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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Apr
18
2019
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May
26
2019

The Dialects of Line, Color, and Texture Visual Discussion

The Dialects of Line, Color, and Texture Visual Discussion
Description:

Elizabeth Billings is a collaborative maker and ikat weaver who loves, and creates, public art. She describes her installations as “an investigation of wonder.” She lives and works in Tunbridge.

Frank Woods is primarily a painter. His landscapes and Kimono paintings are closely linked in their shared exploration of line, tone, texture and composition. “For me, drawing is the foundation upon which all of this rests.” Frank lives in Montpelier.

Elizabeth Fram is a multi-disciplinary artist, relying heavily upon her drawing practice to inform her textiles. “I apply the formal principles of line, form, and color, in tandem with the textural qualities inherent in textiles to explore image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities it contributes to elevate the other.” Elizabeth lives in Waterbury.

Time: 4/18/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 7:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts Gallery, Greensboro
May
17
2019
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May
26
2019

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!

Dorset Players Present OKLAHOMA!
Description:

The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with Oklahoma!, considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history.  Performances will be at the Dorset Playhouse on May 17-18 and May 24-25 at 7:30 PM and on May 19 and 26 at 2 PM.

The first collaboration of legendary Lyricist Richard Rodgers and Librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, the show was a game-changer when it took Broadway by storm when it opened in 1943.  Memorable songs such as “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” and “Oklahoma!, rather than just providing filler, advanced the story of a cowboy, Curly, who falls for a farm girl, Laurey, against the backdrop of prairie life in the Indian Territory, circa 1907.
Over the past four months, Director Suzi Dorgeloh, Musical Director Tom Salmon and Choreographer Kelly Gaiotti, have marshaled a talented cast of 23 from 17 area towns in Vermont and New York.  Newcomer Josh Bond takes the lead as Curly, while Danielle Houston who last appeared with The Players in the 2014 production of Miracle on 34th Street, is Laurey. Dana Haley, who wowed audiences in The Players’ production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, sashays in as Ado Annie - the girl “who cain’t say no.”  Two actors fresh from leading roles in The Players’ Witness for the Prosecution, are Joe Mozer, as Will Parker, who does his utmost to romance Ado Annie and Drew Davidson who portrays the tortured Jud Fry, who pines for Laurey and cannot have her.  Aunt Eller is played by Caren McVicker, who is also new to the Dorset stage.
The balance of the cast is peppered with new and familiar faces to Dorset audiences, including Christy Vogel, Richard Grip, Chris Restino, Billy Jamieson, Dan Silver, Errol Hill, Bill Cruikshank, Michael Gallagher, Lily Gallagher, Zachary Barnett, Bob Fogelgren, Sara Gregory, Maeve Keeton, Laura King, Lily Butler, Ginny Edinger, and Annie Nash.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling (802) 867-5777. Oklahoma! is proudly sponsored by Above All Vermont, The Barn Restaurant, Errol L. Hill Painting, La Peche Lingerie, RK Miles, Southern Vermont Medical Center, Bob & Martha Schoenemann, Spivey, Lemonik Swenor, PC, and The Wilburton Inn.

Time: 5/17/19 7:30pm - 5/26/19 4:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd Dorset, Dorset
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Carve a Wood Spoon

Carve a Wood Spoon
Description:

Alexandra Forbes leads a workshop for beginners with no previous woodcarving experience or advanced carvers who are hankering to carve a ladle, spoon or spatula.

Time: 5/25/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Dry Stone Wall Building

Dry Stone Wall Building
Description:

A hands-on introduction to the basics of dry-jointed stone work with Dan Snow.

Time: 5/25/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend
Description:

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork. For the first time, we're part of the Vermont Crafts Council, we will have our very first open studio weekend! Come by, hang out with us, buy art, get some great deals! Saturday and Sunday! 9-5. We'll have plenty of items on sale!!!

Time: 5/25/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: The Den - 107 Mill Street, Plainfield
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Kristin Richland Open Studio Weekend

Kristin Richland Open Studio Weekend
Description:

See where the art happens...browse through sketchbooks, works-in-progress, prints and originals, and more and more!
Come browse the latest creations of fellow artist Christine Wichert and myself, enjoy light refreshments and say hello to the chickens. Art for any budget, bring a friend or three!
Download a PDF of the Chittenden county Open Studio Tour map here: http://www.vermontcrafts.com/OSW/springimages19/chittenden.pdf

Directions:
From Rte 15 coming from Jericho: after the Mills River park, turn right at Jolley’s store onto River Road.
Just after the cemetery on the corner of River Rd and Park St, make a quick left onto Maple Ridge Rd. Travel for 0.5 mile, #52 is on the right immediately after the green water tower. There will be signs along the hill.

From Rte 15 coming from Cambridge: after the Underhill-Jericho Fire department, turn left onto Park Street. Continue to end of Park Street (cemetery on left) and turn left onto River Road, followed by immediate left onto Maple Ridge Rd.

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: 52 Maple Ridge Road, Underhill
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend
Description:

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork. For the first time, we're part of the Vermont Crafts Council, we will have our very first open studio weekend! Come by, hang out with us, buy art, get some great deals! Saturday and Sunday! 9-5. We'll have plenty of items on sale!!!

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: The Den - 107 Mill Street, Plainfield
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Roosevelt Fine Art 2019 Spring Open Studio

Roosevelt Fine Art 2019 Spring Open Studio
Description:

Number 138 on the Open Studio Map. Roosevelt Fine Art - Michael Roosevelt.

Limited edition prints, antiques, paintings.

Located at 2078 Rte 15, West Danville (Walden) VT 05873

A private gallery and studio located on Rte 15, in the lower level of the barn, between Howard Rd and Davidson Rd, 2 miles north of the intersection of Rte 2 and Rte 15.

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: 2078 Rte 15, (Walden), West Danville
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend
Description:

Open Studio Weekend at Robert Compton Pottery

Robert Compton Pottery will be participating this weekend in the “statewide” Vermont Craft Council’s Open Studio event. It’s being held Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th, from 10-5 each day.

The pottery is located 5 miles north of Bristol village on Vt. Route 116, on the east side of the road. Coming from the north on Rt. 116 we are 5 miles south of Starksboro village.

Look for the bright yellow and black signs. Enjoy the beautiful spring landscape and visit artists in their studios.
We have lots of pots to see and purchase; many of our pots are discounted. If you haven’t visited before, this is a great time to meet us and take a tour of our kilns, and studio.

Stop by and pick up an Open Studio map which shows where to find the other participating artists in the area and around the state.
For more information go to our website: https://robertcomptonpottery.com/

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Robert Compton Pottery, Bristol
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio
Description:

Using handmade papers & materials from both local artisans and from around the world, I hand-bind journals, photo albums, and guest books using traditional bookbinding techniques. I also design and create custom invitations and announcements.

Come for a tour of the studio, demonstrations, and captivating conversation about the world of handmade books. There will also be savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles and bookbinding supplies will be available for purchase. Wait until you see my paper drawers!

Children welcome! I’m studio #128 in the yellow Event & Resource Guide.

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Blue Roof Designs studio, Montpelier
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Karen Deets Stained Glass Open Studio

Karen Deets Stained Glass Open Studio
Description:

Enjoy a visit in the scenic Lake Bomoseen area, to a lively stained glass studio, featuring demonstrations and finished work for sale. You are welcome to learn how to cut glass and see the various work areas where Deets creates experimental works of art and jewelry, including kiln fired fusing and painting. Our traditional recipes of homemade cookies will be fresh out of the oven. There is plenty of parking and some friendly chickens.

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: 728 Moscow Rd., Fair Haven
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Spring Open Studio Weekend

Spring Open Studio Weekend
Description:

Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont's roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2019 Spring Open Studio Weekend taking place over May 25 & 26, Memorial Day Weekend.

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork.

The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many participating galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.

The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. The Vermont Open Studio Guide is available throughout the state at Tourist Information Centers, galleries and studios. Request a map on the VCC website.

Time: 5/25/19 10:30am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Statewide, Statewide
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Onion River Chorus concert “The French Connection”

Onion River Chorus concert “The French Connection”
Description:

Montpelier’s Onion River Chorus, under the leadership of guest conductor Richard Riley, presents “The French Connection”, a program of music by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, complemented by the contemporary American composer Giselle Wyers. The concert dates are Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26; both performances begin at 7:30 pm at the Montpelier Unitarian Church on 130 Main Street. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for general admission and $17 for students, and seniors.

Guest director Richard Riley is well-known to Vermont audiences as the musical director of the Burlington Choral Society and of the Montpelier Unitarian Church. He also acts as guest conductor for Capital City Concerts. The Onion River Chorus is joined by guest organist Jenny Bower and vocal soloists Lindsey Warren, soprano, and Geoffrey Penar, bass.

The focal point of this “French Connection” program of music is the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé. Duruflé (1902-1986) is surprisingly well-known for a composer who published only fourteen compositions. Opus 9, the Requiem, written from 1941-1948 expresses, in a contemplative way, the human tragedy of World War II as well as the personal grief over death of his father in 1945, only five months after Paris was liberated. The compositional language used in the Requiem combines Duruflé’s brilliance as an organist and his reverence for Gregorian chant. The work also makes use of the high level of expertise in the French choruses of that time. The Requiem will be presented in its original form for chorus and organ.

The second French composer of this concert is Duruflé’s predecessor Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), himself the composer of a very well-known Requiem. Here he is however introduced by his Pavane, Op.50. This choral work written to a very “light” poem captures something of the “Belle Époque” at the end of the 19th century - a time of great optimism and prosperity. Fauré modestly described his Pavane as "elegant, but not otherwise important.” The best-known piece on the program, Gabriel Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, was written in 1865 when Gabriel Fauré was just nineteen years old. It was an entry into a composition contest at the prestigious music school École Niedermeyer de Paris and won first prize. It is to this day frequently performed by choirs both in church and in concert.

The program is completed by the American composer Giselle Wyers (b. 1969), a professor of choral music at the University of Washington. Although the only thing French about Wyers is her first name, her lyrical and introspective musical language mirrors and develops that of Maurice Duruflé and Gabriel Fauré. In the four poems that we hear set to music in this concert, we can hear Giselle Wyers’ characteristic use of melody lines that are spun independently in each part.

Founded in 1978, Onion River Chorus, which is open to any dedicated singer, has consistently presented high quality performances of rarely performed masterpieces ranging from Renaissance to contemporary.

Time: 5/25/19 7:30pm - 5/26/19 9:00pm
Location: Montpelier Unitarian Church, Montpelier
May
26
2019

Organ Recital & Chamber Singers

Organ Recital & Chamber Singers
Description:

Friends of Music at Guilford's 11th Spring Concert & Holiday Cookout includes an opening set by the Guilford Chamber Singers and a solo recital by Christopher Lewis on the c. 1897 Tracker Organ. The Chamber Singers perform part songs set to poems by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Blake, Moore, Teasdale, and others. The "Peace Offering" organ recital includes works by German Baroque composers Bach, Lubeck, and Walther; as well as French Romantic composers Boëllmann, Dupont, and Vierne. A holiday cookout on the deck and back lawn offers grilling options for carnivores and vegetarians, assorted salads, sides, sips, and sundaes. In case of rainy or cold weather, the meal and camaraderie are moved indoors. Follow signs for 9 mi. to the Barn from the Guilford Country Store at Rt. 5, just south of Exit 1 off I-91, or for 5 mi. from Keets Brook Rd. at Rt. 5 in Bernardston, Mass. Concert admission is $15; the optional meal $10 per person. For info, contact FOMAG at 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org; visit online at www.fomag.org.

Time: 5/26/19 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Location: The Organ Barn, off Packer Corners Rd., Guilford
May
26
2019

Poetry Reading with Lynn Martin and Arelene Distler

Poetry Reading with Lynn Martin and Arelene Distler
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to host writers Arlene Distler and Lynn Martin Sunday, May 26, 4 pm. for a special evening of reading and recitation.

Write Action co-founder Arlene Distler’s poetry has been published in many online and print journals, and in five anthologies, including Freedom’s Just Another Word (1998, Outrider Press), A Taste of Poetry (2015, Walt Whitman Foundation). In 2014 Finishing Line Press published Voices Like Wind Chimes, a chapbook. A full-length manuscript, Just This Body, was a finalist for the 2017 Richard Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press.

Lynn Martin writes and paints in Southern Vermont. Since 1990, her poetry has moved and delighted readers with its direct, elegant, no-holds-barred wordsmithing. Martin has published three books of poetry, Visible Signs of Defiance (1995), Talking To The Day (2009), and Birds of a Feather (2014).
Her latest volume, Living Diversity was published in 2018.

Time: 5/26/19 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
May
26
2019

Film: Avengers: Endgame

Film: Avengers: Endgame
Description:

Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

Time: 5/26/19 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
May
26
2019
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May
27
2019

Open Studio at Artist In Residence

Open Studio at Artist In Residence
Description:

The Artist In Residence Gallery will have artists doing demonstration at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, 2019.

Time: 5/26/19 10:00am - 5/27/19 5:00pm
Location: 10 South Main Street, Milton
May
26
2019
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May
27
2019

Jericho-Underhill Open Studio Tour

Jericho-Underhill Open Studio Tour
Description:

Tour Headquarters, Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, 22 Barber Farm Rd, Jericho,

899-3211 www.emilegruppegallery.com ;

Tour map and show includes sample work from all artists on the Open Studio Tour

11 Local Artists will open their studios to visitors for sales and demonstrations:

Toby Fulwiler

Stu Hall

Mary Hill

Nancy Karlson

Irene Lederer LaCroix

Giovanna Lepore

Kristen Richland

Marcia Rosberg

Dianne Shullenberger

Michael Smith

Gerald K Stoner

Time: 5/26/19 10:00am - 5/27/19 5:00pm
Location: Emile Gruppe Gallery 22 Barber Farm Rd, Jericho
May
26
2019
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May
27
2019

Rend;l Pottery Open Studio

Rend;l Pottery Open Studio
Description:

Rend'l Pottery will be part of the VT Open Studio Tour. Raku and Saggar fired figurative and abstract sculpture, functional and decorative pottery and lamps, tile murals Oil paintings and colored pencil drawings.
#11 on VT Council Open Studio Tour Map.

Time: 5/26/19 10:00am - 5/27/19 5:00pm
Location: 62 Sawmill Road, Jericho
May
4
2019
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May
30
2019

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall
Description:

Tom Hall's show, Paintings of Local Structures, will be featured in the Gallery at The Space On Main for the month of May. Opening reception on May 3rd (First Friday) 5:00–7:00pm and for public viewing hours 3:00–5:00pm on subsequent Fridays throughout the month.

These paintings were done in the last few years. Tom continues his interest in local landscapes as a source of subject matter.

Tom has lived, worked and painted in the Upper Valley since arriving in 1975. He recently retired from a 37 year stint as the bartender at the Colatina Exit Restaurant.

Artist's Portfolio:
https://artbytomhall.wordpress.com

Visit https://thespaceonmain.org/gallery for more information. If you cannot make it to a public viewing time, but would like to see the art, please do not hesitate to contact us at thespaceonmain@gmail.com

Location: The Space On Main, Bradford
May
1
2019
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Jun
1
2019

Helen Day Art Center 38th Annual Student Art Show

Helen Day Art Center 38th Annual Student Art Show
Description:

Featuring the extraordinary artistic talents of students in the greater Stowe area.

The show opens Wednesday, May 1st and runs through Saturday, June 1st. Stowe Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Mountain River School students exhibit their artwork along with students from this year’s guest school, Middlesex’s Rumney Memorial School.

The opening reception takes place at the Art Center on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00pm-6:00pm and marks our 38th year of exhibiting local students’ work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream will be served thanks to Ben and Jerry’s. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and refreshments, reception guests can also participate in an art activity. The community is invited to support area youth and discover the talents of these masters in the making.

The artwork includes a great variety of media and subject matter taught by dedicated art teachers: Kayla Hoffman, Stowe Elementary; Jennifer Anthony and Tim Waite, Stowe Middle School; Kate Crouse and Carleen Zimbalatti, Stowe High School; Jen Volansky, Mountain River School; and Jennifer Campbell, Rumney Memorial School.

The exhibition is made possible by our generous Sponsors: Cafe on Main, Hickok & Boardman Inc., Stowe Hardware, The Bagel, Woodbury Mountain Toys, Yellow Turtle, and Ben and Jerry’s; Media Sponsors: Stowe Reporter, StoweToday.com and X Press Print & Copy; and Grantors: National Endowment for the Arts and Vermont Arts Council.

Helen Day Art Center
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00pm and by appointment
90 Pond St
Stowe, VT 05672

Contact:
Danielle Naylor
Education Manager
Helen Day Art Center
802.253.8359
education@helenday.com
www.helenday.com

Time: 5/1/19 3:00pm - 6/1/19 11:59pm
Location: 90 Pond St., Stowe
May
3
2019
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Jun
2
2019

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN
Description:

OFF THE GROUND PLANE explores architectural rhythms and harmonies in Danny Sagan’s futuristic watercolors.
“It’s the variables that are interesting not the rules themselves”.

Time: 5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/2/19 1:00pm
Location: Local 64, Montpelier
May
4
2019
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Jun
2
2019

BIDING: Exploration of Quiet Expectation

BIDING: Exploration of Quiet Expectation
Description:

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of BIDING: Exploration and Expectation, a group exhibition of contemplative and quietly reflective non-objective paintings by Janis Pozzi Johnson and Charlie Bluett, accompanied by the sculptural hand-thrown porcelain vessels of ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy. Exhibition will open May 4th, from 3-5pm, and the public is invited to attend. On view at 17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe VT May 4th, 2019 - June 2, 2019.

Location: West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe
Apr
27
2019
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Jun
9
2019

David Rohn: Watercolors

David Rohn: Watercolors
Description:

David Rohn was born in Chicago in 1934 and grew up in the small town of Ludington, along the shore of Lake Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design and stepped into a creative life richly lived as cartoonist, puppeteer, printmaker, teacher and painter.

Running parallel to his explorations in abstract painting and printmaking, and during his tenure at Windham College in Putney, Vermont, in the mid-1960s and ’70s, David’s watercolor painting gave relief from the more formal demands and cultural mandates of artistic invention and novelty of non-figurative oil painting. The delicate washes and expansive passages of color represent liberation from an art world of expectation and judgement. His modest still-lifes are deceptively loose and easy, and we’re comforted by the associations we bring to his unassuming and familiar scenes.

In 1953, I was the kid who was good at drawing, actually one of three in eighth grade. I did airplanes. After hundreds of airplanes, then dozens of cartoons, I was introduced to looking at paintings. I began to learn about the language of visual art: not depiction, but the secret language—form, color, symmetry, rhythm. This felt fundamental.

I thought I might give it a go.

There are other secret languages in art, of course, including some I don’t quite grasp. Art, done well, Is a way of twanging the mind, and the mind is infinitely resonant. Who knows what’s coming next? For me it’s mainly the classical ideas of form/color/architecture, plus the paradox of 3-D on a 2-D surface that Cézanne calls attention to.

Working from observation offers an endless variety of visual situations, and has the bonus of requiring prolonged intimate contact with plain stuff—a jar, an apple. I begin by gathering in. I yield to it. Later, I play with what I have harvested, playing the dialogue between the parts.

Sometimes a dynamic equilibrium results—a perpetually self-charging energy source. That’s the goal.

Location: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro