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Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont

Friday, December 14, 2018
Dec
14
2018

Sorry, but Hello Opening Reception

Sorry, but Hello Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The opening reception for Sorry, but Hello will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Castleton University Bank Gallery, located at 104 Merchants Row in Rutland.

The exhibition, created by Rutland-based painter and ceramic artist Reid Brechner, cautiously re-examines a formative body of work under the lens of place, in tandem with an exploration of newness and what it means to belong. The work, along with selected writing, represents the impossibility of disconnecting emotional affect from even the coolest, most minimal, concrete form of art creation.

Sorry, but Hello will be on display at the Castleton University Bank Gallery in Downtown Rutland from Dec. 14 through Jan. 16

Time: 12/14/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Dec
14
2018

The Holidays are Alive w/ Elisabeth von Trapp

The Holidays are Alive w/ Elisabeth von Trapp
Description:

“The Holidays Are Alive” with Elisabeth von Trapp in concert and dinner Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West Street, Rutland. Concert tickets $25 (students/seniors $20) available in advance and the night of the concert. Concert and dinner $60 (students/seniors $50) advanced ticket purchase only. Tickets available at Trinity Church during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-noon (except Nov. 12), Diamonds & More (check only) and Phoenix Books (cash or check). For more information email office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Time: 12/14/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland
Dec
14
2018

The Holidays are Alive w/ Elisabeth von Trapp

The Holidays are Alive w/ Elisabeth von Trapp
Description:

“The Holidays Are Alive” with Elisabeth von Trapp in concert and dinner Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West Street, Rutland. Concert tickets $25 (students/seniors $20) available in advance and the night of the concert. Concert and dinner $60 (students/seniors $50) advanced ticket purchase only. Tickets available at Trinity Church during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-noon (except Nov. 12), Diamonds & More (check only) and Phoenix Books (cash or check). Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9EAcCU9j4k. For more information email office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Time: 12/14/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland
Dec
7
2018
– THRU –
Dec
16
2018

The Dorset Players present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Dorset Players present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Description:

“SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS” at The Dorset Playhouse
 
The Dorset Players’ annual production for children and all those young at heart will be a delightful musical version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Performances at the Dorset Playhouse at 104 Cheney Road in Dorset, Vermont will be held on December 7 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on December 8, 9, 15 and 16  at 2:00 p.m.
 
The Dorset Players are happy to once again present a musical rendering of a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.  Carol Weiss’s wonderful adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” involves a powerful witch, a vain, jealous queen and her toadies, ladies-in-waiting, a magic mirror, the princess Snow White and her handsome prince, and, of course, seven dwarfs who help to save the day.  
 
Director Kevin O’Toole and Musical Director Michael Gallagher have marshaled a talented cast of six adults and eleven children from eight area towns.  There are charming songs, colorful costumes, many laughs, and a happy ending for everyone. Well, almost everyone.
 
The cast includes Billy Jamieson as Sir Pompous, Courtney Carter as the Queen, and Lillian Kelly as the Mirror.  All were featured in last season’s musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”  The Queen’s somewhat ditsy sibling, Witch Wicked, will be portrayed by Jennifer Lalli.  The Queen’s hapless stooges, Sir Silly and Sir Clumsy, played by Luca Bowen and Luke McChesney, provide slapstick comedic relief. Snow White and her dream prince will be played by Lily Gallagher and Aiden Kennedy.  
 
Elizabeth Spurr, Siobhan O’Keefe and Grace McDonald appear as the Queen’s three ladies in waiting.  Rounding out the cast are the seven dwarfs, played by Isabel Mazzola, Molly Flint, Ryder Scott, Anabel Grattan, Penelope Kimball, Emma Daley and Camryn Monforte.
 
Presented by Factory Point Place, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is proudly sponsored by New Morning Natural Foods, The Bank of Bennington and Baierlein Landscaping.  For ticket information, call (802) 867-5577 or visit on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org.

Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd Dorset, Dorset
Nov
9
2018
– THRU –
Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
15
2018
– THRU –
Dec
28
2018

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski

Seeing It Through: The Artwork of Liz Guzynski Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Main Street Arts presents:
Seeing It Through - The Artwork of Liz Guzynski
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: November 15th through December 28th

About Liz Guzynski
I have always been entranced by the beauty and strangeness of nature, and I believe that everything is alive and that consciousness permeates the web of being.

My job as an artist is to celebrate the world’s variety, complexity and fragility. I’m driven to combine the story-telling bias of illustration with the gestural language of painting and the pure emotion of colors in order to explore the kinship between all things and beings.

I began my art journey a bit late in life. After finishing a PhD, I found that academic life was not going to satisfy my internal creative howling. On a whim, I picked up an old box of Eagle Prismacolor pencils and started messing around. I loved not only the realistic effects, but also the meditative process of building slow, beautiful layers of color. I pursued pencils diligently for several years until I won the Colored Pencil Society of America’s highest honor in 2012.

Meanwhile, colored pencil spurred me to explore other art media. While studying botanical illustration at UNC-Chapel Hill, I discovered new tools — including watercolor, acrylics and inks — with which I could describe the exquisite life forms all around me.

Then, a summer workshop in egg tempera in Alstead, NH spiraled out of control, and I found myself living in an old Victorian house in Bellows Falls, joyfully creating theatrical magic with Main Street Arts, and discovering a whole new world of natural wonderment.

My portraits of plants and animals try to capture the sense of personhood we normally grant only to humans. For example, the Chickens in the Parlor series is a light-hearted way to demonstrate the deep subjectivity of other animals. Conversely, when I paint people, I try to lend them the same dignity and wisdom that I see in chickens and other critters.

My obsession with design has a couple of other outlets: sculptural beadwork; interior decorative painting; and gardening, which allows me to work with flora and fauna in yet another dimension.

Time: 11/15/18 5:30pm - 12/28/18 3:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Jan
5
2019

Holiday Artist Exhibit

Holiday Artist Exhibit
Description:

Artist Member exhibit featuring over sixty Vermont Artists, in a variety of mediums including oils, watercolor, pastel, glass, ceramic, sculpture and more...

Time: 11/30/18 5:00pm - 1/5/19 8:00pm
Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Nov
24
2018
– THRU –
Jan
6
2019

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present “Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside”, showcasing recent paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. Exhibit will run through January 6. There will be an Artist Talk Saturday, December 8 at 5pm. Donald Saaf and this exhibition have been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

For over 20 years Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an interior dream place. Although some imagery in his work is personal, he is always striving for the universal. “Outside and Inside” features “mostly paintings of the community, but they’re also about the internal, invisible connections. I’m interested in memory; the memory of place and experience. The memory of walking down a street imagining the view from a birds eye view, while simultaneously seeing a house in the distance, noticing small objects on the ground and briefly experiencing other people’s lives as they pass by. It’s the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world.”

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: 11/24/18 5:00pm - 1/6/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Dec
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
16
2019

Sorry, but Hello

Sorry, but Hello Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The exhibition, created by Rutland-based painter and ceramic artist Reid Brechner, cautiously re-examines a formative body of work under the lens of place, in tandem with an exploration of newness and what it means to belong. The work, along with selected writing, represents the impossibility of disconnecting emotional affect from even the coolest, most minimal, concrete form of art creation.

“Although these works are often presented in conglomerate, I created each piece with individual intention, individual character, and I believe that they stand just as easily alone as they do together. As a result, each installation of the work is performative in nature. There is no set order or arrangement for the pieces to take. Hence, some or all of the creative activity occurs within the process of installation,” Brechner said.

Time: 12/14/18 12:00pm - 1/16/19 6:00pm
Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Jan
17
2019

Holiday Exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center

Holiday Exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center
Description:

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our Holiday Exhibit. Free admittance. Come experience the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion decorated special for the holiday season. The exhibit includes a Gift Room perfect for that one-of-a-kind handmade treasure to give to those on your list. Also on display will be Gingerbread creations with the return of the Chaffee’s Gingerbread Contest. Some of the beautiful art on display will be oils, watercolor, ceramics, photography, mixed media, stained glass, sculpture and more. In the spirit of the season, a non perishable food item donation would be gratefully accepted. The Holiday Exhibit will be on display through January 5th. A special thank you to Rutland Garden Club for bringing the Chaffee mansion alive with the magic of the holiday season.

Time: 11/30/18 5:00pm - 1/17/19 5:00pm
Location: 16 South Main Street, Rutland
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Dec
15
2018

The Polar Express at the Grange

The Polar Express at the Grange Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Celebrate the holidays with the classic story of The Polar Express shown on the big screen at the Grange Theatre.

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Time: 12/15/18 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Dec
15
2018

Holiday Open Studio (Reprise)

Holiday Open Studio (Reprise)
Description:

Holiday Open Studio
Saturday, December 15, 2 - 5PM

81 Garvin Hill Road, Woodstock , VT.

By popular demand, I will be opening my studio (again) showcasing a number of paintings, large and small, and have many works on paper available, including drawings, prints, and giclee print (archival reproductions) of many pieces. Much work will not only be available for viewing, work available from me directly is “studio priced". All are welcome, even just to stop by for viewing, to say hi, raise a glass, etc.
More can be seen at dangottsegen.com

Contact me if you need directions.

To whet your appetite, here is a small sample:
Image: Still Music, 42 x 52 inches, oil on canvas, 2018

Time: 12/15/18 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Dan Gottsegen Studio, 81 Garvin Hill Road, Woodstock
Dec
15
2018

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Antony & Cleopatra

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Antony & Cleopatra
Description:

National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world, presents the screening of “Antony & Cleopatra”. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s fated couple. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 12/15/18 6:30pm
Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester
Dec
7
2018
– THRU –
Dec
16
2018

The Dorset Players present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Dorset Players present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Description:

“SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS” at The Dorset Playhouse
 
The Dorset Players’ annual production for children and all those young at heart will be a delightful musical version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Performances at the Dorset Playhouse at 104 Cheney Road in Dorset, Vermont will be held on December 7 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on December 8, 9, 15 and 16  at 2:00 p.m.
 
The Dorset Players are happy to once again present a musical rendering of a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.  Carol Weiss’s wonderful adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” involves a powerful witch, a vain, jealous queen and her toadies, ladies-in-waiting, a magic mirror, the princess Snow White and her handsome prince, and, of course, seven dwarfs who help to save the day.  
 
Director Kevin O’Toole and Musical Director Michael Gallagher have marshaled a talented cast of six adults and eleven children from eight area towns.  There are charming songs, colorful costumes, many laughs, and a happy ending for everyone. Well, almost everyone.
 
The cast includes Billy Jamieson as Sir Pompous, Courtney Carter as the Queen, and Lillian Kelly as the Mirror.  All were featured in last season’s musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”  The Queen’s somewhat ditsy sibling, Witch Wicked, will be portrayed by Jennifer Lalli.  The Queen’s hapless stooges, Sir Silly and Sir Clumsy, played by Luca Bowen and Luke McChesney, provide slapstick comedic relief. Snow White and her dream prince will be played by Lily Gallagher and Aiden Kennedy.  
 
Elizabeth Spurr, Siobhan O’Keefe and Grace McDonald appear as the Queen’s three ladies in waiting.  Rounding out the cast are the seven dwarfs, played by Isabel Mazzola, Molly Flint, Ryder Scott, Anabel Grattan, Penelope Kimball, Emma Daley and Camryn Monforte.
 
Presented by Factory Point Place, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is proudly sponsored by New Morning Natural Foods, The Bank of Bennington and Baierlein Landscaping.  For ticket information, call (802) 867-5577 or visit on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org.

Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd Dorset, Dorset
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Jan
5
2019

Holiday Artist Exhibit

Holiday Artist Exhibit
Description:

Artist Member exhibit featuring over sixty Vermont Artists, in a variety of mediums including oils, watercolor, pastel, glass, ceramic, sculpture and more...

Time: 11/30/18 5:00pm - 1/5/19 8:00pm
Location: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland
Nov
24
2018
– THRU –
Jan
6
2019

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present “Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside”, showcasing recent paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. Exhibit will run through January 6. There will be an Artist Talk Saturday, December 8 at 5pm. Donald Saaf and this exhibition have been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

For over 20 years Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an interior dream place. Although some imagery in his work is personal, he is always striving for the universal. “Outside and Inside” features “mostly paintings of the community, but they’re also about the internal, invisible connections. I’m interested in memory; the memory of place and experience. The memory of walking down a street imagining the view from a birds eye view, while simultaneously seeing a house in the distance, noticing small objects on the ground and briefly experiencing other people’s lives as they pass by. It’s the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world.”

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: 11/24/18 5:00pm - 1/6/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Dec
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
16
2019

Sorry, but Hello

Sorry, but Hello Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The exhibition, created by Rutland-based painter and ceramic artist Reid Brechner, cautiously re-examines a formative body of work under the lens of place, in tandem with an exploration of newness and what it means to belong. The work, along with selected writing, represents the impossibility of disconnecting emotional affect from even the coolest, most minimal, concrete form of art creation.

“Although these works are often presented in conglomerate, I created each piece with individual intention, individual character, and I believe that they stand just as easily alone as they do together. As a result, each installation of the work is performative in nature. There is no set order or arrangement for the pieces to take. Hence, some or all of the creative activity occurs within the process of installation,” Brechner said.

Time: 12/14/18 12:00pm - 1/16/19 6:00pm
Location: Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Jan
17
2019

Holiday Exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center

Holiday Exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center
Description:

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to our Holiday Exhibit. Free admittance. Come experience the beauty of the arts showcased in our 1890’s historic mansion decorated special for the holiday season. The exhibit includes a Gift Room perfect for that one-of-a-kind handmade treasure to give to those on your list. Also on display will be Gingerbread creations with the return of the Chaffee’s Gingerbread Contest. Some of the beautiful art on display will be oils, watercolor, ceramics, photography, mixed media, stained glass, sculpture and more. In the spirit of the season, a non perishable food item donation would be gratefully accepted. The Holiday Exhibit will be on display through January 5th. A special thank you to Rutland Garden Club for bringing the Chaffee mansion alive with the magic of the holiday season.

Time: 11/30/18 5:00pm - 1/17/19 5:00pm
Location: 16 South Main Street, Rutland
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Nov
30
2018
– THRU –
Dec
22
2018

Small Works - Holiday Show

Small Works - Holiday Show Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An exhibit of small works presented for sale during the holiday season. Included is our "mini exhibit", a wall of 50 panels measuring 50 sq inches each - 50@ 50!

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Gallery at ArtisTree / 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret
Nov
14
2018
– THRU –
Jan
1
2019

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Nov
24
2018
– THRU –
Jan
6
2019

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Donald Saaf ‘s “Outside and Inside” at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present “Donald Saaf, Outside and Inside”, showcasing recent paintings, illustrations, and sculpture. Exhibit will run through January 6. There will be an Artist Talk Saturday, December 8 at 5pm. Donald Saaf and this exhibition have been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

For over 20 years Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an interior dream place. Although some imagery in his work is personal, he is always striving for the universal. “Outside and Inside” features “mostly paintings of the community, but they’re also about the internal, invisible connections. I’m interested in memory; the memory of place and experience. The memory of walking down a street imagining the view from a birds eye view, while simultaneously seeing a house in the distance, noticing small objects on the ground and briefly experiencing other people’s lives as they pass by. It’s the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world.”

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: 11/24/18 5:00pm - 1/6/19 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro