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Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Oct
23
2018

Ruggles & Hunt Fall Fashion Show

Ruggles & Hunt Fall Fashion Show
Description:

After years of putting on legendary fashion shows in Walpole, N.H., and a smashing 2017 debut in Brattleboro, our friends at Ruggles & Hunt, Purveyors of Staple & Fancy Goods, are bringing the party back to BMAC!

Join us on Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. in BMAC’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery, as local models of all shapes, sizes, ages, and genders strut their stuff in Ruggles & Hunt’s latest wares. There will be music, cocktails, and a lot of hilarity in the name of a good cause.

Each ticket to this event includes admission to the fashion show, one free drink — courtesy of Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery — scrumptious finger foods, and a Ruggles & Hunt goodie bag. Best of all, entrance gives you a chance at Ruggles & Hunt’s epic raffle, where a $5 ticket can win you products by fabulous vendors. Do not miss this incredible opportunity!

Time: 10/23/18 6:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
1
2018
– THRU –
Oct
31
2018

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter?

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter? Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Hours: M-F 9-5 and Sat. 12-4

Pornography of War & Do Black Lives Matter? BY Namaya at the River Garden 157 Main Street in Brattleboro. Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show "Building a Peaceable Community" at the New Orleans’s Art Center. Co-sponsored by Vermont Veterans for Peace and www.gracecares.org. A portion of profits benefit projects for Grace Cares.
At the New Orleans Arts Center part of the Prospect 4, “One of the most compelling shows on peace arts in New Orleans this season.” Namaya said, "As a veteran, I am committed to speaking out against the impact of war and militarism."

This exhibit includes Peace & Human Rights Arts from the past decade: Key exhibits: Do Black Lives Matter? Pornography of War (Art on the impact of War and Militarism), Konsume (Cereal Killers & Sugar Junkies), Immigration (Welcome we are a nation of Immigrants), End Apartheid in the Holy Land,

Time: 10/1/18 9:00am - 10/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro
Aug
27
2018
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Nov
12
2018

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Photography of Robert Cohen
Exhibition Dates: October 4th through November 12, 2018
Opening Reception: October 4th (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm)

LEONARD ROBERT COHEN

He began his photographic journey in elementary school using an Ansco box camera. His “eye” has evolved considerably since then (along with the camera). He is an inveterate traveler and photographs what appeals to his eye and the moment, from whimsy to abstraction to light to nature.

Time: 10/4/18 5:30pm - 11/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
5
2018
– THRU –
Nov
18
2018

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s
“Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.

Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer's collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.

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: 10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Oct
13
2018
– THRU –
Nov
18
2018

Fall Member Show

Fall Member Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.

Artwork: Terry Findeisen, "Portrait of a Conversation," watercolor on paper

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Sep
25
2018
– THRU –
Nov
20
2018

Homeschool Theater with David Stern

Homeschool Theater with David Stern Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This class will take on a more substantial play than in times past, chosen by the instructor. Students will be working on the play for nine weeks - two and a half hours per week, meeting every Tuesday from 10:00-12:30. The class will be open to students aged 10-15, and will focus a bit more deeply on the acting process than previously. Cost: $350

Time: 9/25/18 10:00am - 11/20/18 12:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
2
2018
– THRU –
Nov
20
2018

Artist Resources - Part 1

Artist Resources - Part 1 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An artist’s life embraces every job description of a small business (creative director, marketing director, bookkeeper, construction manager, secretary, janitor, technician, publicist). Resources for Artists is a new series of educational and resource based classes to support artists and the development of their careers. This first workshop in the series will focus on the following areas:
Taking Charge/Responsibility for your art career and professional life.
Circulating Your Work
Supporting Your Work
Maintaining Your Practice
Throughout the class, we will define our ideas of success, get organized, differentiate ourselves as artists, plan and set goals, discuss strategies for marketing, funding, networking, and the day to day of maintaining the profession of being an artist. Cost: $160 Scholarships available.

Offered by Main Street Art's Managing Director, Heather Geoffrey. In conjunction with her artistic practice Heather has been an organizational administrator and an independent consultant offering guidance and support services to artistic and creative individuals and organizations and businesses. Heather works in a dynamic collaboration aimed at cultivating her client's connection to the source of their artistic practice while assisting them in navigating the obstacles creative individuals are faced with on a daily basis. Heather has 24 years of experience in organizational development and executive management with a variety of individuals, nonprofit organizations and creative institutions. As a creative consultant she specialized in revamping organizational structures, increasing available funding, the application of creative marketing and implementing strategic planning.

Time: 10/2/18 6:00pm - 11/20/18 8:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Bellows Falls
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Oct
24
2018

Animating Infrastructure Information Session

Animating Infrastructure Information Session
Description:

Participants will learn about the application process and will have time to brainstorm ideas for projects in their community. Sessions are led by Michele Bailey, senior program manager at the Vermont Arts Council. Anyone wanting to learn more about this grant program is encouraged to attend.

Time: 10/24/18 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro
Oct
24
2018

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk’s one-man show offers a dramatic retelling of Washington Irving’s American classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Written in 1819, this gothic-romance went “viral,” bringing the author wealth and fame. True to the author’s original story, the performance streamlines with spirited action, jump-starts, and wit.

Long noted for his educational theater programs given to school children, Mr. Kruk began performing Irving’s classic for Historic Hudson Valley in 1996. Currently, his October run of fifty shows at Sleepy Hollow’s Old Dutch Church, sell out before opening night. Audiences appreciate Kruk’s animated embodying of Irving’s iconic characters. He pipes and preens as Ichabod Crane delivers a rollicking Brom Bones and a coquettish Katrina Van Tassel. The Dutch New-Yorkers of Sleepy Hollow from the tremulous Farmer Brouwer to the braggadocious Doffue Martling leap with life from the storyteller’s varied voices and gestures.

Time: 10/24/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Pentangle Arts, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
1
2018
– THRU –
Oct
31
2018

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter?

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter? Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Hours: M-F 9-5 and Sat. 12-4

Pornography of War & Do Black Lives Matter? BY Namaya at the River Garden 157 Main Street in Brattleboro. Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show "Building a Peaceable Community" at the New Orleans’s Art Center. Co-sponsored by Vermont Veterans for Peace and www.gracecares.org. A portion of profits benefit projects for Grace Cares.
At the New Orleans Arts Center part of the Prospect 4, “One of the most compelling shows on peace arts in New Orleans this season.” Namaya said, "As a veteran, I am committed to speaking out against the impact of war and militarism."

This exhibit includes Peace & Human Rights Arts from the past decade: Key exhibits: Do Black Lives Matter? Pornography of War (Art on the impact of War and Militarism), Konsume (Cereal Killers & Sugar Junkies), Immigration (Welcome we are a nation of Immigrants), End Apartheid in the Holy Land,

Time: 10/1/18 9:00am - 10/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro
Aug
27
2018
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Nov
12
2018

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Photography of Robert Cohen
Exhibition Dates: October 4th through November 12, 2018
Opening Reception: October 4th (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm)

LEONARD ROBERT COHEN

He began his photographic journey in elementary school using an Ansco box camera. His “eye” has evolved considerably since then (along with the camera). He is an inveterate traveler and photographs what appeals to his eye and the moment, from whimsy to abstraction to light to nature.

Time: 10/4/18 5:30pm - 11/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
5
2018
– THRU –
Nov
18
2018

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s
“Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.

Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer's collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.

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: 10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Oct
13
2018
– THRU –
Nov
18
2018

Fall Member Show

Fall Member Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.

Artwork: Terry Findeisen, "Portrait of a Conversation," watercolor on paper

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Sep
5
2018
– THRU –
Dec
5
2018

String Band with Jill Newton

String Band with Jill Newton Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.

Time: 9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Sep
6
2018
– THRU –
Oct
25
2018

Life Drawing Studio Sessions

Life Drawing Studio Sessions Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This studio session is for artists at all levels who want to practice their skills drawing from live models. While there is no formal instruction, session sharing is encouraged and an instructor is available for some instruction. Different materials will be available for different evenings for those wishing to experiment (examples include Conte crayons, paint sticks, pastels, brush and ink, etc.) Experienced artists and beginners will all feel at home. Price $80 (daily drop ins welcome $15)

Time: 9/6/18 3:00pm - 10/25/18 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
25
2018

Animating Infrastructure Information Session

Animating Infrastructure Information Session
Description:

Participants will learn about the application process and will have time to brainstorm ideas for projects in their community. Sessions are led by Michele Bailey, senior program manager at the Vermont Arts Council. Anyone wanting to learn more about this grant program is encouraged to attend.

Time: 10/25/18 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland
Oct
4
2018
– THRU –
Oct
28
2018

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.

Time: 10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Oct
1
2018
– THRU –
Oct
31
2018

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter?

PEACE ARTS: Immigration: Do Black Lives Matter? Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Hours: M-F 9-5 and Sat. 12-4

Pornography of War & Do Black Lives Matter? BY Namaya at the River Garden 157 Main Street in Brattleboro. Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show "Building a Peaceable Community" at the New Orleans’s Art Center. Co-sponsored by Vermont Veterans for Peace and www.gracecares.org. A portion of profits benefit projects for Grace Cares.
At the New Orleans Arts Center part of the Prospect 4, “One of the most compelling shows on peace arts in New Orleans this season.” Namaya said, "As a veteran, I am committed to speaking out against the impact of war and militarism."

This exhibit includes Peace & Human Rights Arts from the past decade: Key exhibits: Do Black Lives Matter? Pornography of War (Art on the impact of War and Militarism), Konsume (Cereal Killers & Sugar Junkies), Immigration (Welcome we are a nation of Immigrants), End Apartheid in the Holy Land,

Time: 10/1/18 9:00am - 10/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro
Aug
27
2018
– THRU –
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