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Monday, May 22, 2017
Apr
4
2017
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May
25
2017

Studies in the Art of Chance

Studies in the Art of Chance Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Laura Jane Walker
Studies in the art of chance
Cotton Steel & Shellac

Meticulously placed steel nails and cotton string lend the works a mesmerizing effect. Burns in abstract shapes – reminiscent of ink blot tests – add a quality of the unexpected. Her goal, she says, is to “show how any spill (chance) has in it the opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve.”

There will be a reception with the artist during Montpelier Alive's Art Walk, May 5, from 4 - 7 p.m.

Artist Statement:

The philosophy of my work is closely married to my process. One is to accept that some things cannot be controlled. Spilling salt water on a panel, followed by working thread between the border of the panel and the borders of the spill. This work plays with opportunities between one point and another. The reading is a chance pattern, and the nails create borders between the reading and the edge of the board. This gives me the option to map ways to travel from one point to another, all the time directing the composition. The goal is to show how any spill (chance) has in it, the opportunity to learn, grow and evolve.

Time: 4/4/17 8:00am - 5/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
Apr
7
2017
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May
26
2017

Odanaksis is Blooming

Odanaksis is Blooming
Description:

Odanaksis art group is exhibiting plein air paintings from April 7th through May 26th.

Ten artists from the Upper Valley have brought together 32 paintings, mostly painted outdoors to the multi-purpose room at the Norwich Public Library. Odanaksis is a 14 year-old loosely organized group, who go out to various places in the Upper Valley to paint the scenes around them. This exhibit includes many paintings of spring and summer flowers in the landscape.

Artists include; Gail Barton, Sue Bridge, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Linda Laundry, Anne Rose, Jonathan Rose, Susan Rump,
Heather Szczepiorkowski, and Anne Webster Grant

Location: Norwich Plubic Library, 368 Main Street, Norwich VT, Norwich
Apr
20
2017
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May
28
2017

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors
Description:

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors by Vermont artists Amanda Amend and Susan Bull Riley, will be at the Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho from April 20 through Open Studio Weekend May 27 and 28. An artist reception is planned for Sunday, April 30 from 2-4 pm.

Susan’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world. The work reflects her “love of botanical watercolor, my bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release via art, the intensity of my affection for the landscapes of my native state.” She has collaborated with a number of institutions that seek to protect the natural world such as The New York Museum, The National Science Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, the American Chestnut Foundation, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and many local land trusts. She also has several paintings hanging in the Vermont State House.

Amanda calls her paintings contemplations: “contemplations on the textures, colors, forms and sensory experiences of the world around me and on the thoughts that they inspire”. She is a master at “lost and found edges,” the exploration of the blending of edges between image and reflection. She says ”Watercolor is the perfect medium to explore the morphing of form”. Amanda has participated in exhibitions around the state, is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and was recently featured in the Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in 2016.

Time: 4/20/17 10:00am - 5/28/17 3:00pm
Location: Emile A Gruppe Gallery, Inc, Jericho
May
13
2017
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May
29
2017

Spring Circus Shows

Spring Circus Shows Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

May is for Spring Circus Shows!

Witness high-flying aerialists, acrobats and contortionists who have developed their skills to a high level after an intense year of training at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

Join us for WAYWARD LADIES' FINISHING SCHOOL, fantastic feats by our professional students now graduating and heading out into the world of international performing!

SATURDAY, MAY 13 @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 14 @ 3:00PM and 7:30
FRIDAY, MAY 19 @ 7:30PM
SATURDAY, MAY 20 @ 3:00PM and 7:30

But wait! There's more!

MAY 28TH @ 7PM: Come to NECCA's Circus Cabaret, an evening of high-flying and acrobatic circus acts featuring Foundation Program students as well as guest performers. Clowns and contortionists will be on hand too to entertain you at New England's hottest spot for circus innovation! Tickets are $5.

MAY 29TH @ 5:30PM in front of the train station on 23 Depot Rd in Brattleboro for UNKNOWN IS THE RIPPLE, a performance by NECCA's Foundation program students followed by a potluck picnic . Part of "From the River, To the River" curated by Evie Lovett, Andrea Wasserman & Elizabeth Billings. This is a public art project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" Grant to the town of Brattleboro, Vermont. This is a free performance.

All shows except Unknown is the Ripple are at the Austine Gymnasium, 209 Austine Dr, Brattleboro, VT

TICKETS- $5-$25 @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/764460

Learn more about our professional program, youth troupes, camps and classes at www.necenterforcircusarts.org

Questions? Email us at info@necenterforcircusarts.org or call 802-254-9780

Time: 5/13/17 7:30pm - 5/29/17 6:30pm
Location: 209 Austine Dr., Brattleboro
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

Face Of Love

Face Of Love
Description:

Rich Ray Art Presents Face of Love

This is a series of portraits from my latest works. Manipulated abstract photography. There is a opening on Saturday May 6th from 1-3 pm. All are welcome!

Time: 5/1/17 9:30am - 5/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Crowell Gallery, Newfane
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

"The Leftovers"

"The Leftovers"
Description:

Stencil and Spray Paint designs by artist DJ Barry

Karen Kitzmiller Room & The Non-Fiction Room

Time: 5/1/17 10:00am - 5/31/17 11:59pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

"100 Flowers of Peace"

"100 Flowers of Peace"
Description:

Poetry Banner Art by T. Namaya
"100 Flowers of Peace is a poem that has been translated into 109 languages and is printed on banners that are 1ft x 2ft.

The Hayes Room

Time: 5/1/17 10:00am - 5/31/17 11:59pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
May
1
2017
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May
31
2017

IAA Family Portrait Project

IAA Family Portrait Project
Description:

The Integrated Arts Academy celebrates our community’s vibrancy and diversity. We care deeply that all of our students and families feel welcome at IAA. As a school that embraces family diversity, we understand the powerful impact this inclusive environment has on our students. When all families feel welcome, children aren’t singled out, excluded, or bullied because their family is “different.” When children experience being an integral part of a school and classroom community, they perform better and contribute in positive ways. We believe that students can only achieve academic success when they work together in a safe and caring environment.

We aspire to share this perspective with our broader community through both photography and writing. The IAA Family Portrait Project is a collaboration between IAA, Burlington City Arts (BCA) and the IAA PTO. This inclusive whole-school residency features the family photographs of BCA photographer, Michelle Saffran, alongside family stories written by IAA students. To help inspire their own writing, the students read Todd Parr’s award-winning The Family Book, a children’s book that celebrates family diversity. Then they were given prompts to begin their essays: I have a family. So do you. So does everyone. The final compositions, written by kids from more than twenty countries, are good examples of what makes each child’s family special from their unique point of view. We feel the IAA Family Portrait Project provides an opportunity for children from all backgrounds to feel that their families are important, no matter what their make-up.

During the month of May, 2017, the collaborative pieces will be exhibited throughout the city. Look for them in the foyer gallery at Burlington City Hall, as well as at local businesses within the Old North End neighborhood where IAA is located. We are grateful to Burlington City Arts, Barrio Bakery, Chubby Muffin, North End Studios, Nunyuns, and Fletcher Free Library for hosting these images and stories. We are delighted to share our project with you.

Location: Burlington City Hall, Fletcher Free Library, Barrio Bakery, North End Studio, Chubby Muffin, and Nunyan's, Burlington
May
5
2017
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Jun
27
2017

Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography

Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) welcomes spring with a new exhibit of floral photographs by Richard Conrad and wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard. The show, "Fish, Fowl & Flowers" runs May 3rd through June 27th . Opening reception is May 5th, 5-7pm.

Vermont artists William Barnard and Richard Conrad both find inspiration from observing nature, sometimes with scientific precision. "I'm a vertebrate ecologist," explains Barnard. "The beginnings of my interest in art are reflected in the pages of my field notes." Like nature itself, Barnard's carved wooden fish, birds and other animals have evolved as he experiments with new techniques and media. "My early carvings were intended to be as realistic as my skills permitted, lately I've done a few more abstract pieces."

Photographer Richard Conrad started taking pictures in New York City in the 1960s. A move to Vermont in 1995 changed his focus. "I enjoy photographing Vermont's varied countryside throughout the year as well as its small towns and villages," says Conrad. "I also enjoy garden photography. My wife is an avid gardener and landscape designer. We get to see and share our visited gardens from two entirely different perspectives."

The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon is open daily from 10AM to 5PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a nonprofit cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 non-profit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Time: 5/5/17 10:00am - 6/27/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
May
20
2017
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Jun
27
2017

The Arts Council of Windham County Needs a New Look! Can you help us?

The Arts Council of Windham County Needs a New Look! Can you help us?
Description:

We are inviting artists throughout the region to participate in our new logo contest. We are looking for artists to design a new logo for use by the Arts Council of Windham County & for our Gallery Walk! Our logo contest is being supported by a number of sponsors including the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, Latchis Theatre, Mondo Mediaworks, River Gallery School, T.J. Buckley's, and Zephyr Designs.

We are searching high and low for an artist or designer to craft new logos for use for the Arts Council of WIndham County and with our monthly Gallery Walk, is that you? Entries can include a range from typography and photography to drawing, painting or other types of visual submissions. We do understand that there is a range of art forms and in the future, the Arts Council of Windham County will be inviting artists from other genres to participate in creating other kinds of materials for the Arts Council.

For serious consideration, all submissions must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG file by emailing Shanta Lee Gander at Shantalee.Gander@acwc.us. Information will also be provided at www.acwc.us. Deadline for all entries is Tuesday, June 27, 2017. All submissions will be shared with a panel of judges and the winners will be announced in early July.

The winner who designs the ACWC logo or the Gallery Walk logo will receive the following prize packages:

ACWC Logo winner will receive:
A $200 Gift Certificate from the River Gallery School to use towards a class;
$50 Gift certificate to T.J. Buckley's;
Latchis Theatre Movie Package: Complete with Movie Tickets and Popcorn;
A year-long membership to the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (only if you are a new or returning member);
A feature on ACWC BCTV show ArtStory along with other local media promotion;
1/2 page Ad in the Gallery Walk book (for the month of your choosing);

Gallery Walk Logo winner will receive:
$50 Gift Certificate from Zephyrs
1 Hour of digital marketing consultation with Mondo Mediaworks
Latchis Theatre Movie Package: Complete with Movie Tickets and Popcorn
A year-long membership to the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (if you are a new or returning member)
A feature on ArtStory along with other local media promotion.
1/4 page Ad space in the Gallery Walk book (for the month of your choosing)
Good luck to all potential contest entrants and may the best designs win!

The Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) works to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in Windham County by acting as a resource hub for artists while connecting people with the culture of the southern Vermont watershed area.

Time: 5/20/17 12:00am - 6/27/17 12:00pm
Location: Arts Council of Windham County, Brattleboro
Apr
5
2017
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Jun
30
2017

MOMENTS - Watercolors by Jo MacKenzie

MOMENTS -  Watercolors by Jo MacKenzie Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Jo MacKenzie’s watercolor paintings on paper bring the bright, airy, fresh light of spring and summer within lovely domestic interiors. The show also features a vivid array of beautifully painted details within floral images. Opening reception April 13 from 4-7 PM. Photo ID required for gallery entry.

Time: 4/5/17 8:00am - 6/30/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
5
2017
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Jun
30
2017

FROM NATURE TO ABSTRACT - Works by Maria Anghelache

FROM NATURE TO ABSTRACT - Works by Maria Anghelache Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Anghelache blends abstract objects and form directly from her observation of the natural world, creating pastels and acrylic works on paper and canvas with a free-flowing, dimensional fluidity. In her work, she appears to both build up and break down natural elements into their constituent parts to get to the very essence of nature. Opening reception April 13 from 4-7 PM.

Time: 4/5/17 8:00am - 6/30/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
May
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

Retrospective - Sculpture & Paintings

Retrospective - Sculpture & Paintings
Description:

Reception: Sunday, May 7 from 5-7 pm

Show is open May 1 - June 30

Time: 5/1/17 1:00pm - 6/30/17 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Studio Center - Gallery 2, 30 Pearl Street, Johnson
May
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

Spring Fever Group Art Exhibit

Spring Fever Group Art Exhibit
Description:

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain

Spring Fever
This is a showcase of artwork that speaks to the “pull” we all may feel at this time of year. The weather is finally warm and there are more hours to revel in sunlight, but it could still snow at any point... it feels as though anything is actually possible. This time, at the threshold of seasons, pronounces feelings of anticipation and the excitement of what is to come. The artists included in this show are celebrating this frenetic energy in many forms, from sculptures to zines, photographs and paintings. Most works are for sale.
Artists include: Amy Anselmo, E.Bay, Kristen Blaker, Renee Bouchard, T.W Collins, Trippe Cullinane, Aimee LaPorte, Tom Longtin, Charlotte Lyons, Ray Mullineaux, Madalyn Olson, Jill Van Orden and Rhonda Ratray

The Gallery at The Left Bank is part of a community space where classes, lectures, music and other activities abound.
The space is usually open weekdays from 10-3 pm and often on Wednesday and Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm
you may also make an appointment by contacting

for more information or to confirm a visit, please contact rhondaratray@gmail.com or amyanselmovt@gmail.com

photo by TW Collins

Location: The Left Bank, North Bennington
May
9
2017
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Jul
1
2017

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In this exhibit, W. David Powell has amassed a treasure trove of exciting images. The many collages draw material from 19th century books and ephemera, mixing digital prints and traditional media. They are not only beautiful but also challenge our habitual thinking about science and philosophy. The artwork in this show is a testament Powell’s unbounded curiosity and genius.

Time: 5/9/17 10:30am - 7/1/17 1:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
May
5
2017
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Jul
2
2017

Splash of Color: Norma Montaigne

Splash of Color: Norma Montaigne Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

As Norma Montaigne enjoys working with different textures and mediums, she believes every idea can be executed in a number of ways. Color can be bold or soft; paint can be thick or washed out; surfaces can be wood, canvas, paper or of a three dimensional character. Each texture or medium is a calculated choice used to convey the concept, knowing that no one medium can solve every idea. She says searching for different mediums leads her to interesting places: “Experimenting challenges my every day and thought.” Montaigne presents a collection of her vibrant and varied work in ‘Splash of Color’ at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon from May 5 through July 2 with a reception Sunday, May 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Time: 5/5/17 10:00am - 7/2/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
May
6
2017
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Jul
10
2017

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions

W. David Powell - THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE NEW DAWN & other distractions
Description:

In this exhibit, W. David Powell has amassed a treasure trove of exciting images. The many collages draw material from 19th century books and ephemera, mixing digital prints and traditional media. They are not only beautiful but also challenge our habitual thinking about science and philosophy.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Sep
4
2015
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Aug
31
2017

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture, curated by the Helen Day Art Center

Includes

First Light by Ted Ceraldi
Rocco and Venatta II by Richard Erdman
Steel Line Drawing by Meg McDevitt
Double Nipple Zeppelin Form, Expanded Form #3, and Expanded Form #7 by Rodrigo Nava
and Voulez Vous by Judith Wrend

Location: Sculpture Garden - Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
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
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
May
23
2017

Author Talk & Tasting w/Jeffrey Roberts: Salted and Cured

Author Talk & Tasting w/Jeffrey Roberts: Salted and Cured
Description:

Ever wonder about the craft of curing meats? Or how food preservation was essential to human survival? Want to know more about how terror affects the meats you eat? Curious about how immigrants shape food culture? Join us for an author talk with Jeffrey Roberts, author of Salted and Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America's Preserved Meats (Chelsea Green, April 2017) and sample Vermont-made salumi. Free and open to the public.

Time: 5/23/17 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Bear Pond Books, Montpelier
Apr
4
2017
– THRU –
May
25
2017

Studies in the Art of Chance

Studies in the Art of Chance Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Laura Jane Walker
Studies in the art of chance
Cotton Steel & Shellac

Meticulously placed steel nails and cotton string lend the works a mesmerizing effect. Burns in abstract shapes – reminiscent of ink blot tests – add a quality of the unexpected. Her goal, she says, is to “show how any spill (chance) has in it the opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve.”

There will be a reception with the artist during Montpelier Alive's Art Walk, May 5, from 4 - 7 p.m.

Artist Statement:

The philosophy of my work is closely married to my process. One is to accept that some things cannot be controlled. Spilling salt water on a panel, followed by working thread between the border of the panel and the borders of the spill. This work plays with opportunities between one point and another. The reading is a chance pattern, and the nails create borders between the reading and the edge of the board. This gives me the option to map ways to travel from one point to another, all the time directing the composition. The goal is to show how any spill (chance) has in it, the opportunity to learn, grow and evolve.

Time: 4/4/17 8:00am - 5/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
Apr
7
2017
– THRU –
May
26
2017

Odanaksis is Blooming

Odanaksis is Blooming
Description:

Odanaksis art group is exhibiting plein air paintings from April 7th through May 26th.

Ten artists from the Upper Valley have brought together 32 paintings, mostly painted outdoors to the multi-purpose room at the Norwich Public Library. Odanaksis is a 14 year-old loosely organized group, who go out to various places in the Upper Valley to paint the scenes around them. This exhibit includes many paintings of spring and summer flowers in the landscape.

Artists include; Gail Barton, Sue Bridge, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Linda Laundry, Anne Rose, Jonathan Rose, Susan Rump,
Heather Szczepiorkowski, and Anne Webster Grant

Location: Norwich Plubic Library, 368 Main Street, Norwich VT, Norwich
May
2
2017
– THRU –
May
27
2017

Student Art Show

Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

A spectacular group of artwork from Stowe students, which exhibit their skills in multiple media and showcase their expressive voice. Guest school: Peoples Academy in Morrisville.

Time: 5/2/17 10:00am - 5/27/17 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe
Apr
20
2017
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May
28
2017

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors
Description:

Duo Exhibit of Vermont Watercolors by Vermont artists Amanda Amend and Susan Bull Riley, will be at the Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho from April 20 through Open Studio Weekend May 27 and 28. An artist reception is planned for Sunday, April 30 from 2-4 pm.

Susan’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world. The work reflects her “love of botanical watercolor, my bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release via art, the intensity of my affection for the landscapes of my native state.” She has collaborated with a number of institutions that seek to protect the natural world such as The New York Museum, The National Science Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, the American Chestnut Foundation, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and many local land trusts. She also has several paintings hanging in the Vermont State House.

Amanda calls her paintings contemplations: “contemplations on the textures, colors, forms and sensory experiences of the world around me and on the thoughts that they inspire”. She is a master at “lost and found edges,” the exploration of the blending of edges between image and reflection. She says ”Watercolor is the perfect medium to explore the morphing of form”. Amanda has participated in exhibitions around the state, is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and was recently featured in the Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in 2016.

Time: 4/20/17 10:00am - 5/28/17 3:00pm
Location: Emile A Gruppe Gallery, Inc, Jericho
Apr
25
2017
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May
28
2017

Upcoming Exhibits at Studio Place Arts

Upcoming Exhibits at Studio Place Arts Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

April 25 - May 28

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 11AM-5PM
Saturday: Noon-4PM

In the main floor gallery:
Seeing the Forests for the Trees
This group show reflects the diversity of woody plants and the feeling of forests, including nontraditional and traditional media and small installations.

In the second floor gallery:
Silent Auction to benefit the SPA nonprofit art center and its programs. A variety of donated art and other items, including featured artists Wendy James and Rene Schall. Bidding starts April 25 and concludes at the BASH on May 12.

In the third floor gallery:
Visual Jazz - Homage to the Earth, by Roger Goldenberg, is a series of monotypes inspired by our Earth’s climate, weather and Geology.

Time: 4/25/17 11:00am - 5/28/17 5:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre