Crowell Gallery

May – June 2021 in the Crowell Gallery

“Some of this, Some of that” a multimedia exhibit of works by artist Paul Madalinski

May 3 – June 30, 2021
Artist Reception June 5th, 1-3 pm

Paul Madalinski will be showing a selection of his work dating from the mid 1970s to the present. Included will be paintings, drawings, video, prints and sculpture. Paul Madalinski is a Chicago-born artist who transplanted his urban roots to rural Brookline, Vermont in 2009.  A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 1974), he is an NEA/Arts Midwest grant recipient and his work is owned by both public institutions and private collectors.  His paintings and drawings explore the transformation of ordinary places and objects to sometimes enigmatic visions that are no longer entirely familiar.  His work is inspired by the world outside his door, wherever that is, which is then transformed by his inner vision.  Paul primarily works with oil paints and with water-based media such as gouache on paper.  He also uses pastels, charcoal, graphite and sometimes printmaking techniques to achieve his vision.

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 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.