Poultney, Vermont is located on the Vermont - New York state border, in the Rutland-Killington region. It is home to Green Mountain College, a 4-year co-ed Liberal Arts College focusing on environmental issues.
Poultney boasts a high quality of life, with citizens embracing the old time values of honesty, integrity, mutual respect, and community spirit. There are many recreational opportunities throughout the town, making Poultney a popular tourist destination, and both the Village and East Poultney are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
In the short and thankful words of poet Rupi Kaur, “look down at your body, whisper, there is no home like you”. On April 27th, "Dew of the Sea" will explore the celebration of self-love and the appreciation for the whales that exist in the Atlantic waters surrounding the artist’s home, through drawings composed of women's bodies and whales. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 27th from 5 - 7 pm at the Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College, with music, beverages and delicious food. The exhibit will run from April 27th to May 13th. Rosemary Connelli began making art when she was a child, inspired by her island environment. Growing up, she began to experience vivid dreams of whales approaching the island and would find herself in the dream helplessly rushing to the shore. “In dream interpretation, whales have been known to lead those back home when the time comes; in a sense, I am constantly being led back to the waters surrounding the island where I was raised”. While she always had a strong love for the ocean, she also struggled with loving her own body. “I adored my island sanctuary, but continued to shame and hate my own body; the vessel I call home”. By combining her exploration for self-love, the ocean and the whales surrounding her island home, she is happy to present her final body of artwork to the Green Mountain College community. To view her artwork, or to understand her creative process, check out her website here: rosemaryconnelli.portfoliobox.net