MAGnificent Art Walk

Event Information

  • Event Date: 09/14/2017 (All day)
  • MAGnificent Art Walk at MILTON ART CENTER AND GALLERY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 from 4:30-6:30 PM.                    MILTON, VERMONT- On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Milton Artists’ Guild will hold its monthly MAGnificent Art Walk from 4:30-6:30 pm at 199 US Route 7 South, Milton, in the plaza behind the Milton Post Office. Four artists will be showcased: Gary Walz; Mary Krause; Sue Mason and David Lesperance.  This community Arts Center & Gallery will be the home for the Milton Artists’ Guild through March 2018 and will serve as a hub for the arts in the Milton and greater Northern Chittenden community. The center and gallery will feature exhibits (permanent and rotating); a frame shop, gift shop and rental space for artists and community groups. Visitors can visit Wednesdays through Sundays between the hours of 11:00 am-7:00 pm.  Visitors are encouraged to stop by regularly to see “artists in action” in the space and participate in ongoing art workshops, informational sessions and community activitiese encountered.  Dave Lesperance started his image making with film as the medium. The first hurdle was making an acceptable negative. Then came the realization that this was only the beginning of a long journey. There is a lot more to it than putting out a technically correct image. You really have to have something to say. This part of the puzzle was realized in the darkroom work. A lot of one's self can be expressed in what takes place 'in the dark'. That's all well and good, but now how do you do the same kind of work with a digital image.​Sue Mason started drawing as a teenager, and loved it. She attended Essex Jct. High School, and graduated in 1970. Sue received a degree from Trinity College in Elementary Education of Hiawatha Elementary School in Essex Jct., and worked in the reading department from 1976 – 1988. Due to health issues, she lost touch with my creative side over the years. At the suggestion of my dear friend, Pat, attempted to paint in the watercolor medium, and fell in love with it. She generally painst once a week, and it takes her 3-4 weeks for a painting to be completed. Mary Krause attended Moorpark Community College and apprenticed for Gaye Lynn Laguire, a California portrait and landscape artist. Three paintings Mary helped create were accepted and juried in the 1990 Malibu ‘Design House’ and two were sold.   Mary also studied under Lydia Moorpark (Watercolor); Eric Tobin (Summer and Winter Workshops); T.M. Nicholas (Oil); Christopher Magadini (Oil) and Caleb Stone (Oil).  Mary lives and paints in Essex Junction, VT.  Gary Walz has been an avid wood worker and craftsman since Junior High School. Although he excelled in math and science and went on to a career in Engineering and Management, working with wood has always been his primary passion. Gary began building furniture in earnest shortly after he graduated from college progressing from simple projects to his own designs.  He has personally built the majority of the furniture in his home.    While in school, one tool he enjoyed using was the wood lathe and he finally purchased his own approximately 8 years ago.  After turning his first pen, he became hooked, and now sells his work online, in galleries, and at over 15 shows a year in and out of Vermont.   He truly is a mixed media artist, incorporating natural objects like pine cones, nuts, acrylics and metals as well as wood.  He is probably most well known locally for his “Steampunk Inspired” pens which use various watch parts cast in clear acrylic and then turned and polished.  As well as showcasing four artists each month, the Milton Art Center and Gallery will provide a year-round schedule of exhibits, workshops, and art-related activities for people of all ages. Specially-themed events will be scheduled throughout the year.  In addition, the Milton Artists’ Guild will hold its annual ArtFest on November 11 & 12 during the holiday season showcasing the work of over 50 artists from Milton and beyond. The Mission of the Milton Artists’ Guild is to support the creative endeavors of members and to stimulate the appreciation of the visual Arts in Milton, Vermont For more information about the Milton Artists’ Guild and the Milton Art Center & Gallery, go to