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Apr
17
2018

Alison Prine and Bianca Stone: Poetry Reading

Alison Prine and Bianca Stone: Poetry Reading Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Poetry reading with two Vermont poets: Alison Prine, a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award an author of “Steel,” and Bianca Stone, trustee of The Ruth Stone Foundation and author of three collections, including “The Mobius Strip Club of Grief.”

Free and open to the public. A PoemCity 2018 and Vermont Arts 2018 event.

Time: 4/17/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Bear Pond Books, Montpelier
Apr
17
2018

Book talk on Blessings from Beijing: Inside China's Soft-Power War on Tibet

Book talk on Blessings from Beijing: Inside China's Soft-Power War on Tibet
Description:

Join Greg Bruno for a discussion of his new book, Blessings from Beijing: Inside China's Soft-Power War on Tibet. Untangle the chains that tie Tibetans to China and examine the political, social, and economic pressures that are threatening to destroy Tibet's refugee communities. Greg C. Bruno is a journalist and editor whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Forbes, and other international print and media outlets. A native of Vermont, Bruno has spent many years living in and writing about China, Tibet, and the Tibetan exile community.

Time: 4/17/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington
Apr
17
2018

Story Night—Bennington: RULES

Story Night—Bennington: RULES
Description:

April 17, Story Night is at
Madison Brewing Co. Pub & Restaurant—UPSTAIRS!

Theme: Rules

This month we have storytellers:
• Jennifer Jasper
• Chris Kennedy
• Brandy Reynolds
• Forest Byrd
• Jay LaBombard
• Plus 3 open mic slots available.

Contact if you want to sign up to tell a story or take a chance at the show.

Doors open at 6:45pm : Stories start at 7:30pm arrive early
Pay at the door (cash only): $5 per person

Every paid ticket gets one Raffle ticket for the VAE concert featuring The Mammals with Mike + Ruthy on April 28. You can purchase additional tickets for $2 each or 10 for $10.

Prizes!
Anonymous Flash non-fiction enters you for a chance to win a gift certificate!

True Stories, no notes or props, up to eight minutes, up to eight tellers.

Brought to you by Forest Byrd and the Bennington Mural Project.

Time: 4/17/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Madison's Brewing Co. 428 Main St., Bennington
Apr
3
2018
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Apr
17
2018

Basics in Oil Painting

Basics in Oil Painting
Description:

For the art lovers who may never have picked up the brush, this three day workshop will cover the basics of oil painting in a pressure-free and explorative space. Using the traditional format of a still life, we will cover what materials to use, how to lay out a palette and mix colors, how to start and finish a painting, and of course, all the stuff in between! Although individual freedom of expression is encouraged, there will be guiding instructions throughout the entire painting process.

In a class of six, we will begin each day with quick sketches to get warmed up. Then, for all three classes, we will use the second half of our time together to work on the final oil painting. All work can be taken home with you.

When: Tuesdays April 3rd, 10th & 17th 6-8 PM
** registration deadline: Tuesday March 27th
Where: Altus Healing Arts, 292 VT-110, Chelsea, VT 05038
Cost: $85.00
Materials to Bring:
Vine charcoal
Charcoal sketch pad at least 9” x 12”
Plastic palette
Palette knife - plastic or metal
Oil paint brushes - varying sizes and shapes
Rags - recycled preferred, but paper towels can work
Smock or Clothes that can be dirtied
** all other materials will be included

Contact Ali through email, apalin@meca.edu to reserve a spot.

Ali Palin is a professional painter living and working in central Vermont. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maine College of art in 2015, with a major in Painting and a minor in Art History. She is a gallery docent at Burlington City Arts gallery and has been working with SafeArt as a facilitator for the past two years. To view her work, visit her website: apalin.wixsite.com/artist

Time: 4/3/18 6:00pm - 4/17/18 8:00pm
Location: Altus Healing Arts, Chelsea
Apr
16
2018
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Apr
18
2018

Crazy Creature Creations Art Camp

Crazy Creature Creations Art Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will host "Crazy Creature Creations," an Art Camp for students in grades K-6, with Zoë Marr Hilliard April 6-8, 2018. The three-day workshop will meet from 12:30 to 4:30 PM Monday through Wednesday during Spring Break. Seeking inspiration from books, folklore and a variety of materials, the class will explore creatures that have been hibernating in their imaginations over the winter.

To register, or for more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 4/16/18 12:30pm - 4/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Apr
16
2018
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Apr
18
2018

Spring Break Art Camp

Spring Break Art Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will host "Crazy Creature Creations," an Art Camp for students in grades K-6, with Zoë Marr Hilliard April 16-18, 2018. The three-day workshop will meet from 12:30 to 4:30 PM Monday through Wednesday during Spring Break.

Time: 4/16/18 12:30pm - 4/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Apr
16
2018
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Apr
20
2018

Vacation MakerCamp

Vacation MakerCamp
Description:

Vacation MakerCamp
Monday-Friday for ages 6-11
Choose 9-noon, noon-3 or 9-3, aftercare available until 530pm
Starting at $150
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.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.  
greenmountainperformingarts.org/makercamp.html
802-244-8600

Time: 4/16/18 9:00am - 4/20/18 3:00am
Location: Green Mountain Performing Arts, 37 Commercial Drive, Waterbury
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
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
27
2018

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 2/27/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
3
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Odanaksis Art Group Exhibition- Spring Around The Upper Valley

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

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

Time: 3/2/18 5:00pm - 4/27/18 5:30pm
Location: Norwich Public Library, Norwich
Mar
6
2018
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Apr
28
2018

Artists to Watch Part I

Artists to Watch Part I Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This two-part exhibit of contemporary Vermont art is a collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council, Ric Kasini Kadour, and six guest curators. The 25 artists included come from all across the state and were identified as being on the verge of great work.

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead to ensure conference room is available for viewing.

Time: 3/6/18 8:00am - 4/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
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
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
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
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
Apr
9
2018
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May
11
2018

They Went Whistling

They Went Whistling Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Wendy Copp creates elegant, humorous, and sometimes provocative figures, garb, and structures made of natural materials that she gathers from the land. Influenced by opera, literature, mythology and science, she is interested in the hidden stories behind the absent protagonist, the contemplation of mortality and transformation, as well as our uneven relationship with nature in the modern age.

Copp grew up in Lewisboro, a small town just outside of New York City and studied fine art and biology in school. For many years, she worked designing restaurants, residences and stores and has a great deal of experience with faux painting, murals and hand painting fabric. Copp has traveled nationally and internationally, working in NYC, Japan, India, California and all over New England. As the co-founder of Very Merry Theater, she was the artistic director during its start up years. In the midst of all of this, she designed products for Chandler 4 Corners, located in Manchester, VT and worked with artisans in India and Peru.

Time: 4/9/18 8:00am - 5/11/18 4:30pm
Location: Chiristine Price Gallery, Castleton
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
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
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
15
2018

Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

BEGINNING DRAWING
Tuesdays, April 10- May 15
6 Classes
6:30-8:30pm
$135 (member) | $150 (non-member)
This class is designed for beginners and those who have minimal drawing experience. Students will learn the basics of handling pencils and charcoal by exploring a variety of techniques (blending, shading, and crosshatching) and subject matter (still life, landscape, and drapery). We will cover the fundamentals of composition, line, and contrast. There will be technical demonstrations and short homework assignments to compliment our studio work. The goal is to give students the basic tools and ideas necessary to begin their own personal drawing practice.
Instructor: Chiyomi McKibbin

Time: 4/10/18 6:30pm - 5/15/18 8:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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
Description:

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

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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Image Credit: Adel Abidin, Memorial, 2009, single-channel video, Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
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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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: noon-8 p.m.
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May - October:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
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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
2
2018
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Jun
15
2018

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Curated by Dian Parker

These recent prints of Betsey Garand represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. The colors are layered biomorphic and geometric shapes, combining delicate nuances with accents of vibrancy and transparency. Garand uses a combination of techniques; woodcut, monotype, pochôir, spit-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and à la poupée. The prints create the luscious varieties of form, color, and change inherent in nature. These works are fluid, amorphic, richly colored, and intensely dynamic.

Betsey Garand is presently Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College in the Department of Art and the History of Art, where she is head of printmaking. Garand has shown in many exhibitions and in numerous public and private art collections; Dadapost Gallery-Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Arkansas Arts Center; Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku-Japan; Art Museum of Estonia. Awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and fellowships at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the MacDowell Colony.

Time: 4/2/18 10:00am - 6/15/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
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
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Merwin’s exhibit of oil paintings explodes with color and light. This series of over 18 pieces was created from 2015 to the present and celebrates the rites of spring in its color and vibrancy. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Braintree painter Carolyn Egeli exhibits her oil paintings celebrating Vermont and its people through landscapes and portraits. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Feb
27
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Vermont Landscapes

Vermont Landscapes Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Landscapes, a selection of paintings of Vermont, is installed in the public spaces of Lamoille County Courthouse through June 30. Organized by Bryan Memorial Gallery, the exhibition includes oils, watercolors, monoprints, pastels, and acrylics. The Courthouse is open to guests, except between noon and 12:30. There is no charge for this exhibit. Image is from a watercolor by Vladimir Vagin.

Time: 2/27/18 8:00am - 6/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Lamoille County Courthouse, Hyde Park
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