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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Mar
5
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Ray Brown and Toby Bartles - Steps on a Journey – An Exhibit of Two Vermont Painters

Ray Brown and Toby Bartles - Steps on a Journey – An Exhibit of Two Vermont Painters

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont painters Ray Brown and Toby Bartles. Both artists share much in common with the second generation abstract expressionists, as they both draw influence for painterly choices from immediate surroundings such as landscape or architecture to create inner meaning.

3/5/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Apr
2
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Central / Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society at The T.W. Wood Gallery

Central / Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society at The T.W. Wood Gallery

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St., at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce an exhibit of the newly combined Central Vermont / Northeast Kingdom Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The Vermont Watercolor Society will exhibit works of Janice Avery, Lisa Beach, Joann DiNicola, Gary Eckhart, Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge and more at the T.W. Wood Gallery, A Museum of American Art.

April 2nd - April 26th, 2019

Opening Reception: April 4th, 5:00 -7:00 PM

4/2/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
8
2019
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Apr
26
2019

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our “Pieces of the Past” Native American Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, March 8th from 5pm to 8pm.

The Exhibit will feature a wide variety of items created by earlier generations and contemporary artists from the Abenaki and Mohawk people of the Champlain Valley region. This project is a result of the collaboration between the Chaffee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, College of St. Joseph and Professor Kurt Fetter, and the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. The first floor galleries will include clothing and accessories made for daily wear and special occasions, century-old baskets from both Abenaki and Mohawk artists, a beaded handbag made of tanned deer hide, jewelry, flags, a lacrosse stick, musical instruments, and other objects for ceremonial use. Visual arts include paintings, drawings in ink and charcoal, and photographs that reflect both Mohawk and Abenaki life. “It is good to have a balance between ancient and contemporary,” said Professor Kurt Fetter, of the College of St. Joseph, “otherwise a particular kind of narrative is propagated about Indigenous people.”

Additionally, the second floor galleries will showcase the inspiring works of our Juried Chaffee Member Artists. There will be various media represented in both two and three dimensional work.

This event is free for all to attend. Come experience “Pieces of the Past” and the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion. Mingle with artists and community members while enjoying food tastings, beverages, wine provided by Putney Mountain Winery, music, culture and art.

Please plan on joining us in celebrating Native American Heritage and the talented artists in our community at the March 8th Opening Reception. The Exhibit will be on display until April 26th.

Visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for details, as well as our class offerings and special events. For information, call 802.775.0356, or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT. Winter Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon to 5pm; Saturday 11am to 3pm; Extended hours for classes and events.

3/8/19 5:00pm - 4/26/19 5:00pm

Chaffee Art Center, Rutland

Mar
15
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Show 31

Show 31

The Front presents SHOW 31, March 15 through April 28. Opening reception: Friday, March 15 from 4-8pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! The gallery is 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.

3/15/19 4:00pm - 4/28/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Mar
19
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

Northern Daughters is pleased to present recent works from Cameron Davis at their Annex Gallery in Shelburne, VT. Davis’ work emerges from the intersection of art, ecology, social and environmental justice. Her paintings are a vehicle for exploring issues of conscious perception and living sustainably in a warming world. Davis is a member of the Ecoart Network, and Senior Lecturer with the University of Vermont Department of Art & Art History, including teaching transdisciplinary courses on Art & Ecology.

On view March 18th - April 28th 2019
Opening Reception: March 29th 2019, 5-7p

3/19/19 8:00am - 4/28/19 6:00pm

Northern Daughters Annex, Shelburne

Mar
20
2019
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May
4
2019

Figure in the Landscape

Figure in the Landscape

The show will run from March 20 – May 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23 from 3-5pm.

This will be the third time BigTown has showed Peter Fried’s work. To this point Fried’s exhibited work has come from a collection of what he calls his “Infrastructure Paintings” — landscapes of gas stations, roadways, bridges, and other working environments — but Figure in the Landscape, featured in BigTown’s Center gallery, takes the genre of landscape into new territory. The exhibition will feature a series of recent work, paintings of bathers at swimming holes in and around Vermont, and showcases Fried’s adeptness in depicting scenes of life in nature with ingenuity and ease.

Fried was born in Prague and educated in Scotland at St. Martin’s, and The Slade School of Fine Art in London, before moving to Vermont where he has resided since 1995. Throughout his body of work runs a theme of immersion in nature and a connection to his surroundings. On the experiential quality of painting, Fried writes: “I may enter a state of communion with what I perceive. There appears a seamless continuum between feeling and felt object. I enjoy this state of being.” His latest work reflects this distinct sense of communion and emotion in every piece.

3/20/19 10:00am - 5/4/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester

Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin

Walking a line between impulse and calculation, Teresa Celemin creates work combining figure drawing, abstract marks, words, symbols and fantastical creatures.

Exhibit on display March 19 - May 4, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm & Sat: 12-4pm

BASH fundraiser & reception: Fri., April 12, 7-9PM (please visit website for ticket info).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
30
2019
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May
4
2019

Just a Matter of Perspective Exhibit

Just a Matter of Perspective Exhibit

Matthew J. Peake began his art career with realistic renderings of the nude, but his obsession with movement has taken him in the direction of both the creation of mobiles and the composing and displaying of his works on a rotational frame (The RoFrame). Using the latter device, his work has become more abstracted. His paintings have been rotated during the making of them, resulting in finishes pieces which can be viewed with interest from any direction. Both of these aspects are honored by exhibiting them on a rotating frame, a device which allows a viewer to see the painting one way, and invites them to easily turn the piece any number of degrees to view it from a completely different perspective. Matthew’s interactive paintings on The RoFrame will prompt a dialogue between the viewer and artist about relationships and how changes in perspective change those relationships.

Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland

Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Oceans cover more than 70% of our globe and they are teeming with life, from single celled organisms and invertebrates to giant sea mammals, to yet undiscovered monsters lurking in the depths!

This group show of 26 artists includes 2-D and 3-D artworks, real & imagined, that are inspired by oceanic life forms.

Exhibit on display March 19 - May 4, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm & Sat: 12-4pm

Opening Reception and BASH fundraiser: Fri., April 12, 7-9PM (please visit website for ticket info).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
20
2019
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May
5
2019

Bringing the Bull Home

Bringing the Bull Home

The show will run from March 20 – May 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23 from 3-5pm.

Bringing the Bull Home is a selection of works from Vermont visionary psychedelic artist and poet Rick Skogsberg. The show will feature works on paper, ceramics from his new series “Plates, Platters, and Trays”, and painted shoes from the Can’t Lose Shoes collection. This show, featured in BigTown’s Main gallery, comes hot on the heels of Skogsberg’s latest exhibition at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City this past January.

Over the past ten years, Rick Skogsberg has amassed a collection of 250 black and white drawings, graphic manipulations of those drawings and color prints, as well as 300 pairs of hand-painted shoes. In 2016, his shoe collections—the Stalking Stealth Shoes and Bloody Hell Boots—were shown at the Satellite Art Fair as part of Art Miami Basel, for which he received significant critical attention. His latest endeavor is titled, “Plates, Platters, and Trays” and began in January of 2018. Of the collection, he writes: “commemorative and recycled from my parents’ era is what I’ve sought. And I’ve found them everywhere.”

3/20/19 10:00am - 5/5/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, Rochester

Apr
18
2019
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May
26
2019

The Dialects of Line, Color, and Texture Visual Discussion

The Dialects of Line, Color, and Texture Visual Discussion

Elizabeth Billings is a collaborative maker and ikat weaver who loves, and creates, public art. She describes her installations as “an investigation of wonder.” She lives and works in Tunbridge.

Frank Woods is primarily a painter. His landscapes and Kimono paintings are closely linked in their shared exploration of line, tone, texture and composition. “For me, drawing is the foundation upon which all of this rests.” Frank lives in Montpelier.

Elizabeth Fram is a multi-disciplinary artist, relying heavily upon her drawing practice to inform her textiles. “I apply the formal principles of line, form, and color, in tandem with the textural qualities inherent in textiles to explore image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities it contributes to elevate the other.” Elizabeth lives in Waterbury.

4/18/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 7:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts Gallery, Greensboro

Apr
4
2019
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May
31
2019

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Northern Daughters is pleased to announce “Keep it Simple” a solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Sessions. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from April tth through May 31st with an opening reception on April 19th from 5-8pm. During the opening reception Hannah Sessions will speak about her process and this body of work. Greg Bernhard, her husband and co-owner of Blue Ledge Farm, will read excerpts from his new poetry anthology “Goats & Those Who Live By Them”.

4/4/19 10:00am - 5/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

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

Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty

Barbara Zucker debut’s her new work, Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty, featuring several black-and-white paintings and an installation of acrylic abstractions inspired by the stylized hairstyles of Tang dynasty tomb figures. Zucker is fascinated by the complex ways in which hair has been used by cultures to convey class, status, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and power throughout the world. Since the 1990s, the artist has explored the subject of hair in her sculpture – how it is shaped, removed, or adorned. In Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty, Zucker transforms seemingly abstract forms into ironic, often humorous, observations on gender and culture.

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington

Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

Rebecca Weisman examines subconscious and psychological spaces of identity. The artist combines video, sound, sculpture, and photography to create a large-scale, immersive installation. Skin Ego is comprised of several narrative threads that weave a story about the body’s corporeal nature. A central component of Skin Ego is the large-scale, eight by twenty foot sculptural recreation of a beached whale that visitors can enter and explore. Incorporating film and performance within her surreal environment, the artist spins a mysterious narrative between the fisherman and whale that expresses the nature of our impermanence.

Project Vermont is a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

Rebecca Weisman’s Skin Ego is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington

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