Riddles and Lies: charged by desire

Opening reception: September 10th, 5pm-9pm

September 10th – October 1st, 2010


180 Flynn Avenue (through the SEABA entrance), Burlington

September 6, 2010

Burlington, VT—-

Ian Burcroff "New Leaf" acrylic on canvas, 34" x 38"

Philip Hardy "The End of the Stork" Oil on canvas, 54" x 44"

Shawna Cross "Meter Maid (bending windows)" Oil on canvas, 54" x 44"

Opening as part of the South End Art Hop, Borough Gallery & Studio presents their most recent exhibition, Riddles & Lies: charged by desire, created around 4 artists whose focus is reinterpreting the psychology and emotional logic of their surroundings and circumstances while also drawing heavily from the imagination and art of manipulation. Featuring book art, paintings, mixed media and drawings by Haley Bishop, Ian Burcroff, Shawna Cross and Philip Hardy; the exhibit is based on improvisation, deconstructing established notions, filling the voids of reality and layering, stacking, removing and recreating the truth until only the expressiveness of riddles is left behind.

An opening reception for Riddles & Lies: charged by desire will be held during the South End Art Hop on Friday, September 10th from 5 to 9pm and Saturday, September 11th from 10am to 5pm. Simultaneous events abound in our 180 Flynn building.

Riddles & Lies: charged by desire opens on September 10th and will be on display by appointment until October 1st. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Borough Gallery at, 802-393-1890 or visit our website at


Entropic Restructed was featured in 7 Days the other week, which made opening the Arts section pretty exciting (Full page review? Yeah, we’ll take that). Thanks again to Marc Awodey for stopping by, click on Raychel‘s photo below to read what he had to say.

Marc Awodey checking out the goods


Opening reception: March 27th, 5pm-9pm

March 27th – May 1st


180 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT

Michael Heeney "Untitled II" Inkjet photo transfer, joint compound, polyurethane, found wood, 20"x10"

Raychel Severance “No Screaming” Archival digital print, 24″ x 36″

James Juron "Head 6" Oil on canvas, 16"x20"

Borough Gallery & Studio presents their most recent exhibition, Entropic Restructed. The exhibition features ten artists from Burlington, greater Vermont and New York who display work focused on varying manifestations of deterioration and transformation. Entropic Restructed challenges the idea of traditional beauty and pushes the limits of aesthetics. Featured artists utilize deteriorated materials and subjects, whether a rusted lock or memory, to fashion works that are both compelling and full of disquiet, if only for the crumbled past they hint at.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 27th from 5 to 9pm with DJ Turkey P. Artists in the exhibition include: Andrea BeckerEleanor Brennesholtz, Shawna CrossDiane GabrielMichael HeeneyBrent JohnsonJames JuronRaychel SeveranceStanley Trela and Adam Wimble. (Click on any artist’s name for more information) Simultaneous events in our 180 Flynn building include an opening reception for Sidney Eley’s photography exhibition in SEABA’s gallery and open studios of Vintage Inspired and Miss Pickles Attic in Whistle Stop Antiques & Co.

Entropic Restructed opens on March 27th and will be on display until May 1st. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Shawna Cross at, 802-782-1675 or Stephen Orloske,, 802-922-8688.

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

Shawna Cross, exhibiting at August First ~ 139 South Champlain Street

Shawna Cross, exhibiting at August First ~ 139 South Champlain Street

Emily Wilson, Shawna Cross, and Borough Gallery & Studio are pleased to present their latest endeavor in a cross town, multiple venue exhibition this month. As Borough Goes Local!, you will likely find the possibility of encountering works by Emily Wilson or Shawna Cross, as their work spans from both the North to the South end of Burlington -including the upper half, on the University’s hill top to the lower areas, surrounding the greater Church Street blocks. Conveniently visit each of the sites on your daily bout around Burlington, whether it be for a hot cup of coffee as fall joins us, or a relaxing drink at the end of the work week. A detail of the tour is as follows.

For the early riser on the South end of town, enjoy works done in oil on canvas, hung beautifully on brick, by Shawna Cross at August First; the bakery and coffeehouse on South Champlain. August First is owned and run by Borough Gallery & Studio’s third resident artist, Jodi Whalen. On the hill, in the heart of the UVM campus, displayed in the Davis Student Center, Shawna Cross has a second series of oil paintings, presented through Arts Alive. On North Winooski in Burlington’s North side, Viva Espresso, a specialty coffee shop and great place to bring your lap top, presents a mixed media installation by Emily Wilson tittled “Day”, in her “Art by Day & by Night” series – “Day” being the first half of a two part installation designed to counterbalance the show at the last site on the Borough Goes Local! tour, the Daily Planet. At the Daily Planet, “Night” is installed in the bar space and includes works both on paper and canvas, as well a site specific sculpture designed to enhance the unique interior architecture of the space.

Borough Gallery & Studio hopes to emphasize through Borough Goes Local! that as a space and a group, we are dedicated to supporting local venues who support artists and give artists an opportunity for exposure in their establishments. Not only is Borough interested in creating good local relationships, but it is excited about presenting 180 Flynn Avenue as a exciting venue for local shows and hopes that in creating a foundation with the downtown scene, it will generate and create some exposure for Borough Studio & Gallery and the artists we support.

For more information please check out Borough Gallery & Studio at, or to schedule a tour please contact Shawna Cross via email or phone at, 802-782-1675, or Emily Wilson,, 207-459-4631