NORWAY — Frost Farm Gallery will hold a first Friday reception, meet and greet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 5. The show, titled “Fleeting Moments,” will feature mixed media, metal and more by artist Lauren Head.

Lauren Head has a bachelor’s degree in studio art, over 29 years of experience in art education, and is the founder and director of the Gould Academy blacksmithing program. She has attended numerous workshops at institutions including: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Center for Creative Imaging, The Carving and Sculpture Center, and Peters Valley Craft Center.

She has also been responsible for coordinating workshops with visiting artists to support the art curriculum and the Sophomore Four Point Program. In addition, she has served as Department Head at Gould Academy, and currently teaches blacksmithing, metal design, sculpture and design. Her work as been commissioned for non-profit and private collections.

Along with being an art educator, Head is a former member of the United States Telemark Ski Team and a national champion in Telemark GS. Currently, she is the head coach of the alpine ski racing development program, and is a level three nationally certified coach. Head also serves as head coach of the Women’s Tennis program.

When she isn’t teaching or working in the studio, Head can be found spending time with her family, husband Robert Baribeau and son Alexander, climbing mountains, skiing, tending chickens and participating in activities in the outdoors. She is a longtime member of the Mahoosuc Arts Council Board of Directors, and has painted numerous “ARTirondack” chairs though the years, helping to raise significant funding for the council’s mission to support arts education and community arts.

Gallery-goers will also enjoy live jazz keyboard by Mike Maurice at the opening reception. The show is free and open to the public, and the exhibit and sale will continue at Frost Farm Gallery, located in the historic David W. Frost farm, 272 Pikes Hill,  through Saturday, June 27. For more information, call the gallery at 743-8041.


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