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Arts Calendar: Chittenden County

Friday, September 11, 2015

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Sep
11
2015

Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet

Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet
Description:

French Canadian musicians Pascal and Yann have been playing with Genticorum in Quebec and around the world. They are known for weaving precise and intricate fiddle tunes, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment.

Time: 9/11/15 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Burlington Violin Shop, Fairfax
Sep
11
2015

Queen City Contra Dance

Queen City Contra Dance
Description:

Contra Dance is social dancing that has thrived in New England for centuries. It's a great way to meet your neighbors, get some exercise and enjoy live music! No experience necessary, the caller will teach each dance and tell you what to do.

Queen City Contra Dances welcome dancers of all ages and abilities with a beginner workshop at 7:45pm before each dance. September's music will be played by Frost and Fire and called by Chuck Asbell.

Please bring $9 admission, a water bottle and a pair of clean soft-soled shoes for dancing.

Time: 9/11/15 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Shelburne Town Hall at 5376 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne
Jun
13
2015
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Sep
13
2015

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell
Description:

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, American Moderns presents almost 50 artworks from its collection in a variety of styles that explore the depth and range of American modern painting and sculpture.

Museum director Tom Denenberg said, “While Shelburne Museum is best known for its early American paintings and vast folk art collection, at the end of her life, Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) planned to expand the Museum’s collection to include modernist paintings and sculpture. This exhibition not only allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience modern masters in Vermont, but it also completes what might have been Mrs. Webb’s ultimate vision for the museum. She wanted to present a piece of what Georgia O’Keeffe called, ‘this great American thing’ to Vermont audiences.”

This is the last stop on the tour for the exhibition, and perhaps a once in a lifetime moment for art lovers in Vermont to see this important group of artworks. Forty-four paintings and three sculptures will be on view in Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education by such artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell. Vermonters will be pleased to note that artists Rockwell Kent and Luigi Lucioni, who are both included in this exhibition, spent time in Arlington and Manchester, Vermont, respectively.

Time: 6/13/15 10:00am - 9/13/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
21
2015

Joined: Inspired Approaches to Vermont Contemporary Furniture and Wood Design

Joined: Inspired Approaches to Vermont Contemporary Furniture and Wood Design
Description:

The exhibit represents the work of 8 inventive and accomplished Vermont wood and furniture designers, one of whom also acted as curator: David Hurwitz. Exhibition dates are September 4-October 21, with a reception featuring brief explanatory talks and q&a with the artists on Friday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hurwitz's fellow artisans in this exhibit are equally accomplished and include David Boynton, Johns Congdon, Chris Ericson, Erin Hanley, Mario Messina, Sam Norris, and Tim Peters. All of the these artists met the curator's objective of showcasing artisans who create work that is "fresh and unique, mostly contemporary while utilizing different unusual details that make their work singular, and also possess superlative craftsmanship" The work in this exhibit ranges from tables and cabinetry to jewelry boxes and pendent lamps, each piece unique in design and materials. The artisans will be available at the reception on September 18th to explain the conception and process involved in each piece, as well as answering any questions concerning their craft. All are welcome.

Time: 9/4/15 9:30am - 10/21/15 5:30pm
Location: Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne
May
1
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve
Description:

The unique contemporary work of quilt artist Judy B. Dales of Greensboro, Vermont, is on view in Shelburne Museum’s Hat and Fragrance Gallery. The opening of the exhibition titled Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve will coincide with the opening of Shelburne Museum’s grounds and gardens on May 1 and continue on view until October 31.

Dales, whose art is represented in the White House Collection of American Crafts in Washington D.C., is internationally acclaimed for her innovative use of curves, abstract designs, sensitive layering of textures, and sophisticated pairings of soft, pastel fabrics. Dale’s quilt “Dancing On The Dark Side of The Moon” (1997) was exhibited in the International Quilt Festival’s 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century exhibition in 2000 and included in the book of the same name. Dales is currently working on an exhibition catalogue in conjunction with this exhibition.

The quilts featured in this exhibition were made during the last eighteen years and are inspired by Dales’ free-form sketches or the effects of moonlight on snowy landscapes. Her “palette is a subconscious celebration of femaleness, as well as a very conscious expression of feminism,” as she says in her artist statement and in her memoir. By embracing feminism and revitalizing the curved form in quilts, Dales continues to be ahead of the curve.

Image: "Lunar Reflections," by Judy B. Dales

Time: 5/1/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jul
25
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850
Description:

Organized by Shelburne Museum, the exhibit will be on view at the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education from July 25 to November 1, 2015. The exhibition dramatically expands popular understanding of Vermont high style furniture. These examples reveal the exquisite craftsmanship of individual forms and will encourage a wider audience to learn about regional taste and economics that help define Vermont furniture’s stylistic features and unexpected aesthetic innovations in the early decades of the nineteenth century.

Approximately 40 documented pieces will be displayed, the majority of which have never been on view before. In addition to showcasing pieces from Shelburne Museum’s extensive permanent collection, public and private collections contributing pieces in the Northeast will include: the Vermont Historical Society, the Collection of the Woodstock Historical Society, Fleming Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, Historic Deerfield, Inc., the Collection of J. Brooks Buxton, the Collection of Norman and Mary Gronning, the Collection of the Fowler Family, and other private collections.

According to Museum Director Tom Denenberg, “Vermont furniture has long held a special place in the hearts of students of American decorative arts; it is idiosyncratic yet elegant and very much of this place. In fact, nineteenth-century Vermont proves to be the perfect microcosm to study regional furniture making. The creation of a communal aesthetic here was unique, persistent and made up of influences from near and far. This exhibition and catalogue will open eyes to the skills and innovative spirit of Vermont furniture makers and stand as the definitive reference for years to come.”

Time: 7/25/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jan
1
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Essex Art League Art Exhibits

Essex Art League Art Exhibits
Description:

Come feast your eyes on beautiful artwork created by Essex Art League members! Take in the beauty of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastels, and mixed media which are on display and for sale at the following locations: Phoenix Books, Essex Outlet Mall - The Essex Town Offices, Essex Junction, The Old Red Mill, Jericho, and an exciting new gallery space at the Unsworth Law Offices, 26 Railroad Avenue in Essex Junction. New work is rotated regularly, so you can enjoy many return visits!

Location: Multiple locations, Essex Junction