An airy, light-filled space located off the main lobby of Dibden Center for the Arts, the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is Johnson State College’s main visual arts exhibit venue. It hosts exhibits by B.F.A. and M.F.A. art students as well as work by College faculty and visual artists from around the region and world. It’s a wonderful spot to take a break from your busy life and take in some art.
The gallery is named for one of Vermont’s most notable artists. Julian Scott (1846-1901) lived in Johnson and was a decorated soldier and a drummer during the Civil War as well as an accomplished painter and Civil War artist. One of his largest paintings of the Civil War graces the lobby of the Vermont State House in Montpelier.
“I am Vermont Too”
September 5-28, 2017
Reception: September 14, 2017
Time: 4-6 p.m. with a panel discussion at 5 p.m.
The I Am Vermont Too photo exhibit, panel discussion, and lecture focus on the experiences of people of color throughout the state of Vermont. It challenges racial micro-aggressions and the racist acts and behaviors that often go unchecked. This event is an opportunity for dialogue and reflection for majority white communities who are unaware of the impact their racial micro-aggressions have on our community.
Melissa Fairgrieve: MFA Thesis Exhibition October October 2-20, 2017
Reception: October 3, 2017
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Coastal Excavations is an MFA Thesis Exhibit by Rhode Island painter Melissa Fairgrieve. Fairgeive uses realistic and abstract qualities in her large paintings to create intense atmospheric qualities focused on light, color, shape and the sea. She will give a gallery talk on October 3rd during the public reception.
100 Somethings: Lyndon State College Student Exhibit
Exhibit dates: October 27 - November 17, 2017
Exhibit Reception: November 9, 4-6 p.m.
100 Somethings is an exhibit of first-year Lyndon State College students. This exhibit of student work is selected from an ongoing project of 100 pieces to be completed by the end of the semester.
BFA Thesis Exhibition: Kris Brown, Dusty Gonyea and Lucas Sisko
November 27-December 15, 2017
Reception date and time: December 7, 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Gallery is also open during performances at Dibden Center for the Arts.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Gallery Director: Phillip Robertson