Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Evie Lovett

My work spans photography, digital media, storytelling, painting, teaching, public art and community art-making. What fuels me is putting the tools of art-making and media in people’s own hands, enabling them to explore aspects of themselves, their families, their communities, and the world around them through photography, art-making and digital storytelling.

As an artist in the schools, I’ve worked with students to interview and make portraits of climate activists and local farmers; map and photograph historic homes in their communities and match them with old photographs and names on gravestones; create a 10 foot-wide cyanotype collage that explores who each student is individually and collectively; investigate the school forest through on-site photography and writing; and make short videos of community members with compelling stories to share about life as an immigrant to Vermont, making art, food, sustainability, and growing up in a small rural community. 

I work with two inspiring collaborators on public art and placemaking/placekeeping projects.   In 2016, we created From the River, To the River, a creative place-making public art project of five interrelated art installations for the town of Brattleboro, funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant.  A recently completed commission for the ECHO Leahy Center in Burlington imagined “Energy Commons”, in the form of a 20’ x 35’ kinetic sculpture of steel, mirrored disks and LED lights which communicate current wind speed. We are currently collaborating on Ask the River, an interdisciplinary movement and visual art collaboration that intertwines people and place through reflecting and deepening our relationships with our watersheds. 

On my own, I find joy in encaustic painting, embedding photographic imagery in its many layers.

 

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I Have Worked With

  • April 2019

    Ask the River, a project with collaborators Elizabeth Billings, Andrea Wasserman, was selected for a 2019 CEL Thriving Communities grant.

    In 2019-2020 I did an artist residency through CEL at Bellows Falls Union High School.  Students interviewed and created portraits of local environmental acitvists and farmers.

  • September 2016

    I collaborated with the Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) to mount an exhibition in Fall 2011 of my photographs of drag queens in Dummerston, Vermont and audio from interviews with the performers.  The Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation supported a fourteen-county 2012-2015 Vermont tour of the exhibition, Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.  I participated in the VFC’s Discovering Community workshop for educators, which led to a collaboration with Putney Central School on a semester-long digital media and oral history project as a VFC Volunteer Education Outreach/Digital Media Instructor from 2014-2019.

     

  • August 2015

    In 2015-2016, artists Elizabeth Billings, Andrea Wasserman and I collaborated on a creative place-making public art project for the town of Brattleboro, Vermont, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant. The project, From the River, To the River, consisted of five interelated outdoor art installations considering the inique relationship between the town of Brattleboro and the Connecticut River.  

    Since that time we have continued to work as an artist team on public art projects.  In 2019, we installed EchoLuminous, 30' wide sculpture of 18 stainless steel rods and LED lights angling into the sky in front of the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont.  EchoLuminous is a celebration of the energy forces that surround us.  Mirrored stainless steel disks move in the wind, mirroring land, water and sky.  Lights show wind speed in real time through sequences of different colors and speeds.

    Our latest initiative is Ask the River: and interdisciplinary movement and visual art collaboration that intertwines people and place through reflecting and deepening our relationships with our watersheds. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Evie
Job Title/Position: 
Artist/Photographer
Physical Address: 
341 Windmill Hill Road North
Putney, VT 05346
Last Name: 
Lovett
Phone: 
802-258-1574

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Digital
Multi-Disciplinary
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Light Art
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
1993
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
B.A., Wesleyan University, Art History Major
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Media
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250