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Monday, March 30, 2015

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Mar
30
2015

Vermont Performance Lab: "THE SET UP: Saya Lei"

Vermont Performance Lab: "THE SET UP: Saya Lei"
Description:

Vermont Performance Lab (VPL) in association with Marlboro College presents a VPL IN THE WORKS showing of "THE SET UP: Saya Lei" by postmodern performer Wally Cardona and classical Burmese dancer Myint Mo. Cardona is a choreographer who is deeply interested in the place of dance in our culture - where it is and why it is. His current work, "THE SET UP," is a multi-year project that starts with an encounter through dance. The project explores questions of appropriation and contemporary dance practice by immersing himself in dance traditions that are not his own. He has most recently traveled to Myanmar to study with Saya Lei, a master of classical Burmese dance and his disciple Myint Mo. In March, Mo will travel with Cardona to Southern Vermont to work at VPL to continue the dance training and exchange.

This VPL IN THE WORKS residency and showing is made possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and VPL's Creation Fund donors.

The Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College is an ADA accessible venue.

Time: 3/30/15 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College, 2582 South Road, Marlboro
Mar
30
2015

Marlboro College Presents "In the Works: The Set Up: Saya Lei"

Marlboro College Presents "In the Works: The Set Up: Saya Lei"
Description:

Dance encounter with Wally Cardona and Myint Mo

Witness a dance encounter between postmodern performer Wally Cardona and classical Burmese dancer Myint Mo developed through a Vermont Performance Lab residency. The Set Up is an eight-part series made by Wally Cardona with eight international artists viewed as masters in their respective disciplines. Cardona is a choreographer who is deeply interested in the place of dance in our cultures—the where it is and why it is. Encounter will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. Additional information about the artists and the residency available at vermontperformancelab.org

Time: 3/30/15
Location: Marlboro College, Whittemore Theater, Marlboro
Mar
30
2015

Poetry Reading by Sara Michas-Martin

Poetry Reading by Sara Michas-Martin
Description:

Winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize at Fordham University Press, former Goddard College BFA faculty member Sara Michas-Martin will read from her first book of poems, "Gray Matter."

"This eloquent work offers the reader a rare mix of lyrical intensity and abstract rigor. These are poems of inner adventure and outward event, the one sometimes easing into the other like figures at dusk. The narratives here are compelling and the craft hard-earned, making for a wonderful debut collection."--Eavan Boland

This event is free and open to the public as presented by Goddard's BFA in Creative Writing Program.

Time: 3/30/15
Location: Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College
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
Mar
6
2015
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Mar
31
2015

Imagination Encircles The World- A Youth Art Month Exhibit

Imagination Encircles The World- A Youth Art Month Exhibit Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Vermont Student Artists will encircle the Statehouse with imaginative work that clearly shows the importance of Art Education in developing our next generation creative and expressive citizens. This exhibit sponsored by The Vermont Art Teachers Association is part of Statewide and National events celebrating March as Youth Art Month. A reception for Artists, their communities,Art Educators and Legislators will be on March 31st from 4-6:30.

Location: Vermont State House, Montpelier
Dec
16
2014
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Apr
13
2015

Ceramic Vessels with Dasha Kalisa - Hand Building & Wheel - March Session

Ceramic Vessels with Dasha Kalisa - Hand Building & Wheel - March Session
Description:

Ceramic Vessels with Dasha Kalisz – Hand Building & Wheel – MarchSession - Adults/Teens
Mondays, March 16 – April 13, 6-8pm. Tuition $195 (includes materials). Register by calling 802-888-1261 or online at www.RiverArtsVT.org

Continue or begin to develop your skills and knowledge of hand building with slab construction. This class will explore the versatile techniques using slabs of clay to build forms. We will also investigate surface designs that serve to enrich our forms. Each student will have a chance to use the potters wheel during the course. Dasha will teach the basic steps of centering, opening and pulling the clay walls, and help intermediate throwers with problem areas. We will make projects of your choice, such as plates, mugs, bowls, and planters!

Time: 12/16/14 6:00pm - 4/13/15 8:00pm
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
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
Mar
14
2015
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May
3
2015

Exhibit: Love, Labor, Worship: The People of the Basin Farm

Exhibit: Love, Labor, Worship: The People of the Basin Farm
Description:

Love, Labor, Worship: The People of Basin Farm is a series of photographs by Dummerston's Michael Poster of the residents of Basin Farm in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Basin Farm is part of a far-flung Messianic community called the Twelve Tribes, whose members, according to Poster, "grow organic produce, bake bread, make yogurt, operate a commercial woodworking business, raise children, and devote themselves to their Messiah and master, Yahshua." To produce the series, which he began working on in 2012, Poster needed to overcome the wariness of community members who believe journalists have misrepresented them with stories focusing on allegations of child abuse and a misogynist, homophobic ideology. In a written statement accompanying the exhibit, Poster writes, "I can’t tell you that what you might read about the Twelve Tribes is true or false; my aim was not to document or pass judgment on their religious beliefs. I can say that the pictures I made at the farm are true; they are what I saw."

Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Mar
14
2015
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May
3
2015

Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art

Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art
Description:

Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art, on view in the museum's Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery, is a survey of work by 13 artists pushing the boundaries of traditional textile techniques into innovative, hybridized forms. The exhibit affords viewers a chance to explore myriad ways in which fiber can be exploited for its vast emotional and symbolic potential. In her essay accompanying the exhibit, BMAC chief curator Mara Williams writes, "It is no wonder that artists are drawn to working with textiles, nor that we as viewers experience fiber art with our whole body and imagination. Our bodies touch fabric almost every hour of every day. Moments after our birth we are washed by, and swaddled in, cloth. We sleep on it, dress in it, and decorate with it. It is so familiar that, even before touching, our eyes tell us what its texture will be. We use the language of textiles -- velvety, silky, cottony, and wooly -- as descriptors. We speak of the fabric of our community."

Among the artists included in Gathering Threads is Orly Cogan, who stitches vintage magazine ads with images of well-known characters from children's literature, resulting in a mash-up of consumerism, pop culture, and childhood re-imagined. Matthew Cox adorns x-ray film with detailed reproductions of historical military headgear. Daria Dorosh recycles clothing into wall hangings. The artist duo Ligorano/Reese (Nora Ligorano and Marshal Reese) weave fiber-optic filament into a structure that conveys changing data collected via FitBit, an activity tracking program.

Time: 3/14/15 11:00am - 5/3/15 11:59pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Mar
14
2015
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May
3
2015

Dialogue: Lindenfeld + Lindenfeld

Dialogue: Lindenfeld + Lindenfeld
Description:

Dialogue: Lindenfeld + Lindenfeld represents an artistic conversation between Vermont ceramicist Naomi Lindenfeld and her late mother, Bauhaus textile artist Lore Kadden Lindenfeld. At Williams's request, Naomi Lindenfeld spent a year exploring and expanding her artistic practice, moving from a lifetime of making functional pottery to creating experimental pottery and pure sculpture inspired by her mother's artwork. This exhibit traces the trajectory of the younger Lindenfeld's artistic growth. What began as a dialogue between two artists ends up as a conversation between artwork and viewer.

Time: 3/14/15 11:00am - 5/3/15 11:59pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
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
Jan
26
2015
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Jun
8
2015

Mad River Chorale rehearsals for spring concert

Mad River Chorale rehearsals for spring concert
Description:

Monday January 26th will be the first rehearsal date for the Mad River Chorale's spring concert. All singers, whether new to choral singing, experienced, or returning after an absence, are welcome to attend. We require only that singers be able to match pitch, hold their part, and be willing to study their music outside of rehearsal. This term's concert, "I Hear America Singing," is American in many varying ways. Some pieces are written by Americans and some are arranged by Americans. Some are settings of poetry written by Americans and some are songs familiar to most Americans. Some, by living composers, will be new to most. One's about Vermont. One's arranged by our conductor's husband. Among others, the Chorale will be honoring Pete Seeger, Stephen Foster, Emily Dickenson, Aaron Copland, André Thomas and Walt Whitman. That is, there will be something for everyone.
This term the Chorale will be conducted until May by Richard Riley of the Burlington Choral Society, who will fill in while Mary Bonhag is on maternity leave. Mary will return in time to prepare the group for mid-June concerts and Mary Jane Austin will accompany the Chorale.

Time: 1/26/15 7:00pm - 6/8/15 9:00pm
Location: Chorus Room, Harwood Union HS, Rte. 100 Duxbury, Moretown
Mar
14
2015
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Jun
21
2015

Children of the Oasis

Children of the Oasis
Description:

Children of the Oasis consists of ten tapestries created by current and former students of Egypt's Ramses Wissa Wassef Centre, a unique experiment in creativity and experiential education. For over six decades, the Centre has been the setting for a tapestry workshop for local children who had neither formal education nor artistic training. The resulting work reflects Wissa Wassef's stated belief that, "Human freedom never has as much meaning and value as when it allows the creative power of the child to come into action." The exhibit appears at BMAC in cooperation with Izdahar, a non-profit organization working to foster understanding between America and the Middle East through artistic exchange.

Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Mar
14
2015
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Jun
21
2015

Donald Saaf: Contemporary Folk Tales

Donald Saaf: Contemporary Folk Tales Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Donald Saaf: Contemporary Folk Tales features recent paintings by the Saxtons River-based artist and musician. The paintings weave aspects of daily life in New England into 21st century tales of an “every-person” as he or she navigates the world. According to curator Susan Calabria, "The lyrical shapes and lines that describe Saaf’s landscapes, articulate tree branches, and wreathe the heads of people and animals create a mysterious effect reminiscent of quilts or stained glass windows."

Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Mar
28
2015
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Jun
21
2015

Alcohol in Vermont: Creation to Consumption, Tolerance to Temperance

Alcohol in Vermont: Creation to Consumption, Tolerance to Temperance
Description:

This exhibit examines the significant role of alcohol in the Vermont history. Taverns were once the center of community life and alcohol was consumed in quantities unimaginable today. Reformers in the 1800s fought the evils of addiction and drunkenness and politicians intensely debated the regulation of alcohol in some of the most notorious elections in state history. Even after the repeal of national prohibition, many Vermont communities used Local Option laws to limit the use of alcohol. It wasn’t until the craft beer movement in the 1990s that Vermonters again celebrated alcoholic beverages. The museum is open every day June through October. February 14 through May 31, closed Wednesday. 10 am to 5 pm

On View March 28 through June 21

Related Events:
Jazz and Spirits, April 10
Blues and Brews, May 15
$45 for each event/$75 for both

Caption:
Frederick D. Burt (1881-1966)
Clam Bake, 1911
Glass Plate Negative
Collection of Bennington Museum

Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
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
Mar
17
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Experience the stone art of Vermont through "Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont," new virtual arts trail that maps the stories of some of the most magnificent, curious, and unusual examples of stone art in Central Vermont. By following the online app, viewers will learn the tales behind Barre’s imposing granite statues. They will visit the Vermont History Center and other landmarks such as Studio Place Arts and the Old Labor Hall. Heading over to Montpelier, the map tells the story of Vermont’s granite State House, and Green Mount Cemetery with its striking “Chapel-Vault” and stairs carved into native stone.

Location: Various locations in Central Vermont, Barre