Kathleen Kolb



The Art of Action: Shaping Vermont's Future Through Art



With an interest in moving beyond collecting artwork celebrating Vermontís iconic past, philanthropists Lyman Orton and Janice Izzi asked the Vermont Arts Council to help commission ten visual artists to create suites of artwork addressing issues considered  essential to Vermontís future. Informed by research conducted by the Vermont Council on Rural Developmentís Council on the Future of Vermont, the artists created work that addressed Vermontís social, cultural and political landscape.

Three hundred artists from 26 states and three foreign countries applied to be a part of the project. A review committee selected 20 finalists. Those finalists presented proposals four months later. After awarding 10 commissions in 2008, the artwork was delivered in August 2009, toured throughout Vermont and to Washington DC through June, 2010, and auctioned in July, 2010

Kathleen Kolb produced a body of work depicting Vermont's Working Landscape. Images of these paintings can be viewed on her Logging page.










 Last Update 05/30/2017



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