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Jan
21
2019

The Snow Queen Auditions

The Snow Queen Auditions
Description:

THE SNOW QUEEN Audition

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of THE SNOW QUEEN on Monday, January 21 at the Dorset Playhouse from 4-6. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Students, ages Kindergarten through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.

THE SNOW QUEEN will be presented on Saturday, January 26 at 2 and 7 pm.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency is brought to you by The Dorset Players with support from The Berkshire Bank, The Vermont Country Store and Sheila Childs. We would also like to thank The Stewart’s Shops for their generous grant.

For more information, contact The Dorset Players Business Office, Monday-Friday, 10-2, by phone (802-867-5570) or email (info@dorsetplayers.org).

Time: 1/21/19 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: The Dorset Playhouse, Dorset
Jan
7
2019
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Jan
25
2019

January Afterschool Arts Intensive: With visiting artist, Eliza Amber

January Afterschool Arts Intensive: With visiting artist, Eliza Amber
Description:

Students grade 5 through 8 are invited to attend a FREE three week arts intensive lead by visiting artist Eliza Amber and SafeArt's Afterschool Youth facilitator, Zoë Boucher.

Explore new art forms from potato printmaking to found art sculpture to performance art and more!

Middle school students are invited to come esplore the art world regardless of experience. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED as well as afterschool snacks. Come to some classes or all!

The intensive will end with a Gallery Opening at SafeArt on January 25th, 6-8pm to display new works.

Time: 1/7/19 3:00pm - 1/25/19 4:30pm
Location: SafeArt, Chelsea
Dec
7
2018
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Jan
31
2019

Glen Coburn Hutcheson, Art Exhibition, Artist Talk, 6:30pm

Glen Coburn Hutcheson, Art Exhibition, Artist Talk, 6:30pm
Description:

Glen Coburn Hutcheson presents LEFT at Local 64.

“I aim for straight but often hit squiggly” is no trick of a left hand at play with paint and pencil. In fact memory and experience on his surfaces collude in extended strokes of color like a sonic algorithm that link sky to earth, trees to form, movement to resolve.
"I don't believe in a break between de Kooning, Morisot, and Rembrandt. Ideas and traditions continue like the branches of a tree growing alongside each other. So Cubism isn't over, nor is Dutch Realism."

Time: 12/7/18 4:00pm - 1/31/19 3:00pm
Location: Local 64, 43 State St, #2, Montpelier
Jan
1
2019
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Jan
31
2019

Art in the Cafe at Hunger Mountain Co-op

Art in the Cafe at Hunger Mountain Co-op
Description:

Hunger Mountain Co-op's Art in the Café program supports local artists by showcasing the work of our member-owners and staff in our café seating area. Our family-friendly, month-long local art exhibits are geared toward creating a pleasant dining experience for café customers.

As our Art in the Café artist, your work will hang in our bustling café, which is typically filled to capacity during the lunch and dinner hours while remaining very busy at most other times. You will receive month-long highlighting from the Co-op, including a feature on our “Local Focus” blog as well as a separate blog page featuring you and your work, along with posts on the Co-op’s social networking platforms (over 9,500 fans on Facebook, nearly 3,500 Twitter followers & just over 1.5K on Instagram).

We are looking for exhibitors for 2019, starting in January! Please email info@hungermountain.coop for an application if you are interested!

Time: 1/1/19 8:00am - 1/31/19 8:00pm
Location: 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier
Jan
4
2019
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Feb
1
2019

Endangered Alphabets - Works by Tim Brookes

Endangered Alphabets - Works by Tim Brookes
Description:

Hand-carved texts on Vermont curly maple in writing whose very letters face extinction. The crafted carvings, of Vermont writer/artist Tim Brookes, bring together elements of calligraphy, woodwork, linguistics, anthropology and human rights to address a question that is rarely asked, but directly affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide: what happens when a culture loses its alphabet?

Artist Talk/ Reception
Thursday, January 17 4:00 – 6:00pm – State House Cafeteria
Talk 4:30 to 5:15pm Tim Brookes and Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman

Time: 1/4/19 8:00am - 2/1/19 5:00pm
Location: Vermont State House Cafeteria, Montpelier
Jan
7
2019
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Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

Where Would We Bee?

Without ART in our lives…
Without CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
Without NATURE and a Climate that sustains us…
Without FRIENDSHIP…
Without EACH OTHER…
Without BEES?

Where would we BEE brings together the art of encaustic painting and the crafting of gourds.
Colleen Grout and Kim Grall are united in their inspiration derived from nature and revel in the singular entity that connects their very different mediums…The Honeybee.

Colleen’s encaustic medium is predominately beeswax and Kim’s gourds depend heavily on Bees to pollinate the flowers that produce the variety of gourds she uses in her work.

Colleen Grout
Colleen Grout earned her BA in Art Education from Salem State University and her MEd in Education from Antioch University. She has been working in Art Education since 1977, teaching first at the Landmark School in Beverly Massachusetts. Upon moving to Westminster Vermont with her husband and two small children in 1985 she began teaching in the WNESU District in Grafton, Bellows Falls, Westminster and currently at the Saxtons River Elementary School. She shares both her acrylic and encaustic art work each summer at the Diamond Cove Art Gallery in Portland Maine. Her open studio and encaustic work has been part of the annual Putney Craft Tour, which is the longest running craft tour in the country. She is pleased to share her new works at the Main Street Arts Gallery, having only shared the work of her students on many other occasions.

"I have been an art educator for the past 30 years passionately working to inspire children on their journey within art discovery. I spend each summer painting on the coast of Maine, primarily in acrylics. Five years ago I discovered the joy of working in Encaustics. I know melting hot bees wax and fusing it to the surface of the support brings back the child within me. The word Encaustic is taken from the Greek word “encaustikos” and it means, “to burn in.” The fun begins as I relinquish an element of control because the wax has a mind of its own. I love the luminous translucency, the thickness of the medium and the ability to add texture in so many forms. Encaustic painting techniques are described as early as the first century AD by Roman authors. It has enjoyed a renewal of popularity recently and I add myself to the list of artists who have discovered the transformative ability this medium has to offer. I wish for my work to capture a colorful moment in time and help acknowledge that everything in life is temporary."
Kim Grall
I am a multi media artist with a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of Utah. I work with many mediums in many disciplines as diverse as fiber, digital photography and printmaking as well as painting, drawing and collage. I bring my background in fine art to working with gourds grown on my property, indulging my fancy for found objects, needlework and carving. Presently I am a member of the Putney Craft Tour.

People often ask how I got started with gourds and I say serendipity played a major role. I was ordering my garden seeds one year and saw hard shell gourd seeds for sale, ordered some and got hooked. Most of my life I lived in the woods, but now living along the river in full sun, I can grow very large gourds as well as a variety of other sizes.

There are so many things I love about working with gourds; from the numerous objects you can make with them to the unlimited mediums you can apply to them. But mostly I love their long history with people. They are found on almost every continent and have benefited civilizations and cultures through the centuries. When working with a gourd I can’t help but feel that connection to another time, to another place and especially to our planet Earth.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
12
2019
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Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Jan
18
2019
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Feb
28
2019

Artists to Watch 2019

Artists to Watch 2019
Description:

Artist to Watch 2019, a collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Art Guide, features the work of ten artists selected by Vermont curators. From Jeremy, by andrew Frost, a haunting black and white photograph to Swimmers, by Hasso Ewing, floating on the ceiling, the exhibit highlights the broad spectrum of work being created by artists in Vermont. The artists are:  Sarah Amos, Clark Derbes, Hasso Ewing, Andrew Frost, Sally Gil, Sean Hunter Williams, Elizabeth, Andrew Orr, Rhonda Ratray, and Jackson Tupper.

Time: 1/18/19 5:00pm - 2/28/19 5:00pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Jan
3
2019
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Mar
28
2019

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young
Description:

Fellow Travelers showcases powerful large-scale oil paintings with narratives that reach deep into the human condition and their environments. Opening reception January 3, 4:00-7:00 PM.
Montpelier Art Walk, February 1, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 1/3/19 8:00am - 3/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier