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Oct
10
2018

Open Door at the Double-E

Open Door at the Double-E
Description:

Burlington Songwriters will be featured at The Double E in the former T-Rex theater. This concert will feature Joni AvRutick, Rick Bunning, and Ron Lawrence with the Jericho Road Crew.

Time: 10/10/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Double E 21 Essex Way #300, Essex Junction
Oct
10
2018

ARLO GUTHRIE – ALICE’S RESTAURANT – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND TOUR

ARLO GUTHRIE – ALICE’S RESTAURANT – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND TOUR Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the film “Alice’s Restaurant” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by Arthur Penn. Arlo and his son Abe will be joined onstage with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, opens the shows.

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

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love)

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Opera Company of Middlebury ends its 15th season with a Vermont Touring production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill — and can even make other people fall in love with you. Tucked into the laughter is one of the most famous tenor arias of all time, the haunting ballad “Una furtiva lagrima.”
Oct. 10 at 7:30. There will be a pre-performance talk by Douglas Anderson at Memorial Baptist Church at 6:30. Tickets are orchestra: $40 and balcony: $50

Time: 10/10/18 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Sep
14
2018
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Oct
12
2018

Stephen Petegorsky Photography Exhibit

Stephen Petegorsky Photography Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Feick Arts Center is pleased to announce our first exhibit of the season. “Stephen Petegorsky - Photography” opens on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont with a reception from 5-7pm including refreshments, music, and a chance to meet the artist. The exhibit features a series of images based on cleared and stained animal specimens that Petegorsky remakes into haunting photographs that highlight the poetic and lyrical qualities of morphology.

Growing up in New York City, Stephen Petegorsky’s exposure to animals was limited. He saw dogs, squirrels, and depressed creatures in their depressing surroundings at the Central Park Zoo. But he was fascinated by the dioramas in the Museum of Natural History. There, the science and art of taxidermy combined with props and painted backgrounds allowed him to see animals in a manner that would otherwise have been impossible; it fueled his curiosity to no end.

Cleared and stained specimens are equally captivating to Petegorsky. In this process used by scientists to study morphology, small mammals, reptiles, fish, and amphibians are soaked in a solution that renders tissue transparent, and stains are used to make bones and cartilage a darker color. This allows their interior structure to be visible, giving us a window into a world that is beautiful, elegant, and complex. It serves as a point of departure for Petegorsky’s imagination.

Born in New York City, Petegorsky has lived in western Massachusetts for over 40 years. He graduated from Amherst College in 1975 as a Fine Arts major, and later received an M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.

His creative work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut, and currently works as a freelance photographer specializing in photography of artworks.

He has been interested in animals – alive, dead, taxidermed – for as long as he can remember.

His exhibit at the Feick Arts Center runs from Friday, September 14 until Friday, October 12. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening reception runs from 5-7pm on Sept. 14. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday by chance or appointment. The Feick Arts Center is located at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. For more information call 802-287-8398 or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/TheFeick.

Time: 9/14/18 9:00am - 10/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College, Poultney
Oct
3
2018
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Oct
13
2018

Girls Nite Out Productions "Sitting Pretty"

Girls Nite Out Productions "Sitting Pretty"
Description:

Girls Nite Out Productions will present the dramatic comedy, “Sitting Pretty,” by Amy Rosenthal October 3-13, 2018 at Main Street Landing’s Black Box Theater located at Lake and College Streets in Burlington, Vermont. The show will be produced by Janet Stambolian and directed by Cheri Gagnon.

Performances are October 3-6 at 7:30 pm; October 11-13 at 7:30 pm; and a matinee at 2 pm on October 13.

Time: 10/3/18 7:30am - 10/13/18 10:00pm
Location: Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater, Milton
Oct
5
2018
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Oct
14
2018

The Dorset Players present Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution

The Dorset Players present Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Friday, October 5 & 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 6 & 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7 & 14 at 2 pm

The affable Leonard Vole is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard’s alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Romaine — who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid’s surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals.

Ticket prices: Adult: $25 Member $20 Youth $12 (18 & under)

Time: 10/5/18 7:30pm - 10/14/18 4:00pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Oct
5
2018
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Oct
14
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Long Day's Journey Into Night

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Long Day's Journey Into Night Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Long Day's Journey Into Night • Considered by many to be the greatest play by America's greatest dramatist. Spanning one day in the life of a tumultuous family. Eugene O'Neill changed American drama forever and his play is a living testament to the power of theatre.
Matinees Sunday, Thursday and First Saturday at 2 pm

Time: 10/5/18 7:30pm - 10/14/18 10:00pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
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
Sep
12
2018
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Oct
17
2018

Colored Pencil - Beginner and Intermediate with Liz Guzynski

Colored Pencil - Beginner and Intermediate with Liz Guzynski Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This class is designed for students with some previous experience with colored pencil - it need not be extensive! Students can choose between their own or a suggested subject in order to explore a range of colored pencil techniques. We will explore deliberate mark-making with colored pencils, color blending techniques (both dry and “wet”), different paper surfaces, moving from photo reference to artistic composition, and developing your individual style. The instructor will give both group and individual instruction but the syllabus will be mostly student-driven. Students are encouraged to devise their own drawing projects and experiment with materials/approaches that interest them.

Artist-grade colored pencils, paper or other support, electric pencil sharpener, transportable light, graphite pencils, erasers, brushes, tracing paper, reference material and other art materials as needed. Instructor can help to source items, but does not provide them as part of the class fee. Cost: $150

Time: 9/12/18 6:30pm - 10/17/18 8:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
4
2018
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Oct
20
2018

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: SUDS - The Rocking ’60s Musical Soap Opera

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: SUDS - The Rocking ’60s Musical Soap Opera Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This evening of pure, frothy fun will have you boppin’ to over fifty well-known songs that topped the 1960s charts: Respect, You Can’t Hurry Love, Say A Little Prayer, and more! Oct 4-7, 10-14, 17-20. Tickets and exact performance days/times can be found on our website.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/20/18 9:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center/Grange Theatre, South Pomfret
Oct
3
2018
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Oct
20
2018

"The Odd Couple – Female Version"

"The Odd Couple – Female Version"
Description:

Unger and Madison are at it again! ... Olive and Florence, that is, in Neil Simon's female version of his classic comedy.

Stowe Theatre Guild presents "The Odd Couple – Female Version," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Oct. 3-20.

Come enjoy the fall foliage production of the hilarious comedy of mismatched, sparring roommates!

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students, $14 for children 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased in advance on www.stowetheatre.com, by calling 802-253-3961 or by emailing tickets@stowetheatre.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office (inside the front doors of the Akeley Memorial Building, 67 Main St., Stowe) starting at 6 p.m. on performance days.

Time: 10/3/18 7:30pm - 10/20/18 10:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main St., Stowe
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
19
2018
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Oct
21
2018

Oslo

Oslo Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Fresh from Broadway and the West End, the regional premiere of this stunning new play will captivate audiences. Inspired by the true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. Oslo is “thrilling, a colossus,” raves Ben Brantley of The New York Times. At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, “Oslo gives us hope” (Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News).

Time: 9/19/18 7:30pm - 10/21/18 10:30pm
Location: 74 Gates St, White River Junction
Sep
27
2018
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Oct
21
2018

Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An intimate portrait of a time of great change.
Written by August Wilson.

In the midst of the civil rights movement, a group of neighbors in Pittsburgh's Hill District navigate the changing perceptions of race in America. The sixth play in August Wilson’s acclaimed Century Cycle, Two Trains Running is Weston’s 4th annual American Masters offering.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Run Time: Approx. 2 hour 45 minutes
Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
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
Oct
7
2018
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Oct
22
2018

VINS en Plein Air Art Exhibition and Sale

VINS en Plein Air Art Exhibition and Sale
Description:

Join us at the VINS Nature Center to view the diverse artwork completed from the talented, participating artists of the en Plein Air Painting Festival.

En Plein Air, “in the open air,” describes the act of painting outdoors with the use of natural lighting. This festival concentrates on mindful, artistic inspiration and exploration of the beauty the natural world embodies.

Ask for a free pass at the Nature Center if you are going to the exhibition and sale.
Sponsored by Wild Apple Graphics.

Time: 10/7/18 10:00am - 10/22/18 5:00pm
Location: 149 Natures Way, Quechee
Oct
3
2018
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Oct
24
2018

Southern Old Time Fiddle

Southern Old Time Fiddle Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This intermediate class in Southern Old Time Fiddle will focus on expanding your repertoire, bowing technique, and exploring ways to get the best possible tone out of your fiddle. Attention will be given on to how to learn a new tune during a jam session and sharing some exercises to practice chording on the fiddle. We will introduce one new tune each week which will be taught by ear, phrase by phrase.

Instructor Bio: Dana Robinson has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. As a multi-instrumentalist (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo) and singer-songwriter, Dana has released 12 CD’s and toured over a million miles across the United States, Canada, and Europe. His original compositions have been featured on a half-dozen films including two Ken Burns’ documentaries, "The National Parks, America’s Best Idea" and "The Dust Bowl.” Dana resides in Cabot, VT and is currently the Executive Director of Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture. www.robinsongs.com

Time: 10/3/18 6:30pm - 10/24/18 7:45pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
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
Sep
22
2018
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Oct
27
2018

"STEPS TO RESILIENCE" SPECIAL EXHIBIT AND TOURS OF THE HISTORIC BARN HOUSE

"STEPS TO RESILIENCE" SPECIAL EXHIBIT AND TOURS OF THE HISTORIC BARN HOUSE
Description:

Join us on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for a guided tour of the historic Barn House. The Barn House is actually two historic buildings: a granary and a cow barn, both built sometime between the late 1700's and the early 1800's. Jackson Clemmons joined the two buildings together more than 20 years ago, while he was in his 70's.

Our Fall 2018 tours feature a very special exhibit:
Steps to Resilience: Intimate Portraits by Will Kasso Condry.

Considered the godfather of the Trenton art scene, Will Kasso Condry promotes and produces street art throughout the Northeast and the West Coast. His lived experiences, cultural heritage, and social issues inform the subject of his murals, paintings, and illustrations. Kasso's work centers on using mural arts as a vehicle for community-building, activism, beautification, and healing. For over 20 years, his public art initiatives and civic engagement have had profound impact by helping vulnerable and fractured communities come together to creatively problem solve issues that affect their neighborhoods and everyday lives. Kasso firmly believes in the power of art to inspire, empower, create dialogue, and improve lives.

The exhibit includes seven magnificent portraits of individuals who inspired Kasso in his former life in New Jersey and in his present life in Vermont. The portraits use oil and spray paint on canvas. Audio-recordings of Condry describing his inspiration behind of each the works and videos of Condry's process are also a part of this vibrant exhibit.

Admission: $10.00 Pre-registration is required. Sign up on the Eventbrite link!

Time: 9/22/18 10:00am - 10/27/18 11:30am
Location: 2122 Greenbush Road- The Historic Barn House at the Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
Oct
2
2018
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Oct
27
2018

Vermont Modern Quilt Guild Member Show

Vermont Modern Quilt Guild Member Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild member show. The exhibit will be open for viewing from Tuesday, October 2, through Friday, October 26. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet the artists on Thursday October 4, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Gallery.
The Vermont Modern Quilting Guild mission is to encourage and inspire the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community in Vermont and beyond. The Guild strives to encourage modern quilt making and collecting, provide educational activities, support and sponsor quilting activities such as community events that provide the opportunity to share the art and enjoyment of quilting and to encourage new quilters and fiber artists in non-traditional fiber projects.
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.

Time: 10/2/18 12:00pm - 10/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Sep
6
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Axel Stohlberg - Short Stories

Axel Stohlberg - Short Stories Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Short Stories, an exhibit of assemblages and 2d work by Axel Stohlberg, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts September 6-October 28, 2018.

Assemblages are works of art created by grouping unrelated found objects. From painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, Stohlberg moves between the lines of recognizable and abstract images, feeling the freedom to explore different directions. From old armchair springs, miniature figurines, and twigs set into unconventional shadow boxes – each assemblage tells a story. Both relatable and unexpected, with a juxtaposition of everyday objects and punchline titles. His abstract landscapes include a variety of surface treatments, textures, and materials that compliment and relate to his assemblages.

Since selling “Axel’s Frame Shop and Gallery”, which Stohlberg founded over 30 years ago in Waterbury, he now devotes all his time to art. With residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Basin Harbor, and four residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Stohlberg brings a breadth of experience.

Time: 9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
6
2018
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Oct
28
2018

"Morrisville - Favorite Places" Group Photography Exhibit

"Morrisville - Favorite Places" Group Photography Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Morrisville – Favorite Places, a group show featuring photography by 12 artists, will be on exhibit in the Copley Common Room at River Arts September 6-October 28, 2018.

Exemplifying the spirit of Morrisville through a sense of place, images range from natural riverviews to street scenes. Fireworks explode over the dam, bicycles congregate along the rail trail, mountains peak through iconic rooflines. Selected images feature strong compositional elements, technical ability, and a strong sense of place.

Participating artists include: Loretta Baer, Nancy Banks, Drew Bressel, Nan Carle-Beauregard, Ross Connelly, Chris Crothers, Kevin Fitzgerald, Ron Kelly, Orah Moore, Tina Pearson, Janine Stokes, and Aryk Tomlinson.

Time: 9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
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
Oct
4
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
1
2018
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Oct
28
2018

New Dimensions in Landscape: Works By Homer Wells

New Dimensions in Landscape: Works By Homer Wells Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe unveils a solo exhibition and new series of etched aluminum paintings by Homer Wells. New Dimensions in Landscape is on view October 1st through October 28th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm with an artist talk at 6:00pm. Homer Wells will also be at the Gallery for a demonstration of his techniques on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Expect the unexpected as Wells unveils his new geometric constructions to play with perception and light.

Originally a sign maker by trade, Wells is one of Vermont’s preeminent metal sculptors. He works with recycled metal, using translucent paint over his spun aluminum designs to enhance reflected light. As viewers shift their gaze across the piece, the refraction and reflection create the appearance of clouds and water steadily moving across the panel. Burnishing, brushing, auto paint and sealants make his original pieces distinctive, versatile, and able to be installed indoors or outdoors.

Part artist and part magician, Homer Wells defies logic and conventional notions of 2D art in his aluminum constructions. His pieces take on an almost kinetic quality as light refracts across the surface, producing a 3D effect. Says Wells of this new series, “My work has often been likened to a glass of water or a breath of fresh air. These things do not threaten our beliefs nor do they call us to public action. These landscapes are new in technique and materials, testing what we see with our eyes/retinas and what we see with our minds. I hope the viewer will be encouraged to open the mind to seeing things that can only be seen in the mind’s eye.”

The work in New Dimensions in Landscape explores new possibilities beyond the flat 2D plane of the traditional landscape. By micro engraving the surface of the aluminum, air brushing colors and bending, doming, and curving surfaces, he creates a sculptural object that presents as a landscape painting, yet defies that expectation.

Etched patterns become an almost photographic representation of a mountainside and reflection. Says Wells, “It is my hope that the viewer will give each painting a chance to move and change in the light, finding that position in the room that makes the clouds move or even disappear, the water shimmer, and the sun rise.”

Homer’s Wells’ artistic works have been featured nationally, at the Burning Man Festival and in private collections. For further information on, New Dimensions in Landscape, please call Edgewater’s 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
Oct
1
2018
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Oct
31
2018

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter?

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter? Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Hours: M-F 9-5 and Sat. 12-4

Pornography of War & Do Black Lives Matter? BY Namaya at the River Garden 157 Main Street in Brattleboro. Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show "Building a Peaceable Community" at the New Orleans’s Art Center. Co-sponsored by Vermont Veterans for Peace and www.gracecares.org. A portion of profits benefit projects for Grace Cares.
At the New Orleans Arts Center part of the Prospect 4, “One of the most compelling shows on peace arts in New Orleans this season.” Namaya said, "As a veteran, I am committed to speaking out against the impact of war and militarism."

This exhibit includes Peace & Human Rights Arts from the past decade: Key exhibits: Do Black Lives Matter? Pornography of War (Art on the impact of War and Militarism), Konsume (Cereal Killers & Sugar Junkies), Immigration (Welcome we are a nation of Immigrants), End Apartheid in the Holy Land,

Time: 10/1/18 9:00am - 10/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro
Sep
17
2018
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Nov
2
2018

Macaulay in Montpelier: selected drawings and sketches

Macaulay in Montpelier: selected drawings and sketches Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Internationally recognized author and illustrator David Macaulay will exhibit images from eight of his books, including preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010. According to the artist, the books range from the "history of architecture and the workings of technology to aspects of the human body, the decline of society, and why a chicken once crossed a road." He says that the works "represent a tiny sliver of the vast amount of flotsam left in the wake of each book.”

Time: 9/17/18 8:30am - 11/2/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier
Aug
27
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Dates & Times:
Exhibition: Monday, August 27th 2018 – Saturday, November 3rd 2018
Reception: Thursday, September 27th, 4-6 pm in the Christine Price Gallery
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 27th, 12:30 pm in the Herrick Auditorium

Brief Synopsis:
This exhibition is a collection of photographs, divided by images that document human interventions and text, in rural and urban landscapes, and through images that chronicles things Robert finds amusing. Beginning his photographic journey at Castleton, Robert reveals a photographic theme of capturing daily moments in time and space.

About the Artist:
Robert Gilson photographs daily wherever he is, and does not restrict his photographic practice to a specific subject. He is a Castleton University alumni, and his photographs have been exhibited and published in the U.S. and in Europe.

Time: 8/27/18 8:00am - 11/3/18 4:00pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
Sep
21
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Familiars: Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith

Familiars: Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This exhibition demonstrates the uniqueness, as well as the intersections, of the printmaking practices that Hammond and Smith have developed as contemporaries and friends over the last twenty years.

Time: 9/21/18 10:00am - 11/3/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
18
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Rock Solid XVIII

Rock Solid XVIII
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents: Rock Solid XVIII.

This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists. In addition, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite.

Exhibit Dates: September 18 - November 3, 2018.
Reception: Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30PM.

Gallery Hrs: Tues-Fri: 11AM-5PM, Sat: Noon-4PM.
For more info: (802) 479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Sep
18
2018
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Nov
3
2018

TENSION

TENSION
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents: TENSION - Site-specific installation art of socio-cultural and environmental datascapes by Tuyen Nguyen and Misook Park. On display in the third-floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: September 18 - November 3, 2018.
Reception: Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30PM.

Gallery Hrs: Tues-Fri: 11AM-5PM, Sat: Noon-4PM.
For more info: (802) 479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Sep
18
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Finding the Quiet

Finding the Quiet
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents: Finding the Quiet - Works in rust, eucalyptus and indigo by Linda Finkelstein. On display in the second-floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: September 18 - November 3, 2018.
Reception: Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30PM.

Gallery Hrs: Tues-Fri: 11AM-5PM, Sat: Noon-4PM.
For more info: (802) 479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
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
Oct
10
2018
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Nov
10
2018

Avian Journey

Avian Journey
Description:

Throughout history, birds have played an important role as a source of inspiration for artists. An exhibit by Tapestry Artist, Neysa Russo, brings to light this rich history and the everyday experiences we all enjoy on our avian journeys.
Inspired by woven tapestries, Middle Eastern rugs, antique embroidery patterns and designs from ancient pottery and carving; from the Phoenix rising to the Guardians of the Holy Grail to the Tree of Life, birds have been used to decorate clothing and homes for thousands of years. Not merely decorative, but often used with symbolism and meaning; from the spiritual power of the eagle to the doves of peace. Fertility, protection, symbolic meanings vary, but one thread binds them all, throughout the ages and around the world, the bird is meaningful to every culture.

Time: 10/10/18 10:00am - 11/10/18 5:00pm
Location: Northeast Fiber Arts, Williston
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
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
12
2018

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Photography of Robert Cohen
Exhibition Dates: October 4th through November 12, 2018
Opening Reception: October 4th (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm)

LEONARD ROBERT COHEN

He began his photographic journey in elementary school using an Ansco box camera. His “eye” has evolved considerably since then (along with the camera). He is an inveterate traveler and photographs what appeals to his eye and the moment, from whimsy to abstraction to light to nature.

Time: 10/4/18 5:30pm - 11/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jul
11
2018
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Nov
14
2018

Wednesday Story Time at Phoenix Books Essex

Wednesday Story Time at Phoenix Books Essex
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: 7/11/18 10:00am - 11/14/18 10:30am
Location: Phoenix Books Essex (2 Carmichael St), Essex
Oct
5
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s
“Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.

Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer's collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
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
Oct
3
2018
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Nov
28
2018

FILM ACTING FOR TEENS

FILM ACTING FOR TEENS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Wednesdays, October 3-24, November 7 & 28 | 6 Classes
13-18 years old
6:30pm-8:00pm

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

Participants are paired up and assigned a scene. Students must watch the film that their scene has been extracted from and memorize their lines, rehearse with their partners in person and present their first work of the scene in our first class. All scenes and information will be emailed to students prior to the first class. Students will have the chance to prepare several scenes and will work with several different partners during the 6-week course. Tara will provide feedback, during or after, each scene. Additional information on script analysis is provided. This is NOT a performance class nor are scenes filmed in this class. This is a Acting for film scene study class. Homework will be mandatory in order for participants to get the most out of the class.
Instructor: Tara O’Reilly

Time: 10/3/18 6:30pm - 11/28/18 8:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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
21
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES BY ETHAN HUBBARD

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS SEPTEMBER 21 THROUGH DECEMBER 2
For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there.

OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 5:00 PM | RSVP HERE
LIVE STORYTELLING EVENT WITH ETHAN HUBBARD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 7:00 PM

Time: 9/21/18 5:00pm - 12/2/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Sep
5
2018
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Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous.
Curated by Dian Parker

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Aug
21
2018
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Dec
31
2018

Growing Food, Growing Farmers

Growing Food, Growing Farmers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Four years ago, Vermont Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos began fieldwork to explore the grass-roots food movement in Vermont. Sharrow described his early meetings with farmers in the Rutland area as revealing “the spokes on a wheel”, with the hub located at Boardman Hill Farm, where Greg and Gay Cox have lived and farmed for more than three decades.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is an intimate look at the expanding community of young farmers in Rutland County and the surrounding area. The exhibit showcases farmers, often with  their families, through large-format photographic portraits by Macaulay Lerman. Sharrow’s metaphor of the “wheel,”a central theme of the exhibit, is conveyed in the form of biographies and audio interview excerpts that complement the portraits of more than a dozen current and former farmers, many of whom trace some aspect of their agricultural trajectory to the Cox’s mentorship and generosity.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is the product of an ethnographic research approach: making visible the experiences of one community of farmers that exists within the larger network of local food production in Vermont.

OPENING RECEPTION: On September 7, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT will host a public reception and gallery talk. Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce and more will be served.

Time: 8/21/18 10:00am - 12/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
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
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