Swing into 3 Pears Gallery II
Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and 3 Pears Gallery II is unshuttering its summer home on Route 30 in Pawlet, Vt. To celebrate the arrival of new professional artwork and artisan collections, everyone is invited to swing in for refreshments, wine and Vermont beer on Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, from 2 to 6 p.m.The airy post-and-beam barn, opened for the gallery’s second summer season, offers the opportunity to exhibit series of paintings, along with the scale to display larger pieces and fuller collections of work. For instance, it is easy to see Stephen Proctor’s large high-fire stoneware vessels serving as the focal point of an architectural garden setting, or gracing a grand indoor entryway. One-of-a-kind vintage home and garden pieces will also be a new addition to 3 Pears II. Fresh new works by artists who have settled in Vermont include dramatic renditions of birds by Michael Kin, who worked for the Audubon Society and lived in Mongolia; the stunning photography of French photojournalist Hadrien Redouin, now of Arlington; Ken Rush’s mysterious and psychological landscapes and cityscapes, deeply-felt and richly imagined; the exuberant abstracts of Harry Rich, whose works are in notable collections, including the Columbus Museum of Art. Three Pears Gallery is located in Pawlet on the Village Green.