Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center exhibits works of over 200 juried, Vermont artisans in its gallery on the Church Street Marketplace.
Since 1971, Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center has supported and celebrated individual design and craftsmanship through the exhibition and sale of fine traditional and contemporary Vermont craft. Over the course of 40 years, five hundred juried artisans, who live and work in communities throughout Vermont, have been making craft by hand with loving care and attention to detail. Frog Hollow is the first state craft center in the United States and the organization has served as a model for countless others across the country.
Frog Hollow is a 501C3 non profit organization. Having opened its doors in 1971, Frog Hollow is the first state recognized Craft Center in the Nation. Their goal is to promote original works of lasting beauty and impeccable quality by providing a place for artists who reside in Vermont’s communities to exhibit and sell their work. “We seek to support and celebrate individual design and craftsmanship through the sale of items that are made by hand, with loving care and attention to detail.”
Their artisan community is choosen through a constantly evolving jury system held throughout the year.
While its primary focus is on fine craft, Frog Hollow maintains a robust program of exhibiting and selling fine art. The work of three artists in particular seems to be synonymous with Frog Hollow. Sabra Field is known around the world for her prints that celebrate the land in Vermont. Stephen Huneck’s whimsical dog-themed prints are certain to bring a smile. Newcomer dug Nap shows witty, cartoon-like cards and posters. Exhibitions rotate frequently.
May 1-31, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 5-8PM
“Student Work: Legacy of a Teacher”
This exhibit is in memory of Vermont Woodworking School instructor Robert Fletcher (1950-2013). The Vermont Woodworking School began in September 2007 with Robert Fletcher as a Co-Founder and primary instructor for the students. Bob initially conceptualized the program to offer the students an apprentice experience, and it was originally called the apprentice program. While the program has evolved considerably into today’s (2013) Immersion program, the core tenets remain the same. As a teacher, Bob patiently mentored his students and addressed each of his students’ challenges as they occurred, with his patient and calm nature and intuitive resourcefulness. His students, the VWS faculty and staff and the woodworking community will miss him and his immeasurable contribution to our lives here in Vermont.
One year ago, the Vermont Woodworking School was accepted as the first Vermont State Craft Education Center under the newly redesigned designation. This exhibit marks the first collaboration of two Vermont State Craft Centers under this designation and focuses on the breadth of the work students achieve in the schools various programs.
Participating Students: Alicia Dietz, Ryan Moore, Tim Peters, John Martineau, Tyler Gebhardt, Ben Deleiris, and Wesley Alsbrooks.
Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center
85 Church Street
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