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Jul
24
2016

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Description:

How do you combine Laurel & Hardy, “Who’s on First,” and Shakespeare? Tom Stoppard did it brilliantly with his 1967 play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” Shakespeare on Main Street of Vermont will perform this absurdist tragi-comedy this summer in Manchester and Brandon, Vermont.

Cleverly re-interpreting Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the point of view of two minor characters, the play-within-a-play-within-a-play turns Hamlet on its head by giving the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern major roles, and subjugating former major characters to minor roles. This is one of the themes of the play: if life were a play, most of us would be minor characters in it. While we may call ourselves “masters of our domains,” when we think about how many things in our lives over which we actually have control, it is not a long list, especially when it comes to our imminent death.

“A coruscatingly brilliant, endlessly thought-provoking masterpiece.”
~ The Wall Street Journal.

The play also explores language and communication, fate and free will, foolishness and folly, and whether death, and how we view it, is significant or commonplace.

Come join us this summer for a frolicking romp where reality and illusion intermix, and word play abounds.

July 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm, and July 24 at 2pm,
Hunter Hall at Maple Street School, Manchester Center, Vermont;

July 29 & 30 at 7:30pm, and July 31 at 2pm
Brandon Town Hall Theatre, Brandon, Vermont.

Tickets are $18 for Adults, and $12 for Ages 18 & Under. Advanced tickets in Brandon are available at Carr’s Florists. “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Shakespeare on Main Street of Vermont is a nonprofit (501c3) organization and depends largely on public donations to stage our productions. It is dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation of language and the performing arts, and enriching our community by presenting accessible, quality community theatre that educates, inspires and entertains people of all ages across mid- and southern Vermont. For more information, log on to ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org.

Time: 7/24/16 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hunter Hall, Maple Street School, 322 Maple St, Manchester Center
Jul
24
2016

Now Playing Newport Presents....

Now Playing Newport Presents.... Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Returning to the Series, the ever-popular Social Band presents a cappella choral music to the public, encourages new compositions especially by local composers, and fosters the joyful and thought-provoking expression of music.  
Their repertoire is based on the notion that “folk” and “classical” music are parts of a continuum, each with its own distinct flavor. Our concerts feature music from a wide range of genres including:
Contemporary works by Vermont composers European medieval and renaissance music, American shape-note,Traditional music from around the world
What makes such seemingly disparate music work together? Much of this music is modal, most of it is polyphonic, and the harmonies are rich and engaging.  In addition, Social Band organizes its programs around themes, weaving poetry and song to create an experience that feeds listeners’ hearts and heads.  And let’s not forget Social Band’s great personality! While we take the power of music very seriously, we tend to take ourselves a little less so, bringing a sense of exuberance and fun to our singing.
Tickets: $10

Time: 7/24/16 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Second St., Newport
Jul
24
2016

Back Roads Readings Presents Poet Edward Hirsch

Back Roads Readings Presents Poet Edward Hirsch
Description:

Free reading in Brownington Historic Village next to the Old Stone House Museum. Reception and book signing follow the readings.

Time: 7/24/16 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Brownington Congregational Church, Orleans
Jul
24
2016

Rochester Chamber Music Society

Rochester Chamber Music Society
Description:

Elisabeth LeBlanc, clarinet; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Cynthia Huard, piano
Mozart's Trio in E-flat major, K. 498 "Kegelstatt Trio", Piazzolla, Rebecca Clarke duo,
Schumann's "Fairy Tales"

Time: 7/24/16 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Federated Church of Rochester, Rochester
Jul
24
2016

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn's duo project is as unlikely, perhaps, as it was inevitable as the two pair clawhammer banjo and the guzheng, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument. Abigail and Wu sing & play a selection of songs rooted in traditional Appalachian and Chinese music. Abigail and Wu’s US debut was at the Middlebury College Centennial celebration in July 2015, and now the duo returns to Middlebury Sunday, July 24 at Town Hall Theater. Abigail Washburn recently won a 2016 Grammy for best Folk Album with her husband, noted musician Béla Fleck.

Time: 7/24/16 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Jul
24
2016

Vermont Pride Theater presents Mama's Girls

Vermont Pride Theater presents Mama's Girls Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Vermont Pride Theater is pleased to present the East Coast premier of this timely new play, directed by Cher Laston.  Eleven-year-old twins Amelia and Sammy argue about Barbies, sports, chores – everything except Sammy’s knowledge that she is a girl. Amelia fights everyone who opposes Sammy's transition, including their father. The fallout from these conflicts brings Sammy’s decision and the fragility of her parents' marriage to the fore. Montpelier's Amanda Menard and Randolph musician Andy Mueller play the parents. Kiki Kenyon and Aakash Patrick, from Randolph as well, make their Chandler debuts as the twins.  The performance is followed by a talkback and a reception.
 

 

Time: 7/24/16 7:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph
Jul
22
2016
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Jul
24
2016

NoTown Music & Arts Festival

NoTown Music & Arts Festival
Description:

Spend two nights (and 2 days) by the river and under the stars with some of our favorite artists, including Vermont favorites Bow Thayer, Sonic Malfunktion,HamJob, Tony Lee Thomas, Jenny Porter,Oak Totem, Dirty Boost, Kelly Ravin, Lowell Thompson and Rick Redington and the Luv. Special dance performances by the Sisterhood of the Silkroad and art installations by Random Arts Project.

Camp Friday and Saturday nights!

Music every night on the main stage from 3:30-11:30pm immediately followed by a liittle acoustic madness under the side stage chill tent!

Spend your days relaxing in the sunshine by the Tweed River (either on shore or in a tube!) till the bands take the stage and the summer festival magic happens!

A family friendly event, we welcome kids of all ages.

Time: 7/22/16 10:30am - 7/24/16 3:30pm
Location: 2056 Route 100, Stockbridge
Jul
22
2016
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Jul
24
2016

Summer’s Subtly: A Woodland Workshop

Summer’s Subtly: A Woodland Workshop Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Each morning TJ Cunningham will do a demonstration showing his approach and process in simplifying the complexity of a woodland scene. Following the demonstrations TJ will give individual instruction as students choose and construct their own plein air paintings. During this course, the students will receive instruction on the anatomy of trees, abstraction, color temperature and reflected light.

Instructor: TJ Cunningham
Registration deadline is July 15

Members: $175, Non-members; $195
plein air locations

Time: 7/22/16 10:30am - 7/24/16 4:00pm
Location: 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
Jul
22
2016
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Jul
24
2016

WOMAN

WOMAN
Description:

WOMAN is a full-length dance/”dream theater” production, which follows the journey and development of an activist, showing the stages and influences along a woman’s life path.
Through dance involving gesture and body language many strands will be explored, focusing on the idea that women are most comfortable with change. Are we controlling or being inclusive? Are we telling or listening? How much is enough?
Every FLOCK production involves many dancers of all ages who perform startling and pictorial dance propelled by stirring, eclectic music.
Families are encouraged to come early, bring a picnic and absorb the magical atmosphere of the Star Mountain Amphitheater in Sharon, VT. In case of rain the performance will be in the FLOCK barn.

Time: 7/22/16 6:30pm - 7/24/16 8:00pm
Location: STAR MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATER, Sharon
Jul
8
2016
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Jul
24
2016

Big River, The Adventures of Huck Finn

Big River, The Adventures of Huck Finn Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

“Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and Seven Drama Desk Awards. The music and lyrics are by the beloved, funny and wise Grammy winning country crossover singer-songwriter, Roger Miller. Miller’s eleven Grammy winners and six Gold Records included such indelible hits as “King of the Road, Dang Me, England Swings, and One Dyin’ and a Buryin” astonished Broadway audiences with infectious melodies, his clever, amusing, heartfelt and touching lyrics and his deep understanding of the complexity and beauty of Mark Twain’s seminal novel. William Hauptman’s book beautifully captures Twain’s rollicking story that is simultaneously subversive, hilarious and tender.

Location: Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington
Jul
22
2016
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Jul
25
2016

Seasons: A Choral Celebration of the Changing Year

Seasons: A Choral Celebration of the Changing Year
Description:

In July, Counterpoint, Vermont’s professional vocal ensemble, will join Northfield-based pianist Alison Cerutti, in “Seasons,” an exciting and eclectic celebration of the changes of the year. The program includes the complete Estaciones Portenas (Seasons of Buenos Aires), a set of four tangos by Argentine master Astor Piazzolla, and Early Morning Mists, an evocative cantata by Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun setting his own seasonal haiku. In addition, there are Romantic partsongs by Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms, songs from Broadway’s Golden Age, and a selection of recent works depicting Vermont’s own seasonal cycle by local composers Sara Doncaster, Peter Hamlin, Erik Nielsen, Kevin Quigley, and Carol Wood.

“In Vermont we are lucky to have wonderful seasonal changes,” explained Artistic Director Nathaniel G. Lew, “and there is a wealth of wonderful music that explores that theme. Counterpoint has sung a number of these works for many years, but we have never put them together like this before. It is exciting to hear such a diversity of songs and styles fit together so beautifully. On this concert, there is truly something for everyone!”

Where & When & How Much:

 

Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:30 pm

Open rehearsal with Q&A

United Methodist Church

21 Buell St., Burlington VT

Donations accepted

 

Saturday July 23, 2016, 8:00 pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe, VT

$20 in advance, $25 day of concert

 

Sunday July 24, 2016, 4:00 pm

The Church on the Hill, Weston VT

$5 all seats

 

Monday July 25, 2016, 8:00pm

Caledonia Grange #9

Church St., East Hardwick VT

$18 adults, $16 seniors, $10 students, under 10 free

Location: Burlington, Stowe, Weston, and East Hardwick, Statewide
Jun
3
2016
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Jul
29
2016

‘The Sky’s the Limit’: A Vermont Pastel Society exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center

‘The Sky’s the Limit’: A Vermont Pastel Society exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Compass Music and Arts Center presents ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, a juried exhibit of work by members of the Vermont Pastel Society (VPS). Capitalizing on the many meanings of the double entendre of ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, the exhibit showcases the wide range of work from 26 of the 100 society member artists. Two nationally respected pastel painters, Alan Flattmann and Karen Israel, juried the exhibit. Christine Ivers, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, will bring her discerning eye to the venue as the exhibition’s judge. An opening reception with the awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 1-3pm. The exhibit will run June 3 through July 29.

Time: 6/3/16 10:00am - 7/29/16 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jul
24
2016
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Jul
29
2016

Mama's Girls

Mama's Girls Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

In the East Coast premier of this timely new play, directed by Cher Laston, 11-year-old twins Amelia and Sammy argue about Barbies, sports, chores – everything except Sammy’s knowledge that she is a girl. Amelia fights everyone who opposes Sammy's transition, including their father. The fallout from these conflicts brings Sammy’s decision and the fragility of her parents' marriage to the fore. Montpelier's Amanda Menard and Randolph musician Andy Mueller play the parents. Kiki Kenyon and Aakash Patrick, from Randolph as well, make their Chandler debuts as the twins.

This production is just one in a series of shows presented at Chandler Center for the Arts as part of their annual Pride Festival.

Time: Sunday July 24th @ 7pm and Friday July 29th @ 7:30 PM, followed by a talkback and a reception

Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Main Street, Randolph

Tickets: adults - $17 in advance, day of show - $20; for students - $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Or buy a four-admission pass for just $60. Advance-priced individual tickets and the pass are now available online at www.chandler-arts.org, or by calling (802) 728-6464 beginning July 5th.

Time: 7/24/16 7:30pm - 7/29/16 11:59pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Jul
1
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Southern Vermont Dance Festival presents "Movement 2016"

Southern Vermont Dance Festival presents "Movement 2016" Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Twenty-One Exhibits that celebrate the breath and beauty of movement as the third annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival prepares for its celebration of dance!

The 4th Annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival, slated for July 14-17 in Brattleboro, Vermont, is setting the stage by sponsoring Movement 2016, a multi-venue installation featuring the "art of movement." on view throughout the month of July. Twenty-One venues are showing work by nineteen artists who celebrate the beauty of movement and dance in paintings, prints, photographs, scrolls and sculpture. Some work will be available for sale.

This multi venue exhibit gives people a reason to come to town, go into the shops and eateries and spend real time exploring our beautiful downtown area. Not only does the exhibit give people a reason to explore, it also presents dance through a different medium once again showing that dance is for absolutely everyone, no exceptions! The exhibits show movement through the eyes of our local artists as well as showing the beauty of the movement that happens in the Southern Vermont Area. Siegel looks for ways to inspire the community through movement. "For some, they are inspired by moving themselves, for others it is being a spectator of the art of dance and for others it is the image of dance or movement that inspires. Showing the multi venue exhibit is a way to show dance and movement as it is captured by the visual artist. It is just another way to inspire people through movement. Another way to show that dance is for absolutely everyone." She Says

This years installation was organized by Siegel herself. Siegel aimed to bring in some new artists and show more exhibits that captured movement in new and interesting ways. "We are all movers by some means, we all seek inspiration, beauty and breath." Siegel hopes to have captured the image of dance and movement in Brattleboro with the 2016 movement exhibit! "The more people we have involved, the more artists we promote both visual and performing, the more we support each other as artists, the more we spread the message that art is something we need and want in our society, not something to dismiss or take for granted." Siegel hopes that this exhibit is one more way to show that art and artists are an integral part of our society both socially and economically and that art can be seen in so many different ways by the artist and the consumer. For more information or to sponsor the festival go to southernvermontdancefestival.com

Time: 7/1/16 5:00pm - 7/30/16 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Jul
21
2016
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Jul
30
2016

Round and Round the Garden

Round and Round the Garden Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Go for a fun-filled romp around the garden in the third play of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy, "The Norman Conquests." See one or all three plays as Weston collaborates with Dorset Theatre Festival and Northern Stage to produce the entire trilogy, right here in Vermont! Hilarious yet deeply human, this comedy will have you aching with laughter as you uncover the secrets swirling around an English country house on a summer weekend. 2 hours 15 minutes with intermission.

Time: 7/21/16 7:30pm - 7/30/16 11:59pm
Location: Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, Weston
Jun
17
2016
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Jul
31
2016

Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains

Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Video by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work of the world renowned NYC painter Pat Steir's large solo exhibit of prints and drawings.

Time: 6/17/16 12:00pm - 7/31/16 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
14
2016
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Jul
31
2016

Forever

Forever Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Forever A One-Woman Tour de Force. Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith returns to Weston’s OtherStages with a celebrated and provocative new work. In this uplifting exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose, Orlandersmith travels to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris where, by the graves of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison, she finds unexpected. Mature language and subject matter. Curtain Times: Tuesday-Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm , Saturday Matinee at 2:00 pm, Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Location: Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Rte 100, Weston
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
6
2016

Charlie Hunter: Rail Town Noir

Charlie Hunter: Rail Town Noir
Description:

Charlie Hunter isn’t painting the leaf peeper’s version of Vermont. Though he’s guilty of finding subject matter inside the barn from time to time – he once painted a series of Holsteins, after all – Charlie avoids the imagery of bucolic red barns, rolling green mountains, and crisp fall foliage that has become synonymous with Vermont landscape painting. He’s opted for rusted train cars and their trailing clouds of dark smoke, postindustrial ruins, tired farming equipment, and quiet, muddy roads framed by bare trees in stick season. His palette is instantly recognizable, his preferred color a “muck” of his own mixing, and feels truthful to an often-overlooked side of the Vermont landscape. This solo exhibition brings together a selection of new and recent works by the Bellows Falls-based painter in oil and encaustic. A collective account of remembered landscapes and forgotten local histories, “Rail Town Noir,” will be on view through August 6, 2016.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday July 9th, 6 - 8 pm!

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 8/6/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
6
2016
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Aug
6
2016

This World Is Exactly What I Wanted

This World Is Exactly What I Wanted Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland will feature the works of local artist Beth Miller running from July 6 through August 6, with an artist reception scheduled for Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m.

Entitled “This World Is Exactly What I Wanted” the exhibit will feature a variety of works drawn from experiencing the world around her as she integrates beauty, reverence, innocence, and grief. Concerned with the planet, this show uses materials from the natural world in a way that is both beautiful and haunting, bringing the viewer to the place between appreciation and despair.

“This work aspires to process our shared grief and anxiety into a source of new energy. The installation is a prayer for the healing of the planet by way of my senses, my curiosity, my love,” said Miller. “These images stretch me back through time but also press my imagination directly into the uncertain future of unfolding climate challenges.”

Time: 7/6/16 11:00am - 8/6/16 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
6
2016

KLARA CALITRI Multi Media – Paintings, Monotypes, Ceramics

KLARA CALITRI Multi Media – Paintings, Monotypes, Ceramics Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Klara Calitri is a prolific artist whose work in multiple media has included painting, monotype prints, ceramics, sculpture, and more. As a nonagenarian she has objects and paintings on display that represent many decades of production and experimentation with techniques. Informed by her Austrian heritage and inspired by nature, her artwork is filled with flowers, birds, and living things of all types and her home and gardens are the same.

July 9 – August 6, 2016
Artists’ Reception Saturday, July 9, 5 – 7 pm
Free

Location: Town Hall Theater - Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
13
2016

Carol O'Malia: Intermission

Carol O'Malia: Intermission
Description:

Holding your breath in the split second before jumping off the dock, a beach ball drifting slowly away from its distracted handler, the sudden silence discovered beneath the water’s surface, these are the kinds of “in-between” moments preserved and exalted in Carol O’Malia’s solo exhibition of recent oil paintings, “Intermission,” on view through August 13th. O’Malia taps into our collective memory with ephemeral scenes of familiar objects and places often forgotten in the rush of our everyday lives. Her subject matter is intentionally serene, though the human presence is never far away. “Intermission” presents a collection of gentle, visual reminders that time is never truly still, as the action continues before and after the moment immortalized in the painting; there’s a loud splash just beyond the edge of the canvas.

Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, July 9th from 6 - 8 pm.

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 8/13/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
21
2016
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Aug
13
2016

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

"Annie Get Your Gun!" stars Tony Nominee, Marla Shaffel as Annie Oakley, Tony Nominee, Kathryn Meisle as Dolly, Sean Haberle as Buffalo Bill and Brian Kilday as Frank Butler. A classic musical comedy with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields.

The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler.[1]

Songs that became hits include "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Anything You Can Do."

Performances 7/21, 7/23, 7/24, 7/27, 7/28, 7/31, 8/3, 8/4, 8/11, 8/13 @ 7:30 PM

Time: 7/21/16 7:30pm - 8/13/16 9:30pm
Location: Town Hall Green (81 Lauredon Ave.), Greensboro
Jul
22
2016
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Aug
14
2016

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. To Kill A Mockingbird is now considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love.

Performances On The Town Hall Green

7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12 @ 7:30 PM

7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/13, 8/14 @ 2:00 PM

Time: 7/22/16 7:30pm - 8/14/16 9:30pm
Location: Theater on the Green (81 Laurendon Ave.), Greensboro
Jul
16
2016
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Aug
14
2016

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro Music Festival Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Marlboro Music, the unique Vermont summer community which The New Yorker described as "the classical world's most coveted retreat," will share the discoveries of its 80 resident artists on five concert weekends from July 16 through August 14, 2016. Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida will be joined by an international group of master artists including composer-in-residence Sofia Gubaidulina and exceptional young professional musicians. Performances are on Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM, with two special Friday concerts on August 5th and 12th at 8:00 PM. Programs are selected by the musicians themselves and announced one week prior to the performance. All concerts take place on the Marlboro College campus in Marlboro, VT. For more information call 215-569-4690 (through June 12) or 802-254-2394 (from June 20). or visit us online at marlboromusic.org.

Location: Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro
Jul
23
2016
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Aug
14
2016

Adept Pursuits Gallery Exhibition

Adept Pursuits Gallery Exhibition
Description:

Adept Pursuits, Accomplished Work

Maria Kretchmann, Riki Moss, Katie Loesel, Erika Lawlor Schmidt, Kristen Partesi,
Cynthia Rosen, Sabrina Fadial, Carolyn Enz Hack

Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery in Windham VT, opening reception July 23rd at 5 pm

578 Hitchcock Hill Rd., Windham, VT 05359
802-875-2194

Time: 7/23/16 5:00pm - 8/14/16 11:59pm
Location: The Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery 578 Hitchcock Hill Road, Windham VT, Richmond
Jul
9
2016
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Aug
21
2016

Bill Wolff Wood Sculpture Exhibit

Bill Wolff Wood Sculpture Exhibit Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

An exhibition of sculpture by Bill Wolff be on display at the CSSC Gallery at 636 Marble Street July 9 through August 21, 2016.

Bill Wolff has degrees in Sculpture from Binghamton University, Louisiana State University, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and Tokyo University of the Arts. While in Japan, he studied the traditional yosegi zukuri process which influenced his work in wood, carved, hollowed and assembled from sections of trees. His “gestural, fragmented and biomorphic abstractions poignantly reflect both beauty and a sense of potential [environmental] loss.” www.billwolff.net

The opening reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are daily, 10 AM-4 PM or by appointment. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 802-438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 8/21/16 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jul
2
2016
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Aug
30
2016

Solids and Surfaces

Solids and Surfaces Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild’s summer show, “Solids and Surfaces”, celebrates the natural environment with a presentation of handcrafted furniture by Richard Haver and painted landscapes by Grace Mellow. In two and three-dimensions, these artists combine dynamic form with rich surfaces, each in their own way.
Richard’s furniture makes the most of beautiful woods, imaginative layouts, and curves and angles. A merger of Nigerian satinwood burl with yellow heart and a touch of sapele make for a one-of-a-kind table. The use of veneers and solid woods allow for spectacular layouts: book-matches, reverse diamonds, and sunbursts are possible with veneer but would warp and split with solid lumber. Tired of right angles? You’ll be hard pressed to find many here. Legs that sweep, aprons that arch, and tabletop edges that put you ahead of the curve abound. Furniture like you’ve not seen before!

One of the newest members of the Brandon Artist Guild, Grace Mellow paints landscape and still life from observation. Grace has rediscovered the love of painting after a career of graphic design, and puts her whole heart and energy into this fresh work. Her paintings combine lively brushstrokes and rich color to depict scenes from the garden and forest. The result is an active painterly surface that celebrates the tangle of the natural environment with verve and exuberance.
This show will be on exhibit through August 30th.

Time: 7/2/16 10:00am - 8/30/16 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Jul
2
2016
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Sep
4
2016

27th Annual Photo Show at the Round Barn

27th Annual Photo Show at the Round Barn
Description:

The 27th Annual Photo Show in the Round Barn will run from Monday, August 1, through Labor Day, September 5, 2016.

The annual community-based Photo Show is held each August in the Round Barn on East Warren Road in Waitsfield. The show invites both professional and amateur photographers to submit their work, allowing lesser-known photographers to exhibit their work in a gallery setting. A wide range of subject matter and techniques in both film & digital prints are expected for this year's show.

Regular exhibition hours are from 10-5 pm weekdays and 10-2 pm weekends; please check the Inn at the Round Barn website www.theroundbarn.com  for days when the exhibit may be closed for special parties. For further information, call 802-496-7722.

The Photo Show is organized by the new collaboration of the Green Mountain Cultural Center and Valley Arts. The show is located in the lower level of the event space at the Inn at the Round Barn at 1661 East Warren Road, Waitsfield, VT.

The gallery at the Round Barn is an immaculate, beautifully lit space.  A National Registry of Historic Places landmark, the Round Barn was designed as an ultra-efficient dairy barn when it was built in 1910. It was fully renovated about 30 years ago.

Time: 7/2/16 10:00am - 9/4/16 2:00pm
Location: Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield
Jun
18
2016
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Sep
4
2016

Gallery exhibit: Journey Across Boundaries

Gallery exhibit: Journey Across Boundaries Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Thought provoking responses of artists exploring the effects of emotional and physical borders in our ever-changing landscape. Curated by Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold.
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays 12-3 pm, Fridays 12-6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-3 pm
For more information: outreach@chandler-arts.org or 802-431-0204

Time: 6/18/16 12:00pm - 9/4/16 6:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph VT, Randolph
Jun
30
2016
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Sep
5
2016

ANDREW ORR AND HIS STUDENTS

ANDREW ORR AND HIS STUDENTS Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Vermont artist Andrew Orr exhibits side by side with ten of his students in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room. Orr's classically realistic renderings of idyllic Vermont scenes have earned him an increasingly wide following, reflected in part by the popularity of his painting workshops. There is no admission charge for this exhibit.

Time: 6/30/16 11:00am - 9/5/16 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
7
2016
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Sep
5
2016

Judith Wrend - Sculpture

Judith Wrend - Sculpture Vermont Arts 2016
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​​Judith Wrend - S C U L P T U R E

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5-7pm

Exhibit Sponsor: Richard's Auto Body & Repair, Inc.


Sculpture takes over The Gallery at River Arts with new work from Judith Wrend. The exhibit will run July 7 through September 5, 2016.

Wrend’s exhibit Sculpture, includes outdoor, freestanding interior, and wall-mounted pieces. The exhibit is an exploration of light, space, color and reflection. Wrend’s powerful wall-mounted sculptures invite the viewer to become a participant - beckoning the viewer to set them in motion with a light touch. Her abstract work is known for it’s bold use of color and movement. Speaking about her work, Wrend states “sculpture forms a relationship with its surrounding landscape and with the changing wind and light.”

Wrend’s sculpture and private commissions appear in collections throughout the US and Canada. Wrend participates in prominent art festivals, including the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival and the Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival. She is a featured artist in Sculpture Fest, opening in Woodstock opening on July 2. She lives and creates in Morrisville, Vermont.

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. New Summer Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Friday - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m., Sunday 12p.m. - 4:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261 or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
30
2016
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Sep
6
2016

Robert Douglas Hunter and His Students

Robert Douglas Hunter and His Students Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents ROBERT DOUGLAS HUNTER AND HIS STUDENTS as its Main Gallery exhibit this summer. Considered to be the Dean of the Boston School of Painting, Hunter epitomized the artist as a successful teacher over a 40 year span teaching in Boston, and the teacher as a successful artist. His students number in the hundreds of accomplished artists who received both technical training spanning back to classical European principles, and imaginative spirits, directly related to the enthusiastic Mr. Hunter himself. 24 works by Hunter, including paintings in still life for which he is most prominently known, are installed next to the works of 20 of his students, all of whom are now artists and / or teachers with singular careers.

Time: 6/30/16 11:00am - 9/6/16 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
9
2016
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Sep
9
2016

David Stromeyer: Visions in Steel

David Stromeyer: Visions in Steel Vermont Arts 2016
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In collaboration with Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, West Branch presents a selection of large outdoor sculptures and smaller interior works by David Stromeyer, on view through September 9. The work of David Stromeyer redefines the strength and complexity of steel as he manipulates it in seemingly impossible ways to fit his artistic vision. Pushing the boundaries of conventional fabrication techniques, Stromeyer literally bends steel to his will, taming its strength and forcing it to reveal its hidden qualities of familiarity and ease. Through his methods and unbounded dedication, Stromeyer transforms cold, hard steel into sculptures with elegance, grace and beauty.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, July 9th from 6 - 8 pm!

Time: 7/9/16 10:00am - 9/9/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jun
25
2016
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Sep
11
2016

Fully Involved: Bunny Harvey Paintings

Fully Involved: Bunny Harvey Paintings Vermont Arts 2016
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Whizzing photons in the light, disappearing and reappearing electrons in birdsong, hieroglyphics embedded in the forest; vast space, dense heat, cool shadows − Bunny Harvey’s semi-abstract landscapes offer the viewer a different world; a vibrant, hidden, extrasensory world that seems to fragment, fall apart, and crack open perceptions of our surroundings.

Time: 6/25/16 5:00pm - 9/11/16 12:00pm
Location: White River Gallery at BALE, South Royalton
Jul
1
2016
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Oct
1
2016

First Fridays

First Fridays Vermont Arts 2016
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Downtown Bennington showcases our local galleries, artisans, musicians, actors, performers, and entertainers each First Friday of the month from July through October. Join us after work on the First Friday of each month for a evening filled with live artistic performances, restaurant specials, gallery exhibits and artist openings, special performances, and more. Each month features something different and exciting.

Time: 7/1/16 5:00pm - 10/1/16 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Bennington, Bennington
Jul
23
2016
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Oct
15
2016

Exposed.

Exposed. Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

This year celebrates 25th years of this remarkable outdoor sculpture exhibit. Korean artist JaeHyo Lee will be featured, among other talented local and national artists.

Location: Helen Day Art Center and Stowe Rec Path, Stowe
Jul
23
2016
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Oct
23
2016

19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS 2016)

19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS 2016) Vermont Arts 2016
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We will be kicking off the 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show with an opening party & reception on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 4-8 PM. There will be live music, hot dogs and beer (a long-standing tradition), and activities for the kids. Many of the sculptors will be on hand to talk about their work.

The show itself will run from July 23 through October 23, 2016 and will feature work by 37 sculptors from around the country. The work will be sited in the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park as well as various locations around Main & Bank Streets in North Bennington, including the North Bennington Train Depot.

Time: 7/23/16 4:00pm - 10/23/16 8:00pm
Location: North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park @ 48 Main St, North Bennington, VT (Next to Vermont Arts Exchange & NB Post Office), North Bennington
Jun
24
2016
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Oct
23
2016

Summer Exhibits

Summer Exhibits Vermont Arts 2016
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Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns
This exhibit delves into our relationship with guns and explores the influence they have on visual artists.

The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island
Through his photographs of un-restored buildings on Ellis Island, ruins of a not-so-distant past, Philip J. Calabria grants viewers passage to a bygone era.

Chaos and Light: Jamie Young
With dense fields of swooping brushstrokes and glancing lines, Jamie Young articulates abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation.

Union Station: Gateway to the World
Images and stories of Brattleboro’s Union Station, home of BMAC, on the 100th anniversary of its opening.

House/Home, A Work in Progress
John Willis’ photographs of houses and homes in Native American communities shine a harsh light on income equality in our country.

Location: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Jul
8
2016
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Oct
31
2016

Big Art ~ Bold Vision

Big Art ~ Bold Vision
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Beginning July 8 and continuing through October 31, the “Big Art ~ Bold Vision” exhibit featuring the stunning works of 16 fine artists will adorn Berlin Mall’s sizable windows, offering an arresting indoor/outdoor art gallery experience for shoppers and visitors of all ages. Works can be seen during mall hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The participating artists are: Rosalind Daniels, Anna Dibble, Janet Fredericks, Jessa Gilbert, Steven P. Goodman, Wendy James, Mark Lorah, Mickey Myers, Maggie Neale, Elizabeth Nelson, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Arthur Schaller, Jayne Shoup, David Smith, Kathy Stark and Frank Woods.

Berlin Mall is also home this summer to “Little Art ~ Big Fun.” Art sessions will take place every Saturday, July 9 - September 3. Children 5-11 should be accompanied by parents or guardians, who are free to join in making art as a family. Sessions (lasting about 45 minutes) take place each Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 2:00 and 3:00.

Location: Berlin Mall, Barre
Jul
2
2016
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Nov
6
2016

Milton Avery's Vermont

Milton Avery's Vermont
Description:

Milton Avery’s Vermont
July 2-November 6, 2016
(1885-1985)

Image: Milton Avery
Blue Trees, 1945
Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches
Collection Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase College, State University of New York Gift of Roy Neuberger © 2015 The Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo Credit: Jim Frank

Milton Avery's Vermont is the first exhibition to take a focused look at the work this great American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s. By any account Rawsonville and Jamaica, Vermont, are out-of-the way villages, tucked into the picturesque Green Mountains, surrounded by rolling mountains, green forests, and babbling brooks. Avery, who regularly spent his summers traveling with his family in search of new material for his art, was undoubtedly drawn to Vermont by his friend Meyer Schapiro, one of the most important art historians of the twentieth century, who had owned a summer home in Rawsonville since 1930. Noted for his simultaneous commitment to exploring the formal, abstract qualities of art (line, texture, composition and, especially color) and the creation of representational images drawn from his daily encounters with people and places, Avery's Vermont work vividly captures his family's summer activities, and sketching both family members and the artist's personal response to the Vermont landscape.

Milton Avery’s Vermont examines Avery's artistic process, featuring pencil sketches executed en plein air, wonderfully fresh watercolors that were based on his sketches and executed at his Vermont cabin, and many of his major oil paintings that were drawn from these sources and typically completed during the winter months in his New York studio. Avery's Vermont works provide insight into the trajectory of his stylistic development during the fertile decade leading up to what are perhaps his best-known works, created after he joined Paul Rosenberg’s gallery in 1943. The works in the exhibition are drawn from Milton Avery Trust; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York; the Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University of Fine Arts Gallery; and private collectors who wish to remain anonymous.

This exhibition is accompanied by a beautiful 80-page catalogue with over 64 images, and essays by Karen Wilkin, an independent curator and art critic based in New York and specialist in 20th-century modernism and Jamie Franklin, curator at the Bennington Museum. Franklin's work has focused on American art of the early to mid-20th century, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of modernism and self-taught art. The catalogue is being distributed by University Press of New England and will be available in the Museum Store after June 15, 2016.

The museum is open every day June through October. November: Closed Wednesday.

Time: 7/2/16 10:00am - 11/6/16 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Jun
17
2016
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Nov
13
2016

Pat Steir: Drawings & prints with video by Molly Davies

Pat Steir: Drawings & prints with video by Molly Davies Vermont Arts 2016
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World renowned NYC painter Pat Steir will exhibit her prints and drawings for a large solo exhibition. Video of Pat Steir by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work.

Time: 6/17/16 12:00pm - 11/13/16 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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
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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
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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