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As we start the new year in self-reflection, get in touch with what you are thankful for by writing an art-inspired gratitude poem with poet, JC Wayne. Sparked by the painting "Avalon" by Gallery 46 artist Georgeanne Gaffney as our muse, we will explore examples of gratitude poems, do quick warm-up writing prompts/tuning in exercises to listen with different parts of ourselves to create with gratitude as well as receive it, discover the special relationship between gratitude and forgiveness, and write a poem that expresses your uniquely thankful voice through the inspiration of art. And a special bonus: Our muse artist, Georgeanne, will be at the workshop to share her inspiration and process in creating "Avalon" and to answer your questions!
1/13/21 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Winter White features the work of artists Julia Jensen, Matthew Monk, Hannah Morris, Erika Lawlor Schmidt, Hannah Sessions, Pamela Smith, and Susanne Strater and will be exhibited December 1st through January 15th at Northern Daughters Gallery in Vergennes, and January 16th to February 28th at the Annex Gallery at Village Wine and Coffee in Shelburne.
“As curators we approached this exhibit from an aesthetic standpoint, with the muted colors of winter putting emphasis on composition and texture of work. And though this element remains compelling within the body of work that has come together through this prompt, there is a sentiment that is threaded through the work as well. Many of the artists referenced their approach to embracing winter, as Vermonters must, and what it has to offer. It is true that in order to enjoy the sometimes nine-month period when snow may fly, it is helpful to follow winter’s lead. To do as winter does,” comment Sophie and Justine of Northern Daughters.
12/4/20 10:00am - 1/15/21 5:00pm
Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Our new monthly series begins with the epic: Mughal-e-Azam directed by K. Asif (1960) with a very special introduction and post-film discussion hosted by Vidhi Salla of the International radio show Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox. Set in 17th century India, this masterpiece portrays a historical legend of forbidden love with epic battles, extravagant dance, unforgettable music and dazzling costumes that have become a hallmark of the genre...
RSVP to join us Saturday, Jan. 2nd, 8pm (EST) for the post-film discussion with curator Vidhi Salla.
12/30/20 5:00pm - 1/16/21 12:00am
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide
Join us for Lyric Theatre Company's newest production, Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas Special.
Miracle on Green Tree Drive is a televised Christmas Special celebrating Lyric’s survival through these tough times and our unwavering commitment to ring in the holiday the only way we know how: through song and dance and storytelling. A completely original Lyric version of a 60’s Variety Christmas television show… think Lawrence Welk except packed full of Lyric members doing Holiday songs and sketches with full costumes, scenery and special effects. A few songs, a few jokes, a few tears, a few memories, and a whole lot of fun.
12/20/20 7:30pm - 1/20/21 11:59pm
Lyric Theatre Company - Online Event, Statewide
Lyric Theatre Company presents “Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas,” an original televised musical special, presented in streaming video format. The show premieres Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., and tickets/access are available through Jan. 20, 2021.
A cast of 100+ and dozens of crew and creative volunteer members bring to life this nostalgic yet modern variety show, packed full of holiday songs and original scenes with full costumes, scenery and special effects. Through the magic of film and technology, scenes and songs were recorded safely over a few months, adhering to all state of Vermont health regulations on capacity, distance and masking, at Lyric’s Marjorie Howe Rehearsal Space on Green Tree Drive in South Burlington and a few other Vermont locations.
“The show celebrates Lyric’s survival through these tough times, and our unwavering commitment to ring in the holiday the only way we know how: through song and dance and storytelling,” said producer and writer Serena Magnan O’Connell.
On sale to public Cyber Monday, Nov. 30
Available through Jan. 20, 2021
$20 individual, $45 family/multiple viewers in one location.
A small service fee will be added to each transaction. After you purchase tickets online, you will be emailed a specific link to access the video. Once you press play, the video is available to watch for 48 hours.
CAST AND SHOW INFO
Online - A Streaming Video Special, Statewide
VTIFF's Virtual Cinema playing in Dec/Jan includes a diverse and thought provoking selection of films viewable from the comfort and safety of your home. Films this month include CODED BIAS, ZAPPA, CITY HALL, FRANCISCA, NYICFF KIDS FLICKS and more. Visit our website, vtiff.org to view all available films!
12/7/20 12:00am - 1/21/21 11:59pm
Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Burlington
What is MANHUNT?
You are a detective in training. You receive a box of evidence in the mail for an active murder case. Suddenly, you are thrust from training into the real world -- and time is running out! You will need to put all your sleuthing skills to the test to solve the puzzles and decipher the clues. Hints will be provided along the way -- everyone will be busy and entertained! As the plot unfolds into a night of twists and turns - along with virtual live performances that plunge you deeper into a world of noir and intrigue - you realize this is about much more than the items in the box. You begin to wonder: in this virtual game of cat and mouse... who's chasing who? And why is one of your objects a clock that's slowly counting down? And... perhaps most importantly of all... what happens when it hits zero?
Please note that this is designed for everyone to succeed! This is a fun and engaging virtual experience that can be enjoyed by one person or the whole family (though younger children may find it challenging). The evidence boxes are extremely detailed and require an incredible amount of manpower to put together. For this reason, we have to put a total limit on the number of boxes available.
This is also a fun and unique holiday gift! Boxes can be purchased not only for your own household but also for friends and family. Boxes will be shipped immediately after Christmas!
Enjoy In the Box Entertainment! MANHUNT: Mystery in a Box
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
In this virtual game of cat and mouse... who's chasing who?
January 12-16, 19-23 @ 8:00pm EST
*If tickets are purchased less than 6 business days in advance of the event, we cannot guarantee your box will arrive in time.
**This show is family-friendly but will be difficult for young children to participate due to the difficulty of the clues/puzzles.
1/12/21 8:00pm - 1/23/21 11:59pm
Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Learn Japanese taiko drumming online this winter! Stuart Paton, co-founder and Artistic Director of Burlington Taiko Group, has devoted the past 25 years to performing and teaching taiko to children and adults here in the Burlington area and throughout New England.
Taiko is an art form that involves music, voice and movement. Each session of the beginning-level classes focuses on introducing the basic notes and movement of one taiko piece. Students should come to class in loose-fitting exercise wear; sweat pants and a t-shirt work well. All equipment is provided. No previous experience is necessary!
1/6/21 4:30pm - 1/27/21 5:30pm
Burlington Taiko Dojo, 208 Flynn Ave, Suite 3-G, Burlington
The Front is pleased to present its fourth solo show, untitled [recent work], by Ned Richardson. A Front member since 2018, Richardson has been exploring the connections between digital and natural worlds through a variety of methods and media, from intuitive analog ink drawings to glass layered collaborations with deep learning systems. The name of the show follows Richardson’s convention for naming his works – all are untitled, with some identifier in brackets. The stories and interpretations are to be generated by the viewer.
untitled [recent work] runs January 8th through January 31st. Join gallery members and the artist for a limited occupancy opening reception Friday, November 8th, 4:00-7:00 PM. The Front is open Saturdays and Sundays 11-2 or by appointment. Join us for Ned’s artist talk via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19th at 7 PM: email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Friday January 8th through Sunday January 31st
Opening 4-7 PM Friday January 8th
Zoom Artist Talk Tuesday January 19th at 7 PM
Open Hours: Saturday-Sunday 11-2, or by happenstance or appointment
The Front: 6 Barre St. Montpelier VT email@example.com (802) 552-0877
1/8/21 4:00pm - 1/31/21 2:00pm
The Front, Montpelier
Art Medium: Pencil, oil pastel, charcoal Student Level: Beginner - Intermediate Student Age: 15 and up
Have you ever wanted to make art but didn’t know where to start or weren’t sure about different art materials? This workshop series explores various art techniques and media in a fun and relaxed way. We will create zentangles, abstract watercolor paintings, draw on the right side of the brain, and more.
1/13/21 5:30am - 2/3/21 7:00am
Virtual via Zoom, Waterbury
Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 13 – February 10
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member – $150; Non-Member – $185
Ages: Grades 6-12
Spend the afternoon exploring in the SVAC studios when school is closed. We will meet five times in January and February.
This class is open to all. New students are welcome. Students from the fall class are also welcome to re-enroll and will be able to work on new projects–drawing, painting, and working with clay, wool, plaster and other three-dimensional materials. Geared for grades six and up, these classes will include both projects designed by the teacher and opportunities for students to work individually on projects and with materials that interest them.
Masks required; registration limited to allow for physical distancing. We are currently planning for an in-person class and will shift to Zoom if necessary. If there is a switch, anyone who has registered will have the option either to withdraw–if they do not want to take on online class–and receive a refund for the remaining classes OR to stay for the remaining Zoom-based classes at a reduced rate. SVAC will also refund families if there are unexpected changes in your children’s schools’ plans that make attendance impossible.
Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.367.1306.
1/13/21 1:00pm - 2/10/21 3:00pm
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
These grades will be Makers. Working with cardboard, papier mache’, paint, paper, tape, toothpicks and the contents of your recycling bin. We will construct all kinds of fabulous projects sure to challenge and satisfy the wonderful imaginations of this age group! There will be plenty of drawing and painting as well.
1/6/21 3:30pm - 2/17/21 3:00pm
Virtual via Zoom, Waterbury
A new body of work by Jamie Townsend created during this past year. Jamie says, "Getting away from corners and simplifying the imagery was a natural way of dealing with what was going on in society this past year. Moving in, feeling the nurturing spirit and comfort of the circle, seeing as the eye naturally sees. As a society, we have had to organize our lives and minds differently. This new place is therapeutic."
Image - "String Shine" by Jamie Townsend
1/9/21 11:00am - 2/27/21 5:00pm
Gallery at the VAULT, Springfield
"The Biodegradable Series: Connected, Distanced, Changed, and Impermanent" Outdoor Art Show by Anne Cummings EcoArtist
This art exhibition will be installed outdoors in front of the Westford Common Hall, in Westford, VT, allowing visitors to view art without entering an indoor space, thereby being able to physically distance, and allowing the art to show the effects of the Vermont winter environment by slowly going through a decomposing process throughout the duration of the exhibition.
1/3/21 5:00pm - 4/1/21 5:00pm
Westford Common Hall (formerly United Church of Westford), Rt. 128 and Brookside Rd., Westford
Cooper Hewitt offers free, dynamic educational programs for K–12 school groups. Our immersive learning experience is designed to align with city, state, and national learning standards. Drawing upon the museum’s exhibitions, design educators facilitate thoughtful discussions and activities focused on the process of design thinking. We empower students to view the world optimistically through the lens of design and to improve it by honing their design thinking abilities.
The virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. Our interactive field trip inspires the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn how to harness their superpowers to create change for the better.
11/11/20 10:00am - 6/18/21 1:00pm
Virtual/Online, Outside Vermont