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Jan
3
2017
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Jan
27
2017

Shedding Light on the Working Forest

Shedding Light on the Working Forest
Description:

Shedding Light on the Working Forest

This project celebrates the landscape of the working forest and the voices of those who have honed skills into a livelihood there. Shedding Light draws on the artistic friendship of a painter and a poet who are committed to subjects that have been largely overlooked by the arts.

Kathleen Kolb evokes what is solid, luminous, yet ephemeral in the scenes she gathers and painstakingly paints. She talks about how a moment of “emotional ignition” kindles a work of art. As a writing partner, Verandah Porche befriends, questions and listens, to unearth and preserve the poetry embedded in lived experience. She calls this process “finding the verse in conversation.”

This project was made possible with the support of the Vermont Council on the Arts, the Vermont Community Foundation, and a broad array of foundations and private donors.

Time: 1/3/17 8:00am - 1/27/17 4:00pm
Location: Vermont State House Cafeteria, Montpelier
Sep
1
2016
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Jan
28
2017

“The Syrian Experience as Art” in two exhibitions

“The Syrian Experience as Art” in two exhibitions Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Presented by The Castleton University Art Galleries

at Christine Price Gallery through October 14 AND
at Castleton University Bank Gallery (104 Merchants Row) through January 28
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“The Syrian Experience as Art” is an exhibition featuring the work of twelve Syrian artists who seek to express their individual and varied responses to the devastation of their country. This is an expanded exhibition, showing in two of our gallery spaces (The CU Bank Gallery & The Christine Price) with an ARTIST'S RECEPTION on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at the CU Bank Gallery, from 2 - 5 p.m. Artist Khaled Youssef will be joining us via Skype from Nice, France to speak with visitors and conduct a Q&A session at the CU Bank Gallery! Light refreshments will be served. See gallery information below.

~ Participating Artists ~
Amr Faded
Bassam Alemam
Dani Hasrouni
Humam Alsalim & Rami Bakhos
Issa Touma
Julie Nakazi
Khaled Youssef
Khaked Akil
Omar Shammah
Ayham Jabr
Tania Al Kayyali
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CHRISTINE PRICE GALLERY
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University
45 Alumni Drive, Castleton
AUGUST 29 – OCTOBER 14, 2016
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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THE CU BANK GALLERY
104 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland
(The corner of Center Street and Merchants Row)
SEPTEMBER, 2016 – JANUARY, 2017
Thursday - variable hours. Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Time: 9/1/16 12:00pm - 1/28/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
Jan
5
2017
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Jan
29
2017

Shedding Light on the Working Forest

Shedding Light on the Working Forest
Description:

SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE WORKING FOREST celebrates the landscape of the working forest and the voices of those who have honed skills into a livelihood there. Shedding Light draws on the artistic friendship of a painter and a poet who are committed to subjects that have been largely overlooked by the arts.

Kathleen Kolb evokes what is solid, luminous, yet ephemeral in the scenes she gathers and painstakingly paints. She talks about how a moment of “emotional ignition” kindles a work of art. As a writing partner, Verandah Porche befriends, questions and listens, to unearth and preserve the poetry embedded in lived experience. She calls this process “finding the verse in conversation.”

SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE WORKING FOREST will be on display in the gallery at the main entrance of the Central Vermont Medical Center for the month of January 2017. The space is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Concurrently, six pieces from the show will be on view at the Vermont Statehouse cafeteria gallery.

Location: Central Vermont Medical Center, Barre
Nov
3
2016
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Jan
31
2017

Spirit of the Season

Spirit of the Season Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Spirit of the Season
My Favorite Things
Member Show at the Brandon Artists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, VT 05733
Holiday Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 – 5, Sunday 10 – 4
Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday Nov. 4th, 5pm to 7pm.

Vermont is a special place in its seasonal transformations. As the golden leaves are falling to reveal the true form of trees and mountains, the Brandon Artists Guild members are preparing exciting new work in “The Spirit of the Season”, with an emphasis on “My Favorite Things”. This new collection will feature a variety of styles and media including framed original art, giclees, jewelry, wood, clay, mixed media and glass. A collection of handmade ornaments will be available as well.

Painter Gabrielle McDermit tells the story of her piece, “Chaffee Falls”:
“A masterful painter friend recently told me that ‘if you don't paint the hard stuff you don't grow as an artist’. I decided to paint Chaffee Falls partly because of the complexity of the scene but also because it is a place I love. The former river guide in me is still very much alive and present. Bodies of water in all their myriad forms have always attracted and fascinated me. The fluid shifting of light and color on water provides endless fascination and inspiration for my work. The challenge of conveying a unified light effect despite its transient and ephemeral nature is what energizes and excites me to paint a particular place.”

Christine Holschuh describes her inspiration: “I am always fascinated by that place where abstract becomes ‘real’ and where reality becomes abstract. For this holiday celebration painting I decided to choose ball ornaments as my symbol of seasonal holiday identity, with the illusion of colors of celebration. Rather than representing one tradition, I tried to include colors that reflect the popular holidays in December. Most of us think about the second half of that month as a time for parties, special food, time with family and friends and a time to celebrate the passing of another year. This is what this painting is about.”

Joan Drew, watercolorist: “One of 'my favorite things' about the holidays is decorating…inside & out” This painting depicts a spray Drew made last year. “I think the light shining down on it was cheerful and welcoming, and I tried to capture that feeling in this painting.”

Glass artist Karen Deets is constantly involved in experimental work. For this show she will be showing a group of small painted, fired, and layered glass winter landscape panels displayed on Vermont marble bases. Deets: “I am inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s technique in showing distant mountains with soft lines by layering the glass. As I look around me I seek to recreate the layers of mountains in a way that shows depth. The mountains are why I live here.”

Note: Image is "Chaffee Falls", oil painting by Gabrielle McDermit

Time: 11/3/16 10:00am - 1/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Jan
24
2017
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Jan
31
2017

Landscape Re-Imagined: The Autumn Campus

Landscape Re-Imagined: The Autumn Campus
Description:

The works that students created in Jim Butler’s fall class Landscape Re-Imagined: Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Glass are large-scale images of our campus, presented in new and surprising ways. Students interact artistically with Middlebury’s natural and built environment while studying the rich history of how humans have depicted landscape. Their results exploit all the fluidly colorful possibilities of pigment to reimagine our everyday world. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art.

Time: 1/24/17 8:00am - 1/31/17 8:00pm
Location: Johnson Memorial Building, 78 Chateau Road, Middlebury
Jan
13
2017
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Feb
11
2017

ArtisTree Daily Artists Exhibit

ArtisTree Daily Artists Exhibit Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

A culminating exhibit of works by The ArtisTree Daily Artists, a group of local artists who have made a year-long commitment to making art each day for the entire year!

The Daily Artists are a group of local visual artists working in a variety mediums including painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, jewelry and photography. Come see the inspiration and growth over yearlong journey of making art daily.

Exhibit Dates:
January 13th-February 11th, Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm

Time: 1/13/17 11:00am - 2/11/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
Jan
13
2017
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Feb
11
2017

Art photography by Denise Letendre Bach: ‘Vermont: Ideals & Ordeals’

Art photography by Denise Letendre Bach: ‘Vermont: Ideals & Ordeals’ Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Denise Letendre Bach is an artist, a mother, a native of Connecticut and now a Vermont resident – all aspects of what inspires her and the images she creates. Her new photography exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center shows Vermont through her lens. Since moving here, she has embraced Vermont, fallen in love with the landscape, been hypnotized by Vermont architecture, and even learned to appreciate Vermont’s ‘fifth season’ – mud season.

‘Vermont: Ideals & Ordeals’ opens Friday, January 13 with an opening reception from 5:00-7:00pm. The exhibit runs through February 11, 2017.

Time: 1/13/17 10:00am - 2/11/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jan
16
2017
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Feb
17
2017

Self-Commissioned Works By Clark Derbes

Self-Commissioned Works By Clark Derbes
Description:

Artist's Reception scheduled for Thursday, January 26 from 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Entitled “Self-Commissioned Works By Clark Derbes” the exhibition will feature locally felled tree stumps that the artist, using a chainsaw, has transformed into complex polygonal sculptures.

Drawing on a variety of inspirations, such as early American folk art, quilts, and modernist architecture, Derbes masterfully plays with perspective, volume, and space to achieve a deft trompe l’œil, which subverts viewers’ expectations and perceptions. The geometrically shaped and richly hand-painted pieces slip between flat and three-dimensional forms. These sculptures buck simple categorization by simultaneously appearing both organic and refined; fissures and checking frequently appear on the surface of his wooden objects, exposing them for their honesty of materials.


Derbes was born in New Orleans in 1978, and obtained a BFA from Louisiana State University in 2002. He has exhibited nationally, as well as creating numerous site-specific public artworks. Derbes currently lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.
www.clarkderbes.com

Time: 1/16/17 8:00am - 2/17/17 4:30pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University, Castleton
Jan
13
2017
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Feb
25
2017

Molly Watson Hawley Paintings In the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater

Molly Watson Hawley Paintings In the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Molly Watson Hawley works in a number of media to explore how the surface images of the visible world represent a deeper reality. The exhibit will include landscapes, seascapes and portraits. Hawley studied for a number of years with the plein air masters Cedric and Joanette Egeli at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown. In addition to her continuing portrait commissions, she is actively at work on an extended series of Cape Cod and Vermont landscapes.

Opening Reception Friday, January 13, 2017 5-7pm
On exhibit through February

Press Contact: Ellie Friml
Town Hall Theater
68 South Pleasant St. Middlebury
802-388-1436
publicity@townhalltheater.org

The Jackson Gallery is located in the lower level of Town Hall Theater, a community and cultural venue located in the center of Middlebury. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday noon to five, and an hour before any public events in the building. For further information, call 802-382-9222 or consult the web site: www.townhalltheater.org.

Time: 1/13/17 12:00pm - 2/25/17 5:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater's Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Jan
4
2017
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Feb
28
2017

Friends & Lovers Felt Tapestry Exhibit

Friends & Lovers Felt Tapestry Exhibit
Description:

Felt tapestries by artisan, Neysa Russo. Just in time for Valentine's Day, this exhibit focuses on Friends & Lovers and also has an assortment of new medieval guardians and some horses too!

Location: Bagitos Bagel cafe, Montpelier
Jan
3
2017
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Mar
18
2017

Registration now open for Winter Classes at NECCA!

Registration now open for Winter Classes at NECCA!
Description:

The New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) invites tots through adults to join us for a variety of classes starting January 3rd and running until March 18th, 2017.

Busy at work and need a break to stretch and refocus for your afternoon? Try our Workday Wellness Hour on Tuesdays from 12-1pm. Maybe evenings are better for you to try your hand at Circus Fit or Juggling 101. From beginners on trapeze to advanced acrobatics, there is something for everyone!

For more information visit our website www.necenterforcircusarts.org

Location: New England Center for Circus Arts, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #300, Brattleboro
Jan
4
2017
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Mar
31
2017

From Far Away - Selected works by Stephen M. Schaub

From Far Away - Selected works by Stephen M. Schaub Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Governor’s Gallery hosts multidisciplinary artist Stephen M. Schaub ¬in his solo exhibition “From Far Away’’. These selected works featuring scenes of unresolved narrative, a story which, left unfinished, resembles an emotional memory, or the illogic of a dream. Schaub’s artworks often turn the artistic gaze inward, enlarging small moments and focusing on a personal landscape. The show will run from January 4 until March 30. An opening reception will take place on January 12, from 4 to 7 pm. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 1/4/17 8:00am - 3/31/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jan
4
2017
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Mar
31
2017

Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action

Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery opens 2017 with paintings by Lark Upson in an exhibit “Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action.” Her human subjects, mostly regional models are staged in traditional poses. Each work displays the everyday complexity and individuality that only quality portraiture can convey. Upson also has a strong interest in the protection of our wildlife and environmental preservation, viewed through her paintings of endangered species. The show will run from January 4 until March 30. An opening reception will take place on January 12, from 4 to 7 pm.

Time: 1/4/17 8:00am - 3/31/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
14
2016
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Mar
31
2017

Signs of Life

Signs of Life Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Great Hall presents its sixth annual showcase, Signs of Life, an exhibition featuring the works of husband and wife team Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh. The show will open with an artist’s reception for the public on Friday, October 14 at 5p at One Hundred River Street. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Signs of Life offers the opportunity to extend the glories of Vermont’s summer featuring contemporary images of natural beauty and abstract form. Figurative works on nature-based, multi-cultural and art historical themes have been the subject of Roger Sandes’s work since moving to Vermont 35 years ago. His large, iconic paintings incorporating symbols of life and human creativity hang in 32 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, England, Germany, Switzerland, and Morocco.
Roger Sandes’s paintings look like silk and feel like eggshell. “My glazes and washes are highly translucent. Light can pass through the pigment and bounce off of the white ground. That way the colors can glow. I hope to create objects of contemplation that will attract the eye and reward the viewer with layers of meaning, delightful color, and with allusions to living well.”
Mary Welsh’s collages are made of found materials from art magazines, art books, calendars and end papers which are glued with acid free acrylic medium on birch or mahogany plywood panels that have been prepared with acrylic gesso. Mary explains:

“My collages are depictions of what we all take for granted — houses, rooms and their contents. Viewing these scenes evokes memories and fantasies….”

Time: 10/14/16 5:00pm - 3/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Great Hall, Springfield
Jan
20
2017
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Apr
8
2017

Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This NYC based international artist, inventor, and engineer will activate the galleries with past work and new initiatives focused on environmental issues.

Time: 1/20/17 10:00am - 4/8/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
10
2017
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Apr
23
2017

Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr

Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Constructed in the fifth century BCE, the Periclean building program on the Athenian Acropolis is the most celebrated architectural expression of the High Classical Age. This exhibition brings together early archaeological publications, antiquarian paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as photographs, books, and more recent images all drawn from collections at Middlebury. Together they bear testimony to the fascination with the Acropolis that has prevailed from the Enlightenment to the present

Time: 1/10/17 10:00am - 4/23/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury
Sep
4
2015
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Aug
31
2017

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture, curated by the Helen Day Art Center

Includes

First Light by Ted Ceraldi
Rocco and Venatta II by Richard Erdman
Steel Line Drawing by Meg McDevitt
Double Nipple Zeppelin Form, Expanded Form #3, and Expanded Form #7 by Rodrigo Nava
and Voulez Vous by Judith Wrend

Location: Sculpture Garden - Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier