Howard Finster, 1981
I Support People By Being Their Food, enamel and branding on wood
19" x 15"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
9.75" x 3.75" x 1.5"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
8" x 2.5" x 2.5"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
8" x 3.25" x 3.25"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
7.5" x 2.25" x 2.25"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
8" x 1.75" x 1.75"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
6.25" x 2" x 2"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
6" x 2.25" x 2.25"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
5.5" x 2" x 2"

Unknown Artist, 1900s
Bottle Whimsey
6" x 1.75" x 1.75"

A.L. Bucklin, mid 1800s
Untitled, sandpaper: charcoal, marble dust
9" x 11.5"

Unknown Artist, Mid 1800s
Untitled, sandpaper: charcoal, marble dust
15.5" x 10.5"

Unknown Artist, mid 1800s
Untitled, sandpaper: charcoal, marble dust
14" x 18.5"

Unknown Artist, mid 1800s
Untitled, sandpaper: charcoal, marble dust
15.25" x 21"

Unknown Artist, mid 1800s
Untitled, sandpaper: pastel, marble dust
20" x 29.5"

Unknown Artist, late 1800s
Untitled, pastel
11.5" x 18"

Violetta Raditz, 1921
Untitled, mixed media drawing
13.5" x 12.75"

Violetta Raditz, 1920
Untitled, mixed media drawing
14" x 10.75"

Violetta Raditz, 1921
Untitled, mixed media drawing
15.5" x 10.25"

Violetta Raditz, 1921
Untitled, mixed media drawing
12.5" x 11"

Violetta Raditz, 1921
Untitled, mixed media drawing
10.75" x 8"

Louise Allen, 1928
Untitled, oil on canvas
10" x 14"

Unknown Artist, early 1900s
Untitled, oil on panel
6.5" x 9.5"

Gayleen Aiken, 1963
Our Farm Land In Fall, oil on canvas board
14" x 18"

Gayleen Aiken, 1976
"Fixing" Bad Tenants "Hippies", mixed media on paper
3.75" x 9"

Gayleen Aiken, 1989
Moonlight We Saw Near Camel-Hump, oil and mixed media on canvas paper
3.75" x 6"

Gayleen Aiken, 1977
A Piano, mixed media on paper
5.25" x 5.25"

Gayleen Aiken, mid 1950s
Concert Camp, watercolor and pencil on paper
11" x 8.5"

Gayleen Aiken, 1964
Our Sheppi Lassie Chases...", mixed media on paper
8.5" x 11"

Gayleen Aiken, 1962-1964
Old Big Brick / Beautiful Foxstand's Inn, mixed media on paper
8.5" x 11"

Gayleen Aiken, 1960
Cousin's Old Time Parlor Music, watercolor, crayon and pencil on paper
8.5" x 11"

Gayleen Aiken, 1963
Moonlight Back of Our Big Farm House, mixed media on paper
8.5" x 11"

Gayleen Aiken, 1970s
The Happy Raimbilli Cousins..., mixed media on paper
6" x 9"

Gayleen Aiken, 1978
We Did Shows and Musical Comedies Films..., oil on paper
6" x 9"

Gayleen Aiken, 1959
The Granite Sheds and Mills Across the Road, oil and pencil on canvas board
10" x 14"

Gayleen Aiken, 1952
On Night in Our Hall..., watercolor and mixed media on paper
7" x 9"

Gayleen Aiken, 1981
My Raimbilli Cousins..., oil and pencil on canvas paper
3.25" x 5.5"

Gayleen Aiken, 1955
Untitled, oil on window shade
7.75" x 11"

Gayleen Aiken, 1989
I and Some Raimbilli Cousins, oil and mixed media on canvas paper
3" x 4"

Burleigh Woodard, 1950s
Manure Spreader, scrap wood, cloth, wire
9.5" x 23" x 6.5"

Merrill Densmore, 2000
Untitled, acrylic on masonite
31.25" x 35"

Russell Snow, 2011
The Illusionist (Anton The Great), wood, stainless steel, house paint
24" x 33" x 10"

Russell Snow, 1996
Pied Piper, basswood, brass, stainless steel, house paint
26" x 30" x 18"

Russell Snow, 2012
Follow The Money (Carl Rove and Mitt Romney), wood, brass, stainless steel, house paint
27" x 26" x 16"

Russell Snow, 2003
Chicken Hawk I (Dick Cheney), basswood, brass house paint
21" x 11" x 11"

Russell Snow, 2009
Obama, basswood, brass, teflon, house paint
11.5" x 7.5" x 4"

Russell Snow, 1995
Lincoln, basswood, brass, teflon, house paint
11.5" x 7.5" x 4"

Nek Chand Siani, 1984
Untitled, cement, pigment, teacup shard, metal
25.25" x 8" x 7"

Marvin Ransom, 1984
Untitled, oil on board
12" x 16"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
28" x 5.5" x 9"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
21" x 10" x 9"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
12.75" x 8.5" x 11"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
15" x 6.5" x 10"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
19" x 10" x 7"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
14.5" x 10" x 18"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
10" x 6.5" x 17.5"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
15" x 8" x 9"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
16.5" x 10" x 10"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
9" x 15" x 7"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
45" x 9.5" x 14"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
5.5" x 8.5" x 4"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
9.25" x 5" x 5.5"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
7.5" x 7.5" x 4"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
6.5" x 5.25" x 7"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
7.5" x 6" x 5"

Theodore Ludwiczak, 2007-2013
Untitled, stone
7.5" x 8.5" x 3.5"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
13.25" x 17"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
13" x 16"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
13.25" x 20.5"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
13" x 16"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
15" x 21.5"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
15" x 22.5"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
15" x 22.5"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
11" x 15"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
12.25" x 18"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
16" x 20"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
12" x 19"

HJ Laurent, 1970s
Untitled (Primitive Haitian Artwork), pastel and watercolor
12" x 18"

Pee Paw, 1977
Battle On Bounding Main, construction
6.5" x 12.25"

Maria Jose, 1975
Brazilian Grove Scene, oil
14.5" x 11.5"

Unknown Artist, Unknown Date
Untitled (Primitive American Painting), oil
24" x 30.5"

FOLK VISION - Folk Art from New England and Beyond

BIGTOWN GALLERY ROCHESTER

July 31 – October 5, 2013

Selected artists including: Gayleen Aiken, Merrill Densmore, Howard Finster, HJ Laurent, Theodore Ludwiczak, Violetta Raditz, Nek Chand Saini, Russell Snow, Burleigh Woodard, 19th century sandpapers, bottle whimseys and more.

Opening Reception
Sunday, August 18, 2013

Please join us for a special opening reception in conjunction with BigTown Conversations

An Afternoon with Vermont Filmmaker Jay Craven
3pm Opening Reception in the main gallery
4pm Free Screening of Craven's 1984 documentary short Gayleen,
exploring the wonderful world of Vermont folk artist Gayleen Aiken, in the main gallery
4:30pm Q & A with the Filmmaker
5pm Garden/Picnic dinner: gourmet pizza from the oven & salad from the garden. $12-$18 pies. With a wine tasting by Neshobe Vineyards, Brandon, VT
6:30pm a 100 Town Tour screening of Craven's new film, Northern Borders at the Rochester High School
Visit www.bigtowngallery.com/news/ for ticket info


Please join us also for a BigTown Conversations event:
Saturday, September 21 at 5pm
Join us for a panel discussion on folk art. What is the lure and attraction so many feel for folk art? How does the intensely personal quality of folk art resonate with the contemporary artist?
With Vermont Folklife Center Director, Greg Sharrow, artists /collectors Marcy Hermansader, Mark Goodwin, Peter Thomashow & Bhakti Ziek and BigTown Gallery owner, Anni Mackay
Bring your own questions and join the conversation.
RSVP
refreshments to follow
All donations go towards future programming.





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