The Christine Price Gallery, located in the lobby of the Castleton Fine Arts Center, and the Castleton University Bank Gallery, located in the heart of Rutland's historic downtown, showcase local and regional artists throughout the year.
Matthew J. Peake began his art career with realistic renderings of the nude, but his obsession with movement has taken him in the direction of both the creation of mobiles and the composing and displaying of his works on a rotational frame (The RoFrame). Using the latter device, his work has become more abstracted. His paintings have been rotated during the making of them, resulting in finished pieces which can be viewed with interest from any direction. Both of these aspects are honored by exhibiting them on a rotating frame, a device which allows a viewer to see the painting one way, and invites them to easily turn the piece any number of degrees to view it from a completely different perspective. Matthew’s interactive paintings on The RoFrame will prompt a dialogue between the viewer and artist about relationships and how changes in perspective change those relationships.
The organic qualities of glass are the inspiration for Hallie Monroe’s images of portraiture and nature. To create these works, she uses vitreous paint on the glass, which is then fired in a kiln. Rich textures and visual depth are achieved by using traditional techniques such as sandblasting, acid etch and fusing.
Jon Levine’s Art is a reflection of the beauty & diversity of city-life. He chooses to use color as a medium to reflect that as it shows people in their natural form — candid shots of everyday life.