JOIN US FOR AN OPENING RECEPTION Friday, October 5, 5 – 7pm.
Father and son artists present complimentary works in a variety of media. Both artist’s works range from abstract to figurative genres, inspired by cultural observations, jazz music, contemporary dance, and creative explorations of the artists’ respective visual experiences.
Sculptor Don Perdue’s work includes wood carvings & constructions, cast stone pieces, bronze & aluminum castings, relief works in fired clay & carved foam with faux stone surfacings, plus maquettes & photos of a variety of his large format, site-specific commissions.
Painter Justin Perdue’s work includes multimedia paintings, constructions and collages.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday noon to five, and an hour before any public events in the building. The Jackson Gallery is located at Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.
For further information call 802-382-9222 or visit www.TownHallTheater.org
Don Perdue and other Vermont woodcrafters are taking over Middlebury’s VT’s Town Hall Theater in a one-of-a-kind exhibition of artistry and skill. A stunning pile of cherry planks has been drying in a barn for over 60 years. The planks range in size from 5-18 feet and are over 2 inches thick. Don Perdue will be displaying his new 37″ high sculpture Summer Sylph, created in this cherry wood donated by Peter Langrock and his wife that made this event and the resulting works possible.
Town Hall Theater asked area woodworkers to create interesting, imaginative items out of this beautiful material. Tables, chests, cutting boards, sculpture,- there are no restrictions. Much of the fun of this exhibit is to see what the artisans dreamed up. You won’t be disappointed!
The theater is open to visitors Tuesday – Friday, noon 5pm. Items on display are available for purchase at the exhibit and half the proceeds will go to Town Hall Theater. Items not purchased will be up for auction Saturday, October 28 at 2pm. Please join the artists for a reception prior to the auction at 1pm.