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Jul
29
2015

Goddard MFA Art Crawl

Goddard MFA Art Crawl
Description:

The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program presents their semi-annual MFA student Art Crawl at Goddard College’s Plainfield, Vermont campus. Free and open to the public.

Artists of all media will exhibit, perform, and transform the Greatwood campus into an arts festival. In the past, this has taken the form of dance performances, outdoor theater, gallery exhibits, music, and the unpredictable.

Time: 7/29/15 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Goddard College, Plainfield
Jul
29
2015

View From Table Rock

View From Table Rock
Description:

Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 PM Bellows Falls Opera House

"The View from Table Rock" documentary

(visit www.tablerockview.com)

explores Bellows Falls' past and present using two antique Bird's Eye View 1880's lithographs


Meet the director, Lyle Sorensen, for a Q & A

A Classic Movie Night, admission $5

Sponsored by:
Joy Wah Restaurant-----Abenaque Car Wash----Green Mtn Marina-----CT River Watershed
Bellows Falls Historical Society celebrating 50 years

more info & accesibility ?'s contact: RAMP 802-463-3252 ramp@sover.net

Time: 7/29/15 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls
Jul
27
2015
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Jul
31
2015

Puppet Palooza: A Puppetry Arts Camp

Puppet Palooza: A Puppetry Arts Camp Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

During this five-day experience, children will become puppeteers – and many original puppets will come to life! Campers will learn puppetry, drama, and stagecraft techniques and design a variety of different puppets and then share their puppeteering skills and creations during Finale Friday, from 2:30 – 3:00pm. Led by Laura King, literacy teacher leader and owner of “Friend-in-Hand” Puppetry Arts. $200 which includes breakfast and lunch daily. Open to kids 8-14 years old. Register by July 15th.
For more information and to register, visit: https://puppetpalooza.wufoo.com/forms/puppet-palooza-registration/

Time: 7/27/15 8:30am - 7/31/15 3:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jul
27
2015
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Jul
31
2015

Lights, Camera, Action! Filmmaking Camp at River Arts

Lights, Camera, Action! Filmmaking Camp at River Arts
Description:

AGES 9-13 YRS / $225 (financial assistance available)
JULY 27-31, 9-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30am available)

Explore the fundamentals of filmmaking in this unique camp which challenges young filmmakers to tell a story with moving images. Campers will create their own short films while shooting on digital video cameras, composing, directing, lighting for quality images and editing their pieces using digital editing software. Final pieces will be premiered at River Arts “Theatre” on the final day of camp for family and friends. Instructor: Sequana Skye

Register online www.RiverArtsVT.org or call 802-888-1261

Time: 7/27/15 9:00am - 7/31/15 3:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jul
1
2015
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Jul
31
2015

Angling & Art

Angling & Art
Description:

Join the AMFF and local artists George Van Hook, Mark Tougias, Luther Hall, Samantha Aronson, Yoshi Akiyama, John Swan, and more for our annual benefit art sale.There will be an assortment of their works available for purchase including paintings, photographs, and pastels - a large selection of styles and sizes for any room in your house. Angling & Art is more than a way for the first-time or seasoned collector to acquire some fantastic fly fishing paintings, it is a month-long celebration of art to coincide with the opening of the AMFF's new art themed exhibitions The New Yorker Goes Fly Fishing and Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist. On July 11 we are hosting Canvas ‘n Cocktails at the Museum, a paint and sip event with artist Samantha Aronson. Join her from 4-6 p.m. for a glass of wine (or two) as she walks you through watercolor painting. At the end of the night you'll take home a one-of-a-kind painting and hopefully a newfound talent!

Time: 7/1/15 10:00am - 7/31/15 4:00pm
Location: American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester
Jul
1
2015
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Jul
31
2015

Beth Donahue: American Zen

Beth Donahue: American Zen
Description:

Opening July 1, 2015 in the South Gallery is a solo show for local artist Beth Donahue. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and now living in Stowe, Beth Donahue attended Regis College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Stylistically, Donahue’s work in American Zen rests firmly with boldly painted, non-representational imagery. Language and painting are infused with spirit. Donahue is influenced by the literary works and teachings of Hindu and Zen Masters as well as nature's kaleidoscope of patterns and forms. Donahue’s works will be on display through July 31, 2015.

Time: 7/1/15 9:00am - 7/31/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
1
2015
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Jul
31
2015

Essex Art League Display & Sale

Essex Art League Display & Sale
Description:

Visual Picnic!

Come feast your eyes on the wonderful new art display offered by the members of Essex Art League during the month of July at the Old Red Mill in Jericho. Paintings in all mediums, photographs, matted prints, and ceramic art are available for purchase. For information on the League as well as a detailed calendar of events, online gallery, and meeting times, see their website: www.essexartleague.com

Time: 7/1/15 10:00am - 7/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Old Red Mill, Jericho
Jul
19
2015
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Jul
31
2015

Vermont Musical Theatre Academy

Vermont Musical Theatre Academy
Description:

Spotlight Vermont in association with Bill Reed Voice Studio presents the Vermont Musical Theatre Academy's Summer Showcase
July 19 – July 31st
Open to ages 10 to 19
Trip to New York City: August 1- 2

9AM – 5PM Monday through Friday
1 hour break for lunch each day
Orientation session Sunday July 19th. 2 – 5PM
Over 70 hours of singing / acting and dance with a showcase performance early Friday evening July 31st.

Cost: $599 for new VTMTA members (audition is required)
Showcase participants receive a $100 credit for the optional Spotlight Trip to New York (the weekend following the Showcase.)

For more information about the Summer Showcase and NYC trip, please contact Sally Olson, Managing Director at Bill Reed Voice Studio: admin@billreedvoicestudio.com
Or visit: http://billreedvoicestudio.com/vermont-musical-theatre-academy.html

Location: Spotlight Vermont, South Burlington
Jun
5
2015
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Jul
31
2015

"In My Backyard," an exhibit of photographs by John Snell

"In My Backyard," an exhibit of photographs by John Snell
Description:

The thirty color photographs in this exhibit, all made in Central Vermont over the past several years, show the astonishing beauty that can be seen in "our backyard." We see that through the eyes of local photographer, John Snell, whether in beautiful closeups of flowers or long landscapes or reflections in water. The show will hang through the end of July on both floors of the library.

Location: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
May
7
2015
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Jul
31
2015

River Works - Exhibit at The Gallery at River Arts

River Works - Exhibit at The Gallery at River Arts Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Featuring works by:

Arista Alanis • Kevin Fahey • Janet Fredericks
John Miller • John Sargent • Rett Sturman
Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th, 5-7pm


​​The Gallery at River Arts celebrates a powerful collection of images, colors, textures and constructions directly inspired by Vermont rivers and water meditations in the group show – River Works.

Alanis brings expressive abstraction to her paintings and charcoal drawings, while Sargent’s work speaks to man’s impact on the natural world. Miller’s photographs reveal his multi-faceted connection to rivers: emotional, historical, aesthetic, visceral, and sensual. Frederick’s drawings, paintings and scrolls function as conversations and maps of her native surroundings, while Fahey’s paintings reflect the juxtaposition of the powerful and soothing qualities of rivers. Sturman’s painting of Ricketson Farm in Stowe is spellbinding in its translation of light. Lipke describes her video installations and vessels constructed with handmade paper as “a subtext to the cyclical, regenerative and spiritual properties of water.” Each piece in River Works brings own unique dialogue to the conversation many visual artists have with nature.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00p.m., Fridays 9:00-2:00p.m, closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 802-888-1261, or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
6
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Art of the Animal Kingdom XX

Art of the Animal Kingdom XX Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

One of the country’s most prestigious wildlife exhibitions opens on June 6 and will run through late August. This year, to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, many of the past Special Guest Artist will be sending work to be exhibited with work submitted by invited artists. Artists include Michael Coleman, Morten Solberg, Nancy Howe, Terry Isaac, Sandy Scott, Jan Martin McGuire and Rosetta. Over 85 pieces of fine wildlife art by many of the country’s finest artists will be on view and for sale.

Time: 6/6/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Jun
20
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Summer Solo Exhibitions

Summer Solo Exhibitions
Description:

2015 Summer Solo Exhibitions
June 20th – August 2nd, 2015
Yester House Galleries
Please join us for the opening reception on
Saturday, June 20th from 2-4 pm
Free and open to the public. Wine & Hors D’oeuvres.
Meet the artists:
Sabina Alcorn
Margret Carde
Douglas David
Barrack Evans
Lesley Heathcote
Keith Hoffman
Caryn King
Robert Lafond
John Olson
Tom Remp
Mark Tougias
Richard Weinstein
Also introducing new artworks by Eben Markowski and
Gerald Stoner to the SVAC Sculpture Park.
Yester House is open from 10am–5pm Tues-Sat, 12pm–5pm Sun

Time: 6/20/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Yester House Galleries - 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
Jul
10
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Cabaret

Cabaret Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Book by Joe Masteroff,
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage to tantalize the crowd and leave their troubles outside. Dive in and experience the decadent world of pre-WWII Berlin nightlife, and come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history.

Location: Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington
Jun
9
2015
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Aug
7
2015

"Things to Remember Camping"

"Things to Remember Camping"
Description:

Art by Hannah Morris

All of the pieces are gouache and paper collages on board, some also including sewn fabric. Hand-lettered texts are posted next to the framed images. The work is playful and fun. Stop by the opening June 12 to share the joy, simplicity, and zen in Hannah’s collages. If you miss the opening, stop by the Council before August 7th.

more info here

Time: 6/9/15 8:00am - 8/7/15 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Jul
29
2015
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Aug
8
2015

Woody Guthrie's American Song

Woody Guthrie's American Song
Description:

An exuberant musical celebration of America. Woody Guthrie’s American Song tells the life of the rambling folk singer through his words and music. From the dust storms of Texas to the promised land of California to the streets of New York City, Guthrie spins the tale of the land that ‘was made for you and me’. A roof-raisin’, heart-breakin’, soul-soarin’ musical journey straight into the heart of America.

Time: 7/29/15 8:00pm - 8/8/15 11:59pm
Location: Saint Michael's Playhouse, Colchester
May
22
2015
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Aug
9
2015

The Language Schools at the Museum

The Language Schools at the Museum
Description:

Travel the world in this summer exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Middlebury Language Schools. The many countries and cultures of Middlebury’s Language Schools are represented by 20 works of art selected from the museum’s permanent collection. Free

Time: 5/22/15 10:00am - 8/9/15 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
May
22
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African American Experience

Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African American Experience
Description:

This exhibit is comprised of approximately 100 photographs of African Americans from the exhaustive yet little known collection of George R. Rinhart, one of the foremost collectors of American photography. Selected images range from daguerreotypes created in the 1840s to photographs of the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. Many of these images have never been previously exhibited. Free

Time: 5/22/15 10:00am - 8/9/15 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Johnson Gallery, Middlebury
Jun
5
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Sally Hughes: Watercolor for the Senses

Sally Hughes: Watercolor for the Senses Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Sally Hughes has always dabbled in artistic pursuits, but not until chronic neurological Lyme Disease drastically altered her enjoyment of the outdoors did she seriously pursue watercolor painting. Sally went from being a rigorous participant in the outdoors to more of an observer of the beauty and awe of the world we live in. The exhibit shows her ability to capture the essence of this beauty in her own interpretive style. An opening reception will be held on June 5, from 5-7pm.

Time: 6/5/15 10:00am - 8/9/15 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jul
23
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents THE OTHER PLACE

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents THE OTHER PLACE Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

By Sharr White

The riveting new psychological drama

Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. Weston favorites David Bonanno and Susan Haefner star for an unforgettable night of theatre.

1 hour 20 minutes. No intermission. Strong language.

Tickets: $28, Students half price

Box Office: 802-824-8167

Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Saturday matinee at 2pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Location: Weston Rod & Gun Club - 982 Rte 100 Weston, VT, Weston
Jul
15
2015
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Aug
15
2015

"A Sense Of Place" by Denis Versweyveld & Judith Rey

"A Sense Of Place" by Denis Versweyveld & Judith Rey Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Join us in experiencing the combined artistic visions of Denis Versweyveld and Judith Rey. The exhibition will offer a balanced presentation of painting and sculpture by the two Ferrisburg artists. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 24 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

"Place is much more than the geographical coordinates of latitude and longitude. It is more than the physical constructs of mountains, fields, rivers, or of buildings, roads and bridges. Place is about the experience of people within this environment. To have a full Sense of Place it is necessary to understand the human interaction within the environment and to bring it to a level of conscious awareness.

After over 40 years of living, working and building our environment in Vermont we are still in awe of the ongoing daily and ever-changing spectacle of color, texture, and weather that takes place outside our windows and permeates our home.

We want our work to be a call to fully experience that which really matters."
~ Judith Rey & Denis Versweyveld

Time: 7/15/15 11:00am - 8/15/15 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Jul
25
2015
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Aug
22
2015

Unbound Vol V Exhibit

Unbound Vol V Exhibit
Description:

Exhibit Dates: July 24th-August 22nd
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24th from 5:30-7:30pm
The broad theme of “UNBOUND, VOL V” encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a “book” is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore these ideas of “the book” and all the ways artists use its format as a stepping off point or as a material to explore new ideas. An exhibit sponsored by ArtisTree Art Gallery and Pentangle Arts Council in conjunction with the Bookstock Literary Festival. Cash Bar.

Time: 7/25/15 11:00am - 8/22/15 4:00am
Location: Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jul
3
2015
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Aug
22
2015

THE CABARET at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

THE CABARET at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Description:

The perfect musical nightcap! Join us for an unforgettable hour of music and mayhem. Food and drink available in our intimate downstairs pub.

The Cabaret starts 15 minutes after evening performances at the Playhouse (until 8/22 and not after preview performances).

Tickets are just $12 - reservations are required.

Box Office: 802-824-5288

Location: Weston Playhouse - 12 Park Street Weston, VT, Weston
Jun
19
2015
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Aug
23
2015

Best of the Northeast MFA

Best of the Northeast MFA Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Our third biennial introductory exhibition of emerging contemporary artists from Quebec, New England, and New York MFA students.

Time: 6/19/15 6:00pm - 8/23/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
26
2015
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Aug
28
2015

Rob Mermin's One-Man Shows on Circus, Mime & Silent Film

Rob Mermin's One-Man Shows on Circus, Mime & Silent Film Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Rob Mermin performs 3 programs in rep at the Unadilla Theater throughout the summer. These rare solo autobiographical appearances by the founder of Circus Smirkus covers a history of traditional arts.
1. Adventures in Mime & Space: The Legacy of Marcel Marceau is Rob's tribute to his longtime mentor.
Aug 2, 16, 23
2. Circle of Sawdust: The Mud, Myth, Magic, and Mayhem of Circus! is a rousing insider's look at the world of traditional tent circus life.
Aug. 5, 14, 21
3. Silents Are Golden: A Celebration of Silent Film displays the forgotten art of silent acting, illustrated with 100 film clips.
JULY 26, AUG 28
Detailed program descriptions can be found at: www.RobMermin.com

“Like you, dear friend, I live to enlighten dreams. It is our common task to bring light to the art we love, the Silent Language of the Soul.” — from a Marcel Marceau letter to Rob Mermin

Time: 7/26/15 7:30pm - 8/28/15 9:30pm
Location: Unadilla Theater, Montpelier
Jul
21
2015
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Aug
29
2015

Next SPA Shows - Summer 2015

Next SPA Shows - Summer 2015
Description:

Main floor gallery:
Strength – A show exploring the myriad meanings of strength, whether by force or spirit, involving traditional and nontraditional media.

Second floor gallery:
Spirit Images by Eleanor Ott
Drawings and Words

Third floor gallery:
Nature Scapes and Other Worlds by Ruth Hamilton
Paintings, installation & sculptures


SPA Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11AM-5PM, Sat: Noon-4PM

Time: 7/21/15 11:00am - 8/29/15 4:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
3
2015
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Aug
31
2015

Faces of India: A Retrospective Part 1

Faces of India:  A Retrospective Part 1
Description:

As the cliche goes, eyes are the window to the soul but a face is an invitation especially into observing culture. The exhibit features a few of a collection of 12,000 photos that I captured while in India 2011-12. Whether it is the grand gesture of a smile, a contemplative moment, or the deepened creases caused by laughter, faces are a bridge to the human experience.

Shanta Lee is an artist and multi-faceted professional in areas of marketing, management, event planning, and other areas. As an artist, her endeavors include bellydance, writing prose/poetry/articles, and photography. Shanta’s current projects includes a photography collaboration, Perfect Imperfection (storieswetellphotography.com), with photographer Liz LaVorgna (www.lizlavorgna.com). Professional endeavors include: Media & PR work with several clients, Director of Development at Windham Child Care Association, and Coordinator of the Slow Living Summit.

You can check out more of Shanta's artistic work at:

http://WildlyCreative.World/
https://soundcloud.com/shanta-lee-1
http://storieswetellphotography.com/
http://www.reformer802.com/realtalk/

Time: 7/3/15 5:30pm - 8/31/15 5:30pm
Location: Flat Street Bar and Restaurant, 6 Flat Street, Brattleboro
Jun
12
2015
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Aug
31
2015

Susan Wahlrab: Seasons

Susan Wahlrab: Seasons
Description:

The North Gallery of West Branch hosts Susan Wahlrab’s new exhibition entitled Seasons and is on view through August 31. Her unique watercolor technique is impressionistic when viewed from a distance alluding to the British Romantic landscapes of J.M.W. Turner and Monet. Their influence is clearly evidenced, yet viewed up close, one is surprised to see tiny pools, miniscule etchings in the wash of color, like watery hieroglyphics. Almost encaustic in their layered density, the paintings look and feel wet from the coating of glossy clear varnish.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
3
2015
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Sep
1
2015

"Colors of Summer" by Althea Bilodeau, Contemporary Feltwear and Kathy Domenicucci, Oil Painting

"Colors of Summer" by Althea Bilodeau, Contemporary Feltwear and Kathy Domenicucci, Oil Painting Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Summer at the Brandon Artists Guild will focus on the fresh and vibrant work of two artists working in very different media.

Althea Bilodeau, a third generation fiber artist, creates clothing and accessories using wool felt and woven silk, using her own interpretation of an ancient wet felting technique. Her fabrics have been used in the NY fashion business in collections by designer Chris Benz.

Kathy Domenicucci paints with a classic yet fresh quality. Her skillful control of light, color and composition with spontaneity results in exquisite rich works of art. Her inspiration comes from everyday life enjoyed in this beautiful state.

Colors of Summer will be on exhibit every day from 7/3 to 9/1, with an Opening Reception on July 3, 5 to 7pm.

Brandon Artists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, VT
802-247-4956
www.brandonartistsguild.org

Time: 7/3/15 5:00pm - 9/1/15 7:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Jul
15
2015
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Sep
6
2015

James McGarrell

James McGarrell Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

A Selection of the Imaginistic Paintings from 1984 - 2004. Paintings, with related drawings on tile and paper.

Wed. - Fri. : 10:00 - 5:00 Sat. : 12:00 - 5:00 Sun. - Tues. : by appointment

image : Double Sun, Boat People, 1990

Time: 7/15/15 10:00am - 9/6/15 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, Rochester
Jul
15
2015
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Sep
6
2015

Mark Goodwin

Mark Goodwin Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Recent Work. Painting, Drawing, Collage & Printmaking.

Wed. - Fri. : 10:00 - 5:00 / Sat. : 12:00 - 5:00 / Sun. - Tues : by appointment

image : Chalice, 2015

In the Garden Gallery.

Time: 7/15/15 10:00am - 9/6/15 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, Rochester
Jul
3
2015
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Sep
7
2015

Andrew Orr and David Curtis in the Middle Room

Andrew Orr and David Curtis in the Middle Room
Description:

Landscape paintings by Andrew Orr and his teacher David P. Curtis are presented in a two person show in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room. Illustrating the relationship between teacher and student, the exhibit reveals why Curtis says he "learns from his students," as well as the strength of a teacher who allows a student to "find his own voice."

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 9/7/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
3
2015
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Sep
7
2015

GENERATIONS

GENERATIONS
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents 30 invited landscape painters exhibiting alongside their teachers and their students. As many as 4 generations spanning 75 years are included in works by artists ranging from age 86 to age 6. Many master teachers including Aldro Hibbard, Robert Douglas Hunter and Frank DuMond are represented.

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 9/7/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
20
2015
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Sep
7
2015

Creative Cosmos

Creative Cosmos Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Creative Cosmos an exhibit of paintings, prints sculpture and digital images that explores how artists respond to the universal cosmic order and are inspired by scientific discoveries. Vermont and New Hampshire artists include Sabra Field. Paul Calter,Cami Davis, Janet Van Fleet
Bhakti Ziek and Jim Robinson.

Location: Chandler Gallery, Randolph
Jun
13
2015
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Sep
13
2015

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell
Description:

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, American Moderns presents almost 50 artworks from its collection in a variety of styles that explore the depth and range of American modern painting and sculpture.

Museum director Tom Denenberg said, “While Shelburne Museum is best known for its early American paintings and vast folk art collection, at the end of her life, Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) planned to expand the Museum’s collection to include modernist paintings and sculpture. This exhibition not only allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience modern masters in Vermont, but it also completes what might have been Mrs. Webb’s ultimate vision for the museum. She wanted to present a piece of what Georgia O’Keeffe called, ‘this great American thing’ to Vermont audiences.”

This is the last stop on the tour for the exhibition, and perhaps a once in a lifetime moment for art lovers in Vermont to see this important group of artworks. Forty-four paintings and three sculptures will be on view in Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education by such artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell. Vermonters will be pleased to note that artists Rockwell Kent and Luigi Lucioni, who are both included in this exhibition, spent time in Arlington and Manchester, Vermont, respectively.

Time: 6/13/15 10:00am - 9/13/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jul
8
2015
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Sep
15
2015

Art in the Supreme Court: Maria Epstein, Paintings

Art in the Supreme Court: Maria Epstein, Paintings Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

From the Artist:

"This exhibition represents over 20 years of painting ranging from my earliest influences of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, the New York School and the School of Paris up to my present work to which an “ism “ has not yet been identified. After many years working from life, especially the model I began to discover my own vocabulary and realized that often a revelatory experience was born out of chaos in which void allowed unforeseen visions to present themselves. Similar to dreams the creative mind uses the material of the sensory world to reconstruct in symbolic language a reflection of both its historical and its timeless state."

Time: 7/8/15 8:00am - 9/15/15 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
6
2015
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Sep
30
2015

Tom Leytham - The Other Working Landscape

Tom Leytham - The Other Working Landscape
Description:

The Vermont Governor’s Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by Tom Leytham, Architect and Artist – ”The Other Working Landscape”- 20 giclee prints of industrial sites from the Vermont region are featured. All are hiding in plain site – forgotten and ignored but part of the history of Vermont. Working with watercolors and the white surface of watercolor paper, Tom seeks to create complex pictorial environments that illuminate a process of visual discovery of a richly, built environment. Just as the actual ruins invite prolonged visual exploration, through the use of partial views, negative space, dramatic perspective, and rich detail to engage the viewer’s imagination, and focus attention on elements of detail, and construction. The duality of density and emptiness is a motif of the work that lends an air of mystery and elegy to the landscape images. In this work he explores the boundaries of representation and abstraction.

Time: 7/6/15 9:00pm - 9/30/15 5:00pm
Location: VERMONT GOVERNOR’S GALLERY, Montpelier
Jul
8
2015
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Oct
10
2015

Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater
Description:

This retrospective of works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater of Glover, VT focuses on the group's activist responses to fundamental political and social issues that have defined American culture over the past 50 years, including the war in Vietnam; Central American turmoil and Liberation Theology; the politics of black liberation as represented by the Attica prison uprising and the M.O.V.E. family in Philadelphia; opposition to nuclear weapons and nuclear power; and the war in Iraq. MUSEUM HOURS: Tu-Fr 10-4:30, Sat-Sun 1-4:30. CLOSED Aug 16-31, Sept 4-7.

Time: 7/8/15 10:00am - 10/10/15 4:30am
Location: University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road, Outside Vermont
Jul
3
2015
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12
2015

2015 Legacy Collection

2015 Legacy Collection
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its 2015 Legacy Collection. Over 200 artworks comprise a tribute to those artists who carry on the legacy of Alden Bryan, founder of the gallery, and Mary Bryan in whose memory it was built. The Legacy Collection includes works by 20 living artists whose vitality and vision in plein air painting and in studio work mirror that of Alden and Mary. The Collection also includes a selection of works by deceased artists who shared the vision in their lifetime. Gallery hours change after Columbus Day to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4, through the end of the year.

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 10/12/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
14
2015

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Exposed is Helen Day Art Center’s 24th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculpture, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/14/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
May
19
2015
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Oct
18
2015

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

This exhibit highlights the career of internationally-known Brandon, Vermont artist Warren Kimble, who came to prominence for his folk art, but since has concentrated on diverse themes, inspired in part by his residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. These themes include his “Sunshine” series, his “Widows of War” paintings and sculpture, and more recent “House of Cards” and “Into the Box,” open faced boxes which feature found objects and architectural assemblages. In addition, as a tribute to the public and the Sheldon Museum, Warren and his wife Lorraine have agreed to display selections from their personal collection of folk art by other artists, which will be located throughout the Sheldon’s historic rooms. This will be a unique opportunity to enter the private world of Warren Kimble.
A public reception is scheduled during Middlebury’s Art’s Walk, Friday, June 12, 2015, 5 – 7 pm. Warren will be present at the reception. Warren has donated one of his paintings for a raffle to support the exhibit and education programs of the Sheldon. Gallery Talks of the exhibit will be held every Wednesday at noon.

Time: 5/19/15 10:00am - 10/18/15 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
25
2015

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show opens on Saturday, July 11, 2015 with an opening party & reception from 4-8 PM at the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St adjacent to the Post Office and next to the new home of the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE). We have 38 artists exhibiting this year - some local, some from surrounding states in New England, NY, NJ & PA - and also coming from Washington DC, NC, TN, & KS.
The sculptures will be sited at various locations around North Bennington and will be on view through October 25, 2015.
Come join the party and see some amazing work by a very talented group of sculptors!

The show will run through October 25, 2015.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/25/15 11:59pm
Location: North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St & other locations throughout North Bennington, North Bennington
Jul
25
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850
Description:

Organized by Shelburne Museum, the exhibit will be on view at the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education from July 25 to November 1, 2015. The exhibition dramatically expands popular understanding of Vermont high style furniture. These examples reveal the exquisite craftsmanship of individual forms and will encourage a wider audience to learn about regional taste and economics that help define Vermont furniture’s stylistic features and unexpected aesthetic innovations in the early decades of the nineteenth century.

Approximately 40 documented pieces will be displayed, the majority of which have never been on view before. In addition to showcasing pieces from Shelburne Museum’s extensive permanent collection, public and private collections contributing pieces in the Northeast will include: the Vermont Historical Society, the Collection of the Woodstock Historical Society, Fleming Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, Historic Deerfield, Inc., the Collection of J. Brooks Buxton, the Collection of Norman and Mary Gronning, the Collection of the Fowler Family, and other private collections.

According to Museum Director Tom Denenberg, “Vermont furniture has long held a special place in the hearts of students of American decorative arts; it is idiosyncratic yet elegant and very much of this place. In fact, nineteenth-century Vermont proves to be the perfect microcosm to study regional furniture making. The creation of a communal aesthetic here was unique, persistent and made up of influences from near and far. This exhibition and catalogue will open eyes to the skills and innovative spirit of Vermont furniture makers and stand as the definitive reference for years to come.”

Time: 7/25/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
May
1
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve
Description:

The unique contemporary work of quilt artist Judy B. Dales of Greensboro, Vermont, is on view in Shelburne Museum’s Hat and Fragrance Gallery. The opening of the exhibition titled Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve will coincide with the opening of Shelburne Museum’s grounds and gardens on May 1 and continue on view until October 31.

Dales, whose art is represented in the White House Collection of American Crafts in Washington D.C., is internationally acclaimed for her innovative use of curves, abstract designs, sensitive layering of textures, and sophisticated pairings of soft, pastel fabrics. Dale’s quilt “Dancing On The Dark Side of The Moon” (1997) was exhibited in the International Quilt Festival’s 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century exhibition in 2000 and included in the book of the same name. Dales is currently working on an exhibition catalogue in conjunction with this exhibition.

The quilts featured in this exhibition were made during the last eighteen years and are inspired by Dales’ free-form sketches or the effects of moonlight on snowy landscapes. Her “palette is a subconscious celebration of femaleness, as well as a very conscious expression of feminism,” as she says in her artist statement and in her memoir. By embracing feminism and revitalizing the curved form in quilts, Dales continues to be ahead of the curve.

Image: "Lunar Reflections," by Judy B. Dales

Time: 5/1/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jul
3
2015
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Nov
2
2015

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind brings together an eclectic selection of objects--ranging from textiles, ceramics and weathervanes to drawings, paintings and sculpture--created by individuals with little or no formal training in art and working outside the framework of the traditional art market. Drawing on the Bennington Museum's renowned collections of folk art, including the world's largest public collections of paintings by revered 20th- century folk artist "Grandma" Moses and Bennington Pottery, and the Blasdel/Koch collection of outsider art, including works by Jesse Howard, Mose Tolliver, and Joseph Yoakum, this exhibition highlights thematic continuities amongst artworks created by everyday people from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

On View July 3 through November 1
Open Daily June through October, 10 am to 5 pm

caption:
Stephen C. Warren
Memoryware Tower (detail)
Mixed media, West Hartford, Vermont, 1894

Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
May
23
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller - is available for immediate purchase in this gallery beginning in May. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
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
Jun
27
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist
Description:

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is proud to exhibit original artwork by former US Fish & Wildlife Artist Bob Hines, the only man to hold the title of National Wildlife Artist. Though lacking formal art training, Robert Warren Hines became the vehicle through which millions of citizens learned about their natural history. Hines became adept at capturing animals in motion in their natural habitat, every twist and turn expertly graced many wildlife stamps, illustrations, and other artwork. The AMFF will be exhibiting Bob Hines' fly fishing equipment, original artwork, and never-before-seen sketches. Not to be missed!

Time: 6/27/15 10:00am - 12/31/15 4:00pm
Location: American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester
Mar
17
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Experience the stone art of Vermont through "Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont," new virtual arts trail that maps the stories of some of the most magnificent, curious, and unusual examples of stone art in Central Vermont. By following the online app, viewers will learn the tales behind Barre’s imposing granite statues. They will visit the Vermont History Center and other landmarks such as Studio Place Arts and the Old Labor Hall. Heading over to Montpelier, the map tells the story of Vermont’s granite State House, and Green Mount Cemetery with its striking “Chapel-Vault” and stairs carved into native stone.

Location: Various locations in Central Vermont, Barre
Jan
1
2015
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Dec
31
2015

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, The Old Red Mill, Jericho, 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