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Monday, February 11, 2019

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Jan
7
2019
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Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
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Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

Where Would We Bee?

Without ART in our lives…
Without CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
Without NATURE and a Climate that sustains us…
Without FRIENDSHIP…
Without EACH OTHER…
Without BEES?

Where would we BEE brings together the art of encaustic painting and the crafting of gourds.
Colleen Grout and Kim Grall are united in their inspiration derived from nature and revel in the singular entity that connects their very different mediums…The Honeybee.

Colleen’s encaustic medium is predominately beeswax and Kim’s gourds depend heavily on Bees to pollinate the flowers that produce the variety of gourds she uses in her work.

Colleen Grout
Colleen Grout earned her BA in Art Education from Salem State University and her MEd in Education from Antioch University. She has been working in Art Education since 1977, teaching first at the Landmark School in Beverly Massachusetts. Upon moving to Westminster Vermont with her husband and two small children in 1985 she began teaching in the WNESU District in Grafton, Bellows Falls, Westminster and currently at the Saxtons River Elementary School. She shares both her acrylic and encaustic art work each summer at the Diamond Cove Art Gallery in Portland Maine. Her open studio and encaustic work has been part of the annual Putney Craft Tour, which is the longest running craft tour in the country. She is pleased to share her new works at the Main Street Arts Gallery, having only shared the work of her students on many other occasions.

"I have been an art educator for the past 30 years passionately working to inspire children on their journey within art discovery. I spend each summer painting on the coast of Maine, primarily in acrylics. Five years ago I discovered the joy of working in Encaustics. I know melting hot bees wax and fusing it to the surface of the support brings back the child within me. The word Encaustic is taken from the Greek word “encaustikos” and it means, “to burn in.” The fun begins as I relinquish an element of control because the wax has a mind of its own. I love the luminous translucency, the thickness of the medium and the ability to add texture in so many forms. Encaustic painting techniques are described as early as the first century AD by Roman authors. It has enjoyed a renewal of popularity recently and I add myself to the list of artists who have discovered the transformative ability this medium has to offer. I wish for my work to capture a colorful moment in time and help acknowledge that everything in life is temporary."
Kim Grall
I am a multi media artist with a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of Utah. I work with many mediums in many disciplines as diverse as fiber, digital photography and printmaking as well as painting, drawing and collage. I bring my background in fine art to working with gourds grown on my property, indulging my fancy for found objects, needlework and carving. Presently I am a member of the Putney Craft Tour.

People often ask how I got started with gourds and I say serendipity played a major role. I was ordering my garden seeds one year and saw hard shell gourd seeds for sale, ordered some and got hooked. Most of my life I lived in the woods, but now living along the river in full sun, I can grow very large gourds as well as a variety of other sizes.

There are so many things I love about working with gourds; from the numerous objects you can make with them to the unlimited mediums you can apply to them. But mostly I love their long history with people. They are found on almost every continent and have benefited civilizations and cultures through the centuries. When working with a gourd I can’t help but feel that connection to another time, to another place and especially to our planet Earth.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
12
2019
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Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
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Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Jan
8
2019
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Mar
1
2019

ABSTRACT VERMONT : Paintings, Drawings and Collage by AXEL STOHLBERG

ABSTRACT VERMONT : Paintings, Drawings and Collage by AXEL STOHLBERG
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Paintings, Drawings and Collage by AXEL STOHLBERG

“I am constantly fascinated by what I see around me. I do not try to duplicate what I see, but make my own interpretation.”

“When people ask me, What kind of art do you make? I answer, I do everything. From painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, using all kinds of mediums, I am able to move between the lines of recognizable and abstract images, and feel the freedom to go in all kinds of different directions.”

Axel lives in Montpelier, VT and exhibits extensively throughout Maine and Vermont.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Thursday, February 7, 4:40-6pm. ARTIST TALK at 5pm

Time: 1/8/19 8:00am - 3/1/19 12:00pm
Location: THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin
Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Strictly Sedimentary

Strictly Sedimentary
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Strictly Sedimentary: Layer upon layer, this group show exposes the rich variety of work that defines collage art. On display in the main floor gallery.
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 3-5PM
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – March 9, 2019
For more info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Featured artwork: You’re Not a Teenager by Jason Galligan-Baldwin

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Interaction

Interaction
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Interaction: Alexandra Turner and Alissa Faber explore the connections between the organic and vitreous through combinations of objects from the forest and glass. On display in the third floor gallery.
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 3-5PM
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – March 9, 2019
For more info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Going on Twenty

Going on Twenty
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Going on Twenty: This show features the artwork of longtime painting instructor Jeneane Lunn and a group of nearly 20 of her students. On display in the 2nd floor gallery.
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 3-5PM
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – March 9, 2019
For more info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Featured artwork: Jessie & Theo by Jeneane Lunn

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
21
2019
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Mar
28
2019

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary
Description:

Ryan Geary’s exhibition Ascent (Part One: Eulogy), a collection of 2D and 3D collages, will be on display in the Copley Common Room at River Arts January 21-March 28, 2019. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Ascent (Part One: Eulogy) tells the story of multiple Americas. Geary says “At once it is a story of the death of the America we have been taught to know, and the story of an America that has been enslaved, oppressed, beaten, and marginalized. It is the story of an America that is rising despite the entrenched power of its oppressors and the story of an America that is destructively flailing about in its death throes”. Through images of our past and present, images used in their historical context or just for their symbolic and emotional power, Ascent is an attempt by the artist to deconstruct the “reality” and “history” of the America he, as a white male, has known. According to Geary, it is an attempt at “scrubbing through the whitewash of history and seeing the America worthy of veneration”.

Ryan Geary is a multimedia artist currently focusing on collage. A New Jersey native, he has been assembling collages since the age of eleven. “As a child I was limited in the material I had access to so I relied on newspapers, thrown away magazines, and books from free piles.” Ryan became comfortable working within the parameters of the material on hand and as a result, current events, advertisements, and historical images are part of the recipe and inspiration for much of Geary’s work. Ryan’s work has been exhibited throughout Vermont and has also been featured in several International Collage Exhibitions in Berlin, Germany, and Sebastopol, California. He is the owner and curator of The Hive Gallery and Gifts, and lives in Waterbury with his family and two best dog friends.

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 3/28/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jan
3
2019
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Mar
28
2019

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young
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Fellow Travelers showcases powerful large-scale oil paintings with narratives that reach deep into the human condition and their environments. Opening reception January 3, 4:00-7:00 PM.
Montpelier Art Walk, February 1, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 1/3/19 8:00am - 3/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jan
21
2019
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Apr
19
2019

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan
Description:

“On Making Pictures”, an exhibit featuring wood block prints, lithographs, and colored low reliefs by Artist Thom Egan, will be on display at the Gallery at River Arts from January 21-April 19, 2019.

A Reception & Artist Talk will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm, and will include a brief introduction by the Artist on three topics: Art & Craft -how they differ and where they overlap; how and why the work on display is made; and art and audience – why might these pictures matter to you. Opportunity for questions and discussion will follow. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

When describing his work, Egan says “A focus of my work is the simultaneously complex and unified character of nature. In making these pictures; physical properties (e.g. structure, density, temperature, etc.) are related by means of process (e.g. gradation, stratification, fragmentation, synchronization, etc.). These various components are then set in an archetype (e.g. a mountain, bindings, a gate, an egg, a column, etc.). The overall aim being to effect a harmonious, if uneasy, balance which is evocative of experience. In this way the paradox (i.e. the many, the one) approaches a resolution; such that whatever the complexities involved become unified and the image rings true.”

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 4/19/19 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville