Arts Calendar: Lecture in Statewide
Artist Talk by Pamela Wilson
Sat., May 18
Studio Place Arts Classroom
Pamela will be discussing her newest body of ceramic pieces, which includes vessels fired with wood for four days in an anagama-style wood kiln, designed by master kiln-builder, John Baymore.
Pamela Wilson is a ceramicist and fiber artist working out of Barre's historic downtown. She has been making pots for over 25 years, utilizing both contemporary electric and historic atmospheric firing methods in the Vermont studio craft tradition. Her work includes functional tableware, decorative vessels and performance/community events based handwork, material culture and fine craft traditions.
5/18/19 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Studio Place Arts, Barre
Please join as David Rohn shares insights, histories and tall tales about a long and art-filled career. "A David Rohn watercolor painting shifts our sensibitlities to where ordinary becomes elegant. We move through space in a new way. That's what art does, and Rohn leads us to that place."
5/18/19 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
“In a world full of spiritual seekers, Megan Griswold is an undisputed All-Star.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert - #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Eat Pray Love
THE BOOK OF HELP is the story of one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind: 15,000 hours, four decades, six continents, and 290 trial remedies. n THE BOOK OF HELP: A Memoir in Remedies (Rodale Books; $26.99; On-sale: January 22, 2019) Megan reports from the fringe, the alternative, from the backcountry to the front, in stories that trace her lifelong attempt to become a more loving, more awake, more durable person in an increasingly complex world.
Megan was born into a family who enthusiastically embraced the offerings of New Age California culture––at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by twelve she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly- wedded husband calls in the middle of the night to say he’s landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates, degrees and licenses had not been the finish line she’d once imagined them to be, but instead the preliminary training for what would prove to be the wildest, most growth-insisting journey of her life. She encounters psychics, therapists, and tarot clairvoyants; camps everywhere from the deserts of Burning Man to remote encampments of the Chilean military; travels from interviews with Maasai schoolkids in Kenya to peak climbs in Wyoming. While some of her healing techniques borderline the extreme—she does a 21 day water fast, tries Ayahuasca, and becomes a doula to name a few—Megan acts as her own experimental guinea pig, fearlessly plunging into the world of alternative medicine as she endeavors to figure out what it means to be fully alive and have successful relationships.
Often hilarious and, at times, heartbreaking, THE BOOK OF HELP is an expedition through existential curiosity. Megan’s adventures offer a beacon for readers’ own paths as they too grapple with what it means to be a loving human in the world. By leading readers through layers of spiritual and holistic experiments and lesser understood methods of wellness, they feel equipped to embark on their own journey, and Megan, an ally to a reader’s unfolding. The memoir, while entertaining, offers serious insight into a niche spectrum of non-traditional healing and her memoir is a deep dive into this sphere—showing us what it taught her, and how we may make more intelligent use of these resources.
Presented in collaboration with the Yankee Book Store.
5/18/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Artistree community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Elizabeth Billings is a collaborative maker and ikat weaver who loves, and creates, public art. She describes her installations as “an investigation of wonder.” She lives and works in Tunbridge.
Frank Woods is primarily a painter. His landscapes and Kimono paintings are closely linked in their shared exploration of line, tone, texture and composition. “For me, drawing is the foundation upon which all of this rests.” Frank lives in Montpelier.
Elizabeth Fram is a multi-disciplinary artist, relying heavily upon her drawing practice to inform her textiles. “I apply the formal principles of line, form, and color, in tandem with the textural qualities inherent in textiles to explore image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities it contributes to elevate the other.” Elizabeth lives in Waterbury.
4/18/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 7:00pm
Highland Center for the Arts Gallery, Greensboro