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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts in Southern Vermont

Friday, February 9, 2018

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Jan
16
2018
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Feb
13
2018

"The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art"

"The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art"
Description:

The Feick Art Center announces a new exhibit called "The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art." Nick's nature scenes are especially stunning given the fact that he gathers and hand makes all his pens and inks, paints and paintbrushes from the ecosystem around him. The show runs from Jan.16-Feb. 13, 2018. The opening reception is on Friday, Jan. 19 from 5-7pm. There will be refreshments, live music, and a chance to meet the artist. Free admission.

Time: 1/16/18 9:00am - 2/13/18 5:00pm
Location: The Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College, Poultney
Dec
23
2017
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Feb
14
2018

It's Cold Outside

It's Cold Outside
Description:

Odanaksis ArtGroup returns to open their new exhibit "It's Cold Outside" at the Hartland Public Library on December 23, 2017, from 1-3 pm. The art group paints outside every Thursday somewhere in the Upper Valley between Newbury, VT and Cornish, NH. Many of the artworks included in this exhibit were painted at the weekly sessions.

The artists exhibiting their works include Jo Tate, Rebecca Bense, Karen Chalom, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Susan Rump, and Gail Barton.

Odanaksis means “little village” in Abenaki. Susan Rump, the coordinator of the group, welcomes all levels of artists to join. Sue remarked, "The social aspect of our “little village” of artists and sharing our work is sustaining to our members." Information on joining the group will be available at the exhibit.

Although the weather outside is cold, visit the library to enjoy the Odanaksis members’ art in warmth.

This exhibit will be open during the Hartland Library hours from December 23, 2017, through February 14, 2018.

Location: Hartland Public Library, Norwich
Jan
7
2018
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Feb
15
2018

Where Would We Bee? Featuring the work of Colleen Grout & Kim Grall

Where Would We Bee? Featuring the work of Colleen Grout & Kim Grall Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout & Kim Grall.

Opening Reception: January 10, 2019, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 7 - February 15, 2019

Where Would We Bee?

Without ART in our lives…
Without CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
Without NATURE and a Climate that sustains us…
Without FRIENDSHIP…
Without EACH OTHER…
Without BEES?

Where would we BEE brings together the art of encaustic painting and the crafting of gourds.
Colleen Grout and Kim Grall are united in their inspiration derived from nature and revel in the singular entity that connects their very different mediums…The Honeybee.

Colleen’s encaustic medium is predominately beeswax and Kim’s gourds depend heavily on Bees to pollinate the flowers that produce the variety of gourds she uses in her work.

WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT BEES?

Colleen Grout
Colleen Grout earned her BA in Art Education from Salem State University and her MEd in Education from Antioch University. She has been working in Art Education since 1977, teaching first at the Landmark School in Beverly Massachusetts. Upon moving to Westminster Vermont with her husband and two small children in 1985 she began teaching in the WNESU District in Grafton, Bellows Falls, Westminster and currently at the Saxtons River Elementary School. She shares both her acrylic and encaustic art work each summer at the Diamond Cove Art Gallery in Portland Maine. Her open studio and encaustic work has been part of the annual Putney Craft Tour, which is the longest running craft tour in the country. She is pleased to share her new works at the Main Street Arts Gallery, having only shared the work of her students on many other occasions.

"I have been an art educator for the past 30 years passionately working to inspire children on their journey within art discovery. I spend each summer painting on the coast of Maine, primarily in acrylics. Five years ago I discovered the joy of working in Encaustics. I know melting hot bees wax and fusing it to the surface of the support brings back the child within me. The word Encaustic is taken from the Greek word “encaustikos” and it means, “to burn in.” The fun begins as I relinquish an element of control because the wax has a mind of its own. I love the luminous translucency, the thickness of the medium and the ability to add texture in so many forms. Encaustic painting techniques are described as early as the first century AD by Roman authors. It has enjoyed a renewal of popularity recently and I add myself to the list of artists who have discovered the transformative ability this medium has to offer. I wish for my work to capture a colorful moment in time and help acknowledge that everything in life is temporary."
Kim Grall
I am a multi media artist with a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of Utah. I work with many mediums in many disciplines as diverse as fiber, digital photography and printmaking as well as painting, drawing and collage. I bring my background in fine art to working with gourds grown on my property, indulging my fancy for found objects, needlework and carving. Presently I am a member of the Putney Craft Tour.

People often ask how I got started with gourds and I say serendipity played a major role. I was ordering my garden seeds one year and saw hard shell gourd seeds for sale, ordered some and got hooked. Most of my life I lived in the woods, but now living along the river in full sun, I can grow very large gourds as well as a variety of other sizes.

There are so many things I love about working with gourds; from the numerous objects you can make with them to the unlimited mediums you can apply to them. But mostly I love their long history with people. They are found on almost every continent and have benefited civilizations and cultures through the centuries. When working with a gourd I can’t help but feel that connection to another time, to another place and especially to our planet Earth.

Time: 1/7/18 9:00am - 2/15/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Feb
2
2018
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Feb
27
2018

2018 Student Art Show

2018 Student Art Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A lively celebration of creativity from our regional schools, giving students from grades 1-12 the opportunity display their work in a professional gallery setting. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Feb 2 from 5-7pm.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Jan
15
2018
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Mar
2
2018

Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts by Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet

Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts by Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Inspired by Albrecht Durer's 1495 apocalypse woodcuts, Peter Schumann cut this
series in masonite in the early months of 2017. Lila Winstead added assemblages of
carved words, from the Bread and Puppet print shop archives, and printed them
on large muslin fabric. These Post-Apocalyptic woodcuts for the 3/4 Empire address the brand-new horror of our own Empire Boss, who threats to eliminate whole countries for non-compliance with Empire politics.
Opening Reception February 3, 2-5 pm
with performance by Peter Schumann & Co. at 2 pm (snow date, February 10)

Time: 1/15/18 12:00pm - 3/2/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Oct
2
2017
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Mar
30
2018

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Castleton University Art Galleries are excited to share "Living With The Earth," three collections of paintings by Joan Curtis, at Rutland City Hall. The Sunken Treasures group was engendered by abstracted still-life studies from Joan’s sculptures, which in turn suggest under-the-sea imagery. The panel group At One with Nature’s Wiles refers to humans living with dramatic changes in the world of nature. The Peaceable Kingdom series expresses the hope that we can continue to live with the wild animals of the Earth. All three collections were created between 2008 and 2015.

Time: 10/2/17 8:30am - 3/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland