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For the last thirty two years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. In addition to daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs, they perform dazzling technical feats like trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control.
The Peking Acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments; the time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.
3/25/20 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Reception: Saturday, March 14 from 1:00-3:00pm - All receptions are free and open to the public.
Recollection incorporates themes of memory, transitions, and learning from the past. The Art Re-source Association is an organization of Central Vermont artists whose goal is to promote and support its member artists. As part of that mission, they regularly hold group shows in venues in the Central Vermont area and member led workshops for the community.
2/29/20 12:00pm - 3/26/20 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
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
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
This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.
Participants will explore the Trickster archetype and read traditional Trickster stories from around the globe, including tales about Anansi the Spider (Africa), Coyote / Br’er Rabbit (North America), Reynard the Fox (Europe), The Monkey King (Asia), and Loki (Scandinavia). They will create their own cast of finger puppet characters with clay, and will build a puppet theater. Families are invited to join us for a performance on the final day.
Class fee: $70 (10% discount for Catamount Arts members). Catamount Arts is committed to offering high quality arts education to all students, regardless of ability to pay. If you would like information on scholarship availability, please call Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 109.
3/18/20 10:00am - 4/1/20 12:00pm
Catamount Arts Cabaret Room, Saint Johnsbury
Traci Molloy is an artist, collaborator, and social activist that creates figurative works of art on paper – primarily headshots – utilizing drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and digital processes. Her work, minimal in aesthetic, explores themes of adolescent culture, identity, and narrative in relation to gender, class, race, and violence. The pieces are actualized as a large, conceptually-related series. Molloy's goal as an artist is to make resiliency manifest in visual art. She is particularly curious about how humans process trauma and grief, what occurs emotionally and psychologically during the aftermath of violence, and our society's ability to recontextualize history to mask painful truths and nullify collective loss. Though the content of Molloy's work is often difficult, the finished pieces are celebratory, acknowledging the spirit and strength of the individuals she depicts.
Castleton University Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
This is where maturing youngsters can build a deeper connection with theater by exploring the creation of character, script, scenery, and costume as they adapt a beloved children’s story into a play. Culminates with a performance for friends and family on the last day of class.
3/9/20 3:30pm - 4/6/20 5:30pm
100 Flat street, Brattleboro
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
This prestigious collection of Fine Art Photobooks is a provocative, creative and beautiful display of books by photographers, journalists and artists, assembled by the celebrated magazine Aperture in collaboration with the international photography festival Paris Photo.
Books will be on display for viewers to page through in the gallery. The subject matter ranges from highly personal visual essays and political documentaries to elaborate museum catalogs of historical importance. Publications are from a wide range of countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and this will be a rare opportunity to experience the contemporary culture of countries including the U.S., Italy, Ukraine, Uruguay, Poland, China, Japan and Bolivia.
Student groups are especially welcome, and we can arrange for a gallery tour with advance notice.
The Gallery is open during library hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 802-375-6153, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find us on Facebook. A portion of all artwork sold in the gallery goes to support the community-wide work of the nonprofit Martha Canfield Library.
Martha Canfield Library - Canfield Gallery, Arlington
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
The Canfield Gallery, Arlington
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
For decades the central and northern sectors of Vermont have been known as a bed of creativity. Valley Arts in Waitsfield, VT is pleased to present a show devoted to the celebration of those artists and artisans who make the area special.
LeArte brings together work by some of the most prominent names from the vast pool of northern Vermont’s artists and artisans. Oil, pastel and watercolor paintings as well as photography will be showcased along with three dimensional works in clay, glass, metal and fiber. The unique show will fill the Festival Galleries at Valley Arts.
The show opens March 11 with an artists’ reception on Sunday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. This is a FREE event.
3/11/20 1:00pm - 4/18/20 5:00pm
Valley Arts Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
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.
· 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
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 email@example.com 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
Flynn Center, Burlington
Reception: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm – in Conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk.
Vermonters address injustice and explore truths through multiple artistic media.
Tell Me What’s Really Going On addresses social justice/injustice in the world through the works of multiple artists and media. The show looks at political art from both a historical and contempo-rary perspective to explore the importance of protest art; banners & signs and their role as organ-izing tools. The show highlights imagery and photography as ways to make us look at the world differently, and incorporates contemporary art to highlight that the power and inspiration for po-litical art can also happen outside of the streets.
Artists include: John Douglas, Michael Kuk, Diane Gayer, Jessica Morrison, Caitlin La Dolce, Marie Davis, Joseph Gainza, Jen Berger, and Jean Cherouny.
Guest Curator: Jen Berger / At the Root
Jen Berger is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist and educator based in Burlington, VT. She uses painting, printmaking, and performance for education and dialogue around social issues that affect us all.
2/29/20 12:00pm - 4/30/20 4:00pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
The Edges and the Corners of the Day:
Recent work by Pamela Wilson, Sarah Burns, Kimberly Hamlin and Alanna Phinney. On display in the third floor gallery. This show highlights four artists working in traditionally feminized craft and performance mediums whose personal art-making dovetails with community-based social practice.
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020
Featured Artwork: Moonrise Vase by Pamela Wilson
Studio Place Arts, Barre
Science fiction artists often predict future technologies with surprising, and sometimes alarming accuracy. Space travel, cloning and more made appearances in the art of sci-fi before they were realities. This exhibition invites 24 contemporary artists to envision our future through the lens of science fiction. Futures is an exhibition part of 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020
Featured artwork: Control All Delete by Patrick Casey
Studio Place Arts, Barre
SENIOR COMPANY ACTING STUDIO: SCENE STUDY
Ages 13 -19
Free trial class Wednesday, March 25th
April 1, 15, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
No class April 8th & 22nd
Open Studio, June 3rd 6pm
TUITION $200. Financial aid available.
This 8-week course is a swift exploration of acting craft using scenes from American contemporary plays. Students will learn how to approach text, space, and partner work in order to carve specific and engaged performances that move beyond the words. Outside preparation is expected. Space is limited. Culminates in a fully-realized performance for friends and family. https://www.neyt.org/register-for-programs
3/25/20 4:00pm - 6/3/20 11:59pm
100 Flat street, Brattleboro
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