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Friday, July 20, 2018
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Masks & Action Painting Camp

Masks & Action Painting Camp Vermont Arts 2018
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MASK MAKING AND ACTION PAINTING
July 16th-20th
Ages 5-7
9:00am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)
In the morning campers will design masks and costumes to fit inside of, or fully hide behind. Students will create a video performance of their costumes coming to life on the final day. This detail oriented morning pairs well with its afternoon counterpart of action painting, where the classroom is both inside and out. Students will look at historically relevant and modern abstract artists then create high-action abstract paintings using unlikely materials in unusual ways. Rocks, balloons, straws and more will be used to splash, drip and spin highly textured abstract creations.
Instructor: Robyn Alvin

Time: 7/16/18 9:00am - 7/20/18 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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Painter's Sketchbook Camp

Painter's Sketchbook Camp Vermont Arts 2018
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PAINTER’S SKETCHBOOK
July 16th-20th
Ages 8-11
9:00am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)
Beginning and returning students will explore the world of painting through guided instruction and individual choice. Campers will work from observation and from their imaginations as they learn art elements and principles through practice with a variety of media including pencil, ink, watercolor, pastel and tempera. Young artists will visit local galleries and create both indoors and out as they capture the natural beauty of Stowe.
Instructor: Karen Abbruscato

Time: 7/16/18 9:00am - 7/20/18 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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Starring Me! Digital Media Workshop

Starring Me! Digital Media Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
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STARRING ME! A DIGITAL MEDIA WORKSHOP

July 16th-20th

Ages 12-17

9:00am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Using iPads and computers, students will create a series of multi-media self-portraits by experimenting with selfies, video, digital collage and poetry. Campers will then explore how metaphor, symbols and abstraction add meaning to visual storytelling by creating a movie trailer starring themselves! Online portfolios will be created for each student to showcase their work.
Instructor: Kristina Gosh

Time: 7/16/18 9:00am - 7/20/18 3:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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MakerCamp - Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

MakerCamp - Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
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Intermediate MakerCamp*
VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear
Shelburne, Vermont
for ages 9-13
Unleash Your Inner Rock Star
with littleBits® and KORG®
Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
July 16-20, 2018
Learn electronics with littleBits® with option to take away items you may wish to continue working on at home.
Make a Keytar with littleBits® Synth Kit, a littleBits® electronics kit, “This electronic instrument uses a winning combination of synth modules starting with a keyboard, moving through 2 oscillators, the envelope, the filter, the delay, and ending up with the speaker! Plug in to exterior speakers to rock out super loud!” littleBits® website and video of a Keytar
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
$275 – $295
http://bit.ly/VTSTEAMspace
*NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED
littleBits, the littleBits logo, Delay, Envelope, Filter, Keyboard, Oscillator, Power, Speaker, and Split are trademarks of littleBits Electronics Inc. in the United States.
littleBits® electronics kits.
littleBits Electronics Inc. has offices in New York, New York.
VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear is an independent organization and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by littleBits Electronics Inc.

Time: 7/16/18 9:00am - 7/20/18 3:00pm
Location: VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear, Shelburne
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Vermont Arts Exchange's Outdoor Sculpture Camp

Vermont Arts Exchange's Outdoor Sculpture Camp Vermont Arts 2018
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Instructed by Matthew Perry. $225. The Hadwen Woods make the perfect outdoor studio for this week of camp. Artists who work with natural materials will be our inspiration as we create small models and large-scale works of our own. Exploration of the woods, fields and a nearby waterway will help us create sculpture, as we learn basics of cutting and chopping with various tools while being respectful of the surroundings of this public park. Be prepared to think outside of the box, get messy and have fun!

Time: 7/16/18 10:00am - 7/20/18 4:00pm
Location: The Bennington Museum, Bennington
Jul
20
2018

Marc Berger and Ride

Marc Berger and Ride Vermont Arts 2018
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Marc Berger’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of THE BIG IT, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. Marc has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival and the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His current album, RIDE, is a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the American West. RIDE has had extensive national airplay and terrific reviews and STARBUCKS has licensed it for worldwide in-store airplay. American Roots

Time: 7/20/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Woodstock History Center Back Lawn, Woodstock
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20
2018

Music in the Alley 2nd of 3 events

Music in the Alley 2nd of 3 events
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2018 Music in the Alley Series
Innovative music in an unexpected setting
Hosted by Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop

Join your friends and neighbors on a summer Friday evening for new music, great food, and a deep sense of community. Music in the Alley is one of those unique experiences that make Waterbury great.

Playing Friday, July 20th from 6-9pm is Honeysuckle: This progressive folk act blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, the trio can frequently be found performing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast.

Playing Friday, August 24th from 6-9pm is Parker Shper: Keyboardist and composer Parker Shper hails from the creative music scene of Montreal and New England. His spontaneous approach to music yields surprises each and every performance. Psychedelic soundscapes, minimalist piano drones, growling synthesizers, and percussive elements form a patchwork of compelling melodies and beats.

The 2018 Music in the Alley series is free and open to everyone thanks to the generosity of the Blackback Pub, Bridgeside Books, Edward Jones, Evergreen Gardens of Vermont, KC’s Bagel, Revitalizing Waterbury, Stowe Street Café, Stowe Street Emporium, TURNmusic, WDEV and our incredible Waterbury community.

Time: 7/20/18 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury
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20
2018

George Matthew Jr.

George Matthew Jr. Vermont Arts 2018
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George Matthew Jr., the Carillonneur for both Middlebury College and Norwich University. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 33rd season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

Time: 7/20/18 6:00pm
Location: Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury
Jul
20
2018

Vermont Mozart Festival

Vermont Mozart Festival
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A premier summer classical music festival from July 17 through August 5 featuring the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart led by Michael Dabroski. Featuring accomplished fellowship musicians from around the world. A series of concerts at Shelburne Farms and Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe; chamber music at Hotel Vermont, Burlington Country Club, Sponsored by NBT Bank. July 20, 7 p.m. Shelburne Farms "Coach Barn" | Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra. Program: Divertimento in D, K.136; Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219; French Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417; Divertimento in B flat, K.137. July 21, 7 p.m. "Coach Barn" | Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra. Program: Divertimento in F, K.138; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.364; Ave Verum Corpus, K.618; Symphony No.29 in A, K.201. ? * 50% of concert proceeds to benefit the VT FEED "farm to school" project.

Time: 7/20/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Jul
20
2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream Vermont Arts 2018
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COMEDY MAGIC is coming!!
The Vermont Suitcase Company bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to Main Street Arts.
8 Vermont Raised professional actors come home for a two week Vermont tour of a high energy comic romp! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM features puppet fairies, Clown and Shakespeare trained actors, and costumes that will dazzle. Bring your whole family for this 90 minute belly laugh! Fast, Fun and Affordable!

All actors this year are alumni and teachers of the Get Thee to the Funnery Shakespeare program and the New England Youth Theatre.

Tickets are $12/Adult and $8/Children

Time: 7/20/18 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jul
20
2018

Vermont Pride Theater presents Aunt Jack

Vermont Pride Theater presents Aunt Jack Vermont Arts 2018
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In S.P. Monahan’s raunchy, heartfelt comedy, Norman’s grown a little distant lately. After a sudden series of anxiety attacks, he broke up with his long-time boyfriend Ian and moved clear across the country, leaving his fathers George and Jack in a tizzy. With George – a prominent gay activist – in failing health, Norman has returned home to make things right and to introduce them to his new partner, Andy. Let’s just say she’s not what they expected…..
After each performance there will be a talkback between the audience and performers, followed by a reception in the gallery.
General admission: Adults $20 in advance, $22 at the door, 3 play pass available for $50; students $15 in advance, $17 at the door
Tickets: 802-728-6464 beginning July 10, or online anytime at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 7/20/18 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
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20
2018

Session Americana at Next Stage

Session Americana at Next Stage
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Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk/roots-rock band Session Americana at Next Stage on Friday, July 20 at 7:30 pm. Featuring Boston-based, multi-instrumentalists and singers Ry Cavanaugh, Billy Beard, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting and Jefferson Hamer, plus a rotating collective of guest musicians, the band's raucous live shows are built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns.

Blending vintage American roots music styles - from country to jazz to rock - Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag."

Session Americana has toured worldwide, performing at festivals from Ramblin' Roots in the Netherlands to Strawberry Music in California to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and on TV and radio shows such as Music City Roots (Nashville) and Mountain Stage (NPR). Band members come from diverse musical backgrounds, having played with artists such as Patty griffin, Josh Ritter and The J. Geils Band.

"Session Americana has developed into a traveling medicine show which eschews snake oil in favor of an ongoing grail quest for the perfect collaborative experience." - Hot Press Ireland

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 Advance / $24 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney. For more information, visit www.sessionamericana.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.

Time: 7/20/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill, Putney
Jul
20
2018

Opera North

Opera North Vermont Arts 2018
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Tickets: $40 | $30 | $20 | $15
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Get a sneak peek at Opera North’s coming attractions when their core company illuminates the Main Stage in an exciting showcase. Join us in the Café for dinner (be sure to make your reservation in advance!) before the talented Resident Artists of Opera North present highlights from their 2018 season featuring opera and musical theatre favorites.

Time: 7/20/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jul
20
2018

Yellow Barn Concert | July 20

Yellow Barn Concert | July 20 Vermont Arts 2018
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Shulamit Ran (b.1949) Moon Songs (2011)
Lucy Shelton, soprano; Rosie Gallagher, flute/piccolo; Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello; Alice Chenyang Xu, piano
Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Violin Sonata No.2, Sz.76 (1922)
Mélanie Clapiès, violin; Pedro Borges, piano
György Kurtág (b.1926) 12 Microludes for String Quartet, Op.13 (Hommage à Mihály András) (1977)
Donald Weilerstein, Zenas Hsu, violins; Yitong Guo, viola; Edvard Pogossian, cello
Intermission
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.25 (1941)
Harriet Langley, YuEun Kim, violin; Tegen Davidge, viola; Sein Lee, cello
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Arias and Barcarolles (1988)
Melanie Henley Heyn, soprano; William Sharp, baritone; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, EunAe Lee, piano four-hands

Time: 7/20/18 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Big Barn, Putney
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ART SHOW “NATURE vs CULTURE”

ART SHOW “NATURE vs CULTURE”
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In styles ranging from classical to abstract, and from realism to impressionism, artists present the world around us in a fresh light, exploring the dynamic relationship between the natural world and humankind. The exhibiting artists for 2018 are Gerry Bergstein (feature artist), Gail Boyajian (feature artist), Matt Brown, Jennifer Brown, Dierdre Dennis, Jo Levasseur, Rae Newell, Andy Newman, Jacqueline C. Overstreet, Mary Louise Pierson, Kate Reeves, Stephanie Reininger, Sherry St. Germaine and Lynn VanNatta.

This event sponsored by Alicia Willette, DDS, Bushway Insurance Agency and Chippers Lawn & Tree Care.

Location:
Morrill Homestead Carriage Barn Gallery
214 Morrill Memorial Highway
Strafford, VT 05072

Cost: Included with $6.00 general admission to historic house & exhibits

Email: director@morrillhomestead.org
Phone: 802-765-4288

Time: 7/7/18 10:00am - 7/22/18 5:00pm
Location: Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford
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4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL

4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL Vermont Arts 2018
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The New York Times features the 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL as one of 15 summer favorites! Read more here: http://bit.ly/NYT15SummerFestivals

This summer, Vermonters take the lead in honoring The Four Freedoms when THE MILL hosts the first annual 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠. Inspired by his Arlington neighbors, Norman Rockwell captured the essence of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear in simple everyday scenes. The FESTIVAL not only celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous oil series’ original printing in The Saturday Evening Post, but also recognizes the current relevance of these 4 essential human rights in 2018.
“These works of art, created three quarters of a century ago right here in Arlington, are as relevant today as they were when they were first painted” said producer Joshua Sherman. “The Festival celebrates all that is just and good in our society. I am extremely proud of the entire Festival – and I am thrilled to present the musical Perfect Picture.”

Festival Headline:
PERFECT PICTURE - The musical, inspired by the life of Norman Rockwell and his quest to paint the Four Freedoms, is the centerpiece of the month long 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠. A Broadway cast and production team will bring Rockwell’s story to the stage of the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center.

THE STORY: In 1942, illustrators enjoyed celebrity status – and Norman Rockwell was a superstar. He was too old to enlist, but still wanted to do his part, so he volunteered his services to The War Department to paint a series of posters inspired by F.D.R.’s Four Freedoms Speech. Despite his fame, Rockwell was flat-out rejected. They told him: “In the last war, we used illustrators like you. This time around, we want fine arts men. You know… real artists.” Using this episode as a framework, the musical PERFECT PICTURE explores Rockwell’s life, loves, insecurities, and resilience.

4-Time TONY AWARD Nominee, Randy Skinner (Broadway’s 42nd Street, Dames at Sea, State Fair, White Christmas) directs and choreographs the musical, which juxtaposes the extraordinary story of Rockwell’s quest to create the iconic 4 Freedoms suite (which ultimately helped win World War II) with a portrait of the artist and his life, which was anything but a perfect picture.

TONY and EMMY AWARD Winner Lillias White (Cy Coleman’s The Life, Dreamgirls, Sesame Street) stars as “Amy the Wild Woman” who taught Rockwell his creed: “Don’t show life the way it really is, but how folks want it to be.”

The cast also includes OLIVIER AWARD Nominee Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins, Travesties); Sara Esty (An American in Paris, Beast in the Jungle); Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea); and Jeremy Benton (Cagney, 42nd Street). Additional cast members to be announced shortly.

Book by Eileen Bluestone Sherman with Music & Lyrics by the EMMY AWARD Winning “Bluestone Sisters” (Gail C. Bluestone & Eileen Bluestone Sherman). Musical Direction by Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz). Musical Arrangements by Sam Willmott with additional Dance Arrangements by Rob Berman. Scenic Design by William
John Aupperlee. Costume and Lighting Design by Ken Mooney. Press Representative: Keith Sherman & Associates. Sponsorship Consultant: The Erlick Group. Legal Consultant: The Law Offices of J.J Sherman, P.C.

This is a co-production between Joshua Sherman Productions and THE MILL.
PERFECT PICTURE will be presented at Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)’s Arkell Pavilion on Friday, July 20th at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 21st, at 3:00pm; and Saturday, July 21st at 7:30pm. Ticket Sales are open now. Please visit the FESTIVAL website with questions or to purchase tickets: https://www.TheMillVT.com/4freedomsfestival
In addition to PERFECT PICTURE, the first annual 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠ Official Schedule of Events follows. Updates will be shared on the FESTIVAL’s official website: https://www.TheMillVT.com/4freedomsfestival

CREATE 4 FREEDOM℠ Contest
January 6, 2018 marked the 77th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech. In honor of that historic declaration, the 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠ and THE MILL launched their first festival initiative, focused on arts education and engaging today’s youth. The CREATE 4 FREEDOM℠ Contest encourages 9th – 11th grade students to choose one of The Four Freedoms (Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, or Freedom from Fear) and create a new work of art that expresses how and why that freedom is relevant in 2018. In addition to a cash prize, the winning work will be published by Mountain Media.

Saturday, July 7. 2018, 11:00am
THE ROCKWELL MODELS REUNION
Norman Rockwell's "kid" models are no longer kids, but their mischievous humor and charm are more present than ever. This special gathering will take place at Arlington Memorial High School from 11:00am-2:00pm. The models will share stories of their time in Rockwell's studio and reflect on their youth in Arlington, Vermont.

The location for this year's reunion carries extra significance as selected by the reunion organizers. Arlington’s high school burned to the ground in November of 1940. In January of 1941, an emergency town meeting was held to debate whether or not to re-build what stands today as Arlington Memorial High School. Rockwell attended the Town Hall meeting and witnessed his neighbor standing up and exercising his Freedom of Speech. He was inspired to create the first of his four iconic Four Freedoms paintings.

A presentation by local art historian Don Trachte, Jr. is scheduled to take place at the high school's MACK Performing Arts Center from 11:00am-12:30pm. In keeping with tradition, The Arlington Lions Club will again prepare a fundraising barbecue luncheon at the high school immediately following the models reunion presentation from 12:30pm-2:00pm. This event is open to the public and subject to limited seating.
Saturday, July 7, 2018

NORMAN ROCKWELL AND THE ARLINGTON ARTISTS
Arlington was home for many well-known painters, musicians and writers during the 20th century. Among the most famous was Norman Rockwell. Collectively, Rockwell, Mead Schaeffer, John Atherton, George Hughes and Gene Pelham painted more than 275 Saturday Evening Post covers and illustrations. This exhibit chronicles the work of these artists and the community they created – acting as their own critics and models while becoming close friends. Exhibit dates are June 30 through August 18, 2018 at The Canfield Gallery at the Martha Canfield Memorial Library in Arlington, VT.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:00 pm
VICTORY GARDENS PAST & PRESENT
The Bennington Garden Club welcomes regional farms to speak to both avid and amateur gardeners. This special FESTIVAL event highlights Freedom from Want; supporting the practice of growing one’s own food and supporting Vermont's farm-to-table heritage. The Club will revisit the purpose of Victory Gardens in American history and the advantages of growing a modern day Victory Garden. This speaking engagement takes place at The Bennington Museum at 7:00pm in the Paresky Education Center.

Friday, July 13, 2018
CHALLENGES 4 FREEDOM℠ Exhibition
Author, innovator, and educator Dorothy Canfield Fisher stated, “The Vermont tradition grapples energetically with the basic problem of human conduct... how to reconcile the needs of the group... with the craving for individual freedom.” Inspired by this quote, world-renowned illustration expert, Roger Reed, will curate a special “pop-up” exhibition at The Bennington Museum focusing on the delicate balance of individual liberty and community responsibility. The exhibition will feature original works by the Arlington illustrators (Rockwell, Atherton, Pelham, Schaeffer, and Hughes) as well as other celebrated artists. The exhibition concludes on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Friday July 20, 2018, 4:00pm
RING 4 FREEDOM℠
A full weekend of FESTIVAL events between Manchester, Arlington, and Bennington commences at 4:00pm EST with the first ever state-wide RING 4 FREEDOM℠. Town and Church Bells will ring across the state of Vermont for 4 minutes to recognize and celebrate The 4 Freedoms. Vermonters and visitors are encouraged to record the RING 4 FREEDOM℠ celebrations in their towns with short videos; using the FESTIVAL’s official hashtag #4freedomsfestival.

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 noon
TRIBUTE 4 FREEDOM℠
At 12:00 noon, Freedom of Speech and Freedom from Fear will be celebrated with a patriotic and inspiring ceremony at The Factory Point Town Green in Manchester. The community will pay tribute to the brave men and women currently serving in our military, the veterans who have fought for our country, and the war heroes who have fallen fighting for our FREEDOM.
The TRIBUTE 4 FREEDOM℠ ceremony will celebrate Vermont’s Motto of “Freedom and Unity”. The Winners of the CREATE 4 FREEDOM℠ Contest will be publicly recognized. There is no cost to attend this event.

Given Norman Rockwell’s long association with The Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scout Troops from Arlington and neighboring towns are partnering with the FESTIVAL to place over 2,000 American flags, lining the perimeter of the Factory Point Town Green.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
ARLINGTON 4 FREEDOM℠
For those seeking a festive outdoor celebration, don’t miss a chance to celebrate our local heroes with the 65th Annual Arlington Fire Company Carnival. Enjoy a Chili cook off and evening fireworks!

The Carnival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the local fire company. Venue: Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, 2018 at the Arlington Recreational Park.

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00pm
PRAY 4 FREEDOM℠The 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠ closes the weekend’s events with an interfaith ceremony at Norman Rockwell’s home and studio in West Arlington, Vermont at 1:00pm. The event brings together spiritual and religious leaders, with a non-denominational focus on Freedom of Worship. FESTIVAL organizers join regional interfaith leaders in their commitment to Grateful Hearts, community food cupboards and local food banks, by encouraging all participants to donate food, upholding Freedom from Want.
Grateful Hearts, an all-volunteer not for profit gleans produce from local farms and culled produced from grocery shelves to create meals that nourish and energize the hungry in our greater community. Meals are distributed through school backpack programs and local Community Food Cupboards. The interfaith community, concerned citizens, farmers, local businesses and not-for-profit organizations have come together to support the Grateful Hearts mission to provide local food for local hunger. In 2017, Grateful Hearts produced over 30,000 meals from food that would otherwise have gone to waste.

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 pm
PRICE FOR FREEDOM film screening
THE MILL is pleased to announce a special screening of the film, Price for Freedom, produced by Arlington resident and TONY AWARD nominee Roger Cooper at the Manchester Community Library. Price for Freedom was awarded Best Picture at the prestigious Palm Beach International Film Festival in 2017. Based on the true story and best-selling novel by Dr. Marc Benhuri, Price for Freedom depicts his attempt to counter oppression after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The film will be shown at 3:00pm in the Hunter Room. Due to limited seating, reservations are encouraged in advance. Reserve your seat on the FESTIVAL’s official website: https://www.themillvt.com/4freedomsfestival

As there is no charge for admission, donations to support THE MILL will be accepted at the door.

Time: 7/7/18 11:00am - 7/22/18 2:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont, Manchester
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22
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Whipping Man

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Whipping Man Vermont Arts 2018
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The Whipping Man • Oldcastle veteran Matthew Lopez's extraordinary play about redemption and forgiveness, the lasting scars of slavery and the responsibility that comes with freedom. Set during the American Civil War, the New York Times calls the play, "vivid and emotionally potent, Haunting, striking and powerful:'

Evening Performances Wednesday - Sunday @ 7:30 pm
Matinees Thursday, Sunday and First Saturday @ 2pm

Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
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28
2018

Water Is Life

Water Is Life Vermont Arts 2018
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A mixed medium group show devoted to the complexities and beauty of water in our lives. During this show the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is collaborating with the Passumpsic Valley Land Trust, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of the Passumpsic River.
On July 20th at 6:00PM there will be a talk by noted author, organic soil advocate, and PVLT Board member Grace Gershuny at the Guild.

Location: Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Saint Johnsbury
Jul
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28
2018

Fun Home

Fun Home Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The groundbreaking new musical.
Book by Lisa Kron. Music by Jeanine Tesori.
Meet acclaimed graphic novelist Alison Bechdel at three different stages in her life as she grows and tries to understand her family, her sexuality, and her father’s secret desires. A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes

Ticket Price: $47. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
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28
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Alison Bechdel Exhibit & Book Signing

Alison Bechdel Exhibit & Book Signing
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In conjunction with our July production of FUN HOME, and with support from the Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont, a condensed installation of Alison Bechdel’s exhibit “Self-Confessed!” will be on display at Manchester Community Library from July 12 through 28. Ms. Bechdel will be on hand for a special meet and greet and book signing reception on July 14 from 4-6 pm. One and all are welcome!

Location: Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
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28
2018

Artist Pop-Up Exhibit

Artist Pop-Up Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Photographer's Workroom is celebrating its first year together by holding an Artist Pop-Up Exhibit at the Art Barn, 2313 West Hill Road, Stowe. The opening reception will be Saturday, July 14 from 4 – 6 pm. Free and open to the public. All are invited to attend. Following the reception, the exhibit itself will remain open on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, July 15-29 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Other times may be arranged by appointment by contacting Marcie Scudder at marcie@marciescudder.com.

Featured artists include: Nancy Banks, Christie Carter, Rosalind Daniels, Angelina Erbmann, Robert Fahey, Kay Jostrand, Marcie Scudder and Maryellen Sullivan.

You can see more of their art at: www.photographersworkroom-vt.com

Facilitated by Marcie Scudder, and in collaboration with Helen Day Art Center, Photographer's Workroom was conceived as a study in project creation and portfolio development. Emphasis is on photography as process and practice, while using the camera as a way of seeing. As a self-taught photographer, Marcie is a believer in the discipline of creative practice as a means of connecting with oneself, uncovering personal voice and vision.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Time: 7/14/18 4:00pm - 7/28/18 4:00pm
Location: 2313 West Hill Road, Stowe
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Blades Will Sprout

Blades Will Sprout
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Blades will Sprout
Featuring the work of: Anne Cady, Julia Jensen, and Jessica Smith
On view: June 14th - July 29th 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd, 5-8pm

You are song, a wished-for song.
Go through the ear to the center,
where the sky is, where wind,
where silent knowing.

Put seeds and cover them.
Blades will sprout
where you do your work.
-- Rumi

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Blades Will Sprout, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from June 14th through July 29th with an opening reception on June 22nd from 5-8pm. This summer show features the work of Anne Cady, Julia Jensen and Jessica Smith, three artists who use familiar landscapes as an entrance point to creating art, but have very little else in common.

Anne Cady's distinctive oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont countryside that surrounds her. Her paintings are playful and bold, full of vibrant color and spirit. This body of work features all new paintings, include works filled with the brilliant green of the first growth of Vermont’s early spring, and the lush brilliance of fields after the first cut. She also mixes in pieces wild with color, red mountains and rolling hills stretching back into open sky’s typical of her local valley landscape.

Though quite a departure stylistically, Julia Jensen work is also a rich collision of the external and internal world of the artist. Her work brings blurred, lush, almost dreamlike visions of landscape to the viewer. She says “When I am working I try to leave the surface as open as I can for as long as I can, turning the panel this way and that, trying to keep subject out of it and work just with color and shape. Inevitably, somehow, a place begins to emerge.” A graduate of Tulane University with a BA in Art History, Jensen has been painting for 20 years.

Sense of place is certainly a cornerstone of Jessica Smith’s work. Many of the paintings she is exhibiting in the current show feature landscapes viewed near or directly from her farm in a mountain valley, hillside in Southern Vermont. The profile of familiar mountains and hills dominate the her work compositionally, while her sparse paint application and muted color palette show the viewer the Vermont landscape through a lens unique to Smith. Her work, she says, is a way of processing comings and goings, and this group particularly is inspired by the seasons of change in the mountains.

Time: 6/14/18 10:00am - 7/29/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
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The Lamoille County Players presents their Summer musical: Hello, Dolly

The Lamoille County Players presents their Summer musical: Hello, Dolly
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The Lamoille County Players presents their Summer musical: Hello, Dolly. Performance dates for the Tony Award winning musical HELLO, DOLLY are: July 19-22 and 26-29 (Thursday – Saturday, 7:00pm; Sundays, 2:00pm) at the historic Hyde Park Opera House in Hyde Park (85 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655). Tickets are on sale now! Order online at www.LCPlayers.com, or call (802) 888-4507.

Time: 7/19/18 7:00pm - 7/29/18 9:00pm
Location: Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park
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27
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31
2018

Borderlands: The Artwork of Heather J Geoffrey

Borderlands: The Artwork of Heather J Geoffrey Vermont Arts 2018
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Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 (5:30 - 7:30pm)

​Artist Bio
​Heather was born on the border between the United States and Canada in Newport, VT. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose approach combines elements of acrylic painting, digital photography, written word and performance. In 2009 she received a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses on Borderland Theory and Spirituality in Artistic Process and Creation from Goddard College. She went on to expand her studies with focuses on: The Medicine of Art, Artist as Keeper of Ancestry and Lineage, Artist as Vessel, and Borderland Theory and Expression in Artistic Process. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in 2012. Heather’s paintings have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions and her work has been commissioned for public murals and private collections.

The Borderlands
I approach the creation of art as prayer - a dialogue with the Divine Source of my existence. It is through this conversation that I strive to actualize myself as a conscious co-creator within my personal reality and in the shared collective experience of life. It is a practice in which co-creation, philosophy, prayer, science, ceremony and craft meet. The images that result are messages or moments of awareness and contact. They are whispers from the place where the veils between worlds are thin. A place where boundaries touch like the edges and beginnings of lovers pressed close against each others skin. This is hallowed ground. I invite and welcome you to the Borderlands.

Time: 6/27/18 9:00am - 7/31/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Bellows Falls
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SWEET CORN: WORKS BY SCOTT ADDIS

SWEET CORN: WORKS BY SCOTT ADDIS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury will feature recent works by master landscape painter Scott Addis in a solo show on view for the month of July, with an opening on Friday, July 13th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The title piece, “Sweet Corn,” is an 18 x 36 inch oil painting with an inviting combination of warm light and cool shadows reminiscent of a slow summer’s day.

Based in Montreal, Canada, Scott Addis frequents the Vermont landscape with his paintbrush, capturing the road less traveled, and the sprawling fields, barns, and farmhouses along the way. Originally from Pennsylvania, Addis explores the Vermont countryside with great interest, along with his ancestral roots that connect him to the area. Addis presents iconic representations of rural life with a painterly quality that offers each painting as both an image and an experience: light caught in a net of branches the moment before sunset, the heavy press of a sky about to rain, a memory of place, an open inquiry, an invitation to explore.

Addis points out that a painting can be created to send a message or to exist as a window. A message will tell you something by forcing a direction. A painting as a window offers a chance to enter into one’s own personal experience. Addis creates “a window in for people to see what they want or need to see.” As an artist it is important for Addis to emotionally feel what he is painting. By pouring his own emotion into the way the paint is handled, Addis opens the opportunity for the viewer to access their own emotional experience through his artwork.

For further information on “Sweet Corn” by Scott Addis, please call Edgewater’s Mill Street Gallery at 802.458.0098, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com

Location: Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls, Middlebury