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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.

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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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Friday, April 16, 2021

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Apr
12
2021
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Apr
16
2021

April Break Camp – Wunderle’s Big Top – Circus! For Grades K – 12

April Break Camp – Wunderle’s Big Top – Circus! For Grades K – 12

Instructor: Troy Wunderle
Dates: Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $225; Non-Member: $275

Wunderle’s Big Top Camp is full of fun, safe circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, feathers, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics, and clowning will be taught in addition to the equipment based activities. Camp will take place outdoors to the extent weather permits.

Please register early–enrollment limited by health guidelines. Covid protocols will be in place. Scholarships are available. Please contact Erin for more information: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306

4/12/21 9:00am - 4/16/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Apr
12
2021
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Apr
16
2021

April Break Camp – Wunderle’s Big Top – Circus! For Grades K – 12

April Break Camp – Wunderle’s Big Top – Circus! For Grades K – 12

Instructor: Troy Wunderle
Dates: Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $225; Non-Member: $275
Wunderle’s Big Top Camp is full of fun, safe circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, feathers, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics, and clowning will be taught in addition to the equipment based activities. Camp will take place outdoors to the extent weather permits.

Please register early–enrollment limited by health guidelines. Covid protocols will be in place. Scholarships are available. Please contact Erin for more information: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306


Troy Wunderle is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past 24 years, he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and Americas Funniest Home Videos. Troy is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus. He spent six years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Troy is a juried artist through the Vermont State Arts Council.

4/12/21 9:00am - 4/16/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Mar
5
2021
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Apr
16
2021

The Art of Technology exhibit

The Art of Technology exhibit

The Exhibit will feature:

-Peter Wallis with animation and art in two of our first-floor galleries.

As an artist, he is interested in where the sacred and mundane exist in a liminal space of the past, present and dreams. His work is a collection of objects and places set in a landscape of memory that connects these objects to where he has been and where he is going.

This recent body of work is a bildungsroman series that tells the story of his childhood in Vermont and Maine with the layers of history of New England and California coming together in a shared space.


-Robert Gold, solo gallery with photography of images. His photographs use combined technologies and accidental discoveries, plus good old fashioned free hand all combined.



-Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr. pieces of kinetic art.



-Castleton University Art Department with student work and a unique light display in many of the mansion windows.

Chaffee artist members will also have work on display and for sale in the upstairs galleries, as well as in the Gallery Shoppe that is filled with handmade treasures and gift ideas for any occasion, or even for yourself! This exhibit will be up until April 16th.



As we celebrate 60 years as an art center in the Rutland Community, we also invite you to join as an artist, single or family member to help the Chaffee to continue to inspire and cultivate creativity, while positively impacting the vitality of our community through the arts.

Visit the Chaffee during open hours to experience the beauty of the 1890’s historic building and the wonderful works of art throughout, plus our Gallery Shoppe! While here, picture your next event, bridal shower, wedding, meeting, or retreat being held in our beautiful 1890’s mansion, fondly known by its first owners as Sunny Gables.

Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm. Private appointments available by request. Check out www.chaffeeartcenter.org and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for updates, call 802.775.0356, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT.

3/5/21 5:00pm - 4/16/21 4:00pm

Chaffee Art Center (16 South Main St.), Rutland

Mar
5
2021
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Apr
16
2021

The Art of Technology

The Art of Technology

We are pleased to announce the following will be showcased:
-Peter Wallis solo gallery with animation and art
-Robert Gold, solo gallery with photography
-Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr. pieces kinetic art (this pic is one of them)
-Castleton University student artists

Chaffee artist members will have work on display and for sale in the upstairs galleries and in the Gallery Shoppe that is filled with handmade treasures and gift ideas for any occasion, or even for yourself! New Shoppe artisans welcome.

There is no charge for admittance. A donation would be greatly appreciated.
Hours are Thursday and Friday from Noon to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm; and by appointment.
Please keep in mind when visiting us that masks are required, as well as hand sanitization before entering. We follow the 6-foot social distancing measures, and a flow is established marked by arrows on the floor. Please know that we are committed to keeping everyone safe and adhering to the guidelines that are recommended

3/5/21 12:00pm - 4/16/21 4:00pm

Chaffee Art Center (16 South Main St.), Rutland

Mar
12
2021
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Apr
16
2021

Two Exhibitions in Honor of Women's History Month: Stefania Urist | Christine Hauck, Ellen Keene, Amanda Sisk, Heather Szczepiorkowski.

Two Exhibitions in Honor of Women's History Month: Stefania Urist | Christine Hauck, Ellen Keene, Amanda Sisk, Heather Szczepiorkowski.

I Give You Life | You Give Me Death: Stefania Urist- The new body work is informed by her research on trees and forests. By studying tree rings, the new series of works on paper confronts a tree’s memory and the ghosts of old growth trees and forests. Tree rings, which are the timeline of the tree’s life, are fragmented into “milling patterns” used to cut logs into lumber. In the lumber industry, milling patterns are similar to a grid, the pattern is used to maximize space and board feet depending on what strength of lumber is desired. The beautiful, natural, curvy grain formation in lumber is decontextualized from the life of a tree once it is used for building or craft. Like a completed puzzle, she uses the grid of the milling pattern as an overlay incorporating the original rings, thereby mapping the life of the tree and reconnecting it to the memory of its whole form, life, and community. Utilizing sculpture, works on paper, and installation, I Give You Life | You Give Me Death examines how humanity has used trees and forests as a commodity-driven resource instead of living in symbiosis with these beings. The exhibition is generously supported by The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation and a Creation Grant Award from Vermont Arts Council.

Sacred Encounters: Christine Hauck, Ellen Keene, Amanda Sisk, Heather Szczepiorkowski. This group of contemplative sculptors offers an exhibition to coincide with National Women’s History Month. The installation will include life-size angelic figures accompanied by wall-mounted reliefs, a collection of works made of stone and clay illuminating an appreciation for the revered, and a transcendent quest for Divine beauty. Through subject matter inherent of heavenly intent, the artists convey a message of hope and healing; each artist aims to engage the viewer in uplifting, playful, and transformative ways. The group will define the exhibition ‘path’ for the viewers, thereby evoking a meditative journey from start to finish. “We are on a light-bringing mission and hope that the work can inspire and uplift all who have suffered in these dark days.”

3/12/21 6:30pm - 4/16/21 11:59pm

AVA Gallery and Art Center, Outside Vermont

Apr
16
2021
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Apr
17
2021

Annual Amateur Photo Contest Submissions

Annual Amateur Photo Contest Submissions

Annual Amateur Photo Contest as part of 14th Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: Expressions of Me


Amateur photographers only, all ages welcome. Photos 8” x 10”and taken by the person submitting, mount/ frame photos if possible. Photo must not be staged or altered by photo editing software, resizing/cropping accepted. $10 donation for up to 3 photos requested and due upon delivery. Prioritize photos in order of preference as space limited and submitted photos are not guaranteed to be hung.

Drop-off: April 16th Noon-4pm and April 17th 10am-2pm. For contest form: info@chaffeeartcenter.org

4/16/21 12:00pm - 4/17/21 2:00pm

Chaffee Art Center (16 South Main St.), Rutland

Apr
15
2021
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Apr
18
2021

Desert One

Desert One

In April 1980, the US government launched Operation Eagle Claw, their response to the hostage crisis that was happening in Iran at that time. Helmed by then-president Jimmy Carter, the Delta Force tried to rescue the 52 hostages that were detained in the U.S. Embassy and Foreign Ministry buildings in Tehran. The documentary film Desert One explores the different aspects of this failed mission through interviews with the hostages, soldiers, commanders, and even President Carter. Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple.

4/15/21 12:00am - 4/18/21 11:00pm

Online, 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

Apr
14
2021
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Apr
20
2021

From London’s West End: Kinky Boots – The Musical

From London’s West End: Kinky Boots – The Musical

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is delighted to bring you this online viewing experience, captured live from the London stage, the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) KINKY BOOTS dazzles! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Tickets are $15 and are valid for a specific viewing time from April 14 to April 20. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. (distributed by New York-based BYExperience)

online viewing, Statewide

Apr
1
2021
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Apr
21
2021

Online Art Auction—Robert Bateman hand-signed lithograph entitled Arctic Cliff—White Wolves

Online Art Auction—Robert Bateman hand-signed lithograph entitled Arctic Cliff—White Wolves

Online art auction to support Sustainable Woodstock's work to educate and empower all in our collective efforts to fight climate change. Bidding open now thru midnight, April 21, 2021. Winner will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

Robert Bateman hand-signed lithograph entitled Arctic Cliff—White Wolves. Conservation Edition—1218/2000. INCLUDES ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY and FACT SHEET about the artist and the artwork. Mint condition, still in the original sleeve and storage box, unframed. Size: 20.25 x 32.5

Bateman is recognized worldwide for his dedication to conservation. White wolves are silent but powerful storytellers, reminding us of the perils faced by Arctic wildlife in the midst of global warming.

The winner of this Robert Bateman lithograph will also receive a signed copy of the book ROBERT BATEMAN, NATURAL WORLDS, featuring more than 130 paintings of birds, animals and landscapes—from Western Canada to the Serengeti Plains of Africa. 12” x 11 1/4”.

Please visit the following link to learn more and to place a bid:
https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/item-detail.cfm?auctionID=26754&ItemID=994279&viewType=1&style=29&font=0&catName=Art

4/1/21 12:00am - 4/21/21 11:30pm

Online, Woodstock

Mar
20
2021
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Apr
22
2021

Art from the Schools

Art from the Schools

SVAC is pleased to announce that its annual Art from the Schools exhibition will take place in the Elizabeth de C. Wilson galleries from March 20 - April 22, 2021. SVAC is thrilled to be hosting this exhibition in person after having to go virtual in 2020.

Art from the Schools is Southern Vermont Arts Center’s celebration of student art from around southern Vermont. Not only does this project allow students the incredible learning experience of presenting in a real art gallery, but it brings our guests the joy of seeing the vibrant, colorful creativity of young artists at work. “We are so thrilled that our students get to show their art in such a beautiful venue!” says Long Trail School Arts Department Chair, Anharad Llewelyn.

SVAC’s galleries will be filled with drawings, paintings, and sculpture by students from these area schools:

Arlington Memorial Middle/High School
Burr and Burton Academy
Currier Memorial School
Fisher Elementary School
Homeschoolers
Long Trail School
Manchester Elementary Middle School
Maple Street School
Mountain School at Winhall
Northshire Day School
Red Fox Community School
Shaftsbury Elementary School
Village School of North Bennington
West River Montessori School

Artist: Jaden Bauch, "Greenhouse"

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

Apr
16
2021
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Apr
25
2021

April Split/Screen

April Split/Screen

Split/Screen is an eight-month curatorial collaboration between VTIFF and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF]. Beginning November 2020 and ending June 2021 we are jointly presenting a monthly series of films with alternating curating months. Each monthly program will live for 10 days.

The April Series, curated by VTIFF, focuses on nuclear waste and environmental justice. Films include KUESSIPAN, NO DEFENSE, POWER STRUGGLE, ANBESSA, and THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION.

Passes are Free for All Access VTIFF members, $20 for Patron members, $32 for Friend members, and $40 General Admission. Individual tickets are $12.50.

4/16/21 12:00am - 4/25/21 11:59pm

VTIFF's Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Apr
1
2021
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Apr
30
2021

PoemTown St. Johnsbury

PoemTown St. Johnsbury

Catamount Arts, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, and the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce events for PoemTown St. Johnsbury, a celebration of National Poetry month in April. Affiliated with PoemCity in Montpelier, PoemTown St. Johnsbury papers shop windows and storefronts with poems, hosts readings and remembrances, and decorates the town with yellow haiku circles.

This year’s programming includes two Zoom events hosted by the Athenaeum: an Open Mic poetry reading on Friday, April 16, at 6pm, and a Robert Frost Remembrance on Sunday, April 25th, at 4pm. Members of the public are also encouraged to contribute haiku circles throughout the month of April for inclusion in PoemTown St. Johnsbury decorations.

The Open Mic Zoom event on Friday, April 16, invites readers of all ages to share a poem, theirs or someone else’s, or attend as a spectator. Those wishing to read a poem must register online in advance to secure a slot in the program. Readers are not required to read their own work. They may read an original poem of their own writing, or they may read a selection from a favorite poet.

Patrons do not have to read a poem to attend the Open Mic Zoom event. All are welcome to attend as spectators to enjoy an evening of poetry and support local poets and poetry fans. Spectators and readers alike must register in advance, however, at the Athenaeum’s web site in order to get the link to this online event.

The Robert Frost Remembrance event, also on Zoom, will celebrate the poetry and legacy of the famed long-time Vermont resident and poet laureate. This event is organized by the Northeast Storytellers and hosted by the Athenaeum. To participate in this event by presenting or merely attending, please register in advance at the Athenaeum web site.

Selections of poetry to be pasted on shop windows and storefronts have already been collected, but it’s not too late to contribute haikus to decorate downtown. All are welcome through the entire month of April to pick up a yellow paper circle at Cosmic Cup Café on Eastern Avenue or on Railroad Street at Boxcar & Caboose or Moose River Lake & Lodge. Write a haiku in black ink on your circle, and then drop it off anytime this month in the bin on the front steps of Catamount Arts.

After last year’s events were canceled due to the pandemic, PoemTown St. Johnsbury 2021 feels particularly poignant, notes Catamount Arts Education Director Anne Campbell. “We’re so excited to bring poetry back,” she says. Campbell encourages everyone to take a stroll through downtown St. Johnsbury this month and enjoy some poetry. With over 100 submissions and counting, maybe you’ll spot contributions from friends, neighbors, and classmates you’ve missed this past year.

For more information on PoemTown St. Johnsbury, visit www.catamountarts.org and www.stjathenaeum.org.

4/1/21 12:00am - 4/30/21 12:00am

Downtown St. Johnsbury and Online, Saint Johnsbury

Feb
15
2021
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Apr
30
2021

Vermont Jazz Center Spring Classes 2021

Vermont Jazz Center Spring Classes 2021

The Vermont Jazz Center Spring semester runs 10 weeks, February 15- April 30, 2021.

Work exchange opportunities are available. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Registration questions and work exchange information:  ginger@vtjazz.org

All Other Inquiries: eugene@vtjazz.org

Private Lessons: Send summary of your musical background to vtjazz@gmail.com and we’ll match you with a qualified instructor.

Schedule for Spring Education 2021

Mondays         
5:00 - 6:00 pm      Blue Note Ensemble (in-person, begins 2/15/21)

Tuesdays        
10:30 am - Noon  Rhythm Lab (on-line, begins 2/16/21)
3:45 - 5:00 pm      Youth Jazz Ensemble (on-line, begins 2/16/21)
5:30 - 7:00 pm      Soubrette Recording Project (on-line, begins 2/16/21)

Wednesdays  
3:00 - 4:30 pm     Ear Training Theory (on-line, begins 2/17/21)
4:00 - 5:00 pm     NEW: Electric Bass in a Jazz Context (on-line, begins 2/17/21)
4:30 - 5:30 pm     Latin Jazz Ensemble (Starting date postponed)
7:00 - 8:30 pm     NEW: Music Around the World (on-line, begins 2/17/21)

Thursdays
5:30 - 7:00 pm  Singing the Standards (on-line, begins 2/18/21)
8:00 - 9:00 pm  NEW: Jazz and Spirituality (on-line, begins 2/18/21)

Fridays
4:30 - 5:30 pm   NEW: Hard Bop Plus, History (on-line, begins 2/19/21)

Saturdays
11:00 am - 12:30 pm   NEW: 5 Goals of Jazz Guitar (on-line, begins 2/20/21)

Sundays     
7:00 - 8:30 pm    Zoom Tunes (last Sunday of each month)

Tuition:
• $200 per semester for ten 1 hour-long sessions
• $250 per semester for ten 1 ½ hour-long sessions
• Youth Jazz $100 for eight 1 ¼ hour-long sessions
• Zoom Tunes $15 per 1 ½ hour-long session

2/15/21 5:00pm - 4/30/21 5:30pm

online & the VJC, Brattleboro

Apr
2
2021
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Apr
30
2021

This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection

This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection

Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho, 2019), 117mins. Virtual Tickets are $10.
When her small village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community. One of the most esteemed African films ever to hit the international festival circuit, earning the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, before taking home Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at Africa’s Academy Awards.
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/501002476

4/2/21 5:00pm - 4/30/21 11:59pm

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Apr
9
2021
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Apr
30
2021

Maɬni — Towards The Ocean, Towards The Shore

Maɬni — Towards The Ocean, Towards The Shore

Directed by Sky Hopinka (2020).
Maɬni (pronounced moth-nee), is a lush, poetic contemplation on the cycle of afterlife, rebirth, and death based on Chinookan cosmology from the Pacific Northwest. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopkina’s new visionary film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after. Narrated in both Chinuk Wawa and English, maɬni expands the viewer’s sense of place to both language and legacy. Their stories take a departure from the Chinookan people’s circular origin-of-death myth, probing questions about humanity’s place both on earth and in other worlds.

"Rapturous. Feels like a richly woven ghost story."— Hyperallergic


“Stunning. Hopinka’s use of color in Malni is nothing short of astonishing. One of the most awe-inspiring films I saw.” -Rogerebert.com

4/9/21 12:00am - 4/30/21 11:59pm

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Feb
16
2021
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Apr
30
2021

I AM... 2021: A Virtual Spotlight Gallery Exhibit

I AM... 2021: A Virtual Spotlight Gallery Exhibit

The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery announces its new all-virtual season with an incredibly diverse group of Vermont artists. Viewable in the Council’s new online gallery from Feb. 18 through April 30, I AM… 2021 features the work and perspectives of nineteen artists from the Council’s popular I Am a Vermont Artist interview series. On the third Thursday of each month, the Council will host a Zoom gathering so that audiences can engage with the artists directly.

 

For more information about the exhibit, visit vermontartscouncil.org/iam2021.

Virtual, Statewide

Mar
16
2021
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May
1
2021

In the Place of Absence: Artworks by Gail Skudera

In the Place of Absence: Artworks by Gail Skudera

Studio Place Arts presents:

In the Second Floor Gallery: In the Place of Absence – Woven, mixed media works by Gail Skudera.

Exhibit Dates: March 16 – May 1, 2021.


Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30AM-3PM;
Private hours available starting at 3:30PM (call in advance for private appointments: 802-479-7069).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
16
2021
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May
1
2021

Up & Away

Up & Away

Studio Place Arts presents:

In the Main Floor Gallery:
Up & Away – A group exhibit about flight, involving art subjects soaring or hovering from the walls and ceilings and some flights of fancy.


Exhibit Dates: March 16 – May 1, 2021.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30AM-3PM;
Private hours available starting at 3:30PM (call in advance for private appointments: 802-479-7069)

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
16
2021
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May
1
2021

De-Functioning the Functional

De-Functioning the Functional

Studio Place Arts presents:

In the Third Floor Gallery: De-Functioning the Functional – Five artists explore waste, grief, desire, narrative, and communication. Featuring works by Karen Cygnarowicz, Chiyomi McKibbin, Hannah Morris, Angela Paladino, Laura Young.

Exhibit Dates: March 16 – May 1, 2021.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30AM-3PM;
Private hours available starting at 3:30PM (call in advance for private appointments: 802-479-7069).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
6
2021
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May
2
2021

Pet Project: Brandon Artists Guild All-Member, All-Media Exhibit

Pet Project: Brandon Artists Guild All-Member, All-Media Exhibit

The Brandon Artists Guild (BAG) announces its “Pet Project” – an animal-themed exhibit that celebrates all creatures great and small. The exhibit runs from March 5 through May 2. There will be a free closing reception on Friday April 23 from 5PM to 7PM.

The all-media, all-member show includes works in paint, fiber, glass, ceramics, collage, wood and more.

“We’re calling it ‘Pet Project’ because it’s truly a topic that’s near and dear to our hearts,” says dog lover and illustrator Ashley Wolff. “Plus, it’s about pets, of course. With so many people stuck at home these days, we’re spending more time with our animal companions and getting to know them better. Pets help keep us calm in these strange times.”

Because of COVID concerns, the BAG will be holding a closing reception in late April, rather than an opening reception in March.
The BAG, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM, Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Information: 802 247-4956.

3/6/21 10:00am - 5/2/21 5:00pm

Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon

Apr
14
2021
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May
2
2021

Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger

Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger

This spring, Northern Stage will present Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger, a witty new adaptation of the classic mystery, created for Zoom and performed live each night. Closing out Northern Stage’s 2020-21 season, Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger will be performed live on Zoom starting April 14 through May 2, 2021.

A lodger arrives at a ramshackle London boarding house as news of a murderer sweeps through town. He fits the description– but is he guilty? And can we trust our instincts? Grab your friends and join Ronnie, an obsessive mystery fan and your host, as Ronnie leads you on a journey through this tantalizing tale and your own expectations. The Lodger, adapted by Brenda Withers (Jordan), uses suspenseful storytelling to engage the audience in a live, interactive, communal experience guaranteed to entertain and provoke.

Northern Stage, White River Junction

Apr
14
2021
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May
21
2021

ART FORMS: an exploration

ART FORMS: an exploration

ART FORMS: an exploration
The various media available to artists have evolved slowly over the years; however, how artists use these forms to express their artistry is as varied as the personalities of the artists themselves. ART FORMS: an exploration highlights the multiple approaches artists have adopted to convey their ideas, bringing together both fine arts and quality crafts. Paintings in oil, pastel, and watercolor complement works in glass and ceramics; metal sculpture plays nicely against the warm tones of pyrography. Each artist brings a unique approach to the medium of their choice in this eclectic show. Opening Reception is Sunday April 11 from 5pm to 6pm.

4/14/21 1:00pm - 5/21/21 5:00pm

Festival Gallery 5031 Main Street #2 Village Square, Waitsfield

Mar
7
2021
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May
28
2021

StJ Art on the Streets: Evoking Spring

StJ Art on the Streets: Evoking Spring

Catamount Arts is pleased to announce a new StJ Art on the Street exhibition, “Evoking Spring,” which will run from March 7 through May 28. The spring exhibit will showcase the work of Northeast Kingdom artists and is available for free viewing in downtown storefronts and windows on Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. Seasonal StJ Art on the Street shows promote community celebration of art in an accessible, safe, socially distanced manner, turning downtown St. Johnsbury into a free, walkable art gallery, where patrons can enjoy several blocks of fine art while strolling among shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Artists featured in the “Evoking Spring” show include Bob Manning, Curran Broderick, Frederick and Frances Alger, Arista Alanis, Nanine Beard, Keith and Florence Chamberlin, Craig Harrison, Crystal Matthew, and Carolyn Hawkes, as well as Naomi Bossom, Cynthia Steil, and Carol Lebarron in a special group show. Information about the artists and their work, including purchase details, is available via easily accessed QR codes in the window displays.

3/7/21 12:00am - 5/28/21 12:00am

Downtown St. Johnsbury, Saint Johnsbury

Mar
7
2021
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May
28
2021

StJ Art on the Streets: Evoking Spring

StJ Art on the Streets: Evoking Spring

Catamount Arts is pleased to announce a new StJ Art on the Street exhibition, “Evoking Spring,” which will run from March 7 through May 28. The spring exhibit will showcase the work of Northeast Kingdom artists and is available for free viewing in downtown storefronts and windows on Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. Seasonal StJ Art on the Street shows promote community celebration of art in an accessible, safe, socially distanced manner.

Artists featured in the “Evoking Spring” show include Bob Manning, Curran Broderick, Frederick and Frances Alger, Arista Alanis, Nanine Beard, Keith and Florence Chamberlin, Craig Harrison, Crystal Matthew, and Carolyn Hawkes, as well as Naomi Bossom, Cynthia Steil, and Carol Lebarron in a special group show. Information about the artists and their work, including purchase details, is available via easily accessed QR codes in the window displays.

StJ Art on the Street is a public art collaboration among the Window Warriors volunteers of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce; Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild; Catamount Arts; Caplan’s; the Town of St. Johnsbury; 142 Eastern; Garrett Property Management; Aine Baker; Rural Edge; and Northern Express Care. STJ Art on the Street is brought to you by a Vermont Community Foundation Spark Grant and support from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Curators Group, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont.

3/7/21 12:00am - 5/28/21 12:00am

Downtown St. Johnsbury, Saint Johnsbury

Apr
2
2021
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May
31
2021

Group Show 42

Group Show 42

The Front presents our Group Show 42 during April and May, featuring artwork by gallery members Sam Thurston, Alice Dodge, Hasso Ewing, James Secor, Autumn Tomlinson, Daryl Burtnett, Cheryl Betz, Glen Coburn Hutcheson, Michelle Lesnak, Ned Richardson, and PJ Desrochers.

The Front is open first Fridays 4-7 PM; every Saturday and Sunday 11-2 PM; and by appointment. (802) 552-0877 info@thefrontvt.com

4/2/21 4:00pm - 5/31/21 2:00pm

The Front, Montpelier

Apr
1
2021
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May
31
2021

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

We are offering a wonderful array of in studio and online classes this Spring! Our offerings include printmaking without a press, watercolor painting, adult and child studio classes, meditation and art, basic drawing, 1:1 art mentoring...Come join us in our studios or from your own home!

River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro

Apr
16
2021
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May
31
2021

Barely Touching

Barely Touching

Barely Touching
A collaborative exhibition by Susan Calza and Kelly Holt
On view by appointment through May 31, 2021

The Susan Calza Gallery
138 Main Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602




Barely Touching was conceived with basic premise, that this work would reflect the Artists’ personal reactions to the societal challenges erupting during the year 2020. The video installation is the main component. Both Artists’ videos counterbalance each other. They address a deep sense of longing and the tension between connection and disconnection in relationship, ie. human, environmental and societal. The work explores the theme of connection, as well the racial, social and political landscape in the United States in the past year,...the murder of George Floyd, immigration crises and personal reflections. Already, since the exhibition’s beginnings at Axel’s Gallery in Waterbury, Vermont in February and March 2021 the work has evolved in unexpected ways.

Of her sculptures included in the exhibition, Calza explains “My sculptures are multilayered and specifically address issues of race.I was born during the Baby Boomer era as are many of our elected officials in DC. I’m investigating my relationship to race through the lens of my upbringing in the U.S.,specifically using toys, in this case dolls produced during that time period.”

Holt’s mixed media photographic work depicts figures passing, empty chairs still holding the energies of those that came before. The mood is both mysterious and hopeful.

Barely Touching will continue as an ongoing collaborative community project. Calza and Holt will invite people to the Gallery, record their stories and weave something together that tells a collective experience. The work will result in a new video installation continuing the non-linear conversation of our global community.

This exhibition is in collaboration with the statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group 2020 Vision - Reflecting on a World-Changing Year.

The Susan Calza Gallery is open by appointment by emailing SusanCalza@gmail.com. The Gallery is in full compliance with Vermont’s Covid-19 guidelines. Social distancing and facial coverings are required.

The Susan Calza Gallery, Montpelier

Nov
11
2020
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Jun
18
2021

Virtual Design Field Trip with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Virtual Design Field Trip with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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

Apr
2
2021
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Sep
11
2021

Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective

Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective

This exhibit can be viewed on the Sheldon Museum's website, https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/faces-of-addison-county
It will be available for in-person viewing at the Sheldon Museum starting the week of July 13 through September 11, 2021

The Sheldon Museum is pleased to honor Trent Campbell in this retrospective exhibit. Campbell, a longtime resident of Middlebury, learned photography at his grandfather’s knee in his home state of Minnesota. He became the Addison County Independent photographer in 1998 where he took award-winning photos around the county for more than 20 years. Campbell spent many hours on assignment and even more wandering the back roads of the county, meeting and getting to know countless residents. He became a fixture at events and was an expected sight with his trademark camera and warm smile. Campbell’s career was interrupted in 2018 when he survived the first of two strokes. He continues his recovery but still has his unique eye. He may be shooting less but still loves the county and the people in it.

Campbell said, “I feel so embraced and supported by the people of Addison County after serving them through my work that I want to give back to them and celebrate them with this collection of photographs.” Read more about Campbell in an article that appeared in the Addison County Independent on April 1, 2021.

When Campbell started at the paper he shot on Tri-X film using Nikon 35 mm SLRs. He loaded and developed his own film and then scanned the negatives to make prints for the paper. Campbell switched to digital cameras in 2001, and all the prints on exhibit here are from images captured with either a Nikon D1H or a Nikon D300.

4/2/21 12:00am - 9/11/21 5:00pm

Virtual, Middlebury

Mar
5
2021
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Dec
19
2021

Legacy Collection 2021

Legacy Collection 2021

Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to announce the opening of its 2021 season on Friday, March, 5. The season kicks off with the “Legacy Collection” exhibit, featuring the works of 17 distinguished New England landscape artists plus a selection of works by Alden Bryan and Mary Bryan.

The show will be hung in the Main Gallery and Middle Room Gallery from March 5 - May 2, 2021. After which the show will be moved to the East Gallery and shown until Dec. 19, 2021.

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

The gallery spring hours are Friday – Sunday 11am to 4pm.

3/5/21 11:00am - 12/19/21 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville