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
Making Peace With Oddity:
Paintings by Marilyn Allen and Nan Hemingway
The paintings and drawings of Marilyn Allen and Nan Heminway, informed by their practice of visiting each other’s studio, will be exhibited November 1-December 10, 2014.
Allen, who has been an outreach painting teacher at the River Gallery School for ten years, lives in Halifax. Her paintings began with landscapes dominated by trees in the wild environment where she lives. The focus of her current body of work has moved into a closer perspective that dissolves shapes into more abstracted forms inspired by both natural and manmade shapes.
Heminway’s life as an artist began as an architect and then turned toward the medium of porcelain pottery. She created many works, both practical and sculptural, that expressed her vision in elegant forms. Heminway returned to painting and ink drawings in the 90’s, creating work that reflects her passion for form, color and the spaces in between.
Dale DiMauro, Watercolors
Opening Reception October 11, 10 a.m. – noon
As long as Dale DiMauro can remember, he has always loved to draw and create things. DiMauro developed his appreciation for the local landscape when he was a boy exploring Putney with his two brothers. Even today he loves to be outside in nature: hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, or playing tennis. DiMauro earned his degree in landscape architecture at the Universityof Oregon in 1992. Throughout the years he has filled sketchbooks with drawings and watercolor studies of figures and landscapes. His work has evolved from pen and ink to ink with watercolor washes to small and then large water color paintings. Three years ago he started seriously honing his talents in watercolor. His recent efforts have been focused on winter scenes, especially of homes in Brattleboro. He currently resides in Brattleboro with his wife. He is pleased to be able to hold this exhibit at Moore Free Library Crowell Gallery in Newfane.
Pastel Visions – Cicely Carroll, Monica Hastings, Deedee Jones, Donna Bascom Lund, Pat McPike, Jean Pollock and Maggie Smith
Artists – Jackie Abrams, Patricia Burleson, Kris McDermet, Susan Osgood, Lauri Richardson and Deidre Scherer
Elements is a celebration of six artists working in diverse mediums – fiber, ceramic and print. Drawing inspiration from their surroundings, they all share a passion for the basic elements of art: shape, form, line, color, light, movement, texture, and space.
June “Local Art”
Some of the many artists in our area have come together to exhibit in an eclectic mix of artistic visions. The show opens May 31st.
Paul Madalinski, Ellen Darrow, Thanice Petrak, Debbie Turner, Steven Meyer, Jean Pollock, Meris Morrison, David Brown, Lesley Heathcote, Lauren Watrous, Caryn King, Georgie Runkle, Leonard Ragouzeous and Esther Fielding
May Brattleboro Camera Club
April Timson Hill Preschool Artwork by preschoolers during the Month of the Child
March John Hagearty Watercolors Reception March 1st 2-4pm
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.
Upcoming Schedule – 2014
November Marilyn Allen and Nan Heminway
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 2014. Reception from 3-5 pm.
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.