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Jul
16
2017

Marlboro Music Concert II

Marlboro Music Concert II
Description:

Join us for exceptional chamber music at what the New Yorker describes as "the classical world's most coveted retreat," where master artists and new musical leaders live, learn, and explore great chamber music together in the foothills of Vermont. Programs are announced a week before each concert weekend as senior artists determine which works have reached the greatest maturity from amongst the dozens of pieces that are rehearsed in-depth during any given week throughout the summer. Rehearsals in the auditorium are free and open to the public in the week leading up to each concert weekend.

Time: 7/16/17 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Persons Auditorium on the campus of Marlboro College, 2472 South Road, Marlboro
Jul
16
2017

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers w/ Brett Hughes

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers w/ Brett Hughes Vermont Arts 2017
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Catamount Arts has released the long-awaited line-up for this summer’s free live music series at Dog Mountain. St. Johnsbury is one of 15 small to mid-sized towns to win a $25,000 grant from the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation to present a free concert series. The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series will take place at Dog Mountain every Sunday evening from July 9th through September 17th, and will feature a diverse line-up of musicians from all over the country.

Longtime Vermont favorite Brett Hughes will open on July 16th for Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, an outlaw country band with a sneering bite and no apologies. Shook’s original songs take on relationships gone wrong, bad decisions, cruel ironies, and a healthy dose of self-deprecating sarcasm. Backed by guitar, upright bass, and pedal steel, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers were named one of “ten new country artists you need to know” by Rolling Stone.

Time: 7/16/17 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Dog Mountain 143 Parks Road, Saint Johnsbury
Jul
13
2017
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Jul
16
2017

Creative Cello Workshop

Creative Cello Workshop Vermont Arts 2017
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It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with dozens of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced hundreds of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene’s personal techniques will also be demonstrated and taught including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.


FACULTY: EUGENE FRIESEN
Four-time Grammy winner Eugene Friesen is active internationally as a cellist, composer, conductor and teacher. He has worked and recorded with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Will Ackerman, Joe Lovano and Dream Theater, and has been featured in concerts all over the world with the Paul Winter Consort, with Trio Globo (Friesen, Howard Levy and Glen Velez), and in his popular CelloMan performances for children and families. A pioneer in the teaching of improvisation to classically trained musicians, Eugene has led workshops throughout North America and around the world. His book, Improvisation for Classically Trained Musicians (Berklee Press) was published in 2012. Eugene’s newest CDs are: Colorful Transitions, a collection of jazz, Brazilian and originals with Lyle Lovett’s pianist Tim Ray; Trio Globo’s Steering By the Stars; and Love Songs of the Americas, a collection of songs in Spanish, Portuguese and English featuring Mexican vocalist Mili Bermejo and the Berklee World Strings. He is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. More information on Eugene can be found at: www.eugenefriesenmusic.com.

Time: 7/13/17 5:00pm - 7/16/17 2:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Jul
15
2017
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Jul
16
2017

Artist Open Studio

Artist Open Studio
Description:

Diane Gabriel, recipient of a Vermont Arts Council grant, is opening her studio, Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th. She will be showing framed and unframed drawings, monotypes and photographs. You are invited to see the work, some of which will be on sale, as well as tour her lovely garden. Light refreshments will be served.

The studio is at 425 South Willard Street in Burlington. 10-4 each day.

Time: 7/15/17 10:00am - 7/16/17 4:00pm
Location: South Willard St., Burlington
Jul
1
2017
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Jul
16
2017

ART SHOW “THE LAND AND PEOPLE”

ART SHOW “THE LAND AND PEOPLE”
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EVENT DESCRIPTION
In styles ranging from classical to abstract, and from realism to impressionism, artists present the world around us in a fresh light, exploring the nature of our landscapes and the relationship between the land and humankind. The exhibiting artists for 2017 include Gerry Bergstein, Gail Boyajian, Jennifer Brown, Dierdre Dennis, George Lawrence (featured artist), Anne Leeds, Jo Levasseur, Andy Newman, Jacqueline C. Overstreet, Mary Louise Pierson and Stephanie Reininger.
LOCATION
Justin Morrill State Historic Site
214 Morrill Memorial Highway
Strafford, Vermont 05072
PRICE TO ATTEND
Free with $6.00 general admission to historic house & exhibits
REGISTRATION
Online: https://www.morrillhomestead.org/news-events/2017-programs-events-exhibits/#9
Email: director@morrillhomestead.org

Time: 7/1/17 11:00am - 7/16/17 5:00pm
Location: Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford
Jul
15
2017
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Jul
16
2017

Vermont Performance Lab Presents - Open Lab Summer 2017

Vermont Performance Lab Presents - Open Lab Summer 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
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Saturday + Sunday July 15 + 16 @ 3PM
VPL’s 2017 OPEN LAB
@ the Arts Barn @ Hilltop Montessori, Brattleboro, VT
This year VPL’s hosts its annual Open Lab weekend in Brattleboro to coincide with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. The 2017 Open Lab features works by emerging local artists from Vermont, Maine and Western MA and international artists from Lithuania, England and Quebec. VPL is planning two festive afternoons that will include informal showings, local food and opportunities to meet and talk with the artists. On Saturday we will have a post-show reception featuring Vermont craft brews by the Whetstone Station and Halyard and delicious local food.

Performances are FREE and open to the public – no reservations required


Saturday July 15 @ 3PM

B+B Dialogue
created + performed by Greta Grineviciute + Agniete Lisičkinaitė
B and B are two platinum blond girls from Lithuania (like twins) who like to dance, sing, travel and spread love all over the world. Grineviciute and  Lisičkinaitė discovered B and B in Ireland and have been following the journey of these two characters as they travel the world and meet new people in various cities and towns. B and B will be in Southern Vermont for two weeks, and their dance adventures and their stories will be captured on film and transferred to the stage through B+B Dialogue.


Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of Soft Earth
choreographed by Sara Smith + performed by Candice Salyers
This multimedia performance created by Sara Smith (Greenfield MA) combines dance with animation and mock documentary to explore ideas and the interconnectedness and indeterminacy through the story of Florence Rice Hitchcock, a nineteenth-century geologist who has visions of twentieth-century science. Florence’s theory of the Soft Earth relate to Smith’s own questions and feelings about connections between climate change, social justice, and human responsibility. Smith is interested in the ways that understanding a historically rooted path to our current moment can enable people to imagine hopeful futures built in collaboration across communities.

Sunday July 16 @ 3PM

Voice and Vessel
created + performed by Hanna Satterlee, Delaney McDonough + Caitlin Scholl
Sound, movement and performance artists Delaney McDonough (Maine), Hanna Satterlee (Vermont), and Caitlin Scholl (Maine) are joining together in a two-state collaboration to discover their relationship to action/reaction, silence and sound. In Voice and Vessel this interdisciplinary dance-based trio will create a moving tableau that uncovers how we visually/sonically/physically voice and express in different ways, and how we each uniquely carry information in the vessels of our minds and bodies.

NO NATIONALISM
created + performed by Ellen Furey + Malik Nashad Sharpe
NO NATIONALISM is the beginnings of a duet between Malik Nashad Sharpe (London/NYC) and Ellen Furey (Montreal). The research comes out of the desire to aestheticise plurality-in-practice by fiercely rebuking insurgent nationalism. It is an attempt to detail both the affect and the effects of neoliberalism, as well as to address the artists’ longing for multiculturalist futures. NO NATIONALISM will premiere at Theatre La Chapelle in Montreal and at the Hackney Showroom in London in Spring 2018.

Time: 7/15/17 3:00pm - 7/16/17 5:00pm
Location: Art Barn at Hilltop Montessori School, Brattleboro
Jul
15
2017
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Jul
16
2017

Rock River Artists Open Studios

Rock River Artists Open Studios Vermont Arts 2017
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Start at the Schoolhouse in South Newfane village for a preview exhibit of each artist’s work, and pick up a map to take a self-guided tour of the studios of your choice. Visit studios, talk with artists plus many artists have worked hard on beautiful gardens and delicious refreshments.

Time: 7/15/17 10:00am - 7/16/17 5:00pm
Location: South Newfane Schoolhouse, South Newfane
Jul
7
2017
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Jul
17
2017

NCCT's Beauty and the Beast

NCCT's Beauty and the Beast
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North Country Community Theatre invites you to step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, this musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under an enchantress’ spell. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end–but time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is performed entirely by talented members of the Upper Valley community–join us for a magical journey that young and old will enjoy!

For more information about North Country Community Theater, visit ncct.org

Time: 7/7/17 7:30pm - 7/17/17 9:30pm
Location: Lebanon Opera House, Outside Vermont
Jul
14
2017
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Jul
17
2017

Cars 3 (G)

Cars 3 (G) Vermont Arts 2017
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Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Starring Owen Wilson, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, and Bonnie Hunt

Directed by Brian Fee

Time: 7/14/17 7:30pm - 7/17/17 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Jun
21
2017
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Jul
18
2017

for the air and in between

for the air and in between Vermont Arts 2017
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FOR THE AIR AND IN BETWEEN features a series of sculptural drawings that live within the context of painting, drawing, and sculpture. The work explores the illusions of perception and consciousness and is inspired by the unknown. This solo exhibition is the culmination of Nicole Czapinski's year and a half long position living and working as a Staff-Artist at the Vermont Studio Center.

The show is on view at the Vermont Studio Center in the Red Mill Gallery from June 21 - July 18, 2017. The opening reception is June 21, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Please also visit www.nicoleczapinski.com.

Time: 6/21/17 6:30pm - 7/18/17 8:30pm
Location: Vermont Studio Center 80 Pearl Street, Johnson
Jun
18
2017
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Jul
22
2017

6th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

6th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
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The 6th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition is open Thursday-Sunday Noon-9 pm now through July 22 and is housed in the newly renovated Big Red Barn galleries! This unique show of 80 outstanding watercolor paintings from across North America is being judged by Ann Abgott. It kicks off Valley Arts summer season of workshops, exhibitions and special events throughout the Mad River Valley. Pick up a free Valley Arts program and plan your summer!

Generous corporate sponsorship by Lareau Farm, Home of American Flatbread, enables Valley Arts to make this exhibition free to the public. The Lareau Barn renovations included a new foundation, first floor, frame and roof. The work on this 100+ year-old dairy barn, now a gorgeous event space, qualified the barn to become a national historic landmark. For more information contact director@valleyartsvt.com or 802-496-6682.

Time: 6/18/17 12:00pm - 7/22/17 9:00pm
Location: Lareau Farm ~ Home of American Flatbread 48 Lareau Rd., Waitsfield
Jul
13
2017
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Jul
29
2017

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig Vermont Arts 2017
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A fast-paced comic mystery! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its latest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators untangle a dizzying web of clues and deceit. Does a wild hellhound really prowl the moors? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Silly accents and disguises abound as 5 actors portray over 40 characters in this family-friendly adventure.

Time: 7/13/17 7:30pm - 7/29/17 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Jun
6
2017
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Jul
30
2017

Watercolor Coaching

Watercolor Coaching
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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
10
2017
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Jul
30
2017

The Art of the Handmade Book

The Art of the Handmade Book
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Creative Space Gallery announces the opening of the dynamic summer exhibit, The Art of the Handmade Book, on view through July 30. Local artists Rebecca Boardman of Barnet, Elissa Campbell of Montpelier, Marilyn Gillis of Burlington, Dorcey Hogg of Burlington, Ann Joppe-Mercure of South Burlington, Jane Ploughman of New Haven, Vera Ryersbach of Bristol, Penne Tompkins of South Burlington, and Marcia Vogler of Charlotte invite you to browse their creations. The exhibit features handmade pieces with panel, tunnel, printed letter press, accordion, Jacob's Ladder, and altered structures. Gallery hours Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm.

Time: 6/10/17 12:00pm - 7/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main Street, Vergennes
Jul
13
2017
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Aug
5
2017

"Tenderly" at The Weston Playhouse

"Tenderly" at The Weston Playhouse Vermont Arts 2017
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Written, Music, and Lyrics by Mark Friedman and Janet Yates Vogt
The story of beloved actress/singer Rosemary Clooney, who delighted America for nearly five decades, comes to life in this inspiring new musical that begins with her simple childhood in Maysville, Kentucky, and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. Experience her struggles and triumphs as she sings her way through life, including signature works, such as “Come On-A My House,” “Botcha-Me,” and “Mambo Italiano.”

Location: Weston Rod and Gun Club, Weston
Jul
8
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Tell Me If You Find It

Tell Me If You Find It
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In this two-person exhibition opening July 8th, 2017, artists Dave Laro and John Joseph Hanright repurpose vintage ephemera and found objects to create pop-inspired works in varied media. Join us Saturday, July 8th from 6 - 8pm for music, hors d'oeuvres, and wine to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions!

Time: 7/8/17 10:00am - 8/13/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jun
24
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage
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Developed in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, this special exhibit brings together garments and accessories made by contemporary Abenaki artists with rare images of previous generations. On view at LCMM from June 24 through August 13, 2017. With Museum admission. Meet the artists at Abenaki Heritage Weekend, June 24-25.

Time: 6/24/17 10:00am - 8/13/17 5:00pm
Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes
Jul
8
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now
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Emphasizing the power of human connection, atmospheric abstract landscapes by Helen Shulman are shown alongside emotionally charged figurative bronze works by sculptor Walter Horak. Join us Saturday, July 8th from 6 - 8pm for music, hors d'oeuvres, and wine to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions!

Time: 7/8/17 10:00am - 8/13/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
15
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Farm to Ballet

Farm to Ballet
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Farms, food, community, connection, live music, and the graceful art of ballet. This is what Vermont’s Farm to Ballet is all about, and the unique project starts a third summer season which runs July 15 through August 13 at a number of farms throughout Vermont. Set to music including Vivaldi and Swan Lake, the ballet tells the story of a Vermont farming operation from spring to fall. The performances serve as fundraisers to support and honor the work of local farmers and conservation organizations. Last year, the project raised over $23,000. The production is presented at eight farms throughout Vermont and includes a new farm this year in the Northeast Kingdom. Venues include Moonrise Farms in Essex, Heartwood Farm in South Albany, Golden Well Farm and Apiaries in New Haven, Billings Farm in Woodstock, Studio Hill in Shaftsbury, Retreat Farm in Brattelboro, and two performances at Shelburne Farms.

Time: 7/15/17 6:30pm - 8/13/17 8:30pm
Location: farms throughout Vermont, Statewide
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
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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
Jul
14
2017
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Aug
20
2017

Biology of Thought by Holly Wong

Biology of Thought by Holly Wong Vermont Arts 2017
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The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is pleased to announce an installation by San Francisco artist Holly Wong July 14-August 20, 2017. “Biology of Thought” speaks to the hard to define nature of being whole and alive. Using various materials such as medical gauze, oxygen tubing, wire, Dura-Lene plastic, fashion magazine clippings, and plastic bags, Ms. Wong strives to reconnect in herself what has been fragmented. https://hollywongart.com/

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

Time: 7/14/17 10:00am - 8/20/17 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jul
13
2017
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Aug
27
2017

See You at the Lake - Anne Cady Solo Exhibit

See You at the Lake - Anne Cady Solo Exhibit
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Northern Daughters is excited to present See You at the Lake, a solo exhibit of new work from Anne Cady. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from July 13th through August 27th with an opening reception on July 21st from 5-8pm.

Anne Cady is best known for her lyrical Vermont landscape paintings. Her work is characterized by luminous saturated color, simplified forms and strongly contrasting values depicting the open pastures, farms, hills and mountains of the Champlain valley. This show marks a departure from landscapes, shifting the focus to boats. Cady says “It has been a long time coming, 25 years in fact. I imagine for every painter there is an early painting that says, ‘Yes. You can do this. Go for it.’ The painting that gave me the go ahead to become a full time painter was one of rowboats by a dock. I have spent 25 years painting landscapes always knowing I would go back to boats.”

Time: 7/13/17 10:00am - 8/27/17 6:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Jul
1
2017
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Aug
29
2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
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In July and August of 2017, the Brandon Artist Guild (The BAG) will celebrate one of its own founders, Warren Kimble, with an exhibition featuring the universally appealing folk art that has made him famous beginning in 1987. The twist is that the folk art imagery he presents this summer is a new body of artwork.

Kimble’s beloved version of Americana — art that tells stories of a simple, less complicated era — is the genre for which he is most known. In recent years, however, the prolific artist has delved into other subjects with timely content, such as the Widows of War installations, or with humor and satire (The House of Cards collection). And he has continued his insatiable exploration of abstract images, both in painting (such as the “Cosmos” series, relating to Earth and the Universe) and in sculpture — the masculine assemblages shown at Burlington’s Frog Hollow venue, March of 2017.

Now, to the delight of his many fans, the summer 2017 BAG exhibition will show Warren Kimble in a current mood of nostalgia, once again painting his signature animal, barn, and homestead scenes on antique wooden boards and other found objects. The artist combines his love of New England painting, architecture, and artisan imagery and applies this considerable knowledge of antiques and artifacts to the creation of his visionary folk art. The delicate details, gentle humor, and whimsy speak to the child in all of us, offering a peaceful retreat into a serene fantasy world of olden times.

Warren Kimble — Folk Art 2017 is on view from June 30 to August 29, 2017, with a reception for the public on Friday, June 30, 5 - 7 PM. Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon, VT 05733. Information: 802 247 4956.

Time: 7/1/17 10:00am - 8/29/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Apr
19
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"
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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
Jul
7
2017
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Aug
31
2017

VT Folk Art by Martha Stevenson

VT Folk Art by Martha Stevenson Vermont Arts 2017
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Image: Rufus Porter, Innovator. By Martha Stevenson.

Coming up on July 7, the next First Friday in WRJ, will be Martha Stevenson's art show opening of folk art paintings on our Artist of the Month gallery wall. This will be an exciting addition to our downtown White River Junction gallery space. Martha is particularly well known for her Rufus Porter reproductions of murals found around New England. Everything she paints seems to find a welcome spot in any home. Martha's work will show July 7 through August 31, after which some of her work will remain in the gallery given her status as a juried Long River artist of many years.

MARTHA STEVENS, ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Londonderry, VT. My goal in painting is to bring happiness to people. If I can bring a smile to someone’s face, then I have accomplished my goal. I am inspired by the beauty of Vermont – the landscape, the mountains, the historic buildings, the quaint villages and farms, and the animals, wild and domestic – all of which I include in my paintings and house portraits.

Time: 7/7/17 5:30pm - 8/31/17 6:00pm
Location: 49 South Main Street, White River Junction
Jun
29
2017
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Sep
4
2017

Frank Mason in Vermont: Artist and Teacher

Frank Mason in Vermont:  Artist and Teacher Vermont Arts 2017
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Works by Frank Mason (1921 - 2009) will be featured at Bryan Memorial Gallery this summer alongside paintings by 45 of his students.

Mason, himself a precocious student, studied in the first class of the Music and Arts High School in New York City before winning a scholarship to attend the Art Students League. There he studied with Frank Vincent Dumond, until Dumond’s death in 1951, when he became Dumand’s successor at the Art Students League, a position Mason held until his death.

Among the characteristics of Mason’s teaching was “summers in Vermont.” Moving his classroom outdoors to the lush environs of Lamoille County, VT he taught plein air painting for a month near or in Stowe. Multiple painting students with their easels would set up alongside dirt roads, overlooking rolling fields with mountainous backdrops and perhaps a village tucked away in the distance, Mason’s choice for that day’s lessons. Critiques and meals together would follow, and this was the agenda for the entire month of June.
Whatever the magic in Mason’s reign over those summer gatherings, they took place annually for 40 years, and today, 8 summers after his death, they continue with many of his former students spending the month of June painting in Vermont.

Time: 6/29/17 11:00am - 9/4/17 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
29
2017
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Sep
4
2017

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Her Students

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Her Students Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Massachusetts painter Dianne Panarelli Miller is the subject of an exhibition in the Middle Room at Bryan Memorial Gallery this summer. Paired with several of her students, the exhibit will run concurrently with an exhibition in the Main Gallery of works by the late Frank Mason and 45 of the students he taught and inspired in New York and Vermont over four decades.

Miller herself studied with Robert Douglas Hunter, subject of last summer's main exhibit at the Bryan. Miller's paintings in this exhibit are primarily landscapes from throughout New England, and her travels in Spain and Italy.

Time: 6/29/17 11:00am - 9/4/17 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
30
2017
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Sep
4
2017

ART Manchester - GVFM & Mettowee

ART Manchester - GVFM & Mettowee
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ART Manchester is an initiative to animate storefronts with three pop-up galleries in Manchester filled with artwork created by Vermont artists. The Manchester Village location is filled with woodwork from 17 members of the furniture guild as well as ten artists from the Mettowee Valley, the Metoowee Makers. It is a beautiful collection of art created by Vermonters using many different mediums, but all coming together to create an amazing exhibit of original wares. All proceeds go directly to the corresponding artist.
ART Manchester is a collaborative partnership between ManchesterLife Magazine, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Cota & Cota Oil, Manchester Designer Outlets, and Connecticut River Capital LLC.

Time: 6/30/17 10:00am - 9/4/17 6:00pm
Location: 3556 Main Street, Manchester
Jun
30
2017
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Sep
4
2017

ART Manchester - SVAC

ART Manchester - SVAC
Description:

ART Manchester is an initiative to animate storefronts by creating three pop-up galleries filled with local artists' wares. This location exhibits the paintings, photographs, and sculpture of local members of the Southern Vermont Arts Center who are on hand to discuss their work. Everything is for sale, and all proceeds are kept by the corresponding artist.
ART Manchester is a collaborative partnership between ManchesterLife Magazine, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Cota & Cota Oil, Manchester Designer Outlets, and Connecticut River Capital LLC.

Time: 6/30/17 10:00am - 9/4/17 6:00pm
Location: 4802 Main Street, Manchester Center
Jun
30
2017
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Sep
4
2017

ART Manchester - Vermont Glass Guild

ART Manchester - Vermont Glass Guild
Description:

ART Manchester is an initiative to animate storefronts with three pop-up galleries in Manchester filled with artwork created by Vermont artists.
In this particular location, extraordinary pieces of hand-blown glass fill the shelves of what was once a regional candle store. There is a variety of pieces including glass earrings, bowls, vases, glasses, and just plain artwork. All proceeds go directly to the corresponding artist.
ART Manchester is a collaborative partnership between ManchesterLife Magazine, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Cota & Cota Oil, Manchester Designer Outlets, and Connecticut River Capital LLC.

Time: 6/30/17 10:00am - 9/4/17 6:00pm
Location: 483 Depot Street, Manchester Center
Jul
15
2017
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Sep
10
2017

Member Summer Show

Member Summer Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In the Yester House Galleries.

The exhibition features work in all styles and mediums and is the largest group show in the area filling ten galleries.

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM
  • Sunday: 12PM-5PM

 

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Jun
23
2017
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Oct
8
2017

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

At the Brattleboro Museum (BMAC) for the Spring /Summer Series of Exhibits: June 23 - October 8
Mary Admasian: Site specific outdoor sculpture titled "Weighted Tears" and interior exhibit "Boundaries, Balance and Confinement" other artist featured at the museum: Wolf Kahn: "Density & Transparency", Nathalie Miebach: Lost Porches, Barbara Garber "Free Fall, William Chambers: "Spaceship of Dreams" and The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Time: 6/23/17 5:30pm - 10/8/17 8:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro
Jun
13
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
Jul
8
2017
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Oct
29
2017

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Please join us for the 20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)! One of the area's longest running consecutive art exhibitions, this year's iteration will feature an array of different media, and eclectic styles of sculpture spread over the Vermont Arts Exchange campus and surrounding areas. This year's show will feature works by over thirty nationally recognized, as well as local area artists. Local band "Ransom Notes" will be playing the opening event July 8th, 4-8 PM, with food and drinks provided by Harvest Brewing. We hope to see you there!

Location: Vermont Arts Exchange and surrounding locations, North Bennington
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
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman
Description:

Ready. Fire! Aim. is a joint exhibition that will take place at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont (6 May – 26 November 2017) and at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont (21 April – 9 July 2017). Inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art collecting philosophy, this group show explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking. Using the creative process as a point of departure, Ready. Fire! Aim. brings together artworks addressing issues of violence and decay, gestural abstraction and linear precision, as well as the sensible and the absurd. BCA Center’s presentation will include work by six emerging to nationally recognized Vermont-based artists, while the Hall Art Foundation’s presentation will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by internationally recognized contemporary artists. The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

 

 

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

David Shrigley

David Shrigley
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by British artist David Shrigley, to be held from 6 May – 26 November 2017 in its newly opened visitor center, which expands the Foundation’s campus of converted galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately twenty-five works including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture from the Hall Collection will be on view. Shrigley is best known for a distinctive and deceptively simple drawing style and for creating works that satirize contemporary society and everyday life. By engaging his audience with humor, Shrigley’s work appears light-hearted while tackling serious and universal issues like death, love and war. The Hall Art Foundationis open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 1:00pm - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 6 May – 26 November 2017. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros", which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. (Pictured: Nicole Eisenman's "Little Shaver" 2005). The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Jun
13
2017
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Jan
13
2018

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 20 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, Tami Crupi Zeman, Bruce Zeman, Jr.

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 - 1/13/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury