Welcome to the White River Craft Center

The White River Craft Center is a Non profit in Randolph Vermont, focused on educational opportunities that involve art and hand craft

Thank You

Thank you to all of you who supported us as volunteers and occupants of the White River Craft Center such as the VT Department of Labor; the studios of artists Susannah Colby, Fern Strong, and the Friday Weavers; Restorative Justice; the Vermont Weavers Guild; and SAAP.  

Upcoming events

Opening Reception

ARTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS TIMES THREE

Friday, Feb. 15th, 5-7PM


Susan Rockwell is teaching an Introductory and Open Studio Weaving class on the weekends of March 16 and 17 and  March 30 and 31.

Exhibits

ARTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS TIMES THREE


Paintings by Jan Fowler and Joann DiNicola, Photographs by Lou DiNicola


Community Lunches

We appreciate all the help from the RUHS Interact Club, SAAP, Northfield Savings Bank, Gifford Medical Center, and the Frankenberg Agency for their sponsorship of our community lunches.

Gallery Sitters

The White River Craft Center is seeking gallery sitters, servers for community meals, and new artists to exhibit and/or teach a class. To volunteer, contact: wrcraftcenter@comcast.net 


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Introductory and Open Studio Weaving Class

March 16 & 17 and  March 30 & 31, 2019

Learn the ancient art of weaving at the White River Craft Center at 50 Avenue, Randolph, VT. The Craft Center has all the equipment and materials you will need to learn to weave.

The class is taught over two weekends. The first class will be  March 16 & 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second is March 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The date of the last two hours of class will be determined by the students which is a return loom and only a show and tell class.


This is an Introduction to Weaving & Open Studio class, which will cover learning the basics that turn yarn into a finished piece of fabric.  You will learn how to use a loom, measure a warp, dress the loom, and weave a sampler of different weave patterns, yarns and colors.  You will prepare and interpret weaving drafts and plan a project of your own choice from beginning to end.  We will discuss resources that will enable you to continue weaving at home.


If you have taken this class you may contact the instructor with a specific project you would like to weave. If you are interested in participating in this weaving class, please contact Susan at 728-9728 or srockwellvt@gmail.com for more information or questions.

Snow Shadows by Jan Fowler

Artistic Interpretations Times Three

Paintings by Jan Fowler and Joann DiNicola, Photographs by Lou DiNicola

Lou DiNicola

Photography has been a part of my life for almost 50 years. Working mostly with landscape, nature photography and some portraits initially with film,  I now work exclusively in digital format enjoying the flexibility of the “computer darkroom”.

Photography provides me with a means of expressing my view of the world that surrounds us.  Digital format allows me to have control over the entire process.  I can compose, shoot, edit, print and frame my own work enjoying all aspects of the process.  My passion is to use my camera to capture moments in time that will linger in the minds of the viewer hopefully evoking a renewed sense of wonder of the world around us. 

I live in Randolph, Vermont with my artist wife Joann “Rig” DiNicola.  After working as a Pediatrician for 43 years, I recently retired from practice allowing extra time for other interests.     

We create our work out of our studio “Arte di Luna Studio” in Randolph Vermont.


Joann “Rig” DiNicola

Portraits of people, animals and old vehicles are favorite subjects for me, but I am always on the watch for inspiration wherever it may be found.

I work in a variety of media: transparent watercolor, pastels, acrylic paint and photography.

I am a Signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, and was Membership Director (VWS) 2010-2014.  I am a member of the Valley Arts Foundation, the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT, the Northern Vermont Artists Association and the T. W. Wood Gallery. 

Special accomplishments: In 2010, my work was chosen for the 2011 Fletcher Allen Artist Calendar. I received 1st place watercolor award in the NVAA Annual Awards exhibit in Jeffersonville, Vermont, and my painting was selected to be the poster and postcard for the VWS exhibit at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT. In 2011, I received a 1st   place watercolor award in the Northern VT Artists Association Awards Exhibit, and in the 2012 NVAA Awards Exhibit, an Acrylic Merit Award.  In 2013, my painting was on the Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Small Picture Exhibit  postcard.  I obtained a second place award for photography in the 2015 NVAA Awards Exhibit.  Award of Merit in the Aqueous Open, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 70th Annual International Exhibition in 2016 and my painting was chosen to be part of the Fletcher Allen Artist Calendar 2016. In 2018, Merit Award in Acrylics in NVAA June Awards Exhibit.

Non-juried exhibits include the Chandler Gallery in Randolph, VT, the Gifford Medical Center Gallery in Randolph,VT, White River Craft Center and a variety of other venues throughout VT and NH.

Juried works have been exhibited at many galleries throughout Vermont and New Hampshire including Awards Exhibits for the Vermont Watercolor Society, Northern Vermont Artist Association, Bryan Gallery, Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit and Pittsburgh, PA Watercolor Society.

After teaching 29 years in the public schools, I retired in June 2008.


Jan Fowler

Warm and light-filled, Jan Fowler’s artwork reflects her love of painting the light and her fascination with color. At a young age she studied oil painting with artists descended from the renowned Brown County Artist Colony in Southern Indiana, continuing this pursuit throughout her university career. The influence of Fowler’s  impressionist roots informs her painting style today, which features colorful, loose brush-work.

Fowler spent several decades designing gardens for individuals and institutions before returning to painting in oils after a hiatus of many years. She quickly discovered once again her passion for this art form and works diligently at it. Her work primarily features landscapes, including scenes of Vermont and New England. She paints what she loves: working farmland and barns, weather, and the forests and waters of Vermont and beyond. An outdoors person, she loves to garden, hike and snowshoe, and has felt most at home in nature her entire life. Her sense of awe for the land is evident in her work.


White River Craft Center

50 Randolph Avenue

Randolph VT 05060

Opening Reception

Friday, Feb. 15th, 5-7PM.


White River Craft Center

50 Randolph Avenue

Randolph, Vermont

CARE: (Community Arts in Randolph for Everyone)

Instructor: Susannah Colby

Susannah Colby has been working with the White River Craft Center to create a community art drop in for children and their parent/guardians. We are still working on a permanent space within the White River Craft Center in Randolph, VT to house everything. Once we have one established she will send out more details.  


Call 802-591-1894 or email susannahcolbyfineart@gmail.com


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Mission

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The White River Craft Center is a Non profit focused on educational opportunities that involve art and hand craft. We appreciate the support and generosity of our donors to make this mission possible.  Please consider giving to White River Craft Center – your donation will be used to stimulate life long learning.

Our thanks to our steadfast supporters:

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Gifford Medical Center
Northfield Savings Bank
Randolph Technical Career Center
SimplePortals
The Freeman Foundation
The Preservation Trust of Vermont
The Town of Randolph
Upper Valley Community Foundation
Vermont Arts Council
Vermont Clay Studio
Vermont Community Foundation
Vermont Department of Health
Vermont Agency of Human Services
Vermont Department of Labor
SAAP
Frankenberg Agency

White River Craft Center

50 Randolph Ave, Randolph, VT 05060, us

(802) 728-8912

Hours

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by Appointment