Exhibit at Canfield Gallery celebrates The Art of Fly Fishing


ARLINGTON — Arlington's Canfield Gallery, in partnership with The American Museum of Fly Fishing, is presenting a large exhibition of fine art for sale titled The ART of Angling from May 12th through June 23rd.

The Gallery is located in the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, home of Norman Rockwell and the Battenkill River. The exhibit celebrates the artistic heritage of the legendary river, which has been painted by important artists from Ogden Pleissner and John Atherton to George Van Hook and Galen Mercer. Based on the theme "Fly Fishing in North America," the exhibit features over 30 pieces in a range of media by 13 artists from Arlington to British Columbia. Artists in the show include Van Hook, Mercer, John Richards, Diane Michelin, Luther Hall, William Simpson and others.

The exhibition was juried by Yoshi Akiyama, deputy director of The American Museum of Fly Fishing. Akiyama is the Museum's creative director, responsible for the design of the Museum exhibits and installations. A portion of the proceeds are being donated to The Martha Canfield Library.

An opening reception for the public will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. For more information, go to facebook.com/TheCanfieldGallery, or call the library at 802-375-6153.

The Canfield Gallery is a non-profit art gallery serving the communities along the Battenkill River in southwestern Vermont. It presents both educational exhibitions and solo and groups shows of art for sale by established and emerging artists. This summer it will present an exhibit on the artistic legacy of Arlington, home of Norman Rockwell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Rockwell Kent, and many other well-known writers, artists and musicians. The gallery is located in The Martha Canfield Memorial Library is located at at 528 East Arlington Road.



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