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Arts Calendar: Lecture

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
May
29
2018

Andrew Wyeth’s World

Andrew Wyeth’s World
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Katie Wood Kirchhoff, associate curator at Shelburne Museum, to talk about artist Andrew Wyeth. We will explore twelve paintings by Andrew Wyeth selected for the United States Postal Service’s 2017 Forever Stamp series to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the painter’s birth. These iconic scenes from Pennsylvania and Maine include favorites like Wind from the Sea (1947), Christina’s World (1948) and Shelburne Museum’s Soaring (1942-50). Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 5/29/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, Manchester
May
29
2018

Presentation on The Bardic Book of Becoming

Presentation on The Bardic Book of Becoming
Description:

Join Fearn Lickfield as she presents The Bardic Book of Becoming, by Ivan McBeth; a warm, user-friendly and eclectic introduction to modern Druidry that invites you to take the first steps into the realm of magic and mystery. This book was written during the last year of Ivan’s life. Fearn will offer a presentation titled A Druid’s Legacy in which she will share some of Ivan’s gifts from his exceptional life and wisdom. Fearn Lickfield is the director of the Green Mountain Druid School and founder of Guardians of the Sacred Earth.

Time: 5/29/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Essex (2 Carmichael St), Essex
Thursday, May 31, 2018
May
31
2018

Artist Talk: Richard Klein

Artist Talk: Richard Klein
Description:

In connection with the exhibit Bottle in the River, on view in the East Gallery through June 17, artist Richard Klein discusses his work.

Klein is an artist, curator, and writer. As an artist, he has exhibited widely, including the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Portland (Ore.) Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Tufts University Art Gallery. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and the State of Connecticut Artists Collection. Since 1999 he has been exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn. In his sixteen year career as a curator of contemporary art he has organized over 80 exhibitions, including solo shows of the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Janine Antoni, Sol LeWitt, Mark Dion, Tom Sachs, and Elana Herzog. Major curatorial projects at The Aldrich have included Fred Wilson: Black Like Me (2006), Elizabeth Peyton: Portrait of an Artist (2008) and Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS. (2011). His essays on art and culture have appeared in Cabinet Magazine and have been included in books published by Hatje Cantz, Damiani, Picturebox, and the University of Chicago Press, among others.

This event is presented in connection with The Confluence Project, an experiment in creative placemaking organized by Vermont Performance Lab and Windham Regional Commission.

Time: 5/31/18 7:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Jun
6
2018

The Known World and the Literary Character

The Known World and the Literary Character
Description:

Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program. (Books for loan available at library front desk prior to talk.)

Time: 6/6/18 7:00pm
Location: Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Jun
7
2018

Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, Future of Written Word

Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, Future of Written Word
Description:

Presentation at Studio Place Arts by Tim Brookes
Thurs., June 7 from 7-8PM

What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question by looking at a range of forms of writing from all over the world that are in danger of extinction.

While at Studio Place Arts, enjoy 3 art exhibits, including "Tell Me," an exhibit that explores language and communication.

This talk is presented in collaboration with the Vermont Humanities Council.

Time: 6/7/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Jun
17
2018

Artist Talk: Steve Gerberich

Artist Talk: Steve Gerberich
Description:

Artist Steve Gerberich gives a guided, hands-on tour of his exhibit, Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys, on view in the Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery through October 8.

From a pack rat’s treasure trove of motors, toys, and other bric-a-brac, Steve Gerberich builds some of the most entertaining contraptions you’ve ever seen. An alchemist of odds and ends, he’s always searching for possibilities: a plastic dinosaur for this, a lampshade for that. He spins them all together in an elaborate call and response; call it a dialogue between mechanical memories and active imagination. A self-proclaimed lover of hand tools or any useful invention without a power cord, Gerberich turns discarded labor-saving devices into a wealth of fantastical sculptures. It’s ironic that the tasks now assigned to these items are labor intensive and complex. Push a button or spin a crank and these marvels come alive: buzzing, whirring, squeaking, humming, clanking, chugging, flashing, and blinking. From the Kettle Head Choir to the Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys collection, this is analog work for the digital age.

ADMISSION: Free with regular museum admission

Time: 6/17/18 2:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Jun
28
2018

A Fresh Look at ‘Our Town’

A Fresh Look at ‘Our Town’
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Paula Mann of Green Mountain College to talk about Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’. Wilder said he wrote the play “out of a deep admiration for those little white towns in the hills and from a deep devotion to the theatre.” Yet, over the years that admiration and devotion to which Wilder referred has often been interpreted as a sweet, overly cloying sentimentality for the good old days and the simple values of small town living. Nothing could be further from the truth of Wilder’s message. In its time the play was a radical example of minimalist expressionism in staging and universal truths in its theme of the life of a village against the life of the universe. In this talk, we’ll discuss Wilder’s background, and the multilayers of his famous, Pulitzer Prize winning play in all its subversive power and heart wrenching wisdom. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 6/28/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, Manchester
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Jul
5
2018

Mozart: Child Prodigy Makes Good

Mozart: Child Prodigy Makes Good
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes composer Erik Neilsen to talk about Mozart. Most of us know the story of the young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. By the time of his death at age 35, he had composed over 600 symphonies, concertos, operas and choral works–despite ongoing financial worries. Come experience samples of Mozart’s work to realize how remarkable (and wonderful!) it is. Prepare to be exhilarated and moved by the power of Mozart’s creativity. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 7/5/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, Manchester
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Sep
30
2018

Curator’s Tour of The Solace of Amnesia With Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe

Curator’s Tour of The Solace of Amnesia With Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe
Description:

Join us for a curator-led walk-through of The Solace of Amnesia with Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe. This group show includes over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture by approximately 25 artists. Recognizing that the planet is in an age of profound environmental transformation, we find ourselves estranged and alienated from the ecosystems in which we evolved. Rockman and Gass Stowe define “The Solace of Amnesia” as a craving to forget as a form of comfort and self-medication. For those interested, this special event will be followed by a docent-led tour of our other exhibitions, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, curated by Eric Fischl and Made in Vermont. Light refreshments will be served.

Time: 9/30/18 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading