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Arts Calendar

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Dec
6
2019
– THRU –
Dec
21
2019

Small Works - Holiday Show 2019

Small Works - Holiday Show 2019

Small Works - Holiday Show 2019
Opening Reception Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm-7:30pm
An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

Exhibit Dates: December 6-21st
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-4pm

Artistree Gallery, South Pomfret

Nov
8
2019
– THRU –
Dec
26
2019

Visions of the Camino de Santiago

Visions of the Camino de Santiago

Melanie Brotz presents 15 paintings - impressions of the landscapes and surroundings she experienced this fall on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Her body of work is part of a group show at the Flynn Dog gallery presented by Art Tribe - a collective of women artists in the Burlington area.

11/8/19 8:00am - 12/26/19 7:00pm

Flynn Dog Gallery 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington

Oct
1
2019
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Dec
27
2019

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Jennifer Hubbard’s oil paintings feature scenes from Lamoille and Orleans counties, and capture barns and agricultural subjects in the vivid illumination of late afternoon light. In some paintings, she tweaks her color palette to add a contemporary, surreal twist on traditional rural landscape painting. The resulting paintings merge realistic, recognizable scenes with a touch of painterly abstraction. Jennifer Hubbard grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied painting and drawing at the Mitchell School of Fine Arts, and Maryland Institute, College of Art. She moved to Vermont in 2009.

“My work has always been primarily focussed on portraiture. When I moved to Vermont, where the landscape is such a powerful influence on daily life, I decided to move my subjects outside, into the environment. I was interested in capturing the interaction between people and the outdoors, particularly as the seasons change.” Hubbard gradually started replacing figures with barns and other architectural elements. The resulting paintings bring to mind both Impressionism and Photorealism, and offer a contemporary perspective of the people and landscapes of Vermont.

www.jenniferhubbardfineart.com

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
1
2019
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Dec
27
2019

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Heartbeet is a vibrant lifesharing community in Hardwick and Craftsbury that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Community members live and work together in beautiful extended family households in a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop his or her unique ability and potential. The art shown is a collaboration between the fiber art creators and therapeutic woodworking studio. After the wool feltings are made the pieces are then hand framed by Heartbeet craftsmen with timber from their land. 11 artists are represented in the group show, with pieces entitled Tree Spirit, The Shepherd, Lonely Landscape, Moonrise and more.

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
3
2019
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Dec
27
2019

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

The artist’s body of work combines and transforms hand-stitched pieces of old cloth into new contexts-- with some inspired by their histories, and others by formal concerns or visual associations. Rogue Cloth Work presents textile assemblages created by Cohen over many years—and each tells a compelling story.

Opening Reception October 10, 4:30-7:00 PM
Montpelier Art Walk December 6, 4:00-7:00 PM

10/3/19 8:00am - 12/27/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

Nov
26
2019
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Dec
28
2019

Members' Art Show and Festival of Trees and Light

Members' Art Show and Festival of Trees and Light

It’s that wonderful time of year! For one month, Helen Day Art Center will again dedicate our gallery walls to our valued members for the Members’ Art Show & Sale. Simultaneously we present the Festival of Trees & Light.

Please join us in celebrating the season with a vibrant group exhibition featuring the artwork of our members, evergreen trees decorated with ornaments handmade by master artisans, and a beautiful Hanukkah display of menorahs, games, and dreidels. With works available from ceramic sculpture to fine art photographs, it will also be a perfect opportunity to find a unique and meaningful holiday gift.

The opening reception is Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5pm - 7pm. Enjoy a feast of hors d'oeuvres generously provided by local restaurants, holiday crafts in the hands-on room, and the festive community atmosphere that makes the Art Center what it is - a place to gather and celebrate creativity. This event is free and family friendly!

11/26/19 10:00am - 12/28/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
1
2019
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Dec
31
2019

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

On display at The Museum of Everyday Life through the end of the year, “The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)" looks at the long human relationship to scissors. We’ll reveal the elegance of scissors design, and explore the myriad professional, creative, superstitious, violent and domestic uses of scissors throughout the ages. All kinds of scissors will be on display, in addition to our ever-expanding permanent collection of everyday life objects. The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8am-8pm, and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt. 16) in Glover, a short distance South of the Shadow Lake Rd. See www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details.

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover

Nov
5
2019
– THRU –
Jan
3
2020

Elliot Burg and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Elliot Burg and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by Elliot Burg and Athena Tasiopoulos. The exhibit will run from November 5th, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception - November 7th - 5:00 - 7:00pm, Artist Talk - December 6th - 5:00pm

Elliot Burg is a freelance photographer from Middlesex, Vermont. In 2018, Elliot Burg traveled to Havana, Cuba, to capture portraits and photograph musicians and dancers in the streets playing music and moving their bodies to the rhythms of salsa and reggaetón.

Athena Petra Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. The artist creates surface texture, depth, and dimension by covering and inscribing paper and photographic collages with encaustic. By re-inventing antiquated portraits, Tasiopoulos allows her subjects to transcend the constraints of time and place.

11/5/19 12:00pm - 1/3/20 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Nov
20
2019
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Jan
5
2020

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Nov
17
2019
– THRU –
Jan
11
2020

The Brilliance of Pastels ~The Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society

The Brilliance of Pastels ~The Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society

The Vermont Pastel Society ( VPS) is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1999 by award-winning artist Sean Dye. The purpose of VPS is to build and strengthen connections among pastel artists. VPS now has over 120 members and is open to all levels of pastel artists. The organization sponsors workshops and hosts both member and juried exhibitions in various locations around the state.

Recently, the organization has been divided up into six smaller groups, called “hubs” in order for members to get to know other nearby pastelists and to share in local activities, whether it is a workshop, an exhibit or just getting together to paint. The Montpelier area is called the Central Vermont Hub and boasts more than 35 members, fourteen of whom are exhibiting work in this show. We believe that the variety of subjects, styles, compositions and colors in these paintings demonstrate the versatility, the beauty and the brilliance of pastels.

We hope you love the medium of pastels just as much as we do!

For further information, please see: www.vermontpastelsociety.com

11/17/19 12:00pm - 1/11/20 12:00pm

THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin

Sep
14
2019
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Jan
12
2020

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Joel D. Barber, Swan, Havre de Grace, 1950. Watercolor and ink on paper, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of J. Watson, Jr., Harry H., and Samuel B. Webb. 1952-192.388. Photography by Andy Duback.

This monographic exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952). Featuring more than 100 decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors from Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection and archives, the exhibition will be organized into five thematic sections. The first section explores Barber’s introduction to the world of wildfowl decoys and his early collecting years. The next section focuses on the Art Deco-inspired watercolors he used to illustrate his groundbreaking first book Wild Fowl Decoys published in 1934. The third section chronicles his various attempts at trying to design the perfect “Modern” decoy, amalgams based on historical precedents found in his collection. The fourth section examines the numerous ways Barber exhibited his collection publicly to shine a spotlight on decoys, including: duck shows, art exhibitions, and the establishment of the world’s first decoy museum in 1947. Using existing watercolor portraits and measured drawings, the fifth and final section pieces together Barber’s unfinished second book The Decoys of North America, an ambitious project that consumed the final three years of his life.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Nov
23
2019
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Jan
24
2020

Art Connect at Catamount Arts: 5th Annual Juried Art Show & Reception

Art Connect at Catamount Arts: 5th Annual Juried Art Show & Reception

Catamount Arts is pleased to announce its fifth annual juried show, “Arts Connect at Catamount Arts,” which will be on view in the Catamount Arts Galleries from November 23 through January 24. Juried by Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Associate Curator at the Shelburne Museum, this exhibition offers area residents an opportunity to view outstanding work by emerging and established member artists. An opening reception for artists, family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 4-6 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Katie Wood Kirchhoff is associate curator at Shelburne Museum where she explores the museum’s historic collections in such varied exhibitions as “Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds,” “Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects,” and “Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography.” A graduate of Smith College and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Kirchhoff received her PhD from the University of Delaware and worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate before her arrival at the Shelburne Museum. She is currently working on “Eyesight & Insight: A Lens on American Art” as part of the Vermont Curators Group’s 2020 Vision Project.

For more information about “Arts Connect at Catamount Arts,” on view from November 23rd to January 24th, or to learn more about the galleries at Catamount Arts, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

11/23/19 4:00pm - 1/24/20 12:00pm

Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury

Sep
6
2019
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Feb
6
2020

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

The show’s intention is to fire up the imagination by displaying whimsical, powerful and haunting sculptures and paintings featuring the alchemy of turning metal into art. The eight artists in the exhibition wow us with their imagination and skill, says Nina Jamison, Director of Exhibitions. They include: Jeanne Carbonetti, Chester, VT; Sabrina Fadial, Barre, VT; Alexandra Heller, Morrisville, VT; Peter Heller (deceased); Pat Musick, Manchester, VT; Dan O’Donnell, Springfield, VT; Gerald Stoner, Underhill, VT; Johnny Swing, Brookline, VT. With a soaring 25-foot ceiling and clerestory windows, the 150-foot-long by 45-foot-wide world- class public art space is unique in the region and accommodates and compliments very large artwork and sculpture. Springfield Regional Development
Corporation sponsors the exhibits at the Great Hall.

9/6/19 5:30pm - 2/6/20 5:00pm

Great Hall, 100 River Street, Springfield

Nov
9
2019
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Mar
8
2020

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography celebrates the work of 14 international and national contemporary artists who use the darkroom as a type of laboratory and find inspiration in the vast array of 19th-century photographic processes, from daguerreotypes to photograms. Experimenting with the mutable medium of photography and employing a variety of materials—from cyanotype dresses made of tamale wrappers to a three-dimensional shelter displaying tintype portraits—these artists depict familiar subjects of landscapes, portraiture, and still life through a contemporary lens.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Dec
18
2019

Sense and Sensibility - YOUTH AUDITIONS

Sense and Sensibility - YOUTH AUDITIONS

Rumor has it that girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice; but rumors are rarely true.

Join in the fun for NEYT's Spring Senior Company Play.

12/18/19 4:00pm - 6:30pm

New England Youth Theatre - 100 Flat St, Brattleboro

Dec
18
2019

Auditions for Sense and Sensibility

Auditions for Sense and Sensibility

Auditions: Sense and Sensibility (Ages 13-19)
Wednesday, December 18 2019
4:00pm-6:30pm
Performance dates April 10 - April 18
Rumor has it that girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice; but not all rumors are true.

Visit neyt.org for more details about auditioning and registering!

12/18/19 4:00pm - 6:30pm

New England Youth Theatre - 100 Flat St, Brattleboro

Dec
18
2019

Capital City Photography Group

Capital City Photography Group

We are a photography group bringing all levels from amateur to professional together with the common goal to inspire, create, and educate. We will create a calendar of workshops, field trips, and events that will provide a venue for exploration into all aspects of the photography world. We will organize educational opportunities for the most basic to experienced photographer. Everyone interested in photography is welcome and encouraged to join us. We will meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm at The Garage Cultural Center at 58 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont.
More info at: https://www.meetup.com/Montpelier-Photography-Classes-Meetup-Group

12/18/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Dec
18
2019

Burlington Songwriters Holiday Celebration

Burlington Songwriters Holiday Celebration

The Burlington Songwriters will be hosting a Holiday Celebration at The Double E next to the Essex Cinemas. We're planning a round-robin sharing of our favorite holiday songs. Mostly, however, this is a chance to gather socially.

This is an open event at The Double E. Come on out and meet the Songwriters and share in the Holiday festivities.

Songwriters, please R.S.V.P.

12/18/19 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Double E Performance Center, Essex

Dec
18
2019

Stories for the Season

Stories for the Season

Lost Nation Theater presents STORIES FOR THE SEASON – a special holiday-inspired special event - one night only Wednesday December 18th at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center.

Join favorite LNT artists and fans for cozy dramatic readings of stories from around the world that celebrate the return of the light from a host of traditions. Presentations include Solstice stories, some Dr Seuss, Jewish tales, merry music, Native American lore, and a little Charles Dickens. Stories suitable for all ages and fun for the whole family.

It all happens Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:00pm.

Box Office and Lobby will open at 6:15pm. 
Seating begins at 6:30pm and the readings begins at 7pm.
Lost Nation Theater, City Hall Arts Center, Main Street, Montpelier. The theater is wheelchair accessible and an assisted listening system is available.

Lost Nation Theater’s gift to the community, STORIES OF THE SEASON is Free! 
(Donations are welcome.) Tasty Treats and warm beverages will be sold.

For more information call 802-229-0492 or visit www.lostnationtheater.org

12/18/19 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Lost Nation Theater, City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier

Dec
18
2019

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Comes to the Grange Theatre!

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Comes to the Grange Theatre!

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Comes to the Grange Theatre!
Wednesday, December 18th at 7:30pm
Chippers presents an evening of holiday cheer with VSO musicians and Counterpoint vocalists, featuring a new composition, traditional favorites, and a carol singalong!

The VSO Brass Quintet joins forces with Counterpoint, this year guest-conducted by Kevin Quigley, to ring in the holidays in style.
Selections range from a brass arrangement of a Bach chorale and majestic Poulenc motets to popular tunes like “Sleigh Ride,” “Let It Snow,” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” The program also includes a carol singalong, a brand-new student composition, and traditional favorites by Robert De Cormier. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this seasonal treat—a perfect blend of brass, voices, and good cheer.

12/18/19 7:30pm

Artistree The Grange Theater, South Pomfret

Dec
18
2019

Burlington Choral Society's ‘Messiah’ Sing

Burlington Choral Society's ‘Messiah’ Sing

The Burlington Choral society invites the community to join them in singing the Christmas choruses and final Amen of Handel's 'Messiah.' Bring a score or borrow one at the door. Listeners are also welcome.

Richard Riley will conduct, with soloists and Jenny Bower on organ and piano

Admission free. Donations to COTS are welcome.

12/18/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

College Street Congregational Church, 265 College St., Burlington

Sep
28
2019
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Dec
20
2019

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Wind swept skies and rocky shores, light dappled woods and shimmering water – Kate Emlen’s paintings explore the power and mystery of the natural world. Imagery shifts between disintegration and integration through the use of light and shadow, color and form. Emlen’s small gouaches on paper and large oil paintings on panel and linen are included in the exhibition.

9/28/19 5:00pm - 12/20/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Nov
8
2019
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Dec
20
2019

I AM. . .

I AM. . .

I AM . . . is a multimedia exhibition that explores what it means to be a Vermont artist. The show culminates the first year of the I am a Vermont Artist e-newsletter series, which documents how artists’ creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age. Curated by Shanta Lee Gander and the Vermont Arts Council's Communications Director Kira Bacon, I AM . . . features the work of more than twenty artists and will include two-dimensional art as well as music and sound, spoken word, poetry, dance, and movement within a digital compilation.

11/8/19 8:30am - 12/20/19 4:30pm

Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier

Dec
6
2019
– THRU –
Dec
21
2019

Small Works - Holiday Show 2019

Small Works - Holiday Show 2019

Small Works - Holiday Show 2019
Opening Reception Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm-7:30pm
An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

Exhibit Dates: December 6-21st
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-4pm

Artistree Gallery, South Pomfret

Nov
8
2019
– THRU –
Dec
26
2019

Visions of the Camino de Santiago

Visions of the Camino de Santiago

Melanie Brotz presents 15 paintings - impressions of the landscapes and surroundings she experienced this fall on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Her body of work is part of a group show at the Flynn Dog gallery presented by Art Tribe - a collective of women artists in the Burlington area.

11/8/19 8:00am - 12/26/19 7:00pm

Flynn Dog Gallery 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington