Seasons of Lethe ~ Work by Quinn Dray
Lethe, being a river in the Greek underworld from which souls drink in order to be reincarnated and reenter the world of the living, causes one to completely forget their former life. Drinking of Lethe, therefore, represents a moment of extreme transition, renewal, and loss experienced in order to move ahead. Moreover, as a soul nears Lethe and its promise of amnesia, it seems natural that it would rifle through all of its memories and linger on those that have emotional significance. Dray’s art explores these ideas by presenting memories revisited by a soul journeying through the underworld on its way to Lethe as material structures and landscapes within 2D media. Each piece is meant to show the distortion of memories by the strong emotions associated with them and the knowledge that they are soon to disappear.
Quinn Dray is a self-taught artist and illustrator currently living in Burlington, VT. His work attempts to capture architecturally complex and emotionally informed landscapes playing with the idea of perception being dependent on the memories and affective state of the viewer.
June 3rd -30th, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3rd, 6pm
Open Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12-5pm
Modern Maturity with Prints by Fay Stanford
Opens May 6th 6-9pm with an optional Whiskey & Cheese Tasting
“Old age has been called another country. I’ve got my passport—I’m on Medicare—and I expect someday to be a full time resident.
My parents, of course, have preceded me. They are eighty-eight and eighty-seven years old and they live 1000 miles away in separate assisted living encampments. My sisters and I visit when we can and help with driving and doctors. My mother is in a dementia home—not just another country, another planet.
I am investigating old, old age by poking at it with this long stick called art making. The trick will be in how gracefully I can manage my own transition, given the chance, to this not-so-far-away land of unforgiving terrain.” ~ Fay Stanford
ONE Arts is proud to present “Heart and Home” an eight person show that examines personal perspectives on the impact of neighborhood and community. Local artists, Ted Wimpey, Winnie Looby, John Rovnak, Rick Castillo, Robin Katrick, Robert Brunelle, Amey Radcliffe, and Jennie Kristel honor Fair Housing month with their own reflections of home. Image credit: John Rovnak “A Place to Rest Your Head”
April is designated fair housing month due to the passing of the Fair Housing Act, an act closely associated with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that sought to end housing discrimination and advance inclusivity and social justice. It was signed into law on April 11th 1968 and hence prohibited housing discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and family status. Vermont enacted such laws in 1987 further protecting age, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please join us for an opening reception and cocktail party on Friday, April 1st, from 6-9. There is a $5 suggested donation after 7 pm. Open hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon until five through Saturday, April 30th.
CONTEXERE (Lat. To weave, entwine, braid)*
Multiple strands of texts and images, words and visual arrangement in space and time, and the complex processes of verbal and non-verbal communication. Opening this Friday evening with a cocktail party featuring pop-up readings and performances by the artists from 6-10 p.m.
Artists include, Carolyn Crotty, Tina Escaja, Sharon Webster, Barbara Hauzinger, Bobby Seaman, Kim Gifford, joshuA, Lorna Dielentheis, Jessica Lewis, Genese Grill, Diane Gayer, Margaret Coleman.
March 4-27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4th, 6-10pm ($5 suggested donation after 7pm)
Open Hours, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-5pm
ONE Arts and ArtsRiot are thrilled to invite you to a Bernie Pop-Up Art Auction, Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm at ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington to support Bernie Sanders for President. Join us for a pre-auction art social, art auction to be followed by a Bernie Party! Art will be auctioned to the individuals who donates the most to the Bernie campaign on the spot. The entire auction is a donation to the campaign! If you are interested in helping out with any part of the event, submitting artwork, and/or a 30 second video clip of your support for Bernie Sanders contact email@example.com. Or call Mellisa at 518.649.6464…..Let’s get together, get excited, and #FeeltheBern!!
Phil Laughlin and Robert Chamberlin pair up for a show at the ONE Arts Center on February 6th 2016 reinventing the classic Vermont landscape. Laughlin uses a contrast of light and dark inviting the viewer to make a closer observation of the work while Chamberlin’s derivations allow the viewer to make his or her own interpretations. Together these artists bring a fresh new look at what a 21st century Vermont landscape can be.
Show Dates: February 5-29, 2016
Opening Reception and Mixer Friday, February 5th 6-10 pm
(After 7pm, a $5 donation is suggested)
Open Hours Saturday and Sunday from noon-five
Hey all and Happy New Year! 2015 was an eventful year for us! We can’t believe the Art Center has been open for a year and 3 months already. What a whirlwind it’s been: SO many art shows, 2 Holiday Markets, vibrant kids’ art classes and camps, countless art/craft making events and more. We’re thrilled to be a part of the Old North End community and we’re looking forward to another great year!