Amaryllis: Vermont’s Early Voice presents their holiday concert, IN TERRA PAX: 15th- and 16th-Century Motets, Sunday, December 8, 2:00 p.m., at the United Church of Lincoln, in the center of the village of Lincoln. The singers will perform William Byrd’s 4-Part Mass, plus motets for the season by Dufay, Josquin, Morales, Palestrina and others. Amaryllis is a small, a capella vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of medieval and renaissance music. The group is based in Middlebury and directed by Susanne Peck. Suggested donation $15
United Church of Lincoln, Lincoln
American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Directed by James Mangold.
12/8/19 3:00pm - 5:32pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
’Tis the Season! Immerse yourself in the revels of the Renaissance at Bella Voce’s festive holiday concert featuring the music of special guest artists, the Champlain Consort, a talented ensemble of early music instrumentalists including recorders, reeds, percussion and a sackbut or two! This phenomenal women’s chorus – winner of Seven Daysies “Best Choral Ensemble in Vermont” for 2018 and 2019 – under the skillful baton of Artistic Director Dawn Willis, will guide you on a journey of holiday music through the ages – from early-renaissance masterpieces by Monteverdi and Palestrina to traditional carols to contemporary holiday classics by Eric Whitacre and Eleanor Daley. A very merry celebration you won’t want to miss!
12/8/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm
McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester
Two highly accomplished jazz guitarists perform in a duo setting, performing jazz standards and classic compositions by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Dave Brubeck, and others. Cause TBD.
Draa Hobbs & John Stowell offer fresh interpretations of jazz standards and classic compositions by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Dave Brubeck, and others. In addition to their two-guitar improvisations on familiar songs, a unique feature or their shows is the presentation of obscure but beautiful Brazilian works by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim wrote over 400 compositions; but Americans have listened to the same half dozen repeatedly.
John Stowell is a world class guitarist with more than a dozen recordings under his own name. He travels the world over performing and conducting clinics in universities and conservatories. The Los Angeles Times says “Guitarist John Stowell’s style with standards is a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of jazz guitarist.”
Guitarist Draa Hobbs is well known throughout Southern New England for his performing and teaching. Over the years he has performed in clubs and concerts with the top players in the region as well as numerous internationally known musicians. He teaches at the Vermont Jazz Center, the Putney School, and Plymouth State University.
12/8/19 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artistree community arts center, South Pomfret
For this experiment in interdisciplinary learning, professors from across Middlebury’s curriculum have selected a diverse array of pieces from the museum’s collection. Visitors are invited to observe the reactions sparked when our “teaching laboratory” displays art supporting courses in religion, neuroscience, gender studies, political science, environmental studies, art history, biochemistry, and more.
9/3/19 10:00am - 12/8/19 5:00pm
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Cape Breton performers Anita MacDonald and Ben Miller are featured at the 27th annual Vermont International Festival, which will be held Friday, December 6 through Sunday December 8, at the Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15/Pearl Street in Essex Junction.
Renowned across Canada for their synergistic approach to traditional Scottish music, Anita MacDonald and Ben Miller blend Scottish Lowland pipes and Cape Breton fiddle, Gaelic song and step dance. Ben and Anita blend together the old and new world traditions while constantly exploring new ways to bring their instruments closer together. Their work has been hailed as “Playful, poignant and passionate, all at once” and “Fresh, yet totally traditional”.
The Vermont International Festival features multi-cultural music and dance on two stages over the weekend. In addition, over sixty booths will sell reasonably-priced, unique, imported handcrafts, brought here by artisans from all parts of the globe, as well as by Vermont vendors importing international merchandise. Another festival highlight is the delicious and affordable ethnic food available in the Food Court.
The Vermont International Festival will begin on Friday, December 6th with School Day, when busloads of children from all over Vermont experience world cultures firsthand and feel the excitement of having a passport stamped by all of the countries represented at this unique celebration.
Dates and hours for the Vermont International Festival are: Friday, December 6, 5pm-8pm; Saturday, December 7th, 10am-6pm; Sunday, December 8th, 10am- 5pm.
Tickets are on sale at the door: $10 for adults; $5 for children 6-12 years old; $5 for seniors (65+); $25 family pass; children under 6 are FREE. Admission is good for the entire.
For more information, go to Vermontinternationalfestival.com
12/6/19 10:00am - 12/8/19 5:00pm
Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction
In its 27th year, the Vermont International Festival will be held Friday, December 6 through Sunday December 8, at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Over sixty vendors, including new Vermonters as well as artisans coming from all parts of the globe, will sell reasonably-priced, unique, imported handcrafts including clothing, pottery, home décor, holiday decorations, instruments, carvings and jewelry. Another festival highlight is the delicious and affordable ethnic food available in the Food Court, including Congolese, Nepali, Italian, Chinese, Filipino, Argentinian, Austrian, Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Indian. And as you shop, eat or learn there will be non-stop multi-cultural music and dance on two stages.
12/6/19 5:00pm - 12/8/19 5:00pm
Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction
Small Works - Holiday Show 2019
Opening Reception Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm-7:30pm
An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!
Exhibit Dates: December 6-21st
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-4pm
Artistree Gallery, South Pomfret
Melanie Brotz presents 15 paintings - impressions of the landscapes and surroundings she experienced this fall on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Her body of work is part of a group show at the Flynn Dog gallery presented by Art Tribe - a collective of women artists in the Burlington area.
11/8/19 8:00am - 12/26/19 7:00pm
Flynn Dog Gallery 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington
The 2019 Chandler Holiday Artisans' Market offers a beautiful selection of fine art, crafts, and local products, presenting a variety of creative work that exemplifies the talent of area artisans and local food producers. It has earned a region-wide reputation as a rewarding place for holiday shopping among area residents and visitors alike. The Artisans Holiday Market offers shoppers the opportunity to show support for local independent businesses and artists, while also helping to raise funds for future programming and exhibits at Chandler.
For detailed information about hours, contact
11/21/19 6:00pm - 12/28/19 6:00pm
Chandler Gallery, Randolph
In 1991 Robert Mallory Klein, a world-traveled, retired diplomat living in Elmore, decided to paint the villages and hamlets of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom – over 100 in all. He spent many consecutive summers painting several views of each. His broad strokes of bold color, afforded by summer light and reminiscent of Hopper, portray routine places that one might otherwise take for granted. Klein painted ordinary scenes – the farmhouse, the local breakfast counter, patched roofs and leaning porches – and captured the lives of the people who lived there, however modest and humble. What remains are the enduring images of the towns and villages he loved. In a sense he documented a history of the Northeast Kingdom; many of the places have changed with the times; many remain the same, and some no longer exist.
11/1/19 12:00pm - 12/29/19 5:00pm
THE GALLERY: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
On display at The Museum of Everyday Life through the end of the year, “The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)" looks at the long human relationship to scissors. We’ll reveal the elegance of scissors design, and explore the myriad professional, creative, superstitious, violent and domestic uses of scissors throughout the ages. All kinds of scissors will be on display, in addition to our ever-expanding permanent collection of everyday life objects. The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8am-8pm, and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt. 16) in Glover, a short distance South of the Shadow Lake Rd. See www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details.
Museum of Everyday Life, Glover
The Front presents SHOW 36! Join us for the opening reception on December 6 during ArtWalk 4-8 pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! Gallery Hours: Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/6/19 4:00pm - 1/1/20 5:00pm
The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by Elliot Burg and Athena Tasiopoulos. The exhibit will run from November 5th, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception - November 7th - 5:00 - 7:00pm, Artist Talk - December 6th - 5:00pm
Elliot Burg is a freelance photographer from Middlesex, Vermont. In 2018, Elliot Burg traveled to Havana, Cuba, to capture portraits and photograph musicians and dancers in the streets playing music and moving their bodies to the rhythms of salsa and reggaetón.
Athena Petra Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. The artist creates surface texture, depth, and dimension by covering and inscribing paper and photographic collages with encaustic. By re-inventing antiquated portraits, Tasiopoulos allows her subjects to transcend the constraints of time and place.
11/5/19 12:00pm - 1/3/20 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”
11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm
Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
The Vermont Pastel Society ( VPS) is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1999 by award-winning artist Sean Dye. The purpose of VPS is to build and strengthen connections among pastel artists. VPS now has over 120 members and is open to all levels of pastel artists. The organization sponsors workshops and hosts both member and juried exhibitions in various locations around the state.
Recently, the organization has been divided up into six smaller groups, called “hubs” in order for members to get to know other nearby pastelists and to share in local activities, whether it is a workshop, an exhibit or just getting together to paint. The Montpelier area is called the Central Vermont Hub and boasts more than 35 members, fourteen of whom are exhibiting work in this show. We believe that the variety of subjects, styles, compositions and colors in these paintings demonstrate the versatility, the beauty and the brilliance of pastels.
We hope you love the medium of pastels just as much as we do!
For further information, please see: www.vermontpastelsociety.com
11/17/19 12:00pm - 1/11/20 12:00pm
THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin
Joel D. Barber, Swan, Havre de Grace, 1950. Watercolor and ink on paper, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of J. Watson, Jr., Harry H., and Samuel B. Webb. 1952-192.388. Photography by Andy Duback.
This monographic exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952). Featuring more than 100 decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors from Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection and archives, the exhibition will be organized into five thematic sections. The first section explores Barber’s introduction to the world of wildfowl decoys and his early collecting years. The next section focuses on the Art Deco-inspired watercolors he used to illustrate his groundbreaking first book Wild Fowl Decoys published in 1934. The third section chronicles his various attempts at trying to design the perfect “Modern” decoy, amalgams based on historical precedents found in his collection. The fourth section examines the numerous ways Barber exhibited his collection publicly to shine a spotlight on decoys, including: duck shows, art exhibitions, and the establishment of the world’s first decoy museum in 1947. Using existing watercolor portraits and measured drawings, the fifth and final section pieces together Barber’s unfinished second book The Decoys of North America, an ambitious project that consumed the final three years of his life.
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Catamount Arts is pleased to announce its fifth annual juried show, “Arts Connect at Catamount Arts,” which will be on view in the Catamount Arts Galleries from November 23 through January 24. Juried by Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Associate Curator at the Shelburne Museum, this exhibition offers area residents an opportunity to view outstanding work by emerging and established member artists. An opening reception for artists, family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 4-6 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Katie Wood Kirchhoff is associate curator at Shelburne Museum where she explores the museum’s historic collections in such varied exhibitions as “Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds,” “Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects,” and “Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography.” A graduate of Smith College and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Kirchhoff received her PhD from the University of Delaware and worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate before her arrival at the Shelburne Museum. She is currently working on “Eyesight & Insight: A Lens on American Art” as part of the Vermont Curators Group’s 2020 Vision Project.
For more information about “Arts Connect at Catamount Arts,” on view from November 23rd to January 24th, or to learn more about the galleries at Catamount Arts, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.
11/23/19 4:00pm - 1/24/20 12:00pm
Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography celebrates the work of 14 international and national contemporary artists who use the darkroom as a type of laboratory and find inspiration in the vast array of 19th-century photographic processes, from daguerreotypes to photograms. Experimenting with the mutable medium of photography and employing a variety of materials—from cyanotype dresses made of tamale wrappers to a three-dimensional shelter displaying tintype portraits—these artists depict familiar subjects of landscapes, portraiture, and still life through a contemporary lens.
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Ages 18+ | Movement and dance education workshop
Immerse yourself in this two-day intensive course on the DEL Model of Dance Education: Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), collaborative dance making, lesson planning, human development, strategies for effective teaching, and linking dance to curriculum for children and teenagers.
Dates & Location
October 19-20, 2019 | Perles Family Studio
January 25-26, 2020 | Perles Family Studio
DEL Essentials Dance for Social Change examines varied approaches for empowering dancers and dance educators as advocates for social change. *Prior experience in DEL workshops and courses highly recommended as a prerequisite for participation.
March 14-15, 2020 | Perles Family Studio
$290 with housing*/$240 without; includes workshop & training, meals, and Jacob’s Pillow programming. Please review the refund policy. Need financial support? Generous scholarships are available.
Housing is located on the Jacob’s Pillow campus, a 3-minute walking distance from the workshop location. On-site housing Pillow provides single rooms, co-ed bathrooms, and common areas that include a small kitchenette.
REGISTER HERE https://jacobspillowdance.formstack.com/forms/jpdel
Concepts & Content
Overview of the DEL Model
Rationale for Dance Education for children & teens
History of Rudolph Laban
Applied Laban Movement Analysis (body, effort, space, relationship) Movement Sentence
Choreography & LMA
DEL Lesson Plan format
Making connections to other disciplines
Developmental benchmarks of children and teens
Effective teaching strategies
10/19/19 10:00am - 3/15/20 5:00pm
Jacob's Pillow, Outside Vermont