Arts Calendar: Lecture in Statewide
In our current exhibit "The Art of the Chop,"
The "chop" is the seal, the embossed stamp usually pressed into the lower left corner of the print, a
symbol of where the piece was printed. Lisa Mackie is a master printer who, working with one artist per session, serves as the consultant for whom artists can rely on to create a print within the most effective technique...and encourage the artist to process and complete a print that mimics, but does not necessarily replicate their artist project. Artists in the show include
Emily Mason, Wolf Kahn, Sol LeWitt, Grace Hartigan, Margo Humphrey.
1/25/20 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Accompanied by recorded and live performances, musician and UVM professor Patricia Julien discusses the interplay between words and music, and the ways in which literature has influenced the process of her music composition. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Goodrich Memorial Library.
Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport
Reuben Jackson, jazz scholar and former host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz, shares some evocative Ellington recordings and discusses Ellington’s love for trains and the role they played in his orchestra’s work in the then-segregated United States. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Rutland Free Library.
Rutland Free Library, Rutland
In conjunction with her retrospective exhibition at Catamount Arts, Dona Ann McAdams sits down with curator John Killacky to discuss her work, and shows her empathetic black-and-white portraits of performing artists, AIDS activists, political protests, people living with schizophrenia, Appalachian farmers, cloistered nuns, and others. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Saint Johnsbury
Rojava, a revolutionary experiment in Kurdish Syria, attempts to create an inclusive democracy safe from ISIS, Turkish incursion, and Syria’s civil war. Smith College professor Ellen W. Kaplan discusses interviewing women, activists, refugees, and fighters from the Rojava region, and transforming their experiences into theater. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Brooks Memorial Library.
Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro
The 1980s comics movement offered an alternative to mainstream superhero comics with works like Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez’s series Love and Rockets. Middlebury professor Enrique Garcia discusses the importance of this series and how its use of irony, parody, and nostalgia play with notions of race, ethnicity, and gender. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Brownell Library in partnership with Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation.
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
University of Vermont professor, Stephanie Glickman, will speak on the topic of love in art. Free and open to the public.
4/9/20 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe