Thursday September 27, 2012

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Library will host an opening artist’s reception for its newest installation of Wall Works, "Landschap," which features recent works by Aimee LaPorte, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will remain up through Jan. 31, 2013.

A regularly changing exhibit, Wall Works offers an opportunity for the public to enjoy fine art while visiting the Library, and to learn more about the talented artists who live and work in our community.

LaPorte, according to supplied material, "spent her formative years roaming the shires of Vermont with her faithful German Shepherd. Countless hours in the woods fostered her deep appreciation for the natural beauty of this area."

LaPorte’s exhibition features paintings of area landscapes, the inspiration for this show’s title, selections from a colonial inspired portrait series of beloved family pets and an ongoing series on bridges which incorporates mixed media elements.

LaPorte grew up on Carpenter Hill Road and attended Pownal Elementary and Mount Anthony Junior and High schools. She received her BA from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in 1998 and MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, affiliated with Tufts University, in 2005. She currently resides in Bennington, and also makes art and shows under the alias Rhonda Ratray.

The Bennington Free Library is located at 101 Silver St. For information call 802-442-9051.