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Feb
27
2015

Raise Your Cups

Raise Your Cups
Description:

Raise Your Cups! Celebrate 40 Years of Potters and Arts Education in Middlebury. Opening reception, Friday, February 27th from 5-7 at Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill Street. Edgewater Gallery and Middlebury Studio School present an exhibition & sale of cups made by ceramic artists, past and present, involved in arts education at the falls. Proceeds for the show benefit Middlebury Studio School’s move to 2377 Route 7 South in March. The month long show includes a raffle for “Rabbits”, ceramic sculptures by Kathy Clarke and “Falls”, an oil painting by Mary McKay Lower.

Time: 2/27/15 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury
Feb
27
2015

Words Words Words

Words Words Words
Description:

Laughs, hi-jinx, and monkey-business ensue as scientists set cheeky chimps to toil at typewriters. The test: will they, or won’t they hammer out Hamlet? The production incorporates choral speaking, physical comedy, aerial acrobatics/silks, and broad characterizations. An ensemble performance from aspiring professionals age 11-18. It’s Theater FOR Kids BY Kids!

Time: 2/27/15
Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Feb
27
2015

Vermont Tales of Adventure!

Vermont Tales of Adventure!
Description:

Geek Mountain State is pleased to announce the next installment of the Vermont SF Writer's Series: Vermont Tales of Adventure!, which will take place on Friday, February 27th at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction at 6:00pm. Authors included in this event are Joe Citro, Bruce Hesselbach, Marko Kloos, Fred Lerner, Brian Staveley and Sarah Stewart Taylor.

This event follows a very successful year in which hundreds of listeners listened to dozens of Vermont storytellers in places such as Quarterstaff Games, Phoenix Books, The Fletcher Free Library and the headquarters for the Burlington Writer’s Workshop. The first event of 2015 took place at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

The Center for Cartoon Studies is a college that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning, and annual summer workshops. The school is located in the historic downtown village of White River Junction, Vermont.

Time: 2/27/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction
Feb
27
2015

TallGrass GetDown and Coquette

TallGrass GetDown and Coquette
Description:

The runner-up in the 2014 Beat the Band contest and opener of this show, Coquette is a wildly energetic American indie band with Franco Anglo roots based in central Vermont. Influenced by prog rock and punk, they have created a varied, frenetic kind of alternative rock.
The winner of the 2014 contest, Tallgrass Getdown is a folkalicious fellowship based out of Johnson, VT. Core members Dave Langevin and Django Koenig collaborate with a rotating cast of players to create a sound based in roots music with a modern groove and unique swing.
General admission: $12
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 2/27/15
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Feb
23
2015
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Feb
27
2015

Words Words Words!

Words Words Words!
Description:

For ages 11-18
M-F, Feb 23-27
Performance: Fri Feb 27 at 5:30pm
Taught by favorite LNT Actor-Teachers (39 Steps stars) Kate Kenney & Christopher Scheer

No Audition needed. Previous dance and gymnastic experience is helpful but not necessary. Students benefit from the collected experience of LNT veterans Kate Kenney & Christopher Scheer in several disciplines. The class will mount a production of Words, Words, Words by David Ives: a short play about chimpanzees forced to write at typewriters until they produce Hamlet. This plot provides a unique opportunity to explore and learn about physical comedy, aerial acrobatics, as well as text work, all at the same time.

Students will approach physical comedy from the viewpoints of traditional commedia, modern clown and improvisation. Aerial silks will be incorporated into the show, and all interested students will have the opportunity to learn and advance on the aerial silks at their own rate. Exploration of text work tailored to individual student's comfort experience, and interest level using Ives’ modern script and excerpts from Shakespearean scenes & soliloquies. Everyone will have a speaking role. Each student will be challenged to delve deeply into their own lines, as well as their fellow classmates' material.

Extra challenging roles available for more experienced students. Younger students, with experience, may apply to join this workshop via an interview with artistic directors.

Time: 2/23/15 9:00am - 2/27/15 4:00pm
Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Feb
3
2015
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Feb
27
2015

Magical Realism in the State House: Paintings by Mollie S. Burke

Magical Realism in the State House: Paintings by Mollie S. Burke
Description:

Paintings in the Magical Realist tradition; representing a reality that is non-linear, transcending the limitations of literal thinking and narrow ideologies. Mollie celebrates the imagination as a vital force for envisioning solutions to our problems, grounded in the often-magical reality of the natural world that nourishes and sustains us.

Time: 2/3/15 8:00am - 2/27/15 4:30pm
Location: The Vermont State House, Montpelier
Feb
23
2015
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Feb
27
2015

Telling Tales Theater Camp

Telling Tales Theater Camp
Description:

Monday-Friday, February 23-27
9am-4pm

Ages 7-10
@ UES Auditorium, montpelier

An introduction to the world of theater and music by creating and performing your own (and others ) stories and songs. This fun skill development camp will satisfy and stretch budding artists with work in acting, character development, movement, theater games to develop focus and imagination, comedy, and songwriting. An informal sharing presentation for family and friends will culminate the camp.

Instructors are singer-songwriter-and-educator Susan Picking (winner of LNT 2014 singer songwriter contest), and actor-dancer-educator Aly Perry (who appears in and assistant choreographs Eurydicein April).

Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Feb
11
2015
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Mar
1
2015

Northern Stage presents Blithe Spirit!

Northern Stage presents Blithe Spirit!
Description:

Join Northern Stage for Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit!

Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a seance. While in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth. A ghostly comic delight.

Appropriate for ages 11 and up. Offering Thursday matinees at 2pm, evening performances Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday's at 5pm. For more information and to reserve your tickets, call the box office today at 802-296-7000!

Time: 2/11/15 7:30pm - 3/1/15 11:59pm
Location: Briggs Opera House, White River Junction
Jan
17
2015
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Mar
2
2015

This is Why I Live Here!

This is Why I Live Here! Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

A show of framed, color photographs from Central Vermont by John Snell, titled “This is Why I Live Here!,” in the Lower Gallery.

Time: 1/17/15 5:00pm - 3/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Jan
8
2015
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Mar
2
2015

Maria Anghelache - "Tropical Abstract/Abstractions" - Paintings

Maria Anghelache - "Tropical Abstract/Abstractions" - Paintings
Description:

The ​Gallery at River Arts Presents: Maria Anghelache - "Tropical Abstract/Abstractions"​
January 8 - March 2, 2015
Reception - Thursday, January 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

​​The Gallery at River Arts presents Tropical Abstract/Abstractions, an exhibition of ​abstract paintings by Maria Anghelache,​ January 8 - March 2, 2015 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. There will be a reception Thursday, January 8, 5:00-7:00p.m.

Tropical Abstract/Abstractions, a collection of abstract paintings by Maria Anghelache, ​arose in response to the long ​winters in ​Vermont. Enveloping the viewer in an explosion of vibrant color, Anghelache uses acrylic and pigment markers to create "conversations" in which "natural elements emerge like multiple ideas going in multiple directions". Influenced by artist Georges Braque, Anghelache builds up and breaks down natural elements, using brilliant colors to convey an emotional response. Flowers, butterflies and seagrass are pulled into her creative "conversations", and ​flow ​onto the canvas in a riot of blues, reds, yellows and greens.

The Gallery at River Arts is located upstairs in the Robert C. Folley Hall at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Fridays - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. For off hours, please call River Arts: 802-888-1261. Admission is free. For more information, call or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Jan
8
2015
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Mar
2
2015

Through Our Lens - Street Photography by Families Learning Together Students

Through Our Lens - Street Photography by Families Learning Together Students
Description:

“Through Our Lens”
January 8 - March 2, 2015
Reception - Thursday, January 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT


"Through Our Lens" is a collection of work created during The Big Picture Project, a partnership between River Arts and the Lamoille Family Center's Families Learning Together program. The six week project began with a trip to Montreal where participants explored street photography using digital cameras to document their experiences. The mission of the project was to help increase awareness and self-esteem through the creative process. The group, led by professional artist and photographer, Kelly Holt, explored architecture, art, culture, and portraiture using experiential photography. A book will be published in 2015 with a larger collection of images from the project. Proceeds from photography and book sales will benefit the Families Learning Together program.

River Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, is located in Morrisville, VT. The Copley Common Space Gallery is located on the main floor of the River Arts Center. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00p.m., Fridays 9:00-2:00p.m, closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 802-888-1261, or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Feb
6
2015
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Mar
3
2015

Student Art Show at Brandon Artists Guild

Student Art Show at Brandon Artists Guild
Description:

From the quiet of winter emerges much energy and excitement as students from 9 area schools present their art, displayed in a professional gallery setting. The Brandon Artists Guild is a big supporter of art education, and contributes generously through community art projects and auctions. In 2014 “Art Rocks Brandon”, an auction of vintage embellished rockers, raised several thousand dollars.
Shown here, “Animal Swirls” is a mixed media piece by second grader Christina Carrara of Neshobe School. It includes pastel tissue paper, oil crayons, and markers. Christina has created an exciting dreamlike abstraction of animal characters.
The show runs from Feb. 5th to March 3rd, with an Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 6th, from 5pm to 7pm.

Winter Hours: 10am -5pm, Tues. – Sun.
802-247-4956
www.brandonartistsguild.org

Time: 2/6/15 10:00am - 3/3/15 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Feb
27
2015
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Mar
5
2015

Whiplash

Whiplash
Description:

Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Damien Chazelle

Rating: R

Run Time: 107 minutes

Country: United States

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

Showtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members

Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

Few relationships in recent cinema have been quite so compelling. Bring a welder's mask to ward off sparks. - Donald Clarke, Irish Times

Simmons is unnervingly good as a teacher who rules by fear and the final showdown provides as gripping a climax as you will see all year. - Allan Hunter, Daily Express

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury
Feb
27
2015
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Mar
5
2015

Human Capital

Human Capital
Description:

Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Director: Paolo Virzi

Rating: Unrated

Run Time: 111 minutes

Country: Italy

Language: Italian w/English subtitles

Genre: Drama

Cast: Febrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni

Showtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members

Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

The presence of another tremendous Italian actress, Valeria Golina, in a supporting role shows Human Capital's acting wealth. - Nick Hasted, The Arts Desk

The film is extremely well written and intricately constructed, with fine performances from a talented cast. It's quite an achievement to make a story of financial mismanagement as gripping as any thriller, but Virzi succeeds. - David Stratton, The Australian

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury
Jan
17
2015
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Mar
8
2015

Winter Solo Show Art Exhibit

Winter Solo Show Art Exhibit
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center's YesterHouse Galleries welcome nine distinctive member artists: Marilyn Cavallari, Ian Creitz, Sandra Carol Dovberg, Dona Mara Friedman, Kim Eng Yeo, Matthew Paul Lerman, Nancy Tips, Katrin Waite, and Helen Young. The artists work in a variety of mediums including everything from traditional oil to digital photography to eclectic mixed media. The Galleries are open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Time: 1/17/15 10:00am - 3/8/15 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center YesterHouse Galleries, Manchester
Nov
7
2014
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Mar
27
2015

Fibrations! NeEngland Fiber Art & Mixed-Media Invitational Exhibition

Fibrations! NeEngland Fiber Art & Mixed-Media Invitational Exhibition
Description:

The Great Hall, Vermont’s newest showcase for the arts in Springfield, presents its fifth exhibition, Fibrations! New England Fiber Art & Mixed-Media Invitational Exhibition. The exhibition opens Nov 7, with a free reception for the public from 5-7p.m. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Fibrations! continues weekly from 10-5 thru spring. Great Hall, One Hundred River Street. Springfield, VT, 802-885-3061, https://www.facebook.com/GreatHallSpringfield bob@springfielddevelopment.org jam@vermontel.net

Time: 11/7/14 5:00pm - 3/27/15 5:00pm
Location: The Great Hall, Springfield
Feb
6
2015
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Mar
27
2015

Ray Brown at gallery SIX

Ray Brown at gallery SIX
Description:

gallery SIX proudly displays abstract oil paintings by veteran Vermont artist Ray Brown. Featuring a lovely selection of recent works that draw from the artist's observations of form, light and color while traveling in Florida and Italy. Opening reception February 6, 4-8 pm, showing through March 27, 2015

Time: 2/6/15 4:00pm - 3/27/15 11:59pm
Location: gallery SIX, 6 Barre St, Montpelier
Jan
15
2015
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Mar
28
2015

HOOKED in the Valley

HOOKED in the Valley
Description:

Hooked in the Valley is an exhibit of work by the Mad River Rug Hookers. Consisting of the work of thirteen Valley residents, the exhibit presents 36 hooked rug pieces with a wide range of subject matter, color and design. The artists range from beginners to experts and encompass years of experience. The variety possible with rug hooking is evident with numerous pillows, footstools and purses that are on display. Festival Gallery is located at 5013 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT.

Time: 1/15/15 10:00am - 3/28/15 3:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Jan
16
2015
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Mar
28
2015

2nd Annual Winter Art Mart at Compass Music and Arts Center

2nd Annual Winter Art Mart at Compass Music and Arts Center
Description:

The winter season is upon us once again. Compass’ Winter Art Mart is an exhibit which celebrates this stunning season by showing work by local artists, many portraying Vermont’s beautiful winter season, along with a variety of other work in different media. Exhibiting artists include Gayl M. Braisted, Andrew David Christie, Lyn DuMoulin, Stu Hall, Maurie Harrington, Tom Merwin, Jim Samler, and Judith Reilly.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 16 from 5-7pm.

Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off of Arnold District Rd.)

Time: 1/16/15 10:00am - 3/28/15 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon
Jan
3
2015
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Mar
29
2015

Menagerie: Animals in Art

Menagerie: Animals in Art
Description:

In the exhibition, “Menagerie: Animals in Art”, twelve artists, working in painting and sculpture, portray a variety of animals: foxes, cows, dogs, horses, turkeys, bees, hedgehogs, butterflies, bobcats, and more. Artists include Aline Ordman, Adelaide Tyrol, Anna Dibble, Christopher Griffin, Gabriel Tempesta, Gary Milek, Georganna Lenssen, Giovanna Cecchetti, Janet Fredericks, Karen Petersen, Nissa Kauppila, and Rebecca Kinkead. The exhibition runs January 3rd, 2015 to March 29, 2015 in the Central Gallery of West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park. An artist reception will take place on February 28th, 2015 from 6-8:30PM.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jan
12
2015
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Mar
31
2015

The Eyes Have It: Portraits and Figures by August Burns

The Eyes Have It: Portraits and Figures by August Burns
Description:

An expressive collection of paintings and drawings of men and women of the area's most accomplished portraitists...sharing their varied stories with each individual gaze.

Time: 1/12/15 8:00am - 3/31/15 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier
Feb
3
2015
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Mar
31
2015

Sketches in Oil: Glen Coburn Hutcheson

Sketches in Oil: Glen Coburn Hutcheson
Description:

A loose array of work from observation, imagination, and memory, ranging from “unfinished” to “never to be finished.” Opening reception during Art Walk Montpelier, Friday February 6th, 4-8 pm.

Location: The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier
Jan
16
2015
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Apr
12
2015

Play Exhibition Opening

Play Exhibition Opening Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Helen Day Art Center presents an exhibition on the theme of play filled with interactive artwork from regional and national artists.

Time: 1/16/15 6:00pm - 4/12/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Dec
16
2014
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Apr
13
2015

Ceramic Vessels with Dasha Kalisa - Hand Building & Wheel - March Session

Ceramic Vessels with Dasha Kalisa - Hand Building & Wheel - March Session
Description:

Ceramic Vessels with Dasha Kalisz – Hand Building & Wheel – MarchSession - Adults/Teens
Mondays, March 16 – April 13, 6-8pm. Tuition $195 (includes materials). Register by calling 802-888-1261 or online at www.RiverArtsVT.org

Continue or begin to develop your skills and knowledge of hand building with slab construction. This class will explore the versatile techniques using slabs of clay to build forms. We will also investigate surface designs that serve to enrich our forms. Each student will have a chance to use the potters wheel during the course. Dasha will teach the basic steps of centering, opening and pulling the clay walls, and help intermediate throwers with problem areas. We will make projects of your choice, such as plates, mugs, bowls, and planters!

Time: 12/16/14 6:00pm - 4/13/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Jan
9
2015
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Apr
17
2015

Kinder Arts

Kinder Arts
Description:

Kinder Arts with Kelly Holt - Fridays 10-11:00am Drop-in. Ages 3-5 years. $6 /child. Punch cards available for purchase: $60 for 12 classes (2 free classes)

Join us for a morning of art exploration and creativity! Each week will feature a new theme and focus … explore action painting, create artwork to the rhythm of music, build sculptures as a group, participate in mural drawing and painting and more!

The River Arts’ Kinder Arts Program is an innovative exploratory arts program which features art-making through mixed media, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, music and movement for children ages 3-5. With a focus on experimentation and process, Kinder Arts provides young artists with a unique opportunity to use artistic media creatively and build on tactile experiences. Students learn about kids in art and the artists behind the work, as well as discover art from distant lands, exposing new vistas and expanding new possibilities!

Time: 1/9/15 10:00am - 4/17/15 11:00am
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Jan
6
2015
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Apr
19
2015

Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation

Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation
Description:

The Andy Warhol Foundation has recently made a gift of 10 prints to the museum, thereby more than doubling our Warhol holdings. Now, in addition to the artist’s iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, and Campbell’s Soup, the museum owns vivid portraits of Chairman Mao, Goethe, Sitting Bull, Ingrid Bergman, and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland (one of Warhol’s Reigning Queens of the mid-1980s). Free

Time: 1/6/15 8:00am - 4/19/15 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Feb
13
2015
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Apr
19
2015

Outside In: Art of the Street

Outside In: Art of the Street
Description:

From outlaw status to the auction room, street art has become a global phenomenon. Its major practitioners—JR, Banksy, and Shepard Fairey, to name a few—have achieved rock-star recognition. This exhibition presents the graphic art of 19 street artists whose prestige has carried them from urban legend into high-profile international art museums and galleries. Free

Location: Middlebury College, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Art Museum, Middlebury
Feb
13
2015
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May
17
2015

Spring Promise

Spring Promise
Description:

Spring Promise - Art Exhibit showing works by accomplished, creative painters, sculptors, photographers, writers and print makers.

Two beautifully lit rooms of stimulating selections for you and for giving.

Time: 2/13/15 5:00pm - 5/17/15 5:30pm
Location: Rt 4 KILLINGTON,Upstairs at Base Camp Outfitters.across the Killington, Rd., Killington
Feb
14
2015
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Jun
3
2015

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance
Description:

“Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance” focuses on the delicate complexity of artwork by Marc Civitarese, Janis Pozzi-Johnson, Jonathan Prince, and Helen Shulman. The work featured in “Subtle, Not Subtle” displays a delicate complexity that is easily overlooked by the casual viewer. The artists invite the viewer to join them in the act of contemplation and to explore nuance and subtlety in artwork. These artists reward the viewer with a powerful experience; emotional earthquakes that are anything but subtle. The exhibition runs February 14 to June 3, 2015 in the North Gallery of West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park. An artist reception takes place Saturday, February 28, 6-8:30PM.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Feb
14
2015
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Jun
3
2015

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance
Description:

“Subtle, Not Subtle” focuses on four artists whose work displays a delicate complexity that is easily overlooked by the casual viewer. Marc Civitarese abstracts the elements of realism--shape, form, and light--as a way of showing an introspective exploration of mankind, nature, and spirituality. Janis Pozzi-Johnson paints emotional, earthy tones in thick wax layers to form viscous color fields “as a visual metaphor for the often ineffable experiences of the human heart.” Working in oil and cold wax, Helen Schulman crafts paintings that engage the viewer in a quiet conversation about color and surface texture. These loose, gestural, and expressive paintings contain an undercurrent of spirituality and strong emotional overtones. Jonathan Prince’s steel sculptures contain some element that is torn or broken. These infractions are gloriously polished to reveal the tension of imperfection. Together, these artists invite the viewer to join them in the act of contemplation and to explore nuance and subtlety in artwork. These artists reward the viewer with a powerful experience; emotional earthquakes that are anything but subtle.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens
Description:

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. $5.00 suggested donation

For those of you who use writing classes as a way to set aside special time for your writing practice: Here is an irresistible gift … a clinic to keep your pen and mind in motion. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class.

River Arts hosts workshops, readings, and clinics devoted to supporting the myriad voices living within the community and surrounding areas. Read on to see what’s been going on, about to happen, and join us!

Time: 11/4/14 6:00pm - 12/29/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Open Studio Figure Drawing Drop-In

Open Studio Figure Drawing Drop-In
Description:

Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm.
$10.00 drop-in OR $90 punchcard for 10 classes (save $10)
open studio figure drawing imageThe Open Studio for Figure Drawing meets every Tuesday in the beautiful Robert C. Folley Performance Hall, located on the second floor of the River Arts Center. The group, which gathers from 6 – 8:30 p.m. invites and accommodates all levels of drawing/painting/sculpture backgrounds and expertise. The sessions feature a variety of approaches to working from the figure.

The open studio is open to the public for a small fee of $10 per session, and we encourage anyone interested in working from the figure to join us for a fun and creative evening.

Weekly Schedule: Cancelled Tuesday, November 25th!

1st Tuesday: One long pose with an artistically clothed/costumed model
2nd Tuesday: Traditional – Session begins with 10 – one minute poses, then the model assumes two 45 minute poses.
3rd Tuesday: One long pose
4th Tuesday: Traditional – Session begins with 10 – one minute poses, then the model assumes two 45 minute poses.

Time: 11/4/14 6:00pm - 12/29/15 8:30pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Jan
1
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Essex Art League Art Exhibits

Essex Art League Art Exhibits
Description:

Come feast your eyes on beautiful artwork created by Essex Art League members! Take in the beauty of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastels, and mixed media which are on display and for sale at the following locations: Phoenix Books, Essex Outlet Mall - The Essex Town Offices, Essex Junction, The Old Red Mill, Jericho, and an exciting new gallery space at the Unsworth Law Offices, 26 Railroad Avenue in Essex Junction. New work is rotated regularly, so you can enjoy many return visits!

Location: Multiple locations, Essex Junction