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Thursday, October 10, 2013

BCA Opens a Gallery Dedicated to Contemporary Vermont Artists

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

 Since it opened in 1995 (as the Firehouse Gallery), the BCA Center has been the place to go in Burlington to see contemporary artwork from artists in Vermont and around the country. Now, it's dedicating one floor of its Church Street space exclusively to artists based in, or with strong ties to, home. The fourth floor is about to become Vermont Metro Gallery.

The inaugural exhibit, up through January 9, features work by printmaker Bill Davison, sculptor Kathleen Schneider, photographer Don Ross and painter John Gonter. Regular exhibits throughout the year will draw from the more than 150 artists who participate in BCA's lending program, as well as artists who have sold their work through BCA in the past.

"A critical component of the Metro Gallery will be to create a reciprocal relationship between sales potential of an artist and building a community of collectors," according to a BCA press release. "Events in the space will encourage collecting Vermont artists as a rewarding personal and social experience for a broad demographic."

Love local art and want to support the new gallery? BCA is looking for a small group of founding members to contribute $3000 each. And the perks are plentiful: Members receive $750 credit toward the purchase of Vermont Metro Gallery artwork; exclusive previews; cocktails with the artists; 10 percent off purchases for two years; access to the space for private events; and all the other benefits of BCA membership.

Founding member or not, don't miss the grand opening reception on Thursday, October 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Pictured: Bouquet II (detail) by Kathleen Schneider.


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Megan James began writing for Seven Days in 2010, first as Associate Arts Editor. She later became an editor for Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT, and is currently a freelance contributor.

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