• Upcycled Accessories by Alix Klein
  • Etched Ceramics by Alex Costantino
  • Mt. Mansfield Cast Jewelry by Courtney Reckord
  • Stool by Turner Osler

Mark of the Machine

An Exhibit by Members of the Burlington Generator Maker Space.

Burlington, VT – 85 Church St. Frog Hollow - Many see Makers as the next evolutionary step for the craftsperson, merging technology and traditional materials.  For the month of August, Frog Hollow will display an array of maker based artwork, created by past and present members of the Generator Maker Space in Burlington, VT. Mark of the Machine is an exhibition of current work being produced across the spectrum by individuals utilizing this innovative resource in the heart of Burlington. The shows goal is to highlight the diversity of products in development utilizing a wide array of materials and approaches.  Generator aims to be a community of collaboration among artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs while fostering a fertile environment for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. They exist at the intersection of art and technology and offer the greater Burlington community a full suite of tools, workspaces, and education opportunities. Generator makes high-tech equipment available to their members: hobbyists, tinkerers, craftsmen, and professionals.  Generator members share access to all the equipment. Even more importantly, Generator members are a collaborative creative group of people with a wide range of skills and interests. 

Makers in the show will include: Jim Wick, Alix Klien, Jean Cherouny, Jake Blend, Turner Osler, Alex Constantino and others.

Opening event will take place August 5th from 5-8PM.

Events are Free and Open to All!
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Watch for our new Art Cart on Church Street

John Brickels in the cART
John Brickels Demonstrating in the cART photo by Chris Behr

 

Over the past six years Frog Hollow has run a series of statewide craft outreach efforts to determine how best to educate the public on Vermont crafts people and their craft processes. These efforts included last years “Artstream” (a retrofitted Airstream camper that Frog Hollow used as a traveling gallery) and multiple traveling exhibits.  The result of these efforts is the commissioning of a mobile studio the organization has affectionately named the Art Cart (or cART as designer Aaron Stein refers to it).

The Frog Hollow Art Cart was designed and created by local artists Aaron Stein and Aaron Grossman as a mobile platform for artisans to demonstrate not just what they make, but how they craft and create it. The main concern was to make a safe environment that the public could approach and watch as work was being produced. The cART is a versatile design which can be used as a platform to create on or as a backdrop to house tools and materials. A built in plexi glass shield encompasses the entire front of the cart while an adjustable mirror allows for those watching to see an aerial view of the artists hands at work.

The cart may be a new addition to Burlington’s Church Street, but in a way, it’s been here all along. Made from rectangular aluminum framing beams, once window channel in several Church Street storefronts it may be claimed that the cart is actual built from Church Street. Add to this the locally salvaged corrugated siding, leveling jacks and motorcycle wheel, the two Aarons reclaimed and repurposed local materials for the bulk of the cart’s construction, making it an upcycled work of art in its own right.

Already up and operating (John Brickels [pictured]was our inaugural artist demonstrating on August 6th in front of the gallery) Frog Hollow has put together a schedule of upcoming artists and partner organizations (organization who use craft as a tool in their work) demonstrations for the coming month.

Date                Time               Artist                                      Medium

August 26      4-8PM            Maxine Hugon                     Clay

Sept 2             4-8PM            Daryl Storrs                          Printmaking

Sept 8             Noon - 4        Shelburne Craft School      Wood Carving

Sept 9             Noon - 4        Shelburne Craft School      Wood Carving

Sept 10           Noon – 4       Victoria Blewer                    Hand Colored Photography

Sept 16           Noon – 4       Eric Nelson                           Glass

Sept 16           5-8PM            Project Healing Waters      Fly Tying

Sept 17            Noon – 4       Eric Nelson                           Glass

Sept 23           Noon – 4       Carol MacDonald                 Printmaking

Sept 30           Noon – 4       Deborah Holmes                 Painting

Demonstrations are free and open to all.


Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center
85 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

phone (802) 863-6458 

Gallery Hours:  

Winter hours: Jan 11 – April 15
We will be closed all day Wednesday, Jan 20th for inventory
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer and Fall hours: April 16 – Nov 27
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holiday hours: Nov 28 – Jan 7
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you can’t visit us in person, check out our online gallery! You are also welcome to call us anytime so we can help you find what you are looking for or email us at  infoatfroghollow.org