Burlington City Arts

Peter Heller

This exhibition featured work of the late Peter Heller. A WW II German Jewish refugee, Peter studied art at Columbia University and made a life in Vermont as a professor at the University of Vermont and Johnson State College. His largely unseen abstract paintings span a 50 year career and reflect an inner quest to capture the essence and meaning of life.

Of Land and Local 2014

Now in its second year, Of Land & Local is a multidisciplinary, state-wide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape.

Lars Fisk

Lars Fisk, a sculptor and native Vermonter, was the first Studio Manager and Working Resident at Seven Below. Lars was instrumental in developing the program during its infancy and his influence is still visible in the day-to-day operations at The Barn. Lars worked on a plaster maquette portraying a pile of hand-carved garbage bags. He later realized the piece in black marble at full scale, and it was included in an exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.


R. Elliott Katz

R. Elliott Katz’s work grows out of a practice based on physicality, deliberation, and repetition, and his work represents the natural world in tension with the needs of people. At The Barn, Elliott crafted a series of synthetic tree trunks in mirror-finished fiberglass and resin. The sculpture was exhibited in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and is currently on view at the Maltex Building in Burlington, Vermont. He also began a series of cast plastic motor oil containers that enshrined political figures related to the oil crisis as well as scenes from oil-dependant Americana.


Anna Schachte

Anna Schachte’s paintings deal with American iconography, landscape idioms, and the abstracted landscape. While at The Barn, Anna worked closely with a local elementary school to explore the links between poetry and visual art. The workshop led students through an exploration of poetry inspired by a selection of paintings and guided the students in writing their own poetry.


Josh Reiman

Josh Reiman’s work investigates the bridging of reality and the imagined through photography, film and sculpture. His work exploits and distills the essence of human greatness and fringe behavior. At The Barn, Josh created a dynamic opportunity for a crew of interns and volunteers to document his performance-oriented project, including the construction of a monumental pyramid from hay bales.


Carlos Ferguson

Carlos Ferguson developed a method of performance at The Barn that uses his Airstream as a mobile projection unit to screen found and re-edited home movies. Carlos engaged locals at the supermarket, in town parks, and at public gatherings with the allure of the flickering image. The model Carlos developed at The Barn has become the foundation for Tiny Circus, a residency program Carlos established in his native Iowa.