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Friday, March 15, 2019

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Mar
15
2019

Off the Shelf with Frances Mayes - Ticketed Event

Off the Shelf with Frances Mayes - Ticketed Event
Description:

Northshire is thrilled to welcome Frances Mayes, the beloved author of Under the Tuscan Sun, to Manchester where she will present her enticing new book See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy, a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrossed the country from the Dolomites to the tip of Sicily.

This will be an "Off the Shelf" in conversation event moderated by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio's Joe Donahue of "Roundtable" and "The Book Show." It will be recorded live for later airing on "The Book Show."

Tickets Available Now - This event will take place at the Riley Center for the Arts on the campus of Burr and Burton Academy. We are offering two tiers of tickets through Eventbrite: General Admission which comes with a free copy of the book & a limited Two Seat option that comes with one free copy of the book. Your ticket/receipt will be emailed to you, please bring it with you to the event to gain admission.

Time: 3/15/19 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Barton Academy, Manchester Center
Mar
15
2019

Durham County Poets at Brandon Music, Friday March 15 at 7:30pm

Durham County Poets at Brandon Music, Friday March 15 at 7:30pm
Description:

Brandon Music is thrilled to welcome back Durham County Poets. Hailing from Ormstown, Quebec and the surrounding Chateauguay Valley, the five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style best described as bluesy country/folk with a lot of verve. The lead singer, Kevin Harvey, is a naturally laid back vocalist who nails the essence of whatever song he’s singing, bringing it to life in a way that serves the music and, particularly, the lyrics. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good time feel that the band creates, which has been captivating their audiences consistently since their inception 6 years ago. They have just added a drummer to the band – Rob Couture (formerly of the Echo Hunters.) The Durham County Poets also feature David Whyte on electric guitars and vocals, Neil Elsmore on guitars and vocals and Carl Rufh on double bass and vocals.

Time: 3/15/19 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Feb
7
2019
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Mar
16
2019

Keep the Car Running

Keep the Car Running
Description:

Jonathan Schechner’s color photographs from the project For the Time Being explore the themes of home, belonging, isolation, and the various intersections of people and the environment. In his work, he is processing his own sense of not belonging where he lives. Jonathan moved to Vermont from Israel as a teenager in 2005 and still faces a lack of clarity as to what home is for him – and where it might be.

Kelly Burgess’ photographs from her book "Sing Me Back Home" were made on road trips across the United States between 2012-2018. Her work is an exploration of the external American landscape and an internal emotional landscape using image, text, irony, and repeating themes. She uses the road trip as a means of searching and the exploration of the cultural and social perception of loneliness. The photographs seat themselves within the context of the American road trip within photography and literature: a coming of age journey that is almost entirely male. "Sing Me Back Home" begins with the examination of a heartbreak and the ubiquitous nature of those emotions existing within the irony of isolating and creating her own world while simultaneously going out on the road to search for fulfillment.

Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Feb
27
2019
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Mar
17
2019

Buyer & Cellar

Buyer & Cellar
Description:

Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement mini-mall of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand. One day, the star herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Time: 2/27/19 7:30pm - 3/17/19 6:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

Film: Fighting With My Family

Film: Fighting With My Family
Description:

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. When only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Directed by Stephen Merchant.

Time: 3/15/19 7:30pm - 3/18/19 9:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Mar
15
2019
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Mar
18
2019

Film: Green Book

Film: Green Book
Description:

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. Golden Globe winner.

Directed by Peter Farrelly

Time: 3/15/19 9:30pm - 3/18/19 11:59pm
Location: Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock
Mar
4
2019
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Mar
29
2019

Color the World with Kindness

Color the World with Kindness
Description:

Main Street Arts presents the artwork of Saxtons River Elementary students explores peace and coloring the world with kindness. On exhibit from March 4th through March 29th. Opening Reception Thursday, March 7th complete with bake sale to support the end of year field trip!

Time: 3/4/19 9:00am - 3/29/19 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Mar
2
2019
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Apr
14
2019

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations

Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations
Description:

Mar. 2 - Apr. 14: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations, with an artist’s opening reception Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm. The exhibit continues through April 14, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for March 23, 5 pm.
Gene Parulis has been absorbed in photographing the world for fifty years, and his passion for photography is central to his teaching and traveling. He has taught in diverse places from a mountain village in Algeria to Kuwait University, California to Vermont and has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. He has worked closely with writers, illustrating themes relating to spirituality, and personal and professional development. Included among his collaborations are The Twelve Steps of Forgiveness and The Wisdom of the Self by Paul Ferrini, Teaching as a Meditative Practice by Lauren Alderfer and most recently The Meditative Gardiner by Cheryl Wilfong, winner of several Small Press awards.
Parulis’ latest work shows his continued fascination with digitally manipulated imagery. Through city or deep wood, local or abroad, Parulis leads us into places of stunning beauty and clarity, but he uses the always exquisite details to serve his restless and relentless quest to heighten or magnify mystery, mood and movement. He repeats, splits apart, stretches, reverses and then reconfigures objects and spaces. But whether subtly shifted or acutely altered, Parulis’ newly crafted worlds are totally credible as places we have - or would like to - visit and explore.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 3/2/19 5:00pm - 4/14/19 11:59pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Mar
8
2019
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Apr
26
2019

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit

"Pieces of the Past" Native American Exhibit
Description:

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our “Pieces of the Past” Native American Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, March 8th from 5pm to 8pm.

The Exhibit will feature a wide variety of items created by earlier generations and contemporary artists from the Abenaki and Mohawk people of the Champlain Valley region. This project is a result of the collaboration between the Chaffee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, College of St. Joseph and Professor Kurt Fetter, and the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. The first floor galleries will include clothing and accessories made for daily wear and special occasions, century-old baskets from both Abenaki and Mohawk artists, a beaded handbag made of tanned deer hide, jewelry, flags, a lacrosse stick, musical instruments, and other objects for ceremonial use. Visual arts include paintings, drawings in ink and charcoal, and photographs that reflect both Mohawk and Abenaki life. “It is good to have a balance between ancient and contemporary,” said Professor Kurt Fetter, of the College of St. Joseph, “otherwise a particular kind of narrative is propagated about Indigenous people.”

Additionally, the second floor galleries will showcase the inspiring works of our Juried Chaffee Member Artists. There will be various media represented in both two and three dimensional work.

This event is free for all to attend. Come experience “Pieces of the Past” and the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion. Mingle with artists and community members while enjoying food tastings, beverages, wine provided by Putney Mountain Winery, music, culture and art.

Please plan on joining us in celebrating Native American Heritage and the talented artists in our community at the March 8th Opening Reception. The Exhibit will be on display until April 26th.

Visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org and the Chaffee Art Center Facebook page for details, as well as our class offerings and special events. For information, call 802.775.0356, or stop in to the Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, VT. Winter Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon to 5pm; Saturday 11am to 3pm; Extended hours for classes and events.

Time: 3/8/19 5:00pm - 4/26/19 5:00pm
Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland