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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Oct
24
2014

Emerging Adulthood: Psychology and Portraiture

Emerging Adulthood: Psychology and Portraiture
Description:

Many psychologists now view individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 as inhabiting a newly defined life phase between adolescence and adulthood—a period of “emerging adulthood.” Professor of psychology Barbara Hofer joins artist Kate Gridley in this collaborative, interdisciplinary talk given in conjunction with the exhibition Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults. Gridley gives an artist-led tour of the show in the lower lobby immediately following the talk (also at Town Hall Theater at 4:00 PM). Refreshments provided. Free.

Time: 10/24/14 12:30pm - 11:59pm
Location: Middlebury College, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theater
Oct
24
2014

Haunted Vermont

Haunted Vermont
Description:

Vermont Ghost Expert Joe Citro will thrill us with tales of local hauntings. Not for the weak of heart, this frightening evening is recommended for ages 12 and up

Time: 10/24/14 6:30pm - 11:59pm
Location: Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Oct
24
2014

Cocoon

Cocoon
Description:

Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon The Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live and without notes. This second-annual community-wide event is produced by the creators of the Middlebury MothUp in partnership with the Mahaney Center for the Arts. A reception with the storytellers follows. Sponsored by the Committee on the Arts. Tickets: $10/8/5. On sale to PASS members September 3; to Middlebury College ID card holders September 8; and to the general public on September 11.

Time: 10/24/14 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Location: Middlebury College, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Oct
18
2014
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Oct
24
2014

"The Figure in Clay from Life"

"The Figure in Clay from Life"
Description:

This workshop will teach how to create a figure in clay from the live model. Each participant will make a 1/2 scale (about 32” high) clay sculpture on an armature. We will have demonstrations and instruction on how to build an armature, Learn clay modeling techniques, basic anatomy and proportion and especially how to “see” the figure.
Emphasis will be on the sculpture process including construction of the figure in proportion, measuring by eye and understanding the planes of the body. The class welcomes practiced artists as well as beginners. Everyone will receive personal advice on their working method. For information and registration please contact us at info@pleinair-vermont.com or call 802-447-3434.

Time: 10/18/14 9:00am - 10/24/14 11:59pm
Location: 183 Park Street, North Bennington
Oct
15
2014
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Oct
26
2014

Sculptfest

Sculptfest
Description:

SculptFest, an annual event held for the last fifteen years, presents large-scale, outdoor installations. An invited curator defines a theme and selects artists to respond to the post-industrial landscape surrounding the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. The Studio works with Gawet Marble and Granite Company to accommodate individual artistic visions. This year’s opening reception will again feature a Fine Art Raffle of donated works by well-known sculptors.

Location: The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
Oct
16
2014
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Oct
26
2014

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, produced by Vermont Stage Company

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, produced by Vermont Stage Company
Description:

Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Cristina Alicea

Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit to their comfortable country home by Hollywood star sibling Masha, and her twenty something boy-toy Spike, in this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up. This winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play by master of comedy, Christopher Durang, equally tickles the casual theatregoer in search of meaningful fun and the ardent student of Russian classics.

Location: FlynnSpace 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Oct
16
2014
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Oct
26
2014

Hyper! Works by Greg Haberny

Hyper! Works by Greg Haberny
Description:

Artist Greg Haberny describes his own style as “completely loose and out of control.” He uses an array of materials, refusing to conform to a single medium. Melted crayons and Band-Aids add a vital texture to his work, while appropriated images of pop culture, like the iconic Mickey Mouse, create a tone of cultural and political critique. Free

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art
Oct
17
2014
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Oct
26
2014

Rachael's New York Postcards at 100

Rachael's New York Postcards at 100
Description:

Who would guess that an artist born and bred on a Vermont farm created the most iconic postcards of New York City? But that’s what Rachael Robinson Elmer did. Her ground-breaking “Art-Lovers New York” postcards are 100 years old – and still beautiful! Join us for a presentation on Rachael’s life and achievements and the opening of an exhibit presenting the cards and their impact.

Location: Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh
Oct
16
2014
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Oct
26
2014

Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults

Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults
Description:

Through painted canvasses and “sound portraits,” artist Kate Gridley marks the passage of 17 emerging adults as they come to realize their selves and claim their voices. Passing Through is an installation that uses the images and voices of many characters to expand the notion of portraiture, beyond capturing moments of an individual life to noting psychological presentations of self in a particular time, culture, and place. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Director of the Arts, Town Hall Theater, Vermont Community Foundation, and the Growald Family Fund. Free

Location: Middlebury College, Mahaney Center for the Arts
Oct
17
2014
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Oct
31
2014

Stone.Glass.Wood.

Stone.Glass.Wood.
Description:

An exhibition of works by Paul Schwieder, Duncan Johnson and Chris Curtis

Location: West Branch Gallery, Stowe
Oct
16
2014
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Nov
2
2014

‘ArtFULL Vermont’ exhibit at Compass

‘ArtFULL Vermont’ exhibit at Compass
Description:

This multi-media, group exhibit celebrates the remarkable diversity of creativity throughout Vermont with work by artists in the contemporary, artisanal, and fine art fields. Featuring works by: Jeremy Ayers – Ben Barlow – Torrey Carroll Smith – Melanie Considine – Wendy Copp – MaryKay Dempewolff – Diane Gabriel – John Hodgson – Sharon Lefebvre – Marilyn Maddison – Cristina Pellechio – Frieda Post – Susan Raber Bray – John Rivers – Janet Van Fleet – Stephanie Whitney-Payne – Mim Zelis

Time: 10/16/14 10:00am - 11/2/14 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon
Oct
16
2014
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Nov
4
2014

Warren Kimble: House of Cards Show and Opening Reception

Warren Kimble: House of Cards Show and Opening Reception
Description:

The upcoming show, House of Cards, features Kimble at his playful best, with a comical and artfully handsome collection of wooden assemblages – a takeoff on kings and queens and playing cards. “Contemporary Folk Artist” is how Kimble has been known in the past, however since about 2004 Kimble has branched out into other styles and themes with continued energy and passion. This show guarantees to delight and offend. Brandon Artists Guild - 7 Center St. Brandon, VT. 802-247-4956. Open daily 10am - 5pm.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 on September 5th.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild
Oct
17
2014
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Nov
15
2014

Clay and Drawing Workshops with Sculptor Benjamin Davis

Clay and Drawing Workshops with Sculptor Benjamin Davis
Description:

I am offering instruction in terra-cotta sculpture and drawing every Saturday afternoon June 7th-November 15th for kids and adults from 2-4PM at $15 per class. I talk about the history of sculpture, drawing, mythology, literary inspiration). Look for weekly themes posted on the Calais Front Porch Forum. Clay is included in the fee-firing pieces costs $5-10 depending on size.

Time: 10/17/14 2:00pm - 11/15/14 4:00pm
Location: Stonehouse, Worcester
Oct
17
2014
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Nov
21
2014

BUGS - A Collage Art Exhibition

BUGS - A Collage Art Exhibition
Description:

Montpelier's own Gallery Six hosts BUGS, the new show of art product by Deluxe Unlimited.

Utilizing material taken from mildewed books, cigarette-stained magazines, and other trash, Deluxe Unlimited has produced premium-quality collages that zero in on conventional wisdom and expose the creeping, crawling errors and contradictions. You'll laugh! You'll sneer! Your brain will never be the same.

Location: gallery SIX, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, 05602
Oct
17
2014
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Nov
22
2014

Director's Choice: Seven Women Painters

Director's Choice: Seven Women Painters
Description:

BigTown Gallery is especially proud to present this exciting group of painters, all of whom have pushed deep creative roots into our Vermont landscape. These artists have been selected for the remarkable combination of vision and dexterity that characterizes their work. Together they represent some of the most accomplished contemporary landscape and abstract painters working in Vermont today.

Featuring the work of
Renee Bouchard
Margaret Lampe Kannenstine
Ying Li
Celia Reisman
Laurie Sverdlove
Nancy Taplin
and Jessica Nissen

Exhibition runs October 8-November 22, 2014
We hope you will join us in celebrating this exciting fall exhibition Saturday October 11th

Location: BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main Street, Rochester VT
Oct
17
2014
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Dec
7
2014

Springfield Community Chorus

Springfield Community Chorus
Description:

The Springfield Community Chorus is looking for singers to join us in performing the timeless and inspiring Christmas portions of Handel's Messiah. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 8th, from 7 to 9pm. Concert is Saturday, December 6, at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 7, at 3pm. Reading music is not a necessity, however, singing on pitch is very important. Come experience a vocal workout with challenging music and be prepared to grow in your vocal technique! For questions, email springfieldcommunitychorus@gmail.com or phone Andie at 802-298-0119.

Time: 10/17/14 7:00pm - 12/7/14 9:00pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist 21 Fairgrounds Road Springfield, VT 05156
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
7
2014

Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas from the Mead Art Museum

Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas from the Mead Art Museum
Description:

This exhibition highlights 18 centuries-old scroll paintings of Buddhist figures from the collection of Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum. So fragile that they have remained largely inaccessible to scholars and museum visitors for nearly six decades, these tangkas, primarily from Tibet, have recently been gently cleaned, stabilized, and repaired. Vibrantly colored, intricately patterned, and ranging in height from two to nine feet, each work rewards close study. Free

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
7
2014

Visual Weimar, 1919-1933

Visual Weimar, 1919-1933
Description:

This exhibit brings together select paintings, drawings, and etchings by some of Weimar Germany’s most prominent artists, including Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Käthe Kollwitz. The works confront the viewer with representations of this highly visual culture in Germany’s first democracy and the productive and sometimes problematic relationship between criticizing and participating in a culture that could not prevent its people from falling for Hitler’s Germany under the Swastika. Free

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Laumeister Fine Art Competition

Laumeister Fine Art Competition
Description:

Our fourth Annual fine art competition. Open to all artists. This year's judge is Brian Blood. Brian Blood is a member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America and more. He selected 47 pieces of artwork from more than 200 submission.

Time: 10/16/14 10:00am - 12/21/14 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts
Oct
17
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Portraying the Human Spirit

Portraying the Human Spirit
Description:

Works that depict the soul, whether it be through a formal portrait or simply through an elegant gesture, will be the focus of our newest juried show.

Wednesday through Monday.

Time: 10/17/14 10:00am - 12/21/14 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
21
2014

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

 

 

 

 

Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
29
2014

Beginning Piano Lessons at Compass

Beginning Piano Lessons at Compass
Description:

Ever wish you learned to play the piano? Now is your chance. Beginning piano lessons are being offered at Compass. Instructor, Kim Hewitt has taught piano for the past ten years in Bristol, Vermont and currently teaches at Otter Valley Union High School. The lessons, which are open to children and adults, will be offered every Monday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm, starting October 6th. $15 for a half hour lesson. Call Kim at 802-989-1694 to schedule lessons or for further details.

Time: 10/16/14 3:30pm - 12/29/14 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center
Oct
13
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Oils & Watercolors by Susan Bull Riley

Oils & Watercolors by Susan Bull Riley
Description:

The Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont is pleased to present the Oils and Watercolors of Susan Bull Riley, an exhibit featuring her paintings of the botanicals, birds and landscapes of Vermont. Susan Bull Riley, of East Montpelier, Vermont, captures the natural beauty of her native Vermont in beautiful and precise paintings. Whether using oils or watercolor, fidelity to the natural world is constant in her work.

Time: 10/13/14 10:00am - 12/31/14 3:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Everything Must Go 3.0: Artworks from the New Millennium by W. David Powell

Everything Must Go 3.0: Artworks from the New Millennium by W. David Powell
Description:

W. David Powell's paintings, prints, mixed media and woven pieces are large and vibrant works that draw upon all periods of human history and respond to our own time with witty social commentary and a unique visual perspective.

Time: 10/16/14 8:00am - 12/31/14 4:30pm
Location: Art in the Vermont Supreme Court: 111 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont
Oct
15
2014
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Dec
31
2014

Paintings by Susan Bull Riley

Paintings by Susan Bull Riley
Description:

Susan Bull Riley's Vermont landscapes are sweeping and ethereal, and her botanical and bird compositions acutely observe the beauty of the natural world with precise detail.

Time: 10/15/14 8:00am - 12/31/14 4:30pm
Location: The Governor's Gallery: Pavilion Office Building, 5th floor
Oct
16
2014
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Dec
31
2014

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 - 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 in Essex Junction
Oct
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

Sign your own drinking glass!

Sign your own drinking glass!
Description:

Drop in to engrave a glass at 194 College St. between 11-6 on Tues-Sat & 12-4 on Sun. AO Glass Works opened their first retail store and are proud to present a wide selection of locally crafted hand blown glass: gifts & functional ware. We are a Burlington family business manufacturing in the heart of the art district. We offer hands on classes & demonstrations.
Learn more at www.aoglass.com
Questions at info@aoglass.com

Location: AO Glassworks, Burlington
Oct
16
2014
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Jan
1
2015

Glass Blowing Classes and Demonstrations

Glass Blowing Classes and Demonstrations
Description:

Book an unforgettable glass blowing experience for your VT visit! AO Glass Works is a modern Burlington family business with a glass studio located in the heart of the art district, and a store downtown at 194 College St. We offer hands on classes & demonstrations, in an intimate and fun surrounding. A true artistic experience with one of the oldest crafts in the world. Time spent with AO Glass Works is sure to create lasting memories in Vermont for all of you!
Book at info@aoglass.com

Location: AO Glassworks, Burlington
Oct
17
2014
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Jan
4
2015

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War
Description:

In partnership with the American Textile History Museum, Shelburne Museum will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War (1861-65) through Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War.

When civil war broke out in America, the very fabric of life was altered. Homefront & Battlefield showcases this pivotal period in American history through a new lens, reflecting the personal sacrifice, heroism, mourning and reconciliation that changed the course of our country.

The quilt and its story are placed in a broader context through the use of textile-related artifacts, relevant images (including paintings, photographs, prints, and ephemera), and quotations from diaries and letters. Each object represents a deeply moving and insightful personal story, from the noose reportedly used to hang abolitionist John Brown, to a quilt made by a wounded soldier from hospital blankets, as well as Confederate gray and Union blue uniform fabrics.

Homefront & Battlefield connects deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war with the broader national context and history and examines how textiles were both an expression of and a motivating force behind American politics and culture during the Civil War.

Location: Shelburne Museum