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.
Hal Mayforth: Avenues
January 22 - February 9, 2018
Reception: January 25, 3-5 p.m.; Gallery talk at 3:15 p.m.
The Julian Scott Gallery is pleased to present humorous artist and illustrator Hal Mayforth. Mayforth is a talented painter and award winning cartoonist. Some illustration clients include: Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Coke, Pepsi, IBM, HBO, and his paintings have been shown widely in the U.S.
Jason Ekenroth: Run Rabbit-Chase
February 12-March 9, 2018
Reception: February 15, 3-5 p.m.; Gallery talk at 3:30 p.m.
Run Rabbit-Chase is a multimedia yarn mural and video poem, exploring contemporary anxieties with the character of a rabbit. In the lineage of Richard Adams’ ‘Watership Down,’ this character exists at the point between the natural and constructed worlds, both in story and in physical form.
John M. Miller: Dialogue with Resonance: Recent Collages from Italy
March 12 - April 6, 2018
Reception: March 15, 3-5 p.m.; Gallery talk at 3:30 p.m.
John M. Miller is a Professor of Fine Arts at Johnson State College. Miller has produced a series of photo-collages, combines and grids using images made during his residency as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy in 2006 and again during a more extended period while on sabbatical in 2010.
BFA Exhibit: Group 1
April 16 - 27, 2018
Reception: April 19, 3-5 p.m.; Gallery talks starting at 3:30 p.m.
BFA Exhibit: Group: 2
April 30 - May 11, 2018
Reception: May 3, 3-5 p.m.; Gallery talks starting at 3:30 p.m.
Featured BFA Candidates: Kali Covell, Ashley Fogg, Hunter Malette, Forest Mattern, and Makayla Messier
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