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Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Jun
12
2021

TRACES 2021 White River Junction

TRACES 2021 White River Junction

Traces, a day of outdoor dance happenings, will celebrate the change into summer, dancing in public spaces, and connection of community. We will begin with a movement and lecture workshop about the importance of soil microbiology in simultaneously preventing both flood and drought. After the talk, the participants will have the opportunity to explore through movement how one can connect more deeply to the land and water around us. Then stay to enjoy a display of water-themed dances at the rivers edge! We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

10-11am Workshop Slow, Spread, Sink: A Water Conservation Lecture and Movement Exploration with Cat Buxton and Nicole Conte

11:30am performance featuring: Cyndal Ellis, Neva Cockrel, Kate Gamble, Bronwyn Sims & Toni Nagy

TRACES 2021 White River Junction will be held at Lyman Park. Lyman park sits along the banks of the White River. It is a two level park with a varied landscape. The upper level will be where the workshop takes place. There is a large flat grassy space next to the parking area, facing a small amphitheater. The lower level will be where the performance takes place. There will be some walking between dances. There is a smaller grassy area. There is also an open area that has about 12 trees sited within the grassy area. This area would allow for interaction with the trees. The river can be seen from this lower level.The terrain is flat enough for most people to walk on, wheelchairs could be pushed but it would not be easy. There is a parking lot near both the lower and upper level that could be a viewing place for folks in wheelchairs if need be.

6/12/21 10:00am - 12:00pm

167 Maple St White River Junction, VT 05001 United States, White River Junction

Jun
12
2021

TRACES 2021

TRACES 2021

Vermont Dance Alliance (VDA) will present TRACES 2021 in three locations simultaneously: Montpelier, White River Junction & Burlington. Traces, a day of outdoor dance happenings, will celebrate the change into summer, dancing in public spaces, and connection of community. Traces began in 2016 as a day-long festival of outdoor dance happenings throughout downtown Burlington VT. As we move into our fifth annual Traces event, VDA has chosen the theme of water conservation. We believe that together we can make a difference in protecting the water in our communities. Traces is scheduled for Saturday June 12th, and each town’s event will feature an in-person workshop that merges dance and education with themes of water conservation, plus a display of water-themed dances at each location. The workshop will be free and accessible to the public, from 10-11am, and the tour of dances will begin at 11:30am.

Because of the nature of these offerings, we ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

Burlington:
Leddy Park, 216 Leddy Park Rd, Burlington, VT 05408
10-11am Workshop: Reflections on Water with Emily Mott and Jess Rubin
11:30-12:30 Performance Featuring Choreographers: Denise Townsend, Emily A Mott, Alexis Kamistes, Sarah Lapinsky, Nikaio Bulan Sahar Thomashow

White River Junction:
Lyman Park, 167 Maple St, White River Junction VT 05001
10-11am Workshop: Slow, Spread, Sink with Cat Buxton and Nicole Conte
11:30-12:30 Performance Featuring Choreographers: Cyndal Ellis, Neva Cockrell, Kate Gamble, Bronwyn Sims & Toni Nagy

Montpelier:
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602
10-11am Workshop: The Moving Landscape with Michele Braun and Mary Chris DeBelina
11:30-12:30 Performance Featuring Choreographers: Isadora Snapp, MC DeBelina, Avi Waring, Katalina Corp, Nicole Ullman/Denise Cupoli/Zoe Marr Hilliard/Kristen Whitman, and Melaney Pettini/Sarah Vogelsang-Card



Questions? info@vermontdance.org

Free, donations greatly appreciated on-site or at vermontdance.org/donate

6/12/21 10:00am - 12:00pm

Multiple Locations - see description, Statewide

Jun
12
2021

Moving Landscape

Moving Landscape

Story based movement workshop focused on changes in the landscape that affect the health of the river.

This workshop is open to all ages and all abilities, families welcome! The story of the river will be used to create a dance response of our own. We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

Instructor bios:
Michele Braun - Executive Director of The Friends of the Winooski River
Michele Braun was delighted to take the helm in 2018 of the watershed organization for which she was the founding president twenty years earlier. In her prior role as the planner for the Town of Northfield, Michele was responsible for the acquisition and demolition of 18 homes damaged in Tropical Storm Irene. Following that buyout, she coordinated a multidisciplinary project team focused on restoring the floodplain to reduce flood risk and enhance downtown recreation opportunities. Previously, she worked as an environmental policy analyst, responsible for managing projects, designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder meetings and workshops for city and state governments, US EPA, watershed organizations, environmental health associations, and multi-partner collaborative environmental planning projects. Michele has a Master of Science in Natural Resources Planning from the University of Vermont, and she earned her bachelor of arts degree in Government & Legal Studies and Romance Languages from Bowdoin College. She served on the Board of the Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools for seven years, and looks forward to more opportunities to serve her Montpelier community as her children leave the nest.

Mary Chris DeBelina - Dance Artist and Educator
Mary Chris DeBelina, born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, discovered her love of dance as a toddler but it wasn’t until she attended Dartmouth College that she started to imagine it as a career. MC graduated from Dartmouth with a BA in biology and went on to Sarah Lawrence College and earned her MFA in dance. At Sarah Lawrence MC began to weave together her interest in science and dance. In 2005, MC founded the Children’s Creative Dance program at Dartmouth. Shortly after getting her MFA, MC got married and moved around with her husband while he attended medical school and residency. Although MC’s focus during those years was her family, she continued to teach creative dance and began to teach Dance for Parkinsons. MC lives with her husband, four kids, and dog in Montpelier, Vermont. She teaches at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio and is a regular guest choreographer for the Juventas New Music Ensemble based in Boston. In addition to creating her own work, MC dances with Willow Wonder and Hannah Dennison and is a member of the Vermont Dance Alliance. When she is not dancing, MC can be found hiking up or skiing down mountains or folding mountains of laundry.

Traces at Montpelier will take place at North Branch Nature Center. The Nature Center is a 28 acres forest and field preserve with the main buildings along the Winooski River. North Branch Nature Center is not currently wheelchair accessible. The workshop and 2 of the performance spaces will be accessible to those with limited mobility. In order to access the workshop space and facilities, audience members must either be able to walk up a short flight of stairs or navigate a grass pathway. It is possible to drive to close to 1 of the other performance spaces but it does include a short walk on a grass pathway. Each performance area will have a few chairs and/or a bench available.

6/12/21 10:00am - 11:00am

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT 05602 United States, Montpelier

Jun
12
2021

TRACES 2021 Burlington

TRACES 2021 Burlington

Traces, a day of outdoor dance happenings, will celebrate the change into summer, dancing in public spaces, and connection of community. We will begin with a meditative movement class interacting with the land and inviting deep embodiment of the qualities and cycles of water on earth. Then stay to enjoy a display of water-themed dances at the waterfront! We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

10-11am Workshop Reflections on Water with Emily Mott and Jess Rubin

11:30am performance featuring Denise Townsend, Emily A Mott, Alexis Kamistes, Sarah Lapinsky, and Nikaio Bulan Sahar Thomashow

TRACES 2021 Burlington will be held at Leddy Park, a regional park which houses several athletic fields and a vast expanse of natural land. The class will be held on the Leddy Park grove above the beach: follow the path which goes directly off to the left (south) from the skating rink building if you are facing the lake. The grove is on the hill above the beach, at parking lot level. The Traces Performance will be on the waterfront area, at the beach! In order to access this location, options are to enter from behind the skating rink to go down a set of stairs, or on each side of the building for a path. For the more accessible route, if your back is to the building and you are facing the water, please use the path to the right. It is paved until it meets the sand, and then there is a two inch drop. Once at water level, there is a couple hundred feet of sandy area before the lake begins. Audience will be stationed here on the sand.
Handicap parking and bathrooms are available on site. We will have a few chairs for those in need, but feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs or cushions for maximum comfort.

Free, but donations are greatly appreciated on site or on vermontdance.org/donate

6/12/21 10:00am - 12:30pm

Leddy Park, 216 Leddy Park Rd, Burlington, VT 05408, Burlington

Jun
12
2021

Slow, Spread, Sink

Slow, Spread, Sink

Slow, Spread, Sink: A Water Conservation Lecture and Movement Exploration

We will gather to hear a talk from Cat Buxton, Founder of Grow More, Waste Less and Co-Founder and Board Member of the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, about the importance of soil microbiology in simultaneously preventing both flood and drought. After the talk, the participants will have the opportunity to explore through movement how one can connect more deeply to the land and water around us. The workshop will be facilitated by movement educator, Nicole Conte. The lecture and workshop is open to everyone. No movement experience is necessary. We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

Facilitator Bios:

Cat Buxton is a busy cross-pollinator and change facilitator from the White River watershed in Vermont. She is an effective and enthusiastic educator, community organizer, and advocate for food system change. She works with individuals, schools, community groups, and statewide and national organizations to make a difference one meal, one compost pile, and one landscape at a time. From behavior change to climate change, local food to global food, grassroots organizing to legislative policy making, Cat is all about empowering people to affect the necessary changes to restore health to people and the planet. Cat works on topics such as soil and ecosystem health, community resilience, composting, water catchment, landscape planning, monitoring landscape function, and increasing biodiversity. Cat is a musician, artist, and self-described microbe geek. Learn more about Cat's work at Grow More, Waste Less.

Nicole Conte dances and performs with Moving Spirit Dancers, the Raqs Salaam Dance Theater, through Open Door Wellness Center, and previously with Flock Dance Troupe and the Eleonora Stein Academy. Nicole is also an educator with a focus on interdisciplinary place-based education. She has taught at arts and science centers, schools, nature camps, conferences and resorts, and has led many programs for children, including creative arts & science, creative dance & drama and family movement. She volunteers as a board member of the Vermont Education and Environment Network.

Lyman park sits along the banks of the White River. It is a two level park with a varied landscape.The upper level will be where the workshop takes place. There is a large flat grassy space next to the parking area, facing a small amphitheater.

6/12/21 10:00am - 11:00am

78 Lyman Park Rd White River Junction, VT 05001 United States, White River Junction

Jun
12
2021

Reflections on Water

Reflections on Water

Photo courtesy of Emily Mott

Reflections on Water: Connecting to our lake and watershed through somatic movement, dance, imagery, memory, and action with Jess Rubin and Emily Mott

We will begin with a meditative movement class interacting with the land and inviting deep embodiment of the qualities and cycles of water on earth. You will be guided through sensory stories of encounters with local water bodies, and opportunities to help protect water health. There will be prompts for personal observations of waterways near our homes, expanding awareness of our somatic/emotional response to the health of our watershed. Participants will be invited to share danced responses to the material presented. We will conclude with collective intention and action towards healing our waterways: learning a simple group chant/dance and planting a tree on the bank of the lake, a step towards protecting shores, reducing pollutants, and nurturing ecosystem resilience. Accessible to all bodies; no dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

Facilitator Bios:

Jess Rubin listens to and reads surrounding landscapes. While gardening and wilderness guiding, Jess earned herbalism, nature awareness, outdoor education, & permaculture certificates, a BA from Cornell University in Ecological Literature with Native American Studies minor, & an MS in Environmental Studies with VT middle & high school science teaching licenses from Antioch NE. She has served as a nature mentor, outdoor educator, conservation crew leader, corridor monitor, public school science teacher, environmental studies college adjunct, and university guest lecturer. She facilitates local business, MycoEvolve, which through earthworks, education and research offers ecological resilience services. While she attempts to revitalize degraded and recovering ecosystems, she serves as a researcher in UVM's Plant Soil Science Department aiming for a Masters degree in Ecological Landscape Design. As a Kohenet and lifelong dancer, she is grateful to participate in this event that focuses on watershed health, a cause dear to her heart.

Emily Arwen Mott’s goal for herself and others is to connect to joyful experience and authentic expression. She believes that deep listening— when we are dancing, making music, communicating with animals, or contacting another body—opens the wellspring. Emily has a long-time studio of piano students, a massage practice, an active schedule of movement classes and an ongoing involvement in equine therapy. She comes from a loving family of musicians and is a fourth-generation Noyes Rhythm (nature-based somatic dance) teacher.


This event will be held at Leddy Park, a regional park which houses several athletic fields and a vast expanse of natural land. This class will be held on the Leddy Park grove above the beach: follow the path which goes directly off to the left (south) from the skating rink building if you are facing the lake. Handicap parking and bathrooms are available on site. We will have a few chairs for those in need, but feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs or cushions for maximum comfort.

6/12/21 10:00am - 11:00am

Leddy Park, 216 Leddy Park Rd, Burlington, VT 05408, Burlington

Jun
12
2021

TRACES 2021 Montpelier

TRACES 2021 Montpelier

Traces, a day of outdoor dance happenings, will celebrate the change into summer, dancing in public spaces, and connection of community. We will begin with a story based movement workshop focused on changes in the landscape that affect the health of the river. Then stay to enjoy a tour of water-themed dances at the rivers edge! We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

10-11am The Moving Landscape with Michele Braun and Mary Chris DeBelina

11:30 am performances featuring Isadora Snapp, MC DeBelina, Avi Waring, Katalina Corp, Nicole Ullman, Denise Cupoli, Zoe Marr Hilliard, Kristen Whitman, Melaney Pettini, and Sarah Vogelsang-Card


Traces at Montpelier will take place at North Branch Nature Center. The Nature Center is a 28 acres forest and field preserve with the main buildings situated along the Winooski River. The workshop and 2 of the performance spaces will be accessible to those with limited mobility. When using the main parking lot, audience members must either be able to walk up a short flight of stairs or navigate a grass pathway in order to access the workshop space and facilities. For those who require more direct access, there is an entrance that can be used as a dropoff point. It is also possible to drive close to 1 of the other performance spaces but it does include a short walk on a grass pathway. Each performance area will have a few chairs and/or a bench available. https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/

6/12/21 10:00am - 12:30pm

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602 Montpelier, VT 05602 United States, Montpelier

Jun
12
2021

Bundle’s ‘Big Wind Up’

Bundle’s ‘Big Wind Up’

Bundle’s Big Wind Up brings together local Artists selling their unique handmade items, community arts organizations inviting the public to create art and Middlebury Community Music Center musicians performing an afternoon of Jazz. Free & everyone welcome!

6/12/21 11:00am - 3:00pm

Riverfront Park, Marble Works, Middlebury

Jun
12
2021

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: James Harvey

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: James Harvey

James Harvey grew up on a Vermont dairy farm. He has worked across the US and Europe with musicians like Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Professor Longhair, and DJ Logic. Harvey returned to Vermont twenty-five years ago, spent a number of years studying and meditating in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and has remained here, working with the next generation of Vermont musicians like Jennifer Hartswick, Nick Cassarino, and the late Paul Brana. He lives in Burlington.

James is honored to welcome special guest saxophonist Stacy Dillard, a rising star of the NYC jazz scene, for this show.

  • Jake Whitesel - saxes
  • Geoffrey Yoo-nil Kim - guitar
  • Jeremy Hill - bass
  • Dan Ryan - drums
  • Stacy Dillard - soprano and tenor saxophones

6/12/21 12:00pm

Church Street in front of City Hall, Burlington

Jun
12
2021

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: The Paul Asbell Quartet

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: The Paul Asbell Quartet

From his early years, playing blues on Chicago’s South Side, to his present multi-faceted career based out of northern Vermont, Paul has earned an underground reputation as a true musician’s musician. He has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Lightnin’ Slim, Paul Butterfield, Sam Lay, Pops Staples, Donny Hathaway, and numerous others while in his hometown of Chicago.

Paul moved to Vermont in the heady days of 1971. He soon started playing and recording with a head-spinningly diverse array of artists, including Big Mama Thornton, singer-songwriters Paul Siebel, Jim Ringer, Mary McCaslin, and Rosalie Sorrells, jazz greats Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Sonny Stitt, and Nick Brignola, and many others.

In 1978, seeking an outlet for more personal musical visions, he formed Kilimanjaro, and recorded two award-winning albums.

Paul has remained an in-demand musician and teacher, picking up accolades locally and nationally. Most recently, in 2019, Paul released Burmese Panther, an album of original jazz compositions performed by a quintet of world-class players, augmented by a horn section on several pieces.

6/12/21 1:45pm

Church Street in front of City Hall, Burlington

Jun
12
2021

Bees and Friends Festival by Ballet Vermont

Bees and Friends Festival by Ballet Vermont

Ballet Vermont’s Bees and Friends is a vivid, delightful ballet depicting bees, bugs and birds iconic to their seasons. Set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Bees & Friends brings focus to the small, nestled creatures crucial to a healthy Vermont. The ballet explores topics of pollination, metamorphoses, integrated pest management and bio-luminescence.

Enjoy locally produced food, learn more about the food system, and try fun activities with a variety of pollinator advocates in a festival atmosphere. Two shows: one at 2 and one at 5.

6/12/21 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jun
12
2021

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet / Barika

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet / Barika

The festival takes over the City Hall Park block of Downtown Burlington—shutting down Main Street, setting up a stage under the iconic Flynn marquee, and opening up a beer garden in the park (note: the beer garden is credit/debit card only)—to present a one-of-a-kind big band experience: local jazz icon Ray Vega and his Latin Jazz Sextet in collaboration with dubbed-out, psychedelic six-piece Barika.

 

A native of the South Bronx, Ray Vega is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Mario Bauza, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Hector LaVoe, Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, and Louie Ramirez, to name a few.

Ray has now established himself as one of the innovators of the international Jazz and Latin music scenes. A multi-talented trumpeter, percussionist, composer, and arranger, he presents Jazz from a refreshingly original and contemporary perspective. Vega grew up immersed in the heart of two vibrant New York City music scenes: Jazz and Salsa. He learned about these two musical styles, as well as jazz harmony and improvisation, with some of the great legends of modern jazz. In addition to his own celebrated work as an artist and bandleader, he has performed and recorded with a dizzying array of iconic jazz artists, including work on Grammy-winning albums.

The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet presents fiery Latin Jazz from a Nuyorican perspective and presents original compositions by Vega which combine elements of Jazz, Latin and Funk elements.

Barika is a six-piece funky, dubbed-out, psychedelic West African-flavored band from Burlington, Vermont. The group is led by Craig Myers who, in addition to leading Barika on the N'Goni, is also a current member of the Mike Gordon’s band, and was one of the original founding members of Rubblebucket. He has performed alongside many notable artists and bands, including Trey Anastasio, Midnight, Toubab Krewe, Djeneba Seck, and John Brown's Body.

6/12/21 4:00pm

Main Street Block Party, Burlington

Jun
12
2021

Jenni & the Junketeers: Divas of Jazz & Blues

Jenni & the Junketeers: Divas of Jazz & Blues

Jenni & the Junketeers: Divas of Jazz & Blues
Outdoor Concert on Saturday, June 12th at 5:30pm
Join us for an outdoor concert with Jenni & the Junketeers in a special performance celebrating some of the most beloved divas of jazz and blues!

Jenni & the Junketeers celebrate the DIVAS OF JAZZ & BLUES!

Performance includes tunes by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Norah Jones, and others! Pack a picnic and BYOB. Find a spot on our Hillside and join us as we kick-off our outdoor summer music concerts at our new hillside music pavilion!

$20 advance ticket purchase | $25 at-the-gate

General Admission | Seating starts at 5:00pm | Show starts at 5:30pm

Rain date: June 13th | 5:30PM

6/12/21 5:30pm

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Jun
12
2021
– THRU –
Jun
13
2021

Outdoors at Sandglass: Gallery

Outdoors at Sandglass: Gallery

Suspended Disbelief
An exhibition of new paintings by Jana Zeller
Saturday, June 12th and Sunday June 13th 10 AM – 4 PM

Suspended Disbelief is a body of new work created throughout the past year that reflects on a moment when life as we knew it stopped from one day to the next and we were held still in time as though suspended in mid-air in a world turned upside down. In March 2020, live theater stopped abruptly. Theater artists across the country and the world lost all engagements as venues shuttered and people were restricted from gathering as a group. This was a shock. Jana grew up in the theater and has worked as a puppeteer for twenty years. Since the lock down she has mourned the loss of coming together for a live performance. Fortunately, Jana is also blessed with a passion for painting. Once the initial shock wore off, she opened her imagination to capture theatrical situations with brush and paint on canvas. The outcome is a collection of intricate and humorous paintings, inspired by the European surrealists of the 1940's, that honors theatrical spaces and characters that have been on hold since the pandemic started.

Jana has been drawing and painting since she was a child. She trained for many years as an oil painter and portrait painter, worked as a set painter for the theater, the TV and movie industry, and the opera. As one of the daughters of Sandglass Theater, she began painting puppets, sets and props early on, and later became a working puppeteer creating original shows that have been presented in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and India. She performs and teaches puppetry across New England, and art classes for children in her studio in Brattleboro, Vermont.

In order to care for all members of our community, masks and social distancing will be required.

6/12/21 10:00am - 6/13/21 4:00pm

Sandglass Theater, Putney

Jun
4
2021
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Jun
13
2021

2021 Art Walk Keene

2021 Art Walk Keene

ArtWalk Keene is a week-long annual celebration of local artists. Each year, Main Street in downtown Keene, New Hampshire comes alive with art in a wide range of mediums. Residents and visitors take a self-guided tour through charming downtown Keene and view the personal art galleries each artist displays in local shops and storefronts.

6/4/21 4:00pm - 6/13/21 8:00pm

Downtown Keene, Main St. Keene, NH 03431, Outside Vermont

May
24
2021
– THRU –
Jun
18
2021

There Is No Evil: Virtual Screening

There Is No Evil: Virtual Screening

THERE IS NO EVIL (2020). Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.
Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice – to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything.

Tickets are $12. for 5 days of viewing.
WATCH: https://kinomarquee.com/film/there-is-no-evil/60232056a83d6f000188da71/epsilon-spires

“CRITIC'S PICK! One of the most kinetic films ever made in secret. Courageous and artistically potent.”

– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"When Rasoulof returned from Cannes in 2017, following the premiere of his film “A Man of Integrity,” he was banned from filmmaking for life and sentenced to a year in prison. But as a man of integrity himself, the director could not stop. His latest film, There is No Evil premiered and won best film in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, where instead of being silenced, Rasoulof launches his most openly critical statement yet, a series of Kafkaesque moral parables about Iran’s death penalty and its perpetrators, made in open defiance of the restrictions the government put on him."

- Variety

5/24/21 12:00pm - 6/18/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide

May
6
2021
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Jun
20
2021

"Main Street" and "Interiors - Walls Within"

"Main Street" and "Interiors - Walls Within"

Bryan Memorial Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its two new shows, “Main Street” and “Interiors – Walls Within” on Thursday May 6. Over 50 artists are represented by over 100 works, this collection brings together two distinct shows alongside one another. “Interiors – Walls Within” lets our member artists share some of their Covid-induced interior paintings, while “Main Street” speaks to the long-awaited opportunity to get outdoors and re-engage with community life in the North East.

Due to COVID there will not be an artist roundtable or a reception this year.
To ensure a safe environment for everyone, please remember to follow Vermont’s Covid guidelines for social distancing and mask compliance while visiting the gallery.

The gallery hours beginning May 6 are Thursday – Sunday 11am to 4pm.

5/6/21 11:00am - 6/20/21 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

May
4
2021
– THRU –
Jun
26
2021

Primary Focus

Primary Focus

Grounded in modernist/postminimalist aesthetics and functional design, visual artist, Pamela Wilson, utilizes labor-intensive materials and making methods that include the local growing, spinning and dying of fiber and colorants, mixing custom slips and dyes, kiln-building, large-scale communal wood firing and experimental atmospheric high and low-fire surface design.

Pamela learned to make pots as a child and has maintained a studio practice that includes making, teaching, assisting elder artists, and developing community arts projects for over 20years.

5/4/21 10:00am - 6/26/21 4:00pm

minėmå gallery, Johnson

May
26
2021
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Jun
26
2021

Pixelation

Pixelation

Pixelation by Vermont artist Meri Stiles features small hand drawings and art brooches (wearable art and for display). It is on view in the Quick Change Gallery, a mini art venue created from an up-cycled phone booth located on the second floor of Studio Place Arts. It's the smallest white box gallery in the state!

5/26/21 11:30am - 6/26/21 4:00pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

May
11
2021
– THRU –
Jun
26
2021

Digital Natives: Art of Central Vermont's Next Generation

Digital Natives: Art of Central Vermont's Next Generation

Digital Natives: Art of Central Vermont's Next Generation showcases visual and experiential artwork by students of the Digital Media Arts program at the Central Vermont Career Center.

5/11/21 11:00am - 6/26/21 4:00pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

May
11
2021
– THRU –
Jun
26
2021

Cranbrook Connections

Cranbrook Connections

The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan is known as one of the preeminent centers of education in fine art, crafts, design, and architecture. SPA is honoring the late Marc Awodey, local artist, art critic, and friend, who attended Cranbrook, with an exhibit of work by artists in the greater Vermont area who also attended Cranbrook.

5/11/21 11:30am - 6/26/21 4:00pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
4
2021
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Jun
27
2021

The Front: Group Show 43

The Front: Group Show 43

Join members of The Front for Group Show 43 at the cooperative gallery at 6 Barre Street in Montpelier. The Front is pleased to introduce ten new artist-members: Monica DiGiovanni, Chris Jeffrey, J. Carrier, Richard Moore, Kathy Stark, Liz Nelson, Melora Kennedy, Karen Cygnarowicz, Marjorie Kramer, and Danny Sagan.


Show 43 opens on June 4th at 4 PM for Montpelier Art Walk, and will be up through June 27th. The Front’s open hours are Friday 4-7, Sat-Sun 11-5, and by appointment.

6/4/21 4:00pm - 6/27/21 5:00pm

The Front, 6 Barre St, Montpelier

May
8
2021
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Jun
27
2021

"Force"

"Force"

SVAC is delighted to partner with Salem Art Works (SAW) to bring Force, an exhibition that brings some of the most progressive contemporary artists working today, to our galleries and outdoor spaces.

For the indoor gallery exhibition, curator and SAW Director of Administration Pearl Cafritz is selecting "art depicting and interpreting forces both seen and unseen at play in contemporary life." SAW Executive Director Anthony Cafritz, curator for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, says the pieces “encompass a wide range of forays and investigations into artistic expression and how physical objects exist in the landscape. The exhibition represents a collection of contemporary expressions of what is possible.”

Artist:
Zack Lobdell, "Relic," 2021
Acrylic, Spray paint, enamels on canvas

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

Jun
1
2021
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Jun
30
2021

Emily @ The Edge of Chaos

Emily @ The Edge of Chaos

Emily @ the Edge of Chaos interweaves Emily Levine’s live performance with animation, appearances by scientists, and animated characters (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Leonard Nimoy as Sigmund Freud, Richard Lewis as Aristotle, Matt Groening as Aldo Leopold). The film uses physics, which explains how the universe works, to explain our metaphysics – the story of our values, our institutions, our interactions. Using her own experience and a custom blend of insight and humor, provocation and inspiration, personal story and social commentary, Emily takes her audience through its own paradigm shift: from the Fear of Change to the Edge of Chaos.

VTIFF's Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Jun
1
2021
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Jun
30
2021

Los Hermanos / The Brothers

Los Hermanos / The Brothers

Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians – Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán – live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. But although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection. Following their parallel lives in New York and Havana, Los Hermanos / The Brothers offers an amazingly heartfelt – though often startling – view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their momentous reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics. Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Aldo and performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet. Closed Captions available for this film.

6/1/21 12:00am - 6/30/21 11:59pm

VTIFF's Virtual Cinema, Statewide

May
29
2021
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Jul
4
2021

Jackie Abrams: 45 Years of Making

Jackie Abrams: 45 Years of Making

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents Jackie Abrams: 45 Years of Making, Saturday, May 29, 12:00 - 7:00 pm. An Artist Reception is scheduled from 5:00 - 7:00, and the show continues through July 4, 2021. This final, inclusive retrospective allows Abrams to share her baskets and non-functional vessels created during a 45 year career. The entire exhibit is also available online.

For years Abrams fashioned functional baskets using natural materials and eventually began to examine other techniques, other materials, and the possibilities of contemporary, non-functional vessels. Her exploration of plaiting techniques and use of heavy cotton paper as a creative structural material has enhanced the world of contemporary basketry.
Her work is exhibited at fine art and craft shows, galleries, and museums, and is represented in many collections, notably the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Scotland. Abrams has taken and presented workshops worldwide and worked with indigenous women in both Africa and Central America. Each new series of vessels provides an opportunity to explore the deep connection between art and social justice.

Mitchell-Giddings is proud to offer this look into the life’s work of such an extraordinary artist whose curiosity has led her to fashion traditional and non-traditional materials into unique forms, sculptural vessels to hold our wishes and memories.

5/29/21 12:00pm - 7/4/21 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Jun
9
2021
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Jul
4
2021

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

37 Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes… outdoors! Three madcap actors in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. Once London’s longest running comedy, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), directed by Carol Dunne and staring Eric Love, will invite Northern Stage audiences outside to our brand new open-air stage for this roaring romp through the Bard’s brilliance.

Northern Stage, White River Junction

May
26
2021
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Jul
9
2021

NOW IS ALWAYS at the Griffin Museum of Photography

NOW IS ALWAYS at the Griffin Museum of Photography

Vaune Trachtman, Now is Always

May 26 – July 9, 2021

Artist Talk - June 15th, 2021 7pm (Online)

Now is Always was begun during the Great Depression when Vaune Trachtman’s father, Joseph Harold Trachtman (1914-1971), shot a few rolls of film near his father’s drugstore in Center City, Philadelphia. Nearly 90 years later, her sister found the negatives and gave them to Trachtman. Working from her father’s original negatives, she combined the people from his neighborhood with her own images, many of which were shot from windows and moving vehicles. Now is Always is their collaboration across time.

There is a personal aspect to Now is Always, but Trachtman wants the work to be more expansive than a dialogue between the father she didn’t know and the daughter he knew only as a child. In Now is Always, Trachtman wants to create a feeling of collapsed-yet-expanded time.

Now is Always is presented by the Griffin Museum of Photography and is supported by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Tusen Takk Foundation.

67 Shore Road, Winchester MA, Outside Vermont

Jun
3
2021
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Jul
10
2021

Shapes & Variations: Gail Salzman

Shapes & Variations: Gail Salzman

We are pleased to present an exhibition of Vermont artist Gail Salzman’s new series ‘Shapes & Variations’ opening June 3rd. The works are gouache paint on paper representing abstract images that reference the natural world.

This is Salzman’s first series working with gouache and she is as adept at employing it as with her more frequently exhibited oil paintings and monotypes. The common theme has a sense of both staccato and fluidity in the contours and colors that create movement within the compelling, natural formations. Salzman annually spends part of summer painting in mid-coastal Maine, a place that renews her fascination with patterns and flotsam she calls ‘tidal gifts’.

“As I enhance some shapes and obscure others, a dynamic tension develops. Shapes meet, interact, and collide in a dance that takes on personal significance. During the past pandemic year, these ‘relationships’ created a world of escape, hope, and pleasure.”

We invite the public to a reception with the artist on Thursday, June 3rd, from 5 to 7 pm. Refreshment and socializing will take place outdoors; masks are required inside the gallery.

6/3/21 5:00pm - 7/10/21 4:00pm

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne

Jun
12
2021
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Jul
31
2021

'VESSEL' by Katrine Hidlebrandt-Hussey @ Soapbox Arts

'VESSEL' by Katrine Hidlebrandt-Hussey @ Soapbox Arts

Join us on June 12th from 5-8pm to celebrate the opening of 'VESSEL,' a solo exhibition featuring original works by Boston-based artist, Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey! Using volatile process like burning, Katrine creates intricate geometric designs on paper that explore themes of fragility and healing in a post-pandemic world.

6/12/21 11:00am - 7/31/21 5:00pm

Soapbox Arts, Burlington

May
20
2021
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Aug
14
2021

Color Contours

Color Contours

Color Contours features work by Vermont artists Alex Costantino and Clark Derbes. Presented by Studio Place Arts, this exhibit is on view a few steps away from the SPA art center at Alimentari Roscini (AR). The show includes 16 acrylic paintings on canvas and board. For info: www.studioplacearts.com

5/20/21 11:00am - 8/14/21 4:00pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

May
15
2021
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Aug
22
2021

Terry Ekasala

Terry Ekasala

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by Vermont artist, Terry Ekasala, to be held at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Known for creating expressive, abstract paintings that border on representation, this exhibition will include about a dozen new large-scale paintings and works on paper. Often delineated with thinly painted lines, Ekasala populates her compositions with vibrant and at times translucent sections of color juxtaposed or layered across each other. On view from 15 May through 28 November 2021. Sa–Su. 11AM - 4PM. Self-guided visits. Advance reservations recommended, but not required. $10 pp.

5/15/21 11:00am - 8/22/21 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation | Reading, Vermont, Reading

May
20
2021
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Aug
31
2021

Enjoy the Art Stroll in Barre

Enjoy the Art Stroll in Barre

Imagine taking a self-guided sculpture tour and discovering North America’s largest zipper made from local granite. A few steps away, you will find a pair of granite gargoyles locked in a perpetual game of tug-of-war (it’s a sculptural bike rack, so feel free to ride over for a visit).

The Art Stroll in downtown Barre includes a variety of thought-provoking, beautiful historic and contemporary granite sculptures. Barre has a world-wide reputation for its carving granite and talented stone carvers.

Visit Barre and enjoy the Art Stroll. For information on the Art Stroll and other art activities, drop in on Studio Place Arts, a regional visual arts center located at 201 N Main Street.

You will find a slide show and on-line map at:

https://www.studioplacearts.com/art-stroll.html

We look forward to seeing you!

5/20/21 8:00am - 8/31/21 8:00pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

May
3
2021
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Aug
31
2021

Exploring Technology: An Artist and an Astronaut Look at the Future

Exploring Technology: An Artist and an Astronaut Look at the Future

The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery announces "Exploring Technology: An Artist and an Astronaut Look at the Future", viewable on the Council’s new online gallery from May 3rd through August 31st. The exhibit features the work of Vermont artist Pat Musick, and was conceived when Pat lay on the top of a hill and watched Skylab 4 arc across the skies above her. Six years later she would marry the Skylab 4 Commander, astronaut Jerry Carr, generating forty years of creativity as Musick responded to the unique world view that the space program gave to us.

A talk with the artist will be held online on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

Virtual Spotlight Gallery, Statewide

May
7
2021
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Sep
1
2021

Exploring Our Storied Past: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound

Exploring Our Storied Past: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound

From Abenaki petroglyphs and the first known African American poet Lucy Terry Prince, to Nobel Laureates like Saul Bellow, Jody Williams, Rudyard Kipling and a pantheon of colorful characters with impressive ‘firsts’ along the way, many have shaped the Brattleboro area into ‘something special’ that’s hard to define.

Now a product of a multi-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) backed exploration of ‘People, Places and History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont’ offers a new way to make their stories accessible to all: the Brattleboro Words Trail, community-created audio stories linked to places in and around Brattleboro. The public is invited to listen to these stories on their phones while viewing Cynthia Parker Houghton's large, hand-carved clay murals created for the Trail at ‘Exploring Our Storied Landscape: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound.”

The multimedia exhibit opens on Friday, May 7, 2021, and will remain through September 2021. A full-scale Summer Words Trail exhibit will open July 2 at 118 Elliot, but the best way to listen is to hit the streets with the new app. Visitors can download the free Brattleboro Words Trail mobile app (available for free on the BrattleboroWords.org website) to hear audio pegged to 97 sites featured on the Downtown murals and maps. The murals will be continuously updated as the community adds new stories to the Trail, which will grow under the auspices of the Vermont Folklife Center.

5/7/21 4:00pm - 9/1/21 8:00pm

118 Elliot, Brattleboro

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

May
8
2021
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Oct
9
2021

Kid's painting class

Kid's painting class

Kid's Painting Class
with instructor Deb Dauphanais

2nd Saturday of each month starting on May 8th
10-11am

Ages 6-12
Minimum students: 5
Maximum students: 8

Sign up for 4 weeks for $60 or
Per Class $20
REMEMBER: Pre-register & pre-pay before class

5/8/21 10:00am - 10/9/21 11:00am

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

May
8
2021
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Oct
23
2021

Artisan Marketplace

Artisan Marketplace

10x10 Booths featuring all forms of the arts, variety of crafts, specialty foods and more will be on the Chaffee Art Center mansion at 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT on the front lawn, side yard and on our grounds near the Carriage House on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. We will be cross promoting with the Farmer’s Market in Depot Park to ensure that people know about these 2 fabulous Markets for original, handmade, locally produced items.

Marketplace Rates:
23 weeks

Member: @$20 = $460
Nonmember: @$25 = $575
Includes booth location request if total fee is paid by 5/8/21.
Front lawn and under Chaffee tent is additional fee but
at a 50% lower rate than listed below.

11 weeks (pre-picked)
Member: @$25 = $275
Nonmember: @$35 = $385
Booth location request, front lawn & under Chaffee tent is added
fee but at a 25% lower rate than listed below if fee paid by 5/8/21.

Per week
Member: $35
Nonmember: $45

5/8/21 10:00am - 10/23/21 2:00pm

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

May
15
2021
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Nov
28
2021

"Deep Blue" Curated by Katherine Bradford

"Deep Blue" Curated by Katherine Bradford

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce Deep Blue, curated by American artist Katherine Bradford. This group show examines “deep blue” both visually as a color, but also as a phrase that can describe more abstract concepts such as mood, the natural environment, music and even a region’s political landscape. Over 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper and videos by 70 artists from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections will be included. On view from 15 May through 28 November 2021. Sa–Su. 11AM - 4PM. Self-guided visits. Advance reservations recommended, but not required. $10 pp.

5/15/21 11:00am - 11/28/21 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation | Reading, Vermont, Reading

May
15
2021
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Nov
28
2021

Katherine Bradford: Philosophers' Clambake

Katherine Bradford: Philosophers' Clambake

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by American artist, Katherine Bradford to be held at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Bradford is best known for making luminous and dreamlike works that merge color field painting with figuration. Employing a direct and often whimsical language of composition, Bradford’s paintings depict an imagined view of the world that prompt an introspective look at the complex forces of thought and emotion that comprise the human experience. Philosophers' Clambake includes over a dozen paintings created in the past ten years. On view from 15 May through 28 November 2021. Sa–Su. 11AM - 4PM. Self-guided visits. Advance reservations recommended, but not required. $10 pp.

5/15/21 11:00am - 11/28/21 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation | Reading, Vermont, Reading

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