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Monday, March 18, 2019

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Mar
18
2019

Mandala Dot Painting

Mandala Dot Painting
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes arts educator Stacy Gates to lead this painting workshop. In Buddhist culture, mandalas are said to transmit positive energy to the environment and to the people who view them. They are believed to affect purification and healing, and to achieve a sense of oneness with the universe. We will be painting our mandalas on 4” x 4” canvases after learning the relatively easy methods for creating perfect symmetrical dots of all sizes. Your finished artwork will be perfect for hanging in an entryway, bedroom or little nook. The fee is $35 for the workshop and includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 3/18/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery, Manchester Center
Mar
18
2019

Green Fields of America

Green Fields of America
Description:

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Green Fields of America is an ensemble that showcases some of Irish America's finest traditional performing artists. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts a record five times, the Green Fields has performed at venues all over America, including Carnegie Hall, Wolf Trap, The Smithsonian Institution, The Festival of American Folklife (now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival), the Milwaukee Irish Fest, and The National Folk Festival. Green Fields is Mick Moloney (banjo, guitar, mandolin and vocals), Billy McComiskey (button-accordion), Athena Tergis (fiddle), Liz Hanley (fiddle and vocals), Brenda Castles (concertina), and Niall O’Leary (Irish dance and spoons).

Time: 3/18/19 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: FlynnSpace, Burlington
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

COLOR AND ENERGY

COLOR AND ENERGY
Description:

Learn to loosen up your painting style, paint with more freedom, be more spontaneous, and more expressive in this workshop. Participants will learn how to do each of these while gaining a foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, and pastel are welcome. Materials list provided.
Instructor: David Kessler
March 15-18
9:30am-4:30pm
$475 (member) | $500 (non-member)

Time: 3/15/19 9:30am - 3/18/19 4:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

Film: Fighting With My Family

Film: Fighting With My Family
Description:

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. When only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Directed by Stephen Merchant.

Time: 3/15/19 7:30pm - 3/18/19 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

Film: Green Book

Film: Green Book
Description:

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. Golden Globe winner.

Directed by Peter Farrelly

Time: 3/15/19 9:30pm - 3/18/19 11:59pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Feb
15
2019
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Mar
24
2019

The Light Show

The Light Show
Description:

Emerging from the darkness of a chilly winter and in anticipation of the warmth and renewal of spring, the Jackson Gallery presents an exhibit of unique lamps and lanterns created by Vermont artists. Among the group are Clay Mohrman, Kristian Brevik, York Hill Pottery artisans Elizabeth Saslaw and Susan Kuehnl, and Cindi Duff. The exhibit features artful and surprising choices of design and materials to decorate each source of illumination.

Time: 2/15/19 12:00pm - 3/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater's Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Mar
6
2019
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Mar
26
2019

Children's Art Exhibition

Children's Art Exhibition
Description:

Burlington City Arts and the Burlington Elementary Schools present the annual Children's Art Exhibition. Student art will be on display in the City Hall Gallery from March 6-26, 2019. A reception will be held on March 12 from 5-5:30 p.m. The award ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street.

Time: 3/6/19 8:00am - 3/26/19 4:30pm
Location: 149 Church Street, Burlington
Jan
21
2019
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Mar
28
2019

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary
Description:

Ryan Geary’s exhibition Ascent (Part One: Eulogy), a collection of 2D and 3D collages, will be on display in the Copley Common Room at River Arts January 21-March 28, 2019. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Ascent (Part One: Eulogy) tells the story of multiple Americas. Geary says “At once it is a story of the death of the America we have been taught to know, and the story of an America that has been enslaved, oppressed, beaten, and marginalized. It is the story of an America that is rising despite the entrenched power of its oppressors and the story of an America that is destructively flailing about in its death throes”. Through images of our past and present, images used in their historical context or just for their symbolic and emotional power, Ascent is an attempt by the artist to deconstruct the “reality” and “history” of the America he, as a white male, has known. According to Geary, it is an attempt at “scrubbing through the whitewash of history and seeing the America worthy of veneration”.

Ryan Geary is a multimedia artist currently focusing on collage. A New Jersey native, he has been assembling collages since the age of eleven. “As a child I was limited in the material I had access to so I relied on newspapers, thrown away magazines, and books from free piles.” Ryan became comfortable working within the parameters of the material on hand and as a result, current events, advertisements, and historical images are part of the recipe and inspiration for much of Geary’s work. Ryan’s work has been exhibited throughout Vermont and has also been featured in several International Collage Exhibitions in Berlin, Germany, and Sebastopol, California. He is the owner and curator of The Hive Gallery and Gifts, and lives in Waterbury with his family and two best dog friends.

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 3/28/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
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
Mar
4
2019
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Mar
29
2019

Color the World with Kindness

Color the World with Kindness
Description:

Main Street Arts presents the artwork of Saxtons River Elementary students explores peace and coloring the world with kindness. On exhibit from March 4th through March 29th. Opening Reception Thursday, March 7th complete with bake sale to support the end of year field trip!

Time: 3/4/19 9:00am - 3/29/19 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Mar
2
2019
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Apr
14
2019

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations
Description:

Mar. 2 - Apr. 14: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations, with an artist’s opening reception Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm. The exhibit continues through April 14, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for March 23, 5 pm.
Gene Parulis has been absorbed in photographing the world for fifty years, and his passion for photography is central to his teaching and traveling. He has taught in diverse places from a mountain village in Algeria to Kuwait University, California to Vermont and has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. He has worked closely with writers, illustrating themes relating to spirituality, and personal and professional development. Included among his collaborations are The Twelve Steps of Forgiveness and The Wisdom of the Self by Paul Ferrini, Teaching as a Meditative Practice by Lauren Alderfer and most recently The Meditative Gardiner by Cheryl Wilfong, winner of several Small Press awards.
Parulis’ latest work shows his continued fascination with digitally manipulated imagery. Through city or deep wood, local or abroad, Parulis leads us into places of stunning beauty and clarity, but he uses the always exquisite details to serve his restless and relentless quest to heighten or magnify mystery, mood and movement. He repeats, splits apart, stretches, reverses and then reconfigures objects and spaces. But whether subtly shifted or acutely altered, Parulis’ newly crafted worlds are totally credible as places we have - or would like to - visit and explore.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 3/2/19 5:00pm - 4/14/19 11:59pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Jan
21
2019
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Apr
19
2019

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan
Description:

“On Making Pictures”, an exhibit featuring wood block prints, lithographs, and colored low reliefs by Artist Thom Egan, will be on display at the Gallery at River Arts from January 21-April 19, 2019.

A Reception & Artist Talk will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm, and will include a brief introduction by the Artist on three topics: Art & Craft -how they differ and where they overlap; how and why the work on display is made; and art and audience – why might these pictures matter to you. Opportunity for questions and discussion will follow. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

When describing his work, Egan says “A focus of my work is the simultaneously complex and unified character of nature. In making these pictures; physical properties (e.g. structure, density, temperature, etc.) are related by means of process (e.g. gradation, stratification, fragmentation, synchronization, etc.). These various components are then set in an archetype (e.g. a mountain, bindings, a gate, an egg, a column, etc.). The overall aim being to effect a harmonious, if uneasy, balance which is evocative of experience. In this way the paradox (i.e. the many, the one) approaches a resolution; such that whatever the complexities involved become unified and the image rings true.”

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 4/19/19 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
8
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Looking North - Catamount Artists Connect

Looking North - Catamount Artists Connect
Description:

Nineteen Northeast Kingdom artists who are members of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury show their work together at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery.

Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m.

Time: 3/8/19 8:30am - 4/26/19 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
8
2019
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Apr
26
2019

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit
Description:

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our “Pieces of the Past” Native American Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, March 8th from 5pm to 8pm.
The Exhibit will feature a wide variety of items created by earlier generations and contemporary artists from the Abenaki and Mohawk people of the Champlain Valley region. This project is a result of the collaboration between the Chaffee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, College of St. Joseph and Professor Kurt Fetter, and the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. The first floor galleries will include clothing and accessories made for daily wear and special occasions, century-old baskets from both Abenaki and Mohawk artists, a beaded handbag made of tanned deer hide, jewelry, flags, a lacrosse stick, musical instruments, and other objects for ceremonial use. Visual arts include paintings, drawings in ink and charcoal, and photographs that reflect both Mohawk and Abenaki life. “It is good to have a balance between ancient and contemporary,” said Professor Kurt Fetter, of the College of St. Joseph, “otherwise a particular kind of narrative is propagated about Indigenous people.”
Additionally, the second floor galleries will showcase the inspiring works of our Juried Chaffee Member Artists. There will be various media represented in both two and three dimensional work.
This event is free for all to attend. Come experience “Pieces of the Past” and the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion. Mingle with artists and community members while enjoying food tastings, beverages, wine provided by Putney Mountain Winery, music, culture and art.
Please plan on joining us in celebrating Native American Heritage and the talented artists in our community at the March 8th Opening Reception. The Exhibit will be on display until April 26th.
Visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for details, as well as our class offerings and special events. For information, call 802.775.0356, or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT. Winter Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon to 5pm; Saturday 11am to 3pm; Extended hours for classes and events.

Time: 3/8/19 5:00pm - 4/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Feb
15
2019
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Jun
30
2019

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Description:

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Photographs by Federico Pardo / Interviews Vermont Folklife Center
On display through Summer 2019

Ice Shanties is an exhibition about the structures, people and culture of ice fishing seen through the lens of Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo. Pardo’s large format color photographs of ice shanties at “The Meadows” in Brattleboro, Vermont are paired with audio reflections from the shanty owners drawn from interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.

While Pardo’s shanty portraits provide a window into the material culture of ice fishing, the shanty owner interviews are an opportunity to engage with the human side—the personal, familial and recreational culture—of this winter activity.

For more information visit: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/exhibits-feed/iceshanties

Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury