We are pleased to be featuring the art of Jo Levasseur in our Cafe Art Space
Jo is an East Barnard native, and a Leavitt on her Mother’s side. This well-known family has lived in the Broad Brook Valley and East Barnard community since the 1700s. She currently resides next door in South Royalton.
After graduating from Woodstock Union High School, Jo attended the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design in Canada and the Art Student League in New York City.
She was then a studio apprentice to well-known Vermont artist Sabra Field from 1971-1975. There were restaurant jobs, including sous chef at the East Barnard Inn in the 1980s and a long career as an art teacher at the Killington Mountain School from 1985-2010.
Jo’s work has been exhibited in numerous art shows around Vermont and New England. Her art has been published in magazines and books and has appeared on things like CD covers, T-shirts, Tunbridge Fair Posters and more. She has had her writing and illustrations published on a regular basis by the Herald of Randolph, VT, since 2014.
Working most often in chalk pastels, Jo says that being an artist has been a “lifelong learning process.” Much of her art focuses on the natural world, in which she strives to capture, “atmosphere, quality of light and perspective.”
We look forward to enjoying Jo’s art and unique perspective on the natural world during the month of September.