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Arts Calendar: Central Vermont

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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May
30
2019
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Jun
15
2019

The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged!)

The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged!)
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by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

May 30-June 16, 7:30pm Thu-Sun; 2pm Sun
The Bad Boys of Abridgement are Back, leaving no joke left unturned!

If you loved Complete Works of Shakespeare-abridged, you’ll love this show! Explore what makes people laugh from ancient times til now! Skits, standup, slapstick, one-liners, cream pies, double entendres, in-jokes, jibes, and more!

"Extremely clever, laugh-out-loud funny, with physical bits, wordplay, plus great improv." ~ Talkin' Broadway

Time: 5/30/19 7:30am - 6/15/19 9:30pm
Location: Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier
Jun
4
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Michael Strauss - The Magic of Seeing

Michael Strauss - The Magic of Seeing
Description:

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce The Magic of Seeing – Inside and Outside of the Frame, Exploring the Illusion of Light, Space, Form and in Landscape Painting an exhibit featuring acrylic and ink paintings by Michael Strauss.

Reception and Artist Talk: The opening reception will take place on June 6th, from 4 – 9pm with an artist talk as 6pm. All shows are free and open to the public. The reception will coincide with Montpelier Alives’ ArtsFest and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) conference as well as the Center for Arts and Learning Open Studios.

Michael Strauss is currently an emeritus professor at the University of Vermont (UVM). He taught college level chemistry at UVM from 1968 to 2003, and then went on to teach drawing there for over a decade. He is a prolific author and has published many articles and books about the process of drawing and revision. Strauss considers drawing and painting forms of visual reasoning, powerful ways of learning about the world.

“For me, drawings of molecules, especially very complicated molecules, can be as elegant and meaningful as a Rembrant landscape” - The Mind At Hand - Michael Strauss

Time: 6/4/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00am
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
30
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce Awakenings; an exhibit featuring current work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. The T.W. Wood Gallery is honored to have their work at the gallery.

Through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life, Kate Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing. Working in the alla prima tradition, she paints directly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in my paintings. With still life, Longmaid is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life.

Tom Merwin's painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Traveling the trails through the Kittatiny, Catskill and Green Mountains have been a continued influence and resource for Merwin. Exploring the waterfalls and sketching them on site with sumi ink and rice paper, or recreating the strata of a mountain or cliff face using layering of media, allows him to use the images as notes or tones and leave their literal meaning behind.

Time: 4/30/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
2
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet
Description:

Vanishment, new work featured by Vermont artist Janet Van Fleet, will be on view at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery from April 2 through June 28, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 4, 4-7 PM. The exhibit explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

Time: 4/2/19 8:00am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
4
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment artwork by Janet Van Fleet at the VT Supreme Court Gallery

Vanishment artwork by Janet Van Fleet at the VT Supreme Court Gallery
Description:

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, presents: "Vanishment" an exhibition by artist Janet Van Fleet. On view from:
April 2 through June 28, 2019
Gallery Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm daily

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.
  • Montpelier Art Walk: Friday, May 3, from 4:00 – 7:00pm
  • Art Fest 2019 Reception: Thursday, June 6, from 4:00-7:00pm

Receptions free and open to the public. Refreshments served

Vanishment –explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

"Humans have always shared the planet's history with other animals, plants, and microbes," says the artist, "so I thought it appropriate to make work that engages my own history as an artist, exploring how my previous thoughts and actions can still be relevant to a new, differently-focused, body of work. Similarly, it is only by looking at human history with new eyes that we can perceive where and how we have decoupled ourselves from the natural world." – Artist, Janet Van Fleet

Time: 4/4/19 4:00pm - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier
May
3
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture
Description:

In paintings and works on paper, artists Kate Burnim and Daryl Burtnett notice the spaces and moments that are woven into the everyday landscape and human experience. Their work ranges from loosely representative to abstract, with attention to impermanence and the scarred and weathered surface. Receptions on Friday, May 3, and Thursday, June 6, 4-7 p.m.

Time: 5/3/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Fault Lines

Fault Lines
Description:

Fault Lines: May 14 – June 29, 2019 at Studio Place Arts

Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles
Description:

Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. An exhibition of her work will be on display in the second-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form
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Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing series of hanging scrolls recently shown in Budapest. On display in the third-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Feb
15
2019
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Jun
30
2019

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Description:

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Photographs by Federico Pardo / Interviews Vermont Folklife Center
On display through Summer 2019

Ice Shanties is an exhibition about the structures, people and culture of ice fishing seen through the lens of Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo. Pardo’s large format color photographs of ice shanties at “The Meadows” in Brattleboro, Vermont are paired with audio reflections from the shanty owners drawn from interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.

While Pardo’s shanty portraits provide a window into the material culture of ice fishing, the shanty owner interviews are an opportunity to engage with the human side—the personal, familial and recreational culture—of this winter activity.

For more information visit: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/exhibits-feed/iceshanties

Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Jun
1
2019
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Jul
14
2019

New Growth

New Growth
Description:

Northern Daughters is excited to announce “New Growth” a group exhibit featuring new work from Anna Dibble, Anne Cady, Bonnie Baird, Hannah Morris, Hannah Secord Wade, Julia Jensen, Pamela Smith, and Susanne Strater. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from June 1st through July 14th.

"New Growth" features predominantly green work to celebrate the change of season in Vermont. The title is also an acknowledgement to the ways our artists are pushing the boundaries of their work, reaching past a familiar place or comfort zone. The show will feature a selection of new pieces created by a group of gallery artists.

Time: 6/1/19 10:00am - 7/14/19 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Apr
15
2019
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Oct
25
2019

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections
Description:

Showcasing items from the Vermont Historical Society collections spanning the Civil War to World War II, visitors can examine how posters have been an important part of the wartime effort, for everything from recruitment to support on the homefront. In a pre-digital world, inspiring artwork and pithy phrases were a key way the United States government could boost patriotism and gain material support. Viewing these posters alongside each other allows you to see similarities and differences as that messaging evolved over a century.

History Center exhibits are open Monday-Friday & Second Saturdays, 9am-4pm. Admission is by donation.

Location: Vermont History Center, Barre