Pop Up and Fly-By Galleries reignites a Rutland Art Walk
RUTLAND, VT – You are invited to explore Downtown Rutland and to kick off an art-filled weekend with the Rutland Art Walk on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
A collective of artists have all planned to open their gallery doors with light refreshments on hand for one night to highlight the growing and thriving visual arts scene here in Rutland.
While we invite you to celebrate the opening of two temporary “fly-by” galleries after the successful run of SPACE Rutland Pop Up Art Gallery, we are also hosting closing receptions for three of the current exhibitions around downtown.
At the Castleton University Bank Gallery, Christine Holzschuh will greet first time or returning visitors to her small works show, “Go Figure!” for one more night.
Around the corner to the right, stop by SPACE’s closing reception to listen to musician Dave Burns play classical guitar and interact with artists from the “Transport” show; around the corner to the left, you’ll find Mary Fran Lloyd at the Castleton Downtown Gallery inviting answers to, “The Abstract Eye: Do you see what I see?”
Meet Josh “x-Mo” Morse and Roscoe Stark at Fly-By I on Merchants Row with their street-style art and, across the street, see Fran Bull’s drawings on display at Fly-By II, the former site of the Bookmobile.
Bill Ramage will welcome you to the “Ideal City” (Rutland Drawing) at the Castleton Downtown Gallery II in the Opera House, where you may further step inside his mind. “I’ve witnessed it many times in many cities, big and small: the more art that can thrive in a community, the more that community’s sense of well-being will thrive, and it will follow, the more that community will thrive.”
Arlene O’Connor and Evie Towsley will be opening the Timco Gallery on Center Street, too. With a total of 7 galleries, as well as permanent murals, you may agree with Jim Lowe, the Rutland Herald’s Art Editor, that “there are more galleries in Rutland than any other city in the state of Vermont” [right now].
In addition to the self-directed Art Walk (maps available at each gallery), there will be an optional guided tour lead by Oliver Schemm to depart from the Castleton Bank Gallery at 6:00 PM.
While you are downtown preparing to mosey along the Art Walk, check out the newest student mural in the courtyard of Community College of Vermont (CCV) and watch a Middle Eastern Dance performance under the overhang at 5:30 PM.
Join us for a fun evening touring the artwork sprinkled all through Downtown Rutland. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. To complete your arts weekend, don’t forget to attend Art in the Park on in support of the Chaffee Arts Center. Rutland is becoming an important place for the arts, and you won’t want to miss this once-in-a-Rutland experience!
Contact: Bianca Zanella, Community Engagement & Revitalization Specialist, AmeriCorps Member
Tel. (603) 732-8606 Email. [email protected]
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Facebook page. SPACE Rutland Pop Up Art Gallery