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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Mar
22
2019
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Mar
24
2019

Pete(Her)Pan, Jr.

Pete(Her)Pan, Jr.
Description:

Our fourth annual Spring Musical not only brings YES members’ training to the next level with a professionally-produced musical on the main stage, but for the first time we are proud to introduce a brand new musical to the American theater!

This new musical presents the classic legend of Peter Pan and Wendy through the eyes of Wendy’s precocious and daring daughter Jane. Inspired by her mother’s stories of non-stop adventures in Neverland, Jane longs to find an adventure of her own. Imagination runs as wild as the Lost Boys in this retelling of a timeless tale with an eclectic and exciting score. Pete(Her)Pan reminds the kid in all of us that anyone can be a hero.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Mar
24
2019

Traveling with a Photographer's Eve

Traveling with a Photographer's Eve
Description:

Nan Carle Beauregard has traveled to New Zealand, Ireland, London, Holland, Spain and Portugal in the past year, each time coming home to Vermont. For a professional photographer, the itinerary was inspirational. For a visual Story teller, the narratives were stimulating. For a frequent traveler, each journey offered its own special characteristics. Nan shares her stories, suggesting ways to get beyond the cliches of travel photography. Guests are invited to bring their iPhone or Smart Phone if they'd like to experiment during the lecture. There is no charge for this program.

Time: 3/24/19 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Mar
24
2019

Special Exhibition Opening Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds

Special Exhibition Opening Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds
Description:

Join Rebecca Foster, granddaughter of the artist, for a special presentation of the biographical film Harold Weston: A Bigger Belief in Beauty. The film screening will be followed by an engaging discussion led by Rebecca and the filmmaker, Kevin Burget, of Wide Iris Productions.
Free with Museum admission

Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. To pre-register, please visit:
https://opening-exhibition-harold-weston.eventbrite.com


Image Credit: Sunset Over Baxter Mountain_Private Collection. © Harold Weston Foundation.

Time: 3/24/19 2:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Mar
24
2019

Silent Film Series: Harold Lloyd in Safety Last

Silent Film Series: Harold Lloyd in Safety Last
Description:

A boy (Harold Lloyd) moves to New York City to make enough money to support his loving girlfriend (Mildred Davis), but soon discovers that making it in the big city is harder than it looks. When he hears that a store manager will pay $1,000 to anyone who can draw people to his store, he convinces his friend, the “human fly,” (Bill Strother) to climb the building and split the profit with him. But when his pal gets in trouble with the law, he must complete the crazy stunt on his own.

Featuring live accompaniment with maestro Bob Merrill —back by popular demand—on HCA’s Steinway.

Tickets $10, Students and Seniors $8.

Time: 3/24/19 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Mar
24
2019

Socks in the Frying Pan and Zoe Darrow

Socks in the Frying Pan and Zoe Darrow
Description:

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of traditional Celtic and folk music from Ireland and New England by County Clare-based trio Socks in the Frying Pan and fiddler/singer Zoe Darrow at Next Stage on Sunday, March 24 at 7:30 pm.

Socks in the Frying Pan is a multi-award winning trio from the west coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and onstage wit have captivated audiences the world around and earned the band critical acclaim and accolades including the Irish Music Association "New Band the Year" award. With their personal flair, contemporary style and energetic approach to music, Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and brothers Shane and Fiachra Hayes on accordion, fiddle and banjo make traditional Irish melodies their own.

Socks in the Frying Pan has toured internationally, headlining festivals from Walnut Valley in Kansas to Tonder in Denmark to Fleadh Cheoil in their hometown of Ennis, Ireland. Starting in Corvallis OR and ending in Putney, VT, their winter 2019 US tour takes them to venues in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, Texas and the Northeast. The band has released three CDs, and Aodán and Shane have solo albums, but it's their love of live performance that makes this trad trio "Simply Stupendous" (Irish American News) as "they wrap traditional Irish tunes in modern garments and spice them up with driving grooves" (Folkworld)

Fiddler and singer Zoe Darrow is a musician of rare intensity and expressive range who grew up playing Cape Breton and other Celtic music on a sheep farm in Blandford, MA, and graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in anthropology and music. She released her first recording in 2001 at the age of 12, with her band the Fiddleheads. The Valley Advocate named them "Best Celtic Band” in 2007, and Celtic Heritage Magazine acclaimed Zoe as an artist “destined to add savory spice to the global mix.” She has toured and recorded with the likes of Tony Trischka, Tim Eriksen and Peter Irvine.

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.socksinthefryingpan.com, www.zoedarrow.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.

Time: 3/24/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill, Putney
Mar
22
2019
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Mar
25
2019

Film: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Film: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Description:

When Toothless gets drawn away by the sudden and inexplicable appearance of female Light Fury and a new threat finds their way into Hiccup’s crowded dragon utopia, both human and dragon alike are prompted to begin a search for the mythical ancestral home of dragons: a hidden world thought to exist only in myth. A tale of friendship, fate, and ultimately letting go.

Directed by Dean DeBlois.

Time: 3/22/19 7:30pm - 3/25/19 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Mar
6
2019
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Mar
26
2019

Children's Art Exhibition

Children's Art Exhibition
Description:

Burlington City Arts and the Burlington Elementary Schools present the annual Children's Art Exhibition. Student art will be on display in the City Hall Gallery from March 6-26, 2019. A reception will be held on March 12 from 5-5:30 p.m. The award ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street.

Time: 3/6/19 8:00am - 3/26/19 4:30pm
Location: 149 Church Street, Burlington
Mar
4
2019
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Mar
29
2019

Color the World with Kindness

Color the World with Kindness
Description:

Main Street Arts presents the artwork of Saxtons River Elementary students explores peace and coloring the world with kindness. On exhibit from March 4th through March 29th. Opening Reception Thursday, March 7th complete with bake sale to support the end of year field trip!

Time: 3/4/19 9:00am - 3/29/19 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Feb
2
2019
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Mar
31
2019

Cabin Fever 2019: Take Me Away Tour

Cabin Fever 2019: Take Me Away Tour
Description:

The Cabin Fever Series 2019 theme is "Take Me Away", and is designed to stir the creative spirit with travels to distant places. This PopUp exhibit features seven artists who will provide workshops, demonstrations and presentations throughout February and March. The series starts on Feb 2nd with a one day workshop " Creating With Paper" presented by Sandra fw Beaty. Other workshops include "Watercolors" with Annalein Beukencamp, "Searching for the Light" with Mary Martin, and "Success with Plein Air" with Andrew Orr. There are three talks and demos open to the public at no charge with Eric Tobin, Mark Tougias and Nan Carle Beauregard. Visit the website for more information. http://www.bryangallery.org/workshops.php

Time: 2/2/19 11:00am - 3/31/19 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Mar
1
2019
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Mar
31
2019

Looking North - Contemporary Artists of Canada

Looking North - Contemporary Artists of Canada
Description:

Claire Desjardins • Carol Kapuscinsky • Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa

Group exhibition featuring artists from Edgewater Gallery in Stowe curated by Kelly Holt
On view at Edgewater Gallery: March 2019
Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5-7pm

Edgewater in Stowe brings the energy of the contemporary art scene in Montreal and beyond to Vermont in their upcoming exhibition ​Looking North. T​ he exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt, and features photography, paintings, sculpture and mixed media work. On view for the month of March, the exhibition features two artists whose studios resided in Montreal at times, Claire Desjardins and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, as well as artist Carol Kapuscinsky from Ajax, Ontario whose paintings are currently shown in Montreal and Toronto. This will be Kapuscinsky’s first exhibition in the United States. The gallery will be awash in color and light with brand new work by this dynamic group of artists. The exhibition is woven together by intricate abstract interpretations and the interplay of color and light that are rooted in various elements of the landscape. The opening reception for ​Looking North​ will be held Friday, March 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, during which the artists will host a short discussion of their work.

Award-winning abstract painter Claire Desjardins is originally from Montreal. Desjardins now lives in the natural beauty of the Laurentians, an hour north of the city. Desjardins’ work is exhibited in major cities across the US and Canada. Her paintings have been featured in major motion pictures, TV series, and she just launched her signature collection of women’s apparel under her own label, ​Claire Desjardins by Carré Noir,​ earlier this year. Desjardins states that her work is “​an attempt to decipher the chatter in my head, to put forward a less awkward side of myself, to navigate through my everyday chaos towards calm...The outside world is referenced quite indirectly through the filter of my emotions. Through my work, I find myself expressing sentiments or reactions of which I am consciously unaware.”

Carol Kapuscinsky has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions widely in Quebec and Ontario. The artist has an impressive range of experience teaching workshops to students of all ages, and is an accomplished juror for exhibitions throughout Canada. Kapuscinsky works as a contemporary realist whose process uses minimalist imagery, painting her landscapes with oils on canvas, glazing with thin layers of paint to reveal the transition between the visual and the spiritual while maintaining an unlimited feeling of space. Referencing her studio practice the artist states, “I’m back in the moment with the wind, the sounds and the exquisite beauty of nature. I find it an enormous responsibility to paint a field, a stream, a place, and do it justice.”

Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa is an accomplished sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and bookmaker whose public art projects, installations, and exhibitions continue to receive international acclaim. They appear in museum collections from Finland and Sweden to Guatemala to North Dakota. Scholarly accomplishments include serving as Professor and Associate Dean on the Faculty of Fine Arts and Research at ​Concordia University in Montreal. She has a strong connection with the Vermont landscape, residing in both the Northeast Kingdom and Montreal for many years. For Vigesaa, “The land itself is a central catalyst for much of my artwork. The earth’s surface or what is the face of the land asserts an ever present impact on our daily lives. A sense of place, the vastness of a landscape and the startling details which when examined closely speak to the work. Through the process of making art I take time to confront nature, to research its specific history and attempt to establish an identity of a place and a sense of its spirit.”

For further information on the ​Looking North​ exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit our website edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe/.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe • 151 Main Street Stowe Vermont • 802.760.6785 • edgewatergallery.co

Location: Edgewater Gallery Stowe, Stowe
Feb
8
2019
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Apr
7
2019

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen
Description:

Kate Emlen is keenly observant of the natural world. Her paintings are evidence of her presence there – amid the trees, at the water’s edge or making tracks in the new snow under an always moving, ever-changing sky. What’s more, she takes you with her – to witness the beautiful light. (Image included: Turnaround, oil on panel)

Time: 2/8/19 12:00am - 4/7/19 2:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Mar
20
2019
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Apr
11
2019

Poetry Reading: Call to Writers

Poetry Reading: Call to Writers
Description:

Calling all poets and writers of all ages (especially kids) and experience (including none!). "Voicing Art" is a new art-inspired inclusive community poetry reading series hosted by The Poartry Project at Nomad Coffee South End Station. We host a reading with each new art exhibit at FLYNNDOG Gallery at South End Station. Poets and writers are invited to write and submit a 1-page original poem or prose piece inspired by the exhibit. Our first reading is Saturday, April 27th, 2-3 pm with food and drink available for purchase from Nomad.

See poartry.org/voicing-art for details/submission guidelines. Submission deadline: April 11. Submission email: poartryproject@gmail.com.

Time: 3/20/19 11:00am - 4/11/19 11:30pm
Location: Nomad Coffee South End Station/FLYNNDOG Gallery, Burlington
Mar
2
2019
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Apr
14
2019

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations
Description:

Mar. 2 - Apr. 14: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations, with an artist’s opening reception Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm. The exhibit continues through April 14, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for March 23, 5 pm.
Gene Parulis has been absorbed in photographing the world for fifty years, and his passion for photography is central to his teaching and traveling. He has taught in diverse places from a mountain village in Algeria to Kuwait University, California to Vermont and has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. He has worked closely with writers, illustrating themes relating to spirituality, and personal and professional development. Included among his collaborations are The Twelve Steps of Forgiveness and The Wisdom of the Self by Paul Ferrini, Teaching as a Meditative Practice by Lauren Alderfer and most recently The Meditative Gardiner by Cheryl Wilfong, winner of several Small Press awards.
Parulis’ latest work shows his continued fascination with digitally manipulated imagery. Through city or deep wood, local or abroad, Parulis leads us into places of stunning beauty and clarity, but he uses the always exquisite details to serve his restless and relentless quest to heighten or magnify mystery, mood and movement. He repeats, splits apart, stretches, reverses and then reconfigures objects and spaces. But whether subtly shifted or acutely altered, Parulis’ newly crafted worlds are totally credible as places we have - or would like to - visit and explore.
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: 3/2/19 5:00pm - 4/14/19 11:59pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Mar
8
2019
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Apr
26
2019

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit
Description:

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our “Pieces of the Past” Native American Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, March 8th from 5pm to 8pm.
The Exhibit will feature a wide variety of items created by earlier generations and contemporary artists from the Abenaki and Mohawk people of the Champlain Valley region. This project is a result of the collaboration between the Chaffee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, College of St. Joseph and Professor Kurt Fetter, and the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. The first floor galleries will include clothing and accessories made for daily wear and special occasions, century-old baskets from both Abenaki and Mohawk artists, a beaded handbag made of tanned deer hide, jewelry, flags, a lacrosse stick, musical instruments, and other objects for ceremonial use. Visual arts include paintings, drawings in ink and charcoal, and photographs that reflect both Mohawk and Abenaki life. “It is good to have a balance between ancient and contemporary,” said Professor Kurt Fetter, of the College of St. Joseph, “otherwise a particular kind of narrative is propagated about Indigenous people.”
Additionally, the second floor galleries will showcase the inspiring works of our Juried Chaffee Member Artists. There will be various media represented in both two and three dimensional work.
This event is free for all to attend. Come experience “Pieces of the Past” and the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion. Mingle with artists and community members while enjoying food tastings, beverages, wine provided by Putney Mountain Winery, music, culture and art.
Please plan on joining us in celebrating Native American Heritage and the talented artists in our community at the March 8th Opening Reception. The Exhibit will be on display until April 26th.
Visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for details, as well as our class offerings and special events. For information, call 802.775.0356, or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT. Winter Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon to 5pm; Saturday 11am to 3pm; Extended hours for classes and events.

Time: 3/8/19 5:00pm - 4/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Mar
15
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Show 31

Show 31
Description:

The Front presents SHOW 31, March 15 through April 28. Opening reception: Friday, March 15 from 4-8pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! The gallery is open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com.

Time: 3/15/19 4:00pm - 4/28/19 5:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Mar
19
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis
Description:

Northern Daughters is pleased to present recent works from Cameron Davis at their Annex Gallery in Shelburne, VT. Davis’ work emerges from the intersection of art, ecology, social and environmental justice. Her paintings are a vehicle for exploring issues of conscious perception and living sustainably in a warming world. Davis is a member of the Ecoart Network, and Senior Lecturer with the University of Vermont Department of Art & Art History, including teaching transdisciplinary courses on Art & Ecology.

On view March 18th - April 28th 2019
Opening Reception: March 29th 2019, 5-7p

Time: 3/19/19 8:00am - 4/28/19 6:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Annex, Shelburne
Feb
1
2019
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May
1
2019

2019 Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest

2019 Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest
Description:

The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest has opened and is excited to receive submissions from youth filmmakers in Vermont. Inspired by the Vermont Movie Project, The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest invites young Vermonters to create films exploring the life and culture of the Green Mountain State. Through film, young people explore the issues that they find meaningful, make connections between the past and the present, and share their personal stories. They build filmmaking and communication skills while learning more about themselves and the state they call home.

When entering the Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest, filmmakers will enter in one of three age groups: 10-14, 15-18, and 19-30. All films must include a Vermont focus and address one of the three contest categories: Vermont Arts and Culture, Personal Stories, and Vermont History & Contemporary Issues. Films can be submitted by individuals or by groups. The contest is open to all Dresden and Rivendell School district students whether they live in Vermont or New Hampshire.

Freedom & Unity recognizes constructive feedback to be a vital part of any creative process. This year, there is an early deadline (March 22, 2019) to filmmakers who wish to receive work-in-progress feedback from selected mentors. After receiving feedback (by March 29, 2019) filmmakers will have time to edit any changes they choose to make before the final submission deadline on May 1, 2019. This year, the screening and awards ceremony will take place during the annual WRIF Film Festival May 31- June 2, 2019 in White River Junction, Vermont. WRIF became the parent organization for the Freedom & Unity Contest in 2018 and is a proud supporter of youth filmmaking in the state of Vermont.

To find out more on how to submit a film, to check out past submissions and to see how to support the Freedom and Unity Youth Film Contest visit: www.freedomandunitytv.org

Location: Vermont, Statewide
Mar
20
2019
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May
4
2019

Figure in the Landscape

Figure in the Landscape
Description:

The show will run from March 20 – May 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23 from 3-5pm.

This will be the third time BigTown has showed Peter Fried’s work. To this point Fried’s exhibited work has come from a collection of what he calls his “Infrastructure Paintings” — landscapes of gas stations, roadways, bridges, and other working environments — but Figure in the Landscape, featured in BigTown’s Center gallery, takes the genre of landscape into new territory. The exhibition will feature a series of recent work, paintings of bathers at swimming holes in and around Vermont, and showcases Fried’s adeptness in depicting scenes of life in nature with ingenuity and ease.

Fried was born in Prague and educated in Scotland at St. Martin’s, and The Slade School of Fine Art in London, before moving to Vermont where he has resided since 1995. Throughout his body of work runs a theme of immersion in nature and a connection to his surroundings. On the experiential quality of painting, Fried writes: “I may enter a state of communion with what I perceive. There appears a seamless continuum between feeling and felt object. I enjoy this state of being.” His latest work reflects this distinct sense of communion and emotion in every piece.

Time: 3/20/19 10:00am - 5/4/19 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester
Monday, March 25, 2019
Mar
22
2019
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Mar
25
2019

Film: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Film: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Description:

When Toothless gets drawn away by the sudden and inexplicable appearance of female Light Fury and a new threat finds their way into Hiccup’s crowded dragon utopia, both human and dragon alike are prompted to begin a search for the mythical ancestral home of dragons: a hidden world thought to exist only in myth. A tale of friendship, fate, and ultimately letting go.

Directed by Dean DeBlois.

Time: 3/22/19 7:30pm - 3/25/19 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Mar
25
2019

Irish and College: A musical evening

Irish and College: A musical evening
Description:

Celebrate Irish Heritage with a performance by some of Vermont’s finest college-aged traditional musicians! Featuring fiddlers, accordion players, pipers, harpists, flute players, and guitarists, this multi-instrumental concert will include individual and group performances by Maggie Hickey, Dana Holmlund, Ani Kulik, Alyssa Miller, Mary Grace O’Neil, Nolan Rogers, Oliver Scanlon, Mariel Wamsley, Everest Witman, Louli Zeichner, Oliver Zeichner and others.
Performance at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery; donations accepted at the door the night of the event. More info from mark.sustic@gmail.com.

Time: 3/25/19 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
Mar
6
2019
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Mar
26
2019

Children's Art Exhibition

Children's Art Exhibition
Description:

Burlington City Arts and the Burlington Elementary Schools present the annual Children's Art Exhibition. Student art will be on display in the City Hall Gallery from March 6-26, 2019. A reception will be held on March 12 from 5-5:30 p.m. The award ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street.

Time: 3/6/19 8:00am - 3/26/19 4:30pm
Location: 149 Church Street, Burlington
Jan
3
2019
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Mar
28
2019

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young

Fellow Travelers - Paintings by Ann Young
Description:

Fellow Travelers showcases powerful large-scale oil paintings with narratives that reach deep into the human condition and their environments. Opening reception January 3, 4:00-7:00 PM.
Montpelier Art Walk, February 1, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 1/3/19 8:00am - 3/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jan
21
2019
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Mar
28
2019

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary
Description:

Ryan Geary’s exhibition Ascent (Part One: Eulogy), a collection of 2D and 3D collages, will be on display in the Copley Common Room at River Arts January 21-March 28, 2019. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Ascent (Part One: Eulogy) tells the story of multiple Americas. Geary says “At once it is a story of the death of the America we have been taught to know, and the story of an America that has been enslaved, oppressed, beaten, and marginalized. It is the story of an America that is rising despite the entrenched power of its oppressors and the story of an America that is destructively flailing about in its death throes”. Through images of our past and present, images used in their historical context or just for their symbolic and emotional power, Ascent is an attempt by the artist to deconstruct the “reality” and “history” of the America he, as a white male, has known. According to Geary, it is an attempt at “scrubbing through the whitewash of history and seeing the America worthy of veneration”.

Ryan Geary is a multimedia artist currently focusing on collage. A New Jersey native, he has been assembling collages since the age of eleven. “As a child I was limited in the material I had access to so I relied on newspapers, thrown away magazines, and books from free piles.” Ryan became comfortable working within the parameters of the material on hand and as a result, current events, advertisements, and historical images are part of the recipe and inspiration for much of Geary’s work. Ryan’s work has been exhibited throughout Vermont and has also been featured in several International Collage Exhibitions in Berlin, Germany, and Sebastopol, California. He is the owner and curator of The Hive Gallery and Gifts, and lives in Waterbury with his family and two best dog friends.

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 3/28/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville