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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts in Central Vermont

The Vermont Arts Calendar is statewide, crowdsourced, and embeddable. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. Find virtual and in-person events of every kind, and search by event category, region, and date.

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Date

Region

Category

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Aug
20
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Story Times "how you cut it"

Story Times "how you cut it"

The Susan Calza Gallery unveils a new exhibition speaking to these exceptional times, Story Times “how you cut it”. The exhibition features sculptural works which include cow hide, mixed media works on paper, tags with written poetry, rubber and thread, textile work, scissors encased in beeswax with gold leaf, and an afghan enrobed by a yellow paper pieces, ushering in a little grand piano and vintage tape recorder at the center of the Gallery. Though the installation in the Gallery is a multimedia exhibition of Susan Calza’s work, the Gallery doors are open for visitors to add another layer of content to the site.

Gallery Director Susan Calza invites visitors to record their thoughts during their visit:

Making work is how I sort through my world.
There is a vintage cassette recorder on the
little grand piano in the center of the room.
Please use it to record your stories.
I’d love to hear them, to collect them and eventually
create a visual tapestry of listening.
Elements of our stories will inevitable overlap of
course. After all, we have all had an extraordinary 18
months or so…”

Susan Calza is a conceptual artist whose work reflects her times, while holding a mirror to society. Her artwork and Gallery serve the greater community by speaking truth to power.

8/20/21 10:00am - 9/26/21 10:00pm

The Susan Calza Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
3
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Cheryl Betz: On The Periphery

Cheryl Betz: On The Periphery

Through the month of September, Front member Cheryl Betz will exhibit mixed-media paintings from five different series begun during the pandemic. Betz's work reflects her interest in the shifting, impermanent nature of form, perception, and thought, and in all that lies on the periphery of our understanding.

The opening reception will be Friday, September 3rd, 4-7pm. The gallery is open every Friday 4-7 and Saturday and Sunday 11-5.

The Front info@thefront.com 802.552.0877 6 Barre Street, Montpelier, Vermont

9/3/21 4:00pm - 9/26/21 5:00pm

The Front, 6 Barre St, Montpelier

Jun
18
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Adolf & Virgina Dehn were a vital part of the vibrant arts community in post-war New York. Adolf's figurative landscapes in watercolor from the 30s, 40s, and 50s evoke times gone by. Virgina’s dynamic, large scale abstract expressionist works radiate color and energy. Their work is shown together here for the first time since1964.

Hours by appointment only - text 802-777-2713

6/18/21 9:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Sep
10
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Art at the Kent - 20/20 Hindsight – Seeing the Past Anew with Contemporary Art

Art at the Kent - 20/20 Hindsight – Seeing the Past Anew with Contemporary Art

Putting a contemporary slant on methods and materials used to develop rural culture in late 19th-century Vermont. The exhibition features 20 creatives—sculptors, painters, and printers, plus smiths of light, yarn, wool, metal, basketry, digital and mixed media, as well as the written word. Opening event 9/11 from 3-5 PM, closing event 10/10 from 3-5 PM. See website for more details.

9/10/21 10:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Kents' Corner State Historic Site, Calais

Sep
12
2021
– THRU –
Oct
11
2021

Green Mountain Photo Show

Green Mountain Photo Show

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present the 31st annual Green Mountain Photo Show with its exhibition of outstanding photographs by amateur and professional photographers. Showcasing traditional to abstract, black and white to color photographs, the show fills the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm. The show also illustrates the various approaches to the photographic image made possible by recent technical advances in creating the photo image and in the printing processes. Large scale, wall-size images are also on display. The Green Mountain Photo Show has images to please even the most discriminating viewer. Hours for viewing are Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9:00 pm. The show is a free event with children welcome.

9/12/21 12:00pm - 10/11/21 9:00pm

Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield

Monday, September 20, 2021
Jun
18
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Adolf & Virgina Dehn were a vital part of the vibrant arts community in post-war New York. Adolf's figurative landscapes in watercolor from the 30s, 40s, and 50s evoke times gone by. Virgina’s dynamic, large scale abstract expressionist works radiate color and energy. Their work is shown together here for the first time since1964.

Hours by appointment only - text 802-777-2713

6/18/21 9:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Jun
18
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Adolf & Virgina Dehn were a vital part of the vibrant arts community in post-war New York. Adolf's figurative landscapes in watercolor from the 30s, 40s, and 50s evoke times gone by. Virgina’s dynamic, large scale abstract expressionist works radiate color and energy. Their work is shown together here for the first time since1964.

Hours by appointment only - text 802-777-2713

6/18/21 9:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Sep
15
2021
– THRU –
Sep
30
2021

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective
September 15 - September 30, 2021
Landscapes and abstracted paintings by accomplished artist and longtime SPA friend, the late Ray Brown, will be on view in this celebration of his life. (Exhibited in the SPA Classroom, main floor.)

There are also 4 additional shows on view at SPA and 1 SPA show on view at our neighbor, the AR Market. SPA is a working art center with contemporary art exhibits, artist studios, and a classroom for educational activities. For info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

SPA Hours: Wed. – Fri: 11:30AM-5PM, Sat: 11:30AM-4PM, and by appt.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
18
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Adolf & Virgina Dehn were a vital part of the vibrant arts community in post-war New York. Adolf's figurative landscapes in watercolor from the 30s, 40s, and 50s evoke times gone by. Virgina’s dynamic, large scale abstract expressionist works radiate color and energy. Their work is shown together here for the first time since1964.

Hours by appointment only - text 802-777-2713

6/18/21 9:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Aug
13
2021
– THRU –
Oct
11
2021

Bill Brauer Retrospective

Bill Brauer Retrospective

The Bill Brauer Retrospective celebrates the career of this nationally recognized Vermont artist with an exhibition of drawing, paintings and etchings not publicly shown before.

A native New Yorker, Bill Brauer has lived and worked in Vermont for the past 40 years. Known for his sensual oil paintings, he started his career in 1964 as a printmaker in NYC, after a successful stint as an illustrator and art director. He is a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts and a protégé of surrealist Federico Castellon. Brauer received an individual grant from The Vermont Arts Council in 1976 and it was shortly thereafter that he switched his focus from printmaking to painting and he has been working with a brush ever since.

Brauer’s painting has gone through many changes over the years. Always figurative, always evocative and frequently sensual, he strove to be a Renaissance painter while employing contemporary design and color concepts.

8/13/21 1:00pm - 10/11/21 5:00pm

Festival Gallery 5031 Main Street #2 Village Square, Waitsfield

Sep
15
2021
– THRU –
Oct
30
2021

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rock Solid
September 15 - October 30, 2021
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures crafted from granite. (Rock Solid is on view in the SPA main floor gallery.)

There are also 4 additional shows on view at SPA and 1 SPA show on view at our neighbor, the AR Market. SPA is a working art center with contemporary art exhibits, artist studios, and a classroom for educational activities. For info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

SPA Hours: Wed. – Fri: 11:30AM-5PM, Sat: 11:30AM-4PM, and by appt.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Sep
15
2021
– THRU –
Sep
30
2021

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective
September 15 - September 30, 2021
Landscapes and abstracted paintings by accomplished artist and longtime SPA friend, the late Ray Brown, will be on view in this celebration of his life. (Exhibited in the SPA Classroom, main floor.)

There are also 4 additional shows on view at SPA and 1 SPA show on view at our neighbor, the AR Market. SPA is a working art center with contemporary art exhibits, artist studios, and a classroom for educational activities. For info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

SPA Hours: Wed. – Fri: 11:30AM-5PM, Sat: 11:30AM-4PM, and by appt.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
18
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Adolf & Virgina Dehn were a vital part of the vibrant arts community in post-war New York. Adolf's figurative landscapes in watercolor from the 30s, 40s, and 50s evoke times gone by. Virgina’s dynamic, large scale abstract expressionist works radiate color and energy. Their work is shown together here for the first time since1964.

Hours by appointment only - text 802-777-2713

6/18/21 9:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Aug
13
2021
– THRU –
Oct
11
2021

Bill Brauer Retrospective

Bill Brauer Retrospective

The Bill Brauer Retrospective celebrates the career of this nationally recognized Vermont artist with an exhibition of drawing, paintings and etchings not publicly shown before.

A native New Yorker, Bill Brauer has lived and worked in Vermont for the past 40 years. Known for his sensual oil paintings, he started his career in 1964 as a printmaker in NYC, after a successful stint as an illustrator and art director. He is a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts and a protégé of surrealist Federico Castellon. Brauer received an individual grant from The Vermont Arts Council in 1976 and it was shortly thereafter that he switched his focus from printmaking to painting and he has been working with a brush ever since.

Brauer’s painting has gone through many changes over the years. Always figurative, always evocative and frequently sensual, he strove to be a Renaissance painter while employing contemporary design and color concepts.

8/13/21 1:00pm - 10/11/21 5:00pm

Festival Gallery 5031 Main Street #2 Village Square, Waitsfield

Sep
12
2021
– THRU –
Oct
11
2021

Green Mountain Photo Show

Green Mountain Photo Show

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present the 31st annual Green Mountain Photo Show with its exhibition of outstanding photographs by amateur and professional photographers. Showcasing traditional to abstract, black and white to color photographs, the show fills the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm. The show also illustrates the various approaches to the photographic image made possible by recent technical advances in creating the photo image and in the printing processes. Large scale, wall-size images are also on display. The Green Mountain Photo Show has images to please even the most discriminating viewer. Hours for viewing are Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9:00 pm. The show is a free event with children welcome.

9/12/21 12:00pm - 10/11/21 9:00pm

Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield

Sep
15
2021
– THRU –
Oct
30
2021

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rock Solid
September 15 - October 30, 2021
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures crafted from granite. (Rock Solid is on view in the SPA main floor gallery.)

There are also 4 additional shows on view at SPA and 1 SPA show on view at our neighbor, the AR Market. SPA is a working art center with contemporary art exhibits, artist studios, and a classroom for educational activities. For info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

SPA Hours: Wed. – Fri: 11:30AM-5PM, Sat: 11:30AM-4PM, and by appt.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Friday, September 24, 2021
Aug
20
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Story Times "how you cut it"

Story Times "how you cut it"

The Susan Calza Gallery unveils a new exhibition speaking to these exceptional times, Story Times “how you cut it”. The exhibition features sculptural works which include cow hide, mixed media works on paper, tags with written poetry, rubber and thread, textile work, scissors encased in beeswax with gold leaf, and an afghan enrobed by a yellow paper pieces, ushering in a little grand piano and vintage tape recorder at the center of the Gallery. Though the installation in the Gallery is a multimedia exhibition of Susan Calza’s work, the Gallery doors are open for visitors to add another layer of content to the site.

Gallery Director Susan Calza invites visitors to record their thoughts during their visit:

Making work is how I sort through my world.
There is a vintage cassette recorder on the
little grand piano in the center of the room.
Please use it to record your stories.
I’d love to hear them, to collect them and eventually
create a visual tapestry of listening.
Elements of our stories will inevitable overlap of
course. After all, we have all had an extraordinary 18
months or so…”

Susan Calza is a conceptual artist whose work reflects her times, while holding a mirror to society. Her artwork and Gallery serve the greater community by speaking truth to power.

8/20/21 10:00am - 9/26/21 10:00pm

The Susan Calza Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
3
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Cheryl Betz: On The Periphery

Cheryl Betz: On The Periphery

Through the month of September, Front member Cheryl Betz will exhibit mixed-media paintings from five different series begun during the pandemic. Betz's work reflects her interest in the shifting, impermanent nature of form, perception, and thought, and in all that lies on the periphery of our understanding.

The opening reception will be Friday, September 3rd, 4-7pm. The gallery is open every Friday 4-7 and Saturday and Sunday 11-5.

The Front info@thefront.com 802.552.0877 6 Barre Street, Montpelier, Vermont

9/3/21 4:00pm - 9/26/21 5:00pm

The Front, 6 Barre St, Montpelier

Sep
15
2021
– THRU –
Sep
30
2021

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective

Ray Brown Lifetime Retrospective
September 15 - September 30, 2021
Landscapes and abstracted paintings by accomplished artist and longtime SPA friend, the late Ray Brown, will be on view in this celebration of his life. (Exhibited in the SPA Classroom, main floor.)

There are also 4 additional shows on view at SPA and 1 SPA show on view at our neighbor, the AR Market. SPA is a working art center with contemporary art exhibits, artist studios, and a classroom for educational activities. For info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

SPA Hours: Wed. – Fri: 11:30AM-5PM, Sat: 11:30AM-4PM, and by appt.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
18
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Landscapes & Inscapes: Paintings of Adolf & Virginia Dehn

Adolf & Virgina Dehn were a vital part of the vibrant arts community in post-war New York. Adolf's figurative landscapes in watercolor from the 30s, 40s, and 50s evoke times gone by. Virgina’s dynamic, large scale abstract expressionist works radiate color and energy. Their work is shown together here for the first time since1964.

Hours by appointment only - text 802-777-2713

6/18/21 9:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Sep
10
2021
– THRU –
Oct
10
2021

Art at the Kent - 20/20 Hindsight – Seeing the Past Anew with Contemporary Art

Art at the Kent - 20/20 Hindsight – Seeing the Past Anew with Contemporary Art

Putting a contemporary slant on methods and materials used to develop rural culture in late 19th-century Vermont. The exhibition features 20 creatives—sculptors, painters, and printers, plus smiths of light, yarn, wool, metal, basketry, digital and mixed media, as well as the written word. Opening event 9/11 from 3-5 PM, closing event 10/10 from 3-5 PM. See website for more details.

9/10/21 10:00am - 10/10/21 5:00pm

Kents' Corner State Historic Site, Calais

Aug
13
2021
– THRU –
Oct
11
2021

Bill Brauer Retrospective

Bill Brauer Retrospective

The Bill Brauer Retrospective celebrates the career of this nationally recognized Vermont artist with an exhibition of drawing, paintings and etchings not publicly shown before.

A native New Yorker, Bill Brauer has lived and worked in Vermont for the past 40 years. Known for his sensual oil paintings, he started his career in 1964 as a printmaker in NYC, after a successful stint as an illustrator and art director. He is a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts and a protégé of surrealist Federico Castellon. Brauer received an individual grant from The Vermont Arts Council in 1976 and it was shortly thereafter that he switched his focus from printmaking to painting and he has been working with a brush ever since.

Brauer’s painting has gone through many changes over the years. Always figurative, always evocative and frequently sensual, he strove to be a Renaissance painter while employing contemporary design and color concepts.

8/13/21 1:00pm - 10/11/21 5:00pm

Festival Gallery 5031 Main Street #2 Village Square, Waitsfield

Sep
12
2021
– THRU –
Oct
11
2021

Green Mountain Photo Show

Green Mountain Photo Show

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present the 31st annual Green Mountain Photo Show with its exhibition of outstanding photographs by amateur and professional photographers. Showcasing traditional to abstract, black and white to color photographs, the show fills the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm. The show also illustrates the various approaches to the photographic image made possible by recent technical advances in creating the photo image and in the printing processes. Large scale, wall-size images are also on display. The Green Mountain Photo Show has images to please even the most discriminating viewer. Hours for viewing are Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9:00 pm. The show is a free event with children welcome.

9/12/21 12:00pm - 10/11/21 9:00pm

Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield

Sep
15
2021
– THRU –
Oct
30
2021

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rock Solid
September 15 - October 30, 2021
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures crafted from granite. (Rock Solid is on view in the SPA main floor gallery.)

There are also 4 additional shows on view at SPA and 1 SPA show on view at our neighbor, the AR Market. SPA is a working art center with contemporary art exhibits, artist studios, and a classroom for educational activities. For info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

SPA Hours: Wed. – Fri: 11:30AM-5PM, Sat: 11:30AM-4PM, and by appt.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Aug
20
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Story Times "how you cut it"

Story Times "how you cut it"

The Susan Calza Gallery unveils a new exhibition speaking to these exceptional times, Story Times “how you cut it”. The exhibition features sculptural works which include cow hide, mixed media works on paper, tags with written poetry, rubber and thread, textile work, scissors encased in beeswax with gold leaf, and an afghan enrobed by a yellow paper pieces, ushering in a little grand piano and vintage tape recorder at the center of the Gallery. Though the installation in the Gallery is a multimedia exhibition of Susan Calza’s work, the Gallery doors are open for visitors to add another layer of content to the site.

Gallery Director Susan Calza invites visitors to record their thoughts during their visit:

Making work is how I sort through my world.
There is a vintage cassette recorder on the
little grand piano in the center of the room.
Please use it to record your stories.
I’d love to hear them, to collect them and eventually
create a visual tapestry of listening.
Elements of our stories will inevitable overlap of
course. After all, we have all had an extraordinary 18
months or so…”

Susan Calza is a conceptual artist whose work reflects her times, while holding a mirror to society. Her artwork and Gallery serve the greater community by speaking truth to power.

8/20/21 10:00am - 9/26/21 10:00pm

The Susan Calza Gallery, Montpelier