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Burlington City Arts

UVM Medical Center

The University of Vermont Medical Center, located at 111 Colchester Avenue, has been exhibiting and purchasing the work of Vermont artists on the main medical center campus in various locations for many years, thanks to its ongoing partnership with Burlington City Arts. Rotating artwork can be found in the ACC East Pavilion 2 & West Pavilion 3, McClure 4, Breast Care Center, and Patient Garden.  Permanent artwork is also on display throughout the hospital.

 

April - August 2018

 

Annie Tibiero Cameron

 

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Death Valley Sunrise Moonset, digital photograph, 18.5" x 24.5"

 

I make 35mm color images that help me to reveal what I feel about the natural world: its colors, shapes, textures, lines, and forms. My background in science supports my visual expressions on film where my goal is to make a connection between myself and the observer. I try to make simple, familiar things in nature acquire the elegance that I see through my lenses. I want my work to inspire the observer — consciously or not — to develop his or her own special vision and see beauty where one might not even have known to look. My lenses are my brushes and to create images that transcend the ordinary, I must know exactly how each lens will visually express the light that will be painted in the image. I see an invisible image in my mind’s eye and then endeavor to record it with my camera. My years as a photography instructor have helped me refine and express to my students myriad photographic concepts, thereby becoming a better artist.

 

Mark Collier

 

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Watercolor II, digital photograph, 20" x 30"

 

Photographer Mark Collier entered the world of photography at age 10, when his mother, a Vermont school teacher, brought home a camera and darkroom kit in an effort to keep her chronically bored son occupied during Barre Town Elementary School’s long summer vacation. After spending the next two and a half months photographing everything in sight, Mark realized he had found his calling, and began to pursue photography in earnest. 

After graduating from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt., Mark studied photography and art at Johnson State College before enrolling in the adult degree program at Vermont College of Norwich University. His work was first published in the Washington World and Hardwick Gazette. From there he moved on to the Burlington Free Press and the Times Argus, later transitioning from photojournalism to commercial photography and digital image editing. His clientele included Sloan Marketing, Jager, DiPalo, Kemp Design, Burch and Company, as well as freelancing for about six years. In 2011, Mark returned to the Times Argus and his roots as a photojournalist. In 2013 Mark made to move to Norwich University, becoming the University’s staff photographer.

 

Lorraine Manley

 

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Mount Mansfield with Yellow Birches, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"

 

Lorraine has been fascinated with art since she was a young girl in St. Albans, VT, when she devoted every spare moment to exploring forms of creative expression. The natural beauty of Lorraine’s native Vermont has been the greatest influence in her art. She especially enjoys painting the landscapes near her home in colors vivid, lush, and intense. With intuitive and energetic use of a palette knife and brush, Lorraine looks for those spontaneous “accidents” of oils and acrylics to capture nature’s seasons in textural painting both impressionistic and exciting.​

 

Kari Meyer

 

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Queen's Passage, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"

 

As an artist I see art as a form of communication that has a power beyond that of words. Through imagery I attempt to portray ideas that words cannot, like the archetypal beauty that connects all things. I attempt to create a positive experience for the viewer, while also hoping to make a positive commentary on the world.

My imagery demonstrates an abstraction of nature. My inspiration comes from nature and the Japanese ideals of wabi-sabi, a prominent philosophy of Japanese aesthetics. For me wabi-sabi changes the worldview of western civilization. Things we normally view as negative become beautiful. Loneliness, old age, and death become beautiful because they are inevitable and represent the constant flux of the universe. I attempt to address this idea of the movement of eternity, of everything either coming from or returning to nothingness. My work urges the viewer to contemplate the relationship between oneself, nature, and the universe.

 

Mike Sipe

 

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Extraordinary Light, digital photograph, 22" x 42"

 

The Lake Champlain region is my unparalleled muse; the beauty of the lake, skies, mountains, valley and the people enjoying its splendor. I don't have to travel the world to find world-class beauty; it is here, in my own back yard. My ability to find the area's essence is evolving and it is exhilarating to me. I love to capture vistas with just the right light accenting a center of interest, the affects of natural elements and motion, and when I find a wide tonal range, the elegant impression of black and white.

I have been a serious amateur photographer for over thirty years, gracing personal walls with images that have staying power.  My objective is using natural light in capturing gifts of images, by being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment, which evoke a magical light and an interesting confluence of elements.  Since my retirement from private practice as a Life-Wealth Planner in 2013, and completing the publication of my gift edition of ADVOCATE PLANNING, To Do What You Love To Do, I am driven with my passion for the Lake Champlain region to pursue photography full time.  My goal is to offer carefully selected, large format prints to an audience that is also captivated by the beauty of the region and would like to enhance their home or office with a high quality print that reminds them of the exquisiteness just outside our doorsteps.

 

Jo Thomas

 

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A Walk Through Birches, ripper paper collage, 30" x 40"

 

As with many artists, I find an escape from my ordinary life when I delve into the creative part of my brain.  Time escapes me and my thoughts are lost in this process of communication.  I’m letting light into a part of my soul, and releasing it out to the world.  Or, perhaps I’m just trying to capture a moment in time.

After decades of conventional painting, my artistic life transformed when I was introduced to tissue paper collage at a workshop in Georgia. I learned to mix acrylic paints with a gel medium and water. I pour the mixture onto white tissue paper and let it dry in the sun. I begin my “rip and tear” art form by tearing the paper into pieces and gluing them to a canvas.  I also use bits of white birch bark and sometimes newspapers in my collages.  I’m told they resemble mosaic sculptures as each one contains hundreds of pieces.

After 16 years of dividing my time between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Norway, Maine, I made my home in Charlotte, Vermont last year.  I worked as an artist, sculptor and art director for the Civic Arts League in Chattanooga for 10 years, and am a founding member of an en plein air group called, The Outdoor Girls.  I have lived each summer in Maine since 1977, and am a member of the Western Maine Art Group.  My work can also be found at the Main Street Gallery in Norway.

 

 

 

All artwork is available for sale. For more information, to purchase, or to see additional works by these artists, please contact Kate Ashman at (802) 865-7296 or kashman@burlingtoncityarts.org