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Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Sep
24
2020

E-Tango and More

E-Tango and More

The Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with Inclusive Arts Vermont, Presents: E-Tango and More with Eva Zimet!

Social dancing will return! This series will prepare you for dancing Argentine tango with simple exercises, figures and LOTS of body awareness (think Pilates and Somatic mash-up). No prior tango experience or fancy shoes necessary. Although if requested, I will add an entire 3-week session on walking in heels. Here’s your chance, in the privacy of your own space, to explore reconstructive techniques that will help you move in social dance and life in general, with more grace, comfort and confidence. No partner necessary.

For: Open level, and drop in friendly. Anyone who wants to try moving or watch it happen, get ideas, be inspired, and of course those who love Argentine tango. This class is designed to be accessible for seniors, veterans, survivors of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, womxn in leadership who want to gain new skills, and queer folx who generally avoid the dance scene due to gender-role expectations.

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Eva Zimet is a cross-disciplinary teaching artist. She works 1:1 and with communities, developing connections within and among individuals through improvisation in language, thought and movement. Argentine tango has informed much of her technique. She now lives, writes, draws and teaches in Vermont, and will dance anywhere. Born in New York City, Eva earned an MFA from Columbia University, a JD from Vermont Law School. Her first career was ballet. She is also certified as: mediator, TESOL, yoga and meditation instructor. Her children’s picture book, Lucy Dancer, is infused with the charm of a dancer's world. Her I-was-there insight invites the audience to share the artist’s point of view, the artist's experience, and why that makes a performance worth watching. Watch for her new book drop in fall 2020 The Lost Grip, entirely poetry.

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If you need special accommodations, please note VDA will need at least two weeks notice before the class start date. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.

How to Register: Click on “Get More Info” to register for this class, or any class in our fall Resilient Dancing Series! If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 410-458-3672.

Payment: VDA member and Non-VDA member pricing is listed in the registration form. To make your payment please visit vermontdance.org/support.

We are pleased to announce that this project is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of Vermont Humanities Council.

9/24/20 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Online, Statewide

Aug
7
2020
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Sep
26
2020

Magic & Mystery: The Narrative Art of Julia Zanes

Magic & Mystery: The Narrative Art of Julia Zanes

Painting and Puppets, that allow the viewer to conjure up stories to go with these works. Zanes works seem to awaken the inner child, and fill the vision and mind with stories, both magical and meaningful.

8/7/20 11:00am - 9/26/20 5:00pm

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Back Room Gallery, Saint Johnsbury

Aug
28
2020
– THRU –
Sep
26
2020

Into the Woods. Into the Deep (from the park through the pandemic)

Into the Woods. Into the Deep (from the park through the pandemic)

Into the Woods. Into the Deep (from the park through the pandemic)
August 28th - September 26th
A solo show of paintings by Margaret Dwyer. We will be exhibiting the body of work she has created during her Artist-In-Residencies at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in 2019 and 2020.

As well as new work created during the pandemic shutdown. The juxtaposition of the Park-themed works with her Pandemic-inspired pieces provide a remarkable, personal statement about life before-and-after the onset of the coronavirus.

8/28/20 11:00am - 9/26/20 5:00pm

Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret

Aug
28
2020
– THRU –
Sep
26
2020

Into the Woods, Into the Deep: Works by Margaret Dwyer

Into the Woods, Into the Deep: Works by Margaret Dwyer

A solo show of paintings by Margaret Dwyer. We will be exhibiting the body of work she has created during her Artist-In-Residencies at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in 2019 and 2020. As well as new work created during the pandemic shutdown. The juxtaposition of the Park-themed works with her Pandemic-inspired pieces provide a remarkable, personal statement about life before-and-after the onset of the coronavirus.

Opening Reception Friday, August 28th at 5:30pm. Limited Capacity. Please RSVP to exhibits@artistreevt.org

8/28/20 5:30pm - 9/26/20 5:00pm

Artistree Community Gallery, South Pomfret

Aug
31
2020
– THRU –
Sep
26
2020

2020 Online Art Auction

2020 Online Art Auction

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its annual Online Art Auction fundraiser. For this year’s auction the gallery is pleased to feature original artworks by Mary and Alden Bryan. Alden Bryan founded Bryan Memorial Gallery in 1984 in memory of his wife, the artist Mary Bryan.

Bidding is done entirely online. To view the auction and find out more about this rare opportunity and exciting event, visit to www.bryangallery.org/auction for more information

The auction opens for online viewing on Monday, August 31, 2020.
Bidding begins on Monday, September 14, 2020
Bidding closes on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6 pm eastern.

8/31/20 11:00am - 9/26/20 6:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Sep
27
2020

In-Sight Photography: 22nd Annual Auction

In-Sight Photography: 22nd Annual Auction

For the last two decades, In-Sight Photography Project has hosted work donated by artists from around the world who are passionate about photography and its power to encourage personal change. By bidding in In-Sight’s 22nd Annual Auction, you help ensure access to safe and welcoming arts programming where students are encouraged to engage with mentors, ask questions, express themselves, and make positive choices.

This year In-Sight will be splitting 60% of the proceeds between two organizations, YouthFX and The Roots Social Justice Center, and the remaining 40% of the Auction proceeds will go to In-Sight’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Online, Statewide

Sep
24
2020
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Sep
27
2020

PTP/NYC: Julius Caesar

PTP/NYC: Julius Caesar

JULIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Cheryl Faraone

A Middlebury College presentation

A visceral, politically urgent thriller. Shakespeare’s study of ideology, power and populism. Who is listening?

Premieres Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:30pm EDT

Streams through Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:59pm on PTPNYC YouTube

This is a free event, but donations of any amount are most welcome. If you make a donation, you will receive a reminder + the link to the performance. All donations will support the ongoing work of PTP/NYC.

And 10% of your generosity will support The National Black Theatre, the oldest continuously-operated Black theatre in New York City.

Find it here: https://ptpnyc.org/

9/24/20 7:30pm - 9/27/20 12:00am

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury

Jul
30
2020
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Sep
30
2020

Valley Arts Presents: Spring Mix, a Digital Art Exhibit

Valley Arts Presents: Spring Mix, a Digital Art Exhibit

Valley Arts presents “Spring Mix,” an online art exhibit promoting the art and craft talents of the members of Valley Arts, based in Waitsfield. The show features both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works including paintings, photography, pottery, fabric arts, and glass. The online show also features randomly selected paintings from the entries for the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition canceled due to COVID-19.

To purchase any of the work or for more information: info@valleyartsvt.com or 802-496-6682

7/30/20 9:00am - 9/30/20 5:00pm

Online, Waitsfield

Aug
1
2020
– THRU –
Sep
30
2020

Accents

Accents

Jacob Jackmauh presents a virtual exhibition of recent sculptures. Limited in-person viewings are available by appointment only.

84 Central Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury

Sep
2
2020
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Sep
30
2020

Rutland Art Ramble

Rutland Art Ramble

Residents and visitors to Rutland may notice a new series of “Rutland Art Ramble” signs on windows along the streets of our familiar city. The signs point to art exhibitions throughout the city, designed to enliven, challenge and entertain.

“’Rutland Art Ramble’” is a collaboration between organizations dedicated to fostering the arts and artists throughout the Rutland region. Many downtown business owners have lent store windows, so anyone walking in the city will be able to enjoy a wide variety of works including sculpture, painting, video and installation.

Rutland Art Ramble is confirmation of the fact that, although we may be facing hardship, our city is as vital as ever. During this period of social distancing, anxiety and upheaval is when we need art most. ‘Rutland Art Ramble’ brings art to the streets, where we can all enjoy it.

Rutland Art Ramble organizers think of it as an outdoor museum, offering a new venue for art and design that highlights the extraordinary talent and tenacity of the organizations and artists who are our community partners, neighbors and friends: the Carving Studio, Castleton U. Bank Gallery, the Chaffee Art Center, The MINT, Stone Valley Arts, Vermont Creative Network* and 77ART. The exhibitions will remain in place through September.

Downtown Rutland, Rutland

Aug
22
2020
– THRU –
Oct
4
2020

Matthew Lerman's Solo Exhibition : Painting Nature with Photography

Matthew Lerman's Solo Exhibition : Painting Nature with Photography

Matthew's photography attempts to portray a bit of the natural beauty in our environment -- so that others may be inspired to love the land and appreciate the importance of preserving the health of our biosphere. Moreover, he loves showing the attractive side of life---making a rusty Mack Truck look cool or resurrecting a dying leaf as a beacon of everlasting beauty.

Matthew Lerman is a photographer with a strong and focused mission: to teach the viewer, through his or her visual sense, to see the myriad of intricate connections within the biosphere, and, thus, to love and protect the natural wonders of our land. Matthew Paul Lerman -- author and former professor of biology, marine ecology, and oceanography – is now a full-time photographer. He has dedicated his life to exploring nature and helping others see the beauty and splendor surrounding us.
To view of Matthew’s work, please visit his website at https://www.lermanphotography.net/.

The the exhibit consists of photographs printed on aluminum. All my pictures can be printed in an assortment of sizes and surfaces (glossy or satin). If a person wants a particular size and surface, send me a note and I will determine the retail price. For example, Aluminum prints 24” x 36” ($850), 20” x 30” ($700), and 16” x 24” ($655)
II. My metal prints: aluminum sublimation images have a back frame. These pictures are guaranteed not to fade and can be cleaned with a soft sponge and mild soap.

8/22/20 3:00pm - 10/4/20 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

Sep
8
2020
– THRU –
Oct
6
2020

WRIF PRESENTS: RACE & U.S. ELECTIONS: FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

WRIF PRESENTS: RACE & U.S. ELECTIONS: FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Please go to www.wrif.org to register for the following two (2) FREE live panel discussions on September 22 and October 6 and to watch four (4) FREE documentary film screenings addressing race, representation, and voter suppression in the U.S. democracy "at its most vulnerable point." Watch the films on demand and then join the live remote panel discussions online! Interact with filmmakers, elected officials and candidates, activists, scholars and journalists in panel discussions moderated by Dartmouth College professors Matthew Delmont and Michael Herron about issues raised by the films and paths to action.

FREE documentary films available Sept. 8 to Sept. 22 (panel discussion on Sept. 22 @ 7:30pm):

"John Lewis: Good Trouble": This documentary film tells the story of Congressman John Lewis, an American hero who spent his life fighting for voting rights and racial justice.

"Time for Ilhan": This documentary tells the story of a young, hijab-wearing mother of three as she takes on two formidable opponents in a highly contested race for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Join the "Obstacles and Paths to Expanding Representation" panel discussion on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm! The panel will be held remotely online via Zoom with the following persons:

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, VT At-large District
Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights & Democracy VT
Kesha Ram, Candidate for VT State Senate
Quinton Law, Campaign Staffer & Constituent Advocate for Sen. Corey Booker
Matthew Delmont, Sherman Fairchild Prof. of History, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator
Michael Herron, Remsen 1943 Prof. of Government, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator


FREE documentary films available Sept. 22 to Oct. 6 (panel discussion on Oct. 6 @ 7:30pm):

"Slay the Dragon": A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy.

"Capturing the Flag": In 2016, voter protection volunteers travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina, where they learn their skills at the polls are no match for insidious modern-day voter suppression. How will they continue in the fight for democracy's most sacred promise to its citizens: the right to vote?

Join the "Voter Suppression & Action to Protect the Vote" panel discussion on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30pm! The panel will be held remotely online via Zoom with the following persons:

Laverne Berry, Lawyer and Producer, "Capturing the Flag"
Anne De Mare, Director and Producer, "Capturing the Flag"
Othniel Harris, Regional Voter Protection Director, NC Democratic Party
David Daley, Author, "Ratf**ked, Why Your Vote Doesn't Count"
Rebecca Green, Prof. of Law, William & Mary; Co-Founder, Revive My Vote (VA)
Matthew Delmont, Sherman Fairchild Prof. of History, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator
Michael Herron, Remsen 1943 Prof. of Government, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator


Presented by WRIF White River Indie Films, Inc.
501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Registration: www.wrif.org
Questions: info@wrif.org
White River Indie Films Board of Directors

9/8/20 12:00am - 10/6/20 8:30pm

Online, White River Junction

Sep
17
2020
– THRU –
Oct
8
2020

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Instructor: Susan Weiss
Dates: Thursdays, September 17 – October 8
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $160
SVAC member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $145
Non-member, registering for this course only – $185
Non-member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $165
Learn the techniques of drawing with pencil. pen, charcoal, and ink–while drawing film stills from classic black and white Hollywood movies. We will begin with pencil, and each week we will add to the technical repertoire. Draw a different genre each week–film noir, horror, Westerns and mysteries. For all levels. Class meets over Zoom, four times for 90 minutes each time.

9/17/20 7:00pm - 10/8/20 8:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
4
2020
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Oct
10
2020

'Home Ground' paintings by Susan Abbott

'Home Ground' paintings by Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott treasures the depth and value of aged places and architecture with austere light. In this series for ‘Home Ground’ each painting includes a structure or dwelling with a curious edge. They offer a feeling of endurance through the changes of season, storms, and wear. They portray the stability and tenacity necessary to keep a shelter feeling like home.


As Abbott states, “ . . . we carry a need for home deep within us. Whether we live in a beach cottage or farmhouse, in a rented room in the city, or a clapboard cape on a dirt road, now more than ever home is our refuge in an uncertain world.”

9/4/20 10:00am - 10/10/20 4:00pm

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne

Aug
15
2020
– THRU –
Oct
15
2020

“Poetic Landscape” fine art show at DaVallia Art & Accents

“Poetic Landscape” fine art show at DaVallia Art & Accents

DaVallia Art & Accents invites you to a new fine art exhibition at their 39 North Gallery. Their fine art show, “Poetic Landscape,” will feature paintings by Carol Aronson-Shore from Aug. 15 through Oct. 15.

Carol Aronson-Shore employs poetic effects of light, color, and composition to coax magical and mysterious moments out of our daily world. She was a professor of painting and drawing at the University of New Hampshire from 1980 to 1999. Carol has continued to pursue her muse through her evocative landscapes and seascapes. Her compositions are assured and assuring in their light and color relationships. Her professional success is amply demonstrated by the fact that she has exhibited, and is included in private and corporate collections, across the nation – including the permanent collection of the White House.

Established in 2009, DaVallia has been a five-star destination for the arts. Located on Route 103 in the historic Stone Village of Chester, their gallery and sculpture gardens provide an inspiring atmosphere to experience a diverse array of art. DaVallia welcomes you to enjoy this special exhibit.

For more information, visit www.theDavallia.com or call Michael Alon at 802-875-8900 to schedule an appointment for a private viewing.

8/15/20 10:00am - 10/15/20 5:00pm

DaVallia, Chester

Jun
27
2020
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Oct
18
2020

Triad 2020: Art During Covid 19

Triad 2020: Art During Covid 19

Large scale new paintings by career artists Patrick Dunfey, Pam Glick, and Richard Jacobs. Order and disorder, chaos and structure, work and play. What will happen and when? Thought and intuition the great rivalry.

Gallery open anytime by appointment only call or text 802-777-2713; grounds only open Sat/Sun 12-5

6/27/20 12:00pm - 10/18/20 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Sep
24
2020
– THRU –
Oct
18
2020

An Iliad

An Iliad

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, VT 05161

The eternal, enchanting power of storytelling comes to life in this gripping adaptation of Homer’s classic. A solitary storyteller on a bare stage throws us right into the midst of conflict where heroes and countries clash in a quest for power and glory. In this vibrant retelling, the Trojan War and the present day are set side by side as the excitement of an ancient tale is catapulted into an intimate, urgent, and spellbinding story for today. Written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles.

Tickets $45-60. Does not include sales tax and fees.
802-824-5288, westonplayhouse.org

September 24- October 18
Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00pm
Sunday Matinees at 3:00pm

9/24/20 7:30pm - 10/18/20 7:30pm

705 Main Street, Weston

Sep
24
2020
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Oct
29
2020

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

For kids in grades 5 & 6. Students will build a solid acting foundation while working with other young actors in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. We will work to sharpen acting skills and create characters through improvisational games and scenes. This is a great class to gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows and will run according to Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 risk management. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org for more information.

9/24/20 3:30pm - 10/29/20 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
1
2020
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Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Sep
15
2020
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Oct
30
2020

Rock Solid XX

Rock Solid XX

In the Main Floor Gallery:
Rock Solid XX – This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite. For info: studioplacearts.com and click on “Art Stroll.”

Visit studioplacearts.com for more details or call 802-479-7069

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Aug
5
2020
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Oct
31
2020

Exposed: Vermont Edition 2020

Exposed: Vermont Edition 2020

Exposed, Helen Day Art Center’s annual beloved outdoor sculpture exhibition, will be on display throughout the town of Stowe for a special Vermont Edition this year to support artists around the state.

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Aug
5
2020
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Oct
31
2020

This Amazing World

This Amazing World

Two dozen photographs by local artist John Snell showing his love for the natural world, much of it right in Central Vermont. The gallery is in the lobby of the hospital and is open to all.

Central Vermont Medical Center Art Gallery, Montpelier