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This July we have two artists sharing the space in the Crowell Gallery: Sharon Meyer, a sculptor working this month in paper, and Karma Kitaj exhibiting the ancient art of  ‘encaustic’ painting.

“Luminous Uncharted Spaces”

July 1 – 31, Crowell Art Gallery at the Moore Free Library
Reception July 8th, 1-3 pm  Free and open to the public.

Karma was introduced to the medium of encaustic (meaning to “burn in”), the ancient art of painting with pigmented molten wax. She fell in love with the luminosity of the wax, the smell of it, the layering, the embedding of anything not too heavy.  The building up of the surface into texture or 3-D.  The torching of shellac or alcohol inks on wax to create undulating shapes.  Heating the way to make smooth ponds.  Juxtaposing these all for viewing in her July exhibit.

Sharon started her career as an art teacher.  She has been an artist and a chef for most of her life, catering weddings and making brides happy.  Traditionally trained in sculpture and a self taught quilt artist, Sharon went to graduate school to get her MFA in 2010.  For five years she challenged herself to do work that she had never dreamed of doing.  When she graduated in 2015, her thesis piece was an installation in four parts: collage, print, fabric and calligraphy, exploring the state of marriage and weddings.  Her exhibit this month is a unique combination of all these mediums.

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Faces of Love : new exhibit in the Crowell Gallery

The Crowell Gallery is pleased to present the work of local artist Rich Ray.   Rich’s creative mixed media images are a result of his unique layering technique using photography, abstract painting and ink work. His current exhibit is titled “Faces of Love” and will be in the Gallery throughout the month of May.

Reception Saturday May 6th, 1-3 pm.

Gallery hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, 1:00-5:00 pm, Thurs, 2:00-7:00 pm., Sat,10:00am-1 pm

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Alexis Doshas “The Natural Order of Things” in Crowell March Exhibit

The Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library Presents:

“The Natural Order of Things”

A photographic exhibit by Alexis Doshas, March 3rd – 31st.

Reception March 4th, 1-3 pm.
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“For this exhibit, The Natural Order of Things, I selected images that explore my belief that humans are a part of nature and are inseparable from it. It is where we come from and where we return. What has emerged in my images is the intimacy of life and land. I look beyond the seductive and picturesque landscapes for the honest, quirky, and sincere in the world; however difficult or un-pretty- so we can begin to recognize and appreciate the intimacy in our own personal landscapes.

I’m interested in mixing old world and new world techniques. I work with pinhole cameras made from tins, a 1950’s model Rolleiflex, a Kodak Brownie, and more recently a Hasselblad 501c; cyanotype and van dyke printing processes as well as archival inkjet prints from film and paper negatives. I work out of my home studio at the base of the Green Mountains in Wardsboro, VT.”

Gallery hours:
Tues., Wed., Fri., 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Thurs., 2:00 – 7:00 pm., Sat.10:00 – 1 pm

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Brattleboro Camera Club in the Gallery for December

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This wonderful photographic exhibit will be available for viewing through December  and includes images by club members Tom Singleton, Roger Turner, William Dixon, Paul Miller, Liz Lavorgna, Donald Miller, Robert George, John Taylor, and Kathy Carr.

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Saxtons River Art Guild show in the Crowell Gallery for November

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Seventeen Guild members, working in oil, watercolor and pastel, will show their work in the Crowell Art Gallery during the month of November.  Participating artists include Carolyn Allbee, Bob Askey, Patricia Ballou, Nancy Calicchio, Maisie Crowther, Nancy DiMauro, Barbara Greenough, Kathy Greve, Deedee Jones, Donna Lund, Carolyn MacDonald, Molly Martin, Lois Phoenix, Freda Wright, Ann Cross, John Dimick and Jean Pollock.

The Guild is celebrating its 40th year of offering open studio sessions, workshops and exhibit opportunities to artists in the Connecticut River Valley. A “Meet the Artist” Reception is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6th from 1pm to 3 pm. 

Robert L. Crowell Art Gallery admission is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Tues, Wed, Fri 1 – 5 pm; Thurs 2 – 7 pm; Sat 10am – 1 pm.

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Art of Susan Wilson & Anna Koloseike in the Crowell Gallery for September

“To Watch, To Wait and To Wonder: Works in Clay”, a show partnering ceramic artists Susan Wilson and Anna Koloseike will be on exhibit in the Crowell Gallery from September 1 to 29.  Opening reception will be on Saturday, September 3rd from 3pm to 6pm. As always, Crowell Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

 

Susan Wilson’s work in clay has always been about finding her place in the world.  Using figurative imagery she creates a narrative of connections to her secrets, dreams, fears and hopes.

 

Anna Koloseike’s figurative sculptures explore themes of our shared human experience imbued with ironic humor, inviting the audience to identify, reflect, and question.

 

Both artists have common backgrounds teaching art and are well known and respected in galleries across the country.  Susan joins us from her studio in Putney, Vermont while Anna’s studio is a bit further away in Asheville, North Carolina.

Please call the Moore Free Library for further information or contact the gallery us at crowellartgallery@gmail.com.

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