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Date

Region

Category

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Sep
23
2021
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Oct
28
2021

Sculpting Heads In Clay, With Stanton Sears

Sculpting Heads In Clay, With Stanton Sears

INSTRUCTOR: STANTON SEARS
THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 28 (6 CLASSES)
6 – 8:30 P.M.
SVAC Member: $230; Non-Member: $290
Create a life-sized likeness of a partner using recyclable plasticine clay. In the final sessions, we will make a simple mold of a portion of the head to take home.

9/23/21 6:00pm - 10/28/21 8:30pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Oct
28
2021

Christine Triebert and Jon Eastes Present Song of the Sycamore

Christine Triebert and Jon Eastes Present Song of the Sycamore

"Song of the Sycamore,” a collaborative project between photographer Christine Triebert and cellist Zon Eastes, inspired by the pods on a broken branch from a sycamore tree. Triebert made photographs of sycamore pod segments which she shared with Eastes. Together they created a musical score using the pods as notation. Eastes will perform a composition based on the arrangement and repetition of the "pod notes".

10/28/21 5:30pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Oct
28
2021

VSC Writers on the Rise: Nehassaiu deGannes

VSC Writers on the Rise: Nehassaiu deGannes

VSC presents a Writers on the Rise reading series with Nehassaiu deGannes. A daughter of the Caribbean diaspora, Nehassaiu deGannes is a multi-hyphenate actor, poet and maker, recently seen Off-B'way, regionally, internationally and in the Ice-T produced indie feature, Equal Standard. Her pandemic poem "To Find, To Be' was shortlisted for the 2020 Montreal Prize, and her first book-length collection of poems, Music for Exile, debuts February 2021 from Tupelo Press. This event is free, open to the public, and takes place on Zoom.

10/28/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Oct
28
2021

Artist Talk: B. Lynch

Artist Talk: B. Lynch

B. Lynch discusses her exhibit, Pull Back the Curtain, and the creation of the time-bending universe of the Reds and the Greys. Lynch’s art looks at the corrosive effect of income disparity on our society and democracy. She uses puppetry, drawing, painting, linoleum block prints, and digital animation to create precisely rendered, meticulously detailed characters and environments.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available here afterward.

ADMISSION: Free

10/28/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Oct
28
2021

Mali Obomsawin Sextet & Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

Mali Obomsawin Sextet & Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

Next Stage Arts presents:

Mali Obomsawin’s debut compositional suite, Sweet Tooth, weaves together the free-improvised music traditions and those of her Wabanaki community. Centering ancestral reverence, the suite offers a vision of spiritual peace in a world of rage and resistance. Obomsawin, seeking to honor liberation innovators before her, explores colonialism and blood politics through the musical lens of Indigeneity. Mali Obomsawin Sextet features a cast of young leaders in the avant-garde scene including Miriam Elhajli, Savannah Harris, Allison Burik, and Noah Campbell, and mentor Taylor Ho Bynum.

Obomsawin is a bassist, singer, composer and songwriter from Odanak W8banaki Nation. Known for her extensive work in the American folk scene as a bassist and with her trio Lula Wiles (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), Obomsawin draws her influences from a wide range of North-American traditional musics. She is an internationally known artist, having performed and taught across the United States, Canada, and Europe, and her three releases on the Smithsonian label have garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, and Paper Magazine. In 2020 she joined the Indigenous Performance Production, “Welcome To Indian Country,” a show featuring the original content of six Native artists from across the country.

Raised in Wabanaki, Quebecois, blues, and Appalachian folk traditions, Mali was brought into the avant-garde and improvised music community in her teens. This musical upbringing brought her to Berklee College of Music before attending Dartmouth College, where she graduated in 2018. Today, you can find her deftly navigating the indie-rock, avant-garde, and trad music scenes alike as an accompanist and frontwoman. Alongside her work as a musician, Obomsawin is a journalist and organizer in the racial, environmental justice, and #LandBack movements.

The Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth is a musical collective that is centered around bringing Jazz, Black American Music, and Creative Music to the Upper Valley and beyond. Working with a wide variety of artists, styles, and periods in the jazz tradition, the Coast strives to be a community dedicated to the cultivation of joy and sonic expression. Whether playing classic big band pieces or more contemporary creations, the band consistently blends past and present traditions into every note. With over 100 years of history, the Coast is likely the world’s longest continuously-running college jazz ensemble.

Under the direction of Taylor Ho Bynum, the Coast has recently explored repertoire ranging from Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Carla Bley and Charles Mingus, to new works and world premieres by Bynum and his contemporaries like Mary Halvorson and Kris Davis. In addition to collaborating with Mali Obomsawin’s sextet for a massive two-band finale, the band will be celebrating its pandemic-era release “Lookin’ Forward . . .” – a collection of highlights from the previous four years, available on vinyl, or free digital audio and video versions.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for entry to indoor shows. Masks required while inside the venue.

10/28/21 7:00pm

Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney

Sep
15
2021
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Oct
30
2021

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rock Solid
September 15 - October 30, 2021
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures crafted from granite. (Rock Solid is on view in the SPA main floor gallery.)

There are also 4 additional shows on view at SPA and 1 SPA show on view at our neighbor, the AR Market. SPA is a working art center with contemporary art exhibits, artist studios, and a classroom for educational activities. For info, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

SPA Hours: Wed. – Fri: 11:30AM-5PM, Sat: 11:30AM-4PM, and by appt.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Oct
28
2021
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Oct
30
2021

Orphan Muses by Michel Marc Bouchard

Orphan Muses by Michel Marc Bouchard

1965. A house on top of a hill. An isolated village in Québec, Canada. Three sisters and their brother are reunited for the first time in many years. The reason for the reunion: the imminent return of their mother, who abandoned them twenty years earlier, leaving the town in the amorous arms of her Spanish lover. After her departure, the older siblings rewrote the family history to protect Isabelle, who was seven-years old at the time. Fantasy replaced reality. But today, as the orphans await the mother’s return, Isabelle will demand to know the truth. A tragicomedy about loss, family secrets, love, and the power of the imagination.

Tickets: $15 public, $10 Middlebury faculty/staff, alumni, and emeriti; $8 youth; $5 Middlebury College students. Vaccinations and masks required.

10/28/21 7:30pm - 10/30/21 11:59pm

Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre, Middlebury

Sep
3
2021
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Oct
31
2021

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography

Vaune Trachtman’s NOW IS ALWAYS is the Inaugural exhibit for the Grand
Re-opening of Vermont Center of Photography. September 3 – Oct 31, 2021
22 High Street #205 (enter on Green street)
Brattleboro Vermont

Opening reception: Sept 3, 5-8pm (in person)
Artist Talk: Sept 15, 2021 5:30 (in person)

Statement:
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.

Bio:
Vaune Trachtman is a photographer and printmaker whose work honors the methods and tones of historic processes, but without the toxic chemicals. Formerly a master printer of silver gelatin prints and asphaltum-based photogravures, she began to feel that her immune-system was being compromised by those processes. She now makes gravures with little more than light and water. Her images explore the evanescence of dreams and memory— a “fleeting, wondrous, sacred habitation” (Collier Brown, Od Review).

Vaune was born in Philadelphia and attended the Tyler School of Art and Marlboro College. She received her M.A. from New York University and The International Center for Photography. She worked in the imaging department of TIME Inc. for many years. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Now is Always is presented by the Vermont Center of Photography and has additional support from the Vermont Arts Council, NEA and the Tusen Takk Foundation. This series was started while in residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Image info:
Reverie 2021
From the NOW IS ALWAYS series.
Photopolymer gravure with surface roll.
28” X 34” / Edition of 6

9/3/21 5:30pm - 10/31/21 11:59pm

Vermont Center of Photography 22 High Street #205 Brattleboro Vermont, Brattleboro

Oct
1
2021
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Oct
31
2021

Christine Triebert Retrospective, 1990 - 2021

Christine Triebert Retrospective, 1990 - 2021

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents a 30 year retrospective of photographs by Christine Triebert, with opening and Artist Reception on Gallery Walk Friday, October 1. The exhibit runs through October 31. Also scheduled for October 28,"The Song of the Sycamore” a collaborative project between photographer Christine Triebert and cellist Zon Eastes, inspired by the pods on a broken branch from a sycamore tree found in the woods, .
Creative and always experimenting, Triebert is a three-time recipient of an international Golden Light Award for photographic excellence. Many of her images have been licensed by major publishers in the US and Europe including Graphique de France; Boston and Paris; Aperture, NY; and The Art Group, UK.

“My work is primarily informed by the natural world. For many years I worked in traditional black and white landscape, photographing the quiet places of rural and coastal New England. In recent years my focus has shifted to looking at nature more abstractly, especially the shapes and forms of organic life I find near my Vermont home."

10/1/21 5:00pm - 10/31/21 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Oct
27
2021
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Oct
31
2021

UVM Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Blue Window"

UVM Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Blue Window"

A mirror for our times "Blue Window" takes place in five separate apartments in New York City in 1984 and invites us into the lives of seven humans in search of something. We meet each character as they are getting ready for a dinner party. The play's title refers to an expansive blue sky visible through an open window. A blue sky is associated with trust, loyalty, confidence, bravery, and faith all of which can encourage us to take the leap to engage in life and with those around us. Ultimately, "Blue Window" asks what is it that holds us back and prevents us from moving forward with others in our lives, and what is it that makes us feel safe and open to new possibilities.

The Royall Tyler Theatre, University of Vermont, Burlington

Aug
5
2021
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Nov
1
2021

Shelter Cultivation Project

Shelter Cultivation Project

The Burlington-based Shelter Cultivation Project is celebrating the culmination of its year-long collaborative arts project with a gallery exhibition and pop-up shop starting Thursday, August 5 at the Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington, Vt. The show and shop will run through November 1. The Opening reception on August 5 is open to the public from 6-8 pm. The Exhibition & Pop Up Shop are open daily from 8 am - 3 pm (closed Sundays).

The Shelter Cultivation Project was started by local artist Shawn Dumont at the start of the COVID pandemic as a way to connect artists during an isolating time, with the overall goal of strengthening the broader arts community in Vermont. The response from artists was so strong that the project quickly expanded its reach throughout the northeast and even internationally.

8/5/21 6:00pm - 11/1/21 3:00pm

Karma Bird House Gallery, 47 Maple Street, Burlington

Oct
4
2021
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Nov
1
2021

Preschool Ballet Mix

Preschool Ballet Mix

INSTRUCTORS: JESSICA DILLON
MONDAYS, OCTOBER 4- NOVEMBER 1
9 – 9:45 A.M.
$50 for the series or $15 per class, paid directly to Jessica
A unique and fun dance class that mixes ballet technique with modern dance and mindfulness.

Register by emailing Jessica at: jdillon.youbeyou@gmail.com

10/4/21 9:00am - 11/1/21 9:45am

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Aug
6
2021
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Nov
5
2021

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

Erika Somogyi: Luminous Bloom

A solo exhibition of atmospheric watercolors that blend figuration and abstraction to convey the peaceful enjoyment and contemplation of the natural world and the different sensorial qualities of energy such as sound, the flowing and crashing of water, air and heat.
Exhibition Opening 5pm Friday, August 6th. Open during events and by Appointment.

Erika Somogyi's compositions include portions of the female figure set within interlacing patterns. Young women appear in various actions in nature--reading in a garden, bird watching, listening to the sound of an emptied conch, and peering through the openings in a latticework fence. Dragonflies, butterflies, and species of flowers (poppies, daffodils, roses, and forsythia) are inspired by photographs Somogyi takes in Brooklyn of her flower garden, her childrens' excitement of viewing insects through a magnifying glass, and the unexpected appearance of wildlife in New York during the pandemic. Other elements capture memories of family camping trips at the seaside, lighting candles by a fire, playing cards, or cooling off with a handmade paper fan. Rectangular playing cards spiral like the roundness of a shell, and cascade like waterfalls. The peaceful enjoyment of the natural world, contemplation, spirituality, and calm, lend a feel of relaxation to each scene.

Somogyi uses a layered approach to creating her compositions. Starting with an under drawing, she chooses a particular set of colors to wash over the surface of the paper that she then joins with abstract patterns comprised of repeated lines and waves. From this imagery, Somogyi defines the figurative aspects of her work with paint--flowers, cards, hands, and the faces of her subjects. At times her linear patterns bend into the outline of a woman's face in profile, reverberating in space. Other times her repeated waves suggest a gaze into an endless sea, the sensorial qualities of flowing and crashing water, and different forms of energy such as air, sound, and heat.

Artist Bio:
Erika Somogyi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in New City, New York in 1977 and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Her solo and two-artist exhibitions include 'Erika Somogyi: Reawakening,' Kristen Lorello, New York, NY, 'Violet Dawn Love Song,' Monya Rowe, New York, NY, 'Alix Smith / Erika Somogyi,' Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy, and 'Nature's Rituals and Mistaken Identities,' Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Essex Flowers, New York, NY, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY, Griffith Moon, Santa Monica, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA, among other venues.

8/6/21 5:00pm - 11/5/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro

Oct
1
2021
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Nov
5
2021

Calling From the Moonlight, a group exhibition

Calling From the Moonlight, a group exhibition

October is the Moon’s month. The moon, a seductive orb that speaks to our soul, we marvel at its shape shifting ability. Just saying the word “moonlight” out loud can throw us into a mystical reverie, hum tunes, or cause us to reminisce or romanticize; it inspires us to dream, imagine, and create. Artists were invited to submit work with themes on the moon, harvest, and dreaming.

Participating artists from NH, VT, MA, CA: Jane Ashley, Barbara Bartlett, Jim Bellisle, Dan Brenton, Linda Bryan, Sapira Cheuk, Anne Cogbill Rose, Elizabeth D’Amico, Greg Gorman, Deborah Hanson, Cindy Heath, Margaret Lampe Kannenstine, TylerAnn Mack, Elizabeth Mayor, Elizabeth Meyersohn, Dorothea Osborn, Travis Paige, Kathryn Peterson, Evelyn Roberts, Rebecca Rolke, Adele Sanborn, Kathy Stark, Heather Stearns, Laura Tafe, Karla Van Vliet, Samantha Wiebkin, Arthur Zorn

Image: Thetford Forest Bathing, Kathryn Peterson

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

Sep
9
2021
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Nov
7
2021

Land & Light & Water & Air

Land & Light & Water & Air

Bryan Memorial Gallery is pleased to present its annual signature exhibition Land and Light and Water and Air, featuring traditional New England landscape paintings by over 70 Member artists, shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery. Land and Light and Water and Air carries on the tradition of artists who have come to Vermont to paint for over 100 years. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday, September 9 and concludes on Sunday, November 7.

The artist roundtable and reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, September 12 beginning at 1pm. The awards, including the Alden Bryan Medal and the Charles Movalli Medal, will be announced at that time. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
9
2021
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Nov
7
2021

Let Us Introduce You

Let Us Introduce You

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Let Us Introduce You, an exhibition of artwork from five established artists who have not shown at the Gallery before. This year’s artists include Jane Ashley, Amy Hook-Therrien, Lisa Miceli, Jen Violette, and Liane Whittum. This exhibition will be shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Middle Room Gallery.

The exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, September 9, and concludes on November 7.

An artist roundtable and reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, September 12 at 1pm. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
30
2021
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Nov
11
2021

Story Walks & Art Together

Story Walks & Art Together

INSTRUCTORS: SVAC STAFF AND GUESTS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
10 – 11 A.M.
SVAC Member: FREE; Non-member: $5
Ages 2 – 6

Preschoolers and homeschoolers, come explore the fall at SVAC! Join us for art projects inspired by children, the Stroup Family Sculpture Park, the gallery exhibitions and the seven book walks scattered around this 100-acre campus. Please register in advance. SVAC offers Story Walks & Art Together each Thursday from September 30 – November 11.

9/30/21 10:00am - 11/11/21 11:00am

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Oct
8
2021
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Nov
12
2021

Artist Critique Group, 8 × ONE, Exhibition title: WHAT YOU GET IS WHAT YOU SEE

Artist Critique Group, 8 × ONE, Exhibition title: WHAT YOU GET IS WHAT YOU SEE

PAINTINGS BY VT and NH artists: KATE CONE, CHARLES DEPUY, DAVID FISK, JIM JORDAN, RACHEL JORDAN, ANNE COGBILL ROSE, JONATHAN ROSE, JOSEPH SAGINOR.
8 x ONE is an artist critique group, founded in 2002, Through long-term analysis of forms and themes, the group encourages one another to explore, refine, and intensify their individual direction. Their use of AVA’s studio spaces allows for a commitment to practice and a supportive environment for synergistic, artistic development.
OCT 8–NOV 12, OPENING RECEPTION: FRI, OCT 8, 5 –7 PM
GROUP DISCUSSION IN-PERSON AND VIA ZOOM*: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 5– 6 PM

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

Jun
17
2021
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Nov
13
2021

Meleko Mokgosi: Scripto-visual, a solo exhibition

Meleko Mokgosi: Scripto-visual, a solo exhibition

Scripto-visual, a neologism that comes from the combination of image and textual work, is a continuation of Meleko Mokgosi’s investigations regarding the links between these two elements in relation to the politics of representation. The artist will present a set of small and large works that are paired with different kinds of text; from poems to theoretical texts that deal with a variety of topics ranging from history to issues about the daily-lived experiences of particular sections of the population both in the United States and in southern Africa.

The Social Revolution of Our Time Cannot Take Its Poetry from the Past but Only from the Poetry of the Future, VIII, 2019
(Image rights courtesy of the Aaron Siskind Foundation.)

90 Pond Road, Stowe, 05672, Stowe

Aug
1
2021
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Nov
22
2021

Artist Call : Boynes Emerging Artist Award 5th edition

Artist Call : Boynes Emerging Artist Award 5th edition

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international, independent artist run online award. We provide a platform for talented artists worldwide to showcase and get rewarded for their incredible works.

Emerging artists worldwide are welcome to submit all visual 2D & 3D mediums ie Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture. There is no set theme. For a detailed look at our Rules and definition of an "emerging artist", please visit our website.

Our 5th Edition brings our 1st Place winner $4,000 USD cash, $250 in art supplies from Blick Art Materials, a published interview, long term access to the BEAA marketing team as well as social & digital marketing. You can find a complete breakdown of our prize pool on our website.


Jurors

Fares Micue
Pavel Sokov
Denisa Prochazka
Iris Scott
Carina Francioso
Miriam Innes
Lorette C Luzajic

Entry Fee [Early Bird 15% OFF]

3 images $45, 5 images $60, 8 images $88,10 images $100

Prize summary:
$7000 in cash prizes, $250 Blick Art Materials, published articles, marketing team

8/1/21 12:00am - 11/22/21 11:55pm

Online, Statewide

Oct
5
2021
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Nov
23
2021

Advanced Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

Advanced Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

INSTRUCTOR: THOM WILLIAMS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
(MEETS EVERY TUESDAY FOR 8 WEEKS)
4 – 5:30 P.M.
SVAC Member: $140; Non-member: $170
Ages: 16+
This is a free-form advanced photography class spanning 8 weeks. Every time this is offered it is different BUT every time it will push you into areas of photography you may have never considered exploring. The goal of this course is to keep you growing and can be taken multiple times by students that desire a group learning and critique environment.

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

10/5/21 4:00pm - 11/23/21 5:30pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center ONLINE, Manchester

Sep
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

Oct
21
2021
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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

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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