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Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Matthew Perry
This week we take risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual comfort zones. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with the elements. All the while making fires, sharpening axes and discovering unchartered water. A blacksmith forge will be set up for those who wish to bang some steel and create. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as visits from the State Police, Bennington EMTs and the North Bennington Volunteer Fire Department…all invited of course! Last year we dropped a TV from twenty-foot tree, this year, what will it be?

Time: 8/13/18 10:00am - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Arts, Crafts and Games

Arts, Crafts and Games Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Arts, Crafts and Games with JoAnne Russo and Bradie Harris
Mon. - Fri. August 13-17 (5 days)
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages 6-11
$120 Scholarships Available

Join us for a fun week of arts, crafts and games. Unleash your creativity and explore all sorts of exciting projects. We will draw, sculpt, design, explore outdoors, sing songs and play games. Activities such as sun prints, paper mache, fairy houses, make journals and other creative crafts will make time fly! We'll spend time both indoors and out.

Time: 8/13/18 1:00pm - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Jul
7
2018
– THRU –
Aug
18
2018

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics
Description:

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
16
2018
– THRU –
Aug
18
2018

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference
Description:

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce the 9th International Comics and Medicine Conference to be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies campus and at nearby Dartmouth College. Previous conferences have been held in London, Chicago, Toronto, Brighton, Seattle, and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Graphic Medicine explores the intersections of comics and healthcare. This year’s theme, “The Ways We Work” invites participants to share and reflect upon how Graphic Medicine is being practiced in public healthcare centers, classrooms, home studios, private clinics, libraries, and bedsides. The conference begins with an evening event held Thursday, August 16, and then consists of two days of a mix of peer-reviewed academic papers, lectures, and workshops.

The conference’s theme was inspired by the work of keynote speaker and Norwich, Vermont resident David Macaulay. David is a MacArthur Fellow known for his award winning books Cathedral, The Way Things Work, and his book about the human body, The Way We Work.

Time: 8/16/18 5:30pm - 8/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies and Dartmouth College, White River Junction
Aug
10
2018
– THRU –
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
Aug
11
2018
– THRU –
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: 8/11/18 2:00pm - 8/19/18 4:00pm
Location: 331 Main St., Bennington
Jul
27
2018
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
Aug
25
2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
May
12
2018
– THRU –
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
Jul
28
2018
– THRU –
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
Aug
16
2018
– THRU –
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
Friday, August 17, 2018
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger

Vermont Arts Exchange's Camp Danger Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Matthew Perry
This week we take risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual comfort zones. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with the elements. All the while making fires, sharpening axes and discovering unchartered water. A blacksmith forge will be set up for those who wish to bang some steel and create. An array of power tools and equipment will be introduced as well as visits from the State Police, Bennington EMTs and the North Bennington Volunteer Fire Department…all invited of course! Last year we dropped a TV from twenty-foot tree, this year, what will it be?

Time: 8/13/18 10:00am - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Aug
13
2018
– THRU –
Aug
17
2018

Arts, Crafts and Games

Arts, Crafts and Games Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Arts, Crafts and Games with JoAnne Russo and Bradie Harris
Mon. - Fri. August 13-17 (5 days)
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages 6-11
$120 Scholarships Available

Join us for a fun week of arts, crafts and games. Unleash your creativity and explore all sorts of exciting projects. We will draw, sculpt, design, explore outdoors, sing songs and play games. Activities such as sun prints, paper mache, fairy houses, make journals and other creative crafts will make time fly! We'll spend time both indoors and out.

Time: 8/13/18 1:00pm - 8/17/18 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Aug
17
2018

Sabouyouma Afro-Funk Concert

Sabouyouma Afro-Funk Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*

Master Ballafonist, Ousmane Camara leads Sabouyouma (Pronounced sah-boo-yoo-MAH), as they take listeners on a cultural journey to West Africa, to the roots of jazz , funk and, blues. Sabouyouma is a high energy 7-piece polyrhythmic groove machine that formed through ongoing musical relationships in Burlington, Vermont’s vibrant West-African dance and drumming scene. Sabouyouma is led by Guinean-born Ousmane Camara: the band’s front man, composer, and master Balafonist (the Balafon is a West-African marimba). In 2017 Sabouyouma opened for nationally touring acts like Xenia Rubinos (Brooklyn), Polyrhythmics (Seattle), Ikebe Shakedown (Brooklyn), and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (Asheville, North Carolina), and has performed at music festivals that have become staples of the Vermont music scene: Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, Waking Windows, and The Manifestivus. Ousmane Camara is a 6th generation Griot: Historically, in West Africa, Griots passed messages from the king throughout the kingdom before pen and paper. Griots continue to play an important role in Africa today as poets, musicians, singers, and historians, preserving their ancient traditions through song. At the age of seven, Ousmane left his family’s home to go live with his teacher, Djeli Sana Camara. He would study and play balafon with his teacher for the next fifteen years. Ousmane continued to play throughout Guinea and traveled through nine other African countries. He has subsequently taught students from around the world.

Traditional West African Rhythms, Funk, Reggae, Blues, Jazz

Time: 8/17/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Woodstock History Center Back Lawn, Woodstock
Aug
17
2018

Magicians Without Borders

Magicians Without Borders
Description:

Magicians Without Borders has traveled to over 30 countries using magic to entertain, educate and empower children in refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals around the world - often in war torn places where love, laughter and magic are desperately needed. Join us in BigTown Gallery’s intimate outdoor theatre for an evening of laughter, delight & surprise!

PICNIC STYLE SEATING
BRING A BLANKET - FIRST COME BEST SEAT
Wood-fired pizza for sale ($15 - $20) 4 to 6PM & after performances.

TICKETS: $10.00, CHILDREN 5 & UNDER FREE
RAIN LOCATIONS: Rochester School Gymnasium

Time: 8/17/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, Rochester
Aug
17
2018

Alash Ensemble from Tuva

Alash Ensemble from Tuva
Description:

The tiny Central Asian republic of Tuva is a giant when it comes to mastery of the human voice. Tuvan throat singers can produce two or three, sometimes even four pitches simultaneously. The award-winning Alash Ensemble brings this remarkable musical traditional back to Brattleboro.

Alash are keepers of an ancient musical tradition developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature. Since 2006 they have been sharing their rich, unique musical heritage with audiences around the globe.

“If you want to experience music that can transport you to another dimension, lift you to new levels of consciousness, or otherwise blow your mind, then Alash is the ticket.” — VOICES, Lancaster, PA

“This is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have heard. If you have not heard them, you have no idea how incredible they are.” — Jeff Coffin of the Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band

Time: 8/17/18 8:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Jul
7
2018
– THRU –
Aug
18
2018

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics

3 Painters, 1 Photographer & Lots of Ceramics
Description:

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
16
2018
– THRU –
Aug
18
2018

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference

9th International Comics and Medicine Conference
Description:

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce the 9th International Comics and Medicine Conference to be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies campus and at nearby Dartmouth College. Previous conferences have been held in London, Chicago, Toronto, Brighton, Seattle, and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Graphic Medicine explores the intersections of comics and healthcare. This year’s theme, “The Ways We Work” invites participants to share and reflect upon how Graphic Medicine is being practiced in public healthcare centers, classrooms, home studios, private clinics, libraries, and bedsides. The conference begins with an evening event held Thursday, August 16, and then consists of two days of a mix of peer-reviewed academic papers, lectures, and workshops.

The conference’s theme was inspired by the work of keynote speaker and Norwich, Vermont resident David Macaulay. David is a MacArthur Fellow known for his award winning books Cathedral, The Way Things Work, and his book about the human body, The Way We Work.

Time: 8/16/18 5:30pm - 8/18/18 4:30pm
Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies and Dartmouth College, White River Junction
Aug
10
2018
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
Aug
25
2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

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
– THRU –
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