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Browse for gifts while you enjoy live holiday music from many countries and many times. Full Circle is a group of five women who play a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, folk, and holiday music on recorders, tin whistle, harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion and voices. Their recordings will be offered for sale at the store.
12/1/19 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington
Kate harrumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart… and you gotta have faith.
Directed by Paul Feig.
12/1/19 3:00pm - 4:43pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) will present The Nutcracker ballet at the Flynn Center in Burlington Nov 30 - Dec 1. The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and the magical dream she has one Christmas Eve. Set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, the story of The Nutcracker follows the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Mouse King and embark on a magical journey to The Land of Sweets. Choreographed by Madeline Cantarella Culpo and featuring sets by Carl Sprague and costumes by Rita Watson & Victile Donahue, The Nutcracker is sure to delight all ages.
11/30/19 3:00pm - 12/1/19 3:00pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by British-born American artist Malcolm Morley at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Hailed internationally as a pioneering figure of his generation, Morley was a founder of Super-Realism, which developed as a counterpoint to Pop Art in the 1960s. He is also remembered as an artist who deliberately broke away from the stylistic innovations which brought him this initial fame. Over a career spanning sixty years, Morley’s practice continually evolved, his paintings becoming ever more colorful, expressive and distinctive. This exhibition includes approximately 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper created between 1964 and 2016 from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
5/11/19 11:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm
Hall Art Foundation, Reading
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Arista Alanis, Steve Budington, Clark Derbes, Jason Galligan-Baldwin and Sarah Letteney, this show spotlights artists who live and work in Vermont. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
5/11/19 11:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm
Hall Art Foundation, Reading
The Beyond Gallery presents, "Textures" A Group Art Show featuring 19 artists.
Saturday 10AM - 8PM
10/4/19 4:00pm - 12/1/19 4:00pm
437 Main St., Bennington
30th Annual Women’s Festival of Crafts
Saturday, November 30th from 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 1st from 10am-4pm
Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street
Shop at over 55 artisans' booths to find just the right handmade jewelry, artwork, pottery, greeting cards, clothing, recycled and upcycled art, housewares, herbal products, and so much more. Free and open to the public. For more info, please go to www.womensfestivalofcrafts.com.
11/30/19 10:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm
Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington
41st Anniversary Year!
Vermont Top Ten Winter Event, State of Vermont Declares Thanksgiving Weekend, Putney Craft Tour Weekend
The 41st Annual Putney Craft Tour, the oldest continuing crafts tour in the country, is held during the long Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 29, Dec 1,10-5p), and gives shoppers, visitors and collectors another reason to be thankful. Glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, painters, woodworkers, – even artisan cheesemakers, and winemakers– invite visitors to come in to their studios, discover, ask questions, sip hot cider and buy that one-of-a-kind gift direct from the artisan who made it. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these prominent craftspeople and view the works where they are conceived and created. Most studios do demos. The weekend is promoted as the “Putney Craft Tour’s Craft, Culinary and Performance Weekend” with wine and cheese tastings and performances at night at Next Stage and Sandglass Theatre. Location: Putney and Saxtons River, VT. Visitors may start at The Gleanery Restaurant, 133 Main Street, Putney for info, maps, and a preview exhibition of the artisans’ works. www.putneycrafts.com
11/29/19 10:00am - 12/1/19 5:00pm
Putney and Saxtons River, Putney
Join us for a weekend of fun celebrating the holiday season!
Activities begin on Friday evening with an outdoor firepit, s’mores and warm drinks (adult beverages additional), tree lighting, and Santa’s arrival with the help of the Waterbury Fire Department Squad and their Fire Truck! The fun continues Saturday with cookie decorating, ornament making, horse drawn wagon rides, and the whole family may gather around a beautifully prepared holiday Buffet Dinner and cheer on their favorite model in the Ugly Sweater Contest (the winner can come back for a free night’s stay!). The evening concludes with a family holiday movie with popcorn.
When you spend the weekend with us in one of our beautiful guest rooms, your room rate of $129.99/night includes all the amenities and weekend events (alcohol and Buffet Dinner are extra).
Bright and early Sunday morning kick off the holiday season with a special chef-prepared breakfast with Santa for kids of all ages in our dining room.
All events are subject to change at the management’s discretion. Fees may apply. Please check in or contact us for with questions or for updates.
Head to our website for more details on pricing and daily itineraries!
11/29/19 12:00pm - 12/1/19 8:30pm
Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe, Waterbury
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
Melanie Brotz presents 15 paintings - impressions of the landscapes and surroundings she experienced this fall on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Her body of work is part of a group show at the Flynn Dog gallery presented by Art Tribe - a collective of women artists in the Burlington area.
11/8/19 8:00am - 12/26/19 7:00pm
Flynn Dog Gallery 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington
The 2019 Chandler Holiday Artisans' Market offers a beautiful selection of fine art, crafts, and local products, presenting a variety of creative work that exemplifies the talent of area artisans and local food producers. It has earned a region-wide reputation as a rewarding place for holiday shopping among area residents and visitors alike. The Artisans Holiday Market offers shoppers the opportunity to show support for local independent businesses and artists, while also helping to raise funds for future programming and exhibits at Chandler.
For detailed information about hours, contact
11/21/19 6:00pm - 12/28/19 6:00pm
Chandler Gallery, Randolph
In 1991 Robert Mallory Klein, a world-traveled, retired diplomat living in Elmore, decided to paint the villages and hamlets of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom – over 100 in all. He spent many consecutive summers painting several views of each. His broad strokes of bold color, afforded by summer light and reminiscent of Hopper, portray routine places that one might otherwise take for granted. Klein painted ordinary scenes – the farmhouse, the local breakfast counter, patched roofs and leaning porches – and captured the lives of the people who lived there, however modest and humble. What remains are the enduring images of the towns and villages he loved. In a sense he documented a history of the Northeast Kingdom; many of the places have changed with the times; many remain the same, and some no longer exist.
11/1/19 12:00pm - 12/29/19 5:00pm
THE GALLERY: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
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 T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by Elliot Burg and Athena Tasiopoulos. The exhibit will run from November 5th, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception - November 7th - 5:00 - 7:00pm, Artist Talk - December 6th - 5:00pm
Elliot Burg is a freelance photographer from Middlesex, Vermont. In 2018, Elliot Burg traveled to Havana, Cuba, to capture portraits and photograph musicians and dancers in the streets playing music and moving their bodies to the rhythms of salsa and reggaetón.
Athena Petra Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. The artist creates surface texture, depth, and dimension by covering and inscribing paper and photographic collages with encaustic. By re-inventing antiquated portraits, Tasiopoulos allows her subjects to transcend the constraints of time and place.
11/5/19 12:00pm - 1/3/20 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”
11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm
Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction
The Vermont Pastel Society ( VPS) is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1999 by award-winning artist Sean Dye. The purpose of VPS is to build and strengthen connections among pastel artists. VPS now has over 120 members and is open to all levels of pastel artists. The organization sponsors workshops and hosts both member and juried exhibitions in various locations around the state.
Recently, the organization has been divided up into six smaller groups, called “hubs” in order for members to get to know other nearby pastelists and to share in local activities, whether it is a workshop, an exhibit or just getting together to paint. The Montpelier area is called the Central Vermont Hub and boasts more than 35 members, fourteen of whom are exhibiting work in this show. We believe that the variety of subjects, styles, compositions and colors in these paintings demonstrate the versatility, the beauty and the brilliance of pastels.
We hope you love the medium of pastels just as much as we do!
For further information, please see: www.vermontpastelsociety.com
11/17/19 12:00pm - 1/11/20 12:00pm
THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin
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
Catamount Arts is pleased to announce its fifth annual juried show, “Arts Connect at Catamount Arts,” which will be on view in the Catamount Arts Galleries from November 23 through January 24. Juried by Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Associate Curator at the Shelburne Museum, this exhibition offers area residents an opportunity to view outstanding work by emerging and established member artists. An opening reception for artists, family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 4-6 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Katie Wood Kirchhoff is associate curator at Shelburne Museum where she explores the museum’s historic collections in such varied exhibitions as “Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds,” “Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects,” and “Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography.” A graduate of Smith College and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Kirchhoff received her PhD from the University of Delaware and worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate before her arrival at the Shelburne Museum. She is currently working on “Eyesight & Insight: A Lens on American Art” as part of the Vermont Curators Group’s 2020 Vision Project.
For more information about “Arts Connect at Catamount Arts,” on view from November 23rd to January 24th, or to learn more about the galleries at Catamount Arts, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.
11/23/19 4:00pm - 1/24/20 12:00pm
Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography celebrates the work of 14 international and national contemporary artists who use the darkroom as a type of laboratory and find inspiration in the vast array of 19th-century photographic processes, from daguerreotypes to photograms. Experimenting with the mutable medium of photography and employing a variety of materials—from cyanotype dresses made of tamale wrappers to a three-dimensional shelter displaying tintype portraits—these artists depict familiar subjects of landscapes, portraiture, and still life through a contemporary lens.
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Ages 18+ | Movement and dance education workshop
Immerse yourself in this two-day intensive course on the DEL Model of Dance Education: Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), collaborative dance making, lesson planning, human development, strategies for effective teaching, and linking dance to curriculum for children and teenagers.
Dates & Location
October 19-20, 2019 | Perles Family Studio
January 25-26, 2020 | Perles Family Studio
DEL Essentials Dance for Social Change examines varied approaches for empowering dancers and dance educators as advocates for social change. *Prior experience in DEL workshops and courses highly recommended as a prerequisite for participation.
March 14-15, 2020 | Perles Family Studio
$290 with housing*/$240 without; includes workshop & training, meals, and Jacob’s Pillow programming. Please review the refund policy. Need financial support? Generous scholarships are available.
Housing is located on the Jacob’s Pillow campus, a 3-minute walking distance from the workshop location. On-site housing Pillow provides single rooms, co-ed bathrooms, and common areas that include a small kitchenette.
REGISTER HERE https://jacobspillowdance.formstack.com/forms/jpdel
Concepts & Content
Overview of the DEL Model
Rationale for Dance Education for children & teens
History of Rudolph Laban
Applied Laban Movement Analysis (body, effort, space, relationship) Movement Sentence
Choreography & LMA
DEL Lesson Plan format
Making connections to other disciplines
Developmental benchmarks of children and teens
Effective teaching strategies
10/19/19 10:00am - 3/15/20 5:00pm
Jacob's Pillow, Outside Vermont