The Morrill Homestead’s annual Gallery in the Garden art show and silent auction is a highlight of the Upper Valley art season. The 2018 edition features works created in an array of styles by many fine artists from the Strafford community, the Upper Valley and beyond. Artists present their unique perspectives on the complex relationship between nature and culture, in ways that are moving, playful, profound and inspiring.
Event is free, but registering helps us plan.
4-5:30 p.m.: Guided interpretive tours of the Art of the Morrill Homestead, led by tour guides from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation; sharing the history and mystery of the artworks and studies by “America’s Michelangelo,” Constantino Brumidi, and other noted artists whose works were collected by Senator Justin Morrill.
5-6 p.m.: Reception for the art show opening, Nature vs Culture, begins in the Carriage Barn at 5:00pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be accompanied by the ethereal music of Sam Moffatt on hammered dulcimer. Gerry Bergstein and Gail Boyajian are the featured artists, and inspiration, for the Nature vs Culture exhibit (2018).
6 p.m.: Silent auction of “Minis for Morrill” —magnificent mini paintings by artists of regional and national reputation. The 2017 silent auction of miniature 4″×4″ paintings included works by these artists: Bob Bauer, Gerry Bergstein, Todd Binzen, Gail Boyajian, Jennifer Brown, Anna Chute, Noah Chute, Anne Connelli, Dierdre Dennis, Kate Emlen, Kit Farnsworth, Tracy Gillespie, Susan Hodges, Joan Hoffmann, Stefanie H. Johnston, Pace Kendall, Lisa Kippen, Ed Koren, George Lawrence, Anne Leeds, Jo Levasseur, Gregory Maguire, Andy Newman, Anita Onofrio, Jacqueline C. Overstreet, Mary Louise Pierson, Beth Preston, Stephanie Reininger, Jessie Newman, Sherry Saint-Germaine, Kate Siepman, Gus Speth and Ruth Whybrow.