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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Feb
13
2018

Mardi Gras Benefit

Mardi Gras Benefit
Description:

presented by Young Tradition Vermont and Hotel Vermont with support provided by the Vermont Family Network, the UVM Medical Center, the Alchemist and others tickets at http://www.sevendaystickets.com/events/51026044/mardi-gras-party, more info about the event at mark.sustic@gmail.com

Burlington does Mardi Gras ON Fat Tuesday, featuring live music. Mardi Gras, also called Shrove Tuesday, is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’, reflecting the practice of the last night of partying, dancing and eating food before the ritual fasting on Ash Wednesday. Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world–mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations. Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play host to some of the holiday’s most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of revelers every year.

Live music for dancing and listening from Yankee Chank, Vermont’s senior Cajun music band, and Ponyhustle, best known for their popular Honky Tonk Tuesdays at Radio Bean (starting at 10pm the same night!). Guest musicians include Alexander Allison, young Cajun music fiddler from Central Vermont who performs with the Young Tradition Touring Group and others.

The event benefits the Tom Sustic Fund, which was established to support a bone marrow transplant, generated through a series of benefit events in 1999 and 2000 featuring a wide variety of well known performers. After several bone marrow drives and monitoring and searching on registries in North America and Europe, an ideal donor was not located. After Tom’s death in 2001, the funds were re-purposed as on-going support for families with children with life-altering conditions at UVM Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. The Fund is managed and distributed by the Vermont Family Network. Several will share comments including Dr. Alan Homans, Dr. Fred Holmes, Dr. Brad Friesen, Dr. Lewis First and Pam McCarthy from the Vermont Family Network, all with personal connections to Tom’s treatment and medical care, and use of the Fund, speaking briefly about the importance of the Fund to families with children receiving treatment.

Time: 2/13/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Hotel Vermont, Burlington
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

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
– THRU –
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