Vermont Artists Celebrate Champlain with Tour of Lake Inspired Pieces

Lake Champlain at DuskImage by Tony the Misfit via Flickr

Middlebury, VT based artist, Douglas Lazarus, came up with the idea for an art show with pieces by Vermont artists inspired by Lake Champlain. His intention is “to announce to the rest of the country that Vermont has a disproportionate number of artists living here” while highlighting the increasing popularity of regional artwork and showing pieces representative of “the rising, new environmental consciousness, and a frustration with the rootlessness of late 20th-century life”, according to a June 2008 interview with Seven Days.

The show, titled “Champlain’s Lake Rediscovered” contains 39 pieces, primarily paintings, and will start it’s tour at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn on May 8, 2009. From there it will head to the National Arts Club in NYC, the Boston Public Library and the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, VT. The show is coinciding with Vermont’s year-long celebration of Lake Champlain’s 400th anniversary.

For a sneak peak of the pieces, visit the gallery here and read more about the show in Pamela Polston’s article for Seven Days here. Access dates and locations here.

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