The Christine Price Gallery, located in the lobby of the Castleton Fine Arts Center, and the Castleton University Bank Gallery, located in the heart of Rutland's historic downtown, showcase local and regional artists throughout the year.
Local artist Angelo Arnold's exhibit "Displaced" will feature a variety of works. As a sculptor working primarily in anthropomorphic, furniture-inspired art, Arnold’s exhibit looks to explore the struggles within the current socio and economical hierarchy towards humanity.
Angelo Arnold is a professional artist, a visiting lecturer, and critic, and a Specialist Instructor at Norwich University in Northfield, VT, with an MFA in Studio Arts and Sculpture from Ohio State University. Arnold has shown his work across Vermont, Ohio, Maryland and Louisiana, as well as in national and international juried exhibitions and collections. He is also a recipient of several professional development, equipment and travel grants, including an Artist Resource Trust Grant, along with Full Fellowships and Crafts Award for his sculptures.
The Laboring Self" juxtaposes the tools of craft with the spirit of the “maker-space”. Crowd workers on Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk job platform are hired to answer a survey about how virtual work affects their bodies. They produce text, photographs, and videos of their hands as they discuss working in the cloud. The artists, in turn, use the information presented to us by virtual “hired hands” in an exhibition at the intersection of textile work and digital production including 3D fabrication, multimedia, laser cutting, and embroidery.
"Return to Sender" is a tactical media workshop, combining craft and technology to create a platform for embodied crowd worker protest. It bridges the spaces of the virtual job platform and the corporation that owns it.