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Nov
23
2014

The Bellows Falls Santa Express

The Bellows Falls Santa Express
Description:

The Santa Express arrives in Bellows Falls on November 23rd!! Embark on a magical train ride filled with holiday cheer aboard the historic Green Mountain Flyer!! Trains Depart at 9:30 AM, 1:15 PM and 5 PM.

You will travel from Bellows Falls to Chester and Back. The trip will include a brass music ensemble of middle school students playing traditional Christmas Music, the Magical Wonders of Troy Wunderle, The Grinch and CindyLou Who, and Christmas Caroling!! You will meet Santa at the North Pole and he will join us on the return trip to Bellows Falls, while we enjoy Hot Cocoa and Chocolate Chip cookies!!

Tickets are NOW available! $25 for Adults and $20 for Kids. Tickets for the Santa Express can be purchased in person at the Village Sq. Books in Bellows Falls or at Misty Valley Books in Chester, online - www.sustainablevalleygroup.org/tickets or via phone - 802-376-9534

Time: 11/23/14 9:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Bellows Falls Train Station, Chester
Nov
23
2014

An Anniversary Celebration at the Organ

An Anniversary Celebration at the Organ
Description:

Theresa Pepin will inaugurate the150th Anniversary year of the founding of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier and the installation of its George Stevens pipe organ. Pepin will play music designed to show off the 2 manual, 16 stop tracker organ built in the church back in 1866. She will demonstrate its versatility by playing a diversity of pieces by American and British composers, including jazz composer Billy Strayhorn. Admission is by free will donation at the door.

Time: 11/23/14
Location: Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier
Nov
23
2014

Marlboro College Presents "Music for a Sunday Afternoon: 1911"

Marlboro College Presents "Music for a Sunday Afternoon: 1911"
Description:

Pianist Michael Arnowitt presents a concert of music written a century ago by Rachmaninoff, Bartok, Ravel, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky. The first decades of the 20th century witnessed an unparalleled creative explosion in all the arts, a crossroads between the old and the new in both music and world history. This fascinating program offers a window into that time by presenting contrasting pieces of piano music by major classical composers all written in the single year 1911. They range from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, whose Paris premiere famously caused a riot in 1913, to Maurice Ravel's Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (noble and sentimental waltzes). Michael Arnowitt is known for his talents in constructing innovative and thought-provoking programs, and for his natural and warm on-stage manner with audiences of all ages. Internationally known flutist and composer Louis Moyse, also a founding faculty member of the music program at Marlboro College, said Arnowitt “expresses his art on the highest level.”

Time: 11/23/14
Location: Marlboro College, Ragel Hall in Serkin Performing Arts Center, Marlboro
Nov
23
2014

Capital City Concerts and Cathedral Arts presents The Music of J.S. Bach

Capital City Concerts and Cathedral Arts presents The Music of J.S. Bach
Description:

Capital City Concerts presents The Music of J.S. Bach on November 22 at 7:30PM in Montpelier at the St. Augustine Church and on November 23 at 3PM in Burlington at Saint Paul's Cathedral (part of the Cathedral Arts series) with an all-star line-up of soloists and professional chamber orchestra. The concert features a performance of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra guest principal trumpeter Sycil Mathai, along with violinist Theodore Arm, New York City Ballet principal oboist Randall Wolfgang, and Montpelier flutist Karen Kevra. The program also includes Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82a, Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, Aria: "Beloved Jesus, my Desire", and the crowd-favorite aria "Sheep May Safely Graze."

Time: 11/23/14
Location: Saint Paul's Cathedral -, Burlington
Nov
23
2014

Brattleboro Women's Chorus 19th Annual Fall Concerts

Brattleboro Women's Chorus 19th Annual Fall Concerts
Description:

The nineteenth annual fall concerts of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus – “Give Me Wings,” songs of travel -- will be performed the weekend before Thanksgiving. The multigenerational chorus of eighty women under the direction of founder Becky Graber will be accompanied on guitar by guest musician Peter Siegel, who is known to local and national audiences as a singer-songwriter, composer-player of traditional fiddle tunes, and most recently a member of the world-beat Celtic band, The Gaslight Tinkers.

The idea of travel in the songs ranges from Siegel’s “Home,” about the courage to stay in one place, to Ali Burn’s “Give Me Wings,” about a longing to rise above the troubles of the world. Travel doesn’t need to be far, as in Carol King’s “Up on the Roof” and “Walkin’ After Midnight” made popular by Patsy Kline, both arranged in four-part harmony by Graber. From South Africa comes “Sizo Hamba Kan Ncane” and from Zimbabwe, “Shosholoza.” Among the other songs is the delightful “Would You Like to Take A Walk?” which was sung by many including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and as the lyrics say, “Sumpin’ good’ll come from that.”

The concerts are Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 at Next Stage in Putney and Sunday, November 23 at 4:00 at the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro. Tickets are only at the door and priced at $15 generous, $10 adult, $8 student and senior. For more information, see www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org, email bwchorus@gmail.com, or call 802-254-8994.

Time: 11/23/14 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: First Baptist Church, Brattleboro
Nov
6
2014
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Dec
2
2014

Vanescre

Vanescre
Description:

Opening of solo show at Lyndon State Colleges Quimby Gallery

Nov 6

6-8pm

show will be up until December 2nd

Time: 11/6/14 6:00pm - 12/2/14 8:00pm
Location: Lyndon State College, Montpelier
Nov
1
2014
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Dec
3
2014

Jean Gerber : Views From a Canoe and other Works

Jean Gerber :  Views From a Canoe and other Works
Description:

Oil paintings and drawings inspired by New England and Adirondack canoe trips. Artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1-3 PM.
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5.

Location: Ledyard Gallery, Howe Library, Hanover, NH
Nov
6
2014
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Dec
4
2014

Swing Dancing Lessons

Swing Dancing Lessons
Description:

On November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, David Allan will teach both a beginner and intermediate level course:
Beginner: 6:45-7:45pm – Learn the proper posturing and connections and 6-12 basic six-count swing patterns.
Intermediate: 8:00-9:00pm – Learn Charleston eight-count moves and how to combine East Coast Swing with Lindy hop. Must have experience to take intermediate class. No partner is needed and all ages are welcome.
$40 for one class series or $65 for both. Reservations are required and payment is due in advance.

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

Time: 11/6/14 6:45pm - 12/4/14 11:59pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon
Oct
17
2014
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Dec
7
2014

Springfield Community Chorus

Springfield Community Chorus
Description:

The Springfield Community Chorus is looking for singers to join us in performing the timeless and inspiring Christmas portions of Handel's Messiah. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 8th, from 7 to 9pm. Concert is Saturday, December 6, at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 7, at 3pm. Reading music is not a necessity, however, singing on pitch is very important. Come experience a vocal workout with challenging music and be prepared to grow in your vocal technique! For questions, email springfieldcommunitychorus@gmail.com or phone Andie at 802-298-0119.

Time: 10/17/14 7:00pm - 12/7/14 9:00pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist 21 Fairgrounds Road, Springfield
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
7
2014

Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas from the Mead Art Museum

Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas from the Mead Art Museum
Description:

This exhibition highlights 18 centuries-old scroll paintings of Buddhist figures from the collection of Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum. So fragile that they have remained largely inaccessible to scholars and museum visitors for nearly six decades, these tangkas, primarily from Tibet, have recently been gently cleaned, stabilized, and repaired. Vibrantly colored, intricately patterned, and ranging in height from two to nine feet, each work rewards close study. Free

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
7
2014

Visual Weimar, 1919-1933

Visual Weimar, 1919-1933
Description:

This exhibit brings together select paintings, drawings, and etchings by some of Weimar Germany’s most prominent artists, including Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Käthe Kollwitz. The works confront the viewer with representations of this highly visual culture in Germany’s first democracy and the productive and sometimes problematic relationship between criticizing and participating in a culture that could not prevent its people from falling for Hitler’s Germany under the Swastika. Free

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Nov
21
2014
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Dec
19
2014

Kinder Arts

Kinder Arts
Description:

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

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

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

Time: 11/21/14 10:00am - 12/19/14 11:00am
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Oct
17
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Portraying the Human Spirit

Portraying the Human Spirit
Description:

Works that depict the soul, whether it be through a formal portrait or simply through an elegant gesture, will be the focus of our newest juried show.

Wednesday through Monday.

Time: 10/17/14 10:00am - 12/21/14 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Laumeister Fine Art Competition

Laumeister Fine Art Competition
Description:

Our fourth Annual fine art competition. Open to all artists. This year's judge is Brian Blood. Brian Blood is a member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America and more. He selected 47 pieces of artwork from more than 200 submission.

Time: 10/16/14 10:00am - 12/21/14 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

 

 

 

 

Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Nov
15
2014
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Dec
23
2014

Holiday market

Holiday market
Description:

Chandler’s annual holiday artisans’ market offers area shoppers a wide array of affordable fine gifts for the holidays. The market will be open Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays 10 am-4 pm, and Sundays 11 am-3 pm Nov. 15-Dec. 21
For more information: 802-431-0204 or outreach@chandler-arts.org

Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Nov
12
2014
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Dec
27
2014

Celebrate

Celebrate
Description:

Celebrate - Our annual local arts celebration that features a wide variety of arts and crafts created by SPA member artists. The show is on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building and includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts.
See our website for gallery hours.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
29
2014

Beginning Piano Lessons at Compass

Beginning Piano Lessons at Compass
Description:

Ever wish you learned to play the piano? Now is your chance. Beginning piano lessons are being offered at Compass. Instructor, Kim Hewitt has taught piano for the past ten years in Bristol, Vermont and currently teaches at Otter Valley Union High School. The lessons, which are open to children and adults, will be offered every Monday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm, starting October 6th. $15 for a half hour lesson. Call Kim at 802-989-1694 to schedule lessons or for further details.

Time: 10/16/14 3:30pm - 12/29/14 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon
Oct
13
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Oils & Watercolors by Susan Bull Riley

Oils & Watercolors by Susan Bull Riley
Description:

The Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont is pleased to present the Oils and Watercolors of Susan Bull Riley, an exhibit featuring her paintings of the botanicals, birds and landscapes of Vermont. Susan Bull Riley, of East Montpelier, Vermont, captures the natural beauty of her native Vermont in beautiful and precise paintings. Whether using oils or watercolor, fidelity to the natural world is constant in her work.

Time: 10/13/14 10:00am - 12/31/14 3:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Everything Must Go 3.0: Artworks from the New Millennium by W. David Powell

Everything Must Go 3.0: Artworks from the New Millennium by W. David Powell
Description:

W. David Powell's paintings, prints, mixed media and woven pieces are large and vibrant works that draw upon all periods of human history and respond to our own time with witty social commentary and a unique visual perspective.

Time: 10/16/14 8:00am - 12/31/14 4:30pm
Location: Art in the Vermont Supreme Court: 111 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
15
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Paintings by Susan Bull Riley

Paintings by Susan Bull Riley
Description:

Susan Bull Riley's Vermont landscapes are sweeping and ethereal, and her botanical and bird compositions acutely observe the beauty of the natural world with precise detail.

Time: 10/15/14 8:00am - 12/31/14 4:30pm
Location: in the Card Room at the Vermont State House, Montpelier
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Essex Art League Art Exhibits

Essex Art League Art Exhibits
Description:

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

Location: Multiple Locations, Essex Junction
Nov
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

LOST & FOUND

LOST & FOUND
Description:

A pop up gallery featuring local artists and artisans. Our opening exhibition will feature local artist David Fortuna.

Time: 11/16/14 2:00pm - 1/1/15 6:00pm
Location: ROUND CHURCH CORNERS GALLERY 83-3 Huntington rd, Richmond
Oct
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

Sign your own drinking glass!

Sign your own drinking glass!
Description:

Drop in to engrave a glass at 194 College St. between 11-6 on Tues-Sat & 12-4 on Sun. AO Glass Works opened their first retail store and are proud to present a wide selection of locally crafted hand blown glass: gifts & functional ware. We are a Burlington family business manufacturing in the heart of the art district. We offer hands on classes & demonstrations.
Learn more at www.aoglass.com
Questions at info@aoglass.com

Location: AO Glassworks, Burlington
Oct
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

Glass Blowing Classes and Demonstrations

Glass Blowing Classes and Demonstrations
Description:

Book an unforgettable glass blowing experience for your VT visit! AO Glass Works is a modern Burlington family business with a glass studio located in the heart of the art district, and a store downtown at 194 College St. We offer hands on classes & demonstrations, in an intimate and fun surrounding. A true artistic experience with one of the oldest crafts in the world. Time spent with AO Glass Works is sure to create lasting memories in Vermont for all of you!
Book at info@aoglass.com

Location: AO Glassworks, Burlington
Oct
17
2014
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Jan
4
2015

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War
Description:

In partnership with the American Textile History Museum, Shelburne Museum will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War (1861-65) through Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War.

When civil war broke out in America, the very fabric of life was altered. Homefront & Battlefield showcases this pivotal period in American history through a new lens, reflecting the personal sacrifice, heroism, mourning and reconciliation that changed the course of our country.

The quilt and its story are placed in a broader context through the use of textile-related artifacts, relevant images (including paintings, photographs, prints, and ephemera), and quotations from diaries and letters. Each object represents a deeply moving and insightful personal story, from the noose reportedly used to hang abolitionist John Brown, to a quilt made by a wounded soldier from hospital blankets, as well as Confederate gray and Union blue uniform fabrics.

Homefront & Battlefield connects deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war with the broader national context and history and examines how textiles were both an expression of and a motivating force behind American politics and culture during the Civil War.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Nov
7
2014
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Jan
11
2015

The Art of Giving – : – The Giving of Art

The Art of Giving – : – The Giving of Art
Description:

Enter into the spirit of the holiday season! Support your local creative community by shopping for the perfect gift at this holiday show. Featuring the works of local artists, you will find an array of one-of-a-kind gifts, which you can’t wait to give. Select from fine art, distinctive paper creations, beautiful jewelry, photography, textiles, home goods, holiday ornaments and decorations and classical CDs for the discerning music enthusiast, all at affordable prices.

Compass is located at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733 and is open daily from 10-5pm. Visit the exhibit, browse our gift and book shops and enjoy a delicious lunch at our onsite cafe.

Time: 11/7/14 10:00am - 1/11/15 11:59pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon
Nov
7
2014
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Jan
31
2015

The Spirit of the Season: Winter in Vermont

The Spirit of the Season: Winter in Vermont
Description:

Vermont is a place of beauty and wonder in every season. The cycle of life continues with secrets hidden under blankets of snow, and trees transformed into wiry sculptural forms. Artistic inspiration is everywhere!

This new collection of winter themed work will feature a variety of styles and media including framed original art, prints, jewelry, wood, clay and glass with prices no more than $200. A collection of handmade ornaments will be featured as well.

Time: 11/7/14 5:00pm - 1/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Nov
7
2014
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Mar
27
2015

Fibrations! NeEngland Fiber Art & Mixed-Media Invitational Exhibition

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

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

Time: 11/7/14 5:00pm - 3/27/15 5:00pm
Location: The Great Hall, Springfield
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens
Description:

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

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

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

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

Open Studio Figure Drawing Drop-In

Open Studio Figure Drawing Drop-In
Description:

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

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

Weekly Schedule: Cancelled Tuesday, November 25th!

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

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