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Sculptor Lela Jaacks to give free talk at BMAC, Aug. 10

Sculptor Lela Jaacks of Brownsville, Vermont, will give a free talk about her work at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Thursday, August 10, at 7 p.m.
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Sculptor Lela Jaacks of Brownsville, Vermont, will give a free talk about her work at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Thursday, August 10, at 7 p.m. The event will take place in person in BMAC’s sculpture garden, alongside Jaacks’s exhibit, “micro/tele SCOPE.” Walk-ins are welcome, or register at brattleboromuseum.org.

About Lela Jaacks

Jaacks will discuss the making of her art, including the inspiration for “micro/tele SCOPE,” sculptural works that integrate natural and handmade materials in an exploration of space, light, texture, and color. Of her approach to sculpture, Jaacks says, “The thread that weaves my work together is the language of patterning… I encourage viewers to pause and acknowledge beauty that might otherwise go unnoticed.”

Originally from Cairns, Australia, Jaacks spent her formative years in remote Northern Queensland, where she developed a love for the natural world. She draws on the landscapes of her childhood—in conversation with the built environment—to create a balance between form and space, between the micro and the expansive. In doing so, she uses a variety of materials, including metal, wood, concrete, glass, acrylic, and found natural artifacts. Jaacks received a B.F.A. in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design.

“micro/tele SCOPE” is on display outdoors at BMAC and is accessible 24/7 through October 31, 2023.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Founded in 1972, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. BMAC is open Wednesday–Sunday, 10–4. Admission is free. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.

BMAC is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Beer Co.

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