Author Archives: Mona Frye

About Mona Frye

Not quite a Vermont native, I moved here in 1987 and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the landscape; the wholesomeness of the people. Vermont artists in particular are honored for their craft; appreciated for the vision. Today, that vision has brought me to a passion for community through art projects that benefit all. I LOVE seeing small children and their parents working side by side with seasoned artists and senior citizens. There are no limits to who can participate - I've worked with former inmates yet under supervision of the Dept of Corrections, to home school networks of intuitive souls with a GREAT sense of humor! Currently, in collaboration with Springfield on the Move, and Springfield Restorative Justice Center, and several members of the community, our project is to collaborate with fellow artists of all ability levels, and create a welcoming space right in downtown Springfield, where anyone can drop in and CREATE! Either guided, or working independently, our doors will be open to grow in the arts. This community art room is called "SPRINGFIELD ART GYM: where people are welcome to exercise their creative process!" I adore making Springfield more beautiful, and bringing out the beautiful artist in everyone. Please don't be shy in contacting me. You can find me on facebook as well. Same name: https://www.facebook.com/HandpaintedbyMona

Keep Moving Forward!

Today I am painfully aware that I overthink a LOT in my life. I like those ducks to be in a straight line, following me perfectly. Yet in reality, they are monkeys and they all belong to me. They copy … Continue reading

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Teaching What You Love

Since the Springfield Art Gym has moved to 62 Clinton Street, and lots of publishers have  made the announcement, I thought it would be good to share what hours I’ll be there to give instruction for decorative painting and method … Continue reading

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The Art Gym is Moving!

So too are the classes and workshops that are offered to the public at low or no cost.  We understand that our community is economically challenged, however when an individual comes and pays to use the gym, their rewards are … Continue reading

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COMING SOON TO SPRINGFIELD!!

Springfield Art Gym is coming to downtown Springfield thanks to the diligence of Wendi Lashua-Germain and many of her Springfield Restorative Justice Volunteers! You’ll be able to drop in with or without your kids at this no fuss drop in … Continue reading

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Art in ouR Town

It’s been a few years coming, but Springfield, VT is going to be THE place to stop in and create when you’re traveling with your family. I’m so excited about being a part of this community experience; birthing something anyone … Continue reading

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Restoration Rocks!

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!         I simply adore giving a face lift to anything classic!

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Springfield Vermont is my hometown!

I’m celebrating 20 years of home ownership this year and it feels pretty stinkin’ remarkable! I’m excited about the new adventures of public painting in this art club I’ve been developing over the past 5 years. Through trial and error, … Continue reading

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