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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Jan
20
2018

Raised Letter Carving Taster

Raised Letter Carving Taster
Description:

This workshop is an introduction to the design and sculptural techniques of raised letter forms using hand chisels and mallets. No drawing or carving experience is required. You will learn to transfer your ideas on paper to stone, gain an intro to the proportions and composition of letterforms, and practice traditional precise carving skills. Class demonstrations and one-on-one guidance will be emphasized. Please bring safety glasses, dust mask, a bag lunch - and a word idea for your project.

Time: 1/20/18 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Studio of Kerry O. Furlani, Poultney
Jan
20
2018

Family Art Saturday

Family Art Saturday Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Get creative and make art together! Families can drop-in at the BCA Center and enjoy an art activity inspired by our current exhibition, Dusty Boynton: From Within. BCA offers a different art-making project scheduled every third Saturday of the month that will ignite the imaginations of kids and adults. Free admission.

Time: 1/20/18 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
20
2018

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Follies

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Follies
Description:

National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world presents "Follies". Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Set in New York, 1971, there’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it is directed by Dominic Cooke. 3:00 pm, Tickets are $18 adults, $12 seniors, $8 students. Burr and Burton Academy - Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester VT. For more information call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 1/20/18 3:00pm
Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester
Jan
20
2018

Hirschfield Film Series: Chasing Coral

Hirschfield Film Series: Chasing Coral
Description:

(Jeff Orlowski, USA, 2017, 1hr 33min). Free

Q&A with Cinematographer Andrew Ackerman (class of 2013)

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.

Enter Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Ice, which created irrefutable, visual proof of the melting ice caps. Orlowski’s next project is similarly evidentiary and powerful. Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long. 

Winner: Audience Award (Documentary) - Sundance Film Festival 2017

Time: 1/20/18 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College, Middlebury
Jan
20
2018

Burton Snowboards Retrospective Opening Reception

Burton Snowboards Retrospective Opening Reception
Description:

Burton Snowboards Retrospective Opening Reception
Saturday, January 20 from 6:00-7:00 pm
You need to know where you have been, to know where you are going... The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe and Burton Snowboards present a journey from snowboarding in the ‘70s to today January 20 – April 15, 2018. Visit the Spruce PeakPerforming Arts Center lobby to enjoy a display of vintage to modern snowboards, original outerwear, and images and stories from Burton’s 41 year history.

Buy tickets for a concert featuring Barika at 7:30 pm. Food and cash bar courtesy of Woodbelly Pizza and Catering. Bring your parking ticket in for validation.
For more information please visit: SprucePeakArts.org or call 802-760-4634

Time: 1/20/18 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center 122 Hourglass Rd., Stowe
Jan
20
2018

Swing Noire Performs At Brandon Music

Swing Noire Performs At Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont’s hottest Hot Club style quartet, Swing Noire, makes music that “will entrance and surprise you.” Great energy, soul, sophistication, and improvisation are the hallmarks of a Swing Noire performance. Some call it Gypsy Jazz, some Hot Swing; in either case it is acoustic music in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Swing Noire invokes the energy of a swingin’ jazz club, transporting audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing. "The Reinhardt acolytes genuinely channel American Hot Jazz, evoking images of smoky basement speakeasies and slinky cabarets", says Dan Bolles of Seven Days. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 1/20/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Jan
20
2018

Barika

Barika
Description:

Barika is a six piece funky, dubbed out, psychedelic West African flavored band from Burlington, Vermont. The group is led by Craig Myers who, in addition to leading Barika on the N’Goni, is also a current member of Mike Gordon’s Band, and was one of the original founding members of Rubblebucket. He has performed alongside many artists and bands including Midnight, Toubab Krewe, Djeneba Seck, and John Brown’s Body. The rest of the band consists of Caleb Bronz (drums), Giovanni Rovetto (bass), Colin Lenox (keys,guitar), Chris Hawthorne (trumpet) and Matt Davide (baritone).

Time: 1/20/18 7:30pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Jan
20
2018

Tony Trischka & Territory and The Stockwell Brothers Band

Tony Trischka & Territory and The Stockwell Brothers Band
Description:

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Tony Trischka and his band Territory, plus contemporary folk and bluegrass quartet The Stockwell Brothers Band at Next Stage on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 pm. In a consistently adventurous musical career that spans nearly half a century, Tony Trischka has established himself as one of America’s foremost visionaries of the five-string banjo and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. Widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, Tony’s dexterity and restless creative spirit have inspired generations of fans and acoustic musicians, including Bela Fleck – one of his early students.

Tony’s influence in igniting the world of progressive acoustic music permanently altered the face of American roots music. He has been a key figure in opening the banjo and acoustic music in general to wider influences, having shared the stage and studio with the likes of Steve Martin, David Grisman, John Denver, The Boston Pops, Jorma Kaukonen, Sam Bush, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Earl Scruggs and countless others. He has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman,” Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage," and is featured on the soundtrack of the film “Driving Miss Daisy’ and the theme song of the NPR show “Books on the Air.” In 2012, Tony was awarded the United States Artists Friends Fellow in recognition of the excellence of his work. Tony embraces all manner of possibilities, while keeping one foot firmly planted in the traditional bluegrass roots that first inspired him to make music.

Tony’s instrumental expertise and boundless imagination are as sharp as ever on his latest album "Great Big World." One of the most ambitious and accomplished of the artist’s career, the album is a deeply compelling showcase for his expansive instrumental talents, far-ranging musical interests and distinctive songwriting skills.

“… the great banjo liberationist ...” - Tom Ashbrook (NPR “On Point”)
“the godfather of what’s sometimes called new acoustic music” - New York Times
“One of the most impressive banjoists alive” – Billboard

Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell's music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.

Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards and Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene, and toured throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. As a trio, they have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 Advance / $24 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney. For more information, visit www.tonytrischka.com, www.stockwellbrothers.com, www.www.nextstagearts.org and www.twilightmusic.org.

Time: 1/20/18 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill, Putney
Jan
20
2018

Hirschfield Film Series: Chasing Coral

Hirschfield Film Series: Chasing Coral
Description:

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.

Enter Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Ice, which created irrefutable, visual proof of the melting ice caps. Orlowski’s next project is similarly evidentiary and powerful. Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long. 

(Jeff Orlowski, USA, 2017, 1hr 33min). Free

Q&A with Cinematographer Andrew Ackerman (class of 2013)

Winner: Audience Award (Documentary) - Sundance Film Festival 2017

Time: 1/20/18 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College, Middlebury
Jan
19
2018
– THRU –
Jan
21
2018

New Works Now 5.0: A Festival of FREE Staged Play Readings

New Works Now 5.0: A Festival of FREE Staged Play Readings Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mark your calendars for Northern Stage's fifth annual New Works Now, a showcase for the development of new plays. Admission to the festival is FREE, but seats are reserved, so call (802) 296-7000 to secure your reservation. Visit northernstage.org for more information.

Time: 1/19/18 7:30pm - 1/21/18 2:00pm
Location: Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates St, White River Junction
Jan
12
2018
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Jan
26
2018

Sacred Winter

Sacred Winter
Description:

Cantabile, a women’s chorus under Director Kathy Sherlock-Green, will perform its winter concert, Sacred Winter, with accompanist Jeanne Chambers, on Saturday, January 27 at 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Lebanon, NH and Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 pm at the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT.
The program is a tribute to both sacred music and the winter season, with themes of snow, love, comfort, and warmth, featuring works by Elgar, Faure, Gjello, Schubert, Vivaldi, Whitacre, and more.
Tickets may be purchased in advance with a credit card on our website (www.CantabileWomen.org), or with a check or cash at the door. Adults $15., Seniors $10,Students $5, Children accompanied by an adult are free.

Time: 1/12/18 9:00am - 1/26/18 5:00pm
Location: Lebanon, NH and Norwich, VT, Norwich
Dec
1
2017
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Jan
28
2018

more light: small works exhibit

more light: small works exhibit
Description:

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

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

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

Winter in Vermont

Winter in Vermont Vermont Arts 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
Jan
16
2018
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Feb
13
2018

"The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art"

"The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art"
Description:

The Feick Art Center announces a new exhibit called "The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art." Nick's nature scenes are especially stunning given the fact that he gathers and hand makes all his pens and inks, paints and paintbrushes from the ecosystem around him. The show runs from Jan.16-Feb. 13, 2018. The opening reception is on Friday, Jan. 19 from 5-7pm. There will be refreshments, live music, and a chance to meet the artist. Free admission.

Time: 1/16/18 9:00am - 2/13/18 5:00pm
Location: The Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College, Poultney
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
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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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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