With Special Guest: Judith Klausner
Exhibition on view: July 23 – September 11, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22 from 5-7 p.m.
SVAC is honored to host MASKED, an exhibition of work by 22 Vermont artists with disabilities, organized by Inclusive Arts Vermont. Each piece offers the artist’s creative expression of the title—which arose in the early moments of the global pandemic. The work included is as complex and layered as the meaning of the word “masked” itself. The artists explore protection, disguise, veiling, all that is enshrouded, and what lies beneath. The exhibition is traveling statewide from January 2022 through April 2023. In addition to SVAC, the other tour sites are Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in St. Johnsbury, Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, Soapbox Arts in Burlington, and the Statehouse in Montpelier.
For further information about the MASKED artists, artwork, and juried selection process, visit the Inclusive Arts website. Verbal descriptions of the artwork as well as an exhibition audio tour are available.
In addition, artist Judith Klausner’s Coming Out of the Medicine Closet series will be on view as an adjoining exhibition. Klausner, based in Massachusetts, emblazons her own medications—including her inhaler and migraine pills—with Swarovski crystals. In this act of transformation, Klausner hopes the objects’ new hyper-visibility will encourage other medication-users to “come out” about their conditions and, in turn, reduce societal stigmas associated with medication usage.
For accessibility requests, contact Alison Crites, Manager of Exhibitions & Interpretive Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-367-1302.