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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018 in Southern Vermont

Wednesday, May 30, 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
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
Thursday, May 31, 2018
May
31
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

JAG Productions is pleased to present Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.

It’s 1959 and jazz legend Billie Holiday is playing a seedy bar in Philadelphia. It will be one of her last performances. As she shares stories about her stormy personal life, her battle with addiction and her ground-breaking vocal style, she also, of course, sings.

Showings
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: The Grange Theatre, 65 Stage Road, North Pomfret
Apr
28
2018
– THRU –
Jun
9
2018

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This solo exhibition is a collection of artwork that spans the last few years of Nina Dubois’ life: an alchemy of flash poetry, paint and reclaimed materials. Working in a variety of mediums, she investigates history, text, and place, from the real and imagined to personal and political. Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. She graduated from Goddard College with a B.A. in Arts Education and teaches at a therapeutic high school in Poultney, Vermont.

Time: 4/28/18 12:00pm - 6/9/18 6:00pm
Location: CU Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Center Rutland
May
18
2018
– THRU –
Jun
9
2018

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A special ceramics exhibit at the ArtisTree Gallery featuring the work of Fiona Davis, Deborah Goodwin and Amanda Ann Palmer. Opening reception on Friday, May 18th at 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 4 pm

Time: 5/18/18 5:30pm - 6/9/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Apr
2
2018
– THRU –
Jun
15
2018

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Curated by Dian Parker

These recent prints of Betsey Garand represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. The colors are layered biomorphic and geometric shapes, combining delicate nuances with accents of vibrancy and transparency. Garand uses a combination of techniques; woodcut, monotype, pochôir, spit-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and à la poupée. The prints create the luscious varieties of form, color, and change inherent in nature. These works are fluid, amorphic, richly colored, and intensely dynamic.

Betsey Garand is presently Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College in the Department of Art and the History of Art, where she is head of printmaking. Garand has shown in many exhibitions and in numerous public and private art collections; Dadapost Gallery-Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Arkansas Arts Center; Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku-Japan; Art Museum of Estonia. Awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and fellowships at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the MacDowell Colony.

Time: 4/2/18 10:00am - 6/15/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Apr
6
2018
– THRU –
Jun
16
2018

'Barn Art'

'Barn Art' Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many barns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history. The Compass Music and Arts Center’s new exhibit ‘Barn Art’ is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Time: 4/6/18 10:00am - 6/16/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
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
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
Friday, June 1, 2018
Jun
1
2018

Dorset Playhouse Celebrates 90 Years of Community Theater

Dorset Playhouse Celebrates 90 Years of Community Theater Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Please join us in celebrating this milestone achievement at the Dorset Inn on Friday, June 1st..

The evening starts at 6:00PM with music and entertainment during the appetizer hour. There will be an assortment of mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres as you survey the items offered for auction. The five- course dinner continues with soup, salad, filet mignon and lobster ravioli, vegetable and potato, a vegetarian option/ gluten free or other dietary accommodations and beer and wine throughout the evening. The event will conclude with a dessert buffet and special performances. All this is yours for $100 pp. Seating is limited, call 802-867-5570 X2 to purchase tickets and reserve you seats. We encourage you to attend this special event to support us in our efforts to complete needed repairs to update and maintain the building. If you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation to our building fund at dorsetplayers.org.

Time: 6/1/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Dorset Inn, Dorset
Jun
1
2018

Dorset Players Celebrate 90 Years of Theater

Dorset Players Celebrate 90 Years of Theater Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Please join us at 6:00pm on Friday June 1st for an elegant evening of food, music and an auction at the Dorset Inn. Indulge yourself with a delectable assortment of appetizers, a five-course dinner with soup, salad, filet mignon and lobster ravioli, vegetable and potato, a vegetarian/gluten option, dessert bar and wine and beer throughout the evening. Live entertainment to delight you and fantastic auction items to tempt you. All this is yours for $100 PP. Seating is limited. Tickets are going fast. Call 867-5570 X 2 for reservations. Invite a friend! All proceeds go to maintenance for the Playhouse.

Location: The Dorset Inn, Dorset
May
31
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

JAG Productions is pleased to present Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.

It’s 1959 and jazz legend Billie Holiday is playing a seedy bar in Philadelphia. It will be one of her last performances. As she shares stories about her stormy personal life, her battle with addiction and her ground-breaking vocal style, she also, of course, sings.

Showings
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: The Grange Theatre, 65 Stage Road, North Pomfret
Jun
1
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

We'll cover all your favorite aspects of singing with the instrument from arrangements to song choice. Singing with the harp, or accompanying yourself singing is very different from playing solo pieces or from accompanying other musicians or singers.


Naturally it calls for a different approach. This workshop will serve to look at the unique aspects of self accompaniment and keeping it simple.


We'll focus on old beautiful airs from the tradition that are very suitable for meditative music. Interestingly many of them were written on or widely played by the harpers of old.


We'll also touch on combining your personal meditation practice and how to carry that forward into playing for others.


This workshop is also suitable for healing practitioners who play at the bedside.


If there's any more beautiful music in the world than Irish and Celtic airs, I've yet to hear it. We'll dig into the deepest treasures of the tradition by unearthing Ireland and Scotland's most beautiful airs. For me, there's no greater joy than playing airs that were written for the harp, often by harpers and I can't wait to share that with you!


This is the music a harpist can really make his or her own through self-expression and it's the best way I know to find your true harp "voice."

Time: 6/1/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Apr
28
2018
– THRU –
Jun
9
2018

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This solo exhibition is a collection of artwork that spans the last few years of Nina Dubois’ life: an alchemy of flash poetry, paint and reclaimed materials. Working in a variety of mediums, she investigates history, text, and place, from the real and imagined to personal and political. Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. She graduated from Goddard College with a B.A. in Arts Education and teaches at a therapeutic high school in Poultney, Vermont.

Time: 4/28/18 12:00pm - 6/9/18 6:00pm
Location: CU Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Center Rutland
May
18
2018
– THRU –
Jun
9
2018

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A special ceramics exhibit at the ArtisTree Gallery featuring the work of Fiona Davis, Deborah Goodwin and Amanda Ann Palmer. Opening reception on Friday, May 18th at 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 4 pm

Time: 5/18/18 5:30pm - 6/9/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Apr
2
2018
– THRU –
Jun
15
2018

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Curated by Dian Parker

These recent prints of Betsey Garand represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. The colors are layered biomorphic and geometric shapes, combining delicate nuances with accents of vibrancy and transparency. Garand uses a combination of techniques; woodcut, monotype, pochôir, spit-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and à la poupée. The prints create the luscious varieties of form, color, and change inherent in nature. These works are fluid, amorphic, richly colored, and intensely dynamic.

Betsey Garand is presently Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College in the Department of Art and the History of Art, where she is head of printmaking. Garand has shown in many exhibitions and in numerous public and private art collections; Dadapost Gallery-Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Arkansas Arts Center; Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku-Japan; Art Museum of Estonia. Awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and fellowships at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the MacDowell Colony.

Time: 4/2/18 10:00am - 6/15/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Apr
6
2018
– THRU –
Jun
16
2018

'Barn Art'

'Barn Art' Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many barns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history. The Compass Music and Arts Center’s new exhibit ‘Barn Art’ is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Time: 4/6/18 10:00am - 6/16/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
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
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
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Jun
2
2018

ART SEED at Marble House Project

ART SEED at Marble House Project Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A community event featuring work from our Session Two artists in residence including performance, open studios, and readings. Performances begin in the barn promptly at 2pm, open studios to follow. Marble House Project is a multidisciplinary artist residency fostering sustainability, community, and collaboration.

Session Two Artists:
Zaina Alsous, poetry
Erica Berry, nonfiction
Maya Erdelyi, film & video
Michael Harrison, music & composition
Benjamin Heller, visual arts
Francisco Vazquez Murillo, visual arts
Paul Singh, dance & choreography

Free and open to the public, more information at www.marblehouseproject.org | @marblehouseproject
1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, VT 05251

Image: Maya Erdelyi, Pareidolia, cut-paper stop-motion puppet, 2012, 18 x 24

Time: 6/2/18 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Marble House Project, Dorset
Jun
2
2018

Caroline Cotter at Brandon Music

Caroline Cotter at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Cotter is currently touring to support her second major release, ‘Home on The River’, which No Depression calls “sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another.” Brought to life by vivid, thoughtful lyrics and Cotter's honeyed soprano, the tunes are lightly tinged with raw emotion and brimming with honest, soul-searching expression. “My music is my honest expression of myself, reaching out to a world who I hope to connect with,” she says. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 6/2/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
May
31
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

JAG Productions is pleased to present Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.

It’s 1959 and jazz legend Billie Holiday is playing a seedy bar in Philadelphia. It will be one of her last performances. As she shares stories about her stormy personal life, her battle with addiction and her ground-breaking vocal style, she also, of course, sings.

Showings
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: The Grange Theatre, 65 Stage Road, North Pomfret
Jun
1
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

We'll cover all your favorite aspects of singing with the instrument from arrangements to song choice. Singing with the harp, or accompanying yourself singing is very different from playing solo pieces or from accompanying other musicians or singers.


Naturally it calls for a different approach. This workshop will serve to look at the unique aspects of self accompaniment and keeping it simple.


We'll focus on old beautiful airs from the tradition that are very suitable for meditative music. Interestingly many of them were written on or widely played by the harpers of old.


We'll also touch on combining your personal meditation practice and how to carry that forward into playing for others.


This workshop is also suitable for healing practitioners who play at the bedside.


If there's any more beautiful music in the world than Irish and Celtic airs, I've yet to hear it. We'll dig into the deepest treasures of the tradition by unearthing Ireland and Scotland's most beautiful airs. For me, there's no greater joy than playing airs that were written for the harp, often by harpers and I can't wait to share that with you!


This is the music a harpist can really make his or her own through self-expression and it's the best way I know to find your true harp "voice."

Time: 6/1/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Apr
28
2018
– THRU –
Jun
9
2018

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This solo exhibition is a collection of artwork that spans the last few years of Nina Dubois’ life: an alchemy of flash poetry, paint and reclaimed materials. Working in a variety of mediums, she investigates history, text, and place, from the real and imagined to personal and political. Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. She graduated from Goddard College with a B.A. in Arts Education and teaches at a therapeutic high school in Poultney, Vermont.

Time: 4/28/18 12:00pm - 6/9/18 6:00pm
Location: CU Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Center Rutland
May
18
2018
– THRU –
Jun
9
2018

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A special ceramics exhibit at the ArtisTree Gallery featuring the work of Fiona Davis, Deborah Goodwin and Amanda Ann Palmer. Opening reception on Friday, May 18th at 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 4 pm

Time: 5/18/18 5:30pm - 6/9/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret