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Dec
11
2015

Fine Art and Doughnuts

Fine Art and Doughnuts
Description:

Please join Jean Cherouny and friends for the celebration and sale of her recent art (cheap and pricy, series cards and graffiti bath mats, contemporary oil paintings) and doughnuts.

December 11th and early Friday affair, cash bar. 65 Main St, Middlebury, VT, Cash bar and good friends.

Great gifting ideas for the holidays.

Time: 12/11/15 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Marquis Theater, 65 Main Street, Middlebury, VT, Ripton
Dec
11
2015

Artists' Talk: Jim Giddings and Josh Bernbaum

Artists' Talk: Jim Giddings and Josh Bernbaum
Description:

On Friday, December 11, 7pm at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro, the public is invited to an artist' talk for glass artist Josh Bernbaum, and painter and gallery co-owner Jim Giddings. The two artists will are showing new work in two separate solo exhibits through January 3, 2016.The talk will explore the influence and practice of both artists.

Giddings' work is as much about scraping off paint as it is applying it, “By selectively leaving some paint and scraping or rubbing away other areas, I can retrieve the white paper surface and a lightness of feeling not unlike a successful watercolor. Then I add more paint, then remove, then add…. I’m trying to have it both ways: depth and richness of oil paint and watercolor-like delicacy.”

Jim Giddings’ paintings have been widely exhibited and collected. He taught art history and studio art, and has painted professionally for 45 years while also working as an art handler, picture framer, and member of local art associations. Along with his wife Petria Mitchell, Giddings founded Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts in 2014.

Bernbaum’s art glass mesmerizes with its vibrant colors and surprising intricate textures within this traditional medium. “I am most interested in color, especially color relationships in the works I create in blown glass. Utilizing traditional glass cane (or striping) techniques in new and personalized ways is the driving force behind most of my current designs.”

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts features innovative works by mid-career and established artists in a variety of media. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11-5 pm


Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
mailing: PO Box 2125
W Brattleboro, VT 05303
(802) 251-8290
info@mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com

12/11/2015
7 pm

Time: 12/11/15 7:00pm
Location: 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
Dec
11
2015

Vermont Choreographers' Showcase

Vermont Choreographers' Showcase
Description:

Vermont Choreographers' Showcase
Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College
FRIDAY December 11th, 2015, 7pm.

Enjoy an evening of new dance works by Vermont choreographers Erika Lawlor Schmidt, Paula Higa, The Montpelier Movement Collective, Lida Winfield, Scotty Hardwig and surprise guests. The evening will feature live music, projected film, innovative improvisation and dynamic choreography.

Tickets Available at the door or Middlebury Website.

Tickets are
$12 general public
$10 faculty/ staff /seniors
$6 students with id

Curated by Hanna Satterlee with support from Middlebury College and Christal Brown.

Photo Credit: George Bouret

Time: 12/11/15 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Montpelier
Dec
11
2015

Faculty Recital: Yutaka Kono, tuba w/ MetalWerx Quartet

Faculty Recital: Yutaka Kono, tuba w/ MetalWerx Quartet
Description:

MetalWerx is pleased to announce their fall concert which will feature University of Vermont (UVM) professor Ray Vega on "flicorno," aka flugelhorn, but we prefer soprano tuba; and UVM professor and orchestra conductor Yutaka Kono. Ray will play 2 new arrangements with us, written by Burlington pianist, UVM trombonist teacher, and composer Andrew Moroz.

Also featured will be the World Premiere of a Suite of Dances written by 13-year-old composer Calvin Wuthrich of Hinesburg.

Free and open to the public.

Time: 12/11/15 7:30pm
Location: University of Vermont Music Recital Hall, 384 So Prospect St, Burlington, Burlington
Dec
11
2015

La Voz de Tres with Michael Zsoldos

La Voz de Tres with Michael Zsoldos
Description:

Pentangle Arts presents "La Voz de Tres" with special guest "Michael Zsoldos"

*Part of Woodstock's Wassail Weekend Celebration

Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis blend the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America, original compositions and choice picks from the Great American Songbook in a surprising and refreshing improvisational texture. With special guest and saxophonist Michael Zsoldos.

Time: 12/11/15 7:30pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Dec
11
2015

Queen City Contra Dance

Queen City Contra Dance
Description:

Contra Dance is social dancing that has thrived in New England for centuries. It's a great way to meet your neighbors, get some exercise and enjoy live music! No experience necessary, the caller will teach each dance and tell you what to do.

Queen City Contra Dances welcome dancers of all ages and abilities with a beginner workshop at 7:45pm before each dance. December's dance will be played by Atlantic Crossing and called by Lausanne Allen.

Please bring $9 admission, a water bottle and a pair of clean soft-soled shoes for dancing.

Time: 12/11/15 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Shelburne Town Hall at 5376 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne
Dec
11
2015

Artist Talk: Emilio Perez

Artist Talk: Emilio Perez
Description:

Emilio Perez, Vermont Studio Center's December visiting artist will discuss his work as part of the VSC's free Lecture and Reading series.

Emilio Perez attended Pratt Institute and University of Florida's New World School of the Arts. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Miami Art Museum; Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Fundación ARCOmadrid, in Spain; Arkansas Art Center, in Little Rock; and in corporate collections, internationally. The artist's paintings were featured in the exhibitions Topographies at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in Buffalo; and Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture at the Hyde Park Art Center, in Chicago. Perez had solo exhibitions with Galerie Lelong in both New York and Paris and has been featured in group exhibitions in Dusseldorf, Philadelphia, Houston and St. Louis, among other international venues. Learn more at http://emilioperezart.com/

Time: 12/11/15 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Vermont Studio Center - Red Mill Dining Room - 80 Pearl Street - Johnson, VT 05656, Johnson
Dec
11
2015

43rd Christmas at Christ Church: 'Tis the Season

43rd Christmas at Christ Church: 'Tis the Season
Description:

Friends of Music at Guilford's holiday concert includes sacred and secular works performed by the Guilford Chamber Singers; instrumental interludes of Baroque-era tunes for the season from an archive of works recently collected in Bolivia; and Don McLean's dramatic reading of "The Christmas Lie,” set in Canada’s Alberta wilderness by Dorothy Thomas (1898–1990). Everyone sings a few traditional carols to get in the holiday spirit before heading away into the night. Stop at the FOMAG Holiday Boutique to stock up on cards, CDs, totes, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more. Door donations are shared with the Christ Church Preservation Fund.

Time: 12/11/15 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Location: Historic Christ Church, cor. Melendy Hill Rd. & Rt. 5, Guilford
Dec
11
2015
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Dec
13
2015

Into the Woods

Into the Woods
Description:

Spotted Pup Productions presents its fifth production, Into the Woods, in the style of the recent off-Broadway version at the Roundabout Theater Company in New York. Our show, directed by Nate Venet, has a cast of ten, with an emphasis on story, character, and music. Show dates and times: Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 13 at 6:00pm

There is no charge to reserve seats but donations are appreciated and all profits will benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont.

Time: 12/11/15 7:00pm - 12/13/15 11:59pm
Location: Main Street Landing Black Box Theater, Burlington
Nov
20
2015
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Dec
19
2015

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show
Description:

Small...Works! Less is More! An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Entertain your house guests with a visit to the gallery...you might find local art makes for a great gift! Includes 50/50! 50 sq inch panels, 50 artists, $50 each!

Opening reception
Friday, November 20th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Exhibit dates: November 20th - December 19th
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-4pm or by appointment

Time: 11/20/15 5:30pm - 12/19/15 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
May
23
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller - is available for immediate purchase in this gallery beginning in May. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Aug
1
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Impressions of New England

Impressions of New England
Description:

This annual exhibition will include over 60 scenes captured in paint and bronze. Seashores, rolling hills, foliage and New England wildlife will be just some of the subjects in this sales exhibit.

Time: 8/1/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Nov
6
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Rebecca Levi's Queering the Lines

Rebecca Levi's Queering the Lines
Description:

Rebecci Levi's solo exhibition:
Queering the Lines
Curated by Laura Di Piazza
Closes December 20th

In “Queering the Lines,” Rebecca Levi uses fabric and thread to subvert the norms of the embroidery medium with the unexpected, inviting a playful collision between traditional handicrafts and the untraditional themes of LGBTQ identity and gender performativity.
In viewing these pieces, we are pulled in to see and acknowledge the individual, as we are moved away from negative cultural stereotypes. Levi’s work disengages us from the pervasive heteronormativity of our culture. In series including "Bad Romance” and “Wrestling Girls,” she revisits mid-century comics and pinups in thread, inviting us to question who is the object of desire and who is doing the desiring. In her Bear series, she revisits vintage homoerotic physique magazines for contemporary “bear” culture, celebrating the bodies of both cisgender and transgender models.
This solo exhibition also includes selections from Levi's latest series,"100 Tumblr Bears Can't Be Wrong,” in which she explores 21st century online nude expression. She challenges the ephemeral nature of the blogosphere’s infinite scroll by reinterpreting snapshots and selfies in thread, preserving them as tangible, tactile objects.
Levi’s works provide a valuable opportunity to pause and question our socially conditioned assumptions about others and ourselves. They serve as an important reminder that visible representation of the traditionally underrepresented is indispensible.

rtist’s bio:
Rebecca Levi is a New York City born and based artist. She received her BA from McGill University in Montreal. Her embroidery and pen-and-ink work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions including The Center for Cultural Plurism at the University of Vermont (Burlington), The Bureau of General Services - Queer Division (New York), The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (New York), Soho Gallery for Digital Art (New York), Four Eleven Studio (Provincetown), Deluca Gallery (New York pop-up), Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), and Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Arts Projects (Toronto). Her embroidered work "Breakfast Boy" is one of the artworks featured in the Play Smart trading card series from Visual AIDS. She can be found online at rebeccalevi.com and on Instagram @rebeccaleviart.

Location: 58 Bridge Street, White River Junction
Nov
21
2015
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Dec
23
2015

Holiday Artisans Market

Holiday Artisans Market
Description:

Chandler’s annual holiday artisans market offers shoppers a wide array of fine gifts for the holidays. The market will be open Wednesdays 5-7 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 11 am-5 pm, Saturdays 9 am-3 pm, and Sundays 11 am-3 pm Nov. 21 through December 20. Last-minute shopping hours Monday through Wednesday Dec 21-23, 9 am-3 pm
For more information: 802-431-0204 or outreach@chandler-arts.org

Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph VT, Randolph
Nov
4
2015
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Dec
29
2015

Fine Art Gifts for Holiday Giving

Fine Art Gifts for Holiday Giving
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild is proud to announce an all member show, "Fine Art Gifts for Holiday Giving", Nov. 4 to Dec. 29, with an Opening Reception November 6, 5 - 7pm.
This is a rare opportunity to own or give original art for $200. or less. It will include paintings, mixed media, 3-D work, jewelry and fine craft. In addition, there will be a special group of "Small Affordable Originals" priced at $75. or less. A traditional favorite is the ornament tree offering a creative selection of handmade ornaments made by our members. Plan to attend the opening for first picks of these incredible and affordable works of art. The gallery is open every day 10am to 5pm.

7 Center St.
Brandon VT 05733
(802) 247-4956

Image shown: Icicles by Jean Cannon

Time: 11/4/15 10:00am - 12/29/15 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens
Description:

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. $5.00 suggested donation

For those of you who use writing classes as a way to set aside special time for your writing practice: Here is an irresistible gift … a clinic to keep your pen and mind in motion. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class.

River Arts hosts workshops, readings, and clinics devoted to supporting the myriad voices living within the community and surrounding areas. Read on to see what’s been going on, about to happen, and join us!

Time: 11/4/14 6:00pm - 12/29/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Nov
27
2015
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Dec
29
2015

The Festival Reimagined

The Festival Reimagined
Description:

Bennington Museum has been changing rapidly over the past few years as it works toward the goal of becoming a center for invention and imagination, where creativity of the past connects to the present, and inspires the future. In line with the new spirit, the annual festival is taking a new direction as well. The Festival Reimagined features an exhibition of works by regional artists who have reimagined, reinterpreted, or responded to Stephen Warren's 1894 Memory Ware Tower, one of the newest pieces in the museum’s collection. The Festival Reimagined presents twenty-eight contemporary works all available in a closed-bid auction through December 29. Bids can be made in person, or by fax or email. Participating artists include Bill Botzow, Kevin Bubriski, Katie Cleaver, Michael Egan, Marcy Hermansader, Brian Hewitt, Michele Holzapfel, Angus McCullough, Leslie Parke, and Jarvis Rockwell.

Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Jun
27
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist
Description:

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is proud to exhibit original artwork by former US Fish & Wildlife Artist Bob Hines, the only man to hold the title of National Wildlife Artist. Though lacking formal art training, Robert Warren Hines became the vehicle through which millions of citizens learned about their natural history. Hines became adept at capturing animals in motion in their natural habitat, every twist and turn expertly graced many wildlife stamps, illustrations, and other artwork. The AMFF will be exhibiting Bob Hines' fly fishing equipment, original artwork, and never-before-seen sketches. Not to be missed!

Time: 6/27/15 10:00am - 12/31/15 4:00pm
Location: American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester
Oct
6
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Interface - works by Almuth Palinkas and Jeanne Cariati

Interface - works by Almuth Palinkas and Jeanne Cariati
Description:

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 8 from 3:00 - 5:00 on the 5th Floor of the Pavilion Building. Central Vermont artists Jeanne Cariati and Almuth Palinkas are featured in the Governor’s Gallery for the months of October through December Their exhibit INTERFACE: Works by Almuth Palinkas and Jeanne Cariati—an intriguing mixture of Cariati’s alabaster sculptures in counterpoint to the fiber art and watercolors of Palinkas.

Time: 10/6/15 8:00am - 12/31/15 4:30pm
Location: The Governor's Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
21
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Outsider Art Inside

Outsider Art Inside
Description:

Nine artists’ work--all outsider art, all made by self-taught artists associated with Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE). A variety of human experiences represented in a fresh, raw way. Some of the art is nationally known as well as widely shown and collected.

Location: 136 State St., Montpelier
Nov
20
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Made

Made
Description:

Made was conceived in response to planBTV South End, a year-long, arts-focused community engagement process. The resulting plan is both a repository of citizen’s ideas, aspirations and concerns about the future of Burlington’s South End, as well as a roadmap of how we might get there. A central tenet of PlanBTV South End is the community’s desire to protect and expand the unique blend of arts, industry and enterprise as a foundation for moving forward in this resilient economic hub. Featuring the work of 21 South End-based artists and businesses that highlight and help define what is created in the Enterprise Zone, MADE attempts to capture the variety and scope of talent that is ever-present yet sometimes hidden from view in this vibrant creative community.

Artists
Alex Costantino, Eric Eickmann, Jane Frank, Catherine Hall, Ron Hernandez, Athena Kafantaris, Elliott Katz, Noah Lagle, Greg Mamczak, Rachel Morton, Alyssa Oxley, Kristin Richland, Toni-Lee Sangastiano, Mark Eliot Schwabe, and Chris Thompson

Businesses
Burlington Record Plant, Creston Electric Instruments, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Edlund, Burton, Conant Metal and Light

Presented by Burlington City Arts in partnership with SEABA and curated by Wylie Garcia, Mark Waskow, and DJ Hellerman.

PlanBTV South End is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, AARP, the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, Dealer.com and Burton.

Time: 11/20/15 12:00pm - 12/31/15 5:00pm
Location: The SEABA Center, Burlington
Oct
9
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Gabriel Tempesta: Our World, Charcoals & Casein

Gabriel Tempesta: Our World, Charcoals & Casein
Description:

Using the camera as his sketching tool, Gabriel Tempesta creates highly detailed impressions of his natural surroundings with charcoal, casein, and watercolor. His photorealist drawings challenge our sense of reality, calling into question the way we think about the familiar.

Time: 10/9/15 10:00am - 12/31/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Mar
17
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont
Description:

Experience the stone art of Vermont through "Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont," new virtual arts trail that maps the stories of some of the most magnificent, curious, and unusual examples of stone art in Central Vermont. By following the online app, viewers will learn the tales behind Barre’s imposing granite statues. They will visit the Vermont History Center and other landmarks such as Studio Place Arts and the Old Labor Hall. Heading over to Montpelier, the map tells the story of Vermont’s granite State House, and Green Mount Cemetery with its striking “Chapel-Vault” and stairs carved into native stone.

Location: Various locations in Central Vermont, Barre
Jan
1
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Essex Art League Art Exhibits

Essex Art League Art Exhibits
Description:

Come feast your eyes on beautiful artwork created by Essex Art League members! Take in the beauty of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastels, and mixed media which are on display and for sale at the following locations: Phoenix Books, Essex Outlet Mall - The Essex Town Offices, Essex Junction, The Old Red Mill, Jericho, and an exciting new gallery space at the Unsworth Law Offices, 26 Railroad Avenue in Essex Junction. New work is rotated regularly, so you can enjoy many return visits!

Location: Multiple locations, Essex Junction
Nov
11
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Celebrate!

Celebrate!
Description:

Celebrate!
Our annual local arts celebration that features a wide variety of fine art and crafts created by SPA member artists. The show is on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building and includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts. Added gallery hours in December. Go to: [www.studioplacearts.com] for details.

Exhibit Dates: November 11 – December 31, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tues.-Fri.: 11AM-5PM, Sat.: 12-4PM

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Oct
8
2015
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Dec
31
2015

wemosphere

wemosphere
Description:

The exhibit runs from October 8, to December 31
Opening Reception: October 8, from 5:00 – 7:00
Art Walk Reception: Dec 4, from 4:00 – 7:00

Time: 10/8/15 5:00pm - 12/31/15 11:59pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier
Sep
21
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Bob Aiken - Vermont Impressionist

Bob Aiken - Vermont Impressionist
Description:

Bob Aiken is considered Vermont's Impressionist. View a selection of his Vermont landscapes depicting rural fields, rivers, mountains and small villages. His paintings, done in acrylic with a palette knife, capture the changing reflections of light and shadow.

Monday-Friday: 11am-3pm, weekends by appointment

Location: Festival Gallery, 5031 Main St. #2 Village Square, Waitsfield
Dec
3
2015
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Jan
3
2016

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Jim Giddings & Josh Bernbaum

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Jim Giddings & Josh Bernbaum
Description:

On Thursday, December 3 from 5-7 pm at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro, the public is invited to an opening reception for two new solo exhibitions.Glass artist Josh Bernbaum, and painter and gallery co-owner Jim Giddings, will be showing new work in two separate solo exhibits. Both exhibits will be on display through January 3, 2016. A combined artist talk is scheduled for Friday, December 11 at 7pm.

Giddings' work is as much about scraping off paint as it is applying it, “By selectively leaving some paint and scraping or rubbing away other areas, I can retrieve the white paper surface and a lightness of feeling not unlike a successful watercolor. Then I add more paint, then remove, then add…. I’m trying to have it both ways: depth and richness of oil paint and watercolor-like delicacy.”

Jim Giddings’ paintings have been widely exhibited and collected. He taught art history and studio art, and has painted professionally for 45 years while also working as an art handler, picture framer, and member of local art associations. Along with his wife Petria Mitchell, Giddings founded Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts in 2014.

Bernbaum’s art glass mesmerizes with its vibrant colors and surprising intricate textures within this traditional medium. “I am most interested in color, especially color relationships in the works I create in blown glass. Utilizing traditional glass cane (or striping) techniques in new and personalized ways is the driving force behind most of my current designs.”

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts features innovative works by mid-career and established artists in a variety of media. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11-5 pm


Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
mailing: PO Box 2125
W Brattleboro, VT 05303
(802) 251-8290
info@mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com

Time: 12/3/15 5:00pm - 1/3/16 5:00pm
Location: 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
Dec
4
2015
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Jan
3
2016

Members' Art Show

Members' Art Show
Description:

The Members’ Art Show and Festival of Trees & Light brings together the community to share and celebrate the season through decorated evergreens, a Hanukkah display, and over 100 members’ art work.

Time: 12/4/15 5:00pm - 1/3/16 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Oct
3
2015
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Jan
3
2016

Eyes on the Land

Eyes on the Land
Description:

Eyes on the Land is organized in partnership with Shelburne Museum and the Vermont Land Trust, thirteen Vermont artists and the owners of conserved Vermont lands. The exhibition will be on view inside and on the grounds outside Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education, from October 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Click here to see the exhibition website.

The thirteen artists chosen for this project are: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray (film), Mark Nielsen (paint), Cameron Davis (paint), John Willis (photography), Caleb Kenna (photography), Brian D. Collier (multi-media), Dan Snow (sculpture), Karolina Kawiaka (sculpture/installation), Bonnie Acker (paint), Gowri Savoor (sculpture), Charlie Hunter (paint), Susan Abbott (paint) and Neil Riley (paint).

The Vermont Land Trust Lands include vegetable farms, modern dairy operations, working forests, river ways and recreational properties. They are (in no order): Bunker Farm, Harlow Farm, Russell Family Trust, Johnson Farm, Chareaugay Forestland, Preston Pond, Brewster Uplands, Butternut Mountain Farm, Bolton Nordic and Backcountry, Pine Island Community Farm, Virginia Stranahan Memorial Town Forest, Mettowee Valley, Champlain Orchards, Orange County Headwaters and Nulheganaki Tribal Forest.

Artists were paired with lands via the Vermont Land Trust one year ago. Now, from that pairing comes a full harvest of artworks in a variety of styles, techniques and processes. Vermont Land Trust describes each work as “a ‘visual essay’ that explores the artist’s personal responses to these protected places.”

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Oct
30
2015
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Jan
4
2016

Kim Barbour - Paintings

Kim Barbour - Paintings
Description:

River Arts presents - Kim Barbour - Paintings at the Morrisville Post Office

Kim Barbour, a native of Milford, New Hampshire, studied multiple visual arts disciplines. Her recent themes involve nature – particularly local landscapes. Barbour teaches acrylics at the River House Restaurant’s “Sip Studio” at The Stowe Inn. Recent exhibits include: The Bee’s Knees in Morrisville, River Arts 5th Annual Open Studio, Lanper Memorial Library in Hyde Park, and Aubuchon in Morrisville.

Morrisville Post Office • 16 Portland Street • Morrisville, VT
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm Sun Closed

Location: Morrisville Post Office, Morrisville
Nov
5
2015
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Jan
4
2016

Larry Golden - Traditional Painter

Larry Golden - Traditional Painter
Description:

Larry Golden – Traditional Painter

November 5, 2015 – January 4, 2016
Opening Reception - Thursday, November 5th 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Artist Talk at 6p.m.
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

The exhibit primarily features landscape paintings on canvas. Golden paints directly from nature, with a focus on capturing light. Says Golden, “When you paint on location, nature always provides the perfect color situation”. Golden’s work is influenced by Artists Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and George Inness. Also appearing in the exhibit is a collection of Golden’s paintings from his Pulp series – his subject matter taken from the news headlines and fiction magazines, lending a sense of humor in his heroic depiction of unlikely characters.

Lyndonville Artist Larry Golden received his M. A. from Pratt Institute – continuing his painting studies at the Art Students League of NYC and the Reilly School of Art in White Plains, New York. He has been teaching art for 42 years at the St. Johnsbury Academy, and has been painting daily for the last 50 years. Golden’s work appears in the permanent collection of the Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, the Vermont State House, Lyndon State College and the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire.

The Gallery at River Arts is located upstairs in the Robert C. Folley Hall at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Fridays - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261 or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: Morrisville, Morrisville
Nov
5
2015
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Jan
4
2016

River Arts Photo Co-op Exhibit

River Arts Photo Co-op Exhibit
Description:

River Arts is excited to present an eclectic collection of photographs from dedicated participants of the Photo Co-op in the Common Space Gallery on November 5th. The exhibit runs through January 4, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibiting artists include Nancy Banks, Drew Bressel, Dave Cacciamani, Chris Crothers, Kevin Fitzgerald, Krystal Goff, Ronald Kelly, Holly King, Scott King, Dorothy Koval, Bob Malbon, Marie LaPre Grabon, Virginia Patterson, Jim Robinson, Katherine Robinson, Susan Russo, Kent Shaw, and Mark Vandenberg.

The River Arts Photo Co-op, led by Kevin Fitzgerald and Kent Shaw, meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00p.m. at the River Arts Center. This drop in program for adults and teens provides photography enthusiasts with a way to gather, promote and share their experience and knowledge of photography in an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. No experience is necessary – just a love of photography and a desire for discovery, building skills, and connecting with others with a similar passion. The goal of the group is to promote the sharing of ideas, techniques and creativity through membership participation in workshops, competitions and monthly social gatherings. No registration is required. There is a suggested drop in donation of $5.

The Common Space Gallery is located at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. and Fridays 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call 802-888-1261 or visit the website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

(photograph: "Woodbury Road" by Kent Shaw)

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
6
2015
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Jan
9
2016

The Art of Giving - : - The Giving of Art

The Art of Giving - : - The Giving of Art
Description:

This Compass holiday show provides art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers with a selection of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and other gifts. Participating artists include Gayl Braisted, Christine Damm, Cindy Griffith, Marcia Hill, Christine Holzschuh, Lowell Snowdon Klock, Sara Longworth, Reanimated Threads, Judith Reilly, and Kristen Varian.

The exhibit runs through January 9th. A ‘Delights of December’ holiday reception will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 12-5pm where guests can enjoy tea, sweets and browse ‘The Art of Giving -:- The Giving of Art’ for holiday gifts and inspiration.

Time: 11/6/15 10:00am - 1/9/16 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Nov
20
2015
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Jan
16
2016

Tom Cullins: A Creative Life

Tom Cullins: A Creative Life
Description:

This retrospective pays tribute to the work and legacy of fourth-generation Vermonter and Burlington-based architect and artist Tom Cullins. As a Principal Emeritus of the notable design firm TruexCullins, examples of Cullins’ architectural accomplishments can be found throughout Burlington’s urban landscape. A life-long artist as well, Cullins creates artwork prolifically in a variety of mediums.

Tom Cullins : A Creative Life emphasizes the continuous nature of Cullins’ work and attempts to reveal the thematic connections within the entirety of his creative output. His achievements in architecture that construct our City’s milieu will be celebrated in concert with a collection of Cullins’ carefully composed paintings, photography, and sculpture.

Exhibition is sponsored by: Leunig’s Bistro & Café, TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, Champlain College, Pat Robins & Lisa Schamberg, Bill & Jane Shearer, Billy O’Brien & Timmy O’Brien, Michael Metz & Denise Shekerjian

This exhibition is possible with support from Bill Lockwood, Louis Mannie Lionni & Barbara Zucker, Reg & Joan Gignoux, Peter & Margie Stern, Liz & Jim Foster, Ralph desLauriers, Steve & Maggie Conant, Rolf Kielman, James C. & Judith R. Pizzagalli​, ​Edgewater Gallery and RIVEN.

Funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Farrell Distributing, Harpoon Brewery, Fluid Bar Service and Misery Loves Co. are proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events.

Time: 11/20/15 5:00pm - 1/16/16 5:00pm
Location: The BCA Center, Burlington
Nov
20
2015
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Jan
16
2016

Local Sale

Local Sale
Description:

Come shop for the holidays at the BCA Center’s annual show featuring affordable works by Vermont artists. All work is available for purchase and carry. Proceeds support the artists and BCA's gallery education scholarship fund.
Exhibiting artists include:

Mary Admasian, Ethan Bond-Watts, Elizabeth Ciano, Roger Coleman, Diane Gabriel, Adrienne Ginter, John Gonter, Mary Fran Lloyd, Kate Longmaid, Susan Osgood, Ken Russack, Joe Salerno, Gail Salzman, and Johanne Yordan

Time: 11/20/15 5:00pm - 1/16/16 5:00pm
Location: The BCA Center, Burlington
Nov
20
2015
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Jan
16
2016

SHAPESHIFTER: A COLLECTION OF WORK BY MAREVA MILLARC

SHAPESHIFTER: A COLLECTION OF WORK BY MAREVA MILLARC
Description:

A Collection of work in various mediums and sizes which is sure to make you a fan of abstraction. Mareva creates work that shifts and manipulates shapes and imagery. The result capitalizes on abstraction, suggesting with color, shape and movement a world of possibilities, Each piece is a stunning visual experience, capturing the infinite and undefined in the most subtle way.

Time: 11/20/15 5:00pm - 1/16/16 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Metro Gallery, Burlington
Dec
2
2015
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Jan
16
2016

Papered Walls: Photographs From Around The World, by Roy M. Vestrich

Papered Walls: Photographs From Around The World, by Roy M. Vestrich
Description:

Roy M. Vestrich brings a selection of his photographic work to the Castleton Downtown Gallery this winter season!
Vestrich describes the work as tightly framed photographs of degraded posters, chipped walls, aged objects and natural formations found in Europe, China, Australia, and North America. The images aspire to capture fleeting moments of culture and place while evoking an almost timeless painterly abstraction in composition, texture and palette.

ARTIST'S RECEPTION
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ~ Refreshments from Rays of Sunshine Bakery will be served
During his reception, Vestrich will also share with us a reading of his poetry at 7:00 p.m.


The Castleton Downtown Gallery, of Castleton University
Center St. Alley, Center Street
Rutland, VT
(Across the street from Yellow Deli)

Gallery Hours:
Wed. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Visit our Facebook page for updates, announcements, and holiday hours!
https://www.facebook.com/CastletonCollegeGalleries

Time: 12/2/15 11:00am - 1/16/16 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Oct
2
2015
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Mar
18
2016

Drop-in Kinder Arts - Ages 3-5 yrs

Drop-in Kinder Arts - Ages 3-5 yrs Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

FRIDAYS, STARTING OCTOBER 2ND 10:30-11:30AM
FREE

The River Arts’ Kinder Arts Program offers an innovative exploratory arts drop-in program for children ages 3-5.Celebrating its third year, the mission of the program continues to build self-esteem and skills in young artists through the process of creativity. Weekly workshops focus on experimentation - giving young artists an opportunity to explore materials and build on tactile experiences. Children have the opportunity to learn about artists through books, and looking at beautiful images. Music, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and sketchbook exercises are all a part of the adventure!

Instructor: Lesley Grant

* Participating children must be “bathroom savvy”. Cancelled if there is a Morrisville School cancellation due to weather conditions

Time: 10/2/15 10:30am - 3/18/16 11:30am
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
14
2015
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Mar
20
2016

Rodrigo Nava: Collagraphs for Sculpture

Rodrigo Nava: Collagraphs for Sculpture Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The gallery is open by appointment daily, year round, calling in advance 802-257-7898 is recommended or email to info@cxsilvergallery.com or to mail@rodrigonava.com (visits at other times of the day are also possible by prior arrangement for some days). Rodrigo Nava debuts at C.X. Silver Gallery his series of collagraph prints, a book accompanying this exhibition , and selected sculpture in new installations inside and out front of the gallery. Inspired by textures and shapes of vessels and other objects of his home and studio, Nava sees these collagraphs “as much a part of my oeuvre as the sculptures themselves” and values both their relic-like qualities of uncertainty and imperfection as remnants of his processes and experiences and the sculptural qualities of way the collagraph plate is prepared.

Time: 11/14/15 4:00pm - 3/20/16 8:00pm
Location: C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro
Oct
3
2015
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Apr
30
2016

Feather & Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm

Feather & Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Feather & Fur: Portraits Of Field, Forest & Farm

New Exhibit At The Great Hall to Open Saturday, October 3

Participant in Vermont Statewide Open Studio Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, VT— Feather & Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm is scheduled to open at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and run through the end of April 2016. The Great Hall is a participant in the Statewide Open Studio Weekend (October 3-4) and will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 11-4p. Regular viewing hours are 9-5p, Monday through Friday.

Artists featured include Richard CoFrancesco, Springfield, VT; Donna Ellery, McIndoe Falls, VT; Rick Hearn, Chester, VT; Lesley Heathcote, Brattleboro, VT; Jennifer Maharry, Culver City, CA; Christine Mix, Manchester Center, VT; Robin Truelove Stronk, Westmoreland, NH; Jamie Townsend, Springfield, VT and Adelaide Tyrol, Plainfield, VT.

Nina Jamison, Director of Exhibition says: “One of the goals of this new exhibit is to renew a sense of wonder and awareness for animals and nature. Inspired by their subjects and the natural world, the nine artists in Feather & Fur celebrate the beauty, intelligence and grace of animals and birds. The portraits convey a poetry and beauty that are part of the animal’s story. Some of the portraits are colorful, sweet and charming, even magical. Artist and art director, Adelaide Tyrol's 6’ by10’ canvass present a different perspective and suggest the regal yet darker side of nature.“

At the Saturday opening to meet the artists, VINS and artist Christine Mix will present live demonstrations. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Christine Mix will demonstrate how to draw animals. This will be followed by a presentation by Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) with an up close and personal encounter with live hawks and an owl. Cider and cider donuts along with seasonal faire will be served.

Nina Jamison, co-curated the show with Carolyn Enz Hack, an artist from Thetford Center whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her sculptures have also been exhibited in two different shows in the Great Hall – the inaugural show, Emergence, as well as in Fibrations.

Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Historic Fellows Gear Shaper on the Black River in Springfield, VT is now known as One Hundred River Street, featuring a medical center, retail stores, a café, and the soaring venue for public art—The Great Hall.

Visitors should use Pearl Street entrance only for October 3 and 4. The exhibits at the Great Hall are sponsored by Springfield Regional Development Corporation.

For more information go to: Facebook.com/GreatHallSpringfield (802) 885-3061

Time: 10/3/15 11:00am - 4/30/16 5:00pm
Location: Great Hall, Springfield
Nov
21
2015
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May
1
2016

Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum's Decoy Collection

Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum's Decoy Collection Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

Explore the illusory and deadly beauty of American wildfowl decoys in Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum’s Decoy Collection, on view in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.

Culled from the Museum’s renowned collection, the eighty decoys featured in the exhibition represent the work of master artisans, including: A. Elmer Crowell, Charles “Shang” Wheeler, Albert Laing, and Lemuel T. and Samuel Ward. The exhibition will feature thirteen different bird species ranging from black ducks and Canada geese, to swans, herons and shorebirds.

Operating under the principle that “birds of a feather flock together,” decoys are designed by hunters to lure game birds into gunning range by physically mimicking waterfowl in safe waters. Carvers of decoys are often also hunters, but no less naturalists and admirers of the beauty and diversity of their prey.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Nov
21
2015
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Jul
16
2016

Blue Ribbons & Burlesque: The Country-Fair Photography of Charles Fish

Blue Ribbons & Burlesque: The Country-Fair Photography of Charles Fish
Description:

The black and white photographs of Charles Fish capture nature and nurture, theatrical illusion, the pursuit of excellence, and even the guilty pleasures of fair food! This remarkable exhibit will be included with the admission fee to the museum until July, 2016.Opening reception November 21, 2015 includes talk by Charles Fish at 2:00 pm.

Time: 11/21/15 1:00pm - 7/16/16 4:00pm
Location: Vermont History Museum, Montpelier
Aug
6
0016
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Oct
16
2016

Kim Radochia: Murmurations

Kim Radochia: Murmurations
Description:

Walking the edge between sculpture and painting, Kim Radochia’s swirling paper assemblages encourage viewers to engage in the very kinds of natural movements they depict. Conceptually preoccupied with ‘Li,’ the ancient Chinese practice of gathering and organizing patterns found in nature, Kim finds inspiration for her abstract wall sculptures in the configurations of flocking birds called murmurations, water currents and lines, and geological formations. Thousands of meticulously painted and hand torn pieces of paper converge and disperse in each sculpture, pulling our gaze along, radiating movement and energy. The static becomes kinetic with the viewer’s participation, as color and form shift dramatically alongside our own movements. From each angle, Kim’s paper creations transform into seemingly new works of art.

Join us for an opening celebration Saturday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm!

Time: 8/6/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Nov
14
2015
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Dec
31
2016

Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective

Nye Ffarrabas: a walk on the inside - 50-year retrospective Vermont Arts 2016
Description:

The gallery is open by appointment daily, year round, calling in advance 802-257-7898 is recommended or email to info@cxsilvergallery.com (visits at other times of the day are also possible by prior arrangement for some days). Nye’s work transcends neat categorization and even pushes the boundaries of conventional definitions of ‘art’ with her event scores (instructions for participants in group and solo improvisation settings), poetry, the visual arts, wall pieces, drawings, text-based art, installations, found-object artifacts and sculpture, and photographic documentation of her performances and happenings. A monograph on Nye's work is available and can be previewed at magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.

Location: C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro
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