It takes many small parts to make a whole. That was the thought behind Small Works, the current art show on display at CCV Montpelier. The show, which runs from October 4 through December 16, 2013 features the work of CCV students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
“Art is such an important part of my life, and has helped me heal, feel empowered, and able to express myself,” said student Emma Benard, who has four pieces in the show. “I am always interested in sharing my art with the community, and the CCV art show was an opportunity to be a part of a collaboration of artists who would like to share their work, too.”
The exhibit captures an important theme at CCV: diversity. Not only are the pieces by a collection of CCV community members, but they are also created in many different mediums including photography, watercolor, oil on canvas, and mixed media collage. The theme of the show, Small Works, meant that artwork could be no larger than twelve by twelve inches, which CCV hoped would encourage a greater diversity of artists and work.The CCV Montpelier academic center opened its doors to students in August of 2012, and has featured two art shows in that time. The CCV Winooski center also features an impressive art collection, with galleries on both the first and second floors, allowing students and artists from the greater Burlington community to share and display their work.
“There are many added benefits in holding exhibitions in the CCV centers”, said Jeremy Vaughn, Coordinator of Academic Services in Montpelier. “CCV offers a range of studio art courses and the work is seldom seen outside of the classroom. One of the purposes of holding exhibitions like Small Works in Montpelier is to create a conversation around the creative products of our talented students, staff, and accomplished instructors throughout the state.”
You can see the work of Benard, Vaughn, and 12 more artists from the CCV community at CCV Montpelier, 660 Elm Street, through December 16.
The spring 2014 show at CCV Montpelier will feature the work of David Southwick, and will be on display from January through May.