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Feb
17
2018

Concert: UMASS Percussion Ensemble

Concert: UMASS Percussion Ensemble
Description:

Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. A versatile performer, she regularly presents music of diverse genres and mediums. A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Ms. Kataoka has participated in several consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and Alejandro Viñao. She was the first percussionist to be chosen for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, a three-season residency program for emerging artists offering high-profile performance opportunities in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society. Ms. Kataoka joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008.

ADMISSION: Free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under, $5 for all others

Time: 2/17/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Feb
17
2018

MIDWINTER DANCE PARTY & SCREENING OF STOP MAKING SENSE

MIDWINTER DANCE PARTY & SCREENING OF STOP MAKING SENSE
Description:

Come dance the midwinter blues away and celebrate Montpelier City Clerk John Odum’s 50th birthday with music, a cash bar, refreshments, and a Talking Heads film. Free and open to the public! All ages. With thanks to Lost Nation Theater for hosting.

Time: 2/17/18 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Feb
17
2018

Rough Francis

Rough Francis Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Several local bands will rock College Hall in a concert on February 17!
Burlington-based band Rough Francis, which just released a new EP, will headline the concert. Montpelier-area groups Lake Superior and Tin Talisman are also on the bill. Café Anna will be serving snacks and drinks during the show.
 
This an all ages show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

Time: 2/17/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall, Montpelier
Feb
17
2018

Music, Memories and Milestones: Taryn Noelle in Concert

Music, Memories and Milestones: Taryn Noelle in Concert
Description:

Taryn will team up with Jazz great Joe Davidian to present a special Broadway Pops/Jazz concert, featuring a walk through the history of some of Broadway’s greatest composers blended with favorite selections from the Great American Songbook. Join Taryn, Joe, and some of the best musicians around for an evening of music, memories and milestones!

Time: 2/17/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Feb
17
2018

Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton
Description:

Martin Sexton is a truly soulful singer and guitarist, reminiscent of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green, Aaron Neville and Otis Redding. He has infiltrated many musical worlds, from the Jam scene to Classic Rock, and has performed and collaborated with artists ranging from John Mayer to Peter Frampton. His latest album, “Mixtape from the Open Road,” has been described as a musical cross-country trip, traveling through all territories of style. Martin Sexton is known as “a musician’s musician” – John Mayer calls him “the best live performer I’ve ever seen.”

Time: 2/17/18 7:30pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Feb
17
2018

Marquis Hill's Blacktet

Marquis Hill's Blacktet
Description:

Marquis Hill's Blacktet

Vermont Jazz Center

Saturday February 17, 2018
8 pm

Thelonious Monk Award Winner and trumpeter Marquis Hill's Blacktet swings super-hard and its grooves use elements of hip hop, hard bop and swing.

The ensemble's touch is light and its use of dynamics and space makes the music very easy to listen to.

Hill's band presents the new Chicago sound but, even more, he has created something unique, compelling and very fresh.

The Blacktet gives us a new paradigm of jazz that will take us into the future.

"A dauntingly skilled trumpeter" -- New York Times

Marquis Hill, Trumpet
Joel Ross, Vibraphone
James Francies, Piano
Harish Raghavan, Bass
Jonathan Pinson, Drums

Tickets $20-$40 general, $15 students. Available online, at door, reserved by phone and In the Moment Records.

Call ahead for handicap access.

Sponsored by Al Wakefield of Wakefield Talabisco, WVEW,WVPR,NEPR,WKVT- Green Mtn. Mornings w/ Olga Peters

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro 05301

ginger@vtjazz.org
802 254 9088
www.vtjazz.org

Time: 2/17/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
Feb
17
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange Presents, "Zydegroove"

Vermont Arts Exchange Presents, "Zydegroove" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Arts Exchange's 2018 Basement Music Series

A New York based zydeco band with one prime directive — to deliver the most irresistible dance grooves possible. Their signature country zydeco sound along with an unchained performance style sets this band in a category of its own.

Visit www.vtartxchange.org for more information and tickets.

Time: 2/17/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington
Feb
17
2018
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Feb
18
2018

Chain Making Workshop

Chain Making Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This workshop will introduce the student to the possibilities of chain making without soldering. Participants will construct copper wire “samplers” made from jump rings, including the Idiot’s Delight chain and the Baroque Rosary chain. Student will be introduced to adding metal elements and beads to the compositions. Basic sawing, filing, and finishing techniques will be demonstrated. A final sterling silver wrist or neck chain will be achieved by end of the workshop. There will be some discussion about historical applications of these techniques and how chains are used to adorn the body. If you like to knit, chain making may be an alternative to explore new materials. No experience is necessary for this workshop.
Fee: $325. Instructor: Kate Katomski

Time: 2/17/18 9:00am - 2/18/18 5:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jan
31
2018
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Feb
18
2018

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only. This intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens (The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, Malcolm In The Middle) brings to life a little known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous young men on earth. Stranded in a hotel room in Key West, they do what many young men do when they’re bored–get drunk. They have some laughs, but as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of traumatic childhood events they have in common and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives.

Advisory: Ages 12 and up.

Time: 1/31/18 7:30pm - 2/18/18 9:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, 76 Gates Street, White River Junction
Feb
16
2018
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Feb
18
2018

Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival

Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Over Presidents Day Weekend, the Woodstock Village Green is transformed into a celebration of winter and the visual arts. Cheer on professional snow sculpting teams as they compete to create large, stunning sculptures, and be amazed as these works of art come to life over a three-day period. You can even vote for your favorite “Peoples’ Choice” pick, to be announced Sunday, February 18th at 12:00 pm! Voting ends on Sunday, February 18th at 12:15 pm.

Time: 2/16/18 10:00am - 2/18/18 10:00pm
Location: Village Green, Woodstock
Dec
2
2017
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Feb
18
2018

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching
Description:

ON VIEW DECEMBER 2 – FEBRUARY 18
OPENING RECEPTION: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 FROM 4-6PM
64 works by Elizabeth Nelson inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching


Elizabeth Nelson is best known for her images of northeastern landscapes. Her work has been shown since the late 1980s and has been presented in juried shows for nearly as long. She is represented by galleries in New York and Vermont and has won commissions for public art. Neither a young nor obscure artist, one can believe her
when she says, “Every so often artists come to the end of what they’re exploring.” They have to ask, “Where do I go from here?” 2012 was one of those periods for Liz. She
wanted to transform her work.

In January 2012, she started a series of “Symbolic Landscapes” inspired by the sixty four hexagrams of the I Ching. Incorporating chance even into the procedure, She threw coins to choose a hexagram each time a painting was started and would contemplate the result as she thought or dreamt an image. Her work has always referenced the landscape of northern New England and this new series continued that exploration, but with an interior dimension of symbols and geometric juxtapositions.

A friend showed her the book in the mid 1960s. “The language about the symbols connected so closely to unconscious thoughts I had been having.” She wears divination loosely; there are times she refers to the method frequently and times she puts it aside for years. Liz describes her use as “something I have used in different ways for different questions and in different intensities.”

The discipline of such a project is “very freeing.” Describing the freedom inside of discipline, Liz makes this analogy: “If you’ve cooked a souffle, one that’s followed the rules, and have had some success, then you start changing things.” She applies that thought to painting: “You have to keep pushing the edges of your knowledge and capabilities to grow as an artist. “Completing one idea,” she explains, gives her the “confidence to do a riff on it. It’s a physical skill, among other things. You have to have confidence in your skills; you keep practicing.”

For the first time all 64 of these new paintings will be on exhibit.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (802) 533-9075 or visit www.HighlandArtsVT.org.

Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Feb
3
2018
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Feb
18
2018

Mud Season auditions

Mud Season auditions
Description:

The beloved Mud Season Variety Show is returning to Chandler Music Hall. The live performance of this community-wide talent showcase will take place at Chandler on Saturday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m.
This season, Chandler’s Mud Season Variety Show organizers are hoping to present group acts from various businesses in the Randolph area. Solo acts are also strongly encouraged.
Mud Season Variety Show auditions will be held on the Chandler MainStage on four occasions in the coming weeks: Saturdays, February 3 and February 17, beginning at 10 a.m., and on Sundays, February 4 and February 18, starting at 12 noon.
To sign up: contact Janet Watton at janet@chandler-arts.org or (802) 728-9402.

Time: 2/3/18 10:00am - 2/18/18 11:59pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Jan
13
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

RORY JACKSON: COMING IN FROM THE COLD
on display January 13 - February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

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Edgewater Gallery’s Stowe, Vermont location welcomes the New Year with a solo exhibition of new works by Vermont artist Rory Jackson. On view January 13 through February 20, the exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, features a new collection of the dynamic Vermont landscape paintings for which Jackson has become known. Among the works are quintessential winter scenes demonstrating the artist’s keen observation of his native environment and his ability to evoke a sense of warmth amid the cold. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 5-7:30pm at Edgewater at Stowe, 151 Main Street, Stowe.

Rory Jackson is celebrated for his careful attention to the lights and darks that occur within the spirit of the Vermont landscape. With large brush strokes and vibrant colors, Jackson provides viewers with the details we often miss. Jackson resides in Lincoln, Vermont and travels annually to Cape Three Points, Ghana where he and his wife founded Trinity Yard School. Jackson studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and the Art Students League in NY, under the direction of Max Ginsburg. His work has been exhibited in Vermont and New York.

For further information on Rory Jackson and his exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
12
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

DENNIS SHEEHAN - Late for the Sky
On display through February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe celebrates winter with lush landscapes by painter Dennis Sheehan. His exhibition Late for the Sky will be on view through March 9th. Sheehan works in the style of the masters of the Barbizon School, and shows influence from the American Tonalists. His exhibition at Edgewater Gallery at Stowe highlights the transitional period of dusk, farm and quiet gray winter days when the sun’s light is but a fleeting glimmer in the landscape. Sheehan works from imagination and his focus is in the power of shadows.

Dennis Sheehan hails from Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at the Vesper George School of Art and the Montserrat School of Visual Art. He teaches from his studio in Manchester, New Hampshire. Recent exhibits include a solo exhibition at the Whistler House Museum, in Lowell, MA, and the Guild of Boston Artists. Sheehan’s work is held in major public and private collections, including the White House and the personal collections of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

For further information on Dennis Sheehan and his exhibit, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
2
2018
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Feb
23
2018

2 New Exhibits at T.W.Wood Gallery

2 New Exhibits at T.W.Wood Gallery
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce two new exhibits of
Vermont artists work. Susan Abbott and Axel Stohlberg will be showing their paintings in the contemporary
exhibit room and the f 7 photography group “Seven Ways of Seeing” in the contemporary hallway. The
exhibits run from January 2 through February 23, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 4, from
5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet the artists, purchase art and enjoy
refreshments. There will be a Gallery Art Talk with the Axel Stohlberg on Friday, February 2 at 5:30 pm
followed by Q & A with members of the f 7 group at 6:30 pm.

Time: 1/2/18 12:00pm - 2/23/18 5:00pm
Location: 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Feb
2
2018
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Feb
27
2018

2018 Student Art Show

2018 Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A lively celebration of creativity from our regional schools, giving students from grades 1-12 the opportunity display their work in a professional gallery setting. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Feb 2 from 5-7pm.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Feb
1
2018
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Mar
11
2018

While The Trees Run

While The Trees Run
Description:

"While the Trees Run" a curated exhibit featuring NoDa's stable of artists and introducing two new Californian artists: Katie Ruiz and Heather Gordon.
www.northerndaughters.com

Time: 2/1/18 10:00am - 3/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shockwave

Shockwave
Description:

Shockwave - a collection of dynamic art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective through Washington County Mental Health Services. On display in SPA's third floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018

Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Golden

Golden
Description:

Golden - a group exhibit with artwork in a variety of media exploring the many aspects of aging. On display in SPA's main floor gallery.
For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shape Shifting

Shape Shifting
Description:

Shape Shifting by Rosalind Daniels - photographs of abstracted shapes and light. On display in SPA's second floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018
Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
17
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography
Description:

“A Man and his Camera” is a collection of spectacular photographs by Josh Axelrod. Josh, a Roxbury Vermont-based professional fine art photographer specializes in contemplative black & white and color landscape imagery. His film (note – film, not digital) photographs and handcrafted frames can be found in collections around the world. Valley Arts is pleased to exhibit Josh’s work in the Festival Gallery from January 12 through March 30

A reception and talk by Axelrod are planned for mid-March – date to be announced.

Time: 1/17/18 1:00pm - 3/30/18 4:00pm
Location: Valley Arts VT Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Jan
16
2018
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Mar
31
2018

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport
Description:

After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in West Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport would enter the home at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and go on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home.

Today, nearly thirty years after Susanne and Neil entered the home, this rarely seen collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs comes to the Vermont Folklife Center as a new exhibition entitled, Up Home.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5-7PM
Exhibit on Display: January 16, 2018 through March 31, 2018

Time: 1/16/18 10:00am - 3/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Feb
2
2018
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Apr
1
2018

Love Lost and Found

Love Lost and Found Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents LOVE LOST AND FOUND, a member exhibit of paintings exploring the vicissitudes of love, in its Middle Room this winter, from February 2 – April 1.

The juried exhibit includes 28 paintings by 23 artists who responded to the call to artists by giving form to expressions about love: romantic, parental, platonic, unrequited and lost. Works include a variety of mediums.

Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT. 802-644-5100. A digital preview of this exhibit can be seen at www.bryangallery.org. Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday, 11 – 4 and by appointment at any time.

Time: 2/2/18 11:00am - 4/1/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Feb
2
2018
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Apr
1
2018

2017 - 2018 Legacy Collection

2017 - 2018 Legacy Collection Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual Legacy Collection brings together the works of 20 living artists who continue the legacy of Mary Bryan in whose memory the gallery was built by her husband, the artist Alden Bryan. The Collection is based on the gallery's prior year's sales (which would be 2016), and is re-installed in the Main Gallery for the last 2 months of its run, February and March. 2018. Gallery is open by appointment at any time, and Friday - Sunday, 11 - 4, through April 1. Photograph is of "March Sunset, Jericho," Painting by Robert Aiken.

Time: 2/2/18 11:00am - 4/1/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Dusty Boynton: From Within

Dusty Boynton: From Within
Description:

Dusty Boynton merges past memory and personal experience to create works that are seemingly child-like in appearance but sophisticated in gesture and expression. Drawing from her inner subconscious world, the artist’s cast of characters rejects conventional representation and inhabit a fantastic world of their own. Boynton’s expressive brushstrokes, vibrant color palette, and supernatural imagery give her compositions a carefree and imaginative innocence. Dusty Boynton’s exhibition for BCA Center will feature large-scale paintings, monoprints, and reliefs created over the past decade.

Dusty is one of three artists featured in the winter exhibition. Edwin Owre and Elise Whittemore are also included.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Elise Whittemore: One by One

Elise Whittemore: One by One
Description:

Elise Whittemore, BCA’s 2017 Barbara Smail award-winner, has made important contributions to the vibrancy and excellence of Vermont’s arts community as an artist and arts advocate. In her beautifully designed prints, Whittemore is drawn to the physical labor of art making and how it challenges her to pursue different ways hand and material can create meaning together. The artist’s use of pattern develops a narrative that explores the physicality of printmaking as well as formal constructs that are inherent to the natural world.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Edwin Owre.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Edwin Owre: New Constructions

Edwin Owre: New Constructions
Description:

With an artistic career spanning more than five decades, artist and educator Edwin Owre works continuously in his Grand Isle studio creating new, colorful "constructions" that explore the possibilities of drawing and the gesture through abstract sculpture. Referencing the sensibilities of the formative American art movements of the 1960s and 70s, while embracing contemporary expressions of mark-making, Owre creates work that is exciting, immediate, and most importantly formative to a generation of Vermont-based contemporary artists working today.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Elise Whittemore.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water
Description:

Large abstract photographs of water fill the East Gallery for this solo exhibition by local artist Philip Herbison.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Description:

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
7
2018
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May
11
2018

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Winter Screening Series

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Winter Screening Series Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The 2018 MNFF Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater offers films from January through May 2018 with a specially curated feature each month. In keeping with the essence of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, all the films come from first and second time directors.

The January selection will be the luminous documentary “California Typewriter,” directed by Doug Nichol, screening Sunday, January 7, at 2pm. Following thereafter – “I Am Evidence," a documentary directed by Trish Adlesic, on February 18 at 2pm, “Novitiate,” a narrative drama directed by Margaret Betts, on March 11 at 2pm, “Lady Bird,” a narrative drama directed by Greta Gerwig, on April 7 at 7pm and “The Judge,” a documentary directed by Erika Cohn, on May 11 at 7pm.

Time: 1/7/18 2:00pm - 5/11/18 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Feb
1
2018
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May
31
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Register now for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) @ Northern Vermont University-Johnson, August 5-11 2018.

CAMP is open to intermediate to advanced music students of orchestral instruments. Need based tuition assistance is available.

For more information and forms visit www.gmys-vt.org or email leah@gmys-vt.org.

Location: from the comfort of your home, Statewide