Friday, January 21, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Three Exhibits at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville

From January 21 - February 27, 2011 Bryan Memorial Gallery continues its winter tradition of presenting visual artists who are an important and vital part of the gallery's legacy, now in its 27th year. A reception in honor of the artists will take place on Sunday, January 23. Artists Roundtable Discussion at 1 PM. Reception from 2 - 4 PM. The public is invited at no charge.

Following in the tradition of Mary and Alden Bryan, the gallery features three exhibitions with an emphasis on landscape painting, "en plein air," in natural light.

In the Main Gallery Today's Legacy is an exhibition of seasonal paintings by 25 of Bryan Memorial Gallery's recently featured artists, including Mark Boedges, Kevin Fahey, Andrew Orr, Phillip Letiecq, John Pitcher, Sue Westin and Elizabeth Allen. With a contemporary perspective on working in natural light and in the great outdoors, including in winter, these vibrant paintings and vigorous painters expand the traditional concept of plein air painting while giving clear evidence of their relationship to the plein air masters.

In the East Gallery The Legacy Continues is an exhibition of recent work by 20 of Bryan Memorial Gallery's Legacy Artists - artists who have been featured at the gallery over many years, including TM Nicholas, Donald Mosher, Mark Tougias, Eric Tobin, Barbara Lussier, Bob Duffy and Robert Blair. All artists in the Legacy Collection have been actively involved in Bryan Memorial Gallery's mission to bring the best in landscape painting to northern Vermont for many years.

In the Middle Room, The Landscapes of Bradley Fox (1959 - 2010) are a memorial exhibition of 30 landscapes by Bradley Fox of Johnson, VT. Founder and President of the East Johnson Plein Air Painting Club, and former director of Johnson's Painted Caravan Gallery, Fox distinguished himself in recent years as a champion of painters in Northern Vermont, and as a painter of fluid and spontaneous works in plein air. His untimely death last fall left a legacy of promise, of which this is one of many memorial exhibitions offered in his honor.

Bryan Memorial Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday, 11 - 4, and by appointment at any time. The gallery is located at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT, 802-644-5100,, or

Andrew Orr: Winter Stillness from Today's Legacy
Mary S. Martin: Open Water from The Legacy Continues
Bradley Fox accepting an award