2020 is the 125th anniversary of the TW Wood Gallery! The Gallery has an exciting lineup of exhibits to share with you. The Gallery has selected Vermont Curators to orchestrate a series of very special shows for the gallery this year. Each exhibition is designed to represent the history of the gallery and / or the history of artists in Vermont over the past one hundred and twenty-five years. We are celebrating artists who have been connected to the art scene in Vermont and are a vital part of its history and contemporary culture. We look forward a vibrant year!
2020 Exhibition Schedule - TW Wood Gallery *** Bread and Puppet - Peter Schumann - Curator Alexis Smith Jan 25 - Feb 20 - Reception Feb 7 A retrospective of Peter Schumann’s socially and politically engaged work with Bread and Puppet Theater. *** Art and Social Justice -Curator - Jen Berger Feb 29 - April 30, Reception April 3 An Exhibit that celebrates artists whose work has played an important role in activism and art and social justice in Vermont. *** The Art Resource Association Feb 29 - march 26 The Art Resource Association is an organization of Central Vermont artists whose goal is to promote and support its member artists. As part of that mission, they regularly hold group shows in venues in the Central Vermont area and member led workshops for the community. *** Fair Housing March 31 - April 30, Reception April 3 In partnership with Champlain Office of Economic Opportunity we will put up an exhibition celebrating Fair Housing Month with a theme of Inclusive communities. *** The Commons - Curators Heather Ferrell, Margaret Coleman, and Kate Ruddle May 9 - June 25, Reception June 5 The Commons theme will explore the idea of places held in common by citizens. These places range from city or state parks, street benches, the State House lawn, cafe's, community spaces, people's parks, and private property that is used for mountain biking, snow sports, and hiking. In addition to physical place, " The Commons" may also be interpreted as a psychological space. *** Members Show May 9 - June 25, Reception June 5 Annual member show open to all of our members to include all media. *** Printmakers - 2020 - Vision - Juried - Curators - Phillip Robertson, Kate Ruddle, Margaret Coleman July 7 - Aug 27, Reception August 7th Printmaking Today will feature contemporary printmaking in the gallery, culminating in a green printmaking workshop at the T.W. Wood Gallery. Contrasting traditional (sometimes toxic) printmaking techniques with examples of modern Solar and Pronto-Plate Lithography techniques. This exhibit will be part of a series of city-wide exhibits featuring the art of Thomas Waterman Wood (T.W. Wood Gallery, Vermont State House and Kellogg-Hubbard Library), 19th century etchings of T.W. Wood (Montpelier City Hall) and prints from the WPA (Vermont History Museum) *** Inclusive Arts July 7 - Aug 27, Reception August 7th Inclusive Arts Vermont exhibition showcasing works by Vermont artists with disabilities. The show will travel statewide through the 2020 calendar year. The exhibition will feature works that represent the artists’ interpretation of the theme of ANEW, highlighting beginnings, openings, doorways, and new starts. *** Landscapes - Curator - Phillip Robertson Sept 5 - Oct 29, Reception Oct 7 Landscapes from the 19th and early 20th century collections. *** Montpelier through Time - Curators - Cindy Griffith and Marcia Hill A collection of a year progression of panels created by artists making a full, complete piece of art ; depicting Montpelier scenes over the past 125 years to date. *** Legacy Exhibit Nov 7 - Dec 31, Reception Dec 4 The Legacy show will honor artists who have had an impact on the Vermont arts community and made an important contribution to the arts.
Until further notice the gallery is open by appointment only.
Location CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
The T.W. Wood Gallery mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today's art to Central Vermont.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Bertil Agell, Elliott Bent, Glen Coburn-Hutcheson, John Landy, Therese Mageau, Kyle Martell, Linda Paradee, Phillip Robertson, Tiffany Smith, and Littleton Tyler