Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018
Internationally recognized author and illustrator David Macaulay will exhibit images from eight of his books, including preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010. According to the artist, the books range from the "history of architecture and the workings of technology to aspects of the human body, the decline of society, and why a chicken once crossed a road." He says that the works "represent a tiny sliver of the vast amount of flotsam left in the wake of each book.”
The artist will give a brief talk at the opening reception. The show will remain on display through November 2.
9/14/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
Songwriters John Gibbons, Karen McFeeters & Craig Anderson will perform at Big Heavy World at SEABA Center on Pine Street in Burlington.
9/14/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Big Heavy World at SEABA Center, 404 Pine Street, Burlington
"My favorite animal is the turtle...to move, it has to stick its neck out." That's the life philosophy of Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer in a nutshell.
Lost Nation Theater presents Maura O'Brien in the hilarious and moving biodrama BECOMING DR. RUTH by Mark St. Germain. The script illuminates this remarkable woman's untold story bursting with the life, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the little girl who fled from the Nazi's and became "Dr. Ruth," America's most famous sex therapist. Almost everyone of a certain age knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering and taboo-shattering radio and TV sex therapist with a quirky sense of humor. She said: "Why did they listen? I think people need to talk about sex and suddenty here was a little matronly woman who did. I was not threatening. And I made them laugh." At at age 90, she's still going strong!
Over the course of the one-act play, Dr. Ruth recounts her Jewish upbringing in 1930s Germany. After experiencing Kristallnacht, her parents sent her out of harm’s way on a Kindertransport to Switzerland where she spent her teen years. After WWII she learned that most of her family perished in the Holocaust. Relocating to Jerusalem, she served as a sniper for Haganah and was wounded in an explosion. The hardships kept coming but she persevered through the depravity and punishing conditions. As a single mother, she set her sights on America, determined to get an education and become a doctor.
Directed by LNT's Producing Artistic Director Kathleen Keenan; Dialect Coach Christopher Scheer; Music Designer Tim Tavcar, Scenic Designer Andrew Mannion, Lighting Designer Charlotte Seelig Costumer Shawn Sturdevarnt; Sound Designer AJ Bierschwal with Stage Management and properties by Marissa Christie, Emily Cuerdon, and Stevie De.
Thursdays-Saturdays, Sept. 6 - Sept. 16. Curtain is 7:30pm Thu - Sat; and 2pm on Sat. and Sun. Tickets $10-$30. Students & Seniors; $5 off. Show is recommended for ages 13+. LNT is wheelchair accessible, offers an assisted listening system, and large print programs.
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9/6/18 7:30pm - 9/16/18 2:00pm
LOST NATION THEATER - CITY HALL PERFORMING ARTS CTR, Montpelier
Dian Parker’s exhibit features abstract oil paintings on canvas, as well as mixed media works on black walnut stained paper.
7/6/18 5:00pm - 9/26/18 11:59pm
Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction
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.
7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
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.
7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Connections - Edgewater Gallery Juried Group Exhibition in partnership with the Travis Roy Foundation
On view at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe: September 1 - September 28, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, September 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm
Edgewater Gallery at Stowe, in partnership with the Travis Roy Foundation, is hosting a juried group exhibition Connections, on view in the Gallery September 1 - September 28, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday, September 14th from 5:00-7:00pm, welcoming Travis Roy and members of the Foundation. This event also features prizes for selected artists, a raffle to raise additional monies for the Travis Roy Foundation, and a talk by Travis at 6:00pm
The Travis Roy Foundation has strong ties and an active grass root support network in both Greater Boston and in Vermont. It hosts annual events and speaking engagements in New England locations and nationwide in support of those touched by spinal cord injuries, bringing awareness to this important cause.
Travis Roy is a Maine native who arrived at Boston University in the fall of 1995. In his first hockey game for the defending national champion Terriers, Travis had a freak accident which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Ten months after his accident Travis returned to BU, graduating from the College of Communications in 2000. Travis wrote the book Eleven Seconds w ith Sports Illustrated senior writer EM Swift. Since leaving BUTravis has established
himself as a professional speaker. He speaks to audiences of all ages at high schools, colleges, and business groups across the country.
Travis founded the Travis Roy Foundation in 1997 to help spinal cord injury survivors and fund research towards a cure for paralysis. He currently resides in Boston and spends his summers in Vermont. Travis continues to paint at least once a year with his middle school art teacher Susan M. Riley. Their paintings will be displayed together in the exhibition.
Connections brings artists together who are responding to the following curatorial statement for the exhibition:
Connection is what many strive for in today’s global community - seeking to discover common experience and ideas. Connections are made daily, through relationships, sports, transportation modes, science, mathematical findings, technology, workplace, social gatherings, music, art, religion, and spirituality. By extending beyond what is comfortable and challenging what is possible, connections can bring wonderful surprises. With connection, there can be a sense of harmony and hope.
It is often through the creative process and the profound effect of imagery that common experiences are cultivated. Building a dialogue through color, form and perspective provides a foundation of new ideas: conversation thrives and narratives are awakened. Through artistic expression, imaginations stretch. What is possible can change. Through creating and viewing art, one often feels safe to question and ponder as we seek to find meaning and connection. To feel connected is to find links and commonalities with others, feeling free to ignore division, boundaries and biases. Bridging these gaps make discovering a sense of understanding and empathy possible. How do you connect?
Jurors selected the artists from a large group of submissions for this exhibition. Submission fees are donated directly to the Travis Roy Foundation. The team of Jurors are: Sophie Bréchu West, Founder and Director of 571 Projects in Stowe, Dana Heffern - Artist and Director of the Champlain College Art Gallery, and Travis Roy - Artist and Founder of the Travis Roy Foundation.
Connections will be on view at Edgewater Gallery and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center through September 28th. This exhibition is in participation of VT Arts 2018 with the Vermont Arts Council.
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, closed Monday
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Northern Vermont Art Association (NVAA) members show. The exhibit will be open for viewing on Tuesday, September 4, through Friday, September 28. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet many of the artists on Friday September 7, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery.
The Northern Vermont Artist Association was founded in 1931 by Burlington, VT artist Harold Sykes Knight. Knight wanted artists to have more opportunities to exhibit their work. One of the first members was the famous artist and illustrator Maxfield Parish. The NVAA has over 150 members, and is open to any visual artist, working in any artistic medium, who lives anywhere in the northern half of Vermont. The mission of the organization is “to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”.
Also on exhibit is Warren Kimble: An Artist’s Journey exhibit along with works from the Gallery’s permanent collection. The Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier.
For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.twwoodgallery.org
9/4/18 12:00pm - 9/29/18 4:00pm
T. W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Opening Reception: Friday, August 31 from 4:00-7:00pm
The Brandon artist presents 42 abstract and modern paintings that creatively and imaginatively explore the depth of his personal trials and life experiences. Shuman turned to painting as a solace and inspiration to find deeper meaning in his life after developing post-polio syndrome, hydrocephalous, and Parkinson's disease.
8/31/18 10:00am - 9/29/18 5:00pm
Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
This moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned -- only to discover a more mature, meaningful love -- is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become classics. September 13-16, 19-23, 26-29. Tickets and exact performance days and times can be found on our website.
9/13/18 7:30pm - 9/29/18 9:00pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center/Grange Theatre, South Pomfret
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.
12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
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 email@example.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit www.thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
8/10/18 4:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present "Voices", a selection of Zea Mays printmakers. "Voices" will feature selected work by Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Multiple printmaking techniques utilized by the artists include monotype, collagraph, drypoint, etching and woodcut. The exhibition opens Thursday, August 16 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, August 18, 5 - 7pm. An Artist Talk will take place Saturday, August 25 at 5pm.
Sweet corn (Zea Mays) has the ability to extract toxins from the soil. Zea Mays Printmaking, located in Florence, Massachusetts, is a professional studio, gallery, and research center and educational facility dedicated to safe and sustainable printmaking practices. The center stands as an international leader in the research and application of environmentally sustainable printmaking. The facility houses 6000 sq. feet of printmaking studios, and offers workshops, residencies, internships, artist mentorships and contract printing services to an international community of artists.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
8/16/18 5:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Gail Salzman's abstract oil paintings, known for translucent color and layered surface, have been widely exhibited throughout the East Coast for three decades. “My work explores the dynamic principle of change. The sensual quality of oil paint speaks to this elemental flux, influencing my choice of materials and methods.
Using rolling, scraping, and pressure techniques I exploit the unexpected. Drips, translucent color shifts and accidental textures are integrated with the intuitive process.
Painting becomes a continual search for visual order amid contradictions. The real excitement comes, when I loosen my grip and follow the movement of paint, creating an interplay of the intentional with the unknown.”
A public reception will be held on Friday, August 31, 6-8 p.m., including a talk by the artist at 7:00. All are welcome!
8/24/18 9:30am - 10/2/18 5:30pm
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne
BOOKS: MATTER and MAGIC is a show about books, their making, and the spirit behind them. Genese Grill's painted work "Almandal Grimoire: The Book as Magical Object" is a large-scale set of written and drawn on wood panels, while Diane Gayer's "Of Earth and Being" is a book of photographs at the intersection of man and nature and was printed on the Heidelberg Press at Villanti Printers, Milton, VT. While very different in production and finished entity, both books speak to the magical realms of existence.
Genese Grill, artist, writer, translator, and editor of 05401 PLUS now lives in Plainfield, VT.
Diane Elliott Gayer, architect, writer, and artist lives in Burlington, VT.
8/31/18 10:00am - 10/7/18 4:00pm
3275 US Rt 2, North Hero
Tim Simonds and Ashish Avikunthak
Lower Level Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Guest Curator Talk: Pete Moran
Wednesday, September 26 • 6-7:30 p.m.
In this inaugural installment of the Artist’s Artists series, Vermont-based artist and guest curator Pete Moran brings the acute, time-based work of filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak into contact with Tim Simonds’s intimate and careful sculpture. The light from Avikunthak’s early, ritual based films, spills off the screen into the immediate, encompassing world of Simonds’s wall-to-wall carpet punctuated with bleached vegetables and stainless steel. Here, a mystery can become its own answer, and an experience can become its own meaning. As we see, smell, hear and feel these artworks, we are left to wonder not just how we look at art, but how different ways of looking can change how we perceive the world.
The Artist’s Artists series offers insights into contemporary art by inviting Vermont artists to guest curate intriguing and challenging work that has influenced their creative practice.
8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
135 Church Street, Burlington
VISUAL ANALOGIES: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF VANESSA KOTOVICH AND PENN CHAN
Roth Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
Visual Analogies features the photography of two recent graduates, Penn Chan and Vanessa Kotovich, who explore themes of growth and decay; myth and reality; and the beautiful and grotesque. Penn Chan captures the beauty of destructive forces and nature’s resiliency in his series, Second Growth, while Vanessa Kotovich immerses the viewer in the surreal beauty and lush decay of idyllic sanctuaries in her series Natura. Representing a new generation of contemporary photographers, Chan and Kotovich embrace the discomfort of the world and explore the extremes in creating imagery that is as unsettling as it is beautiful.
8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
135 Church Street, Burlington
Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner transforms organic and biomorphic designs into colorful prints, sculptures, and sprawling installations comprised of bursting colors and organic forms. Her two and three-dimensional work boasts bright neon hues consisting of distinctive, intricate circular patterns suggestive of the natural world. The artist employs a hybrid approach to printmaking and sculpture, in which she incorporates her screenprints with recycled consumer materials, such as disposable tablecloths, to create textural pieces that are as expansive as they are voluminous. Wagner will create an immense site-specific installation in BCA’s first-floor gallery that grows from floor to ceiling and emerges outside to meander across the exterior façade. This exhibition will be Wagner’s first to simultaneously incorporate interior and exterior space within one work.
Crystal Wagner: Traverse is presented by Leunig's.
Check website for operating hours. Admission is always free at the BCA Center.
6/29/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
135 Church Street, Burlington
The Kent Museum’s show, Backstory, is about both the artist's history as well as that of the materials used and how these elements motivate or inform each unique creation. Upon viewing, an additional layer is added as visitors bring personal associations to what they see, weaving yet another backstory into the experience.
Opening Celebration: Saturday, September 8 from 3 – 5 pm
Closing Celebration: Sunday, October 7 from 3 – 5 pm
9/7/18 10:00am - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Kent Museum, Calais
The Feick Arts Center is pleased to announce our first exhibit of the season. “Stephen Petegorsky - Photography” opens on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont with a reception from 5-7pm including refreshments, music, and a chance to meet the artist. The exhibit features a series of images based on cleared and stained animal specimens that Petegorsky remakes into haunting photographs that highlight the poetic and lyrical qualities of morphology.
Growing up in New York City, Stephen Petegorsky’s exposure to animals was limited. He saw dogs, squirrels, and depressed creatures in their depressing surroundings at the Central Park Zoo. But he was fascinated by the dioramas in the Museum of Natural History. There, the science and art of taxidermy combined with props and painted backgrounds allowed him to see animals in a manner that would otherwise have been impossible; it fueled his curiosity to no end.
Cleared and stained specimens are equally captivating to Petegorsky. In this process used by scientists to study morphology, small mammals, reptiles, fish, and amphibians are soaked in a solution that renders tissue transparent, and stains are used to make bones and cartilage a darker color. This allows their interior structure to be visible, giving us a window into a world that is beautiful, elegant, and complex. It serves as a point of departure for Petegorsky’s imagination.
Born in New York City, Petegorsky has lived in western Massachusetts for over 40 years. He graduated from Amherst College in 1975 as a Fine Arts major, and later received an M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.
His creative work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut, and currently works as a freelance photographer specializing in photography of artworks.
He has been interested in animals – alive, dead, taxidermed – for as long as he can remember.
His exhibit at the Feick Arts Center runs from Friday, September 14 until Friday, October 12. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening reception runs from 5-7pm on Sept. 14. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday by chance or appointment. The Feick Arts Center is located at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. For more information call 802-287-8398 or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/TheFeick.
9/14/18 9:00am - 10/12/18 5:00pm
Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College, Poultney
Thriving Spaces explores the parallels of two contrasting mediums connected through a shared theme. This show brings together street artists from New York and artists from the Vermont Glass Guild to develop a combined display of original work. Cascading canvases echo sculptural glass, forming an experiential exhibit that reimagines the surrounding natural world. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.
Artwork: Left: Matt Seasholtz, Coastal Bowl, Night Sky. Right: Magda Love, My Head is a Jungle, 2015
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
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.
Throughout the village, Stowe
An exciting group of artists will present sculptural and video installations for SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Proposals were submitted in response to this year’s theme of “Interdependence.” Guest curator Alisa Dworsky selected site-specific works by artists Charles Hickey, Amy Königbauer, Sophia Latysheva, Jessica Leete and Nathaniel Lieb with Eva Schmidt. Also chosen, Susan Maas, Indigo Naar, Sayward Schoonmaker, Lynn Sullivan and Sam Talbot-Kelly.
The exhibition is free and open to the public, with a self-guiding map available for visitors. SculptFest2018 closes October 22. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center by telephone at (802) 438-2097 or email to email@example.com.
9/9/18 10:00am - 10/22/18 4:00pm
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Warren Kimble: An Artists Journey
September 4-October 26, 2018
Opening Reception Friday September 7, 4:00-8:00 pm with a talk by the artists at 6:00 pm
Make Your Own Lazy Susan Workshop with Warren September 8-9. Pre-registrion is required. Fee $200 plus $50 for materials
The Gallery is thrilled to have a Warren Kimble exhibit in September that will draw on more than 50 years of Kimble’s experience as a fine artist, educator and antiques collector. An opening reception will be held on Friday September 7th from 4-8:00 pm with an Art Talk by Warren Kimble at 6 pm. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. Warren will lead a two-day workshop on September 8-9 at the Gallery. Participants will each assemble a wooden Lazy Susan and hand paint their creation to take home, under the artistic guidance of Kimble. $200 plus $50 for materials, pre-registration is required and space is limited!
9/4/18 12:00pm - 10/26/18 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery 46 Barre St at the Center for Arts & Learning, Montpelier
Curated by Harlem Needle Arts founder and director Michelle Bishop, this special exhibit features pieces by eight contemporary textile artists from New York, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Indianapolis. The works share and are defined by some element of thread construction, but are diverse in presentation, including quilting, embroidery, mixed media, costume, and fiber fusion. Each work speaks to the artist’s view of the African Diaspora and his or her own personal interpretation of historic and contemporary events.
7/15/18 10:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg
Morrisville – Favorite Places, a group show featuring photography by 12 artists, will be on exhibit in the Copley Common Room at River Arts September 6-October 28, 2018.
Exemplifying the spirit of Morrisville through a sense of place, images range from natural riverviews to street scenes. Fireworks explode over the dam, bicycles congregate along the rail trail, mountains peak through iconic rooflines. Selected images feature strong compositional elements, technical ability, and a strong sense of place.
Participating artists include: Loretta Baer, Nancy Banks, Drew Bressel, Nan Carle-Beauregard, Ross Connelly, Chris Crothers, Kevin Fitzgerald, Ron Kelly, Orah Moore, Tina Pearson, Janine Stokes, and Aryk Tomlinson.
9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
River Arts, Morrisville
Short Stories, an exhibit of assemblages and 2d work by Axel Stohlberg, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts September 6-October 28, 2018.
Assemblages are works of art created by grouping unrelated found objects. From painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, Stohlberg moves between the lines of recognizable and abstract images, feeling the freedom to explore different directions. From old armchair springs, miniature figurines, and twigs set into unconventional shadow boxes – each assemblage tells a story. Both relatable and unexpected, with a juxtaposition of everyday objects and punchline titles. His abstract landscapes include a variety of surface treatments, textures, and materials that compliment and relate to his assemblages.
Since selling “Axel’s Frame Shop and Gallery”, which Stohlberg founded over 30 years ago in Waterbury, he now devotes all his time to art. With residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Basin Harbor, and four residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Stohlberg brings a breadth of experience.
9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
River Arts, Morrisville
Dates & Times:
Exhibition: Monday, August 27th 2018 – Saturday, November 3rd 2018
Reception: Thursday, September 27th, 4-6 pm in the Christine Price Gallery
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 27th, 12:30 pm in the Herrick Auditorium
This exhibition is a collection of photographs, divided by images that document human interventions and text, in rural and urban landscapes, and through images that chronicles things Robert finds amusing. Beginning his photographic journey at Castleton, Robert reveals a photographic theme of capturing daily moments in time and space.
About the Artist:
Robert Gilson photographs daily wherever he is, and does not restrict his photographic practice to a specific subject. He is a Castleton University alumni, and his photographs have been exhibited and published in the U.S. and in Europe.
8/27/18 8:00am - 11/3/18 4:00pm
The Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its Flagship exhibition featuring juried landscape paintings from New England Artists. This year's top prize went to Andrew Orr for Summer Shadows. The gallery is open seven days a week until october 8th when the hours are Thursday through Sunday 11-4. The exhibit features 69 artists and more than 100 paintings.
9/6/18 11:00am - 11/4/18 4:00pm
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Location, Location, Location, a Vermont Landscape painting exhibit of works by its founder, Alden Bryan (1913-2001) and six contemporary artists. For this exhibit, the contemporary artists followed in Bryan's footsteps, returning to specific locations where he painted as long as 75 years ago to paint the scene again today. Locations include views in Stowe, Waterville, and Cambridge. Hours are daily 11-4 until October 8th when the gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 11-4.
9/6/18 11:00am - 11/4/18 4:00pm
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) announces a show of new paintings by Leicester artist Ashley Wolff. The exhibit, “Reinventing the View” runs August 31 through November 5. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception Friday, August 31 from 5 to 7PM.
Ashley has built a devoted following with her colorful watercolors, gouache paintings and children’s book illustrations. The vibrant, celebratory pieces she has selected for “Reinventing the View” stem from a more personal source.
“I chose the title, ‘Reinventing the View’ to mark being back in my home state, but without either parent,” Ashley explains, “After 34 years in California I returned to live close to my mother. The lush bouquets of flowers painted in gouache are an outpouring of emotion following Mom’s death in May. She loved saturated color and anything purple.”
The other half of the show includes transparent watercolors. “It’s a medium I first learned and practiced with my father, who died 30 years ago,” says Ashley. “So it appears, without conscious planning, that I’m honoring both parents with work they would have loved if they could be here.”
“Reinventing the Landscape” is part of Vermont Arts 2018 – a year-long celebration highlighting arts events across the state, sponsored by the Vermont Arts Council.
8/31/18 5:00pm - 11/5/18 5:00pm
Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
"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.
3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. The Sheldon Museum has combed its collection and archives along with the help of Addison County private collections to mount an exhibit that features roles played by Vermonters in what was called the “War to End All Wars.” The exhibit concentrates on Vermont’s Addison County residents who were in the service during WWI.
Central to the exhibit are the histories, memorabilia, photographs, and letters of three Middlebury residents: Jacob J. Ross, M.D., who served as Flight Surgeon in France with the 17th Aero Squadron caring for the sick and wounded; Waldo Heinrichs, a pilot with the 95th Aero Squadron, known then as “luckiest man in the war” for surviving two plane crashes and internment in a German hospital; Werner Neuse, a German by birth, who enlisted in the German army as a teenager shortly after his father, Richard Neuse, also a German soldier was killed. Werner Neuse later immigrated to the United State, became a citizen, earned his graduate degrees and joined the faculty of Middlebury College German Department and helped to start the College’s German summer language school. After the war Neuse and Heinrichs lived on the same block of South Street in Middlebury, while Ross established his home and office on College Street.
Their stories and those of others from Addison County are featured in the exhibit, as are colorful recruitment and war advocacy posters from the Sheldon’s Research Center Archives, together with WWI uniforms, helmets, armaments, books, and first-hand accounts.
The exhibit culminates with "In Flanders Field," an eloquent, provocative art installation by internationally-recognized artist Fran Bull of Brandon, Vermont. Based on the WWI poem by Colonel John McCrae, who taught pathology at the University of Vermont’s Medical School before the war, Fran Bull reimagines the verses as visual art. Her points of departure are the skies with singing birds, fields of red poppies and white crosses, and the lamentations of corpses. Larks become bomber planes, crosses and coffins morph into formal grids. Flowers and blood-red rags stand for lost treasures and remembrance.
7/31/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Four years ago, Vermont Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos began fieldwork to explore the grass-roots food movement in Vermont. Sharrow described his early meetings with farmers in the Rutland area as revealing “the spokes on a wheel”, with the hub located at Boardman Hill Farm, where Greg and Gay Cox have lived and farmed for more than three decades.
Growing Food, Growing Farmers is an intimate look at the expanding community of young farmers in Rutland County and the surrounding area. The exhibit showcases farmers, often with their families, through large-format photographic portraits by Macaulay Lerman. Sharrow’s metaphor of the “wheel,”a central theme of the exhibit, is conveyed in the form of biographies and audio interview excerpts that complement the portraits of more than a dozen current and former farmers, many of whom trace some aspect of their agricultural trajectory to the Cox’s mentorship and generosity.
Growing Food, Growing Farmers is the product of an ethnographic research approach: making visible the experiences of one community of farmers that exists within the larger network of local food production in Vermont.
OPENING RECEPTION: On September 7, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT will host a public reception and gallery talk. Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce and more will be served.
8/21/18 10:00am - 12/31/18 5:00pm
Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury