January 5 – March 14, 2023 | Marvin Fishman Retrospective
Featuring the artwork of Gin Ferrara, Jeffrey Pascoe, and Michael Strauss
This winter, the South Burlington Public Art Gallery is featuring a retrospective of Charlotte-based artist Marvin Fishman’s primary two-dimensional series of work. Spanning a multitude of genres, Fishman uses primarily acrylic paints and works on a variety of media, such as canvas, wood, stones, and even dead tree roots. He often utilizes the wet-on-wet method, pouring paint into other wet layers, then manipulating it to shape and blend the colors. “My subjects are imaginary—imaginary faces, landscapes, and abstracts,” the artist says. “Degas said, ‘Art is not what you see but what you make others see.’ I hope that my works encourage the viewer to study them in their whole and in their detail, and not merely to observe casually; to focus down from the whole to see the intricacies, the patterns, and the fine detail. As such, my aim is to give viewers free rein to use their imagination.”
Image: Marvin Fishman, A Touch ofTangerine, acrylic on canvas, 30"x42"
Visit the Gallery during the South Burlington Public Library and City Hall's open hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Closed Sunday). Address: 180 Market Street, South Burlington, Vermont.
SOUTH BURLINGTON SHOWCASE
September 14 – December 12, 2022 | South Burlington Showcase
Featuring the artwork of Gin Ferrara, Jeffrey Pascoe, and Michael Strauss.
The Gallery's 2022 fall show, South Burlington Showcase, highlighted the talents of three local artists—all from South Burlington—working in a variety of media, including acrylic and watercolor painting and photography. This show was curated by Jessica Manley.
Image: Michael Strauss, Creemee Shack, Waterfront Park (2019), acrylic & Ink on paper
Sept 1 – Sept 9, 2022 | East-West Crossing Project - Walk Bike Bridge Over I-89
Project design materials.
IN THE GARDEN
July 18 – August 30, 2022 | In the Garden
This show was curated by Jessica Manley.
Featuring the artwork of Gregg Blasdel, Kimberly Bombard, Sara Katz, Kate Longmaid, and Dianne Shullenberger.
In the Garden brought together five Vermont artists who are also avid gardeners or nature enthusiasts. From flowers, vegetables, and “weeds” to pollinators and other garden wildlife, the exhibition immerses viewers in botanical explorations in a variety of media and scale.
The Gallery is accessible during building open hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Closed Sunday and all federal holidays)
Have works to show? The City of South Burlington Curator seeks artists interested in showing work in the City's public gallery. This gallery is managed by the Public Art Committee and has no point of sale (artists may provide information for purchase at the Welcome Desk). Learn more and submit your interest in showing in the gallery here.