Opening Reception for Hannah Session's "Collective Vision: Beauty in Transitions"

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Northern Daughters, 221 Main St, Vergennes VT
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On view: March 15 - April 30 2023 

Opening Reception: Friday, March 24th, 5-7pm. Artist interview and Q&A at 5:30pm.

Hannah Session’s solo exhibit reminds us to drink in the wonder of the world in transition. 

The Opening Reception will be on Friday, March 24th, from 5p-7p.  There will be an interview and Q&A with Hannah Sessions at 5:30p, live music from Lowell Thompson, wine & Blue Ledge Farm Cheese for all. 10% of proceeds from this show will go to NOFA-VT to support both emergency funds for organic farmers as well as grants that fund innovative ideas on farms across Vermont.

 

From the Artist: 

I have been thinking a lot about transitions recently and about community, and how in times of transition we lean on one another. Whether a personal transition, or a shared public one like geese migrating or the late day light as it extends dramatic shadows across the landscape, we experience these changes as a collective, all witness to changes. The nature of transitions is that they are fleeting and if you aren’t there to observe in the instant, the moment is gone. For this show I leaned on others to sometimes capture the images that I would later paint. Hence the notion of “collective visions”. In every case the individual said “yes” to my inquiry to paint, and I am grateful. I find it beautiful to paint the things that I see and stop and record (which is many, many things), but also the things that others see and stop and record. These people might not call themselves artists, but I would argue what is it to be an artist if not to stop and swoon at lovely moments and then take the time to record and share? Again, as a community we bear witness to transitions and we share our experience as a collective.

In regards to transitions, the gallery owners and I will be donating 10% of proceeds from this show to the good folks at NOFA-VT (Northeast Organic Farmers Association) to support both emergency funds for organic farmers as well as grants that fund innovative ideas on farms across Vermont. We all love the open spaces, the food, and the jobs that farms provide us and these micro-grants support farmers in their efforts to diversify and strengthen their businesses- embracing transitions!

Northern Daughters is open by appointment.  Please contact [email protected] or (802) 877-2173 to schedule a visit or more information.

 

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