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Oct
8
2017

The Michele Fay Band

The Michele Fay Band
Description:

T​he Michele Fay Band will be performing original and Americana music at the Deborah Rawson Library, 8 River Rd. in Jericho on Sunday, October 8th at 2:00 p.m. ​This event is free to the public. For more information, call: 388-6863.

Time: 10/8/17 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho
Oct
8
2017

Bear-A-Palooza

Bear-A-Palooza Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

It’s a Bear-A-Palooza at the Henry Sheldon Museum on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 pm. Bring everyone to a free family afternoon full of bear-related activities. Tour the Sheldon’s exhibit Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale featuring art and books by 20 Vermont children’s book illustrators/authors. Have your picture taken with your favorite bear in a special photo station. Enjoy a story in the read-aloud corner – artist and author Ashley Wolff will be on hand to read from some of her books. Make a bear puppet, create an original print and illustrate your own bear story. Count the bears in the jar for a prize. Remember, bring your favorite bear! The Sheldon Museum is located at One Park Street, Middlebury. For more information on the event or exhibit, visit www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org or call the Sheldon at 802-388-2117.

Time: 10/8/17 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Oct
8
2017

Mirth and Mystery: A Nordic Piano Trio Program

Mirth and Mystery: A Nordic Piano Trio Program
Description:

The Stellaria Trio kicks off its 2017-18 season with a spotlight on works by Finnish, Norwegian, and Danish composers.  Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black present the 'Lovisa' Trio of Jean Sibelius, Edvard Grieg's Andante con moto, and Piano Trio in F Minor by Peter E. Lange-Müller.

Free admission. Donations welcome.

Time: 10/8/17 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Shelburne United Methodist Church, Shelburne
Oct
8
2017

We love Telemann!

We love Telemann!
Description:

Chamber music by Telemann, Leclair, and Couperin presented by Mat Langlois (baroque flute), André Laurent O'Neil (viola da gamba), and Sandra Mangsen (harpsichord) in the spendid acoustic of the restored carriage barn at Park-McCullough House. Pay what you will. Cash bar. See www.benningtonbaroque.org for concert details.

Time: 10/8/17 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Carriage Barn, Park-McCullough House, North Bennington
Oct
8
2017

Vermont Symphonic Winds fall concert

Vermont Symphonic Winds fall concert
Description:

The Vermont Symphonic Winds, conducted by Music Director Lisa Jablow, will present their fall concert at St. Michael's College on Sunday, October 8, at 3 pm. The program will contain a dazzling array of standard wind ensemble literature and newer works by Morten Lauridsen, Robert Paterson, Darius Milhaud, Itaru Sakai, Alfred Reed, Howard Hanson, and Robert Sheldon.

Time: 10/8/17 3:00pm
Location: McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, St. Michael's College, Colchester
Oct
4
2017
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Oct
8
2017

UVM Theatre presents "The Exonerated"

UVM Theatre presents "The Exonerated"
Description:

Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts and the public record, "The Exonerated" tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong - and of the six brave souls who persevered to survive it.
*This play contains strong language and mature content and is not recommended for younger audiences.

Time: 10/4/17 7:30pm - 10/8/17 3:30pm
Location: The Royall Tyler Theater, 116 University Place, Burlington
Sep
8
2017
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Oct
8
2017

Refuge - Vermont Artists Respond

Refuge - Vermont Artists Respond Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge with works that evoke home, community, habitat, nature, faith, and sustenance.

Time: 9/8/17 10:00am - 10/8/17 5:00pm
Location: Kent Museum, Calais
Oct
6
2017
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Oct
8
2017

35th Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

35th Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

160 juried artists and artisans under heated Camelot tents - rain or shine. Specialty Food Tent. Food Court, Live Music, Craft Demos, VT Craft Beers by Idletyme Brewery, a d more. Adult admission $10, kids free.

Time: 10/6/17 10:00am - 10/8/17 5:00pm
Location: Topnotch Field on route 108, Stowe
Jun
23
2017
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Oct
8
2017

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement

Boundaries, Balance and Confinement Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

At the Brattleboro Museum (BMAC) for the Spring /Summer Series of Exhibits: June 23 - October 8
Mary Admasian: Site specific outdoor sculpture titled "Weighted Tears" and interior exhibit "Boundaries, Balance and Confinement" other artist featured at the museum: Wolf Kahn: "Density & Transparency", Nathalie Miebach: Lost Porches, Barbara Garber "Free Fall, William Chambers: "Spaceship of Dreams" and The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Time: 6/23/17 5:30pm - 10/8/17 8:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro
Oct
1
2017
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Oct
8
2017

"Joe Iconis and Family" at The Weston Playhouse

"Joe Iconis and Family" at The Weston Playhouse Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Writer and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis brings his merry band of musical theatre punks back to Weston! Audiences will remember Joe and his family of actor/singer/musicians from our 2015 production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and the accompanying Cabaret. Join them for a rousing celebration of Joe’s award-winning songs, a unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree.

Composer, lyricist, bookwriter, and performer Joe Iconis’ music has been heard on NBC’s Smash, in top New York clubs like Feinstein’s 54 Below and Joe’s Pub, and in theatres across the country. He and his favorite collaborators will open our new second stage at Walker Farm during Vermont’s peak foliage week with some of the hottest work in the musical theatre.

Location: The Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Sep
10
2017
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Oct
14
2017

1st Annual Multi-Media Mania

1st Annual Multi-Media Mania
Description:

Valley Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibition of fine art and quality custom crafts combined in one location. Multi-Media Mania moves into the new galleries of the Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm (48 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield VT, 05673)!

The non-juried exhibition is designed to showcase fine arts and crafts during the annual leaf-peeping season. The mixed showing of fine art and quality custom crafts includes paintings, fabric art, ceramics, glass, sculpture, furniture, photography, mosaics, woodworking, metalwork, quilting and weaving. The exhibition will illustrate how fine arts and quality crafts complement one another.

Gala Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 5–9 pm. The exhibition will run, September 10th–October 14th, Thursdays & Fridays 4–9pm and 
Saturdays & Sundays, noon–9 pm.

Entry to exhibit is open to everyone. The prospectus and entry/registration form can be found at www.valleyartsvt.com.http://valleyartsvt.com/event/multi-media-mania/

Time: 9/10/17 4:00pm - 10/14/17 9:00pm
Location: 48 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield
Sep
29
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Broadway Bound Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, this is the poignant and funny conclusion of Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy. Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing, while coping with their parents’ messy and gut-wrenching split. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the rest of the family is upset to hear a comedic rendition of their own trials and tribulations. How will Eugene and his brother balance their loyalties to their family and to their art?

Evening performances Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30

Matinees Thursday & Sunday at 2 pm

And Saturday Sept. 30th at 2 pm

Time: 9/29/17 7:30pm - 10/15/17 4:00pm
Location: Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street, Bennington
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
15
2017

The Strong and the Weak, Patrick Shoemaker Solo Exhibit

The Strong and the Weak, Patrick Shoemaker Solo Exhibit
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to present The Strong and the Weak, a solo exhibit of paintings from Patrick Shoemaker. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from September 1st through October 15th with an opening reception on September 8th from 5-8pm.

Patrick Shoemaker’s paintings are inspired by mythology and lore, rooted in American history, and folk art. While relying on contemporary vernacular, his paint handling and use of color is unmistakably his own. Using large amounts of medium mixed with oil pigment, this technique allows him to mix colors and blur lines directly on the surface, imitating a watercolor like texture. The paintings are at once iconographic and implicit, intimate and unknown.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Jun
13
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale

Draw Me a Story -- Tell Me a Tale Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Vermont abounds in accomplished children’s book artists and authors of regional and national reputation.This summer, eighteen are featured in the Sheldon Museum’s exhibit "Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale."

The featured exhibitors vary from artists/authors specializing in works that help children learn the alphabet and numbers, such as Mary Azarian, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, and Ashley Wolff, to those who concentrate on nature and travels, such as Jan Reynolds, Peter Lourie, and Jim Arnosky.

More traditional children’s stories are represented by the New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Harry Bliss, who takes his readers on trips to museums, while Thatcher Hurd introduces his readers to the creative energies of Art Dog, and Janet Hayward Burnham combines poetry with illustrations of dragons and cats. Sarah Dillard relates stories featuring miniature mice and chicks and Tracey Campbell Pearson depicts levitating youngsters and friendly elephants.

John and Jennifer Churchman provide magical photographs and stories of sheep and other farm friends. Jason Chin introduces eager young learners to mysteries of gravity and the wonders of the Galapagos, while Deirdre Gill explores winter dragons and train travel. Angels, animals, and friendship are colorful themes portrayed by Phoebe Stone. Desperate dogs and baby robins frolic through the stories by Eileen Christelow.

Book readings and author presentations are planned during the run of the exhibit.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
Sep
29
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Seasons - Threadpainting by Pam Druhen

Seasons - Threadpainting by Pam Druhen
Description:

Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House is hosting an Artist Talk and Opening Reception for “Seasons-Threadpainting by Pamela Druhen” on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm. Pamela Druhen is an international award winning fiber artist, working primarily in fabric and thread, as well as teacher, lecturer and curator. She will speak about the inspiration for her artwork as well as the intricate techniques used to create each original design.

“Though much of my work is representational, I enjoy working in abstract as well,” said Druhen, “I’ve begun experimenting with wire as fiber, knitting or crocheting fine gauge wire and including it in different ways.” Most of the pieces on exhibit were done between 2014 and the present including some which have been created specifically for this exhibit.

Pam draws inspiration from the beauty of Vermont and how life here is defined by the seasons. When the seasons change, everything changes with it - the smells, colors, what we wear, how we live, the food we eat. Pam’s representational work is inspired by her experiences of the seasons while traveling with her husband around Vermont, New England and beyond. Her abstract work embraces the wider seasons of life – young, old, in-between, sickness, death, change, new life, joy, love, progress and confusion. These seasons are personal and limitless. “I think my abstract work is an attempt to embrace these wider seasons of life, those that aren’t defined by weather or temperature or the limits of landscape,” said Druhen.

The Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House has been exhibiting artwork during the Vermont Festival of the Arts for five years. “Because of our recent construction, we had to delay the opening of this show until after the Festival,” said Karen Nevin, chair of the Village Meeting House Arts Committee. “We are incredibly excited to be able to show Pam’s work this fall and open our doors to the community through this exhibit.”

The exhibit will run Fridays through Sundays, September 29-October 15 from noon – 5 pm. Pam will speak about her work on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm followed by the Opening Reception. Admission is free. The Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House is located at 4355 Main Street, Route 100, Waitsfield.

Time: 9/29/17 12:00pm - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: United Church of Christ Village Meeting House, Waitsfield
Aug
19
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Thin Places, Long Light: Paintings of Ireland and Vermont by Kathleen Kolb

Thin Places, Long Light: Paintings of Ireland and Vermont by Kathleen Kolb
Description:

Please join us on Saturday, August 19th from 6 to 8pm to celebrate our last opening reception of the summer!

Painter Kathleen Kolb was driven by two sustained, emotive forces in the creation of this collection of recent works inspired by travels in Ireland and throughout her home state of Vermont: a deep attachment to place and a passion for the visual effect of light on our everyday surroundings.

Time: 8/19/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Aug
19
2017
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Oct
15
2017

Elements: Charlie Bluett

Elements: Charlie Bluett
Description:

Please join us on Saturday, August 19th from 6 to 8 pm to celebrate our last opening reception of the summer!

In his first solo exhibition at West Branch, Charlie Bluett's expressionist paintings celebrate the changeling nature of the Vermont landscape, drawing upon impressions of morning mists rising to reveal the mountains, rain soaked stonewalls bursting with new moss and lichen, and the glancing sun on pebble-strewn creek beds.

Time: 8/19/17 10:00am - 10/15/17 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
16
2017

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Fantastic Wantastiquet is a new 'umbrella' festival covering Windham County and the immediate tri-state area, including Cheshire County NH and Franklin County MA. Most activities are concentrated in and around the Brattleboro area, but we explicitly embrace and publicize all arts and cultural activities in the larger area, particularly in the West River (Wantastiquet) valley watershed. The name 'Fantastic Wantastiquet' re-claims the original Abenaki name for the West River -- Wantastiquet -- and the larger Festival embraces traditional arts and cultural forms. In this inaugural year, the Festival is taking on special significance because Brattleboro has decided to embrace the Indigenous Peoples Day initiative in place of the National Columbus Day holiday weekend.

Location: Windham County, Vermont, Brattleboro
Oct
6
2017
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Oct
22
2017

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Welcome to the 1958 Springfield High School prom! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion. With over 30 classic hits from the 50s and 60s including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party!” The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical trip down memory lane.

Direction and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa

Time: 10/6/17 7:30pm - 10/22/17 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
16
2017
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Oct
22
2017

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly is an exhibition in which two women, working with the concept of sacred geometry, elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Time: 9/16/17 12:00pm - 10/22/17 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Sep
20
2017
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Oct
26
2017

A Doll's House

A Doll's House Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, argued that everyone, man or woman, had a right to be who they wanted to be. In A Doll’s House, protagonist Nora epitomizes struggles against the constraints of social conformity as she confronts her identity and the state of her marriage. Though Ibsen was writing in the 19th century, his masterpiece remains just as relevant as when it was written. As Mark Lawson writes, “Our culture is in moral chaos, with inquiries, trials, and debates agonizing over what we should think about politics, money, journalism, medicine, and sex, themes to which Ibsen…urgently returned.” – The Guardian

Location: The Northern Stage, White River Junction
Sep
12
2017
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Oct
27
2017

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection

The Paleteers of Vermont and Sketches in Perfection
Description:

Two new exhibits: the Paleteers of Vermont member show and Sketches in Perfection: A special exhibit of paintings and sketches by Thomas Waterman Wood. Both exhibits run from September 12th through October 27th with an opening reception on Thursday September 14th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists, enjoy refreshments, learn more about T.W. Woods art and purchase local art at affordable prices.

Time: 9/12/17 12:00pm - 10/27/17 4:00pm
Location: T.W.Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier
Oct
5
2017
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Oct
28
2017

Robert Frost: This Verse Business

Robert Frost: This Verse Business Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

For nearly fifty years, Robert Frost “barded” around the country with his poetry, dry wit, and “promises to keep,” performing some of the greatest verse in the English canon and sharing his “wild surmises” on religion, science, poetic form, whatever was on his mind. Starring Emmy winning and Tony nominated actor Gordon Clapp, A.M. Dolan's This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also a personal view of Frost at his cabin.

Please call the box office at (802) 296-7000 or email boxoffice@northernstage.org for tickets or more information.

Time: 10/5/17 7:30pm - 10/28/17 9:30pm
Location: The Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
Jul
8
2017
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Oct
29
2017

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)

20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Please join us for the 20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)! One of the area's longest running consecutive art exhibitions, this year's iteration will feature an array of different media, and eclectic styles of sculpture spread over the Vermont Arts Exchange campus and surrounding areas. This year's show will feature works by over thirty nationally recognized, as well as local area artists. Local band "Ransom Notes" will be playing the opening event July 8th, 4-8 PM, with food and drinks provided by Harvest Brewing. We hope to see you there!

Location: Vermont Arts Exchange and surrounding locations, North Bennington
Sep
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape: Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) celebrates Vermont's colorful scenery with a new exhibit of paintings and pastels by Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet. The show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape" runs September 1 through October 31. Opening reception is Friday, September 8, 5-7pm at the BAG, 7 Center Street, Brandon.

Rollet, who attended the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, moved to Vermont in 1983, and became captivated by the diversity of the landscape. As she describes it, "From mountains to meadows to farm fields and woodlands, the characteristics of the Vermont landscape are no different than the individual features of its citizens. The beauty of the countryside forming its profile and features is the essence of what I hope to portray in my work.”

Working in oils and pastels, Rollet paints in plein air when the weather allows. "The long winter months of Vermont drive me indoors," she concedes, "but on location color studies, notes and photographs allow me to complete pieces more comfortably in my studio."

The recipient of several awards for her work, Rollet is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, and International Association of Pastel Societies.

The BAG welcomes the public to the opening reception for Norma Jean Rollet's show, "Portraits of the Vermont Landscape” on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956. www.BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

Time: 9/1/17 10:00am - 10/31/17 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
May
1
2017
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Oct
31
2017

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show

"Birding by the Numbers" Community Art Show
Description:

What would ornithology be without math? How do artists integrate a sense of number with the wonder of birds?

Inspired by these questions (and more), we sought works that might express the art of math, bridging the real and imaginary, with birds silly and significant. We call it Birding by the Numbers and invite you to visit.

Daily Through October • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Included with Museum Admission (free for members)

Artists include:
Brian Machanic
Carol MacDonald
Carol McDowell
Carol Talmage
Claudette Eaton
Colin Talmage
Elizabeth Spinney
Jackie Mangione
Judy Dow
Katherine Guttman
Katherine Moran
Kerry and Linda Hurd
Kimberly Sultze + Jon Hyde
Kir Talmage
Linda Di Sante
Meg Walker
Nancy Stone
Nancy Tomczak
Rachel Grossman
Stephanie Leap
Tina Valentinetti

(Image: a portion of Judy Dow's "Birds in My Backyard" quilt, copyright © Judy Dow. Used by permission)

Location: Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show

Dennis Sheehan One Person Show Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Lush pastoral landscapes of rural America are the subject of poetic and haunting paintings by Massachusetts artist, Dennis Sheehan, on exhibit in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room.

The exhibit is open daily through Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, the hours shift to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery Middle Room, Jeffersonville
Sep
7
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Land and Light and Water and Air

Land and Light and Water and Air Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual flagship landscape exhibition: LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR, features over 100 paintings of New England scenes by 50 artists. Prizes are awarded, including the prestigious Alden Bryan Medal for Best in Show. Gallery hours listed are through Columbus Day, after which the gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4 and by appointment.

Time: 9/7/17 11:00am - 11/5/17 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Sep
16
2017
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Nov
5
2017

Fall Solo Shows

Fall Solo Shows
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

David Shrigley

David Shrigley
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by British artist David Shrigley, to be held from 6 May – 26 November 2017 in its newly opened visitor center, which expands the Foundation’s campus of converted galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately twenty-five works including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture from the Hall Collection will be on view. Shrigley is best known for a distinctive and deceptively simple drawing style and for creating works that satirize contemporary society and everyday life. By engaging his audience with humor, Shrigley’s work appears light-hearted while tackling serious and universal issues like death, love and war. The Hall Art Foundationis open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 1:00pm - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman

Ready. Fire! Aim. | Curated by DJ Hellerman
Description:

Ready. Fire! Aim. is a joint exhibition that will take place at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont (6 May – 26 November 2017) and at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont (21 April – 9 July 2017). Inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art collecting philosophy, this group show explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking. Using the creative process as a point of departure, Ready. Fire! Aim. brings together artworks addressing issues of violence and decay, gestural abstraction and linear precision, as well as the sensible and the absurd. BCA Center’s presentation will include work by six emerging to nationally recognized Vermont-based artists, while the Hall Art Foundation’s presentation will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by internationally recognized contemporary artists. The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

 

 

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
6
2017
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Nov
26
2017

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 6 May – 26 November 2017. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros", which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. (Pictured: Nicole Eisenman's "Little Shaver" 2005). The Hall Art Foundation is open weekends and Wednesdays by appointment. Appointments are available at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Time: 5/6/17 11:00am - 11/26/17 3:00pm
Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Sep
2
2017
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Nov
30
2017

LandARTLab 2017

LandARTLab 2017 Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

LandARTLab 2017 opens on Sept 2 at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Bring a picnic, walk the land, enjoy sculpture and a performance.

LandARTLab is an exhibition of site-specific works by 17 artists. Participating artists in 2017 include: Ethan Ames, Barbara Bartlett, Brenna Colt, Charlet Davenport, Nira Granott Fox, Susie Gray, Rachel Gross, Margaret Jacobs, Marek Jacism, Mary Admasian, Jay Mead, Mary Mead, Murray Ngoima, Tracy Penfield, Otto Pierce, Cristina Salusti, Jeffrey Simpson, and Jamie Townsend.

At 5 pm, on Sept. 2 at 5pm, choreographers Tracy Penfield and Tamara Hurwitz-Pullman will present the new work "Passing," performed by the 7 dancers and 2 musicians of the Passing Project. "Passing" features a large wooden and knotless netted linen set by Otto Pierce and Tracy Penfield.

LandARTLab is an extension of SculptureFest (Woodstock, VT), and is based at King Farm (Vermont Land Trust). The two locations are connected by a walking trail.

IMPORTANT - PARKING is at King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock, VT. Please note: no parking on Prosper Road.

Time: 9/2/17 4:00pm - 11/30/17 4:00pm
Location: King Farm, 128 King Farm Road, Woodstock
Sep
28
2017
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Nov
30
2017

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran
Description:

Three evenings of poetry process tutelage! Start with baby ideas & brainstorms. Write a working poem draft. Try it out on a thoughtful, encouraging group of fellow poets. All abilities welcome.

Sept. 28, Oct. 26, & Nov. 30
Free, but please register at the adult circulation desk by calling 802 223-3338. Limit of 12 people.

Time: 9/28/17 6:30pm - 11/30/17 8:00pm
Location: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Sep
15
2017
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Dec
10
2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment Vermont Arts 2017
Description:

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition.

Time: 9/15/17 12:00pm - 12/10/17 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
Sep
17
2017
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Dec
28
2017

A Peek At Pastels

A Peek At Pastels
Description:

A Peek at Pastels is juried show containing a collection of 30 paintings by several pastel artists around New England.
Claudia Post (www.ClaudiaPost.com) and Daryl Storrs (https://www.darylstorrs.com/) juried the show.
Doug Dawson (http://www.dougdawsonartist.com/) judged the show.
There will be a reception on Friday, November 3rd, from 5-7 p.m

Time: 9/17/17 12:00am - 12/28/17 12:00am
Location: Hotel Coolidge, 39 S Main St., White River Junction
Jun
13
2017
– THRU –
Jan
13
2018

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents an exhibit of 20 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book authors/artists. Their paintings, illustrations, and photographs, as well as books that feature their artworks will be scattered throughout the museum to be enjoyed by visiting children and adults. Author readings, presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities are being planned throughout the run of the exhibit.

Included in the exhibit are works by Jim Arnosky, Mary Azarian, Harry Bliss, Janet Hayward Burnham, Jason Chin, Eileen Christelow, John and Jennifer Churchman, Sarah Dillard, Deirdre Gill, Thacher Hurd, Woody Jackson, Warren Kimble, Peter Lourie, Tracey Campbell Pearson, Jan Reynolds, Phoebe Stone, Ashley Wolff, Tami Crupi Zeman, Bruce Zeman, Jr.

The many authors and artists vary in age, background, experience, and style, but all have chosen to live in Vermont, finding inspiration from the state’s landscape, agriculture, village life, and friendly neighbors. They also draw inspiration from their own childhood memories, as well as more recent experiences with their children and grandchildren. A child’s imagination is limitless and these artists/authors perfectly capture the whimsy of possibility. Their colorful and creative works will captivate visitors of all ages.

Time: 6/13/17 10:00am - 1/13/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury