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Spotlight Gallery

Featuring rotating exhibits by Vermont artists, the Council's gallery is located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. The space is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. with the corridor available every day. The conference room is closed Tuesdays until noon, and at other times when the room is occupied.

Macaulay in Montpelier: Selected Drawings and Sketches

September 14-November 2, 2018

This exhibit of images from eight of David Macaulay’s books offers a glimpse of his “draw ‘til you drop” work process conveyed through preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010.

According to the artist, the books represented in the exhibit “range from the history of architecture and the workings of technology to aspects of the human body, the decline of society, and why a chicken once crossed a road. Selected in the dark from hundreds of illustrations and at least five times as many sketches, they represent a tiny sliver of the vast amount of flotsam left in the wake of each book.”
Macaulay’s books have sold more than three million copies in the United States, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Most notable is the international best seller, “The Way Things Work.” Macaulay’s numerous awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Caldecott Medal (for “Black and White”), an American Institute of Architects Medal, the Washington Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, and the Bradford Washburn Award.

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Past Shows

more about past shows

New American Artists

Curator Ric Kasini Kadour

Caroline Tavelli-Abar

The Family Portrait Project

Curator Ric Kasini Kadour

Laura Jane Walker

Kathy Stark

Katie Runde

Elizabeth Nelson

Amanda Amend

Gabriel Tempesta

Dianne Shullenberger

Caryn King

Works by GRACE artists

Nancy Tomczak

Hannah Morris

Jonathan VanTassel

Nick Neddo

Bhakti Ziek

Tony Conner

Art Costa

Piper Strong

Diane Donovan

Jeff Clarke

Alexis Kyriak

Janet Fredericks

Robert Gold