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Friday, September 14, 2018

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Sep
14
2018

Book Launch: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Book Launch: The Benefits of Being an Octopus
Description:

Celebrate the launch of Brattleboro author Ann Braden’s middle-grade novel The Benefits of Being an Octopus. This family-friendly party will also serve as a benefit for the Women’s Freedom Center.

Enjoy book-themed foods like yogurt, saltines with Easy Cheese, and chocolate pudding, as well as cupcakes with octopuses on top! Listen to a short reading from the novel, followed by a conversation between Ann Braden and Brattleboro’s Brooks Memorial Library Director Starr Latronica, and learn about the important work of the Women’s Freedom Center.

There will be octopus tattoos, stickers, fun facts, selfies, and everyone will be encouraged to show off their best octopus dance moves!

A fun time will be had by all… no matter how many arms you have.

Time: 9/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Aug
31
2018
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Sep
29
2018

Tecari Shuman: PAINTINGS

Tecari Shuman: PAINTINGS Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Opening Reception: Friday, August 31 from 4:00-7:00pm
The Brandon artist presents 42 abstract and modern paintings that creatively and imaginatively explore the depth of his personal trials and life experiences. Shuman turned to painting as a solace and inspiration to find deeper meaning in his life after developing post-polio syndrome, hydrocephalous, and Parkinson's disease.

Time: 8/31/18 10:00am - 9/29/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
Sep
13
2018
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Sep
29
2018

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: The Fantasticks

ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: The Fantasticks Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned -- only to discover a more mature, meaningful love -- is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become classics. September 13-16, 19-23, 26-29. Tickets and exact performance days and times can be found on our website.

Time: 9/13/18 7:30pm - 9/29/18 9:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center/Grange Theatre, South Pomfret
Aug
16
2018
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Sep
30
2018

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices"

MGFA features a selection of Zea Mays printmakers in "Voices" Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present "Voices", a selection of Zea Mays printmakers. "Voices" will feature selected work by Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Multiple printmaking techniques utilized by the artists include monotype, collagraph, drypoint, etching and woodcut. The exhibition opens Thursday, August 16 at 5pm, with an Artist Reception Saturday, August 18, 5 - 7pm. An Artist Talk will take place Saturday, August 25 at 5pm.

Sweet corn (Zea Mays) has the ability to extract toxins from the soil. Zea Mays Printmaking, located in Florence, Massachusetts, is a professional studio, gallery, and research center and educational facility dedicated to safe and sustainable printmaking practices. The center stands as an international leader in the research and application of environmentally sustainable printmaking. The facility houses 6000 sq. feet of printmaking studios, and offers workshops, residencies, internships, artist mentorships and contract printing services to an international community of artists.

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

Time: 8/16/18 5:00pm - 9/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Sep
7
2018
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Sep
30
2018

The Onyxed Goat Opening Reception

The Onyxed Goat Opening Reception
Description:

118 Gallery presents "Onyx Goat" featuring artists Laura Jane Walker & Justin Kinney, Sept. 7th thru 30th. As the rust crawls beneath the paint and pushes it off, like the notions of success we carry in our heart, this exhibition breaks away the ideas of painting and sculpture to reveal the interwoven history of Laura and Justin's lives in the studio. Laura Jane Walker has had numerous exhibitions through-out Portland, Oregon, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Chester, Vermont. Currently, Laura works as a full-time artist in Brattleboro Vt. Justin Kinney moved to So. Vermont where he studied and worked with oil painter Eric Aho. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and interned with Oregon sculpture Lee Kelly. Currently Justin resides in Brattleboro, Vt. Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12 to 3 and by appointment. For more info: lcmendelsund@gmail.com

Time: 9/7/18 5:30pm - 9/30/18 11:59pm
Location: 118 Elliot, Brattleboro
Sep
14
2018
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Oct
12
2018

Stephen Petegorsky Photography Exhibit

Stephen Petegorsky Photography Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Feick Arts Center is pleased to announce our first exhibit of the season. “Stephen Petegorsky - Photography” opens on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont with a reception from 5-7pm including refreshments, music, and a chance to meet the artist. The exhibit features a series of images based on cleared and stained animal specimens that Petegorsky remakes into haunting photographs that highlight the poetic and lyrical qualities of morphology.

Growing up in New York City, Stephen Petegorsky’s exposure to animals was limited. He saw dogs, squirrels, and depressed creatures in their depressing surroundings at the Central Park Zoo. But he was fascinated by the dioramas in the Museum of Natural History. There, the science and art of taxidermy combined with props and painted backgrounds allowed him to see animals in a manner that would otherwise have been impossible; it fueled his curiosity to no end.

Cleared and stained specimens are equally captivating to Petegorsky. In this process used by scientists to study morphology, small mammals, reptiles, fish, and amphibians are soaked in a solution that renders tissue transparent, and stains are used to make bones and cartilage a darker color. This allows their interior structure to be visible, giving us a window into a world that is beautiful, elegant, and complex. It serves as a point of departure for Petegorsky’s imagination.

Born in New York City, Petegorsky has lived in western Massachusetts for over 40 years. He graduated from Amherst College in 1975 as a Fine Arts major, and later received an M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.

His creative work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut, and currently works as a freelance photographer specializing in photography of artworks.

He has been interested in animals – alive, dead, taxidermed – for as long as he can remember.

His exhibit at the Feick Arts Center runs from Friday, September 14 until Friday, October 12. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening reception runs from 5-7pm on Sept. 14. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday by chance or appointment. The Feick Arts Center is located at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. For more information call 802-287-8398 or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/TheFeick.

Time: 9/14/18 9:00am - 10/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College, Poultney
Sep
9
2018
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Oct
22
2018

SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exciting group of artists will present sculptural and video installations for SculptFest2018 at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Proposals were submitted in response to this year’s theme of “Interdependence.” Guest curator Alisa Dworsky selected site-specific works by artists Charles Hickey, Amy Königbauer, Sophia Latysheva, Jessica Leete and Nathaniel Lieb with Eva Schmidt. Also chosen, Susan Maas, Indigo Naar, Sayward Schoonmaker, Lynn Sullivan and Sam Talbot-Kelly.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, with a self-guiding map available for visitors. SculptFest2018 closes October 22. For more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center by telephone at (802) 438-2097 or email to info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 9/9/18 10:00am - 10/22/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Aug
27
2018
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Nov
3
2018

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Dates & Times:
Exhibition: Monday, August 27th 2018 – Saturday, November 3rd 2018
Reception: Thursday, September 27th, 4-6 pm in the Christine Price Gallery
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 27th, 12:30 pm in the Herrick Auditorium

Brief Synopsis:
This exhibition is a collection of photographs, divided by images that document human interventions and text, in rural and urban landscapes, and through images that chronicles things Robert finds amusing. Beginning his photographic journey at Castleton, Robert reveals a photographic theme of capturing daily moments in time and space.

About the Artist:
Robert Gilson photographs daily wherever he is, and does not restrict his photographic practice to a specific subject. He is a Castleton University alumni, and his photographs have been exhibited and published in the U.S. and in Europe.

Time: 8/27/18 8:00am - 11/3/18 4:00pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Castleton
Aug
31
2018
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Nov
5
2018

Reinventing the View: Paintings by Ashley Wolff at the Brandon Artists Guild

Reinventing the View: Paintings by Ashley Wolff at the Brandon Artists Guild Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) announces a show of new paintings by Leicester artist Ashley Wolff. The exhibit, “Reinventing the View” runs August 31 through November 5. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception Friday, August 31 from 5 to 7PM.

Ashley has built a devoted following with her colorful watercolors, gouache paintings and children’s book illustrations. The vibrant, celebratory pieces she has selected for “Reinventing the View” stem from a more personal source.

“I chose the title, ‘Reinventing the View’ to mark being back in my home state, but without either parent,” Ashley explains, “After 34 years in California I returned to live close to my mother. The lush bouquets of flowers painted in gouache are an outpouring of emotion following Mom’s death in May. She loved saturated color and anything purple.”

The other half of the show includes transparent watercolors. “It’s a medium I first learned and practiced with my father, who died 30 years ago,” says Ashley. “So it appears, without conscious planning, that I’m honoring both parents with work they would have loved if they could be here.”

“Reinventing the Landscape” is part of Vermont Arts 2018 – a year-long celebration highlighting arts events across the state, sponsored by the Vermont Arts Council.

Time: 8/31/18 5:00pm - 11/5/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon