Sipping Coffee and Viewing Art in SoRo

Submitted 16 days ago
Created by
Susan B. Apel

Graphite is a tool of choice for artist and Dartmouth senior lecturer Gerald Auten. Pencils to be sure, but more intriguing—powdered graphite mixed with WD40 and then buffed to a metallic shine. 

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Sharp lines and strong designs with occasional accents of just the opposite—translucent puffs that relieve the angles. Some are untitled, like the work below. “Why 43?,” I asked my viewing companion. “Bush?” he guessed. I thought “middle age.”

Untitled, Gerald Auten

Auten’s work has been shown from Teheran to New York City. You can see the carefully curated “Gerald Auten: Graphite on Paper” at White River Gallery in South Royalton, VT until December 16. For more information, and to see some interesting past and future gallery exhibitions, see White River Gallery’s website by clicking here. 

stronger, faster, bigger by Gerald Auten

Stroll over to SoRo’s brick block to the newish First Branch Coffee. Hot, dense espresso, lattes plain or maple, pillowy glazed donuts and crunchy biscotti. Perch on a high stool and open your laptop, or grab a window seat and gaze out onto Chelsea Street and the town green. 


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