New cooperative Ad Hoc Art Gallery grand opening

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The public is invited to take part in welcoming a new art-based business to the Town of Rockingham Vt. by attending the official Grand Opening of Ad Hoc Art Gallery at 23 Canal Street in the Historic Downtown of Bellows Falls. The Grand Opening will be Friday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Original artwork in many mediums will be displayed, and delectable refreshments will be served. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all other days by appointment.

The micro co-op space was formed by three local artists who needed a centralized and active location to create and share their art with a supportive community. They saw a need for a gallery in the town of Rockingham, located on the Great Falls of the Connecticut River in Windham County. The history of, and present population of people with creative energy and vision in this city center of rural America was essential in opening a startup like the Ad Hoc Art Gallery. The choice to be in Rockingham was made more obvious by its close proximity to the Northeast’s major urban centers, as well as the area’s opportunities to market to the region’s year-round visitors and neighbors alike.

There are many positive art-focused activities that are happening in town that the Gallery will compliment with original art to filling its walls. Within this space the three original artists work together to administer all shows and programs in the Gallery.

Emmett S. Dunbar is a Photo-poet, Farmer and Project Manager living in South Londonderry, Vt. His inspiration from nature along with his passion for farming is being expressed through images from different life adventures. According to Dunbar, “I think people will connect to the experience and excitement of being in India, and I am pleased to bring this to Ad Hoc Art Gallery and Rockingham.”

Garrison Buxton is Owner/Co-founder of Ad Hoc Art, a multi-faceted creative organization committed to highlighting the areas of street art, pop, illustration, graffiti, and printmaking. Buxton graduated with an MFA from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, where he taught printmaking until starting Peripheral Media Projects and Ad Hoc Art in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He currently lives and works in Londonderry, Vt. and executes public and private art projects in New York City and beyond. You can follow Buxton on Instagram @thegarrisonbuxton.

MC Noyes is a visual artist living and working in Rockingham, Vt. who is known for his oil paintings of the landscape which are alive with color and movement, expressing feelings of nostalgia, doubt, and hope. He graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has lived and worked in Boston and New York City. When Mike is not painting, promoting, or writing, he can be found pursuing his passions of pastry, chocolate making, music, and travel. To view paintings visit, www.mcnoyes.com

For more information about Ad Hoc Art Gallery contact Emmett Dunbar at 802-681-5231, edunbar@myfairpoint.net or visit adhocart.org.

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