3 new shows at the Guild through June

After a year of lockdown, we’re busting out all over this June with three shows at the Guild gallery:

Signs of Life is a two-person show featuring monoprints by Jeannie Podolak and carved assemblages by Dan Brett. In this show Podolak and Brett present a series of metaphorical pieces that express their experience surviving the past year. Each artist began with a point of inspiration in nature — a sign that life was still breathing under the heavy cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. For Jeannie Podolak, it was the moon. For Daniel Brett, beetles. With titles like “Patience,” “Passage”, “Serenity” and even “Whimsy”, the work expresses qualities the artists called upon to get through the pandemic.

Our all-member, all-media show, 2020 Vision: Reflecting On A World-Changing Year is part of a state-wide series organized by the Vermont Curators Group to celebrate work created by Vermont artists during the 2020 Covid year. In spite of the constraints of the pandemic, Guild artists have produced a rich blend of work in all media – over 30 pieces by 30 artists. To find more shows in this series and learn how over 50 museums and galleries in Vermont are reflecting the year 2020 and how it has affected our world, click here .

And last but not least, we proudly introduce Middlebury painter Beth Svenningsen  with a mini-show of Vermont landscapes. Beth says: “A deep admirer of our state’s natural beauty, I explore the intersection of landscape and architecture in delicate, water-based mediums. I am inspired by the ever evolving seasons and how they transform our surroundings.”

Drop by the Guild gallery through July 6 to see all this amazing work!