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Jan
18
2019

Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint
Description:

Sip & Paint

January 18, 2019 – 6:30 @ The Festival Gallery at Valley Arts

Artist, Helen Issackedes will lead us in a fun painting session. All supplies are provided you just need to bring a good sense of humor and a sip. Lots of of fun for the non-artist or those who know there way around the canvas. $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members.
More information at Valley Arts – 802-496-6682 / www.valleyartsvt.com

Time: 1/18/19 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, Waitsfield
Jan
18
2019

Mark Padmore, Tenor; Paul Lewis, Piano

Mark Padmore, Tenor; Paul Lewis, Piano
Description:

The art song “dream team” (New York Times) of British tenor Mark Padmore and compatriot pianist Paul Lewis comes to Middlebury with a stunning program of German lieder, including selections by Brahms, Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. “Music making of the highest order by two accomplished individuals who, when working together, create a force to be reckoned with.”—Classical Music Sentinel. A Performing Arts Series and Nelson Series event, made possible with additional support from Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) members Marny and Rob Lichtenstein. Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 Public/$25 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17.

Time: 1/18/19 7:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, Middlebury
Jan
18
2019

Ana Tijoux & Flor de Toloache

Ana Tijoux & Flor de Toloache
Description:

Double bill performance!

Tijoux made her mark as a fiercely political rapper in 1990s Chile with international hits like “1977,” featured on the TV series Breaking Bad. In the past five years, she has emerged as a sonorous, persuasive balladeer in the tradition of Violeta Para and Mercedes Sosa. Her latest album, Roja y Negro, mixes the classic Latin American songbook with originals.

The Latin Grammy-winning, all-female, multinational band Flor de Toloache infuses classic Mexican mariachi and ranchero with bursts of hip hop, soul, jazz and salsa, and are about as much fun as it gets.

Time: 1/18/19 8:00pm
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH 03755, Outside Vermont
Jan
17
2019
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Jan
19
2019

National Theatre "Barber Shop Chronicles"

National Theatre "Barber Shop Chronicles"
Description:

Zipping between Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and London, this flamboyant musical feast by the UK’s preeminent theater company captures the heart and soul of the barber shop as a place for men of Africa and the African diaspora to gather and talk—with some hair-trimming on the side. With a punchy, truth-telling script by Nigerian-born poet/playwright Inua Ellams, barbers and their customers joke, squabble, tell tall tales and (of course) discuss soccer—all the while raising profound issues of migration, race, masculinity and fatherhood. The 12 bustling actors use bursts of song, chant and movement to engineer transitions from one country and character to another.

Contains adult language and a moment of partial nudity.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Time: 1/17/19 7:00pm - 1/19/19 11:59pm
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH 03755, Outside Vermont
Dec
7
2018
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Jan
20
2019

Show 29

Show 29
Description:

The Front celebrates the opening of SHOW 29, on Friday, December 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. The exhibition, running December 7 through January 20, will feature recent work of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception is free and open to the public, with live music from Jay Saffran.

Gallery Hours: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.

For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com.
Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877.
The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 12/7/18 4:00pm - 1/20/19 5:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jan
7
2019
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Jan
25
2019

January Afterschool Arts Intensive: With visiting artist, Eliza Amber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glen Coburn Hutcheson presents LEFT at Local 64.

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

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

Art in the Cafe at Hunger Mountain Co-op

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

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

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

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

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

Endangered Alphabets - Works by Tim Brookes

Endangered Alphabets - Works by Tim Brookes
Description:

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

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

Time: 1/4/19 8:00am - 2/1/19 5:00pm
Location: Vermont State House Cafeteria, Montpelier
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Tectonic Industries

Tectonic Industries
Description:

Tectonic Industries is a collaborative art partnership based in Portland, Maine, comprised of Danish artist, Lars Boye Jerlach, and British artist, Helen Stringfellow. Through sculpture, wall mounted instructional videos, physical surveys, and interactive activities that engage visitors, Tectonic Industries examine the artifice inherent within the creation of the modern myths and belief systems in popular culture. In Dreams Can Come True, the artists present a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams.” Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build/leave in the gallery. Interactive and engaging, while balancing wry amusement with philosophical reflection, Dreams Can Come True, explores the impossibility of our collective, endless search for concrete answers and endeavor for self-improvement.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human
Description:

Becoming Human is an intermedia exhibition seeking to identify and dissolve barriers between human and wild in the Anthropocene. In the three-channel video and sound installation The Air Connects Us, two dancers can be followed as they navigate Shanghai’s bustling streets, urban forests and massive industrial sites in search of connections to wild. During the exhibit, Jennings will present a live duet, Sea Inside Our Skin, rooted in the Chinese maxim “飲水思源 (drink the water, remember its source). This duet invites the audience to witness how breath and water nourishes, propels and changes us from within. Project VT: Pauline Jennings' Becoming Human was directed by Double Vision choreographer and co-Artistic Director Pauline Jennings. Becoming Human is a collaboration with Double Vision’s Calvin Aham and Joshua Lacourse (movement), Sean Clute (music composition), Jessica Gomula (video direction), Allen Hahn (cinematography), Jack B. Du (photography) and Amy Nielson (costume consulting).

Project Vermont is a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

“Sea Inside Our Skin” was made possible in part with a research and development residency and support by Vermont Performance Lab with support from the Vermont Community Foundation.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jan
8
2019
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Feb
15
2019

"Something Dear" - Photographer's Workroom

"Something Dear" - Photographer's Workroom
Description:

Gallery’s Group Exhibitions Hallway will exhibit ”Something Dear” works of the Photographers Workroom through February 15, 2019. The workroom is a study in project creation and portfolio development. Emphasis is on photography as process and practice, and using cameras as a way of seeing. Artist’s exhibiting their work include Nancy Banks, Christie Carter, Kay Jostrand, Rosalind Daniels, Peggy Smith, Shapleigh Smith and Marcie Scudder.

Opening Reception – Thursday, January 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm for both exhibits.
With live piano music by Jim Thompson

Time: 1/8/19 12:00pm - 2/15/19 4:00pm
Location: T. W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jan
7
2019
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Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

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

Where Would We Bee?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
5
2019
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Feb
23
2019

Drawing Class

Drawing Class
Description:

Drawing Studio Workshop
Learn To Draw – Improve Your Drawing
Saturdays, January 5 – February 23, 2019 9am to noon
Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont

This class will teach you to draw, if you don’t know how or help improve your drawing if you do. We’ll focus on fundamental techniques and methods, helping you develop solid skills that will work for any subject, any medium.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to draw or to improve their drawing. Suitable for all levels of skill.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

We’ll spend the first 4 weeks working with pencil on paper. Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

In the second half of the class, we’ll introduce other black & white media – charcoal, pen, white “charcoal” and toned papers. And we’ll introduce more complex and complicated subjects.

At the end of eight weeks, you will have learned fundamental methods and techniques – along with the ability to observe – that will help you draw any subject

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: Taraden Media Barn, North Bennington
Jan
12
2019
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Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

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

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Jan
15
2019
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Feb
26
2019

Mountain Air - group exhibition

Mountain Air - group exhibition
Description:

Group exhibition featuring artists from Edgewater Gallery in Stowe
curated by Kelly Holt

On view at Edgewater Gallery: January 15 - February 26, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 2018 from 5-7pm

Artists: Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, TJ Cunningham, Jane Davies, Gary Hall, Rory Jackson, Rachel Moore, Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend.

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Mountain Air, a group exhibition on view from January 15th - February 26th, 2019 at Edgewater in Stowe features selections in many media - including kinetic sculpture, woodblock prints, glass sculpture and paintings featuring big sky landscapes to familiar mountain ranges in Vermont. The exhibition is a celebration of our landscape and cold, clean winds swiftly moving through wintry days. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 17th from 5-7pm.

Featured artists include: Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, TJ Cunningham, Rory Jackson, Rachel Moore, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend, among others. Artists are responding to the following statement:

Crisp, cold mountain air heightens the senses. Invigorating. Cleansing. Mountain air has the power to clear the mind. Mountain air whirls in the sky over peaks and tumbles down ridges and along rivers- stirring the birds, trees and adventurers in its path. In a winter storm, mountain air can bring all in its path from fury to stillness and snow cover.

For further information on the Mountain Air exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit our website edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe/.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Closed Mondays.

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Jan
18
2019
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Feb
28
2019

Artists to Watch 2019

Artists to Watch 2019
Description:

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

Time: 1/18/19 5:00pm - 2/28/19 5:00pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Jan
8
2019
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Mar
1
2019

Winter Juried Exhibit

Winter Juried Exhibit
Description:

This exhibit highlights an eclectic group of 26 local Vermont artists. Work includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber arts, and jewelry. The show brims with works by Barbara Bendix, Robert Chapala, Cindy Griffith, Kate Longmaid, A.S.McGuffin, Kenneth Saxe and Ann Young and many others. The exhibit was juried by Jurors for Mary Admasian, Elliott Bent and Linda Mirabile.

Opening Reception – Thursday, January 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm for both exhibits. With live piano music by Jim Thompson.

Time: 1/8/19 12:00pm - 3/1/19 4:00pm
Location: T. W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jan
5
2019
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Mar
2
2019

The Art of the Portrait

The Art of the Portrait
Description:

Valley Arts is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition of spectacular portraits by August Burns. The exhibition is a rare opportunity for the public to view paintings from this outstanding Vermont Artist. The paintings will be on view January 5 through March 2. A meet-the-artist reception is scheduled for January 6 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and is open to the public.

Information: 802-496-6682 or wwwvalleyartsvt.com
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
The Festival Gallery at Valley Arts - Village Square Shopping Center - Route 100 Waitsfield

Time: 1/5/19 12:00pm - 3/2/19 5:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, Waitsfield
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
Oct
30
2018
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Jun
1
2019

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies
Description:

October 30, 2018 – June 1, 2019
The T.W. Wood Gallery announces an exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s Master Copies.
Wood painted portraits across the US and Canada which lead to a European trip in 1858. Following fashion, Wood copied paintings in Europe to learn from the masters; such as Rembrandt and Turner. Wood made three additional trips and brought these paintings back to Vermont. In 19th Century Montpelier, these paintings were akin to an art history textbook, as many Americans wouldn’t have had access to European paintings. We invite you to visit the gallery, see these paintings’ scope, and explore how they differ from the originals.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier