Big Heavy Van Moves Art!
Words by Janet Van Fleet
"I borrowed the van on Tuesday morning, January 17 to transport a van-full of sculpture to the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College. My friend and colleague Ann Young helped me pack the work into the van, which involved bringing it up from basement storage in a freight elevator, rustling out one of the seats that was frozen into the van’s floor (enthusiastic mopping by a previous borrower had pooled water in the attachment points of the seats, and they were frozen in place), and packing it full of my sculpture and Ann’s paintings. It was hard to get the camera back far enough to get a real sense of how much stuff was packed into every available inch.
It was pretty nasty weather, with freezing rain (seems like freezing water was a theme here...), and we were late for our delivery due to the seat-melting activity. But Bill Ramage and Castleton student Victoria helped us unload and get the work into the gallery, where the other five artists in the exhibit had finished arranging their work.
Ann helped load the few boxes that had to make the return journey, and we made it back to Burlington in time for rush hour. Thanks so much to Big Heavy World and to James Lockridge for letting us borrow this cool vehicle!"