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May
27
2015

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Auditions

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Auditions
Description:

Come play with us! The Green Mountain Youth Symphony (GMYS) is holding auditions for summer and fall placement in all three orchestras and CAMP.

We have openings in all three orchestras next fall. Registration is also open for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) for intermediate – advanced music students. CAMP will be held at Johnson State College August 9-15 this year.

Students of all orchestral instruments, all ages, and all levels are invited to join the fun and challenging environment of GMYS. Placement in the orchestras and summer camp is by audition only.

To schedule an audition or for more information, please email GMYS at info@gmys-vt.org, call 802-888-4470 or visit our website at www.gmys-vt.org.

Time: 5/27/15 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Center for Arts & Learning; 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
May
27
2015

Special Performance of "Turandot", by Opera Company of Middlebury

Special Performance of "Turandot", by Opera Company of Middlebury Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Opera Company of Middlebury opens its 13th season with a special performance of "Turandot", Giacomo Puccini's final opera, offered free of charge to the local high school student community just before opening night. Presented with a professional cast and orchestra, directed by Douglas Anderson and conducted by Emmanuel Plasson. Tickets available at the door: free to high school students, $20 adults. Further information: 802-382-9222 or contactus@ocmvermont.org.

Time: 5/27/15 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
May
27
2015
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May
28
2015

Auditions for "Much Ado About Nothing"

Auditions for "Much Ado About Nothing"
Description:

Bristol Gateway Players will hold AUDITIONS for "Much Ado About Nothing" Wed., May 27th & Thurs., May 28th , 7-9pm. at Howden Hall Community Ctr, 19 West St, Bristol. Performances: August 13th through August 16th on the Bristol Green. Women's roles: 2 (20's), 2 (any age). Men's roles: 2 (20's), 2 (20-60), 2 (50-60), 5 (any age). Some men’s roles may be played by women. Directed by Kevin Commins, kvncommins@gmail.com

Time: 5/27/15 7:00pm - 5/28/15 9:00pm
Location: Howden Hall, 19 West St., Bristol
Apr
3
2015
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May
31
2015

Muffy Kashkin Grollier: Felted Flora, Fauna and Fantasy

Muffy Kashkin Grollier: Felted Flora, Fauna and Fantasy Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Opening Reception: April 3, 5-7pm with a demonstration given by Muffy at 6pm
‘Felted, Flora, Fauna and Fantasy’ is an exhibit of the felted paintings and mixed media art of Muffy Kashkin Grollier. Muffy presents something of a dichotomy within her work, creating some pieces which are full of vibrant fantasy, while others reflect a representational portrayal of animals and landscapes. The pieces also walk the line between two-dimensional and sculptural due to the layering process of felting and its bas-relief results.

Time: 4/3/15 10:00am - 5/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
May
1
2015
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May
31
2015

Student Art Show

Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Helen Day Art Center’s Student Art Show exhibits the extraordinary artistic talents of students in the greater Stowe area. The show opens Friday, May 1st and runs through Sunday, May 31st. Stowe Elementary, Middle and High school students exhibit their artwork along with students from guest schools Lamoille Union High School and Middle school.

The opening reception on Friday, May 1st from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Art Center marks its 34th year of exhibiting local students’ work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream will be served thanks to Stowe Ice Cream. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and tasty treats, reception guests will be invited to participate in art activities as part of a special preview of the Art Center's summer art camps.

Time: 5/1/15 3:00pm - 5/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
May
1
2015
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May
31
2015

Brainscapes

Brainscapes
Description:

Brainscapes: A mixed-media shared show by Bridget and Natalie Wheeler.

Time: 5/1/15 7:00pm - 5/31/15 11:59pm
Location: Espresso Bueno, Barre
Apr
27
2015
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Jun
1
2015

French Conversation, Culture & Cuisine with Carole Rosalind Drury - Session II

French Conversation, Culture & Cuisine with Carole Rosalind Drury - Session II
Description:

French Conversation, Culture & Cuisine with Carole Rosalind Drury– Session II – Adults/Teens: Mondays, April 27 – June 1, 6-8pm. Tuition $165. Register by calling 802-888-1261 or online at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Do your travel plans include a French speaking country? Do you love dining out in Montreal or Quebec City? Do you have French roots? Join us for a fun, informal, conversational French class. You will learn how to greet, order food, cook up some crepes and embrace Le bonheur!

Time: 4/27/15 6:00pm - 6/1/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Apr
30
2015
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Jun
2
2015

Jackee Foley Past and Present

Jackee Foley Past and Present
Description:

Jackee Foley is a 3rd generation resident of Brandon, Vermont. She has contributed much to the community with her talents. Since childhood friends and family called her “the little artist”. For several years Foley owned a frame shop in town where she offered fairly priced quality work, but had to put her own art on hold. In 2006 to the present Foley has resumed making art at her studio at The Granary, on Union St. in Brandon, where she works daily and diligently. Fellow artists find her to be “amazing” with her skillful productivity. Best known for her finely detailed paintings of animals and nature, her passion for her subject matter is evident.

On Dec. 30th, 2014, a tragedy occurred when her family home, belongings and dear pets were lost in a five-alarm fire. The community reached out generously to help her. Thankfully 95% of her art and materials were in her studio at The Granary.

The Brandon Artists Guild, of which she is a founding member, will be hosting a solo show of Foley’s work, with 100% of the sales going to the artist. She is hoping to earn enough money to start constructing the foundation of her new home. This will represent a new beginning.

The show, “Jackee Foley: The Past and the Present” will be a retrospective of Foley’s work, with new work featuring the lovely buildings and architecture of Brandon. This is Foley’s way of honoring Brandon for the outreach the community has given her.

Time: 4/30/15 10:00am - 6/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
May
13
2015
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Jun
3
2015

Photographing the Flower with Kent Shaw

Photographing the Flower with Kent Shaw
Description:

Photographing the Flower with Kent Shaw: Wednesdays, May 13-June 3, 6-8pm. Tuition $75.
Register by calling 802-888-1261 or online at www.RiverArtsVT.org

Join instructor Kent Shaw to explore different techniques for capturing the beauty and color of flowers in their natural habitat.
Topics of discussion will include equipment, techniques and the use of a photo editor to enhance color. The first two sessions will focus on gear and techniques, the third session will concentrate on post processing images, and the fourth session will be held in the field where participants will apply the techniques covered in earlier sessions. The outdoor component, and fourth session, will be dependent upon weather, participant availability, and, of course, whatever flowers are currently in bloom!

Time: 5/13/15 6:00pm - 6/3/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
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
May
25
2015
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Jun
4
2015

River Arts Hosts AIA 'Archistream'

River Arts Hosts AIA 'Archistream' Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

River Arts will host AIA Vermont's 'Archistream', a renovated 1969 Airstream Globetrotter that serves as a mobile design gallery and education center​, in front of the River Arts Center May 25th through June 4th​. ​ ​The 'Archistream'​s' arrival celebrates the end of the River Arts Architecture & Design Series, and​​ will be open for visitors during River Arts' office hours M-F from 9am-4pm. The public is welcome to engage with the design first hand and learn more about ecological design in the process.

The Vermont Chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA Vermont) worked with undergraduate architecture students at Norwich University to redesign and renovate the airstream trailer into a mobile design gallery and education center in 2014. The aim of the project, funded by an AIA Innovation Grant, is to increase awareness about AIA VT, green ecological design, and architecture to communities around the state. The 'Archistream' has been touring since last summer, stopping at the ECHO Center in Burlington, the Montshire Museum in Norwich, Yestermorrow in Waitsfield and other locations around the state before arriving at the River Arts Center in Morrisville in late May.

AIA member and architect Mike Purvis will be on hand with a participating Norwich architecture student to answer questions and discuss the project during the free Open House event Saturday, May 30, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. Kingdom Creamery of Vermont ice cream will be available for sale at the event.

This event has been made possible through the support of Cushman Design Group, as well as Vermont Arts 2015, a celebration of public funding for the arts through the Vermont Arts Council. River Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, is located at 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT.. For more information, call 888-1261, or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Location: River Arts Center, Morrisville
May
6
2015
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Jun
6
2015

"Blame It On My Youth" by Erika Lawlor Schmidt

"Blame It On My Youth" by Erika Lawlor Schmidt Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

If you get the chance, please stop in and experience our new exhibit by local artist Erika Lawlor Schmidt. She has brought us a fascinating array of collage and mixed media pieces, prints and sculptures.

Also, don't miss Erika's performance on Friday, May 15, during her artist's reception. Her performance will be approximately 15 minutes long. The reception runs from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Join us for an evening or art and community! Refreshments will be served.

The Castleton Downtown Gallery is operated through Castleton College. It is free and open to the public.
Located in the alley across from Yellow Deli on Center St. in Downtown Rutland

Time: 5/6/15 11:00am - 6/6/15 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Center St. alley, Center St., Rutland
May
10
2015
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Jun
7
2015

Fabric of Survival Exhibition

Fabric of Survival Exhibition
Description:

Israel Congregation of Manchester presents...
Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
An Art and Remembrance Exhibit

May 10th - June 7th

Opening Reception Sunday, May 10th, 3-5 pm; Free to the Public

Daily Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Students, Free for Members

Wilson Museum

Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and her sister Mania were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust. At the age of 15, Esther refused the Nazi deportation order and with her sister, separated from her family and never saw them again. In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther began creating works of fabric art to depict her story of survival. Over a 20-year period she created 36 needlework and fabric collage pictures.

The combined effect of story and art is powerful. While the pictures are visually pleasing, a closer examination reveals the shocking incongruity between the pastoral surroundings and the human violence, terror and betrayal depicted. Tom Freudenheim, former director of the Berlin Jewish Museum, wrote: “These extraordinary pictures are very moving, but not in least bit sentimental. The compositional concepts are highly sophisticated. I was overwhelmed by what I saw.” Visit svac.org for more information.

The museum is open Tues - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sundays 12:NN to 5:00pm

Time: 5/10/15 12:00pm - 6/7/15 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center's Wilson Museum, Manchester
May
9
2015
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Jun
14
2015

2015 Spring Exhibition

2015 Spring Exhibition
Description:

Please visit our YesterHouse Galleries to see all of our Spring Exhibitions!

"In Essence: Celebrating 65 Years of Art at the Webster Estate"
Juried by Judith Carbine, Arthur Jones, and Virginia McNeice

The Vermont Pastel Society's 2015 Annual Juried Exhibition

"Turn, Turn, Turn"
by Barbara S. Baker-Bury, Scott J. Morgan, and Matthew J. Peake

"Beneath the Surface"
by Mia Scheffey

SVAC Presents: Emerging Artist, don Idhe
Opening Reception Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Yester House Galleries are open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Time: 5/9/15 10:00am - 6/14/15 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center's Yester House Galleries, Manchester
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 Vermont Arts 2015
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
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
14
2015
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Jun
21
2015

Children of the Oasis

Children of the Oasis Vermont Arts 2015
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
Apr
22
2015
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Jun
22
2015

Kathleen Kolb: Houses

Kathleen Kolb: Houses
Description:

Vermont houses are a recurring subject of Kathleen Kolb’s paintings. This exhibition examines the influence of American Luminism in her work and how the artist uses paintings of houses to illustrate how Vermonters live.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Apr
22
2015
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Jun
22
2015

Kathleen Kolb: Houses

Kathleen Kolb: Houses
Description:

Vermont houses are a recurring subject of Kathleen Kolb’s paintings. This exhibition examines the influence of American Luminism in her work and how the artist uses paintings of houses to illustrate how Vermonters live.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Apr
7
2015
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Jun
27
2015

THE GATHERING: VAF Members Show

THE GATHERING: VAF Members Show
Description:

The Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont is pleased to present “The Gathering” the second annual exhibit of works by the artist-members of the Valley Arts Foundation. An Opening Reception with Artists is being held on Sunday, April 12 from 4-6 pm. All are invited to attend.

Following the highly successful inaugural show in 2014, the exhibit highlights a broad range of artistic styles, mediums and techniques. THE GATHERING brings together 33 outstanding artists, all members of the Valley Arts Foundation, and their work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, wool, metal, glass and photography.

Time: 4/7/15 10:00am - 6/27/15 3:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
May
1
2015
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Jun
29
2015

Works by Phil Laughlin

Works by Phil Laughlin
Description:

Landscapes in oil and pastel by Phil Laughlin are featured in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room through June 29. Laughlin's richly saturated scenes place the viewer alongside the artist, seeing what he saw with the immediacy of his observation.

Bryan Gallery is also open by appointment: 802-644-5100

Time: 5/1/15 11:00am - 6/29/15 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May
2
2015
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Jun
30
2015

Radical Empathy

Radical Empathy
Description:

Radical Empathy is an exploration of issues of race through photography by artist, economist, and professor Stephanie Seguino. In this work, Seguino is moved by a question posed by philosopher Anthony Kwame Appiah, “What do we owe strangers by virtue of our shared humanity?” Perhaps the single most important debt we owe strangers is our willingness to see and respond to their humanity.

And yet, when it comes to black men, stereotypes serve as blinders that obscure our vision. The images in this exhibit reflect on those stereotypes and the underlying humanity of black men in the artist’s life. They include both faceless and frontal portraits, and serve as an invitation for viewers to reflect on their own projections onto people they may not know but feel compelled to judge.

Time: 5/2/15 6:00pm - 6/30/15 4:00pm
Location: FLYNNDOG Gallery, Burlington
Apr
6
2015
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Jul
2
2015

"Boundaries, Balance and Confinement: Navigating the limits of Nature and Society" by Mary Admasian

"Boundaries, Balance and Confinement: Navigating the limits of Nature and Society" by Mary Admasian Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Mary Admasian's work explores how raw forms can embody the human challenges surrounding gender, social norms and the tension between our daily and inner lives. Admasian repurposes materials such as fencing, willow switches, logs, butterflies, feathers, and other objects from flea markets and the rural Vermont landscape to create sculptures of and assemblages that address how societal and psychological restraints both contain and free us.

Time: 4/6/15 8:00am - 7/2/15 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Mar
28
2015
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Jul
5
2015

“Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic”

“Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic”
Description:

An ingenious exhibition which exemplifies the whimsy and surprise that visitors expect fromShelburne Museum."Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic,” is an exhibition of work from the photographer and creator of the beloved illustrations in “I SPY” children’s books and the “Can You See What I See" series.

Featuring large scale photographs, meticulous models, and behind the scenes video of Wick and his assistants, this exhibition will thrill adults and children alike with puzzles, vibrant colors and optical illusions. These combined elements show the dizzying details behind the construction of favorite Wick books such as “Can You See What I See on a Scary, Scary Night?,” “Dream Machine,” “Once Upon a Time” and “Out of This World.”

Shelburne Museum will host a family-friendly opening event for museum members on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walter Wick himself will be on hand to discuss his exhibition and answer questions at 2 p.m. The exhibition will open to the general public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., so that everyone interested can listen to Walter Wick’s talk.

Adults, children and educators will marvel to see the workmanship and planning that goes into every page of one of Walter Wick’s exceptional children’s books, even as they are lured into discovering exactly what it is that Walter Wick sees on a Scary, Scary Night.

Get ready to play, seek and find, because Shelburne Museum educators are busy creating interactive workshops which will stimulate visual literacy and critical thinking. Check our education page for upcoming workshops!

Time: 3/28/15 10:00am - 7/5/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
May
7
2015
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Jul
31
2015

River Works - Exhibit at The Gallery at River Arts

River Works - Exhibit at The Gallery at River Arts
Description:

Featuring works by:

Arista Alanis • Kevin Fahey • Janet Fredericks
John Miller • John Sargent • Rett Sturman
Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th, 5-7pm


​​The Gallery at River Arts celebrates a powerful collection of images, colors, textures and constructions directly inspired by Vermont rivers and water meditations in the group show – River Works.

Alanis brings expressive abstraction to her paintings and charcoal drawings, while Sargent’s work speaks to man’s impact on the natural world. Miller’s photographs reveal his multi-faceted connection to rivers: emotional, historical, aesthetic, visceral, and sensual. Frederick’s drawings, paintings and scrolls function as conversations and maps of her native surroundings, while Fahey’s paintings reflect the juxtaposition of the powerful and soothing qualities of rivers. Sturman’s painting of Ricketson Farm in Stowe is spellbinding in its translation of light. Lipke describes her video installations and vessels constructed with handmade paper as “a subtext to the cyclical, regenerative and spiritual properties of water.” Each piece in River Works brings own unique dialogue to the conversation many visual artists have with nature.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00p.m., Fridays 9:00-2:00p.m, closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 802-888-1261, or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
May
22
2015
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Aug
9
2015

The Language Schools at the Museum

The Language Schools at the Museum
Description:

Travel the world in this summer exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Middlebury Language Schools. The many countries and cultures of Middlebury’s Language Schools are represented by 20 works of art selected from the museum’s permanent collection. Free

Time: 5/22/15 10:00am - 8/9/15 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
May
22
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African American Experience

Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African American Experience
Description:

This exhibit is comprised of approximately 100 photographs of African Americans from the exhaustive yet little known collection of George R. Rinhart, one of the foremost collectors of American photography. Selected images range from daguerreotypes created in the 1840s to photographs of the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. Many of these images have never been previously exhibited. Free

Time: 5/22/15 10:00am - 8/9/15 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Johnson Gallery, Middlebury
May
19
2015
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Oct
18
2015

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

This exhibit highlights the career of internationally-known Brandon, Vermont artist Warren Kimble, who came to prominence for his folk art, but since has concentrated on diverse themes, inspired in part by his residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. These themes include his “Sunshine” series, his “Widows of War” paintings and sculpture, and more recent “House of Cards” and “Into the Box,” open faced boxes which feature found objects and architectural assemblages. In addition, as a tribute to the public and the Sheldon Museum, Warren and his wife Lorraine have agreed to display selections from their personal collection of folk art by other artists, which will be located throughout the Sheldon’s historic rooms. This will be a unique opportunity to enter the private world of Warren Kimble.
A public reception is scheduled during Middlebury’s Art’s Walk, Friday, June 12, 2015, 5 – 7 pm. Warren will be present at the reception. Warren has donated one of his paintings for a raffle to support the exhibit and education programs of the Sheldon. Gallery Talks of the exhibit will be held every Wednesday at noon.

Time: 5/19/15 10:00am - 10/18/15 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
May
1
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve
Description:

The unique contemporary work of quilt artist Judy B. Dales of Greensboro, Vermont, is on view in Shelburne Museum’s Hat and Fragrance Gallery. The opening of the exhibition titled Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve will coincide with the opening of Shelburne Museum’s grounds and gardens on May 1 and continue on view until October 31.

Dales, whose art is represented in the White House Collection of American Crafts in Washington D.C., is internationally acclaimed for her innovative use of curves, abstract designs, sensitive layering of textures, and sophisticated pairings of soft, pastel fabrics. Dale’s quilt “Dancing On The Dark Side of The Moon” (1997) was exhibited in the International Quilt Festival’s 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century exhibition in 2000 and included in the book of the same name. Dales is currently working on an exhibition catalogue in conjunction with this exhibition.

The quilts featured in this exhibition were made during the last eighteen years and are inspired by Dales’ free-form sketches or the effects of moonlight on snowy landscapes. Her “palette is a subconscious celebration of femaleness, as well as a very conscious expression of feminism,” as she says in her artist statement and in her memoir. By embracing feminism and revitalizing the curved form in quilts, Dales continues to be ahead of the curve.

Image: "Lunar Reflections," by Judy B. Dales

Time: 5/1/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
May
23
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller - is available for immediate purchase in this gallery beginning in May. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, 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