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May
26
2017

Intrepreting Contemporary Art - tour and lecture

Intrepreting Contemporary Art - tour and lecture
Description:

A tour of Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, an exhibition curated by Eric Fischl, will be followed with a lecture by Katherine Gass, who will speak about certain works on view as they relate to an introductory understanding of contemporary art.

Katherine Gass is an art curator and advisor who designs and produces art collections and educational projects that focus on community building. Her particular passion is for generating unique opportunities for artists within the business and hospitality sectors. Her projects bring together divergent professional practices in the spirit of collaboration to promote cultural understanding and increase knowledge exchange through artistic innovation. www.jamescoart.com

Admission: Free
Seating is limited and registration is required.
802-952-1040 / vermont@hallartfoundation.org

Time: 5/26/17 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, 544 Route 106, Reading
May
26
2017

Picnic and Circus Arts Performance by the River

Picnic and Circus Arts Performance by the River Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Come celebrate being outside by the Connecticut River!

New England Center for Circus Arts and the artists of the From the River, To the River public art project invite the community to a potluck picnic and circus arts performance on Friday, May 26, at 5:30 on the banks of the river.

Students in New England Center for Circus Arts’ Foundation program will perform their river-themed production “Unknown is the Ripple” against the backdrop of the river and art installations at 23 Depot Street in Brattleboro. Bring a picnic, and join us in welcoming summer and celebrating the life force of the river. Lemonade and house made pub chips with Whetstoner Sauce, thanks to Whetstone Station and Brewery!

From the River, To the River is a series of five art installations considering the unique relationship between Brattleboro and the Connecticut River, with the goal of fostering a closer visual, physical and emotional connection between the town of Brattleboro and the Connecticut River. Artists Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett and Andrea Wasserman introduced the project to the Brattleboro community in July 2016 with a community celebration which included dancing, drumming, parading, poetry reading, picnicking and root beer floats by the river’s edge.

Artist Evie Lovett said “we are excited that NECCA is part of the momentum, through art and community involvement, towards a collective awareness of the vital resource of the Connecticut River. Throughout the course of the project, community members came out to clear a view to the river, to participate in portrait sessions, they contributed poems and images to Facebook and Instagram, they danced and paraded, all efforts which highlight our connection to the river and each other.”

The exhibition Seeing the River--river photographs by Robert F. George, from the Brattleboro Historical Society, and new collaborative work by artists Billings, Lovett and Wasserman--opens at Vermont Center for Photography on June 2.

From the River, To the River was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant awarded to the Town of Brattleboro, Vermont. For more information on From the River, To the River, visit the project’s Instagram site and Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/fromtherivertotheriver/)

Fair weather event.

Time: 5/26/17 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 23 Depot Street, Putney
May
26
2017

Young Tradition Vermont's 15th Annual Farewell Reunion Concert

Young Tradition Vermont's 15th Annual Farewell Reunion Concert
Description:

The 15th Annual Farewell Reunion featuring David Greely from Louisiana & Zigue (Claude Méthé and Dana Whittle) from Quebec will be presented on Friday May 26, 2017 at Grace Church in Sheldon, Vermont. Proceeds from the concert helps the Tom Sustic Fund, which supports families with children with life-threatening/life-altering conditions. The concert is presented by Young Tradition Vermont and Grace Church as part of the Summer Music at Grace Series. Presenting partners include the All Arts Council and others.
$20 suggested donation.

Time: 5/26/17 7:00pm
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, Sheldon
May
26
2017

Carpenters Tribute Concert, starring Sally Olson

Carpenters Tribute Concert, starring Sally Olson Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Acclaimed Karen Carpenter sound-a-like and look-a-like, Sally Olson will appear in concert on Friday, May 26 at 8:00pm at the Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT. The show will include signature covers and hits by the Carpenters, such as “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “(They Long To Be) Close To You”, “Rainy Days And Mondays”, “Superstar” and more. Sally offers commentary on the history behind the Carpenters’ music, as well as Karen Carpenter’s rise to fame and her sudden and tragic death at the age of thirty-two. Carpenters Tribute Concert, debuted in January 2015 and was conceived by Bill Reed (arranger, music director & piano) and Sally Olson (artistic director & lead vocals).

Randy Schmidt, author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, has said that "Sally's tribute to Karen Carpenter is heartfelt and honest” and Lane Gibson, recording studio owner, producer and engineer, claims that Sally has “an uncanny resemblance” and looks and sounds “just like Karen!” Sally is unsurpassed in her startling representation of Karen Carpenter, and her voice, appearance and stage-presence will have you convinced that the 1970s songstress lives on. Sally’s stunning vocals combined with state of the art video projection, vintage costumes, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and a live band led by music director Bill Reed and featuring bassist Arthur DeQuasie and drummer Chanon Bernstein, will take you on an incredible journey into the world of the Carpenters.

Time: 5/26/17 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Higher Ground, South Burlington
Apr
7
2017
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May
26
2017

Odanaksis is Blooming

Odanaksis is Blooming
Description:

Odanaksis art group is exhibiting plein air paintings from April 7th through May 26th.

Ten artists from the Upper Valley have brought together 32 paintings, mostly painted outdoors to the multi-purpose room at the Norwich Public Library. Odanaksis is a 14 year-old loosely organized group, who go out to various places in the Upper Valley to paint the scenes around them. This exhibit includes many paintings of spring and summer flowers in the landscape.

Artists include; Gail Barton, Sue Bridge, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Linda Laundry, Anne Rose, Jonathan Rose, Susan Rump,
Heather Szczepiorkowski, and Anne Webster Grant

Location: Norwich Plubic Library, 368 Main Street, Norwich VT, Norwich
May
2
2017
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May
27
2017

Student Art Show

Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

A spectacular group of artwork from Stowe students, which exhibit their skills in multiple media and showcase their expressive voice. Guest school: Peoples Academy in Morrisville.

Time: 5/2/17 10:00am - 5/27/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe
Apr
20
2017
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May
28
2017

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors
Description:

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors by Vermont artists Amanda Amend and Susan Bull Riley, will be at the Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho from April 20 through Open Studio Weekend May 27 and 28. An artist reception is planned for Sunday, April 30 from 2-4 pm.

Susan’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world. The work reflects her “love of botanical watercolor, my bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release via art, the intensity of my affection for the landscapes of my native state.” She has collaborated with a number of institutions that seek to protect the natural world such as The New York Museum, The National Science Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, the American Chestnut Foundation, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and many local land trusts. She also has several paintings hanging in the Vermont State House.

Amanda calls her paintings contemplations: “contemplations on the textures, colors, forms and sensory experiences of the world around me and on the thoughts that they inspire”. She is a master at “lost and found edges,” the exploration of the blending of edges between image and reflection. She says ”Watercolor is the perfect medium to explore the morphing of form”. Amanda has participated in exhibitions around the state, is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and was recently featured in the Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in 2016.

Time: 4/20/17 10:00am - 5/28/17 3:00pm
Location: Emile A Gruppe Gallery, Inc, Jericho
Apr
25
2017
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May
28
2017

Upcoming Exhibits at Studio Place Arts

Upcoming Exhibits at Studio Place Arts Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

April 25 - May 28

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 11AM-5PM
Saturday: Noon-4PM

In the main floor gallery:
Seeing the Forests for the Trees
This group show reflects the diversity of woody plants and the feeling of forests, including nontraditional and traditional media and small installations.

In the second floor gallery:
Silent Auction to benefit the SPA nonprofit art center and its programs. A variety of donated art and other items, including featured artists Wendy James and Rene Schall. Bidding starts April 25 and concludes at the BASH on May 12.

In the third floor gallery:
Visual Jazz - Homage to the Earth, by Roger Goldenberg, is a series of monotypes inspired by our Earth’s climate, weather and Geology.

Time: 4/25/17 11:00am - 5/28/17 5:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Apr
13
2017
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May
29
2017

Suspended Moments

Suspended Moments
Description:

Suspended Moments features new abstract paintings with Schmitz’s dynamic brushwork and a lush color palette that already has us feeling the excitement of spring’s unfolding. “I use mark-making to express the constantly moving, changing, and morphing of life and nature, leaving observers certain that they are witnessing merely a fleeting moment in time.” Through Schmitz’s vibrant pieces you can stay in those transitory moments of high energy, movement, and expansion and walk through them as you travel through the composition of her abstract work. The viewer to permitted to pause and take in something that would otherwise be fleeting, almost invisible. The title of the show, Suspended Moments, is a tribute this concept.

Schmitz has a background in landscape and figurative painting, but moved to primarily painting abstract work after the birth of her first child 3 years ago. Schmitz says “I have found that being a parent has heightened my senses and my desire to move beyond literal forms and clarified my artistic motivation to express joy, wonder, and a contented unknowing about life, which is messy and intense but always potent with exceptional beauty.”

Time: 4/13/17 10:00am - 5/29/17 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
May
13
2017
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May
29
2017

Spring Circus Shows

Spring Circus Shows Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

May is for Spring Circus Shows!

Witness high-flying aerialists, acrobats and contortionists who have developed their skills to a high level after an intense year of training at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

Join us for WAYWARD LADIES' FINISHING SCHOOL, fantastic feats by our professional students now graduating and heading out into the world of international performing!

SATURDAY, MAY 13 @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 14 @ 3:00PM and 7:30
FRIDAY, MAY 19 @ 7:30PM
SATURDAY, MAY 20 @ 3:00PM and 7:30

But wait! There's more!

MAY 28TH @ 7PM: Come to NECCA's Circus Cabaret, an evening of high-flying and acrobatic circus acts featuring Foundation Program students as well as guest performers. Clowns and contortionists will be on hand too to entertain you at New England's hottest spot for circus innovation! Tickets are $5.

MAY 29TH @ 5:30PM in front of the train station on 23 Depot Rd in Brattleboro for UNKNOWN IS THE RIPPLE, a performance by NECCA's Foundation program students followed by a potluck picnic . Part of "From the River, To the River" curated by Evie Lovett, Andrea Wasserman & Elizabeth Billings. This is a public art project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" Grant to the town of Brattleboro, Vermont. This is a free performance.

All shows except Unknown is the Ripple are at the Austine Gymnasium, 209 Austine Dr, Brattleboro, VT

TICKETS- $5-$25 @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/764460

Learn more about our professional program, youth troupes, camps and classes at www.necenterforcircusarts.org

Questions? Email us at info@necenterforcircusarts.org or call 802-254-9780

Time: 5/13/17 7:30pm - 5/29/17 6:30pm
Location: 209 Austine Dr., Brattleboro
Mar
25
2017
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May
30
2017

Land Marks: Janet Fredericks & Michaela Harlow

Land Marks: Janet Fredericks & Michaela Harlow
Description:

Two Vermont artists explore abstract landscapes on macro and micro scales in a variety of mediums, pushing references to the natural environment behind graphic mark-making.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, March 25th from 6 to 8 pm!

Time: 3/25/17 10:00am - 5/30/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Mar
25
2017
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May
30
2017

Retracing My Steps: Krista Harris

Retracing My Steps: Krista Harris
Description:

A solo exhibition of richly layered, gestural abstract paintings by Colorado-based artist, Krista Harris, that seek to reinterpret the world we live in, juxtaposing the organic and geometric, patterns in nature and man-made structures, finding balance between nature and technology.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, March 25th from 6 to 8 pm!

Time: 3/25/17 10:00am - 5/30/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Apr
7
2017
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May
31
2017

Vicky Tomayko & Bert Yarborough Exhibition: Collaborations

Vicky Tomayko & Bert Yarborough Exhibition: Collaborations
Description:

Vicky Tomayko is an artist who works with a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints and editions of silkscreened books. She manages the print studio for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA during its seven-month residency program. She teaches silkscreen printing at Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA and a variety of courses at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum School, MA. Artist-in-residence at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Orleans, MA for ten years, and recipient of two Ford Foundation Grants, she exhibits her work at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA. She has an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Bert Yarborough has a degree in Architecture from Clemson University and an MA and MFA in Photography from the University of Iowa. He currently holds the Sonia C. Davidow ’56 Endowed Chair in the Fine and Performing Arts at Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, where he also serves as the Director of the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery and teaches Drawing and Painting. A former two-year Resident Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, he served as Visual Arts Program Coordinator for four years and is now serving as Chairman of the Visual Committee. He has received two NH State Arts Council Grants in Painting, an NEA Fellowship in Sculpture and a Fulbright Fellowship to Nigeria, also in Sculpture. He is represented by McGowan Fine Arts in Concord, NH and was a founding member of artSTRAND Gallery of Provincetown, MA.

Time: 4/7/17 6:00pm - 5/31/17 3:00pm
Location: Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, 85 N Main St. Ste 160, White River Junction
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

Face Of Love

Face Of Love
Description:

Rich Ray Art Presents Face of Love

This is a series of portraits from my latest works. Manipulated abstract photography. There is a opening on Saturday May 6th from 1-3 pm. All are welcome!

Time: 5/1/17 9:30am - 5/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Crowell Gallery, Newfane
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

IAA Family Portrait Project

IAA Family Portrait Project
Description:

The Integrated Arts Academy celebrates our community’s vibrancy and diversity. We care deeply that all of our students and families feel welcome at IAA. As a school that embraces family diversity, we understand the powerful impact this inclusive environment has on our students. When all families feel welcome, children aren’t singled out, excluded, or bullied because their family is “different.” When children experience being an integral part of a school and classroom community, they perform better and contribute in positive ways. We believe that students can only achieve academic success when they work together in a safe and caring environment.

We aspire to share this perspective with our broader community through both photography and writing. The IAA Family Portrait Project is a collaboration between IAA, Burlington City Arts (BCA) and the IAA PTO. This inclusive whole-school residency features the family photographs of BCA photographer, Michelle Saffran, alongside family stories written by IAA students. To help inspire their own writing, the students read Todd Parr’s award-winning The Family Book, a children’s book that celebrates family diversity. Then they were given prompts to begin their essays: I have a family. So do you. So does everyone. The final compositions, written by kids from more than twenty countries, are good examples of what makes each child’s family special from their unique point of view. We feel the IAA Family Portrait Project provides an opportunity for children from all backgrounds to feel that their families are important, no matter what their make-up.

During the month of May, 2017, the collaborative pieces will be exhibited throughout the city. Look for them in the foyer gallery at Burlington City Hall, as well as at local businesses within the Old North End neighborhood where IAA is located. We are grateful to Burlington City Arts, Barrio Bakery, Chubby Muffin, North End Studios, Nunyuns, and Fletcher Free Library for hosting these images and stories. We are delighted to share our project with you.

Location: Burlington City Hall, Fletcher Free Library, Barrio Bakery, North End Studio, Chubby Muffin, and Nunyan's, Burlington
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

"The Leftovers"

"The Leftovers"
Description:

Stencil and Spray Paint designs by artist DJ Barry

Karen Kitzmiller Room & The Non-Fiction Room

Time: 5/1/17 10:00am - 5/31/17 11:59pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

"100 Flowers of Peace"

"100 Flowers of Peace"
Description:

Poetry Banner Art by T. Namaya
"100 Flowers of Peace is a poem that has been translated into 109 languages and is printed on banners that are 1ft x 2ft.

The Hayes Room

Time: 5/1/17 10:00am - 5/31/17 11:59pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
May
19
2017
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Jun
4
2017

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Shipwrecked!

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Shipwrecked!
Description:

This year is Oldcastle's 46th season and the 6th in their Main Street theatre. The season opens May 19 with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies' highly inventive "Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself).” The play brings audiences the thrilling story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Be prepared to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. "Shipwrecked!” examines how far we are willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. The New York Times wrote "We can also consider the possibility that the hero of this true story, based on an untrue story, is a little of each." The cast includes David Joseph, a veteran of Shakespeare and Company, who was nominated for a Berkshire Theatre Award for his charming portrayal of Charles Chaplin in the Oldcastle production of the world premiere of "The Consul, the Tramp & America's Sweetheart.” John Hadden, the winner of the Berkshire Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Shakespeare and Company’s"Two Gentlemen of Verona", makes his Oldcastle debut as De Rougemont.

Time: 5/19/17 7:30pm - 6/4/17 9:30pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street, Bennington
May
26
2017
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Jun
5
2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (PG-13)

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (PG-13)
Description:

In 2D: May 26, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm

2D Tickets: $9 Adults | $8 Seniors (62 & up) | $8 Kids (12 & under)
*Pentangle Members $7 at the door*

In 3D: June 2, 3, 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm

3D Tickets: $11 Adults | $10 Seniors (62 & up) | $10 Kids (12 & under)
*Pentangle Members $9 at the door*

Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel

Directed by James Gunn

Run Time: 2 hr. 18 min.

Time: 5/26/17 7:30pm - 6/5/17 9:50pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
May
26
2017
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Jun
24
2017

The Syrian Experience as Art

The Syrian Experience as Art Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Syrian Experience As Art is a traveling exhibition from Castleton University representing the work of ten Syrian artists individually responding with creativity to loss and destruction. Please join ArtisTree Gallery in welcoming these works of humanity and connection. Opening Reception: Friday, May 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

Time: 5/26/17 11:00am - 6/24/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
Feb
10
2017
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Jun
24
2017

The SHE Project - Part I

The SHE Project - Part I Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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

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

February 10 - June 24, 2017
Castleton University Bank Gallery

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

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

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

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

Time: 2/10/17 12:00pm - 6/24/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
May
13
2017
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Jun
24
2017

“Notes From Underground” by Elizabeth Michelman

“Notes From Underground” by Elizabeth Michelman
Description:

"Notes From Underground" A Site-responsive Exhibition and Experiment in Democracy.
A closing artist's talk is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.

The rock-lined basement of the Castleton Downtown Gallery, in Downtown Rutland provides the setting for Elizabeth Michelman’s “Notes from Underground”. Michelman’s artistic musings guide us through experiences of language-as-form, form-as-language, the poetry of video and music, and the politics of making art.
Among the varied works are “Change” [a video installation, which ponders the meaning of life in a laundromat] and “Farewell Notes” [the musings of ghosts of violins from a world beyond]. The development of abstract color in the paintings of American Modernist Stuart Davis is a topic for Michelman’s interpretation and transformation in brightly colored vinyl collages. The integrated language, image, and music from letters and books of a twentieth century master inspired the theme-and-variations of her Matisse-Gilot Series, works of acrylic ink on paper.

Finally, Michelman once more brings to life for this exhibition her ongoing participatory work, "Moment of Recognition". This red-white-and-blue glass installation invites individuals to come together in building a community. The work was born in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and has evolved over time into an extended reaffirmation of the social compact of a democracy.
By lending your hand (writing) permanently toward the joint completion of the sculpture, you will personally build this statement and be given a clone for yourself. The price of participation has been held to $250 since inception to cover the artist’s costs. A portion of receipts will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Forms for participating in Moment of Recognition will be available from the artist or on site at the Castleton University Art Gallery (you are also welcome to E-mail us for a copy). Each new piece will be produced and added to the actual work during the course of the exhibition. More information available at: https://www.911memorial.org/registry/ezwordz/sow.

-- About the Artist --
Elizabeth Michelman’s interdisciplinary and conceptual art includes video and installation, sculpture, poetry, and painting. A resident of Brookline, MA, she holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Georgetown University Law Center, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and in other New England schools and museums. In addition to exhibiting her own art, Michelman has been curating exhibitions of public installation and conceptual art around Boston for over ten years. She has received numerous grants from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Brookline Community Foundation, and the North Attleboro Arts Commission. She received an award for works on paper from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2000. Her work has also been exhibited throughout The United States including exhibitions at The Soho20 Gallery in Chelsea (NYC), The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, The Women’s Museum of Dallas (TX), and The Attleboro Art Museum (MA). Her post-9/11 community sculpture “Moment of Recognition,” first shown at the “Art Works” community gallery in New Bedford in November, 2001, can be seen on the website of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

Time: 5/13/17 11:00am - 6/24/17 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
May
20
2017
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Jun
27
2017

The Arts Council of Windham County Needs a New Look! Can you help us?

The Arts Council of Windham County Needs a New Look! Can you help us?
Description:

We are inviting artists throughout the region to participate in our new logo contest. We are looking for artists to design a new logo for use by the Arts Council of Windham County & for our Gallery Walk! Our logo contest is being supported by a number of sponsors including the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, Latchis Theatre, Mondo Mediaworks, River Gallery School, T.J. Buckley's, and Zephyr Designs.

We are searching high and low for an artist or designer to craft new logos for use for the Arts Council of WIndham County and with our monthly Gallery Walk, is that you? Entries can include a range from typography and photography to drawing, painting or other types of visual submissions. We do understand that there is a range of art forms and in the future, the Arts Council of Windham County will be inviting artists from other genres to participate in creating other kinds of materials for the Arts Council.

For serious consideration, all submissions must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG file by emailing Shanta Lee Gander at Shantalee.Gander@acwc.us. Information will also be provided at www.acwc.us. Deadline for all entries is Tuesday, June 27, 2017. All submissions will be shared with a panel of judges and the winners will be announced in early July.

The winner who designs the ACWC logo or the Gallery Walk logo will receive the following prize packages:

ACWC Logo winner will receive:
A $200 Gift Certificate from the River Gallery School to use towards a class;
$50 Gift certificate to T.J. Buckley's;
Latchis Theatre Movie Package: Complete with Movie Tickets and Popcorn;
A year-long membership to the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (only if you are a new or returning member);
A feature on ACWC BCTV show ArtStory along with other local media promotion;
1/2 page Ad in the Gallery Walk book (for the month of your choosing);

Gallery Walk Logo winner will receive:
$50 Gift Certificate from Zephyrs
1 Hour of digital marketing consultation with Mondo Mediaworks
Latchis Theatre Movie Package: Complete with Movie Tickets and Popcorn
A year-long membership to the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (if you are a new or returning member)
A feature on ArtStory along with other local media promotion.
1/4 page Ad space in the Gallery Walk book (for the month of your choosing)
Good luck to all potential contest entrants and may the best designs win!

The Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) works to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in Windham County by acting as a resource hub for artists while connecting people with the culture of the southern Vermont watershed area.

Time: 5/20/17 12:00am - 6/27/17 12:00pm
Location: Arts Council of Windham County, Brattleboro
May
5
2017
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Jun
27
2017

Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography

Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) welcomes spring with a new exhibit of floral photographs by Richard Conrad and wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard. The show, "Fish, Fowl & Flowers" runs May 3rd through June 27th . Opening reception is May 5th, 5-7pm.

Vermont artists William Barnard and Richard Conrad both find inspiration from observing nature, sometimes with scientific precision. "I'm a vertebrate ecologist," explains Barnard. "The beginnings of my interest in art are reflected in the pages of my field notes." Like nature itself, Barnard's carved wooden fish, birds and other animals have evolved as he experiments with new techniques and media. "My early carvings were intended to be as realistic as my skills permitted, lately I've done a few more abstract pieces."

Photographer Richard Conrad started taking pictures in New York City in the 1960s. A move to Vermont in 1995 changed his focus. "I enjoy photographing Vermont's varied countryside throughout the year as well as its small towns and villages," says Conrad. "I also enjoy garden photography. My wife is an avid gardener and landscape designer. We get to see and share our visited gardens from two entirely different perspectives."

The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon is open daily from 10AM to 5PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a nonprofit cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 non-profit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Time: 5/5/17 10:00am - 6/27/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Apr
5
2017
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Jun
30
2017

FROM NATURE TO ABSTRACT - Works by Maria Anghelache

FROM NATURE TO ABSTRACT - Works by Maria Anghelache Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Anghelache blends abstract objects and form directly from her observation of the natural world, creating pastels and acrylic works on paper and canvas with a free-flowing, dimensional fluidity. In her work, she appears to both build up and break down natural elements into their constituent parts to get to the very essence of nature. Opening reception April 13 from 4-7 PM.

Time: 4/5/17 8:00am - 6/30/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
5
2017
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Jun
30
2017

MOMENTS - Watercolors by Jo MacKenzie

MOMENTS -  Watercolors by Jo MacKenzie Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Jo MacKenzie’s watercolor paintings on paper bring the bright, airy, fresh light of spring and summer within lovely domestic interiors. The show also features a vivid array of beautifully painted details within floral images. Opening reception April 13 from 4-7 PM. Photo ID required for gallery entry.

Time: 4/5/17 8:00am - 6/30/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
May
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

Retrospective - Sculpture & Paintings

Retrospective - Sculpture & Paintings
Description:

Reception: Sunday, May 7 from 5-7 pm

Show is open May 1 - June 30

Time: 5/1/17 1:00pm - 6/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Studio Center - Gallery 2, 30 Pearl Street, Johnson
May
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

Spring Fever Group Art Exhibit

Spring Fever Group Art Exhibit
Description:

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain

Spring Fever
This is a showcase of artwork that speaks to the “pull” we all may feel at this time of year. The weather is finally warm and there are more hours to revel in sunlight, but it could still snow at any point... it feels as though anything is actually possible. This time, at the threshold of seasons, pronounces feelings of anticipation and the excitement of what is to come. The artists included in this show are celebrating this frenetic energy in many forms, from sculptures to zines, photographs and paintings. Most works are for sale.
Artists include: Amy Anselmo, E.Bay, Kristen Blaker, Renee Bouchard, T.W Collins, Trippe Cullinane, Aimee LaPorte, Tom Longtin, Charlotte Lyons, Ray Mullineaux, Madalyn Olson, Jill Van Orden and Rhonda Ratray

The Gallery at The Left Bank is part of a community space where classes, lectures, music and other activities abound.
The space is usually open weekdays from 10-3 pm and often on Wednesday and Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm
you may also make an appointment by contacting

for more information or to confirm a visit, please contact rhondaratray@gmail.com or amyanselmovt@gmail.com

photo by TW Collins

Location: The Left Bank, North Bennington
May
5
2017
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Jul
2
2017

Splash of Color: Norma Montaigne

Splash of Color: Norma Montaigne Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

As Norma Montaigne enjoys working with different textures and mediums, she believes every idea can be executed in a number of ways. Color can be bold or soft; paint can be thick or washed out; surfaces can be wood, canvas, paper or of a three dimensional character. Each texture or medium is a calculated choice used to convey the concept, knowing that no one medium can solve every idea. She says searching for different mediums leads her to interesting places: “Experimenting challenges my every day and thought.” Montaigne presents a collection of her vibrant and varied work in ‘Splash of Color’ at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon from May 5 through July 2 with a reception Sunday, May 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Time: 5/5/17 10:00am - 7/2/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
May
2
2017
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Jul
7
2017

"A Change in the Weather"

"A Change in the Weather"
Description:

A Change in the Weather
A Joint Exhibit of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy
T.W. Wood Gallery
May 2, 2017-July 7, 2017

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce a joint exhibit of the works of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy. The exhibit will be open for viewing from Tuesday, May 2, through Friday July 7, 2017. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase works on Friday, May 5 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery with a presentation by the artists at 6:00 pm. This event is part of Montpelier’s Art Walk. Music with the CBT band will be playing before the talk.

Ms. Murphy’s professional life has been as a botanical and natural history illustrator. Ms. Murphy has an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and has attended the Parsons School of Design, Humboldt Field Research Institute, along with other art educational programs. She said of her artwork ”This past summer my brother invited me on a river trip down the Noatak River in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park. It was a place so remote, so far from human habitation that I felt as if I was entering into a living, breathing, unfamiliar organism- a sentient macrocosm made up of many smaller interconnecting systems.

This remote place was mysterious and revealing, fragile and fierce, beautiful and frightening. The paintings here are an attempt to understand these contradicting features and to come to terms with the vulnerability of our complex planet as it responds to unprecedented and perhaps irrevocable changes.”

Mr. Murphy was a newspaper photographer and photo editor in Wyoming and Alaska for 37 years. During that time he was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service in 1989, and his staff was nominated for the Pulitzer in News Photography for their coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Since the end of his newspaper career Mr. Murphy has worked as an editor of photography books, a freelance photographer, the leader of wilderness photography workshops, and as a professor of journalism at the University of Alaska. He is currently working on a body of photographs documenting the effects of climate change in the Alaska Arctic."

Mr. Murphy noted: "These Alaska landscape photographs, many of which come from north of the Arctic Circle, speak not only to the majestic beauty of a great land, but to the transformation the land and waters are experiencing as a result of a warming world.

The photographs are not meant as political statements, nor are they meant to explain the causes or the possible solutions to climate change, but only to document an undeniable environmental transition. The landforms and waters of the Arctic are changing faster than anywhere else on the planet, and they may be a bellwether of what awaits the rest of the world.

It is worth our paying attention."

Also on exhibit at the Gallery are works from the Central Vermont Pastel Society members along with artwork from the T.W. Wood Permanent Collection. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 5/2/17 12:00pm - 7/7/17 4:00pm
Location: TW Wood Gallery and Museum, Montpelier
May
6
2017
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Jul
10
2017

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In this exhibit, W. David Powell has amassed a treasure trove of exciting images. The many collages draw material from 19th century books and ephemera, mixing digital prints and traditional media. They are not only beautiful but also challenge our habitual thinking about science and philosophy.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
May
23
2017
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Aug
19
2017

"The Dames" Exhibition Photography + Audio

"The Dames" Exhibition Photography + Audio
Description:

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. Peering from the outside in we might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership.

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is a women’s lineage organization founded in Philadelphia in 1892. Vermont joined the Society in 1898 and it is now one of forty-four state societies with over 15,000 members nationwide. The Vermont group is among the smallest, with a current membership of 41 Dames—working on community service projects, historic preservation, patriotic service and educational programs to promote “education of our citizens and youth about the past and to stimulate interest, patriotism and love of country.”

But who are these women—these Dames? For the past two years, Vermont Folklife Center researchers have conducted an oral history and photographic documentation project in collaboration with the Vermont Society of the NSCDA, to answer that question.

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. Peering from the outside in we might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership.

Without exception, these Dames speak of strong connections to history and to nature—and of families who prioritized education for their daughters. Most began their educations at women’s colleges in WWII and post-war times, just as traditional assumptions about women’s roles and capabilities were overturning. Curious and earnest, dedicated and persistent, they have prided themselves in being life-long learners and lasting contributors to their wider communities.

Many speak honestly, and intimately, of complex issues surrounding privilege, exclusivity, and relevance of their society in today’s world. They shed light on challenges in their personal lives met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose, the impact of changing gender roles across their lifetimes—and a coming to terms with aging.

Ethnographic inquiry aspires to make people visible to one another across difference—and with that intention in mind, the exhibit invites viewers to drop into conversation with these Dames and meet them on their own terms.

This exhibit was funded in part by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont—along with program underwriting from the Rotary Club of Middlebury, VT, Cabot Creamery, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Arts Council, and our membership at large.

The Vision & Voice Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 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: 5/23/17 10:00am - 8/19/17 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Apr
19
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"
Description:

Black-and-white photographs by Elliot Burg, depicting Ali Watson, a UVM senior and dedicated amateur boxer, who competed in this year's New England Golden Gloves tournament. The images, which capture Watson in training and in the ring, reflect her combination of power and grace.

Time: 4/19/17 4:00pm - 8/31/17 3:30pm
Location: Livak Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center (3rd Floor), UVM, Burlington
Sep
4
2015
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Aug
31
2017

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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

Includes

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

Location: Sculpture Garden - Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier