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Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Jun
26
2016

American Salute Pops Concert

American Salute Pops Concert
Description:

Members of the Sage City Symphony and The Music Company Orchestra present an “American Salute” Pops Concert at the Village School of North Bennington. Conductor Gerald Lanoue will conduct members of both orchestras as they entertain the audience with an array of favorites old and new, including excerpts from “The King and I”, highlights from “Wicked”, the popular “Armed Forces Salute” and many other pieces.
Fee will donation with all proceeds benefiting the Village School’s String Program, now celebrating its 25th year. Rain or Shine. VSNB is located between Church Street and School Street, a block behind the McCullough Library in North Bennington.

Time: 6/26/16 4:00am
Location: Village School of North Bennington, North Bennington
May
5
2016
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Jun
27
2016

From Farm to Table

From Farm to Table Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrates spring planting with an exhibit of 100 works by 50 Vermont artists: From Farm to Table. Ranging from planting to frowing to harvesting to marketing to feasting, the exhibit is rich and delicious in the visual imagery of farm and garden.

The gallery is open by appointment at any time.

Time: 5/5/16 11:00am - 6/27/16 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May
6
2016
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Jun
28
2016

Dolores Furnari: Early American Decoration in Retrospect

Dolores Furnari: Early American Decoration in Retrospect Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Opening Reception May 6, 5 to 7pm.
Exhibit through June 28.

Historic decorative art by Brandon Artists Guild president Dolores Furnari will be featured in May and June. Centuries old techniques are used to create stenciling on tin and wood, reverse glass painting, and theorem painting. Furnari, owner of Country Owl Studio in Brandon, teaches classes in these ancient techniques.

Furnari is also an active member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Inc. (HSEAD) since 1974. She will have a few hands-on demonstrations while the exhibit is on view.

Brandon Artists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, VT 05733
802 247-4956
www.brandonartistsguild.org

Time: 5/6/16 5:00pm - 6/28/16 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Fair Haven
Jun
1
2016
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Jun
30
2016

Barn Quilt Challenge

Barn Quilt Challenge
Description:

2016 Swanton Arts Council
Barn Quilt Challenge

The Goal: Create Public Art

3 Ways To Participate:
Create and Display your Barn Quilt for all to see! (no entry fee required – help promote public art)
Take the Barn Quilt Community Challenge! ($5 entry fee)
Join the Franklin County VT Barn Quilt Trail (Celebrate your public art!)

Barn Quilt Community Challenge
Fee: $5 per entry to be involved in the judging
Judged on the following criteria:
Technique: Quality of execution of the painting and control of the medium. (i.e.: solid colors, straight lines, no bleeding)
Use of Color and Shape: Color combinations, quality of the colors, balance and the impact and statement of the piece.
Complexity of Design: How the artist carried out the theme and how much creativity was used.
Two Winners:
Distinguished Artist Choice Award: Chosen by a panel of three local artists.
Community Choice Award: Winner chosen by popular vote on the Swanton Arts Council Facebook page.

Challenge runs the entire month of June. Judging will be held the first week in July.

How to display your Barn Quilt:
Hang, lean, stand or post any size or style of painted artwork on the exterior of your house, garage, barn, fence, etc. Take part in celebrating art!

How To Get Involved in the Community Challenge:
Send your entry fee to SAC, 98 Spring Street, Swanton, VT 05488
Send a private message through the SAC Facebook page to make arrangements to drop off your entry fee.
Email us at swantonartscouncil@gmail.com
Sign up online at www.swantonartscouncil.org
Contact Kris Daignault at outinthevalley@yahoo.com or at 802-309-3376

How to sign up for the Franklin County VT Barn Quilt Trail
Contact Fern at fmercure@myfairpoint.net or D. Parent at dlaroseparent@yahoo.com with your complete street address (including zip code)

Location: Franklin County, Swanton
May
20
2016
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Jul
2
2016

Full Circle: Emerging Images Within Handmade Paper

Full Circle: Emerging Images Within Handmade Paper Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Jackson Gallery is pleased to present Full Circles: Emerging Images Within Handmade Paper, a solo exhibition by Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead opening May 20, 2016. This collection of pulp paintings made with hand made paper invites the viewer to travel through the seasons and the landscape, from fields, forests and farmland to waterways and the seaside. The process of creating a pulp painting begins with water and plants, which become paper and fibers in the paintings. The show explores the cycles of the seasons; the wonders of plants, which just keep giving; and water, which is necessary for plants and paper and all living things.

May 20-July 2 2016
Opening Reception May 27th, 5-7 pm
Free

Time: 5/20/16 12:00pm - 7/2/16 5:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater's Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Jun
16
2016
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Jul
2
2016

Table Manners

Table Manners Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Tony Award winning Table Manners is part of the brilliant British playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s jigsaw-puzzle trilogy called The Norman Conquests, a meditation on loneliness, family and marriage, wrapped in a sweet coating of delicious comedy. In Table Manners, Annie has arranged to spend an illicit weekend with her sister Ruth's husband Norman, and for this reason, suitably disguised, has asked her elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after their widowed mother and the house. As it happens the seduction, thought or planned, by each of the six characters never takes place either. Table Manners, is set in the dining room of the family home where we spend the weekend in the company of these two married couples, whose marriages have long since gone to pieces, and a third couple whose lengthy courtship is going nowhere. Fun ensues!

Run Dates: June 16, 17, 18, 19;
21*, 22, 23, 24, 25;
28*, 29, 30, 1, 2

Location: 104 Cheney Rd Dorset VT 05251, Dorset
Jun
16
2016
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Jul
3
2016

"Seussical™" at Stowe Theatre Guild

"Seussical™" at Stowe Theatre Guild Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Seussical™ is a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, but it isn’t just a string of his stories set to music. And it isn’t just one of his stories — it’s a story that weaves together Seuss’s most famous words and characters in unexpected new ways.
The Seuss lexicon includes hundreds of wondrous characters, creatures, places and things. Many characters who never met one another before will meet in this musical.
Dr. Seuss believed in helping a friend, in not giving up, in keeping a promise. He believed in the value and dignity of others, in working to preserve the fragile sweetness of the natural world, and he believed that peace is the ultimate ideal, among nations and in every heart. He also believed in the pure power of the imagination.
While it will be a magical show for family members of all ages, Seussical™ explores many of the serious concerns at the heart of Seuss’s work and reminds us that all great thinkers feel “Alone in the Universe” at times, and that “a person is a person, no matter how small.”

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Auditions: Friday, Feb. 12, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Callbacks, if needed, will be Sunday, Feb. 14, 1-4 p.m.

Shows (12): Thursday-Saturday, June 16-18, 23-25, 30 and July 1-2, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 19, 26 and July 3, 2 p.m. matinees.

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Director: Beth Esmond • Music Director: Carol Spradling
Producer: Scott Esmond • Choreographer: Jean-Marie Mellichamp

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Music by Stephen Flaherty • Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Location: Town Hall Theater, 67 Main St., Stowe
Apr
5
2016
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Jul
5
2016

Works by Richard Coyne at The Bridge Resort Gallery

Works by Richard Coyne at The Bridge Resort Gallery
Description:

When Richard Coyne came to the Vermont Festival of the Arts’ Plein Air Paint-Out last summer, he stayed a few extra days to paint some more. See his lovely oil landscape paintings on display in the lobby of The Bridges Resort Fitness Center through July 5, 2016. Open daily until 10 pm. Free admission to view the paintings. The Bridges Resort Gallery is curated by Valley Arts.

Time: 4/5/16 7:00am - 7/5/16 10:00pm
Location: 202 Bridges Circle, Waitsfield
May
12
2016
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Jul
5
2016

Rick Loya Exhibit

Rick Loya Exhibit
Description:

The paintings in this collection by Rick Loya are inspired by his surrounding and through his passion for the outdoors as a skier, cyclist, and hiker. His work as an artist extends to his love for theater as a set designer and his business as a sign maker.

Location: Morrisville Post Office, Morrisville
May
5
2016
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Jul
5
2016

River Works 2 - Group Exhibit at River Arts

River Works 2 - Group Exhibit at River Arts Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

River Works 2 Exhibit at River Arts

May 5 - July 5, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5-7pm

Artists:

Sean Clute, Liz Kauffman, Robert Malbon, Elizabeth Nelson, Jean O'Conor, Kent Shaw, Rett Sturman, Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa



The River Arts Center’s name and location hold an emotional connection to Vermont rivers. Stewardship of environment in our community is vital. We see the bend in the Lamoille River at the Oxbow from the Center. Rivers are an important part of Lamoille County’s economic engine, with three locations for hydropower within three miles. Water is always moving. Change is constant.



River Works 2 includes riveting paintings by Rett Sturman, Elizabeth Nelson and Liz Kauffman. A wide variety of photographic work by Katherine Lipke Vigesaa and Robert Malbon shows many angles on the river theme. Kent Shaw has a powerful photographic installation that introduces the exhibit as viewers ascend the stairs to the Gallery. Poetry and photography unite in Kent Shaw and Jean O’Conor’s collaborative piece. “Gihon,” a powerful sound installation by Sean Clute will have it's own private space adjacent to the gallery.


River Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, is located at 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. For more information, call 888-1261, or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
1
2016
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Jul
9
2016

The Foreigner

The Foreigner
Description:

The Foreigner is a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. Following its premiere in Milwaukee, the play opened on November 1, 1984 at New York City's Astor Place Theatre where it ran for 686 performances. In recent years this Off-Broadway comedy has grown into a staple of American theater.
Writing for the Los Angeles Times, reviewer Philip Brandes said:
"One reason Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" is so frequently performed is because it's one of the few modern comedies that remains true to human nature despite its absurd excesses. Another reason is that it's outrageously funny.

Time: 6/1/16 7:30pm - 7/9/16 11:59pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
May
21
2016
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Jul
10
2016

Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass

Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Works by members of the Vermont Glass Guild will be on display in the spacious galleries of the Wilson Museum, a soaring exhibition space designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen.

Time: 5/21/16 10:00am - 7/10/16 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center
Jun
23
2016
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Jul
10
2016

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Most Fun-filled Class You’ll Ever Attend

The Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught children history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to “Do The Circulations” on Weston’s OtherStages this summer! With its infectious energy and classic sing-along numbers, Schoolhouse Rock Live! is fun for the whole family. Don’t miss our talented Young Company in this delightful one-hour musical. 60 minutes. No intermission.

Sponsored by J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery

Time: 6/23/16 3:00pm - 7/10/16 11:59pm
Location: 982 Rte 100, Weston
Jun
12
2016
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Jul
11
2016

Richmond Rug Hookers

Richmond Rug Hookers
Description:

Richmond Rug Hookers of the Chittenden County area display their hooked rugs, pillows and ornaments
Twenty two members are represented. Rug Hooking is an art creating design and texture with color and patterns.

Below is 'Rufus' designed and hooked by Sara Burghoff

Time: 6/12/16 10:00am - 7/11/16 3:00pm
Location: Emile A Gruippe Gallery, Jericho
Jun
4
2016
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Jul
17
2016

Domesticated Beasts and Dreams of Home : Early Summer Group Show

Domesticated Beasts and Dreams of Home : Early Summer Group Show Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Paintings, photographs, digital media, sculpture, and glass from an assortment of artists.

Featuring works by Julie Goetz, paintings; Joe Fucigna, paintings, Cynthia Kirkwood, paintings; Gloria King Merritt, digital media; Mark Schwabe, sculpture; John Matusz, sculpture; Steve Farrar, sculpture; and Charlotte Potter, glass.

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: 6/4/16 12:00pm - 7/17/16 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Jun
3
2016
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Jul
29
2016

‘The Sky’s the Limit’: A Vermont Pastel Society exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center

‘The Sky’s the Limit’: A Vermont Pastel Society exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Compass Music and Arts Center presents ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, a juried exhibit of work by members of the Vermont Pastel Society (VPS). Capitalizing on the many meanings of the double entendre of ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, the exhibit showcases the wide range of work from 26 of the 100 society member artists. Two nationally respected pastel painters, Alan Flattmann and Karen Israel, juried the exhibit. Christine Ivers, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, will bring her discerning eye to the venue as the exhibition’s judge. An opening reception with the awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 1-3pm. The exhibit will run June 3 through July 29.

Time: 6/3/16 10:00am - 7/29/16 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
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
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
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
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
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