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Nov
10
2018

Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown

Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Athena Lorenzo has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be their most slippery case yet. Brimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s production, based on the book by renowned author James Preller, will make audiences laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery. Based on the book, “Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown” by James Preller. Part of the Pentangle Arts' Youth in Arts Program

Credit: Based on the book, “Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown” by James Preller. Copyright ©2000. Published by Scholastic. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

Time: 11/10/18 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Nov
10
2018

Putting Peace First with Eric Dawson

Putting Peace First with Eric Dawson
Description:

Northshire welcomes the CEO of Peace First to present his new book Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World, a practical guide to identifying and solving injustices filled with inspiring stories of real young peacemakers who have addressed problems ranging from hunger to gun violence.

Young people are hungry to change the world, but often aren't given the chance. This book empowers them to make change happen.

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

Short Play Bootcamp

Short Play Bootcamp
Description:

Playwright Premiers New Work, Teaches Short Play Bootcamp in St. Johnsbury

Playwright and educator David Dudley will teach a Short Play Bootcamp for adults and high school students in the Catamount Outback Artspace on Saturday, November 10, from 1-5pm. Participants will explore and write short-form plays in the one-day workshop with time to share works-in-progress.

Dudley will introduce students to the five key elements of a successful short play: theme, character, structure, dialogue, and theatricality. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will generate the raw creative materials required to craft the first draft of a new short play. They will read work aloud, critique, and discuss revision strategies.

Instructor David Dudley is a playwright, journalist, and educator whose plays have been performed in New York, Boston, California, Chicago, Arizona, and Vermont. He is the author of “800 Days of Solitude: A Conjuring,” runner-up for the Core Apprenticeship program at the National Playwrights Center, and “24 Minutes,” a finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville and part of AFTER ORLANDO, an international theater action.

A regular contributor to American Theater Magazine and HowlRound.com, Dudley has also served as a script reader for Steppenwolf Theater. His play “Family Portrait with Goat” will be performed this fall by the St. Johnsbury Players.

The fee for David Dudley’s Short Play Bootcamp is $45 for Catamount Arts members and high school students and $50 for non-members. Scholarship funds are available for high school students; please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 for details. The registration deadline for this workshop is November 2nd. For more information or to register, please visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 11/10/18 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Nov
10
2018

Film: YELLOW SUBMARINE

Film: YELLOW SUBMARINE Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A Special 50th Anniversary screening! Once upon a time… or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland – a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humor, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, the Fab Four tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom. By merging the visual splendor of animation with a fantasy – adventure tale filled with peace, love, hope and of course, music, Yellow Submarine captures the essence of the Sixties.

Time: 11/10/18 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Nov
10
2018

Maiden Vermont: Just Imagine!

Maiden Vermont: Just Imagine!
Description:

Just Imagine the fun you'll have with Vermont's own women's barbershop chorus! Maiden Vermont’s delightful fall concert featuring the 10th place International Champion Barbershop quartet ‘Round Midnight and returning guest chorus from Syossett High School, The Adelettes.

Saturday, November 10
2:30pm and 7:30pm
$22 for seniors/students, $25 for reserved seating, and $30 for generous admission.

Time: 11/10/18 2:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Nov
10
2018

The Dark Screening

The Dark Screening Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents a screening of The Dark.

(Justin P. Lange, Austria | Canada, 2018, 1h 35min) Free

Once upon a dark, dark time, there was a girl, lonely, undead and bloodthirsty. Behind her a dark, dark past – a curse. Hidden in the dark, dark woods, she tirelessly haunts her childhood home. Mina (Nadia Alexander) is a damaged soul, and tears to pieces anyone who dares enter her hunting ground. When she meets Alex (Toby Nichols), a disfigured and blind boy, brought to her by mysterious circumstances, her animalistic cannibal instincts seem to strangely fade away. As this uncanny friendship grows, little by little, both of these lost children learn how to reach out to the hints of light left within.

Time: 11/10/18 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury
Nov
10
2018

River Gallery School Benefit Auction & Raffle

River Gallery School Benefit Auction & Raffle
Description:

River Gallery School Benefit Auction is being held ‘in-house’ for the first time this year on
Saturday, November 10th. The art school is celebrating 42 years of supporting artmaking for all,
and with the new expanded Main Street Studio and Gallery 34, the decision was made to invite
the town into the studios for this fun-filled evening.
The studios will be transformed from the usual daily function of art classes for kids, teens and
adults (easels, paint, and artwork everywhere!) to an event venue, with wonderful crafts, gift
certificates and donations from local vendors up for bid, and trips ranging from an African
photo-safari to a week in a Tuscan villa. Passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will keep
patrons busy and happy. There will be a letterpress demo of printed cards, and surprise pop-up
door prizes to keep the excitement high.
A raffle drawing will also be part of the evening’s festivities. Tickets are being sold for a chance
to win a Perception kayak and Thule car carrier; a semester to an RGS class; a Ric Campman
framed “Great Joy” painting; or a whimsical handmade child’s chair in the shape of a giraffe.
Preview the growing list of generous donations from area artisans and merchants at the
rivergaleryschool.org website, and buy raffle and event tickets online or by calling the school at
802-257-1577. The RGS Main Street windows will preview some of the items for bid during early
November, and the school’s popular ‘Clothesline Postcard Show + Sale’ will be hung for the
month of November as well.
The event begins at promptly at 5 pm on Saturday, November 10th; buying your ticket ahead
online will let you skip the line and get right to the fun. The various areas of bid-on objects will
be closed consecutively beginning at 7 pm, and the 4 raffle winners will be picked at 7:30 to
wrap up the event.
All the proceeds benefit the inclusive programs of the school, including extensive scholarships,
Outreach programming, and overall operating expenses. For more information about classes
and workshops or to add your name to our mailing list please visit rivergalleryschool.org.

Time: 11/10/18 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro
Nov
10
2018

James Geary discusses Wit's End

James Geary discusses Wit's End
Description:

We are thrilled to welcome back to Northshire Bookstore James Geary who will be presenting his new book Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It. James will be presenting a talk based on his book entitled "Five Ways to Be Witty" which will be lively, fun and involve lots of audience interaction. He will explore key aspects of wit through film clips, folktales, literary anecdotes, jokes, and juggling—of ideas, words and balls. Join James and us for an evening of word games with the audience, short creativity tests, and a pun competition--the winner of which will receive a free copy of his new book Wit's End!

"Wit’s End is delicious. James Geary has managed to produce a witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom."
– Stephen Fry, comedian, actor, and writer

"I have been reading Wit's End in juxtaposition to rereading and again writing about James Joyce's Ulysses. Geary prompts me to think that Joyce's title could have been No End to Wit. Goethe wrote an essay called No End to Shakespeare. There seems to be no end to James Geary's versatility."
– Harold Bloom

Time: 11/10/18 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center
Nov
10
2018

Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night - Beg, Steal or Borrow

Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night - Beg, Steal or Borrow
Description:

Location:
Masonic Hall
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

As always, Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night will be hosted by Vermont's favorite bluegrass band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing. This month's special guests will be Beg, Steal or Borrow.

Beg, Steal or Borrow was formed in 2013 and since their debut replicating the influential self-titled Old and in the Way album before an enthusiastic crowd at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, the group has toured from Maine to Bermuda. The band is comprised of veteran musicians residing throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire with members having collaborated with the likes of J.D. Hutchison, Tim O’brien, Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely, Bill Frisell and Yonder Mountain String Band. Beg, Steal or Borrow was the winner of the 2017 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band competition as well as Fan Favorite. Now broadening their repertoire to feature original songs and instrumentals, the band has been featured at Greyfox, the Ossipee Valley Music Festival and numerous other regional venues.

Time: 11/10/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Catamount Arts - 115 Eastern Avenue, Saint Johnsbury
Nov
10
2018

Johnny Rawls with The Dave Keller Band: DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY

Johnny Rawls with The Dave Keller Band: DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY
Description:

Tickets: $15 (tax included)

Food and drink available for purchase.

Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist and a talented songwriter. Fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues, his performances ring out with passion, integrity, and an ability to break down the barriers between performer and audience.

Ever since renowned guitarist Ronnie Earl chose Dave Keller to sing on his album Living In The Light, Keller's star has been on the rise. In just a few short years, Keller has been nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Soul/Blues Album, won the International Blues Challenge Best Self-Released CD Award, and been chosen for Downbeat's Best Recordings of the Year.

A bit of a late bloomer, Keller grew up in Massachusetts, loving music, but not picking up guitar until age 16, and not singing in his first band until age 20. But blessed with mentors including deep soul singer Mighty Sam McClain, mystical soul guitarist Robert Ward, acoustic blues master Paul Rishell and soul/blues man Johnny Rawls, Keller made up for lost time.

Relocating to icy Vermont in 1993, Keller found fertile ground to grow his audience, and has become a household name there. Famous for his live-wire shows, Keller can often be found fifty feet out in the crowd, teasing fiery licks from his trusty Stratocaster and singing off-mike as the audience sings along.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Keller has been expanding his base beyond New England these past few years, performing at some of the biggest festivals in the East, including the North Atlantic Blues Festival, the PA Blues Fest, and the Discover Jazz Festival. He has also performed at the Blues Music Awards ceremony twice, accompanying Ronnie Earl, and Johnny Rawls (with whom Keller frequently tours).

JOHNNY RAWLS
Johnny Rawls is a soul blues legend. In fact, the term “soul blues” was invented to describe his music. With a career spanning more than 50 years, he’s done it all. He’s an internationally recognized recording artist, music producer, and songwriter who tours extensively throughout North America and overseas.

The Blues Music Awards, Blues Blast Awards, Living Blues Critics Poll Awards, and the W. C. Handy Awards have all acknowledged Johnny with multiple awards and nominations, including Soul Blues Album of the Year and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year. Johnny is honored to be mentioned on two markers along the Mississippi Blues Trail.

Born in Mississippi in 1951, Johnny’s interest in music began in early childhood. By high school, Johnny was playing professionally, backing artists including ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex, and The Sweet Inspirations. In the mid-1970s, Johnny became the band director for soul singer O.V. Wright, and toured with O.V. until his death in 1980. From 1980-1985, he led Little Johnny Taylor’s band. In 1985, Johnny began touring as a solo artist. He has released more than 15 albums since his debut solo album, Here We Go, in 1996.

Time: 11/10/18 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Grand Foyer Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center 2559 Mountain Rd., East Burke
Nov
10
2018

BMC Season Guest Concerts Continue Nov. 10 with Chamber Works by Robert Merfeld

BMC Season Guest Concerts Continue Nov. 10 with Chamber Works by Robert Merfeld Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brattleboro Music Center hosts a concert of chamber works by pianist, teacher and composer Robert Merfeld in the center’s auditorium.
Following a career concertizing all over the world, Robert Merfeld is now concentrating his musical talents on teaching and composing. The Nov. 10 concert will be the first time that some of his compositions have been presented to the public. Merfeld has assembled a cast of distinguished musicians, many of whom are familiar to local BMC audiences. They will present a varied and unique program. Performers include Bayla Keyes and Katie Lansdale, violin; Anya Shemetyeva, viola; Rhonda Rider and Paul Cohen, cello; Mary Cicconetti, oboe; Jayne West, soprano and narrator; and Merfeld, who will play piano on three of his pieces.

The concert will be preceded by a talk from 5 to 6 p.m. by the performers and the composer, who will discuss what they do as teachers and what students hope to glean from teaching.

Time: 11/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
Nov
10
2018

The Telling Project

The Telling Project Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Since 2008, The Telling Project has worked to deepen understanding between military veterans, their families, and their civilian friends and neighbors. The project turns stories of military service into a stage play, through which veterans and their family members enact their very own stories before a live theater audience. The Chandler production features nine of our neighbors sharing their personal narratives, spanning the years from the Vietnam War to the present-day conflicts in the Middle East. This powerful work provides veterans with an opportunity to engage with the community in deeply meaningful ways, breaking down barriers to mutual understanding and acceptance along the way.
Reserved seating: adults $25 buy one get one free, students and veterans $10
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 11/10/18 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Nov
10
2018

The Rough & Tumble at Brandon Music

The Rough & Tumble at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full time on the road, in a 16 ft camper with an 85 lb puppy named Puddle. The folk-Americana duo has been making tire tracks nationwide since 2011, and if you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how they got here, they’d likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.” Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 11/10/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music, Brandon
Nov
10
2018

Ladies' Night Out Women's Chorus Fall Concerts

Ladies' Night Out Women's Chorus Fall Concerts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus is offering two concerts this fall. First, Saturday, November 10 at Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Ct. in Middlebury, 7:30 pm, $10 donation requested
#2 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Ave, Rutland, 3:00 Sunday November 11. Also requested $10 donation
Our program is, “Seven Joys of Christmas by Kirke Mechem, Jennifer Hoult Harpist, and Songs of Many Lands.” Cellist Marina Smakhtina will accompany “Nada Te Turbe” by Joan Szymko, and Michael and Kathy Luzader will be adding Percussion on several pieces. There will be music from Africa in Yoruba, a Hebrew piece, Shiru L’Adonnai, and 2 songs in French. It’s a fun and exciting program anticipating the upcoming Holiday season, and celebrating World Music. Lucy Tenenbaum is Artistic Director and Conductor, rehearsal accompanist is Rita Lane. 20 women from Rutland County, Londonderry to Pittsford and Pawlet are preparing this program and would love to share it with you! LNO supports the Vermont Arts Council 2018!

Time: 11/10/18 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Middlebury
Nov
10
2018

Burlington Civic Symphony Fall Concert

Burlington Civic Symphony Fall Concert
Description:

Daniel Bruce leads the orchestra in a program of works by Dvorak, Ravel, Respighi, and Leonard Bernstein.

Time: 11/10/18 7:30pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester
Nov
10
2018

Patti Casey and The Wicked Fine Players

Patti Casey and The Wicked Fine Players Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

After many years touring nationally with Woods Tea Co, Patti Casey has reunited with longtime musical collaborator Colin McCaffrey and former Bluegrass Gospel Project bandmates Steve Light and Kirk Lord and they are bringing their music to Patti’s hometown of Vergennes on Saturday November 10, 7:30pm. This highly anticipated reunion is the perfect frame for Patti, allowing for a little more blue in the bluegrass, a little more swing, and a whole lot of fun. Folks in the audience should count on hearing the stuff they know and love as well as some new tunes. This will be quite the homecoming!

“Vergennes is my hometown, where I was born and raised, and the Vergennes Opera House holds a special place in my heart,” said Patti Casey. “I am so happy to be able to play there again and this time with this terrific group, The Wicked Fine Players.”

The group features Patti Casey-guitar, flute, foot percussion and vocals; Colin McCaffrey-guitar, fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Steve Light-banjo, dobro and harmonies; and Kirk Lord-bass.

“This will be an exceptional evening of musicianship,” said Gerianne Smart, President of the Vergennes Opera House and event producer. “Not only will folks enjoy seeing Vergennes’ native Patti on the stage, but they will be able to witness the incredible acoustic richness of the historic theater. The building will literally ‘sigh’ with gratitude.”

Tickets are $15 in advance online at vergennesoperahouse.org or at LuLu’s Ice Cream Shop on Main Street in Vergennes, or $18 at the door. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30pm. The concert begins at 7:30pm.

Sponsors: The event is sponsored by Shacksbury Cider, Gaines Insurance, Mike & Lynne Donnelly, and Deb & Bob Hartenstein. The season is sponsored by Lizbeth & Tim Ryan, The Schaefer Family, RPS: Restoration Performance Motorcars, Amanda Bodell & Jeffry Glassberg, Jackman Fuels, Vergennes Animal Hospital and H.J. LeBoeuf & Son, Contractors & Builders.

For information, please visit www.vergennesoperahouse.org or call 802-877-6737.

Time: 11/10/18 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
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
Nov
3
2018
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Nov
10
2018

With Songs and Honors Sounding Loud: Social Band’s 20th Anniversary and Reunion

With Songs and Honors Sounding Loud: Social Band’s 20th Anniversary and Reunion
Description:

Social Band, Burlington’s lively band of singers, has been up and running for 20 years! Over the past two decades Social Band has sung its collective heart out, sharing vibrant and varied songs from all walks of life with our audiences—using our performances not only to entertain but to engage with our listeners. Come celebrate with us as we sing in gratitude to the wonderful choral works we’ve had the privilege to sing, and also to the camaraderie that has defined our years as a “social band”. Admission is $15 in advance, $18 the day of concert. Tickets are available online (no fees) at https://socialband-fall18.eventbrite.com and at the door. For more information, visit www.socialband.org, find us on Facebook, or call (802) 355-4216.

Time: 11/3/18 7:30pm - 11/10/18 9:30pm
Location: Charlotte Congregational Church, Charlotte
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
10
2018

Concerts: Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known

Concerts: Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The beloved Aizuri Quartet returns to Scrag Mountain Music after a triumphant season as Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to present the World Premiere of Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo’s String Quartet No.1 Deeply Known, written specially for the quartet. The program also includes Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution, Komitas’ Armenian Folk Songs, and Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 joined by Scrag co-Artistic Director and soprano Mary Bonhag. RSVP below! RSVPs recommended at www.scragmountainmusic.org. All concerts are "Come as you are. Pay what you can."

Time: 11/8/18 7:30pm - 11/10/18 9:30pm
Location: Multiple Venues, Statewide
Nov
10
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Fall Figure Drawing Marathon

Fall Figure Drawing Marathon Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Open Studio Figure Drawing is hosting it’s Annual Fall Marathon! Two days of drawing from the figure…it doesn’t get much better…. Bring your charcoal, graphite, conte crayons, paints and/or clay! Easels available.

Sign up for one day, or both. $40-one day, $75-both days

Artists and art lovers with all levels of experience are invited to spend one or two full days drawing, painting, or sculpting, with a diversity of models and poses for inspiration, featuring nude and clothed models.

Saturday morning will follow the traditional Open Studio Figure Drawing session with a nude model. This session will begin with a series of short poses that culminate with a 45 min pose. Participants will break for a one hour lunch, then resume the afternoon session with one 3 hour long pose with a clothed/costumed model.
On Sunday, the day will consist of two 3 hour long sessions, with a nude model in the morning and a clothed/costumed model in the afternoon. The Sunday afternoon session will close with a wine reception and friendly critique of work accomplished during the marathon.

The Figure Drawing Marathon will be held in the beautiful Robert C. Folley Performance Hall located on the second floor of the River Arts Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. Free coffee, tea and bagels will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. The morning sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Saturday sessions: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., lunch from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Afternoon session, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday sessions: morning...9:30 a.m. - 12-30 p.m., afternoon, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., wine reception and critique 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Register Early! Space is limited! For more info or to register please call or e-mail River Arts at: 802.888.1261, info@RiverArtsVt.org

Time: 11/10/18 9:30am - 11/11/18 4:30pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
7
2018
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Nov
11
2018

UVM Theatre presents "Tartuffe"

UVM Theatre presents "Tartuffe"
Description:

Vice becomes virtue, or is it the other way around, as UVM Theatre presents Molière’s hilarious comedy Tartuffe.

There is never a dull moment in this fast-paced feast of words when the wealthy Orgon falls under the spell of the sly con artist Tartuffe. Will Orgon’s family bring him to his senses or will the wily Tartuffe succeed in stealing all of his wealth, as well as his wife and daughter. See this uproarious satire brought to life in a lush and visually stunning production on the Royall Tyler stage.

Evening performances of “Tartuffe” are Wednesday thru Saturday, November 7–10 at 7:30PM. A matinee performance will be presented on Sunday, November 11 at 2PM. Regular box office hours are Tuesday thru Friday from 11AM to 4PM. Tickets can be purchased during those times in person at the Royall Tyler Theatre box office, located at 116 University Place, or by calling 802-656-2094. For more information or to purchase tickets online go to uvm.edu/theatre

Time: 11/7/18 7:30pm - 11/11/18 4:30pm
Location: The Royall Tyler Theatre, 116 University Place, University of Vermont, Burlington
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
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
11
2018

11th Annual LEGO Exhibit

11th Annual LEGO Exhibit
Description:

This event is generously sponsored by People’s United Bank.

Build your very own LEGO creation and display it at BMAC!

Design and build an original LEGO structure according to contest guidelines available below, or just drop by and check out the fantastic submissions on display November 9-11, 2018.

Prizes for Creativity and Craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups: preschool, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult, and adult/child collaborations. Other prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. All prizes will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m.


Entries must be delivered to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Tuesday, November 6, 4-6 p.m. See entry form for more information.
Admission to the November 8 Awards Ceremony is $5 for adults and teens, $3 for children ages 6-12, free for BMAC members and children 5 and under. The same admission fees apply throughout the weekend while LEGO entries are on display.

Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation and two complimentary passes valid for unlimited admission to the Museum for the duration of the LEGO Contest & Exhibit.

Time: 11/8/18 5:00pm - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
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
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Lyric Theatre Company presents "Annie the Musical"

Lyric Theatre Company presents "Annie the Musical" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Lyric Theatre Company presents Annie the Musical on the Flynn MainStage for six performances November 8-11. A spunky red-headed orphan and her lovable dog Sandy find a forever home with billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in this heartwarming family show. Don’t wait until “Tomorrow” to get your tickets.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$42; student/senior discount at some performances; group rates available. Order online at flynntix.org or call 802-86FLYNN.

Location: Flynn Center MainStage, Burlington
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
Nov
10
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Pinecone Wreath Making Workshop with John Landy

Pinecone Wreath Making Workshop with John Landy Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Make and decorate your own beautiful holiday wreath with local pine cones, dried flowers, ribbons etc. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. Wreath making will take 2 Saturday sessions to complete!
$85 includes materials pre-registration is required.

Contact: ginnycallan.woodartgallery@gmail.com
Phone: 802-262-6035

Time: 11/10/18 10:00am - 11/17/18 1:00pm
Location: T. W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to once again offer the wildly successful on-line auction through https://www.Biddingowl/BryanMemorialGallery. At the site you will also see that this year a raffel of Julie Baker Albright's Blue Plums in Red Pan is being offerred. Come join the fun and see what wonders may be yours. Bidding ends at 5:00 November17th, at which time winners will be notified.

Time: 10/20/18 10:00am - 11/17/18 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Second Annual On Line Art Auction

Second Annual On Line Art Auction
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery announces its Second Annual On Line Auction with over sixty paintings donated. Proceeds benefit our exhibition and education programs. The auction goes live Saturday, October 20th and bidding takes place through Saturday November 17, 2018. The raffle of "Golden Fruit and Flowers, an oil still life painting by Julie Baker Albright of Essex VT is included in the menu of on line choices. The hosting venue, www.biddingowl.com is easy to use, and is a trsted fundraising partner. Bids taken from Saturday, October 20th through Saturday November 17th.

Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
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
Nov
9
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Charles Henry's Final Curtain

Charles Henry's Final Curtain Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Charles Henry’s Final Curtain is an original Vaudeville show tucked inside a new musical play that celebrates the life and artistry of Vermont’s itinerant painter, playwright, actor and theater artist Charles W. Henry.

In the early 20th century, Henry, accompanied by his wife and children, drove across Vermont in a horse and wagon, producing original Vaudeville shows with accompanying painted theater curtains in local theaters, granges and town halls. All members of his family appeared in the productions making them true family shows. Today, few people remember Vaudeville and even fewer know about Henry’s magnificent theater curtains that are now recognized as national historical treasures and are part of Vermont’s theater heritage. This original musical and Vaudeville show aims to introduce a new generation of audiences to this now-vanished form of entertainment, and in the course of the show audiences will learn about small-town life in pre-World War I Vermont and see on stage some of the finest examples of Charles Henry’s painted theater curtains.

Time: 11/9/18 7:30pm - 11/18/18 8:45pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
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
Oct
25
2018
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Nov
25
2018

I AM

I AM
Description:

Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future. The exhibition highlights what women contribute toward healing our world, because of their inherent connection to the sanctity of life, and their ability to nurture and protect it, thereby inspiring a legacy of harmony.

Guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, the exhibition features 31 acclaimed women artists of Middle Eastern heritage from 12 countries.

Participating artists include:
Marwa Adel, Rawan Al Adwan, Afsoon, Ahaad Alamoudi, Alia Ali, Boushra Almutawakel, Zena Assi, Shereen Audi, Manal Deeb, Maitha Demithan, Lalla Essaydi, Mariam Ali Fakhro, Taiba Faraj, Faten Gaddes, Azadeh Ghotbi, Nermine Hammam, Hilda Hiary, Carelle Homsy, Lulwa Al Khalifa, Marwa Al Khalifa, Nabeela Al Khayer, Ghada Khunji, Annie Kurkdjian, Hanaa Malallah, Rania Matar, Raeda Saadeh, Nagla Samir, Soheila Sokhanvari, Mayasa Al Sowaidi, Wijdan, Helen Zughaib

I AM premiered its global tour at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan in May 2017 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. It was then showcased on London’s Trafalgar Square at the historic St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and then in the US at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., The Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming, Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville, TN. Burlington is the last stop on its US tour.

The exhibition is free and all are welcome.

Opening times: Wednesday & Thursday 11:30am - 1:30pm, Saturday Noon -3:00pm, Sunday 10:30am - 1:00pm

Opening Program and Reception: October 25, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm All welcome

Time: 10/25/18 5:00pm - 11/25/18 1:00pm
Location: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington
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

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

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

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

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

Made in Vermont

Made in Vermont
Description:

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

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
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
Oct
19
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Show 28

Show 28 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

SHOW 28 at The Front Gallery Opens Friday, October 19: SHOW 28 opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m.

The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, celebrates the opening of SHOW 28, on Friday, October 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibition, which runs October 19 through December 2, will feature recent work of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists, including our most recent additions to membership. The opening reception is free and open to the public and will feature live music for the evening. The Front is also pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 10/19/18 4:00pm - 12/2/18 5:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, 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
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
Nov
8
2018
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Dec
23
2018

Gems and Giants

Gems and Giants Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual members' exhibit takes on a new aspect this year: SIZE. In a two part Installation, spanning the Main Gallery and the Middle Room, gallery members will submit GEMS and GIANTS. As with Previous GEMS exhibits, these works will be a wonderland of small, affordable, fine artworks for holiday giving. Images will not exceed 8x10, frame included not to exceed 12x14. The GIANTS will be a minimum of 36 inches or more in a single direction. We invite you to come take a trip into the small and the tall.

Time: 11/8/18 11:00am - 12/23/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
30
2018
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Jan
4
2019

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 30, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Mary McKay Lower will exhibit landscapes and still life paintings. Lower paints what she observes daily, watching familiar surroundings go through seasonal changes.

Elizabeth Nelson will feature painted works from her travels to Iceland.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7:00 pm with music by the Two Thirds as Far duo. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. The Gallery's permanent works also on display.

46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm

Time: 10/30/18 12:00pm - 1/4/19 4:00pm
Location: 46 Barre St, Montpelier
Sep
13
2018
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Jan
7
2019

Altered Spaces Exhibition

Altered Spaces Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

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

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

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

perspectives shift

thoughts drift

distances lift

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

who is the viewer and who is being looked upon?

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

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

explore. experiment. respond.

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

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

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

Spruce Peak Arts Center hours:

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

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

Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
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
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Tectonic Industries

Tectonic Industries
Description:

Tectonic Industries is a collaborative art partnership based in Portland, Maine, comprised of Danish artist, Lars Boye Jerlach, and British artist, Helen Stringfellow. Through sculpture, wall mounted instructional videos, physical surveys, and interactive activities that engage visitors, Tectonic Industries examine the artifice inherent within the creation of the modern myths and belief systems in popular culture. In Dreams Can Come True, the artists present a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams.” Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build/leave in the gallery. Interactive and engaging, while balancing wry amusement with philosophical reflection, Dreams Can Come True, explores the impossibility of our collective, endless search for concrete answers and endeavor for self-improvement.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human
Description:

Becoming Human is an intermedia exhibition seeking to identify and dissolve barriers between human and wild in the Anthropocene. In the three-channel video and sound installation The Air Connects Us, two dancers can be followed as they navigate Shanghai’s bustling streets, urban forests and massive industrial sites in search of connections to wild. During the exhibit, Jennings will present a live duet, Sea Inside Our Skin, rooted in the Chinese maxim “飲水思源 (drink the water, remember its source). This duet invites the audience to witness how breath and water nourishes, propels and changes us from within. Project VT: Pauline Jennings' Becoming Human was directed by Double Vision choreographer and co-Artistic Director Pauline Jennings. Becoming Human is a collaboration with Double Vision’s Calvin Aham and Joshua Lacourse (movement), Sean Clute (music composition), Jessica Gomula (video direction), Allen Hahn (cinematography), Jack B. Du (photography) and Amy Nielson (costume consulting).

Project Vermont is a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

“Sea Inside Our Skin” was made possible in part with a research and development residency and support by Vermont Performance Lab with support from the Vermont Community Foundation.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington