In 2009, with an eye toward expanding its showcase of Vermont artists, the Guild doubled its retail space and added a gallery room called The Backroom Gallery for special exhibits. We invite Vermont’s most talented artists and crafts folk to exhibit their work in one-person or collaborative shows. These special shows are publicized and reported in area newspapers, websites, community calendars and via the Guild’s vast email and postal mailing lists. We host Artist receptions with a fine selection of food and drink to welcome the public to the newest exhibit. Gallery shows run for approximately 6 weeks.
We joyously announce
We Will Always Be One
The Arts of Elizabeth Robbins
Stained Glass, Fiber, Native American Beading & More
August 28 to October 5, 2019
Opening Party: Friday September 6
Join Us for a fun celebration of this well-loved artist & in our Back Room Gallery filled with the reflective beauty of her glass & elegant beaded clothing celebrating her native American heritage & world citizenship.
From 4 to 6
Delightful Refreshments will be Served
On that day, September 6th, there will also be a STOREWIDE 20% OFF ALL DAY-ONE DAY SALE to honor all our artisans from 10:30 – 5:30 (Courtesy of the Guild)
Elizabeth Robbins graduated with a degree in Art from Southern Connecticut State College in 1967. She went on to study a wide variety of topics including stained glass, ceramics, photography, fashion design, calligraphy, painting, color theory and art history at such institutions as: Silvermine Guild, Cooper Union and Yale University. Her work and studies took her to New York City, Jerusalem (besides owning a boutique she also did costume design for MGM), Amsterdam and Cambridge, MA. Elizabeth has also traveled extensively worldwide.
She has worked and studied privately with the foremost experts in stained glass: Albinas Elskus, John Nussbaum, Gene Mallard and Jack Smith.
In 1995, Elizabeth was one of four prominent American stained glass artists invited to participate in a special program at Wolverhampton College in Wolverhampton, England. In the company of her peers from around the world, Elizabeth studied ancient painting techniques and modern glass casting techniques.
Her stained glass pieces are unique in the extent of depth and detail achieved by applying these ancient and modern techniques. She works from her studio in Lyndonville.
Elizabeth’s works are displayed in public buildings, homes and museums throughout the United States, Europe, India, and Israel.
In the 1950’s Elizabeth spent many hours researching Native American art and regalia at the Brooklyn Museum and at the Native American Museum in the Bronx, NY. Since that time she has become a respected practitioner of beading and leather work, embracing her personal lineage, working with Native American youths to pass on her skills as well as educating the public of the art of that heritage.
In the Native American tradition of recycling, she makes many of her beads by melting down and reforming scrap stained glass. She combines them with commercial beads to create regalia, clothing, bags and jewelry.
Celebrating her native American Heritage, new beaded fiber works are part of the exhibit, as well as work from her two books, A Is for Angel, A New Testament ABC, and In Searching for Absolute Blue, Love is not what you think. Both books will be available for sale during the exhibition.
The Fiber Art of
October 9 – November 22
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For more information about the Backroom Gallery shows please contact James M Frase-White, Back Room Gallery Curator at 802-748-0158 or – email c/o the Guild: firstname.lastname@example.org (ATTN: James) or at his home email; email@example.com