Events & Exhibitions




Donna Ciobanu’s image “Portrait”:  10 X 9 X 3. Colored crayons, mounted on a block of (local) wood, with untreated, rough edges.

Opening Reception Friday, June 8th 5-7pm
Free and open to the public

Stone Valley Arts presents an open group exhibition titled This is Us.

Artists of all ages and levels of experience were encouraged to submit recent works, in any medium, that could be considered “portraits” of ourselves and our neighbors. Self-portraits were especially encouraged. Installed together, these works will present a collective portrait of our community at this particular historical moment.

Exhibit open: June 8th – July 22nd
Open gallery hours Sundays, 1-4pm, and whenever Fox Hill is open for other events.

Contact: Phil Whitman



The Drawing Water Project is an engaged creative movement to dismantle social marginalization through the arts. For the past 3 years, showing in Burlington at SEABA, Union Station and Vermont Community Television, in Brandon at Compass Music and Arts and The Merwin Gallery in Castleton, the painters of Forty-Seven Main Street together with their paintings and poetry travel beyond the social construct that separates and marginalizes the creative voice of ‘the other’.

We work together to challenge the convenient labels of disability, mental illness and poverty to transform barriers into opportunities for mutual beauty and growth.

The larger plan is to take painting to where it is needed throughout Vermont for communion and healing, bringing art supplies to communities and residences where sisters and brothers can join us in our expression and exhibitions.

July 25th – Aug 26th
Open gallery hours Sundays, 1-4pm, and whenever Fox Hill is open for other events.

Opening Reception TBA
Free and open to the public

Contact: Erika Schmidt


Sculpture, Hugh Joudry     


Songline Scrolls 2, Terry Haumpton     


Lunar Geometry, Jeanne Joudry 


Painted Songline Scrolls – TERRY HAUPTMAN
Iconic Scuptures – HUGH JOUDRY
Abstract Achemical Paintings – JEANNE JOUDRY

September 28th – October 28th
Open gallery hours Sundays, 1-4pm, and whenever Fox Hill is open for other events.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 28, 5 – 8pm
Free and open to the public

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney, VT

Contact: Gary Schmidt



Snow Geese, photo by Roy Pilcher

Saturday June 23, 2:00 P.M.


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 East Main Street, Poultney (across from Poultney High School)

Talk with expert Roy Pilcher of Rutland Audubon about birds, the ones you are seeing and the ones you are not: permanent, temporary, and winter residents; transient migrants, visitors, and vagrants. Roy has 150 photos to share on the big screen! Come with questions and bring a friend too. Check out this historic stone building built in 1822 and the current gallery show: “This is Us” a group exhibit of “portraits” of ourselves and our neighbors. Roy’s “Birding Vermont in 80 Minutes” is a free event. Everyone is welcome!

Contact: David Mook, 802-884-8052,


POP POEM: a found poetry workshop  

Saturday, June 30, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All-ages event; little ones will have fun, too. Best for language lovers and the curious.

Description: Bianca, a local performance poet, will share with participants the joys of finding poetry in existing texts and/or images and refashioning them as new poems. This “Pop Poem” workshop resembles Pop Art, hence the name, including the conflict between the literal and abstract, freedom of artistic expression, repetition of discovery and multiple meanings.

Writer Annie Dillard has said that turning a text into a poem doubles that poem’s context, “The original meaning remains intact, but now it swings between two poles.” A found poem is the literary equivalent of a collage, and so, during our two hours together, we’ll have several stations of “texts,” including magazines, books, games, etc., where we will hunt for the poems to find us.

Cost: Suggested donation of $5 (non-member) or $3 (member) to Stone Valley Arts.

Contact: Bianca Amira Zanella, 603-732-8606, or

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney VT (Across from Poultney High School)

The “Rumpus” Storytelling Night with host Michael Ray Kingsbury, Comedian & Speaker.

Saturday, June 30th,

7:00 to 9:00 pm

A FREE evening of Storytelling (humorous tales, personal stories, and heart-wrenching convictions).

Storytellers are encouraged to share with the audience without notes – NPR “The Moth” style. If you would like to pre-sign up to be a storyteller, just claim your spot on this event page or email David Mook at You can also sign up at the event.

Cost: This event is FREE and open to the public; any donations go to Stone Valley Arts.

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (across from Poultney High School) 145 East Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764

Contact: David Mook, 802-884-8052,


Save the date for a Free Summer Arts Party & Thank You Celebration, at Fox Hill

Sunday, July 1st, 2-5pm

Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Dance, Poetry, Art Activities for All Ages
Lemonade, Cider, Hors d’oeuvres, Pizza, Cookies, Strawberry Shortcake

Events include:

2:00 – Bluegrass Music w/ Jamie Lee and Kim Carter
2:00-2:30 – Folk Music for children w/ Howard in the main gallery
2:00-4:00 – Mural Painting w/ Community led by Eva and Sebastian
2:00-4:00 – The Poet is In w/ Bianca and Burnham
2:30-4:00 – Face Painting, Drawing with chalk on slate, and Cyanotype Sun Prints w/ Donna, Krista, and Annie
2:30-2:50 – Dance Performance in the main gallery
3:00-4:00 – SVA Jazz Ensemble in the main gallery
4:00 – Thank-You Ceremony in main gallery


Free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Thank you to the former owners of Fox Hill: Rita Fuchsberg,
Irene Minkoff, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont; and to
the Vermont Community Foundation: Hills and Hollows Fund

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney VT

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