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Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Apr
21
2019

VCFA MFA in Film Residency--Thesis Screening: MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY

VCFA MFA in Film Residency--Thesis Screening: MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY

VCFA's MFA in Film spring residency, April 21-27, will feature daily screenings of films by visiting filmmakers and graduating students and a special interactive evening with actor Luis Guzman.All events will be held at Montpelier's Savoy Theater.

Sunday, April 21, Thesis Screening: MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY (with graduating student Jeff Bemiss).
About the film:
Thousands of miles from the politicians in Washington, D.C. wrangling over immigration, there is a place where people are dying. As migrants attempt to circumvent an immigration checkpoint 70 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border in Brooks County, TX, between 300 and 600 succumb to dehydration and exposure every year. Only one in five is ever found. MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY follows two families searching for loved ones who went missing in Brooks County. It is a portrait of a struggling American town, caught in the middle of a shameful death-as-deterrence border policy that has become a proxy version of the national immigration debate.

Q & A with graduating student Jeff Bemiss to follow

4/21/19 9:45am - 11:00am

Savoy Theater, Montpelier

Apr
21
2019

VCFA MFA in Film presents--Thesis Screening: AMERICAN EXILE

VCFA MFA in Film presents--Thesis Screening: AMERICAN EXILE

VCFA's MFA in Film spring residency, April 21-27, will feature daily screenings of films by visiting filmmakers and graduating students and a special interactive evening with actor Luis Guzman.All events will be held at Montpelier's Savoy Theater.

Sunday, April 21, 12:45 pm--Thesis Screening: AMERICAN EXILE, with graduating student John Valadez

About the film:
As teenagers in the 1960s, brothers Valente and Manuel Valenzuela volunteered and fought in Vietnam. Now fifty years later, they are being deported to Mexico; a country they have not been to since childhood. The brothers were shocked to discover they are not alone, across the country there are thousands of honorably discharged US Military veterans who also share their fate. Outraged, they decide to don their uniforms for one last fight, a battle to stop the deportation of military veterans that will go all the way to the White House.

Q & A with graduating student John Valadez to follow

4/21/19 12:45pm - 2:30pm

Savoy Theater, Montpelier

Apr
21
2019

VCFA MFA in Film: Thesis Screening--BROKEN GAIETE

VCFA MFA in Film: Thesis Screening--BROKEN GAIETE

VCFA's MFA in Film spring residency, April 21-27, will feature daily screenings of films by visiting filmmakers and graduating students and a special interactive evening with actor Luis Guzman. All events will be held at Montpelier's Savoy Theater. Follow the link to register for free tickets.

Sunday, April 21, 7:00 pm—Thesis Screening: BROKEN GAIETE, with graduating student Hafid Abdelmoula

About the film:
A Man and a Woman pass through a village that lives by a strange set of rules. How they survive depends on the decisions they make.

Q & A with graduating student Hafid Abdelmoula to follow

4/21/19 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Savoy Theater, Montpelier

Apr
21
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.

4/21/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock

Mar
8
2019
– THRU –
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
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
– THRU –
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

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
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

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