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ART SCENE BY MOLLY RITVO PHOTOS COURTESY OF FURCHGOTT SOURDIFFE GALLERY

A New Chapter at the

FURCHGOTT SOURDIFFE

Gallery

Longtime employee Lara Maloy and partner Nico Sardet take the helm

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n a snowy morning in Shelburne, the Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery looks warm and welcoming. It’s housed in a large blue Victorian Queen house on Falls Road, across from Barkeaters Restaurant. Upon entering the gallery, patrons will experience a sense of calm and reverence for artists. The gallery takes up two floors. Some rooms are quite small, but

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the inviting lighting and stained-glass windows create additional space as the sunlight hits some of the pieces in a striking way. Fine art covers every space of the walls and transforms nooks, corners, and even a staircase into showcases. On display are permanent exhibits of watercolor and acrylic paintings, newer collections of different mediums, fashionable jewelry for sale,

one-of-kind sculptural lamps, and a workshop in the back where new owners Lara Maloy and her partner Nico Sardet concentrate on the framing and restoration aspect of the business. MOVING FORWARD Lara, a longtime employee of the gallery, is thrilled to be a new owner and is setting the tone

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