Crowell Gallery

February 2020 in the Crowell Gallery

“Wetlands” – photographs by David Parker

Reception Saturday, February 8, 1-3pm

David Parker is a photographer with a lifelong interest in the outdoors. As the Trump administration readies to roll back  federal protections governing wetland areas, Parker’s detailed, large format photographs celebrate the critical role that wetland habitat plays in attracting and sustaining a tremendous variety of birds and other wildlife.  All of his photographs are taken on his property in Brookline, Vermont.

Parker’s photographs have recently been exhibited at the Marina Restaurant in Brattleboro and at the Dartmouth Hitchc0ck Mediccal facility.

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.

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 crowellartgallery@gmail.com 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.