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Arts Calendar: Northern Vermont

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Apr
5
2018

First Thursdays: Christine Malcolm and Friends

First Thursdays: Christine Malcolm and Friends Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us in the Café for this free, intimate performance series.
Christine is a singer-songwriter from Elmore, Vermont. She plays a blend of country, folk, and blues. Christine won a Tammie Award for Best Country Record of the Year for her first recording Crickets, Coyotes and the Big Yellow Moon.
No cover, but please tip your performers and servers.

Time: 4/5/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Description:

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water
Description:

Large abstract photographs of water fill the East Gallery for this solo exhibition by local artist Philip Herbison.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Feb
24
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Seasonal Expressions: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill

Seasonal Expressions: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Seasonal Expression: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill, on view in Main Gallery from February 24-April 14, 2018.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-7 pm, the St. Johnsbury Business and Professional Women’s Association will host a special reception for the artists in celebration of March as National Women’s Month. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Working from such seemingly diverse settings as the hills and valleys of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the windswept coast of Iceland, and artist studios tree near urban Boston, these artists create work as a personal response to nature. Prilla Smith Brackett’s monochromatic drawings of rooted plant life are studies of growth and decay, yet also convey a sense of danger by inviting the viewer to consider darkly seductive imagery. Jane Sherrill seeks to bear witness to the lichen and moss covering trees around New England that “seem to glow when wet;” and Elizabeth Nelson places herself in the middle of the rain and wind she experienced during a month long artist’s residency in Reykjavik Iceland. Seen together, these gestural and expressive paintings reveal personal interpretations of landscape that reflect human experience.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Prilla Smith Brackett has exhibited in one-person exhibitions and group shows both nationally and abroad. Honors include a finalist award in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, artist residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Ragdale Foundation; the Ucross Foundation; and a fellowship in painting at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Born in New Orleans, Brackett graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of California/Berkeley before earning an MFA in drawing & painting from the University of Nebraska/Lincoln. Smith Brackett added printmaking to her practice in 2003, and lives in Boston and works from her studio in Cambridge, MA. For more information, please see http://prillasmithbrackett.com.

Elizabeth Nelson graduated with a BS from Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former dairy farmer, she has lived on her farm in the Northeast Kingdom for more than 40 years, where she has painted and also been active as a gallerist and curator. She has exhibited widely, most recently at the Burlington Center for the Arts (BCA), Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, and River Arts in Morrisville. In 2015 she exhibited work at Shelburne Farms that she completed at Elmore State Park in 2015 as part of Vermont’s Of Land and Local Artist-in-Residency Program. She has also enjoyed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Reykjavik Iceland. Nelson lives and works in West Glover, VT. For more information, please visit www.elizabethnelsonstudio.com.

Jane Sherrill is a self-taught artist with fellowships and grants from the Somerville Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center and Medicine Wheel Artists’ Retreat. She has exhibited at Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA; the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Daniels Art Gallery, Boston, MA; and Soroban and Cherry Stone Galleries, Wellfleet, MA. Sherrill lives and works in Somerville, MA. For more information, please visit http://www.janesherrill.com.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
20
2018

Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel

Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Four Seasons: Alice Kitchel, on view in the Rankin Gallery from March 9-April 20, 2018.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-7 pm, the St. Johnsbury Business and Professional Women’s Association will host a special reception for the artists in celebration of March as National Women’s Month. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Alice Kitchel directs us outside by recording the subtlety of light on the fields and forests near her home. Trained as an art therapist, Kitchel is primarily self-taught as a painter with a focus on landscape and figuration. She has studied at the Vermont Studio Center and regularly participates in a life drawing group. She has previously exhibited at Arts Alive in Burlington, VT, at Catamount Arts, and in the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT. Kitchel lives and works in Danville, VT.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature"

Dianne Shullenberger "After the Frost: Moments in Nature" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

After the Frost: Moments in Nature, an exhibit of mixed media and fabric collage by Artist Dianne Shullenberger, will exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts March 1-April 29, 2018 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. The exhibit combines Shullenberger’s natural object collage series, Circular Earth, and fabric collage series, After the Frost, both of which derive inspiration from her devoted attention to nature, and love of playing in the outdoors.

The Circular Earth series incorporates natural objects from Shullenberger’s collection, gathered from her travels and local habitats. In this series, seeds, twigs and other forms are cut into new shapes, exposing the insides, and undersides, to reveal that all stages in a plant’s life are artistic, not just the most recognizable ones: when they are in bloom. After the Frost, Shullenberger’s fabric collage series, highlights the after-blooming stage. This body of work stimulates the viewer’s appreciation of the unheralded stage, and are constructed by using very small pieces of fabric to form shapes, which are machine stitched into place. The process continues, layering and stitching into an extensive selection of fabrics and thread.

Shullenberger grew up in a household where clothes, curtains, and quilts were made rather than purchased. Her mother was a fashion designer and seamstress so there were always fabrics available for her art projects. Her journey as an artist started with Sumii watercolor classes at the Evanston Art Center, then gravitated to fiber after taking a trapunto quilting class. She continued to experimentation with textiles, and quickly evolved to her current technique of layered fabric collage.

The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
9
2018
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Apr
29
2018

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape"

Marcia Hill "The Spirited Landscape" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Spirited Landscape, an exhibition of work by Marcia Hill, will be on exhibit in The Common Space Gallery at River Arts March 1 - April 29, 2018.

After taking a Community College drawing class in her sixties, Hill fell in love with pastels, admiring their intense colors, the ease with which she could layer, blend, and apply directly with her hands, and an immediacy that she had not found in other mediums.

Although Hill gravitates toward representational art, she is not interested in accurate depiction, rather, painting the landscape “that lies beneath what is visible to the eye”. To Hill, trees, pastures and clouds are sacred, which she expresses by exaggerating the movement in a scene, or intensifying and distorting color. Hill says “I believe that these changes to ‘reality” better reveal the truth underneath. Thus, I am more interested in majesty, and mystery and energy – in spirit – than I am in beauty per se.”

Join River Arts in celebrating Marcia Hill’s work on Thursday, March 1, from 5-7pm for the Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.


The Gallery at River Arts is located on 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Sunday - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/9/18 9:00am - 4/29/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
10
2018
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May
4
2018

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up

Galen Cheney Exhibition - Look Up Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe unveils new work by painter Galen Cheney in her solo exhibition Look Up . The exhibition will be on view March 10th through May 4th, with a reception on Friday, March 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm. Her artist talk will begin at 6:00pm.

The essence of the work exhibited in Look Up is process driven abstraction. Experimentation and exploration of materials are central to this body of work. Cheney’s paintings build physically in form - surfaces are built, carved, scraped into. Mixed media layers transform her paintings into a sculptural presence. Says Cheney of her process, “I want my paintings to brim with energy and tension, muscularity, fragility, and heart.” Cheney’s new body of work involves a deepened exploration of work created during a residency in China in 2015. She is now using multi-layered constructions, adding new ways of working liquid acrylic on raw canvas and collage. Cheney’s work is often described as a mixture of urban contemporary, bursting with energies of forces steeped in nature, and always pushing boundaries. Current influences are the work of Angel Otero, Mark Bradford, John Walker, among others.

Cheney, originally from Los Angeles, moved east and spent years working and exhibiting in Vermont. Her professional art practice spans nearly thirty years.The artist now lives and paints in North Adams, Massachusetts, minutes away from the creative energy of Mass MoCA. Cheney received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Her work has been shown and collected in Europe, Canada, China, and throughout the US. Recent exhibitions include The Painting Center in New York City, Gray Contemporary in Houston, Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China. Recognition for her work includes an exhibition award at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, residency fellowships to The Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China, as well as publication in New American Paintings, and a recent nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painting.

Cheney will also be teaching a painting workshop “Beauty in Process” at Helen Day Art Center on Saturday, March 10.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Mar
24
2018
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May
20
2018

A Reverent Eye: Charlie Hunter & Jim Westphalen

A Reverent Eye: Charlie Hunter & Jim Westphalen
Description:

In the Central Gallery, two Vermont-based artists, plein air painter Charlie Hunter and landscape photographer Jim Westphalen, turn their attention to vanishing icons of Vermont's rich industrial and agricultural past. The works in this exhibition ask us to reconsider the familiar rusted railways and retired grain elevators that pepper our local landscape and inhabit their photographs and canvases, rightfully elevating them to subjects worthy of our respect, gratitude, and reverence.

Time: 3/24/18 10:00am - 5/20/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Mar
24
2018
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May
20
2018

Deep into Nature: Susan Wahlrab & Dianne Shullenberger

Deep into Nature: Susan Wahlrab & Dianne Shullenberger
Description:

In the South Gallery, two Vermont-based artists together present work exploring intimate conversations with the underappreciated inhabitants of our natural environments. Forest floors strewn with fallen branches, moss-covered rocks in streambeds, and wildflowers take center stage in this collection of paintings in watercolor by Susan Wahlrab and fabric collages by Dianne Shullenberger.

Time: 3/24/18 10:00am - 5/20/18 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Feb
8
2018
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Jun
7
2018

Art Play

Art Play Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Age 1-4, with an adult
Thursdays, excluding school holidays
10am-11am

$5 per child

This experiential, process-based art time for toddlers ignites your child’s imagination with self-directed art activities. We supply the creation stations. You supply the fun!

Time: 2/8/18 10:00am - 6/7/18 11:00am
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Feb
27
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Vermont Landscapes

Vermont Landscapes Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Landscapes, a selection of paintings of Vermont, is installed in the public spaces of Lamoille County Courthouse through June 30. Organized by Bryan Memorial Gallery, the exhibition includes oils, watercolors, monoprints, pastels, and acrylics. The Courthouse is open to guests, except between noon and 12:30. There is no charge for this exhibit. Image is from a watercolor by Vladimir Vagin.

Time: 2/27/18 8:00am - 6/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Lamoille County Courthouse, Hyde Park
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