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Feb
12
2016

National Theatre of the Deaf: It's In the Bag

National Theatre of the Deaf: It's In the Bag Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

What's in the bag? Featuring The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, discover a mystery story, fables, tangram puzzles, and much more! Starting with Using Your Noodle, the National Theater of the Deaf improvises with simple pool noodles to show signs to learn and enjoy. Have fun with NTD as they combine the visually exciting American Sign Language with the Spoken Word to create a performance that will be seen, heard, and long remembered!
Reserved seating: 802-431-0204 or outreach@chandler-arts.org
All seats $6

Time: 2/12/16 10:00am
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Feb
12
2016

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Description:

A statuesque, emotional presence onstage who feels the music wholly in his body, Mahal has become known for exploring a wide range of genres and earned a reputation as a musicologist with attention paid to the cultural origins of song, including his own Caribbean and African-American/Southern roots (captured in his song “West Indian Revelation” for instance) as well as other communities from around the world. His music has incorporated the sounds of the Pacific Isles, South Asia and West and East Africa, among others.

Mahal has released dozens of albums over the course of his career, including Happy to Be Just Like I Am (1971), Music Fuh Ya’ (Music Para Tu) (1977), Taj (1987), Dancing the Blues (1993) and Mkutano (2005). He has also recorded work for children on the Music for Little People label, such as Shake Sugaree (1988), Peace Is the World Smiling (1989) and Smilin’ Island of Song (1992).

By 2013, Mahal had won two Grammy Awards, both for best contemporary blues album—1997’s Señor Blues and 2000’s Shoutin’ in Key: Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band Live. In 2008 he released the album Maestro, celebrating 40 years as a recording artist and working with an all-star roster that included Ben Harper, Ziggy Marley and Angélique Kidjo. Mahal followed up in 2009 with American Horizon, featuring Mexican/Californian band Los Cenzontles and Los Lobos musician David Hidalgo.

Time: 2/12/16 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Feb
12
2016

Bow Thayer Trio

Bow Thayer Trio Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Join us at ArtisTree for an acoustic evening with Bow Thayer and his trio - including Alex Abraham on upright bass and JD Tolstoi on organ.

Time: 2/12/16 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Feb
12
2016

Gypsy Layne

Gypsy Layne Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Bring your Valentine out for a Unique Night of Entertainment.
Called the “sexy highpoint of classic burlesque entertainment” by Berkshire magazine, Gypsy Layne’s hallmark of bawdy humor, live music, dynamic dance routines, and cheeky sex appeal are prominently featured in their latest extravaganza featuring both men and women. Yes, the times have changed in more ways than one~Berkshire on Stage.

Time: 2/12/16 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington
Jan
11
2016
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Feb
12
2016

"The Men's Group" A Drawing by Bill Ramage

"The Men's Group" A Drawing by Bill Ramage
Description:

"The Men's Group" A Drawing by Bill Ramage
January 11 - February 12, 2016

Reception/Artist's Talk:
Tuesday, January 26 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.

The Men’s Group: Luther Brown, Bob Gershon, John Gillen, Bob Johnson, Bill Ramage, and Jon Scott

"This group of guys has been meeting once a month since 1991. . . that’s 24 years, almost 300 meetings and we’re still going strong. When we started we were in our 40’s and today most of us are in our 70’s. Over the years, we have supported each other as we lived through some of the more challenging life events that males experience, and we have created a wonderful bond characterized by trust, honesty, empathy, and kindness. Each of us lives a more rewarding life because the others are so much a part of it."
- Bill Ramage

LOCATION:
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University
45 Alumni Drive, Castleton

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Time: 1/11/16 8:00am - 2/12/16 4:30pm
Location: Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University, Castleton
Feb
12
2016
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Feb
13
2016

Dollmaker R. John Wright ‘First-Ever’ Public Studio Open House

Dollmaker R. John Wright ‘First-Ever’ Public Studio Open House
Description:

To celebrate its 40th year of 100% American made, hand- crafted doll making, the R. John Wright Doll Company is hosting its first ever behind-the-scenes public doll making studio tour and open house event. The two day event is set for February 12th and 13th, 2016. The R. John Wright Studio Tour gives guests a behind-the-scenes experience like never before as they explore the doll making facility, learn and appreciate the process that is the art of RJW doll making, and meet the team of talent that brings R. John Wright artist dolls to life.

“It’s a 40th anniversary, we are really proud of that. It’s a celebration of creating art, building on an American dream, and our passion for doll making and sharing it with the world.” – R. John Wright

The event is free of charge and participants will have the opportunity to meet and speak with celebrated doll artists John & Susan Wright and tour the Bennington, Vermont doll making studio where the dolls are hand crafted and created. Refreshments will be served. Guests will receive a complimentary exclusive limited edition RJW felt heart keepsake souvenir as a companion piece for their dolls.
RSVP to the event here: http://on.fb.me/1Q5mADi

Time: 2/12/16 10:00am - 2/13/16 5:00pm
Location: 2402 West Road Bennington, Vermont 05201, Bennington
Jan
27
2016
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Feb
13
2016

Northern Stage presents Mad Love

Northern Stage presents Mad Love Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

A look at romance in the age of hookups and cell phones, Mad Love follows Sloane Hudson, a rich, beautiful, recent Ivy League graduate who doesn’t believe in love or marriage but does want a baby and soon. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who’s got the right stats but the wrong attitude. Brandon has enough on his plate already and lives with brother Doug, who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card, and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times. This is a world premiere new play by award-winning playwright Marisa Smith, whose recent production of Saving Kitty at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA enjoyed a sold-out run in the summer of 2015.

Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 5:00 PM
Thursday matinees at 2:00 PM
One time Saturday matinee 2/13 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $15 - $55

Time: 1/27/16 7:30pm - 2/13/16 9:00pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Arts - 74 Gates Street, White River Junction
Feb
11
2016
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Feb
13
2016

Global Roots Film Festival: Films from the Middle East

Global Roots Film Festival: Films from the Middle East
Description:

2016 Global Roots Film Festival: Films From The Middle East, featuring films from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Two filmmakers will be attending and introducing their films: Leila Sansour (Open Bethlehem) and Roger Sherman (In Search of Israeli Cuisine). Both will be available for interviews before and during the festival.
The festival was made possible with the support of the Sisters of Mercy Peace Initiative and the Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Program.

Time: 2/11/16 6:00pm - 2/13/16 9:30pm
Location: Contois Auditorium, Burlington
Jan
27
2016
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Feb
14
2016

Vermont Stage's Production of Mothers and Sons

Vermont Stage's Production of Mothers and Sons
Description:

MOTHERS AND SONS: Playing January 27–February 14, 2016
Wednesday thru Saturday 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM

Written by Terrence McNally
Directed by Gregory Ramos

This 2014 Tony nominee for Best Play is a gripping new drama about change, reconciliation, and what it means to be a family. Cal and his husband Will have built a happy life together with their 7-year-old son. When the mother of Andre, Cal’s former lover, makes a surprise visit 20 years after her son’s untimely death, the past casts a shadow on their idyllic life.

Cast
John Jensen* as Cal
Justin D. Quackenbush as Will
Asa Baker-Rouse as Bud
Peggy Lewis* as Katharine

* Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Time: 1/27/16 7:30pm - 2/14/16 9:00pm
Location: FlynnSpace, Burlington
Jan
23
2016
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Feb
20
2016

"Circles, Suitcases, and Pramalots" Installations and Sculptures by Oliver Schemm

"Circles, Suitcases, and Pramalots" Installations and Sculptures by Oliver Schemm
Description:

Circles, Suitcases, and Pramalots
January 24-Febuary 20th

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 5th, 6 - 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.

“Circles, Suitcases and Pramalots” is a multimedia exhibit centered around three installations, which are visual representations of memory, travel and exploration, and movement and human growth. A selection of Schemm's sculptures are also included in the exhibition.

“My use of history, science, Deep Play, cold and warm materials, movement, tension, and a need to instill curiosity fuels my sculptures,” said Schemm. “I use multiple sculptural methods including assemblage, casting, and subtractive carving to make sculptures that all at once are functionless machines, shrines, and personal societal mile markers...

The Castleton Downtown Gallery is located on Center Street Alley in Rutland and is open Wednesday through Saturday with hours of operation from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Time: 1/23/16 11:00am - 2/20/16 6:00pm
Location: Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Jan
19
2016
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Feb
20
2016

From The Center for Cartoon Studies Archives

From The Center for Cartoon Studies Archives
Description:

In the main floor gallery:
From The Center for Cartoon Studies Archives
A 10 Year Anniversary Exhibit

From the comic strip to the comic book to the graphic novel, The Center for Cartoon Archive includes all kinds of original cartoon art. Whether its work by Mort Walker (Beettle Bayle), Patrick McDonnell (Mutt’s), Ernie Bushmiller (Nancy), or Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), the collection is a vital part of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) curriculum, regularly brought into the classroom and exhibited to inspire the next generation of cartoonists.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
19
2016
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Feb
20
2016

Beyond ...

Beyond ...
Description:

In the second floor gallery:
Beyond …
By Athena Petra Tasiopoulos
mixed media works on paper

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
19
2016
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Feb
26
2016

A View to the Soul of Animals

A View to the Soul of Animals Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council presents South Newfane artist Caryn King's A View to the Soul of Animals. This 20 piece show of acrylic works on canvas focuses on animal subjects that the artist has found on farms around Vermont and New England. King seeks to capture the individuality of and express her affection for each animal. She does do by working on a large scale and accentuating certain endearing details, such as a pig's floppy ears or the scarlet cone of a rooster.

The gallery is open weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm. There will be a special reception coinciding with Montpelier Art Walk from 4 to 7 pm on Friday February 5.

Time: 1/19/16 8:00am - 2/26/16 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Arts Council, 136 State Street, Montpelier
Feb
2
2016
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Feb
28
2016

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare
Description:

William Shakespeare’s First Folio—the first complete collected edition of his plays, and one of the world’s most influential books—comes to Middlebury as part of a national tour marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Middlebury hosts a month long exhibition and series of performances, workshops, speakers, film screenings, and family events, as well as a Folio Festival on Thursday, February 18. For details visit http://shakespeare.middlebury.edu. Free

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Jan
7
2016
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Mar
1
2016

Caroline McKinney Exhibit - Humans and Other Animals

Caroline McKinney Exhibit - Humans and Other Animals Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

January 7, 2016 – March 1, 2016
Opening Reception January 7, 2016 - 5:00 - 7:00p.m.
Common Space Gallery, River Arts Center

Humans and Other Animals celebrates watercolor portraiture. The exhibit features a variety of subjects drawing inspiration from McKinney’s involvement with canine agility training and her daily interaction with friends and family.

McKinney is a graduate of Pratt Institute majoring in photography and ceramics. She is an active member of the Board of Directors at River Arts, and founding member of its Open Studio Figure Drawing program. McKinney has a wide-ranging visual arts career which includes founding the ceramics program at Johnson State College, working as a Production Potter, and working as graphic designer for Sargent and McKinney Advertising. She currently lives and works in Morrisville, Vermont.

The Common Space Gallery is located at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. and Fridays 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call 802-888-1261 or visit the website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jan
7
2016
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Mar
1
2016

Alternatives Exhibit • Tom Cullins & Kelly Holt

Alternatives Exhibit • Tom Cullins & Kelly Holt Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

January 7, 2016 - March 1, 2016
Opening Reception - Thursday, January 7 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Artist Talk at 6p.m.
The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

​​The Gallery at River Arts opens a new exhibition in January titled Alternatives, featuring photographs and mixed media by Tom Cullins and Kelly Holt. The opening will be held at River Arts on Thursday, January 7th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m with an artist talk at 6p.m.. The exhibit will run January 7 through March 1, 2016.

With an urban sensibility, images in Alternatives reflect architectural themes, juxtapositions of advertisements and reflections, and the grit of street art.

Cullins’ series PhotoPhotos is an exploration of form, light, detail and composition. Reflections and hints of architectural detail are an integral part of the series. Says Cullins, the work “responds to the light and character of each location and culture”. As a medium, photography both compliments and celebrates his 40 years in architecture. Cullins is Principal Emeritus of TruexCullins in Burlington, Vermont. His photographs received 18 national awards from the American Institute of Architecture (AIA). Cullins also exhibits at the Voukariani Gallery on the island of Kea, Greece where he owns a second home. A retrospective of his work, Tom Cullins, A Creative Life, may also be seen at Burlington City Arts through January 16.

Holt’s mixed media photographic series Reimagine bring an instinctive grit and intuitive feeling to the urban landscape in the juxtaposition of her materials and blurred images. The series springs from street photography taken in Germany - with a focus on the city of Berlin. Holt exhibits her photography, mixed media and paintings in Vermont and Maine. She is the Youth Program and Gallery Manager at River Arts, and instructor at River Arts and the Helen Day Art Center.

The Gallery at River Arts is located upstairs in the Robert C. Folley Hall at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Fridays - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261 or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jan
10
2016
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Mar
6
2016

Homage: The Arc of Influence - Oil Paintings by Dian Parker

Homage: The Arc of Influence - Oil Paintings by Dian Parker
Description:

33 oil paintings by Chelsea, Vermont artist and writer, Dian Parker. Still life, abstracts, a pillow series, and others are on display at Tunbridge Library's beautiful space.
"A colorful, lively show. Happy!"

Location: Tunbridge Library, Tunbridge
Jan
9
2016
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Mar
12
2016

Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016

Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016 Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) is an annual juried exhibit organized by BMAC that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media, who live in New York or any of the six New England states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island).

Juror Richard Klein, exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, selected works by the following 12 artists for inclusion in Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016:

Cynthia Davis
Rita Edelman
Tom Fels
Marjorie Forte
Sean Gallagher
Barbara Hadden
Laura Kaye
Graham Mears
Carmelo Midili
Kelly Popoff
John Richey
Don Williams

Please join us for an opening reception Saturday, January 9 at 11 a.m.

Time: 1/9/16 11:00am - 3/12/16 5:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Oct
2
2015
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Mar
18
2016

Drop-in Kinder Arts - Ages 3-5 yrs

Drop-in Kinder Arts - Ages 3-5 yrs Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

FRIDAYS, STARTING OCTOBER 2ND 10:30-11:30AM
FREE

The River Arts’ Kinder Arts Program offers an innovative exploratory arts drop-in program for children ages 3-5.Celebrating its third year, the mission of the program continues to build self-esteem and skills in young artists through the process of creativity. Weekly workshops focus on experimentation - giving young artists an opportunity to explore materials and build on tactile experiences. Children have the opportunity to learn about artists through books, and looking at beautiful images. Music, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and sketchbook exercises are all a part of the adventure!

Instructor: Lesley Grant

* Participating children must be “bathroom savvy”. Cancelled if there is a Morrisville School cancellation due to weather conditions

Time: 10/2/15 10:30am - 3/18/16 11:30am
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
14
2015
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Mar
20
2016

Rodrigo Nava: Collagraphs for Sculpture

Rodrigo Nava: Collagraphs for Sculpture Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The gallery is open by appointment daily, year round, calling in advance 802-257-7898 is recommended or email to info@cxsilvergallery.com or to mail@rodrigonava.com (visits at other times of the day are also possible by prior arrangement for some days). Rodrigo Nava debuts at C.X. Silver Gallery his series of collagraph prints, a book accompanying this exhibition , and selected sculpture in new installations inside and out front of the gallery. Inspired by textures and shapes of vessels and other objects of his home and studio, Nava sees these collagraphs “as much a part of my oeuvre as the sculptures themselves” and values both their relic-like qualities of uncertainty and imperfection as remnants of his processes and experiences and the sculptural qualities of way the collagraph plate is prepared.

Time: 11/14/15 4:00pm - 3/20/16 8:00pm
Location: C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro
Jan
15
2016
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Mar
26
2016

‘Winter as Prism or Prison’ at the Compass Center

‘Winter as Prism or Prison’ at the Compass Center Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The conflicting emotions of how people feel about the winter season was the spark for the juried exhibit, Winter as Prism or Prison at the Compass Music and Arts Center. Here in New England, winter can be a long, cold endeavor that some find to be a magical time full of fun and striking ever-changing light, while others hunker down and pass the months indoors, waiting for the first signs of spring. Compass asked artists to present their take on the notion of winter as a beautiful prism of light or a prison one can’t wait to escape. The juried exhibit includes work by nine different artists. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 17 from 1-3pm, during which the Juror’s Choice and two Honorable Mention awards will be announced.

Time: 1/15/16 10:00am - 3/26/16 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jan
17
2016
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Mar
28
2016

Works by Amanda Amend

Works by Amanda Amend Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Beautiful and lyrical watercolor paintings by award-winning Vermont artist Amanda Amend are on exhibit in Valley Arts' remodeled and expanded Festival Gallery. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday; 1-5 pm. Exhibit is free and open to everyone.

Location: Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Jan
5
2016
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Mar
31
2016

Close to Home - Works by Elizabeth Billings and Michael Sacca

Close to Home - Works by Elizabeth Billings and Michael Sacca Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Vermont Governor’s gallery will be kicking off the New Year with the exceptional artistic duo of Elizabeth Billings and Michael Sacca with a show titled "Close to Home." Billings will display her site-specific installations inspired by the elements of nature and technology and Sacca’s detailed photographic images that will marry the two disciplines conceptually. The exhibit runs January 5 - March 31, 2016 with an opening reception on January 14 from 3:00-5:00 PM. A photo ID is required for admission.

Time: 1/5/16 8:30am - 3/31/16 4:30am
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jan
5
2016
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Mar
31
2016

Passing Through - Portraits of Emerging Adults - Kate Gridley

Passing Through - Portraits of Emerging Adults - Kate Gridley Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Kate Gridley, titled “Passing Through – Portraits of Emerging Adults." This collection of 17 life sized oil portraits depicts the human element of every subject in an authentic and compelling way. Each portrait is accompanied by an audio narrative that is accessible by cell phone with a QR code app. This application gives the viewer a candid insight into the life and personality of every one of her subjects. The exhibit runs January 5 - March 31, 2016 with an opening reception on January 14 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 1/5/16 8:00am - 3/31/16 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Feb
9
2016
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Apr
4
2016

Lynn Newcomb Etchings: Two Decades of Printmaking

Lynn Newcomb Etchings: Two Decades of Printmaking
Description:

Lynn Newcomb's etchings of anvils, tools, a Golden Gate Bridge series. and large abstract prints display the power of black ink. A recipient of major awards and commissions, such as two Pollack Krasner Foundation grants, Newcomb's work is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, the Boston, New York and New Jersey Public Libraries and in numerous private collections. Lynn Newcomblives in Worcester Vermont.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Jan
22
2016
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Apr
10
2016

People's Cloth Trade Show: The tshirt is the problem

People's Cloth Trade Show: The tshirt is the problem Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Helen Day Art Center announces the solo exhibition of Long Beach, CA based artist, activist, and scholar, Carole Frances Lung aka Frau Fiber. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Lung utilizes a hybrid of playful activism, cultural criticism, research and spirited crafting of one of a kind garment production performances.

People’s Cloth Trade Show: The t-shirt is the problem plays off the concept of a textile trade show creating an immersive environment for visitors to learn about the global production of the t-shirt, and how to upcycle, reuse and extend the life of the t-shirt. The People’s Cloth Trade Show consists of a two part installation, Mapping Manufacturing Room and Leisure Time for Personal Production Room. Mapping Manufacturing area is a series of large scale chalk drawings, mapping the global production of the t-shirt and a pile of t-shirts donated by visitors to the exhibition.** Leisure Time for Personal Production area consists of a collection of upcycled t-shirt samples; rugs, basket cookers, and t-shirt shopping bags. Secondly there will be an instructional video of how to make a incubated basket cooker, with a work table for participants to make their own basket.

People’s Cloth Trade Show: The t-shirt is the problem is curated by Rachel Moore, Assistant Director & Chief Curator, Helen Day Art Center.

Time: 1/22/16 6:00pm - 4/10/16 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
22
2016
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Apr
10
2016

Intimacy + Materiality

Intimacy + Materiality Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Intimacy + Materiality explores material and pronounces the handmade or methods of making through the lens of contemporary studio, social, and design practices. Many of the ten artists come with expertise in traditional making techniques and their concepts - from costume to crochet, screen print to stitch - while others combine disparate materials to produce sculptural objects and collage.

The work in this exhibition finds its roots in material that we wrap ourselves in daily in the most intimate ways - from clothing to bedding - and departs. The artists take inspiration from the processes and techniques used from fashion to hardcore craft to create both gorgeously rich and politically enticing sculptural and two-dimensional works. From simplicity to excess, each explores their intimate environments and translates into contemporary works, often citing the historic tradition of technique through concept or execution.

Opening Reception: 22 January 6:00 - 8:00pm

Artist Talks: 22 January 6:30pm with Sarah Amos & Liz Collins

List of Artists includes: Sarah Amos, Mike Andrews, Emily Barletta, Jodi Collela, Liz Collins, Elizabeth Fram, Wylie Sofia Garcia, Amy Honchell, J. Morgan Puett, Kathleen Schneider, Fraser Taylor

Time: 1/22/16 6:00pm - 4/10/16 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Feb
11
2016
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Apr
17
2016

GROUP EXHIBIT 2016

GROUP EXHIBIT 2016 Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present GROUP EXHIBIT 2016, a diverse selection of work created in a variety of media by current and new gallery artists. This show opens with an artists reception Thursday, February 11, 7pm, and continues through April 17. An Artist Forum is scheduled for Saturday, February 27 at 5pm.

MGFA opened one and a half years ago with seven represented artists. GROUP EXHIBIT 2016, includes more than 20 artists from Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York will be featured, including first-time exhibitors Will Finkel, K. William LeQuier, Scott Nelson, Susan Osgood, Michele Ratte’, Donald Saaf, and Margaret Shipman.

Through an alchemist’s magic, Will Finkel transforms functional clay and stoneware into lustrous objects of fine art. Bill LeQuier layers, carves and sandblasts glass into unique, intricate, flowing shapes. Scott Nelson offers a unique view of our planet in meticulously crafted, colored illustrations suggesting a surreal topography. Susan Osgood creates broad, spacious color fields into which she adds delicate abstract marks and a map - like calligraphy. Michele Ratte’ has enjoyed success as a printmaker and textile artist, inventing and patenting a method of permanently gilding onto fabric. Donald Saaf explores colorful, dreamlike worlds inhabited by stylized characters at once familiar and curious. Margaret Shipman’s paintings remind us of Odilon Redon’s flower pastels, hinting at a mysterious undefined spiritual narrative.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts features innovative works by midcareer and established artists in a variety of media. MGFA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11-5 pm.

Time: 2/11/16 5:00pm - 4/17/16 5:00pm
Location: 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
Jan
17
2016
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Apr
24
2016

TWO DECADES OF PRINTS: THE POWER OF BLACK INK

TWO DECADES OF PRINTS: THE POWER OF BLACK INK
Description:

Lynn Newcomb's etchings will be featured at an upcoming exhibition at the new White River Gallery in South Royalton VT, opening January 17th, 2016 from 4- 6PM. The prints include her blacksmithing and tools series, the Golden Gate series, and her large abstract lift-ground etchings, all created roughly between 1994 1nd 2014. The exhibition will be on view until mid April. For more information, telephone Dian Parker, Director at
802 685 3832 or visit lynnnewcombvt.com

Time: 1/17/16 4:00pm - 4/24/16 11:59pm
Location: White River Gallery, South Royalton
Jan
29
2016
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Apr
24
2016

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945
Description:

The nearly 200 works in this exhibit showcase the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated design long associated with Japan, and convey the complex social and cultural tensions in Japan leading up to World War II. In addition to the modernism that signaled simultaneously Japan’s unique history and its cosmopolitanism, the exhibit also highlights the theme of the modern girl, the emblem of contemporary urban chic that flowered along with the Art Deco style in the 1920s and 1930s.

This exhibition is drawn from the Levenson Collection—the world’s premier private collection of Japanese art in the Deco and Modern style—and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Support has been provided by the Chisholm Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. At Middlebury it is supported by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund and the Friends of the Art Museum.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
Oct
3
2015
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Apr
30
2016

Feather & Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm

Feather & Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Feather & Fur: Portraits Of Field, Forest & Farm

New Exhibit At The Great Hall to Open Saturday, October 3

Participant in Vermont Statewide Open Studio Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, VT— Feather & Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm is scheduled to open at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and run through the end of April 2016. The Great Hall is a participant in the Statewide Open Studio Weekend (October 3-4) and will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 11-4p. Regular viewing hours are 9-5p, Monday through Friday.

Artists featured include Richard CoFrancesco, Springfield, VT; Donna Ellery, McIndoe Falls, VT; Rick Hearn, Chester, VT; Lesley Heathcote, Brattleboro, VT; Jennifer Maharry, Culver City, CA; Christine Mix, Manchester Center, VT; Robin Truelove Stronk, Westmoreland, NH; Jamie Townsend, Springfield, VT and Adelaide Tyrol, Plainfield, VT.

Nina Jamison, Director of Exhibition says: “One of the goals of this new exhibit is to renew a sense of wonder and awareness for animals and nature. Inspired by their subjects and the natural world, the nine artists in Feather & Fur celebrate the beauty, intelligence and grace of animals and birds. The portraits convey a poetry and beauty that are part of the animal’s story. Some of the portraits are colorful, sweet and charming, even magical. Artist and art director, Adelaide Tyrol's 6’ by10’ canvass present a different perspective and suggest the regal yet darker side of nature.“

At the Saturday opening to meet the artists, VINS and artist Christine Mix will present live demonstrations. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Christine Mix will demonstrate how to draw animals. This will be followed by a presentation by Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) with an up close and personal encounter with live hawks and an owl. Cider and cider donuts along with seasonal faire will be served.

Nina Jamison, co-curated the show with Carolyn Enz Hack, an artist from Thetford Center whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her sculptures have also been exhibited in two different shows in the Great Hall – the inaugural show, Emergence, as well as in Fibrations.

Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Historic Fellows Gear Shaper on the Black River in Springfield, VT is now known as One Hundred River Street, featuring a medical center, retail stores, a café, and the soaring venue for public art—The Great Hall.

Visitors should use Pearl Street entrance only for October 3 and 4. The exhibits at the Great Hall are sponsored by Springfield Regional Development Corporation.

For more information go to: Facebook.com/GreatHallSpringfield (802) 885-3061

Time: 10/3/15 11:00am - 4/30/16 5:00pm
Location: Great Hall, Springfield
Nov
21
2015
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May
1
2016

Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum's Decoy Collection

Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum's Decoy Collection Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Explore the illusory and deadly beauty of American wildfowl decoys in Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum’s Decoy Collection, on view in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.

Culled from the Museum’s renowned collection, the eighty decoys featured in the exhibition represent the work of master artisans, including: A. Elmer Crowell, Charles “Shang” Wheeler, Albert Laing, and Lemuel T. and Samuel Ward. The exhibition will feature thirteen different bird species ranging from black ducks and Canada geese, to swans, herons and shorebirds.

Operating under the principle that “birds of a feather flock together,” decoys are designed by hunters to lure game birds into gunning range by physically mimicking waterfowl in safe waters. Carvers of decoys are often also hunters, but no less naturalists and admirers of the beauty and diversity of their prey.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jan
23
2016
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May
30
2016

32 Degrees: The Art of Winter

32 Degrees: The Art of Winter Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

32 Degrees: The Art of Winter features winter inspired works of art in an array of mediums, from the late-nineteenth century to present day. Artworks ranging from Claude Monet’s Grainstacks, to contemporary photography, sound pieces, digital art, games and ephemeral sculptures will be located both inside the gallery space and on the Museum grounds.

This multifaceted, interactive exhibition provides visitors with the opportunity to explore and experience the complexities of snow and ice. The exhibit embraces the dialogue between fine art, decorative art, and digital art, challenging visitors to rethink their perceptions of the seemingly simple matters. Curator Carolyn Bauer actively sought out international and contemporary artists while digging deep into the rich collections of Shelburne Museum to explore the themes of aesthetics, ephemerality, nostalgia, and climate change.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Nov
21
2015
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Jul
16
2016

Blue Ribbons & Burlesque: The Country-Fair Photography of Charles Fish

Blue Ribbons & Burlesque: The Country-Fair Photography of Charles Fish
Description:

The black and white photographs of Charles Fish capture nature and nurture, theatrical illusion, the pursuit of excellence, and even the guilty pleasures of fair food! This remarkable exhibit will be included with the admission fee to the museum until July, 2016.Opening reception November 21, 2015 includes talk by Charles Fish at 2:00 pm.

Time: 11/21/15 1:00pm - 7/16/16 4:00pm
Location: Vermont History Museum, Montpelier
Nov
14
2015
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Dec
31
2016

Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective

Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The gallery is open by appointment daily, year round, calling in advance 802-257-7898 is recommended or email to info@cxsilvergallery.com (visits at other times of the day are also possible by prior arrangement for some days). Nye’s work transcends neat categorization and even pushes the boundaries of conventional definitions of ‘art’ with her event scores (instructions for participants in group and solo improvisation settings), poetry, the visual arts, wall pieces, drawings, text-based art, installations, found-object artifacts and sculpture, and photographic documentation of her performances and happenings. A monograph on Nye's work is available and can be previewed at magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.

Location: C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro
Sep
4
2015
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Aug
31
2017

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture, curated by the Helen Day Art Center

Includes

First Light by Ted Ceraldi
Rocco and Venatta II by Richard Erdman
Steel Line Drawing by Meg McDevitt
Double Nipple Zeppelin Form, Expanded Form #3, and Expanded Form #7 by Rodrigo Nava
and Voulez Vous by Judith Wrend

Location: Sculpture Garden - Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier