While relatively few voices publicly questioned the prohibition against women voting in the decades following the country’s founding, most Americans did not wholeheartedly consider this question until the last century. This exhibit of vintage photographs, banners, and memorabilia coincides with the 100th anniversary of the campaign to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.
9/13/19 10:00am - 5:00pm
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
Capital City Concerts and the Friends of the Vermont State House presents a new mini-series of consecutive Friday noon "Meditation concerts" on September 6, 13, and 20 in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House. The concerts give listeners the opportunity to experience world-class performances in a reflective way through 30-minute meditations to live music. Each concert will be performed by one solo instrumentalist. The doors will open at noon, and audience members will find a seat and begin a period of silent meditation. The performers will be Jennifer Hoult, harpist (September 6); Karen Kevra, flutist (September 13); and Emily Taubl, cellist (September 20). Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra will perform on September 13.
9/13/19 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vermont State House, Montpelier
One hundred years ago, Americans embraced the right for women to vote by ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Professor of History Amy Morsman discusses the arguments, strategies, and tactics of the movement for women’s suffrage both nationally and locally, while also exploring its conflicts and legacies. Free
Mahaney Arts Center, Lower Lobby, Middlebury
Delight in an evening of fun and surprise with artist and founder of Circus Smirkus.
Learn tricks with everyday objects; marvel in the inexplicable! 8 years and up
Space is limited in the Kent ballroom; Reservations through kentscorner.org/art-at-the-kent.html
Admission by donation
9/13/19 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kents Corner State Historic Site, Calais
A songwriter unparalleled among performers of her generation, Catherine MacLellan earned immediate critical acclaim after releasing her debut album, winning awards and being labeled “Critics Favourite New Discovery” by Penguin Eggs magazine in 2008. Since then her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canada’s Roots Music Charts, winning acclaim from international media including the Austin Chronicle, The Boston Globe, BBC Radio, Maverick Magazine, and Q Magazine.
Tickets are $15, Seniors $12, Students $10.
9/13/19 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening with folksinger, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, storyteller, activist and author John McCutcheon at Next Stage on Friday, September 13 at 7:30 pm. "not only one of the best musicians in the USA... he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction" - Pete Seeger
Folk music's "Rustic Renaissance Man" (Washington Post) John McCutcheon is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality. And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.
Even before graduating summa cum laude from Minnesotas St. Johns University, Wisconsin native John McCutcheon literally headed for the hills, forgoing a college lecture hall for the classroom of the eastern Kentucky coal camps, union halls, country churches and square dance halls. His apprenticeship to many of the legendary figures of Appalachian music imbedded a love of not only home-made music, but a sense of community and rootedness. The result is music, whether traditional or from his huge catalog of original songs, with the profound mark of place, family and strength. It also created a storytelling style that has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor.
Besides his usual circuit of major concert halls and theaters, John is equally at home in an elementary school auditorium, a festival stage or at a farm rally. In the past few years alone he has headlined over a dozen different festivals in North America, toured Australia for the sixth time, toured Chile in support of a women's health initiative, appeared in a Woody Guthrie tribute concert in New York City, served as President of the fastest-growing Local in the Musicians Union and given symphony pops concerts across America and special concerts at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
But it is in live performance that John feels most at home. It is what has brought his music into the lives and homes of one of the broadest audiences any folk musician has ever enjoyed. People of every generation and background feel at home in a concert hall when John McCutcheon takes the stage. Whether in print, on record or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $24 Advance / $26 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and the Putney General Store in Putney. Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For more information, visit www.folkmusic.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.
9/13/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill, Putney
In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.
Directed by Lulu Wang.
9/13/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
World-class cellists will perform for a gala concert at the Guilford Center Meeting House, 4042 Guilford Center Road, Friday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. Benefiting the Guilford Free Library, the concert features Elizabeth Tuma, Peter Wiley, Theodore Mook, and local resident and renowned musician Judith Serkin. A reception for the audience and musicians featuring spectacular desserts follows the concert.Tickets, at $25 each, will be available at the library, 4024 Guilford Center Road; at Everyone’s Books, 25 Elliot Street, Brattleboro; from Laura Lawson Tucker, (802)257-7024 or (802)380-0458 and at the door. For more information please call Laura Lawson Tucker.
9/13/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Guilford Center Meeting House, 4042 Guilford Center Road, Guilford
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
Dubbed by her critics as the "Dire Diva of Din," passionate music lover and wealthy socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins enjoyed a remarkably successful concert career even though she was unburdened by talent and deliriously tone deaf. Her story is told through the eyes of her pianist, Cosme McMoon. A truly talented musician, he regards her at first as a little more than an easy way to pay the rent, but his initial contempt gives way to reluctant admiration, then friendship and a unique kind of love. Their bizarre partnership yielded off-key recitals that earned them standing ovations and cultish fame-culminating in a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall. Get to know this epic musical odd-couple in "Souvenir", a tuneful comedy which beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in us all. Florence Foster Jenkins true story was recently told in the Oscar nominated film starring Meryl Streep.
8/29/19 7:30pm - 9/14/19 7:30pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, 2pm Saturdays & Sundays
A masterful, humorous solo show, in which the Bard’s Wife gets the last word by Canadian Playwright Vern Thiessen. Lost Nation Theater is excited to presents the play’s Northeast premiere, directed by Eric Love and starring Margo Whitcomb. Inspired by the few historical facts known about The Bard, his wife Anne, and their family, Shakespeare’s Will is a lively, humorous and emotional depiction of Anne Hathaway – accidental mother, proudly imperfect wife, and defiantly liberated woman in Elizabethan England.
He was the most famous man in literary history. She was cloaked in silence and invisibility. Now... thanks to Vern Thiessen’s marvelous play, Madame Shakespeare is having her say!
“Sharp-witted & Bold” - Theatre NYC.
9/5/19 7:30pm - 9/15/19 9:00pm
Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier
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
This exhibit features artwork by Cecelia Kane: A Year of Forgetting are paintings about aging that visually, playfully record a year of daily mental lapses using my own symbols to represent the various ways I actually forget–like when someone finishes my sentence, or forgetting what I was saying after I’m interrupted, plus many more. Opening Reception: September 6, 2019 4-7pm at The Garage Cultural Center
9/6/19 4:00pm - 9/22/19 5:00pm
The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier
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.
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?
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
The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by the Vermont Pastel Society. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to September 27th, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.
The Vermont Pastel Society
The Vermont Pastel Society was established by a group of artists in 1999 to build and strengthen connections among pastel painters, to foster artistic development, and to provide links to resources. In addition, The Vermont Pastel Society promotes public appreciation of pastels as a fine art medium. The Vermont Pastel Society currently has over one hundred members.
Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM
In conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk
The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. Vermont Pastel Society will present their Luminous Landscape Award, Reflective Waterscape Award, and Lovely Lines Award at 6pm.
Other events include:
3pm – Elevation Celebration: The ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts, as well as representatives of the Center for Arts and Learning. Fun for all - enjoy food vendors and Chill Vermont Gelato, face painting and the Suncommon Bounce House!
4-8pm – Art receptions with beverages by Magic Hat in conjunction with Art Walk.
T.W. Wood Gallery - Vermont Pastel Society, Galen Cheney and Tessa G. O’Brien
Center for Arts and Learning – Laura Gans and Chris Jeffrey
9/3/19 12:00pm - 9/27/19 4:00pm
TW Wood Gallery, Montpelier
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
To observe the 50th anniversary of the installation of the sculpture “Etruscan Stripes” at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, an exhibit about the piece and other art by Hank Jensen will run Sept. 3-27 at Quimby Gallery on campus.
A discussion of Jensen’s work and the construction of “Etruscan Stripes” will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Burke Mountain Room at Samuel Read Hall Library. The discussion, a reception at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the gallery, and the exhibit, “Hank Jensen: Figure and Space,” are free for the public.
Jensen, who died in 1999, was commissioned in 1968 to build the 7 1/2-ton, 10-foot-high sculpture, funded by the Vermont State Colleges System and Vermont Council on the Arts. He spent the winter of 1969-70 in residence at what was then Lyndon State College to build a full-size plywood model. Jensen finished the steel version at the Marshfield home of Chet Cole, a designer-craftsman, master welder and glassblower who collaborated in the construction. Cole died in 2017.
The outdoor sculpture sits between Alexander Twilight Theatre and the Theodore N. Vail Center.
The Quimby Gallery exhibit will feature studies for the finished sculpture, a film and photos documenting its construction and the transporting of the piece from Marshfield to the college, and other artwork by Jensen.
Quimby Gallery is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, email the gallery director at Barclay.Tucker@NorthernVermont.edu, call 802.626.6487 or visit NorthernVermont.edu/events.
Quimby Gallery, Lyndon Campus, Northern Vermont University, Lyndon
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 email@example.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
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
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
where do you draw the line?
This show is about exploring the effect that borders have on habitat:
human, environmental, and spiritual. Our existence has always depended on moving, migrating, and adapting as conditions change. So what are the
implications of drawing lines across space?
In Barbara Waters’ work, we see her create from the experience of encountering a wall cutting through our protected lands. And in Tuyen My Nguyen’s installation, we have string as line building a boundary through which we cannot pass.
Join us for Artists:
Barbara Waters, Tuyen My Nguyen
OPENING Reception: Sept 6, 2019, 5-8pm
Show runs: Sept 6 thru Oct 6, 2019
Borderlands Talk with Barbara Waters
Sept 21, 2019; 2pm
Magicians Without Borders
Sept 22, 2019, 2pm
The River and The Wall Film by Fur & Fin, ongoing.
9/9/19 10:00am - 10/6/19 4:00pm
GreenTARA Space, North Hero
reVision explores the work of a group of artists who cut, edit, stitch, forge, sculpt, and assemble alternate views of the world through a variety of materials and styles, stretching the limits of ordinary perception.
Filling the museum and grounds with diverse works of over 20 of the state’s finest artists, Art at the Kent will treat visitors to a vast array of two- and three-dimensional works as well as site-specific installations throughout the Kent’s 18 unique gallery spaces.
9/7/19 10:00am - 10/6/19 5:00pm
Kents Corner State Historic Site, Calais
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
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
The annual Green Mountain Photo Show welcomes over 70 photographers from New England to Canada. David Garten and Michael Jermyn are also expected to make a return. Their work, among the fresh faces this year, will be sure to make a splash. The show will hold its opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5-7pm in the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm. The show is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-9pm. The show continues through Fall Vermont Open Studios Weekend, October 5 and 6. For more information, visit the Valley Arts website at www.valleyartsvt.com.
9/12/19 5:00pm - 10/6/19 9:00pm
Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield
Traditional to abstract, black and white to color – all genre of photography can be found in this annual exhibition. Valley Arts is pleased to present the 30th annual exhibition of outstanding photographs by amateur and professional photographers.
Opening reception – September 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday and Friday, 4 to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 9 pm, September 13 to October 6, Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Route 100, Waitsfield, Vermont – www.valleyartsvt.com
9/13/19 4:00pm - 10/6/19 9:00pm
Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield
Artist reception Sunday, September 15th 2 pm - 4 pm
The Emile A. Gruppe Gallery is pleased to present " Flirting with Light " Landscapes in oil by Vermont artists Fiona Cooper Fenwick and Mylissa Kowalski Davis.
The exhibit will run from September 5th - October 13th. Gallery hours 10am-3pm. Thursday - Sunday or by appointment (802) 899-3211
9/5/19 10:00am - 10/13/19 3:00pm
Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho
Exposed is Helen Day Art Center’s 28th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition.
7/20/19 4:00pm - 10/19/19 11:59pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
n November of 2018, Amy Davenport traveled for the first time in northern India, specifically to what is known as “the golden triangle” formed by Dehli, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur. I was told that India would overwhelm my senses, but even so I was not prepared for the visual splendor I found there. The colors were dazzling. The architecture was unlike anything
I had ever seen or experienced before. Attempting to capture as much of that beauty as I could with my camera quickly became an obsession. I was fascinated by the history – the
Mughal Emperors in Dehli and Agra, and the Maharajas in Rajasthan who built such stunning palaces, forts, mosques and tombs. For centuries, Muslims and Hindi were able to live peacefully in the Mughal Empire. Religious tolerance was considered a virtue. Within certain parameters, the art forms of the two cultures borrowed from one another, thereby enriching the beauty that each produced.
My photographs are divided into four groups: Architecture, the Taj Mahal, Women of India and a broad category I simply call Street Life. The captions shown with each group share more detailed information including location and what I observed and experienced. These photographs were taken with either my Panasonic Lumix or my 8s Plus iPhone. Had I known, or even imagined, the visual experience that was about to overwhelm me, I would have ignored the urge to pack light and included my Nikon…but hindsight is 20/20. I am, at best, an amateur photographer – someone who has always loved taking photographs but had no time to get serious about it until I retired from a 35-year career in the law.
8/27/19 9:00am - 10/20/19 12:00pm
THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin
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
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
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
Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Saturday, September 14, at 5-7pm.
Diane Shullenberger’s fabric collages, drawings and sculpture are testament to her rich experience in, and love of, the natural world. Whether with fabric and thread, colored pencil, or grasses, twigs and bark, she meticulously captures the essence of the outdoors with infinite shades of rich color and defining textures. Her work transports you to the woods, the river and the shore to experience the beauty she finds there.
9/13/19 12:00pm - 10/27/19 8:00pm
THE GALLERY at Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
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
Paintings by Marina Epstein will be on display at the Capital Region Visitors Center for September and October. There will be three egg tempera paintings on panels depicting life in the Vermont forest combined with exotic tropical elements of the Yucatan in Mexico.
9/2/19 6:00am - 10/30/19 5:00pm
Capital Region Visitors Center Montpelier, Montpelier
Three artists (Liz Hawkes deNiord, Richard Heller, and Rachel Portesi) with divergent expressions convene to compliment and explore underlying realities in their art in an exhibition at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery. Two painters and a wet plate collodion print photographer challenge the viewer to engage with the works, discovering connected meaning beyond what is seen. All three artists work to create a conduit for inspired expression. The opening reception will take place Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. during Art Walk.
9/6/19 8:30am - 10/31/19 4:30pm
136 State Street, Montpelier
Northern Daughters is excited to announce “Waiting to Happen” a solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Morris. This body of work features ten new pieces created with Morris' signature combination of collage and gouache paint. Morris fabricates visual stories and scenes by arranging, refashioning, and building upon found images.
When describing the show Morris explained, “These pieces, created over the past half year, are emblematic of my pursuit to piece together new narratives from old images. Using figures, objects and scenes in a collage base layer comprised of bits and pieces from vintage magazines and paper detritus. I use paint to add to or remove from the visual story. At the heart of it, I want to create spaces by removing the excess from a prescribed space, animating seemingly still figures and objects, and make real what seems to be unbelievable.”
Morris studied art, writing, and documentary studies at Bates College and then found her way to the Western Cape of South Africa through the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship program. She holds a Master of Philosophy in Visual Arts with a concentration in Narrative Illustration. Morris illustrated and designed an award-winning picture book that was published in Cape Town, and has attended several artist residencies in Brazil, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Her work has been shown in group shows in New York City, Cape Town, and throughout Central Vermont.
The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from September 1st through October 31st with an opening reception on Friday, September 13th from 5-8pm.
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9/1/19 10:00am - 10/31/19 5:00pm
Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Join us on Thursday, September 5th from 6-8pm for an opening reception celebrating local artist Scott André Campbell's most recent body of work!
For Campbell, geometric abstraction is the architectural framework through which he decisively creates order from chaos. Ardently taking ownership of all individual visual marks, Campbell digitally creates original graphic components that he integrates into collaged surfaces through a series of physical actions, including printing, silkscreening, and stenciling. Hand-drawn graphite structures build a scaffolding for vibrating layers of color, line, and form, challenging the two-dimensional reality of his chosen mediums.
"Distribution" is on view at Soapbox Arts through October 31st, 2019.
9/5/19 11:00am - 10/31/19 5:00pm
Soapbox Arts, Burlington
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
The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to November 1st, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.
Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. In her current work, she uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting. They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, a sense of time, and an accidental quality, which is beautiful and compelling.
Cheney’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and China, and recent recognition includes a grant from Mass MoCA, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in Painting.
Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. While painting, O’Brien refers to photographs she has taken that document her daily environment and travels. She works to recall the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of the light, the temperature and mood of the day, and then paints accordingly. Time elapses between the moment the photograph is taken and the making of a painting, to create gaps in memory that allow her to improvise with color and marks.
O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including recent solo exhibition at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.
9/3/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
For this experiment in interdisciplinary learning, professors from across Middlebury’s curriculum have selected a diverse array of pieces from the museum’s collection. Visitors are invited to observe the reactions sparked when our “teaching laboratory” displays art supporting courses in religion, neuroscience, gender studies, political science, environmental studies, art history, biochemistry, and more.
9/3/19 10:00am - 12/8/19 5:00pm
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
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
The show’s intention is to fire up the imagination by displaying whimsical, powerful and haunting sculptures and paintings featuring the alchemy of turning metal into art. The eight artists in the exhibition wow us with their imagination and skill, says Nina Jamison, Director of Exhibitions. They include: Jeanne Carbonetti, Chester, VT; Sabrina Fadial, Barre, VT; Alexandra Heller, Morrisville, VT; Peter Heller (deceased); Pat Musick, Manchester, VT; Dan O’Donnell, Springfield, VT; Gerald Stoner, Underhill, VT; Johnny Swing, Brookline, VT. With a soaring 25-foot ceiling and clerestory windows, the 150-foot-long by 45-foot-wide world- class public art space is unique in the region and accommodates and compliments very large artwork and sculpture. Springfield Regional Development Corporation sponsors the exhibits at the Great Hall.
9/6/19 5:30pm - 2/6/20 5:00pm
Great Hall, 100 River Street, Springfield