Helen Day Arts Center presents Milford Cushman and Terri Gregory with Leadership & Service Award
On Saturday April 29, Stowe, Vermont's Helen Day Arts Center (HDAC) presented Cushman Design Group owners Milford Cushman and Terri Gregory with Leadership and Service Awards at the Black & White Ball, HDAC's 28th annual benefit gala, for 20 years of supporting the arts in our community. Artist Molly Davies was also presented with the award for her many years of supporting the arts through HDAC.
Through Cushman Design Group, Milford and Terri have supported the HDAC's "Exposed" sculptural art exhibit in Stowe since nearly its first year. Hosted annually, the exhibit's "walkabout" tour of each piece around town creates the opportunity for dialogue between the artists and the public; an opportunity for not only each artist to personally share their work, but also their story. As designers, our work and ultimately the manifestation of our work, begins with and is guided by our client's story.
Several years ago, a large steel fish created by sculptor Torin Porter was displayed across the street from our Mountain Road office during the annual Exposed exhibit. Our team of architects and designers includes several avid fly fisherman, who together came up with the idea that we have a fly rod and tie sculpture made to create dialogue with the fish sculpture from our side of the street! Today, the fish and the rod coexist peacefully (unhooked) just outside our office's entry.
Milford and Terri would like to express their gratitude for CDG's success in our community, and to accept the award on behalf and in recognition of all who have contributed to our design work and clients for more than 30 years. All of us in our studio look forward to many more years of support, dialogue, and stories!
Video Credit: Phillip Roy Treeline Media
"You might say this house, our outbuildings as well as these landscaped grounds have been a 'work in progress' for years," says Cushman as he welcomes a visitor to the couple's now-finished home. "We've put everything we've learned as designers and artists into Raven Beach."