Joan Curtis to be featured at Castleton Downtown Gallery

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Vermont artist presents mixed-media exhibit at The Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland

Castleton, Vermont (PRUnderground) June 2nd, 2015

The Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland will feature the works of local Vermont artist Joan Curtis running from June 10 through July 11, with an artist reception scheduled for Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

Entitled “Rough Edges: Recent Explorations” the exhibit will feature an array of mixed media and paper-mache pieces, as well as figurative work.

The exhibit documents a tentative transition from narrative art to nonfigurative sculptures.

“What interests me at present is making small abstract sculptures that, in their color and composition, have an appeal solely on the basis of beauty, even if somewhat eccentric,” said Curtis.

The Castleton Downtown Gallery is located on Center Street Alley in Rutland and is open Wednesday through Saturday with hours of operation from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information on the exhibit or the Castleton Downtown Gallery please contact Sarah Karczmarczyk at


Since 1980, Joan Curtis of Brandon, VT has exhibited throughout New England and invitationals nationwide.

Her work is featured in collections at Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, the Fuller Museum of Art, SUNY Adirondack, and in various private collections.

Joan works in a variety of mediums.  She is well known for her mixed-media sculpture, using papier-mâché, fabrics, and other substances on strong supports.  She also works with acrylic painting and colored-pencil drawings.

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