Sculptures by fourteen artists will be featured for the 2016-2017 installation:
- Bill Martin of Grantham, NH
- Herb Ferris of Windsor, VT
- Liz Sibley Fletcher of Mason, NH
- Scott Gordon of Norwich, 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
- Lynn Newcomb of Worcester, VT
- Abraham Oort of Hartland, VT
- Teresa Taylor of Barnstead, NH
- Jamie Townsend of Springfield, VT
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Four Seasons Southeby’s International Realty.
The exhibition AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills: A Celebration of Upper Valley Artists
is being held at Pompanoosuc Mills in Thetford, VT.
Paulette Werger – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 22, 6:00pm
Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry
Gar Waterman and Rob Kesseler – Nature Revisioned
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 6, 6:00pm
Clifford B. West Gallery
Gina Adams – Its Honor is Here Pledged
Gallery Talk: Friday, September 9, 4:00pm
E.N. Wennberg Gallery and Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery
Joshua Yunger – A B C
Johnson Sisters Library (Second Floor)
Sponsored in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.
Kyudo: The Way of the Bow
Free Kyudo Demonstration
Friday, October 14, 6-7:30 pm
“First Shot” Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 9am-4pm–$90
Kyudo means “the way of the bow” and is an ancient form of Japanese archery. It is also a meditation practice, often referred to as “Zen archery.” Practicing kyudo involves focusing one’s attention and calming one’s mind for the precise drawing of the bow and release of the arrow. It is a path to opening one’s heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and loneliness. Hitting the target is not considered important. “You do not practice kyudo to polish your form. You practice kyudo to polish your heart.”—Kanjuro Sendai
Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for the “First Shot” Workshop, a daylong practice to be held on Saturday, October 15, 9am-4pm. “First Shot” gives the beginner an opportunity to practice the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo as meditation. Prooceeds from the “First Shot” Workshop will go to the Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund at AVA. Adults and older teenagers are welcome to participate.
A Kyudo demonstration to introduce the “First Shot” Workshop will be offered on Friday, October 14, from 6-7:30pm. We will also discuss how Kyudo as a martial art became a meditation practice. The Kyudo demonstration is free and open to the public.
Instructors: Ray Chin, Grace DiNapoli, and Tom Kyle teach kyudo in Thetford, Barre, and Barnett, VT, respectively. All are students of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI, a bow maker and kyudo master whose lineage spanned 21 generations of master bow makers.