Artist Talk With Bruce Campbell at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature an Artist Talk with Bruce Campbell Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm. Campbell’s current exhibit Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture will be featured at Mitchell • Giddings through June 24.

Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was  specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients have included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.


Artist Exhibit Opening at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos

May 12- June 24:  Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature sculptor Bruce Campbell’s Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture. An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-8pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm.

Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was  specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.


Vermont Pastel Society Exhibit at The Gleanery in Putney

Ten artists from the SouthEast Regional Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society are showing selected original pastels at The Gleanery restaurant in Putney.  Please find some time in your busy day to stop in and enjoy the art and the food! 

The artists are Carol Corliss, Monica Hastings, Lesley Heathcote, Deedee Jones, Pat McPike, Matthew Peake, Gill Truslow, Rodrica Tilley, Maggie Smith, and Carol Stephens.  These are folks who live in the area, may be your neighbors or friends, may be people you know on a professional level.  All are experienced artists who enjoy working in pastel, a medium that consists of pure pigment mixed with enough binder to form a stick.  Pastels have been used by artists for centuries.  When framed, they are highly archival and permanent.  These paintings are all for sale.  To purchase a painting, please contact the artist directly.  There is a price list available with contact information.


Artist at MGFA with Matt Brown featuring Live Demonstration

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is excited to host an Artist Talk with Matt Brown on Saturday, April 21 at 5pm. Brown will be discussing his current exhibit “Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints”, on display at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts through May 6. The talk will include a demonstration by Brown of the Japanese hanga method of printmaking used by Hokusai, Kunisada and Hiroshige, a technique in which each print is created entirely by hand using water and pigments applied to multiple carved wooden blocks. One woodblock corresponds to one color within a print, and each is transferred to paper by a small hand-held baren.

“Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints” features over 40 prints, with many new pieces, as well as watercolor and pencil studies, working proofs and progressive states, providing viewers a glimpse into the artist’s continuous dialogue with his imagery and materials. Often changes made over several years create subtle, or dramatic, re-imagining of Brown’s initial vision.