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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Aug
10
2018

Casting with Pourable Resins for the Studio Sculptor

Casting with Pourable Resins for the Studio Sculptor
Description:

Demonstrated by Don Perdue, Sculptor - Educator
The focus of this demonstration workshop will be helping studio sculptors, teachers and art students choose and use pourable casting resins to make hollow castings from rubber molds. We will begin with a discussion about the several types of resins, curing times, and necessary working conditions. The discussion will be followed by demonstrating mold prepping, preparing any reinforcing needed for making particular types of castings. With the mold & reinforcements ready, we'll move on to mixing and pouring a resin casting, allow for curing time, remove the casting from the mold, clean up the raw casting, go over a few surfacing & finished techniques, and bring it all together by deciding on a particular mounting solution. Students should plan on bringing an example of their work that they want to discuss casting. Printed reference materials as well as step by step instructions will be provided. Bring a bag lunch. Deadline to register is July 31.

Time: 8/10/18 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 2377 Rte 7, Middlebury
Aug
10
2018

VCFA MFA in Music Composition Concert: Housewarming Project and Sirius Quartet

VCFA MFA in Music Composition Concert: Housewarming Project and Sirius Quartet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

VCFA hosts four different ensembles this summer, premiering pieces written by our MFA in Music Composition students that reflect a widely versatile cross-section of approaches to new music.

This concert features Housewarming Project jazz trio, featuring Jeremy Siskind, piano; vocalist Nancy Harms; and Lucas Pino, bass clarinet; and Sirius Quartet, featuring Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Gregor Huebner, violin; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, cello.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Time: 8/10/18 2:00pm
Location: Chapel, VCFA College Hall, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Show 27 Opening Reception at The Front

Show 27 Opening Reception at The Front Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, celebrates the opening of SHOW 27 running August 10-September 30, and featuring recent work by the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald providing live music for the evening. The Front is also pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. 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: 8/10/18 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception
Description:

Transition: Art Resource Association Exhibit August 4-August 31
A member show of the Art Resource Association. The exhibit consists of Vermont artists work including Michael Badamo, Jozefa Bala, Cora Brooks, Maggie Neale, Linda Hogan, Margaret Pulaski, Emily Sloan, Merry Schmidt, Roger Weingarten and many more. The exhibit includes a diverse array of mediums will be shown including acrylic, digital art, oils, pastels, photography and watercolor. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, August 9, 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet the artists, buy affordable local art and enjoy refreshments.

Time: 8/10/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception

Transition, Arts Resource Association Member Show Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Transition: Art Resource Association Exhibit August 4-August 31
A member show of the Art Resource Association. The exhibit consists of Vermont artists work including Michael Badamo, Jozefa Bala, Cora Brooks, Maggie Neale, Linda Hogan, Margaret Pulaski, Emily Sloan, Merry Schmidt, Roger Weingarten and many more. The exhibit includes a diverse array of mediums will be shown including acrylic, digital art, oils, pastels, photography and watercolor. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, August 9, 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet the artists, buy affordable local art and enjoy refreshments.

Time: 8/10/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Aug
10
2018

Amy Heebner '93

Amy Heebner '93 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amy Heebner, Middlebury College class of ’93, is the City Carillonneur for Albany, New York. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 33rd season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

Time: 8/10/18 6:00pm
Location: Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury
Aug
10
2018

VCFA MFA in Music Composition: Songwriting Showcase

VCFA MFA in Music Composition: Songwriting Showcase Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Songwriting Showcase highlights the diverse songwriting and performing talents of the students, alumni, and faculty of VCFA's MFA in Music Composition. This event will be live streamed.

Free and open to the public.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00pm
Location: VCFA Gallery, College Hall, Montpelier
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Vacation MakerCamp

Vacation MakerCamp
Description:

Vacation MakerCamp
Monday-Friday for ages 6-11
Choose 9-noon, noon-3 or 9-3, aftercare available until 530pm
Starting at $150
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.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.  
greenmountainperformingarts.org/makercamp.html
802-244-8600

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:00pm
Location: Green Mountain Performing Arts, 37 Commercial Drive, Waterbury
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

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
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
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

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
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

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
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
16
2018
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Aug
26
2018

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott

Streams of Light: Paintings by Susan G. Scott Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The landscape paintings of Susan G. Scott come from exploring the stream that runs beside her woodland studio in Chelsea, Vermont. Each summer she sketches ankle-deep in water to convey the abstract privacy and intricacy of this natural space. In the winter months, she paints in her Montreal studio from these watercolor studies. Scott’s large, oil on canvas paintings, Streams of Light, evoke the delicate open aesthetic of Asian watercolors, allowing the white of the canvas to convey light and space, along with her rich shades of undulating tone.
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 4, 4 - 6 pm, with Artist's Talk

Time: 7/16/18 11:00am - 8/26/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
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
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn

The View From Here: Works by Timothy Horn Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Merchants Row location On The Green in Middlebury is excited to present recent paintings by Timothy Horn in a solo exhibition on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Horn paints scenes of rural areas, vibrantly capturing the simplicity of daily life. The spontaneity of portraying everyday moments inspires Horn’s creative process. He is drawn to unexpected subjects and compositions, finding random inspiration to be an essential element in his work. His subject matter often includes structural elements such as old buildings, antique cars, and Airstream trailers.

Born and raised in a rural Ohio town, Horn graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and worked as a graphic designer for almost 15 years before discovering his love for painting. He has won numerous awards, has been featured in several magazines, including the cover of South West Art in 2012. Horn has a national reputation, and is represented from the coast of California to the coast of Maine. We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce his newest body of work to our local community.

For further information on “The View From Here” by Timothy Horn, please call Edgewater’s Gallery on the green at 802-989-7419, email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Location: Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Middlebury
Aug
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter

High Tide: Works by Ellen Granter Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

On display in August 2018

Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury is proud to present recent works by Ellen Granter in a solo show on view for the month of August, with an opening reception on Friday, August 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Ellen’s new work migrates from the subject of birds to the environments they inhabit. Her paintings of coastal wetlands offer a tranquil escape into an endless horizon where the water meets the land fading into sky.

Granter’s work strives to capture the essence of her subject matter with plenty of space for emotional undercurrents and trascendental moments. The artist states “I get inspiration from the changing colors, patterns, and atmosphere of the landscape around me. In each painting I am searching for an elegant balance of sparse compositions over large fields of luminous color.”

Granter currently lives in Brookline MA, and grew up outside of Rochester, NY. In 1984 she received a BA from the University of Vermont and then went on to study Chinese in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Middlebury College, returning to UVM to finish her Chinese studies, where she earned a MA in Chinese History in 1988. Granter’s preference for minimalism and flat perspective are inspired by traditional Chinese art.

For further information on “High Tide” by Ellen Granter, 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
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
Aug
10
2018
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Sep
30
2018

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours!

Show 27 at The Front - Expanded Gallery Hours! Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Front celebrates SHOW 27 featuring recent work by the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The opening reception on August 10, 4 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public and will feature guitarist Steve Grunewald. The Front is pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit www.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: 8/10/18 4:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: 6 Barre Street, Montpelier
Aug
2
2018
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Sep
30
2018

A Crossing Place

A Crossing Place
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to present A Crossing Place, a solo exhibit of new work from Anna Dibble, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from August 2nd through September 30th with an opening reception on August 10th from 5-8pm.

Anna Dibble’s work is always based in the wild, “It’s about the time of life on earth: from early Ordovician oceans, through the layers of rocks and fossils, to the current dysfunctional ecosystem we’ve managed to create during our march of folly. Non-linear, circular time. The past in the present.” the artist states. Her work is driven by her love of, and place within the natural world, and her deep concern for its future. The artists working process is a search, as she says “A daily reach towards progress, a shuffle, an excavation and a strange hope.”

Anna Dibble’s current series began at a crossing place. The paintings bring the viewer into a world of beauty and new found solitude illustrative of a new uncertain life under construction. The animals Dibble is so well known for are still present in her current paintings, now inhabiting the wilderness through which the artist seems to be traveling. This body of work is evidence of a personal mythology the viewer is privileged to experience.

Time: 8/2/18 10:00am - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
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