Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018
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Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the film “Alice’s Restaurant” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by Arthur Penn. Arlo and his son Abe will be joined onstage with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, opens the shows.
10/10/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
The Opera Company of Middlebury ends its 15th season with a Vermont Touring production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill — and can even make other people fall in love with you. Tucked into the laughter is one of the most famous tenor arias of all time, the haunting ballad “Una furtiva lagrima.”
Oct. 10 at 7:30. There will be a pre-performance talk by Douglas Anderson at Memorial Baptist Church at 6:30. Tickets are orchestra: $40 and balcony: $50
10/10/18 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
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
Friday, October 5 & 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 6 & 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7 & 14 at 2 pm
The affable Leonard Vole is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard’s alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Romaine — who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid’s surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals.
Ticket prices: Adult: $25 Member $20 Youth $12 (18 & under)
10/5/18 7:30pm - 10/14/18 4:00pm
Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Long Day's Journey Into Night • Considered by many to be the greatest play by America's greatest dramatist. Spanning one day in the life of a tumultuous family. Eugene O'Neill changed American drama forever and his play is a living testament to the power of theatre.
Matinees Sunday, Thursday and First Saturday at 2 pm
10/5/18 7:30pm - 10/14/18 10:00pm
331 Main St., Bennington
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
This class is designed for students with some previous experience with colored pencil - it need not be extensive! Students can choose between their own or a suggested subject in order to explore a range of colored pencil techniques. We will explore deliberate mark-making with colored pencils, color blending techniques (both dry and “wet”), different paper surfaces, moving from photo reference to artistic composition, and developing your individual style. The instructor will give both group and individual instruction but the syllabus will be mostly student-driven. Students are encouraged to devise their own drawing projects and experiment with materials/approaches that interest them.
Artist-grade colored pencils, paper or other support, electric pencil sharpener, transportable light, graphite pencils, erasers, brushes, tracing paper, reference material and other art materials as needed. Instructor can help to source items, but does not provide them as part of the class fee. Cost: $150
9/12/18 6:30pm - 10/17/18 8:30pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
This evening of pure, frothy fun will have you boppin’ to over fifty well-known songs that topped the 1960s charts: Respect, You Can’t Hurry Love, Say A Little Prayer, and more! Oct 4-7, 10-14, 17-20. Tickets and exact performance days/times can be found on our website.
10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/20/18 9:00pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center/Grange Theatre, South Pomfret
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
Fresh from Broadway and the West End, the regional premiere of this stunning new play will captivate audiences. Inspired by the true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. Oslo is “thrilling, a colossus,” raves Ben Brantley of The New York Times. At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, “Oslo gives us hope” (Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News).
9/19/18 7:30pm - 10/21/18 10:30pm
74 Gates St, White River Junction
An intimate portrait of a time of great change.
Written by August Wilson.
In the midst of the civil rights movement, a group of neighbors in Pittsburgh's Hill District navigate the changing perceptions of race in America. The sixth play in August Wilson’s acclaimed Century Cycle, Two Trains Running is Weston’s 4th annual American Masters offering.
Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm
Run Time: Approx. 2 hour 45 minutes
Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.
Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
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
This intermediate class in Southern Old Time Fiddle will focus on expanding your repertoire, bowing technique, and exploring ways to get the best possible tone out of your fiddle. Attention will be given on to how to learn a new tune during a jam session and sharing some exercises to practice chording on the fiddle. We will introduce one new tune each week which will be taught by ear, phrase by phrase.
Instructor Bio: Dana Robinson has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. As a multi-instrumentalist (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo) and singer-songwriter, Dana has released 12 CD’s and toured over a million miles across the United States, Canada, and Europe. His original compositions have been featured on a half-dozen films including two Ken Burns’ documentaries, "The National Parks, America’s Best Idea" and "The Dust Bowl.” Dana resides in Cabot, VT and is currently the Executive Director of Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture. www.robinsongs.com
10/3/18 6:30pm - 10/24/18 7:45pm
River Arts, Morrisville
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
The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild member show. The exhibit will be open for viewing from Tuesday, October 2, through Friday, October 26. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet the artists on Thursday October 4, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Gallery.
The Vermont Modern Quilting Guild mission is to encourage and inspire the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community in Vermont and beyond. The Guild strives to encourage modern quilt making and collecting, provide educational activities, support and sponsor quilting activities such as community events that provide the opportunity to share the art and enjoyment of quilting and to encourage new quilters and fiber artists in non-traditional fiber projects.
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.
10/2/18 12:00pm - 10/27/18 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, 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
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
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
A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.
10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Northern Stage, White River Junction
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe unveils a solo exhibition and new series of etched aluminum paintings by Homer Wells. New Dimensions in Landscape is on view October 1st through October 28th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm with an artist talk at 6:00pm. Homer Wells will also be at the Gallery for a demonstration of his techniques on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Expect the unexpected as Wells unveils his new geometric constructions to play with perception and light.
Originally a sign maker by trade, Wells is one of Vermont’s preeminent metal sculptors. He works with recycled metal, using translucent paint over his spun aluminum designs to enhance reflected light. As viewers shift their gaze across the piece, the refraction and reflection create the appearance of clouds and water steadily moving across the panel. Burnishing, brushing, auto paint and sealants make his original pieces distinctive, versatile, and able to be installed indoors or outdoors.
Part artist and part magician, Homer Wells defies logic and conventional notions of 2D art in his aluminum constructions. His pieces take on an almost kinetic quality as light refracts across the surface, producing a 3D effect. Says Wells of this new series, “My work has often been likened to a glass of water or a breath of fresh air. These things do not threaten our beliefs nor do they call us to public action. These landscapes are new in technique and materials, testing what we see with our eyes/retinas and what we see with our minds. I hope the viewer will be encouraged to open the mind to seeing things that can only be seen in the mind’s eye.”
The work in New Dimensions in Landscape explores new possibilities beyond the flat 2D plane of the traditional landscape. By micro engraving the surface of the aluminum, air brushing colors and bending, doming, and curving surfaces, he creates a sculptural object that presents as a landscape painting, yet defies that expectation.
Etched patterns become an almost photographic representation of a mountainside and reflection. Says Wells, “It is my hope that the viewer will give each painting a chance to move and change in the light, finding that position in the room that makes the clouds move or even disappear, the water shimmer, and the sun rise.”
Homer’s Wells’ artistic works have been featured nationally, at the Burning Man Festival and in private collections. For further information on, New Dimensions in Landscape, please call Edgewater’s Gallery in Stowe at 802.760.6785, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe/
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Hours: M-F 9-5 and Sat. 12-4
Pornography of War & Do Black Lives Matter? BY Namaya at the River Garden 157 Main Street in Brattleboro. Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show "Building a Peaceable Community" at the New Orleans’s Art Center. Co-sponsored by Vermont Veterans for Peace and www.gracecares.org. A portion of profits benefit projects for Grace Cares.
At the New Orleans Arts Center part of the Prospect 4, “One of the most compelling shows on peace arts in New Orleans this season.” Namaya said, "As a veteran, I am committed to speaking out against the impact of war and militarism."
This exhibit includes Peace & Human Rights Arts from the past decade: Key exhibits: Do Black Lives Matter? Pornography of War (Art on the impact of War and Militarism), Konsume (Cereal Killers & Sugar Junkies), Immigration (Welcome we are a nation of Immigrants), End Apartheid in the Holy Land,
10/1/18 9:00am - 10/31/18 5:00pm
Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro
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.”
9/17/18 8:30am - 11/2/18 4:30pm
Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
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
This exhibition demonstrates the uniqueness, as well as the intersections, of the printmaking practices that Hammond and Smith have developed as contemporaries and friends over the last twenty years.
9/21/18 10:00am - 11/3/18 5:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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
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
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
The Photography of Robert Cohen
Exhibition Dates: October 4th through November 12, 2018
Opening Reception: October 4th (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm)
LEONARD ROBERT COHEN
He began his photographic journey in elementary school using an Ansco box camera. His “eye” has evolved considerably since then (along with the camera). He is an inveterate traveler and photographs what appeals to his eye and the moment, from whimsy to abstraction to light to nature.
10/4/18 5:30pm - 11/12/18 5:00pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s
“Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.
Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer's collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.
10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Wednesdays, October 3-24, November 7 & 28 | 6 Classes
13-18 years old
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
Participants are paired up and assigned a scene. Students must watch the film that their scene has been extracted from and memorize their lines, rehearse with their partners in person and present their first work of the scene in our first class. All scenes and information will be emailed to students prior to the first class. Students will have the chance to prepare several scenes and will work with several different partners during the 6-week course. Tara will provide feedback, during or after, each scene. Additional information on script analysis is provided. This is NOT a performance class nor are scenes filmed in this class. This is a Acting for film scene study class. Homework will be mandatory in order for participants to get the most out of the class.
Instructor: Tara O’Reilly
10/3/18 6:30pm - 11/28/18 8:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES BY ETHAN HUBBARD
ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS SEPTEMBER 21 THROUGH DECEMBER 2
For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there.
OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 5:00 PM | RSVP HERE
LIVE STORYTELLING EVENT WITH ETHAN HUBBARD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 7:00 PM
9/21/18 5:00pm - 12/2/18 8:00pm
Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.
9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous.
Curated by Dian Parker
White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
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