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Dec
8
2017

12th Annual Broadway Direct: Music of Cole Porter & Frank Loesser

12th Annual Broadway Direct: Music of Cole Porter & Frank Loesser Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The 2017 production of Broadway Direct will make it an even dozen years that this exceptional and extremely popular show has been presented on the stage of the Vergennes Opera House. Broadway veteran and local resident Bill Carmichael has called on many of his Broadway friends to travel to the little city of Vergennes Opera House to bring the songs of musical theater to life.

This year’s production will focus on the music and lyrics of two well-known Broadway talents, Cole Porter and Frank Loesser. Their talent can be heard in the music of “Anything Goes”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “Guys and Dolls”, “Begin the Beguine” and so much more.

“Hands down Broadway Direct is our most anticipated show of our season,” said Gerianne Smart, President of the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House. “Every year, Bill and his friends transport us to the lively theaters of Broadway with their big voices and exceptional theatrical talents. How they do this so exceptionally well, with such little rehearsal (they rehearse together for just a day and a half), is a testament to their professionalism and their commitment to their art and desire to entertain.”

The professionals joining Bill Carmichael on stage this year are Kathryn Markey, Amanda Ryan Paige, and Jeffrey Todd Parrott. Once again, they will be expertly accompanied on the Vergennes Opera House grand piano by Scott Nicholas.

As in years past, Bill and company will be joined on stage by area high school students. This year, the student performers are Caitlin Walsh (Vergennes), Sydney Tarte (Vergennes) Maddy Smith (Vergennes), Jonny Barden (Colchester) and Sam Dickin (Colchester).

Saint Michael’s Playhouse collaboration: This entire show, students and all, will also be performing a matinee and an evening performance the very next day on Saturday, December 9th in Saint Michael’s Playhouse! This gives the students an incredible opportunity to perform with professional singers/actors on an equity stage!

TICKET INFO: Tickets are available online in advance via the Vergennes Opera House website (http://www.vergennesoperahouse.org) and are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+), and $5 for students 18 and younger. The special pricing for students is made possible by underwriting from the Vergennes Rotary Club. Tickets are also available in advance at Classic Stitching in Vergennes and at the door.

General seating. Doors will open at approximately 6:45 p.m.

For more information visit the Vergennes Opera House website or call 802-877-6737.

SPONSORS: BROADWAY DIRECT is made possible by the generosity of the following SHOW SPONSORS: Bill and Connie Houston, Fred Peet, Ed and Beverly Biello, The Hardy Family, Vergennes Rotary Club, Mike and Lynn Donnelly, and Derek Cohen. It is also supported by our SEASON SPONSORS: RPM Restoration Performance Motorcars, H.J. LeBoeuf & Sons Contractors & Builders, Lizbeth and Tim Ryan, Vergennes Animal Hospital, Jackman Fuels, Andrew and Jeff Fritz, Amanda Bodell and Jeffry Glassberg, The Schaefer Family and the radio stations of Hall Communications Radio Group: WOKO, WKOL, WIZN, WBTZ and WJOY.

ABOUT BROADWAY DIRECT: Broadway Direct is the brainchild of local resident and Broadway veteran Bill Carmichael who came to Vergennes from NYC with his family about 11 years ago. He and his wife operate the Emerson Guest House and their daughter attends the local high school. Since moving to Vermont he and his family have been very active in the Vermont performing arts scene.

All of the artists have a long list of professional acting “chops” including performing off-Broadway and on Broadway in such productions at Cats, Les Miserable, Mamma Mia, 3 From Brooklyn, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few. They have also traveled in national touring groups and performed in productions at regional equity theaters such at St. Michael’s Playhouse and Northern Stage.

The Vergennes Opera House is a 501 (3) c non-profit organization and is located on the
second floor (ADA compliant) of City Hall in Vergennes, 120 Main Street, Vergennes, VT.
Phone: 802-877-6737, http://www.vergennesoperahouse.org

Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Dec
8
2017

Oldcastle Film Series: The Peace Agency

Oldcastle Film Series: The Peace Agency Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Friday Dec 8 7:00pm Vermont Premiere
The Peace Agency
GREAT WOMEN FILM SERIES
Women Should Rule The World
Ambassadors Of Peace, Women Change Makers Of Pozo Indonesia Are Empowered To Unite A Country In Conflict. 500 Christian & Muslim Women At Odds Are Brought Together For One Cause By An Injured Woman With A BIG IDEA.

Lian Gogali and her 500 female students are a force to be reckoned with the conflict torn area of Poso, Indonesia. They are part of a powerful and successful movement for peace and justice in an area that has been racked by inter-religious violence for over a decade.

But five years ago, Lian was just a single mother living in rural Poso with a broken leg and a big dream to educate marginalised women. The Peace Agency follows her remarkable journey from her village to New York City to create The Women's School, an institution that transforms its all-female class into agents of peace and non-violence grassroots activism that has altered the course of the conflict in Poso, and possibly the future of Indonesia
All seats $10
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/27524256

Time: 12/8/17 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Dec
8
2017

How to Eat Like a Child is the Perfect Non-Holiday Show

How to Eat Like a Child is the Perfect Non-Holiday Show
Description:

Want to see a great show but getting a little tired of Scrooge and nutcrackers and red-nosed reindeer? The Middlebury Community Players Foundations offers up the perfect break from the holidays, HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up. Opening Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm at the Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, the show continues on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th with 2:00 matinees. The low ticket price of only $7 make it an affordable outing for the whole family.

Tickets are on sale through the Town Hall Theater Box Office at townhalltheater.org, in person at THT, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury (802-382-9222) Monday-Saturday, noon to 5:00pm, or at the door at Middlebury Union High School starting one hour before show times.

It's kids versus the adults in this revue, and guess who wins! The all-child cast will give you lessons in things like how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room, and how to laugh hysterically. The charming and witty music score by John Forster enhances and underscores the comedy and has made this show a favorite ever since it premiered in 1981. The best selling book by Delia Ephron was adapted by Judith Kahan into a one-hour special starring Dick Van Dyke for NBC. The television show was then adapted to the live stage three years later, opening in New York in 1984. Since then, countless productions have been mounted across the country, making this one of the most enduring family shows in recent theatrical history.

Time: 12/8/17 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, Middlebury
Dec
8
2017

Mark Erelli and Stephen Chipman at Next Stage

Mark Erelli and Stephen Chipman at Next Stage
Description:

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriters Mark Erelli and Stephen Chipman at Next Stage on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm.

Mark Erelli has toured internationally as a solo artist for the past eighteen years, appearing onstage everywhere from coffeehouses and major folk festival stages (Newport, Philadelphia, Shrewsbury (UK)) to Fenway Park, where he once sang the national anthem before a Red Sox game. He has won music awards ranging from the Kerrville Folk Festival Best New Folk Award to Grand Prize in the International Song Contest. In recent years, Erelli has gained notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist sideman and producer, accompanying Grammy-winning artists such as Lori McKenna, Paula Cole and Josh Ritter everywhere from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry to London's Royal Albert Hall.

In addition to producing two records for McKenna, Erelli's own diverse discography includes collections of western swing, lullabies, bluegrass (with his band “Barnstar!”) and songs of stirring social conscience, as well as several highly-acclaimed collaborations (2009's “Darwin Song Project” and 2010's “Seven Curses,” a collection of murder ballads recorded with Jeffrey Foucault).

Stephen Chipman grew up in Boston, where he learned to play guitar at an early age and rode the folk music wave through college frat parties and corner bars in the 1970s. Forty years later, when he’s not rebuilding old parlor guitars in his Chester, VT shop, Chipman returns to his singer/songwriter roots with a set list of songs dedicated to poking fun at himself and the follies of his past.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $16 Advance / $20 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney. For more information, visit www.markerelli.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.

Time: 12/8/17 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill, Putney
Dec
8
2017

12th Annual Broadway Direct: Music of Cole Porter & Frank Loesser

12th Annual Broadway Direct: Music of Cole Porter & Frank Loesser Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The 2017 production of Broadway Direct will make it an even dozen years that this exceptional and extremely popular show has been presented on the stage of the Vergennes Opera House. Broadway veteran and local resident Bill Carmichael has called on many of his Broadway friends to travel to the little city of Vergennes Opera House to bring the songs of musical theater to life.

This year’s production will focus on the music and lyrics of two well-known Broadway talents, Cole Porter and Frank Loesser. Their talent can be heard in the music of “Anything Goes”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “Guys and Dolls”, “Begin the Beguine” and so much more.

“Hands down Broadway Direct is our most anticipated show of our season,” said Gerianne Smart, President of the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House. “Every year, Bill and his friends transport us to the lively theaters of Broadway with their big voices and exceptional theatrical talents. How they do this so exceptionally well, with such little rehearsal (they rehearse together for just a day and a half), is a testament to their professionalism and their commitment to their art and desire to entertain.”

The professionals joining Bill Carmichael on stage this year are Kathryn Markey, Amanda Ryan Paige, and Jeffrey Todd Parrott. Once again, they will be expertly accompanied on the Vergennes Opera House grand piano by Scott Nicholas.

As in years past, Bill and company will be joined on stage by area high school students. This year, the student performers are Caitlin Walsh (Vergennes), Sydney Tarte (Vergennes) Maddy Smith (Vergennes), Jonny Barden (Colchester) and Sam Dickin (Colchester).

Saint Michael’s Playhouse collaboration: This entire show, students and all, will also be performing a matinee and an evening performance the very next day on Saturday, December 9th in Saint Michael’s Playhouse! This gives the students an incredible opportunity to perform with professional singers/actors on an equity stage!

TICKET INFO: Tickets are available online in advance via the Vergennes Opera House website (http://www.vergennesoperahouse.org) and are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+), and $5 for students 18 and younger. The special pricing for students is made possible by underwriting from the Vergennes Rotary Club. Tickets are also available in advance at Classic Stitching in Vergennes and at the door.

General seating. Doors will open at approximately 6:45 p.m.

For more information visit the Vergennes Opera House website or call 802-877-6737.

SPONSORS: BROADWAY DIRECT is made possible by the generosity of the following SHOW SPONSORS: Bill and Connie Houston, Fred Peet, Ed and Beverly Biello, The Hardy Family, Vergennes Rotary Club, Mike and Lynn Donnelly, and Derek Cohen. It is also supported by our SEASON SPONSORS: RPM Restoration Performance Motorcars, H.J. LeBoeuf & Sons Contractors & Builders, Lizbeth and Tim Ryan, Vergennes Animal Hospital, Jackman Fuels, Andrew and Jeff Fritz, Amanda Bodell and Jeffry Glassberg, The Schaefer Family and the radio stations of Hall Communications Radio Group: WOKO, WKOL, WIZN, WBTZ and WJOY.

ABOUT BROADWAY DIRECT: Broadway Direct is the brainchild of local resident and Broadway veteran Bill Carmichael who came to Vergennes from NYC with his family about 11 years ago. He and his wife operate the Emerson Guest House and their daughter attends the local high school. Since moving to Vermont he and his family have been very active in the Vermont performing arts scene.

All of the artists have a long list of professional acting “chops” including performing off-Broadway and on Broadway in such productions at Cats, Les Miserable, Mamma Mia, 3 From Brooklyn, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few. They have also traveled in national touring groups and performed in productions at regional equity theaters such at St. Michael’s Playhouse and Northern Stage.

The Vergennes Opera House is a 501 (3) c non-profit organization and is located on the
second floor (ADA compliant) of City Hall in Vergennes, 120 Main Street, Vergennes, VT.
Phone: 802-877-6737, http://www.vergennesoperahouse.org

Time: 12/8/17 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Dec
8
2017

Turning of the Year: Whelan, McNally, & Low Lily

Turning of the Year: Whelan, McNally, & Low Lily Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Seven-time All-Ireland Accordion Champion and Narada recording artist John Whelan teams up with American roots band Low Lily and Scottish-style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular holiday celebration. Featuring traditional and original music from Ireland, Scotland, and America, this diverse and energetic show ushers in the holiday season with a festive flair.
Reserved seating: adults $20 advance, $22 day of; students $10
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 12/8/17 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Dec
8
2017

VSO Holiday Pops - Barre

VSO Holiday Pops - Barre Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops features festive music from around the world, a carol singalong, and a special appearance by the Bronze Ambassadors, an award-winning student bell choir from Newport. Syrian composer Suad Bushnaq will join us for a performance of her beautiful Tomorrow, bringing a message of hope and peace. Russia is well represented with Glazunov’s “Winter” and selections from the Nutcracker, then back to America for Chadwick’s Jubilee & Noel, and – of course – Sleigh Ride! The VSO will be led by Guest Conductor Anne Decker.

Time: 12/8/17 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Nov
3
2017
– THRU –
Dec
9
2017

Feick Arts Center presents the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

Feick Arts Center presents the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers
Description:

The Feick Arts Center is excited to announce a new exhibit of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers opening Friday, November 3. The Guild is an association of master level furniture makers dedicated to the promotion of quality craftsmanship, excellence in design, and the pursuit of artistic vision. The exhibit will include dozens of exquisite handcrafted pieces from tables and chairs to mirrors and bowls, chests and desks and many other surprises. The participating members for the Feick exhibit include: Jason Breen, Chris Ericson, Ray Finan, Bob Gasperetti, Rick Haver, Dale Helms, David Hurwitz, David Lewis, Dan Mosheim, George Sawyer, and Walt Stanley. The opening reception at the Feick Arts Center takes place on Friday, November 3rd from 5-8pm and includes live music, refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists. The exhibit runs from November 3 to December 9. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm or by appointment. The Feick Arts Center is located at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. For more information call 802-287-8398. To find out more information on the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers visit: www.vermontfurnituremakers.com.

Time: 11/3/17 5:00pm - 12/9/17 2:00pm
Location: Green Mountain College, Poultney
Dec
8
2017
– THRU –
Dec
9
2017

POP-UP ART SHOW

POP-UP ART SHOW
Description:

A POP-UP HOLIDAY ART SHOW of paintings and sculpture organized by artists of the Open Studio Tour of Washington County will have a two-day event in the Village of Greenwich at 103 Main Street. Recent works reflect the artist’s reactions to the upstate world through soft impressionism and landscapes to detailed close-ups of animals, found-object collage and cars in the rural setting. The event will be held Friday and Saturday 11am-7pm, December 8-9 at 103 Main Street in the Village of Greenwich. Stop by and meet the artists at an Art Reception Friday, December 8, 4-6:30. Local wine is featured from Victory Vineyards. Participating artists are Ann Fitzgibbons, Karen Koziol, Stephen Lack, Jeri Macdonald, Leah McCloskey, Leslie Peck, Anne Sutherland, Hannie Varosy, Gyula Varosy and Don Wynn. The artists will donate 10% of sales to Comfort Food Community.

Time: 12/8/17 11:00am - 12/9/17 7:00pm
Location: 103 Main Street, Greenwich, NY, Outside Vermont
Dec
8
2017
– THRU –
Dec
9
2017

Country Christmas

Country Christmas
Description:

Come visit the Mad River Valley during the Holiday Season! Help our shops, galleries, inns and restaurants welcome winter in style with this fun-filled two day event. Kids of all ages join the merriment with indoor & outdoor activities, including a visit with Santa. Many shops will also be open late for convenient holiday shopping.

Country Christmas has been selected as a Top 10 Winter Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

 

Location: Mad River Valley, Waitsfield
Sep
5
2017
– THRU –
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
Dec
1
2017
– THRU –
Dec
10
2017

HOTBALL: A New Vermont MuSICKal

HOTBALL: A New Vermont MuSICKal
Description:

by Geof Hewitt & David Schein
Directed by David Schein
Featuring; Dana Block, Monica Callan, Geof Hewitt, David Klein, Donny Osman, David Schein and Jeff Tolbert

HOTBALL is an apocalyptic jugband "muSICKal" set in the not-too-distant & all-too-weird present, featuring 12 songs, squirrel puppets & a cast of actor-musicians.

It’s a blizzard in June at Chaz’s gas station/herb farm, somewhere up North between Burch and Mulard and the snow is coming down like Jell-O shots. Chaz’s old band mate, Logo, seeking shelter, knocks on the door but Chaz doesn’t want to let him in; they haven’t talked for twenty years, since the night of the Herpsvaburger Barn Fire, the night that Becca Bogey mysteriously disappeared. Foul play was, and is, suspected. Meanwhile, constant changes in the weather have the neighborhood squirrels frustrated; they don’t know when to mate, build a nest, have a litter or what? When Oily Herpsvaburger, the third member of ‘the worst band that ever came out of Mulard, “Hotball,”’ shows up, everyone knows that supernatural forces are at work. And when Nor’Man, the Innuit, lands with his helicoptor and the Woman in the Ski Mask with the all-too-familiar tattoo arrives and Chaz’s ex-wife, Trudi, floats in on a cow, the ball starts rolling uphill. From blizzard to flood to drought to fire, disasters compile until 12 songs later, Chaz steps out into a vastly altered landscape, more like Pompeii, (or more recently -Santa Rosa) than the green hills of Mulard that he has known and loved and from which he has never been able to escape. And the squirrels, being squirrels, get it on.

Geof Hewitt is one of Vermont’s best known poets and a much beloved teacher of writing. David Schein is a Vermont native who has made theater all over the world. Geof and David met in the sixties at the University of Iowa Writer’s workshop and since then have collaborated on numerous projects – the Enosburg Medicine Show, The Actualist Conventions in Berkeley , Vermont Poets on Tour, and teaching together at the Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts. HOTBALL features well-known Vermont performers Dana Block, Monica Callan, David Klein and Donny Osman and Jeff Tolbert as well as Hewitt and Schein. The staging is open, with funky songs, sweet harmonies and broad and timely comedy. The entertainment temperature will be scorching when HOTBALL burns down the house, starting December 1st at Off Center. Don’t miss it.

Picture: L to R ¬ David Klein, Jeff Tolbert, Donny Osman, Geof Hewitt, David Schein, Monica Callan, Dana Block,
Photo: David Schein

Note time changes - Fri and Sat Dec 1,2 and 8,9 @ 7:30 PM, Sunday Dec 3 & 10 @ 2PM

Time: 12/1/17 7:30pm - 12/10/17 10:00pm
Location: Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington
Nov
3
2017
– THRU –
Dec
15
2017

Imagining Home

Imagining Home Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Imagining Home, presents innovative home design born of collaboration between community members dealing with homelessness and prominent local architects. Seven unique individuals each with their own story to tell, shared intimate details of their struggles and resilience with socially engaged architects who value the opportunity to hear directly from those in our community affected by homelessness. 
Imagining Home presents the original designs resulting from this process of discovery.

Participating Architects include: Rolf Keilman, Truex Cullins; Michael Wisniewski, Duncan Wisniewski Architecture; Terry Findeise; John McLeod + Stephen Kredell, McLeod Kredell Architecture;
Jesse Couture + Ken Ferrer, Linesync Architecture; and GBA Architectecture and Planning

Time: 11/3/17 5:00pm - 12/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Fletcher Free Library - Main Reading Room, Burlington
Dec
8
2017
– THRU –
Dec
16
2017

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Description:

Vermont Theatre Company is pleased to present its fourth annual production of A Christmas Carol, based on the novella by Charles Dickens, and adapted and directed by Jessica Gelter with James Gelter.

A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

With the spirit of giving that the story implores in mind, VTC will be accepting food donations throughout the show-run to help local individuals in need. Bring a non-perishable food item to any performance to receive $1 off your ticket. All food donations will be delivered to the Groundworks Drop-In Center in Brattleboro, VT. There will also be an opportunity to sign up to work with others to cook a meal for the drop in center sometime over the winter months.

DATES
Performances will take place over two weekends, on December 8, 9, 10, 14,15 and 16, at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in downtown Brattleboro, VT. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00pm, Sunday at 3:00pm.

TICKETS
Tickets are $15 general admission, $13 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 10 and under.

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Tickets may be reserved by calling 802.258.1344 or by emailing vtcreservations@gmail.com. For more information, please visit vermonttheatrecompany.org

Time: 12/8/17 7:00pm - 12/16/17 11:59pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro
Oct
31
2017
– THRU –
Dec
23
2017

August Burns & Heidi Broner, New American Realism

August Burns & Heidi Broner, New American Realism
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce the New American Realism exhibit of Vermont artists Heidi Broner August Burns. The exhibit runs from October 31 through December 22, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 2, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet the artists, purchase art and enjoy refreshments. There will be a Gallery Art Talk with the artists on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 pm. Broner and Burns’ will discuss their artwork followed by a time for discussion with the audience. Ginny Callan, the Gallery’s Executive Director said ”We are thrilled to have two exceptional Vermont artists teaming up together for this joint exhibit. This show is one of the highlights of the Gallery this year and is not to be missed!”

Heidi Broner http://www.heidibroner.com/ grew up in a family of artists outside of New York City, immersed in an atmosphere in which drawing and painting were a natural, delightful part of daily life. Her interests have led her to work in a wide variety of media. She has illustrated books, designed and painted murals and worked for many years with the Bread and Puppet Theatre as an artist and performer. In 1999 she began working in the Vermont granite industry hand engraving custom drawings directly onto black stone. Working alongside the stone craftsman has given her a deeper appreciation of the skill, patience and attention to the task that is developed by people who work in the trades. In 2003 she began her At Work series of paintings, which formed the basis of a solo exhibit at the Vermont Governor’s office in 2009. Her work has been collected by both private individuals and corporations.

August Burns http://augustburns.com/ is an award-winning portrait and figurative painter who seeks to capture the character and essence of her subjects in her art. Her paintings and drawings, which have been exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the United States, have been praised for their veracity and depth. August received her early training in the studio of a master artist, where she learned the fundamentals of oil painting. Arriving in art school, she was quickly disillusioned by the focus on abstract and conceptual art and found her way into a career in midwifery and women’s health around the world. August credits the intimacy of her portraits to that work. She states, “I fall in love with the beauty of each of my subjects.” August recently had the honor of painting the official portrait of Governor Peter Shumlin, which now hangs in the Vermont State House. She works out of her studio in Middlesex, Vermont.

Also showing are paintings from the Gallery’s permanent collection of the Work Progress Administration and the T.W. Wood permanent collection. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

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

Time: 10/31/17 12:00am - 12/23/17 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Nov
17
2017
– THRU –
Dec
24
2017

16th annual holiday market

16th annual holiday market Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Chandler’s annual holiday artisans market offers shoppers a wide array of fine gifts for the holidays. The market will be open Wednesdays through Sundays 12-6 pm (Christmas Eve 12-3 pm).
For more info: 802-728-9878 or outreach@chandler-arts.org

Time: 11/17/17 12:00pm - 12/24/17 6:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Sep
17
2017
– THRU –
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
Nov
15
2017
– THRU –
Dec
28
2017

Celebrate!

Celebrate!
Description:

Our annual local arts celebration since 2000 that features a wide variety of art and crafts created by SPA member artists. This show is on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building and includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts made by 70 local artists.

Exhibit Dates: November 15 – December 28, 2017

Reception: Sat., November 18, 4-6PM

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and directions. For information: 802-479-7069, info@studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Oct
4
2017
– THRU –
Dec
29
2017

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This exhibit provides the viewer with a welcome escape to far-off environments. Here you will travel into the artist’s expansive pastures, cities, and seascapes that explode with color and light. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
4
2017
– THRU –
Dec
29
2017

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Neddo expresses his personal vision using Stone Age technology (or primitive skills) to create works of wild-crafted fine art; making every part of his creations utilizing fibers, furs, berries, beeswax, mud, sticks, and stones to create the tools of his creative process—paintbrushes, ink, charcoal, paint, papers, and pens. The amazing works themselves are also crafted from homemade paints, inks, charcoals, and papers. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
26
2017
– THRU –
Dec
29
2017

Cindy Griffith "Magic in the Landscape"

Cindy Griffith "Magic in the Landscape" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Common Space Gallery at River Arts Presents:
Magic in the Landscape
Opening Reception Thursday, October 26th, 5-7pm

River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

Magic in the Landscape, an exhibition of work by Cindy Griffith, will be on exhibit in The Common Space Gallery at River Arts October 26 through December 29, 2017.

Inspired by nature, Griffith’s work is characterized by amplified colors and textures creating a magical-realism effect in her representational art. Playing with light and dark, warm and cool, in subjects such as forest shadows, mountain sun, fields, trees and a variety of landscapes, she captures special vignettes, allowing the viewer to share those joyful and intimate moments in nature.

Painting in her studio under the watchful eye of Hunger Mountain, Griffith works from reference photos or painting en plein air for a more three-dimensional experience in the warmer months. Being born and raised in Vermont contributed to becoming an artist of nature. Her training began early at the hands (and brush) of her father, Artist Leon Griffith, who imparted a respect and appreciation for nature in addition to a love of art.

Griffith has been juried into many exhibits throughout New England, including the Southern Vermont Art Center, The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, Art in the Round Barn, the Bryan Memorial Gallery, Studio Place Arts, the Vermont Governor’s Office, Chaffee Art Center, Gruppe Gallery, T.W. Wood Art Gallery, and many others. She’s been selected to be an Artist in Residence for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Crawford Notch, NH. She teaches pastel painting classes in Central Vermont as well as teaching privately.

Join River Arts in celebrating Cindy Griffith’s work on Thursday, October 26th, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9-4pm and Friday 9-2pm. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. Galleries are wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call (802) 888-1261, or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 10/26/17 9:00am - 12/29/17 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Oct
26
2017
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Dec
29
2017

Liz Nelson "ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May"

Liz Nelson "ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Gallery at River Arts Presents:
ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May
Opening Reception Thursday, October 26th, 5-7pm

The Gallery at River Arts is pleased to present, “ĺsland í Maí: Iceland in May,” an exhibit of work by Vermont based artist Liz Nelson, on view October 26 - December 29, 2017.

After a short visit to Iceland, Nelson felt “an irresistible magnetic pull.” Captivated by the geography and geology shaped by volcanic activity, erosion, and wind, Nelson describes the island as one of isolation and change. The earth underneath is continually disrupted, the air is a tumult of wind, clouds, smoke, rain and snow. There is no prevailing wind; it comes from around the world in every direction. Active volcanoes, bright green valleys, glacier-cut fjords, black sand beaches, and roaring rivers are the most distinctive features of the Icelandic landscape. And although they are very accessible, they still remain virtually untouched by human civilization.

Nelson returned for a month long Arts Residency with SĺM (the Association of Icelandic Artists), an organization that supports a cultural exchange of visual artists with all countries of the world. These paintings are the result of that experience.

Elizabeth Nelson has exhibited in shows throughout Vermont and New England as well as in juried shows in Wisconsin, New York, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Her work was featured prominently in the recent “Art of Vermont” exhibit which toured statewide, and is in many private collections, including those of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tanglewood, The Federal Reserve in Boston, Cobella Design in Portland, Oregon, and Jay Peak Resort. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Join River Arts in celebrating Liz Nelson’s work on Thursday, October 26th, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9-4pm and Friday 9-2pm. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. Galleries are wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call (802) 888-1261, or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 10/26/17 9:00am - 12/29/17 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Dec
1
2017
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Dec
30
2017

Members’ Art Show and Festival of Trees & Light

Members’ Art Show and Festival of Trees & Light Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening reception: December 1, 5pm - 7pm
Time: Gallery Hours Tue-Sat 10-5pm
Description: The Members’ Art Show and Festival of Trees & Light brings together the community to share and celebrate the season through decorated evergreens, a Hanukkah display, and over 100 art works by our members’.
Venue: Helen Day Art Center
Parking: street
Contact: mail@helenday.com
Cost: Donations
Web link: https://www.helenday.com/community/150-2016-members-art-show-2

Time: 12/1/17 10:00am - 12/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Nov
17
2017
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Dec
30
2017

Stephanie Stouffer’s “Holiday Legacy”

Stephanie Stouffer’s “Holiday Legacy” Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The feelings of joy, warmth, peace, and love are something we all equate with the holiday season. Freelance illustrator Stephanie Stouffer is known for bringing those feelings to holiday imagery you’ve likely seen on Caspari cards, napkins, wrapping paper, plates, and other products. The Compass Center has become a great supporter of this talented artist, and is presenting a special holiday exhibit of Stouffer’s original paintings and commercial products displaying her designs. ‘Holiday Legacy’ is a testament to the legacy Stouffer has created during her 35 year career.

Time: 11/17/17 10:00am - 12/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
Oct
16
2017
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Dec
31
2017

John F. Parker Assemblage Art

John F. Parker Assemblage Art Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 21, 4-7pm, with the artist

After 40 years of designing and building houses, John Parker is now focusing on his lifelong passion of creating sculptural wall assemblages. Mechanical, geometric, and often with a story, these works represent the timelessness of old found materials, using only the original color and patina of the wood and objects.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Dec
1
2017
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Jan
6
2018

Show 22 at The Front / Opening Reception Dec. 1

Show 22 at The Front / Opening Reception Dec. 1 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Front Gallery, the collective gallery in downtown Montpelier, presents SHOW 22, opening on Friday, December 1, 2017, 4-8 PM, during Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk. The exhibition will showcase the latest works of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. In addition, the Front will present work by guest artist Dana Wigdor. Based in Brattleboro, Dana uses painting and drawing to capture the invisible forces that surround us. Enjoy live music, light refreshments, and drinks during Friday’s opening reception. The show runs from December 1, 2017 - January 6, 2018. Gallery hours are 5-8 PM on Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 8 PM on Saturday, and by appointment.

Time: 12/1/17 5:00pm - 1/6/18 8:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, Montpelier
Nov
15
2017
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Jan
7
2018

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater and Howard Ashman
Directed by Chad Larabee
November 15 – January 7

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale, this Disney classic will delight Northern Stage audiences of all ages. Mermaid Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land and longs to someday join them though her father, King Triton, forbids it. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this beautiful tale of love will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

Advisory: Appropriate for all ages.

Please note: Advisories are subject to change as our productions go through the rehearsal process. Each parent and child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your family.

Time: 11/15/17 7:30pm - 1/7/18 2:00pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Art, 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
Nov
11
2017
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Jan
14
2018

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen
Description:

Vermont-based photographer Jim Westphalen uses an adapted vintage camera to capture dynamic winter landscapes that blur the line between photography and painting. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, Westphalen's work speaks to the decay of iconic structures in rural America.

Time: 11/11/17 10:00am - 1/14/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Dec
1
2017
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Jan
28
2018

more light: small works exhibit

more light: small works exhibit
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to announce "more light" a group exhibit on view at the gallery’s 221 Main Street location in Vergennes. The show features small works by Anne Cady, Edward Holland, Julia Jensen, Molly Bosley, Pamela Smith & Sobelman Cortapega. Work is in a range of media, including watercolor, encaustic, oil painting and collage.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 8th, 5-8PM

Time: 12/1/17 10:00am - 1/28/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Nov
3
2017
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Jan
29
2018

Winter in Vermont

Winter in Vermont Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Our annual holiday show featuring the work of 40+ Guild artists and artisans. Fresh work on all media, include painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. Choose from unique artist-made ornaments on the gallery holiday tree.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Dec
6
2017
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Feb
28
2018

Caroline Tavelli-Abar, "Glimpse"

Caroline Tavelli-Abar, "Glimpse" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Caroline Tavelli-Abar's show "Glimpse: an evolution in water, line, and collage, 1998-2017" combines works from various series into a series all its own. It include photographs, watercolor paintings, mixed media pieces, and charcoal drawings.

 

Time: 12/6/17 8:00am - 2/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
2
2017
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Mar
30
2018

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Castleton University Art Galleries are excited to share "Living With The Earth," three collections of paintings by Joan Curtis, at Rutland City Hall. The Sunken Treasures group was engendered by abstracted still-life studies from Joan’s sculptures, which in turn suggest under-the-sea imagery. The panel group At One with Nature’s Wiles refers to humans living with dramatic changes in the world of nature. The Peaceable Kingdom series expresses the hope that we can continue to live with the wild animals of the Earth. All three collections were created between 2008 and 2015.

Time: 10/2/17 8:30am - 3/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland