Arts Calendar: Northern Vermont
The award-winning St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre presents an all-student production of "Amelie: the Musical", based on the charming movie starring Audrey Tatou.
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
5/17/19 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury
Glorious Leader is the solo project of Kyle Woolard, bandleader of orchestral indie group The Anatomy of Frank. He writes music with no lies. A multi-instrumentalist, Woolard is renowned for powerful live performances and his intricate fingerstyle acoustic guitar work. He lives in the cold woods of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom region
For fans of The Anatomy of Frank, Woolard’s songwriting and arrangements will be unmistakable. His Appalachian roots combined with his years spent performing and collaborating in Iceland create a sound that defies easy classification. He has struck a style that is somehow distinctly Vermont — a wide stroke of nostalgia, plenty of quirks, and a sense of beautiful loneliness that a winter in the woods can afford. For those seeing him for the first time, you are in for a treat: a seasoned performer who loves his audiences as much as writing music. He’ll be joined by special guests and local legends on stage. Expect surprises.
Tickets are $15, Seniors 20% off, Students $10.
5/17/19 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
The VT Bluegrass Pioneers is an exciting band that unites the talents of three of Vermont’s veteran and best-known bluegrass musicians: brothers “Banjo” Dan and Willy Lindner – co-founders of the prolific and well-traveled Banjo Dan & the Midnite Plowboys, and who have, since the band’s retirement, continued their career as the multi-faceted Sky Blue Boys – and Danny Coane, guitarist and dynamic lead singer formerly with such bands as the Throbulators and the Radio Rangers, and, since 1998, with Vermont’s nationally award-winning honky-tonk heroes, the Starline Rhythm Boys.
The three became acquainted in the 1970s, when they were among the first musicians playing bluegrass – a uniquely powerful, updated version of acoustic string-band music – in the hills of Vermont. In May 2016, after years of friendship and other musical pursuits, Danny, Willy, and Dan hit on the idea of – finally! – teaming up as the aptly named VT Bluegrass Pioneers.
Doors at 6:30. Suggested donation $10. Lite fare, beverages and desserts will be available throughout the evening. Join us for this first show in The Meeting House summer series - 10 shows from May to November - supporting live music and the restoration of The Meeting House on the Green in East Fairfield.
5/17/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
53 School Street, East Fairfield
Elizabeth Billings is a collaborative maker and ikat weaver who loves, and creates, public art. She describes her installations as “an investigation of wonder.” She lives and works in Tunbridge.
Frank Woods is primarily a painter. His landscapes and Kimono paintings are closely linked in their shared exploration of line, tone, texture and composition. “For me, drawing is the foundation upon which all of this rests.” Frank lives in Montpelier.
Elizabeth Fram is a multi-disciplinary artist, relying heavily upon her drawing practice to inform her textiles. “I apply the formal principles of line, form, and color, in tandem with the textural qualities inherent in textiles to explore image and surface, separately and together, celebrating each for the qualities it contributes to elevate the other.” Elizabeth lives in Waterbury.
4/18/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 7:00pm
Highland Center for the Arts Gallery, Greensboro
Featuring works from Stowe Elementary, Stowe Middle School, Stowe High School, and guests Rumney Elementary in Middlesex. Join us for the opening reception Wednesday, May 1, 3pm-6pm, which will mark the 38th year of exhibiting local students' work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream and refreshments will be served. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and tasty treats, reception guests will be invited to participate in an art activity.
5/1/19 10:00am - 6/1/19 5:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Featuring the extraordinary artistic talents of students in the greater Stowe area.
The show opens Wednesday, May 1st and runs through Saturday, June 1st. Stowe Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Mountain River School students exhibit their artwork along with students from this year’s guest school, Middlesex’s Rumney Memorial School.
The opening reception takes place at the Art Center on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00pm-6:00pm and marks our 38th year of exhibiting local students’ work in the galleries. All are welcome. Complimentary ice cream will be served thanks to Ben and Jerry’s. In addition to enjoying the exhibit and refreshments, reception guests can also participate in an art activity. The community is invited to support area youth and discover the talents of these masters in the making.
The artwork includes a great variety of media and subject matter taught by dedicated art teachers: Kayla Hoffman, Stowe Elementary; Jennifer Anthony and Tim Waite, Stowe Middle School; Kate Crouse and Carleen Zimbalatti, Stowe High School; Jen Volansky, Mountain River School; and Jennifer Campbell, Rumney Memorial School.
The exhibition is made possible by our generous Sponsors: Cafe on Main, Hickok & Boardman Inc., Stowe Hardware, The Bagel, Woodbury Mountain Toys, Yellow Turtle, and Ben and Jerry’s; Media Sponsors: Stowe Reporter, StoweToday.com and X Press Print & Copy; and Grantors: National Endowment for the Arts and Vermont Arts Council.
Helen Day Art Center
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00pm and by appointment
90 Pond St
Stowe, VT 05672
Helen Day Art Center
5/1/19 3:00pm - 6/1/19 11:59pm
90 Pond St., Stowe
West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of BIDING: Exploration and Expectation, a group exhibition of contemplative and quietly reflective non-objective paintings by Janis Pozzi Johnson and Charlie Bluett, accompanied by the sculptural hand-thrown porcelain vessels of ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy. Exhibition will open May 4th, from 3-5pm, and the public is invited to attend. On view at 17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe VT May 4th, 2019 - June 2, 2019.
West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe
Peter Schumann, Artist and Director of the Bread & Puppet Theater "Post Apocalyptic Dawn of Possibilitarians": The Dawn is the new republic that brings light into a crumbling republic of waste and warfare. It is the celebration of the possible light that must confront the current day darkness. The Possibilitarians are the dwarfs of the giantism system, the misfits in the billionaire universe, the underneath-the-above kids who stand up against the end-of-the-world politics. Possibilitarians of the world unite!
Art work includes giant woodcut banners and paintings, special event procession performance, live music, bread and aïoli, Cheap Art. Events include Bread & Puppet film night with Alexis Smith and Emily Anderson’s Fairy Card Readings. Art Show is May 3 to June 9, 2019. Procession Festivities with Bread & Aïoli are May 18, 3pm. http://breadandpuppet.org
5/3/19 11:00am - 6/9/19 4:00pm
GreenTARA Gallery, North Hero
Catamount Arts is pleased to present Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch, an exhibition of sculpture and works on paper on view in the Fried Family Gallery from April 27-June 14, 2019. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 4-5:30 pm, with remarks by the artist at 5 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch is an exhibition showcases the artist’s fascination with exploratory drawing as the basis for work that invokes a sense of touch. Using tape, fiber, fiberglass mesh, and hydrostone, she creates installations and stand-alone pieces that act both in collaboration and resistance to material. “All of my work is rooted in drawing,” Weisberg observes. It is her desire to establish sensory awareness of spatial relationships between the human body and material, one that is “dynamic, improvisational, and mutable.”
A native of Philadelphia, Debra Weisberg graduated from the Tyler School of Art and currently lives and works in the Boston area. Known both nationally and internationally for large installations and smaller works that explore drawing in physical terms, she has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; the East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art in New York; and in numerous venues in the Boston area, including the Art Complex Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, Danforth Art, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Gallery Kayafas, Lesley University, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
4/29/19 11:00am - 6/14/19 8:00pm
Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
April 29-July 10, 2019
Artist Reception Thursday, May 23, 5-7pm
Ann Young’s interest lies in realism, especially of people, fascinated by the almost limitless variations afforded by the human condition and the same basic emotions shared by humanity. Rather than light and dark in a literal sense, these paintings consider the good and bad sides of human nature. People rain down terror and destruction on one another and at the same time are loving and considerate. Young explains, “This collection tries to sort things out, the good and bad that resides in all people, including myself.”
Young was raised in Illinois and Nebraska but has lived her adult life in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. From her first job illustrating the varmints of the Nebraska plains, through her stint as an illustrator for The Center For Northern Studies, to her abstract closeups of pond vegetation and the shells of crustaceans, she has looked to nature for inspiration. She spent years in a fruitful career making miniature animal and figure porcelain figurines for the wholesale craft market. An interest in large wooden sculpture occupied several years culminating in large scale gallery installations, combining the large cedar sculptures with the miniature porcelain figures. Young now devotes all her time with studies of people, in portrait and social interactions, enjoying the exquisite hues and textures which oil on canvas allows.
4/29/19 9:00am - 7/10/19 11:59pm
River Arts, Morrisville