BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College (SVC) is hosting an exhibit of Professor Greg Winterhalter's artwork spanning a period of 50 years making visual art. Winterhalter's work will be exhibited from April 4 through May 4 in Everett Mansion's Burgdorff Gallery. The Burgdorff Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Friday, April 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Winterhalter's pieces reflect his interest in exploring representational expressionism through his work in a variety of art media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, wax encaustic, and a variety of drawing materials. The earliest piece in the exhibit is a sanguine conte drawing of a female and male couple that he did while studying under California painter Elmer Bishoff at the Skowhegan School of Art in 1966. The most recent works are two mixed media landscape drawings from 2016.
Winterhalter has been teaching at Southern Vermont College since 1980. He has been director of the Gallery for the past 36 years producing nearly 300 various art exhibits during that time period. Winterhalter says, "Teaching at SVC and working to develop an annual schedule of art exhibits and related cultural events at the Burgdorff Gallery has widened my perspective and knowledge of art, artists, and the greater campus and regional communities in the richness of combining creation and community for which there is no apt description. I am grateful for this life-changing opportunity!" The artist was also involved with the Green Mountain Arts Collaborative in Bennington (1970s) and the Northern Berkshire Council of the Arts and the Ars Nova Gallery, both in North Adams, Mass.
Winterhalter describes his work as a "visual telling of the moment, and what happened to me in my life, with no purpose beyond that"; "I like to keep it simple," added Winterhalter. He anticipates more time to paint and create in the near future following his current working semester at SVC. "The College is a very special place where one, who is lucky enough to be involved, sees continuous growth and transformation in students and their unique individual stories as they move forward in life. Hopefully they will include the making or appreciation of the arts in their life plans," said Winterhalter.
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