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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Nov
15
2018

15th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase

15th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase
Description:

24 live performances all in one day...where else can you get that opportunity? A new performance every 10 minutes; children's performers and adult/family performers too. Musicians, bands, magic, comedy, juggling, storytelling and more. 15th Anniversary Special - 2 audience registrations for the price of one.

Time: 11/15/18 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Lake Morey Resort, Colchester
Nov
15
2018

Music @ The Cafe: Schiller & Schiller Father and Son Blues Duo

Music @ The Cafe: Schiller & Schiller Father and Son Blues Duo Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Meet up with friends for a bite and a beer and enjoy Vermont’s diverse music scene, every other Thursday in HCA’s Cafe. Treat your ears to the sounds of local musicians while savoring tantalizing dishes inspired by food-makers from across the Northeast Kingdom. There’s no cover, Hill Farmstead is always on tap, and there is a diverse selection of wines, cocktails, and other beverages. As cooler temps set in, come and keep warm in the Cafe and enjoy the best of the Kingdom.
No cover.

Time: 11/15/18 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Nov
15
2018

SoundCheck

SoundCheck Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

SoundCheck returns on November 15! Young Writers Project and Burlington City Arts partner to offer a teen writing workshop and open mic. It's a fun, friendly writing group led by YWP artistic director Rajnii Eddins. Open to all, 12-18, to write and share spoken word. A warm welcome to new writers. There's always pizza and it's free!

Time: 11/15/18 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Nov
15
2018

SOUNDCHECK BY YOUNG WRITERS PROJECT

SOUNDCHECK BY YOUNG WRITERS PROJECT
Description:

Join Slam Poet and Artistic Director Rajnii Eddins with Young Writers Project for a Writing Workshop and Open Mic at Burlington City Arts. It's FREE! Open to all! The writing workshop is at 6 p.m., and Open Mic begins at 7 p.m. SoundCheck is held on Thursdays, once a month, until April 18, 2019.

To find out more about SoundCheck and other events at Young Writers Project, contact rajnii@youngwritersproject.org.

Time: 11/15/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Nov
15
2018

New Chinese Acrobats

New Chinese Acrobats
Description:

Tickets: $36 general admission, students are free
Ticket prices do not include any applicable fees or sales taxes.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

Created in association with the world-famous Cirque Eloize company, The New Chinese Acrobats represent the next step in the evolution of acrobatic companies from the East. Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. With performers selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging, the show includes award-winning acts from prestigious world-class events including Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris.

Time: 11/15/18 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Northern Vermont University-Stannard Gymnasium 1001 College Road, Lyndonville
Nov
15
2018

New Chinese Acrobats

New Chinese Acrobats
Description:

Created in association with the world-famous Cirque Eloize company, The New Chinese Acrobats represent the next step in the evolution of acrobatic companies from the East. Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. With performers selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging, the show includes award-winning acts from prestigious world-class events including Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris.

Time: 11/15/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Northern Vermont University: Lyndon, Lyndon
Nov
15
2018

Author Event with Robin MacArthur

Author Event with Robin MacArthur
Description:

The Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop are thrilled to host an event with Vermont author, Robin MacArthur. Robin will read from her best-selling book, Heart Spring Mountain. There will be opportunities for questions and book signing. Copies of Robin's books will be available for sale at the event.

Time: 11/15/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Bennington Free Library, Bennington
Nov
15
2018

Vermont Cartoonist Laureate talks Koren: In the Wild

Vermont Cartoonist Laureate talks Koren: In the Wild
Description:

Join Ed Koren for a talk on his new book, Koren: In the Wild, a collection of cartoons from The New Yorker cartoonist Edward Koren, on country life, exurbanites, locals, and the ironies of living in the boonies. Koren has deep roots in both New York City and Vermont, where he lives with his family and has been a member of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years. In 2007, he received The Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and served a three-year term as Vermont’s second Cartoonist Laureate.

Time: 11/15/18 7:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to once again offer the wildly successful on-line auction through https://www.Biddingowl/BryanMemorialGallery. At the site you will also see that this year a raffel of Julie Baker Albright's Blue Plums in Red Pan is being offerred. Come join the fun and see what wonders may be yours. Bidding ends at 5:00 November17th, at which time winners will be notified.

Time: 10/20/18 10:00am - 11/17/18 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Second Annual On Line Art Auction

Second Annual On Line Art Auction
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery announces its Second Annual On Line Auction with over sixty paintings donated. Proceeds benefit our exhibition and education programs. The auction goes live Saturday, October 20th and bidding takes place through Saturday November 17, 2018. The raffle of "Golden Fruit and Flowers, an oil still life painting by Julie Baker Albright of Essex VT is included in the menu of on line choices. The hosting venue, www.biddingowl.com is easy to use, and is a trsted fundraising partner. Bids taken from Saturday, October 20th through Saturday November 17th.

Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Nov
15
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Essex High School Presents "BIG FISH"

Essex High School Presents "BIG FISH"
Description:

Essex High School’s annual Fall Musical returns November 15 - November 18th with “Big Fish”, 2013’s broadway hit based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton.

After 2018’s tremendous production of the weighty “Les Misérables”, Director Aly Perry has opted for another larger-than-life production but this one is full of whimsy and suspended belief. “Big Fish” tells the tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads an extraordinary life—according to the stories he tells his son, Will. But Will, now getting married and expecting a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Along the way we meet witches, mermaids, giants and a whole circus of characters in this 2h 15m family-friendly production.

Featuring a cast of 43 talented student actors, and a crew of 25, this show will take audiences on a magical journey from fiction to fact and back again, exploring themes of family, life, death and forgiveness.

“Big Fish” plays at Essex High School on November 15th, 16th and 17th at 7pm and on November 18th at 2pm. Tickets are on sale in advance online by visiting bit.ly/EHSBigFish and remaining seats will be available at the door; $5 for students/seniors/children, $10 general admission. There is plenty of free onsite parking available. Concessions will be available by donation during intermission. Visit essexhstheater.org for more information.

Time: 11/15/18 7:00pm - 11/17/18 9:30pm
Location: Essex High School, Essex Junction
Oct
5
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s
“Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.

Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer's collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Oct
13
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Fall Member Show

Fall Member Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.

Artwork: Terry Findeisen, "Portrait of a Conversation," watercolor on paper

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Nov
7
2018
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Nov
19
2018

Small Works! Call to Artists!

Small Works! Call to Artists!
Description:

Open to all artists, The Small Works Show welcomes submissions of up to 5 works. All 2D submissions must be 144 sq inches (12 in. x 12 in., for instance) or less (LESS IS MORE! SMALLER PIECES ARE WELCOME!). Note* This size requirement does not include the frame. ALL 3D submissions should be able to fit within a 10" x 10" x 10" imaginary box.
All entries must be accompanied by the submission of an ONLINE ENTRY FORM.
Enter here: https://artistreevt.org/small-works-exhibit.html
Submissions may be dropped off at the gallery any time before the deadline which is:
6pm on Monday Nov 19.
NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE.
(Early submissions are appreciated as they ease some of the administrative pressures)
Exhibit Dates: November 30th - December 22nd
Opening Reception: November 30th at 5:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree, Woodstock
Aug
24
2018
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Nov
24
2018

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract
Description:

Artist Ann Young Exhibits at Catamount Annex Gallery

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract, an exhibition of 39 abstract paintings based on the artist’s observation of the natural world, on view in the Catamount Arts Annex Gallery at the Bread and Butter Café in St. Johnsbury from August 25-November 24, 2018.

Young’s exuberantly colored abstract paintings are enlarged magnified images of common water plants found floating on the surface of May Pond near her home in Barton, Vermont—an artistic celebration of natural color and form. Paddling her kayak, she can see “all of the things that one expects to enjoy on a lovely autumn day. There are the hills, brilliant in their fall colors, the sparkling sky, a loon or maybe two.” But at the shallow end, when the kayak can go no further, Young rejoices in her discovery of water shields (Brasenia scherberi). These small aquatic plants can be found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, but here in Vermont in September and October, they put forth a vivid display of autumn color.

“The leaves are riddled with the trails of leaf miners and spots of decay,” Young writes, which “makes for a stunning array of color and pattern. As I paddle among them, I am dazzled and completely absorbed by the beauty to be found in an unlikely place in an unassuming little plant.” Contemplating every square inch of the surface as a study in abstract pattern and color, Young wondered "who needs art," before realizing that she was the one who needed art as a means “of conveying to other people what I have seen and rejoice in.”

Ann Young is an artist who paints in a variety of styles, but always with plenty of color. A 1969 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Young has taught at Lyndon State College and at the Vermont Clay Center, as well as presented workshops as part of the Vermont Artists in the Public Schools Program. She has exhibited widely—primarily at Soho20 Gallery in New York City, as well as at numerous venues in Vermont including Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury; the Fleming Museum, Burlington; the Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe; River Arts in Morrisville; Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury; T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier; Westbranch Gallery, Stowe; and Whitewater Gallery, East Hardwick. For more information on the artist and her work, see https://www.ann-young.com/about/.

Catamount Arts is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Catamount Arts Gallery is adjacent to two cinema-screening rooms, and is generally open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 8/24/18 12:00am - 11/24/18 12:00am
Location: Bread & Butter Cafe, Saint Johnsbury
Oct
25
2018
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Nov
25
2018

I AM

I AM
Description:

Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future. The exhibition highlights what women contribute toward healing our world, because of their inherent connection to the sanctity of life, and their ability to nurture and protect it, thereby inspiring a legacy of harmony.

Guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, the exhibition features 31 acclaimed women artists of Middle Eastern heritage from 12 countries.

Participating artists include:
Marwa Adel, Rawan Al Adwan, Afsoon, Ahaad Alamoudi, Alia Ali, Boushra Almutawakel, Zena Assi, Shereen Audi, Manal Deeb, Maitha Demithan, Lalla Essaydi, Mariam Ali Fakhro, Taiba Faraj, Faten Gaddes, Azadeh Ghotbi, Nermine Hammam, Hilda Hiary, Carelle Homsy, Lulwa Al Khalifa, Marwa Al Khalifa, Nabeela Al Khayer, Ghada Khunji, Annie Kurkdjian, Hanaa Malallah, Rania Matar, Raeda Saadeh, Nagla Samir, Soheila Sokhanvari, Mayasa Al Sowaidi, Wijdan, Helen Zughaib

I AM premiered its global tour at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan in May 2017 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. It was then showcased on London’s Trafalgar Square at the historic St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and then in the US at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., The Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming, Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville, TN. Burlington is the last stop on its US tour.

The exhibition is free and all are welcome.

Opening times: Wednesday & Thursday 11:30am - 1:30pm, Saturday Noon -3:00pm, Sunday 10:30am - 1:00pm

Opening Program and Reception: October 25, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm All welcome

Time: 10/25/18 5:00pm - 11/25/18 1:00pm
Location: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington
Sep
7
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Places I Love

Places I Love
Description:

Places I Love is a memoir of paintings and photographs by artist Liz LeServiget. She chronicles her time spent living in Europe and the US in technicolor, including her current home in Montpelier. Artist's reception on Friday, 9/14/18 from 4:30-7 p.m.

Time: 9/7/18 4:30pm - 11/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Moving Still

Moving Still
Description:

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Moving Still, a solo exhibit of new work from Pamela Smith, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, VT.

Smith is a self taught painter based in Bristol, Vermont. She draws from a background in textiles, years of living abroad and studying folk art from around the world, the influence of which is beautifully evident in her work. Smith’s paintings are rich in pattern and floral elements, and exhibit the liberty experienced by an outsider artist who plays with perspectives, dimensions and mediums freely.

On view: October 4th - November 30th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th, 5-8pm

Time: 10/4/18 10:00am - 11/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Sep
21
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES BY ETHAN HUBBARD

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS SEPTEMBER 21 THROUGH DECEMBER 2
For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there.

OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 5:00 PM | RSVP HERE
LIVE STORYTELLING EVENT WITH ETHAN HUBBARD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 7:00 PM

Time: 9/21/18 5:00pm - 12/2/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Oct
26
2018
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Dec
14
2018

Winging It

Winging It
Description:

'WINGING IT': Eco-artist Melanie Brotz presents a series of Bird paintings using materials salvaged from the waste stream (aka trash). A Whimsical Owl section rounds out the show.

Discarded "canvases" including windows, mirrors, boards, and picture frames provided

Time: 10/26/18 9:00am - 12/14/18 4:30pm
Location: Montpelier City Hall Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
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Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous.
Curated by Dian Parker

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Nov
9
2018
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Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
8
2018
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Dec
23
2018

Gems and Giants

Gems and Giants Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual members' exhibit takes on a new aspect this year: SIZE. In a two part Installation, spanning the Main Gallery and the Middle Room, gallery members will submit GEMS and GIANTS. As with Previous GEMS exhibits, these works will be a wonderland of small, affordable, fine artworks for holiday giving. Images will not exceed 8x10, frame included not to exceed 12x14. The GIANTS will be a minimum of 36 inches or more in a single direction. We invite you to come take a trip into the small and the tall.

Time: 11/8/18 11:00am - 12/23/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Nov
8
2018
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Dec
23
2018

Heartbeet Felts

Heartbeet Felts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The joyful felted quilts in this show are found in the middle room of the gallery. The reception is Sunday November 11th from 2-4 PM. Heartbeet Felts is a vibrant life sharing community in Hardwick and Craftsbury that includes adults with developmental diabilities, living in a supportive enviroment.

Time: 11/8/18 11:00am - 12/23/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Nov
13
2018
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Dec
27
2018

CELEBRATE! at Studio Place Arts

CELEBRATE! at Studio Place Arts
Description:

This annual holiday season show involves a diverse selection of fine art and crafts by SPA artists displayed creatively on all three floors of the art center. Expanded hours in December. Visit our website for gallery hours and more info: http://www.studioplacearts.com/

Exhibit Dates: November 13 - December 27, 2018
Reception: November 17, 4-6pm

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre