Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont
WEST RUTLAND, VT- Instructor Zoe Marr Hilliard will inspire children ages 6-8 with “EARTH, WIND, FIRE, WATER!” at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center July 9-13. https://carvingstudio.org/?p=3635. Students are sure to fall under the spell of this elemental kingdom of stone.
|Time:||7/9/18 8:30am - 7/13/18 2:30pm|
|Location:||The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland|
Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!
|Time:||7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm|
|Location:||PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock|
Ages 8+, $225
|Time:||7/9/18 10:00am - 7/14/18 4:00pm|
|Location:||Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington|
Join us as we welcome Cuban-American, Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada to the Gallery as part of our Cuban Cultural Festival. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm
|Time:||6/26/18 11:00am - 7/14/18 7:00pm|
|Location:||ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret|
A laugh-till-you-cry comedy for anyone who’s ever known a baby. Jessie can’t find any Mom Friends in her new Long Island neighborhood until she and larger-than-life Lina start sneaking out for coffee between their duplexes during nap times. When a wealthy neighbor comes down from the hill overlooking their hangout, the sleep-deprived comedy of new parenthood shows a different side of itself. CRY IT OUT is an honestly absurd look at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.
|Location:||Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset|
The New York Times features the 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL as one of 15 summer favorites! Read more here: http://bit.ly/NYT15SummerFestivals
This summer, Vermonters take the lead in honoring The Four Freedoms when THE MILL hosts the first annual 4 FREEDOMS FESTIVAL℠. Inspired by his Arlington neighbors, Norman Rockwell captured the essence of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear in simple everyday scenes. The FESTIVAL not only celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous oil series’ original printing in The Saturday Evening Post, but also recognizes the current relevance of these 4 essential human rights in 2018.
THE STORY: In 1942, illustrators enjoyed celebrity status – and Norman Rockwell was a superstar. He was too old to enlist, but still wanted to do his part, so he volunteered his services to The War Department to paint a series of posters inspired by F.D.R.’s Four Freedoms Speech. Despite his fame, Rockwell was flat-out rejected. They told him: “In the last war, we used illustrators like you. This time around, we want fine arts men. You know… real artists.” Using this episode as a framework, the musical PERFECT PICTURE explores Rockwell’s life, loves, insecurities, and resilience.
4-Time TONY AWARD Nominee, Randy Skinner (Broadway’s 42nd Street, Dames at Sea, State Fair, White Christmas) directs and choreographs the musical, which juxtaposes the extraordinary story of Rockwell’s quest to create the iconic 4 Freedoms suite (which ultimately helped win World War II) with a portrait of the artist and his life, which was anything but a perfect picture.
TONY and EMMY AWARD Winner Lillias White (Cy Coleman’s The Life, Dreamgirls, Sesame Street) stars as “Amy the Wild Woman” who taught Rockwell his creed: “Don’t show life the way it really is, but how folks want it to be.”
The cast also includes OLIVIER AWARD Nominee Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins, Travesties); Sara Esty (An American in Paris, Beast in the Jungle); Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea); and Jeremy Benton (Cagney, 42nd Street). Additional cast members to be announced shortly.
Book by Eileen Bluestone Sherman with Music & Lyrics by the EMMY AWARD Winning “Bluestone Sisters” (Gail C. Bluestone & Eileen Bluestone Sherman). Musical Direction by Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz). Musical Arrangements by Sam Willmott with additional Dance Arrangements by Rob Berman. Scenic Design by William
This is a co-production between Joshua Sherman Productions and THE MILL.
CREATE 4 FREEDOM℠ Contest
Saturday, July 7. 2018, 11:00am
The location for this year's reunion carries extra significance as selected by the reunion organizers. Arlington’s high school burned to the ground in November of 1940. In January of 1941, an emergency town meeting was held to debate whether or not to re-build what stands today as Arlington Memorial High School. Rockwell attended the Town Hall meeting and witnessed his neighbor standing up and exercising his Freedom of Speech. He was inspired to create the first of his four iconic Four Freedoms paintings.
A presentation by local art historian Don Trachte, Jr. is scheduled to take place at the high school's MACK Performing Arts Center from 11:00am-12:30pm. In keeping with tradition, The Arlington Lions Club will again prepare a fundraising barbecue luncheon at the high school immediately following the models reunion presentation from 12:30pm-2:00pm. This event is open to the public and subject to limited seating.
NORMAN ROCKWELL AND THE ARLINGTON ARTISTS
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:00 pm
Friday, July 13, 2018
Friday July 20, 2018, 4:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 noon
Given Norman Rockwell’s long association with The Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scout Troops from Arlington and neighboring towns are partnering with the FESTIVAL to place over 2,000 American flags, lining the perimeter of the Factory Point Town Green.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
The Carnival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the local fire company. Venue: Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, 2018 at the Arlington Recreational Park.
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 pm
As there is no charge for admission, donations to support THE MILL will be accepted at the door.
|Time:||7/7/18 11:00am - 7/22/18 2:00pm|
|Location:||Southern Vermont, Manchester|
The groundbreaking new musical.
Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
|Location:||Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston|
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 (5:30 - 7:30pm)
|Time:||6/27/18 9:00am - 7/31/18 3:00pm|
|Location:||Main Street Arts, Bellows Falls|
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center presents an exhibit of Recent Work by sculptor Ed Smith July 7-August 5, 2018. Mr. Smith's work in bronze and plaster uses classical imagery to explore the "mythic and heroic aspects of the Artist and man." https://www.edsmithfineart.com.
|Time:||7/8/18 10:00am - 8/5/18 4:00pm|
|Location:||The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland|
Mary Fran Lloyd's show LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT has been currently open and will be up until August 9th at the Rutland City Hall, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 - 5. There is no opening reception for the show.
|Location:||Rutland City Hall, Rutland|
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present DayDreams, an exhibition of steel sculptures by Torin Porter. The show opens Thursday, June 28 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, June 30th from 5-7pm.
|Time:||6/28/18 5:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm|
|Location:||Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro|
A show of accomplished artists making paintings, photographs and ceramics. The gallery is part of the Fourth Corner Foundation, 578 Hitchcodk Hill Rd. in Windham, VT. The phone there is 802-875-2194. Fourth Corner is a showcase for creative ideas in art, architecture, landscaping and gardening.
|Time:||7/7/18 10:00am - 8/18/18 5:00pm|
|Location:||The Fourth Corner Foundation, 578 Hitchcock Hill Rd., Windham|
This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as those from the La Petite Reine series (translated as the little queen, an early French term for the modern safety bicycle)which celebrates the sense of liberation, that feeling of freedom in space afforded by the bicycle.
|Time:||5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm|
|Location:||Bennington Museum, Bennington|
Dian Parker’s exhibit features abstract oil paintings on canvas, as well as mixed media works on black walnut stained paper.
|Time:||7/6/18 5:00pm - 9/26/18 11:59pm|
|Location:||Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction|