Celebrate the Season at the Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne

SHELBURNE -- For the entire month of December, the Luxton-Jones Gallery will hold a new exhibit entitled Celebrate the Season, featuring the work of two local residents. Luxton-Jones, the oldest fine art and custom framing gallery in Chittenden County, will play host to the works of Carolyn Walton, formerly of Shelburne, and Deborah Lamden, of Charlotte. The gallery can be found at 5595 Shelburne Road, across from the entrance to the Shelburne Museum. The exhibit opens on Saturday, December 2, with a reception from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., during which the artists will be introduced formerly. Refreshments will be served. Walton paints primarily in oil, and is an expert at capturing the landscapes and architecture of New England and Europe. Inspired primarily by the rural environment and coastal waters, she is well-known for her interpretations of hay bales, meadows, and barns. Her water paintings are also gaining in popularity. Walton refers to her style as an atmospheric use of light and shadow. A winner of numerous awards, her work can be seen throughout the Northeast. Walton was honored by both the International Artist Magazine and the renowned Hudson Valley Art Association. Recently, her work was featured in the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, as part of their exhibit, Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting. Lamden, a graduate of the Boston Museum School and a former student of the Massachusetts College of Art at M.I.T., was born and raised in Vermont and later returned to Charlotte with her husband. She owns a local glass business called the Charlotte Glassworks. As a teacher, Lamden taught stained glass courses at the Shelburne Craft School, the Frog Hollow Craft Center and the Church Street Center. Back in 1985, she tried her hand at portrait painting and landscapes in pastel and oil. Lamdens work has been showcased at galleries throughout New England and she also exhibited at Shelburne Farms Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting. She stopped working with glass after her son was born and diagnosed with cerebral palsy in 1988. Painting has remained a part of her life, time-willing. In 1999, she founded Partners in Adventure, a youth camp for people with disabilities. For eight years she has served as the director for her camp. Burlington resident Tineke Russell will also showcase her work at the exhibition. She will show her custom designed jewelry collection, Beads Work. Along with its collection of original art work, the Luxton-Jones gallery features an extensive collection of antiques and limited edition prints. The Gallery also offers quality custom framing. Holiday hours at Luxton-Jones are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 802-985-8223.

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