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Located on the second floor at 351 North Avenue in Burlington, The Gallery at Burlington College is a resource for sharing artwork such as paintings, photography, fine woodworking, installations, multi-media and degree projects. The College maintains a commitment to community enrichment and engagement through creative expression.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photography by Jen Francis
Thursday, March 13, 5-7 PM
This show runs March 3 - April 18th.
Topofeelia is a visual distillation of topophilia: the affective bond between people and place or setting (topos "place" and -philia, "love of”). This work explores manifestations of love of place, sometimes unanticipated, in settings containing simultaneously miniscule and monumental encounters and considers reaction, pattern, connection, cycles, and becoming.
The images represent place-gazing within North America, South America and Europe over the span of ten years (2003-2013).
A non-traditional framing method minimizes barriers between the viewer and the photo, allowing the viewer to quickly “feel” into an image. Individual tiles of varying sizes and thicknesses are moveable, enabling changing patterns, relationships and viewing experiences to emerge.
This work is rooted in the idea that there is profound value in art that is accessible on fundamental levels: visually, thematically, economically, and spiritually. All wood used in this process is recycled scrap material from a local furniture company.
Jen Francis is a planner, architectural/urban designer and artist practicing in Vermont. She graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and then became a schooner builder on the S/V Denis Sullivan, Wisconsin’s 3-masted Flagship. Post boat, architectural design work took her to Switzerland, which was followed by graduate studies in St. Louis, Argentina and New York City. As an architectural/urban designer in St. Louis, Jen found loves of master planning and bird migration, anchored by her work on the design and construction of the Audubon Center at Riverlands: a visitor’s center and bird sanctuary on the Mississippi Flyway located at the confluence of the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. While in the shadows of the arch, she co-edited an international compendium on urban design: Making the Metropolitan Landscape, published by Routledge in 2009. After a really good concert in 2010, it became clear that a move to Vermont was in the works. Jen thanks her husband, William, in life, projects and Galilean love. Since her move, Jen has more than enjoyed leaning into the planning side of life and serves as the Parks Planner for the City of Burlington. Photography continues to be non-optional, an essential tool for contemplation, with the innate ability to expose love and wonder in sometimes surprising places.
With our new Virtual Gallery, the College can bring artists from around the world to Burlington. Each month, experience the day-to-day life of an artist through posts on Instagram.
Our March Virtual Artist: Laura Di Piazza
Laura Di Piazza (1972, New York City, USA) is a visual and conceptual artist working with many media, who is based in New York City and Vermont, USA. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from the Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (2012) and a Bachelor Degree with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Theater Arts from the Hunter College, New York (1997). Her works has been presented in several group exhibitions in the USA, Canada and Europe. Her passion and trade is lettering calligraphy. She presently teaches calligraphy workshops at the Dartmouth College and AVA Gallery, in New Hampshire and is an invited calligraphy instructor this spring at MAKE!Skilled Hands in Berlin, Germany.
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