First celebrating National Poetry Month, the exhibit, "First Frost" is a series of collages reflecting on the poetry of Robert Frost, who lived in South Shaftsbury from 1920-29, and is buried in Bennington. Taking "frost" as its inspiration, the exhibit explores the period between the first frosts of autumn and the last remnants of snow and ice lingering into the spring. The exhibit represents a meditation on the changing colors and textures of the seasons set against the backdrop of Robert Frost's poems. The collages draw on studies of rural landscapes in upstate New York and southern Vermont, combining texts with mixed media, ranging from wood scraps and old almanacs to recycled textiles and antique buttons. The exhibit will run from April 4 -28. The opening reception is Saturday, April 6 from 3-5 p.m.
The second event will be an artist's talk, "Frost to Frost: Poetry and Collage in Dialogue" at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 which discusses both Frost's poetry and how to create collages. Both events are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. A portion of all art sales benefits the Martha Canfield Library.
For more information about these events contact the library at (802) 375-6159 or at www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org.
Kosto's BA and MA are in the history of art and history. She has worked in paper conservation and as a museum curator at several historic sites, including the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Cambridge, Mass. She has shown her work in juried shows at local and regional arts centers, libraries, and museums. She lives in a 1793 farmhouse in Schodack, N.Y., and is at work restoring the orchards and gardens.