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Gallery in the Garden Silent Auction, Art Exhibit Opening and Guided Tour
July 1 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Morrill Homestead’s annual Gallery in the Garden art show and silent auction has become a much-anticipated annual arts event, one that features the works of many fine artists from the Strafford community, the Upper Connecticut River Valley and beyond. Artists express the world around us through works that range from inspiring to humorous, and from poignant to exquisite.
Friday, July, 1, 2016
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 of “A Moment in Time” begins in the Carriage Barn at 5:30pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be accompanied by the ethereal music of Sam Moffatt on hammered dulcimer.
6:00-7:00pm: A silent auction of “Minis for Morrill” to follow—magnificent mini paintings by artists of regional and national reputation. The 2015 silent auction of miniature 4″_4″ painting included works by each of these artists: Charlotte Atkinson, Bob Bauer, Gerry Bergstein, Todd Binzen, Ann Boyajian, Gail Boyajian, Jennifer Brown, Lucas Chute, Noah Chute, Mark Chute, Kelly Coffin, Ned Coffin, Randy Coffin, Dierdre Dennis, Andrea Doughtie, Kate Emlen, Nancy Gerlach, Lou Hance, Peggy Kannenstine, Laura Karetzky, Pace Kendall, Ed Koren, George Lawrence, Jo Levasseur, David Macaulay, Gregory Maguire, Andy Newman, David Newman, Anita Onofrio, Mary Louise Pierson, Beth Preston, Deborah Frankel Reese, Stephanie Reininger, Patsy Root, Jesse Rosenman, Sherry Saint-Germaine, Lianne Thomashow, Rosemary Wells and others.