Local art collector Lyman Orton loves Vermont – and the 20th century art inspired by the Green Mountain State. Working in conjunction with writer Anita Rafael to publish a book, Lyman is bringing his two loves to the Manchester Community Library in a presentation: For the Love of Vermont, the Lyman Orton Collection. The collection began as Lyman’s quest to “keep the art of Vermont for Vermonters” and through his presentation, he aims to demonstrate how art is for everyone, not only for the “art world”. Discussing pieces and his collection in plain English, Lyman and Anita tell the stories of the artists who loved this beautiful state and how their love led to it becoming an artist’s haven in the Golden Era of Vermont art in the 1920s-1960s.
The evening will begin with a wine reception and opportunity to purchase signed copies of For the Love of Vermont, the Lyman Orton Collection, before guests enjoy a beautiful slideshow and discussion of the collection.