New Galleries Open Across Vermont

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New Galleries Open in Rutland, Stowe, and Bellows Falls

A flurry of galleries opened around Vermont in late 2017: one each in Bellows Falls and Stowe and two in Rutland.

In Bellows Falls, Pop and street artist Garrison Buxton, photo-poet Emmett S. Dunbar, and abstract oil painter MC Noyes opened the Ad Hoc Art Gallery in November as a “micro-coop space” (image top). Buxton said they are planning “group shows featuring work from local and international artists, another Resistance-themed show, as well as a variety of pop up events, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and community-based activities. Interspersed, we will show our evolving personal artistic endeavors.”

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Open since September at 151 Main Street, next to the Stowe Recreation Path, Edgewater Gallery is intended to “introduce…visitors to the gallery’s dynamic and eclectic collection of contemporary and traditional fine art by established and emerging artists from the region and beyond.” Edgewater opened their first location at Middlebury Falls in 2009, and in addition to the Stowe location, have branches on Merchant’s Row in Middlebury and the Old Main Gallery in Bozeman, Montana. (image: Stowe from a Distance by Joe Bolger (17″x14″; oil on panel))

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Downtown Rutland is becoming a happening art space. For the past few years, Castleton University has been an outlier in the state’s third largest city. The Castleton University Bank Gallery and the Castleton Downtown Gallery continued the expert curation and presentation of contemporary art as seen at the Christine Price Gallery, located 11 miles from downtown Rutland on Castleton’s main campus. The university’s downtown footprint expanded the people of Rutland’s access to visual art while building a connection with the school.

Bianca Zanella, Community Arts Organizer and a former AmeriCorps volunteer at the housing nonprofit NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, led the effort to revitalize the arts in downtown Rutland. In August 2017, a collection of art venues and pop-up galleries hosted an art walk on the Friday before Chaffee Art Center’s historically popular Art in the Park weekend. In the Fall of 2017, Castleton closed the Downtown Gallery, which reopened as The Alley Gallery under new direction. Around the same time, Bill Ramage opened 77 Gallery at 77 Grove Street. In December 2017, eight art venues held a day-long art walk. In addition to self-guided tours, venues hosted performances, talks, and artist receptions. While some of the participating venues were temporary spaces, others are making a go of it as permanent art venues. Alley Gallery and 77 Gallery join Castleton University Bank Gallery as regular fixtures presenting rotating exhibitions.

Vermont Art Guide #6 has nearly two hundred places to see art around the state. The full-color, printed magazine has artist and venue profiles as well as articles and news about Vermont Art. Our goal is to document and share the state’s incredible art scene. SUBSCRIBE TODAY