White River Gallery

White River Gallery @ BALE

Curator – Dian Parker

35 South Windsor St.South Royalton, VT 05068

Monday-Friday – CALL FIRST! Or by appointment, contact Dian Parker: dianparker9@gmail.com

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Scattered Geometry:
The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson and Holly Walker

Opening Reception with Artists’ Talk; July 13, 5-7
June 24 – September 6, 2019
Curated by Dian Parker

             Holly Walker palette (2)Walker      Jenny Swanson wall pieceSwanson

Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.

In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.

Jenny Swanson is the director of The Ceramics Studio at Dartmouth College for the past 14 years. Her work is in the collection of Shangyu Museum, China, and in public and private collections in Turkey, UK, South Korea and USA. She studied ceramics at Bennington College, and received her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art, studying with Jun Kaneko.

Holly Walker was the Executive Director of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (ME), as well as Educational Outreach Director and Archivist at Penland School of Crafts (NC). She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Walker’s work is in the John Bullard Collection, Ceramics Collection of David and Louise Rosenfield, Gail M. Brown, Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, and San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Walker received her MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University.

Past and future shows at the White River Gallery: curated by Dian Parker

1. Winter 2016 – Lynn Newcomb; etchings and lithographs
2.Spring 2016 – James Vogler; oil paintings
3. Summer 2016 – Bunny Harvey; semi-abstract landscape oil paintings
4. Fall 2016 – Brenda Garand; sculptures and drawings
5. Winter 2017 – National Tour – Award-Winning Audubon Bird Photographs from 2016
6. Winter 2017 – Jasper Tomkins; acrylics
7. Spring 2017 – W. David Powell; collages
8. Summer 2017 – Patrick Dunfey; large paintings on paper
9. Fall 2017 – John Parker; assemblages
10. Winter 2018 – Peter Schumann; Woodcuts (1st show), and American Who Tell the Truth (2nd winter show – curated by Chris Wood)
11. Spring 2018 – Betsey Garand; hand-pulled prints
12. Summer 2018 – Susan Scott; large oil paintings
13. Autumn 2018 – Gerald Auten; drawings
14. Winter 2019 – Americans Who Tell the Truth, curated by Chris Wood
15. Spring 2019 – Peter Cunningham; photographs
16. Summer 2019 – Holly Walker & Jenny Swanson; ceramics
17. Fall 2019 – Kate Emlen; oil paintings

18. Spring 2020 – Chuck Welch – collage, assemblage, stamp art

19. Summer 2020 – Harry Rich – abstract paintings

20. Fall 2020 – Gillian Pederson-Krag – etchings




PC - DAVID BOWIE&JOHN LENNON at The Grammy AwardsAll You See Is Glory; photographs by Peter Cunningham

Auten,Free Fall, graphite on paper, 24 x 18 inchesGraphite Insomnia; graphite by Gerald Auten

SS - B & W PAINTINGStreams of Light; paintings by Susan G. Scott

Continuum VThe Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand: Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters

Americans Who Tell the Truth - art opening 1Americans Who Tell the Truth, curated by Chris Wood @BALE

      B & PPETER SCHUMANN of Bread & Puppet – Woodcuts 




W. David Powell - Broadcasting DemocracyW. DAVID POWELL


photo_awards_grid_0 AUDUBON PHOTOgarand-deluge-2-2016.jpgBRENDA GARAND

 Bunny HarveryBUNNY HARVEY

James voglerJAMES VOGLER