Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

Located in the lobby of the Vermont Supreme Court, at 111 State Street, just east of the State House, the Gallery hosts contemporary Vermont artists on a quarterly rotating basis.  This broad, open space lends itself well to larger works of art, and has for over 20 years hosted many of Vermont’s best painters, photographers, and installation artists.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays, from  8:00-4:30.   Its shows are presented in partnership with Justice Marilyn Skoglund.  

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Current Exhibit

Painting by Harry A. Rich

Paintings by Harry A. Rich

July 2–September 28, 2018
Monday–Friday, 8:00–4:30

Opening Reception: July 13th • 4:00–7:00 PM
Montpelier Artwalk: September 7th • 4:00–7:00 PM

111 State Street, Montpelier

Since his time as a student at Pratt Institute, Modernist Harry A. Rich was inspired by the New York School of Abstract Expressionism during the 1950s and 1960s. As a young artist, he had the formative experience of meeting and observing artists such as Willem deKooning, Franz Kline, Jack Tworkov, and David Smith. These early opportunities allowed Rich to study their work closely, and their influences can clearly be seen in the painter's work. His acrylic paintings are far from old-school modernism, however, as the artist's journey into abstraction reveals his own stylistically fluid, fresh, and vibrant use of color and dimension. Rich’s collection of large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings in this exhibit spans the time he has lived in Vermont, from 1998 to 2018, and lends its name to the current exhibit. This show reveals the influence of his Vermont experience.

Upcoming Exhibits

Diane Fitch
October 1–December 28

Vermont State Curator's Office
2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05633-5801
Phone: 802-828-0749
Fax: 802-828-3533

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