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.
The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.
The High School Art Exhibition draws from regional high schools showcasing the range and talents of these young artists. Centered around the exhibition is a Castleton University Arts Engagement Day for the high school students that included portfolio critiques, entertainment and an art workshop run by Castleton Art Faculty and visiting artist and curator of Cellblock Visions, Phyllis Kornfeld.
From the Rutland artist Reid Brechner, with an emphasis on color and texture, Sorry, but Hello cautiously reexamines a formative body of work under the lens of place, in tandem with an exploration of newness and what it means to belong. Each piece is created with individual intention and character. As a result, each installation of the work is performative in nature. Because there is no set order or arrangement for the pieces, some or all of the creative activity occurs within the process of installation.