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Sep
14
2017

Dance Technique Master Class with BANDALOOP

Dance Technique Master Class with BANDALOOP Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The pioneering vertical dance company BANDALOOP weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Take this master class—on the floor—and learn directly from the company members. For Middlebury College students. Free. Signups will be made available soon at go.middlebury.edu/bandaloop.

Time: 9/14/17 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre, Middlebury
Sep
14
2017

MAGnificent ART WALK

MAGnificent ART WALK
Description:

- On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Milton Artists’ Guild will hold its monthly MAGnificent Art Walk from 4:30-6:30 pm at 199 US Route 7 South, Milton, in the plaza behind the Milton Post Office. Four artists will be showcased: Gary Walz; Mary Krause; Sue Mason; and David Lesperance.

For more information about the Milton Artists’ Guild and the Milton Art Center & Gallery, go to www.miltonartistsguild.org

Time: 9/14/17 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: MILTON ART CENTER AND GALLERY, Milton
Sep
14
2017

Friends of the Art Museum Opening Reception

Friends of the Art Museum Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Join the Friends of the Art Museum, curators Carrie Anderson and Kirsten Hoving, and the students who participated in the creation of this fall’s exhibitions A Story of Art and Land and Lens for a celebratory launch of the museum’s 25th year. Free

Time: 9/14/17 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby and Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Sep
14
2017

NT Live: Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches

NT Live: Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Description:

Town Hall Theater’s National Theatre Live series kicks off with a broadcast of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two part play Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika captured live from London. Set in America in the mid-1980’s, in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches will be screened on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm as part of the NT Live Series. Run time: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Tickets are $17 / $10 for students, and may be purchased at www.townhalltheater.org, over the phone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office (daily except Sunday, noon – 5 pm).

Time: 9/14/17 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Aug
3
2017
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Sep
17
2017

"Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, Oils and Watercolors" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts

"Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, Oils and Watercolors" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

On Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7pm at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT, the public is invited to the Opening Reception for "Oils and Watercolors", side by side solo exhibitions by MGFA founding artists Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings. The exhibit will continue through September 17, with an Artist Talk Saturday, August 15 at 5pm.

Petria Mitchell will be showing a selection of new oil paintings that continue her investigations in color and atmosphere. Her exploration of the ethereal world of light and ambience through the use of tonal gradation and converging lines are signature elements in her work. “Using nature as an initial reference point allows me to play with limitless possibilities while embracing a thorough appreciation for abstraction.”

Jim Giddings has begun to paint in his rebuilt studio, and his presentation will include new watercolors as well as salvaged, reworked or revisited oil paintings. For Giddings, an exploration of the richness of painted surfaces is an important aspect of his work, and he "continue[s] to believe that beauty lies in small things."

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8290
www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
W-M 11-5

Time: 8/3/17 5:00pm - 9/17/17 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Sep
7
2017
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Sep
17
2017

Kate

Kate Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Kate: An Unexamined Life by Rick Foster
September 7-17

Thu, Fri, & Sat @ 7:30pm; Sat & Sun @ 2pm.

“Janis Stephens doesn’t just Play Katherine Hepburn, she IS the indomitable star” – Davis Enterprise. Janis Stevens (Vivian, Year of Magical Thinking) returns to LNT in a new show written especially for her. Playwright Foster uncannily captures Hepburn’s voice and Stevens brings the star –and her secrets – vividly to life.
A MainStage Production
For tickets and more information visit: lostnationtheater.org/kate.html

Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Sep
11
2017
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Sep
18
2017

Portraits of Power

Portraits of Power Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Paintings from Jim Butler’s Portraiture in Ceramics and Oil Paint (ART370) course convey visions of who and what students think is powerful in their lives. The large-scale paintings and ceramic assemblages use dynamic design and powerful color to create images that range from photorealistic to expressionistic. A Studio Art event. Free

Time: 9/11/17 8:00am - 9/18/17 8:00pm
Location: Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury
Sep
1
2017
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Sep
26
2017

Presence: The Human Form

Presence: The Human Form
Description:

Green Mountain College’s Feick Art Center is pleased to present the sculpture, paintings, and drawings of Kerry O. Furlani and Richard Weis. The artists share a love for the human figure, seeing the human form as the starting point for exploring deeper expressive concerns.

Furlani’s stone, wood, and plaster works are elegant statements; sensitive understandings of the way the unique qualities of the materials can be developed to make solid statements about what it is to be human. Her early training of working directly from the figure has provided a strong foundation for working in a more imaginative way, “the starting point beginning from an irrepressible desire to make…forms that stir with life. “

Furlani’s work is complemented by Richard Weis’s bright, dynamic paintings and figure studies, integrating line, form and color in ways that allow the viewer multiple avenues from which they can explore the idea of humanity. Weis’s “works in this exhibition are artifacts of an exploration of the human form and spirit. They represent an effort to examine what it is to be human in ways not readily visible in the observable world.”

Kerry O. Furlani studied at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture, in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Richard Weis is a Green Mountain College professor emeritus with a long career exhibiting his work and teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Both artists have studios in the Journal Press Building at 188 Main Street in Poultney, Vermont.

Time: 9/1/17 5:00am - 9/26/17 5:00am
Location: The Feick Arts Center, Poultney
Sep
7
2017
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Sep
28
2017

Continuing Watercolor Painting Workshop with Jennifer Brown (Adult)

Continuing Watercolor Painting Workshop with Jennifer Brown (Adult)
Description:

Hone your watercolor technique while painting the landscape of the Morrill Homestead and its environs. Participants become immersed in the art of watercolor while surrounded by the palette of autumn. Bring your painting materials and creative energies! (Materials list provided upon registration.) Instructor Jennifer Brown is a longstanding illustrator for Stave Puzzles, teaches art at The Sharon Academy and is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society. She studied watercolor painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, Art New England—Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bennington College and AVA. She exhibits with Long River Studios and Strafford Arts.

LOCATION
Morrill Homestead Education Center, Grounds and Environs
214 Morrill Memorial Highway
Strafford, Vermont 05072

FEE
$65.

REGISTRATION
Please preregister:
• Phone: 802-765-4288
• Email: director@morrillhomestead.org
• Online:
https://www.morrillhomestead.org/news-events/2017-programs-events-exhibits/#16

Time: 9/7/17 5:30pm - 9/28/17 7:30pm
Location: Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford
Aug
28
2017
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Sep
29
2017

Water, Water...

Water, Water... Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Entitled “WATER, WATER. . .” The Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University will feature this exhibition of artist Ruth Hamilton's work from Aug. 28 - Sep. 29, with an Artist's Reception scheduled for Friday, September 8 from 5-7 p.m.

This exhibition is about, and inspired by, water. The encompassing work varies in materials, from oil paintings to mixed media constructions, and includes excerpts of poems the artist has found inspiring. Experiencing visual art and the sound of words together has always fascinated Hamilton. She finds the practice of combining the two enriching.

The Christine Price Gallery
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University
45 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT
Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Time: 8/28/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
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
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
Sep
9
2017
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Sep
30
2017

ARA Exhibit at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library

ARA Exhibit at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Description:

The Art Resource Association Exhibit features the varied art work of Central Vermont artists including pastel, photography, watercolor, oil, acrylic and more. Art will be exhibited in The Karen Kitzmiller Room & The Non-Fiction Room

Time: 9/9/17 10:00am - 9/30/17 3:00am
Location: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 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
Aug
19
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Passages and Moorings: Three Journeys

Passages and Moorings: Three Journeys Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The newest collection of work at the CU Bank Gallery comes from three Vermont Artists, representing three distinct artistic journeys. The works encompass a variety of styles and mediums, including figurative ceramic sculpture, acrylics and ink, and mixed media. This exhibition will run from Aug. 19 - Sep. 30, 2017.

An Artist's Reception is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m.This reception will be held in conjunction with a reception at the Castleton Downtown Gallery for Persi Narvaez, the artist featured in "Afinidad/Affinity." Come out and visit both galleries, meet all the artists and enjoy two very different exhibitions in one evening!

THE CU BANK GALLERY
104 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT
(The corner of Center St. and Merchants Row, green marble facade)
Wednesday - Saturday ~ 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Time: 8/19/17 12:00pm - 9/30/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
Aug
19
2017
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Sep
30
2017

AFINIDAD/AFFINITY

AFINIDAD/AFFINITY Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In AFINIDAD / AFFINITY, Peruvian artist Persi Narvaez fuses a series of different themes together to be aligned with his identity and the Universe. His work is a reaffirmation of his identity as a social and spiritual human being. This exhibition will run from Aug. 19 - Sep. 30, 2017 at the Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland, with an Artist's Reception scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m.

In his abstract works Narvaez represents life as a process of evolution into a spiritual form using Pre- Columbian symbols to create a sublime space as if from another world. His Pre-Columbian works merge traditional symbols with images of modern society. This reflects Narvaez's needs to affirm his roots without losing sight of his reality in the contemporary world. In his Architecture works he show us his history and his spiritual path, making protagonists of the old houses, churches, and balconies from Lima and other places he belongs, while the elements he arranges in his Still Life works tell us the story of our quotidian life.

Narvaez shows us that each part of the world we live with needs to be aligned with the other to reach the harmony we need to live in. He manages to translate the daily, mundane, and traditional into a kind of mystical splendor.

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En AFINIDAD / AFFINITY Persi Narvaez fusiona una serie de diferentes temas juntos para alinearse con su identidad y el Universo. Su trabajo es una reafirmación de su identidad como ser humano social y espiritual.

En sus obras abstractas Narváez representa la vida como proceso de evolución en una forma espiritual, usando símbolos precolombinos para crear un espacio sublime como si fuera de otro mundo. En sus obras precolombinas fusiona los símbolos tradicionales con las imágenes de la sociedad moderna. Esto refleja las necesidades de Narváez de afirmar sus raíces sin perder de vista su realidad en el mundo contemporáneo. En sus obras de Arquitectura nos muestra su historia y su camino espiritual, haciendo protagonistas a las antiguas casas, iglesias y balcones de Lima y otros lugares a los que pertenece. En su Naturaleza Muerta los elementos que él organiza nos cuentan la historia de nuestra vida cotidiana.

Narváez nos muestra que cada parte del mundo con la que vivimos necesita estar alineada con la otra para alcanzar la armonía que necesitamos vivir. Él logra traducir lo cotidiano, lo mundano y lo tradicional en una especie de esplendor místico.

Time: 8/19/17 11:00am - 9/30/17 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Sep
9
2017
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Oct
1
2017

The Global Postal Art Show

The Global Postal Art Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This multi-national art exhibit will feature the work of over 200 artists whom have mailed in artwork from over 20 countries. The show will be prolific, taking up all 3 spacious galleries of what was a historic, stone church, now the art center, located at 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT. The work ranges in style, media and size, from large posters, paintings and collages, to smaller, assembages, assembling boxes, artist books, documents, zines, altered photos, dada-objects, flux-boxes, flux-scores, original post-cards etc., to unique rubber-stampings and artistamps!

Time: 9/9/17 5:00pm - 10/1/17 5:30pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
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
Sep
10
2017
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Oct
14
2017

1st Annual Multi-Media Mania

1st Annual Multi-Media Mania
Description:

Valley Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibition of fine art and quality custom crafts combined in one location. Multi-Media Mania moves into the new galleries of the Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm (48 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield VT, 05673)!

The non-juried exhibition is designed to showcase fine arts and crafts during the annual leaf-peeping season. The mixed showing of fine art and quality custom crafts includes paintings, fabric art, ceramics, glass, sculpture, furniture, photography, mosaics, woodworking, metalwork, quilting and weaving. The exhibition will illustrate how fine arts and quality crafts complement one another.

Gala Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 5–9 pm. The exhibition will run, September 10th–October 14th, Thursdays & Fridays 4–9pm and 
Saturdays & Sundays, noon–9 pm.

Entry to exhibit is open to everyone. The prospectus and entry/registration form can be found at www.valleyartsvt.com.http://valleyartsvt.com/event/multi-media-mania/

Time: 9/10/17 4:00pm - 10/14/17 9:00pm
Location: 48 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield
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
Aug
19
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Thin Places, Long Light: Paintings of Ireland and Vermont by Kathleen Kolb

Thin Places, Long Light: Paintings of Ireland and Vermont by Kathleen Kolb
Description:

Please join us on Saturday, August 19th from 6 to 8pm to celebrate our last opening reception of the summer!

Painter Kathleen Kolb was driven by two sustained, emotive forces in the creation of this collection of recent works inspired by travels in Ireland and throughout her home state of Vermont: a deep attachment to place and a passion for the visual effect of light on our everyday surroundings.

Time: 8/19/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
15
2017

The Strong and the Weak, Patrick Shoemaker Solo Exhibit

The Strong and the Weak, Patrick Shoemaker Solo Exhibit
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to present The Strong and the Weak, a solo exhibit of paintings from Patrick Shoemaker. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from September 1st through October 15th with an opening reception on September 8th from 5-8pm.

Patrick Shoemaker’s paintings are inspired by mythology and lore, rooted in American history, and folk art. While relying on contemporary vernacular, his paint handling and use of color is unmistakably his own. Using large amounts of medium mixed with oil pigment, this technique allows him to mix colors and blur lines directly on the surface, imitating a watercolor like texture. The paintings are at once iconographic and implicit, intimate and unknown.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Aug
19
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Elements: Charlie Bluett

Elements: Charlie Bluett
Description:

Please join us on Saturday, August 19th from 6 to 8 pm to celebrate our last opening reception of the summer!

In his first solo exhibition at West Branch, Charlie Bluett's expressionist paintings celebrate the changeling nature of the Vermont landscape, drawing upon impressions of morning mists rising to reveal the mountains, rain soaked stonewalls bursting with new moss and lichen, and the glancing sun on pebble-strewn creek beds.

Time: 8/19/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
16
2017

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Fantastic Wantastiquet is a new 'umbrella' festival covering Windham County and the immediate tri-state area, including Cheshire County NH and Franklin County MA. Most activities are concentrated in and around the Brattleboro area, but we explicitly embrace and publicize all arts and cultural activities in the larger area, particularly in the West River (Wantastiquet) valley watershed. The name 'Fantastic Wantastiquet' re-claims the original Abenaki name for the West River -- Wantastiquet -- and the larger Festival embraces traditional arts and cultural forms. In this inaugural year, the Festival is taking on special significance because Brattleboro has decided to embrace the Indigenous Peoples Day initiative in place of the National Columbus Day holiday weekend.

Location: Windham County, Vermont, Brattleboro
Aug
24
2017
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Oct
20
2017

River Works 3

River Works 3 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Gallery at River Arts is celebrating its third annual group exhibition of River Works (on view August 24 – October 20 2017). There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 14 from 5-7pm.

The River Arts Center’s name and location hold an emotional connection to Vermont rivers. Stewardship of environment in our community is vital. We see the bend in the Lamoille River at the Oxbow from the Center. Rivers are an important part of Lamoille County’s economic engine, with three locations for hydropower within three miles. Water is always moving. Change is constant.

River Works 3 includes a range of engaging paintings by Robert Brunelle, Rett Sturman, Jen Hubbard, John Sargent, and Homer Wells. Photographic work by Phil Herbison, and cyanotypes by Renee Greenlee show many perspectives on the river theme. Poetry and photography unite in Kent Shaw and Jean O’Conor’s collaborative piece “Rain,” and a time-lapse video by Kent Shaw of a year in the life of a stream conclude the list of exhibitors.

River Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, is located at 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Galleries are open M-Th 9-4, F 9-2. Admission is free. For more information, call 888-1261, or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 8/24/17 9:00am - 10/20/17 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Aug
19
2017
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Oct
21
2017

Transitions

Transitions
Description:

Realism to Abstract New!

This exciting new exhibition created by Valley Arts traces the various art genre as depicted by artists working in various mediums. 22 outstanding artists exhibit work with many pieces shown publicly for the first time. Photographs and paintings in pastel, oil, watercolor, pen & ink and acrylic are part of the exhibition.

Opening reception, Saturday, August 19, 5 – 7 pm All are welcome. The exhibition will run August 19th until October 21st, Wednesday – Saturday, 1pm-5pm.

Time: 8/19/17 1:00pm - 10/21/17 5:00pm
Location: Village Square Shopping Center 5031 Main St. #2, Waitsfield
Jul
22
2017
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Oct
21
2017

Exposed

Exposed Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Exposed is in its 26th year, with outdoor sculptures sited throughout the village and on the recreation path.

Time: 7/22/17 10:00am - 10/21/17 5:00pm
Location: 90 Pond St, Stowe
Sep
12
2017
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Oct
27
2017

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection
Description:

Two new exhibits: the Paleteers of Vermont member show and Sketches in Perfection: A special exhibit of paintings and sketches by Thomas Waterman Wood. Both exhibits run from September 12th through October 27th with an opening reception on Thursday September 14th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists, enjoy refreshments, learn more about T.W. Woods art and purchase local art at affordable prices.

Time: 9/12/17 12:00pm - 10/27/17 4:00pm
Location: T.W.Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier
Aug
25
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Susan Bull Riley’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world, which was hers to explore as she grew up in a family that spent as much time outdoors as in. “Natural Affection” reflects three facets of her work: a love of botanical watercolor, a bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release, via art, the intensity of her affection for the landscapes of her native state. The exhibit runs from August 25 through October 28, with an opening reception on Friday, August 25 from 5:00-7:00.

Time: 8/25/17 10:00am - 10/28/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
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
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) celebrates Vermont's colorful scenery with a new exhibit of paintings and pastels by Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet. The show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape" runs September 1 through October 31. Opening reception is Friday, September 8, 5-7pm at the BAG, 7 Center Street, Brandon.

Rollet, who attended the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, moved to Vermont in 1983, and became captivated by the diversity of the landscape. As she describes it, "From mountains to meadows to farm fields and woodlands, the characteristics of the Vermont landscape are no different than the individual features of its citizens. The beauty of the countryside forming its profile and features is the essence of what I hope to portray in my work.”

Working in oils and pastels, Rollet paints in plein air when the weather allows. "The long winter months of Vermont drive me indoors," she concedes, "but on location color studies, notes and photographs allow me to complete pieces more comfortably in my studio."

The recipient of several awards for her work, Rollet is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, and International Association of Pastel Societies.

The BAG welcomes the public to the opening reception for Norma Jean Rollet's show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape” on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
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
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Land and Light and Water and Air

Land and Light and Water and Air Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual flagship landscape exhibition: LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR, features over 100 paintings of New England scenes by 50 artists. Prizes are awarded, including the prestigious Alden Bryan Medal for Best in Show. Gallery hours listed are through Columbus Day, after which the gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Lush pastoral landscapes of rural America are the subject of poetic and haunting paintings by Massachusetts artist, Dennis Sheehan, on exhibit in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room.

The exhibit is open daily through Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, the hours shift to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery Middle Room, Jeffersonville
Sep
2
2017
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Nov
30
2017

LandARTLab 2017

LandARTLab 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

LandARTLab 2017 opens on Sept 2 at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Bring a picnic, walk the land, enjoy sculpture and a performance.

LandARTLab is an exhibition of site-specific works by 17 artists. Participating artists in 2017 include: Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nira Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Mary Admasian, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, and Jamie Townsend.

At 5 pm, on Sept. 2 at 5pm, choreographers Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz-Pullman will present the new work "Passing," performed by the 7 dancers and 2 musicians of the Passing Project. "Passing" features a large wooden and knotless netted linen set by Otto Pierce and Tracy Penfield.

LandARTLab is an extension of SculptureFest (Woodstock, VT), and is based at King Farm (Vermont Land Trust). The two locations are connected by a walking trail.

IMPORTANT - PARKING is at King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock, VT. Please note: no parking on Prosper Road.

Time: 9/2/17 4:00pm - 11/30/17 4:00pm
Location: King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock
Sep
5
2017
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Dec
10
2017

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of History of Art Carrie Anderson and her students, tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. The eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture comes from the generous gifts of Impressionist scholar and alumnus Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick.

Time: 9/5/17 10:00am - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
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