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Friday, September 14, 2018

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Sep
1
2018
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Sep
28
2018

Connections - Juried Group Exhibition

Connections - Juried Group Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
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Connections - Edgewater Gallery Juried Group Exhibition in partnership with the Travis Roy Foundation

On view at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe: September 1 - September 28, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, September 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe, in partnership with the Travis Roy Foundation, is hosting a juried group exhibition Connections, on view in the Gallery September 1 - September 28, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday, September 14th from 5:00-7:00pm, welcoming Travis Roy and members of the Foundation. This event also features prizes for selected artists, a raffle to raise additional monies for the Travis Roy Foundation, and a talk by Travis at 6:00pm

The Travis Roy Foundation has strong ties and an active grass root support network in both Greater Boston and in Vermont. It hosts annual events and speaking engagements in New England locations and nationwide in support of those touched by spinal cord injuries, bringing awareness to this important cause.

Travis Roy is a Maine native who arrived at Boston University in the fall of 1995. In his first hockey game for the defending national champion Terriers, Travis had a freak accident which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Ten months after his accident Travis returned to BU, graduating from the College of Communications in 2000. Travis wrote the book Eleven Seconds w ith Sports Illustrated senior writer EM Swift. Since leaving BUTravis has established
himself as a professional speaker. He speaks to audiences of all ages at high schools, colleges, and business groups across the country.

Travis founded the Travis Roy Foundation in 1997 to help spinal cord injury survivors and fund research towards a cure for paralysis. He currently resides in Boston and spends his summers in Vermont. Travis continues to paint at least once a year with his middle school art teacher Susan M. Riley. Their paintings will be displayed together in the exhibition.

Connections brings artists together who are responding to the following curatorial statement for the exhibition:

Connection is what many strive for in today’s global community - seeking to discover common experience and ideas. Connections are made daily, through relationships, sports, transportation modes, science, mathematical findings, technology, workplace, social gatherings, music, art, religion, and spirituality. By extending beyond what is comfortable and challenging what is possible, connections can bring wonderful surprises. With connection, there can be a sense of harmony and hope.
It is often through the creative process and the profound effect of imagery that common experiences are cultivated. Building a dialogue through color, form and perspective provides a foundation of new ideas: conversation thrives and narratives are awakened. Through artistic expression, imaginations stretch. What is possible can change. Through creating and viewing art, one often feels safe to question and ponder as we seek to find meaning and connection. To feel connected is to find links and commonalities with others, feeling free to ignore division, boundaries and biases. Bridging these gaps make discovering a sense of understanding and empathy possible. How do you connect?

Jurors selected the artists from a large group of submissions for this exhibition. Submission fees are donated directly to the Travis Roy Foundation. The team of Jurors are: Sophie Bréchu West, Founder and Director of 571 Projects in Stowe, Dana Heffern - Artist and Director of the Champlain College Art Gallery, and Travis Roy - Artist and Founder of the Travis Roy Foundation.

Connections will be on view at Edgewater Gallery and the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center through September 28th. This exhibition is in participation of VT Arts 2018 with the Vermont Arts Council.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, closed Monday

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
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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
Aug
31
2018
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Oct
7
2018

BOOKS: MATTER and MAGIC

BOOKS: MATTER and MAGIC Vermont Arts 2018
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BOOKS: MATTER and MAGIC is a show about books, their making, and the spirit behind them. Genese Grill's painted work "Almandal Grimoire: The Book as Magical Object" is a large-scale set of written and drawn on wood panels, while Diane Gayer's "Of Earth and Being" is a book of photographs at the intersection of man and nature and was printed on the Heidelberg Press at Villanti Printers, Milton, VT. While very different in production and finished entity, both books speak to the magical realms of existence.

Genese Grill, artist, writer, translator, and editor of 05401 PLUS now lives in Plainfield, VT.

Diane Elliott Gayer, architect, writer, and artist lives in Burlington, VT.

Time: 8/31/18 10:00am - 10/7/18 4:00pm
Location: 3275 US Rt 2, North Hero
Jul
21
2018
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Oct
20
2018

Exposed

Exposed Vermont Arts 2018
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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
Sep
6
2018
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Oct
28
2018

Axel Stohlberg - Short Stories

Axel Stohlberg - Short Stories Vermont Arts 2018
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Short Stories, an exhibit of assemblages and 2d work by Axel Stohlberg, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts September 6-October 28, 2018.

Assemblages are works of art created by grouping unrelated found objects. From painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, Stohlberg moves between the lines of recognizable and abstract images, feeling the freedom to explore different directions. From old armchair springs, miniature figurines, and twigs set into unconventional shadow boxes – each assemblage tells a story. Both relatable and unexpected, with a juxtaposition of everyday objects and punchline titles. His abstract landscapes include a variety of surface treatments, textures, and materials that compliment and relate to his assemblages.

Since selling “Axel’s Frame Shop and Gallery”, which Stohlberg founded over 30 years ago in Waterbury, he now devotes all his time to art. With residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Basin Harbor, and four residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Stohlberg brings a breadth of experience.

Time: 9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
6
2018
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Oct
28
2018

"Morrisville - Favorite Places" Group Photography Exhibit

"Morrisville - Favorite Places" Group Photography Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
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Morrisville – Favorite Places, a group show featuring photography by 12 artists, will be on exhibit in the Copley Common Room at River Arts September 6-October 28, 2018.

Exemplifying the spirit of Morrisville through a sense of place, images range from natural riverviews to street scenes. Fireworks explode over the dam, bicycles congregate along the rail trail, mountains peak through iconic rooflines. Selected images feature strong compositional elements, technical ability, and a strong sense of place.

Participating artists include: Loretta Baer, Nancy Banks, Drew Bressel, Nan Carle-Beauregard, Ross Connelly, Chris Crothers, Kevin Fitzgerald, Ron Kelly, Orah Moore, Tina Pearson, Janine Stokes, and Aryk Tomlinson.

Time: 9/6/18 9:00am - 10/28/18 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
6
2018
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Nov
4
2018

Land and Light and Water and Air

Land and Light and Water and Air Vermont Arts 2018
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Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its Flagship exhibition featuring juried landscape paintings from New England Artists. This year's top prize went to Andrew Orr for Summer Shadows. The gallery is open seven days a week until october 8th when the hours are Thursday through Sunday 11-4. The exhibit features 69 artists and more than 100 paintings.

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

Location Location Location

Location Location Location Vermont Arts 2018
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Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Location, Location, Location, a Vermont Landscape painting exhibit of works by its founder, Alden Bryan (1913-2001) and six contemporary artists. For this exhibit, the contemporary artists followed in Bryan's footsteps, returning to specific locations where he painted as long as 75 years ago to paint the scene again today. Locations include views in Stowe, Waterville, and Cambridge. Hours are daily 11-4 until October 8th when the gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 11-4.

Time: 9/6/18 11:00am - 11/4/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Aug
24
2018
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Nov
24
2018

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract
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Artist Ann Young Exhibits at Catamount Annex Gallery

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract, an exhibition of 39 abstract paintings based on the artist’s observation of the natural world, on view in the Catamount Arts Annex Gallery at the Bread and Butter Café in St. Johnsbury from August 25-November 24, 2018.

Young’s exuberantly colored abstract paintings are enlarged magnified images of common water plants found floating on the surface of May Pond near her home in Barton, Vermont—an artistic celebration of natural color and form. Paddling her kayak, she can see “all of the things that one expects to enjoy on a lovely autumn day. There are the hills, brilliant in their fall colors, the sparkling sky, a loon or maybe two.” But at the shallow end, when the kayak can go no further, Young rejoices in her discovery of water shields (Brasenia scherberi). These small aquatic plants can be found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, but here in Vermont in September and October, they put forth a vivid display of autumn color.

“The leaves are riddled with the trails of leaf miners and spots of decay,” Young writes, which “makes for a stunning array of color and pattern. As I paddle among them, I am dazzled and completely absorbed by the beauty to be found in an unlikely place in an unassuming little plant.” Contemplating every square inch of the surface as a study in abstract pattern and color, Young wondered "who needs art," before realizing that she was the one who needed art as a means “of conveying to other people what I have seen and rejoice in.”

Ann Young is an artist who paints in a variety of styles, but always with plenty of color. A 1969 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Young has taught at Lyndon State College and at the Vermont Clay Center, as well as presented workshops as part of the Vermont Artists in the Public Schools Program. She has exhibited widely—primarily at Soho20 Gallery in New York City, as well as at numerous venues in Vermont including Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury; the Fleming Museum, Burlington; the Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe; River Arts in Morrisville; Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury; T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier; Westbranch Gallery, Stowe; and Whitewater Gallery, East Hardwick. For more information on the artist and her work, see https://www.ann-young.com/about/.

Catamount Arts is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Catamount Arts Gallery is adjacent to two cinema-screening rooms, and is generally open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 8/24/18 12:00am - 11/24/18 12:00am
Location: Bread & Butter Cafe, Saint Johnsbury
Sep
13
2018
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Jan
7
2019

Altered Spaces Exhibition

Altered Spaces Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Altered Spaces Group Exhibition – September 13, 2018 to January 7, 2019

Opening reception: October 6, 2018 at 5:30pm – free and open to the public

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition on the mountain in Stowe for the Fall and early ski season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection of work - including collage, photography, painting, and multimedia installation in September which will build in layers throughout the Fall - inviting the public to revisit and interact as the exhibition continues. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt and features artists: Paul Gruhler, Dana Heffern, Ric Kasini Kadour, Lydia Kern, Erika Senft Miller, John M. Miller and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to the following curatorial statement:

perspectives shift

thoughts drift

distances lift

colors move - are they right here or off in the distance?

who is the viewer and who is being looked upon?

how can one alter space to break down barriers and biases?

put it up. take it down. what is your ultimate reality?

explore. experiment. respond.

Artists are working with moments of expanded consciousness - from altering the space of the found photograph, to revisiting one’s home area code and finding that those spaces vibrate with memories and new hues of color in the camera. Photographic images are collaged to conjure innovative ideas of the surface of space, with homage to architectural detail, street photography and organic references and materials. Installation works with shapes of animal bones and color to create an altered atmosphere. Paintings vary from sublime journeys in color to working through space with whole-body physical gesture and movement.

Ric Kasini Kadour speaks of his series Portraits on the Arrival “I imagine the men portrayed here on the verge of a new way of thinking and, to commemorate the moment, have their picture taken. The swirl of color conveys the ecstatic joy that comes with new ideas and fresh thinking. This is not typically a moment we commemorate in our culture. Perhaps it should be.” Paul Gruhler’s geometric abstract paintings alter space with intensity and refinement of color. Says Gruhler, “I have endeavored to organize the forms according to shape and proportion while harmonizing the tones of my palette to create a sense of a present moment that is both floating and timeless. Attention to close values and shifts of color develop this harmonic energy.”

For further information on the Altered Spaces exhibition, please call 802.760.4634 or visit sprucepeakarts.org.

Spruce Peak Arts Center hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events.

About The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain. The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world.

Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Nov
27
0018
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Jan
11
2019

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Solo Exhibition-
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham

EDGEWATER GALLERY in Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785 Contact: Kelly Holt ​kelly@edgewatergallery-vt.com
On view: December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
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Edgewater Gallery in Stowe announces a welcoming home, solo exhibition by TJ Cunningham aptly titled, ​Roots. T​he 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.

For further information on ​Roots​, please call Edgewater Gallery in Stowe at 802.760.6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe