Wednesday, August 5, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Borough Gallery & Studio "Bright Young Things"

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS Opening reception: August 9th, 5pm-9pm . August 9th - August 23rd, 2009, Borough Gallery & Studio, 180 Flynn Avenue (through the SEABA entrance), Burlington

Shawna Cross, Emily Wilson, and Borough Gallery & Studio are pleased to present BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 10 emerging, area artists. The exhibition will open August 9th from 5pm to 9pm at 180 Flynn Avenue, through the SEABA entrance, in Burlington Vermont's South End. The exhibition will run until August 23rd with viewing hours between 11am and 3pm. During the opening reception live music from Gregory Alexander and special guest will take place from 6pm to 8pm. In addition Rivulette and Vintage Inspired/Miss Pickles Attic will also open their studio doors and invite people to explore our 180 Flynn Avenue hallways. BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS ventures into the current and uprising movements within the art scene of Vermont and Upstate New York, providing stomping ground for emerging artists to display their talents and a platform for their unique vision to be both seen and heard.

Borough Gallery & Studio is wildly ecstatic to present to Burlington an exhibition featuring such passionate and dedicated artists whose belief in both their vision and their voice is illimitable. This exhibition extends the opportunity for community members to experience the art that their neighbors, local business associates, waitstaff, cashiers, and friends are busy making behind closed doors into the late hours of the night. While the styles and media of participating artists range from abstract to representational; covering photography, painting, drawings, sculptures, and installations, the vividness of each piece is of equal nature. The goal of this exhibition is to shed light on the rising artists in our community and in turn highlight the South End as a place where art, music and culture have a profound influence and impact.

Our BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, on display in Borough Gallery & Studio's debut group show, include Kate Ashman, John Bildstein, Shawna Cross, Cristin Manner, Leigh Manville, Rachel Moore, Elise Pecor, Jackie Ryan, Emily Wilson, Adam Wimble; Open Studios of Stephanie McKay of Rivulette, Mary Heinrich Aloi and Richard Corbet of Vintage Inspired LLC and Miss Pickles Attic; and live music by Gregory Alexander and guest.

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Shawna Cross via email at, 802-782-1675 or Emily Wilson,, 207-459-4631

image: Emily Wilson "Box Installation"

9 4"x4" boxes suspended by hook and eye hardware.
Site Specific Installation designed for South Wall of
Borough Gallery
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