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New book explores secrets of trees

New book explores secrets of trees

Lisa Kent

February 2, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

When I browsed the new book section in Willey Library for a book to read and review, “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate” by Peter Wohlleben caught my eye. The cover popped out at me, with its cream-colored paper, colonial red letters, and images of trees and their greenery....

A call to action

A call to action

Hunter Mallette

December 8, 2016


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

Local sculptor Sabrina Leonard approached Johnson State College at the beginning of fall with an immensely powerful and timely art idea: a performance piece that would highlight racial inequality, with heavy emphasis on Black Lives Matter. The show ran from Nov. 14-20, and students and staff helped...

Gallery exhibit to donate pencils

Ian Major

September 16, 2015


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Johnson State College Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Department and Director of the Julian Scott Memorial, Michael Zebrowski held the first art talk of this school year in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery on Sep. 4. Zebrowski has teamed up with the office of First-Year Experience at the college...

Zebrowski exhibit opens doors

Zebrowski exhibit opens doors

Ian Major, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015


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Michael Zebrowski, a Johnson State College assistant professor in the fine arts department has his most recent pieces of work on display in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in Dibden. The project has been named after the Polish word Otwierac, meaning “to open” or “to make something accessible.”...

Leslie on exhibit at Central Vermont Medical Center

Leslie on exhibit at Central Vermont Medical Center

Marilyn Tagliavia, Managing Editor

February 10, 2015


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On display until Feb. 13, 2015 at the University of Vermont Health Network-Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery in Berlin, Vt., is the painting and artist book exhibition called “Top of the World.” The artwork belongs to Ken Leslie, Johnson State College professor of fine arts. It consists of paintings...

“Her” looks like a painting, feels like love

“Her” looks like a painting, feels like love

Travis LeClair

February 19, 2014


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Have you ever fallen in love? Have you ever experienced the chest-felt rush of meeting someone new, someone who comes to understand you, who comes to rule your thoughts? Maybe you dream about this person. Have you grown with them, coming to know your limits and theirs? Have you ever felt the choking st...

Watching you, Watching Them: Scott Ketcham brings “Beauty and Darkness” onto Johnson State Campus

Watching you, Watching Them: Scott Ketcham brings “Beauty and Darkness” onto Johnson State Campus

Tamra Williams

February 15, 2014


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The female form sprawled, mostly nude, and composed of broad paint strokes of bright color on paper are features that depict Scott Ketcham’s work. These forms are provocative upon first glance. When studying the curved strokes of the brush and placement of bold yellows, reds, blues, and oranges for...

Exhibit showcases three BFA students

Exhibit  showcases three BFA students

Brock Bill

November 27, 2013


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E

Ira Musty, Ashley Shotwell, and Brittany Daniels are students pursuing bachelor of fine arts degrees and have been working towards their final B.F.A. exhibits since they arrived at JSC. On Nov. 13, 2013, each of these artists gave a presentation which included brief talk. The students explained what...

“Detroit” gallery shows a city in decay

“Detroit” gallery shows a city in decay

Kayla Friedrich

September 11, 2013


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

Currently being displayed in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is, "Detroit: Current Reflections," by photographers Karen Guth and Emily Lanctot portraying the deterioration of Detroit. The exhibition will be on display until Sept. 14. Coordinator of Arts on Campus Leila Bandar invited Guth and Lanctot ...

“Much Acquainted Missing”: elements of loss

“Much Acquainted Missing”: elements of loss

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

Black, white, gold, red: colors stand out bold and bright. The artwork is powerfully personal. It announces, “This is who I am. Take a look.” But what else can be expected from a creation of JSC Fine and Performing Arts professor Susan Calza? On March 16, the Julian Scott Gallery opened a mixed...

Rebecca Weisman: My Human Being

Rebecca Weisman: My Human Being

Shannon Edmonds, Arts and Entertainment Editor/ Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


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  Currently running in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is the performance and installation piece “My Human Being,” created by local artist Rebecca Weisman. The exhibition will last from Feb. 16 until Mar. 10. Sean Clute, an Assistant Professor in the Fine and Performing Arts, invited...

José Chepe Cuadra: Portraits from the Back

Portraits from the Back

Images of people in "el mercado"

Shannon Edmonds, Copy Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

The MFA Thesis show “Retratos de Espaldas,” or “Portraits from the Back,” is currently showing in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. The show is dominated by life- and larger-than-life size paintings of full-body portraits, all depicting people in the crowds of “el mercado,” or the market....

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