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Feb
28
2015

Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep
Description:

Saturday, February 28, 1:30pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Members

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...

“...intricate, monumental and mysterious. This is masterfully staged and performed.” - Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

Time: 2/28/15
Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury
Feb
28
2015

Cabin Fever Spelling Bee

Cabin Fever Spelling Bee
Description:

Join us for the third annual Cabin Fever Spelling Bee! There will be two teams again this year: Writers and Readers. The "Writers" team will consist of local authors. Patrons can sign up at the adult circulation desk for a lottery that will select the members of the "Readers" team. Tickets for the event will be on sale in February for $10 (tickets at the door will cost $12).

Time: 2/28/15 7:00pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Feb
28
2015

After Dark Music Series

After Dark Music Series
Description:

Americana/bluesman, Chris Smither, returns to the After Dark Music Series. "(Smither), is among the finest acoustic guitarists anywhere in American music and his songs, while banked in the blues, are as modern as tomorrow's newspaper."--Boston Globe. "With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate."--New York Times.

Time: 2/28/15 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Vermont 05753, Middlebury
Feb
28
2015

UMASS Percussion Ensemble

UMASS Percussion Ensemble
Description:

These outstanding students, under the direction of percussion virtuoso Ayano Kataoka, perform music for ensembles of all shapes and sizes, including classic 20th century works by such composers as Steve Reich, John Cage, Gardner Read, Iannis Xenakis, Lukas Ligeti, and Carlos Chavez.
Admission: $5, free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under

Time: 2/28/15 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Feb
28
2015

Reed, Rosin and Pedal at Brandon Music

Reed, Rosin and Pedal at Brandon Music
Description:

The Vermont classical music trio, with Wesley Christensen on clarinet, Laura Markowitz playing violin and Melody Puller on piano, promotes the music of this unique combination of instruments whether playing the wild notes of Bartok or the smooth and flowing lines of Khachaturian. The program includes pieces by Schickele, Shostakovich, Piazolla and more. A pre-concert dinner is available. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Show $15, Dinner & Show $35

Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733

Time: 2/28/15
Location: Brandon Music, Brandon
Feb
28
2015

RESIDENT ALIEN

RESIDENT ALIEN Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Weston's annual New Musical Award concert is a popular free event featuring the latest work by what an esteemed panel of judges consider the best new musical work-in-progress in America today, sung by some of the best vocal talent of the NYC-based musical theatre scene. This year's winner, Katya Stanislavskaya, will share selections from RESIDENT ALIEN for which she wrote the book, lyrics and music. It's a story drawn from personal experience, of an educated Soviet family's trials and triumphs as new immigrants in New York in the early 1990's. More on Katya at www.katyastan.com.

This Weston Playhouse Theatre Company event is free and open to the public. A reception with the writer and cast will follow the hour-long concert. No tickets required. Questions? Call 802-824-8167 x104.

Time: 2/28/15 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Weston Playhouse, Weston
Feb
28
2015

CONCERT: Heartbeat

CONCERT: Heartbeat
Description:

Heartbeat is an ensemble of accomplished Arab and Jewish youth artists ages 18-22, who bring their powerful sound and messages to the U.S. in an effort to end violence and promote equality. Heartbeat delivers their dynamic blend of Eastern and Arabic music, Western rock, hip hop, jazz and reggae.

Tickets: $15 advanced online. $20 day-of at the door.

Time: 2/28/15 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, Plainfield
Feb
19
2015
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Feb
28
2015

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible
Description:

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Members, $6 Students

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyar's plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness. Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia. Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

Please note this is an on-screen event.

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury
Feb
28
2015
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Mar
1
2015

Circus Spectacular 2015

Circus Spectacular 2015
Description:

Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 1, 1 pm

Tickets: $10 - $50

An awesome event with high flying trapeze, aerial silks, partner balancing, juggling, comedy and more! This annual fundraiser features the professional performers of the New England Center for Circus Arts and special guests from top circuses from around the world including Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros and Big Apple Circus! Proceeds benefit NECCA’s community outreach programming! Join us for award-winning circus acts brought to you at the Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont!

For tickets online visit www.necenterforcircusarts.org or call (802) 254-9780

Time: 2/28/15 7:30pm - 3/1/15 1:00pm
Location: Latchis Theate, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro
Feb
28
2015
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Mar
1
2015

The Problem in Bumbalabumba

The Problem in Bumbalabumba
Description:

Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library presents “The Problem in Bumbalabumba”, a fairy-tale comedy with music for children of all ages by Jim Stapleton. The play is a benefit for the Library which recently observed its 100th birthday. The play will be presented at Holley Hall in Bristol on Saturday, Feb. 28th, 7pm and Sunday, Mar. 1st, 2pm. Admission is by suggested donation: $5 child, $10 adult, $20 family. Refreshments will be available. For more information contact the play’s director, Diana Bigelow, 453-5060.

Time: 2/28/15 7:00pm - 3/1/15 2:00pm
Location: Holley Hall, Main St., Bristol
Feb
11
2015
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Mar
1
2015

Northern Stage presents Blithe Spirit!

Northern Stage presents Blithe Spirit!
Description:

Join Northern Stage for Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit!

Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a seance. While in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth. A ghostly comic delight.

Appropriate for ages 11 and up. Offering Thursday matinees at 2pm, evening performances Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday's at 5pm. For more information and to reserve your tickets, call the box office today at 802-296-7000!

Time: 2/11/15 7:30pm - 3/1/15 11:59pm
Location: Briggs Opera House, White River Junction
Jan
17
2015
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Mar
2
2015

This is Why I Live Here!

This is Why I Live Here! Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

A show of framed, color photographs from Central Vermont by John Snell, titled “This is Why I Live Here!,” in the Lower Gallery.

Time: 1/17/15 5:00pm - 3/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Feb
6
2015
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Mar
3
2015

Student Art Show at Brandon Artists Guild

Student Art Show at Brandon Artists Guild
Description:

From the quiet of winter emerges much energy and excitement as students from 9 area schools present their art, displayed in a professional gallery setting. The Brandon Artists Guild is a big supporter of art education, and contributes generously through community art projects and auctions. In 2014 “Art Rocks Brandon”, an auction of vintage embellished rockers, raised several thousand dollars.
Shown here, “Animal Swirls” is a mixed media piece by second grader Christina Carrara of Neshobe School. It includes pastel tissue paper, oil crayons, and markers. Christina has created an exciting dreamlike abstraction of animal characters.
The show runs from Feb. 5th to March 3rd, with an Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 6th, from 5pm to 7pm.

Winter Hours: 10am -5pm, Tues. – Sun.
802-247-4956
www.brandonartistsguild.org

Time: 2/6/15 10:00am - 3/3/15 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Feb
27
2015
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Mar
5
2015

Human Capital

Human Capital
Description:

Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Director: Paolo Virzi

Rating: Unrated

Run Time: 111 minutes

Country: Italy

Language: Italian w/English subtitles

Genre: Drama

Cast: Febrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni

Showtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members

Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

The presence of another tremendous Italian actress, Valeria Golina, in a supporting role shows Human Capital's acting wealth. - Nick Hasted, The Arts Desk

The film is extremely well written and intricately constructed, with fine performances from a talented cast. It's quite an achievement to make a story of financial mismanagement as gripping as any thriller, but Virzi succeeds. - David Stratton, The Australian

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury
Feb
27
2015
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Mar
5
2015

Whiplash

Whiplash
Description:

Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Damien Chazelle

Rating: R

Run Time: 107 minutes

Country: United States

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

Showtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members

Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

Few relationships in recent cinema have been quite so compelling. Bring a welder's mask to ward off sparks. - Donald Clarke, Irish Times

Simmons is unnervingly good as a teacher who rules by fear and the final showdown provides as gripping a climax as you will see all year. - Allan Hunter, Daily Express

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury
Jan
17
2015
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Mar
8
2015

Winter Solo Show Art Exhibit

Winter Solo Show Art Exhibit
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center's YesterHouse Galleries welcome nine distinctive member artists: Marilyn Cavallari, Ian Creitz, Sandra Carol Dovberg, Dona Mara Friedman, Kim Eng Yeo, Matthew Paul Lerman, Nancy Tips, Katrin Waite, and Helen Young. The artists work in a variety of mediums including everything from traditional oil to digital photography to eclectic mixed media. The Galleries are open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Time: 1/17/15 10:00am - 3/8/15 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center YesterHouse Galleries, Manchester
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
Feb
6
2015
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Mar
27
2015

Ray Brown at gallery SIX

Ray Brown at gallery SIX
Description:

gallery SIX proudly displays abstract oil paintings by veteran Vermont artist Ray Brown. Featuring a lovely selection of recent works that draw from the artist's observations of form, light and color while traveling in Florida and Italy. Opening reception February 6, 4-8 pm, showing through March 27, 2015

Time: 2/6/15 4:00pm - 3/27/15 11:59pm
Location: gallery SIX, 6 Barre St, Montpelier
Jan
16
2015
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Mar
28
2015

2nd Annual Winter Art Mart at Compass Music and Arts Center

2nd Annual Winter Art Mart at Compass Music and Arts Center
Description:

The winter season is upon us once again. Compass’ Winter Art Mart is an exhibit which celebrates this stunning season by showing work by local artists, many portraying Vermont’s beautiful winter season, along with a variety of other work in different media. Exhibiting artists include Gayl M. Braisted, Andrew David Christie, Lyn DuMoulin, Stu Hall, Maurie Harrington, Tom Merwin, Jim Samler, and Judith Reilly.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 16 from 5-7pm.

Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 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: 1/16/15 10:00am - 3/28/15 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon
Jan
3
2015
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Mar
29
2015

Menagerie: Animals in Art

Menagerie: Animals in Art
Description:

In the exhibition, “Menagerie: Animals in Art”, twelve artists, working in painting and sculpture, portray a variety of animals: foxes, cows, dogs, horses, turkeys, bees, hedgehogs, butterflies, bobcats, and more. Artists include Aline Ordman, Adelaide Tyrol, Anna Dibble, Christopher Griffin, Gabriel Tempesta, Gary Milek, Georganna Lenssen, Giovanna Cecchetti, Janet Fredericks, Karen Petersen, Nissa Kauppila, and Rebecca Kinkead. The exhibition runs January 3rd, 2015 to March 29, 2015 in the Central Gallery of West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park. An artist reception will take place on February 28th, 2015 from 6-8:30PM.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Feb
3
2015
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Mar
31
2015

Sketches in Oil: Glen Coburn Hutcheson

Sketches in Oil: Glen Coburn Hutcheson
Description:

A loose array of work from observation, imagination, and memory, ranging from “unfinished” to “never to be finished.” Opening reception during Art Walk Montpelier, Friday February 6th, 4-8 pm.

Location: The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier
Jan
16
2015
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Apr
12
2015

Play Exhibition Opening

Play Exhibition Opening Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Helen Day Art Center presents an exhibition on the theme of play filled with interactive artwork from regional and national artists.

Time: 1/16/15 6:00pm - 4/12/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Feb
13
2015
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Apr
19
2015

Outside In: Art of the Street

Outside In: Art of the Street
Description:

From outlaw status to the auction room, street art has become a global phenomenon. Its major practitioners—JR, Banksy, and Shepard Fairey, to name a few—have achieved rock-star recognition. This exhibition presents the graphic art of 19 street artists whose prestige has carried them from urban legend into high-profile international art museums and galleries. Free

Location: Middlebury College, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Art Museum, Middlebury
Feb
13
2015
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May
17
2015

Spring Promise

Spring Promise
Description:

Spring Promise - Art Exhibit showing works by accomplished, creative painters, sculptors, photographers, writers and print makers.

Two beautifully lit rooms of stimulating selections for you and for giving.

Time: 2/13/15 5:00pm - 5/17/15 5:30pm
Location: Rt 4 KILLINGTON,Upstairs at Base Camp Outfitters.across the Killington, Rd., Killington
Feb
14
2015
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Jun
3
2015

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance
Description:

“Subtle, Not Subtle” focuses on four artists whose work displays a delicate complexity that is easily overlooked by the casual viewer. Marc Civitarese abstracts the elements of realism--shape, form, and light--as a way of showing an introspective exploration of mankind, nature, and spirituality. Janis Pozzi-Johnson paints emotional, earthy tones in thick wax layers to form viscous color fields “as a visual metaphor for the often ineffable experiences of the human heart.” Working in oil and cold wax, Helen Schulman crafts paintings that engage the viewer in a quiet conversation about color and surface texture. These loose, gestural, and expressive paintings contain an undercurrent of spirituality and strong emotional overtones. Jonathan Prince’s steel sculptures contain some element that is torn or broken. These infractions are gloriously polished to reveal the tension of imperfection. Together, these artists invite the viewer to join them in the act of contemplation and to explore nuance and subtlety in artwork. These artists reward the viewer with a powerful experience; emotional earthquakes that are anything but subtle.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Feb
14
2015
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Jun
3
2015

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance
Description:

“Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance” focuses on the delicate complexity of artwork by Marc Civitarese, Janis Pozzi-Johnson, Jonathan Prince, and Helen Shulman. The work featured in “Subtle, Not Subtle” displays a delicate complexity that is easily overlooked by the casual viewer. The artists invite the viewer to join them in the act of contemplation and to explore nuance and subtlety in artwork. These artists reward the viewer with a powerful experience; emotional earthquakes that are anything but subtle. The exhibition runs February 14 to June 3, 2015 in the North Gallery of West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park. An artist reception takes place Saturday, February 28, 6-8:30PM.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
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
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