The exhibition "New Turf" is on display at the Fleming Museum through October 30. (Please see below for more information about the exhibit.)

In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of talks will take place on Wednesdays at 12:15 P.M., at the museum.

September 14: "Earth Art: Frank Hewitt's _Four Corners Series_ in Context" by Bill Lipke, Art, Emeritus, University of Vermont;

September 28: "From George O'Keeffe to Brice Marden: The Abstracted Landscape in American Art" by Evelyn C. Hankins, Curator, Fleming Museum;

October 12: "Inventing a New England Landscape" by Dona Brown, History, UVM; Director, Center for Research on Vermont and Vermont Studies.
"New Turf"
JULY 6 – OCTOBER 30, 2005
East Gallery

New Turf upends conventional notions about the means by which we represent the landscape. This exhibition brings together 15 artists from Vermont and across the nation who draw inspiration from the rural, urban, and suburban environments around them. The American landscape has long exerted a strong pull on artists. These contemporary artists have distinguished themselves with thought-provoking, abstract works that make use of humor, politics, memory, and perception to evoke the rapidly changing American scene. Featuring works ranging from aerial photographs of environmentally impacted sites and pencil drawings charting the layout of suburban big-box stores to click to hear sound piece, room with sky, by John Hudak paintings offering rigorous, formal explorations of nature’s light, color, space, and mood, New Turf maps the diverse terrain where landscape and abstraction meet.

Exhibited artists: Anne Appleby, Louise Belcourt, Janice Caswell, Marsha Cottrell, Jane Fine, Tom Fruin, Richard Garrison, John Hudak, McKendree Key, Marie Krane/Cream Co., Sandy Litchfield, David Maisel, Sam Prekop, Lordy Rodriguez, and Gail Salzman.

For more information, please contact the Fleming Museum at 802-656-0750.

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Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont
     and Vermont Studies Program
University of Vermont
589 Main Street, Nolin House
Burlington, VT  05401-3439
Email: <[log in to unmask]>; Telephone: 802-656-8363
Fax: 802-656-8518; Web site: <www.uvm.edu/~crvt>