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'Not My America' Art Opening Jan.17th 6-9pm at 2Creative Community in Winooski. Come experience the art of film, visual, & performance art. Featuring: Bettina Desrochers, Carol Diamond, Cassandra Madden, Creative Bhutanese Circle, David Schein, Dominique Vitali, Doug Hoffman, Eden Stern, Jason Baker, Jean Cherouny, Jen Berger, Jennie Bee, Jim Gerstman, John Douglas, Kate Longmaid, Kelly Hickey, Kim Rabideau, Kristian Brevik, Marni Leikin, Matt Morris, Maxwell Comjean, Meghan Bramblett, Michael Kuk, Orah Moore, Rhonda Ratray, Rob Koeir, Ross Connelly, Sara Baker, Travis Will, Vanessa Compton. Come get moved by art & make the change this world needs!
1/17/20 6:00pm - 9:00pm
2Creative Community, Winooski
Next Stage Arts Project continues its bimonthly Local Music & Food series in the Next Stage Cafe with Molly Steinmark's trio M.O.D. and dinner from the Top of the Hill Grill on Friday, January 17. M.O.D. plays a mix of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop and R&B, and features Molly on drums and vocals plus a rotating cast of some of the area's finest musicians. For this concert/dance party, Darby Wolf (keyboards and bass) and Dan Thomas (guitar) round out the power trio that packs a danceable punch with a full band sound. The Cafe will offer pulled pork/cole slaw, andouille/blue cheese and portobello/mozzarella sliders with pickles and chips for $4, and a beer/wine cash bar, starting at 6:00 pm. The music starts at 7:00 pm.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Admission is $10 at the door. For information, call 802-387-0102 or visit www.nextstagearts.org.
1/17/20 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill, Putney
‘NOT MY AMERICA’ Art opening Jan.17th 6-9pm at 2Creative Community in Winooski.
This show came about from receiving Jennie Bee’s work Welcome To America: In Memoriam
This piece is about all the children that have died in the camps. Calling it ‘Not My America’ was opening it up to many things happening in the world today like the denial of climate change & I was hoping to get some comic relief with work about trump which I found with artist Matt Morris’s work Mr. Biglysworth and many others!
There is film, visual, & performance art to be had. So come out and get moved by art to be the change this world needs!
Featuring: Bettina Desrochers, Carol Diamond, Cassandra Madden, Creative Bhutanese Circle, David Schein, Dominique Vitali, Doug Hoffman, Eden Stern, Jean Cherouny, Jen Berger, Jennie Bee, Jim Gerstman, John Douglas, Kate Longmaid, Kelly Hickey, Kim Rabideau, Kristian Brevik, Marni Leikin, Matt Morris, Maxwell Comjean, Meghan Bramblett, Michael Kuk, Orah Moore, Rhoda Ratray, Rob Koeir, Ross Connelly, Sara Baker, Travis Will, Vanessa Compton
2Creative Community inc.
110 W. Canal st. #102
Winooski, VT 05404
1/17/20 6:00pm - 9:00pm
2Creative Community, Winooski
Presented by Young Tradition Vermont . $20 suggested donation. Reservations recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org
A CD release concert featuring material from Dominique’s new album, Cànan nan Teud (The Language of the Strings) will be held at The Hotel Vermont. Explore the relationship between Puirt-à-Beul (Gaelic mouth music) and traditional dance tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton. Gaelic songs and 18th century Irish harp tunes, lively jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Dominique’s deep love of Gaelic music and culture brings this material to life through a combination of harp, song, and story for all who enjoy traditional music.
Dominique is a harper and singer who grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and now divides her time between New Hampshire and Cape Breton with frequent visits to Vermont for private lessons and occasional performances. This includes teaching with the YTV Touring Group and Fiddleheads. She has a passion for melody-driven dance music and responsive, rhythmic accompaniment, as well as for Gaelic songs, airs, and 18th century harp tunes. A former Fulbright Scholar and a 2012 graduate of the University of Limerick with an MA in Irish Music Performance, Dominique also holds a BA Honours in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She is a dedicated learner of Scottish Gaelic, a profound influence on her music which continues to shape her sense of rhythm and phrasing.
1/17/20 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Hotel Vermont 41 Cherry Street, Burlington
As both a pianist, and composer, Michael Arnowitt’s imaginative musical landscapes, extraordinary sense of touch, and unique musical expressions have delighted audiences in concert halls around the world, from his home-base in Vermont and Toronto to Korea, Russia, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. His life and music are the subject of the documentary film Beyond 88 Keys (2004), filmed in both the United States and Europe.
In October of 2020 he will be performing a 10-day concert tour of China with the guitarist Steve Blair.
Tickets $35/$25/$10 at www.chandler-arts.org or (802) 728-9878
1/17/20 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Chandler Music Hall, Randolph
The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment, steadily building a reputation for their upbeat and integrated sound. The January 17 concert includes Beethoven’s Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, op. 18.4; Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, op. 127, and the third “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.3. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22 public/$16 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.
Mahaney Arts Center, Robinson Hall, Middlebury
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, Knives Out is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Directed by Rian Johnson.
1/17/20 7:30pm - 9:40pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
LNT seeking Actors-Singers-Movers. (experience with puppetry helpful).
Auditions are by appointment Fri Jan 17 & Sat Jan 18 at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center.
Call backs will be held by invitation Sat Eve & Sun Jan 19 at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center.
Prepare 2 contrasting monologues and 16-32 bars of a song (optional) no longer than two total minutes. Bring a headshot and resume. Most roles open in most shows.
We are particularly focusing on Gruff-the Musical, and Into the Breeches.
Other shows in the season include Ragtime-the musical, and Les Filles de Quoi?
(These auditions are NOT for LNT’s Young Company shows, but for LNT's professional mainstage shows).
For an appointment email: email@example.com
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1189425451448133/
1/17/20 7:00pm - 1/18/20 4:00pm
Lost Nation Theater, City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier
VCFA's MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program residency will present a series of public readings January 1 through January 20. Readings feature VCFA faculty, visiting writers, and graduating students, with special guests Ann Dávila Cardinal, Gilbert Ford, Charles R. Smith, Jr., and Padma Venkatraman. All readings are held on the VCFA campus in Montpelier, and are open to the public and free of charge.
See https://vcfa.edu/public-events-for-winter-2020-wcya-residency/ for the daily schedule and information about the special guests.
1/11/20 7:30pm - 1/20/20 2:00pm
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
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
End of Day by Laura Heijn (pronounced hine) will be showing at Vermont Studio Center in the Red Mill Gallery from January 5 through January 31, with a closing reception on Wednesday, January 29, from 6 to 8 pm.
The Red Mill Gallery is located in the main meeting building on the VSC campus on Pearl Street in Johnson, Vermont. Shows in this gallery are rotating. Laura Heijn had a Vermont Studio Center residency in January 1993, and returned as a staff member later that year. She and her husband have resided in Johnson ever since, where she has painted exclusively from home, run a small dairy operation, and raised three children. Laura grew up in Massachusetts and studied fine arts and English literature at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at Harvard University, where her teachers included Carole Bolsey, Jon Imber, and Dmitri Hadzi. Over the past 25 years, she has shown at the Vermont Studio Center and in other northern Vermont galleries.
1/6/20 9:00am - 1/31/20 5:00pm
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson
The Valley Players will present Out of Sight, Out of Murder by Fred Carmichael, January 17-19, 24-26, and Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays are at 7 pm, and Sundays at 4 pm. The Valley Players Theater is located at 4254 Main Street in Waitsfield.
Out of Sight, Out of Murder was the first play to receive the Valley Players' Vermont Playwright Award in 1983. In the play, author Peter Knight (Jesse Putnam, Warren) is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. There's the lovely ingenue (Aimee Clement, Waitsfield), the trusty butler (Brent Adams, Warren), a feisty character woman (Ruth Ann Pattee, Fayston), a dauntless hero (Louis Bronson, Warren), a fascinating "other woman” (Rachel Natvig, Northfield), the always pregnant serving girl (Marci Robinson, Warren), and the wily lawyer (Sal Spinosa, Waitsfield) waiting for midnight to read the will. Peter loses control of his characters and there is a murder; the intended victim is Peter. Other murders follow and the culprit is among characters who, having also worked for other authors, know a great deal about the subject. Charlotte Robinson, Warren, is also in the cast. The play is directed by Doug Bergstein, Warren, and stage managed by Mikki Nucci, Waitsfield. Jasper Mayone, Waitsfield, is the light operator.
Tickets are on sale now and are available by going to valleyplayers.com, or by calling 802-583-1674.
1/17/20 7:00pm - 2/2/20 4:00pm
Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield
Mindy Fisher grew up in a small town in New Hampshire where she took as many art classes as she possibly could, including attending courses at The River Gallery Art School in Brattleboro, VT. In 1998 she moved to Chicago to study Set Design at Columbia College. She stayed in Chicago and focused on painting, cartooning, and self taught herself animation. She also had the opportunity to teach youth cartooning and sewing at Right Brained Studio in Oak Park, IL. She now lives in Vermont and has moved her studio into the Exner Block in Bellows Falls Mindy has shown work in Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Rutland, VT, Lafayette, LA, Portland, OR, and Clifton Springs, NY and has sold work to collectors around the globe.
Over the past decade I have been creating a series of paintings called “Ornaglyphs”. These surreal, gouache paintings feature a crazy cast of bird-like characters and a hieroglyphic non-language that is open to interpretation. The paintings started off as comic panels and have now morphed into clustered, layered abstract paintings. Each painting is a spontaneous experiment with color and shapes colliding. When people experience my work I want them to get lost and find new things.
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
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
ArtisTree Daily Artists Exhibit from 2019
January 17 -February 8, 2020
The Daily Artists are a group of local visual artists working in a variety mediums who were committed to the practice of making art daily in 2019.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 17th, 5:30-7:30pm
The Daily Artists Exhibit Dates:
January 17th-February 8th, 2020
A culminating exhibit of works by The ArtisTree Daily Artists, a group of local artists who have made a year-long commitment to making art each day for the entire year!
The Daily Artists are a group of local visual artists working in a variety mediums including painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, jewelry and photography. Come see the inspiration and growth over year long journey of making art daily.
Vermont Arts 2018! A year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events, concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings that take place all across the state.
1/17/20 5:30pm - 2/8/20 4:00pm
Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret
OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 BEGINNING AT 5PM
Mark Barry celebrates life with paint brush in hand. No moment is too small — flying down the hill on a sled,skiing in fresh powder or snuggled by the fire with a favorite book — and he captures each one with bold, brilliant color, often in large scale, to capture each moment’s importance. Mark Barry paints happiness and celebrates the gift of time and his deep appreciation of life — and the viewer quickly realizes it is contagious.
1/10/20 12:00pm - 2/16/20 8:00pm
Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Two artists sharing a passion of providing a glimpse of the majestic and stately natural world and the rural tranquility of old farms combine their work in this unique exhibition. Working in diabolically different mediums of wood and paper, their work is joined by the common thread of russet earth tones.
Barb Godwin is a fine artist working with pyrography - the art of applying burn marks on wood with a heated object. Godwin applies her designs to a smooth wood surface and engraves the image with a special heated “pen” utilizing the grain of the wood and various degrees of heat to develop subtle values and tones.
Roarke Sharlow is a fine art photographer known for digitally manipulating his images. Starting with a colored image, he first removes the color and then applies a sepia toning resulting in a subtle russet timbre with the depth of rich light and dark values.
Artists Reception Sunday – February 23, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
1/8/20 1:00pm - 2/29/20 5:00pm
Valley Arts Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
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
More than Meets the Eye
An Exhibition Series
Exhibition on view: January 11 - March 15, 2020
Exhibition Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2-4 p.m.
Location: Yester House Galleries at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive/ Manchester West Road, Manchester, VT 05254
The Southern Vermont Arts Center is proud to offer a suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. The I Am More: Facing Stigma photography exhibition, created and sponsored by the Yellow Tulip Project, features black-and-white portraits of people who are dealing with mental health challenges personally or through the experiences of family or friends. The individuals–musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and more–are dedicated to challenging assumptions and stigma around mental illness and what mental illness “looks like.”
The Forty-Seven Main Street Artists Group demonstrates the inspirational power of abstract self expression in paint. Renowned photographer Gisela Gamper documents her personal journey of love and mourning. Bennington College Visiting Professor Terry Boddie takes a complex approach to the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Nationally recognized photographer Carl Austin Hyatt shows portraits made from two decades of travels in the Andes of Peru. In mixed media portraits, students from area schools present themselves as they want to be seen. We are, all of us, more than meets the eye! These artists are responding to related but distinct themes: “art that heals,” “personal narrative,” “I am more than meets the eye,” or “art as a social message.” The exhibition will empower members of our community to speak up about a range of critical issues.
Our role in curating this exhibition is to create an opportunity for art to inspire connections and conversations. The exhibition will provide space to come together–which is at the center of our mission. SVAC will provide opportunities for visitors to express their responses to all the artwork on display.
I Am More: Facing Stigma is organized by The Yellow Tulip Project, Portland, Maine. All photographs ©️ Lissy Thomas Photography.
1/11/20 10:00am - 3/15/20 4:00pm
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
This winter, SVAC is proud to offer a suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. The I Am More: Facing Stigma photography exhibition, created and sponsored by the Yellow Tulip Project, features black and white portraits of people who are dealing with mental health challenges personally or through the experiences of family or friends. The individuals–musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and more–are dedicated to challenging assumptions and stigma around mental illness and what mental illness “looks like.”
The Forty-Seven Main Street Artists Group demonstrate the inspirational power of abstract self expression in paint.
Renowned photographer Gisela Gamper documents her personal journey of love and mourning in her photographic series titled “Longing for David.” After David, her husband, lover, musician and sometime collaborator of 43 years suddenly passed away she missed her physical connection to him. In her grief she found some consolation in playing with his favorite clothes and documenting herself wearing them. The photographs are a visual testament to her grieving process.
Bennington College Visiting Professor Terry Boddie takes a complex approach to the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Nationally recognized photographer Carl Austin Hyatt shows portraits made from two decades of travels in the Andes of Peru. In mixed media portraits, students from area schools present themselves as they want to be seen. We are, all of us, more than meets the eye!
These artists, offered opportunities for solo or group exhibitions, curated and organized by faculty and/or staff, are responding to related but distinct themes: “art that heals,” “personal narrative,” “I am more than meets the eye,” or “art as asocial message.” The exhibition will empower members of our community to speak up about a range of critical issues.
Alongside the artwork, SVAC will host a panel discussion with some of our area’s leading mental health experts, in conjunction with various artists. We hope the I Am More: Facing Stigma exhibition along with the panel discussions will raise essential awareness of mental health issues. We also hope that the varied artwork coming together in this exhibition will be the catalyst for other conversation–about what matters most, both to the artists and to our gallery visitors. For some, mental health will be at the heart of that discussion. For others, different aspects of identity and humanity will resonate.
SVAC staff are not healthcare providers. Our role in curating this exhibition is to create an opportunity for art to inspire connections and conversations. The exhibition will provide space to come together–which is at the center of our mission. SVAC will provide opportunities for visitors to express their responses to all the artwork on display.
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Artists in this exhibition focus on love past, love lost, love hoped for, love lived in a way that both honors relationships and propels the power of love beyond two, beyond power structures, into a world where multiplicity and non hierarchical structure creates action and change on a larger scale. While love may start with individuals, these artists examine their love not subjugated nor confined by any preconceived ideals or prescribed structures, but love for itself as a verb, a noun, an emotion, and a driving force. Artists include:
Louise Bourgeois, Robert Buck, Molly Davies, Jim Dine, Tracey Emin, John Killacky & Eiko Otake & Brian Stevenson, and Jeroen Nelemans. Image: Unrequited Love 2, Jeroen Nelemans. Photo credit: Robert Chase Heishman
1/16/20 10:00am - 4/18/20 5:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe