Milking Butterflies

31jul(jul 31)11:00 am06sep(sep 6)4:00 pmMilking ButterfliesPhotographs by Cathy Cone


July 31 (Friday) 11:00 am - September 6 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Event Details

Cathy Cone is a photographer and painter. Cathy and her husband, master printer Jon Cone, founded Cone Editions Press in 1980 in Port Chester, NY as a collaborative printmaking workshop. Cone Editions is now located in East Topsham, Vermont where Cathy is director of the Workshops and Studio.

Cathy received her training at Ohio University, Vermont Studio Center and the Maine Media Photographic Workshops. She received her MFA at the Maine Media College. She was awarded the Vermont Art Fellowships. Some of her exhibitions include Weisman Art Museum, University of Alabama, DeCordova Museum, and the The Vermont Center for Photography. Her works are in the collection of IBM, MCI, Hallmark Fine Art Collections, American Express and the Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York.

Artist Statement

I make photographs as a way to listen to my heart’s song, and then I practice like hell to sing it.

I begin by finding an image in the world. The image emerges as a rather strange, unexpected surprise. This is the evidence that I take back into my studio as “something” found.  It is not unlike collecting specimens. I photograph so I can see what something looks like. I take a slice of life, through my camera lens, in attempt to see what I missed. I then go to work by responding more directly to this “something” – to rediscover through a new conscious intention. I want to connect and have my hand more in it. The finding and constructing of what I understand, and know, links up with what I don’t know, or can’t see. If I’m lucky, they meld into a new image that lives on the threshold.

I make photographs as a way to listen to my heart’s song, and then I practice like hell to sing it.

Click here to watch an interview with Cathy Cone.

  • cathyconec scaled e1599753226809
  • cathyconeb
  • Cone Cathy 10
  • Cone Cathy 9
  • CathyCone Highland3
  • 2Cathy Cone Others
  • 1Cathy Cone Others


Leave a Comment