VTica is a non-profit Gallery-Museum-School dedicated to supporting the innovative contemporary artist, creating an inviting space to engage the community through diverse thought-provoking art works and events.
Our focus is to unite the community by challenging all to awaken and respond to a deeper calling through the essence of art.
Current Events at VTica
Exhibit: Something to Celebrate
On view from November 29th, 2013 through January 19th, 2014
Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts (VTica) has planned an exciting two-fold exhibit this holiday season entitled, Something to Celebrate. VTica has collaborated with The Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS)
and seventeen of its members experimenting in abstract work.
The participating members were asked to depart from their figurative, literal style and submit work that is reflective.This grouping of 32 paintings, titled Out of Bounds will be appreciated on different levels
of meaning, form, rhythm and color along with reflecting innovative
and bold celebrations of evocative feelings.
Exhibiting alongside the VWS works will be returning VTica artists, Richard Weis, Johanne Durocher Yordan and Frieda Post. Laura Rideout, Miranda Updike, Irene Cole, Nancy Pulliam Weis and Nicholas Kekic hand-blown glassware will also be on exhibit. Opening and Artist Reception
Saturday, November 30th 5:30-8pm
Join us for an opening reception for our new exhibit, Something to Celebrate. This is your chance to meet
the artists in person and view their works of art. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Interaction by Lisa Forster Beach
Life Drawing for Artists
Wednesdays through December 18th
Three 3-hour evening sessions at the VTica Gallery.
A non-instructional supervised life-drawing workshop
open to serious practicing artists and students of art (students
must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by art instructor.)
Wednesdays, December 4th, 11th and 18th
Contact VTica for our winter session signup.
Patterns of the Depths:
"The Old Man and the Sea"
Humanities relationship to the Depth Discussion with Michael Conforti
Sunday, December 8th
2:00 - 3:30pm
In this presentation, Dr. Michael Conforti, founder and Director of
The Assisi Institute which offers programs both in the states and Assisi, Italy, will discuss Hemmingway’s quintessentially epic tale of The Old Man
and The Sea. The old man as a great fisherman and a man of respect now ventures further out than he had ever fished before, and here, in the depths, encounters a fish of great majesty and magnificence. Santiago knows that
he is now in relationship to something greater than the fish itself
and perhaps even greater than anything he has ever known.
His challenge, as is the challenge for all of us,
especially as we approach mid-life and beyond, is to understand
what we can bring up from the depths of our own life,
and what can and at times cannot, be brought to fruition.
This presentation will include clips from the movie
and a discussion about the symbolic meaning of this story
and what it means to be in relationship to the sea.
As residents of a coastal and fishing community we remain
deeply connected to the sea, and to its contents.
Perhaps La Grua Center, and its proximity to the sea
is a perfect setting for this presentation.
"His choice had been to stay in the deep dark water far out beyond all snares and traps and treacheries. My choice was to go there to find him beyond all people. Beyond all people in the world. ."
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and The Sea
Michael Conforti, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, and is the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti's work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also the development of a new discipline, Archetypal Pattern Analysis. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years has served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England.
Movie Night: Frances Ha Reel to Real Conversation
Saturday, December 14th
Director Noah Baumbach and star Greta Gerwig have created an irresistible character of unexpected complexity and energy. The story follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances Ha is a charming portrait of youth and spirit. Follow-up discussion of the film will be facilitated by Jon Bliss.
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