Ruins - Poems and Paintings of a Vanishing America Anna Held Audette and Suzanne Nothnagle
Exhibition Dates: December 1st - January 20th, 2024 Opening Reception: December 1st, 4 -8pm in Conjunction with Art Walk
"Broken Fence" oil on canvas.
The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present Ruins - Poems and Paintings of a Vanishing America featuring the paintings of Anna Held Audette and the poetry of Suzanne Nothnagle. In 2000, Anna Held Audette and Suzanne Nothnagle were invited to give a talk at The Society of Archaeology; a normally male-dominated organization. Meeting for the first time, the artists recognized a camaraderie; their work explored industrial and agricultural ruins in Vermont from different perspectives. Audette painted landscapes of modern industrial ruin and Suzanne Nothnagle’s poems explore the individuals whose lives and loss underpin those industries. Audette and Nothnagle collaborated to create a book; Ruins, that paired poem and painting to immortalize both worker and machine. This is the first exhibit of this powerful and moving project, and a unique opportunity to see the work in person. Exhibit is curated by Kate Ruddle, TW Wood Gallery Exhibitions and Adult Education Manager.
Location CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
The T.W. Wood Gallery mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today's art to Central Vermont.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Elliott Bent, Therese Mageau, Miccal McMullan, Jack McCullough, Justin Turcotte, Phillip Robertson, Suzi Swanson, John Landy-Emeritus, Linda Paradee-Emeritus