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Oct
14
2017

The Colors of Fall in Watercolor

The Colors of Fall in Watercolor Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This one-day workshop will focus on painting the spectacular fall landscape of New England in its glorious splendor. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor who will explain his technique for capturing the vibrancy of autumn colors and creating light and shadow through the layering process. Students will paint for the duration of the class followed by a critique. All abilities welcome. Materials list available.

Time: 10/14/17 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe
Oct
14
2017

Fall Open Studio Weekend & SVA Members Yard Sale

Fall Open Studio Weekend  &  SVA Members Yard Sale
Description:

Stone Valley Arts members are invited to set up on the lawn at Fox Hill for Poultney Town -wide Yard Sale, Saturday, October 14. Sell art, art supplies and materials, or any stuff you no longer want and that someone else might use.

Space is free, but you must bring your own table and/or tent as needed. Donations to SVA are welcome if you have a successful day of sales. It is also Vermont Open Studio weekend.

The SVA Gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm featuring “Homage” – works by SVA member artists that honor the work of an artistic predecessor. This curated exhibition seeks to explore the stylistic lineage embedded in the work of SVA member artists.

It’s a busy day in Poultney. So, spend the day at SVA. See the art, sell your unwanted stuff, and have fun!

Time: 10/14/17 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney
Oct
14
2017

Gil Perry Painting Demo

Gil Perry Painting Demo
Description:

Artist, Gil Perry, will demonstrate his oil painting techniques and share his inspirations from travels over the last five years. His paintings from New England to France are now on exhibit in his Little Gems show at VAULT.

Time: 10/14/17 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield
Oct
14
2017

Northern Stage Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) Fall Community Engagement Project Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Northern Stage Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) Fall Community Engagement Project Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Jaqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming is a powerful book of poetry about her childhood growing up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s. After reading the book together and discussing themes around childhood, race and family, Northern Stage's Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) join local seniors in a cross-generational collaboration, interviewing seniors about their childhood experiences. With mentorship from Dartmouth students and Northern Stage Apprentices, YES actors adapt these stories into verse, inspired by Jacqueline Woodson's poetic style, and will present them alongside excerpts from Brown Girl Dreaming at Wilder Club & Library on Saturday, October 14 and at Howe Library on Sunday, October 15. Chosen by Vermont Humanities to be the Vermont READS book of 2017, Northern Stage is excited to be one of the many organizations around the state to engage with this beautiful and life-affirming book. The performances are FREE, no reservations required.

Time: 10/14/17 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Wilder Club & Library, Wilder
Oct
14
2017

Homage - Opening Reception

Homage - Opening Reception
Description:

Curator, Phil Whitman’s introduction to Homage:

Many artists value originality in their work. However, even the most innovative and unique artworks arise from the influence of other artists. This curated exhibition seeks to explore the stylistic lineage embedded in the work of SVA member artists.

We invited artists to submit work, in any media, that honors the work of an artistic predecessor. This might be the work of a world-famous historical artist or the work of a personal mentor. Photographs of these influential works will be displayed alongside each artist’s work, making the spirit of “homage” more visible.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Exhibit Dates: October 14 – December 9, 2017

Image shown: A Salute to you, Jean Philippe!

Artist Mareva Millarc’s Statement:

Jean Philippe Dubuffet (1901-1985) was an influential French painter and sculptor. He also excelled at assemblage, lithography and writing. Dubuffet was the founder of the Art Brut movement and distinguished it as: "Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere." Jazz Band is one of the paintings that influenced the piece I am exhibiting in Homage.

Time: 10/14/17 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney
Oct
14
2017

National Theater Live: Angels in America Part 1

National Theater Live: Angels in America Part 1 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

America in the mid-1980s. Amid the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Meet Louis and Prior and Harper and Joe, two couples whose relationships are on the rocks: the former because of Prior’s AIDS diagnosis and Louis’ inability to cope with illness, the latter because of Joe’s closeted homosexuality and Harper’s incessant fears and hallucinations, as well as her addiction to pain-killers. As we follow these couples’ trials, we come across a handful of other colorful characters, including Roy Cohn, a malevolent, secretly gay Republican lawyer, political power broker, and mentor of Joe’s who is dying of AIDS; Belize, Prior’s ex-lover and a former drag queen who is stuck in the middle of Prior and Louis’s failing relationship; Hannah, Joe’s straight-laced, no-nonsense Mormon mother from Salt Lake, and The Angel, a divine emanation who appears to Prior as a messenger of God to inform him that “The Great Work” is about to begin. Starring Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter and Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn.

Time: 10/14/17 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Oct
14
2017

Ballet Vermont and Mister Chris present a Fall Festival

Ballet Vermont and Mister Chris present a Fall Festival
Description:

Bring the whole family to celebrate fall at Bread and Butter Farm. Ballet Vermont present's Bees & Friends, a new ballet for the whole family. Listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons as dancers bring fireflies, butterflies, bumble bees, caterpillars, and ladybugs to life! Mr. Chris will perform a selection of songs throughout the day. Walk around and enjoy a variety of dance activities sponsored by Ballet Vermont! Purchase some delicious food from the farm during this lovely fall festival!

End the evening with lullabies by Mister Chris and an encore performance of Ballet Vermont's fireflies at dusk.

Event Time: 3:00-6:30

Event Activities:
-- Bees & Friends (a 45 minute ballet) performed by Ballet Vermont
-- Music Performances by Mr. Chris
-- Photo Opps with characters from the Ballet
-- Mini dance classes provided by Ballet Vermont
-- Food available for purchase by Bread & Butter Farm and Blank Page Cafe

More details (including schedule of performance): www.balletvermont.org

This is an outdoor event.

Advance Purchase Tickets:
$20 General Admission
(tickets needed for ages 1- 100, babies under 1 free, adults older than 100- also free)

$65 Bee Hive 4 pack (4 general admissions tickets for a group of family and friends)

Day of Tickets at the Door: $25 General Admission

Time: 10/14/17 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Breand & Butter Farm, Shelburne
Oct
14
2017

Celebrate Art Fall Gala at the T.W. Wood Art Gallery

Celebrate Art Fall Gala at the T.W. Wood Art Gallery
Description:

Join us for the Gallery’s Celebrate Art Fall Gala! The Gala begins with Andy Christiansen on the piano, global soul food by the Bon Temps Gourmet (AKA Greg & Gretchen), art action stations including mask decorating, fun selfies and printmaking cards, a great silent auction, beer and wine, followed by dancing with the amazing CBT Band.

The Fall Gala silent auction will include artwork by August Burns, Anne Davis, Philip Hagopian, Andrew Kline, Andria Lovejoy, Daniel Neary, Daniel Pattullo & Michael Straus.Take home some fabulous art! The auction will include: portraits, photography, landscape and more! The auction will include many other offerings plus gift certificates.

$50 a person will support all Gallery programs! Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Gallery at twwoodgallery@gmail.com, calling 262-6035 or going to eventbrite!

Time: 10/14/17 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
Oct
14
2017

Sense and Sensibility - Aquila Theatre

Sense and Sensibility - Aquila Theatre
Description:

Tickets: $42, $34, $24, $15 (students free)

20% off!

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

“Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” - The New Yorker

Jane Austen is one of the most popular and beloved authors of all time. Born in the late 18th century, she wrote with great insight and wit about the lives of the English upper middle class. Her characters seem to drift through the inescapable life of leisure that only privilege can afford, yet they are forever negotiating the reality of birthright and custom.

Sense & Sensibilty is one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited - especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor who is level-headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.

Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design, and sound. D.C. Metro said “Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully.” NY Theater Review says “her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a master of direction.”

“A classically trained, modernly hip troupe.” –The New York Times

Time: 10/14/17 7:00pm
Location: Fuller Hall St. Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury
Oct
14
2017

Arts Bus Fundraising Gala and Gallery Showcase

Arts Bus Fundraising Gala and Gallery Showcase
Description:

The Arts Bus Gala and Gallery Showcase is our first annual community showcase! Join us for:

  • A digital gallery of the incredible art work created during our 2017 summer season.
  • Meet and listen to readings by National Book Award-Winning authors, William Alexander, M.T Anderson, and Katherine Paterson
  • Meet Arts Bus Teaching Artists
  • Bid on your favorite item during our Silent Auction
  • Enjoy good food and conversation during this 'must see' event!

To learn more about the Arts Bus, visit our website at www.artsbusvt.org

Time: 10/14/17 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Esther Mesh Room, Randolph
Oct
14
2017

Brandon Music brings back the Twangtown Paramours

Brandon Music brings back the Twangtown Paramours Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This husband and wife acoustic duo is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They are “well accomplished musicians” who “bring a blend of thought provoking lyrics with angelic vocals” (WDVX-FM, Knoxville, TN) to their fun and energetic performances. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 10/14/17 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Oct
14
2017

Pete's Posse

Pete's Posse
Description:

Pete’s Posse will be performing for the Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall on Saturday, October 14th. Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over hi-powered guitar and pounding footwork; mandolin, claw hammer banjo, jaw harp and rocking keyboards with voices to the mix; old songs and tunes, lyrical and driving, along side brand new ones. That’s the multi-generational heart and mind of PETE’S POSSE, at work and at play. The well known multi-instrumentalist and troubadour, Pete Sutherland, has decades of concert touring, teaching and studio production behind him. His all-Vermont “POSSE” includes his talented young fiddle protégé and fellow Clayfoot Strutter, Oliver Scanlon, and the dynamic accompanist Tristan Henderson, also of Atlantic Crossing and Pipers Den. Featuring Pete’s rootsy songs, the band’s original and traditional fiddle music, and a few unique covers, this band provides a fine opportunity for an intimate listen to an ever-evolving musical friendship that spans generations! Burnham Hall is located at 52 River Rd. in Lincoln. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30. Admission is $10 for adults, teens and kids are free. Burnham Hall has handicap access, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call: 388-6863.

Time: 10/14/17 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd., Lincoln
Oct
14
2017

Dave Keller Band and the Mo' Sax Horns

Dave Keller Band and the Mo' Sax Horns Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Dave Keller Band:
Dave Keller: vocals, guitar
Ira Friedman: Hammond B3 organ, piano
Gary Lotspeich: bass
Brett Hoffman: drums

The Mo' Sax Horns:
Jessica Friedman: baritone sax, alto sax
Joe Moore: tenor sax

Dave Keller is one of the finest soul and blues men of his generation.

Growing up in Worcester, MA, Keller loved music, but didn't learn guitar until 16, and didn't sing much until 20, when he stumbled upon the blues and never looked back.

In 1993, Keller moved to icy Vermont, launching The Dave Keller Band in 1996. In 1998, he began an enduring friendship with deep soul singer Mighty Sam McClain. His relationship with Sam, as well as with soul/blues greats Johnny Rawls and Robert Ward, added further depth to Keller's music.

Renowned for his live-wire shows -- where you'd find him fifty feet out in the audience, teasing whisper-soft licks from his strat, singing off-mike to the enrapt crowd, before digging into the strings and tearing the roof off the proverbial sucker – Keller earned a devoted fanbase extending far beyond Vermont. He 'paid his dues' – and his bills – with thousands of gigs, from coffeehouses and bars to the largest festivals in the northeast.

In 2009, Keller was discovered by legendary guitarist Ronnie Earl, and featured as singer and co-writer on Earl's award-winning CD, Living In The Light. But just as Keller's music began taking off, his marriage imploded.

Channeling the pain of his divorce into his music, Keller won the 2012 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Best Self-Produced CD Award (Where I'm Coming From), and earned a 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) nomination for Best Soul/Blues Album (Soul Changes), which he recorded with Al Green's original Hi Rhythm Section in Memphis.

With each album, Keller has grown more adept at turning his personal experiences into universal ones. His new CD, Right Back Atcha (Sept. 2016), continues that course, showcasing his powerful voice, his dynamic guitar playing, and his meaningful, memorable songs.

And who are The Mo' Sax Horns? Joe Moore (tenor sax) possesses the most impressive resume of any soul musician in Vermont, having played all over the U.S. with legends including Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers and the Isley Brothers, as well as projects like Jon Fishman's Pork Tornado. Jessica Friedman (bari sax) is a top shelf baritone sax player, known for rocking stages with the late Sandra Wright, and more recently with The Michelle Sarah Band. John Harrison (alto sax) has worked with Otis Rush, Bobby Radcliff, and Buster Poindexter, and currently leads the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir.

Dave Keller's devotion to his art is mirrored in the devotion of his ever-widening community of fans. “Everywhere I go, I see people who are hungry for connection. For something real. I think I give them that.”

Time: 10/14/17 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Oct
14
2017

Cocoon

Cocoon Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon the Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live without notes. This fifth-annual communitywide event is produced by the creators of the Middlebury Moth-UP in partnership with the Mahaney Center for the Arts. A reception with the storytellers follows. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14.

Time: 10/14/17 8:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, Middlebury
Oct
14
2017

Tom Harrell Quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center

Tom Harrell Quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm

Tom Harrell is one of the most prolific trumpeters in jazz. His career spans more than 40 years and he has appeared on over 260 albums with artists such as Charles McPherson and Horace Silver.

Tom Harrell twice earned trumpeter of the year in Down Beat Magazine. He has 27 albums as a leader and appeared as sideman with greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Jim Hall, Charlie Haden, and Joe Lovano. His recording with pianist Bill Evans won a Grammy for the ensemble in 1981.

This VJC performance with his working quartet promotes their new recording, 'Moving Pictures'.

"...one of the best composers, improvisers and bandleaders in jazz since the late '80s" -- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

Tom Harrell, trumpet
Danny Grissett, piano
Ugonna Okegwo, bass
Joe Dyson, drums

Tickets $20-$40 general, $15 students. Available online, at door, reserved by phone and In the Moment Records.

Call ahead for handicap access.

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro 05301

ginger@vtjazz.org
802 254 9088
www.vtjazz.org

Time: 10/14/17 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
Oct
12
2017
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Oct
14
2017

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Opera Company of Middlebury enters its 15th season with a production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love). The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill – and can even make other people fall in love with you.

Thursday, October 12 and Friday October 13 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $45-$60,

Time: 10/12/17 7:30pm - 10/14/17 4:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
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
Sep
29
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, this is the poignant and funny conclusion of Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy. Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing, while coping with their parents’ messy and gut-wrenching split. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the rest of the family is upset to hear a comedic rendition of their own trials and tribulations. How will Eugene and his brother balance their loyalties to their family and to their art?

Evening performances Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30

Matinees Thursday & Sunday at 2 pm

And Saturday Sept. 30th at 2 pm

Time: 9/29/17 7:30pm - 10/15/17 4:00pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street, Bennington
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
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
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
Oct
14
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Vermont Open Studio tour at Claire Payne Studios

Vermont Open Studio tour at Claire Payne Studios Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Local artists Claire payne and Mylissa Kowalski Davis warmly welcome you to Claire Payne Studios during the Fall 2017 open studio weekend on October 14th and 15h from 10am- 5pm. View beautiful fine art including paintings, drawings, 3D art, and photography in a painstakingly restored 18th century barn. This charming barn turned studio is a perfect space to explore the beautiful landscapes and stunning vista's that make Vermont home.

Claire Payne studios is known for an eclectic array of fine art. Claire is influenced by the culture and history of communities in Northwestern Vermont. This region continues to inspire her work with it’s simple beauty. Her body of work is a culmination of years of experience spanning many art mediums. Claire looks for ways to reclaim, or reuse materials in her pieces to add character and history to the finished pieces.

Mylissa Kowalski Davis is a landscape and wildlife artist living in Fairfax Vermont. Her love for art has always held a strong connection with the outdoors, and nature has been a constant inspiration.  Her paintings encompass a wide range of subjects such as landscapes, wildlife, and animal portraits. No matter the subject or medium, the common thread in Mylissa's artwork is her intention to portray beauty and meaning in the subtleties that surround us.

Time: 10/14/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: 4787 Ethan Allen Hwy, Fairfax
Oct
14
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Open Studio Weekend with our Member Artists

Open Studio Weekend with our Member Artists Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This is your chance to see some of our resident artists on their home turf. CAL welcomes you to Open Studio weekend with Liz Le Serviget, David Melech Hat Company and Susan Aranoff. Follow signs when you arrive to visit them all.

Liz's studio, Inky Dinky OinkInk can be found at CAL where she paints her imaginative and colorful canvasses of plants, animals and places dear to her heart. Susan can also be found on the ground floor with Lake Champlain Rock Art : a collection of rocks and rock sculptures gathered along the shores of the Lake Champlain Islands.
One of CAL's newest members is David Melech Hat Company - a new fedora hat maker committed to making the finest wool and fur fedoras in the world. Hats are made in the USA.
Part of Vermont Arts 2017

Time: 10/14/17 12:00pm - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
Oct
14
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures Fall Open Studio

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures Fall Open Studio Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures at Underhill Ironworks will be presenting over 50 crafted welded steel sculptures for the Vermont Crafts Council Fall Open Studio weekend October 14th and 15th from 10am -5pm. Special pricing on many sculptures for this event! Explore the sculpture fields at his studio and residence in beautiful Underhill, Vermont just twenty-five minutes from Burlington, VT.

Time: 10/14/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Gerald K Stoner Sculptures at Underhill Ironworks, Underhill
Oct
14
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Radiate Art Space, a new, non profit art studio will be showing local artist's work including painting, screen printing and glass. Heather Drury, Lexie Haselton, Kelsey Lewis, Emily Mitchell, Rebecca Rouiller and Christy Witters works will be displayed. Radiate's own student art work will also been shown.

Time: 10/14/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: 203 Bridge Street, Richmond
Oct
14
2017
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Oct
15
2017

VERMONT OPEN STUDIO 2017 HERMITAGE GALLERY

VERMONT OPEN STUDIO 2017 HERMITAGE GALLERY Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture by Marina Epstein and other artists at the Hermitage Gallery. Both gallery and studios will be open to the public for two days.

Time: 10/14/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: 365 Eagle Ledge Road, Worcester
Sep
29
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Seasons - Threadpainting by Pam Druhen

Seasons - Threadpainting by Pam Druhen
Description:

Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House is hosting an Artist Talk and Opening Reception for “Seasons-Threadpainting by Pamela Druhen” on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm. Pamela Druhen is an international award winning fiber artist, working primarily in fabric and thread, as well as teacher, lecturer and curator. She will speak about the inspiration for her artwork as well as the intricate techniques used to create each original design.

“Though much of my work is representational, I enjoy working in abstract as well,” said Druhen, “I’ve begun experimenting with wire as fiber, knitting or crocheting fine gauge wire and including it in different ways.” Most of the pieces on exhibit were done between 2014 and the present including some which have been created specifically for this exhibit.

Pam draws inspiration from the beauty of Vermont and how life here is defined by the seasons. When the seasons change, everything changes with it - the smells, colors, what we wear, how we live, the food we eat. Pam’s representational work is inspired by her experiences of the seasons while traveling with her husband around Vermont, New England and beyond. Her abstract work embraces the wider seasons of life – young, old, in-between, sickness, death, change, new life, joy, love, progress and confusion. These seasons are personal and limitless. “I think my abstract work is an attempt to embrace these wider seasons of life, those that aren’t defined by weather or temperature or the limits of landscape,” said Druhen.

The Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House has been exhibiting artwork during the Vermont Festival of the Arts for five years. “Because of our recent construction, we had to delay the opening of this show until after the Festival,” said Karen Nevin, chair of the Village Meeting House Arts Committee. “We are incredibly excited to be able to show Pam’s work this fall and open our doors to the community through this exhibit.”

The exhibit will run Fridays through Sundays, September 29-October 15 from noon – 5 pm. Pam will speak about her work on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm followed by the Opening Reception. Admission is free. The Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House is located at 4355 Main Street, Route 100, Waitsfield.

Time: 9/29/17 12:00pm - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: United Church of Christ Village Meeting House, Waitsfield
Oct
14
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Fall Open Studio Weekend

Fall Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork.

The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many participating galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.

Time: 10/14/17 10:30am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Statewide, Statewide
Oct
12
2017
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Oct
15
2017

5th Annual Burlington Fringe Theater Festival

5th Annual Burlington Fringe Theater Festival
Description:

A showcase for Vermont theater artists, featuring 24 performers in a wide variety of genresgenres, ensemble, solo, vaudeville, comedy, musical, performance art, drama and dance. Short 20 minute sets: Thursday is Blue Night - adult content, Sunday is family friendly matinee. Performers include Tickets $15.00, students $8, Kids under 6 free, tix available at the door first come first served, reservations recommended at Brown Paper Tickets. Off Center is at 294 N. Winooski Ave. in Burlington. NOTE THE SUNDAY, 10/15 (Family Friendly) shows are at 4PM, running until 6:30PM.

Time: 10/12/17 7:30pm - 10/15/17 10:30pm
Location: Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington
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
Sep
22
2017
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Oct
21
2017

Local Color

Local Color Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

ArtisTree Gallery invites you to visit our annual display of Local Color through the work of local artists. Acknowledge the season and celebrate color while supporting local creativity in what has become a perennial favorite among ArtisTree's exhibits.

Exhibit Dates: September 22nd - October 21

Time: 9/22/17 11:00am - 10/21/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
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
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
Oct
6
2017
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Oct
22
2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Welcome to the 1958 Springfield High School prom! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion. With over 30 classic hits from the 50s and 60s including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party!” The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical trip down memory lane.

Direction and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa

Time: 10/6/17 7:30pm - 10/22/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
16
2017
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Oct
22
2017

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly is an exhibition in which two women, working with the concept of sacred geometry, elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Time: 9/16/17 12:00pm - 10/22/17 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Sep
20
2017
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Oct
26
2017

A Doll's House

A Doll's House Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, argued that everyone, man or woman, had a right to be who they wanted to be. In A Doll’s House, protagonist Nora epitomizes struggles against the constraints of social conformity as she confronts her identity and the state of her marriage. Though Ibsen was writing in the 19th century, his masterpiece remains just as relevant as when it was written. As Mark Lawson writes, “Our culture is in moral chaos, with inquiries, trials, and debates agonizing over what we should think about politics, money, journalism, medicine, and sex, themes to which Ibsen…urgently returned.” – The Guardian

Location: The Northern Stage, White River Junction
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
Oct
5
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Robert Frost: This Verse Business

Robert Frost: This Verse Business Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

For nearly fifty years, Robert Frost “barded” around the country with his poetry, dry wit, and “promises to keep,” performing some of the greatest verse in the English canon and sharing his “wild surmises” on religion, science, poetic form, whatever was on his mind. Starring Emmy winning and Tony nominated actor Gordon Clapp, A.M. Dolan's This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also a personal view of Frost at his cabin.

Please call the box office at (802) 296-7000 or email boxoffice@northernstage.org for tickets or more information.

Time: 10/5/17 7:30pm - 10/28/17 9:30pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
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
19
2017
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Nov
4
2017

Rock Solid XVII

Rock Solid XVII
Description:

This outstanding exhibit, run annually since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists. In addition, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite.

Opening Reception: Fri., September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Exhibit Dates: September 19 – November 4, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am–5pm, Sat: noon–4pm

Address: 201 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

For more info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com / call: 802-479-7069

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Sep
19
2017
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Nov
4
2017

Athena Petra Tasiopoulos: Amended

Athena Petra Tasiopoulos: Amended
Description:

An exhibition of stitched collages by Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, recipient of the 2016-17 SPA Studio Residency. On display in SPA's second floor gallery.

Opening Reception: Fri., September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Exhibit Dates: September 19 – November 4, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am–5pm, Sat: noon–4pm

Address: 201 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

For more info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com / call: 802-479-7069

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Sep
19
2017
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Nov
4
2017

Molly Bosley: We're All Fine Here

Molly Bosley: We're All Fine Here
Description:

An exhibition of contemporary papercut artwork by Molly Bosley. On display in SPA's third floor gallery.

Opening Reception: Fri., September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Exhibit Dates: September 19 – November 4, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am–5pm, Sat: noon–4pm

Address: 201 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

For more info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com / call: 802-479-7069

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
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
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
16
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Fall Solo Shows

Fall Solo Shows
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Sep
23
2017
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Nov
11
2017

Art of the Selfie

Art of the Selfie Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

“Art of the Selfie” is an exhibition featuring work by Andy Warhol, Suzy Lake, Carrie Mae Weems, Marina Abramovic, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and emerging artists who explore the expression and transformation of self-images and identity. Curated by Sarah McCutcheon Greiche.

Time: 9/23/17 10:00am - 11/11/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
23
2017
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Nov
11
2017

Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell

Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Berlin-based artist Ruglio-Misurell will present recent sculptures and prints for a solo exhibition.

Time: 9/23/17 10:00am - 11/11/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Oct
6
2017
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Nov
18
2017

Show 21 at The Front

Show 21 at The Front Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

SHOW 21 is the latest group exhibition of the collective gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. n addition, the Front will present work by guest artist Alisa Dworsky whose creative work includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and architecture. In her installation work, Alisa explores how force and rhythm are communicated in the human body and in human built structures. Gallery hours are Friday 5 - 8 PM, Sat 11 AM-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists are also available for sale. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 10/6/17 5:00pm - 11/18/17 8:00pm
Location: The Front, Montpelier
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
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

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
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
28
2017
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Nov
30
2017

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran
Description:

Three evenings of poetry process tutelage! Start with baby ideas & brainstorms. Write a working poem draft. Try it out on a thoughtful, encouraging group of fellow poets. All abilities welcome.

Sept. 28, Oct. 26, & Nov. 30
Free, but please register at the adult circulation desk by calling 802 223-3338. Limit of 12 people.

Time: 9/28/17 6:30pm - 11/30/17 8:00pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Sep
15
2017
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Dec
10
2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition.

Time: 9/15/17 12:00pm - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Sep
17
2017
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Dec
28
2017

A Peek At Pastels

A Peek At Pastels
Description:

A Peek at Pastels is juried show containing a collection of 30 paintings by several pastel artists around New England.
Claudia Post (www.ClaudiaPost.com) and Daryl Storrs (https://www.darylstorrs.com/) juried the show.
Doug Dawson (http://www.dougdawsonartist.com/) judged the show.
There will be a reception on Friday, November 3rd, from 5-7 p.m

Time: 9/17/17 12:00am - 12/28/17 12:00am
Location: Hotel Coolidge, 39 S Main St., White River Junction
Oct
6
2017
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Jan
7
2018

Of Land and Local

Of Land and Local Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Of Land and Local celebrates its fifth year at the BCA Center & Shelburne Farms. 16 new and returning artists further explore last year’s watershed focus bringing a fresh perspective to this important topic.

The exhibit explores how issues relating to the watershed fit within a domestic and global context. Themes investigate ideas of place, conservation, commodification, and water’s cultural role within our community.


Exhibition Dates:

Shelburne Farms (Coach Barn): October 5 - October 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 • 5-8 p.m.

BCA Center: October 20 - January 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 • 6-8 p.m.


Exhibiting Artists
Charlie Bluett, Brian Collier, Georgie Friedman, Hope Ginsburg, Rebecca Hutchinson, Elliott Katz, Katie Loesel, Elizabeth Nelson, Don Ross, James Scheuren, Jessica Scriver, Lynn Sullivan, Naoe Suzuki, John Willis, Nancy Winship Milliken, and Mary Zompetti

Location: Burlington City Arts, Burlington
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