Crowell Gallery

November 2019 in the Crowell Gallery

Chris Carter – “Collection of Inspiration and Solitude” Oils and Watercolor

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1 – 3 pm.

“Collection of Inspiration and Solitude” will be Chris Carter’s first exhibit at the Crowell Gallery.  Chris learned to paint with oils early in life by watching and painting with her father, developing her own technique and abilities through experience.  “Originally from Massachusetts, I moved to Vermont in 2014. I am inspired by the quietness and beauty in nature that God intended us to experience, and express this solitude in my paintings.  Imagining a spot for myself in each painting to observe that moment in time…and to think that this spot would differ from viewer to viewer, as well as what they would observe there.  I’d like also to inspire my viewers to pick up a brush, and be drawn into creating something wonderful.  I hope to always capture the peacefulness and beauty of rural life in New England and elsewhere, and portray this quietness richly on canvas, through oils and watercolor.”  Come visit with the artist at her opening reception on Saturday the 2nd of November. The gallery is free and open to the public.


Gallery History

The Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT was opened to the public on September 2, 2000. It houses an outstanding collection of contemporary Southern Vermont artists. The permanent collection is on view each winter (usually in January and/or February). For the rest of the year, the gallery hosts special monthly exhibits by local artists. The gallery also serves as a venue for public programs and meetings.

Robert and Muriel Crowell funded the renovation of the Moore family’s 1890 post and beam barn. The work was performed by local artisans Dan and Gary MacArthur. A gift in 2004 from the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation provided tensor lighting for the gallery.

2019 Gallery Schedule

  • January – The Crowell Collection – various
  • February – The Crowell Collection – various
  • March – Stephen Tavella ~ Republic of Georgia photography
  • April – Children – pre-school art
  • May – Donald Fitzpatrick – ink on paper
  • June – Myles Danaher – acrylic
  • July – Simi Berman – acrylic/collage
  • August – Valerie Takvorian and Mary Scriber
  • September – Nancy Calicchio
  • October – Claire Rosenfeld
  • November – Chris Carter
  • December – Deerfield Valley Art Association

Interested in exhibiting your art at the Crowell Gallery? Email for information.

About Robert L. Crowell

Robert L. (Bob) Crowell, former head of the Thomas Y. Crowell Company (which later became part of Harper Collins Publishers), was the grandson of the company’s eponymous founder. Thomas Y. Crowell began publishing books in 1876 and was the first U.S. publisher of Tolstoy and Gogol. Bob joined the company as a salesman in 1931, was elected treasurer in 1937, and rose to head the company in 1938. Under his leadership, the company published Roget’s International Thesaurus, the Frank Heller detective series and numerous art and children’s books.

Bob served as a trustee of the Moore Free Library from 1976 to 2001 and was President of the board for five of those years. As the Moore Free Library’s primary benefactor, he funded scholarship programs, literary awards, and library renovations. He passed away June 29, 2001.