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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Jan
7
2019
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Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?

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.

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Jan
5
2019
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Feb
23
2019

Drawing Class

Drawing Class

Drawing Studio Workshop
Learn To Draw – Improve Your Drawing
Saturdays, January 5 – February 23, 2019 9am to noon
Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont

This class will teach you to draw, if you don’t know how or help improve your drawing if you do. We’ll focus on fundamental techniques and methods, helping you develop solid skills that will work for any subject, any medium.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to draw or to improve their drawing. Suitable for all levels of skill.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

We’ll spend the first 4 weeks working with pencil on paper. Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

In the second half of the class, we’ll introduce other black & white media – charcoal, pen, white “charcoal” and toned papers. And we’ll introduce more complex and complicated subjects.

At the end of eight weeks, you will have learned fundamental methods and techniques – along with the ability to observe – that will help you draw any subject

1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm

Taraden Media Barn, North Bennington

Jan
12
2019
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Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019

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

1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro

Jan
15
2019
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Feb
26
2019

Mountain Air - group exhibition

Mountain Air - group exhibition

Group exhibition featuring artists from Edgewater Gallery in Stowe
curated by Kelly Holt

On view at Edgewater Gallery: January 15 - February 26, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 2018 from 5-7pm

Artists: Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, TJ Cunningham, Jane Davies, Gary Hall, Rory Jackson, Rachel Moore, Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend.

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Mountain Air, a group exhibition on view from January 15th - February 26th, 2019 at Edgewater in Stowe features selections in many media - including kinetic sculpture, woodblock prints, glass sculpture and paintings featuring big sky landscapes to familiar mountain ranges in Vermont. The exhibition is a celebration of our landscape and cold, clean winds swiftly moving through wintry days. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 17th from 5-7pm.

Featured artists include: Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, TJ Cunningham, Rory Jackson, Rachel Moore, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend, among others. Artists are responding to the following statement:

Crisp, cold mountain air heightens the senses. Invigorating. Cleansing. Mountain air has the power to clear the mind. Mountain air whirls in the sky over peaks and tumbles down ridges and along rivers- stirring the birds, trees and adventurers in its path. In a winter storm, mountain air can bring all in its path from fury to stillness and snow cover.

For further information on the Mountain Air exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit our website edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe/.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Closed Mondays.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe

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

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

1/8/19 8:00am - 3/1/19 12:00pm

THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin

Jan
8
2019
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Mar
1
2019

Winter Juried Exhibit

Winter Juried Exhibit

This exhibit highlights an eclectic group of 26 local Vermont artists. Work includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber arts, and jewelry. The show brims with works by Barbara Bendix, Robert Chapala, Cindy Griffith, Kate Longmaid, A.S.McGuffin, Kenneth Saxe and Ann Young and many others. The exhibit was juried by Jurors for Mary Admasian, Elliott Bent and Linda Mirabile.

Opening Reception – Thursday, January 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm for both exhibits. With live piano music by Jim Thompson.

1/8/19 12:00pm - 3/1/19 4:00pm

T. W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier

Jan
5
2019
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Mar
2
2019

The Art of the Portrait

The Art of the Portrait

Valley Arts is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition of spectacular portraits by August Burns. The exhibition is a rare opportunity for the public to view paintings from this outstanding Vermont Artist. The paintings will be on view January 5 through March 2. A meet-the-artist reception is scheduled for January 6 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and is open to the public.

Information: 802-496-6682 or wwwvalleyartsvt.com
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
The Festival Gallery at Valley Arts - Village Square Shopping Center - Route 100 Waitsfield

1/5/19 12:00pm - 3/2/19 5:00pm

Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, Waitsfield

Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Strictly Sedimentary

Strictly Sedimentary

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

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Interaction

Interaction

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

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Going on Twenty

Going on Twenty

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

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Feb
7
2019
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Mar
16
2019

Keep the Car Running

Keep the Car Running

Jonathan Schechner’s color photographs from the project For the Time Being explore the themes of home, belonging, isolation, and the various intersections of people and the environment. In his work, he is processing his own sense of not belonging where he lives. Jonathan moved to Vermont from Israel as a teenager in 2005 and still faces a lack of clarity as to what home is for him – and where it might be.

Kelly Burgess’ photographs from her book "Sing Me Back Home" were made on road trips across the United States between 2012-2018. Her work is an exploration of the external American landscape and an internal emotional landscape using image, text, irony, and repeating themes. She uses the road trip as a means of searching and the exploration of the cultural and social perception of loneliness. The photographs seat themselves within the context of the American road trip within photography and literature: a coming of age journey that is almost entirely male. "Sing Me Back Home" begins with the examination of a heartbreak and the ubiquitous nature of those emotions existing within the irony of isolating and creating her own world while simultaneously going out on the road to search for fulfillment.

Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland

Jan
21
2019
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Mar
28
2019

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

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

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.

1/21/19 9:00am - 3/28/19 4:00pm

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

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.

1/3/19 8:00am - 3/28/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier

Feb
14
2019
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Mar
31
2019

At Home

At Home

Northern Daughters is excited to announce “At Home” a show featuring work from twelve of the gallery’s artists alongside furniture from Stone Block Antiques. The inspiration for the show is to exhibit how we can live with artwork in our homes.

2/14/19 10:00am - 3/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Feb
8
2019
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Apr
7
2019

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen

Kate Emlen is keenly observant of the natural world. Her paintings are evidence of her presence there – amid the trees, at the water’s edge or making tracks in the new snow under an always moving, ever-changing sky. What’s more, she takes you with her – to witness the beautiful light. (Image included: Turnaround, oil on panel)

2/8/19 12:00am - 4/7/19 2:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jan
21
2019
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Apr
19
2019

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

“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.

1/21/19 9:00am - 4/19/19 5:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
30
2018
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Jun
1
2019

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

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

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
13
2018
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Sep
6
2019

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.

In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.

OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk

7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton