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Arts Calendar: Central Vermont

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Sep
19
2019

Katrin Bahr: East Germany in Mozambique, 1979–1990

Katrin Bahr: East Germany in Mozambique, 1979–1990

Between 1979 and 1990, East German teachers, engineers, and doctors moved to Mozambique as part of the Friendship Treaty with the German Democratic Republic. German scholar Katrin Bahr of UMass Amherst discusses how they brought not only their expertise but also their cameras, providing a fascinating glimpse into life in postindependence Mozambique. An exhibition on the same topic is on view in the adjacent Mahaney Gallery. Free

9/19/19 4:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125, Middlebury

Sep
17
2019
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Sep
26
2019

Community Activity: Open Weaving Workshops

Community Activity: Open Weaving Workshops

6 Open weaving sessions hosted by Vermont Weavers Guild members on:
Tues., Sept. 17; Wed., Sept. 18; Thurs., Sept. 19
Tues. Sept. 24; Wed., Sept. 25; Thurs., Sept. 26
3:30-5:30PM

Get ready for fall with an exploration of fiber arts at SPA! We’re hosting a free pop-up weaving studio in partnership with the Vermont Weavers Guild. Families, students and curious beginners of all ages are invited to try their hand a variety of looms and hand-weaving techniques, with materials provided at no charge. Come weave for ten minutes or an afternoon. Groups of 7 or more, please call ahead to ensure that we have space available! The pop-up weaving studio is open during all SPA gallery hours.

Free inspiration! Studio Place Arts: 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT 05641. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

9/17/19 3:30pm - 9/26/19 5:30pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
2
2019
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Sep
27
2019

Studies in Rhythmic Vitality - paintings by Lois Eby

Studies in Rhythmic Vitality - paintings by Lois Eby

Paintings explore the rhythmic vitality of the calligraphic line in new ways that range from the playful to the meditative. Perhaps best known for her use of calligraphy in her abstract works, using ink and color on paper, these new works are executed with acrylic paints on birch panels. Opening Reception on July 11th from 4:00-7:00 pm.

7/2/19 8:00am - 9/27/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
3
2019
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Sep
27
2019

Vermont Pastel Society

Vermont Pastel Society

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by the Vermont Pastel Society. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to September 27th, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.

The Vermont Pastel Society
The Vermont Pastel Society was established by a group of artists in 1999 to build and strengthen connections among pastel painters, to foster artistic development, and to provide links to resources. In addition, The Vermont Pastel Society promotes public appreciation of pastels as a fine art medium. The Vermont Pastel Society currently has over one hundred members.

Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM
In conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk
The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. Vermont Pastel Society will present their Luminous Landscape Award, Reflective Waterscape Award, and Lovely Lines Award at 6pm.

Other events include:
3pm – Elevation Celebration: The ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts, as well as representatives of the Center for Arts and Learning. Fun for all - enjoy food vendors and Chill Vermont Gelato, face painting and the Suncommon Bounce House!

4-8pm – Art receptions with beverages by Magic Hat in conjunction with Art Walk.
T.W. Wood Gallery - Vermont Pastel Society, Galen Cheney and Tessa G. O’Brien
Center for Arts and Learning – Laura Gans and Chris Jeffrey

9/3/19 12:00pm - 9/27/19 4:00pm

TW Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
17
2019
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Sep
28
2019

Weaving Community: Recent Work from the Vermont Weavers Guild

Weaving Community:  Recent Work from the Vermont Weavers Guild

Weaving Community: Recent Work from the Vermont Weavers Guild
Sept. 17 - 28, 2019
Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
New work by contemporary Vermont weavers, a "pop-up weaving studio," talks and other educational activities. Visit www.studioplacearts.com for a schedule of events. Works on view Sept. 17 - 28, 2019. On display in the SPA Classroom. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069.

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
12
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Green Mountain Photo Show

Green Mountain Photo Show

The annual Green Mountain Photo Show welcomes over 70 photographers from New England to Canada. David Garten and Michael Jermyn are also expected to make a return. Their work, among the fresh faces this year, will be sure to make a splash. The show will hold its opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5-7pm in the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm. The show is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-9pm.  The show continues through Fall Vermont Open Studios Weekend, October 5 and 6.  For more information, visit the Valley Arts website at www.valleyartsvt.com.  

 

9/12/19 5:00pm - 10/6/19 9:00pm

Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield

Sep
13
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Valley arts Photo Show

Valley arts Photo Show

Traditional to abstract, black and white to color – all genre of photography can be found in this annual exhibition. Valley Arts is pleased to present the 30th annual exhibition of outstanding photographs by amateur and professional photographers.

Opening reception – September 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Thursday and Friday, 4 to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 9 pm, September 13 to October 6, Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Route 100, Waitsfield, Vermont – www.valleyartsvt.com

9/13/19 4:00pm - 10/6/19 9:00pm

Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield

Aug
27
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Visual Splendor of Northern India. Photographs by Amy Davenport

Visual Splendor of Northern India. Photographs by Amy Davenport

n November of 2018, Amy Davenport traveled for the first time in northern India, specifically to what is known as “the golden triangle” formed by Dehli, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur. I was told that India would overwhelm my senses, but even so I was not prepared for the visual splendor I found there. The colors were dazzling. The architecture was unlike anything
I had ever seen or experienced before. Attempting to capture as much of that beauty as I could with my camera quickly became an obsession. I was fascinated by the history – the
Mughal Emperors in Dehli and Agra, and the Maharajas in Rajasthan who built such stunning palaces, forts, mosques and tombs. For centuries, Muslims and Hindi were able to live peacefully in the Mughal Empire. Religious tolerance was considered a virtue. Within certain parameters, the art forms of the two cultures borrowed from one another, thereby enriching the beauty that each produced.

My photographs are divided into four groups: Architecture, the Taj Mahal, Women of India and a broad category I simply call Street Life. The captions shown with each group share more detailed information including location and what I observed and experienced. These photographs were taken with either my Panasonic Lumix or my 8s Plus iPhone. Had I known, or even imagined, the visual experience that was about to overwhelm me, I would have ignored the urge to pack light and included my Nikon…but hindsight is 20/20. I am, at best, an amateur photographer – someone who has always loved taking photographs but had no time to get serious about it until I retired from a 35-year career in the law.

8/27/19 9:00am - 10/20/19 12:00pm

THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin

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

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.

Vermont History Center, Barre

Jul
14
2019
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Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

Sep
2
2019
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Oct
30
2019

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Monkeys, Missiles and Mushrooms, Paintings by Marina Epstein

Paintings by Marina Epstein will be on display at the Capital Region Visitors Center for September and October. There will be three egg tempera paintings on panels depicting life in the Vermont forest combined with exotic tropical elements of the Yucatan in Mexico.

9/2/19 6:00am - 10/30/19 5:00pm

Capital Region Visitors Center Montpelier, Montpelier

Sep
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Hannah Morris: Waiting to Happen

Hannah Morris: Waiting to Happen

Northern Daughters is excited to announce “Waiting to Happen” a solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Morris. This body of work features ten new pieces created with Morris' signature combination of collage and gouache paint. Morris fabricates visual stories and scenes by arranging, refashioning, and building upon found images.

When describing the show Morris explained, “These pieces, created over the past half year, are emblematic of my pursuit to piece together new narratives from old images. Using figures, objects and scenes in a collage base layer comprised of bits and pieces from vintage magazines and paper detritus. I use paint to add to or remove from the visual story. At the heart of it, I want to create spaces by removing the excess from a prescribed space, animating seemingly still figures and objects, and make real what seems to be unbelievable.”

Morris studied art, writing, and documentary studies at Bates College and then found her way to the Western Cape of South Africa through the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship program. She holds a Master of Philosophy in Visual Arts with a concentration in Narrative Illustration. Morris illustrated and designed an award-winning picture book that was published in Cape Town, and has attended several artist residencies in Brazil, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Her work has been shown in group shows in New York City, Cape Town, and throughout Central Vermont.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from September 1st through October 31st with an opening reception on Friday, September 13th from 5-8pm.

For further information please contact info@northerndaughters.com or (802) 877-2173

9/1/19 10:00am - 10/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Sep
6
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Conduits: A Show With Three Artists

Three artists (Liz Hawkes deNiord, Richard Heller, and Rachel Portesi) with divergent expressions convene to compliment and explore underlying realities in their art in an exhibition at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery. Two painters and a wet plate collodion print photographer challenge the viewer to engage with the works, discovering connected meaning beyond what is seen. All three artists work to create a conduit for inspired expression. The opening reception will take place Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. during Art Walk.

9/6/19 8:30am - 10/31/19 4:30pm

136 State Street, Montpelier

Sep
3
2019
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Nov
1
2019

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to November 1st, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.

Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. In her current work, she uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting. They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, a sense of time, and an accidental quality, which is beautiful and compelling.

Cheney’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and China, and recent recognition includes a grant from Mass MoCA, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in Painting.

Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. While painting, O’Brien refers to photographs she has taken that document her daily environment and travels. She works to recall the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of the light, the temperature and mood of the day, and then paints accordingly. Time elapses between the moment the photograph is taken and the making of a painting, to create gaps in memory that allow her to improvise with color and marks.

O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including recent solo exhibition at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.

9/3/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Rock Solid XIX

Rock Solid XIX

Rock Solid XIX
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblage by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. On display in the Main gallery. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite (for a map and slide show, visit [studioplacearts.com]). 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
Installations made from tautly strung thread and string that explore scale differences in small and large configurations. Tuyen is the recipient of the 2018-19 SPA Studio Residency Program. On display in the 2nd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Humanity – No Fear of the Other and the Good Life
Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
On display in the 3rd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
3
2019
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Dec
8
2019

MuseumLab

MuseumLab

For this experiment in interdisciplinary learning, professors from across Middlebury’s curriculum have selected a diverse array of pieces from the museum’s collection. Visitors are invited to observe the reactions sparked when our “teaching laboratory” displays art supporting courses in religion, neuroscience, gender studies, political science, environmental studies, art history, biochemistry, and more.

9/3/19 10:00am - 12/8/19 5:00pm

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury

Friday, September 20, 2019
Sep
20
2019

Reception Celebration: Permanent Sculpture Installation and Exhibition of Paintings

Reception Celebration: Permanent Sculpture Installation and Exhibition of Paintings

The Vermont Arts Council, the Department of Buildings and General Services, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources invite you to celebrate the permanent installation of a bronze sculpture at the main entrance to the lab and paintings in the lobby by Adelaide Tyrol. RSVP by way of email to Meredith Bell (mbell@vermontartscouncil.org) or by calling 802.828.3292. Parking is available at the Lab or in the Vermont Technical College visitor parking lot.

9/20/19 10:00am - 12:00pm

Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center

Sep
20
2019

Capital City Concerts presents FREE noontime "Meditation Concerts" by cellist Emily Taubl

Capital City Concerts presents FREE noontime "Meditation Concerts" by cellist Emily Taubl

Capital City Concerts and the Friends of the Vermont State House presents a new mini-series of consecutive Friday noon "Meditation concerts" on September 6, 13, and 20 in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House. The concerts give listeners the opportunity to experience world-class performances in a reflective way through 30-minute meditations to live music. Each concert will be performed by one solo instrumentalist. The doors will open at noon, and audience members will find a seat and begin a period of silent meditation. Cellist Emily Taubl will perform on September 20. Taubl lives in Burlington, VT where she teaches at the University of Vermont. In 2019, she became the principal cellist of the Springfield Symphony in Springfield, Massachusetts. She studied at the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and the New England Conservatory.

9/20/19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Vermont State House -Cedar Creek Room, Montpelier

Sep
20
2019

Opening Reception for 4 new shows at Studio Place Arts

Opening Reception for 4 new shows at Studio Place Arts

Opening Reception for 4 new shows at Studio Place Arts
Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
In the Main gallery: Rock Solid XIX. This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblage by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone.
On display in the SPA Classroom: Weaving Community. Recent Work from the Vermont Weavers Guild
2nd floor Gallery: Perspective. Installations by Tuyen My Nguyen
3rd floor Gallery: Humanity – No Fear of the Other and the Good Life. Recent paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle.
(201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com)

9/20/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
20
2019

Sophie Shao and Friends

Sophie Shao and Friends

Our 100th anniversary season opens with a perennial Middlebury favorite, cellist Sophie Shao. Applauded by the New York Times for her “eloquent, powerful” interpretations, Shao has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. This season, she’s joined by violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Zachary DePue, violists Paul Neubauer and Che-Yen Chen, and cellist Fred Sherry for a program including Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 Public/25 Midd ID holders/10 Youth/6 Midd students. More Info>>

On Sale: September 4 at 8:30 AM for PASS members, September 9 at 8:30 AM for Midd ID card holders, September 11 at 8:30 AM for the public.

multi shaded blue triangleJoin us for a free, season-opening reception after the concert.

Photo Neda Navaee

9/20/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury

Sep
6
2019
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Sep
22
2019

A Year of Forgetting

A Year of Forgetting

This exhibit features artwork by Cecelia Kane: A Year of Forgetting are paintings about aging that visually, playfully record a year of daily mental lapses using my own symbols to represent the various ways I actually forget–like when someone finishes my sentence, or forgetting what I was saying after I’m interrupted, plus many more. Opening Reception: September 6, 2019 4-7pm at The Garage Cultural Center

9/6/19 4:00pm - 9/22/19 5:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Sep
20
2019
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Sep
22
2019

Hands on a Hardbody

Hands on a Hardbody

Town Hall Theater presents Hands on a Hardbody Directed by Doug Anderson. Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seating $36/$28/$18 plus fee and tax. Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you'd expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them. With a terrific local cast, including Justin Bouvier, Leigh Guptill, Philip Caycedo, Bill and Mindy Bickford, Poppy Rees, Allison Devery Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz, Jillian Torres, Tanya Lehman, Valerie Smith Hastings, Pierre Vachon, Jon Isham, Michael Glidden and David Harcourt. And the true star of the show, a gleaming red pickup truck.

9/20/19 7:30am - 9/22/19 10:00pm

Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St, Middlebury