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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Dec
19
2014

Mad River Chorale Concert, "A Ceremony of Carols"

Mad River Chorale Concert, "A Ceremony of Carols"
Description:

Mad River Chorale, a community chorus of singers from fifteen Central Vermont towns, presents a holiday concert featuring Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols," plus many other songs and spirituals of the season and an audience sing-along.
Conductor Mary Bonhag, Piano Mary Jane Austin, Harp Jacqueline Kerrod, Double Bass, Even Premo, Percussion Nicola Cannizzaro.
Advance tickets available at www.madriverchorale.net or call the MRC Information Line 496-4781.
Adults $15, Seniors 65+ and Students 12-21, $12, Children 11 and under Free.
$1.00 discount or refund, with donation of a non-perishable item for the Food Shelf.

Time: 12/19/14 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Waitsfield United Church, Waitsfield
Nov
21
2014
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Dec
19
2014

Kinder Arts

Kinder Arts
Description:

Kinder Arts with Kelly Holt - Fridays 10-11:00am Drop-in. Ages 3-5 years. $6 /child. Punch cards available for purchase: $60 for 12 classes (2 free classes)

Join us for a morning of art exploration and creativity! Each week will feature a new theme and focus … explore action painting, create artwork to the rhythm of music, build sculptures as a group, participate in mural drawing and painting and more!

The River Arts’ Kinder Arts Program is an innovative exploratory arts program which features art-making through mixed media, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, music and movement for children ages 3-5. With a focus on experimentation and process, Kinder Arts provides young artists with a unique opportunity to use artistic media creatively and build on tactile experiences. Students learn about kids in art and the artists behind the work, as well as discover art from distant lands, exposing new vistas and expanding new possibilities!

Time: 11/21/14 10:00am - 12/19/14 11:00am
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Dec
7
2014
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Dec
21
2014

BOLD! Beautful! and Fun(ky)! Adventures in Book Arts

BOLD! Beautful! and Fun(ky)! Adventures in Book Arts
Description:

Learn basic bookmaking and bookbinding methods. First we’ll experiment with a variety of fun paper treatment techniques using all kinds of dry and wet media. Then we’ll assemble our treated papers and hand-bind our books. You’ll learn pamphlet stitching, Japanese stab binding, perfect binding, and more. Take time for yourself to explore and create in a relaxed environment and take home several unique, expressive, and functional books that can be used for journaling, writing, scrapbooking, the sky’s the limit! You’ll also receive access to a digital handout with the techniques & materials we covered, plus a list of resources for further exploration and inspiration. Explore and create in a relaxed environment. Complete beginners encouraged! Great quality time for couples, or parents and teens. Ages 15+. Sundays 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 from 1-3pm. Cost: $140 per student + required materials (list will be given upon registration).

Time: 12/7/14 1:00pm - 12/21/14 3:00pm
Location: One Arts Center, 72 North Champlain Street, Burlington
Oct
17
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Portraying the Human Spirit

Portraying the Human Spirit
Description:

Works that depict the soul, whether it be through a formal portrait or simply through an elegant gesture, will be the focus of our newest juried show.

Wednesday through Monday.

Time: 10/17/14 10:00am - 12/21/14 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Laumeister Fine Art Competition

Laumeister Fine Art Competition
Description:

Our fourth Annual fine art competition. Open to all artists. This year's judge is Brian Blood. Brian Blood is a member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America and more. He selected 47 pieces of artwork from more than 200 submission.

Time: 10/16/14 10:00am - 12/21/14 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

 

 

 

 

Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Dec
18
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Christmas Revels

Christmas Revels
Description:

The Christmas Revels, a beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family, is presented by Revels North at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Celebrate the holiday season through a festive mashup of music and traditions that spans seven centuries as we transform the Hop into Haddon Hall, an historic English manor house with a wealth of interest and intrigue. Experience drama and processionals, participate in festive dance and glorious carols, and take delight in music from the middle ages to the early twentieth century. Classic Revels traditions will include The Lord of the Dance, The Boar’s Head, Abbots Bromley and Dona Nobis Pacem. Join our children’s, teen and adult choruses, musicians, actors and dancers for a holiday extravaganza worthy of our 40th Anniversary!

Location: Spaulding Auditorium, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College
Nov
15
2014
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Dec
23
2014

Holiday market

Holiday market
Description:

Chandler’s annual holiday artisans’ market offers area shoppers a wide array of affordable fine gifts for the holidays. The market will be open Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays 10 am-4 pm, and Sundays 11 am-3 pm Nov. 15-Dec. 21
For more information: 802-431-0204 or outreach@chandler-arts.org

Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Nov
12
2014
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Dec
27
2014

Celebrate

Celebrate
Description:

Celebrate - Our annual local arts celebration that features a wide variety of arts and crafts created by SPA member artists. The show is on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building and includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts.
See our website for gallery hours.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Oct
13
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Oils & Watercolors by Susan Bull Riley

Oils & Watercolors by Susan Bull Riley
Description:

The Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont is pleased to present the Oils and Watercolors of Susan Bull Riley, an exhibit featuring her paintings of the botanicals, birds and landscapes of Vermont. Susan Bull Riley, of East Montpelier, Vermont, captures the natural beauty of her native Vermont in beautiful and precise paintings. Whether using oils or watercolor, fidelity to the natural world is constant in her work.

Time: 10/13/14 10:00am - 12/31/14 3:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Everything Must Go 3.0: Artworks from the New Millennium by W. David Powell

Everything Must Go 3.0: Artworks from the New Millennium by W. David Powell
Description:

W. David Powell's paintings, prints, mixed media and woven pieces are large and vibrant works that draw upon all periods of human history and respond to our own time with witty social commentary and a unique visual perspective.

Time: 10/16/14 8:00am - 12/31/14 4:30pm
Location: Art in the Vermont Supreme Court: 111 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
15
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Paintings by Susan Bull Riley

Paintings by Susan Bull Riley
Description:

Susan Bull Riley's Vermont landscapes are sweeping and ethereal, and her botanical and bird compositions acutely observe the beauty of the natural world with precise detail.

Time: 10/15/14 8:00am - 12/31/14 4:30pm
Location: in the Card Room at the Vermont State House, Montpelier
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
31
2014

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 - 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
Nov
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

LOST & FOUND

LOST & FOUND
Description:

A pop up gallery featuring local artists and artisans. Our opening exhibition will feature local artist David Fortuna.

Time: 11/16/14 2:00pm - 1/1/15 6:00pm
Location: ROUND CHURCH CORNERS GALLERY 83-3 Huntington rd, Richmond
Oct
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

Glass Blowing Classes and Demonstrations

Glass Blowing Classes and Demonstrations
Description:

Book an unforgettable glass blowing experience for your VT visit! AO Glass Works is a modern Burlington family business with a glass studio located in the heart of the art district, and a store downtown at 194 College St. We offer hands on classes & demonstrations, in an intimate and fun surrounding. A true artistic experience with one of the oldest crafts in the world. Time spent with AO Glass Works is sure to create lasting memories in Vermont for all of you!
Book at info@aoglass.com

Location: AO Glassworks, Burlington
Oct
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

Sign your own drinking glass!

Sign your own drinking glass!
Description:

Drop in to engrave a glass at 194 College St. between 11-6 on Tues-Sat & 12-4 on Sun. AO Glass Works opened their first retail store and are proud to present a wide selection of locally crafted hand blown glass: gifts & functional ware. We are a Burlington family business manufacturing in the heart of the art district. We offer hands on classes & demonstrations.
Learn more at www.aoglass.com
Questions at info@aoglass.com

Location: AO Glassworks, Burlington
Nov
4
2014
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Jan
4
2015

The Common Space Gallery Presents – Sarah LeVeille

The Common Space Gallery Presents – Sarah LeVeille
Description:

The Common Space Gallery Presents – Sarah LeVeille
November 4, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Reception - Thursday, December 18, 5-7pm

Whimsy, an exuberant collection of acrylic paintings, brings the farmyard to life through LeVeille’s use of bright colors and loose style.

LeVeille studied at the Portland School of Art (now Maine College of art), and received her BFA from Johnson State College. Currently, she works as a personal chef and paints in her studio during the off-season. Sarah currently works as an artist, writer and chef and resides in Morrisville, Vermont.


The Common Space Gallery is located on the main floor of the River Arts Center.
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Fridays 9:00-2:00p.m. For off hours, please give us a call at 802-888-1261.

Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Oct
17
2014
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Jan
4
2015

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War
Description:

In partnership with the American Textile History Museum, Shelburne Museum will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War (1861-65) through Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War.

When civil war broke out in America, the very fabric of life was altered. Homefront & Battlefield showcases this pivotal period in American history through a new lens, reflecting the personal sacrifice, heroism, mourning and reconciliation that changed the course of our country.

The quilt and its story are placed in a broader context through the use of textile-related artifacts, relevant images (including paintings, photographs, prints, and ephemera), and quotations from diaries and letters. Each object represents a deeply moving and insightful personal story, from the noose reportedly used to hang abolitionist John Brown, to a quilt made by a wounded soldier from hospital blankets, as well as Confederate gray and Union blue uniform fabrics.

Homefront & Battlefield connects deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war with the broader national context and history and examines how textiles were both an expression of and a motivating force behind American politics and culture during the Civil War.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Nov
6
2014
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Jan
4
2015

The Gallery at River Arts Presents – Lauren Stagnitti

The Gallery at River Arts Presents – Lauren Stagnitti
Description:

The Gallery at River Arts Presents – Lauren Stagnitti
November 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Reception & Artist Talk - Thursday, December 18, 5-7pm.

In a Moment
Photographs by Lauren Stagnitti


In a Moment features recent infrared photography, printed primarily on aluminum, by Lauren Stagnitti. The landscape, featured prominently in the exhibit, represents a collection of “moments” from her time spent driving through Vermont with her camera. Around for more than one hundred years, infrared photography currently offers digital and film photographers the ability to explore images using special filters that render a variety of colors, and often create an atmospheric effect. Stagnitti uses infrared as a tool to “pull the unexpected” from her surroundings.

​For the last 25 years, Stagnitti has worked primarily as a freelance photographer. Originally from Sayville, New York, Lauren moved to Vermont in 1980 and currently resides in Morrisville, Vermont.


The Gallery at River Arts is located in the Robert C. Folley Performance Hall on the second floor of the River Arts Center.

Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Friday 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. For off hours, please give us a call at 802-888-1261.

Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Nov
7
2014
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Jan
11
2015

The Art of Giving – : – The Giving of Art

The Art of Giving – : – The Giving of Art
Description:

Enter into the spirit of the holiday season! Support your local creative community by shopping for the perfect gift at this holiday show. Featuring the works of local artists, you will find an array of one-of-a-kind gifts, which you can’t wait to give. Select from fine art, distinctive paper creations, beautiful jewelry, photography, textiles, home goods, holiday ornaments and decorations and classical CDs for the discerning music enthusiast, all at affordable prices.

Compass is located at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733 and is open daily from 10-5pm. Visit the exhibit, browse our gift and book shops and enjoy a delicious lunch at our onsite cafe.

Time: 11/7/14 10:00am - 1/11/15 11:59pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon
Dec
5
2014
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Jan
23
2015

Shamus Langlois - Liminality - recent work in 2D and 3D

Shamus Langlois - Liminality - recent work in 2D and 3D
Description:

We are proud to invite you to gallery SIX's fifth exhibition:

Liminality - Totems and Lovers, Clowns and Villains
New work by Shamus McCaffrey Langlois
Sculpture, painting and drawing
exploring the transitional spaces
between experience,
desire and transformation

Opening Reception
Friday December 5, 2014
4 to 8pm - Montpelier Art Walk
Through January 23, 2015

gallery SIX
6 Barre St
Montpelier, VT

Location: gallery SIX, Montpelier
Dec
13
2014
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Jan
24
2015

Winter Book Sale

Winter Book Sale
Description:

This sale offers thousands of books, from shiny new bestsellers to antique curiosities. You can also find CDs, DVDs, music and more. The books are organized by subject for easy browsing. Hardcovers are $2 apiece, Softcovers are $1, Mass-market books are $0.50. All DVDs, CDs, Records, and Tapes are $2.00. Open during library hours.

Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Nov
7
2014
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Jan
31
2015

The Spirit of the Season: Winter in Vermont

The Spirit of the Season: Winter in Vermont
Description:

Vermont is a place of beauty and wonder in every season. The cycle of life continues with secrets hidden under blankets of snow, and trees transformed into wiry sculptural forms. Artistic inspiration is everywhere!

This new collection of winter themed work will feature a variety of styles and media including framed original art, prints, jewelry, wood, clay and glass with prices no more than $200. A collection of handmade ornaments will be featured as well.

Time: 11/7/14 5:00pm - 1/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Nov
26
2014
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Feb
14
2015

DUET: Varujan Boghosian & Ben Frank Moss

DUET: Varujan Boghosian & Ben Frank Moss
Description:

BigTown Gallery is thrilled to present this selection of new collage work by Varujan Boghosian and paintings by Ben Frank Moss. These two artists, both retired Dartmouth College faculty, come together to fill our gallery with contemplative, accomplished works. DUET is one of several fairly extensive shows featuring the work of Boghosian, and the first time we have shown as many paintings by Moss.

Also on view are three pieces by fiber artists Bhakti Ziek and Pat Dipaula Klein, made specially for our Holiday Show. And don't forget to stop by our gift shop!

Exhibition runs November 26, 2014 – February 14, 2015

Time: 11/26/14 10:00am - 2/14/15 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, Rochester
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
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