New Work and Collaborative Paintings by

Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Kristen L’Esperance and Dostie

March 6 – 28, 2015

 Artists’ Reception Friday March 6, 5-8pm

 S.P.A.C.E. Gallery

Gallery Hours Weds-Sat 12-5pm

 266 Pine St. Burlington VT


Kristen L’Esperance and Sage Tucker-Ketcham, longtime friends, met Alex Dostie 11 years ago. While participating in Process/Progress, at the Firehouse Gallery in 2004, they spent five weeks producing work in the Church Street Gallery in front of daily audiences and became artist friends for life.  This show is an opportunity to present new work made in their individual studios, as well as 25 collaborative paintings.

Sage Tucker-Ketcham 

…is the Executive Director of the Shelburne Craft School. She has worked as an art educator, gallery owner, adjunct college instructor, painter, and entrepreneur. She received her BFA from Maine College of Art and her MFA from the Institute of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Sage’s work has been shown at the Firehouse Gallery, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington International Airport, SPACE Gallery, and more in Vermont, as well as in several Galleries and Colleges throughout New England. Sage’s work is part of several private collections and has been featured in Art New England, Boston Globe, Seven Days and Art Scope Magazine.


Kristen L’Esperance

Educated in Architectural Design and Fine Art, Kristen looks for opportunities to synthesize her ideas in novel ways as both a fine artist and a designer. Regardless of medium, L’Espérance sees her work as a vehicle with which she can convey a bigger idea while at the same time resolving the questions and challenges unique to each project. She believes it is rare, if not impossible, for something to be regarded as beautiful in absence of its meaning; L’Espérance maintains that the salience of this meaning drives her work as well as her relationship with the visual world. She is particularly passionate about creating spaces that perform and cater to the unique lifestyles and sensibilities of her clients and thier families.

L’Espérance is a fifth generation Vermonter currently residing in Charlotte. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Vermont, and a Master’s from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited Fine Art in many galleries including the Firehouse Gallery and was represented by  Doll-Anstadt in Burlington. Kristen has also exhibited in New York City at the Pratt Institute, New York 11, Steelcase New York Work/Life Center and in association with THE LOVE GANG NYC.


…is a Visual/Performance Artist, Custom Picture Framer, Producer, Studio Boss and Native Vermonter.  He has exhibited in galleries around Vermont including the Firehouse Art Gallery (Church St., Burlington), Studio Place Arts (Barre) and Historic Union Station on the Burlington Waterfront. He has presented several Live Art Demonstrations and Performances at the South End Art Hop, Higher Ground Ballroom and at the Discover Jazz Festival.   In the spring of 2010 he painted the Airport Cow for The Cows Come Home to Burlington Festival, which is now a permanent installation at the Burlington International Airport.

Dostie is a member of Team Vermont Snow Sculpting and has competed at the International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015 and won the 2012 National Snow Sculpting Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Dostie is also an actor, designer and producer  who works with the Green Candle Theatre Company and has also designed and built set pieces for the Spielpalast Cabaret. Along with his brother Jeremy he co-owns Dostie Bros. Frame Shop on Pine Street in Burlington. He is the Boss of the BOX Art Studio (also on Pine St.) and the Executive Director of Art’s Alive Vermont.

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Interstellar Supergalactic, Collaborative Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 2015

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I always wanted to Paint like Her

Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Acrylic on Panel 2014

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Kristen L’Esperance, India Ink and Watercolor on Paper 2015 

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Dostie, Acrylic on Birch Panels 2015