For three artists - Dianne Shullenberger, Leslie Roth and Elizabeth Fram - the act of art-making, together with the ability to escape into nature and enjoy the everyday grace of life in Vermont, offered sustenance and fostered resilience at the height of the pandemic’s lock-down. The work in this exhibition, made during that period, speaks of hope, of little sparks of joy, and of inspiration found close to and at home during this troubled time.
The past two years have made demands of us all. While exact experiences have varied in intensity or quality depending on location and individual circumstance, the overall stresses have been widespread, impactful and abnormal. Lives have been disrupted in ways not previously considered possible, affecting work, families and friendships. And yet we adapt. We shift our expectations and cultivate gratitude through art.