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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Feb
26
2020

Farmers Night - Brattrock

Farmers Night - Brattrock

Don't miss this high-energy evening of teen-powered music, showcasing three top youth bands from around the Green Mountain State. Performers include 13-year-old singer-songwriter, Emily Matthew-Muller of Guilford, who joins Brattleboro’s award-winning indie-rockers, Moxie, and Addison County funk phenoms, Squig Heart, in an awe-inspiring triple whammy that’s sure to light up the golden dome and bring down the House. Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition of over a century. Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform at 7:30 pm in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during most of the legislative season, from late January through mid-April. All performances are free of charge!

2/26/20 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Vermont State House - House Chamber, Montpelier

Jan
8
2020
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Feb
29
2020

Russet Resplendence

Russet Resplendence

Two artists sharing a passion of providing a glimpse of the majestic and stately natural world and the rural tranquility of old farms combine their work in this unique exhibition. Working in diabolically different mediums of wood and paper, their work is joined by the common thread of russet earth tones.

Barb Godwin is a fine artist working with pyrography - the art of applying burn marks on wood with a heated object. Godwin applies her designs to a smooth wood surface and engraves the image with a special heated “pen” utilizing the grain of the wood and various degrees of heat to develop subtle values and tones.

Roarke Sharlow is a fine art photographer known for digitally manipulating his images. Starting with a colored image, he first removes the color and then applies a sepia toning resulting in a subtle russet timbre with the depth of rich light and dark values.

Artists Reception Sunday – February 23, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

1/8/20 1:00pm - 2/29/20 5:00pm

Valley Arts Festival Gallery, Waitsfield

Feb
26
2020
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Mar
1
2020

UVM Theatre presents "Shakespeare in Love"

UVM Theatre presents "Shakespeare in Love"

Romance and laughter take center stage as UVM Theatre and Dance present Shakespeare in Love.
Adapted from the Academy award winning film, Shakespeare in Love is a delightful, enchanting and hilarious tale that reimagines the passion between young Will Shakespeare and his muse. Set against a bustling background of mistaken identities, ruthless scheming and backstage chaos Shakespeare in Love is an epic extravaganza that is sure to delight theatre-goers of all ages.

Shakespeare in Love will be presented Feb. 26 thru Mar. 1 in the Royall Tyler Theatre on the campus of the University of Vermont.
Evening performances are Feb. 26 - Feb. 29 at 7:30PM. Matinee performances are Feb. 29 and Mar. 1 at 2:00PM.
Get your tickets now by calling 656-2094 or online at uvmtheatre.org. for a theatrical adventure you won’t forget.
Bring the whole family and join the joyous celebration to the power of love and the magic of theatre as UVM Theatre and Dance presents Shakespeare in Love.

2/26/20 7:30pm - 3/1/20 4:30pm

The Royall Tyler Theatre, 116 University Place, University of Vermont, Burlington

Jan
21
2020
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Mar
7
2020

20 Years of SPA!

20 Years of SPA!

20 Years of SPA!
A celebratory exhibit including highlights from shows that took place in each of the years since 2000, when SPA first opened its doors.

On display in the 3rd Floor Gallery
January 21 – March 7, 2020
Reception: Sat., Jan. 25 from 3-5pm

Studio Place Arts: 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641
www.studioplacearts.com | 802-479-7069 | info@studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jan
21
2020
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Mar
7
2020

Botanical Blitz at Studio Place Arts

Botanical Blitz at Studio Place Arts

Botanical Blitz at Studio Place Arts

The main gallery turns into a botanical refuge with a lavish display of color involving works that depict the plant, insect and animal worlds.

Exhibit on display January 21 – March 7, 2020
Reception: Sat., Jan. 25 from 3-5pm

Studio Place Arts: 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641
www.studioplacearts.com | 802-479-7069 | info@studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Nov
9
2019
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Mar
8
2020

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography celebrates the work of 14 international and national contemporary artists who use the darkroom as a type of laboratory and find inspiration in the vast array of 19th-century photographic processes, from daguerreotypes to photograms. Experimenting with the mutable medium of photography and employing a variety of materials—from cyanotype dresses made of tamale wrappers to a three-dimensional shelter displaying tintype portraits—these artists depict familiar subjects of landscapes, portraiture, and still life through a contemporary lens.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Feb
26
2020
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Mar
13
2020

Studio Fever

Studio Fever

Studio Fever
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Friday, March 13, 2020
Break out of the winter blues and come to the Gallery to unleash your cabin fever...on the walls! Many special dates added for all ages!

PAINT ON OUR WALLS!
If you are looking to break out of the winter blues and do something a little less-ordinary, join us at the Gallery to decorate our walls!

Studio Fever Painting Hours: February 26 - March 13th Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm and Special Friday Nights until 8pm!

Opening Potluck: February 26th 5:30pm You are encouraged to come with a friend and are welcome to bring beverages and a dish to share if you wish for an informal potluck! We have the art supplies, we just need you! Bring a date... make an evening of it!

Branch Out Teen Night: February 28th 6-9:45pm Join the ArtisTree and the Spectrum's Branch out night and paint the walls!

Wee-ones on Wednesdays! March 4th and 11th For our weekly playgroup for toddlers, you are welcome to coming into the gallery anytime after 9:30am to get creative on the walls! Smocks available!

Ladies Night! March 6th 5:30pm In honor of Women's History Month let's get together and paint the walls! Bring a friend and a beverage if you wish!

Closing Gallery Reception: Friday March 13th, 5:30-7:30pm Come and see the final product!! A bright and colorful gallery full of creative energy! Buy a piece of the wall painting for $10 a square foot.

2/26/20 5:30pm - 3/13/20 11:59pm

Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret

Jan
31
2020
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Mar
14
2020

Reception for Corinth Artist Chris Groschner

Reception for Corinth Artist Chris Groschner

Chris Groschner grew up drawing and building “stuff” in suburban Detroit. That stuff included an airplane and a submarine of scavenged scrap wood, aesthetically funky but functionally unsound.

He still likes the use of reuse of materials. His method is trash-picking and curating. All the forms, textures, and colors are chosen, re-imagined, reorganized, revalued. These constructions and the layering of these elements reflect his interest in time, the continuing process of existence, and the coalescence of events in the past, present, and future.

The remains of the past, the seasons, the time of day, the magic moment, the eternal cosmic clock, and the endless river of times inspire my images. He intends that the bits and pieces of life convey some feeling of the odd, uneven moment in time, familiar but slightly unsettling.

1/31/20 6:00pm - 3/14/20 8:00pm

North Common Arts, Chelsea

Jan
11
2020
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Mar
15
2020

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye
An Exhibition Series

Exhibition on view: January 11 - March 15, 2020
Exhibition Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2-4 p.m.
Location: Yester House Galleries at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive/ Manchester West Road, Manchester, VT 05254

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is proud to offer a suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. The I Am More: Facing Stigma photography exhibition, created and sponsored by the Yellow Tulip Project, features black-and-white portraits of people who are dealing with mental health challenges personally or through the experiences of family or friends. The individuals–musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and more–are dedicated to challenging assumptions and stigma around mental illness and what mental illness “looks like.”
The Forty-Seven Main Street Artists Group demonstrates the inspirational power of abstract self expression in paint. Renowned photographer Gisela Gamper documents her personal journey of love and mourning. Bennington College Visiting Professor Terry Boddie takes a complex approach to the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Nationally recognized photographer Carl Austin Hyatt shows portraits made from two decades of travels in the Andes of Peru. In mixed media portraits, students from area schools present themselves as they want to be seen. We are, all of us, more than meets the eye! These artists are responding to related but distinct themes: “art that heals,” “personal narrative,” “I am more than meets the eye,” or “art as a social message.” The exhibition will empower members of our community to speak up about a range of critical issues.

Our role in curating this exhibition is to create an opportunity for art to inspire connections and conversations. The exhibition will provide space to come together–which is at the center of our mission. SVAC will provide opportunities for visitors to express their responses to all the artwork on display.

I Am More: Facing Stigma is organized by The Yellow Tulip Project, Portland, Maine. All photographs ©️ Lissy Thomas Photography.

1/11/20 10:00am - 3/15/20 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Feb
26
2020
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Mar
15
2020

Northern Stage Presents: Citrus

Northern Stage Presents: Citrus

A riveting choreopoem, Citrus chronicles the struggle and resilience of Black women in America from 1840 through the present day. With music, dance, and spoken word, an intergenerational cast illuminates the experiences of and pays homage to Black women in this poignant and uplifting performance piece. Celeste Jennings, winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Hip Hop Theater Creator Award and recent Dartmouth College graduate, returns to the Upper Valley with this New Works Now 2019 audience favorite.

2/26/20 7:30pm - 3/15/20 9:00pm

Northern Stage, White River Junction

Jan
11
2020
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Mar
15
2020

"I Am More: Facing Stigma" Photography Exhibition

"I Am More: Facing Stigma" Photography Exhibition

This winter, SVAC is proud to offer a suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. The I Am More: Facing Stigma photography exhibition, created and sponsored by the Yellow Tulip Project, features black and white portraits of people who are dealing with mental health challenges personally or through the experiences of family or friends. The individuals–musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and more–are dedicated to challenging assumptions and stigma around mental illness and what mental illness “looks like.”

The Forty-Seven Main Street Artists Group demonstrate the inspirational power of abstract self expression in paint.

Renowned photographer Gisela Gamper documents her personal journey of love and mourning in her photographic series titled “Longing for David.” After David, her husband, lover, musician and sometime collaborator of 43 years suddenly passed away she missed her physical connection to him. In her grief she found some consolation in playing with his favorite clothes and documenting herself wearing them. The photographs are a visual testament to her grieving process.

Bennington College Visiting Professor Terry Boddie takes a complex approach to the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Nationally recognized photographer Carl Austin Hyatt shows portraits made from two decades of travels in the Andes of Peru. In mixed media portraits, students from area schools present themselves as they want to be seen. We are, all of us, more than meets the eye!

These artists, offered opportunities for solo or group exhibitions, curated and organized by faculty and/or staff, are responding to related but distinct themes: “art that heals,” “personal narrative,” “I am more than meets the eye,” or “art as asocial message.” The exhibition will empower members of our community to speak up about a range of critical issues.

Alongside the artwork, SVAC will host a panel discussion with some of our area’s leading mental health experts, in conjunction with various artists. We hope the I Am More: Facing Stigma exhibition along with the panel discussions will raise essential awareness of mental health issues. We also hope that the varied artwork coming together in this exhibition will be the catalyst for other conversation–about what matters most, both to the artists and to our gallery visitors. For some, mental health will be at the heart of that discussion. For others, different aspects of identity and humanity will resonate.

SVAC staff are not healthcare providers. Our role in curating this exhibition is to create an opportunity for art to inspire connections and conversations. The exhibition will provide space to come together–which is at the center of our mission. SVAC will provide opportunities for visitors to express their responses to all the artwork on display.

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Feb
7
2020
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Mar
20
2020

Transience: A Selection of Work 2014 - 2019 (The Artwork of Melissa Rubin)

Transience: A Selection of Work 2014 - 2019 (The Artwork of Melissa Rubin)

Closing Reception: Thursday March 19, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Artist Statement:
Transience is the state in which I find myself on a regular basis; whether I’m confronting the ephemeral, fleeting nature of the emotions that fuel my art-making, or the physical and emotional quality of a life of transitions split between two geographical locations: New York City and Cambridgeport, Vermont. Juxtaposing my urban and rural abodes, there is a tension within my art-making process that struggles to make meaning and connections between the more human-made environment and the natural one. The work I chose to include in this exhibition spans five years, and within that time frame, there have been various life experiences that have shaped the work and the materials I choose to work with.


Artist Bio:
Melissa Rubin, a New York City and Vermont-based artist, has previously exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions at Atlantic Gallery, NYC: John Molloy Gallery, NYC; Canal Street Art Gallery, Bellows Falls, VT; Burgdorff Gallery, Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT; the Pelham Art Center; the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA, and many other venues. Her work has been featured in ARTnews Magazine, on CBS This Morning, and has been used in performances and movie sets. Melissa has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner and a New York Foundation for the Arts grants, as well as a Fulbright teacher fellowship to Japan. She was a 2017 participant at the Master Abstraction Residency at MassMoCA, and was recently awarded the inaugural Binnie Bernstein grant to attend the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. You can view more of her work at: melissarubinart.com and follow her on Instagram: @melissarubinart

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Feb
3
2020
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Mar
27
2020

Artists to Watch 2020

Artists to Watch 2020

February 3-March 27 | opening reception February 13, 5-7 p.m.

The Vermont Art Guide, in partnership with Vermont Arts Council, presents a survey of contemporary Vermont art in exhibition and print. The survey appears as a special feature in Vermont Art Guide #11 and as an exhibition in the Spotlight Gallery. Exhibition curator and Vermont Art Guide Editor Ric Kasini Kadour recruited ten Vermont art professionals and asked them to nominate artists who are making contemporary Vermont art that commands our attention.

Ric explains that "The deeper purpose of Vermont Artists to Watch goes beyond a magazine feature, an exhibition, and artist boosterism. The project is an opportunity to discover artists, revisit familiar ones, and develop a deeper appreciation of visual arts in the state."

The curators who selected artists are: Sophie Bréchu-West, director, 571 Projects in Stowe; Anne Corso, executive director, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester; Heather Ferrell, curator and director of exhibitions, BCA Center, Burlington; Jamie Franklin, curator of collections, Bennington Museum; Kelly Holt, curator, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe; Jon Meyer, independent artist, Norwich; Mickey Myers, executive director, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville; Elizabeth Nelson, independent artist and former Vermont Artist to Watch, West Glover; Sebastian Sweatman, independent artist, Stowe; Katherine Taylor-McBroom, curator of exhibits and collections at Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield.

The 2020 Vermont Artists to Watch are: Misoo, Shelburne; Josh Blackwell, Bennington; Mark Collier, Montpelier; Trevor Corp, Wolcott; Brian Fekete, Kingston, New York; Patty Hudak, Underhill; Susan Larkin, Isle La Motte; Kathryn Lipke, Mansonville, Quebec; Steve Sharon, Burlington; and Kathy Stark Craftsbury Common.

2/3/20 8:30am - 3/27/20 4:30pm

Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier

Feb
7
2020
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Mar
28
2020

Cat McQ: United Signs of America / Paintings by Jeanne Thurston

Cat McQ: United Signs of America / Paintings by Jeanne Thurston

The Center for Arts and Learning is presenting Cat McQ: United Signs of America in our second-floor gallery, and paintings by Jeanne Thurston on the first floor. Cat McQ: United Signs of America takes the viewer on a road trip looking backwards. Intense skies are punctuated by vintage signage, some rusted, some vibrant, each a portrait of a larger road culture. Jeanne Thurston’s paintings use intensely colored, dimensional bars of color to create reliefs full of movement and volume. Both exhibitions open during Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk on Feb.7th and run through March.

2/7/20 4:00pm - 3/28/20 11:59pm

The Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

Feb
15
2020
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Apr
12
2020

MGFA 2020

MGFA 2020

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents a large group exhibit, "MGFA 2020", February 15 through April 12. An Artists Reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 5 pm. Featured along with the work of gallery artists is a selection of collaborative prints by master printer Lisa Mackie, including collagraphs by Wolf Kahn and Mary Frank, and lithographs by Bill Murphy. As well, the gallery is honored to introduce three new artists: Tim Segar (bronze sculptures), Jim Urbaska (landscape oil paintings), and Jen Violette (vegetable-inspired glass sculpture).
Gallery hours: Wed. - Mon., 11-5

2/15/20 11:00am - 4/12/20 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Feb
15
2020
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Apr
15
2020

Aperture/Paris Photo International Photobook Exhibition

Aperture/Paris Photo International Photobook Exhibition

The 2019 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist presents the world's most notable photobooks of the past year, assembled by the Aperture Foundation in cooperation with the international photography fair Paris Photo. Aperture is the pre-eminent American journal of fine art photography, and the Photobook is one of the most dynamic genres in the contemporary art world, powered by the recent explosion of online digital publishing, enabling artists to produce highly creative and personal book designs.

The exhibit is comprised of 35 individual books nominated by a distinguished jury of art and photography curators, critics and publishers and celebrated at a gala reception in Paris in November. Books in the exhibit are from across the United States and many foreign countries including Italy, Uruguay, China, Bolivia, Ukraine, Brazil, England, Poland and the Netherlands. The exhibit presents the books laid out on tables, allowing visitors to turn the pages and view each book in its entirety. The subject matter is diverse and provocative and reflects the culture and social fabric of the many countries represented.

The show will run from February 15 to April 15, 2020. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Library
528 East Arlington Road
Arlington VT 05250
marthacanfieldlibrary.org/canfield-gallery

The Canfield Gallery, Arlington

Jan
16
2020
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Apr
18
2020

Winter Exhibition: Love Letters

Winter Exhibition: Love Letters

Artists in this exhibition focus on love past, love lost, love hoped for, love lived in a way that both honors relationships and propels the power of love beyond two, beyond power structures, into a world where multiplicity and non hierarchical structure creates action and change on a larger scale. While love may start with individuals, these artists examine their love not subjugated nor confined by any preconceived ideals or prescribed structures, but love for itself as a verb, a noun, an emotion, and a driving force. Artists include:
Louise Bourgeois, Robert Buck, Molly Davies, Jim Dine, Tracey Emin, John Killacky & Eiko Otake & Brian Stevenson, and Jeroen Nelemans. Image: Unrequited Love 2, Jeroen Nelemans. Photo credit: Robert Chase Heishman

1/16/20 10:00am - 4/18/20 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Feb
15
2020
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Apr
26
2020

ANEW Exhibition

ANEW Exhibition

Inclusive Arts Vermont presents ANEW, a traveling exhibition of work by 29 Vermont artists with disabilities. All of the artwork included represents the artists’ interpretation of the title, highlighting beginnings, doorways, fresh starts, and opportunity. The show will travel statewide throughout 2020, opening at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington on February 15th.

Included Artists:
· Anthony Vito Jacinto
· Aurora Berger
· Carol Langstaff
· Cindy Blakeslee
· Colin Fulchino
· Cristina Clarimon
· Gwendolyn Evans
· Gyllian Rae Svensson
· James Prim
· Jean Cherouny
· Jeffrey J. Hill
· Jessica Greenwald
· Joel Bertelson
· John Killacky
· Karen J. Lloyd
· Kat Pringles
· Kent Corduan
· Kristen Wiley
· Liana Pederzani
· Lissa Nilsson
· Margaret Lampe Kannenstine
· Marguerite Adelman
· Michael Leavitt
· Paul Betz
· Persephone Ringgenberg
· Randall Neal
· Robert Gold
· Susan Williams
· Willow Bascom

ACCESSIBILITY:
The opening reception will feature written verbal description, tactile representation of selected works, audio tours, braille, large print, ASL interpretation, and a quiet space.
Please make additional requests by contacting Katie Miller at info@inclusiveartsvermont.org or 802-871-5002 by February 1.

All exhibition host galleries are physically accessible. As it travels, ANEW will provide accessible program and communication features including verbal descriptions, audio tours, large print, braille, and gallery tours.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Miller, Executive Director
Inclusive Arts Vermont
katie@inclusiveartsvermont.org
802-871-5002

Flynn Center, Burlington

Feb
11
2020
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Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier