Vermont Artist George Tooker Dies

Painter George Tooker – whose work is on display in some of the nation’s most prestigious museums – died Sunday of kidney failure at his home in Hartland. He was 90.  

Artist Sabra Field

We talk with Vermont artist Sabra Field, whose iconic images of Vermont landscapes have come to represent the state.  Also, a look at Senator Judd Gregg’s influence on the health care debate.  And, an area team trains in Nordic Skiing.

VT Edition: Artist Janet McKenzie

Artist Janet McKenzie of Island Pond talks about how visual artists play an important role in the conversation about state’s future. Her work is part of the "Art of Action" project.

VT Edition: Artist Mary Azarian

Artist Mary Azarian talks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about her work, the craft of woodcut printing, and some of her famous works, including illustrations for the children’s book, Snowflake Bentley.

Midday Newscast: August 13, 2008, 2008

Gaye Symington says more troopers should be transferred to special units that investigate sex crimes; a Vermont state senator says the Chinese government has tried to influence state law; artists have been asked to help Vermont tackle its future; some underground fuel tanks in New Hampshire need to be inspected because they might leak hazardous substances.