Pen-and-ink drawings by Sandra Brockmeyer Button, whose work captures the character of historic barns and other farm buildings throughout central Vermont, are on display through Feb. 13 in the Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center. Titled “Our Vanishing Vermont Landmarks,” the exhibit is free and open to the public.
“Watching one after another of the giant, beautiful, old Vermont barns disappear through weather, fire, or encroaching building lots” inspired Button to spend over a year drawing “these stately buildings, grey with age and beautiful in design,” she said.
The exhibit features sites mainly in Orange and Washington counties. Button’s drawings give hints of the barns’ “active lives and stories, before their retirement, as well as those of the people who worked in and maintained them.”
Button, who spent her childhood in Kentucky, moved to Vermont in 1976. Now retired, she previously taught Addison County elementary school-age children, encouraging them to express themselves through art, music, and creative writing.
The Gifford Gallery is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance at 44 S. Main St., Route 12, in Randolph. Artwork may be purchased by contacting the Gifford Development, Marketing and Public Relations Department, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 802-728-2380 or email email@example.com.
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