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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Jul
17
2019

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky

“Ranky tanky” translates loosely as “get funky” in the Gullah dialect of the southeastern Sea Island region, and that’s exactly what this Charleston, SC-based quintet aims to do. They add a jazz backbone to traditional Gullah songs, from children’s game songs to ecstatic shouts to heartbreaking spirituals. Strongly infused with West African rhythms, it’s music that “makes you want to dance and sing along with hope” (Afropop Worldwide).

Rain Location: Spaulding Auditorium

7/17/19 5:30pm

Dartmouth Green, Outside Vermont

Jul
17
2019

Mid-Week Movie: Wetware

Mid-Week Movie: Wetware

Vermont filmmakers and their work are in focus this July with weekly screenings at Highland Center for the Arts. A series of five locally-made films will be introduced by each filmmaker and followed by an audience Q & A session. At just $5/person each week, it’s a great deal for an engaging night out.

Genetic programmer Hal Briggs, driven by obsession, allows human qualities to linger in Jack and Kay, his prototypes. Then they escape. Briggs scrambles to track his fugitive prototypes, making a provocative discovery that will change everything, in this near-future noir.

7/17/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
17
2019

Presentation by Sculptor Aleksandar Eftimovski

Presentation by Sculptor Aleksandar Eftimovski

WEST RUTLAND, VT- The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center hosts Artist in Residence Aleksandar Eftimovski for the month of July. The Macedonian sculptor will be translating a wood maquette into a large scale marble piece during his stay. Aleksandar Eftimovski will present an Artist Talk on July 17 at 7 PM. http://www.aleksandareftimovski.com/

The Artist Talk is free and open to the public. For more information on workshop, exhibition and residency programs at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, please call (802) 438-2097, email info@carvingstudio.org, or visit www.carvingstudio.org.

7/17/19 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland

Jul
15
2019
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Jul
19
2019

MOBILE DIGITAL ART STUDIO Camp

MOBILE DIGITAL ART STUDIO Camp

Students will learn how mobile devices - iPads and cell phones - can be used as digital art studios! We will take our mobile studios out and about in the Stowe landscape to explore the colors, shapes, animals, flora, and fauna of Summer. Then we will use what we find to make abstract self-portraits. Each student will also learn how to create their own online gallery to document their work digitally.
Instructor: Kristina Gosh
July 15th-19th
Ages 12-17
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

7/15/19 8:30am - 7/19/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
15
2019
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Jul
19
2019

RETHINKING THE ARTIST'S SKETCHBOOK Camp

RETHINKING THE ARTIST'S SKETCHBOOK Camp

A sketchbook is much more than just a place to draw. Learn how famous artists have used their sketchbooks in unusual and surprising ways. From drawing and collage to watercolor and photo transfers, students will first bind their sketchbooks and then fill them with their original masterpieces inspired by our field trips around town and down the rec path.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang
RETHINKING THE ARTIST'S SKETCHBOOK
July 15th-19th
Ages 8-12
9:00am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

7/15/19 8:30am - 7/19/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
15
2019
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Jul
19
2019

Summit School Trad Camp

Summit School Trad Camp

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents Trad Camp 2019 July 15-19! This week-long music immersion camp is perfect for kids 8-16 years old who either have a newfound interest in music, or a deep interest in furthering musicianship. Classes range from Beginner to Advanced on a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, ukulele, drums, songwriting, voice, and more. Budding musicians enjoy developing technique and skill on instruments they know, but are also encouraged to try something new. Our instructors are first class, recognized for both the quality of their teaching, and their performance skills.

The Trad Camp day begins at 9am with a group song or short performance, then students disperse into their different chosen classes. Mid-day lunch break includes ample time outside on the beautiful Orchard Valley Waldorf School campus in East Montpelier. Afternoon class choices include an ensemble option, where students can experience playing in a group and arranging music together. For campers who want to spend some time practicing or trying their hand at an art activity, there will always be time reserved at the end of the day. Pick-up is at 3pm, with an option for Stay and Play to accommodate longer work days. The Summit School has presented this camp for many years, and after taking one year off, has decided to offer it once again. The camp’s director, Katie Trautz, is thrilled to give children and teens an opportunity to explore music and deepen their interest in the arts.

7/15/19 9:00am - 7/19/19 4:00pm

Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier

Jun
8
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground pays tribute to the devotion of the faithful and its continuity from the Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland with a series of paintings, pastels, photographs, sculpture, and accompanying Irish poetry.
Artist Gaal Shepherd has spent 34 years exploring the nooks and crannies of the island searching for sacred prehistoric sites, which has taken her to some of the most remote and desolate places in Ireland.
The opening reception for this exhibit is June 14 at 5:00 pm.

6/8/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jun
8
2019
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Jul
22
2019

Hallowed Ground- In search of Ireland’s Unworldly Sites. Gaal Shepoherd

Hallowed Ground- In search of Ireland’s Unworldly Sites. Gaal Shepoherd

Sites that were once sacred ground to the Druids and other pagans who inhabited Ireland in pre-history times are still there, if you look hard enough. Many have been transmogrified over the centuries into holy Christian places often visited by current-day Irish people seeking spiritual help. Vermont artist Gaal Shepherd has spent the past 30 years traveling around Ireland, disturbing farmers with questions, taking photographs, painting landscapes, visiting these often spooky and remote, always dramatic and spectacular sites, and talking endlessly with Irish men and women about their heritage. The result is Hallowed Ground, an exhibition of her paintings, pastels and sculpture, as well as her photographs accompanied by the poems of a broad collection of Irish poets, past and present, who comment on the ancient sites and their significance.

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
11
2019
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Jul
27
2019

DIG Written & Directed by Theresa Rebeck

DIG Written & Directed by Theresa Rebeck

A new play from the author of DOWNSTAIRS

A dying plant shop in a dying urban neighborhood receives a visitor from the past: Meghan, the neighborhood screw-up, whose suicide attempt followed a terrible tragedy. Roger, the store owner, wants nothing to do with this situation, but Meghan is improbably clinging to life. Can a soul beyond saving be saved? A play about courage, redemption and photosynthesis.

Dorset Theatre Festival Resident Playwright Theresa Rebeck (Broadway’s 2018 Bernhardt/Hamlet), has developed more than six productions at the Festival that have gone on to other stages around the country, including 2017’s Downstairs starring Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, which ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in fall 2018. The Most Broadway-Produced Female Playwright of Our Time, Rebeck returns to Dorset on the heels of the new spy thriller, 355 (with Jessica Chastain’s production company Freckle Films), for which she penned the script, having sold at the Cannes Film Festival market last spring.

DIG has received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award to support the world premiere production at Dorset Theatre Festival. Piloted in 2006 with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards give plays in development extended rehearsal periods for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to non-profit theatres for 393 new plays to date. The Edgerton Foundation was awarded the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.

7/11/19 7:30pm - 7/27/19 10:00pm

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset

Jun
15
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to announce the artist opening and reception for "Lyell Castonguay: Tributes," an exhibition of woodblock prints Saturday, June 15, 5-7 pm. The show continues through July 28, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for July 14, 5 pm.

Castonguay is co-founder, along with Carand Burnet, of BIG INK, a unique, travelling, nationally recognized woodblock printmaking partnership providing audiences an opportunity to create large - up to 8 feet - hand pulled woodcuts.

Castonguay’s woodblock prints invoke disparate influences including Japanese ukiyo-e, the naturalist works of Audubon and the expressionism of Baskin. He fills his paracosm with familiar animals made beholden with human emotions. Being a birder himself, most of his images are avian or strangely bird-like, bold personalities seemingly at odds with each subject’s intrinsic wildness. The artist’s distorted narratives often incorporate covert references to environmental decline, natural resource commodification, and displacement.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Regular gallery hours: Wed. - Mon., 11-5.

6/15/19 5:00pm - 7/28/19 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Jul
11
2019
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Jul
28
2019

CABARET

CABARET

CABARET is hailed as “One of the Great Broadway Musicals of all Time – an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece!” (Time Out)  Kander & Ebb’s Tony-Award Winning classic comes to Lost Nation Theater, transformed into an “in-the-round” performance space, July 11-28, in the theater’s accessible home within Montpelier City Hall! Explore the dark, heady, & tumultuous life in Berlin, as Germany yields to the emerging Third Reich. Love, humor, sex, politics, transcendent music and Fosse-inspired Dance!
 
Lost Nation Theater’s production features the choreography of Taryn Noelle and is directed by Tim Tavcar.

Tickets are $35 Friday & Saturday Evenings; $25 Thursdays & Sundays. (Preview Thursday July 11 is just $15.)  Students & seniors 65+ receive a $5 discount. 
(Youth, 11 & under, are $15 Fri/Sat; and $10 Thurs/Sun)
For more information and tickets call 802-229-0492 or go to https://lostnationtheater.org/

7/11/19 7:30am - 7/28/19 10:00pm

Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier

Jul
12
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Brighton Beach Memoirs

The most popular American playwright in history was, easily, Neil Simon, and comedic master's best play, according to many critics, gets a revival at Oldcastle Theatre as the company presents "Brighton Beach Memoirs" opening Friday July 12th.
Fifteen year old Eugene, modeled on Simon himself, is preoccupied with sex, and the Yankees, a writer-to-be, an alternately perplexed and perceptive observer, and our narrator and guide to life in the Jerome family. The play is set in September of 1937, late in the depression, the Jeromes have relatives living with them, and life is by no means easy. But as the playwright portrays it, it is neither miserable no pitiful. The Jeromes are troubled: there is illness, unemployment, poverty, deep resentments and foreboding signs of World War II. Yet the family meets challenges with such enormous spirit, dignity and vigor that life---at once humorous and poignant---is something to celebrate.
Performances
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees Thursday, Sunday and First Saturday at 2 pm

331 Main St., Bennington

Jul
5
2019
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Aug
2
2019

Values – Work by the Art Resource Association

Values – Work by the Art Resource Association

The Art Resource Association is an organization of Central Vermont artists whose goal is to promote and support its member artists.The word " Values" takes on many meanings in the art world and also in our own lives.

The opening reception will take place on July 11th, from 5-7pm.

7/5/19 12:00pm - 8/2/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
4
2019
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Aug
3
2019

Light and Color by Chris Jeffrey

Light and Color by Chris Jeffrey

Chris Jeffrey is a central Vermont-based artist whose work, through the use of color, light and very often the viewer’s own physical involvement, encourages people to experience a heightened awareness and sense of presence as they interact with the world around them. Recent work, including a series of self-contained light boxes, strip paintings and wire paintings are on display and beg for the viewer to be physically involved in order to fully bring them to life.

The series of self-contained light boxes show fluorescent objects bursting into color under UV light and then -- through mirrors -- seem to recede into infinity. Viewing these is more or less a physically passive experience, in which it’s the mind that, ideally, experiences a sense of movement and expansion.

For a more active counterbalance, the boxes are accompanied by what Jeffrey’s call “wire paintings” and “strip paintings.” These are examples of the type of kinetic art that requires the viewer to be physically involved in order to fully bring it to life. The perception of the wire paintings in particular changes dramatically depending on the speed with which the viewer moves past them and how far away he or she is. (And yes, some queasiness is a not uncommon reaction to them…) The strip paintings are more subdued, more of an exploration of color, but the experience of them also varies quite a bit depending on the angle they are viewed at and the speed with which the viewer walks by.

Reception: Friday, July 5 from 6-8pm

5 Stowe Street, Waterbury

Jul
17
2019
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Aug
3
2019

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Based on the true story of a young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her time hiding from the Nazis in an attic of her father's office during World War II. A heartwarming and tragic tale of family, growing up, and life in a time of terrible odds.

July 17-Aug. 3, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Theater, 67 Main St., Stowe.

A beautiful and touching drama.

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 students, $14 children (12 and under). Group rate available.

Visit www.stowetheatre.com, or email tickets@stowetheatre.com. Tickets also sold at the box office inside the front doors of the Town Hall building before each performance.

7/17/19 7:30pm - 8/3/19 9:30pm

Stowe Theatre Guild, Town Hall Theater, Stowe

Jun
1
2019
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Aug
4
2019

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

West Branch Gallery is proud to present the emotive, nostalgic pigment prints of Jim Westphalen.
One can visit the same scene many times and feel different emotions each time. Why? Jim captures the fleeting light play which changes hourly, daily, seasonally, and brings us personally into the landscape and deep into our memories.
The images in this body of work were very deliberately planned and created with a particular type of light in mind, thus telling a very particular story within each image.
Inspired by painters Andrew Wyeth, A. Hale Johnson and Edward Hopper, Westphalen creates imagery in which weather, light and composition come together with a painter’s eye. These transportive images take us to a place of escape, renewing an appreciation for this beautiful land that we call Vermont.

6/1/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
9
2019
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Aug
4
2019

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight : New paintings by Helen Shulman and Kevin Kearns
Two artists are featured in the main gallery with new works that share dramatic color palettes with very different outcomes.

Kevin Kearns' landscapes come from a place where memory, reality and imagination are combined. They are atmospheric, sensual and continue to evolve overtime, allowing us, the viewer, to enter into a splice of his world. Having immersed himself in the business of art direction in film and 2-d work for many years, his vast experience and curiosity with composition, structure and color earned Kearns a Lions award from the Cannes Film Festival and an Emmy nomination.

Helen Shulman often starts her paintings with a landscape underpainting. The initial concept is then abstracted by layers of cold wax, oil paints; then sanded, scraped to reveal complex relationships of color, form, geometry. As if one stopped on the road to look closely at the shadow and light play at one’s feet, Shulman’s paintings bring the viewer deeply into the sensation of nature. Shulman’s work is exhibited widely and in the collections of Dana Farber Institute and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park represents the regions finest contemporary artists. The thoughtful selection and exhibition of art, and a respect for artists and collectors are gallery hallmarks. The gallery provides an inviting space for visitors to experience art in their own way.

6/9/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
26
2019
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Aug
11
2019

The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson

The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson

The show will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of watercolors by outsider artist Helen Matteson.

6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester

Jun
26
2019
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Aug
11
2019

The Vermont Paintings

The Vermont Paintings

The shows will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of Vermont paintings by artist Celia Reisman.

6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main Street, Rochester

Jul
8
2019
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Aug
16
2019

Hush of the Footlights

Hush of the Footlights

Photography by Marek Jagoda & Ea Maples
July 8th through August 16th
Artist Reception: Friday, July 12th 5:30 - 7 p.m.

A photography exhibit featuring the work of Marek Jagoda and Ea Maples. Ea and Marek are fine art photographers who have spent the last three years together exploring interesting places and historic buildings including many abandoned theaters throughout New England. They have documented the beautiful architecture of these theaters as well as done creative work in the mezzanines, stages, powder rooms, balconies, and foyers of these grand places that were built in a time where a great deal of attention was placed on the beauty of a space rather than just its functionality. The exhibit will also include some of their work photographing performances of Main Street Arts. The exhibit will pass through the spaces theater has occupied, the ghosts of these places, and the living soul of theater today.

7/8/19 9:00am - 8/16/19 3:00pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Jun
11
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Morning Classes

Morning Classes

Come move with us! A variety of dance and movement classes are offered each weekday morning in the Pillow's Ruth St. Denis Studio. Classes are open to participants of all experience levels including beginners, ages 16+

  • Monday: Pilates with Sean P. Gallagher
  • Tuesday: Ballet with Ian Spencer Bell
  • Wednesday: Modern with Ryoko Kudo (June 3-July 10)
  • Wednesday: Modern with Adam H. Weinert (July 17-August 21)
  • Thursday: Zumba with Ilana Siegal
  • Friday: Hip-Hop with Shakia Johnson (June & August)
  • Friday: African Dance with Truth Hunter (July)

6/11/19 8:00am - 8/23/19 9:00am

Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223, Outside Vermont

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

IN THE MAIN FLOOR GALLERY:
Eye Spy: Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual arts lovers. (We’ll have some “eye spy” activities in the gallery for young visitors – see our website.)

Featured artwork: “Optics” by Lucie Stein

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

IN THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERY:
Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers. Seriality is a psychoanalytic concept used to describe sibling relationships, the same but different and it is explored in these mixed media pieces based on old photographs of the artist’s grandmother and her siblings.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

IN THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY:
Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White. A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” - painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe