Crowell Gallery

October 2020 in the Crowell Gallery

“Land, Water and Sky” by Greg Moschetti

October 1 – 31, Artist reception, Saturday October 3, 12 – 2 pm, outside.

The Crowell Gallery presents an exhibition of oil paintings by Greg Moschetti. Moschetti, who lives and paints in Dummerston, came to painting relatively late in life and finds significant joy in the creative process and its outcomes. He feels that painting is a spiritual endeavor and that the role of the artist is to elicit a sense of spirit in the viewer as was felt by the artist in creating a work.

“While some of my paintings are of places that exist in real life, most are imagined landscapes with atmospheric portent. These often involve sunrises or sunsets in open landscapes with reflective water. They have a sense of familiarity about them and, when successful, draw the viewer into a feeling of peaceful solitude.”

“More recently, I’ve turned to simpler paintings of land masses at sea, some quite colorful and others using a primarily gray palette. For me these paintings still have the feel of solitude and spiritual portent although they are visually quite different. This series started in the studio, but was later inspired by trips to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Newfoundland where the stark contrasts of stone, water and sky captured my imagination.”

Moschetti is primarily self-taught. He has studied with Dennis Sheehan, America’s foremost tonalist painter, and with Jason Alden at the River Gallery School and The Drawing Studio in Brattleboro. He has exhibited at various venues in the greater Brattleboro area and is a member of Brattleboro West Arts.

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 – 
  • May – 
  • June – Tiffany Soukop and Chris Brader – wildlife photography
  • July – Tiffany Soukop and Chris Brader – wildlife photography
  • August – Gianna Robinson – painting
  • September – Martha Werman – painting
  • October – Greg Moschetti – acrylic landscape
  • November – Dara Carleton – wildlife photography
  • December – Alice Freeman – pastel, watercolor cartoons

Interested in exhibiting your art at the Crowell Gallery? Email crowellartgallery@gmail.com 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.