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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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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
Description:

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.

Time: 4/18/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 7:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts Gallery, Greensboro
May
1
2019
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May
29
2019

DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
Description:

Improve your non-verbal communication skills for the digital age with a unique course that teaches clear and concise professional design practices for everyday life. Empower your business, brand your creations, or decorate your digital footprint with improved visual art skills and useful tricks for any digital creator. Sign up for one of the focused sessions or attend the whole series for a well-rounded design experience.Materials list provided.
Instructor: Matthew Binginot
Wednesdays, May 1 - 29 | 5 classes
6:30pm-8:30pm
Full series: $150 (member) | $175 (non-member)
Per class: $35 (member) | $40 (non-member)

Time: 5/1/19 6:30pm - 5/29/19 8:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
May
4
2019
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May
30
2019

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall
Description:

Tom Hall's show, Paintings of Local Structures, will be featured in the Gallery at The Space On Main for the month of May. Opening reception on May 3rd (First Friday) 5:00–7:00pm and for public viewing hours 3:00–5:00pm on subsequent Fridays throughout the month.

These paintings were done in the last few years. Tom continues his interest in local landscapes as a source of subject matter.

Tom has lived, worked and painted in the Upper Valley since arriving in 1975. He recently retired from a 37 year stint as the bartender at the Colatina Exit Restaurant.

Artist's Portfolio:
https://artbytomhall.wordpress.com

Visit https://thespaceonmain.org/gallery for more information. If you cannot make it to a public viewing time, but would like to see the art, please do not hesitate to contact us at thespaceonmain@gmail.com

Location: The Space On Main, Bradford
May
1
2019
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Jun
1
2019

2019 Student Art Show

2019 Student Art Show
Description:

Featuring works from Stowe Elementary, Stowe Middle School, Stowe High School, and guests Rumney Elementary in Middlesex. Join us for the opening reception Wednesday, May 1, 3pm-6pm, which will mark the 38th year of exhibiting local students' work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream and refreshments will be served. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and tasty treats, reception guests will be invited to participate in an art activity.

Time: 5/1/19 10:00am - 6/1/19 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
May
1
2019
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Jun
1
2019

Helen Day Art Center 38th Annual Student Art Show

Helen Day Art Center 38th Annual Student Art Show
Description:

Featuring the extraordinary artistic talents of students in the greater Stowe area.

The show opens Wednesday, May 1st and runs through Saturday, June 1st. Stowe Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Mountain River School students exhibit their artwork along with students from this year’s guest school, Middlesex’s Rumney Memorial School.

The opening reception takes place at the Art Center on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00pm-6:00pm and marks our 38th year of exhibiting local students’ work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream will be served thanks to Ben and Jerry’s. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and refreshments, reception guests can also participate in an art activity. The community is invited to support area youth and discover the talents of these masters in the making.

The artwork includes a great variety of media and subject matter taught by dedicated art teachers: Kayla Hoffman, Stowe Elementary; Jennifer Anthony and Tim Waite, Stowe Middle School; Kate Crouse and Carleen Zimbalatti, Stowe High School; Jen Volansky, Mountain River School; and Jennifer Campbell, Rumney Memorial School.

The exhibition is made possible by our generous Sponsors: Cafe on Main, Hickok & Boardman Inc., Stowe Hardware, The Bagel, Woodbury Mountain Toys, Yellow Turtle, and Ben and Jerry’s; Media Sponsors: Stowe Reporter, StoweToday.com and X Press Print & Copy; and Grantors: National Endowment for the Arts and Vermont Arts Council.

Helen Day Art Center
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00pm and by appointment
90 Pond St
Stowe, VT 05672

Contact:
Danielle Naylor
Education Manager
Helen Day Art Center
802.253.8359
education@helenday.com
www.helenday.com

Time: 5/1/19 3:00pm - 6/1/19 11:59pm
Location: 90 Pond St., Stowe
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
May
3
2019
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Jun
2
2019

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN
Description:

OFF THE GROUND PLANE explores architectural rhythms and harmonies in Danny Sagan’s futuristic watercolors.
“It’s the variables that are interesting not the rules themselves”.

Time: 5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/2/19 1:00pm
Location: Local 64, Montpelier
May
3
2019
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Jun
2
2019

OFF THE GROUND PLANE BY DANNY SAGAN

OFF THE GROUND PLANE BY DANNY SAGAN
Description:

OFF THE GROUND PLANE is an exhibition of watercolors by Danny Sagan that explore architectural rhythms and harmonies in futuristic schemes. Riffing on his favorites he creates mood freed from the constraints of gravity, energy and human needs. "It's the variables that are interesting not the rules themselves".

Time: 5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/2/19 8:00pm
Location: LOCAL 64, Montpelier
May
4
2019
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Jun
2
2019

BIDING: Exploration of Quiet Expectation

BIDING: Exploration of Quiet Expectation
Description:

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of BIDING: Exploration and Expectation, a group exhibition of contemplative and quietly reflective non-objective paintings by Janis Pozzi Johnson and Charlie Bluett, accompanied by the sculptural hand-thrown porcelain vessels of ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy. Exhibition will open May 4th, from 3-5pm, and the public is invited to attend. On view at 17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe VT May 4th, 2019 - June 2, 2019.

Location: West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe
Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego
Description:

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.

Time: 2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm
Location: BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington
Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty
Description:

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.

Time: 2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm
Location: BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington
Apr
27
2019
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Jun
9
2019

David Rohn: Watercolors

David Rohn: Watercolors
Description:

David Rohn was born in Chicago in 1934 and grew up in the small town of Ludington, along the shore of Lake Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design and stepped into a creative life richly lived as cartoonist, puppeteer, printmaker, teacher and painter.

Running parallel to his explorations in abstract painting and printmaking, and during his tenure at Windham College in Putney, Vermont, in the mid-1960s and ’70s, David’s watercolor painting gave relief from the more formal demands and cultural mandates of artistic invention and novelty of non-figurative oil painting. The delicate washes and expansive passages of color represent liberation from an art world of expectation and judgement. His modest still-lifes are deceptively loose and easy, and we’re comforted by the associations we bring to his unassuming and familiar scenes.

In 1953, I was the kid who was good at drawing, actually one of three in eighth grade. I did airplanes. After hundreds of airplanes, then dozens of cartoons, I was introduced to looking at paintings. I began to learn about the language of visual art: not depiction, but the secret language—form, color, symmetry, rhythm. This felt fundamental.

I thought I might give it a go.

There are other secret languages in art, of course, including some I don’t quite grasp. Art, done well, Is a way of twanging the mind, and the mind is infinitely resonant. Who knows what’s coming next? For me it’s mainly the classical ideas of form/color/architecture, plus the paradox of 3-D on a 2-D surface that Cézanne calls attention to.

Working from observation offers an endless variety of visual situations, and has the bonus of requiring prolonged intimate contact with plain stuff—a jar, an apple. I begin by gathering in. I yield to it. Later, I play with what I have harvested, playing the dialogue between the parts.

Sometimes a dynamic equilibrium results—a perpetually self-charging energy source. That’s the goal.

Location: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
Apr
29
2019
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Jun
14
2019

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch, an exhibition of sculpture and works on paper on view in the Fried Family Gallery from April 27-June 14, 2019. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 4-5:30 pm, with remarks by the artist at 5 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch is an exhibition showcases the artist’s fascination with exploratory drawing as the basis for work that invokes a sense of touch. Using tape, fiber, fiberglass mesh, and hydrostone, she creates installations and stand-alone pieces that act both in collaboration and resistance to material. “All of my work is rooted in drawing,” Weisberg observes. It is her desire to establish sensory awareness of spatial relationships between the human body and material, one that is “dynamic, improvisational, and mutable.”

A native of Philadelphia, Debra Weisberg graduated from the Tyler School of Art and currently lives and works in the Boston area. Known both nationally and internationally for large installations and smaller works that explore drawing in physical terms, she has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; the East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art in New York; and in numerous venues in the Boston area, including the Art Complex Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, Danforth Art, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Gallery Kayafas, Lesley University, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Time: 4/29/19 11:00am - 6/14/19 8:00pm
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
May
8
2019
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Jun
23
2019

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail
Description:

The shows will run from May 8 – June 23, 2019 with an opening reception for both on Saturday, May 11 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of photography by Cathy Cone.

Time: 5/8/19 10:00am - 6/23/19 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester
May
8
2019
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Jun
23
2019

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage
Description:

The show will run from May 8 – June 23, 2019 with an opening reception for on Saturday, May 11 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of mixed-media paintings by outsider artist, Jason Horwitz.

Time: 5/8/19 10:00am - 6/23/19 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main Street, Rochester
Apr
30
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce Awakenings; an exhibit featuring current work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. The T.W. Wood Gallery is honored to have their work at the gallery.

Through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life, Kate Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing. Working in the alla prima tradition, she paints directly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in my paintings. With still life, Longmaid is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life.

Tom Merwin's painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Traveling the trails through the Kittatiny, Catskill and Green Mountains have been a continued influence and resource for Merwin. Exploring the waterfalls and sketching them on site with sumi ink and rice paper, or recreating the strata of a mountain or cliff face using layering of media, allows him to use the images as notes or tones and leave their literal meaning behind.

Time: 4/30/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
2
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet
Description:

Vanishment, new work featured by Vermont artist Janet Van Fleet, will be on view at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery from April 2 through June 28, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 4, 4-7 PM. The exhibit explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

Time: 4/2/19 8:00am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles
Description:

Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. An exhibition of her work will be on display in the second-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form
Description:

Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing series of hanging scrolls recently shown in Budapest. On display in the third-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Fault Lines

Fault Lines
Description:

Fault Lines: May 14 – June 29, 2019 at Studio Place Arts

Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Apr
29
2019
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Jul
10
2019

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young
Description:


April 29-July 10, 2019
Artist Reception Thursday, May 23, 5-7pm

Ann Young’s interest lies in realism, especially of people, fascinated by the almost limitless variations afforded by the human condition and the same basic emotions shared by humanity. Rather than light and dark in a literal sense, these paintings consider the good and bad sides of human nature. People rain down terror and destruction on one another and at the same time are loving and considerate. Young explains, “This collection tries to sort things out, the good and bad that resides in all people, including myself.”

Young was raised in Illinois and Nebraska but has lived her adult life in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. From her first job illustrating the varmints of the Nebraska plains, through her stint as an illustrator for The Center For Northern Studies, to her abstract closeups of pond vegetation and the shells of crustaceans, she has looked to nature for inspiration. She spent years in a fruitful career making miniature animal and figure porcelain figurines for the wholesale craft market. An interest in large wooden sculpture occupied several years culminating in large scale gallery installations, combining the large cedar sculptures with the miniature porcelain figures. Young now devotes all her time with studies of people, in portrait and social interactions, enjoying the exquisite hues and textures which oil on canvas allows.

Time: 4/29/19 9:00am - 7/10/19 11:59pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow
Description:

Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne