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Feb
14
2018

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts
Description:

Calendar Listing – David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts
Category: Documentary/ Visual Arts

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Feb. 14
11am
$13/ $8 students

Time: 2/14/18 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Feb
14
2018

Art Reception: Memphremagog Watershed Association

Art Reception: Memphremagog Watershed Association
Description:

Please join WonderArts in viewing and celebrating this collaborative project between the Memphremagog Watershed Association, the conservation district, and local artists. This exhibition features 20 Plein Air paintings, each depicting a Best Management Practice by a farmer to protect water quality in the watershed. In addition to the paintings there is educational material that discusses the Best Management Practices depicted and information about the farm at which it was painted.

The reception will feature a talk from several representatives from the Memphremegog Watershed Association about Best Management Practices and the issues affected our water quality.

The library is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 4:00 and the exhibition is on view from February 6th through March 30th.All events are free, but made possible by donations.

Learn more at www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 802.533.9370.

Time: 2/14/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Sterling College (Library), Craftsbury Common
Feb
14
2018

Farmers Night: Vermont vs. Hollywood

Farmers Night: Vermont vs. Hollywood Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Explore 100 years of Vermont in television and film, with emphasis on how Vermont has been perceived, idealized, and stereotyped.

Time: 2/14/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Vermont State House, Montpelier
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
Jan
31
2018
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Feb
18
2018

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only. This intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens (The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, Malcolm In The Middle) brings to life a little known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous young men on earth. Stranded in a hotel room in Key West, they do what many young men do when they’re bored–get drunk. They have some laughs, but as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of traumatic childhood events they have in common and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives.

Advisory: Ages 12 and up.

Time: 1/31/18 7:30pm - 2/18/18 9:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, 76 Gates Street, White River Junction
Dec
2
2017
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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
13
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

RORY JACKSON: COMING IN FROM THE COLD
on display January 13 - February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

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Edgewater Gallery’s Stowe, Vermont location welcomes the New Year with a solo exhibition of new works by Vermont artist Rory Jackson. On view January 13 through February 20, the exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, features a new collection of the dynamic Vermont landscape paintings for which Jackson has become known. Among the works are quintessential winter scenes demonstrating the artist’s keen observation of his native environment and his ability to evoke a sense of warmth amid the cold. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 5-7:30pm at Edgewater at Stowe, 151 Main Street, Stowe.

Rory Jackson is celebrated for his careful attention to the lights and darks that occur within the spirit of the Vermont landscape. With large brush strokes and vibrant colors, Jackson provides viewers with the details we often miss. Jackson resides in Lincoln, Vermont and travels annually to Cape Three Points, Ghana where he and his wife founded Trinity Yard School. Jackson studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and the Art Students League in NY, under the direction of Max Ginsburg. His work has been exhibited in Vermont and New York.

For further information on Rory Jackson and his exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
12
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

DENNIS SHEEHAN - Late for the Sky
On display through February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe celebrates winter with lush landscapes by painter Dennis Sheehan. His exhibition Late for the Sky will be on view through March 9th. Sheehan works in the style of the masters of the Barbizon School, and shows influence from the American Tonalists. His exhibition at Edgewater Gallery at Stowe highlights the transitional period of dusk, farm and quiet gray winter days when the sun’s light is but a fleeting glimmer in the landscape. Sheehan works from imagination and his focus is in the power of shadows.

Dennis Sheehan hails from Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at the Vesper George School of Art and the Montserrat School of Visual Art. He teaches from his studio in Manchester, New Hampshire. Recent exhibits include a solo exhibition at the Whistler House Museum, in Lowell, MA, and the Guild of Boston Artists. Sheehan’s work is held in major public and private collections, including the White House and the personal collections of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

For further information on Dennis Sheehan and his exhibit, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
2
2018
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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
Feb
2
2018
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Feb
27
2018

2018 Student Art Show

2018 Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A lively celebration of creativity from our regional schools, giving students from grades 1-12 the opportunity display their work in a professional gallery setting. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Feb 2 from 5-7pm.

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 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, 136 State St., Montpelier
Jan
15
2018
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Mar
2
2018

Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts by Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet

Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts by Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Inspired by Albrecht Durer's 1495 apocalypse woodcuts, Peter Schumann cut this
series in masonite in the early months of 2017. Lila Winstead added assemblages of
carved words, from the Bread and Puppet print shop archives, and printed them
on large muslin fabric. These Post-Apocalyptic woodcuts for the 3/4 Empire address the brand-new horror of our own Empire Boss, who threats to eliminate whole countries for non-compliance with Empire politics.
Opening Reception February 3, 2-5 pm
with performance by Peter Schumann & Co. at 2 pm (snow date, February 10)

Time: 1/15/18 12:00pm - 3/2/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Feb
1
2018
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Mar
11
2018

While The Trees Run

While The Trees Run
Description:

"While the Trees Run" a curated exhibit featuring NoDa's stable of artists and introducing two new Californian artists: Katie Ruiz and Heather Gordon.
www.northerndaughters.com

Time: 2/1/18 10:00am - 3/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Golden

Golden
Description:

Golden - a group exhibit with artwork in a variety of media exploring the many aspects of aging. On display in SPA's main floor gallery.
For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shockwave

Shockwave
Description:

Shockwave - a collection of dynamic art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective through Washington County Mental Health Services. On display in SPA's third floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018

Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shape Shifting

Shape Shifting
Description:

Shape Shifting by Rosalind Daniels - photographs of abstracted shapes and light. On display in SPA's second floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018
Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
17
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography
Description:

“A Man and his Camera” is a collection of spectacular photographs by Josh Axelrod. Josh, a Roxbury Vermont-based professional fine art photographer specializes in contemplative black & white and color landscape imagery. His film (note – film, not digital) photographs and handcrafted frames can be found in collections around the world. Valley Arts is pleased to exhibit Josh’s work in the Festival Gallery from January 12 through March 30

A reception and talk by Axelrod are planned for mid-March – date to be announced.

Time: 1/17/18 1:00pm - 3/30/18 4:00pm
Location: Valley Arts VT Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Jan
25
2018
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Mar
30
2018

The Art of Granite

The Art of Granite
Description:

The Art of Granite Exhibit, co-curated by the Vermont Granite Museum, in celebration of the start of Vermont Reads 2018, is now open at the Vermont History Center. The Vermont History Center is located at 60 Washington Street in Barre. Please stop by to take a look at this wonderful exhibit.

Time: 1/25/18 9:00am - 3/30/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont History Center, Barre
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
Jan
16
2018
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Mar
31
2018

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport
Description:

After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in West Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport would enter the home at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and go on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home.

Today, nearly thirty years after Susanne and Neil entered the home, this rarely seen collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs comes to the Vermont Folklife Center as a new exhibition entitled, Up Home.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5-7PM
Exhibit on Display: January 16, 2018 through March 31, 2018

Time: 1/16/18 10:00am - 3/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Dusty Boynton: From Within

Dusty Boynton: From Within
Description:

Dusty Boynton merges past memory and personal experience to create works that are seemingly child-like in appearance but sophisticated in gesture and expression. Drawing from her inner subconscious world, the artist’s cast of characters rejects conventional representation and inhabit a fantastic world of their own. Boynton’s expressive brushstrokes, vibrant color palette, and supernatural imagery give her compositions a carefree and imaginative innocence. Dusty Boynton’s exhibition for BCA Center will feature large-scale paintings, monoprints, and reliefs created over the past decade.

Dusty is one of three artists featured in the winter exhibition. Edwin Owre and Elise Whittemore are also included.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Elise Whittemore: One by One

Elise Whittemore: One by One
Description:

Elise Whittemore, BCA’s 2017 Barbara Smail award-winner, has made important contributions to the vibrancy and excellence of Vermont’s arts community as an artist and arts advocate. In her beautifully designed prints, Whittemore is drawn to the physical labor of art making and how it challenges her to pursue different ways hand and material can create meaning together. The artist’s use of pattern develops a narrative that explores the physicality of printmaking as well as formal constructs that are inherent to the natural world.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Edwin Owre.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Edwin Owre: New Constructions

Edwin Owre: New Constructions
Description:

With an artistic career spanning more than five decades, artist and educator Edwin Owre works continuously in his Grand Isle studio creating new, colorful "constructions" that explore the possibilities of drawing and the gesture through abstract sculpture. Referencing the sensibilities of the formative American art movements of the 1960s and 70s, while embracing contemporary expressions of mark-making, Owre creates work that is exciting, immediate, and most importantly formative to a generation of Vermont-based contemporary artists working today.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Elise Whittemore.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water
Description:

Large abstract photographs of water fill the East Gallery for this solo exhibition by local artist Philip Herbison.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Description:

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Feb
1
2018
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May
31
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Register now for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) @ Northern Vermont University-Johnson, August 5-11 2018.

CAMP is open to intermediate to advanced music students of orchestral instruments. Need based tuition assistance is available.

For more information and forms visit www.gmys-vt.org or email leah@gmys-vt.org.

Location: from the comfort of your home, Statewide
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher
Description:

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe