September 9th, 3 - 5 pm


October 8th, 3 - 5 pm​​​


three Sundays at 3 pm 

Old West Church

Howard Norman

Jane Shore​​​

September 17

3 pm Sundays

Old West Church

758 Old West Church Road



OCTOBER 8th, 2017

Fridays - Sundays

10 - 5 & by appointment


Reception and book signings to follow at the Kent Exhibit

​​​​​ Workshops 

Bringing the Wild Inside

​Botanical Design

with Nel Emlen

Fairy Houses 

with Linda Schütz

Journal Making

with book artist Elissa Campbell

Wood Carving

for Adults and Children

with Alex Forbes

For more information or to register, contact

Of Special Note 


by J. Langdon

Bird Houses

by Erich Fagginger-Auer

Making Time for Memoir 

in the Museum

with author Eve O. Schaub and Calais's own Caroline Zeilenga

James Franklin Gilman drawings

on loan from the

Vermont Historical Society

Forest Davis Journal 

generously loaned by Bill Davis 

Tea at the Kent

​Silent Art Auction

We are grateful for all of our community volunteers who make these exhibitions possible. Particular gratitude to poet Mary Elder Jacobsen for curating WORDS OUT LOUD; to photographer Craig Line for contributing the refuge poster image; and to curators Nel Emlen, Allyson Evans, and David Schütz for creating this event.

 Over two dozen artists explore refuge with works that evoke home, community, habitat, nature, faith, and sustenance. 


To explore the work of this year's participants, click on an image of your choosing. A number of artists have websites to visit, click on the small link icon found in the bottom right corner of the enlarged frame.

All photo credits courtesy contributing artists

Donations encouraged at the door​

For more information:

Call: 802.223.6613


 Thanks also to Linda Mirabile of RavenMark for her generous creation of all our printed materials. We are also very grateful for the talent and incredible care of Robyn Alvin of Alvin Creative as she constructed this website for us. ​​ 

Calais, Vermont

Historic  Kents' Corner

Alison Prine

James Crews​​

September 24

​​​​refuge is presented by Historic Kents' Corner, Inc., the Vermont State Curator's Office, and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

Greg Delanty

Madeleine Kunin​​

October 1