Posted by Karl A. Rinker on Jan 04, 2023
Tripp, Louisa
Louisa Tripp enjoys the artistic beauty inherent in data, data management and data exchange.   An IT professional currently working for the State of Vermont, she also volunteers for the behind the scenes IT needs of Rotary.  Louisa is not a professional artist and credits any artistic talent exhibited as inherited from her father who in addition to his own art, has painted copies of Hockney, Cezanne and Monet.  Creativity is what moves society forward -, communication, resolution of issues and even IT all benefit from creativity and creative thinking.

Ainsworth, Pete - A1 Graphics 
Like a lot of other kids growing up in Central Vermont, I started going to the Thunder Road with my family at a young age. I was intrigued by the speed and flair of the cars. With my family involved with several race teams, I became a permanent fixture at Thunder Road. At the age of 13, I was able to combine my passion for racing and art together, lettering local drivers’ cars. In 1999, I turned my hobby into my career and started A-1 Graphics. For over 20 years, I have been dedicated to bringing high quality work at a fair price to racers along with businesses throughout our state.
My connection to Thunder Road is not only on a business level, it’s also on a personal level. As soon as I became old enough to drive, my family and I started our own race team competing for approximately 20 years in the Street Stock and Flying Tiger Divisions. Soon after I hung up my helmet, I was asked to trade it in for another seat, driving the tracks pace car.
Whether you have a race car or local business, you can be assured that my commitment continues to be making your image stand out among the crowd. 

Avery, Jan
I grew up in Castleton, VT and started drawing and painting as a young child. This began my lifelong interest in art. I became fascinated with
different media and subjects. After a spending time rearing my family and pursuing my nursing career, I began to get serious with art. I studied reverse glass painting and watercolor with Bernadette Eddy. I have received training at The Fletcher Farm School in Ludlow and have studied with many accomplished artists.
I traveled to Provence, France in 1992 for two weeks of classes. I loved the landscapes and townships we were able to paint while touring
the region. I have participated in summer workshops and weekly art classes in the spring and fall.
I am a Palletteers member and past president. I currently serve as a board member. I am a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor
Society, Northern Vermont Artists (NVA) and the Art Resource. Association (ARA). 

Babic, Katie
 I'm a born and raised Vermonter and For as long as I can recall I have fused art and nature synchronously. After graduating from St.Lawrence University with a Masters in Counseling and Human Development and a BA in Fine Arts and Education, I returned to Vermont, married my high school sweetheart and started a family.In 2020, I began a new chapter in my life when I made the choice to stay home with my three young children. During this time, I reconnected with my creative process and landed on the cathartic exercise called “pulling”.“Pulled” is a term used by artists when printing a single print of their work. This technique is reflected in these ‘one-of-a-kind’ VT prints, as each one is individually created. Through the art of pulling on Vermont’s native hardwoods, I aim to share with you this wholehearted exchange that showcases nature’s hidden beauty. My work continues to be inspired by my love for where I live and for the many hidden gems that surround me.ENJOY THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS YOU!


Bristol, Iona

My name is Iona. I’m 19, I was born and raised in Vermont but have spent some time on the West Coast and in Scotland. I’m a Barista at August First in Burlington. On my days, off I like to work on my creative practices and spend time with my loved ones. 

Burnes, Prudence
I was fortunate enough to be born in Barre, Vt and lived in or close-by my entire life. 
I attended Goddard College, studying art and other interesting subjects; but am primarily self-taught as an artist. Painting has been a focus for me as far back as I can remember. 
For nearly thirty years, I was self-employed as an etcher in the Barre granite industry. It was a privilege and an honor to work with some of the finest artists and artisans, continuing a history that also honored my family heritage. Over that time period, over 10,000 pieces were produced. Often creating the single most important piece of art purchased by these families and communities to commemorate loved ones or historic, life-changing events. 
My paintings have been exhibited and collected throughout New England, NY, Martha's Vineyard and Ireland. 
I am currently working in acrylics, watercolor and oil. 

Cecchinelli, Giuliano

Christensen, Cynthia & Bullett, Bee
My love for bright colors blossomed as a child, inspired by my mother and grandmother, in a world of sewing.
I made clothes, bed covers/curtains, and stuffed animals. For all my 64 years, I have loved exploring art, creating & making, writing & photography, while working in healing arts, licensed as an acupuncturist for 14 years. What a unique blessing to draw, while working full time, eight years, as an operator on our Vermont Support Line.
And then at 62, something new! I launched my art website, and online store, Paper, Canvas Wrap, Wood, Metal, Acrylic, Merchandise prints, and commissions are available.
Using markers & pens, I love drawing colorful, detailed animals/nature inspired abstracts. Originals are drawn with Sharpie, Tom Brow, Dual Brush, Markers to lay down colors, highlighted with Uniball Gold, White, and Silver pens, on 18" x 24" Heavyweight, Swarthmore Drawing Paper.
Markers & pens are not as expensive as some art supplies and travel easily.
Each drawing takes about a week, inspired by seasons, events in my life & others.
I am touched when Collectors choose my art honoring special occasions 
such as weddings, graduations, birthdays, holidays, reunions, gifts to self,
or for those experiencing health/life challenges. 
My art is now in 28 states across the US and Canada.
Future dreams include seeing my art in hospitals, patient rooms, healing spaces, shelters,
and other community spaces where spirits need uplifting.
Bullett, Bianca Lee

Bianca Lee Bullett, age 14, is a New York based young artist working in various media and formats. Born and raised in Greenwich Village and Chelsea, Bianca is currently a 9th grade student at New Explorations in Science, Math + Technology (NEST+m) High School on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where she pursues a STEM-based curriculum. Throughout her life, she has studied art making both in and outside of school. In addition to visual arts, Bianca studies ballet at the Joffrey Ballet School, and participates in school theater. She is currently cast for a leading role in a forthcoming production of Peter and the Star Catcher, a play based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for stage by Rick Elice. Bianca inherited an eye for fashion from her mother, a creative director in the apparel industry, and enjoys cultivating her own unique style. Her spiritual interests encompass Buddhism and Vedanta. She enjoys yoga and meditation, and has done residential stays at ashrams in upstate New York and in the Bahamas. A caring soul who loves animals, Bianca volunteers at Lucky Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Chatham, New York, during school breaks. There, she helps injured and orphaned deer and other native species regain their health before being returned to the wild. Bianca also helps care for her agong (Taiwanese grandfather), a stroke survivor, on weekends, and enjoys visiting paternal grandparents in Calais, Vermont. She resides part time in Hudson, upstate New York. 

Danziger, Jeff
Political cartoonist, writer
b. November 14 1943, New York City
Fox Lane School, Bedford, NY
University of Denver, BA English 1966
University of Vermont, MA English  1975
Middlebury College, Honorary Doctorate 1984
Residence: 420 West 47th St., New York NY 10036 and
                   305 Miller Road, Dummerston VT 05346
US Army, 1967-71, Honorable Discharge, First Lieutenant,
Vietnam 1970-71, Bronze Star, Air Medal.
Teaching: Union 32 High School, Montpelier, VT 1971-1981
University of Vermont, adjunct instructor, 1975-1980
The Rutland Herald, Rutland VT, 1975 – present
NY Times, editorial illustrations, 1980-85

Granite Center Garden Club - Contact Ed or Diane Blodgett
The Granite Center Garden Club held its first meeting on April 15, 1938. The primary focus of the Garden Club is to care for our eight garden beds that are located throughout Barre City. We give recognition to homeowners and businesses with beautiful and breathtaking gardens.
GCGC gives a yearly scholarship to a senior at Spaulding High School who is interested in horticulture or a related field. 
Our members create flower arrangements for the Paletteers’ Art Show and also give arrangements to our essential businesses at the holidays. 
Our popular plant sale in the spring enables the gardeners in the community to purchase our plants for very reasonable prices. We welcome interested gardeners to our club! 
Our members are very excited to participate in Barre Art Splash 2023!

Ford, Chris
I've lived in Barre my whole life. I graduated from Vermont Technical College in 1980 and became a draftsman for Lane Sawmills, at the former Smith, Whitcomb, and Cook Co. As a hobby, and for extra spending money, I worked on and began lettering race cars. By 1983, it became a lucrative side business. In 1985 I went completely on my own in the sign trade. Through the late 80's and into the early 90's, well before computers were of any real assistance, I would hand letter 30 to 40 race cars in a season, at my peak.
As vinyl took over, more people started in the business. The prestige of a sign man began to wear off. I fell back into my craftsmanship roots and currently find my niche in the design and manufacture of quality signs. These days I only do a handful of race cars. However, I've had the good fortune to have hand lettered several restored coupes. Most, for the Lloyd Hutchins collection and for Paul Zampieri, of which includes the #13 Ronny Marvin car.


Griffith, Cindy
580 West Hill Road, North Middlesex, VT  05682
Being born and raised in Waterbury Center, Vermont contributed to becoming an artist of nature.  My art training began early at the hands (and brush) of my father, Artist Leon Griffith.  Though he died when I was only 17, he imparted in me respect and appreciation for nature and my initial interest in art.
Graduating magna cum laude in college, I minored in art and continued taking art classes in many other venues. Though my professional life was diverted to a career in public service, I eventually made art my second career.  My art career consists of non-stop exhibiting and networking.  In addition, I’ve been juried into many art exhibits such as Southern Vermont Art Center, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Art in the Round Barn, Waitsfield, VT, various shows at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT, Vermont Governor’s Office, Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, VT, Gruppe Gallery, Jericho, VT, Arabella’s Gallery, Windsor, VT and T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier. Other achievements include being juried into the University of Vermont Medical Center Annual Artist Calendar in 2013 and for 2016 as well as being selected to be an Artist in Residence for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH. 
In addition, I am a past President of the Vermont Pastel Society, past Board member of the T. W. Wood Art Gallery and Museum, ongoing juried member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, Art Resource Association, Studio Place Arts, T.W. Wood Gallery and Bryan Memorial Gallery.
Painting in pastel, oil and acrylic, my art has been described as magical realism.  Oil painting was the first medium I fell in love with as a child, enjoying the sensation of oils gliding over a smooth surface with a fine brush. A few years ago, I fell in love with the physical intimacy of pastel as well as the vibrancy of the colors. 

Hambleton, Tracey J. With Barre-Rana, Granitum Lapidarius (Granite Stone Cutter Frog)
From the depths of sparkling waters rises this springtime peeper. Found primarily around the famed granite quarries in Barre, Vermont. Bring one to your own back yard.
I’ve been a practicing plein air painter since 2010. For most of the year, I take a small tripod mounted easel and my painting supplies outside. My focus has been to explore deeply the familiar views around my home — initially Marshfield’s meadows and mountains, and now the working landscape and farms in East Montpelier.
During 2021 and 2022 I was an Artist in Residence at Studio Place Arts in Barre. During the 11 months of the residency, I painted many neighborhoods in Barre, historic architecture, and the granite quarries.
If weather keeps me inside, I find inspiration from the views outside my windows. I scout often, walking or driving, and use my photos from these forays for my studio work. My challenge is always to maintain the freshness of a plein air painting, the spontaneity of my brushwork, and the feel of the paint itself.
You can see more of my work on Instagram @hambletonartist, Facebook and my website: - 802.595.4532

Harvey, Melody
Melody Harvey is a native Vermonter who currently lives in Barre.  She is a self- taught artist who has explored many mediums which include acrylics, oils, paper mache, granite and glass etching, pencil, pen and ink, pastel, as well as watercolor.  Melody is mainly a landscape artist who applies acrylic paint on  canvas to create striking and vivid works while sometimes adding wildlife.  She also enjoys painting on windows for local businesses and mural art by commission. 
Melody Harvey
21 Highland Ave Apt. #6, Barre, VT. 05641

Hutchins, Ann with "Sunset Coupe" before decorating It.
I have always loved to create, whether it was art class, interior design, establishing a business (Lajeunesse Interiors) in 1980, personal landscape design work, floral design and quilting. And more recently, I've learned a variety of historic early American decorating techniques that are painted on trays and furniture.  It is always fun to learn something new and keep the creative process going. Being a part of the BARRE ART SPLASH is very exciting. Decorating a vintage coupe as an artistic design will be challenging while at the same time it will be enjoyable to create!

King, Roger &  Nelle
Roger is a Berlin, VT resident who has lived in Central VT since 2001. He is married to his beautiful wife Erin, and has two children (Nelle, and Shafer).
He is a 26 year member of the PGA of America and currently works as the Head Golf Professional at The Sugarbush Resort Golf Club.
He recently took up painting during the Pandemic and likens it to playing golf. Both are artistic in their own way. The good thing about painting is, you can't hit the golf ball into the water when painting! Click here to see Roger's video.

Kiniry, Linda
I grew up in Vermont and only start painting as an adult.  I enjoy painting with multiple mediums.  When I am working, I totally lose time and myself in the creative process.   Bernadette Eddy was my earliest mentor.  She taught me Eglomise or Reverse Glass Painting and Faberge' styled eggs.  Later I took many workshops and classes at galleries, art organizations and attended Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts.
I enjoy working with watercolor, acrylic, oils and pastels.  Most of my present work is in pastels and oils.  I work with my husband in our Arts and Carving business, decorating Santas that are carved from cypress trees.  I enjoy the challenge of working with the shapes that mother nature has given us.
I am a member of the Paletteers, Vermont Hand Crafters, Vermont Pastel Society, SPA and the Wood Art gallery. I served twice as president and many years on the board of the Paletteers, six years on the Vermont Hand Crafters board and as a board member at large for the Vermont Pastel Society.
My work has been shown in The Chandler, The Chaffee Art gallery, The Governor's Office, The Bryant Art Gallery, Studio Place Arts, T.W. Wood Gallery and many years at the Barre Heritage Festival.  I have been fortunate to have my work recognized and have received awards in many of these shows. 62 Cassie Street, Barre, VT, 05641 - 802.479.9563 -

Landy, John
I have reconnected to my love of painting and have been exploring ways to connect my painting with natural landscapes. I find 
inspiration in nature and our natural environment. I employ a combination of land, sky and water to capture the natural world and its peaceful inspiration primarily through the use of soft pastels. 

I am particularly inspired to create works of art for families with a personal connection to a landmark or location. The site that holds special meaning in the family history or experience. 
I am a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, President of The Paletteers of Vermont and a long-term board member of the T. 
W. Wood Gallery & Museum and the Center for Arts & Learning in Montpelier VT.
 16 Greenfield Terrace, Montpelier VT 05602 - 802-498-4451 - 

Martin, Liz - SHS Class of 87
Liz Martin is a graphic designer and art director based in Arlington, VA.
In her spare time, Liz pursues interests in fiber art and illustration, and any other creative projects that might strike her fancy. She also takes her dog on weekend adventures in the company of her husband, Will.
Liz holds degrees in Graphic Design from the Corcoran School of Art + Design in Washington, DC (now part of George Washington University) and American Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She originally hails from New England where she was born a seventh generation Vermonter.

Mascitti, Paul
My family's Barre roots go back to the very early 1900's when my great grandfather migrated here from Italy to start his own granite business. He was especially good at carving roses by hand out of granite and, at $25 a piece, that became his focus until his untimely passing in the 1940's. With my grandfather and father also working within the granite industry, it seemed to make sense that I would follow suit. While spending time learning monumental drafting, I just couldn't keep my mind away from my true passion: designing race cars! - I loved looking at the fantastic race car lettering that local guys like Chris Ford, Orton Patch and the Lefleche family over in Graniteville did for racers in the region, and I like to think I still draw inspiration from them even today! Mascitti Brothers was born when my brother and I noticed a local need for a reliable source for office, truck, and motor sports vinyl lettering where the customer could tell the company was interested in fulfilling their needs to their liking no matter how small.
Paul will be doing the three cars below, # 71, Bobby Draggon, # 15 Joey Laquerre & # 18 Stub Faddon.

Ritchie, Heather Milne and Bevins, Isabella on the right is a professional granite memorial carver, artist in many mediums and mother of two. She is a graduate of Bennington College, a twice resident of the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and a regular contributor to the Central Vermont Arts community. A member of Studio Place Arts and The Surface Design Association, her sculptures are shown in New England galleries and across the country in cemeteries nationwide. A recipient of public and private art commissions, Heather is an active independent artist.An innovative sculptor, she brings a unique vision to the traditional stone art trade. As a painter and mixed media artist, Heather finds inspiration in natural world subjects. She resides in her lifelong stomping ground of Central Vermont and works out of her granite carving studio located at 12 Mill Street Barre, VT 05641.

Isabella Bevins, Heather's niece is a 2023 graduate of Spaulding High School continuing her education in college to major in
nursing. She is Treasurer of National Honor Society and Vice President of her Senior class. She is involved with Interact Club, Key Club and Student Athletic Leadership Team. A well rounded academic student and captain athlete she has a positive impact on those around her. Isabella works at T.J. Maxx and Lincoln House during the school year and Camp Downer in the summer.

Murphy, Pam
Pam lives in Barre, Vermont, and has two daughters, Erin and family in Montpelier, and Meghan in Burlington.Pam will tell you she’s not an artist and she can’t paint, but she has loved taking pictures since she was first given a Brownie Kodak camera at the age of ten.  She has gotten creative in her job as a librarian taking pictures for newsletters and public relations materials.  She likes artistic endeavors and has tried most types of arts & craft projects at one time or another.  She joined the Paletteers when she was asked to be the Secretary in 2019. Since then she has exhibited her photography at various shows.

Osterman, Jerry
Born and raised in Oregon, Graduated from New England Conservatory of Music in 1970, Worked as a musician in Indiana, Attended Indiana University and became  a licensed CPA, Moved to Vermont in 1983, Worked as a CPA in Central Vermont for over 30 years, Retired from accounting in 2016, Mentored in drawing, painting and sculpture by Janice Walrafen, Charles Woodard, Don Heuerman, Linda Kiniry and others. 

Randall, Allison
I was born and raised in Barre, VT. Growing up I had always wanted to become a professional artist. My parents' construction business, Randall Contracting Inc., gave me my first opportunity to use painting as a way to make money. The first gig I can remember was painting the windows in their renovation of Studio Place Arts when I was 14. Graduating from Spaulding High School in 2004, I pursued a degree in Multimedia and Graphic Design at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. I have always had a passion for fine arts, taking every opportunity to fill every elective I could with art classes. Sitting down at a computer never sparked my interests, however, and I came back to my roots as a painter for my family's construction company. Specializing in historic renovations and then also federal contracts at the Burlington courthouse, I eventually began doing my own independent painting in residential and local area businesses. I have had a lifelong connection to small business in Barre through my father and through those relationships I have been commissioned to make quite a few murals along the way. I have two large murals in the former Project Independence in Barre, and another small mural in Our House. For the last two years I have turned to a career working as a butter maker at Vermont Creamery and have left painting to remain as a hobby. Along the way I have become a mother to two amazing boys, Javion (10) and Tre'shaun (5). Motherhood has been my main focus and love, where I share my passion for art with my children every chance I get.

Ravenhorst- Adams, Kathy
“I wish through my art to celebrate the wonder and beauty of nature, to call
attention to its intricate details, infinite variety, power and fragility. 
“My expression of nature through art reflects the joy and peace and beauty of
the natural world and my concern for it under the hand of humankind. 
“It is my hope that through my art others may gain a similar appreciation for all of
creation and realize and accept their responsibility for the care and protection of it.”
 Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams enjoys working in watercolor, pastel and oil.  She has taught watercolor for many years and is active in and exhibits with many artist groups including the Paletteers, the Vermont Pastel Society, the Vermont Watercolor Society, and several local artist groups.    Her work may be seen in several Vermont galleries including Art, etc. in Randolph, the White River Craft Center in Randolph, the T. W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier and at the Depot Square Pizzeria in Northfield. Scenes of the details of nature and the landscape continue to be favorite subjects for her work.

Rielly, Chyenne
Hailing from rural Vermont, Chyenne Rielly is accustomed to glamorizing the obscene things found in the deep dark woods. Chyenne’s emotive artwork embraces both the imagination of childhood and the adult forbidden by materializing a complex struggle to survive the mundane. Originally from Barre, Chyenne graduated from Spaulding High School in 2019 and completed the first year of college at the Community College of Vermont in the same year. Chyenne’s illustrative self-portraiture channels memories of her upbringing as well as her day-to-day through vibrant oil paints and a youthful guise of exaggeration.
Chyenne’s current work often explores the themes of mental health and queer identity through both whimsy and satire. In May of 2022, Rielly earned a Bachelor Degree of Fine Art in painting from Maine College of Art & Design. Nowadays Chyenne hangs out in her Portland-based home studio listening along to gruesome true-crime podcasts while sketching out her latest silly little drawings. When not making art, Chyenne works as a security officer at the largest hospital in Maine and absolutely revels in the chaos of it all. Chyenne visits Barre often to see family and still has strong ties throughout the community.

Roberge, Madison
Madison's interest in art started with fiber arts and design. She now primarily works with ceramics, and graphic design. She is currently based in Burlington, and often takes much of her inspiration from her ponderings of the world around her. She often approaches her work with a sense of play and curiosity. 

Rubel, Noah
Noah Rubel is a Barre-raised artist attending school at Concordia University. Noah’s art practice started developing as a high school freshman by drawing digitally and on paper. Since 2018, he has worked with multiple mediums, especially during his recent time as a Spaulding High School student. As a Studio Arts Major, Noah specializes in the Drawing and Painting program
while pursuing sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Feel free to check out at granoah_art on Instagram to see more of his work. Contact;

Spargo, Janice Donahue
Daughter of two WWII Veterans and a native of Central Vermont. Attended Spaulding High School and studied Industrial Arts, Monumental Drafting, Stone Arts and Signage and Lettering. As a 1971 Graduate, entered the local workforce after graduation and continued education in the School of Hard Knocks, which included manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and construction. A self-taught woodworker and woodcarver that has done numerous consignments and request through the years and has received competition awards for both realistic and stylized wildlife carvings in both New York and Vermont.

Thompson, Jim
Jim Thompson is an educator, musician and artist who has lived most of his life in Montpelier, Vermont.  His unique kites are a wonder to see: a menagerie of beasts and birds and an occasional human.  Although he made a few kites in the early 70’s, it wasn’t until March of 2011 that he took up the craft in earnest after a neck injury left him out of work and unable to perform music.  Since then, he and his kites have been featured in many publications, on radio, and on WCAX TV’s “Made in Vermont” segment.  Two of his kites were featured in an exhibit of kites from around the world at the Eretz Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.