Vermont Collects: Selections from the Heller Family
Vermont Collects is an occasional series of exhibits showcasing the diverse aesthetic and cultural sensibilities within our community.
For George and Laura Heller, collecting is largely a family affair. The Hellers are multi-generational alumni of The Putney School. Art by current and former members of the school’s art faculty is a focal point of the Heller collection. This show features an early Eric Aho landscape, which George and Laura gave each other as an anniversary present. In addition, there is a more recent Aho painting, along with paintings by Susan Brearey, Linn Bruce, and Gordon Jones, etchings by Brian D. Cohen, and a sculpture by Joe Fichter.
Widening the “family circle” to include other artists from Putney and Windham County, the Hellers have collected marvelous examples of the work of David Rohn, Gennaro Prozzo, Harry Saxman, and David Brewster. Finally there is the diverse work of the Heller family members themselves—each piece attesting to a life brimming with creative passion and the need to engage visually with the world.
—Mara Williams, Chief Curator
All works in this exhibit are on loan courtesy of George and Laura Heller.
Vermont Collects: Selections from the Heller Family is funded in part by gifts from Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, The Grammar School, Landmark College, Potter Stewart Jr. Law Offices PC, the Robert Sincerbeaux Fund of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, The Putney School, Mark and Marion Schlefer, and the Shumlin Family.