An airy, light-filled space located off the Dibden Center for the Arts main lobby, the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery is Johnson State College’s main visual arts exhibit venue.
The main site for BFA and MFA student exhibits, as well as for work by college faculty and visual artists from around the region and world, the Scott Gallery provides a wonderful spot to take a break from your busy life and take in some art.
The Scott Gallery is named after one of the Town of Johnson, VT’s most notable artists, Julian Scott (1846-1901). Scott was a decorated soldier and a drummer during the Civil War, as well as a well-known painter and Civil War artist.
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
Sharpen Write Erase
August 21 - September 4, 2015
Gallery talk: 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, with Michael Zebrowski, director of the gallery and assistant professor of fine arts
According to UNESCO, there are 61 million children around the world that are out of school. Each of the 6,100 pencils in the exhibit Sharpen Write Erase represents 10,000 children in this staggering statistic. It would be a missed opportunity to simply end this exhibit dwelling on numbers; this exhibit is meant to enhance a local, be it ongoing, conversation at Johnson State College regarding education around the world, including our own backyard.
Sharpen Write Erase asks gallery participants to share their thoughts regarding their experience and knowledge in education — and their questions and ideas about where education needs to go. Simply read the questions, pick up a pencil, sharpen it, write on the gallery wall and then deposit the sharpened pencil, which will be donated to a Vermont school in need.
Exhibit design by Michael Zebrowski and Emily Neilsen, with Martin De Geus, Alexandra Ottas and Ashley Slayton
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: Michael Zebrowski