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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Aug
13
2019

Exhibit Tour: Stories Behind the Photographs

Exhibit Tour: Stories Behind the Photographs

Take a guided tour of Performative Acts with photographer Dona Ann McAdams and curator John Killacky, who will recount their experiences on the front lines of art and activism.

In the mid-1970s, McAdams was inspired by her friendship with civil rights icon Harvey Milk to use her camera to encourage social change. She has photographed anti-nuclear protests, AIDS activists, people living with schizophrenia, nuns from St. Mary’s Convent, backstretch workers at a Saratoga Springs race track, and working farm animals.

Killacky first encountered McAdams in the 1980s, when McAdams was the house photographer at P.S. 122, an avant-garde performance venue in New York City. The two got to know each other better in the early 1990s during the controversy over the “NEA Four,” performance artists Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Tim Miller. McAdams had photographed the NEA Four, and Killacky had presented their work in his role as a curator at the Walker Center for the Arts in Minneapolis.

Both McAdams and Killacky later ended up in Vermont—McAdams on a goat farm in Sandgate where she and her husband, writer Brad Kessler, have lived since 1998; and Killacky at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, where he was an executive director from 2010 to 2018.

ADMISSION: Free

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

8/13/19 7:30pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Aug
12
2019
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Aug
16
2019

Filmmaker's Workshop

Filmmaker's Workshop

Creatively explore all parts of filmmaking within this workshop. We will conceptualize and produce a film from start to finish through scriptwriting, directing, filming, and editing. Campers will even have the opportunity to build their own props and be their own make up artists. Together, we will also view and discuss films from past to present and identify their success to enable our own! Participants will also take a hand in making props and becoming capable makeup artists! Our requirement is only an interest or passion in the filmmaking industry.
Instructor: Joe Smith
August 12th-16th
Ages 11-17
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

8/12/19 8:30am - 8/16/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Aug
12
2019
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Aug
16
2019

Wearable Art Camp

Wearable Art Camp

Campers will examine the fashion industry and how ideas emerge from anything they see. Students will kick off the week with a collaborative textile creation to fine tune their sewing machine skills. They’ll design and create wearable art from recycled and found objects. Campers will wrap up a week of design with a mini fashion show of their own!
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang
August 12th-16th
Ages 8-10
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

8/12/19 8:30am - 8/16/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

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

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

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

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

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
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
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

Aug
6
2019
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Aug
30
2019

The Paletteers of Vermont

The Paletteers of Vermont

Leslie Bell founded the Paletteers in Barre, Vermont in 1957. Initially, the Paletteers held extremely popular annual summer art shows and hundreds attended. Like current “pop-up” events; artwork was displayed outside in Barre City Park on a snow fence. Exhibitors had to break down the show each evening and reassemble it in the morning. Artists scrambled to protect their art whenever it started to rain.

Since the 1981, the Paletteers have exhibited at select Barre and Montpelier indoor exhibition venues. Many outstanding local artists have been Paletteers members through the years and the T.W. Wood Gallery is pleased to be a part of the Paletteers tradition.

8/6/19 12:00pm - 8/30/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

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

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Claire Kelly’s engaging and cheerful glass sculptures give the viewer a gentle mirror with which to examine our contradictory world. Using the integration of traditional Venetian glassblowing and cold working techniques, she creates colorful figures and forms from glass. Her miniature landscapes populated with animals are evocative of childhood toys and stories. Though whimsical and colorful, these sculptures draw attention to the perilous and fragile existence many of these animals face, gazing off into an unknown future.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Justin Hoekstra’s abstract acrylic paintings achieve their intensely vibrating, almost luminous surface from application of many layers of pigments and the removal of these layers by abrading the surface with an orbital sander.
“This process is for me like that which shapes each of us in life as accumulated experience combines with pressure and time to reveal the truth of who we are.” –Justin Hoekstra

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON’S new body of work, though still employing the use of many thin strips of reclaimed wood scavenged from various sources in southern Vermont, are now assembled to transform into abstract two dimensional compositions finding themselves often floating within a grid, or sharing the picture plane with strips of wood focusing one’s attention in a singular direction. While continuing to nod to his interest in architecture, patterns and quilting, this new method of composing the picture plane is a fascinating new direction.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, 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
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