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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts

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Monday, October 14, 2019
Jun
22
2019
– THRU –
Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Jul
14
2019
– THRU –
Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

Sep
2
2019
– THRU –
Oct
30
2019

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Paintings by Marina Epstein will be on display at the Capital Region Visitors Center for September and October. There will be three egg tempera paintings on panels depicting life in the Vermont forest combined with exotic tropical elements of the Yucatan in Mexico.

9/2/19 6:00am - 10/30/19 5:00pm

Capital Region Visitors Center Montpelier, Montpelier

May
1
2019
– THRU –
Oct
31
2019

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

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

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.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Sep
6
2019
– THRU –
Oct
31
2019

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Three artists (Liz Hawkes deNiord, Richard Heller, and Rachel Portesi) with divergent expressions convene to compliment and explore underlying realities in their art in an exhibition at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery. Two painters and a wet plate collodion print photographer challenge the viewer to engage with the works, discovering connected meaning beyond what is seen. All three artists work to create a conduit for inspired expression. The opening reception will take place Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. during Art Walk.

9/6/19 8:30am - 10/31/19 4:30pm

136 State Street, Montpelier

Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
31
2019

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

We wander in gardens, foster habitats, explore ecosystems. Life buzzes, entwines, fosters, interacts—one species to another and another and another. Birds and insects and plants thrive together.

How can art explore, examine, and express pollination—metaphorical and otherwise? Experience how Vermont artists and photographers approach and imagine this essential process. Show runs through October.

Included with Museum Admission
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow road
Huntington, Vermont 05462


Image: detail of bas-relief carving "Honeybees and Black-eyes Susans" by BJ Gray

Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington

Sep
3
2019
– THRU –
Nov
1
2019

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to November 1st, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.

Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. In her current work, she uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting. They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, a sense of time, and an accidental quality, which is beautiful and compelling.

Cheney’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and China, and recent recognition includes a grant from Mass MoCA, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in Painting.

Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. While painting, O’Brien refers to photographs she has taken that document her daily environment and travels. She works to recall the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of the light, the temperature and mood of the day, and then paints accordingly. Time elapses between the moment the photograph is taken and the making of a painting, to create gaps in memory that allow her to improvise with color and marks.

O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including recent solo exhibition at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.

9/3/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Oct
4
2019
– THRU –
Nov
3
2019

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

This 20th annual ICE exhibit features 76 artists from around the globe, the U.S. and Canada. The show is a visual feast, chock full of compelling imagery skillfully crafted with found papers, ephemera and objects, painting, drawing and digital pictures. The artists explore the surreal, the sublime, the humorous, the nostalgic and cerebral and several artists have written their personal stories on the back of their collage. These stories add perspective, emotion and understanding to their artwork. Running in tandem to ICE is the Vermont Feministe Exhibit featuring collages by Heidi Smith, Jane Davies, Nina DuBois and Athena Tasiopolis. Each artist offers a unique take on the female experience, their visceral, emotional, psychological and spiritual observations, occurrences and memories are explored and revealed through the language of collage. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm in conjunction with PLATFORM VT! ART, FASHION, LIVE MEDIA PERFORMANCE.

10/4/19 7:00pm - 11/3/19 7:00pm

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill 145 East Main Street, Poultney

Sep
20
2019
– THRU –
Nov
9
2019

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Greek artist Vasilis Zografos’ new body of paintings reveals the medium’s enduring relevance in today’s digital image culture by examining the tension between memorialization and design, commemoration and utility, reflection and affordance, in a series of oils on paper that draw upon an archaeological rather than a Modernist tradition.

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
20
2019
– THRU –
Nov
9
2019

Unbroken Current

Unbroken Current

The work in Unbroken Current investigates cultural and personal identity, social justice, and history through the lens of photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Artists include: Mildred Beltre, Sanford Biggers, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rashid Johnson, Harlan Mack, and Carrie Mae Weems. See website for details and events: helenday.com

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
28
2019
– THRU –
Dec
20
2019

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Wind swept skies and rocky shores, light dappled woods and shimmering water – Kate Emlen’s paintings explore the power and mystery of the natural world. Imagery shifts between disintegration and integration through the use of light and shadow, color and form. Emlen’s small gouaches on paper and large oil paintings on panel and linen are included in the exhibition.

9/28/19 5:00pm - 12/20/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Oct
1
2019
– THRU –
Dec
27
2019

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Jennifer Hubbard’s oil paintings feature scenes from Lamoille and Orleans counties, and capture barns and agricultural subjects in the vivid illumination of late afternoon light. In some paintings, she tweaks her color palette to add a contemporary, surreal twist on traditional rural landscape painting. The resulting paintings merge realistic, recognizable scenes with a touch of painterly abstraction. Jennifer Hubbard grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied painting and drawing at the Mitchell School of Fine Arts, and Maryland Institute, College of Art. She moved to Vermont in 2009.

“My work has always been primarily focussed on portraiture. When I moved to Vermont, where the landscape is such a powerful influence on daily life, I decided to move my subjects outside, into the environment. I was interested in capturing the interaction between people and the outdoors, particularly as the seasons change.” Hubbard gradually started replacing figures with barns and other architectural elements. The resulting paintings bring to mind both Impressionism and Photorealism, and offer a contemporary perspective of the people and landscapes of Vermont.

www.jenniferhubbardfineart.com

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
1
2019
– THRU –
Dec
27
2019

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Heartbeet is a vibrant lifesharing community in Hardwick and Craftsbury that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Community members live and work together in beautiful extended family households in a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop his or her unique ability and potential. The art shown is a collaboration between the fiber art creators and therapeutic woodworking studio. After the wool feltings are made the pieces are then hand framed by Heartbeet craftsmen with timber from their land. 11 artists are represented in the group show, with pieces entitled Tree Spirit, The Shepherd, Lonely Landscape, Moonrise and more.

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
3
2019
– THRU –
Dec
27
2019

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

The artist’s body of work combines and transforms hand-stitched pieces of old cloth into new contexts-- with some inspired by their histories, and others by formal concerns or visual associations. Rogue Cloth Work presents textile assemblages created by Cohen over many years—and each tells a compelling story.

Opening Reception October 10, 4:30-7:00 PM
Montpelier Art Walk December 6, 4:00-7:00 PM

10/3/19 8:00am - 12/27/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
14
2019
– THRU –
Jan
12
2020

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Joel D. Barber, Swan, Havre de Grace, 1950. Watercolor and ink on paper, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of J. Watson, Jr., Harry H., and Samuel B. Webb. 1952-192.388. Photography by Andy Duback.

This monographic exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952). Featuring more than 100 decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors from Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection and archives, the exhibition will be organized into five thematic sections. The first section explores Barber’s introduction to the world of wildfowl decoys and his early collecting years. The next section focuses on the Art Deco-inspired watercolors he used to illustrate his groundbreaking first book Wild Fowl Decoys published in 1934. The third section chronicles his various attempts at trying to design the perfect “Modern” decoy, amalgams based on historical precedents found in his collection. The fourth section examines the numerous ways Barber exhibited his collection publicly to shine a spotlight on decoys, including: duck shows, art exhibitions, and the establishment of the world’s first decoy museum in 1947. Using existing watercolor portraits and measured drawings, the fifth and final section pieces together Barber’s unfinished second book The Decoys of North America, an ambitious project that consumed the final three years of his life.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Sep
6
2019
– THRU –
Feb
6
2020

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

The show’s intention is to fire up the imagination by displaying whimsical, powerful and haunting sculptures and paintings featuring the alchemy of turning metal into art. The eight artists in the exhibition wow us with their imagination and skill, says Nina Jamison, Director of Exhibitions. They include: Jeanne Carbonetti, Chester, VT; Sabrina Fadial, Barre, VT; Alexandra Heller, Morrisville, VT; Peter Heller (deceased); Pat Musick, Manchester, VT; Dan O’Donnell, Springfield, VT; Gerald Stoner, Underhill, VT; Johnny Swing, Brookline, VT. With a soaring 25-foot ceiling and clerestory windows, the 150-foot-long by 45-foot-wide world- class public art space is unique in the region and accommodates and compliments very large artwork and sculpture. Springfield Regional Development
Corporation sponsors the exhibits at the Great Hall.

9/6/19 5:30pm - 2/6/20 5:00pm

Great Hall, 100 River Street, Springfield

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Jun
22
2019
– THRU –
Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Aug
17
2019
– THRU –
Oct
20
2019

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Opening Reception: August 17 from 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition on view: August 17-October 20, 2019
Guest Curator: Ric Kasini Kadour

Monoprints of yarn balls, lush fantastical landscapes, and deep, colorful abstracts: These are just some of the art viewers will encounter in this exhibition. But far from being a simple exhibition of Vermont art or Vermont artists, curator Ric Kasini Kadour invites the viewer to consider art from a regionalist perspective and how doing so impacts the viewer’s experience of art. Using the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s permanent collection as a point of departure, this exhibition will be an opportunity to consider contemporary American regionalism and the role art plays in society. A series of talks and a printed catalog will further elaborate on these themes.

Featured artists: Carol MacDonald, David Brewster, Denis Versweyveld, Dianne Schullenberger, Gabriel Tempesta, Galen Cheney, James Secor, JoAnne Carson, Judith Rey, Wendy Copp and Wylie Garcia.

Image: Wendy Copp, Ancestor

8/17/19 10:00am - 10/20/19 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jul
14
2019
– THRU –
Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

Sep
2
2019
– THRU –
Oct
30
2019

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Paintings by Marina Epstein will be on display at the Capital Region Visitors Center for September and October. There will be three egg tempera paintings on panels depicting life in the Vermont forest combined with exotic tropical elements of the Yucatan in Mexico.

9/2/19 6:00am - 10/30/19 5:00pm

Capital Region Visitors Center Montpelier, Montpelier

May
1
2019
– THRU –
Oct
31
2019

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

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

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.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Sep
6
2019
– THRU –
Oct
31
2019

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Three artists (Liz Hawkes deNiord, Richard Heller, and Rachel Portesi) with divergent expressions convene to compliment and explore underlying realities in their art in an exhibition at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery. Two painters and a wet plate collodion print photographer challenge the viewer to engage with the works, discovering connected meaning beyond what is seen. All three artists work to create a conduit for inspired expression. The opening reception will take place Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. during Art Walk.

9/6/19 8:30am - 10/31/19 4:30pm

136 State Street, Montpelier

Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
31
2019

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

We wander in gardens, foster habitats, explore ecosystems. Life buzzes, entwines, fosters, interacts—one species to another and another and another. Birds and insects and plants thrive together.

How can art explore, examine, and express pollination—metaphorical and otherwise? Experience how Vermont artists and photographers approach and imagine this essential process. Show runs through October.

Included with Museum Admission
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow road
Huntington, Vermont 05462


Image: detail of bas-relief carving "Honeybees and Black-eyes Susans" by BJ Gray

Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington

Sep
3
2019
– THRU –
Nov
1
2019

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to November 1st, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.

Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. In her current work, she uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting. They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, a sense of time, and an accidental quality, which is beautiful and compelling.

Cheney’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and China, and recent recognition includes a grant from Mass MoCA, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in Painting.

Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. While painting, O’Brien refers to photographs she has taken that document her daily environment and travels. She works to recall the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of the light, the temperature and mood of the day, and then paints accordingly. Time elapses between the moment the photograph is taken and the making of a painting, to create gaps in memory that allow her to improvise with color and marks.

O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including recent solo exhibition at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.

9/3/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier