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Aug
13
2018
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17
2018

Recycled, Upcycled & Wearable Art Camp

Recycled, Upcycled & Wearable Art Camp
Description:

WEARABLE ART
August 13th-17th
Ages 8-10
9:00am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)
Campers will examine the fashion industry and how ideas can emerge from anything they see. Students will kick off the week with a collaborative textiles creation to fine tune their sewing machine skills. They’ll use old clothing, fabric or thrift shop finds to recycle and create new clothing from their own designs. They’ll also design and create wearable art from recycled and found objects. Campers will wrap up a week of design with a mini fashion show of their own! All experience levels welcome!
Instructor: Brittney Sargent

Time: 8/13/18 9:00am - 8/17/18 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
13
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17
2018

Filmmaker's Workshop

Filmmaker's Workshop
Description:

FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP
August 13th-17th
Ages 11-17
9:00am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)
This workshop will encourage creative work among emerging and beginner filmmakers and celebrate their passion for film and movie making. Students will work with peers to develop a film of their own vision from start to finish. Participants will write their own scripts, create plotlines, take part in directing, acting, designing, editing and producing! They will uncover past and present films, analyze how these films capture viewers then examine how they can do the same.
Instructor: Joe Smith

Time: 8/13/18 9:00am - 8/17/18 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
13
2018
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17
2018

Vacation MakerCamp

Vacation MakerCamp
Description:

Vacation MakerCamp
Monday-Friday for ages 6-11
Choose 9-noon, noon-3 or 9-3, aftercare available until 530pm
Starting at $150
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.  
greenmountainperformingarts.org/makercamp.html
802-244-8600

Time: 8/13/18 9:00am - 8/17/18 3:00pm
Location: Green Mountain Performing Arts, 37 Commercial Drive, Waterbury
Aug
13
2018
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17
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Matthew Perry
This week we take risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual comfort zones. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with the elements. All the while making fires, sharpening axes and discovering unchartered water. A blacksmith forge will be set up for those who wish to bang some steel and create. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as visits from the State Police, Bennington EMTs and the North Bennington Volunteer Fire Department…all invited of course! Last year we dropped a TV from twenty-foot tree, this year, what will it be?

Time: 8/13/18 10:00am - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
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13
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17
2018

Arts, Crafts and Games

Arts, Crafts and Games Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Arts, Crafts and Games with JoAnne Russo and Bradie Harris
Mon. - Fri. August 13-17 (5 days)
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages 6-11
$120 Scholarships Available

Join us for a fun week of arts, crafts and games. Unleash your creativity and explore all sorts of exciting projects. We will draw, sculpt, design, explore outdoors, sing songs and play games. Activities such as sun prints, paper mache, fairy houses, make journals and other creative crafts will make time fly! We'll spend time both indoors and out.

Time: 8/13/18 1:00pm - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jun
30
2018
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17
2018

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of painting and assemblage work by the artist Sarah Meyers Brent on view in the Fried Family Gallery from June 30-August 17, 2018. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 5-7 pm, with remarks by the artist at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.

The 16 pieces in this exhibition feature works on paper, paintings on canvas, and the assemblage of non-traditional materials for which Sarah Meyers Brent has become known. Delighting in an exploration of paint as a viscous oozing medium that can represent both the beginning and end of life, Brent often incorporates recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers into her work. Themes of growth and decay pervade. Her paintings and assemblage are vibrant, dynamic, and often in a state of flux. “In this age of technology,” Brent observes, “when we are steps removed from nature, it is important for art to allow the viewer to experience what is alive and physical.”

Born in Hadley, NY, Sarah Meyers Brent received her BFA from Skidmore College, her Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University, and her MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire at Durham. The artist lives with her family in Lincoln, MA and maintains a studio at Waltham Mills Artist Association in Waltham, MA.

Recipient of a 2015 Walter Feldman Fellowship, which culminated in the exhibition Primal Garden at the Walter Feldman Gallery in Boston, Brent was also featured as a 2016 Best of Boston artist by The Improper Bostonian and received the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award that same year. Twice resident at the Vermont Studio Center, Brent has also been a recipient of an Artist Resource Trust Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, who designated her a 25 at 25 Fellow. She was also featured in Volume 16 of New American Painting Northeast edition.

A member of Kingston Gallery in the SOWA district of South Boston, Meyers Brent has exhibited widely. Her solo exhibition Seep, Spill, Grow appeared at Danforth Art, Museum/School and she was recently featured in the group exhibition Stitch: Styntax/Action/Reaction at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. Reviews of her numerous exhibitions have appeared in Artscope Magazine, Art New England, the Boston Globe, Sculpture Magazine and other publications. Her work is in the permanent collections of Danforth Art, Museum/School, Liquitex Corporation, and in numerous private collections.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Jun
18
2018
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17
2018

Summer Music Camps at MCMC

Summer Music Camps at MCMC
Description:

Join us this summer for fun and music at the Middlebury Community Music Center! Browse our camp listing below and register now!

MUSICAL ARTS CAMP
June 18 - 22 Session 1
June 25 - 29 Session 2
9am - 3pm
Grades 2 - 6
Camp Tuition $250

CAMP ADAGIO
July 2 - 6 (no camp on the 4th)
9am - 3pm
Grades 3 and up
Camp Tuition $360

JAZZ CAMP
July 30 - Aug 3
9am - 3pm
Grades middle - high school
Camp Tuition $295

MUSIC DISCOVERIES CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
9am - 12:30pm
Pre-k to kindergarten
Camp Tuition $195

YOUNG MUSICIANS CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grades 1 - 3
Camp Tuition $195

http://www.mcmcvt.org/summer-camps.html

Location: Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury
Aug
16
2018
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Aug
18
2018

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference
Description:

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce the 9th International Comics and Medicine Conference to be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies campus and at nearby Dartmouth College. Previous conferences have been held in London, Chicago, Toronto, Brighton, Seattle, and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Graphic Medicine explores the intersections of comics and healthcare. This year’s theme, “The Ways We Work” invites participants to share and reflect upon how Graphic Medicine is being practiced in public healthcare centers, classrooms, home studios, private clinics, libraries, and bedsides. The conference begins with an evening event held Thursday, August 16, and then consists of two days of a mix of peer-reviewed academic papers, lectures, and workshops.

The conference’s theme was inspired by the work of keynote speaker and Norwich, Vermont resident David Macaulay. David is a MacArthur Fellow known for his award winning books Cathedral, The Way Things Work, and his book about the human body, The Way We Work.

Time: 8/16/18 5:30pm - 8/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies and Dartmouth College, White River Junction
Jul
7
2018
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18
2018

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics
Description:

A show of accomplished artists making paintings, photographs and ceramics. The gallery is part of the Fourth Corner Foundation, 578 Hitchcodk Hill Rd. in Windham, VT. The phone there is 802-875-2194. Fourth Corner is a showcase for creative ideas in art, architecture, landscaping and gardening.

Time: 7/7/18 10:00am - 8/18/18 5:00pm
Location: The Fourth Corner Foundation, 578 Hitchcock Hill Rd., Windham
Aug
11
2018
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Aug
19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

• Aug 10 - 19
The Fourth Wall • Oldcastle has produced nine of A. R. Gurney's plays, but none quite like this thoughtful comedy that includes five Cole Porter songs. Laugh, and enjoy witty tunes while contemplating what is real and what is theatrical artifice with a splendid cast.

Time: 8/11/18 2:00pm - 8/19/18 4:00pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Aug
10
2018
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19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

• Aug 10 - 19
The Fourth Wall • Oldcastle has produced nine of A. R. Gurney's plays, but none quite like this thoughtful comedy that includes five Cole Porter songs. Laugh, and enjoy witty tunes while contemplating what is real and what is theatrical artifice with a splendid cast.

Time: 8/10/18 7:30pm - 8/19/18 9:30pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Aug
16
2018
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19
2018

Best of TenFest

Best of TenFest
Description:

This is our 11th season holding TenFest with amazing hosting by The Valley Players. We are presenting 11 of our best plays from the past. Shows range from lively comedies to contemplative, sweet moments of revelation about life. You’ll find yourself laughing one moment and crying the next.

This year’s festival of plays is dedicated in honor of Lars Nielsen, long-time History Professor, Poet, Actor, Playwright, who passed away recently. He was truly one of the main arteries in the heart of Vermont Playwrights Circle for many years, and he will be missed.

Curtain is at 8pm Thurs - Sat and at 2pm on Sunday (there is no evening show Sunday.)
Tickets are $12 general/$10 Senior/Student and can be reserved by calling 802-583-1674

Pictured here - Francis Moran as The Narrator in Naming Opportunities by Lars Nielsen

Time: 8/16/18 8:00pm - 8/19/18 9:30pm
Location: Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield
Aug
16
2018
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Aug
19
2018

Stowe Tango Music Festival

Stowe Tango Music Festival
Description:

A fun event for music, dance, and culture enthusiasts of all ages! The Stowe Tango Music Festival is the United States' premier tango music festival, noted both for its high level of musical training, and its unique series of public performances.

Now in it's 6th year, the Festival includes a full weekend of events for those who want to learn about Argentine culture, try Tango, or just watch and listen to amazing music. Many Festival events are family-friendly and free to the public.

Highlights include:
- Workshops, Milongas (dance parties), and the sell-out Festival Concert
- Festival Orchestra – a 25+ piece tango orchestra comprised of an extraordinary group of selected students from all over the globe, and world-class artists including guest tango legends from Argentina.
- Famous Tango Dance Performers and Teachers
- Guest Tango Music Legends from Argentina
- The Tango Trail: including events at Stowe businesses
- And, the Che Bandoneon International Competition

Location: several venues, Stowe
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Ode to Common Things

Ode to Common Things
Description:

Ode to Common Things – Found object paintings by Julia Pavone.
On display in the Third Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM.

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.


(Image: In Too Deep by Julia Pavone)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
10
2018
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24
2018

Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals

Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals
Description:

Storm: Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals - Paintings and drawings by Nitya Brighenti.
On display in the Second Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.

(Image: Mikhail Bakunin by Nitya Brighenti)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Scorched

Scorched
Description:

Scorched - A group show illustrating the effects of heat and fire.
On display in the Main Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM.

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.

(Image: Self Portrait with Bolo by Paul McMillan)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury
Jul
27
2018
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25
2018

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A juried show of artists from the northeast looking to explore "the book" as concept, object and format. The broad theme of "UNBOUND VOL. VIII" encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a "book" is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point or as material to explore new ideas.

Opening Reception: Friday July 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

Special Bookstock Weekend Hours: Sat July 28th & Sun July 29th, 11am-4pm

Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 25th

Opening in conjunction with the kick off of Bookstock! Please visit bookstockvt.org for more information about this great event!

Time: 7/27/18 5:30pm - 8/25/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jun
15
2018
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Aug
25
2018

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm.

Time: 6/15/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
3
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig
Description:

Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop is pleased to announce that it will be featuring work by Montpelier Artist Rob Hitzig during the heat of summer -- July 3 to August 25. Titled "Colorful Musings," Rob's work explores the surprising interactions of colors and shapes through geometric abstraction. Although not easily categorized, the art rides a mysterious line between the painting and sculpture -- while some pieces have physical depth, all the work, even pieces that are completely flat, have visual depth. Rob is inspired by wonder and curiosity, seeking to discover what happens when things just happen, with the hope that the work generates the same experience for the viewer.

Rob is a self taught artist who began sculpting wood after learning how to make furniture on weekends while working for the US EPA in Washington, DC. As a result, much of his work integrates fine furniture building techniques. Since becoming a professional artist he has shown his work throughout Vermont. He also shows his work in a Washington, DC gallery and had his last show there reviewed in the Washington Post.

Come meet Rob Hitzig on Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm and learn about his journey of being a self-taught artist. What drives his creativity and inspires his work? How does he choose the color palette for his pieces? Come to this event and ask him these questions and more! This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Time: 7/3/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 6:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury VT, Waterbury
Aug
9
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A witty reinvention of the classic Jane Austen novel. By Kate Hamill.

The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from all sides to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? When she meets the standoffish, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy, they clash initially, but is there something deeper behind their animosity? Literature’s greatest tale of manners, society and love has never felt so theatrical or spirited than it does in this effervescent adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance from acclaimed writer and actress Kate Hamill (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility).

Details
Wednesday-Sunday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Wednesday & Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Ticket Price: $30 - $58
Tickets Available Online dorsettheatrefestival.org or by contacting our Box Office
(802) 867-2223 ext 101, boxoffice@dorsettheatrefestival.org

Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Jul
16
2018
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Aug
26
2018

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The landscape paintings of Susan G. Scott come from exploring the stream that runs beside her woodland studio in Chelsea, Vermont. Each summer she sketches ankle-deep in water to convey the abstract privacy and intricacy of this natural space. In the winter months, she paints in her Montreal studio from these watercolor studies. Scott’s large, oil on canvas paintings, Streams of Light, evoke the delicate open aesthetic of Asian watercolors, allowing the white of the canvas to convey light and space, along with her rich shades of undulating tone.
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 4, 4 - 6 pm, with Artist's Talk

Time: 7/16/18 11:00am - 8/26/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Aug
2
2018
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Aug
26
2018

A Doll's House Part 2

A Doll's House Part 2 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A comic sequel to the famed modern drama.
Written by Lucas Hnath
15 years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life, she returns to the place she once called home with an urgent request. This hilarious and bold new play examines marriage, family, and traditional gender roles nearly 150 years after the original A Doll’s House was written.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
27
2018

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Drawing Water Project is an engaged creative movement to dismantle social marginalization through the arts. For the past 3 years, the painters of Forty-Seven Main Street together with their paintings and poetry travel beyond the social construct that separates and marginalizes the creative voice of ‘the other’. They work together to challenge the convenient labels of disability, mental illness and poverty to transform barriers into opportunities for mutual beauty and growth.

Time: 8/5/18 2:00pm - 8/27/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
Jul
2
2018
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Aug
30
2018

Exploring Air II Exhibition

Exploring Air II Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Group exhibition on view at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe: through August 30, 2018.

Opening reception: July 27th from 4:00-7:00 pm during the Stowe Arts Festival week, featuring music and meet/greet with Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society Artistic Director Jia Kim

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe, in partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, launches a second exhibition space for Exploring Air in celebration of honoring the environment and global community.

On July 27, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout, Edgewater Gallery will have a reception beginning at 4:00 pm to include a musical performance and a meet and greet with Jia Kim, Artistic Director/cellist for Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society. Jia Kim is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, and leads a dynamic musical life as a performer, educator, and a passionate advocate for the Arts. Ms. Kim has appeared on stages across the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She performs on a Testore cello made in 1748. The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society is committed to bringing Stowe area audiences world class musicians of extraordinary repertoire dating as far back as the Renaissance, and continuing through the centuries to the greatest contemporary works of our time.

Exploring Air at Edgewater in Stowe features selections ranging from big sky landscapes to industrial scenes including monoprints, photography, woodblock prints, and contemporary sculpture from kinetic to cast glass to wearable art. “The movement and visual abundance of air is the magic in Vermont...the moisture, floating, rolling and dancing over the weathered soft slopes of the Green Mountains are what gives air a structure or vehicle to travel,” describes painter Rory Jackson. The Exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt, featuring artists: Jon Black, Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, Tom Cullins, TJ Cunningham, Micah Dudash, Rory Jackson, Erika Senft Miller, Rachel Moore, Marshall Noice, Mark Reamy, Sean Thomas, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of air, from big sky paintings, to music making and language, to climate change, to communication and celebrating global community. All are working from the following ideas: “Air is essential. It is life giving. It is the breath that emanates through all of us, and unites us in a common ground. Air makes language possible.The vastness of air evokes the spiritual. Air ushers the flight of birds in the sky while it connects with people rushing past one another on a bustling sidewalk. In a time of boundaries and borders, air allows us to be in a relationship with the earth, all of its inhabitants and forces of nature. While air is a medium of consciousness, it also transcends culture.”

The exhibition attempts to answer questions from many viewpoints -
“...air as a conduit of music or language, both uniting and breaking” - Rachel Moore
“As air changes, the relationships of light, space, color and reflection also change” - Judith Wrend
“And the image of air as a material in our lives that, even more than water, is shared and connecting us? What a sweet idea...: - Matt Brown
“If we can share air, can we share our memories? What common past could we conjure in the same mountain vista? In the same cul-de-sac?” - Mark Reamy

Exploring Air will be on view at Edgewater Gallery and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center through August 30th. This event is hosted in participation with the Stowe Arts & Culture Council’s Stowe Arts Week as well as VT Arts 2018 with the Vermont Arts Council.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, closed Monday
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events 122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
31
2018

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, presents “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture." The exhibit is a tribute to the work of Gregory Sharrow, who established the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program while working at the Vermont Folklife Center. The program ensures cultural retention of Vermont’s traditional arts  -- including those of new Americans -- by providing support to master artists working with apprentices in their communities.

The exhibit will feature photographs of seven cultural groups and accompanying text. There will be an opening reception on July 10 from 5-7 p.m. 

Time: 7/10/18 8:30am - 8/31/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Jul
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program
Description:

This summer, children entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to take the Reading Without Walls Bingo challenge! National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang started the Reading Without Walls program to celebrate reading and diversity by challenging children nationwide to read a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like them; read a book about a topic they don’t know much about; and/or read a book in a format that they don’t normally read for fun. Sign-up begins July 1st, but feel free to join throughout the summer.

Time: 7/1/18 12:00am - 8/31/18 11:30pm
Location: All Phoenix Books locations, Statewide
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury is proud to present recent works by Ellen Granter in a solo show on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Ellen’s new work migrates from the subject of birds to the environments they inhabit. Her paintings of coastal wetlands offer a tranquil escape into an endless horizon where the water meets the land fading into sky.

Granter’s work strives to capture the essence of her subject matter with plenty of space for emotional undercurrents and trascendental moments. The artist states “I get inspiration from the changing colors, patterns, and atmosphere of the landscape around me. In each painting I am searching for an elegant balance of sparse compositions over large fields of luminous color.”

Granter currently lives in Brookline MA, and grew up outside of Rochester, NY. In 1984 she received a BA from the University of Vermont and then went on to study Chinese in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Middlebury College, returning to UVM to finish her Chinese studies, where she earned a MA in Chinese History in 1988. Granter’s preference for minimalism and flat perspective are inspired by traditional Chinese art.

For further information on “High Tide” by Ellen Granter, please call Edgewater’s Mill Street Gallery at 802.458.0098, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls, Middlebury
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Merchants Row location On The Green in Middlebury is excited to present recent paintings by Timothy Horn in a solo exhibition on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Horn paints scenes of rural areas, vibrantly capturing the simplicity of daily life. The spontaneity of portraying everyday moments inspires Horn’s creative process. He is drawn to unexpected subjects and compositions, finding random inspiration to be an essential element in his work. His subject matter often includes structural elements such as old buildings, antique cars, and Airstream trailers.

Born and raised in a rural Ohio town, Horn graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and worked as a graphic designer for almost 15 years before discovering his love for painting. He has won numerous awards, has been featured in several magazines, including the cover of South West Art in 2012. Horn has a national reputation, and is represented from the coast of California to the coast of Maine. We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce his newest body of work to our local community.

For further information on “The View From Here” by Timothy Horn, please call Edgewater’s Gallery on the green at 802-989-7419, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Middlebury
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Comic Creators is an arts organization representing over 170 Vermont based comic book creators, cartoonists, and other artists who make narrative sequential 2d art. Vermont Comic creators promotes member projects and events as well as the greater Vermont comics scene in general. The Vermont Comic Creators members include a diverse group of professionals, Indy creators who self publish, and amateurs who enjoy engaging in the medium – all are welcome. Vermont Comic Creators offers workshops and other community projects for youth and adults. Their philosophy is – everyone can make comics!

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Men, Mountains, Sky, an exhibit of paintings by Neil Berger, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts June 28 – September 2, 2018.

These paintings came from one year Berger spent painting at Battery Park in Burlington. The far Adirondacks, framed by the trees of the park, and the regular group of guys, Berger grew to look forward to. “I identified with them – men beneath the sky, at the foot of the mountains, touched by lake breezes, on no clock, of a free and easy disposition, taking in the passers-by, part of the whirring cosmos.” Berger noticed his seeing progressed over the year, particularly of the men. Slowly he started to see figures not in sociological terms of Tourists or Refugees, into shapes and colors more than figures. By giving himself over to the retinal sensations, his figures acquired more life. The very reason he had stopped painting from life years ago- the almost desperate, mindless speed required and the utter din of information, now grew into, from the necessity of being a bit of a new refugee to Vermont himself and lacking a studio, something to embrace. Returning again and again to this site brought a meditative deliberateness to his outdoor practice.

Berger was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1971. Specializing in oil painting and printmaking, he has received several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting (2004), a Pollock-Krasner Award (2011), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in printmaking (2007) and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grants (2007, 2001). He moved to Shelburne, Vermont two years ago and paints in a renovated barn on his property while teaching painting and drawing at the Shelburne Craft School.

Gallery open Sunday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Free admission, and accessible to those with disabilities. For specific accessibility requests, contact Heidi at Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org or 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents "The Sky's The Limit", a juried group show by 72 artists of artworks featuring the sky as the predominant element of the composition.

Artist Reception: Sunday July 1st, Roundtable at 1 PM and Reception 2-4 PM

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Head of the Class

The Head of the Class Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents THE HEAD OF THE CLASS. An invitational group show of 30 artworks by 9 Lamoille County present and former elementary and high school art teachers, are included in this Middle Room exhibit.

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
28
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life

Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life
Description:

The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, will present an exhibit on Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni and his years living and working in Manchester. Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life opens July 28 and runs through September 9 in Gallery I at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

From 1939, when he bought a farmhouse and barn in east Manchester, until just before his death in 1988, the New York City-based artist spent every summer painting landscapes of trees, barns and buildings in Manchester and the surrounding towns. Lucioni had discovered Vermont in 1933 and was inspired by its similarity to northern Italy where he was born in 1900. “I was reborn in this majestic setting and I fell in love with Vermont,” he said later.

There are many who remember seeing him by the side of the road, easel set up, paint brush in hand, his familiar Woody station wagon parked nearby. During those years, community members and summer visitors got to know him personally and he was an honored and frequent guest in many homes. His paintings and etchings were much prized and collected, frequently being given as gifts on important occasions.

The show will include paintings, etchings, sketch books, and some of the artist’s personal items as well as photographs of his home in Manchester and family members now in the MHS Collection, thanks to the gift by Sharron and Frank Kropa who knew Lucioni well. Paintings and etchings from the collections of private owners as well as the Southern Vermont Arts Center will also be on display. A short video of the artist recorded in the early 1960s by Vermont Public Television will also be part of the exhibit.

MHS is grateful to Art Licensing International for their underwriting support of the exhibit and the generosity of our corporate sponsors and our members.

Visit the SVAC website for hours of operation svac.org. For more information contact MHS at
info@manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org or 802.549.4582.

Time: 7/28/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
May
12
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
Description:

This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as those from the La Petite Reine series (translated as the little queen, an early French term for the modern safety bicycle)which celebrates the sense of liberation, that feeling of freedom in space afforded by the bicycle.

Time: 5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
JULY 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9
Have you reckon’d a thousand acres much?
have you reckon’d the earth much?
From Song of Myself, Walt Whitman

Eric Aho has reckon’d a thousand acres, and continues to do so – brush in hand. A thousand acres – the earth – is a wondrous thing and Aho’s paintings evoke that wonder, that contemplation, and marvel.

Aho’s paintings evoke a sense of place rather than a specific place. He paints what can be sensed, not necessarily seen, in observed places and ultimately – his paintings simply, expertly, radiate joy.

In the winter of 2016 the Hood Museum of Art presented Eric Aho: Ice Cuts curated by Katherine W. Hart. Aho’s paintings of stark holes cut into a frozen pond, some exhibited here, prompted Hart to call Aho “one of the leading painters of landscape and the environment of his generation.” Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Washington Post, call Aho’s work “a major accomplishment.”

“While traditional landscape surveys the world from an objective distance, placing the viewer in an omniscient position, an Aho painting puts us inside nature, where light and form are always changing…we feel his immersion in the forest, his ability to capture the ever changing colors, the sounds, and movement of the living environment.”
Daphne Anderson Deeds, The Art Critic, happeninginthehills.com

The paintings exhibited at HCA celebrate the landscape in all seasons and are drawn from specific bodies of work painted over several years.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 PM
Eric will speak about his paintings and his process at 5:45 PM

Above, left to right:
1. Pine, 2013, Oil on wood panel, 20 x 16 inches
2. Ice Cut (1937), 2015, Oil on linen, 74 x 95 1/2 inches
3. June Twilight, 2013, Oil on linen, 30 x 36 inches

For more information about The Gallery at Highland Center for the Arts, please contact Maureen O’Connor Burgess, Curator, at maureen@highlandartsvt.org.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00am - 9/9/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Chelsea-based artist Nick DeFriez’s paintings and drawings blend the energy, abstraction, and matrix of Vermont’s agricultural activity and landscape. DeFriez’s exhibit presents a visual narrative, incorporating the painter’s strong appreciation for and insight into today’s family farms, working landscape and farmers markets. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

The Vermont Years, So Far... Paintings by Harry A. Rich

The Vermont Years, So Far...   Paintings by Harry A. Rich Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rich’s collection of large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings in this exhibit spans the time he has lived in Vermont, from 2008 to 2018. His latest work shows the influence of his comparatively new Vermont experience. Rich’s journey into abstraction reveals his own stylistically fluid, fresh, and vibrant use of color and dimension. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Aug
16
2018
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Sep
30
2018

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices"

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present "Voices", a selection of Zea Mays printmakers. "Voices" will feature selected work by Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Multiple printmaking techniques utilized by the artists include monotype, collagraph, drypoint, etching and woodcut. The exhibition opens Thursday, August 16 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, August 18, 5 - 7pm. An Artist Talk will take place Saturday, August 25 at 5pm.

Sweet corn (Zea Mays) has the ability to extract toxins from the soil. Zea Mays Printmaking, located in Florence, Massachusetts, is a professional studio, gallery, and research center and educational facility dedicated to safe and sustainable printmaking practices. The center stands as an international leader in the research and application of environmentally sustainable printmaking. The facility houses 6000 sq. feet of printmaking studios, and offers workshops, residencies, internships, artist mentorships and contract printing services to an international community of artists.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 8/16/18 5:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Aug
2
2018
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Sep
30
2018

A Crossing Place

A Crossing Place
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to present A Crossing Place, a solo exhibit of new work from Anna Dibble, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from August 2nd through September 30th with an opening reception on August 10th from 5-8pm.

Anna Dibble’s work is always based in the wild, “It’s about the time of life on earth: from early Ordovician oceans, through the layers of rocks and fossils, to the current dysfunctional ecosystem we’ve managed to create during our march of folly. Non-linear, circular time. The past in the present.” the artist states. Her work is driven by her love of, and place within the natural world, and her deep concern for its future. The artists working process is a search, as she says “A daily reach towards progress, a shuffle, an excavation and a strange hope.”

Anna Dibble’s current series began at a crossing place. The paintings bring the viewer into a world of beauty and new found solitude illustrative of a new uncertain life under construction. The animals Dibble is so well known for are still present in her current paintings, now inhabiting the wilderness through which the artist seems to be traveling. This body of work is evidence of a personal mythology the viewer is privileged to experience.

Time: 8/2/18 10:00am - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Jun
29
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Crystal Wagner: Traverse

Crystal Wagner: Traverse
Description:

Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner transforms organic and biomorphic designs into colorful prints, sculptures, and sprawling installations comprised of bursting colors and organic forms. Her two and three-dimensional work boasts bright neon hues consisting of distinctive, intricate circular patterns suggestive of the natural world. The artist employs a hybrid approach to printmaking and sculpture, in which she incorporates her screenprints with recycled consumer materials, such as disposable tablecloths, to create textural pieces that are as expansive as they are voluminous. Wagner will create an immense site-specific installation in BCA’s first-floor gallery that grows from floor to ceiling and emerges outside to meander across the exterior façade. This exhibition will be Wagner’s first to simultaneously incorporate interior and exterior space within one work.

Crystal Wagner: Traverse is presented by Leunig's.

Check website for operating hours. Admission is always free at the BCA Center.

Time: 6/29/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Aug
10
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Visual Analogies

Visual Analogies
Description:

VISUAL ANALOGIES: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF VANESSA KOTOVICH AND PENN CHAN
Roth Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10, 6-7:30 p.m.

Visual Analogies features the photography of two recent graduates, Penn Chan and Vanessa Kotovich, who explore themes of growth and decay; myth and reality; and the beautiful and grotesque. Penn Chan captures the beauty of destructive forces and nature’s resiliency in his series, Second Growth, while Vanessa Kotovich immerses the viewer in the surreal beauty and lush decay of idyllic sanctuaries in her series Natura. Representing a new generation of contemporary photographers, Chan and Kotovich embrace the discomfort of the world and explore the extremes in creating imagery that is as unsettling as it is beautiful.

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Aug
10
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Artist’s Artists: The Way You Look

Artist’s Artists: The Way You Look
Description:

Tim Simonds and Ashish Avikunthak
Lower Level Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Guest Curator Talk: Pete Moran
Wednesday, September 26 • 6-7:30 p.m.

In this inaugural installment of the Artist’s Artists series, Vermont-based artist and guest curator Pete Moran brings the acute, time-based work of filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak into contact with Tim Simonds’s intimate and careful sculpture. The light from Avikunthak’s early, ritual based films, spills off the screen into the immediate, encompassing world of Simonds’s wall-to-wall carpet punctuated with bleached vegetables and stainless steel. Here, a mystery can become its own answer, and an experience can become its own meaning. As we see, smell, hear and feel these artworks, we are left to wonder not just how we look at art, but how different ways of looking can change how we perceive the world.

The Artist’s Artists series offers insights into contemporary art by inviting Vermont artists to guest curate intriguing and challenging work that has influenced their creative practice.

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jul
21
2018
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Oct
20
2018

Exposed

Exposed Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Exposed. is Helen Day Art Center’s 27th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculptural, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Location: Throughout the village, Stowe
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury