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I share grant-writing techniques, tips and tricks gained through my many years preparing grant proposals totaling over $20 million in funding.
Learn how to locate funding opportunities, find and use pertinent facts and data, and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. We will discuss strategies to fully meet common grant application requirements, the importance of proposal appearance, and how to organize your proposal. Participants should be comfortable expressing your ideas in writing. Feel free to bring your own proposal ideas.
Cost: $159 including all materials
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9/23/16 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Left Bank, North Bennington
presented by Young Tradition Vermont and the Burlington Violin Shop
limited seating! no advance tickets, but advance reservations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy MacIsaac is a renowned fiddler, step dancer and piano player from Cape Breton who has been playing music for over 30 years. She is recognized as one of the “old school” style of players who has kept the traditional sound going and has a deep respect for it.
Raised in Lanark, Nova Scotia, Troy MacGillivray's prowess as a fiddler, step dancer and piano player can be attributed to a rare combination of commitment and bloodline. He displays a unique sense of pride and commitment to his Celtic heritage and his music continues to add to the history and development of the traditional music of the Maritimes.
9/23/16 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Burlington Violin Shop, Burlington
Curious about painting? Love wine? This class will bring them both together in a fun, artful workshop. Learn the basics of watercolor painting, while enjoying a laid-back ‘classroom’ environment with wine and good company at ONE Arts Center. All materials provided. No previous art experience required, open to all levels. We’ll provide the materials, you’ll leave with a tasteful masterpiece.
Class themes coming soon!
$26 if purchased in advance, $30 at the door, $22 for members, or Bring a Friend for $44. Includes one drink. Additional drinks by donation.
9/23/16 6:30pm - 9:00pm
ONE Arts Collective, Burlington
Join us as we celebrate the release of Jim Yeager's new solo debut album, "The Beauty of Imperfection" with guest singer/songwriter Dylan Keith. $15 includes the CD "The Beauty of Imperfection".
9/23/16 7:30pm - 9:30pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is hitting the road again, just in time for Vermont’s famous foliage to blanket the state in a stunning sea of reds, oranges, and yellows. This year, we are visiting Vermont’s state colleges, the opera houses in Vergennes and Derby, and we are thrilled to announce that we have added a new stop on our fall tour for the vibrant arts community in Brattleboro at the Latchis Theater! This year’s program opens with a piece Mozart wrote for his sister, then turns to American composer Aaron Copland’s brooding Quiet City, featuring two VSO soloists in the unusual pairing of solo trumpet and solo English horn. This year’s commission, in clarion fields, comes from Norwich-born composer Zach Sheets; we are excited to bring his piece to life and share it with Vermonters for the first time! The program concludes with principal guest conductor Anthony Princiotti’s own arrangement of Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2, which provided much of the music for the Broadway musical Kismet.
Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Zach Sheets, composer
MOZART Divertimento No. 11
COPLAND Quiet City
Mark Emery, Trumpet
Ann Greenwalt, English Horn
ZACH SHEETS in clarion fields (World Premiere Commission)
BORODIN String Symphony in D Major
Dibden Center, Johnson State College, Johnson
Two musicians strongly rooted in Irish music will perform at Bennington's Meetinghouse Café on Friday, Sept. 23. Matt and Shannon Heaton share many Irish music memories, because they have performed together from their first meeting in Chicago in 1991. Behind their Irish flute- and guitar-driven tunes and stirring songs is a deep well of mutual memories, based on shared experience and a love for Irish music.
Their concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington. Tickets are $15 at the door; $10 for students.
The Boston Globe's Scott Alarik wrote: “Their playing is masterful and inventive, their arrangements city-smart and spacious. Still, they never forget that Irish music is, at its heart, a neighborly form meant for sharing, not showing off."
9/23/16 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Meetinghouse Cafe, UU Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington
Autumn landscapes hold drama and breathtaking beauty. Join us in exploring a vibrant color palette to create stunning pastel landscapes. color theory, application techniques, composition and more will be discussed and demonstrated; critique and lots of painting time.
This fun and exciting workshop will explore various ways to correspond the subject of landscape with contemporary artistic concerns.
Working either indoors from your sketches, photos, or outdoors from life, we will explore concepts of color, design, and techniques. Various approaches will be presented and demonstrated. Critique, at-easel assistance, and lots of painting time will make this an educational and enjoyable painting experience.
Instructor: Robert Carsten
Registration deadline is September 14
Members: $260,Non-members: $285
9/21/16 9:30am - 9/23/16 4:30pm
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
Landscapes in Oil by Barbara Grey and Still Life Watercolors by Sachiko Yoshida
8/28/16 10:30am - 9/24/16 5:30pm
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Saint Johnsbury
The Woodstock Village Green is turned into an illuminated “Light Garden” wonderland with a series of sculptural “garden plots” designed by local artists and featuring whimsical and creative uses of light. Stroll the “garden” paths on Friday and Saturday evenings and marvel at this unique display of “local color”! Garden plots will remain lit until 10:30 pm.
VOTE FOR YOU FAVORITE LIGHT SCULPTURE AND JOIN US FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY ON SATURDAY EVENING AT 8:00 PM.
9/23/16 6:30pm - 9/24/16 10:30pm
Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock
In the wake of the unfathomable school shootings in Newtown, CT, members of So Percussion along with collaborators theater artist Ain Gordon, and choreographer Emily Johnson, teamed up to investigate the history of American gun manufacturing and the impetus for the “right to bear arms.” A Gun Show weaves music, text, and movement to explore guns and the culture they create in this stunning new work. Tickets $10 Student Admission (with ID) / $15 General Admission.
9/23/16 7:00pm - 9/24/16 11:59pm
New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street, Brattleboro
oin us for three days of inquiry to explore the many ways mindfulness practices can—and do—touch our community. This year’s theme ties together different strands of mindfulness work to reflect how these practices are currently shaping Middlebury and creating opportunities to build a more explicit contemplative culture. Activities include a Thursday keynote address by Dr. Amishi Jha on "Strengthening the Brain’s Attention System with Mindfulness Training;" multiple opportunities to try out contemplative practices such as yoga, aikido, tai chi, contemplative music and dance; a screening of the film The Fire Inside, on place, passion, and the primacy of nature; a Movement Matters session with Maree ReMalia; and much more. See the full schedule at go.middlebury.edu/clifford.
Middlebury College, Middlebury
This workshop will be a true celebration of Vermont’s status as one of the nation’s foremost plein air locales! Award winning artist-instructor George Van Hook will gather a larger group of students to set out on what will surely be an exciting plein air expedition. The workshop will begin each morning at 9:30 am [but show up a little early!], where the group will work under instruction until noon for an hour lunch break. Instruction will resume through the remainder of the afternoons. George will be painting alongside everyone, with the perfect mix of free mingling and working time. In the event of rain, the group can continue to work indoors from reference materials.
Instructor: George Van Hook
Registration deadline is September 9
Members: $400, Non-members: $410
plein air locations
9/23/16 9:30am - 9/25/16 4:30pm
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester
The second annual Springfield Steampunk Festival, Sept 23, 24, 25, Springfield, VT. Steampunk comes alive -- fantasy retro-futuristic weekend featuring famed performers, workshops, musicians, tea dueling, Absinthe Tasting, Thereminist performance, trader’s bazaar, Steampunk fashion show, time machine photo booth, telescope observatory tour, talks, panels and more. Presented by the Steampunk Society of Vermont and the Hartness House, the festival features musical groups including Venus Lens Cap, HUMANWINE, Tritium Well and more. The Springfield Steampunk Festival is a perfect example of the creative economy at work. Springfield is recovering from the loss of manufacturing and the economic recession. The festival highlights Springfield's creative ingenuity and a renaissance in the town. Tickets and full schedule: www.springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com
9/23/16 5:00pm - 9/25/16 7:00pm
Hartness House Inn, Springfield
Bonnie Baird paints the landscape that surrounds and holds her. Her paintings are filled with an emerging fullness of heart and simultaneously evoke a simple lament and heartfelt joy. Using a limited palette and large simple shapes, Baird composes more than a visual observation. Her work is a perceptual experience: an intrinsic vivid memory.
August 12 – September 25, 2016
Artists’ Reception Friday, August 12, 5–7 pm
Town Hall Theater - Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
OBIE Award Winner “Best Play”.
Courtney Wood is back to star, and play all 24 characters in this biographical tale of love and loyalty in South Africa.
Explores the difficult journey from apartheid to freedom.
“Instantly Engaging” – NY Times
Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
Local 64 is opening its First Friday of September this year with Vermont artist Jason Galligan-Baldwin. His art exhibition CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE runs through September 29, with an artist talk September 15. A recipient of numerous awards and associate professor at Norwich University at the School of Architecture and Art, Baldwin links us back to his childhood past in an ambiguous play of time where the 'present' recalls a menagerie of strangers, cultural icons, inspirations, hopes and expectations. Fusing the graphics of comics and contemporary painting we flow and wonder throughout it all. Come join us For First Friday. This exhibition runs throughout Monday -Friday 10-5 pm
9/2/16 6:00pm - 9/29/16 8:00pm
Local 64, Montpelier
'Scenes from an Orchard' is a collection of charming wool tapestries by Neysa Russo. She combines people, foliage and animals to create exquisite folk art scenes. Neysa's expertise comes to life with her creative design composition and dramatic use of color. Inspired by ancient textiles, her tapestries come together to create the beauty of everyday life.
8/1/16 12:00am - 9/30/16 12:00am
Feldman's Bagels, Burlington
A confluence of paintings by Renée Bouchard exploring invented interior landscapes evocative of mysterious labyrinths or complex caves.
Opening reception July 7, 4:00-7:00 PM.
Photo ID required for entry.
7/6/16 8:00am - 9/30/16 4:30pm
Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Photographs by Tom Wies shot primarily from travels in Scandinavia, Serbia, Ireland, and various sites across the United States. The artist’s work encompasses landscapes, portraiture, and abstract details of the natural world.
Opening reception July 7, 4:30-7:00 PM.
7/6/16 8:00am - 9/30/16 4:30pm
Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
“Reflections on Water” Fall Water Fest Art
John Snell Photography
Karen Kitzmiller Room – 2nd floor
“Water Features” Fall Water Fest Art
SB Sowbel Paintings
Hayes Room – 1st Floor
“Springs and Streams” Fall Water Fest Art
Margaret Blanchard Stained Glass
Near audio books – 1st Floor
“Whimsical Folk Art”
9/1/16 10:00am - 9/30/16 5:30pm
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Downtown Bennington showcases our local galleries, artisans, musicians, actors, performers, and entertainers each First Friday of the month from July through October. Join us after work on the First Friday of each month for a evening filled with live artistic performances, restaurant specials, gallery exhibits and artist openings, special performances, and more. Each month features something different and exciting.
7/1/16 5:00pm - 10/1/16 8:00pm
Downtown Bennington, Bennington
Burlington City Arts and the Vermont Metro Gallery presents Fixed/Fluxed: Sage Lewis on view through October 1st, 2016. Lewis, who is a Vermont native currently based in Tunbridge, has recently returned from teaching university students in Doha, Qatar. Her work in the Vermont Metro Gallery includes 18 pieces that were made in Doha, London, Vermont, and most recently in Rochester, New York during a residency at the Visual Studies Workshop in May of 2016. This is her first exhibition in Vermont.
Fixed/Fluxed: Sage Lewis, located on the 4th floor of BCA, dovetails with the group exhibition, also titled Fixed/Fluxed on the first and second floors celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Seven Below Artist Residency Program. Lewis was an artist in residence at Seven Below during the summer of 2014 and much of the work she produced there traveled with her to Qatar and was exhibited at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s branch campus there. Lewis works in a range of media making connections between material process and concept as she translates images across multiple surfaces of paper and fabric. Her experimental photo-based works establish a tactile relationship between methods of drawing and marks of photographic processes. This body of work takes well-known methods of image making such as inkjet and laser copy prints and uses them in unconventional ways to evoke the perceptual phenomena of the desert landscape. The exhibition also includes three examples of carbon prints, a lesser known historic photographic process, which Lewis produced with the help of a faculty research grant from VCUQatar.
About her time in Qatar, Lewis says she was influenced by the landscape and architecture of the urban environment. “Throughout my time in Doha, I was continually observing a wide range of architecture from the ‘starchitect’ mega-contemporary buildings to the aging vernacular structures from decades earlier, as they are being torn down and constructed as something new. The urban landscape is constantly changing due to rapid construction and Qatar has set out to create an international hub for education and research where I was located in Education City, Doha. My fascination with the desert and notions of scale and orientation became a rich source of imagery from which I am still working. Texture and grain which are present in paper and images relate directly to the surface of the desert. Perceptual interferences from heat waves and dust have also left their mark on my work.”
Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington
Hadrien Redouin, gallery director at the Southern Vermont Arts Center says: The visionary work of David Brewster is a modern dance for the eyes, an all-at-once evolution of abstract expressionism from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. From my first encounter with David’s painting, I was committed to bringing a retrospective of his remarkable oeuvre to the Southern Vermont Arts Center where you will discover his work.
David jBrewster writes:
- I'm in the process of opening a retrospective of paintings created primarily in the remote, hardscrabble surroundings of Halifax Vermont, where I’ve lived in an enchanted 200-year old farmhouse perched on a wind-swept mountain reminiscent of Wuthering Heights. Throughout my career I’ve sought out a kind of theater, often choosing opulent interiors and sylvan landscapes that are somehow distressed, threatened, disintegrating, forgotten or abandoned. Throughout my development I have continued to revisit these same scenarios, with their heightened sense of drama, movement and collapse, inviting the spectator to cross a threshold to confront aspects of our culture that are evolving or perishing.
- My paintings sit within a tradition the French call premier coup, meaning “all at once.” They are most often executed in one swift pass, with the graphic urgency of improvisational response underscoring all decisions and informing the energy of the mark. The main tool in my work is the foam paint roller, which is the perfect match for the exuberance I bring to my work, the energy and velocity of how I move paint increasingly becoming a subject in itself. Letting the mark expand and travel and become something more in its own right, I’m able to liberate from descriptive tendency and come closer to my ideal of working as nature works, with the marks blooming and evolving of their own accord.
7/23/16 10:00am - 10/3/16 5:00pm
Southern Vermont Art Center, Wilson Museum, Manchester
The University of Vermont Department of Art and Art History
and the Mollie Ruprecht Fund for Visual Art Presents:
The Francis Colburn Gallery
University of Vermont
72 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405
Exhibition: Wednesday, September 21 - Friday, October 7th
Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 - 6:30, Fleming 101
The Francis Colburn Gallery at the University of Vermont is pleased to announce the opening of R*O*Y*G*B*I*V, a one-person exhibition by New York based artist Eric Hibit. There will be a public lecture in Fleming Museum 101 at 5:30 pm on Wednesday September 21. The exhibition runs until October 7th. Mr. Hibit is a recipient of the Mollie Ruprecht Fund for Visual Artists.
R*O*Y*G*B*I*V is a comprehensive exhibition that includes three distinct approaches to art-making that comprises Mr. Hibit's practice. Intimately-scaled paintings on paper and masonite panel are meticulously rendered in small dots of acrylic paint, depicting imagery culled from popular culture. Included in this exhibition is a wide selection of these pieces from 2014-2016. In conversation with these works, Mr. Hibit makes sculptural paintings - his so-called armature paintings - that are made by stretching fabric over uncoiled wire. The undulating Baroque-esque forms are support for abstract paintings that engage color, gesture, and pattern. Rounding out the exhibition is a floor-to-ceiling installation of ink brush paintings that demonstrate the artist's spontaneous response to imagery.
Eric Hibit is a visual artist based in Queens, New York. He attended The Corcoran College of Art + Design (BFA) and Yale University School of Art (MFA). He has exhibited in New York at C24 Gallery, Zurcher Gallery, Field Projects, and Underdonk Projects; nationally, at Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA, The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA, and Curator's Office in Washington, DC.; and internationally at Zurcher Gallery in Paris, France and at The Arctic Circle Residency in Slavbard, Norway. He has taught studio art at Tyler School of Art, NYU, Hunter College and is currently teaching in the Department of Continuing Education at Cooper Union. In 2014, he joined the artist-run gallery Ortega y Gasset Projects.
Image: Eric Hibit, Blue Iris on Pink, 2015, acrylic, fabric, wire, resin, wood, 29″ x 34″ x 3″
The Francis Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, 72 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405, Burlington
The historic Kent Museum in Kents Corner, Calais hosts its annual Art at the Kent exhibition, PARABLES—filling the museum with the paintings, sculpture, and marionettes of Brattleboro-based artists Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes.
9/9/16 10:00am - 10/9/16 5:00pm
Kent Museum, Calais
Guided tours of Historic Justin Morrill State Historic Site, including Morrill’s 19th-century Art Collection with works by Constantino Brumidi, “America’s Michelangelo.” Gothic Revival historic house, formal gardens, interpretive exhibits, fairy village, walking trail.
May 28 through October 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday (& holiday Mondays)
214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, VT 05072
Admission: Adults - $6.00
Children 14 years & under - free.
For information about group tours, please contact:
Tracy Martin, Historic Sites Section Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation: 802-828-3051
8/4/16 11:00am - 10/10/16 5:00pm
Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford
In "Facing the Self," eleven artists confront their own likeness — for a variety of reasons, by a variety of means, in a variety of styles and, of course, with a wide variety of outcomes.
Participating artists: Phoebe Stone, Kate Gridley, Ken Leslie, Fran Bull, Lu Zhang, Bill Ramage, Leonard Ragouzeos, Oliver Schemm, Richard Weis, Sean Dye, Phil Whitman
The Castleton Downtown Gallery is located in off of Center Street in the Center St. Alley (directly across from Yellow Deli).
Regular Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9/14/16 11:00am - 10/15/16 6:00pm
The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
The September Art Walk will celebrate the art opening of two wonderful local artists - Kate Fetherston and Michelle Saffran, both recent recipients of Vermont Arts Council Creation Grants! We are very excited to welcome them to CAL and share their work with you! Please join us.
Their work will remain on display @CAL through the months of September and October. Viewings: M-F 8-6, Sat 9-5.
9/2/16 5:00pm - 10/15/16 8:00pm
46 Barre St, Montpelier
This year celebrates 25th years of this remarkable outdoor sculpture exhibit. Korean artist JaeHyo Lee will be featured, among other talented local and national artists.
Helen Day Art Center and Stowe Rec Path, Stowe
2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the first pedal bicycle patent in the world. The Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont celebrates this occasion by showcasing the premier bicycle collection of Glenn Eames with the exhibit "Pedaling Through History: 150 Years of the Bicycle." The exhibit traces the evolution of the bicycle from its inception until today, while spotlighting the bicycle’s golden era at end of the 19th century.
The exhibit’s high points include the Velocipede or Boneshaker from the 1860s, High Wheel or Ordinary Bicycle of the 1880s, Safety Bicycle of the late 1890s, and a selection of more modern 20th and 21st century road, off road, and fat bikes. In addition to commemorative items and related bicycle equipment used by riders in the 1875-1925 period, as well as two modern bicycles the exhibit features some arts elements:
Forty-two historic bicycle photographs from the collections of Glenn Eames and Lorne Shields have been enlarged and are installed on the walls. Vermonter and New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Ed Koren has lent three of his contemporary bicycle and wheeling drawings to the exhibit, and a metal sculpture, Fish on a Bike, fashioned from found materials by Martin McGowan of Newark Vermont, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, is on view in the Sheldon’s garden.
6/21/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Adelaide Tyrol’s surreally reimagined paintings of real-world flora and fauna signal a distinct departure from her previous life as a natural history illustrator. This most recent body of work explores dreamscapes and liminal areas in nature – the thresholds between sky and land, intertidal zones between water and shore – and the creatures that occupy these spaces “between worlds.” Presented in conversation with Adelaide’s works on paper, panel, and canvas, Joseph’s Lupiani’s charismatic wooden chimeras similarly exist in two worlds simultaneously: those both animal and human. Goats, rabbits, and foxes remind us of neighbors and friends with their quirkily slumped postures and casual attire. Exploring the parallels between animal and human behavior and personalities, this collection of sculptures and paintings by two Vermont-based artists will be on view through October 16th.
Join us for an opening celebration Saturday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm!
8/20/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
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!
8/6/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Friday --> Monday, 12.30 pm to 6.00 pm,
or by appointement
Comfort Farm Barn, 2313 West Hill Rd, Stowe
We will be kicking off the 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show with an opening party & reception on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 4-8 PM. There will be live music, hot dogs and beer (a long-standing tradition), and activities for the kids. Many of the sculptors will be on hand to talk about their work.
The show itself will run from July 23 through October 23, 2016 and will feature work by 37 sculptors from around the country. The work will be sited in the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park as well as various locations around Main & Bank Streets in North Bennington, including the North Bennington Train Depot.
7/23/16 4:00pm - 10/23/16 8:00pm
North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park @ 48 Main St, North Bennington, VT (Next to Vermont Arts Exchange & NB Post Office), North Bennington
Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns
This exhibit delves into our relationship with guns and explores the influence they have on visual artists.
The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island
Through his photographs of un-restored buildings on Ellis Island, ruins of a not-so-distant past, Philip J. Calabria grants viewers passage to a bygone era.
Chaos and Light: Jamie Young
With dense fields of swooping brushstrokes and glancing lines, Jamie Young articulates abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation.
Union Station: Gateway to the World
Images and stories of Brattleboro’s Union Station, home of BMAC, on the 100th anniversary of its opening.
House/Home, A Work in Progress
John Willis’ photographs of houses and homes in Native American communities shine a harsh light on income equality in our country.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro
Kristen M. Watson & Mary Admasian
The SHE Project Part I
Interactive installation works that honor the art tradition of femmage and explore image, self-worth, sexual power, and personal branding in the social media age.
September 2-October 28, 2016
Presented by The University of Vermont’s Living, Learning Gallery
233 Commons Bldg. 633 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont
Opening Reception Friday, September 2, 2016, 5-8pm
Artists’ Talk at 7pm
Free Parking (visit website for map and info) http://www.uvm.edu/llcenter/gallery/
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 1-8:30pm
For more information visit:
IG: @kmwatsonvt @maryadmasian
From I-89: Take Exit 14W into Burlington, stay in right lane for East Avenue. At the next traffic signal, turn left onto Carrigan Drive. Proceed straight through the next traffic signal at Beaumont Drive. Take next left after the water tower. Visitor parking is at the parking meters on the left. The Living/Learning Center is a short walk away, across Main Street. Use the pedestrian crossing signal at Main Street/University Heights.
From Route 7 North: Follow Route 7 North from Shelburne. Just past Denny's Restaurant and just before reaching Burlington, take 189 East. Travel approximately one mile to I-89 North. Continue using directions as above, from I-89 (Exit 14W is the second exit upon entering I-89 North).
Once you get to the Living/Learning Center, the Gallery is located in the Commons Building right by the Fireplace Lounge.
9/2/16 5:00pm - 10/28/16 8:00pm
Living Learning Gallery at University of Vermont, 633 Main Street, Burlington
An illustrative and decorative artist, Stephanie Stouffer painted over 1,500 paintings, many of which were used internationally by companies like Caspari, Certified International and Peking Handicrafts for mugs, tapestries, greeting cards, pillows, wrapping paper and more. Yet Stouffer’s originals have never been exhibited beyond her Belmont, Vermont home-based gallery. Until now! ‘The Creative World of Stephanie Stouffer’ showcases many of Stouffer’s original paintings, along with selected licensed products, and represents a significant chapter of the artist’s life’s work. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 2 from 4:00-7:30pm. The exhibit runs through October 29.
Make a night of it by also visiting the Brandon Artists Guild (at 7 Center St.) for the opening reception of their ‘Colors of Fall’ exhibit on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5:00-7:00pm.
9/2/16 10:00am - 10/29/16 5:00pm
Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum is delighted to extend a warm welcome to artist Michele Ratté of Saxtons River, Vermont. Exquisite sculptures and etchings by the artist will be on view from September 17th with a reception from 3 to 6pm and continuing through October 30th.
“Precious metals, mineral pigments, printing, collage, stitching, and drawing – all are unpredictable elements in Michele Ratté’s extraordinary work. Each piece evokes a primordial connection to the earth and sea. A combination of handwork, assemblage, and natural objects merge in Ratté’s personal vision of the physical world. Her blending of high karat metals with common materials reflects a strong interest in alchemical and transformative processes.”
Regular museum hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
9/17/16 3:00pm - 10/30/16 6:00pm
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Outside Vermont
Beginning July 8 and continuing through October 31, the “Big Art ~ Bold Vision” exhibit featuring the stunning works of 16 fine artists will adorn Berlin Mall’s sizable windows, offering an arresting indoor/outdoor art gallery experience for shoppers and visitors of all ages. Works can be seen during mall hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The participating artists are: Rosalind Daniels, Anna Dibble, Janet Fredericks, Jessa Gilbert, Steven P. Goodman, Wendy James, Mark Lorah, Mickey Myers, Maggie Neale, Elizabeth Nelson, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Arthur Schaller, Jayne Shoup, David Smith, Kathy Stark and Frank Woods.
Berlin Mall is also home this summer to “Little Art ~ Big Fun.” Art sessions will take place every Saturday, July 9 - September 3. Children 5-11 should be accompanied by parents or guardians, who are free to join in making art as a family. Sessions (lasting about 45 minutes) take place each Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 2:00 and 3:00.
Berlin Mall, Barre
Donald Van Dyke is a Nantucket painter who visits Vermont often to spend time with family. A retired business owner, Van Dyke made the transformation from business to the art world and painting has been his passion for the past 5 years. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Artists Association of Nantucket. His painting “Coming Soon” is the Winner of Jury’s Choice Award, Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery, Nantucket, MA.
VanDyke finds the art community of Nantucket “very welcoming and nurturing community, an environment that is the envy of many a visiting artist. Nantucket’s history, 24 miles out to sea, it’s quaintness, its cobblestone streets, its views, the moors, beaches, the sea itself and all of the boating/sailing activities, the diversity of its flora, as well as its full time population, incredible fodder for an artist’s canvas.”
He paints in oils from the landscape – using both photographs and his imagination. Van Dyke’s exhibit “Great Outdoors” is a wonderful collection merging mountain scenes in Vermont with tranquil costal landscapes of Nantucket.
River Arts, Morrisville
f/7 Photography - Simplicity
Elliot Burg • Annie Tiberio Cameron • Lisa Dimonstein • John Snell • Rob Spring
September 8 - November 1, 2016
Opening Reception - Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Gallery at River Arts, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT
Seven photographers from central Vermont will transform The Gallery at River Arts with new photographic work based on the theme of simplicity. The opening will be held at River Arts on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will run September 15 - November 1, 2016.
The f/7 group of photographers include Elliot Burg, Annie Tiberio Cameron, Lisa Dimondstein, Julie Parker, Sandra Shenk, John Snell and Rob Spring. They meet regularly to share vision, engage in critiques and exhibit together. Each photographer expresses “simplicity” with his/her own unique vision - featuring both black and white and color images. Photographic responses in the Simplicity exhibit imply a directness of image, shorn of complexity, ornamentation, and artifice. At the same time, this theme leaves ample room for beauty, introspection, and ambiguity.
The Gallery at River Arts is located upstairs in the Robert C. Folley Hall at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Friday - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261 or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.
River Arts, Morrisville
Exhibit Dates: September 20 – November 5, 2016
Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
In the main floor gallery:
Rock Solid XVI: Giuliano Cecchinelli
A lifetime show that includes a variety of sculptures, models, and sketches by this master sculptor who was trained in Carrara, Italy as a young boy, and who has devoted his artistic career to working from granite in Barre.
In the second floor gallery:
In Our Hands – An environmental art and architecture exhibit by artist and designer Shannon Lee Gilmour using post-consumer plastic.
In the third floor gallery:
November and Equinox to Solstice - Paintings and Daily Sketches by Paul Calter
Tuesday - Friday: 11AM-5PM
9/20/16 11:00am - 11/5/16 4:00pm
Studio Place Arts, Barre
Solo Exhibit of 20 paintings by artist Janet McKenzie, dedicated to and celebrating the lives of collectors and friends - the late Eadie and Chuck Templin formerly of Burlington. The exhibit is emblematic of the artist's vision - celebrating universal spirituality and the need for greater social awareness through inclusive, sacred art. "I am thoroughly humbled Eadie Templin thought of my work as a way to celebrate both of their lives. I find this to be a magnificent and visionary gesture by a courageous woman who loved art and my art in particular."
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 - 12 noon and Sundays, 8:00 - 1 PM, free of charge, accessible
Opening reception, Sept. 16, 5 - 7 PM
9/16/16 5:00pm - 11/6/16 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of St. Paul - 2 Cherry Street, Burlington
Milton Avery’s Vermont
July 2-November 6, 2016
Image: Milton Avery
Blue Trees, 1945
Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches
Collection Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase College, State University of New York Gift of Roy Neuberger © 2015 The Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo Credit: Jim Frank
Milton Avery's Vermont is the first exhibition to take a focused look at the work this great American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s. By any account Rawsonville and Jamaica, Vermont, are out-of-the way villages, tucked into the picturesque Green Mountains, surrounded by rolling mountains, green forests, and babbling brooks. Avery, who regularly spent his summers traveling with his family in search of new material for his art, was undoubtedly drawn to Vermont by his friend Meyer Schapiro, one of the most important art historians of the twentieth century, who had owned a summer home in Rawsonville since 1930. Noted for his simultaneous commitment to exploring the formal, abstract qualities of art (line, texture, composition and, especially color) and the creation of representational images drawn from his daily encounters with people and places, Avery's Vermont work vividly captures his family's summer activities, and sketching both family members and the artist's personal response to the Vermont landscape.
Milton Avery’s Vermont examines Avery's artistic process, featuring pencil sketches executed en plein air, wonderfully fresh watercolors that were based on his sketches and executed at his Vermont cabin, and many of his major oil paintings that were drawn from these sources and typically completed during the winter months in his New York studio. Avery's Vermont works provide insight into the trajectory of his stylistic development during the fertile decade leading up to what are perhaps his best-known works, created after he joined Paul Rosenberg’s gallery in 1943. The works in the exhibition are drawn from Milton Avery Trust; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York; the Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University of Fine Arts Gallery; and private collectors who wish to remain anonymous.
This exhibition is accompanied by a beautiful 80-page catalogue with over 64 images, and essays by Karen Wilkin, an independent curator and art critic based in New York and specialist in 20th-century modernism and Jamie Franklin, curator at the Bennington Museum. Franklin's work has focused on American art of the early to mid-20th century, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of modernism and self-taught art. The catalogue is being distributed by University Press of New England and will be available in the Museum Store after June 15, 2016.
The museum is open every day June through October. November: Closed Wednesday.
7/2/16 10:00am - 11/6/16 5:00pm
Bennington Museum, Bennington
The Bennington Center for the Arts is thrilled to be partnering with the esteemed organization of American Women Artists for a two-part show and workshop series this September. The festivities will be kicked off with five separate workshops taught by Master Members Carol Arnold, Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Pam Ingalls, Nancy Boren, and Kathy Lemke Waste. The workshops—open to a range of skill sets—begin on either September 20th or the 21st, and go through the 22nd. Both oil and watercolor techniques will be used to create works ranging from delicate portraits to brushy, plein air landscapes. On September 23rd, the two part show will open and include a variety of pieces from the National Juried Exhibition as well as that of AWA Master & Signature Members. These shows will highlight both paintings and three dimensional sculptures in a wide and unique range of media, such as charcoal, ceramic, watercolor, and bronze. To celebrate the opening, there will also be an evening reception and awards ceremony. To sign up for the workshops, email Olivia at email@example.com or call her at (802)442-7158. The show will be up until November 13th.
9/23/16 10:00am - 11/13/16 5:00pm
The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Brooklyn-based artist Sally Gil exhibits her large scale collages and site-specific installation in our West Gallery. Curated by Sophie Brechu-West of 571 Projects.
9/16/16 10:00am - 11/13/16 5:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
World renowned NYC painter Pat Steir will exhibit her prints and drawings for a large solo exhibition. Video of Pat Steir by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work.
6/17/16 12:00pm - 11/13/16 5:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
James McGarrell, Blue on White Bowl, 2.5"x10.75", is being offered in a round the clock raffle. Donated by the artist to the Newbury Woman's Club, all proceeds will benefit the restoration of The Old Village Church on the Newbury Common. The bowl will be exhibited at the church during the Vermont Craft Council and Vermont North by Hand Open Studio event, October 8 & 9 between 10 and 5 both days. The drawing for the winning ticket will be held December 4, 2016.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase raffle tickets.
9/20/16 12:00am - 12/3/16 11:30pm
Old Village Church, Newbury
Acrobatics, Trapeze, Flexibility, Inversions, Circus Fitness and so much more this fall at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT! Whether you've never tried circus arts before or want to try trapeze or juggling for the first time, we have everything from Circus Fitness and Flexibility classes for teens and adults to classes for tots and tumbling and trapeze for youngsters.
Our Fall Session begins September 6, and ends on December 10, 2016 with a break during the week of Thanksgiving. Cost per sessions vary per class. Visit our website to learn more www.necenterforcircusarts.org Registration begins in August.
New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro
Art star of the 1980s, Keith Haring was an indefatigable presence on the world stage until his premature death from AIDS in 1990. His Pop Shops sold his designs on clothing, toys, posters, skateboards, and other merchandise. Haring also created more than 50 public murals in cities around the world, for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers, and orphanages. This exhibition presents selected limited editions on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, which provides funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and charities supporting underserved youth. Free
9/16/16 10:00am - 12/11/16 5:00am
Middlebury College Museum of Art, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury
Drawn from the holdings of the Sabarsky Foundation in New York City, this exhibition—which features works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other members of the Viennese Secession—illuminates how these individuals challenged the artistic and social establishment by rejecting the traditional academic system and turning to new means of expression, often attempting to reunify art and life in a “total work of art,” before giving into cultural pessimism and withdrawing from public life. Free
9/6/16 10:00am - 12/11/16 5:00pm
Middlebury College Museum of Art, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury
White River Gallery’s autumn show is sculptures and paintings by Brenda Garand. These delicate and powerful works are made with cold-rolled steel, flood clay, wool from the Johnson Woolen Mills, quills from the eastern porcupine, her own walnut ink, and black felt paper reminiscent of her days roofing with her father. Garand welds and forms everything herself, creating unique works of art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to France; a Fulbright Berlin Seminar; The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant to Bayeux, France; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant, Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant, and many others. Residencies include Yaddo, Ragdale, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Atelier Silex in Québec, and the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada. Brenda Garand is a Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College for the past 21 years and lives and works in Vermont.
Opening September 23, White River Gallery, 35 S. Windsor St., South Royalton, VT 05068
Or by appointment contact: gallery director and curator, Dian Parker email@example.com
9/23/16 5:00pm - 12/15/16 4:00pm
White River Gallery, South Royalton
“Grounding" Fresh Installations and Sculpture @ King Farm
Come walk the land of King Farm, Woodstock, VT and experience new works from the following artists: Michael Barsanti, Ria Blaas, Charlet Davenport, Joe Graham-Felsen, Rachel Gross, Lela Keen, Carla Kimball, Lisa Kippen, Jeff Levison, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Anne Mapplebeck, Allison Newsome, Murray Ngoima, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, Andy Wasserman, and Edythe Wright.
This show opens Saturday, September 3rd. 3-6. The grounds are free and always open. The show runs until December. With events to be announced during the run of the show. More information can be found at Sculpturefest.org."
9/3/16 3:00pm - 12/21/16 6:00pm
King Farm, King Farm Road, Woodstock
Since its founding in 1882, the Henry Sheldon Museum has collected unique silhouettes of historical Addison County residents, both of the well-known and of the common folk. A silhouette is a likeness of a person, bust or full body, cut from paper. Because of their fragility, the silhouettes are rarely seen by the public, but until September 04, 2016, two dozen of these singular portrait images, spanning over a century from 1800s to 1900s, will be on view. Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart searched the Sheldon collection, identified the most stunning, long-overlooked silhouettes, researched the biographies of the sitters, and curated this historic exhibit.
There are silhouettes of politicians, local doctors, academics, and artisans who had considerable impact on local history and whose lives are well documented in news accounts and local histories. For example on view is an exceptional portrait of William Slade (1786 – 1859), who represented Vermont in the U.S. House of Representatives (1831-1843) and was Governor of Vermont (1844-1846). Less is known about the women represented by the silhouettes, except for the stunning double silhouette of now celebrated same-sex couple Sylvia Drake (1784-1868) & Charity Bryant (1777-1851).
4/1/16 10:00am - 12/31/16 5:00pm
Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
The gallery is open by appointment daily, year round, calling in advance 802-257-7898 is recommended or email to firstname.lastname@example.org (visits at other times of the day are also possible by prior arrangement for some days). Nye’s work transcends neat categorization and even pushes the boundaries of conventional definitions of ‘art’ with her event scores (instructions for participants in group and solo improvisation settings), poetry, the visual arts, wall pieces, drawings, text-based art, installations, found-object artifacts and sculpture, and photographic documentation of her performances and happenings. A monograph on Nye's work is available and can be previewed at magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374.
C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro
Photographers are always talking about light – too bright, too dark, soft light, hard light, the golden hour, the blue hour, and on and on. An unexpected benefit of my recent emphasis on black and white photography has helped me not only to better recognize these qualities of light, but most importantly how to make better use of light as a compositional element. The photos on exhibit demonstrate a wide range of brightness – from the blackest of blacks to the whitest of whites with a full range of tones in between. Much of the drama in the photographs stems from using areas of light and dark to guide your eye into the image and to identify the compositional focal point of the image.
Kent Shaw is a photographer living in Elmore, Vermont. He started his career in music education and was a high school band director for ten years. While still teaching, his interest in technology led him first to recording studios, which quickly lead to a stint doing television audio for professional sports. This was followed by many years in various aspects of Information Technology. He and his wife Jean, moved to Vermont in the mid 2000s and after a few years of telecommuting from his home in Elmore he retired in 2008.
He first started photography in the early 1980’s as a hobby, but time for photography was limited by work demands. Following the introduction of digital cameras, he experimented with various point-n-shoot cameras and made the switch to Digital SLRs in 2007. He has been shooting non-stop ever since.
Night and architectural photography as well as landscapes are his primary interests. Waterfalls, especially small unknown ones off the beaten track, are another favorite subject.
For more examples of Kent’s work, please visit www.ksclick.com.
Morrisville Post Office 16 Portland Street Morrisville, VT • Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm Sat 9:00am-12:00pm Sun Closed
River Arts’ Galleries are located at 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m, Friday – 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261.
Morrisville Post Office, Morrisville
Presented by The Castleton University Art Galleries
at Christine Price Gallery through October 14 AND
at Castleton University Bank Gallery (104 Merchants Row) through January 28
“The Syrian Experience as Art” is an exhibition featuring the work of twelve Syrian artists who seek to express their individual and varied responses to the devastation of their country. This is an expanded exhibition, showing in two of our gallery spaces (The CU Bank Gallery & The Christine Price) with an ARTIST'S RECEPTION on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at the CU Bank Gallery, from 2 - 5 p.m. Artist Khaled Youssef will be joining us via Skype from Nice, France to speak with visitors and conduct a Q&A session at the CU Bank Gallery! Light refreshments will be served. See gallery information below.
~ Participating Artists ~
Humam Alsalim & Rami Bakhos
Tania Al Kayyali
CHRISTINE PRICE GALLERY
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University
45 Alumni Drive, Castleton
AUGUST 29 – OCTOBER 14, 2016
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
THE CU BANK GALLERY
104 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland
(The corner of Center Street and Merchants Row)
SEPTEMBER, 2016 – JANUARY, 2017
Thursday - variable hours. Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9/1/16 12:00pm - 1/28/17 6:00pm
The CU Bank Gallery, Rutland
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham
EDGEWATER GALLERY in Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785 Contact: Kelly Holt email@example.com
On view: December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe announces a welcoming home, solo exhibition by TJ Cunningham aptly titled, Roots. The exhibition will be on view from December 1st through January 11th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 7 from 5-7pm. There will be an artist talk at 6pm. Cunningham inspires with his thought provoking landscapes of his native home, Addison, Vermont. Cunningham recently reflected on his upbringing in Vermont, and the powerful feelings of place as it relates to his art "One of my earliest, childhood memories is of an evening walk in November as woodsmoke wafted from the chimneys of my boyhood town. I remember the sharp feeling of cold air in my nostrils accompanied by the gentle smell of Vermont’s long heating season...The scent of woodsmoke always conjures those feelings of contented peace...More and more when I paint the landscape, I am searching for a similar experience; however, unlike smell, painting is an abstract language with a series of shapes, colors, and textures that together bring meaning... These are the places that mean the most to me; they are the scenes that evoke all of the joy and longing connected to my thoughts of home. They are my roots."
Known for his depth and layering of oil colors, majestic Vermont skyscapes, stretching farmlands, and meandering river waters, Cunningham once again delivers the scenes we recognize as the quietude of true homeland in this exhibition.
Cunningham received his formal training at Pensacola Christian College. He enjoys connecting with living artists in his travels, whose techniques he studies and whose work Cunningham follows and admires. The artist works directly in the landscape and from plein air studies in his studio in Tennessee. He teaches plein air painting workshops in several locations across the United States. Cunningham’s work is exhibited and collected nationwide, as well as in Europe.
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe