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May
4
2015

Craftsbury Chamber Players Pre-Season Preview Concert

Craftsbury Chamber Players Pre-Season Preview Concert
Description:

Shubert, JS Bach, Rachmaninoff. Mary Rowell, violin; Frances Rowell, cello; Inessa Zaretsky, piano.

Time: 5/4/15 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro
Apr
21
2015
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May
12
2015

Exhibition | "Meat, Chapter 3: The Maggots Will Find You"

Exhibition | "Meat, Chapter 3: The Maggots Will Find You"
Description:

A multimedia exhibition by renowned artist Luther Price, marks the 30th anniversary of Price being shot with a high-powered rifle in his abdomen in Nicaragua. Inspired by the subsequent deterioration of his body, as well as the loss of his sister and mother to cancer in the late 90s, the exhibition is an examination of decay, death, loss, and, in some senses, rebirth. Opening reception: April 21, 6:30pm. The exhibition runs through May 12 (open Tuesday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm).

Time: 4/21/15 1:00pm - 5/12/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington College, VAPA Usdan Gallery, Bennington
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
Apr
20
2015
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May
18
2015

Yes, You Have a Story to Tell - Writing Class

Yes, You Have a Story to Tell - Writing Class
Description:

Yes, You Have a Story to Tell: How to mine your life experiences small and large for essay, short fiction and short nonfiction, articles, and even book ideas. The course covers some places to submit to with the goal of building a starter writing portfolio. Discussion on submission guidelines and how to search the Internet for new submission venues. The final product of the course is for each student to have one piece ready for submission to the venue of his/her choice. Submission is entirely voluntary of course – the final piece ready is the only actual “must do”.

There are animals living in the building - FYI for those with allergies.

Cost is $100 per student for the 5 week course and includes light refreshments

Time: 4/20/15 6:00pm - 5/18/15 8:00pm
Location: 2199 River Road, Orleans, VT (Radiant Hen Offices), Orleans
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
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

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
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
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
2
2015
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Jun
30
2015

Opening reception for "Radical Empathy"

Opening reception for "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
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
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
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