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1st Floor Merrill Community Room

Colleen Murphy: mixed media on panel

Murphy works in mixed media—primarily acrylic paint and collage—on both canvas and wood panels. The collage elements may appear as photographic, textural, or patterned images and shapes. She has explored a variety of themes over many years, but the overarching themes are architecture, interiors, and landscapes. They are all environments she is attracted to, both external and internal. Occasionally, there is a narrative she wants to communicate or a feeling she wants to express. Most times she follows her intuition as best she can, rather than overthink her process.



2nd Floor South Gallery

Mike Sipe: Photographs

The Lake Champlain region is Sipe’s unparalleled muse; the beauty of the lake, skies, mountains, valley and the people enjoying its splendor. He doesn’t have to travel the world to find world-class beauty; it is here, in his own back yard. His ability to find the area's essence is evolving and it is exhilarating to him. He loves to capture vistas with just the right light accenting a center of interest, the effects of natural elements and motion, and when he finds a wide tonal range, the elegant impression of black and white. Sipe’s objective is to use natural light in capturing images, by being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment, evoking a magical light and an interesting confluence of elements. His goal is to offer carefully selected prints to an audience that is also captivated by the beauty of the region and the exquisiteness just outside our doorsteps.

For more information or to purchase please contact Kate Ashman at Burlington City Arts: 802-865-7296 or kashman@burlingtoncityarts.org

Sipe_Shore to Shore_photograph on canvas

Community Gallery (Front Foyer)

VT Arts & Crafts, Luciana McAllister 

Hi, my name is Luciana and I am the creator behind VT Arts & Crafts. I live in Shelburne, Vermont with my husband and daughter. I love to use a plethora of colors and textures to create movement in my weavings! I source the majority of my materials from other small, women owned businesses.  When you purchase my art, you are not just supporting me, you are supporting so many other makers and artists! This also means that I often use hand or indie dyed yarns and Hand spun Art yarns that are unique and often one of a kind pieces of art in their own right.

Garden Orb Collection - For this collection, I wanted to capture the feeling of being surrounded by lush colorful gardens that will never wilt. Whether you are a gardening enthusiast or not blessed with a green thumb, my Garden Orb Collection will bring Springtime to any space in any season.

Beaded Collection - For the Beaded Collection, I used different kinds of beads to accentuate the movement and flow of the wool…and of course to add a little sparkle!  Each bead was meticulously placed to fit into the overall aesthetic of each weaving, creating an abstract feast for the eyes.



Community Gallery (Hallway)

Essex Art League

The Essex Art League is delighted to show their work at the Pierson Library the month of February. Twenty-seven artists chose to participate and the talent and diversity of work is exceptional.

The Essex Art League is a group of artists and art lovers that began over over 50 years ago. We meet on the first Thursday of each month from September to June from 9-11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church of Essex Junction. We welcome any and all interested artists to join us for community and learning. Membership includes lively hands on activities, artist presentations, weekly painting en Plein Air, exhibitions and more.

For more information please check out our website at essexartleaguevt.com or stop by our next meeting.

Essex Art 1
Essex Art 3

Children's Room

Charles Lysogorski: Circus Paintings

Charles Lysogorski. Charles was born in 1950 and received his ASA in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1970. In 1979 he graduated from the State University at New Paltz, NY with a BFA in painting. Charles moved to NYC in 1980, established a studio in SoHo and worked as the exhibition director for the Museum of Holography.

Charles settled in Shelburne VT in 1994. He has been active in the pursuit of the creative process throughout his career exploring several media including painting, drawing, printmaking, holography and ceramics.