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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Feb
10
2017
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Jun
24
2017

The SHE Project - Part I

The SHE Project - Part I Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The SHE Project – Part I
Kristen M. Watson and Mary Admasian

With a nod to the tradition of femmage, art constructed of found and saved objects that express a female narrative, the artists use mirrors, cosmetics, beautification products, and natural elements to address themes around self-confidence, worth, and age-related sexual power. They explore their own experiences as targets of aggressively marketed “beautification” products that promise youth, glamour, and success. Watson & Admasian create compelling works that comment on the influence of history, social norms, perception, social media, and vanity on the current state of womanhood.

February 10 - June 24, 2017
Castleton University Bank Gallery

Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.
Castleton University, Herrick Auditorium

Opening Reception
March 10, 5-8 p.m. with artist’s talk at 7 p.m.
CU Bank Gallery

Closing Reception
Friday, June 16, 5-8 p.m.
CU Bank Gallery

The CU Bank Gallery
104 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
On the corner of Center St. and Merchants Row
Thursday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Time: 2/10/17 12:00pm - 6/24/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
May
13
2017
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Jun
24
2017

“Notes From Underground” by Elizabeth Michelman

“Notes From Underground” by Elizabeth Michelman Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

"Notes From Underground" A Site-responsive Exhibition and Experiment in Democracy.
A closing artist's talk is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.

The rock-lined basement of the Castleton Downtown Gallery, in Downtown Rutland provides the setting for Elizabeth Michelman’s “Notes from Underground”. Michelman’s artistic musings guide us through experiences of language-as-form, form-as-language, the poetry of video and music, and the politics of making art.
Among the varied works are “Change” [a video installation, which ponders the meaning of life in a laundromat] and “Farewell Notes” [the musings of ghosts of violins from a world beyond]. The development of abstract color in the paintings of American Modernist Stuart Davis is a topic for Michelman’s interpretation and transformation in brightly colored vinyl collages. The integrated language, image, and music from letters and books of a twentieth century master inspired the theme-and-variations of her Matisse-Gilot Series, works of acrylic ink on paper.

Finally, Michelman once more brings to life for this exhibition her ongoing participatory work, "Moment of Recognition". This red-white-and-blue glass installation invites individuals to come together in building a community. The work was born in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and has evolved over time into an extended reaffirmation of the social compact of a democracy.
By lending your hand (writing) permanently toward the joint completion of the sculpture, you will personally build this statement and be given a clone for yourself. The price of participation has been held to $250 since inception to cover the artist’s costs. A portion of receipts will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Forms for participating in Moment of Recognition will be available from the artist or on site at the Castleton University Art Gallery (you are also welcome to E-mail us for a copy). Each new piece will be produced and added to the actual work during the course of the exhibition. More information available at: https://www.911memorial.org/registry/ezwordz/sow.

-- About the Artist --
Elizabeth Michelman’s interdisciplinary and conceptual art includes video and installation, sculpture, poetry, and painting. A resident of Brookline, MA, she holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Georgetown University Law Center, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and in other New England schools and museums. In addition to exhibiting her own art, Michelman has been curating exhibitions of public installation and conceptual art around Boston for over ten years. She has received numerous grants from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Brookline Community Foundation, and the North Attleboro Arts Commission. She received an award for works on paper from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2000. Her work has also been exhibited throughout The United States including exhibitions at The Soho20 Gallery in Chelsea (NYC), The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, The Women’s Museum of Dallas (TX), and The Attleboro Art Museum (MA). Her post-9/11 community sculpture “Moment of Recognition,” first shown at the “Art Works” community gallery in New Bedford in November, 2001, can be seen on the website of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

Time: 5/13/17 11:00am - 6/24/17 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
May
26
2017
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Jun
24
2017

The Syrian Experience as Art

The Syrian Experience as Art Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Syrian Experience As Art is a traveling exhibition from Castleton University representing the work of ten Syrian artists individually responding with creativity to loss and destruction. Please join ArtisTree Gallery in welcoming these works of humanity and connection. Opening Reception: Friday, May 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

Time: 5/26/17 11:00am - 6/24/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
Jun
23
2017
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Jun
24
2017

Hanover Center Fair

Hanover Center Fair
Description:

The 56th annual Hanover Center Old Timer's Fair is coming soon! The fair runs Friday June 23, 5-10 pm, and Saturday June 24, 10 am-4 pm. on the Old Parade Ground in Hanover Center, NH. The fair is a great Upper Valley tradition of affordable family fun in a safe and relaxing environment. We're talking ox pulls, pony pulls, 4-H demo, book sale, auction, live music, BBQ, outdoor movie night, games, parade, raffle, VT and NH crafts, ice cream, cotton candy, etc. Entry is free and this is one place $20 still goes a long way! All proceeds benefit the First Congregational Church of Hanover in Hanover Center.
You can help make it happen by donating or sorting books, buying or selling raffle tickets, donating auction or white elephant items, baking for the bake sale, selling your wares at a crafter/artisan booth, working the booths or helping with set up. Get the whole scoop at http://hcoldtimefair.wix.com/hanovercenterfair

Time: 6/23/17 10:00am - 6/24/17 4:00pm
Location: Hanover Center Parade Ground, Outside Vermont
Jun
24
2017

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle
Description:

The mesmerizing animated feature The Red Turtle was seven years in the making by the Oscar-winning Dutch director, Michael Dudok de Wit and won the Special Jury prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

Time: 6/24/17 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Jun
24
2017

Opening Day Celebration: “Sculptural Sound Waves”

Opening Day Celebration: “Sculptural Sound Waves” Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Join us to inaugurate our fourth season when composer Matt LaRocca and collaborators will create a walking composition, ‘playing’ with the resonances of sculptures as we go, culminating with a grand finale on Faceted Rock’s 48 steel surfaces. Conversation and refreshments follow.

Time: 6/24/17 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 4280 Boston Post Road, Enosburg Falls
Jun
24
2017

A Doll's House

A Doll's House
Description:

New Moon Cafe presents Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Ibsen's classic play, "A Doll's House." Two performances Saturday, June 24 at 2pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets by donation at the door. Proceeds will go to Spectrum Youth and Family Services. Doors open 30 mins prior to curtain.

Time: 6/24/17 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: New Moon Cafe, Burlington
Jun
24
2017

Rochester Chamber Music Society

Rochester Chamber Music Society
Description:

Johannes Quartet
Mozart String Quartet No. 20 in D major, K. 499, "Hoffmeister", Bartok String Quartet No. 3 in C-sharp major,
Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, OP. 131

Time: 6/24/17 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Federated Chuch of Rochester, Rochester
Jun
24
2017

Gallery opening: Scale

Gallery opening: Scale Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This exhibit curated by sculptor Jim Sardonis looks at how artists create their visions for Public Art through an display of maquettes- scale models- created by New England Sculptors.

Time: 6/24/17 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Jun
24
2017

Rockfire Festival-FireWalk

Rockfire Festival-FireWalk
Description:

Rockfire Festival – FireWalk

Saturday June 24 – The 6th Annual Rockfire Festival celebrates Barre's granite heritage in a unique and magical combination of music and fires on a monumental scale. Experience the FireWalk at the Millstone Hill in Barre Town on Saturday night from 7pm to midnight. The event is at Millstone Hill, located at 60 Little John Road, Websterville, Vermont. Parking is free. To learn more about this family event visit Rockfirevt.com or call 802-479-1000.

Pierre Couture, Event Organizer
PO Box 44, Websterville, Vermont 05678
802-479-1000
http://www.rockfirevt.com
millstonehill@aol.com

Time: 6/24/17 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: Millstone Hill 60 Little John Rd. Websterville, VT 05678, Websterville
Jun
24
2017

Heliand Consort

Heliand Consort
Description:

Join Heliand Consort for their third summer evening on the mountain! Expect a dynamic explosion of virtuosic music from the baroque through contemporary repertoire. You will get to know the artists in the intimate arts center where, according to one audience member, “watching is as much fun as listening!“ You will experience woodwind quintets by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791,) Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006,) Paul Hindemith (1895-1963,) and Paul Taffanel (1844-1908.)

Time: 6/24/17 8:00pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
May
4
2017
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Jun
25
2017

Traveling Artists

Traveling Artists Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Traveling Artists brings together 100 works by 60 mostly local artists - Vermont and New England - who have been traveling. Their journeys have taken them from as far flung destinations as Egypt, Utah, Italy (of course) and Greenland. Their paintings reflect their travels and the many seasons and reasons artists go afar to capture the light, the color and the unique compositions possible in places other than home.

Time: 5/4/17 11:00am - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May
5
2017
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Jun
25
2017

Travels with Mary and Alden Bryan

Travels with Mary and Alden Bryan Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Mary Bryan (1907 - 1978) and Alden Bryan (1913 - 2001) travelled the world, capturing mezmerizing images everywhere they went. This show features some of the best works by both Mary and Alden from places across the country and around the globe. Works from the Caribbean, Africa, England, France and Australia. Come travel with them through their art.

Time: 5/5/17 11:00am - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
23
2017
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Jun
25
2017

Landscape Oil Painting: Sound Principals to Build Upon

Landscape Oil Painting: Sound Principals to Build Upon
Description:

Instructor: Douglas David

Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to landscape painting. Painting out-of-doors, en plein-air will be a major focus of the study after the basics are covered. Whether just starting out or a seasoned painter, sound principles are a key foundation. Discussions and lectures on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, developing atmospheric distance and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork you painting). Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails. Students will mix paints and learn to mix basic strings of color to help comprehend the preparation/set up to prepare to paint out-of-doors. Students will work on studies and the emphasis will be on capturing the time of day, atmosphere and geographical elements in a quick concise way based on the covered principles. Larger more finished works can be done subsequent days using studies as a roadmap to allow the painting to develop its own finish.
Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Douglas will be able to assist students with mixing and will review individual students a few times during each session or set up.
Plan to produce several studies and at least one or two larger more finished paintings, depending on skill level. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
A small informal group show on easels in our class will end the class on a high note as we share our accomplishments in this condensed time of study. Douglas will provide photos to paint from in case of weather related issues. Brown bag lunch is the best way to keep the momentum and flow going over the 3 days of the workshop.

Time: 6/23/17 10:00am - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Jun
24
2017
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Jun
25
2017

Music in the Meadow

Music in the Meadow
Description:

A 2 day music event held June 24-25 at the Motel in the Meadow to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Vt. Race for the Cure. Music, food, raffles, Silent Auction. 12:00-7:00 Saturday 11:30-4:00 Sunday

Time: 6/24/17 12:00pm - 6/25/17 4:00pm
Location: @ Motel in the Meadow, Rte. 11 west,, Chester
Jun
23
2017
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Jun
26
2017

Wonder Woman (PG-13)

Wonder Woman (PG-13) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Time: 6/23/17 7:30pm - 6/26/17 10:00pm
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theater, Woodstock
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
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
Jun
1
2017
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Jun
30
2017

“The Leftovers”

“The Leftovers”
Description:

Stencil and spray paint designs by artist DJ Barry
Karen Kitzmiller Room & The Non-Fiction Room
On display through the month of June.

Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
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
2
2017
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Jul
7
2017

"A Change in the Weather"

"A Change in the Weather"
Description:

A Change in the Weather
A Joint Exhibit of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy
T.W. Wood Gallery
May 2, 2017-July 7, 2017

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce a joint exhibit of the works of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy. The exhibit will be open for viewing from Tuesday, May 2, through Friday July 7, 2017. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase works on Friday, May 5 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery with a presentation by the artists at 6:00 pm. This event is part of Montpelier’s Art Walk. Music with the CBT band will be playing before the talk.

Ms. Murphy’s professional life has been as a botanical and natural history illustrator. Ms. Murphy 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 said of her artwork ”This past summer my brother invited me on a river trip down the Noatak River in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park. It was a place so remote, so far from human habitation that I felt as if I was entering into a living, breathing, unfamiliar organism- a sentient macrocosm made up of many smaller interconnecting systems.

This remote place was mysterious and revealing, fragile and fierce, beautiful and frightening. The paintings here are an attempt to understand these contradicting features and to come to terms with the vulnerability of our complex planet as it responds to unprecedented and perhaps irrevocable changes.”

Mr. Murphy was a newspaper photographer and photo editor in Wyoming and Alaska for 37 years. During that time he was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service in 1989, and his staff was nominated for the Pulitzer in News Photography for their coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Since the end of his newspaper career Mr. Murphy has worked as an editor of photography books, a freelance photographer, the leader of wilderness photography workshops, and as a professor of journalism at the University of Alaska. He is currently working on a body of photographs documenting the effects of climate change in the Alaska Arctic."

Mr. Murphy noted: "These Alaska landscape photographs, many of which come from north of the Arctic Circle, speak not only to the majestic beauty of a great land, but to the transformation the land and waters are experiencing as a result of a warming world.

The photographs are not meant as political statements, nor are they meant to explain the causes or the possible solutions to climate change, but only to document an undeniable environmental transition. The landforms and waters of the Arctic are changing faster than anywhere else on the planet, and they may be a bellwether of what awaits the rest of the world.

It is worth our paying attention."

Also on exhibit at the Gallery are works from the Central Vermont Pastel Society members along with artwork from the T.W. Wood Permanent Collection. The 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 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 5/2/17 12:00pm - 7/7/17 4:00pm
Location: TW Wood Gallery and Museum, Montpelier
Jun
6
2017
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Jul
8
2017

Art Works, ArtCade, and Color and Movement

Art Works, ArtCade, and Color and Movement
Description:

In the Main Floor Gallery:
Art Works
This group show is about art that invites viewers to engage and interact with the work, including kinetic sculptural works and small installations that invite viewers to be involved in a creative process or merge with the art itself.

In the Second Floor Gallery:
ArtCade
An exhibit of artist created versions of PinBox 3000 presented by the Cardboard Teck Instantute.

In the Third Floor Gallery:
Color and Movement
by Chris Jeffrey; Painted assemblages and a light installation.

Exhibit Dates: June 6 – July 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Thurs., June 8, 5:30-7:30PM

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: 6/6/17 11:00am - 7/8/17 4:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jun
22
2017
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Jul
8
2017

Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck

Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly star in this thought-provoking family drama. Eileen’s brother Teddy has decided to move home and live in her basement. Her husband is less than thrilled about this. And Teddy is more than a little off his game. As the brother and sister struggle to understand their present and past, questions of betrayal, disappointment, and madness rise and fall. Who is saving whom?

Time: 6/22/17 7:30pm - 7/8/17 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset