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Arts Calendar: Northern Vermont

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Region

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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Sep
23
2021

Open Studio Night

Open Studio Night

Vermont Studio Center is pleased to present a special open studio night with Minėmå Gallery, Studio Store, and Ebenezer Books as community partners.

Join us for this community event. Open studios will begin at Red Mill Gallery, followed by Schultz, Wolf Kahn, Maverick, and Church Studios, Ebenezer Bookstore, Minėmå Gallery/Studio Store, ending with Barbara White Studios.

VSC Studio Renters and Staff studios will be open. Staff will be on hand to let you in studio buildings. Maps will also be provided.

Free and open to the public. Please come prepared to wear masks indoors.

80 Pearl Street, Johnson, VT

9/23/21 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Jul
1
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Open to Landscape: Four Vermont Artists

Open to Landscape: Four Vermont Artists

After a year of closure due to Covid 19, Catamount Arts is pleased to announce the reopening of the Fried Family Gallery in its St. Johnsbury arts center. From July 1-September 26, 2021, Open to Landscape, a four person exhibition of paintings, photographs and works on paper, will be on view featuring works by Keith Chamberlin, Terry Ekasala, Anni Lorenzini and Elizabeth Nelson. The exhibition explores a range of artistic responses to Vermont’s dramatic landscape, from observed to imagined, in ways that touch upon the psychological and spiritual. Photographer Keith Chamberlin connects organic to the abstract; Terry Ekasala creates vibrantly colored dreams; Anni Lorenzini expands upon tonalist painting; and Elizabeth Nelson contemplates natural and geometric form in response to the I Ching Book of Changes. Taken together, the 35 paintings and 9 photographs in the exhibition present numerous opportunities for viewers to contemplate landscape as a way to understand the self-imposed isolation and unprecedented change we’ve all experienced over the past year.

7/1/21 12:00am - 9/26/21 12:00am

Catamount Arts Fried Family Gallery, Saint Johnsbury

Aug
18
2021
– THRU –
Sep
30
2021

In the Red Mill Gallery: Renée Lauzon

In the Red Mill Gallery: Renée Lauzon

VSC is pleased to present Renée Lauzon-"The Solo Series", a solo exhibition of new work by Vermont-based sound artist and abstract painter Renée Lauzon. This series explores mark-making as a direct response to musical and ambient sounds. The sound or instrument drives the brushwork across the surface creating a visual/spatial record of the sound environment, while a minimal palette creates a structure for intuition, chance, and improvisation to work freely. This exhibition will be on view in the Red Mill Gallery from 8/18 - 9/30.
renee-lauzon.com
reneelauzon.bandcamp.com

8/18/21 9:00am - 9/30/21 6:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Sep
4
2021
– THRU –
Oct
15
2021

"Still Life, Life Still" Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

"Still Life, Life Still" Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

Still-life painting is defined as the depiction of inanimate objects for the sake of their qualities of form, colour, texture, and composition. I suspect the artists exhibited here will agree, but I also suspect all will agree that the five artists here care little about the definition. These artists bring so much more to the genre – and perhaps it to them.
This exhibit features the art of:
Mary Ellen Bartley
Kate Emlen
Tucker Nichols
Jon Redmond
Margaret Sparrow
Each artist incorporates the elements of the ”still life” – form, colour, texture, and composition – in their work. With their well honed craft they pay homage to everyday objects. They notice and pay attention. They interpret. And then they share.

Outdoor opening reception is Sunday, September 12, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. This is a free event, no reservations required.

Masking is required inside the Gallery.

9/4/21 12:00pm - 10/15/21 4:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
10
2021
– THRU –
Oct
23
2021

Exposed 2021: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Exposed 2021: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The works on display in Exposed. 2021 will highlight artists who focus on current political and social constructs/issues/systems through the relationship of language, sculpture, and installation; language as culturally specific, ideological, controversial, challenging, identifying, uniting, and separating. The works question or identify the disparate ways of communication.
Featured Artists: Tomas Vu, Tony Tasset, Lynn Sullivan, Mildred Beltre, Oasa DuVerney, Jonathan Gitelson, Daniel Bejar, Aya Rodriquez-Izumi, Gabriel Spsa

Photo courtesy of Tony Tasset and Kavi Gupta, Chicago. Photography by Tim Johnson.

90 Pond Road, Stowe, 05672, Stowe

Sep
9
2021
– THRU –
Nov
7
2021

Land & Light & Water & Air

Land & Light & Water & Air

Bryan Memorial Gallery is pleased to present its annual signature exhibition Land and Light and Water and Air, featuring traditional New England landscape paintings by over 70 Member artists, shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery. Land and Light and Water and Air carries on the tradition of artists who have come to Vermont to paint for over 100 years. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday, September 9 and concludes on Sunday, November 7.

The artist roundtable and reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, September 12 beginning at 1pm. The awards, including the Alden Bryan Medal and the Charles Movalli Medal, will be announced at that time. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
9
2021
– THRU –
Nov
7
2021

Let Us Introduce You

Let Us Introduce You

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Let Us Introduce You, an exhibition of artwork from five established artists who have not shown at the Gallery before. This year’s artists include Jane Ashley, Amy Hook-Therrien, Lisa Miceli, Jen Violette, and Liane Whittum. This exhibition will be shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Middle Room Gallery.

The exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, September 9, and concludes on November 7.

An artist roundtable and reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, September 12 at 1pm. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Jun
17
2021
– THRU –
Nov
13
2021

Meleko Mokgosi: Scripto-visual, a solo exhibition

Meleko Mokgosi: Scripto-visual, a solo exhibition

Scripto-visual, a neologism that comes from the combination of image and textual work, is a continuation of Meleko Mokgosi’s investigations regarding the links between these two elements in relation to the politics of representation. The artist will present a set of small and large works that are paired with different kinds of text; from poems to theoretical texts that deal with a variety of topics ranging from history to issues about the daily-lived experiences of particular sections of the population both in the United States and in southern Africa.

The Social Revolution of Our Time Cannot Take Its Poetry from the Past but Only from the Poetry of the Future, VIII, 2019
(Image rights courtesy of the Aaron Siskind Foundation.)

90 Pond Road, Stowe, 05672, Stowe

Sep
12
2021
– THRU –
Nov
30
2021

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Debuts Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street announces its new fall show featuring the work of several Vermont artists in storefront, sidewalk, and indoor galleries along Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue. The new show is free and open to the public.

StJ Art on the Street debuted during the pandemic when empty storefronts and shop windows were utilized as fine art galleries exhibiting works that could be enjoyed from the street or sidewalk. St. Johnsbury has maintained this walkable gallery while adding some indoor options including the galleries at Catamount Arts and Cosmic Cup Café on Eastern Avenue as well as Whirligig Brewing and the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild on Railroad Street.

Art aficionados on foot might begin at the Shatterbox Gallery at 166 Eastern Avenue with the work of muralist Tara Goreau. A lifelong painter, Goreau has been creating large-scale work to inspire and represent communities since completing her first public mural as a senior at St. Johnsbury Academy in 2006. Goreau earned her BFA at Johnson State College in 2011 after studying at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand in Christchurch. She collaborated with local students to create the 16-panel “Musaic Project” mural, celebrating four seasons and four genres of music, and, most recently, a new public mural located on the retaining wall next to Catamount Arts at 115 Eastern Avenue.

Heading down Eastern Avenue, find Barbara Grey’s work at 142 Eastern. Grey earned her MFA at the University of Georgia in 1975, working primarily in fiber arts. She has shown her large, 3-dimensional fiber installations both regionally and nationally and served as the Director of Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA, from 1980-1991, before moving to Vermont. In the early 2000s, Grey studied landscape painting in Italy. Since then, she has found painting en plein air to be an inspiring way to explore and appreciate the Northeast Kingdom.

The Cosmic Cup Café at 139 Eastern Avenue is showing photography by fine art event photographer Jackie Fox. Fox’s show includes a collection of medium format film photographs showcasing both urban and rural landscape. This technique of photographing is slow and methodical, resulting in capturing moments of natural beauty that may otherwise be undetected.

Catamount Arts is currently showing two exhibits. In the Fried Family Gallery, “Open to Landscape” features work by Elizabeth Nelson, Anni Lorenzini, Keith Chamberlin, and Terry Ekasala, including paintings and photography that explore landscapes in both realism and abstract form.

In the Catamount Arts Fireplace Room, a collection of work created by community members during the pandemic is on view. “Kingdom COVID Chronicles” features handmade sketchbooks by NEK residents of all ages documenting a month of life in lockdown in spring of last year.

Stop at 67 Eastern Avenue to enjoy an exhibit by Kelly Doyle. A Montpelier native, Doyle earned her MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1990. Much of her work involves transforming existing materials into works of art. Recent works include paintings on panels recovered from home demolitions, slipcovers no longer in use, and repurposed work pants. Doyle enjoys recycling with creativity: taking apart old things and making them into something vibrant and new.

At Northern Express Care on the corner of Eastern and Railroad, Andrea Pearlman’s work will be on display. Originally from Hartford, CT, Pearlman has lived in Vermont since the 1970s after graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1974. Pearlman’s paintings reflect the inherent push and pull of nature and the experience of dynamic movement. She paints primarily in oils but also hooks rugs and uses wool strips when working with fiber.

Lifelong painter George Pearlman will also exhibit work at Northern Express Care on Eastern and Railroad. Pearlman studied at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Brooklyn College and was mentored by Hans Hofmann for over thirty years. He has also worked as an administrator at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

Harlan Mack’s work is on display at Whirligig Brewing at 397 Railroad Street. Mack is a multidisciplinary artist based at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He employs blacksmithing, steel fabrication, painting, and oral storytelling to build an expanding, constellated narrative that invites viewers and listeners into an imaginary future. This world is generated and inspired by Harlan’s life experience, exploration and thoughts around identity, labor, perception, contemplation, fiction, community, emergence and afro-futurism.

Cross the street to visit Central Café at 418 Railroad Street to look out work by photographer Shaun Terhune. Terhune grew up in Vermont photographing rolling green mountains, cows, maple trees, and tin sap buckets. As a teen, he hitched rides into the wilds of the White Mountains to tap into a rugged remoteness he could capture nowhere else.

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is hosting an exhibit by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. “Is This a Book?” challenges conventional ideas with books that open like accordions, hang like paintings, or might at first glance be mistaken for sculptures.

Cross Railroad Street again to see the dazzling work of Uganda native and Newport resident Mwanga William at Caplan’s on 457 Railroad Street. A graduate of the Michelangelo College of Creative Arts, William works with oil and acrylic paints, cement, clay, and metal, as well as paper, wood, and fiberglass. His paintings and sculptures reflect African culture and lifestyles, and his work is on permanent display in schools, hotels, and churches throughout Uganda.

StJ Art on the Street is a public art collaboration among the Window Warriors volunteers of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce; Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild; Catamount Arts; Caplan’s; the Town of St. Johnsbury; 142 Eastern; Garrett Property Management; Aine Baker; Rural Edge; and Northern Express Care.
StJ Art on the Street is brought to you by a Vermont Community Foundation Spark Grant and support from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Curators Group, MSI Property Management, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont. For more information about StJ Art on the Street, including the artists featured in the current exhibit, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/visual-art/StJ-art-on-the-street.

Downtown St. Johnsbury, Saint Johnsbury

Friday, September 24, 2021
Sep
24
2021

Aoife O'Donovan with Special Guests Hawktail

Aoife O'Donovan with Special Guests Hawktail

Grammy award-winning songwriter and musician Aoife O’Donovan is one of the most sought-after singers and songwriters of her generation. She has released three critically-acclaimed solo albums, is co-founder of the bands I’m With Her and Crooked Still, is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, and spent a decade contributing to the radio variety shows Live From Here and A Prairie Home Companion.

Hawktail is a rising Americana “supergroup” and includes members of Crooked Still, Punch Brothers and the I’m with Her house band. Expect Aoife to sit in with them – and vice-versa.

Please visit www.catamountarts.org for KCP Presents COVID safety policy which includes both mask-wearing and vaccination guidelines. Compliance with COVID safety protocol is required to attend this event.

9/24/21 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center

Jul
1
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Open to Landscape: Four Vermont Artists

Open to Landscape: Four Vermont Artists

After a year of closure due to Covid 19, Catamount Arts is pleased to announce the reopening of the Fried Family Gallery in its St. Johnsbury arts center. From July 1-September 26, 2021, Open to Landscape, a four person exhibition of paintings, photographs and works on paper, will be on view featuring works by Keith Chamberlin, Terry Ekasala, Anni Lorenzini and Elizabeth Nelson. The exhibition explores a range of artistic responses to Vermont’s dramatic landscape, from observed to imagined, in ways that touch upon the psychological and spiritual. Photographer Keith Chamberlin connects organic to the abstract; Terry Ekasala creates vibrantly colored dreams; Anni Lorenzini expands upon tonalist painting; and Elizabeth Nelson contemplates natural and geometric form in response to the I Ching Book of Changes. Taken together, the 35 paintings and 9 photographs in the exhibition present numerous opportunities for viewers to contemplate landscape as a way to understand the self-imposed isolation and unprecedented change we’ve all experienced over the past year.

7/1/21 12:00am - 9/26/21 12:00am

Catamount Arts Fried Family Gallery, Saint Johnsbury

Aug
18
2021
– THRU –
Sep
30
2021

In the Red Mill Gallery: Renée Lauzon

In the Red Mill Gallery: Renée Lauzon

VSC is pleased to present Renée Lauzon-"The Solo Series", a solo exhibition of new work by Vermont-based sound artist and abstract painter Renée Lauzon. This series explores mark-making as a direct response to musical and ambient sounds. The sound or instrument drives the brushwork across the surface creating a visual/spatial record of the sound environment, while a minimal palette creates a structure for intuition, chance, and improvisation to work freely. This exhibition will be on view in the Red Mill Gallery from 8/18 - 9/30.
renee-lauzon.com
reneelauzon.bandcamp.com

8/18/21 9:00am - 9/30/21 6:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Sep
4
2021
– THRU –
Oct
15
2021

"Still Life, Life Still" Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

"Still Life, Life Still" Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

Still-life painting is defined as the depiction of inanimate objects for the sake of their qualities of form, colour, texture, and composition. I suspect the artists exhibited here will agree, but I also suspect all will agree that the five artists here care little about the definition. These artists bring so much more to the genre – and perhaps it to them.
This exhibit features the art of:
Mary Ellen Bartley
Kate Emlen
Tucker Nichols
Jon Redmond
Margaret Sparrow
Each artist incorporates the elements of the ”still life” – form, colour, texture, and composition – in their work. With their well honed craft they pay homage to everyday objects. They notice and pay attention. They interpret. And then they share.

Outdoor opening reception is Sunday, September 12, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. This is a free event, no reservations required.

Masking is required inside the Gallery.

9/4/21 12:00pm - 10/15/21 4:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
10
2021
– THRU –
Oct
23
2021

Exposed 2021: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Exposed 2021: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The works on display in Exposed. 2021 will highlight artists who focus on current political and social constructs/issues/systems through the relationship of language, sculpture, and installation; language as culturally specific, ideological, controversial, challenging, identifying, uniting, and separating. The works question or identify the disparate ways of communication.
Featured Artists: Tomas Vu, Tony Tasset, Lynn Sullivan, Mildred Beltre, Oasa DuVerney, Jonathan Gitelson, Daniel Bejar, Aya Rodriquez-Izumi, Gabriel Spsa

Photo courtesy of Tony Tasset and Kavi Gupta, Chicago. Photography by Tim Johnson.

90 Pond Road, Stowe, 05672, Stowe

Sep
9
2021
– THRU –
Nov
7
2021

Land & Light & Water & Air

Land & Light & Water & Air

Bryan Memorial Gallery is pleased to present its annual signature exhibition Land and Light and Water and Air, featuring traditional New England landscape paintings by over 70 Member artists, shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery. Land and Light and Water and Air carries on the tradition of artists who have come to Vermont to paint for over 100 years. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday, September 9 and concludes on Sunday, November 7.

The artist roundtable and reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, September 12 beginning at 1pm. The awards, including the Alden Bryan Medal and the Charles Movalli Medal, will be announced at that time. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
9
2021
– THRU –
Nov
7
2021

Let Us Introduce You

Let Us Introduce You

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Let Us Introduce You, an exhibition of artwork from five established artists who have not shown at the Gallery before. This year’s artists include Jane Ashley, Amy Hook-Therrien, Lisa Miceli, Jen Violette, and Liane Whittum. This exhibition will be shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Middle Room Gallery.

The exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, September 9, and concludes on November 7.

An artist roundtable and reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, September 12 at 1pm. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Jun
17
2021
– THRU –
Nov
13
2021

Meleko Mokgosi: Scripto-visual, a solo exhibition

Meleko Mokgosi: Scripto-visual, a solo exhibition

Scripto-visual, a neologism that comes from the combination of image and textual work, is a continuation of Meleko Mokgosi’s investigations regarding the links between these two elements in relation to the politics of representation. The artist will present a set of small and large works that are paired with different kinds of text; from poems to theoretical texts that deal with a variety of topics ranging from history to issues about the daily-lived experiences of particular sections of the population both in the United States and in southern Africa.

The Social Revolution of Our Time Cannot Take Its Poetry from the Past but Only from the Poetry of the Future, VIII, 2019
(Image rights courtesy of the Aaron Siskind Foundation.)

90 Pond Road, Stowe, 05672, Stowe

Sep
12
2021
– THRU –
Nov
30
2021

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Debuts Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street announces its new fall show featuring the work of several Vermont artists in storefront, sidewalk, and indoor galleries along Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue. The new show is free and open to the public.

StJ Art on the Street debuted during the pandemic when empty storefronts and shop windows were utilized as fine art galleries exhibiting works that could be enjoyed from the street or sidewalk. St. Johnsbury has maintained this walkable gallery while adding some indoor options including the galleries at Catamount Arts and Cosmic Cup Café on Eastern Avenue as well as Whirligig Brewing and the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild on Railroad Street.

Art aficionados on foot might begin at the Shatterbox Gallery at 166 Eastern Avenue with the work of muralist Tara Goreau. A lifelong painter, Goreau has been creating large-scale work to inspire and represent communities since completing her first public mural as a senior at St. Johnsbury Academy in 2006. Goreau earned her BFA at Johnson State College in 2011 after studying at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand in Christchurch. She collaborated with local students to create the 16-panel “Musaic Project” mural, celebrating four seasons and four genres of music, and, most recently, a new public mural located on the retaining wall next to Catamount Arts at 115 Eastern Avenue.

Heading down Eastern Avenue, find Barbara Grey’s work at 142 Eastern. Grey earned her MFA at the University of Georgia in 1975, working primarily in fiber arts. She has shown her large, 3-dimensional fiber installations both regionally and nationally and served as the Director of Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA, from 1980-1991, before moving to Vermont. In the early 2000s, Grey studied landscape painting in Italy. Since then, she has found painting en plein air to be an inspiring way to explore and appreciate the Northeast Kingdom.

The Cosmic Cup Café at 139 Eastern Avenue is showing photography by fine art event photographer Jackie Fox. Fox’s show includes a collection of medium format film photographs showcasing both urban and rural landscape. This technique of photographing is slow and methodical, resulting in capturing moments of natural beauty that may otherwise be undetected.

Catamount Arts is currently showing two exhibits. In the Fried Family Gallery, “Open to Landscape” features work by Elizabeth Nelson, Anni Lorenzini, Keith Chamberlin, and Terry Ekasala, including paintings and photography that explore landscapes in both realism and abstract form.

In the Catamount Arts Fireplace Room, a collection of work created by community members during the pandemic is on view. “Kingdom COVID Chronicles” features handmade sketchbooks by NEK residents of all ages documenting a month of life in lockdown in spring of last year.

Stop at 67 Eastern Avenue to enjoy an exhibit by Kelly Doyle. A Montpelier native, Doyle earned her MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1990. Much of her work involves transforming existing materials into works of art. Recent works include paintings on panels recovered from home demolitions, slipcovers no longer in use, and repurposed work pants. Doyle enjoys recycling with creativity: taking apart old things and making them into something vibrant and new.

At Northern Express Care on the corner of Eastern and Railroad, Andrea Pearlman’s work will be on display. Originally from Hartford, CT, Pearlman has lived in Vermont since the 1970s after graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1974. Pearlman’s paintings reflect the inherent push and pull of nature and the experience of dynamic movement. She paints primarily in oils but also hooks rugs and uses wool strips when working with fiber.

Lifelong painter George Pearlman will also exhibit work at Northern Express Care on Eastern and Railroad. Pearlman studied at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Brooklyn College and was mentored by Hans Hofmann for over thirty years. He has also worked as an administrator at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

Harlan Mack’s work is on display at Whirligig Brewing at 397 Railroad Street. Mack is a multidisciplinary artist based at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He employs blacksmithing, steel fabrication, painting, and oral storytelling to build an expanding, constellated narrative that invites viewers and listeners into an imaginary future. This world is generated and inspired by Harlan’s life experience, exploration and thoughts around identity, labor, perception, contemplation, fiction, community, emergence and afro-futurism.

Cross the street to visit Central Café at 418 Railroad Street to look out work by photographer Shaun Terhune. Terhune grew up in Vermont photographing rolling green mountains, cows, maple trees, and tin sap buckets. As a teen, he hitched rides into the wilds of the White Mountains to tap into a rugged remoteness he could capture nowhere else.

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is hosting an exhibit by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. “Is This a Book?” challenges conventional ideas with books that open like accordions, hang like paintings, or might at first glance be mistaken for sculptures.

Cross Railroad Street again to see the dazzling work of Uganda native and Newport resident Mwanga William at Caplan’s on 457 Railroad Street. A graduate of the Michelangelo College of Creative Arts, William works with oil and acrylic paints, cement, clay, and metal, as well as paper, wood, and fiberglass. His paintings and sculptures reflect African culture and lifestyles, and his work is on permanent display in schools, hotels, and churches throughout Uganda.

StJ Art on the Street is a public art collaboration among the Window Warriors volunteers of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce; Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild; Catamount Arts; Caplan’s; the Town of St. Johnsbury; 142 Eastern; Garrett Property Management; Aine Baker; Rural Edge; and Northern Express Care.
StJ Art on the Street is brought to you by a Vermont Community Foundation Spark Grant and support from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Curators Group, MSI Property Management, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont. For more information about StJ Art on the Street, including the artists featured in the current exhibit, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/visual-art/StJ-art-on-the-street.

Downtown St. Johnsbury, Saint Johnsbury

Mar
5
2021
– THRU –
Dec
19
2021

Legacy Collection 2021

Legacy Collection 2021

Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to announce the opening of its 2021 season on Friday, March, 5. The season kicks off with the “Legacy Collection” exhibit, featuring the works of 17 distinguished New England landscape artists plus a selection of works by Alden Bryan and Mary Bryan.

The show will be hung in the Main Gallery and Middle Room Gallery from March 5 - May 2, 2021. After which the show will be moved to the East Gallery and shown until Dec. 19, 2021.

Due to COVID there will not be an artist roundtable or a reception this year.

The gallery spring hours are Friday – Sunday 11am to 4pm.

3/5/21 11:00am - 12/19/21 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Jul
1
2021
– THRU –
Sep
26
2021

Open to Landscape: Four Vermont Artists

Open to Landscape: Four Vermont Artists

After a year of closure due to Covid 19, Catamount Arts is pleased to announce the reopening of the Fried Family Gallery in its St. Johnsbury arts center. From July 1-September 26, 2021, Open to Landscape, a four person exhibition of paintings, photographs and works on paper, will be on view featuring works by Keith Chamberlin, Terry Ekasala, Anni Lorenzini and Elizabeth Nelson. The exhibition explores a range of artistic responses to Vermont’s dramatic landscape, from observed to imagined, in ways that touch upon the psychological and spiritual. Photographer Keith Chamberlin connects organic to the abstract; Terry Ekasala creates vibrantly colored dreams; Anni Lorenzini expands upon tonalist painting; and Elizabeth Nelson contemplates natural and geometric form in response to the I Ching Book of Changes. Taken together, the 35 paintings and 9 photographs in the exhibition present numerous opportunities for viewers to contemplate landscape as a way to understand the self-imposed isolation and unprecedented change we’ve all experienced over the past year.

7/1/21 12:00am - 9/26/21 12:00am

Catamount Arts Fried Family Gallery, Saint Johnsbury

Sep
4
2021
– THRU –
Oct
15
2021

"Still Life, Life Still" Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

"Still Life, Life Still" Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

Still-life painting is defined as the depiction of inanimate objects for the sake of their qualities of form, colour, texture, and composition. I suspect the artists exhibited here will agree, but I also suspect all will agree that the five artists here care little about the definition. These artists bring so much more to the genre – and perhaps it to them.
This exhibit features the art of:
Mary Ellen Bartley
Kate Emlen
Tucker Nichols
Jon Redmond
Margaret Sparrow
Each artist incorporates the elements of the ”still life” – form, colour, texture, and composition – in their work. With their well honed craft they pay homage to everyday objects. They notice and pay attention. They interpret. And then they share.

Outdoor opening reception is Sunday, September 12, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. This is a free event, no reservations required.

Masking is required inside the Gallery.

9/4/21 12:00pm - 10/15/21 4:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Sep
9
2021
– THRU –
Nov
7
2021

Land & Light & Water & Air

Land & Light & Water & Air

Bryan Memorial Gallery is pleased to present its annual signature exhibition Land and Light and Water and Air, featuring traditional New England landscape paintings by over 70 Member artists, shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery. Land and Light and Water and Air carries on the tradition of artists who have come to Vermont to paint for over 100 years. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday, September 9 and concludes on Sunday, November 7.

The artist roundtable and reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, September 12 beginning at 1pm. The awards, including the Alden Bryan Medal and the Charles Movalli Medal, will be announced at that time. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
9
2021
– THRU –
Nov
7
2021

Let Us Introduce You

Let Us Introduce You

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents Let Us Introduce You, an exhibition of artwork from five established artists who have not shown at the Gallery before. This year’s artists include Jane Ashley, Amy Hook-Therrien, Lisa Miceli, Jen Violette, and Liane Whittum. This exhibition will be shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Middle Room Gallery.

The exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, September 9, and concludes on November 7.

An artist roundtable and reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, September 12 at 1pm. Masks will be required to be worn by all attendees for the roundtable and reception.

9/9/21 11:00am - 11/7/21 11:59pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
12
2021
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Nov
30
2021

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street Debuts Autumn Exhibit

StJ Art on the Street announces its new fall show featuring the work of several Vermont artists in storefront, sidewalk, and indoor galleries along Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue. The new show is free and open to the public.

StJ Art on the Street debuted during the pandemic when empty storefronts and shop windows were utilized as fine art galleries exhibiting works that could be enjoyed from the street or sidewalk. St. Johnsbury has maintained this walkable gallery while adding some indoor options including the galleries at Catamount Arts and Cosmic Cup Café on Eastern Avenue as well as Whirligig Brewing and the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild on Railroad Street.

Art aficionados on foot might begin at the Shatterbox Gallery at 166 Eastern Avenue with the work of muralist Tara Goreau. A lifelong painter, Goreau has been creating large-scale work to inspire and represent communities since completing her first public mural as a senior at St. Johnsbury Academy in 2006. Goreau earned her BFA at Johnson State College in 2011 after studying at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand in Christchurch. She collaborated with local students to create the 16-panel “Musaic Project” mural, celebrating four seasons and four genres of music, and, most recently, a new public mural located on the retaining wall next to Catamount Arts at 115 Eastern Avenue.

Heading down Eastern Avenue, find Barbara Grey’s work at 142 Eastern. Grey earned her MFA at the University of Georgia in 1975, working primarily in fiber arts. She has shown her large, 3-dimensional fiber installations both regionally and nationally and served as the Director of Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA, from 1980-1991, before moving to Vermont. In the early 2000s, Grey studied landscape painting in Italy. Since then, she has found painting en plein air to be an inspiring way to explore and appreciate the Northeast Kingdom.

The Cosmic Cup Café at 139 Eastern Avenue is showing photography by fine art event photographer Jackie Fox. Fox’s show includes a collection of medium format film photographs showcasing both urban and rural landscape. This technique of photographing is slow and methodical, resulting in capturing moments of natural beauty that may otherwise be undetected.

Catamount Arts is currently showing two exhibits. In the Fried Family Gallery, “Open to Landscape” features work by Elizabeth Nelson, Anni Lorenzini, Keith Chamberlin, and Terry Ekasala, including paintings and photography that explore landscapes in both realism and abstract form.

In the Catamount Arts Fireplace Room, a collection of work created by community members during the pandemic is on view. “Kingdom COVID Chronicles” features handmade sketchbooks by NEK residents of all ages documenting a month of life in lockdown in spring of last year.

Stop at 67 Eastern Avenue to enjoy an exhibit by Kelly Doyle. A Montpelier native, Doyle earned her MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1990. Much of her work involves transforming existing materials into works of art. Recent works include paintings on panels recovered from home demolitions, slipcovers no longer in use, and repurposed work pants. Doyle enjoys recycling with creativity: taking apart old things and making them into something vibrant and new.

At Northern Express Care on the corner of Eastern and Railroad, Andrea Pearlman’s work will be on display. Originally from Hartford, CT, Pearlman has lived in Vermont since the 1970s after graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1974. Pearlman’s paintings reflect the inherent push and pull of nature and the experience of dynamic movement. She paints primarily in oils but also hooks rugs and uses wool strips when working with fiber.

Lifelong painter George Pearlman will also exhibit work at Northern Express Care on Eastern and Railroad. Pearlman studied at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Brooklyn College and was mentored by Hans Hofmann for over thirty years. He has also worked as an administrator at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

Harlan Mack’s work is on display at Whirligig Brewing at 397 Railroad Street. Mack is a multidisciplinary artist based at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He employs blacksmithing, steel fabrication, painting, and oral storytelling to build an expanding, constellated narrative that invites viewers and listeners into an imaginary future. This world is generated and inspired by Harlan’s life experience, exploration and thoughts around identity, labor, perception, contemplation, fiction, community, emergence and afro-futurism.

Cross the street to visit Central Café at 418 Railroad Street to look out work by photographer Shaun Terhune. Terhune grew up in Vermont photographing rolling green mountains, cows, maple trees, and tin sap buckets. As a teen, he hitched rides into the wilds of the White Mountains to tap into a rugged remoteness he could capture nowhere else.

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is hosting an exhibit by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. “Is This a Book?” challenges conventional ideas with books that open like accordions, hang like paintings, or might at first glance be mistaken for sculptures.

Cross Railroad Street again to see the dazzling work of Uganda native and Newport resident Mwanga William at Caplan’s on 457 Railroad Street. A graduate of the Michelangelo College of Creative Arts, William works with oil and acrylic paints, cement, clay, and metal, as well as paper, wood, and fiberglass. His paintings and sculptures reflect African culture and lifestyles, and his work is on permanent display in schools, hotels, and churches throughout Uganda.

StJ Art on the Street is a public art collaboration among the Window Warriors volunteers of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce; Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild; Catamount Arts; Caplan’s; the Town of St. Johnsbury; 142 Eastern; Garrett Property Management; Aine Baker; Rural Edge; and Northern Express Care.
StJ Art on the Street is brought to you by a Vermont Community Foundation Spark Grant and support from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Curators Group, MSI Property Management, and Maple Groves Farm of Vermont. For more information about StJ Art on the Street, including the artists featured in the current exhibit, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/visual-art/StJ-art-on-the-street.

Downtown St. Johnsbury, Saint Johnsbury

Mar
5
2021
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Dec
19
2021

Legacy Collection 2021

Legacy Collection 2021

Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to announce the opening of its 2021 season on Friday, March, 5. The season kicks off with the “Legacy Collection” exhibit, featuring the works of 17 distinguished New England landscape artists plus a selection of works by Alden Bryan and Mary Bryan.

The show will be hung in the Main Gallery and Middle Room Gallery from March 5 - May 2, 2021. After which the show will be moved to the East Gallery and shown until Dec. 19, 2021.

Due to COVID there will not be an artist roundtable or a reception this year.

The gallery spring hours are Friday – Sunday 11am to 4pm.

3/5/21 11:00am - 12/19/21 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville