On Display at Dylan’s Restaurant
-Photos by Richard Hayes
Tara Goreau & Florence Darling: The Burden of Beasts
Stop by Catamount’s Annex Gallery at Dylan’s Cafe and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner while checking out the wonderful artwork by Tara Goreau & Florence Darling, two of this region’s brilliant young artists! Don’t miss this show.
The Burden of Beasts
Whether physically or figuratively, beasts inhabit our lives, imaginations, and sometimes our souls.
Beasts can be silly, encouraging, and dangerous. They can evoke compassion- making us more human, or ignite our vices- making us more primitive.
We burden beasts just as we are burdened by them. Ultimately we remember that we are beasts as well.
About the Artists
Tara Goreau is a Vermont muralist with a studio in Burlington’s South End. Living in Waterford as a teenager, she attended St. Johnsbury Academy, graduating in 2006. Since earning her B.F.A. from Johnson State College in 2011, she has painted numerous murals around her home state of Vermont and beyond. Some of her murals can be seen at Pete’s Greens of Craftsbury, The Cellars at Jasper Hill in Greensboro, The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, Meals on Wheels in Morrisville, City Market in Burlington, and most recently at the Winooski Memorial Library. Her work tends to be vibrant and whimsical, with a touch of dark humor at times. She enjoys conducting community art projects with kids of all ages, and will be installing a Musaic mural at the Carriage House behind Catamount Arts this spring, which was painted with the help of NEK middle school students from four local schools, as well as a local musician. Tara recently started teaching art as an adjunct professor at Sterling College in Craftsbury this winter, and continues to paint and do graphic design for local organizations, businesses, and individuals. Find her work at www.walltonic.com and www.arteatergallery.com.
Florence Darling, a native of Passumpsic, recently moved back to the area from Asheville, North Carolina to work full time as a teacher in the Fine Arts Department at St. Johnsbury Academy. A graduate of Johnson State College, Florence earned her B.F.A. with a focus on printmaking and pottery. She is adept at intaglio, a traditional printmaking technique, as well as other fine art media. The skills of her artist parents (also teachers at the Academy), are reflected in her own mastery of 3-D and 2-D media. She won a Fellowship with the Vermont Studio Center in 2011, where she experimented new methods of copper-plate printmaking that allowed her to illustrate the strange notions of humanity with the recurring placement of haunting characters. Her imaginative work is intriguingly twisted, playful, and thought provoking. In 2012, Florence participated in the first annual Fine Art Print Fair at the Asheville Museum of Art. In 2013 she exhibited her work in a show called “Seven Artists” with her Academy colleagues at Catamount Arts. And in 2014 she was a part of an exhibit called “Copper and Gold” on Broome St. in New York City.