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Mar
16
2019

Instrument Petting Zoo

Instrument Petting Zoo
Description:

Young Tradition Vermont’s Instrument Petting Zoo will be at this year’s Burlington Irish Heritage Festival both Saturday and Sunday! Instruments can open doors to the world of music and dance for children, which is at the heart of Young Tradition Vermont’s mission. Come see the Zoo and try out an instrument of your choice. The Zoo’s collection includes fiddles, ukuleles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, autoharps, cellos, and basses! Don’t miss this chance to try an instrument and hear the story of its place in the life of a musician.

Time: 3/16/19 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
Mar
16
2019

What's Underneath: A Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

What's Underneath: A Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Description:

n this generative workshop, we’ll focus on creative nonfiction in its various forms. We'll examine how most relatable narrators in nonfiction are often deeply flawed. It is this notion that connects us with the humanity in great writing. But it is also the idea of imperfection that can often be so difficult to write. We’ll talk about our vices and vulnerabilities and how they can be fuel for writing about true life.

Saturday, March 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Teacher: Lindsay Gacad
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Noble Annex I + Conference Room
Sliding scale rates available to make the class accessible to all.
Registration form: https://form.jotform.com/90314548072151

Time: 3/16/19 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
Mar
16
2019

Zama Screening

Zama Screening
Description:

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents a screening of Zama. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Two showings: 3-5pm and 8-10pm

(Lucrecia Martel, Argentina | Brazil | Spain | France | Netherlands | Mexico | Portugal | USA, 2017, 1h 55min) Free

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES
I wish to move towards the past with the same irreverence we have when moving towards
the future. Not trying to document pertinent utensils and facts, because Zama contains
no historicist pretensions. But rather trying to submerge in a world that still today is vast,
with animals, plants, and barely comprehensible women and men. A world that was
devastated before it was ever encountered, and that therefore remains in delirium. The
past in our continent is blurred and confused. We made it this way so we don’t think about
the ownership of land, the spoils on which the Latin American abyss is founded,
entangling the genesis of our own identity. As soon as we begin to peer into the past, we
feel ashamed. ZAMA plunges deep into the time of mortal men, in this short existence
that has been allowed to us, across which we slide anxious to love, trampling exactly that
which could be loved, postponing the meaning of life as if the day that matters the most
is the one that isn’t here yet, rather than today. And yet, the same world that seems
determined to destroy us becomes our own salvation: when asked if we want to live more,
we always say yes.

Best Film of 2018: Film Comment Readers Poll

Time: 3/16/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury
Mar
16
2019

Naked In March

Naked In March
Description:

Naked in March is a one night event and group show featuring nudes in multiple mediums. Event is free.

Time: 3/16/19 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Hive 961 US-2, Middlesex
Mar
16
2019

Prydein & Catamount Pipe Band - St. Patrick's Day Dance Party

Prydein & Catamount Pipe Band - St. Patrick's Day Dance Party
Description:

Party like a Celt with Prydein & CPB. This performance will be the most high energy, calorie crushing, thirst quenching, Irish gig put on by a Scottish Pipe Band that ever was! Hosted by the brilliant Burke Mountain Hotel. Produced and presented by Catamount Film and Arts.

Step 1: Begin with 1/2 oz of Prydein
Call it what you will, celtic-rock, kilt-rock, bagpipe-rock, Scottish-rock or, our favourite, Sham-rock, two things are a constant, Prydein is a rock band that just happens to use the Great Highland Bagpipe of Scotland instead of a Gibson Les Paul coupled with a Marshall Stack which goes "to 11".Often compared to AC/DC on Guinness and Whisky, Prydein gives a high-energy performance loved by young and old.

Step 2: Add 3 dashes of Catamount Pipe Band
Vermont’s premier Scottish bagpipe band is an intergenerational organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Celtic music, tradition, and culture. A competitive band at heart, Catamount Pipe Band is currently the 2018 Northeastern Pipe Band Champion. CPB appeared on the Glasgow green in Scotland this past August for their fourth time as competitors in the World Pipe Band Championships. When not competing....The pipe band is well known for its Celtic "variety show" where audiences will hear tunes from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and more. Shows include several types of traditional instruments fused with an undercurrent of modern percussion giving the music a unique hypnotic feel. The Catamounts are well known in the circuit as a talented, edgy, and sometimes brazen bunch. Wherever they go, a ceilidh is sure to follow!

Step 3: Garnish with zest: Heather Morris Highland & Irish Dancers
Green Mountain Performing Arts is a non-profit dance and performing arts organization offering a variety of classes from Hip Hop and Musical Theater to Ballet and Celtic. www.greenmountainperformingarts.org

Step 4: Grab a burger at the View Pub or some other fine pairing and drink up!

Celebrate safely by staying the night a Burke Mountain Hotel, or please arrange for a designated driver.

SPEND THE NIGHT AT BURKE!
Special Stay Packages Available

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:
To make your reservation call (866) 966-4820 or Book Online here.

To contact Burke Hotel Front Desk call (802) 626-7400

Tickets: $20

Time: 3/16/19 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Burke Mountain Hotel 2559 Mountain Road, East Burke
Mar
16
2019

Kathy and Steven's Long Walk

Kathy and Steven's Long Walk
Description:

Kathy and Steven’s Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago

Saturday, March 16 at 7pm

Adamant Community Club – Martin and Haggett Roads, Adamant
Contact: Rick Winston – winsrick@sover.net ~ 454-7103
In the summer of 2018 Kathy and Steven Light (of the Fyre and Lightning Consort) walked the entire Camino de Santiago, over 500 miles. There are many Camino routes throughout Europe and the Camino Frances, which has been a pilgrim route for over 1,000 years, has become the most popular route to Santiago. Starting in France they climbed over the Pyrenees and continued west through the Basque country, the Rioja region, Leon e Castilla and Galicia to Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre (“the end of the world”) on the Atlantic coast. They will show photos and videos, talk about their experiences and play medieval and traditional music from the Camino on their newly acquired Galician bagpipes and harp, lute, guitar, recorders, whistle, clarinet and more.
Suggested donation: $10, kids under 12 free. Proceeds will go to support the Adamant Community Club. Refreshments available.
For information contact Rick Winston – winsrick@sover.net ~ 454-7103 or on Facebook

Time: 3/16/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Adamant Community Club, Adamant
Mar
16
2019

Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen

Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen
Description:

Maestro of the harmonica since 1969, Stannard is known for his outrageous outfits and intense, high-energy performances. He’s played with some of the greatest Blues players of all time including BB King, Charlie Musselwhite, and John Hammond. He’s shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the late, great James Cotton. Bring your dancing shoes and celebrate the end of winter blues with Vermont's premier blues band!

Time: 3/16/19 7:00pm
Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
Mar
16
2019

The Stockwell Brothers

The Stockwell Brothers
Description:

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary bluegrass and folk quartet The Stockwell Brothers at the Next Stage Cafe on Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 pm. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, JD McCliments Pub will offer an Irish dinner starting at 6:00 pm, while the Stockwells will explore the connections between folk/bluegrass music and the music of Ireland.

Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell's music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.

Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards and Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene, and toured throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. As a trio, they have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Admission is by a $10 suggested donation at the door. Next Stage will provide a wine and beer cash bar. For information, call 802-387-0102. For more information, visit www.stockwellbrothers.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.

Time: 3/16/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill, Putney
Mar
16
2019

Dervish - Irish Traditional Music

Dervish - Irish Traditional Music
Description:

Dervish has brought Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. The Guardian newspaper commented: “Dervish are simply brilliant… they carry Irish history with them.” The sextet is long-established as one of the biggest names in Irish music internationally and are renowned for live performances, which match dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Their studio and live albums – 13 to date – make up one of the outstanding catalogues in Irish music.

All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in northwest Ireland. The group was formed in 1989 when four of the founding members – Shane Mitchell (accordion),Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki) - met while playing informal sessions in the pubs of Sligo. They were soon joined by Roscommon-born singer and bodhran (drum) player Cathy Jordan, and later by all-Ireland Fiddle Champion Tom Morrow in 1998. It’s a remarkable and at times electric combination – “capable of playing with note-perfect accuracy and perfect control at nearly supersonic levels” (Irish Voice, New York).

Dervish marries technical brilliance with a rare sensibility, born of an understanding of the music and many years of playing together. The Irish Times says their “integrity makes the group a formidable heir to the throne abandoned by The Bothy Band, if not a serious contender for The Chieftains’ international space.” The News Journal (Delaware) described Dervish as: “The most compelling, most soulful Irish traditional folk band playing today.

Tickets for Dervish are $22-$34, with discounts for members, seniors, students and the disabled – order online at www.barreoperahouse.org or call the Barre Opera House at 802-476-8188. The Opera House, located at 6 North Main Street in Barre, is handicapped accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired.

Time: 3/16/19 7:30pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Barre
Mar
16
2019

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond
Description:

Longtime Chandler favorites Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy continue to bring their fans on a musical and personal journey. For this special visit to Vermont on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, they’ll feature their children alongside dancers and singers from the Celtic-flavored traditions of their Cape Breton and Ontario homelands. This spirited evening highlights the unique talents, influences, and stories of the first family of traditional fiddling through dancing, singing and, of course, world-class music-making.
Reserved seating: $42-$60
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 3/16/19 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Mar
16
2019

Vermont Comedy All-Stars with Tina Friml

Vermont Comedy All-Stars with Tina Friml
Description:

Join Town Hall Theater for an evening of the Vermont’s best and brightest comics with Vermont’s Funniest Comedian of 2018 and Middlebury’s own Tina Friml. Featuring Tim Bridge, Tracy Dolan and Sky Sandoval.

$20 Main Hall / $15 Balcony

Tickets are available at the THT Box Office: 802-382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday – Saturday noon – 5 pm.

Time: 3/16/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater 68 South Pleasant St., Middlebury
Mar
16
2019

Kat Edmondson

Kat Edmondson Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter. Kat has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan. Part of VAE's Basement Music Series. Visit www.vtartxchange.org for ticket information.

Time: 3/16/19 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington
Mar
16
2019

Russell Malone Quartet

Russell Malone Quartet
Description:

Russell Malone Quartet

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Malone is one of the leading guitarists on the scene today, a mature and revered master. He has recorded with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter or Jimmy Smith, and has 14 albums out as a leader.

In his own words, “I've had some great sideman gigs, but you don't really hear Russell Malone until you hear the Russell Malone band. We're going to show you a good time.”

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel said of Malone, "Obviously, we are in the capable hands of a master. Absolutely fluid touch and beautiful integration between moving lines and harmonic cadences... “

Russell Malone, guitar
Rick Germanson, piano
Luke Sellick, bass
Willie Jones lll, drums

$20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone & In The Moment Records, Brattleboro. $1 extra per CC ticket

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Sponsored by Chris Welles

802 254 9088
www.vtjazz.org
gingervjc@gmail.com

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301

Time: 3/16/19 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
Mar
16
2019

Kat Edmondson

Kat Edmondson
Description:

Vermont Arts Exchange's Basement Music Series Celebrates 15 years of bringing live music to Bennington! Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter. Kat has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan. Visit www.vtartxchange.org for more info and for tickets.

Time: 3/16/19 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington
Jan
19
2019
– THRU –
Mar
16
2019

Life Drawing Studio Session

Life Drawing Studio Session
Description:

Life Drawing Studio Session with Charles Norris-Brown
Saturdays: January 19, February 16, March 16
9 am - 12 pm
$40 if registering in advance for all 3 classes
$15 if registering in advance for 1 class
$20 if paying the day of session

This studio session is for artists at all levels who want to practice their skills drawing from live models. While there is no formal instruction, session sharing is encouraged and an instructor is available for some instruction. Different materials will be available for different evenings for those wishing to experiment (examples include Conte crayons, paint sticks, pastels, brush and ink, etc.) Experienced artists and beginners will all feel at home.

Time: 1/19/19 9:00am - 3/16/19 12:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
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
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

COLOR AND ENERGY

COLOR AND ENERGY
Description:

Learn to loosen up your painting style, paint with more freedom, be more spontaneous, and more expressive in this workshop. Participants will learn how to do each of these while gaining a foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, and pastel are welcome. Materials list provided.
Instructor: David Kessler
March 15-18
9:30am-4:30pm
$475 (member) | $500 (non-member)

Time: 3/15/19 9:30am - 3/18/19 4:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

Film: Fighting With My Family

Film: Fighting With My Family
Description:

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. When only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Directed by Stephen Merchant.

Time: 3/15/19 7:30pm - 3/18/19 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

Film: Green Book

Film: Green Book
Description:

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. Golden Globe winner.

Directed by Peter Farrelly

Time: 3/15/19 9:30pm - 3/18/19 11:59pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
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
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
Mar
16
2019
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Mar
30
2019

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series
Description:

In the revitalized downtown, Hardwick’s own Modern Times Theater is setting up their annual pop-up theater on Main Street. For the fourth consecutive year husband and wife duo Justin Lander and Rose Friedman are bringing a mini-puppetry festival to their hometown. Modern Times Theater performs throughout New England, the East Coast, and have performed puppet shows on three continents. But, according to Friedman and Lander, their favorite shows are here in our own town.
Each weekend features a new installment of “The Perils of Mr. Punch”, chronicling the troubles of puppetry’s favorite loud mouth. These three shows will feature brand new puppet characters, never-before-seen by fans of Mr. Punch. It’s like Saturday morning cartoons, but live! Each week the show ends with a cliffhanger. To find out the rest of the story, audience members will have to come back the following week.
Punch and Judy puppet shows have been performed for over 350 years for the delight of children and their parents. Lander and Friedman have been a part of this tradition for the last twelve years, with their own fast-paced, witty version, which is full of tricks and surprises. Audience members of all ages gleefully participate in this spectacle of silliness. Special guests include Jana Zeller from Sandglass Theater and art activities from GRACE on March 16, Cardboard Tech Instantute’s interactive cardboard Artcade on the 23rd, and New York-based performer Gregory Corbino’s delightful sideshow on March 30.
In addition to the puppet show, audience members can purchase refreshments: cider, coffee, popcorn, and donuts made by Red Sky Trading. Lander DJ’s preshow music, selecting favorites from a collection of vintage 78 rmp records, played on a hand cranked gramophone (audience participation required). And the programs all feature live music played on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump. Due to sell out crowds in 2018, each weekend will have two performances, one at 11 and one at 2. Admission is by a suggested donation of $8 per person: no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Modern Times Theater has partnered with several local business and arts organizations to keep ticket prices affordable. Sponsors include The Whistle Emporium, The PINBOX 3000 and G.R.A.C.E.

Time: 3/16/19 11:00am - 3/30/19 11:59pm
Location: 101 South Main Street, Hardwick
Feb
2
2019
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Mar
31
2019

Cabin Fever 2019: Take Me Away Tour

Cabin Fever 2019: Take Me Away Tour
Description:

The Cabin Fever Series 2019 theme is "Take Me Away", and is designed to stir the creative spirit with travels to distant places. This PopUp exhibit features seven artists who will provide workshops, demonstrations and presentations throughout February and March. The series starts on Feb 2nd with a one day workshop " Creating With Paper" presented by Sandra fw Beaty. Other workshops include "Watercolors" with Annalein Beukencamp, "Searching for the Light" with Mary Martin, and "Success with Plein Air" with Andrew Orr. There are three talks and demos open to the public at no charge with Eric Tobin, Mark Tougias and Nan Carle Beauregard. Visit the website for more information. http://www.bryangallery.org/workshops.php

Time: 2/2/19 11:00am - 3/31/19 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
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
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

"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
Mar
15
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Show 31

Show 31
Description:

The Front presents SHOW 31, March 15 through April 28. Opening reception: Friday, March 15 from 4-8pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! The gallery is 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.

Time: 3/15/19 4:00pm - 4/28/19 5:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
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

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
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

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