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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Apr
19
2018

Book launch for Screwnomics

Book launch for Screwnomics
Description:

Join Rickey Gard Diamond to celebrate the launch of her new book, Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change. This book unpacks economic definitions, turns a men-only history on its head, and highlights female experiences and solutions. encouraging female readers to think about their own economic memoir and confront our system's hyper-masculine identity. Rickey Gard Diamond, the founding editor of Vermont Woman, taught writing, literature, and feminist and media studies at Vermont College of Norwich University for over 20 years. She is also the author of Second Sight and Whole Worlds Could Pass Away.

Time: 4/19/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
20
2018

Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel

Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel, on view in the Rankin Gallery from March 9-April 20, 2018.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-7 pm, the St. Johnsbury Business and Professional Women’s Association will host a special reception for the artists in celebration of March as National Women’s Month. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Alice Kitchel directs us outside by recording the subtlety of light on the fields and forests near her home. Trained as an art therapist, Kitchel is primarily self-taught as a painter with a focus on landscape and figuration. She has studied at the Vermont Studio Center and regularly participates in a life drawing group. She has previously exhibited at Arts Alive in Burlington, VT, at Catamount Arts, and in the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT. Kitchel lives and works in Danville, VT.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Apr
16
2018
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Apr
20
2018

Vacation MakerCamp

Vacation MakerCamp
Description:

Vacation MakerCamp
Monday-Friday for ages 6-11
Choose 9-noon, noon-3 or 9-3, aftercare available until 530pm
Starting at $150
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.  
greenmountainperformingarts.org/makercamp.html
802-244-8600

Time: 4/16/18 9:00am - 4/20/18 3:00am
Location: Green Mountain Performing Arts, 37 Commercial Drive, Waterbury
Mar
10
2018
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Apr
21
2018

From Farm and Field

From Farm and Field Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Duo Exhibition features the paintings of rural Vermont farm life by Hannah Sessions and mixed media "Chimera" sculptures by Joseph Lupiani. Occupying the unique space of the former Lake Sunapee Bank in Rutland, there is engaging conversation between both artist's work. Each piece compliments the other to highlight the poise and playfulness of the natural world.

The exhibition can be see during The Bank Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm. if you have any questions, we would be happy to help! Email us at galleries@castleton.edu.

Location: 104 Merchants Row, Rutland
Apr
19
2018
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Apr
21
2018

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd
Description:

On April 19-22, Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players will present Stephen Sondheim’s masterwork, Sweeney Todd. Billed as the first ‘cannibal musical’, Sweeney Todd features Sondheim’s masterpiece score, dark humor and lots of blood.

First produced in 1979, Sweeney Todd won several Tony and Drama Desk awards including Best Musical. Since then the show has been produced throughout the world and has enjoyed several successful revivals and a film adaptation by Tim Burton in 2007.

Set in 19th-century London, this thrilling musical tells the story of ousted barber Benjamin Barker, also known as Sweeney Todd, and his revenge on the scheming judge who exiled him for 15 years. When the bloodthirsty Sweeney joins forces with the failing pie shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett, the two introduce a new, carnal ingredient to Lovett’s meat pies that sends the people of London straight to the shop — and new victims to Sweeney’s barber chair.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. April 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 22. Admission is by donation (free to LSC and JSC students with I.D.). Tickets are available at the door. For more information or to reserve seating please call 802-626-3663.

Please note that Sweeney Todd contains adult material that may not be appropriate for young children. Please use discretion.

Time: 4/19/18 7:30pm - 4/21/18 10:00pm
Location: Alexander Twilight Theater-Lyndon State College, Lyndonville
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
27
2018

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment”

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Two New Exhibits at the T.W. Wood Gallery
“Nourishment” a Juried Show February 27 -April 27 2018
The Central Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibit
February 27 through March 30.

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibits; “Nourishment” a juried show of Vermont artists' work, and an exhibit from the members of the Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The Nourishment exhibit is open from February 27 through April 27th and the Watercolor exhibit from February 27th through March 30th.

“Nourishment” contains works by 15 Vermont artists including Josh Axelrod, Stella Ehrlich, Linda Di Sante, Carole Naquin, Roger Weingarten and Frank Woods. Juror Cindy Griffith noted ” T.W. Wood’s Nourishment exhibit shows an artist’s interpretation of the title. Jurors worked collaboratively picking the most skillfully rendered art in this subjective process. Best in Show was selected based on composition as well as its skillful execution” Best in Show was awarded to A.S. McGuffin’s painting “Good Fruit” Ginny Callan the Gallery’s Executive Director said, “The jurors were impressed with both the quality and detail of the work and in its use of light”.

The Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society exhibit includes works of Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge and more. An opening reception for both exhibits will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists and enjoy refreshments and music with Jim Thompson live on the baby grand piano!

Jurors for the “Nourishment” show were Cindy Griffith, Nathan Suter and Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. Cindy Griffith has shown her artwork in galleries and museums across Vermont and beyond. Ms. Griffith is past president of the Vermont Pastel Society, juried member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of many Vermont art associations and serves on the Board of Directors for the T.W. Wood Art Gallery. Nathan Suter is well known in the arts community. He is a founding partner of Build, former Executive Director of the Helen Day Art Center, co-founder and board member of Root. Mr. Suter attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received his BFA from Haverford College. Adelaide Tyrol is a well-known botanical and natural history illustrator. Ms. Tyrol has an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and has attended the Parsons School of Design, Humboldt Field Research Institute, along with other art educational programs. She has illustrated many books and her artwork has been exhibited across New England and beyond.

Also on exhibit from the Gallery's permanent collection are works by T.W. Wood and his contemporaries and art created during the Works Progress Administration period. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 2/27/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Odanaksis Art Group Exhibition- Spring Around The Upper Valley

Odanaksis Art Group Exhibition- Spring Around The Upper Valley
Description:

Spring Around the Upper Valley
Norwich, VT- The Odanaksis Art Group invites you to come and see new renderings of “Spring Around the Upper Valley” at the Norwich Public Library from March 2 to April 27th.
Odanaksis, Abenaki for "little village," is an informal group of artists who paint weekly at outdoor venues in the Connecticut River watershed. Working en plein air is one source of inspiration for many artists. The majority of pieces in this exhibit were started during these weekly excursions. "Spring Around the Upper Valley” features views of the area as interpreted by artists in several mediums. Creating art outside lends itself to dynamic lighting and compositions, and we hope this show will lift spirits as we welcome the arrival of spring!
Opening: March 2, 2018 ~ 5-7 pm Reception to meet the artists
The Norwich Public Library is located at 368 South Main Street, Norwich, Vermont.
From I-91 use exit 13, then travel north on Route 5 approximately 8/10ths of a mile. The Library is located on the right side of the street.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Artworks may be purchased through the artists.

Time: 3/2/18 5:00pm - 4/27/18 5:30pm
Location: Norwich Public Library, Norwich
Apr
3
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association (VAAA) exhibit from April 3- April 27, 2018. Although many mediums are represented in the exhibit, the unifying theme is all of the art is inspired by Abenaki culture. There will be a free opening reception at the Gallery on Thursday April 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Bryan Blanchette a 21st-century Abenaki Singer/Songwriter artist working in a 10,000-year-old tradition in music and performance will play and sing at the reception. The event is free and refreshments will be served.
Also on exhibit is “Nourishment” a juried show that contains works by 15 Vermont artists. In addition art from the Gallery's permanent collection including works by T.W. Wood and his contemporaries and art work created during the Works Progress Administration period.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 4/3/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
6
2018
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Apr
28
2018

Artists to Watch Part I

Artists to Watch Part I Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This two-part exhibit of contemporary Vermont art is a collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council, Ric Kasini Kadour, and six guest curators. The 25 artists included come from all across the state and were identified as being on the verge of great work.

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead to ensure conference room is available for viewing.

Time: 3/6/18 8:00am - 4/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape"

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Spirited Landscape, an exhibition of work by Marcia Hill, will be on exhibit in The Common Space Gallery at River Arts March 1 - April 29, 2018.

After taking a Community College drawing class in her sixties, Hill fell in love with pastels, admiring their intense colors, the ease with which she could layer, blend, and apply directly with her hands, and an immediacy that she had not found in other mediums.

Although Hill gravitates toward representational art, she is not interested in accurate depiction, rather, painting the landscape “that lies beneath what is visible to the eye”. To Hill, trees, pastures and clouds are sacred, which she expresses by exaggerating the movement in a scene, or intensifying and distorting color. Hill says “I believe that these changes to ‘reality” better reveal the truth underneath. Thus, I am more interested in majesty, and mystery and energy – in spirit – than I am in beauty per se.”

Join River Arts in celebrating Marcia Hill’s work on Thursday, March 1, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.


The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature"

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

After the Frost: Moments in Nature, an exhibit of mixed media and fabric collage by Artist Dianne Shullenberger, will exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts March 1-April 29, 2018 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. The exhibit combines Shullenberger’s natural object collage series, Circular Earth, and fabric collage series, After the Frost, both of which derive inspiration from her devoted attention to nature, and love of playing in the outdoors.

The Circular Earth series incorporates natural objects from Shullenberger’s collection, gathered from her travels and local habitats. In this series, seeds, twigs and other forms are cut into new shapes, exposing the insides, and undersides, to reveal that all stages in a plant’s life are artistic, not just the most recognizable ones: when they are in bloom. After the Frost, Shullenberger’s fabric collage series, highlights the after-blooming stage. This body of work stimulates the viewer’s appreciation of the unheralded stage, and are constructed by using very small pieces of fabric to form shapes, which are machine stitched into place. The process continues, layering and stitching into an extensive selection of fabrics and thread.

Shullenberger grew up in a household where clothes, curtains, and quilts were made rather than purchased. Her mother was a fashion designer and seamstress so there were always fabrics available for her art projects. Her journey as an artist started with Sumii watercolor classes at the Evanston Art Center, then gravitated to fiber after taking a trapunto quilting class. She continued to experimentation with textiles, and quickly evolved to her current technique of layered fabric collage.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Apr
19
2018
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Apr
29
2018

HAIR: The Tribal Rock Musical

HAIR: The Tribal Rock Musical Vermont Arts 2018
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Pentangle Arts presents Hair: The Original Tribal Rock Musical. HAIR is about a group of Vietnam-era youths in New York City’s East Village who band together as a TRIBE. Taking on the feel of an American Indian tribe, they question authority and the society they are living in and the war in Asia, exuberantly creating their own rite of passage. Among them are Claude and Berger; a pair of friends battling against Claude’s draft notice, and Sheila, who is in love with both, but her politically-active lifestyle leaves her little time to act on her feelings. Set to an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

Time: 4/19/18 7:30pm - 4/29/18 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
30
2018

Farm To Table

Farm To Table Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents a feast for the eyes with a fresh exhibit of pastel works by Middlebury artists Judy Albright and Cristine Kossow. The show, “Art from Farm to Table”

Time: 3/2/18 10:00am - 4/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Mar
10
2018
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May
4
2018

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe unveils new work by painter Galen Cheney in her solo exhibition Look Up . The exhibition will be on view March 10th through May 4th, with a reception on Friday, March 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm. Her artist talk will begin at 6:00pm.

The essence of the work exhibited in Look Up is process driven abstraction. Experimentation and exploration of materials are central to this body of work. Cheney’s paintings build physically in form - surfaces are built, carved, scraped into. Mixed media layers transform her paintings into a sculptural presence. Says Cheney of her process, “I want my paintings to brim with energy and tension, muscularity, fragility, and heart.” Cheney’s new body of work involves a deepened exploration of work created during a residency in China in 2015. She is now using multi-layered constructions, adding new ways of working liquid acrylic on raw canvas and collage. Cheney’s work is often described as a mixture of urban contemporary, bursting with energies of forces steeped in nature, and always pushing boundaries. Current influences are the work of Angel Otero, Mark Bradford, John Walker, among others.

Cheney, originally from Los Angeles, moved east and spent years working and exhibiting in Vermont. Her professional art practice spans nearly thirty years.The artist now lives and paints in North Adams, Massachusetts, minutes away from the creative energy of Mass MoCA. Cheney received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Her work has been shown and collected in Europe, Canada, China, and throughout the US. Recent exhibitions include The Painting Center in New York City, Gray Contemporary in Houston, Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China. Recognition for her work includes an exhibition award at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, residency fellowships to The Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China, as well as publication in New American Paintings, and a recent nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painting.

Cheney will also be teaching a painting workshop “Beauty in Process” at Helen Day Art Center on Saturday, March 10.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Mar
8
2018
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May
5
2018

"Hear Our Voice" Exhibition

"Hear Our Voice" Exhibition
Description:

Kate Longmaid's exhibition, “Hear Our Voice,” will open at The Alley Gallery on Thurs. March 8, 2018 and will run through Sat. May 5, 2018.

The opening reception is Sunday, March 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, with a special Artist Talk at 3:00 pm. Free and open to the public, with refreshments + live music by Guitarist Dave Burns.

This show is worth sitting deep in reflection. We welcome you.

WHO'S THIS ARTIST? Born outside of Philadelphia, but a Vermonter for over 20 years now, Kate Longmaid has always been drawn to art and understanding what it means to be human. With a BA in “Psychology and Art: Theory and Practice,” a doctorate in clinical psychology, and time studying at Parsons School of Design and the Portland School of Art, Longmaid brings to The Alley Gallery an understanding of the mind. She has studied with Gail Salzman, Catherine Kehoe, Stanley Bielen, and Peri Schwartz, and was selected as one of the Women to Watch by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C.

WHAT'S THIS SHOW? Through a contemporary approach to portraiture, Kate explore the rich terrain of individual identity and what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing and being seen. Working in the alla prima tradition, she works mainly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in her portraits. From the privileged position of witnessing the other, she seeks to convey the unique presence of each subject as well as our shared humanity.

Following the Women's March, Longmaid awoke with a vision of graffiti scrawled across a portrait. The vision translated into a body of reworked portraits featuring slogans from recent political events, quotations, and her own words. The act of writing over the portraits has been liberating. The portraits move from the singular to the universal, merging image with voice.

www.katelongmaid.com
https://www.facebook.com/KateLongmaidArt/

Location: The Alley Gallery, Center Street Alley, Rutland
Mar
22
2018
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May
6
2018

Drawing Threads: Conversation Between Line and Stitch

Drawing Threads: Conversation Between Line and Stitch
Description:

Meet Elizabeth Fram, fabric artist, at her artist reception on Sunday ,March 25 from 2-4 pm . The show will hang through May 6.
Statement from Elizabeth:
Three years ago, in order to revive my drawing skills, I began sketching common household items and table-scapes daily. Concurrently, my textile work became increasingly more reliant on organizing space and manipulating the elements within it through pattern via Shibori-dyeing, color, and intensive fields of surface stitches.

It was a natural progression to look for ways to create overlap between these two separate areas of practice, such that they could challenge and complement each other. I am interested in investigating image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities they contribute to elevate the other. The resulting pieces pay homage to the "every day", observing that quiet moments in life merit as much notice as those that are outwardly more momentous.

Time: 3/22/18 10:00am - 5/6/18 3:00pm
Location: Emile A Gruppe Gallery, Jericho
Mar
22
2018
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May
6
2018

Matt Brown "Conversations With Color Woodblock Prints"

Matt Brown "Conversations With Color Woodblock Prints" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

March 22 - May 6, 2018: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit new and select woodblock prints by Matt Brown in “Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints”. An Artist Opening Reception will take place Thursday, March 22 from 5-7pm. The gallery will host an Artist Talk Saturday, April 21 at 5pm, which will feature a live demonstration in printmaking by Brown.

Following the Japanese hanga method, the printmaking technique used by Hokusai and Hiroshige, each of Brown’s prints is created entirely by hand using water and pigments applied to multiple carved wooden blocks. Each woodblock corresponds to one color within a print and each is transferred to paper by a small hand-held baren.

An art major in college, Brown worked for years as a builder and cabinet maker before coming across a Hiroshige exhibit at Dartmouth College, which inspired him to research the process behind Hiroshige’s work. Brown says, “Looking back I see the idea to teach myself hanga came principally from my attraction to the method as watercolor printing. The soft quality of these colors, and the juxtaposition of these colors with the clean carved graphic edges of the shapes, is what I love best. But I also love the process of making these prints: the way an image is separated into parts and put back together, the way the translucent colors blend, the way the wood, with water, interacts with the paper.”

Brown’s exhibition will include working proofs and different states of several images, providing viewers a glimpse into the artist’s continuous dialogue with his imagery and materials. Often changes made over several years create subtle, or dramatic, re-imagining of Brown’s initial vision.

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

Time: 3/22/18 5:00pm - 5/6/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Apr
19
2018
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May
6
2018

Silent Sky

Silent Sky Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

FIND YOUR LIGHT at Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
The incredible true story of a boundary-shattering New England astronomer.
Look to the stars with this luminously beautiful play that lights your heart!
Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt trades the comforts of her rural home for a job at the Harvard Observatory in Massachusetts. Her ambition leaves both her family and her new colleagues (women known simply as “computers”) perplexed. But with a single discovery, their views of themselves, each other, and the universe itself will be upended for all time. An incredible story of bold love, boundless determination, and the vast grandeur of the cosmos—an unparalleled treat for the heart, mind, and senses. "sheer magic" - San Francisco Chronicle. Gunderson is currently the most produced playwright in America. Lost Nation Theater has been named "One of the Best Regional Theaters in America" by the NYC Drama League and is proud to be a community partner of the Vermont Arts Council.

Time: 4/19/18 7:30pm - 5/6/18 2:00pm
Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Apr
19
2018
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May
6
2018

Silent Sky

Silent Sky Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The incredible true story of a boundary-shattering New England astronomer!
In this play by Lauren Gunderson, astronomer Henrietta Leavitt trades the comforts of her rural home for a job at the Harvard Observatory in Massachusetts. Her ambition leaves both her family and her new colleagues (women known simply as “computers”) perplexed. But with a single discovery, their views of themselves, each other, and the universe itself will be upended for all time. An incredible story of bold love, boundless determination, and the vast grandeur of the cosmos—an unparalleled treat for the heart, mind, and senses.
Performances run April 19th through May 6th.
For details and to purchase tickets visit www.lostnationtheater.org or call 802-229-0492.

Location: Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Apr
9
2018
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May
11
2018

They Went Whistling

They Went Whistling Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Wendy Copp creates elegant, humorous, and sometimes provocative figures, garb, and structures made of natural materials that she gathers from the land. Influenced by opera, literature, mythology and science, she is interested in the hidden stories behind the absent protagonist, the contemplation of mortality and transformation, as well as our uneven relationship with nature in the modern age.

Copp grew up in Lewisboro, a small town just outside of New York City and studied fine art and biology in school. For many years, she worked designing restaurants, residences and stores and has a great deal of experience with faux painting, murals and hand painting fabric. Copp has traveled nationally and internationally, working in NYC, Japan, India, California and all over New England. As the co-founder of Very Merry Theater, she was the artistic director during its start up years. In the midst of all of this, she designed products for Chandler 4 Corners, located in Manchester, VT and worked with artisans in India and Peru.

Time: 4/9/18 8:00am - 5/11/18 4:30pm
Location: Chiristine Price Gallery, Castleton
Mar
27
2018
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May
12
2018

Pleased to Meet You!

Pleased to Meet You!
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Pleased to Meet You!”. This show, featuring 20 local artists, brings to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the non-human variety.

Show Dates: March 27 – May 12, 2018. Free admittance during gallery hours.
For hours and info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com or call: 802-479-7069

Artist Reception and Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH):
Friday, April 20, 2018 from 7-9pm (BASH Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event)
Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Mar
27
2018
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May
12
2018

The Feast of Fools by Hannah Morris

The Feast of Fools by Hannah Morris
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “The Feast of Fools” by Hannah Morris. This exhibition features Painted collages and soft sculpture installations exploring the intersection of the sublime, the absurd, and the mundane in recognizable moments and places.

Show Dates: March 27 – May 12, 2018. Free admittance during gallery hours.
For hours and info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com or call: 802-479-7069

Artist Reception and Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH):
Friday, April 20, 2018 from 7-9pm (BASH Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event)
Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Apr
11
2018
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May
14
2018

Noises Off

Noises Off Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Noises Off
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Peter Hackett
April 11 – May 13

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” – The New York Times

Advisory: Ages 14 and up.

Time: 4/11/18 7:30pm - 5/14/18 10:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, 74-76 Gates Street, White River Junction
Apr
10
2018
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May
19
2018

Portraits of a Different Kind by Sande French Stockwell

Portraits of a Different Kind by Sande French Stockwell
Description:

Magic from the ancients to the present is embodied in Sande French Stockwell’s recent sculptures and drawings. And her work begs you to be a part of this manifestation, to react, to think, and pose more searching questions about your life and your relationship to our deep and ancient past. Through this search of ancient connections are our new possible beings and Be-comings. Many of these “beings” are on display as the “Portraits of a Different Kind” exhibit at Axel’s Gallery in Waterbury, Vermont. Sande French-Stockwell has presented her latest pieces: both works on paper and in the round and invites you to celebrate your dreams!

Ms. Stockwell has fallen in love with the creative freedom newly found in plaster. Come discover how a single change in medium has allowed one artist to flourish creatively.

“Working with plaster allows a quick and instant breath of life into these beings I sculpt. I use my hands to shape and form the traces of a hypnotic yesteryear, a raw present and magical future.”

Meet the artist Friday, April 13th from 6-8pm. This event is open and free to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury
Mar
24
2018
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May
20
2018

A Reverent Eye: Charlie Hunter & Jim Westphalen

A Reverent Eye: Charlie Hunter & Jim Westphalen
Description:

In the Central Gallery, two Vermont-based artists, plein air painter Charlie Hunter and landscape photographer Jim Westphalen, turn their attention to vanishing icons of Vermont's rich industrial and agricultural past. The works in this exhibition ask us to reconsider the familiar rusted railways and retired grain elevators that pepper our local landscape and inhabit their photographs and canvases, rightfully elevating them to subjects worthy of our respect, gratitude, and reverence.

Time: 3/24/18 10:00am - 5/20/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe