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Monday, July 16, 2018
Jul
16
2018
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20
2018

Masks & Action Painting Camp

Masks & Action Painting Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
Jul
16
2018
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Jul
20
2018

Painter's Sketchbook Camp

Painter's Sketchbook Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
Jul
16
2018
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Jul
20
2018

Starring Me! Digital Media Workshop

Starring Me! Digital Media Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
Jul
16
2018
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Jul
20
2018

MakerCamp - Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

MakerCamp - Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
Description:

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
Jul
16
2018
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Jul
20
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Outdoor Sculpture Camp

Vermont Arts Exchange's Outdoor Sculpture Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
Jun
9
2018
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Jul
28
2018

Water Is Life

Water Is Life Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
12
2018
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Jul
28
2018

Alison Bechdel Exhibit & Book Signing

Alison Bechdel Exhibit & Book Signing
Description:

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
Jun
27
2018
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Jul
31
2018

Borderlands: The Artwork of Heather J Geoffrey

Borderlands: The Artwork of Heather J Geoffrey Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
Jul
2
2018
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Jul
31
2018

Heart and Eye

Heart and Eye Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Heart and Eye" features high-contrast black-and-white portraits of people from around the world by Vermont photographer Elliot Burg. Among the images are the muscular profiles of two female boxers in Vermont … the steam-enveloped form of a monastery cook in Myanmar ... the lined face of an elderly gardener in Cuba … the gnarled hands of the last witness to the Nazi death-march of the Jews from my grandfather’s village in Ukraine … a dimly-lit opium smoker in rural Laos … and more.

Time: 7/2/18 7:00am - 7/31/18 3:00pm
Location: Capitol Grounds, State Street, Montpelier
Jul
8
2018
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Aug
5
2018

Recent Work by Sculptor Ed Smith Exhibit

Recent Work by Sculptor Ed Smith Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center presents an exhibit of Recent Work by sculptor Ed Smith July 7-August 5, 2018. Mr. Smith's work in bronze and plaster uses classical imagery to explore the "mythic and heroic aspects of the Artist and man." https://www.edsmithfineart.com.

For more information, please contact The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 7/8/18 10:00am - 8/5/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
May
4
2018
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Aug
9
2018

LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT

LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT
Description:

Mary Fran Lloyd's show LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT has been currently open and will be up until August 9th at the Rutland City Hall, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 - 5. There is no opening reception for the show.

LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT consists of 31 paintings using acrylic paint and personalized collage papers

"Abstracting realism allows the freedom to convey my feelings about a subject, an important life experience, an everyday meaningful event, or the culmination of all, always emphasizing the positive."

Location: Rutland City Hall, Rutland
May
3
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Stewards of the Land,” by Orah Moore on display at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).

Since 1984, Orah Moore has been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers. “I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that support their way of life.” This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM.

Visit: www.morseblockdeli.com for hours.
For more details about the exhibit, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Morse Block Deli (260 N. Main Street), Barre
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Jun
18
2018
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Aug
17
2018

Summer Music Camps at MCMC

Summer Music Camps at MCMC
Description:

Join us this summer for fun and music at the Middlebury Community Music Center! Browse our camp listing below and register now!

MUSICAL ARTS CAMP
June 18 - 22 Session 1
June 25 - 29 Session 2
9am - 3pm
Grades 2 - 6
Camp Tuition $250

CAMP ADAGIO
July 2 - 6 (no camp on the 4th)
9am - 3pm
Grades 3 and up
Camp Tuition $360

JAZZ CAMP
July 30 - Aug 3
9am - 3pm
Grades middle - high school
Camp Tuition $295

MUSIC DISCOVERIES CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
9am - 12:30pm
Pre-k to kindergarten
Camp Tuition $195

YOUNG MUSICIANS CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grades 1 - 3
Camp Tuition $195

http://www.mcmcvt.org/summer-camps.html

Location: Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury
Jun
30
2018
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Aug
17
2018

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of painting and assemblage work by the artist Sarah Meyers Brent on view in the Fried Family Gallery from June 30-August 17, 2018. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 5-7 pm, with remarks by the artist at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.

The 16 pieces in this exhibition feature works on paper, paintings on canvas, and the assemblage of non-traditional materials for which Sarah Meyers Brent has become known. Delighting in an exploration of paint as a viscous oozing medium that can represent both the beginning and end of life, Brent often incorporates recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers into her work. Themes of growth and decay pervade. Her paintings and assemblage are vibrant, dynamic, and often in a state of flux. “In this age of technology,” Brent observes, “when we are steps removed from nature, it is important for art to allow the viewer to experience what is alive and physical.”

Born in Hadley, NY, Sarah Meyers Brent received her BFA from Skidmore College, her Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University, and her MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire at Durham. The artist lives with her family in Lincoln, MA and maintains a studio at Waltham Mills Artist Association in Waltham, MA.

Recipient of a 2015 Walter Feldman Fellowship, which culminated in the exhibition Primal Garden at the Walter Feldman Gallery in Boston, Brent was also featured as a 2016 Best of Boston artist by The Improper Bostonian and received the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award that same year. Twice resident at the Vermont Studio Center, Brent has also been a recipient of an Artist Resource Trust Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, who designated her a 25 at 25 Fellow. She was also featured in Volume 16 of New American Painting Northeast edition.

A member of Kingston Gallery in the SOWA district of South Boston, Meyers Brent has exhibited widely. Her solo exhibition Seep, Spill, Grow appeared at Danforth Art, Museum/School and she was recently featured in the group exhibition Stitch: Styntax/Action/Reaction at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. Reviews of her numerous exhibitions have appeared in Artscope Magazine, Art New England, the Boston Globe, Sculpture Magazine and other publications. Her work is in the permanent collections of Danforth Art, Museum/School, Liquitex Corporation, and in numerous private collections.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Jul
7
2018
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Aug
18
2018

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics
Description:

A show of accomplished artists making paintings, photographs and ceramics. The gallery is part of the Fourth Corner Foundation, 578 Hitchcodk Hill Rd. in Windham, VT. The phone there is 802-875-2194. Fourth Corner is a showcase for creative ideas in art, architecture, landscaping and gardening.

Time: 7/7/18 10:00am - 8/18/18 5:00pm
Location: The Fourth Corner Foundation, 578 Hitchcock Hill Rd., Windham
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury
Jul
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program
Description:

This summer, children entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to take the Reading Without Walls Bingo challenge! National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang started the Reading Without Walls program to celebrate reading and diversity by challenging children nationwide to read a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like them; read a book about a topic they don’t know much about; and/or read a book in a format that they don’t normally read for fun. Sign-up begins July 1st, but feel free to join throughout the summer.

Time: 7/1/18 12:00am - 8/31/18 11:30pm
Location: All Phoenix Books locations, Statewide
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
31
2018

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, presents “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture." The exhibit is a tribute to the work of Gregory Sharrow, who established the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program while working at the Vermont Folklife Center. The program ensures cultural retention of Vermont’s traditional arts  -- including those of new Americans -- by providing support to master artists working with apprentices in their communities.

The exhibit will feature photographs of seven cultural groups and accompanying text. There will be an opening reception on July 10 from 5-7 p.m. 

Time: 7/10/18 8:30am - 8/31/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Men, Mountains, Sky, an exhibit of paintings by Neil Berger, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts June 28 – September 2, 2018.

These paintings came from one year Berger spent painting at Battery Park in Burlington. The far Adirondacks, framed by the trees of the park, and the regular group of guys, Berger grew to look forward to. “I identified with them – men beneath the sky, at the foot of the mountains, touched by lake breezes, on no clock, of a free and easy disposition, taking in the passers-by, part of the whirring cosmos.” Berger noticed his seeing progressed over the year, particularly of the men. Slowly he started to see figures not in sociological terms of Tourists or Refugees, into shapes and colors more than figures. By giving himself over to the retinal sensations, his figures acquired more life. The very reason he had stopped painting from life years ago- the almost desperate, mindless speed required and the utter din of information, now grew into, from the necessity of being a bit of a new refugee to Vermont himself and lacking a studio, something to embrace. Returning again and again to this site brought a meditative deliberateness to his outdoor practice.

Berger was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1971. Specializing in oil painting and printmaking, he has received several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting (2004), a Pollock-Krasner Award (2011), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in printmaking (2007) and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grants (2007, 2001). He moved to Shelburne, Vermont two years ago and paints in a renovated barn on his property while teaching painting and drawing at the Shelburne Craft School.

Gallery open Sunday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Free admission, and accessible to those with disabilities. For specific accessibility requests, contact Heidi at Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org or 802-888-1261.

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Comic Creators is an arts organization representing over 170 Vermont based comic book creators, cartoonists, and other artists who make narrative sequential 2d art. Vermont Comic creators promotes member projects and events as well as the greater Vermont comics scene in general. The Vermont Comic Creators members include a diverse group of professionals, Indy creators who self publish, and amateurs who enjoy engaging in the medium – all are welcome. Vermont Comic Creators offers workshops and other community projects for youth and adults. Their philosophy is – everyone can make comics!

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents "The Sky's The Limit", a juried group show by 72 artists of artworks featuring the sky as the predominant element of the composition.

Artist Reception: Sunday July 1st, Roundtable at 1 PM and Reception 2-4 PM

Time: 6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May
12
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
Description:

This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as those from the La Petite Reine series (translated as the little queen, an early French term for the modern safety bicycle)which celebrates the sense of liberation, that feeling of freedom in space afforded by the bicycle.

Time: 5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington