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Feb
12
2019

VCFA MFA in Music Composition Winter Residency Concerts

VCFA MFA in Music Composition Winter Residency Concerts
Description:

VCFA welcomes the MFA in Music Composition program to campus February 10-16, and events featuring music written by VCFA students and performed by world-class musicians fill the week. All are open to the public and free of charge.

VCFA will host three ensembles this winter, premiering pieces written by MFA in Music Composition students that reflect a cross-section of approaches to new music. All concerts are in the Chapel in College Hall.
• Tuesday, Feb. 12, 8pm—The City of Tomorrow
• Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8pm—The City of Tomorrow and Anna’s Ghost
• Thursday, Feb. 14,8 pm—Anna’s Ghost and invoke
• Friday, Feb. 15, 2pm—Anna’s Ghost and invoke
• Saturday, Feb. 16, 2pm—invoke

Time: 2/12/19 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Chapel, VCFA College Hall, Montpelier
Feb
9
2019
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Feb
12
2019

Film: The Favourite

Film: The Favourite
Description:

An entertaining, bracingly cynical historical period comedy-drama set in the early 18th century, while England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. Stars Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz. Golden Globe & Critics Choice Awards. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Time: 2/9/19 7:30pm - 2/12/19 9:30am
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Feb
12
2019
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Feb
13
2019

Auditions for the Dorset Players 16th Annual One Act Festival

Auditions for the Dorset Players 16th Annual One Act Festival
Description:

Auditions for the Dorset Players 16th Annual One Act Festival will be held on
Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday February 13 at 6:30 pm at the Dorset
Playhouse.

This is a chance for actors and would be actors to be onstage without the time commitment of a major production. The one act plays run anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes long. There are a variety of roles ranging in age from 18-70.

The Festival will be held on two weekends this year. Performance dates are
March29-31 and April 5-7. For further information contact the producer, Lynne Worth, at 802-375-5717.

Time: 2/12/19 6:30pm - 2/13/19 8:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Jan
8
2019
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Feb
15
2019

"Something Dear" - Photographer's Workroom

"Something Dear" - Photographer's Workroom
Description:

Gallery’s Group Exhibitions Hallway will exhibit ”Something Dear” works of the Photographers Workroom through February 15, 2019. The workroom is a study in project creation and portfolio development. Emphasis is on photography as process and practice, and using cameras as a way of seeing. Artist’s exhibiting their work include Nancy Banks, Christie Carter, Kay Jostrand, Rosalind Daniels, Peggy Smith, Shapleigh Smith and Marcie Scudder.

Opening Reception – Thursday, January 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm for both exhibits.
With live piano music by Jim Thompson

Time: 1/8/19 12:00pm - 2/15/19 4:00pm
Location: T. W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Jan
7
2019
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Feb
15
2019

Where Would We Bee?

Where Would We Bee?
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout and Kim Grall
Opening Reception: January 10 at 5:30 - 7pm

Where Would We Bee?

Without ART in our lives…
Without CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
Without NATURE and a Climate that sustains us…
Without FRIENDSHIP…
Without EACH OTHER…
Without BEES?

Where would we BEE brings together the art of encaustic painting and the crafting of gourds.
Colleen Grout and Kim Grall are united in their inspiration derived from nature and revel in the singular entity that connects their very different mediums…The Honeybee.

Colleen’s encaustic medium is predominately beeswax and Kim’s gourds depend heavily on Bees to pollinate the flowers that produce the variety of gourds she uses in her work.

Colleen Grout
Colleen Grout earned her BA in Art Education from Salem State University and her MEd in Education from Antioch University. She has been working in Art Education since 1977, teaching first at the Landmark School in Beverly Massachusetts. Upon moving to Westminster Vermont with her husband and two small children in 1985 she began teaching in the WNESU District in Grafton, Bellows Falls, Westminster and currently at the Saxtons River Elementary School. She shares both her acrylic and encaustic art work each summer at the Diamond Cove Art Gallery in Portland Maine. Her open studio and encaustic work has been part of the annual Putney Craft Tour, which is the longest running craft tour in the country. She is pleased to share her new works at the Main Street Arts Gallery, having only shared the work of her students on many other occasions.

"I have been an art educator for the past 30 years passionately working to inspire children on their journey within art discovery. I spend each summer painting on the coast of Maine, primarily in acrylics. Five years ago I discovered the joy of working in Encaustics. I know melting hot bees wax and fusing it to the surface of the support brings back the child within me. The word Encaustic is taken from the Greek word “encaustikos” and it means, “to burn in.” The fun begins as I relinquish an element of control because the wax has a mind of its own. I love the luminous translucency, the thickness of the medium and the ability to add texture in so many forms. Encaustic painting techniques are described as early as the first century AD by Roman authors. It has enjoyed a renewal of popularity recently and I add myself to the list of artists who have discovered the transformative ability this medium has to offer. I wish for my work to capture a colorful moment in time and help acknowledge that everything in life is temporary."
Kim Grall
I am a multi media artist with a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of Utah. I work with many mediums in many disciplines as diverse as fiber, digital photography and printmaking as well as painting, drawing and collage. I bring my background in fine art to working with gourds grown on my property, indulging my fancy for found objects, needlework and carving. Presently I am a member of the Putney Craft Tour.

People often ask how I got started with gourds and I say serendipity played a major role. I was ordering my garden seeds one year and saw hard shell gourd seeds for sale, ordered some and got hooked. Most of my life I lived in the woods, but now living along the river in full sun, I can grow very large gourds as well as a variety of other sizes.

There are so many things I love about working with gourds; from the numerous objects you can make with them to the unlimited mediums you can apply to them. But mostly I love their long history with people. They are found on almost every continent and have benefited civilizations and cultures through the centuries. When working with a gourd I can’t help but feel that connection to another time, to another place and especially to our planet Earth.

Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jan
30
2019
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Feb
17
2019

Venus Rising

Venus Rising
Description:

When Julie, married mother of three, unexpectedly leaves her husband and moves in with her mother Cora, she’s shocked at what she finds in her childhood home. Insults, galoshes, and English muffins fly as the women fight for control of Cora’s life and Julie comes to grips with her own mid-life crisis. Playwright Marisa Smith, the creative mind behind 2016’s hit Mad Love, is back with a hilarious and deeply perceptive story of aging gracefully – or sometimes not so gracefully – and how we try to care for one another in the face of life’s challenges. Smith brings to bear her signature brand of humor and acuteness of language to leave us laughing and crying all at once. Northern Stage is proud to present another world premiere production nurtured through New Works Now.

Time: 1/30/19 7:30pm - 2/17/19 11:59pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Jan
15
2019
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Feb
26
2019

Mountain Air - group exhibition

Mountain Air - group exhibition
Description:

Group exhibition featuring artists from Edgewater Gallery in Stowe
curated by Kelly Holt

On view at Edgewater Gallery: January 15 - February 26, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 2018 from 5-7pm

Artists: Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, TJ Cunningham, Jane Davies, Gary Hall, Rory Jackson, Rachel Moore, Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend.

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Mountain Air, a group exhibition on view from January 15th - February 26th, 2019 at Edgewater in Stowe features selections in many media - including kinetic sculpture, woodblock prints, glass sculpture and paintings featuring big sky landscapes to familiar mountain ranges in Vermont. The exhibition is a celebration of our landscape and cold, clean winds swiftly moving through wintry days. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 17th from 5-7pm.

Featured artists include: Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, TJ Cunningham, Rory Jackson, Rachel Moore, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend, among others. Artists are responding to the following statement:

Crisp, cold mountain air heightens the senses. Invigorating. Cleansing. Mountain air has the power to clear the mind. Mountain air whirls in the sky over peaks and tumbles down ridges and along rivers- stirring the birds, trees and adventurers in its path. In a winter storm, mountain air can bring all in its path from fury to stillness and snow cover.

For further information on the Mountain Air exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit our website edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe/.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Closed Mondays.

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Jan
18
2019
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Feb
28
2019

Artists to Watch 2019

Artists to Watch 2019
Description:

Artist to Watch 2019, a collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Art Guide, features the work of ten artists selected by Vermont curators. From Jeremy, by andrew Frost, a haunting black and white photograph to Swimmers, by Hasso Ewing, floating on the ceiling, the exhibit highlights the broad spectrum of work being created by artists in Vermont. The artists are:  Sarah Amos, Clark Derbes, Hasso Ewing, Andrew Frost, Sally Gil, Sean Hunter Williams, Elizabeth, Andrew Orr, Rhonda Ratray, and Jackson Tupper.

Time: 1/18/19 5:00pm - 2/28/19 5:00pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Jan
8
2019
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Mar
1
2019

ABSTRACT VERMONT : Paintings, Drawings and Collage by AXEL STOHLBERG

ABSTRACT VERMONT : Paintings, Drawings and Collage by AXEL STOHLBERG
Description:

Paintings, Drawings and Collage by AXEL STOHLBERG

“I am constantly fascinated by what I see around me. I do not try to duplicate what I see, but make my own interpretation.”

“When people ask me, What kind of art do you make? I answer, I do everything. From painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, using all kinds of mediums, I am able to move between the lines of recognizable and abstract images, and feel the freedom to go in all kinds of different directions.”

Axel lives in Montpelier, VT and exhibits extensively throughout Maine and Vermont.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Thursday, February 7, 4:40-6pm. ARTIST TALK at 5pm

Time: 1/8/19 8:00am - 3/1/19 12:00pm
Location: THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin
Jan
8
2019
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Mar
1
2019

Winter Juried Exhibit

Winter Juried Exhibit
Description:

This exhibit highlights an eclectic group of 26 local Vermont artists. Work includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber arts, and jewelry. The show brims with works by Barbara Bendix, Robert Chapala, Cindy Griffith, Kate Longmaid, A.S.McGuffin, Kenneth Saxe and Ann Young and many others. The exhibit was juried by Jurors for Mary Admasian, Elliott Bent and Linda Mirabile.

Opening Reception – Thursday, January 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm for both exhibits. With live piano music by Jim Thompson.

Time: 1/8/19 12:00pm - 3/1/19 4:00pm
Location: T. W. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier
Feb
1
2019
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Mar
4
2019

Film: Vice

Film: Vice
Description:

Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Directed by Adam McKay

Time: 2/1/19 7:30am - 3/4/19 9:30am
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Going on Twenty

Going on Twenty
Description:

Going on Twenty: This show features the artwork of longtime painting instructor Jeneane Lunn and a group of nearly 20 of her students. On display in the 2nd floor gallery.
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 3-5PM
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – March 9, 2019
For more info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Featured artwork: Jessie & Theo by Jeneane Lunn

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Interaction

Interaction
Description:

Interaction: Alexandra Turner and Alissa Faber explore the connections between the organic and vitreous through combinations of objects from the forest and glass. On display in the third floor gallery.
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 3-5PM
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – March 9, 2019
For more info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
22
2019
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Mar
9
2019

Strictly Sedimentary

Strictly Sedimentary
Description:

Strictly Sedimentary: Layer upon layer, this group show exposes the rich variety of work that defines collage art. On display in the main floor gallery.
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 26, 3-5PM
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – March 9, 2019
For more info:  www.studioplacearts.com

Featured artwork: You’re Not a Teenager by Jason Galligan-Baldwin

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
21
2019
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Mar
28
2019

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary
Description:

Ryan Geary’s exhibition Ascent (Part One: Eulogy), a collection of 2D and 3D collages, will be on display in the Copley Common Room at River Arts January 21-March 28, 2019. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Ascent (Part One: Eulogy) tells the story of multiple Americas. Geary says “At once it is a story of the death of the America we have been taught to know, and the story of an America that has been enslaved, oppressed, beaten, and marginalized. It is the story of an America that is rising despite the entrenched power of its oppressors and the story of an America that is destructively flailing about in its death throes”. Through images of our past and present, images used in their historical context or just for their symbolic and emotional power, Ascent is an attempt by the artist to deconstruct the “reality” and “history” of the America he, as a white male, has known. According to Geary, it is an attempt at “scrubbing through the whitewash of history and seeing the America worthy of veneration”.

Ryan Geary is a multimedia artist currently focusing on collage. A New Jersey native, he has been assembling collages since the age of eleven. “As a child I was limited in the material I had access to so I relied on newspapers, thrown away magazines, and books from free piles.” Ryan became comfortable working within the parameters of the material on hand and as a result, current events, advertisements, and historical images are part of the recipe and inspiration for much of Geary’s work. Ryan’s work has been exhibited throughout Vermont and has also been featured in several International Collage Exhibitions in Berlin, Germany, and Sebastopol, California. He is the owner and curator of The Hive Gallery and Gifts, and lives in Waterbury with his family and two best dog friends.

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 3/28/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jan
3
2019
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Mar
28
2019

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young
Description:

Fellow Travelers showcases powerful large-scale oil paintings with narratives that reach deep into the human condition and their environments. Opening reception January 3, 4:00-7:00 PM.
Montpelier Art Walk, February 1, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 1/3/19 8:00am - 3/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Feb
8
2019
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Apr
7
2019

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen
Description:

Kate Emlen is keenly observant of the natural world. Her paintings are evidence of her presence there – amid the trees, at the water’s edge or making tracks in the new snow under an always moving, ever-changing sky. What’s more, she takes you with her – to witness the beautiful light. (Image included: Turnaround, oil on panel)

Time: 2/8/19 12:00am - 4/7/19 2:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Jan
21
2019
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Apr
19
2019

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan
Description:

“On Making Pictures”, an exhibit featuring wood block prints, lithographs, and colored low reliefs by Artist Thom Egan, will be on display at the Gallery at River Arts from January 21-April 19, 2019.

A Reception & Artist Talk will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm, and will include a brief introduction by the Artist on three topics: Art & Craft -how they differ and where they overlap; how and why the work on display is made; and art and audience – why might these pictures matter to you. Opportunity for questions and discussion will follow. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

When describing his work, Egan says “A focus of my work is the simultaneously complex and unified character of nature. In making these pictures; physical properties (e.g. structure, density, temperature, etc.) are related by means of process (e.g. gradation, stratification, fragmentation, synchronization, etc.). These various components are then set in an archetype (e.g. a mountain, bindings, a gate, an egg, a column, etc.). The overall aim being to effect a harmonious, if uneasy, balance which is evocative of experience. In this way the paradox (i.e. the many, the one) approaches a resolution; such that whatever the complexities involved become unified and the image rings true.”

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 4/19/19 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Oct
30
2018
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Jun
1
2019

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies
Description:

October 30, 2018 – June 1, 2019
The T.W. Wood Gallery announces an exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s Master Copies.
Wood painted portraits across the US and Canada which lead to a European trip in 1858. Following fashion, Wood copied paintings in Europe to learn from the masters; such as Rembrandt and Turner. Wood made three additional trips and brought these paintings back to Vermont. In 19th Century Montpelier, these paintings were akin to an art history textbook, as many Americans wouldn’t have had access to European paintings. We invite you to visit the gallery, see these paintings’ scope, and explore how they differ from the originals.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier