Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vignettes from Vermont: American Graffiti 4.0

Kim and Jen from Nyack, New York (Joey Kulkin photo)

BENNINGTON -- Kim has known Billy since she was a little girl near London. "I'm not sure if I used him as an escape," she says, "but in my later years he has become a delightful character that for long car rides I make up very, very naughty stories about."

Kim, who lives in the hilly hamlet of Nyack, New York, on the banks of the Hudson River, explained Billy's background to Art Gallery Dude after she used pink and yellow chalk to draw him in the Graffiti Vault at Fiddlehead at Four Corners. 

Her friend Jen blushed more than just a little as Kim explained the essence of Billy.

A few minutes after Kim and Jen exited the Graffiti Vault, a woman by the name of Vicki walked into it with her daughter, Tina, who attends Bennington College. 

Mom wrote this on the wall opposite Billy ...

Tina and her mom Vicki

... Finally a bank that doesn't kill creativity!!

No, Fiddlehead at Four Corners encourages creativity. 

Vicki works in a bank, but she's also an artist who showed Art Gallery Dude a picture of one of her oils on canvas -- and it's safe to say that Vicki the banker is a world-class artist in the vain of North Bennington's Stella Ehrich. I've written about Stella HERE and HERE

Vicki the banker wants to hang her work in Fiddlehead. Stay tuned. 

In the meantime, Fiddlehead's Graffiti Vault is open for your graffiti soul 7 days a week. 

Check out Fiddlehead's website