Lora Lode’s Public Ordinance Cups

The project, Public Ordinance Cups, extracts existing legislative language and re-contextualizes it by printing it on coffee-cups for free distribution. The only thing Lode is “selling” by printing coffee cups with text from city ordinances is the idea that we might be more aware of the laws that regulate our actions.

Christopher Curtis

Christopher Curtis makes about a dozen large sculptures per year at his studios in Stowe and Barre, VT. Although most of his sculptures are in stone, he also works in fabricated metal, sometimes mixing the two media. He is a partner in The West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe.

Torin Porter

Torin Porter’s passion for sculpture has its roots in early experiences. Born in 1969 in northeastern Vermont, he grew up next door to and performed with the Bread & Puppet Theater. As an adult, he toured internationally as a stilt dancer with the MOMIX dance company, created sculptural performance events for Phish’s outdoor concerts, large-scale sculptures for the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee, and served as props master for Circus Smirkus.

Oliver B. Schemm & Jessica DiClerico

The Fishwheel is a collaboration between the artists Jessica DiClerico and Oliver Schemm, who have been collaborating for fifteen years. The inception of The Fishwheel began when the artists stumbled upon a digital photo archive of historic images from the Pacific Northwest: an arresting black and white photo of a processing wheel in a salmon cannery.

Denis Versweyveld

At a very early age I spent many hours playing in and about a wonderful old dairy barn. Each spring the interior of the building received a fresh coat of whitewash. The structure and this rejuvenating process have undoubtedly influenced my work until this day.

Tyler Vendituoli

Tyler Vendituoli’s piece was inspired by the trend in doing things locally and the nostalgia for our industrial past that comes with it. The gear, a once common and necessary part of many people’s day to day lives, is all but foreign to most of us now.