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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Apr
1
2020

A Slight Sound at Evening: Why Thoreau’s Quiet Writing Endures Today - CANCELED

A Slight Sound at Evening: Why Thoreau’s Quiet Writing Endures Today - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.

Drawing upon Thoreau’s journals and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine examines the spirituality, inherent and explicit, in his walking and writing life. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Rutland Free Library.

4/1/20 7:00pm

Rutland Free Library, Rutland

Apr
1
2020

Storytelling for Public Health - CANCELED

Storytelling for Public Health - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.

Through her award-winning films The Hungry Heart, All of Me, and Coming Home, documentary filmmaker Bess O’Brien reveals stories often hidden in Vermont communities. Bess discusses how documentary storytelling can help generate empathy and positive change in Vermont. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Manchester Community Library.

4/1/20 7:00pm

First Congregational Church, Manchester

Apr
1
2020

Writing Naked - CANCELED

Writing Naked - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.

Writing can be a state of emotional undress, requiring ruthless self-honesty to write passionately and authentically. Author Melanie Finn—whose fictional worlds feature drug use, unhappy marriages, and child abuse—talks about the boundaries between a writer’s private life and her work. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Goodrich Memorial Library.

4/1/20 7:00pm

Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport

Apr
1
2020

Valley Improv Show at the Grange Theatre!

Valley Improv Show at the Grange Theatre!

Valley Improv Show at the Grange Theatre!
Wednesday, April 1st at 7pm
The premiere improvisational comedy troupe of the Upper Valley comes to the Grange Theatre!

FOUNDED IN 2008 and based in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont, Valley Improv has been performing fun and energetic comedy all around northern New England for eleven years.

Our style is IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY, a form of live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue are made up on the spot from audience suggestions and structures that we call “games”.

Visit the Valley Improv website at: valleyimprov.com

4/1/20 7:00pm

Artistree The Grange Theater, South Pomfret

Mar
18
2020
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Apr
1
2020

Trickster Tales for Homeschoolers - CANCELED

Trickster Tales for Homeschoolers - CANCELED

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

Mar
26
2020
– THRU –
Apr
2
2020

Time After Time: The Artwork of Lauren Hakala

Time After Time: The Artwork of Lauren Hakala

TIME AFTER TIME: The Artwork of Lauren Hakala
Lauren Hakala on her process and practice of making art: "I have always been drawn to the beauty inherent in found and natural objects. My pockets and backpacks are always full of things I find lying on the ground or abandoned. I often find myself arranging natural materials according to a personal aesthetic. I am attracted to anything organic and am adamant about using materials over and over again, finding value in items that normally get discarded or disrespected.

I have dabbled in photography, card making, weaving, knitting, quilting, painting and collaging. But it was in teaching children to make recycled paper that I found my true calling. I love ripping paper into bits and soaking it, blending the fibers, and setting up the studio for my meditative practice. It has gotten me through many winters by the woodstove as I decompress from the demanding job of overseeing and teaching at a Montessori school.

I began my art practice by creating a piece a day. This daily ritual turned into month after month of panels. Eventually I assembled them into a personal calendar suspended from a branch in my hallway. Within these panels you can find the color of the day as it relates to the planets, numerology, special dates and celebrations, and morning intentions. That commitment of 15 minutes a day has enriched my awareness of the daily, monthly and yearly rhythms that shape my life.

All my panels fit in shoe boxes because when I was little, my pilot grandfather had a box of postcards that literally came from all over the world. I would pour over them, ordering and reordering them according to my dreams. It would take me weeks to find the same one again. Every time I held these photos it was like visiting with a friend from far away. When I was nine, we had to move and I never saw that faded pink box of postcards again. It has taken me decades to stop longing for them; I think that I make my art to fit into shoeboxes as a direct result of my longing. When I grow up, I will make my own shoebox collection to gift a grandchild some day."

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Mar
2
2020
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Apr
3
2020

Portraits of Resilience: Select Collaborative Projects from 2014-2019

Portraits of Resilience: Select Collaborative Projects from 2014-2019

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

Mar
9
2020
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Apr
6
2020

Page to Stage: imaginative play for ages 6-9

Page to Stage: imaginative play for ages 6-9

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

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
– THRU –
Apr
15
2020

Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2019

Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2019

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 canfieldgallery@gmail.com, 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

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

Mar
11
2020
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Apr
18
2020

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

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

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

Mar
27
2020
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Apr
25
2020

MUD (season)

MUD (season)

MUD (season)
Opening Reception Friday, March 27th 5:30-7:30pm
An exhibit of works by local artists interpreting and inspired by the theme: MUD

The MUD exhibit runs in the Pomfret Gallery from March 27th to April 25th.
ArtisTree Gallery invites you to join us for a celebration of our most cautiously optimistic season. Area artists will exhibit a variety of works - some anticipating the warmth and color to come; others reflecting on the familiar, spare landscape of recent memory; but especially those works in the here and now - and the...MUD.

3/27/20 5:30pm - 4/25/20 11:59pm

Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret

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
29
2020
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Apr
30
2020

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

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

Mar
17
2020
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May
2
2020

FUTURES

FUTURES

FUTURES
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

Mar
17
2020
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May
2
2020

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

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

Mar
25
2020
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Jun
3
2020

Acting Studio: Scene Study

Acting Studio: Scene Study

SENIOR COMPANY ACTING STUDIO: SCENE STUDY
Ages 13 -19
Wednesdays, 4:00pm-6:45pm
Free trial class Wednesday, March 25th
April 1, 15, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3
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

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
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