Burlington City Arts

Maltex Building

The Maltex Building, located at 431 Pine St, holds four floors of artwork curated by the BCA's External Exhibitions Program. This venue features artwork from nine Vermont artists, rotating bi–annually, and can be visited during regular business hours (Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm). 



October 2017- April 2018



Maria Anghelache




Meditation IV, pastel on paper, 16" x 22"

Romanian /U.S.Citizen abstract painter Maria Anghelache received in 2012 her Master's in Studio Art from New York University with two years studied in Venice,Italy. Her abstract paintings draw attention to texture and color. Maria’s dialogues between nature and existence offer a wide variety of artistic interpretation.  The expressive realm is a blend of abstraction and realism, indicating compositional movement on vertical, horizontal and diagonal axes.  Natural elements emerge from her artwork like ideas growing in multiple dimensions. As an artist, she orchestrates ideas and information through surface and space. Her explosive paintings with pastels get their drive from sensuous texture and vibrant harmonious hues. In the pastel series "Meditation", the artist Maria includes line drawing and translucent layers of light and dark. “I always combine abstract sensibilities with sophisticated chromatic harmonies which create ambiguity and high imagination,” she declares. Joy and inspiration arrive in her artwork from nature and thoughtful quotations such as this: "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." [Albert Einstein ]


Carol Brown Dallas



Lake Champlain from Overlook Park, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

I create works primarily in oil and on occasion with water color.  I have spent time painting in most of New England, Tuscany, Provence and New Mexico.  My works have been shown at the Ava Gallery in Lebanon, NH in both member and juried shows, at the Lake Sunapee Region Juried Art Show, 2013, and at The Bryan Memorial Gallery, Art at the Round Barn, 2015 and various other group shows.  I love living in New England and feel privileged to live in such a beautiful and inspiring place!


Mary Hill




Big Love, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60" x 60"

I love pattern and textile design. The abstract paintings are a way for me to organize color and form in an intuitive way. My hand moves and chooses paint color. I think the abstracts hint at overall decorative design...and then wander into other territory. An adventure into the unknown: I like that. The landscapes were created when my kids were teenagers. I was working on using a lighter color palette (analogy for “lightening up” myself…”chillax” Mom.) I painted them in response to a challenging few years, adding white to a palette that was usually thick with dark, rich colors. I work with many colors of paint spread out on a tray. I like using acrylic because of the easy clean up. I work from images in my head: when I set out to paint something I think up a design. What I paint that day depends on how I am feeling. I never have knowledge of the exact outcome of the work. Painting makes time disappear. I feel like I have created a little bit of peace in my corner of the world after I have been painting.


Mareva Millarc




Flight, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24"

I have a compelling desire to create art along with an intrinsic ability to capture the infinite. Feeling into the world, I can best express what moves me through color, shape, and movement. From the nothingness of abstract to the slight realm of possibility…I feel the interconnected nature the world provides, and seek to tap into those unnamed feelings. That vibrating energy becomes free-flowing lines, organic forms and playful details. I create art that allows for personal interpretation, blurred realities, and creative opportunities. Allow yourself to be moved by that which is undefined.


Jeff Herwood



Clearing Skies; Mount Philo, digital photograph, 16" x 25"

My style of photography leans towards classical realism less so abstract. Within that, I enjoy documenting what I call “Seldom Seen Scenes”. A break in the clouds after a rainstorm, a moment in dance, a sunset well after the sun has set; light interplaying with form. This entails early morning and late night hikes, inclement weather and above all else, patience. Living in a constantly changing world, the power of photography is its ability to isolate a moment in time that will never exist again. Moving through time each moment becomes a further distant memory. Ansel Adams spent as much time in dodging and burning in the darkroom not only to perfect his images but also to recreate his beloved moments in Yosemite, his time of creativity, serenity and great passion. Monet pursued not only stopping time but light as well when he spent two years painting the Rouen Cathedral dozens of times at different  points  in the year to capture its different light and mood. Even the seemingly inconsequential can become consequential when one can isolate those elements that we can relate to on an emotional level. Some of my inspirations and influences are Georgia O’keefe, the Impressionists, Jamie Wyeth, the Hudson River School,  F.L. Olmstead, Zaha Hadid and of course, Ansel Adams.


Phil Laughlin




First Light, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

I take color and shape, raw materials with no intrinsic value and assemble them into something coherent that has the power and purpose to speak. If there ever were societies without art, we don’t know about them. It’s artists, through their art, that tell the future who we are.


Lorraine Manley




Stump Fence in Autumn, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Lorraine has been fascinated with art since she was a young girl in St. Albans, VT, when she devoted every spare moment to exploring forms of creative expression. The natural beauty of Lorraine’s native Vermont has been the greatest influence in her art. She especially enjoys painting the landscapes near her home in colors vivid, lush, and intense. With intuitive and energetic use of a palette knife and brush, Lorraine looks for those spontaneous “accidents” of oils and acrylics to capture nature’s seasons in textural painting both impressionistic and exciting.


Greg Danford




Chyulu Hills Rainstorm, digital photograph, 16" x 24"

I am a visual person. I am a digital photographer who enjoys capturing natural beauty wherever I am. I see in color. Most often, I make my own prints to control the elements of the photo using Photoshop to enhance images much the way Ansel Adams would’ve used a darkroom. I try to make images look the way I remember them. I appreciate beauty and try to convey that appreciation in my photograph.