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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Sep
13
2017

Vermont Arts Council Board Meeting

Vermont Arts Council Board Meeting
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council will hold a meeting with its board of trustees to discuss strategic planning and other topics.

Time: 9/13/17 11:15am - 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, 35 Main Street, Saxtons River
Sep
13
2017

The Art of Making Dances (Not About Ferguson)

The Art of Making Dances (Not About Ferguson) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Dance performed by Kweku Bransah

The Art of Making Dances (Not About Ferguson) is a response to the Black Lives Matter movement and to the violence against African American men in 2016. It asks: what can artists do to respond to violence and injustice? How can participating in art be a meaningful activity in a world in which black men are being shot in the streets? This dance uses 19th-century minstrelsy, ballet, modern dance, and hip hop for its movement palette and pairs it with the sounds from the violent police encounters with Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, and Eric Gardner. Choreographer Robin Prichard is an associate professor of dance at the University of Akron. Performer Kweku Bransah is a Chicago area hip hop/modern dancer and a recent graduate of the University of Akron.

Time: 9/13/17 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Marlboro College, Serkin Dance Studio, Marlboro
Aug
3
2017
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Sep
17
2017

"Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, Oils and Watercolors" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts

"Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, Oils and Watercolors" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2017
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On Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7pm at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT, the public is invited to the Opening Reception for "Oils and Watercolors", side by side solo exhibitions by MGFA founding artists Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings. The exhibit will continue through September 17, with an Artist Talk Saturday, August 15 at 5pm.

Petria Mitchell will be showing a selection of new oil paintings that continue her investigations in color and atmosphere. Her exploration of the ethereal world of light and ambience through the use of tonal gradation and converging lines are signature elements in her work. “Using nature as an initial reference point allows me to play with limitless possibilities while embracing a thorough appreciation for abstraction.”

Jim Giddings has begun to paint in his rebuilt studio, and his presentation will include new watercolors as well as salvaged, reworked or revisited oil paintings. For Giddings, an exploration of the richness of painted surfaces is an important aspect of his work, and he "continue[s] to believe that beauty lies in small things."

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

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8290
www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
W-M 11-5

Time: 8/3/17 5:00pm - 9/17/17 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Sep
1
2017
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Sep
26
2017

Presence: The Human Form

Presence: The Human Form
Description:

Green Mountain College’s Feick Art Center is pleased to present the sculpture, paintings, and drawings of Kerry O. Furlani and Richard Weis. The artists share a love for the human figure, seeing the human form as the starting point for exploring deeper expressive concerns.

Furlani’s stone, wood, and plaster works are elegant statements; sensitive understandings of the way the unique qualities of the materials can be developed to make solid statements about what it is to be human. Her early training of working directly from the figure has provided a strong foundation for working in a more imaginative way, “the starting point beginning from an irrepressible desire to make…forms that stir with life. “

Furlani’s work is complemented by Richard Weis’s bright, dynamic paintings and figure studies, integrating line, form and color in ways that allow the viewer multiple avenues from which they can explore the idea of humanity. Weis’s “works in this exhibition are artifacts of an exploration of the human form and spirit. They represent an effort to examine what it is to be human in ways not readily visible in the observable world.”

Kerry O. Furlani studied at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture, in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Richard Weis is a Green Mountain College professor emeritus with a long career exhibiting his work and teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Both artists have studios in the Journal Press Building at 188 Main Street in Poultney, Vermont.

Time: 9/1/17 5:00am - 9/26/17 5:00am
Location: The Feick Arts Center, Poultney
Aug
28
2017
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Sep
29
2017

Water, Water...

Water, Water... Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Entitled “WATER, WATER. . .” The Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University will feature this exhibition of artist Ruth Hamilton's work from Aug. 28 - Sep. 29, with an Artist's Reception scheduled for Friday, September 8 from 5-7 p.m.

This exhibition is about, and inspired by, water. The encompassing work varies in materials, from oil paintings to mixed media constructions, and includes excerpts of poems the artist has found inspiring. Experiencing visual art and the sound of words together has always fascinated Hamilton. She finds the practice of combining the two enriching.

The Christine Price Gallery
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University
45 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT
Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Time: 8/28/17 8:00am - 9/29/17 4:30pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
Jul
18
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper

Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper Vermont Arts 2017
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Large paintings on paper, some measuring 60” x 85”, represent Patrick Dunfey’s latest work, created in 2017. The paintings are made on hot press watercolor paper using tempera and pigmented gesso. This dynamic new work in flat planes of saturated color alters perspective, exposing water and wood in unusual relationships. Shredded trees along a rushing stream, a lone dock on a still lake, a cabin door with a thin stream of light— in this expanded scale these dominant images might jar long-forgotten memories; mysterious evocations. Also included in this exhibition are small, framed paintings on linen.
A New Hampshire native, Dunfey received his BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1981. He has lived in Hanover, NH since 1985, and is Head of Exhibitions Design and Planning at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth.

Time: 7/18/17 10:00am - 9/30/17 12:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Aug
19
2017
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Sep
30
2017

AFINIDAD/AFFINITY

AFINIDAD/AFFINITY Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

In AFINIDAD / AFFINITY, Peruvian artist Persi Narvaez fuses a series of different themes together to be aligned with his identity and the Universe. His work is a reaffirmation of his identity as a social and spiritual human being. This exhibition will run from Aug. 19 - Sep. 30, 2017 at the Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland, with an Artist's Reception scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m.

In his abstract works Narvaez represents life as a process of evolution into a spiritual form using Pre- Columbian symbols to create a sublime space as if from another world. His Pre-Columbian works merge traditional symbols with images of modern society. This reflects Narvaez's needs to affirm his roots without losing sight of his reality in the contemporary world. In his Architecture works he show us his history and his spiritual path, making protagonists of the old houses, churches, and balconies from Lima and other places he belongs, while the elements he arranges in his Still Life works tell us the story of our quotidian life.

Narvaez shows us that each part of the world we live with needs to be aligned with the other to reach the harmony we need to live in. He manages to translate the daily, mundane, and traditional into a kind of mystical splendor.

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En AFINIDAD / AFFINITY Persi Narvaez fusiona una serie de diferentes temas juntos para alinearse con su identidad y el Universo. Su trabajo es una reafirmación de su identidad como ser humano social y espiritual.

En sus obras abstractas Narváez representa la vida como proceso de evolución en una forma espiritual, usando símbolos precolombinos para crear un espacio sublime como si fuera de otro mundo. En sus obras precolombinas fusiona los símbolos tradicionales con las imágenes de la sociedad moderna. Esto refleja las necesidades de Narváez de afirmar sus raíces sin perder de vista su realidad en el mundo contemporáneo. En sus obras de Arquitectura nos muestra su historia y su camino espiritual, haciendo protagonistas a las antiguas casas, iglesias y balcones de Lima y otros lugares a los que pertenece. En su Naturaleza Muerta los elementos que él organiza nos cuentan la historia de nuestra vida cotidiana.

Narváez nos muestra que cada parte del mundo con la que vivimos necesita estar alineada con la otra para alcanzar la armonía que necesitamos vivir. Él logra traducir lo cotidiano, lo mundano y lo tradicional en una especie de esplendor místico.

Time: 8/19/17 11:00am - 9/30/17 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Aug
19
2017
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Sep
30
2017

Passages and Moorings: Three Journeys

Passages and Moorings: Three Journeys Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The newest collection of work at the CU Bank Gallery comes from three Vermont Artists, representing three distinct artistic journeys. The works encompass a variety of styles and mediums, including figurative ceramic sculpture, acrylics and ink, and mixed media. This exhibition will run from Aug. 19 - Sep. 30, 2017.

An Artist's Reception is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m.This reception will be held in conjunction with a reception at the Castleton Downtown Gallery for Persi Narvaez, the artist featured in "Afinidad/Affinity." Come out and visit both galleries, meet all the artists and enjoy two very different exhibitions in one evening!

THE CU BANK GALLERY
104 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT
(The corner of Center St. and Merchants Row, green marble facade)
Wednesday - Saturday ~ 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Time: 8/19/17 12:00pm - 9/30/17 6:00pm
Location: The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
Sep
9
2017
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Oct
1
2017

The Global Postal Art Show

The Global Postal Art Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

This multi-national art exhibit will feature the work of over 200 artists whom have mailed in artwork from over 20 countries. The show will be prolific, taking up all 3 spacious galleries of what was a historic, stone church, now the art center, located at 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT. The work ranges in style, media and size, from large posters, paintings and collages, to smaller, assembages, assembling boxes, artist books, documents, zines, altered photos, dada-objects, flux-boxes, flux-scores, original post-cards etc., to unique rubber-stampings and artistamps!

Time: 9/9/17 5:00pm - 10/1/17 5:30pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
Jun
23
2017
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Oct
8
2017

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

At the Brattleboro Museum (BMAC) for the Spring /Summer Series of Exhibits: June 23 - October 8
Mary Admasian: Site specific outdoor sculpture titled "Weighted Tears" and interior exhibit "Boundaries, Balance and Confinement" other artist featured at the museum: Wolf Kahn: "Density & Transparency", Nathalie Miebach: Lost Porches, Barbara Garber "Free Fall, William Chambers: "Spaceship of Dreams" and The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Time: 6/23/17 5:30pm - 10/8/17 8:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
16
2017

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Fantastic Wantastiquet is a new 'umbrella' festival covering Windham County and the immediate tri-state area, including Cheshire County NH and Franklin County MA. Most activities are concentrated in and around the Brattleboro area, but we explicitly embrace and publicize all arts and cultural activities in the larger area, particularly in the West River (Wantastiquet) valley watershed. The name 'Fantastic Wantastiquet' re-claims the original Abenaki name for the West River -- Wantastiquet -- and the larger Festival embraces traditional arts and cultural forms. In this inaugural year, the Festival is taking on special significance because Brattleboro has decided to embrace the Indigenous Peoples Day initiative in place of the National Columbus Day holiday weekend.

Location: Windham County, Vermont, Brattleboro
Aug
25
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection Vermont Arts 2017
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Susan Bull Riley’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world, which was hers to explore as she grew up in a family that spent as much time outdoors as in. “Natural Affection” reflects three facets of her work: a love of botanical watercolor, a bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release, via art, the intensity of her affection for the landscapes of her native state. The exhibit runs from August 25 through October 28, with an opening reception on Friday, August 25 from 5:00-7:00.

Time: 8/25/17 10:00am - 10/28/17 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
Jul
8
2017
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Oct
29
2017

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) Vermont Arts 2017
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Please join us for the 20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)! One of the area's longest running consecutive art exhibitions, this year's iteration will feature an array of different media, and eclectic styles of sculpture spread over the Vermont Arts Exchange campus and surrounding areas. This year's show will feature works by over thirty nationally recognized, as well as local area artists. Local band "Ransom Notes" will be playing the opening event July 8th, 4-8 PM, with food and drinks provided by Harvest Brewing. We hope to see you there!

Location: Vermont Arts Exchange and surrounding locations, North Bennington
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) celebrates Vermont's colorful scenery with a new exhibit of paintings and pastels by Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet. The show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape" runs September 1 through October 31. Opening reception is Friday, September 8, 5-7pm at the BAG, 7 Center Street, Brandon.

Rollet, who attended the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, moved to Vermont in 1983, and became captivated by the diversity of the landscape. As she describes it, "From mountains to meadows to farm fields and woodlands, the characteristics of the Vermont landscape are no different than the individual features of its citizens. The beauty of the countryside forming its profile and features is the essence of what I hope to portray in my work.”

Working in oils and pastels, Rollet paints in plein air when the weather allows. "The long winter months of Vermont drive me indoors," she concedes, "but on location color studies, notes and photographs allow me to complete pieces more comfortably in my studio."

The recipient of several awards for her work, Rollet is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, and International Association of Pastel Societies.

The BAG welcomes the public to the opening reception for Norma Jean Rollet's show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape” on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman
Description:

Ready. Fire! Aim. is a joint exhibition that will take place at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont (6 May – 26 November 2017) and at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont (21 April – 9 July 2017). Inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art collecting philosophy, this group show explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking. Using the creative process as a point of departure, Ready. Fire! Aim. brings together artworks addressing issues of violence and decay, gestural abstraction and linear precision, as well as the sensible and the absurd. BCA Center’s presentation will include work by six emerging to nationally recognized Vermont-based artists, while the Hall Art Foundation’s presentation will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by internationally recognized contemporary artists. The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

 

 

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 6 May – 26 November 2017. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros", which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. (Pictured: Nicole Eisenman's "Little Shaver" 2005). The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

David Shrigley

David Shrigley
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by British artist David Shrigley, to be held from 6 May – 26 November 2017 in its newly opened visitor center, which expands the Foundation’s campus of converted galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately twenty-five works including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture from the Hall Collection will be on view. Shrigley is best known for a distinctive and deceptively simple drawing style and for creating works that satirize contemporary society and everyday life. By engaging his audience with humor, Shrigley’s work appears light-hearted while tackling serious and universal issues like death, love and war. The Hall Art Foundationis open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 1:00pm - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Sep
2
2017
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Nov
30
2017

LandARTLab 2017

LandARTLab 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

LandARTLab 2017 opens on Sept 2 at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Bring a picnic, walk the land, enjoy sculpture and a performance.

LandARTLab is an exhibition of site-specific works by 17 artists. Participating artists in 2017 include: Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nira Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Mary Admasian, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, and Jamie Townsend.

At 5 pm, on Sept. 2 at 5pm, choreographers Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz-Pullman will present the new work "Passing," performed by the 7 dancers and 2 musicians of the Passing Project. "Passing" features a large wooden and knotless netted linen set by Otto Pierce and Tracy Penfield.

LandARTLab is an extension of SculptureFest (Woodstock, VT), and is based at King Farm (Vermont Land Trust). The two locations are connected by a walking trail.

IMPORTANT - PARKING is at King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock, VT. Please note: no parking on Prosper Road.

Time: 9/2/17 4:00pm - 11/30/17 4:00pm
Location: King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock