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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Nov
22
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24
2021

November Youth Camp

November Youth Camp

Keep your kiddo entertained over their school break with NOVEMBER BREAK CAMPS FOR AGES 3 – 17 FROM NOV. 22-24!

In our youth camps, your child will receive top-notch instruction in a noncompetitive environment. They’ll get a sense of pride and increased confidence as they learn communication skills, perseverance, and self-determination, as well as how to be a spectacular acrobat, aerialist, juggler, or clown.

Students will work in groups by age and ability for the best learning experience. We work with the energy of our youngest students by including separate art activities and quiet time suited to their learning needs.

Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 days – each day will include a new and fun experience for each student.

Full-Day Camp Schedule Nov. 22-24
* 8:00am–8:30am: Drop off at NECCA

* 8:30am–10:00am: Rotating activities including trapeze, fabric, lyra, juggling, mini-tramp, balancing, stilting, clowning, and acrobatics

* 10:00am–10:15am: snack 

* 10:15am–12:00pm: Rotating activities incl. trapeze, fabric, lyra, juggling, mini trap, balancing, stilting, clowning & acrobatics

* 12:00pm: Pick up

REGISTER HERE: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/#CourseGroupID=42318

MORE INFO: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/youth-camps/

11/22/21 8:00am - 11/24/21 12:00pm

10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro

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12
2021
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Nov
30
2021

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Debuts Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street announces its new fall show featuring the work of several Vermont artists in storefront, sidewalk, and indoor galleries along Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue. The new show is free and open to the public.

StJ Art on the Street debuted during the pandemic when empty storefronts and shop windows were utilized as fine art galleries exhibiting works that could be enjoyed from the street or sidewalk. St. Johnsbury has maintained this walkable gallery while adding some indoor options including the galleries at Catamount Arts and Cosmic Cup Café on Eastern Avenue as well as Whirligig Brewing and the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild on Railroad Street.

Art aficionados on foot might begin at the Shatterbox Gallery at 166 Eastern Avenue with the work of muralist Tara Goreau. A lifelong painter, Goreau has been creating large-scale work to inspire and represent communities since completing her first public mural as a senior at St. Johnsbury Academy in 2006. Goreau earned her BFA at Johnson State College in 2011 after studying at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand in Christchurch. She collaborated with local students to create the 16-panel “Musaic Project” mural, celebrating four seasons and four genres of music, and, most recently, a new public mural located on the retaining wall next to Catamount Arts at 115 Eastern Avenue.

Heading down Eastern Avenue, find Barbara Grey’s work at 142 Eastern. Grey earned her MFA at the University of Georgia in 1975, working primarily in fiber arts. She has shown her large, 3-dimensional fiber installations both regionally and nationally and served as the Director of Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA, from 1980-1991, before moving to Vermont. In the early 2000s, Grey studied landscape painting in Italy. Since then, she has found painting en plein air to be an inspiring way to explore and appreciate the Northeast Kingdom.

The Cosmic Cup Café at 139 Eastern Avenue is showing photography by fine art event photographer Jackie Fox. Fox’s show includes a collection of medium format film photographs showcasing both urban and rural landscape. This technique of photographing is slow and methodical, resulting in capturing moments of natural beauty that may otherwise be undetected.

Catamount Arts is currently showing two exhibits. In the Fried Family Gallery, “Open to Landscape” features work by Elizabeth Nelson, Anni Lorenzini, Keith Chamberlin, and Terry Ekasala, including paintings and photography that explore landscapes in both realism and abstract form.

In the Catamount Arts Fireplace Room, a collection of work created by community members during the pandemic is on view. “Kingdom COVID Chronicles” features handmade sketchbooks by NEK residents of all ages documenting a month of life in lockdown in spring of last year.

Stop at 67 Eastern Avenue to enjoy an exhibit by Kelly Doyle. A Montpelier native, Doyle earned her MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1990. Much of her work involves transforming existing materials into works of art. Recent works include paintings on panels recovered from home demolitions, slipcovers no longer in use, and repurposed work pants. Doyle enjoys recycling with creativity: taking apart old things and making them into something vibrant and new.

At Northern Express Care on the corner of Eastern and Railroad, Andrea Pearlman’s work will be on display. Originally from Hartford, CT, Pearlman has lived in Vermont since the 1970s after graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1974. Pearlman’s paintings reflect the inherent push and pull of nature and the experience of dynamic movement. She paints primarily in oils but also hooks rugs and uses wool strips when working with fiber.

Lifelong painter George Pearlman will also exhibit work at Northern Express Care on Eastern and Railroad. Pearlman studied at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Brooklyn College and was mentored by Hans Hofmann for over thirty years. He has also worked as an administrator at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

Harlan Mack’s work is on display at Whirligig Brewing at 397 Railroad Street. Mack is a multidisciplinary artist based at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He employs blacksmithing, steel fabrication, painting, and oral storytelling to build an expanding, constellated narrative that invites viewers and listeners into an imaginary future. This world is generated and inspired by Harlan’s life experience, exploration and thoughts around identity, labor, perception, contemplation, fiction, community, emergence and afro-futurism.

Cross the street to visit Central Café at 418 Railroad Street to look out work by photographer Shaun Terhune. Terhune grew up in Vermont photographing rolling green mountains, cows, maple trees, and tin sap buckets. As a teen, he hitched rides into the wilds of the White Mountains to tap into a rugged remoteness he could capture nowhere else.

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is hosting an exhibit by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. “Is This a Book?” challenges conventional ideas with books that open like accordions, hang like paintings, or might at first glance be mistaken for sculptures.

Cross Railroad Street again to see the dazzling work of Uganda native and Newport resident Mwanga William at Caplan’s on 457 Railroad Street. A graduate of the Michelangelo College of Creative Arts, William works with oil and acrylic paints, cement, clay, and metal, as well as paper, wood, and fiberglass. His paintings and sculptures reflect African culture and lifestyles, and his work is on permanent display in schools, hotels, and churches throughout Uganda.

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, MSI Property Management, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont. For more information about StJ Art on the Street, including the artists featured in the current exhibit, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/visual-art/StJ-art-on-the-street.

Downtown St. Johnsbury, Saint Johnsbury

Nov
3
2021
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1
2021

Beginner 2 Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

Beginner 2 Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

INSTRUCTOR: THOM WILLIAMS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (SKIP NOVEMBER 24)
(MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR 4 WEEKS)
4 – 5:30 P.M.
SVAC Member: $70; Non-member: $85
Ages: 16+
Now that you’ve learned about the exposure triangle, it’s time to get into composition. Learn about and practice composition rules through weekly exercises to help expand your range as a photographer. Anyone with a camera and understanding of exposure can take this class. Open to dslr, mirrorless and camera phone users.

When registering choose “Beginner 2 Photography” from the list of 10 classes offered.

11/3/21 4:00pm - 12/1/21 5:30pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center ONLINE, Manchester

Nov
3
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Dec
1
2021

Free Photo Editing Solutions – Virtual Photography Studio

Free Photo Editing Solutions – Virtual Photography Studio

INSTRUCTOR: THOM WILLIAMS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (SKIP NOVEMBER 24)
(MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR 4 WEEKS)
6 – 7:30 P.M.
SVAC Member: $70; Non-member: $85
Ages: 16+
Photo editing software can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. In this class we will explore FREE options in photo editing through software packages available on multiple platforms to help get the most out of your images without breaking the bank in the process.

When registering choose “Free Photo Editing Solutions” from the list of 10 classes offered.

11/3/21 6:00pm - 12/1/21 7:30pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center ONLINE, Manchester

Oct
21
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Dec
17
2021

Fluid Expressions

Fluid Expressions

Fluid Expressions, the annual awards show by the Vermont Watercolor Society, completes the 2021 exhibition season at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield. 30 outstanding paintings were selected as eligible for awards in this exclusive exhibition.

The paintings vary in style from realism to abstract and illustrate the wide range of styles and techniques currently utilized by watercolor artists.

Fluid Expressions is free to the public, and is made possible through a collaboration between the Vermont Watercolor Society and Mad River Valley Arts. The exhibition runs from October 22 to December 17. The Festival Gallery located at #2 Village Square is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Friday from 1pm to 5pm

The show with the award winners can also be viewed online at the VWS website www.vtwatercolor.org starting in November.

For information: 802-496-6682 or info@madrivervalleyarts.org.

10/21/21 1:00pm - 12/17/21 5:00pm

Festival Gallery 5031 Main Street #2 Village Square, Waitsfield

Nov
19
2021
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17
2021

The Lamoille Art & Justice Project: Listening Outside the Lines Oral History Collection

The Lamoille Art & Justice Project: Listening Outside the Lines Oral History Collection

Vermont Studio Center welcomes Listening Outside The Lines: Oral History and Art, in the Red Mill Gallery in Johnson from Friday, November 19th through December 17th. Listening Outside The Lines is part of the Lamoille Art & Justice Project, which merges public art, oral histories, podcasting and literature to foster connection and community for People of the Global Majority (PGM) in Vermont across generations.

The exhibit will feature oral histories from PGM in Lamoille County as well as visual art and poetry from Vermont-based PGM artists Sarah Audsley, Alexa Herrera Condry, Saudia Lamont, Harlan Mack, Crystal Stokes and Madeleine Ziminsky.

The Red Mill Gallery is located in the main meeting building on the VSC campus on Pearl Street in Johnson, Vermont. Appointments are required to visit the Listening Outside the Lines exhibit. To schedule, please call or email: galleries@vermontstudiocenter.org.

Visitors to the exhibit should bring headphones with them if possible. Listening devices will be available to those without smartphones. Plan to give yourself 90 minutes to experience the full installation with audio.

To learn more about Listening Outside the Lines and the Lamoille Art & Justice Project, please visit https://www.lamoilleartandjustice.com/.

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Nov
10
2021
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Dec
29
2021

CELEBRATE!

CELEBRATE!

CELEBRATE! Our annual local arts celebration features a wide variety of art and craft created by more than 60 SPA member artists. The show is on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building and includes hundreds of one-of-a-kind-gifts for family, friends – and you! Shop local and you will support our local economy AND avoid shipping delays. Info: studioplacearts.com

Exhibit Dates: November 10 – December 29, 2021

Art Social: Sat., November 13, 4-6PM (masks are required by all attendees)


GALLERY HOURS
Wed & Thurs: 11:30AM-5PM
Fri & Sat: 11:30AM-6PM
Masks are required by all.
(Also by appointment)

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Nov
19
2021
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Dec
30
2021

A Wintry Mix, AVA Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale

A Wintry Mix, AVA Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale

AVA Gallery and Art Center presents: A Wintry Mix, AVA’s Holiday Exhibition and Sale, November 19-December 30, 2021, Opening Reception: Friday, November 19, 5-7pm.

Artist demonstrations: Saturday, December 18, 1-4pm

AVA Gallery and Art Center is pleased to announce, A Wintry Mix, the annual AVA Members holiday exhibition and sale. The holiday exhibition will be featured in all named galleries at AVA: the Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry, Clifford B. West Gallery, E.N. Wennberg Gallery, Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery, and the Carter-Kelsey Gallery. Additionally, visit our Members’ Gallery which showcases AVA Artist Members’ artwork on a regular basis.

The holiday exhibition will feature the work of member artists from Vermont and New Hampshire. Works in a variety of media—oil, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, jewelry, and glasswork—will be on display and available for sale in a wide range of prices. Items may be taken as soon as they are purchased, and the exhibition will be replenished as work sells, so be sure to visit again and again! During the “supply chain” slow down, shopping at AVA is the best guarantee in finding special gifts of lasting value while supporting local artists and our commitment to nurturing the artistic spirit.

Artists demonstrations on Saturday, December 18, 1-4PM. Come watch and chat with makers as they create before your eyes. As always, AVA exhibitions are free and open to the public!

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

Nov
2
2021
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Dec
31
2021

Cloudmaps - and other travels through the atmosphere

Cloudmaps - and other travels through the atmosphere

Watercolor paintings by Paula Cloudpainter

Clouds provide endless inspiration to speak about the world around us. This collection of watercolors presents clouds as a vehicle for looking at life and enjoying the clouds in our daily experience. Showing in the library’s Mezzanine Gallery from November 2 to December 31, 2021 with a reception/artist talk on November 2 from 5-7 p.m.





Attachments area

11/2/21 5:00pm - 12/31/21 12:00pm

The Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock

Jul
13
2021
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Dec
31
2021

Henry at 200: Collector, Museum Founder & More

Henry at 200: Collector, Museum Founder & More

Henry Luther Sheldon, founder of the Henry Sheldon Museum, was born on August 15, 1821. This year we celebrate his birthday and his collecting passions. “ … I have spent all my leisure the past year trying to benefit future generations…” wrote Henry in his 1881 diary referring to his extensive collecting of local, regional and national historical materials. This exhibit explores his life, myriad of collecting pursuits, the establishment of what has become known as the oldest community-based Museum in the country, and an outstanding archive, the Stewart-Swift Research Center. Henry amassed one of the richest but little known historical collections in all New England, rendering Middlebury perhaps one of the best documented towns in the entire region. On view will be variety of historical documents, photographs, scrapbooks, autographs, Middlebury imprints, diaries, music ephemera, relics, a lock of Napoleon’s hair, and more!

7/13/21 11:00am - 12/31/21 4:00pm

Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury

Oct
1
2021
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Dec
31
2021

¡Conga! (Photographic portraits from Havana, Cuba, by Elliot Burg)

¡Conga! (Photographic portraits from Havana, Cuba, by Elliot Burg)

Stunning and vibrant photographs of musicians, dancers, athletes and others taken in Havana, Cuba, by Middlesex freelance photographer Elliot Burg, now on display at the Burlington Airport. Burg’s artist’s statement concludes, “With gratitude and admiration, I offer these portraits of los cubanos in all their beauty, grace and exuberance.”

10/1/21 6:00am - 12/31/21 10:00pm

Burlington International Airport (second floor by Gates 1-8), South Burlington

Nov
2
2021
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8
2022

Cathy Cone: THERE WAS ONCE...

Cathy Cone: THERE WAS ONCE...

Minėmå Gallery is pleased to present THERE WAS ONCE, a solo exhibition by Vermont-based photographer and painter Cathy Cone.
Cone’s surrealist approach to photography began in the late 1970’s with the introduction of the "Diana" camera, leading her to take an experimental approach to image-making.
The exhibition will showcase two new distinct, but interconnected, bodies of work: hand-painted photographs and black and white Piezography.
Opening Reception, 11/14, 2-4pm. All are welcome, masks required.

11/2/21 10:00am - 1/8/22 4:00pm

Minėmå Gallery, Johnson

Oct
1
2021
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Jan
14
2022

Time to Go: Paintings by Robert W. Brunelle, Jr.

Time to Go: Paintings by Robert W. Brunelle, Jr.

Time to Go
by Robert W. Brunelle, Jr.
Acrylic paintings that chronicle Robert’s journeys and adventures walking to school and back home during his childhood.

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – January 14, 2022

On display at Morse Block Deli, a few steps from Studio Place Arts
Located at 260 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641
Hrs: Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM

Morse Block Deli (Presented by Studio Place Arts), Barre

Nov
17
2021
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Jan
19
2022

Figure Drawing with Live Model at the Chaffee

Figure Drawing with Live Model at the Chaffee

3rd Wednesday of every month 5-7pm
Bring own supplies.

Sign up for 4 weeks at $60 or $20 per class
Minimum students 4
Maximum students 8

FOR ALL CLASSES:
• Must pre-register and pre-pay before class date;
• Safety Protocols, masks required*

11/17/21 5:00pm - 1/19/22 7:00pm

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

Oct
27
2021
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26
2022

Drawing...Portrait & the Anatomy at the Chaffee

Drawing...Portrait & the Anatomy at the Chaffee

Students will work with line drawing, shading techniques, perspective and light; using pencil, charcoal and some color. Supplies provided. All abilities welcome ages 16+.

1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of the month starting October 27th
5:30-7pm
$25 per person per week/4 weeks for $85
Min 5
Max 10
Instructor: Brooks Blanchard

10/27/21 5:30pm - 1/26/22 7:00pm

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

Oct
17
2021
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May
12
2022

MNFF Selects Film Series at Town Hall Theater

MNFF Selects Film Series at Town Hall Theater

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is bringing back MNFF Selects, its monthly in-person screening series at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. MNFF Selects will kick off its eight month run this October, spanning through May 2022. For its “comeback” edition, MNFF Selects presents Humans and Animals: Shared Experiences, Intersecting Worlds. The series will be geared toward families, with six of the eight films rated G or PG.

All attendees 12 and over must be vaccinated and all attendees, including children under 12, must wear masks while inside the theater.

My Octopus Teacher [Documentary] [Rated: G]
Sunday, October 17 @ 2pm FREE SCREENING, COURTESY OF NETFLIX

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street [Documentary] [Rated: PG]
Sunday, November 21 @ 2pm

Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog [Drama] [Rated: PG]
Thursday, December 30 @ 7pm

From The Wild Sea [Documentary] [Rated: PG]
Sunday, January 16 @ 2pm

Duma [Drama] [Rated: PG]
Sunday, February 20 @ 2pm

Buck [Documentary] [Rated: PG]
Thursday, March 24 @ 7pm

Grizzly Man [Documentary] [Rated: R]
Thursday, April 21 @ 7pm

The Rider [Drama] [Rated: R]
Thursday, May 12 @ 7pm

Town Hall Theater, Middlebury