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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts in Southern Vermont

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
Sep
19
2021

Intro to Soul Collage®

Intro to Soul Collage®

SoulCollage® is a creative collage process for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and personal empowerment.

Developed by Seena B. Frost, SoulCollage® is an easy, fun, and intuitive collage process for making a personal deck of cards that represents your Soul – one card at a time. SoulCollage® can enrich your self-awareness, illuminate meaningful connections, celebrate the joys in life, and nurture the many aspects of who you are. As your deck grows, it can be used for SoulCollage® Readings that can deepen your self-inquiry and elicit your own inner wisdom about life direction, concerns, or challenges.

During this retreat-style workshop, you will learn about and practice the basic elements of SoulCollage®. The facilitators will provide assistance to create the first card(s) in your deck, guide a process for gaining personal insights from your cards, and offer resources to support an on-going SoulCollage® practice at home. Participants will work independently in a supportive, non-judgemental group atmosphere. There will be small and large group sharing that is encouraged, but not required. Dress comfortably for a day in an art studio engaged in a clean activity. Bring your own lunch. A preferred writing journal is optional. All materials provided including a SoulCollage® kit for 3 cards. Additional supplies available for purchase.

9/19/21 10:00am - 4:30pm

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Sep
19
2021

Songwriter's Circle, Art, and Short Sets

Songwriter's Circle, Art, and Short Sets

Pat Daddona will host a songwriter's circle with Kala Farnham and Jan Sheehy on September 19 at 3:00 at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Artist Felicity Haselton will exhibit. Four 10-minute short slots with local performers Ezra Holloway, Will Stahl, Kyla Rose, and Bill Brink will precede the songwriter's circle.

Pat Daddona's songs aren't afraid to both laugh and cry, finding glimmering shoots of happiness in unexpected places or working out why they don't seem to be there. She's bringing two friends to this performance to make it a songwriters' circle... Kala Farnham is a multi-instrumentalist who draws from a classical and theatrical background to inspire through the power of musical storytelling that embraces the imperfect beauty of the human condition; and Jan Sheehy, half of the regional folk duo The Milkhouse Heaters, is a big-voiced former rocker from the Boston punk scene and one of the most compassionate people around.

Artist Felicity Haselton will be exhibiting her bold and optimistic, celebratory and colorful work starting at 2:00, an hour before the show begins. She'll also be on hand during the break and after the show, and will have work for sale.

A $5+ donation at the door is suggested for Pat, Jan, and Kala.

Stage 33 Live is an industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performers in an intimate setting at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT. The performances are recorded and filmed. Seating is limited. No bar or kitchen; snacks by donation. Find more info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com

9/19/21 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Stage 33 Live, Bellows Falls

Aug
26
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

New Artists and New Work

New Artists and New Work

August 26 - September 26: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts will feature work by new artists Gay Malin, sculptor, and Cameron Schmitz, painter. Also on view are 2 Wolf Kahn prints,
new paintings by Jim Urbaska, sculpture by Tim Segar, prints by Susan Osgood and Emily Mason, and assemblages by Maine artist Lauren Pollaro. (Image: Wolf Kahn, House among Trees, 1997, A/P 21/25, collagraph and drypoint)

8/26/21 11:00am - 9/26/21 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Sep
3
2021
– THRU –
Oct
31
2021

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand
Re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography. September 3 – Oct 31, 2021
22 High Street #205 (enter on Green street)
Brattleboro Vermont

Opening reception: Sept 3, 5-8pm (in person)
Artist Talk: Sept 15, 2021 5:30 (in person)

Statement:
Now is Always was begun during the Great Depression when Vaune Trachtman’s father, Joseph Harold Trachtman (1914-1971), shot a few rolls of film near his father’s drugstore in Center City, Philadelphia. Nearly 90 years later, her sister found the negatives and gave them to Trachtman. Working from her father’s original negatives, she combined the people from his neighborhood with her own images, many of which were shot from windows and moving vehicles. Now is Always is their collaboration across time.

There is a personal aspect to Now is Always, but Trachtman wants the work to be more expansive than a dialogue between the father she didn’t know and the daughter he knew only as a child. In Now is Always, Trachtman wants to create a feeling of collapsed-yet-expanded time.

Bio:
Vaune Trachtman is a photographer and printmaker whose work honors the methods and tones of historic processes, but without the toxic chemicals. Formerly a master printer of silver gelatin prints and asphaltum-based photogravures, she began to feel that her immune-system was being compromised by those processes. She now makes gravures with little more than light and water. Her images explore the evanescence of dreams and memory— a “fleeting, wondrous, sacred habitation” (Collier Brown, Od Review).

Vaune was born in Philadelphia and attended the Tyler School of Art and Marlboro College. She received her M.A. from New York University and The International Center for Photography. She worked in the imaging department of TIME Inc. for many years. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Now is Always is presented by the Vermont Center of Photography and has additional support from the Vermont Arts Council, NEA and the Tusen Takk Foundation. This series was started while in residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Image info:
Reverie 2021
From the NOW IS ALWAYS series.
Photopolymer gravure with surface roll.
28” X 34” / Edition of 6

9/3/21 5:30pm - 10/31/21 11:59pm

Vermont Center of Photography 22 High Street #205 Brattleboro Vermont, Brattleboro

Aug
6
2021
– THRU –
Nov
5
2021

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

A solo exhibition of atmospheric watercolors that blend figuration and abstraction to convey the peaceful enjoyment and contemplation of the natural world and the different sensorial qualities of energy such as sound, the flowing and crashing of water, air and heat.
Exhibition Opening 5pm Friday, August 6th. Open during events and by Appointment.

Erika Somogyi's compositions include portions of the female figure set within interlacing patterns. Young women appear in various actions in nature--reading in a garden, bird watching, listening to the sound of an emptied conch, and peering through the openings in a latticework fence. Dragonflies, butterflies, and species of flowers (poppies, daffodils, roses, and forsythia) are inspired by photographs Somogyi takes in Brooklyn of her flower garden, her childrens' excitement of viewing insects through a magnifying glass, and the unexpected appearance of wildlife in New York during the pandemic. Other elements capture memories of family camping trips at the seaside, lighting candles by a fire, playing cards, or cooling off with a handmade paper fan. Rectangular playing cards spiral like the roundness of a shell, and cascade like waterfalls. The peaceful enjoyment of the natural world, contemplation, spirituality, and calm, lend a feel of relaxation to each scene.

Somogyi uses a layered approach to creating her compositions. Starting with an under drawing, she chooses a particular set of colors to wash over the surface of the paper that she then joins with abstract patterns comprised of repeated lines and waves. From this imagery, Somogyi defines the figurative aspects of her work with paint--flowers, cards, hands, and the faces of her subjects. At times her linear patterns bend into the outline of a woman's face in profile, reverberating in space. Other times her repeated waves suggest a gaze into an endless sea, the sensorial qualities of flowing and crashing water, and different forms of energy such as air, sound, and heat.

Artist Bio:
Erika Somogyi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in New City, New York in 1977 and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Her solo and two-artist exhibitions include 'Erika Somogyi: Reawakening,' Kristen Lorello, New York, NY, 'Violet Dawn Love Song,' Monya Rowe, New York, NY, 'Alix Smith / Erika Somogyi,' Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, and 'Nature's Rituals and Mistaken Identities,' Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Essex Flowers, New York, NY, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY, Griffith Moon, Santa Monica, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA, among other venues.

8/6/21 5:00pm - 11/5/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro

May
15
2021
– THRU –
Nov
28
2021

"Deep Blue" Curated by Katherine Bradford

"Deep Blue" Curated by Katherine Bradford

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce Deep Blue, curated by American artist Katherine Bradford. This group show examines “deep blue” both visually as a color, but also as a phrase that can describe more abstract concepts such as mood, the natural environment, music and even a region’s political landscape. Over 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper and videos by 70 artists from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections will be included. On view from 15 May through 28 November 2021. Sa–Su. 11AM - 4PM. Self-guided visits. Advance reservations recommended, but not required. $10 pp.

5/15/21 11:00am - 11/28/21 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation | Reading, Vermont, Reading

May
15
2021
– THRU –
Nov
28
2021

Katherine Bradford: Philosophers' Clambake

Katherine Bradford: Philosophers' Clambake

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by American artist, Katherine Bradford to be held at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Bradford is best known for making luminous and dreamlike works that merge color field painting with figuration. Employing a direct and often whimsical language of composition, Bradford’s paintings depict an imagined view of the world that prompt an introspective look at the complex forces of thought and emotion that comprise the human experience. Philosophers' Clambake includes over a dozen paintings created in the past ten years. On view from 15 May through 28 November 2021. Sa–Su. 11AM - 4PM. Self-guided visits. Advance reservations recommended, but not required. $10 pp.

5/15/21 11:00am - 11/28/21 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation | Reading, Vermont, Reading

Monday, September 20, 2021
Sep
20
2021

Classic Figure Drawing With Douglas David

Classic Figure Drawing With Douglas David

INSTRUCTOR: DOUGLAS DAVID
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
SVAC Member: $165; SVAC Non-member: $200 (includes $25 model fee)

Class will cover the fundamentals of drawing the figure from a nude model. The day will start out with several short poses to loosen you up and to help you get the motion of the model’s pose. Douglas will discuss gesture, balance, lines and shading to depict mass and volume. The poses will get longer throughout the morning. In the afternoon, we will host a new model and repeat the process.

Students may register for this day only or combine it as a precursor to Douglas’s two-day workshop, Painting the Figure in Oil, which follows on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Class supply list:
Large newsprint pad and vine charcoal. Compressed charcoal, conte etc. are optional.

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves – tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort, warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him – his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas’s teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him. For more detailed information, visit www. douglasdavid.com.

9/20/21 10:00am - 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Aug
6
2021
– THRU –
Nov
5
2021

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

A solo exhibition of atmospheric watercolors that blend figuration and abstraction to convey the peaceful enjoyment and contemplation of the natural world and the different sensorial qualities of energy such as sound, the flowing and crashing of water, air and heat.
Exhibition Opening 5pm Friday, August 6th. Open during events and by Appointment.

Erika Somogyi's compositions include portions of the female figure set within interlacing patterns. Young women appear in various actions in nature--reading in a garden, bird watching, listening to the sound of an emptied conch, and peering through the openings in a latticework fence. Dragonflies, butterflies, and species of flowers (poppies, daffodils, roses, and forsythia) are inspired by photographs Somogyi takes in Brooklyn of her flower garden, her childrens' excitement of viewing insects through a magnifying glass, and the unexpected appearance of wildlife in New York during the pandemic. Other elements capture memories of family camping trips at the seaside, lighting candles by a fire, playing cards, or cooling off with a handmade paper fan. Rectangular playing cards spiral like the roundness of a shell, and cascade like waterfalls. The peaceful enjoyment of the natural world, contemplation, spirituality, and calm, lend a feel of relaxation to each scene.

Somogyi uses a layered approach to creating her compositions. Starting with an under drawing, she chooses a particular set of colors to wash over the surface of the paper that she then joins with abstract patterns comprised of repeated lines and waves. From this imagery, Somogyi defines the figurative aspects of her work with paint--flowers, cards, hands, and the faces of her subjects. At times her linear patterns bend into the outline of a woman's face in profile, reverberating in space. Other times her repeated waves suggest a gaze into an endless sea, the sensorial qualities of flowing and crashing water, and different forms of energy such as air, sound, and heat.

Artist Bio:
Erika Somogyi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in New City, New York in 1977 and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Her solo and two-artist exhibitions include 'Erika Somogyi: Reawakening,' Kristen Lorello, New York, NY, 'Violet Dawn Love Song,' Monya Rowe, New York, NY, 'Alix Smith / Erika Somogyi,' Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, and 'Nature's Rituals and Mistaken Identities,' Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Essex Flowers, New York, NY, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY, Griffith Moon, Santa Monica, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA, among other venues.

8/6/21 5:00pm - 11/5/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Sep
21
2021
– THRU –
Sep
22
2021

Painting The Figure In Oil With Douglas David

Painting The Figure In Oil With Douglas David

INSTRUCTOR: DOUGLAS DAVID
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 & 22
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
SVAC Member: $280; SVAC Non-member: $340 (includes $25 model fee per day)

Douglas will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting the figure; discussions will consider composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, mixing skin tones and–depending on your own style–knowing when a work is finished (learning how not to overwork your painting).

Students will work from a live model in their own styles so that the finished works are their own. Classic poses and simple draping will provide interesting composition and design options. Douglas will overview his palette and the concepts his work entails. Students will mix paints and learn to mix basic strings of color to help comprehend the preparation/set up to prepare to paint.

Students will be able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Douglas will be able to assist students with mixing and will review individual students a few times during each session. Plan to produce 3-4 paintings, depending on skill level. Plan to bring notebook/ sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember the principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching. Brown bag lunch is the best way to keep the momentum and flow going.

Class Tentative Outline
Day 1
1st hour: Meet at SVAC for Welcome / Overview of Class.
2nd hour: Mix palette to prepare to paint.
3rd hour: Model pose.
Lunch: Brown bag lunch.
Afternoon: Model pose.
Day 2
Morning: Model pose.
Lunch: Brown bag lunch.
Afternoon: Model pose.

Class supply list (these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result):

liquin
mineral spirits
Oils – Utrecht (or your favorite brand) Cad. Red Light, Aliz Crim., Phthalo
Blue, Phthalo Green, Ultram. Blue, Ultram. Violet, Lemon Yellow, Cad.
Orange, Yellow Green, Green Earth Hue, Sap Green, Prussian Green, Burnt
Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Unbleached Titanium, “Permalba” White, Ivory Black.\
Optional oils – Cad. Orange, Cad. Red Medium, Cad. Yellow Light, “Holbein”
Ivory White, Jauane Brilliant No 1,2,3 and or 4.
Paper Towels
Backpack (or some form of a way to carry paint and supplies)
disposable palette pad
palette knife
brushes- filberts- #2,4,6
optional 8 or 10 rounds- in above sizes if you prefer round over filberts and
rounds- in really small like #0,1,2 for a little detail
a few throw away bristle brushes from hardware store in 1″ and 2-2.5″ sizes
a 1-2″ foam brush from hardware store
Canvases: Quantity – 3-4 8″x10″ for studies, 2-4 10″x20″ or 12″x16″ or 16″x20″
(or whatever size desired for larger painting)
Rubber gloves
Please bring anything else you need to help you paint well and feel comfortable. Prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned-down Cad Red light and white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas (acrylic is fine to tone canvas).

Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along; it includes some recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items that are forgotten.

Douglas also will offer a “BASIC PAINT KIT” (while supplies last) for $150 which includes all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and canvas panels and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. Please reserve kits when registering for class by emailing Erin (ekaufman@svac.org).

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves – tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort, warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him – his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas’s teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him. For more detailed information, visit www. douglasdavid.com.

9/21/21 10:00am - 9/22/21 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Aug
6
2021
– THRU –
Nov
5
2021

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

A solo exhibition of atmospheric watercolors that blend figuration and abstraction to convey the peaceful enjoyment and contemplation of the natural world and the different sensorial qualities of energy such as sound, the flowing and crashing of water, air and heat.
Exhibition Opening 5pm Friday, August 6th. Open during events and by Appointment.

Erika Somogyi's compositions include portions of the female figure set within interlacing patterns. Young women appear in various actions in nature--reading in a garden, bird watching, listening to the sound of an emptied conch, and peering through the openings in a latticework fence. Dragonflies, butterflies, and species of flowers (poppies, daffodils, roses, and forsythia) are inspired by photographs Somogyi takes in Brooklyn of her flower garden, her childrens' excitement of viewing insects through a magnifying glass, and the unexpected appearance of wildlife in New York during the pandemic. Other elements capture memories of family camping trips at the seaside, lighting candles by a fire, playing cards, or cooling off with a handmade paper fan. Rectangular playing cards spiral like the roundness of a shell, and cascade like waterfalls. The peaceful enjoyment of the natural world, contemplation, spirituality, and calm, lend a feel of relaxation to each scene.

Somogyi uses a layered approach to creating her compositions. Starting with an under drawing, she chooses a particular set of colors to wash over the surface of the paper that she then joins with abstract patterns comprised of repeated lines and waves. From this imagery, Somogyi defines the figurative aspects of her work with paint--flowers, cards, hands, and the faces of her subjects. At times her linear patterns bend into the outline of a woman's face in profile, reverberating in space. Other times her repeated waves suggest a gaze into an endless sea, the sensorial qualities of flowing and crashing water, and different forms of energy such as air, sound, and heat.

Artist Bio:
Erika Somogyi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in New City, New York in 1977 and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Her solo and two-artist exhibitions include 'Erika Somogyi: Reawakening,' Kristen Lorello, New York, NY, 'Violet Dawn Love Song,' Monya Rowe, New York, NY, 'Alix Smith / Erika Somogyi,' Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, and 'Nature's Rituals and Mistaken Identities,' Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Essex Flowers, New York, NY, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY, Griffith Moon, Santa Monica, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA, among other venues.

8/6/21 5:00pm - 11/5/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Sep
21
2021
– THRU –
Sep
22
2021

Painting The Figure In Oil With Douglas David

Painting The Figure In Oil With Douglas David

INSTRUCTOR: DOUGLAS DAVID
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 & 22
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
SVAC Member: $280; SVAC Non-member: $340 (includes $25 model fee per day)

Douglas will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting the figure; discussions will consider composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, mixing skin tones and–depending on your own style–knowing when a work is finished (learning how not to overwork your painting).

Students will work from a live model in their own styles so that the finished works are their own. Classic poses and simple draping will provide interesting composition and design options. Douglas will overview his palette and the concepts his work entails. Students will mix paints and learn to mix basic strings of color to help comprehend the preparation/set up to prepare to paint.

Students will be able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Douglas will be able to assist students with mixing and will review individual students a few times during each session. Plan to produce 3-4 paintings, depending on skill level. Plan to bring notebook/ sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember the principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching. Brown bag lunch is the best way to keep the momentum and flow going.

Class Tentative Outline
Day 1
1st hour: Meet at SVAC for Welcome / Overview of Class.
2nd hour: Mix palette to prepare to paint.
3rd hour: Model pose.
Lunch: Brown bag lunch.
Afternoon: Model pose.
Day 2
Morning: Model pose.
Lunch: Brown bag lunch.
Afternoon: Model pose.

Class supply list (these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result):

liquin
mineral spirits
Oils – Utrecht (or your favorite brand) Cad. Red Light, Aliz Crim., Phthalo
Blue, Phthalo Green, Ultram. Blue, Ultram. Violet, Lemon Yellow, Cad.
Orange, Yellow Green, Green Earth Hue, Sap Green, Prussian Green, Burnt
Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Unbleached Titanium, “Permalba” White, Ivory Black.\
Optional oils – Cad. Orange, Cad. Red Medium, Cad. Yellow Light, “Holbein”
Ivory White, Jauane Brilliant No 1,2,3 and or 4.
Paper Towels
Backpack (or some form of a way to carry paint and supplies)
disposable palette pad
palette knife
brushes- filberts- #2,4,6
optional 8 or 10 rounds- in above sizes if you prefer round over filberts and
rounds- in really small like #0,1,2 for a little detail
a few throw away bristle brushes from hardware store in 1″ and 2-2.5″ sizes
a 1-2″ foam brush from hardware store
Canvases: Quantity – 3-4 8″x10″ for studies, 2-4 10″x20″ or 12″x16″ or 16″x20″
(or whatever size desired for larger painting)
Rubber gloves
Please bring anything else you need to help you paint well and feel comfortable. Prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned-down Cad Red light and white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas (acrylic is fine to tone canvas).

Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along; it includes some recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items that are forgotten.

Douglas also will offer a “BASIC PAINT KIT” (while supplies last) for $150 which includes all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and canvas panels and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. Please reserve kits when registering for class by emailing Erin (ekaufman@svac.org).

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves – tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort, warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him – his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas’s teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him. For more detailed information, visit www. douglasdavid.com.

9/21/21 10:00am - 9/22/21 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
22
2021

Beginner Ceramic Classes – Fall Session #1

Beginner Ceramic Classes – Fall Session #1

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes arts educator Stacy Gates to lead this ceramics workshop. Beginning students will learn the basic skills of hand-building, wheel-throwing techniques, surface design and glazing while more advanced students may choose to work independently. During the class, students will receive 2 free additional hours per week of studio time to work on projects. Class fee includes registration, use of clay and glazes, and firing of all projects made during class time. Projects not completed by the end of class will be bisque fired.

Class will meet Wednesdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13.

The $180 registration fee includes materials.

9/22/21 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery, Manchester Center

May
19
2021
– THRU –
Oct
20
2021

Figure Drawing with live model

Figure Drawing with live model

Figure Drawing with live model

3rd Wednesday of each month starting on May 19th
5-7pm

Bring own supplies.

Minimum students 4
Maximum students 6
Sign up for 4 weeks at $60 or $20 per class

REMEMBER: Pre-register & pre-pay before class

5/19/21 5:00pm - 10/20/21 7:00pm

Chaffee Art Center (16 South Main St.), Rutland

Sep
3
2021
– THRU –
Oct
31
2021

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand
Re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography. September 3 – Oct 31, 2021
22 High Street #205 (enter on Green street)
Brattleboro Vermont

Opening reception: Sept 3, 5-8pm (in person)
Artist Talk: Sept 15, 2021 5:30 (in person)

Statement:
Now is Always was begun during the Great Depression when Vaune Trachtman’s father, Joseph Harold Trachtman (1914-1971), shot a few rolls of film near his father’s drugstore in Center City, Philadelphia. Nearly 90 years later, her sister found the negatives and gave them to Trachtman. Working from her father’s original negatives, she combined the people from his neighborhood with her own images, many of which were shot from windows and moving vehicles. Now is Always is their collaboration across time.

There is a personal aspect to Now is Always, but Trachtman wants the work to be more expansive than a dialogue between the father she didn’t know and the daughter he knew only as a child. In Now is Always, Trachtman wants to create a feeling of collapsed-yet-expanded time.

Bio:
Vaune Trachtman is a photographer and printmaker whose work honors the methods and tones of historic processes, but without the toxic chemicals. Formerly a master printer of silver gelatin prints and asphaltum-based photogravures, she began to feel that her immune-system was being compromised by those processes. She now makes gravures with little more than light and water. Her images explore the evanescence of dreams and memory— a “fleeting, wondrous, sacred habitation” (Collier Brown, Od Review).

Vaune was born in Philadelphia and attended the Tyler School of Art and Marlboro College. She received her M.A. from New York University and The International Center for Photography. She worked in the imaging department of TIME Inc. for many years. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Now is Always is presented by the Vermont Center of Photography and has additional support from the Vermont Arts Council, NEA and the Tusen Takk Foundation. This series was started while in residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Image info:
Reverie 2021
From the NOW IS ALWAYS series.
Photopolymer gravure with surface roll.
28” X 34” / Edition of 6

9/3/21 5:30pm - 10/31/21 11:59pm

Vermont Center of Photography 22 High Street #205 Brattleboro Vermont, Brattleboro

Aug
6
2021
– THRU –
Nov
5
2021

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

A solo exhibition of atmospheric watercolors that blend figuration and abstraction to convey the peaceful enjoyment and contemplation of the natural world and the different sensorial qualities of energy such as sound, the flowing and crashing of water, air and heat.
Exhibition Opening 5pm Friday, August 6th. Open during events and by Appointment.

Erika Somogyi's compositions include portions of the female figure set within interlacing patterns. Young women appear in various actions in nature--reading in a garden, bird watching, listening to the sound of an emptied conch, and peering through the openings in a latticework fence. Dragonflies, butterflies, and species of flowers (poppies, daffodils, roses, and forsythia) are inspired by photographs Somogyi takes in Brooklyn of her flower garden, her childrens' excitement of viewing insects through a magnifying glass, and the unexpected appearance of wildlife in New York during the pandemic. Other elements capture memories of family camping trips at the seaside, lighting candles by a fire, playing cards, or cooling off with a handmade paper fan. Rectangular playing cards spiral like the roundness of a shell, and cascade like waterfalls. The peaceful enjoyment of the natural world, contemplation, spirituality, and calm, lend a feel of relaxation to each scene.

Somogyi uses a layered approach to creating her compositions. Starting with an under drawing, she chooses a particular set of colors to wash over the surface of the paper that she then joins with abstract patterns comprised of repeated lines and waves. From this imagery, Somogyi defines the figurative aspects of her work with paint--flowers, cards, hands, and the faces of her subjects. At times her linear patterns bend into the outline of a woman's face in profile, reverberating in space. Other times her repeated waves suggest a gaze into an endless sea, the sensorial qualities of flowing and crashing water, and different forms of energy such as air, sound, and heat.

Artist Bio:
Erika Somogyi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in New City, New York in 1977 and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Her solo and two-artist exhibitions include 'Erika Somogyi: Reawakening,' Kristen Lorello, New York, NY, 'Violet Dawn Love Song,' Monya Rowe, New York, NY, 'Alix Smith / Erika Somogyi,' Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, and 'Nature's Rituals and Mistaken Identities,' Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Essex Flowers, New York, NY, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY, Griffith Moon, Santa Monica, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA, among other venues.

8/6/21 5:00pm - 11/5/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Sep
23
2021

Artist & Curator Conversation: Erick Johnson and Mara Williams

Artist & Curator Conversation: Erick Johnson and Mara Williams

In this in-person conversation at BMAC, artist Erick Johnson and curator Mara Williams discuss Erick Johnson: Double Take, on view through October 11. Johnson investigates the permeable edge between painting in the studio and photography in the world. This show is an invitation to investigate how the imagination can span mediums, place, and time.


ADMISSION: Free

9/23/21 7:30pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Aug
26
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

New Artists and New Work

New Artists and New Work

August 26 - September 26: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts will feature work by new artists Gay Malin, sculptor, and Cameron Schmitz, painter. Also on view are 2 Wolf Kahn prints,
new paintings by Jim Urbaska, sculpture by Tim Segar, prints by Susan Osgood and Emily Mason, and assemblages by Maine artist Lauren Pollaro. (Image: Wolf Kahn, House among Trees, 1997, A/P 21/25, collagraph and drypoint)

8/26/21 11:00am - 9/26/21 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Sep
23
2021
– THRU –
Oct
28
2021

Sculpting Heads In Clay, With Stanton Sears

Sculpting Heads In Clay, With Stanton Sears

INSTRUCTOR: STANTON SEARS
THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 28 (6 CLASSES)
6 – 8:30 P.M.
SVAC Member: $230; Non-Member: $290
Create a life-sized likeness of a partner using recyclable plasticine clay. In the final sessions, we will make a simple mold of a portion of the head to take home.

9/23/21 6:00pm - 10/28/21 8:30pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
3
2021
– THRU –
Oct
31
2021

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand
Re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography. September 3 – Oct 31, 2021
22 High Street #205 (enter on Green street)
Brattleboro Vermont

Opening reception: Sept 3, 5-8pm (in person)
Artist Talk: Sept 15, 2021 5:30 (in person)

Statement:
Now is Always was begun during the Great Depression when Vaune Trachtman’s father, Joseph Harold Trachtman (1914-1971), shot a few rolls of film near his father’s drugstore in Center City, Philadelphia. Nearly 90 years later, her sister found the negatives and gave them to Trachtman. Working from her father’s original negatives, she combined the people from his neighborhood with her own images, many of which were shot from windows and moving vehicles. Now is Always is their collaboration across time.

There is a personal aspect to Now is Always, but Trachtman wants the work to be more expansive than a dialogue between the father she didn’t know and the daughter he knew only as a child. In Now is Always, Trachtman wants to create a feeling of collapsed-yet-expanded time.

Bio:
Vaune Trachtman is a photographer and printmaker whose work honors the methods and tones of historic processes, but without the toxic chemicals. Formerly a master printer of silver gelatin prints and asphaltum-based photogravures, she began to feel that her immune-system was being compromised by those processes. She now makes gravures with little more than light and water. Her images explore the evanescence of dreams and memory— a “fleeting, wondrous, sacred habitation” (Collier Brown, Od Review).

Vaune was born in Philadelphia and attended the Tyler School of Art and Marlboro College. She received her M.A. from New York University and The International Center for Photography. She worked in the imaging department of TIME Inc. for many years. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Now is Always is presented by the Vermont Center of Photography and has additional support from the Vermont Arts Council, NEA and the Tusen Takk Foundation. This series was started while in residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Image info:
Reverie 2021
From the NOW IS ALWAYS series.
Photopolymer gravure with surface roll.
28” X 34” / Edition of 6

9/3/21 5:30pm - 10/31/21 11:59pm

Vermont Center of Photography 22 High Street #205 Brattleboro Vermont, Brattleboro

Aug
6
2021
– THRU –
Nov
5
2021

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

A solo exhibition of atmospheric watercolors that blend figuration and abstraction to convey the peaceful enjoyment and contemplation of the natural world and the different sensorial qualities of energy such as sound, the flowing and crashing of water, air and heat.
Exhibition Opening 5pm Friday, August 6th. Open during events and by Appointment.

Erika Somogyi's compositions include portions of the female figure set within interlacing patterns. Young women appear in various actions in nature--reading in a garden, bird watching, listening to the sound of an emptied conch, and peering through the openings in a latticework fence. Dragonflies, butterflies, and species of flowers (poppies, daffodils, roses, and forsythia) are inspired by photographs Somogyi takes in Brooklyn of her flower garden, her childrens' excitement of viewing insects through a magnifying glass, and the unexpected appearance of wildlife in New York during the pandemic. Other elements capture memories of family camping trips at the seaside, lighting candles by a fire, playing cards, or cooling off with a handmade paper fan. Rectangular playing cards spiral like the roundness of a shell, and cascade like waterfalls. The peaceful enjoyment of the natural world, contemplation, spirituality, and calm, lend a feel of relaxation to each scene.

Somogyi uses a layered approach to creating her compositions. Starting with an under drawing, she chooses a particular set of colors to wash over the surface of the paper that she then joins with abstract patterns comprised of repeated lines and waves. From this imagery, Somogyi defines the figurative aspects of her work with paint--flowers, cards, hands, and the faces of her subjects. At times her linear patterns bend into the outline of a woman's face in profile, reverberating in space. Other times her repeated waves suggest a gaze into an endless sea, the sensorial qualities of flowing and crashing water, and different forms of energy such as air, sound, and heat.

Artist Bio:
Erika Somogyi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in New City, New York in 1977 and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Her solo and two-artist exhibitions include 'Erika Somogyi: Reawakening,' Kristen Lorello, New York, NY, 'Violet Dawn Love Song,' Monya Rowe, New York, NY, 'Alix Smith / Erika Somogyi,' Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, and 'Nature's Rituals and Mistaken Identities,' Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Essex Flowers, New York, NY, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY, Griffith Moon, Santa Monica, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA, among other venues.

8/6/21 5:00pm - 11/5/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro

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

New Artists and New Work

New Artists and New Work

August 26 - September 26: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts will feature work by new artists Gay Malin, sculptor, and Cameron Schmitz, painter. Also on view are 2 Wolf Kahn prints,
new paintings by Jim Urbaska, sculpture by Tim Segar, prints by Susan Osgood and Emily Mason, and assemblages by Maine artist Lauren Pollaro. (Image: Wolf Kahn, House among Trees, 1997, A/P 21/25, collagraph and drypoint)

8/26/21 11:00am - 9/26/21 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Sep
3
2021
– THRU –
Oct
31
2021

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand
Re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography. September 3 – Oct 31, 2021
22 High Street #205 (enter on Green street)
Brattleboro Vermont

Opening reception: Sept 3, 5-8pm (in person)
Artist Talk: Sept 15, 2021 5:30 (in person)

Statement:
Now is Always was begun during the Great Depression when Vaune Trachtman’s father, Joseph Harold Trachtman (1914-1971), shot a few rolls of film near his father’s drugstore in Center City, Philadelphia. Nearly 90 years later, her sister found the negatives and gave them to Trachtman. Working from her father’s original negatives, she combined the people from his neighborhood with her own images, many of which were shot from windows and moving vehicles. Now is Always is their collaboration across time.

There is a personal aspect to Now is Always, but Trachtman wants the work to be more expansive than a dialogue between the father she didn’t know and the daughter he knew only as a child. In Now is Always, Trachtman wants to create a feeling of collapsed-yet-expanded time.

Bio:
Vaune Trachtman is a photographer and printmaker whose work honors the methods and tones of historic processes, but without the toxic chemicals. Formerly a master printer of silver gelatin prints and asphaltum-based photogravures, she began to feel that her immune-system was being compromised by those processes. She now makes gravures with little more than light and water. Her images explore the evanescence of dreams and memory— a “fleeting, wondrous, sacred habitation” (Collier Brown, Od Review).

Vaune was born in Philadelphia and attended the Tyler School of Art and Marlboro College. She received her M.A. from New York University and The International Center for Photography. She worked in the imaging department of TIME Inc. for many years. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Now is Always is presented by the Vermont Center of Photography and has additional support from the Vermont Arts Council, NEA and the Tusen Takk Foundation. This series was started while in residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Image info:
Reverie 2021
From the NOW IS ALWAYS series.
Photopolymer gravure with surface roll.
28” X 34” / Edition of 6

9/3/21 5:30pm - 10/31/21 11:59pm

Vermont Center of Photography 22 High Street #205 Brattleboro Vermont, Brattleboro

Aug
6
2021
– THRU –
Nov
5
2021

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

A solo exhibition of atmospheric watercolors that blend figuration and abstraction to convey the peaceful enjoyment and contemplation of the natural world and the different sensorial qualities of energy such as sound, the flowing and crashing of water, air and heat.
Exhibition Opening 5pm Friday, August 6th. Open during events and by Appointment.

Erika Somogyi's compositions include portions of the female figure set within interlacing patterns. Young women appear in various actions in nature--reading in a garden, bird watching, listening to the sound of an emptied conch, and peering through the openings in a latticework fence. Dragonflies, butterflies, and species of flowers (poppies, daffodils, roses, and forsythia) are inspired by photographs Somogyi takes in Brooklyn of her flower garden, her childrens' excitement of viewing insects through a magnifying glass, and the unexpected appearance of wildlife in New York during the pandemic. Other elements capture memories of family camping trips at the seaside, lighting candles by a fire, playing cards, or cooling off with a handmade paper fan. Rectangular playing cards spiral like the roundness of a shell, and cascade like waterfalls. The peaceful enjoyment of the natural world, contemplation, spirituality, and calm, lend a feel of relaxation to each scene.

Somogyi uses a layered approach to creating her compositions. Starting with an under drawing, she chooses a particular set of colors to wash over the surface of the paper that she then joins with abstract patterns comprised of repeated lines and waves. From this imagery, Somogyi defines the figurative aspects of her work with paint--flowers, cards, hands, and the faces of her subjects. At times her linear patterns bend into the outline of a woman's face in profile, reverberating in space. Other times her repeated waves suggest a gaze into an endless sea, the sensorial qualities of flowing and crashing water, and different forms of energy such as air, sound, and heat.

Artist Bio:
Erika Somogyi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in New City, New York in 1977 and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Her solo and two-artist exhibitions include 'Erika Somogyi: Reawakening,' Kristen Lorello, New York, NY, 'Violet Dawn Love Song,' Monya Rowe, New York, NY, 'Alix Smith / Erika Somogyi,' Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, and 'Nature's Rituals and Mistaken Identities,' Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Essex Flowers, New York, NY, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY, Griffith Moon, Santa Monica, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA, among other venues.

8/6/21 5:00pm - 11/5/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro

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

New Artists and New Work

New Artists and New Work

August 26 - September 26: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts will feature work by new artists Gay Malin, sculptor, and Cameron Schmitz, painter. Also on view are 2 Wolf Kahn prints,
new paintings by Jim Urbaska, sculpture by Tim Segar, prints by Susan Osgood and Emily Mason, and assemblages by Maine artist Lauren Pollaro. (Image: Wolf Kahn, House among Trees, 1997, A/P 21/25, collagraph and drypoint)

8/26/21 11:00am - 9/26/21 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro