Arts Calendar: Visual Arts
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WORKSHOP: Watercolor Still Life
Materials: List, Member: $90, Non-Member: $100
In this introduction to watercolor painting, we will turn our attention to the beauty of Vermont winter crops and natural objects: gourds and squash, driftwood, lake stones, dried herbs and flowers, and other specimens from our landscape. We will learn how to translate a three-dimensional object onto a two-dimensional surface through basic drawing techniques, how to set up a color palette, and how to apply basic color theory. We will also explore various approaches to texture and composition.
SPRING 2018: 1 day, Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm, May 19
5/19/18 10:00am - 4:00pm
64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne
As a part of West Branch Gallery's current exhibition, Deep Into Nature, Susan Wahlrab will host a daylong workshop designed to deepen your observational skills of the natural world. Each participant will create a mosaic of hues, tones and values using a small natural object of their choice as inspiration. A rock, leaf, flower, stick - you get the idea!
As our instructor, Susan brings to the workshop a lifetime of observing the intricacies and pulse of nature, through layering color in an attempt to walk between the worlds of matter and energy. She will share support and experience to guide us through this journey, while also introducing us to her unique technique of vanished watercolor on claybord.
In more than 15 years of teaching, including at Brown university and Maine College of Art, Susan found that this was always students' most insightful exploration. It is specially designed for all levels of experience - fun for all! Beginners to seasoned painters are equally welcome to participate!
- Workshop will be held at West Branch Gallery on Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 4pm
- Lunch will be provided (please note any dietary restriction in your email to reserve a spot)
- Some materials will be provided, though Susan will suggest a list of additional materials to bring
- Limited to twelve participants, so reserve your spot ASAP!
- $175 for workshop, select materials, and lunch
- Due to the limited number of spots available, cancellations will not be refunded
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-253-8943 to reserve your spot today!
5/19/18 10:00am - 4:30pm
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Saturday, May 19th at BigTown Gallery, please join us for the opening reception of the very first exhibition of our 2018 spring & summer schedule. Currently on display is an exquisite, and eclectic, grouping of some of the very best artwork from 11 artists who are teaching and working in the Dartmouth College Visual Arts department. Refreshments to be provided. We look forward to seeing you here!
11 ARTISTS FROM THE DARTMOUTH COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT:
∙ VIRGINIA BEAHAN ∙ JENNIFER CAINE ∙ KARI CHOLNOKY ∙ LOUISE HAMLIN ∙ KAROLINA KAWIAKA ∙ STINA KÖHNKE ∙ HANNAH OLIVIA NELSON ∙ COLLEEN RANDALL ∙ CHRISTINA SEELY ∙ ESMÉ THOMPSON ∙ ZENOVIA TOLOUDI
Event Cover Image: Zenovia Toloudi, Silo(e)scapes 2016-now, Installation detail view
5/19/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
99 North Main Street, Rochester
Saturday, May 19th at BigTown Gallery, please join us for the opening reception of the very first exhibition of our 2018 spring & summer schedule. The Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College is one of the region's most exciting under-graduate college art programs. With the recent expansion of it's facilities (the Black Family Visual Arts Center, in Hanover) the college makes a strong statement for the arts as a major force in the region.
Dartmouth Influence showcases eleven women artists -- faculty members, adjunct professors, and the visiting artist -- to survey the breadth of philosophy, teaching capacity, and advancing commitment of the department.
This exhibit presents a rare opportunity to see examples of the artists working in a broad array of mediums. It displays a traditional and contemporary viewpoint marking an almost thirty year span and reflects the influence of the art movements of the day.
VIRGINIA BEAHAN, JENNIFER CAINE, KARI CHOLNOKY, LOUISE HAMLIN, KAROLINA KAWIAKA, STINA KÖHNKE, HANNAH OLIVIA NELSON, COLLEEN RANDALL, CHRISTINA SEELY, ESMÉ THOMPSON, ZENOVIA TOLOUDI
5/19/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BigTown Gallery, Rochester
Magic from the ancients to the present is embodied in Sande French Stockwell’s recent sculptures and drawings. And her work begs you to be a part of this manifestation, to react, to think, and pose more searching questions about your life and your relationship to our deep and ancient past. Through this search of ancient connections are our new possible beings and Be-comings. Many of these “beings” are on display as the “Portraits of a Different Kind” exhibit at Axel’s Gallery in Waterbury, Vermont. Sande French-Stockwell has presented her latest pieces: both works on paper and in the round and invites you to celebrate your dreams!
Ms. Stockwell has fallen in love with the creative freedom newly found in plaster. Come discover how a single change in medium has allowed one artist to flourish creatively.
“Working with plaster allows a quick and instant breath of life into these beings I sculpt. I use my hands to shape and form the traces of a hypnotic yesteryear, a raw present and magical future.”
Meet the artist Friday, April 13th from 6-8pm. This event is open and free to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury
In the South Gallery, two Vermont-based artists together present work exploring intimate conversations with the underappreciated inhabitants of our natural environments. Forest floors strewn with fallen branches, moss-covered rocks in streambeds, and wildflowers take center stage in this collection of paintings in watercolor by Susan Wahlrab and fabric collages by Dianne Shullenberger.
3/24/18 10:00am - 5/20/18 5:00pm
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
In the Central Gallery, two Vermont-based artists, plein air painter Charlie Hunter and landscape photographer Jim Westphalen, turn their attention to vanishing icons of Vermont's rich industrial and agricultural past. The works in this exhibition ask us to reconsider the familiar rusted railways and retired grain elevators that pepper our local landscape and inhabit their photographs and canvases, rightfully elevating them to subjects worthy of our respect, gratitude, and reverence.
3/24/18 10:00am - 5/20/18 5:00pm
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
BRATTLEBORO: An opening reception for the exhibit, "Raised Voices: Local Artists Resist" will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden at 157 Main St.
“Raised Voices” will be on exhibit at the River Garden until May 26, featuring the work of area artists who responded to an open call to stand up and express your hopes, your outrage, your vision in the face of the current political climate in our country today.
The exhibit features unique pieces from some of the finest artists and artisans in the area, and others whose work you may be discovering for the first time. All the work on display is for sale with either 50 percent or 100 percent of proceeds going to three organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Vermont, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England - Brattleboro, and the Vermont Workers’ Center.
Artists showing work, in some cases made specifically for this show: Jackie Abrams, , Sue Aldridge, Monserrat Archbald, Barbara Baribeau, Karen Becker, Ellen Bronstein, Stuart Copans, Kay Curtis, Sloan Dawson, John Dimick , Arlene Distler, Wayne Estey, Suzanne Flynt, Kathleen Harwood, Laura Kaye, Dolores Klaich, Isabel Lenssen , Lodiza LePore, Steve Lloyd, Naomi Lindenfeld, Mel Martin, Kris McDermet, Barbara Milot, Petria Mitchell, Greg Moschetti, Sharon Myers, Gene Parulis, Leonard Ragouzeos, Deidra Razzaque, Susan Rosano, Nina Rossi, Deidre Scherer, Helen Schmidt, Lori Schreiner, Kathleen Sims, Walter Slowinski, Jorika Stockwell, and Toby Welch.
Says Jackie Abrams, artist and one of five organizers of the exhibit: "This show was conceived of as a gathering, a safe place for people to express and share their outrage with each other and the community." Another artist-organizer, Petria Mitchell, says, "Responding creatively offers a myriad of avenues for healing and solace during this time of rapid change and deep questioning.” In addition to Abrams and Mitchell, Kris McDermet, Kay Curtis, and Arlene Distler helped to organize the exhibit and also have pieces in the show.
Taking place during Brattleboro’s monthly Gallery Walk, the reception will feature luscious refreshments, interactive sculptures, performances by Silky Caterwaul and Cyrus Shaoul, and the possibility of a visit by Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and area legislators. For questions and more information, email: email@example.com
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro
Portraits of Artists by Photographer William Dixon
An event connected to the “Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination” creativity forums series.
LOCATION: Putney Public Library Central Library, 55 Main St, Putney, VT 05346
William Dixon presents a photographic series of local artists working in their studios. Included in the exhibit are photos of Ken Pick, Paul Stone, Dena Gartenstein Moses, Nancy Storrow, Joseph Fichter, Walter Slowinski, and Eugene Uman.
William Dixon has been photographing artists from the Putney community for several years. Artists at Work, his 2014 solo exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography, focused on the creative process employed by these talented and creative people. To see more of William Dixon’s work, please visit: williamdixonphotography.net
This exhibition is one of the many activities offered as a part of the "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination" creativity forums series. To view the full series, please visit: www.acwc.us/forums. The "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations About Art, Creativity, & Imagination" creativity forums are being supported by the following partners and sponsors:
SPONSORS: The Brattleboro Reformer*Brattleboro Community Television*Brattleboro Food Co-Op*Brattleboro Savings & Loan*Latchis Arts*New Chapter*Southern Vermont Arts & Living*The Richards Group
PARTNERS: Antidote Books*Brooks Memorial Library*C. X. Silver Gallery LLC*Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery*Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts*River Gallery School*Putney Public Library*Sandglass Theater
Putney Library, 55 Main Street, Putney
Join us for the SPIRIT OF PLACE show with Nori Pepe's black/white linocuts "Carving out a Place" and Kate Pond's "Flying Kites". OPENING reception is Saturday May 5 at 3pm for kite flying if the weather permits.
GreenTARA Gallery opened in 2017 in a former church and historic general store. Look for us in the village of North Hero.
4/27/18 10:00am - 6/3/18 4:00pm
GreenTARA Gallery, North Hero
Catamount Arts Exhibits Norwich Painter for Earth Day
An exhibit by artist Anne Sargent Walker of Boston and Norwich will open at the Catamount Arts Rankin Gallery on Sunday, April 22nd, in celebration of Earth Day. Anne Sargent Walker’s Out on a Limb explores the effects of climate change on the natural environment and will be on exhibit through June 8 with special related programming including free gallery talks and special film screenings. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, May 31, from 5-7 pm.
Anne Sargent Walker’s mixed media painting explores the beauty, complexity, and fragility of the natural world—and our complicated relationship with it. Her semi-abstract paintings in oil and acrylic often incorporate layers of vintage wallpaper, something man-made that references a pastoral inclination to bring nature inside. Birds, flora, and other creatures rest uneasily on a surface that can degrade by peeling back or dissolving to reveal multiple layers beneath—a reminder of planet warming, the loss of habitat for humans and other species, and growing threats to the environment itself.
It’s an appropriate exhibit for Earth Day, a celebration that dates back to 1970 when millions of people took to the streets to protest pollution and heavy use of pesticides. The first Earth Day rallies resulted in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of legislation such at the Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Catamount Arts will celebrate the 48th annual Earth Day with the opening of two exhibits concerning the effects of climate change on the natural world: Resa Blatman’s Trouble in Paradise will open in the Main Gallery on the same day Anne Sargent Walker’s Out on a Limb opens in the Rankin Gallery.
Sargent Walker attributes her concerns about nature to summers spent with her naturalist father at her family home in Norwich where she frequently returns to continue her longstanding engagement with the rural landscape. Raised in Boston and Vermont, Sargent Walker earned her BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College and a MEd from Tufts University. Recipient of a Berkshire Taconic Foundation Artists’ Resource Trust Grant, Walker has also enjoyed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and in Ireland and Italy. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout New England and is in permanent and private collections across the country.
For more information about the artist and her work, see www.annesargentwalker.com. To learn more about Catamount Arts programming, visit www.catamountarts.org.
4/22/18 12:00am - 6/8/18 12:00am
Catamount Arts Rankin Gallery, Saint Johnsbury
Catamount Celebrates Earth Day with Resa Blatman: Trouble in Paradise
On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of pollution and heavy use of pesticides. The first national Earth Day rally resulted in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and passage of such robust legislation as the Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. 48 years later, Earth Day is a global event in which more than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate in civically focused actions to bring attention to continuing threats to biodiversity and the environment. This April 22, Catamount Arts will celebrate Earth Day with the official opening of the art exhibition Resa Blatman: Trouble in Paradise.
Resa Blatman’s work is proof that eco-activism is not limited to the scientific community. In Trouble in Paradise, an exhibition of 17 elegantly crafted and exuberant paintings, the artist offers up a visual commentary on climate change and its increasing threat to migratory birds and other animal species. “Nature is full of delight and darkness, energy and decay, life and death,” observes Blatman. “I endeavor to make work that offers me and the viewer an elegiac and seductive visual feast with hints of surrender—surrender of the self, surrender of the natural world, surrender of the things we cannot control.”
Inspired by the decorative traditions of Baroque, Romantic, and Victorian art, Blatman combines paint, assemblage, and intricate laser-cut forms to create beautiful yet unsettling microenvironments. Scintillating Swamp and The Ultimate Whorl show flora and fauna bursting from the confines of the picture frame, giving evidence to the dynamic vitality of nature. But within this abundance of life, we are faced with a clear threat. Tangles of thorny branches leave little room for migratory birds to rest comfortably. The scarred earth and ominous skies in such paintings as The Fall and Heed force viewers to go beyond poetic beauty to consider what happens if nature is stressed beyond her ability to recover. While Blatman’s small worlds are undeniably lovely, they also acknowledge and warn about troubles in our natural paradise.
Resa Blatman’s intricate paintings and multi-layered installations have long been inspired by the natural world, but her most recent work explores the alarming signs of climate change—extreme weather conditions and rising water levels due to shrinking ice caps. In 2015, she was one of 29 artists, writers, and poets who sailed along the west coast of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of the Arctic Circle. During the month-long expedition, the artist hiked on glaciers, boated in and out of fjords, and collected detritus—fishing line, fishing nets, combs, toothbrushes—washed up on the shore. Upon return, Blatman created The Water Project/Rising Tide, a series of large-scale installations made from pliable hand-cut Mylar painted with latex to effectively simulate movement of ocean currents. The artist is currently planning a trip to the ice-capped landmass of Greenland, where she expects to be further inspired by her observation of the natural world.
Blatman holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA from Boston University. She has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at galleries and universities all over the United States. She is a past recipient of a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, a Blanche Coleman Award and an Artist Resource Trust Award from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Her work is in public and private collections across the United States, Europe and South Africa. She currently lives and works in Somerville, MA. For more information about the artist, see www.resablatman.com.
Officially opening on Sunday, April 22 as part of the 48th anniversary celebration of Earth Day, Resa Blatman: Trouble in Paradise will be on view in Catamount Arts’ Main Gallery in St. Johnsbury through June 8. Special related programming such as free gallery talks and film screenings will be scheduled throughout the course of the show. All are welcome to attend. For more information about this and other Catamount Arts events, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.
4/22/18 12:00am - 6/8/18 12:00am
Catamount Arts Gallery, Saint Johnsbury
A special ceramics exhibit at the ArtisTree Gallery featuring the work of Fiona Davis, Deborah Goodwin and Amanda Ann Palmer. Opening reception on Friday, May 18th at 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 4 pm
5/18/18 5:30pm - 6/9/18 4:00pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
This solo exhibition is a collection of artwork that spans the last few years of Nina Dubois’ life: an alchemy of flash poetry, paint and reclaimed materials. Working in a variety of mediums, she investigates history, text, and place, from the real and imagined to personal and political. Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. She graduated from Goddard College with a B.A. in Arts Education and teaches at a therapeutic high school in Poultney, Vermont.
4/28/18 12:00pm - 6/9/18 6:00pm
CU Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Center Rutland
Northern Daughters is thrilled to announce Where to Land, a solo exhibit of oil paintings by Bonnie Baird. Baird is known for her authentic, personal paintings of the Vermont landscape. Her work possess a subtle drama, depth and detail that pays homage to her relationship with the land - one that has developed throughout her life as a farmer. Baird says “My work gives the environment a breath, a body through which viewers acknowledge the breadth of emotions evoked by our surroundings.”
Raised on a 730-acre dairy farm in Vermont, she and her husband Robert are the third generation to own and work their dairy/maple farm. This outdoor experience has given her a deep connection with the land. Working in the natural environment every day in every kind of weather allows her to truly feel the horizon; warm or cold, dark or light, intimate or expansive.
Baird’s work brings the viewer directly to that experience, that intimate relationship with the land. For this we are grateful. Baird's work is filled with an emerging fullness of heart. In her paintings, light infuses life into atmosphere, becoming the magic that conjures a personal memory. Her work simultaneously evokes a simple lament and heartfelt joy. The pieces featured in this exhibit are the largest the artist has painted to date. Her minimalist approach is spare but warm and creates a perceptual experience – a vivid place. The larger format fits Baird’s work, which often features expansive horizons and the low lying flood plains of her home county.
“My paintings are a reaction to what I see and my palette is my color response to what I am experiencing. Building with layers of color that I add to − and subtract from − I compose large and simple shapes to suggest and reveal an enlivened reality.”
Where to Land is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from May 3rd through June 10th with an opening reception with live music, wine and apéro on May 11th from 5-8pm.
5/3/18 10:00am - 6/10/18 5:00pm
Northern Daughters, 221 Main St, Vergennes
How can we capture the mood of a nation, and reflect on the current state of American culture through portraiture? In contemporary art, there is a current trend in evocative “portraiture” that questions, probes, and evokes larger ideas of identity and culture, sometimes even conflict. Whether seen in current events, or with the swell of populism that informs today's American sentiment, people – their beliefs, opinions, and rhetoric – have become polarized, and differences pronounced. Vox Populi (or the people’s voice) aims to capture the character and inner psyche of people through contemporary portraiture, who, despite sharing divergent perspectives and voices, find commonality through our shared image. Vox Populi features recent painting and sculpture by six Vermont-based artists: Catherine Hall, Misoo Filan, Harlan Mack, Nathaniel Moody, Ross Sheehan, and Susan Wilson.
Admission is free and open to the public.
BCA Center Gallery Hours:
November - April:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: noon-8 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
May - October:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: noon-8 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
Image credit: Misoo Filan, The giant asian girls #4, 2017, 36in x 48in, acrylic paint and collage on panel, Vox Populi
135 Church Street, Burlington
Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many barns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history. The Compass Music and Arts Center’s new exhibit ‘Barn Art’ is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.
4/6/18 10:00am - 6/16/18 5:00pm
Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
SHOW 25 is the latest group exhibition of the collective gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. In addition, the Front presents the work of guest artist Mary Admasian (https://maryadmasianart.com), a multidisciplinary artist who explores raw forms, layered spaces, and abstract perception. Gallery hours are Friday 5 - 8 PM, Sat 11 AM-8 PM, and by appointment. There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 4, 2018, 4-8 PM, during Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk. Free and open to the public. Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists are also available for sale. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.
Daytime/ Sat: 11AM - 8PM
Evening/ Fri & Sat: 5PM-8PM
By appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 552-0877
5/4/18 5:00pm - 6/16/18 8:00pm
The Front Gallery, Montpelier
Middlebury, VT—Richard Brown’s recently published retrospective—The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past—showcases the photographer’s most cherished subject: Vermont’s hill farmers. A new exhibition at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT offers the chance to experience the Vermont that Richard entered and began to photograph in the 1970s.
The lives, landscapes, and time period Brown so lovingly documented are available for viewing through a range of more than thirty large and small format, finely detailed, black-and-white photographic prints, which were hand-made by the artist.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT, will host a public reception and gallery talk. Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served.
Exhibit on Display now through June 23, 2018
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5-7PM
4/18/18 10:00am - 6/23/18 5:00pm
Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Bryan Memorial Gallery presents The Russians and Friends, a selection of paintings by four visiting artists from Russia, and some American friends, who recently painted together in Jeffersonville.
Bryan Menorial gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffesonville, VT 802-644-5100. A digital preview of this exhibit can be seen at www.bryangallery.org. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 11-4 and by appointment any time.
Opening reception Sunday May 6th. Artist Roundtable at 1:00pm. Reception 2-4pm.
contact: Mickey Myers : email@example.com
5/3/18 11:00am - 6/24/18 4:00pm
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May 12- June 24: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature sculptor Bruce Campbell’s “Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture”. An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-8pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm.
Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.
In 1976 Campbell was fascinated by the Whitney Museum retrospective exhibition, “Calder’s Universe”, which invited Campbell to experiment with wires joined and twisted into imaginative shapes, suggesting an art form which defines and controls space through three-dimensional line drawing.
“My ideas for kinetic sculpture usually begin as a question. For example, how can I show a certain concept of the universe? They attempt to illustrate, in the simplest way possible, conditions and events of the natural world. In showing a falling star, a lunar eclipse, or a rainstorm, I am trying to represent, in minimalist and transparent form, my perception of the universe - how the universe might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, and basic mechanics.” Visually stunning and interactively entertaining, Campbell’s kinetic sculptures illuminate/illustrate the dynamic relationships of phonomenal elements in the natural and celestial world, bridging physics, mechanics and aesthetics to create treasured pieces of pure wonderment.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
5/12/18 5:00pm - 6/24/18 5:00pm
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce an important exhibit, Ronald Slayton: Master of Watercolor from May 1, 2018 through June 29, 2018. Slayton (1910-1992) was born in Barre, Vermont. During the Great Depression he worked as an artist in the Vermont Division of the Federally funded Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1936-1939. W.C. Lipke once commented that Slayton “has been a painter, poet, dramatist, educator, politician, gallery director, peace activist, humorist, critic and historian suggest that the single appellation 'artist' is not broad enough to encompass his many achievements.” There will be a celebratory free public opening reception at the Gallery on Friday, May 4, from 5:00-8:00 pm and an Art Talk at 6:00 pm with a panel that will include Nancy Graff, Bobby Gosh, Tom Slayton and Phillip Robertson.
The Ronald Slayton exhibit will highlight two watercolor murals “The Last Supper” (1985) and “The Hunger Dream” (1985). Figures in “The Hunger Dream” The majority of Slayton's works in this exhibit are from the private collection of Billi and Bobby Gosh. They have included twelve of Slayton's later watercolors that will be for sale with 100% of the sales being generously donated to the Gallery.
5/1/18 12:00pm - 6/29/18 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Rachel Moore - Traces
On view: May 6 through June 29, 2018
EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785
Edgewater Gallery at Stowe unveils a special selection from Rachel Moore’s complete body of work with brand new sculptural pieces in her solo exhibition Traces . The exhibition will be on view May 6th through June 29th, with a reception on Friday, May 11th from 5:30-7:00pm. The artist talk will begin at 6:00pm.
Moore’s work is steeped in careful attention to pattern language and shifts. Her materials range from watercolor and graphite on paper, to blown and cast glass, to ink on vellum and more. Traces ties together many thematic patterns in the artist’s work honoring the environment with a dialogue on prevailing conditions. Minimalist in color, her installations are infinitely rich in carefully considered materials and surfaces with an ethereal elegance and sophistication. Paying homage to presence in absence, many of her sculptural pieces refer to measurable data in climate change as well as migration patterns. Each movement, memory, presence and energy leaves a trace. This exhibition echoes traces of beauty in our global community.
Rachel Moore is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed media sculpture, installation, drawing, and social practice. Moore uses maps, cultural and religious icons, text, and sculptural replications of objects from daily life to respond to social and political movements, often in poetic and haunting ways. In her social practice, she has used storytelling to create relationships of understanding and as a way to bring awareness to multicultural histories, in some cases, asserting a culture’s rightful place in history.
Moore’s work has been featured in international museums and galleries, on Art21’s “Inside the Artist’s Studio” and she is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.The artist is represented by Edgewater Gallery, Stowe, VT; Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID; and Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA. She lives and works in Vermont.
For further information on Rachel Moore and her exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email Kelly Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.
Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Wednesday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. This new collection of paintings titled Head In The Clouds” runs May 4 through June 26. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM.
5/4/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
The exhibit is a collaboration between the photographer NatEli Boze and the artist Becky Cook. Becky often begins a painting outdoors and then finishes in her studio using reference photos she has taken. She has occasionally painted from NatEli’s photos, creating the idea for this exhibit.
NatEli fell in love with photography in college, learning to develop and print black & white negatives. Working in a photography studio was her graduate study. She took photos constantly, developing her film wherever she could. Most of her photos are now taken with digital cameras, although her 35mm Pentax SLR is still at hand.
Becky has been exhibiting landscapes and abstracts in group exhibits for 3 years. Creating pieces for this exhibit has given her the freedom to explore different approaches to her art. There are examples of oil, pastel, encaustic (hot wax) and watercolor in the exhibit. Both the original photos and the paintings resulting from them will be on display.
Becky says, “It’s been a fun challenge to develop different ideas in response to NatEli’s photos, sometimes in a playful manner.”
Tues, Wed, Fri 10–5:30
5/3/18 6:00pm - 6/30/18 5:30pm
Norwich Public Library, Norwich
In celebration of his 60th reunion at Middlebury College, the Henry Sheldon Museum offers a retrospective of the whimsical wood carvings of John Cross, a masterful contemporary folk artist.
Few would have predicted that an economics major at Middlebury College who earned a master’s degree in business at the University of Chicago would have begun carving during his career as a creative copywriter at a premier New York advertising agency. Humor, perseverance, and imagination are the skills reflected in all phases of his life journey.
John Cross began whittling while watching the filming of commercials for which he wrote the scripts for Proctor & Gamble and for Toyota. His ad copy promoted such iconic brands as Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste. During the day he wrote jingles from his advertising office in New York City, then headed for 813 Broadway where he shared a rented loft with sculptor William King, coincidentally in the same building where Wolf Kahn painted. Kahn, who now maintains a summer studio near Brattleboro, VT, is known for his sumptuous landscapes, and King, who died in 2015, worked in clay, wood, bronze, vinyl, burlap, and aluminum. Cross, King, and Kahn were among the poets, artists, and museum professionals who gathered for drinks and conversation at the renowned Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village to encourage one another.
Cross has always worked with wood, in particular sugar pine. He favors figurative renderings of sports figures, especially the players and fans of the New York Yankees, artists, sideshow performers, Miss America contestants, fishermen, operatic stars, and playful everyday characters. He has researched players from the Negro Baseball League and commemorated them in compelling wood carvings. For many years Cross was represented by Jay Johnson, owner of a leading New York City American Folk Art gallery on Madison Avenue and later by the David Findlay Jr. Gallery on Fifth Avenue, and currently by the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. His carvings are in the public collections of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian, and in the private collections of Garrison Keillor and Ali McGraw.
John Cross and his wife Linda Cross, also an artist, reside and work from their home studios in Elizaville, New York. The Hudson River is nearby, as is the scenic rail line which provides them easy access to New York City galleries and museums and their son Peter Cross (Middlebury College ’93) and his family, who live in Manhattan.
The Sheldon Museum retrospective will honor this accomplished sculptor, who continues to carve and inspire gallery and museum visitors.
Man with Cigar, c. 1990. Photo: Christian Carone
3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Studio Place Arts presents “Stewards of the Land,” by Orah Moore on display at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).
Since 1984, Orah Moore has been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers. “I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that support their way of life.” This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM.
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Morse Block Deli (260 N. Main Street), Barre
This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as those from the La Petite Reine series (translated as the little queen, an early French term for the modern safety bicycle)which celebrates the sense of liberation, that feeling of freedom in space afforded by the bicycle.
5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Bennington Museum, Bennington
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.
12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.
Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.
Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.
Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.
3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Curated by American artist Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe, this group show includes over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture by approximately 25 artists. Recognizing that the planet is in an age of profound environmental transformation, we find ourselves estranged and alienated from the ecosystems in which we evolved. Rockman and Gass Stowe define “The Solace of Amnesia” as a craving to forget as a form of comfort and self-medication. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
Hall Art Foundation, Reading
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 12 May - 25 November 2018. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Mark Barry, Mildred Beltré, Patrick Dunfey, Terry Ekasala, Richard Jacobs, Sara Katz and Joseph Wheelwright, this show spotlights artists who are making innovative, fresh, and sometimes challenging work, while living and working in Vermont. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
Hall Art Foundation, Reading
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham
EDGEWATER GALLERY in Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785 Contact: Kelly Holt email@example.com
On view: December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe announces a welcoming home, solo exhibition by TJ Cunningham aptly titled, Roots. The exhibition will be on view from December 1st through January 11th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 7 from 5-7pm. There will be an artist talk at 6pm. Cunningham inspires with his thought provoking landscapes of his native home, Addison, Vermont. Cunningham recently reflected on his upbringing in Vermont, and the powerful feelings of place as it relates to his art "One of my earliest, childhood memories is of an evening walk in November as woodsmoke wafted from the chimneys of my boyhood town. I remember the sharp feeling of cold air in my nostrils accompanied by the gentle smell of Vermont’s long heating season...The scent of woodsmoke always conjures those feelings of contented peace...More and more when I paint the landscape, I am searching for a similar experience; however, unlike smell, painting is an abstract language with a series of shapes, colors, and textures that together bring meaning... These are the places that mean the most to me; they are the scenes that evoke all of the joy and longing connected to my thoughts of home. They are my roots."
Known for his depth and layering of oil colors, majestic Vermont skyscapes, stretching farmlands, and meandering river waters, Cunningham once again delivers the scenes we recognize as the quietude of true homeland in this exhibition.
Cunningham received his formal training at Pensacola Christian College. He enjoys connecting with living artists in his travels, whose techniques he studies and whose work Cunningham follows and admires. The artist works directly in the landscape and from plein air studies in his studio in Tennessee. He teaches plein air painting workshops in several locations across the United States. Cunningham’s work is exhibited and collected nationwide, as well as in Europe.
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe