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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

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Apr
16
2018
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Apr
18
2018

Spring Break Art Camp

Spring Break Art Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will host "Crazy Creature Creations," an Art Camp for students in grades K-6, with Zoë Marr Hilliard April 16-18, 2018. The three-day workshop will meet from 12:30 to 4:30 PM Monday through Wednesday during Spring Break.

Time: 4/16/18 12:30pm - 4/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Apr
16
2018
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Apr
18
2018

Crazy Creature Creations Art Camp

Crazy Creature Creations Art Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will host "Crazy Creature Creations," an Art Camp for students in grades K-6, with Zoë Marr Hilliard April 6-8, 2018. The three-day workshop will meet from 12:30 to 4:30 PM Monday through Wednesday during Spring Break. Seeking inspiration from books, folklore and a variety of materials, the class will explore creatures that have been hibernating in their imaginations over the winter.

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

Time: 4/16/18 12:30pm - 4/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Mar
6
2018
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Apr
28
2018

Artists to Watch Part I

Artists to Watch Part I Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This two-part exhibit of contemporary Vermont art is a collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council, Ric Kasini Kadour, and six guest curators. The 25 artists included come from all across the state and were identified as being on the verge of great work.

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead to ensure conference room is available for viewing.

Time: 3/6/18 8:00am - 4/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature"

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

After the Frost: Moments in Nature, an exhibit of mixed media and fabric collage by Artist Dianne Shullenberger, will exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts March 1-April 29, 2018 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. The exhibit combines Shullenberger’s natural object collage series, Circular Earth, and fabric collage series, After the Frost, both of which derive inspiration from her devoted attention to nature, and love of playing in the outdoors.

The Circular Earth series incorporates natural objects from Shullenberger’s collection, gathered from her travels and local habitats. In this series, seeds, twigs and other forms are cut into new shapes, exposing the insides, and undersides, to reveal that all stages in a plant’s life are artistic, not just the most recognizable ones: when they are in bloom. After the Frost, Shullenberger’s fabric collage series, highlights the after-blooming stage. This body of work stimulates the viewer’s appreciation of the unheralded stage, and are constructed by using very small pieces of fabric to form shapes, which are machine stitched into place. The process continues, layering and stitching into an extensive selection of fabrics and thread.

Shullenberger grew up in a household where clothes, curtains, and quilts were made rather than purchased. Her mother was a fashion designer and seamstress so there were always fabrics available for her art projects. Her journey as an artist started with Sumii watercolor classes at the Evanston Art Center, then gravitated to fiber after taking a trapunto quilting class. She continued to experimentation with textiles, and quickly evolved to her current technique of layered fabric collage.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape"

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Spirited Landscape, an exhibition of work by Marcia Hill, will be on exhibit in The Common Space Gallery at River Arts March 1 - April 29, 2018.

After taking a Community College drawing class in her sixties, Hill fell in love with pastels, admiring their intense colors, the ease with which she could layer, blend, and apply directly with her hands, and an immediacy that she had not found in other mediums.

Although Hill gravitates toward representational art, she is not interested in accurate depiction, rather, painting the landscape “that lies beneath what is visible to the eye”. To Hill, trees, pastures and clouds are sacred, which she expresses by exaggerating the movement in a scene, or intensifying and distorting color. Hill says “I believe that these changes to ‘reality” better reveal the truth underneath. Thus, I am more interested in majesty, and mystery and energy – in spirit – than I am in beauty per se.”

Join River Arts in celebrating Marcia Hill’s work on Thursday, March 1, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.


The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
10
2018
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May
4
2018

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe unveils new work by painter Galen Cheney in her solo exhibition Look Up . The exhibition will be on view March 10th through May 4th, with a reception on Friday, March 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm. Her artist talk will begin at 6:00pm.

The essence of the work exhibited in Look Up is process driven abstraction. Experimentation and exploration of materials are central to this body of work. Cheney’s paintings build physically in form - surfaces are built, carved, scraped into. Mixed media layers transform her paintings into a sculptural presence. Says Cheney of her process, “I want my paintings to brim with energy and tension, muscularity, fragility, and heart.” Cheney’s new body of work involves a deepened exploration of work created during a residency in China in 2015. She is now using multi-layered constructions, adding new ways of working liquid acrylic on raw canvas and collage. Cheney’s work is often described as a mixture of urban contemporary, bursting with energies of forces steeped in nature, and always pushing boundaries. Current influences are the work of Angel Otero, Mark Bradford, John Walker, among others.

Cheney, originally from Los Angeles, moved east and spent years working and exhibiting in Vermont. Her professional art practice spans nearly thirty years.The artist now lives and paints in North Adams, Massachusetts, minutes away from the creative energy of Mass MoCA. Cheney received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Her work has been shown and collected in Europe, Canada, China, and throughout the US. Recent exhibitions include The Painting Center in New York City, Gray Contemporary in Houston, Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China. Recognition for her work includes an exhibition award at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, residency fellowships to The Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China, as well as publication in New American Paintings, and a recent nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painting.

Cheney will also be teaching a painting workshop “Beauty in Process” at Helen Day Art Center on Saturday, March 10.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Apr
9
2018
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May
11
2018

They Went Whistling

They Went Whistling Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Wendy Copp creates elegant, humorous, and sometimes provocative figures, garb, and structures made of natural materials that she gathers from the land. Influenced by opera, literature, mythology and science, she is interested in the hidden stories behind the absent protagonist, the contemplation of mortality and transformation, as well as our uneven relationship with nature in the modern age.

Copp grew up in Lewisboro, a small town just outside of New York City and studied fine art and biology in school. For many years, she worked designing restaurants, residences and stores and has a great deal of experience with faux painting, murals and hand painting fabric. Copp has traveled nationally and internationally, working in NYC, Japan, India, California and all over New England. As the co-founder of Very Merry Theater, she was the artistic director during its start up years. In the midst of all of this, she designed products for Chandler 4 Corners, located in Manchester, VT and worked with artisans in India and Peru.

Time: 4/9/18 8:00am - 5/11/18 4:30pm
Location: Chiristine Price Gallery, Castleton
Feb
1
2018
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May
31
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Register now for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) @ Northern Vermont University-Johnson, August 5-11 2018.

CAMP is open to intermediate to advanced music students of orchestral instruments. Need based tuition assistance is available.

For more information and forms visit www.gmys-vt.org or email leah@gmys-vt.org.

Location: From the comfort of your home, Statewide
Apr
2
2018
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Jun
15
2018

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Curated by Dian Parker

These recent prints of Betsey Garand represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. The colors are layered biomorphic and geometric shapes, combining delicate nuances with accents of vibrancy and transparency. Garand uses a combination of techniques; woodcut, monotype, pochôir, spit-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and à la poupée. The prints create the luscious varieties of form, color, and change inherent in nature. These works are fluid, amorphic, richly colored, and intensely dynamic.

Betsey Garand is presently Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College in the Department of Art and the History of Art, where she is head of printmaking. Garand has shown in many exhibitions and in numerous public and private art collections; Dadapost Gallery-Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Arkansas Arts Center; Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku-Japan; Art Museum of Estonia. Awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and fellowships at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the MacDowell Colony.

Time: 4/2/18 10:00am - 6/15/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Apr
6
2018
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Jun
16
2018

'Barn Art'

'Barn Art' Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many barns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history. The Compass Music and Arts Center’s new exhibit ‘Barn Art’ is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Time: 4/6/18 10:00am - 6/16/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Merwin’s exhibit of oil paintings explodes with color and light. This series of over 18 pieces was created from 2015 to the present and celebrates the rites of spring in its color and vibrancy. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Braintree painter Carolyn Egeli exhibits her oil paintings celebrating Vermont and its people through landscapes and portraits. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Feb
27
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Vermont Landscapes

Vermont Landscapes Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Landscapes, a selection of paintings of Vermont, is installed in the public spaces of Lamoille County Courthouse through June 30. Organized by Bryan Memorial Gallery, the exhibition includes oils, watercolors, monoprints, pastels, and acrylics. The Courthouse is open to guests, except between noon and 12:30. There is no charge for this exhibit. Image is from a watercolor by Vladimir Vagin.

Time: 2/27/18 8:00am - 6/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Lamoille County Courthouse, Hyde Park