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We are a Vermont
Gallery featuring Native American, Inuit, and Vermont Arts and Crafts, including
indigenous art from across the entire North American Continent. We have selected a few
special areas from our wide and varied inventory for this website.
Our retail store is located in Manchester Center, a small
community in Southern Vermont. We're a convenient four hour drive from New York City and
Montreal, three hours from Boston, and a quick trip from the Albany area. We have been
open seven days a week since 1986, and are proud of our reputation for representing some
of the most interesting Native artists from all across the continent. We are open during
regular business hours, seven days a week, throughout the year. The store is right in the
center of town, yet we have plenty of parking - please call for directions.
We would love to have you on our in-house mailing list of
repeat customers (it's well past the fifteen thousand mark and growing!). This list is not for
rent or sale - we only use it to send announcements for special exhibits and featured artist's
the year. If you have an e-mail address, you can get on a special "early-bird"
list to be informed of any large updates of our website. Go to our Contact
Us page and fill in the information.
We hope you enjoy this website, and that you'll let us know
if there is anything we can do to help you.
Grant and Betsy Turner, Owners
Our physical address is:
Long Ago and Far Away
P.O. Box 809,
Green Mountain Village Shops,
4963 Main Street,
Manchester Center, Vermont
This photo is on the cover of a recent mailing.
This Inuit family allowed
their photo to be taken by my father, Barney Turner, on the north-western
coast of Greenland in 1948 or 49. Apparently they were showing off
their winter clothing, as the photo was taken in the warmest time of
the summer. At the time, Dad was Mate on the
Arctic Schooner Bowdoin, a sailboat that is now the "Official
Sailing Vessel of the State of Maine". The voyages my father
took aboard the Bowdoin, and the artifacts and crafts he gathered
while in the North, mark the beginning of our family's association
with the art of the Arctic people. He brought back an appreciation for
the Inuit to his parent's store in Northern Ontario, and expanded
their collection of regional Native Arts and Crafts.
Life has gotten faster and
distances have been shortened, but we still hold onto some of the
magic created by these and other people who lived off the land. It
was, truly, long ago and far away.