Reception: Richard Weis - The Power of Place

On view through May 6th in the Red Mill Gallery.

Richard Weis has exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Wales, and South Korea. In 1989, after teaching in a variety of colleges in the Midwest, he and his wife, artist Nancy Pulliam Weis, moved to Vermont to join the art faculty of Green Mountain College, where he taught until his retirement as Professor Emeritus of Art in 2010. During his tenure at Green Mountain, Richard taught a wide variety of art courses as well as courses in the Environmental Liberal Arts/General Education curriculum. During the latter part of his career at Green Mountain College, he did double duty, teaching full time in the art department while also serving as Director of International Programs.

Richard was honored with a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2002, and a Fulbright Alumni Award for a Green Mountain College/Korea project in 2004. In 2010, he received a Fulbright Specialist Award to return to South Korea to work with undergraduate and graduate art education students at Hannam University in Daejeon.

In 2010, his work was included in a traveling exhibition entitled “Cross Cultural Visions,” celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in South Korea. The exhibition venues included New York City, Washington, D.C., and Seoul. Most recently he was honored with a fifty- year retrospective held simultaneously at three venues in Rutland and Castleton, Vermont. Richard and Nancy Weis maintain studios in Castleton and Poultney, Vermont.