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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Jul
21
2019

SolarFest

SolarFest

A day-long celebration of renewable energy and sustainable living -- SolarFest'19 includes over 25 workshops in renewable energy & transportation; green buildings; farming & food; music & arts; and sustainable living & activism. We are proud to have keynote speaker Dr. Edward Cameron sharing insights about the latest progress on global climate justice initiatives.

The stage this year features musical performances by the Gaslight Tinkers (including an extra kids’ set), Chicago Afro Beat Project, and Rio Mira, plus the Mowgli Bluegrass Trio and the return of Freddi Shehadi and friends.

Renewable Energy Education Through the Arts since 1995, with great food, drink and the most enjoyable conversations.

7/21/19 10:00am - 10:00pm

Earth Sky Time Community Farm 1547 Main St., Manchester Center

Jul
21
2019

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro Music is widely recognized as the leading center for advanced professional training in music. Described by The New Yorker as "the classical world's most coveted retreat," it is where the concept of having master artists play together with exceptional young professionals was born. Under the artistic direction of pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, musicians share the inspired results of their intensive chamber-music collaborations in open rehearsals and weekend concerts from July 13 to August 11, 2019 on the campus of Marlboro College. Each week, groups who feel that they have achieved especially successful results recommend their works for performance. As a result of this dynamic scheduling process, concert repertoire or personnel are announced one week in advance. Audiences share in a spirit of discovery, experiencing exciting young musicians and hearing insightful interpretations of chamber music masterworks and unfamiliar pieces played with great passion and joy.

7/21/19 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro

Jul
21
2019

Back Roads Readings

Back Roads Readings

Poets Deborah Warren and Rachel Hadas read from their work. Reception and book signing follows the reading held on the beautiful grounds of the Old Stone House Museum. This is the second in an annual series of three readings on Sundays in July and August. To find out more about each poet and our series visit our website at www.backroadsreadings.com.

7/21/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Brownington Congregational Church, Orleans

Jul
21
2019

Constellations

Constellations

Physicist Marianne meets beekeeper Roland at a party. They go for a drink … or perhaps they don’t. Marianne’s engaged … or perhaps Roland is married. Or maybe they’re both single. Nick Payne’s smash Broadway hit play (in which Jake Gyllenhaal played Roland) takes this chance encounter between two lost souls and opens the door to the infinite possibilities of their relationship. Breathlessly navigating through the spellbinding and romantic journey of being in love, Constellations looks at how the tiniest change in the detail of our lives can lead us on completely different paths.

“This play shimmers with the concentration of two actors working together to keep each moment fresh and new.” – Seven Days

Tickets start at $20, Seniors 20% off, Students $10.

7/21/19 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
21
2019

Vermont Suitcase Company at Pentangle Arts

Vermont Suitcase Company at Pentangle Arts

Vermont Suitcase Company tours live, active theater to Vermont towns. We bring community people together to laugh with us and with each other.

Come delight in our adapted Moliere, The Doctor and the Dowry. The miserly merchant Signor Buccio is desperate to marry off his daughter Alessandra to the well-matched Visconte de Luca, but her grave (and completely fabricated) illness has gotten in the way. Alessandra dreams of running away with the handsome servant boy, Fabrizio, but Fabrizio’s swindling sister Colombina plans to rob the old man and flee to Sicily once and for all. Will Dr. Tartaglia’s herbal concoctions actually kill the perfectly healthy Alessandra? Will Pedrolino manage to tunnel into Buccio Manor in time? The Vermont Suitcase Company is here on their summer tour, so come find out for yourself!

7/21/19 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock

Jul
21
2019

Folk Concert at Old West Church

Folk Concert at Old West Church

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm, the 21st Annual Folk Music Concert celebrates master folk musician Pete Sutherland and his Posse, Vermont's own trad-roots power trio! Composed of acclaimed musician Pete, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete's Posse never fails to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies adding color to the Posse's sonic landscape. Joining Deb and Pete are fiddler Jane Oxnard, native of Northumberland, England, VSO cellist John Dunlop and violin/fiddler Laura Markowitz.
General admission is $20 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.

The annual folk concert has been organized by singer Deb Flanders in honor of her great-aunt Helen Hartness Flanders, an internationally recognized ballad collector and authority on folk music found in New England and in the British Isles.
For more information contact Deb Flanders at debflanders@comcast.net or call 802-233-1015

7/21/19 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Old West Church, Calais

Jul
21
2019

Live Well, Die Well Book Talk

Live Well, Die Well Book Talk

Join Kimberly C. Paul for a conversation about her book, Bridging the Gap. Paul will share personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Through storytelling, Paul seeks to move beyond the current standards of what death has come to mean in our culture. It is Paul's hope that Bridging The Gap will empower people to design their death to reflect people's values and personalities. Death is not a final destination but a transcendental beginning.

7/21/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common Street, Chester

Jul
21
2019

The Farm to Ballet Project @ Shelburne Farms

The Farm to Ballet Project @ Shelburne Farms

Enjoy this full-length ballet that reinterprets classical ballet to tell the story of a Vermont farm from Spring to Fall. Played live by our very own string sextet!

Bring a picnic or purchase farm fresh food to enjoy during the performance. Come early to explore the farm and other activities.

$20 General admission. Kids 12 and under are free. With Advanced purchase. 1/2 of every ticket sold goes to the farm for regenerative projects. Help us reach our goal of $100,000 raised for farms.

7/21/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Shelburne Farm 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne

Jul
21
2019

Film: Echo in the Canyon

Film: Echo in the Canyon

A look at how musical groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists’ creations reverberated across the world.

Directed by Andrew Slater.

7/21/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Community Tile Making with Brigitta Varadi

Community Tile Making with Brigitta Varadi

Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Free for members of BCA and Shelburne Farms

Join Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms’ artist-in-residence Brigitta Varadi for a community tile making project inspired by the restoration of historic tiles at the Inn at Shelburne Farms. Families and visitors can help Brigitta craft some of the 3,000 ceramic tiles that will be featured in her upcoming exhibition at BCA Center in February 2020. While creating tiles, join a larger discussion about the land, sustainability, craft, and re-discovered traditions.

Brigitta Varadi’s research-based artist residency and workshops are a partnership between Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms. Combining the missions of both organizations, the artist will lead conversations about social and cultural issues impacting the Vermont landscape and its community, culminating in a BCA Center exhibition in 2020.

7/20/19 10:00am - 7/21/19 1:00pm

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

WESTMINSTER GARDEN TOUR 2019

WESTMINSTER GARDEN TOUR 2019

Please join us for the 18th Annual Westminster Garden Tour 2019 to be held the weekend of July 20-21, featuring the gardens of Gordon and Mary Hayward, Cyndy Fine of Genius Loci and the Laughlin Family Farm (in Putney.) The Garden Tour is the major fundraising event for Westminster Cares and all proceeds from the event go to supporting our healthy aging programs and services.

Featured this year are the stone sculptures of Miles Chapin. “Dwelling in Stone –A collaboration of stone sculpture and landscape design” is a solo show of 5 new sculptures set throughout the “rooms” of the Hayward’s Garden.

Special Events during the Tour:
Saturday 7/20 1:30pm
Walking Talk by Caitlin Adair
“How to be Kind to the Earth in Your Backyard” In the gardens of Caitlin Adair, of the Living Earth Action Group, (L.E.A.G.) Included with your ticket purchase.

Saturday 7/20 3:00pm
Personal Tour of their gardens with the Haywards.
Additional fee required.

Sunday 7/21 10:30am
Walking Tour by Caitlin Adair

Sunday 7/21 1:00pm Sculpture Tour
Tour the stone sculptures installed throughout the Hayward’s Gardens with Miles Chapin, artist. Mileschapin.com Included with your ticket purchase.

There is also a Garden Tour Raffle with over 10 fabulous prizes including a hand-made quilt created and donated by Ann Ashcroft; garden supplies such as a rain barrel urn and mobile caddy for tools; and many wonderful gift certificates and items donated by local artisans and businesses. Tickets can be purchased prior to the Tour from Board Members
or from the office in the Westminster Institute. Lunch and refreshments will be served all day in the “garden café” at the Haywards along with unique plants for sale from Morning Star Perennials. For more information or to purchase early-bird discounted tickets, please visit our website: www.westminstercares.org or call the office, 722-3607.

7/20/19 10:00am - 7/21/19 3:00pm

3534 Route 5, Westminster

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Constellations

Constellations

Nick Payne’s smash Broadway hit play takes a chance encounter between two lost souls and opens the door to the infinite possibilities of their relationship. Breathlessly navigating through the spellbinding and romantic journey of being in love, Constellations looks at how the tiniest change in the detail of our lives can lead us on completely different paths.

7/20/19 7:30pm - 7/21/19 4:30pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Great Vermont Plein Air Festival

Great Vermont Plein Air Festival

The 12th annual great Vermont Plein Air Festival is coming up!
- Artists painting in the great outdoors
- Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20, 9 am to 5 pm

Meet and talk with the artists! Artists working in various mediums converge on Historic Waitsfield Village to paint during this annual event and are always willing to talk about their work. “Paint the River, Paint the Covered Bridge, Paint the Historic Village” is the theme for this year’s festival.

Festival headquarters and the two day Festival Sidewalk Art Sale are located on Bridge Street in the center of the Waitsfield Village. Numerous activities and the Children’s Plein Air on Saturday make for a fun time for all. The Plein Air Festival takes place rain or shine.

Interested artists, please visit valleyartsvt.com/events for registration information.

7/20/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 5:00pm

20 Bridge Street(in the alley), Waitsfield

Jun
8
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground pays tribute to the devotion of the faithful and its continuity from the Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland with a series of paintings, pastels, photographs, sculpture, and accompanying Irish poetry.
Artist Gaal Shepherd has spent 34 years exploring the nooks and crannies of the island searching for sacred prehistoric sites, which has taken her to some of the most remote and desolate places in Ireland.
The opening reception for this exhibit is June 14 at 5:00 pm.

6/8/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

“Black Fortunes” with Shomari Wills at The Clemmons Family Farm

“Black Fortunes” with Shomari Wills at The Clemmons Family Farm

Acclaimed Brooklyn journalist and author Shomari Wills, a Lynton Book Writing Fellow of Columbia University, is bringing the stories of African-American slaves-turned-millionaires to the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Wills will read selections from his book Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires. The author will engage in a discussion session with the audience, followed by a book signing on Saturday, July 20 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the historic Barn House located at 2213-2158 Greenbush Rd. Charlotte, VT. The Black Fortunes event kicks off the Clemmons Family Farm’s 2019 Humanities Speakers’ Series, “To Sing of Common Things: Making a Way Out of No Way.” The series, extending to October, will feature five other notable African-American authors and storytellers, and is offered to encourage meaningful community conversations about African-American history and how it relates to present times. The events will be moderated by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant. She is the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Vermont.

To ensure the high quality of the interactions with the speaker, seating at the Clemmons Family Farm is limited to a maximum of 40 people and pre-registration is required through Eventbrite.

A second book signing event with Wills will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m in Downtown Burlington at Pizzeria Verità restaurant located at 156 St Paul St, Burlington, VT. Pre-registration to this event is not required. Admission to both events is free and donations to the Clemmons Family Farm are encouraged. The Flying Pig bookstore will be on hand for participants to purchase autographed copies of the books at both events.

Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte

Jun
8
2019
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Jul
22
2019

Hallowed Ground- In search of Ireland’s Unworldly Sites. Gaal Shepoherd

Hallowed Ground- In search of Ireland’s Unworldly Sites. Gaal Shepoherd

Sites that were once sacred ground to the Druids and other pagans who inhabited Ireland in pre-history times are still there, if you look hard enough. Many have been transmogrified over the centuries into holy Christian places often visited by current-day Irish people seeking spiritual help. Vermont artist Gaal Shepherd has spent the past 30 years traveling around Ireland, disturbing farmers with questions, taking photographs, painting landscapes, visiting these often spooky and remote, always dramatic and spectacular sites, and talking endlessly with Irish men and women about their heritage. The result is Hallowed Ground, an exhibition of her paintings, pastels and sculpture, as well as her photographs accompanied by the poems of a broad collection of Irish poets, past and present, who comment on the ancient sites and their significance.

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
11
2019
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Jul
27
2019

DIG Written & Directed by Theresa Rebeck

DIG Written & Directed by Theresa Rebeck

A new play from the author of DOWNSTAIRS

A dying plant shop in a dying urban neighborhood receives a visitor from the past: Meghan, the neighborhood screw-up, whose suicide attempt followed a terrible tragedy. Roger, the store owner, wants nothing to do with this situation, but Meghan is improbably clinging to life. Can a soul beyond saving be saved? A play about courage, redemption and photosynthesis.

Dorset Theatre Festival Resident Playwright Theresa Rebeck (Broadway’s 2018 Bernhardt/Hamlet), has developed more than six productions at the Festival that have gone on to other stages around the country, including 2017’s Downstairs starring Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, which ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in fall 2018. The Most Broadway-Produced Female Playwright of Our Time, Rebeck returns to Dorset on the heels of the new spy thriller, 355 (with Jessica Chastain’s production company Freckle Films), for which she penned the script, having sold at the Cannes Film Festival market last spring.

DIG has received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award to support the world premiere production at Dorset Theatre Festival. Piloted in 2006 with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards give plays in development extended rehearsal periods for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to non-profit theatres for 393 new plays to date. The Edgerton Foundation was awarded the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.

7/11/19 7:30pm - 7/27/19 10:00pm

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Stowe Arts Week 2019 - Presented by the Stowe Arts and Culture Council

Stowe Arts Week 2019 - Presented by the Stowe Arts and Culture Council

The Stowe Arts and Culture Council proudly presents Stowe Arts Week 2019.

Long known as the “Ski Capital of the East,” this summer Stowe will be the epicenter of the arts when the Stowe Arts and Culture Council presents its second annual, Arts Week 2019. Running from July 20 through July 28, 2019. This celebration brings together local artists, performers, and art lovers to showcase Stowe’s rich arts community and deep connection to the arts. Events will take place all over town, encouraging patrons to experience the artists, the community, and the breathtaking landscape of Stowe.

A sampling of the many events planned is listed here:

Saturday, July 20:
● 4pm – 6pm: ​Exposed. Outdoor Sculpture Opening Festival. ​Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street. ​FREE.
● 7pm: ​Judy Collins in Concert. ​Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive. ​$.
● 7:30pm: ​The Diary of Anne Frank. ​Stowe Theatre Guild, Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main Street.​$.
● 8pm: Lawn Opens, Movie starts at dusk (9:00). ​Saturday Night Cinema on the Lawn. FREE.

Sunday, July 21:
● 12pm - 9pm: ​Weekends on the Green - Family food and games. ​Spruce Peak Village Center. ​FREE.
● 4:30pm Contemporary Service. ​Taryn Noelle, featured soloist. ​Stowe Community Church, 137 Main Street. ​FREE.
● 7pm – 9pm (gates open at 5:30pm). ​Music in the Meadow: Bumper Jacksons ​Stowe Performing Arts, Trapp Family Lodge. ​FREE.

Monday, July 22:
● 6pm: ​Peter Miller, Photographer. ​Join the artist at the Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond Street. FREE.
● 6pm: ​Staged reading of EIGHT NIGHTS. ​Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1189 Cape Cod Road. ​DONATION FOR HIAS.

Tuesday, July 23:
● 10:30am – 11:30am. ​Get Colorful: Tie-Dying Event with The Recycle and Repurpose Artist Cooperative LLC. ​Stowe Parks & Recreation, 336 Park Street. ​FREE.
● 6pm -7pm. ​The Ukululus​– Gazebo Concert. Stowe Performing Arts, 90 Pond Street. ​FREE.

Wednesday, July 24:
● 3pm – 4:30pm: ​Watercolor Hike at_Kirchner Woods. ​Stowe Land Trust, Taber Hill Road. Meet at Kirchner Woods. ​FREE.
● 7pm – 9pm: ​Film: Sammy Davis Junior, I’ve Gotta Be Me: ​Stowe Jewish Film Festival, at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive. ​$.

Thursday, July 25:
● 9am - 3pm: ​Stan Marc Wright and his Art School in Brownsville. ​Stowe Historical Society, 90 School Street. ​FREE.
● 12pm - 9pm: ​Weekends on the Green - Artisan Market. ​Spruce Peak Village Center. ​FREE.
● 2pm-3pm: ​The Met Opera Encore in HD: La Boheme (Puccini). ​Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive. ​$.
● 5pm – 8pm. ​Art on Park ​featuring S​ cott Forrest. ​Stowe Vibrancy, Park Street. ​FREE.
● 12pm – 8pm: ​Warren Miller Film Festival: ​Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, 1 South Main Street. ​FREE.

Friday, July 26:
● 5pm – 6:30pm: ​Exploring Water Exhibition Reception. ​Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive. ​FREE.
● 5pm – 7pm: ​Stowe Gallery Walkabout. ​Pick up map and begin at any of these galleries: Helen Day Art Center, Northwood Gallery, Robert Paul Galleries, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery, Stowe Craft Remarkable Home, West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park. FREE.

Saturday, July 27:
● 4pm - 6pm: ​Photographers Workroom Reception. ​2313 West Hill Road. ​FREE.
● 8:15pm: ​Family Night in the Park. ​How To Train Your Dragon, The Hidden World​.
Memorial Park, 336 Park Street. ​FREE.

Sunday, July 28:
● 9:30am Traditional Service. ​Featuring Grand Piano and Pipe Organ duets. ​Stowe Community Church, 137 Main Street. ​FREE.

The ​Stowe Arts and Culture Council​ (SACC) is a group of Stowe community members, organizations, and business representatives who gather regularly to collaborate and plan to further the vibrancy and attractiveness of Stowe as an inspiring place to live and visit, with the promotion of Stowe as a global center of the arts at the core of its mission.

For further information on these events and more, check the SACC website, stoweartsandculture.org or stoweartsweek.org. Or call: 802-253-8358

7/20/19 4:00pm - 7/28/19 10:30am

Various, Stowe

Jun
15
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes

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.

6/15/19 5:00pm - 7/28/19 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Jul
11
2019
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Jul
28
2019

CABARET

CABARET

CABARET is hailed as “One of the Great Broadway Musicals of all Time – an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece!” (Time Out)  Kander & Ebb’s Tony-Award Winning classic comes to Lost Nation Theater, transformed into an “in-the-round” performance space, July 11-28, in the theater’s accessible home within Montpelier City Hall! Explore the dark, heady, & tumultuous life in Berlin, as Germany yields to the emerging Third Reich. Love, humor, sex, politics, transcendent music and Fosse-inspired Dance!
 
Lost Nation Theater’s production features the choreography of Taryn Noelle and is directed by Tim Tavcar.

Tickets are $35 Friday & Saturday Evenings; $25 Thursdays & Sundays. (Preview Thursday July 11 is just $15.)  Students & seniors 65+ receive a $5 discount. 
(Youth, 11 & under, are $15 Fri/Sat; and $10 Thurs/Sun)
For more information and tickets call 802-229-0492 or go to https://lostnationtheater.org/

7/11/19 7:30am - 7/28/19 10:00pm

Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier

Jul
12
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Brighton Beach Memoirs

The most popular American playwright in history was, easily, Neil Simon, and comedic master's best play, according to many critics, gets a revival at Oldcastle Theatre as the company presents "Brighton Beach Memoirs" opening Friday July 12th.
Fifteen year old Eugene, modeled on Simon himself, is preoccupied with sex, and the Yankees, a writer-to-be, an alternately perplexed and perceptive observer, and our narrator and guide to life in the Jerome family. The play is set in September of 1937, late in the depression, the Jeromes have relatives living with them, and life is by no means easy. But as the playwright portrays it, it is neither miserable no pitiful. The Jeromes are troubled: there is illness, unemployment, poverty, deep resentments and foreboding signs of World War II. Yet the family meets challenges with such enormous spirit, dignity and vigor that life---at once humorous and poignant---is something to celebrate.
Performances
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees Thursday, Sunday and First Saturday at 2 pm

331 Main St., Bennington

Jul
21
2019
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Aug
3
2019

Summer Intensive Training in Puppetry

Summer Intensive Training in Puppetry

Sandglass Theater offers a two-week intensive workshop in Puppet Theater. This program is for puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers and writers who want to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet.

Sandglass Theater offers a two-week intensive workshop in Puppet Theater. This program is for puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers and writers who want to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet.

7/21/19 9:00am - 8/3/19 7:00pm

Sandglass Theater, Putney

Jun
1
2019
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Aug
4
2019

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

West Branch Gallery is proud to present the emotive, nostalgic pigment prints of Jim Westphalen.
One can visit the same scene many times and feel different emotions each time. Why? Jim captures the fleeting light play which changes hourly, daily, seasonally, and brings us personally into the landscape and deep into our memories.
The images in this body of work were very deliberately planned and created with a particular type of light in mind, thus telling a very particular story within each image.
Inspired by painters Andrew Wyeth, A. Hale Johnson and Edward Hopper, Westphalen creates imagery in which weather, light and composition come together with a painter’s eye. These transportive images take us to a place of escape, renewing an appreciation for this beautiful land that we call Vermont.

6/1/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
9
2019
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Aug
4
2019

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight : New paintings by Helen Shulman and Kevin Kearns
Two artists are featured in the main gallery with new works that share dramatic color palettes with very different outcomes.

Kevin Kearns' landscapes come from a place where memory, reality and imagination are combined. They are atmospheric, sensual and continue to evolve overtime, allowing us, the viewer, to enter into a splice of his world. Having immersed himself in the business of art direction in film and 2-d work for many years, his vast experience and curiosity with composition, structure and color earned Kearns a Lions award from the Cannes Film Festival and an Emmy nomination.

Helen Shulman often starts her paintings with a landscape underpainting. The initial concept is then abstracted by layers of cold wax, oil paints; then sanded, scraped to reveal complex relationships of color, form, geometry. As if one stopped on the road to look closely at the shadow and light play at one’s feet, Shulman’s paintings bring the viewer deeply into the sensation of nature. Shulman’s work is exhibited widely and in the collections of Dana Farber Institute and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park represents the regions finest contemporary artists. The thoughtful selection and exhibition of art, and a respect for artists and collectors are gallery hallmarks. The gallery provides an inviting space for visitors to experience art in their own way.

6/9/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jul
12
2019
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Aug
13
2019

Photographers Workroom

Photographers Workroom

Now in their second year - Photographers Workroom is a community of artists who are committed to using their cameras as a means of personal creative expression. By letting go of the need to craft the perfectly balanced image, we focus on the joy and process of creation through story-telling and portfolio development.

Fridays: 3 - 6 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 1 - 5 pm
Reception (open to the public): Saturday, July 27: 4 - 6 pm

7/12/19 3:00pm - 8/13/19 5:00pm

Art Barn at Comfort Farm - 2313 West Hill Road, Stowe

Jun
27
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Then and Now

Then and Now

Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrates its 35th anniversary with THEN AND NOW, an exhibition featuring the works of 20th century plein air landscape painters, and contemporary artists who follow, literally, in their footsteps. The exhibit includes 30 paintings by masters of the Vermont landscape, and the works of 30 artists who returned to the locations they painted, over a period of a year.
The resulting exhibit features 120 paintings, installed in groups according to location, that spans over 100 years of painting.

6/27/19 11:00am - 9/2/19 5:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Jul
13
2018
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Sep
6
2019

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.

In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.

OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk

7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

May
25
2019
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Oct
13
2019

Human Nature/Nature Human

Human Nature/Nature Human

Figurative and narrative oil paintings by Deborah Brown and Mark Barry

May 25 through October 13, Saturdays & Sundays 12–5 pm

Deborah Brown's paintings focus on a lone female character, fearlessly nude, striding through a variety of natural settings, posing the questions: Do we understand the female as source of power? ..or do we reject female strength at face value? The figures are both recognizable and utterly strange.

Mark Barry's work reveals the human nature that is revealed in a flash, a glance, a second in time; moments that are not often recorded but when captured in paint on canvas provide poignant recognition of the humor, warmth, and universality of everyday experience.

The Bundy Modern, a Bauhaus modern architectural gem in the woods, is located at 361 Bundy Rd, Waitsfield, just 2 miles south of town off Route 100. The building is spectacular in true modern style with all structural elements visible:  walls of glass, brick parapets, massive wooden beams and Vermont slate floors. The renovation has resulted in a versatile space that will carry the building and its history forward in to its next half century.

5/25/19 12:00pm - 10/13/19 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

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.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Jul
14
2019
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Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

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

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.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

May
11
2019
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Dec
1
2019

Malcolm Morley

Malcolm Morley

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by British-born American artist Malcolm Morley at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Hailed internationally as a pioneering figure of his generation, Morley was a founder of Super-Realism, which developed as a counterpoint to Pop Art in the 1960s. He is also remembered as an artist who deliberately broke away from the stylistic innovations which brought him this initial fame. Over a career spanning sixty years, Morley’s practice continually evolved, his paintings becoming ever more colorful, expressive and distinctive. This exhibition includes approximately 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper created between 1964 and 2016 from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. 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.

5/11/19 11:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation, Reading

May
11
2019
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Dec
1
2019

Made in Vermont

Made in Vermont

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. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Arista Alanis, Steve Budington, Clark Derbes, Jason Galligan-Baldwin and Sarah Letteney, this show spotlights artists who live and work in Vermont. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. 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.

5/11/19 11:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation, Reading

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)

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.

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover