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Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Aug
1
2019

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Meg Ostrum

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Meg Ostrum

Enjoy summer evenings with Vermont authors in an intimate setting. Make a night of it; stop by the café for dinner or drinks, or come from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a garden party on the patio or in the gallery, featuring local food and drink pairings.
In her book The Surgeon and the Shepherd, Meg Ostrum weaves an unusual blend of spy tale, social history, and biography, museum professional. She chronicles Dr. Charles Schepens’ remarkable career masquerading as double agent Jacques Perot, leader of a top secret Belgian resistance escape route in the Pyrenees during WWII and credited with saving many lives. A week before he died in 2006, Dr. Schepens received the Legion d’Honneur award from the French government. A Vermont-based arts consultant who worked in the heritage preservation field for more than 25 years, Ostrum has edited several documentary studies and collections of oral histories. In writing her book, Ostrum conducted oral history interviews with Schepens and dozens of people throughout France and Belgium who had been participants or witnesses, bringing new attention to the quiet heroism of Dr. Schepens and his co-conspirators.
Registration for this lecture is $12.

8/1/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Aug
1
2019

Music @ The Cafe: Rich Brown

Music @ The Cafe: Rich Brown

Rich Brown brings upbeat, feel-good blues to your heart! Rich’s vocals deliver soulful and playful interpretations of Blues standards, popular and original songs. Rich has played extensively – from New England to Florida to the Mississippi Delta – in the south and points between.
No cover, but please tip your performers and servers.

8/1/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Hardwick Street Cafe, Greensboro

Aug
1
2019

PFCMF: Baroque Ensemble

PFCMF: Baroque Ensemble

Join Pikes Falls’s coveted Baroque Ensemble for an evening of great music and learning! Members from the group will hold a Pre-Concert Talk to explain and answer any questions about what the community will be listening to and seeing! More details can be found at our website: http://www.pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com/

8/1/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Jamaica Town Hall: 3735 VT-30, Jamaica

Aug
1
2019

Artist Talk: Timothy Segar

Artist Talk: Timothy Segar

Timothy Segar discusses the exhibit Character Development, which consists of steel sculptures on view outside the Museum (May 1–November 5) and works on paper displayed in the South Gallery (June 22–September 23).

“My practice as an artist has hinged on the dynamic between my two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects,” Segar said. “In both, the metaphors revolve around the interaction of individuals in groups and the drama of active forms.”

ADMISSION: Free

8/1/19 7:30pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro

Aug
1
2019

Yellow Barn Concert

Yellow Barn Concert

This concert features works by Bjarnason, Abrahamsen, Dean, J.S. Bach, and Beethoven

8/1/19 8:00pm

The Big barn, 49 Main Street, Putney

Jul
29
2019
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Aug
2
2019

DIGITAL ART Camp

DIGITAL ART Camp

Students will learn how to turn mobile devices - iPads and cell phones - into digital studios! Explore the colors, shapes, animals, flora, and fauna of Stowe’s Summer landscape. Document your findings, make art, and create an online gallery in your digital studio.
Instructor: Kristina Gosh
July 29th-August 2nd
Ages 9-13
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

7/29/19 8:30am - 8/2/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
29
2019
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Aug
2
2019

ART MATERIALS THROUGH THE AGES Camp

ART MATERIALS THROUGH THE AGES Camp

Before galleries and artist’s studios, people were making art using materials forged in the forests and fields. Lean to make pigments from things found in your backyard, dye fabrics using techniques from the middle ages, and transform plants into paper. Campers will step back in time to learn about materials they can make art with.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang
July 29th-August 2nd
Ages 8-12
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

7/29/19 8:30am - 8/2/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
5
2019
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Aug
2
2019

Values – Work by the Art Resource Association

Values – Work by the Art Resource Association

The Art Resource Association is an organization of Central Vermont artists whose goal is to promote and support its member artists.The word " Values" takes on many meanings in the art world and also in our own lives.

The opening reception will take place on July 11th, from 5-7pm.

7/5/19 12:00pm - 8/2/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
21
2019
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Aug
3
2019

Summer Intensive Training in Puppetry

Summer Intensive Training in Puppetry

Sandglass Theater offers a two-week intensive workshop in Puppet Theater. This program is for puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers and writers who want to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet.

Sandglass Theater offers a two-week intensive workshop in Puppet Theater. This program is for puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers and writers who want to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet.

7/21/19 9:00am - 8/3/19 7:00pm

Sandglass Theater, Putney

Jul
17
2019
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Aug
3
2019

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Based on the true story of a young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her time hiding from the Nazis in an attic of her father's office during World War II. A heartwarming and tragic tale of family, growing up, and life in a time of terrible odds.

July 17-Aug. 3, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Theater, 67 Main St., Stowe.

A beautiful and touching drama.

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 students, $14 children (12 and under). Group rate available.

Visit www.stowetheatre.com, or email tickets@stowetheatre.com. Tickets also sold at the box office inside the front doors of the Town Hall building before each performance.

7/17/19 7:30pm - 8/3/19 9:30pm

Stowe Theatre Guild, Town Hall Theater, Stowe

Jul
4
2019
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Aug
3
2019

Light and Color by Chris Jeffrey

Light and Color by Chris Jeffrey

Chris Jeffrey is a central Vermont-based artist whose work, through the use of color, light and very often the viewer’s own physical involvement, encourages people to experience a heightened awareness and sense of presence as they interact with the world around them. Recent work, including a series of self-contained light boxes, strip paintings and wire paintings are on display and beg for the viewer to be physically involved in order to fully bring them to life.

The series of self-contained light boxes show fluorescent objects bursting into color under UV light and then -- through mirrors -- seem to recede into infinity. Viewing these is more or less a physically passive experience, in which it’s the mind that, ideally, experiences a sense of movement and expansion.

For a more active counterbalance, the boxes are accompanied by what Jeffrey’s call “wire paintings” and “strip paintings.” These are examples of the type of kinetic art that requires the viewer to be physically involved in order to fully bring it to life. The perception of the wire paintings in particular changes dramatically depending on the speed with which the viewer moves past them and how far away he or she is. (And yes, some queasiness is a not uncommon reaction to them…) The strip paintings are more subdued, more of an exploration of color, but the experience of them also varies quite a bit depending on the angle they are viewed at and the speed with which the viewer walks by.

Reception: Friday, July 5 from 6-8pm

5 Stowe Street, Waterbury

Jun
1
2019
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Aug
4
2019

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

West Branch Gallery is proud to present the emotive, nostalgic pigment prints of Jim Westphalen.
One can visit the same scene many times and feel different emotions each time. Why? Jim captures the fleeting light play which changes hourly, daily, seasonally, and brings us personally into the landscape and deep into our memories.
The images in this body of work were very deliberately planned and created with a particular type of light in mind, thus telling a very particular story within each image.
Inspired by painters Andrew Wyeth, A. Hale Johnson and Edward Hopper, Westphalen creates imagery in which weather, light and composition come together with a painter’s eye. These transportive images take us to a place of escape, renewing an appreciation for this beautiful land that we call Vermont.

6/1/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
9
2019
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Aug
4
2019

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight : New paintings by Helen Shulman and Kevin Kearns
Two artists are featured in the main gallery with new works that share dramatic color palettes with very different outcomes.

Kevin Kearns' landscapes come from a place where memory, reality and imagination are combined. They are atmospheric, sensual and continue to evolve overtime, allowing us, the viewer, to enter into a splice of his world. Having immersed himself in the business of art direction in film and 2-d work for many years, his vast experience and curiosity with composition, structure and color earned Kearns a Lions award from the Cannes Film Festival and an Emmy nomination.

Helen Shulman often starts her paintings with a landscape underpainting. The initial concept is then abstracted by layers of cold wax, oil paints; then sanded, scraped to reveal complex relationships of color, form, geometry. As if one stopped on the road to look closely at the shadow and light play at one’s feet, Shulman’s paintings bring the viewer deeply into the sensation of nature. Shulman’s work is exhibited widely and in the collections of Dana Farber Institute and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park represents the regions finest contemporary artists. The thoughtful selection and exhibition of art, and a respect for artists and collectors are gallery hallmarks. The gallery provides an inviting space for visitors to experience art in their own way.

6/9/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
1
2019
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Aug
4
2019

Comedy of Errors - Academy Theatre's Ninth Summer Shakespeare Outdoors!

Comedy of Errors - Academy Theatre's Ninth Summer Shakespeare Outdoors!

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is done in a Movement Theatre Style with an intergenerational cast. Even if you thought you didn't like Shakespeare, you will enjoy this show. The cast includes rising 9th graders to adults and is set in Havana during the 1950's. Shows are never cancelled as we perform in our Greek Style Outdoor Amphitheater under Vermont's beautiful summer sky or indoors in our Stuart Black Box Theatre located in the Morse Fine Arts Center in case of rain. Sunday's matinee is in the Black Box as well.

Outdoor Amphitheater on St. Johnsbury Academy Campus/Rain Location Stuart Black Box, Saint Johnsbury

Jun
19
2019
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Aug
10
2019

Like Driving on an Ancient Road

Like Driving on an Ancient Road

Burlington-based photographer Andrew Frost's exhibit, Like Driving on an Ancient Road, is a collection of work from several different series, spanning over the course of a decade. Themes of his work include the exploration of the concept of place, whether it be coming back to Vermont where his family has lived for more than 200 years or longing for a connection after feeling like he was from nowhere and everywhere. Frost’s photographs ask viewers to question how they reconcile the idea of a place with the reality of living there.

Living in Vermont, Frost knows that driving on an ancient road is treacherous: they are narrow, seldom a straight line, and might just be impassable. It takes care and caution; sometimes it goes quickly, and sometimes it goes very slowly. His work reflects this as he earnestly explores the balancing act between the world he imagined for so long, and the place that he finally has experienced.

6/19/19 12:00pm - 8/10/19 6:00pm

Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland

Jul
31
2019
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Aug
10
2019

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival (PFCMF)

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival (PFCMF)

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival (PFCMF) is returning for our 8th season! We are excited to share this time and musical experience with the communities in Vermont. The 2019 season of PFCMF will showcase Grammy Nominated and Award winning musicians from cities including New York City, Washington D.C., San Antonio, and Philadelphia. During the second week of the festival, Composer-in-Residence Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis’s World Premiere will feature New York photographs by Vermont photographer Rebecca Lepkoff. More details can be found at our website: http://www.pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com/

Jamaica Town Hall, Jamaica

Jun
26
2019
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Aug
11
2019

The Vermont Paintings

The Vermont Paintings

The shows will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of Vermont paintings by artist Celia Reisman.

6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main Street, Rochester

Jun
26
2019
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Aug
11
2019

The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson

The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson

The show will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of watercolors by outsider artist Helen Matteson.

6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester

Jul
8
2019
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Aug
16
2019

Hush of the Footlights

Hush of the Footlights

Photography by Marek Jagoda & Ea Maples
July 8th through August 16th
Artist Reception: Friday, July 12th 5:30 - 7 p.m.

A photography exhibit featuring the work of Marek Jagoda and Ea Maples. Ea and Marek are fine art photographers who have spent the last three years together exploring interesting places and historic buildings including many abandoned theaters throughout New England. They have documented the beautiful architecture of these theaters as well as done creative work in the mezzanines, stages, powder rooms, balconies, and foyers of these grand places that were built in a time where a great deal of attention was placed on the beauty of a space rather than just its functionality. The exhibit will also include some of their work photographing performances of Main Street Arts. The exhibit will pass through the spaces theater has occupied, the ghosts of these places, and the living soul of theater today.

7/8/19 9:00am - 8/16/19 3:00pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Aug
1
2019
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Aug
17
2019

MRS. CHRISTIE By Heidi Armbruster Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

MRS. CHRISTIE By Heidi Armbruster Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

A NEW Classic Mystery

In 1926 Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared. Ten days later, the 37-year-old wife and mother who dabbled in detective fiction was found at a posh seaside resort having checked in under the name of her husband’s mistress. Agatha Christie walked out of that hotel ready to become the icon we regard her as today, but why did she disappear? Shifting back and forth in time, and with a little help from Mystery’s favorite characters, Heidi Armbruster’s classic new comedy shows Agatha as she’s never been seen before. While attending a convention for mystery aficionados at Agatha Christie’s homestead, Lucy puts together clues that lead her to the truth of her Patron Saint Agatha’s mysterious eleven-day vanishing. Sometimes a woman needs to disappear in order to find herself.

8/1/19 7:30pm - 8/17/19 10:00pm

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset

Jun
11
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Morning Classes

Morning Classes

Come move with us! A variety of dance and movement classes are offered each weekday morning in the Pillow's Ruth St. Denis Studio. Classes are open to participants of all experience levels including beginners, ages 16+

  • Monday: Pilates with Sean P. Gallagher
  • Tuesday: Ballet with Ian Spencer Bell
  • Wednesday: Modern with Ryoko Kudo (June 3-July 10)
  • Wednesday: Modern with Adam H. Weinert (July 17-August 21)
  • Thursday: Zumba with Ilana Siegal
  • Friday: Hip-Hop with Shakia Johnson (June & August)
  • Friday: African Dance with Truth Hunter (July)

6/11/19 8:00am - 8/23/19 9:00am

Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223, Outside Vermont

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

IN THE MAIN FLOOR GALLERY:
Eye Spy: Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual arts lovers. (We’ll have some “eye spy” activities in the gallery for young visitors – see our website.)

Featured artwork: “Optics” by Lucie Stein

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

IN THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY:
Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White. A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

IN THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERY:
Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers. Seriality is a psychoanalytic concept used to describe sibling relationships, the same but different and it is explored in these mixed media pieces based on old photographs of the artist’s grandmother and her siblings.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence’s paintings consider contemporary power struggles through the elegant metaphor of fox hunting. Turning the genteel athletic, sartorial, and social traditions of fox hunting toward lucid social commentary, Spence creates psychologically-rich paintings of steely riders joined in dark complicity—soldiers, sisters, friends. They are on the hunt.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” - painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
22
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Composing Form

Composing Form

This group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and humorous, referencing human history, intervention and experience.

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
5
2019
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Aug
30
2019

Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.

7/5/19 12:00pm - 8/30/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
1
2019
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Aug
30
2019

A License to Stare - recent works by Agathe McQueston

A License to Stare - recent works by Agathe McQueston

Features what the artist describes as “sensitive portraiture.” McQueston’s goal is to engage the viewer with her ongoing aesthetic love affair with the human face and figure. The exhibit runs from July 1st through August 30th, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 11th from 4:00-7:00.

7/1/19 8:00am - 8/30/19 4:30pm

Vermont State House - Card Room, Montpelier

Jul
12
2019
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Aug
30
2019

SiteTime : Cordwood : Sharing at the Spotlight Gallery

SiteTime : Cordwood : Sharing at the Spotlight Gallery

This multimedia exhibition, assembled by Erika Senft Miller, Nancy Winship Milliken, and Michael Zebrowski, runs from July 5 to August 30, 2019, at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery. Photographs, video, sound, virtual-reality timelapse, prints, drawings, and three logs create the show. The ephemera was captured, collected, and created during the two-year exhibit in the Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden, SiteTime : Cordwood. Both exhibits are about exploring process and change relevant to place and time. The artists worked collaboratively to carefully document the stages and actions that composed the change. The artwork is found in this change and in the dialog the artists had in considering how to elevate a mainstay in Vermont culture, the processing of cordwood for heating a home. The opening reception will be Friday, July 12, 4 to 7 p.m.

7/12/19 8:30am - 8/30/19 4:30pm

Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
20
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Jacob Hessler | "Rising Times"

Jacob Hessler | "Rising Times"

Join us on Saturday, July 20th from 6-8pm to celebrate the opening of "Rising Times," an exhibition featuring contemporary fine art photography by Jacob Hessler.

The increased frequency and strength of super storms, paired with rising sea levels, have begun to erode and redraw coastlines all over the world. The desire to live in close proximity to the ocean has driven development on low lying shoals, unstable cliffs and flood plains. With its own engineered impermanence, these coastal communities stand boldly in the face of imminent destruction. This body of work explores coastal areas heavily impacted by rising seas.

7/20/19 11:00am - 8/31/19 5:00pm

Soapbox Arts, Burlington

Jul
18
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Rose Umerlik’s work is abstract with a focus on form and line. Working in graphite and oil on panel, she explores the complexity of what it is to be human by mirroring that complexity in the interaction and layering of forms and lines in her work.

Umerlik has received a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to participate in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Residency in Berlin, Germany; a fellowship to participate in the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing arts. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England and Artscope. She has also published two books, Intimacy of Forms and Histories. Umerlik lives in Jeffersonville, where she maintains a full-time studio practice.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from July 18th through August 31st with an opening reception on July 26th from 5-8pm.

7/18/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Jun
27
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

On view at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: June - August 31, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, July 26, 2019 • 5:00 - 6:30pm • A Stowe Arts Week 2019 Event

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center launches a group exhibition up on the mountain in Stowe for the Summer Season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection - including photography, sculpture, cyanotypes, painting, video installation, window installation and mixed media. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of artists: Mary Admasian, Kate Burnim, Renée Greenlee and Erika Senft Miller.

There will be a reception for this exhibition on Friday, July 26th from 5:00 - 6:30pm, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout.

Artists are responding to the following statement:

Water is never truly idle. It is life giving to all beings - essential in its purest form. It connects us as a planet in our global community and is inside of every human body - regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or religion. Water invigorates, yet soothes.The vastness of water welcomes and anoints, propels, generates power, and is increasingly precious as we respond to climate change. Water moves us forward as we paddle past each other without a glance. Immerse yourself and experience water through all senses. While water is a medium of consciousness, like AIR it also transcends culture.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of water - from its physical forms to its important role in the ecosystem to its personal effect on our everyday lives and stories and well-being. Photographs by Erika Senft Miller depict ever-changing landscape of arctic glaciers “ice that holds information” suffering the impact of climate change. Through series of photographs, the artist shows how through the collective unconscious, we “all swim in the same story”. Senft Miller takes the audience on a multi-sensory video adventure from snowmaking alongside the gondola at Mt. Mansfield to the surface of a paddle board to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Mary Admasian’s mixed media pieces open a dialogue in an effort to “symbolize the emotional, phycological and physical experiences living in toxic environments” about the peril of plastics in waterways and ocean life with continued pollution in her series Peering Through Plastic. Traces of the ever-familiar six pack packaging of cans are found in the layers of her mixed media paintings. Kate Burnim’s addition of industrial paintings reveal a landscape of hydro electric plants. Her work speaks to “harnessing the massive power of water as we direct the river…creating energy while changing landscape and habitat through incredible feats of engineering” and what it means to claim power over the environment rather than with it. Renée Greenlee brings us home to Vermont with her delicate photographic studies titled Red Rocks Series on the edge of Lake Champlain. This personal journey is about healing “the way forward is unclear, as if walking through a fog”. Greenlee is also exhibiting a series of cyanotypes created on the shores of Lake Champlain - her process with treated paper, freezing temperatures and brilliant sunlight brings forth “a chaotic kaleidoscope of blues with sand, ice and debris…hand on the landscape”.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, by appointment (kholt@SprucePeakArts.org) and one hour prior to performances and events .

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Jun
27
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Then and Now

Then and Now

Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrates its 35th anniversary with THEN AND NOW, an exhibition featuring the works of 20th century plein air landscape painters, and contemporary artists who follow, literally, in their footsteps. The exhibit includes 30 paintings by masters of the Vermont landscape, and the works of 30 artists who returned to the locations they painted, over a period of a year.
The resulting exhibit features 120 paintings, installed in groups according to location, that spans over 100 years of painting.

6/27/19 11:00am - 9/2/19 5:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Jul
25
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

A true feast for the senses takes place with the 22nd Annual Vermont Festival of the Arts in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. This month-long celebration has been labeled a “Time Honored Event” by the Vermont Department of Tourism. There is something for everyone in the entire family. Immerse yourself in workshops, learn a new craft or hone your cooking skills. For a more relaxed time take in a music or theater event between your casual visits to gardens, an art exhibition in the galleries of a restored, century-old barn, a museum of industrial design, meeting artists in their studios or viewing the architecture of a historic village. The month of more than 100 events culminates with a juried craft fair of 100 plus artisans on Labor Day weekend. (free -some events ticketed)

Daily, August through Labor Day, Duxbury, Moretown, Waitsfield & Warren, Vermont, valleyartsvt.com

The Complete 2019 Arts Guide is available here.

This Event partially underwritten by Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Valley Chamber – Thank you.

7/25/19 6:00am - 9/2/19 9:00pm

Mad River Valley, Waitsfield

Jul
26
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Big Red Barn Art Show

Big Red Barn Art Show

2019 marks the 22nd year of the Big Red Barn Art Show, held in the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield. It will run from July 26th through September 2nd, 2019. Show hours are Noon to 9 pm, Thursday through Sunday each week, following the calendar of American Flatbread.
This year the Big Red Barn Show welcomes Vermont artisans into the exhibit, incorporating the previously titled “Multi-Medium” show. It’s block-buster show that will last for six weeks!
A gala opening reception is planned for Sunday, July 28th from 5-7 pm. All are invited to this free event. Enjoy area artist and artisan work, Anthony Santor’s jazz combo, tasty food, and beverages.
Each August, the Big Red Barn Art Show delights tourists and locals, appreciators and collectors, and provides a welcome activity for folks waiting for their dinner tables at American Flatbread. Children enjoy the Art Treasure Hunt, a list of questions to be answered by finding, “which painting has…?” The artists enjoy taking turns acting as exhibit ambassadors, eager to talk with guests, answering questions, and adding a little extra to our guests’ experience.
The Big Red Barn Art Show is actually three exhibitions in one: there’s the main exhibit, with up to three pieces of art or craftwork for each artist; the small works show with one wall-hung piece per artist, none larger than 16 inches wide or tall; and the Art Stall, a corner dedicated to modestly priced prints and cards.
We invite friends old and new to visit this show in the historic Red Barn at Lareau Farm – it’s a terrific experience!

7/26/19 12:00pm - 9/2/19 9:00pm

Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield

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

Jul
26
2019
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Sep
9
2019

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW. New paintings and drawings

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW.  New paintings and drawings

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, August 2, 5pm
David Schütz, Vermont State Curator, will speak briefly about Kolb’s significant contributions as a Vermont artist.

Kathleen Kolb: Painting Greensboro and Beyond for 40 years. A slide presentation on Friday, August 9, 6pm

New paintings and drawings by Kathleen Kolb, inspired by the Vermont she loves — Greensboro, Craftsbury and places around her home in Lincoln. Whether portraying the snowy blues of winter
or tender greens of spring and summer, Kolb expertly captures both daylight and the ephemeral light of evening, and the essence of Vermont. Please join us to take a new look at familiar, well-loved places.

7/26/19 10:00am - 9/9/19 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Aug
1
2019
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Sep
13
2019

Linda E. Jones: Traces

Linda E. Jones: Traces

Opening reception Thursday August 1st 5-7 pm. Closing reception (with catalog) Friday September 13th 4-7

Traces is a retrospective of selected works from 1993-2018 as well as new work inspired by the artist’s personal archeological exploration. Jones will debut an installation inspired by her visit in Aswan Egypt to a ruined mud-brick domed “tomb of the venerated saint” at the Fatimid Cemetery. In this piece she uses Egyptian blue pigment, bought from the souks of Aswan in 2010. In addition to this there will be Traces- a wall installation other new work using digital prints, encaustic and other mixed media.

8/1/19 10:00am - 9/13/19 4:00pm

Champlain College Art Gallery 375 Maple Street CCM Building 2nd FL, Burlington

Jul
2
2019
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Sep
27
2019

Studies in Rhythmic Vitality - paintings by Lois Eby

Studies in Rhythmic Vitality - paintings by Lois Eby

Paintings explore the rhythmic vitality of the calligraphic line in new ways that range from the playful to the meditative. Perhaps best known for her use of calligraphy in her abstract works, using ink and color on paper, these new works are executed with acrylic paints on birch panels. Opening Reception on July 11th from 4:00-7:00 pm.

7/2/19 8:00am - 9/27/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Dividing her time between Northern Vermont and her native Australia, Sarah Amos is among a generation of artists who have devised conceptual and formal innovations in printmaking that transcend local histories and conventions to form new meanings. Combining multiple printmaking techniques -etching, monoprint, and collograph- with painting and stitch work; Amos upends traditional notions of printmaking to create monumentally scaled works that evoke a confluence of cultures. Her large-scale prints and multiples allude to organic, scientific, and cultural ideas while exploring materiality and memory.

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples is presented by Leunig’s Bistro & Café.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Chuch Street, Burlington

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Job Site is a collaborative, multimedia installation that explores the drawing and choreography inherent in architecture. This room-sized installation captures the embedded and often overlooked moments of mark making and movement that animate the creation of buildings such as stray hammer marks or snapped chalk lines. Incorporating paper, graphite, wood and video projection, Job Site honors the tradition of New England’s wood frame construction while revealing the mystery beneath the surface of everyday structures that surround and protect us.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Church Street, Burlington

Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

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

Jul
14
2019
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Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

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

Jun
1
2019
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Dec
31
2019

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

On display at The Museum of Everyday Life through the end of the year, “The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)" looks at the long human relationship to scissors. We’ll reveal the elegance of scissors design, and explore the myriad professional, creative, superstitious, violent and domestic uses of scissors throughout the ages. All kinds of scissors will be on display, in addition to our ever-expanding permanent collection of everyday life objects. The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8am-8pm, and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt. 16) in Glover, a short distance South of the Shadow Lake Rd. See www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details.

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover