BigTown Blog: So it’s midnight and I’m thinking about salt-roasted new potatoes, mushroom borek, chive pancakes, and Gaetano’s fried pizza...

BigTown Blog: So it’s midnight and I’m thinking about salt-roasted new potatoes, mushroom borek, chive pancakes, and Gaetano’s fried pizza...

By OWEN ROGAL

08/04/2017

My good friend from many years ago, Judy Busch, a wonder in the kitchen, a wonder in all places and all ways, read herself to sleep at night with cookbooks, the one thing she did that I didn’t quite get, although my wife Margi picked up the habit very quickly, soon lugging heavy tomes to bed herself. But I’m finally catching on many years later because of Paula Marcoux’s Cooking with Fire...

BigTown Blog: Of mountains’ beauties, of loss, of fear, but mostly of love...

By MARGI ROGAL

07/21/2017

When Didi and Major Jackson read their poems on Sunday in the Gallery (5:30—don’t miss it!), I wonder if they will include the pair of love poems published in Aquifer: Florida Review Online in April: “The View From Up Here” (by Major) and “On Hawk Mountain, Vermont” (by Didi). I hope so, because I love them...

BigTown Blog: No time to ponder...Or worry...

BigTown Blog: No time to ponder...Or worry...

By MARGI ROGAL

07/12/17

Major Jackson wouldn’t know me from any other earnest poet-in-training, but I “studied” with him in a two-hour class he led at Bookstock two years ago in which he introduced the one-sentence poem...

BigTown Blog: Blue spokes release red flames...

BigTown Blog: Blue spokes release red flames...

By MARGI ROGAL

7/06/17

What to expect from Russell Leong’s reading, the third installment in this summer’s Joan Hutton Landis Reading Series, this coming Sunday, July 9? Surprises, that’s for sure...

BigTown Blog: Mysterious, enchanted space...

BigTown Blog: Mysterious, enchanted space...

By MARGI ROGAL

7/6/17

Tucked away in BigTown Gallery’s Projects Gallery—that mysterious, enchanted space where artists arrive every few weeks to install their current work—is a heart...

BigTown Blog: What will Annie think of our rolling blue-green hills and mountains...

BigTown Blog: What will Annie think of our rolling blue-green hills and mountains...

By MARGI ROGAL

06/18/2017

Annie Kim’s reading on June 25 is, one, a reading of poetry that explores Annie’s childhood in Korea and how that intersects with her later life in America, and, two, (drum roll) her first visit to Vermont....

BigTown Blog: Nothing is simple in MacArthur’s world...

BigTown Blog: Nothing is simple in MacArthur’s world...

By OWEN ROGAL

06/16/2017

The title of Robin MacArthur’s Half Wild, a collection of short stories set along a short stretch of Vt. Rt. l00, invokes an important passage by Thoreau—“in Wildness is the preservation of the World”—and raises a question before I’ve read a page...

BigTown Blog: Rosamond Purcell

BigTown Blog: Rosamond Purcell

By MARGI ROGAL

05/24/17

I just finished Rosamond Purcell’s book Owls Head, a recounting of and meditation on purveyor of trash William Buckminster...

BigTown Blog: Before, and After, Hugh Townley

BigTown Blog: Before, and After, Hugh Townley

By MARGI ROGAL

5/10/17

I used to think, before Townley, that relief sculpture meant serene goddesses in rippling robes standing at attention on a marble façade—ancient creations, emanating from some primal genius, enigmatic, portentous, mythical...

BigTown Blog: Walking into BigTown Gallery Vergennes...

BigTown Blog: Walking into BigTown Gallery Vergennes...

By MARGI ROGAL

5/1/17

Walking into BigTown Gallery, Vergennes, is like walking into a treasure chest where magical things have been stored—things you forgot you had and now lovingly remember, feast on, turn over in your mind and heart...

News: Bread and Puppet ends its Little Big Tour in 2015

News: Bread and Puppet ends its Little Big Tour in 2015

BigTown Gallery is immensely grateful for almost 10 years of Bread and Puppet's traveling circus fall preformances. We savored their joy, their passion, and the laughter they brought to our community. We'll certainly miss them this year, but its time for new projects, so stay tuned! 

News: Hugh Townley at the Fleming Museum of Art

News: Hugh Townley at the Fleming Museum of Art

A gift from the Hugh Townley Estate: Sun As A Crow's Black Wing is unveiled at the Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, Vermont.
We are delighted to announce that the spectacular wood relief Sun As The Crow's Black Wing from 1976, is now permanently installed in the Fleming Museum of Art's Marble Court.

BigTown Blog: Off the Wall, Marcus Ratliff

BigTown Blog: Off the Wall, Marcus Ratliff

By ANNI MACKAY

July 1, 2013

A special online feature of one of our BigTown Gallery artists...

News: Mark Goodwin Exhibition at VT Art Council's Spotlight Gallery

News: Mark Goodwin Exhibition at VT Art Council's Spotlight Gallery

May 3, 2013

Mark Goodwin's work is an investigation of drawing that hovers between painting and sculpture. Through a series of folds, scores, and mark making, he creates enigmatic work.

On display May 3 - June 28, 2013
at Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier

News: Save the Date, Bread and Puppet at BigTown Gallery

News: Save the Date, Bread and Puppet at BigTown Gallery

September 1, 2012

Bread and Puppet presents The Circus of the Possibilitarians at BigTown Gallery

Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2 pm
Arrive a bit early to get the best seats!

Admission is $8
Contact the gallery to reserve your tickets.

News: Green Mountain Bikes 25th Anniversary Celebration

News: Green Mountain Bikes 25th Anniversary Celebration

August 24, 2012

Celebrating 25 Years of Bicycle Culture

News: Hugh Townley, "Art Signs and Symbols"

News: Hugh Townley, "Art Signs and Symbols"

July 27, 2012

Whitney Museum of American, "Art Signs and Symbols" June 28-October 28, 2012

Golem, 1956, maple, ebony, walnut and amaranth freestanding sculpture is currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art

"Signs & Symbols is the third in a multi-year series of exhibitions aimed at reassessing the Museum’s collection in anticipation of its move to its new building downtown. Unfolding in chronological order over a two year period, these exhibitions will explore overlooked developments in American art and reconsider iconic figures and masterworks within new frameworks and contexts."
courtesy of the Whitney Museum.

Contact us for further inquiries about this and other news regarding the estate or works of Hugh Townley.

The catalog: Hugh Townley A Wizard with Wood is available upon request for $20.
Please contact the gallery.

News: 2011 BigTown BigTent Festival

News: 2011 BigTown BigTent Festival

July 16, 2011

A Summer Festival of Poetry, Music, and Performing Arts, July 16 - July 31, 2011