Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont
WEST RUTLAND, VT- The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center hosts Artist in Residence Aleksandar Eftimovski for the month of July. The Macedonian sculptor will be translating a wood maquette into a large scale marble piece during his stay. Aleksandar Eftimovski will present an Artist Talk on July 17 at 7 PM. http://www.aleksandareftimovski.com/
The Artist Talk is free and open to the public. For more information on workshop, exhibition and residency programs at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, please call (802) 438-2097, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.carvingstudio.org.
7/17/19 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
A new play from the author of DOWNSTAIRS
A dying plant shop in a dying urban neighborhood receives a visitor from the past: Meghan, the neighborhood screw-up, whose suicide attempt followed a terrible tragedy. Roger, the store owner, wants nothing to do with this situation, but Meghan is improbably clinging to life. Can a soul beyond saving be saved? A play about courage, redemption and photosynthesis.
Dorset Theatre Festival Resident Playwright Theresa Rebeck (Broadway’s 2018 Bernhardt/Hamlet), has developed more than six productions at the Festival that have gone on to other stages around the country, including 2017’s Downstairs starring Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, which ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in fall 2018. The Most Broadway-Produced Female Playwright of Our Time, Rebeck returns to Dorset on the heels of the new spy thriller, 355 (with Jessica Chastain’s production company Freckle Films), for which she penned the script, having sold at the Cannes Film Festival market last spring.
DIG has received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award to support the world premiere production at Dorset Theatre Festival. Piloted in 2006 with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards give plays in development extended rehearsal periods for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to non-profit theatres for 393 new plays to date. The Edgerton Foundation was awarded the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.
7/11/19 7:30pm - 7/27/19 10:00pm
Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to announce the artist opening and reception for "Lyell Castonguay: Tributes," an exhibition of woodblock prints Saturday, June 15, 5-7 pm. The show continues through July 28, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for July 14, 5 pm.
Castonguay is co-founder, along with Carand Burnet, of BIG INK, a unique, travelling, nationally recognized woodblock printmaking partnership providing audiences an opportunity to create large - up to 8 feet - hand pulled woodcuts.
Castonguay’s woodblock prints invoke disparate influences including Japanese ukiyo-e, the naturalist works of Audubon and the expressionism of Baskin. He fills his paracosm with familiar animals made beholden with human emotions. Being a birder himself, most of his images are avian or strangely bird-like, bold personalities seemingly at odds with each subject’s intrinsic wildness. The artist’s distorted narratives often incorporate covert references to environmental decline, natural resource commodification, and displacement.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Regular gallery hours: Wed. - Mon., 11-5.
6/15/19 5:00pm - 7/28/19 7:00pm
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
The most popular American playwright in history was, easily, Neil Simon, and comedic master's best play, according to many critics, gets a revival at Oldcastle Theatre as the company presents "Brighton Beach Memoirs" opening Friday July 12th.
Fifteen year old Eugene, modeled on Simon himself, is preoccupied with sex, and the Yankees, a writer-to-be, an alternately perplexed and perceptive observer, and our narrator and guide to life in the Jerome family. The play is set in September of 1937, late in the depression, the Jeromes have relatives living with them, and life is by no means easy. But as the playwright portrays it, it is neither miserable no pitiful. The Jeromes are troubled: there is illness, unemployment, poverty, deep resentments and foreboding signs of World War II. Yet the family meets challenges with such enormous spirit, dignity and vigor that life---at once humorous and poignant---is something to celebrate.
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees Thursday, Sunday and First Saturday at 2 pm
331 Main St., Bennington
The shows will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of Vermont paintings by artist Celia Reisman.
6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm
BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main Street, Rochester
The show will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of watercolors by outsider artist Helen Matteson.
6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm
BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester
Photography by Marek Jagoda & Ea Maples
July 8th through August 16th
Artist Reception: Friday, July 12th 5:30 - 7 p.m.
A photography exhibit featuring the work of Marek Jagoda and Ea Maples. Ea and Marek are fine art photographers who have spent the last three years together exploring interesting places and historic buildings including many abandoned theaters throughout New England. They have documented the beautiful architecture of these theaters as well as done creative work in the mezzanines, stages, powder rooms, balconies, and foyers of these grand places that were built in a time where a great deal of attention was placed on the beauty of a space rather than just its functionality. The exhibit will also include some of their work photographing performances of Main Street Arts. The exhibit will pass through the spaces theater has occupied, the ghosts of these places, and the living soul of theater today.
7/8/19 9:00am - 8/16/19 3:00pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.
In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.
OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk
7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm
White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton