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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Aug
10
2018

WonderArts Summer Celebration!

WonderArts Summer Celebration! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with music, food, libations, and friends! Join WonderArts as we celebrate all of the people and programs that make our work possible. The Summer Celebration is on August 10th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Greensboro Barn. All are welcome and we hope to see you there for the event of the summer!

The event features live music by Cookie’s Hot Club and Jon Gailmor, a cash bar by the Craftsbury General Store, delectable finger foods from local producers, and a pie auction with Justin Lander of Modern Times Theater!!

Suggested Ticket Donation: $10 - 20

Cookies Hot Club is a Hot Club Jazz, Jazz, Blues, Swing group that is sure to get you smiling and dancing!

Jon Gailmor is an exciting Vermont singer-songwriter and performing artist whose voice and music leave a lasting impression upon listeners of all ages.

Time: 8/10/18 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Greensboro Barn, Greensboro
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Cartooning Camp

Cartooning Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

CARTOONING
August 6th-10th
Ages 11-17
9:00am-3:30pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
In the morning campers will explore what it takes to become a cartoonist as they strengthen their cartooning skills through drawing games, speed drawing, and storytelling exercises. They will explore how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics and wrap up the week with a book of their own comics. Expanding on the concept of cartooning and illustration, in the afternoon campers will create larger than life cartoons. Using large canvas, paints, and basic cartooning skills, artists will develop one of a kind comics and illustrations that will be exhibited outdoors. Students will discuss how cartooning was originally used as a means to develop larger paintings, and use a similar method to develop larger than life contemporary cartoons.
Morning Instructor: Stephanie Zippo
Afternoon Instructor: John Carvajal

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Clay Puppetry & Comics Camp

Clay Puppetry & Comics Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

CLAYMATION and COMICS
August 6th-10th
Ages 8-10
9:00am-3:30pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
In the morning, campers will create a 3D setting within which their clay characters will interact. Throughout the week, artists will learn basic techniques of animation and will further develop their budding abilities to team with peers. A final day production will be videotaped and open for family attendance. In the afternoon, young cartoonists will explore why they’re drawn to a specific visual style or genre from their reading or viewing experience. By exploring what makes a story and how to tell stories visually students will build a world and characters for their comic creation. Students will draw from life and learn how to simplify items and characters to be drawn again and again from our imagination. Students will compile a book filled with a collection of the groups’ comics.
Clay instructor: Robyn Alvin

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Jun
30
2018
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Aug
17
2018

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts

Sarah Meyers Brent Exhibit at Catamount Arts
Description:

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.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Jun
15
2018
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Aug
25
2018

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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
20
2018
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Aug
26
2018

NATURAL INSTINCTS

NATURAL INSTINCTS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

NATURAL INSTINCTS is a combination of Emily Brown, painter from Philadelphia, and Russell Fellows, woodworker from Jericho, VT. Brown's sumi-e brush strokes of water, grasses, and forest are contrasted with Fellows pieced and turned wood bowls. The whole effect in the former church / historic general store, now gallery, is one of meditation and natural beauty.

Time: 7/20/18 10:00am - 8/26/18 4:00pm
Location: GreenTARA Gallery, North Hero
Jul
2
2018
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Aug
30
2018

Exploring Air II Exhibition

Exploring Air II Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit

Vermont Comic Creator's Group Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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!

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
28
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts

Neil Berger - "Men, Mountains, Sky" Exhibit at River Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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.

Time: 6/28/18 9:00am - 9/2/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
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
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
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres

Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
JULY 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9
Have you reckon’d a thousand acres much?
have you reckon’d the earth much?
From Song of Myself, Walt Whitman

Eric Aho has reckon’d a thousand acres, and continues to do so – brush in hand. A thousand acres – the earth – is a wondrous thing and Aho’s paintings evoke that wonder, that contemplation, and marvel.

Aho’s paintings evoke a sense of place rather than a specific place. He paints what can be sensed, not necessarily seen, in observed places and ultimately – his paintings simply, expertly, radiate joy.

In the winter of 2016 the Hood Museum of Art presented Eric Aho: Ice Cuts curated by Katherine W. Hart. Aho’s paintings of stark holes cut into a frozen pond, some exhibited here, prompted Hart to call Aho “one of the leading painters of landscape and the environment of his generation.” Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Washington Post, call Aho’s work “a major accomplishment.”

“While traditional landscape surveys the world from an objective distance, placing the viewer in an omniscient position, an Aho painting puts us inside nature, where light and form are always changing…we feel his immersion in the forest, his ability to capture the ever changing colors, the sounds, and movement of the living environment.”
Daphne Anderson Deeds, The Art Critic, happeninginthehills.com

The paintings exhibited at HCA celebrate the landscape in all seasons and are drawn from specific bodies of work painted over several years.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 PM
Eric will speak about his paintings and his process at 5:45 PM

Above, left to right:
1. Pine, 2013, Oil on wood panel, 20 x 16 inches
2. Ice Cut (1937), 2015, Oil on linen, 74 x 95 1/2 inches
3. June Twilight, 2013, Oil on linen, 30 x 36 inches

For more information about The Gallery at Highland Center for the Arts, please contact Maureen O’Connor Burgess, Curator, at maureen@highlandartsvt.org.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00am - 9/9/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
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