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Aug
2
2015

Barns & Bridges Group Art Exhibit Reception

Barns & Bridges Group Art Exhibit Reception
Description:

Arabella Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of gallery artists. The Barns & Bridges exhibit will open on Sunday August 2, 2015 and will run through September 5, 2015 with a reception on August 2nd from 1-3PM. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Arabella Gallery artist Joice Marie.

Six gallery artists will be included in the exhibit: Karen Baker, Gail Barton, Penelope Culbertson, Cindy Griffith, Gwen Nagel and Lynn VanNatta. Their work includes watercolor, pastel and oil and will focus on the quintessentially Vermont themes of barns and bridges.

The reception if free and open to the public.

Arabella Gallery is located at 65 Main Street in historic downtown Windsor, Vermont and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 6 PM.
For more information or to arrange a viewing outside gallery hours, please contact Dianne Jacques at 802-674-5111 or via email at info@arabellagallery.com

Time: 8/2/15 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 65 Main Street, Windsor
Aug
2
2015

Phil Brown (tenor) with Marie-Helene Belanger (piano)

Phil Brown (tenor) with Marie-Helene Belanger (piano)
Description:

Phil Brown (tenor) will be performing a vocal recital accompanied by Marie-Helene Belanger on Sunday, August 2 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in St. Johnsbury. The program begins at 2:00 pm and will feature music by Scarlatti, Schubert and Barber as well as spirituals and contemporary selections by Joe Utterbach and Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Admission is by donation at the door. This concert is a Main Street Arts event sponsored by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Phil Brown bio information: http://northcountrychorus.org/artistPhilBrown.html
Marie-Helene Belanger bio information: https://vivaceschoolofmusic.musicteachershelper.com/faculty

Time: 8/2/15 2:00pm
Location: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Saint Johnsbury
Aug
2
2015

Marlboro Music: Public Concert #6

Marlboro Music: Public Concert #6 Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

After three weeks of daily rehearsals, Marlboro artists begin sharing with audiences the results of their in-depth collaborations.

Public concerts are presented on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from July 18—August 16, 2015, and on Friday evenings August 7 and August 14.

The programs will be selected from the 60-80 groups in rehearsal at any one time; only one quarter of the more than 250 works explored during the summer can be included.

Time: 8/2/15 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro
Aug
2
2015

Stone by Kim Bent

Stone by Kim Bent
Description:

Come watch the 10th Anniversary of Lost Nation Theater’s original production of “Stone,” a portrait of Barre’s Granite community shaped from the interviews & oral histories. Witness actors portray stoneworkers business owners, community pillars, recent immigrants, widows and many others as they tell their stories about work in the quarries, creating enduring monuments, tragedies of accidents, silicosis, and labor disputes.
'Stone' Renders a Vermont City's Origins in Grit and Granite - The New York Times.
Tickets are only available through lostnationtheater.org/shows.
This event is located at 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641. The event spans two months this summer with shows going on from Thursday – Sunday for 3 weeks straight at the end of July into the start of August. The specific date’s and times are located on lostnationtheater.org/shows under Buy Tickets for Kim Bent’s Stone event. The prices range from $10 - $30 and are only available through lostnationtheater.org/shows. For any additional information, or if you have any questions please contact Lost Nation Theater at info@lostnationtheater.org or by phone number at (802) 229- 0492.

Time: 8/2/15 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre
Aug
2
2015

Vermont Festival of the Arts Picnic

Vermont Festival of the Arts Picnic Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Bring your blankets, fill up your baskets, hang out under the setting sun! Music for dancing will play throughout the evening. Pick up a paint brush as we create a community mural, plus you'll find other fun and creative activities out on the lawn. The Festival Picnic ends with a big BANG! as fireworks paint the sky with fire and magic!

Time: 8/2/15 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Lareau Farm Inn, Waitsfield, Waitsfield
Jul
31
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival

Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival
Description:

A juried art and craft festival with 150 exhibitors. Rain or shine- under large Camelot tents. Craft demos. Fabulous food court. Vermont craft beers. Live music. kids Zone with pony rides, face painting, and magic show.

Time: 7/31/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 4:00pm
Location: Camelot Village, Bennington
Jun
20
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Summer Solo Exhibitions

Summer Solo Exhibitions
Description:

2015 Summer Solo Exhibitions
June 20th – August 2nd, 2015
Yester House Galleries
Please join us for the opening reception on
Saturday, June 20th from 2-4 pm
Free and open to the public. Wine & Hors D’oeuvres.
Meet the artists:
Sabina Alcorn
Margret Carde
Douglas David
Barrack Evans
Lesley Heathcote
Keith Hoffman
Caryn King
Robert Lafond
John Olson
Tom Remp
Mark Tougias
Richard Weinstein
Also introducing new artworks by Eben Markowski and
Gerald Stoner to the SVAC Sculpture Park.
Yester House is open from 10am–5pm Tues-Sat, 12pm–5pm Sun

Time: 6/20/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Yester House Galleries - 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
Jun
6
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Art of the Animal Kingdom XX

Art of the Animal Kingdom XX Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

One of the country’s most prestigious wildlife exhibitions opens on June 6 and will run through late August. This year, to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, many of the past Special Guest Artist will be sending work to be exhibited with work submitted by invited artists. Artists include Michael Coleman, Morten Solberg, Nancy Howe, Terry Isaac, Sandy Scott, Jan Martin McGuire and Rosetta. Over 85 pieces of fine wildlife art by many of the country’s finest artists will be on view and for sale.

Time: 6/6/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Jul
31
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Bennington Arts Weekend

Bennington Arts Weekend Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

The weekend kicks-off with the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival at Camelot Village. All over town you will find: Open Studios, Live Performances, Plein Air Competition, Gallery Tours, and an Artist/Vendor Reception to round off a weekend full of activities designed to celebrate the arts.

Time: 7/31/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Bennington, Bennington
Aug
1
2015
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Aug
2
2015

On The Way Art Show and Sale

On The Way Art Show and Sale
Description:

On the Way Art Show and Sale
Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2
10am-5 pm
Moretown Town Hall, 994 Route 100B, Moretown, Vermont
Join us on August 1 and 2 from 10-5 for art and music in Moretown’s historic town hall.

Whimsical, traditional, intelligent, ethereal—the show brings together art created from the unique perspective of four Vermont artists who meet regularly to inspire new ideas and to critique each other’s work.

Cards, matted art, framed photography, photo books, and more will be on exhibit.
This event is part of the Vermont Festival of Arts in the Valley and is on your way to the other special happenings in this yearly August celebration!


Holly E. King grew up in New Mexico and lived in Tucson, Arizona, before relocating to Vermont. She has sold her work at art shows throughout the southwest and recently exhibited in the Art of Horror show at the SPACE Gallery in Burlington. 

Patricia Lyon-Surrey has lived in Vermont for over 40 years and most of her photos are taken here. She spent a week studying with well-known photographers Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant in New Brunswick, Canada and has taken art classes through the Helen Day Art Center and local colleges. Her photos have been exhibited throughout Vermont.
Michelle Saffran lives in Moretown, Vermont. She earned her MFA from the Artist Institute of Boston at Lesley University and exhibits her inventive photo-based work nationally. Her work is included in several private and public collections.
Jackie Smith is a 7th generation native of Central Vermont who creates photo assemblages and alternate worlds from what she observes in nature.  Her whimsical carrots have appeared in exhibits, stores, and farmers markets in Montpelier, Barre, and Burlington.  One of her assemblages, “Ladies Room,” won a Creative Competition at Burlington’s SPACE Gallery.

Contact: onthewayart@juno.com 802-999-7342

Time: 8/1/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 5:30pm
Location: Moretown Town Hall, Moretown
Jul
10
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Cabaret

Cabaret Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Book by Joe Masteroff,
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage to tantalize the crowd and leave their troubles outside. Dive in and experience the decadent world of pre-WWII Berlin nightlife, and come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history.

Location: Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington
Jul
31
2015
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Aug
2
2015

Festival of Fools

Festival of Fools Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. In accord with Burlington City Arts’ mission to make the arts accessible in greater Burlington, the Festival of Fools offers free events, open to the public and appropriate for all age groups.

The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater, performing to over 10,000 visitors to Church Street each day. The Festival wraps up on Sunday, August 2nd with a grand finale featuring all the performers of the festival.

Time: 7/31/15 10:00am - 8/2/15 11:59pm
Location: Church Street and City Hall Park, Burlington
Jun
5
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Sally Hughes: Watercolor for the Senses

Sally Hughes: Watercolor for the Senses Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Sally Hughes has always dabbled in artistic pursuits, but not until chronic neurological Lyme Disease drastically altered her enjoyment of the outdoors did she seriously pursue watercolor painting. Sally went from being a rigorous participant in the outdoors to more of an observer of the beauty and awe of the world we live in. The exhibit shows her ability to capture the essence of this beauty in her own interpretive style. An opening reception will be held on June 5, from 5-7pm.

Time: 6/5/15 10:00am - 8/9/15 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
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
Jul
23
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Stone

Stone Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

“Whenever I carve a name, I make a memory of that life” 10th Anniversary of LNT original!

A portrait of Barre’s Granite community shaped from the interviews & oral histories: stoneworkers business owners, community pillars, recent immigrants, widows and many others tell their stories about work in the quarries, creating enduring monuments, tragedies of accidents, silicosis, and labor disputes. STONE is about their families, dreams, sorrows and joys.Traditional Irish, Italian and French- Canadian music serves as a bridge between characters.

'Stone' Renders a Vermont City's Origins in Grit and Granite - The New York Times

Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Jul
23
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents THE OTHER PLACE

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents THE OTHER PLACE Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

By Sharr White

The riveting new psychological drama

Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. Weston favorites David Bonanno and Susan Haefner star for an unforgettable night of theatre.

1 hour 20 minutes. No intermission. Strong language.

Tickets: $28, Students half price

Box Office: 802-824-8167

Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Saturday matinee at 2pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Location: Weston Rod & Gun Club - 982 Rte 100 Weston, VT, Weston
Jul
30
2015
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Aug
15
2015

Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

Outside Mullingar by John  Patrick Shanley Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR- John Patrick Shanley- Regional Premiere

In his latest romantic comedy and love letter to Ireland- playwright John Patrick Shanley, tells the compassionate, delightful tale about how its never too late to take a chance on love. The “Irish Moonstruck.” that won a Tony Nomination for Best Play! John Patrick Shanley is one of our most celebrated playwrights, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play Doubt and an Academy Award for his film Moonstruck, he is also the screenwriter and director of the cult classic Joe Versus the Volcano.
DATES July 30th- August 15th Ticket Price- $20-$49 (All Ages)

Time: 7/30/15 8:00pm - 8/15/15 10:00pm
Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Aug
2
2015
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Aug
16
2015

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

SEE HAMLET AND ROSENCRANTZ - 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE - USE DISCOUNT CODE
FOR TICKETS go to www.mirrorarts.org then put in password, "sevendaysave"

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.


Rosencrantz - James Patrick Nelson *
Guildenstern - Kevin Sebastian*
The Player - Elye Alexander
Alfred - Zachary T. Wright
Tragedians - Brian Kilday and John Marshall
Hamlet - Jones McAteer*
Ophelia - Lily McAteer
Claudius - Sean Haberle*
Gertrude - Nicole Ansari*

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Time: 8/2/15 2:00pm - 8/16/15 5:00pm
Location: 81 Lauredon Ave Greensboro, VT 05841, Greensboro
Aug
1
2015
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Aug
16
2015

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Returning to Denmark to mourn his father's sudden death, Prince Hamlet discovers his uncle has married his mother and usurped his rightful place on the Danish throne. Shortly thereafter, the ghost of Hamlet's father appears and demands that Hamlet avenge what the old King describes as his ‘foul and most unnatural murder’.

Saturday (8/1) 7:30 PM
Sunday (8/2) 7:30 PM
Saturday (8/8) 7:30 PM
Sunday (8/9) 7:30 PM
Saturday (8/15) 7:30 PM
Sunday (8/16) 7:30 PM

Hamlet, Son of the late King - Jones McAteer*
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark - Hamlet’s mother- Nicole Ansari*
Claudius, King of Denmark, Hamlet’s uncle - Sean Haberle*
Polonius, Chief counselor to the king - Ronald Rand*
Laertes, Son of Polonius - John Marshall
Horatio, Friend to Hamlet - David Beck*
Ophelia, Daughter of Polonius - Lily McAteer
Rosencrantz - James Patrick Nelson*
Guildenstern - Kevin Sebastian*
Bernardo - Brian Kilday
Player King - Elye Alexander
Player Queen - Daphne Allen
Ghost of Hamlet’s Father - Vince Rossano
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway - Tracy St. Louis
Captain - John Bradshaw
Gravedigger - Richard Alexander
A Priest - Jim Sowles
Court / Players - Dana Haley, Krissie Ohlrogge,Zachary T. Wright
Musicians - Alana Considine, Sonia Dunbar, Cara Hill, BJ Gray, Mavis MacNeil, Anne Stevens

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Time: 8/1/15 7:30pm - 8/16/15 10:00pm
Location: Theater on The Green Town Hall Green 81 Lauredon Ave Greensboro, VT 05841, Greensboro
Aug
1
2015
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Aug
16
2015

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Description:

Join the Vermont Shakespeare Company in celebrating their 10th Anniversary Season with Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet! Their company of 18 actors brings one of the world’s most beloved and well-known plays to life with wit and power packed action. Don’t miss this must-see summer event! 8/1 and 8/2 at 6PM at Knight Point State Park in N. Hero, 8/7 and 8/8 at 6PM plus 8/9 at 2PM at Shelburne Museum, 8/14 and 8/15 at 7:00PM plus 8/16 at 2PM at The Royall Tyler Theatre at UVM. Outdoor venues- bring your own seating and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Tickets: Adult $25/ Senior $22/ Student $15. Under 12 free at outdoor venues (w/adult) and $10 at UVM. Recommended for ages 10 and up. For tickets call 86-Flynn or go to www.flynntix.org. Tickets also available at the door (subject to availability)

Location: Knight Point State Park, North Hero; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne; The Royall Tyler Theatre at UVM, Burlington, Statewide
Jul
3
2015
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Aug
22
2015

THE CABARET at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

THE CABARET at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Description:

The perfect musical nightcap! Join us for an unforgettable hour of music and mayhem. Food and drink available in our intimate downstairs pub.

The Cabaret starts 15 minutes after evening performances at the Playhouse (until 8/22 and not after preview performances).

Tickets are just $12 - reservations are required.

Box Office: 802-824-5288

Location: Weston Playhouse - 12 Park Street Weston, VT, Weston
Jul
30
2015
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Aug
22
2015

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents GUYS AND DOLLS

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents GUYS AND DOLLS Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on the Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon

The legendary Broadway fable

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City. The musical features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" and “Luck be a Lady.”

2 hours 40 minutes including intermission.

Tickets: $35-61, students half price

Box Office: 802-824-5288

Curtain Times:
Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm;
Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Location: Weston Playhouse - 12 Park Street Weston, VT, Weston
Jun
19
2015
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Aug
23
2015

Best of the Northeast MFA

Best of the Northeast MFA Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Our third biennial introductory exhibition of emerging contemporary artists from Quebec, New England, and New York MFA students.

Time: 6/19/15 6:00pm - 8/23/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
26
2015
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Aug
28
2015

Rob Mermin's One-Man Shows on Circus, Mime & Silent Film

Rob Mermin's One-Man Shows on Circus, Mime & Silent Film Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Rob Mermin performs 3 programs in rep at the Unadilla Theater throughout the summer. These rare solo autobiographical appearances by the founder of Circus Smirkus covers a history of traditional arts.
1. Adventures in Mime & Space: The Legacy of Marcel Marceau is Rob's tribute to his longtime mentor.
Aug 2, 16, 23
2. Circle of Sawdust: The Mud, Myth, Magic, and Mayhem of Circus! is a rousing insider's look at the world of traditional tent circus life.
Aug. 5, 14, 21
3. Silents Are Golden: A Celebration of Silent Film displays the forgotten art of silent acting, illustrated with 100 film clips.
JULY 26, AUG 28
Detailed program descriptions can be found at: www.RobMermin.com

“Like you, dear friend, I live to enlighten dreams. It is our common task to bring light to the art we love, the Silent Language of the Soul.” — from a Marcel Marceau letter to Rob Mermin

Time: 7/26/15 7:30pm - 8/28/15 9:30pm
Location: Unadilla Theater, Montpelier
Jul
3
2015
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Aug
31
2015

Faces of India: A Retrospective Part 1

Faces of India:  A Retrospective Part 1
Description:

As the cliche goes, eyes are the window to the soul but a face is an invitation especially into observing culture. The exhibit features a few of a collection of 12,000 photos that I captured while in India 2011-12. Whether it is the grand gesture of a smile, a contemplative moment, or the deepened creases caused by laughter, faces are a bridge to the human experience.

Shanta Lee is an artist and multi-faceted professional in areas of marketing, management, event planning, and other areas. As an artist, her endeavors include bellydance, writing prose/poetry/articles, and photography. Shanta’s current projects includes a photography collaboration, Perfect Imperfection (storieswetellphotography.com), with photographer Liz LaVorgna (www.lizlavorgna.com). Professional endeavors include: Media & PR work with several clients, Director of Development at Windham Child Care Association, and Coordinator of the Slow Living Summit.

You can check out more of Shanta's artistic work at:

http://WildlyCreative.World/
https://soundcloud.com/shanta-lee-1
http://storieswetellphotography.com/
http://www.reformer802.com/realtalk/

Time: 7/3/15 5:30pm - 8/31/15 5:30pm
Location: Flat Street Bar and Restaurant, 6 Flat Street, Brattleboro
Jun
12
2015
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Aug
31
2015

Susan Wahlrab: Seasons

Susan Wahlrab: Seasons
Description:

The North Gallery of West Branch hosts Susan Wahlrab’s new exhibition entitled Seasons and is on view through August 31. Her unique watercolor technique is impressionistic when viewed from a distance alluding to the British Romantic landscapes of J.M.W. Turner and Monet. Their influence is clearly evidenced, yet viewed up close, one is surprised to see tiny pools, miniscule etchings in the wash of color, like watery hieroglyphics. Almost encaustic in their layered density, the paintings look and feel wet from the coating of glossy clear varnish.

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
3
2015
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Sep
1
2015

"Colors of Summer" by Althea Bilodeau, Contemporary Feltwear and Kathy Domenicucci, Oil Painting

"Colors of Summer" by Althea Bilodeau, Contemporary Feltwear and Kathy Domenicucci, Oil Painting Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Summer at the Brandon Artists Guild will focus on the fresh and vibrant work of two artists working in very different media.

Althea Bilodeau, a third generation fiber artist, creates clothing and accessories using wool felt and woven silk, using her own interpretation of an ancient wet felting technique. Her fabrics have been used in the NY fashion business in collections by designer Chris Benz.

Kathy Domenicucci paints with a classic yet fresh quality. Her skillful control of light, color and composition with spontaneity results in exquisite rich works of art. Her inspiration comes from everyday life enjoyed in this beautiful state.

Colors of Summer will be on exhibit every day from 7/3 to 9/1, with an Opening Reception on July 3, 5 to 7pm.

Brandon Artists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, VT
802-247-4956
www.brandonartistsguild.org

Time: 7/3/15 5:00pm - 9/1/15 7:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Aug
1
2015
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Sep
6
2015

Making Sacred Connections - 18th Annual VT Festival of Arts

Making Sacred Connections - 18th Annual VT Festival of Arts
Description:

Waitsfield United Church of Christ Displays the Work of Two Vermont Artists

The Waitsfield United Church of Christ will exhibit the paintings of Vermont artists Kathleen McGuffin of Burlington and Karla Van Vliet of Bristol during the 18th Annual Vermont Festival of the Arts. The exhibit will open with a talk by the artists on August 1st and close on September 6th. The paintings may be viewed Thursday through Sundays, noon – 5:00PM.
Kathleen McGuffin’s realistically rendered oil paintings invite viewers to pause and listen, with their eyes, to divinely possible stories.
Karla Van Vliet is a painter and student of the dream who seeks to create meaning and open places of feeling where one connects with God.

Time: 8/1/15 12:00pm - 9/6/15 5:00pm
Location: Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4335 Main St., Waitsfield
Jul
30
2015
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Sep
6
2015

Big Red Barn Art Show

Big Red Barn Art Show Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Enjoy two and three dimensional works by nearly forty Mad River Valley artists. Works include paintings, monoprints and sculpture. Something for everyone! Revisit the exhibit throughout the month to view new pieces as they are added. Meet the Artists at the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Time: 7/30/15 12:00pm - 9/6/15 9:00pm
Location: Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, VT, Waitsfield
Jul
3
2015
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Sep
7
2015

Andrew Orr and David Curtis in the Middle Room

Andrew Orr and David Curtis in the Middle Room
Description:

Landscape paintings by Andrew Orr and his teacher David P. Curtis are presented in a two person show in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room. Illustrating the relationship between teacher and student, the exhibit reveals why Curtis says he "learns from his students," as well as the strength of a teacher who allows a student to "find his own voice."

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 9/7/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
3
2015
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Sep
7
2015

GENERATIONS

GENERATIONS
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents 30 invited landscape painters exhibiting alongside their teachers and their students. As many as 4 generations spanning 75 years are included in works by artists ranging from age 86 to age 6. Many master teachers including Aldro Hibbard, Robert Douglas Hunter and Frank DuMond are represented.

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 9/7/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Aug
1
2015
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Sep
7
2015

My Personal Cuba – A Photographic Retrospective of 31 Visits Over 21 Years

My Personal Cuba – A Photographic Retrospective of 31 Visits Over 21 Years
Description:

Pop-Up Exhibition in a 2000 square foot empty storefront by photojournalist David Garten of photos of music, dance and daily life in Cuba, shot between 1994 and 2014. Thursday-Sunday 3:00-6:00 pm and by appointment. Go to cubaphoto.com for information about gallery talks and a slide lecture. A Vermont Festival of the Arts event.

Time: 8/1/15 3:00pm - 9/7/15 6:00pm
Location: Village Square Shopping Center 5121 Main St, Waitsfield
Aug
1
2015
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Sep
7
2015

Vermont Festival of the Arts

Vermont Festival of the Arts Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

The towns of the Mad River Valley, Vermont play host in August to one of the most diverse festivals in New England. With more than 100 quality arts-related events and activities, the Vermont Festival of the Arts is designed to entertain the soul, enlighten the mind, and energize the spirit. Because this is a multi-dimensional, multi-media, multi-age series of events, there is truly something for everyone. The goal of the Vermont Festival of the Arts is to provide a platform for the myriad arts events that already exist and to encourage new events. From a simple pottery demo and painting workshop to a world-class musical performance, these events cross the boundaries of age, gender and occupation. Events take place every day during the month of August and are perfect for mid-week visitors, weekend guests, second-home owners, local residents and all Vermonters.

Time: 8/1/15 8:00am - 9/7/15 8:00pm
Location: Mad River Valley (Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, Moretown), Waitsfield
Jun
20
2015
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Sep
7
2015

Creative Cosmos

Creative Cosmos Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Creative Cosmos an exhibit of paintings, prints sculpture and digital images that explores how artists respond to the universal cosmic order and are inspired by scientific discoveries. Vermont and New Hampshire artists include Sabra Field. Paul Calter,Cami Davis, Janet Van Fleet
Bhakti Ziek and Jim Robinson.

Location: Chandler Gallery, Randolph
Jun
13
2015
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Sep
13
2015

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell
Description:

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, American Moderns presents almost 50 artworks from its collection in a variety of styles that explore the depth and range of American modern painting and sculpture.

Museum director Tom Denenberg said, “While Shelburne Museum is best known for its early American paintings and vast folk art collection, at the end of her life, Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) planned to expand the Museum’s collection to include modernist paintings and sculpture. This exhibition not only allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience modern masters in Vermont, but it also completes what might have been Mrs. Webb’s ultimate vision for the museum. She wanted to present a piece of what Georgia O’Keeffe called, ‘this great American thing’ to Vermont audiences.”

This is the last stop on the tour for the exhibition, and perhaps a once in a lifetime moment for art lovers in Vermont to see this important group of artworks. Forty-four paintings and three sculptures will be on view in Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education by such artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell. Vermonters will be pleased to note that artists Rockwell Kent and Luigi Lucioni, who are both included in this exhibition, spent time in Arlington and Manchester, Vermont, respectively.

Time: 6/13/15 10:00am - 9/13/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jul
12
2015
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Oct
11
2015

Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater
Description:

This retrospective of works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater of Glover, Vermont focuses on the group's activist responses to fundamental political and social issues that have defined American culture over the past 50 years, including the war in Vietnam; Central American turmoil and Liberation Theology; the politics of black liberation as represented by the Attica prison uprising and the M.O.V.E. family in Philadelphia; opposition to nuclear weapons and nuclear power; and the war in Iraq. MUSEUM HOURS: Tu-Fr 10-4:30, Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm. CLOSED Aug 16-31, Sept 4-7.

Time: 7/12/15 1:00pm - 10/11/15 4:30pm
Location: University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road, Outside Vermont
Jul
3
2015
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Oct
12
2015

2015 Legacy Collection

2015 Legacy Collection
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its 2015 Legacy Collection. Over 200 artworks comprise a tribute to those artists who carry on the legacy of Alden Bryan, founder of the gallery, and Mary Bryan in whose memory it was built. The Legacy Collection includes works by 20 living artists whose vitality and vision in plein air painting and in studio work mirror that of Alden and Mary. The Collection also includes a selection of works by deceased artists who shared the vision in their lifetime. Gallery hours change after Columbus Day to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4, through the end of the year.

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 10/12/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
14
2015

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Exposed is Helen Day Art Center’s 24th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculpture, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/14/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
31
2015
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Oct
17
2015

Love of Kinship: 2015 Annual All-Member Exhibit

Love of Kinship: 2015 Annual All-Member Exhibit
Description:

The Chaffee’s doors opened in 1961 through the collaborative work of our founding members. It is through the support of the membership that our doors have remained opened. In conjunction with our year long celebration of LOVE, the Chaffee will honor our Chaffee Community Kinship during our Annual All-member Exhibit.

All Chaffee Members are welcome to submit original artwork for exhibit.

Submission Forms due by July 11, 2015

Time: 7/31/15 5:00pm - 10/17/15 6:00pm
Location: 16 South Main Street, Rutland
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
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
25
2015

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show opens on Saturday, July 11, 2015 with an opening party & reception from 4-8 PM at the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St adjacent to the Post Office and next to the new home of the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE). We have 38 artists exhibiting this year - some local, some from surrounding states in New England, NY, NJ & PA - and also coming from Washington DC, NC, TN, & KS.
The sculptures will be sited at various locations around North Bennington and will be on view through October 25, 2015.
Come join the party and see some amazing work by a very talented group of sculptors!

The show will run through October 25, 2015.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/25/15 11:59pm
Location: North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St & other locations throughout North Bennington, North Bennington
Jul
25
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850
Description:

Organized by Shelburne Museum, the exhibit will be on view at the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education from July 25 to November 1, 2015. The exhibition dramatically expands popular understanding of Vermont high style furniture. These examples reveal the exquisite craftsmanship of individual forms and will encourage a wider audience to learn about regional taste and economics that help define Vermont furniture’s stylistic features and unexpected aesthetic innovations in the early decades of the nineteenth century.

Approximately 40 documented pieces will be displayed, the majority of which have never been on view before. In addition to showcasing pieces from Shelburne Museum’s extensive permanent collection, public and private collections contributing pieces in the Northeast will include: the Vermont Historical Society, the Collection of the Woodstock Historical Society, Fleming Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, Historic Deerfield, Inc., the Collection of J. Brooks Buxton, the Collection of Norman and Mary Gronning, the Collection of the Fowler Family, and other private collections.

According to Museum Director Tom Denenberg, “Vermont furniture has long held a special place in the hearts of students of American decorative arts; it is idiosyncratic yet elegant and very much of this place. In fact, nineteenth-century Vermont proves to be the perfect microcosm to study regional furniture making. The creation of a communal aesthetic here was unique, persistent and made up of influences from near and far. This exhibition and catalogue will open eyes to the skills and innovative spirit of Vermont furniture makers and stand as the definitive reference for years to come.”

Time: 7/25/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
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
Jul
3
2015
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Nov
2
2015

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind brings together an eclectic selection of objects--ranging from textiles, ceramics and weathervanes to drawings, paintings and sculpture--created by individuals with little or no formal training in art and working outside the framework of the traditional art market. Drawing on the Bennington Museum's renowned collections of folk art, including the world's largest public collections of paintings by revered 20th- century folk artist "Grandma" Moses and Bennington Pottery, and the Blasdel/Koch collection of outsider art, including works by Jesse Howard, Mose Tolliver, and Joseph Yoakum, this exhibition highlights thematic continuities amongst artworks created by everyday people from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

On View July 3 through November 1
Open Daily June through October, 10 am to 5 pm

caption:
Stephen C. Warren
Memoryware Tower (detail)
Mixed media, West Hartford, Vermont, 1894

Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Aug
1
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Impressions of New England

Impressions of New England
Description:

This annual exhibition will include over 60 scenes captured in paint and bronze. Seashores, rolling hills, foliage and New England wildlife will be just some of the subjects in this sales exhibit.

Time: 8/1/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
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