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Art Gallery Reception – Beyond the Plovers, Flat Clouds by Gabrielle Dietzel & Howard Norman

March 10, 2023 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Bird Collages by Gabrielle Dietzel
Bird Anthology by Howard Norman

Friday, March 10 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm (Drop in) | Artist talk at 5:30 pm
(Regular exhibit hours: 8:30 – 4:30 M-F through March 27)

Please join us at North Branch Nature Center to celebrate Gabrielle Dietzel and Howard Norman’s collaborative exhibit Beyond the Plovers, Flat Clouds. This exhibit presents three-dimensional collages and shadow boxes created by collagist Gabrielle Dietzel as a visual response to literature about birds. These include poems, haiku, historic and scientific documents, memoirs, and quotes collected by writer Howard Norman for an anthology. The project was initiated by Howard and Gabrielle in 2020 during the Covid pandemic.

Stop by anytime during the reception to tour the gallery, meet the artists, and enjoy some refreshments. Gabrielle and Howard will give a short talk and answer questions about the project at 5:30 pm and will be available to chat with visitors the rest of the time.

About Howard Norman

Howard Norman is the author of novels, (including The Bird Artist), memoirs, books for children, radio dramas, and the episodic graphic story Detective Levy Detects. He was awarded the Lannan Award in Literature. His forthcoming novel is Come To The Window, and he is working on a collection of ornithological travel diaries, A Theology of Birds, for Yale University Press. He lives in East Calais, Vermont.

About Gabrielle Dietzel

Gabrielle Dietzel started to cut out images and glue them together at a very young age, much to the consternation of her family members, who found that their books and magazines
had provided her with source material. This is to say that she has been refining the art of collage ever since. Gabrielle moved from Germany to Vermont in 1979. She is a member of the “Collagistas”, a group of collage artists that meets and exhibits in Central Vermont. Her collages have become predominantly three-dimensional, considering space, depth, light and shadows, layered in found boxes or constructed frames.


March 10, 2023
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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