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Oct
22
2017

Champlain Philharmonic Fall Concert

Champlain Philharmonic Fall Concert
Description:

The Champlain Philharmonic returns to Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney on Sat, Oct. 21, 7:30 PM, and Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court, in Middlebury on Sun, Oct. 22, 4:00 PM to present their fall concert “Euterria” (to belong to the good earth). Featured will be works that portray the connection between music, the great outdoors, and Bohemian life. Under the direction of Matt LaRocca, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (the Pastoral Symphony), Smetana’s The Moldau, as well as works by Copland and Honegger. Tickets available at the door for $15 adults/$10 seniors/$5 students. The Champlain Philharmonic is a community orchestra that performs regularly in Rutland and Addison counties. For more info, see www.champlainphilharmonic.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/champlainphil.

Time: 10/22/17 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury
Oct
19
2017
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Oct
22
2017

The Metromaniacs

The Metromaniacs
Description:

The Metromaniacs (a person addicted to poetry, or to writing verses) is a delightful romp of a play where poets are the hot celebrities of the day and everyone is in love with love. Mistaken identity, misplaced affections and clever word play blend together to create a delicious comedic confection.

At Town Hall Theater October 19 – 22 only.
7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
$22/ $12 students

Time: 10/19/17 7:30pm - 10/22/17 4:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Oct
6
2017
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Oct
22
2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Welcome to the 1958 Springfield High School prom! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion. With over 30 classic hits from the 50s and 60s including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party!” The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical trip down memory lane.

Direction and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa

Time: 10/6/17 7:30pm - 10/22/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
16
2017
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Oct
22
2017

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly is an exhibition in which two women, working with the concept of sacred geometry, elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Time: 9/16/17 12:00pm - 10/22/17 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Sep
20
2017
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Oct
26
2017

A Doll's House

A Doll's House Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, argued that everyone, man or woman, had a right to be who they wanted to be. In A Doll’s House, protagonist Nora epitomizes struggles against the constraints of social conformity as she confronts her identity and the state of her marriage. Though Ibsen was writing in the 19th century, his masterpiece remains just as relevant as when it was written. As Mark Lawson writes, “Our culture is in moral chaos, with inquiries, trials, and debates agonizing over what we should think about politics, money, journalism, medicine, and sex, themes to which Ibsen…urgently returned.” – The Guardian

Location: The Northern Stage, White River Junction
Sep
12
2017
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Oct
27
2017

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection
Description:

Two new exhibits: the Paleteers of Vermont member show and Sketches in Perfection: A special exhibit of paintings and sketches by Thomas Waterman Wood. Both exhibits run from September 12th through October 27th with an opening reception on Thursday September 14th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists, enjoy refreshments, learn more about T.W. Woods art and purchase local art at affordable prices.

Time: 9/12/17 12:00pm - 10/27/17 4:00pm
Location: T.W.Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier
Oct
5
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Robert Frost: This Verse Business

Robert Frost: This Verse Business Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

For nearly fifty years, Robert Frost “barded” around the country with his poetry, dry wit, and “promises to keep,” performing some of the greatest verse in the English canon and sharing his “wild surmises” on religion, science, poetic form, whatever was on his mind. Starring Emmy winning and Tony nominated actor Gordon Clapp, A.M. Dolan's This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also a personal view of Frost at his cabin.

Please call the box office at (802) 296-7000 or email boxoffice@northernstage.org for tickets or more information.

Time: 10/5/17 7:30pm - 10/28/17 9:30pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
Oct
20
2017
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Oct
29
2017

Vermont International Film Festival

Vermont International Film Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Oldest film festival in Vermont brings independent films from around the world in all genres and styles. 10 days of screenings, visiting filmmakers and daily receptions where people gather to talk, meet and greet, eat and imbibe.

Time: 10/20/17 1:00pm - 10/29/17 11:00pm
Location: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington
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
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) celebrates Vermont's colorful scenery with a new exhibit of paintings and pastels by Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet. The show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape" runs September 1 through October 31. Opening reception is Friday, September 8, 5-7pm at the BAG, 7 Center Street, Brandon.

Rollet, who attended the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, moved to Vermont in 1983, and became captivated by the diversity of the landscape. As she describes it, "From mountains to meadows to farm fields and woodlands, the characteristics of the Vermont landscape are no different than the individual features of its citizens. The beauty of the countryside forming its profile and features is the essence of what I hope to portray in my work.”

Working in oils and pastels, Rollet paints in plein air when the weather allows. "The long winter months of Vermont drive me indoors," she concedes, "but on location color studies, notes and photographs allow me to complete pieces more comfortably in my studio."

The recipient of several awards for her work, Rollet is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, and International Association of Pastel Societies.

The BAG welcomes the public to the opening reception for Norma Jean Rollet's show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape” on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
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
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Lush pastoral landscapes of rural America are the subject of poetic and haunting paintings by Massachusetts artist, Dennis Sheehan, on exhibit in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room.

The exhibit is open daily through Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, the hours shift to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery Middle Room, Jeffersonville
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Land and Light and Water and Air

Land and Light and Water and Air Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual flagship landscape exhibition: LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR, features over 100 paintings of New England scenes by 50 artists. Prizes are awarded, including the prestigious Alden Bryan Medal for Best in Show. Gallery hours listed are through Columbus Day, after which the gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Sep
16
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Fall Solo Shows

Fall Solo Shows
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

David Shrigley

David Shrigley
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by British artist David Shrigley, to be held from 6 May – 26 November 2017 in its newly opened visitor center, which expands the Foundation’s campus of converted galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately twenty-five works including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture from the Hall Collection will be on view. Shrigley is best known for a distinctive and deceptively simple drawing style and for creating works that satirize contemporary society and everyday life. By engaging his audience with humor, Shrigley’s work appears light-hearted while tackling serious and universal issues like death, love and war. The Hall Art Foundationis open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 1:00pm - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman
Description:

Ready. Fire! Aim. is a joint exhibition that will take place at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont (6 May – 26 November 2017) and at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont (21 April – 9 July 2017). Inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art collecting philosophy, this group show explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking. Using the creative process as a point of departure, Ready. Fire! Aim. brings together artworks addressing issues of violence and decay, gestural abstraction and linear precision, as well as the sensible and the absurd. BCA Center’s presentation will include work by six emerging to nationally recognized Vermont-based artists, while the Hall Art Foundation’s presentation will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by internationally recognized contemporary artists. The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

 

 

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 6 May – 26 November 2017. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros", which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. (Pictured: Nicole Eisenman's "Little Shaver" 2005). The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Oct
19
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Rose and Pomegranate

Rose and Pomegranate
Description:

Gwen Marston is a renowned quilter, author, and teacher. She has been exhibiting her liberated quiltmaking nationally and internationally for over three decades.

Join us for the Opening Reception October 27th, 5-8pm

Time: 10/19/17 10:00am - 11/26/17 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Sep
2
2017
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Nov
30
2017

LandARTLab 2017

LandARTLab 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

LandARTLab 2017 opens on Sept 2 at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Bring a picnic, walk the land, enjoy sculpture and a performance.

LandARTLab is an exhibition of site-specific works by 17 artists. Participating artists in 2017 include: Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nira Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Mary Admasian, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, and Jamie Townsend.

At 5 pm, on Sept. 2 at 5pm, choreographers Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz-Pullman will present the new work "Passing," performed by the 7 dancers and 2 musicians of the Passing Project. "Passing" features a large wooden and knotless netted linen set by Otto Pierce and Tracy Penfield.

LandARTLab is an extension of SculptureFest (Woodstock, VT), and is based at King Farm (Vermont Land Trust). The two locations are connected by a walking trail.

IMPORTANT - PARKING is at King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock, VT. Please note: no parking on Prosper Road.

Time: 9/2/17 4:00pm - 11/30/17 4:00pm
Location: King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock
Sep
28
2017
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Nov
30
2017

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran
Description:

Three evenings of poetry process tutelage! Start with baby ideas & brainstorms. Write a working poem draft. Try it out on a thoughtful, encouraging group of fellow poets. All abilities welcome.

Sept. 28, Oct. 26, & Nov. 30
Free, but please register at the adult circulation desk by calling 802 223-3338. Limit of 12 people.

Time: 9/28/17 6:30pm - 11/30/17 8:00pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Sep
15
2017
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Dec
10
2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition.

Time: 9/15/17 12:00pm - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Sep
17
2017
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Dec
28
2017

A Peek At Pastels

A Peek At Pastels
Description:

A Peek at Pastels is juried show containing a collection of 30 paintings by several pastel artists around New England.
Claudia Post (www.ClaudiaPost.com) and Daryl Storrs (https://www.darylstorrs.com/) juried the show.
Doug Dawson (http://www.dougdawsonartist.com/) judged the show.
There will be a reception on Friday, November 3rd, from 5-7 p.m

Time: 9/17/17 12:00am - 12/28/17 12:00am
Location: Hotel Coolidge, 39 S Main St., White River Junction