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Jan
11
2018

Artist Opening at MGFA, “Winter Group”

Artist Opening at MGFA, “Winter Group” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Jan. 11 - Mar. 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group”, an exhibit of new work by Donald Saaf, Torin Porter, Josh Bernbaum, and Jackie Abrams, and select work by our gallery artists. We are pleased to welcome and introduce printmaker Erika Radich. Artists Reception Thursday, January 11, 5 - 7pm. Collaborative Artist Talk Saturday, February 10 at 5pm.

Painter and collage artist Donald Saaf creates work at the intersection of fine and folk art, exploring place as it is experienced in one’s memory. His newest pieces reflect themes of inner growth and contentment. Torin Porter’s steel sculptures engage our imagination with his playful, stylized figures. His newest work is richly symbolic of conflict and transcendence. Josh Bernbaum’s hand blown glass stands out with its vibrant colors, patterns, and surprising intricate textures. New work featured in this show is inspired by patterns of West African textiles and cacti in the Southwest. Fiber artist Jackie Abrams explores feminine form and experience through her woven vessels, with delicate and luminescent pieces featured in this show.

Erika Radich has been involved in the arts administratively and professionally for over 30 years. Since her college years she has chosen printmaking as a compass and vehicle to best express her artistic vision, comforted by the practice and humility she gains from the medium’s extensive technical repetition. She exhibits her work regionally and internationally and is an active member of Zea Mays Printmaking Center in Florence, MA.

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

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

Time: 1/11/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Jan
11
2018

Let's Talk: Neurotypical

Let's Talk: Neurotypical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Neurotypical is an unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the "neurotypical" world — the world of the non-autistic — revealing inventive adaptations on each side and an emerging critique of both what it means to be normal and what it means to be human.

The Let’s Talk Film Series is a monthly documentary series focusing on socially relevant themes ranging from food systems and mental health to domestic violence and drone warfare. Local experts and community leaders facilitate post-film community conversations that provide the tools and understanding for how to create positive change in our community through education, outreach, and action. Films are shown in partnership with Vermont PBS at a variety of venues throughout the Northeast Kingdom. This series is supported in part by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

$5 suggested donation
To RSVP go to https://fs10.formsite.com/wonderwisdom/form19/index.html
Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/neurotypical/ and www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 802.533.9370.

Time: 1/11/18 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Jan
11
2018

Artist Talk: Joan O'Beirne

Artist Talk: Joan O'Beirne
Description:

Artist Talk: Joan O’Beirne
January 11, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Artist Joan O’Beirne, whose installation The Scarf is on view in the East Gallery, discusses her work.

ADMISSION: Free

Time: 1/11/18 7:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
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 2018
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
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
– THRU –
Jan
29
2018

Winter in Vermont

Winter in Vermont Vermont Arts 2018
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
Nov
11
2017
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Jan
31
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 - 1/31/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Dec
23
2017
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Feb
14
2018

It's Cold Outside

It's Cold Outside
Description:

Odanaksis ArtGroup returns to open their new exhibit "It's Cold Outside" at the Hartland Public Library on December 23, 2017, from 1-3 pm. The art group paints outside every Thursday somewhere in the Upper Valley between Newbury, VT and Cornish, NH. Many of the artworks included in this exhibit were painted at the weekly sessions.

The artists exhibiting their works include Jo Tate, Rebecca Bense, Karen Chalom, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Susan Rump, and Gail Barton.

Odanaksis means “little village” in Abenaki. Susan Rump, the coordinator of the group, welcomes all levels of artists to join. Sue remarked, "The social aspect of our “little village” of artists and sharing our work is sustaining to our members." Information on joining the group will be available at the exhibit.

Although the weather outside is cold, visit the library to enjoy the Odanaksis members’ art in warmth.

This exhibit will be open during the Hartland Library hours from December 23, 2017, through February 14, 2018.

Location: Hartland Public Library, Norwich
Dec
2
2017
– THRU –
Feb
18
2018

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching
Description:

ON VIEW DECEMBER 2 – FEBRUARY 18
OPENING RECEPTION: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 FROM 4-6PM
64 works by Elizabeth Nelson inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching


Elizabeth Nelson is best known for her images of northeastern landscapes. Her work has been shown since the late 1980s and has been presented in juried shows for nearly as long. She is represented by galleries in New York and Vermont and has won commissions for public art. Neither a young nor obscure artist, one can believe her
when she says, “Every so often artists come to the end of what they’re exploring.” They have to ask, “Where do I go from here?” 2012 was one of those periods for Liz. She
wanted to transform her work.

In January 2012, she started a series of “Symbolic Landscapes” inspired by the sixty four hexagrams of the I Ching. Incorporating chance even into the procedure, She threw coins to choose a hexagram each time a painting was started and would contemplate the result as she thought or dreamt an image. Her work has always referenced the landscape of northern New England and this new series continued that exploration, but with an interior dimension of symbols and geometric juxtapositions.

A friend showed her the book in the mid 1960s. “The language about the symbols connected so closely to unconscious thoughts I had been having.” She wears divination loosely; there are times she refers to the method frequently and times she puts it aside for years. Liz describes her use as “something I have used in different ways for different questions and in different intensities.”

The discipline of such a project is “very freeing.” Describing the freedom inside of discipline, Liz makes this analogy: “If you’ve cooked a souffle, one that’s followed the rules, and have had some success, then you start changing things.” She applies that thought to painting: “You have to keep pushing the edges of your knowledge and capabilities to grow as an artist. “Completing one idea,” she explains, gives her the “confidence to do a riff on it. It’s a physical skill, among other things. You have to have confidence in your skills; you keep practicing.”

For the first time all 64 of these new paintings will be on exhibit.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (802) 533-9075 or visit www.HighlandArtsVT.org.

Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jan
2
2018
– THRU –
Feb
23
2018

2 New Exhibits at T.W.Wood Gallery

2 New Exhibits at T.W.Wood Gallery
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce two new exhibits of
Vermont artists work. Susan Abbott and Axel Stohlberg will be showing their paintings in the contemporary
exhibit room and the f 7 photography group “Seven Ways of Seeing” in the contemporary hallway. The
exhibits run from January 2 through February 23, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 4, 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 Axel Stohlberg on Friday, February 2 at 5:30 pm
followed by Q & A with members of the f 7 group at 6:30 pm.

Time: 1/2/18 12:00pm - 2/23/18 5:00pm
Location: 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jan
4
2018
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Feb
25
2018

Justin Kenney "The Parley of the Curve"

Justin Kenney "The Parley of the Curve" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Parley of the Curve, an exhibit of work by Justin Kenney, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts January 4 through February 25, 2018.

Kenney’s imagery represents architecture of society in opposition with nature. The language describes the modern push and pull that happens with loss of the natural world and the gaining of technology. Natural shapes and textures abut hard and rigid forms, developing a visual puzzle. The hard edges and silhouettes of buildings describe the anatomy of our society, while he finds the beauty in opposition in the oceans and skies. Kenney faces the quandary of how to make sense of the deep conflict with the impending technology of today.

Kenney’s paintings are created through an unconventional mix of shellac, paper, inks and graphite, sometimes introducing new mediums and materials, via “a mistake”. Kenney described one such “mistake” when he was “frantically trying to put away a can of amber and it tipped all over a beautiful and finished drawing, only to reveal a magnificent shape and color.”

Kenney graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he studied Printmaking and worked on numerous public artwork sculpture installations. He currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont working as a professional artist and exhibiting nationally.

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: 1/4/18 9:00am - 2/25/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jan
4
2018
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Feb
25
2018

Joan Brace O'Neal "The White Slip Drawings"

Joan Brace O'Neal "The White Slip Drawings" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The White Slip Drawings, an exhibition of work by Joan Brace O’Neal, will be on exhibit in The Common Space Gallery at River Arts January 4 through February 25, 2018.

Believing that creative expression plays a vital role in understanding the self, O’Neal explores her own vulnerabilities through an ongoing pencil on paper series entitled “The White Slip Drawings.” Fascinated by the human figure, O’Neal examines information about the self offered through the unconscious positions of the body.

She uses light to enhance emotion, similar to the way a painter may use color. It is the emotional charge created through the use of contrasting colors, that excites her. She creates that same charge through the contrast of blacks and whites, using light, to achieve this.


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: 1/4/18 9:00am - 2/25/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Dec
6
2017
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Feb
28
2018

Caroline Tavelli-Abar, "Glimpse"

Caroline Tavelli-Abar, "Glimpse" Vermont Arts 2018
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 includes photographs, watercolor paintings, mixed media pieces, and charcoal drawings.

 

Time: 12/6/17 8:00am - 2/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Jan
3
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Sky and Earth - pulp paintings by Claire Van Vliet

Sky and Earth - pulp paintings by Claire Van Vliet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

One of the state’s most renowned artists, Claire Van Vliet uses mineral pigments in a two-dimensional handmade papermaking process to color and form the images into textured paper. This latest exhibition of her work is entitled “Sky and Earth”- pulp paintings she created from 1995-2011. Opening reception January 11 from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 1/3/18 8:00am - 3/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jan
3
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Avian Inspired - Paintings by Linda Mirabile

Avian Inspired - Paintings by Linda Mirabile Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Exhibiting over 21 paintings created during the last two years, Mirabile’s meticulously observed and exquisitely rendered images of birds are painted on birch panel or watercolor paper with acrylics. Opening reception January 11 from 4:00-7:00 PM. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Time: 1/3/18 8:00am - 3/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, 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 2018
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