Sunday, August 7, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Snap! Crackle! Pop! at CVAG Cricketers Gallery in Grafton

Who: Grafton Valley Arts Guild
What: Snap! Crackle! Pop!
When: Opening Saturday August 20th at 3 PM Show Runs Thru Sept 15th
Where: GVAG Cricketers Gallery, 45 Townshend Road, Grafton, Vermont
For More Information Please Contact: Adam Howard at 802 843 1162 or email

It has been a very productive summer season here in Grafton, Vermont and a busy time at the Grafton Valley Arts Guild Cricketers Gallery. The guild is pleased to announce a season of upcoming group shows featuring our entire membership. The first in the series being: Snap! Crackle! Pop!. The show features the work of top selling artists: Dante Falcone (Photography), David Stone (Pottery) and Frances Holliday Alford (Hand Canceled Postal Collage). Snap! Crackle! Pop! opens on Saturday August 20th at 3 PM with a gala event. The show runs through September 15th. The Cricketers Gallery is located at 45 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vermont and is open Thursday thru Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Dante Falcones' photographic style involves a micro eye on flowers and insects. His delicate point of view allows the viewer inside the life of a flower and the insects that inhabit them. He also captures images of the architecture of the village of Grafton and his work has been very well received by our patrons. GVAG will be showing a retrospective of his work as well as several self published books and other print material.

The guild enjoys great success marketing the pottery of David Stone. An excellent potter and a Grafton Village Cheese Company employee, David is a welcome addition to GVAG. The Cricketers gallery will be featuring his wheel thrown carved vessels with iron oxide wash as well as his smoked fired burnished vessels and functional pottery.

The pop element of Snap! Crackle! Pop! comes from accomplished fiber artist Frances Holliday Alford of Embellishment Studio. Curator Bryce LeVan Cushing is hanging an entire wall in the gallery of her hand cancelled postal collages. All the pieces have been sent many times through the mail as postcards and feature intricate pop-inspired design and detail. They are a favorite of our customers and we look forward to viewing the entire collection of these magically whimsical pieces!

For more information about the Grafton Valley Arts Guild please contact the President Adam Howard at 802 843 1162. For information regarding the Cricketers Gallery please call Bryce LeVan Cushing at 802 843 1162.

Images: Top to Bottom: Dante Falcone, David Stone, Frances Holliday Alford