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Saturday, May 25, 2019

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May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio

Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs studio
Description:

Using handmade papers & materials from both local artisans and from around the world, I hand-bind journals, photo albums, and guest books using traditional bookbinding techniques. I also design and create custom invitations and announcements.

Come for a tour of the studio, demonstrations, and captivating conversation about the world of handmade books. There will also be savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles and bookbinding supplies will be available for purchase. Wait until you see my paper drawers!

Children welcome! I’m studio #128 in the yellow Event & Resource Guide.

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Blue Roof Designs studio, Montpelier
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend
Description:

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork. For the first time, we're part of the Vermont Crafts Council, we will have our very first open studio weekend! Come by, hang out with us, buy art, get some great deals! Saturday and Sunday! 9-5. We'll have plenty of items on sale!!!

Time: 5/25/19 10:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: The Den - 107 Mill Street, Plainfield
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend
Description:

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork. For the first time, we're part of the Vermont Crafts Council, we will have our very first open studio weekend! Come by, hang out with us, buy art, get some great deals! Saturday and Sunday! 9-5. We'll have plenty of items on sale!!!

Time: 5/25/19 9:00am - 5/26/19 5:00pm
Location: The Den - 107 Mill Street, Plainfield
May
25
2019
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May
26
2019

Onion River Chorus concert “The French Connection”

Onion River Chorus concert “The French Connection”
Description:

Montpelier’s Onion River Chorus, under the leadership of guest conductor Richard Riley, presents “The French Connection”, a program of music by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, complemented by the contemporary American composer Giselle Wyers. The concert dates are Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26; both performances begin at 7:30 pm at the Montpelier Unitarian Church on 130 Main Street. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for general admission and $17 for students, and seniors.

Guest director Richard Riley is well-known to Vermont audiences as the musical director of the Burlington Choral Society and of the Montpelier Unitarian Church. He also acts as guest conductor for Capital City Concerts. The Onion River Chorus is joined by guest organist Jenny Bower and vocal soloists Lindsey Warren, soprano, and Geoffrey Penar, bass.

The focal point of this “French Connection” program of music is the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé. Duruflé (1902-1986) is surprisingly well-known for a composer who published only fourteen compositions. Opus 9, the Requiem, written from 1941-1948 expresses, in a contemplative way, the human tragedy of World War II as well as the personal grief over death of his father in 1945, only five months after Paris was liberated. The compositional language used in the Requiem combines Duruflé’s brilliance as an organist and his reverence for Gregorian chant. The work also makes use of the high level of expertise in the French choruses of that time. The Requiem will be presented in its original form for chorus and organ.

The second French composer of this concert is Duruflé’s predecessor Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), himself the composer of a very well-known Requiem. Here he is however introduced by his Pavane, Op.50. This choral work written to a very “light” poem captures something of the “Belle Époque” at the end of the 19th century - a time of great optimism and prosperity. Fauré modestly described his Pavane as "elegant, but not otherwise important.” The best-known piece on the program, Gabriel Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, was written in 1865 when Gabriel Fauré was just nineteen years old. It was an entry into a composition contest at the prestigious music school École Niedermeyer de Paris and won first prize. It is to this day frequently performed by choirs both in church and in concert.

The program is completed by the American composer Giselle Wyers (b. 1969), a professor of choral music at the University of Washington. Although the only thing French about Wyers is her first name, her lyrical and introspective musical language mirrors and develops that of Maurice Duruflé and Gabriel Fauré. In the four poems that we hear set to music in this concert, we can hear Giselle Wyers’ characteristic use of melody lines that are spun independently in each part.

Founded in 1978, Onion River Chorus, which is open to any dedicated singer, has consistently presented high quality performances of rarely performed masterpieces ranging from Renaissance to contemporary.

Time: 5/25/19 7:30pm - 5/26/19 9:00pm
Location: Montpelier Unitarian Church, Montpelier
May
4
2019
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May
30
2019

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall

Paintings of Local Structures by Tom Hall
Description:

Tom Hall's show, Paintings of Local Structures, will be featured in the Gallery at The Space On Main for the month of May. Opening reception on May 3rd (First Friday) 5:00–7:00pm and for public viewing hours 3:00–5:00pm on subsequent Fridays throughout the month.

These paintings were done in the last few years. Tom continues his interest in local landscapes as a source of subject matter.

Tom has lived, worked and painted in the Upper Valley since arriving in 1975. He recently retired from a 37 year stint as the bartender at the Colatina Exit Restaurant.

Artist's Portfolio:
https://artbytomhall.wordpress.com

Visit https://thespaceonmain.org/gallery for more information. If you cannot make it to a public viewing time, but would like to see the art, please do not hesitate to contact us at thespaceonmain@gmail.com

Location: The Space On Main, Bradford
Apr
4
2019
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May
31
2019

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple
Description:

Northern Daughters is pleased to announce “Keep it Simple” a solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Sessions. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from April tth through May 31st with an opening reception on April 19th from 5-8pm. During the opening reception Hannah Sessions will speak about her process and this body of work. Greg Bernhard, her husband and co-owner of Blue Ledge Farm, will read excerpts from his new poetry anthology “Goats & Those Who Live By Them”.

Time: 4/4/19 10:00am - 5/31/19 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Oct
30
2018
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Jun
1
2019

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies

Thomas Waterman Wood – The Master Copies
Description:

October 30, 2018 – June 1, 2019
The T.W. Wood Gallery announces an exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s Master Copies.
Wood painted portraits across the US and Canada which lead to a European trip in 1858. Following fashion, Wood copied paintings in Europe to learn from the masters; such as Rembrandt and Turner. Wood made three additional trips and brought these paintings back to Vermont. In 19th Century Montpelier, these paintings were akin to an art history textbook, as many Americans wouldn’t have had access to European paintings. We invite you to visit the gallery, see these paintings’ scope, and explore how they differ from the originals.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or visit www.twwoodgallery.org

Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
May
3
2019
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Jun
2
2019

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN

ART WALK -architect watercolorist DANNY SAGAN
Description:

OFF THE GROUND PLANE explores architectural rhythms and harmonies in Danny Sagan’s futuristic watercolors.
“It’s the variables that are interesting not the rules themselves”.

Time: 5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/2/19 1:00pm
Location: Local 64, Montpelier
Apr
1
2019
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Jun
11
2019

Summit School Spring Music Classes

Summit School Spring Music Classes
Description:

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….

The Spring 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.

- Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Singing and more!
- Classes start April 1st and run through June 11th
- Cost is $25 per class.
- For full class descriptions and other details, visit: www.summit-school.org

Mondays
Old Time Banjo with Ted Ingham | 8 classes | April 1 - May 20
Old Time Mandolin with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | April 29 - June 3
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | April 1 - April 15

Tuesdays
Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 8 classes | April 2, 9, 30; May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11

Wednesdays
Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | April 24 - May 29
Foot Percussion Basics with Ellen Cooke | 6 classes | April 3 - May 8 (no class April 17)

Thursdays
Rags and Blues for Fiddle with Mark DiStefano | 6 classes | April 1 - May 9
Advanced Blues Guitar with Dave Keller | 4 classes | April 4, 11, 25; May 2

Fridays
Klezmer Tunes with Oliver Zeichner | 6 classes | April 5 - May 17 (no class April 19)

For questions regarding these classes, please visit www.summit-school.org, or contact Yasi Zeichner at yazbozz@gmail.com

Time: 4/1/19 7:30pm - 6/11/19 8:00pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
May
3
2019
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Jun
16
2019

Show 32

Show 32
Description:

The Front celebrates the opening of SHOW 32 and our 4th Birthday, Friday, May 3, from 4 to 8 pm. The exhibition, running May 3 through June 16, will feature recent work of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception during Montpelier’s ArtWalk is free and open to the public and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald providing live music for the evening. We will have a special second reception during ArtsFest Thursday, June 6, 4 to 8 pm.


Gallery Hours: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.
 For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 5/3/19 4:00pm - 6/16/19 5:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Apr
30
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce Awakenings; an exhibit featuring current work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. The T.W. Wood Gallery is honored to have their work at the gallery.

Through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life, Kate Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing. Working in the alla prima tradition, she paints directly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in my paintings. With still life, Longmaid is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life.

Tom Merwin's painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Traveling the trails through the Kittatiny, Catskill and Green Mountains have been a continued influence and resource for Merwin. Exploring the waterfalls and sketching them on site with sumi ink and rice paper, or recreating the strata of a mountain or cliff face using layering of media, allows him to use the images as notes or tones and leave their literal meaning behind.

Time: 4/30/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form
Description:

Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing series of hanging scrolls recently shown in Budapest. On display in the third-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles
Description:

Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. An exhibition of her work will be on display in the second-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Fault Lines

Fault Lines
Description:

Fault Lines: May 14 – June 29, 2019 at Studio Place Arts

Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
25
2019
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Oct
13
2019

Human Nature/Nature Human

Human Nature/Nature Human
Description:

Figurative and narrative oil paintings by Deborah Brown and Mark Barry

May 25 through October 13, Saturdays & Sundays 12–5 pm

Deborah Brown's paintings focus on a lone female character, fearlessly nude, striding through a variety of natural settings, posing the questions: Do we understand the female as source of power? ..or do we reject female strength at face value? The figures are both recognizable and utterly strange.

Mark Barry's work reveals the human nature that is revealed in a flash, a glance, a second in time; moments that are not often recorded but when captured in paint on canvas provide poignant recognition of the humor, warmth, and universality of everyday experience.

The Bundy Modern, a Bauhaus modern architectural gem in the woods, is located at 361 Bundy Rd, Waitsfield, just 2 miles south of town off Route 100. The building is spectacular in true modern style with all structural elements visible:  walls of glass, brick parapets, massive wooden beams and Vermont slate floors. The renovation has resulted in a versatile space that will carry the building and its history forward in to its next half century.

Time: 5/25/19 12:00pm - 10/13/19 5:00pm
Location: Bundy Modern, Waitsfield