“Goosebumps in Vermont” – Folk Horror Art by Dennis Ciancimino
The Crowell Art Gallery at the Moore Free Library
23 West Street, Newfane, Vermont
October 4 – 28, 2022
Reception October 15th 1pm-3pm
The Crowell Art Gallery celebrates Halloween all month long with Dennis Ciancimino’s “Goosebumps in Vermont ” series. Ciancimino invites you on a mystical journey deep into the Shadowland of Vermont using Folk Horror Art and personal narrative to tell the lesser known stories of the forces that go bump into the night. Follow the stories as his paintings of familiar fears of the unknown draw you deeper into personal and primal horror. Take the story of the Eddy House: “In the 1800’s three children were born in Chittenden Vermont. Descended from a long line of psychics, William, Horatio and Mary were mediums: from playing with ghostly children to levitating school desks. Their father, finally tiring of all the weird antics, sold them to a traveling sideshow.” Ciancimino paints them surrounded by their childhood ghosts, the carnival barkers and snake ladies. Another painting depicts the strange events in the Glastonbury Mountain area where a number of people went missing between 1920 and 1950. And then there is the Bennington Triangle!
The art of Ciancimino may look familiar to some from when he was a Cartoonist for the Deerfield Valley News. The show is colorful, lively, and sure to entertain.
The Crowell Art Gallery is free and open to the public: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-5, Thursdays 1-6, Saturdays 10-1
Library & Gallery Hours: Tues 1-5, Weds 1-5, Thurs 1-6, Fri 1-5, Sat 10-1. The exhibit is free and open to the public.