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Feb
15
2020

Burlington Glassblowing Challenge: Valentine's Day Edition

Burlington Glassblowing Challenge: Valentine's Day Edition

Ever been interested in trying out glassblowing? Now you can FOR FREE! Bern Gallery's next "Burlington Glassblowing Challenge," A glassblowing competition for everyone, is on February 15, 2020! Free to enter, participants have 3 minutes to gather the largest clear marble they can! Winner takes home an awesome prize AND a trophy! Everyone on the leader board at the end of the day gets a prize! VALENTINES EDITION- Bring ya mama, ya lover, ya best frennnn... ANYONE you love to come compete with you!! <3 <3 <3

2/15/20 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Bern Gallery, 135 Main Street, Burlington

Feb
15
2020

Youth Program: The Snowmaiden

Youth Program: The Snowmaiden

Nineteen exquisitely handcrafted marionettes are featured in one of Russia’s most beloved folk tales, presented live in the historic Town Hall Theater. As Father Frost spreads Winter throughout the land, he comes across a most amazing sight. A perfect little maiden sculpted entirely of snow! Mother Spring breathes life into the figure, making dreams come true for a childless couple who embrace the Snowmaiden with a love as deep and wide as Old Mother Russia herself. Can love sustain this child of winter as the seasons change? This kind and gentle hour long performance is free for kids under 12 appropriate for audiences of all ages. Come early for the FREE Sweets & Treats Reception in honor of Valentine’s Day and The Snowmaiden. Get photos of your little ones on stage!

2/15/20 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Feb
15
2020

Voicing Art Ekphrastic Poetry Reading

Voicing Art Ekphrastic Poetry Reading

Poets and writers share new original poetry in lively response to Justin Hoekstra's “The Pleasures of Being a Ghost: Burlington” art exhibit at Flynndog Gallery South End Station or art of their own choice, in person and livestreamed from around the world. "Voicing Art" is an ongoing art-inspired inclusive community poetry reading series hosted by The Poartry Project at Nomad Coffee South End Station. We encourage word- and art-lovers of all ages and experience to gather around the love of poetry as listeners and writer-readers. Free event. Registration required to participate via livestream at poartry.org/voicing-art.

2/15/20 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nomad Coffee South End Station / FLYNNDOG Gallery, Burlington

Feb
15
2020

The Hirschfield International Film Series Presents: And Then We Danced

The Hirschfield International Film Series Presents: And Then We Danced

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents And Then We Danced. In Georgian with English subtitles.

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

(Levan Akin, Sweden | Georgia | France, 2019, 1h 53min) Free

Synopsis:

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli-gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak-throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.

2/15/20 3:00pm - 5:00pm

356 College Street, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury

Feb
15
2020

Such is our soul: Free Public Movement Workshop with Choreographer Joanna Haigood

Such is our soul: Free Public Movement Workshop with Choreographer Joanna Haigood

Join choreographer Joanna Haigood in a workshop for people of all ages and abilities that explores the text of W.E.B. Du Bois and its relevance today, through conversation, movement, and community. All ages/levels welcome; no previous experience or special clothing necessary.

Pre-Registration Encouraged → http://bit.ly/38Rihbj
Free and open to the public. Light snacks provided.

Offered as part of Discover Pittsfield’s 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, this event takes place at the Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires in Pittsfield and is co-sponsored by the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch.

Accessibility/Parking: The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires has a public service ramp at the main entrance and an elevator inside the building. It also provides accessible bathroom stalls in all building bathrooms. Free parking is available in the Melville Parking Lot across the street, including accessible parking located directly in front of the main entrance. Questions about the workshop/accessibility? Contact us at 413.243.9919 x161.

Plus! Feb 22 See Joanna Haigood and Zaccho Dance Theatre in a special free performance of Between me and the other world at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington.

Special thanks to our sponsors & partners: The Town of Great Barrington W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Committee, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Multicultural BRIDGE, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, Berkshire Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, The Du Bois Center at Great Barrington, NAACP Berkshire County Branch, Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, Discover Pittsfield 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, and First Congregational Church Great Barrington.

2/15/20 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 16 Melville Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, Outside Vermont

Feb
15
2020

Steve Hartmann- Dinner and a Show

Steve Hartmann- Dinner and a Show

This is a VERY unique and special event. To kick off Steve’s first performance at this beautiful venue in the heart of Vt’s capital, and for those of you that don't want to brave the hustle and bustle of Valentine's day, here's your chance to book dinner and show for the night after Valentine's Day. General Admission for just the show - pre-sales will be $10. Day of the show will be $15. Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm. Limited VIP seats will also be available by pre-sale only and limited to 10 openings. VIP tickets include VIP seating for the show, as well as a preshow dinner prepared by Steve himself! As a former culinarian and classically trained chef, Steve will prepare self-serve appetizers/hors d’oeuvres, plated entree with sides, and dessert will be prepared by Garage Cultural Center owner/operator, Jodi Kelly. (Menu TBD) BYOB. This show format is the brainchild of Jodi and Steve's - an intimate singer-songwriter evening with a meal prepared by the performing artist where the fans can come early to hang out, speak with the artist, get to know him/her, share stories, watch the artist cook (maybe even help if you'd like), have the meal prepared and served by him/her, then have a nice dinner altogether with the artist the rest of the VIP fans, where we can all catch up. As previously mentioned above, VIP dinner seats are limited to 10 total, and are by presale only (link to pre-purchase seats is forthcoming). $55 per person includes preshow access, dinner, and the show with VIP seating. VIP doors are at 4pm with appetizers/hors d’oeuvres, dinner at 5, general admission doors at 6:30/6:45, show at 7pm. Come partake in an intimate evening of music like none you’ve ever, nor will ever have again.

2/15/20 4:30pm - 8:30pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Feb
15
2020

The Northern Third Quartet performs “Beautiful Wanderings”

The Northern Third Quartet performs “Beautiful Wanderings”

The Northern Third Piano Quartet returns to Brandon Music on Saturday February 15th at 7:30pm with the program "Beautiful Wanderings." The group will perform the music of Central European and American music by Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak, Suk, and Vermont composer, Don Jamison.

Featured is the world premiere of the string trio "Walking Meditation" by Don Jamison.
Jamison describes his work as follows:
"My Walking Meditation is modeled on a mantra-like verse that I often recited to myself on my morning walks a couple of years ago. The musical form, like that of a tune for a dance, creates a simple and regular pattern, a kind of mandala in time. "

The Northern Piano Quartet will also perform in various combinations, the "Eyeglasses Duo" for viola and cello by Beethoven, "Sonata for Violin and Piano" by Debussy, the "Bagatelles" by Dvorak and Joseph Suk's "Piano Quartet in A minor." This piano quartet, Suk's first chamber work, was initially written as a graduation assignment for his composition teacher (and eventual father-in-law), Antonin Dvorak. The Northern Third Piano Quartet is excited to add this work to their repertoire and to share it with audiences in Vermont.

2/15/20 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon

Feb
15
2020

Film: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13)

Film: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13)

When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.

Directed by J.J. Abrams.

2/15/20 7:30pm - 9:52pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Feb
15
2020

Vermont Arts Exchange Presents Gypsy Layne

Vermont Arts Exchange Presents Gypsy Layne

Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Company, named after the pioneer of burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee is dedicated to self-acceptance, body positivity and inclusivity. Hailed as, “a sexy highpoint of classic burlesque entertainment in the Berkshires,” by Berkshire magazine, Gypsy Layne's hallmark of bawdy humor, live singing, dynamic dance routines, and cheeky sex appeal are prominently featured in their sizzling shows. Bigger, bolder, and better than ever, this tantalizing crew of saucy ladies and strapping gents will tease their way into your hearts (and other areas) with their outrageous artistry and vivacious charms. This show is for a mature audience only. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

2/15/20 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street, Bennington

Feb
15
2020

Bobby Watson and Horizon

Bobby Watson and Horizon

Bobby Watson, one of the most important alto saxophonists on the scene today, and revered jazz educator, earned the limelight as music director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers between 1977 and 1981.

He is on hundreds of recordings, and worked with luminaries including the Marsalis Brothers, George Coleman, Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls, Betty Carter and Carmen Lundy.

Watson is best known for the ensemble Horizon, one of the preeminent small groups of the1980s -1990s. Watson and drummer Victor Lewis continue as the backbone of the group.

For this performance they will be joined by pianist Ed Simon, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet and trumpeter Giveton Gelin.

Sponsored by a Friend of the VJC Educational Programs.

$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

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

Vermont Jazz Center 74 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro

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

Feb
15
2020
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Feb
16
2020

The Winter Is A Drag Ball

The Winter Is A Drag Ball

The Winter Is A Drag Ball 2020, Silver Jubilee. The theme is " To Be Who You Be" celebrating the freedom of choice and gender identity we enjoy here in Vermont, with the hope that tolerance and the uniqueness of every individual will someday be celebrated throughout the world. This is the 25th Dragball produced by The House of LeMay as a Benefit for The Vermont Positive Living Coalition (formerly the Vermont People With AIDS Coalition) featuring stunning line-up of alum Drag Ball performers, including Yolanda (one of the original organizers), Rue Mevlana, members of the Spielpalast Cabaret, UVM’s Catamount Dance Crew, Isis Vermouth, Amanda Fondell, as well as preview performance from the upcoming production of “Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens.” Drag King Mike Oxready will be again be hosting the Dude & Dudettes Lip Sync exhibition in the Showcase Lounge where the Kings & Queens will be seeing who will raise the most in tips to benefit the cause. At midnight, it’s time for the legendary Winter Is a Drag Ball Costume parade where participants can strut their stuff across the stage to see who wins as Best Theme, Best Couple, Best Group, Judges Choice and the coveted crowing of the Queen and King of Drag Ball. Thanks to Cheese and Wine Traders for being the Event Sponsor, Tito's Handmade Vodka for being the "Designated Beverage," and other sponsors: Higher Ground, Planned Parenthood of Vermont, Alchemy Brewery, TD Bank, Audi of South Burlington, Vermont Cares and GLAM Vermont.

2/15/20 8:00pm - 2/16/20 2:00am

Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington

Feb
14
2020
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Feb
16
2020

Woodstock Flurry: Vermont Snow Sculpture Festival & Competition

Woodstock Flurry: Vermont Snow Sculpture Festival & Competition

Woodstock Flurry: Vermont Snow Sculpture Festival & Competition
February 14th - 16th
Come to the Vermont State Snow Sculpture Competition and cheer on professional snow sculpting teams as they compete to create large, stunning sculptures over a three-day period.

On the Woodstock Village Green
Currently scheduled for Presidents Day Weekend
February 14th-16th, 2020
The Woodstock Village Green is transformed into a celebration of winter and the visual arts as the 7th annual Vermont Flurry comes to town! Cheer on professional snow sculpting teams as they compete to create large, stunning sculptures over a three-day period. You can even vote for your favorite “Peoples’ Choice” sculpture.

The Woodstock Flurry is a state-sanctioned snow sculpture contest. Each team votes on their favorite sculpture. The winner of the “Team Vote” goes on to compete in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Voting ends on Sunday, February 16th at 12:00 pm.
The winners will be announced on Sunday, February 16th at 12:30 pm!

Free and open to the public.

This event is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled on short notice.

2/14/20 9:00am - 2/16/20 1:00pm

on the Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock

Feb
14
2020
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Feb
16
2020

The Dorset Players Present The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)

The Dorset Players Present The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)

DORSET PLAYERS TO STAGE COMIC TOUR OF SHAKESPEARE

Dorset – The Dorset Players has announced that a special production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” will open on the Dorset stage for a limited three performances beginning on Friday, Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Three actors take on 37 Shakespeare plays in less than two hours in this irreverent romp by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.

The show is a comedic mix of Shakespeare, improvisation, actor discourse, anachronistic reference, and audience participation. Veteran Dorset Players Mike Cutler, Joe Mozer and Chris Restino make up the cast directed by Todd Hjelt.

The original London and New York productions of “The Complete Works…” were well received by reviewers, with the London Times calling it “stupendously anchorless joy.” The Today Show opined that “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show.”

Curtain time for “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” is at 7:30 p.m., February 14 and 15, and at 2:00 p.m., February 16. The Players production is sponsored by the Inn at Manchester

For tickets and information visit the Players website at dorsetplayers.org, or call the boxoffice at 802-867-5777.

The Dorset Players, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that owns the historic Dorset Playhouse and presents live theatre from October to May. The Players is dedicated to fostering the arts in the community through theatrical presentations and to providing growth and educational opportunities for both children and adults through a variety of theatrical experiences.

2/14/20 7:30pm - 2/16/20 4:00pm

The Dorset Playhouse, Dorset

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

Feb
7
2020
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Mar
1
2020

Show 37

Show 37

The Front kicks off 2020 with the first of six all-member shows. Show 37 will open with a reception during Art Walk on Feb 7th from 4–7 pm and will run through the month. In a new show format for 2020, the Front will be alternating its all-member group shows with solo shows. Join us to take in this year’s first all-member show. Free and open to the public—enjoy live music, food, and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! 
Gallery Hours: Fridays, 4 to 7 pm; Saturdays, 11 am to 5 pm; and Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com.

2/7/20 4:00pm - 3/1/20 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

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

Feb
7
2020
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Mar
14
2020

Thaw: A Conversation

Thaw: A Conversation

Artist Evie Lovett and poet Diana Whitney have each drawn inspiration from the Connecticut River in their work. In this multimedia exhibition, entitled Thaw: A Conversation, they share their points of intersection on the muse of the river, as friends and fellow artists. Lovett’s encaustic paintings and several of Whitney’s poems show at the Garage Cultural Center. The opening reception is Friday, February 7, 4-8 pm, with a short poetry reading at 7 pm; Whitney’s poems will be set to a video backdrop created by Lovett.

Lovett photographed the Connecticut River for the 2016 From the River, To the River public art project in Brattleboro. Patterns and rhythms of the river seeped into work she was creating in the encaustic studio at that time. Serendipitously, Lovett’s friend Diana Whitney had given her two poems--both unfinished, works in progress--and the poet’s language captured the contrasting forces of calm and peril, freeze and thaw that compelled Lovett to the river. Lovett tacked Whitney’s poems up in her studio and returned to her words again and again as she navigated her own work.

For Diana Whitney, too, the river is a presence that has resurfaced repeatedly in her writing. Since living along the Connecticut in college, she has written poems informed by its changing moods and states. Witnessing the river’s seasons has become a source of imagery, consolation, and insight. Even during early motherhood, when she essentially stopped writing, a single river poem emerged. Somehow she gave a draft to Lovett, one of the two poems pinned on her studio wall. In 2017, the two artists, who had talked about collaborating since 2005 when they met at the Vermont Studio Center, realized that they shared a common muse.

Thaw is the outcome of these two artists discovering a felicitous connection with each other and seeking to connect with others through their shared contemplation of the river: solace, muse, companion, place of freeze and thaw, danger and beauty, surface and unplumbed depths.

Opening Reception Feb. 7th 4:00pm-8:00pm. Poetry reading with imagery 7:00pm.
Gallery Hours: Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm and by appointment/chance

2/7/20 4:00pm - 3/14/20 5:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

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
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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

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

Feb
7
2020
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Mar
29
2020

Portraits Exhibition

Portraits Exhibition

"Portraits: A Group Show" features art from 12 artists working in various mediums. On display at The Beyond Gallery in Bennington, VT.

Gallery Hours:
Friday 4PM - 8PM
Saturday 11AM - 6PM
Sunday 12PM - 4PM

2/7/20 4:00pm - 3/29/20 4:00pm

The Beyond Gallery 437 Main St., Bennington

Feb
15
2020
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Apr
12
2020

MGFA 2020

MGFA 2020

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents a large group exhibit, "MGFA 2020", February 15 through April 12. An Artists Reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 5 pm. Featured along with the work of gallery artists is a selection of collaborative prints by master printer Lisa Mackie, including collagraphs by Wolf Kahn and Mary Frank, and lithographs by Bill Murphy. As well, the gallery is honored to introduce three new artists: Tim Segar (bronze sculptures), Jim Urbaska (landscape oil paintings), and Jen Violette (vegetable-inspired glass sculpture).
Gallery hours: Wed. - Mon., 11-5

2/15/20 11:00am - 4/12/20 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Feb
15
2020
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Apr
15
2020

Aperture/Paris Photo International Photobook Exhibition

Aperture/Paris Photo International Photobook Exhibition

The 2019 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist presents the world's most notable photobooks of the past year, assembled by the Aperture Foundation in cooperation with the international photography fair Paris Photo. Aperture is the pre-eminent American journal of fine art photography, and the Photobook is one of the most dynamic genres in the contemporary art world, powered by the recent explosion of online digital publishing, enabling artists to produce highly creative and personal book designs.

The exhibit is comprised of 35 individual books nominated by a distinguished jury of art and photography curators, critics and publishers and celebrated at a gala reception in Paris in November. Books in the exhibit are from across the United States and many foreign countries including Italy, Uruguay, China, Bolivia, Ukraine, Brazil, England, Poland and the Netherlands. The exhibit presents the books laid out on tables, allowing visitors to turn the pages and view each book in its entirety. The subject matter is diverse and provocative and reflects the culture and social fabric of the many countries represented.

The show will run from February 15 to April 15, 2020. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Library
528 East Arlington Road
Arlington VT 05250
marthacanfieldlibrary.org/canfield-gallery

The Canfield Gallery, Arlington

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
15
2020
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Apr
26
2020

ANEW Exhibition

ANEW Exhibition

Inclusive Arts Vermont presents ANEW, a traveling exhibition of work by 29 Vermont artists with disabilities. All of the artwork included represents the artists’ interpretation of the title, highlighting beginnings, doorways, fresh starts, and opportunity. The show will travel statewide throughout 2020, opening at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington on February 15th.

Included Artists:
· Anthony Vito Jacinto
· Aurora Berger
· Carol Langstaff
· Cindy Blakeslee
· Colin Fulchino
· Cristina Clarimon
· Gwendolyn Evans
· Gyllian Rae Svensson
· James Prim
· Jean Cherouny
· Jeffrey J. Hill
· Jessica Greenwald
· Joel Bertelson
· John Killacky
· Karen J. Lloyd
· Kat Pringles
· Kent Corduan
· Kristen Wiley
· Liana Pederzani
· Lissa Nilsson
· Margaret Lampe Kannenstine
· Marguerite Adelman
· Michael Leavitt
· Paul Betz
· Persephone Ringgenberg
· Randall Neal
· Robert Gold
· Susan Williams
· Willow Bascom

ACCESSIBILITY:
The opening reception will feature written verbal description, tactile representation of selected works, audio tours, braille, large print, ASL interpretation, and a quiet space.
Please make additional requests by contacting Katie Miller at info@inclusiveartsvermont.org or 802-871-5002 by February 1.

All exhibition host galleries are physically accessible. As it travels, ANEW will provide accessible program and communication features including verbal descriptions, audio tours, large print, braille, and gallery tours.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Miller, Executive Director
Inclusive Arts Vermont
katie@inclusiveartsvermont.org
802-871-5002

Flynn Center, Burlington

Feb
1
2020
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Apr
30
2020

Art of Sound - group exhibition

Art of Sound  - group exhibition

In participation with: 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

On view at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: February 1 - April 30, 2020
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 5th • 5:00 - 6:30pm

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center unveils the group exhibition Art of Sound, the first exhibition in the gallery featuring sound installation. This exhibition is in participation with: 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group. The exhibition opens with a variety of ways to interact with sound, from ambient to immersive, inviting the viewer to both play and contemplate. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of artists: John Bauer, Susan Calza, Sean Clute and Otto Muller (of the Rural Noise Ensemble) and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa.

Artists are responding to the following statement:

The richness of sound is often hard to perceive…through the ocean of noise coming from all of our devices. And yet there is beauty in creative ways of sharing sound. It just takes a minute to slow down and take the time to listen…to interact…to play. Artmaking with sound often forms a unique dance - a call and response.

This exhibition addresses some aspects of sound that include:
• sounds from nature
• motors and trees
• strings and soundboards
• a chorus of human voices
Experience sound installations taking many forms in the Gallery.

Artist John Bauer, inspired by the prepared piano pieces by John Cage and the exploded piano pieces by Michael Zelehoski is transforming an old H. Lehr & Co. piano, deconstructing it and inviting the viewer to make sound with it in new ways. Susan Calza’s “our hour” installation with projection and sound invites visitors to think about “our voices as the texture of our lives”. Sean Clute and Otto Muller of the Rural Noise Ensemble have exhibited and performed many collaborations together. Their sound installation may be experienced by entering a space as their work Duet for Tree Branch and Oil Drum sonifies a single point of contact in the production of rural space. Katherine Lipke Vigesaa’s sculpture From the Meadow’s Edge is both elegant and intimate - moving images and sound can be found by opening one if its drawers.

For further information on the Art of Sound, please call the gallery at 802-760-4634, email Kelly Holt (kholt@sprucepeakarts.com), or visit SprucePeakArts.org.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, and one hour prior to performances and events and by appointment with the Curator (kholt@sprucepeakarts.org)

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe