April 25, 2017

Works by Shelburne artist Kate Longmaid on view at winery

Kate Longmaid, who has been a resident of Shelburne since 1994, has an impressive resume of artistic accomplishments and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, according to a release by Shelburne Vineyards. Her work in psychology is focused on helping individuals “realize their creative potential and create more vibrant and fulfilling lives.” This exhibit represents the nexus of her professional and artistic life.

Through portraiture, she finds the opportunity to explore “the rich terrain of individual identity” and what emerges from the relationship between the artist and her subject, the release stated.

In this exhibit, she has reworked many of her portraits, adding graffiti-like slogans, to release her own and her subjects’ voices using phrases lifted from recent political events, poetry, historic speeches and other sources.

Her message is both contemporary and culturally, socially and politically relevant, the vineyard noted, expounding upon the importance of taking a stand and “speaking on behalf of those who cannot speak or are at risk of being silenced.”

To see the work, visit the Shelburne Vineyard Tasting Room, which is open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more on Longmaid’s story. visit katelongmaid.com.

—Observer staff


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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