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Stoneleigh-Burnham School Welcomes Alumna Artist

Stoneleigh-Burnham School’s Winter Art Exhibit will feature the artwork of alumna Meghan Rigali ’99.

The exhibit, “From Vermont to Ethiopia and Back Again,” features photography, Mobile Mural Project collaboration, paintings, and poetry by Meghan Rigali, Matt Schlein, and Behulum Mengistu. Curating, Rigali is a graduate of Stoneleigh-Burnham School and San Francisco Art Institute, working as an interdisciplinary artist-educator. Schlein is founder and executive director of the Willowell Foundation and the Walden Project working as a poet-educator. Mengistu is an international graffiti artist. This show highlights ongoing cultural partnerships between artists and educators in Vermont and their counterparts in Hawassa, Ethiopia, which brought Rigali and Schlein to Hawassa, and Mengistu to Vermont in 2017.

Rigali will present a gallery talk on Friday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. An opening reception will follow that evening from 5:30-7 p.m. Both the gallery talk and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition runs until Feb. 15. Geissler Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meghan Rigali ’99 poses with her artwork in Brattleboro, VT. Her artwork was inspired by her visit and teaching experience in Ethiopia.