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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts

Saturday, May 26, 2018
May
4
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. This new collection of paintings titled Head In The Clouds” runs May 4 through June 26. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM.

Time: 5/4/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Maiya Keck: Her Recent Work

Maiya Keck: Her Recent Work
Description:

With a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Maiya has returned to painting after practicing other skills (cheffing, entrepreneurship)  for a couple of decades. Working in both oil and acrylic, as well as charcoal, she explores both figurative and abstract themes in a gestural manner.
An artist reception is planned for Friday, June 8th from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Time: 5/22/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 6:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury VT, Waterbury
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Tell Me

Tell Me
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Tell Me” -- an exhibit of artwork by 19 local artists that explores language and communication.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm
Exhibit is on display May 22 – June 30, 2018 in the Main Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more info.

(Featured Artwork: “Dialog with József Attila – 7” by Diane Sophrin)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

In celebration of his 60th reunion at Middlebury College, the Henry Sheldon Museum offers a retrospective of the whimsical wood carvings of John Cross, a masterful contemporary folk artist.

Few would have predicted that an economics major at Middlebury College who earned a master’s degree in business at the University of Chicago would have begun carving during his career as a creative copywriter at a premier New York advertising agency. Humor, perseverance, and imagination are the skills reflected in all phases of his life journey.

John Cross began whittling while watching the filming of commercials for which he wrote the scripts for Proctor & Gamble and for Toyota. His ad copy promoted such iconic brands as Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste. During the day he wrote jingles from his advertising office in New York City, then headed for 813 Broadway where he shared a rented loft with sculptor William King, coincidentally in the same building where Wolf Kahn painted. Kahn, who now maintains a summer studio near Brattleboro, VT, is known for his sumptuous landscapes, and King, who died in 2015, worked in clay, wood, bronze, vinyl, burlap, and aluminum. Cross, King, and Kahn were among the poets, artists, and museum professionals who gathered for drinks and conversation at the renowned Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village to encourage one another.

Cross has always worked with wood, in particular sugar pine. He favors figurative renderings of sports figures, especially the players and fans of the New York Yankees, artists, sideshow performers, Miss America contestants, fishermen, operatic stars, and playful everyday characters. He has researched players from the Negro Baseball League and commemorated them in compelling wood carvings. For many years Cross was represented by Jay Johnson, owner of a leading New York City American Folk Art gallery on Madison Avenue and later by the David Findlay Jr. Gallery on Fifth Avenue, and currently by the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. His carvings are in the public collections of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian, and in the private collections of Garrison Keillor and Ali McGraw.

John Cross and his wife Linda Cross, also an artist, reside and work from their home studios in Elizaville, New York. The Hudson River is nearby, as is the scenic rail line which provides them easy access to New York City galleries and museums and their son Peter Cross (Middlebury College ’93) and his family, who live in Manhattan.

The Sheldon Museum retrospective will honor this accomplished sculptor, who continues to carve and inspire gallery and museum visitors.

Man with Cigar, c. 1990. Photo: Christian Carone

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
May
3
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Stewards of the Land,” by Orah Moore on display at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).

Since 1984, Orah Moore has been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers. “I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that support their way of life.” This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM.

Visit: www.morseblockdeli.com for hours.
For more details about the exhibit, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Morse Block Deli (260 N. Main Street), Barre
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Opening Day - 1968

Opening Day - 1968
Description:

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society. Free. Learn more at http://museum.middlebury.edu/exhibitions/upcoming/node/2216

Time: 5/25/18 10:00am - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Museum of Art, Christian A Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
May
26
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter
Description:

Juxtaposition of Royal Academy of Art father, Michael Craig-Martin, and Vanity Fair photographer daughter, Jessica Craig-Martin, shown May 26th through Sept 3, weekends 12-5 or by appointment. Also see 12 original 1960s modern sculptures returned to the grounds after 25 years away.

Time: 5/26/18 12:00pm - 9/3/18 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
May
12
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
Description:

This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as those from the La Petite Reine series (translated as the little queen, an early French term for the modern safety bicycle)which celebrates the sense of liberation, that feeling of freedom in space afforded by the bicycle.

Time: 5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

Made in Vermont

Made in Vermont
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 12 May - 25 November 2018. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Mark Barry, Mildred Beltré, Patrick Dunfey, Terry Ekasala, Richard Jacobs, Sara Katz and Joseph Wheelwright, this show spotlights artists who are making innovative, fresh, and sometimes challenging work, while living and working in Vermont. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe
Description:

Curated by American artist Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe, this group show includes over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture by approximately 25 artists. Recognizing that the planet is in an age of profound environmental transformation, we find ourselves estranged and alienated from the ecosystems in which we evolved. Rockman and Gass Stowe define “The Solace of Amnesia” as a craving to forget as a form of comfort and self-medication. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Sunday, May 27, 2018
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Spring Open Studio Weekend at Claire Payne Studios

Spring Open Studio Weekend at Claire Payne Studios Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Claire Payne Studios is participating in this years spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend and we are featuring the artwork of 3 Vermont Artists. Take a break for your normal routine and visit our Studio which is located in a restored post and beam barn. Come for the art, or come for the architecture, or just come just for the nice spring scenery, but please do stop by and see our little venue has to offer. You won't regret it!

Time: 5/26/18 1:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 4787 Ethan Allen Highway, Saint Albans
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Mosaics Spring Open Studio

Vermont Mosaics Spring Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Stop by to visit the Vermont Mosaics studio and see some original designed, sparkling mosaics made from hand-cut stained glass and ceramic tile, old jewelry, beads, mirrors and other found objects.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Mosaics Studio, 82 Country Drive, Guilford
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

VanNatta Studio Open Studio Weekend

VanNatta Studio Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A free statewide studio tour of fine arts and crafts. Visit the studios,meet the artists, watch demonstrations and shop. Tour Guides with maps are provided by the Vermont Craft Counci online at www.vermontcrafts.com or look for maps in Vermont rest stops or anywhere you see the yellow VCC posters. Please stop by the VanNatta Studio on Shattuck Hill Road In West Windsor for a visit and to see my oil paintings and prints or to inquire about a commission

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 543 Shattuck Hill Road, Brownsville
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Martha Beauchamp Open Studio Tour

Martha Beauchamp Open Studio Tour Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As part of the Vermont Crafts Council 2018 Open Studio Tour, Martha Beauchamp invites visitors to come by and see her fabric art process. A variety of pieces from animals to vegetables, landscapes to covered bridges, will be on display.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 117 Corey Drive, North Bennington
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Angie Follensbee-Hall, Mixed Media Arts Open Studio

Angie Follensbee-Hall, Mixed Media Arts Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As part of the Vermont Craft Council Open Studio tour, mixed media artist Angie Follensbee-Hall will be demonstrating and showcasing her artwork of handmade paper, mixed media, and fiber work.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:30pm
Location: 1383 Route 44, Brownsville
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Open Studio Weekend

Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Stop by Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Studios during the Vermont Crafts Council's Open Studio Weekend. We will be showing & selling handcrafted mosaic items such as mosaic framed mirrors, mosaic flower pots, Garden Angels and many other works by Susan Rosano. The weekend will be an interesting one if you stop by to see Susan's mosaic making demonstrations at 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. We will also be showing & selling Cigar Box Guitars, Harps and other instruments made and played by Instrument Maker Dennis Waring.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 82 Country Drive, Guilford
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Flowers, Landscapes and Still Life Watercolors by Kim Eng Yeo.

Artist will be available on both days of Open Studio to answer questions from visitors about watercolor painting, methods and techniques.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 628 Peaked Mountain Rd, Townshend
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures Spring Open Studio

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures Spring Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures at Underhill Ironworks will be presenting over 50 welded steel sculptures for the Vermont Crafts Council Spring Open Studio weekend May 26th and 27th 10 am-5 pm. Please come and explore the sculpture fields at his studio and residence in beautiful Underhill, Vermont. Underhill Ironworks is just 30 minutes from Burlington follow the yellow signs!

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 185 River Rd, Underhill
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open Studio Greg Moschetti

Open Studio Greg Moschetti Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Open studio in a beautiful setting overlooking Black Mountain. Landscape paintings on view.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:00pm
Location: 623 Kelly Road, Dummerston
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Watercolors - Flowers, Landscapes, Still Life
by Kim Eng Yeo
The artist will do a short demonstration of basic watercolor techniques during the Open Studio.
Paintings as well as Giclees,Prints and Cards are available for sale.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 628 Peaked Mountain Rd., Studio #109 on tour map, Townshend