Gallery at the VAULT presents a new Open Wall show "Kaleidoscope of Color". This show includes beautiful photographs, paintings, sculpture, pen and ink, linen bowls, jewelry, mixed media and wood art to brighten your day. We also have a great steampunk table and hair fascinators. The works will be on display until July 28 along with the wooden toys for the younger set. Open Wall is a non-juried show for any artists living in a 30 mile radius of Springfield. It's diversity is just wonderful, a joy to see.
Mixed media by Jan Gould
Must See Steampunk Show at Gallery at the VAULT
Until September 27
You are invited to enjoy a new Steampunk Show at Gallery at the VAULT from now until September 27 featuring the imaginatively creative works of 5 artists.
Sue Carey created felted hats, scarves and animals all decked out, including Mortimer "Mad Catter" Springfield, the 3rd (our show mascot). Lynette Carsten has fashioned a leather hat with removable band so it can be worn as a belt, along with hair fascinators, waist pouches, ladies hats, necklaces, earrings, pins, cuff bracelets, a purse and lace fingerless gloves. Sloane Dawson has created wonderful wood based steampunk wall and standing pieces and domino pendants. Jan Gould's table is fabulous. Lightwing Designs is back with beautiful and versatile steampunk sterling and stained glass jewelry. Lois Warren's earrings and pendants are perfect for wearing to the festival which will be September 23, 24 and 25 at the Hartness House.
So what is Steampunk? To begin, it is Victorian era meets Jules Vern, steam, gears, science fiction and fashion all pulled together with imagination and fun. For a better understanding, read about it on the Festival's web site: springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com
Pen and Ink Drawing
Gallery at the VAULT welcomes Donald Hofer, distinguished and beloved teacher, as he offers a pen and ink drawing workshop on Tuesday, September 27 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Donald comes with decades of experience and his fine art is represented in many galleries and homes throughout the country.
Working from your photos, you will learn to create a drawing of your favorite pet or other pen and ink subject, including buildings. Donald uses pen and ink exercises to get you familiar with the techniques and then transfer them into your drawing. Each student will end up with a finished drawing. All levels welcome.
All paper, tracing paper, pencils, and practice description sheets, will be supplied. Workshop fee is $135. for members and $140. for non-members. Donald will have sets of Copic Multiliner pens for you to purchase at $22.39.
Two October OPEN STUDIO Weekends
Try your hand at inkle loom weaving at VAULT
Mark your calendars for October 1, 2 and 8, 9 for Open Studio Weekends, a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios and purchase high quality, hand made artwork. The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. Stop in VAULT for your copy or see http://www.vermontcrafts.com .
On Saturday Oct. 1 (between 10:00 and 1:00) and Saturday October 8 (between 1:00 and 3:00), VAULT will host ongoing, participatory demonstrations for all ages on inkle looms with Shana Frank. Shana Frank is an experienced weaver and weaving instructor. She shares her passion for inkle loom weaving at festivals, crafts fairs, and farmers markets throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Adults and young people can sign up for future inkle loom classes to learn to design and weave beautiful bookmarks, a sturdy belt, or handy strap. No weaving experience needed. Bring a friend or family member!
Fall Things Bright & Beautiful
Now through November 3
Sing the praises of fantastic fall with a show of stunning silk scarves by guest artist Teresa Hillary at Gallery at the VAULT from now through November 3. Tune up your outfits with these totally unique hand painted scarves featuring a medley of fall favorites including symphonic sunflowers, jazzy geraniums and a rhapsody of roses. Yes, there are a couple of dancing dragonflies for those who missed them in the spring. Teresa has outdone herself. Enjoy.
The Art of Colored Pencils
Come explore this fun, versatile, portable art form with Josephine Habeski on Saturday, October 17 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. This class is open to all levels of expertise. Cost is members $40., non-members $45. Please preregister. Materials list available upon registration.