Events & Exhibitions



Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill main gallery location: 145 East Main Street, Poultney, VT o5764
Open gallery hours: most Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm and when the building is open for other events.

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill has been closed for the season due to the cold.

I KNOW WHAT I SAW – closed

The work of Rita Fuchsberg, and Irene Minkoff

Show open: November 1st – December 2nd
Opening reception: November 3rd, 4:00-7:00 pm

This exhibit and the opening reception is part of Vermont Arts 2018 — a project of the Vermont Arts Council

Untitled, Rita Fuchsberg

Hypothesis, Rita Fuchsberg

Dragonfly, Rita Fuchsberg


Rita Fuchsberg

Fuchsberg’s recent work includes highly textural acrylic paintings created with a palette knife. Her past body of work includes portraits from a project called ‘Ladies in Waiting’ 40 portraits of women on death row, which first showed in SoHo, New York. When asked for a brief bio, Rita responded “I’ve been an artist since as long as I can remember. I earned a master’s degree in art therapy from Pratt and worked in that field for several years.”


At the Bazaar, Dream, and I Can’t Decide, Irene Minkoff

Irene Minkoff

Irene hails from Bronx, New York and now lives in Manhattan. She loves to spend time in Poultney, Vermont near her sister. She has an advanced degree in social work but having retired she enjoys photography, playing the piano, going to the ballet, volunteering with immigrants struggling to learn English and navigate New York City, as well as spending time with her family.

Of her work for I know what I saw, Irene explains “Television talks at us 24 hours a day. Mine started saying different things to me. Images combined and coalesced fleetingly. I felt compelled to hunt them and watch until they beckoned to me. These few canvases represent the countless hours of staring at broken televisions until those crazy images spoke their own kind of sense.”

“I think most of the work is thought-provoking and I’m very interested in knowing what others see because the potential is there for each person to see something different.”

Contact: Erika Schmidt



Devin and Erika, photo George Bouret

DANCE SHOWCASE – a GMC/SVA collaboration
Saturday, November 10th, 7:00 pm
Bonnie Watson,  Molly Winslow, Devin Balcacer and friends present an informal dance showcase with live cello music

Contact: Erika Schmidt

Gary Schmidt



A selection of six Chopin Nocturnes will be performed by pianist/composer Gary Schmidt. Included within the performance will be a reading of select poetry reflecting thoughts on music, moods of the evening and the poetry of Chopin’s music. Reciters of the poetry will include Howard Bannow, Terry Hauptman, Erika Schmidt, and Burnham Holmes.

Erika Schmidt will also perform an arrangement that Gary has made of Nocturne #2 for piano and cello.

Come join us for this intimate event.

Admission is free but donations to Stone Valley Arts are welcomed to help continue our mission and share the beauty of the arts.

For more information call 802-325-2603


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