Castleton University's Christine Price 
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The Christine Price Gallery, located in the lobby of the Castleton Fine Arts Center, and the Castleton University Bank Gallery, located in the heart of Rutland's historic downtown, showcase local and regional artists throughout the year.

Castleton University Bank Gallery
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104 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT
Thursday - Saturday 12 pm - 6 pm 

Christine Price Gallery
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University
45 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 

“Other Nets”, 2020. Linen, paper, gouache, wire, rose cane, quail eggs, wax. 16” x 11” x 3”. This piece is deeply personal. Its title is pulled from a line in a song that has resonated with me for years, with lyrics about the significant people who pass briefly through our lives but who have a lasting impact. As with some of the other work in this series, I’ve used elements from my home environment - a section of thorny rose cane and quail eggshells laid by own small flock. I’ve also used willow charcoal and geranium inks, made with plant matter from my garden. 
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@kellyaknight doing an IG takeover for @castletonartgalleries. 
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#personalghosts #quaileggs #foragedcolor #plantinks #contemporarycollage #botanicalinks
Other Sense, 2021. Plaster, roots, wire, lace cuff. 10” x 7” x 1.5” 
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For years I’ve had two recurring nightmares. In one I am in a house, wandering through rooms and hallways until I encounter the ghost of a girl who is visible to me only from the knees down. Though she never does anything to physically harm me, her presence is so ominous and frightening that it often forces me awake. The second dream has a similar undercurrent. I am suddenly living in a new apartment or house with an invisible, hostile, overwhelming presence that lives in some particular room. The ways in which I react to these fearsome entities has changed over the years, as I’ve gotten older and developed tools for managing underlying traumas or demons. Some part of me is attracted to the fear, so that I both loathe and welcome the familiar, monstrous dread of these dreams. 
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@kellyaknight here, doing an IG takeover for Castleton University Art Galleries. #mixedmedia #collage #plaster #lace #roots #wire #ghostgirl #goodnightmares
Fallow, 2021. Box lid, paper, plant roots, gouache, gold paint. 7.5” x 7” x 2”
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For years I’ve had two recurring nightmares. In one I am in a house, wandering through rooms and hallways until I encounter the ghost of a girl who is visible to me only from the knees down. Though she never does anything to physically harm me, her presence is so ominous and frightening that it often forces me awake. The second dream has a similar undercurrent. I am suddenly living in a new apartment or house with an invisible, hostile, overwhelming presence that lives in some particular room. The ways in which I react to these fearsome entities has changed over the years, as I’ve gotten older and developed tools for managing underlying traumas or demons. Some part of me is attracted to the fear, so that I both loathe and welcome the familiar, monstrous dread of these dreams. 
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@kellyaknight here, doing an IG takeover for Castleton University Art Galleries. #mixedmedia #dreamnarrative #goodnightmares #ghostgirl #collage #darkbirds
This is “Devotion”, from the Silent Hive exhibition. A reflection on the commitments we make to one another, our ties to the natural environment, the complexity of spiritual commitment. Of reclaiming words. There are different forms of plaster used in this piece, and paper, which to me is a natural companion to plaster. The rose cane was cut from a bush in my yard. I’ve been working on this piece for over a year and finally completed it in January. It measures 26.5” x 13” x 5”. This is @kellyaknight doing an IG takeover for Castleton University Galleries.
#mixedmedia #plaster #contemporarysculpture #femaleinart #sisterhood #devotion #rosecane #thorns
This is @kellyaknight doing an IG #takeover for the next couple of weeks. I’ll be sharing work from my show Silent Hive, along with some background on my process and concepts/themes. Click the link in the bio 👆🏼 to see the virtual show, and check out my IG account for more. 
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This piece is called Grief the Gift, and is part of a series of collage works that are, in part, a response to the isolation and collective grief many of us have experienced in the past year. This series was made using old boxes that were left in the basement of my 1882 home by previous occupants. 
#collage #contemporarycollage #oldboxes #isolation #isolationcreation #silenthive
Silent Hive: a virtual exhibit by @kellyaknight on view on our web site, now through March 12th. 

Kelly Knight is a visual artist whose work explores themes of the feminine in harmony or disharmony with nature, feminine identity and actualization, and the interconnected and symbiotic relationships between human and nonhuman organisms. She earned her MFA in 3D Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and her BA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Kelly lives in Providence, RI with her partner and many four legged, feathered and finned creatures.
#collage #assemblage #mixedmedia #silenthive
Hi everyone! It’s @mallory.a, sharing one last post from my show “Eat Crow”. Some of my favorite paintings that I’ve done are quiet pieces like this one, “Tending,” where the focus is on one vivid subject and the delicate pieces that pull away from it. Looking back through some old family photographs, I fell in love with repeating clothesline imagery and had to bring it into this painting. 

Thanks so much to the gallery for having me! It’s been a pleasure sharing my work with all of you.
Hi everyone! @mallory.a sharing another piece. “The Sun Never Rises” is a fun little fabric piece that I hold close to my heart. This is one of the first fabric focused paintings that I got to experiment with, and it really helped me form a language within my subject formation. I’m looking forward to creating new pieces in this same theme.