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Apr
14
2018

Big Top Adventures

Big Top Adventures
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Sponsored by Clark-Mortenson Insurance

Circus Workshop 9 am - noon
Kids of all ages can spend an afternoon honing your circus skills with Troy Wunderle and Big Top! This interactive circus adventure covers everything from juggling balls to spinning plates to unicycling and magic tricks. Completely hands on and totally fun, and all skill levels welcome!

One Man Circus 4 pm - 5 pm
The evening performance is an interactive show to dazzle and delight young and old. Wunderle entertains with his expert juggling, wacky globe walking, astounding ladder balancing, sensational plate spinning, teetering rola bolas, daring unicycle antics, mesmerizing bubble routines, mischievous magic and comic buffoonery.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Apr
14
2018

Hirschfield Film Series: Certain Women

Hirschfield Film Series: Certain Women Vermont Arts 2018
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(Kelly Reichardt, USA, 2016, 1h 47min) Free

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

One of America’s foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.

It’s easy to describe Kelly Reichardt’s films as “small” compared to Hollywood blockbusters and even some higher-profile indies. She’s more likely to invoke comparisons to legendary way-out-of-the-mainstream filmmakers like Jon Jost or Wim Wenders than she is her generational peers. But Certain Women continues her examination of real people facing situations in almost real time, against the backdrop of real locations and places that both define and confine characters and their actions. Exploring the nuanced moments of these women’s lives, from impossible conversations with difficult men, to awkward pauses where communication fails, to private and unseen actions that are almost miraculously rendered through silence and stillness, Certain Women magnifies Reichardt’s technique as it is echoes from scene to scene, character to character, and story to story. Even when characters can’t seem to speak for themselves, the film’s delicate and thoughtful rendering of these strikingly observed and very human stories manage to speak volumes to viewers in a manner that is unique to one of the cinema’s most disciplined and expressive voices.

 

Location: Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College, Middlebury
Apr
14
2018

Clay Flower Brick Workshop

Clay Flower Brick Workshop
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WORKSHOP: Flower Bricks
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Flower bricks became popular in Holland to display tulips in a way that shows their individual beauty during the height of the tulip craze. Flower bricks are currently having a revival in the United States as alternative to traditional vase forms. Students will have the option of building their flower brick simply, having a literal brick form, or it can be more creatively sculpted and embellished to stand alone as a beautiful piece of artwork. (image courtesy of ceramicartsnetwork.org)
Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, April 14
Cost: $25

Time: 4/14/18 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne
Apr
14
2018

Strings' Spring Concert

Strings' Spring Concert Vermont Arts 2018
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Vermont Youth Strings (VYS) will perform arrangements of Verdi's Overture to Nabucco and Haydn's Symphony No. 94, the "Surprise" Symphony under the direction of Ace Ali. We hope you'll join us at Elley-Long Music Center to cheer them on!

Time: 4/14/18 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester
Apr
14
2018

Vermont Youth Dancers to Present "Castle on the Hill, A Tale of King Arthur"

Vermont Youth Dancers to Present "Castle on the Hill, A Tale of King Arthur"
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Vermont Youth Dancers (VYD) will present Castle on the Hill, A Tale of King Arthur at Mount Mansfield Union High School on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Vermont Youth Dancers puts their own spin on the classic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. VYD brings this tale of chivalry, brotherhood and courage to the stage through dance to current music with a unique blend of thrilling hip-hop and captivating lyrical choreography, with song choices that “tell” the story. The lines between dance and drama are blurred, as dancers bring characters to life through dance, acting, and imaginative staging.
VYD is a community dance company of area elementary, middle and high school students with local talented dancers from Jericho, Underhill, Essex, South Burlington and Fletcher.
This year, VYD is partnering with King Arthur Flour to raise funds to fight hunger, and will make a donation to the Jericho/Underhill Food Shelf

Tickets are available online March 15th for $10 (vyd-camelot.eventbrite.com or vermontyouthdancers.org). Any unsold tickets will be available at the door for $12. Call 802-448-0893 for more information. First come first served seating, wheelchair accessible. Show runs approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission.

For more information on Vermont Youth Dancers, go to vermontyouthdancers.org

Time: 4/14/18 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Mount Mansfield Union High School, Jericho
Apr
14
2018

Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam Vermont Arts 2018
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Get ready for an all-out good time at the Highland Lodge as we celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam, hosted by Geof Hewitt! Slam sign-ups start at 6:30 pm and the Slam starts at 7 pm. Whether you are bringing poems or planning on staying in the audience, grab some pub food and beverages at the Highland Lodge bar and get ready for some fun!

What’s a poetry slam?*
Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, invented in the 1980s by Marc Smith, a Chicago construction worker. Poets perform their own work and are judged Olympic-style by randomly selected members of the audience.

What’s the difference between an open mic and a poetry slam?*
Open mic performers have one stage opportunity to earn a round of applause. Slammers perform original poems in a scored competition, judged by 5 randomly-chosen audience members. In elimination bouts, the highest scoring poets proceed to a second, and sometimes a third round, in hopes of earning a prize.

FAQ's:
-A three-round, elimination bout!
-So ... be prepared with three original poems.
-A three minute time limit applies to all poems.
-Slammers may perform from memory or with manuscript in hand.
-No costumes, props, or musical accompaniment.
- Sign-Up from 6:30 - 7:00
- Slam starts at 7:00
- There will be a prize for the winner

*from the Boston Poetry Slam Website

$10 - $15 Suggested Donation
To RSVP for events, please go to https://fs10.formsite.com/wonderwisdom/form14/index.html
Learn more at www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 802.533.9370

Time: 4/14/18 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Highland Lodge, Greensboro
Apr
14
2018

Mud Season Murder Mystery

Mud Season Murder Mystery Vermont Arts 2018
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This year's mystery is set in 1917 and inspired by the real life unsolved murder of Equinox Hotel owner, George Orvis. George's brother Charles was the founder of the beloved international fishing and lifestyle company, Orvis, that began in Manchester Vermont. Go back in time and enjoy the music, the costumes and the fanfare of life in Manchester Vermont 100 years ago. Bring your inner Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes! Enjoy a romantic date, or a fun night with a group of friends for our most celebrated dinner party of the year! Festive attire suggested.

Gather in the living room salon and meet the colorful cast of suspects. Our 1902 mansion is like a real game of Clue as guests follow the interactive drama from the Billiard Room to the Library and Dining Room. There is music, dancing, comedy, drama, and a culinary feast. Everyone gathers in the living room after dinner to decide WHO DONE IT! Prizes are awarded for best sleuthing and most creative costume.

Family Innkeeper and New York City playwright, Tajlei Levis, uses the Wilburton’s rich history as inspiration for each year’s original mystery. It's a fabulous weekend in the country that you will remember for a lifetime -- only at the Wilburton Inn.

To book call 802-362-2500.
Special two night lodging package begins at $200/night plus discounted $60 tickets.

Time: 4/14/18 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: The Wilburton Inn, Manchester
Apr
14
2018

Northern Flyer Bluegrass

Northern Flyer Bluegrass
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Northern Flyer Bluegrass will perform at Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln, on Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 p.m. Four veteran Vermont musicians combine first rate harmonies with extensive instrumental expertise. Andy Sacher on mandolin, Mark Struhsacker on guitar, Andy Greene on banjo, and Kirk Lord on bass. $10 for adults, teens and kids are free.

Time: 4/14/18 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Burnham Hall, Ripton
Apr
14
2018

Dweezil Zappa World Tour 2018 “Choice Cuts”

Dweezil Zappa World Tour 2018 “Choice Cuts”
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There’s no stopping Dweezil Zappa from continuing his mission to unlock the mysteries held within the superabundance of Frank Zappa’s iconic music. For over a decade, the renowned guitarist has been honoring his father by touring the world with his Grammy-winning project, now named Dweezil Zappa. The first leg of the tour begins March 30th 2018 in Scottsdale Arizona and will keep the Zappa train rocking and rolling for 6 weeks across the US and Canada!

Time: 4/14/18 7:30pm
Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Apr
14
2018

Live at Brandon Music: Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Live at Brandon Music: Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association Vermont Arts 2018
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Sarah Blacker brings her full band sound to Brandon Music with New England Groove Association. With roots in the folk, rock, jam-band and funk scenes, the group fuses their vibrant musical worlds together to create an original, soulful sound. The collaboration, which often features special guests, is comprised of award-winning, internationally touring singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Sarah Blacker, Aaron Z. Katz, and Phil Selesnick. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 4/14/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Apr
14
2018

All the Fields: Songs of Walking and Wandering

All the Fields: Songs of Walking and Wandering
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Social Band sings: All the Fields-Songs of walking and wandering

Springtime and the urge to be “out and about” go hand in hand and Social Band, Burlington’s lively Band of Singers, will celebrate spring with a program centered on the theme of walking. Whether freewheeling or contemplative, literal or metaphoric, out of necessity or just for fun, walking is interwoven with our human history and culture. Join Social Band for a musical jaunt of poetry and song. As always, Social Band brings its characteristic “joie de vivre” to this program - combining powerful singing, food for thought and our collective sparkling personality.

Admission is $15 in advance, $18 the day of concert. Tickets are available online (no fees) at:
https://socialband-spring18.eventbrite.com, and at the door.

Time: 4/14/18 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: United Church of Hinesburg, Hinesburg
Apr
14
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange Presents, "The NEKtones"

Vermont Arts Exchange Presents, "The NEKtones" Vermont Arts 2018
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Vermont Arts Exchange's 2018 Basement Music Series

A quintet with a musical palette defined by the landscape of the North East Kingdom of Vermont. A full force group of talented musicians layin down funky soul & R&B.

Visit www.vtartxchange.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Time: 4/14/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water
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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
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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
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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
Apr
14
2018
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Apr
15
2018

Exploring Abstrations

Exploring Abstrations
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EXPLORING ABSTRACTION
April 14-15
9:30am-4:30pm both days
$225 (member) | $250 (non-member)
This class begins with guided exercises designed to open the mind to abstract concepts. Students will discover spontaneous ways to create dynamic marks and lines. There will be an emphasis on shape relationships and creating strong compositions. Prepare to have fun making stimulating work with a variety of materials. Development of individual vision will be encouraged.
Open to all levels. Students may choose to work in oil or acrylic. (*Jenny prefers oils). Supply list provided.
Instructor: Jenny Nelson

Time: 4/14/18 9:30am - 4/15/18 4:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Apr
13
2018
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Apr
15
2018

Vermont Jazz Center's 2nd Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival

Vermont Jazz Center's  2nd Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival Vermont Arts 2018
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April 13,14 & 15, 2018

Celebrating the refined art of solo jazz piano, in partnership with the Brattleboro Music Center, at their new facility.
Friday. April 13 at the Brattleboro Music Center Concert Hall, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, VT 05301:
8 pm- Feature concert- Kirk Lightsey &Harold Danko, solo & duo performances
Saturday, April 14 at the BMC Concert Hall:
10 am- 6 pm- Masterclasses, panel, performances w/ Harold Danko, Joe Davidian, Helen Sung, Franz Robert, & Kirk Lightsey
8 pm- Feature concert by Christian Sands & Helen Sung
Sunday, April 15: At the Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro VT 05301
10 am- 4 pm- Masterclasses & forum, Christian Sands & David Berkman,
4 pm- Feature concert by David Berkman.

Admission:

1) Full Festival Pass, all events on all 3 days- $120 inclusive.
2) Saturday (all day), all Saturday April 14 events- $80 (includes concert)
3) Friday Feature Concert $20
4) Saturday Feature Concert $20
5) Sunday Feature Concert $20

Available at door, on line, reserved by phone, In the Moment Records. $1 extra per ticket on credit card.

802 254 9088
gingervjc@gmail.com
www.vtjazz.org

Time: 4/13/18 8:00pm - 4/15/18 6:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Music Center and Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
Apr
13
2018
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Apr
15
2018

Global Roots Film Center: Disability

Global Roots Film Center: Disability Vermont Arts 2018
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In 2018 the VTIFF Global Roots Film Festival will focus on disability. The full program will be announced February 2018 including the films, speakers, receptions and more.
Co-presented with Flynn Center for the Performing Arts with support from the Ford Foundation.
Host sponsor: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

Time: 4/13/18 5:00pm - 4/15/18 9:00pm
Location: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center Film House, Burlington
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
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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
Apr
3
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
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The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association (VAAA) exhibit from April 3- April 27, 2018. Although many mediums are represented in the exhibit, the unifying theme is all of the art is inspired by Abenaki culture. There will be a free opening reception at the Gallery on Thursday April 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Bryan Blanchette a 21st-century Abenaki Singer/Songwriter artist working in a 10,000-year-old tradition in music and performance will play and sing at the reception. The event is free and refreshments will be served.
Also on exhibit is “Nourishment” a juried show that contains works by 15 Vermont artists. In addition art from the Gallery's permanent collection including works by T.W. Wood and his contemporaries and art work 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 visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 4/3/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
27
2018

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment”

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment” Vermont Arts 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Mar
22
2018
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May
6
2018

Drawing Threads: Conversation Between Line and Stitch

Drawing Threads: Conversation Between Line and Stitch
Description:

Meet Elizabeth Fram, fabric artist, at her artist reception on Sunday ,March 25 from 2-4 pm . The show will hang through May 6.
Statement from Elizabeth:
Three years ago, in order to revive my drawing skills, I began sketching common household items and table-scapes daily. Concurrently, my textile work became increasingly more reliant on organizing space and manipulating the elements within it through pattern via Shibori-dyeing, color, and intensive fields of surface stitches.

It was a natural progression to look for ways to create overlap between these two separate areas of practice, such that they could challenge and complement each other. I am interested in investigating image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities they contribute to elevate the other. The resulting pieces pay homage to the "every day", observing that quiet moments in life merit as much notice as those that are outwardly more momentous.

Time: 3/22/18 10:00am - 5/6/18 3:00pm
Location: Emile A Gruppe Gallery, Jericho
Mar
22
2018
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May
6
2018

Matt Brown "Conversations With Color Woodblock Prints"

Matt Brown "Conversations With Color Woodblock Prints" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

March 22 - May 6, 2018: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit new and select woodblock prints by Matt Brown in “Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints”. An Artist Opening Reception will take place Thursday, March 22 from 5-7pm. The gallery will host an Artist Talk Saturday, April 21 at 5pm, which will feature a live demonstration in printmaking by Brown.

Following the Japanese hanga method, the printmaking technique used by Hokusai and Hiroshige, each of Brown’s prints is created entirely by hand using water and pigments applied to multiple carved wooden blocks. Each woodblock corresponds to one color within a print and each is transferred to paper by a small hand-held baren.

An art major in college, Brown worked for years as a builder and cabinet maker before coming across a Hiroshige exhibit at Dartmouth College, which inspired him to research the process behind Hiroshige’s work. Brown says, “Looking back I see the idea to teach myself hanga came principally from my attraction to the method as watercolor printing. The soft quality of these colors, and the juxtaposition of these colors with the clean carved graphic edges of the shapes, is what I love best. But I also love the process of making these prints: the way an image is separated into parts and put back together, the way the translucent colors blend, the way the wood, with water, interacts with the paper.”

Brown’s exhibition will include working proofs and different states of several images, providing viewers a glimpse into the artist’s continuous dialogue with his imagery and materials. Often changes made over several years create subtle, or dramatic, re-imagining of Brown’s initial vision.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 3/22/18 5:00pm - 5/6/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
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
Mar
27
2018
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May
12
2018

The Feast of Fools by Hannah Morris

The Feast of Fools by Hannah Morris
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “The Feast of Fools” by Hannah Morris. This exhibition features Painted collages and soft sculpture installations exploring the intersection of the sublime, the absurd, and the mundane in recognizable moments and places.

Show Dates: March 27 – May 12, 2018. Free admittance during gallery hours.
For hours and info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com or call: 802-479-7069

Artist Reception and Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH):
Friday, April 20, 2018 from 7-9pm (BASH Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event)
Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Mar
27
2018
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May
12
2018

Pleased to Meet You!

Pleased to Meet You!
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Pleased to Meet You!”. This show, featuring 20 local artists, brings to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the non-human variety.

Show Dates: March 27 – May 12, 2018. Free admittance during gallery hours.
For hours and info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com or call: 802-479-7069

Artist Reception and Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH):
Friday, April 20, 2018 from 7-9pm (BASH Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event)
Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Apr
11
2018
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May
14
2018

Noises Off

Noises Off Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Noises Off
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Peter Hackett
April 11 – May 13

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” – The New York Times

Advisory: Ages 14 and up.

Time: 4/11/18 7:30pm - 5/14/18 10:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, 74-76 Gates Street, White River Junction
Apr
10
2018
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May
19
2018

Portraits of a Different Kind by Sande French Stockwell

Portraits of a Different Kind by Sande French Stockwell
Description:

Magic from the ancients to the present is embodied in Sande French Stockwell’s recent sculptures and drawings. And her work begs you to be a part of this manifestation, to react, to think, and pose more searching questions about your life and your relationship to our deep and ancient past. Through this search of ancient connections are our new possible beings and Be-comings. Many of these “beings” are on display as the “Portraits of a Different Kind” exhibit at Axel’s Gallery in Waterbury, Vermont. Sande French-Stockwell has presented her latest pieces: both works on paper and in the round and invites you to celebrate your dreams!

Ms. Stockwell has fallen in love with the creative freedom newly found in plaster. Come discover how a single change in medium has allowed one artist to flourish creatively.

“Working with plaster allows a quick and instant breath of life into these beings I sculpt. I use my hands to shape and form the traces of a hypnotic yesteryear, a raw present and magical future.”

Meet the artist Friday, April 13th from 6-8pm. This event is open and free to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury
Mar
24
2018
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May
20
2018

Deep into Nature: Susan Wahlrab & Dianne Shullenberger

Deep into Nature: Susan Wahlrab & Dianne Shullenberger
Description:

In the South Gallery, two Vermont-based artists together present work exploring intimate conversations with the underappreciated inhabitants of our natural environments. Forest floors strewn with fallen branches, moss-covered rocks in streambeds, and wildflowers take center stage in this collection of paintings in watercolor by Susan Wahlrab and fabric collages by Dianne Shullenberger.

Time: 3/24/18 10:00am - 5/20/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Mar
24
2018
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May
20
2018

A Reverent Eye: Charlie Hunter & Jim Westphalen

A Reverent Eye: Charlie Hunter & Jim Westphalen
Description:

In the Central Gallery, two Vermont-based artists, plein air painter Charlie Hunter and landscape photographer Jim Westphalen, turn their attention to vanishing icons of Vermont's rich industrial and agricultural past. The works in this exhibition ask us to reconsider the familiar rusted railways and retired grain elevators that pepper our local landscape and inhabit their photographs and canvases, rightfully elevating them to subjects worthy of our respect, gratitude, and reverence.

Time: 3/24/18 10:00am - 5/20/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
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
Apr
1
2018
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May
31
2018

Portraits of Artists by Photographer William Dixon

Portraits of Artists by Photographer William Dixon
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Portraits of Artists by Photographer William Dixon
An event connected to the “Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination” creativity forums series.

LOCATION: Putney Public Library Central Library, 55 Main St, Putney, VT 05346

William Dixon presents a photographic series of local artists working in their studios. Included in the exhibit are photos of Ken Pick, Paul Stone, Dena Gartenstein Moses, Nancy Storrow, Joseph Fichter, Walter Slowinski, and Eugene Uman.

William Dixon has been photographing artists from the Putney community for several years. Artists at Work, his 2014 solo exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography, focused on the creative process employed by these talented and creative people. To see more of William Dixon’s work, please visit: williamdixonphotography.net

This exhibition is one of the many activities offered as a part of the "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination" creativity forums series. To view the full series, please visit: www.acwc.us/forums. The "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations About Art, Creativity, & Imagination" creativity forums are being supported by the following partners and sponsors:

SPONSORS: The Brattleboro Reformer*Brattleboro Community Television*Brattleboro Food Co-Op*Brattleboro Savings & Loan*Latchis Arts*New Chapter*Southern Vermont Arts & Living*The Richards Group

PARTNERS: Antidote Books*Brooks Memorial Library*C. X. Silver Gallery LLC*Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery*Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts*River Gallery School*Putney Public Library*Sandglass Theater

Location: Putney Library, 55 Main Street, Putney
Apr
13
2018
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Jun
10
2018

Vox Populi at the BCA Center

Vox Populi at the BCA Center
Description:

How can we capture the mood of a nation, and reflect on the current state of American culture through portraiture? In contemporary art, there is a current trend in evocative “portraiture” that questions, probes, and evokes larger ideas of identity and culture, sometimes even conflict. Whether seen in current events, or with the swell of populism that informs today's American sentiment, people – their beliefs, opinions, and rhetoric – have become polarized, and differences pronounced. Vox Populi (or the people’s voice) aims to capture the character and inner psyche of people through contemporary portraiture, who, despite sharing divergent perspectives and voices, find commonality through our shared image. Vox Populi features recent painting and sculpture by six Vermont-based artists: Catherine Hall, Misoo Filan, Harlan Mack, Nathaniel Moody, Ross Sheehan, and Susan Wilson. ​

Admission is free and open to the public.
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Image credit: Misoo Filan, The giant asian girls #4, 2017, 36in x 48in, acrylic paint and collage on panel, Vox Populi

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Apr
13
2018
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Jun
10
2018

From Across the Distance: Works From The Barjeel Art Foundation

From Across the Distance: Works From The Barjeel Art Foundation
Description:

From Across the Distance provides a glimpse into thought-provoking artistic practices of the Arab world and features the work of London-based Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour, Iraqi-Finnish artist Adel Abidin, and Jordanian-born artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Each of these artists shares a portrait of urban capitals imagined during a past, present, or future moment of political and social instability. Although rooted in distinct local histories and contemporary political landscapes, the three videos speak to broader global concerns of collectivity, censorship, and the possibility of co-existent national identities. From Across the Distance features contemporary video works from the Barjeel Art Foundation, an independent collecting philanthropic institution based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, established by Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi in 2010 to manage, preserve, and exhibit an extensive collection of modern and contemporary Arab art.

From Across the Distance is guest curated by Dr. Sarah Rogers and courtesy of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Admission is free and open to the public.
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BCA Center Gallery Hours:
November - April:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: noon-8 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday

May - October:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: noon-8 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
Closed Monday
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Image Credit: Adel Abidin, Memorial, 2009, single-channel video, Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Apr
6
2018
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Jun
16
2018

'Barn Art'

'Barn Art' Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many barns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history. The Compass Music and Arts Center’s new exhibit ‘Barn Art’ is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Time: 4/6/18 10:00am - 6/16/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

While still an award-winning photographer with the National Geographic, James Pease Blair summered in Middlebury, Vermont. On his retirement, Jim Blair and his wife Elise settled in Vermont year-round. Jim became entranced by the singular photography collection found in the Research Center of the Henry Sheldon Museum, where he found exceptional images that traced the citizens, landscapes, and townscapes of Addison County and the Lake Champlain region.

Collaborating with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart, he has chosen three dozen remarkable photographs that will be displayed in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum from March 20, 2018 through July 08, 2018. His choices reflect a photographer’s unique eye, developed in his early training from celebrated American photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind and while studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Later during his long career at the National Geographic he traveled the world, advancing his art, resulting in further photographic achievements.

The exhibit features single and group portraits of Vermonters – both the celebrated and the ordinary citizen, village scenes capturing disasters and daily life, landscapes of Vermont’s treasured mountains and lakes. Stunning aerial landscape photographs were taken by George N. Lathrop (1900 – 1983). An extensive collection of Lathrop’s photographs and negatives of Addison County taken between 1930s and 1960s is part of the Sheldon archives.

100 years of life in the Middlebury region are highlighted in the exhibit. Vintage clothing and photographic equipment from the Sheldon Museum’s collection complement the exhibit.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

In celebration of his 60th reunion at Middlebury College, the Henry Sheldon Museum offers a retrospective of the whimsical wood carvings of John Cross, a masterful contemporary folk artist.

Few would have predicted that an economics major at Middlebury College who earned a master’s degree in business at the University of Chicago would have begun carving during his career as a creative copywriter at a premier New York advertising agency. Humor, perseverance, and imagination are the skills reflected in all phases of his life journey.

John Cross began whittling while watching the filming of commercials for which he wrote the scripts for Proctor & Gamble and for Toyota. His ad copy promoted such iconic brands as Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste. During the day he wrote jingles from his advertising office in New York City, then headed for 813 Broadway where he shared a rented loft with sculptor William King, coincidentally in the same building where Wolf Kahn painted. Kahn, who now maintains a summer studio near Brattleboro, VT, is known for his sumptuous landscapes, and King, who died in 2015, worked in clay, wood, bronze, vinyl, burlap, and aluminum. Cross, King, and Kahn were among the poets, artists, and museum professionals who gathered for drinks and conversation at the renowned Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village to encourage one another.

Cross has always worked with wood, in particular sugar pine. He favors figurative renderings of sports figures, especially the players and fans of the New York Yankees, artists, sideshow performers, Miss America contestants, fishermen, operatic stars, and playful everyday characters. He has researched players from the Negro Baseball League and commemorated them in compelling wood carvings. For many years Cross was represented by Jay Johnson, owner of a leading New York City American Folk Art gallery on Madison Avenue and later by the David Findlay Jr. Gallery on Fifth Avenue, and currently by the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. His carvings are in the public collections of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian, and in the private collections of Garrison Keillor and Ali McGraw.

John Cross and his wife Linda Cross, also an artist, reside and work from their home studios in Elizaville, New York. The Hudson River is nearby, as is the scenic rail line which provides them easy access to New York City galleries and museums and their son Peter Cross (Middlebury College ’93) and his family, who live in Manhattan.

The Sheldon Museum retrospective will honor this accomplished sculptor, who continues to carve and inspire gallery and museum visitors.

Man with Cigar, c. 1990. Photo: Christian Carone

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
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
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Nov
26
0018
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Jan
11
2019

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Solo Exhibition-
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham

EDGEWATER GALLERY in Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785 Contact: Kelly Holt ​kelly@edgewatergallery-vt.com
On view: December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe announces a welcoming home, solo exhibition by TJ Cunningham aptly titled, ​Roots. T​he exhibition will be on view from December 1st through January 11th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 7 from 5-7pm. There will be an artist talk at 6pm. Cunningham inspires with his thought provoking landscapes of his native home, Addison, Vermont. Cunningham recently reflected on his upbringing in Vermont, and the powerful feelings of place as it relates to his art "One of my earliest, childhood memories is of an evening walk in November as woodsmoke wafted from the chimneys of my boyhood town. I remember the sharp feeling of cold air in my nostrils accompanied by the gentle smell of Vermont’s long heating season...The scent of woodsmoke always conjures those feelings of contented peace...More and more when I paint the landscape, I am searching for a similar experience; however, unlike smell, painting is an abstract language with a series of shapes, colors, and textures that together bring meaning... These are the places that mean the most to me; they are the scenes that evoke all of the joy and longing connected to my thoughts of home. They are my roots."

Known for his depth and layering of oil colors, majestic Vermont skyscapes, stretching farmlands, and meandering river waters, Cunningham once again delivers the scenes we recognize as the quietude of true homeland in this exhibition.

Cunningham received his formal training at Pensacola Christian College. He enjoys connecting with living artists in his travels, whose techniques he studies and whose work Cunningham follows and admires. The artist works directly in the landscape and from plein air studies in his studio in Tennessee. He teaches plein air painting workshops in several locations across the United States. Cunningham’s work is exhibited and collected nationwide, as well as in Europe.

For further information on ​Roots​, please call Edgewater Gallery in Stowe at 802.760.6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe