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Newport to host ‘100 Days of Lake Memphremagog’ art exhibition

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NEWPORT — Local artist Alyssa DeLaBruere is set to unveil her latest art exhibition, “100 Days of Lake Memphremagog,” at Le Belvedere in the Vermont State Office Building from October 18-20, 2023.

The display showcases paintings, mixed media, and prints produced over a span of 100 days in 2023, celebrating the beauty and magnificence of Lake Memphremagog. DeLaBruere’s intimate familiarity with the lake is evident in her works, with some pieces sketched or painted directly from her kayak.

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Residents and art enthusiasts are invited to the exhibition’s opening reception on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The artist will also be present for a midday discussion on Thursday, October 19th, at noon. Public viewing and sales opportunities are available on October 19th and 20th, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Beyond her talent as an artist and educator, DeLaBruere is recognized for using her art as a platform to address environmental issues. She emphasizes the significance of appreciation leading to awareness and subsequently prompting action. Drawing inspiration from her 2017 “Postcards from the Parks” project — a series of artist road trips raising awareness and funds for the preservation of national parks — this exhibition integrates DeLaBruere’s artistic interpretations with the initiatives of D.U.M.P. and the Memphremagog Watershed Association.

In a nod to her environmental advocacy, DeLaBruere has pledged to donate 20% of the proceeds from the sales of original artworks and prints to support the two aforementioned organizations. For those interested in the exhibition or DeLaBruere’s broader body of work, more information can be found at www.alyssadelabruere.com.

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