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Jan
14
2018

Althea Sully Cole: New Works for Kora

Althea Sully Cole: New Works for Kora Vermont Arts 2018
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An evening of new works composed by Althea SullyCole on her Kora, a 21-stringed West African harp, and performed on the kora she constructed herself in Senegal.

Time: 1/14/18 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jan
14
2018
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Jan
25
2018

RAMParts Presents 2018 Line-Up

RAMParts Presents 2018 Line-Up
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RAMParts Presents Announces 2018 Line-Up
Opens Sunday, January 14 with National Theatre Live “Angels in America”

RAMParts Presents, in partnership with National Theatre Live, Bolshoi Ballet and Exhibition on Screen will bring art, stage and dance offerings to the big screen from January through June in 2018. Travel the world in the comfort of the Bellows Falls Opera House, downtown Bellows Falls, Vermont where adventurous shopping and dining completes a visit to the beautifully restored 550-seat theatre.

On Sunday, January 14, the National Theatre Live brings Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches.” This seminal work was begun in the late 1980s, reached Broadway in 1993, and then became an HBO mini-series in 2003. You will see the live production staged in July 2017 from London’s National Theatre, starring Broadway superstar, Nathan Lane (The Producers), Andrew Garfield (Spiderman, Hacksaw Ridge), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Denise Gough, 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actress (People, Places and Things). Doors open at 11:00am – screening from 11:30am – 3:30 with intermission. Tickets $20 each. “A start-to-finish sensation.” Daily Telegraph “Astonishing Performances.” Guardian

On Sunday, January 21, we premiere the Bolshoi Ballet in the Opera House with a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Classic, Taming of the Shrew. The Lincoln Center review states, "The Bolshoi is “at the top of its game” (Telegraph, U.K.) in acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s effervescent production of The Taming of the Shrew… With their signature bravura, the Bolshoi’s incomparable dancers bring to hilarious life all of the fawning, preening, and hypocrisy that well-born Kate finds so tiresome—and that ultimately makes the rough-edged outsider Petruchio seem so appealing to her." Doors open at 12:30pm – screening 1:00-3:00. Tickets $20 each.

On Thursday, January 25, Exhibition on Screen brings “Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing.” Made in close collaboration with curators and researchers at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, which houses the largest collection of Vincent’s artistic output in the world, and features great works such as The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, Irises, Autumn Blossoms, The Bedroom and many of his self-portraits. This film not only provides viewers with the moving and inspiring experience of seeing Vincent’s iconic masterpieces on the big screen but also examines new insights and interpretation from specially invited guests including curators, historians and artists. Doors open at 6:30pm – screening 7:00. Tickets $10 each.

Robert McBride, Director of the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, is expanding arts programming locally by making it accessible in cost and availability. “Not everyone is able to afford travel to a city to see art exhibitions or Broadway shows. A trip can easily cost over $100/person in travel and ticket expense and becomes a barrier to the art experience. We are removing this barrier to create unique, spectacular offerings right here in Bellows Falls.”

Monthly subscription prices are available to patrons purchasing tickets to both the NTL and Bolshoi screenings. All ticketing information is available online at www.rampartstickets.com. Seating is general admission. Contact Susan MacNeil at 603-313-0052 or email susan@svidol.com for more information.

Time: 1/14/18 11:00am - 1/25/18 9:30pm
Location: Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls
Jan
12
2018
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Jan
26
2018

Sacred Winter

Sacred Winter
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Cantabile, a women’s chorus under Director Kathy Sherlock-Green, will perform its winter concert, Sacred Winter, with accompanist Jeanne Chambers, on Saturday, January 27 at 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Lebanon, NH and Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 pm at the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT.
The program is a tribute to both sacred music and the winter season, with themes of snow, love, comfort, and warmth, featuring works by Elgar, Faure, Gjello, Schubert, Vivaldi, Whitacre, and more.
Tickets may be purchased in advance with a credit card on our website (www.CantabileWomen.org), or with a check or cash at the door. Adults $15., Seniors $10,Students $5, Children accompanied by an adult are free.

Time: 1/12/18 9:00am - 1/26/18 5:00pm
Location: Lebanon, NH and Norwich, VT, Norwich
Dec
1
2017
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Jan
28
2018

more light: small works exhibit

more light: small works exhibit
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Northern Daughters is excited to announce "more light" a group exhibit on view at the gallery’s 221 Main Street location in Vergennes. The show features small works by Anne Cady, Edward Holland, Julia Jensen, Molly Bosley, Pamela Smith & Sobelman Cortapega. Work is in a range of media, including watercolor, encaustic, oil painting and collage.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 8th, 5-8PM

Time: 12/1/17 10:00am - 1/28/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Nov
3
2017
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Jan
29
2018

Winter in Vermont

Winter in Vermont Vermont Arts 2018
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Our annual holiday show featuring the work of 40+ Guild artists and artisans. Fresh work on all media, include painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. Choose from unique artist-made ornaments on the gallery holiday tree.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Nov
11
2017
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Jan
31
2018

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen

Winterscapes: Photography by Jim Westphalen
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Vermont-based photographer Jim Westphalen uses an adapted vintage camera to capture dynamic winter landscapes that blur the line between photography and painting. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, Westphalen's work speaks to the decay of iconic structures in rural America.

Time: 11/11/17 10:00am - 1/31/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Dec
23
2017
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Feb
14
2018

It's Cold Outside

It's Cold Outside
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Odanaksis ArtGroup returns to open their new exhibit "It's Cold Outside" at the Hartland Public Library on December 23, 2017, from 1-3 pm. The art group paints outside every Thursday somewhere in the Upper Valley between Newbury, VT and Cornish, NH. Many of the artworks included in this exhibit were painted at the weekly sessions.

The artists exhibiting their works include Jo Tate, Rebecca Bense, Karen Chalom, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Susan Rump, and Gail Barton.

Odanaksis means “little village” in Abenaki. Susan Rump, the coordinator of the group, welcomes all levels of artists to join. Sue remarked, "The social aspect of our “little village” of artists and sharing our work is sustaining to our members." Information on joining the group will be available at the exhibit.

Although the weather outside is cold, visit the library to enjoy the Odanaksis members’ art in warmth.

This exhibit will be open during the Hartland Library hours from December 23, 2017, through February 14, 2018.

Location: Hartland Public Library, Norwich
Dec
2
2017
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Feb
18
2018

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching

The Book of Changes: Symbolic Landscapes of the I Ching
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ON VIEW DECEMBER 2 – FEBRUARY 18
OPENING RECEPTION: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 FROM 4-6PM
64 works by Elizabeth Nelson inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching


Elizabeth Nelson is best known for her images of northeastern landscapes. Her work has been shown since the late 1980s and has been presented in juried shows for nearly as long. She is represented by galleries in New York and Vermont and has won commissions for public art. Neither a young nor obscure artist, one can believe her
when she says, “Every so often artists come to the end of what they’re exploring.” They have to ask, “Where do I go from here?” 2012 was one of those periods for Liz. She
wanted to transform her work.

In January 2012, she started a series of “Symbolic Landscapes” inspired by the sixty four hexagrams of the I Ching. Incorporating chance even into the procedure, She threw coins to choose a hexagram each time a painting was started and would contemplate the result as she thought or dreamt an image. Her work has always referenced the landscape of northern New England and this new series continued that exploration, but with an interior dimension of symbols and geometric juxtapositions.

A friend showed her the book in the mid 1960s. “The language about the symbols connected so closely to unconscious thoughts I had been having.” She wears divination loosely; there are times she refers to the method frequently and times she puts it aside for years. Liz describes her use as “something I have used in different ways for different questions and in different intensities.”

The discipline of such a project is “very freeing.” Describing the freedom inside of discipline, Liz makes this analogy: “If you’ve cooked a souffle, one that’s followed the rules, and have had some success, then you start changing things.” She applies that thought to painting: “You have to keep pushing the edges of your knowledge and capabilities to grow as an artist. “Completing one idea,” she explains, gives her the “confidence to do a riff on it. It’s a physical skill, among other things. You have to have confidence in your skills; you keep practicing.”

For the first time all 64 of these new paintings will be on exhibit.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (802) 533-9075 or visit www.HighlandArtsVT.org.

Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jan
12
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky

Dennis Sheehan - Late for the Sky Vermont Arts 2018
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DENNIS SHEEHAN - Late for the Sky
On display through February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe celebrates winter with lush landscapes by painter Dennis Sheehan. His exhibition Late for the Sky will be on view through March 9th. Sheehan works in the style of the masters of the Barbizon School, and shows influence from the American Tonalists. His exhibition at Edgewater Gallery at Stowe highlights the transitional period of dusk, farm and quiet gray winter days when the sun’s light is but a fleeting glimmer in the landscape. Sheehan works from imagination and his focus is in the power of shadows.

Dennis Sheehan hails from Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at the Vesper George School of Art and the Montserrat School of Visual Art. He teaches from his studio in Manchester, New Hampshire. Recent exhibits include a solo exhibition at the Whistler House Museum, in Lowell, MA, and the Guild of Boston Artists. Sheehan’s work is held in major public and private collections, including the White House and the personal collections of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

For further information on Dennis Sheehan and his exhibit, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
13
2018
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Feb
20
2018

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold

Rory Jackson - Coming in from the Cold Vermont Arts 2018
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RORY JACKSON: COMING IN FROM THE COLD
on display January 13 - February 20, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street, 802.760.6785

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Edgewater Gallery’s Stowe, Vermont location welcomes the New Year with a solo exhibition of new works by Vermont artist Rory Jackson. On view January 13 through February 20, the exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, features a new collection of the dynamic Vermont landscape paintings for which Jackson has become known. Among the works are quintessential winter scenes demonstrating the artist’s keen observation of his native environment and his ability to evoke a sense of warmth amid the cold. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 5-7:30pm at Edgewater at Stowe, 151 Main Street, Stowe.

Rory Jackson is celebrated for his careful attention to the lights and darks that occur within the spirit of the Vermont landscape. With large brush strokes and vibrant colors, Jackson provides viewers with the details we often miss. Jackson resides in Lincoln, Vermont and travels annually to Cape Three Points, Ghana where he and his wife founded Trinity Yard School. Jackson studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and the Art Students League in NY, under the direction of Max Ginsburg. His work has been exhibited in Vermont and New York.

For further information on Rory Jackson and his exhibit, Coming in from the Cold, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jan
7
2018
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May
11
2018

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Winter Screening Series

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Winter Screening Series Vermont Arts 2018
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The 2018 MNFF Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater offers films from January through May 2018 with a specially curated feature each month. In keeping with the essence of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, all the films come from first and second time directors.

The January selection will be the luminous documentary “California Typewriter,” directed by Doug Nichol, screening Sunday, January 7, at 2pm. Following thereafter – “I Am Evidence," a documentary directed by Trish Adlesic, on February 18 at 2pm, “Novitiate,” a narrative drama directed by Margaret Betts, on March 11 at 2pm, “Lady Bird,” a narrative drama directed by Greta Gerwig, on April 7 at 7pm and “The Judge,” a documentary directed by Erika Cohn, on May 11 at 7pm.

Time: 1/7/18 2:00pm - 5/11/18 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
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A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe