Michelle Saffran. “In the Beginning”
In the Downstairs Gallery
Why We Go On
August 14 through Sept. 27, 2015
Opening reception is Saturday, August 22, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours through September 27: Fridays 3 – 6 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays Noon – 3 p.m.; and all day during the 9/6 New World Festival.
FLEETING MOMENTS: WHY WE GO ON is the first of two companion art shows for the David Budbill-Erik Nielsen collaboration A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine. This show includes photography, sculpture, poetry and art made from the pulp of recycled combat uniforms. Participating artists responded to the call for work that speaks to the hardships and joys of rural living; love and loss; distrust of differences; and the experience of returning veterans, their families and communities. Intended as a counterpoint to the opera, selected works reflect the duality and balance point between despair and hope, loss and recovery, and fleeting moments that deliver us from the struggles of everyday life.
Featured artists: Ruth Coppersmith, Kevin Hart, Holly King, Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Michelle Saffran, Jackie Smith, John Snell, Jon Turner, Isabel Weinger-Nielsen, Bonny Willett. Poets: David Budbill, Geoff Hewitt, Diane Swan, and Jon Turner.
This exhibit runs concurrently with six Vermont performances of A Fleeting Animal, culminating with a final performance 9/20 on the Main Stage of the Chandler. A second exhibit with different art responding to the same themes will be at the Barre Opera House during the month of September.
For more information: www.afleetinganimal.com, or Jackie Smith (802-922-4127), firstname.lastname@example.org
A FLEETING ANIMAL OPERA PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 2015
Friday, September 11: Barre Opera House 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 12: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 13: Hardwick Town House 4 p.m.
Friday, September 18: Woodstock Town Hall Theater 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 19: Vergennes Opera House 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 20: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph 4 p.m.