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May
23
2015

Art House Opening

Art House Opening
Description:

The Art House Gallery and School has settled into its Craftsbury Village home and we are celebrating!
Join us for The Art House Opening!
The Gift Shop will be open 9 to 5
Stop by for snacks, a raffle and a store wide sale!
There will also be a yard sale to benefit our scholarship fund!

To top it all off there will be a FREE concert
Jazz, Swing & Funk Band "4Rhythm"
Concert starts at 6 pm in The Masonic Hall
Visit our website for more details or call 802.586.2200

Time: 5/23/15 9:00am - 9:00pm
Location: The Art House, Craftsbury
May
23
2015

Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival

Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Over one hundred crafters and international cuisine vendors, including: pottery, textiles, glass, stoneware, woodcrafters, weavers, and more. Multiple children's activities, demonstrations and live entertainment all throughout downtown Bennington. Also featuring over 50 great Main Street shops and restaurants to visit. Free parking and no admission fee. One day only event.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Main Street, Bennington
May
23
2015

Sarah Blacker live at Brandon Music

Sarah Blacker live at Brandon Music
Description:

Boston’s “Sundress Rocker,” comes back to Brandon Music for a release party for her new album ‘In Waves’ before embarking on a national tour. The album is Sarah Blacker’s strongest songwriting and playing to date. The songs artfully span rock, pop, indie folk, and Americana fused together with her signature vocal sound and stacked vocal harmonies. A pre-concert dinner is available. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Show $15, Dinner and Show $35

Time: 5/23/15
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
May
22
2015
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May
24
2015

Dying City by Christopher Shinn

Dying City by Christopher Shinn
Description:

The Dartmouth Theater Department presents a fully produced Theater Production.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, May 22 & 23 at 8PM
SUNDAY, May 24 at 2PM
Bentley Theater

CAST
Veronica Burt ‘16
Robert Leverett ‘16

Directed by Emma Orme ’15
Set Design by Victoria Fox ‘15
Costume Design by Nicolle Allen ‘16
Lighting Design by Cristy Altamirano ‘15
Sound Design by Wilson Fanestil ‘18
Stage Management by Spencer Jorgensen ’17

Dying City tells the story of a young therapist, Kelly, whose husband Craig was killed while on military duty in Iraq when she is confronted a year later by his identical twin peter, who suspects Craig’s death was not accidental.

Contains matures language and subject matter.

Tickets are $4 - available at hop.dartmouth.edu or at the HOP box office

Time: 5/22/15 8:00pm - 5/24/15 2:00pm
Location: The Warner Bentley Theater, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Outside Vermont
May
23
2015
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May
24
2015

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit them in their studios during Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 - 24. 212 sites will be open during this event, with 242 artists and artisans participating.

Open Studio Weekend represents a unique opportunity to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this weekend.

Come for a tour of my studio, demonstrations, and savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles. There will also be selection of bookbinding supplies available for purchase.

Children are welcome!

I’m studio number #185 in the green Studio Tour Guide.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 5/24/15 5:00pm
Location: Blue Roof Designs studio, Montpelier
May
23
2015
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May
24
2015

Open Studio

Open Studio
Description:

etchings and lithographs
steel and ceramic sculpture

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 5/24/15 5:00pm
Location: Artist's workshop, Worcester
May
23
2015
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May
24
2015

Spring Open Studio Weekend

Spring Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this event.

The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.

The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. The Vermont Open Studio Guide is available throughout the state at Tourist Information Centers, galleries and studios. It will also available on the VCC website starting in March 2015, http://www.vermontcrafts.com. or by calling 802-223-3380.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 5/24/15 5:00pm
Location: 210 Locations, Statewide
Apr
30
2015
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May
24
2015

AFTER IMAGES / AMY ARBUS

AFTER IMAGES / AMY ARBUS Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

The exhibit, After Images, will run from April 30 to May 24 and is a series Arbus made in 2011 and 2012 to pay homage to her favorite painters such as Balthus, Cezanne, David, Ingres, Modigliani and Picasso.

The images will seem familiar to most viewers. They are photographs of live scenes staged to replicate the powerful effects of original paintings from the early 20th century, Arbus's team painted costumes, props, and the models themselves. What has materialized is a series of hybrid images that challenges the thin line between painting and art photography. “Initially I had no idea how to actually produce these pictures.” says Amy Arbus in her artist statement, “I studied the portrait paintings, organized a team, and began experimenting by photographing actors and dancers. My biggest challenges were how to create extremely soft lighting, skewed perspectives, Picasso's elongated fingers and Modigliani's incredibly long necks.”

“Amy Arbus…leaps right into the age-old tussle between paintings and photography by audaciously re-staging for her camera some of modernism’s most iconic avant-garde portraits. Her astonishing and pitch-perfect pictures say as much about the sweetly treasured past of paintings as they do about the unpredictably hybrid future of photography.”
--Brian Wallis, Chief Curator, International Center of Photography

Amy Arbus has had 25 solo exhibitions worldwide and published five books including the award winning On The Street 1980-1990. Hilton Als in The New Yorker described The Fourth Wall as her masterpiece. Her photographs have appeared in and on the covers of periodicals such as The Village Voice, The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg News, French Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, People, New York Magazine, and Aperture. Advertising clients include Chiat/Day, Cone and Belding, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Line Cinema, Nickelodeon, and Marina Rinaldi. Arbus has been teaching portraiture at the International Center for Photography for 20 years and at Anderson Ranch and NORDphotography. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York Public Library; The National Theater, Oslo, Norway; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas; The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is a distinctive gallery located in Brattleboro, Vermont, in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley. MGFA specializes in contemporary fine arts and craft in a variety of media by regionally and nationally recognized artists.
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.
Wednesday through Sunday from 11-5 pm

Time: 4/30/15 5:00pm - 5/24/15 7:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
May
20
2015
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May
24
2015

Green Mountain Comedy Festival

Green Mountain Comedy Festival
Description:

The Green Mountain Comedy Festival is back for it's 7th year and, as always, it's bigger and better than ever!

In addition to over 100 local improv & standup comedians, this year's fest has hilarious national headliners - Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Alingon Mitra (Last Comic Standing), Aparna Nancherla (Conan, Adam Devine's House Party) and NYC's Apollo (UCB Theater).

Location: Burlington & Barre, Burlington
Apr
17
2015
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May
26
2015

Interpreting the Surface

Interpreting the Surface
Description:

Interpreting the Surface - Diverse Works by 8 Vermont Members of the Surface Design Association

Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Featuring curated artwork by Jackie Abrams, Rosalind Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Catherine Hall, Karen Henderson, Karen Kamenetzky, and Dianne Shullenberger.

These eight artists are all members of the Surface Design Association, an international organization whose mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences.

Visit www.surfacedesign.org for more information, and visit www.sdavermont.blogspot.com to learn more about the local SDA group here in Vermont.

The exhibit runs April 17 - May 26, 2015.

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
86 Falls Road, Shelburne, VT
802-985-3848
fsgallery.com
fsgalleryvt.wordpress.com

Time: 4/17/15 9:30am - 5/26/15 5:30pm
Location: Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne
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
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
May
6
2015
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Jun
6
2015

"Blame It On My Youth" by Erika Lawlor Schmidt

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

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

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

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

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

Fabric of Survival Exhibition

Fabric of Survival Exhibition
Description:

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

May 10th - June 7th

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

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

Wilson Museum

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

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

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

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

2015 Spring Exhibition

2015 Spring Exhibition
Description:

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

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

The Vermont Pastel Society's 2015 Annual Juried Exhibition

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

"Beneath the Surface"
by Mia Scheffey

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

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

Time: 5/9/15 10:00am - 6/14/15 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center's Yester House Galleries, Manchester
Mar
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
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
Apr
22
2015
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Jun
22
2015

Kathleen Kolb: Houses

Kathleen Kolb: Houses
Description:

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

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

Kathleen Kolb: Houses

Kathleen Kolb: Houses
Description:

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

Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
May
1
2015
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Jun
29
2015

Works by Phil Laughlin

Works by Phil Laughlin
Description:

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

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

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

INSIDE OUT: Still Lifes and Interiors

INSIDE OUT: Still Lifes and Interiors
Description:

INSIDE OUT presents still lifes and interiors in an exhibition of 85 paintings by Bryan Memorial Gallery members. Including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, prints, and mixed media, the exhibit captures scenes no one saw, and tells stories with no witnesses.

Image attached, Appleblossoms, is by John Petersen.

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

Radical Empathy

Radical Empathy
Description:

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

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

Time: 5/2/15 6:00pm - 6/30/15 4:00pm
Location: FLYNNDOG Gallery, Burlington
Mar
28
2015
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Jul
5
2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 3/28/15 10:00am - 7/5/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
May
22
2015
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Aug
9
2015

Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African American Experience

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

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

Time: 5/22/15 10:00am - 8/9/15 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Johnson Gallery, Middlebury
May
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
Apr
11
2015
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Oct
15
2015

New exhibit: Kurn Hattin, Legacy of Caring

New exhibit: Kurn Hattin, Legacy of Caring Vermont Arts 2015
Description:

Exhibit opening in Saturday, April 11, 2015. Exhibit continues at the Vermont History Museum through October. At the opening, Connie Sanderson, Executive Director of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will tell the story of Kurn Hattin as well as the significant trends in the fields of childcare, education, and social services since the turn of the 19th century.

Since 1894, Kurn Hattin has helped thousands of disadvantaged children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. Call Amanda Gustin at (802) 828-2180 or online: vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Time: 4/11/15 1:00pm - 10/15/15 2:00pm
Location: Vermont History Museum, Montpelier
May
19
2015
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Oct
18
2015

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective

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

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

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

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

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

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens
Description:

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. $5.00 suggested donation

For those of you who use writing classes as a way to set aside special time for your writing practice: Here is an irresistible gift … a clinic to keep your pen and mind in motion. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class.

River Arts hosts workshops, readings, and clinics devoted to supporting the myriad voices living within the community and surrounding areas. Read on to see what’s been going on, about to happen, and join us!

Time: 11/4/14 6:00pm - 12/29/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Open Studio Figure Drawing Drop-In

Open Studio Figure Drawing Drop-In
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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
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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
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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