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Jun
20
2017

Bob Dylan and His Band

Bob Dylan and His Band
Description:

Ben & Jerry's Concerts on the Green presented by Higher Ground

Time: 6/20/17 6:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Burlington
Jun
20
2017

ART-SEED: Film Screening and Conversations with Jules Rosskam and Zoe Crosher

ART-SEED: Film Screening and Conversations with Jules Rosskam and Zoe Crosher Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

At this weeks ART-SEED, we are invited to consider personal mythology and its relationship to the American Landscape. We will be watching a new film by Jules Rosskam and discussing the work of visual artist and novelist, Zoe Crosher.

Time: 6/20/17 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Marble House Project 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset
Jun
15
2017
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Jun
20
2017

Community Listening Sessions

Community Listening Sessions Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Thursday, June 15 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, June 17 1:00pm-2:30pm
Sunday, June 18 1:00pm-2:30pm
Tuesday, June 20th 7:00pm-8:30pm

Come to the Highland Center for the Arts and learn first-hand about all that is happening at your new arts center. Following a tour of this brand new facility, engage in a question and answer period with members of the staff and board. We want to hear your interests, ideas, hopes, and dreams as we develop and operate a welcoming venue for assembly, artistic expression, entertainment, education and refreshment.

RSVP to info@highlandartsvt.org. Please note which day you would like to attend and how many people will be joining you. All sessions are free.

More information at www.highlandartsvt.org

Time: 6/15/17 7:00pm - 6/20/17 8:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Jun
19
2017
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Jun
21
2017

Landscape Oil Painting: Sound Principles to Build Upon

Landscape Oil Painting:  Sound Principles to Build Upon Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This three day workshop will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to landscape painting. Painting out-of-doors, en plein-air will be a major focus of the study after the basics are covered. Whether just starting out or a seasoned painter, sound principles are a key foundation. Discussions and lectures on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, developing atmospheric distance and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork you painting). Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own.

A list of suggested materials will be provided upon receipt of your registration.

Attendance is extremely limited, so please register early. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Time: 6/19/17 10:00am - 6/21/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
19
2017
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Jun
23
2017

Drawing & Watercolor Camp: Children (Ages 6-12)

Drawing & Watercolor Camp: Children (Ages 6-12)
Description:

DATE & TIME
Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 9:00am-12:00pm
EVENT DESCRIPTION
Explore the nature and architecture of the homestead through drawing, nature journals and watercolor painting. Make your own handmade books for sketching and finished work. Drawing will include direct observation of nature, drawing games and techniques to improve your skills. Explore the natural surroundings of the gardens, trail and stream while nature journaling. Learn new painting methods and practice watercolors at the buildings, forests and pond. Students will also have time to complete finished drawings and paintings. Instruction will be tailored to children’s experience and interests. Taught by Jennifer Brown.
LOCATION
Morrill Homestead Education Center & Grounds
214 Morrill Memorial Highway
Strafford, Vermont 05072
PRICE TO ATTEND
$125 per child
REGISTRATION
Please preregister:
· Online: https://www.morrillhomestead.org/news-events/2017-programs-events-exhibits/#7
· Email: director@morrillhomestead.org
· Phone: 802-765-4288

Time: 6/19/17 9:00am - 6/23/17 12:00pm
Location: Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford
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
May
20
2017
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Jun
27
2017

The Arts Council of Windham County Needs a New Look! Can you help us?

The Arts Council of Windham County Needs a New Look! Can you help us?
Description:

We are inviting artists throughout the region to participate in our new logo contest. We are looking for artists to design a new logo for use by the Arts Council of Windham County & for our Gallery Walk! Our logo contest is being supported by a number of sponsors including the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, Latchis Theatre, Mondo Mediaworks, River Gallery School, T.J. Buckley's, and Zephyr Designs.

We are searching high and low for an artist or designer to craft new logos for use for the Arts Council of WIndham County and with our monthly Gallery Walk, is that you? Entries can include a range from typography and photography to drawing, painting or other types of visual submissions. We do understand that there is a range of art forms and in the future, the Arts Council of Windham County will be inviting artists from other genres to participate in creating other kinds of materials for the Arts Council.

For serious consideration, all submissions must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG file by emailing Shanta Lee Gander at Shantalee.Gander@acwc.us. Information will also be provided at www.acwc.us. Deadline for all entries is Tuesday, June 27, 2017. All submissions will be shared with a panel of judges and the winners will be announced in early July.

The winner who designs the ACWC logo or the Gallery Walk logo will receive the following prize packages:

ACWC Logo winner will receive:
A $200 Gift Certificate from the River Gallery School to use towards a class;
$50 Gift certificate to T.J. Buckley's;
Latchis Theatre Movie Package: Complete with Movie Tickets and Popcorn;
A year-long membership to the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (only if you are a new or returning member);
A feature on ACWC BCTV show ArtStory along with other local media promotion;
1/2 page Ad in the Gallery Walk book (for the month of your choosing);

Gallery Walk Logo winner will receive:
$50 Gift Certificate from Zephyrs
1 Hour of digital marketing consultation with Mondo Mediaworks
Latchis Theatre Movie Package: Complete with Movie Tickets and Popcorn
A year-long membership to the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (if you are a new or returning member)
A feature on ArtStory along with other local media promotion.
1/4 page Ad space in the Gallery Walk book (for the month of your choosing)
Good luck to all potential contest entrants and may the best designs win!

The Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) works to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in Windham County by acting as a resource hub for artists while connecting people with the culture of the southern Vermont watershed area.

Time: 5/20/17 12:00am - 6/27/17 12:00pm
Location: Arts Council of Windham County, Brattleboro
May
5
2017
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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
Apr
5
2017
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Jun
30
2017

MOMENTS - Watercolors by Jo MacKenzie

MOMENTS -  Watercolors by Jo MacKenzie Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Jo MacKenzie’s watercolor paintings on paper bring the bright, airy, fresh light of spring and summer within lovely domestic interiors. The show also features a vivid array of beautifully painted details within floral images. Opening reception April 13 from 4-7 PM. Photo ID required for gallery entry.

Time: 4/5/17 8:00am - 6/30/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
5
2017
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Jun
30
2017

FROM NATURE TO ABSTRACT - Works by Maria Anghelache

FROM NATURE TO ABSTRACT - Works by Maria Anghelache Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Anghelache blends abstract objects and form directly from her observation of the natural world, creating pastels and acrylic works on paper and canvas with a free-flowing, dimensional fluidity. In her work, she appears to both build up and break down natural elements into their constituent parts to get to the very essence of nature. Opening reception April 13 from 4-7 PM.

Time: 4/5/17 8:00am - 6/30/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
May
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

Retrospective - Sculpture & Paintings

Retrospective - Sculpture & Paintings
Description:

Reception: Sunday, May 7 from 5-7 pm

Show is open May 1 - June 30

Time: 5/1/17 1:00pm - 6/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Studio Center - Gallery 2, 30 Pearl Street, Johnson
Jun
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

“The Leftovers”

“The Leftovers”
Description:

Stencil and spray paint designs by artist DJ Barry
Karen Kitzmiller Room & The Non-Fiction Room
On display through the month of June.

Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
May
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

Spring Fever Group Art Exhibit

Spring Fever Group Art Exhibit
Description:

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain

Spring Fever
This is a showcase of artwork that speaks to the “pull” we all may feel at this time of year. The weather is finally warm and there are more hours to revel in sunlight, but it could still snow at any point... it feels as though anything is actually possible. This time, at the threshold of seasons, pronounces feelings of anticipation and the excitement of what is to come. The artists included in this show are celebrating this frenetic energy in many forms, from sculptures to zines, photographs and paintings. Most works are for sale.
Artists include: Amy Anselmo, E.Bay, Kristen Blaker, Renee Bouchard, T.W Collins, Trippe Cullinane, Aimee LaPorte, Tom Longtin, Charlotte Lyons, Ray Mullineaux, Madalyn Olson, Jill Van Orden and Rhonda Ratray

The Gallery at The Left Bank is part of a community space where classes, lectures, music and other activities abound.
The space is usually open weekdays from 10-3 pm and often on Wednesday and Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm
you may also make an appointment by contacting

for more information or to confirm a visit, please contact rhondaratray@gmail.com or amyanselmovt@gmail.com

photo by TW Collins

Location: The Left Bank, North Bennington
May
5
2017
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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
May
2
2017
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Jul
7
2017

"A Change in the Weather"

"A Change in the Weather"
Description:

A Change in the Weather
A Joint Exhibit of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy
T.W. Wood Gallery
May 2, 2017-July 7, 2017

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce a joint exhibit of the works of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy. The exhibit will be open for viewing from Tuesday, May 2, through Friday July 7, 2017. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase works on Friday, May 5 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery with a presentation by the artists at 6:00 pm. This event is part of Montpelier’s Art Walk. Music with the CBT band will be playing before the talk.

Ms. Murphy’s professional life has been as a botanical and natural history illustrator. Ms. Murphy has an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and has attended the Parsons School of Design, Humboldt Field Research Institute, along with other art educational programs. She said of her artwork ”This past summer my brother invited me on a river trip down the Noatak River in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park. It was a place so remote, so far from human habitation that I felt as if I was entering into a living, breathing, unfamiliar organism- a sentient macrocosm made up of many smaller interconnecting systems.

This remote place was mysterious and revealing, fragile and fierce, beautiful and frightening. The paintings here are an attempt to understand these contradicting features and to come to terms with the vulnerability of our complex planet as it responds to unprecedented and perhaps irrevocable changes.”

Mr. Murphy was a newspaper photographer and photo editor in Wyoming and Alaska for 37 years. During that time he was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service in 1989, and his staff was nominated for the Pulitzer in News Photography for their coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Since the end of his newspaper career Mr. Murphy has worked as an editor of photography books, a freelance photographer, the leader of wilderness photography workshops, and as a professor of journalism at the University of Alaska. He is currently working on a body of photographs documenting the effects of climate change in the Alaska Arctic."

Mr. Murphy noted: "These Alaska landscape photographs, many of which come from north of the Arctic Circle, speak not only to the majestic beauty of a great land, but to the transformation the land and waters are experiencing as a result of a warming world.

The photographs are not meant as political statements, nor are they meant to explain the causes or the possible solutions to climate change, but only to document an undeniable environmental transition. The landforms and waters of the Arctic are changing faster than anywhere else on the planet, and they may be a bellwether of what awaits the rest of the world.

It is worth our paying attention."

Also on exhibit at the Gallery are works from the Central Vermont Pastel Society members along with artwork from the T.W. Wood Permanent Collection. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 5/2/17 12:00pm - 7/7/17 4:00pm
Location: TW Wood Gallery and Museum, Montpelier
Jun
6
2017
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Jul
8
2017

Art Works, ArtCade, and Color and Movement

Art Works, ArtCade, and Color and Movement
Description:

In the Main Floor Gallery:
Art Works
This group show is about art that invites viewers to engage and interact with the work, including kinetic sculptural works and small installations that invite viewers to be involved in a creative process or merge with the art itself.

In the Second Floor Gallery:
ArtCade
An exhibit of artist created versions of PinBox 3000 presented by the Cardboard Teck Instantute.

In the Third Floor Gallery:
Color and Movement
by Chris Jeffrey; Painted assemblages and a light installation.

Exhibit Dates: June 6 – July 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Thurs., June 8, 5:30-7:30PM

For more info:
www.studioplacearts.com
info@studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts
201 N Main St
Barre, VT 05641

HRS:
11AM-5PM Tues-Fri
Noon-4PM Sat

Time: 6/6/17 11:00am - 7/8/17 4:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
6
2017
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Jul
10
2017

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In this exhibit, W. David Powell has amassed a treasure trove of exciting images. The many collages draw material from 19th century books and ephemera, mixing digital prints and traditional media. They are not only beautiful but also challenge our habitual thinking about science and philosophy.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Jun
6
2017
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Jul
30
2017

Watercolor Coaching

Watercolor Coaching
Description:

The Watercolor coach , artist, author, and your friendly advisor Jo Mackenzie is hosting individual and small group coaching sessions in value shape painting for watercolor success in her home studio with beautiful flower gardens and access to nature trails. No new materials to buy. Coaching will start where you are having the most difficulty and move you toward painting the paintings you have always wanted to create. 10% off sessions booked before July 19th.

Time: 6/6/17 10:00am - 7/30/17 2:00pm
Location: Jo Mackenzie Studio, Adamant
Jun
1
2017
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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
6
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Elise Whittemore "Specimens"

Elise Whittemore "Specimens" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Elise Whittemore's exhibit of woodblock prints is inspired by hours of drawing dried algae in the Pringle Herbarium at the University of Vermont. The series is made from a set of ten different woodblocks, used together in different combinations, each created as a single monoprint. The prints themselves are a response to the act of printing— the accumulation of color and form on the paper—and they echo the memory of trays upon trays pulled out of cabinets filled with thousands of specimens.

Whittemore's subject matter is nature — plants, leaves, and algae — but the way she chooses to make them seems more to the point. The physical nature of creating plates makes awkward the process of ‘drawing’ and forces her hand away from familiar assumptions.

Join us Thursday, July 13th from 5-7pm, for a Reception and Artist Talk

The exhibit will be on display June 6- August 18th. The Copley Common Space Gallery is located on the main floor at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m, Fridays 9:00 – 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/6/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
May
23
2017
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Aug
19
2017

"The Dames" Exhibition Photography + Audio

"The Dames" Exhibition Photography + Audio
Description:

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. Peering from the outside in we might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership.

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is a women’s lineage organization founded in Philadelphia in 1892. Vermont joined the Society in 1898 and it is now one of forty-four state societies with over 15,000 members nationwide. The Vermont group is among the smallest, with a current membership of 41 Dames—working on community service projects, historic preservation, patriotic service and educational programs to promote “education of our citizens and youth about the past and to stimulate interest, patriotism and love of country.”

But who are these women—these Dames? For the past two years, Vermont Folklife Center researchers have conducted an oral history and photographic documentation project in collaboration with the Vermont Society of the NSCDA, to answer that question.

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. Peering from the outside in we might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership.

Without exception, these Dames speak of strong connections to history and to nature—and of families who prioritized education for their daughters. Most began their educations at women’s colleges in WWII and post-war times, just as traditional assumptions about women’s roles and capabilities were overturning. Curious and earnest, dedicated and persistent, they have prided themselves in being life-long learners and lasting contributors to their wider communities.

Many speak honestly, and intimately, of complex issues surrounding privilege, exclusivity, and relevance of their society in today’s world. They shed light on challenges in their personal lives met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose, the impact of changing gender roles across their lifetimes—and a coming to terms with aging.

Ethnographic inquiry aspires to make people visible to one another across difference—and with that intention in mind, the exhibit invites viewers to drop into conversation with these Dames and meet them on their own terms.

This exhibit was funded in part by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont—along with program underwriting from the Rotary Club of Middlebury, VT, Cabot Creamery, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Arts Council, and our membership at large.

The Vision & Voice Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Gallery is ADA accessible on the first floor of the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main Street in Middlebury. The Vermont Folklife Center's mission is to broaden, strengthen, and deepen our understanding of Vermont and the surrounding region; to assure a repository for our collective cultural memory; and to strengthen communities by building connections among the diverse peoples of Vermont.

Time: 5/23/17 10:00am - 8/19/17 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
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
Apr
19
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"
Description:

Black-and-white photographs by Elliot Burg, depicting Ali Watson, a UVM senior and dedicated amateur boxer, who competed in this year's New England Golden Gloves tournament. The images, which capture Watson in training and in the ring, reflect her combination of power and grace.

Time: 4/19/17 4:00pm - 8/31/17 3:30pm
Location: Livak Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center (3rd Floor), UVM, Burlington
Jun
13
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
May
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show
Description:

What would ornithology be without math? How do artists integrate a sense of number with the wonder of birds?

Inspired by these questions (and more), we sought works that might express the art of math, bridging the real and imaginary, with birds silly and significant. We call it Birding by the Numbers and invite you to visit.

Daily Through October • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Included with Museum Admission (free for members)

Artists include:
Brian Machanic
Carol MacDonald
Carol McDowell
Carol Talmage
Claudette Eaton
Colin Talmage
Elizabeth Spinney
Jackie Mangione
Judy Dow
Katherine Guttman
Katherine Moran
Kerry and Linda Hurd
Kimberly Sultze + Jon Hyde
Kir Talmage
Linda Di Sante
Meg Walker
Nancy Stone
Nancy Tomczak
Rachel Grossman
Stephanie Leap
Tina Valentinetti

(Image: a portion of Judy Dow's "Birds in My Backyard" quilt, copyright © Judy Dow. Used by permission)

Location: Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington