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Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont

The Vermont Arts Calendar is statewide, crowdsourced, and embeddable. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. The calendar is on the Council's website, and is shared by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing as well as Vermont Public Radio. Find virtual and in-person events of every kind, and search by event category, region, and date.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
May
12
2021

May Paint & Sip With Anharad Llewelyn – Virtual Class

May Paint & Sip With Anharad Llewelyn – Virtual Class

INSTRUCTOR: ANHARAD LLEWELYN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021
6 – 8 P.M.
SVAC Member: $5; Non-Member: $10. Supplies are the responsibility of the participant.

A link to Anharad’s Zoom-based May 12 “meeting” will be available to participants at 5pm the day of the class. Click HERE to download May’s inspiration painting by Libby Anderson.

Participants are responsible for their own supplies. Anharad suggests the following:

The canvas size can be the artist’s choice, but 11″ x 14″ or a 12″ x 12″ square would be my suggestion!
Acrylic Paint Colors: violet, blue, magenta, turquoise, green, yellow, white, and possibly a slight bit of black, but not necessary
A variety of brushes (small, medium, large/flat top and round top)
A paper plate or palette, and a bucket of water.
To register by phone or email, please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-367-1306.

5/12/21 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

May
12
2021

An Introduction to NFT Art

An Introduction to NFT Art

NFTs — or “non-fungible tokens” — are having their big-bang moment.

According to a March 22, 2021, article on Time.com, “… collectors and speculators have spent more than $200 million on an array of NFT-based artwork, memes and GIFs in the past month alone, according to market tracker NonFungible.com, compared with $250 million throughout all of 2020. And that was before the digital artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, sold a piece for a record-setting $69 million at famed auction house Christie’s on March 11—the third highest price ever fetched by any currently living artist, after Jeff Koons and David Hockney.”

In this live Zoom presentation, pioneering digital artist, curator, scholar, and collector Anne Spalter will explain what NFTs are, why they are upending the art market (in both good and bad ways), and how they are contributing to the development of new art forms.


ADMISSION: Free

Digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter is an academic pioneer who founded the original digital fine arts programs at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the 1990s and authored the internationally taught textbook, The Computer in the Visual Arts (Addison-Wesley, 1999).

Her artistic process combines a consistent set of personal symbols with a hybrid arsenal of traditional mark-making methods and innovative digital tools. A new body of work, further developed at a Winter 2019 residency at MASS MoCA, combines artificial intelligence algorithms with oil paint and pastels. She is currently creating work for the blockchain.

Spalter is also noted for her large-scale public projects. MTA Arts commissioned Spalter to create a 52-screen digital art installation, New York Dreaming, which remained on view in one of its most crowded commuter hubs (Fulton Center) for just under a year. Spalter’s 2019 large-scale projects included a 47,000 square foot LED video work on the Hong Kong harbor.

Spalter’s work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK); the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY); the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI); The Museum of CryptoArt, and others. Alongside her studio practice, Spalter continues to lecture on digital art practice and theory.

5/12/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Apr
21
2021
– THRU –
May
26
2021

After School Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust

After School Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesday, April 21 – Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member $180; Non-Member $240
Ages: Grades 6-12

Spend the afternoon exploring in the SVAC studios and outdoors whenever weather allows. We will meet six times, for two hours.

This class is open to all. New students are welcome. Students from the fall class are also welcome to re-enroll and will be able to work on new projects–drawing, painting, and working with clay, wool, plaster and other three-dimensional materials. Geared for grades six and up, these classes will include both projects designed by the teacher and opportunities for students to work individually on projects and with materials that interest them.

Covid protocols in place. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: ekaufman@svac.org / 802.367.1306

4/21/21 3:30pm - 5/26/21 5:30pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Apr
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

We are offering a wonderful array of in studio and online classes this Spring! Our offerings include printmaking without a press, watercolor painting, adult and child studio classes, meditation and art, basic drawing, 1:1 art mentoring...Come join us in our studios or from your own home!

River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro

May
8
2021
– THRU –
Jun
27
2021

"Force"

"Force"

SVAC is delighted to partner with Salem Art Works (SAW) to bring Force, an exhibition that brings some of the most progressive contemporary artists working today, to our galleries and outdoor spaces.

For the indoor gallery exhibition, curator and SAW Director of Administration Pearl Cafritz is selecting "art depicting and interpreting forces both seen and unseen at play in contemporary life." SAW Executive Director Anthony Cafritz, curator for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, says the pieces “encompass a wide range of forays and investigations into artistic expression and how physical objects exist in the landscape. The exhibition represents a collection of contemporary expressions of what is possible.”

Artist:
Zack Lobdell, "Relic," 2021
Acrylic, Spray paint, enamels on canvas

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Apr
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

We are offering a wonderful array of in studio and online classes this Spring! Our offerings include printmaking without a press, watercolor painting, adult and child studio classes, meditation and art, basic drawing, 1:1 art mentoring...Come join us in our studios or from your own home!

River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro

Apr
29
2021
– THRU –
Jun
3
2021

After-School Acting Classes With Michelle Cox For Middle School

After-School Acting Classes With Michelle Cox For Middle School

Instructor: Michelle Cox
Dates: Thursday, April 29 – Thursday, June 3, 2021 (every Thursday for 6 weeks)
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Member: $160; Non-Member: $195
Open to children in grades 5 – 8
For kids in grades 5 – 8. Students will build a solid acting foundation while working with other young actors in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. We will work to sharpen acting skills and create characters through improvisational games and scenes. This is a great class to gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows. Covid protocols will be in place. Limited scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman 802.367.1306 / ekaufman@svac.org.

4/29/21 3:30pm - 6/3/21 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Apr
23
2021
– THRU –
Jun
4
2021

Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: Expressions of Me

Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: Expressions of Me

The Chaffee Art Center is proud to again showcase young artists from dozens of Vermont schools and homeschoolers for this Annual Student Exhibit. We take great pleasure in creating an opportunity for these talented young people to be inspired by seeing their artwork, and the works of others, displayed in our professional gallery housed in an historic 1890’s mansion. This year’s theme, Expressions of Me, encourages students to create works that reflect themselves…how they feel, how they see things… Entries in all of the arts are encouraged (art medium, theater, culinary, poetry, music, literature and more).

Only works by students in pre-school and grades K – 12 are eligible for this show. Vermont public, private, and home school groups are all invited to participate. Delivery of work to Chaffee on April 15, 16, 17.

4/23/21 12:00pm - 6/4/21 4:00pm

Chaffee Art Centeraffee Art Center (16 South Main St.), Rutland

May
8
2021
– THRU –
Jun
27
2021

"Force"

"Force"

SVAC is delighted to partner with Salem Art Works (SAW) to bring Force, an exhibition that brings some of the most progressive contemporary artists working today, to our galleries and outdoor spaces.

For the indoor gallery exhibition, curator and SAW Director of Administration Pearl Cafritz is selecting "art depicting and interpreting forces both seen and unseen at play in contemporary life." SAW Executive Director Anthony Cafritz, curator for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, says the pieces “encompass a wide range of forays and investigations into artistic expression and how physical objects exist in the landscape. The exhibition represents a collection of contemporary expressions of what is possible.”

Artist:
Zack Lobdell, "Relic," 2021
Acrylic, Spray paint, enamels on canvas

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

Friday, May 14, 2021
May
14
2021
– THRU –
May
15
2021

2 Days in May: A Short Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A Short Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A Short Playwriting Festival!
Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th at 7pm
Join ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre for our 3rd Annual 2 Days in May Playwriting Festival!

Join Artistree’s Grange Theatre in its 3rd Annual 2 Days in May Playwriting Festival this time accepting short plays as well as 10-minutes!
The festival will begin with play submissions by local writers, scripts accepted from ages high school to adult. Four scripts will be chosen by a local theatrically experienced panel to be read at the online festival in May 2021; a first and second place and 2 runners-up. The chosen scripts will be read by local actors and professionally and safely filmed in the Grange Theatre. Playwrights may participate in the filming. Show readings will then be streamed online for viewing.

FESTIVAL DATES: Streamed on May 14 & 15, 2021
• Types of Plays: Short plays up to 30 minutes in length, 2-3 characters preferred. Since the shows will be read, not fully produced, there are no restrictions on setting, costumes, or technical aspects.
• Deadline for submission: April 16, 2021

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
• Format: PDF only
• Please name your PDF including your last name.
• Send scripts to: Ashley Barrow, theatre@artistreevt.org
• Please no more than one script per playwright.
• Only plays submitted by Vermont and New Hampshire based playwrights will be reviewed. You must live in Vermont or New Hampshire or have grown up in the area. Please include your ties to the area in your email.

Questions: theatre@artistreevt.org


*Due to last year’s festival having to be cancelled after play selection due to COVID-19, past submissions may be resubmitted to be reconsidered by the new 2021 panel.

5/14/21 7:00pm - 5/15/21 11:59pm

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Apr
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

We are offering a wonderful array of in studio and online classes this Spring! Our offerings include printmaking without a press, watercolor painting, adult and child studio classes, meditation and art, basic drawing, 1:1 art mentoring...Come join us in our studios or from your own home!

River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro

May
7
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

Tina Olsen: Landscapes and Visages

Tina Olsen: Landscapes and Visages

Tina Olsen: Landscapes and Visages presents a selection of paintings and drawings Tina Olsen created while living in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Brattleboro, Vermont, where she has lived since 2007. The show follows her exploration of expressive abstraction and structured composition as a reflection of her personal experience and evolution. After growing up in Springfield, MA, Tina traveled widely and eventually moved to New York where she taught art at the Walden School and worked therapeutically with the arts at the South Beach Psychiatric Center on Staten Island for many years. When she moved to Brattleboro to live near her daughter, she immersed herself in her painting and found a community of artists at the River Gallery School.

“I have been able to look back and see how my work reflects the time and place when it was created while, at the same time, living in Vermont has brought me closer to nature and that has opened my art to pure abstraction,” Olsen said. Olsen's show is the product of a group of artists sharing their work with each other at 118 Elliot since it closed to the public last year. Those artists have formed an informal collective that will curate future shows at 118 following a process we are calling 'Artist to Artist Curation'. This relationship based approach will encourage participating artists, guided by their aesthetic, conceptual and social consciousness, to include and nurture emerging artists for upcoming shows.

5/7/21 4:00pm - 5/31/21 8:00pm

118 Elliot, Brattleboro

Apr
23
2021
– THRU –
Jun
4
2021

Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: Expressions of Me

Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: Expressions of Me

The Chaffee Art Center is proud to again showcase young artists from dozens of Vermont schools and homeschoolers for this Annual Student Exhibit. We take great pleasure in creating an opportunity for these talented young people to be inspired by seeing their artwork, and the works of others, displayed in our professional gallery housed in an historic 1890’s mansion. This year’s theme, Expressions of Me, encourages students to create works that reflect themselves…how they feel, how they see things… Entries in all of the arts are encouraged (art medium, theater, culinary, poetry, music, literature and more).

Only works by students in pre-school and grades K – 12 are eligible for this show. Vermont public, private, and home school groups are all invited to participate. Delivery of work to Chaffee on April 15, 16, 17.

4/23/21 12:00pm - 6/4/21 4:00pm

Chaffee Art Centeraffee Art Center (16 South Main St.), Rutland

May
8
2021
– THRU –
Jun
27
2021

"Force"

"Force"

SVAC is delighted to partner with Salem Art Works (SAW) to bring Force, an exhibition that brings some of the most progressive contemporary artists working today, to our galleries and outdoor spaces.

For the indoor gallery exhibition, curator and SAW Director of Administration Pearl Cafritz is selecting "art depicting and interpreting forces both seen and unseen at play in contemporary life." SAW Executive Director Anthony Cafritz, curator for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, says the pieces “encompass a wide range of forays and investigations into artistic expression and how physical objects exist in the landscape. The exhibition represents a collection of contemporary expressions of what is possible.”

Artist:
Zack Lobdell, "Relic," 2021
Acrylic, Spray paint, enamels on canvas

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

May
7
2021
– THRU –
Sep
1
2021

Exploring Our Storied Past: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound

Exploring Our Storied Past: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound

From Abenaki petroglyphs and the first known African American poet Lucy Terry Prince, to Nobel Laureates like Saul Bellow, Jody Williams, Rudyard Kipling and a pantheon of colorful characters with impressive ‘firsts’ along the way, many have shaped the Brattleboro area into ‘something special’ that’s hard to define.

Now a product of a multi-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) backed exploration of ‘People, Places and History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont’ offers a new way to make their stories accessible to all: the Brattleboro Words Trail, community-created audio stories linked to places in and around Brattleboro. The public is invited to listen to these stories on their phones while viewing Cynthia Parker Houghton's large, hand-carved clay murals created for the Trail at ‘Exploring Our Storied Landscape: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound.”

The multimedia exhibit opens on Friday, May 7, 2021, and will remain through September 2021. A full-scale Summer Words Trail exhibit will open July 2 at 118 Elliot, but the best way to listen is to hit the streets with the new app. Visitors can download the free Brattleboro Words Trail mobile app (available for free on the BrattleboroWords.org website) to hear audio pegged to 97 sites featured on the Downtown murals and maps. The murals will be continuously updated as the community adds new stories to the Trail, which will grow under the auspices of the Vermont Folklife Center.

5/7/21 4:00pm - 9/1/21 8:00pm

118 Elliot, Brattleboro

Saturday, May 15, 2021
May
14
2021
– THRU –
May
15
2021

2 Days in May: A Short Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A Short Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A Short Playwriting Festival!
Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th at 7pm
Join ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre for our 3rd Annual 2 Days in May Playwriting Festival!

Join Artistree’s Grange Theatre in its 3rd Annual 2 Days in May Playwriting Festival this time accepting short plays as well as 10-minutes!
The festival will begin with play submissions by local writers, scripts accepted from ages high school to adult. Four scripts will be chosen by a local theatrically experienced panel to be read at the online festival in May 2021; a first and second place and 2 runners-up. The chosen scripts will be read by local actors and professionally and safely filmed in the Grange Theatre. Playwrights may participate in the filming. Show readings will then be streamed online for viewing.

FESTIVAL DATES: Streamed on May 14 & 15, 2021
• Types of Plays: Short plays up to 30 minutes in length, 2-3 characters preferred. Since the shows will be read, not fully produced, there are no restrictions on setting, costumes, or technical aspects.
• Deadline for submission: April 16, 2021

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
• Format: PDF only
• Please name your PDF including your last name.
• Send scripts to: Ashley Barrow, theatre@artistreevt.org
• Please no more than one script per playwright.
• Only plays submitted by Vermont and New Hampshire based playwrights will be reviewed. You must live in Vermont or New Hampshire or have grown up in the area. Please include your ties to the area in your email.

Questions: theatre@artistreevt.org


*Due to last year’s festival having to be cancelled after play selection due to COVID-19, past submissions may be resubmitted to be reconsidered by the new 2021 panel.

5/14/21 7:00pm - 5/15/21 11:59pm

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

May
15
2021

Backyard @NECCA - A Circus Show!

Backyard @NECCA -  A Circus Show!

The next generation of circus stars perform IMPETUS, a high flying, awe inspiring theatrical circus production exploring cause and effect. This daring show captures the ways in which humans connect to influence, inspire, and irritate one another through space and time. The graduates of NECCA’s 3 year professional training program devised this creative Circus Capstone Project. Join us for an outdoor, socially distanced, bring your own seating show in NECCA’s picturesque backyard – and enjoy safe, live performance again!

WHEN: May 15, 2021 – 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm

WHERE: Backyard at the NECCA Trapezium!
10 Town Crier Drive
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

COST: $15/Individual
$40/Pod Ticket (up to 4 attendees in 12′ square)

BUY TICKETS: https://www.onthestage.com/show/new-england-center-for-circus-arts/backyardnecca-presents-impetus-1059/tickets

NOTE: In Case of Rain, ticket buyers will receive a link to watch the full length show online

Sign up to volunteer and receive a free ticket: https://necca.ivolunteer.com/backyard_impetus

5/15/21 2:00pm - 5:30pm

10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro

May
15
2021

OPENING RECEPTION FOR NEUROANATOMY: COLLAGE SHOW

OPENING RECEPTION FOR NEUROANATOMY: COLLAGE SHOW

This exhibition of 67 pieces of seemingly disparate art by 29 different artists shows material evidence that our brains are co-constructed by our interactions with the social landscape of a particular place and time. Neuroanatomy makes experience material. All aspects of the cultural systems that we participate in infuse themselves into our neurobiology, sharing how we perceive and interact with the world. If we begin a dialogue about the context of what an artist uses to make a composite image, then we engage in the broader ramifications of collage, which is always about connectivity

Particiapting Artists:B. Amore, Beth Bachetti, Todd Bartel,
Heidi Bagley, Allan Bealy, Casey Blanchard,Matt Blodgett, Andrea Burgay, Janie Cohen,
Vanessa Compton, Ben DiNino, Rich Fedorchak,Luciana Frigerio, Leslie Fry, Colleen Hammond, D. Hirano, Jennifer Koch, Travis Krupta,Ben Peberdy, Thomas Moser, Gordieh Nasseri,Cynthia Petry, Marcus Ratliff, Erika Schmidt,Colossal Sanders, Carolyn Stellatella,
Eva Schmidt, Athena Tasiopoulous, Peter Thomashow

5/15/21 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Stone Valley Arts 145 E. Main Street, Poultney

May
15
2021

Celebration of Spring Exhibits

Celebration of Spring Exhibits

All are welcome to join in the galleries and outside the Museum for a celebration of the following exhibits:

All Flowers Keep the Light
Jennifer Mack-Watkins: Children of the Sun
Kenny Rivero: Palm Oil, Rum, Honey, Yellow Flowers
GLASSTASTIC
Adria Arch: On Reflection
Delita Martin: Between Worlds
Scott Boyd: Endangered Alphabets

Many of the artists, curators, and children whose drawings inspired the GLASSTASTIC sculptures are expected to attend. Enjoy outdoor refreshments and view two new outdoor exhibits. BMAC observes all Vermont state guidelines, including masks and social distancing.

ADMISSION: Free

5/15/21 5:30pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Apr
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

We are offering a wonderful array of in studio and online classes this Spring! Our offerings include printmaking without a press, watercolor painting, adult and child studio classes, meditation and art, basic drawing, 1:1 art mentoring...Come join us in our studios or from your own home!

River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro

May
7
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

Tina Olsen: Landscapes and Visages

Tina Olsen: Landscapes and Visages

Tina Olsen: Landscapes and Visages presents a selection of paintings and drawings Tina Olsen created while living in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Brattleboro, Vermont, where she has lived since 2007. The show follows her exploration of expressive abstraction and structured composition as a reflection of her personal experience and evolution. After growing up in Springfield, MA, Tina traveled widely and eventually moved to New York where she taught art at the Walden School and worked therapeutically with the arts at the South Beach Psychiatric Center on Staten Island for many years. When she moved to Brattleboro to live near her daughter, she immersed herself in her painting and found a community of artists at the River Gallery School.

“I have been able to look back and see how my work reflects the time and place when it was created while, at the same time, living in Vermont has brought me closer to nature and that has opened my art to pure abstraction,” Olsen said. Olsen's show is the product of a group of artists sharing their work with each other at 118 Elliot since it closed to the public last year. Those artists have formed an informal collective that will curate future shows at 118 following a process we are calling 'Artist to Artist Curation'. This relationship based approach will encourage participating artists, guided by their aesthetic, conceptual and social consciousness, to include and nurture emerging artists for upcoming shows.

5/7/21 4:00pm - 5/31/21 8:00pm

118 Elliot, Brattleboro

Apr
23
2021
– THRU –
Jun
4
2021

Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: Expressions of Me

Annual Student Exhibit & Digital Expression: Expressions of Me

The Chaffee Art Center is proud to again showcase young artists from dozens of Vermont schools and homeschoolers for this Annual Student Exhibit. We take great pleasure in creating an opportunity for these talented young people to be inspired by seeing their artwork, and the works of others, displayed in our professional gallery housed in an historic 1890’s mansion. This year’s theme, Expressions of Me, encourages students to create works that reflect themselves…how they feel, how they see things… Entries in all of the arts are encouraged (art medium, theater, culinary, poetry, music, literature and more).

Only works by students in pre-school and grades K – 12 are eligible for this show. Vermont public, private, and home school groups are all invited to participate. Delivery of work to Chaffee on April 15, 16, 17.

4/23/21 12:00pm - 6/4/21 4:00pm

Chaffee Art Centeraffee Art Center (16 South Main St.), Rutland

May
8
2021
– THRU –
Jun
27
2021

"Force"

"Force"

SVAC is delighted to partner with Salem Art Works (SAW) to bring Force, an exhibition that brings some of the most progressive contemporary artists working today, to our galleries and outdoor spaces.

For the indoor gallery exhibition, curator and SAW Director of Administration Pearl Cafritz is selecting "art depicting and interpreting forces both seen and unseen at play in contemporary life." SAW Executive Director Anthony Cafritz, curator for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, says the pieces “encompass a wide range of forays and investigations into artistic expression and how physical objects exist in the landscape. The exhibition represents a collection of contemporary expressions of what is possible.”

Artist:
Zack Lobdell, "Relic," 2021
Acrylic, Spray paint, enamels on canvas

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

May
15
2021
– THRU –
Aug
22
2021

Terry Ekasala

Terry Ekasala

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by Vermont artist, Terry Ekasala, to be held at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Known for creating expressive, abstract paintings that border on representation, this exhibition will include about a dozen new large-scale paintings and works on paper. Often delineated with thinly painted lines, Ekasala populates her compositions with vibrant and at times translucent sections of color juxtaposed or layered across each other. On view from 15 May through 28 November 2021. Sa–Su. 11AM - 4PM. Self-guided visits. Advance reservations recommended, but not required. $10 pp.

5/15/21 11:00am - 8/22/21 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation | Reading, Vermont, Reading

May
7
2021
– THRU –
Sep
1
2021

Exploring Our Storied Past: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound

Exploring Our Storied Past: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound

From Abenaki petroglyphs and the first known African American poet Lucy Terry Prince, to Nobel Laureates like Saul Bellow, Jody Williams, Rudyard Kipling and a pantheon of colorful characters with impressive ‘firsts’ along the way, many have shaped the Brattleboro area into ‘something special’ that’s hard to define.

Now a product of a multi-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) backed exploration of ‘People, Places and History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont’ offers a new way to make their stories accessible to all: the Brattleboro Words Trail, community-created audio stories linked to places in and around Brattleboro. The public is invited to listen to these stories on their phones while viewing Cynthia Parker Houghton's large, hand-carved clay murals created for the Trail at ‘Exploring Our Storied Landscape: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound.”

The multimedia exhibit opens on Friday, May 7, 2021, and will remain through September 2021. A full-scale Summer Words Trail exhibit will open July 2 at 118 Elliot, but the best way to listen is to hit the streets with the new app. Visitors can download the free Brattleboro Words Trail mobile app (available for free on the BrattleboroWords.org website) to hear audio pegged to 97 sites featured on the Downtown murals and maps. The murals will be continuously updated as the community adds new stories to the Trail, which will grow under the auspices of the Vermont Folklife Center.

5/7/21 4:00pm - 9/1/21 8:00pm

118 Elliot, Brattleboro