Seventeen artists working in various media will participate in Green Mountain Hounds (VT) Benefit Art Night on May 31, 2019, at Northern Daughters Gallery, 221 Main Street, Vergennes, VT. The sales of artworks from this group show will benefit the club. The event, which runs from 4-8pm, is open to the public.

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Suzy Spence, “Carriage 1,” 24x24 inches, acrylic on panel, 2017.

Brooklyn, NY and Montpelier, VT based Suzy Spence, whose work is shared here, is one of the contributors. Also supporting Green Mountain Hounds are the following artists:

Anne Cady
Wendy Klemperer
Elaine Ittleman
Charlotte Hardie
Peg Racine
Andrea Hook
Lori Klein
Alixandra Barron
Falza Khanani and Malik Wagenseil
Sally Stetson
Bonnie Barnes
Michael and Susan Kraatz
Felix von Moschizsker
Krista Oldroyd
Katelyn McKenzie
Dorothy Warren

This exciting fundraiser follows Green Mountain Hounds' successful all-hunt invitational ski day earlier this year. Making the best of the New England winter weather that curtails hunt season, northeastern foxhunters traded saddles for skis and met up to hit the slopes and socialize at Mount Sunapee, NH.

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Suzy Spence, “Widow II,” flashe on paper (framed), 3x5 feet, 2017.

Spence's sporting-inspired works will also be on display at a solo show, "On the Hunt," on view at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, June 22 - August 24. Spence welcomes all foxhunters to attend the show’s opening on Saturday, June 22, 5-7pm.

This exhibit "considers contemporary power struggles through the elegant metaphor of foxhunting," said curator Amy Rahn. "Spence’s paintings turn the genteel athletic, sartorial, and social tradition of foxhunting toward lucid social commentary; she appropriates the sport’s traditions and painted genre scenes to turn a traditional subject into a psychologically-rich vision of riders on the trail of a more ambiguous quarry. The figures that congregate in Spence’s paintings could be characters jilted by a secret loss, or steely survivors of an unknown war. In groups, they turn their faces toward each other in dark complicity—soldiers, sisters, friends. They are on the hunt."

 

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