Galerie Provenance Opens in Middlebury’s Frog Hollow AlleyBy Sue Hoxie
Middlebury, Vermont – August 9, 2012 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the opening of Galerie Provenance, a new retailer specializing in American and French art, antiques and accoutrements. Galerie Provenance is located at 1 Frog Hollow Alley in Middlebury.
Galerie Provenance is managed by the director Michael N Findlay. Their products encompass a range of American and French paintings, American and English silver, American and European antiques. In addition, Galerie Provenance also carries the line of Rochere glass, Pre de Provence and Durance soaps, oils and perfumes from the Provenance region of France.
Michael Findlay, a Vermont native and fifth generation art dealer, has been surrounded by art and antiques all his life. Findlay Galleries was established in 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri. Twenty-five years ago Michael started his career in the art world as an apprentice with the Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme, Connecticut before moving to San Francisco to work for Butterfield & Butterfield auction house. It was there where Michael honed his eye for paintings and antiques, sifting through hundreds of items a day to be catalogued for sale.
The next career move was to The Montgomery Gallery—the gallery in the Bay Area that specialized in California 19th and early 20th century paintings and French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works of art. Always looking for a reason to return to the East Coast, Michael was invited to join his grandfather’s gallery located on New York City’s Madison Avenue. After 12 years working in the family business, Michael left New York in 2009 and returned to Vermont. Having grown up in Charlotte, he settled nearby in Middlebury with his wife and their three children.
This Friday, August 10th, Galerie Provenance will host a gallery opening from 4 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly Middlebury Arts Walk.
Galerie Provenance is located at 1 Frog Hollow Alley, Middlebury in the space previously occupied by BeJewelled. The phone number is 802-388-3101 and the hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. A website is coming soon and they can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GalerieProvenance.
About Addison County Chamber of Commerce
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interest, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at www.addisoncounty.com.