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Thursday, May 16, 2019

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May
16
2019

ArtSmart: Investigation & Insight Into Works by Master Composers

ArtSmart: Investigation & Insight Into Works by Master Composers

Event sponsored by Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society

Bring a brown bag lunch* and join Artistic Director Jia Kim for a behind-the-scenes look at the classical music world and Chamber Music! This educational talk will focus on investigation and insight into works by master composers Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok and Bridge! Ms. Kim will share information about the music selections and the composers.

Reservations are required for this free series. Go to our website or call the box office 802-760-4634 to reserve your seat, today!

*Pick up lunch from Edelweiss Mountain Deli on the Mountain Road and enjoy 20% off all prepared foods, including soups, salads and sandwiches. Call ahead (802) 253-4034 and say you are requesting the ArtSmart lunch deal and show your ticket at pick up!

5/16/19 1:00pm

Stowe Community Church, 137 Main Street, Stowe

May
16
2019

Opening Reception: New Exhibits at Studio Place Arts

Opening Reception: New Exhibits at Studio Place Arts

Join us for the opening of three new exhibits:
Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM

Main Floor Gallery: Fault Lines. Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world.

Second Floor Gallery: Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles. Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces.

Third Floor Gallery: Present Continuous: Commentary and Form. Works by Diane Sophrin combine rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color.

Exhibits on display through June 29, 2019. Visit www.studioplacearts.com for more info.

5/16/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

May
16
2019

Music @ The Cafe: The Zeichner Trio

Music @ The Cafe: The Zeichner Trio

The Zeichner Trio is a sibling band that plays traditional Irish and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4 and 5-string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi with fiddle and sean nós dance. Bringing age-old melodies alive with creativity in voice and instrument, the group has gained a reputation in Vermont as standard-bearers of the tradition. Since 2012, they have entertained audiences with lively fiddle tunes and dance steps, mournful ballads, lyrical bagpipes, and timeless banjo – and some sibling banter, of course. The trio‘s music is an essential part of the fabric of their lives and community, and they hope that sharing what they do brings inspiration to their audiences.

There is no cover, but please tip your servers and performers.

5/16/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hardwick Street Cafe, Greensboro

May
16
2019

Benjamin Dangl launches The Five Hundred Year Rebellion at Phoenix Books

Benjamin Dangl launches The Five Hundred Year Rebellion at Phoenix Books

Join Benjamin Dangl to celebrate the launch of his new book, The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia. Benjamin Dangl has a PhD in Latin American history from McGill University and has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for over fifteen years, covering politics and protest movements for outlets such as The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Vice, and others. He is the author of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia and Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America. Dangl edits TowardFreedom.org, a progressive perspective on world events, and teaches at Champlain College.

5/16/19 7:00pm

Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington

May
16
2019

"Amelie" the musical

"Amelie" the musical

The award-winning St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre presents an all-student production of "Amelie: the Musical", based on the charming movie starring Audrey Tatou.

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

5/16/19 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury

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

May
4
2019
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May
30
2019

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall

Tom Hall's show, Paintings of Local Structures, will be featured in the Gallery at The Space On Main for the month of May. Opening reception on May 3rd (First Friday) 5:00–7:00pm and for public viewing hours 3:00–5:00pm on subsequent Fridays throughout the month.

These paintings were done in the last few years. Tom continues his interest in local landscapes as a source of subject matter.

Tom has lived, worked and painted in the Upper Valley since arriving in 1975. He recently retired from a 37 year stint as the bartender at the Colatina Exit Restaurant.

Artist's Portfolio:
https://artbytomhall.wordpress.com

Visit https://thespaceonmain.org/gallery for more information. If you cannot make it to a public viewing time, but would like to see the art, please do not hesitate to contact us at thespaceonmain@gmail.com

The Space On Main, Bradford

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

May
1
2019
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Jun
1
2019

2019 Student Art Show

2019 Student Art Show

Featuring works from Stowe Elementary, Stowe Middle School, Stowe High School, and guests Rumney Elementary in Middlesex. Join us for the opening reception Wednesday, May 1, 3pm-6pm, which will mark the 38th year of exhibiting local students' work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream and refreshments will be served. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and tasty treats, reception guests will be invited to participate in an art activity.

5/1/19 10:00am - 6/1/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

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

May
1
2019
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Jun
1
2019

Helen Day Art Center 38th Annual Student Art Show

Helen Day Art Center 38th Annual Student Art Show

Featuring the extraordinary artistic talents of students in the greater Stowe area.

The show opens Wednesday, May 1st and runs through Saturday, June 1st. Stowe Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Mountain River School students exhibit their artwork along with students from this year’s guest school, Middlesex’s Rumney Memorial School.

The opening reception takes place at the Art Center on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00pm-6:00pm and marks our 38th year of exhibiting local students’ work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream will be served thanks to Ben and Jerry’s. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and refreshments, reception guests can also participate in an art activity. The community is invited to support area youth and discover the talents of these masters in the making.

The artwork includes a great variety of media and subject matter taught by dedicated art teachers: Kayla Hoffman, Stowe Elementary; Jennifer Anthony and Tim Waite, Stowe Middle School; Kate Crouse and Carleen Zimbalatti, Stowe High School; Jen Volansky, Mountain River School; and Jennifer Campbell, Rumney Memorial School.

The exhibition is made possible by our generous Sponsors: Cafe on Main, Hickok & Boardman Inc., Stowe Hardware, The Bagel, Woodbury Mountain Toys, Yellow Turtle, and Ben and Jerry’s; Media Sponsors: Stowe Reporter, StoweToday.com and X Press Print & Copy; and Grantors: National Endowment for the Arts and Vermont Arts Council.

Helen Day Art Center
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00pm and by appointment
90 Pond St
Stowe, VT 05672

Contact:
Danielle Naylor
Education Manager
Helen Day Art Center
802.253.8359
education@helenday.com
www.helenday.com

5/1/19 3:00pm - 6/1/19 11:59pm

90 Pond St., Stowe

May
3
2019
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Jun
2
2019

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN

OFF THE GROUND PLANE explores architectural rhythms and harmonies in Danny Sagan’s futuristic watercolors.
“It’s the variables that are interesting not the rules themselves”.

5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/2/19 1:00pm

Local 64, Montpelier

May
3
2019
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Jun
2
2019

OFF THE GROUND PLANE BY DANNY SAGAN

OFF THE GROUND PLANE BY DANNY SAGAN

OFF THE GROUND PLANE is an exhibition of watercolors by Danny Sagan that explore architectural rhythms and harmonies in futuristic schemes. Riffing on his favorites he creates mood freed from the constraints of gravity, energy and human needs. "It's the variables that are interesting not the rules themselves".

5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/2/19 8:00pm

LOCAL 64, Montpelier

May
4
2019
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Jun
2
2019

BIDING: Exploration of Quiet Expectation

BIDING: Exploration of Quiet Expectation

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of BIDING: Exploration and Expectation, a group exhibition of contemplative and quietly reflective non-objective paintings by Janis Pozzi Johnson and Charlie Bluett, accompanied by the sculptural hand-thrown porcelain vessels of ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy. Exhibition will open May 4th, from 3-5pm, and the public is invited to attend. On view at 17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe VT May 4th, 2019 - June 2, 2019.

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

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

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

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

Apr
27
2019
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Jun
9
2019

David Rohn: Watercolors

David Rohn: Watercolors

David Rohn was born in Chicago in 1934 and grew up in the small town of Ludington, along the shore of Lake Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design and stepped into a creative life richly lived as cartoonist, puppeteer, printmaker, teacher and painter.

Running parallel to his explorations in abstract painting and printmaking, and during his tenure at Windham College in Putney, Vermont, in the mid-1960s and ’70s, David’s watercolor painting gave relief from the more formal demands and cultural mandates of artistic invention and novelty of non-figurative oil painting. The delicate washes and expansive passages of color represent liberation from an art world of expectation and judgement. His modest still-lifes are deceptively loose and easy, and we’re comforted by the associations we bring to his unassuming and familiar scenes.

In 1953, I was the kid who was good at drawing, actually one of three in eighth grade. I did airplanes. After hundreds of airplanes, then dozens of cartoons, I was introduced to looking at paintings. I began to learn about the language of visual art: not depiction, but the secret language—form, color, symmetry, rhythm. This felt fundamental.

I thought I might give it a go.

There are other secret languages in art, of course, including some I don’t quite grasp. Art, done well, Is a way of twanging the mind, and the mind is infinitely resonant. Who knows what’s coming next? For me it’s mainly the classical ideas of form/color/architecture, plus the paradox of 3-D on a 2-D surface that Cézanne calls attention to.

Working from observation offers an endless variety of visual situations, and has the bonus of requiring prolonged intimate contact with plain stuff—a jar, an apple. I begin by gathering in. I yield to it. Later, I play with what I have harvested, playing the dialogue between the parts.

Sometimes a dynamic equilibrium results—a perpetually self-charging energy source. That’s the goal.

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro

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
29
2019
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Jun
14
2019

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch, an exhibition of sculpture and works on paper on view in the Fried Family Gallery from April 27-June 14, 2019. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 4-5:30 pm, with remarks by the artist at 5 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch is an exhibition showcases the artist’s fascination with exploratory drawing as the basis for work that invokes a sense of touch. Using tape, fiber, fiberglass mesh, and hydrostone, she creates installations and stand-alone pieces that act both in collaboration and resistance to material. “All of my work is rooted in drawing,” Weisberg observes. It is her desire to establish sensory awareness of spatial relationships between the human body and material, one that is “dynamic, improvisational, and mutable.”

A native of Philadelphia, Debra Weisberg graduated from the Tyler School of Art and currently lives and works in the Boston area. Known both nationally and internationally for large installations and smaller works that explore drawing in physical terms, she has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; the East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art in New York; and in numerous venues in the Boston area, including the Art Complex Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, Danforth Art, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Gallery Kayafas, Lesley University, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

4/29/19 11:00am - 6/14/19 8:00pm

Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury

May
15
2019
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Jun
15
2019

Listen to the Wind

Listen to the Wind

Charles Norris-Brown, solo show, exhibiting original illustrations from his children's book Did Tiger Take the Rain?, originally published by Green Writers Press and now being offered as open source through Pratham Books of India plus illustration studies from his graphic novel in progress. Plus framed watercolors and float framed ink drawings on board.

5/15/19 11:00am - 6/15/19 5:00pm

Canal Street Art Gallery, Bellows Falls

Apr
22
2019
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Jun
15
2019

All You See Is Glory; Big Stars and Maritime Moments photographs by Peter Cunningham

All You See Is Glory; Big Stars and Maritime Moments photographs by Peter Cunningham

Rock n’ roll stars are paired with island photographs from Peter Cunningham’s life on Grand Manan Island in the Canadian Bay of Fundy. “Everywhere we turn, life we’ve known is disappearing before our eyes,” Cunningham said. “Whether it’s trust, values, common sense, or simply home grown vegetables, we feel familiar worlds slipping away.” In time, this island and these big stars will fade away, but Peter Cunningham’s powerful photographs have captured their beauty and glory for all time.

Peter Cunningham's work has been exhibited in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, and Berlin. He teaches “Photography as Zen Practice” in the U.S. and China, and is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are We There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and Time.” Cunningham’s teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, improvisational dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, and singer-songwriter Janis Ian.

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

May
11
2019
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Jun
22
2019

Retrospective of Two Generations

Retrospective of Two Generations

Hallie Richards Monroe's stained glass work uses contemporary and traditional vitreous glass painting techniques, that are fired in a kiln and are fused to the surface of the glass. Sometimes she uses sand blasting and etching with hydrofluoric acid to effect the surface of the glass. Then the glass pieces are assembled into a stained glass panel, using cooper foil or lead came to hold all the puzzle pieces together. Hallie's passion of illustration gives me the desire to incorporate conceptual imagery and the beauty of nature into most of her artwork. She has been doing stained glass commissions for over 35 years.

5/11/19 12:00pm - 6/22/19 6:00pm

Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland

May
8
2019
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Jun
23
2019

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

The show will run from May 8 – June 23, 2019 with an opening reception for on Saturday, May 11 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of mixed-media paintings by outsider artist, Jason Horwitz.

5/8/19 10:00am - 6/23/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main Street, Rochester

May
8
2019
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Jun
23
2019

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

The shows will run from May 8 – June 23, 2019 with an opening reception for both on Saturday, May 11 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of photography by Cathy Cone.

5/8/19 10:00am - 6/23/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester

May
3
2019
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Jun
25
2019

The Art of Wood Exhibit at Brandon Artists Guild

The Art of Wood Exhibit at Brandon Artists Guild

"The Art of Wood" is the theme for this exhibit of member artists' works celebrating the Brandon Artists Guild's 20th anniversary. Artists will interpret the theme across all media, including fabric, ceramic, glass, paint -- and wood. Free opening reception Friday May 3 from 5pm to 7pm. Exhibit runs through June 25. Information: 802 247-4956

5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/25/19 5:00pm

Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St., Brandon

Apr
30
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce Awakenings; an exhibit featuring current work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. The T.W. Wood Gallery is honored to have their work at the gallery.

Through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life, Kate Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing. Working in the alla prima tradition, she paints directly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in my paintings. With still life, Longmaid is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life.

Tom Merwin's painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Traveling the trails through the Kittatiny, Catskill and Green Mountains have been a continued influence and resource for Merwin. Exploring the waterfalls and sketching them on site with sumi ink and rice paper, or recreating the strata of a mountain or cliff face using layering of media, allows him to use the images as notes or tones and leave their literal meaning behind.

4/30/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, 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

May
3
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture

In paintings and works on paper, artists Kate Burnim and Daryl Burtnett notice the spaces and moments that are woven into the everyday landscape and human experience. Their work ranges from loosely representative to abstract, with attention to impermanence and the scarred and weathered surface. Receptions on Friday, May 3, and Thursday, June 6, 4-7 p.m.

5/3/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 4:30pm

Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier

Apr
4
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment artwork by Janet Van Fleet at the VT Supreme Court Gallery

Vanishment artwork by Janet Van Fleet at the VT Supreme Court Gallery

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, presents: "Vanishment" an exhibition by artist Janet Van Fleet. On view from:
April 2 through June 28, 2019
Gallery Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm daily

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.
  • Montpelier Art Walk: Friday, May 3, from 4:00 – 7:00pm
  • Art Fest 2019 Reception: Thursday, June 6, from 4:00-7:00pm

Receptions free and open to the public. Refreshments served

Vanishment –explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

"Humans have always shared the planet's history with other animals, plants, and microbes," says the artist, "so I thought it appropriate to make work that engages my own history as an artist, exploring how my previous thoughts and actions can still be relevant to a new, differently-focused, body of work. Similarly, it is only by looking at human history with new eyes that we can perceive where and how we have decoupled ourselves from the natural world." – Artist, Janet Van Fleet

4/4/19 4:00pm - 6/28/19 4:30pm

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Fault Lines

Fault Lines

Fault Lines: May 14 – June 29, 2019 at Studio Place Arts

Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form

Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing series of hanging scrolls recently shown in Budapest. On display in the third-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles

Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. An exhibition of her work will be on display in the second-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

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

Apr
29
2019
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Jul
10
2019

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young


April 29-July 10, 2019
Artist Reception Thursday, May 23, 5-7pm

Ann Young’s interest lies in realism, especially of people, fascinated by the almost limitless variations afforded by the human condition and the same basic emotions shared by humanity. Rather than light and dark in a literal sense, these paintings consider the good and bad sides of human nature. People rain down terror and destruction on one another and at the same time are loving and considerate. Young explains, “This collection tries to sort things out, the good and bad that resides in all people, including myself.”

Young was raised in Illinois and Nebraska but has lived her adult life in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. From her first job illustrating the varmints of the Nebraska plains, through her stint as an illustrator for The Center For Northern Studies, to her abstract closeups of pond vegetation and the shells of crustaceans, she has looked to nature for inspiration. She spent years in a fruitful career making miniature animal and figure porcelain figurines for the wholesale craft market. An interest in large wooden sculpture occupied several years culminating in large scale gallery installations, combining the large cedar sculptures with the miniature porcelain figures. Young now devotes all her time with studies of people, in portrait and social interactions, enjoying the exquisite hues and textures which oil on canvas allows.

4/29/19 9:00am - 7/10/19 11:59pm

River Arts, Morrisville

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
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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

May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne