The Stars Rose Up Over the Sea

Kathy Stark:

New Work 2019-2022 September 2 – October 2, 2022 Opening reception: Friday, September 2, 4-7pm Artist’s Talk: Friday, September 23 at 5:30 PM. 6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602 Kathy Stark’s paintings are subtle, textural, constructed of repeating marks that might evoke fields of crops, flocks of birds, schools of fish, or simply families of color. A member of The Front since 2021, Stark has shown her work nationally and internationally for many years. Stark’s paintings are influenced by her broad travel experience and appreciation for music and nature.

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Sam Thurston - Aspects

Show 50

The Front presents Show 50 — yes, our 50th group show! — for the month of August. We are pleased to welcome several new members for this show as well. This group show will open with Montpelier’s Art Walk and a reception on August 5th from 4-8pm. It will run through August 28th. Stop by and take a look at works by members of the gallery.

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Monica DiGiovanni - Perfect in the Imperfection

Monica DiGiovanni:

…moment to moment… July 1 – 31, 2022 Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 4-8pm Artist’s Talk: Thursday, July 7, 6:30 – 7:30. In person and online via Zoom – join here. Poetry Reading and Closing Reception: July 29 – Monica will read a selection sutra excerpts and from her favorite poets. ​In person and online via Zoom – join here. …moment to moment… features Zen circles, or ensō, paintings inspired by Monica’s Zen art practice, a year in recovery from post-concussion syndrome, meditations on consciousness, interconnection, impermanence, intimacy, resilience of the human spirit, and her many years as a yoga practitioner. Starting in 2019, painting an ensō became a way for Monica to return to equilibrium and continued through the pandemic to come to terms with isolation, great loss, and a traumatic brain injury. Ancient Buddhist text says that a moment of perception takes seventeen seconds. Each single-brushstroke painting takes about the same amount of time to paint and yet contains everything leading up to the act of creation. With over sixty paintings hung together, the show asks the viewer for deeper intimacy in order to consider their own relationship to time, intention, and personal experience. Each piece is poetically titled with phrases from Zen teachings, scripture, and poetry. Viewers are invited to experience the show with or without awareness of titles and dates that place the images on a timeline in relationship to the pandemic. In the ten years that Monica has been a yoga teacher, she often reads poetry and sutra excerpts in her classes much of which has inspired the artwork. All are welcome.

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Marjorie Kramer - Trees Walking Uphill, May

Show 49

The Front presents Show 49 for the month of June. This group show will open with a reception on June 3rd from 4-7pm and will run through June 26th. Stop by and take a look at works by members of the gallery.

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