MANCHESTER -- An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Yester House for exhibitions by SVAC artists Alan Nyiri, Barbara Pafume, Leslie Parke, Leslie Peck, Bonnie Rapaport, Cynthia Rosen, and Elaine Witten. The reception is free to the public and accompanied by complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Witten, an award-winning bronze sculptor, presents a mixed media show of sculpture, painting, and drawing.

In Rosen’s work, abstraction meets realism, giving a new face to the classic landscape. Her energetic, layered brushstrokes and vivid color choices create dynamic scenes with a twist.

Rapaport rekindles the chiaroscuro style of classic European still life, using dark shadows and theatrical lighting to compliment her vases, flowers, and fruits.

Leslie Peck creates realistic, bold portraits of animals and still lifes, bringing out the subtle beauty and simplicity of their nature.

Parke explores the line between the abstract and the representational in her exhibit entitled "Everything is Real."

Watercolor artist Pafume draws inspiration from the the natural world.

Nyiri’s expansive photos of the Vermont landscape offer a look at our surroundings through an enchanted lens.

The shows run through July 20.

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is located on West Road in Manchester, Vermont, one mile north of the Equinox Resort. It features a museum, performing arts pavilion, education center, sculpture garden, hiking trails and the largest permanent art gallery in Vermont.


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