Burlington City Arts

NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Sixteen Vermont Artists Exhibiting in November Including Career Retrospective of Artist and Architect Tom Cullins

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Burlington, VT: Burlington City Arts is pleased to present three new exhibitions at The BCA Center on Church Street; Tom Cullins: A Creative Life, Local Sale, and Shapeshifter: A Collection of Work by Mareva Millarc at The Vermont Metro Gallery. Exhibitions open Friday, November 20th in the first, second, and fourth floor galleries with an opening reception from 5:00-8:00pm. These three exhibitions feature work in various mediums with solo shows by Tom Cullins and Mareva Millarc, and a group show in the second floor gallery featuring Mary Admasian, Ethan Bond-Watts, Elizabeth Ciano, Roger Coleman, Diane Gabriel, Adrienne Ginter, John Gonter, Mary Fran Lloyd, Kate Longmaid, Susan Osgood, Ken Russack, Joe Salerno, Gail Salzman, and Johanne Yordan. All exhibitions run through January 16, 2016. 

First Floor Gallery – Tom Cullins: A Creative Life
Tom Cullins: A Creative Life pays tribute to the work and legacy of fourth-generation Vermonter and Burlington-based architect and artist Tom Cullins. As a Principal Emeritus of the notable design firm TruexCullins, examples of Cullins’ architectural accomplishments can be found throughout Burlington’s urban landscape. A life-long artist as well, Cullins creates artwork prolifically in a variety of mediums. This retrospective emphasizes the continuous nature of Cullins’ work and attempts to reveal the thematic connections within the entirety of his creative output. His achievements in architecture that construct our City’s milieu will be celebrated in concert with a collection of Cullins’ carefully composed paintings, photography, and sculpture. In addition to the work featured in the gallery, there will be a printed walking guide available, highlighting some of Cullins’ architectural accomplishments in the downtown area. This walking tour includes buildings on the Champlain College campus, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, The Courtyard Marriott Hotel and more. 
Born in Burlington, Vermont, Tom Cullins received a Bachelors of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Cullins’ architectural work and photography have won numerous awards. The artist currently resides in Burlington, Vermont.

Tom Cullins: A Creative Life is sponsored by Leunig’s Bistro & Café, TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, Pat Robins & Lisa Schamberg, Bill & Jane Shearer, Billy O’Brien & Timmy O’Brien, Michael Metz & Denise Shekerjian. 
This exhibition was made possible with support from Louis Mannie Lionni & Barbara Zucker, Ralph desLauriers, Steve & Maggie Conant, Champlain College, Edgewater Gallery, RIVEN, and TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design.

Second Floor Gallery – Local Sale
Fourteen Vermont artists will be exhibiting their work in the upcoming Local Sale. Come shop for the holidays at the BCA Center’s annual show featuring affordable works by local artists. All work is available for purchase and carry. Proceeds support the artists and BCA's gallery education scholarship fund. Exhibiting artists include Mary Admasian, Ethan Bond-Watts, Elizabeth Ciano, Roger Coleman, Diane Gabriel, Adrienne Ginter, John Gonter, Mary Fran Lloyd, Kate Longmaid, Susan Osgood, Ken Russack, Joe Salerno, Gail Salzman, and Johanne Yordan. 

Fourth Floor, Vermont Metro Gallery – Shapeshifter: A Collection of Work by Mareva Millarc
Shapeshifter: A Collection of Work by Mareva Millarc is a collection of work in various mediums and sizes which is sure to make you a fan of abstraction. Mareva creates work that shifts and manipulates shapes and imagery. The result capitalizes on abstraction, suggesting with color, shape and movement a world of possibilities. Each piece is a stunning visual experience, capturing the infinite and undefined in the most subtle way. Born in Hollywood, California, Millarc has been painting professionally since 2007. Mareva has previously featured her work at The BCA Center in the annual Local Sale. She currently resides in Middletown Springs, VT. 

BCA Center exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Farrell Distributing, Harpoon Brewery, Fluid Bar Service and Misery Loves Co. are proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events.

BCA Center contemporary exhibitions are an important part of Burlington City Arts, celebrating over 30 years of supporting the arts, which is dedicated to the promotion of excellence, experimentation, and education in all forms of art. For more information about gallery exhibitions, special events, classes and workshops, please call 802.865.7166 or visit BURLINGTONCITYARTS.ORG.