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Dec
9
2016

Vienna Boys Choir

Vienna Boys Choir
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Tickets: $64, $54, $44, $36, $26, $15 (students free)

Save 20% when you buy before November 9th. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Or, purchase a KCP Presents Season Pass for premium seating to every show all season long, at 37% off regular ticket prices! Here is the link: https://tickets.catamountarts.org/kingdom/shows/kcp%20presents%202016-2017%20season%20pass/info

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

Students 18 years old and under accompanied by paying adult get in for FREE, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All check out totals will reflect additional 10% box office fee plus state taxes.

No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Vienna Boys Choir, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed choir boys continue to delight music lovers around the world with their pure, angelic sound that encompasses a vast repertoire, from Austrian folk songs to classical masterpieces. A Vienna Boys Choir performance is not just for classical music lovers, but a moving musical experience for everyone who hears them. This December, they'll put on a holiday show full of the biggest, best sacred music, holiday hits, traditional carols and popular sing-along Christmas songs - all from the voices of angels.

"The Vienna Boys Choir brought down the house." -- Washington Post

Location: Fuller Hall St. Johnsbury Academy 1000 Main St., Saint Johnsbury
Dec
9
2016

Reflect on World Peace at the ‘Peace on Earth’ reception

Reflect on World Peace at the ‘Peace on Earth’ reception Vermont Arts 2016
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Come to the reception for Compass Music and Arts Center’s ‘Peace on Earth’, an exhibit which arose from an open call to artists to express their ideas and ideals of ‘Peace on Earth’. The resulting compilation is a plea for global peace at a time when there is so much anger and division. Compass asks visitors to step out of the hustle and bustle of life and take time to reflect and find a sense of calmness. From young to old, the exhibit celebrates artists whom have a strong, unified message calling for peace. A complementary exhibit of paintings by Stephanie Stouffer also features key works related to the theme of ‘Peace on Earth’. The exhibits run through January 7, 2017.

Time: 12/9/16 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Dec
9
2016

Exhibit Reception (Amazing GRACE) and Film Screening

Exhibit Reception (Amazing GRACE) and Film Screening
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Amazing GRACE: Celebrating Forty Years of Grass Roots Art and Community Effort at the Vermont Folklife Center will be on display November 11th through January 21st. The exhibit reception and public program will be hosted on Friday, December 9th
from 5:00-7PM at the VFC headquarters, 88 Main Street, Middlebury, VT.

GRACE, Grass Roots Art and Community Effort began in the 1970’s when Don Sunseri moved to Vermont to “get away” from the competitiveness and hustle of the New York City art scene. Working as a dishwasher at the St. Johnsbury Convalescent Center, Don had the idea that a “well of untapped creativity might be lurking in the halls and common rooms around him in the nursing home.”

With permission from the center’s administration, he began offering workshops—providing art materials, encouragement and a supportive environment, and letting the residents explore on their own. He describes having “discovered a new sense of authenticity by witnessing the emergence of these grassroots artists.”

His impulse, and those early workshops with residents, formed the foundation of what would become GRACE—a now forty-year effort to discover, develop, and promote self-taught artists throughout Vermont.

Amazing GRACE celebrates the works of more than twenty-five current and past artists supported through GRACE’s hundreds of annual workshops in nursing homes, adult day centers, mental health agencies, or on-site at GRACE’s Old Firehouse facility in Hardwick, Vermont.

While certain elements of continuity run throughout—the role of pattern, a sense of space, a visible joy of drawing—the myriad of styles and mediums employed by the artists reflect the deeply personal, and often autobiographical, nature of the works.

Sunseri believed that each of us is in possession of a well of experience. “To draw from that well is to draw from the source of all art,” he said.

“We feel a sense of common cause with the GRACE philosophy around an emphasis on, and curiosity of, an individual’s personal experience,” explains Ned Castle, the Vision & Voice Gallery Coordinator. “To draw from that well—the knowledge of everyday living—is to draw not only on the source of all art, but on the source of all folklife, as well.”

“Amazing GRACE” will be on display in Middlebury November 11, 2016 through January 21, 2017. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Vision & Voice Gallery and Workspace program is generously underwritten by our season sponsor, Main Street Landing, with additional support from our membership at large. The Gallery is ADA accessible on the first floor of the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main Street in Middlebury.

The Vermont Folklife Center's mission is to broaden, strengthen, and deepen our understanding of Vermont and the surrounding region; to assure a repository for our collective cultural memory; and to strengthen communities by building connections among the diverse peoples of Vermont.

Time: 12/9/16 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Dec
9
2016

Holiday Pops: Barre

Holiday Pops: Barre Vermont Arts 2016
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The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus joins the VSO for a festive celebration of the season. In addition to excerpts from Messiah, traditional favorites, and a carol singalong, the program includes a marvelous piece by Sowah Mensah from Ghana that features African percussion. Nothing gets you in the mood for the holidays like joyful music, so make merry with your symphony orchestra this Christmas!

Time: 12/9/16 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Dec
9
2016

Broadway Direct: The Golden Age of Broadway--Music and Lyrics of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Broadway Direct: The Golden Age of Broadway--Music and Lyrics of Rodgers & Hammerstein Vermont Arts 2016
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BROADWAY DIRECT celebrates the music and lyrics of the amazing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. This is the eleventh year Broadway professional, Vergennes resident, and local innkeeper Bill Carmichael has produced this show. Each year he entices several of his Broadway friends to make the trip from the biggest cities to the littlest city of Vergennes to present exceptional music, stories, and entertainment. This year he will be joined by Kathryn Markey, Lucy Sorensen, David Rosetti and on piano, Scott Nicholas. Local students, Caitlin Walsh, Jonny Barden and Stella Pappas will also join the professionals in the show.

Tickets are on sale at Classic Stitching on Main Street in Vergennes or online at the website provided, or at the door. Special pricing for seniors (62+) and students (<18).

BROADWAY DIRECT is made possible by the generosity of the following underwriters: Connie Houston, Attorney Fred Peet, Ed and Beverly Biello, National Bank of Middlebury, The Hardy Family, and Vergennes Rotary Club.

Time: 12/9/16 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Dec
9
2016

Session Americana

Session Americana
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Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack’s bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that’s not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag”.

The Haybarn Theatre is proud to welcome them back to central Vermont.

Time: 12/9/16 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, Plainfield
Dec
9
2016

The Music of 209

The Music of 209 Vermont Arts 2016
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Original compositions from Su Lian Tan’s Music I course are performed by the students in a semester-end celebration of their work. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Time: 12/9/16 8:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, Middlebury
Nov
9
2016
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Dec
9
2016

Surface Expressions

Surface Expressions Vermont Arts 2016
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The Vermont members of the international Surface Design Association will present engaging work in fiber, textiles, and mixed media in both two and three-dimensional disciplines at the Chaffee Art Center from November 9th through December 9, 2016. The fourteen artists represented in the exhibit are dedicated to raising the level of excellence in surface design by the coloring, patterning and structuring of fiber and fabric.

An opening reception will be held at the Chaffee’s Queen Anne Victorian mansion on Main Street in Rutland from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Time: 11/9/16 11:00am - 12/9/16 5:00pm
Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Nov
9
2016
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Dec
9
2016

Surface Expressions Exhibit

Surface Expressions Exhibit
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Surface Expressions is an exhibition of current work by members of the Vermont chapter of the international Surface Design Association. Surface design is any process that gives structure, pattern or color to fiber & mixed materials–such as felting, spinning, paper making, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, stitching, cutting, piecing, dyeing, painting, printing & embellishing. Fiber artists are doing some of the most innovative work in the art world today, fearlessly exploring a variety of surface design techniques and fiber materials. Pieces in this show include both 2 and 3 dimensional forms by 14 artists.
Those exhibiting in Surface Expressions include: Judy Dales, Rosalind Daniels, Linda Finkelstein, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Ruby Leslie, Marya Lowe, Almuth Palinkas, Kathryn Price, Janet Ressler, Leslie Roth, Sharon Webster and Betsy Wing.
This exhibit is sponsored by Surface Design Association, Rutland Herald, and the Red Clover Inn.

Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Sep
6
2016
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Dec
10
2016

Fall Circus Classes for ALL AGES and ALL LEVELS!

Fall Circus Classes for ALL AGES and ALL LEVELS!
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Acrobatics, Trapeze, Flexibility, Inversions, Circus Fitness and so much more this fall at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT! Whether you've never tried circus arts before or want to try trapeze or juggling for the first time, we have everything from Circus Fitness and Flexibility classes for teens and adults to classes for tots and tumbling and trapeze for youngsters.

Our Fall Session begins September 6, and ends on December 10, 2016 with a break during the week of Thanksgiving. Cost per sessions vary per class. Visit our website to learn more www.necenterforcircusarts.org Registration begins in August.

Location: New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro
Oct
10
2016
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Dec
10
2016

Through the Eyes of "Little Village"

Through the Eyes of "Little Village"
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The “Through the Eyes of 'Little Village' “ exhibit will be at the Hartland Library from October 10 to December 10. Artists through the ages have painted outside using various treatments of the colors, composition and play of light across landscapes, building exteriors, flower gardens, and farm animals depicting scenes for every season. This show gives the viewer the sense of the places in the Upper Valley through Odanaksis artists’ eyes.

Odanaksis, the Abenaki term for "little village," is an informal group who come together on Thursday mornings at different outdoor painting venues. Founded 13 years ago by four students in local watercolor classes, the painters found inspiration for their homework practice at a spot just north of the East Thetford/Lyme Bridge on River Road in Lyme, NH. Excitement grew, as did the size of the group.  With individual suggestions or by consensus, new weekly venues are chosen and arrangements made with landowners. At least once a year, the group returns to the original spot on the River Road to make new paintings under that day's unique conditions. This year Odanaksis Art Group painted Thursdays year-round (including Christmas Eve) from Newbury, VT to Cornish, NH along the Connecticut River.

The artists exhibiting include: Jo Tate, Susan Rump, Jonathan Rose, Anne Rose, Anne Hartmann, Anne Webster Grant, Helen Elder, Alexandra Corwin, Becky Cook, and Gail Barton.

Opening: On October 14th from 5-7 pm, the artists and the Hartland Library invite the public to an open house to meet the artists and see their art. At 6 p.m., some of the artists will talk about what has influenced their art. Perhaps you will recognize a little van Gogh, Hopper, Sample, or Matisse as influences in their artworks.

The Hartland Public Library is located at 153 Route 5 in Hartland, Vermont.
From I-91 use exit 9, then travel north on Route 5 for approximately one mile. We are located on the left side of the street, across from the Mobil station.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Artworks are for sale through the artists.

Location: Hartland Public Library, Hartland
Sep
16
2016
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Dec
11
2016

Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring

Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring Vermont Arts 2016
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Art star of the 1980s, Keith Haring was an indefatigable presence on the world stage until his premature death from AIDS in 1990. His Pop Shops sold his designs on clothing, toys, posters, skateboards, and other merchandise. Haring also created more than 50 public murals in cities around the world, for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers, and orphanages. This exhibition presents selected limited editions on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, which provides funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and charities supporting underserved youth. Free

Time: 9/16/16 10:00am - 12/11/16 5:00am
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury
Sep
6
2016
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Dec
11
2016

Bloom and Doom: Visual Expressions and Reform in Vienna 1900

Bloom and Doom: Visual Expressions and Reform in Vienna 1900 Vermont Arts 2016
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Drawn from the holdings of the Sabarsky Foundation in New York City, this exhibition—which features works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other members of the Viennese Secession—illuminates how these individuals challenged the artistic and social establishment by rejecting the traditional academic system and turning to new means of expression, often attempting to reunify art and life in a “total work of art,” before giving into cultural pessimism and withdrawing from public life. Free

Time: 9/6/16 10:00am - 12/11/16 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury
Dec
9
2016
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Dec
11
2016

It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play

It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play Vermont Arts 2016
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Middlebury Actors Workshop, Middlebury’s own professional theater company brings this beloved American holiday classic to life as a 1940’s radio broadcast. A stellar ensemble of five actors play over 40 roles as they tell the story of idealistic George Bailey, who considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. A feel-good show for the whole family, It’s a Wonderful Life features live sound effects and music.

December 9 at 7:30pm
December 10 at 2pm and 7:30pm
December 11 at 2pm

$22/ $10 students
Rated G

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

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

Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Sep
23
2016
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Dec
15
2016

Touching at a Distance

Touching at a Distance Vermont Arts 2016
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White River Gallery’s autumn show is sculptures and paintings by Brenda Garand. These delicate and powerful works are made with cold-rolled steel, flood clay, wool from the Johnson Woolen Mills, quills from the eastern porcupine, her own walnut ink, and black felt paper reminiscent of her days roofing with her father. Garand welds and forms everything herself, creating unique works of art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to France; a Fulbright Berlin Seminar; The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant to Bayeux, France; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant, Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant, and many others. Residencies include Yaddo, Ragdale, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Atelier Silex in Québec, and the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada. Brenda Garand is a Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College for the past 21 years and lives and works in Vermont.


Opening September 23, White River Gallery, 35 S. Windsor St., South Royalton, VT 05068
802.498.8438

Monday-Friday, 10-4
Or by appointment contact: gallery director and curator, Dian Parker dianparker9@gmail.com

Time: 9/23/16 5:00pm - 12/15/16 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery, South Royalton
Sep
3
2016
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Dec
21
2016

Grounding

Grounding Vermont Arts 2016
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“Grounding" Fresh Installations and Sculpture @ King Farm

Come walk the land of King Farm, Woodstock, VT and experience new works from the following artists: Michael Barsanti, Ria Blaas, Charlet Davenport, Joe Graham-Felsen, Rachel Gross, Lela Keen, Carla Kimball, Lisa Kippen, Jeff Levison, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Anne Mapplebeck, Allison Newsome, Murray Ngoima, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, Andy Wasserman, and Edythe Wright.

This show opens Saturday, September 3rd. 3-6. The grounds are free and always open. The show runs until December. With events to be announced during the run of the show. More information can be found at Sculpturefest.org."

Time: 9/3/16 3:00pm - 12/21/16 6:00pm
Location: King Farm, King Farm Road, Woodstock
Nov
29
2016
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Dec
21
2016

Chandler Center for the Arts Holiday Artisans Market

Chandler Center for the Arts Holiday Artisans Market Vermont Arts 2016
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Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, Vermont is currently hosting its 15th annual Holiday Artisans Market, an event that showcases the skill and creativity of over 50 Vermont artisans and specialty food producers. The market is open now through December 21, 2016.

A wide range of artistic media is represented, including pottery, silk scarves, woodblock prints, stained glass, felted wool animals, and much more. Other products include books by local authors, beeswax candles, maple syrup, natural soaps, and handcrafted chocolates.

Many favorites will be returning to show their latest work, including printmaker and pastel artist Daryl Storrs, ceramicist Andrea Trzaskos, and letterpress printer Kelly McMahon. We're also excited to share the work of our newest exhibitors, including stained glass artist Terry Zigmund, potter Jean Meinhardt, and mixed-media artist Mary Hill.

When you shop at the market, you can feel good knowing that you are supporting local businesses and the local economy. And on top of that, your purchases support Chandler's community-based arts programming - performances, art exhibits and educational opportunities.

The Market is open on Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Extended shopping hours will be available Monday December 19th through Wednesday December 21st, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Elissa Campbell, Artisans Market Coordinator, at (802) 431-0204 or holidaymarket@chandler-arts.org.

Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Montpelier
Nov
17
2016
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Dec
22
2016

15th annual holiday artisans market

15th annual holiday artisans market Vermont Arts 2016
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Chandler’s annual holiday artisans market offers shoppers a wide array of fine gifts for the holidays. The market will be open Wednesdays 5-7 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 11 am-5 pm, Saturdays 9 am-3 pm, and Sundays 11 am-3 pm.
For more info: 802-431-0204 or outreach@chandler-arts.org

Time: 11/17/16 9:00am - 12/22/16 5:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Nov
14
2016
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Dec
22
2016

Animal Kingdom: Gingerbread Construction Contest

Animal Kingdom: Gingerbread Construction Contest
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The Gingerbread Construction Contest submissions are open to the public. There is only one rule: All materials (with exception of the base) must be edible. Two prizes – People’s Choice and Best in Theme – are given out at the reception and holiday celebration on Friday, December 16 from 5 pm to 7 pm. This years theme is Animal Kingdom. Your imagination is the only limitation, whether it be Zootopia, Tarzan, Save the Rain Forrest or Fantastical Beasts, how you choose to highlight the animal kingdom is up to you!
We accept both in theme and out of theme creations as long as they follow the edible rule.
To enter your creation please fill out the below entry form.

2016-all-member-exhibit-submission-form 2016-annual-gingerbread-construction-competition-form

Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Nov
16
2016
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Dec
24
2016

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol Vermont Arts 2016
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A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Peter Hackett
November 16 – December 24

Charles Dickens’ story of redemption remains as powerful and uplifting as ever. In an updated production expanded for the new Byrne Theater, this biennial tradition will bring friends and families together with beautiful music, whirling ghosts, and a tour-de-force performance by Bill Kux (2016’s The Hound of the Baskervilles) as Scrooge. Also featuring Northern Stage favorites Dorothy Stanley, Eric Bunge, Susan Haefner, and a cast of 10 local children. This is a holiday tradition not to be missed!

Running time: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
Advisory: Ages 8 and up.

Please note: This production contains fog and haze effects.

Location: Barrette Center for the Arts at Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
3
2016
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Dec
27
2016

Etudes by Katie Runde

Etudes by Katie Runde Vermont Arts 2016
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A collection of artworks by Katie Runde.

The Spotlight Gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that meetings may prevent viewing of art in the conference room. Call ahead to make sure the conference room is open.

There will be a reception with the artist during Montpelier Alive's December Artwalk, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
Oct
5
2016
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Dec
30
2016

SHADOWLANDS - Art by Mary Admasian

SHADOWLANDS - Art by Mary Admasian Vermont Arts 2016
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SHADOWLANDS is a new collection of paintings, sculptures and assemblages embodying intuitive expressions through abstraction. The overall theme of this collection compels viewers to look inward toward the spiritual and philosophical—that pivotal energy between darkness and light, acceptance and denial—that throws into relief the personal boundaries that inhibit us as well as move us forward. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 10/5/16 8:00am - 12/30/16 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
5
2016
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Dec
30
2016

Shedding Light on the Working Forest - Art and Poetry by Kathleen Kolb & Verandah Porche

Shedding Light on the Working Forest - Art and Poetry by Kathleen Kolb & Verandah Porche Vermont Arts 2016
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This project celebrates the landscape of the working forest and the voices of those who have honed skills into a livelihood there. Shedding Light draws on the artistic friendship of a painter and a poet who are committed to subjects that have been largely overlooked by the arts.
Kathleen Kolb evokes what is solid, luminous, yet ephemeral in the scenes she gathers and painstakingly paints. She talks about how a moment of “emotional ignition” kindles a work of art. As a writing partner, Verandah Porche befriends, questions and listens, to unearth and preserve the poetry embedded in lived experience. She calls this process “finding the verse in conversation.”

Time: 10/5/16 8:00am - 12/30/16 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
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
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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
Dec
1
2016
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Dec
31
2016

December Art Events

December Art Events
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“Pastel Paintings”
Art exhibit by Grace W. Greene
Karen Kitzmiller Room
The art reception will take place on Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
“Streams of Consciousness: A Fishing Tale of Discovery”
Photo exhibit by Linda Hogan and Rachel Senechal Hayes Room
“Tell Yourself a Tale”
Story paintings in acrylic and colored pencil by Lynn Spencer Non-Fiction Room
This exhibit is a part of Celebrating Berlin

Time: 12/1/16 10:30am - 12/31/16 11:59pm
Location: Kellog Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Nov
12
2016
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Jan
1
2017

Winter Member Show

Winter Member Show Vermont Arts 2016
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SVAC's Winter Member show is up and running and Yester House is filled with an array of member art: oils, acrylics, pastels, sculpture, photography and more. This show will include attractively priced artwork, making for a variety of great gifts for the people on your list. A selection of original Elfriede Abbe prints and reproductions from SVAC’s permanent collection will also be available for purchase.

There are two artists with solo exhibitions in the show, Clarence King and Jacob Houston, and pieces from our permanent collection will be interspersed throughout the galleries. The Luigi Lucioni exhibit and the work of Terry Hauptman and Hugh Joudry, “Harmonic Resonance”, continues until December 11th.

SVAC’s Winter Member Show opens November, 12th and runs through January 1st. SVAC hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00a-5:00p, Sunday 12:00p-5:00p. Admission is free.

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Sep
20
2016
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Jan
3
2017

Kent Shaw Exhibit "Retro Looks"

Kent Shaw Exhibit "Retro Looks" Vermont Arts 2016
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Photographers are always talking about light – too bright, too dark, soft light, hard light, the golden hour, the blue hour, and on and on. An unexpected benefit of my recent emphasis on black and white photography has helped me not only to better recognize these qualities of light, but most importantly how to make better use of light as a compositional element. The photos on exhibit demonstrate a wide range of brightness – from the blackest of blacks to the whitest of whites with a full range of tones in between. Much of the drama in the photographs stems from using areas of light and dark to guide your eye into the image and to identify the compositional focal point of the image.

Kent Shaw is a photographer living in Elmore, Vermont. He started his career in music education and was a high school band director for ten years. While still teaching, his interest in technology led him first to recording studios, which quickly lead to a stint doing television audio for professional sports. This was followed by many years in various aspects of Information Technology. He and his wife Jean, moved to Vermont in the mid 2000s and after a few years of telecommuting from his home in Elmore he retired in 2008.

He first started photography in the early 1980’s as a hobby, but time for photography was limited by work demands. Following the introduction of digital cameras, he experimented with various point-n-shoot cameras and made the switch to Digital SLRs in 2007. He has been shooting non-stop ever since.

Night and architectural photography as well as landscapes are his primary interests. Waterfalls, especially small unknown ones off the beaten track, are another favorite subject.

For more examples of Kent’s work, please visit www.ksclick.com.

Morrisville Post Office 16 Portland Street Morrisville, VT • Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm Sat 9:00am-12:00pm Sun Closed

River Arts’ Galleries are located at 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m, Friday – 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261.

Location: Morrisville Post Office, Morrisville
Nov
4
2016
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Jan
7
2017

Compass Music and Arts Center presents ‘Peace on Earth’

Compass Music and Arts Center presents ‘Peace on Earth’ Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Everyone knows we could use more peace on this earth – more collaboration and acceptance, and less segregation and prejudice. With so many distressing events happening around the world, the Compass Music and Arts Center is choosing to focus on the good in people, the beauty of this world, and that as human beings, we are all in this together. The exhibit, ‘Peace on Earth’ was an open call to artists for that which celebrates and strengthens the ideals of ‘Peace on Earth’. The resulting compilation of work presents an eclectic view of the theme.

Artists include: B Amore, Robert Black, Fran Bull, Joan Curtis, Ruth Hamilton, Louise Kenney, Denise Letendre Bach, Mary Fran Lloyd, Sandy Mayo, Judith Reilly, Alice Sciore, Jessica Scriver, Lowell Snowdon Klock, Christopher Sommer, Stephanie Whitney-Payne and students from the Leicester Central School.

Time: 11/4/16 10:00am - 1/7/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Nov
30
2016
– THRU –
Jan
7
2017

"Interiors" an exhibition by Diane Fitch

"Interiors" an exhibition by Diane Fitch Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Working from direct observation, Fitch paints complex interior spaces. Her work explores the interplay of illusion and underlying abstraction, and issues that arise in attempting to articulate spaces that cannot be taken in from one static point of view.

An ARTIST'S RECEPTION will be held for Diane on Friday, December 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. Come meet the artist and discuss her work while enjoying light refreshments and conversation!

Gallery Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery
Center St. Alley, Center Street
Downtown Rutland, VT
(Across the street from Yellow Deli)

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Diane Fitch received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Portland School of Art in Portland, Maine (now Maine College of Art) and a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She is professor emeritus at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio, where she taught painting and drawing. She also taught a summer landscape course in Italy for several years. Most recently her work has been shown at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York, Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, First Street Gallery in New York, the Gallery at Somes Sound in Mt Desert, Maine, and at the Fifth Street Gallery in Dayton, Ohio. She lives in Vermont.

Time: 11/30/16 11:00am - 1/7/17 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Oct
15
2016
– THRU –
Jan
13
2017

Horizons

Horizons
Description:

Horizons - an exhibition of paintings by Susannah Colby located at the Gallery at the White River Craft Center.

Reception on October 15th, 4PM - 6PM
Artist reception is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
Located at The Kimball House, 50 Randolph Ave, Randolph VT, 05060

The show is open to the public Saturday, October 15 – Friday, January 13, 2017

Artwork for sale with proceeds benifiting the artist and WRCC

Time: 10/15/16 4:00pm - 1/13/17 6:00pm
Location: White River Craft Center, Randolph
Dec
1
2016
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Jan
15
2017

Northern Daughters - more light

Northern Daughters - more light Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

more light

featuring small works by
Anne Cady
Bonnie Baird
Cameron Schimtz
Katie Loesel
Pamela Smith
Rebecca Kinkead
Sobelman Cortapega

OPENING RECEPTION
December 9th, 5-8pm

cocktails by Stonecutter Spirits
hors d’oeuvres from Tourterelle Restaurant and Inn
live music from The Meat Packers

ON VIEW
December 1st, 2016 - January 15th, 2017

Time: 12/1/16 11:00am - 1/15/17 7:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Nov
14
2016
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Jan
21
2017

All Member Winter Showcase Exhibit

All Member Winter Showcase Exhibit
Description:

This exhibit highlights the artwork of all our Chaffee Members and supports. This display of creativity exhibits with our with our annual community wide Gingerbread Construction Competition during the month of December.
All our 2017 renewed and current Chaffee Members are eligible to exhibit. If you are interested in showing your work please download the below application, complete it and return it to the Chaffee Art Center by Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3pm.
2016-all-member-exhibit-submission-form
For more information on our Gingerbread Construction Competition please visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org/event/2016-gingerbread/.

Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Sep
1
2016
– THRU –
Jan
28
2017

“The Syrian Experience as Art” in two exhibitions

“The Syrian Experience as Art” in two exhibitions Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Presented by The Castleton University Art Galleries

at Christine Price Gallery through October 14 AND
at Castleton University Bank Gallery (104 Merchants Row) through January 28
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“The Syrian Experience as Art” is an exhibition featuring the work of twelve Syrian artists who seek to express their individual and varied responses to the devastation of their country. This is an expanded exhibition, showing in two of our gallery spaces (The CU Bank Gallery & The Christine Price) with an ARTIST'S RECEPTION on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at the CU Bank Gallery, from 2 - 5 p.m. Artist Khaled Youssef will be joining us via Skype from Nice, France to speak with visitors and conduct a Q&A session at the CU Bank Gallery! Light refreshments will be served. See gallery information below.

~ Participating Artists ~
Amr Faded
Bassam Alemam
Dani Hasrouni
Humam Alsalim & Rami Bakhos
Issa Touma
Julie Nakazi
Khaled Youssef
Khaked Akil
Omar Shammah
Ayham Jabr
Tania Al Kayyali
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CHRISTINE PRICE GALLERY
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University
45 Alumni Drive, Castleton
AUGUST 29 – OCTOBER 14, 2016
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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THE CU BANK GALLERY
104 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland
(The corner of Center Street and Merchants Row)
SEPTEMBER, 2016 – JANUARY, 2017
Thursday - variable hours. Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Time: 9/1/16 12:00pm - 1/28/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
Dec
1
2016
– THRU –
Jan
29
2017

Opening Reception at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: "Winter Group"

Opening Reception at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: "Winter Group" Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents "Winter Group," a group exhibit featuring work by gallery owners Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings, new work from our gallery artists, and introducing Eric Boyer, Anne Johnstone, Gene Parulis, and Torin Porter. An opening reception will take place Thursday, December 1 at 5pm, and is free to the public. An Artist Forum with the artists is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, at 5pm.

Eric Boyer is an Oregon sculptor formerly from Brattleboro, who manipulates wire mesh to create exquisite human and abstract forms. His work has appeared in select and group exhibits across the United States and in Europe. Somerville, Massachusetts artist Anne Johnstone works in collage, oil, and wax to create dramatic and intense pieces that use distortion and exaggeration to both convey and bring forth heightened emotional response. Her work in in collections in the UK and Bermuda as well as the United States. Gene Parulis has been photographing all around the world for over fifty years, exploring themes of nature, spirituality, travel and architecture. Torin Porter is a sculptor from Glover, Vermont working primarily with steel, engaging our imaginations with his playful, stylized figures. He has been featured in group and solo shows throughout New England and New York.

Working artists themselves, gallery owners Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings have been running Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts since September, 2014. In the two years this gallery has been in existence, it has come to represent over thirty distinctive artists and is sought and valued by prominent and emerging artists. It is with great pleasure that the owners of Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts offer "Winter Group" to showcase the gallery’s rich and diverse inventory of fine art and craft.

Running from December 2-10, Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to harbor Vermont Insight Meditation Center’s silent auction, offering a variety of high quality items for bid including paintings, photographs, prints, books, ceramics, a handmade Ukulele, and a getaway/ retreat in Putney. The auction will open during Gallery Walk, November 2 from 5:30 8:30 pm, and will culminate December 10th with a closing bid party from 5 - 7pm, final bidding at 6:00.

Time: 12/1/16 5:00pm - 1/29/17 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Nov
3
2016
– THRU –
Jan
31
2017

Spirit of the Season

Spirit of the Season Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Spirit of the Season
My Favorite Things
Member Show at the Brandon Artists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, VT 05733
Holiday Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 – 5, Sunday 10 – 4
Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday Nov. 4th, 5pm to 7pm.

Vermont is a special place in its seasonal transformations. As the golden leaves are falling to reveal the true form of trees and mountains, the Brandon Artists Guild members are preparing exciting new work in “The Spirit of the Season”, with an emphasis on “My Favorite Things”. This new collection will feature a variety of styles and media including framed original art, giclees, jewelry, wood, clay, mixed media and glass. A collection of handmade ornaments will be available as well.

Painter Gabrielle McDermit tells the story of her piece, “Chaffee Falls”:
“A masterful painter friend recently told me that ‘if you don't paint the hard stuff you don't grow as an artist’. I decided to paint Chaffee Falls partly because of the complexity of the scene but also because it is a place I love. The former river guide in me is still very much alive and present. Bodies of water in all their myriad forms have always attracted and fascinated me. The fluid shifting of light and color on water provides endless fascination and inspiration for my work. The challenge of conveying a unified light effect despite its transient and ephemeral nature is what energizes and excites me to paint a particular place.”

Christine Holschuh describes her inspiration: “I am always fascinated by that place where abstract becomes ‘real’ and where reality becomes abstract. For this holiday celebration painting I decided to choose ball ornaments as my symbol of seasonal holiday identity, with the illusion of colors of celebration. Rather than representing one tradition, I tried to include colors that reflect the popular holidays in December. Most of us think about the second half of that month as a time for parties, special food, time with family and friends and a time to celebrate the passing of another year. This is what this painting is about.”

Joan Drew, watercolorist: “One of 'my favorite things' about the holidays is decorating…inside & out” This painting depicts a spray Drew made last year. “I think the light shining down on it was cheerful and welcoming, and I tried to capture that feeling in this painting.”

Glass artist Karen Deets is constantly involved in experimental work. For this show she will be showing a group of small painted, fired, and layered glass winter landscape panels displayed on Vermont marble bases. Deets: “I am inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s technique in showing distant mountains with soft lines by layering the glass. As I look around me I seek to recreate the layers of mountains in a way that shows depth. The mountains are why I live here.”

Note: Image is "Chaffee Falls", oil painting by Gabrielle McDermit

Time: 11/3/16 10:00am - 1/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Oct
14
2016
– THRU –
Mar
31
2017

Signs of Life

Signs of Life Vermont Arts 2016
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
Sep
4
2015
– THRU –
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