Local Rockingham Artists Participate in VT Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend
May 27, 28 10-5 pm
Visitors and residents of Rockingham will have the opportunity to view artist/artisan studios as they stroll the historic downtowns of Bellows Falls and Saxtons River during the Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend on May 27-28.
“We’re organizing a local effort in conjunction with the highly successful VT State Craft Weekend to draw attention to the unique artistic offerings to be found in Bellows Falls,” said Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) founding director, Robert McBride. “We’ve spent over a decade integrating artists and the arts in the organic revitalization of downtown Bellows Falls, and are proud of the integral role artists play in sharing their talents with the community.”
Participating artists include Robert McBride, Phyllis Rosser, Chris Sherwin of Bellows Falls; Clare Adams and Jeanette Staley of Saxton’s River; Ailyn Hoey, Mark Goodenough of Rockingham; and ceramicists Virginia Wyoming and Nancy Calicchio of Westminster West. Additionally, the work of these artists will be on display from May 8 - June 4 at the Flat Iron Building, 51 The Square, Bellows Falls. The Flat Iron is the designated information center for the weekend. Brochures are located here including maps and listings of local eateries and businesses. Look for yellow balloons and placards that indicate arts venues open to the public.
"The Art of the Resistance" is the installation at Project Space 9 Gallery located at 9 Canal Street in the Exner Block (circa 1905), renovated 15 years ago to provide ten affordable live/work spaces and six retail spaces with a focus on the arts. Project Space 9 is wheelchair accessible. Please call 802-463-3252 in advance to make arrangements.
The Flat Iron is also wheelchair accessible. Contact them at 802-460-0357 to make arrangements. There is plenty of all-day parking at the Amtrak train station, a walk that crosses over the oldest chartered canal in the United States (1792) just two blocks from the downtown square.