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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Claire Kelly’s engaging and cheerful glass sculptures give the viewer a gentle mirror with which to examine our contradictory world. Using the integration of traditional Venetian glassblowing and cold working techniques, she creates colorful figures and forms from glass. Her miniature landscapes populated with animals are evocative of childhood toys and stories. Though whimsical and colorful, these sculptures draw attention to the perilous and fragile existence many of these animals face, gazing off into an unknown future.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Justin Hoekstra’s abstract acrylic paintings achieve their intensely vibrating, almost luminous surface from application of many layers of pigments and the removal of these layers by abrading the surface with an orbital sander.
“This process is for me like that which shapes each of us in life as accumulated experience combines with pressure and time to reveal the truth of who we are.” –Justin Hoekstra

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
1
2019

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON’S new body of work, though still employing the use of many thin strips of reclaimed wood scavenged from various sources in southern Vermont, are now assembled to transform into abstract two dimensional compositions finding themselves often floating within a grid, or sharing the picture plane with strips of wood focusing one’s attention in a singular direction. While continuing to nod to his interest in architecture, patterns and quilting, this new method of composing the picture plane is a fascinating new direction.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
16
2019
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Sep
1
2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Judevine

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Judevine

David Budbill's "Judevine" is the most popular and beloved play in the 48 year history of Oldcastle Theatre Company, and has been produced four times by OTC beginning in 1988 but has been absent from the theatre's schedule since 2004.
"Theatres, as with libraries, should make available the classics and "Judevine" is a classic American play," according to Oldcastle's Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson, who has directed all of the company's previous four productions. "David's extraordinary play is lyrical, funny, thoughtful and thought-provoking, a bit scarey at times, sexy, ribald, and poetic." Peterson said.
Set in a fictional Vermont town the play introduces a large variety of characters making their lives in the rural Hamlet, scrapping a living out of logging, planting and harvesting Christmas trees, and other backbreaking work. Budbill's people are Vietnam vets, frazzled mothers trying to feed children on too few dollars, snowmobilers who long for clear, cold winter days gliding through snow covered woods, machinists, storekeepers, and hippies who've abandoned cities searching for a different kind of life and find one more difficult, yet somehow more fulfilling than their previous life. There's Doug, who doesn't like to work too much in the winter because it interferes with his snomachin'," Grace a fragile young woman with a darkness in her past who might have found salvation in Tommy a Vietnam vet, Black French Canadian Antoine who is a laborer and part-time philosopher and many more.
Performances
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Matinees Sunday, Thursday and first Saturday @ 2 pm

331 Main St., Bennington

Jun
27
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Then and Now

Then and Now

Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrates its 35th anniversary with THEN AND NOW, an exhibition featuring the works of 20th century plein air landscape painters, and contemporary artists who follow, literally, in their footsteps. The exhibit includes 30 paintings by masters of the Vermont landscape, and the works of 30 artists who returned to the locations they painted, over a period of a year.
The resulting exhibit features 120 paintings, installed in groups according to location, that spans over 100 years of painting.

6/27/19 11:00am - 9/2/19 5:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Jul
25
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

A true feast for the senses takes place with the 22nd Annual Vermont Festival of the Arts in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. This month-long celebration has been labeled a “Time Honored Event” by the Vermont Department of Tourism. There is something for everyone in the entire family. Immerse yourself in workshops, learn a new craft or hone your cooking skills. For a more relaxed time take in a music or theater event between your casual visits to gardens, an art exhibition in the galleries of a restored, century-old barn, a museum of industrial design, meeting artists in their studios or viewing the architecture of a historic village. The month of more than 100 events culminates with a juried craft fair of 100 plus artisans on Labor Day weekend. (free -some events ticketed)

Daily, August through Labor Day, Duxbury, Moretown, Waitsfield & Warren, Vermont, valleyartsvt.com

The Complete 2019 Arts Guide is available here.

This Event partially underwritten by Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Valley Chamber – Thank you.

7/25/19 6:00am - 9/2/19 9:00pm

Mad River Valley, Waitsfield

Jul
26
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Big Red Barn Art Show

Big Red Barn Art Show

2019 marks the 22nd year of the Big Red Barn Art Show, held in the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield. It will run from July 26th through September 2nd, 2019. Show hours are Noon to 9 pm, Thursday through Sunday each week, following the calendar of American Flatbread.
This year the Big Red Barn Show welcomes Vermont artisans into the exhibit, incorporating the previously titled “Multi-Medium” show. It’s block-buster show that will last for six weeks!
A gala opening reception is planned for Sunday, July 28th from 5-7 pm. All are invited to this free event. Enjoy area artist and artisan work, Anthony Santor’s jazz combo, tasty food, and beverages.
Each August, the Big Red Barn Art Show delights tourists and locals, appreciators and collectors, and provides a welcome activity for folks waiting for their dinner tables at American Flatbread. Children enjoy the Art Treasure Hunt, a list of questions to be answered by finding, “which painting has…?” The artists enjoy taking turns acting as exhibit ambassadors, eager to talk with guests, answering questions, and adding a little extra to our guests’ experience.
The Big Red Barn Art Show is actually three exhibitions in one: there’s the main exhibit, with up to three pieces of art or craftwork for each artist; the small works show with one wall-hung piece per artist, none larger than 16 inches wide or tall; and the Art Stall, a corner dedicated to modestly priced prints and cards.
We invite friends old and new to visit this show in the historic Red Barn at Lareau Farm – it’s a terrific experience!

7/26/19 12:00pm - 9/2/19 9:00pm

Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield

Jul
13
2018
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Sep
6
2019

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.

In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.

OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk

7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
7
2019

Womens Work is Never Done

Womens Work is Never Done

The Montgomery Center for the Arts will be hosting an innovative show, “Women’s Work is Never Done” from Aug 11 -Sept 7 at with an opening wine and cheese reception on Friday August 9th at 7 PM. Regular gallery hours at the Historic Kelton Hall located at 2 Mountain Road in Montgomery Center are Fri-Sun 12-4 pm or by appointment.
This unique multi-media show will feature powerful artwork created by 5 – 80-year-old women from New York, Quebec and Vermont ranging from traditional fiber and needlework to fine art, painting, and photography.
“Each work of art celebrates its creator and her stance in the world, especially just now when that stance feels under siege,” said M Sebastian Araujo – Curator and Creative Director of the MCA. “Our planet has a long history of human existence and until the 20th Century, most of the credit and status has been given to the male of the species. However right alongside the men, there have always been women: strong, driven, creative, and innovative women.
“In this show, we are celebrating the Female Spirit that has endured severe hardships and sacrifices by women of all races, nationalities, backgrounds, education, and regions. The spirit that challenged laws and regulations as well as social standards and stereotypes and organized women to change public opinion. As a result of that hard work and commitment, organizations and businesses began to slowly change all across the United States and in many nations and eventually they were codified progressive measures by governments. More women have now become empowered to contribute to their personal, family and community well-being in the United States and throughout the world. These improvements are manifested in many areas of today’s society such as the family, corporations, education, sports, healthcare, arts and culture, and the military. Despite these changes, however, the rights and health of women continue to be threatened in the United States and internationally.”
For more information about the non-profit Montgomery Center for the Arts: Montgomerycenterforthearts.com,https://www.facebook.com/MCAKeltonHall-136117773578466/, montgomerycenterarts@gmail.com, joesebvermont@gmail.com
ARTWORK: Brigitte Normandin, Susan Dealer, Chloë Rose Neva Watts

Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery Center

Jul
26
2019
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Sep
9
2019

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW. New paintings and drawings

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW.  New paintings and drawings

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, August 2, 5pm
David Schütz, Vermont State Curator, will speak briefly about Kolb’s significant contributions as a Vermont artist.

Kathleen Kolb: Painting Greensboro and Beyond for 40 years. A slide presentation on Friday, August 9, 6pm

New paintings and drawings by Kathleen Kolb, inspired by the Vermont she loves — Greensboro, Craftsbury and places around her home in Lincoln. Whether portraying the snowy blues of winter
or tender greens of spring and summer, Kolb expertly captures both daylight and the ephemeral light of evening, and the essence of Vermont. Please join us to take a new look at familiar, well-loved places.

7/26/19 10:00am - 9/9/19 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Aug
6
2019
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Sep
10
2019

Open Call: 21st Annual Photography Exhibition and Benefit Auction

Open Call: 21st Annual Photography Exhibition and Benefit Auction

Please donate your photographic prints & books to our 2019 Auction to benefit the In-Sight Photography Project.


WHAT: 21st Annual Photography Exhibition and Benefit Auction

EXHIBITION: October 4–27, 2019

DEADLINE: September 10, 2019 (Earlier submissions gratefully accepted!)

ONLINE PREVIEW BEGINS: October 1, 2019


By donating your photographic prints or books to our annual auction, you help support programming where youth are encouraged to engage with mentors, ask questions, and make positive choices. Classes at In-Sight not only provide youth with photographic skills but also create a welcoming space where students can feel comfortable to express themselves.

Our scholarship fund has consistently met 100% of the need of our students and their families. With the help of a wide network of caring donors like you, In-Sight can keep photography classes financially accessible to all youth.

Your submission will be included in the online auction, accompanied by your bio or artist statement, and a link to your website. Your work will be viewed online by curators, collectors and photo enthusiasts during October. The annual exhibition at Vermont Center for Photography will run October 4th–27th, with regular hours open to the public.

Note: Gallery space is limited and we will select prints for the exhibition that are no larger than 32"x40" and, whenever possible, ready to hang.

We thank you if you have participated in the past and we hope that you will join us again this year!

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

183 Main Street, Suite 3, Brattleboro, VT 05301, Brattleboro

Aug
1
2019
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Sep
13
2019

Linda E. Jones: Traces

Linda E. Jones: Traces

Opening reception Thursday August 1st 5-7 pm. Closing reception (with catalog) Friday September 13th 4-7

Traces is a retrospective of selected works from 1993-2018 as well as new work inspired by the artist’s personal archeological exploration. Jones will debut an installation inspired by her visit in Aswan Egypt to a ruined mud-brick domed “tomb of the venerated saint” at the Fatimid Cemetery. In this piece she uses Egyptian blue pigment, bought from the souks of Aswan in 2010. In addition to this there will be Traces- a wall installation other new work using digital prints, encaustic and other mixed media.

8/1/19 10:00am - 9/13/19 4:00pm

Champlain College Art Gallery 375 Maple Street CCM Building 2nd FL, Burlington

Aug
3
2019
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Sep
22
2019

Petria Mitchell: Light and Air

Petria Mitchell: Light and Air

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Light and Air, an exhibition of new oil paintings by artist and gallery co-founder Petria Mitchell. The artist’s reception and opening is Saturday, August 3, 5-7 pm, and the show continues through September 22. An Artist Talk is scheduled for August 25, 5 pm.

Educated at an early age at The National Academy School of Design, New York, and The Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Mitchell has been actively involved with art making for over 50 years as a printmaker, engraver and painter. Mitchell serves or has been on numerous not-for profit boards, panels and committees. She co-founded Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts which will be celebrating its 5th anniversary by expanding its space and moving to its new upstairs space in the fall.

Mitchell’s paintings commence with small thumbnail sketches, quick emotional notations which become the foundation of her imagined landscapes. Tonal gradation and converging lines and forms dissolve into her signature elements of accumulating layers of atmosphere and mist. “Petria’s brushwork is wonderfully integrated into the light and darkness of her work. Her brushwork has an abstract quality to it that testifies to the authenticity of her work.” (Ric Campman, 2001)

8/3/19 5:00pm - 9/22/19 5:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Aug
2
2019
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Sep
29
2019

"Origins" A Group Show

"Origins" A Group Show

Join us for our Grand Opening show, "Origins", featuring 13 artists exploring their interpretation of new beginnings.
Gallery Hours: Friday 4 PM - 8 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 8 PM; Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM
Opening Reception will be on Friday, August 2nd from 5 PM to 8 PM.

The Beyond Gallery - 437 Main St, Bennington

Aug
9
2019
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Sep
29
2019

Show 34

Show 34

Show 34 opens at The Front Friday, August 9. Stop in to check out the latest work by our gallery members. Our artist reception is on Friday, September 6, 4 to 7 p.m. during Art Walk — mark your calendars now and plan on celebrating with us in September.

Gallery Hours: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.
For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

image: Michelle Lesnak “soft beckoning” 19”x25”, gouache, ink, spray paint, 2018

8/9/19 4:00pm - 9/29/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Dividing her time between Northern Vermont and her native Australia, Sarah Amos is among a generation of artists who have devised conceptual and formal innovations in printmaking that transcend local histories and conventions to form new meanings. Combining multiple printmaking techniques -etching, monoprint, and collograph- with painting and stitch work; Amos upends traditional notions of printmaking to create monumentally scaled works that evoke a confluence of cultures. Her large-scale prints and multiples allude to organic, scientific, and cultural ideas while exploring materiality and memory.

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples is presented by Leunig’s Bistro & Café.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Chuch Street, Burlington

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Job Site is a collaborative, multimedia installation that explores the drawing and choreography inherent in architecture. This room-sized installation captures the embedded and often overlooked moments of mark making and movement that animate the creation of buildings such as stray hammer marks or snapped chalk lines. Incorporating paper, graphite, wood and video projection, Job Site honors the tradition of New England’s wood frame construction while revealing the mystery beneath the surface of everyday structures that surround and protect us.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Church Street, Burlington

May
18
2019
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Oct
12
2019

Summer Artist Market

Summer Artist Market

Every Saturday, May 18 - October 12, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
The BCA Summer Artist Market creates a vibrant and contemporary outdoor market in the heart of downtown Burlington every Saturday for the summer season. It offers unique, handmade items by Vermont artists and this year’s market features a diverse offering of ceramics, jewelry, games, clothing, accessories, and more! In 2019, the market will be located on the lower block of Church Street, in front of Burlington City Arts and City Hall, within the pedestrian hub of Vermont’s center of activity, shops, and eateries.

5/18/19 9:00am - 10/12/19 3:00pm

149 Church Street, Burlington

May
25
2019
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Oct
13
2019

Human Nature/Nature Human

Human Nature/Nature Human

Figurative and narrative oil paintings by Deborah Brown and Mark Barry

May 25 through October 13, Saturdays & Sundays 12–5 pm

Deborah Brown's paintings focus on a lone female character, fearlessly nude, striding through a variety of natural settings, posing the questions: Do we understand the female as source of power? ..or do we reject female strength at face value? The figures are both recognizable and utterly strange.

Mark Barry's work reveals the human nature that is revealed in a flash, a glance, a second in time; moments that are not often recorded but when captured in paint on canvas provide poignant recognition of the humor, warmth, and universality of everyday experience.

The Bundy Modern, a Bauhaus modern architectural gem in the woods, is located at 361 Bundy Rd, Waitsfield, just 2 miles south of town off Route 100. The building is spectacular in true modern style with all structural elements visible:  walls of glass, brick parapets, massive wooden beams and Vermont slate floors. The renovation has resulted in a versatile space that will carry the building and its history forward in to its next half century.

5/25/19 12:00pm - 10/13/19 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Aug
17
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Opening Reception: August 17 from 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition on view: August 17-October 20, 2019
Guest Curator: Ric Kasini Kadour

Monoprints of yarn balls, lush fantastical landscapes, and deep, colorful abstracts: These are just some of the art viewers will encounter in this exhibition. But far from being a simple exhibition of Vermont art or Vermont artists, curator Ric Kasini Kadour invites the viewer to consider art from a regionalist perspective and how doing so impacts the viewer’s experience of art. Using the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s permanent collection as a point of departure, this exhibition will be an opportunity to consider contemporary American regionalism and the role art plays in society. A series of talks and a printed catalog will further elaborate on these themes.

Featured artists: Carol MacDonald, David Brewster, Denis Versweyveld, Dianne Schullenberger, Gabriel Tempesta, Galen Cheney, James Secor, JoAnne Carson, Judith Rey, Wendy Copp and Wylie Garcia.

Image: Wendy Copp, Ancestor

8/17/19 10:00am - 10/20/19 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jul
14
2019
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Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

May
11
2019
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Dec
1
2019

Malcolm Morley

Malcolm Morley

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by British-born American artist Malcolm Morley at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Hailed internationally as a pioneering figure of his generation, Morley was a founder of Super-Realism, which developed as a counterpoint to Pop Art in the 1960s. He is also remembered as an artist who deliberately broke away from the stylistic innovations which brought him this initial fame. Over a career spanning sixty years, Morley’s practice continually evolved, his paintings becoming ever more colorful, expressive and distinctive. This exhibition includes approximately 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper created between 1964 and 2016 from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

5/11/19 11:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation, Reading