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Rutland artists to showcase work this weekend

The Chaffee Art Center is featuring four artist members during the Annual Summer Member's Exhibit. The featured artists are Nancy Weis, Richard Brown, Mary Crowley, and Lois Macuga. Their work can be seen at the Chaffee Art Center through Aug. 8. A closing reception is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 7, from 4 until 6 pm.

Nancy Weis, an installation artist, has recreated an archeological site on the floor of the Chaffee. Her installation entitled "Time Layers VII" explores anthropology as a metaphor for universal meaning.

Weis has recreated this installation several times, each time reflecting on the current season and location. The installation incorporates natural elements and sound.

Richard Brown is featuring his photographic homage series. Each photo is an homage to a famous artist, and/or piece of artwork. Brown uses the unique perspectives of each individual he is paying homage to in creating an image of his own. The exhibit offers a viewer a wealth of art history knowledge.

Mary Crowley is exhibiting her collection of monoprints and collages that were created during a stay at a workshop in Santa Fe, as well as a woodblock workshop held by Sabra Field in Tuscany. Crowley has become well-known in the area for her children's book I Love To Visit My Grammy. She has books and prints from the book for sale.

Lois Macuga is exhibiting her collection of watercolors. Macuga focuses on nudes, natural scenes, and landscapes. She is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, has taught art and shown her work throughout New England.

Peruvians in W. Rutland

WEST RUTLAND - The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland welcomed Peruvian students Alfonso Joven Ccente Quispe and Danny Antonio Palomino Huamani. The young carvers were selected to travel to Vermont for advanced stone carving training by CSSC instructor Nora Valdez as part of the CSSC Peru Exchange Program. The teens began their month-long residency by working alongside local teens and Valdez to design and carve a stone bench for Giorgetti Park in Rutland.

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