NEWS10ABC’s Heather Kovar takes a trip to Bennington Museum

BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) – The Bennington Museum’s Annual Festival is now in its 20th year.

For the annual fundraising auction, regional artists have recreated or re-imagined a piece of art from the late 1800’s.

There’s a new acquisition at the Bennington Museum called Memory Ware Tower. This piece was constructed in 1894.

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Robert Wolterstorff is the Exec Director of the Bennington Museum.

“It’s covered with buttons and bead and shells and photographs and subway tokens and things like that, so it’s also about memory. Its memory ware, so it recalls the past,” said Wolterstorff.

Through the morning on Tuesday, artist Leslie Park helped NEWS10ABC’s Heather Kovar along. She has two pieces in the exhibit.

“You don’t know what you are looking at, you just see how the color reacts, how the light goes against it and how it reflects color in the environment,” said Park. “And the color… some of it is the local color of the packaging. But the blue is actually the sky reflected on the surface,” she continued.

She helped Heather build her tower, staircase to the sky, by suggesting spiral movement.

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Another participating artist is Jarvis Rockwell. He is in fact the son of Norman Rockwell he grew up as an artist. His father encouraged him to be a contemporary and modern artist.

His collage piece is called Maya v11 Olive Oil.

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