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Feb
25
2017

Concert: UMASS Percussion Ensemble

Concert: UMASS Percussion Ensemble
Description:

The UMass Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ayano Kataoka, performs in the museum’s Center Gallery.
Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. A versatile performer, she regularly presents music of diverse genres and mediums. A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Ms. Kataoka has participated in several consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and Alejandro Viñao. She was the first percussionist to be chosen for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, a three-season residency program for emerging artists offering high-profile performance opportunities in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society. Ms. Kataoka joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008.

ADMISSION: Free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under, $5 for all others

Time: 2/25/17 7:00am
Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Feb
25
2017

Borromeo Quartet

Borromeo Quartet
Description:

Renowned violinist Soovin Kim returns to FlynnSpace for this latest installment of The Beethoven Project. Kim provides background and context for Beethoven’s piece in the first half of this performance. Following a brief intermission, the quartet plays straight through, allowing the audience to apply their newly-acquired insight. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the Borromeo Quartet has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best there is.”

Time: 2/25/17 8:00am
Location: FlynnSpace, Flynn Center, Burlington
Feb
25
2017

Tiptoe Through the Tulips in the Year of the Rooster

Tiptoe Through the Tulips in the Year of the Rooster Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Iconic Vermont artist Annelein Beukenkamp offers an intensive watercolor workshop, with tulips and roosters as the subject matter for art studies: color mixing, composition, painting edges and negative spaces. Advance registration required; payments accepted through the website: www.bryangallery.org or over the phone using a credit card or paypal. Materials list will be furnished when registration is received.

Time: 2/25/17 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Feb
25
2017

Tiptoe through the Tulips in the Year of the Rooster

Tiptoe through the Tulips in the Year of the Rooster Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Annelein Beukenkamp will present a one day workshop in watercolor, "Tiptoe through the tulips in the year of the Rooster" - with both subjects being tackled in the class. Participants will learn techniques like negative painting, color mixing, edge control, brush handling and more. Beat the winter (cerulean) blues with some bright colors.

Attendance is limited. Cost: $110. Advance registration required.

Time: 2/25/17 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Feb
25
2017

Carve a Slate Relief

Carve a Slate Relief
Description:

Explore the ancient art of stone relief carving. This workshop is open to both beginners and those with previous carving experience. You will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to produce a slate relief and gain hand carving skills that will show you how to create depth, model, and add texture to your piece.

Class demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will be emphasized. Please bring safety glasses, a bag lunch, and a 12 x 12” line drawing (or find a symbol at the start of the workshop from the instructor’s design books) to translate into slate.

COST $95 includes tool rental & slate tile

Time: 2/25/17 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kerry O. Furlani Studio, Poultney
Feb
25
2017

MET Live in HD - Rusalka

MET Live in HD - Rusalka
Description:

Town Hall Theater broadcasts the Met Opera’s production of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka. This dark love story between a water spirit and a human man, derived in large part from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” will also star Jamie Barton in her role debut as the swamp witch Ježibaba, with Katarina Dalayman in her role debut as the Foreign Princess and Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince. A pre-show talk in the Byers Studio will take place before the broadcast at 12:15, courtesy of the Opera Company of Middlebury. Light refreshments are provided.

Tickets are available at the THT Box Office: 802-382-9222,www.townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday – Saturday noon – 5 pm

Saturday, February 25
1:00pm
Tickets $24/ $10 students

Town Hall Theater
68 South Pleasant St. Middlebury
802-388-1436
publicity@townhalltheater.org

Time: 2/25/17 1:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Feb
25
2017

An Afternoon Seminar: Fairy Tales and the RH Factor with Gretchen Stahl

An Afternoon Seminar: Fairy Tales and the RH Factor with Gretchen Stahl
Description:

What is it that attracts us to fairy tales? In this three hour workshop Gretchen Stahl will discuss the way fairy tales fuel the imagination and create possibilities for new understanding. This seminar will include hands-on learning, responses to poetry, and reflections of the afternoon. Participants will use this shared experience to build new appreciation for the importance of the fairy tale in our world today. Pre-registration is required. Sign-up at the adult circulation desk or call 223-3338.

Time: 2/25/17 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Kellog Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Feb
25
2017

Artist Forum at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Artist Forum at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents an Artist Forum, complementing the large group show "Spring Visions" on Saturday, February 25, from 5-7pm. The Forum will feature gallery artists Matt Brown, Torin Porter, Donald Saaf, and David Holzapfel, with introductions by gallery owners Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings.

Printmaker Matt Brown, from Lyme, New Hampshire, creates work in the Japanese hanga method, utilizing separate hand-carved blocks for each color. From Glover, Vermont, sculptor Torin Porter explores “humanness” in his imaginative, stylized steel figures. Fine Art and Folk Art intersect in the collage paintings of Marlboro artist Donald Saaf. Also from Marlboro, wood artist David Holzapfel’s structural forms celebrate the imperfections, personalities, and inherent beauty of wood.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works of the highest caliber that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

"Spring Visions" continues through March 12. Gallery hours are 11-5, Wednesday through Monday.​​​​

Time: 2/25/17 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Feb
25
2017

In/Voluntary Motion

In/Voluntary Motion Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In/Voluntary Motion investigates disabilities and disability culture. Paula Higa’s choreography takes inspiration from dystonia, a disability characterized by involuntary, often spasmodic movements. Her study of dystonic movements, in collaboration with visual artist Neil Marcus, produced patterns and phrasing for this piece. Higa aims to bring awareness to disability culture, ultimately questioning the perception of disability as a dysfunctional condition. Original music by Patricia Julien. Costume design by Winnie Looby. Lighting design by Bert Crosby.

Time: 2/25/17 7:00pm
Location: Mann Gymnasium, UVM Trinity Campus, Burlington
Feb
25
2017

Heart Soul Voice Ensemble: Music for a Winter's Night

Heart Soul Voice Ensemble: Music for a Winter's Night Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Boston-based Janna Maria Fröhlich, voice, harp, guitar; and Joy Grimes, violin, perform a diverse program of traditional and original Celtic music; songs related to the plays of William Shakespeare; and contemporary instrumentals and ballads in jazz and folk styles, including songs with audience input. Preceded at 6:00 by an optional supper of hearty homemade soups, nibbles and noshes; a dessert reception follows. Snow date: Sunday, Feb. 26, 4:00pm, with teatime supper following. Admission: $12.

Time: 2/25/17 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Guilford Community Church, Guilford
Feb
25
2017

Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night

Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night
Description:

Bluegrass Night returns to the big beautiful Mason's Hall on the top floor of the Catamount Arts building at 115 Eastern Ave in St. J. on Saturday November 19th. As always the evening will begin at 7 pm and features Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing. Special guest this month is Colin McCaffrey, who will go on at 8 pm.

East Montpelier's Colin McCaffrey is one of Vermont's finest musicians – a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist equally at home on guitar, mandolin, fiddle or bass. He is also a highly respected producer and songwriter and bandleader of the popular traditional country group The Stone Cold Roosters. Colin is also an alumnus of Catamount Crossing and appeared on Bob Amos's "Borrowed Time" CD.

Admission: Free (Donations Accepted)

Time: 2/25/17 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 115 Eastern Avenue, Saint Johnsbury
Feb
25
2017

Wheezer and Squeezer

Wheezer and Squeezer Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings present a rare and masterful Old World blend of traditional dance repertoire from Brittany, central France, and the British Isles, as well as original compositions inspired by dance forms from these regions. $15.00 or
$20.00 includes CD

Time: 2/25/17 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Feb
25
2017

Brandon Music presents Ben Cosgrove

Brandon Music presents Ben Cosgrove Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist from New England. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental work that straddles the line between folk and classical music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances are dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “passionately joyful… delicately romantic… fantastically uplifting” (MethuenLife) and “compelling and powerful” (The Harvard Crimson). Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 2/25/17 7:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Feb
25
2017

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center presents Carpenters Tribute Concert, starring Sally Olson

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center presents Carpenters Tribute Concert, starring Sally Olson Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Acclaimed Karen Carpenter sound-a-like, Sally Olson will appear in concert on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe. The show will include signature covers and hits by the Carpenters, such as “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “(They Long To Be) Close To You”, “Rainy Days And Mondays”, “Superstar” and more. Sally offers commentary on the history behind the Carpenters’ music, as well as Karen Carpenter’s rise to fame and her sudden and tragic death at the age of thirty-two, due to complications of anorexia nervosa. Carpenters Tribute Concert, debuted in January 2015 and was conceived by Bill Reed (musical director & piano) and Sally Olson (artistic director & lead vocals).

Dennis Delaney, Vermont Public Radio Commentator, has lauded Sally as “absolutely delightful” and Lane Gibson, recording studio owner, producer and engineer, claims that Sally has “an uncanny resemblance” and looks and sounds “just like Karen!” Sally is unsurpassed in her uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter, and her voice, appearance and stage-presence will have you convinced that the 1970s songstress lives on. Sally’s stunning vocals combined with state of the art video projection, vintage costumes, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and a live band lead by music director Bill Reed and featuring bassist Arthur DeQuasie and drummer Chanon Bernstein, will take you on an incredible journey into the world of the Carpenters. www.carpenterstributeconcert.com

Admission: $20 in advance/$25 day of show. For more information, please contact Meghan Reichelt, Marketing & Sales Director at Spruce Peak: mreichelt@sprucepeakarts.org

Venue: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT 05672
www.sprucepeakarts.com | 802-760-4634

Time: 2/25/17 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Feb
25
2017

Musicians from Marlboro

Musicians from Marlboro Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Celebrating its 52nd seasons, the Musicians From Marlboro touring program was created as an extension of Vermont’s Marlboro Music Festival. “…so fresh and full-blooded, so full of earthy vitality and sheer sensual pleasure, that it made you happy to be alive.”—Washington Post. Thomas Adès’s Arcadiana is the centerpiece of a memorable program that also features piano trios by Haydn and Fauré and Brahms’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111.
Reserved seating: adults $33 advance, $35 day of; students $10; kids 5 and under free
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 2/25/17 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Feb
25
2017

The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section

The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets; $18 advance available at vtartxchange.org and $22 at the door.

A local favorite dance party band that gets you moving from Michael Jackson, the Kinks to B-52s, Earth Wind & Fire, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and the Stones.

Time: 2/25/17 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Masonic Hall, Bennington
Feb
25
2017

The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section

The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section
Description:

Vermont Arts Exchange Basement Series presents another rocking local favorite dance party band that gets you moving… from Michael Jackson and the Kinks to the B-52s, Earth Wind & Fire, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones.

Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $22, Students $10

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Time: 2/25/17 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington
Feb
7
2017
– THRU –
Feb
25
2017

After Hours: The Art of a Framer

After Hours: The Art of a Framer
Description:

And you thought they were just framers. Harrumph.
You didn't know those three ladies that frame your special projects were artists?

It's quite amazing what people do in their free time.

In this special group show, Heidi Lyon-Fish, Kasey Loyer and Whitney Aldrich show you their other creative side through paintings, illustrations, and sculpture.

Artist reception: Friday, February 10 from 6p.m. – 8p.m.
Take this chance to learn more about Heidi, Kasey and Whitney and see what they do during the "After Hours." Free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Music by Dave Keller!

Time: 2/7/17 10:00am - 2/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury
Jan
13
2017
– THRU –
Feb
25
2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 1/13/17 12:00pm - 2/25/17 5:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater's Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Feb
24
2017
– THRU –
Feb
26
2017

Bach Motets and Flute Sonatas

Bach Motets and Flute Sonatas
Description:

Bach: Motets and Flute Sonatas

with Karen Kevra, flute, Mary Jane Austin, harpsichord, and John Dunlop, cello

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 7:30 pm, St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Burlington
Sat Feb 25, 7:30 pm, St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury
Sun Feb 26, 3:00 pm, Unitarian Church, Montpelier

Vermont's premiere vocal ensemble Counterpoint is pleased to present performances of Bach Motets & Flute Sonatas this February.

In collaboration with accomplished Vermont musicians Karen Kevra on flute, Mary Jane Austin on harpsichord, and John Dunlop on cello, this concert is guaranteed to please. It combines four motets, including the popular “Lobet den Herrn” and the seldom heard Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf”, with the extraordinary E-minor flute sonata and other works. The selections on this program are sure to titillate the ears of Bach aficionados as well as newcomers to his intricate and delicately crafted style.

Time: 2/24/17 7:30pm - 2/26/17 11:59pm
Location: Burlington, Middlebury, and Montpelier, Statewide
Feb
3
2017
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Feb
28
2017

2017 Student Art Show

2017 Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Student Art Show 2017

From the quiet of winter emerges much energy and excitement as the local students present their art in this annual show. It is a very special time for students, their families and the community to see their work displayed in a professional gallery setting.
Student work is from Barstow Memorial School, Leicester Central School, Lothrop Elementary School, Neshobe School, Otter Valley High School and Middle School, Proctor Elementary School, Sudbury Country School, and Whiting Elementary School. It covers a large assortment of media and shows the quality of the art education in our schools.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a big supporter of art education, and contributes generously through community art projects and auctions. Most recently “An Artful Journey”, a series of art workshops for children and adults, taught by the Brandon Artists Guild members and local teachers, provided revenue for the schools.

We invite you to come and support art education in our area schools by attending this popular event. The show opening will take place Friday, February 3rd, 5 – 7pm., and will hang through February 28th.

The Brandon Artists Guild is at 7 Center St. Brandon, VT.
Winter hours are, 10am – 5pm, Tues. - Sun.
802-247-4956
www.brandonartistsguild.org.

Time: 2/3/17 5:00pm - 2/28/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Jan
4
2017
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Feb
28
2017

Friends & Lovers Felt Tapestry Exhibit

Friends & Lovers Felt Tapestry Exhibit
Description:

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

Location: Bagitos Bagel cafe, Montpelier
Feb
1
2017
– THRU –
Feb
28
2017

February Art Exhibit

February Art Exhibit
Description:

Transfixed” - Oil paintings by tattoo artist, Lila Rees - Karen Kitzmiller Room.

Location: Kellog Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Feb
23
2017
– THRU –
Mar
5
2017

UVM Theatre presents "Spring Awakening"

UVM Theatre presents "Spring Awakening"
Description:

UVM Theatre presents the award winning musical Spring Awakening. With a brilliant and unforgettable score by Duncan Sheik Spring Awakening has emerged as a modern masterpiece that explores the longings and doubts, joys and fears of a group of young people on their journey of self-discovery. Critics have hailed Spring Awakening as “the best new musical in a generation”. Fusing soaring vocals and uplifting rock and roll Spring Awakening is an exhilarating theatrical experience like no other.

Time: 2/23/17 7:30pm - 3/5/17 4:30pm
Location: The Royall Tyler Theatre - University of Vermont, Burlington
Feb
15
2017
– THRU –
Mar
5
2017

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Northern Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning author Neil Simon’s charming comedy, which follows long-married Barney Cashman, a forty-seven-year-old seafood restaurant owner, as he tries to have one passionate tryst before opportunity passes him by. His attempts to become God’s gift to women offer a hilarious look at a fine fellow who just can’t seem to succeed in sinning.

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
Advisory: Ages 12 and up for subject matter.

Location: The Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates St, White River Junction
Feb
3
2017
– THRU –
Mar
11
2017

Opening Reception / Show 15 at The Front

Opening Reception / Show 15 at The Front Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Front Gallery celebrates SHOW 15 with an opening reception on Friday, February 3, 2017, 4-8 PM, coinciding with Montpelier Alive’s citywide Art Walk. SHOW 15 will present the latest works of the collective gallery’s Vermont-based contemporary artists. Light refreshments and drinks will be served, accompanied by live music. The show runs from February 3 - March 11, 2017. Gallery hours are Friday 5 - 8 PM, Sat 11 AM-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists will be available for sale. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 2/3/17 4:00pm - 3/11/17 8:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jan
30
2017
– THRU –
Mar
17
2017

On Photography

On Photography Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

On Photography is an exhibition in two parts, featuring the work of Cig Harvey, Kelly Holt, Duncan Johnson, Brittany M. Powell and Mary Zompetti.

January 30 - March 17, 2017

Julian Scott Memorial Gallery • Johnson State College • 337 College Hill - Johnson, VT

• Opening Reception - Response: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5 p.m.

• Opening Reception - Impression: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Julian Scott Memorial Gallery unveils a photography series of exhibitions On Photography - opening a visual dialogue in contemporary homage to Susan Sontag’s collection of essays originally published in 1977. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt.

The series opens with "Response" - featuring the work of Vermont artists Kelly Holt, Duncan Johnson and Mary Zompetti. Each artist is responding to the energy of a certain place/space. Holt’s black and white photography creates urban stories - juxtaposing architectural details with abstract surfaces and fleeting images of figures. Johnson’s photographic work responds to spaces in his studio, where he works with reclaimed wood. Images are architectural in nature - with an interplay of light and shadow. Zompetti’s images from remote areas of northern Iceland reveal ways to explore landscape through optical elements. Phases - her series of 28 moon phases will be accompanied by an an audio component.

On Photography closes with "Impression" - portraits by acclaimed Maine photographer Cig Harvey and California photographer Brittany Powell. Exhibited are selections from Harvey’s transformative second monograph, Gardening at Night - an exploration of home, family, nature, and time. The work is paired with Powell’s photographic and multimedia exploration of the role debt plays in our personal identity and social structure - The Debt Project, provides powerful dialogue.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Gallery is also open during performances at Dibden Center for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public.

Location: Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Johnson State College, Johnson
Feb
15
2017
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Mar
18
2017

Revival: Stone and Steel

Revival: Stone and Steel Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

"Revival: Stone and Steel" features work from Vermont artists Don Ramey, Paul Marr Hilliard, Heather Ritchie & Sabrina Fadial running from February 15 through March 18, 2017. This group show represents the talent and exploration of four sculptors from Vermont’s stone carving and fabrication traditions. Delving into the hands-on manipulation of stone and steel and bringing them to life, reviving them in unique figural, botanical, mechanical and conceptual ways.
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Artist's reception: Friday, February 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments from local Rays of Sunshine Bakery will be served.
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The Castleton Downtown Gallery is located in the Center St. Alley on Center St. in Downtown Rutland.
(The alley is directly across the street from Yellow Deli, the gallery is at the bottom of the alley, to the right.)
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Visit the Castleton University Galleries Facebook page for updates, photos, closings and more!

Time: 2/15/17 11:00am - 3/18/17 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Jan
3
2017
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Mar
18
2017

Registration now open for Winter Classes at NECCA!

Registration now open for Winter Classes at NECCA!
Description:

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

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

For more information visit our website www.necenterforcircusarts.org

Location: New England Center for Circus Arts, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #300, Brattleboro
Feb
11
2017
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Mar
19
2017

a Cure for Cabin Fever- art & craft expo

a Cure for Cabin Fever- art & craft expo
Description:

Art + Craft = a Cure for Cabin Fever!

10 featured local artists and craftsmen display a wide variety of original work in wood, clay, textiles, metal clay, acrylics, iron, steel and more. The show is located in the 103 Artisans Marketplace, a beautiful gallery space that is owned by artisans Elise and Payne Junker, displaying their work in metal, as well as that of over 100 other artists and craftsmen. The Cabin Fever Expo highlights new works and original pieces, from exquisitly detailed furniture by Bud Nadeau, to intricately pieced and quilted compositions by Susan Damon Balch, evocative vermont barn studies by Marcia Dockum, colorful Cow art by Woody Jackson, steelscapes play with shadow and light by Payne Junker Studio, sawdust fired pottery by Kathy Stone and more. Well worth the trip to Chester!

Time: 2/11/17 10:00am - 3/19/17 5:00pm
Location: 103 artisans marketplace, Chester
Oct
14
2016
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Mar
31
2017

Signs of Life

Signs of Life Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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

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

Time: 10/14/16 5:00pm - 3/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Great Hall, Springfield
Feb
1
2017
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Mar
31
2017

Avian Inspired

Avian Inspired
Description:

Berlin, Vermont, resident Linda Mirabile will display her most recent work in the CVMC gallery. This series is all about birds and bird-related images. Linda's portraits of birds, both resident and from other parts of the world, are larger than life and extremely detailed. Her goal with this new work isn't so much about being anatomically correct (although she is) but about capturing the essence and personality of our avian neighbors. Her work is primarily done in acrylic on either Fabriano hot-pressed watercolor paper or birch panels. The show is open 24/7 as this is in the CVMC gallery space in the hospital lobby.

Location: Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery, Barre
Feb
17
2017
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Apr
1
2017

Amy Ross: Butterfly Effect

Amy Ross: Butterfly Effect
Description:

Amy Ross expands on her methodology of “artist as mad scientist” in her most current body of work, Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect is a concept wherein a single small cause has an overwhelmingly significant effect. Some believe that the flap of a butterfly’s wing could cause or change the course of a tornado. In Ross’ new paintings, it is a single stroke of the paintbrush. By introducing a line connecting a bird to a flower, she raises questions about evolution, our interconnectedness and our interdependence. The introduction of tiny seemingly innocuous insect into a painting changes the course of evolution.

Illustrating the “perversion of the natural world wrought by genetic engineering and mutation gone awry”Ross now considers the effect of energies beyond human perception, positing that perhaps, we not only know much less than we might like to think, we are certainly in much less control.

Time: 2/17/17 11:00am - 4/1/17 5:30pm
Location: Walker Contemporary, Waitsfield
Feb
17
2017
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Apr
1
2017

Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont

Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Through the centuries, botanical art has combined precise observation of plant life with the balance and beauty of original compositions. ‘Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont’ presents the work of three of Vermont’s finest botanical artists. Bobbi Angell, Susan Bull Riley, and Stephanie Whitney-Payne clearly have a passion for the plants as well as the work, revealing a relationship with the subject that is intimate and deeply focused.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 17 from 4:00-7:00pm. The exhibit runs through April 1.

Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Feb
3
2017
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Apr
2
2017

2016-2017 Legacy Collection New Installation

2016-2017 Legacy Collection New Installation Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's 2016 - 2017 Legacy Collection is re-presented for the final time of its annual cycle in its Main and Middle Room Galleries. Refreshed and re-installed, this exhibition of 200 paintings includes those by 23 artists in its Living Legacy installation whose work has been most popular with the gallery's patrons over the last year. An additional ten artists make up the Legends of Legacy installation, including works by Thomas Curtin, Alden Bryan and Mary Bryan. The gallery is open by appointment at any time.

Time: 2/3/17 11:00am - 4/2/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jan
20
2017
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Apr
8
2017

Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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

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

Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr

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

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

Time: 1/10/17 10:00am - 4/23/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury
Feb
17
2017
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Apr
30
2017

American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity

American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Since the arrival of the first itinerant portrait painters in the colonies, Americans have created portraits to commemorate loved ones, glorify the famous, establish national myths, and honor shared heroes. Whether on canvas, in stone, in bronze, on film, or in binary code, we spend considerable time creating, contemplating, and collecting our likenesses. This exhibit, which brings together 90 portraits from more than 20 collections, explores and explains Americans’ 300-year fascination with images of themselves. Free

Time: 2/17/17 10:00am - 4/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
Feb
18
2017
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May
15
2017

Registration for GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program

Registration for GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Green Mountain Youth Symphony's Creative Arts & Music Program (GMYS CAMP) will be held Sunday, August 6th through Saturday, August 12th at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont. We have been holding this summer program at JSC since 2006 and it has become an integral part of our program for our intermediate - advanced musicians. GMYS CAMP 2017 is supported in part by a generous grant from the Vermont Arts Council.

GMYS CAMP is very popular with our musicians and many of them tell us it's the highlight of their musical year. We hold a single set of auditions for CAMP and placement in the orchestras for next fall. Auditions will be held in the spring.

The GMYS summer program isn't just for students who play with us during the concert season. We welcome all intermediate-advanced students of all orchestral instruments to audition.

During CAMP, every musician will get to work with a variety of professionals on chamber music, eurhythmics, and orchestra music. Each student also has a private lesson during the week. There is time each day for individual practice and a variety of recreational activities - organized and spontaneous. We will also offer several electives during the week – some musical, some cover other topics.

An early bird $200 discount is available for registrations postmarked by March 11th. Applications are available for download at our website www.gmys-vt.org. The application includes information about our need-based financial aid.

Location: Johnson State College, Johnson
Feb
10
2017
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Jun
24
2017

The SHE Project - Part I

The SHE Project - Part I Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The SHE Project – Part I
Kristen M. Watson and Mary Admasian

With a nod to the tradition of femmage, art constructed of found and saved objects that express a female narrative, the artists use mirrors, cosmetics, beautification products, and natural elements to address themes around self-confidence, worth, and age-related sexual power. They explore their own experiences as targets of aggressively marketed “beautification” products that promise youth, glamour, and success. Watson & Admasian create compelling works that comment on the influence of history, social norms, perception, social media, and vanity on the current state of womanhood.

February 10 - June 24, 2017
Castleton University Bank Gallery

Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.
Castleton University, Herrick Auditorium

Opening Reception
March 10, 5-8 p.m. with artist’s talk at 7 p.m.
CU Bank Gallery

Closing Reception
Friday, June 16, 5-8 p.m.
CU Bank Gallery

The CU Bank Gallery
104 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
On the corner of Center St. and Merchants Row
Thursday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Time: 2/10/17 12:00pm - 6/24/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
Sep
4
2015
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Aug
31
2017

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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

Includes

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

Location: Sculpture Garden - Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier