When: Jan. 8-March 1 2019
Michael Chaney is a professor of English and African American studies at Dartmouth College. His wife, Sarah Biggs Chaney, is a lecturer and administrator at the school, as well as a poet. Together they collaborate on mixed-media artworks that combine their visual and verbal skills “to record our experiences.” The Chaneys’ almanac series is represented in a current 26-artist exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. In fact, “Almanac 4” — inspired by Februa, the ancient season of midwinter — earned a people’s choice award. In addition to text and painting, the quilt-like piece repurposes cotton swabs, old newspapers, denim, birch bark, salt packets and metal spouts.