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Arts Calendar: Central Vermont

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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Mar
6
2020
– THRU –
Mar
29
2020

Ray Brown: Tumbling Toward the End

Ray Brown: Tumbling Toward the End

Ray Brown: Tumbling toward the End
The Front, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, VT
March 6-29, 2020; Opening Reception March 6, 4-7pm
Film Screening: "Portrait of an Artist", Sunday, March 22, 2:00 pm
Information at thefrontvt.com, info@thefrontvt.com, 802-552-0877
Fridays 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm

Ray Brown: Tumbling toward the End, the first solo show presented at the Front, takes its title from the last collection of poems by Vermont poet David Budbill – a volume that, like Ray Brown's work, considers beauty together with imminent mortality, and what it means to have a fleeting present and a fickle body.
Brown, who has been a fixture of the Montpelier art scene for many years, has been a member of the Front since 2018. He is the first of our members to present a solo show as part of the gallery's new format, which will alternate between all-member group shows and solo shows every month, with openings on the first Friday of the month. As part of the exhibition, we will present a free screening of “Portrait of an Artist,” the feature length documentary film about Brown by filmmaker Nat Winthrop, on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 at the gallery.
The works Ray Brown presents in this show are all from the past fifteen years, since a stroke at age sixty-five changed the way he paints – he learned to use his left arm instead of his right – as well as the way he thinks and uses his memory. Now at age seventy-nine, he is still inspired by the visible world, loosely basing compositions on the golden mean – a ratio of proportions often found in nature and widely used in renaissance painting. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, cover a wide range of subject matter and styles, from still-lifes and flowers to large abstractions based on travels through Italy. Despite this diversity, Brown's dedication to composition and his creative use of color are what unite his work. When viewing multiple canvases together, you can see how the elements of composition in a still life or grouping of building structures evolve into abstraction as shapes lose recognition and stand on their own merit. He uses a strong and unusual sense of color to resolve dynamic relationships between flatness and depth in his work.
While many of Ray Brown's shows have presented viewers with a single complete body of work, this sampling of numerous styles gives a fresh perspective on the active life of a local artist who, as he approaches eighty this spring, has over sixty years of making art behind him. From a disciplined practice of painting every day comes work that feels fresh and vibrant. Though he is physically challenged and has an awareness of “tumbling toward the end,” Ray is able to be present in his work, without concern for the past or future. He’s able to paint exactly the way he wants to.

3/6/20 4:00pm - 3/29/20 5:00pm

The Front, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Mar
31
2020

THURGOOD

THURGOOD

Chandler is pleased to welcome New Repertory Theatre's Production of THURGOOD, by George Stevens, Jr., directed by Benny Sato Ambush, and featuring Johnny Lee Davenport.
​THURGOOD covers Justice Thurgood Marshall's impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education, and is a remarkable tribute to Marshall's enduring legacy as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.

"Thurgood Marshall is the Civil Rights Movement's unsung hero. His nomination to the Supreme Court literally changed America. Looking to the future sometimes means revisiting the past. By doing this play, I hope to remind, maybe even forewarn people that the politics of our country and the laws governing our nation, based on the Constitution of the United States, apply to, and protect all Americans. Not just the rich, not just the privileged, and certainly not just the interests of certain individuals. THURGOOD gives us hope and the assurance that one man can make a difference!" ~ Actor Johnny Lee Davenport.

General admission $10, groups of 10 $6. Tickets at (802) 728-9878, or at the door.

3/31/20 10:00am - 11:30am

Chandler Music Hall, Randolph

Feb
29
2020
– THRU –
Apr
30
2020

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Reception: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm – in Conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk.

Vermonters address injustice and explore truths through multiple artistic media.

Tell Me What’s Really Going On addresses social justice/injustice in the world through the works of multiple artists and media. The show looks at political art from both a historical and contempo-rary perspective to explore the importance of protest art; banners & signs and their role as organ-izing tools. The show highlights imagery and photography as ways to make us look at the world differently, and incorporates contemporary art to highlight that the power and inspiration for po-litical art can also happen outside of the streets.

Artists include: John Douglas, Michael Kuk, Diane Gayer, Jessica Morrison, Caitlin La Dolce, Marie Davis, Joseph Gainza, Jen Berger, and Jean Cherouny.

Guest Curator: Jen Berger / At the Root
Jen Berger is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist and educator based in Burlington, VT. She uses painting, printmaking, and performance for education and dialogue around social issues that affect us all.

2/29/20 12:00pm - 4/30/20 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

FUTURES

FUTURES

FUTURES
Science fiction artists often predict future technologies with surprising, and sometimes alarming accuracy. Space travel, cloning and more made appearances in the art of sci-fi before they were realities. This exhibition invites 24 contemporary artists to envision our future through the lens of science fiction. Futures is an exhibition part of 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group

Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured artwork: Control All Delete by Patrick Casey

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day:
Recent work by Pamela Wilson, Sarah Burns, Kimberly Hamlin and Alanna Phinney. On display in the third floor gallery. This show highlights four artists working in traditionally feminized craft and performance mediums whose personal art-making dovetails with community-based social practice.
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured Artwork: Moonrise Vase by Pamela Wilson

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Mar
11
2020
– THRU –
Apr
18
2020

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

For decades the central and northern sectors of Vermont have been known as a bed of creativity. Valley Arts in Waitsfield, VT is pleased to present a show devoted to the celebration of those artists and artisans who make the area special.

LeArte brings together work by some of the most prominent names from the vast pool of northern Vermont’s artists and artisans. Oil, pastel and watercolor paintings as well as photography will be showcased along with three dimensional works in clay, glass, metal and fiber. The unique show will fill the Festival Galleries at Valley Arts.

The show opens March 11 with an artists’ reception on Sunday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. This is a FREE event.

3/11/20 1:00pm - 4/18/20 5:00pm

Valley Arts Festival Gallery, Waitsfield

Feb
29
2020
– THRU –
Apr
30
2020

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Reception: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm – in Conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk.

Vermonters address injustice and explore truths through multiple artistic media.

Tell Me What’s Really Going On addresses social justice/injustice in the world through the works of multiple artists and media. The show looks at political art from both a historical and contempo-rary perspective to explore the importance of protest art; banners & signs and their role as organ-izing tools. The show highlights imagery and photography as ways to make us look at the world differently, and incorporates contemporary art to highlight that the power and inspiration for po-litical art can also happen outside of the streets.

Artists include: John Douglas, Michael Kuk, Diane Gayer, Jessica Morrison, Caitlin La Dolce, Marie Davis, Joseph Gainza, Jen Berger, and Jean Cherouny.

Guest Curator: Jen Berger / At the Root
Jen Berger is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist and educator based in Burlington, VT. She uses painting, printmaking, and performance for education and dialogue around social issues that affect us all.

2/29/20 12:00pm - 4/30/20 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day:
Recent work by Pamela Wilson, Sarah Burns, Kimberly Hamlin and Alanna Phinney. On display in the third floor gallery. This show highlights four artists working in traditionally feminized craft and performance mediums whose personal art-making dovetails with community-based social practice.
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured Artwork: Moonrise Vase by Pamela Wilson

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

FUTURES

FUTURES

FUTURES
Science fiction artists often predict future technologies with surprising, and sometimes alarming accuracy. Space travel, cloning and more made appearances in the art of sci-fi before they were realities. This exhibition invites 24 contemporary artists to envision our future through the lens of science fiction. Futures is an exhibition part of 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group

Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured artwork: Control All Delete by Patrick Casey

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Mar
11
2020
– THRU –
Apr
18
2020

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

For decades the central and northern sectors of Vermont have been known as a bed of creativity. Valley Arts in Waitsfield, VT is pleased to present a show devoted to the celebration of those artists and artisans who make the area special.

LeArte brings together work by some of the most prominent names from the vast pool of northern Vermont’s artists and artisans. Oil, pastel and watercolor paintings as well as photography will be showcased along with three dimensional works in clay, glass, metal and fiber. The unique show will fill the Festival Galleries at Valley Arts.

The show opens March 11 with an artists’ reception on Sunday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. This is a FREE event.

3/11/20 1:00pm - 4/18/20 5:00pm

Valley Arts Festival Gallery, Waitsfield

Feb
29
2020
– THRU –
Apr
30
2020

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Reception: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm – in Conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk.

Vermonters address injustice and explore truths through multiple artistic media.

Tell Me What’s Really Going On addresses social justice/injustice in the world through the works of multiple artists and media. The show looks at political art from both a historical and contempo-rary perspective to explore the importance of protest art; banners & signs and their role as organ-izing tools. The show highlights imagery and photography as ways to make us look at the world differently, and incorporates contemporary art to highlight that the power and inspiration for po-litical art can also happen outside of the streets.

Artists include: John Douglas, Michael Kuk, Diane Gayer, Jessica Morrison, Caitlin La Dolce, Marie Davis, Joseph Gainza, Jen Berger, and Jean Cherouny.

Guest Curator: Jen Berger / At the Root
Jen Berger is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist and educator based in Burlington, VT. She uses painting, printmaking, and performance for education and dialogue around social issues that affect us all.

2/29/20 12:00pm - 4/30/20 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

FUTURES

FUTURES

FUTURES
Science fiction artists often predict future technologies with surprising, and sometimes alarming accuracy. Space travel, cloning and more made appearances in the art of sci-fi before they were realities. This exhibition invites 24 contemporary artists to envision our future through the lens of science fiction. Futures is an exhibition part of 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group

Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured artwork: Control All Delete by Patrick Casey

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day:
Recent work by Pamela Wilson, Sarah Burns, Kimberly Hamlin and Alanna Phinney. On display in the third floor gallery. This show highlights four artists working in traditionally feminized craft and performance mediums whose personal art-making dovetails with community-based social practice.
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured Artwork: Moonrise Vase by Pamela Wilson

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

Friday, April 3, 2020
Apr
3
2020

How to Love a Country - CANCELED

How to Love a Country - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.

Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection How to Love a Country, exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses. Blanco will also lead a poetry workshop at the library on Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 am. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

4/3/20 7:00pm

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier

Mar
11
2020
– THRU –
Apr
18
2020

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

For decades the central and northern sectors of Vermont have been known as a bed of creativity. Valley Arts in Waitsfield, VT is pleased to present a show devoted to the celebration of those artists and artisans who make the area special.

LeArte brings together work by some of the most prominent names from the vast pool of northern Vermont’s artists and artisans. Oil, pastel and watercolor paintings as well as photography will be showcased along with three dimensional works in clay, glass, metal and fiber. The unique show will fill the Festival Galleries at Valley Arts.

The show opens March 11 with an artists’ reception on Sunday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. This is a FREE event.

3/11/20 1:00pm - 4/18/20 5:00pm

Valley Arts Festival Gallery, Waitsfield

Feb
29
2020
– THRU –
Apr
30
2020

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Reception: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm – in Conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk.

Vermonters address injustice and explore truths through multiple artistic media.

Tell Me What’s Really Going On addresses social justice/injustice in the world through the works of multiple artists and media. The show looks at political art from both a historical and contempo-rary perspective to explore the importance of protest art; banners & signs and their role as organ-izing tools. The show highlights imagery and photography as ways to make us look at the world differently, and incorporates contemporary art to highlight that the power and inspiration for po-litical art can also happen outside of the streets.

Artists include: John Douglas, Michael Kuk, Diane Gayer, Jessica Morrison, Caitlin La Dolce, Marie Davis, Joseph Gainza, Jen Berger, and Jean Cherouny.

Guest Curator: Jen Berger / At the Root
Jen Berger is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist and educator based in Burlington, VT. She uses painting, printmaking, and performance for education and dialogue around social issues that affect us all.

2/29/20 12:00pm - 4/30/20 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

FUTURES

FUTURES

FUTURES
Science fiction artists often predict future technologies with surprising, and sometimes alarming accuracy. Space travel, cloning and more made appearances in the art of sci-fi before they were realities. This exhibition invites 24 contemporary artists to envision our future through the lens of science fiction. Futures is an exhibition part of 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group

Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured artwork: Control All Delete by Patrick Casey

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day:
Recent work by Pamela Wilson, Sarah Burns, Kimberly Hamlin and Alanna Phinney. On display in the third floor gallery. This show highlights four artists working in traditionally feminized craft and performance mediums whose personal art-making dovetails with community-based social practice.
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured Artwork: Moonrise Vase by Pamela Wilson

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Mar
11
2020
– THRU –
Apr
18
2020

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

LeARTE - A Celebration of Creativity

For decades the central and northern sectors of Vermont have been known as a bed of creativity. Valley Arts in Waitsfield, VT is pleased to present a show devoted to the celebration of those artists and artisans who make the area special.

LeArte brings together work by some of the most prominent names from the vast pool of northern Vermont’s artists and artisans. Oil, pastel and watercolor paintings as well as photography will be showcased along with three dimensional works in clay, glass, metal and fiber. The unique show will fill the Festival Galleries at Valley Arts.

The show opens March 11 with an artists’ reception on Sunday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. This is a FREE event.

3/11/20 1:00pm - 4/18/20 5:00pm

Valley Arts Festival Gallery, Waitsfield

Feb
29
2020
– THRU –
Apr
30
2020

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Tell Me What’s Really Going On An Exhibition Celebrating Creativity and Social Justice

Reception: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm – in Conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk.

Vermonters address injustice and explore truths through multiple artistic media.

Tell Me What’s Really Going On addresses social justice/injustice in the world through the works of multiple artists and media. The show looks at political art from both a historical and contempo-rary perspective to explore the importance of protest art; banners & signs and their role as organ-izing tools. The show highlights imagery and photography as ways to make us look at the world differently, and incorporates contemporary art to highlight that the power and inspiration for po-litical art can also happen outside of the streets.

Artists include: John Douglas, Michael Kuk, Diane Gayer, Jessica Morrison, Caitlin La Dolce, Marie Davis, Joseph Gainza, Jen Berger, and Jean Cherouny.

Guest Curator: Jen Berger / At the Root
Jen Berger is an interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist and educator based in Burlington, VT. She uses painting, printmaking, and performance for education and dialogue around social issues that affect us all.

2/29/20 12:00pm - 4/30/20 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Mar
17
2020
– THRU –
May
2
2020

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day

The Edges and the Corners of the Day:
Recent work by Pamela Wilson, Sarah Burns, Kimberly Hamlin and Alanna Phinney. On display in the third floor gallery. This show highlights four artists working in traditionally feminized craft and performance mediums whose personal art-making dovetails with community-based social practice.
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – May 2, 2020

Featured Artwork: Moonrise Vase by Pamela Wilson

Studio Place Arts, Barre