An Appreciation for Small Yellow Barn
I am sitting in my bedroom in New York, looking at your painting. The colors are really beautiful. I love the yellow, but the eye can settle on pretty much any area of the painting. What a sweet little painting it is. I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying it.
Rolf W., New York City
The Healing Power of Art
One of Mallory Rich's paintings, "Morning Fog on Eagle Island," was recently purchased by the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, the large regional medical complex in Bennington, Vermont. The purchase was one of many chosen from several hundred entries as a result of the hospital's goal to place a piece of original art or photography in each patient room.
J.J. Hapgood Store
Vermont's sense of community is in part the result of its many vibrant country stores. Virtually every small town has an historic country store still serving area residents as a gathering place, a place for news, and of course a place to buy something for supper. One of these treasured places is the newly renovated J.J. Hapgood Store in tiny Peru, Vermont. Serving supplies and food to travelers and locals (great homemade food in lovely sit-down areas and a marble patio) Hapgood's also draws people in to see the art, in a gallery-lit setting. Mallory Rich's opening drew a crowd on Sunday, July 10. Her work was there until August 17.
Art on Edie's Green
For the 10th year, Rich was one of the artists at the popular outdoor art show in Pawlet, Vermont, "Art on Edie's Green," which celebrated its 20th year on August 20, 2016. Nearly 70 regional artists took part in this event that drew hundreds of families to the center of town for browsing and collecting. Part of the proceeds from the annual event make it possible for a teenager or adult resident of Pawlet each year to receive tuition help for college or other training.
Cape Cod Light
A painting trip with a few artist friends in September to Truro, Massachusetts, inspired Mallory to begin several paintings of the marshes and beaches in the beautiful outer Cape light. Paintings from this trip will begin appearing on this site in the late fall.