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Vermont Artist Stephen Huneck, RIP 

Vermont artist Stephen Huneck, renowned for his colorful dog art, has died.

From an article posted today on the Burlington Free Press website:

The 60-year-old St. Johnsbury artist died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday, in Littleton, N.H.

His wife says he’d been despondent after being forced to lay off employees at his Dog Mountain studio and dog chapel.

We here at Seven Days were very sorry to hear the news. Back in March, videographer Eva Sollberger filmed Huneck for an episode of "Stuck in Vermont." We're reposting it here now.

In the video, Huneck explains how he became an artist after suffering a near-death experience.

"I got snowed in, and I carved this [dog] angel, and I was so high on doing it, and I felt such joy... And I just started carving like crazy. He sold all of them within a couple weeks, and I just got this big check. And I just said, 'this is it.' I'm not doing anything else... So it was an amazing ride."

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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