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Apr
15
2018

2018 Vermont Dance Alliance Spring Symposium

2018 Vermont Dance Alliance Spring Symposium Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

2018 Spring Dance Symposium
A day of networking, discovery and learning.

Please register!
info@vermontdance.org to reserve your space
$30-50 suggested donation
No-one turned away for lack of funds.


Registration/Doors open 10:45am
Welcome and Self-Care Activity 11-11:30

Adaptive Workmaking with Toby Macnutt 11:30-12:30 (interactive- be prepared to move)
We'll discuss - and practice - some general strategies for working with dancers whose bodies differ from your own. This workshop will cover guidance of individual adaptation of choreography/instruction as well as supporting group work and ensemble-building. You'll also receive some take-home resources on accessibility for your performances, workshops, and promotional materials.

Grants and the Vermont Arts Council with Sarah Mutrux 12:30-1:30 (45 min lecture, 15 mins for questions)
Sarah Mutrux will review a quick list of best practices for researching, applying to, and managing grants from the Vermont Arts Council, and describe the ways in which the Council supports artists as individuals and groups in creating work, publicizing their work, and continuing professional development throughout their careers.

45 min Break for air/lunch 1:30-2:15 Bring your own lunch!

A Life in Dance with Christal Brown 2:15-3
This interactive workshop is designed to help emerging artists map a successful journey in the field of dance. By using a social entrepreneurship model, Christal Brown, Chair of Dance at Middlebury College, will take students through a process of ideation, asset mapping, visioning, and prototyping of the life they wish to attain. In addition to holding an academic post, Brown is the Founding Artistic Director of INSPIRIT, the creator of the Liquid Strength training module for dance, and a former performer with Urban Bush Women, Chuck Davis’ African- American Dance Ensemble, The Bill T. Jones Arnie Zane Dance Company, The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and Bebe Miller Company. Her wide array of experiences in the field on and off stage as well as in the classroom give her a kaleidoscope view of the field and its possibilities for emerging artists.

Relaying Resources: a round table discussion on sharing skills and knowledge: with Tyler Rai 3-4:15
During this round table discussion, we will be taking inventory and generating maps of our personal and community resources. Through this process, we will compile practices, skills and knowledge that will benefit artists, community organizers and cultural workers, and assist in navigating the resources that exist in Vermont's creative sector. The resources shared from this session will be compiled into a document and sent to participants after the workshop.

Self-Care Activity 4:15-4:45
Goodbye/Clean Up 4:45-5pm

Time: 4/15/18 10:45am - 5:00pm
Location: Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn, 153 Main Street, Burlington
Apr
15
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"
Description:

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: 4/15/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Mount Mansfield Union High School, Jericho
Apr
15
2018

Organ Concert: Striking Themes for Organ and Trumpet

Organ Concert: Striking Themes for Organ and Trumpet
Description:

Join us for a free concert performed by Jennifer Bower who has been named “Artist of the Year” by the American Guild of Organists, Vermont Chapter. Bower will be performing pieces by a variety of composers including J.S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Nadia Boulanger, Maurice Duruflé and Eric Schmidt to showcase the many different sounds of the wonderfully maintained 1862 William A. Johnson pipe organ at The Congregational Church of Middlebury. She will be joined by trumpeter Jim Duncan for several selections. For more information, contact The Congregational Church of Middlebury at 802-388-7634 or midducc@comcast.net.

Time: 4/15/18 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Congregational Church of Middlebury, UCC, 2 Main St., Middlebury, VT 05753, Middlebury
Apr
15
2018

Rick Winston presents “Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense”

Rick Winston presents “Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join Rick Winston, founder of the Green Mountain Film Festival and former owner of the Savoy Theater, for a riveting afternoon of fascinating film! Alfred Hitchcock’s career spanned forty years and many film eras. Rick will show twelve film clips, including such favorites as Rebecca, Notorious, and Rear Window. And he’ll discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, an exploration of his favorite themes and motifs, and his work with collaborators.

Time: 4/15/18 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Apr
15
2018

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Samara Quartet

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Samara Quartet
Description:

Concert by Samara Piano Quartet

This exciting new quartet was formed in the summer of 2017, bringing together four established musicians who have dedicated their professional lives to chamber music, Louisa Stonehill, Marcia Cassidy, Paul Cohen, and Nicholas Burns. British-American violinist Louisa Stonehill has performed throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, UK, and across the US. Her performances are recognized for being "open-hearted and superbly characterized,” (Glasgow Herald) and Gramophone magazine branded her a "passionately committed advocate.” Marcia Cassidy, viola and violin, is an active chamber music recitalist, and member of the faculty at Dartmouth College, where she teaches violin and viola, coaches chamber music, and leads sectionals for the Dartmouth Symphony. As the violist of the Franciscan String Quartet, she performed extensively in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Japan to critical acclaim. Cellist Paul Cohen began his professional career with the Atlanta Chamber Players in 1982 before joining the Apple Hill Chamber Players in New Hampshire in 1986. After moving to Los Angeles in 1996, he performed with ensembles such as Camerata Pacifica, Pacific Serenades, and the Dunsmuir Quartet and became a founding member of the New Hollywood String Quartet. British Pianist Nicholas Burns has performed in the US, Canada, Spain, Germany and all around the UK. His performances have been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 (UK) and Radio Maribou (Germany), and he has recorded four critically acclaimed albums for Nimbus & Lyrita. He is most often heard alongside violinist Louisa Stonehill as part of the Steinberg Duo. The quartet takes its name from the winged seeds produced by the abundant maple trees surrounding their rehearsal studio in Keene, New Hampshire. For their inaugural season of concerts the Quartet will be making appearances at Marlboro College, Keene State College, and Dartmouth College, along with several other appearances around New England. At Marlboro they will be playing the Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25, and Dvorak Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op.87.

Time: 4/15/18 3:00pm
Location: Marlboro College, Ragle Hall, Marlboro
Apr
15
2018

All the Fields: Songs of Walking and Wandering

All the Fields: Songs of Walking and Wandering
Description:

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: 4/15/18 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Charlotte Congregational Church, Charlotte
Apr
15
2018

Philharmonia Spring Concert

Philharmonia Spring Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Youth Philharmonia (VYP) will perform music from the finale of Dvorak's Ninth Symphony, Superman Returns, Russian Sailor's Dance, and The Great Locomotive Chase under the baton of Dr. Yutaka Kono. Please join us at Elley-Long Music Center!

$2-5, Tickets at the door

Time: 4/15/18 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester
Apr
14
2018
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Apr
15
2018

Exploring Abstrations

Exploring Abstrations
Description:

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
Description:

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
Description:

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
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape"

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Spirited Landscape, an exhibition of work by Marcia Hill, will be on exhibit in The Common Space Gallery at River Arts March 1 - April 29, 2018.

After taking a Community College drawing class in her sixties, Hill fell in love with pastels, admiring their intense colors, the ease with which she could layer, blend, and apply directly with her hands, and an immediacy that she had not found in other mediums.

Although Hill gravitates toward representational art, she is not interested in accurate depiction, rather, painting the landscape “that lies beneath what is visible to the eye”. To Hill, trees, pastures and clouds are sacred, which she expresses by exaggerating the movement in a scene, or intensifying and distorting color. Hill says “I believe that these changes to ‘reality” better reveal the truth underneath. Thus, I am more interested in majesty, and mystery and energy – in spirit – than I am in beauty per se.”

Join River Arts in celebrating Marcia Hill’s work on Thursday, March 1, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.


The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature"

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

After the Frost: Moments in Nature, an exhibit of mixed media and fabric collage by Artist Dianne Shullenberger, will exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts March 1-April 29, 2018 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. The exhibit combines Shullenberger’s natural object collage series, Circular Earth, and fabric collage series, After the Frost, both of which derive inspiration from her devoted attention to nature, and love of playing in the outdoors.

The Circular Earth series incorporates natural objects from Shullenberger’s collection, gathered from her travels and local habitats. In this series, seeds, twigs and other forms are cut into new shapes, exposing the insides, and undersides, to reveal that all stages in a plant’s life are artistic, not just the most recognizable ones: when they are in bloom. After the Frost, Shullenberger’s fabric collage series, highlights the after-blooming stage. This body of work stimulates the viewer’s appreciation of the unheralded stage, and are constructed by using very small pieces of fabric to form shapes, which are machine stitched into place. The process continues, layering and stitching into an extensive selection of fabrics and thread.

Shullenberger grew up in a household where clothes, curtains, and quilts were made rather than purchased. Her mother was a fashion designer and seamstress so there were always fabrics available for her art projects. Her journey as an artist started with Sumii watercolor classes at the Evanston Art Center, then gravitated to fiber after taking a trapunto quilting class. She continued to experimentation with textiles, and quickly evolved to her current technique of layered fabric collage.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
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
25
2018
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May
6
2018

Sketchbook Journaling

Sketchbook Journaling
Description:

Sketchbook Journaling with Courtney Brockett

Join our newest Board Member for a class focused on the art of sketchbook journaling. This is an exploratory class meant to generate ideas, whether it’s simply documenting what you see, reacting to the world around you or processing thoughts and emotions. This class will introduce a variety of concepts and themes in order to get you thinking and documenting. We will try multiple techniques as a way to gain confidence in promoting idea development for your own personal drawing exploration.

When: Sundays, every other Sunday, 1-2:30 PM
March 25th, April 8th, April 22nd & May 6th

Where: Altus Healing Arts, 292 VT-110, Chelsea, VT 05038

Cost: sliding scale $15-$30 per class

Materials to Bring:
Blank sketchbook
Pencil & Eraser
** all other materials will be included
No previous art experience is required.

No pre-registration is required! Email brockettcourtney@gmail.com with any questions.

Courtney Brockett holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Idaho, where she taught drawing, painting and art history for 6 years. She was born in Lyme, New Hampshire but now resides in Tunbridge, VT. She works as a gardener in the Upper Valley and keep busy chasing around two young children and three Alaskan Malamutes. Courtney has a long history of sketchbook journaling and has bookshelves full of the visual history of her life.

Time: 3/25/18 1:00pm - 5/6/18 2:30pm
Location: Altus Healing Arts, Chelsea
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
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
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
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
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
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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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: 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
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