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December 24, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 5, 2020
VINS is proud to display the work of three local artists: Wendy Klemperer, Jackie Padich and Miranda Thomas. Klemperer, who earned her B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1983, has exhibited work in New York as well as Maine, Montana and Virginia. Her work has appeared in venues ranging from sculpture parks to an airport. Klemperer divides her time between Brooklyn and New Hampshire. Padich, originally of Long Island, earned her B.F.A. from SUNY New Paltz and now lives in Vermont, where she maintains a studio. Her work incorporates natural imagery to explore themes of human experience. Thomas, who resides in Vermont and works in the Upper Valley, brings themes drawn from the natural world into her paintings. With multiple awards and exhibitions to her name, Thomas been commissioned to create works for presidents and other world leaders. The paintings of Klemperer and Thomas will appear at the VINS Pavilion, as will sculpture by Padich. All are welcome to find the wonder of the natural world, expressed and captured in these artists’ work.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to VINS.
Wendy Klemperer earned a bachelor’s in biochemistry at Harvard before moving to NYC to pursue art full time, earning a B.F.A. in sculpture at Pratt Institute in 1983. She has received many residency grants, including from the Skowhegan School, Mac-Dowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Sculpture Space in Utica, Denali National Park, and SIAS University in Xinzheng, China. She has exhibited extensively in NYC and throughout the United States. Installations include Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, the Bridgewater-Lustberg Gallery, NYC, The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln MA, and Pratt Institute Sculpture Park in Brooklyn, in recent years she has had solo shows at LIU Humanities Gallery and Studio 10 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. June LaCombe, who represents Klemperer in Maine, organized comprehensive solo shows at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay in 2009 and Maine Audubon in Freeport in 2010. Permanent installations include Great Falls International Airport, MT, Newport News Public Art Foundation, VA, SUNY Farmingdale College Campus, NY, Portland International Jetport, ME, Lay Sculpture Park, Missouri, Somersby Landing Sculpture Park, Newburyport, MA, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, and Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens. Klemperer lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Nelson, NH.
Miranda Thomas is best known for her pottery decorated with swirling fish, rabbits leaping stags, “trees of life,” and scrolling patterns. Her watercolors and paintings are another expressive view on our surrounding natural world. Her work, made right here in the Upper Valley, reflects the beauty and captivating natural world around her. Internationally she is known for her pieces that have been given as diplomatic gifts to many leaders around the world as emblems and messages of Peace.
Jackie Padich was born and raised in Long Island, New York and moved to New Paltz, New York to pursue an education in the arts. She received a B.F.A. in Ceramics and a B.S. in Visual Arts Education from SUNY New Paltz before moving to Vermont in 2018. Jackie currently maintains a personal studio practice, works as an educator and is an apprentice at ShackletonThomas where she works as a production potter. Through her work, Jackie seeks to contemplate the universalities of human experience in order to foster meaningful connections between people. Jackie is deeply inspired by the natural world, finding limitless metaphor and allegory for human experience. This is expressed through the use of flora and fauna imagery in combination with conceptual influences such as poetry, surrealism, philosophy and psychoanalysis.
The Artist Exhibition will be on display at the VINS Nature Center from September 27, 2019 to January 4, 2020. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.359.5000.