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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Feb
12
2020

Global Day of Clay

Global Day of Clay

Global Day of Clay
Wednesday, February 12th
Join us in to create in the Ceramics Studio in celebration of this international event.

Powered by you, Global Day of Clay is a truly worldwide celebration of ceramics in all its forms, connecting professional ceramicists, artists, academics, and everyday ceramics lovers everywhere to explore new ideas, innovations and works that are shaping the future of the art form.
In celebration of the annual Global Day of Clay, we would love to have you join us in the Ceramics Studio. Receive one pound of clay and hand build anything you like with our tools. Projects will not be fired, but the clay is yours to keep.
The Global Day of Clay is an international event. There are symposiums, lectures, demonstrations, live streams, and Facebook live feeds happening all over the world. We are fortunate to live in an area where there is an abundance of ceramic artists and potteries to investigate. Check our website for updates about our collaborating partner studios to enjoy an entire day of studio-hopping and creating.

Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.

2/12/20 9:00am - 4:00pm

Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret

Feb
12
2020

ArtisTree's Daily Artists 2020

ArtisTree's Daily Artists 2020

ArtisTree's Daily Artists 2020
The Daily Artists Group officially begins on February 1st.
Come join the Daily Artists group! Beginning on February 1st we will commit to create art each and every day for the year of 2020!

The Daily Artists is a loose group of artists who share a drive to work at their craft everyday, whether it's a quick sketch or all day in the studio with a large canvas. The point is to keep up a daily art practice, big or small. All are welcome to participate and join in. You can share your work online with the Flickr group; and if you like, participate in the occasional Art Share, an evening potluck showcasing 3 artists from the group.

The year (which, for the Daily Artists, begins February 1) concludes with an exhibit in the Artistree Gallery in South Pomfret. Artists may use a portion of the space to show a selection of their efforts from the past year.

If you are interested in joining or to find out more, please contact the Gallery at gallery@artistreevt.org
The Artistree Daily Artists: Getting Started
1. 2020 Daily Artists will kick off on February 1, 2020 and end January 1, 2021. There will be a meet and greet gathering at the gallery in Pomfret on Wednesday, February 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. Please feel free to bring an appetizer to share if you wish!

2. A completed piece is not required each day, but art as a daily practice is required, which means you can work on a piece over a series of days/weeks/months but you must be working DAILY.

3. All mediums are welcome: painting, sketching, pastels, photography, clay, fiber arts, digital art, woodworking, etc…

4. Although you will be working independently, there is a group component. We suggest that participants submit at least 1 time every week to the group flickr page. If you are not familiar with how Flickr works, we will have detailed instructions available for you and are happy to help get you set up.

5. We will have optional Daily Artist Art Shares throughout the year (TBD) at ArtisTree in the gallery. In these art share 3 members of the group will be encouraged to share about their creative process for 15 mins each.

6. There is a $60 membership fee to join ($5 per month) which includes the monthly art share meetings and the entry fee for the 2020 Daily Artist Exhibit in the Gallery scheduled for January/February 2021.

2/12/20 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret

Feb
12
2020

NACHMO Vermont Performance

NACHMO Vermont Performance

NACHMO SEEKS TO BUILD A CONNECTED, ACTIVE, AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY OF DANCE MAKERS ACROSS THE WORLD. Through the Vermont Dance Alliance, NACHMO (National Choreography Month!) has come to Vermont!

See what Vermont choreographers created in our inaugural performance for NACHMO Vermont!

World premiere pieces by:

PH Dance & ErS, Alana Phinney, Willow Wonder, Joy Madden, Hanna Satterlee, Moore Dance, Isadora Snapp, Austin Smith, Current Harbor, Mary Chris DeBelina, Jessie Mills, and We are the Ancestors of the Future.

Presented by Vermont Dance Alliance at Karma Birdhouse

$10-30 donation at the door. No-one turned away for lack of funds.

Photo by Derrick Senior of In/voluntary Motion - PH & Ers Dancers Carolyn Connor and Hannah Katz.

2/12/20 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Karma Birdhouse/ Kestrel Coffee. 47 Maple Street, Burlington

Feb
12
2020

Farmers Night: Elder's Statesmen

Farmers Night: Elder's Statesmen

Bluegrass under the Golden Dome (photo courtesy of Caleb Elder)

 

State Representative Caleb Elder will be joined by Patrick Biondo, Matt Flinner, Brett Hughes and Pat Melvin for an evening of high energy bluegrass music. With a mix of traditional and original music for bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle, this group will keep your foot tapping and a smile on your face. A wonderful experience to be had by all ages!

The Members of Elder's Statesmen are:

Caleb Elder (Starksboro) has performed on fiddle and viola over the past couple decades with Vermont groups including Magic City, Vermont Bluegrass Session Band, Mad Mountain Scramblers, Cleary Brother's Band and more. Caleb is in the second year of his first legislative term, representing the Addison-4 District. 

Matt Flinner (Ripton) has made a career out of playing bluegrass and American roots music in new ways. Hailed by Downbeat Magazine as "one of the best mandolin players ever," Flinner has established a reputation as one of the most respected composers and innovators in modern American acoustic music.

Brett Hughes (Burlington) is one of Vermont's great musicians and songwriters, having led countless bands in Burlington and beyond. Brett was the original anchor and leader of the long-running Honky Tonk Tuesday Band at Radio Bean in Burlington, which was a hugely influential weekly event for fans and players alike.

Patrick Biondo (Hinesburg) is a founding member of the Scranton, PA band Cabinet. Since moving to Vermont in 2013, Patrick has established himself as one of Vermont's most talented and charismatic performers. In 2018, Biondo released an original bluegrass EP, Back to the Basics, which was met with acclaim and appreciation.

Pat Melvin (Starksboro) is a regular on upright and electric bass with many groups and musicians in Vermont. Pat appears weekly with Lowell Thompson at Hatch 31 in Bristol, where they have built up a devoted and enthusiastic fanbase. In addition to his musical talents, Pat builds custom guitar amps and is currently pursuing a degree in electrical engineering.

The Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition of over a century. Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform at 7:30 pm in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during most of the legislative season, from late January through mid-April.  All performances are free of charge! 

The entire Farmer Night Series is presented by the Vermont General Assembly, with assistance from the Sergeant-at-Arms and State Curator’s Offices.

 

2/12/20 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Vermont State House, Montpelier

Feb
11
2020
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Feb
15
2020

VCFA's MFA in Music Composition Presents: Concerts of student music performed by world-class musicians

VCFA's MFA in Music Composition Presents: Concerts of student music performed by world-class musicians

VCFA welcomes the MFA in Music Composition program to campus February 9-15, and concerts and events featuring music written by VCFA students and performed by world-class musicians fill the week. All events are open to the public and free of charge. See https://vcfa.edu/music-composition-winter-2020-public-events/ for full schedule

CONCERTS
VCFA will host three ensembles this winter, premiering pieces written by our MFA in Music Composition students that reflect a wide cross-section of approaches to new music. Location: College Hall Chapel.
See https://vcfa.edu/music-composition-winter-2020-public-events/ for full schedule for information about the ensembles.

* Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 pm: Invoke ensemble
* Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8 pm: Invoke and Mobius Percussion
* Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 pm: Mobius Percussion and Housewarming Project
* Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 pm: Housewarming Project

2/11/20 8:00pm - 2/15/20 9:00pm

Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier

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
25
2020
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Feb
20
2020

Bread and Puppet Theatre -The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1 at TW Wood Gallery

Bread and Puppet Theatre -The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1 at TW Wood Gallery

The TW Wood gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater. The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public.

The Bread and Puppet Theater is a politically active puppet theater, founded by Peter Schumann in New York City in 1963 and based in Glover, Vermont since 1974.

The name Bread and Puppet is derived from the theater’s practice of sharing its sourdough rye with the audience, and from its central principle that art is as basic as bread. The Bread and Puppet Theater participates locally in parades and is active at many statehouse marches in Montpelier.

Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet’s director, was born in 1934 in Silesia. Schumann was a sculptor and dancer in Germany before moving to the United States in 1961. In 1963 he founded Bread and Puppet Theater and in 1970 moved to Vermont, eventually settling in the Northeast Kingdom in Glover where the company still performs outdoor circuses and pageants all summer long. For more information visit Bread and Puppet Theater at: https://breadandpuppet.org.

Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk

5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2

Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.

1/25/20 12:00pm - 2/20/20 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

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

Jan
21
2020
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Mar
7
2020

20 Years of SPA!

20 Years of SPA!

20 Years of SPA!
A celebratory exhibit including highlights from shows that took place in each of the years since 2000, when SPA first opened its doors.

On display in the 3rd Floor Gallery
January 21 – March 7, 2020
Reception: Sat., Jan. 25 from 3-5pm

Studio Place Arts: 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641
www.studioplacearts.com | 802-479-7069 | info@studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jan
21
2020
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Mar
7
2020

Botanical Blitz at Studio Place Arts

Botanical Blitz at Studio Place Arts

Botanical Blitz at Studio Place Arts

The main gallery turns into a botanical refuge with a lavish display of color involving works that depict the plant, insect and animal worlds.

Exhibit on display January 21 – March 7, 2020
Reception: Sat., Jan. 25 from 3-5pm

Studio Place Arts: 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641
www.studioplacearts.com | 802-479-7069 | info@studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

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
31
2020
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Mar
14
2020

Reception for Corinth Artist Chris Groschner

Reception for Corinth Artist Chris Groschner

Chris Groschner grew up drawing and building “stuff” in suburban Detroit. That stuff included an airplane and a submarine of scavenged scrap wood, aesthetically funky but functionally unsound.

He still likes the use of reuse of materials. His method is trash-picking and curating. All the forms, textures, and colors are chosen, re-imagined, reorganized, revalued. These constructions and the layering of these elements reflect his interest in time, the continuing process of existence, and the coalescence of events in the past, present, and future.

The remains of the past, the seasons, the time of day, the magic moment, the eternal cosmic clock, and the endless river of times inspire my images. He intends that the bits and pieces of life convey some feeling of the odd, uneven moment in time, familiar but slightly unsettling.

1/31/20 6:00pm - 3/14/20 8:00pm

North Common Arts, Chelsea

Jan
11
2020
– THRU –
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

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

Feb
7
2020
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Mar
20
2020

Transience: A Selection of Work 2014 - 2019 (The Artwork of Melissa Rubin)

Transience: A Selection of Work 2014 - 2019 (The Artwork of Melissa Rubin)

Closing Reception: Thursday March 19, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Artist Statement:
Transience is the state in which I find myself on a regular basis; whether I’m confronting the ephemeral, fleeting nature of the emotions that fuel my art-making, or the physical and emotional quality of a life of transitions split between two geographical locations: New York City and Cambridgeport, Vermont. Juxtaposing my urban and rural abodes, there is a tension within my art-making process that struggles to make meaning and connections between the more human-made environment and the natural one. The work I chose to include in this exhibition spans five years, and within that time frame, there have been various life experiences that have shaped the work and the materials I choose to work with.


Artist Bio:
Melissa Rubin, a New York City and Vermont-based artist, has previously exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions at Atlantic Gallery, NYC: John Molloy Gallery, NYC; Canal Street Art Gallery, Bellows Falls, VT; Burgdorff Gallery, Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT; the Pelham Art Center; the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA, and many other venues. Her work has been featured in ARTnews Magazine, on CBS This Morning, and has been used in performances and movie sets. Melissa has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner and a New York Foundation for the Arts grants, as well as a Fulbright teacher fellowship to Japan. She was a 2017 participant at the Master Abstraction Residency at MassMoCA, and was recently awarded the inaugural Binnie Bernstein grant to attend the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. You can view more of her work at: melissarubinart.com and follow her on Instagram: @melissarubinart

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Feb
3
2020
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Mar
27
2020

Artists to Watch 2020

Artists to Watch 2020

February 3-March 27 | opening reception February 13, 5-7 p.m.

The Vermont Art Guide, in partnership with Vermont Arts Council, presents a survey of contemporary Vermont art in exhibition and print. The survey appears as a special feature in Vermont Art Guide #11 and as an exhibition in the Spotlight Gallery. Exhibition curator and Vermont Art Guide Editor Ric Kasini Kadour recruited ten Vermont art professionals and asked them to nominate artists who are making contemporary Vermont art that commands our attention.

Ric explains that "The deeper purpose of Vermont Artists to Watch goes beyond a magazine feature, an exhibition, and artist boosterism. The project is an opportunity to discover artists, revisit familiar ones, and develop a deeper appreciation of visual arts in the state."

The curators who selected artists are: Sophie Bréchu-West, director, 571 Projects in Stowe; Anne Corso, executive director, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester; Heather Ferrell, curator and director of exhibitions, BCA Center, Burlington; Jamie Franklin, curator of collections, Bennington Museum; Kelly Holt, curator, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe; Jon Meyer, independent artist, Norwich; Mickey Myers, executive director, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville; Elizabeth Nelson, independent artist and former Vermont Artist to Watch, West Glover; Sebastian Sweatman, independent artist, Stowe; Katherine Taylor-McBroom, curator of exhibits and collections at Sullivan Museum and History Center, Northfield.

The 2020 Vermont Artists to Watch are: Misoo, Shelburne; Josh Blackwell, Bennington; Mark Collier, Montpelier; Trevor Corp, Wolcott; Brian Fekete, Kingston, New York; Patty Hudak, Underhill; Susan Larkin, Isle La Motte; Kathryn Lipke, Mansonville, Quebec; Steve Sharon, Burlington; and Kathy Stark Craftsbury Common.

2/3/20 8:30am - 3/27/20 4:30pm

Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier

Feb
7
2020
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Mar
28
2020

Cat McQ: United Signs of America / Paintings by Jeanne Thurston

Cat McQ: United Signs of America / Paintings by Jeanne Thurston

The Center for Arts and Learning is presenting Cat McQ: United Signs of America in our second-floor gallery, and paintings by Jeanne Thurston on the first floor. Cat McQ: United Signs of America takes the viewer on a road trip looking backwards. Intense skies are punctuated by vintage signage, some rusted, some vibrant, each a portrait of a larger road culture. Jeanne Thurston’s paintings use intensely colored, dimensional bars of color to create reliefs full of movement and volume. Both exhibitions open during Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk on Feb.7th and run through March.

2/7/20 4:00pm - 3/28/20 11:59pm

The Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

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

Feb
11
2020
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Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier