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Monday, July 17, 2017

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Jul
17
2017

Figure Drawing Workshop with Live Model: Instruction by Ian Campbell Swordy

Figure Drawing Workshop with Live Model: Instruction by Ian Campbell Swordy
Description:

9 AM - 12:30 PM and / or 12:30 PM – 3 PM

Join us for a tour of our exhibitions, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros and Ready. Fire! Aim., in conjunction with a figure drawing class with instructor, Ian Campbell Swordy, in the presence of a live model.
 
Ian Campbell Swordy received his BFA from Hunter College (New York, NY), and his MFA from Yale University (New Haven, CT). He is currently a lecturer in the department of Studio Art at Dartmouth College.
 
Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or contact us to order a boxed lunch in advance.
 
Admission: Free
Adults only
Participants bring their own materials: newsprint or drawing paper; charcoal; drawing board. No wet materials please
 
Space is limited and registration is required: http://www.hallartfoundation.org/location/vermont/events

Time: 7/17/17 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, 544 Route 106, Reading
Jun
21
2017
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Jul
18
2017

for the air and in between

for the air and in between Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

FOR THE AIR AND IN BETWEEN features a series of sculptural drawings that live within the context of painting, drawing, and sculpture. The work explores the illusions of perception and consciousness and is inspired by the unknown. This solo exhibition is the culmination of Nicole Czapinski's year and a half long position living and working as a Staff-Artist at the Vermont Studio Center.

The show is on view at the Vermont Studio Center in the Red Mill Gallery from June 21 - July 18, 2017. The opening reception is June 21, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Please also visit www.nicoleczapinski.com.

Time: 6/21/17 6:30pm - 7/18/17 8:30pm
Location: Vermont Studio Center 80 Pearl Street, Johnson
Jul
10
2017
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Jul
22
2017

BIG PRINT! Steamroller Printing and Art Happening

BIG PRINT! Steamroller Printing and Art Happening
Description:

Be a part of an Art Happening: not for the timid! This class, with Catamount Arts exhibiting artist Julia Talcott, will take you through the concept, creation, and printing of a black and white large print. For five mornings, we will work with paintbrushes, woodcut tools, power tools and more to create an image on an oversize piece of wood or linoleum. The class will culminate with a day-long steamroller printing event, during which we will print our efforts.

Class fee: $180 for Catamount Arts members; $230 for non-members (includes a year-long membership in Catamount Arts).

Julia Talcott is a printmaker, illustrator, and teacher. Educated at Williams College and Cranbrook Academy of Art, she currently maintains a studio and teaches relief printmaking techniques at arts centers in the Boston area. Award-winning illustrator, creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she is a member of the Boston Printmakers, as well as the Bromfield Gallery. Her work is in private, museum and corporate collections, including the MFA Boston. She is a regular teacher and coordinator of Big Print, a steamroller printing event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. She recently received an Honorable Mention in the Arts Connect Juried Exhibition at Catamount Arts.

Time: 7/10/17 10:00am - 7/22/17 1:00am
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Jun
6
2017
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Jul
30
2017

Watercolor Coaching

Watercolor Coaching
Description:

The Watercolor coach , artist, author, and your friendly advisor Jo Mackenzie is hosting individual and small group coaching sessions in value shape painting for watercolor success in her home studio with beautiful flower gardens and access to nature trails. No new materials to buy. Coaching will start where you are having the most difficulty and move you toward painting the paintings you have always wanted to create. 10% off sessions booked before July 19th.

Time: 6/6/17 10:00am - 7/30/17 2:00pm
Location: Jo Mackenzie Studio, Adamant
Jul
7
2017
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Aug
4
2017

SPACE Pop Up Art Gallery Opening Reception

SPACE Pop Up Art Gallery Opening Reception
Description:

Join us in downtown Rutland for the second opening reception of the SPACE Pop Up Art Gallery! This event features live music, live story telling, free food, and pieces of art produced by local artists. Pop in before it pops out!

Time: 7/7/17 7:00pm - 8/4/17 9:00pm
Location: 116 Merchants Row, Rutland
Jun
24
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage
Description:

Developed in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, this special exhibit brings together garments and accessories made by contemporary Abenaki artists with rare images of previous generations. On view at LCMM from June 24 through August 13, 2017. With Museum admission. Meet the artists at Abenaki Heritage Weekend, June 24-25.

Time: 6/24/17 10:00am - 8/13/17 5:00pm
Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes
Jun
30
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Susanne Peck Daily Art

Susanne Peck Daily Art
Description:

Susanne Peck spent most of her professional life in the NYC area and relocated to Vermont in 2008. A classical singer, educator and conductor, she has always made art and has been drawing commissioned portraits for 26 years.

Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Jun
1
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Katie Loesel "Geology in the Anthropocene"

Katie Loesel "Geology in the Anthropocene" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Katie Loesel’s current work uses abstraction and color to explore ideas of geological history, microscopic surfaces, and rock formations. Her interest in human influence on climate change and plastic as a distinct marker of our current era play into the shapes and forms. Loesel explains, "Plastiglomerate is a new type of rock formation that has been proposed as a geological marker of our current epoch, the Anthropocene, created from a mixture of natural and sedimentary elements fused by plastic from the ocean. The horror and intrigue from this distinctly human interference inspires the shape, form, and color that meld together through layers in the artwork. The appearance of these objects in the work are strangely playful, yet expose our flaws as creators of this plastic virus that is becoming layered into our history." The subjects in the artwork develop and grow in complexity throughout the process of making and layering and range from simple, overlapping shapes, to complicated structures.

The exhibit will be on display June 1 through August 18th. The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9-4pm. Admission is free. For more information call 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/1/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
6
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Elise Whittemore "Specimens"

Elise Whittemore "Specimens" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Elise Whittemore's exhibit of woodblock prints is inspired by hours of drawing dried algae in the Pringle Herbarium at the University of Vermont. The series is made from a set of ten different woodblocks, used together in different combinations, each created as a single monoprint. The prints themselves are a response to the act of printing— the accumulation of color and form on the paper—and they echo the memory of trays upon trays pulled out of cabinets filled with thousands of specimens.

Whittemore's subject matter is nature — plants, leaves, and algae — but the way she chooses to make them seems more to the point. The physical nature of creating plates makes awkward the process of ‘drawing’ and forces her hand away from familiar assumptions.

Join us Thursday, July 13th from 5-7pm, for a Reception and Artist Talk

The exhibit will be on display June 6- August 18th. The Copley Common Space Gallery is located on the main floor at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m, Fridays 9:00 – 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/6/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jul
14
2017
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Aug
20
2017

Biology of Thought by Holly Wong

Biology of Thought by Holly Wong Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is pleased to announce an installation by San Francisco artist Holly Wong July 14-August 20, 2017. “Biology of Thought” speaks to the hard to define nature of being whole and alive. Using various materials such as medical gauze, oxygen tubing, wire, Dura-Lene plastic, fashion magazine clippings, and plastic bags, Ms. Wong strives to reconnect in herself what has been fragmented. https://hollywongart.com/

For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/14/17 10:00am - 8/20/17 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jul
1
2017
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Aug
29
2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In July and August of 2017, the Brandon Artist Guild (The BAG) will celebrate one of its own founders, Warren Kimble, with an exhibition featuring the universally appealing folk art that has made him famous beginning in 1987. The twist is that the folk art imagery he presents this summer is a new body of artwork.

Kimble’s beloved version of Americana — art that tells stories of a simple, less complicated era — is the genre for which he is most known. In recent years, however, the prolific artist has delved into other subjects with timely content, such as the Widows of War installations, or with humor and satire (The House of Cards collection). And he has continued his insatiable exploration of abstract images, both in painting (such as the “Cosmos” series, relating to Earth and the Universe) and in sculpture — the masculine assemblages shown at Burlington’s Frog Hollow venue, March of 2017.

Now, to the delight of his many fans, the summer 2017 BAG exhibition will show Warren Kimble in a current mood of nostalgia, once again painting his signature animal, barn, and homestead scenes on antique wooden boards and other found objects. The artist combines his love of New England painting, architecture, and artisan imagery and applies this considerable knowledge of antiques and artifacts to the creation of his visionary folk art. The delicate details, gentle humor, and whimsy speak to the child in all of us, offering a peaceful retreat into a serene fantasy world of olden times.

Warren Kimble — Folk Art 2017 is on view from June 30 to August 29, 2017, with a reception for the public on Friday, June 30, 5 - 7 PM. Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon, VT 05733. Information: 802 247 4956.

Time: 7/1/17 10:00am - 8/29/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Jul
11
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Planetary Gods and Goddesses

Planetary Gods and Goddesses
Description:

Now through August, the Barre Opera House features a playful, cosmic art exhibit by Calais resident, Kelley Hunter. Poster-sized images from Hunter's recently published "Planetary Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book," shown both in black-and-white and as colored by participants in local workshops, introduce viewers to our expanding solar system. Recently astronomers have been discovering many small, icy planetoids in the far solar system, near and beyond Pluto. Many are being named for indigenous creator gods from cultures around the world. "I am excited to show people, especially kids, about our new solar system neighbors and their stories from around the world," says Hunter, an internationally-respected astrologer and mythologist. "The sky is reflecting our increasing awareness of global inter-relatedness." The lobby gallery is open weekdays, 9:00-4:30. Pick up a free illustration to color, bring it back and add your image to the show. A Meet-and-Greet with the Artist will be held on Friday, August 11 from 2:30-4:30pm. Coloring books will be available, and are carried by local area bookstores and online.

Time: 7/11/17 9:00am - 8/31/17 4:30am
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Jun
29
2017
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Sep
4
2017

Frank Mason in Vermont: Artist and Teacher

Frank Mason in Vermont:  Artist and Teacher Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Works by Frank Mason (1921 - 2009) will be featured at Bryan Memorial Gallery this summer alongside paintings by 45 of his students.

Mason, himself a precocious student, studied in the first class of the Music and Arts High School in New York City before winning a scholarship to attend the Art Students League. There he studied with Frank Vincent Dumond, until Dumond’s death in 1951, when he became Dumand’s successor at the Art Students League, a position Mason held until his death.

Among the characteristics of Mason’s teaching was “summers in Vermont.” Moving his classroom outdoors to the lush environs of Lamoille County, VT he taught plein air painting for a month near or in Stowe. Multiple painting students with their easels would set up alongside dirt roads, overlooking rolling fields with mountainous backdrops and perhaps a village tucked away in the distance, Mason’s choice for that day’s lessons. Critiques and meals together would follow, and this was the agenda for the entire month of June.
Whatever the magic in Mason’s reign over those summer gatherings, they took place annually for 40 years, and today, 8 summers after his death, they continue with many of his former students spending the month of June painting in Vermont.

Time: 6/29/17 11:00am - 9/4/17 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
29
2017
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Sep
4
2017

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Her Students

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Her Students Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Massachusetts painter Dianne Panarelli Miller is the subject of an exhibition in the Middle Room at Bryan Memorial Gallery this summer. Paired with several of her students, the exhibit will run concurrently with an exhibition in the Main Gallery of works by the late Frank Mason and 45 of the students he taught and inspired in New York and Vermont over four decades.

Miller herself studied with Robert Douglas Hunter, subject of last summer's main exhibit at the Bryan. Miller's paintings in this exhibit are primarily landscapes from throughout New England, and her travels in Spain and Italy.

Time: 6/29/17 11:00am - 9/4/17 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
5
2017
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Sep
29
2017

A Path Well Traveled - Selected works by Ed Epstein and George Kurjanowicz

A Path Well Traveled - Selected works by Ed Epstein and George Kurjanowicz Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summertime exhibition, A Path Well Traveled, featuring the highly skilled Vermont duo of multidisciplinary artist Ed Epstein and sculptor George Kurjanowicz. These artists present a strong and dynamic narrative of portraiture, landscapes, and organic sculptural forms. An opening reception will take place on July 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 7/5/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
5
2017
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Sep
29
2017

Bridging Worlds - Paintings by Hunter Eddy

Bridging Worlds - Paintings by Hunter Eddy Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Eddy from July 5 – September 29, 2017. The selected paintings in this exhibit were created from 2010 to 2017 and are a combination of carefully staged portraiture and still-life themes. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, July 12 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

Time: 7/5/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
12
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Odanaksis: Summertime in Lyme

Odanaksis: Summertime in Lyme
Description:

Odanaksis, the Abenaki term for "little village," is an informal group who come together on
Thursday mornings at different outdoor painting venues. Founded 14 years ago by four
students in local watercolor classes, the painters found inspiration for their homework
practice at a spot just north of the East Thetford/Lyme Bridge on River Road in Lyme, New
Hampshire. This show gives the viewer the sense of the place in different parts of Lyme and
other places in the Upper Valley through Odanaksis artists’ eyes and different mediums. This
past year Odanaksis Art Group painted Thursdays year-round from Newbury, Vermont to
Cornish, New Hampshire along the Connecticut River.
Artists: Anne Rose, Jonathan Rose, Anne Webster Grant, Gail M Barton, Helen Elder, Susan
Rump, Linda Laundry, Jo Tate, Becky Cook, Karen Chalom, Rebecca Bense, Le Lieu Brown.

Time: 7/12/17 10:00am - 9/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Converse Free Library, 38 Union Street, Lyme NH, Outside Vermont
Jul
8
2017
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Oct
29
2017

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Please join us for the 20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)! One of the area's longest running consecutive art exhibitions, this year's iteration will feature an array of different media, and eclectic styles of sculpture spread over the Vermont Arts Exchange campus and surrounding areas. This year's show will feature works by over thirty nationally recognized, as well as local area artists. Local band "Ransom Notes" will be playing the opening event July 8th, 4-8 PM, with food and drinks provided by Harvest Brewing. We hope to see you there!

Location: Vermont Arts Exchange and surrounding locations, North Bennington
May
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show
Description:

What would ornithology be without math? How do artists integrate a sense of number with the wonder of birds?

Inspired by these questions (and more), we sought works that might express the art of math, bridging the real and imaginary, with birds silly and significant. We call it Birding by the Numbers and invite you to visit.

Daily Through October • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Included with Museum Admission (free for members)

Artists include:
Brian Machanic
Carol MacDonald
Carol McDowell
Carol Talmage
Claudette Eaton
Colin Talmage
Elizabeth Spinney
Jackie Mangione
Judy Dow
Katherine Guttman
Katherine Moran
Kerry and Linda Hurd
Kimberly Sultze + Jon Hyde
Kir Talmage
Linda Di Sante
Meg Walker
Nancy Stone
Nancy Tomczak
Rachel Grossman
Stephanie Leap
Tina Valentinetti

(Image: a portion of Judy Dow's "Birds in My Backyard" quilt, copyright © Judy Dow. Used by permission)

Location: Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington