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Arts Calendar: Visual Arts in Statewide

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Oct
18
2019

Artist & Curator’s Talk: Rock Solid

Artist & Curator’s Talk: Rock Solid

Artist & Curator’s Talk: Rock Solid
Fri., Oct. 18
3:30-4:30PM
At Studio Place Arts
SPA resident artist Anne Sarcka will discuss her paintings of local quarries in the Rock Solid XIX show and provide further discussion about her process in her studio upstairs. Executive Director Sue Higby will briefly discuss the annual stone show. Hot cider served.
Studio Place Arts: 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT 05641. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

10/18/19 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Aug
17
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Opening Reception: August 17 from 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition on view: August 17-October 20, 2019
Guest Curator: Ric Kasini Kadour

Monoprints of yarn balls, lush fantastical landscapes, and deep, colorful abstracts: These are just some of the art viewers will encounter in this exhibition. But far from being a simple exhibition of Vermont art or Vermont artists, curator Ric Kasini Kadour invites the viewer to consider art from a regionalist perspective and how doing so impacts the viewer’s experience of art. Using the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s permanent collection as a point of departure, this exhibition will be an opportunity to consider contemporary American regionalism and the role art plays in society. A series of talks and a printed catalog will further elaborate on these themes.

Featured artists: Carol MacDonald, David Brewster, Denis Versweyveld, Dianne Schullenberger, Gabriel Tempesta, Galen Cheney, James Secor, JoAnne Carson, Judith Rey, Wendy Copp and Wylie Garcia.

Image: Wendy Copp, Ancestor

8/17/19 10:00am - 10/20/19 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jul
14
2019
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Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

Sep
13
2019
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Oct
27
2019

Dianne Shullenberger's Outdoor Influences

Dianne Shullenberger's Outdoor Influences

Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Saturday, September 14, at 5-7pm.
Diane Shullenberger’s fabric collages, drawings and sculpture are testament to her rich experience in, and love of, the natural world. Whether with fabric and thread, colored pencil, or grasses, twigs and bark, she meticulously captures the essence of the outdoors with infinite shades of rich color and defining textures. Her work transports you to the woods, the river and the shore to experience the beauty she finds there.

9/13/19 12:00pm - 10/27/19 8:00pm

THE GALLERY at Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Sep
2
2019
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Oct
30
2019

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Paintings by Marina Epstein will be on display at the Capital Region Visitors Center for September and October. There will be three egg tempera paintings on panels depicting life in the Vermont forest combined with exotic tropical elements of the Yucatan in Mexico.

9/2/19 6:00am - 10/30/19 5:00pm

Capital Region Visitors Center Montpelier, Montpelier

May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Sep
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Hannah Morris: Waiting to Happen

Hannah Morris: Waiting to Happen

Northern Daughters is excited to announce “Waiting to Happen” a solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Morris. This body of work features ten new pieces created with Morris' signature combination of collage and gouache paint. Morris fabricates visual stories and scenes by arranging, refashioning, and building upon found images.

When describing the show Morris explained, “These pieces, created over the past half year, are emblematic of my pursuit to piece together new narratives from old images. Using figures, objects and scenes in a collage base layer comprised of bits and pieces from vintage magazines and paper detritus. I use paint to add to or remove from the visual story. At the heart of it, I want to create spaces by removing the excess from a prescribed space, animating seemingly still figures and objects, and make real what seems to be unbelievable.”

Morris studied art, writing, and documentary studies at Bates College and then found her way to the Western Cape of South Africa through the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship program. She holds a Master of Philosophy in Visual Arts with a concentration in Narrative Illustration. Morris illustrated and designed an award-winning picture book that was published in Cape Town, and has attended several artist residencies in Brazil, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Her work has been shown in group shows in New York City, Cape Town, and throughout Central Vermont.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from September 1st through October 31st with an opening reception on Friday, September 13th from 5-8pm.

For further information please contact info@northerndaughters.com or (802) 877-2173

9/1/19 10:00am - 10/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Sep
5
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Scott André Campbell | "Distribution"

Scott André Campbell | "Distribution"

Join us on Thursday, September 5th from 6-8pm for an opening reception celebrating local artist Scott André Campbell's most recent body of work!

For Campbell, geometric abstraction is the architectural framework through which he decisively creates order from chaos. Ardently taking ownership of all individual visual marks, Campbell digitally creates original graphic components that he integrates into collaged surfaces through a series of physical actions, including printing, silkscreening, and stenciling. Hand-drawn graphite structures build a scaffolding for vibrating layers of color, line, and form, challenging the two-dimensional reality of his chosen mediums.

"Distribution" is on view at Soapbox Arts through October 31st, 2019.

9/5/19 11:00am - 10/31/19 5:00pm

Soapbox Arts, Burlington

Sep
6
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Three artists (Liz Hawkes deNiord, Richard Heller, and Rachel Portesi) with divergent expressions convene to compliment and explore underlying realities in their art in an exhibition at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery. Two painters and a wet plate collodion print photographer challenge the viewer to engage with the works, discovering connected meaning beyond what is seen. All three artists work to create a conduit for inspired expression. The opening reception will take place Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. during Art Walk.

9/6/19 8:30am - 10/31/19 4:30pm

136 State Street, Montpelier

Sep
18
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

We wander in gardens, foster habitats, explore ecosystems. Life buzzes, entwines, fosters, interacts—one species to another and another and another. Birds and insects and plants thrive together.

How can art explore, examine, and express pollination—metaphorical and otherwise? Experience how Vermont artists and photographers approach and imagine this essential process. Show runs through October.

Included with Museum Admission
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow road
Huntington, Vermont 05462


Image: detail of bas-relief carving "Honeybees and Black-eyes Susans" by BJ Gray

Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington

Sep
3
2019
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Nov
1
2019

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to November 1st, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.

Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. In her current work, she uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting. They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, a sense of time, and an accidental quality, which is beautiful and compelling.

Cheney’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and China, and recent recognition includes a grant from Mass MoCA, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in Painting.

Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. While painting, O’Brien refers to photographs she has taken that document her daily environment and travels. She works to recall the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of the light, the temperature and mood of the day, and then paints accordingly. Time elapses between the moment the photograph is taken and the making of a painting, to create gaps in memory that allow her to improvise with color and marks.

O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including recent solo exhibition at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.

9/3/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Oct
1
2019
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Nov
1
2019

Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media.

Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us

10/1/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
Installations made from tautly strung thread and string that explore scale differences in small and large configurations. Tuyen is the recipient of the 2018-19 SPA Studio Residency Program. On display in the 2nd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Humanity – No Fear of the Other and the Good Life
Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
On display in the 3rd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Oct
4
2019
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Nov
3
2019

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

This 20th annual ICE exhibit features 76 artists from around the globe, the U.S. and Canada. The show is a visual feast, chock full of compelling imagery skillfully crafted with found papers, ephemera and objects, painting, drawing and digital pictures. The artists explore the surreal, the sublime, the humorous, the nostalgic and cerebral and several artists have written their personal stories on the back of their collage. These stories add perspective, emotion and understanding to their artwork. Running in tandem to ICE is the Vermont Feministe Exhibit featuring collages by Heidi Smith, Jane Davies, Nina DuBois and Athena Tasiopolis. Each artist offers a unique take on the female experience, their visceral, emotional, psychological and spiritual observations, occurrences and memories are explored and revealed through the language of collage. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm in conjunction with PLATFORM VT! ART, FASHION, LIVE MEDIA PERFORMANCE.

10/4/19 7:00pm - 11/3/19 7:00pm

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill 145 East Main Street, Poultney

Sep
20
2019
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Nov
9
2019

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Greek artist Vasilis Zografos’ new body of paintings reveals the medium’s enduring relevance in today’s digital image culture by examining the tension between memorialization and design, commemoration and utility, reflection and affordance, in a series of oils on paper that draw upon an archaeological rather than a Modernist tradition.

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
20
2019
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Nov
9
2019

Unbroken Current

Unbroken Current

The work in Unbroken Current investigates cultural and personal identity, social justice, and history through the lens of photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Artists include: Mildred Beltre, Sanford Biggers, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rashid Johnson, Harlan Mack, and Carrie Mae Weems. See website for details and events: helenday.com

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
25
2019
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Nov
22
2019

Mountain Air Exhibition

Mountain Air Exhibition

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center features a group exhibition in celebration of the mountain landscape for the Fall Season. The exhibition opens in collaboration with Stowe Mountain Film Festival, presented by Acabay, in partnership with the VT Ski & Snowboard Museum, on October 25th and October 26th. The collection includes painting, sculpture and photography. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of Vermont artists: Arista Alanis, Mary Brevda, Rory Jackson, Joseph Salerno and Homer Wells.
There will be an exhibition reception on Friday, October 26th from 5:00 - 6:30pm, on the opening night of Stowe Mountain Film Festival.

Artists are responding to physicality of mountains, from our local Green Mountain ridgelines to the awe-inspiring mountains of Patagonia. Working in varied mediums, the pieces capture essence of the landscape - often emotional, spiritual and studied.

Painter Rory Jackson divides his time between the coastal region of Cape Three Points in Ghana and Lincoln Gap, Vermont. Of his oils in the exhibit on both linen and canvas, He writes:

As a Vermonter, the Mountain air has a sensory effect like none other, it is home. It is the clean breath that sweeps through the lungs of the hillside. It carries in it all the pollen and scents of the flowering, sprouting and decaying plants, and still maintains always to remain fresh In constancy the Mountains evoke an awe in their bold presence and unconquerable royalty, as the air sings of that awe as it moves in their midst. - Rory Jackson

Both Ridgeline Series and Woods Edge Series by plein air painter Joseph Salerno are featured in the exhibition - presented as a horizontal vista of both intricate relationships of form and abstracted tones of light and dark, all celebrating favorite tree line settings near his home studio in Johnson, Vermont. Arista Alanis’ vibrant expressionistic paintings move back and forth between figurative landscape and abstraction. Of her oils and mixed media paintings, the artist explains, “The artwork is not about specific places, but about significant moments that ignite a feeling of being alive in the space.”

Partners in life, travel and art from Vermont to Patagonia, Mary Brevda (photographer) and Homer Wells (sculptor, painter, inventor), capture the landscape in complimentary ways with dynamic perspectives, dramatic lighting, and etched aluminum pieces. Both artists are largely self-taught and always experimenting.

For further information on the Mountain Air group exhibitions, please call the gallery at 802-760-4634, email Kelly Holt (kholt@sprucepeakarts.com), or visit SprucePeakArts.com.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, and one hour prior to performances and events

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Sep
27
2019
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Nov
23
2019

Uncharted

Uncharted

Join us at The Garage Cultural Center for an exhibit of artwork by Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller. After a lifetime investigating, Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller are each in own their unique way, leaping off the mountain of experience to UnCharted waters. Challenging materials, subject matter and presentation. Deep breath - Jump!

Exhibit runs through November 22, 2019

Opening Reception September 27, 2019 from 4-7pm

9/27/19 4:00pm - 11/23/19 5:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Oct
4
2019
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Nov
30
2019

Show 35

Show 35

The Front presents SHOW 35, running October 4 through November 30. Join us for the opening reception on October 4, 4-8 pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! The gallery is open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com.

Image: BAND, 2019 by Kate Burnim

10/4/19 4:00pm - 11/30/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Oct
4
2019
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Dec
1
2019

"Textures" A Group Art Show

"Textures" A Group Art Show

The Beyond Gallery presents, "Textures" A Group Art Show featuring 19 artists.
Gallery Hours:
Friday 4PM-8PM
Saturday 10AM - 8PM
Sunday 12PM-4PM

10/4/19 4:00pm - 12/1/19 4:00pm

437 Main St., Bennington

Sep
3
2019
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Dec
8
2019

MuseumLab

MuseumLab

For this experiment in interdisciplinary learning, professors from across Middlebury’s curriculum have selected a diverse array of pieces from the museum’s collection. Visitors are invited to observe the reactions sparked when our “teaching laboratory” displays art supporting courses in religion, neuroscience, gender studies, political science, environmental studies, art history, biochemistry, and more.

9/3/19 10:00am - 12/8/19 5:00pm

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury

Sep
28
2019
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Dec
20
2019

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Wind swept skies and rocky shores, light dappled woods and shimmering water – Kate Emlen’s paintings explore the power and mystery of the natural world. Imagery shifts between disintegration and integration through the use of light and shadow, color and form. Emlen’s small gouaches on paper and large oil paintings on panel and linen are included in the exhibition.

9/28/19 5:00pm - 12/20/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton