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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018 in Southern Vermont

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Aug
15
2018

Artist in Residence Talk by Evan Morse

Artist in Residence Talk by Evan Morse Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The marble sculpture of Revolutionary war hero Ann Story is taking shape under the capable hands of Evan Morse, Artist in Residence at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. The carving will be part of the Downtown Rutland Sculpture Trail.

Evan Morse will discuss his work and the challenges presented by large scale sculpture in an Artists Talk on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 PM. The event at 636 Marble Street, West Rutland is free and open to the public. Support for the memorial is being provided by the Costello family, Vermont Quarries, Green Mountain Power and MKF Properties. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097.

Time: 8/15/18 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Matthew Perry
This week we take risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual comfort zones. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with the elements. All the while making fires, sharpening axes and discovering unchartered water. A blacksmith forge will be set up for those who wish to bang some steel and create. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as visits from the State Police, Bennington EMTs and the North Bennington Volunteer Fire Department…all invited of course! Last year we dropped a TV from twenty-foot tree, this year, what will it be?

Time: 8/13/18 10:00am - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Arts, Crafts and Games

Arts, Crafts and Games Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Arts, Crafts and Games with JoAnne Russo and Bradie Harris
Mon. - Fri. August 13-17 (5 days)
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages 6-11
$120 Scholarships Available

Join us for a fun week of arts, crafts and games. Unleash your creativity and explore all sorts of exciting projects. We will draw, sculpt, design, explore outdoors, sing songs and play games. Activities such as sun prints, paper mache, fairy houses, make journals and other creative crafts will make time fly! We'll spend time both indoors and out.

Time: 8/13/18 1:00pm - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Aug
10
2018
– THRU –
Aug
19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

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

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

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

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit

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

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

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

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

Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 25th

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

Time: 7/27/18 5:30pm - 8/25/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Aug
9
2018
– THRU –
Aug
25
2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

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

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

Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Aug
2
2018
– THRU –
Aug
26
2018

A Doll's House Part 2

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

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

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


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 8/5/18 2:00pm - 8/27/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
Aug
9
2018
– THRU –
Sep
2
2018

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

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

Details

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

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

Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Matthew Perry
This week we take risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual comfort zones. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with the elements. All the while making fires, sharpening axes and discovering unchartered water. A blacksmith forge will be set up for those who wish to bang some steel and create. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as visits from the State Police, Bennington EMTs and the North Bennington Volunteer Fire Department…all invited of course! Last year we dropped a TV from twenty-foot tree, this year, what will it be?

Time: 8/13/18 10:00am - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Arts, Crafts and Games

Arts, Crafts and Games Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Arts, Crafts and Games with JoAnne Russo and Bradie Harris
Mon. - Fri. August 13-17 (5 days)
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages 6-11
$120 Scholarships Available

Join us for a fun week of arts, crafts and games. Unleash your creativity and explore all sorts of exciting projects. We will draw, sculpt, design, explore outdoors, sing songs and play games. Activities such as sun prints, paper mache, fairy houses, make journals and other creative crafts will make time fly! We'll spend time both indoors and out.

Time: 8/13/18 1:00pm - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Aug
10
2018
– THRU –
Aug
19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

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

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

Time: 8/10/18 7:30pm - 8/19/18 9:30pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Aug
11
2018
– THRU –
Aug
19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

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

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

Time: 8/11/18 2:00pm - 8/19/18 4:00pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Jul
27
2018
– THRU –
Aug
25
2018

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit

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

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

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

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

Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 25th

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

Time: 7/27/18 5:30pm - 8/25/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Aug
9
2018
– THRU –
Aug
25
2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

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

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

Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Aug
2
2018
– THRU –
Aug
26
2018

A Doll's House Part 2

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

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

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


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 8/5/18 2:00pm - 8/27/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
Aug
16
2018
– THRU –
Sep
30
2018

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices"

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present "Voices", a selection of Zea Mays printmakers. "Voices" will feature selected work by Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Multiple printmaking techniques utilized by the artists include monotype, collagraph, drypoint, etching and woodcut. The exhibition opens Thursday, August 16 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, August 18, 5 - 7pm. An Artist Talk will take place Saturday, August 25 at 5pm.

Sweet corn (Zea Mays) has the ability to extract toxins from the soil. Zea Mays Printmaking, located in Florence, Massachusetts, is a professional studio, gallery, and research center and educational facility dedicated to safe and sustainable printmaking practices. The center stands as an international leader in the research and application of environmentally sustainable printmaking. The facility houses 6000 sq. feet of printmaking studios, and offers workshops, residencies, internships, artist mentorships and contract printing services to an international community of artists.

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

Time: 8/16/18 5:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Friday, August 17, 2018
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Matthew Perry
This week we take risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual comfort zones. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with the elements. All the while making fires, sharpening axes and discovering unchartered water. A blacksmith forge will be set up for those who wish to bang some steel and create. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as visits from the State Police, Bennington EMTs and the North Bennington Volunteer Fire Department…all invited of course! Last year we dropped a TV from twenty-foot tree, this year, what will it be?

Time: 8/13/18 10:00am - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Arts, Crafts and Games

Arts, Crafts and Games Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Arts, Crafts and Games with JoAnne Russo and Bradie Harris
Mon. - Fri. August 13-17 (5 days)
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages 6-11
$120 Scholarships Available

Join us for a fun week of arts, crafts and games. Unleash your creativity and explore all sorts of exciting projects. We will draw, sculpt, design, explore outdoors, sing songs and play games. Activities such as sun prints, paper mache, fairy houses, make journals and other creative crafts will make time fly! We'll spend time both indoors and out.

Time: 8/13/18 1:00pm - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Aug
17
2018

Sabouyouma Afro-Funk Concert

Sabouyouma Afro-Funk Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*

Master Ballafonist, Ousmane Camara leads Sabouyouma (Pronounced sah-boo-yoo-MAH), as they take listeners on a cultural journey to West Africa, to the roots of jazz , funk and, blues. Sabouyouma is a high energy 7-piece polyrhythmic groove machine that formed through ongoing musical relationships in Burlington, Vermont’s vibrant West-African dance and drumming scene. Sabouyouma is led by Guinean-born Ousmane Camara: the band’s front man, composer, and master Balafonist (the Balafon is a West-African marimba). In 2017 Sabouyouma opened for nationally touring acts like Xenia Rubinos (Brooklyn), Polyrhythmics (Seattle), Ikebe Shakedown (Brooklyn), and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (Asheville, North Carolina), and has performed at music festivals that have become staples of the Vermont music scene: Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, Waking Windows, and The Manifestivus. Ousmane Camara is a 6th generation Griot: Historically, in West Africa, Griots passed messages from the king throughout the kingdom before pen and paper. Griots continue to play an important role in Africa today as poets, musicians, singers, and historians, preserving their ancient traditions through song. At the age of seven, Ousmane left his family’s home to go live with his teacher, Djeli Sana Camara. He would study and play balafon with his teacher for the next fifteen years. Ousmane continued to play throughout Guinea and traveled through nine other African countries. He has subsequently taught students from around the world.

Traditional West African Rhythms, Funk, Reggae, Blues, Jazz

Time: 8/17/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Woodstock History Center Back Lawn, Woodstock
Aug
10
2018
– THRU –
Aug
19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

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

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

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

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit

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

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

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

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

Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 25th

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

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