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Friday, August 23, 2019

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Aug
23
2019

Pop-Up Artist Market at Bundle

Pop-Up Artist Market at Bundle

The pop up market will showcase the beautiful works of local artists, including Kristine Andrews (basketry), Kathy Clarke (pottery), Sean Dye (pastels), Danielle Gori-Montanelli (Felt work), Catherine Manegold (pottery), Jane Ploughman (handbound books), Su Shannon (pottery), John Vincent(letterpress printer), as well as Middlebury Studio School's studio assistants and local artist.

Of special interest, Mary Lower, an accomplished artist, will be offering portraits in the open space next to Town Hall Theater from 11:30 - 2, all proceeds will benefit the Middlebury Studio School. Additionally John Vincent will have his letterpress at Bundle from 12-1 and again from 4-7 for an interactive activity and to demonstrate his printing process.

Come support the Middlebury Studio School, talk to artists, and learn about classes you can take at MSS, and/or tell us your ideas for MSS! We would love to hear from you.

Middlebury Studio School is a 501(c)3 non-profit promoting art and craft education for all ages and
abilities in Addison County since 2009. Find us on instagram and facebook @middleburystudioschool or visit our website: middleburystudioschool.org

8/23/19 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Bundle, 60 Main St., Middlebury

Aug
23
2019

Music by the River - Jay Nash in Woodstock

Music by the River - Jay Nash in Woodstock

Folk Jazz.

My uncle gave me a guitar, I became obsessed with the recordings of the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and the like, and I began to figure out how to play some songs. Slowly (though not particularly surely) I would also begin to find my voice as a singer, a player and a writer. Eventually, I found my way to New York City, then on to Los Angeles and onto stages all across the land.
I seek that connection. I search for that sound. I suspect that the universe has some particular resonant frequencies and I believe that is truth that we are all looking for. Just as it exists in the physical world, I think that we can find that resonance in melody, harmony, rhythm and poetry. I was lucky enough to discover it very early on in my life – and so, I take that as a hint from the universe that I should encourage and enable others to make similar discoveries.

8/23/19 5:30pm - 7:00pm

North Universalist Chapel Society, Woodstock

Aug
23
2019

Music in the Alley: TURNmusic

Music in the Alley: TURNmusic

Innovative music in an unexpected setting
Hosted by Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop, curated by TURNmusic

Join your friends and neighbors on a summer Friday evening for new music, great food by the Blackback Pub, and a deep sense of community. Music in the Alley is one of those unique experiences that make Waterbury great.

August 23: TURNmusic plays Sufjan Stevens/Osso Run Rabbit Run
TURNquartet is back performing music including Sufjan Stevens' experimental electronic LP Enjoy Your Rabbit which was recast as a modern classic work by many of NYC's hippest young composers as well as Vermont’s Kyle Saulnier.

8/23/19 6:00pm - 9:00pm

5 Stowe Street, Waterbury

Aug
23
2019

Film: ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD at Pentangle Arts

Film: ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD at Pentangle Arts

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Directed by Quentin Tarantino.

8/23/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Aug
23
2019

Kimberly Townsend at Brandon Music

Kimberly Townsend at Brandon Music

Brandon Music is delighted to welcome Kimberly Townsend on Friday August 23rd at 7:30pm. A relatively new artist, and definitely a rising star, Kimberly Townsend is already being hailed as “the real deal”. NYC based sing/songwriter Kimberly Townsend’s lyric-driven, emotive songs captivate, challenge, inspire, and console. Townsend's sound is a blend of folk, indie pop, and soul, often compared to Sara Bareilles, Trevor Hall, and Brandi Carlile. Through a uniquely powerful songwriting lens and strong, expansive vocals, she offers an earthy, visceral, intimate spin on telling a story through song.

8/23/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon

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

Aug
19
2019
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Aug
23
2019

ART EXTRAVAGANZA Camp

ART EXTRAVAGANZA Camp

A Stowe Parks and Rec partner camp
8:30am - 12:00pm | Ages 5-12

$190/ $200 for single week
$230/ $250 for both weeks

Session I: June 17-21 Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon
Session II: August 19-23 Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

Stretch your creative muscles with Action Painting, Mural Design, Found Object, and Mixed-Media collage. This week long, half day camp presents a rich opportunity to explore painting, sculpture, and more with traditional and on-traditional materials. Students will create exciting 2D and 3D art pieces. Combine this with another half day camp at Stowe Parks and Rec for a full day of fun and activity!

Register for this camp at:
www.stowerec.org or call 802-253-6138

*HDAC membership discount does not apply for these camps

8/19/19 8:30am - 8/23/19 12:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

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

Jun
28
2019
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Aug
25
2019

Kindreds: Tangible and Ineffable

Kindreds: Tangible and Ineffable

Kate Emlen and Amanda Nichols

Painting and ceramics share the stage in this unique pairing of porcelain and paint.

Opening Reception June 28th from 5-8pm

Exhibit open Friday and Saturday June 29th-August 25th 10am-5pm

The Garage Cultural Center

6/28/19 10:00am - 8/25/19 5:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Aug
22
2019
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Aug
25
2019

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival showcases the work of first and second time filmmakers. This is our sole focus. Our 5th Annual event will roll out August 22-25, 2019. We have four beautiful venues and anticipate screening over 100 films, a diverse array of features and shorts across all genres, as selected by Artistic Director Jay Craven. Last year we welcomed 60 filmmakers and many distinguished guests to our stages for panel discussions and film-minded conversation. To round out the Festival experience, we throw some hoppin' events including an Opening Night party, a Filmmakers-Only champagne reception, Festival Happy Hours and after parties for Passholders. Summer's Sweet Finale!

multiple venues, Middlebury

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

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
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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Aug
31
2019

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay exhibit at GreenTARA features John Douglas "Auto-Warming" CGI Prints and "Ojihozo" photographs, as well as Joan Watson's "Rock Formations" out of clay. Both artists are engaged with Earth as a living, vibrant yet fragile, existence. "Auto-Warming" video and show are ongoing into Labor Day week-end. Please see website for more info and art review: www.greentaraspace.org

8/9/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 4:00pm

3275 US Rt. 2, North Hero

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

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

Aug
16
2019
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Sep
1
2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Judevine

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Judevine

David Budbill's "Judevine" is the most popular and beloved play in the 48 year history of Oldcastle Theatre Company, and has been produced four times by OTC beginning in 1988 but has been absent from the theatre's schedule since 2004.
"Theatres, as with libraries, should make available the classics and "Judevine" is a classic American play," according to Oldcastle's Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson, who has directed all of the company's previous four productions. "David's extraordinary play is lyrical, funny, thoughtful and thought-provoking, a bit scarey at times, sexy, ribald, and poetic." Peterson said.
Set in a fictional Vermont town the play introduces a large variety of characters making their lives in the rural Hamlet, scrapping a living out of logging, planting and harvesting Christmas trees, and other backbreaking work. Budbill's people are Vietnam vets, frazzled mothers trying to feed children on too few dollars, snowmobilers who long for clear, cold winter days gliding through snow covered woods, machinists, storekeepers, and hippies who've abandoned cities searching for a different kind of life and find one more difficult, yet somehow more fulfilling than their previous life. There's Doug, who doesn't like to work too much in the winter because it interferes with his snomachin'," Grace a fragile young woman with a darkness in her past who might have found salvation in Tommy a Vietnam vet, Black French Canadian Antoine who is a laborer and part-time philosopher and many more.
Performances
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Matinees Sunday, Thursday and first Saturday @ 2 pm

331 Main St., Bennington

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
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
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

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
7
2019

Womens Work is Never Done

Womens Work is Never Done

The Montgomery Center for the Arts will be hosting an innovative show, “Women’s Work is Never Done” from Aug 11 -Sept 7 at with an opening wine and cheese reception on Friday August 9th at 7 PM. Regular gallery hours at the Historic Kelton Hall located at 2 Mountain Road in Montgomery Center are Fri-Sun 12-4 pm or by appointment.
This unique multi-media show will feature powerful artwork created by 5 – 80-year-old women from New York, Quebec and Vermont ranging from traditional fiber and needlework to fine art, painting, and photography.
“Each work of art celebrates its creator and her stance in the world, especially just now when that stance feels under siege,” said M Sebastian Araujo – Curator and Creative Director of the MCA. “Our planet has a long history of human existence and until the 20th Century, most of the credit and status has been given to the male of the species. However right alongside the men, there have always been women: strong, driven, creative, and innovative women.
“In this show, we are celebrating the Female Spirit that has endured severe hardships and sacrifices by women of all races, nationalities, backgrounds, education, and regions. The spirit that challenged laws and regulations as well as social standards and stereotypes and organized women to change public opinion. As a result of that hard work and commitment, organizations and businesses began to slowly change all across the United States and in many nations and eventually they were codified progressive measures by governments. More women have now become empowered to contribute to their personal, family and community well-being in the United States and throughout the world. These improvements are manifested in many areas of today’s society such as the family, corporations, education, sports, healthcare, arts and culture, and the military. Despite these changes, however, the rights and health of women continue to be threatened in the United States and internationally.”
For more information about the non-profit Montgomery Center for the Arts: Montgomerycenterforthearts.com,https://www.facebook.com/MCAKeltonHall-136117773578466/, montgomerycenterarts@gmail.com, joesebvermont@gmail.com
ARTWORK: Brigitte Normandin, Susan Dealer, Chloë Rose Neva Watts

Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery Center

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

Aug
3
2019
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Sep
22
2019

Petria Mitchell: Light and Air

Petria Mitchell: Light and Air

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Light and Air, an exhibition of new oil paintings by artist and gallery co-founder Petria Mitchell. The artist’s reception and opening is Saturday, August 3, 5-7 pm, and the show continues through September 22. An Artist Talk is scheduled for August 25, 5 pm.

Educated at an early age at The National Academy School of Design, New York, and The Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Mitchell has been actively involved with art making for over 50 years as a printmaker, engraver and painter. Mitchell serves or has been on numerous not-for profit boards, panels and committees. She co-founded Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts which will be celebrating its 5th anniversary by expanding its space and moving to its new upstairs space in the fall.

Mitchell’s paintings commence with small thumbnail sketches, quick emotional notations which become the foundation of her imagined landscapes. Tonal gradation and converging lines and forms dissolve into her signature elements of accumulating layers of atmosphere and mist. “Petria’s brushwork is wonderfully integrated into the light and darkness of her work. Her brushwork has an abstract quality to it that testifies to the authenticity of her work.” (Ric Campman, 2001)

8/3/19 5:00pm - 9/22/19 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Aug
20
2019
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Sep
24
2019

BLACK and WHITE

BLACK and WHITE

BLACK and WHITE
Main Street Arts presents the artwork of Charmaine Wesley-Hartman & Terry Hartman
August 20 through September 24
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

BLACK and WHITE
Black and white are two opposites that attract each other’s company. Combining the two artists Charmaine and Terry, husband a wife, they bring out not only the extremes in life but the multiple shades of gray. The area of life where most of us exists. Splashes of color can add the sparkle and laughter this couple will exhibit to you in their paintings, original prints, drawings, prose, photographs, computer art, calligraphy and quilts.

Artists' Statements
Terry Hartman
The language of the visual arts is universal. It can speak to the social, economic, political, ethnic, and cultural issues of the past, present and future of humanity. It can unravel the simplest ideas or complicate them. It can bring clarity, truth and honesty to the viewer. It can also deceive or manipulate the mind. What is this fascination of the human condition over centuries to leave its trace on cave walls, earthworks, or street art?

Charmaine Wesley-Hartman
I am a semi-retired psychologist who has always appreciated abstract, contemporary and non-objective art. Whether it was Rothko, Pollock or any of the newer artists, I am drawn to the movements, values, and colors that spark my interest. I particularly like working with black and white acrylics and oil as a method of expressing my emotions and dreams. Even my quilts, which are hand-sewn, and machine top-stitched, represent my need to create using black and white. Of course, occasionally, a color or two will find their way onto my canvass and fabrics, but I always seem to return to the distinct black lines and the white spaces where grays can be found; just like in life.

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

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

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
29
2019

Show 34

Show 34

Show 34 opens at The Front Friday, August 9. Stop in to check out the latest work by our gallery members. Our artist reception is on Friday, September 6, 4 to 7 p.m. during Art Walk — mark your calendars now and plan on celebrating with us in September.

Gallery Hours: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.
For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

image: Michelle Lesnak “soft beckoning” 19”x25”, gouache, ink, spray paint, 2018

8/9/19 4:00pm - 9/29/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Aug
2
2019
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Sep
29
2019

"Origins" A Group Show

"Origins" A Group Show

Join us for our Grand Opening show, "Origins", featuring 13 artists exploring their interpretation of new beginnings.
Gallery Hours: Friday 4 PM - 8 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 8 PM; Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM
Opening Reception will be on Friday, August 2nd from 5 PM to 8 PM.

The Beyond Gallery - 437 Main St, Bennington

Aug
15
2019
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Oct
1
2019

October 1 Fellowship Deadline

October 1 Fellowship Deadline

VERMONT STUDIO CENTER
Fellowship Application Deadline—October 1, 2019

The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week studio residencies year-round, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. VSC´s unique residency format also provides a monthly roster of distinguished visiting artists and writers who offer slide talks/readings and optional individual studio visits/manuscript conferences.

VSC has dedicated studios for 2D artists, 3D artists, and writers/translators, and also offer facilities for printmaking, ceramics, traditional craft media, and darkroom photography. All VSC residents receive a private studio space appropriate to their medium; a modest, comfortable private room in shared housing; and all meals daily.

The full cost of a 4-week residency at VSC is $4,250. Fellowship awards cover the full cost of attendance (and may also include a stipend for travel/materials—see specific awards and eligibility for details). Accepted applicants who do not receive a fellowship award are eligible for financial aid to help offset the cost of attendance; grant and aid packages are based on a combination of merit and need, and generally reduce the cost of attendance by 20 to 50 percent.

Program participants have absolutely no requirements or obligations while in residence. However, many choose to participate in optional weekly resident slide talk and reading nights. These opportunities are informal, supportive, non-competitive opportunities to share work and ideas with the wider resident community.

Applications are accepted online at vsc.slideroom.com or go to https://vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

The application fee is $25 (certain special fellowship awards waive this fee with proof of eligibility—see application for more information). Writers must submit manuscripts in PDF format. Visual artists can submit in a variety of popular file formats for images, videos, and sound files. SlideRoom manages this aspect of the application and provides clear instruction regarding file types, sizes, etc. Visual artists should upload their files in the sequence they would like them to be viewed, with the five (5) strongest images first. All fellowship applications are juried blind by outside professionals in the fields of visual arts and literature. Admission is competitive and portfolio-based, and fellowship awardees are determined via the recommendation of a panel of VSC's distinguished Visiting Artists/Writers Fellowship jurors.

8/15/19 12:00pm - 10/1/19 12:00am

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

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
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

Aug
17
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Opening Reception: August 17 from 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition on view: August 17-October 20, 2019
Guest Curator: Ric Kasini Kadour

Monoprints of yarn balls, lush fantastical landscapes, and deep, colorful abstracts: These are just some of the art viewers will encounter in this exhibition. But far from being a simple exhibition of Vermont art or Vermont artists, curator Ric Kasini Kadour invites the viewer to consider art from a regionalist perspective and how doing so impacts the viewer’s experience of art. Using the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s permanent collection as a point of departure, this exhibition will be an opportunity to consider contemporary American regionalism and the role art plays in society. A series of talks and a printed catalog will further elaborate on these themes.

Featured artists: Carol MacDonald, David Brewster, Denis Versweyveld, Dianne Schullenberger, Gabriel Tempesta, Galen Cheney, James Secor, JoAnne Carson, Judith Rey, Wendy Copp and Wylie Garcia.

Image: Wendy Copp, Ancestor

8/17/19 10:00am - 10/20/19 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

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