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Sep
15
2018

The Fabulous Flea Market

The Fabulous Flea Market
Description:

It's back! Our popular Flea Market returns September 15. 25 vendors/ dealers will offer antiques, jewelry, furniture, rugs, woven textiles, collectibles and fabulous food by Almost Home of Bristol.

Town Hall Theater also has its own booths with a wide array of donated items, including antiques, nearly new items, jewelry, art, and what-have-you. Income from the THT booths goes to support THT performances. Admission is free to the public.

September 15, from 9 am to 2 pm
Free

Time: 9/15/18 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Sep
15
2018

Fairy Houses & Stories

Fairy Houses & Stories Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us for a morning of Fairy Stories and Fairy Houses. Come and help Main Street Arts build a natural Fairy House to enter in the Grafton Fairy Festival. Tales of Fairy magic and mystery will be shared as we build our Fairy dwelling. Natural materials that you would like to bring and share for building the Fairy house are welcome and appreciated. Please visit www.nature-museum.org for additional details on the Fairy Festival scheduled for September 29th and 30th. Cost: $15

Time: 9/15/18 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Sep
15
2018

Authors Fest Vermont Author Book Signing

Authors Fest Vermont Author Book Signing
Description:

What: A gathering of Vermont authors for book signing, offering their books for sale, talking with visitors.

Who: Authors attending are: Dan Close, Howard Coffin, Victor Densmore, Jackson Ellis, Tammy Hetrick, Catherine Holm, Jerry Johnson, Daphne Kalmar, Beth Kanell, C.M. Lance, Tyler A.C. Mason, Gail Ruggles, Peggy Sapphire, Skip Sedore, Barbara Sheperd, Patty Oliver-Smith, Grannie Snow, Tanya Sousa, Ralph Swett, Sarah Ward and Will Wootton. Special guest Phillis Mosher, wife of Howard Frank Mosher, will join these authors.

Why: To celebrate some of Vermont’s fine authors, to connect them with fans and provide the opportunity to make new connections.

Time: 9/15/18 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 1422 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common
Sep
15
2018

Green Mountain Chorus' 70th Annual Show - Matinee Performance

Green Mountain Chorus' 70th Annual Show - Matinee Performance
Description:

For our 70th Annual Show, the Green Mountain Chorus will guide our audience through a musical adventure featuring Magical Disney tunes from throughout the decades. We'll intersperse some of our old repertoire favorites just to round things out.
We'll also spotlight three very special quartets. Our featured guest is the 2018 Yankee Division Champion "Greenlight" quartet. Our very own award-winning quartets "High Voltage" and "Chordination" will each have their own segment in the show.

Time: 9/15/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Colchester Performing Arts Center at Colchester High School, Colchester
Sep
15
2018

Annual St. Johnsbury Bluegrass Festival

Annual St. Johnsbury Bluegrass Festival
Description:

Enjoy a fantastic afternoon of bluegrass music as part of the Colors of the Kingdom Foliage Festival.

2:00 pm - Berklee College of Music's MILE TWELVE
3:45 pm - Nashville, TN's MAYBE APRIL
5:30 pm - NEK's own BOB AMOS & CATAMOUNT CROSSING

Time: 9/15/18 2:00pm
Location: The Kingdom Taproom, 397 Railroad St., Saint Johnsbury
Sep
15
2018

A Fantastic Woman Screening with Special Guest Gonzalo Maza

A Fantastic Woman Screening with Special Guest Gonzalo Maza Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents a screening of A Fantastic Woman followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Gonzalo Maza. Fantastic Woman won the Academy Award this year for Best Foreign Language Film.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

(Sebastián Lelio, Chile | Germany | Spain | USA, 2018, 1h 40min)

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

This event is free and open to the public.

Time: 9/15/18 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury
Sep
15
2018

Opening Reception - FOREST RECOLLECTION - paintings by Joesph Salerno

Opening Reception - FOREST RECOLLECTION  - paintings by Joesph Salerno
Description:

FOREST RECOLLECTION is an exhibition soaked in memory with paint used as both a cloak and a window. Walking through these works calls to painting's ability to live on the edges of abstraction and representation, like watching a film set to slow motion or recorded in soft focus. The resounding feeling is one of landscape as a place that relates both to the outside world yet also to the depths of our essential thoughts. Landscape painting becomes recalled space, a bridge between its place in the world and a place in our minds. A reception for FOREST RECOLLECTION will be held Saturday, September 15 from 3pm-6pm with an artist talk at 4pm.

Time: 9/15/18 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, 21 Bean Rd, Meriden, NH, Outside Vermont
Sep
15
2018

Ballroom Dance "USA Dance Inc. Green Mountain VT Chapter #3033

Ballroom Dance "USA Dance Inc. Green Mountain VT Chapter #3033
Description:

Come Dance with us at our Fall Formal. If you've ever wanted to try ballroom dance, our social starts with two lessons to get you moving! We have changed the introductory dance class times.

Some will come in formal dress but all attire is acceptable and clean shoes recommended.

When: Sat., September 15th, 6:30PM-11:00PM

We welcome all ages, people with or without dance experience and a partner is not necessary. Blue jeans to formal attire is acceptable and clean shoes recommended.

Evening Schedule:

6:30: Doors Open with open dance

7:00-7:45: Intermediate Waltz with Bill and Carolyn Pedrick

7:45-8:30: Beginner Fox Trot with Olivia Schrantz

8:30-11:00: Open social dancing in various styles of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing!

We charge $10 for students, members or seniors and $15 for general admission to help pay for the venue and light refreshments..

Thank you, Miriam Granat

Time: 9/15/18 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Location: Elley Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Drive, Colchester
Sep
15
2018

Capital City Concerts presents "Tell Me A Story", a piano recital by Michael Arnowitt

Capital City Concerts presents "Tell Me A Story", a piano recital by Michael Arnowitt Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Capital City Concerts opens its season with a big, bold, beautiful piano concert by pianist Michael Arnowitt. This musical story-telling program includes Schumann's Op. 12 Fantasy Pieces, a landmark work of early Romanticism, which includes a depiction of Aesop's fable of The Tortoise and the Hare. Prokofiev's dazzling Piano No. 7 Sonata is one of the most exciting pieces of piano music ever written. Chopin's Ballade in F minor is the last and greatest of his four, and is, as its name indicates, is musical story-telling. Michael will perform his own arrangement of the poetic "Cavatina" movement of Beethoven's String Quartet in B-flat major for solo piano. (A recording of this piece is the final selection on the "Golden Record" placed on the Voyager spacecraft sent into outer space in 1977.) Lowell Liebermann's 1989 Gargoyles is one of the one of the most talked about piano compositions of recent decades. It will bring the concert to an exciting close with its magical colors, spunk, and rambunctious hijinks. There will be a festive reception after the concert to honor Michael Arnowitt.

Time: 9/15/18 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Sep
15
2018

Green Mountain Chorus' 70th Annual Show - Evening Performance

Green Mountain Chorus' 70th Annual Show - Evening Performance
Description:

For our 70th Annual Show, the Green Mountain Chorus will guide our audience through a musical adventure featuring Magical Disney tunes from throughout the decades. We'll intersperse some of our old repertoire favorites just to round things out.
We'll also spotlight three very special quartets. Our featured guest is the 2018 Yankee Division Champion "Greenlight" quartet. Our very own award-winning quartets "High Voltage" and "Chordination" will each have their own segment in the show.

Time: 9/15/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Colchester Performing Arts Center at Colchester High School, Colchester
Sep
15
2018

Etienne Charles and Creole Soul

Etienne Charles and Creole Soul Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Trinidad-born trumpeter Charles says, "jazz is Creole music." His music incorporates song and ritual of the Caribbean carnival- danceable, percussion grooves that drive masterful improvisational forays.

Recipient of a Lincoln Center Millennial Swing Award and a CMA New Works Grant, Charles is now an assistant professor at Michigan State University.

He's released three acclaimed albums as leader and performed with luminaries including Wynton Marsalis, Maria Schneider, the Count Basie Orchestra and Roberta Flack.

"A daring improviser, Charles also delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism." - Jazz Times

$20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone and In The Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro. $1 extra for each CC ticket

Please call ahead for handicap access.

802 254 9088

gingervjc@gmail.com

Time: 9/15/18 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
Sep
6
2018
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Sep
16
2018

BECOMING DR. RUTH

BECOMING DR. RUTH Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"My favorite animal is the turtle...to move, it has to stick its neck out." That's the life philosophy of Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer in a nutshell.

Lost Nation Theater presents Maura O'Brien in the hilarious and moving biodrama BECOMING DR. RUTH by Mark St. Germain. The script illuminates this remarkable woman's untold story bursting with the life, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the little girl who fled from the Nazi's and became "Dr. Ruth," America's most famous sex therapist. Almost everyone of a certain age knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering and taboo-shattering radio and TV sex therapist with a quirky sense of humor. She said: "Why did they listen? I think people need to talk about sex and suddenty here was a little matronly woman who did. I was not threatening. And I made them laugh." At at age 90, she's still going strong!

Over the course of the one-act play, Dr. Ruth recounts her Jewish upbringing in 1930s Germany. After experiencing Kristallnacht, her parents sent her out of harm’s way on a Kindertransport to Switzerland where she spent her teen years. After WWII she learned that most of her family perished in the Holocaust. Relocating to Jerusalem, she served as a sniper for Haganah and was wounded in an explosion. The hardships kept coming but she persevered through the depravity and punishing conditions. As a single mother, she set her sights on America, determined to get an education and become a doctor.

Directed by LNT's Producing Artistic Director Kathleen Keenan; Dialect Coach Christopher Scheer; Music Designer Tim Tavcar, Scenic Designer Andrew Mannion, Lighting Designer Charlotte Seelig Costumer Shawn Sturdevarnt; Sound Designer AJ Bierschwal with Stage Management and properties by Marissa Christie, Emily Cuerdon, and Stevie De.

Thursdays-Saturdays, Sept. 6 - Sept. 16. Curtain is 7:30pm Thu - Sat; and 2pm on Sat. and Sun. Tickets $10-$30. Students & Seniors; $5 off. Show is recommended for ages 13+. LNT is wheelchair accessible, offers an assisted listening system, and large print programs.
TICKETS & INFO: 802-229-0492 or visit

Time: 9/6/18 7:30pm - 9/16/18 2:00pm
Location: LOST NATION THEATER - CITY HALL PERFORMING ARTS CTR, Montpelier
Sep
15
2018
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Sep
16
2018

Grace Potter's Grand Point North

Grace Potter's Grand Point North
Description:

The eighth annual Grand Point North music festival, presented by Grace Potter, will return to Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park this September. Grand Point North features both national and local artists. Joining headliner Grace Potter on this year’s lineup is Jackson Browne, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Ani Difranco, The Magpie Salute, Caroline Rose, Darlingside, Mt. Joy, and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. The local Vermont bands performing this year include Seth Yacovone Band, West End Blend, Harsh Armadillo, Clever Girls, JUPTR, Julia Caesar, Upstate Rubdown, and Miku Daza. Produced by Higher Ground, the music festival will take place September 15-16, 2018. Buy your tickets at grandpointnorth.com.

Throughout the weekend Grand Point North will feature two stages of performing artists. Saturday’s shows begin at 3PM and the headliners will be Grace Potter and Jackson Browne. Sunday’s concerts start at 2 PM and the headliners will be Grace Potter and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. The box office will open at 12 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on other artists’ performance days check out the line up schedule on Grand Point North’s website!

Local vendors and restaurants will provide amazing food and drinks all weekend. This year’s vendors will be announced soon on the festival’s website. In addition to great food, Grand Point Weird, an art installation founded by Grace Potter’s sister, will also be featured on the festival grounds. Lastly, free yoga sessions will take place throughout the weekend as well.

Time: 9/15/18 3:00pm - 9/16/18 11:30pm
Location: Waterfront Park, Burlington
Sep
1
2018
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Sep
28
2018

Connections - Juried Group Exhibition

Connections - Juried Group Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Connections - Edgewater Gallery Juried Group Exhibition in partnership with the Travis Roy Foundation

On view at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe: September 1 - September 28, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, September 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe, in partnership with the Travis Roy Foundation, is hosting a juried group exhibition Connections, on view in the Gallery September 1 - September 28, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday, September 14th from 5:00-7:00pm, welcoming Travis Roy and members of the Foundation. This event also features prizes for selected artists, a raffle to raise additional monies for the Travis Roy Foundation, and a talk by Travis at 6:00pm

The Travis Roy Foundation has strong ties and an active grass root support network in both Greater Boston and in Vermont. It hosts annual events and speaking engagements in New England locations and nationwide in support of those touched by spinal cord injuries, bringing awareness to this important cause.

Travis Roy is a Maine native who arrived at Boston University in the fall of 1995. In his first hockey game for the defending national champion Terriers, Travis had a freak accident which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Ten months after his accident Travis returned to BU, graduating from the College of Communications in 2000. Travis wrote the book Eleven Seconds w ith Sports Illustrated senior writer EM Swift. Since leaving BUTravis has established
himself as a professional speaker. He speaks to audiences of all ages at high schools, colleges, and business groups across the country.

Travis founded the Travis Roy Foundation in 1997 to help spinal cord injury survivors and fund research towards a cure for paralysis. He currently resides in Boston and spends his summers in Vermont. Travis continues to paint at least once a year with his middle school art teacher Susan M. Riley. Their paintings will be displayed together in the exhibition.

Connections brings artists together who are responding to the following curatorial statement for the exhibition:

Connection is what many strive for in today’s global community - seeking to discover common experience and ideas. Connections are made daily, through relationships, sports, transportation modes, science, mathematical findings, technology, workplace, social gatherings, music, art, religion, and spirituality. By extending beyond what is comfortable and challenging what is possible, connections can bring wonderful surprises. With connection, there can be a sense of harmony and hope.
It is often through the creative process and the profound effect of imagery that common experiences are cultivated. Building a dialogue through color, form and perspective provides a foundation of new ideas: conversation thrives and narratives are awakened. Through artistic expression, imaginations stretch. What is possible can change. Through creating and viewing art, one often feels safe to question and ponder as we seek to find meaning and connection. To feel connected is to find links and commonalities with others, feeling free to ignore division, boundaries and biases. Bridging these gaps make discovering a sense of understanding and empathy possible. How do you connect?

Jurors selected the artists from a large group of submissions for this exhibition. Submission fees are donated directly to the Travis Roy Foundation. The team of Jurors are: Sophie Bréchu West, Founder and Director of 571 Projects in Stowe, Dana Heffern - Artist and Director of the Champlain College Art Gallery, and Travis Roy - Artist and Founder of the Travis Roy Foundation.

Connections will be on view at Edgewater Gallery and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center through September 28th. This exhibition is in participation of VT Arts 2018 with the Vermont Arts Council.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, closed Monday

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Sep
4
2018
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Sep
29
2018

Northern Vermont Art Association Exhibition

Northern Vermont Art Association Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Northern Vermont Art Association (NVAA) members show. The exhibit will be open for viewing on Tuesday, September 4, through Friday, September 28. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet many of the artists on Friday September 7, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery.

The Northern Vermont Artist Association was founded in 1931 by Burlington, VT artist Harold Sykes Knight. Knight wanted artists to have more opportunities to exhibit their work. One of the first members was the famous artist and illustrator Maxfield Parish. The NVAA has over 150 members, and is open to any visual artist, working in any artistic medium, who lives anywhere in the northern half of Vermont. The mission of the organization is “to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”.

Also on exhibit is Warren Kimble: An Artist’s Journey exhibit along with works from the Gallery’s permanent collection. The Gallery hours are Tuesday through 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.

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

Time: 9/4/18 12:00pm - 9/29/18 4:00pm
Location: T. W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Aug
31
2018
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Sep
29
2018

Tecari Shuman: PAINTINGS

Tecari Shuman: PAINTINGS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Opening Reception: Friday, August 31 from 4:00-7:00pm
The Brandon artist presents 42 abstract and modern paintings that creatively and imaginatively explore the depth of his personal trials and life experiences. Shuman turned to painting as a solace and inspiration to find deeper meaning in his life after developing post-polio syndrome, hydrocephalous, and Parkinson's disease.

Time: 8/31/18 10:00am - 9/29/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
Sep
13
2018
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Sep
29
2018

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: The Fantasticks

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: The Fantasticks Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned -- only to discover a more mature, meaningful love -- is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become classics. September 13-16, 19-23, 26-29. Tickets and exact performance days and times can be found on our website.

Time: 9/13/18 7:30pm - 9/29/18 9:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center/Grange Theatre, South Pomfret
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
Aug
2
2018
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Sep
30
2018

A Crossing Place

A Crossing Place
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to present A Crossing Place, a solo exhibit of new work from Anna Dibble, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from August 2nd through September 30th with an opening reception on August 10th from 5-8pm.

Anna Dibble’s work is always based in the wild, “It’s about the time of life on earth: from early Ordovician oceans, through the layers of rocks and fossils, to the current dysfunctional ecosystem we’ve managed to create during our march of folly. Non-linear, circular time. The past in the present.” the artist states. Her work is driven by her love of, and place within the natural world, and her deep concern for its future. The artists working process is a search, as she says “A daily reach towards progress, a shuffle, an excavation and a strange hope.”

Anna Dibble’s current series began at a crossing place. The paintings bring the viewer into a world of beauty and new found solitude illustrative of a new uncertain life under construction. The animals Dibble is so well known for are still present in her current paintings, now inhabiting the wilderness through which the artist seems to be traveling. This body of work is evidence of a personal mythology the viewer is privileged to experience.

Time: 8/2/18 10:00am - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Aug
16
2018
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Sep
30
2018

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices"

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present "Voices", a selection of Zea Mays printmakers. "Voices" will feature selected work by Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Multiple printmaking techniques utilized by the artists include monotype, collagraph, drypoint, etching and woodcut. The exhibition opens Thursday, August 16 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, August 18, 5 - 7pm. An Artist Talk will take place Saturday, August 25 at 5pm.

Sweet corn (Zea Mays) has the ability to extract toxins from the soil. Zea Mays Printmaking, located in Florence, Massachusetts, is a professional studio, gallery, and research center and educational facility dedicated to safe and sustainable printmaking practices. The center stands as an international leader in the research and application of environmentally sustainable printmaking. The facility houses 6000 sq. feet of printmaking studios, and offers workshops, residencies, internships, artist mentorships and contract printing services to an international community of artists.

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

Time: 8/16/18 5:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
30
2018

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours!

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Front celebrates SHOW 27 featuring recent work by the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception on August 10, 4 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald. The Front is pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit www.thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 8/10/18 4:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Aug
24
2018
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Oct
2
2018

"New Paintings" Unknown Time & Place" work by Gail Salzman

"New Paintings" Unknown Time & Place" work by Gail Salzman Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Gail Salzman's abstract oil paintings, known for translucent color and layered surface, have been widely exhibited throughout the East Coast for three decades. “My work explores the dynamic principle of change. The sensual quality of oil paint speaks to this elemental flux, influencing my choice of materials and methods.
Using rolling, scraping, and pressure techniques I exploit the unexpected. Drips, translucent color shifts and accidental textures are integrated with the intuitive process.
Painting becomes a continual search for visual order amid contradictions. The real excitement comes, when I loosen my grip and follow the movement of paint, creating an interplay of the intentional with the unknown.”
A public reception will be held on Friday, August 31, 6-8 p.m., including a talk by the artist at 7:00. All are welcome!

Time: 8/24/18 9:30am - 10/2/18 5:30pm
Location: Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne
Aug
31
2018
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Oct
7
2018

BOOKS: MATTER and MAGIC

BOOKS: MATTER and MAGIC Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

BOOKS: MATTER and MAGIC is a show about books, their making, and the spirit behind them. Genese Grill's painted work "Almandal Grimoire: The Book as Magical Object" is a large-scale set of written and drawn on wood panels, while Diane Gayer's "Of Earth and Being" is a book of photographs at the intersection of man and nature and was printed on the Heidelberg Press at Villanti Printers, Milton, VT. While very different in production and finished entity, both books speak to the magical realms of existence.

Genese Grill, artist, writer, translator, and editor of 05401 PLUS now lives in Plainfield, VT.

Diane Elliott Gayer, architect, writer, and artist lives in Burlington, VT.

Time: 8/31/18 10:00am - 10/7/18 4:00pm
Location: 3275 US Rt 2, North Hero
Aug
10
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Visual Analogies

Visual Analogies Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

VISUAL ANALOGIES: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF VANESSA KOTOVICH AND PENN CHAN
Roth Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10, 6-7:30 p.m.

Visual Analogies features the photography of two recent graduates, Penn Chan and Vanessa Kotovich, who explore themes of growth and decay; myth and reality; and the beautiful and grotesque. Penn Chan captures the beauty of destructive forces and nature’s resiliency in his series, Second Growth, while Vanessa Kotovich immerses the viewer in the surreal beauty and lush decay of idyllic sanctuaries in her series Natura. Representing a new generation of contemporary photographers, Chan and Kotovich embrace the discomfort of the world and explore the extremes in creating imagery that is as unsettling as it is beautiful.

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jun
29
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Crystal Wagner: Traverse

Crystal Wagner: Traverse Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner transforms organic and biomorphic designs into colorful prints, sculptures, and sprawling installations comprised of bursting colors and organic forms. Her two and three-dimensional work boasts bright neon hues consisting of distinctive, intricate circular patterns suggestive of the natural world. The artist employs a hybrid approach to printmaking and sculpture, in which she incorporates her screenprints with recycled consumer materials, such as disposable tablecloths, to create textural pieces that are as expansive as they are voluminous. Wagner will create an immense site-specific installation in BCA’s first-floor gallery that grows from floor to ceiling and emerges outside to meander across the exterior façade. This exhibition will be Wagner’s first to simultaneously incorporate interior and exterior space within one work.

Crystal Wagner: Traverse is presented by Leunig's.

Check website for operating hours. Admission is always free at the BCA Center.

Time: 6/29/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Aug
10
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Artist’s Artists: The Way You Look

Artist’s Artists: The Way You Look Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Tim Simonds and Ashish Avikunthak
Lower Level Gallery, BCA Center
August 10 – October 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, August 10 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Guest Curator Talk: Pete Moran
Wednesday, September 26 • 6-7:30 p.m.

In this inaugural installment of the Artist’s Artists series, Vermont-based artist and guest curator Pete Moran brings the acute, time-based work of filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak into contact with Tim Simonds’s intimate and careful sculpture. The light from Avikunthak’s early, ritual based films, spills off the screen into the immediate, encompassing world of Simonds’s wall-to-wall carpet punctuated with bleached vegetables and stainless steel. Here, a mystery can become its own answer, and an experience can become its own meaning. As we see, smell, hear and feel these artworks, we are left to wonder not just how we look at art, but how different ways of looking can change how we perceive the world.

The Artist’s Artists series offers insights into contemporary art by inviting Vermont artists to guest curate intriguing and challenging work that has influenced their creative practice.

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Sep
7
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Backstory

Backstory Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Kent Museum’s show, Backstory, is about both the artist's history as well as that of the materials used and how these elements motivate or inform each unique creation. Upon viewing, an additional layer is added as visitors bring personal associations to what they see, weaving yet another backstory into the experience.
Opening Celebration: Saturday, September 8 from 3 – 5 pm
Closing Celebration: Sunday, October 7 from 3 – 5 pm

Time: 9/7/18 10:00am - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: Kent Museum, Calais
Sep
6
2018
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Oct
11
2018

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Thursdays, September 6 - October 11 | 6 Classes
Ages 4 - Kindergarten

$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)

In this active, engaging and fun filled series of classes, children will experience the joys of combining art and music! Instrument making, self expression through art and music, exploring percussion, song and movement are all part of these dynamic classes taught by local musician and educator, Lesley Grant. Each of the following sessions will vary in projects and experiences, making each class a new experience for young, budding artists.
Instructor: Lesley Grant

Time: 9/6/18 3:00pm - 10/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
8
2018
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Oct
14
2018

Thriving Spaces: Street Art Meets Glass

Thriving Spaces: Street Art Meets Glass Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Thriving Spaces explores the parallels of two contrasting mediums connected through a shared theme. This show brings together street artists from New York and artists from the Vermont Glass Guild to develop a combined display of original work. Cascading canvases echo sculptural glass, forming an experiential exhibit that reimagines the surrounding natural world. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.

Artwork: Left: Matt Seasholtz, Coastal Bowl, Night Sky. Right: Magda Love, My Head is a Jungle, 2015

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Jul
21
2018
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Oct
20
2018

Exposed

Exposed Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Exposed. is Helen Day Art Center’s 27th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculptural, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Location: Throughout the village, Stowe
Sep
8
2018
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Oct
21
2018

Field Notes: Paintings and Sculpture at the Bundy Modern

Field Notes: Paintings and Sculpture at the Bundy Modern Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Light on Water, Weight of a Feather, Negative Space between Trees, Wingspan. Field notes is an excavation of the ordinary moment in nature for its extraordinary potential. Through repeated approaches to the same place, detail, moment or memory, each of these four artists explores the dialog between nature and the creative process.

Featuring works by Rebecca Kinkead, Monica Carroll, Jill Madden, and Eben Markowski.

The show runs from September 8 to October 21, weekends 12-5 or by appointment. Opening reception Friday September 7th, 5-8pm.

A Vermont Arts 2018 event!

Time: 9/8/18 12:00pm - 10/21/18 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield
Sep
9
2018
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Oct
22
2018

SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exciting group of artists will present sculptural and video installations for SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Proposals were submitted in response to this year’s theme of “Interdependence.” Guest curator Alisa Dworsky selected site-specific works by artists Charles Hickey, Amy Königbauer, Sophia Latysheva, Jessica Leete and Nathaniel Lieb with Eva Schmidt. Also chosen, Susan Maas, Indigo Naar, Sayward Schoonmaker, Lynn Sullivan and Sam Talbot-Kelly.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, with a self-guiding map available for visitors. SculptFest2018 closes October 22. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center by telephone at (802) 438-2097 or email to info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 9/9/18 10:00am - 10/22/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Sep
10
2018
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Oct
22
2018

PAPIER-MACHE WONDERS!

PAPIER-MACHE WONDERS! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mondays, September 10 - October 22 (no class October 15) | 6 Classes
4th-6th grade
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wearable masks and wall art creations will be the focus of this session. Students will learn various ways of working with papier-mâché to create functional, wearable art as well as unique wall art to display at home!
Instructor: Bonnie Kolber

Time: 9/10/18 3:00pm - 10/22/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
4
2018
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Oct
26
2018

Warren Kimble: An Artists Journey Exhibit and Opening Reception

Warren Kimble: An Artists Journey Exhibit and Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Warren Kimble: An Artists Journey
September 4-October 26, 2018
Opening Reception Friday September 7, 4:00-8:00 pm with a talk by the artists at 6:00 pm
Make Your Own Lazy Susan Workshop with Warren September 8-9. Pre-registrion is required. Fee $200 plus $50 for materials
The Gallery is thrilled to have a Warren Kimble exhibit in September that will draw on more than 50 years of Kimble’s experience as a fine artist, educator and antiques collector. An opening reception will be held on Friday September 7th from 4-8:00 pm with an Art Talk by Warren Kimble at 6 pm. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. Warren will lead a two-day workshop on September 8-9 at the Gallery. Participants will each assemble a wooden Lazy Susan and hand paint their creation to take home, under the artistic guidance of Kimble. $200 plus $50 for materials, pre-registration is required and space is limited!

Time: 9/4/18 12:00pm - 10/26/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery 46 Barre St at the Center for Arts & Learning, Montpelier
Aug
4
2018
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Oct
27
2018

Tours of the Historic Barn House and Exhibits

Tours of the Historic Barn House and Exhibits
Description:

Visitors can experience African American and African-diaspora art and culture, along with a granary and cow barn built between late 1700s and early 1800s. The 90-minute tour includes authentic African textiles, art and antiquities, and photography exhibits; a Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture poster series; works by Charlotte environmental artist Nancy Winship Milliken, and more.

Sign up for tour at http://bit.ly/BarnHouseTours. at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Chittenden County. Suggested $10 donation.

Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Continues through Oct. 27

Time: 8/4/18 10:00am - 10/27/18 11:30am
Location: Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
Jul
15
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Fabric of Emancipation

Fabric of Emancipation Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts founder and director Michelle Bishop, this special exhibit features pieces by eight contemporary textile artists from New York, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Indianapolis. The works share and are defined by some element of thread construction, but are diverse in presentation, including quilting, embroidery, mixed media, costume, and fiber fusion. Each work speaks to the artist’s view of the African Diaspora and his or her own personal interpretation of historic and contemporary events.

Time: 7/15/18 10:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg
Sep
6
2018
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Nov
4
2018

Location Location Location

Location Location Location Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Location, Location, Location, a Vermont Landscape painting exhibit of works by its founder, Alden Bryan (1913-2001) and six contemporary artists. For this exhibit, the contemporary artists followed in Bryan's footsteps, returning to specific locations where he painted as long as 75 years ago to paint the scene again today. Locations include views in Stowe, Waterville, and Cambridge. Hours are daily 11-4 until October 8th when the gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 11-4.

Time: 9/6/18 11:00am - 11/4/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Sep
6
2018
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Nov
4
2018

Land and Light and Water and Air

Land and Light and Water and Air Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its Flagship exhibition featuring juried landscape paintings from New England Artists. This year's top prize went to Andrew Orr for Summer Shadows. The gallery is open seven days a week until october 8th when the hours are Thursday through Sunday 11-4. The exhibit features 69 artists and more than 100 paintings.

Time: 9/6/18 11:00am - 11/4/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Aug
31
2018
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Nov
5
2018

Reinventing the View: Paintings by Ashley Wolff at the Brandon Artists Guild

Reinventing the View: Paintings by Ashley Wolff at the Brandon Artists Guild Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) announces a show of new paintings by Leicester artist Ashley Wolff. The exhibit, “Reinventing the View” runs August 31 through November 5. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception Friday, August 31 from 5 to 7PM.

Ashley has built a devoted following with her colorful watercolors, gouache paintings and children’s book illustrations. The vibrant, celebratory pieces she has selected for “Reinventing the View” stem from a more personal source.

“I chose the title, ‘Reinventing the View’ to mark being back in my home state, but without either parent,” Ashley explains, “After 34 years in California I returned to live close to my mother. The lush bouquets of flowers painted in gouache are an outpouring of emotion following Mom’s death in May. She loved saturated color and anything purple.”

The other half of the show includes transparent watercolors. “It’s a medium I first learned and practiced with my father, who died 30 years ago,” says Ashley. “So it appears, without conscious planning, that I’m honoring both parents with work they would have loved if they could be here.”

“Reinventing the Landscape” is part of Vermont Arts 2018 – a year-long celebration highlighting arts events across the state, sponsored by the Vermont Arts Council.

Time: 8/31/18 5:00pm - 11/5/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Jul
31
2018
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Nov
11
2018

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. The Sheldon Museum has combed its collection and archives along with the help of Addison County private collections to mount an exhibit that features roles played by Vermonters in what was called the “War to End All Wars.” The exhibit concentrates on Vermont’s Addison County residents who were in the service during WWI.

Central to the exhibit are the histories, memorabilia, photographs, and letters of three Middlebury residents: Jacob J. Ross, M.D., who served as Flight Surgeon in France with the 17th Aero Squadron caring for the sick and wounded; Waldo Heinrichs, a pilot with the 95th Aero Squadron, known then as “luckiest man in the war” for surviving two plane crashes and internment in a German hospital; Werner Neuse, a German by birth, who enlisted in the German army as a teenager shortly after his father, Richard Neuse, also a German soldier was killed. Werner Neuse later immigrated to the United State, became a citizen, earned his graduate degrees and joined the faculty of Middlebury College German Department and helped to start the College’s German summer language school. After the war Neuse and Heinrichs lived on the same block of South Street in Middlebury, while Ross established his home and office on College Street.

Their stories and those of others from Addison County are featured in the exhibit, as are colorful recruitment and war advocacy posters from the Sheldon’s Research Center Archives, together with WWI uniforms, helmets, armaments, books, and first-hand accounts.

The exhibit culminates with "In Flanders Field," an eloquent, provocative art installation by internationally-recognized artist Fran Bull of Brandon, Vermont. Based on the WWI poem by Colonel John McCrae, who taught pathology at the University of Vermont’s Medical School before the war, Fran Bull reimagines the verses as visual art. Her points of departure are the skies with singing birds, fields of red poppies and white crosses, and the lamentations of corpses. Larks become bomber planes, crosses and coffins morph into formal grids. Flowers and blood-red rags stand for lost treasures and remembrance.

Time: 7/31/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
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
Jul
7
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books
Description:

Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. Each week, we'll choose a new picture book, a classic or a staff favorite to read aloud together. See you there!

Time: 7/7/18 11:00am - 11/17/18 12:00am
Location: Phoenix Books Essex (2 Carmichael St), Essex
Jul
7
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington
Description:

Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. Each week, we'll choose a new picture book, a classic or a staff favorite to read aloud together. See you there!

Time: 7/7/18 11:00am - 11/17/18 11:30am
Location: Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington
Aug
24
2018
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Nov
24
2018

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract
Description:

Artist Ann Young Exhibits at Catamount Annex Gallery

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract, an exhibition of 39 abstract paintings based on the artist’s observation of the natural world, on view in the Catamount Arts Annex Gallery at the Bread and Butter Café in St. Johnsbury from August 25-November 24, 2018.

Young’s exuberantly colored abstract paintings are enlarged magnified images of common water plants found floating on the surface of May Pond near her home in Barton, Vermont—an artistic celebration of natural color and form. Paddling her kayak, she can see “all of the things that one expects to enjoy on a lovely autumn day. There are the hills, brilliant in their fall colors, the sparkling sky, a loon or maybe two.” But at the shallow end, when the kayak can go no further, Young rejoices in her discovery of water shields (Brasenia scherberi). These small aquatic plants can be found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, but here in Vermont in September and October, they put forth a vivid display of autumn color.

“The leaves are riddled with the trails of leaf miners and spots of decay,” Young writes, which “makes for a stunning array of color and pattern. As I paddle among them, I am dazzled and completely absorbed by the beauty to be found in an unlikely place in an unassuming little plant.” Contemplating every square inch of the surface as a study in abstract pattern and color, Young wondered "who needs art," before realizing that she was the one who needed art as a means “of conveying to other people what I have seen and rejoice in.”

Ann Young is an artist who paints in a variety of styles, but always with plenty of color. A 1969 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Young has taught at Lyndon State College and at the Vermont Clay Center, as well as presented workshops as part of the Vermont Artists in the Public Schools Program. She has exhibited widely—primarily at Soho20 Gallery in New York City, as well as at numerous venues in Vermont including Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury; the Fleming Museum, Burlington; the Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe; River Arts in Morrisville; Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury; T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier; Westbranch Gallery, Stowe; and Whitewater Gallery, East Hardwick. For more information on the artist and her work, see https://www.ann-young.com/about/.

Catamount Arts is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Catamount Arts Gallery is adjacent to two cinema-screening rooms, and is generally open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 8/24/18 12:00am - 11/24/18 12:00am
Location: Bread & Butter Cafe, Saint Johnsbury
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe
Description:

Curated by American artist Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe, this group show includes over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture by approximately 25 artists. Recognizing that the planet is in an age of profound environmental transformation, we find ourselves estranged and alienated from the ecosystems in which we evolved. Rockman and Gass Stowe define “The Solace of Amnesia” as a craving to forget as a form of comfort and self-medication. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

Made in Vermont

Made in Vermont
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 12 May - 25 November 2018. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Mark Barry, Mildred Beltré, Patrick Dunfey, Terry Ekasala, Richard Jacobs, Sara Katz and Joseph Wheelwright, this show spotlights artists who are making innovative, fresh, and sometimes challenging work, while living and working in Vermont. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Sep
7
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Places I Love

Places I Love
Description:

Places I Love is a memoir of paintings and photographs by artist Liz LeServiget. She chronicles her time spent living in Europe and the US in technicolor, including her current home in Montpelier. Artist's reception on Friday, 9/14/18 from 4:30-7 p.m.

Time: 9/7/18 4:30pm - 11/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
Sep
13
2018
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Jan
7
2019

Altered Spaces Exhibition

Altered Spaces Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Altered Spaces Group Exhibition – September 13, 2018 to January 7, 2019

Opening reception: October 6, 2018 at 5:30pm – free and open to the public

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition on the mountain in Stowe for the Fall and early ski season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection of work - including collage, photography, painting, and multimedia installation in September which will build in layers throughout the Fall - inviting the public to revisit and interact as the exhibition continues. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt and features artists: Paul Gruhler, Dana Heffern, Ric Kasini Kadour, Lydia Kern, Erika Senft Miller, John M. Miller and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to the following curatorial statement:

perspectives shift

thoughts drift

distances lift

colors move - are they right here or off in the distance?

who is the viewer and who is being looked upon?

how can one alter space to break down barriers and biases?

put it up. take it down. what is your ultimate reality?

explore. experiment. respond.

Artists are working with moments of expanded consciousness - from altering the space of the found photograph, to revisiting one’s home area code and finding that those spaces vibrate with memories and new hues of color in the camera. Photographic images are collaged to conjure innovative ideas of the surface of space, with homage to architectural detail, street photography and organic references and materials. Installation works with shapes of animal bones and color to create an altered atmosphere. Paintings vary from sublime journeys in color to working through space with whole-body physical gesture and movement.

Ric Kasini Kadour speaks of his series Portraits on the Arrival “I imagine the men portrayed here on the verge of a new way of thinking and, to commemorate the moment, have their picture taken. The swirl of color conveys the ecstatic joy that comes with new ideas and fresh thinking. This is not typically a moment we commemorate in our culture. Perhaps it should be.” Paul Gruhler’s geometric abstract paintings alter space with intensity and refinement of color. Says Gruhler, “I have endeavored to organize the forms according to shape and proportion while harmonizing the tones of my palette to create a sense of a present moment that is both floating and timeless. Attention to close values and shifts of color develop this harmonic energy.”

For further information on the Altered Spaces exhibition, please call 802.760.4634 or visit sprucepeakarts.org.

Spruce Peak Arts Center hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events.

About The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain. The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world.

Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Nov
27
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
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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
Sep
15
2018
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Jan
13
2019

New England Now

New England Now
Description:

New England Now, Shelburne Museum’s inaugural exhibition in a curated biennial series featuring contemporary artists organized around thematic subject matters, will be on view from September 15, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

New England Now challenges the notion of the Northeast’s long-accepted stereotype as stagnant and quaint, and instead plumbs its evolving identities and complex beauty. Building upon scholarship on the visual construction of the region, this exhibition explores the contemporary landscape, capturing the changing environment. From disintegrating historic buildings and disappearing “virgin” land, New England Now reveals our evolving landscape.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne