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Mar
5
2015

Adult and Kids Swing Dancing Classes at Compass

Adult and Kids Swing Dancing Classes at Compass
Description:

Swing dancing in Vermont may be more popular than you know! Informal dances are held throughout the state on a regular basis. Give it a chance and you might just be completely surprised how much fun you have! On March 5, 12, 19, and 26th, David Allan will teach a beginner class for kids from 5:15-6:15pm, an adult beginner class from 6:45-7:45pm and an intermediate adult level course from 8:00-9:00pm. $25 for the kid’s series, $40 for one adult series or $65 for both. Reservations are required.

Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Mar
5
2015

Peter and John – Screening

Peter and John – Screening
Description:

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm

This event is for the film screening ONLY.

Location:
Latchis Theater
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: $12 Adult

Students are free.

Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.

Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).

Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

“Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”

Time: 3/5/15
Location: Latchis Theater, 48 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, Brattleboro
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
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
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
15
2015
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Mar
28
2015

HOOKED in the Valley

HOOKED in the Valley
Description:

Hooked in the Valley is an exhibit of work by the Mad River Rug Hookers. Consisting of the work of thirteen Valley residents, the exhibit presents 36 hooked rug pieces with a wide range of subject matter, color and design. The artists range from beginners to experts and encompass years of experience. The variety possible with rug hooking is evident with numerous pillows, footstools and purses that are on display. Festival Gallery is located at 5013 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT.

Time: 1/15/15 10:00am - 3/28/15 3:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
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
29
2015
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Mar
29
2015

Revels Kids

Revels Kids
Description:

Under the guidance of experienced teachers, children meet for an hour and a half each week to move their bodies to world rhythms and join their voices in harmony. Workshops may include: playing theater games; learning foreign language words and phrases; experimenting with new rhythms on traditional drums; listening to folk stories; singing and dancing.

Registration required: http://revelsnorth.org/revels-kids/

Time: 1/29/15 3:30pm - 3/29/15 5:00pm
Location: Grange, Norwich
Jan
29
2015
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Mar
29
2015

Revels Kids

Revels Kids
Description:

Under the guidance of experienced teachers, children meet for an hour and a half each week to move their bodies to world rhythms and join their voices in harmony. Workshops may include: playing theater games; learning foreign language words and phrases; experimenting with new rhythms on traditional drums; listening to folk stories; singing and dancing.

Registration required: http://revelsnorth.org/revels-kids/

Time: 1/29/15 4:00pm - 3/29/15 5:30pm
Location: Catamount Outback Artspace, Saint Johnsbury
Jan
29
2015
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Mar
29
2015

Revels Tweens

Revels Tweens
Description:

Under the guidance of experienced teachers, children meet for an hour and a half each week to move their bodies to world rhythms and join their voices in harmony. Workshops may include: playing theater games; learning foreign language words and phrases; experimenting with new rhythms on traditional drums; listening to folk stories; singing and dancing.

This Revels Tweens group will be asked to play a larger part in the final production and to tackle more complex material. Because of this, consistent attendance will be a requirement for participation in this program.

Registration required: http://revelsnorth.org/revels-kids/

Time: 1/29/15 5:00pm - 3/29/15 6:30pm
Location: Grange, Norwich
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
Jan
12
2015
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Mar
31
2015

The Eyes Have It: Portraits and Figures by August Burns

The Eyes Have It: Portraits and Figures by August Burns
Description:

An expressive collection of paintings and drawings of men and women of the area's most accomplished portraitists...sharing their varied stories with each individual gaze.

Time: 1/12/15 8:00am - 3/31/15 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier
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
Jan
8
2015
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Apr
16
2015

Open Gym

Open Gym
Description:

Open Gym with Kati Furs - Ages 0-5 years. Thursday Drop-in event at River Arts. $6 /child Punch cards available for purchase: $60 for 12 classes (2 free classes).

Open Gym happensopen gym copy in any weather! Let your kids tumble, jump and be active in a beautiful open space – while you connect with other families.

Each session has a structured opening activity, healthy snack, closing activity and unstructured time on play equipment.

Drop-in programs will be cancelled if Morrisville schools are closed due to weather or holidays.

Held in the Robert C. Folley Performance Hall on the second floor of the River Arts Center

Time: 1/8/15 10:00am - 4/16/15 11:30am
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Jan
6
2015
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Apr
19
2015

Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation

Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation
Description:

The Andy Warhol Foundation has recently made a gift of 10 prints to the museum, thereby more than doubling our Warhol holdings. Now, in addition to the artist’s iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, and Campbell’s Soup, the museum owns vivid portraits of Chairman Mao, Goethe, Sitting Bull, Ingrid Bergman, and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland (one of Warhol’s Reigning Queens of the mid-1980s). Free

Time: 1/6/15 8:00am - 4/19/15 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
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
Mar
5
2015
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Apr
29
2015

Gallery Exhibit: Inside the Nitty Gritty - Commercial Art and the Creative Process - Mixed-Media Creations by Sarah-Lee Terrat

Gallery Exhibit: Inside the Nitty Gritty - Commercial Art and the Creative Process - Mixed-Media Creations by Sarah-Lee Terrat
Description:

The Gallery at River Arts unveils Inside the Nitty Gritty – Commercial Art and the Creative Process, a mixed-media exhibition by Sarah-Lee Terrat,​ March 5th – April 29, 2015 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. There will be a reception Thursday, March 5th, 5:00 - 7:00p.m. with an artist talk at 6p.m.

This exhibit offers viewers the unique experience of exploring the creative process as it relates to design, illustration and public art. Revealing artist as builder, Terrat illustrates artistic vision and how it evolves into the final product through influences of site constraints, client input, budgets and timelines. Presenting the “bone structure” of a project from sketches to final product, the show includes illustration, murals, painting, toys and sculpture.

Sarah-Lee Terrat is a professional artist living in Waterbury, Vermont. She is the owner of YeloDog Design, specializing in illustration, murals, pet and children’s toy design, environmental design, and color consultation. For over thirty years she has created pieces and selected art collections for corporations, community and travel organizations, healthcare facilities, restaurants, and hotels. Sarah-Lee is working on a commission for a mural for the new Vermont State Office Complex in Waterbury. She also teaches visual art classes and residencies, and will be teaching an Introduction to Illustration workshop at River Arts on Wednesday evenings March 25th – April 15th. Her class is part of River Arts’ Design & Architecture Series.

Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Fridays - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Admission is free.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
2
2015
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May
2
2015

Essex Art League's Spring Art Show

Essex Art League's Spring Art Show
Description:

ESSEX ART LEAGUE SHOW & SALE
Tired of winter? The members of Essex Art League would like to present you with a gift as they welcome the coming of spring. Come experience their exciting new art display at Union Station in Burlington during the month of April. Celebrate the arts as well as shop for that special gift as you browse through paintings & photographs offered by more than 40 artists. The show begins March 29 and will continue through May 2. You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening and Artist’s Reception on April 10 from 5:00-8:00 pm at One Main Street Landing (Union Station). Come meet the artists, enjoy live music & refreshments, and learn the stories behind the artwork in this relaxed and inspiring environment.

Time: 3/2/15 8:00am - 5/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Union Station - Main Street Landing, Burlington
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