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Friday, January 12, 2018

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Jan
12
2018

Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico with The Contenders

Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico with The Contenders Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us for a good cause - and good music - to aid in the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Ticket proceeds will help the Green Mountain Disaster Relief Team (GMDRT) purchase water pumps for Nuestra Escuela students and their community in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Dylan Keith will also perform.

Time: 1/12/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jan
12
2018

Yale Russian Chorus

Yale Russian Chorus
Description:

The Yale Russian Chorus is a tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble specializing in sacred and secular Slavic choral music. Founded in 1953, the YRC is recognized as one of the world's premier performance ensembles of Slavic music today. The repertoire spans the twelfth century to the twenty-first, and stretches across Eastern Europe from Slovakia to Georgia. Songs include ancient chant, folk songs, and works by Tchaikovsky, Bortnyansky, Kedrov, and Chesnokov, to name a few. Performances in the past have been held at the White House, the Smithsonian, and the Russian Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.; Carnegie Hall, the Winter Garden, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan; and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral in Boston. The Yale Russian Chorus has also gone on tour in Canada, Ukraine, Russia, and throughout the United States, has recorded two high profile CDs, has cultivated major events such as the Slavic Choral Festival at Yale, and has attracted the attention of the professional arts media

Time: 1/12/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: UU Church 117 West Street, Rutland
Nov
3
2017
– THRU –
Jan
29
2018

Winter in Vermont

Winter in Vermont Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Our annual holiday show featuring the work of 40+ Guild artists and artisans. Fresh work on all media, include painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. Choose from unique artist-made ornaments on the gallery holiday tree.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Dec
23
2017
– THRU –
Feb
14
2018

It's Cold Outside

It's Cold Outside
Description:

Odanaksis ArtGroup returns to open their new exhibit "It's Cold Outside" at the Hartland Public Library on December 23, 2017, from 1-3 pm. The art group paints outside every Thursday somewhere in the Upper Valley between Newbury, VT and Cornish, NH. Many of the artworks included in this exhibit were painted at the weekly sessions.

The artists exhibiting their works include Jo Tate, Rebecca Bense, Karen Chalom, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Susan Rump, and Gail Barton.

Odanaksis means “little village” in Abenaki. Susan Rump, the coordinator of the group, welcomes all levels of artists to join. Sue remarked, "The social aspect of our “little village” of artists and sharing our work is sustaining to our members." Information on joining the group will be available at the exhibit.

Although the weather outside is cold, visit the library to enjoy the Odanaksis members’ art in warmth.

This exhibit will be open during the Hartland Library hours from December 23, 2017, through February 14, 2018.

Location: Hartland Public Library, Norwich
Jan
7
2018
– THRU –
Feb
15
2018

Where Would We Bee? Featuring the work of Colleen Grout & Kim Grall

Where Would We Bee? Featuring the work of Colleen Grout & Kim Grall Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Where Would We Bee?
Featuring the work of Colleen Grout & Kim Grall.

Opening Reception: January 10, 2019, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 7 - February 15, 2019

Where Would We Bee?

Without ART in our lives…
Without CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
Without NATURE and a Climate that sustains us…
Without FRIENDSHIP…
Without EACH OTHER…
Without BEES?

Where would we BEE brings together the art of encaustic painting and the crafting of gourds.
Colleen Grout and Kim Grall are united in their inspiration derived from nature and revel in the singular entity that connects their very different mediums…The Honeybee.

Colleen’s encaustic medium is predominately beeswax and Kim’s gourds depend heavily on Bees to pollinate the flowers that produce the variety of gourds she uses in her work.

WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT BEES?

Colleen Grout
Colleen Grout earned her BA in Art Education from Salem State University and her MEd in Education from Antioch University. She has been working in Art Education since 1977, teaching first at the Landmark School in Beverly Massachusetts. Upon moving to Westminster Vermont with her husband and two small children in 1985 she began teaching in the WNESU District in Grafton, Bellows Falls, Westminster and currently at the Saxtons River Elementary School. She shares both her acrylic and encaustic art work each summer at the Diamond Cove Art Gallery in Portland Maine. Her open studio and encaustic work has been part of the annual Putney Craft Tour, which is the longest running craft tour in the country. She is pleased to share her new works at the Main Street Arts Gallery, having only shared the work of her students on many other occasions.

"I have been an art educator for the past 30 years passionately working to inspire children on their journey within art discovery. I spend each summer painting on the coast of Maine, primarily in acrylics. Five years ago I discovered the joy of working in Encaustics. I know melting hot bees wax and fusing it to the surface of the support brings back the child within me. The word Encaustic is taken from the Greek word “encaustikos” and it means, “to burn in.” The fun begins as I relinquish an element of control because the wax has a mind of its own. I love the luminous translucency, the thickness of the medium and the ability to add texture in so many forms. Encaustic painting techniques are described as early as the first century AD by Roman authors. It has enjoyed a renewal of popularity recently and I add myself to the list of artists who have discovered the transformative ability this medium has to offer. I wish for my work to capture a colorful moment in time and help acknowledge that everything in life is temporary."
Kim Grall
I am a multi media artist with a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of Utah. I work with many mediums in many disciplines as diverse as fiber, digital photography and printmaking as well as painting, drawing and collage. I bring my background in fine art to working with gourds grown on my property, indulging my fancy for found objects, needlework and carving. Presently I am a member of the Putney Craft Tour.

People often ask how I got started with gourds and I say serendipity played a major role. I was ordering my garden seeds one year and saw hard shell gourd seeds for sale, ordered some and got hooked. Most of my life I lived in the woods, but now living along the river in full sun, I can grow very large gourds as well as a variety of other sizes.

There are so many things I love about working with gourds; from the numerous objects you can make with them to the unlimited mediums you can apply to them. But mostly I love their long history with people. They are found on almost every continent and have benefited civilizations and cultures through the centuries. When working with a gourd I can’t help but feel that connection to another time, to another place and especially to our planet Earth.

Time: 1/7/18 9:00am - 2/15/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
2
2017
– THRU –
Mar
30
2018

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Castleton University Art Galleries are excited to share "Living With The Earth," three collections of paintings by Joan Curtis, at Rutland City Hall. The Sunken Treasures group was engendered by abstracted still-life studies from Joan’s sculptures, which in turn suggest under-the-sea imagery. The panel group At One with Nature’s Wiles refers to humans living with dramatic changes in the world of nature. The Peaceable Kingdom series expresses the hope that we can continue to live with the wild animals of the Earth. All three collections were created between 2008 and 2015.

Time: 10/2/17 8:30am - 3/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland