Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Borough Goes Local in Burlington

October 1-31, 2009
Multiple Locations--August First, Daily Planet, University of Vermont, Davis Center, and Viva Espresso

Emily Wilson, Shawna Cross, and Borough Gallery & Studio are pleased to present their latest endeavor in a cross town, multiple venue exhibition this month. As
Borough Goes Local!, you will likely find the possibility of encountering works by Emily Wilson or Shawna Cross, as their work spans from both the North to the South end of Burlington -including the upper half, on the University's hill top to the lower areas, surrounding the greater Church Street blocks. Conveniently visit each of the sites on your daily bout around Burlington, whether it be for a hot cup of coffee as fall joins us, or a relaxing drink at the end of the work week. A detail of the tour is as follows.

For the early riser on the South end of town, enjoy works done in oil on canvas, hung beautifully on brick, by Shawna Cross at August First; the bakery and coffeehouse on South Champlain. August First is owned and run by Borough Gallery & Studio's third resident artist, Jodi Whalen. On the hill, in the heart of the UVM campus, displayed in the Davis Student Center, Shawna Cross has a second series of oil paintings, presented through Arts Alive. On North Winooski in Burlington's North side, Viva Espresso, a specialty coffee shop and great place to bring your lap top, presents a mixed media installation by Emily Wilson tittled "
Day", in her "Art by Day & by Night" series - "Day" being the first half of a two part installation designed to counterbalance the show at the last site on the Borough Goes Local! tour, the Daily Planet. At the Daily Planet, "Night" is installed in the bar space and includes works both on paper and canvas, as well a site specific sculpture designed to enhance the unique interior architecture of the space.

Borough Gallery & Studio hopes to emphasize through
Borough Goes Local! that as a space and a group, we are dedicated to supporting local venues who support artists and give artists an opportunity for exposure in their establishments. Not only is Borough interested in creating good local relationships, but it is excited about presenting 180 Flynn Avenue as a exciting venue for local shows and hopes that in creating a foundation with the downtown scene, it will generate and create some exposure for Borough Studio & Gallery and the artists we support.

For more information please check out Borough Gallery & Studio at, or to schedule a tour please contact Shawna Cross via email or phone at, 802-782-1675, or Emily Wilson,, 207-459-4631