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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

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Oct
8
2017

Bear-A-Palooza

Bear-A-Palooza Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

It’s a Bear-A-Palooza at the Henry Sheldon Museum on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 pm. Bring everyone to a free family afternoon full of bear-related activities. Tour the Sheldon’s exhibit Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale featuring art and books by 20 Vermont children’s book illustrators/authors. Have your picture taken with your favorite bear in a special photo station. Enjoy a story in the read-aloud corner – artist and author Ashley Wolff will be on hand to read from some of her books. Make a bear puppet, create an original print and illustrate your own bear story. Count the bears in the jar for a prize. Remember, bring your favorite bear! The Sheldon Museum is located at One Park Street, Middlebury. For more information on the event or exhibit, visit www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org or call the Sheldon at 802-388-2117.

Time: 10/8/17 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Sep
8
2017
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Oct
8
2017

Refuge - Vermont Artists Respond

Refuge - Vermont Artists Respond Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge with works that evoke home, community, habitat, nature, faith, and sustenance.

Time: 9/8/17 10:00am - 10/8/17 5:00pm
Location: Kent Museum, Calais
Oct
6
2017
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Oct
8
2017

35th Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

35th Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

160 juried artists and artisans under heated Camelot tents - rain or shine. Specialty Food Tent. Food Court, Live Music, Craft Demos, VT Craft Beers by Idletyme Brewery, a d more. Adult admission $10, kids free.

Time: 10/6/17 10:00am - 10/8/17 5:00pm
Location: Topnotch Field on route 108, Stowe
Jun
23
2017
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Oct
8
2017

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

At the Brattleboro Museum (BMAC) for the Spring /Summer Series of Exhibits: June 23 - October 8
Mary Admasian: Site specific outdoor sculpture titled "Weighted Tears" and interior exhibit "Boundaries, Balance and Confinement" other artist featured at the museum: Wolf Kahn: "Density & Transparency", Nathalie Miebach: Lost Porches, Barbara Garber "Free Fall, William Chambers: "Spaceship of Dreams" and The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Time: 6/23/17 5:30pm - 10/8/17 8:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro
Oct
1
2017
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Oct
8
2017

"Joe Iconis and Family" at The Weston Playhouse

"Joe Iconis and Family" at The Weston Playhouse Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis brings his merry band of musical theatre punks back to Weston! Audiences will remember Joe and his family of actor/singer/musicians from our 2015 production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and the accompanying Cabaret. Join them for a rousing celebration of Joe’s award-winning songs, a unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree.

Composer, lyricist, bookwriter, and performer Joe Iconis’ music has been heard on NBC’s Smash, in top New York clubs like Feinstein’s 54 Below and Joe’s Pub, and in theatres across the country. He and his favorite collaborators will open our new second stage at Walker Farm during Vermont’s peak foliage week with some of the hottest work in the musical theatre.

Location: The Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Sep
29
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, this is the poignant and funny conclusion of Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy. Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing, while coping with their parents’ messy and gut-wrenching split. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the rest of the family is upset to hear a comedic rendition of their own trials and tribulations. How will Eugene and his brother balance their loyalties to their family and to their art?

Evening performances Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30

Matinees Thursday & Sunday at 2 pm

And Saturday Sept. 30th at 2 pm

Time: 9/29/17 7:30pm - 10/15/17 4:00pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street, Bennington
Jun
13
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Vermont abounds in accomplished children’s book artists and authors of regional and national reputation.This summer, eighteen are featured in the Sheldon Museum’s exhibit "Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale."

The featured exhibitors vary from artists/authors specializing in works that help children learn the alphabet and numbers, such as Mary Azarian, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, and Ashley Wolff, to those who concentrate on nature and travels, such as Jan Reynolds, Peter Lourie, and Jim Arnosky.

More traditional children’s stories are represented by the New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Harry Bliss, who takes his readers on trips to museums, while Thatcher Hurd introduces his readers to the creative energies of Art Dog, and Janet Hayward Burnham combines poetry with illustrations of dragons and cats. Sarah Dillard relates stories featuring miniature mice and chicks and Tracey Campbell Pearson depicts levitating youngsters and friendly elephants.

John and Jennifer Churchman provide magical photographs and stories of sheep and other farm friends. Jason Chin introduces eager young learners to mysteries of gravity and the wonders of the Galapagos, while Deirdre Gill explores winter dragons and train travel. Angels, animals, and friendship are colorful themes portrayed by Phoebe Stone. Desperate dogs and baby robins frolic through the stories by Eileen Christelow.

Book readings and author presentations are planned during the run of the exhibit.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
Jun
13
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents an exhibit of 18 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book authors/artists. Their paintings, illustrations, and photographs, as well as books that feature their artworks will be scattered throughout the museum to be enjoyed by visiting children and adults. Author readings, presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities are being planned throughout the run of the exhibit.

Included in the exhibit are works by Jim Arnosky, Mary Azarian, Harry Bliss, Janet Hayward Burnham, Jason Chin, Eileen Christelow, John and Jennifer Churchman, Sarah Dillard, Deirdre Gill, Thacher Hurd, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, Peter Lourie, Tracey Campbell Pearson, Jan Reynolds, Phoebe Stone, Ashley Wolff.

The many authors and artists vary in age, background, experience, and style, but all have chosen to live in Vermont, finding inspiration from the state’s landscape, agriculture, village life, and friendly neighbors. They also draw inspiration from their own childhood memories, as well as more recent experiences with their children and grandchildren. A child’s imagination is limitless and these artists/authors perfectly capture the whimsy of possibility. Their colorful and creative works will captivate visitors of all ages.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
16
2017

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Fantastic Wantastiquet is a new 'umbrella' festival covering Windham County and the immediate tri-state area, including Cheshire County NH and Franklin County MA. Most activities are concentrated in and around the Brattleboro area, but we explicitly embrace and publicize all arts and cultural activities in the larger area, particularly in the West River (Wantastiquet) valley watershed. The name 'Fantastic Wantastiquet' re-claims the original Abenaki name for the West River -- Wantastiquet -- and the larger Festival embraces traditional arts and cultural forms. In this inaugural year, the Festival is taking on special significance because Brattleboro has decided to embrace the Indigenous Peoples Day initiative in place of the National Columbus Day holiday weekend.

Location: Windham County, Vermont, Brattleboro
Oct
6
2017
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Oct
22
2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Welcome to the 1958 Springfield High School prom! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion. With over 30 classic hits from the 50s and 60s including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party!” The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical trip down memory lane.

Direction and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa

Time: 10/6/17 7:30pm - 10/22/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
16
2017
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Oct
22
2017

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly is an exhibition in which two women, working with the concept of sacred geometry, elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Time: 9/16/17 12:00pm - 10/22/17 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Sep
20
2017
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Oct
26
2017

A Doll's House

A Doll's House Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, argued that everyone, man or woman, had a right to be who they wanted to be. In A Doll’s House, protagonist Nora epitomizes struggles against the constraints of social conformity as she confronts her identity and the state of her marriage. Though Ibsen was writing in the 19th century, his masterpiece remains just as relevant as when it was written. As Mark Lawson writes, “Our culture is in moral chaos, with inquiries, trials, and debates agonizing over what we should think about politics, money, journalism, medicine, and sex, themes to which Ibsen…urgently returned.” – The Guardian

Location: The Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
5
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Robert Frost: This Verse Business

Robert Frost: This Verse Business Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

For nearly fifty years, Robert Frost “barded” around the country with his poetry, dry wit, and “promises to keep,” performing some of the greatest verse in the English canon and sharing his “wild surmises” on religion, science, poetic form, whatever was on his mind. Starring Emmy winning and Tony nominated actor Gordon Clapp, A.M. Dolan's This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also a personal view of Frost at his cabin.

Please call the box office at (802) 296-7000 or email boxoffice@northernstage.org for tickets or more information.

Time: 10/5/17 7:30pm - 10/28/17 9:30pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
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
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) celebrates Vermont's colorful scenery with a new exhibit of paintings and pastels by Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet. The show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape" runs September 1 through October 31. Opening reception is Friday, September 8, 5-7pm at the BAG, 7 Center Street, Brandon.

Rollet, who attended the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, moved to Vermont in 1983, and became captivated by the diversity of the landscape. As she describes it, "From mountains to meadows to farm fields and woodlands, the characteristics of the Vermont landscape are no different than the individual features of its citizens. The beauty of the countryside forming its profile and features is the essence of what I hope to portray in my work.”

Working in oils and pastels, Rollet paints in plein air when the weather allows. "The long winter months of Vermont drive me indoors," she concedes, "but on location color studies, notes and photographs allow me to complete pieces more comfortably in my studio."

The recipient of several awards for her work, Rollet is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, and International Association of Pastel Societies.

The BAG welcomes the public to the opening reception for Norma Jean Rollet's show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape” on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Lush pastoral landscapes of rural America are the subject of poetic and haunting paintings by Massachusetts artist, Dennis Sheehan, on exhibit in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room.

The exhibit is open daily through Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, the hours shift to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery Middle Room, Jeffersonville
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Land and Light and Water and Air

Land and Light and Water and Air Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual flagship landscape exhibition: LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR, features over 100 paintings of New England scenes by 50 artists. Prizes are awarded, including the prestigious Alden Bryan Medal for Best in Show. Gallery hours listed are through Columbus Day, after which the gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Sep
2
2017
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Nov
30
2017

LandARTLab 2017

LandARTLab 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

LandARTLab 2017 opens on Sept 2 at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Bring a picnic, walk the land, enjoy sculpture and a performance.

LandARTLab is an exhibition of site-specific works by 17 artists. Participating artists in 2017 include: Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nira Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Mary Admasian, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, and Jamie Townsend.

At 5 pm, on Sept. 2 at 5pm, choreographers Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz-Pullman will present the new work "Passing," performed by the 7 dancers and 2 musicians of the Passing Project. "Passing" features a large wooden and knotless netted linen set by Otto Pierce and Tracy Penfield.

LandARTLab is an extension of SculptureFest (Woodstock, VT), and is based at King Farm (Vermont Land Trust). The two locations are connected by a walking trail.

IMPORTANT - PARKING is at King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock, VT. Please note: no parking on Prosper Road.

Time: 9/2/17 4:00pm - 11/30/17 4:00pm
Location: King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock
Sep
15
2017
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Dec
10
2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition.

Time: 9/15/17 12:00pm - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury