2010 Exhibitions

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January

Nagoya/Vermont

Janet Fredericks, Sophie Hood, Riki Moss, Janet Van Fleet

Read more about the Nagoya/Vermont project at nagoya-vermont.blogspot.com>>

Read More about the participating artists>>


February – March

Cheap Art Isn’t Dead, It Just Smells Funny

The Boxcutter Cabaret presents a cheap art extravaganza! Featuring cardboard, house paint, cheap ideals and guaranteed lowest prices on she-she low brow art. Performance & presentations by: The Cafe des Cheap Artistes: Modern Times Theater, Bread & Puppet Theater, The Awareness Theater Co., animation by Meredith Holch & much more.

Come feast your eyes on this plethora of themes all writ large on garbage from the back allies of everywhere. See mind splitting prints. Enjoy cardboard paintings like you’ve never seen before. Read insidiously clever propaganda. Something for everyone: fake impressionist dribble, modernist who-ha, futurist babble, cubist bullshit and serious and well executed works of da-daism.

All of this nonsense brought to you by a collection of cheap artists from all corners of the country.

And, in the true spirit of cheap art, we’ve got a recession proof guarantee: All works of art FIVE DOLLARS, yes you heard right, FIVE AMERICAN DOLLARS is all it will take to bring home a piece of this historic effort.

No, cheap art isn’t dead, it just smells funny.

Note from FLYNNDOG: The Cheap Art actually doesn’t smell bad at all. Hope to see you on Friday!


May – June

Alter(ed) Ego

A group portrait, in vignettes, of those characters (real or imagined) in our lives

Alter Ego: from Latin, the Other I

Enhanced with contemporary language and due irreverence: Alter(ed) Ego: the Other I, revised, repaired, revisited
(you decide, the I’s have it, beauty in the I of the beholder, i-art in the tradition i-touch, I phone i-everything)
Less precisely, Alter Ego can also refer to the different behaviors any person may display in various situations.
Here, we are also expanding the perspective to include family and friends, who often conspire to be part of ourselves.

Participating Artists: Riki Moss, Tina Escaja, Wendy James, Marylen Grigas, Emily Anderson, Janet Van Fleet, Melanie Putz Brotz, Sharon Webster, Terry Zigmund, Sarah Kariko, Marie Davis, Bren Alvarez, Catherine Hall, Jane E. Horner, Dhyana paramitra (virtue) of meditation

Also I am proud to relay that ALTER(ed) EGO artist, Marylen Grigas, had her work from this exhibition recognized by BoxCar Poetry an online poetry review. Read the review>>

Poet, Artist and Professor of Romance Languages at UVM, Tina Escaja, produced these wonderful and inspired videos of ALTER(ed) EGO a group portrait, in vignettes, of those characters (real or imagined) in our lives:

Read More>>


June, July, August

UnAltered

Participating Artists: Riki Moss, Tina Escaja, Wendy James, Marylen Grigas, Emily Anderson, Janet Van Fleet, Melanie Putz Brotz, Sharon Webster, Terry Zigmund, Sarah Kariko, Marie Davis, Bren Alvarez, Catherine Hall, Jane E. Horner, Dhyana paramitra (virtue) of meditation


September

On The Planet (Vermont)

Japanese and American artists explore biodiversity in a three site exhibit at Studio Place Arts, Millstone Hill, Flynn Dog
Participating artists: Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert : found branches, Yoshiaki Kita : photographs, Izuru Mizutani : digital projection installation, Shige Moriya : smoke on paper, Nori Morimoto : carved wood, Anne Cummings : collage, Shinoda Ryuta : installation, Masayuki Nishimura : installation, Cheryl Betz : graphite on dictionary pages, and prints by: Ricca Ito, Sayuri Fukumaru, Sae Nakano, Maki Morimura, Miyako Suzuki, Rushia Yoshida, Takako Uemura, Eri Otsuki, Chihiro Kobayashi, Maki Sakamoto, Noriko Ishida : prints

Art Hop (Sept 10 & 11)

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 – 6pm and 7pm
Taiko Drummers

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 – 7:30pm
Shamisen Performance

Dance performance by Yukio Washio. The 20 minute performance included four different songs by Ms. Kichina Kineya as Shamisen player/singer and Yukiko Washio as dancer: Sakura, Ake no Kane, Goroh, Hanami Odori.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 – 2-3pm
Poetry Reading by Nathalie Handal

Nathalie Handal, a Palestinian-American poet from New York, will read from her newest collection of poetry, Love and Strange Horses, and from Language for a New Century, her anthology on contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian poetry. Ms. Handal’s reading is sponsored by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 – 4-6pm
Artist Talks from the On The Planet Exhibit


October

“Afterward” Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert & Janet Van Fleet

Sculptural works


November – December

Mushak Pacha | Nuevos Tiempos | New Times

Contemporary paintings by brothers Inty and Yauri Muenala reflecting the traditional culture of the Kichwa of the Ecuadorian Andes.
The show ran from November 2010 to February 2011

Dos Hermanos:

Inty Muenala, Yauri Muenala, artistas indigenas contemporaneos dedicados a conservar y transmitir la simbologia y cosmologia de la cultura kichwa de los andes una cultura llena de vida y tradicion milenaria, atravez del arte y sus diferentes manifestaciones.

Las texturas terrosas, los simbolos andinos las historias milenarias y lo vivencial del mundo globalizado se cojugan en una misma propuesta donde la identidad es lo mas importante la identidad de lo diferente, la identidad de lo natural, la identidad de una nacion, (nacion Kichwa) la identidad de un simbolo, la identidad propia, como ser humano, con historia presente y futuro trangresor.

  TRANSLATION:
Two brothers:

Inty Muenala and Yauri Muenala, contemporary indigenous artists devoted to preserving and sharing the cosmology of the Andean Kichwa culture–a culture filled with life and millenarian tradition–through art and its different manifestations.

The earthy textures, Andean symbols, millenarian (hi)stories and the experience of a globalized world combine in a single proposal where identity matters most: the identity of that which is different; the identity of that which is natural; the identity of a nation; the Kichwa nation; the identity of a symbol; self-identity; how to be human, with a present history and a transgressive future. (Translation by Leonora Dodge)

 

The opening reception on November 5th was a benefit dinner party with live Latin music, authentic food, an art show and more! The closing reception showcased a dance performance by Lisbet Conejo of Ecuador.