Wyatt - Graffiti

Town Hall Theater presents

In Praise of Darkness

Exhibit August 19-September 30
Free admission

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20; 5-7pm

Free Admission

Paintings available for purchase 

The “Writing on the Wall Project” and Recent Paintings by Samuel Wyatt

The Jackson Gallery presents a new series of paintings by Vermont artist Samuel Wyatt, who studies the light, shadow and textures of urban settings, and was inspired to further explore the communications found within those settings in the form of graffiti. He titled his resulting work the Writing on the Wall Project. Wyatt states that “the goal of this project was to create a body of paintings which explore graffiti as a reflection of this moment in our society and culture.”

“Graffiti is a personal means of public self-expression that can communicate the rhythms and emotions of a specific time and place. This sacred relationship between the landscape and the written word can stir our souls with language and light, and we would be wise to pay attention to what it has to say.”

This project is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Vermont Community Foundation. Wyatt will include additional recent paintings in the exhibit.

Samuel Wyatt grew up in the city of Philadelphia. One of his earliest memories was playing underneath an enormous steel bridge bordering the city’s lush Fairmount Park. There was something about this intimate space that has stuck with him. It felt peaceful, safe, gritty, dangerous, and beautiful all at the same time.

Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

In Praise of Darkness

Free Admission

Paintings available for purchase

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