• Vermont Open Studio at Hunger Mountain Arts
    Posted: 05/01/2012
    Where: North Middlesex, VT 05682
    When: 05/26/2012

    Vermont Open Studio at Hunger Mountain Arts Each year, Vermont artists open their homes and studios to visitors interested in Vermont arts and crafts.  Hunger Mountain Arts in North Middlesex, will be participating in Vermont Open Studio weekend which is May 26th and 27th from 10 am - 5 pm each day.  Maps directing visitors to studios are available from the Vermont Craft Council and at many local businesses and visitor centers.  You can also visit the website of the Vermont Craft Council:  http://www.vermontcrafts.com/OSW/maps-directions.html.  Each artist location has a number on the map and Hunger Mountain Arts number is # 218.  Look for the yellow Open Studio signs with # 218 on them which will direct you to Hunger Mountain Arts from Montpelier. Hunger Mountain Arts share with you three distinct art forms; painting, fiber sculpture and woodturning.  Hunger Mountain Arts is a small fine arts business run by Ira Sollace and Cindy Griffith (husband and wife).  Both recently retired from many years of full-time employment and are now devoting their time sharing their love of art.   Both Ira and Cindy are local Vermonters, Ira growing up in Montpelier and Cindy in Waterbury Center, and now live in North Middlesex with an inspiring view of Hunger Mountain. Cindy has painted off and on throughout my life, but in the past few years became seriously involved with painting, exhibiting and selling her fine art.  In the past couple of years, pastel has been her medium of choice and paints mostly landscape and elements of nature.  Cindy continues to expand her expertise by including paintings of children, pets or other commissions upon request.  Cindy's art cards are available at The Drawing Board in Montpelier.  In addition, she enjoys sculpting wildlife using wool fiber and created a series of sculptures (Wildlife from Wool(C)) which sell in the area and the Artisans' Gallery in Waitsfield.  Ira is the woodsman.  Ira creates his fine art by woodturning, mostly green(wet) wood, into bowls, platters, bottle stoppers, candlesticks and candle holders.  He's always creating something new.  His wood products are beautiful works of art that are functional and enjoyed by many.  Most of Ira's wooden art comes from wood harvested in Vermont and mainly from the pair's own land.  Ira is always happy to discuss the woodturning process with visitors.  Stop by Hunger Mountain Arts for Open Studio (May 26th or 27th) the opportunity to see all three different fine arts in one location.  They are also known for having cookies for their Open Studio visitors.  For more information about Open Studio: Call:  Hunger Mountain Arts - 802-229-4326 Facebook Hunger Mountain Arts https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hunger-Mountain-Arts/118202328190896 Website:  www.hungermountainarts.com.