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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2017 in Central Vermont

Sunday, October 8, 2017

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Oct
8
2017

Bear-A-Palooza

Bear-A-Palooza Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

It’s a Bear-A-Palooza at the Henry Sheldon Museum on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 pm. Bring everyone to a free family afternoon full of bear-related activities. Tour the Sheldon’s exhibit Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale featuring art and books by 20 Vermont children’s book illustrators/authors. Have your picture taken with your favorite bear in a special photo station. Enjoy a story in the read-aloud corner – artist and author Ashley Wolff will be on hand to read from some of her books. Make a bear puppet, create an original print and illustrate your own bear story. Count the bears in the jar for a prize. Remember, bring your favorite bear! The Sheldon Museum is located at One Park Street, Middlebury. For more information on the event or exhibit, visit www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org or call the Sheldon at 802-388-2117.

Time: 10/8/17 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, 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
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