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Arts Calendar: Vermont Arts 2018 in Statewide

Friday, May 25, 2018
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Free.

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

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

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

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

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Saturday, May 26, 2018
May
18
2018
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May
26
2018

Weston Playhouse First Annual New Works Festival

Weston Playhouse First Annual New Works Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Weston’s First Annual New Works Festival is a two-week celebration of nationally recognized artists creating new work at varying stages of development. The first year series includes Steppenwolf actor/writer Molly Regan's one-woman play "The Accidental Curator," presented in a fully staged workshop production following development at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre and Chicago's Steppenwolf. Award-winning theatre writer Kait Kerrigan's "Father/Daughter" will receive its first ever public reading, and artist/activist Judith Sloan's "Yo Miss!," developed in part at a Weston Artists Retreat, will take its next leap in a full onstage reading.

Festival Passholders receive discounts, guaranteed seats for the readings, and an invitation to an evening of selections from our Young Playwrights program in which teaching artists mentor local students to find their voice in original short plays. Visit westonplayhouse.org for the full schedule, details about each project, and ticket information.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
May
26
2018

Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival

Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Downtown Bennington transforms into a festival of arts, crafts, activities, food, & entertainment. In 2018 there will be over 120 crafters and artisans from throughout New England featuring handmade crafts of wood, pottery, glass, metal, fabric, jewelry, and more. As always, School Street will be lined with ethnic treats including Indian, German, Thai, and American. You’ll also find favorites such as fried dough, gourmet seafood, wood fired pizza, BBQ, blooming onions, ice cream, and more!

Mayfest isn’t just for adults though; there are lots of kid’s activities, contests, and games. A dunking booth, the 4-H shooting range, the Trustco Bank bouncy house, face painting, and more also add to the fun.

Downtown Bennington may be host to over 120 vendors during Mayfest, but the best part is that it also boasts over 45 great shops as well. The Village Chocolate Shoppe, Bennington Bookshop, Jay’s Art Shop and Frame Gallery, and South Street Café just to name a few. Downtown Bennington is also home to over 15 restaurants.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Bennington, Bennington
May
24
2018
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May
27
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
Sunday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: The Engine Room, 188 South Main St., White River Junction
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Spring Open Studio Weekend at Claire Payne Studios

Spring Open Studio Weekend at Claire Payne Studios Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Claire Payne Studios is participating in this years spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend and we are featuring the artwork of 3 Vermont Artists. Take a break for your normal routine and visit our Studio which is located in a restored post and beam barn. Come for the art, or come for the architecture, or just come just for the nice spring scenery, but please do stop by and see our little venue has to offer. You won't regret it!

Time: 5/26/18 1:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 4787 Ethan Allen Highway, Saint Albans
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open Studio Weekend at May Day Studio

Open Studio Weekend at May Day Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

May Day Studio is Vermont's only working letterpress print shop--come visit us during Open Studio Weekend and check out our hardworking 100+ year-old printing presses, and even print your own keepsake!

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 190 River Street, Montpelier
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Mosaics Spring Open Studio

Vermont Mosaics Spring Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Stop by to visit the Vermont Mosaics studio and see some original designed, sparkling mosaics made from hand-cut stained glass and ceramic tile, old jewelry, beads, mirrors and other found objects.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Mosaics Studio, 82 Country Drive, Guilford
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Watercolors - Flowers, Landscapes, Still Life
by Kim Eng Yeo
The artist will do a short demonstration of basic watercolor techniques during the Open Studio.
Paintings as well as Giclees,Prints and Cards are available for sale.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 628 Peaked Mountain Rd., Studio #109 on tour map, Townshend
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Caryn King Open Studio

Caryn King Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Visit my painting studio. You might be greeted by my pet chickens, dogs, and cats or even grandchildren - you never know. All are kind and we welcome opportunity to share my work along with talk about animals and painting.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: South Newfane, Statewide
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Angie Follensbee-Hall, Mixed Media Arts Open Studio

Angie Follensbee-Hall, Mixed Media Arts Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As part of the Vermont Craft Council Open Studio tour, mixed media artist Angie Follensbee-Hall will be demonstrating and showcasing her artwork of handmade paper, mixed media, and fiber work.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:30pm
Location: 1383 Route 44, Brownsville
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Martha Beauchamp Open Studio Tour

Martha Beauchamp Open Studio Tour Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As part of the Vermont Crafts Council 2018 Open Studio Tour, Martha Beauchamp invites visitors to come by and see her fabric art process. A variety of pieces from animals to vegetables, landscapes to covered bridges, will be on display.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 117 Corey Drive, North Bennington
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open Studio Greg Moschetti

Open Studio Greg Moschetti Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Open studio in a beautiful setting overlooking Black Mountain. Landscape paintings on view.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:00pm
Location: 623 Kelly Road, Dummerston
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Using handmade papers & materials from both local artisans and from around the world, I hand-bind journals, photo albums, and guest books using traditional bookbinding techniques. I also design and create custom invitations and announcements.

Come for a tour of the studio, demonstrations, & savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles. There will also be selection of bookbinding supplies available for purchase. Best of all, you can snoop through my paper drawers!

Children welcome!

I’m studio #160 in the gold Spring Event & Resource Guide.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 846 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Pressed Flowers Open Studio Weekend

Vermont Pressed Flowers Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ellie Roden of Vermont Pressed Flowers welcomes visitors to her home studio on Memorial Day Weekend. Ellie's award winning pressed flower art has been exhibited in shows and galleries throughout New England and has been featured in two national publications. View her pressed flower art, cards and bookmarks. Watch demonstrations of microwave flower pressing and learn some tips on creating with pressed flowers. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy some refreshments. Everyone is welcome!

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 32 Ray Hill Road, Wilmington
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

VanNatta Studio Open Studio Weekend

VanNatta Studio Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A free statewide studio tour of fine arts and crafts. Visit the studios,meet the artists, watch demonstrations and shop. Tour Guides with maps are provided by the Vermont Craft Counci online at www.vermontcrafts.com or look for maps in Vermont rest stops or anywhere you see the yellow VCC posters. Please stop by the VanNatta Studio on Shattuck Hill Road In West Windsor for a visit and to see my oil paintings and prints or to inquire about a commission

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 543 Shattuck Hill Road, Brownsville
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Clay Guild Open Studio

Vermont Clay Guild Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vermont Clay Guild Will be participating in the Vermont Crafts Council's Spring Open Studio weekend. Seven of the members will be displaying functional and sculptural clay work. There will also be demonstrations of work being made and displays of the various firing processes used.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 45 Mount Philo Rd., Shelburne
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Flowers, Landscapes and Still Life Watercolors by Kim Eng Yeo.

Artist will be available on both days of Open Studio to answer questions from visitors about watercolor painting, methods and techniques.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 628 Peaked Mountain Rd, Townshend
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Spring Open Studio

Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Spring Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Visit this retail store and working studio to see how hooked rugs are made.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: Green Mountain Hooked Rugs 2838 County Rd, East Montpelier
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures Spring Open Studio

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures Spring Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Gerald K Stoner Sculptures at Underhill Ironworks will be presenting over 50 welded steel sculptures for the Vermont Crafts Council Spring Open Studio weekend May 26th and 27th 10 am-5 pm. Please come and explore the sculpture fields at his studio and residence in beautiful Underhill, Vermont. Underhill Ironworks is just 30 minutes from Burlington follow the yellow signs!

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 185 River Rd, Underhill
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open Studio Brenda Hall Wood Design

Open Studio Brenda Hall Wood Design Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Brenda Hall is a self-taught Wood Artist and Master Finisher. She has been creating Functional Art with wood for over 28 years.
Visit her studio over Memorial Day weekend on the Vermont Art Council Open Studio Tour. Her working studio, shop and homestead is nestled in Moosalamoo National Park in Goshen, VT over looking a 12 acre pond and surrounded by fir trees.
You will expect to find furniture, home accessories, utensils, charcuterie/cheese/bread boards, serving platters, sculptures, a resurrected vintage chaise, free ranging chickens & ducks and a renovated 1965 camper which will be offering tasty treats.
http://www.bhwooddesign.com
http://www.vermontcrafts.com

 

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:00pm
Location: 1516 Goshen Ripton Rd, Goshen
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Open Studio Weekend

Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Stop by Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Studios during the Vermont Crafts Council's Open Studio Weekend. We will be showing & selling handcrafted mosaic items such as mosaic framed mirrors, mosaic flower pots, Garden Angels and many other works by Susan Rosano. The weekend will be an interesting one if you stop by to see Susan's mosaic making demonstrations at 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. We will also be showing & selling Cigar Box Guitars, Harps and other instruments made and played by Instrument Maker Dennis Waring.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 82 Country Drive, Guilford
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open studio at S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments

Open studio at S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Scott MacDonald designs and builds acoustic and electric guitars. Come to his studio in the woods of Chester to see the tools, woods and fixtures used in making guitars. There will be demonstrations of bending wood, going braces, and more. Please note, there are no restrooms at this studio. Coffee, tea and cookies will be available for visitors.

Time: 5/26/18 11:00am - 5/27/18 3:00pm
Location: 660 Mattson Rd, Chester