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Fine woodworker Richard Bissell will lead a tour of his Putney workshop and showroom in connection with the exhibit Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers: Evolving Traditions.
A member of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, Bissell has been designing and building handmade furniture since 1982. He developed a line of Shaker furniture, Mission furniture, and Windsor chairs, and he creates custom furniture and built-ins. His approach to furniture design is inspired by the clean lines and details, graceful proportions, quality craftsmanship, and focus on function that are the foundation of Shaker designs.
ADMISSION: $10, Free for BMAC members
Space is limited, registration required.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Catamount Arts' Annual Auction & Gala begins November 26th with an ONLINE SILENT AUCTION and ends December 11th with an IN-PERSON GALA at Catamount ArtPort in St. Johnsbury, featuring live music by Kat Wright and Brett Hughes and a live auction of exclusive items. Registration for online bidding is free; tix for the gala are on sale now.
11/26/21 12:00am - 12/11/21 11:00pm
Catamount ArtPort and Online, Saint Johnsbury Center
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents Chuck Olson: Object and Memory, paintings and collages by internationally celebrated Pennsylvania artist Chuck Olson. Opening and Artist Reception Saturday, November 6, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Artist Talk scheduled for the following day, Sunday, November 7, 5. pm. Exhibit continues through December 12.
Olson employs a lustrous and rich palette with subtly brushed hues and tonal ranges often juxtaposed with striking, contrasting passages of deep blackish-blues or greens. The balances achieved assure that each painting stands alone, complete and whole.
“My painting has long been a response to my fascination with history as it is wedded to its artifacts and to the landscape upon which events have played themselves out... History and memory are salted within any given landscape…” Olson is inclined to suggest historical narrative in his work by appropriating or referencing sculptural or architectural elements, often in the form of collaged imagery. (Image: Olson, Urban Reef, 2021, 40 x 32, collage)
11/6/21 5:00pm - 12/12/21 5:00pm
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Gems & Giants 2021, an annual exhibition of large and small paintings by its gallery members shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery and Middle Room. Paintings range from landscapes to abstracts, from florals, portrait, and still-life.
The exhibit opens Thursday, November 11th, and will conclude on Sunday, December 19th.
Sunday, November 14th an opening reception will be held from 1-3pm. As a safety precaution, masks will be required to be worn by everyone, no matter vaccination status.
11/11/21 11:00am - 12/19/21 4:00pm
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to announce the opening of its 2021 season on Friday, March, 5. The season kicks off with the “Legacy Collection” exhibit, featuring the works of 17 distinguished New England landscape artists plus a selection of works by Alden Bryan and Mary Bryan.
The show will be hung in the Main Gallery and Middle Room Gallery from March 5 - May 2, 2021. After which the show will be moved to the East Gallery and shown until Dec. 19, 2021.
Due to COVID there will not be an artist roundtable or a reception this year.
The gallery spring hours are Friday – Sunday 11am to 4pm.
3/5/21 11:00am - 12/19/21 4:00pm
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Henry Luther Sheldon, founder of the Henry Sheldon Museum, was born on August 15, 1821. This year we celebrate his birthday and his collecting passions. “ … I have spent all my leisure the past year trying to benefit future generations…” wrote Henry in his 1881 diary referring to his extensive collecting of local, regional and national historical materials. This exhibit explores his life, myriad of collecting pursuits, the establishment of what has become known as the oldest community-based Museum in the country, and an outstanding archive, the Stewart-Swift Research Center. Henry amassed one of the richest but little known historical collections in all New England, rendering Middlebury perhaps one of the best documented towns in the entire region. On view will be variety of historical documents, photographs, scrapbooks, autographs, Middlebury imprints, diaries, music ephemera, relics, a lock of Napoleon’s hair, and more!
7/13/21 11:00am - 12/31/21 4:00pm
Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Stunning and vibrant photographs of musicians, dancers, athletes and others taken in Havana, Cuba, by Middlesex freelance photographer Elliot Burg, now on display at the Burlington Airport. Burg’s artist’s statement concludes, “With gratitude and admiration, I offer these portraits of los cubanos in all their beauty, grace and exuberance.”
10/1/21 6:00am - 12/31/21 10:00pm
Burlington International Airport (second floor by Gates 1-8), South Burlington
Please join us for a memorial exhibition for artist Jackie Abrams, who passed away on November 6. This special exhibit opens Friday, December 3 and will continue through January 9, and will contain vessels created over the last few months of Jackie’s life.
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts has been fortunate to know Jackie and honored to represent her work since 2015. This exhibit will be the last opportunity to select baskets and vessels from her remaining collection. Proceeds will help support the newly established Jackie Abrams Legacy Scholarship for North Country Studio Workshops (founded by Jackie in 1993), as well as Mitchell-Giddings’ soon to be realized Jackie Abrams Invitational Exhibit, an annual opportunity for selected artists to exhibit at MGFA. (Image: Abrams, The Wise Grandmother, II, 2021)
12/3/21 11:00am - 1/9/22 5:00pm
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Join members of The Front for their Group Show #46 and Market Under $100 opening with an Art Walk on Friday December 3 from 4:00 -8:00 PM. Show will be open through January 9 every Friday from 4:00-7:00 and on Weekends from 11:00-5:00. or by appointment. The Under $100 Market will be open through December, the gallery will be closed December 25. For more information visit www.thefrontvt.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
image by Monica DiGiovanni title is Parthenos Sylvia
6 Barre Street, Montpelier
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is bringing back MNFF Selects, its monthly in-person screening series at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. MNFF Selects will kick off its eight month run this October, spanning through May 2022. For its “comeback” edition, MNFF Selects presents Humans and Animals: Shared Experiences, Intersecting Worlds. The series will be geared toward families, with six of the eight films rated G or PG.
All attendees 12 and over must be vaccinated and all attendees, including children under 12, must wear masks while inside the theater.
My Octopus Teacher [Documentary] [Rated: G]
Sunday, October 17 @ 2pm FREE SCREENING, COURTESY OF NETFLIX
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street [Documentary] [Rated: PG]
Sunday, November 21 @ 2pm
Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog [Drama] [Rated: PG]
Thursday, December 30 @ 7pm
From The Wild Sea [Documentary] [Rated: PG]
Sunday, January 16 @ 2pm
Duma [Drama] [Rated: PG]
Sunday, February 20 @ 2pm
Buck [Documentary] [Rated: PG]
Thursday, March 24 @ 7pm
Grizzly Man [Documentary] [Rated: R]
Thursday, April 21 @ 7pm
The Rider [Drama] [Rated: R]
Thursday, May 12 @ 7pm
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury