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Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Apr
20
2019

Fun with Forms Poetry Workshop

Fun with Forms Poetry Workshop

What is poetic form and why might we use it? Sonnets, haikus and villanelles are just a few of the hundreds of poetic forms that some writers use to add structure, rhythm and musicality to their poems. Form may seem intimidating, but it can be a way to find freedom, innovation and playfulness with our writing. In this workshop, we’ll read poems in various forms, then play with fun and easy forms in our own writing, including the abecedarian, the “telephone number poem” and the cinquain. All levels of experience are welcome! This free workshop is offered in partnership with Poem City. Please bring paper and a pen.

Saturday, April 20th, 10am-12pm
Teacher: Rebecca Jamieson
Vermont College of Fine Arts, “Vault” room (in College Hall, across from Cafe Anna)
Ages 15 and up. Class size limited to 12 students.

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/90314254503144

4/20/19 10:00am - 12:00pm

Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier

Apr
20
2019

Dogman Screening

Dogman Screening

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents a screening of Dogman. In Italian with English subtitles.

Two showings: 3-5 pm and 8-10 pm

(Matteo Garrone, Italy | France, 2018, 1h 43min) Free

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

As often happens in my films, at the beginning of Dogman, there’s a visual suggestion, an image, an inversion of perspective: that of some dogs, locked inside cages, that act as witnesses to the explosion of human brutality… an image that goes back to ten years ago, when, for the first time, I thought about making this film. But was it really this film?

Hard to say, because over time, Dogman changed along with me, becoming a film that was always new, always different. Some of the original ideas made it to the end, but they don’t exhaust, for me, the more profound meaning of the story that I wanted to tell; Dogman, for example, is not simply a film about vengeance, even if vengeance (or better yet, redemption) plays an important role, just as it’s also not solely a variation on the (eternal) theme of the struggle between weak and strong.

Instead, it’s a film that, despite having an “extreme” story, puts forward something that concerns all of us: the consequences of the daily choices we make in order to survive, of the yesses that we say which bring us to no longer being able to say no, to the difference between who we are and who we believe we are. Through this examination of the profound, by bringing us up close to a man’s loss of innocence, I think the film is universal, “ethical” but not moralistic: because of this, it’s important for me to underline the distance the film has from the news story that liberally inspired it. Everything, starting from the locations, the characters, their psychologies, has been transfigured.

4/20/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury, Middlebury

Apr
20
2019

Sound Investment at Town Hall Theater

Sound Investment at Town Hall Theater

The Sound Investment, Middlebury College’s big band, brings the tradition of Duke Ellington and the Dorsey Brothers to Town Hall Theater for dancing and listening on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30. Under the direction of noted jazz musician Dick Forman, Sound Investment is comprised of some of the best student musicians Middlebury College has to offer. “I’m always amazed when I meet college students who love jazz, and when they arrive on campus they’re already terrific jazz musicians,” says THT executive director Douglas Anderson.  “This band has been top-flight for five or six decades, and it just seems to get better and better.” This special evening will benefit the work of Project Independence/Elderly Services.

Saturday, Apr. 20
7:30 pm
$15 general / $10 students, $1 preservation fee

Tickets are available at the THT Box Office: 802-382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday – Saturday noon – 5 pm.

4/20/19 7:30pm

Town Hall Theater 68 S. Pleasant Street, Middlebury

Apr
2
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Central / Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society at The T.W. Wood Gallery

Central / Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society at The T.W. Wood Gallery

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St., at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce an exhibit of the newly combined Central Vermont / Northeast Kingdom Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The Vermont Watercolor Society will exhibit works of Janice Avery, Lisa Beach, Joann DiNicola, Gary Eckhart, Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge and more at the T.W. Wood Gallery, A Museum of American Art.

April 2nd - April 26th, 2019

Opening Reception: April 4th, 5:00 -7:00 PM

4/2/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
5
2019
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Apr
26
2019

Ray Brown and Toby Bartles - Steps on a Journey – An Exhibit of Two Vermont Painters

Ray Brown and Toby Bartles - Steps on a Journey – An Exhibit of Two Vermont Painters

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont painters Ray Brown and Toby Bartles. Both artists share much in common with the second generation abstract expressionists, as they both draw influence for painterly choices from immediate surroundings such as landscape or architecture to create inner meaning.

3/5/19 12:00pm - 4/26/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
9
2019
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Apr
27
2019

Mad River Rug Hookers

Mad River Rug Hookers

Considered both a craft and an art form, rug hooking with its variety of colors and textures appeals to both young and old alike. Numerous styles and techniques will be on display at this exhibition by the Mad River Hookers. (free)

Meet the artists reception - March 10, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 5 pm
Demonstrations on Saturdays - 1 to 4 pm, March 9 through April 27, (closed Saturday April 20)

3/9/19 1:00pm - 4/27/19 5:00pm

Festival Gallery at Valley Arts, Waitsfield

Mar
15
2019
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Apr
28
2019

Show 31

Show 31

The Front presents SHOW 31, March 15 through April 28. Opening reception: Friday, March 15 from 4-8pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! The gallery is 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.

3/15/19 4:00pm - 4/28/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin

Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin

Walking a line between impulse and calculation, Teresa Celemin creates work combining figure drawing, abstract marks, words, symbols and fantastical creatures.

Exhibit on display March 19 - May 4, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm & Sat: 12-4pm

BASH fundraiser & reception: Fri., April 12, 7-9PM (please visit website for ticket info).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
19
2019
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May
4
2019

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Oceans cover more than 70% of our globe and they are teeming with life, from single celled organisms and invertebrates to giant sea mammals, to yet undiscovered monsters lurking in the depths!

This group show of 26 artists includes 2-D and 3-D artworks, real & imagined, that are inspired by oceanic life forms.

Exhibit on display March 19 - May 4, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm & Sat: 12-4pm

Opening Reception and BASH fundraiser: Fri., April 12, 7-9PM (please visit website for ticket info).

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Apr
4
2019
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May
31
2019

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

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”.

4/4/19 10:00am - 5/31/19 5:00pm

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

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

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Apr
1
2019
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Jun
11
2019

Summit School Spring Music Classes

Summit School Spring Music Classes

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

4/1/19 7:30pm - 6/11/19 8:00pm

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier