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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Sep
21
2021

VSC Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Julie Weitz

VSC Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Julie Weitz

Weitz will discuss how her work uses humor and ritual to propose ethically-grounded and intersectional reconsiderations of pressing contemporary issues. In 2017, Weitz created her performative project My Golem, which centers on her embodiment of the mythical creature drawn from Jewish mysticism and Yiddish folklore. A futuristic highly-stylized figure covered with white mud, she was brought to life to respond to contemporary challenges including climate catastrophe, white supremacy, antisemitism, and xenophobia.

Weitz has been featured in Artforum, Art in America, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, BOMB, LA Confidential, Photograph Magazine, Hyperallergic, and on KCRW. Her first solo museum exhibition opened at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, CA) in June 2021. Weitz is a 2020-21 Cultural Trailblazer of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and a Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellow at Yiddishkayt. She has received grants from the California Center for Cultural Innovation, The Banff Centre, Asylum Arts, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. Weitz currently teaches in Los Angeles and is a contributing writer to Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles. She also founded the Instagram account @Jews4BlackLives, which serves as an educational hub for the Jewish activist community in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

9/21/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Sep
23
2021

Artist & Curator Conversation: Erick Johnson and Mara Williams

Artist & Curator Conversation: Erick Johnson and Mara Williams

In this in-person conversation at BMAC, artist Erick Johnson and curator Mara Williams discuss Erick Johnson: Double Take, on view through October 11. Johnson investigates the permeable edge between painting in the studio and photography in the world. This show is an invitation to investigate how the imagination can span mediums, place, and time.


ADMISSION: Free

9/23/21 7:30pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Sep
30
2021

Minor White: Photographer, Teacher, Advocate

Minor White: Photographer, Teacher, Advocate

In this live Zoom presentation, Catherine Barth discusses Minor White and his influence on photography in connection with Sequences: Ode to Minor White.

Barth received her Ph.D. in art history from Emory University in 2021, her M.A. from Emory, and her B.A. from William & Mary. She has held Mellon Graduate Research and Object-Centered Curatorial Fellowships in the Photography Department at the High Museum of Art and a curatorial internship in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Her dissertation, “Frederick Sommer: Photography at the Limits of the Avant-Garde,” received support from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s Davidson Family Fellowship, the Center for Creative Photography’s Kenneth J. Botto Research Fellowship, and Princeton University Art Museum’s Minor White Archive Research Grant. Barth is currently conducting research on Sommer’s reception in the 1970s photographic community.



ADMISSION: Free

9/30/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Oct
6
2021

VSC Writer to Writer: Francisco Cantú and Emilio Carrero

VSC Writer to Writer: Francisco Cantú and Emilio Carrero

VSC presents Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series with writers Francisco Cantú and Emilio Carrero. Francisco Cantú is a writer, translator, and the author of The Line Becomes a River, winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Emilio Carrero is a recent postdoctoral fellow in English from the University of Arizona. His work has been published on Terrain.org, Essay Daily, Guernica, and is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online. This event is free and open to the public.

10/6/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Oct
7
2021

Artist Talk: Delano Dunn

Artist Talk: Delano Dunn

Delano Dunn discusses Novelties, on view through October 11, 2021, in this live Zoom presentation.

Novelties brings together two bodies of work that explore things we hold dear—family, love, comfort, tradition, and connection—and things that threaten to undermine them. In the Paradise series of works on paper, Dunn uses the colorless backgrounds of an instructional manual on painting to explore the banality and insidiousness of stereotypes. Cartoon animals stand in for Black men and women, while white women and children are represented by delicate floral illustrations. The emptiness of the background mirrors the innocuous titles of each piece in the manual, while instructions for color palette and technique indicate an unseen artist who is complicit in the stories being told in each scene.

Roux, named after one of the important bases of Creole cuisine, is a series of chaotic, brightly colored mixed media works exploring family history and culinary tradition. The panels feature various ingredients in gumbo, which holds a special meaning in Dunn’s family. The wallpaper Dunn uses alludes to the nostalgia and comfort provided by the home-cooked gumbo. The rainbow-hued lines running through each piece provide a through current, bringing the disparate elements together like the recipe they are part of. All the while, encroaching marks and images of invaders threaten to obscure sections of each panel, pointing to the struggle to preserve Black domestic histories and traditions.



ADMISSION: Free

10/7/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Oct
9
2021

David Stromeyer: Walk Through the Meadows with the Artist

David Stromeyer: Walk Through the Meadows with the Artist

Last year, Park co-founder David Stromeyer marked his 50th year of making art on Cold Hollow’s land by creating and siting three new sculptures. At this public talk, Stromeyer will introduce us to the triad and discuss how they represent the various forces that drive him to make.

This event is free. Please register on Eventbrite.

About David Stromeyer

For fifty years David Stromeyer has lived the vision that shapes his art and his life. Such a vision is a ruthless taskmaster. There is nothing his art demands that he will not do. He works the steel cold, and mostly alone. Wildly creative yet deliberate and disciplined, he pushes up against the limits of materials, tools, and techniques. Steel, humble element of earth and structural workhorse, in Stromeyer's hands becomes a plastic medium. He plays with perception, showing that steel can appear to be everything you think it is not. Each finished piece embodies the spirit and identity of place and maker. But always the work evolves as technique and imagination reach for the next horizon. Like his art, a paradox of innovation and endurance, Stromeyer has proved himself an American treasure.

10/9/21 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls

Monday, October 18, 2021
Oct
18
2021

VSC Visiting Artist Talk: Jerilea Zempel

VSC Visiting Artist Talk: Jerilea Zempel

VSC presents an artist talk with Jerilea Zempel. A yarn-bomber before there was a word for it, her most recent pubic project, was a crocheted cover for an SUV, made for a Canadian Cultural Capital Festival in Sackville, New Brunswick, and it landed her on the Colbert Report in December, 2008. This car cozy has had an afterlife at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Earth Day, 2010 at the Blue Mountain Lake Museum in 2011 and in Athens, New York in 2012. This event is free and open to the public and takes place on Zoom.

10/18/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson