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Arts Calendar: Central Vermont

Friday, September 11, 2015

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Sep
11
2015

The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps
Description:

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. By digging into the headlines of the day, they created song parodies & skits that conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. For more than twenty-five years, the Capitol Steps have recorded dozens of albums and appeared on "Good Morning America," the "Today Show," "20/20," "Entertainment Tonight," "Nightline," CNN's "Inside Politics," and dozens of times on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 9/11/15 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Sep
11
2015

A Fleeting Animal

A Fleeting Animal
Description:

The long-awaited revival of David Budbill's and Erik Nielsen's opera, "A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine" will have its first performance at the Barre Opera House on Friday, September 11, 2015. The tragic story of Tommy Stames, a returning Vietnam veteran, and Grace, the single mother with whom he falls in love, set in the small town of Judevine, Vermont, is full of powerful music and characters. The musical influences run the gamut from blues to Quebecois folksong to contemporary classical and the opera is full of comedy as well as drama. This performance is an event not to be missed!

Time: 9/11/15 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Brookfield
Sep
11
2015

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III
Description:

Loudon Wainwright 111 comes to the After Dark Music Series. A Grammy Award-winning songwriter, folk singer, humorist, actor and one of America's most astute lyrical commentators.

Time: 9/11/15 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Vermont 05753, Middlebury
Jul
8
2015
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Sep
15
2015

Art in the Supreme Court: Maria Epstein, Paintings

Art in the Supreme Court: Maria Epstein, Paintings
Description:

From the Artist:

"This exhibition represents over 20 years of painting ranging from my earliest influences of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, the New York School and the School of Paris up to my present work to which an “ism “ has not yet been identified. After many years working from life, especially the model I began to discover my own vocabulary and realized that often a revelatory experience was born out of chaos in which void allowed unforeseen visions to present themselves. Similar to dreams the creative mind uses the material of the sensory world to reconstruct in symbolic language a reflection of both its historical and its timeless state."

Time: 7/8/15 8:00am - 9/15/15 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Aug
21
2015
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Sep
25
2015

Art Exhibit - Fleeting Moments: Why We Go On

Art Exhibit - Fleeting Moments: Why We Go On
Description:

A group show of photography, sculpture, poetry, and art made from the pulp of recycled combat uniforms responds to themes in the David Budbill-Erik Nielsen opera: A Fleeting Animal. Themes include the hardships and joys of rural living; love and loss; distrust of differences; and the experience of returning veterans, their families and communities. Intended as a counterpoint to the opera, selected works reflect the duality and balance point between despair and hope, loss and recovery, and fleeting moments that deliver us from the struggles of everyday life. Featured artists: Ruth Coppersmith, Kevin Hart, Holly King, Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Michelle Saffran, Jackie Smith, John Snell, Jon Turner, Isabel Weinger-Nielsen, Bonny Willett. Poets: David Budbill, Geoff Hewitt, Diane Swan, and Jon Turner.

This exhibit runs concurrently with six Vermont performances of A Fleeting Animal: An Opera From Judevine, culminating with a final performance 9/20 on the Main Stage of the Chandler. More info at www.afleetinganimal.com

Time: 8/21/15 3:00pm - 9/25/15 6:00pm
Location: Downstairs Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Jun
26
2015
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Sep
26
2015

Vergennes Arts Walk

Vergennes Arts Walk
Description:

The Vergennes Arts Walk offers a variety of opportunities for the public to interact with artists and artists to interact with local business owners. Held on the 4th Friday of the month from 5-7pm (June-September), the Walk is produced in collaboration with the Vergennes Partnership and Creative Space Gallery. Please join us in the Little City for Vergennes Arts Walk 2015! The collaboration is a true community project that is free and open to the public. Participation by everyone is encouraged.

Time: 6/26/15 5:00pm - 9/26/15 7:00pm
Location: downtown, Main Street, Vergennes
Jul
6
2015
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Sep
30
2015

Tom Leytham - The Other Working Landscape

Tom Leytham - The Other Working Landscape
Description:

The Vermont Governor’s Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by Tom Leytham, Architect and Artist – ”The Other Working Landscape”- 20 giclee prints of industrial sites from the Vermont region are featured. All are hiding in plain site – forgotten and ignored but part of the history of Vermont. Working with watercolors and the white surface of watercolor paper, Tom seeks to create complex pictorial environments that illuminate a process of visual discovery of a richly, built environment. Just as the actual ruins invite prolonged visual exploration, through the use of partial views, negative space, dramatic perspective, and rich detail to engage the viewer’s imagination, and focus attention on elements of detail, and construction. The duality of density and emptiness is a motif of the work that lends an air of mystery and elegy to the landscape images. In this work he explores the boundaries of representation and abstraction.

Time: 7/6/15 9:00pm - 9/30/15 5:00pm
Location: VERMONT GOVERNOR’S GALLERY, Montpelier
Sep
11
2015
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Oct
4
2015

Verve - Art & Energy

Verve - Art & Energy
Description:

ART AT THE KENT presents VERVE: Art & Energy featuring over a dozen Vermont visual & literary artists from September 11 – October 4, 2015. In this year’s exhibition, participants capture the intrinsic tension of line and color, revealing energy and visual vitality in a wide variety of works. Whether in concept or in actual presentation, selected pieces resonate with verve and reveal vibrant force. Combinations of materials, objects, and traditional artistic mediums are rendered in environmental sculpture as well as a variety of two- and three-dimensional pieces throughout the exhibition. Featured visual artists include: Michele Ratté, Ethan Bond-Watts, Brenda Garand, John Haynes, Marina Epstein, Galen Cheney, Maggie Neale, Alisa Dworsky, Mickey Myers, the late Lucinda Mason, Paul Gruhler, and Ashley Veselis.

Time: 9/11/15 10:00am - 10/4/15 5:00pm
Location: Kent Museum, Calais
Aug
20
2015
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Oct
7
2015

In My Backyard

In My Backyard
Description:

A collection of twenty-one framed color photographs all made in and around Central Vermont by Montpelier photographer John Snell. They include flowers, landscapes and natural abstracts of reflections in water—all made with a fresh eye toward seeing the world more fully.

Location: Vermont Tech Hartness Library, Randolph Center
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
16
2015

Avian Encounters

Avian Encounters
Description:

Watercolors and Collage by Nancy Tomczak

Artist Statement: The spontaneous flow of color and added anatomical detail are combined for my watercolor paintings. Birds of the Northeast in various settings, sometimes found through unusual encounters, are the most common subjects of these paintings. My lifelong observervation of birds has pooled with my love of watercolor painting for seemingly endless inspiration.

Recently I have been working on collages of my watercolor images in order to push the boundaries of my compositions.

Though I have been painting and drawing all my life, it has been just in the last three years that it has been my full-time endeavor. Photography and stained glass are other mediums I have pursued.

Originally from Buffalo, I have spent most of my life in the snow belt areas of western New York and in the Finger Lakes region. A job relocation for my husband, James, brought us to Milton in 2008.

The Arts Council's gallery is open to the public and located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. Exhibits generally run for a two-month period. There are times when the conference room is not available, but the corridor exhibit is always open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Nancy Tomczak: "Avian Encounters"
 

Location: Spotlight Gallery - Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
May
19
2015
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Oct
18
2015

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective
Description:

This exhibit highlights the career of internationally-known Brandon, Vermont artist Warren Kimble, who came to prominence for his folk art, but since has concentrated on diverse themes, inspired in part by his residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. These themes include his “Sunshine” series, his “Widows of War” paintings and sculpture, and more recent “House of Cards” and “Into the Box,” open faced boxes which feature found objects and architectural assemblages. In addition, as a tribute to the public and the Sheldon Museum, Warren and his wife Lorraine have agreed to display selections from their personal collection of folk art by other artists, which will be located throughout the Sheldon’s historic rooms. This will be a unique opportunity to enter the private world of Warren Kimble.
A public reception is scheduled during Middlebury’s Art’s Walk, Friday, June 12, 2015, 5 – 7 pm. Warren will be present at the reception. Warren has donated one of his paintings for a raffle to support the exhibit and education programs of the Sheldon. Gallery Talks of the exhibit will be held every Wednesday at noon.

Time: 5/19/15 10:00am - 10/18/15 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Mar
17
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont
Description:

Experience the stone art of Vermont through "Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont," new virtual arts trail that maps the stories of some of the most magnificent, curious, and unusual examples of stone art in Central Vermont. By following the online app, viewers will learn the tales behind Barre’s imposing granite statues. They will visit the Vermont History Center and other landmarks such as Studio Place Arts and the Old Labor Hall. Heading over to Montpelier, the map tells the story of Vermont’s granite State House, and Green Mount Cemetery with its striking “Chapel-Vault” and stairs carved into native stone.

Location: Various locations in Central Vermont, Barre