Vermont Life Gallery
Opening Fall, 2017
Our newest gallery, opening in the fall, 2017, is dedicated to breaking down the barriers that have traditionally separated craft from art, folk from fine. Featuring traditional decorative art, such as furniture, glass, textiles and metal work, it will connect past to present, with juxtapositions across time, such as a piece of early nineteenth-century stoneware next to a work by the 20th-century master ceramic artist Karen Karnes. It will also feature the work of traditional folk art, such as the portraits of Erastus Salisbury Field and Ammi Phillips, installed in direct relation to work of modern and contemporary art created by autodidacts working beyond the mainstream art world, including Gayleen Aiken and her Raimbilli Cousins.