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STUDIO SALE

Exuberance I, Monotype by Carol MacDonald

Saturday, Dec. 6  10:00 – 4:00

Sunday, Dec. 7  1:00 – 4:00

 Please join me for some holiday cheer.

Shop for gifts and get a sneak peek at some of the new work that is rolling off my press! 

Monoprints, Limited Edition Prints,

Cards, Gift Tags, Sketchbook Journals,

Raku Clay Birds

 

  10% of all sales will be donated to Frog Hollow
 

614 Macrae Rd. Colchester, VT 

802-862-9037
 
 DIRECTIONS
From Burlington: N. Champlain St. to Rt 127 N, at the 2nd light go right onto Macrae Rd. 1/2 mile on right.
From Exit 16: North on Rt 7; left on Blakely Rd, Straight on Lakeshore Dr; Left on Prim Rd; Left on Macrae Rd; 1/2 mile on right.

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I am pleased to be featured in this exhibit at Frog Hollow in Burlington, VT. I started playing the cello as an adult about 10 years ago and I love how the practice of music enriches my life on so many levels. This image has been used as the graphic for the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival.  The Festival is one of the high points of my summer.

Cello I

 

Poetry In Music

Frog Hollow Presents a Group Exhibition in Support of

The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

From Sculptors to Printmakers to Painters and Jewelers, Vermont artists were asked to respond to this year’s LCCMF theme Poetry in Music.

The result is a variety of unique responses by:

Carol MacDonald, Suzanne LeGault,
Judith Rey, Barbara Hoke, Lynn Rupe,
Denis Versweyveld, Irene Lederer LaCroix

Opening Reception
Thursday, July 31 from 6-8
Frog Hollow

185 Church St., Burlington, VT

Free and Open to the Public

 

The Frog Hollow exhibit is run in support of the festival and will run through the month of August. Throughout the month there will be opportunities to purchase tickets to the Festival. Frog Hollow will be hosting an informational tent on Church St. on August 2nd and 16th with festival representatives on hand to answer questions as well as mini concerts at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm each day.

 

The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival is a nine-day event running August 23 – 31 and will be exploring poetic music, both instrumental and vocal. The Festival will include four major concerts, two noon vocal recitals, two free solo Bach recitals, instrumental and chamber music classes, premiere of works by its Young Composer Seminar participants, three seminars on music, and a concert by the Festival’s Young Quartet-in-Residence.

The Festival has many opportunities to meet the artists, including pre-concert talks, post-concert Meet the Musicians discussions and post-concert receptions.  The Festival takes place at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. Information available at www.lccmf.org

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ImageVermont Open Studios • October 5 & 6 • 10am – 5pm

Join me for this fun event!

See my printmaking studio and some of the new work that I am working on.

 Etching Presses & Letterpress
A gorgeous view of the Winooski River and the Intervale.
Monoprints / Drawings / Note Cards / Sketchbooks / Raku Fired Birds
 
Directions: Yellow Open Studio Signs #82 – 614 Macrae Road, Colchester, VT
From Burlington: Rt 127N (Northern Connector), at the 2nd light go right onto Macrae Rd. 1/2 mile on right.
From Exit 16: North on Rt 7; left on Blakely Rd, Left on Lakeshore Dr; Left on Prim Rd; Left on Macrae Rd; 1/2 mile on right.
802-862-9037 
For more information about the Open Studio Tour or to download a map go to:
 
CarolMacDonald.com

 

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Fly Away

Two Threads

Sept. 5 – Oct. 26

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept 5, 5-7 pm

Artist Talk at 6 pm

River Arts

74 Pleasant St. Morrisville, VT

http://www.riverartsvt.org

Gallery Hours M-F 10-2pm

for off hours call ahead 802-888-1261

Artists are often identified by the subject matter they work with. In this exhibition I am interested in creating a conversation between Knitting and Crows, two bodies of work I have been engaged and identified with over the past ten years. In this series of hand pulled monoprints, issues of community, life, transition, process and communication are explored. For many years, crows and birds brought threads to a communal nest and held the thread of conversation between themselves. Over the years the threads have become yarn, knitted and tangled, unraveled and reconstructed. Patterns and process are explored and enlarged as it relates to the rhythms and transitions of our daily lives. The birds continue to fly in and out bringing their voices to the conversation.

Carol E.S. MacDonald is an artist, and master printmaker living and working in Vermont. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Lake Placid School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include: Line / Structure / Pattern, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver Springs, MD; The Thread: A 40 Year Retrospective, VCAM/RETN Art Space, Burlington, VT; Knit Monoprints, Galerie Maison Kasini, Montreal, Quebec; Cast On – Bind Off, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT. She was a featured artist at Vogue Knitting: LIVE in New York City and Chicago. Her work was shown in Foot Print International at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, Papier 12, Contemporary Art Fair in Montreal, Quebec and Parallax Art Fair in New York City and Miami.

MacDonald has been an artist fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. She received the 2008 Barbara Smail Award from Burlington City Arts, an Artist Opportunity Grant from the Vermont Arts Council in 2007 and the Susan B. Anthony Award in 1999 from the YWCA for Leadership in the Arts. Her work is in many private and corporate collections. Including: Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT; Johnson & Johnson Corp, NJ; Champion Paper International, Stamford, CT; San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA; Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington DC; Shearson Lehman, American Express, NY, NY.

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REGENERATION

Central Vermont Medical Center

130 Fisher Road, Berlin, VT

August 28 – Oct. 25, 2013

REGENERATION

– act of regenerating; state of being regenerated.

I am interested in the use of repetition and process in healing and nurturing our spirits. I notice in my life a yearning for space, both physical and mental and time to breathe, reflect and consider. I find that knitting forces me to slow down and allows me that soulful space of regeneration.

The abstract pattern that is created through knit is endlessly fascinating to me. Opening up the stitches to expose the twists and turns the yarn takes as it makes a fabric feels akin to exposing the great secrets of life. Knit pattern is created from a single strand, at times mistakes are made, the pattern unravels and becomes a tangled mess or can be reformed into a new pattern. These are all metaphors for our life and healing process. As I work with patterns, opening up parts, microcosms emerge. The structures become cellular or skeletal in nature or take on their own sculptural shapes.  Beauty in its most essential form.

In this work I often print from pieces that I have knit. I have also learned to draw and paint the process of knitting. By combining the techniques of monoprinting with drawing, the act of knitting becomes a way for me to explore issues of process, repetition, space and time. Printmaking is inherently a repetitious process involving the inking of plates, placing the inked plate on the press bed, placing the paper on the plate, covering with blankets and rolling the bed through the press. With monoprint, I build up layers of imagery by printing multiple times on the same paper. I often use the “ghost”, which is the ink left on the plate after printing, to create textures and veils. The transfer of imagery from plate to paper is challenging to control and requires a certain level of letting go for the imagery to emerge.

I hear the call to explore our inner riches and make time for our selves in this distracting, technological world.  My intention is that these images evoke the connection to soul that supports healing and regeneration.

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