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Mar
14
2019

"When Women Were Furniture" - How Three Female Botanists and Botanical Illustrators Defined the Odds A presentation and discussion by artist and educator Binta Colley at the T.W.Wood Gallery.

"When Women Were Furniture" - How Three Female Botanists and Botanical Illustrators Defined the Odds A presentation and discussion by artist and educator Binta Colley at the T.W.Wood Gallery.
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery, at 46 Barre St. Montpelier, Vermont in the Center for Arts and Learning, is pleased to announce a presentation and discussion with artist and educator Binta Colley. “When Women Were Furniture” explores the position of women in science between the 1600’s - 1800’s. Colley’s talk highlights a study of Mary Delaney, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Jeanne Baret; three female botanists/botanical illustrators who contributed to the field through their art, science and exploration of the flora and fauna of their time. These women defied the odds and were key in building the foundation of botanical and scientific illustration, despite social barriers placed in their paths.

Binta Colley had an exhibit this year that featured her botanical drawings and illustrations at Northern Vermont University. Colley recently completed a certificate in botanical illustration at The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Time: 3/14/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
14
2019

The Heritage Winds of the United States Air Force Heritage of American Band

The Heritage Winds of the United States Air Force Heritage of American Band
Description:

The Vergennes Opera House has been delighted to host a variety of bands from the US Air Force Heritage of American Bands over the past few years. This year we have the pleasure of hosting the Heritage Winds band with a FREE public concert on Thursday, March 14 at 7pm.

The Heritage Winds is the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation.

Heritage Winds offers innovative programming that covers a wide array of musical styles. The ensemble embraces the full range of the quintet repertoire, while also exploring various instrument combinations. The creative use of ensemble and instrumentation, combined with new arrangements and compositions, ensures that Heritage Winds provides audiences with a unique concert experience.

Free concert. Doors open at 6:15.

Time: 3/14/19 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Feb
7
2019
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Mar
16
2019

Keep the Car Running

Keep the Car Running
Description:

Jonathan Schechner’s color photographs from the project For the Time Being explore the themes of home, belonging, isolation, and the various intersections of people and the environment. In his work, he is processing his own sense of not belonging where he lives. Jonathan moved to Vermont from Israel as a teenager in 2005 and still faces a lack of clarity as to what home is for him – and where it might be.

Kelly Burgess’ photographs from her book "Sing Me Back Home" were made on road trips across the United States between 2012-2018. Her work is an exploration of the external American landscape and an internal emotional landscape using image, text, irony, and repeating themes. She uses the road trip as a means of searching and the exploration of the cultural and social perception of loneliness. The photographs seat themselves within the context of the American road trip within photography and literature: a coming of age journey that is almost entirely male. "Sing Me Back Home" begins with the examination of a heartbreak and the ubiquitous nature of those emotions existing within the irony of isolating and creating her own world while simultaneously going out on the road to search for fulfillment.

Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Feb
27
2019
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Mar
17
2019

Buyer & Cellar

Buyer & Cellar
Description:

Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement mini-mall of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand. One day, the star herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Time: 2/27/19 7:30pm - 3/17/19 6:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Mar
14
2019
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Mar
17
2019

Constellations | Off Center - Burlington

Constellations | Off Center - Burlington
Description:

After successful performances in Warren, Montpelier, South Pomfret, and Waterbury, Green Room Productions’ Constellations is coming to Off Center for Performing Arts for four performances only! In Constellations, the principles of string theory give a love story an epic twist in a play about time, probability, and the power of human connection.

“This play shimmers with the concentration of two actors working tgether to keep each moment fresh and new.” – Seven Days (full review: http://bit.ly/ConstellationsSevenDays )

“An intimately told story of love found, love lost, love found again, and deep love achieved” – Times Argus (full review: http://bit.ly/ConstellationsTimesArgus

“[Joanne Greenberg] and her team (Dominic and Maren Spillane) nailed it. It is inspiring work.” – The Herald of Randolph (full review: http://bit.ly/ConstellationsTheHerald)

“In this extraordinary piece of contemporary theater the magnificent acting and superb writing unite to transcend the audience into a place of super-awareness in which we are transfixed, unable turn our attention away.” - The Vermont Standard

Constellations
By Nick Payne
Directed by Joanne Greenberg
Starring Dominic Spillane and Maren Langdon Spillane

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/constellationsgreenroom
questions: greenroomproductionsvt@gmail.com
All tickets: $15 with Thursday the 14th - Pay What You Can.

Physicist Marianne meets beekeeper Roland at a party. They go for a drink ... or perhaps they don't. Marianne's engaged ... or perhaps Roland is married. Or maybe they're both single. Nick Paynes smash Broadway hit play (in which Jake Gyllenhaal played Roland) takes this chance encounter between two lost souls and opens the door to the infinite possibilities of their relationship. Breathlessly navigating through the spellbinding and romantic journey of being in love, Constellations looks at how the tiniest change in the detail of our lives can lead us on completely different paths.

Time: 3/14/19 7:30pm - 3/17/19 9:00pm
Location: Off Center for the Dramatic Ars, Burlington
Feb
15
2019
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Mar
24
2019

The Light Show

The Light Show
Description:

Emerging from the darkness of a chilly winter and in anticipation of the warmth and renewal of spring, the Jackson Gallery presents an exhibit of unique lamps and lanterns created by Vermont artists. Among the group are Clay Mohrman, Kristian Brevik, York Hill Pottery artisans Elizabeth Saslaw and Susan Kuehnl, and Cindi Duff. The exhibit features artful and surprising choices of design and materials to decorate each source of illumination.

Time: 2/15/19 12:00pm - 3/24/19 5:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater's Jackson Gallery, Middlebury
Mar
6
2019
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Mar
26
2019

Children's Art Exhibition

Children's Art Exhibition
Description:

Burlington City Arts and the Burlington Elementary Schools present the annual Children's Art Exhibition. Student art will be on display in the City Hall Gallery from March 6-26, 2019. A reception will be held on March 12 from 5-5:30 p.m. The award ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street.

Time: 3/6/19 8:00am - 3/26/19 4:30pm
Location: 149 Church Street, Burlington
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
Mar
4
2019
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Mar
29
2019

Color the World with Kindness

Color the World with Kindness
Description:

Main Street Arts presents the artwork of Saxtons River Elementary students explores peace and coloring the world with kindness. On exhibit from March 4th through March 29th. Opening Reception Thursday, March 7th complete with bake sale to support the end of year field trip!

Time: 3/4/19 9:00am - 3/29/19 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Feb
16
2019
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Mar
29
2019

“Close to the Cloth ” A Textile Exhibit

“Close to the Cloth ”  A Textile Exhibit
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont at the Center for Arts and Learning is pleased to announce the opening of “Close to the Cloth”, a textile exhibit featuring the work of Barbara Bendix, Karen Henderson, Stephanie Krauss, Skye Livingston, Kate Ruddle and Neysa Russo. The Gallery has assembled a varied group of Vermont fiber artists that showcase a range of techniques and sensibilities toward textiles. The work ranges from pieces seated firmly in traditional craft to conceptual work that uses fiber as a vehicle, and work that straddles the divide. “Close to the Cloth” will be on view in the Group Exhibitions Hall.

Reception
There will be an opening reception on Thursday March 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is an opportunity to meet many of the artists and enjoy refreshments and purchase local art at affordable prices. Also on exhibit are works from the Gallery’s permanent collection. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

Demo Day – Saturday - March 23rd – 1-3 pm.
Artists will talk about their work and share textile techniques from their work. Skye Livingston will give a demonstration on natural dyeing. Kate Ruddle will give a demo on fabric manipulation to include such techniques as creating three-dimensional forms with pleating and flounces. This is an eclectic group of textile artists, so the techniques will cover an interesting array of techniques.

We invite you to visit the gallery and enjoy the work of these diverse textile artists!

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment.
All shows are free and open to the public.

Time: 2/16/19 12:00pm - 3/29/19 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Feb
14
2019
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Mar
31
2019

At Home

At Home
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to announce “At Home” a show featuring work from twelve of the gallery’s artists alongside furniture from Stone Block Antiques. The inspiration for the show is to exhibit how we can live with artwork in our homes.

Time: 2/14/19 10:00am - 3/31/19 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Mar
1
2019
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Mar
31
2019

Looking North - Contemporary Artists of Canada

Looking North - Contemporary Artists of Canada
Description:

Claire Desjardins • Carol Kapuscinsky • Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa

Group exhibition featuring artists from Edgewater Gallery in Stowe curated by Kelly Holt
On view at Edgewater Gallery: March 2019
Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5-7pm

Edgewater in Stowe brings the energy of the contemporary art scene in Montreal and beyond to Vermont in their upcoming exhibition ​Looking North. T​ he exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt, and features photography, paintings, sculpture and mixed media work. On view for the month of March, the exhibition features two artists whose studios resided in Montreal at times, Claire Desjardins and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, as well as artist Carol Kapuscinsky from Ajax, Ontario whose paintings are currently shown in Montreal and Toronto. This will be Kapuscinsky’s first exhibition in the United States. The gallery will be awash in color and light with brand new work by this dynamic group of artists. The exhibition is woven together by intricate abstract interpretations and the interplay of color and light that are rooted in various elements of the landscape. The opening reception for ​Looking North​ will be held Friday, March 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, during which the artists will host a short discussion of their work.

Award-winning abstract painter Claire Desjardins is originally from Montreal. Desjardins now lives in the natural beauty of the Laurentians, an hour north of the city. Desjardins’ work is exhibited in major cities across the US and Canada. Her paintings have been featured in major motion pictures, TV series, and she just launched her signature collection of women’s apparel under her own label, ​Claire Desjardins by Carré Noir,​ earlier this year. Desjardins states that her work is “​an attempt to decipher the chatter in my head, to put forward a less awkward side of myself, to navigate through my everyday chaos towards calm...The outside world is referenced quite indirectly through the filter of my emotions. Through my work, I find myself expressing sentiments or reactions of which I am consciously unaware.”

Carol Kapuscinsky has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions widely in Quebec and Ontario. The artist has an impressive range of experience teaching workshops to students of all ages, and is an accomplished juror for exhibitions throughout Canada. Kapuscinsky works as a contemporary realist whose process uses minimalist imagery, painting her landscapes with oils on canvas, glazing with thin layers of paint to reveal the transition between the visual and the spiritual while maintaining an unlimited feeling of space. Referencing her studio practice the artist states, “I’m back in the moment with the wind, the sounds and the exquisite beauty of nature. I find it an enormous responsibility to paint a field, a stream, a place, and do it justice.”

Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa is an accomplished sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and bookmaker whose public art projects, installations, and exhibitions continue to receive international acclaim. They appear in museum collections from Finland and Sweden to Guatemala to North Dakota. Scholarly accomplishments include serving as Professor and Associate Dean on the Faculty of Fine Arts and Research at ​Concordia University in Montreal. She has a strong connection with the Vermont landscape, residing in both the Northeast Kingdom and Montreal for many years. For Vigesaa, “The land itself is a central catalyst for much of my artwork. The earth’s surface or what is the face of the land asserts an ever present impact on our daily lives. A sense of place, the vastness of a landscape and the startling details which when examined closely speak to the work. Through the process of making art I take time to confront nature, to research its specific history and attempt to establish an identity of a place and a sense of its spirit.”

For further information on the ​Looking North​ 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.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe • 151 Main Street Stowe Vermont • 802.760.6785 • edgewatergallery.co

Location: Edgewater Gallery Stowe, Stowe
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
Mar
2
2019
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Apr
14
2019

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations
Description:

Mar. 2 - Apr. 14: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations, with an artist’s opening reception Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm. The exhibit continues through April 14, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for March 23, 5 pm.
Gene Parulis has been absorbed in photographing the world for fifty years, and his passion for photography is central to his teaching and traveling. He has taught in diverse places from a mountain village in Algeria to Kuwait University, California to Vermont and has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. He has worked closely with writers, illustrating themes relating to spirituality, and personal and professional development. Included among his collaborations are The Twelve Steps of Forgiveness and The Wisdom of the Self by Paul Ferrini, Teaching as a Meditative Practice by Lauren Alderfer and most recently The Meditative Gardiner by Cheryl Wilfong, winner of several Small Press awards.
Parulis’ latest work shows his continued fascination with digitally manipulated imagery. Through city or deep wood, local or abroad, Parulis leads us into places of stunning beauty and clarity, but he uses the always exquisite details to serve his restless and relentless quest to heighten or magnify mystery, mood and movement. He repeats, splits apart, stretches, reverses and then reconfigures objects and spaces. But whether subtly shifted or acutely altered, Parulis’ newly crafted worlds are totally credible as places we have - or would like to - visit and explore.
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: 3/2/19 5:00pm - 4/14/19 11:59pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
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
Mar
5
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Ray Brown and Toby Bartles - Steps on a Journey – An Exhibit of Two Vermont Painters

Ray Brown and Toby Bartles - Steps on a Journey – An Exhibit of Two Vermont Painters
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont painters Ray Brown and Toby Bartles. Both artists share much in common with the second generation abstract expressionists, as they both draw influence for painterly choices from immediate surroundings such as landscape or architecture to create inner meaning.

Time: 3/5/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
8
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Looking North - Catamount Artists Connect

Looking North - Catamount Artists Connect
Description:

Nineteen Northeast Kingdom artists who are members of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury show their work together at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery.

Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m.

Time: 3/8/19 8:30am - 4/26/19 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
8
2019
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Apr
26
2019

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit
Description:

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our “Pieces of the Past” Native American Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, March 8th from 5pm to 8pm.
The Exhibit will feature a wide variety of items created by earlier generations and contemporary artists from the Abenaki and Mohawk people of the Champlain Valley region. This project is a result of the collaboration between the Chaffee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, College of St. Joseph and Professor Kurt Fetter, and the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. The first floor galleries will include clothing and accessories made for daily wear and special occasions, century-old baskets from both Abenaki and Mohawk artists, a beaded handbag made of tanned deer hide, jewelry, flags, a lacrosse stick, musical instruments, and other objects for ceremonial use. Visual arts include paintings, drawings in ink and charcoal, and photographs that reflect both Mohawk and Abenaki life. “It is good to have a balance between ancient and contemporary,” said Professor Kurt Fetter, of the College of St. Joseph, “otherwise a particular kind of narrative is propagated about Indigenous people.”
Additionally, the second floor galleries will showcase the inspiring works of our Juried Chaffee Member Artists. There will be various media represented in both two and three dimensional work.
This event is free for all to attend. Come experience “Pieces of the Past” and the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion. Mingle with artists and community members while enjoying food tastings, beverages, wine provided by Putney Mountain Winery, music, culture and art.
Please plan on joining us in celebrating Native American Heritage and the talented artists in our community at the March 8th Opening Reception. The Exhibit will be on display until April 26th.
Visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for details, as well as our class offerings and special events. For information, call 802.775.0356, or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT. Winter Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon to 5pm; Saturday 11am to 3pm; Extended hours for classes and events.

Time: 3/8/19 5:00pm - 4/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Mar
9
2019
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Apr
27
2019

Mad River Rug Hookers

Mad River Rug Hookers
Description:

Considered both a craft and an art form, rug hooking with its variety of colors and textures appeals to both young and old alike. Numerous styles and techniques will be on display at this exhibition by the Mad River Hookers. (free)

Meet the artists reception - March 10, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 5 pm
Demonstrations on Saturdays - 1 to 4 pm, March 9 through April 27, (closed Saturday April 20)

Time: 3/9/19 1:00pm - 4/27/19 5:00pm
Location: Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, Waitsfield
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
Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Imperfect Societies

Imperfect Societies
Description:

Featuring film and photography, Imperfect Societies probes themes of history, trauma, and nationhood set within the trope of science fiction. In Icarus 13: The First Journey to the Sun, Kiluanji Kia Henda plunges viewers into parallel traditions at pivotal movements in Angolan history, from the politics of Marxism-Leninism to the practice of witchcraft, as told within sci-fi narratives of the Cold War. Henda employs a sense of humor and criticality in his videos and photography, which often investigates themes of identity, politics, and perceptions of post-colonialism and modernism in Africa. Vietnamese-born artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s work questions the individual’s relationship to history, nationhood, and cultural displacement. In Nguyen’s short film The Island, shot on the Malaysian island Pulau Bidong (once the largest and longest-operating refugee camp after the Vietnam War that also housed Nguyen and his family) we encounter a dystopian future focused on the last two people on earth.

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

Imperfect Societies is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s The Island courtesy for the artist and James Cohan, New York.

Time: 2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty
Description:

Barbara Zucker debut’s her new work, Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty, featuring several black-and-white paintings and an installation of acrylic abstractions inspired by the stylized hairstyles of Tang dynasty tomb figures. Zucker is fascinated by the complex ways in which hair has been used by cultures to convey class, status, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and power throughout the world. Since the 1990s, the artist has explored the subject of hair in her sculpture – how it is shaped, removed, or adorned. In Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty, Zucker transforms seemingly abstract forms into ironic, often humorous, observations on gender and culture.

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

Time: 2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm
Location: BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington
Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego
Description:

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

Rebecca Weisman examines subconscious and psychological spaces of identity. The artist combines video, sound, sculpture, and photography to create a large-scale, immersive installation. Skin Ego is comprised of several narrative threads that weave a story about the body’s corporeal nature. A central component of Skin Ego is the large-scale, eight by twenty foot sculptural recreation of a beached whale that visitors can enter and explore. Incorporating film and performance within her surreal environment, the artist spins a mysterious narrative between the fisherman and whale that expresses the nature of our impermanence.

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.

Rebecca Weisman’s Skin Ego is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Time: 2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm
Location: BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington
Feb
15
2019
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Jun
30
2019

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Description:

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Photographs by Federico Pardo / Interviews Vermont Folklife Center
On display through Summer 2019

Ice Shanties is an exhibition about the structures, people and culture of ice fishing seen through the lens of Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo. Pardo’s large format color photographs of ice shanties at “The Meadows” in Brattleboro, Vermont are paired with audio reflections from the shanty owners drawn from interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.

While Pardo’s shanty portraits provide a window into the material culture of ice fishing, the shanty owner interviews are an opportunity to engage with the human side—the personal, familial and recreational culture—of this winter activity.

For more information visit: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/exhibits-feed/iceshanties

Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury