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Gallery in-the-Field features "The Memory Chamber"

This time of year art is all around us in spectacular foliage, blue skies and rolling clouds, at the Farmer's Market, at Art in the Park, in the Halloween figures, and in the transformed bails of hay in Killington. Art galleries in Central Vermont also capture this beauty with unique expressions through various mediums of art. 

Gallery in-the-Field, in Brandon, Vt., is currently featuring Robert Black, a very talented artist, who is showcasing an installation titled "The Memory Chamber". Black is an architect, artist and teacher with a gift of conveying the importance of art and the joy of creating it. The installation is an orchestral walk through experience involving sound, site, touch and smell. 
Recently, I lead a group from the Gables at East Mountain in Rutland and Patsy Zedar, a photographer, through this gallery. Fran Bull the Gallery Director and owner (and also an internationally known artist) greeted us. Before entering the exhibit, Black introduced the most important features of the chambers. Of particular interest was a chamber with primitive cave drawings, ancient drums and a slide presentation of art through places and times. 

Black gave a lecture on art in the studio using words as the keys to ideas, saying "imagination" contains "magic." After experiencing Black's art, the group expressed a sense of being transported in time and place.
Earlier this summer, Jill Dye took her Killington Art Class to Gallery-in-the-Field and also strongly recommends it. If you are interested in the future of art you should not miss this opportunity.

Gallery in-the-Field is for sale but remains open to the public Friday to Sunday, 12-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 802-247-0125 for details.

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The Memory Chamber on display at the Gallery In-the-Field in Brandon is a walk-through architectural structure.


Mark your calendar:

The Killington Arts Guild's Upstairs Gallery is moving forward with plans for a new show featuring the latest works of artists from all over Vermont. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 5. The gallery has ample white walls and generous lighting. It is located opposite the Killington Access Road at Cabin Fever Gifts on Route 4. For more information contact Alice Sciore, 802-422-3642.

KAG Membership is open to artists and art supporters who are interested in a variety of arts. See for forms.

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