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Arts Calendar: Central Vermont

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Apr
3
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association (VAAA) exhibit from April 3- April 27, 2018. Although many mediums are represented in the exhibit, the unifying theme is all of the art is inspired by Abenaki culture. There will be a free opening reception at the Gallery on Thursday April 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Bryan Blanchette a 21st-century Abenaki Singer/Songwriter artist working in a 10,000-year-old tradition in music and performance will play and sing at the reception. The event is free and refreshments will be served.
Also on exhibit is “Nourishment” a juried show that contains works by 15 Vermont artists. In addition art from the Gallery's permanent collection including works by T.W. Wood and his contemporaries and art work created during the Works Progress Administration period.
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

Time: 4/3/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
27
2018

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment”

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Two New Exhibits at the T.W. Wood Gallery
“Nourishment” a Juried Show February 27 -April 27 2018
The Central Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibit
February 27 through March 30.

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibits; “Nourishment” a juried show of Vermont artists' work, and an exhibit from the members of the Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The Nourishment exhibit is open from February 27 through April 27th and the Watercolor exhibit from February 27th through March 30th.

“Nourishment” contains works by 15 Vermont artists including Josh Axelrod, Stella Ehrlich, Linda Di Sante, Carole Naquin, Roger Weingarten and Frank Woods. Juror Cindy Griffith noted ” T.W. Wood’s Nourishment exhibit shows an artist’s interpretation of the title. Jurors worked collaboratively picking the most skillfully rendered art in this subjective process. Best in Show was selected based on composition as well as its skillful execution” Best in Show was awarded to A.S. McGuffin’s painting “Good Fruit” Ginny Callan the Gallery’s Executive Director said, “The jurors were impressed with both the quality and detail of the work and in its use of light”.

The Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society exhibit includes works of Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge and more. An opening reception for both exhibits will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists and enjoy refreshments and music with Jim Thompson live on the baby grand piano!

Jurors for the “Nourishment” show were Cindy Griffith, Nathan Suter and Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. Cindy Griffith has shown her artwork in galleries and museums across Vermont and beyond. Ms. Griffith is past president of the Vermont Pastel Society, juried member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of many Vermont art associations and serves on the Board of Directors for the T.W. Wood Art Gallery. Nathan Suter is well known in the arts community. He is a founding partner of Build, former Executive Director of the Helen Day Art Center, co-founder and board member of Root. Mr. Suter attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received his BFA from Haverford College. Adelaide Tyrol is a well-known botanical and natural history illustrator. Ms. Tyrol has an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and has attended the Parsons School of Design, Humboldt Field Research Institute, along with other art educational programs. She has illustrated many books and her artwork has been exhibited across New England and beyond.

Also on exhibit from the Gallery's permanent collection are works by T.W. Wood and his contemporaries and art created during the Works Progress Administration period. 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 go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 2/27/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
6
2018
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Apr
28
2018

Artists to Watch Part I

Artists to Watch Part I Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This two-part exhibit of contemporary Vermont art is a collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council, Ric Kasini Kadour, and six guest curators. The 25 artists included come from all across the state and were identified as being on the verge of great work.

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead to ensure conference room is available for viewing.

Time: 3/6/18 8:00am - 4/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
27
2018
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May
12
2018

The Feast of Fools by Hannah Morris

The Feast of Fools by Hannah Morris
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “The Feast of Fools” by Hannah Morris. This exhibition features Painted collages and soft sculpture installations exploring the intersection of the sublime, the absurd, and the mundane in recognizable moments and places.

Show Dates: March 27 – May 12, 2018. Free admittance during gallery hours.
For hours and info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com or call: 802-479-7069

Artist Reception and Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH):
Friday, April 20, 2018 from 7-9pm (BASH Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event)
Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Mar
27
2018
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May
12
2018

Pleased to Meet You!

Pleased to Meet You!
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Pleased to Meet You!”. This show, featuring 20 local artists, brings to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the non-human variety.

Show Dates: March 27 – May 12, 2018. Free admittance during gallery hours.
For hours and info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com or call: 802-479-7069

Artist Reception and Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH):
Friday, April 20, 2018 from 7-9pm (BASH Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event)
Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Braintree painter Carolyn Egeli exhibits her oil paintings celebrating Vermont and its people through landscapes and portraits. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Merwin’s exhibit of oil paintings explodes with color and light. This series of over 18 pieces was created from 2015 to the present and celebrates the rites of spring in its color and vibrancy. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

In celebration of his 60th reunion at Middlebury College, the Henry Sheldon Museum offers a retrospective of the whimsical wood carvings of John Cross, a masterful contemporary folk artist.

Few would have predicted that an economics major at Middlebury College who earned a master’s degree in business at the University of Chicago would have begun carving during his career as a creative copywriter at a premier New York advertising agency. Humor, perseverance, and imagination are the skills reflected in all phases of his life journey.

John Cross began whittling while watching the filming of commercials for which he wrote the scripts for Proctor & Gamble and for Toyota. His ad copy promoted such iconic brands as Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste. During the day he wrote jingles from his advertising office in New York City, then headed for 813 Broadway where he shared a rented loft with sculptor William King, coincidentally in the same building where Wolf Kahn painted. Kahn, who now maintains a summer studio near Brattleboro, VT, is known for his sumptuous landscapes, and King, who died in 2015, worked in clay, wood, bronze, vinyl, burlap, and aluminum. Cross, King, and Kahn were among the poets, artists, and museum professionals who gathered for drinks and conversation at the renowned Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village to encourage one another.

Cross has always worked with wood, in particular sugar pine. He favors figurative renderings of sports figures, especially the players and fans of the New York Yankees, artists, sideshow performers, Miss America contestants, fishermen, operatic stars, and playful everyday characters. He has researched players from the Negro Baseball League and commemorated them in compelling wood carvings. For many years Cross was represented by Jay Johnson, owner of a leading New York City American Folk Art gallery on Madison Avenue and later by the David Findlay Jr. Gallery on Fifth Avenue, and currently by the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. His carvings are in the public collections of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian, and in the private collections of Garrison Keillor and Ali McGraw.

John Cross and his wife Linda Cross, also an artist, reside and work from their home studios in Elizaville, New York. The Hudson River is nearby, as is the scenic rail line which provides them easy access to New York City galleries and museums and their son Peter Cross (Middlebury College ’93) and his family, who live in Manhattan.

The Sheldon Museum retrospective will honor this accomplished sculptor, who continues to carve and inspire gallery and museum visitors.

Man with Cigar, c. 1990. Photo: Christian Carone

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

While still an award-winning photographer with the National Geographic, James Pease Blair summered in Middlebury, Vermont. On his retirement, Jim Blair and his wife Elise settled in Vermont year-round. Jim became entranced by the singular photography collection found in the Research Center of the Henry Sheldon Museum, where he found exceptional images that traced the citizens, landscapes, and townscapes of Addison County and the Lake Champlain region.

Collaborating with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart, he has chosen three dozen remarkable photographs that will be displayed in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum from March 20, 2018 through July 08, 2018. His choices reflect a photographer’s unique eye, developed in his early training from celebrated American photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind and while studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Later during his long career at the National Geographic he traveled the world, advancing his art, resulting in further photographic achievements.

The exhibit features single and group portraits of Vermonters – both the celebrated and the ordinary citizen, village scenes capturing disasters and daily life, landscapes of Vermont’s treasured mountains and lakes. Stunning aerial landscape photographs were taken by George N. Lathrop (1900 – 1983). An extensive collection of Lathrop’s photographs and negatives of Addison County taken between 1930s and 1960s is part of the Sheldon archives.

100 years of life in the Middlebury region are highlighted in the exhibit. Vintage clothing and photographic equipment from the Sheldon Museum’s collection complement the exhibit.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury