Crowell Gallery

March 2024 in the Crowell Gallery

David Y. Parker – Wildlife Photography

March 1 – March 31, 2024
Artists Reception, Saturday, March 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

During the month of March the Crowell Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of photographs by local Brookline wildlife photographer, David Y. Parker.  The show, his first since the Covid outbreak of 2020, is titled, “Every Picture Tells a Story.”

Parker, a retired elementary school educator and wildlife enthusiast, uses the two-acre beaver pond located on his property as his “studio.”  His photographic portraits of birds, beavers, and other wetland creatures are noted for their intimacy and detail, immediately drawing the viewer into the world of the subject. 

This show will feature forty, large format prints, each accompanied by text that will provide some additional context to the capturing of these images. Parker points out that, “What you see in one of my photographs represents a fraction of a second in time– perhaps 1/2000th of a second– while I may have been watching and waiting for an hour or more to get that one shot. There is always a larger story that surrounds each and every photo.”   

2024 Gallery Schedule

  • January— Crowell Art Collection
  • February— Crowell Art Collection
  • March— David Parker – Wildlife Photography
  • April— Area School Children Exhibit
  • May— Ahren Ahrenholz
  • June— Art Among Friends
  • July— Monadnock Area Artists Association
  • August— Barbara Garber
  • September— Gayle Robinson
  • October— Nora Daniel
  • November— Jessica Bigaj
  • December— Jen Woods

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.