Crowell Gallery

September 2019 in the Crowell Gallery – Vermont Landscapes: On the Edge

Nancy Calicchio

The Crowell Gallery is pleased to welcome back Nancy Calicchio with her latest work focused on our Vermont landscape and its seasonal transformations.  Included within this collection is a series of small paintings done in the spring of 2019 that embrace on-coming spring in studies that focus on color and form.  “The seasonal turning points capture my imagination and I discover great beauty there.  I have found that painting outside creates an intimate relationship with our changing landscape. While this series highlights the transition between seasons, my other paintings attempt to stop time, to say, this scene is beautiful, right now, this day, this moment.  ‘On the Edge suggests the fragility of our natural world in our age of climate change.”  This exhibit runs from September 3 – 28, 2019

Opening reception is Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00pm.

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

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.