On Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m., Jerry Pfohl’s iconic painting: “Vilas Bridge” will be unveiled at the Rockingham Library. The historic Vilas Bridge continues to symbolize the profound connection between Vermont and New Hampshire despite having been closed to traffic in 2009.
A panel discussion comprised of prominent area artists Brian Cohen, Charlie Hunter and Gretchen Abendschein will follow. Cohen’s, Hunter’s and Pfohl’s work reflect the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds found in post-industrial, post-pastoral New England. Abendschein was married to Pfohl and brings an intimate perspective to this discussion of Pfohl’s monumental work.
Pfohl was a highly-regarded artist in both New England and Manhattan. He passed away in 2010, having lived in Acworth, NH for the last 30 years of his life. A long-time resident of New Hampshire, he enjoyed painting Bellows Falls, VT scenes. His work included scenes of the Connecticut River Valley, Vilas Bridge, Bellows Falls railroad station, the Opera House and the old mill buildings along the river.
The evening’s program is the official kick-off of the Friends of the
Library fundraising campaign to purchase Pfohl’s “Vilas Bridge” for the Library. Refreshments will be served. To learn more about the artist, go to jerrypfohl.com. For more information about the June 8th program and how to donate, call (802) 463-4270, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to rockinghamlibrary.org
HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE OF VILAS BRIDGE PAINTING
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