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Arts Calendar: Northern Vermont

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Aug
17
2019

Comical Ventures: At Play With the Past

Comical Ventures: At Play With the Past

Join us at the Park Saturday, August 17 at 2pm for our program with University of Vermont cultural anthropologist Luis Vivanco, whose work weaves unlikely connections between history, comics, and ethnographic research on bicycles, for a multimedia presentation reflecting on the meanings and importance of playfulness in interpreting our present through the past.

Presentation followed by light refreshments and conversation with Luis.

This presentation will be indoors. Always admission free.

8/17/19 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls

Jun
21
2019
– THRU –
Aug
24
2019

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” - painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
21
2019
– THRU –
Aug
24
2019

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence’s paintings consider contemporary power struggles through the elegant metaphor of fox hunting. Turning the genteel athletic, sartorial, and social traditions of fox hunting toward lucid social commentary, Spence creates psychologically-rich paintings of steely riders joined in dark complicity—soldiers, sisters, friends. They are on the hunt.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
22
2019
– THRU –
Aug
24
2019

Composing Form

Composing Form

This group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and humorous, referencing human history, intervention and experience.

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
27
2019
– THRU –
Aug
31
2019

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

On view at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: June - August 31, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, July 26, 2019 • 5:00 - 6:30pm • A Stowe Arts Week 2019 Event

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center launches a group exhibition up on the mountain in Stowe for the Summer Season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection - including photography, sculpture, cyanotypes, painting, video installation, window installation and mixed media. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of artists: Mary Admasian, Kate Burnim, Renée Greenlee and Erika Senft Miller.

There will be a reception for this exhibition on Friday, July 26th from 5:00 - 6:30pm, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout.

Artists are responding to the following statement:

Water is never truly idle. It is life giving to all beings - essential in its purest form. It connects us as a planet in our global community and is inside of every human body - regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or religion. Water invigorates, yet soothes.The vastness of water welcomes and anoints, propels, generates power, and is increasingly precious as we respond to climate change. Water moves us forward as we paddle past each other without a glance. Immerse yourself and experience water through all senses. While water is a medium of consciousness, like AIR it also transcends culture.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of water - from its physical forms to its important role in the ecosystem to its personal effect on our everyday lives and stories and well-being. Photographs by Erika Senft Miller depict ever-changing landscape of arctic glaciers “ice that holds information” suffering the impact of climate change. Through series of photographs, the artist shows how through the collective unconscious, we “all swim in the same story”. Senft Miller takes the audience on a multi-sensory video adventure from snowmaking alongside the gondola at Mt. Mansfield to the surface of a paddle board to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Mary Admasian’s mixed media pieces open a dialogue in an effort to “symbolize the emotional, phycological and physical experiences living in toxic environments” about the peril of plastics in waterways and ocean life with continued pollution in her series Peering Through Plastic. Traces of the ever-familiar six pack packaging of cans are found in the layers of her mixed media paintings. Kate Burnim’s addition of industrial paintings reveal a landscape of hydro electric plants. Her work speaks to “harnessing the massive power of water as we direct the river…creating energy while changing landscape and habitat through incredible feats of engineering” and what it means to claim power over the environment rather than with it. Renée Greenlee brings us home to Vermont with her delicate photographic studies titled Red Rocks Series on the edge of Lake Champlain. This personal journey is about healing “the way forward is unclear, as if walking through a fog”. Greenlee is also exhibiting a series of cyanotypes created on the shores of Lake Champlain - her process with treated paper, freezing temperatures and brilliant sunlight brings forth “a chaotic kaleidoscope of blues with sand, ice and debris…hand on the landscape”.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, by appointment (kholt@SprucePeakArts.org) and one hour prior to performances and events .

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Aug
31
2019

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay exhibit at GreenTARA features John Douglas "Auto-Warming" CGI Prints and "Ojihozo" photographs, as well as Joan Watson's "Rock Formations" out of clay. Both artists are engaged with Earth as a living, vibrant yet fragile, existence. "Auto-Warming" video and show are ongoing into Labor Day week-end. Please see website for more info and art review: www.greentaraspace.org

8/9/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 4:00pm

3275 US Rt. 2, North Hero

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
1
2019

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Claire Kelly’s engaging and cheerful glass sculptures give the viewer a gentle mirror with which to examine our contradictory world. Using the integration of traditional Venetian glassblowing and cold working techniques, she creates colorful figures and forms from glass. Her miniature landscapes populated with animals are evocative of childhood toys and stories. Though whimsical and colorful, these sculptures draw attention to the perilous and fragile existence many of these animals face, gazing off into an unknown future.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
1
2019

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Justin Hoekstra’s abstract acrylic paintings achieve their intensely vibrating, almost luminous surface from application of many layers of pigments and the removal of these layers by abrading the surface with an orbital sander.
“This process is for me like that which shapes each of us in life as accumulated experience combines with pressure and time to reveal the truth of who we are.” –Justin Hoekstra

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
1
2019

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON’S new body of work, though still employing the use of many thin strips of reclaimed wood scavenged from various sources in southern Vermont, are now assembled to transform into abstract two dimensional compositions finding themselves often floating within a grid, or sharing the picture plane with strips of wood focusing one’s attention in a singular direction. While continuing to nod to his interest in architecture, patterns and quilting, this new method of composing the picture plane is a fascinating new direction.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
27
2019
– THRU –
Sep
2
2019

Then and Now

Then and Now

Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrates its 35th anniversary with THEN AND NOW, an exhibition featuring the works of 20th century plein air landscape painters, and contemporary artists who follow, literally, in their footsteps. The exhibit includes 30 paintings by masters of the Vermont landscape, and the works of 30 artists who returned to the locations they painted, over a period of a year.
The resulting exhibit features 120 paintings, installed in groups according to location, that spans over 100 years of painting.

6/27/19 11:00am - 9/2/19 5:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
7
2019

Womens Work is Never Done

Womens Work is Never Done

The Montgomery Center for the Arts will be hosting an innovative show, “Women’s Work is Never Done” from Aug 11 -Sept 7 at with an opening wine and cheese reception on Friday August 9th at 7 PM. Regular gallery hours at the Historic Kelton Hall located at 2 Mountain Road in Montgomery Center are Fri-Sun 12-4 pm or by appointment.
This unique multi-media show will feature powerful artwork created by 5 – 80-year-old women from New York, Quebec and Vermont ranging from traditional fiber and needlework to fine art, painting, and photography.
“Each work of art celebrates its creator and her stance in the world, especially just now when that stance feels under siege,” said M Sebastian Araujo – Curator and Creative Director of the MCA. “Our planet has a long history of human existence and until the 20th Century, most of the credit and status has been given to the male of the species. However right alongside the men, there have always been women: strong, driven, creative, and innovative women.
“In this show, we are celebrating the Female Spirit that has endured severe hardships and sacrifices by women of all races, nationalities, backgrounds, education, and regions. The spirit that challenged laws and regulations as well as social standards and stereotypes and organized women to change public opinion. As a result of that hard work and commitment, organizations and businesses began to slowly change all across the United States and in many nations and eventually they were codified progressive measures by governments. More women have now become empowered to contribute to their personal, family and community well-being in the United States and throughout the world. These improvements are manifested in many areas of today’s society such as the family, corporations, education, sports, healthcare, arts and culture, and the military. Despite these changes, however, the rights and health of women continue to be threatened in the United States and internationally.”
For more information about the non-profit Montgomery Center for the Arts: Montgomerycenterforthearts.com,https://www.facebook.com/MCAKeltonHall-136117773578466/, montgomerycenterarts@gmail.com, joesebvermont@gmail.com
ARTWORK: Brigitte Normandin, Susan Dealer, Chloë Rose Neva Watts

Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery Center

Jul
26
2019
– THRU –
Sep
9
2019

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW. New paintings and drawings

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW.  New paintings and drawings

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, August 2, 5pm
David Schütz, Vermont State Curator, will speak briefly about Kolb’s significant contributions as a Vermont artist.

Kathleen Kolb: Painting Greensboro and Beyond for 40 years. A slide presentation on Friday, August 9, 6pm

New paintings and drawings by Kathleen Kolb, inspired by the Vermont she loves — Greensboro, Craftsbury and places around her home in Lincoln. Whether portraying the snowy blues of winter
or tender greens of spring and summer, Kolb expertly captures both daylight and the ephemeral light of evening, and the essence of Vermont. Please join us to take a new look at familiar, well-loved places.

7/26/19 10:00am - 9/9/19 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jun
1
2019
– THRU –
Dec
31
2019

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

On display at The Museum of Everyday Life through the end of the year, “The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)" looks at the long human relationship to scissors. We’ll reveal the elegance of scissors design, and explore the myriad professional, creative, superstitious, violent and domestic uses of scissors throughout the ages. All kinds of scissors will be on display, in addition to our ever-expanding permanent collection of everyday life objects. The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8am-8pm, and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt. 16) in Glover, a short distance South of the Shadow Lake Rd. See www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details.

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Aug
18
2019

Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura - Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series FREE

Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura - Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series FREE

In a show reflecting the rich cultural heritage of New Zealand’s indigenous people and celebrating feminine power, Maori group Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura combine soulful beats, storytelling and traditional dance into a spellbinding world music experience. Using a loop pedal to record and play back her own voice, Mihirangi creates intricate, layered musical pieces out of ancient chants, socially conscious lyrics and beatboxing. Her use of guitar, keyboards, drums and traditional Maori instruments add depth to her vocal gymnastics. Though Mihirangi had already been touring worldwide for years and had been dubbed the “queen of live loops,” her appearance on New Zealand’s Got Talent in 2012 brought her a larger audience. Her current show additionally features Rita Peihopa, an expert in Maori martial arts, and Tiana King, a performer skilled in both traditional haka and contemporary dance. Using fantastic costumes, improvisation and audience participation, the group dazzles with fearless performances that at once showcase Maori culture and tap into universal truths.

Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura toured Canada in 2018 and played for folk, roots and world music industry professionals at a conference for Folk Alliance International in February 2019. The UK’s Songlines Magazine selected the show as one of the top 3 of the 2,500 acts at the conference. Mihirangi has played festivals all over the globe, including San Francisco’s Power to the Peaceful festival, and has performed with artists including Public Enemy and Arrested Development. She previously thrilled Levitt audiences at Levitt Los Angeles in 2013.

www.mamamihi.com

8/18/19 4:00pm - 7:00pm

143 Parks Road, Saint Johnsbury

Aug
18
2019

Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura

Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura

A powerful world-roots production led by internationally renowned artist/activist and “Queen of Loops,” Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura weave ancient chants with intricate harmonies, traditional & contemporary instruments, beats & deep bass. The Māreikura are traditional dancers who combine women’s haka, traditional weaponry and Māori martial arts for a contemporary cultural performance that is informative, inclusive and truly inspiring.
With grace, fierceness, warmth and humour, Mihirangi’s lyrics celebrate the values, lore, medicines and customs of her lineage and culture, uplifting her audience with her infectious laughter and fearless authenticity. Her new show is a musical journey of the soul that travels back through ancient lines and melodies that connect us all.
Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura will be at Dog Mountain on Sunday, August 18th, as part of the 2019 Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series, which takes place Sunday evenings from 4-7pm through September 22nd. The concerts are free, family-friendly, and dogs are welcome. Parking is on-site (with handicapped parking available), and carpooling is very much encouraged.

8/18/19 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Dog Mountain at Stephen Huneck Gallery, Saint Johnsbury

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Aug
31
2019

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay

Of Earth: Image and Clay exhibit at GreenTARA features John Douglas "Auto-Warming" CGI Prints and "Ojihozo" photographs, as well as Joan Watson's "Rock Formations" out of clay. Both artists are engaged with Earth as a living, vibrant yet fragile, existence. "Auto-Warming" video and show are ongoing into Labor Day week-end. Please see website for more info and art review: www.greentaraspace.org

8/9/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 4:00pm

3275 US Rt. 2, North Hero

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
1
2019

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

CLAIRE KELLY : New Glass Works

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Claire Kelly’s engaging and cheerful glass sculptures give the viewer a gentle mirror with which to examine our contradictory world. Using the integration of traditional Venetian glassblowing and cold working techniques, she creates colorful figures and forms from glass. Her miniature landscapes populated with animals are evocative of childhood toys and stories. Though whimsical and colorful, these sculptures draw attention to the perilous and fragile existence many of these animals face, gazing off into an unknown future.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
1
2019

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New Work

ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION August 9, 5-7pm. Justin Hoekstra’s abstract acrylic paintings achieve their intensely vibrating, almost luminous surface from application of many layers of pigments and the removal of these layers by abrading the surface with an orbital sander.
“This process is for me like that which shapes each of us in life as accumulated experience combines with pressure and time to reveal the truth of who we are.” –Justin Hoekstra

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
1
2019

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON : HORIZONS

DUNCAN JOHNSON’S new body of work, though still employing the use of many thin strips of reclaimed wood scavenged from various sources in southern Vermont, are now assembled to transform into abstract two dimensional compositions finding themselves often floating within a grid, or sharing the picture plane with strips of wood focusing one’s attention in a singular direction. While continuing to nod to his interest in architecture, patterns and quilting, this new method of composing the picture plane is a fascinating new direction.

8/9/19 5:00pm - 9/1/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
27
2019
– THRU –
Sep
2
2019

Then and Now

Then and Now

Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrates its 35th anniversary with THEN AND NOW, an exhibition featuring the works of 20th century plein air landscape painters, and contemporary artists who follow, literally, in their footsteps. The exhibit includes 30 paintings by masters of the Vermont landscape, and the works of 30 artists who returned to the locations they painted, over a period of a year.
The resulting exhibit features 120 paintings, installed in groups according to location, that spans over 100 years of painting.

6/27/19 11:00am - 9/2/19 5:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Aug
9
2019
– THRU –
Sep
7
2019

Womens Work is Never Done

Womens Work is Never Done

The Montgomery Center for the Arts will be hosting an innovative show, “Women’s Work is Never Done” from Aug 11 -Sept 7 at with an opening wine and cheese reception on Friday August 9th at 7 PM. Regular gallery hours at the Historic Kelton Hall located at 2 Mountain Road in Montgomery Center are Fri-Sun 12-4 pm or by appointment.
This unique multi-media show will feature powerful artwork created by 5 – 80-year-old women from New York, Quebec and Vermont ranging from traditional fiber and needlework to fine art, painting, and photography.
“Each work of art celebrates its creator and her stance in the world, especially just now when that stance feels under siege,” said M Sebastian Araujo – Curator and Creative Director of the MCA. “Our planet has a long history of human existence and until the 20th Century, most of the credit and status has been given to the male of the species. However right alongside the men, there have always been women: strong, driven, creative, and innovative women.
“In this show, we are celebrating the Female Spirit that has endured severe hardships and sacrifices by women of all races, nationalities, backgrounds, education, and regions. The spirit that challenged laws and regulations as well as social standards and stereotypes and organized women to change public opinion. As a result of that hard work and commitment, organizations and businesses began to slowly change all across the United States and in many nations and eventually they were codified progressive measures by governments. More women have now become empowered to contribute to their personal, family and community well-being in the United States and throughout the world. These improvements are manifested in many areas of today’s society such as the family, corporations, education, sports, healthcare, arts and culture, and the military. Despite these changes, however, the rights and health of women continue to be threatened in the United States and internationally.”
For more information about the non-profit Montgomery Center for the Arts: Montgomerycenterforthearts.com,https://www.facebook.com/MCAKeltonHall-136117773578466/, montgomerycenterarts@gmail.com, joesebvermont@gmail.com
ARTWORK: Brigitte Normandin, Susan Dealer, Chloë Rose Neva Watts

Montgomery Center for the Arts, Montgomery Center

Jul
26
2019
– THRU –
Sep
9
2019

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW. New paintings and drawings

Kathleen Kolb: NIGHT & DAY, THEN & NOW.  New paintings and drawings

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, August 2, 5pm
David Schütz, Vermont State Curator, will speak briefly about Kolb’s significant contributions as a Vermont artist.

Kathleen Kolb: Painting Greensboro and Beyond for 40 years. A slide presentation on Friday, August 9, 6pm

New paintings and drawings by Kathleen Kolb, inspired by the Vermont she loves — Greensboro, Craftsbury and places around her home in Lincoln. Whether portraying the snowy blues of winter
or tender greens of spring and summer, Kolb expertly captures both daylight and the ephemeral light of evening, and the essence of Vermont. Please join us to take a new look at familiar, well-loved places.

7/26/19 10:00am - 9/9/19 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jun
1
2019
– THRU –
Dec
31
2019

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

On display at The Museum of Everyday Life through the end of the year, “The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)" looks at the long human relationship to scissors. We’ll reveal the elegance of scissors design, and explore the myriad professional, creative, superstitious, violent and domestic uses of scissors throughout the ages. All kinds of scissors will be on display, in addition to our ever-expanding permanent collection of everyday life objects. The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8am-8pm, and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt. 16) in Glover, a short distance South of the Shadow Lake Rd. See www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details.

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover