The Jackson Gallery in Middlebury will be filled with original, handmade and hand printed art, fine crafts and photography celebrating Vermont agriculture and its bounty. This exhibition will feature twenty-two regional artists whose work represents a wide variety of media and styles. All have been i nspired by our local agrarian landscape and imagery in their individual approaches to creativity.
Joe Bolger specializes in plein air landscapes in oil with a focus on color and changing light conditions. Jennifer Steele Cole brings a unique sense of humor to her delightful paintings of farm animals. Gabrielle McDermit paints flocks of sheep in winter, their rounded forms in sync with the snowy scene. Gayl Braisted, Carol Calhoun, Jean Cannon, Claudia Carl, Joan Curtis, Phyllis Demong, Peter Langrock, Mimi Love, Mike Mayone, Norma Jean Rollet, Sarah Wesson and Yinglei Zhang offer their own perspectives in an eclectic mix.
Fiber artist Deanna Shapiro displays her unique imagery through mixed media, while Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead uses paper pulp as the medium for her painted images. Hope Johnson creates exquisitely crafted quilted pieces on the theme of bees. Lowell Snowdon Klock and Suki Fredericks offer stunning compositions in photography.
Hand crafted wood furniture by Richard Steele and jewelry by Meg Madden will round out this exciting exhibit.
This holiday season show has become a tradition at Town Hall Theater and features unique and affordable works available for immediate purchase. The exhibit starts off with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 20 from 5-7pm, and continues through Dec. 31. The Jackson Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from noon – 5pm and during theater events. For information call (802) 382-9222.