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Friday, March 15, 2019

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Mar
15
2019

Call to Artists: Ebb and Flow

Call to Artists:  Ebb and Flow
Description:

Call to Artists: Juried Exhibit EBB AND FLOW, deadline for submission March 15th. Exhibit opens May 3 and continues through June 23rd. The exhibit will include works in all media (paintings, photographs,sculpture, drawings) featuring and/or including the image of water or bodies of water. The jury will be looking for works in which water is the predominant element of the composition. There is no charge for submission, but if accepted, artists must become a member of Bryan Memorial gallery. Complete specifications are on the gallery's website www.bryangallery.org

Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Mar
15
2019

Brew HaHa

Brew HaHa
Description:

Venture out for a night of ridiculously funny Vermont comedy on March 15, 2019 for the 3rd annual Brew HaHa at River Arts in Morrisville. The evening features Justin Lander, of Modern Times Theater as emcee, Vermont’s Comedy Club’s Sky Sandoval, special appearance by Northern Vermont University improv troupe, local comedians Mavis and Jane Peters, and actors from Read Between the Lines. Top that off with an entertaining pie auction of extraordinary sweet and savory pies in support of River Arts, a great way to shake off winter ennui! Admission is $10, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show starts at 6 p.m. Delicious pizza from Pizza on Main and a selection of distinctive Rock Art beer will be available for purchase. Tickets available online at www.riverartsvt.org.

Time: 3/15/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Mar
15
2019

Twilight Players Murder Mystery Evening

Twilight Players Murder Mystery Evening
Description:

It is that time of year again. It's time to solve a murder. Northern Vermont University-Lyndon's Twilight Players are putting on their annual Murder Mystery. This year it's time for a reunion. The class of 1945 is having their 10 year high school reunion. So much has changed especially the people. The former bullied nerd is out for revenge. He knows everyone's secrets. Lies, blackmail, and affairs. Everyone has a reason to keep him quiet. But who is willing to risk it all to make sure their secret never comes out? The jock? The cheerleader? The former teacher? Who has more to risk? Come and help solve the murder!
The fun takes place on March 15th at Catamount Arts Cabaret Space (in the basement) at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10, and includes complimentary mocktails. Dressing in era (1950's) is encouraged but not required. For more information contact 802-626-3663

Time: 3/15/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Catamount Arts Cabaret Space, Saint Johnsbury
Mar
15
2019

USAF Heritage Winds Quintet

USAF Heritage Winds Quintet
Description:

The United States Air Force Heritage Winds woodwind quintet will perform a free concert at the Stowe Community Church, Stowe VT, on Friday, March 15 at 7:00 pm. Heritage Winds is the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. This concert is open to the public and free of charge. More information is available by calling the church at 253-7257.

Time: 3/15/19 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stowe Community Church, Stowe
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

COLOR AND ENERGY

COLOR AND ENERGY
Description:

Learn to loosen up your painting style, paint with more freedom, be more spontaneous, and more expressive in this workshop. Participants will learn how to do each of these while gaining a foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, and pastel are welcome. Materials list provided.
Instructor: David Kessler
March 15-18
9:30am-4:30pm
$475 (member) | $500 (non-member)

Time: 3/15/19 9:30am - 3/18/19 4:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
21
2019
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Mar
28
2019

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary

"Ascent (Part One: Eulogy)" by Ryan Geary
Description:

Ryan Geary’s exhibition Ascent (Part One: Eulogy), a collection of 2D and 3D collages, will be on display in the Copley Common Room at River Arts January 21-March 28, 2019. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Ascent (Part One: Eulogy) tells the story of multiple Americas. Geary says “At once it is a story of the death of the America we have been taught to know, and the story of an America that has been enslaved, oppressed, beaten, and marginalized. It is the story of an America that is rising despite the entrenched power of its oppressors and the story of an America that is destructively flailing about in its death throes”. Through images of our past and present, images used in their historical context or just for their symbolic and emotional power, Ascent is an attempt by the artist to deconstruct the “reality” and “history” of the America he, as a white male, has known. According to Geary, it is an attempt at “scrubbing through the whitewash of history and seeing the America worthy of veneration”.

Ryan Geary is a multimedia artist currently focusing on collage. A New Jersey native, he has been assembling collages since the age of eleven. “As a child I was limited in the material I had access to so I relied on newspapers, thrown away magazines, and books from free piles.” Ryan became comfortable working within the parameters of the material on hand and as a result, current events, advertisements, and historical images are part of the recipe and inspiration for much of Geary’s work. Ryan’s work has been exhibited throughout Vermont and has also been featured in several International Collage Exhibitions in Berlin, Germany, and Sebastopol, California. He is the owner and curator of The Hive Gallery and Gifts, and lives in Waterbury with his family and two best dog friends.

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 3/28/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Feb
2
2019
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Mar
31
2019

Cabin Fever 2019: Take Me Away Tour

Cabin Fever 2019: Take Me Away Tour
Description:

The Cabin Fever Series 2019 theme is "Take Me Away", and is designed to stir the creative spirit with travels to distant places. This PopUp exhibit features seven artists who will provide workshops, demonstrations and presentations throughout February and March. The series starts on Feb 2nd with a one day workshop " Creating With Paper" presented by Sandra fw Beaty. Other workshops include "Watercolors" with Annalein Beukencamp, "Searching for the Light" with Mary Martin, and "Success with Plein Air" with Andrew Orr. There are three talks and demos open to the public at no charge with Eric Tobin, Mark Tougias and Nan Carle Beauregard. Visit the website for more information. http://www.bryangallery.org/workshops.php

Time: 2/2/19 11:00am - 3/31/19 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Mar
1
2019
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Mar
31
2019

Looking North - Contemporary Artists of Canada

Looking North - Contemporary Artists of Canada
Description:

Claire Desjardins • Carol Kapuscinsky • Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa

Group exhibition featuring artists from Edgewater Gallery in Stowe curated by Kelly Holt
On view at Edgewater Gallery: March 2019
Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5-7pm

Edgewater in Stowe brings the energy of the contemporary art scene in Montreal and beyond to Vermont in their upcoming exhibition ​Looking North. T​ he exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt, and features photography, paintings, sculpture and mixed media work. On view for the month of March, the exhibition features two artists whose studios resided in Montreal at times, Claire Desjardins and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, as well as artist Carol Kapuscinsky from Ajax, Ontario whose paintings are currently shown in Montreal and Toronto. This will be Kapuscinsky’s first exhibition in the United States. The gallery will be awash in color and light with brand new work by this dynamic group of artists. The exhibition is woven together by intricate abstract interpretations and the interplay of color and light that are rooted in various elements of the landscape. The opening reception for ​Looking North​ will be held Friday, March 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, during which the artists will host a short discussion of their work.

Award-winning abstract painter Claire Desjardins is originally from Montreal. Desjardins now lives in the natural beauty of the Laurentians, an hour north of the city. Desjardins’ work is exhibited in major cities across the US and Canada. Her paintings have been featured in major motion pictures, TV series, and she just launched her signature collection of women’s apparel under her own label, ​Claire Desjardins by Carré Noir,​ earlier this year. Desjardins states that her work is “​an attempt to decipher the chatter in my head, to put forward a less awkward side of myself, to navigate through my everyday chaos towards calm...The outside world is referenced quite indirectly through the filter of my emotions. Through my work, I find myself expressing sentiments or reactions of which I am consciously unaware.”

Carol Kapuscinsky has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions widely in Quebec and Ontario. The artist has an impressive range of experience teaching workshops to students of all ages, and is an accomplished juror for exhibitions throughout Canada. Kapuscinsky works as a contemporary realist whose process uses minimalist imagery, painting her landscapes with oils on canvas, glazing with thin layers of paint to reveal the transition between the visual and the spiritual while maintaining an unlimited feeling of space. Referencing her studio practice the artist states, “I’m back in the moment with the wind, the sounds and the exquisite beauty of nature. I find it an enormous responsibility to paint a field, a stream, a place, and do it justice.”

Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa is an accomplished sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and bookmaker whose public art projects, installations, and exhibitions continue to receive international acclaim. They appear in museum collections from Finland and Sweden to Guatemala to North Dakota. Scholarly accomplishments include serving as Professor and Associate Dean on the Faculty of Fine Arts and Research at ​Concordia University in Montreal. She has a strong connection with the Vermont landscape, residing in both the Northeast Kingdom and Montreal for many years. For Vigesaa, “The land itself is a central catalyst for much of my artwork. The earth’s surface or what is the face of the land asserts an ever present impact on our daily lives. A sense of place, the vastness of a landscape and the startling details which when examined closely speak to the work. Through the process of making art I take time to confront nature, to research its specific history and attempt to establish an identity of a place and a sense of its spirit.”

For further information on the ​Looking North​ exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com, or visit our website edgewatergallery.co/edgewater-in-stowe/.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays.

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe • 151 Main Street Stowe Vermont • 802.760.6785 • edgewatergallery.co

Location: Edgewater Gallery Stowe, Stowe
Feb
8
2019
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Apr
7
2019

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen

Precarious Magic Paintings by Kate Emlen
Description:

Kate Emlen is keenly observant of the natural world. Her paintings are evidence of her presence there – amid the trees, at the water’s edge or making tracks in the new snow under an always moving, ever-changing sky. What’s more, she takes you with her – to witness the beautiful light. (Image included: Turnaround, oil on panel)

Time: 2/8/19 12:00am - 4/7/19 2:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Jan
21
2019
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Apr
19
2019

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan

"On Making Pictures" by Thom Egan
Description:

“On Making Pictures”, an exhibit featuring wood block prints, lithographs, and colored low reliefs by Artist Thom Egan, will be on display at the Gallery at River Arts from January 21-April 19, 2019.

A Reception & Artist Talk will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5-7pm, and will include a brief introduction by the Artist on three topics: Art & Craft -how they differ and where they overlap; how and why the work on display is made; and art and audience – why might these pictures matter to you. Opportunity for questions and discussion will follow. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

When describing his work, Egan says “A focus of my work is the simultaneously complex and unified character of nature. In making these pictures; physical properties (e.g. structure, density, temperature, etc.) are related by means of process (e.g. gradation, stratification, fragmentation, synchronization, etc.). These various components are then set in an archetype (e.g. a mountain, bindings, a gate, an egg, a column, etc.). The overall aim being to effect a harmonious, if uneasy, balance which is evocative of experience. In this way the paradox (i.e. the many, the one) approaches a resolution; such that whatever the complexities involved become unified and the image rings true.”

Gallery open Monday-Friday and Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from 9am-4pm. Call (802) 888-1261 or visit RiverArtsVT.org for more information.

Time: 1/21/19 9:00am - 4/19/19 5:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville