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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Aug
10
2018

VJC's 43nd Summer Workshop Student Concert

VJC's 43nd Summer Workshop Student Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Friday, August 10, 2018

Showcasing students of the Vermont Jazz Center's 42nd annual Summer Workshop perform in professionally coached ensemble, trio, and featured vocalist settings.

Different concerts at 3:30 and 8 pm with break for dinner.

At the idyllic Putney School in Vermont.

$5 donation suggested.

Michael S. Currier Center
Putney School
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, Vermont 05346

www.vtjazz.org
802 254 9088
Ginger Morawski
ginger@vtjazz.org

Time: 8/10/18 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Michael S. Currier Center Putney School 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Brattleboro
Aug
10
2018

ASHLEY STORROW TRIO

ASHLEY STORROW TRIO Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Up-and-coming songwriter, Ashley Storrow’s radiant voice and thoughtfully crafted songs have quickly grabbed listeners’ attention. She began writing as a child on a farm in Western Massachusetts with a hay wagon as the stage and sheep for an audience. She has since expanded her following, ranking #2 on Reverbnation’s folk music chart in Maine, and she has shared the stage with Putnam Smith at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase and One Longfellow Square (2016).

Ashley released her debut CD the “Bear and the Bird” in July 2016. According to the Portland Press Herald, “The Bear and the Bird” is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye.” Ashley’s warmth and honesty draw you in and invite you to feel the same. “The Bear and The Bird” is a distillation of 20 years of ideas scrapped on the back of journals, textbooks, and phone recordings. The 12 songs explore tensions between living a life of responsibility vs. freedom and simplicity vs. impact as well as age old stories of love and death.

Ashley is joined by many celebrated musicians on this record including April Reed-Cox on cello, Nate Martin on upright bass, Emma Stanley on trumpet, Putnam Smith on guitar and vocal harmonies, Jud Caswell on 12 string guitar, and Charles Lester on percussion.

My mission is to write songs that respond to life emotionally as a young woman, a public servant, a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a human being with a voice. – Ashley Storrow

*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*

Time: 8/10/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Woodstock History Center Back Lawn, Woodstock
Aug
10
2018

Marlboro Music, concert 10

Marlboro Music, concert 10 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The New Yorker lauds Marlboro Music as "the classical world's most coveted retreat." Join us for five weeks of concerts and open rehearsals, this summer from July 14 through August 12. 50% off tickets are available for this Friday, August 10 concert with purchase of tickets for both Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12.

Every season, a multigenerational community of both emerging and established musicians gathers for over a month at Marlboro in order to rehearse music of the musicians' own choice. Every week, a concert program is selected from the most productive and compelling rehearsals. This ensures that the repertoire is a surprise each summer, but one that always promises freshness, insightfulness, and vigor.

Check our website, facebook, and instagram, or subscribe to our newsletter, for open rehearsal and concert program updates as they are determined throughout the summer.

Time: 8/10/18 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Persons Auditorium, 2472 South Road on the campus of Marlboro College, Marlboro
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater with Dominic DiBenedetto
August 6-10, Performance on 8/10 at 7pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ages: 6th - 12 grade
$230 Scholarships Available

What is your perspective? What do you have to say? This camp will be an original, student-composed performance straight play, but the students will bring their ideas to the table, so there may be some music incorporated. It will not be a traditional musical. I will work with students as individuals, pairs, or small groups for scenes they compose. I have original poetry, centered on teen issues, that will help inspire us. The collection is called, Voices We Hear in the Hall: poems and stories about the distraction of growing up.

You can direct your web browsers to voiceswehearinthehall.org to learn more!

Dominic DeBenedetto
Dominic E DiBenedetto is a local educator currently in his 11th year teaching 8th grade English at Keene Middle School, and he has experience teaching at the high school and college level. He has been working at summer camps and similar programs for the past fifteen years, teaching writing, literature, and drama. Dominic holds a Master of Education degree and was a recipient of the Promising Practitioner Award by the New England League of Middle Schools.

As a writer, Dominic has been a summer fellow for the National Writing Project, and he enjoys writing poetry, drama, and personal essays - his "This I Believe" essay can be found on the NPR website.

As a performer, Dominic has most recently portrayed Henderson in You Can't Take it With You, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, and most recently Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Time: 8/6/18 8:30am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jun
28
2018
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Aug
12
2018

MGFA Feature Exhibit: Torin Porter's "DayDreams"

MGFA Feature Exhibit: Torin Porter's "DayDreams" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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.

Torin Porter’s stylized figures reflect complex facets of humanity, creating modern world archetypes. As Porter speaks of DayDreams, “[These sculptures] exist externally but we experience them internally. When we behold them with our senses, feel their weight and texture and see their forms change in response to our movements, they come to life as they interact with the associations they bring.” Simplistic and playful at first glance, each sculpture in DayDreams holds layers of symbolism, easily accessible for the viewer to unfold.

Growing up in Northern Vermont, Porter spent summers with the Bread and Puppet Theater and later performed with the MOMIX dance company and rock band Jane’s Addiction. Porter’s sculptures have been exhibited in galleries throughout New England and New York. He currently resides in Glover, VT.

The gallery will also introduce a selection of works by Willa Cox and Erika Radich. Cox’s richly surfaced, mixed media paintings reflect the artist’s reaction to the visual complexities found in nature. Her love of these qualities has provided the foundation of her artmaking since her childhood days in Hawaii. Radich has created new monoprints which utilize collaged fragments of her earlier prints, which serve to further abstract and construct images of feelings, emotions and symbols.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.


Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8290
www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com
Wed. - Sun. 11-5

Time: 6/28/18 5:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Aug
9
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music X

Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music X Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Led by August Watters, a Boston area teacher and composer, this festival is designed for the classical mandolin community and for concertgoers interested in classical chamber music.

The purpose of the festival is to create learning and performance opportunities for those interested in chamber music composed for mandolin and its related instruments (as well as classical guitar).

Participants will rehearse in preparation for a concert on Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm.


SPECIAL GUESTS

Aleksei Aleksandrov and Ekaterina Skliar are masters of the Russian Domra. Alex and Kate are prize-winning virtuosos of the domra, a Russian folk instrument with a rich and diverse literature. They are also masters of the American-style mandolin, and perform music drawing on classical and jazz idioms.


THE MUSIC

A great wealth of music exists for mandolin-guitar ensembles. Since most of it has been forgotten or out of the public eye for generations, it's an exciting time to be a mandolinist! FMCM provides an opportunity to explore mandolin ensemble music, from baroque to romantic and contemporary works.


THE PARTICIPANTS

FMCM is open to anyone who plays mandolin, mandola, or guitar, and reads standard notation. Music will be available for advance preparation. Guitar parts will be written in standard classical guitar format, although pick-style guitar may substitute for mandola. A violin teacher is always on staff, so violinists who wish to try mandolin are welcome.


THE PROGRAM

Participants will divide their time between ensemble rehearsals, workshops, and informal chamber music sessions. A variety of workshops will be available, addressing technique, repertoire, and theory.


THE CONCERT

The workshop will culminate in a public concert on Sunday at 3 pm. August Watters will perform with the New England Mandolin Ensemble, special guests and Festival participants. Together we'll put together a wide-ranging concert, illustrating the many sounds of the concert mandolin. Tickets for the concert may be purchased HERE.


THE FACULTY: AUGUST WATTERS

August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/ arranger, and teacher in the Boston area. As a composer, performer, teacher and conductor, he is actively engaged in today’s revival of this most elegant instrument, and the advancement of its musical traditions. His work as an interpreter, improviser, composer and arranger bridges contemporary classical music, jazz, folk music traditions, and the historical concert mandolin repertoire.

Time: 8/9/18 4:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Jul
7
2018
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Aug
18
2018

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics
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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
Aug
10
2018
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Aug
19
2018

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: The Fourth Wall Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

• Aug 10 - 19
The Fourth Wall • Oldcastle has produced nine of A. R. Gurney's plays, but none quite like this thoughtful comedy that includes five Cole Porter songs. Laugh, and enjoy witty tunes while contemplating what is real and what is theatrical artifice with a splendid cast.

Time: 8/10/18 7:30pm - 8/19/18 9:30pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Jul
27
2018
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Aug
25
2018

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit

UNBOUND VOL. VIII Book Art Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A juried show of artists from the northeast looking to explore "the book" as concept, object and format. The broad theme of "UNBOUND VOL. VIII" encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a "book" is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point or as material to explore new ideas.

Opening Reception: Friday July 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

Special Bookstock Weekend Hours: Sat July 28th & Sun July 29th, 11am-4pm

Exhibit Dates: July 27th - August 25th

Opening in conjunction with the kick off of Bookstock! Please visit bookstockvt.org for more information about this great event!

Time: 7/27/18 5:30pm - 8/25/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Aug
9
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Vermont Arts 2018
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A witty reinvention of the classic Jane Austen novel. By Kate Hamill.

The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from all sides to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? When she meets the standoffish, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy, they clash initially, but is there something deeper behind their animosity? Literature’s greatest tale of manners, society and love has never felt so theatrical or spirited than it does in this effervescent adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance from acclaimed writer and actress Kate Hamill (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility).

Details
Wednesday-Sunday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Wednesday & Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Ticket Price: $30 - $58
Tickets Available Online dorsettheatrefestival.org or by contacting our Box Office
(802) 867-2223 ext 101, boxoffice@dorsettheatrefestival.org

Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Aug
2
2018
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Aug
26
2018

A Doll's House Part 2

A Doll's House Part 2 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A comic sequel to the famed modern drama.
Written by Lucas Hnath
15 years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life, she returns to the place she once called home with an urgent request. This hilarious and bold new play examines marriage, family, and traditional gender roles nearly 150 years after the original A Doll’s House was written.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
27
2018

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project

Opening Reception for Tom Merwin and the Forty-Seven Main Street artists :The Drawing Water Project Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Drawing Water Project is an engaged creative movement to dismantle social marginalization through the arts. For the past 3 years, the painters of Forty-Seven Main Street together with their paintings and poetry travel beyond the social construct that separates and marginalizes the creative voice of ‘the other’. They work together to challenge the convenient labels of disability, mental illness and poverty to transform barriers into opportunities for mutual beauty and growth.

Time: 8/5/18 2:00pm - 8/27/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Pawlet
Aug
9
2018
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Sep
2
2018

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Rock and Roll history comes alive.
Written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott.

Be a fly on the wall of the greatest jam session of all time. Inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, this high-energy musical is an event you won’t soon forget.

Details

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm

Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Ticket Price: $54 - $68. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Location: Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, Weston
Jul
28
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life

Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life
Description:

The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, will present an exhibit on Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni and his years living and working in Manchester. Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life opens July 28 and runs through September 9 in Gallery I at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

From 1939, when he bought a farmhouse and barn in east Manchester, until just before his death in 1988, the New York City-based artist spent every summer painting landscapes of trees, barns and buildings in Manchester and the surrounding towns. Lucioni had discovered Vermont in 1933 and was inspired by its similarity to northern Italy where he was born in 1900. “I was reborn in this majestic setting and I fell in love with Vermont,” he said later.

There are many who remember seeing him by the side of the road, easel set up, paint brush in hand, his familiar Woody station wagon parked nearby. During those years, community members and summer visitors got to know him personally and he was an honored and frequent guest in many homes. His paintings and etchings were much prized and collected, frequently being given as gifts on important occasions.

The show will include paintings, etchings, sketch books, and some of the artist’s personal items as well as photographs of his home in Manchester and family members now in the MHS Collection, thanks to the gift by Sharron and Frank Kropa who knew Lucioni well. Paintings and etchings from the collections of private owners as well as the Southern Vermont Arts Center will also be on display. A short video of the artist recorded in the early 1960s by Vermont Public Television will also be part of the exhibit.

MHS is grateful to Art Licensing International for their underwriting support of the exhibit and the generosity of our corporate sponsors and our members.

Visit the SVAC website for hours of operation svac.org. For more information contact MHS at
info@manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org or 802.549.4582.

Time: 7/28/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
May
12
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
Description:

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