Monday, February 23, 2015

Science Meets Art at Artists’ Mediums

Bob Arns is a nuclear physicist with a hidden talent.  For the last six decades, the UVM Professor Emeritus has been creating artwork under the alias Mutin.  On March 5, the intersection of science and art will be on display as Artists’ Mediums in Williston holds a reception for Arns’ first solo show.
Initially Arns did his painting clandestinely, worried that it might detract from his reputation as a scientist, but of late he has become willing to shed some light on his artistic side.  This show is the first time he has allowed his work to be shown in public.  Arns’ paintings run the gamut from abstract to representational and include both oils and acrylics. His subject matter ranges from portraiture to flowers, birch trees and sunsets in Maine, but his most recent compositions consist of images inspired by the Hubble telescope.  There are five paintings in this series and it is an area that Arns continues to explore.
“I’m really pleased and honored to have Bob’s show at my store,” said Artists’ Mediums owner Chelsea Lindner.  “I love this exhibit.  Each of these works is impressive.  They cover several styles and subjects, but there is a flow through each grouping of canvases.  It’s wonderful to come to work and be able to enjoy them.”
The reception will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on March 5.  Light snacks and beverages will be served.  Arns’ paintings will be on display at Artists’ Mediums through the end of April.  More of his work can be seen at
-by Phyl Newbeck

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bookmaking class!

BOLD! Beautiful! and Fun(ky)! Adventures in Bookmaking”
Instructor: Kristen Watson
Class date: Saturday, February 21st
Class time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Skill level/age: Beginner, age 15+
Class fee: $95 per student, supplies additional
Signup deadline: Saturday, February 14th
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Spend the afternoon with Kristen and learn basic bookmaking and bookbinding methods. First we’ll experiment with a variety of fun paper treatment techniques using all kinds of dry and wet media. Then we’ll assemble our treated papers and hand-bind our books. You’ll learn pamphlet stitching, Japanese stab binding, perfect binding, and more. Take time for yourself to explore and create in a relaxed environment and take home several unique, expressive, and functional books that can be used for journaling, writing, scrapbooking, the sky’s the limit! You’ll also receive access to a digital handout with the techniques & materials we covered, plus a list of resources for further exploration and inspiration.
Explore and create in a relaxed environment. Complete beginners encouraged! Great way for couples, or parents and teens to spend an afternoon together.
Please purchase materials for class in advance. See supply list (TBA) Parking for class will be on side of building.
Learn more about Kristen here:
Refund Policy :
Please sign up early for classes. This gives us time to order the correct amount of supplies and prevents us from canceling the class if there doesn’t seem to be any interest. Full refunds will not be given for class cancellations. If you need to cancel, 50% will be returned in the form of store credit and 50% will go to the teacher. If Artists’ Mediums needs to cancel for any reason, you will receive a full refund.