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Friday, October 13, 2017

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Oct
13
2017

Sam Bush

Sam Bush
Description:

If joy were a person, he'd bring both peace and frenzy. He'd be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage.

"I feel fortunate that when it's time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that's all music," says Bush. "The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes -- I just become part of the music."

That rapt merging of life and art fills Bush's new album 'Storyman,' a freewheeling collection that gleefully picks and chooses from jazz, folk, blues, reggae, country swing, and bluegrass to create a jubilant noise only classifiable as the Sam Bush sound. Many of the songs are stories -- several of them true -- and the legendary mandolin player co-wrote every one of them with friends including Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Jon Randall Stewart, Jeff Black, and others.

"I'm hoping it just kind of flows for people and makes them go, 'Hey! It's a Sam record. It sounds like Sam and the band,'" Bush says. "But for the first time ever, I also find myself thinking, 'I hope you enjoy the stories.' It's my singer-songwriter record."

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck. But instead of kicking back and soaking up honors such as an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award and suite of Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Association trophies, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new.

Raised on a farm just outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bush grew up plowing tobacco fields in the Southern summer heat alongside his family. He started playing mandolin when he was 11 years old. "I believe growing up on a farm probably helped me channel my energy into learning music and being so interested in it," Bush says. "Me and my sisters, we all loved it. I've often wondered if that's because growing up on a farm, you couldn't go ride your bike all over town and horse around like the other kids."

For Bush, a lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music alike.

Time: 10/13/17 8:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Oct
13
2017

Soovin Kim, violin

Soovin Kim, violin Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This internationally renowned violinist has won the Paganini Competition, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Most of us in Vermont, however, know him as the youngest-ever musician to join the VYO (at age 10), and today as co-artistic director of the acclaimed Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Kim celebrates the release of his new solo Bach CD by performing Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. 802.443.3168 or go.middlebury.edu/boxoffice

Time: 10/13/17 8:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, Middlebury
Oct
12
2017
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Oct
14
2017

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Opera Company of Middlebury enters its 15th season with a production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love). The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill – and can even make other people fall in love with you.

Thursday, October 12 and Friday October 13 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $45-$60,

Time: 10/12/17 7:30pm - 10/14/17 4:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Sep
10
2017
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Oct
14
2017

1st Annual Multi-Media Mania

1st Annual Multi-Media Mania
Description:

Valley Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibition of fine art and quality custom crafts combined in one location. Multi-Media Mania moves into the new galleries of the Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm (48 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield VT, 05673)!

The non-juried exhibition is designed to showcase fine arts and crafts during the annual leaf-peeping season. The mixed showing of fine art and quality custom crafts includes paintings, fabric art, ceramics, glass, sculpture, furniture, photography, mosaics, woodworking, metalwork, quilting and weaving. The exhibition will illustrate how fine arts and quality crafts complement one another.

Gala Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 5–9 pm. The exhibition will run, September 10th–October 14th, Thursdays & Fridays 4–9pm and 
Saturdays & Sundays, noon–9 pm.

Entry to exhibit is open to everyone. The prospectus and entry/registration form can be found at www.valleyartsvt.com.http://valleyartsvt.com/event/multi-media-mania/

Time: 9/10/17 4:00pm - 10/14/17 9:00pm
Location: 48 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield
Jun
13
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Vermont abounds in accomplished children’s book artists and authors of regional and national reputation.This summer, eighteen are featured in the Sheldon Museum’s exhibit "Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale."

The featured exhibitors vary from artists/authors specializing in works that help children learn the alphabet and numbers, such as Mary Azarian, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, and Ashley Wolff, to those who concentrate on nature and travels, such as Jan Reynolds, Peter Lourie, and Jim Arnosky.

More traditional children’s stories are represented by the New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Harry Bliss, who takes his readers on trips to museums, while Thatcher Hurd introduces his readers to the creative energies of Art Dog, and Janet Hayward Burnham combines poetry with illustrations of dragons and cats. Sarah Dillard relates stories featuring miniature mice and chicks and Tracey Campbell Pearson depicts levitating youngsters and friendly elephants.

John and Jennifer Churchman provide magical photographs and stories of sheep and other farm friends. Jason Chin introduces eager young learners to mysteries of gravity and the wonders of the Galapagos, while Deirdre Gill explores winter dragons and train travel. Angels, animals, and friendship are colorful themes portrayed by Phoebe Stone. Desperate dogs and baby robins frolic through the stories by Eileen Christelow.

Book readings and author presentations are planned during the run of the exhibit.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
Sep
29
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Seasons - Threadpainting by Pam Druhen

Seasons - Threadpainting by Pam Druhen
Description:

Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House is hosting an Artist Talk and Opening Reception for “Seasons-Threadpainting by Pamela Druhen” on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm. Pamela Druhen is an international award winning fiber artist, working primarily in fabric and thread, as well as teacher, lecturer and curator. She will speak about the inspiration for her artwork as well as the intricate techniques used to create each original design.

“Though much of my work is representational, I enjoy working in abstract as well,” said Druhen, “I’ve begun experimenting with wire as fiber, knitting or crocheting fine gauge wire and including it in different ways.” Most of the pieces on exhibit were done between 2014 and the present including some which have been created specifically for this exhibit.

Pam draws inspiration from the beauty of Vermont and how life here is defined by the seasons. When the seasons change, everything changes with it - the smells, colors, what we wear, how we live, the food we eat. Pam’s representational work is inspired by her experiences of the seasons while traveling with her husband around Vermont, New England and beyond. Her abstract work embraces the wider seasons of life – young, old, in-between, sickness, death, change, new life, joy, love, progress and confusion. These seasons are personal and limitless. “I think my abstract work is an attempt to embrace these wider seasons of life, those that aren’t defined by weather or temperature or the limits of landscape,” said Druhen.

The Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House has been exhibiting artwork during the Vermont Festival of the Arts for five years. “Because of our recent construction, we had to delay the opening of this show until after the Festival,” said Karen Nevin, chair of the Village Meeting House Arts Committee. “We are incredibly excited to be able to show Pam’s work this fall and open our doors to the community through this exhibit.”

The exhibit will run Fridays through Sundays, September 29-October 15 from noon – 5 pm. Pam will speak about her work on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm followed by the Opening Reception. Admission is free. The Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House is located at 4355 Main Street, Route 100, Waitsfield.

Time: 9/29/17 12:00pm - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: United Church of Christ Village Meeting House, Waitsfield
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
15
2017

The Strong and the Weak, Patrick Shoemaker Solo Exhibit

The Strong and the Weak, Patrick Shoemaker Solo Exhibit
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to present The Strong and the Weak, a solo exhibit of paintings from Patrick Shoemaker. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from September 1st through October 15th with an opening reception on September 8th from 5-8pm.

Patrick Shoemaker’s paintings are inspired by mythology and lore, rooted in American history, and folk art. While relying on contemporary vernacular, his paint handling and use of color is unmistakably his own. Using large amounts of medium mixed with oil pigment, this technique allows him to mix colors and blur lines directly on the surface, imitating a watercolor like texture. The paintings are at once iconographic and implicit, intimate and unknown.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Aug
19
2017
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Oct
21
2017

Transitions

Transitions
Description:

Realism to Abstract New!

This exciting new exhibition created by Valley Arts traces the various art genre as depicted by artists working in various mediums. 22 outstanding artists exhibit work with many pieces shown publicly for the first time. Photographs and paintings in pastel, oil, watercolor, pen & ink and acrylic are part of the exhibition.

Opening reception, Saturday, August 19, 5 – 7 pm All are welcome. The exhibition will run August 19th until October 21st, Wednesday – Saturday, 1pm-5pm.

Time: 8/19/17 1:00pm - 10/21/17 5:00pm
Location: Village Square Shopping Center 5031 Main St. #2, Waitsfield
Sep
12
2017
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Oct
27
2017

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection
Description:

Two new exhibits: the Paleteers of Vermont member show and Sketches in Perfection: A special exhibit of paintings and sketches by Thomas Waterman Wood. Both exhibits run from September 12th through October 27th with an opening reception on Thursday September 14th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists, enjoy refreshments, learn more about T.W. Woods art and purchase local art at affordable prices.

Time: 9/12/17 12:00pm - 10/27/17 4:00pm
Location: T.W.Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier
Sep
19
2017
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Nov
4
2017

Rock Solid XVII

Rock Solid XVII
Description:

This outstanding exhibit, run annually since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists. In addition, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite.

Opening Reception: Fri., September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Exhibit Dates: September 19 – November 4, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am–5pm, Sat: noon–4pm

Address: 201 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

For more info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com / call: 802-479-7069

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Sep
19
2017
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Nov
4
2017

Molly Bosley: We're All Fine Here

Molly Bosley: We're All Fine Here
Description:

An exhibition of contemporary papercut artwork by Molly Bosley. On display in SPA's third floor gallery.

Opening Reception: Fri., September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Exhibit Dates: September 19 – November 4, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am–5pm, Sat: noon–4pm

Address: 201 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

For more info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com / call: 802-479-7069

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Sep
19
2017
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Nov
4
2017

Athena Petra Tasiopoulos: Amended

Athena Petra Tasiopoulos: Amended
Description:

An exhibition of stitched collages by Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, recipient of the 2016-17 SPA Studio Residency. On display in SPA's second floor gallery.

Opening Reception: Fri., September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Exhibit Dates: September 19 – November 4, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am–5pm, Sat: noon–4pm

Address: 201 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

For more info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com / call: 802-479-7069

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Oct
6
2017
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Nov
18
2017

Show 21 at The Front

Show 21 at The Front Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

SHOW 21 is the latest group exhibition of the collective gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. n addition, the Front will present work by guest artist Alisa Dworsky whose creative work includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and architecture. In her installation work, Alisa explores how force and rhythm are communicated in the human body and in human built structures. Gallery hours are Friday 5 - 8 PM, Sat 11 AM-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists are also available for sale. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 10/6/17 5:00pm - 11/18/17 8:00pm
Location: The Front, Montpelier
Sep
28
2017
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Nov
30
2017

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran
Description:

Three evenings of poetry process tutelage! Start with baby ideas & brainstorms. Write a working poem draft. Try it out on a thoughtful, encouraging group of fellow poets. All abilities welcome.

Sept. 28, Oct. 26, & Nov. 30
Free, but please register at the adult circulation desk by calling 802 223-3338. Limit of 12 people.

Time: 9/28/17 6:30pm - 11/30/17 8:00pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Sep
5
2017
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Dec
10
2017

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick Vermont Arts 2017
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This exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of History of Art Carrie Anderson and her students, tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. The eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture comes from the generous gifts of Impressionist scholar and alumnus Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick.

Time: 9/5/17 10:00am - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Oct
4
2017
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Dec
29
2017

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo

PRIMEVAL PIGMENTS – Original Artwork from Wildcrafted Media by Nick Neddo Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Neddo expresses his personal vision using Stone Age technology (or primitive skills) to create works of wild-crafted fine art; making every part of his creations utilizing fibers, furs, berries, beeswax, mud, sticks, and stones to create the tools of his creative process—paintbrushes, ink, charcoal, paint, papers, and pens. The amazing works themselves are also crafted from homemade paints, inks, charcoals, and papers. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
4
2017
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Dec
29
2017

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney

GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND – Paintings by Craig Mooney Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This exhibit provides the viewer with a welcome escape to far-off environments. Here you will travel into the artist’s expansive pastures, cities, and seascapes that explode with color and light. An opening reception as well as Montpelier Art Walk will be held Friday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

Time: 10/4/17 8:00am - 12/29/17 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jun
13
2017
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Jan
13
2018

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents an exhibit of 20 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book authors/artists. Their paintings, illustrations, and photographs, as well as books that feature their artworks will be scattered throughout the museum to be enjoyed by visiting children and adults. Author readings, presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities are being planned throughout the run of the exhibit.

Included in the exhibit are works by Jim Arnosky, Mary Azarian, Harry Bliss, Janet Hayward Burnham, Jason Chin, Eileen Christelow, John and Jennifer Churchman, Sarah Dillard, Deirdre Gill, Thacher Hurd, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, Peter Lourie, Tracey Campbell Pearson, Jan Reynolds, Phoebe Stone, Ashley Wolff, Tami Crupi Zeman, Bruce Zeman, Jr.

The many authors and artists vary in age, background, experience, and style, but all have chosen to live in Vermont, finding inspiration from the state’s landscape, agriculture, village life, and friendly neighbors. They also draw inspiration from their own childhood memories, as well as more recent experiences with their children and grandchildren. A child’s imagination is limitless and these artists/authors perfectly capture the whimsy of possibility. Their colorful and creative works will captivate visitors of all ages.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 1/13/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury