Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace Opens with Art Exhibition

December 1, 2011  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Artist Lorraine Reynolds creates mixed media assemblages such as Ever-thine, 2011, created from found objects. (Contributed photo)

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington recently announced the grand opening of its new antique marketplace for antique dealers, artists and craftspeople.

An art exhibition featuring the work of Vermont artists Lorraine Reynolds and Lisa Lillibridge will be on view during regular business hours through Dec. 31.

Artist Lorraine Reynolds’ mixed media assemblages are a collection of “glimmering prizes.” Assembled in old boxes, frames and books, found objects find unity and a common voice in her hands. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of lost and forgotten things but through Reynold’s creative touch find life again. Reynold’s gift is in sifting through these disparate objects, finding the compatible bits and pieces of others’ lives and weaving their faint and ancient energies together until they sing in one voice. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of these lost and forgotten things, but they remind us that their owners have been lost and forgotten as well. Over the past several years, Reynolds has displayed her work in various group shows throughout Vermont, and she recently won the People’s Choice Award from SEABA’s 2011 Art Hop Juried Show. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and technical designer for Burton Snowboards. (www.glimmeringprize.com)

Lisa Lillibridge moved to Burlington from South Dakota on New Year’s Day 1990 and started making art. Recently, Lillibridge has been working in wood — carving, painting, pounding found objects and experimenting with various subject matters and finishes. She has created benefit art shows with her son, Ellis Govoni, and participated as an artist-in-residence at The Basin Harbor Club. In her artist statement, Lillibridge writes, “I am inspired to live in a community where so many artists donate their art, time and energy to make Burlington such a unique place.” (www.lisilillibridge.com)

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace owner Mary Heinrich Aloi opened her shop as a haven for hunters, pickers and art lovers. The shop is located at 180 Flynn Avenue, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Mondays. The focus of the shop is creating a reconnection to the past. For more information and directions to the Marketplace, visit www.vintageinspired.net

 

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