StJ Art on the Street is a public art collaboration among the Window Warriors volunteers of St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Catamount Arts, the Town of St. Johnsbury, 142 Eastern, Northern Counties Healthcare, and Northern Express Care. StJ Art on the Street has support from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Curators Group, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont.
StJ Art on the Street gives a heartfelt thank you to Maple Grove Farms for sponsoring this project! Thanks to their generous support we will be purchasing easels that will be available for artists to use in future exhibitions.
Winter Featured Artists
In the Windows of 457 Railroad Street
Margaret Wiseheart Anderson
A theater costume designer for many years, Margaret has fully embraced plein air painting, capturing the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom and beyond. Michale Estar creates freeform, colorful paintings on large upcycled “canvases”. Using found materials, she builds figures and tells stories through her pieces. She has also included sculptures made by Dorian McGowan and Randall Loiacono.
In the Windows of 378 Railroad Street
Traveling for many years teaching math through the Peace Corps inspired Rosalind as a photographer. It was during these travels that she was first taught the basics of quilting. Rosalind’s work as a photographer, and the natural landscapes of Vermont and the places she’s traveled inspire the colors and patterns in her quilts.
In the window of 142 Eastern Avenue
After years of working as a textile designer and weaver, Alice returned to her first love, painting. Inspired by the local landscape, Alice explores the natural world with her camera, capturing moments inspired by color that she explores in her painting studio.
Walk toward the “Honking Tunnel”, and you will discover a new sculptural lighting installation on display on the wall of the Flatiron Building. Designed and built by lighting artist Clay Mohrman from Burlington, Vt.
Main Street Fence
This project was developed in partnership among First Night North, the St. Johnsbury Hub, St. J Sparkles, and Discover St. Johnsbury.
The murals were painted by students from Barnet School, Concord School, and St. Johnsbury School, and by community members of all ages during the St. J Sparkles Holiday Weekend. Catamount Arts donated the banners to be “upcycled” into the works of art.
Other Art Happenings around Town
462 Railroad Street
Come visit the bakery and check out a bakery-commissioned triptych painting by Valery Mahuchy. A professional sculptor from Belarus, Mahuchy now lives in Sugar Hill, NH and paints the landscape and animals of Northern Vermont and New Hampshire.
June 8th-July 16th
The Backroom Gallery greets the New Year with “Winter Blossoms” , a show of original paintings featuring botanicals by three Guild Member Artists. The Guild is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm.
397 Railroad Street
Harlan is a multidisciplinary artist based at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He employs blacksmithing, steel fabrication, painting, and oral storytelling to build an expanding, constellated narrative that invites viewers and listeners into an imaginary future. This world is generated and inspired by Harlan’s life experience, exploration and thoughts around identity, labor, perception, contemplation, fiction, community, emergence and afro-futurism. The Whirligig taproom is open Thursday through Sunday. Gallery is open to the public. For more information visit https://whirligigbrewing.square.site/
418 Railroad Street
Shaun is a photographer who grew up in Vermont, home to rolling green mountains, cows, and maple trees and tin sap buckets. Shaun now lives with his wife Elisabeth and works his craft in northern New Hampshire – their personal idea of paradise. His history with the White Mountains goes back to his teen years, when he regularly hitched rides into the wild places to experience a remoteness and ruggedness he couldn’t find anywhere else in the East.
Cosmic Cup Cafe
379 Railroad Street
Jessica Neary and Amanda Weisenfeld
The Cafe features original paintings and charcoal drawings by Jessica Neary, and hand-felted wall hangings by Amanda Weisenfeld. The cafe is now open for dinner on Fridays and Sundays. For cafe hours visit https://www.facebook.com/CosmicCupCafe
Jackie Fox Photography
Jackie Fox is a professional wedding and event photographer. Visit her studio at the New Avenue building to view art and nature photography. Prints available for purchase. For more information visit https://jackiefoxphotography.com/.
Art & Joy
375 Railroad Street
Art & Joy sells unique gifts that celebrate innovative designers, diverse artists, and local makers. In the gallery is a new show called “Little Pet Project; Fine Animal Portraits”. Made by fiber artist Missy Chimovitz aka @fiftyfootgirl of Lisbon, Portugal. https://artandjoyinvermont.com/
18 Eastern Avenue
Haven specializes in mid-century modern vintage homegoods and art, as well as work made by artisans from the northeastern US. They also host a Buch Spieler records pop-up shop. Learn more at https://hhhaven.net/
The Parking Spot for Northern Express Care
1 Eastern Avenue
A metalsmith from Danville, Joe specializes in custom residential railings. His designs are classic, modern, and always unique.
Northern Express Care
1 Eastern Avenue
Stephen Huneck’s Dog Mountain
A selection of artwork from the late Stephen Huneck featuring the iconic dogs of Dog Mountain is on view in the windows of Northern Express Care.
St J Distillery
74 Eastern Avenue
Lyman is world-renowned as a pioneer in kinetic art. With 33 years as a professional sculptor, Lyman has a vast knowledge of metals, design, and how kinetic works respond to the wind. This, and his love of nature, is the foundation for his unique Wind Sculptures. The Distillery’s Tasting Room and Speakeasy are open Thursday-Saturday from 2-9pm. Food and cocktails served from 4-8pm. http://stjohnsburydistillery.com/home.html
In the Window of 63 Eastern Avenue
Craig Harrison’s bright, large format posterized images of family life are on exhibit in the windows of Northeast Kingdom Youth Services at 63 Eastern Ave. Craig tapped into 40 years’ experience as an artist, designer, illustrator and photographer to create these bold, graphic 20″x30″ images, using composition, color and contrast to illuminate what we often fail to see.
71 Eastern Avenue
Ellen Adamson, Rachel Yoder, and Terry Faling
Ysbrydoliaeth (pronounced uh-sprid-OH-ly-eye-th) is a curiosity shop specializing in artisan wares from around the world. They are delighted to feature the work of pyrographer Ellen Adamson. Pennsylvania Dutch Designs by Rachel Yoder, and photography by Terry Faling. https://curiosityshop.us/
115 Eastern Avenue
Catamount Arts is pleased to announce its eighth annual juried show, “Arts Connect at Catamount Arts,” which will be on view in the Catamount Arts Galleries from December 14th through March 12th. Juried by Devon Zimmerman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary American Art at Maine’s Ogunquit Museum of American Art, this exhibition offers area residents an opportunity to view outstanding work by emerging and established member artists.The Arts Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, Noon-9pm.
190 Eastern Avenue
Gypsy Coast carries on the printmaking legacy through custom screen printing. View a variety of designs printed on archival paper and quality fabrics. https://www.thegypsycoastcompany.com/
St Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main Street
The gallery features over 100 paintings by American and European artists from the late eighteenth century to the middle nineteenth century. The famous Hudson River School is strongly represented by such artists as Asher B. Durand (the father of American Landscape painting), Jasper Cropsey (known for autumn landscapes), Sanford Gifford (a Luminist painter), James and William Hart (pastoral landscapes with cattle), and western views by Samuel Colman and Worthington Whittredge. Dominating the gallery from its inception has been the magnificent canvas, ten feet by fifteen feet, of the Domes of the Yosemite, by Albert Bierstadt. An audio tour is available at 802-922-9094.
The Fairbanks Museum
302 Main Street
The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium presents Inside Out: Hidden Art in Natural History Collections. This exhibit lets you see beyond the surface of the museum’s taxidermy collections. This intriguing exhibit peels away our surface understanding of objects to reveal what’s inside. This unusual concept combines radiographs of some of the museum’s oldest and most mysterious taxidermy with contemporary portraits of the same mount. What’s revealed are the bones, wires, pins, and human touch in mounts created by different taxidermists using different equipment to achieve life-like representations. The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm.
More information here: https://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/
St Johnsbury History and Heritage Center
421 Summer Street
This nonprofit organization acquires and preserves historic collections and conducts purposeful educational programs that interpret the rich heritage of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. A stunning preservation project of stained glass windows from the former Brantview mansion are on display. Open Monday through Wednesday from 10am-4pm.