Shelburne gallery toasts Vermont artists with Saturday reception, exhibition

Athenia Schinto, pastel on paper

The Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne hosts an opening Saturday of the exhibition “Impressions of Lake Champlain and Beyond.”

The public is invited meet all of the artists from 2-7 p.m. This new exhibit and sale will be on display at the gallery through Dec. 30.

The exhibit features many new oil paintings by the internationally renowned artist Carolyn Walton, a former Shelburne resident, who visits and paints in and around Shelburne frequently. For this exhibit Walton has created new oils inspired by the lake and mountains that surround the Shelburne area. The exhibit will also show some of her Maine paintings, and oils from her many painting trips to Provence and Dordogne in France.

Also on exhibit are new pastels by Shelburne resident Athenia Schinto, who has won several awards for her pastel paintings in the juried Northeast National Pastel show in New York, both for outstanding use of color and outstanding landscape.

Hinesburg painter Helen Nagel will have work on view. She paints in oil, primarily landscapes, but also portraits and still life. Helen paints en plein air whenever possible, but also creates larger works in her studio.

The Gallery is pleased to introduce the paintings of Ken Russack, a new artist from Burlington. Russack paints the urban landscape and also pastoral scenes whenever possible. His style is a compilation of the impressionist slant, adding to the gallery’s diversified portfolio of artwork.

Jewelry artist Tineke Russell of Burlington will also show necklaces from her custom designed jewelry collection “Beads Work.”

During the opening reception, the Gallery will offer a 10 percent discount on all paintings and discounts of up to 70 percent on other selected works.

The Luxton-Jones Gallery represents a select number of award-winning regional, national and international artists, specializing in Vermont landscapes. The gallery is located directly across from the entrance to the Shelburne Museum and welcomes visitors Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m. as well as by appointment, or by chance. For more information: 985-8223 or

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