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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Aug
10
2018

VCFA MFA in Music Composition Concert: Housewarming Project and Sirius Quartet

VCFA MFA in Music Composition Concert: Housewarming Project and Sirius Quartet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

VCFA hosts four different ensembles this summer, premiering pieces written by our MFA in Music Composition students that reflect a widely versatile cross-section of approaches to new music.

This concert features Housewarming Project jazz trio, featuring Jeremy Siskind, piano; vocalist Nancy Harms; and Lucas Pino, bass clarinet; and Sirius Quartet, featuring Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Gregor Huebner, violin; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, cello.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Time: 8/10/18 2:00pm
Location: Chapel, VCFA College Hall, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

VJC's 43nd Summer Workshop Student Concert

VJC's 43nd Summer Workshop Student Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Friday, August 10, 2018

Showcasing students of the Vermont Jazz Center's 42nd annual Summer Workshop perform in professionally coached ensemble, trio, and featured vocalist settings.

Different concerts at 3:30 and 8 pm with break for dinner.

At the idyllic Putney School in Vermont.

$5 donation suggested.

Michael S. Currier Center
Putney School
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, Vermont 05346

www.vtjazz.org
802 254 9088
Ginger Morawski
ginger@vtjazz.org

Time: 8/10/18 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Michael S. Currier Center Putney School 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Brattleboro
Aug
10
2018

Show 27 Opening Reception at The Front

Show 27 Opening Reception at The Front Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, celebrates the opening of SHOW 27 running August 10-September 30, and featuring recent work by the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald providing live music for the evening. The Front is also pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 8/10/18 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Transition: Art Resource Association Exhibit August 4-August 31
A member show of the Art Resource Association. The exhibit consists of Vermont artists work including Michael Badamo, Jozefa Bala, Cora Brooks, Maggie Neale, Linda Hogan, Margaret Pulaski, Emily Sloan, Merry Schmidt, Roger Weingarten and many more. The exhibit includes a diverse array of mediums will be shown including acrylic, digital art, oils, pastels, photography and watercolor. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, August 9, 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet the artists, buy affordable local art and enjoy refreshments.

Time: 8/10/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

ASHLEY STORROW TRIO

ASHLEY STORROW TRIO Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Up-and-coming songwriter, Ashley Storrow’s radiant voice and thoughtfully crafted songs have quickly grabbed listeners’ attention. She began writing as a child on a farm in Western Massachusetts with a hay wagon as the stage and sheep for an audience. She has since expanded her following, ranking #2 on Reverbnation’s folk music chart in Maine, and she has shared the stage with Putnam Smith at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase and One Longfellow Square (2016).

Ashley released her debut CD the “Bear and the Bird” in July 2016. According to the Portland Press Herald, “The Bear and the Bird” is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye.” Ashley’s warmth and honesty draw you in and invite you to feel the same. “The Bear and The Bird” is a distillation of 20 years of ideas scrapped on the back of journals, textbooks, and phone recordings. The 12 songs explore tensions between living a life of responsibility vs. freedom and simplicity vs. impact as well as age old stories of love and death.

Ashley is joined by many celebrated musicians on this record including April Reed-Cox on cello, Nate Martin on upright bass, Emma Stanley on trumpet, Putnam Smith on guitar and vocal harmonies, Jud Caswell on 12 string guitar, and Charles Lester on percussion.

My mission is to write songs that respond to life emotionally as a young woman, a public servant, a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a human being with a voice. – Ashley Storrow

*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*

Time: 8/10/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Woodstock History Center Back Lawn, Woodstock
Aug
10
2018

WonderArts Summer Celebration!

WonderArts Summer Celebration! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with music, food, libations, and friends! Join WonderArts as we celebrate all of the people and programs that make our work possible. The Summer Celebration is on August 10th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Greensboro Barn. All are welcome and we hope to see you there for the event of the summer!

The event features live music by Cookie’s Hot Club and Jon Gailmor, a cash bar by the Craftsbury General Store, delectable finger foods from local producers, and a pie auction with Justin Lander of Modern Times Theater!!

Suggested Ticket Donation: $10 - 20

Cookies Hot Club is a Hot Club Jazz, Jazz, Blues, Swing group that is sure to get you smiling and dancing!

Jon Gailmor is an exciting Vermont singer-songwriter and performing artist whose voice and music leave a lasting impression upon listeners of all ages.

Time: 8/10/18 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Greensboro Barn, Greensboro
Aug
10
2018

Amy Heebner '93

Amy Heebner '93 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amy Heebner, Middlebury College class of ’93, is the City Carillonneur for Albany, New York. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 33rd season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm
Location: Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury
Aug
10
2018

VCFA MFA in Music Composition: Songwriting Showcase

VCFA MFA in Music Composition: Songwriting Showcase Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Songwriting Showcase highlights the diverse songwriting and performing talents of the students, alumni, and faculty of VCFA's MFA in Music Composition. This event will be live streamed.

Free and open to the public.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00pm
Location: VCFA Gallery, College Hall, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Marlboro Music, concert 10

Marlboro Music, concert 10 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The New Yorker lauds Marlboro Music as "the classical world's most coveted retreat." Join us for five weeks of concerts and open rehearsals, this summer from July 14 through August 12. 50% off tickets are available for this Friday, August 10 concert with purchase of tickets for both Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12.

Every season, a multigenerational community of both emerging and established musicians gathers for over a month at Marlboro in order to rehearse music of the musicians' own choice. Every week, a concert program is selected from the most productive and compelling rehearsals. This ensures that the repertoire is a surprise each summer, but one that always promises freshness, insightfulness, and vigor.

Check our website, facebook, and instagram, or subscribe to our newsletter, for open rehearsal and concert program updates as they are determined throughout the summer.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Persons Auditorium, 2472 South Road on the campus of Marlboro College, Marlboro
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Clay Puppetry & Comics Camp

Clay Puppetry & Comics Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

CLAYMATION and COMICS
August 6th-10th
Ages 8-10
9:00am-3:30pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
In the morning, campers will create a 3D setting within which their clay characters will interact. Throughout the week, artists will learn basic techniques of animation and will further develop their budding abilities to team with peers. A final day production will be videotaped and open for family attendance. In the afternoon, young cartoonists will explore why they’re drawn to a specific visual style or genre from their reading or viewing experience. By exploring what makes a story and how to tell stories visually students will build a world and characters for their comic creation. Students will draw from life and learn how to simplify items and characters to be drawn again and again from our imagination. Students will compile a book filled with a collection of the groups’ comics.
Clay instructor: Robyn Alvin

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Cartooning Camp

Cartooning Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

CARTOONING
August 6th-10th
Ages 11-17
9:00am-3:30pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
In the morning campers will explore what it takes to become a cartoonist as they strengthen their cartooning skills through drawing games, speed drawing, and storytelling exercises. They will explore how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics and wrap up the week with a book of their own comics. Expanding on the concept of cartooning and illustration, in the afternoon campers will create larger than life cartoons. Using large canvas, paints, and basic cartooning skills, artists will develop one of a kind comics and illustrations that will be exhibited outdoors. Students will discuss how cartooning was originally used as a means to develop larger paintings, and use a similar method to develop larger than life contemporary cartoons.
Morning Instructor: Stephanie Zippo
Afternoon Instructor: John Carvajal

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater with Dominic DiBenedetto
August 6-10, Performance on 8/10 at 7pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ages: 6th - 12 grade
$230 Scholarships Available

What is your perspective? What do you have to say? This camp will be an original, student-composed performance straight play, but the students will bring their ideas to the table, so there may be some music incorporated. It will not be a traditional musical. I will work with students as individuals, pairs, or small groups for scenes they compose. I have original poetry, centered on teen issues, that will help inspire us. The collection is called, Voices We Hear in the Hall: poems and stories about the distraction of growing up.

You can direct your web browsers to voiceswehearinthehall.org to learn more!

Dominic DeBenedetto
Dominic E DiBenedetto is a local educator currently in his 11th year teaching 8th grade English at Keene Middle School, and he has experience teaching at the high school and college level. He has been working at summer camps and similar programs for the past fifteen years, teaching writing, literature, and drama. Dominic holds a Master of Education degree and was a recipient of the Promising Practitioner Award by the New England League of Middle Schools.

As a writer, Dominic has been a summer fellow for the National Writing Project, and he enjoys writing poetry, drama, and personal essays - his "This I Believe" essay can be found on the NPR website.

As a performer, Dominic has most recently portrayed Henderson in You Can't Take it With You, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, and most recently Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Time: 8/6/18 8:30am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Aug
9
2018
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Aug
11
2018

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

When the clever and fiery Kate meets the clamorous and entrepreneurial Petruchio, sparks fly! Shakespeare’s delirious take on gender roles explores marriage as a commodity and love itself as theatre. One of Shakespeare’s most talked about comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is sure to entertain, disrupt, and leave us thinking. The Vermont Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, a modern take on the 400 year-old comic battle of the sexes, will be performed August 7-9 at 6 p.m. on the Circus Lawn at the Shelburne Museum. Tickets are on sale at FlynnTix https://www.flynntix.org/. Tickets will be sold at the door as available. Bring chairs, blanket, a picnic and the family and revel in one of the Bard’s funniest plays. Doors open at 5 p.m.. Now in its 14th season of producing professional theatre, Vermont Shakespeare Festival brings wit, intelligence, and power-packed action to the stage with an extraordinary company of actors from the region. VSF Co-Artistic Directors Jena Necrason and John Nagle direct the production. For more information, go to www.vermontshakespeare.org.

Shakespeare is in Vermont, and he wants you!

Time: 8/9/18 6:00pm - 8/11/18 8:30pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Aug
9
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music X

Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music X Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Led by August Watters, a Boston area teacher and composer, this festival is designed for the classical mandolin community and for concertgoers interested in classical chamber music.

The purpose of the festival is to create learning and performance opportunities for those interested in chamber music composed for mandolin and its related instruments (as well as classical guitar).

Participants will rehearse in preparation for a concert on Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm.


SPECIAL GUESTS

Aleksei Aleksandrov and Ekaterina Skliar are masters of the Russian Domra. Alex and Kate are prize-winning virtuosos of the domra, a Russian folk instrument with a rich and diverse literature. They are also masters of the American-style mandolin, and perform music drawing on classical and jazz idioms.


THE MUSIC

A great wealth of music exists for mandolin-guitar ensembles. Since most of it has been forgotten or out of the public eye for generations, it's an exciting time to be a mandolinist! FMCM provides an opportunity to explore mandolin ensemble music, from baroque to romantic and contemporary works.


THE PARTICIPANTS

FMCM is open to anyone who plays mandolin, mandola, or guitar, and reads standard notation. Music will be available for advance preparation. Guitar parts will be written in standard classical guitar format, although pick-style guitar may substitute for mandola. A violin teacher is always on staff, so violinists who wish to try mandolin are welcome.


THE PROGRAM

Participants will divide their time between ensemble rehearsals, workshops, and informal chamber music sessions. A variety of workshops will be available, addressing technique, repertoire, and theory.


THE CONCERT

The workshop will culminate in a public concert on Sunday at 3 pm. August Watters will perform with the New England Mandolin Ensemble, special guests and Festival participants. Together we'll put together a wide-ranging concert, illustrating the many sounds of the concert mandolin. Tickets for the concert may be purchased HERE.


THE FACULTY: AUGUST WATTERS

August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/ arranger, and teacher in the Boston area. As a composer, performer, teacher and conductor, he is actively engaged in today’s revival of this most elegant instrument, and the advancement of its musical traditions. His work as an interpreter, improviser, composer and arranger bridges contemporary classical music, jazz, folk music traditions, and the historical concert mandolin repertoire.

Time: 8/9/18 4:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Jun
28
2018
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Aug
12
2018

MGFA Feature Exhibit: Torin Porter's "DayDreams"

MGFA Feature Exhibit: Torin Porter's "DayDreams" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present DayDreams, an exhibition of steel sculptures by Torin Porter. The show opens Thursday, June 28 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, June 30th from 5-7pm.

Torin Porter’s stylized figures reflect complex facets of humanity, creating modern world archetypes. As Porter speaks of DayDreams, “[These sculptures] exist externally but we experience them internally. When we behold them with our senses, feel their weight and texture and see their forms change in response to our movements, they come to life as they interact with the associations they bring.” Simplistic and playful at first glance, each sculpture in DayDreams holds layers of symbolism, easily accessible for the viewer to unfold.

Growing up in Northern Vermont, Porter spent summers with the Bread and Puppet Theater and later performed with the MOMIX dance company and rock band Jane’s Addiction. Porter’s sculptures have been exhibited in galleries throughout New England and New York. He currently resides in Glover, VT.

The gallery will also introduce a selection of works by Willa Cox and Erika Radich. Cox’s richly surfaced, mixed media paintings reflect the artist’s reaction to the visual complexities found in nature. Her love of these qualities has provided the foundation of her artmaking since her childhood days in Hawaii. Radich has created new monoprints which utilize collaged fragments of her earlier prints, which serve to further abstract and construct images of feelings, emotions and symbols.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.


Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8290
www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Wed. - Sun. 11-5

Time: 6/28/18 5:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
Aug
10
2018
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Aug
19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

• Aug 10 - 19
The Fourth Wall • Oldcastle has produced nine of A. R. Gurney's plays, but none quite like this thoughtful comedy that includes five Cole Porter songs. Laugh, and enjoy witty tunes while contemplating what is real and what is theatrical artifice with a splendid cast.

Time: 8/10/18 7:30pm - 8/19/18 9:30pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Jul
27
2018
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Aug
25
2018

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A juried show of artists from the northeast looking to explore "the book" as concept, object and format. The broad theme of "UNBOUND VOL. VIII" encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a "book" is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point or as material to explore new ideas.

Opening Reception: Friday July 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

Special Bookstock Weekend Hours: Sat July 28th & Sun July 29th, 11am-4pm

Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 25th

Opening in conjunction with the kick off of Bookstock! Please visit bookstockvt.org for more information about this great event!

Time: 7/27/18 5:30pm - 8/25/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jun
15
2018
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Aug
25
2018

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm.

Time: 6/15/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
9
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A witty reinvention of the classic Jane Austen novel. By Kate Hamill.

The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from all sides to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? When she meets the standoffish, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy, they clash initially, but is there something deeper behind their animosity? Literature’s greatest tale of manners, society and love has never felt so theatrical or spirited than it does in this effervescent adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance from acclaimed writer and actress Kate Hamill (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility).

Details
Wednesday-Sunday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Wednesday & Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Ticket Price: $30 - $58
Tickets Available Online dorsettheatrefestival.org or by contacting our Box Office
(802) 867-2223 ext 101, boxoffice@dorsettheatrefestival.org

Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Jul
16
2018
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Aug
26
2018

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The landscape paintings of Susan G. Scott come from exploring the stream that runs beside her woodland studio in Chelsea, Vermont. Each summer she sketches ankle-deep in water to convey the abstract privacy and intricacy of this natural space. In the winter months, she paints in her Montreal studio from these watercolor studies. Scott’s large, oil on canvas paintings, Streams of Light, evoke the delicate open aesthetic of Asian watercolors, allowing the white of the canvas to convey light and space, along with her rich shades of undulating tone.
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 4, 4 - 6 pm, with Artist's Talk

Time: 7/16/18 11:00am - 8/26/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Jul
20
2018
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Aug
26
2018

NATURAL INSTINCTS

NATURAL INSTINCTS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

NATURAL INSTINCTS is a combination of Emily Brown, painter from Philadelphia, and Russell Fellows, woodworker from Jericho, VT. Brown's sumi-e brush strokes of water, grasses, and forest are contrasted with Fellows pieced and turned wood bowls. The whole effect in the former church / historic general store, now gallery, is one of meditation and natural beauty.

Time: 7/20/18 10:00am - 8/26/18 4:00pm
Location: GreenTARA Gallery, North Hero
Aug
2
2018
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Aug
26
2018

A Doll's House Part 2

A Doll's House Part 2 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A comic sequel to the famed modern drama.
Written by Lucas Hnath
15 years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life, she returns to the place she once called home with an urgent request. This hilarious and bold new play examines marriage, family, and traditional gender roles nearly 150 years after the original A Doll’s House was written.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
27
2018

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Drawing Water Project is an engaged creative movement to dismantle social marginalization through the arts. For the past 3 years, the painters of Forty-Seven Main Street together with their paintings and poetry travel beyond the social construct that separates and marginalizes the creative voice of ‘the other’. They work together to challenge the convenient labels of disability, mental illness and poverty to transform barriers into opportunities for mutual beauty and growth.

Time: 8/5/18 2:00pm - 8/27/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
Jul
2
2018
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Aug
30
2018

Exploring Air II Exhibition

Exploring Air II Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Group exhibition on view at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe: through August 30, 2018.

Opening reception: July 27th from 4:00-7:00 pm during the Stowe Arts Festival week, featuring music and meet/greet with Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society Artistic Director Jia Kim

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe, in partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, launches a second exhibition space for Exploring Air in celebration of honoring the environment and global community.

On July 27, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout, Edgewater Gallery will have a reception beginning at 4:00 pm to include a musical performance and a meet and greet with Jia Kim, Artistic Director/cellist for Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society. Jia Kim is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, and leads a dynamic musical life as a performer, educator, and a passionate advocate for the Arts. Ms. Kim has appeared on stages across the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She performs on a Testore cello made in 1748. The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society is committed to bringing Stowe area audiences world class musicians of extraordinary repertoire dating as far back as the Renaissance, and continuing through the centuries to the greatest contemporary works of our time.

Exploring Air at Edgewater in Stowe features selections ranging from big sky landscapes to industrial scenes including monoprints, photography, woodblock prints, and contemporary sculpture from kinetic to cast glass to wearable art. “The movement and visual abundance of air is the magic in Vermont...the moisture, floating, rolling and dancing over the weathered soft slopes of the Green Mountains are what gives air a structure or vehicle to travel,” describes painter Rory Jackson. The Exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt, featuring artists: Jon Black, Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, Tom Cullins, TJ Cunningham, Micah Dudash, Rory Jackson, Erika Senft Miller, Rachel Moore, Marshall Noice, Mark Reamy, Sean Thomas, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of air, from big sky paintings, to music making and language, to climate change, to communication and celebrating global community. All are working from the following ideas: “Air is essential. It is life giving. It is the breath that emanates through all of us, and unites us in a common ground. Air makes language possible.The vastness of air evokes the spiritual. Air ushers the flight of birds in the sky while it connects with people rushing past one another on a bustling sidewalk. In a time of boundaries and borders, air allows us to be in a relationship with the earth, all of its inhabitants and forces of nature. While air is a medium of consciousness, it also transcends culture.”

The exhibition attempts to answer questions from many viewpoints -
“...air as a conduit of music or language, both uniting and breaking” - Rachel Moore
“As air changes, the relationships of light, space, color and reflection also change” - Judith Wrend
“And the image of air as a material in our lives that, even more than water, is shared and connecting us? What a sweet idea...: - Matt Brown
“If we can share air, can we share our memories? What common past could we conjure in the same mountain vista? In the same cul-de-sac?” - Mark Reamy

Exploring Air will be on view at Edgewater Gallery and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center through August 30th. This event is hosted in participation with the Stowe Arts & Culture Council’s Stowe Arts Week as well as VT Arts 2018 with the Vermont Arts Council.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, closed Monday
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events 122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
31
2018

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, presents “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture." The exhibit is a tribute to the work of Gregory Sharrow, who established the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program while working at the Vermont Folklife Center. The program ensures cultural retention of Vermont’s traditional arts  -- including those of new Americans -- by providing support to master artists working with apprentices in their communities.

The exhibit will feature photographs of seven cultural groups and accompanying text. There will be an opening reception on July 10 from 5-7 p.m. 

Time: 7/10/18 8:30am - 8/31/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Merchants Row location On The Green in Middlebury is excited to present recent paintings by Timothy Horn in a solo exhibition on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Horn paints scenes of rural areas, vibrantly capturing the simplicity of daily life. The spontaneity of portraying everyday moments inspires Horn’s creative process. He is drawn to unexpected subjects and compositions, finding random inspiration to be an essential element in his work. His subject matter often includes structural elements such as old buildings, antique cars, and Airstream trailers.

Born and raised in a rural Ohio town, Horn graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and worked as a graphic designer for almost 15 years before discovering his love for painting. He has won numerous awards, has been featured in several magazines, including the cover of South West Art in 2012. Horn has a national reputation, and is represented from the coast of California to the coast of Maine. We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce his newest body of work to our local community.

For further information on “The View From Here” by Timothy Horn, please call Edgewater’s Gallery on the green at 802-989-7419, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Middlebury
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury is proud to present recent works by Ellen Granter in a solo show on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Ellen’s new work migrates from the subject of birds to the environments they inhabit. Her paintings of coastal wetlands offer a tranquil escape into an endless horizon where the water meets the land fading into sky.

Granter’s work strives to capture the essence of her subject matter with plenty of space for emotional undercurrents and trascendental moments. The artist states “I get inspiration from the changing colors, patterns, and atmosphere of the landscape around me. In each painting I am searching for an elegant balance of sparse compositions over large fields of luminous color.”

Granter currently lives in Brookline MA, and grew up outside of Rochester, NY. In 1984 she received a BA from the University of Vermont and then went on to study Chinese in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Middlebury College, returning to UVM to finish her Chinese studies, where she earned a MA in Chinese History in 1988. Granter’s preference for minimalism and flat perspective are inspired by traditional Chinese art.

For further information on “High Tide” by Ellen Granter, please call Edgewater’s Mill Street Gallery at 802.458.0098, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls, Middlebury
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Men, Mountains, Sky, an exhibit of paintings by Neil Berger, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts June 28 – September 2, 2018.

These paintings came from one year Berger spent painting at Battery Park in Burlington. The far Adirondacks, framed by the trees of the park, and the regular group of guys, Berger grew to look forward to. “I identified with them – men beneath the sky, at the foot of the mountains, touched by lake breezes, on no clock, of a free and easy disposition, taking in the passers-by, part of the whirring cosmos.” Berger noticed his seeing progressed over the year, particularly of the men. Slowly he started to see figures not in sociological terms of Tourists or Refugees, into shapes and colors more than figures. By giving himself over to the retinal sensations, his figures acquired more life. The very reason he had stopped painting from life years ago- the almost desperate, mindless speed required and the utter din of information, now grew into, from the necessity of being a bit of a new refugee to Vermont himself and lacking a studio, something to embrace. Returning again and again to this site brought a meditative deliberateness to his outdoor practice.

Berger was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1971. Specializing in oil painting and printmaking, he has received several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting (2004), a Pollock-Krasner Award (2011), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in printmaking (2007) and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grants (2007, 2001). He moved to Shelburne, Vermont two years ago and paints in a renovated barn on his property while teaching painting and drawing at the Shelburne Craft School.

Gallery open Sunday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Free admission, and accessible to those with disabilities. For specific accessibility requests, contact Heidi at Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org or 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Comic Creators is an arts organization representing over 170 Vermont based comic book creators, cartoonists, and other artists who make narrative sequential 2d art. Vermont Comic creators promotes member projects and events as well as the greater Vermont comics scene in general. The Vermont Comic Creators members include a diverse group of professionals, Indy creators who self publish, and amateurs who enjoy engaging in the medium – all are welcome. Vermont Comic Creators offers workshops and other community projects for youth and adults. Their philosophy is – everyone can make comics!

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Aug
9
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rock and Roll history comes alive.
Written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott.

Be a fly on the wall of the greatest jam session of all time. Inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, this high-energy musical is an event you won’t soon forget.

Details

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $54 - $68. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents "The Sky's The Limit", a juried group show by 72 artists of artworks featuring the sky as the predominant element of the composition.

Artist Reception: Sunday July 1st, Roundtable at 1 PM and Reception 2-4 PM

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Head of the Class

The Head of the Class Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents THE HEAD OF THE CLASS. An invitational group show of 30 artworks by 9 Lamoille County present and former elementary and high school art teachers, are included in this Middle Room exhibit.

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
JULY 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9
Have you reckon’d a thousand acres much?
have you reckon’d the earth much?
From Song of Myself, Walt Whitman

Eric Aho has reckon’d a thousand acres, and continues to do so – brush in hand. A thousand acres – the earth – is a wondrous thing and Aho’s paintings evoke that wonder, that contemplation, and marvel.

Aho’s paintings evoke a sense of place rather than a specific place. He paints what can be sensed, not necessarily seen, in observed places and ultimately – his paintings simply, expertly, radiate joy.

In the winter of 2016 the Hood Museum of Art presented Eric Aho: Ice Cuts curated by Katherine W. Hart. Aho’s paintings of stark holes cut into a frozen pond, some exhibited here, prompted Hart to call Aho “one of the leading painters of landscape and the environment of his generation.” Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Washington Post, call Aho’s work “a major accomplishment.”

“While traditional landscape surveys the world from an objective distance, placing the viewer in an omniscient position, an Aho painting puts us inside nature, where light and form are always changing…we feel his immersion in the forest, his ability to capture the ever changing colors, the sounds, and movement of the living environment.”
Daphne Anderson Deeds, The Art Critic, happeninginthehills.com

The paintings exhibited at HCA celebrate the landscape in all seasons and are drawn from specific bodies of work painted over several years.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 PM
Eric will speak about his paintings and his process at 5:45 PM

Above, left to right:
1. Pine, 2013, Oil on wood panel, 20 x 16 inches
2. Ice Cut (1937), 2015, Oil on linen, 74 x 95 1/2 inches
3. June Twilight, 2013, Oil on linen, 30 x 36 inches

For more information about The Gallery at Highland Center for the Arts, please contact Maureen O’Connor Burgess, Curator, at maureen@highlandartsvt.org.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00am - 9/9/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

The Vermont Years, So Far... Paintings by Harry A. Rich

The Vermont Years, So Far...   Paintings by Harry A. Rich Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rich’s collection of large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings in this exhibit spans the time he has lived in Vermont, from 2008 to 2018. His latest work shows the influence of his comparatively new Vermont experience. Rich’s journey into abstraction reveals his own stylistically fluid, fresh, and vibrant use of color and dimension. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Chelsea-based artist Nick DeFriez’s paintings and drawings blend the energy, abstraction, and matrix of Vermont’s agricultural activity and landscape. DeFriez’s exhibit presents a visual narrative, incorporating the painter’s strong appreciation for and insight into today’s family farms, working landscape and farmers markets. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
30
2018

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours!

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Front celebrates SHOW 27 featuring recent work by the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception on August 10, 4 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald. The Front is pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit www.thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 8/10/18 4:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jul
21
2018
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Oct
20
2018

Exposed

Exposed Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Exposed. is Helen Day Art Center’s 27th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculptural, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Location: Throughout the village, Stowe
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury