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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts in Southern Vermont

Friday, February 1, 2019
Feb
1
2019

Northern Stage Artists' Reception

Northern Stage Artists' Reception
Description:

Northern Stage’s Lobby Artists Program offers an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit visual arts in two Barrette Center for the Arts’ lobby areas: The Roesch Family Lobby and The Upper Lobby. Lobby art rotates on a regular basis and is selected to contextualize the onstage work at the Barrette Center for the Arts. This may manifest as a metaphorical reflection of the themes of the season or a more literal representation of the particular shows or ideas. We hope this program is a gift to our community, allowing visual artists’ work to be viewed by our patrons, while providing those patrons with another cultural touchpoint that is relevant to the work onstage. Featured artist: Olivia Janna.

Time: 2/1/19 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Jan
7
2019
– THRU –
Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

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.

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.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
5
2019
– THRU –
Feb
23
2019

Drawing Class

Drawing Class
Description:

Drawing Studio Workshop
Learn To Draw – Improve Your Drawing
Saturdays, January 5 – February 23, 2019 9am to noon
Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont

This class will teach you to draw, if you don’t know how or help improve your drawing if you do. We’ll focus on fundamental techniques and methods, helping you develop solid skills that will work for any subject, any medium.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to draw or to improve their drawing. Suitable for all levels of skill.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

We’ll spend the first 4 weeks working with pencil on paper. Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

In the second half of the class, we’ll introduce other black & white media – charcoal, pen, white “charcoal” and toned papers. And we’ll introduce more complex and complicated subjects.

At the end of eight weeks, you will have learned fundamental methods and techniques – along with the ability to observe – that will help you draw any subject

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: Taraden Media Barn, North Bennington
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Jan
5
2019
– THRU –
Feb
23
2019

Drawing Class

Drawing Class
Description:

Drawing Studio Workshop
Learn To Draw – Improve Your Drawing
Saturdays, January 5 – February 23, 2019 9am to noon
Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont

This class will teach you to draw, if you don’t know how or help improve your drawing if you do. We’ll focus on fundamental techniques and methods, helping you develop solid skills that will work for any subject, any medium.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to draw or to improve their drawing. Suitable for all levels of skill.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

We’ll spend the first 4 weeks working with pencil on paper. Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

In the second half of the class, we’ll introduce other black & white media – charcoal, pen, white “charcoal” and toned papers. And we’ll introduce more complex and complicated subjects.

At the end of eight weeks, you will have learned fundamental methods and techniques – along with the ability to observe – that will help you draw any subject

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: Taraden Media Barn, North Bennington
Jan
5
2019
– THRU –
Feb
23
2019

Learn To Draw Class

Learn To Draw Class
Description:

What better winter indoor activity than drawing! Despite what you think, anyone can learn to draw. This class will teach how, if you don’t know already, or help improve your drawing if you do.

Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

Join us to help pass the winter and learn a new skill!

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: 183 Park Street, North Bennington
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Jan
19
2019
– THRU –
Mar
16
2019

Life Drawing Studio Session

Life Drawing Studio Session
Description:

Life Drawing Studio Session with Charles Norris-Brown
Saturdays: January 19, February 16, March 16
9 am - 12 pm
$40 if registering in advance for all 3 classes
$15 if registering in advance for 1 class
$20 if paying the day of session

This studio session is for artists at all levels who want to practice their skills drawing from live models. While there is no formal instruction, session sharing is encouraged and an instructor is available for some instruction. Different materials will be available for different evenings for those wishing to experiment (examples include Conte crayons, paint sticks, pastels, brush and ink, etc.) Experienced artists and beginners will all feel at home.

Time: 1/19/19 9:00am - 3/16/19 12:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Monday, February 4, 2019
Jan
7
2019
– THRU –
Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

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.

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.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Jan
7
2019
– THRU –
Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

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.

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.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Jan
7
2019
– THRU –
Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

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.

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.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Jan
7
2019
– THRU –
Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

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.

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.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
5
2019
– THRU –
Feb
23
2019

Drawing Class

Drawing Class
Description:

Drawing Studio Workshop
Learn To Draw – Improve Your Drawing
Saturdays, January 5 – February 23, 2019 9am to noon
Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont

This class will teach you to draw, if you don’t know how or help improve your drawing if you do. We’ll focus on fundamental techniques and methods, helping you develop solid skills that will work for any subject, any medium.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to draw or to improve their drawing. Suitable for all levels of skill.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

We’ll spend the first 4 weeks working with pencil on paper. Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

In the second half of the class, we’ll introduce other black & white media – charcoal, pen, white “charcoal” and toned papers. And we’ll introduce more complex and complicated subjects.

At the end of eight weeks, you will have learned fundamental methods and techniques – along with the ability to observe – that will help you draw any subject

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: Taraden Media Barn, North Bennington
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Friday, February 8, 2019
Jan
7
2019
– THRU –
Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

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.

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.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
5
2019
– THRU –
Feb
23
2019

Drawing Class

Drawing Class
Description:

Drawing Studio Workshop
Learn To Draw – Improve Your Drawing
Saturdays, January 5 – February 23, 2019 9am to noon
Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont

This class will teach you to draw, if you don’t know how or help improve your drawing if you do. We’ll focus on fundamental techniques and methods, helping you develop solid skills that will work for any subject, any medium.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to draw or to improve their drawing. Suitable for all levels of skill.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

We’ll spend the first 4 weeks working with pencil on paper. Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

In the second half of the class, we’ll introduce other black & white media – charcoal, pen, white “charcoal” and toned papers. And we’ll introduce more complex and complicated subjects.

At the end of eight weeks, you will have learned fundamental methods and techniques – along with the ability to observe – that will help you draw any subject

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: Taraden Media Barn, North Bennington
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Jan
5
2019
– THRU –
Feb
23
2019

Drawing Class

Drawing Class
Description:

Drawing Studio Workshop
Learn To Draw – Improve Your Drawing
Saturdays, January 5 – February 23, 2019 9am to noon
Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont

This class will teach you to draw, if you don’t know how or help improve your drawing if you do. We’ll focus on fundamental techniques and methods, helping you develop solid skills that will work for any subject, any medium.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to draw or to improve their drawing. Suitable for all levels of skill.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

We’ll spend the first 4 weeks working with pencil on paper. Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

In the second half of the class, we’ll introduce other black & white media – charcoal, pen, white “charcoal” and toned papers. And we’ll introduce more complex and complicated subjects.

At the end of eight weeks, you will have learned fundamental methods and techniques – along with the ability to observe – that will help you draw any subject

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: Taraden Media Barn, North Bennington
Jan
5
2019
– THRU –
Feb
23
2019

Learn To Draw Class

Learn To Draw Class
Description:

What better winter indoor activity than drawing! Despite what you think, anyone can learn to draw. This class will teach how, if you don’t know already, or help improve your drawing if you do.

Using fundamental methods, we’ll learn how to get our subjects on paper in correct proportion, scale and with correct spatial relationships. Gradually we’ll add shading techniques to show light, shade, shadow and form. In the process, you’ll learn the most important skill of all – the ability to really see your subject.

Join us to help pass the winter and learn a new skill!

Time: 1/5/19 9:00am - 2/23/19 12:00pm
Location: 183 Park Street, North Bennington
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro
Jan
19
2019
– THRU –
Mar
16
2019

Life Drawing Studio Session

Life Drawing Studio Session
Description:

Life Drawing Studio Session with Charles Norris-Brown
Saturdays: January 19, February 16, March 16
9 am - 12 pm
$40 if registering in advance for all 3 classes
$15 if registering in advance for 1 class
$20 if paying the day of session

This studio session is for artists at all levels who want to practice their skills drawing from live models. While there is no formal instruction, session sharing is encouraged and an instructor is available for some instruction. Different materials will be available for different evenings for those wishing to experiment (examples include Conte crayons, paint sticks, pastels, brush and ink, etc.) Experienced artists and beginners will all feel at home.

Time: 1/19/19 9:00am - 3/16/19 12:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Jan
12
2019
– THRU –
Feb
24
2019

Winter Group 2019

Winter Group 2019
Description:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.
Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop. Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings as part of a larger distorted narrative, whereas Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Gregg’s stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse. We thrill to a feeling of experiencing color for the first time as Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, a secret place we all imagine we’ve visited, where night and day share a delicate balance.
New to MGFA is artist Pat Gerkin, whose richly patterned and textured encaustic and mixed-media sculptures and paintings suggest topographical or bioglogical themes.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5

Time: 1/12/19 5:00pm - 2/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, Brattleboro