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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017
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
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
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
Oct
20
2017
– THRU –
Oct
29
2017

Vermont International Film Festival

Vermont International Film Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Oldest film festival in Vermont brings independent films from around the world in all genres and styles. 10 days of screenings, visiting filmmakers and daily receptions where people gather to talk, meet and greet, eat and imbibe.

Time: 10/20/17 1:00pm - 10/29/17 11:00pm
Location: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington
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
– THRU –
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
7
2017
– THRU –
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
2
2017
– THRU –
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
Monday, October 23, 2017
Aug
25
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Susan Bull Riley’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world, which was hers to explore as she grew up in a family that spent as much time outdoors as in. “Natural Affection” reflects three facets of her work: a love of botanical watercolor, a bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release, via art, the intensity of her affection for the landscapes of her native state. The exhibit runs from August 25 through October 28, with an opening reception on Friday, August 25 from 5:00-7:00.

Time: 8/25/17 10:00am - 10/28/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
Jul
8
2017
– THRU –
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
Oct
20
2017
– THRU –
Oct
29
2017

Vermont International Film Festival

Vermont International Film Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Oldest film festival in Vermont brings independent films from around the world in all genres and styles. 10 days of screenings, visiting filmmakers and daily receptions where people gather to talk, meet and greet, eat and imbibe.

Time: 10/20/17 1:00pm - 10/29/17 11:00pm
Location: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington
Sep
1
2017
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
7
2017
– THRU –
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
Oct
9
2017
– THRU –
Nov
8
2017

The Crackerjack Art Of Chuck Welch Networks and The FeMail XX Conspiracy

The Crackerjack Art Of Chuck Welch Networks and The FeMail XX Conspiracy Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Gala Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-8 p.m. at the Christine Price Gallery. Refreshments will be served!

Entitled "The Crackerjack Art Of Chuck Welch Networks The FeMail XX Conspiracy", this exhibition came together when Tara Verheide (aka Sinclair Scripa) invited Chuck Welch (aka The Cracker Jack Kid) to collaborate with her on a show that would feature what is often referred to as "NetWork Art", or art that is done in correspondence with one or more other artists. Welch, or 'Cracker' agreed, and it was decided he would contribute artwork created over years of 'networking", while Verheide or ‘Sinclair’ would provide a current survey of many NetWorker's artworks. Verheide would focus especially on pieces recently mailed to her from hundreds of artists, in over 20 countries, on the topics of Women as Scientific Artists and Networked Art as a Global Conspiracy. Together, Welch and Verheide have put together a stunning array of works, full of sharp contrasts and light commentary. Virtually every size, media, and approach to subjects and materials can be seen, from digital projects, writings and zines, to sound art, mailed art, poetry and performance art. Though seemingly unrelated, the thoughtful person will note the common thread: attitude; the attitude that daily life with its chance, spontaneous, personal, political, material and perfectly absurd offerings, is a place from which art can be practiced and shared via NetWorks. And for all that, Networked Art may be more interesting, free and significant than art made under the constraints of judgement and commodification. If there is a Networker Global Conspiracy it is this: art can be made by whoever, whenever and however the means are available. Just make sure and share it!

Time: 10/9/17 8:00am - 11/8/17 4:30pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Castleton University, 45 Alumni Dr., Castleton
Sep
2
2017
– THRU –
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
Oct
16
2017
– THRU –
Dec
1
2017

Integrated Arts Academy Family Portrait Project

Integrated Arts Academy Family Portrait Project Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This project celebrates the IAA community’s vibrancy and diversity through portraits taken by artist-in-residence Michelle Saffran and stories written by students. Michelle photographed families while teaching students about key concepts in portraiture. These images, coupled with stories written by children from over 20 countries, highlight what makes each family unique and remind us how we are all connected. There will be a reception during Montpelier Alive's December Art Walk on Friday, December 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Please note that the gallery is located within a working office. A portion of the artwork may not be available for viewing. We recommend calling ahead to check availability.

Time: 10/16/17 8:00am - 12/1/17 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Oct
4
2017
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Dec
29
2017

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Neddo expresses his personal vision using Stone Age technology (or primitive skills) to create works of wild-crafted fine art; making every part of his creations utilizing fibers, furs, berries, beeswax, mud, sticks, and stones to create the tools of his creative process—paintbrushes, ink, charcoal, paint, papers, and pens. The amazing works themselves are also crafted from homemade paints, inks, charcoals, and papers. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
4
2017
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Dec
29
2017

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This exhibit provides the viewer with a welcome escape to far-off environments. Here you will travel into the artist’s expansive pastures, cities, and seascapes that explode with color and light. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
16
2017
– THRU –
Dec
31
2017

John F. Parker Assemblage Art

John F. Parker Assemblage Art Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 21, 4-7pm, with the artist

After 40 years of designing and building houses, John Parker is now focusing on his lifelong passion of creating sculptural wall assemblages. Mechanical, geometric, and often with a story, these works represent the timelessness of old found materials, using only the original color and patina of the wood and objects.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Oct
2
2017
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Mar
30
2018

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Castleton University Art Galleries are excited to share "Living With The Earth," three collections of paintings by Joan Curtis, at Rutland City Hall. The Sunken Treasures group was engendered by abstracted still-life studies from Joan’s sculptures, which in turn suggest under-the-sea imagery. The panel group At One with Nature’s Wiles refers to humans living with dramatic changes in the world of nature. The Peaceable Kingdom series expresses the hope that we can continue to live with the wild animals of the Earth. All three collections were created between 2008 and 2015.

Time: 10/2/17 8:30am - 3/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Sep
20
2017
– THRU –
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