The Cambridge Arts Council will host a gathering for residents of the community to meet Sarah Rutherford, the artist selected to paint murals on the silos on the former Bell-Gates property. The gathering will be held on Thursday, November 5th, 2015, 4:00-6:00PM at Visions of Vermont Fine Art Galleries’ Carriage Barn.
A Rochester, NY-native and a graduate of the University of Vermont, Sarah has painted more than 30 murals, bringing extensive experience to the project. “Vermont is a really important place to me,” said Sarah. “Ultimately, I would like these murals to bring pride to the current residents for the rich history of the generations that came before, and for the beautiful home they are passing down to their children.”
The artist will also be meeting with students at Johnson State College (JSC) to present on her background and personal journey as well as her wants and needs for the project and how to connect it with JSC students. Michael Zebrowski, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at JSC, has created an internship program that gets students engaged in public art from concept, design, and implementation. Students interested in the internship are encouraged to attend.
Cambridge Elementary School students will share the books they made during their local history unit with the artist to help inform preliminary designs for the silo murals.
The first silo design draft is due in January 2016.