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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018 in Southern Vermont

Friday, December 14, 2018
Dec
14
2018

Sorry, but Hello Opening Reception

Sorry, but Hello Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The opening reception for Sorry, but Hello will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Castleton University Bank Gallery, located at 104 Merchants Row in Rutland.

The exhibition, created by Rutland-based painter and ceramic artist Reid Brechner, cautiously re-examines a formative body of work under the lens of place, in tandem with an exploration of newness and what it means to belong. The work, along with selected writing, represents the impossibility of disconnecting emotional affect from even the coolest, most minimal, concrete form of art creation.

Sorry, but Hello will be on display at the Castleton University Bank Gallery in Downtown Rutland from Dec. 14 through Jan. 16

Time: 12/14/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Nov
9
2018
– THRU –
Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
15
2018
– THRU –
Dec
28
2018

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Main Street Arts presents:
Seeing It Through - The Artwork of Liz Guzynski
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: November 15th through December 28th

About Liz Guzynski
I have always been entranced by the beauty and strangeness of nature, and I believe that everything is alive and that consciousness permeates the web of being.

My job as an artist is to celebrate the world’s variety, complexity and fragility. I’m driven to combine the story-telling bias of illustration with the gestural language of painting and the pure emotion of colors in order to explore the kinship between all things and beings.

I began my art journey a bit late in life. After finishing a PhD, I found that academic life was not going to satisfy my internal creative howling. On a whim, I picked up an old box of Eagle Prismacolor pencils and started messing around. I loved not only the realistic effects, but also the meditative process of building slow, beautiful layers of color. I pursued pencils diligently for several years until I won the Colored Pencil Society of America’s highest honor in 2012.

Meanwhile, colored pencil spurred me to explore other art media. While studying botanical illustration at UNC-Chapel Hill, I discovered new tools — including watercolor, acrylics and inks — with which I could describe the exquisite life forms all around me.

Then, a summer workshop in egg tempera in Alstead, NH spiraled out of control, and I found myself living in an old Victorian house in Bellows Falls, joyfully creating theatrical magic with Main Street Arts, and discovering a whole new world of natural wonderment.

My portraits of plants and animals try to capture the sense of personhood we normally grant only to humans. For example, the Chickens in the Parlor series is a light-hearted way to demonstrate the deep subjectivity of other animals. Conversely, when I paint people, I try to lend them the same dignity and wisdom that I see in chickens and other critters.

My obsession with design has a couple of other outlets: sculptural beadwork; interior decorative painting; and gardening, which allows me to work with flora and fauna in yet another dimension.

Time: 11/15/18 5:30pm - 12/28/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
24
2018
– THRU –
Jan
6
2019

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present “Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside”, showcasing recent paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. Exhibit will run through January 6. There will be an Artist Talk Saturday, December 8 at 5pm. Donald Saaf and this exhibition have been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

For over 20 years Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an interior dream place. Although some imagery in his work is personal, he is always striving for the universal. “Outside and Inside” features “mostly paintings of the community, but they’re also about the internal, invisible connections. I’m interested in memory; the memory of place and experience. The memory of walking down a street imagining the view from a birds eye view, while simultaneously seeing a house in the distance, noticing small objects on the ground and briefly experiencing other people’s lives as they pass by. It’s the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world.”

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: 11/24/18 5:00pm - 1/6/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Dec
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
16
2019

Sorry, but Hello

Sorry, but Hello Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The exhibition, created by Rutland-based painter and ceramic artist Reid Brechner, cautiously re-examines a formative body of work under the lens of place, in tandem with an exploration of newness and what it means to belong. The work, along with selected writing, represents the impossibility of disconnecting emotional affect from even the coolest, most minimal, concrete form of art creation.

“Although these works are often presented in conglomerate, I created each piece with individual intention, individual character, and I believe that they stand just as easily alone as they do together. As a result, each installation of the work is performative in nature. There is no set order or arrangement for the pieces to take. Hence, some or all of the creative activity occurs within the process of installation,” Brechner said.

Time: 12/14/18 12:00pm - 1/16/19 6:00pm
Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Dec
15
2018

The Polar Express at the Grange

The Polar Express at the Grange Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Celebrate the holidays with the classic story of The Polar Express shown on the big screen at the Grange Theatre.

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Time: 12/15/18 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
24
2018
– THRU –
Jan
6
2019

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present “Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside”, showcasing recent paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. Exhibit will run through January 6. There will be an Artist Talk Saturday, December 8 at 5pm. Donald Saaf and this exhibition have been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

For over 20 years Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an interior dream place. Although some imagery in his work is personal, he is always striving for the universal. “Outside and Inside” features “mostly paintings of the community, but they’re also about the internal, invisible connections. I’m interested in memory; the memory of place and experience. The memory of walking down a street imagining the view from a birds eye view, while simultaneously seeing a house in the distance, noticing small objects on the ground and briefly experiencing other people’s lives as they pass by. It’s the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world.”

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: 11/24/18 5:00pm - 1/6/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Dec
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
16
2019

Sorry, but Hello

Sorry, but Hello Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The exhibition, created by Rutland-based painter and ceramic artist Reid Brechner, cautiously re-examines a formative body of work under the lens of place, in tandem with an exploration of newness and what it means to belong. The work, along with selected writing, represents the impossibility of disconnecting emotional affect from even the coolest, most minimal, concrete form of art creation.

“Although these works are often presented in conglomerate, I created each piece with individual intention, individual character, and I believe that they stand just as easily alone as they do together. As a result, each installation of the work is performative in nature. There is no set order or arrangement for the pieces to take. Hence, some or all of the creative activity occurs within the process of installation,” Brechner said.

Time: 12/14/18 12:00pm - 1/16/19 6:00pm
Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
24
2018
– THRU –
Jan
6
2019

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present “Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside”, showcasing recent paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. Exhibit will run through January 6. There will be an Artist Talk Saturday, December 8 at 5pm. Donald Saaf and this exhibition have been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

For over 20 years Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an interior dream place. Although some imagery in his work is personal, he is always striving for the universal. “Outside and Inside” features “mostly paintings of the community, but they’re also about the internal, invisible connections. I’m interested in memory; the memory of place and experience. The memory of walking down a street imagining the view from a birds eye view, while simultaneously seeing a house in the distance, noticing small objects on the ground and briefly experiencing other people’s lives as they pass by. It’s the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world.”

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: 11/24/18 5:00pm - 1/6/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Monday, December 17, 2018
Dec
3
2018
– THRU –
Dec
17
2018

Muse Speak

Muse Speak Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

One of the most fascinating elements of art, a creative studio, and an artistic process is the notion of inspiration as an intrical and sometimes mysterious part of the process. Where does inspiration come from? The ancient Greeks thought inspiration came from the “Muses”. Throughout time, inspiration has been known to come from dreams, waking visions, or even Gods and Goddesses. In this workshop we will investigate, explore, share and delve into the fascinating realm of inspiration and the speech of the Muses. All creative and creative, curious souls welcome. Cost: $60

Time: 12/3/18 5:30pm - 12/17/18 7:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Nov
9
2018
– THRU –
Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
15
2018
– THRU –
Dec
28
2018

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Main Street Arts presents:
Seeing It Through - The Artwork of Liz Guzynski
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: November 15th through December 28th

About Liz Guzynski
I have always been entranced by the beauty and strangeness of nature, and I believe that everything is alive and that consciousness permeates the web of being.

My job as an artist is to celebrate the world’s variety, complexity and fragility. I’m driven to combine the story-telling bias of illustration with the gestural language of painting and the pure emotion of colors in order to explore the kinship between all things and beings.

I began my art journey a bit late in life. After finishing a PhD, I found that academic life was not going to satisfy my internal creative howling. On a whim, I picked up an old box of Eagle Prismacolor pencils and started messing around. I loved not only the realistic effects, but also the meditative process of building slow, beautiful layers of color. I pursued pencils diligently for several years until I won the Colored Pencil Society of America’s highest honor in 2012.

Meanwhile, colored pencil spurred me to explore other art media. While studying botanical illustration at UNC-Chapel Hill, I discovered new tools — including watercolor, acrylics and inks — with which I could describe the exquisite life forms all around me.

Then, a summer workshop in egg tempera in Alstead, NH spiraled out of control, and I found myself living in an old Victorian house in Bellows Falls, joyfully creating theatrical magic with Main Street Arts, and discovering a whole new world of natural wonderment.

My portraits of plants and animals try to capture the sense of personhood we normally grant only to humans. For example, the Chickens in the Parlor series is a light-hearted way to demonstrate the deep subjectivity of other animals. Conversely, when I paint people, I try to lend them the same dignity and wisdom that I see in chickens and other critters.

My obsession with design has a couple of other outlets: sculptural beadwork; interior decorative painting; and gardening, which allows me to work with flora and fauna in yet another dimension.

Time: 11/15/18 5:30pm - 12/28/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
24
2018
– THRU –
Jan
6
2019

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present “Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside”, showcasing recent paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. Exhibit will run through January 6. There will be an Artist Talk Saturday, December 8 at 5pm. Donald Saaf and this exhibition have been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

For over 20 years Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an interior dream place. Although some imagery in his work is personal, he is always striving for the universal. “Outside and Inside” features “mostly paintings of the community, but they’re also about the internal, invisible connections. I’m interested in memory; the memory of place and experience. The memory of walking down a street imagining the view from a birds eye view, while simultaneously seeing a house in the distance, noticing small objects on the ground and briefly experiencing other people’s lives as they pass by. It’s the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world.”

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: 11/24/18 5:00pm - 1/6/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Nov
9
2018
– THRU –
Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
15
2018
– THRU –
Dec
28
2018

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Main Street Arts presents:
Seeing It Through - The Artwork of Liz Guzynski
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: November 15th through December 28th

About Liz Guzynski
I have always been entranced by the beauty and strangeness of nature, and I believe that everything is alive and that consciousness permeates the web of being.

My job as an artist is to celebrate the world’s variety, complexity and fragility. I’m driven to combine the story-telling bias of illustration with the gestural language of painting and the pure emotion of colors in order to explore the kinship between all things and beings.

I began my art journey a bit late in life. After finishing a PhD, I found that academic life was not going to satisfy my internal creative howling. On a whim, I picked up an old box of Eagle Prismacolor pencils and started messing around. I loved not only the realistic effects, but also the meditative process of building slow, beautiful layers of color. I pursued pencils diligently for several years until I won the Colored Pencil Society of America’s highest honor in 2012.

Meanwhile, colored pencil spurred me to explore other art media. While studying botanical illustration at UNC-Chapel Hill, I discovered new tools — including watercolor, acrylics and inks — with which I could describe the exquisite life forms all around me.

Then, a summer workshop in egg tempera in Alstead, NH spiraled out of control, and I found myself living in an old Victorian house in Bellows Falls, joyfully creating theatrical magic with Main Street Arts, and discovering a whole new world of natural wonderment.

My portraits of plants and animals try to capture the sense of personhood we normally grant only to humans. For example, the Chickens in the Parlor series is a light-hearted way to demonstrate the deep subjectivity of other animals. Conversely, when I paint people, I try to lend them the same dignity and wisdom that I see in chickens and other critters.

My obsession with design has a couple of other outlets: sculptural beadwork; interior decorative painting; and gardening, which allows me to work with flora and fauna in yet another dimension.

Time: 11/15/18 5:30pm - 12/28/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction