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Monday, November 19, 2018

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Nov
17
2018
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20
2018

Film: THE HATE U GIVE

Film: THE HATE U GIVE Vermont Arts 2018
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Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie and Issa Rae. Directed by George Tillman Jr.

Time: 11/17/18 7:30pm - 11/20/18 9:40pm
Location: Pentangle Arts, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Aug
24
2018
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Nov
24
2018

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract
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Artist Ann Young Exhibits at Catamount Annex Gallery

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract, an exhibition of 39 abstract paintings based on the artist’s observation of the natural world, on view in the Catamount Arts Annex Gallery at the Bread and Butter Café in St. Johnsbury from August 25-November 24, 2018.

Young’s exuberantly colored abstract paintings are enlarged magnified images of common water plants found floating on the surface of May Pond near her home in Barton, Vermont—an artistic celebration of natural color and form. Paddling her kayak, she can see “all of the things that one expects to enjoy on a lovely autumn day. There are the hills, brilliant in their fall colors, the sparkling sky, a loon or maybe two.” But at the shallow end, when the kayak can go no further, Young rejoices in her discovery of water shields (Brasenia scherberi). These small aquatic plants can be found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, but here in Vermont in September and October, they put forth a vivid display of autumn color.

“The leaves are riddled with the trails of leaf miners and spots of decay,” Young writes, which “makes for a stunning array of color and pattern. As I paddle among them, I am dazzled and completely absorbed by the beauty to be found in an unlikely place in an unassuming little plant.” Contemplating every square inch of the surface as a study in abstract pattern and color, Young wondered "who needs art," before realizing that she was the one who needed art as a means “of conveying to other people what I have seen and rejoice in.”

Ann Young is an artist who paints in a variety of styles, but always with plenty of color. A 1969 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Young has taught at Lyndon State College and at the Vermont Clay Center, as well as presented workshops as part of the Vermont Artists in the Public Schools Program. She has exhibited widely—primarily at Soho20 Gallery in New York City, as well as at numerous venues in Vermont including Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury; the Fleming Museum, Burlington; the Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe; River Arts in Morrisville; Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury; T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier; Westbranch Gallery, Stowe; and Whitewater Gallery, East Hardwick. For more information on the artist and her work, see https://www.ann-young.com/about/.

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 is generally open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 8/24/18 12:00am - 11/24/18 12:00am
Location: Bread & Butter Cafe, Saint Johnsbury
Nov
5
2018
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Nov
26
2018

Intro to Capoeira!

Intro to Capoeira! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

4 Monday Evenings: November 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6:30-8pm. Tuition: $85
Located at River Arts in Morrisville. Call (802) 888-1261, visit RiverArtsVT.org, or email info@RiverArtsVT.org to reserve your space!

Physically immerse yourself in the techniques, culture, language, and traditions of Capoeira, as well as Forró (Brazilian partner dance), Samba (Brazilian dance), and Maculelê (dance with sticks). As students develop strength, flexibility, stamina, coordination, mind/body awareness, rhythm, and social skills through fighting, singing, dancing, and performing within the Brazilian cultural norms, they will grasp how Brazilians, as a group, act towards life. Consequently, they will form a connection between their own behavior, culture, and ethnicity and how it informs, many times unconsciously, their daily behavior. The classes I teach incorporate history, as well as, anthropological, scientific, philosophical, religious and gender studies as methods for analysis of one’s reflexive cultural behavior.

The art of Capoeira, invented by Brazilian slaves, is a complex amalgamation of fight, dance, and ritual. Considered one of the largest black resistance movements, capoeira was outlawed from 1890 to 1940 in what was the first constitution of the Brazilian Republic. As a forbidden movement, capoeira was practiced in secret until one capoeira master was able to bring it out of its fugitive status. The legendary Mestre Bimba (1900 -1974) invented a new style of capoeira, Capoeira Regional. As its savior, Bimba modernized capoeira and Brazilian President Getulio Vargas recognized him as an educator. Capoeira today is played in 150 countries throughout the world. The art was added to UNESCO's list of cultural manifestations respected as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 26, 2014.
Instructor Bio:
Fabio Nascimento – Professor Fuá

During the last twenty-eight years I have practiced the art of capoeira in its entirety. I have mastered the martial art, the tricks, and the dances. I have also mastered capoeira’s percussion instruments as well as the singing techniques and rituals. During the last fifteen years I have taught and performed for people in Brazil, Germany, and currently in the United States. I have lived in Vermont since 2009, and during this time I have introduced capoeira to over three thousand people. I have also founded a capoeira group, Jagube Capoeira. We’ve hosted two international events with two days of workshops, rituals, and dinners and the participation of more than three hundred people from Brazil, United States, Canada, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, and Israel. Jagube Capoeira Method: Developing Cultural Competence Through Capoeira.

Time: 11/5/18 6:30pm - 11/26/18 8:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
7
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Places I Love

Places I Love
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Places I Love is a memoir of paintings and photographs by artist Liz LeServiget. She chronicles her time spent living in Europe and the US in technicolor, including her current home in Montpelier. Artist's reception on Friday, 9/14/18 from 4:30-7 p.m.

Time: 9/7/18 4:30pm - 11/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
Oct
26
2018
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Dec
14
2018

Winging It

Winging It
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'WINGING IT': Eco-artist Melanie Brotz presents a series of Bird paintings using materials salvaged from the waste stream (aka trash). A Whimsical Owl section rounds out the show.

Discarded "canvases" including windows, mirrors, boards, and picture frames provided

Time: 10/26/18 9:00am - 12/14/18 4:30pm
Location: Montpelier City Hall Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
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Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous.
Curated by Dian Parker

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Nov
9
2018
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Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
15
2018
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Dec
28
2018

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski Vermont Arts 2018
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Main Street Arts presents:
Seeing It Through - The Artwork of Liz Guzynski
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: November 15th through December 28th

About Liz Guzynski
I have always been entranced by the beauty and strangeness of nature, and I believe that everything is alive and that consciousness permeates the web of being.

My job as an artist is to celebrate the world’s variety, complexity and fragility. I’m driven to combine the story-telling bias of illustration with the gestural language of painting and the pure emotion of colors in order to explore the kinship between all things and beings.

I began my art journey a bit late in life. After finishing a PhD, I found that academic life was not going to satisfy my internal creative howling. On a whim, I picked up an old box of Eagle Prismacolor pencils and started messing around. I loved not only the realistic effects, but also the meditative process of building slow, beautiful layers of color. I pursued pencils diligently for several years until I won the Colored Pencil Society of America’s highest honor in 2012.

Meanwhile, colored pencil spurred me to explore other art media. While studying botanical illustration at UNC-Chapel Hill, I discovered new tools — including watercolor, acrylics and inks — with which I could describe the exquisite life forms all around me.

Then, a summer workshop in egg tempera in Alstead, NH spiraled out of control, and I found myself living in an old Victorian house in Bellows Falls, joyfully creating theatrical magic with Main Street Arts, and discovering a whole new world of natural wonderment.

My portraits of plants and animals try to capture the sense of personhood we normally grant only to humans. For example, the Chickens in the Parlor series is a light-hearted way to demonstrate the deep subjectivity of other animals. Conversely, when I paint people, I try to lend them the same dignity and wisdom that I see in chickens and other critters.

My obsession with design has a couple of other outlets: sculptural beadwork; interior decorative painting; and gardening, which allows me to work with flora and fauna in yet another dimension.

Time: 11/15/18 5:30pm - 12/28/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Nov
9
2018
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Dec
28
2018

7Women, 7Walls

7Women, 7Walls Vermont Arts 2018
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An artist participating in the upcoming Spotlight Gallery show asked if there was a theme. The answer was "fill your wall with work you love." Seven artists will do just that in 7Women, 7Walls opening Friday, November 9. From fiber arts and collage to encaustic and found objects, the work spans the vast artistic landscape of Vermont.

Work by: 

Mary Admasian
Alisa Dworsky
Karen Henderson
Evie Lovett
Hannah Morris
Janet Van Fleet
Kristen M. Watson

Artists rectption Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 9 - Dec. 28. Gallery Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Calling first is recommended to ensure availability. 

 

Time: 11/9/18 8:30am - 12/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, 136 State St., Montpelier
Aug
21
2018
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Dec
31
2018

Growing Food, Growing Farmers

Growing Food, Growing Farmers Vermont Arts 2018
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Four years ago, Vermont Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos began fieldwork to explore the grass-roots food movement in Vermont. Sharrow described his early meetings with farmers in the Rutland area as revealing “the spokes on a wheel”, with the hub located at Boardman Hill Farm, where Greg and Gay Cox have lived and farmed for more than three decades.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is an intimate look at the expanding community of young farmers in Rutland County and the surrounding area. The exhibit showcases farmers, often with  their families, through large-format photographic portraits by Macaulay Lerman. Sharrow’s metaphor of the “wheel,”a central theme of the exhibit, is conveyed in the form of biographies and audio interview excerpts that complement the portraits of more than a dozen current and former farmers, many of whom trace some aspect of their agricultural trajectory to the Cox’s mentorship and generosity.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is the product of an ethnographic research approach: making visible the experiences of one community of farmers that exists within the larger network of local food production in Vermont.

OPENING RECEPTION: On September 7, 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.

Time: 8/21/18 10:00am - 12/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Nov
14
2018
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Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
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This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales Vermont Arts 2018
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Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

COLORFUL & CURVACEOUS: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Dales began making quilts in 1970 with a focus on geometric patterns, but soon evolved to fluid designs comprised of curved lines and lyrical shapes. When Dales discovered curves, the magic began, and her process now alternates between effortless and complex, utilizing layers of tracing paper to allow for the evolution of her design. For Dales, it is humbling to apply simple tools such as scissors, needle and thread to fabric and have the result be a thing of beauty, an expression of a vision, idea or fantasy. The grace of the curves merges with the richness of the fabric and creates an effect that never ceases to entice and enchant.

Dales has exhibited nationally and been featured in many prestigious museums, collections, and books including: the Clinton Presidential Library, The National Quilt Museum, The Vermont Governor’s Office Gallery, Shelburne Museum, Visions in San Diego, The Renwick Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum, The American Quilter’s Society Show and Museum, as well as been included in the book The 100 Best Quilts of The 20th Century. She has taught workshops in color and design internationally, as well as being a published author of her book on curved-seam piecing, Curves In Motion.

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8th, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

REMEMBRANCE: by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. Athena describes herself as a collector of second hand images – primarily ‘cabinet card’ portrait photography and figure studies from the late 19th – early 20th Century. “My imagination is continuously lured by the mystery of found photographs – ‘instant relatives’ discarded and forgotten in antique stores. It is as if these souls exist in limbo – simultaneously trapped yet saved within photography. By re-inventing the portrait, I aim to disjoint my subjects from an antiquated identity, allowing them to transcend the constraints of time and place.” – Athena Petra Tasiopoulos.

Nina Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. Dubois works in assemblage, flash poetry, painting, and collage in an effort to investigate history, text, and place. Real and imagined. Personal and political. “When I make something I am actively exploring issues from media, text, and the constructed environment, especially as it relates to women.”

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
15
2018
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Jan
13
2019

New England Now

New England Now
Description:

New England Now, Shelburne Museum’s inaugural exhibition in a curated biennial series featuring contemporary artists organized around thematic subject matters, will be on view from September 15, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

New England Now challenges the notion of the Northeast’s long-accepted stereotype as stagnant and quaint, and instead plumbs its evolving identities and complex beauty. Building upon scholarship on the visual construction of the region, this exhibition explores the contemporary landscape, capturing the changing environment. From disintegrating historic buildings and disappearing “virgin” land, New England Now reveals our evolving landscape.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne