First 50 [SIV7] | Stuck in Vermont | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Published February 21, 2007 at 10:36 p.m.

Friday night at 64 North St was hopping as artists and art lovers alike crowded into Kasini House for the opening of First 50.

First 50 is a true exercise in democracy as the first 50 artists to have their names drawn by lottery were featured in the show. 

As fast-talking, wunderkind Ric Kasini Kadour explained to me, despite the element of chance, there were many happy symmetries present: a mother and daughter team, a group of paintings by women exploring the female form, a picture of a son taken by a father and a picture of a father taken by a son.

Ric's resume is impressive and there does not seem to be one bit of the VT art world that he does not have a finger in.

I also spoke to three of the artists featured, Yulia Goncharov, Damien Cross, and most likely the youngest person in the show, Evie Salisbury.

Watch for the piece of art by S.R.Wild who designed the Stuck in Vermont logo, is featured in the show and, if you were lucky, you got one of his handmade business cards Friday night.

The music is courtesy of the most awesome local band, The Jazz Guys who are hard at work on a new album and will hopefully show up in a very jazzy vlog real soon. Have you seen their movies?  Very funny and neato special effects!

First 50 will be at Kasini House through March 10th, be sure to check it out!