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Monday, June 24, 2019

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Jun
24
2019

Film: The Souvenir

Film: The Souvenir
Description:

A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

Directed by Joanna Hogg.

Time: 6/24/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Jun
24
2019

A Portal to the Sky: Cinema and Space

A Portal to the Sky: Cinema and Space
Description:

Travel among the moon and stars with an evening of singular short films presented by Professors Jodie Mack and Dan Rockmore. Each film is an artistic celebration of the sky, space and worlds beyond, using real images as the source material.

Meridian Plain (Laura Kraning 2K, b/w 2018 18 min)
MERIDIAN PLAIN maps an enigmatic distant landscape excavated from hundreds of thousands of archival still images, forecasting visions of a possible future, transmitted from a mechanical eye.

Observando el Cielo (Jeanne Liotta, soundtrack by Peggy Ahwesh, 2007, 16mm, 19 min)
Seven years of celestial field recordings gathered from the chaos of the cosmos and inscribed onto 16mm film from various locations upon this turning tripod Earth. This work is neither a metaphor nor a symbol, but is feeling towards a fact in the midst of perception, which time flows through. Natural VLF radio recordings of the magnetosphere in action allow the universe to speak for itself.

Lunar Almanac. (Malena Szlam Salazar, 2013, 16 mm, 4 min)
Moving through landscapes and inhabiting landscapes, the moon is on a journey through magnetic spheres, influencing the subtle energies on Earth. The moon becomes “moons” as it oscillates within its own margins of size and shape.

Time: 6/24/19 8:00pm
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, Outside Vermont
May
3
2019
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Jun
25
2019

The Art of Wood Exhibit at Brandon Artists Guild

The Art of Wood Exhibit at Brandon Artists Guild
Description:

"The Art of Wood" is the theme for this exhibit of member artists' works celebrating the Brandon Artists Guild's 20th anniversary. Artists will interpret the theme across all media, including fabric, ceramic, glass, paint -- and wood. Free opening reception Friday May 3 from 5pm to 7pm. Exhibit runs through June 25. Information: 802 247-4956

Time: 5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/25/19 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St., Brandon
Jun
24
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Art and Nature Camp

Art and Nature Camp
Description:

Discover the great outdoors through art! Partake in nature walks, creative outdoor games, and art using a variety of media. Art-making will be explored through storytelling, active exercises, and art projects created specifically for early learners. Each child will gain familiarity with art materials, practice observational and verbal skills, and work with other students on group projects.
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon
June 24th-June 28th
Ages 3-5
8:30am-12:00pm
$190 (member) | $215 (non-member)

Time: 6/24/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 12:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jun
24
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Fashion Design Camp

Fashion Design Camp
Description:

Take pieces of clothing and rearrange them into a whole new wardrobe! Working on sewing machines, campers will redesign old clothing into new favorite outfits. Raid your closet, visit a used clothing store; bring buttons, sequins, lace, ribbon, and other accessories to add. Basic sewing skills are helpful, but not necessary.
Ages 11-17
June 24th-18th Instructors: Donna Collins and Jolene Lane
July 15th-19th Instructors: Donna Collins
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Time: 6/24/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
May
3
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture
Description:

In paintings and works on paper, artists Kate Burnim and Daryl Burtnett notice the spaces and moments that are woven into the everyday landscape and human experience. Their work ranges from loosely representative to abstract, with attention to impermanence and the scarred and weathered surface. Receptions on Friday, May 3, and Thursday, June 6, 4-7 p.m.

Time: 5/3/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
2
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet
Description:

Vanishment, new work featured by Vermont artist Janet Van Fleet, will be on view at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery from April 2 through June 28, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 4, 4-7 PM. The exhibit explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

Time: 4/2/19 8:00am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jun
7
2019
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Jun
29
2019

In-Sight Photography Annual Student Exhibition

In-Sight Photography Annual Student Exhibition
Description:

Stop by In-Sight Photography Project for the opening night of our Student Annual Exhibition during Brattleboro Gallery Walk. Art will be displayed all month in the tiny gallery. Come support our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 participants and all of the great work they have been creating!

Time: 6/7/19 5:30pm - 6/29/19 5:00pm
Location: 183 Main Street, Ste. 3, Brattleboro
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
Apr
29
2019
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Jul
10
2019

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young
Description:


April 29-July 10, 2019
Artist Reception Thursday, May 23, 5-7pm

Ann Young’s interest lies in realism, especially of people, fascinated by the almost limitless variations afforded by the human condition and the same basic emotions shared by humanity. Rather than light and dark in a literal sense, these paintings consider the good and bad sides of human nature. People rain down terror and destruction on one another and at the same time are loving and considerate. Young explains, “This collection tries to sort things out, the good and bad that resides in all people, including myself.”

Young was raised in Illinois and Nebraska but has lived her adult life in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. From her first job illustrating the varmints of the Nebraska plains, through her stint as an illustrator for The Center For Northern Studies, to her abstract closeups of pond vegetation and the shells of crustaceans, she has looked to nature for inspiration. She spent years in a fruitful career making miniature animal and figure porcelain figurines for the wholesale craft market. An interest in large wooden sculpture occupied several years culminating in large scale gallery installations, combining the large cedar sculptures with the miniature porcelain figures. Young now devotes all her time with studies of people, in portrait and social interactions, enjoying the exquisite hues and textures which oil on canvas allows.

Time: 4/29/19 9:00am - 7/10/19 11:59pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
15
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to announce the artist opening and reception for "Lyell Castonguay: Tributes," an exhibition of woodblock prints Saturday, June 15, 5-7 pm. The show continues through July 28, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for July 14, 5 pm.

Castonguay is co-founder, along with Carand Burnet, of BIG INK, a unique, travelling, nationally recognized woodblock printmaking partnership providing audiences an opportunity to create large - up to 8 feet - hand pulled woodcuts.

Castonguay’s woodblock prints invoke disparate influences including Japanese ukiyo-e, the naturalist works of Audubon and the expressionism of Baskin. He fills his paracosm with familiar animals made beholden with human emotions. Being a birder himself, most of his images are avian or strangely bird-like, bold personalities seemingly at odds with each subject’s intrinsic wildness. The artist’s distorted narratives often incorporate covert references to environmental decline, natural resource commodification, and displacement.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Regular gallery hours: Wed. - Mon., 11-5.

Time: 6/15/19 5:00pm - 7/28/19 7:00pm
Location: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Jun
11
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Morning Classes

Morning Classes
Description:

Come move with us! A variety of dance and movement classes are offered each weekday morning in the Pillow's Ruth St. Denis Studio. Classes are open to participants of all experience levels including beginners, ages 16+

  • Monday: Pilates with Sean P. Gallagher
  • Tuesday: Ballet with Ian Spencer Bell
  • Wednesday: Modern with Ryoko Kudo (June 3-July 10)
  • Wednesday: Modern with Adam H. Weinert (July 17-August 21)
  • Thursday: Zumba with Ilana Siegal
  • Friday: Hip-Hop with Shakia Johnson (June & August)
  • Friday: African Dance with Truth Hunter (July)
Time: 6/11/19 8:00am - 8/23/19 9:00am
Location: Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223, Outside Vermont
Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In
Description:

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

Time: 6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Apr
15
2019
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Oct
25
2019

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections
Description:

Showcasing items from the Vermont Historical Society collections spanning the Civil War to World War II, visitors can examine how posters have been an important part of the wartime effort, for everything from recruitment to support on the homefront. In a pre-digital world, inspiring artwork and pithy phrases were a key way the United States government could boost patriotism and gain material support. Viewing these posters alongside each other allows you to see similarities and differences as that messaging evolved over a century.

History Center exhibits are open Monday-Friday & Second Saturdays, 9am-4pm. Admission is by donation.

Location: Vermont History Center, Barre
May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow
Description:

Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jun
1
2019
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Dec
31
2019

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)
Description:

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.

Location: Museum of Everyday Life, Glover