“The Bennington” Center for the Arts Celebrating 20 Years!

The Bennington will be hosting four world-class fine art exhibitions this summer. To start things off they will be celebrating the 20th year of Art of the Animal Kingdom, a nationally recognized show in which many of the country’s finest artists participate. The show will open on June 6 and run through July and all work is for sale.

Also opening in early June is a show by members of the esteemed Salmagundi Club of New York City. Members were invited to submit work to be considered for the show and the selections were made by the staff at the art center. All work is representational but many styles and media are represented in the more than 50 paintings.

An event-filled weekend kicks off the season on June 13th when artists from these shows as well as the Small Works Show will be at the center to watch demonstrations and attend the opening reception. The public is welcome and invited to attend, free of charge. A concert by Vance Gilbert will wrap up the day’s festivities.

In early August Impressions of New England and the Laumeister Fine Arts Competition will be opening, with both on exhibit until December 20th. The first show is a favorite of the center’s patrons, with paintings of scenes in and around New England while the competition has gained a national reputation for the quality of work selected by the staff for the show. All of this work is also for sale.

The Bennington is a non-profit art center and covered bridge museum located just west of Bennington on Vermont Route 9. The calendar of shows and other information can be found at www.www.TheBennington.org or by calling 802-442-7158.

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