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Exhibit looks at animals of local slate quarries

A unique exhibit titled "Animals of the Quarry" explored the natural side of the Slate Valley straddling Vermont's southwestern edge with New York. The event was held at the Slate Valley Museum March 4. The museum showcased artistic pieces made by artist Roy Egg.

Egg's lifesize works of art imagine animals that live in the Vermont-New York slate belt and in some instances, have reclaimed the now abandoned quarries of the area. Best known for his paintings of farm animals, Egg enjoys painting local animals in all their splendor.

Egg, owner of Roy Egg Shop, has lived and worked in the Slate Valley for 18 years. His art ranges from free-standing, life-size animals to painted furniture, to pieces small enough to fit into your hand. His work has been exhibited at the White House, Many of his exhibits and sales have helped local and national charities.

Also visiting the museum was Andy Farmer of Northeastern Vine Supply. The winemaker discussed the art and science of cultivating northern winter-resistant grape vines. Northeastern Vine Supply is a Vermont-licensed wholesale and retail nursery offering cold-hardy wine and table grapevines.

Locally made wine and cheese were available for visitors to sample.

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