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Jul
18
2017

ART-SEED: Screening from Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman and Reading from Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

ART-SEED: Screening from Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman and Reading from Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman will screen a section of their film Last Days of Freedom, a 2015 American black and white and color animated short documentary film about racism, the US Criminal Justice System,and mental health issues. They will also discuss their upcoming film "Run With It," which they will be animating during their residency at Marble House Project.

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts will read selections from her upcoming novel "A Free Zone: Journeys in Haiti," which is the second installment of the artists trilogy on African Americans and utopia.

Time: 7/18/17 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Marble House Project 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset
Jul
18
2017

Moment's Notice Trio

Moment's Notice Trio
Description:

The Moment's Notice Trio is a jazz combo dedicated to the performance of great standards from the American popular music songbook. The musicians include Gary Matthews on bass, Steve Blair on guitar, and Bear Irwin on trombone and piano. The group may be best known for providing music for many years for guests at the Basin Harbor Club. Altogether, the musicians have several decades of teaching experience; Gary Matthews taught music in northeastern Vermont for over 25 years, Steve Blair served as chair of the Johnson State College Music Department for many years, and Bear Irwin has taught music at all levels since the 1970s. These musicians also perform with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble and other groups in Vermont. This event is part of the Fairlee Community Music Series.

Time: 7/18/17 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Fairlee Town Common (rain site: Fairlee Community Church), Fairlee
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
Description:

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

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

Please also visit www.nicoleczapinski.com.

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

Art Camp- Myth & Magic Amongst Marble- Ages 6-9

Art Camp- Myth & Magic Amongst Marble- Ages 6-9 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Instructor Zoë Marr Hilliard will inspire children ages 6-9 with “Myth and Magic Amongst Marble” at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Students are sure to fall under the spell of this alluring kingdom of stone. To register, or for more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 802-438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/17/17 8:30am - 7/21/17 2:30pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jul
17
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Jul
21
2017

Adventures in Photography

Adventures in Photography Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Grab your camera and head out on some new adventures! Campers will experiment in the landscape, as well as in the Helen Day Art Center photo studio. The group will learn how to compose interesting images, combine photography with mixed media processes and try different camera techniques. Campers will also have fun with introductions to photographers and their work each day.
Instructor: Kelly Holt

Ages 7-11

$275 (member) | $300 (non-member)

Time: 7/17/17 9:00am - 7/21/17 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe
Jul
17
2017
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Jul
21
2017

Fairy Houses & Forts

Fairy Houses & Forts Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

AGES 5-8 YRS / $275
JULY 17-21, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available)

Calling all fairies to come and join us for a week-long magical adventure! This camp is a beautiful, unique, and nourishing experience learning about and celebrating fairies. We will be building fairy houses, exploring the fairy forest, sharing special fairy secrets and stories, building forts in the woods, and working and playing together in the true, kind fairy way. This delightful experience will be cherished by fairy lovers for years to come. Instructor: Lesley Grant

Space is still available - register at RiverArtsVT.org or by calling 888-1261!

Time: 7/17/17 9:00am - 7/21/17 3:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jul
17
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Jul
21
2017

Cardboard Carnival

Cardboard Carnival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

AGES 9 AND UP / $275
JULY 17-21, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available)

Step right up and learn the techniques and secrets of cardboard construction in this one-of-a-kind carnival camp! Through a variety of skill building and open-ended activities, we will work together to create a Cardboard Carnival experience to remember. Every camper leaves with a handmade PinBall Machine- the PinBox 3000 to continue the creative cardboard fun at home! Instructor: Bonnie Kolber

Space is available - register at RiverArtsVT.org or by calling 888-1261!

Time: 7/17/17 9:00am - 7/21/17 3:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jul
17
2017
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Jul
21
2017

Earth, Wind and Fire Camp

Earth, Wind and Fire Camp Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

All full day camps are 10am-4pm. See camp descriptions for ages.
Unless otherwise noted, pick up and drop off at VAE at 48 Main Street in North Bennington.
Art Campers also enjoy a mid-day swim break at neighboring Lake Paran.
Campers are to bring a bag lunch, water shoes, towel and sunscreen if needed.
Go to vtartxchange.org to register

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, July17th-21st, Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Ann Webster-Lang
This camp explores the elements of nature including water and an array of art materials. Campers will be using the outdoors as their studio, creating sand and rock sculptures, making molds of the earth with plaster and building kites & flags. Fire is on the menu with safety first as they make their own fire pit and create wooden sculptures to go up in flames. A day of “creek walking” takes campers down the Paran Creek stopping to arrange rocks, changing currents, making waterfalls and quiet, mini ponds.

Time: 7/17/17 10:00am - 7/21/17 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Jul
17
2017
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Jul
21
2017

Workshop- Reshaping trees, logs and branches

Workshop- Reshaping trees, logs and branches Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

WEST RUTLAND, VT- Maryland artist Bill Wolff will be instructor for “Wood Sculpture” at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center July 17-21. The workshop will explore the use of wood and trees with art with a foundation in shop practice and the science and craft of woodworking.

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

Time: 7/17/17 9:00am - 7/21/17 5:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jul
10
2017
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Jul
22
2017

BIG PRINT! Steamroller Printing and Art Happening

BIG PRINT! Steamroller Printing and Art Happening
Description:

Be a part of an Art Happening: not for the timid! This class, with Catamount Arts exhibiting artist Julia Talcott, will take you through the concept, creation, and printing of a black and white large print. For five mornings, we will work with paintbrushes, woodcut tools, power tools and more to create an image on an oversize piece of wood or linoleum. The class will culminate with a day-long steamroller printing event, during which we will print our efforts.

Class fee: $180 for Catamount Arts members; $230 for non-members (includes a year-long membership in Catamount Arts).

Julia Talcott is a printmaker, illustrator, and teacher. Educated at Williams College and Cranbrook Academy of Art, she currently maintains a studio and teaches relief printmaking techniques at arts centers in the Boston area. Award-winning illustrator, creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she is a member of the Boston Printmakers, as well as the Bromfield Gallery. Her work is in private, museum and corporate collections, including the MFA Boston. She is a regular teacher and coordinator of Big Print, a steamroller printing event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. She recently received an Honorable Mention in the Arts Connect Juried Exhibition at Catamount Arts.

Time: 7/10/17 10:00am - 7/22/17 1:00am
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
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
Jul
18
2017
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Aug
1
2017

Clay Handbuilding with Sarah WIlson

Clay Handbuilding with Sarah WIlson Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Free to adults 60+, pre-registration required.
In this fun, completely hands-on three session workshop, participants will learn to make a vase, a picture frame, and a lidded box for keepsakes out of clay. Handbuilding is an accessible, flexible method for making objects from clay, and participants will finish their unique pieces by painting them by hand. This is a great opportunity to be creative, and get a little messy in the mud!
Sarah Wilson is a ceramic artist with a BFA in ceramics from Maine College of Art and an MFA in ceramics from Syracuse University. She lives and works in Burlington Vermont. Learn more
Held at the Johnson Senior Center, upstairs in the Town Hall, 293 Lower Main St W, Johnson VT
Spaces limited. Call 802-888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more details or to register!

Time: 7/18/17 9:00am - 8/1/17 11:00am
Location: Johnson Senior Center, Johnson
Jul
7
2017
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Aug
4
2017

SPACE Pop Up Art Gallery Opening Reception

SPACE Pop Up Art Gallery Opening Reception
Description:

Join us in downtown Rutland for the second opening reception of the SPACE Pop Up Art Gallery! This event features live music, live story telling, free food, and pieces of art produced by local artists. Pop in before it pops out!

Time: 7/7/17 7:00pm - 8/4/17 9:00pm
Location: 116 Merchants Row, Rutland
Jul
13
2017
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Aug
5
2017

"Tenderly" at The Weston Playhouse

"Tenderly" at The Weston Playhouse Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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
Jun
24
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage
Description:

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
Description:

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
8
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Tell Me If You Find It

Tell Me If You Find It
Description:

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
30
2017
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Aug
13
2017

Susanne Peck Daily Art

Susanne Peck Daily Art
Description:

Susanne Peck spent most of her professional life in the NYC area and relocated to Vermont in 2008. A classical singer, educator and conductor, she has always made art and has been drawing commissioned portraits for 26 years.

Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
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
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
Description:

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
18
2017
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Aug
24
2017

Ten, Road Trip: Life through the Windshield, and Trash Mounds

Ten, Road Trip: Life through the Windshield, and Trash Mounds
Description:

Exhibit Dates: July 18 – August 24, 2017

In the Main Floor Gallery
Ten
This group show includes artwork inspired by the various objects described the old counting nursery rhyme, “One, two buckle my shoe,” counting to ten.

In the Second Floor Gallery
Road Trip: Life through the Windshield
by Aaron Stein; Assemblages and constructions.

In the Third Floor Gallery
Trash Mounds
by Grace Amber; Installations

Opening Reception: Thurs., July 20, 6-8PM

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: 7/18/17 11:00am - 8/24/17 5:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
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
Jul
1
2017
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Aug
29
2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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
Jul
11
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Planetary Gods and Goddesses

Planetary Gods and Goddesses
Description:

Now through August, the Barre Opera House features a playful, cosmic art exhibit by Calais resident, Kelley Hunter. Poster-sized images from Hunter's recently published "Planetary Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book," shown both in black-and-white and as colored by participants in local workshops, introduce viewers to our expanding solar system. Recently astronomers have been discovering many small, icy planetoids in the far solar system, near and beyond Pluto. Many are being named for indigenous creator gods from cultures around the world. "I am excited to show people, especially kids, about our new solar system neighbors and their stories from around the world," says Hunter, an internationally-respected astrologer and mythologist. "The sky is reflecting our increasing awareness of global inter-relatedness." The lobby gallery is open weekdays, 9:00-4:30. Pick up a free illustration to color, bring it back and add your image to the show. A Meet-and-Greet with the Artist will be held on Friday, August 11 from 2:30-4:30pm. Coloring books will be available, and are carried by local area bookstores and online.

Time: 7/11/17 9:00am - 8/31/17 4:30am
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
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
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
Description:

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
Description:

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
Jul
11
2017
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Sep
8
2017

Summer Juried Show of Vermont Artists

Summer Juried Show of Vermont Artists Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce the Summer Juried Show exhibit of Vermont artists work. Works of 23 artists are in the show that includes Jan Brough, Frank DeAngelis, Linda Di Sante, Craig Line, Maggie Neale, Susan Riley and James Secor along with many others. The exhibit runs from July 11th through September 8th with an opening reception on Thursday July 13th from 5:00-7:00 pm in coordination with the opening reception of the Essex Art League exhibit. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists and enjoy refreshments and live music.

Jurors for the Summer Juried Show include August Burns, a painter specializing in figurative art and portraiture. August painted Governor Peter Schumlin's official portrait which is on permanent exhibit at the Vermont State House. Ellis Jacobson, well known for his widely exhibited sculpted masks and his original comedy theater and has presented arts enrichment workshops throughout Vermont. He is the After School Arts Director at the T.W. Wood Gallery. David Schutz, the Vermont State Curator. His office oversees the ongoing care, conservation and interpretation of the historic Vermont State House and its collections of fine art, decorative art and historic furnishings. He oversees management of the State House as a museum, along with rotating art galleries at the Vermont Supreme Court and the Governor’s Office in the Pavilion.

Also on exhibit are works from the 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.

Time: 7/11/17 12:00pm - 9/8/17 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
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
Jul
5
2017
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Sep
29
2017

A Path Well Traveled - Selected works by Ed Epstein and George Kurjanowicz

A Path Well Traveled - Selected works by Ed Epstein and George Kurjanowicz Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summertime exhibition, A Path Well Traveled, featuring the highly skilled Vermont duo of multidisciplinary artist Ed Epstein and sculptor George Kurjanowicz. These artists present a strong and dynamic narrative of portraiture, landscapes, and organic sculptural forms. An opening reception will take place on July 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 7/5/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
5
2017
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Sep
29
2017

Bridging Worlds - Paintings by Hunter Eddy

Bridging Worlds - Paintings by Hunter Eddy Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Eddy from July 5 – September 29, 2017. The selected paintings in this exhibit were created from 2010 to 2017 and are a combination of carefully staged portraiture and still-life themes. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, July 12 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

Time: 7/5/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
18
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper

Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Large paintings on paper, some measuring 60” x 85”, represent Patrick Dunfey’s latest work, created in 2017. The paintings are made on hot press watercolor paper using tempera and pigmented gesso. This dynamic new work in flat planes of saturated color alters perspective, exposing water and wood in unusual relationships. Shredded trees along a rushing stream, a lone dock on a still lake, a cabin door with a thin stream of light— in this expanded scale these dominant images might jar long-forgotten memories; mysterious evocations. Also included in this exhibition are small, framed paintings on linen.
A New Hampshire native, Dunfey received his BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1981. He has lived in Hanover, NH since 1985, and is Head of Exhibitions Design and Planning at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth.

Time: 7/18/17 10:00am - 9/30/17 12:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Jul
12
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Odanaksis: Summertime in Lyme

Odanaksis: Summertime in Lyme
Description:

Odanaksis, the Abenaki term for "little village," is an informal group who come together on
Thursday mornings at different outdoor painting venues. Founded 14 years ago by four
students in local watercolor classes, the painters found inspiration for their homework
practice at a spot just north of the East Thetford/Lyme Bridge on River Road in Lyme, New
Hampshire. This show gives the viewer the sense of the place in different parts of Lyme and
other places in the Upper Valley through Odanaksis artists’ eyes and different mediums. This
past year Odanaksis Art Group painted Thursdays year-round from Newbury, Vermont to
Cornish, New Hampshire along the Connecticut River.
Artists: Anne Rose, Jonathan Rose, Anne Webster Grant, Gail M Barton, Helen Elder, Susan
Rump, Linda Laundry, Jo Tate, Becky Cook, Karen Chalom, Rebecca Bense, Le Lieu Brown.

Time: 7/12/17 10:00am - 9/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Converse Free Library, 38 Union Street, Lyme NH, Outside Vermont
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
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