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"My painting is motivated by a need to view the world with a degree of detachment that allows for the possibility of beauty."

--Berta Burr

Raised in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of an avid amatuer painter, Burr grew up in a house where the materials of art were never in short supply. She began painting at an early age. Burr honed her skills over several decades as a specialist in harpsichord decoration, antique restoration, and gilding. Working with her husband noted harpsichord maker Walter Burr, she immersed herself in seventeenth- and eighteenth techniques. Her paintings maintain this meticulous approach, releasing it into a larger space. While her luminous skyscapes show the influence of the Hudson River School and her carefully detailed paintings of draped cloth call to mind the Italian Renaissance drapery, Burr's work is unmistakably of the moment.

Read Bret Chenkin's review of LOOK UP in Art New England HERE

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Infinite Delicacy is this year's title for our annual Shirley Jackson Day tribute show. This evocative turn of phrase was gleaned from the short story, "The Man in The Woods", written by Shirley Jackson and published posthumously in 2014.
Infinite Delicacy brings to mind intense attention, thoughtfulness and something both precious and soul quenching.
This exhibition will feature painting, photography and sculpture. In addition JESTER FRETLESS (Barry Hyman and Jared Carrozza) will play music during the reception

On view till July 28th

Berta Burr
Emily Giamari
Anima Katz
Paul Katz
Jane Hudson
Lodiza LePore
Madalyn Olson
Rhonda Ratray
Michelle Samour
Lee Williams
Greg Winterhalter
Peggy Younger

Left Bank Gallery
5 Bank St
North Bennington, VT

Art Reception: June 25th 4:30-6:30

Shirley Jackson Day Celebration readings begin at 7pm

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To kick start June Pride month, Queer Connect in partnership with Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT) is hosting a pride themed photography exhibit called Being Your Beauty: A Series of Coming Out Stories by photographer Augusta Rose.

Please join Queer Connect for the opening reception on June 4, 2022 from 3 PM - 5 PM at the Left Bank in North Bennington. Attendees will be able to engage with Augusta Rose, as well as local youth who are being honored as winners of ACT Bennington’s annual Photovoice contest, this year in response to “Brave Spaces.”



A show of collage, assemblage and other iterations…
Considering the lifespan of an object, is repurposing and
re-contextualizing, finding an afterlife? The concept of this show evolved from pieces that incorporate found ephemera to works that are inspired by juxtapositions or an exchange through time.

Featuring work by:
Bill Botzow, Bryce Boyer, Berta Burr, Danielle Galietti, Anima Katz,
Paul Katz, Henry Klein, Amy Leach, Lodiza LePore, Al Perry,
Rhonda Ratray, Barbara Roan, Paul Stitleman, Beriah Wall, Toothless Walter Esq, Lee Williams and Greg Winterhalter


On view till April 22

Village School of North Bennington and Vermont Arts Exchange


On View till May 31st 


Monday and Friday 11-2

Wed 5:30-7:30

Tom Longtin

on view till Feb 29th, 2022

gallery hours M,W,F 10-2 and by appointment.

Contact Rhonda Ratray at




Computers are a powerful means for encouraging and facilitating artistic expression. Although workstations with graphic and modeling software are as readily available as brushes, paints, easels and power and hand tools - skills, patience and imagination are needed to produce attractive original results. Using the computer encourages trial-and-error and variations-on-a-theme approaches, unlike mistakes on canvas or the scrapping of expensive materials which can inhibit experimentation. Also, hand-drawn sketches or other drawings can be scanned into the computer as a starting point. Just as we can cut and paste text into a final composition, computers can be thought of as word processors for producing art. Undo and redo capabilities allow visualizing several alternatives - either converging towards a desired result or diverging in a direction not originally imagined. In the case of 3D computer-aided sculpture, tangible results can be obtained through various means. Once the artist's creation has been modeled and visualized to satisfaction in the computer, accurate data can be output in several ways for cutting, forming and assembling materials.  


Tom Longtin was a graphic artist, computer programmer, and mathematical sculptor whose work bridges the worlds of art and science.

Tom has been a consultant for musicians, mathematicians, and sculptors, including Hans Schepker.  He studied mechanical engineering and computer science at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, focusing on 3D geometric computer graphics programming.  Tom was a computer programmer at Cranston/Csuri Productions, one the first computer animation labs in the world, where he was involved in producing both commercial and academic work.  Tom’s work in animation for commercial television, including Miramar's video The Mind's Eye, has been recognized across the globe.  His work has been featured in books celebrating M.C. Escher's centennial, and in best-selling author Dr. Clifford Pickhover's book, The Mobius Strip (Basic Books, 2007).

Tom's 3D software was used in creating award-winning animation work for the Superbowl and Olympics, and he has worked for Boston University and the New York Institute of Technology.  He has created magazine and journal covers for Gear Technology Magazine and the Power Transmission Design Trade Journal.   His work has been featured in the publications of Ars Et Mathesis (Art and Mathematics Foundation) from the Netherlands, and as cover art for Computer Graphics and Applications (International Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

His sculptural pieces have been exhibited by the Bennington Museum, The North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show and The Left Bank Gallery. His pieces are held in collections throughout the northeast, including the personal collections of professors, writers, musicians, and sculptors.

 Tom was incredibly resourceful with materials for his often 100% recycled sculptures. He was a top notch dumpster diver and made the rounds weekly to his favorite dumpsters and salvage spots. He was always generous with his finds, and shared materials with people he knew could utilize them. He gave many of his off- cuts and duplicate sculptures to artist friends for revision and collaboration. Tom was a native of Bennington, Vermont and an avid outdoorsman who liked to bike, hike, ski, skate and snowshoe. Tom was a dear friend and is deeply missed.

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