Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Vermont

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland is an active art production site, located at a large, long-shuttered Vermont Marble production plant. Most of the buildings are leased to other companies, but the Carving Studio occupies a few of the more picturesque old ones, and installs artworks amidst the ruins of the old bridge crane and in and around the outbuildings and flooded quarries that dot the area. The legacy of the marble industry in Vermont, once the largest supplier of this rock in the nation, can be seen at a number of interesting places, but none quite like this, where creative interpretations intersect the industrial artifacts.