The Vermont Summer Group Show All Mediums, All Subjects, All Art is on view to the public now through Aug. 17. Join us for Bellows Falls 3rd Friday Gallery Night, July 19 from 5-8pm to meet the artists in the show. Take part in viewing this collection of over 70 works of art from 19 artists working in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. Enjoy live music from “x+1” Acoustic Bass & Sax jazz duo. The Gallery is located at 23 Canal St. in the Historic Downtown Village of Bellows Falls, Vermont and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all other days by appointment.

The 19 artists and their mediums in this year’s show include: Clare Adams etching, Jean Cannon watercolor painting, Terry A. Carter painted sculpture, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje oil painting, Kathleen Gatto-Gurney ceramic sculpture, Kim Grall multimedia sculpture, Corinne Greenhalgh oil painting, Carol Keiser acrylic painting, Jeremy Kraft, acrylic painting, Carla Liguori multimedia and ceramic sculpture, Jeanne McMahan oil painting, Lisa Eckhardt McNealus acrylic painting, Amy Pandolfi photography, Gil Perry oil painting, Mark Ragonesse wood sculpture, Melissa Rubin multimedia encaustic painting, Matthew Saxton oil painting, Jeffrey Spring photography, and Rodrica Tilley pastel painting.

Clare Adams, based in the village of Cambridgeport, Vermont, presents drypoint etching prints of the landscapes surrounding her studio. Adams’s influence from Asian arts as well as her interest in reviving old techniques and continually pushing her work through the use of multiple mediums; all serve to inform her observational landscape prints and her abstract designs.

Terry A. Carter, based in Brattleboro, Vermont, uses a background in drawing and study in fine arts, to create intricate patterns and designs, each inspired by the carefully treated gourd it is painted on. Carter finds a historical and spiritual connection to the gourd as a medium for art, painting, and design. The work is presented as sculpture, while keeping the natural shape of each gourd.

Carla Liguori, based in Bellows Falls Vermont, and Toms River, New Jersey, works with the materials of clay, needle felting, found objects, paint, glazes, and most recently kiln fired glass, to create mixed media anthropomorphic sculptures. Liguori’s work is done with humor and candor, and with an attention to details which show aspects of portraiture and art historical commentary.

Mark Ragonese, based in Bellows Falls, Vermont is a master woodworker, sculptor and multi-media artist who designs and builds one of a kind fine furniture, sculpture, and outdoor site and event specific installations. He stresses the importance of individuality, membership in a community, and the significance of a handmade object.

The Vermont Summer Group Show is the gallery’s second annual open call to regional artists, showing artworks in all mediums, styles, and subject matters. The exhibition celebrates the diversity and abundance of local art here in Southern Vermont. The gallery’s mission to offer an open space where all creative voices may be heard presents a group show full of free artistic expression.

For more information about: “Vermont Summer Group Show All Mediums, All Subjects, All Art” or Canal Street Art Gallery; go to canalstreetartgallery.com online, call Mike or Emmett by phone at 802-289-0104, or send emails to artinfo@canalstreetartgallery.com.

Submitted by Canal Street Art Gallery.

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