A dialog between realism and abstraction
Steve Lloyd ~ Vermont resident and Brattleboro artist ~ will show his paintings in the Crowell Art Gallery in Newfane from May 3rd to 31st. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 1pm. “My paintings depict the way the world feels to me. In representational work I will add an element of geometry; in abstract work, the rigor of the geometry is balanced by color and the nature of the paint. A long career as an architect surely influences my work, but an equal force is my respect for the natural world.”
Access to the Gallery and Library are FREE.
Mark your calendars Erinophiles!
On March 17 – yes, that is Saint Patrick’s Day – Vincent Feeney will present
“The Irish Wave in the Green Mountains”.
This FREE program will start at 5pm in the Crowell Gallery and is co-hosted by Moore Free Library and Windham County Historical Society.
Mr. Feeney is the author of Finnigans, Slaters and Stonepeggers, a history of the Irish in Vermont (which we have at the library) which peels back the Yankee mythos and examines the surprisingly rich, true story of the Irish in Vermont, from the first steady trickle of colonial pioneers to the flood of famine refugees and onward: how the Irish arrived, survived, fought, labored, organized, worshipped, played and managed to prosper. Even if you don’t have a bit of Irish blood in you, this will be a fascinating presentation.
This program is sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.
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
Our permanent art collection, so generously donated by Robert & Muriel Crowell in 2000, is on display in the Gallery until the end of March.
The southern Vermont artists included are Clare Adams, Eric Aho, Barbara Comfort, Janet Fish, James Florschutz, Michaela Harlow, Marcy Hermansader, Wolf Kahn, Mallory Lake, Emily Mason, Jules Olitski, Susan Osgood, John Ridgway, Rogers Sandes, Harry Saxman, Deidre Scherer, Johnny Swing, and James Urbaska.
This is an exquisite collection; don’t miss your chance to see it!
N W Casey’s Kaleidoscope Photographs
This month Kate Hennessy is exhibiting her fantastic paintings in the form of floorcloths. Below are two of them. Please stop in and take a look. Also Kate has included a history of floorcloths to read that is interesting.