent". This class is open to all levels of expertise to enjoy and learn.
Cost is members $40., non-members $45. Please preregister as Josephine's class will fill up quickly. Materials list available upon registration.
Calling All Local Artists
You are invited to show your work at Gallery at the VAULT in our Open Wall Show. This is a chance to display your work in a non-juried show. There is no fee. The theme for our next show is "A Time for Renewal". This is a great opportunity for artists who would like to get their work out there for the first time as well as for seasoned artists. Please bring work that is framed and wired for hanging and acceptable for viewing by all ages. You can bring in 2 works if they are 18'" x 20" or smaller, or 1 if it is larger. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery and fiber art are welcome along with the paintings and photos. The time to bring them in is Thursday, March 1 from 5pm to 6:30 pm, Friday, March 2 from 11am to 5pm., and Saturday March 3 from 11am to 5pm. The show will run from March 7 to May 3.
Calendar of Events for February
2/3 - Our annual Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser to support VAULT’s programs, noon to 4 pm
2/10 - “Winter’s Brooks and Woodlands in Pastel” workshop with Robert Carsten
2/17 - “Needle felt a Snowy Owl” workshop with Sue Carey
2/24 - "Pendant with Cabochon & Pine Needle Coiling"workshop with Lyn Parker Haas