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Monday, August 21, 2017

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Aug
21
2017

Caspian Monday Music

Caspian Monday Music
Description:

Orchestra Concert

Serenades and Arias

Vasily Kalinnikov:
Serenade for Strings
Andantino

Gerald Finz:
Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18 
from plays by Shakespeare
Don Wilkerson, baritone

Come Away, Come Away, Death
Twelfth Night - Act II, scene 4 

Who is Sylvia?
The Two Gentlemen of Verona Act IV scene 2

Fear no more the Heat o’ the Sun
Cymbeline - Act IV, scene 2

O Mistress Mine
Twelfth Night - Act II, scene 3

It was a Lover and his Lass
As you Like it - Act V, scene 3

Intermission

Antonin Dvorak
Serenade for strings in E Major, Op. 22

Time: 8/21/17 8:00pm
Location: Caledonia Grange 88 East Church Street, East Hardwick, VT, East Hardwick
Aug
18
2017
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Aug
21
2017

The Big Sick (R)

The Big Sick (R) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Time: 8/18/17 7:30pm - 8/21/17 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts, Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Aug
21
2017
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Aug
25
2017

Drawing the Face

Drawing the Face Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Because faces can be tricky! We’ll work on basic drawing tips and techniques while exploring a different facial feature every class and working on one week-long portrait drawing project.

Instructor: Katie Runde

Time: 8/21/17 9:00am - 8/25/17 12:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Aug
21
2017
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Aug
25
2017

Camp Danger

Camp Danger Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

All full day camps are 10am-4pm. See camp descriptions for ages.
Unless otherwise noted, pick up and drop off at VAE at 48 Main Street in North Bennington.
Art Campers also enjoy a mid-day swim break at neighboring Lake Paran.
Campers are to bring a bag lunch, water shoes, towel and sunscreen if needed.
Visit us at vtartxchang.org to register

CAMP DANGER, August 21st-25th, Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Matthew Perry
Back by popular demand! This week we take risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual zones. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with elements while making fires, and discovering water slides. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as guest visitors such as the State Police cadaver dog, Bennington EMTs teaching campers CPR and how to shoot a fire extinguisher from a North Bennington Volunteer Firefighter. Last year we dropped a TV from a 20 foot tree, this year, what will it be?

Time: 8/21/17 11:30am - 8/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Aug
19
2017
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Aug
27
2017

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival: LINEAGE
AUGUST 19 - 27, 2017

FESTIVAL PASSES AND TICKETS FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FLYNN BOX OFFICE

www.flynntix.org
802-06-FLYNN
153 Main Street, Burlington, VT

While innovation is essential to keep an art form dynamic and alive, great traditions also continue to define classical music. Bach already established such a pinnacle of human achievement with harmony, counterpoint, and proportion by the early 1700s, and Beethoven with structure in the early 1800s. The way old masters used those musical elements clearly touches something deep within all of us, and we continue to learn from their lessons.

During our 9th summer festival, Lineage, we will hear from legendary performers such as pianist Leon Fleisher and violinist Jaime Laredo about how performance traditions from the 19th-century were passed to them and have evolved during their lifetimes. And, we will explore the way today’s composers such as George Crumb, David Ludwig, Augusta Read Thomas, and Marc Neikrug integrate traditions with the unique ways in which they continue to develop our art form.

Lineage is our chance to reflect upon our roots as well as appreciate the new life that is continually emerging and flourishing.

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org.


2017 FESTIVAL ARTISTS

Gloria Chien, Co-Artistic Director
Soovin Kim, Co-Artistic Director
David Ludwig, Resident Composer

Benjamin Beilman, violin
Soovin Kim, violin
Jennifer Koh, violin
Jaime Laredo, violin
Misha Amory, viola
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello
Sharon Robinson, cello
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Randall Scarlata, baritone
Gloria Chien, piano
Leon Fleisher, piano
Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Russell Sherman, piano
Christopher Froh, percussion
Ayano Kataoka, percussion
Eduardo Leandro, percussion
Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion

Alan Bise, Recording Producer and Engineer
Augusta Read Thomas, Guest Composer
Marc Neikrug, Guest Composer
Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Guest Speaker

Kafka Quartet - 2017 Resident Ensemble
Daniel Koo, Rebecca Anderson, Cong Wu, and Jiyoung Lee

Young Composers Seminar
Elise Arancio, Aiyana Braun. Alistair Coleman. Hannah Ishizaki. and Andrew Moses

Location: Elley-Long Music Center, Burlington
Aug
1
2017
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Aug
28
2017

Abstract Paintings by Glen Hutcheson

Abstract Paintings by Glen Hutcheson
Description:

Title of Exhibit: Squiggles

Gouache, watercolor and oil

Artist: Glen Coburn Hutcheson

Dates of Exhibit: August 1 – 28, 2017.

Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library-Fiction Room, Montpelier
Jul
1
2017
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Aug
29
2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In July and August of 2017, the Brandon Artist Guild (The BAG) will celebrate one of its own founders, Warren Kimble, with an exhibition featuring the universally appealing folk art that has made him famous beginning in 1987. The twist is that the folk art imagery he presents this summer is a new body of artwork.

Kimble’s beloved version of Americana — art that tells stories of a simple, less complicated era — is the genre for which he is most known. In recent years, however, the prolific artist has delved into other subjects with timely content, such as the Widows of War installations, or with humor and satire (The House of Cards collection). And he has continued his insatiable exploration of abstract images, both in painting (such as the “Cosmos” series, relating to Earth and the Universe) and in sculpture — the masculine assemblages shown at Burlington’s Frog Hollow venue, March of 2017.

Now, to the delight of his many fans, the summer 2017 BAG exhibition will show Warren Kimble in a current mood of nostalgia, once again painting his signature animal, barn, and homestead scenes on antique wooden boards and other found objects. The artist combines his love of New England painting, architecture, and artisan imagery and applies this considerable knowledge of antiques and artifacts to the creation of his visionary folk art. The delicate details, gentle humor, and whimsy speak to the child in all of us, offering a peaceful retreat into a serene fantasy world of olden times.

Warren Kimble — Folk Art 2017 is on view from June 30 to August 29, 2017, with a reception for the public on Friday, June 30, 5 - 7 PM. Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon, VT 05733. Information: 802 247 4956.

Time: 7/1/17 10:00am - 8/29/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Jul
11
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Planetary Gods and Goddesses

Planetary Gods and Goddesses
Description:

Now through August, the Barre Opera House features a playful, cosmic art exhibit by Calais resident, Kelley Hunter. Poster-sized images from Hunter's recently published "Planetary Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book," shown both in black-and-white and as colored by participants in local workshops, introduce viewers to our expanding solar system. Recently astronomers have been discovering many small, icy planetoids in the far solar system, near and beyond Pluto. Many are being named for indigenous creator gods from cultures around the world. "I am excited to show people, especially kids, about our new solar system neighbors and their stories from around the world," says Hunter, an internationally-respected astrologer and mythologist. "The sky is reflecting our increasing awareness of global inter-relatedness." The lobby gallery is open weekdays, 9:00-4:30. Pick up a free illustration to color, bring it back and add your image to the show. A Meet-and-Greet with the Artist will be held on Friday, August 11 from 2:30-4:30pm. Coloring books will be available, and are carried by local area bookstores and online.

Time: 7/11/17 9:00am - 8/31/17 4:30am
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Apr
19
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"
Description:

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

Time: 4/19/17 4:00pm - 8/31/17 3:30pm
Location: Livak Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center (3rd Floor), UVM, Burlington
Jul
29
2017
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Sep
4
2017

28th Annual Photo Show in the Round Barn

28th Annual Photo Show in the Round Barn Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The 28th Annual Photo Show in the Round Barn will run from Monday, July 31, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

The annual community-based Photo Show is held each August in the Round Barn on East Warren Road in Waitsfield. The show invites both professional and amateur photographers to submit their work, allowing lesser-known photographers to exhibit in a gallery setting.  A wide range of subject matter and techniques in both film & digital prints are expected for this year's show. Open 7 days a week. For further information, call 802-496-7722 or info@greenmountainculturalcenter.org.

Regular exhibition hours are from 10-5 pm weekdays and 10-2 pm weekends; please check the Inn at the Round Barn website www.theroundbarn.com  for days when the exhibit may be closed for special parties.

Time: 7/29/17 10:00am - 9/4/17 2:00pm
Location: Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield
Jun
29
2017
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Sep
4
2017

Frank Mason in Vermont: Artist and Teacher

Frank Mason in Vermont:  Artist and Teacher Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Works by Frank Mason (1921 - 2009) will be featured at Bryan Memorial Gallery this summer alongside paintings by 45 of his students.

Mason, himself a precocious student, studied in the first class of the Music and Arts High School in New York City before winning a scholarship to attend the Art Students League. There he studied with Frank Vincent Dumond, until Dumond’s death in 1951, when he became Dumand’s successor at the Art Students League, a position Mason held until his death.

Among the characteristics of Mason’s teaching was “summers in Vermont.” Moving his classroom outdoors to the lush environs of Lamoille County, VT he taught plein air painting for a month near or in Stowe. Multiple painting students with their easels would set up alongside dirt roads, overlooking rolling fields with mountainous backdrops and perhaps a village tucked away in the distance, Mason’s choice for that day’s lessons. Critiques and meals together would follow, and this was the agenda for the entire month of June.
Whatever the magic in Mason’s reign over those summer gatherings, they took place annually for 40 years, and today, 8 summers after his death, they continue with many of his former students spending the month of June painting in Vermont.

Time: 6/29/17 11:00am - 9/4/17 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
29
2017
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Sep
4
2017

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Her Students

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Her Students Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Massachusetts painter Dianne Panarelli Miller is the subject of an exhibition in the Middle Room at Bryan Memorial Gallery this summer. Paired with several of her students, the exhibit will run concurrently with an exhibition in the Main Gallery of works by the late Frank Mason and 45 of the students he taught and inspired in New York and Vermont over four decades.

Miller herself studied with Robert Douglas Hunter, subject of last summer's main exhibit at the Bryan. Miller's paintings in this exhibit are primarily landscapes from throughout New England, and her travels in Spain and Italy.

Time: 6/29/17 11:00am - 9/4/17 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Aug
3
2017
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Sep
17
2017

"Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, Oils and Watercolors" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts

"Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, Oils and Watercolors" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

On Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7pm at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT, the public is invited to the Opening Reception for "Oils and Watercolors", side by side solo exhibitions by MGFA founding artists Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings. The exhibit will continue through September 17, with an Artist Talk Saturday, August 15 at 5pm.

Petria Mitchell will be showing a selection of new oil paintings that continue her investigations in color and atmosphere. Her exploration of the ethereal world of light and ambience through the use of tonal gradation and converging lines are signature elements in her work. “Using nature as an initial reference point allows me to play with limitless possibilities while embracing a thorough appreciation for abstraction.”

Jim Giddings has begun to paint in his rebuilt studio, and his presentation will include new watercolors as well as salvaged, reworked or revisited oil paintings. For Giddings, an exploration of the richness of painted surfaces is an important aspect of his work, and he "continue[s] to believe that beauty lies in small things."

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8290
www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
W-M 11-5

Time: 8/3/17 5:00pm - 9/17/17 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Jul
5
2017
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Sep
29
2017

Bridging Worlds - Paintings by Hunter Eddy

Bridging Worlds - Paintings by Hunter Eddy Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Eddy from July 5 – September 29, 2017. The selected paintings in this exhibit were created from 2010 to 2017 and are a combination of carefully staged portraiture and still-life themes. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, July 12 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

Time: 7/5/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
5
2017
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Sep
29
2017

A Path Well Traveled - Selected works by Ed Epstein and George Kurjanowicz

A Path Well Traveled - Selected works by Ed Epstein and George Kurjanowicz Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summertime exhibition, A Path Well Traveled, featuring the highly skilled Vermont duo of multidisciplinary artist Ep Epstein and sculptor George Kurjanowicz. These artists present a strong and dynamic narrative of portraiture, landscapes, and organic sculptural forms. An opening reception will take place on July 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 7/5/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
18
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper

Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Large paintings on paper, some measuring 60” x 85”, represent Patrick Dunfey’s latest work, created in 2017. The paintings are made on hot press watercolor paper using tempera and pigmented gesso. This dynamic new work in flat planes of saturated color alters perspective, exposing water and wood in unusual relationships. Shredded trees along a rushing stream, a lone dock on a still lake, a cabin door with a thin stream of light— in this expanded scale these dominant images might jar long-forgotten memories; mysterious evocations. Also included in this exhibition are small, framed paintings on linen.
A New Hampshire native, Dunfey received his BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1981. He has lived in Hanover, NH since 1985, and is Head of Exhibitions Design and Planning at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth.

Time: 7/18/17 10:00am - 9/30/17 12:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Jul
12
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Odanaksis: Summertime in Lyme

Odanaksis: Summertime in Lyme
Description:

Odanaksis, the Abenaki term for "little village," is an informal group who come together on
Thursday mornings at different outdoor painting venues. Founded 14 years ago by four
students in local watercolor classes, the painters found inspiration for their homework
practice at a spot just north of the East Thetford/Lyme Bridge on River Road in Lyme, New
Hampshire. This show gives the viewer the sense of the place in different parts of Lyme and
other places in the Upper Valley through Odanaksis artists’ eyes and different mediums. This
past year Odanaksis Art Group painted Thursdays year-round from Newbury, Vermont to
Cornish, New Hampshire along the Connecticut River.
Artists: Anne Rose, Jonathan Rose, Anne Webster Grant, Gail M Barton, Helen Elder, Susan
Rump, Linda Laundry, Jo Tate, Becky Cook, Karen Chalom, Rebecca Bense, Le Lieu Brown.

Time: 7/12/17 10:00am - 9/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Converse Free Library, 38 Union Street, Lyme NH, Outside Vermont
Jul
8
2017
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Oct
29
2017

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Please join us for the 20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)! One of the area's longest running consecutive art exhibitions, this year's iteration will feature an array of different media, and eclectic styles of sculpture spread over the Vermont Arts Exchange campus and surrounding areas. This year's show will feature works by over thirty nationally recognized, as well as local area artists. Local band "Ransom Notes" will be playing the opening event July 8th, 4-8 PM, with food and drinks provided by Harvest Brewing. We hope to see you there!

Location: Vermont Arts Exchange and surrounding locations, North Bennington
May
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show
Description:

What would ornithology be without math? How do artists integrate a sense of number with the wonder of birds?

Inspired by these questions (and more), we sought works that might express the art of math, bridging the real and imaginary, with birds silly and significant. We call it Birding by the Numbers and invite you to visit.

Daily Through October • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Included with Museum Admission (free for members)

Artists include:
Brian Machanic
Carol MacDonald
Carol McDowell
Carol Talmage
Claudette Eaton
Colin Talmage
Elizabeth Spinney
Jackie Mangione
Judy Dow
Katherine Guttman
Katherine Moran
Kerry and Linda Hurd
Kimberly Sultze + Jon Hyde
Kir Talmage
Linda Di Sante
Meg Walker
Nancy Stone
Nancy Tomczak
Rachel Grossman
Stephanie Leap
Tina Valentinetti

(Image: a portion of Judy Dow's "Birds in My Backyard" quilt, copyright © Judy Dow. Used by permission)

Location: Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington