Mickey Myers

Commentator

Vermont artist Mickey Myers of Johnson has been the Executive Director of Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville since 2006. Before that, she was Executive Director at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.

Gordon Miller

Santa Claus has already visited Johnson, Vermont. You may have missed this news, but scores of his followers did not, braving single digit temperatures and work weary parents on the first Friday night of December to meet the man himself. Some children even hand-delivered their lists so he wouldn’t forget.

M. Sebastian Araujo

Vermont State Forester Nancy Patch didn’t realize she was starting an art collection when she purchased a painting 30 years ago. She liked a friend’s artwork enough to purchase a painting from him and hang it in her home. Now thirty years later, more than 100 pieces from her vast collection of primarily Vermont art are installed at the Montgomery Center for the Arts in a fall foliage exhibition entitled For the Love of Art.

Courtesy of the artist

The Kent Museum in Calais has come full circle. The historic building, originally built in 1810 as a home, is now maintained by the State’s Historic Sites Division for special occasions. And for the last decade, The Kent has presented an annual art exhibit, usually organized around a theme, for one month during foliage season.

Associated Press File

For years, artist Georgia O’Keeffe has been a hero of mine. Fiercely independent and courageous, a setter of trends in art and lifestyle, O’Keeffe was a genuine maker.

John Philip Hagan / Bryan Memorial Gallery

For the last few weeks, the community of Jeffersonville has been playing host to a group of Russian painters, and their presence in our midst has been a form of painterly détente.

Deb Flanders

Marc Chagall’s career spanned almost 100 years and 3 continents. Considered the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century, Chagall was a master colorist, dreamer and story teller. And for a few more days – through June 11 – three hundred and forty of his works can be seen at the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal.

Jeffersonville, Vermont, is a village most often associated with Smuggler’s Notch and skiing, but for Women’s History Month this year townspeople were invited to a screening of the American Masters Documentary on writer and activist Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise.

Martha Wood Belcher’s career as an artist spanned two centuries and two continents. She fulfilled the traditional roles of mother, sister, daughter and wife, as well as what is usually considered to be the more contemporary role of an equal financial partner with her husband in supporting - through the sale of her artwork - her mother, sisters and children.