We’re open for the season! And Vermont Open Studio is this weekend–our hours today are 10 am – 5 pm and tomorrow (Memorial Day) we’re open 9 am – midday. Stop by to see our spring group exhibition.
photo and story by Cat Cutillo
“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.” –James Russell Lowell
One of the questions we’ve been getting asked a lot is, “Why did you name it Outerlands?”
There’s a short answer to this, but I’d rather give you the long answer.
We moved to Vermont after living in the Outer Sunset of San Francisco–or The Outerlands as people call it. Its next to the ocean but its not a “popular” neighborhood. We never understood why. Sure, it got foggy sometimes and there was often a thin cloud mist, but that just gave it a mystical bright glow that was perfect for growing succulents. We had endless free fun collecting sea glass along miles of ocean, or walking through the eucalyptus grove just 1 block from our house and we never struggled with finding parking. We felt like our unhip, sidelined neighborhood was San Francisco’s best kept secret.
When we opened the gallery, we wanted our name to embrace a little of that ‘found treasure’ feeling, and we wanted to show art that was outside of the margins. Not to mention our space itself is located a little off-center, 1 block from Main Street in Vergennes. We hope we have created something that people have the opportunity to not only visit–but discover.
Seven Days featured Outerlands Gallery for their Gallery Profile this week entitled ‘Starting Over.’ Thanks to Seven Days’ Associate Arts Editor, Megan James, and Photographer, Matthew Thorsen, for creating such a great piece on our gallery. We are thrilled to be part of the Vergennes, VT, art scene. Check out the full article here.
Join us at Outerlands Gallery for our Grand Opening Reception on Saturday, May 25, 2013. We’ll have delicious appetizers from 3 Squares Cafe and dessert from Daily Chocolate. After, you can head next door to Antidote for drinks and to see more of the Outerlands show–15 abstract paintings by Ross Sheehan are currently on exhibit at Antidote.
We are participating in the VT Open Studio Weekend and will be open special hours for the Vergennes Memorial Day Weekend festivities as well.
Memorial Day Weekend Special Hours:
Thurs, Fri (May 23, 24) 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Sat (May 25) 10:00 – 7:30 pm GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
Sun (May 26) 10:00 am -5:30 pm
Mon (Memorial Day) Open during and after the Vergennes Parade
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