The Early Christian Mosaics of Peace Activist Marmete Hayes Reception

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Burlington College is honored to present to the public the mandala-like mosaics created by the late Marmete Hayes (Nov. 8, 1924 - June 17, 2012).

Thirty-two of the mosaics will be shown for the first time at The Gallery at Burlington College, together with posters and memorabilia from her life and commitment to the Catholic peace organization, Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi Burlington. 

A reception will be held Friday, October 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. with brief comments by Director of Civic Engagement, Sandy Baird, and family and friends. The mosaics will be on display from October 19 to November 1.

Some Vermont potters obtain their clay from Vermont riverbeds. Some weavers use only Vermont wool. Marmete Hayes used Vermont stones. She created her unique ‘spiritual mosaics’ with the stones gathered from the beaches of Butler Island, a Lake Champlain island, off the shores of St. Albans Bay. The family and Marmete enjoyed summers at Butler Island since she was a child. She collected stones over the years, and, rooted in faith, and in memory of her husband Jack (d. 1996), she created memorable mosaics. In the last year of her life, she brought to completion a powerful series of circular mosaics, depicting her journey of faith through the symbols of early Christianity.

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The Gallery at Burlington College
351 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-862-9616

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Burlington College is honored to present to the Early Christian Mosaics of Peace Activist Marmete Hayes Art Showing and Reception.