Monday, September 19, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Autumnal Tumble at the Cricketers Gallery in Grafton

After one of the most intense months on record in Southern Vermont, the Grafton Valley Arts Guild has resumed business as usual in historic Grafton Village at the Cricketers Gallery (45 Townshend Road) which is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The Grafton arts collective is pleased to announce the opening of their new show Autumnal Tumble, Columbus Day weekend featuring accomplished guild artists: Rick Hearn (Vermont farm paintings) Asok Patnaik (vivid photography) and Bryce LeVan Cushing (mixed media sculpture). The show opens Sunday October 9, at 2 PM with a gala event and runs through November 15.

Rick Hearn a prominent Vermont painter based in Chester, Vermont, has a vast catalogue of works in various styles which the guild will be featuring in upcoming months. This show focuses on his classic Vermont farm paintings, each depicting a local working farm and celebrating the essence of what it is to live in this beautiful area.

Visitors to the gallery this foliage season will be given an exciting experience viewing the vivid works of photographer Asok Patnaik. (aka Ash), is a world traveler with an exceptional eye for capturing sunsets, spectacular ocean views and urban settings. Autumnal Tumble will take you on a journey through eyes of this worldly adventurer!

Finally the guild will be featuring new dynamic collaborative sculptures of founding members Bryce LeVan Cushing and Guild President Adam Howard. Mixed media sculpture has been a dream for Cushing and Howard of Grafton Forge adds a unique dimension to what has already been an international success story. The sculptors executed their first pair of pieces this summer which are signature LeVan Cushing bird bodies with long hand-forged legs. A must see!

Despite the challenges born of the recent deluge, Grafton is open for business and this foliage season promises to be one of the most brilliant ever. Autumnal Tumble is just one of the many wonderful offerings in Grafton Village and the support of the community of artists and craftspersons as well as the greater village is sincerely appreciated. We hope to see you all in Grafton!

For More Information Contact: Bryce LeVan Cushing at 802 843 1162 or email

Rick Hearn, Bishops Farm
Bryce LeVan Cushing and Adam Howard, Collaboration
Asok Patnaik, photograph