Sunday, October 8: Sculpture Fest 2006 invites everyone to come for cheese and apple reception to visit Sculpture Fest or to revisit. There is a new work by Joseph Fichter, Capriccioso, a wonderful welded steel image of a foal. In the Barn theater along with Matt Bucy's film there will be an opportunity to view Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides. Afternoon on at 304 Prosper Rd., join us.
Sculpture Fest 2006 opened on Saturday September 2nd with new dance performances by Flock and by the Flame Buoyance fire spinners. The exhibit continues through foliage season.
"Four by Four on Four," a traveling collaborative installation by Peter Blodgett, Charlet Davenport, Dennis Grady, and Elizabeth Mayor was assembled at the opening event, before moving to other locations along route 4.
Matt Bucy's video will be shown during the opening event and continue through SF season.
Works on the land also by Marc Barreda, Peter Davenport, Carlos Dorrien, James Durrett, Barbara Kaufman, Daniel Ladd, Pat Musick, Kerstin Nichols, Andrea Wasserman.
At the VINS nature center on rte. 4, Quechee: Herb Ferris, Mary Mead, and George Sherwood.
Director Charlet Davenport has worked as an artist in Vermont since 1963. Currently her work in ceramic sculpture is influenced by many years of acting as Director of Sculpture Fest. Initially her ourdoor art installations were created on fibre glass mesh and installed in public spaces (St. Gaudens Historic National Park, The Rotunda at Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, the bank of the Hoosic River on Williams College Campus, Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI, the TW Wood Art Center and a variety of other public and semi-public spaces.)
Charlet is recently exhbited works on paper and ceramic forms at Peagsus Gallery, Quechee Vt., Route 4.
Charlet's tenth installation work, "Muse on the Ottauquechee," a reflection on the work of Hiram Powers, was exhibited at the Dana House, Elm St. Woodstock Vt. Materials are ceramic, wood and marble.
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hiram Powers in Woodstock, last summer Charlet extended the installation as "The Unfolding Inspiration of the Muse on the Ottauquechee." (Left: detail from "Muse on the Ottauquechee.")
Peter Davenport, Co-Director of Sculpture Fest, is the one-man landscape force. Along with his duties as curator of the exhibition he aids artists in installing work, clearing sites, creating the signage, keeping everything clear for visitors as well as caring for the grounds throughout the exhibition time.
Both Davenports agree that land belongs to all of us and welcome the guests who come to Sculpture Fest each year.
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