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Friday, August 17, 2018
Jun
6
2018
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Aug
29
2018

Summer Concert Series at Burlington City Arts

Summer Concert Series at Burlington City Arts
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE Summer Concerts at Burlington City Arts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music. Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer in City Hall Park. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

June Performances
June 6 • The Moon and You
June 7 • Myra Flynn, Paul Boffa & Dave Grippo
June 8 • The Jazz Thieves
June 13 • USAF American Clarinet Quartet
June 15 • Pappy
June 20 • Jacob Green
June 22 • Haze & Dacey
June 27 • Danza Del Fuego
June 27 • 5:30 p.m. • The Band Binger
June 29 • About Time

July Performances
July 6 • Birdcode
July 11 • John Dunlop and Laura Markowitz
July 13 • Moose Crossing
July 18 • Marty Morrissey and Robert Resnik
July 18 • 5:30 p.m. • Low Lily
July 20 • Marc Berger
July 25 • Hana Zara
July 27 • Andric Severance Xtet

August Performances
August 1 • Violet and Bell
August 3 • Just for Kicks
August 8 • Dana & Sue Robinson
August 10 • Derek Burkins Band
August 10 • 3 p.m. • Vermont Youth Orchestra
August 15 • The Dupont Brothers
August 15 • 5:30 p.m. • Francesca Blanchard
August 17 • Hokum Brothers
August 22 • Phil Henry Trio
August 24 • Chaque Fois
August 29 • Daddy Long Legs

Interested in performing next year? Contact Zach Williamson, events coordinator, at zwilliamson@burlingtoncityarts.org.

Donations help keep events like the Summer Concert Series free. Those that would like to support BCA can make a donation by visiting www.burlingtoncityarts.org/donate.

Location:
Burlington City Arts
135 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Time: 6/6/18 12:00pm - 8/29/18 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jul
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program
Description:

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

Time: 7/1/18 12:00am - 8/31/18 11:30pm
Location: All Phoenix Books locations, Statewide
Jul
6
2018
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Aug
31
2018

Extra* ordinary; an exhibition presented by Art Tribe

Extra* ordinary; an exhibition presented by Art Tribe
Description:

July 6 - August 31, 2018. This exhibit housed in the beautiful grand hallway of the FlynnDog building on Flynn Avenue presents current work from the 10 members of Art Tribe, a women's art collective. The pieces range from abstract to representational in a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, encaustic techniques, fiber, photography, and art with found objects - and embody the artists' varying interpretations of the extraordinary in the ordinary. Please join us for our opening reception on Friday, July 6th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.

Location: FlynnDog gallery - 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, Burlington
Aug
9
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rock and Roll history comes alive.
Written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott.

Be a fly on the wall of the greatest jam session of all time. Inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, this high-energy musical is an event you won’t soon forget.

Details

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $54 - $68. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

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

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

The Head of the Class

The Head of the Class Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents THE HEAD OF THE CLASS. An invitational group show of 30 artworks by 9 Lamoille County present and former elementary and high school art teachers, are included in this Middle Room exhibit.

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

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

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

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

Time: 5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Jul
21
2018
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Oct
20
2018

Exposed

Exposed Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Exposed. is Helen Day Art Center’s 27th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculptural, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Location: Throughout the village, Stowe
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Aug
16
2018
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Aug
18
2018

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference
Description:

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce the 9th International Comics and Medicine Conference to be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies campus and at nearby Dartmouth College. Previous conferences have been held in London, Chicago, Toronto, Brighton, Seattle, and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Graphic Medicine explores the intersections of comics and healthcare. This year’s theme, “The Ways We Work” invites participants to share and reflect upon how Graphic Medicine is being practiced in public healthcare centers, classrooms, home studios, private clinics, libraries, and bedsides. The conference begins with an evening event held Thursday, August 16, and then consists of two days of a mix of peer-reviewed academic papers, lectures, and workshops.

The conference’s theme was inspired by the work of keynote speaker and Norwich, Vermont resident David Macaulay. David is a MacArthur Fellow known for his award winning books Cathedral, The Way Things Work, and his book about the human body, The Way We Work.

Time: 8/16/18 5:30pm - 8/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies and Dartmouth College, White River Junction
Aug
18
2018

The Colorist Lansdcape Pastel Workshop

The Colorist Lansdcape Pastel Workshop
Description:

WORKSHOP: The Colorist Landscape with Pastels
Materials: List, Members: $90, Non-Members: $100
Instructor: Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc
Color is emotion in a painting. Working against a toned ground, we’ll explore ways to step-up color in our landscapes to achieve exciting, painterly results. This way of pastel painting is lots of fun and has limitless potential. Demonstration, helpful critique and lots of painting time. Please bring a variety of landscape photos All levels welcome. All levels welcome.
SUMMER 2018: 1 day, Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm, August 18

Time: 8/18/18 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne
Aug
18
2018

Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival: Mozart, Washut and Vaughan Williams

Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival: Mozart, Washut and Vaughan Williams Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet (with similar instrumentation to Schubert's "Trout" Quintet), will be the final work on our opening program. Also included will be the Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat and a wonderful String Trio by Iowa composer, Robert Washut (b. 1951) - Soneando.
Adults $25 for one main concert or $45 for both; students free
For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets please visit www.cvcmf.org

Time: 8/18/18 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Aug
16
2018
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Aug
19
2018

Turkish Music Weekend

Turkish Music Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join Jenny Luna (vocals, percussion), Adam Good (ud, tambura), Eylem Basaldi (violin) of the Dolunay Trio, to learn the the songs, instruments and rhythms of the Turkish people.

For this workshop Dolunay will present Turkish and Rumeli songs. This music is based in a system of musical modes known as makam and each day will open with a makam theory workshop focusing on the makam that the song(s) to be presented that day are based in.

Workshop attendees will then have the option of focusing in on an instrument of choice. Ud, violin, percussion and voice workshops will be given separately for each song. We will all come together again at the end of the day to play through the music we have learned that day as a group. If you do not play one of these four instruments you are still welcome to attend the workshop!

Sheet music will be provided for each song. In the melodic classes we will focus on understanding how each melody works and look especially at the nuances that make each melody unique. In the rhythm class we will focus not only on specific rhythms for songs but also on how an understanding of the melody ultimately influences the way the way the rhythm is played for each song.

Musicians and singers of all levels welcome! No experience necessary.


A Tentative Schedule

Friday and Saturday:
9:30-10:30am - Makam Theory Workshop
10:30 - 11:30am - vocal workshop and violin or ud workshop (separate rooms)
11:30 - 1:30pm - lunch
1:30 - 2:30pm - percussion workshop and violin or ud workshop
2:30 - 3:30pm - everyone comes together to play through the tune(s) we have taught that day

Saturday:
7:30 pm - Dolunay in Concert

Sunday:
9:30 - 10:30am - Makam Theory Workshop
10:30 - 11:30am - We play through all the tunes we've taught over the weekend.

With a musical vision that is at once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the ancient Ottomans, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. The trio infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. With an array of original compositions offered alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards, the music of Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) offers listeners an escape from the press of city life. By the light of the moon, bits of the Rumeli soul mingle with the diverse musical and linguistic influences of members Eylem Basaldi, Adam Good, and Jenny Luna.


Since 2012, Dolunay has lured audiences with an approach to Turkish and Rumeli musical traditions that pays homage to the diverse musical roots of the Balkan region. Rumeli, a term encompassing the diverse landscapes of Southeastern Europe once under Ottoman influence, evokes a musical mosaic that is enriched by centuries of cultural encounters that traverse the boundary between East and West. Dolunay continues this tradition of musical alchemy as they share their unique interpretations of these works. The music is based in a system of musical modes known as makam, and features songs about people’s homes, their families and lovers, their villages, and overcoming life’s familiar challenges—aspects of everyday life that create a sense of identity against the backdrop of history and the sweep of the mountains.

Time: 8/16/18 4:00pm - 8/19/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Aug
16
2018
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Aug
19
2018

Stowe Tango Music Festival

Stowe Tango Music Festival
Description:

A fun event for music, dance, and culture enthusiasts of all ages! The Stowe Tango Music Festival is the United States' premier tango music festival, noted both for its high level of musical training, and its unique series of public performances.

Now in it's 6th year, the Festival includes a full weekend of events for those who want to learn about Argentine culture, try Tango, or just watch and listen to amazing music. Many Festival events are family-friendly and free to the public.

Highlights include:
- Workshops, Milongas (dance parties), and the sell-out Festival Concert
- Festival Orchestra – a 25+ piece tango orchestra comprised of an extraordinary group of selected students from all over the globe, and world-class artists including guest tango legends from Argentina.
- Famous Tango Dance Performers and Teachers
- Guest Tango Music Legends from Argentina
- The Tango Trail: including events at Stowe businesses
- And, the Che Bandoneon International Competition

Location: several venues, Stowe
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

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

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury
Jun
15
2018
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Aug
25
2018

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \

\ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm.

Time: 6/15/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jul
3
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig
Description:

Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop is pleased to announce that it will be featuring work by Montpelier Artist Rob Hitzig during the heat of summer -- July 3 to August 25. Titled "Colorful Musings," Rob's work explores the surprising interactions of colors and shapes through geometric abstraction. Although not easily categorized, the art rides a mysterious line between the painting and sculpture -- while some pieces have physical depth, all the work, even pieces that are completely flat, have visual depth. Rob is inspired by wonder and curiosity, seeking to discover what happens when things just happen, with the hope that the work generates the same experience for the viewer.

Rob is a self taught artist who began sculpting wood after learning how to make furniture on weekends while working for the US EPA in Washington, DC. As a result, much of his work integrates fine furniture building techniques. Since becoming a professional artist he has shown his work throughout Vermont. He also shows his work in a Washington, DC gallery and had his last show there reviewed in the Washington Post.

Come meet Rob Hitzig on Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm and learn about his journey of being a self-taught artist. What drives his creativity and inspires his work? How does he choose the color palette for his pieces? Come to this event and ask him these questions and more! This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Time: 7/3/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 6:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury VT, Waterbury
Jul
27
2018
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Aug
25
2018

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A juried show of artists from the northeast looking to explore "the book" as concept, object and format. The broad theme of "UNBOUND VOL. VIII" encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a "book" is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point or as material to explore new ideas.

Opening Reception: Friday July 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

Special Bookstock Weekend Hours: Sat July 28th & Sun July 29th, 11am-4pm

Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 25th

Opening in conjunction with the kick off of Bookstock! Please visit bookstockvt.org for more information about this great event!

Time: 7/27/18 5:30pm - 8/25/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Aug
2
2018
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Aug
26
2018

A Doll's House Part 2

A Doll's House Part 2 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A comic sequel to the famed modern drama.
Written by Lucas Hnath
15 years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life, she returns to the place she once called home with an urgent request. This hilarious and bold new play examines marriage, family, and traditional gender roles nearly 150 years after the original A Doll’s House was written.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Jul
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program
Description:

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

Time: 7/1/18 12:00am - 8/31/18 11:30pm
Location: All Phoenix Books locations, Statewide
Aug
9
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rock and Roll history comes alive.
Written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott.

Be a fly on the wall of the greatest jam session of all time. Inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, this high-energy musical is an event you won’t soon forget.

Details

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $54 - $68. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
May
26
2018
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Sep
3
2018

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter

The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse between Father and Daughter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Juxtaposition of Royal Academy of Art father, Michael Craig-Martin, and Vanity Fair photographer daughter, Jessica Craig-Martin, shown May 26th through Sept 3, weekends 12-5 or by appointment. Also see 12 original 1960s modern sculptures returned to the grounds after 25 years away.

Time: 5/26/18 12:00pm - 9/3/18 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield