Arts Calendar: Virtual
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Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes Pamela Morton to talk about Henri Matisse. Cézanne, van Gogh, and Matisse were major innovators in the development of modern art. All three spent significant time in the south of France where they found inspiration in the dramatic light and bold landscapes of Provence and the Riviera. In a series of virtual lectures, we will trace the lives and careers of these artists as they explored new directions in their work, moving away from conventional modes of representation toward a new art of powerful expression and daring abstraction. In the third of the series, we will also see how Matisse, a northerner, worked to strengthen and heighten his color palette in response to what he perceived as a luxurious, exotic south of warm climes, sunny skies, and verdant landscapes. Following van Gogh’s lead, Matisse went a step further -- with the volume turned up, his canvases are wild explosions of hot, vivid, unnatural color. Matisse stated, ‘When I paint green, it doesn’t mean grass. When I paint blue, it doesn’t mean sky.’
6/10/21 2:00pm - 3:30pm
via Zoom, Statewide
The Seven Stars Arts Center All-Comers Slow Jam is a free, online event for learning traditional dance music at a relaxed pace. It takes place monthly on second Thursday evenings, 6:30-8PM over Zoom.
All ages, instruments and levels are welcome. During tunes, everyone is muted besides the facilitator so it is a safe space to explore picking up the melodies by ear or sheet music. Folks are welcome to come and go as they please during the event. To receive the Zoom information, please email an RSVP "maybe" or "yes" to email@example.com
Here are some of the common tunes that show up at the All-Comers Slow Jam:
Boil Them Cabbage Down
Old Joe Clark
Angeline The Baker
Cluck Old Hen
Road To Lisdoonvarna
Over The Waterfall
My Cape Breton Home
Questions? Please contact the host Emerson Gale, Instructor and Board Member at the Seven Stars Arts Center for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
6/10/21 6:30pm - 8:00pm
THERE IS NO EVIL (2020). Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.
Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice – to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything.
Tickets are $12. for 5 days of viewing.
“CRITIC'S PICK! One of the most kinetic films ever made in secret. Courageous and artistically potent.”
– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
"When Rasoulof returned from Cannes in 2017, following the premiere of his film “A Man of Integrity,” he was banned from filmmaking for life and sentenced to a year in prison. But as a man of integrity himself, the director could not stop. His latest film, There is No Evil premiered and won best film in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, where instead of being silenced, Rasoulof launches his most openly critical statement yet, a series of Kafkaesque moral parables about Iran’s death penalty and its perpetrators, made in open defiance of the restrictions the government put on him."
5/24/21 12:00pm - 6/18/21 12:00am
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide
Cooper Hewitt offers free, dynamic educational programs for K–12 school groups. Our immersive learning experience is designed to align with city, state, and national learning standards. Drawing upon the museum’s exhibitions, design educators facilitate thoughtful discussions and activities focused on the process of design thinking. We empower students to view the world optimistically through the lens of design and to improve it by honing their design thinking abilities.
The virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. Our interactive field trip inspires the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn how to harness their superpowers to create change for the better.
11/11/20 10:00am - 6/18/21 1:00pm
Virtual/Online, Outside Vermont
Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians – Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán – live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. But although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection. Following their parallel lives in New York and Havana, Los Hermanos / The Brothers offers an amazingly heartfelt – though often startling – view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their momentous reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics. Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Aldo and performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet. Closed Captions available for this film.
6/1/21 12:00am - 6/30/21 11:59pm
VTIFF's Virtual Cinema, Statewide
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos interweaves Emily Levine’s live performance with animation, appearances by scientists, and animated characters (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Leonard Nimoy as Sigmund Freud, Richard Lewis as Aristotle, Matt Groening as Aldo Leopold). The film uses physics, which explains how the universe works, to explain our metaphysics – the story of our values, our institutions, our interactions. Using her own experience and a custom blend of insight and humor, provocation and inspiration, personal story and social commentary, Emily takes her audience through its own paradigm shift: from the Fear of Change to the Edge of Chaos.
VTIFF's Virtual Cinema, Statewide
Instructor: Thom Williams
Dates: Thursday, May 6 – Thursday, July 1 (no class June 3)
(meets every Thursday for 8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
SVAC Member: $140; Non-member: $170
Eight class meetings. Curves, layers, blending modes and masking are all aspects of editing you must master in today’s photographic world to bring your images to the next level. We will discuss these common tools available in software and apps to allow you to pull the most out of your images. Most of the course will be devoted to Lightroom and Photoshop, but we will also venture into other apps and alternatives to these popular packages.
When registering choose “Advanced Photo Editing” from the list of 12 classes offered.
You will be joining students from New England and beyond to create a new online creative community. Thom Williams photography classes come to SVAC in an exciting new way–more than a dozen arts centers are partnering to offer this suite of photography classes. Each class meets four times for an hour and a half, beginning on the date and time listed (except Advanced Photography and Advanced Photo Editing, which meet eight times).
All classes offered:
Beginner Photography 1 (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4:30pm)
Introduction To Photographing People (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 6:30pm)
Introduction to Lightroom (April 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)
Intermediate Photography (April 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (May 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photography (May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm – no class June 1)
Beginner Photography 1 (May 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Still Life/Product Photography (May 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photo Editing (May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 10, 17, 24, July 1 @ 6pm – no class June 3)
Intermediate Photography (June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 4pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (June 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Food Photography (June 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)
Tap in for the class that works for you! Ages 14 to adult. Cell phones will be fine for any class except Beginner Photography I, for which a camera is required.
5/6/21 6:00pm - 7/1/21 7:30pm
Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Statewide
The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery announces "Exploring Technology: An Artist and an Astronaut Look at the Future", viewable on the Council’s new online gallery from May 3rd through August 31st. The exhibit features the work of Vermont artist Pat Musick, and was conceived when Pat lay on the top of a hill and watched Skylab 4 arc across the skies above her. Six years later she would marry the Skylab 4 Commander, astronaut Jerry Carr, generating forty years of creativity as Musick responded to the unique world view that the space program gave to us.
A talk with the artist will be held online on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
Virtual Spotlight Gallery, Statewide
This exhibit can be viewed on the Sheldon Museum's website, https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/faces-of-addison-county
It will be available for in-person viewing at the Sheldon Museum starting the week of July 13 through September 11, 2021
The Sheldon Museum is pleased to honor Trent Campbell in this retrospective exhibit. Campbell, a longtime resident of Middlebury, learned photography at his grandfather’s knee in his home state of Minnesota. He became the Addison County Independent photographer in 1998 where he took award-winning photos around the county for more than 20 years. Campbell spent many hours on assignment and even more wandering the back roads of the county, meeting and getting to know countless residents. He became a fixture at events and was an expected sight with his trademark camera and warm smile. Campbell’s career was interrupted in 2018 when he survived the first of two strokes. He continues his recovery but still has his unique eye. He may be shooting less but still loves the county and the people in it.
Campbell said, “I feel so embraced and supported by the people of Addison County after serving them through my work that I want to give back to them and celebrate them with this collection of photographs.” Read more about Campbell in an article that appeared in the Addison County Independent on April 1, 2021.
When Campbell started at the paper he shot on Tri-X film using Nikon 35 mm SLRs. He loaded and developed his own film and then scanned the negatives to make prints for the paper. Campbell switched to digital cameras in 2001, and all the prints on exhibit here are from images captured with either a Nikon D1H or a Nikon D300.
4/2/21 12:00am - 9/11/21 5:00pm