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Jul
30
2016

Color Dash 5k at Southern Vermont Arts Center

Color Dash 5k at Southern Vermont Arts Center
Description:

Join us for this 1st annual Color Dash 5k around the beautiful Southern Vermont Arts Center Campus nestled near Equinox Mountain. Proceeds to benefit programming at Southern Vermont Arts Center. Enjoy the run & support the arts at the same time!

Times:

8:00 AM PPU Begins at Start/ Finish Area
10:00 AM Race Starts
11:30 AM Color Explosion/ Check Presentation

Make sure to get there early to join in on the dance competitions, hula-hoop contest, and many more contests with awesome swag giveaways.

Cost
$40 Individual
$85 Family of 3
$100 Family of 4
$115 Family of 5
$130 Family of 6

Time: 7/30/16 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
Jul
30
2016

Norwich University Carillon Concert Series

Norwich University Carillon Concert Series
Description:

Norwich University’s carillon comprises 47 bells ranging in size from 3,500 lbs. to 10 lbs., all housed in a bell tower and played from a keyboard. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax in the shade. Following each hour-long concert, the tower will remain open for a free tour and a demonstration on the instrument. Concerts will take place rain or shine. Free and open to the public.

This concert features a performance by Charles Semowich of Albany, N.Y.

Time: 7/30/16 1:00pm
Location: Upper Parade Ground, Norwich University, Northfield
Jul
30
2016

Traditional Italian Music and Dance

Traditional Italian Music and Dance
Description:

Traditional Italian Music and Dance
at the Vermont Granite Museum
Saturday July 30th
1:00 PM

Come learn traditional Italian village dances from Northern Italy -- dances still being done today in small Northern Italian mountain villages.

No partners or previous experience necessary.

Dances will be taught by Marie DiCocco and Celest DiPietropaolo
Music by Suonatori della Val Cipolla

The dances are easy enough for beginners and yet challenging for intermediate and advanced dancers.

There will be an emphasis on music and dance that represents the culture of the immigrants from Northern Italy to Barre in the early 20th century.

Vermont Granite Museum
7 Jones Brothers Way
Barre, Vermont

For more information:
http://www.vtgranitemuseum.org/ info@vtgranitemuseum.org or call: (802) 476-4605

Time: 7/30/16 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Vermont Granite Museum, Barre
Jul
30
2016

The Farm to Ballet Project

The Farm to Ballet Project Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Farm to Ballet Production is a full length classical ballet, performed outside on the grass. It reinterprets classical ballet choreography to tell the story of a Vermont farm from Spring to Fall. The production starts with the geese returning for the Spring and then the farmer planning out the farm. The subsequent pieces move through the stages of planting, irrigating, tending and then harvesting the farm’s produce. The farmer takes a detour from the crops to work with the animals and celebrate their contributions to our local foods. The production wraps up with a celebratory farmshare pick-up scene before the geese fly back south for the Winter.

The production performed outside against the beauty of Vermont farms and their surrounding landscape. The performances are fundraisers to support and honor the work of our local farmers and food movement.

Time: 7/30/16 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Golden Well Farm and Apiary, New Haven
Jul
30
2016

Lakou Mizik @ City Hall Park (Festival of Fools)

Lakou Mizik @ City Hall Park (Festival of Fools)
Description:

Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world.

Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, and musicians have always played an important role in society, both in documenting the country’s history and helping to shape its path forward. Today, a young generation of artists is keeping this tradition alive, narrating the world they live in through music that is made in their neighborhoods, villages and post-earthquake camps. Lakou Mizik brings together these musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country.

Time: 7/30/16 6:00pm
Location: City Hall Park, Burlington
Jul
30
2016

Jamaica Town Hall Opening Concert

Jamaica Town Hall Opening Concert
Description:

The fifth season of Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in the Town Hall in Jamaica, VT will be held on July 28th - August 6th. This year, PFCM will again hold a series of evening concerts and a family and community day, including an open mic night. In addition, PFCM musicians will tour Southern VT to play in nearby towns such as the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro. Admission is free of charge, but donations are welcome!

The 2016 festival will include 11 performing musicians, 2 composers, a conductor, and 3 visual artists. Selections by Bach, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Joan Tower, along with two world premieres will be performed. Complete concert repertoire is listed on the Dates and Events page of the festival’s website: www.pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com.

Time: 7/30/16 7:00pm
Location: Jamaica Town Hall, Jamaica
Jul
30
2016

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler presents Raggedy And

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler presents Raggedy And Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Vermont Pride Theater is pleased to present the East Coast premier of this fast-paced comedy, directed by Joanne Greenberg. The perfect poet is needed for the January 2017 inauguration of America’s first female president, but when trans woman Ondi Rivers is selected, her wife hits the roof and her son is torn about this invasion of the family's privacy. Imagining the glare of the media spotlight on her family’s private life, will Ondi take the stage? In her first theatrical role Burlington singer Jennifer Lord stars as Ondi, and popular actor Andra Kisler (Northfield) is her construction-manager wife Clem. Vincent Broderick (Montpelier) and William Wuttke (South Royalton) complete the cast. The performance is followed by a talkback and a reception.

 

Time: 7/30/16 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph VT, Randolph
Jul
30
2016

Brandon Music welcomes back Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal

Brandon Music welcomes back Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

“Y’all-Ternative music” is what Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal have dubbed their subset of Americana music, crossing over genres from blues to folk to jazz to rock. The Boston-based artists have received high praise with the Boston Herald saying, Connors “evokes a young Patty Larkin in her vocal quality and is blessed with a similar eclectic style. Her pitch perfect voice and smartly written songs show amazing versatility in a broad range of styles.” Show $20. Dinner & show $40. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 7/30/16 7:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jul
30
2016

Alice's Wonderband with special guest HAMJOB

Alice's Wonderband with special guest HAMJOB Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Funky rock jazz fusion with Ryan Carney, Tim Duch, Joe Plotts and Josh Cote, with special guests HAMJOB! Featuring a cash bar, dance floor, and possibly some shenanigans.

Time: 7/30/16 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Jul
30
2016

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Out on the Tiles, with String Power!

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Out on the Tiles, with String Power!
Description:

Now in its 42nd year, the brings the passion and beauty of classical music to our community. The Manchester Music Festival operates year-round and offers classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber.

Rock out with highlights from Led Zeppelin's eight studio albums. Guitarist Jonathan Newell leads the band, who will be joined by electrified strings from Manchester Music Festival.

Time: 7/30/16 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Stratton Mountain Resort, Winhall
Jul
25
2016
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Jul
30
2016

The Pinocchio Story

The Pinocchio Story Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Theater Production Intensive: The Pinocchio Story
M-S, 9am-4pm: July 25-31
By Audition! for ages 9 & up. Designed for returning & experienced students. Mount this original play, adapted by Kim Bent - and you, with music. Led by Kathleen Keenan & Dan Boomhower with full design support.

The focus is on applying new skills to fully staging an original ensemble-storytelling show: gaining polish, pizazz, and pals. Learn the protocols of theater. Camp consists of professional rehearsal process and specialized classes, particularly in character development. The story offers great opportunities for character work and exploration of comedic & dramatic moments. There will be some original music & songs as part of the show. This camp requires high levels of concentration, stamina, discipline, self-motivation and collaboration.
Shows: Sat July 30 11am & 2pm (potential show: Fri July 29 at 5:30pm)
$385 ($340 before 5/15)

2016 Production Camp Auditions

Sunday, March 20, 1-4pm
Sunday, May 1, 10:30am-12:30pm

Time: 7/25/16 9:00am - 7/30/16 4:00pm
Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Jul
29
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Looking Out, Looking In: Painting Windows and Doors in Watercolor

Looking Out, Looking In: Painting Windows and Doors in Watercolor Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Learn to paint the beauty of doors and windows in this two-day watercolor workshop. Students will learn elements of composition and perspective, painting light and shadow, and how to render the unique beauty of doors and windows in a realistic manner. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the class. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability, with some drawing experience.

Instructor: Robert O’Brien
Registration deadline is July 22

Members: $175, Non-members: $190
​Studio I

Time: 7/29/16 9:30am - 7/30/16 4:30pm
Location: 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
Jul
1
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Artis Equus

Artis Equus Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Artis Equus is an exciting exhibition of handmade wool felt tapestries by artist, Neysa Russo. Artistic renderings of the horse date back more than 6000 years. Her work explores the development of mans relationship with the horse via an historical journey throughout the ages. Equestrian imagery is the inspiration, and designs from ancient pottery, wood carving, bronze and marble statues, as well as antique textile designs from around the globe, were the artists muse. Opening Reception on July 1, 2016 5-8 pm.

Time: 7/1/16 10:00am - 7/30/16 5:00pm
Location: Yarn 112 Main Street, Corinth
Jul
1
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Southern Vermont Dance Festival presents "Movement 2016"

Southern Vermont Dance Festival presents "Movement 2016" Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Twenty-One Exhibits that celebrate the breath and beauty of movement as the third annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival prepares for its celebration of dance!

The 4th Annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival, slated for July 14-17 in Brattleboro, Vermont, is setting the stage by sponsoring Movement 2016, a multi-venue installation featuring the "art of movement." on view throughout the month of July. Twenty-One venues are showing work by nineteen artists who celebrate the beauty of movement and dance in paintings, prints, photographs, scrolls and sculpture. Some work will be available for sale.

This multi venue exhibit gives people a reason to come to town, go into the shops and eateries and spend real time exploring our beautiful downtown area. Not only does the exhibit give people a reason to explore, it also presents dance through a different medium once again showing that dance is for absolutely everyone, no exceptions! The exhibits show movement through the eyes of our local artists as well as showing the beauty of the movement that happens in the Southern Vermont Area. Siegel looks for ways to inspire the community through movement. "For some, they are inspired by moving themselves, for others it is being a spectator of the art of dance and for others it is the image of dance or movement that inspires. Showing the multi venue exhibit is a way to show dance and movement as it is captured by the visual artist. It is just another way to inspire people through movement. Another way to show that dance is for absolutely everyone." She Says

This years installation was organized by Siegel herself. Siegel aimed to bring in some new artists and show more exhibits that captured movement in new and interesting ways. "We are all movers by some means, we all seek inspiration, beauty and breath." Siegel hopes to have captured the image of dance and movement in Brattleboro with the 2016 movement exhibit! "The more people we have involved, the more artists we promote both visual and performing, the more we support each other as artists, the more we spread the message that art is something we need and want in our society, not something to dismiss or take for granted." Siegel hopes that this exhibit is one more way to show that art and artists are an integral part of our society both socially and economically and that art can be seen in so many different ways by the artist and the consumer. For more information or to sponsor the festival go to southernvermontdancefestival.com

Time: 7/1/16 5:00pm - 7/30/16 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Jul
28
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Vermont Shakespeare Festival

Vermont Shakespeare Festival
Description:

Join this thrilling company of actors for an unforgettable evening of theatre. With shows this summer both outdoors under the beautiful Vermont night sky at Shelburne Museum and indoors at the celebrated Royall Tyler Theatre at The University of Vermont. Their professional company of 14 actors brings Shakespeare’s seminal play to life with power packed action.

Show Description:
What happens when people can no longer trust their elected leaders? What measures will leaders take to maintain control?  Shakespeare’s dazzling masterpiece of political power, conspiracy and intrigue explodes with relevance. The Ides of March have come…but not gone!

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Bring your own seating for this outdoor location!

Time: 7/28/16 6:00pm - 7/30/16 9:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Burlington
Jul
27
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Shakespeare's "King Lear"

Shakespeare's "King Lear"
Description:

Shakespeare's classic tragedy "King Lear" will be presented by St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre and friends in the Academy's outdoor amphitheatre under the stars. Performances are July 27, 29 & 30 at 7 PM (in the Streeter Amphitheatre - rain location in the Stuart Black Box), and on July 31 at 2 PM (in the Stuart Black Box Theatre). Tickets are available at CatamountArts.org, 802-748-2600. Adults $10 / Students and Seniors $5.

Time: 7/27/16 7:00pm - 7/30/16 9:30pm
Location: St. Johnsbury Academy Amphitheatre (rain location in Stuart Black Box), Saint Johnsbury
Jul
29
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Description:

How do you combine Laurel & Hardy, “Who’s on First,” and Shakespeare? Tom Stoppard did it brilliantly with his 1967 play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” Shakespeare on Main Street of Vermont will perform this absurdist tragi-comedy this summer in Manchester and Brandon, Vermont.

Cleverly re-interpreting Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the point of view of two minor characters, the play-within-a-play-within-a-play turns Hamlet on its head by giving the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern major roles, and subjugating former major characters to minor roles. This is one of the themes of the play: if life were a play, most of us would be minor characters in it. While we may call ourselves “masters of our domains,” when we think about how many things in our lives over which we actually have control, it is not a long list, especially when it comes to our imminent death.

“A coruscatingly brilliant, endlessly thought-provoking masterpiece.”
~ The Wall Street Journal.

The play also explores language and communication, fate and free will, foolishness and folly, and whether death, and how we view it, is significant or commonplace.

Come join us this summer for a frolicking romp where reality and illusion intermix, and word play abounds.

July 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm, and July 24 at 2pm,
Hunter Hall at Maple Street School, Manchester Center, Vermont;

July 29 & 30 at 7:30pm, and July 31 at 2pm
Brandon Town Hall Theatre, Brandon, Vermont.

Tickets are $18 for Adults, and $12 for Ages 18 & Under. Advanced tickets in Brandon are available at Carr’s Florists. “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Shakespeare on Main Street of Vermont is a nonprofit (501c3) organization and depends largely on public donations to stage our productions. It is dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation of language and the performing arts, and enriching our community by presenting accessible, quality community theatre that educates, inspires and entertains people of all ages across mid- and southern Vermont. For more information, log on to ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org.

Time: 7/29/16 7:30pm - 7/30/16 10:30pm
Location: Brandon Town Hall Theatre, 1 Conant Sq, Brandon
Jul
21
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Round and Round the Garden

Round and Round the Garden Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Go for a fun-filled romp around the garden in the third play of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy, "The Norman Conquests." See one or all three plays as Weston collaborates with Dorset Theatre Festival and Northern Stage to produce the entire trilogy, right here in Vermont! Hilarious yet deeply human, this comedy will have you aching with laughter as you uncover the secrets swirling around an English country house on a summer weekend. 2 hours 15 minutes with intermission.

Time: 7/21/16 7:30pm - 7/30/16 11:59pm
Location: Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, Weston
Jul
29
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Pinocchio

Pinocchio Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The classic story adapted by Kim Bent, directed by Kathleen Keenan. Performed by serious and experienced young actors.

Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Jul
28
2016
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Jul
30
2016

VT Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar

VT Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Museum hosts the talented members of the Vermont Shakespeare Company as they bring to life the tragic, political drama Julius Caesar.

Time: 7/28/16 6:00pm - 7/30/16 11:59pm
Location: Shelburne Museum Circus Lawn, Shelburne
Jul
29
2016
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Jul
31
2016

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock Literary Festival
Description:

The 8th annual Bookstock Literary Festival brings together 40 outstanding poets, novelists, historians, and other writers to share their work. The event also includes used and vintage book sales, a literary marketplace for publishers and writers, activities for children, food and music, story telling, workshops and a poetry slam at ArtisTree Community Arts Center. ArtisTree also hosts the opening of UnBound, a juried exhibit of book-related art. The entire festival is free and open to all.

Time: 7/29/16 10:00am - 7/31/16 2:00pm
Location: Around the village, Woodstock
Jul
30
2016
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Jul
31
2016

6th Annual Trunk Show and Sale

6th Annual Trunk Show and Sale
Description:

6th Annual Trunk Show and Sale, July 30 & 31, 2016, Festival of the Islands: The Festival takes place on the last weekend across Grand Isle County. The 6th Annual Trunk Show and Sale, 2016 will take place from 10-4:00 on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Grand Isle Art Works @ 259 US Rte 2 in Grand Isle. There will be art work for sale by the gallery artists plus their invited art friends! A Trunk show = a sale of new or different items. You won’t want to miss this event! We are continuing the “wood” tent with demonstrations and multiple wood artists available to share their many talents!
Print information is available at: http://grandisleartworks.com

Time: 7/30/16 10:00am - 7/31/16 4:00pm
Location: Grand Isle Art Works, Grand Isle
Jun
17
2016
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Jul
31
2016

Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains

Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Video by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work of the world renowned NYC painter Pat Steir's large solo exhibit of prints and drawings.

Time: 6/17/16 12:00pm - 7/31/16 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
28
2016
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Jul
31
2016

School of Rock

School of Rock Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Over the course of 4 weeks, local teens train and rehearse with a professional Northern Stage team to perform the currently running Broadway Show, SCHOOL OF ROCK! The 2nd Annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive is designed to give local youth the opportunity to push themselves and their abilities to the next level. This year Northern Stage is teaming up with Tuck’s Rock Dojo who is training a youth band that will rock the house. Don’t miss this inspiring, high-energy production that will be fun for the whole family.

Tickets are $15 for students, $25 for adults. Show dates/times are July 28th at 7:30 PM, July 29th at 7:30PM, July 30th at 2PM and 7:30 PM, and July 31st at 5 PM.

Call the box office at 802.296.7000 or visit northernstage.org to book your tickets and be the first to see this incredible, high energy celebration of the power of music, starring area teens.

Location: Northern Stage Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
Jul
14
2016
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Jul
31
2016

Forever

Forever Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Forever A One-Woman Tour de Force. Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith returns to Weston’s OtherStages with a celebrated and provocative new work. In this uplifting exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose, Orlandersmith travels to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris where, by the graves of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison, she finds unexpected. Mature language and subject matter. Curtain Times: Tuesday-Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm , Saturday Matinee at 2:00 pm, Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Location: Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Rte 100, Weston
Jul
16
2016
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Aug
6
2016

Disney's Sleeping Beauty

Disney's Sleeping Beauty Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Disney's classic version of, "Sleeping Beauty." Directed by Lily McAteer. Starring children from Greensboro and around Vermont.

Performances

7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6 @ 2:00 PM

Time: 7/16/16 2:00pm - 8/6/16 2:00pm
Location: Tent on the Green, Greensboro, Vermont, Greensboro
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
6
2016

Charlie Hunter: Rail Town Noir

Charlie Hunter: Rail Town Noir
Description:

Charlie Hunter isn’t painting the leaf peeper’s version of Vermont. Though he’s guilty of finding subject matter inside the barn from time to time – he once painted a series of Holsteins, after all – Charlie avoids the imagery of bucolic red barns, rolling green mountains, and crisp fall foliage that has become synonymous with Vermont landscape painting. He’s opted for rusted train cars and their trailing clouds of dark smoke, postindustrial ruins, tired farming equipment, and quiet, muddy roads framed by bare trees in stick season. His palette is instantly recognizable, his preferred color a “muck” of his own mixing, and feels truthful to an often-overlooked side of the Vermont landscape. This solo exhibition brings together a selection of new and recent works by the Bellows Falls-based painter in oil and encaustic. A collective account of remembered landscapes and forgotten local histories, “Rail Town Noir,” will be on view through August 6, 2016.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday July 9th, 6 - 8 pm!

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 8/6/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
6
2016
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Aug
6
2016

This World Is Exactly What I Wanted

This World Is Exactly What I Wanted Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland will feature the works of local artist Beth Miller running from July 6 through August 6, with an artist reception scheduled for Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m.

Entitled “This World Is Exactly What I Wanted” the exhibit will feature a variety of works drawn from experiencing the world around her as she integrates beauty, reverence, innocence, and grief. Concerned with the planet, this show uses materials from the natural world in a way that is both beautiful and haunting, bringing the viewer to the place between appreciation and despair.

“This work aspires to process our shared grief and anxiety into a source of new energy. The installation is a prayer for the healing of the planet by way of my senses, my curiosity, my love,” said Miller. “These images stretch me back through time but also press my imagination directly into the uncertain future of unfolding climate challenges.”

Time: 7/6/16 11:00am - 8/6/16 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
6
2016

KLARA CALITRI Multi Media – Paintings, Monotypes, Ceramics

KLARA CALITRI Multi Media – Paintings, Monotypes, Ceramics Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Klara Calitri is a prolific artist whose work in multiple media has included painting, monotype prints, ceramics, sculpture, and more. As a nonagenarian she has objects and paintings on display that represent many decades of production and experimentation with techniques. Informed by her Austrian heritage and inspired by nature, her artwork is filled with flowers, birds, and living things of all types and her home and gardens are the same.

July 9 – August 6, 2016
Artists’ Reception Saturday, July 9, 5 – 7 pm
Free

Location: Town Hall Theater - Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Jul
20
2016
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Aug
6
2016

"Almost, Maine" at Stowe Theatre Guild

"Almost, Maine" at Stowe Theatre Guild Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Stowe Theatre Guild's second show of the season welcomes back STG alumni and 2015 scholarship winners to direct and produce the play "Almost, Maine," written by John Cariani and developed by the Cape Cod Theatre Project. The play's 19 characters are played by just four actors: two men and two women, all in their teens to early 20s. Every scene only involves two actors.

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, nothing is quite what it seems in the remote town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hang above the star-filled sky, the couples of this small town find themselves falling in and out of love on a Friday night in unexpected and sometimes hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But everything heals in time … almost.

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Director: Owen Leavey
Producer: Devin Kiernan
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Sean Jacobson

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“Almost, Maine” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Time: 7/20/16 7:30pm - 8/6/16 11:59pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, 67 Main St., Stowe
Jul
28
2016
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Aug
6
2016

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival
Description:

The fifth season of Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in the Town Hall in Jamaica, VT will be held on July 28th - August 6th. This year, PFCM will again hold a series of evening concerts and a family and community day, including an open mic night. In addition, PFCM musicians will tour Southern VT to play in nearby towns such as the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro. Admission is free of charge, but donations are welcome!

The 2016 festival will include 11 performing musicians, 2 composers, a conductor, and 3 visual artists. Selections by Bach, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Joan Tower, along with two world premieres will be performed. Complete concert repertoire is listed on the Dates and Events page of the festival’s website: www.pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com.

Location: Jamaica State Park, Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Jamaica Town Hall, Jamaica Farmer's Market, Jamaica
Jun
7
2016
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Aug
12
2016

"The VLS Community" group art exhibit

"The VLS Community" group art exhibit
Description:

"THE VLS COMMUNITY" GROUP ART EXHIBIT JUNE 7-AUGUST 13 AT ROYALTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY IN SOUTH ROYALTON, VT

"The VLS Community," a group art exhibit by Vermont Law School (VLS) students, alumni, staff, and spouses, is displayed June 7-August 13 at the Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place, in South Royalton, Vt. A reception for the artists is June 18, from 4-6 p.m., at the library, in conjunctions with the VLS Homecoming alumni weekend. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Artists exhibiting in the "The VLS Community" group display include:

- Kelly Brannon Brantzi anticipates graduating from VLS in May 2018. Her art on display is primarily abstract landscapes drawn from sentimental views of places she has lived previously.

- Caryn Connolly received her VLS law degree and a certificate in experiential advocacy in May 2016. Her exhibited paintings include spiritual and multicultural themes and are created by using acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

- Candice Cramer is spouse of a first-year VLS law student. She is displaying ink drawings of fungal cap prints, representing a sense of connectivity.

- Steph Kohl, who describes himself as "a New Yorker by way of an Aegean island," is currently pursuing a master's degree at VLS. He is displaying photographs of Massachusetts and Italy.

- Theresa Manning was part of the VLS Career Services team for nearly 20 years. She has been happily retired since the mid-2000s. Some of her quilts are displayed in the current show.

- Hannah Morris is a staff member in the VLS Office for Institutional Advancement. She is an illustrator and mixed-media artist living in Montpelier, Vt.

"The VLS Community" group art exhibit is organized by the VLS Office for Institutional Advancement and the Royalton Memorial Library. The show, displayed June 7-August 13, can be seen during normal public library hours: Tuesday-Friday, from noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place, in South Royalton, Vt. For more information call (802) 763-7094 or email librarian@royaltonlibrary.org.

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Time: 6/7/16 12:00pm - 8/12/16 6:00pm
Location: Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place, South Royalton
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
13
2016

Carol O'Malia: Intermission

Carol O'Malia: Intermission
Description:

Holding your breath in the split second before jumping off the dock, a beach ball drifting slowly away from its distracted handler, the sudden silence discovered beneath the water’s surface, these are the kinds of “in-between” moments preserved and exalted in Carol O’Malia’s solo exhibition of recent oil paintings, “Intermission,” on view through August 13th. O’Malia taps into our collective memory with ephemeral scenes of familiar objects and places often forgotten in the rush of our everyday lives. Her subject matter is intentionally serene, though the human presence is never far away. “Intermission” presents a collection of gentle, visual reminders that time is never truly still, as the action continues before and after the moment immortalized in the painting; there’s a loud splash just beyond the edge of the canvas.

Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, July 9th from 6 - 8 pm.

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 8/13/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
21
2016
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Aug
13
2016

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

"Annie Get Your Gun!" stars Tony Nominee, Marla Shaffel as Annie Oakley, Tony Nominee, Kathryn Meisle as Dolly, Sean Haberle as Buffalo Bill and Brian Kilday as Frank Butler. A classic musical comedy with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields.

The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler.[1]

Songs that became hits include "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Anything You Can Do."

Performances 7/21, 7/23, 7/24, 7/27, 7/28, 7/31, 8/3, 8/4, 8/11, 8/13 @ 7:30 PM

Time: 7/21/16 7:30pm - 8/13/16 9:30pm
Location: Town Hall Green (81 Lauredon Ave.), Greensboro
Jul
28
2016
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Aug
13
2016

The Way of the World

The Way of the World Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Way of the World is a contemporary retelling of the sardonic masterpiece by William Congreve. Set in the demimonde of the hyper-rich Hamptons, it follows the story of a good-hearted heiress who has become prey to the attentions of an amoral party boy. After he callowly seduces her aunt, making the older woman a figure of public ridicule, their romance is dead in the water. But his insistence on winning back the moneyed heroine fuels the summer’s gossip in the land of the one-percent. Can love emerge in a world where love means nothing? While embracing a language which is completely of the moment, the play faithfully revels in Congreve’s gimlet-eyed questions about society.

“Theresa Rebeck is a fierce defender of the right to bear witness, an organizer, a galvanizer always willing to take big risks for the good of the theater. She is a powerhouse and a star of the first magnitude, and everybody knows it.” — Marsha Norman

Time: 7/28/16 7:30pm - 8/13/16 10:00pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, Dorset
Jul
30
2016
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Aug
14
2016

Sinners

Sinners Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Brian Cox directs " Sinners" by veteran, Israeli dramatist Joshua Sobol (receiving its American premiere via the Mirror Repertory Company) is a theatrical protest against heinous fact: the stoning of women to death in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries. The play’s setting is stark and startling: Layla, a married professor of English, is buried over her waist in the desert sand. She is about to be stoned because of accusations she had an adulterous affair with one of her married students, who, out of guilt, talked about the tryst to the authorities.

The script has generated plenty of controversy in and out of Israel.

Performances: July 30 (A Gala Performance With Talkback Panel to Benefit AWARE), 8/7, 8/14 @ 7:30 PM

Discount code: use "LoversandMadmen50off"

Time: 7/30/16 7:30pm - 8/14/16 9:30pm
Location: 156 Breezy Ave, Greensboro, VT 05841, Greensboro
Jul
22
2016
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Aug
14
2016

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. To Kill A Mockingbird is now considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love.

Performances On The Town Hall Green

7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12 @ 7:30 PM

7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/13, 8/14 @ 2:00 PM

Time: 7/22/16 7:30pm - 8/14/16 9:30pm
Location: Theater on the Green (81 Laurendon Ave.), Greensboro
Jul
16
2016
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Aug
14
2016

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro Music Festival Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Marlboro Music, the unique Vermont summer community which The New Yorker described as "the classical world's most coveted retreat," will share the discoveries of its 80 resident artists on five concert weekends from July 16 through August 14, 2016. Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida will be joined by an international group of master artists including composer-in-residence Sofia Gubaidulina and exceptional young professional musicians. Performances are on Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM, with two special Friday concerts on August 5th and 12th at 8:00 PM. Programs are selected by the musicians themselves and announced one week prior to the performance. All concerts take place on the Marlboro College campus in Marlboro, VT. For more information call 215-569-4690 (through June 12) or 802-254-2394 (from June 20). or visit us online at marlboromusic.org.

Location: Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro
Jul
23
2016
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Aug
14
2016

Adept Pursuits Gallery Exhibition

Adept Pursuits Gallery Exhibition
Description:

Adept Pursuits, Accomplished Work

Maria Kretchmann, Riki Moss, Katie Loesel, Erika Lawlor Schmidt, Kristen Partesi,
Cynthia Rosen, Sabrina Fadial, Carolyn Enz Hack

Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery in Windham VT, opening reception July 23rd at 5 pm

578 Hitchcock Hill Rd., Windham, VT 05359
802-875-2194

Time: 7/23/16 5:00pm - 8/14/16 11:59pm
Location: The Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery 578 Hitchcock Hill Road, Windham VT, Richmond
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
21
2016

Bill Wolff Wood Sculpture Exhibit

Bill Wolff Wood Sculpture Exhibit Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

An exhibition of sculpture by Bill Wolff be on display at the CSSC Gallery at 636 Marble Street July 9 through August 21, 2016.

Bill Wolff has degrees in Sculpture from Binghamton University, Louisiana State University, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and Tokyo University of the Arts. While in Japan, he studied the traditional yosegi zukuri process which influenced his work in wood, carved, hollowed and assembled from sections of trees. His “gestural, fragmented and biomorphic abstractions poignantly reflect both beauty and a sense of potential [environmental] loss.” www.billwolff.net

The opening reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are daily, 10 AM-4 PM or by appointment. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 802-438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 8/21/16 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jul
29
2016
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Aug
27
2016

UNBOUND Vol. VI: Book Arts Exhibit at ArtisTree

UNBOUND Vol. VI: Book Arts Exhibit at ArtisTree Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The broad theme of "UNBOUND VOL. VI" encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a "book" is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point or as material to explore new ideas.

Opening Reception: Friday July 29th, 5:30-7pm

Special Bookstock Weekend Hours: Sat July 30th & Sun July 31st, 11am-4pm

Exhibit Dates: July 29th - August 27th.

Opening in conjunction with the kick off of Bookstock! Please visit bookstockvt.org for more information about this great event!

Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jul
2
2016
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Aug
30
2016

Solids and Surfaces

Solids and Surfaces Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild’s summer show, “Solids and Surfaces”, celebrates the natural environment with a presentation of handcrafted furniture by Richard Haver and painted landscapes by Grace Mellow. In two and three-dimensions, these artists combine dynamic form with rich surfaces, each in their own way.
Richard’s furniture makes the most of beautiful woods, imaginative layouts, and curves and angles. A merger of Nigerian satinwood burl with yellow heart and a touch of sapele make for a one-of-a-kind table. The use of veneers and solid woods allow for spectacular layouts: book-matches, reverse diamonds, and sunbursts are possible with veneer but would warp and split with solid lumber. Tired of right angles? You’ll be hard pressed to find many here. Legs that sweep, aprons that arch, and tabletop edges that put you ahead of the curve abound. Furniture like you’ve not seen before!

One of the newest members of the Brandon Artist Guild, Grace Mellow paints landscape and still life from observation. Grace has rediscovered the love of painting after a career of graphic design, and puts her whole heart and energy into this fresh work. Her paintings combine lively brushstrokes and rich color to depict scenes from the garden and forest. The result is an active painterly surface that celebrates the tangle of the natural environment with verve and exuberance.
This show will be on exhibit through August 30th.

Time: 7/2/16 10:00am - 8/30/16 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Apr
9
2016
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Aug
31
2016

Addison County in Profile: Silhouettes from the Sheldon's Archives

Addison County in Profile: Silhouettes from the Sheldon's Archives Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

This exhibit presents a selection of exceptional, rarely displayed silhouettes of early residents of Addison County spanning over a century from 1800s to 1900s. Many portraits are of prominent and accomplished personalities (mostly men), while others are of lesser known or unidentified individuals.

There are silhouettes of politicians, local doctors, academics, and artisans who had considerable impact on local history and whose lives are well documented in news accounts and local histories. For example on view is a portrait of William Slade (1786 – 1859), who represented Vermont in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1831-1843, and Governor of Vermont 1844-1846. Less is known about the women represented by the silhouettes, except for the stunning double silhouette of now celebrated same-sex couple Sylvia Drake (1784-1868) & Charity Bryant (1805-1868).

The identities of silhouette artists are rarely known, most were self-taught. But the exhibit does include several silhouettes by Middlebury artist Susan D. Parker (1854-1933), who studied art at the Cooper Institute and Art Students League in New York City.

The Sheldon Museum's summer hours begin May 29: Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 & Sunday 1-5.

Time: 4/9/16 10:00am - 8/31/16 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Jul
16
2016
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Sep
3
2016

Little Art ~ Big Fun

Little Art ~ Big Fun
Description:

Berlin Mall is home this summer to “Little Art ~ Big Fun."

Art sessions will take place every Saturday, July 9 - September 3. Children 5-11 should be accompanied by parents or guardians, who are free to join in making art as a family. Sessions (lasting about 45 minutes) take place each Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 2:00 and 3:00.

Little Art is under the supervision of Tina Logan, a highly-regarded art educator who has been a K-8 art teacher in Vermont's public schools for 29 years. She is assisted by her husband Todd, who is an artist himself, and works as a graphic designer and illustrator for Ben and Jerry's.

Participation in Little Art is absolutely free, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time: 7/16/16 10:00am - 9/3/16 4:00pm
Location: Berlin Mall, Barre
Jul
2
2016
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Sep
4
2016

27th Annual Photo Show at the Round Barn

27th Annual Photo Show at the Round Barn Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The 27th Annual Photo Show in the Round Barn will run from Monday, August 1, through Labor Day, September 5, 2016.

The annual community-based Photo Show is held each August in the Round Barn on East Warren Road in Waitsfield. The show invites both professional and amateur photographers to submit their work, allowing lesser-known photographers to exhibit their work in a gallery setting. A wide range of subject matter and techniques in both film & digital prints are expected for this year's show.

Regular exhibition hours are from 10-5 pm weekdays and 10-2 pm weekends; please check the Inn at the Round Barn website www.theroundbarn.com  for days when the exhibit may be closed for special parties. For further information, call 802-496-7722.

The Photo Show is organized by the new collaboration of the Green Mountain Cultural Center and Valley Arts. The show is located in the lower level of the event space at the Inn at the Round Barn at 1661 East Warren Road, Waitsfield, VT.

The gallery at the Round Barn is an immaculate, beautifully lit space.  A National Registry of Historic Places landmark, the Round Barn was designed as an ultra-efficient dairy barn when it was built in 1910. It was fully renovated about 30 years ago.

Time: 7/2/16 10:00am - 9/4/16 2:00pm
Location: Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield
Apr
1
2016
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Sep
4
2016

Addison County in Profile: Silhouettes from the Sheldon Archives

Addison County in Profile: Silhouettes from the Sheldon Archives Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Since its founding in 1882, the Henry Sheldon Museum has collected unique silhouettes of historical Addison County residents, both of the well-known and of the common folk. A silhouette is a likeness of a person, bust or full body, cut from paper. Because of their fragility, the silhouettes are rarely seen by the public, but until September 04, 2016, two dozen of these singular portrait images, spanning over a century from 1800s to 1900s, will be on view. Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart searched the Sheldon collection, identified the most stunning, long-overlooked silhouettes, researched the biographies of the sitters, and curated this historic exhibit.

There are silhouettes of politicians, local doctors, academics, and artisans who had considerable impact on local history and whose lives are well documented in news accounts and local histories. For example on view is an exceptional portrait of William Slade (1786 – 1859), who represented Vermont in the U.S. House of Representatives (1831-1843) and was Governor of Vermont (1844-1846). Less is known about the women represented by the silhouettes, except for the stunning double silhouette of now celebrated same-sex couple Sylvia Drake (1784-1868) & Charity Bryant (1777-1851).

Time: 4/1/16 10:00am - 9/4/16 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Jun
18
2016
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Sep
4
2016

Gallery exhibit: Journey Across Boundaries

Gallery exhibit: Journey Across Boundaries Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Thought provoking responses of artists exploring the effects of emotional and physical borders in our ever-changing landscape. Curated by Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold.
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays 12-3 pm, Fridays 12-6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-3 pm
For more information: outreach@chandler-arts.org or 802-431-0204

Time: 6/18/16 12:00pm - 9/4/16 6:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph VT, Randolph
Jul
28
2016
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Sep
4
2016

Big Red Barn Art Show

Big Red Barn Art Show Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Enjoy two and three-dimensional fine art by more than thirty Mad River Valley artists. Work includes paintings, monoprints and sculpture. Join the artists at a reception on Sunday, July 31, from 5-7 pm. Gallery and reception admission is free; artwork prices vary. The 19th Annual Big Red Barn Art Show is part of the Vermont Festival of the Arts.

Time: 7/28/16 12:00pm - 9/4/16 9:00pm
Location: Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield
Jun
30
2016
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Sep
5
2016

ANDREW ORR AND HIS STUDENTS

ANDREW ORR AND HIS STUDENTS Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Vermont artist Andrew Orr exhibits side by side with ten of his students in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room. Orr's classically realistic renderings of idyllic Vermont scenes have earned him an increasingly wide following, reflected in part by the popularity of his painting workshops. There is no admission charge for this exhibit.

Time: 6/30/16 11:00am - 9/5/16 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
30
2016
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Sep
5
2016

Billy Brauer : 50-Year Retrospective at The Bundy Modern

Billy Brauer : 50-Year Retrospective at The Bundy Modern Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Brauer's paintings are highly sensual and moody, using intense colors and a finely tuned drawing ability to beautifully render women in narrative yet mysterious scenes. Brauer says, "I love the concept of mystery. I like the idea that something is taking place off the picture plane."

The Bundy Modern Gallery, a recently renovated, mid-century modern gem, is located at 361 Bundy Rd, Waitsfield, just 2 miles south of Waitsfield off Route 100. The building is spectacular in true modern style with all structural elements visible:  walls of glass, brick parapets, massive wooden beams and Vermont slate floors.  The exhibition will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm or by appointment.

Time: 7/30/16 12:00pm - 9/5/16 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Jul
28
2016
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Sep
5
2016

The Vermont Festival of the Arts

The Vermont Festival of the Arts Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Find about 100 arts and mountain lifestyle events in this month+ celebration in the Mad River Valley towns of Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston and surrounding area. Experience fine art and photography shows; workshops; culinary events; music, dance and theater performances; plus plenty of hands-on children's events. For more information and calendar, please visit www.vermontartfest.com.

Time: 7/28/16 12:00pm - 9/5/16 9:00pm
Location: Mad River Valley, Waitsfield
Jun
30
2016
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Sep
6
2016

Robert Douglas Hunter and His Students

Robert Douglas Hunter and His Students Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents ROBERT DOUGLAS HUNTER AND HIS STUDENTS as its Main Gallery exhibit this summer. Considered to be the Dean of the Boston School of Painting, Hunter epitomized the artist as a successful teacher over a 40 year span teaching in Boston, and the teacher as a successful artist. His students number in the hundreds of accomplished artists who received both technical training spanning back to classical European principles, and imaginative spirits, directly related to the enthusiastic Mr. Hunter himself. 24 works by Hunter, including paintings in still life for which he is most prominently known, are installed next to the works of 20 of his students, all of whom are now artists and / or teachers with singular careers.

Time: 6/30/16 11:00am - 9/6/16 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
9
2016
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Sep
9
2016

David Stromeyer: Visions in Steel

David Stromeyer: Visions in Steel Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

In collaboration with Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, West Branch presents a selection of large outdoor sculptures and smaller interior works by David Stromeyer, on view through September 9. The work of David Stromeyer redefines the strength and complexity of steel as he manipulates it in seemingly impossible ways to fit his artistic vision. Pushing the boundaries of conventional fabrication techniques, Stromeyer literally bends steel to his will, taming its strength and forcing it to reveal its hidden qualities of familiarity and ease. Through his methods and unbounded dedication, Stromeyer transforms cold, hard steel into sculptures with elegance, grace and beauty.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, July 9th from 6 - 8 pm!

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 9/9/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jun
25
2016
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Sep
11
2016

Fully Involved: Bunny Harvey Paintings

Fully Involved: Bunny Harvey Paintings Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Whizzing photons in the light, disappearing and reappearing electrons in birdsong, hieroglyphics embedded in the forest; vast space, dense heat, cool shadows − Bunny Harvey’s semi-abstract landscapes offer the viewer a different world; a vibrant, hidden, extrasensory world that seems to fragment, fall apart, and crack open perceptions of our surroundings.

Time: 6/25/16 5:00pm - 9/11/16 12:00pm
Location: White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton
Jul
1
2016
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Oct
1
2016

First Fridays

First Fridays Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Downtown Bennington showcases our local galleries, artisans, musicians, actors, performers, and entertainers each First Friday of the month from July through October. Join us after work on the First Friday of each month for a evening filled with live artistic performances, restaurant specials, gallery exhibits and artist openings, special performances, and more. Each month features something different and exciting.

Time: 7/1/16 5:00pm - 10/1/16 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Bennington, Bennington
Jul
23
2016
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Oct
15
2016

Exposed.

Exposed. Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

This year celebrates 25th years of this remarkable outdoor sculpture exhibit. Korean artist JaeHyo Lee will be featured, among other talented local and national artists.

Location: Helen Day Art Center and Stowe Rec Path, Stowe
Jul
23
2016
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Oct
23
2016

19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS 2016)

19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS 2016) Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

We will be kicking off the 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show with an opening party & reception on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 4-8 PM. There will be live music, hot dogs and beer (a long-standing tradition), and activities for the kids. Many of the sculptors will be on hand to talk about their work.

The show itself will run from July 23 through October 23, 2016 and will feature work by 37 sculptors from around the country. The work will be sited in the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park as well as various locations around Main & Bank Streets in North Bennington, including the North Bennington Train Depot.

Time: 7/23/16 4:00pm - 10/23/16 8:00pm
Location: North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park @ 48 Main St, North Bennington, VT (Next to Vermont Arts Exchange & NB Post Office), North Bennington
Jun
24
2016
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Oct
23
2016

Summer Exhibits

Summer Exhibits Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns
This exhibit delves into our relationship with guns and explores the influence they have on visual artists.

The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island
Through his photographs of un-restored buildings on Ellis Island, ruins of a not-so-distant past, Philip J. Calabria grants viewers passage to a bygone era.

Chaos and Light: Jamie Young
With dense fields of swooping brushstrokes and glancing lines, Jamie Young articulates abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation.

Union Station: Gateway to the World
Images and stories of Brattleboro’s Union Station, home of BMAC, on the 100th anniversary of its opening.

House/Home, A Work in Progress
John Willis’ photographs of houses and homes in Native American communities shine a harsh light on income equality in our country.

Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Jul
8
2016
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Oct
31
2016

Big Art ~ Bold Vision

Big Art ~ Bold Vision
Description:

Beginning July 8 and continuing through October 31, the “Big Art ~ Bold Vision” exhibit featuring the stunning works of 16 fine artists will adorn Berlin Mall’s sizable windows, offering an arresting indoor/outdoor art gallery experience for shoppers and visitors of all ages. Works can be seen during mall hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The participating artists are: Rosalind Daniels, Anna Dibble, Janet Fredericks, Jessa Gilbert, Steven P. Goodman, Wendy James, Mark Lorah, Mickey Myers, Maggie Neale, Elizabeth Nelson, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Arthur Schaller, Jayne Shoup, David Smith, Kathy Stark and Frank Woods.

Berlin Mall is also home this summer to “Little Art ~ Big Fun.” Art sessions will take place every Saturday, July 9 - September 3. Children 5-11 should be accompanied by parents or guardians, who are free to join in making art as a family. Sessions (lasting about 45 minutes) take place each Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 2:00 and 3:00.

Location: Berlin Mall, Barre
Jul
2
2016
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Nov
6
2016

Milton Avery's Vermont

Milton Avery's Vermont Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Milton Avery’s Vermont
July 2-November 6, 2016
(1885-1985)

Image: Milton Avery
Blue Trees, 1945
Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches
Collection Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase College, State University of New York Gift of Roy Neuberger © 2015 The Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo Credit: Jim Frank

Milton Avery's Vermont is the first exhibition to take a focused look at the work this great American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s. By any account Rawsonville and Jamaica, Vermont, are out-of-the way villages, tucked into the picturesque Green Mountains, surrounded by rolling mountains, green forests, and babbling brooks. Avery, who regularly spent his summers traveling with his family in search of new material for his art, was undoubtedly drawn to Vermont by his friend Meyer Schapiro, one of the most important art historians of the twentieth century, who had owned a summer home in Rawsonville since 1930. Noted for his simultaneous commitment to exploring the formal, abstract qualities of art (line, texture, composition and, especially color) and the creation of representational images drawn from his daily encounters with people and places, Avery's Vermont work vividly captures his family's summer activities, and sketching both family members and the artist's personal response to the Vermont landscape.

Milton Avery’s Vermont examines Avery's artistic process, featuring pencil sketches executed en plein air, wonderfully fresh watercolors that were based on his sketches and executed at his Vermont cabin, and many of his major oil paintings that were drawn from these sources and typically completed during the winter months in his New York studio. Avery's Vermont works provide insight into the trajectory of his stylistic development during the fertile decade leading up to what are perhaps his best-known works, created after he joined Paul Rosenberg’s gallery in 1943. The works in the exhibition are drawn from Milton Avery Trust; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York; the Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University of Fine Arts Gallery; and private collectors who wish to remain anonymous.

This exhibition is accompanied by a beautiful 80-page catalogue with over 64 images, and essays by Karen Wilkin, an independent curator and art critic based in New York and specialist in 20th-century modernism and Jamie Franklin, curator at the Bennington Museum. Franklin's work has focused on American art of the early to mid-20th century, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of modernism and self-taught art. The catalogue is being distributed by University Press of New England and will be available in the Museum Store after June 15, 2016.

The museum is open every day June through October. November: Closed Wednesday.

Time: 7/2/16 10:00am - 11/6/16 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Jun
17
2016
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Nov
13
2016

Pat Steir: Drawings & prints with video by Molly Davies

Pat Steir: Drawings & prints with video by Molly Davies Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

World renowned NYC painter Pat Steir will exhibit her prints and drawings for a large solo exhibition. Video of Pat Steir by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work.

Time: 6/17/16 12:00pm - 11/13/16 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Nov
14
2015
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Dec
31
2016

Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective

Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The gallery is open by appointment daily, year round, calling in advance 802-257-7898 is recommended or email to info@cxsilvergallery.com (visits at other times of the day are also possible by prior arrangement for some days). Nye’s work transcends neat categorization and even pushes the boundaries of conventional definitions of ‘art’ with her event scores (instructions for participants in group and solo improvisation settings), poetry, the visual arts, wall pieces, drawings, text-based art, installations, found-object artifacts and sculpture, and photographic documentation of her performances and happenings. A monograph on Nye's work is available and can be previewed at magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.

Location: C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro
Sep
4
2015
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Aug
31
2017

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture Vermont Arts 2016
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