Crowell Gallery

Landscapes & Critters

Jan. 2-30, 2018

Artist Reception:  January 6 from 1pm to 3pm

Newfane Artist Steven Meyer will display a selection of his recent artwork at the Crowell Gallery in Newfane.

 

Patty’s Place

Newfane Artist Steven Meyer will display a selection of his recent artwork at The Crowell Gallery in Newfane, Vermont for the month of January.  His work depicts mostly local farmstead scenes from the West River Valley. Of particular interest has been the Retreat Farm with it’s eclectic mix of barns and outbuildings. For years, Steven focused on oil painting but recently made a change. “I wanted to get away from the fumes. So for the past two years, I have worked exclusively with india ink on Yupo paper. I love to draw and compose. This medium suits me perfectly right now. It also allows for lots of spontanaity and unplanned surface patterns that are really interesting.”  Meyer explained.

This is especially evident in his critters. Meyer has designed lots of toys for Mary Meyer Stuffed Toys in Townshend, a company named for his grandmother. “The critters develop quickly. Often, I barely have an idea what the character will look like until the ink begins to flow.” Steven creates his work with brushes, squeegees, spray bottle, Q-tips, steel wool, paper towels, and other assorted materials (mostly from the hardware store). Stop into the Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library for a visual treat you’re sure to enjoy.


GALLERY HISTORY – In 2000, (the now late) Robert Crowell and his wife Muriel Crowell funded the renovation of the Moore’s 1890 post & beam barn to create the Crowell Art  Gallery. In 2004 tensor lighting was installed as a gift from the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.

The Crowell Art Gallery is accessed through the Moore Free Library and it showcases the incredible talent and diversity of artists in our local communities.  From January to February the Library exhibits its permanent collection of works by southern Vermont artists, purchased and selected by Robert & Muriel Crowell. Each month thereafter features a different exhibitor, usually with an opening reception.


Gallery Schedule – 2017

January – Crowell permanent collection

February – NANCY CALICCHIO ~ oils ~   

March – Alexis Doshas – photography

April –  Timson Hill Preschool & Newbrook Elementary Art Students – mixed media

May – Rich Ray  “Faces of Love” ~ mixed media

June – Philip Foster  “Northern Exposure” ~ ink on paper

July – Karma Kitaj & Sharon Myers – mixed media

August – Gerarde “Jay” Doucette – watercolor

September – Kathie Gatto-Gurney – sculpture

October – Jason Alden – mixed media

November – Maisie Crowther – watercolors

December – Bill Dixon – photography “Southwest Missions”

 


Gallery Schedule – 2016

Jan-Feb – Crowell permanent collection

March – Bill Schommer

April –  Timson Hill & Newbrook Elementary

May – Steve Lloyd   

June – Vermont Watercolor Society/Brattleboro hub

July – Rich Ray

August – Cai Xi & Le Xi

September – Susan Wilson & Anna Koloseike

October – Richard Bergeron

November – Saxtons River Art Guild

December – Brattleboro Camera Club

 


Gallery Exhibits – 2015

Mid Jan-Mar  Moore Free Library’s Crowell Collection   

April – Timson Hill Preschool & Newbrook Elementary School art students

May – Tiffany Heerema, collage artist

June – Gregg Wapner, watercolors

July – Michaela Harlow, pastels

Aug – Sharon Myers, The Pantyhose Installation

Sept – Janie Davies & Jeri Macdonald, oils & mixed media

Oct – Lauren Watrous, painting

Nov – Matt Peake, Barbara Baker-Bury, Scott Morgan

Dec – Sew What’s of Newfane, fiber


Archives – 2015

November – Matt Peake, Scott Morgan, and Barbara Baker-Bury

 

Peake

 

Morgan

 

Baker-Bury

 

Watrous Reception Oct. 2015

Show Postcard

 

Myers Pantyhose 1

 

library quilts

 

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Windham County Sampler for website

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