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; Gary Ely; the Town of St. Johnsbury; 142 Eastern; MSI Property Management, Northern Counties Healthcare, and Northern Express Care. StJ Art on the Street is brought to you by a Vermont Community Foundation Spark Grant and support from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Curators Group, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont.
St J Art on the Street received a Spark Connecting Community Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation. Spark! Connecting Community grants put building and nurturing community front and center. We aim to support grassroots work that builds social capital—our communities’ connective tissue. Social capital can be described as the value developed from working together, connecting across social networks, and sharing common place-based experiences. The more social capital a community has, the stronger and more resilient those communities will be, providing desirable places for us to live, work, and play.
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.
Check out interviews with the artists on KATV HERE.
457 Railroad Street
142 Eastern Avenue
Kathy is inspired by the work of the Arts and Crafts movement as well as the medieval glass of Europe. She finds their use of organic shapes and design very appealing.
The process of fabricating a leaded panel has not changed in five hundred years, painting stories on glass through color and light is a craft she is happy to be a part of. https://kchapman.studio/stained-glass
457 Railroad Street
James is an artist from St Johnsbury, VT. He is inspired by art in many different forms, from children’s illustrations to fine art creations, of all styles and types. He is an avid student of Art History and Cultures, throughout time. When James is not creating with glass or paper, he is directing the Backroom Gallery at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild. Learn more at https://frase-white.blogspot.com
457 Railroad Street
A recent transplant from Portland Oregon, Mary works with glass to create vibrant mosaics. Her work covers a range of sometimes religious and secular portraits, crosses, rosaries, tables, lamps, etc. The portraits and lamps are fabricated using various accumulated materials, images, and layering. The pieces are made from found and recycled materials gathered from Mary’s everyday surroundings. To learn more https://www.marytapogna.com/
Northern Express Care
1 Eastern Avenue
Ken Leslie is Professor of Fine Arts at the Visual Arts Center of Northern Vermont University, where he has taught painting and drawing since 1984. His exploration of Time and Space has taken him to several residencies on and above the Arctic Circle, both in winter and summer. He paints and writes on a variety of themes, including our place in the Universe, a layman’s theory of relativity, the battle between nature and technology, and, most recently, light and dark on and above the Arctic Circle. His books and paintings are in many private and public collections around the world. Learn more at https://www.kenleslie.net/
The Foundry Glass Workshop
67 Eastern Avenue
The Foundry is a makerspace located in Lyndon Center, Vermont. They provide materials and expertise to assist community members with a variety of creative projects. They have recently begun offering stained glass classes in the glass studio. Led by Justin Hannigton and Mary Ellen Hannington, these classes have become a popular new addition to The Foundry’s offerings. Learn more about The Foundry and taking a glass workshop https://thefoundryvt.org/
Featured and Historic Stained Glass Around Town
537 Railroad Street
A locally owned and operated Natural Foods Store that’s located in a former Baptist Church built in 1840. Shop for food and gifts while admiring the stained glass windows throughout. Open Monday through Saturday from 9am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-4pm.
United Community Church
1325 Main Street
The impressive stone structure houses stunning stained glass windows. Viewing availability is Tuesday-Friday from 9am-2pm, and Sunday morning from 9am-12pm.
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.
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.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild
430 Railroad Street
Joyful Holiday Fair
November 22, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Decorate your home and adorn your loved ones with handmade gifts and ornaments crafted by Vermont’s finest artisans. 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.
Art & Joy
375 Railroad Street
A new addition to downtown, Art & Joy sells unique gifts that celebrate innovative designers, diverse artists, and local makers.
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. https://vermont.craigslist.org/sks/d/danville-residential-railings/7400677960.html
115 Eastern Avenue
After a year marked by a pandemic and forced closure of numerous arts organizations, Catamount Arts is pleased to announce it will resume regular programming with its Arts Connect at Catamount Arts Juried Show as an opportunity to feature new and exciting work by over 70 emerging and established artists. The gallery will be open for viewing Wednesday through Sunday, Noon-8pm.
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.