Todd Kiel is a visual artist living and working in the Burlington, Vermont area. Educated at Green Mountain College in Vermont and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Todd has been painting for many years as well as working in the graphic arts field. His work is influenced by vintage comics and retro signs, wartime propaganda posters, Bauhaus, and work of the avant garde.
Todd Kiel paints in a graphic style, a response to an industrialized, manufactured consciousness that permeates everything from technology to the human condition to the natural world. His work reflects the creative challenges that face humanity on a daily basis, a less traveled road of awareness. Habits of everyday life are revolutionized out of the mundane into a new way of experiencing the world. By marrying themes of mass media propaganda with comic book style characters who lightheartedly engage with their surroundings, Kiel makes an active choice to reflect both on what is seen and what is oftentimes, simply felt.
View Todd's work here http://toddkiel.com
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Burlington based artist Evan Briggs has been sketching creatures, characters, and environments for as long as he can remember. He prefers a rugged aesthetic, with brush strokes and pencil sketches that aren’t overly polished or too defined. Although a majority of his work is created with pen and ink, he is no stranger to working with traditional mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolors and unorthodox mediums like coffee, beer, and soot. Evan currently works as a Web Designer & Web Developer for the Magic Hat Brewing Company.
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Pete is a painter and sculptor currently living and working in Burlington, VT. He received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Johnson State College in Johnson, VT. His work attempts to capture the aesthetic fluidity of the natural world and embody the motion, color, and elegance that can be found in nature. Nature's range of color and freedom to roam show through in his work and are capitalized on by dramatic contrasts.
Pete's art represents the wild characteristics of the world; the untamed simplicity that can be found with a creative outlook.
The Magic Hat ArtSpace was introduced in 2012 on the Artifactory tour ramp and showcases local artists and their work. Selected artists will typically be featured for two month. When a new artist is chosen, we will hold a reception on the first Friday of that month to coincide with Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk. All of the artwork displayed in this space can be purchased directly from the artists.
If you are interested in showing your work at the ArtSpace email Dani.Gleason@MagicHat.Net.
Magic Hat Artifactory is located at 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington VT.
Take I-89 North towards Burlington (if you're coming from the North, take I-89 South). Take exit 13 to merge onto I-189 toward US 7/Shelburne/Burlington. Turn left at Shelburne Rd/Route 7. 1.4 miles down the road on your right will be Bartlett Bay Road. The Magic Hat Artifactory will be on your right.