Opening Oct. 8 at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in the Wilson Museum and Gallery will be the works of artists Terry Hauptman and Hugh Joudry.
Hauptman's wall-spanning Songline Scrolls radiate with imagination and pose questions about culture and tradition. Her love of the motif of intertwined spirals and knots, which is reflective of ancient Celtic art, is paired with curvilinear figures dancing throughout, giving the scrolls energy and vibrancy.
Self-taught artist Joudry's totemic shape-shifting sculptures are made using traditional methods of carving – mallet and chisel for wood and stone. His sculptures are created from local wood and Vermont's unparalleled white marble.
These two artists have known each other for decades and have been inspired by one another's work. Joudry feels that their pieces takes viewers to a place of concentration and peaceful contemplation – she with her scroll and he with his sculpture.
The opening reception is from 4 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, and the show runs
through Sunday, Dec. 11. SVAC is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.