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Gallery Hosts Experimental Art Concept ‘O P E N’


Gallery Hosts Experimental Art Concept ‘O P E N’

Light, sound, movement and technology fill space through March 5

January 30, 2016

Johnson State College’s Julian Scott Memorial Gallery has been transformed into an experimental gallery concept titled O P E N, a gallery where art is meant to be a public and pedestrian sensorial experience in space and time. The exhibit opened Monday, Jan. 25, and it runs through Saturday, March 5.

Each week, the gallery will be taken over by an artist or collaborative that will present their explorations in light, sound, movement and technology.

The remaining artists in the series include:

  • Samuel Rowlett, assistant professor at Landmark College, who is presenting “Landscape Painting in the Expanded Field” through Saturday, Feb. 6. An artist’s talk will be held at noon on Sunday, Feb. 1, with a reception following from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Intermedia artist Sean Clute, assistant professor of digital arts at Johnson State, and videographer Leif Hunneman, who will present Gihon, an audiovisual performance that combines field recordings of the Gihon River in rural Vermont, electromagnetic processing that reveals the playback mechanisms of the recordings, and live responsive video. An artists’ talk will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, with a reception following from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs Sunday through Saturday, Feb. 7-13.

  • Al Larsen, director of the BFA in Creative Media Program at Champlain College, who will present an exhibit Sunday through Saturday, Feb. 14-20. An artist’s talk will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. Wednesday, 17, with a reception following from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Molly Davies and Polly Motley, internationally recognized artists who will be working with JSC students and faculty to create an installation/performance Wednesday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, March 5. A performance will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 4.

An airy, light-filled space located off the main lobby of Dibden Center for the Arts, the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is Johnson State College’s main visual arts exhibit venue.The gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as during performances at Dibden Center.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Michael Zebrowski, assistant professor of fine arts and gallery director, 802-635-1469 or