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Sep
12
2015

Fourth Annual Steamroller Printmaking Workshop

Fourth Annual Steamroller Printmaking Workshop
Description:

This event is for families, amateurs, artists and anyone else who’s always wanted to try their hand at printmaking. Come discover your inner propagandist! Includes 3 artist prints (time and materials permitting). No previous experience necessary, though if you come with a prepared plate or woodcut, there’s more time for prints! HDAC asks that you donate one print for the benefit of the Art Center - giving HDAC permission to reproduce the image for promotion purposes, and to sell, auction or gift your print to benefit the mission of the Art Center.

Time: 9/12/15 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Sushi Yoshi (1128 Mountain Rd, Stowe), Stowe
Sep
12
2015

Food, Farm, and Photography

Food, Farm, and Photography
Description:

Tour this family farm and learn from the farmers about the meats, vegetables, annuals, perennials, maple products, and firewood they produce. Make photograms and cyanotype prints in the sun from plants and food grown on the farm with photographer John Willis. Lunch is available. Preregistration encouraged; contact Cara Gauthier at (802) 262-1222 to register. (photo by A. Blake Gardner) This event is part of "Eyes on the Land," an upcoming exhibition at Shelburne Museum, Oct. 3, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016

Time: 9/12/15 10:30am - 1:00pm
Location: The Bunker Farm, Dummerston
Sep
12
2015

Walking Conversation - Time, Space, and Rhythm in Sculpture and Music, with Andrew Massey

Walking Conversation - Time, Space, and Rhythm in Sculpture and Music, with Andrew Massey
Description:

Walking Conversations is a five-part series of talks between David Stromeyer and nationally known, local experts. These one hour conversations will explore relationships between art and craft, nature, music, and science.

On September 12, conductor and composer Andrew Massey will speak with David about Time, Space, and Rhythm in Sculpture and Music.

All talks are at 2 PM on Saturdays: July 25, August 8, September 12 and October 3. Please bring a picnic to enjoy before or after.

Conversations are outside, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Admission is free.

Time: 9/12/15 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, 4280 Boston Post Road, Enosburg Falls
Sep
12
2015

Gallery opening: Sound & Fury

Gallery opening: Sound & Fury
Description:

This multimedia show takes its inspiration in the final soliloquy from Macbeth, exploring thematically the human experience. Artists present works considering what meaning life contains in our fleeting experience.

Time: 9/12/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Chandler Gallery, Randolph
Sep
12
2015

Brandon Music presents 9 Horses

Brandon Music presents 9 Horses
Description:

9 Horses’ fusion of classical, jazz, and Americana styles is a distillation of their separate influences into one unique voice. The trio, comprised of Joe Brent (mandolin), Sara Caswell (violin) and Shawn Conley (bass), all hail from a classical background, but Brent’s indie-pop sensibility, Caswell’s jazz-inspired lyricism and Conley’s extraordinary skill, combine for a breathtaking display of color, melody, and rhythmic drive. Show $20. Dinner & Show $40. BYOB. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.

Time: 9/12/15 7:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Sep
12
2015

A Fleeting Animal

A Fleeting Animal
Description:

The long-awaited revival of David Budbill's and Erik Nielsen's opera, "A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine" will have its second performance at the Elley-Long Music Center on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The tragic story of Tommy Stames, a returning Vietnam veteran, and Grace, the single mother with whom he falls in love, set in the small town of Judevine, Vermont, is full of powerful music and characters. The musical influences run the gamut from blues to Quebecois folksong to contemporary classical and the opera is full of comedy as well as drama. This performance is an event not to be missed!

Time: 9/12/15 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester
Sep
12
2015

Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland
Description:

Saturday, September 12, 8:00pm

Location:
Colonial Theater
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $35 Front and Center, $29 Adult general admission, $24 Member general admission

Back in 2011 Shemekia Copeland blew us away with her powerful voice and personality. Just months before her gig at The Colonial she was crowned “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival, and followed up her visit to Bethlehem with a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Now, we finally have her back!

While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.

Time: 9/12/15 8:00pm
Location: Colonial Theatre, Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Outside Vermont
Sep
12
2015

Carol Ann Jones Quartet

Carol Ann Jones Quartet
Description:

Carol writes songs that are full of energy and life. She sings about the fun and foolishness of life, the joy of relationships and the experiences we share. This is their third amazing SP-PAC concert -- come to listen, sing along, and dance! Her all-star band includes Will Patton on mandolin, steel guitar, dobro and upright bass, Dono Schabner on electric guitar, Gary Spaulding on cajone (an acoustic drum box,) and Carol Ann Jones on acoustic guitar and vocals, Come hear her new music and experience a free-flowing up-tempo evening of rock, country, pop, jazz and blues.

Tickets: Prices start at $20. $25 regular, $35 premium. Partners save 10-20%.

Time: 9/12/15 8:00pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Sep
9
2015
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Sep
12
2015

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Laura Eason from the book by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Laura Eason from the book by Mark Twain
Description:

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER- Regional Premiere
adapted by Laura Eason from the book by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s classic novel of Missouri boyhood comes to the stage in a high-spirited theatrical romp. Mischievous Tom and his pal Huck witness a murder, then embark on a string of wild escapades. Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, Injun Joe and the rest join Tom in this timeless family tale. A tale for all ages- relive all that is grand and glorious about childhood in this new adaptation by Laura Eason, acclaimed writer of SEX WITH STRANGERS and the hit show HOUSE OF CARDS.

DATES September 9th- September 12th Ticket Price $8- $30 All Ages

Time: 9/9/15 8:00pm - 9/12/15 8:00pm
Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Sep
11
2015
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Sep
13
2015

Springfield Steampunk Festival

Springfield Steampunk Festival
Description:

The first annual Springfield Steampunk Festival, Sept 11, 12, 13, Springfield, VT. Steampunk comes alive -- fantasy retro-futuristic weekend featuring famed performers, workshops, musicians, tea dueling, Victorian era bike ride, trader’s bazaar, Steampunk fashion show, time machine photo booth, telescope observatory tour, talks and more. Venues include the Hartness House and the Great Hall, among others.Tickets and info: www.springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com

Time: 9/11/15 3:00pm - 9/13/15 4:00pm
Location: Springfield Vermont, Springfield
Jun
13
2015
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Sep
13
2015

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell
Description:

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, American Moderns presents almost 50 artworks from its collection in a variety of styles that explore the depth and range of American modern painting and sculpture.

Museum director Tom Denenberg said, “While Shelburne Museum is best known for its early American paintings and vast folk art collection, at the end of her life, Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) planned to expand the Museum’s collection to include modernist paintings and sculpture. This exhibition not only allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience modern masters in Vermont, but it also completes what might have been Mrs. Webb’s ultimate vision for the museum. She wanted to present a piece of what Georgia O’Keeffe called, ‘this great American thing’ to Vermont audiences.”

This is the last stop on the tour for the exhibition, and perhaps a once in a lifetime moment for art lovers in Vermont to see this important group of artworks. Forty-four paintings and three sculptures will be on view in Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education by such artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell. Vermonters will be pleased to note that artists Rockwell Kent and Luigi Lucioni, who are both included in this exhibition, spent time in Arlington and Manchester, Vermont, respectively.

Time: 6/13/15 10:00am - 9/13/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Aug
19
2015
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Sep
19
2015

"The Rutland Muralist" Kathryn Wiegers

"The Rutland Muralist" Kathryn Wiegers
Description:

Join us this month as we explore the unique perspective and artistic process of Kathryn Wiegers, whose colorful, whimsical and naturalistic murals enliven four locations around Downtown Rutland (with a fifth scheduled to be unveiled on Halloween). One of her murals can even be found at the bottom of Center St. alley, right next to the gallery! Stop in and see not only a variety of her paintings, but a selection of her working/planning materials from her murals as well.

Excerpt from Artist's Statement:
"......In my artwork, I try and display the world around us in a unique, and what I hope to be an intense way. All the beauty and details in life, from a single blade of grass to the deep wrinkles in a face constantly confront me. All of these things can speak volumes and yet are so often passed by. In painting these subjects in a large medium there is a great deal more brought to attention. This is what I love to do and continuously strive to do better."

~ Kathryn Wiegers

Time: 8/19/15 11:00am - 9/19/15 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Aug
8
2015
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Sep
20
2015

2015 Summer Members Exhibition

2015 Summer Members Exhibition
Description:

Now on display at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the 2015 Annual Summer Members' show! One of two annual members' shows, this exhibition offers artist members the chance to display their artwork in our Yester House Galleries. Among them, we are showcasing two fantastic artists, George Van Hook and Christopher Pierce. This exhibition is free and open to the public and, as always, all artwork on display is for sale. The exhibitionis on on display through September 20th. Visit us in Manchester at SVAC!

For more information, visit www.svac.org
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Time: 8/8/15 2:00pm - 9/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Sep
10
2015
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Sep
20
2015

Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival

Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival
Description:

Southern Vermont- Sandglass Theater is presenting its 9th international Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival: Walking to the Borders from September 11th to 20th, 2015, with a tidal wave of puppet experiences in and around Putney and Brattleboro, Vermont. Teatro de las Estaciones, from Matanzas will make history by being the first Cuban company to appear at this popular international festival. Artists have also been invited from Germany, England, Mexico, Quebec, and all around the United States to take part in an expanded and colorful festival experience.
The 2015 festival will have an encompassing theme for the first time: Walking to the Borders. The performances, while vastly diverse in artistry and content, all focus on the experiences of displacement, otherness, togetherness, play and commitment to a more livable world. Discussions and workshops will complement the performances and permit audiences to interact and make connection with the issues raised by the artists. Nationally known activists concerned with immigration, race, and human rights will engage in public dialogues with the performers. Among these voices are Shura Wallin, who works with Green Valley Samaritans to rescue migrants from the Arizona deserts, and Christal Brown, formally of Urban Bush Women, now on the dance faculty of Middlebury College.
In the spirit of Walking to the Borders, Sandglass is excited to have the opportunity to host a company from Cuba for the first time ever: Teatro de las Estaciones will present El Patico Feo (The Ugly Duckling), a show for children about being different, told with colorful, two-dimensional puppets, song and dance. The festival is also bringing Theater Waidspeicher from Germany with their elegant rendition of Romeo and Juliet, the most classic story of difference, conflict and transformation told completely without words. American found-object puppeteer Paul Zaloom will be opening the festival with his famously funny, White Like Me, a one-man satire depicting a society where whites are rapidly becoming the minority. Zaloom will also be present for a weeklong residency during the festival.
On top of an incredible roster of performances, this festival will include a variety of workshops, including a toy theater workshop for middle school students with artists from Great Small Works. There will be a festival gala, fringe events and meals giving the audience, local community, and artists an opportunity for intimate connections and personal interactions. Discussions and workshops will complement the performances and permit audiences to interact and make connection with the issues raised by the artists. The festival will continue to incorporate bursts of artistry throughout all events including Quebec performance artist, Magali Chouinard, who will appear spontaneously throughout the town during the days of the festival as the mysterious woman in white.
The festival will officially begin on September 12th with a keynote address by Erik Ehn, Chair of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. Ehn will set the tone for the festival theme of exploring issues of difference and “otherness” through performance and puppetry. This will be a festival for everyone, and there is a point of entry from many fields of interest. There is balanced programming for both family and adult audiences, virtuosity for the theatrical enthusiast, dialogue and engagement for the social activist. Puppets in the Green Mountains brings stories that can speak to everyone’s experiences and a world of infinite creative possibility.
By integrating the festival performances with community-based discussions, Sandglass Theater underscores the relevance and importance of art in addressing and inspiring engagement with national and international issues here in our community. Eric Bass, Co-Artistic Director of Sandglass Theater, adds, “One of our aims with this Festival is to interconnect arts and issues. This is not to say that all art is necessarily political, but we feel that our programming needs to resonate with relevance in our communities, local and wide.”

This festival is the signature event of Sandglass Theater in Southern Vermont. Sandglass reaches out into the local community by offering programming and workshops to local schools, partnerships with local organizations, and by bringing artists and community together through housing, meals, and other celebrations. Audiences have the opportunity to weave their own adventure in this 10-day festival by choosing from many exciting events and performances, mingling with the artists and presenters, and engaging with other audience members.
This festival is supported by the Clowes Fund, the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fresh Sound Foundation, the Vermont Community Fund, the National Performance Network, the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, Next Stage Arts Project, Landmark College, and local supporters and sponsors. For tickets and more information about Puppet in the Green Mountains performances and events, please visit our festival website www.puppetsinthegreenmountains.com or call 802-387-4051. Getting tickets in advance is highly encouraged as shows do sell out. All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Location: Southern Vermont, Brattleboro
Aug
23
2015
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Sep
27
2015

Art Exhibit - Fleeting Moments: Why We Go On

Art Exhibit - Fleeting Moments: Why We Go On
Description:

A group show of photography, sculpture, poetry, and art made from the pulp of recycled combat uniforms responds to themes in the David Budbill-Erik Nielsen opera: A Fleeting Animal. Themes include the hardships and joys of rural living; love and loss; distrust of differences; and the experience of returning veterans, their families and communities. Intended as a counterpoint to the opera, selected works reflect the duality and balance point between despair and hope, loss and recovery, and fleeting moments that deliver us from the struggles of everyday life. Featured artists: Ruth Coppersmith, Kevin Hart, Holly King, Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Michelle Saffran, Jackie Smith, John Snell, Jon Turner, Isabel Weinger-Nielsen, Bonny Willett. Poets: David Budbill, Geoff Hewitt, Diane Swan, and Jon Turner.

This exhibit runs concurrently with six Vermont performances of A Fleeting Animal: An Opera From Judevine, culminating with a final performance 9/20 on the Main Stage of the Chandler. More info at www.afleetinganimal.com

Time: 8/23/15 12:00pm - 9/27/15 3:00pm
Location: Downstairs Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Aug
20
2015
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Sep
27
2015

Group Exhibit: Malcolm Wright, Shaun Wright, Petria Mitchell

Group Exhibit: Malcolm Wright, Shaun Wright, Petria Mitchell
Description:

On Thursday, August 20 from 5 - 7pm the public is invited to attend an opening reception for a new featured exhibit at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts at 183 Main Street, Brattleboro. Father and Son, Malcolm and Shaun Wright (ceramic and bronze sculpture and photography respectively) are teaming up for an exhibit showcasing their work along with the oil canvases of Petria Mitchell.

The name Malcolm Wright will be familiar to many in Southern Vermont and beyond as a ceramic artist and sculptor. His work is widely collected privately and publicly. Collections include the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Denver Art Museum, The Currier Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the Bennington Museum. The work featured in this exhibit is part of a sculpture project Wright began in 2007. Wright is well-known for his Japanese influenced ceramics with a minimalist aesthetic, and the bronze work in this exhibit grows from the same place. In talking about using bronze as a medium he states, “So why am I interested in bronze? . . . Bronze carries a feeling of permanence. When I arrive at a form that, to my eye, appears mature, I have a desire to see it realized in bronze. Bronze leads to the possibility of small editions, and varied surface treatments. Color is variable and controllable. Finally and most important, the visual hardness of the material works for my forms.”

Malcolm’s son, Shaun Wright, creates striking black and white photography in mini-landscapes, drawing from the world around him, “One of the early lures of photography was my inability to face an empty canvas. I use a method of working reductively from all that my eyes see, rather than constructing from inside my mind.” Images in this exhibit are gathered from a range of Shaun’s life experience, reflecting his life during a move from Saint Louis, Missouri to Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to Shaun, “Photographs present themselves to me and are most commonly created by removing the busyness of life in order to create a world inside the image . . . The desires of modern life become unimportant, all that remains is a silver print with the basic elements of design: texture, shape, line, and composition. . . These prints all come from my journey, my camera, and my eyes.”

Rounding out the exhibit are the atmospheric abstracted landscapes of Petria Mitchell. An artist established in Southern Vermont for over 30 years and co-owner of Mitchell • Giddings FIne Arts, Petria’s work is familiar to many. The softly blended colorist scenes come from her own imagination, “Which allows me to play with limitless visual possibilities with a thorough appreciation for abstraction. My paintings are compositions of internal places not visited on foot. When working with atmosphere and diffused light, I'm able to emphasize my interest in the plasticity of paint, rather than the physics of light.”

These exhibits will be on display through September 27, 2015. On Sunday, August 23 an artist talk featuring Malcolm and Shaun Wright and facilitated by Craig Stockwell begins at 5pm and is open to the public.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts features innovative works by midcareer and established artists in a variety of media. MGFA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11-5 pm.

Time: 8/20/15 5:00pm - 9/27/15 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
Aug
7
2015
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Sep
30
2015

Clark Derbes: Self-Portrait

Clark Derbes: Self-Portrait
Description:

Clark Derbes saws, sands, and playfully paints illusionistic, reality-altering geometric "sculptures of paintings of sculptures."This exhibition features new freestanding sculptures, wall pieces, and works on canvas by the Burlington and New Orleans-based artist.

Time: 8/7/15 10:00am - 9/30/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Sep
11
2015
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Oct
4
2015

Verve - Art & Energy

Verve - Art & Energy
Description:

ART AT THE KENT presents VERVE: Art & Energy featuring over a dozen Vermont visual & literary artists from September 11 – October 4, 2015. In this year’s exhibition, participants capture the intrinsic tension of line and color, revealing energy and visual vitality in a wide variety of works. Whether in concept or in actual presentation, selected pieces resonate with verve and reveal vibrant force. Combinations of materials, objects, and traditional artistic mediums are rendered in environmental sculpture as well as a variety of two- and three-dimensional pieces throughout the exhibition. Featured visual artists include: Michele Ratté, Ethan Bond-Watts, Brenda Garand, John Haynes, Marina Epstein, Galen Cheney, Maggie Neale, Alisa Dworsky, Mickey Myers, the late Lucinda Mason, Paul Gruhler, and Ashley Veselis.

Time: 9/11/15 10:00am - 10/4/15 5:00pm
Location: Kent Museum, Calais
Aug
14
2015
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Oct
5
2015

Val Rossman: Hues and Gestures

Val Rossman: Hues and Gestures
Description:

"Hues and Gestures" highlights a recent selection of Val Rossman’s vibrant abstractions in pastel on paper and acrylic on aluminum. From loose mark-making to densely grided layers of color, she is not afraid to experiment. The results are full of spontaneity and excitement, energetic and lively.

Time: 8/14/15 10:00am - 10/5/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Aug
20
2015
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Oct
7
2015

In My Backyard

In My Backyard
Description:

A collection of twenty-one framed color photographs all made in and around Central Vermont by Montpelier photographer John Snell. They include flowers, landscapes and natural abstracts of reflections in water—all made with a fresh eye toward seeing the world more fully.

Location: Vermont Tech Hartness Library, Randolph Center
Sep
11
2015
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Oct
10
2015

Local Color Exhibit

Local Color Exhibit
Description:

LOCAL COLOR at ArtisTree Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday September 11th, 5:30-7:30pm Live music to follow

ArtisTree Gallery invites you to visit our annual display of Local Color through the work of local artists. Acknowledge the season and celebrate color while supporting local creativity in what has become a perennial favorite amoung ArtisTree's exhibits.

Exhibit Dates September 11 - October 10

Gallery open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm.

Time: 9/11/15 11:00am - 10/10/15 4:00pm
Location: Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jul
12
2015
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Oct
11
2015

Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater
Description:

This retrospective of works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater of Glover, Vermont focuses on the group's activist responses to fundamental political and social issues that have defined American culture over the past 50 years, including the war in Vietnam; Central American turmoil and Liberation Theology; the politics of black liberation as represented by the Attica prison uprising and the M.O.V.E. family in Philadelphia; opposition to nuclear weapons and nuclear power; and the war in Iraq. MUSEUM HOURS: Tu-Fr 10-4:30, Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm. CLOSED Aug 16-31, Sept 4-7.

Time: 7/12/15 1:00pm - 10/11/15 4:30pm
Location: University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road, Outside Vermont
Jul
3
2015
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Oct
12
2015

2015 Legacy Collection

2015 Legacy Collection
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its 2015 Legacy Collection. Over 200 artworks comprise a tribute to those artists who carry on the legacy of Alden Bryan, founder of the gallery, and Mary Bryan in whose memory it was built. The Legacy Collection includes works by 20 living artists whose vitality and vision in plein air painting and in studio work mirror that of Alden and Mary. The Collection also includes a selection of works by deceased artists who shared the vision in their lifetime. Gallery hours change after Columbus Day to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4, through the end of the year.

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 10/12/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
14
2015

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Description:

Exposed is Helen Day Art Center’s 24th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculpture, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/14/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
21
2015
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Oct
14
2015

"Edge of Nature"

"Edge of Nature"
Description:

In "Edge of Nature", Eriksson Fine Art devotes its only annual exhibition to 8 women artists, offering a vivid expressive vision of nature.
The artists are working in invigorating blend of media and style. Oil on Canvas, Acrylic Compound of Plaster Board, Abstract quilts, Glass and Pottery.
"Edge of Nature" is on view 8/21 - 10/14, 2015 at Eriksson Fine Art's Comfort Farm, located at 2313 West Hill road in Stowe. Exhibiting artists include Kate Stiassni, Karen Tusinski, Barbara Gordon, Randi Solin, Natalie Blake, Irma Cerese, Sky Hoyt and Hannah Sessions. An evening reception will take place Friday, Aug. 21st from 6- 9PM. . Eriksson Fine Art is open 12:30pm-5:30pm Friday through Monday or by appointment. appointment. For further information please contact Gallery owner and Curator Gunnel Clarke at Gunnel@erikssonfineart.com or by phone 802-253-2597 or 561-307-5610.

Location: Comfort Farm, 2313 West Hill Road, Stowe
Apr
11
2015
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Oct
15
2015

New exhibit: Kurn Hattin, Legacy of Caring

New exhibit: Kurn Hattin, Legacy of Caring
Description:

Exhibit opening in Saturday, April 11, 2015. Exhibit continues at the Vermont History Museum through October. At the opening, Connie Sanderson, Executive Director of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will tell the story of Kurn Hattin as well as the significant trends in the fields of childcare, education, and social services since the turn of the 19th century.

Since 1894, Kurn Hattin has helped thousands of disadvantaged children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. Call Amanda Gustin at (802) 828-2180 or online: vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Time: 4/11/15 1:00pm - 10/15/15 2:00pm
Location: Vermont History Museum, Montpelier
Jul
31
2015
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Oct
17
2015

Love of Kinship: 2015 Annual All-Member Exhibit

Love of Kinship: 2015 Annual All-Member Exhibit
Description:

The Chaffee’s doors opened in 1961 through the collaborative work of our founding members. It is through the support of the membership that our doors have remained opened. In conjunction with our year long celebration of LOVE, the Chaffee will honor our Chaffee Community Kinship during our Annual All-member Exhibit.

All Chaffee Members are welcome to submit original artwork for exhibit.

Submission Forms due by July 11, 2015

Time: 7/31/15 5:00pm - 10/17/15 6:00pm
Location: 16 South Main Street, Rutland
May
19
2015
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Oct
18
2015

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective
Description:

This exhibit highlights the career of internationally-known Brandon, Vermont artist Warren Kimble, who came to prominence for his folk art, but since has concentrated on diverse themes, inspired in part by his residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. These themes include his “Sunshine” series, his “Widows of War” paintings and sculpture, and more recent “House of Cards” and “Into the Box,” open faced boxes which feature found objects and architectural assemblages. In addition, as a tribute to the public and the Sheldon Museum, Warren and his wife Lorraine have agreed to display selections from their personal collection of folk art by other artists, which will be located throughout the Sheldon’s historic rooms. This will be a unique opportunity to enter the private world of Warren Kimble.
A public reception is scheduled during Middlebury’s Art’s Walk, Friday, June 12, 2015, 5 – 7 pm. Warren will be present at the reception. Warren has donated one of his paintings for a raffle to support the exhibit and education programs of the Sheldon. Gallery Talks of the exhibit will be held every Wednesday at noon.

Time: 5/19/15 10:00am - 10/18/15 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
19
2015

Fantastic Wantastiquet

Fantastic Wantastiquet
Description:

A multi-disciplinary culture and arts festival (in formation) focusing creative energy and attention on the Fall Foliage period. First year's activities will be largely limited to scheduling, publication of an event guide, and selection of grantees to receive monetary gifts in support of their art -- both individuals and organizations. This is intended to develop into a permanent annual festival activity with inaugural gatherings, parades, keystone and culmination events, etc. We intend to leverage initial grant funding into charitable support and full involvement of the grantees and other interested parties in events and celebrations planning.
[Photo by William Hays; used with permission.]

Time: 9/4/15 4:00pm - 10/19/15 10:00pm
Location: Brattleboro, VT & Environs Incl. Cheshire & Windham Counties, Brattleboro
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
21
2015

Joined: Inspired Approaches to Vermont Contemporary Furniture and Wood Design

Joined: Inspired Approaches to Vermont Contemporary Furniture and Wood Design
Description:

The exhibit represents the work of 8 inventive and accomplished Vermont wood and furniture designers, one of whom also acted as curator: David Hurwitz. Exhibition dates are September 4-October 21, with a reception featuring brief explanatory talks and q&a with the artists on Friday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hurwitz's fellow artisans in this exhibit are equally accomplished and include David Boynton, Johns Congdon, Chris Ericson, Erin Hanley, Mario Messina, Sam Norris, and Tim Peters. All of the these artists met the curator's objective of showcasing artisans who create work that is "fresh and unique, mostly contemporary while utilizing different unusual details that make their work singular, and also possess superlative craftsmanship" The work in this exhibit ranges from tables and cabinetry to jewelry boxes and pendent lamps, each piece unique in design and materials. The artisans will be available at the reception on September 18th to explain the conception and process involved in each piece, as well as answering any questions concerning their craft. All are welcome.

Time: 9/4/15 9:30am - 10/21/15 5:30pm
Location: Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
25
2015

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show
Description:

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show opens on Saturday, July 11, 2015 with an opening party & reception from 4-8 PM at the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St adjacent to the Post Office and next to the new home of the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE). We have 38 artists exhibiting this year - some local, some from surrounding states in New England, NY, NJ & PA - and also coming from Washington DC, NC, TN, & KS.
The sculptures will be sited at various locations around North Bennington and will be on view through October 25, 2015.
Come join the party and see some amazing work by a very talented group of sculptors!

The show will run through October 25, 2015.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/25/15 11:59pm
Location: North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St & other locations throughout North Bennington, North Bennington
Jun
6
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Clay Class with Benjamin Davis

Clay Class with Benjamin Davis
Description:

The Clay Class is a weekly class in terra-cotta sculpture given by internationally exhibited artist Benjamin Davis every Saturday afternoon. Having studied at The Cooper Union in New York City Davis brings a cosmopolitan point of view to the weekly classes now in their fourth year. The class takes place at the Hermitage Gallery and studios that has established a reputation as a very inspiring place to work in a magnificent mountain setting. The studio has complete facilities for the execution of works in clay and marble with a large gas-fired kiln. Weekly discussions during the class encourage familiarity with the more than thirty thousand years of art history that we have inherited in the hope that this contact will inspire students to find their own direction in their work. Students include many art teachers and professional artists. There is a fee of $15 per class which includes clay. Firing is $5 per piece. For more information call 802-229-6297

Time: 6/6/15 2:00pm - 10/31/15 4:00pm
Location: 365 Eagle Ledge Road, Worcester
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Stephanie Bush: 20 Years, An Artist's Evolution

Stephanie Bush: 20 Years, An Artist's Evolution
Description:

A mid-career retrospective of works on canvas and mylar exploring cultural diversity, color, and artistic traditions by Montreal and Vermont-based painter, Stephanie Bush.

Time: 9/4/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
May
1
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve
Description:

The unique contemporary work of quilt artist Judy B. Dales of Greensboro, Vermont, is on view in Shelburne Museum’s Hat and Fragrance Gallery. The opening of the exhibition titled Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve will coincide with the opening of Shelburne Museum’s grounds and gardens on May 1 and continue on view until October 31.

Dales, whose art is represented in the White House Collection of American Crafts in Washington D.C., is internationally acclaimed for her innovative use of curves, abstract designs, sensitive layering of textures, and sophisticated pairings of soft, pastel fabrics. Dale’s quilt “Dancing On The Dark Side of The Moon” (1997) was exhibited in the International Quilt Festival’s 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century exhibition in 2000 and included in the book of the same name. Dales is currently working on an exhibition catalogue in conjunction with this exhibition.

The quilts featured in this exhibition were made during the last eighteen years and are inspired by Dales’ free-form sketches or the effects of moonlight on snowy landscapes. Her “palette is a subconscious celebration of femaleness, as well as a very conscious expression of feminism,” as she says in her artist statement and in her memoir. By embracing feminism and revitalizing the curved form in quilts, Dales continues to be ahead of the curve.

Image: "Lunar Reflections," by Judy B. Dales

Time: 5/1/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jul
25
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850
Description:

Organized by Shelburne Museum, the exhibit will be on view at the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education from July 25 to November 1, 2015. The exhibition dramatically expands popular understanding of Vermont high style furniture. These examples reveal the exquisite craftsmanship of individual forms and will encourage a wider audience to learn about regional taste and economics that help define Vermont furniture’s stylistic features and unexpected aesthetic innovations in the early decades of the nineteenth century.

Approximately 40 documented pieces will be displayed, the majority of which have never been on view before. In addition to showcasing pieces from Shelburne Museum’s extensive permanent collection, public and private collections contributing pieces in the Northeast will include: the Vermont Historical Society, the Collection of the Woodstock Historical Society, Fleming Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, Historic Deerfield, Inc., the Collection of J. Brooks Buxton, the Collection of Norman and Mary Gronning, the Collection of the Fowler Family, and other private collections.

According to Museum Director Tom Denenberg, “Vermont furniture has long held a special place in the hearts of students of American decorative arts; it is idiosyncratic yet elegant and very much of this place. In fact, nineteenth-century Vermont proves to be the perfect microcosm to study regional furniture making. The creation of a communal aesthetic here was unique, persistent and made up of influences from near and far. This exhibition and catalogue will open eyes to the skills and innovative spirit of Vermont furniture makers and stand as the definitive reference for years to come.”

Time: 7/25/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Aug
14
2015
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Nov
1
2015

‘What EMMA Loves’: The new Compass exhibit

‘What EMMA Loves’: The new Compass exhibit
Description:

EMMA member Karen Seward titled one of her recent paintings, “For the Love of Painting”, which not only sums up the group’s upcoming exhibit, but also their purpose. EMMA, the East Mountain Mentoring Artists, exists to support the love of creating. The group of ten Rutland based artists exhibit what motivates them, what they love.

Exhibiting members include free-spirited painter Mary Crowley; figurative painter Christine Holzschuh; ordinary-into-extraordinary photographer Lowell Snowdon Klock; Ann McFarren, an oil and watercolor landscape painter; painter of stories Betsey Moakley; New England painter Rae Newell; wood sculptor and multimedia artist Alice Sciore; painter of light and color Karen Seward; traveling painter Heather Shay; and Christine Townsend, a painter and sculptor of animals.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 21 from 5-7pm.

Visit www.cmacvt.org for more information.

Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Jul
3
2015
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Nov
2
2015

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind
Description:

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind brings together an eclectic selection of objects--ranging from textiles, ceramics and weathervanes to drawings, paintings and sculpture--created by individuals with little or no formal training in art and working outside the framework of the traditional art market. Drawing on the Bennington Museum's renowned collections of folk art, including the world's largest public collections of paintings by revered 20th- century folk artist "Grandma" Moses and Bennington Pottery, and the Blasdel/Koch collection of outsider art, including works by Jesse Howard, Mose Tolliver, and Joseph Yoakum, this exhibition highlights thematic continuities amongst artworks created by everyday people from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

On View July 3 through November 1
Open Daily June through October, 10 am to 5 pm

caption:
Stephen C. Warren
Memoryware Tower (detail)
Mixed media, West Hartford, Vermont, 1894

Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Sep
3
2015
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Nov
4
2015

Purely Pastels, Norma Rollet at Brandon Artists Guild

Purely Pastels, Norma Rollet at Brandon Artists Guild
Description:

Purely Pastels Exhibit, Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet

Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet will be the featured artist at the Brandon Artists' Guild September 2nd through November 3rd with the opening reception on September 4th, from 5 pm to 7pm. Her platform, the exhilarating color and luminosity of soft pastels, has the purest form of color intensity. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry color pigments than that of any other process and is made with permanent pigments. Pastel painting can endure unchanged for centuries and are not susceptible, as are paintings made with a fluid medium, to the cracking and discoloration that result from changes in the color, opacity, or dimensions of the medium as it dries.

Combined with all the possibilities of soft pastel medium and the classical realist style of her art, Norma's work has the depth and atmosphere usually reserved for oil paintings with extensive color blending and glazing techniques. But, soft pastels are her passion with plein air painting her preferred venue. She can be seen participating in many of the Vermont plein air events as well as set up on the side of the road creating her art. She uses as many as twenty layers of pastels crystals to produce her realistic and atmospheric painting, creating her signature luminosity in each finished piece.

Norma's work has appeared in numerous national juried shows including in 2015, The Pastel Society of American “Enduring Brillance”, the Degas Pastel Society 19th Member Exhibit and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Code “For Pastels Only”. She has also won awards in the Vermont Pastel Society 2014 and 2015 juried exhibit.

No matter the location, Norma states, she “loves to choreograph colors, shapes and values into classical representational art. With the exquisite Vermont Landscape subject matter and ever changing lighting the possibilities are endless”. And she will always add, Solo Deo Gloria.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Sep
11
2015
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Nov
22
2015

Fractured: Works on Paper

Fractured: Works on Paper
Description:

This group exhibition of works on paper looks at fractured space through the lens of the narrative, structure and optics and how those constructions or deconstructions create new meaning, new perceptions, and new truths. Artists include Dawn Clements, Olafur Eliasson, Beka Goedde, Kiki Smith, Jane South, among others.

Time: 9/11/15 6:00pm - 11/22/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
4
2015
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Dec
3
2015

Jessie Pollock: Vernal Pools & Other Landscapes

Jessie Pollock: Vernal Pools & Other Landscapes
Description:

Jessie Pollock creates evocative and richly textured paintings that transcend the specificity of time and place. Using cold wax and encaustic, she pays homage to nature in all its power and beauty.

Time: 9/4/15 10:00am - 12/3/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
May
23
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller - is available for immediate purchase in this gallery beginning in May. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Aug
1
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Impressions of New England

Impressions of New England
Description:

This annual exhibition will include over 60 scenes captured in paint and bronze. Seashores, rolling hills, foliage and New England wildlife will be just some of the subjects in this sales exhibit.

Time: 8/1/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens
Description:

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. $5.00 suggested donation

For those of you who use writing classes as a way to set aside special time for your writing practice: Here is an irresistible gift … a clinic to keep your pen and mind in motion. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class.

River Arts hosts workshops, readings, and clinics devoted to supporting the myriad voices living within the community and surrounding areas. Read on to see what’s been going on, about to happen, and join us!

Time: 11/4/14 6:00pm - 12/29/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Jun
27
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist
Description:

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is proud to exhibit original artwork by former US Fish & Wildlife Artist Bob Hines, the only man to hold the title of National Wildlife Artist. Though lacking formal art training, Robert Warren Hines became the vehicle through which millions of citizens learned about their natural history. Hines became adept at capturing animals in motion in their natural habitat, every twist and turn expertly graced many wildlife stamps, illustrations, and other artwork. The AMFF will be exhibiting Bob Hines' fly fishing equipment, original artwork, and never-before-seen sketches. Not to be missed!

Time: 6/27/15 10:00am - 12/31/15 4:00pm
Location: American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester
Mar
17
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont
Description:

Experience the stone art of Vermont through "Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont," new virtual arts trail that maps the stories of some of the most magnificent, curious, and unusual examples of stone art in Central Vermont. By following the online app, viewers will learn the tales behind Barre’s imposing granite statues. They will visit the Vermont History Center and other landmarks such as Studio Place Arts and the Old Labor Hall. Heading over to Montpelier, the map tells the story of Vermont’s granite State House, and Green Mount Cemetery with its striking “Chapel-Vault” and stairs carved into native stone.

Location: Various locations in Central Vermont, Barre
Jan
1
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Essex Art League Art Exhibits

Essex Art League Art Exhibits
Description:

Come feast your eyes on beautiful artwork created by Essex Art League members! Take in the beauty of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastels, and mixed media which are on display and for sale at the following locations: Phoenix Books, Essex Outlet Mall - The Essex Town Offices, Essex Junction, The Old Red Mill, Jericho, and an exciting new gallery space at the Unsworth Law Offices, 26 Railroad Avenue in Essex Junction. New work is rotated regularly, so you can enjoy many return visits!

Location: Multiple locations, Essex Junction
Aug
6
0016
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Oct
16
2016

Kim Radochia: Murmurations

Kim Radochia: Murmurations
Description:

Walking the edge between sculpture and painting, Kim Radochia’s swirling paper assemblages encourage viewers to engage in the very kinds of natural movements they depict. Conceptually preoccupied with ‘Li,’ the ancient Chinese practice of gathering and organizing patterns found in nature, Kim finds inspiration for her abstract wall sculptures in the configurations of flocking birds called murmurations, water currents and lines, and geological formations. Thousands of meticulously painted and hand torn pieces of paper converge and disperse in each sculpture, pulling our gaze along, radiating movement and energy. The static becomes kinetic with the viewer’s participation, as color and form shift dramatically alongside our own movements. From each angle, Kim’s paper creations transform into seemingly new works of art.

Join us for an opening celebration Saturday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm!

Time: 8/6/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe