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Friday, October 13, 2017

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Oct
13
2017

Opening of Five New Exhibits

Opening of Five New Exhibits
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Opening of Five New Exhibits
October 13, Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center celebrates the opening of five new exhibits, including a group show, Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art, Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha, The Scarf: Joan O’Beirne, In-Sight Exposed, Your Space: Flights of Fancy.

This event is open to museum members. Not a member? Join today!
For more information: Visit our website to become a member http://www.brattleboromuseum.org/support-bmac/membership-and-annual-giving/, or contact Erin Jenkins at 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Time: 10/13/17 5:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Oct
13
2017

Scott Ainslie in concert

Scott Ainslie in concert
Description:

“Scott is the kind of musician they don’t make anymore, in the mold of the late Pete Seeger – unpretentious, dead serious about his craft, dedicated to preserving traditional American music and instruments... and so versatile he can make you weep one moment over the story of a dying steel town…and snicker appreciatively the next at a driving Mississippi blue song full of earthy innuendo.” - Pamela Constable, the Washington Post. $10 Admission includes great refreshments. Doors open at 6:30. BYOB. Cafe atmosphere.

Time: 10/13/17 7:00pm
Location: Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street, Wardsboro
Sep
29
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, this is the poignant and funny conclusion of Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy. Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing, while coping with their parents’ messy and gut-wrenching split. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the rest of the family is upset to hear a comedic rendition of their own trials and tribulations. How will Eugene and his brother balance their loyalties to their family and to their art?

Evening performances Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30

Matinees Thursday & Sunday at 2 pm

And Saturday Sept. 30th at 2 pm

Time: 9/29/17 7:30pm - 10/15/17 4:00pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street, Bennington
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
Sep
22
2017
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Oct
21
2017

Local Color

Local Color Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

ArtisTree Gallery invites you to visit our annual display of Local Color through the work of local artists. Acknowledge the season and celebrate color while supporting local creativity in what has become a perennial favorite among ArtisTree's exhibits.

Exhibit Dates: September 22nd - October 21

Time: 9/22/17 11:00am - 10/21/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret
Oct
6
2017
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Oct
22
2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Welcome to the 1958 Springfield High School prom! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion. With over 30 classic hits from the 50s and 60s including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party!” The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical trip down memory lane.

Direction and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa

Time: 10/6/17 7:30pm - 10/22/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
20
2017
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Oct
26
2017

A Doll's House

A Doll's House Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, argued that everyone, man or woman, had a right to be who they wanted to be. In A Doll’s House, protagonist Nora epitomizes struggles against the constraints of social conformity as she confronts her identity and the state of her marriage. Though Ibsen was writing in the 19th century, his masterpiece remains just as relevant as when it was written. As Mark Lawson writes, “Our culture is in moral chaos, with inquiries, trials, and debates agonizing over what we should think about politics, money, journalism, medicine, and sex, themes to which Ibsen…urgently returned.” – The Guardian

Location: The Northern Stage, White River Junction
Aug
25
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection

Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

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
Oct
5
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Robert Frost: This Verse Business

Robert Frost: This Verse Business Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

For nearly fifty years, Robert Frost “barded” around the country with his poetry, dry wit, and “promises to keep,” performing some of the greatest verse in the English canon and sharing his “wild surmises” on religion, science, poetic form, whatever was on his mind. Starring Emmy winning and Tony nominated actor Gordon Clapp, A.M. Dolan's This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also a personal view of Frost at his cabin.

Please call the box office at (802) 296-7000 or email boxoffice@northernstage.org for tickets or more information.

Time: 10/5/17 7:30pm - 10/28/17 9:30pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
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
Description:

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
Sep
16
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Fall Solo Shows

Fall Solo Shows
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Oct
9
2017
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Nov
8
2017

The Crackerjack Art Of Chuck Welch Networks and The FeMail XX Conspiracy

The Crackerjack Art Of Chuck Welch Networks and The FeMail XX Conspiracy Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Gala Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-8 p.m. at the Christine Price Gallery. Refreshments will be served!

Entitled "The Crackerjack Art Of Chuck Welch Networks The FeMail XX Conspiracy", this exhibition came together when Tara Verheide (aka Sinclair Scripa) invited Chuck Welch (aka The Cracker Jack Kid) to collaborate with her on a show that would feature what is often referred to as "NetWork Art", or art that is done in correspondence with one or more other artists. Welch, or 'Cracker' agreed, and it was decided he would contribute artwork created over years of 'networking", while Verheide or ‘Sinclair’ would provide a current survey of many NetWorker's artworks. Verheide would focus especially on pieces recently mailed to her from hundreds of artists, in over 20 countries, on the topics of Women as Scientific Artists and Networked Art as a Global Conspiracy. Together, Welch and Verheide have put together a stunning array of works, full of sharp contrasts and light commentary. Virtually every size, media, and approach to subjects and materials can be seen, from digital projects, writings and zines, to sound art, mailed art, poetry and performance art. Though seemingly unrelated, the thoughtful person will note the common thread: attitude; the attitude that daily life with its chance, spontaneous, personal, political, material and perfectly absurd offerings, is a place from which art can be practiced and shared via NetWorks. And for all that, Networked Art may be more interesting, free and significant than art made under the constraints of judgement and commodification. If there is a Networker Global Conspiracy it is this: art can be made by whoever, whenever and however the means are available. Just make sure and share it!

Time: 10/9/17 8:00am - 11/8/17 4:30pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Castleton University, 45 Alumni Dr., Castleton
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
Sep
17
2017
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Dec
28
2017

A Peek At Pastels

A Peek At Pastels
Description:

A Peek at Pastels is juried show containing a collection of 30 paintings by several pastel artists around New England.
Claudia Post (www.ClaudiaPost.com) and Daryl Storrs (https://www.darylstorrs.com/) juried the show.
Doug Dawson (http://www.dougdawsonartist.com/) judged the show.
There will be a reception on Friday, November 3rd, from 5-7 p.m

Time: 9/17/17 12:00am - 12/28/17 12:00am
Location: Hotel Coolidge, 39 S Main St., White River Junction
Oct
2
2017
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Mar
30
2018

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Castleton University Art Galleries are excited to share "Living With The Earth," three collections of paintings by Joan Curtis, at Rutland City Hall. The Sunken Treasures group was engendered by abstracted still-life studies from Joan’s sculptures, which in turn suggest under-the-sea imagery. The panel group At One with Nature’s Wiles refers to humans living with dramatic changes in the world of nature. The Peaceable Kingdom series expresses the hope that we can continue to live with the wild animals of the Earth. All three collections were created between 2008 and 2015.

Time: 10/2/17 8:30am - 3/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland