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Mar
10
2018

Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Jazzmeia Horn

Vermont Jazz Center Presents:  Jazzmeia Horn Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vermont Jazz Center will present Jazzmeia Horn singing with a quartet on March 10th at 8:00 PM. Ms. Horn is the winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Vocal Contest and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. "My name is Jazzmeia Horn and that is not a mistake," she says. "God does not make mistakes." This powerful statement is backed up by the truth: she is a naturally gifted musician who grew up in a family passionately rooted in gospel music; her grandmother, a jazz-loving pianist, gave Horn her name. "I guess she knew I was going to be a musical child," claims Horn. Time has proved her grandmother right - Horn's innate musicality combined with hard work have earned her numerous awards and the opportunity to perform with legendary musicians like Junior Mance, Billy Harper, Peter Bernstein, Vincent Herring, Kirk Lightsey, Frank Wess, Ellis Marsalis and many others.
Horn's artistic success is much bigger than simply being a great jazz singer. The depth of her concept is connected to her unswerving commitment in using her talents and prestige to serve as a voice for the oppressed. Horn's ability to scat sing with the imagination of Ella Fitzgerald, her capability to lead her band with the rhythmical finesse of Betty Carter and her gift for interpreting a jazz ballad with the sculpted phrasing of Diane Reeves are all significant, very significant. But Horn is an energetic poet and activist, a spokesperson with a mission to bring awareness to all who will listen. Her first record, A Social Call, isn't simply music on a disk, it is a cry for social justice, a wakeup call to get our heads out of the sand, a plea couched in high art saying something is really wrong here and we all need to do our part.

There is a photo featured in the cover art of A Social Call - a picture of a pregnant Jazzmeia Horn with an image of the world superimposed on her expanded belly. In the liner notes, Horn wrote about what it was like to be pregnant with her daughter while preparing material for the album: "Every day I was nurturing a growing baby in my womb as a mother, but I was also nurturing the concept for A Social Call as an artist. The inspiration came constantly and daily from the time I opened my eyes in the morning until I closed my eyes in the night, merging the mother within and the artist within as one being." In the record, Horn's voice rings with hope and cautious optimism as she sees a new consciousness emerging before our eyes. Although she uses strident language to bring attention to the dysfunctional system, her optimism comes from witnessing the elevated consciousness emerging in her generation and confidence in her daughter's peers to do the same, if not more, for social justice. She continued in her liner notes: "I drew inspiration from the social issues that exist in the world today: racism, xenophobia, poverty, fear, lack of purpose, pack of the understanding of culture, lack of love, lack of peace, lack of healing, and lack of true enlightenment for those in search of it. There is a hunger for change that I felt physically in my body as well as in the universe...The concept that I wanted to present to the people...[is the] idea of the birth of a new conscious generation of people... A Social Call is a call in peace about issues affecting peace."

Horn's program is intentionally well balanced, mixing a selection of gospel, the Great American Songbook and swinging bebop with songs of protest. We can imagine her lovingly dedicating the optimistic jazz standard "East of the Sun" to her young daughter, or we can delight in the pyrotechnics of her scat singing on "I Remember You." But when she uses spoken word to introduce the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go 'Round," it becomes very clear that Horn, like other artists of her generation, intentionally uses her platform to bring awareness to the glaring injustices of the world. Horn speaks for so many of us with her spoken-word introduction to the song: "When someone says 'How are you,' what I want to say is 'well, considering the world is run by corrupt leaders, our food is being poisoned, the meat industry has become a holocaust, the atmosphere is being sprayed with chemicals, pesticides and poisons, racism still exists on a high level and is still an issue, there are people dying in the world from starvation and police brutality while we waste enough food to feed them; bombs, homelessness, crime, prisons, junk food, debt, miss-education, pollution, poverty, nuclear plants leaking.' I would say: 'I'm pretty concerned right now,' but I just smile and say: 'I'm fine'."

Jazzmeia Horn will be performing at the Jazz Center on March 10th with her working pianist, Victor Gould, who is a recipient of the Herbie Hancock Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College and a Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz scholar. Gould's honors include the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award. In 2006, he was a semifinalist in The Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. Gould has toured the United States and Europe as an established member of the Donald Harrison Quartet and has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Ralph Peterson, Wallace Roney and many others. Gould has three albums out under his own name and appears on recordings with Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison, Claffy, Etienne Charles, Ralph Peterson and others.

The bassist in Horn's quartet is Nick Dunston. He has appeared in numerous festivals throughout Europe and the United State with Tyshawn Sorey, Cory Smythe, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Matt Wilson, Joe Fiedler, Kendrick Scott, Amirtha Kidambi, Jeff Lederer, and George Schuller. As a composer, he has written for and collaborated with dancers (The Joffrey Ballet School), performances artists (Zoey Hart), chamber orchestras (Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, ESMAE Chamber Orchestra) and jazz ensembles. Dunston is also contributing writer to Hot House jazz magazine.

Horn's drummer is Henry Conerway. He can also be found supporting Freddy Cole, Marcus Printup, Russell Gunn, Bill Saxton, Scotty Barnhart, Jazz at Lincoln Center and many others. He has performed at numerous festivals and jazz venues throughout the world. Conerway holds a B.A. in Music Composition from Morehouse College. He has collaborated with Maroon 5's P.J. Morton, Janelle Monáe, Tyler Perry's Tony Hightower, and Chantae Cann. He has also composed original works for film and performed in theatre settings including the Tony Award nominated Shuffle Along, and All That Followed, on Broadway.

Noted Jazz Author, Ashley Kahn sums up Jazzmeia Horn eloquently: "Great story-telling and inspired message-giving, fluid vocals and scat-singing and spirited group performances...all one would hope to hear from a veteran vocalist of longstanding reputation. [Her recording] serves as a clarion call, proudly announcing the arrival of a young, confident musical talent with a long history ahead of her, blessed with a name that carries its own destiny." We at the Jazz Center are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Horn in an intimate setting at this early stage of her career. In fact, her performance at this year's Grammy Award ceremony gave her career an indelible push forward in front of millions of viewers. Horn is a star in the making and we are privileged to be drawn into the wave of her success.

The Vermont Jazz Center is especially grateful for the sponsorship of this March 10th event by Mark Anagnostopulos and Janet Zinter as well as Beth Raffeld and Philip Khoury. It is only through their generous contributions that this concert is possible. The VJC is also thankful for the ongoing support from the Hampton Inn of Brattleboro. VJC publicity is underwritten by the Brattleboro Reformer, WVPR, WVEW, WFCR and Olga Peters of WKVT's Green Mountain Mornings.

Tickets for Jazzmeia Horn at the Vermont Jazz Center are $20+ general admission, $15 for students with I.D. (contact VJC about educational discounts); available at In the Moment in Brattleboro, or online at www.vtjazz.org, by email at ginger@vtjazz.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling the Vermont Jazz Center ticket line, 802-254-9088, ext. 1. Handicapped access is available by calling the VJC at 802 254 9088.


VIDEOS

Jazzmeia Horn at the Grammy Awards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udvpSKCQDI4

Jazzmeia promo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5r53QWySko

Jazzmeia Horn Sings on Tavis Smiley (Lift Every Voice and Sing/Moanin' - Gospel/bebop)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyrI9xfPtyE

Jazzmeia Horn - Conversation with Tavis Smiley:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/vocalist-jazzmeia-horn/

Jazzmeia Horn - competing at Monk Competition (Evidence by Thelonious Monk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX_S9MfbxnA

Jazzmeia Horn - Improv workshop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA_TKfu6s7s

Location: Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
Mar
10
2018

Hirschfield Film Series: I, Daniel Blake

Hirschfield Film Series: I, Daniel Blake
Description:

(Ken Loach, UK | France | Belgium, 1hr 40min) Free

3-5 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.

The universal story of people struggling to survive was the starting point. But then the characters and the situation have to be grounded in lived experience. If we look hard enough, we can all see the conscious cruelty at the heart of the state’s provision for those in desperate need and the use of bureaucracy, the intentional inefficiency of bureaucracy, as a political weapon: “This is what happens if you don’t work; if you don’t find work you will suffer.” The anger at that was the motive behind the film. - Ken Loach (Director)

Winner: Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival 2016

Location: Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College, Middlebury
Mar
10
2018

Beauty in Process; Abstract Painting

Beauty in Process; Abstract Painting
Description:

BEAUTY IN PROCESS
Saturday, March 10
9:30am-3:30pm
$110 (member) | $135 (non-member)
In this one-day painting and drawing workshop we'll mine the depths of intuitive abstraction through process painting and manipulation of materials. Come explore your deep creative impulses and immerse yourself in the process of building beautiful, surprising paintings. Supply list provided.
Instructor: Galen Cheney

Time: 3/10/18 9:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Mar
10
2018

Intro to Indigo + Shibori with Skye Livingston

Intro to Indigo + Shibori with Skye Livingston
Description:

Shibori is a traditional Japanese process of folding, wrapping and binding fabric to create pattens when the fabric is dyed, and is used most commonly with indigo. First we'll cover the basic techniques of Shibori and then we'll go over how to set up an indigo vat and we'll dye our Shibori-tied pieces the most beautiful shades of blue. Each person can expect to leave with several pieces, depending on what participants choose to bring in to dye: scarves, shirts, pillow cases, fabric; there are so many possibilities! Participants bring in fabric items, all other materials provided.

Bio: Skye Livingston received a BFA in Fiber from the Kansas City Art Institute. While an artist-in-residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, she learned the fundamentals of indigo from Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, an internationally recognized textile artist and indigo master. Skye exhibits her work across the US and sells her naturally dyes textiles in several shops. She is new to the state and lives in Craftsbury, VT.

Time: 3/10/18 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
10
2018

Rug Concert

Rug Concert
Description:

For children age 5 & under, Rug Concerts introduce kids to instruments, singers, and Classical music in a unique, interactive setting. Each 45 minute concert features 4-5 instrumentalists and singers. At the end, children can go up to meet the instruments and musicians.

To ensure an intimate and child-friendly setting, seating is limited. Please reserve in advance by calling (802) 655-5030 ext. 100 or by visiting https://vyo.wufoo.com/forms/spring-2018-rug-concert-tickets/ $5/children, $10/adults

Time: 3/10/18 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester
Mar
10
2018

2018 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony

2018 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony
Description:

BMAC is proud to serve as the Vermont affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national program that offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships to young artists and writers. From February 17 through March 10, 2018, BMAC will exhibit this year’s award-winning work by students from throughout the Green Mountain State.

The exhibit will culminate in an awards ceremony on Saturday, March 10 at 12 p.m. Keynote speaker to be announced. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. (Special note to exhibiting artists: Please plan to take your work home with you after the awards ceremony.)

Time: 3/10/18 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Mar
10
2018

Basket Weaving Workshop: Round Basket with Hinged Handle

Basket Weaving Workshop: Round Basket with Hinged Handle
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes back Joy Stewart to lead this basket-weaving workshop. This basket is a good challenge for the intermediate weaver, and is built on a hinged handle and crafted with a round base. The base diameter measures 10 inches and the walls are 8 inches tall. Previous experience required. Preregistration is required and costs $75, which includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call our office 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 3/10/18 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Maple Street School, Manchester Center
Mar
10
2018

Talking About Your Artwork with Mary Zompetti

Talking About Your Artwork with Mary Zompetti Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mary Zompetti is known primarily for her photography, but she has a significant career helping artists, no matter what their medium or the stage of their career. She’s coming over for a very small and intimate afternoon of talk with the first 6 artists who sign up for this workshop about their work. The conversation will be exactly that – a conversation among 6 artists about their studio practice – what works and what doesn’t, what happens when one hits a wall, how long can we stay on course and what are the signs we need to shift gears; where do we go to refresh? Participating artists are asked to bring 3 examples of their work, including a very recent example. There is no charge for this conversation, but advanced registration is required, 802-644-5100 and the participants are limited to six, first come, first served.

Time: 3/10/18 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Mar
10
2018

Vermont Shakespeare Salon: staged reading of Wittenberg by David Davalos

Vermont Shakespeare Salon: staged reading of Wittenberg by David Davalos
Description:

Please join us for HCA’s first ever Vermont Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Salon!
Faust, Martin Luther, and Hamlet walk into a bar at the University of Wittenberg and the outcome is an intriguing and hilarious debate over destiny, inspiration, and conscience.
Wittenberg is an invigorating invention that mixes up Shakespeare’s Prince of Denmark, Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, and the real-life Martin Luther in a fateful week at the German university of the title. This comedy reveals the story behind the stories of these three historical and literary legends and is the rare sort of play that can both entertain and make you think.

What is a VSF Salon?
A play that is chosen with immediate relevance to our world right now. Plays are by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare.
The play is read, with actors from the community and beyond.
The performance is followed by a full discussion including the audience.
A great way to discover new plays and talk about them with friends and experts!

Tickets by donation $10
The Hardwick Street Café will be open after the show offering great wine and cheese!

Time: 3/10/18 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Mar
10
2018

Soupstock!

Soupstock!
Description:

Join us for a family-friendly night of fun for all at the Masonic Hall in Bennington, VT. Soup, treats, and music throughout the night with our own Joe Tucker and Friends. In addition, Magician Doug Eash of "It's Magic" will be performing. We'll have lots of great local items in our raffle as well as a "Berkshire package" with Mass Moca passes, a Gramercy Bistro gift certificate and a one night stay at the North Adams Holiday inn. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Hope you will join us!

Time: 3/10/18 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: pin Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington
Mar
10
2018

Artist Reception: Prilla Brackett Smith, Elizabeth Nelson, Jane Sherrill

Artist Reception: Prilla Brackett Smith, Elizabeth Nelson, Jane Sherrill
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Seasonal Expression: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill, on view in Main Gallery from February 24-April 14, 2018.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-7 pm, the St. Johnsbury Business and Professional Women's Association will host a special reception for the artists in celebration of March as National Women's Month. All are welcome to attend.

Time: 3/10/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Mar
10
2018

Hawaiian beach party

Hawaiian beach party
Description:

Break out the shorts, sandals, and brightly colored tropical shirt! It’s time to shake off those winter blues as the Chandler Center for the Arts stages a festive fundraiser at Mari Castle – the historic home of Albert B. Chandler at 41-43 Main Street in Randolph – on Saturday, March 10, from 6 to 9 pm.
Tickets: $30 each, available at the door only if space is available.
To reserve your spot, send a check, payable to the Chandler Center for the Arts, to Joan Miles, 980 Stock Farm Road, Randolph, VT 05060. Credit card orders can be placed by telephone to Emily Crosby at (802) 728-6464.

Time: 3/10/18 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Mari Castle, 41-43 Main Street, Randolph
Mar
10
2018

Qyrq Qyz

Qyrq Qyz
Description:

QYRQ QYZ is about WOMAN POWER. Enduring for centuries in a male-dominated epic tradition, this powerful matriarchal narrative comes to life in an avant-garde multi-media concert.

In the wind-scourged steppe of Central Asia, nomadic Turkic clans rise to defend themselves against invaders from the east. Leading the defense is Gulayim, a teenage girl who gathers around her a group of forty young female warriors – Amazons of the steppe. Vanquishing the invaders, the forty girls secure their clans’ freedom and build a society founded on justice and compassion.

QYRQ QYZ is collaboration between two of Uzbekistan’s greatest contemporary artists: filmmaker Saodat Ismailova, and composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky. 80 minutes without an intermission. The music and lyrics portray emotions and a sense of inner state rather than narrative. Projected images transport us to the wind- scoured steppes of Central Asia. Seven virtuosic young female bards from that region sing, recite, and play traditional instruments to share an ancient oral epic of female courage and empowerment. Appropriate for ages 10+.

KIDS FREE! One free kids ticket will be offered for every adult ticket purchased for this event. Please select seats at the time of purchase. Enter the code KIDSFREE and checkout.

Time: 3/10/18 7:00pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Mar
10
2018

Julia Mark to perform at Brandon Music

Julia Mark to perform at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"I have literally seen people's breath taken away when they first hear Julia Mark,” says Jay Ottaway, with the Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival. Julia Mark is a singer-songwriter and pianist of jazz-inflected folk/pop but her songs are unique in their subjects. She writes lyric-driven, optimistically dissonant songs about life on the moon, loss of memory, shifting homes, and palindromes. With the songwriting penchant of Carole King and the soft-easy vocals of Suzanne Vega, Mark is for the listener who likes to transcend into a musical and visual scene. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Mar
10
2018

Dorset Players Present Mothers and Sons

Dorset Players Present Mothers and Sons Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Dorset Players with Sullivan PLLC present, “Mothers and Sons,” Terence McNally’s 2014 Tony nominated play. Performances will be held March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 PM and March 4 and 11 at 2:00 PM at the Dorset Playhouse. Directed by Sherry Kratzer and produced by Cheryl Gushee, the cast includes Lynne Marcus, Paul Michael Brinker, Mike Cutler, Lucas Bowen and Julian Pirie.
This play tells the story of an older woman, who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. It is both humorous and moving. Challenged to see how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.
The theater cafe, offering coffee and deserts, will be open one hour prior to each performance. Join us on opening night for an after performance reception. All members get two for one tickets at the Saturday, March 3rd performance.
Show sponsors: American Hairlines, Blue Flame Gas Co., Homestead Landscaping and Up for Breakfast. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 802 867-5570, or online at www.dorsetplayers.org or at the box office two hours before each performance.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset
Mar
10
2018

The Flip Side - Brattleboro Concert Choir Benefit

The Flip Side - Brattleboro Concert Choir Benefit
Description:

Set aside Saturday March 10 for “The Flip Side” a special evening of cabaret song and style, benefitting the Brattleboro Concert Choir.

The Performance Hall at the new Brattleboro Music Center will be the setting for a trip back in time, when clubs were swanky and the music cool. Singers Junko Wantanabe, Jennifer Hansen, Peter Shea, and Charles Mays, Jr. will join Concert Choir Director Susan Dedell at the piano for a smooth evening of cabaret entertainment. “You’ve heard them on the concert stage, you’ve seen them at the Marlboro Festival, and as soloists with the New England Bach Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, and the Boston Lyric Opera,” says Dedell. “But just wait until you hear them sing favorite show tunes, jazz standards, and songs from the great American songbook. ”
Ticket sales will benefit the Concert Choir, the BMC’s oldest performing ensemble, which has been under the direction of Susan Dedell since 1989.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
Mar
10
2018

The Starline Rhythm Boys

The Starline Rhythm Boys
Description:

The Starline Rhythm Boys will be celebrating their 20th anniversary for the Burnham Music series on Saturday, March 10th at Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln. Doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is: $10 for adults; teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call: 388-6863.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd., Ripton
Mar
10
2018

Skipper's Alley

Skipper's Alley
Description:

"Skipper's Alley not only have the mastery of their instruments, but the talent to devise arrangements that intrigue and delight in equal measure." - Folk Radio UK

"These lads (and one lady harpist) make an impressive noise. - Folk World

Skipper’s Alley are a modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The Bothy Band to rare, experimental solo players like Tommie Potts and Séamus Ennis.

Once described as "a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains,” Skipper’s Alley specialize in gritty, high-octane Irish dance tunes on Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Bodhrán, Bouzouki, Flute and Harp, with forays into the rich Irish song tradition.

Since forming in 2013 Skipper’s Alley have garnered wide critical praise, appeared on national and international TV, and toured on four continents. Write-ups include The Irish Times (4 stars), The Living Tradition, Folk Radio UK, Folk World, and Celtic Music Radio (5 stars). TV appearances include S4C’s ‘Lorient’ as well as RTÉs ‘Fleadh!’ and The Late Late Show. Festival appearances include Electric Picnic (Ireland), Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canada), Spring Fest (India) and The Dayton Ohio Irish Fest (USA).

In 2014, Skipper’s Alley’s released their self-titled debut album under the production of Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys, Sharon Shannon). To date the record has received wide critical acclaim and sold out several repressings. They are currently touring regularly in North America and are hard at work on a second album due for release in late 2017.

Skipper's Alley will also offer a school matinee on Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m.

Time: 3/10/18 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Mar
10
2018

Jazzmeia Horn at the Vermont Jazz Center

Jazzmeia Horn at the Vermont Jazz Center Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Jazzmeia Horn: Emerging Artist Series

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8 pm

Jazzmeia Horn won the 2015 Thelonious Monk Vocal Contest and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. She is a natural who grew up in a family passionately rooted in gospel music; her grandmother, a jazz-loving pianist, gave Horn her name.

Time proved her Grandma right-

Since moving from her native Dallas to attend the New School, Horn has fully embraced and become a symbol of the New York jazz scene. Just the last 3 months of 2017 took her from Brooklyn to Bogota, South Korea, China, London, San Diego and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.

Her evolution from New York musician to festival-hopping jazz star happened quickly and is reflected by the success of her debut album, A Social Call, which quickly surged to Billboard's Top 10 Jazz Albums upon its release.

"Great story-telling and inspired message-giving, fluid vocals and scat-singing and spirited group performances" - Ashley Kahn, jazz author

Winner of the 2013 Sarah Vaughan and 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competitions

Jazzmeia Horn, vocals
Victor Gould, piano
Nick Dunston, acoustic bass
Henry Conerway, drums

Tickets $20-$40 general, $15 students. Available online, at door, reserved by phone and In the Moment Records.

Call ahead for handicap access.

Sponsored by
Beth Raffeld and Philip Khoury; Mark Anagnostopulos and Janet Zinter, WVEW,WVPR,NEPR,WKVT- Green Mtn. Mornings w/ Olga Peters

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro 05301

ginger@vtjazz.org
802 254 9088
www.vtjazz.org

Time: 3/10/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
Mar
10
2018

Music From China

Music From China
Description:

For three decades, Music From China has been at the crossroads of East and West, and has carved a unique place in the music world by playing not only traditional repertoire, but the latest in contemporary works as well. Critics have praised the ensemble as "musicians of extraordinary accomplishment and sensitivity, performing sophisticated, involving music" (Kansas City Star). No strangers to Middlebury, Music From China last performed on the series in 1999, and are frequent visitors to the Summer Language Schools. Their program will feature a quartet of traditional Chinese stringed instruments, including the erhu (2-string fiddle), pipa (lute), zheng (zither), and daruan (bass guitar). A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students.

Time: 3/10/18 8:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robinson Hall, 72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury
Feb
1
2018
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Mar
11
2018

While The Trees Run

While The Trees Run
Description:

"While the Trees Run" a curated exhibit featuring NoDa's stable of artists and introducing two new Californian artists: Katie Ruiz and Heather Gordon.
www.northerndaughters.com

Time: 2/1/18 10:00am - 3/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Mar
3
2018
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Mar
17
2018

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series
Description:

Modern Times Theater has the perfect antidote to the end of winter doldrums. It’s the Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series, a trilogy of family-friendly events in downtown Hardwick.
Each show features live music, a pie raffle, a pre-show gramophone dance party, popcorn, cider, and, of course, the most spectacular puppet show this side of the Mississippi River. It’s Saturday morning cartoons, LIVE, right in the heart of the town that entertainment saved.
Modern Times Theater is Rose Friedman and Justin Lander. They are producers of Vermont Vaudeville, and have been performing puppet shows together since 2008.
Lander, who makes and puppeteers all the characters, promises suspense, “Each week is a different show, and each one ends with a cliffhanger-- you won’t want to miss anything! And, half the jokes are for the parents, so they have a good time too.” Friedman narrates the show and provides musical accompaniment. She guarantees a good time for the whole family: “There’s variety: music, puppetry, crankies, and if all else fails, there will be donuts made by the world famous Red Sky Trading Company!” At each show one lucky audience member will win a Red Sky cake in a raffle.
Performances are March 3, 10, and 17 at 2:00 pm at the Blinking Yellow Light Theater (the Gohl Building), 101 South Main Street in downtown Hardwick, Vermont. Good for all ages, admission is by suggested donation of $7, or $25 for a family of four. This production is made possible in part by the NEK grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, as well as support from NEKArts.

Time: 3/3/18 2:00pm - 3/17/18 3:30pm
Location: Gohl Building, 101 Main St, Hardwick
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shockwave

Shockwave
Description:

Shockwave - a collection of dynamic art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective through Washington County Mental Health Services. On display in SPA's third floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018

Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shape Shifting

Shape Shifting
Description:

Shape Shifting by Rosalind Daniels - photographs of abstracted shapes and light. On display in SPA's second floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018
Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Golden

Golden
Description:

Golden - a group exhibit with artwork in a variety of media exploring the many aspects of aging. On display in SPA's main floor gallery.
For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Feb
22
2018
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Mar
18
2018

What Did the Rock Say?

What Did the Rock Say?
Description:

What Did the Rock Say? Part 1 is an exhibition of a two-year collaboration of artists Dianne Shullenberger and John Snell, currently being shown at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.
Shullenberger works in colored pencil and fabric. Snell is a photographer.

Originally the mission of their project was to expose young artists to hiking to several rock outcrops and help inspire them to interpret the environment in their respective mediums: photography, writing and drawing. Thirteen middle school students participated in an organized hike to Libby’s Look in West Bolton. These students returned to their own communities to explore other rock sites. The hike was documented by Snell and will be on display as part of the exhibition.

Dianne and John, both avid hikers, continue to explore rock sites in Vermont. They have a similar way of interpreting what they see, concentrating on the intricate details of nature. This exhibition is an expression of their passion for rocks and being outside in Vermont.

There will be an artist reception on Sunday, March 4 from 2 pm – 4 pm. The show is on exhibit February 22 through March 18. At the reception writer, Zoe Fowler and poet, Mary Jane Dickerson will be reading from their works related to rocks. Cello music will be played by Maya Parry, a hike participant.

Time: 2/22/18 10:00am - 3/18/18 4:00pm
Location: Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho
Feb
28
2018
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Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Jan
17
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography
Description:

“A Man and his Camera” is a collection of spectacular photographs by Josh Axelrod. Josh, a Roxbury Vermont-based professional fine art photographer specializes in contemplative black & white and color landscape imagery. His film (note – film, not digital) photographs and handcrafted frames can be found in collections around the world. Valley Arts is pleased to exhibit Josh’s work in the Festival Gallery from January 12 through March 30

A reception and talk by Axelrod are planned for mid-March – date to be announced.

Time: 1/17/18 1:00pm - 3/30/18 4:00pm
Location: Valley Arts VT Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Jan
16
2018
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Mar
31
2018

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport
Description:

After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in West Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport would enter the home at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and go on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home.

Today, nearly thirty years after Susanne and Neil entered the home, this rarely seen collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs comes to the Vermont Folklife Center as a new exhibition entitled, Up Home.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5-7PM
Exhibit on Display: January 16, 2018 through March 31, 2018

Time: 1/16/18 10:00am - 3/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Feb
2
2018
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Apr
1
2018

2017 - 2018 Legacy Collection

2017 - 2018 Legacy Collection Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual Legacy Collection brings together the works of 20 living artists who continue the legacy of Mary Bryan in whose memory the gallery was built by her husband, the artist Alden Bryan. The Collection is based on the gallery's prior year's sales (which would be 2016), and is re-installed in the Main Gallery for the last 2 months of its run, February and March. 2018. Gallery is open by appointment at any time, and Friday - Sunday, 11 - 4, through April 1. Photograph is of "March Sunset, Jericho," Painting by Robert Aiken.

Time: 2/2/18 11:00am - 4/1/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Feb
2
2018
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Apr
1
2018

Love Lost and Found

Love Lost and Found Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents LOVE LOST AND FOUND, a member exhibit of paintings exploring the vicissitudes of love, in its Middle Room this winter, from February 2 – April 1.

The juried exhibit includes 28 paintings by 23 artists who responded to the call to artists by giving form to expressions about love: romantic, parental, platonic, unrequited and lost. Works include a variety of mediums.

Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT. 802-644-5100. A digital preview of this exhibit can be seen at www.bryangallery.org. Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday, 11 – 4 and by appointment at any time.

Time: 2/2/18 11:00am - 4/1/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
2
2018

Exhibit "feathered" by Artist Julia R. Seyferth

Exhibit "feathered" by Artist Julia R. Seyferth
Description:

Southern Vermont College is pleased to exhibit new works on paper, entitled “feathered,” by Bennington native Julia R. Seyferth. The exhibit is available for viewing now through April 2 in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by arrangement with the Campus Safety Office. Seyferth has most recently worked in pen and ink and watercolor. Her pieces focus on the bird, plant, or creature in near isolation to highlight the distinction and detail of each organism’s unique qualities and appearance.

Inquiries about the exhibit may be addressed to Eric Despard at edespard@svc.edu.

Time: 2/27/18 9:00am - 4/2/18 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont College, Bennington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Elise Whittemore: One by One

Elise Whittemore: One by One
Description:

Elise Whittemore, BCA’s 2017 Barbara Smail award-winner, has made important contributions to the vibrancy and excellence of Vermont’s arts community as an artist and arts advocate. In her beautifully designed prints, Whittemore is drawn to the physical labor of art making and how it challenges her to pursue different ways hand and material can create meaning together. The artist’s use of pattern develops a narrative that explores the physicality of printmaking as well as formal constructs that are inherent to the natural world.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Edwin Owre.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Edwin Owre: New Constructions

Edwin Owre: New Constructions
Description:

With an artistic career spanning more than five decades, artist and educator Edwin Owre works continuously in his Grand Isle studio creating new, colorful "constructions" that explore the possibilities of drawing and the gesture through abstract sculpture. Referencing the sensibilities of the formative American art movements of the 1960s and 70s, while embracing contemporary expressions of mark-making, Owre creates work that is exciting, immediate, and most importantly formative to a generation of Vermont-based contemporary artists working today.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Elise Whittemore.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Dusty Boynton: From Within

Dusty Boynton: From Within
Description:

Dusty Boynton merges past memory and personal experience to create works that are seemingly child-like in appearance but sophisticated in gesture and expression. Drawing from her inner subconscious world, the artist’s cast of characters rejects conventional representation and inhabit a fantastic world of their own. Boynton’s expressive brushstrokes, vibrant color palette, and supernatural imagery give her compositions a carefree and imaginative innocence. Dusty Boynton’s exhibition for BCA Center will feature large-scale paintings, monoprints, and reliefs created over the past decade.

Dusty is one of three artists featured in the winter exhibition. Edwin Owre and Elise Whittemore are also included.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water
Description:

Large abstract photographs of water fill the East Gallery for this solo exhibition by local artist Philip Herbison.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Description:

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Feb
24
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Seasonal Expressions: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill

Seasonal Expressions: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Seasonal Expression: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill, on view in Main Gallery from February 24-April 14, 2018.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-7 pm, the St. Johnsbury Business and Professional Women’s Association will host a special reception for the artists in celebration of March as National Women’s Month. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Working from such seemingly diverse settings as the hills and valleys of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the windswept coast of Iceland, and artist studios tree near urban Boston, these artists create work as a personal response to nature. Prilla Smith Brackett’s monochromatic drawings of rooted plant life are studies of growth and decay, yet also convey a sense of danger by inviting the viewer to consider darkly seductive imagery. Jane Sherrill seeks to bear witness to the lichen and moss covering trees around New England that “seem to glow when wet;” and Elizabeth Nelson places herself in the middle of the rain and wind she experienced during a month long artist’s residency in Reykjavik Iceland. Seen together, these gestural and expressive paintings reveal personal interpretations of landscape that reflect human experience.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Prilla Smith Brackett has exhibited in one-person exhibitions and group shows both nationally and abroad. Honors include a finalist award in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, artist residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Ragdale Foundation; the Ucross Foundation; and a fellowship in painting at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Born in New Orleans, Brackett graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of California/Berkeley before earning an MFA in drawing & painting from the University of Nebraska/Lincoln. Smith Brackett added printmaking to her practice in 2003, and lives in Boston and works from her studio in Cambridge, MA. For more information, please see http://prillasmithbrackett.com.

Elizabeth Nelson graduated with a BS from Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former dairy farmer, she has lived on her farm in the Northeast Kingdom for more than 40 years, where she has painted and also been active as a gallerist and curator. She has exhibited widely, most recently at the Burlington Center for the Arts (BCA), Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, and River Arts in Morrisville. In 2015 she exhibited work at Shelburne Farms that she completed at Elmore State Park in 2015 as part of Vermont’s Of Land and Local Artist-in-Residency Program. She has also enjoyed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Reykjavik Iceland. Nelson lives and works in West Glover, VT. For more information, please visit www.elizabethnelsonstudio.com.

Jane Sherrill is a self-taught artist with fellowships and grants from the Somerville Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center and Medicine Wheel Artists’ Retreat. She has exhibited at Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA; the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Daniels Art Gallery, Boston, MA; and Soroban and Cherry Stone Galleries, Wellfleet, MA. Sherrill lives and works in Somerville, MA. For more information, please visit http://www.janesherrill.com.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
20
2018

Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel

Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel, on view in the Rankin Gallery from March 9-April 20, 2018.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-7 pm, the St. Johnsbury Business and Professional Women’s Association will host a special reception for the artists in celebration of March as National Women’s Month. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Alice Kitchel directs us outside by recording the subtlety of light on the fields and forests near her home. Trained as an art therapist, Kitchel is primarily self-taught as a painter with a focus on landscape and figuration. She has studied at the Vermont Studio Center and regularly participates in a life drawing group. She has previously exhibited at Arts Alive in Burlington, VT, at Catamount Arts, and in the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT. Kitchel lives and works in Danville, VT.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Mar
10
2018
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Apr
21
2018

From Farm and Field

From Farm and Field Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Duo Exhibition features the paintings of rural Vermont farm life by Hannah Sessions and mixed media "Chimera" sculptures by Joseph Lupiani. Occupying the unique space of the former Lake Sunapee Bank in Rutland, there is engaging conversation between both artist's work. Each piece compliments the other to highlight the poise and playfulness of the natural world.

The exhibition can be see during The Bank Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm. if you have any questions, we would be happy to help! Email us at galleries@castleton.edu.

Location: 104 Merchants Row, Rutland
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
27
2018

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment”

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Two New Exhibits at the T.W. Wood Gallery
“Nourishment” a Juried Show February 27 -April 27 2018
The Central Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibit
February 27 through March 30.

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibits; “Nourishment” a juried show of Vermont artists' work, and an exhibit from the members of the Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The Nourishment exhibit is open from February 27 through April 27th and the Watercolor exhibit from February 27th through March 30th.

“Nourishment” contains works by 15 Vermont artists including Josh Axelrod, Stella Ehrlich, Linda Di Sante, Carole Naquin, Roger Weingarten and Frank Woods. Juror Cindy Griffith noted ” T.W. Wood’s Nourishment exhibit shows an artist’s interpretation of the title. Jurors worked collaboratively picking the most skillfully rendered art in this subjective process. Best in Show was selected based on composition as well as its skillful execution” Best in Show was awarded to A.S. McGuffin’s painting “Good Fruit” Ginny Callan the Gallery’s Executive Director said, “The jurors were impressed with both the quality and detail of the work and in its use of light”.

The Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society exhibit includes works of Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge and more. An opening reception for both exhibits will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists and enjoy refreshments and music with Jim Thompson live on the baby grand piano!

Jurors for the “Nourishment” show were Cindy Griffith, Nathan Suter and Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. Cindy Griffith has shown her artwork in galleries and museums across Vermont and beyond. Ms. Griffith is past president of the Vermont Pastel Society, juried member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of many Vermont art associations and serves on the Board of Directors for the T.W. Wood Art Gallery. Nathan Suter is well known in the arts community. He is a founding partner of Build, former Executive Director of the Helen Day Art Center, co-founder and board member of Root. Mr. Suter attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received his BFA from Haverford College. Adelaide Tyrol is a well-known botanical and natural history illustrator. Ms. Tyrol has an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and has attended the Parsons School of Design, Humboldt Field Research Institute, along with other art educational programs. She has illustrated many books and her artwork has been exhibited across New England and beyond.

Also on exhibit from the Gallery's permanent collection are works by T.W. Wood and his contemporaries and art created during the Works Progress Administration period. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 2/27/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Odanaksis Art Group Exhibition- Spring Around The Upper Valley

Odanaksis Art Group Exhibition- Spring Around The Upper Valley
Description:

Spring Around the Upper Valley
Norwich, VT- The Odanaksis Art Group invites you to come and see new renderings of “Spring Around the Upper Valley” at the Norwich Public Library from March 2 to April 27th.
Odanaksis, Abenaki for "little village," is an informal group of artists who paint weekly at outdoor venues in the Connecticut River watershed. Working en plein air is one source of inspiration for many artists. The majority of pieces in this exhibit were started during these weekly excursions. "Spring Around the Upper Valley” features views of the area as interpreted by artists in several mediums. Creating art outside lends itself to dynamic lighting and compositions, and we hope this show will lift spirits as we welcome the arrival of spring!
Opening: March 2, 2018 ~ 5-7 pm Reception to meet the artists
The Norwich Public Library is located at 368 South Main Street, Norwich, Vermont.
From I-91 use exit 13, then travel north on Route 5 approximately 8/10ths of a mile. The Library is located on the right side of the street.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Artworks may be purchased through the artists.

Time: 3/2/18 5:00pm - 4/27/18 5:30pm
Location: Norwich Public Library, Norwich
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
28
2018

Show 24 at The Front

Show 24 at The Front Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

SHOW 24 is the latest group exhibition of work produced by the collective gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. In addition, The Front presents the work of guest artist Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, a central Vermont mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. Learn more about her work here: http://www.athenapetra.com.

Gallery hours are Friday 5 - 8 PM, Sat 11 AM-8 PM, and by appointment: info@thefrontvt.com. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 2 2018, 5-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Limited edition prints by several of the gallery’s artists are also available for sale. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 3/2/18 5:00pm - 4/28/18 8:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
30
2018

Farm To Table

Farm To Table Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents a feast for the eyes with a fresh exhibit of pastel works by Middlebury artists Judy Albright and Cristine Kossow. The show, “Art from Farm to Table”

Time: 3/2/18 10:00am - 4/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Mar
10
2018
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May
4
2018

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe unveils new work by painter Galen Cheney in her solo exhibition Look Up . The exhibition will be on view March 10th through May 4th, with a reception on Friday, March 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm. Her artist talk will begin at 6:00pm.

The essence of the work exhibited in Look Up is process driven abstraction. Experimentation and exploration of materials are central to this body of work. Cheney’s paintings build physically in form - surfaces are built, carved, scraped into. Mixed media layers transform her paintings into a sculptural presence. Says Cheney of her process, “I want my paintings to brim with energy and tension, muscularity, fragility, and heart.” Cheney’s new body of work involves a deepened exploration of work created during a residency in China in 2015. She is now using multi-layered constructions, adding new ways of working liquid acrylic on raw canvas and collage. Cheney’s work is often described as a mixture of urban contemporary, bursting with energies of forces steeped in nature, and always pushing boundaries. Current influences are the work of Angel Otero, Mark Bradford, John Walker, among others.

Cheney, originally from Los Angeles, moved east and spent years working and exhibiting in Vermont. Her professional art practice spans nearly thirty years.The artist now lives and paints in North Adams, Massachusetts, minutes away from the creative energy of Mass MoCA. Cheney received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Her work has been shown and collected in Europe, Canada, China, and throughout the US. Recent exhibitions include The Painting Center in New York City, Gray Contemporary in Houston, Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China. Recognition for her work includes an exhibition award at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, residency fellowships to The Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China, as well as publication in New American Paintings, and a recent nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painting.

Cheney will also be teaching a painting workshop “Beauty in Process” at Helen Day Art Center on Saturday, March 10.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Mar
8
2018
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May
5
2018

"Hear Our Voice" Exhibition

"Hear Our Voice" Exhibition
Description:

Kate Longmaid's exhibition, “Hear Our Voice,” will open at The Alley Gallery on Thurs. March 8, 2018 and will run through Sat. May 5, 2018.

The opening reception is Sunday, March 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, with a special Artist Talk at 3:00 pm. Free and open to the public, with refreshments + live music by Guitarist Dave Burns.

This show is worth sitting deep in reflection. We welcome you.

WHO'S THIS ARTIST? Born outside of Philadelphia, but a Vermonter for over 20 years now, Kate Longmaid has always been drawn to art and understanding what it means to be human. With a BA in “Psychology and Art: Theory and Practice,” a doctorate in clinical psychology, and time studying at Parsons School of Design and the Portland School of Art, Longmaid brings to The Alley Gallery an understanding of the mind. She has studied with Gail Salzman, Catherine Kehoe, Stanley Bielen, and Peri Schwartz, and was selected as one of the Women to Watch by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C.

WHAT'S THIS SHOW? Through a contemporary approach to portraiture, Kate explore the rich terrain of individual identity and what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing and being seen. Working in the alla prima tradition, she works mainly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in her portraits. From the privileged position of witnessing the other, she seeks to convey the unique presence of each subject as well as our shared humanity.

Following the Women's March, Longmaid awoke with a vision of graffiti scrawled across a portrait. The vision translated into a body of reworked portraits featuring slogans from recent political events, quotations, and her own words. The act of writing over the portraits has been liberating. The portraits move from the singular to the universal, merging image with voice.

www.katelongmaid.com
https://www.facebook.com/KateLongmaidArt/

Location: The Alley Gallery, Center Street Alley, Rutland
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
Description:

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
Feb
1
2018
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May
31
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Register now for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) @ Northern Vermont University-Johnson, August 5-11 2018.

CAMP is open to intermediate to advanced music students of orchestral instruments. Need based tuition assistance is available.

For more information and forms visit www.gmys-vt.org or email leah@gmys-vt.org.

Location: From the comfort of your home, Statewide
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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