A contemporary art gallery at 34 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. A new show opens the first Friday of every month for Gallery Walk. Join us for an opening reception from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Gallery 34 is open during River Gallery School's regular business hours, Monday - Friday from 9 - 5. If the door is locked, come through the school's main entrance next door at 32 Main Street and we'll bring you through.
July: Jess Weitz
Opening July 6th
“Beloved, tell me, how do I enter more deeply into the reality of the universe?” Jess Weitz is a multidisciplinary artist living in Marlboro, VT. This series of paintings are works on paper, using watercolor, gouache, and oil pastels, inspired by passages from The Radiance Sutras. Jess was introduced to The Radiance Sutras, a version of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra by Lorin Roche, in 2016. This text was originally written in Sanskrit, in the Kashmir province of India, in approximately AD 800. It is a series of meditation instructions set as a conversation between two lovers, Shakti and Shiva. “I was struck by the sensual nature of these passages and the invitation to live in wonder through our senses…they lend themselves to interpretation through artwork. And I thought the images could offer people another doorway to enter into deep connection with our senses.” The paintings and the passages are both boldly colorful, loose, playful and inviting. "I would choose a passage from the book that really spoke to me, read it, meditate on it, and then allow my hand to show me what the words felt like through color and movement." After finishing the series of paintings, Jess produced a set of twenty 5″x7″ cards that each show an original painting and text from the corresponding Sutra, as well as 16x20 Giclee printings of the words and image together. These reproductions are a way to share the beauty of this ancient text and inspired images more widely. Both of these forms of reproduction are available through Jess' Website
August: Senior Exhibit
Opening August 3rd
September: Kate Spencer
Opening September 1st
October: David Graham
Opening October 5th
David Graham is a farmer, educator, and artist from Massachusetts. He is inspired by the scenes of animals, children, and nature at The Farm School where he works. David also hand carves objects in wood. Visit David's Website
November: Leigh Niland
Opening November 3rd
Leigh Niland received an MA in Printmaking at the University of the Arts, London: Camberwell College of Art in 2008. In 2005 she completed the Drawing Year postgraduate program on full scholarship awarded by The Royal Drawing School, London.
A Painter/ Printmaker, her art deals with themes of human emotional state as conveyed through landscape and the built environment.
On assignment in 2012, she traveled to New Delhi, India as Visiting Professor at the International Institute of Fine Arts with the Royal Drawing School. Artist in Residencies include Dumfries House, Scotland 2014, the Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi 2012 and Chateau de Balleroy, Normandy 2008. Her work has been shown in London and at the 2009 & 2011 Venice Biennale with WW Gallery. Currently, she makes her work at Brattleboro Printmakers clubhouse studio in Vermont which she co-founded with a business partner James Primrose in 2014. Niland has taught Drawing at New England College and Printmaking at New Hampshire Institute of Art as adjunct faculty. Her work is held in the collections of the Teti Library at NHIA, UNH Museum, Hackney (London) Archive, and HRH The Prince of Wales. Publications include The Art of Dissent: London’s Olympic State (Powell, Guillemon-Morrero eds.) 2012.