Dual Artist Exhibit to be featured at Castleton Downtown Gallery

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Vermont artists Denis Versweyveld and Judith Rey present painting and sculpture gallery show “A Sense of Place” at the Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland.

Castleton, Vermont (PRUnderground) July 14th, 2015

The Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland will feature the works of local Vermont artists Denis Versweyveld and Judith Rey running from July 15 through August 15, with an artist reception scheduled for Friday, July 24 at 6 p.m.

Entitled “A Sense of Place” the exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media pieces.

“Place is much more than the geographical coordinates of latitude and longitude. It is more than the physical constructs of mountains, fields, rivers, or of buildings, roads and bridges. Place is about the experience of people within this environment. To have a full sense of place is it necessary to understand the human interaction within the environment and to bring it to a level of conscious awareness,” said Denis Versweyveld and Judith Rey of their exhibit.

The Castleton Downtown Gallery is located on Center Street Alley in Rutland and is open Wednesday through Saturday with hours of operation from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information on the exhibit or the Castleton Downtown Gallery please contact Sarah Karczmarczyk at castletoncollegegalleries@gmail.com.


Denis Versweyveld received a degree in Art Education from the State University of New York, New Paltz, a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Indiana University, Bloomington, and studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

His teaching experience includes art in public schools in New York and Connecticut, a teaching fellowship at Indiana University in sculpture and design, and sculpture and drawing at the University of Vermont.

Versweyveld’s work has been exhibited widely and received three Vermont Arts Council Creation grants, and is included in a number of private collections in the United States and Europe.


Judith Rey has a degree in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz, where she met and married Denis Versweyveld, and has taught art in Michigan, New York and Indiana. After moving back to Vermont she completed a Masters in Counseling degree and began a career in business management.

For the past 15 years Rey has been painting and exhibiting her work throughout New England and Florida, where she has received a number of awards and been included in major juried regional exhibitions.

Rey and Versweyveld live and work together in the home and studios they build from two old barns in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

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