New Photo Exhibit – March 2 – 30!

February 24, 2019

__Vacation_Ananuri04_smallSteve Tavella, a resident of Dummerston, Vermont – photographer, gardener, hiker, open-water swimmer, traveler, adventurer, motorcyclist, sushi-maker, and lover of all things natural – has been exploring and photographing landscapes and cultures from around the world since he spent four years in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati and Solomon Islands in the 1980s. His work and photography includes a two-year stint working with Karen refugees in northwestern Thailand, five extended work and travel trips over three years throughout Egypt, eleven years of short-term technical assistance as a contractor with the U.S. Agency for International Development throughout Southeast Asia, the greater Caucasus region, and East Africa, a year in Afghanistan working with farmers (see videos in these two places here and here), six-months leading humanitarian relief operations in support of the Rohingya minority in Rakhine State, Myanmar, anthropological and spiritual work with cultures of eastern Brazil, the Peruvian Amazon, and the Santa Marta mountains of Colombia, and most recently, in 2016, six months in the Republic of Georgia as a strategic management advisor to the peace institute, The International Center for Peace and Integration.

With sixteen select images, Steve hopes to convey a sense of that which is uniquely Georgian despite Greek, Roman, Arab, Persian, Mongol, Turkish, Russian, Christian, Muslim, eastern and now western invasions and influences spanning over two millennia. The exhibit is on display through March. An artist meet and greet will be held at the Crowell Gallery in Newfane from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 2.


Exhibit_Display 2019

If you are unable to attend the artist’s reception or experience the exhibition between March 2 – 30, you may purchase a companion guide to the exhibition online. The booklet is a glossy magazine-style 20-page professionally published guide including all 16 photographs that include accompanying descriptions, history, and personal anecdotes.

Hey! Even if you do visit, you can still purchase the exhibition booklet!!

Preview and purchase it here.

Moore Free Library and Crowell Gallery Location:

23 West Street

Newfane, VT 05345





  • Tuesday – 1pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday – 1pm – 5pm
  • Thursday – 2pm – 7pm
  • Friday – 1pm – 5pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 1pm
  • Sunday and Monday – Closed


Experience the magic!




All content copyrighted ©Stephen Tavella

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