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Art Opening/Reception with Paige Dunbar, Rick Evans, Eric Fitzgerald, Brittany Foster, Donna McDermid, and artists of the EAL (Essex)

Event date: 
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Come meet the artists at our reception to celebrate the opening of a new group art show. Light fare provided. Reception is open to the public. Join us for a fun evening and check out some local talent.  Featured artists will include Brittany Foster, fiber artist Donna McDermid, photographers Paige Dunbar and Eric Fitzgerald, graphic artist Rick Evans, and the artists of the Essex Art League. 

Paige Dunbar
Paige Dunbar is a junior at Essex High School. Due to her love of photography, she took a photo class last year. Her work has been on display at another local venue, the Dark Room Gallery in Essex Junction. Under the supervision of Ken Signorello, she framed her own pictures with uv antireflection glass. Paige’s artwork focuses on the natural world in her community and travels. She also has a line of greeting cards available.


Richard Evans
A graphic designer by trade, Richard Evans was born in Massachusetts and escaped as soon as he could. He specializes in Page 100 Comics - black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings based on page 100 of (almost) any book.
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View Richard's sequential art.


Eric Fitzgerald
Eric Fitzgerald is a fifth generation Vermonter, father of two wonderful daughters and works in marketing and advertising. He enjoys snowboarding, surfing, hiking, exercise and a good book. He has many interests, and photography is one of his cornerstones. He enjoys shooting landscapes and natural beauty. His mission is to hike all of the mountains in Vermont and photograph their allure. "Hiking has set me free from daily grind and has challenged my photography," he says.  "Exploring the backcountry of Vermont has helped me discover a good photo is something I physically challenge myself to obtain. Exploring these mountains has also made me realize how much I have missed and take for granted living here."


Brittany Foster
Brittany Foster is a senior at Hazen Union High School in Hardwick Vermont.  "I've been drawing and painting since I can remember," she says. Her preferred mediums include acrylic and water color paints, pencil, and pastels. Many of her pieces are inspired by wildlife and the natural world. 

Donna McDermid
Born in Canada, Donna McDermid moved to Vermont 11 years ago. It is here that she was introduced to the fascinating world of wool and felting. Always an avid crafter and artist, "It is through the manipulation of raw fibers," she says, "that I am able to 'sculpt' and 'paint' and thereby bring to life the world around me, both real and imagined." Donna is a  member of the Essex Art League.


Essex Art League
The Essex Art League's goal is to support the appreciation and creation of regional artwork. Members meet monthly to share ideas and information, create and implement programs, and participate in show venues.

Event address: 
21 Essex Way Ste 407
05452 Essex Junction