Sometimes it’s painting a set, spatter and wash
Or it’s painting a memory, on a stone in the woods with light behind and water ahead
It feels like a bridge falling down, my mind as it moves to reach the surface through my hands
Mostly I try to remember not to paint a fish, but the passage of it’s leap from the water
and to keep everything open down to the bottom, so that shapes and lines can call to each other in time.
The paintings, the eight waterfalls are represented, and they’ll hang together in four days. -Paul
Paul Theriault began to work with with wood, paint and paper while he studied as a scenic designer, and began to learn what pictures to make in the years before, during and since, his attention constantly arrested by any appearance of a drip, puddle, pond, or waterfall. When not in the studio, he is a bookseller in Boston, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wonderful wife, son and daughter.
Opening Reception – Friday, April 11, 5-7pm
Mary Tapogna – Mosaics – April 2014
Reception: 5-7pm, April 11
Mosaic artist Mary Tapogna lives and works in Portland, OR. She has a BFA in Photography from the Cincinnati Art Academy, and notes, “My work is unique, in that my photographic eye transfers into a very textured and unorthodox medium. My mosaics are fabricated using accumulated materials, images and ideas. I utilize found and discarded materials of all kind for my work.” Her mosaic work, including portraits, vases, lamps, and wall hangings, has been exhibited throughout the country. She has also completed several public art commissions, the most recent of which is an outdoor fireplace at the restaurant Fire on the Mountain in Portland.
Mary will be spending the month of April here in St. Johnsbury, working on a commissioned sculpture to be placed in front of Catamount Arts. The sculpture will incorporate pieces created by students at the St. Johnsbury School, where she will conduct an artist residency. Community members are welcome to stop by Catamount Outback Artspace during the week of April 14-18 (school vacation week) to watch Mary work; please call ahead to let us know when you would like to come by (802-748-2600, ext. 108).