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Arts Calendar

The Vermont Arts Calendar is statewide, crowdsourced, and embeddable. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. The calendar is on the Council's website, and is shared by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing as well as Vermont Public Radio. Find virtual and in-person events of every kind, and search by event category, region, and date.

Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that in person events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

Have you listed an event in our arts calendar that has since been cancelled due to COVID-19? Please email Desmond Peeples, Content Manager, at dpeeplesREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@vermontartscouncil.org to update your listing.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

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Sep
1
2020
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Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Aug
5
2020
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Oct
31
2020

This Amazing World

This Amazing World

Two dozen photographs by local artist John Snell showing his love for the natural world, much of it right in Central Vermont. The gallery is in the lobby of the hospital and is open to all.

Central Vermont Medical Center Art Gallery, Montpelier

Aug
5
2020
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Oct
31
2020

Exposed: Vermont Edition 2020

Exposed: Vermont Edition 2020

Exposed, Helen Day Art Center’s annual beloved outdoor sculpture exhibition, will be on display throughout the town of Stowe for a special Vermont Edition this year to support artists around the state.

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Oct
1
2020
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Nov
4
2020

The Parallax View in the Red Mill Gallery (Gibson + Recoder)

The Parallax View in the Red Mill Gallery (Gibson + Recoder)

The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to present The Parallax View of Pearl Street from the Red Mill Gallery by Gibson + Recoder, open October 1 through November 4, 2020. Open by appointment only.

Gibson + Recoder will turn The Red Mill Gallery into a room-sized camera obscura allowing viewers to look out onto Pearl Street, an ongoing project influenced by Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Notebooks.”

Gibson + Recoder state, [this] “installation reproduces a lesser known experiment that Leonardo sketched in which two apertures perforate the space, thus multiplying the same view along a horizontal axis with a slight overlap in “parallax” fashion. It is not clear what the double projection was designed to illustrate in light of the analogical model undergoing investigation, namely: “The function of the eye as explained by the camera obscura.””

Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery, Johnson

Sep
10
2020
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Nov
8
2020

Let Us Introduce You

Let Us Introduce You

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents LET US INTRODUCE YOU, an exhibition of paintings from five artists who are established in other parts of the state, but not known to our gallery, including Charlie Hunter, Jacob Aguiar, Mary Schwartz, Daryl Storrs, and Karen Bruson.

This exhibition will be shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Middle Room Gallery.

9/10/20 11:00am - 11/8/20 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
10
2020
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Nov
8
2020

Land and Light and Water and Air 2020 Exhibition

Land and Light and Water and Air 2020 Exhibition

Bryan Memorial Gallery is pleased to present its annual signature exhibition LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR, featuring traditional American landscape paintings by over 50 artists, shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery.

LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR carries on the tradition of artists who have come to Vermont to paint for over 100 years. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday, September 10, 202 and concludes on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

There will not be an artist roundtable or a reception and awards ceremony this year. Instead prizes, including the Alden Bryan Medal and the Charles Movalli Medal, will be announced online on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

9/10/20 11:00am - 11/8/20 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
18
2020
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Nov
15
2020

Internal Flight - Pamela Smith Solo Exhibit

Internal Flight - Pamela Smith Solo Exhibit

Northern Daughters is overjoyed to present Internal Flight, a solo exhibit of new work from Pamela Smith. Anyone familiar with Smith’s work will recognize the pieces as hers, with each protagonist set amidst a composition of birds, birdlike beings and flowers. Working with a limited palette has softened and enriched the colorful paintings, and builds a common ground among the works, and the subjects within them.

9/18/20 10:00am - 11/15/20 5:00pm

Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes

Aug
4
2020
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Nov
28
2020

Performative Acts: Photography by Dona Ann McAdams

Performative Acts: Photography by Dona Ann McAdams

Photographs from McAdams expansive oeuvre over the last forty years featuring essential documentation of the avant-garde performance and queer liberation scenes in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90’s, humane in situ portraits of those with cognitive disabilities, cloistered nuns, hot walkers at the race track, Appalachians, and farmers as well as luminous photos of horses, oxen, goats.

Timed ticket entry required. Reserve your private viewing experience here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helen-day-art-center-timed-entry-pass-tickets-113783002022

8/4/20 10:00am - 11/28/20 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
15
2020
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Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Oct
1
2020
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Dec
31
2020

Drawing on the Past by Miriam Adams

Drawing on the Past by Miriam Adams

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents the online exhibit "Drawing on the Past by Miriam Adams." The Sheldon’s website, www.henrysheldonmuseum.org, includes a virtual tour of the exhibit with Miriam Adams and Bill Brooks, Executive Director of the Sheldon. All drawings in the exhibit are featured online. Through the juxtaposition of natural and man-made objects, Miriam Adams creates images of striking intimacy. Her graphite and watercolor drawings on paper depict a variety of everyday domestic objects: scissors, tools, timepieces, sewing materials, hand fans, clothing, and ribbons. Adams places these household items in conversation with objects from nature—including flowers, feathers, fruit, leaves, and stones. Drawings of her father’s tools, of garments sewn by her mother, of a wedding fan that belonged to her husband’s grandmother are matched with more ephemeral items to suggest family relationships and insights. In addition, yarns and needles used in knitting challenge the viewer by their oft double meanings. Are needles and pin cushions merely utilitarian or do they warrant deeper interpretations?

“I draw on nature for shapes and rhythms,” wrote Adams. “It is a point of departure to explore line, movement, relationships, emotions.” The soft graphite and watercolors contribute to the meditative quality of her work. This exhibit presents Adams’ drawings alongside an array of unique domestic objects from the Sheldon Museum’s collection, exploring how emotions become attached to the objects we use. As a history and art museum, the Sheldon celebrates the combination of personal stories and artistic creativity represented in her work.

Miriam Adams received a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College in New York City, where she took studio courses at Columbia University. She has been working as an artist ever since and her work has been exhibited extensively in the Northeast, particularly in New York and Vermont, in many public and private collections. She works primarily in graphite and watercolor on paper.

The Henry Sheldon Museum is pleased to present this exhibition as part of 2020 Vision: Reflecting on a World-Changing Year, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group.

Miriam Adams’ drawings are available for purchase through the Sheldon Museum. Please contact Executive Director Bill Brooks at wbrooks@henrysheldonmuseum.org. The Sheldon Museum hopes to open by the end of the year, should COVID-19 restrictions allow, and "Drawing on the Past" will be available to view in-person at that time. The Sheldon Museum is located at One Park Street in downtown Middlebury across from the Ilsley Library. The Museum, Research Center, and Museum Store are temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. For more information and reopening updates, visit www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.

Henry Sheldon Museum (online only), Middlebury

Jul
17
2020
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Aug
31
2021

Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art

Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art

Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art is a journey from the nineteenth century to the present day featuring evolving depictions of anglers in their natural habitat paired with artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection. The exhibit showcases a selection from the recently donated Trophy Art Collection, which is arguably the most significant collection of angling art available to the public in the United States.

The Museum is open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday (June 1 - October 31) and Tuesday - Saturday (November 1 - May 31)

7/17/20 10:00am - 8/31/21 4:00pm

The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester