Jun 25, 2022
CABOT — The Cabot Art Barn pop-up gallery is located at one of Cabot’s most treasured landmarks. The historic Wiswell House on Main Street, built 1868-1890 by Leonard Wiswell and his wife Seraphine Crosby Wiswell is still family owned, and perfectly preserved in its original period colors.
During the Fall Foliage Festival last year, Betsy McKay and Neil Bainton opened the carriage barn behind the house for a pop-up exhibition featuring local artists. It met with such success that they will reopen the Cabot Art Barn again this summer with a new weeklong show today (June 25) through the town’s famous July 4 celebration.
“This year the gallery is focusing on wonderfully crafted affordable work that we hope will appeal to every taste. All are welcome to visit, chat, and check out the great artwork we’ve assembled in the barn,” says Bainton.
Janet Van Fleet adds, “Being a Cabot artist myself, Neil and Betsy reached out to me to assist them in identifying a diverse selection of quality artists and craftspeople for the Cabot Art Barn. It has been a pleasure to work with them to curate and install the work of over 13 regional artisans in such a unique exhibition space.”
New to this summer’s show will include celebrated handblown glass artists Wendy and Harry Besett, whose work has been exhibited at the White House and at many other prestigious venues across the country. Also, painter from Danville Cathy Dellinger, Abigail Bartell from Danville, and April Borelli and Sandy Pond, both from Cabot.
Returning for the second year of this event are Rosalind Daniels (photos and fiber), Sandy Ducharme (hooking and floorcloths), Ken Klingler (antler and wood carving), Ruth Kaldor (oil and watercolor paintings), Margie Pulaski (paintings and pastels), Laura Shaw (watercolor greeting cards), Van Fleet (digital prints), and Joanne Vecchiola (clay vessels and sculptures).
The Cabot Art Barn will be open again for this year’s Fall Foliage season Sept. 24-Oct. 2.
Hours are: 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. daily; call 802-227-0036, or go online to www.cabotartbarn.com