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Friday, October 11, 2019

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Oct
11
2019

Heath Quartet

Heath Quartet

Known for “passionate performances that combine technical accomplishment with interpretative flair” (Strad), the acclaimed Heath Quartet—the series’ first-ever quartet in residence—returns to help us celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birth year. They present Beethoven’s entire string quartet cycle over six concerts (two each term), bookending weeklong residencies with our campus and community. The October 5 concert launches the cycle with Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18.1; the “Serioso” quartet, op. 95; and Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, op. 130. The October 11 concert features Quartet No. 2 in G Major, op. 18.2; the second “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.2; and Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, op. 132. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22 Public/16 Midd ID holders/10 Youth/6 Midd students.

On Sale: September 4 at 8:30 AM for PASS members, September 9 at 8:30 AM for Midd ID card holders, September 11 at 8:30 AM for the public.

See more: October 5, January 11 and 17, May 2 and 8.

Cash bar and light refreshments available at intermission and after the concert

Photo Kaupo Kikkas

10/11/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Oct
11
2019

DaddyLongLegs in concert

DaddyLongLegs in concert

Infusing catchy folk songs, Celtic and old-timey melodies and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy, DaddyLongLegs is playful and dynamic. With fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, button accordion, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st century folk music.
Reviews
“The band’s debut is a finely curated collection of traditional tunes and originals, performed with exceptional skill and taste. It’s also a remarkably warm-sounding record, engineered and mixed by Michael Chorney and mastered by Lane Gibson, two of Vermont’s steadier hands behind the recording console.” ~Dan Bolles, Seven Days

“Stephen and I wanted to thank you all for an amazing night. DaddyLongLegs is a fantastic combination of talents that made the night extra special.” ~Edna Sutton, Brandon Music

“These long-time friends and collaborators will take you on a musical journey around the world with their wonderful arrangements of traditional and original tunes on fiddle, banjo, guitar and piano.” ~Beth Duquette, Ripton Community Coffee House

“Each track is lively yet delicate, like a swath of colorful lace, noiseless and soothing. I heard playfulness, joy, invitation, welcome, smiling, lightheartedness, frolic, curiosity and bare feet dancing.” ~Ron Rubin, poet

10/11/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Oct
11
2019

Film: Ad Astra

Film: Ad Astra

A paranoid thriller in space that follows Roy McBride on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Directed by James Gray.

10/11/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Oct
11
2019

Single Channel VT

Single Channel VT

Single Channel VT explores the moving image and time based media through a series of ongoing collaborative viewings and discussions. Artist curated screenings will be presented quarterly throughout the year highlighting the history, practitioners, and genres of the moving image and time based media. Each event will showcase the work of an artist who will also present the work of another artist they are inspired by, or in conversation with. The October 2019 Single Channel artist is Sumru Tekin.

10/11/19 8:00pm - 9:00pm

180 Flynn Ave, Burlington

Oct
9
2019
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Oct
11
2019

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design: Pin-up—Returning Student Design Work on Display

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design: Pin-up—Returning Student Design Work on Display

The MFA in Graphic Design program’s fall residency will feature public lectures by guest designers and exhibitions of student work.

Pin-up: Returning Student Design Work on Display is one of two exhibitions of student work; see https://vcfa.edu/graphic-design-fall-2019-public-events/ for a complete schedule of public events. All are open to all and free of charge.


** Credit for image included as part of this submission: Jeremy Luther, MFA in Graphic Design spring 2019 residency.

10/9/19 10:00am - 10/11/19 9:00pm

VCFA Alumnx Hall, 45 College Street, Montpelier

Oct
8
2019
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Oct
12
2019

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition: Alchemy — Graduating Student Design Work on Display

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition: Alchemy — Graduating Student Design Work on Display

The MFA in Graphic Design program’s fall residency will feature public lectures by guest designers and exhibitions of student work.

The hours for the Thesis Exhibition: Alchemy vary daily; please consult https://vcfa.edu/graphic-design-fall-2019-public-events/ for times, as well as information about all of the residency events.

All events are open to the public and free of charge.

**Credit for artwork included as part of this event submission: Jeremy Luther, MFA in Graphic Design spring 2019 residency.

10/8/19 10:00am - 10/12/19 7:00pm

VCFA Gallery, 36 College Street, Montpelier

Sep
25
2019
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Oct
12
2019

A Few Good Men at Stowe Theatre Guild

A Few Good Men at Stowe Theatre Guild

Two Marines stand on trial for the death of a fellow Marine. But the legal team brought in to defend them starts to wonder if there's more to the story. This is the classic Aaron Sorkin play that became the hit movie starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore — and gave rise to the immortal line "You can't handle the truth!"

Stowe Theatre Guild presents "A Few Good Men," Sept. 25-Oct. 12. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 students, $14 children (12 and under). Available online (www.stowetheatre.com) or at the door (67 Main St., Stowe) before each performance.

9/25/19 7:30pm - 10/12/19 10:30pm

Stowe Theatre Guild, Town Hall Theater, Stowe

Sep
5
2019
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Oct
13
2019

" Flirting with Light " Landscapes in Oil

" Flirting with Light " Landscapes in Oil

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

Oct
4
2019
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Oct
13
2019

Lamoille County Players presents: Arsenic and Old Lace

Lamoille County Players presents: Arsenic and Old Lace

Never take candy from strangers. Or, as is the case in Arsenic and Old Lace, beware of elderberry wine offered by sweet, little old ladies. The Lamoille County Players brings this American comedy classic to the stage in their sixty-seventh season with a production of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Welcome to Brooklyn circa 1940 and the warped, wacky world of the Brewster family. Aunt Abby (Helen LeClair Jurnak, Essex) and Aunt Martha (Karin Shearer, Hardwick), who are known throughout the neighborhood for their many acts of kindness, are a bit misguided, while their nephew, Teddy (James Cass, South Royalton) – a.k.a. Teddy Roosevelt – is downright batty. Enter Mortimer (Marcus Becherer, Cabot) – the “normal” nephew – an author who has just gotten married to Elaine Harper (Christine Newberg, Hyde Park) and is hoping to announce his good news to the family. Before long, Mortimer is caught up in the craziness with no clear exit plan.

First time LCP Director Heather Vize-Willey of Hyde Park chose Arsenic and Old Lace for its brilliant balance between lighthearted and dark humor. “I’ve watched these wonderful actors flourish and grow into beautiful, wild and crazy characters as we have rehearsed. I’m excited to share this fantastic show with our community.”

The Arsenic and Old Lace cast features: Helen LeClair Jurnak (Essex), Karin Shearer (Hardwick), Marcus Becherer (Cabot), James Cass (South Royalton), Sam Lewis (Johnson), Christine Newberg (Hyde Park), Clem Turmel (Milton), Tom Anastasio (Hyde Park), David Smith (Morrisville), Rick Loya (Morrisville), Martin Theoni (North Hyde Park), Noah Shearer (Hardwick), Michael Smith (Cambridge), and Thom Smith (Fairfax).

Performance dates for this charming dark comedy are October 4-6 and 11-13 (Friday – Saturday, 7:00pm; Sundays, 2:00pm) at the historic Hyde Park Opera House in Hyde Park, Vermont. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students, or seniors ages 60 and over. The Lamoille County Players are offering a $10 Matinee Special: any seat for the 2:00pm matinee on October 6 is only $10.

There is a first weekend BOGO (buy-one-get-one FREE) with half the proceeds of all sales on October 4-5 donated to the Lamoille County Habitat for Humanity. When ordering tickets online, on the phone, or in person, use promo code: LCHFH.

Tickets for all shows are now available online at LCPlayers.com where people can pick their own seats and get ticket confirmation, all at no additional charge. The box office (802-888-4507) opens an hour before each performance; call at other times for additional information. If you are unsure of your plans, we recommend that you not make reservations, but rather buy your tickets at the door.

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CALENDAR LISTING: The American comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace. Presented by the Lamoille County Players October 4-6 and 11-13 (Friday – Saturday, 7:00pm; Sundays, 2:00pm). Hyde Park Opera House. Tickets are $18 Regular / $12 Student and Senior. Special $10 Matinee October 6! www.LCPlayers.com or (802) 888-4507.

PICTURE: (Murderous but lovable sisters Karin Shearer (Hardwick) and Helen LeClair Jurnak (Essex) contemplate the future of their nephew, Marcus Becherer (Cabot) and his fiancé, Christine Newberg (Hyde Park).

10/4/19 7:00pm - 10/13/19 9:00pm

Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park

Oct
4
2019
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Oct
14
2019

Gaslight (Angel Street)

Gaslight (Angel Street)

Gaslight (Angel Street), a psychological thriller that builds to an intense and chilling climax, opens at the Dorset Playhouse on Friday, October 4th, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will follow on October 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and October 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss this exciting Dorset Players season opener! Tickets may be purchased at dorsetplayers.org or by calling the box office at 802 867-5777.

10/4/19 7:30am - 10/14/19 2:00pm

Dorset Playhouse, Dorset

Oct
4
2019
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Oct
14
2019

Dorset Players Present Gaslight - Angel Street

Dorset Players Present Gaslight - Angel Street

DORSET PLAYERS 92ND SEASON OPENER


Dorset, VT –Gaslight (Angel Street), the Dorset Players season opener at the Dorset Playhouse on October 4th, has a five member cast under the direction of Janet Groom. The psychological drama by British playwright Patrick Hamilton is the longest running non-musical to have played on Broadway. It is Groom’s eighth directing assignment with the Players.

Groom was attracted to the Victorian melodrama by its gripping final act and high standing among psychological thrillers. Two motion pictures have been made of Gaslight, a British film and a later MGM version in which Ingrid Bergman earned an Academy Award

The plot centers around Bella who suffers from what she believes are early stages of insanity. Her husband, Jack, struggles to help her, and spends his evenings out on the town in order to cope. Or so he makes her believe. As the plot unfolds a detective enters the scene and suspense builds to a chilling climax.

Groom’s cast includes Jeff Cox as the husband, Kristen Kimble as the wife, and Paul Michael Brinker as the detective. Cox has prior acting credits with professional theatre companies in New York, Cleveland and Houston. Brinker was last seen in the principle role of Cal in the Players production of Mothers and Sons; while Kimble appeared previously as the wife of the accused in Witness for the Prosecution.

Also in character roles are Leslie Bremner, performing for the first time with the Players, and Joelle Greenland, seen earlier in the Players One-Act Festival.

Gaslight will be on the Dorset stage for two weekends with performances on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5 and 11-13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 7 and 14, at 2: 00 p.m. Tickets are available online at dorsetplayers.com/tickets or by calling the Dorset Players office (802-867-5570) weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Players café is open with coffee and baked goods 45 minutes before the show and during intermission.

The Players production is sponsored by Blue Flame Gas Company, Inc.; GSK Climate Control, Inc.; P & F Appliance; and Wilburton Inn.

The Dorset Players, Inc., owner of the historic Dorset Playhouse, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit member organization that offers stage entertainment from October to May.  Its mission is to foster the arts in the community through theatrical presentations and to provide growth and educational opportunities to children and adults through a variety of theatrical experiences.  

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10/4/19 7:30pm - 10/14/19 4:00pm

Dorset Playhouse, Dorset

Oct
11
2019
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Oct
14
2019

10th Annual Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival

10th Annual Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival

The Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival is in its 10th year of production and proud to bring over 25 carvers from across the country and around the world to Ludlow, Vermont. Every year on Columbus Day Weekend the days are filled with sawdust flying, chains purring and sculptures coming to life. Walk around with the family, or get inspired to complete some sculptures of your own. Food trucks are abundant and special events such as the Quick Carves, Auctions and the Saturday evening Fire Sculptures are not to be missed! High energy event and fun for the whole family. Come join the carvers at the Jackson Gore Resort Ice House in Ludlow, VT Columbus Day Weekend! Sponsored by Real Log Homes and Timberpeg of Claremont, NH.

10/11/19 10:00am - 10/14/19 5:00pm

The Ice House at Jackson Gore Inn - Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow

Aug
27
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Visual Splendor of Northern India. Photographs by Amy Davenport

Visual Splendor of Northern India. Photographs by Amy Davenport

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

Oct
4
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Water, Water, Everywhere…

Water, Water, Everywhere…

“Water, Water, Everywhere…” is set in a fictional small town Walloomsac, Vermont where a factory has been spewing Perfluorootaonic acid (PFOA) from exhaust stacks and then built up over several years in the groundwater and soil. Similar things happened in Bennington and nearby Hoosick Falls, New York. But playwright and Oldcastle’s Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson, cautions that the play is fiction, not a documentary.
“It certainly was inspired by what occurred locally,” Peterson said, but plot elements have been added to make it both a mystery and a play focusing on many people affected by the contaminated water.”
Much of the play revolves around the local newspaper which is facing a difficult financial situation and is in danger of closing. Two young reporters team up with a veteran editor to bring the story to their readers. Peterson, a former columnist for both the Bennington Banner and the Berkshire Eagle, has written often about Vermont themes in plays such as “Civil Union,” His new play had a successful reading at Writer’s Theatre in New Jersey early this year. “The reading was a great help in the development process,” according the Peterson. We had done a reading at Oldcastle in-house without an audience, then it was substantially rewritten. The Writer’s Theatre reading had an attentive audience and a lively Q and A followed. Then more rewriting. I hope to have one more reading with an audience before rehearsals begin.”
The cast of seven is scheduled to include Howe and another Oldcastle favorite, Christine Decker who received plaudits for her performance as Mary in last season’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” Peterson will direct.

Evening Performances: October 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
Matinees: October 5, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

10/4/19 7:30pm - 10/20/19 2:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

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

Oct
3
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Lost Nation Theater closes its 2019 Season at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center with Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Thursdays – Sundays October 3 – 20, 2019. Curtain time: 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2pm Sundays

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ranks among her very best works. Bold, surprising, boisterous, hilarious and timely, this rollicking modern stage adaptation by Kate Hamill explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life.

The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from, and the constrictions of, society. Follow the trials and travails of Lizzy, Darcy, and the wonderfully idiosyncratic Bennet clan!

Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, so full of life, or so fun as it does in this effervescent, riotous adaptation.

“An Unconditional Delight” - NY Times

10/3/19 7:30pm - 10/20/19 9:00pm

Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier

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

Sep
13
2019
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Oct
27
2019

Dianne Shullenberger's Outdoor Influences

Dianne Shullenberger's Outdoor Influences

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

Oct
10
2019
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Oct
27
2019

ESAI'S TABLE

ESAI'S TABLE

In Esai’s Table, destiny meets eternity for three young black men atop an ancient magical table in this mythic tale of black lives, friendship, family, love and what it ultimately means to be human. The cast stars Dimitri Carter (Film: Bullets Never Die), Cornelius Davidson (NY:Birds of Prey. Film: I Can I Will I Did), Marcus Gladney Jr.(Broadway: Choir Boy), and Benton Greene (Broadway: Sweat) as Esai.Esai’s Table creative team includes David Goldstein (sets), Celeste Jennings (costumes), Kate McGee (lights), Brian Hickey (sound), Daniel Kotlowitz (projections), and Kate Murray (casting). Animations for the production are created by Patience Lekien (illustrator) in partnership with the DALI Lab at Dartmouth College (http://dali.dartmouth.edu/).

Esai’s Table was developed at Cherry Lane Theatre’s award-winning Mentor Project, alongside mentor Stephen Adly Guirgis, and at JAGfest 2.0.

10/10/19 7:30pm - 10/27/19 9:30pm

Briggs Opera House, White River Junction

Oct
4
2019
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Oct
27
2019

In-Sight Photography Project's 21st Annual Auction

In-Sight Photography Project's 21st Annual Auction

Arguably the most unique photography exhibition and auction in New England, In-Sight’s salute to the art of photography has become the stunning event it is thanks to the scores of photographers and lovers of photography who support the art form and understand the opportunity it provides young people as they learn how to look at – and see – the world around and ahead of them.

This annual show presented at the Vermont Center for Photography and online features works submitted by a wide range of international, national and local contributors. Subject matter, mediums, photographic techniques, and sizes vary widely, as does the price range.

BIDDING

Bidding takes place on this website and is therefore open to bidders all over the world.
Create a profile on 32Auctions and start bidding!

THE EXHIBITION

We encourage you to see this spectacular collection of photos in person at the Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro.

WHAT YOUR BID SUPPORTS

The Auction supports In-Sight Photography Project’s scholarship fund which makes it possible for In-Sight to provide its programs to all young people, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

10/4/19 12:00am - 10/27/19 11:30pm

49 Flat Street, Brattleboro

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

Sep
2
2019
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Oct
30
2019

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

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

Sep
6
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

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

Sep
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Hannah Morris: Waiting to Happen

Hannah Morris: Waiting to Happen

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.

For further information please contact info@northerndaughters.com or (802) 877-2173

9/1/19 10:00am - 10/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Sep
5
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Scott André Campbell | "Distribution"

Scott André Campbell | "Distribution"

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

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

Sep
18
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

We wander in gardens, foster habitats, explore ecosystems. Life buzzes, entwines, fosters, interacts—one species to another and another and another. Birds and insects and plants thrive together.

How can art explore, examine, and express pollination—metaphorical and otherwise? Experience how Vermont artists and photographers approach and imagine this essential process. Show runs through October.

Included with Museum Admission
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow road
Huntington, Vermont 05462


Image: detail of bas-relief carving "Honeybees and Black-eyes Susans" by BJ Gray

Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington

Sep
3
2019
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Nov
1
2019

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

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

Oct
1
2019
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Nov
1
2019

Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media.

Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us

10/1/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
Installations made from tautly strung thread and string that explore scale differences in small and large configurations. Tuyen is the recipient of the 2018-19 SPA Studio Residency Program. On display in the 2nd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Rock Solid XIX

Rock Solid XIX

Rock Solid XIX
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblage by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. On display in the Main gallery. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite (for a map and slide show, visit [studioplacearts.com]). 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Humanity – No Fear of the Other and the Good Life
Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
On display in the 3rd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Oct
4
2019
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Nov
3
2019

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

This 20th annual ICE exhibit features 76 artists from around the globe, the U.S. and Canada. The show is a visual feast, chock full of compelling imagery skillfully crafted with found papers, ephemera and objects, painting, drawing and digital pictures. The artists explore the surreal, the sublime, the humorous, the nostalgic and cerebral and several artists have written their personal stories on the back of their collage. These stories add perspective, emotion and understanding to their artwork. Running in tandem to ICE is the Vermont Feministe Exhibit featuring collages by Heidi Smith, Jane Davies, Nina DuBois and Athena Tasiopolis. Each artist offers a unique take on the female experience, their visceral, emotional, psychological and spiritual observations, occurrences and memories are explored and revealed through the language of collage. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm in conjunction with PLATFORM VT! ART, FASHION, LIVE MEDIA PERFORMANCE.

10/4/19 7:00pm - 11/3/19 7:00pm

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill 145 East Main Street, Poultney

Sep
20
2019
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Nov
9
2019

Unbroken Current

Unbroken Current

The work in Unbroken Current investigates cultural and personal identity, social justice, and history through the lens of photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Artists include: Mildred Beltre, Sanford Biggers, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rashid Johnson, Harlan Mack, and Carrie Mae Weems. See website for details and events: helenday.com

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
20
2019
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Nov
9
2019

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Greek artist Vasilis Zografos’ new body of paintings reveals the medium’s enduring relevance in today’s digital image culture by examining the tension between memorialization and design, commemoration and utility, reflection and affordance, in a series of oils on paper that draw upon an archaeological rather than a Modernist tradition.

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
25
2019
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Nov
22
2019

Mountain Air Exhibition

Mountain Air Exhibition

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center features a group exhibition in celebration of the mountain landscape for the Fall Season. The exhibition opens in collaboration with Stowe Mountain Film Festival, presented by Acabay, in partnership with the VT Ski & Snowboard Museum, on October 25th and October 26th. The collection includes painting, sculpture and photography. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of Vermont artists: Arista Alanis, Mary Brevda, Rory Jackson, Joseph Salerno and Homer Wells.
There will be an exhibition reception on Friday, October 26th from 5:00 - 6:30pm, on the opening night of Stowe Mountain Film Festival.

Artists are responding to physicality of mountains, from our local Green Mountain ridgelines to the awe-inspiring mountains of Patagonia. Working in varied mediums, the pieces capture essence of the landscape - often emotional, spiritual and studied.

Painter Rory Jackson divides his time between the coastal region of Cape Three Points in Ghana and Lincoln Gap, Vermont. Of his oils in the exhibit on both linen and canvas, He writes:

As a Vermonter, the Mountain air has a sensory effect like none other, it is home. It is the clean breath that sweeps through the lungs of the hillside. It carries in it all the pollen and scents of the flowering, sprouting and decaying plants, and still maintains always to remain fresh In constancy the Mountains evoke an awe in their bold presence and unconquerable royalty, as the air sings of that awe as it moves in their midst. - Rory Jackson

Both Ridgeline Series and Woods Edge Series by plein air painter Joseph Salerno are featured in the exhibition - presented as a horizontal vista of both intricate relationships of form and abstracted tones of light and dark, all celebrating favorite tree line settings near his home studio in Johnson, Vermont. Arista Alanis’ vibrant expressionistic paintings move back and forth between figurative landscape and abstraction. Of her oils and mixed media paintings, the artist explains, “The artwork is not about specific places, but about significant moments that ignite a feeling of being alive in the space.”

Partners in life, travel and art from Vermont to Patagonia, Mary Brevda (photographer) and Homer Wells (sculptor, painter, inventor), capture the landscape in complimentary ways with dynamic perspectives, dramatic lighting, and etched aluminum pieces. Both artists are largely self-taught and always experimenting.

For further information on the Mountain Air group exhibitions, please call the gallery at 802-760-4634, email Kelly Holt (kholt@sprucepeakarts.com), or visit SprucePeakArts.com.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, and one hour prior to performances and events

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Sep
27
2019
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Nov
23
2019

Uncharted

Uncharted

Join us at The Garage Cultural Center for an exhibit of artwork by Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller. After a lifetime investigating, Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller are each in own their unique way, leaping off the mountain of experience to UnCharted waters. Challenging materials, subject matter and presentation. Deep breath - Jump!

Exhibit runs through November 22, 2019

Opening Reception September 27, 2019 from 4-7pm

9/27/19 4:00pm - 11/23/19 5:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Oct
4
2019
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Nov
30
2019

Show 35

Show 35

The Front presents SHOW 35, running October 4 through November 30. Join us for the opening reception on October 4, 4-8 pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! The gallery is open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com.

Image: BAND, 2019 by Kate Burnim

10/4/19 4:00pm - 11/30/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Oct
4
2019
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Dec
1
2019

"Textures" A Group Art Show

"Textures" A Group Art Show

The Beyond Gallery presents, "Textures" A Group Art Show featuring 19 artists.
Gallery Hours:
Friday 4PM-8PM
Saturday 10AM - 8PM
Sunday 12PM-4PM

10/4/19 4:00pm - 12/1/19 4:00pm

437 Main St., Bennington

Sep
3
2019
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Dec
8
2019

MuseumLab

MuseumLab

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

Sep
28
2019
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Dec
20
2019

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Wind swept skies and rocky shores, light dappled woods and shimmering water – Kate Emlen’s paintings explore the power and mystery of the natural world. Imagery shifts between disintegration and integration through the use of light and shadow, color and form. Emlen’s small gouaches on paper and large oil paintings on panel and linen are included in the exhibition.

9/28/19 5:00pm - 12/20/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Oct
1
2019
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Dec
27
2019

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Heartbeet is a vibrant lifesharing community in Hardwick and Craftsbury that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Community members live and work together in beautiful extended family households in a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop his or her unique ability and potential. The art shown is a collaboration between the fiber art creators and therapeutic woodworking studio. After the wool feltings are made the pieces are then hand framed by Heartbeet craftsmen with timber from their land. 11 artists are represented in the group show, with pieces entitled Tree Spirit, The Shepherd, Lonely Landscape, Moonrise and more.

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
1
2019
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Dec
27
2019

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Jennifer Hubbard’s oil paintings feature scenes from Lamoille and Orleans counties, and capture barns and agricultural subjects in the vivid illumination of late afternoon light. In some paintings, she tweaks her color palette to add a contemporary, surreal twist on traditional rural landscape painting. The resulting paintings merge realistic, recognizable scenes with a touch of painterly abstraction. Jennifer Hubbard grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied painting and drawing at the Mitchell School of Fine Arts, and Maryland Institute, College of Art. She moved to Vermont in 2009.

“My work has always been primarily focussed on portraiture. When I moved to Vermont, where the landscape is such a powerful influence on daily life, I decided to move my subjects outside, into the environment. I was interested in capturing the interaction between people and the outdoors, particularly as the seasons change.” Hubbard gradually started replacing figures with barns and other architectural elements. The resulting paintings bring to mind both Impressionism and Photorealism, and offer a contemporary perspective of the people and landscapes of Vermont.

www.jenniferhubbardfineart.com

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
3
2019
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Dec
27
2019

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

The artist’s body of work combines and transforms hand-stitched pieces of old cloth into new contexts-- with some inspired by their histories, and others by formal concerns or visual associations. Rogue Cloth Work presents textile assemblages created by Cohen over many years—and each tells a compelling story.

Opening Reception October 10, 4:30-7:00 PM
Montpelier Art Walk December 6, 4:00-7:00 PM

10/3/19 8:00am - 12/27/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

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

Sep
14
2019
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Jan
12
2020

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Joel D. Barber, Swan, Havre de Grace, 1950. Watercolor and ink on paper, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of J. Watson, Jr., Harry H., and Samuel B. Webb. 1952-192.388. Photography by Andy Duback.

This monographic exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952). Featuring more than 100 decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors from Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection and archives, the exhibition will be organized into five thematic sections. The first section explores Barber’s introduction to the world of wildfowl decoys and his early collecting years. The next section focuses on the Art Deco-inspired watercolors he used to illustrate his groundbreaking first book Wild Fowl Decoys published in 1934. The third section chronicles his various attempts at trying to design the perfect “Modern” decoy, amalgams based on historical precedents found in his collection. The fourth section examines the numerous ways Barber exhibited his collection publicly to shine a spotlight on decoys, including: duck shows, art exhibitions, and the establishment of the world’s first decoy museum in 1947. Using existing watercolor portraits and measured drawings, the fifth and final section pieces together Barber’s unfinished second book The Decoys of North America, an ambitious project that consumed the final three years of his life.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Sep
6
2019
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Feb
6
2020

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

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