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Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Jan
18
2020

Women's Suffrage Film - Not For Ourselves Alone

Women's Suffrage Film - Not For Ourselves Alone

January 18 at 2:00 pm
Not For Ourselves Alone
No charge. Donations welcome.

This documentary by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes sets the stage for the series through an intimate, loving and sometimes fiery portrayal of the suffrage movement's "miracle partnership" between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. A discussion will follow the film.
Sponsored by the Bennington Branch of the American Association of University Women, and co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and the Bennington Center for the Performing Arts—Home of Oldcastle Theatre.

1/18/20 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

Jan
18
2020

Words of Wisdom - Cantabile Concert

Words of Wisdom - Cantabile Concert

In addition to familiar choral works by Mozart and Bach, the repertoire will include music by Childs, Diemer, Arneson and others, set to the poetry of Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Louisa May Alcott, Anne Frank, and William Shakespeare.

Founded in 2001, Cantabile is an auditioned chorus of 25 female voices from Vermont and New Hampshire that performs a repertoire of women’s choral literature across musical periods.
Kathy Sherlock-Green, Director. Jeanne Chambers, Accompanist

1/18/20 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich

Jan
18
2020

The Hirschfield International Film Series Presents: System Crasher

The Hirschfield International Film Series Presents: System Crasher

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents System Crasher. In German with English subtitles.

Berlin International Film Festival Winner: Silver Bear & Germany's Official Selection for the 92nd Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.

Two showings: 3-5pm and 8-10 pm

(Nora Fingscheidt, Germany, 2019, 1h 58min) Free

Synopsis:

She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year- old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. And she is certainly not looking to change her ways. Because Benni has one single goal: to be back at home with her mommy! But Bianca is scared of her own daughter. Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired? While being acutely authentic, first-time director Nora Fingscheidt transcends a psychological study and crafts vibrant, visceral and emotional cinema, which evokes unforgettable performances.

1/18/20 3:00pm - 5:00pm

356 College Street, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury

Jan
18
2020

Mark Barry: Snow Daze Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Mark Barry: Snow Daze Opening Reception and Artist Talk

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.
Join us for this free opening reception in our gallery and meet the artist.

Mark Barry’s exhibit runs from January 10 – February 16 in the HCA Gallery.

1/18/20 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jan
18
2020

East Coast Inspirational Singers

East Coast Inspirational Singers

Moving audiences with an energetic and high-spirited style of harmony, the East Coast Inspirational Singers hail from Harlem and specialize in Gospel, R&B, Pop, Broadway, Jazz and Blues. They are no stranger to the stage, having been featured in off-Broadway and Broadway shows such as Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black Nativity, The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, The Wiz, RENT, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and Showboat, with performances at world famous theaters like The Apollo, The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, PlayStation Theater and Carnegie Hall. The group has toured with renowned artists including Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Patti LaBelle and many others, as well as made appearances on television shows such VH1 Divas, Good Morning America, The Harry Connick Show, Regis & Kelly, BET, The Today Show, The David Letterman Show, The View and PBS.

Tickets are $20, Seniors $16, Students $10.

1/18/20 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jan
18
2020

The Telling Project: New Vermonters on Migration

The Telling Project: New Vermonters on Migration

The story of displacement is a universal human story. Whether displaced through forces beyond our control, through choice, or even through the acceleration of cultural and technological evolution around us, all humans are marked by adaptation and re-orientation. Understanding this helps us understanding ourselves.

In 2019, after working for years with military veterans and their stories, The Telling Project officially launched this new initiative, “The Same Moon,” creating performances in which immigrant and refugee populations had the opportunity to tell their stories to their communities. Whether generations past, or in their own lifetimes, every American citizen bears the legacy of displacement – an experience that has impacted, and unites, us all.

During the late summer and early fall KCP Presents will work with the nationally acclaimed Telling Project to meet with Vermonters who have power experiences of migration to share. Through a series of dialogues, we’ll create a documentary theater script. Then we’ll rehearse the performance to present this evening-length show.

1/18/20 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Northern Vermont University - Lyndon, Lyndonville

Jan
18
2020

Michael Arnowitt and the ImproVisions Jazz Quintet

Michael Arnowitt and the ImproVisions Jazz Quintet

Pianist Michael Arnowitt returns to Vermont with his ImproVisions Jazz Quintet, featuring the outstanding New York City musicians Dave Smith on trumpet and Rick Rosato on bass, joined by Vermont favorites Dan Silverman on trombone and Caleb Bronz on drums. The concert will take place Saturday, January 18 at 7 pm at the United Church of Newport.

Michael Arnowitt will perform a colorful and diverse program of jazz past and present. Music on the concert includes his creative version of the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You and his interesting blending of Jobim’s Brazilian jazz song How Insensitive with Chopin’s famous Prelude in E minor which inspired Jobim’s song. Arnowitt’s wide-ranging musical interests can be seen in other offerings on the program, from selections from his Jazz Suite from West Side Story based on the Leonard Bernstein musical, to the music of Stravinsky’s ballets Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, Joni Mitchell’s 1970’s Edith and the Kingpin and jazz influenced by Bulgarian and Syrian music. For the music of today, the quintet will perform a song from a recent Dave Holland recording and Michael Arnowitt’s original jazz compositions Pirouette, Migratory Mood, and Bulgarian Hoedown from his 2018 CD "Sweet Spontaneous" which he recorded with Dave Smith, Rick Rosato and a dozen other stellar New York City musicians. A special feature of the concert will be spoken word artist Therisa Rogers who will join the quintet to perform poems of Langston Hughes for a classic combination of poetry and jazz.

Michael Arnowitt’s upcoming activities include an 8 concert tour of China in October 2020 with the guitarist Steve Blair where the duo will perform in Beijing and other Chinese cities. The Washington Post said of a concert Michael Arnowitt performed at the National Gallery of Art, "he played with an exquisite sense of touch, color and musical imagination ."

The concert is presented under the Now Playing Newport banner. Tickets are $15, general admission. For more information, email koloman@pacbell.net or call 624-6454.

1/18/20 7:00pm - 9:00pm

United Church of Newport, Newport

Jan
18
2020

Capital City Concerts presents "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Capital City Concerts presents "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Capital City Concerts (CCC) presents a multi-media concert "Pictures at an Exhibition” on Saturday January 18 at 7:30PM and Sunday January 19 at 4PM at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Washington, D.C. pianist Jeffrey Chappell returns for a concert in which the artwork of students from Central Vermont schools will be projected over the stage during the performances. Flutist Karen Kevra will join Chappell in a work by Charles Koechlin, featuring images from legendary National Geographic photographer James Blair's collection Our Threatened Inheritance.

For more information and to order tickets ($15-$25) visit www.capitalcityconcerts.org. Tickets also available at Bear Pond Books. (Check or cash only-in person)

1/18/20 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier

Jan
18
2020

Film: Knives Out

Film: Knives Out

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.

1/18/20 7:30pm - 9:40pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Jan
18
2020

Champian Fulton Quartet

Champian Fulton Quartet

Award-winning singer and pianist Champian Fulton, seems to be always on tour. She will soon perform in Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, California, Chicago…and now – Vermont! 

Fulton grew up around jazz. Her father ran the Clark Terry Summer Jazz Workshop. She was surrounded by music and hung out with legendary players within Clark Terry’s circle. As a young girl, she learned repertoire and performed with Louis Hayes, Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, but it was Clark Terry who mentored her in the art of performance and music business. She’s released nine records as leader and played festivals and venues worldwide, including a two-year residency at New York’s Birdland.

Fulton is a master of the familiar and obscure repertoire from the Great American Songbook. Her awards include:

  • Rookie of the Year, The Village Voice, 2007
  • Top Ten Jazz Album listing – Champian Sings and Swings, New York Observer, 2013
  • Rising Star – Female Vocalist, Critics’ Poll, Down Beatmagazine,2014
  • Female Vocalist of the Year, Hot House Jazz Fan Decision Awards, 2017

Champian Fulton is “a charming young steward of the mainstream Jazz tradition.” —The New York Times

Champian Fulton, voice & piano
Stephen Fulton - flugelhorn
Hide Tanaka - bass
Fuku Tainaka - drums

Sponsored by Beth Logan Raffeld and Philip Khoury

$20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone & In The Moment Records, Brattleboro. $1 extra per CC ticket

802 254 9088
www.vtjazz.org

74 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301

1/18/20 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Vermont Jazz Center 74 Cotton Mill Hill #222 Brattleboro VT 05301, Brattleboro

Jan
17
2020
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Jan
18
2020

General Auditions for Lost Nation Theater 2020 Season

General Auditions for Lost Nation Theater 2020 Season

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: info@lostnationtheater.org

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

Jan
11
2020
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Jan
20
2020

VCFA MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Presents Public Reading Series

VCFA MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Presents Public Reading Series

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

Nov
23
2019
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Jan
24
2020

Art Connect at Catamount Arts: 5th Annual Juried Art Show & Reception

Art Connect at Catamount Arts: 5th Annual Juried Art Show & Reception

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

Dec
7
2019
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Jan
26
2020

Spilt Milk: three versions of worldly upset

Spilt Milk: three versions of worldly upset

Artists Susan Calza, Ginger Pearl Irish, and Nina Dubois present personal and particular interpretations of an enduring theme. // This multimedia exhibition includes sculpture, video, photography and work-on-paper. The pieces are often whimsical, poignant and sometimes tongue-in-cheek but all three artists share a commitment to uncovering the authority inherent in truth.

Artist Reception & Artist Talks: January 19th, 2-4pm
Gallery is open at listed times or by appointment, 802-224-6827
(closed 12/28 & 12/29)

12/7/19 2:00pm - 1/26/20 5:00pm

138 Main St., Montpelier

Jan
6
2020
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Jan
31
2020

End of Day by Laura Heijn

End of Day by Laura Heijn

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

Jan
17
2020
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Feb
2
2020

Out of Sight... Out of Murder

Out of Sight... Out of Murder

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

Jan
3
2020
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Feb
5
2020

The Art of Mindy Fisher

The Art of Mindy Fisher

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.

Artist Statement
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

Jan
17
2020
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Feb
8
2020

ArtisTree Daily Artists Exhibit from 2019

ArtisTree Daily Artists Exhibit from 2019

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.



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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

Jan
10
2020
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Feb
16
2020

SNOW DAZE - Paintings by Mark Barry

SNOW DAZE - Paintings by Mark Barry

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

Jan
8
2020
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Feb
29
2020

Russet Resplendence

Russet Resplendence

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

Nov
9
2019
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Mar
8
2020

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

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

Jan
11
2020
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Mar
15
2020

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye

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

Oct
19
2019
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Mar
15
2020

Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Essentials Workshops

Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Essentials Workshops

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

Fees

$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

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

Jan
11
2020
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Mar
15
2020

"I Am More: Facing Stigma" Photography Exhibition

"I Am More: Facing Stigma" Photography Exhibition

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

Jan
16
2020
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Apr
18
2020

Winter Exhibition: Love Letters

Winter Exhibition: Love Letters

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