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Apr
20
2019

Fun with Forms Poetry Workshop

Fun with Forms Poetry Workshop
Description:

What is poetic form and why might we use it? Sonnets, haikus and villanelles are just a few of the hundreds of poetic forms that some writers use to add structure, rhythm and musicality to their poems. Form may seem intimidating, but it can be a way to find freedom, innovation and playfulness with our writing. In this workshop, we’ll read poems in various forms, then play with fun and easy forms in our own writing, including the abecedarian, the “telephone number poem” and the cinquain. All levels of experience are welcome! This free workshop is offered in partnership with Poem City. Please bring paper and a pen.

Saturday, April 20th, 10am-12pm
Teacher: Rebecca Jamieson
Vermont College of Fine Arts, “Vault” room (in College Hall, across from Cafe Anna)
Ages 15 and up. Class size limited to 12 students.

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/90314254503144

Time: 4/20/19 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
Apr
20
2019

Burlington Glassblowing Challenge: 4/20 Edition

Burlington Glassblowing Challenge: 4/20 Edition
Description:

Ever been interested in trying out glassblowing? Now you can FOR FREE! Bern Gallery's next "Burlington Glassblowing Challenge," A glassblowing competition for everyone is on April 20th! Free to enter, participants have 3 min to gather the largest clear marble they can! Winner takes home an awesome prize AND a trophy! This special 4/20 edition of The Burlington Glassblowing Challenge is Pros vs Amateurs!

Time: 4/20/19 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Bern Gallery, 135 Main Street, Burlington
Apr
20
2019

Seventh Annual Poetry Society of Vermont Reading at Phoenix Books

Seventh Annual Poetry Society of Vermont Reading at Phoenix Books
Description:

Join members of the Poetry Society of Vermont for a celebration of National Poetry Month! Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook. This will be the sixth annual PSOV reading at Phoenix Books Burlington.

Time: 4/20/19 2:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Essex (2 Carmichael St), Burlington
Apr
20
2019

Dogman Screening

Dogman Screening
Description:

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents a screening of Dogman. In Italian with English subtitles.

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

(Matteo Garrone, Italy | France, 2018, 1h 43min) Free

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

As often happens in my films, at the beginning of Dogman, there’s a visual suggestion, an image, an inversion of perspective: that of some dogs, locked inside cages, that act as witnesses to the explosion of human brutality… an image that goes back to ten years ago, when, for the first time, I thought about making this film. But was it really this film?

Hard to say, because over time, Dogman changed along with me, becoming a film that was always new, always different. Some of the original ideas made it to the end, but they don’t exhaust, for me, the more profound meaning of the story that I wanted to tell; Dogman, for example, is not simply a film about vengeance, even if vengeance (or better yet, redemption) plays an important role, just as it’s also not solely a variation on the (eternal) theme of the struggle between weak and strong.

Instead, it’s a film that, despite having an “extreme” story, puts forward something that concerns all of us: the consequences of the daily choices we make in order to survive, of the yesses that we say which bring us to no longer being able to say no, to the difference between who we are and who we believe we are. Through this examination of the profound, by bringing us up close to a man’s loss of innocence, I think the film is universal, “ethical” but not moralistic: because of this, it’s important for me to underline the distance the film has from the news story that liberally inspired it. Everything, starting from the locations, the characters, their psychologies, has been transfigured.

Time: 4/20/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury, Middlebury
Apr
20
2019

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance
Description:

The Vermont chapter of USA Dance is hosting its monthly social dance, Saturday April 20 . If you've ever wanted to try ballroom dance, our social starts with two lessons to get you moving!

Who: USA Dance Green Mountain Chapter (http://www.dancevermont.org)
Where: Elley-Long Music Center - 223 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT (At Fort Ethan Allen)
When: Sat., April 20th 6:30PM-11:00PM

Attire from jeans up to full formal wear is acceptable.
-Clean shoes highly recommended for the dance floor.
-No Partner Necessary!
Price:
$15 - General Admission
$10 - Seniors, Students, and USA Dance Members

Evening Schedule:
6:30: Doors Open with open dance
7:00-7:45 West Coast Swing
7:45-8:30: Introductory Cha Cha with Patti Penebianco*
8:30-11:00: Open social dancing in various styles of Ballroom, Latin, and
Swing!

*Patti has danced for many years as a competitor, teacher and judge of competitions. Please check out her history: http://www.wikidancesport.com/wiki/11250/patricia-panebianco
http://www.nydancesportcentre.com/pattipanebianco.html.

Time: 4/20/19 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Location: Elley-Long Music Center - 223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester
Apr
20
2019

Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night - Dana & Sue Robinson

Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night - Dana & Sue Robinson
Description:

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

As always, Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night will be hosted by Vermont bluegrass band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing. This month's special guests will be Dana and Sue Robinson.

Dana and Sue are Vermont based singer-songwriters who also love playing southern old-time music and traditional English and Southern Mountain Ballads.

Time: 4/20/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Masonic Hall Catamount Arts 115 Eastern Ave., Saint Johnsbury
Apr
20
2019

Film: Apollo 11

Film: Apollo 11
Description:

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.

Time: 4/20/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Apr
20
2019

Sound Investment at Town Hall Theater

Sound Investment at Town Hall Theater
Description:

The Sound Investment, Middlebury College’s big band, brings the tradition of Duke Ellington and the Dorsey Brothers to Town Hall Theater for dancing and listening on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30. Under the direction of noted jazz musician Dick Forman, Sound Investment is comprised of some of the best student musicians Middlebury College has to offer. “I’m always amazed when I meet college students who love jazz, and when they arrive on campus they’re already terrific jazz musicians,” says THT executive director Douglas Anderson.  “This band has been top-flight for five or six decades, and it just seems to get better and better.” This special evening will benefit the work of Project Independence/Elderly Services.

Saturday, Apr. 20
7:30 pm
$15 general / $10 students, $1 preservation fee

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

Time: 4/20/19 7:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater 68 S. Pleasant Street, Middlebury
Apr
20
2019

Brandon Music welcomes the new ensemble Phil Henry and The News Feed

Brandon Music welcomes the new ensemble Phil Henry and The News Feed
Description:

On Easter Saturday, April 20th, Brandon Music is delighted to welcome for the first time Phil Henry and The News Feed. Phil Henry is an accomplished musician. When performing as a guest artist with Melissa D and later Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette Brandon Music audiences were enthralled by his musical skill and great vocals. Phil is a formally trained musician who loves to create beautiful chords and a big acoustic sound. This time Phil performs with his new ensemble, Phil Henry & The News Feed , featuring Brendan Coyle on drums, Mitch Barron on upright and fretless bass, and Jeff Kimball on a kitchen-sink level variety of instruments such as piano, accordion, acoustic and electric mandolins, synthesizer, toy piano, and glockenspiel. According to Seven Days the band offers audiences layered textures of sound, and "vivid lyrical imagery that captures the imagination." So if you want to enjoy a special Easter family event this is a show not to be missed.

Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Call Edna (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733 www.brandon-music.net

Time: 4/20/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Apr
20
2019

ZappaFest

ZappaFest
Description:

UVM's ZappaFest will feature a concert by the UVM Jazz Ensemble performing a program of Frank Zappa’s classic songs arranged for big band by the renowned New York-based arranger and alto saxophonist Ed Palermo. Palermo will be on hand and will perform with the student musicians. Joining Palermo and the Jazz Ensemble will be Napoleon Murphy Brock, who was the lead singer in the Zappa band during the 1970s. This is a "must concert not just for Zappa fans for anyone who likes music that is inventive, intellectually and artistically stimulating and a lot of fun," says UVM's Jazz Studies director Alex Stewart. The event will also feature a Zappa symposium on Friday with the author of a biography of the musician from 3 to 4:30 in the UVM Recital Hall. The symposium is free but tickets are required for the concert. They are available here: https://uvmtickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx

https://www.uvm.edu/uvmnews/news/zappafest-feature-frank-zappas-music-performed-uvm-jazz-ensemble-symposium-zappa-author

 

 

Time: 4/20/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: UVM Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom, Burlington
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
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 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

Time: 4/2/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm
Location: 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
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
Mar
19
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis
Description:

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

Time: 3/19/19 8:00am - 4/28/19 6:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Annex, Shelburne
Mar
20
2019
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May
4
2019

Figure in the Landscape

Figure in the Landscape
Description:

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.

Time: 3/20/19 10:00am - 5/4/19 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester
Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin
Description:

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).

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Deep Blue

Deep Blue
Description:

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).

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Mar
30
2019
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May
4
2019

Just a Matter of Perspective Exhibit

Just a Matter of Perspective Exhibit
Description:

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.

Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Mar
20
2019
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May
5
2019

Bringing the Bull Home

Bringing the Bull Home
Description:

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.”

Time: 3/20/19 10:00am - 5/5/19 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, Rochester
Apr
10
2019
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May
19
2019

Once

Once
Description:

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.

Location: 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
Description:

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.

Time: 4/18/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 7:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts Gallery, Greensboro
Apr
4
2019
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May
31
2019

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple
Description:

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”.

Time: 4/4/19 10:00am - 5/31/19 5:00pm
Location: 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
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
Apr
1
2019
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Jun
11
2019

Summit School Spring Music Classes

Summit School Spring Music Classes
Description:

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

Time: 4/1/19 7:30pm - 6/11/19 8:00pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier