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Art Faculty Featured in Solo Show at Catamount Arts

St. Johnsbury Academy art department chair Rosie Prevost will be featured in a solo show, Under the Surface, from March 18 to April 29 at Catamount Arts. Image: 2015 "Afloat" Maine 25"X23"

Rosie Prevost, chair of the SJA Fine Arts department, will be featured in a solo show called Under the Surface at Catamount Arts from March 18 until April 29. An opening reception will be held at Catamount on Saturday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m.; Prevost will also host an artist talk on Friday April 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Prevost said, in reference to the show, "I chose the title Under the Surface for a variety of reasons. Images are like people in some ways. We see them, take a quick glance, and form some opinions. Often however, when we start to question, or look a little deeper, we discover something very different."

She continued, "The notion of the visual metaphor unites this body of work. The exploration of boundaries, oddities and found objects, are reoccurring themes. Many of the images represent visually, deeply felt thoughts and emotions."

Prevost also noted, "A word about my process. I use film. The question usually is, still? Still. Yes, I use film. Because I can, and because I am attached to the aesthetic. I like the entire process and I love my cameras. Taking the photograph is only a part of the practice; seeing the image through visualization to the final print, completes the image making process for me. Each of my prints are handcrafted in the darkroom and go through an additional process of split sepia/selenium toning. All images are printed on fiber based paper and are archival."

Rosie Prevost is a professional photographer who began her career in the commercial field. She operated her own studio, Woodside Photography from 1992-2001 until she began teaching photography at St. Johnsbury Academy. She was a member of the 215 College Gallery in Burlington from its inception in 2005 to its closing in 2011. She also served on the board at Catamount Arts and continues to support the local arts. Prevost is currently the Fine Arts department chair at St. Johnsbury Academy where she teaches photography rooted in traditional silver based materials.

Rosie works with several different camera formats, using black and white film and handcrafts her own images. Her photographs explore light, atmosphere, metaphor and the moment with images ranging from luminous landscapes, revealing portraits, to curious still lifes. Rosie studied photography at Endicott College and received her BA from Vermont College.

For further information about Under the Surface, call Catamount Arts at 802-748-2600 or visit Rosie can be contacted at