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Jun
23
2018

Opening Day at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, "Jazz in the Meadows"

Opening Day at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, "Jazz in the Meadows" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This June 23rd, at 2 pm, please join us for our season's opening celebration at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park! Our theme this season is “Voyage and Adventure: pushing and crossing boundaries.”

To shape our inquiry into the processes of finding new areas of imaginative exploration, we metaphorically cast artists and scientists as adventuresome travelers and the paths that their work takes, a journey. Each presenter this season has devoted years to such journeying — in a studio, a laboratory, a writing room, behind a camera, — crossing boundaries and blending disciplines as their work and thought developed. At CHSP we are fascinated by what their journeys can reveal about stepping into the unknown and learning to see anew.

“Jazz in the Meadows” features saxophonists Chris Peterman and Luke Laplant. Improvisational music is an adventure of discovery in melody. In keeping with the grand opening's theme of voyage and adventure, tenor saxophonist Christopher Peterman and baritone saxophonist Luke Laplant will improvise a spontaneous musical dialog across the landscape of the sculpture park.

Christopher Peterman plays tenor and soprano saxophones, as well as EWI wind synthesizer. A gifted musician, Chris is a MENSA member, and is a highly skilled, certified computer network engineer. Chris graduated from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, in 1989. Chris has played with the finest groups in the region and the national scene with artists such as: The Neville Brothers, Phish, Joe Henderson, John Scofield, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean, Dave Brubeck, and the Tenor Summit featuring Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and Chris Potter.

Luke Laplant is a native of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom and currently resides in Connecticut. A gifted baritone saxophonist, Luke enjoys spotlighting the baritone's versatility beyond its more common role at the low end of a horn section. Luke is an open book to playing all musical genres and improvised music. He performs and records with a number of ensembles in both Vermont and Connecticut, including: Kat Wright, The Chad Hollister Band, Robinson Morse's "Sound of Mind", and Hartford's "West End Blend".

Location: 4280 Boston Post Road, Enosburg Falls
Jun
23
2018

Artist's Reception for Personal Perspective

Artist's Reception for Personal Perspective
Description:

Darkroom Gallery will host a reception to recognize the photographers whose work was selected by juror Saul Robbins for display in our Personal Perspective exhibition. Although participants in the exhibit come from many states as well as places across the world, among the 42 images being shown are two by Burlington photographers and several others by photographers from New England. The event is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone to come out to help support the arts in Vermont!

Time: 6/23/18 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction
Jun
23
2018

Summer Revels Solstice Festival comes to ArtisTree!

Summer Revels Solstice Festival comes to ArtisTree! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Eat, Play and Dance with the Summer Revelers! 
Fun for the whole family! Summer Revelers will eat, chat, play, parade, dance, and be the audience for the culminating performance of our multi-generational Summer Revels Community Chorus as we celebrate the longest day of the year!

Food trucks, children's activities, entertainment and more! Includes roving performances with food vendors with a 60-90 min performance as the focal point of the gathering, ends with a bonfire and songs.
Gates open: 5pm

Kiss the Cow Ice Cream and VT Munchies will offer food.

Summer Revels Performance: 6:30pm
Suggested donation $5 individuals and $10 for families

Time: 6/23/18 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jun
23
2018

Jerry & Ed (Saturday Show)

Jerry & Ed (Saturday Show) Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

MAIN STAGE
Leave that blinker on and move into the not-so-fast lane at Garden Acres Retirement Community for the hilarious and heartwarming story of Jerry Atric (get it?) and his old buddy Ed Hascomb. Starring actor and playwright Steve Henderson as Jerry Atric, and Frank Aronson as J.T. Waite in a two-man show that celebrates friendships that stand the tests of time.

We’re also hosting a Sunday performance at 3:00 PM on July 29.

Time: 6/23/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jun
23
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Presents: the Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter

Oldcastle Theatre Presents: the Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Runs June 15 - 24
The Almost True & Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter
• The captivating novel by Herman Melville has been transformed into a rollicking play by Joe Bravaco and Larry Rosler. Join young Israel as he goes from a small New England town to the American Revolution to motherland England and back again. Along the way he meets historical figures, falls in love, fights the British, becomes a spy, escapes imminent death a few times and sings a few songs.

Time: 6/23/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Jun
23
2018

The Renee Dion Trio to perform at Brandon Music

The Renee Dion Trio to perform at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Renee Dion’s sound has evolved. From her days as a child building tents in her closet, writing poems by flashlight (which later became songs), to a soulful sound that could be heard on albums by alternative soul icons and in clubs and festivals from her hometown in Columbus, Ohio, to New York City, her music has recently taken one more step in its evolution. What has emerged from a recent musical hiatus is a simmering contemporary R&B/jazz album called ‘HAVEN’. This album breaks free of Dion’s normal setting of an external producer-directed album which has allowed her to find her soul trappings and play in an uncharted space musically. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 6/23/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Jun
22
2018
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Jun
23
2018

Vermont Youth Dancers Present "Castle on the Hill, A Tale of King Arthur"

Vermont Youth Dancers Present "Castle on the Hill, A Tale of King Arthur"
Description:

Vermont Youth Dancers (VYD) will present Castle on the Hill, A Tale of King Arthur at Mount Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Vermont Youth Dancers puts their own spin on the classic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. VYD brings this tale of chivalry, brotherhood and courage to the stage through dance to current music with a unique blend of thrilling hip-hop and captivating lyrical choreography, with song choices that “tell” the story. The lines between dance and drama are blurred, as dancers bring characters to life through dance, acting, and imaginative staging.
VYD is a community dance company of area elementary, middle and high school students with local talented dancers from Jericho, Underhill, Essex, South Burlington, Williston, and Fletcher.
This year, VYD is partnering with King Arthur Flour to raise funds to fight hunger, and will make a donation to Hunger Free Vermont.

Tickets are available online at sprucepeakarts.org,$18 and $22, reserved seating, wheelchair accessible. Show runs approximately 2 hours, with a short intermission.

Time: 6/22/18 7:00pm - 6/23/18 2:00pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Apr
18
2018
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Jun
23
2018

The LAST of the HILL FARMS: Photographs by Richard Brown

The LAST of the HILL FARMS: Photographs by Richard Brown
Description:

Middlebury, VT—Richard Brown’s recently published retrospective—The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past—showcases the photographer’s most cherished subject: Vermont’s hill farmers. A new exhibition at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT offers the chance to experience the Vermont that Richard entered and began to photograph in the 1970s.

The lives, landscapes, and time period Brown so lovingly documented are available for viewing through a range of more than thirty large and small format, finely detailed, black-and-white photographic prints, which were hand-made by the artist.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT, will host a public reception and gallery talk. Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served.

Exhibit on Display now through June 23, 2018
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5-7PM

Time: 4/18/18 10:00am - 6/23/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Jun
15
2018
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Jun
23
2018

Open Door Theater presents: PROOF

Open Door Theater presents: PROOF Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Open Door Theater, Montpelier, Vermont's newest theater company is proud to present the Pulitzer and Tony award winning play PROOF for four nights only, outside on the beautiful campus of Vermont College of Fine Arts. Performances will take place on the back porch of the Martin House - park along the green and follow signs to our wonderful on-site performance venue. In case of rain, please check Open Door Theater's Facebook page for the alternative performance space on the VCFA campus. https://www.facebook.com/opendoortheatervt/

Admission is free: donations accepted, not expected. Open Door Theater: professional theater for the community.

Time: 6/15/18 7:00pm - 6/23/18 9:00pm
Location: Vermont College Of Fine Arts, Montpelier
May
3
2018
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Jun
24
2018

Russians and Friends

Russians and Friends Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents The Russians and Friends, a selection of paintings by four visiting artists from Russia, and some American friends, who recently painted together in Jeffersonville.

Bryan Menorial gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffesonville, VT 802-644-5100. A digital preview of this exhibit can be seen at www.bryangallery.org. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 11-4 and by appointment any time.

Opening reception Sunday May 6th. Artist Roundtable at 1:00pm. Reception 2-4pm.

contact: Mickey Myers : mickey@bryangallery.org

Time: 5/3/18 11:00am - 6/24/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
23
2018
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Jun
24
2018

Abenaki Heritage Weekend

Abenaki Heritage Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join the Native American community at the Abenaki Heritage Weekend on June 23-24 from 10 am to 5 pm. This special weekend is organized by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association gives visitors an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Dancing, drumming, storytelling, craft and cooking demonstrations are presented by members of Vermont’s Abenaki Tribes. The Native Arts Marketplace and exhibit opening celebration provide opportunities to meet some of the artists featured in the special exhibition Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vermont, 05491. For more information email abenaki@abenakiart.org or visit http://abenakiart.org/abenaki_heritage_weekend

Time: 6/23/18 10:00am - 6/24/18 5:00pm
Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
May
12
2018
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Jun
24
2018

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

May 12- June 24: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature sculptor Bruce Campbell’s “Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture”. An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-8pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm.

Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

In 1976 Campbell was fascinated by the Whitney Museum retrospective exhibition, “Calder’s Universe”, which invited Campbell to experiment with wires joined and twisted into imaginative shapes, suggesting an art form which defines and controls space through three-dimensional line drawing.

“My ideas for kinetic sculpture usually begin as a question. For example, how can I show a certain concept of the universe? They attempt to illustrate, in the simplest way possible, conditions and events of the natural world. In showing a falling star, a lunar eclipse, or a rainstorm, I am trying to represent, in minimalist and transparent form, my perception of the universe - how the universe might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, and basic mechanics.” Visually stunning and interactively entertaining, Campbell’s kinetic sculptures illuminate/illustrate the dynamic relationships of phonomenal elements in the natural and celestial world, bridging physics, mechanics and aesthetics to create treasured pieces of pure wonderment.

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

Time: 5/12/18 5:00pm - 6/24/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Jun
14
2018
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Jun
24
2018

The Paintings of Louis Fried

The Paintings of Louis Fried
Description:

ST JOHNSBURY—Catamount Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Louis Fried (1893-1957) on view in the Main Gallery from June 14-24, 2018. Work by this talented self-taught artist comes from the collection of his extended family, many of whom are local. The painter Louis Fried was grandfather to Geoff Fried of Danville, Kim Fried of East Burke, the late Rian Fried, formerly of Stannard, and Toby Fried of Hannover, NH. He was also the great-grandfather of Jody Fried of Kirby, current Director of Catamount Arts. A special wine and cheese reception honoring the accomplishments of Louis Fried and his family will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 3-5 pm, with remarks at 4 pm. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The paintings of Louis Fried communicate a compelling interpretation of landscape. Initially, Fried began to paint as a way to recover from a debilitating stroke, but he grew to consider it a serious endeavor. Like many self-taught artists, he possessed a unique vision and a determination to reveal that vision. Thickly applied paint indicates profound love of material. Dynamic compositions give evidence to a kind of restless energy. Whether concentrating on the rush of water falling over rock or trees coming into bloom, Louis Fried tackled each composition with confidence and creativity—a reflection perhaps on how he approached life.
Yet this exhibition is not simply a collection of paintings by one uniquely talented individual. It also a story of an immigrant experience played out generation after generation—not just within the Fried Family, but within families of so many who have come or hope to come to America.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Born in Minsk, Russia in 1893, Louis Fried and his future wife Helen immigrated to New York City in 1909, where they married and raised a family. Like many immigrants to the United States at the turn of the last century, they were hard-working entrepreneurs, eager to avail themselves of the opportunities their new country had to offer. They opened a clothing store in Brooklyn and then a toy stop in the Bronx, running successful businesses until Louis was half paralyzed by a stroke at age 57. He regained partial use of his faculties only through an intensive course of art therapy, which awakened an interest in painting. Encouraged by his close friend Solomon Lerner, a prominent New York artist, Louis pursued this passion, painting numerous landscapes inspired by travel to places like Lake Champlain in Vermont, which he called “a noisy little sea.”

ABOUT THE FRIED FAMILY The story of the Fried family reflects a truly American experience, as well as the hopes and dreams of immigrant families in general. Seeking a new life, Louis and Helen Fried left behind the political turmoil of Tzarist Russia, where opportunities were extremely limited. In the United States they were able to become successful business owners and see their three children excel at Columbia, Cornell and Purdue before going on to successful careers themselves. As a prominent labor leader, their oldest son Milton traveled with the US State Department to Prague, Paris and Israel. Their daughter Esther became a geologist and educator, and their youngest son Maurice, an agricultural researcher for the United Nations, moved to Vienna, Austria, where he and his wife Enid raised six sons. Eventually, the family was reunited in America. Esther and her husband Ray Fagan lived in Virginia, where Esther worked to help immigrants and refugees become US citizens. Milton and Philoine returned to New York to continue work as labor activists. Maurice and Enid moved to Washington, DC, where he worked at the National Academy of Sciences.

This story of immigrant success and service to others continued down through generations. Esther’s daughters worked in education and health. Milton and Philoine’s sons pursued the arts, while Maurice and Enid’s sons settled in homes from Alaska to New Hampshire, working in the fields of education, economics, medicine, and culinary art. The family maintains a strong presence in Vermont. Milton’s son Geoffrey lives with his wife Joanna in Peacham, while Maurice’s sons Rian and Kim built homesteads in the Northeast Kingdom and dedicated themselves to community service. Rian founded Clean Yield Asset Management, a socially responsible investment firm, which led to Sterling College establishing the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems after his untimely death in 2013. Rian’s brother Kim was on the Board of Rural Edge, a regional non-profit housing organization, and serves on the Newark Planning Commission. His wife Nancy is on the Northeast Kingdom Community Action Board, and their son Jody is the Executive Director of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury.

ABOUT CATAMOUNT ARTS: As northern New England’s largest independent arts center, Catamount Arts hosts a diversified program in film, music, theater, dance, and art. Founded in 1975, it began as a traveling 16 mm film series for rural Vermonters. Today the organization operates out of a newly renovated facility, presenting screenings of world-class film; live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bolshoi Ballet, and London’s National Theatre; and performances by such nationally recognized touring artists as Grammy nominee Neko Case, and talented local performers.

Catamount Arts is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Catamount Arts Gallery is adjacent to two cinema-screening rooms, and will normally be open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 6/14/18 12:00am - 6/24/18 11:59pm
Location: Catamount Arts Gallery, Saint Johnsbury
Jun
22
2018
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Jun
24
2018

Plein Air Workshop with TJ Cunningham

Plein Air Workshop with TJ Cunningham Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join TJ Cunningham on Friday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 24th for a three-day plein air intensive workshop. Attendees will spend one day painting at the river, one in the open fields of Addison and the final day in the picturesque town of Middlebury. Each day, TJ will demonstrate his unique approach to the varied subject matter of the Vermont landscape. This class is limited to 12 students to allow more individual instruction from TJ.
The cost of the workshop is $395/person and includes lunch on the last day.
For more information or to register, call the gallery at: 802-458-0098.

Location: Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls, Middlebury
Jun
21
2018
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Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
May
1
2018
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Jun
29
2018

Ronald Slayton:Master of Watercolor

Ronald Slayton:Master of Watercolor Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce an important exhibit, Ronald Slayton: Master of Watercolor from May 1, 2018 through June 29, 2018. Slayton (1910-1992) was born in Barre, Vermont. During the Great Depression he worked as an artist in the Vermont Division of the Federally funded Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1936-1939. W.C. Lipke once commented that Slayton “has been a painter, poet, dramatist, educator, politician, gallery director, peace activist, humorist, critic and historian suggest that the single appellation 'artist' is not broad enough to encompass his many achievements.” There will be a celebratory free public opening reception at the Gallery on Friday, May 4, from 5:00-8:00 pm and an Art Talk at 6:00 pm with a panel that will include Nancy Graff, Bobby Gosh, Tom Slayton and Phillip Robertson.

The Ronald Slayton exhibit will highlight two watercolor murals “The Last Supper” (1985) and “The Hunger Dream” (1985). Figures in “The Hunger Dream” The majority of Slayton's works in this exhibit are from the private collection of Billi and Bobby Gosh. They have included twelve of Slayton's later watercolors that will be for sale with 100% of the sales being generously donated to the Gallery.

Time: 5/1/18 12:00pm - 6/29/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
May
6
2018
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Jun
29
2018

Rachel Moore - Traces

Rachel Moore - Traces Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rachel Moore - Traces
On view: May 6 through June 29, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe unveils a special selection from Rachel Moore’s complete body of work with brand new sculptural pieces in her solo exhibition Traces . The exhibition will be on view May 6th through June 29th, with a reception on Friday, May 11th from 5:30-7:00pm. The artist talk will begin at 6:00pm.

Moore’s work is steeped in careful attention to pattern language and shifts. Her materials range from watercolor and graphite on paper, to blown and cast glass, to ink on vellum and more. Traces ties together many thematic patterns in the artist’s work honoring the environment with a dialogue on prevailing conditions. Minimalist in color, her installations are infinitely rich in carefully considered materials and surfaces with an ethereal elegance and sophistication. Paying homage to presence in absence, many of her sculptural pieces refer to measurable data in climate change as well as migration patterns. Each movement, memory, presence and energy leaves a trace. This exhibition echoes traces of beauty in our global community.

Rachel Moore is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed media sculpture, installation, drawing, and social practice. Moore uses maps, cultural and religious icons, text, and sculptural replications of objects from daily life to respond to social and political movements, often in poetic and haunting ways. In her social practice, she has used storytelling to create relationships of understanding and as a way to bring awareness to multicultural histories, in some cases, asserting a culture’s rightful place in history.

Moore’s work has been featured in international museums and galleries, on Art21’s “Inside the Artist’s Studio” and she is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.The artist is represented by Edgewater Gallery, Stowe, VT; Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID; and Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA. She lives and works in Vermont.

For further information on Rachel Moore and her exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email Kelly Holt (kelly@edgewatergallery-vt.com), or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Wednesday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jun
10
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Annual Members’ Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the Annual Members’ Exhibition, June 9-30, 2018 at the Gallery, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter.

For more information: (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
10
2018
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Jun
30
2018

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

WEST RUTLAND, VT- Hinging on the tensions between truth and fiction that inform our understanding of history, the sculpture of Darryl Lauster investigates the American past and present. "For the Time Being," an exhibition featuring recent works in marble and bronze by the Texas artist, will be on display at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center June 9-30, 2018. https://www.darryllauster.com/

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
May
4
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. This new collection of paintings titled Head In The Clouds” runs May 4 through June 26. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM.

Time: 5/4/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Jun
14
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The beloved novel set to music.
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

Anne Shirley, a spunky, red-headed orphan, is sent to live with a farmer and his sister on Prince Edward Island. The only problem? They thought they were adopting a boy. Follow Anne’s adventures (and misadventures!) as she discovers the meaning of home in this adaptation of the beloved novel by L.M Montgomery, with music and lyrics by Broadway’s Cryer and Ford.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 4:00pm 
Saturday June 16 at 1:00pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour

Ticket Price: $20 for adults. $10 for children. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/14/18 4:00pm - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
May
3
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Art Exhibit: “Miss Match – Pixels to Paint: Photos Re-Imagined “

Art Exhibit: “Miss Match – Pixels to Paint:  Photos Re-Imagined “
Description:

The exhibit is a collaboration between the photographer NatEli Boze and the artist Becky Cook. Becky often begins a painting outdoors and then finishes in her studio using reference photos she has taken. She has occasionally painted from NatEli’s photos, creating the idea for this exhibit.
NatEli fell in love with photography in college, learning to develop and print black & white negatives. Working in a photography studio was her graduate study. She took photos constantly, developing her film wherever she could. Most of her photos are now taken with digital cameras, although her 35mm Pentax SLR is still at hand.
Becky has been exhibiting landscapes and abstracts in group exhibits for 3 years. Creating pieces for this exhibit has given her the freedom to explore different approaches to her art. There are examples of oil, pastel, encaustic (hot wax) and watercolor in the exhibit. Both the original photos and the paintings resulting from them will be on display.
Becky says, “It’s been a fun challenge to develop different ideas in response to NatEli’s photos, sometimes in a playful manner.”
Monday 1–8
Tues, Wed, Fri 10–5:30
Thursday 10–8
Saturday 10–3

Time: 5/3/18 6:00pm - 6/30/18 5:30pm
Location: Norwich Public Library, Norwich
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Maiya Keck: Her Recent Work

Maiya Keck: Her Recent Work
Description:

With a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Maiya has returned to painting after practicing other skills (cheffing, entrepreneurship)  for a couple of decades. Working in both oil and acrylic, as well as charcoal, she explores both figurative and abstract themes in a gestural manner.
An artist reception is planned for Friday, June 8th from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Time: 5/22/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 6:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury VT, Waterbury
Jun
13
2018
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Jun
30
2018

"Gypsy" at Stowe Theatre Guild

"Gypsy" at Stowe Theatre Guild
Description:

The story of the ultimate show mother and the reluctant vaudeville star — a timeless classic, always reminding us to “Sing out, Louise!”

Stowe Theatre Guild presents "Gypsy," the classic Broadway musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Show dates are Wednesdays through Saturdays, June 13-16, June 20-23 and June 27-30, with all shows starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and $14 for children (ages 12 and under).

To buy show tickets, visit www.stowetheatre.com, email tickets@stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

Time: 6/13/18 7:30pm - 6/30/18 10:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main St., Stowe
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. Books can take on a language of their own, as shown in the multimedia work of this group of artists that use shape, structure, and materials to get their message across.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Exhibit is on display May 22 – June 30, 2018 on the Second Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts.

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more info.

(Featured Artwork: Tiny Chains by Rebecca Boardman)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian

Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian - Photographs from 5th generation Vermonter Jack Rowell's 30+ year career as a photographer.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Exhibit is on display May 22 – June 30, 2018 on the Third Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts.

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more info.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Tell Me

Tell Me
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Tell Me” -- an exhibit of artwork by 19 local artists that explores language and communication.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm
Exhibit is on display May 22 – June 30, 2018 in the Main Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more info.

(Featured Artwork: “Dialog with József Attila – 7” by Diane Sophrin)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jun
21
2018
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Jul
7
2018

Our Town

Our Town Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A fresh look at a timeless classic.
Written by Thornton Wilder

In the small town of Grover’s Corners, ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. This simple yet profound story of a community, brought to life by Thornton Wilder’s singular voice, allows us to contemplate life, death and the meaning of it all. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Details
Run Time: Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $49 - $60. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/21/18 7:30pm - 7/7/18 10:30pm
Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

While still an award-winning photographer with the National Geographic, James Pease Blair summered in Middlebury, Vermont. On his retirement, Jim Blair and his wife Elise settled in Vermont year-round. Jim became entranced by the singular photography collection found in the Research Center of the Henry Sheldon Museum, where he found exceptional images that traced the citizens, landscapes, and townscapes of Addison County and the Lake Champlain region.

Collaborating with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart, he has chosen three dozen remarkable photographs that will be displayed in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum from March 20, 2018 through July 08, 2018. His choices reflect a photographer’s unique eye, developed in his early training from celebrated American photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind and while studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Later during his long career at the National Geographic he traveled the world, advancing his art, resulting in further photographic achievements.

The exhibit features single and group portraits of Vermonters – both the celebrated and the ordinary citizen, village scenes capturing disasters and daily life, landscapes of Vermont’s treasured mountains and lakes. Stunning aerial landscape photographs were taken by George N. Lathrop (1900 – 1983). An extensive collection of Lathrop’s photographs and negatives of Addison County taken between 1930s and 1960s is part of the Sheldon archives.

100 years of life in the Middlebury region are highlighted in the exhibit. Vintage clothing and photographic equipment from the Sheldon Museum’s collection complement the exhibit.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

In celebration of his 60th reunion at Middlebury College, the Henry Sheldon Museum offers a retrospective of the whimsical wood carvings of John Cross, a masterful contemporary folk artist.

Few would have predicted that an economics major at Middlebury College who earned a master’s degree in business at the University of Chicago would have begun carving during his career as a creative copywriter at a premier New York advertising agency. Humor, perseverance, and imagination are the skills reflected in all phases of his life journey.

John Cross began whittling while watching the filming of commercials for which he wrote the scripts for Proctor & Gamble and for Toyota. His ad copy promoted such iconic brands as Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste. During the day he wrote jingles from his advertising office in New York City, then headed for 813 Broadway where he shared a rented loft with sculptor William King, coincidentally in the same building where Wolf Kahn painted. Kahn, who now maintains a summer studio near Brattleboro, VT, is known for his sumptuous landscapes, and King, who died in 2015, worked in clay, wood, bronze, vinyl, burlap, and aluminum. Cross, King, and Kahn were among the poets, artists, and museum professionals who gathered for drinks and conversation at the renowned Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village to encourage one another.

Cross has always worked with wood, in particular sugar pine. He favors figurative renderings of sports figures, especially the players and fans of the New York Yankees, artists, sideshow performers, Miss America contestants, fishermen, operatic stars, and playful everyday characters. He has researched players from the Negro Baseball League and commemorated them in compelling wood carvings. For many years Cross was represented by Jay Johnson, owner of a leading New York City American Folk Art gallery on Madison Avenue and later by the David Findlay Jr. Gallery on Fifth Avenue, and currently by the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. His carvings are in the public collections of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian, and in the private collections of Garrison Keillor and Ali McGraw.

John Cross and his wife Linda Cross, also an artist, reside and work from their home studios in Elizaville, New York. The Hudson River is nearby, as is the scenic rail line which provides them easy access to New York City galleries and museums and their son Peter Cross (Middlebury College ’93) and his family, who live in Manhattan.

The Sheldon Museum retrospective will honor this accomplished sculptor, who continues to carve and inspire gallery and museum visitors.

Man with Cigar, c. 1990. Photo: Christian Carone

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Jun
6
2018
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Jul
8
2018

One Way, Many Paths: An Artist Walks the Camino

One Way, Many Paths: An Artist Walks the Camino Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY JUNE 5 TO JULY 8.
Discover Spain’s El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) through the paintings of Vermont artist Susan Abbott. This exhibition evokes the ever-changing, panoramic landscape she experienced during her transformative journey walking the historic road. Susan set out from St. Jean Pied de Port, the traditional Camino starting point on the French side of the Pyrenees, carrying a 15-pound backpack that included sketchbooks, painting supplies, and her journal. Two months and 590 miles later, she arrived on the Atlantic coast with drawings, watercolors, poems, and diaries documenting the pilgrimage. Painted in her Vermont studio, each square painting displays Abbott’s hallmark style of exciting color and striking composition, and the series together creates a powerful narrative about the rich diversity of place that is available to us in our world today, if we venture out to find it.

Time: 6/6/18 9:00am - 7/8/18 9:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jun
21
2018
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Jul
14
2018

Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler at Dorset Theatre Festival

Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler at Dorset Theatre Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A laugh-till-you-cry comedy for anyone who’s ever known a baby. Jessie can’t find any Mom Friends in her new Long Island neighborhood until she and larger-than-life Lina start sneaking out for coffee between their duplexes during nap times. When a wealthy neighbor comes down from the hill overlooking their hangout, the sleep-deprived comedy of new parenthood shows a different side of itself. CRY IT OUT is an honestly absurd look at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.

Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset
Jun
16
2018
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Jul
21
2018

CLAY CLASS- Terra Cotta Sculpture

CLAY CLASS- Terra Cotta Sculpture
Description:

Benjamin Davis, internationally exhibited artist and graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City is pleased to announce Saturday Classes in terra-cotta sculpture for children,teens and adults beginning June 16.Instruction in clay techniques will be accompanied by elliptical discussions on the history of art. Works produced will be fired in the kiln.

The search for form gives us the opportunity of bringing the reality of nature into harmony with the inner world of the imagination.

Six Sessions- $100 June 16- July 21 including materials- firing charge $5 per piece

Time: 6/16/18 2:00pm - 7/21/18 4:00pm
Location: 365 Eagle Ledge Road, Worcester
Jun
14
2018
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Jul
29
2018

Blades Will Sprout

Blades Will Sprout
Description:

Blades will Sprout
Featuring the work of: Anne Cady, Julia Jensen, and Jessica Smith
On view: June 14th - July 29th 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd, 5-8pm

You are song, a wished-for song.
Go through the ear to the center,
where the sky is, where wind,
where silent knowing.

Put seeds and cover them.
Blades will sprout
where you do your work.
-- Rumi

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Blades Will Sprout, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from June 14th through July 29th with an opening reception on June 22nd from 5-8pm. This summer show features the work of Anne Cady, Julia Jensen and Jessica Smith, three artists who use familiar landscapes as an entrance point to creating art, but have very little else in common.

Anne Cady's distinctive oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont countryside that surrounds her. Her paintings are playful and bold, full of vibrant color and spirit. This body of work features all new paintings, include works filled with the brilliant green of the first growth of Vermont’s early spring, and the lush brilliance of fields after the first cut. She also mixes in pieces wild with color, red mountains and rolling hills stretching back into open sky’s typical of her local valley landscape.

Though quite a departure stylistically, Julia Jensen work is also a rich collision of the external and internal world of the artist. Her work brings blurred, lush, almost dreamlike visions of landscape to the viewer. She says “When I am working I try to leave the surface as open as I can for as long as I can, turning the panel this way and that, trying to keep subject out of it and work just with color and shape. Inevitably, somehow, a place begins to emerge.” A graduate of Tulane University with a BA in Art History, Jensen has been painting for 20 years.

Sense of place is certainly a cornerstone of Jessica Smith’s work. Many of the paintings she is exhibiting in the current show feature landscapes viewed near or directly from her farm in a mountain valley, hillside in Southern Vermont. The profile of familiar mountains and hills dominate the her work compositionally, while her sparse paint application and muted color palette show the viewer the Vermont landscape through a lens unique to Smith. Her work, she says, is a way of processing comings and goings, and this group particularly is inspired by the seasons of change in the mountains.

Time: 6/14/18 10:00am - 7/29/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
May
3
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Stewards of the Land,” by Orah Moore on display at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).

Since 1984, Orah Moore has been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers. “I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that support their way of life.” This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM.

Visit: www.morseblockdeli.com for hours.
For more details about the exhibit, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Morse Block Deli (260 N. Main Street), Barre
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury
Jun
15
2018
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Aug
25
2018

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm.

Time: 6/15/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
May
26
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Juxtaposition of Royal Academy of Art father, Michael Craig-Martin, and Vanity Fair photographer daughter, Jessica Craig-Martin, shown May 26th through Sept 3, weekends 12-5 or by appointment. Also see 12 original 1960s modern sculptures returned to the grounds after 25 years away.

Time: 5/26/18 12:00pm - 9/3/18 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
May
12
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
Description:

This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as those from the La Petite Reine series (translated as the little queen, an early French term for the modern safety bicycle)which celebrates the sense of liberation, that feeling of freedom in space afforded by the bicycle.

Time: 5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

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. 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. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

Made in Vermont

Made in Vermont
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 12 May - 25 November 2018. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Mark Barry, Mildred Beltré, Patrick Dunfey, Terry Ekasala, Richard Jacobs, Sara Katz and Joseph Wheelwright, this show spotlights artists who are making innovative, fresh, and sometimes challenging work, while living and working in Vermont. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe
Description:

Curated by American artist Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe, this group show includes over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture by approximately 25 artists. Recognizing that the planet is in an age of profound environmental transformation, we find ourselves estranged and alienated from the ecosystems in which we evolved. Rockman and Gass Stowe define “The Solace of Amnesia” as a craving to forget as a form of comfort and self-medication. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading