Stephen Huneck in the Rankin Gallery
Catamount Arts is hosting a rotating annex of the late St. Johnsbury artist, Stephen Huneck, in the Rankin Gallery. The exhibit is free to view and all are welcome. With the unconditional love dogs give us, we certainly are our pure loves.
Catamount Arts is excited to have a place for Stephen Huneck’s artwork and hopes this exposure will help visitors and the members of the community spread awareness Stephen Huneck’s Dog Chapel, and admission free dog park located on Dog Mountain off of Route 2 in East St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
The late artist, Stephen Huneck is an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and print maker, as well as the creator of the only Dog Chapel in the world that is located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, where he lived. In 1995, Huneck made his segue into writing and illustrating children’s books, using his black Lab named Sally as inspiration for his first title: “My Dog’s Brain“. Huneck went on to write seven more children’s books based around Sally, including the New York Times Best-seller, Sally Goes to the Beach. Stephen created and opened the Dog Chapel in 2000, what he called his “largest and most ambitious piece of artwork.” It stands on the top of Dog Mountain near his home in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Dog Mountain continues to be a free admission dog park and an annual place of refuge for dogs, dog lovers, and art fans alike. The Dog Chapel and the Stephen Huneck Gallery is open daily, as are the miles of trails that cover Dog Mountain. Huneck’s hand-carved furniture, sculptures, and woodcut prints are in many prestigious museums and private collections worldwide.
For more information you may call Catamount Arts at 802-748-2600. You can reach the Stephen Huneck Gallery at 800-449-2580 or 802-748-2700. Visit them online at www.dogmt.com.
“I believe art should be an integral part of life. I try to give my work an almost magical energy that makes the viewer feel good.” – Stephen Huneck