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New art adorns Vergennes bus stop

‘FLOWER STOP’ IS an art installation recently mounted at the Tri-Valley Transit bus stop on Green Street in Vergennes. A formal dedication will take place June 27.
Photo courtesy of the Vergennes Partnership

VERGENNES — The re-imagination of the Tri-Valley Transit bus shelter in downtown Vergennes is blooming into reality. 

In early 2023, Vergennes Partnership was awarded its first animating infrastructure grant through the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Ferrisburgh artist Kat Clear was chosen after a rigorous call for artists process last summer. Perhaps best known for the “Fabric of Life” sculpture at the University of Vermont Medical Center lobby, Clear was chosen for her proposal, a replication of oversized Vermont native wildflowers, destined to bring year-round color to the Little City’s downtown. The sculpture will be aptly named “Flower Stop.”

Clear partnered with Northland Job Corp Advanced Welding students and has been working each week to finalize design, fabricate the pieces as well as determine the needs of installation, which took place at the beginning of this week.

The Tri-Valley bus shelter is at 5-7 Green St. in Vergennes. A dedication to the citizens of Vergennes will take place there next Thursday, June 27, at 4 p.m. 

The public is invited to attend and will have an opportunity to meet the artist as well as Northland Job Corp welding students who collaborated in the making of “Flower Stop.”

ARTIST KAT CLEAR CONSULTS with Northlands Job Corps welding student Juan Arroyo Parra as they fabricate the pieces of “Flower Stop,” an art installation recently mounted at the Tri-Valley Transit bus stop on Green Street in Vergennes. A formal dedication will take place June 27.
Photo courtesy of the Vergennes Partnership

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