Francis Colburn and Ronald Slayton Exhibition Opens at the Fleming Museum

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BURLINGTON, VT.- The Fleming Museum presents the work of Vermont artists Francis Colburn (1909-1984) and Ronald Slayton (1910-1992), in celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of their births. Opening on Tuesday, June 7, the special exhibition is titled A Centennial Celebration: The Art of Francis Colburn and Ronald Slayton. Longtime friends, the two artists exhibited widely in group exhibitions throughout their long careers, however, they have never been the sole focus of an exhibition together. Their work has not been seen in this magnitude for over twenty years. A 1934 alumnus of the University of Vermont (UVM), Francis Colburn embarked on an artistic career at the Arts Students League in New York, eventually returning to UVM, where he served as artist-in-residence and established the University’s Art Department. Also affiliated with UVM, albeit briefly, Ronald Slayton was enrolled at the University for the 1935-36