Art lovers from throughout the Upper Valley eagerly anticipate the Morrill Homestead’s annual Gallery in the Garden art show and silent auction. The 2017 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 world around us and the relationship between people and the land, in ways that are moving, playful, profound and inspiring.
Event is free, but registering helps us plan:
4:00-5:00pm: 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.
5:00-6:00pm: Reception for the art show opening, “The Land and People,” 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.
6:00pm: 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 could include works by these artists, and more: Charlotte Atkinson, Bob Bauer, Gerry Bergstein, Todd Binzen, Ann Boyajian, Gail Boyajian, Jennifer Brown, Anna Chute, Lucas Chute, Kelly Coffin, Randy Coffin, Dierdre Dennis, Anne Dycus, Kate Emlen, Lou Hance, Stefanie Johnston, Laura Karetzky, Pace Kendall, Ed Koren, George Lawrence (featured artist), Anne Leeds, Jo Levasseur, Gregory Maguire, Andy Newman, David Newman, Susan Norton, Anita Onofrio, Jacqueline C. Overstreet, Mary Louise Pierson, Beth Preston, Stephanie Reininger, Celia Reisman, Jessie Rosenman (Newman), Sherry Saint-Germaine, Kate Siepman, Gus Speth, Lianne Thomashow, Jessica Tidman, Rosemary Wells, Susan Whelihan, Sandra Williams-Crossley and Sperry Wilson.