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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sep
21
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters Vermont Arts 2018
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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

Time: 9/21/18 5:00pm - 12/2/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Oct
19
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Show 28

Show 28 Vermont Arts 2018
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SHOW 28 at The Front Gallery Opens Friday, October 19: SHOW 28 opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m.

The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, celebrates the opening of SHOW 28, on Friday, October 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibition, which runs October 19 through December 2, will feature recent work of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists, including our most recent additions to membership. The opening reception is free and open to the public and will feature 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: 10/19/18 4:00pm - 12/2/18 5:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Monday, October 22, 2018
Sep
9
2018
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Oct
22
2018

SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Vermont Arts 2018
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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 info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 9/9/18 10:00am - 10/22/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Sep
10
2018
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Oct
22
2018

PAPIER-MACHE WONDERS!

PAPIER-MACHE WONDERS! Vermont Arts 2018
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Mondays, September 10 - October 22 (no class October 15) | 6 Classes
4th-6th grade
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wearable masks and wall art creations will be the focus of this session. Students will learn various ways of working with papier-mâché to create functional, wearable art as well as unique wall art to display at home!
Instructor: Bonnie Kolber

Time: 9/10/18 3:00pm - 10/22/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
10
2018
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Oct
22
2018

ART ADVENTURES: STOWE RECREATION DEPT

ART ADVENTURES: STOWE RECREATION DEPT Vermont Arts 2018
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Mondays, September 10 - October 22 (no class October 15) | 6 Classes
K-5th grade

Artists of all skill levels and ages will enjoy the various materials and methods available to them in this class. From building with clay to unique uses of paper and paint techniques, each budding artist will have the opportunity to grow their imaginative skills.

Time: 9/10/18 3:00pm - 10/22/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Oct
20
2018
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Oct
22
2018

FEVERISH WORLD: Arts and Sciences of Collective Survival

FEVERISH WORLD: Arts and Sciences of Collective Survival Vermont Arts 2018
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FEVERISH WORLD will be a free multi-day convergence of local, regional, and global artists, scholars, activists, and citizens, gathering to help prepare for the next 50 years of anticipated "feverishness"— climate and ecological changes, rising temperatures, floods, droughts, resource conflicts, refugee populations, clashing political and cultural paradigms, and so on.

• To catalyze the building of bridges between the arts and the sciences, and between academe and the broader community through conversations and connections centered on keynote talks and roundtables, musical performances, and public art including TentWorks, a "Tent City" encampment of art installations, a parade, and more.

• To move toward collective survival and thriving.

Time: 10/20/18 10:00am - 10/22/18 8:30pm
Location: In and around Burlington and UVM, Burlington
Oct
22
2018

VCFA MFA in Film: Public Screening of THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

VCFA MFA in Film: Public Screening of THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED Vermont Arts 2018
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VCFA's MFA in Film fall residency features a fantastic line-up of guest filmmakers with daily screenings at The Savoy Theater, as well as thesis readings on campus. The film fall residency takes place October 20-27, 2018.

All events are free and open to the public. Follow the link to learn more about THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (with new VCFA faculty Assia Boundaoui) and to register for free tickets.

Time: 10/22/18 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Savoy Theater, Montpelier
Oct
22
2018

VCFA MFA in Film: Public Screening of UNLOVABLE

VCFA MFA in Film: Public Screening of UNLOVABLE Vermont Arts 2018
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VCFA’s MFA in Film fall residency features a fantastic line-up of guest filmmakers with daily screenings at The Savoy Theater, as well as thesis readings on campus. The film fall residency takes place October 20-27, 2018.

All events are free and open to the public. Follow the link to learn more about UNLOVABLE (with Suzi Yoonessi) and to register for free tickets.

Time: 10/22/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Savoy Theater, Montpelier
Jul
15
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Fabric of Emancipation

Fabric of Emancipation Vermont Arts 2018
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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.

Time: 7/15/18 10:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg
Sep
6
2018
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Oct
28
2018

"Morrisville - Favorite Places" Group Photography Exhibit

"Morrisville - Favorite Places" Group Photography Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
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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.

Time: 9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
6
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Axel Stohlberg - Short Stories

Axel Stohlberg - Short Stories Vermont Arts 2018
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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.

Time: 9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Oct
1
2018
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Oct
28
2018

New Dimensions in Landscape: Works By Homer Wells

New Dimensions in Landscape: Works By Homer Wells Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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 info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe/

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Oct
18
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Vermont International Film Festival

Vermont International Film Festival Vermont Arts 2018
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11 days of independent films from out around the world and the USA. Includes NEQ Regional Film Showcase -films from VT, ME, NH, Northern NY and Québec. Daily receptions, Q&As with visiting filmmakers and more.

Time: 10/18/18 2:00pm - 10/28/18 10:00pm
Location: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington
Oct
1
2018
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Oct
31
2018

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter?

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter? Vermont Arts 2018
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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,

Time: 10/1/18 9:00am - 10/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro
Sep
17
2018
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Nov
2
2018

Macaulay in Montpelier: selected drawings and sketches

Macaulay in Montpelier: selected drawings and sketches Vermont Arts 2018
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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.”

Time: 9/17/18 8:30am - 11/2/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
Aug
27
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale Vermont Arts 2018
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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

Brief Synopsis:
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.

Time: 8/27/18 8:00am - 11/3/18 4:00pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
Sep
6
2018
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Nov
4
2018

Land and Light and Water and Air

Land and Light and Water and Air Vermont Arts 2018
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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.

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

Location Location Location

Location Location Location Vermont Arts 2018
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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.

Time: 9/6/18 11:00am - 11/4/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Aug
31
2018
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Nov
5
2018

Reinventing the View: Paintings by Ashley Wolff at the Brandon Artists Guild

Reinventing the View: Paintings by Ashley Wolff at the Brandon Artists Guild Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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.

Time: 8/31/18 5:00pm - 11/5/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
12
2018

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN Vermont Arts 2018
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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.

Time: 10/4/18 5:30pm - 11/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction Vermont Arts 2018
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The Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to once again offer the wildly successful on-line auction through https://www.Biddingowl/BryanMemorialGallery. At the site you will also see that this year a raffel of Julie Baker Albright's Blue Plums in Red Pan is being offerred. Come join the fun and see what wonders may be yours. Bidding ends at 5:00 November17th, at which time winners will be notified.

Time: 10/20/18 10:00am - 11/17/18 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
5
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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.

Time: 10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea