If you’re into art or would like to encourage your children to develop an art interest, Catamount Arts features terrific, ever-changing exhibits in the main gallery (enter Catamount Arts main doors and walk straight ahead). Admission is free, though there is a donation box in the gallery.
Now through September 30th, Catamount Arts is featuring, “Dogs, Angels and More Dogs: Works 1985-2010” a Stephen Huneck exhibit.
Here’s an excerpt from the Catamount Site:
“Dogs, Angels and More Dogs: Works 1985-2010,” presenting the whimsical creations of late Vermont artist Stephen Huneck, will be the featured exhibit at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury from August 1 through September 30 of this year. The exhibit is the first major retrospective of the artist’s works since his death in January, 2010.
Mounted with the full cooperation and involvement of Huneck’s wife Gwen, the exhibit spans the period of Huneck’s greatest productivity and fame and includes not only many of the artist’s most famous prints of Labrador Retrievers, but also sculptures, stained glass, books and even furniture featuring his signature look. A special highlight of the exhibit will be the “Dog Chapel” installation, a personal meditation area that will include a bench handmade by Huneck, a window he created for the original chapel, a message wall and even a live, internet connection to the chapel so that exhibit goers can share in the actual experience of visiting the famous tourist attraction, which is located just outside the village of St. Johnsbury. The exhibit itself is timed to coordinate with the annual Dog Chapel Annual Picnic, which brings thousands of visitors from all over the country to the Northeast Kingdom each August. A special reception honoring Huneck and his work will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday, August 12, at Catamount Arts, which is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The reception is free and open to the public.