Friday, June 29, 2012

Press Release: Bryan Memorial Gallery features pastels, Jeffersonville

In its Main Gallery
July 13 – September 3, 2012
Opening Reception:  Sunday, July 15

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents THE PASTELISTS, a juried exhibition in its Main Gallery, Friday, July 13 – Monday, September 3, 2012.  This exhibition features 80 by 42 artists working in the pastel medium.  
All artists in this exhibition are members of Bryan Memorial Gallery, and their work was selected for the exhibit by a jury of artists all of whom work in pastel.  

Often relegated as a “minor artist’s tool,” there has been a renaissance of interest in pastel artworks in recent years.  With exhibitions, magazines, competitions and collections abounding nationwide, the pastel medium has come into its own in the 21st century.  With the recent record-breaking auction of an iconic work by Edvard Munch, The Scream, a pastel, for $120 million dollars, the medium has truly risen out of the dust as a major art form.  

The opening reception is Sunday, July 15.  At 2 PM: An Artists Roundtable will feature four artists, discussing their studio practice.  A reception in honor of all the artists is from 3 – 5.  There is no admission charge for the roundtable or the reception or the exhibition.   

The gallery is open daily, 11 - 5 and by appointment at any time.  Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Vermont.  802-644-5100.  A preview of the exhibition can be seen at  Click on exhibitions.  
Contact:  Mickey Myers, Executive Director, 802-644-5100,