for the
Maple Festival
April 26-28, 2002

      The 36th Annual Vermont Maple Festival begins in St. Albans on Friday, April 26, and runs through Sunday, April 28. The All Arts Council offers art on the walls and music in the streets for the entire weekend.
      Click here for the Main Street entertainment schedule.


      St Albans City Hall will be jam-packed with good food and fine art on Saturday and Sunday as the All Arts Council and the Vermont Specialty Food Producers bring together a taste testing and an exhibit of works by Franklin County artists.
      Pottery sculptor Diana Herder Bennett will demonstrate hand building techniques in the City Hall AAC exhibit on Saturday, 12-3 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 pm.. "I'll probably do some pinch pots, a coil piece, and continue work on a tree piece," Diana said.
      The feature work is an original Louise Bellows Cuonos still life in oil to be raffled by St Luke's Episcopal Church. The drawing will be held at the St Luke's Art Show on May 11.
      The AAC exhibit in City Hall will also have oil and watercolor paintings and prints, fine art photography, sculpture, and original music from AAC member artists Eric Bataille, Bob Brodeur, Connie Clay-Bickel, Dick Harper, Mary Harper, Peter Hawksworth, April Henderson, David Juaire, Natalie LaRocque-Bouchard, Joy Mashtare, Matt Moreau, Patrick Murphy, Kate Ritz, Wayne Tarr, Valerie Ugro, Gustav Verderber, and Lauren Young as well as newcomer (to us) Helen O'Riordan and more.
Eric Bataille St Albans Oil and watercolor painting
Louise Bellows Cuonos St Albans Oil painting
Bob Brodeur St Albans Landscape photography
Connie Clay-Bickel St Albans Oil and watercolor painting
Dick Harper Highgate Landscape and fine art photography
Mary Harper Florida Watercolor painting and scratchboards
Peter Hawksworth Enosburg Agri-Art Sculptor
April Henderson Georgia Whimsical and landscape photography
Shawn Hennesey Enosburg Cartoons and cartoon posters
David Juaire St Albans Town Landscape photography
Natalie LaRocque-Bouchard St Albans Town Oil painting and murals
Joy Mashtare St Albans Town Watercolor painting
Matt Moreau Swanton Watercolor painting
Patrick Murphy Berkshire Oil painting
Helen O'Riordan   Oil painting
Kate Ritz Richford Oil and watercolor painting
Wayne Tarr St Albans Fine art photography
Valerie Ugro Fairfax Watercolor paintings and prints
Gustav Verderber Montgomery Environmental interpretation
Lauren Young Enosburg Poetic photography
  Georgia Puppeteer

      The City Hall show will also feature an exhibit of upcoming young artists from area schools and a Vermont Information Center display of Vermont's heritage, recreation, history, and products.

      The 36th Vermont Maple Festival is sponsored by Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, BankNorth-Vermont, the Franklin County Maple Producers Co-operative, Key Bank, Maplefields, Northwest Medical Center, Peoples Trust Company, Pepsi, the Vermont Department of Agriculture, radio stations WWSR/WLFE, and the UVM Extension Service. Call the festival office (802-524-5800) or check for more info.

Click here for the Main Street entertainment schedule.

All Arts Council of Franklin County

All Arts Dick Harper, Chair
P.O. Box 1
Highgate Springs, VT 05460
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