Five local women discuss their exhibit at VCP

Five local women discuss their exhibit at VCP

BRATTLEBORO — Join the Vermont Center for Photography (VCP), 49 Flat St., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. for a gathering with their five current exhibiting artists - Suzanne Flynt, Evie Lovett, Joan O'Beirne, Chris Triebert, and Lynne Weinstein.

Each of these five prominent local photographers will discuss a bit about their works and field questions from the public. The event is free and open to all.

Their exhibit, “FIVE,” will be at VCP through Nov. 30, and can be viewed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

These five artists started meeting five years ago to discuss work, give feedback, and bounce ideas back and forth. “What began as a critique group evolved into a relationship where art and life overlap - where conversations range from photo technique to losing parents and living with the aftermath of [Tropical Storm] Irene,” they wrote in their artists' statement.

• Flynt traditionally works in historical processes of pinhole and wet plate collodion to create prints and tintypes. She has exhibited this work at Vermont Center for Photography, Spheris Gallery, and Hampshire College. For FIVE, she combined digital photography with 19th century kallitype (or Van Dyke) and cyanotype printmaking methods.

• Lovett is a photographer and artist who describes her work as documentary portraiture. She has photographed drag queens in Vermont; North American Indian Days on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana; the hospital in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda; and Muslim women in Paris.

• O'Beirne is an artist and educator. She teaches photography at Greenfield (Mass.) Community College. Her artwork is an exploration of the physicality of the photographic image.

• Triebert has been working in her studio along the Rock River in South Newfane since 1990. Her love of the rural environment is a strong influence in her photographic expression.

• Weinstein is a photographer and teacher whose work has been supported by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation Arts Fund. Before teaching at The Putney School, she was a photo editor at Life magazine and was a freelance editorial photographer.

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