Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to host the homecoming reading of GennaRose Nethercott’s Lumberjack’s Dove, Tuesday, May 14, 8 p.m.
In her debut narrative poem The Lumberjack’s Dove, 2017 National Poetry Series Winner GennaRose Nethercott brings to bear an enchanting fabulist sensibility in her haunting story of a woodsman who cuts his hand off with an axe – only to watch it shapeshift into a dove.
The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco / Harper Collins) was selected by Louise Gluck as a winner of the National Poetry Series for 2017. She is also the lyricist behind the narrative song collection Modern Ballads, and is a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow. . A born Vermonter, she tours nationally and internationally composing poems – to – order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.
This event is free and open to the public. Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer, as well as hosting and promoting events aimed to connect the community with its local artists. Gallery hours: Wed. – Mon., 11 - 5
5/14/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm
183 Main Street, Brattleboro
Dance Series with Neva Cockrell
Tuesdays: May 14
6:30 to 8:30 pm
$35 for 1 class, $60 for 2 classes, $80 for 3 classes,
This workshop is great for both beginning and experienced dancers, and will leave you feeling creative, healthy, and inspired. Class begins with a technique based warm-up with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, and balance. Next, we'll do a series of exercises to build specific dance skills and an ability to move freely. We'll end by learning a contemporary phrase, practicing full-body movement and dynamic performing.
5/14/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Winner of eight Tony Awards, Once is a truly original theatrical experience. Based on the hit movie and featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, Once tells the enchanting story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. A musical collaboration becomes much more as their songs and lives become intertwined. Hansard and Irglová’s Oscar-winning music will take audiences on a heartbreakingly romantic journey.
Northern Stage, White River Junction
Rock n’ roll stars are paired with island photographs from Peter Cunningham’s life on Grand Manan Island in the Canadian Bay of Fundy. “Everywhere we turn, life we’ve known is disappearing before our eyes,” Cunningham said. “Whether it’s trust, values, common sense, or simply home grown vegetables, we feel familiar worlds slipping away.” In time, this island and these big stars will fade away, but Peter Cunningham’s powerful photographs have captured their beauty and glory for all time.
Peter Cunningham's work has been exhibited in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, and Berlin. He teaches “Photography as Zen Practice” in the U.S. and China, and is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are We There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and Time.” Cunningham’s teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, improvisational dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, and singer-songwriter Janis Ian.
White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
"The Art of Wood" is the theme for this exhibit of member artists' works celebrating the Brandon Artists Guild's 20th anniversary. Artists will interpret the theme across all media, including fabric, ceramic, glass, paint -- and wood. Free opening reception Friday May 3 from 5pm to 7pm. Exhibit runs through June 25. Information: 802 247-4956
5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/25/19 5:00pm
Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St., Brandon
Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.
In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.
OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk
7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm
White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton