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Kira’s Garden and the AVA Grounds
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 5 – 7pm
Featuring work by: Herb Ferris, Lela Jaacks, and John Matusz
AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to present a new installation of sculpture in Kira’s Garden, located on the east side of the Carter-Kelsey building.
Featured sculptures include works by the following artists: Scott Gordon of Norwich, VT; Lela Jaacks of Brownsville, VT; Fitzhugh Karol of Brooklyn, NY; Michael Kraatz and Susan Russell of Canaan, NH; John Kemp Lee of White River Junction, VT; Phil Lonergan of Campton, NH; John Matusz of Waitsfield, VT; Abraham Oort of Hartland, VT; Jessie Pollock of Peterborough, NH; Teresa Taylor of Barnstead, NH; and Jamie Townsend of Springfield, VT. In addition to the works in Kira’s Garden, work by artist Herb Ferris of Windsor, VT will be on display outside of AVA’s West Entrance and works by Torin Porter of Glover, VT; Stephen Procter of Brattleboro, VT; and Judith Wrend of Morrisville, VT will be on view in the Courtyard and Rooftop Garden at the Bente Torjusen West Sculptural Studies Building.
There will be an Opening Reception, free and open to the public, for Kira’s Garden and AVA’s 2017 Juried Summer Exhibition on Friday, July 5, 5-7pm. Kira’s Garden, created in memory of Kira Fournier (1950-2002), was inaugurated in 2008. Fournier, who began her career as a ceramic artist, was particularly noted for her work in cast glass and bronze. On permanent display in Kira’s Garden is one of Fournier’s bronze sculptures from 2001, Split Lady, a reclining female figure on a black granite plinth, situated adjacent to a bench of the same material. The garden is a gift from Fournier’s husband, Benjamin Schore