Art Hop Hours at RU12? Community Center:
Friday 9/6: 5pm-10pm
Saturday 9/7: 10am-10pm
Sunday 9/8: 11am-4pm
**Special Thanks to all of the artists and to DJ Papi Javi for providing our sound!!!
When I look at an
object- a ceramic bowl, a stone wall, an oil painting- I often find myself
looking for evidence of the process: a tool mark, a brushstroke, a fingerprint
or the imprint of a palm. I think of the process of the object's creation, the
crafts-person's frame of mind as they worked their trade or their art- their
years of experience guiding their hands in the thousands of tiny movements
needed to make an object when once there was none. While some may seek to hide
the evidence of process in their final work, it is all I can see. And I find
myself looking for it every time I touch a finished piece.
Asher Folsom Sullivan
My work explores various tensions content and
construction, identity and community, mainstream and subversive often by
incorporating and referencing queer frameworks. I primarily utilize a grayscale
palette, favoring ink, typewriters, paper, and analog processes. These particular drawings are part of a larger series that
seeks to present an unapologetic queer narrative that frankly addresses queer bodies,
relationships, sexuality, and access to resources.
I’m a local graphic design artist who has done work for various
nonprofits including Vermont Cares and Pride Vermont. Aside from my
professional work, I design tattoos (including my own sleeve), and draw and
paint for fun and to decorate my own place. My monster collection started when
I began doodling…drawing all sorts of creatures and features. Then, my little
monsters began developing personalities, each as distinct as their features.
Raging desserts, cute little fuzzy desserts: I began drawing and painting them
enjoy the performance of photography. Looking through a lens to compose,
consider the light, and try to capture what the eye sees is a dance behind the
camera, a solitary endeavor yet also a way to participate in the milieu that I
am shooting. In addition to being behind the lens and her day job, I am a
percussionist with Sambatucada and other occasional bands, and am the producer
of Proud Women Play Music.
As a lifetime Burlington resident, I have long had a passion
for artistry and the balance between
humanity and nature. I had picked up skills in sewing from
my mom as a little girl and since then, have completed various projects for
fun. In recent years, I’ve incorporated my love of nature into my love of
sewing by using sustainable means and the refuse of humanity to create
beautiful and useful products. You
can follow my projects and see more items at
As a child I thought that I would just magically make enough
money as an adult to solve all of the problems my parents
complained about. Then reality hit and that dream dispersed. Luckily I was
introduced to the skill of yard sale shopping and I started my career as
an upcycled jeweler. I love
treasure-hunting in free bins and on the side of the road. I love how this community gives to those who give
back. I love to need something and then turn to what I have in my home and
realize I can create it with a little work, a trip to a second-hand
store and some creative thinking. That’s what I’ve done here.
Milton Rosa Ortiz
Milton Rosa Ortiz was
born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a Bachelor in Architecture from
Kansas State University and, practiced in Aspen, under Studio B Architects,
Harry Teague Architects and, in Mexico under Steve Conger. After discovering a
knack for sculptures at Anderson Ranch Arts Center he relocated to NYC,
abandoned architecture and pursued art full-time. Over then next 15 years he
exhibited in New York, Aspen, New Orleans, Miami, Paris, San Francisco, San
Juan, Kuwait and, Venezuela. His artwork explores issues of the sacred and the
profane through three-dimensional allegories juxtaposing contemporary
For the L-factor
show at Exit Art (NYC, 2003) he presented "La Aparicion de la
Fama." A hanging sculpture based on Jennifer Lopez's green Versace
dress made of fragments of bottles hand-picked from the streets of the Bronx.
In 2008 Milton presented Disbelief , a site-specific installation at the
Brooklyn Academy of Music where plaster casts of human bodies were
suspended from the ceiling as if swiming in an imaginary lake. And, in 2011, he
created Pendulum, an abstraction of such a device for the 103-floor main
lobby of the new Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
The artist is
currently working on a large scale installation called Anemone, to be
installed in a ship, next Winter; and, on a new body of work exploring the
religions of India.
Milton is also an
BSN-RN at Fletcher-Allen Health Care, in Burlington, VT.
As an artist-activist, I use personal and political subject
matter to address issues of identity and equality. I use several tactics and diverse media such as quilting, protest posters, pamphleteering and
other mass media methods. I use messages that emulate and reverse the
messages of my target audience in order to shift the direction of the
message back upon themselves. My
aim is to educate by playing a neutral role in exposing people to their own willful or unconscious ignorance.