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Aug
24
2016

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof
Description:

Raise the Roof documents the fascinating process of the reconstruction of a richly painted ceiling on an 18th century wooden Polish synagogue which is now installed in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The project was directed by Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio. Founded in 2002, "Handshouse creates projects outside of the traditional classroom that energize history through the reconstruction of large historical objects." www.handshouse.org www.polishsynagogue.com

Time: 8/24/16 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe
Aug
23
2016
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Aug
24
2016

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Town Hall Theater Young Company will perform an inventive and hilarious retelling of Alice and Wonderland. THT’s Young Company is comprised of eighteen actors from the ages of 12-24. They’ll create a highly physical performance of Alice using elements of contemporary dance, slapstick and commedia d'ell arte.

August 23 & 24 @ 7pm

The production is suitable for families with children 8 and up, due to some dark themes. Tickets are $10/ $5 people 12 and under.

Town Hall Theater
68 South Pleasant St.
Middlebury
publicity@townhalltheater.org

Time: 8/23/16 7:00pm - 8/24/16 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Aug
24
2016
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Aug
26
2016

Watercolor Painting En Plein Air

Watercolor Painting En Plein Air Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Watercolor is known as an especially spontaneous and carefree medium that brings pleasure to viewers and painters alike. Ned Reade will show you a step by step process that will help ensure success without losing freedom. On location he first looks for a scene that “speaks” to him and explains what he wants to convey. He starts with a value sketch, moves though loose washes to finding forms, and finishes with accents that pull the painting together. He has given watercolor workshops on Martha’s Vineyard Island for over 25 years and is excited to exchange harbors, buoys and boats for the mountains, fields, and farms of Vermont! He paints directly using clean washes and strong compositions to achieve his painting objectives. Each day starts with a demonstration and ends with a group critique at the end of the afternoon. The workshop is open to painters from beginners to seasoned artists. Some familiarity with working outside on location is helpful but not required.

Instructor: Ned Reade
Registration deadline is August 17

Members: $215, Non-members: $235
plein air locations

Time: 8/24/16 9:30am - 8/26/16 3:30pm
Location: 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
Aug
22
2016
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Aug
26
2016

Camp Danger

Camp Danger
Description:

FULL DAY ART CAMPS
All full day camps are 10am-4pm. See camp descriptions for ages.
Unless otherwise noted, pick up and drop off at VAE at 48 Main Street in North Bennington.
Art Campers also enjoy a mid-day swim break at neighboring Lake Paran.
Campers are to bring a bag lunch, water shoes, towel and sunscreen if needed.

CAMP DANGER, August 22nd-26th, Instructed by Matthew Marks and Matthew Perry, Ages 8+, $225
“You are not aware of your strength until you're pushed to the edge. Take the risk, either you win or you learn.” ~Malika E. Nura
Here at VAE, we are always taking risks. This week we explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual zones. Be prepared to get messy, work with elements like fire, water, height and weight. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as the pen, which some say is mightier than the sword. We will also learn and understand the basics in safety and first aid with visits from folks like the local fire & safety depts. Art + Nature + Science = Camp Danger = Fun!

Time: 8/22/16 10:00am - 8/26/16 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington
Jul
5
2016
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Aug
26
2016

Amanda Amend, "Viajes" ("Travels")

Amanda Amend, "Viajes" ("Travels") Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council presents a collection of watercolor paintings by Burlington-based artist Amanda Amend. Amend's works, aptly named "Viajes," or "Travels," were inspired by foreign landscapes as well as her home in Vermont. There will be an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.

Time: 7/5/16 8:00am - 8/26/16 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at the Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
Aug
5
2016
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Aug
27
2016

The Effects of Birdsong on Shifting Strata: Paintings and Poems by Tom Merwin and the Artists of the Forty-Seven Main Street Group

The Effects of Birdsong on Shifting Strata: Paintings and Poems by Tom Merwin and the Artists of the Forty-Seven Main Street Group Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Well known Castleton artist Tom Merwin has a passion: supporting people who have mental health issues. Merwin recognizes the therapeutic, as well as the creative power, of art as an expressive tool and knows that the creative arts can open ourselves to inner depths of expression and imagery. The finished work can then often act as a strong communication tool for the rest of the world. Merwin established the group known as the ‘Artists of the Forty-Seven Main Street Group’, comprised of individuals with various challenges, offering them the use of his own studio to paint in an environment described by Vincent Van Gogh as a “universal and healing communion of art”. The exhibit combines visual arts with poetry and showcases the outcomes of this distinctive collaboration. The exhibit will run through August 27. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, August 7 from 1:00-3:00pm.

Time: 8/5/16 10:00am - 8/27/16 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
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
Aug
14
2016
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Aug
27
2016

Sandglass Theater's Puppet Arts Training Summer Intensive Program

Sandglass Theater's Puppet Arts Training Summer Intensive Program
Description:

The SANDGLASS PUPPET ARTS SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM will be August 14-27, 2016
Application Deadline is June 1, 2016

The Intensive

Sandglass Theater is offering a two-week intensive workshop in Puppet Theater. This program is offered to puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers and writers who want to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet.
The Method

Sandglass Theater believes that the puppet, as a theatrical medium, unlocks doors to our more secret sides and to integrating parts of ourselves. This includes the worlds of our dreams and memories, as well as all the metaphorical possibilities of theater.

The objective of this training program is to inspire theater artists to understand and to experience the puppet as a theatrical medium. Sandglass believes in integrating this understanding of the puppet within the larger picture of expressive theater. Sandglass teaches a method of manipulation developed in over 30 years of workshops in Europe and America. Key to the training is the link between the approach to manipulation and the content of the performed work.

Classes during the intensive will be scheduled for five and a half days per week. Daily sessions will include body training and breath development with relation to puppet performance, training in manipulation technique and its relation to artistic statement, and training in materials and their metaphorical implications. Guided improvisations will lead to development of work that stresses ensemble creation as well as touching on directing techniques for puppet theater. Participants will also receive open workshop time for puppet building. The program will include some evening and weekend sessions with Sandglass company members and guests on a variety of subjects. Guided creations may be presented to an informal public audience.
The Faculty

Eric Bass, Institute Director: Co-Founder of Sandglass Theater and recipient of 5 Citations of Excellence from the Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA).

Ines Zeller Bass, Instructor: Co-Founder of Sandglass Theater and director of Sandglass Theater’s children’s programs. UNIMA Citation winner.


The Site

The Sandglass Summer Intensive will take place at Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont. Our intimate 60 seat theater is housed in a beautifully restored barn from the early part of the 20th century. Recently renovated to included a fully accessable lobby, with ramp for wheelchair access, the Sandglass facilities offer ample space to train, build, rehearse, and perform.

Summer is a wonderful time to be in Southern Vermont. Putney is a beautiful, walkable little town that sits on the banks of the Connecticut river. Along with several places to eat affordably, there’s also a fantastic local co-op for groceries, plenty of hiking trails, and local swimming holes.

Location: Sandglass Theater, Putney
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
Aug
18
2016
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Sep
3
2016

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Award winning playwright Lanie Robertson recreates this vivid look into the life and times of jazz great Billie Holiday. The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

2:00 pm Wednesday and Sunday matinees, and 7:30 pm evening performances Wednesday through Saturday.

Time: 8/18/16 7:30am - 9/3/16 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, Dorset
Aug
17
2016
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Sep
3
2016

"Jesus Christ Superstar" at Stowe Theatre Guild

"Jesus Christ Superstar" at Stowe Theatre Guild Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Jesus Christ, the world’s first superstar! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s thrilling rock opera takes a sometimes irreverent, always-impassioned look at Jesus’ last days, with a modern twist.
As Judas begins to question the motivations and methods of his friend and mentor, emotion and true belief is put to the test. Propelled by a stirring score by the creators of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Evita,” JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

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Director: Scott Weigand • Music Director: Stefanie Weigand
Producer: Kathi Kiernan • Choreographer: Taryn Noelle

Auditions are Friday, Feb. 19, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callbacks, if needed, will be Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-3 p.m.

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Lyrics by Tim Rice • Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is presented through an exclusive arrangement with R&H Theatricals and Two Knights Rights Limited. RNH.com.

Time: 8/17/16 7:30pm - 9/3/16 11:59pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, 67 Main St., Stowe
Aug
12
2016
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Sep
4
2016

Tara Thacker

Tara Thacker Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Tara Thacker’s sculptural work will be installed in the West Gallery. Her larger installations are comprised of hundreds of hand crafted ceramic pieces. She will exhibit a new body of work in photography that relates directly to her sculpture.

Time: 8/12/16 12:00pm - 9/4/16 5:00pm
Location: 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT 05672, 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
Aug
11
2016
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Sep
4
2016

Murder for Two

Murder for Two Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Two Actors, Thirteen Roles, and Two Pianos! Classic musical comedy meets madcap murder mystery in this theatrical whodunit. Small town cop Marcus Moskowitz tries desperately to prove his sleuthing skills and solve the murder of the Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney before the real detective shows up. Join us for this hilarious mixture of music and mayhem on our OtherStages, fresh from its extended Off Broadway run! 90 minutes. No intermission. 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
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
Aug
1
2016
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Sep
5
2016

“La Habana Te Llama - Havana Is Calling You“

“La Habana Te Llama - Havana Is Calling You“
Description:

Photography exhibition by David Garten showing 25 wide-format prints from his four post-normalization trips to Cuba, in December 2015 and April, May, and June 2016. “Normalization is not normalcy,” says Garten. “Cuba is undergoing tremendous domestic changes, against a backdrop of 56 years of revolutionary entropy exacerbated by American antagonism. Now that Cuban-American relations are seeing dynamic changes as well, the atmosphere in Havana is one of hope mixed with restless uncertainty.”

Time: 8/1/16 12:00pm - 9/5/16 6:00pm
Location: David Garten Photo 4412 Main St, 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
Jul
7
2016
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Sep
5
2016

Judith Wrend - Sculpture

Judith Wrend - Sculpture Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

​​Judith Wrend - S C U L P T U R E

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5-7pm

Exhibit Sponsor: Richard's Auto Body & Repair, Inc.


Sculpture takes over The Gallery at River Arts with new work from Judith Wrend. The exhibit will run July 7 through September 5, 2016.

Wrend’s exhibit Sculpture, includes outdoor, freestanding interior, and wall-mounted pieces. The exhibit is an exploration of light, space, color and reflection. Wrend’s powerful wall-mounted sculptures invite the viewer to become a participant - beckoning the viewer to set them in motion with a light touch. Her abstract work is known for it’s bold use of color and movement. Speaking about her work, Wrend states “sculpture forms a relationship with its surrounding landscape and with the changing wind and light.”

Wrend’s sculpture and private commissions appear in collections throughout the US and Canada. Wrend participates in prominent art festivals, including the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival and the Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival. She is a featured artist in Sculpture Fest, opening in Woodstock opening on July 2. She lives and creates in Morrisville, Vermont.

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. New Summer Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Friday - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m., Sunday 12p.m. - 4:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261 or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Aug
1
2016
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Sep
5
2016

27th Annual Photo Show in the Round Barn

27th Annual Photo Show in 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.

Location: Inn At the Round Barn Farm, 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
Aug
12
2016
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Sep
25
2016

As the Crow Flies - Bonnie Baird Oil Paintings

As the Crow Flies - Bonnie Baird Oil Paintings Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Bonnie Baird paints the landscape that surrounds and holds her. Her paintings are filled with an emerging fullness of heart and simultaneously evoke a simple lament and heartfelt joy. Using a limited palette and large simple shapes, Baird composes more than a visual observation. Her work is a perceptual experience: an intrinsic vivid memory.

August 12 – September 25, 2016
Artists’ Reception Friday, August 12, 5–7 pm

Location: Town Hall Theater - Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Aug
1
2016
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Sep
30
2016

Scenes From an Orchard

Scenes From an Orchard
Description:

'Scenes from an Orchard' is a collection of charming wool tapestries by Neysa Russo. She combines people, foliage and animals to create exquisite folk art scenes. Neysa's expertise comes to life with her creative design composition and dramatic use of color. Inspired by ancient textiles, her tapestries come together to create the beauty of everyday life.

Time: 8/1/16 12:00am - 9/30/16 12:00am
Location: Feldman's Bagels, Burlington
Jul
6
2016
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Sep
30
2016

Kaleidoscopic Pathos - Paintings by Renee Bouchard

Kaleidoscopic Pathos - Paintings by Renee Bouchard Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

A confluence of paintings by Renée Bouchard exploring invented interior landscapes evocative of mysterious labyrinths or complex caves.

Opening reception July 7, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 7/6/16 8:00am - 9/30/16 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
6
2016
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Sep
30
2016

Elusive Element - Photographs by Tom Wies

Elusive Element - Photographs by Tom Wies Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Photographs by Tom Wies shot primarily from travels in Scandinavia, Serbia, Ireland, and various sites across the United States. The artist’s work encompasses landscapes, portraiture, and abstract details of the natural world.

Opening reception July 7, 4:30-7:00 PM.

Time: 7/6/16 8:00am - 9/30/16 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
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
Aug
4
2016
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Oct
10
2016

Tours of Historic Justin Morrill State Historic Site and Artworks, Strafford, VT

Tours of Historic Justin Morrill State Historic Site and Artworks, Strafford, VT
Description:

Guided tours of Historic Justin Morrill State Historic Site, including Morrill’s 19th-century Art Collection with works by Constantino Brumidi, “America’s Michelangelo.” Gothic Revival historic house, formal gardens, interpretive exhibits, fairy village, walking trail.

May 28 through October 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday (& holiday Mondays)

214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, VT 05072

Admission: Adults - $6.00
Children 14 years & under - free.

Tours: 802-765-4484

Online:
http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/morrill

For information about group tours, please contact:
Tracy Martin, Historic Sites Section Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation: 802-828-3051

Time: 8/4/16 11:00am - 10/10/16 5:00pm
Location: Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford
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
Aug
20
2016
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Oct
16
2016

Adelaide Tyrol and Joseph Lupiani: Instinct & Attitude

Adelaide Tyrol and Joseph Lupiani: Instinct & Attitude
Description:

Adelaide Tyrol’s surreally reimagined paintings of real-world flora and fauna signal a distinct departure from her previous life as a natural history illustrator. This most recent body of work explores dreamscapes and liminal areas in nature – the thresholds between sky and land, intertidal zones between water and shore – and the creatures that occupy these spaces “between worlds.” Presented in conversation with Adelaide’s works on paper, panel, and canvas, Joseph’s Lupiani’s charismatic wooden chimeras similarly exist in two worlds simultaneously: those both animal and human. Goats, rabbits, and foxes remind us of neighbors and friends with their quirkily slumped postures and casual attire. Exploring the parallels between animal and human behavior and personalities, this collection of sculptures and paintings by two Vermont-based artists will be on view through October 16th.

Join us for an opening celebration Saturday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm!

Time: 8/20/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jun
21
2016
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Oct
16
2016

Pedaling Through History: 150 Years of the Bicycle, The Glenn Eames Collection

Pedaling Through History: 150 Years of the Bicycle, The Glenn Eames Collection Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the first pedal bicycle patent in the world. The Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont celebrates this occasion by showcasing the premier bicycle collection of Glenn Eames with the exhibit "Pedaling Through History: 150 Years of the Bicycle." The exhibit traces the evolution of the bicycle from its inception until today, while spotlighting the bicycle’s golden era at end of the 19th century.

The exhibit’s high points include the Velocipede or Boneshaker from the 1860s, High Wheel or Ordinary Bicycle of the 1880s, Safety Bicycle of the late 1890s, and a selection of more modern 20th and 21st century road, off road, and fat bikes. In addition to commemorative items and related bicycle equipment used by riders in the 1875-1925 period, as well as two modern bicycles the exhibit features some arts elements:

Forty-two historic bicycle photographs from the collections of Glenn Eames and Lorne Shields have been enlarged and are installed on the walls. Vermonter and New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Ed Koren has lent three of his contemporary bicycle and wheeling drawings to the exhibit, and a metal sculpture, Fish on a Bike, fashioned from found materials by Martin McGowan of Newark Vermont, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, is on view in the Sheldon’s garden.

Time: 6/21/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Aug
6
0016
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Oct
16
2016

Kim Radochia: Murmurations

Kim Radochia: Murmurations
Description:

Walking the edge between sculpture and painting, Kim Radochia’s swirling paper assemblages encourage viewers to engage in the very kinds of natural movements they depict. Conceptually preoccupied with ‘Li,’ the ancient Chinese practice of gathering and organizing patterns found in nature, Kim finds inspiration for her abstract wall sculptures in the configurations of flocking birds called murmurations, water currents and lines, and geological formations. Thousands of meticulously painted and hand torn pieces of paper converge and disperse in each sculpture, pulling our gaze along, radiating movement and energy. The static becomes kinetic with the viewer’s participation, as color and form shift dramatically alongside our own movements. From each angle, Kim’s paper creations transform into seemingly new works of art.

Join us for an opening celebration Saturday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm!

Time: 8/6/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Apr
1
2016
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Dec
31
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 - 12/31/16 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
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
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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
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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