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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018 in Southern Vermont

Sunday, June 24, 2018
May
12
2018
– THRU –
Jun
24
2018

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

May 12- June 24: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature sculptor Bruce Campbell’s “Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture”. An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-8pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm.

Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

In 1976 Campbell was fascinated by the Whitney Museum retrospective exhibition, “Calder’s Universe”, which invited Campbell to experiment with wires joined and twisted into imaginative shapes, suggesting an art form which defines and controls space through three-dimensional line drawing.

“My ideas for kinetic sculpture usually begin as a question. For example, how can I show a certain concept of the universe? They attempt to illustrate, in the simplest way possible, conditions and events of the natural world. In showing a falling star, a lunar eclipse, or a rainstorm, I am trying to represent, in minimalist and transparent form, my perception of the universe - how the universe might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, and basic mechanics.” Visually stunning and interactively entertaining, Campbell’s kinetic sculptures illuminate/illustrate the dynamic relationships of phonomenal elements in the natural and celestial world, bridging physics, mechanics and aesthetics to create treasured pieces of pure wonderment.

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

Time: 5/12/18 5:00pm - 6/24/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Jun
24
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Presents: the Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter

Oldcastle Theatre Presents: the Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Two Show on June 24: 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Runs June 15 - 24
The Almost True & Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter
• The captivating novel by Herman Melville has been transformed into a rollicking play by Joe Bravaco and Larry Rosler. Join young Israel as he goes from a small New England town to the American Revolution to motherland England and back again. Along the way he meets historical figures, falls in love, fights the British, becomes a spy, escapes imminent death a few times and sings a few songs.

Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
May
4
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. This new collection of paintings titled Head In The Clouds” runs May 4 through June 26. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM.

Time: 5/4/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

WEST RUTLAND, VT- Hinging on the tensions between truth and fiction that inform our understanding of history, the sculpture of Darryl Lauster investigates the American past and present. "For the Time Being," an exhibition featuring recent works in marble and bronze by the Texas artist, will be on display at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center June 9-30, 2018. https://www.darryllauster.com/

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Annual Members’ Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the Annual Members’ Exhibition, June 9-30, 2018 at the Gallery, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter.

For more information: (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
14
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The beloved novel set to music.
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

Anne Shirley, a spunky, red-headed orphan, is sent to live with a farmer and his sister on Prince Edward Island. The only problem? They thought they were adopting a boy. Follow Anne’s adventures (and misadventures!) as she discovers the meaning of home in this adaptation of the beloved novel by L.M Montgomery, with music and lyrics by Broadway’s Cryer and Ford.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 4:00pm 
Saturday June 16 at 1:00pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour

Ticket Price: $20 for adults. $10 for children. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/14/18 4:00pm - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler at Dorset Theatre Festival

Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler at Dorset Theatre Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A laugh-till-you-cry comedy for anyone who’s ever known a baby. Jessie can’t find any Mom Friends in her new Long Island neighborhood until she and larger-than-life Lina start sneaking out for coffee between their duplexes during nap times. When a wealthy neighbor comes down from the hill overlooking their hangout, the sleep-deprived comedy of new parenthood shows a different side of itself. CRY IT OUT is an honestly absurd look at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.

Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset
Monday, June 25, 2018
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Annual Members’ Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the Annual Members’ Exhibition, June 9-30, 2018 at the Gallery, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter.

For more information: (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

WEST RUTLAND, VT- Hinging on the tensions between truth and fiction that inform our understanding of history, the sculpture of Darryl Lauster investigates the American past and present. "For the Time Being," an exhibition featuring recent works in marble and bronze by the Texas artist, will be on display at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center June 9-30, 2018. https://www.darryllauster.com/

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

WEST RUTLAND, VT- Hinging on the tensions between truth and fiction that inform our understanding of history, the sculpture of Darryl Lauster investigates the American past and present. "For the Time Being," an exhibition featuring recent works in marble and bronze by the Texas artist, will be on display at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center June 9-30, 2018. https://www.darryllauster.com/

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Annual Members’ Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the Annual Members’ Exhibition, June 9-30, 2018 at the Gallery, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter.

For more information: (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
14
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The beloved novel set to music.
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

Anne Shirley, a spunky, red-headed orphan, is sent to live with a farmer and his sister on Prince Edward Island. The only problem? They thought they were adopting a boy. Follow Anne’s adventures (and misadventures!) as she discovers the meaning of home in this adaptation of the beloved novel by L.M Montgomery, with music and lyrics by Broadway’s Cryer and Ford.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 4:00pm 
Saturday June 16 at 1:00pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour

Ticket Price: $20 for adults. $10 for children. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/14/18 4:00pm - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jul
7
2018

Our Town

Our Town Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A fresh look at a timeless classic.
Written by Thornton Wilder

In the small town of Grover’s Corners, ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. This simple yet profound story of a community, brought to life by Thornton Wilder’s singular voice, allows us to contemplate life, death and the meaning of it all. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Details
Run Time: Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $49 - $60. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/21/18 7:30pm - 7/7/18 10:30pm
Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Jun
26
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

Xavier Cortada Exhibit: Water Paintings, Epoch & Native Flags

Xavier Cortada Exhibit: Water Paintings, Epoch & Native Flags Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us as we welcome Cuban-American, Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada to the Gallery as part of our Cuban Cultural Festival. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm

Time: 6/26/18 11:00am - 7/14/18 7:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
May
4
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. This new collection of paintings titled Head In The Clouds” runs May 4 through June 26. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM.

Time: 5/4/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

WEST RUTLAND, VT- Hinging on the tensions between truth and fiction that inform our understanding of history, the sculpture of Darryl Lauster investigates the American past and present. "For the Time Being," an exhibition featuring recent works in marble and bronze by the Texas artist, will be on display at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center June 9-30, 2018. https://www.darryllauster.com/

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
10
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Annual Members’ Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the Annual Members’ Exhibition, June 9-30, 2018 at the Gallery, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter.

For more information: (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
14
2018
– THRU –
Jun
30
2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The beloved novel set to music.
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

Anne Shirley, a spunky, red-headed orphan, is sent to live with a farmer and his sister on Prince Edward Island. The only problem? They thought they were adopting a boy. Follow Anne’s adventures (and misadventures!) as she discovers the meaning of home in this adaptation of the beloved novel by L.M Montgomery, with music and lyrics by Broadway’s Cryer and Ford.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 4:00pm 
Saturday June 16 at 1:00pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour

Ticket Price: $20 for adults. $10 for children. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/14/18 4:00pm - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jul
7
2018

Our Town

Our Town Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A fresh look at a timeless classic.
Written by Thornton Wilder

In the small town of Grover’s Corners, ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. This simple yet profound story of a community, brought to life by Thornton Wilder’s singular voice, allows us to contemplate life, death and the meaning of it all. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Details
Run Time: Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $49 - $60. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/21/18 7:30pm - 7/7/18 10:30pm
Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler at Dorset Theatre Festival

Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler at Dorset Theatre Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A laugh-till-you-cry comedy for anyone who’s ever known a baby. Jessie can’t find any Mom Friends in her new Long Island neighborhood until she and larger-than-life Lina start sneaking out for coffee between their duplexes during nap times. When a wealthy neighbor comes down from the hill overlooking their hangout, the sleep-deprived comedy of new parenthood shows a different side of itself. CRY IT OUT is an honestly absurd look at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.

Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset
Jun
26
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

Xavier Cortada Exhibit: Water Paintings, Epoch & Native Flags

Xavier Cortada Exhibit: Water Paintings, Epoch & Native Flags Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us as we welcome Cuban-American, Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada to the Gallery as part of our Cuban Cultural Festival. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm

Time: 6/26/18 11:00am - 7/14/18 7:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Jun
28
2018

INTERPLAY JAZZ ART IN THE PARK

INTERPLAY JAZZ ART IN THE PARK Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join Interplay Jazz & Arts students and faculty as we turn the Woodstock History Center Back Lawn into an All-American music concert & interactive art party! This event is also the kick-off of Pentangle Arts Council Brown Bag series that has been providing music for the community for over 35 years. Jazz is an improvisational music so we also invite you to create some artwork to the music. Materials, tables, paper and paints will be provided or bring your own sketchpad to capture the music on paper. Artwork will be displayed at the Jazz Festival day on Saturday July 1st. Bring a chair and picnic dinner.
*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*

For 10 years Interplay Jazz and Arts brown bag concert has kicked off the series. Past years included jazz combos, big band and gospel choirs. Interplay Jazz & Arts was founded in 1996 by Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown, and since then it has inspired musicians of all ages from around the world.

Time: 6/28/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Woodstock History Center Back Lawn, Woodstock
Jun
28
2018

Young Artists Program Concert

Young Artists Program Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Young Artists Program concerts explore repertoire ranging from the Classical period to the 21st Century, with premiere performances of new works composed during the program by participant composers in collaboration with their performer colleagues. New works by YAP composers, plus works by Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Cage, Mendelssohn, and Schubert.

Time: 6/28/18 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Big Barn, 49 Main Street, Putney