December 2019 in the Crowell Gallery
Deerfield Valley Art Association
The Crowell Gallery presents the paintings and pastels of four accomplished Massachusetts artists from the Deerfield Valley Art Association. The work of artists Leni Gaudet, Karen Evans, Marie Welch and Jenny Tibbits share a reverence for the natural world and a deep appreciation for reflective light and seasonal color. The oil miniatures of Marie Welch will delight, and the landscapes and still life of Leni, Karen and Jenny will captivate you this holiday month. The DVAA was formed in 1931 by artists local to Pioneer Valley and the hill towns. Their mission is to encourage, create and foster appreciation of and support for the fine arts and crafts in our region through ongoing exhibitions, education, demonstrations by prominent artists and crafters, scholarships for art students, and other activities. They are a non-juried association open to all genres of the arts and crafts of New England.
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.
2019 Gallery Schedule
- January – The Crowell Collection – various
- February – The Crowell Collection – various
- March – Stephen Tavella ~ Republic of Georgia photography
- April – Children – pre-school art
- May – Donald Fitzpatrick – ink on paper
- June – Myles Danaher – acrylic
- July – Simi Berman – acrylic/collage
- August – Valerie Takvorian and Mary Scriber
- September – Nancy Calicchio
- October – Claire Rosenfeld
- November – Chris Carter
- December – Deerfield Valley Art Association
Interested in exhibiting your art at the Crowell Gallery? Email email@example.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.