The Hub Gallery: Connecting the Area's Art Community
The "Colors of Summer" is the theme for the first member show at the HUB gallery at 57 Harmony Place. Summer in Vermont is special and has its own palette of colors and patterns of textures. The show will exhibit work of eight area artists: Terry Ann Carter (oils, acrylics, pen & ink, watercolors), John S. Dimick (oils & watercolors), Arlene Distler (watercolors), Adrienne Ginter (watercolors and hand-cut paper), Chris Son Kirtz (oil on canvas), Lori Schreiner (watercolors), Marty Spencer (printmaking), and Carol Stephens (oils, pastels, and acrylics). Meet the artists at a Gallery Walk reception from 5:30 to 8:30; gallery hours are otherwise Wed.-Sun. 11-5.
The HUB gallery and arts meeting space is managed as a member service by the Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC). Its goals are to provide exposure for, and build connections between, the artists and arts organizations of our area. The name HUB refers to the role of a central point in connecting a community that spreads in many directions. The Gallery opened in April with a show of works by county art teachers.
As Harmony Place develops a new identity with the completion of the Brooks House reconstruction and the arrival of Vermont Community College and other schools, it is important, and a great opportunity, that the arts of our region take a central role. The HUB will physically do that, and has the potential to be a vibrant place of connection.
Brattleboro has served as an economic and cultural hub for our region since early settlement. With the growth of arts and craft activity throughout southeastern Vermont over the past decades, the benefits of greater awareness of regional artists and more efficient flow of energy and ideas between them are a huge opportunity. ACWC hopes this new space can facilitate that flow and build the sense of connection across our region.
ACWC membership is open to individuals, businesses, students, and artists of all types and levels. The ACWC mission is "to strengthen the environment for Artists and Arts Organizations in Windham County." The all-volunteer organization is based on the understanding that we all have something to learn and something to give. Shows are juried, but the intent is to include the rich spectrum of work being done in our area.
The next member show will be on the theme "Water in Windham County" and will run for August and September. October will see a celebration of Craftsmen of Windham County as part of American Craft Month.
Information on ACWC activities and membership is online at www.acwc.us, or available by contacting the organization's president, Doug Cox, at (802) 257-1024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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