The Gallery at the VAULT is pleased to offer some beautiful pieces from the Daryl Storrs jewelry line. They are original lithographs drawn to size. The images are hand painted from a metal plate onto heavy paper. They are then hand colored with light fast inks and mounted onto anodized aluminum with hypoallergenic posts. Each has several varnished layers applied.
Martha L. Welch of Chittenden, Vermont, designs one-of-a-kind jewelry using antique buttons. Each antique button jewelry piece has a fascinating past and comes with a card describing its history.
Pillows and greeting cards by Christine Mix!
(L to R) John Hughes, VAULT President; Carol Cole, VAULT Board Member; Pat Belknap, VAULT Board Member; Marilyn Miller, Gallery Manager; Julie Corliss, Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Member; Ethan McNaughton, Chamber President and VAULT Vice President.
The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting with the Gallery at the VAULT on April 8, 2015 at their Grand Re-Opening Celebration. The VAULT (Visual Art Using Local Talent) located at 68 Main Street in Springfield, Vermont originally opened on December 15, 2001. VAULT is a non-profit visual arts organization established to encourage an appreciation of the visual arts while furthering the revitalization of Downtown Springfield. Recently they repainted the interior of the gallery and rearranged the art brightening the space for future years. The VAULT is a Vermont State Craft Center and is a place for artist to display their work and offers art classes and creative opportunities to the community.
Chairmaker George Ainley at VAULT for Open Studio Weekend
Gallery at the VAULT is pleased to announce that chairmaker, George Ainley will be demonstrating his skills on May 24 from 11:00 to 2:00. George makes fine Windsor chairs the traditional way: “I start with whole logs, work them with hand tools, and come out with a great product that has classic beauty and utility. The Windsor furniture from my shop is made by the same construction techniques that produced today's antiques which are now prized for their distinct character, beauty and strength. It is an ancient form in which the legs and back are socketed into a solid seat. It got its name in England and was refined in the mid 18th century colonies from Philadelphia to Boston. I have chosen from the early Windsors the best elements of design in shape and proportion. I use the traditional species of wood and keep comfort as my guide.”
A Vermont State Craft Center, VAULT carries the work of 160 artists. This is a great time to shop for graduation, wedding, and Father’s Day gifts, or perhaps choose something beautiful for yourself or your home or garden. Find out about upcoming workshops and Art Camps and step into our Open Wall room to see the latest exhibit.
Gallery at the VAULT, on 68 Main St. in Springfield, is the place to go for information about the upcoming statewide Open Studio Weekend, on May 23 and 24 from 10 to 5. Booklets are available that list the names, locations, and details on 242 Vermont craftspeople, artists, and galleries. See vermontcrafts.com.