Arts Calendar: Northern Vermont
HARDWICK STREET CAFÉ
Plein Air Painting Plus! The landscape, a model, and lunch! Plein Air painting is about leaving the inside of your studio or home and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. This workshop is offered by GRACE (Grass Roots Arts and Community Effort), and takes place on our beautiful outdoor patio. A clothed model will be artistically posed so that the landscape beyond will also become an integral part of the artwork. The workshop will focus on composition, color scheme, light source, ambiance, and integration of the figure into the landscape. Participants need to provide their own materials (any of these are appropriate: pastels, water color paints, graphite pencils, paper, drawing board, easel). The Highland Center Café will be serving lunch which can be brought to you at your workstation! You are also free to bring your own.
This class meets three times, Thursdays 7/12 through 7/26, and registration for the series costs $100.
For more information contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org
7/12/18 12:00pm - 7/26/18 3:00pm
Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
A mixed medium group show devoted to the complexities and beauty of water in our lives. During this show the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is collaborating with the Passumpsic Valley Land Trust, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of the Passumpsic River.
On July 20th at 6:00PM there will be a talk by noted author, organic soil advocate, and PVLT Board member Grace Gershuny at the Guild.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Saint Johnsbury
Catamount Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of painting and assemblage work by the artist Sarah Meyers Brent on view in the Fried Family Gallery from June 30-August 17, 2018. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 5-7 pm, with remarks by the artist at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.
The 16 pieces in this exhibition feature works on paper, paintings on canvas, and the assemblage of non-traditional materials for which Sarah Meyers Brent has become known. Delighting in an exploration of paint as a viscous oozing medium that can represent both the beginning and end of life, Brent often incorporates recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers into her work. Themes of growth and decay pervade. Her paintings and assemblage are vibrant, dynamic, and often in a state of flux. “In this age of technology,” Brent observes, “when we are steps removed from nature, it is important for art to allow the viewer to experience what is alive and physical.”
Born in Hadley, NY, Sarah Meyers Brent received her BFA from Skidmore College, her Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University, and her MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire at Durham. The artist lives with her family in Lincoln, MA and maintains a studio at Waltham Mills Artist Association in Waltham, MA.
Recipient of a 2015 Walter Feldman Fellowship, which culminated in the exhibition Primal Garden at the Walter Feldman Gallery in Boston, Brent was also featured as a 2016 Best of Boston artist by The Improper Bostonian and received the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award that same year. Twice resident at the Vermont Studio Center, Brent has also been a recipient of an Artist Resource Trust Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, who designated her a 25 at 25 Fellow. She was also featured in Volume 16 of New American Painting Northeast edition.
A member of Kingston Gallery in the SOWA district of South Boston, Meyers Brent has exhibited widely. Her solo exhibition Seep, Spill, Grow appeared at Danforth Art, Museum/School and she was recently featured in the group exhibition Stitch: Styntax/Action/Reaction at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. Reviews of her numerous exhibitions have appeared in Artscope Magazine, Art New England, the Boston Globe, Sculpture Magazine and other publications. Her work is in the permanent collections of Danforth Art, Museum/School, Liquitex Corporation, and in numerous private collections.
Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
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.
6/15/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 5:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Group exhibition on view at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe: through August 30, 2018.
Opening reception: July 27th from 4:00-7:00 pm during the Stowe Arts Festival week, featuring music and meet/greet with Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society Artistic Director Jia Kim
Edgewater Gallery at Stowe, in partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, launches a second exhibition space for Exploring Air in celebration of honoring the environment and global community.
On July 27, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout, Edgewater Gallery will have a reception beginning at 4:00 pm to include a musical performance and a meet and greet with Jia Kim, Artistic Director/cellist for Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society. Jia Kim is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, and leads a dynamic musical life as a performer, educator, and a passionate advocate for the Arts. Ms. Kim has appeared on stages across the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She performs on a Testore cello made in 1748. The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society is committed to bringing Stowe area audiences world class musicians of extraordinary repertoire dating as far back as the Renaissance, and continuing through the centuries to the greatest contemporary works of our time.
Exploring Air at Edgewater in Stowe features selections ranging from big sky landscapes to industrial scenes including monoprints, photography, woodblock prints, and contemporary sculpture from kinetic to cast glass to wearable art. “The movement and visual abundance of air is the magic in Vermont...the moisture, floating, rolling and dancing over the weathered soft slopes of the Green Mountains are what gives air a structure or vehicle to travel,” describes painter Rory Jackson. The Exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt, featuring artists: Jon Black, Matt Brown, Galen Cheney, Tom Cullins, TJ Cunningham, Micah Dudash, Rory Jackson, Erika Senft Miller, Rachel Moore, Marshall Noice, Mark Reamy, Sean Thomas, Homer Wells and Judith Wrend.
Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of air, from big sky paintings, to music making and language, to climate change, to communication and celebrating global community. All are working from the following ideas: “Air is essential. It is life giving. It is the breath that emanates through all of us, and unites us in a common ground. Air makes language possible.The vastness of air evokes the spiritual. Air ushers the flight of birds in the sky while it connects with people rushing past one another on a bustling sidewalk. In a time of boundaries and borders, air allows us to be in a relationship with the earth, all of its inhabitants and forces of nature. While air is a medium of consciousness, it also transcends culture.”
The exhibition attempts to answer questions from many viewpoints -
“...air as a conduit of music or language, both uniting and breaking” - Rachel Moore
“As air changes, the relationships of light, space, color and reflection also change” - Judith Wrend
“And the image of air as a material in our lives that, even more than water, is shared and connecting us? What a sweet idea...: - Matt Brown
“If we can share air, can we share our memories? What common past could we conjure in the same mountain vista? In the same cul-de-sac?” - Mark Reamy
Exploring Air will be on view at Edgewater Gallery and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center through August 30th. This event is hosted in participation with the Stowe Arts & Culture Council’s Stowe Arts Week as well as VT Arts 2018 with the Vermont Arts Council.
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, closed Monday
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events 122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634
Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Vermont Comic Creators is an arts organization representing over 170 Vermont based comic book creators, cartoonists, and other artists who make narrative sequential 2d art. Vermont Comic creators promotes member projects and events as well as the greater Vermont comics scene in general. The Vermont Comic Creators members include a diverse group of professionals, Indy creators who self publish, and amateurs who enjoy engaging in the medium – all are welcome. Vermont Comic Creators offers workshops and other community projects for youth and adults. Their philosophy is – everyone can make comics!
6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
River Arts, Morrisville
Men, Mountains, Sky, an exhibit of paintings by Neil Berger, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts June 28 – September 2, 2018.
These paintings came from one year Berger spent painting at Battery Park in Burlington. The far Adirondacks, framed by the trees of the park, and the regular group of guys, Berger grew to look forward to. “I identified with them – men beneath the sky, at the foot of the mountains, touched by lake breezes, on no clock, of a free and easy disposition, taking in the passers-by, part of the whirring cosmos.” Berger noticed his seeing progressed over the year, particularly of the men. Slowly he started to see figures not in sociological terms of Tourists or Refugees, into shapes and colors more than figures. By giving himself over to the retinal sensations, his figures acquired more life. The very reason he had stopped painting from life years ago- the almost desperate, mindless speed required and the utter din of information, now grew into, from the necessity of being a bit of a new refugee to Vermont himself and lacking a studio, something to embrace. Returning again and again to this site brought a meditative deliberateness to his outdoor practice.
Berger was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1971. Specializing in oil painting and printmaking, he has received several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting (2004), a Pollock-Krasner Award (2011), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in printmaking (2007) and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grants (2007, 2001). He moved to Shelburne, Vermont two years ago and paints in a renovated barn on his property while teaching painting and drawing at the Shelburne Craft School.
Gallery open Sunday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Free admission, and accessible to those with disabilities. For specific accessibility requests, contact Heidi at Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org or 802-888-1261.
6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
River Arts, Morrisville
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.
6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
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
6/28/18 11:00am - 9/3/18 4:00pm
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
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.
12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham
EDGEWATER GALLERY in Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785 Contact: Kelly Holt email@example.com
On view: December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe announces a welcoming home, solo exhibition by TJ Cunningham aptly titled, Roots. The exhibition will be on view from December 1st through January 11th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 7 from 5-7pm. There will be an artist talk at 6pm. Cunningham inspires with his thought provoking landscapes of his native home, Addison, Vermont. Cunningham recently reflected on his upbringing in Vermont, and the powerful feelings of place as it relates to his art "One of my earliest, childhood memories is of an evening walk in November as woodsmoke wafted from the chimneys of my boyhood town. I remember the sharp feeling of cold air in my nostrils accompanied by the gentle smell of Vermont’s long heating season...The scent of woodsmoke always conjures those feelings of contented peace...More and more when I paint the landscape, I am searching for a similar experience; however, unlike smell, painting is an abstract language with a series of shapes, colors, and textures that together bring meaning... These are the places that mean the most to me; they are the scenes that evoke all of the joy and longing connected to my thoughts of home. They are my roots."
Known for his depth and layering of oil colors, majestic Vermont skyscapes, stretching farmlands, and meandering river waters, Cunningham once again delivers the scenes we recognize as the quietude of true homeland in this exhibition.
Cunningham received his formal training at Pensacola Christian College. He enjoys connecting with living artists in his travels, whose techniques he studies and whose work Cunningham follows and admires. The artist works directly in the landscape and from plein air studies in his studio in Tennessee. He teaches plein air painting workshops in several locations across the United States. Cunningham’s work is exhibited and collected nationwide, as well as in Europe.
Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe