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Arts Calendar: Central Vermont

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Mar
21
2017

Racial Justice Film & Discussion Series: Broken on All Sides

Racial Justice Film & Discussion Series: Broken on All Sides
Description:

Film and discussion with Justice for All, Black Lives Matter Vermont, and Central VT Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Much of the discrimination that was legal in the Jim Crow era is today illegal when applied to black people but perfectly legal when applied to "criminals." Through subjective choices, people of color have been targeted at significantly higher rates for stops, searches, arrests, prosecution, and harsher sentences. This documentary aims to answer questions and provoke questions on an issue walled-off from the public's scrutiny. Directed by Matthew Pillischer.

Time: 3/21/17 6:30pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Mar
21
2017

Self-Publishing Workshop

Self-Publishing Workshop
Description:

Discover resources and tools that can help you find success in self-publishing! Our panelists will speak from experience about the process of publishing, distribution, and marketing to help you navigate the self-publishing and small press landscape.

Panelists include:

Stacie M. Williams, Ingram Publishing Services
Charlotte Pierce, Former President, IPNE, Independent Publishers of New England
Susannah Noel, Book Editor
Robbie Harold, Author
Marc Estrin, Fomite Press

Pre-registration is required. Fee is non-refundable and includes a copy of The IngramSpark Guide to Independent Publishing.

Cost: $25.

Register at the store at 77 Main Street, Montpelier, or online at http://www.bearpondbooks.com/self-publishing-workshop-registration

Time: 3/21/17 7:00pm
Location: Bear Pond Books, Montpelier
Mar
14
2017
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Mar
21
2017

Advanced Drawing Exhibit

Advanced Drawing Exhibit Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Diverse drawing techniques and approaches on view in this exhibit from ART300, taught by Hedya Klein. While students began with the same prompt, problem, or question, their creative responses result in expressions that are worlds apart. The works produced in this class is varied in both content and technique. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Time: 3/14/17 8:00am - 3/21/17 8:00pm
Location: Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine, Middlebury
Jan
31
2017
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Mar
30
2017

Kathy Stark's "... and the journey continues ..."

Kathy Stark's "... and the journey continues ..." Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council presents a sample of works by Kathy Stark entitled "... and the journey continues ...” This collection represents the artist's progression from the 1980s to the present and showcases pieces from five distinct series: Color Poems, White Works, Words, Collage, and Checker Boards. Stark uses various media and repetitive patterns to create meticulously-detailed abstract collages. There will be an opening reception with the artist from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, during Montpelier Alive's Art Walk.

Time: 1/31/17 8:00am - 3/30/17 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at the Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Jan
4
2017
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Mar
31
2017

From Far Away - Selected works by Stephen M. Schaub

From Far Away - Selected works by Stephen M. Schaub Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Governor’s Gallery hosts multidisciplinary artist Stephen M. Schaub ¬in his solo exhibition “From Far Away’’. These selected works featuring scenes of unresolved narrative, a story which, left unfinished, resembles an emotional memory, or the illogic of a dream. Schaub’s artworks often turn the artistic gaze inward, enlarging small moments and focusing on a personal landscape. The show will run from January 4 until March 30. An opening reception will take place on January 12, from 4 to 7 pm. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 1/4/17 8:00am - 3/31/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jan
4
2017
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Mar
31
2017

Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action

Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery opens 2017 with paintings by Lark Upson in an exhibit “Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action.” Her human subjects, mostly regional models are staged in traditional poses. Each work displays the everyday complexity and individuality that only quality portraiture can convey. Upson also has a strong interest in the protection of our wildlife and environmental preservation, viewed through her paintings of endangered species. The show will run from January 4 until March 30. An opening reception will take place on January 12, from 4 to 7 pm.

Time: 1/4/17 8:00am - 3/31/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Feb
1
2017
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Mar
31
2017

Avian Inspired

Avian Inspired
Description:

Berlin, Vermont, resident Linda Mirabile will display her most recent work in the CVMC gallery. This series is all about birds and bird-related images. Linda's portraits of birds, both resident and from other parts of the world, are larger than life and extremely detailed. Her goal with this new work isn't so much about being anatomically correct (although she is) but about capturing the essence and personality of our avian neighbors. Her work is primarily done in acrylic on either Fabriano hot-pressed watercolor paper or birch panels. The show is open 24/7 as this is in the CVMC gallery space in the hospital lobby.

Location: Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery, Barre
Mar
2
2017
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Apr
20
2017

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Sunset Park, Brooklyn Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The photographs in this exhibition were taken over the course of two days spent in Sunset Park in August 2016. Sunset Park is a jewel of a public space located in a section of Brooklyn of the same name. All day and into the night, residents of the predominantly Latino and Asian neighborhoods that edge the Park stroll, compete, converse, read, picnic, flirt, and engage in a hundred other forms of human interaction. Sunset Park is the site of countless vignettes—moments of athleticism, joy, family love, friendship, and meditation. At a time when divisiveness dominates our national consciousness, the images in this show affirm that what we have in common is far greater than our differences. Elliot Burg, Middlesex, Vermont, www.elliotburgphoto.squarespace.com

Time: 3/2/17 10:00am - 4/20/17 8:00pm
Location: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier
Jan
10
2017
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Apr
23
2017

Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr

Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Constructed in the fifth century BCE, the Periclean building program on the Athenian Acropolis is the most celebrated architectural expression of the High Classical Age. This exhibition brings together early archaeological publications, antiquarian paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as photographs, books, and more recent images all drawn from collections at Middlebury. Together they bear testimony to the fascination with the Acropolis that has prevailed from the Enlightenment to the present

Time: 1/10/17 10:00am - 4/23/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury
Mar
21
2017
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Apr
28
2017

Northern VT Artists Assoc. Art Exhibit

Northern VT Artists Assoc. Art Exhibit
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Northern Vermont Artists Association (NVAA) members’ show. The exhibit will be open for viewing from Tuesday, March 21 through Friday April 28th 2017. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet many of the artists and purchase works on Thursday, March 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Gallery.

The Northern Vermont Artist Association was founded in 1931 by Burlington, VT artist Harold Sykes Knight. Knight wanted himself and his fellow artists to have more opportunities to exhibit their work. One of the first members was the famous artist and illustrator Maxfield Parish. The NVAA currently has over 100 members and is open to any visual artist working in any medium, principally those living in the northern half of Vermont. The mission of the organization is “to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”.

Also on exhibit at the Gallery is “Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules”, a juried show that includes 26 works of 20 Vermont artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography, collage, mixed media and three dimensional pieces. Works from the T.W. Wood permanent Collection will also be showing. 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: 3/21/17 12:00pm - 4/28/17 4:00pm
Location: TW Wood gallery and Museum, Montpelier
Mar
7
2017
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Apr
28
2017

"Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules" Art Exhibit

"Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules" Art Exhibit
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont artists work. The exhibit is titled, Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules and includes 25 works of 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and three dimensional pieces. Artists to be exhibited include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, Lysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young. There will be an opening reception on Thursday March 9th from 5:00pm-7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served and there is no admission fee. The show will be available for viewing from March 7th through April 28th.

The Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules exhibit was juried by Glen Austin Hutchins, Kathleen Kolb and Tom Slayton. Austin Hutchins makes paintings, drawings and sculpture with various materials and is the founder of the Front, a cooperative gallery and workspace in Montpelier, VT. Kolb’s work has been represented in a number of Gallery’s including David Findlay and Sherry French in New York City. Her current project is a collaborative exhibition: “Shedding Light on the Working Forest” with poet Verandah Porche. Slayton is a Vermont journalist and was editor-in-chief of Vermont Life magazine for 21 years. He is the author of several books including Sabra Field, the Art of Place and is a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio.

Works from the T.W. Wood permanent Collection and the Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Collection will also be showing. 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

Location: T.W. Wood Gallery and Museum, Montpelier
Mar
12
2017
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May
7
2017

Town by Town -- Paintings and Scupture by Carolyn Enz Hack

Town by Town -- Paintings and Scupture by Carolyn Enz Hack
Description:

“Town by Town,” explores how traditional landscape paintings might be able to incorporate history and time into their imagery. 
 
    Enz Hack had made traditional landscape paintings for more than a decade, “but then, in 2011, I also began to make sculptures and they were abstract,” she explains.  “Working in three dimensions got me wondering if I might be able to represent how places change over time.”

    Each of the towns portrayed in the series has personal significance to the artist.  “I chose towns in which I have spent time and then I researched historic photos, maps and documents to get a sense of how the towns had developed.” 

    The result is that, in addition to structures and landmarks typical in landscape painting, each piece also incorporates other elements like a bird’s eye view, or traces of maps that allow the artist to show multiple perspectives and stories.

Location: White Meeting House, Waterbury
Mar
7
2017
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May
13
2017

"Focus on the Sheldon: A Five-Point Perspective"

"Focus on the Sheldon: A Five-Point Perspective" Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Beginning in the fall of 2016, five local Middlebury-area photographers have been exploring the collections of the Henry Sheldon Museum and found a wealth of inspiring material. Photographs of the objects they discovered will be on view at the Museum in the exhibition Focus on the Sheldon from March 7 through May 13, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m. In addition, at noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the five photographers will participate in a panel discussion led Pieter Broucke, Middlebury College Professor of Art and Architecture.

Suki Fredericks, Paul Gamba, Kate Gridley, Kirsten Hoving and Eric Nelson have photographed items ranging from dolls to fabrics and eyeglasses to a sculpted dog and a life-size horse. In the process they have interpreted their subjects from a variety of perspectives.

Building on her interest in photographing animals, Fredericks focuses on a variety she found at the Sheldon, with surprising results. Gamba zeros in on fabric and lace patterns, drawing attention to the details of thread and stitching. Although she works primarily as a painter, Gridley applies her interest in portraiture to a series of moody photographs of dolls, whose personalities emerge through her lens.

Hoving investigates the Sheldon’s historic storage barn to produce eerie images of boxes of old tools and other strange objects. Nelson, who has been making small-scale sculpture for many years, photographs intricate compositions of small items ranging from toy soldiers to opera glasses.

In all of the photographs, recognizable objects are altered through light, composition, color, viewpoint, or post-processing. Paired with the actual objects, the photographs demonstrate the lure of the Sheldon’s remarkable collections and the transformative power of photography.

Focus on the Sheldon will feature both the photographs and the objects, representing only a small portion of the extensive collection of unique treasures amassed since the Museum’s founding in 1882. The exhibit is curated by Kirsten Hoving, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Art History at Middlebury College, where she teaches courses on modern art and the history of photography. A photographer herself, Hoving has shown her work in a variety of solo and group shows around the world. Her collaborative photo project, Svala’s Saga, done with her daughter Emma Powell, is currently on view at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, SC and at the Far Eastern Museum of Fine Art in Khabarovsk, Russia. A longtime fan of the Sheldon Museum, Hoving has enjoyed getting to know the collection in greater detail through this project.

The Henry Sheldon Museum offers a diverse, in-depth look at the history and art of the Mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont. The Museum is located at One Park Street in downtown Middlebury across from the Ilsley Library. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Admission to the Museum is $5 Adults; $3 Youth (6-18); $4.50 Seniors; $12 Family

Time: 3/7/17 10:00am - 5/13/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury