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Oct
13
2018

Story Time with Tomie dePaola

Story Time with Tomie dePaola
Description:

We will have a very special story time with the legendary Tomie dePaola on Saturday, October 13th at 11:00 a.m. In a gorgeous and contemplative new picture book, author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness--being quiet, still, and present with one another--is a very special thing.

Time: 10/13/18 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center
Oct
13
2018

Fall Rug Concert

Fall Rug Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This concert series is for our youngest concertgoers. Rug Concerts introduce young children to instruments, singers, and composers in an intimate and child-friendly setting. This interactive concert format allows youngsters to experience classical music in a special way. Each 45 minute concert features 4-5 different instrumentalists and vocalists who perform and introduce their instruments. At the end of the concert, children have the opportunity to go up and meet the instrument and the musician. $5/Children, $10/Adults.

Time: 10/13/18 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester
Oct
13
2018

Fall Member Show Opening Reception

Fall Member Show Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show, "Inside Out," includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. At the opening, enjoy light refreshments, and meet local artists! For more information, call 802.362.1405.

Artwork: Terry Findeisen, "Portrait of a Conversation," watercolor on paper

Time: 10/13/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Oct
13
2018

Lemonade Screening with Special Guests Ioana Uricaru and Mãlina Manovici

Lemonade Screening with Special Guests Ioana Uricaru and Mãlina Manovici Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents a screening of Lemonade followed by a Q&A with Special Guests Ioana Uricaru and Mãlina Manovici. Please join us after each screening for a conversation with Director and Barksdale Jr. Assistant Professor of Film & Media Culture, Ioana Uricaru and lead actress Mãlina Manovici.

In English and Romanian with English subtitles

(Ioana Uricaru, Romania | Canada | Germany | Sweden, 2018, 1h 28mi

While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of getting a green card veers unexpectedly off course, however, Mara is faced with abuses of power on every level and forced to answer a dark question about herself – how far would you go to get what you want?

Time: 10/13/18 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium,, Middlebury, Middlebury
Oct
13
2018

Artist's Reception for Trees

Artist's Reception for Trees
Description:

Darkroom Gallery invites everyone to attend a reception to recognize the photographers whose work is featured in our "Trees" exhibition. The exhibit is being cosponsored by the Essex Junction Tree Committee and the Tree City USA project of the National Arbor Day Foundation, and those organizations will be doing informal presentations at the reception. We're pleased to note that among the 54 photographers from all over the world photos with images selected for "Trees" there are five from Vermont. That's a significant number, indicating we have many highly skilled photographers in this small state.

As always, the reception is free and open to the public, with beverages and light fare provided.

Time: 10/13/18 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction
Oct
13
2018

Gregory Douglass

Gregory Douglass
Description:

Indie Pioneer Gregory Douglass Plays Catamount Saturday
Gregory Douglass returns to St. Johnsbury this week in celebration of his tenth album and rockumentary “Live from the Chapel.” Douglass will perform Saturday, October 13, at Catamount Arts with Monique Citro (cello), Lisa Piccirillo (backing vocals), and Jane Boxall (vibraphone & marimba). The concert begins at 7pm and will take place in the Masonic Hall on the third floor of Catamount’s Eastern Avenue arts center.
OUT magazine raves that Gregory Douglass’s evocative pop sound blends the opulent musicality of Rufus Wainwright with the accessible soulfulness of Justin Timberlake. NPR’s Morning Edition calls the singer/songwriter, “one of New England’s best kept secrets,” but he’s no secret to stars like Jason Mraz, They Might be Giants, Regina Spektor, Shawn Colvin, and The Weepies, with whom he’s shared a stage.
Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren calls Douglass one of Pandora radio’s top independent artists and estimates that songs from his ten studio albums have reached millions of listeners. His YouTube videos have earned over a million views, owing in part to the popularity of his gorgeous and haunting song, “Alibis,” featured on the Netflix original series, “The Rain,” in 2018 and spiking a fervent international following.
Douglass’s Catamount Arts concert, a rare opportunity to see a spectacular artist in an intimate setting, is consistent with his innovative approach to the music industry. “Artists cannot sustain their craft today without the vital support of their fans,” Douglass says. A pioneer of DIY innovation, Douglass was crowdfunding albums and streaming concerts long before Kickstarter and Concert Window. His current tour includes appearances in colleges, cafes, and small clubs, venues that allow close contact with small groups of new and longtime fans for affordable ticket prices.
“Gregory Douglass is a mind-blowing talent,” says Jody Fried of Catamount Arts, “and we’re thrilled to host him and his band a second time.” A steady availability of world-class musical talent has become a St. Johnsbury staple in recent years thanks to Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury, KCP Presents, and small venue shows like Douglass’s upcoming appearance. “Douglass is playing some incredible rooms,” Fried continues. “Legendary places like Club Passim (in Harvard Square), and we’ve got him here in St. Jay. Incredible.”
For more information and tickets to see Gregory Douglass and his ensemble in the Masonic Hall at Catamount Arts on Saturday, October 13, please visit www.catamountarts.org or call 748-2600. Admission for students is free.

Time: 10/13/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Oct
13
2018

L’Elisir D’Amore | Opera Company of Middlebury

L’Elisir D’Amore | Opera Company of Middlebury Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

$30/$25/$20/$15, Cabaret Table Seats: $30 each. Senior tickets 20% off, Students: $10
BUY TICKETS
“Folks were nearly falling out of their seats laughing. And, yet, the lyrical beauty came through in spades – delivering the tender romance of this bel canto favorite.” (Jim Lowe, The Rutland Herald)

Set in a Gatsby-esque bar in the 1920s, Opera Company of Middlebury shakes up a cocktail of romance and hijinks in L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). A con artist 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.” Fans will recognize OCM veteran performers: tenor Joshua Collier (Turandot, Il Trittico) and soprano Bevin Hill (The Magic Flute, Gianni Schicchi),as well as an ensemble of favorite singers, in a fizzy romantic evening of laughs and libations.

Main Stage

Time: 10/13/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Oct
13
2018

Twangtown Paramours at Brandon Music

Twangtown Paramours at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This will be the Twangtown Paramour’s fifth consecutive year performing in Brandon. The husband and wife’s acoustic “Sophisticated Americana” sound is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes that continues to captivate audiences at Brandon Music. WDVX-FM in Knoxville, TN says they are “well accomplished musicians” who blend “thought provoking lyrics with angelic vocals.” Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 10/13/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Oct
13
2018

The Vermont Blues Jam

The Vermont Blues Jam Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This is the season opening concert and it features some of the best Vermont musicians to ever accumulate on a single stage for one night! The Unknown Blues Band joins forces with Downtown Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen, and special guest Dave Keller, for an unforgettable night of amazing music! This concert will surely satisfy your appetite for epic Vermont-style blues!

Doors and cash bar (Bar Antidote) open at 6:30pm.
There will be some seating available as well as an area for dancing. The balcony will be open.

$15 in advance online or at LuLu’s Ice Cream on Main Street in Vergennes (just look for the giant ice cream cone) and $20 at the door.


Show sponsors: Ed & Beverly Biello, Mike & Lynn Donnelly, Bob & Jenny Florence, Lynne & Renny Perry, Gerianne Smart & Derek Cohen, and WhistlePig Farm

Season Sponsors: Amanda Bodell & Jeffry Glassberg, Jackman Fuels, Lizbeth & Timothy Ryan, RPM: Restoration Performance Motorcars, The Schaefer Family, Vergennes Animal Hospital, H.J. LeBoeuf & Sons Contractors & Builders

Visit vergennesoperahouse.org for more information or call 802-877-6737

Time: 10/13/18 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Oct
13
2018

Myra Flynn & FLYNN

Myra Flynn & FLYNN Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Central Vermont native Myra Flynn has drawn nationwide acclaim for her fiery, emotionally charged sound combining indie soul and R&B. Myra returns to the Chandler stage of her Randolph youth with her stellar band FLYNN, consisting of several of Vermont’s most prestigious musicians, including such jazz-and-soul luminaries as Andric Severance on keys and Caleb Bronz on drums.
Reserved seating: Adults $24 advance, $27 day of; students $15
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 10/13/18 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Oct
13
2018

Maxine Linehan: An American Journey

Maxine Linehan: An American Journey Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Maxine Linehan is bringing her major theatrical concert, "An American Journey," to Southern Vermont Arts Center on Saturday, October 13. A Manchester resident and internationally acclaimed concert and recording artist, Irish-born Linehan serves up a story that is both personal and universal. Through a diverse catalogue of music that includes Broadway, country, pop, traditional Irish, and original songs, Linehan explores her experience of coming to America almost two decades ago. She is a powerful vocalist and storyteller. Tickets cost $40-$80 and can be purchased online or by calling 802.362.1405.

Time: 10/13/18 7:30pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
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
13
2018
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Oct
14
2018

Open Studio Weekend at Yestermorrow

Open Studio Weekend at Yestermorrow Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Yestermorrow Design/Build School is participating in Vermont Craft Council's Open Studio weekend! Visit our school for tours of our campus and the many unique pieces of craftsmanship and artistry found here, from masonry to stained glass to furniture to buildings. See the woodworking studio in action.

Time: 10/13/18 10:00am - 10/14/18 4:00pm
Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield
Oct
13
2018
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Oct
14
2018

Stephen Procter ceramic vessels exhibit and demonstration

Stephen Procter ceramic vessels exhibit and demonstration
Description:

Artist Stephen Procter will exhibit his monumental ceramic vessels and demonstrate his building techniques at the Inn on Putney Road in Brattleboro on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. The show and sale is free and open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

“The gardens behind the Inn are one of Brattleboro’s hidden treasures, and they make a perfect setting for my work,” says Procter. Two monumental pieces coming back from other New England exhibits will anchor the event. Procter says, “I love the way the large vessels feel like creatures. They have the presence of living beings.”

Time: 10/13/18 10:00am - 10/14/18 4:00pm
Location: Inn on Putney Road (192 Putney Road), Brattleboro
Oct
13
2018
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Oct
14
2018

Traveling With Your Sketchbook TWO-DAY WORKSHOP

Traveling With Your Sketchbook TWO-DAY WORKSHOP Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Fee: $195, which includes an information and exercise booklet
The July edition of Traveling with Your Sketchbook was so well-received and enjoyed by the students that we are offering it again!
This two-day workshop teaches students to use fast drawing techniques, writing, watercolor, and collage to record their travels in a sketchbook. Students learn to approach their sketchbook as both a personal journal for their travels, and as a work of art. The intensive two-day class will feature fun exercises, slides of examples of travel sketchbooks, and teacher demos. We’ll also make our own accordion sketchbook, and use it to create a pen and watercolor narrative. The class will use lovely Greensboro Village and the area around the Highland Center as source material. See why a past student said, “This class changed my life!”.
This workshop is a continuation of the first “Traveling with your Sketchbook” class, and so it is for students with some drawing experience, or who have taken the class before.
Website: www.susanabbott.com
Student comments: http://www.susanabbott.com/comments-on-teaching/
Travel Sketchbook Selections: http://www.susanabbott.com/travel-journals/
Painter and instructor Susan Abbott has over the last twenty five years taught thousands of students how to “travel with their sketchbook.” She has travelled with her own sketchbook in India, Central America, Mexico, Europe, East Asia, and all over the U.S. Most recently, Susan drew and painted her way across Spain while walking the 600-mile Camino de Santiago. She lives in Marshfield, Vermont.
Grounds and Patio

Time: 10/13/18 10:00am - 10/14/18 4:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Oct
12
2018
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Oct
14
2018

DEL Essentials: An Introduction to Dance Education Laboratory (DEL)

DEL Essentials: An Introduction to Dance Education Laboratory (DEL)
Description:

Immerse yourself in this three-day intensive course that provides an overview of the key components of the DEL model of teaching dance to children and teenagers.

Experience the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) model of dance teacher training in this interactive and movement based introductory workshop open to dancers, dance teachers, classroom teachers, or anyone interested in movement education. Participants will experience Laban Movement Analysis as applied to dance making and lesson planning as well as explore other components related to effective and innovative teaching and learning.

Led by Ann Biddle, DEL Founding Faculty, and assisted by Felice Santorelli, DEL Facilitator.

Fees: $375 with housing, $275 without housing (Fees inclusive of workshop and training, meals, and Pillow programming)

REGISTER TODAY for this exciting learning opportunity! https://jacobspillowdance.formstack.com/forms/jpdel

Ages 18+ | movement and dance education training course

DEL at JACOB'S PILLOW
Funded by Jody and John Arnhold, Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob's Pillow introduces dance educators, college dance students, and classroom teachers to the DEL model of dance education--situated alongside the resources the Pillow offers as a year-round center for dance research and development.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Thasia Giles at tgiles@jacobspillow.org or 413.243.9919 x161.

Time: 10/12/18 5:00pm - 10/14/18 4:30pm
Location: Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, Outside Vermont
Oct
13
2018
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Oct
14
2018

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Using handmade papers & materials from both local artisans and from around the world, I hand-bind journals, photo albums, and guest books using traditional bookbinding techniques. I also design and create custom invitations and announcements.

Come for a tour of the studio, demonstrations, and tantalizing talk about the world of handmade books. And you can explore my paper drawers!

There will be savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles. Bookbinding supplies will also be available for purchase.

Children welcome!

I’m studio #85 in the orange Event & Resource Guide.

Time: 10/13/18 10:00am - 10/14/18 5:00pm
Location: 846 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier
Oct
13
2018
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Oct
14
2018

NAMAYA Art Rat Open Studio

NAMAYA Art Rat Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Namaya Art Rat Open Studio artist, poet, and photographer Open Studio Peace Arts Projects & Vermont My Home Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show Building a Peaceable CommunityThe event and peacebuilding is co-sponsored by Vermont Veterans for Peace and www.gracecares.org. A portion of profits benefit projects for Grace Cares.

This exhibit includes Peace & Human Rights Arts. Art for Children and Do Black Lives Matter? P.O.W. (Art on the impact of War and Militarism), Konsume (Cereal Killers & Sugar Junkies), Immigration (Welcome we are a nation of Immigrants), and works on peace building Palestine and Israel.

Time: 10/13/18 11:00am - 10/14/18 5:00pm
Location: 773 Guilford Street, Brattleboro
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
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
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
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
28
2018
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Oct
21
2018

August Wilson's Two Trains Running

August Wilson's Two Trains Running Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As urban planning threatens the demise of a popular lunch counter in Pittsburgh’s close-knit Hill District, owner Memphis struggles with whether or not to sell, and at what cost. Wilson’s intimate portrait of a time of extraordinary challenge and change in our country is Weston’s 4th annual American Masters play. Sponsored by The Vermont Country Store!

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Oct
4
2018
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Oct
21
2018

Mosher's DISAPPEARANCES at Lost Nation Theater

Mosher's DISAPPEARANCES at Lost Nation Theater Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

HOWARD FRANK MOSHER'S "DISAPPEARANCES" STAGED BY LOST NATION THEATER

LOST NATION THEATER BRINGS ANOTHER VERMONT STORY TO LIFE ON STAGE!! Join us for an event that goes to the heart - in the heart - of the heart - of our beloved Green Mountain home. For the last 30 years, Lost Nation Theater’s heart has been warmly embraced in the heart of Montpelier, in the heart of Vermont. And, at the heart of LNT’s mission is the telling of great Vermont stories. You can’t get much more Vermont than that. So, for its 30th Season closing production, Lost Nation Theater, in a bold and exciting venture, oh so proudly presents the world premiere staging of Howard Frank Mosher’s Vermont novel DISAPPEARANCES -- the first time ANY Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage on October 4th -21st.

LNT Founder (and native son) Kim Allen Bent's original stage adaptation is rambunctious storytelling with a twist. DISAPPEARANCES is a thrilling coming-of-age story, homage to old Vermont, and a tall tale with chases, narrow escapes, comedy, and ghosts all rolled into one. Desperate for money to keep his farm afloat in the winter of ‘32, Quebec Bill, head of his clan of hardy Vermonters, introduces his teen son to the other family trade - whiskey smuggling. It’s an epic journey through the wilderness with unforgettable characters and magical escapades.

The book was written in 1977 - the same year Kim founded Lost Nation Theater. And Kim, as you may or may not know, grew up on a dairy farm in Braintree VT.

On Friday October 5th, the DISAPPEARANCES OPENING GALA Celebrates National Life Group and Lost Nation Theater for “30 years of doing good and doing good theater.” These are two big hearts pumping life into our community! Come join us for a delicious pre-show reception at 6:30pm and live music with fiddler Adam Boyce and guest speakre Chris Graff. And after the show there is a party with the cast, desserts, and moonshine shots (non-alcoholic too)!

DISAPPEARANCES INFORMATION:
SHOWS: October 4th -21st. Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7:30PM; Sundays at 2PM.
OPENING NIGHT GALA on Friday October 5th starts at 6:30PM
TICKETS: www.lostnationtheater.org, or call 802-229-0492, or at the door.
LOCATION: Montpelier’s City Hall Auditorium Arts Center, 39 Main Street. Handicap Accessible.

Lost Nation Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit award-winning professional theater committed to personal and community transformation.

Lost Nation Theater dedicates itself to staging stories about the hopeful possibilities of human interaction; to education; and to realizing the powerful potential of theater to transform people and communities. See you at the Theater!

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Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/21/18 11:59pm
Location: LOST NATION THEATER - CITY HALL PERFORMING ARTS CTR, Montpelier
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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
Oct
13
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Fall Member Show

Fall Member Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.

Artwork: Terry Findeisen, "Portrait of a Conversation," watercolor on paper

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
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

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
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

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
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
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Moving Still

Moving Still
Description:

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Moving Still, a solo exhibit of new work from Pamela Smith, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, VT.

Smith is a self taught painter based in Bristol, Vermont. She draws from a background in textiles, years of living abroad and studying folk art from around the world, the influence of which is beautifully evident in her work. Smith’s paintings are rich in pattern and floral elements, and exhibit the liberty experienced by an outsider artist who plays with perspectives, dimensions and mediums freely.

On view: October 4th - November 30th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th, 5-8pm

Time: 10/4/18 10:00am - 11/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
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
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
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
26
0018
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Jan
11
2019

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Solo Exhibition-
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
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