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Feb
10
2018

Book Release Event for: THE GARDEN OF WISDOM: EARTH TALES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST by Michael J. Caduto

Book Release Event for: THE GARDEN OF WISDOM: EARTH TALES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST by Michael J. Caduto Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come celebrate the publication of a new book by Vermont author Michael J. Caduto—The Garden of Wisdom: Earth Tales from the Middle East—hosted by ArtisTree Community Arts Center and the Norman Williams Public Library. During this free family program Michael will present storytelling, music (sing-along) and a brief visual feast of photos showing animals, plants and landscapes of the Middle East. More than 10 years in the making, this book grew from a peaceful collaboration of some 20 organizations and 50 individuals from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine—all working in partnership to create this unique children's book of indigenous nature stories that focus on animals, plants, friendship, Earth stewardship and wisdom. Michael will sign books for purchase following the event.

Location:
ArtisTree Community Arts Center
2095 Pomfret Road
South Pomfret, VT 05067

Cost: Free

For Further Information please contact:
Email: info@artistreevt.org
Phone: 802-457-3500
Website: www.artistreevt.org


REVIEWS of THE GARDEN OF WISDOM:

“Featuring Middle Eastern parables with a touch of Aesop about them, Michael Caduto’s Garden of Wisdom rewards the reader over and over.”
—Gregory Maguire, New York Times best-selling author of Wicked, Mirror Mirror, Leaping Beauty, and After Alice.

“Animals by nature know no borders, at least not by their own construction. Nature unites us, and The Garden of Wisdom is a fine place for us to meet.”
—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle

Time: 2/10/18 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: ArtisTree Commity Arts Center, South Pomfret
Feb
10
2018

Open House, Meet the Odanaksis Artists at "It's Cold Outside" Exhibit

Open House, Meet the Odanaksis Artists at "It's Cold Outside" Exhibit
Description:

Odanaksis ArtGroup would like to welcome you to an Open House, Meet the Artists and exhibit "It's Cold Outside" at the Hartland Public Library on February 10, from 1-3 pm. The art group paints outside every Thursday somewhere in the Upper Valley between Newbury, VT and Cornish, NH. Many of the artworks included in this exhibit were painted at the weekly sessions.

The artists exhibiting their works include Jo Tate, Rebecca Bense, Karen Chalom, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Linda Laundry, Susan Rump, and Gail Barton.

Odanaksis means “little village” in Abenaki. Susan Rump, the coordinator of the group, welcomes all levels of artists to join. Sue remarked, "The social aspect of our “little village” of artists and sharing our work is sustaining to our members." Information on joining the group will be available at the exhibit.

Although the weather outside is cold, visit the library to enjoy the Odanaksis members’ art in warmth.

This exhibit will be open during the Hartland Library hours through February 14, 2018.

Time: 2/10/18 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Hartland Public Library, Norwich
Feb
10
2018

Gelli® Plate Monoprinting Class

Gelli® Plate Monoprinting Class
Description:

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Jane MacKugler to lead a one-day workshop on Gelli® Plate Monoprinting. The class will take place on Saturday, February 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Equinox Village. The Gelli® Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It's easy to clean and always ready for printing, which makes monoprinting on a Gelli® plate simple and fun. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are too cool! We will use different sizes of Gelli® plates with acrylic paints and a variety of stencils, stamps, vegetation, household items, and whatever else we can find to create fun designs on paper and boxes. Bring along an old shirt or apron, any old gift boxes, anything that might make an interesting pattern, and your imagination. Preregistration is required and costs $50. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 2/10/18 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Equinox Village, Manchester Center
Jan
16
2018
– THRU –
Feb
13
2018

"The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art"

"The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art"
Description:

The Feick Art Center announces a new exhibit called "The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art." Nick's nature scenes are especially stunning given the fact that he gathers and hand makes all his pens and inks, paints and paintbrushes from the ecosystem around him. The show runs from Jan.16-Feb. 13, 2018. The opening reception is on Friday, Jan. 19 from 5-7pm. There will be refreshments, live music, and a chance to meet the artist. Free admission.

Time: 1/16/18 9:00am - 2/13/18 5:00pm
Location: The Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College, Poultney
Dec
23
2017
– THRU –
Feb
14
2018

It's Cold Outside

It's Cold Outside
Description:

Odanaksis ArtGroup returns to open their new exhibit "It's Cold Outside" at the Hartland Public Library on December 23, 2017, from 1-3 pm. The art group paints outside every Thursday somewhere in the Upper Valley between Newbury, VT and Cornish, NH. Many of the artworks included in this exhibit were painted at the weekly sessions.

The artists exhibiting their works include Jo Tate, Rebecca Bense, Karen Chalom, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Susan Rump, and Gail Barton.

Odanaksis means “little village” in Abenaki. Susan Rump, the coordinator of the group, welcomes all levels of artists to join. Sue remarked, "The social aspect of our “little village” of artists and sharing our work is sustaining to our members." Information on joining the group will be available at the exhibit.

Although the weather outside is cold, visit the library to enjoy the Odanaksis members’ art in warmth.

This exhibit will be open during the Hartland Library hours from December 23, 2017, through February 14, 2018.

Location: Hartland Public Library, Norwich
Feb
10
2018
– THRU –
Feb
17
2018

Lino-Block Printmaking with Robert Brunelle Jr

Lino-Block Printmaking with Robert Brunelle Jr
Description:

In this workshop students will learn how to carve and print a linoleum block to make multiple images. Topics covered in this class include: Reversing your drawing, simplifying your image into black and white shapes, transferring your image to the block, safe carving techniques, inking and printing your block. This will be a two-day class, one day to draw and carve the blocks, the second day for printing them. Materials included.

Bio: Robert Waldo Brunelle is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator and political cartoonist. He was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School from 1981 to 2012. He served as the president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association from 1995 to 2012, and now serves as the NVAA’s Vice President. He has been exhibiting his paintings in the region since 1978. He is a founding member of the Vermont Comic Creator’s Group, and his cartoon strip Mr. Brunelle Explains It All appears weekly in Seven Days, and monthly in Funny Times. To see more of his work, visit www.mrbrunelle.com

Time: 2/10/18 10:00am - 2/17/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Dec
2
2017
– THRU –
Feb
18
2018

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching
Description:

ON VIEW DECEMBER 2 – FEBRUARY 18
OPENING RECEPTION: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 FROM 4-6PM
64 works by Elizabeth Nelson inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching


Elizabeth Nelson is best known for her images of northeastern landscapes. Her work has been shown since the late 1980s and has been presented in juried shows for nearly as long. She is represented by galleries in New York and Vermont and has won commissions for public art. Neither a young nor obscure artist, one can believe her
when she says, “Every so often artists come to the end of what they’re exploring.” They have to ask, “Where do I go from here?” 2012 was one of those periods for Liz. She
wanted to transform her work.

In January 2012, she started a series of “Symbolic Landscapes” inspired by the sixty four hexagrams of the I Ching. Incorporating chance even into the procedure, She threw coins to choose a hexagram each time a painting was started and would contemplate the result as she thought or dreamt an image. Her work has always referenced the landscape of northern New England and this new series continued that exploration, but with an interior dimension of symbols and geometric juxtapositions.

A friend showed her the book in the mid 1960s. “The language about the symbols connected so closely to unconscious thoughts I had been having.” She wears divination loosely; there are times she refers to the method frequently and times she puts it aside for years. Liz describes her use as “something I have used in different ways for different questions and in different intensities.”

The discipline of such a project is “very freeing.” Describing the freedom inside of discipline, Liz makes this analogy: “If you’ve cooked a souffle, one that’s followed the rules, and have had some success, then you start changing things.” She applies that thought to painting: “You have to keep pushing the edges of your knowledge and capabilities to grow as an artist. “Completing one idea,” she explains, gives her the “confidence to do a riff on it. It’s a physical skill, among other things. You have to have confidence in your skills; you keep practicing.”

For the first time all 64 of these new paintings will be on exhibit.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (802) 533-9075 or visit www.HighlandArtsVT.org.

Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jan
13
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

RORY JACKSON: COMING IN FROM THE COLD
on display January 13 - February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

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Edgewater Gallery’s Stowe, Vermont location welcomes the New Year with a solo exhibition of new works by Vermont artist Rory Jackson. On view January 13 through February 20, the exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, features a new collection of the dynamic Vermont landscape paintings for which Jackson has become known. Among the works are quintessential winter scenes demonstrating the artist’s keen observation of his native environment and his ability to evoke a sense of warmth amid the cold. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 5-7:30pm at Edgewater at Stowe, 151 Main Street, Stowe.

Rory Jackson is celebrated for his careful attention to the lights and darks that occur within the spirit of the Vermont landscape. With large brush strokes and vibrant colors, Jackson provides viewers with the details we often miss. Jackson resides in Lincoln, Vermont and travels annually to Cape Three Points, Ghana where he and his wife founded Trinity Yard School. Jackson studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and the Art Students League in NY, under the direction of Max Ginsburg. His work has been exhibited in Vermont and New York.

For further information on Rory Jackson and his exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
12
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

DENNIS SHEEHAN - Late for the Sky
On display through February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe celebrates winter with lush landscapes by painter Dennis Sheehan. His exhibition Late for the Sky will be on view through March 9th. Sheehan works in the style of the masters of the Barbizon School, and shows influence from the American Tonalists. His exhibition at Edgewater Gallery at Stowe highlights the transitional period of dusk, farm and quiet gray winter days when the sun’s light is but a fleeting glimmer in the landscape. Sheehan works from imagination and his focus is in the power of shadows.

Dennis Sheehan hails from Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at the Vesper George School of Art and the Montserrat School of Visual Art. He teaches from his studio in Manchester, New Hampshire. Recent exhibits include a solo exhibition at the Whistler House Museum, in Lowell, MA, and the Guild of Boston Artists. Sheehan’s work is held in major public and private collections, including the White House and the personal collections of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

For further information on Dennis Sheehan and his exhibit, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
2
2018
– THRU –
Feb
23
2018

2 New Exhibits at T.W.Wood Gallery

2 New Exhibits at T.W.Wood Gallery
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce two new exhibits of
Vermont artists work. Susan Abbott and Axel Stohlberg will be showing their paintings in the contemporary
exhibit room and the f 7 photography group “Seven Ways of Seeing” in the contemporary hallway. The
exhibits run from January 2 through February 23, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 4, from
5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet the artists, purchase art and enjoy
refreshments. There will be a Gallery Art Talk with the Axel Stohlberg on Friday, February 2 at 5:30 pm
followed by Q & A with members of the f 7 group at 6:30 pm.

Time: 1/2/18 12:00pm - 2/23/18 5:00pm
Location: 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Feb
2
2018
– THRU –
Feb
27
2018

2018 Student Art Show

2018 Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A lively celebration of creativity from our regional schools, giving students from grades 1-12 the opportunity display their work in a professional gallery setting. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Feb 2 from 5-7pm.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Feb
1
2018
– THRU –
Mar
11
2018

While The Trees Run

While The Trees Run
Description:

"While the Trees Run" a curated exhibit featuring NoDa's stable of artists and introducing two new Californian artists: Katie Ruiz and Heather Gordon.
www.northerndaughters.com

Time: 2/1/18 10:00am - 3/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Jan
30
2018
– THRU –
Mar
17
2018

Shape Shifting

Shape Shifting
Description:

Shape Shifting by Rosalind Daniels - photographs of abstracted shapes and light. On display in SPA's second floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018
Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
– THRU –
Mar
17
2018

Shockwave

Shockwave
Description:

Shockwave - a collection of dynamic art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective through Washington County Mental Health Services. On display in SPA's third floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018

Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
– THRU –
Mar
17
2018

Golden

Golden
Description:

Golden - a group exhibit with artwork in a variety of media exploring the many aspects of aging. On display in SPA's main floor gallery.
For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
17
2018
– THRU –
Mar
30
2018

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography
Description:

“A Man and his Camera” is a collection of spectacular photographs by Josh Axelrod. Josh, a Roxbury Vermont-based professional fine art photographer specializes in contemplative black & white and color landscape imagery. His film (note – film, not digital) photographs and handcrafted frames can be found in collections around the world. Valley Arts is pleased to exhibit Josh’s work in the Festival Gallery from January 12 through March 30

A reception and talk by Axelrod are planned for mid-March – date to be announced.

Time: 1/17/18 1:00pm - 3/30/18 4:00pm
Location: Valley Arts VT Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Jan
16
2018
– THRU –
Mar
31
2018

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport
Description:

After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in West Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport would enter the home at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and go on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home.

Today, nearly thirty years after Susanne and Neil entered the home, this rarely seen collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs comes to the Vermont Folklife Center as a new exhibition entitled, Up Home.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5-7PM
Exhibit on Display: January 16, 2018 through March 31, 2018

Time: 1/16/18 10:00am - 3/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Feb
2
2018
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Apr
1
2018

2017 - 2018 Legacy Collection

2017 - 2018 Legacy Collection Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual Legacy Collection brings together the works of 20 living artists who continue the legacy of Mary Bryan in whose memory the gallery was built by her husband, the artist Alden Bryan. The Collection is based on the gallery's prior year's sales (which would be 2016), and is re-installed in the Main Gallery for the last 2 months of its run, February and March. 2018. Gallery is open by appointment at any time, and Friday - Sunday, 11 - 4, through April 1. Photograph is of "March Sunset, Jericho," Painting by Robert Aiken.

Time: 2/2/18 11:00am - 4/1/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Feb
2
2018
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Apr
1
2018

Love Lost and Found

Love Lost and Found Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents LOVE LOST AND FOUND, a member exhibit of paintings exploring the vicissitudes of love, in its Middle Room this winter, from February 2 – April 1.

The juried exhibit includes 28 paintings by 23 artists who responded to the call to artists by giving form to expressions about love: romantic, parental, platonic, unrequited and lost. Works include a variety of mediums.

Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT. 802-644-5100. A digital preview of this exhibit can be seen at www.bryangallery.org. Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday, 11 – 4 and by appointment at any time.

Time: 2/2/18 11:00am - 4/1/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Dusty Boynton: From Within

Dusty Boynton: From Within
Description:

Dusty Boynton merges past memory and personal experience to create works that are seemingly child-like in appearance but sophisticated in gesture and expression. Drawing from her inner subconscious world, the artist’s cast of characters rejects conventional representation and inhabit a fantastic world of their own. Boynton’s expressive brushstrokes, vibrant color palette, and supernatural imagery give her compositions a carefree and imaginative innocence. Dusty Boynton’s exhibition for BCA Center will feature large-scale paintings, monoprints, and reliefs created over the past decade.

Dusty is one of three artists featured in the winter exhibition. Edwin Owre and Elise Whittemore are also included.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Elise Whittemore: One by One

Elise Whittemore: One by One
Description:

Elise Whittemore, BCA’s 2017 Barbara Smail award-winner, has made important contributions to the vibrancy and excellence of Vermont’s arts community as an artist and arts advocate. In her beautifully designed prints, Whittemore is drawn to the physical labor of art making and how it challenges her to pursue different ways hand and material can create meaning together. The artist’s use of pattern develops a narrative that explores the physicality of printmaking as well as formal constructs that are inherent to the natural world.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Edwin Owre.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Edwin Owre: New Constructions

Edwin Owre: New Constructions
Description:

With an artistic career spanning more than five decades, artist and educator Edwin Owre works continuously in his Grand Isle studio creating new, colorful "constructions" that explore the possibilities of drawing and the gesture through abstract sculpture. Referencing the sensibilities of the formative American art movements of the 1960s and 70s, while embracing contemporary expressions of mark-making, Owre creates work that is exciting, immediate, and most importantly formative to a generation of Vermont-based contemporary artists working today.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Elise Whittemore.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water
Description:

Large abstract photographs of water fill the East Gallery for this solo exhibition by local artist Philip Herbison.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Description:

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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