Summer at Vermont Artisan Designs
The Magic of Summer in Vermont!
Summer is upon us. Many visitors return year after year to attend the Marlboro Music Festival and/or the Yellow Barn Music Festival. It's always nice to see old friends and new faces at Vermont Artisan Designs.
There's lots of new work at the gallery for visitors to see: Colorful, playful images by Woody Jackson, whose work graces a multitude of cartons of Ben & Jerry's ice cream; intricate and thought-provoking wall-mounted carvings by Dominic Koval; witty and playful assemblages by folk artist Warren Kimble; and a neat collection of sepia-toned oil paintings by Charlie Hunter, whose work is capturing attention wherever he goes. And, don't forget the kinetic sculpture of Bruce Campbell and the stone and wood sculpture of David Wade.
As we move into August, a great collection of car paintings by Robert W. Brunelle Jr. and George Angelini is pulling into the gallery. These are shown in conjunction with the Aug. 8 "Brattleboro on Wheels" vehicle show to benefit Brattleboro Rotary Club projects. A portion of sales will go to the club. (See www.brattleborowheels.com).
Also in August, Daryl storrs is bringing a group of iconic wood- and linoleum-cut prints as well as her landscape-inspired jewelry. It's work you won't want to miss! Farm animal painter Caryn King makes the move to Vermont Artisan Designs in August, too, with whimsical images from the barnyard that are hard to resist.
Self-taught artist Marc Winnat has brought new images of Bellows Falls to the gallery, as well. Ongoing at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital's cardiology department is the new "Art for the Heart" exhibit and sale. The show is a collaborative effort coordinated by Dr. Mark Burke, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and Vermont Artisan Designs. It features nearly 20 painters and photographers represented by our gallery including Paul Stone, Carol Gobin, Charles Townsend, Sabra Field, Ann Cady and Alistair McCallum, Marc Winnat, Deborah Lazar, Marjorie Sayer and William E. Roberts.
Also during the month of August, our gallery artists are featured at the Guilford Welcome Center on I-91. So, if you're traveling up the interstate toward Brattleboro, be sure to take time for a rest stop before coming to the gallery. It is one of, if not "the best" welcome center in the United States. You'll be impressed!