Gallery in the Garden 2016

 

Silent Auction, Art Exhibit Opening and NEW! for 2016: Guided tour, “Art of the Morrill Homestead.” The Morrill Homestead’s annual Gallery in the Garden art show and silent auction has become a much-anticipated annual arts event in the Upper Valley, one that features the works of many fine artists from the Strafford community, the Upper Valley and beyond. Artists express the world around us through works that range from inspiring to humorous, and from poignant to exquisite.

4:00-5:30pm: Guided interpretive tours of the Art of the Morrill Homestead, led by guides from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation sharing the history and mystery of the artworks and studies by ”America’s Michelangelo,” Constantino Brumidi, and other noted artists whose works were collected by Senator Justin Morrill.

5:00-6:00pm: Reception for the art show opening, “A Moment in Time” begins in the Carriage Barn at 5:00pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be accompanied by the ethereal music of Sam Moffatt on hammered dulcimer. “A Moment in Time” Art Exhibit will run from Friday, July 1st through Sunday July 17th, 2016—Wednesday through Sunday each week, 11:00AM-5:00 PM

6:00pm: A silent auction of “Minis for Morrill” to follow—magnificent mini paintings by artists of regional and national reputation. The 2016 silent auction of miniature 4″×4″ paintings will include works by these artists, and more: Charlotte Atkinson, Bob Bauer, Gerry Bergstein, Todd Binzen, Ann Boyajian, Gail Boyajian, Jennifer Brown, Anna Chute, Lucas Chute, Kelly Coffin, Randy Coffin, Dierdre Dennis, Anne Dycus, Kate Emlen, Lou Hance, Stefanie Johnston, Laura Karetzky, Pace Kendall, Ed Koren, George Lawrence, Anne Leeds, Jo Levasseur, Gregory Maguire, Andy Newman, David Newman, Susan Norton, Anita Onofrio, Jacqueline C. Overstreet, Mary Louise Pierson, Beth Preston, Deborah Frankel Reese (featured artist), Stephanie Reininger, Celia Reisman, Jessie Rosenman (Newman), Sherry Saint-Germaine, Kate Siepman, Gus Speth, Lianne Thomashow, Jessica Tidman, Rosemary Wells, Susan Whelihan, Sandra Williams-Crossley and Sperry Wilson.

 

Miniature 4″x4″paintings that are being auctioned in 2016. More “Minis” will be posted as they arrive.

 

 (Click on a Mini to enlarge and view all as a slide show.)

"Totally Authentic" by Lou Hance

“Totally Authentic” by Lou Hance

 

"Renewal" by Anne Leeds

“Renewal” by Anne Leeds

 

Untitled by George Lawrence

Untitled by George Lawrence

 

Untitled by Ed Koren

Untitled by Ed Koren

 

Untitled by Rosemary Wells

Untitled by Rosemary Wells

 

"Ned" by Jennifer Brown

“Ned” by Jennifer Brown

 

"Parthenon" by Gregory Maguire

“Parthenon” by Gregory Maguire

 

"Villefort Doors" (quartet) by Andy Newman

“Villefort Doors” (quartet) by Andy Newman

 

"Villefort Doors" (1 of 4) by Andy Newman

“Villefort Doors” (1 of 4) by Andy Newman

 

Villefort Doors (2 of 4) by Andy Newman

Villefort Doors (2 of 4) by Andy Newman

 

Villefort Doors (3 of 4) by Andy Newman

Villefort Doors (3 of 4) by Andy Newman

 

Villefort Doors (4 of 4) by Andy Newman

Villefort Doors (4 of 4) by Andy Newman

 

"Blowing Leaves" by Jo Levasseur

“Blowing Leaves” by Jo Levasseur

 

Untitled by Kate Emlen

Untitled by Kate Emlen

 

Untitled by Stephanie Reininger

Untitled by Stephanie Reininger

 

"Welcome to Strafford" by Gus Speth

“Welcome to Strafford” by Gus Speth

 

Untitled by Ed Koren

Untitled by Ed Koren

 

"Dusty" by Gus Speth

“Dusty” by Gus Speth

 

"Untitled" by Jacqueline Overstreet

“Nested” by Jacqueline Overstreet

 

Untitled by Susan Hodges

Untitled by Susan Hodges

 

"Fly Away" by Sherry Saint-Germaine

“Fly Away” by Sherry Saint-Germaine

 

"Alanson Grant Smith Farm, Strafford, Vermont" by Dierdre E. Dennis

“Alanson Grant Smith Farm, Strafford, Vermont” by Dierdre E. Dennis

 

"The centuries-old pump and shed at Justin Morrill's boyhood home" by Stefanie Johnston

“The centuries-old pump and shed at Justin Morrill’s boyhood home” by Stefanie Johnston

 

"La Luna" by Sandra Williams-Crossley

“La Luna” by Sandra Williams-Crossley

 

Untitled by Celia Reisman

Untitled by Celia Reisman

 

"Simple and Elegant" by Anita Onofrio

“Simple and Elegant” by Anita Onofrio

 

"That was Then, This is Now" by Laura Karetzky

“That was Then, This is Now” by Laura Karetzky

 

"Trees help you see slices of sky between branches" by Deborah Frankel Reese

“Trees help you see slices of sky between branches” by Deborah Frankel Reese

 

Untitled by Mary Louise Pierson

“Summer” by Mary Louise Pierson

 

"Strawberries" by Jessie Newman

“Strawberries” by Jessie Newman

 

"Just Going to Bed" by Randy Coffin

“Just Going to Bed” by Randy Coffin

 

"Untitled" by Todd Binzen

“Untitled” by Todd Binzen

 

"'Mushrooms" by Jessie Newman

“‘Mushrooms” by Jessie Newman

 

"Denver" by Gail Boyajian

“Denver” by Gail Boyajian

 

"Going for the Bleachers" by Gerry Bergstein

“Going for the Bleachers” by Gerry Bergstein

 

"Budding Biologist" by Beth Preston

“Budding Biologist” by Beth Preston

 

"Story book Town" by Anna Chute

“Story book Town” by Anna Chute

 

"Ash Bowl with Cherry" by Ruza Bagaric

“Ash Bowl with Cherry” by Ruza Bagaric

 

"Sturdy Friend" by Kelly Coffin

“Sturdy Friend” by Kelly Coffin

 

"Many-Twinkling Sands" by Deborah Frankel Reese

“Many-Twinkling Sands” by Deborah Frankel Reese

 

"Summer Love" by Jessica Tidman

“Summer Love” by Jessica Tidman

 

"Love is Now" by Bob Bauer

“Love is Now” by Bob Bauer