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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Jun
4
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Michael Strauss - The Magic of Seeing

Michael Strauss - The Magic of Seeing
Description:

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce The Magic of Seeing – Inside and Outside of the Frame, Exploring the Illusion of Light, Space, Form and in Landscape Painting an exhibit featuring acrylic and ink paintings by Michael Strauss.

Reception and Artist Talk: The opening reception will take place on June 6th, from 4 – 9pm with an artist talk as 6pm. All shows are free and open to the public. The reception will coincide with Montpelier Alives’ ArtsFest and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) conference as well as the Center for Arts and Learning Open Studios.

Michael Strauss is currently an emeritus professor at the University of Vermont (UVM). He taught college level chemistry at UVM from 1968 to 2003, and then went on to teach drawing there for over a decade. He is a prolific author and has published many articles and books about the process of drawing and revision. Strauss considers drawing and painting forms of visual reasoning, powerful ways of learning about the world.

“For me, drawings of molecules, especially very complicated molecules, can be as elegant and meaningful as a Rembrant landscape” - The Mind At Hand - Michael Strauss

Time: 6/4/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00am
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Jun
24
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Art and Nature Camp

Art and Nature Camp
Description:

Discover the great outdoors through art! Partake in nature walks, creative outdoor games, and art using a variety of media. Art-making will be explored through storytelling, active exercises, and art projects created specifically for early learners. Each child will gain familiarity with art materials, practice observational and verbal skills, and work with other students on group projects.
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon
June 24th-June 28th
Ages 3-5
8:30am-12:00pm
$190 (member) | $215 (non-member)

Time: 6/24/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 12:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jun
24
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Fashion Design Camp

Fashion Design Camp
Description:

Take pieces of clothing and rearrange them into a whole new wardrobe! Working on sewing machines, campers will redesign old clothing into new favorite outfits. Raid your closet, visit a used clothing store; bring buttons, sequins, lace, ribbon, and other accessories to add. Basic sewing skills are helpful, but not necessary.
Ages 11-17
June 24th-18th Instructors: Donna Collins and Jolene Lane
July 15th-19th Instructors: Donna Collins
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Time: 6/24/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Apr
30
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce Awakenings; an exhibit featuring current work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. The T.W. Wood Gallery is honored to have their work at the gallery.

Through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life, Kate Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing. Working in the alla prima tradition, she paints directly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in my paintings. With still life, Longmaid is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life.

Tom Merwin's painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Traveling the trails through the Kittatiny, Catskill and Green Mountains have been a continued influence and resource for Merwin. Exploring the waterfalls and sketching them on site with sumi ink and rice paper, or recreating the strata of a mountain or cliff face using layering of media, allows him to use the images as notes or tones and leave their literal meaning behind.

Time: 4/30/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
2
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet
Description:

Vanishment, new work featured by Vermont artist Janet Van Fleet, will be on view at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery from April 2 through June 28, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 4, 4-7 PM. The exhibit explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

Time: 4/2/19 8:00am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Fault Lines

Fault Lines
Description:

Fault Lines: May 14 – June 29, 2019 at Studio Place Arts

Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form
Description:

Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing series of hanging scrolls recently shown in Budapest. On display in the third-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles
Description:

Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. An exhibition of her work will be on display in the second-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
18
2019
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Jun
30
2019

The Vermont Watercolor Society Does Wildlife!

The Vermont Watercolor Society Does Wildlife!
Description:

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 12-5pm.

The opening reception is May 18th from 2:00-4:00

Location: Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester
Apr
29
2019
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Jul
10
2019

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young
Description:


April 29-July 10, 2019
Artist Reception Thursday, May 23, 5-7pm

Ann Young’s interest lies in realism, especially of people, fascinated by the almost limitless variations afforded by the human condition and the same basic emotions shared by humanity. Rather than light and dark in a literal sense, these paintings consider the good and bad sides of human nature. People rain down terror and destruction on one another and at the same time are loving and considerate. Young explains, “This collection tries to sort things out, the good and bad that resides in all people, including myself.”

Young was raised in Illinois and Nebraska but has lived her adult life in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. From her first job illustrating the varmints of the Nebraska plains, through her stint as an illustrator for The Center For Northern Studies, to her abstract closeups of pond vegetation and the shells of crustaceans, she has looked to nature for inspiration. She spent years in a fruitful career making miniature animal and figure porcelain figurines for the wholesale craft market. An interest in large wooden sculpture occupied several years culminating in large scale gallery installations, combining the large cedar sculptures with the miniature porcelain figures. Young now devotes all her time with studies of people, in portrait and social interactions, enjoying the exquisite hues and textures which oil on canvas allows.

Time: 4/29/19 9:00am - 7/10/19 11:59pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
9
2019
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Aug
4
2019

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight
Description:

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

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

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

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

Time: 6/9/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt
Description:

Suzy Spence’s paintings consider contemporary power struggles through the elegant metaphor of fox hunting. Turning the genteel athletic, sartorial, and social traditions of fox hunting toward lucid social commentary, Spence creates psychologically-rich paintings of steely riders joined in dark complicity—soldiers, sisters, friends. They are on the hunt.

Time: 6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs
Description:

Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” - painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.

Time: 6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jun
22
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Composing Form

Composing Form
Description:

This group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and humorous, referencing human history, intervention and experience.

Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples
Description:

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Dividing her time between Northern Vermont and her native Australia, Sarah Amos is among a generation of artists who have devised conceptual and formal innovations in printmaking that transcend local histories and conventions to form new meanings. Combining multiple printmaking techniques -etching, monoprint, and collograph- with painting and stitch work; Amos upends traditional notions of printmaking to create monumentally scaled works that evoke a confluence of cultures. Her large-scale prints and multiples allude to organic, scientific, and cultural ideas while exploring materiality and memory.

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples is presented by Leunig’s Bistro & Café.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

Time: 6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm
Location: 135 Chuch Street, Burlington
Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk
Description:

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Job Site is a collaborative, multimedia installation that explores the drawing and choreography inherent in architecture. This room-sized installation captures the embedded and often overlooked moments of mark making and movement that animate the creation of buildings such as stray hammer marks or snapped chalk lines. Incorporating paper, graphite, wood and video projection, Job Site honors the tradition of New England’s wood frame construction while revealing the mystery beneath the surface of everyday structures that surround and protect us.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

Time: 6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In
Description:

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

Time: 6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow
Description:

Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne