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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Feb
10
2017
– THRU –
Jun
24
2017

The SHE Project - Part I

The SHE Project - Part I Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The SHE Project – Part I
Kristen M. Watson and Mary Admasian

With a nod to the tradition of femmage, art constructed of found and saved objects that express a female narrative, the artists use mirrors, cosmetics, beautification products, and natural elements to address themes around self-confidence, worth, and age-related sexual power. They explore their own experiences as targets of aggressively marketed “beautification” products that promise youth, glamour, and success. Watson & Admasian create compelling works that comment on the influence of history, social norms, perception, social media, and vanity on the current state of womanhood.

February 10 - June 24, 2017
Castleton University Bank Gallery

Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.
Castleton University, Herrick Auditorium

Opening Reception
March 10, 5-8 p.m. with artist’s talk at 7 p.m.
CU Bank Gallery

Closing Reception
Friday, June 16, 5-8 p.m.
CU Bank Gallery

The CU Bank Gallery
104 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
On the corner of Center St. and Merchants Row
Thursday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Time: 2/10/17 12:00pm - 6/24/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
May
13
2017
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Jun
24
2017

“Notes From Underground” by Elizabeth Michelman

“Notes From Underground” by Elizabeth Michelman Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

"Notes From Underground" A Site-responsive Exhibition and Experiment in Democracy.
A closing artist's talk is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.

The rock-lined basement of the Castleton Downtown Gallery, in Downtown Rutland provides the setting for Elizabeth Michelman’s “Notes from Underground”. Michelman’s artistic musings guide us through experiences of language-as-form, form-as-language, the poetry of video and music, and the politics of making art.
Among the varied works are “Change” [a video installation, which ponders the meaning of life in a laundromat] and “Farewell Notes” [the musings of ghosts of violins from a world beyond]. The development of abstract color in the paintings of American Modernist Stuart Davis is a topic for Michelman’s interpretation and transformation in brightly colored vinyl collages. The integrated language, image, and music from letters and books of a twentieth century master inspired the theme-and-variations of her Matisse-Gilot Series, works of acrylic ink on paper.

Finally, Michelman once more brings to life for this exhibition her ongoing participatory work, "Moment of Recognition". This red-white-and-blue glass installation invites individuals to come together in building a community. The work was born in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and has evolved over time into an extended reaffirmation of the social compact of a democracy.
By lending your hand (writing) permanently toward the joint completion of the sculpture, you will personally build this statement and be given a clone for yourself. The price of participation has been held to $250 since inception to cover the artist’s costs. A portion of receipts will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Forms for participating in Moment of Recognition will be available from the artist or on site at the Castleton University Art Gallery (you are also welcome to E-mail us for a copy). Each new piece will be produced and added to the actual work during the course of the exhibition. More information available at: https://www.911memorial.org/registry/ezwordz/sow.

-- About the Artist --
Elizabeth Michelman’s interdisciplinary and conceptual art includes video and installation, sculpture, poetry, and painting. A resident of Brookline, MA, she holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Georgetown University Law Center, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and in other New England schools and museums. In addition to exhibiting her own art, Michelman has been curating exhibitions of public installation and conceptual art around Boston for over ten years. She has received numerous grants from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Brookline Community Foundation, and the North Attleboro Arts Commission. She received an award for works on paper from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2000. Her work has also been exhibited throughout The United States including exhibitions at The Soho20 Gallery in Chelsea (NYC), The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, The Women’s Museum of Dallas (TX), and The Attleboro Art Museum (MA). Her post-9/11 community sculpture “Moment of Recognition,” first shown at the “Art Works” community gallery in New Bedford in November, 2001, can be seen on the website of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

Time: 5/13/17 11:00am - 6/24/17 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
May
26
2017
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Jun
24
2017

The Syrian Experience as Art

The Syrian Experience as Art Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Syrian Experience As Art is a traveling exhibition from Castleton University representing the work of ten Syrian artists individually responding with creativity to loss and destruction. Please join ArtisTree Gallery in welcoming these works of humanity and connection. Opening Reception: Friday, May 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

Time: 5/26/17 11:00am - 6/24/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
Jun
24
2017

Opening Day Celebration: “Sculptural Sound Waves”

Opening Day Celebration: “Sculptural Sound Waves” Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Join us to inaugurate our fourth season when composer Matt LaRocca and collaborators will create a walking composition, ‘playing’ with the resonances of sculptures as we go, culminating with a grand finale on Faceted Rock’s 48 steel surfaces. Conversation and refreshments follow.

Time: 6/24/17 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 4280 Boston Post Road, Enosburg Falls
Jun
24
2017

Gallery opening: Scale

Gallery opening: Scale Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This exhibit curated by sculptor Jim Sardonis looks at how artists create their visions for Public Art through an display of maquettes- scale models- created by New England Sculptors.

Time: 6/24/17 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
May
4
2017
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Jun
25
2017

Traveling Artists

Traveling Artists Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Traveling Artists brings together 100 works by 60 mostly local artists - Vermont and New England - who have been traveling. Their journeys have taken them from as far flung destinations as Egypt, Utah, Italy (of course) and Greenland. Their paintings reflect their travels and the many seasons and reasons artists go afar to capture the light, the color and the unique compositions possible in places other than home.

Time: 5/4/17 11:00am - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May
5
2017
– THRU –
Jun
25
2017

Travels with Mary and Alden Bryan

Travels with Mary and Alden Bryan Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Mary Bryan (1907 - 1978) and Alden Bryan (1913 - 2001) travelled the world, capturing mezmerizing images everywhere they went. This show features some of the best works by both Mary and Alden from places across the country and around the globe. Works from the Caribbean, Africa, England, France and Australia. Come travel with them through their art.

Time: 5/5/17 11:00am - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
23
2017
– THRU –
Jun
26
2017

Wonder Woman (PG-13)

Wonder Woman (PG-13) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Time: 6/23/17 7:30pm - 6/26/17 10:00pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theater, Woodstock
May
5
2017
– THRU –
Jun
27
2017

Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography

Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) welcomes spring with a new exhibit of floral photographs by Richard Conrad and wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard. The show, "Fish, Fowl & Flowers" runs May 3rd through June 27th . Opening reception is May 5th, 5-7pm.

Vermont artists William Barnard and Richard Conrad both find inspiration from observing nature, sometimes with scientific precision. "I'm a vertebrate ecologist," explains Barnard. "The beginnings of my interest in art are reflected in the pages of my field notes." Like nature itself, Barnard's carved wooden fish, birds and other animals have evolved as he experiments with new techniques and media. "My early carvings were intended to be as realistic as my skills permitted, lately I've done a few more abstract pieces."

Photographer Richard Conrad started taking pictures in New York City in the 1960s. A move to Vermont in 1995 changed his focus. "I enjoy photographing Vermont's varied countryside throughout the year as well as its small towns and villages," says Conrad. "I also enjoy garden photography. My wife is an avid gardener and landscape designer. We get to see and share our visited gardens from two entirely different perspectives."

The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon is open daily from 10AM to 5PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

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

Time: 5/5/17 10:00am - 6/27/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
May
5
2017
– THRU –
Jul
2
2017

Splash of Color: Norma Montaigne

Splash of Color: Norma Montaigne Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

As Norma Montaigne enjoys working with different textures and mediums, she believes every idea can be executed in a number of ways. Color can be bold or soft; paint can be thick or washed out; surfaces can be wood, canvas, paper or of a three dimensional character. Each texture or medium is a calculated choice used to convey the concept, knowing that no one medium can solve every idea. She says searching for different mediums leads her to interesting places: “Experimenting challenges my every day and thought.” Montaigne presents a collection of her vibrant and varied work in ‘Splash of Color’ at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon from May 5 through July 2 with a reception Sunday, May 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Time: 5/5/17 10:00am - 7/2/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jun
22
2017
– THRU –
Jul
8
2017

Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck

Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly star in this thought-provoking family drama. Eileen’s brother Teddy has decided to move home and live in her basement. Her husband is less than thrilled about this. And Teddy is more than a little off his game. As the brother and sister struggle to understand their present and past, questions of betrayal, disappointment, and madness rise and fall. Who is saving whom?

Time: 6/22/17 7:30pm - 7/8/17 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Jun
23
2017
– THRU –
Jul
9
2017

Annual Members' Exhibition

Annual Members' Exhibition Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces their Annual Members’ Exhibition, June 10-July 9, 2017 at the Gallery, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter. There will be a reception for the artists, open to the public, on Saturday, June 10, 5-7 PM with refreshments and live music by Rick Redington.

For more information: (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 6/23/17 10:00am - 7/9/17 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
23
2017
– THRU –
Jul
9
2017

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Moonlight and Magnolias

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Moonlight and Magnolias Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

"Moonlight and Magnolias," which the Chicago Sun Times called a " hyperventilating slapstick comedy, an impassioned love song and a blazing critique of Hollywood,” tells the story of producer David O. Selznick shutting down production of his new epic "Gone with the Wind", a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchells' novel. The screenplay, sadly, just doesn't work. So the all-powerful movie mogul, while fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law sends a car for screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of "The Wizard of Oz.” Summoning both to his office, he locks the door, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become a blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time. Seeing Fleming and Selznick "act out" the novel, playing all the parts from Rhett Butler to Scarlet O'Hara is rip-roaringly funny. The cast includes Nathan Stith, who last season directed Oldcastle's production of “39 Steps" and Richard Howe, Oldcastle's Associate Artistic Director.

Time: 6/23/17 7:30pm - 7/9/17 9:30pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street, Bennington
Jun
21
2017
– THRU –
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
Jun
3
2017
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Jul
22
2017

Aqua: The Best of the Vermont Watercolor Society

Aqua: The Best of the Vermont Watercolor Society Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Now through July 22 in Waitsfield, Aqua is new to the Valley Arts Festival Gallery and is the annual juried exhibition of 30 outstanding watercolor paintings by artists of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Ron Bigony of the National Watercolor Society selected the paintings from a large pool of entries. Nationally recognized artist, Susan Abbott, will select individual paintings for special awards. The Gallery is at #2 Village Sq. in Waitsfield and is open Weds. – Sat., 1:00 – 5:00 pm. It’s free and open to the public so stop in soon! Pick up a free Valley Arts program, highlighting summer workshops, exhibitions and special events throughout the Mad River Valley during 2017.

Photo: In the Aqua Show by Annette Lorraine, “Respite”

Time: 6/3/17 1:00pm - 7/22/17 5:00pm
Location: Village Green Shopping Center ~ 5031 Main St. Waitsfield, 05673, Waitsfield
Jun
17
2017
– THRU –
Jul
22
2017

Show 18 at The Front

Show 18 at The Front Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

SHOW 18 is the latest group exhibition of the collective gallery’s roster of Vermont-based contemporary artists. Gallery hours are Friday 5 - 8 PM, Sat 11 AM-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists are also available for sale. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 6/17/17 5:00pm - 7/22/17 8:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, Montpelier
Jun
1
2017
– THRU –
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
16
2017
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Aug
26
2017

Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition

Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This is the fourth biennial exhibition including the “best of” recent or current Master of Fine Arts students from New England and New York. Curated by Gabriel Sosa. Join us for our opening reception Friday, June 16th 5pm-7pm.

Time: 6/16/17 10:00am - 8/26/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
4
2015
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Aug
31
2017

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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
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
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
Sunday, June 25, 2017
May
4
2017
– THRU –
Jun
25
2017

Traveling Artists

Traveling Artists Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Traveling Artists brings together 100 works by 60 mostly local artists - Vermont and New England - who have been traveling. Their journeys have taken them from as far flung destinations as Egypt, Utah, Italy (of course) and Greenland. Their paintings reflect their travels and the many seasons and reasons artists go afar to capture the light, the color and the unique compositions possible in places other than home.

Time: 5/4/17 11:00am - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May
5
2017
– THRU –
Jun
25
2017

Travels with Mary and Alden Bryan

Travels with Mary and Alden Bryan Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Mary Bryan (1907 - 1978) and Alden Bryan (1913 - 2001) travelled the world, capturing mezmerizing images everywhere they went. This show features some of the best works by both Mary and Alden from places across the country and around the globe. Works from the Caribbean, Africa, England, France and Australia. Come travel with them through their art.

Time: 5/5/17 11:00am - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
23
2017
– THRU –
Jun
26
2017

Wonder Woman (PG-13)

Wonder Woman (PG-13) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Time: 6/23/17 7:30pm - 6/26/17 10:00pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theater, Woodstock