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Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Jul
12
2018

Opening Reception - Three New Exhibits at SPA

Opening Reception - Three New Exhibits at SPA
Description:

Opening reception for three new exhibits at Studio Place Arts:
Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM.

Main Floor Gallery:
Scorched - A group show illustrating the effects of heat and fire.

Second Floor Gallery:
Storm - Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals. Paintings and drawings by Nitya Brighenti.

Third Floor Gallery:
Ode to Common Things – Found object paintings by Julia Pavone.

Exhibitions run through August 24, 2018. Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.

Time: 7/12/18 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
8
2018
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Jul
14
2018

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green–a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations–will be held during the week of July 8 through 14, 2018, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT. “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays with evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival is a 2018 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event” and proud participant in Vermont Arts 2018. Events are held rain or shine. Free admission; donations welcomed. Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555.

Time: 7/8/18 7:00pm - 7/14/18 10:00pm
Location: under a tent on the Village Green, Middlebury
Jul
7
2018
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Jul
22
2018

ART SHOW “NATURE vs CULTURE”

ART SHOW “NATURE vs CULTURE”
Description:

In styles ranging from classical to abstract, and from realism to impressionism, artists present the world around us in a fresh light, exploring the dynamic relationship between the natural world and humankind. The exhibiting artists for 2018 are Gerry Bergstein (feature artist), Gail Boyajian (feature artist), Matt Brown, Jennifer Brown, Dierdre Dennis, Jo Levasseur, Rae Newell, Andy Newman, Jacqueline C. Overstreet, Mary Louise Pierson, Kate Reeves, Stephanie Reininger, Sherry St. Germaine and Lynn VanNatta.

This event sponsored by Alicia Willette, DDS, Bushway Insurance Agency and Chippers Lawn & Tree Care.

Location:
Morrill Homestead Carriage Barn Gallery
214 Morrill Memorial Highway
Strafford, VT 05072

Cost: Included with $6.00 general admission to historic house & exhibits

Email: director@morrillhomestead.org
Phone: 802-765-4288

Time: 7/7/18 10:00am - 7/22/18 5:00pm
Location: Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford
Jun
14
2018
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Jul
29
2018

Blades Will Sprout

Blades Will Sprout
Description:

Blades will Sprout
Featuring the work of: Anne Cady, Julia Jensen, and Jessica Smith
On view: June 14th - July 29th 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd, 5-8pm

You are song, a wished-for song.
Go through the ear to the center,
where the sky is, where wind,
where silent knowing.

Put seeds and cover them.
Blades will sprout
where you do your work.
-- Rumi

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Blades Will Sprout, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from June 14th through July 29th with an opening reception on June 22nd from 5-8pm. This summer show features the work of Anne Cady, Julia Jensen and Jessica Smith, three artists who use familiar landscapes as an entrance point to creating art, but have very little else in common.

Anne Cady's distinctive oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont countryside that surrounds her. Her paintings are playful and bold, full of vibrant color and spirit. This body of work features all new paintings, include works filled with the brilliant green of the first growth of Vermont’s early spring, and the lush brilliance of fields after the first cut. She also mixes in pieces wild with color, red mountains and rolling hills stretching back into open sky’s typical of her local valley landscape.

Though quite a departure stylistically, Julia Jensen work is also a rich collision of the external and internal world of the artist. Her work brings blurred, lush, almost dreamlike visions of landscape to the viewer. She says “When I am working I try to leave the surface as open as I can for as long as I can, turning the panel this way and that, trying to keep subject out of it and work just with color and shape. Inevitably, somehow, a place begins to emerge.” A graduate of Tulane University with a BA in Art History, Jensen has been painting for 20 years.

Sense of place is certainly a cornerstone of Jessica Smith’s work. Many of the paintings she is exhibiting in the current show feature landscapes viewed near or directly from her farm in a mountain valley, hillside in Southern Vermont. The profile of familiar mountains and hills dominate the her work compositionally, while her sparse paint application and muted color palette show the viewer the Vermont landscape through a lens unique to Smith. Her work, she says, is a way of processing comings and goings, and this group particularly is inspired by the seasons of change in the mountains.

Time: 6/14/18 10:00am - 7/29/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Jul
2
2018
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Jul
31
2018

Heart and Eye

Heart and Eye Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

"Heart and Eye" features high-contrast black-and-white portraits of people from around the world by Vermont photographer Elliot Burg. Among the images are the muscular profiles of two female boxers in Vermont … the steam-enveloped form of a monastery cook in Myanmar ... the lined face of an elderly gardener in Cuba … the gnarled hands of the last witness to the Nazi death-march of the Jews from my grandfather’s village in Ukraine … a dimly-lit opium smoker in rural Laos … and more.

Time: 7/2/18 7:00am - 7/31/18 3:00pm
Location: Capitol Grounds, State Street, Montpelier
Jul
1
2018
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Jul
31
2018

SWEET CORN: WORKS BY SCOTT ADDIS

SWEET CORN: WORKS BY SCOTT ADDIS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury will feature recent works by master landscape painter Scott Addis in a solo show on view for the month of July, with an opening on Friday, July 13th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The title piece, “Sweet Corn,” is an 18 x 36 inch oil painting with an inviting combination of warm light and cool shadows reminiscent of a slow summer’s day.

Based in Montreal, Canada, Scott Addis frequents the Vermont landscape with his paintbrush, capturing the road less traveled, and the sprawling fields, barns, and farmhouses along the way. Originally from Pennsylvania, Addis explores the Vermont countryside with great interest, along with his ancestral roots that connect him to the area. Addis presents iconic representations of rural life with a painterly quality that offers each painting as both an image and an experience: light caught in a net of branches the moment before sunset, the heavy press of a sky about to rain, a memory of place, an open inquiry, an invitation to explore.

Addis points out that a painting can be created to send a message or to exist as a window. A message will tell you something by forcing a direction. A painting as a window offers a chance to enter into one’s own personal experience. Addis creates “a window in for people to see what they want or need to see.” As an artist it is important for Addis to emotionally feel what he is painting. By pouring his own emotion into the way the paint is handled, Addis opens the opportunity for the viewer to access their own emotional experience through his artwork.

For further information on “Sweet Corn” by Scott Addis, please call Edgewater’s Mill Street Gallery at 802.458.0098, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com

Location: Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls, Middlebury
Jul
1
2018
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Jul
31
2018

Jonathan D. Ebinger - Breathing Life Into Metal

Jonathan D. Ebinger - Breathing Life Into Metal Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On view: July 2018
Opening reception: Friday, July 13, 5:30-7:00pm

Edgewater Gallery on the Green is thrilled to announce a dynamic sculpture exhibition in the heart of Middlebury featuring the work of Jonathan D. Ebinger. Sculptures will be on view through the month of July, both on the green and in the gallery, with an reception on Friday, July 13th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Originally from New Jersey, Ebinger honed his skills with a degree in fine art from the Art Institute of Boston. He continued a rigorous study of welding techniques through an opportunity to take free welding classes while working as a union construction worker. Jonathan D. Ebinger uses a unique collection of materials consisting of stainless steel nuts, bolts,washers, and stainless steel rods. Says Ebinger, “they are not just construction materials, but rather pieces of a puzzle that I am able to fit together to create whatever kind of sculpture I can imagine. They are metal shapes; hexagons and perfect circles of all different sizes. When I bring together all of these geometric shapes, they have an intriguing and inviting look and feel.” His vivacious animal sculptures are built using a mig welder one washer at a time,from one seamless end to another rather than in sections. Ebinger’s choice of animals as his subjects stems from years of studying the human skeleton in figure drawing classes. While working in the studio he references projected images of the specific creature, glancing at the reference while welding in order to attain the most realistic pose and weight possible. His work honors a realistic expression of the musculature structure and gait of animals, as well as the soulful expressive quality of their eyes.

When asked where his work is headed, Ebinger explains “Artwork, whether it is music, painting, or sculpting, is a process of give and take. A musician can’t force notes to sound good...to make real music you have to let it happen. It’s the same thing with painters and sculptors. Van Gogh painted what he felt and let it happen. He didn’t fight it. He listened...in true art, there is more going on than what we see.”

For further information on the exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-989-7419, email (info@edgewatergallery-vt.com), or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Edgewater Gallery:
Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Monday

Location: Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Middlebury
May
3
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Stewards of the Land,” by Orah Moore on display at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).

Since 1984, Orah Moore has been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers. “I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that support their way of life.” This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM.

Visit: www.morseblockdeli.com for hours.
For more details about the exhibit, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Morse Block Deli (260 N. Main Street), Barre
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
Jun
18
2018
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Aug
17
2018

Summer Music Camps at MCMC

Summer Music Camps at MCMC
Description:

Join us this summer for fun and music at the Middlebury Community Music Center! Browse our camp listing below and register now!

MUSICAL ARTS CAMP
June 18 - 22 Session 1
June 25 - 29 Session 2
9am - 3pm
Grades 2 - 6
Camp Tuition $250

CAMP ADAGIO
July 2 - 6 (no camp on the 4th)
9am - 3pm
Grades 3 and up
Camp Tuition $360

JAZZ CAMP
July 30 - Aug 3
9am - 3pm
Grades middle - high school
Camp Tuition $295

MUSIC DISCOVERIES CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
9am - 12:30pm
Pre-k to kindergarten
Camp Tuition $195

YOUNG MUSICIANS CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grades 1 - 3
Camp Tuition $195

http://www.mcmcvt.org/summer-camps.html

Location: Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals

Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals
Description:

Storm: Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals - Paintings and drawings by Nitya Brighenti.
On display in the Second Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.

(Image: Mikhail Bakunin by Nitya Brighenti)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Ode to Common Things

Ode to Common Things
Description:

Ode to Common Things – Found object paintings by Julia Pavone.
On display in the Third Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM.

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.


(Image: In Too Deep by Julia Pavone)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
24
2018

Scorched

Scorched
Description:

Scorched - A group show illustrating the effects of heat and fire.
On display in the Main Floor Gallery at Studio Place Arts July 10 - August 24, 2018.
Opening Reception: Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30PM.

Visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more details.

(Image: Self Portrait with Bolo by Paul McMillan)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
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
Jul
3
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig

Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig
Description:

Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop is pleased to announce that it will be featuring work by Montpelier Artist Rob Hitzig during the heat of summer -- July 3 to August 25. Titled "Colorful Musings," Rob's work explores the surprising interactions of colors and shapes through geometric abstraction. Although not easily categorized, the art rides a mysterious line between the painting and sculpture -- while some pieces have physical depth, all the work, even pieces that are completely flat, have visual depth. Rob is inspired by wonder and curiosity, seeking to discover what happens when things just happen, with the hope that the work generates the same experience for the viewer.

Rob is a self taught artist who began sculpting wood after learning how to make furniture on weekends while working for the US EPA in Washington, DC. As a result, much of his work integrates fine furniture building techniques. Since becoming a professional artist he has shown his work throughout Vermont. He also shows his work in a Washington, DC gallery and had his last show there reviewed in the Washington Post.

Come meet Rob Hitzig on Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm and learn about his journey of being a self-taught artist. What drives his creativity and inspires his work? How does he choose the color palette for his pieces? Come to this event and ask him these questions and more! This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Time: 7/3/18 10:00am - 8/25/18 6:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury VT, Waterbury
Jul
10
2018
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Aug
31
2018

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture

New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, presents “New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture." The exhibit is a tribute to the work of Gregory Sharrow, who established the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program while working at the Vermont Folklife Center. The program ensures cultural retention of Vermont’s traditional arts  -- including those of new Americans -- by providing support to master artists working with apprentices in their communities.

The exhibit will feature photographs of seven cultural groups and accompanying text. There will be an opening reception on July 10 from 5-7 p.m. 

Time: 7/10/18 8:30am - 8/31/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

The Vermont Years, So Far... Paintings by Harry A. Rich

The Vermont Years, So Far...   Paintings by Harry A. Rich Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rich’s collection of large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings in this exhibit spans the time he has lived in Vermont, from 2008 to 2018. His latest work shows the influence of his comparatively new Vermont experience. Rich’s journey into abstraction reveals his own stylistically fluid, fresh, and vibrant use of color and dimension. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jul
3
2018
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Sep
27
2018

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez

Hillsides and Hexagons - Paintings by Nick DeFriez Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Chelsea-based artist Nick DeFriez’s paintings and drawings blend the energy, abstraction, and matrix of Vermont’s agricultural activity and landscape. DeFriez’s exhibit presents a visual narrative, incorporating the painter’s strong appreciation for and insight into today’s family farms, working landscape and farmers markets. Opening reception Friday, July 13, 4:00-7:00 PM. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Time: 7/3/18 8:00am - 9/27/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
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