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Current Happenings

"Figuring It Out" (group show incl. John Loggia, Jason Alden, Matthew Beck, Peter Harris, Marki Sallick, Martha Werman, Tina K. Olsen)

November 4 - December 30, 2022

Fridays & Saturdays 4-7pm or by appointment (contact Jason Alden 802-380-4997)

Openings: Gallery Walk 5-9pm on First Fridays in Nov. & Dec.
118 Elliot St. Gallery, Brattleboro, VT

read more about the exhibit

Past Events

"Creative Relations" (group show incl. Liza King, Jason Alden, Schuyler Gould, Tina Olsen, John Loggia, Markie Sallick, Phyllis Odessey, Julia Zanes, Finn Campman)

June 3 - 25, 2022. click here for more info

"Into the Light" (group show incl. Liza Cassidy, Liza King, Jason Alden, Schyuler Gould, Tina Olsen, John Loggia, Markie Sallick)

May 6, 2022 - May 31, 2022

"The Call of the Loon, Extended" (group show incl. Schyuler Gould, Tina Olsen, John Loggia, Markie Sallick and others, new work on ongoing basis)

December 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022

"Tina K. Olsen: Landscapes and Visages" (solo show)

May 7 - 31, 2021 | Fridays & Saturdays 3-6pm or by appt.

Opening, Fri May 7, 4-8pm: meet & greet outside gallery and distanced/small group viewing of work inside


I sit here alone at the 118 Elliot Gallery in Brattleboro, VT ( with my current exhibit of paintings “Tina Olsen: Landscapes and Visages,” sharing space with the Brattleboro Words Project, which is a community effort to explore and share its local literary heritage. To appreciate our own cultural history better. To make it more accessible to ourselves and to visitors to Brattleboro. From the Words Project and a guest poet who came to my May 7th opening I learned that the writer of one my favorite poems “if I can walk among all people and not look down or up at any one” was by Rudyard Kipling of Dummerston. I came to Vermont in 2009 to further get off the grid. Learning about the literary heritage of Brattleboro helps me feel more connected to the place I live and work, which is integral to my paintings. In the future I hope to share more of my experiences in paint of the Vermont wilderness, land, and people. I am making a transition from urban to rural wildernesses. I see my work as a painter as individual consciousness raising. The Words Project is one of community consciousness raising. I like being part of it. I am part of an evolving 118 Elliot collaboration with the Words Project, and with mostly local artists. We imagine future artist-curated shows which could include performers, poets, musicians, writers, etc in addition to the main focus on visual arts. Why does a collaboration with the Words Project work for me? It is interdisciplinary. As a writer and visual artist myself, I’m very interested in bringing these and other expressive worlds together. This is possibly a Statement of Purpose for us: music, words, painting and performances working as one.  

~Tina Olsen

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