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Friday, April 19, 2019

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Apr
19
2019

Samara Piano Quartet

Samara Piano Quartet

The Samara Piano Quartet joins together four established musicians who have dedicated their professional lives to chamber music. The quartet takes its name from the winged seeds produced by the abundant maple trees surrounding their rehearsal studio in Keene, New Hampshire. Established in the summer of 2017, they bring a thrilling concert to Greensboro, featuring Mozart, Turina, and Brahms. This program features a pre-concert talk, “Chamber Music Inside Out: The Creative Process Involved in Performing Someone Else’s Work.”

4/19/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Apr
19
2019

Mama's Broke | A Powerful Folk Duo

Mama's Broke | A Powerful Folk Duo

Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere. Their two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin, and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion into their performance. Their original – and often dark – compositions push the boundaries of tradition and the constraints of genre. Drawing from old-time, Quebecois, blues, punk, Celtic, Balkan and doom metal, they create a soundscape that is both familiar and new.

Since forming the band in 2014, Mama’s Broke has been gaining momentum fast ; having already completed two European, and several Canadian and U.S. tours. They have performed in a wide range of venues, from circus shows in New Orleans, to pirate ships in Amsterdam, to concert halls in Ireland, to theatres in Brooklyn. In this way, they stay true to the transient nature of folklore, as they travel the world sharing and collecting song.

2017 brought the release of their debut album, Count the Wicked, which earned them a Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year as well as a nomination for an ECMA Rising Star Award.

The driving force behind this band is – and has always been – the commitment to challenge borders between people, places and traditions; while encouraging freedom of expression and community through music.

“Multi-instrumentalists Amy Lou and Lisa Maria are masterful songwriters who sing their lyrics as incantations-- twin prophets who bend our ear effortlessly and beckon us ever forward.”
— Kaia Kater

4/19/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Apr
19
2019

Film: Apollo 11

Film: Apollo 11

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Directed by Todd Douglas Miller.

4/19/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock

Apr
19
2019

The Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters

When The Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. And whether the Quebes (rhymes with “maybe”) are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound. Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It’s been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling together as pre-teens.The sisters’ past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were ages 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton, and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do. The girls earned solo and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The Quebes’ evolution from the whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers they were back then to the smokin’-hot young adult Americana band they are today is a remarkable story, by any measure. Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others. Today, after more than a decade of travelling the U.S. and the world, and recording three acclaimed albums, Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe are pros in a variety of genres, and count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters. The Quebes’ unbridled passion for American music, along with their talent, skills and a lot of hard work, have taken them far beyond their wildest early aspirations.“One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like The Quebe Sisters come along every day,” famed Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs told listeners on his own show on Nashville’s WSM. “Give them your undivided attention, and if you’re not already, you too, will become a fan.”

4/19/19 7:30pm

Barre Opera House, Barre

Apr
19
2019

Kibling Hill Trio

Kibling Hill Trio

Come enjoy an evening of traditional music and song from Ireland and beyond with the trio Kibling Hill. Local musicians Rachel Clark, Rob DeMarco, and George White are all veterans of the VT/New England folk music scene and have recently combined to bring you new favorites on fiddle, wooden flute, guitar and vocals.

4/19/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Upper Valley, Norwich

Apr
17
2019
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Apr
19
2019

PORTRAITS ALLA PRIMA

PORTRAITS ALLA PRIMA

Learn how to create portraits in your wet media of choice: acrylic, pastels, gouache, or watercolor. Each day participants will create a portrait of a new figure model. Materials list provided.
Instructor: Karen Winslow
April 17-19
9:30am-4:30pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

4/17/19 9:30am - 4/19/19 4:30pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jan
21
2019
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Apr
19
2019

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

“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.

1/21/19 9:00am - 4/19/19 5:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Apr
2
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Central / Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society at The T.W. Wood Gallery

Central / Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society at The T.W. Wood Gallery

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 the newly combined Central Vermont / Northeast Kingdom Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The Vermont Watercolor Society will exhibit works of Janice Avery, Lisa Beach, Joann DiNicola, Gary Eckhart, Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge and more at the T.W. Wood Gallery, A Museum of American Art.

April 2nd - April 26th, 2019

Opening Reception: April 4th, 5:00 -7:00 PM

4/2/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

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

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.

3/5/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm

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

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.

3/8/19 8:30am - 4/26/19 4:30pm

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

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.

3/8/19 5:00pm - 4/26/19 5:00pm

Chaffee Art Center, Rutland

Mar
9
2019
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Apr
27
2019

Mad River Rug Hookers

Mad River Rug Hookers

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)

3/9/19 1:00pm - 4/27/19 5:00pm

Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, Waitsfield

Mar
15
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Show 31

Show 31

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.

3/15/19 4:00pm - 4/28/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Mar
19
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

Northern Daughters is pleased to present recent works from Cameron Davis at their Annex Gallery in Shelburne, VT. Davis’ work emerges from the intersection of art, ecology, social and environmental justice. Her paintings are a vehicle for exploring issues of conscious perception and living sustainably in a warming world. Davis is a member of the Ecoart Network, and Senior Lecturer with the University of Vermont Department of Art & Art History, including teaching transdisciplinary courses on Art & Ecology.

On view March 18th - April 28th 2019
Opening Reception: March 29th 2019, 5-7p

3/19/19 8:00am - 4/28/19 6:00pm

Northern Daughters Annex, Shelburne

Mar
20
2019
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May
4
2019

Figure in the Landscape

Figure in the Landscape

The show will run from March 20 – May 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23 from 3-5pm.

This will be the third time BigTown has showed Peter Fried’s work. To this point Fried’s exhibited work has come from a collection of what he calls his “Infrastructure Paintings” — landscapes of gas stations, roadways, bridges, and other working environments — but Figure in the Landscape, featured in BigTown’s Center gallery, takes the genre of landscape into new territory. The exhibition will feature a series of recent work, paintings of bathers at swimming holes in and around Vermont, and showcases Fried’s adeptness in depicting scenes of life in nature with ingenuity and ease.

Fried was born in Prague and educated in Scotland at St. Martin’s, and The Slade School of Fine Art in London, before moving to Vermont where he has resided since 1995. Throughout his body of work runs a theme of immersion in nature and a connection to his surroundings. On the experiential quality of painting, Fried writes: “I may enter a state of communion with what I perceive. There appears a seamless continuum between feeling and felt object. I enjoy this state of being.” His latest work reflects this distinct sense of communion and emotion in every piece.

3/20/19 10:00am - 5/4/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester

Mar
30
2019
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May
4
2019

Just a Matter of Perspective Exhibit

Just a Matter of Perspective Exhibit

Matthew J. Peake began his art career with realistic renderings of the nude, but his obsession with movement has taken him in the direction of both the creation of mobiles and the composing and displaying of his works on a rotational frame (The RoFrame). Using the latter device, his work has become more abstracted. His paintings have been rotated during the making of them, resulting in finishes pieces which can be viewed with interest from any direction. Both of these aspects are honored by exhibiting them on a rotating frame, a device which allows a viewer to see the painting one way, and invites them to easily turn the piece any number of degrees to view it from a completely different perspective. Matthew’s interactive paintings on The RoFrame will prompt a dialogue between the viewer and artist about relationships and how changes in perspective change those relationships.

Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland

Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin

Walking a line between impulse and calculation, Teresa Celemin creates work combining figure drawing, abstract marks, words, symbols and fantastical creatures.

Exhibit on display March 19 - May 4, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm & Sat: 12-4pm

BASH fundraiser & reception: Fri., April 12, 7-9PM (please visit website for ticket info).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Oceans cover more than 70% of our globe and they are teeming with life, from single celled organisms and invertebrates to giant sea mammals, to yet undiscovered monsters lurking in the depths!

This group show of 26 artists includes 2-D and 3-D artworks, real & imagined, that are inspired by oceanic life forms.

Exhibit on display March 19 - May 4, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm & Sat: 12-4pm

Opening Reception and BASH fundraiser: Fri., April 12, 7-9PM (please visit website for ticket info).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
20
2019
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May
5
2019

Bringing the Bull Home

Bringing the Bull Home

The show will run from March 20 – May 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23 from 3-5pm.

Bringing the Bull Home is a selection of works from Vermont visionary psychedelic artist and poet Rick Skogsberg. The show will feature works on paper, ceramics from his new series “Plates, Platters, and Trays”, and painted shoes from the Can’t Lose Shoes collection. This show, featured in BigTown’s Main gallery, comes hot on the heels of Skogsberg’s latest exhibition at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City this past January.

Over the past ten years, Rick Skogsberg has amassed a collection of 250 black and white drawings, graphic manipulations of those drawings and color prints, as well as 300 pairs of hand-painted shoes. In 2016, his shoe collections—the Stalking Stealth Shoes and Bloody Hell Boots—were shown at the Satellite Art Fair as part of Art Miami Basel, for which he received significant critical attention. His latest endeavor is titled, “Plates, Platters, and Trays” and began in January of 2018. Of the collection, he writes: “commemorative and recycled from my parents’ era is what I’ve sought. And I’ve found them everywhere.”

3/20/19 10:00am - 5/5/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, Rochester

Apr
8
2019
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May
10
2019

Home At Heart - an exhibit of the artwork of Fiona Morehouse

Home At Heart - an exhibit of the artwork of Fiona Morehouse

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18 5:30 to 7 pm

Home at Heart is the journey toward belonging, a sense of home within the tension of the human experience. With vibrant color and rhythmic movement, Fiona Morehouse's expressive realism provides an invitation to explore the dwellings of the mind and the landscapes of the spirit.

Fiona paints predominantly with a palette knife and sometimes with her fingers, creating an energetic narrative that transcends time and space. With vibrant color and rhythmic movement, her style of expressive realism provides an invitation to explore the landscapes of the spirit.

Fiona’s work can be found in private collections around the world. She has studied art in Italy, has made art in India, and has taught art in New Zealand and Central America. She has founded and directed 3 community-based art studios and has multiple permanent public art installations across the country.

Fiona studied fine art and music at McDaniel College where she received her BFA in 1999. She continued graduate study in ceramic art at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and then painting at The Art Students League in New York. She now lives and works in Putney, Vermont and Vinalhaven, Maine.

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Apr
10
2019
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May
19
2019

Once

Once

Winner of eight Tony Awards, Once is a truly original theatrical experience. Based on the hit movie and featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, Once tells the enchanting story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. A musical collaboration becomes much more as their songs and lives become intertwined. Hansard and Irglová’s Oscar-winning music will take audiences on a heartbreakingly romantic journey.

Northern Stage, White River Junction

Apr
18
2019
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May
26
2019

The Dialects of Line, Color, and Texture Visual Discussion

The Dialects of Line, Color, and Texture Visual Discussion

Elizabeth Billings is a collaborative maker and ikat weaver who loves, and creates, public art. She describes her installations as “an investigation of wonder.” She lives and works in Tunbridge.

Frank Woods is primarily a painter. His landscapes and Kimono paintings are closely linked in their shared exploration of line, tone, texture and composition. “For me, drawing is the foundation upon which all of this rests.” Frank lives in Montpelier.

Elizabeth Fram is a multi-disciplinary artist, relying heavily upon her drawing practice to inform her textiles. “I apply the formal principles of line, form, and color, in tandem with the textural qualities inherent in textiles to explore image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities it contributes to elevate the other.” Elizabeth lives in Waterbury.

4/18/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 7:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts Gallery, Greensboro

Apr
4
2019
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May
31
2019

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Northern Daughters is pleased to announce “Keep it Simple” a solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Sessions. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from April tth through May 31st with an opening reception on April 19th from 5-8pm. During the opening reception Hannah Sessions will speak about her process and this body of work. Greg Bernhard, her husband and co-owner of Blue Ledge Farm, will read excerpts from his new poetry anthology “Goats & Those Who Live By Them”.

4/4/19 10:00am - 5/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Oct
30
2018
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Jun
1
2019

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

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

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Imperfect Societies

Imperfect Societies

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.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

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

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.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington

Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

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.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington

Apr
1
2019
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Jun
11
2019

Summit School Spring Music Classes

Summit School Spring Music Classes

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….

The Spring 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.

- Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Singing and more!
- Classes start April 1st and run through June 11th
- Cost is $25 per class.
- For full class descriptions and other details, visit: www.summit-school.org

Mondays
Old Time Banjo with Ted Ingham | 8 classes | April 1 - May 20
Old Time Mandolin with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | April 1 - April 15

Tuesdays
Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 8 classes | April 2, 9, 30; May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11

Wednesdays
Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | April 24 - May 29
Foot Percussion Basics with Ellen Cooke | 6 classes | April 3 - May 8 (no class April 17)

Thursdays
Rags and Blues for Fiddle with Mark DiStefano | 6 classes | April 1 - May 9
Advanced Blues Guitar with Dave Keller | 4 classes | April 4, 11, 25; May 2

Fridays
Klezmer Tunes with Oliver Zeichner | 6 classes | April 5 - May 17 (no class April 19)

For questions regarding these classes, please visit www.summit-school.org, or contact Yasi Zeichner at yazbozz@gmail.com

4/1/19 7:30pm - 6/11/19 8:00pm

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier

Apr
2
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment, new work featured by Vermont artist Janet Van Fleet, will be on view at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery from April 2 through June 28, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 4, 4-7 PM. The exhibit explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

4/2/19 8:00am - 6/28/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier

Feb
15
2019
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Jun
30
2019

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture

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

Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury

Jul
13
2018
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Sep
6
2019

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.

In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.

OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk

7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Apr
15
2019
– THRU –
Oct
25
2019

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections

Showcasing items from the Vermont Historical Society collections spanning the Civil War to World War II, visitors can examine how posters have been an important part of the wartime effort, for everything from recruitment to support on the homefront. In a pre-digital world, inspiring artwork and pithy phrases were a key way the United States government could boost patriotism and gain material support. Viewing these posters alongside each other allows you to see similarities and differences as that messaging evolved over a century.

History Center exhibits are open Monday-Friday & Second Saturdays, 9am-4pm. Admission is by donation.

Vermont History Center, Barre