Rose Umerlik’s work is abstract with a focus on form and line. Working in graphite and oil on panel, she explores the complexity of what it is to be human by mirroring that complexity in the interaction and layering of forms and lines in her work. Umerlik has received a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to participate in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Residency in Berlin, Germany; a fellowship to participate in the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing arts. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England and Artscope. She has also published two books, Intimacy of Forms and Histories. Umerlik lives in Jeffersonville, where she maintains a full-time studio practice. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from July 18th through August 31st with an opening reception on July 26th from 5-8pm.
This Year’s Theme: We Can All Trace Our Roots the Stars.Stars https://sunray.org/programs/elders-gathering/ Hosted by Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo, Cherokee and Drikung Kgayu lineage, Native Elders from Zuni, Micmaq, Mohawk, and more. It is time we open the conversation and acknowledge that our dance upon the Mother Earth is an extraordinary exploration that began in outer space. It’s not the ‘woo woo’ drama of alien beings. This year the elders and presenters will speak about the elements through which all forms arise and how they began in outer space. Deep inner peace is understood when we recognize ourselves as multi-universal beings. We have relationships with multiverses. To think that what is done on Mother Earth is just an Earth impact is just an illusion. Whatever occurs resonates through the field and touches everyone in an instant. In an instant we can decide to be loving, compassionate beings. In an instant we can recall the power of our minds to manifest peace. This multicultural celebration is where people of many nations come together to pray, share and study ways that contribute to positive transformation in the world.