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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Oct
26
2018
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Dec
14
2018

Winging It

Winging It
Description:

'WINGING IT': Eco-artist Melanie Brotz presents a series of Bird paintings using materials salvaged from the waste stream (aka trash). A Whimsical Owl section rounds out the show.

Discarded "canvases" including windows, mirrors, boards, and picture frames provided

Time: 10/26/18 9:00am - 12/14/18 4:30pm
Location: Montpelier City Hall Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous.
Curated by Dian Parker

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Nov
9
2018
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Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
30
2018
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Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
8
2018
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Dec
23
2018

Heartbeet Felts

Heartbeet Felts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The joyful felted quilts in this show are found in the middle room of the gallery. The reception is Sunday November 11th from 2-4 PM. Heartbeet Felts is a vibrant life sharing community in Hardwick and Craftsbury that includes adults with developmental diabilities, living in a supportive enviroment.

Time: 11/8/18 11:00am - 12/23/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Nov
8
2018
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Dec
23
2018

Gems and Giants

Gems and Giants Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual members' exhibit takes on a new aspect this year: SIZE. In a two part Installation, spanning the Main Gallery and the Middle Room, gallery members will submit GEMS and GIANTS. As with Previous GEMS exhibits, these works will be a wonderland of small, affordable, fine artworks for holiday giving. Images will not exceed 8x10, frame included not to exceed 12x14. The GIANTS will be a minimum of 36 inches or more in a single direction. We invite you to come take a trip into the small and the tall.

Time: 11/8/18 11:00am - 12/23/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Nov
13
2018
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Dec
27
2018

CELEBRATE! at Studio Place Arts

CELEBRATE! at Studio Place Arts
Description:

This annual holiday season show involves a diverse selection of fine art and crafts by SPA artists displayed creatively on all three floors of the art center. Expanded hours in December. Visit our website for gallery hours and more info: http://www.studioplacearts.com/

Exhibit Dates: November 13 - December 27, 2018
Reception: November 17, 4-6pm

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Nov
9
2018
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Dec
28
2018

7Women, 7Walls

7Women, 7Walls Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An artist participating in the upcoming Spotlight Gallery show asked if there was a theme. The answer was "fill your wall with work you love." Seven artists will do just that in 7Women, 7Walls opening Friday, November 9. From fiber arts and collage to encaustic and found objects, the work spans the vast artistic landscape of Vermont.

Work by: 

Mary Admasian
Alisa Dworsky
Karen Henderson
Evie Lovett
Hannah Morris
Janet Van Fleet
Kristen M. Watson

Artists rectption Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 9 - Dec. 28. Gallery Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Calling first is recommended to ensure availability. 

 

Time: 11/9/18 8:30am - 12/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, 136 State St., Montpelier
Oct
30
2018
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Jan
4
2019

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 30, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Mary McKay Lower will exhibit landscapes and still life paintings. Lower paints what she observes daily, watching familiar surroundings go through seasonal changes.

Elizabeth Nelson will feature painted works from her travels to Iceland.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7:00 pm with music by the Two Thirds as Far duo. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. The Gallery's permanent works also on display.

46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm

Time: 10/30/18 12:00pm - 1/4/19 4:00pm
Location: 46 Barre St, Montpelier
Sep
13
2018
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Jan
7
2019

Altered Spaces Exhibition

Altered Spaces Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Altered Spaces Group Exhibition – September 13, 2018 to January 7, 2019

Opening reception: October 6, 2018 at 5:30pm – free and open to the public

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition on the mountain in Stowe for the Fall and early ski season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection of work - including collage, photography, painting, and multimedia installation in September which will build in layers throughout the Fall - inviting the public to revisit and interact as the exhibition continues. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt and features artists: Paul Gruhler, Dana Heffern, Ric Kasini Kadour, Lydia Kern, Erika Senft Miller, John M. Miller and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to the following curatorial statement:

perspectives shift

thoughts drift

distances lift

colors move - are they right here or off in the distance?

who is the viewer and who is being looked upon?

how can one alter space to break down barriers and biases?

put it up. take it down. what is your ultimate reality?

explore. experiment. respond.

Artists are working with moments of expanded consciousness - from altering the space of the found photograph, to revisiting one’s home area code and finding that those spaces vibrate with memories and new hues of color in the camera. Photographic images are collaged to conjure innovative ideas of the surface of space, with homage to architectural detail, street photography and organic references and materials. Installation works with shapes of animal bones and color to create an altered atmosphere. Paintings vary from sublime journeys in color to working through space with whole-body physical gesture and movement.

Ric Kasini Kadour speaks of his series Portraits on the Arrival “I imagine the men portrayed here on the verge of a new way of thinking and, to commemorate the moment, have their picture taken. The swirl of color conveys the ecstatic joy that comes with new ideas and fresh thinking. This is not typically a moment we commemorate in our culture. Perhaps it should be.” Paul Gruhler’s geometric abstract paintings alter space with intensity and refinement of color. Says Gruhler, “I have endeavored to organize the forms according to shape and proportion while harmonizing the tones of my palette to create a sense of a present moment that is both floating and timeless. Attention to close values and shifts of color develop this harmonic energy.”

For further information on the Altered Spaces exhibition, please call 802.760.4634 or visit sprucepeakarts.org.

Spruce Peak Arts Center hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events.

About The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain. The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world.

Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

COLORFUL & CURVACEOUS: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Dales began making quilts in 1970 with a focus on geometric patterns, but soon evolved to fluid designs comprised of curved lines and lyrical shapes. When Dales discovered curves, the magic began, and her process now alternates between effortless and complex, utilizing layers of tracing paper to allow for the evolution of her design. For Dales, it is humbling to apply simple tools such as scissors, needle and thread to fabric and have the result be a thing of beauty, an expression of a vision, idea or fantasy. The grace of the curves merges with the richness of the fabric and creates an effect that never ceases to entice and enchant.

Dales has exhibited nationally and been featured in many prestigious museums, collections, and books including: the Clinton Presidential Library, The National Quilt Museum, The Vermont Governor’s Office Gallery, Shelburne Museum, Visions in San Diego, The Renwick Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum, The American Quilter’s Society Show and Museum, as well as been included in the book The 100 Best Quilts of The 20th Century. She has taught workshops in color and design internationally, as well as being a published author of her book on curved-seam piecing, Curves In Motion.

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8th, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

REMEMBRANCE: by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. Athena describes herself as a collector of second hand images – primarily ‘cabinet card’ portrait photography and figure studies from the late 19th – early 20th Century. “My imagination is continuously lured by the mystery of found photographs – ‘instant relatives’ discarded and forgotten in antique stores. It is as if these souls exist in limbo – simultaneously trapped yet saved within photography. By re-inventing the portrait, I aim to disjoint my subjects from an antiquated identity, allowing them to transcend the constraints of time and place.” – Athena Petra Tasiopoulos.

Nina Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. Dubois works in assemblage, flash poetry, painting, and collage in an effort to investigate history, text, and place. Real and imagined. Personal and political. “When I make something I am actively exploring issues from media, text, and the constructed environment, especially as it relates to women.”

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
26
0018
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Jan
11
2019

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Solo Exhibition-
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham

EDGEWATER GALLERY in Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785 Contact: Kelly Holt ​kelly@edgewatergallery-vt.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. T​he 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.

For further information on ​Roots​, please call Edgewater Gallery in Stowe at 802.760.6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Sep
15
2018
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Jan
13
2019

New England Now

New England Now
Description:

New England Now, Shelburne Museum’s inaugural exhibition in a curated biennial series featuring contemporary artists organized around thematic subject matters, will be on view from September 15, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

New England Now challenges the notion of the Northeast’s long-accepted stereotype as stagnant and quaint, and instead plumbs its evolving identities and complex beauty. Building upon scholarship on the visual construction of the region, this exhibition explores the contemporary landscape, capturing the changing environment. From disintegrating historic buildings and disappearing “virgin” land, New England Now reveals our evolving landscape.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Nov
30
2018
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Jan
17
2019

Holiday Exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center

Holiday Exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center
Description:

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our Holiday Exhibit. Free admittance. Come experience the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion decorated special for the holiday season. The exhibit includes a Gift Room perfect for that one-of-a-kind handmade treasure to give to those on your list. Also on display will be Gingerbread creations with the return of the Chaffee’s Gingerbread Contest. Some of the beautiful art on display will be oils, watercolor, ceramics, photography, mixed media, stained glass, sculpture and more. In the spirit of the season, a non perishable food item donation would be gratefully accepted. The Holiday Exhibit will be on display through January 5th. A special thank you to Rutland Garden Club for bringing the Chaffee mansion alive with the magic of the holiday season.

Time: 11/30/18 5:00pm - 1/17/19 5:00pm
Location: 16 South Main Street, Rutland
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Tectonic Industries

Tectonic Industries
Description:

Tectonic Industries is a collaborative art partnership based in Portland, Maine, comprised of Danish artist, Lars Boye Jerlach, and British artist, Helen Stringfellow. Through sculpture, wall mounted instructional videos, physical surveys, and interactive activities that engage visitors, Tectonic Industries examine the artifice inherent within the creation of the modern myths and belief systems in popular culture. In Dreams Can Come True, the artists present a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams.” Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build/leave in the gallery. Interactive and engaging, while balancing wry amusement with philosophical reflection, Dreams Can Come True, explores the impossibility of our collective, endless search for concrete answers and endeavor for self-improvement.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Oct
30
2018
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Jun
1
2019

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies
Description:

October 30, 2018 – June 1, 2019
The T.W. Wood Gallery announces an exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s Master Copies.
Wood painted portraits across the US and Canada which lead to a European trip in 1858. Following fashion, Wood copied paintings in Europe to learn from the masters; such as Rembrandt and Turner. Wood made three additional trips and brought these paintings back to Vermont. In 19th Century Montpelier, these paintings were akin to an art history textbook, as many Americans wouldn’t have had access to European paintings. We invite you to visit the gallery, see these paintings’ scope, and explore how they differ from the originals.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier