the place you hang your hat, November 8th, 5-9

The Place You Hang Your Hat

Opening reception: November 8th, 5pm-9pm

November 8th – December 6th, 2009


180 Flynn Avenue (through the SEABA entrance), Burlington

Burlington, Vermont—–

biscuit quilt Jude Bond, “Biscuit Quilt” Textile

toadloverPhilip Hardy, “Toad Lovers” Oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″

Cicada TreeRachel Moore, “Cicada Tree” Oil on canvas, 32″ x 19″

Borough Studio & Gallery presents their latest exhibition “The Place You Hang Your Hat.”  Opening on November 8th, 5pm-9pm, ten artists from Burlington, greater Vermont, New York, and Philadelphia will display work centered around the theme of “home.”  Works for sale include pieces on canvas and wood, photography and mixed media installations.  During the opening reception Stephen Orloske will present short stories, and live music by vocalist Gregory Alexander will take place from 6pm-9pm. Borough Gallery & Studio and its neighbors Vintage Inspired and Miss Pickles Attic, also opening their doors and presenting a display, are located at 180 Flynn Avenue via the SEABA entrance.

Curated by resident artists Emily Wilson and Shawna Cross, “The Place You Hang Your Hat” represents the varying ideas and observations about what an artist calls home. Each artist was asked to contemplate their definition of home and write a Home Statement to be displayed at the show.  With these statements as a guide, images such as biscuits, frogs and robots soon reveal that notions of home are unstable and unlimited and ultimately transient.  To make a home is a journey and these artist have drawn inspiration from both its comforts and uncertainties, both domesticity and wilderness, and through their work offer a place to hang your hat.

On display throughout November, artists exhibiting in “The Place You Hang Your Hat” include mixed media installations by Jude Bond and Emily Wilson; paintings by Shawna Cross, Philip Hardy, Cristin Manner, Rachel Moore, and Adam Wimble; Photography by Kathryn Combs and Jon Demske; stories by Stephen Orloske; Open Studios of  Mary Heinrich Aloi and Richard Corbet of Vintage Inspired LLC and Miss Pickles Attic; and live music by Gregory Alexander.

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Shawna Cross via email at, 802-782-1675 or Emily Wilson,, 207-459-4631 or visit our website at