Crowell Gallery

March 2020 in the Crowell Gallery

“Bees, Beehives and Beekeepers of New England” by William Dixon

March 3rd – 28th, 2020 (during library hours)

Artist Reception Friday, March 6th, from 5 – 7 pm

There will be a hive of activity at the Crowell Art Gallery in Newfane Vermont this March!  William Dixon, a well known photographer from the Brattleboro area, has applied his skill with the camera to capture the respect he and his fellow beekeepers have for these industrious insects.  For two years William traveled through the rural and urban areas of New England and New York photographing honey bees.  Fascinated by the efficiency of the bee colony and respectful of the vital role the bees play in our environment, he has put together a photo exhibition which depicts the cycle of bees, the honey they produce, and the dedicated beekeepers responsible for their survival.  You should expect to see photographs of bees, apiaries and individual beekeepers working with their bees.  You will see the actual ‘equipment” used by beekeepers such as smokers, a real beehive (without bees!), extractor machine, beekeepers clothing, and bee products (honey, soap, candles, etc.). Expect to learn and become inspired.


2020 Gallery Schedule

  • January – Jim Tober & Carol Hendrickson – collage, anthropologists, print
  • February  – David Parker – photography
  • March – Bill Dixon – Honey Bee’s Educational Displays, photography
  • April – Kids from Newbrook, Townshend – paint, sculpture
  • May – Kendra Dias – Post-soviet village life photography
  • June – Kerryanne Celona – impressionistic painting
  • July – Tiffany Soukop – wildlife photography
  • August – Gianna Robinson – painting
  • September – Martha Werman – painting
  • October – Greg Moschetti – acrylic landscape
  • November – Dara Carlton – wildlife photographry
  • December – Alice Freeman – pastel, watercolor cartoons

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

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.

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.