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The Character of the Kingdom - Art Exhibit
Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In 1991 Robert Mallory Klein, a world-traveled, retired diplomat living in Elmore with his wife, decided to paint the villages and hamlets of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom - over 100 in all.
He spent many consecutive summers painting several views of each; broad strokes of bold color, afforded by summer light, are reminiscent of Hopper, portraying routine places that one might otherwise take for granted. He painted the ordinary scenes before him - the farmhouse, the store, the patched roofs and leaning porches - and captured, in doing so, the lives of the people who lived there - however modest and humble. What remains are the enduring images of the towns and villages he loved. In a sense he documented a history of the Northeast Kingdom; many of the places have changed with the times; many remain the same.
Celebrate Robert Mallory Klein's work at an opening reception with the artist. His daughter, Christine Willard, will share memories about the project. Robert Mallory Klein's exhibit runs from November 1 - December 20 in the HCA Gallery.
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, VT
Contact: Tiffany Quinn