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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2017 in Central Vermont

Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Oct
7
2017

Pre-performance Dinner

Pre-performance Dinner Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Before settling into Robison Hall for an evening of chamber music by the Danish String Quartet, join fellow concertgoers for a delicious, seasonal meal. Meet friends or make new ones at this catered buffet dinner, seated family style. Meal tickets: $35; cash bar. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. 802.443.3168 or go.middlebury.edu/boxoffice

Time: 10/7/17 6:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby, Middlebury
Oct
7
2017

Downtown Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen & Special Guests

Downtown Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen & Special Guests Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Our official season opening event! A night of impassioned blues and soul. Bob Stannard...well, there are no words, just come catch this talent and let his infectious energy and music carry you away. He is backed by a playful and wickedly talented group of musicians and we overjoyed to welcome him back to the Opera House Stage.

Downtown Bob Stannard and those Dangerous Bluesmen certainly know how to put on a show! We still remember the robust audience participation the last time Bob and his merry pile of expert musicians graced the VOH stage in 2015! We suggest getting your tickets early for this one!

Friends, this is going to be an amazing evening of soulful blues, zippy jazz and musical talent that will mesmerize you.

Doors, and cash bar by Bar Antidote, open at 6:30 p.m. General seating. Tickets available at Classic Stitching and online. $15 in advance $20 at the door.

Show sponsors: Mike & Lynn Donnelly, Gaines Insurance, Footes Insurance, Bob and Jenny Florence, and WhistlePig Farm

Season Sponsors: Amanda Bodell & Jeffry Glassberg, Jackman Fuels, Lizbeth & Timothy Ryan, RPM: Restoration Performance Motorcars, Andrew & Jeff Fritz, Susan Schaefer, Vergennes Animal Hospital, H.J. LeBoeuf & Sons Contractors & Builders

Special media support from Hall Communications Radio Group and WIZN.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

BOB STANNARD: Bob Stannard began playing harmonica in 1969 and has since earned a reputation as one of Vermont’s premier Bluesman. Known for his outrageous outfits his performances are always high-energy shows leaving his fans wanting for more.

Bob has performed with some of the greatest Blues players of all time including the King of the Blues; the late BB King, Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond, David “Honey Boy” Edwards, Mark Hummel, Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irions, Jonathan Edward and author, Stephen King. Accomplished Grammy Award-winning pianist, the late David Maxwell, played on two of Stannard’s albums.

His band consists of some of the best Blues musicians in Vermont and together they put out a sound that inspires folks to get off their chairs and dance in the aisle.

Time: 10/7/17 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Oct
7
2017

Edward Arron & Jeewon Park

Edward Arron & Jeewon Park Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Cellist Edward Arron has reaped recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. Praised for her “deeply reflective playing” (Indianapolis Star) and “infectious exuberance” (New York Times), pianist Jeewon Park has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. Collectively, and as soloists or ensemble players, the pair are veteran performers at Spoleto, the Taos Summer Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Caramoor International Music Festival, and the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival.
Reserved seating: Adults $37 advance, $40 day of; students $10
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 10/7/17 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Oct
7
2017

Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the best quartets before the public today,” the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for integrated sound, impeccable intonation, and judicious balance. Their Middlebury debut program includes Bartók’s first quartet, Beethoven’s first Razumovsky quartet, and arrangements of traditional Nordic folk tunes. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. 802.443.3168 or go.middlebury.edu/boxoffice

Time: 10/7/17 8:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, Middlebury
Sep
8
2017
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Oct
8
2017

Refuge - Vermont Artists Respond

Refuge - Vermont Artists Respond Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge with works that evoke home, community, habitat, nature, faith, and sustenance.

Time: 9/8/17 10:00am - 10/8/17 5:00pm
Location: Kent Museum, Calais
Jun
13
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Vermont abounds in accomplished children’s book artists and authors of regional and national reputation.This summer, eighteen are featured in the Sheldon Museum’s exhibit "Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale."

The featured exhibitors vary from artists/authors specializing in works that help children learn the alphabet and numbers, such as Mary Azarian, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, and Ashley Wolff, to those who concentrate on nature and travels, such as Jan Reynolds, Peter Lourie, and Jim Arnosky.

More traditional children’s stories are represented by the New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Harry Bliss, who takes his readers on trips to museums, while Thatcher Hurd introduces his readers to the creative energies of Art Dog, and Janet Hayward Burnham combines poetry with illustrations of dragons and cats. Sarah Dillard relates stories featuring miniature mice and chicks and Tracey Campbell Pearson depicts levitating youngsters and friendly elephants.

John and Jennifer Churchman provide magical photographs and stories of sheep and other farm friends. Jason Chin introduces eager young learners to mysteries of gravity and the wonders of the Galapagos, while Deirdre Gill explores winter dragons and train travel. Angels, animals, and friendship are colorful themes portrayed by Phoebe Stone. Desperate dogs and baby robins frolic through the stories by Eileen Christelow.

Book readings and author presentations are planned during the run of the exhibit.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
Sep
16
2017
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Oct
22
2017

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly is an exhibition in which two women, working with the concept of sacred geometry, elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Time: 9/16/17 12:00pm - 10/22/17 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Oct
6
2017
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Nov
18
2017

Show 21 at The Front

Show 21 at The Front Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

SHOW 21 is the latest group exhibition of the collective gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. n addition, the Front will present work by guest artist Alisa Dworsky whose creative work includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and architecture. In her installation work, Alisa explores how force and rhythm are communicated in the human body and in human built structures. Gallery hours are Friday 5 - 8 PM, Sat 11 AM-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists are also available for sale. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 10/6/17 5:00pm - 11/18/17 8:00pm
Location: The Front, Montpelier
Sep
15
2017
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Dec
10
2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition.

Time: 9/15/17 12:00pm - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury