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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Jul
12
2017
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16
2017

Scottish Highland Dance Lessons

Scottish Highland Dance Lessons Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Wednesdays
July 12th-Aug 16th
3-4pm
$75 for the series

Come learn the basic steps of Scottish Highland Dance with St. Johnsbury native, Mariah Rust. By the end of the series you will be able to dance the Scottish Highland Fling. Mariah began Scottish Highland dancing with the Heather Morris School of Dance when she was seven years old. She has now been dancing for 11 years and is a registered teacher with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD).
Presented by Catamount Arts & the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts
To register go to www.catamountarts.org or call 802-748-2600

Time: 7/12/17 3:00pm - 8/16/17 4:00pm
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Aug
16
2017

Italian Artist in Residence Elena Saracino

Italian Artist in Residence Elena Saracino Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Using stone carving as a starting point, Elena Saracino strives to inextricably link aesthetics and the environment in her site specific work. The Italian sculptor will be Artist in Residence at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center for the month of August 2017.

Elena has exhibited extensively and participated in symposia throughout Europe and plans to create site specific, environmental art while in West Rutland. She will present her work, techniques and vision in a public Artist’s Talk at 7 PM on Wednesday, August 16. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 8/16/17 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Aug
16
2017

Kick-off/Information Meeting

Kick-off/Information Meeting
Description:

Just in time for the holiday season, A Christmas Story The Musical will take the stage. In 1940s Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB gun. A kooky leg lamp, pink bunny PJs, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his dream. Based on the book by Jean Shepard and classic movie, the show captures holiday wonder with funny and heartfelt songs from the Tony-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, show-stopping dance numbers, delicious wit and a heart of gold.

At the Kick-off/Information Meeting, you'll hear from the artistic team to learn about their vision for the show and casting needs. Crew chiefs from various production areas will also be on hand to share info about behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities.

Info: 802-658-1484, www.lyrictheatrevt.org

Time: 8/16/17 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Lyric Theatre Company Creative Space, South Burlington
Aug
16
2017

A Staged Reading of The Whale

A Staged Reading of The Whale Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Phantom Theater will present a staged reading of Obie Award-winning Samuel D. Hunter’s “The Whale”on August 16 and17 at 8:00 pm. In rural Mormon Idaho, Charlie, grieving his gay lover's death, inches closer to his own demise while his family and a visiting missionary attempt to save him. In this acclaimed contemporary play, directed by Joanne Greenberg, Charlie finds one last chance for redemption, and perhaps even a bit of hope. Phantom Theater is located at the Edgcomb Barn, 970 Dump Rd. Warren Vt.For reservations: (802) 496- 5997.

Time: 8/16/17 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Phantom Theater, Warren
Jun
1
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Katie Loesel "Geology in the Anthropocene"

Katie Loesel "Geology in the Anthropocene" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Katie Loesel’s current work uses abstraction and color to explore ideas of geological history, microscopic surfaces, and rock formations. Her interest in human influence on climate change and plastic as a distinct marker of our current era play into the shapes and forms. Loesel explains, "Plastiglomerate is a new type of rock formation that has been proposed as a geological marker of our current epoch, the Anthropocene, created from a mixture of natural and sedimentary elements fused by plastic from the ocean. The horror and intrigue from this distinctly human interference inspires the shape, form, and color that meld together through layers in the artwork. The appearance of these objects in the work are strangely playful, yet expose our flaws as creators of this plastic virus that is becoming layered into our history." The subjects in the artwork develop and grow in complexity throughout the process of making and layering and range from simple, overlapping shapes, to complicated structures.

The exhibit will be on display June 1 through August 18th. The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9-4pm. Admission is free. For more information call 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/1/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
6
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Elise Whittemore "Specimens"

Elise Whittemore "Specimens" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Elise Whittemore's exhibit of woodblock prints is inspired by hours of drawing dried algae in the Pringle Herbarium at the University of Vermont. The series is made from a set of ten different woodblocks, used together in different combinations, each created as a single monoprint. The prints themselves are a response to the act of printing— the accumulation of color and form on the paper—and they echo the memory of trays upon trays pulled out of cabinets filled with thousands of specimens.

Whittemore's subject matter is nature — plants, leaves, and algae — but the way she chooses to make them seems more to the point. The physical nature of creating plates makes awkward the process of ‘drawing’ and forces her hand away from familiar assumptions.

Join us Thursday, July 13th from 5-7pm, for a Reception and Artist Talk

The exhibit will be on display June 6- August 18th. The Copley Common Space Gallery is located on the main floor at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m, Fridays 9:00 – 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/6/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Aug
14
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Sk8 the Arts!

Sk8 the Arts! Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

AGES 7-14 YRS / $275
AUGUST 14-18, 9AM-3PM
Location: Johnson Skatepark, Johnson

It’s not a River Arts Summer without Sk8 the Arts! We combine action with creativity in this uber-popular camp for skaters of all levels. Join our experienced staff and friends for a week of skill-building, tricks, and creating rad street and skate art. Design and paint your own skate decks, design t-shirts, and enjoy new features in the park. This camp has a big fan base - register early, and don’t miss out! Instructor(s): Kate Crouse, Bonnie Kolber

Space is available - register at RiverArtsVT.org or by calling 888-1261!

Time: 8/14/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 3:00pm
Location: Johnson Skatepark, Johnson
Aug
14
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Cooking Around the World

Cooking Around the World Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

AGES 9-12 YRS / $275
AUGUST 14-18, 9AM-3PM

Join in on the culinary fun as we cook and taste our way through cuisines from all over the globe in the River Arts kitchen! We will become experts in various culinary techniques from getting the perfect dice, to the fluffiest rice, to just the right amount of heat for the correct sauté. Each day we will explore traditional dishes from a different part of the world, become familiar with herbs, spices and cooking techniques from that region and create a dish to share. We will do our best to source seasonally from local farms and take advantage of Vermont's summer bounty. Instructor: Livy Bulger

Space is available - register at RiverArtsVT.org or by calling 888-1261!

Time: 8/14/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 3:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Aug
14
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Messy Arts - Creation Station

Messy Arts - Creation Station Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

AGES 5-8 YRS / $275
AUGUST 14-18, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available)

Allow your child to shine in this exciting camp filled with fun artistic games and action art with different themes each day. It’s all about the journey in this camp, where your child will be encouraged to get messy, have fun, and create! Instructor: Lesley Grant

Space is available - register at RiverArtsVT.org or by calling 888-1261!

Time: 8/14/17 9:00am - 8/18/17 3:30pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Aug
14
2017
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Aug
18
2017

VAE's Making Art and Getting Messy Pre-School Camp

VAE's Making Art and Getting Messy Pre-School Camp Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Pre-school camp is 9am-2pm. Ages 3-5 and out of diapers.
Please bring lunch from home. Pre-school camp does not include a swim at Lake Paran.
Note: Pre-school camp takes place at the Village School of North Bennington


MAKING ART AND GETTING MESSY, August 14th-18th, Ages 3-5 and out of diapers,
Instructed by Katrina Hastings, $195
Based out of the VAE Art Studio at the Village School of North Bennington
Prepare to get messy and dig into sand, water, clay & paint. We’ll work inside and outside on group and individual projects such as painting and printing and building. Material from nature will be available to make outdoor sculpture and we’ll take walks to nearby Hiland Hall Gardens. The Village School playground will be used each day to unwind and play water games, so some days be ready to get wet.

Time: 8/14/17 9:30am - 8/18/17 2:00pm
Location: Village School of North Bennington, North Bennington
Aug
14
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Old-School Woodworking

Old-School Woodworking Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

All full day camps are 10am-4pm. See camp descriptions for ages.
Unless otherwise noted, pick up and drop off at VAE at 48 Main Street in North Bennington.
Art Campers also enjoy a mid-day swim break at neighboring Lake Paran.
Campers are to bring a bag lunch, water shoes, towel and sunscreen if needed.
Visit us at www.vtartxchange.org to register.

OLD-SCHOOL WOODWORKING, August 14th-18th, Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Gabi Rynes
Seatbelts Not Required! Pile into the back of a station wagon and warp back to a week of old-school discovery through the math and basic physics of woodworking. Channeling a time of hands-on learning, this week will focus on building contraptions like stilts, rubber band guns and catapults out of wood. Kids will have the opportunity to learn to safely use basic power tools and utilize building basics. And just for fun, we’ll paint, play with dirt, swim in lakes, race without helmets, and eat ice cream. Yes, the full fat kind!

Time: 8/14/17 10:00am - 8/18/17 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Aug
16
2017
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Aug
18
2017

Circus Smirkus 2017 Big Top Tour - 30th Anniversary!

Circus Smirkus 2017 Big Top Tour - 30th Anniversary! Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Come see the 30th Anniversary of the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 12 to 18 – are the stars, featured in aerial acts, high-wire, rolla-bolla, clowning, juggling and so much more! This is the circus featured on the Disney Channel, the circus that The New York Times called “exuberant” and “joyful.” Join Circus Smirkus on our 30th Anniversary Big Top Tour with “Midnight at the Museum!” When the clock strikes midnight, embark on a wild and wonderful adventure through the hallowed halls of a magical museum! Join us as flying pharaohs, courageous clowns, and wily wire-walkers stir to life in this historical adventure you’ll never forget. Please keep your group together, stay behind the velvet ropes, and whatever you do… don’t touch the dinosaur! Circus Smirkus proudly presents the 2017 Big Top Tour: Midnight at the Museum! Shows at 1pm & 6pm on August 16th, 17th & 18th.

Time: 8/16/17 1:00pm - 8/18/17 11:59pm
Location: Montpelier High School, Montpelier
May
23
2017
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Aug
19
2017

"The Dames" Exhibition Photography + Audio

"The Dames" Exhibition Photography + Audio
Description:

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. Peering from the outside in we might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership.

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is a women’s lineage organization founded in Philadelphia in 1892. Vermont joined the Society in 1898 and it is now one of forty-four state societies with over 15,000 members nationwide. The Vermont group is among the smallest, with a current membership of 41 Dames—working on community service projects, historic preservation, patriotic service and educational programs to promote “education of our citizens and youth about the past and to stimulate interest, patriotism and love of country.”

But who are these women—these Dames? For the past two years, Vermont Folklife Center researchers have conducted an oral history and photographic documentation project in collaboration with the Vermont Society of the NSCDA, to answer that question.

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. Peering from the outside in we might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership.

Without exception, these Dames speak of strong connections to history and to nature—and of families who prioritized education for their daughters. Most began their educations at women’s colleges in WWII and post-war times, just as traditional assumptions about women’s roles and capabilities were overturning. Curious and earnest, dedicated and persistent, they have prided themselves in being life-long learners and lasting contributors to their wider communities.

Many speak honestly, and intimately, of complex issues surrounding privilege, exclusivity, and relevance of their society in today’s world. They shed light on challenges in their personal lives met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose, the impact of changing gender roles across their lifetimes—and a coming to terms with aging.

Ethnographic inquiry aspires to make people visible to one another across difference—and with that intention in mind, the exhibit invites viewers to drop into conversation with these Dames and meet them on their own terms.

This exhibit was funded in part by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont—along with program underwriting from the Rotary Club of Middlebury, VT, Cabot Creamery, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Arts Council, and our membership at large.

The Vision & Voice Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Gallery is ADA accessible on the first floor of the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main Street in Middlebury. The Vermont Folklife Center's mission is to broaden, strengthen, and deepen our understanding of Vermont and the surrounding region; to assure a repository for our collective cultural memory; and to strengthen communities by building connections among the diverse peoples of Vermont.

Time: 5/23/17 10:00am - 8/19/17 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Aug
3
2017
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Aug
19
2017

The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez

The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

A heart-warming music filled comedy. He’s young, he’s broke, his wife is having a baby. And now Casey has lost his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When his club brings in a drag act led by Miss Tracy Mills, Casey is given the opportunity to trade one sequined outfit for another. A critic’s pick wherever it plays, this comedy is a music-filled celebration of the American Dream and the power of transformation.

Time: 8/3/17 7:30pm - 8/19/17 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Aug
3
2017
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Aug
19
2017

"The Music Man" at The Weston Playhouse

"The Music Man" at The Weston Playhouse Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Written by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey. Music & lyrics by Meredith Wilson.
Follow fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the townspeople of River City, Iowa, into paying for a boys' band that he has no intention of organizing. But when he falls for Marian, the librarian, his plans to skip town with the cash are foiled and a town is transformed.

Location: The Weston Playhouse, Weston
Jul
14
2017
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Aug
20
2017

Biology of Thought by Holly Wong

Biology of Thought by Holly Wong Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is pleased to announce an installation by San Francisco artist Holly Wong July 14-August 20, 2017. “Biology of Thought” speaks to the hard to define nature of being whole and alive. Using various materials such as medical gauze, oxygen tubing, wire, Dura-Lene plastic, fashion magazine clippings, and plastic bags, Ms. Wong strives to reconnect in herself what has been fragmented. https://hollywongart.com/

For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/14/17 10:00am - 8/20/17 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Aug
11
2017
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Aug
20
2017

L’elisir d’amore (The elixir of love) Directed by: Andrew Nienaber Conducted by: Maria Sensi Sellner

L’elisir d’amore (The elixir of love) Directed by: Andrew Nienaber Conducted by: Maria Sensi Sellner
Description:

Friday, August 11 at 7pm Opening Night
Saturday, August 12 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm
Friday, August 18 at 7pm
Sunday, August 20 at 2pm

Join the party!
A totally immersive experience. Hilarious. In your face. Fun. Unlike any other opera experience, this romantic comedy puts you in the center of the action, with complementary charcuterie and wine with premium seating. Written over the course of only 6 weeks in 1832, this romantic comedy remains one of the most-performed operas to this day, due in no small part to highly relatable characters and the ever-relevant theme of falling in love. Willing to try anything to win the affection of the self-motivated and fiercely independent Adina, Nemorino, the young admirer spends a fortune on a “love potion” sold by Dulcamara, a traveling charlatan who capitalizes on the desperate and naive. Will Adina choose Nemorino, the local villager with nothing to offer but his affections, or Belcore, the confident and cocky military sergeant who is quick to propose and leads a life of adventure? And what of Dulcamara and his potions? Sung in Italian with English supertitles, this charismatic classic will make you smile and celebrate the awkward joy of falling in love.

Time: 8/11/17 7:00pm - 8/20/17 5:00pm
Location: Hubbard Hall Mainstage, Cambridge
Jun
14
2017
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Aug
23
2017

Wednesday Night Live River Arts Art Tent

Wednesday Night Live River Arts Art Tent Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Announcing River Arts' 2017 Art Tent at Morrisville's Wednesday Night Live summer music series at Oxbow Riverfront Park. Every Wednesday through August 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm, the Art Tent will offer fun, creative activities for the community!

Special thank you to our Sustaining Event Sponsor: North Country Federal Credit Union

Time: 6/14/17 5:30pm - 8/23/17 7:30pm
Location: Oxbow Riverfront Park, Morrisville
Jul
26
2017
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Aug
23
2017

Texture Tools for Clay

Texture Tools for Clay Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Create a personalized set of clay printing blocks for your own artistic needs and individual style.

Build on Texture Tools for Clay, Part 1 by taking printing in clay to the next level. Learn to carve stamps through the process of lino block cutting to create your own custom images for use in clay hand building. Develop your own set of printing blocks based on your own needs and personal style. You will learn how to construct and imprint basic slab-built forms and tiles. Glaze techniques will be briefly discussed as well. Prior knowledge of clay is beneficial but not required. Participation in Part 1 is encouraged but not a prerequisite to enrolling in this class.

Instructor: Chris Jacobson

Time: 7/26/17 6:00pm - 8/23/17 8:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jul
18
2017
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Aug
24
2017

Ten, Road Trip: Life through the Windshield, and Trash Mounds

Ten, Road Trip: Life through the Windshield, and Trash Mounds
Description:

Exhibit Dates: July 18 – August 24, 2017

In the Main Floor Gallery
Ten
This group show includes artwork inspired by the various objects described the old counting nursery rhyme, “One, two buckle my shoe,” counting to ten.

In the Second Floor Gallery
Road Trip: Life through the Windshield
by Aaron Stein; Assemblages and constructions.

In the Third Floor Gallery
Trash Mounds
by Grace Amber; Installations

Opening Reception: Thurs., July 20, 6-8PM

For more info:
www.studioplacearts.com
info@studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts
201 N Main St
Barre, VT 05641

HRS:
11AM-5PM Tues-Fri
Noon-4PM Sat

Time: 7/18/17 11:00am - 8/24/17 5:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jun
16
2017
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Aug
26
2017

Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition

Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This is the fourth biennial exhibition including the “best of” recent or current Master of Fine Arts students from New England and New York. Curated by Gabriel Sosa. Join us for our opening reception Friday, June 16th 5pm-7pm.

Time: 6/16/17 10:00am - 8/26/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
29
2017
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Aug
26
2017

Book Art Exhibit: UNBOUND vol. vii

Book Art Exhibit: UNBOUND vol. vii Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

A juried show of artists from the northeast looking to explore "the book" as concept, object and format. The broad theme of "UNBOUND VOL. VI" encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a "book" is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point or as material to explore new ideas.

Exhibit Dates: July 28th - August 26th.

Opening Reception: Friday July 28th, 5:30-7pm

Special Bookstock Weekend Hours: Sat July 29th & Sun July 30th, 11am-4pm
Opening in conjunction with the kick off of Bookstock! Please visit bookstockvt.org for more information about this great event!

Time: 7/29/17 11:00am - 8/26/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
Aug
1
2017
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Aug
28
2017

Abstract Paintings by Glen Hutcheson

Abstract Paintings by Glen Hutcheson
Description:

Title of Exhibit: Squiggles

Gouache, watercolor and oil

Artist: Glen Coburn Hutcheson

Dates of Exhibit: August 1 – 28, 2017.

Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library-Fiction Room, Montpelier
Jul
1
2017
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Aug
29
2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017

Warren Kimble - Folk Art 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In July and August of 2017, the Brandon Artist Guild (The BAG) will celebrate one of its own founders, Warren Kimble, with an exhibition featuring the universally appealing folk art that has made him famous beginning in 1987. The twist is that the folk art imagery he presents this summer is a new body of artwork.

Kimble’s beloved version of Americana — art that tells stories of a simple, less complicated era — is the genre for which he is most known. In recent years, however, the prolific artist has delved into other subjects with timely content, such as the Widows of War installations, or with humor and satire (The House of Cards collection). And he has continued his insatiable exploration of abstract images, both in painting (such as the “Cosmos” series, relating to Earth and the Universe) and in sculpture — the masculine assemblages shown at Burlington’s Frog Hollow venue, March of 2017.

Now, to the delight of his many fans, the summer 2017 BAG exhibition will show Warren Kimble in a current mood of nostalgia, once again painting his signature animal, barn, and homestead scenes on antique wooden boards and other found objects. The artist combines his love of New England painting, architecture, and artisan imagery and applies this considerable knowledge of antiques and artifacts to the creation of his visionary folk art. The delicate details, gentle humor, and whimsy speak to the child in all of us, offering a peaceful retreat into a serene fantasy world of olden times.

Warren Kimble — Folk Art 2017 is on view from June 30 to August 29, 2017, with a reception for the public on Friday, June 30, 5 - 7 PM. Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon, VT 05733. Information: 802 247 4956.

Time: 7/1/17 10:00am - 8/29/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Apr
19
2017
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Aug
31
2017

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"

Opening of photography exhibit, "The Combination"
Description:

Black-and-white photographs by Elliot Burg, depicting Ali Watson, a UVM senior and dedicated amateur boxer, who competed in this year's New England Golden Gloves tournament. The images, which capture Watson in training and in the ring, reflect her combination of power and grace.

Time: 4/19/17 4:00pm - 8/31/17 3:30pm
Location: Livak Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center (3rd Floor), UVM, Burlington