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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
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"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

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

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

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

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Jul
7
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Jul
22
2018

4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL

4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL Vermont Arts 2018
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The New York Times features the 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL as one of 15 summer favorites! Read more here: http://bit.ly/NYT15SummerFestivals

This summer, Vermonters take the lead in honoring The Four Freedoms when THE MILL hosts the first annual 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠. Inspired by his Arlington neighbors, Norman Rockwell captured the essence of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear in simple everyday scenes. The FESTIVAL not only celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous oil series’ original printing in The Saturday Evening Post, but also recognizes the current relevance of these 4 essential human rights in 2018.
“These works of art, created three quarters of a century ago right here in Arlington, are as relevant today as they were when they were first painted” said producer Joshua Sherman. “The Festival celebrates all that is just and good in our society. I am extremely proud of the entire Festival – and I am thrilled to present the musical Perfect Picture.”

Festival Headline:
PERFECT PICTURE - The musical, inspired by the life of Norman Rockwell and his quest to paint the Four Freedoms, is the centerpiece of the month long 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠. A Broadway cast and production team will bring Rockwell’s story to the stage of the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center.

THE STORY: In 1942, illustrators enjoyed celebrity status – and Norman Rockwell was a superstar. He was too old to enlist, but still wanted to do his part, so he volunteered his services to The War Department to paint a series of posters inspired by F.D.R.’s Four Freedoms Speech. Despite his fame, Rockwell was flat-out rejected. They told him: “In the last war, we used illustrators like you. This time around, we want fine arts men. You know… real artists.” Using this episode as a framework, the musical PERFECT PICTURE explores Rockwell’s life, loves, insecurities, and resilience.

4-Time TONY AWARD Nominee, Randy Skinner (Broadway’s 42nd Street, Dames at Sea, State Fair, White Christmas) directs and choreographs the musical, which juxtaposes the extraordinary story of Rockwell’s quest to create the iconic 4 Freedoms suite (which ultimately helped win World War II) with a portrait of the artist and his life, which was anything but a perfect picture.

TONY and EMMY AWARD Winner Lillias White (Cy Coleman’s The Life, Dreamgirls, Sesame Street) stars as “Amy the Wild Woman” who taught Rockwell his creed: “Don’t show life the way it really is, but how folks want it to be.”

The cast also includes OLIVIER AWARD Nominee Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins, Travesties); Sara Esty (An American in Paris, Beast in the Jungle); Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea); and Jeremy Benton (Cagney, 42nd Street). Additional cast members to be announced shortly.

Book by Eileen Bluestone Sherman with Music & Lyrics by the EMMY AWARD Winning “Bluestone Sisters” (Gail C. Bluestone & Eileen Bluestone Sherman). Musical Direction by Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz). Musical Arrangements by Sam Willmott with additional Dance Arrangements by Rob Berman. Scenic Design by William
John Aupperlee. Costume and Lighting Design by Ken Mooney. Press Representative: Keith Sherman & Associates. Sponsorship Consultant: The Erlick Group. Legal Consultant: The Law Offices of J.J Sherman, P.C.

This is a co-production between Joshua Sherman Productions and THE MILL.
PERFECT PICTURE will be presented at Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)’s Arkell Pavilion on Friday, July 20th at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 21st, at 3:00pm; and Saturday, July 21st at 7:30pm. Ticket Sales are open now. Please visit the FESTIVAL website with questions or to purchase tickets: https://www.TheMillVT.com/4freedomsfestival
In addition to PERFECT PICTURE, the first annual 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠ Official Schedule of Events follows. Updates will be shared on the FESTIVAL’s official website: https://www.TheMillVT.com/4freedomsfestival

CREATE 4 FREEDOM℠ Contest
January 6, 2018 marked the 77th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech. In honor of that historic declaration, the 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠ and THE MILL launched their first festival initiative, focused on arts education and engaging today’s youth. The CREATE 4 FREEDOM℠ Contest encourages 9th – 11th grade students to choose one of The Four Freedoms (Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, or Freedom from Fear) and create a new work of art that expresses how and why that freedom is relevant in 2018. In addition to a cash prize, the winning work will be published by Mountain Media.

Saturday, July 7. 2018, 11:00am
THE ROCKWELL MODELS REUNION
Norman Rockwell's "kid" models are no longer kids, but their mischievous humor and charm are more present than ever. This special gathering will take place at Arlington Memorial High School from 11:00am-2:00pm. The models will share stories of their time in Rockwell's studio and reflect on their youth in Arlington, Vermont.

The location for this year's reunion carries extra significance as selected by the reunion organizers. Arlington’s high school burned to the ground in November of 1940. In January of 1941, an emergency town meeting was held to debate whether or not to re-build what stands today as Arlington Memorial High School. Rockwell attended the Town Hall meeting and witnessed his neighbor standing up and exercising his Freedom of Speech. He was inspired to create the first of his four iconic Four Freedoms paintings.

A presentation by local art historian Don Trachte, Jr. is scheduled to take place at the high school's MACK Performing Arts Center from 11:00am-12:30pm. In keeping with tradition, The Arlington Lions Club will again prepare a fundraising barbecue luncheon at the high school immediately following the models reunion presentation from 12:30pm-2:00pm. This event is open to the public and subject to limited seating.
Saturday, July 7, 2018

NORMAN ROCKWELL AND THE ARLINGTON ARTISTS
Arlington was home for many well-known painters, musicians and writers during the 20th century. Among the most famous was Norman Rockwell. Collectively, Rockwell, Mead Schaeffer, John Atherton, George Hughes and Gene Pelham painted more than 275 Saturday Evening Post covers and illustrations. This exhibit chronicles the work of these artists and the community they created – acting as their own critics and models while becoming close friends. Exhibit dates are June 30 through August 18, 2018 at The Canfield Gallery at the Martha Canfield Memorial Library in Arlington, VT.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:00 pm
VICTORY GARDENS PAST & PRESENT
The Bennington Garden Club welcomes regional farms to speak to both avid and amateur gardeners. This special FESTIVAL event highlights Freedom from Want; supporting the practice of growing one’s own food and supporting Vermont's farm-to-table heritage. The Club will revisit the purpose of Victory Gardens in American history and the advantages of growing a modern day Victory Garden. This speaking engagement takes place at The Bennington Museum at 7:00pm in the Paresky Education Center.

Friday, July 13, 2018
CHALLENGES 4 FREEDOM℠ Exhibition
Author, innovator, and educator Dorothy Canfield Fisher stated, “The Vermont tradition grapples energetically with the basic problem of human conduct... how to reconcile the needs of the group... with the craving for individual freedom.” Inspired by this quote, world-renowned illustration expert, Roger Reed, will curate a special “pop-up” exhibition at The Bennington Museum focusing on the delicate balance of individual liberty and community responsibility. The exhibition will feature original works by the Arlington illustrators (Rockwell, Atherton, Pelham, Schaeffer, and Hughes) as well as other celebrated artists. The exhibition concludes on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Friday July 20, 2018, 4:00pm
RING 4 FREEDOM℠
A full weekend of FESTIVAL events between Manchester, Arlington, and Bennington commences at 4:00pm EST with the first ever state-wide RING 4 FREEDOM℠. Town and Church Bells will ring across the state of Vermont for 4 minutes to recognize and celebrate The 4 Freedoms. Vermonters and visitors are encouraged to record the RING 4 FREEDOM℠ celebrations in their towns with short videos; using the FESTIVAL’s official hashtag #4freedomsfestival.

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 noon
TRIBUTE 4 FREEDOM℠
At 12:00 noon, Freedom of Speech and Freedom from Fear will be celebrated with a patriotic and inspiring ceremony at The Factory Point Town Green in Manchester. The community will pay tribute to the brave men and women currently serving in our military, the veterans who have fought for our country, and the war heroes who have fallen fighting for our FREEDOM.
The TRIBUTE 4 FREEDOM℠ ceremony will celebrate Vermont’s Motto of “Freedom and Unity”. The Winners of the CREATE 4 FREEDOM℠ Contest will be publicly recognized. There is no cost to attend this event.

Given Norman Rockwell’s long association with The Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scout Troops from Arlington and neighboring towns are partnering with the FESTIVAL to place over 2,000 American flags, lining the perimeter of the Factory Point Town Green.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
ARLINGTON 4 FREEDOM℠
For those seeking a festive outdoor celebration, don’t miss a chance to celebrate our local heroes with the 65th Annual Arlington Fire Company Carnival. Enjoy a Chili cook off and evening fireworks!

The Carnival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the local fire company. Venue: Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, 2018 at the Arlington Recreational Park.

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00pm
PRAY 4 FREEDOM℠The 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠ closes the weekend’s events with an interfaith ceremony at Norman Rockwell’s home and studio in West Arlington, Vermont at 1:00pm. The event brings together spiritual and religious leaders, with a non-denominational focus on Freedom of Worship. FESTIVAL organizers join regional interfaith leaders in their commitment to Grateful Hearts, community food cupboards and local food banks, by encouraging all participants to donate food, upholding Freedom from Want.
Grateful Hearts, an all-volunteer not for profit gleans produce from local farms and culled produced from grocery shelves to create meals that nourish and energize the hungry in our greater community. Meals are distributed through school backpack programs and local Community Food Cupboards. The interfaith community, concerned citizens, farmers, local businesses and not-for-profit organizations have come together to support the Grateful Hearts mission to provide local food for local hunger. In 2017, Grateful Hearts produced over 30,000 meals from food that would otherwise have gone to waste.

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 pm
PRICE FOR FREEDOM film screening
THE MILL is pleased to announce a special screening of the film, Price for Freedom, produced by Arlington resident and TONY AWARD nominee Roger Cooper at the Manchester Community Library. Price for Freedom was awarded Best Picture at the prestigious Palm Beach International Film Festival in 2017. Based on the true story and best-selling novel by Dr. Marc Benhuri, Price for Freedom depicts his attempt to counter oppression after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The film will be shown at 3:00pm in the Hunter Room. Due to limited seating, reservations are encouraged in advance. Reserve your seat on the FESTIVAL’s official website: https://www.themillvt.com/4freedomsfestival

As there is no charge for admission, donations to support THE MILL will be accepted at the door.

Time: 7/7/18 11:00am - 7/22/18 2:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont, Manchester
Jul
21
2018
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Jul
22
2018

Weekend Art Workshop: Almost Instant Gratification Sculpture Casting

Weekend Art Workshop: Almost Instant Gratification Sculpture Casting Vermont Arts 2018
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Learn in an environment surrounded by original artworks (inside and outside the studio) that were created with the techniques being taught in the workshops. All details at: https://www.lesliefry.com/workshops/.

Create plaster sculptures with simple casting techniques. No experience necessary, though the previous Plaster Sculpture workshop would be helpful for handling plaster. Temporary molds will be made of clay (also with sand and even compost), and from found objects. Multiple forms will then be cast in plaster. You’ll make several bas-reliefs (wall sculptures), and at least one free-standing sculpture made by joining cast parts together. Painting on plaster and other surface treatments will be explored during the second day.

Examples of plaster sculptures made from these techniques can be seen first-hand in the artist’s studio. You’ll experience the simplest and fastest ways to cast shapes in plaster, and the fun of having many casts to “play” with to create sculptures.

WHEN: July 21 and 22, 9:30-4:30 (or as late as you want to work on your own in the studio).

WHERE: Leslie Fry’s studio and sculpture garden at 48 Elm St., Winooski, VT.

COST: $350, materials fee $75. Limited enrollment, to secure a place register with payment by July 9. Payments may be made by either: sending a check to Leslie Fry, 48-B Elm St., Winooski, VT 05404; or with credit card by calling Leslie Fry at 802-999-5313; or by Paypal at https://www.lesliefry.com/workshops/.

Bring your own lunch, a cooler with drinks and snacks will be on hand. Minimum of 4 people, maximum 6. Everyone will have plenty of individual help.

Questions: LFry@lesliefry.com

Time: 7/21/18 9:30am - 7/22/18 4:30pm
Location: 48 Elm St., Winooski
Jul
21
2018
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Jul
22
2018

Rock River Artist Tour

Rock River Artist Tour Vermont Arts 2018
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We are a collective of 14 professional artists working in a variety of fine art and craft media. Every summer since 1993, on the 3rd weekend in July, we host the annual Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour, welcoming the public to come visit us in our beautiful Southern Vermont river valley.

Time: 7/21/18 10:00am - 7/22/18 5:00pm
Location: 387 Dover Road, South Newfane
Jul
22
2018

Marlboro Music, Concert 4

Marlboro Music, Concert 4 Vermont Arts 2018
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The New Yorker lauds Marlboro Music as "the classical world's most coveted retreat." Join us for five weeks of concerts and open rehearsals, this summer from July 14 through August 12.

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

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

Time: 7/22/18 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Persons Auditorium, 2472 South Road on the campus of Marlboro College, Marlboro
Jul
22
2018

Silent Film Series: The Artist

Silent Film Series: The Artist Vermont Arts 2018
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Tickets: $10 for an individual showing | $30 for a pass to all four films in the series

The Silent Film series spans four dates from June through September.

The Artist is a heartfelt and entertaining valentine to classic American cinema set in Hollywood during the twilight of its silent era. Love, friendship, and an exquisite story propel this feel good original film.

Runtime: 114 min.



Other Films in the Series: “Our Hospitality” with Live Accompaniment, Charlie Chaplin’s ” The Kid” with Live Piano Accompaniment, and “Blancanieves”

Performance Studio

Time: 7/22/18 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jul
22
2018

Vermont Pride Theater presents Bright Half Life

Vermont Pride Theater presents Bright Half Life Vermont Arts 2018
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Taking place over a 45-year period, this play movingly explores the stages of a relationship between two lesbians. In a non-linear way, the audience comes to understand how the women met, why they married, how they lived as a couple, and how their marriage came to end in divorce. The New Yorker described Bright Half Life as “a well-written, engaging portrayal of smart women finding themselves, and each other.”
After each performance there will be a talkback between the audience and performers, followed by a reception in the gallery.
General admission: Adults $20 in advance, $22 at the door, 3 play pass available for $50; students $15 in advance, $17 at the door
Tickets: 802-728-6464 beginning July 10, or online anytime at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 7/22/18 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Jul
1
2018
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Jul
31
2018

Jonathan D. Ebinger - Breathing Life Into Metal

Jonathan D. Ebinger - Breathing Life Into Metal Vermont Arts 2018
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On view: July 2018
Opening reception: Friday, July 13, 5:30-7:00pm

Edgewater Gallery on the Green is thrilled to announce a dynamic sculpture exhibition in the heart of Middlebury featuring the work of Jonathan D. Ebinger. Sculptures will be on view through the month of July, both on the green and in the gallery, with an reception on Friday, July 13th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Originally from New Jersey, Ebinger honed his skills with a degree in fine art from the Art Institute of Boston. He continued a rigorous study of welding techniques through an opportunity to take free welding classes while working as a union construction worker. Jonathan D. Ebinger uses a unique collection of materials consisting of stainless steel nuts, bolts,washers, and stainless steel rods. Says Ebinger, “they are not just construction materials, but rather pieces of a puzzle that I am able to fit together to create whatever kind of sculpture I can imagine. They are metal shapes; hexagons and perfect circles of all different sizes. When I bring together all of these geometric shapes, they have an intriguing and inviting look and feel.” His vivacious animal sculptures are built using a mig welder one washer at a time,from one seamless end to another rather than in sections. Ebinger’s choice of animals as his subjects stems from years of studying the human skeleton in figure drawing classes. While working in the studio he references projected images of the specific creature, glancing at the reference while welding in order to attain the most realistic pose and weight possible. His work honors a realistic expression of the musculature structure and gait of animals, as well as the soulful expressive quality of their eyes.

When asked where his work is headed, Ebinger explains “Artwork, whether it is music, painting, or sculpting, is a process of give and take. A musician can’t force notes to sound good...to make real music you have to let it happen. It’s the same thing with painters and sculptors. Van Gogh painted what he felt and let it happen. He didn’t fight it. He listened...in true art, there is more going on than what we see.”

For further information on the exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-989-7419, email (info@edgewatergallery-vt.com), or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Edgewater Gallery:
Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Monday

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

SWEET CORN: WORKS BY SCOTT ADDIS

SWEET CORN: WORKS BY SCOTT ADDIS Vermont Arts 2018
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Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury will feature recent works by master landscape painter Scott Addis in a solo show on view for the month of July, with an opening on Friday, July 13th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The title piece, “Sweet Corn,” is an 18 x 36 inch oil painting with an inviting combination of warm light and cool shadows reminiscent of a slow summer’s day.

Based in Montreal, Canada, Scott Addis frequents the Vermont landscape with his paintbrush, capturing the road less traveled, and the sprawling fields, barns, and farmhouses along the way. Originally from Pennsylvania, Addis explores the Vermont countryside with great interest, along with his ancestral roots that connect him to the area. Addis presents iconic representations of rural life with a painterly quality that offers each painting as both an image and an experience: light caught in a net of branches the moment before sunset, the heavy press of a sky about to rain, a memory of place, an open inquiry, an invitation to explore.

Addis points out that a painting can be created to send a message or to exist as a window. A message will tell you something by forcing a direction. A painting as a window offers a chance to enter into one’s own personal experience. Addis creates “a window in for people to see what they want or need to see.” As an artist it is important for Addis to emotionally feel what he is painting. By pouring his own emotion into the way the paint is handled, Addis opens the opportunity for the viewer to access their own emotional experience through his artwork.

For further information on “Sweet Corn” by Scott Addis, please call Edgewater’s Mill Street Gallery at 802.458.0098, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com

Location: Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls, Middlebury
Jul
12
2018
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Aug
4
2018

West Side Story

West Side Story Vermont Arts 2018
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The iconic American musical.
Written by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria fight to keep their forbidden love alive in this reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in 1950’s New York. One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, this production commemorates composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday and recreates Jerome Robbins’ award-winning choreography.

Details

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 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $54 - $68. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Jul
8
2018
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Aug
5
2018

Recent Work by Sculptor Ed Smith Exhibit

Recent Work by Sculptor Ed Smith Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center presents an exhibit of Recent Work by sculptor Ed Smith July 7-August 5, 2018. Mr. Smith's work in bronze and plaster uses classical imagery to explore the "mythic and heroic aspects of the Artist and man." https://www.edsmithfineart.com.

For more information, please contact The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/8/18 10:00am - 8/5/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
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1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

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

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

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Jun
28
2018
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Aug
12
2018

MGFA Feature Exhibit: Torin Porter's "DayDreams"

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Time: 6/28/18 5:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
May
26
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter Vermont Arts 2018
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Juxtaposition of Royal Academy of Art father, Michael Craig-Martin, and Vanity Fair photographer daughter, Jessica Craig-Martin, shown May 26th through Sept 3, weekends 12-5 or by appointment. Also see 12 original 1960s modern sculptures returned to the grounds after 25 years away.

Time: 5/26/18 12:00pm - 9/3/18 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

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

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

The Head of the Class

The Head of the Class Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Jul
21
2018
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Oct
20
2018

Exposed

Exposed Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Monday, July 23, 2018
Jul
23
2018
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Jul
27
2018

Sculpt Me a Story Art Camp Ages 9-12

Sculpt Me a Story Art Camp Ages 9-12 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Nine through twelve year olds will be led on a prolific tour across the world of three-dimensional art in “Sculpt Me a Story” July 23-27. https://carvingstudio.org/?p=3639. Participants will try their hand at traditional and non-traditional sculptural techniques, concepts and materials.

Time: 7/23/18 8:30am - 7/27/18 2:30pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jul
23
2018
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Jul
27
2018

Interactive + Ephemeral Art Camp

Interactive + Ephemeral Art Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

INTERACTIVE + EPHEMERAL PUBLIC ART
July 23rd-27th
Ages 9-13
9:00am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)
Inspired by the work of modern day public artists and propelled by individual values, students will work together to brainstorm and install highly collaborative ephemeral and interactive public creations within walking distance of the Art Center.
Instructor: Robyn Alvin

Time: 7/23/18 9:00am - 7/27/18 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
23
2018
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Jul
27
2018

SUMMER STOCK PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

SUMMER STOCK PERFORMING ARTS CAMP Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Sharon Groblicki and Nancy Boymer direct Pentangle Arts Summer Performing Arts Camp, with musical direction by Bob Merrill. This year’s program features songs and scenes from Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This year’s program will continue to focus on vocal technique and presentation, drama, improvisational theater, singing, and choreography. Classes are for children ages 8-16. Activities are indoors and outdoors. In addition, there will be some time allocated for swimming at the Woodstock Recreation Center– weather permitting – after lunch most days. The cost of the camp includes a $10 Camp T-Shirt and a $15 Weekly Pass to the Woodstock Recreation Center Pool.

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 28th at 1:00 pm.

FOOD: Bring your own snack, lunch and water.

DRESS: Comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement; sneakers, ballet or jazz shoes; and a swimming suit.

AGES: 8-16

Time: 7/23/18 9:30am - 7/27/18 4:00pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Woodstock
Jul
23
2018
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Jul
27
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Art In Action! Camp

Vermont Arts Exchange's Art In Action! Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 6-9, $225
Instructed by Rhonda Ratray
What kind of art potential is right here in North Bennington? We will travel the neighborhood with our artist’s eye in focus as we look at texture and create prints from relief objects ranging from carved stone to sewer covers. As we scout, we’ll look for sites in need of some artistic TLC, adding to the environment through moss graffiti and stickers, paintings and more. We’ll continue our artistic TLC by using objects in the environment to design and build our own mini golf course outside the VAE studio.

Time: 7/23/18 10:00am - 7/27/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Jul
8
2018
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Aug
5
2018

Recent Work by Sculptor Ed Smith Exhibit

Recent Work by Sculptor Ed Smith Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center presents an exhibit of Recent Work by sculptor Ed Smith July 7-August 5, 2018. Mr. Smith's work in bronze and plaster uses classical imagery to explore the "mythic and heroic aspects of the Artist and man." https://www.edsmithfineart.com.

For more information, please contact The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/8/18 10:00am - 8/5/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland