The Crowell Art Gallery in the back of the Library showcases the incredible talent and diversity of artists in our, and neighboring, communities. From January to February the Library exhibits its permanent collection of works by southern Vermont artists, purchased and selected by Robert Crowell. Each month thereafter features a different exhibitor, sometimes with a Saturday afternoon reception to meet the artist.
Gallery Schedule – 2014
Janurary - February Our permanent collection of Vermont artists. These artists include Clare Adams, Eric Aho, Barbara Comfort, Janet Fish, James Florschutz, Michael Harlow, Marcy Hermansader, Wolf Kahn, Mallory Lake, Emily Mason, Julies Olitski, Susan Osgood, John Ridgway, Roger Sandes, Harry Saxman, Deidre Scherer, Johnny Swing, and James Urbaska.
March John Hagearty Watercolors Reception March 1st 2-4pm
April Timson Hill Preschool Artwork by preschoolers during the Month of the Child
June Newfane Artists
July Jackie Abrams 3D Basketry & Weaving
September Weavers Guilds of Vermont & Massachusetts
October Dale DiMauro Watercolors
November Marilyn Allen Oil Paintings
December Sew What’s of Newfane
Archives – 2013
Kate Hennessy, Floorcloth Maker, through September 28th
Like many people, I had never heard of hand-painted canvas floorcloths until a neighbor, floorcloth artist, Lisa Curry Mair, from Weathersfield, Vermont, was looking for a helper. I apprenticed with her for six months, and from that small beginning, I fell in love with the materials, the process and the outcome. I am inspired by traditional 18th- and 19th-century American and English designs, but I also enjoy exploring folk motifs from around the world, especially Celtic. I am always looking for ideas that will sit well in kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms, or hallways as I’m a great believer of functional art and living one’s daily life with beautiful and unique things. Painting floorcloths is a simple and freeing way for me to explore color and design, happily knowing that they will be used and worn.
N W Casey, Photography, October 5-26
N W Casey’s Kaleidoscope photographs are from original images, and the digital manipulation is a separate manifestation in which a complexity is created that is continuously interesting. He is among the first modern artists to use this combination of media as a serious art form.
The Bridges of Windham County, November 2-30
Members of the Brattleboro Camera Club will display a collection of their photographs of the bridges of Windham County especially featuring the stone arch bridges built by Newfane resident James Follett in the early 1900s.
Sew Whats, Quilts, December 7-28
Quilts by Vera Harrington.