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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Aug
10
2018

Show 27 Opening Reception at The Front

Show 27 Opening Reception at The Front Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, celebrates the opening of SHOW 27 running August 10-September 30, and featuring recent work by the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald providing live music for the evening. The Front is also pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 8/10/18 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Transition: Art Resource Association Exhibit August 4-August 31
A member show of the Art Resource Association. The exhibit consists of Vermont artists work including Michael Badamo, Jozefa Bala, Cora Brooks, Maggie Neale, Linda Hogan, Margaret Pulaski, Emily Sloan, Merry Schmidt, Roger Weingarten and many more. The exhibit includes a diverse array of mediums will be shown including acrylic, digital art, oils, pastels, photography and watercolor. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, August 9, 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet the artists, buy affordable local art and enjoy refreshments.

Time: 8/10/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception
Description:

Transition: Art Resource Association Exhibit August 4-August 31
A member show of the Art Resource Association. The exhibit consists of Vermont artists work including Michael Badamo, Jozefa Bala, Cora Brooks, Maggie Neale, Linda Hogan, Margaret Pulaski, Emily Sloan, Merry Schmidt, Roger Weingarten and many more. The exhibit includes a diverse array of mediums will be shown including acrylic, digital art, oils, pastels, photography and watercolor. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, August 9, 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet the artists, buy affordable local art and enjoy refreshments.

Time: 8/10/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
May
3
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore
Description:

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.

Visit: www.morseblockdeli.com for hours.
For more details about the exhibit, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Morse Block Deli (260 N. Main Street), Barre
Jun
28
2018
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Aug
12
2018

MGFA Feature Exhibit: Torin Porter's "DayDreams"

MGFA Feature Exhibit: Torin Porter's "DayDreams" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present DayDreams, an exhibition of steel sculptures by Torin Porter. The show opens Thursday, June 28 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, June 30th from 5-7pm.

Torin Porter’s stylized figures reflect complex facets of humanity, creating modern world archetypes. As Porter speaks of DayDreams, “[These sculptures] exist externally but we experience them internally. When we behold them with our senses, feel their weight and texture and see their forms change in response to our movements, they come to life as they interact with the associations they bring.” Simplistic and playful at first glance, each sculpture in DayDreams holds layers of symbolism, easily accessible for the viewer to unfold.

Growing up in Northern Vermont, Porter spent summers with the Bread and Puppet Theater and later performed with the MOMIX dance company and rock band Jane’s Addiction. Porter’s sculptures have been exhibited in galleries throughout New England and New York. He currently resides in Glover, VT.

The gallery will also introduce a selection of works by Willa Cox and Erika Radich. Cox’s richly surfaced, mixed media paintings reflect the artist’s reaction to the visual complexities found in nature. Her love of these qualities has provided the foundation of her artmaking since her childhood days in Hawaii. Radich has created new monoprints which utilize collaged fragments of her earlier prints, which serve to further abstract and construct images of feelings, emotions and symbols.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.


Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8290
www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Wed. - Sun. 11-5

Time: 6/28/18 5:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Jun
30
2018
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Aug
17
2018

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of painting and assemblage work by the artist Sarah Meyers Brent on view in the Fried Family Gallery from June 30-August 17, 2018. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 5-7 pm, with remarks by the artist at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.

The 16 pieces in this exhibition feature works on paper, paintings on canvas, and the assemblage of non-traditional materials for which Sarah Meyers Brent has become known. Delighting in an exploration of paint as a viscous oozing medium that can represent both the beginning and end of life, Brent often incorporates recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers into her work. Themes of growth and decay pervade. Her paintings and assemblage are vibrant, dynamic, and often in a state of flux. “In this age of technology,” Brent observes, “when we are steps removed from nature, it is important for art to allow the viewer to experience what is alive and physical.”

Born in Hadley, NY, Sarah Meyers Brent received her BFA from Skidmore College, her Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University, and her MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire at Durham. The artist lives with her family in Lincoln, MA and maintains a studio at Waltham Mills Artist Association in Waltham, MA.

Recipient of a 2015 Walter Feldman Fellowship, which culminated in the exhibition Primal Garden at the Walter Feldman Gallery in Boston, Brent was also featured as a 2016 Best of Boston artist by The Improper Bostonian and received the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award that same year. Twice resident at the Vermont Studio Center, Brent has also been a recipient of an Artist Resource Trust Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, who designated her a 25 at 25 Fellow. She was also featured in Volume 16 of New American Painting Northeast edition.

A member of Kingston Gallery in the SOWA district of South Boston, Meyers Brent has exhibited widely. Her solo exhibition Seep, Spill, Grow appeared at Danforth Art, Museum/School and she was recently featured in the group exhibition Stitch: Styntax/Action/Reaction at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. Reviews of her numerous exhibitions have appeared in Artscope Magazine, Art New England, the Boston Globe, Sculpture Magazine and other publications. Her work is in the permanent collections of Danforth Art, Museum/School, Liquitex Corporation, and in numerous private collections.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Scorched

Scorched
Description:

Scorched - A group show illustrating the effects of heat and fire.
On display in the Main Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM.

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.

(Image: Self Portrait with Bolo by Paul McMillan)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals

Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals
Description:

Storm: Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals - Paintings and drawings by Nitya Brighenti.
On display in the Second Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.

(Image: Mikhail Bakunin by Nitya Brighenti)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Ode to Common Things

Ode to Common Things
Description:

Ode to Common Things – Found object paintings by Julia Pavone.
On display in the Third Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM.

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.


(Image: In Too Deep by Julia Pavone)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jun
15
2018
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Aug
25
2018

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm.

Time: 6/15/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
3
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig
Description:

Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop is pleased to announce that it will be featuring work by Montpelier Artist Rob Hitzig during the heat of summer -- July 3 to August 25. Titled "Colorful Musings," Rob's work explores the surprising interactions of colors and shapes through geometric abstraction. Although not easily categorized, the art rides a mysterious line between the painting and sculpture -- while some pieces have physical depth, all the work, even pieces that are completely flat, have visual depth. Rob is inspired by wonder and curiosity, seeking to discover what happens when things just happen, with the hope that the work generates the same experience for the viewer.

Rob is a self taught artist who began sculpting wood after learning how to make furniture on weekends while working for the US EPA in Washington, DC. As a result, much of his work integrates fine furniture building techniques. Since becoming a professional artist he has shown his work throughout Vermont. He also shows his work in a Washington, DC gallery and had his last show there reviewed in the Washington Post.

Come meet Rob Hitzig on Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm and learn about his journey of being a self-taught artist. What drives his creativity and inspires his work? How does he choose the color palette for his pieces? Come to this event and ask him these questions and more! This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Time: 7/3/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 6:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury VT, Waterbury
Jul
20
2018
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Aug
26
2018

NATURAL INSTINCTS

NATURAL INSTINCTS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

NATURAL INSTINCTS is a combination of Emily Brown, painter from Philadelphia, and Russell Fellows, woodworker from Jericho, VT. Brown's sumi-e brush strokes of water, grasses, and forest are contrasted with Fellows pieced and turned wood bowls. The whole effect in the former church / historic general store, now gallery, is one of meditation and natural beauty.

Time: 7/20/18 10:00am - 8/26/18 4:00pm
Location: GreenTARA Gallery, North Hero
Jul
16
2018
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Aug
26
2018

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The landscape paintings of Susan G. Scott come from exploring the stream that runs beside her woodland studio in Chelsea, Vermont. Each summer she sketches ankle-deep in water to convey the abstract privacy and intricacy of this natural space. In the winter months, she paints in her Montreal studio from these watercolor studies. Scott’s large, oil on canvas paintings, Streams of Light, evoke the delicate open aesthetic of Asian watercolors, allowing the white of the canvas to convey light and space, along with her rich shades of undulating tone.
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 4, 4 - 6 pm, with Artist's Talk

Time: 7/16/18 11:00am - 8/26/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
27
2018

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Drawing Water Project is an engaged creative movement to dismantle social marginalization through the arts. For the past 3 years, the painters of Forty-Seven Main Street together with their paintings and poetry travel beyond the social construct that separates and marginalizes the creative voice of ‘the other’. They work together to challenge the convenient labels of disability, mental illness and poverty to transform barriers into opportunities for mutual beauty and growth.

Time: 8/5/18 2:00pm - 8/27/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
Jul
2
2018
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Aug
30
2018

Exploring Air II Exhibition

Exploring Air II Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Group exhibition on view at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe: through August 30, 2018.

Opening reception: July 27th from 4:00-7:00 pm during the Stowe Arts Festival week, featuring music and meet/greet with Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society Artistic Director Jia Kim

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe, in partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, launches a second exhibition space for Exploring Air in celebration of honoring the environment and global community.

On July 27, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout, Edgewater Gallery will have a reception beginning at 4:00 pm to include a musical performance and a meet and greet with Jia Kim, Artistic Director/cellist for Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society. Jia Kim is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, and leads a dynamic musical life as a performer, educator, and a passionate advocate for the Arts. Ms. Kim has appeared on stages across the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She performs on a Testore cello made in 1748. The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society is committed to bringing Stowe area audiences world class musicians of extraordinary repertoire dating as far back as the Renaissance, and continuing through the centuries to the greatest contemporary works of our time.

Exploring Air at Edgewater in Stowe features selections ranging from big sky landscapes to industrial scenes including monoprints, photography, woodblock prints, and contemporary sculpture from kinetic to cast glass to wearable art. “The movement and visual abundance of air is the magic in Vermont...the moisture, floating, rolling and dancing over the weathered soft slopes of the Green Mountains are what gives air a structure or vehicle to travel,” describes painter Rory Jackson. The Exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt, featuring artists: Jon Black, Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, Tom Cullins, TJ Cunningham, Micah Dudash, Rory Jackson, Erika Senft Miller, Rachel Moore, Marshall Noice, Mark Reamy, Sean Thomas, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of air, from big sky paintings, to music making and language, to climate change, to communication and celebrating global community. All are working from the following ideas: “Air is essential. It is life giving. It is the breath that emanates through all of us, and unites us in a common ground. Air makes language possible.The vastness of air evokes the spiritual. Air ushers the flight of birds in the sky while it connects with people rushing past one another on a bustling sidewalk. In a time of boundaries and borders, air allows us to be in a relationship with the earth, all of its inhabitants and forces of nature. While air is a medium of consciousness, it also transcends culture.”

The exhibition attempts to answer questions from many viewpoints -
“...air as a conduit of music or language, both uniting and breaking” - Rachel Moore
“As air changes, the relationships of light, space, color and reflection also change” - Judith Wrend
“And the image of air as a material in our lives that, even more than water, is shared and connecting us? What a sweet idea...: - Matt Brown
“If we can share air, can we share our memories? What common past could we conjure in the same mountain vista? In the same cul-de-sac?” - Mark Reamy

Exploring Air will be on view at Edgewater Gallery and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center through August 30th. This event is hosted in participation with the Stowe Arts & Culture Council’s Stowe Arts Week as well as VT Arts 2018 with the Vermont Arts Council.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, closed Monday
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events 122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
31
2018

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, presents “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture." The exhibit is a tribute to the work of Gregory Sharrow, who established the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program while working at the Vermont Folklife Center. The program ensures cultural retention of Vermont’s traditional arts  -- including those of new Americans -- by providing support to master artists working with apprentices in their communities.

The exhibit will feature photographs of seven cultural groups and accompanying text. There will be an opening reception on July 10 from 5-7 p.m. 

Time: 7/10/18 8:30am - 8/31/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Jul
6
2018
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Aug
31
2018

Extra* ordinary; an exhibition presented by Art Tribe

Extra* ordinary; an exhibition presented by Art Tribe
Description:

July 6 - August 31, 2018. This exhibit housed in the beautiful grand hallway of the FlynnDog building on Flynn Avenue presents current work from the 10 members of Art Tribe, a women's art collective. The pieces range from abstract to representational in a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, encaustic techniques, fiber, photography, and art with found objects - and embody the artists' varying interpretations of the extraordinary in the ordinary. Please join us for our opening reception on Friday, July 6th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.

Location: FlynnDog gallery - 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, Burlington
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Merchants Row location On The Green in Middlebury is excited to present recent paintings by Timothy Horn in a solo exhibition on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Horn paints scenes of rural areas, vibrantly capturing the simplicity of daily life. The spontaneity of portraying everyday moments inspires Horn’s creative process. He is drawn to unexpected subjects and compositions, finding random inspiration to be an essential element in his work. His subject matter often includes structural elements such as old buildings, antique cars, and Airstream trailers.

Born and raised in a rural Ohio town, Horn graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and worked as a graphic designer for almost 15 years before discovering his love for painting. He has won numerous awards, has been featured in several magazines, including the cover of South West Art in 2012. Horn has a national reputation, and is represented from the coast of California to the coast of Maine. We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce his newest body of work to our local community.

For further information on “The View From Here” by Timothy Horn, please call Edgewater’s Gallery on the green at 802-989-7419, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Middlebury
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury is proud to present recent works by Ellen Granter in a solo show on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Ellen’s new work migrates from the subject of birds to the environments they inhabit. Her paintings of coastal wetlands offer a tranquil escape into an endless horizon where the water meets the land fading into sky.

Granter’s work strives to capture the essence of her subject matter with plenty of space for emotional undercurrents and trascendental moments. The artist states “I get inspiration from the changing colors, patterns, and atmosphere of the landscape around me. In each painting I am searching for an elegant balance of sparse compositions over large fields of luminous color.”

Granter currently lives in Brookline MA, and grew up outside of Rochester, NY. In 1984 she received a BA from the University of Vermont and then went on to study Chinese in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Middlebury College, returning to UVM to finish her Chinese studies, where she earned a MA in Chinese History in 1988. Granter’s preference for minimalism and flat perspective are inspired by traditional Chinese art.

For further information on “High Tide” by Ellen Granter, please call Edgewater’s Mill Street Gallery at 802.458.0098, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls, Middlebury
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Men, Mountains, Sky, an exhibit of paintings by Neil Berger, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts June 28 – September 2, 2018.

These paintings came from one year Berger spent painting at Battery Park in Burlington. The far Adirondacks, framed by the trees of the park, and the regular group of guys, Berger grew to look forward to. “I identified with them – men beneath the sky, at the foot of the mountains, touched by lake breezes, on no clock, of a free and easy disposition, taking in the passers-by, part of the whirring cosmos.” Berger noticed his seeing progressed over the year, particularly of the men. Slowly he started to see figures not in sociological terms of Tourists or Refugees, into shapes and colors more than figures. By giving himself over to the retinal sensations, his figures acquired more life. The very reason he had stopped painting from life years ago- the almost desperate, mindless speed required and the utter din of information, now grew into, from the necessity of being a bit of a new refugee to Vermont himself and lacking a studio, something to embrace. Returning again and again to this site brought a meditative deliberateness to his outdoor practice.

Berger was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1971. Specializing in oil painting and printmaking, he has received several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting (2004), a Pollock-Krasner Award (2011), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in printmaking (2007) and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grants (2007, 2001). He moved to Shelburne, Vermont two years ago and paints in a renovated barn on his property while teaching painting and drawing at the Shelburne Craft School.

Gallery open Sunday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Free admission, and accessible to those with disabilities. For specific accessibility requests, contact Heidi at Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org or 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents "The Sky's The Limit", a juried group show by 72 artists of artworks featuring the sky as the predominant element of the composition.

Artist Reception: Sunday July 1st, Roundtable at 1 PM and Reception 2-4 PM

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Head of the Class

The Head of the Class Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents THE HEAD OF THE CLASS. An invitational group show of 30 artworks by 9 Lamoille County present and former elementary and high school art teachers, are included in this Middle Room exhibit.

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
28
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life

Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life
Description:

The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, will present an exhibit on Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni and his years living and working in Manchester. Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life opens July 28 and runs through September 9 in Gallery I at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

From 1939, when he bought a farmhouse and barn in east Manchester, until just before his death in 1988, the New York City-based artist spent every summer painting landscapes of trees, barns and buildings in Manchester and the surrounding towns. Lucioni had discovered Vermont in 1933 and was inspired by its similarity to northern Italy where he was born in 1900. “I was reborn in this majestic setting and I fell in love with Vermont,” he said later.

There are many who remember seeing him by the side of the road, easel set up, paint brush in hand, his familiar Woody station wagon parked nearby. During those years, community members and summer visitors got to know him personally and he was an honored and frequent guest in many homes. His paintings and etchings were much prized and collected, frequently being given as gifts on important occasions.

The show will include paintings, etchings, sketch books, and some of the artist’s personal items as well as photographs of his home in Manchester and family members now in the MHS Collection, thanks to the gift by Sharron and Frank Kropa who knew Lucioni well. Paintings and etchings from the collections of private owners as well as the Southern Vermont Arts Center will also be on display. A short video of the artist recorded in the early 1960s by Vermont Public Television will also be part of the exhibit.

MHS is grateful to Art Licensing International for their underwriting support of the exhibit and the generosity of our corporate sponsors and our members.

Visit the SVAC website for hours of operation svac.org. For more information contact MHS at
info@manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org or 802.549.4582.

Time: 7/28/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
May
12
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
Description:

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.

Time: 5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
JULY 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9
Have you reckon’d a thousand acres much?
have you reckon’d the earth much?
From Song of Myself, Walt Whitman

Eric Aho has reckon’d a thousand acres, and continues to do so – brush in hand. A thousand acres – the earth – is a wondrous thing and Aho’s paintings evoke that wonder, that contemplation, and marvel.

Aho’s paintings evoke a sense of place rather than a specific place. He paints what can be sensed, not necessarily seen, in observed places and ultimately – his paintings simply, expertly, radiate joy.

In the winter of 2016 the Hood Museum of Art presented Eric Aho: Ice Cuts curated by Katherine W. Hart. Aho’s paintings of stark holes cut into a frozen pond, some exhibited here, prompted Hart to call Aho “one of the leading painters of landscape and the environment of his generation.” Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Washington Post, call Aho’s work “a major accomplishment.”

“While traditional landscape surveys the world from an objective distance, placing the viewer in an omniscient position, an Aho painting puts us inside nature, where light and form are always changing…we feel his immersion in the forest, his ability to capture the ever changing colors, the sounds, and movement of the living environment.”
Daphne Anderson Deeds, The Art Critic, happeninginthehills.com

The paintings exhibited at HCA celebrate the landscape in all seasons and are drawn from specific bodies of work painted over several years.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 PM
Eric will speak about his paintings and his process at 5:45 PM

Above, left to right:
1. Pine, 2013, Oil on wood panel, 20 x 16 inches
2. Ice Cut (1937), 2015, Oil on linen, 74 x 95 1/2 inches
3. June Twilight, 2013, Oil on linen, 30 x 36 inches

For more information about The Gallery at Highland Center for the Arts, please contact Maureen O’Connor Burgess, Curator, at maureen@highlandartsvt.org.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00am - 9/9/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Chelsea-based artist Nick DeFriez’s paintings and drawings blend the energy, abstraction, and matrix of Vermont’s agricultural activity and landscape. DeFriez’s exhibit presents a visual narrative, incorporating the painter’s strong appreciation for and insight into today’s family farms, working landscape and farmers markets. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

The Vermont Years, So Far... Paintings by Harry A. Rich

The Vermont Years, So Far...   Paintings by Harry A. Rich Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rich’s collection of large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings in this exhibit spans the time he has lived in Vermont, from 2008 to 2018. His latest work shows the influence of his comparatively new Vermont experience. Rich’s journey into abstraction reveals his own stylistically fluid, fresh, and vibrant use of color and dimension. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
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
Aug
2
2018
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Sep
30
2018

A Crossing Place

A Crossing Place
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to present A Crossing Place, a solo exhibit of new work from Anna Dibble, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from August 2nd through September 30th with an opening reception on August 10th from 5-8pm.

Anna Dibble’s work is always based in the wild, “It’s about the time of life on earth: from early Ordovician oceans, through the layers of rocks and fossils, to the current dysfunctional ecosystem we’ve managed to create during our march of folly. Non-linear, circular time. The past in the present.” the artist states. Her work is driven by her love of, and place within the natural world, and her deep concern for its future. The artists working process is a search, as she says “A daily reach towards progress, a shuffle, an excavation and a strange hope.”

Anna Dibble’s current series began at a crossing place. The paintings bring the viewer into a world of beauty and new found solitude illustrative of a new uncertain life under construction. The animals Dibble is so well known for are still present in her current paintings, now inhabiting the wilderness through which the artist seems to be traveling. This body of work is evidence of a personal mythology the viewer is privileged to experience.

Time: 8/2/18 10:00am - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
30
2018

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours!

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Front celebrates SHOW 27 featuring recent work by the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception on August 10, 4 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald. The Front is pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit www.thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 8/10/18 4:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jun
29
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Crystal Wagner: Traverse

Crystal Wagner: Traverse Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner transforms organic and biomorphic designs into colorful prints, sculptures, and sprawling installations comprised of bursting colors and organic forms. Her two and three-dimensional work boasts bright neon hues consisting of distinctive, intricate circular patterns suggestive of the natural world. The artist employs a hybrid approach to printmaking and sculpture, in which she incorporates her screenprints with recycled consumer materials, such as disposable tablecloths, to create textural pieces that are as expansive as they are voluminous. Wagner will create an immense site-specific installation in BCA’s first-floor gallery that grows from floor to ceiling and emerges outside to meander across the exterior façade. This exhibition will be Wagner’s first to simultaneously incorporate interior and exterior space within one work.

Crystal Wagner: Traverse is presented by Leunig's.

Check website for operating hours. Admission is always free at the BCA Center.

Time: 6/29/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Aug
10
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Artist’s Artists: The Way You Look

Artist’s Artists: The Way You Look Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Tim Simonds and Ashish Avikunthak
Lower Level Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Guest Curator Talk: Pete Moran
Wednesday, September 26 • 6-7:30 p.m.

In this inaugural installment of the Artist’s Artists series, Vermont-based artist and guest curator Pete Moran brings the acute, time-based work of filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak into contact with Tim Simonds’s intimate and careful sculpture. The light from Avikunthak’s early, ritual based films, spills off the screen into the immediate, encompassing world of Simonds’s wall-to-wall carpet punctuated with bleached vegetables and stainless steel. Here, a mystery can become its own answer, and an experience can become its own meaning. As we see, smell, hear and feel these artworks, we are left to wonder not just how we look at art, but how different ways of looking can change how we perceive the world.

The Artist’s Artists series offers insights into contemporary art by inviting Vermont artists to guest curate intriguing and challenging work that has influenced their creative practice.

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Aug
10
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Visual Analogies

Visual Analogies Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

VISUAL ANALOGIES: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF VANESSA KOTOVICH AND PENN CHAN
Roth Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10, 6-7:30 p.m.

Visual Analogies features the photography of two recent graduates, Penn Chan and Vanessa Kotovich, who explore themes of growth and decay; myth and reality; and the beautiful and grotesque. Penn Chan captures the beauty of destructive forces and nature’s resiliency in his series, Second Growth, while Vanessa Kotovich immerses the viewer in the surreal beauty and lush decay of idyllic sanctuaries in her series Natura. Representing a new generation of contemporary photographers, Chan and Kotovich embrace the discomfort of the world and explore the extremes in creating imagery that is as unsettling as it is beautiful.

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jul
15
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Fabric of Emancipation

Fabric of Emancipation Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts founder and director Michelle Bishop, this special exhibit features pieces by eight contemporary textile artists from New York, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Indianapolis. The works share and are defined by some element of thread construction, but are diverse in presentation, including quilting, embroidery, mixed media, costume, and fiber fusion. Each work speaks to the artist’s view of the African Diaspora and his or her own personal interpretation of historic and contemporary events.

Time: 7/15/18 10:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"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.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Jul
31
2018
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Nov
11
2018

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. The Sheldon Museum has combed its collection and archives along with the help of Addison County private collections to mount an exhibit that features roles played by Vermonters in what was called the “War to End All Wars.” The exhibit concentrates on Vermont’s Addison County residents who were in the service during WWI.

Central to the exhibit are the histories, memorabilia, photographs, and letters of three Middlebury residents: Jacob J. Ross, M.D., who served as Flight Surgeon in France with the 17th Aero Squadron caring for the sick and wounded; Waldo Heinrichs, a pilot with the 95th Aero Squadron, known then as “luckiest man in the war” for surviving two plane crashes and internment in a German hospital; Werner Neuse, a German by birth, who enlisted in the German army as a teenager shortly after his father, Richard Neuse, also a German soldier was killed. Werner Neuse later immigrated to the United State, became a citizen, earned his graduate degrees and joined the faculty of Middlebury College German Department and helped to start the College’s German summer language school. After the war Neuse and Heinrichs lived on the same block of South Street in Middlebury, while Ross established his home and office on College Street.

Their stories and those of others from Addison County are featured in the exhibit, as are colorful recruitment and war advocacy posters from the Sheldon’s Research Center Archives, together with WWI uniforms, helmets, armaments, books, and first-hand accounts.

The exhibit culminates with "In Flanders Field," an eloquent, provocative art installation by internationally-recognized artist Fran Bull of Brandon, Vermont. Based on the WWI poem by Colonel John McCrae, who taught pathology at the University of Vermont’s Medical School before the war, Fran Bull reimagines the verses as visual art. Her points of departure are the skies with singing birds, fields of red poppies and white crosses, and the lamentations of corpses. Larks become bomber planes, crosses and coffins morph into formal grids. Flowers and blood-red rags stand for lost treasures and remembrance.

Time: 7/31/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury