On view in the Gallery June 5 to July 8.
Discover Spain’s El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) through the paintings of Vermont artist Susan Abbott. This exhibition evokes the ever-changing, panoramic landscape she experienced during her transformative journey walking the historic road. Susan set out from St. Jean Pied de Port, the traditional Camino starting point on the French side of the Pyrenees, carrying a 15-pound backpack that included sketchbooks, painting supplies, and her journal. Two months and 590 miles later, she arrived on the Atlantic coast with drawings, watercolors, poems, and diaries documenting the pilgrimage. Painted in her Vermont studio, each square painting displays Abbott’s hallmark style of exciting color and striking composition, and the series together creates a powerful narrative about the rich diversity of place that is available to us in our world today, if we venture out to find it.
Join Susan at an opening reception in the Gallery
Friday, June 8
5:00–7:30 PM | Artist’s talk at 5:45 PM
Join acclaimed Vermont artist Susan Abbott as she shares adventures and insights from her solo 600-mile walk from the French Pyrenees to the Spanish Atlantic coast on the historic El Camino de Santiago. Susan will explain the nuts and bolts of how she prepared for this two-month walk, as well as share sketches, photographs, paintings, and poems that were created along the way. This slide lecture will open the premier exhibition of Susan Abbott’s luminous series of oil landscapes inspired by her journey on the Camino.