Arts Calendar: Chittenden County
Enjoy this full-length ballet that reinterprets classical ballet to tell the story of a Vermont farm from Spring to Fall. Played live by our very own string sextet!
Bring a picnic or purchase farm fresh food to enjoy during the performance. Come early to explore the farm and other activities.
$20 General admission. Kids 12 and under are free. With Advanced purchase. 1/2 of every ticket sold goes to the farm for regenerative projects. Help us reach our goal of $100,000 raised for farms.
7/21/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Shelburne Farm 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free for members of BCA and Shelburne Farms
Join Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms’ artist-in-residence Brigitta Varadi for a community tile making project inspired by the restoration of historic tiles at the Inn at Shelburne Farms. Families and visitors can help Brigitta craft some of the 3,000 ceramic tiles that will be featured in her upcoming exhibition at BCA Center in February 2020. While creating tiles, join a larger discussion about the land, sustainability, craft, and re-discovered traditions.
Brigitta Varadi’s research-based artist residency and workshops are a partnership between Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms. Combining the missions of both organizations, the artist will lead conversations about social and cultural issues impacting the Vermont landscape and its community, culminating in a BCA Center exhibition in 2020.
7/20/19 10:00am - 7/21/19 1:00pm
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Acclaimed Brooklyn journalist and author Shomari Wills, a Lynton Book Writing Fellow of Columbia University, is bringing the stories of African-American slaves-turned-millionaires to the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Wills will read selections from his book Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires. The author will engage in a discussion session with the audience, followed by a book signing on Saturday, July 20 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the historic Barn House located at 2213-2158 Greenbush Rd. Charlotte, VT. The Black Fortunes event kicks off the Clemmons Family Farm’s 2019 Humanities Speakers’ Series, “To Sing of Common Things: Making a Way Out of No Way.” The series, extending to October, will feature five other notable African-American authors and storytellers, and is offered to encourage meaningful community conversations about African-American history and how it relates to present times. The events will be moderated by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant. She is the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Vermont.
To ensure the high quality of the interactions with the speaker, seating at the Clemmons Family Farm is limited to a maximum of 40 people and pre-registration is required through Eventbrite.
A second book signing event with Wills will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m in Downtown Burlington at Pizzeria Verità restaurant located at 156 St Paul St, Burlington, VT. Pre-registration to this event is not required. Admission to both events is free and donations to the Clemmons Family Farm are encouraged. The Flying Pig bookstore will be on hand for participants to purchase autographed copies of the books at both events.
Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte
Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.
In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.
Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.
6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne