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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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Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Nov
21
2020

Plein Air Poetry of Nature Virtual Walk-Along

Plein Air Poetry of Nature Virtual Walk-Along

We've all heard of Plein Air Painting, but what about Plein Air Poetry? If you love words, being outdoors and storytelling, come out with a nature-loving poet-adventure guide on a 1-hour virtual walk-along at a pop-up surprise location somewhere in the USA via zoom from wherever you are as we explore new experiences and spontaneous prompts to write “augmenting verse” poems. No experience necessary. Children welcome and encouraged! GREAT FOR HOMESCHOOLERS. Registration required for Zoom link. See poartry.org/nature-walks for more information and to register.

11/21/20 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online, Statewide

Nov
21
2020

Girls Nite Out Productions Presents We’re Ten!! 2010-2020

Girls Nite Out Productions Presents We’re Ten!! 2010-2020

This virtual production will be presented on one night and one night only, so don’t miss it!! Make your reservation today for Saturday, November 21 2020 at 8 pm EST! Following the video, join the co-founders for a brief post-event Q&A where you’ll be invited to ask them anything you’ve ever wondered about GNOP!

This 10-year retrospective project would not have been possible without the patience, hard work, and tremendous skill of South Burlington High School Senior Eva Demetrowitz who worked with Janet on the brief video you will see. Thanks also to Andrea Wolga, Paul Gittelsohn, and Christine Golden (Golden Consulting, LLC) for their help with this production and event.

Many, many hands have helped create the GNOP family and community that you know and love. This event is a way for GNOP to give something back to you, our loyal and committed theater fans. Since we can’t all be together in person, this is our way of saying, “Thanks for all these great years, and we promise we’ll be back next year!"

A Zoom link for the event will be provided upon registration. Suggested donation $10-$20+.

Please contact Christine with any questions or concerns by call or text at 802.598.4782 or by email at christine@goldenconsultingllc.com.

Thanks to our Leading Role Sponsors!
Sarah Harrington Real Estate - https://sarahharringtonre.com/
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11/21/20 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Zoom, Statewide

Nov
20
2020
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Nov
21
2020

Emerging Artist Festival 2020- Vermont Jazz Center

Emerging Artist Festival 2020- Vermont Jazz Center

Friday Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020

https://vtjazz.org/upcoming-events/concerts/

The Emerging Artist Festival for 2020 celebrates young musicians making an impact in today’s jazz scene. This year’s featured artists include Samara Joy McLendon, Pasquale Grasso and Lakecia Benjamin.

Vocalist Samara McLendon won the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Contest in 2019.

Italian guitarist, Pasquale Grasso has been lauded by Pat Metheny as “one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard.”

Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin won the 2019 Downbeat Critic’s Poll Rising Star Award as well as the Jazz Journalist’s Award for Up and Coming Jazz Musician of the Year.

A new highlight for this year’s festival is the presentation of 5-minute videos from college, high school and youth jazz ensembles.

We will present videos from approximately ten student groups performing in situations that reflect the creativity of working within the limits of social distancing protocols – outdoor settings, videos where the musicians are all in different locations, and entire bands performing from schools that quarantine together.

Livestreaming for this event is cost-free and open to the public. Donations to the Vermont Jazz Center will be gratefully accepted.


DAY 1: Friday, November 20th

Pasquale Grasso Trio Featuring Samara Joy McLendon

7:30 pm (EST) Short videos from Regional Institutions

UNH – Durham, NH, Mark Shilansky, Dir.
Amherst College Combo –David Picchi and Carl Clements, Dir.
Vermont Academy – Saxton’s River, VT – Steve Cady, Dir.
Keene State College – Keene, NH – Steve Cady, Dir.

8:00 pm CONCERT

Opening Video: Shania Smith (Dartmouth College)

Pasquale Grasso Trio Featuring Samara Joy McLendon

Samara Joy McLendon (vocals), Pasquale Grasso (guitar) Ari Roland (bass), Keith Balla (drums).


DAY 2: Saturday, November 21st

Lakecia Benjamin Quartet

7:00 pm Short Videos from Regional Institutions

North Country Union High School – Newport, VT, William Prue, Dir.
UMass, Amherst – Amherst, MA, Jeff Holmes, Dir.
UVM – Burlington, VT, Tom Cleary, Dir.
Harwood Union High School – Moretown, VT, Bruce Sklar, Dir.

7:30 PM LIVE ZOOM CONVERSATION.

Lakecia Benjamin and Eugene Uman come together to discuss her recent project dedicated to the music and profound influences of Alice and John Coltrane.


8:00 pm CONCERT

Opening Video- PVPA - Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School – Frank Newton, Dir.

Lakecia Benjamin Quartet

Exclusive footage of concert filmed in NYC with Benjamin on alto saxophone, Zaccai Curtis, piano, Lonnie Plaxico, bass. EJ Strickland, drums. Ms. Benjamin and her quartet were filmed performing music from her new, highly acclaimed album, Pursuance.

For this concert we celebrate the memory of Jonathan Flaccus, a staunch patron of the arts and a person who always advocated for the young and disenfranchised.

Marcy Hermansader continues to follow through with Jonathan’s vision; this is the second Emerging Artist Festival she has sponsored in his memory.

We are grateful beyond measure for her support and for the tradition that Jonathan so generously established during his lifetime.

Publicity is underwritten by The Commons, The Brattleboro Reformer, WVPR, WVEW, WNPR, NEPR and WFCR and is grateful for grant support from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Humanities Council.

11/20/20 7:00pm - 11/21/20 10:00pm

LIvestream at vtjazz.org and facebook, Brattleboro

Nov
20
2020
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Nov
22
2020

Arcs and Suites: Dana Lyn, fiddle, and Kyle Sanna, guitar (Augmented Reality Concert)

Arcs and Suites: Dana Lyn, fiddle, and Kyle Sanna, guitar (Augmented Reality Concert)

Arcs and Suites: Dana Lyn, fiddle, and Kyle Sanna, guitar (Augmented Reality Concert)

Date: November 20, 2020, 6:30pm

Available 24 hours/ until Nov 22, 2020, 5:30pm

Admission: By donation

Location: Online@WCCMA

Event Details: https://www.wcc-ma.org/event/dana-lyn-and-kyle-sanna-augmented-reality-concert/

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dana-lyn-and-kyle-sanna-augmented-reality-concert-tickets-128295863381
Hailed as “ground-breaking” by noted folklorist Mick Moloney and “first-rate, versatile musicians” by The New Yorker, Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. Performing as a duo since 2011, Lyn and Sanna have brought their “Through the Looking Glass” approach to traditional music to clubs, festival stages, and concert halls throughout the US and Canada.
In “Arcs and Suites”, Lyn and Sanna present music from their two environmentally-themed projects: “The Great Arc” and “The Coral Suite”. The Great Arc is inspired by and concerned with extinct and endangered animal species. The Irish Echo hailed it as “a deep musical work full of lavish, evocative textures”. The Coral Suite is an evocative sequence of Irish tunes that mirrors the life cycles and natural processes that occur within coral reef ecosystems. Renowned fiddler Martin Hayes called it “beautiful… simultaneously traditional and innovative.”
Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna also offer a post-concert Q and A at 8pm, where they hope to engage the audience in conversations about traditional music in a modern world, environmentalism, and to answer any questions about their musical backgrounds and approaches.
This program will be presented in Augmented Reality from your smart device. The artist “holograms” will be projected onto a 360 degree image outside of WCCMA’s concert hall. You’ll be able to look around the space, move closer, etc, just as though you are there.
For those without supported devices you’ll be able to join us via Youtube video link. Headphones are strongly recommended for optimal audio experience.
This event is presented by West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. Concert tickets are by donation. Our suggested contribution is $25 ($15 for WCCMA members), $40 for a family. Student tickets are free, and scholarships are available to anyone by request. Please fill out this form to request a student or scholarship ticket: https://forms.gle/kCQNxrYShgLtkrWUA
By registering for this event you will receive the link to access the concert, access to a tutorial to test set up on your device, and the link to the zoom post-concert chat. This concert will be available for 2 days after airing. We suggest you test your device a day or 2 in advance to ensure you have no technical challenges at concert time.
For more details about virtual concerts please visit: www.wcc-ma.org/virtualconcerts

Stay Tuned for more Augmented Reality Concerts this fall from WCCMA!
Hoverlay mobile app is supported on mobile devices that support either ARKit (iPhone 6s and above; full list at the bottom of this page: https://www.apple.com/ios/augmented-reality/) or ARCore (https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices).

11/20/20 6:30pm - 11/22/20 5:30am

WCCMA Online, Outside Vermont

Sep
11
2020
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Nov
22
2020

A Critical Balance Art Exhibition

A Critical Balance Art Exhibition

Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird, and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the “natural” rate. Many biologists say this is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65 million years ago. Today many of the creatures that are familiar to us are at a critical balancing point. They might not be here for future generations to experience.

Eight New England artists have gathered to paint and exhibit a selection of species that are listed as endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list. As artists that have a dedication to the natural world, they have a unique opportunity to share their observations and use their art to convey both the beauty of these endangered species and the need to protect them. Several of the pieces focus on Vermont species. The intent of this exhibit is to use art to inspire and educate in ways that will reach beyond statistics, policy, and politics.

Participating artists:
Gabriel Tempesta, Vermont
Linda Mirabile, Vermont
Heidi Broner, Vermont
Shearon Murphy, Maine
Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Vermont
Michael Boardman, Maine
Suzanne Stryk, Virginia
Susan Parmenter, New Hampshire

9/11/20 11:00am - 11/22/20 4:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Oct
18
2020
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Nov
22
2020

MIGRATIONS

MIGRATIONS

MIGRATIONS: ongoing work by Middlebury artist Sarah Ashe runs Friday, October 16 thru Sunday, November 22, 2020.

The overall Gallery theme for the fall is EarthFirst which comes out of a need to recognize our changing climate and its impacts and effects. In this respect, we are also interested in the transformative forces of our own migrations across the globe not only as a continuations of the centuries old human drama, but as a story of empathy, fear, pain, torment, and joy.

Sarah Ashe: So much of migration today involves enormous risk, courage and desperation… to move with the seasons as part of life’s rhythm is one form… but to have to leave is sadly a reality of our times. It’s the latter that my work focuses on.

As a result of Covid-19, GreenTARA Space is now both art Gallery and local tasting room for Kraemer & Kin island brewery.
Hours to visit the art, or craft brews, are F, S, S noon to 6pm. For more information about art please visit us online or contact greentaraspace@gmail.com.
For Kraemer & Kin craft brewery and community activities, please contact them at beer@kraemerandkin.com

10/18/20 12:00pm - 11/22/20 6:00pm

3275 US Rt2, North Hero

Oct
10
2020
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Nov
22
2020

Amy Arbus: Photographs from On the Street 1980-1990

Amy Arbus: Photographs from On the Street 1980-1990

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is proud to present Amy Arbus, On the Street 1980 - 1990, Saturday, October 10, from noon to 7:00 pm., with an appearance by the artist from 5:00 - 7:00.

“Between 1980 and 1990, over 500 of photographer Amy Arbus’s impromptu and edgy portraits of New Yorkers appeared in the Village Voice’s monthly fashion feature, ‘On the Street.’ The column’s missive was to document the city’s most adventurous trendsetters as they went about their lives… She combed the streets looking for those who were dressed for success and poised for fame. By focusing on the fearlessly non-conformist, her photographs offer a startling and seamless blend of fashion, portraiture, and street theater.” (A.M. Homes)

Please be assured safety protocols of facemasks, social distancing and limits to audience size will be followed during the opening and throughout the exhibition. Also please call for gallery hours.

10/10/20 12:00pm - 11/22/20 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Nov
21
2020
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Nov
22
2020

Vermont Hand Crafters 68th annual Craft Vermont Fine Craft and Art Show Online

Vermont Hand Crafters 68th annual Craft Vermont Fine Craft and Art Show Online

Vermont Hand Crafters 68th annual Craft Vermont Fine Craft and Art Show will be online this year on November 21st and 22nd 9AM to 9PM. Watch live demos, video chat with artists and crafters and support your local artists by starting your holiday shopping at Craft Vermont. For more information, visit www.vermonthandcrafters.com.

11/21/20 9:00am - 11/22/20 9:00pm

Online, Burlington

Nov
19
2020
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Nov
22
2020

JFK: The Last Speech

JFK: The Last Speech

Of President John F. Kennedy, many stories have been told. Few are less known or more revealing than the story of his friendship with Robert Frost, America’s most celebrated poet. Yet is was Robert Frost that Kennedy made the subject of one of his most famous speeches, delivered just weeks before his assassination. JFK: The Last Speech explores the relationship between these two Americans, one that reached its tragic climax after an encounter between Frost and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War. At the film’s center is an extraordinary speech about poetry and power that inspired a group of college classmates to alter the course of their lives.

11/19/20 12:00am - 11/22/20 11:30pm

Online, Statewide

Oct
23
2020
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Nov
27
2020

Charles Platt: A Commemorative Retrospective

Charles Platt: A Commemorative Retrospective

AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to present the exhibition Charles Platt: A Commemorative Retrospective, on display from October 23 through November 27, 2020 in the Rebecca Lawrence Gallery, the Clifford B. West Gallery, the E.N. Wennberg Gallery and the Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, Charles Platt (1932 – 2020) was an award-winning architect in New York City, founding the firm Platt Byard Dovell White. Platt’s career as an artist was closely aligned with his career as an architect. He approached both with the same highly tuned visual ability, seeking to bring the balance and beauty of the world into focus for those around him.

The Platt family has had a long association with the Upper Valley that began when the artist’s grandfather Charles A. Platt moved to Cornish, NH, with other creatives who gravitated to the area following the arrival of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the late 19th Century. This loose group of artists, writers, performers, architects and landscape designers became known as the Cornish Art Colony. Charles A. Platt designed homes in Cornish and Plainfield for other members of the Colony and was famous for integrating the interior with the exterior through architectural elements in the gardens he also designed. The family has maintained a presence in Cornish for four generations.

Platt was also a member of the board of trustees and former president of the board for the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial at the National Historic Site.

Please join us from October 23 - November 27, 2020 as we celebrate the work and life of Charles Platt.

10/23/20 11:00am - 11/27/20 6:00pm

AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH, Outside Vermont

Oct
16
2020
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Nov
28
2020

'Missing Touch'

'Missing Touch'

‘Missing Touch’ features the work of Beth Pearson along with Annelein Beukenkamp, Leslie Fry, and Betsey Garand. Pearson moved away from her home state of Vermont several years ago. The exhibit is a chance to see recent works by the abstract artist whose approach comes across as both playful and finely developed. As Pearson states, “Painting had filled a communication gap for me long before the pandemic hit but with the option for diverse human contact all but completely removed by COVID it became even more a necessity to keep my studio life active. It is a different type of communication I have with painting than I do with another human being but it can be a metaphor for friendship somehow.”

With a lack of touch between each other, our intimate moments with nature and wildlife hold increased impact. Betsey Garand & Annelein Beukenkamp both offer works with perspective on the life of a garden or microcosm- exposing the relationships within.

Leslie Fry has multiple works that use the hand and its gestures as building blocks to a new entity. But in ‘Wistful Portrait’, there is the simple example of how one hand can hold the other hand to recreate the missing comfort of touch.

There will be a virtual tour added to the website but we do encourage you to come visit the gallery and have a tangible experience with the art.

Along with the work included in the exhibit is a special sale from a collection of unique prints and watercolors by Garand that price from $50 to $100 with the goal of offering accessibility to collectors of limited means.

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne

Nov
6
2020
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Nov
29
2020

Alice Dodge: Wallflowers

Alice Dodge: Wallflowers

The Front is proud to present its third solo show, "Alice Dodge: Wallflowers." A Front member since 2015, Dodge in her work counterposes notions of craft with high culture, mass production with creative originality, and pattern with chaos. "Wallflowers" brings together work from the past several years up to the current fraught moment, articulating a powerful, complex view of the state of the world.
"Alice Dodge: Wallflowers" runs November 6th through November 29th. Join gallery members and the artist for a limited-occupancy opening reception Friday, November 6th, 4:00-7:00 PM. The Front is open Fridays 4-7, Saturdays and Sundays 11-2, or by appointment.
The Front 6 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05602 info@thefrontvt.com (802) 552-0877 www.thefrontvt.com

11/6/20 4:00pm - 11/29/20 2:00pm

The Front, Montpelier

Oct
29
2020
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Dec
8
2020

GLASSTASTIC 2021 Submissions

GLASSTASTIC 2021 Submissions

A celebration of imagination and ingenuity, GLASSTASTIC invites children in grades K-6 to dream up and draw fabulous imaginary creatures, a selection of which will be turned into sculptures by glass artists.

The sculptures and every drawing submitted will be exhibited at BMAC March 13 – June 13, 2021.

Download GLASSTASTIC guidelines and an entry form to submit your imaginary creature. You may submit up to two imaginary creatures. Just make sure to get them in before the December 8, 2020 deadline! Download them here: https://www.brattleboromuseum.org/2020/03/19/glasstastic-2021/

View selections from the 2019 version of GLASSTASTIC.

Questions? Email glasstastic@brattleboromuseum.org

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Nov
16
2020
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Dec
16
2020

NOVEMBER: Estonian Folklore

NOVEMBER: Estonian Folklore

NOVEMBER (2017). Directed by RAINER SARNET, Winner of Best Cinematography Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Virtual Tickets are $4.99 for 3 days of viewing.

A breathtaking dark fairytale about tender feelings in a brutal metaphysical environment, where ghosts roam free and people have to find their way through a chaotic jungle of co-existing and competing religious beliefs. The story takes place during the bygone feudal era in Estonia, when peasants had to earn their keep under the rule of the German landlords. Peasant girl Liina falls for a farmboy, Hans, but Hans is infatuated with the young baroness. This unrequited love causes Liina to run around wildly at night as a werewolf, to make his secret desires come true, Hans tries to employ a kratt – a fantastic being made of discarded household items and endowed with a soul by the devil, and the young baroness’ fate hangs by a thread when she spends her nights sleepwalking on the manor roof.

Adapted from Andrus Kivirahk’s novel, Rehepapp, with a visual concept based on Estonian photographer Johannes Pääsuke’s farmer photographs from the beginning of the 20th century, the film’s transfixing cinematography is reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal, and Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man. Shot in black and white and infrared on a menagerie of different cameras, lenses, and formats, both film and digital, with high-contrast lighting that makes even the human townsfolk look like specters in a dark, hostile world. Every frame of November stands alone as a haunting photograph, a reminder of a not-long-ago humanity riddled with conflicting superstition, the plague, and a more recognizable affliction: greed.

11/16/20 12:00am - 12/16/20 12:00am

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Brattleboro

Nov
20
2020
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Dec
20
2020

Songs For A New World

Songs For A New World

Join us for Lyric Theatre Company's first fully streaming online event, Songs For A New World.

Songs For A New World is a show about change. The pivots and the possibilities, the hurt and the growth, and all the messy ways that change can bring us together or break us apart. These vignettes explore discoveries both intimate and expansive through song, story, and dance—unbounded by time, place, or imagination. This production and the exciting new way that we are presenting it has been a cathartic experience for our organization, members, and community during this tumultuous period where we have all had to embrace a new world of our own.

Ticket sales go live on Friday, November 13th at 10am: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/40714

Streaming access costs $15 for a single ticket (single viewer in a single location) and $35 for a family ticket (multiple viewers in one location). Once streaming access is purchased, the streaming code provided will be active for 48 hours after the play button is hit for the first time. The production will be available to view from November 20th at 8pm - December 20th.

11/20/20 8:00pm - 12/20/20 12:00pm

Lyric Theatre Company - Online Event, Statewide

Nov
12
2020
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Dec
20
2020

Gems & Giants 2020

Gems & Giants 2020

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Gems & Giants 2020, an annual exhibition of large and small paintings by its gallery members shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery and Middle Room. Paintings range from landscapes to abstracts, from florals, portrait, and still-life.
The exhibit opens Thursday, November 12th, and will conclude on Sunday, December 20th.

Due to COVID-19 there will not be an artist roundtable or a reception this year.

11/12/20 11:00am - 12/20/20 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Nov
20
2020
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Dec
23
2020

Holiday Small Works 2020

Holiday Small Works 2020

Holiday Small Works 2020
November 20 - December 23, 2020
Our annual exhibit of Small (art and craft) Works in Artistree's Community Gallery.

Red Barn by Emily Burkholder


Holiday Small Works Exhibit | November 20 - December 23, 2020
Gallery Hours:
Tues - Sun | 11am - 5pm | Open Thursdays until 7:30pm!

Come celebrate the holiday season with artworks and fine crafts perfect for collecting and gift-giving!

This year's SMALL WORKS exhibit includes submissions by area artists, as well as Artistree's annual 50@50 display (50 artists / 50 square inch panels). However, due to COVID concerns sales for 50@50 pieces will be held via a silent auction. Also, we are excited to announce our first Cup Show! Fifteen local ceramicists will create a collection of cups, mugs, and other drinking vessels to display and purchase. Vote for Best in Show!

Artwork goes on sale Friday, November 20th. Click here to visit the silent auction site!

We welcome visitors to the Gallery.

Masks are required. Maintain social distance. Occupancy is limited.

11/20/20 11:00am - 12/23/20 5:00pm

Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret

Nov
11
2020
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Dec
29
2020

CELEBRATE!

CELEBRATE!

In the galleries at Studio Place Arts:

CELEBRATE! Our annual local arts celebration features a wide variety of art and craft created by 80 SPA member artists. The show is on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building and includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind-gifts.

Exhibit Dates November 11 – December 29, 2020

HOURS:
Tues-Sat: 11AM-2:30PM
Tues-Sat: 3-4PM private hrs. – Call us (802) 479-7069
Closed: 11/26; 12/24 & 12/25

INFO: www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

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

Nov
20
2020
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Jan
2
2021

The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again

The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again

"The Christmas Revels," a beloved holiday tradition for the whole family since 1975, is back, and like you’ve never seen it before. This holiday season, Revels North proudly presents an animated short film called "The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again."

You can view a trailer for this film on our website:

https://www.revelsnorth.org/

You can rent "The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again" on Vimeo On Demand for $2.99, or purchase it for $9.99:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/allshallbewellagain

You can also view "The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again" for free on CATV, where it will be broadcast fifteen times through the end of the year, beginning Thanksgiving Day at 2:00pm. These broadcasts will be followed by a showing of the 2019 production of "The Christmas Revels: An English Celebration of the Winter Solstice," the first Revels production at Lebanon Opera House. To view the complete CATV "Christmas Revels" double feature schedule, please visit:

https://www.revelsnorth.org/christmasrevels

Finally, the film is available to purchase as a DVD. In order to receive your DVD by December 21, please submit your pre-order request on the Revels North website by Wednesday, November 25.

As always, may "The Christmas Revels" bring joy, hope, and light to your holidays.

11/20/20 9:00am - 1/2/21 12:00am

Coming to Your Home This Holiday Season, Statewide

Nov
6
2020
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Apr
18
2021

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

The 11th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series takes on a new look this year, with an online platform to stream our 15-film series.

Curated by Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven, inspired by the surrounding countryside, the Woodstock Vermont Film Series transports viewers to distinctive cultures, critical turning points in history, and destinations that share a strong sense of place. Through the medium of cinematography, we celebrate the diversity and joy of humanity and the powerful influence of place in our lives.

Most of the films will include the added benefit of a post-viewing interview of the director or participants in the film by Jay Craven.

Tickets and multi-film passes are available.

ON DEMAND STREAMING, Woodstock