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Arts Calendar: Chittenden County

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Apr
20
2019

Burlington Glassblowing Challenge: 4/20 Edition

Burlington Glassblowing Challenge: 4/20 Edition

Ever been interested in trying out glassblowing? Now you can FOR FREE! Bern Gallery's next "Burlington Glassblowing Challenge," A glassblowing competition for everyone is on April 20th! Free to enter, participants have 3 min to gather the largest clear marble they can! Winner takes home an awesome prize AND a trophy! This special 4/20 edition of The Burlington Glassblowing Challenge is Pros vs Amateurs!

4/20/19 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Bern Gallery, 135 Main Street, Burlington

Apr
20
2019

Seventh Annual Poetry Society of Vermont Reading at Phoenix Books

Seventh Annual Poetry Society of Vermont Reading at Phoenix Books

Join members of the Poetry Society of Vermont for a celebration of National Poetry Month! Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook. This will be the sixth annual PSOV reading at Phoenix Books Burlington.

4/20/19 2:00pm

Phoenix Books Essex (2 Carmichael St), Burlington

Apr
20
2019

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance

The Vermont chapter of USA Dance is hosting its monthly social dance, Saturday April 20 . If you've ever wanted to try ballroom dance, our social starts with two lessons to get you moving!

Who: USA Dance Green Mountain Chapter (http://www.dancevermont.org)
Where: Elley-Long Music Center - 223 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT (At Fort Ethan Allen)
When: Sat., April 20th 6:30PM-11:00PM

Attire from jeans up to full formal wear is acceptable.
-Clean shoes highly recommended for the dance floor.
-No Partner Necessary!
Price:
$15 - General Admission
$10 - Seniors, Students, and USA Dance Members

Evening Schedule:
6:30: Doors Open with open dance
7:00-7:45 West Coast Swing
7:45-8:30: Introductory Cha Cha with Patti Penebianco*
8:30-11:00: Open social dancing in various styles of Ballroom, Latin, and
Swing!

*Patti has danced for many years as a competitor, teacher and judge of competitions. Please check out her history: http://www.wikidancesport.com/wiki/11250/patricia-panebianco
http://www.nydancesportcentre.com/pattipanebianco.html.

4/20/19 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Elley-Long Music Center - 223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester

Apr
20
2019

ZappaFest

ZappaFest

UVM's ZappaFest will feature a concert by the UVM Jazz Ensemble performing a program of Frank Zappa’s classic songs arranged for big band by the renowned New York-based arranger and alto saxophonist Ed Palermo. Palermo will be on hand and will perform with the student musicians. Joining Palermo and the Jazz Ensemble will be Napoleon Murphy Brock, who was the lead singer in the Zappa band during the 1970s. This is a "must concert not just for Zappa fans for anyone who likes music that is inventive, intellectually and artistically stimulating and a lot of fun," says UVM's Jazz Studies director Alex Stewart. The event will also feature a Zappa symposium on Friday with the author of a biography of the musician from 3 to 4:30 in the UVM Recital Hall. The symposium is free but tickets are required for the concert. They are available here: https://uvmtickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx

https://www.uvm.edu/uvmnews/news/zappafest-feature-frank-zappas-music-performed-uvm-jazz-ensemble-symposium-zappa-author

 

 

4/20/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

UVM Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom, Burlington

Mar
19
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

Northern Daughters is pleased to present recent works from Cameron Davis at their Annex Gallery in Shelburne, VT. Davis’ work emerges from the intersection of art, ecology, social and environmental justice. Her paintings are a vehicle for exploring issues of conscious perception and living sustainably in a warming world. Davis is a member of the Ecoart Network, and Senior Lecturer with the University of Vermont Department of Art & Art History, including teaching transdisciplinary courses on Art & Ecology.

On view March 18th - April 28th 2019
Opening Reception: March 29th 2019, 5-7p

3/19/19 8:00am - 4/28/19 6:00pm

Northern Daughters Annex, Shelburne

Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

Rebecca Weisman: Skin Ego

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

Rebecca Weisman examines subconscious and psychological spaces of identity. The artist combines video, sound, sculpture, and photography to create a large-scale, immersive installation. Skin Ego is comprised of several narrative threads that weave a story about the body’s corporeal nature. A central component of Skin Ego is the large-scale, eight by twenty foot sculptural recreation of a beached whale that visitors can enter and explore. Incorporating film and performance within her surreal environment, the artist spins a mysterious narrative between the fisherman and whale that expresses the nature of our impermanence.

Project Vermont is a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

Rebecca Weisman’s Skin Ego is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington

Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty

Barbara Zucker debut’s her new work, Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty, featuring several black-and-white paintings and an installation of acrylic abstractions inspired by the stylized hairstyles of Tang dynasty tomb figures. Zucker is fascinated by the complex ways in which hair has been used by cultures to convey class, status, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and power throughout the world. Since the 1990s, the artist has explored the subject of hair in her sculpture – how it is shaped, removed, or adorned. In Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty, Zucker transforms seemingly abstract forms into ironic, often humorous, observations on gender and culture.

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

BCA Center 135 Church Street, Burlington

Feb
22
2019
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Jun
9
2019

Imperfect Societies

Imperfect Societies

Featuring film and photography, Imperfect Societies probes themes of history, trauma, and nationhood set within the trope of science fiction. In Icarus 13: The First Journey to the Sun, Kiluanji Kia Henda plunges viewers into parallel traditions at pivotal movements in Angolan history, from the politics of Marxism-Leninism to the practice of witchcraft, as told within sci-fi narratives of the Cold War. Henda employs a sense of humor and criticality in his videos and photography, which often investigates themes of identity, politics, and perceptions of post-colonialism and modernism in Africa. Vietnamese-born artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s work questions the individual’s relationship to history, nationhood, and cultural displacement. In Nguyen’s short film The Island, shot on the Malaysian island Pulau Bidong (once the largest and longest-operating refugee camp after the Vietnam War that also housed Nguyen and his family) we encounter a dystopian future focused on the last two people on earth.

Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

Imperfect Societies is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s The Island courtesy for the artist and James Cohan, New York.

2/22/19 5:00pm - 6/9/19 5:00pm

135 Church Street, Burlington