Opening Reception: Sunday Feb 28th 1pm-3pm
“As a boy growing up in small town Appleton, Wisconsin, I had dreams of becoming a world famous artist. The ‘world famous’ part did not quite materialize, however the ‘artist’ part stuck with me for life. It has given me a happy 90+ years and maybe even a few more!”
So relates Bill Schommer in a newsletter for Valley Cares senior housing, where he currently resides. Before this transition, he lived in Newfane for many years, with his lovely wife Shirley who sadly passed away in 2011. The couple turned part of their Newfane home into a local art gallery and an antiques store, both of which were top art destinations in Vermont for many, many years.
After 35 years in NYC, 40 years in Newfane, and now in Townshend, he’s still painting! His show will include a mix of his various genres – Vermont landscapes, abstracts, Fat Ladies series, and pointillism.
Come meet Bill and view his whimsical, intriguing, lovely paintings at the Opening Reception on Sunday, February 28th from 1 to 3pm in the Crowell Art Gallery. The show will run until March 30th. Gallery/Library hours are Tu-We-Fr 1-5pm, Th 2-7pm & Sat 10am-1pm. Call 365-7948 for information