Crowell Gallery

March – April 2021 in the Crowell Gallery

“Going, Going, Gone” by Stephanie Nyzio

March 3 – April 30, 2021     

For more than two decades Stephanie Nyzio has been dedicating her time to teaching art in public schools. Recently she has taken time off to allow space to rekindle her commitment to her artistic voice. Some of that time was spent living in Costa Rica, immersed in a tropical paradise observing and finding inspiration there.

She describes her current work as a union of things held dear, an expression of things she feels most passionate about: love for the natural world, drawing as foundation, and environmental issues. “My wish is to inform the viewer on different topics affecting the ecosystem while evoking a visceral reaction. Maybe this work will evoke their desire to make small and big changes in the way they interact with the natural world. Often viewers feel helpless while facing facts around environmental issues such as plastic trash, pesticide use, and poaching, to name a few. That is why resources and information will be included in the exhibit at the Crowell Gallery so that the public can take action, whether it’s baby steps or big leaps.”

2021 Gallery Schedule

  • January – C. Peter Erickson
  • February  – Peter Erickson
  • March – Stephanie Nyzio
  • April – Stephanie Nyzio
  • May –Paul Madalinski
  • June – Paul Madalinski
  • July – Brattleboro West Arts
  • August – Dee Dee Pastels
  • September – Nancy Calicchio
  • October – Saxtons River
  • November – Racia Gordon
  • December – Kendra Dias

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.