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Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments and throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. This world-renowned group has a unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. This concert is made possible through a collaboration with Young Tradition Vermont, a Burlington-based non-profit committed to introducing youth to traditional music and dance. Alash tours are few and far between. Seating is limited so buy your tickets in advance please!
Authentic regional meal catered by Sustainable Kitchen.
3/31/20 5:30pm - 8:30pm
River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville
TIME AFTER TIME: The Artwork of Lauren Hakala
Lauren Hakala on her process and practice of making art: "I have always been drawn to the beauty inherent in found and natural objects. My pockets and backpacks are always full of things I find lying on the ground or abandoned. I often find myself arranging natural materials according to a personal aesthetic. I am attracted to anything organic and am adamant about using materials over and over again, finding value in items that normally get discarded or disrespected.
I have dabbled in photography, card making, weaving, knitting, quilting, painting and collaging. But it was in teaching children to make recycled paper that I found my true calling. I love ripping paper into bits and soaking it, blending the fibers, and setting up the studio for my meditative practice. It has gotten me through many winters by the woodstove as I decompress from the demanding job of overseeing and teaching at a Montessori school.
I began my art practice by creating a piece a day. This daily ritual turned into month after month of panels. Eventually I assembled them into a personal calendar suspended from a branch in my hallway. Within these panels you can find the color of the day as it relates to the planets, numerology, special dates and celebrations, and morning intentions. That commitment of 15 minutes a day has enriched my awareness of the daily, monthly and yearly rhythms that shape my life.
All my panels fit in shoe boxes because when I was little, my pilot grandfather had a box of postcards that literally came from all over the world. I would pour over them, ordering and reordering them according to my dreams. It would take me weeks to find the same one again. Every time I held these photos it was like visiting with a friend from far away. When I was nine, we had to move and I never saw that faded pink box of postcards again. It has taken me decades to stop longing for them; I think that I make my art to fit into shoeboxes as a direct result of my longing. When I grow up, I will make my own shoebox collection to gift a grandchild some day."
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Traci Molloy is an artist, collaborator, and social activist that creates figurative works of art on paper – primarily headshots – utilizing drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and digital processes. Her work, minimal in aesthetic, explores themes of adolescent culture, identity, and narrative in relation to gender, class, race, and violence. The pieces are actualized as a large, conceptually-related series. Molloy's goal as an artist is to make resiliency manifest in visual art. She is particularly curious about how humans process trauma and grief, what occurs emotionally and psychologically during the aftermath of violence, and our society's ability to recontextualize history to mask painful truths and nullify collective loss. Though the content of Molloy's work is often difficult, the finished pieces are celebratory, acknowledging the spirit and strength of the individuals she depicts.
Castleton University Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
This prestigious collection of Fine Art Photobooks is a provocative, creative and beautiful display of books by photographers, journalists and artists, assembled by the celebrated magazine Aperture in collaboration with the international photography festival Paris Photo.
Books will be on display for viewers to page through in the gallery. The subject matter ranges from highly personal visual essays and political documentaries to elaborate museum catalogs of historical importance. Publications are from a wide range of countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and this will be a rare opportunity to experience the contemporary culture of countries including the U.S., Italy, Ukraine, Uruguay, Poland, China, Japan and Bolivia.
Student groups are especially welcome, and we can arrange for a gallery tour with advance notice.
The Gallery is open during library hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 802-375-6153, email email@example.com, or find us on Facebook. A portion of all artwork sold in the gallery goes to support the community-wide work of the nonprofit Martha Canfield Library.
Martha Canfield Library - Canfield Gallery, Arlington
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
The Canfield Gallery, Arlington
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
Opening Reception Friday, March 27th 5:30-7:30pm
An exhibit of works by local artists interpreting and inspired by the theme: MUD
The MUD exhibit runs in the Pomfret Gallery from March 27th to April 25th.
ArtisTree Gallery invites you to join us for a celebration of our most cautiously optimistic season. Area artists will exhibit a variety of works - some anticipating the warmth and color to come; others reflecting on the familiar, spare landscape of recent memory; but especially those works in the here and now - and the...MUD.
3/27/20 5:30pm - 4/25/20 11:59pm
Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret
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.
· 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Flynn Center, Burlington
Reception: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm – in Conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk.
Vermonters address injustice and explore truths through multiple artistic media.
Tell Me What’s Really Going On addresses social justice/injustice in the world through the works of multiple artists and media. The show looks at political art from both a historical and contempo-rary perspective to explore the importance of protest art; banners & signs and their role as organ-izing tools. The show highlights imagery and photography as ways to make us look at the world differently, and incorporates contemporary art to highlight that the power and inspiration for po-litical art can also happen outside of the streets.
Artists include: John Douglas, Michael Kuk, Diane Gayer, Jessica Morrison, Caitlin La Dolce, Marie Davis, Joseph Gainza, Jen Berger, and Jean Cherouny.
Guest Curator: Jen Berger / At the Root
Jen Berger is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist and educator based in Burlington, VT. She uses painting, printmaking, and performance for education and dialogue around social issues that affect us all.
2/29/20 12:00pm - 4/30/20 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
The Edges and the Corners of the Day:
Recent work by Pamela Wilson, Sarah Burns, Kimberly Hamlin and Alanna Phinney. On display in the third floor gallery. This show highlights four artists working in traditionally feminized craft and performance mediums whose personal art-making dovetails with community-based social practice.
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020
Featured Artwork: Moonrise Vase by Pamela Wilson
Studio Place Arts, Barre
Science fiction artists often predict future technologies with surprising, and sometimes alarming accuracy. Space travel, cloning and more made appearances in the art of sci-fi before they were realities. This exhibition invites 24 contemporary artists to envision our future through the lens of science fiction. Futures is an exhibition part of 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020
Featured artwork: Control All Delete by Patrick Casey
Studio Place Arts, Barre
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