Monday, May 9, 2011

CHANGES: GVAG Cricketers Gallery Opens in Grafton

Grafton Valley Arts Guild, a non profit marketing cooperative and arts education organization, is proud to announce the grand opening of their gallery, GVAG Cricketers Gallery, in the Cricketers Building at 45 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vermont. The guild will officially open the doors of their new space with a group show of all their members titled: Inception, on Friday May 27th from 2-6 PM. Inception will feature work in a variety of mediums including: sculpture, iron, textile, photography, painting, collage, wood and ceramics.

The organization was founded by several Grafton artists including: Frances Holliday Alford (textile, Embellishments Studio), Adam Howard (blacksmith, Grafton Forge), Bryce LeVan Cushing (sculptor, N2Galeria) and Jason Ballard (woodworker, My Minds Design). The organization’s mission is to make Grafton a world class arts destination. They have been doing that in recent months by producing exciting town-wide art events in partnership with area businesses including: The Old Tavern At Grafton, The Grafton Village Cheese Company, The Hunter Gallery of Fine Art and Blake Hill Preserves.

Friday May 27th marks the first of a four-day gala event being produced by the Grafton Valley Arts Guild. Saturday May 28th several of the members will have their private studios open in town as part of open studio weekend and the Cricketers Gallery will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM. Sunday May 29th we will repeat the same schedule and end the day with a cocktail party at the Phelps Barn at The Old Tavern At Grafton featuring Grafton Village Cheese.

Memorial Day (Monday May 30th) the Cricketers Gallery will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM and we will end the four day gala with a fundraising dinner at the White Chapel in Grafton (4 Main St.) from 6-8 PM, with food prepared by chef Bryce LeVan Cushing, featuring local cheese, produce and bread, the evening promises to be a great time! The dinner includes soup, salad, entree and dessert. No one turned away for lack of funds, $15 suggested donation, BYOB.

For more information about the Grafton Valley Arts Guild, our new gallery space or about any of our artists, please contact Bryce LeVan Cushing at 802 843 1062, or email .

Top: Big Girl, by Bryce LeVan Cushing
Center: The
Cricketers Building, photo by Dante Falcone

Bottom: Bacon and Eggs, by Adam Howard