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Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont

Sunday, May 27, 2018
May
24
2018
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May
27
2018

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

JAG Productions is pleased to present Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.

It’s 1959 and jazz legend Billie Holiday is playing a seedy bar in Philadelphia. It will be one of her last performances. As she shares stories about her stormy personal life, her battle with addiction and her ground-breaking vocal style, she also, of course, sings.

Showings
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: The Engine Room, 188 South Main St., White River Junction
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open Studio Greg Moschetti

Open Studio Greg Moschetti Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Open studio in a beautiful setting overlooking Black Mountain. Landscape paintings on view.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:00pm
Location: 623 Kelly Road, Dummerston
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Martha Beauchamp Open Studio Tour

Martha Beauchamp Open Studio Tour Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As part of the Vermont Crafts Council 2018 Open Studio Tour, Martha Beauchamp invites visitors to come by and see her fabric art process. A variety of pieces from animals to vegetables, landscapes to covered bridges, will be on display.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 117 Corey Drive, North Bennington
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

VanNatta Studio Open Studio Weekend

VanNatta Studio Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A free statewide studio tour of fine arts and crafts. Visit the studios,meet the artists, watch demonstrations and shop. Tour Guides with maps are provided by the Vermont Craft Counci online at www.vermontcrafts.com or look for maps in Vermont rest stops or anywhere you see the yellow VCC posters. Please stop by the VanNatta Studio on Shattuck Hill Road In West Windsor for a visit and to see my oil paintings and prints or to inquire about a commission

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 543 Shattuck Hill Road, Brownsville
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Flowers, Landscapes and Still Life Watercolors by Kim Eng Yeo.

Artist will be available on both days of Open Studio to answer questions from visitors about watercolor painting, methods and techniques.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 628 Peaked Mountain Rd, Townshend
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open Studio Weekend at Karen Deets Stained Glass

Open Studio Weekend at Karen Deets Stained Glass Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Stained glass as an art form is taken to both fresh and medieval forms by artist Karen Deets. Glass as art is magical in the way it changes with the light! On this special weekend you can treat yourself to a large selection of eye candy for sale and learn how its made. You are welcome to try some of the basic techniques and enjoy some free homemade refreshments

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 728 Moscow Rd., Fair Haven
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend

Kim Eng Yeo Watercolors Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Watercolors - Flowers, Landscapes, Still Life
by Kim Eng Yeo
The artist will do a short demonstration of basic watercolor techniques during the Open Studio.
Paintings as well as Giclees,Prints and Cards are available for sale.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 628 Peaked Mountain Rd., Studio #109 on tour map, Townshend
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Mosaics Spring Open Studio

Vermont Mosaics Spring Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Stop by to visit the Vermont Mosaics studio and see some original designed, sparkling mosaics made from hand-cut stained glass and ceramic tile, old jewelry, beads, mirrors and other found objects.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Mosaics Studio, 82 Country Drive, Guilford
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Pressed Flowers Open Studio Weekend

Vermont Pressed Flowers Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ellie Roden of Vermont Pressed Flowers welcomes visitors to her home studio on Memorial Day Weekend. Ellie's award winning pressed flower art has been exhibited in shows and galleries throughout New England and has been featured in two national publications. View her pressed flower art, cards and bookmarks. Watch demonstrations of microwave flower pressing and learn some tips on creating with pressed flowers. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy some refreshments. Everyone is welcome!

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 32 Ray Hill Road, Wilmington
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Angie Follensbee-Hall, Mixed Media Arts Open Studio

Angie Follensbee-Hall, Mixed Media Arts Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

As part of the Vermont Craft Council Open Studio tour, mixed media artist Angie Follensbee-Hall will be demonstrating and showcasing her artwork of handmade paper, mixed media, and fiber work.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 4:30pm
Location: 1383 Route 44, Brownsville
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Open Studio Weekend

Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Open Studio Weekend Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Stop by Vermont Mosaics & Waring Music Studios during the Vermont Crafts Council's Open Studio Weekend. We will be showing & selling handcrafted mosaic items such as mosaic framed mirrors, mosaic flower pots, Garden Angels and many other works by Susan Rosano. The weekend will be an interesting one if you stop by to see Susan's mosaic making demonstrations at 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. We will also be showing & selling Cigar Box Guitars, Harps and other instruments made and played by Instrument Maker Dennis Waring.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5/27/18 5:00pm
Location: 82 Country Drive, Guilford
May
26
2018
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May
27
2018

Open studio at S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments

Open studio at S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Scott MacDonald designs and builds acoustic and electric guitars. Come to his studio in the woods of Chester to see the tools, woods and fixtures used in making guitars. There will be demonstrations of bending wood, going braces, and more. Please note, there are no restrooms at this studio. Coffee, tea and cookies will be available for visitors.

Time: 5/26/18 11:00am - 5/27/18 3:00pm
Location: 660 Mattson Rd, Chester
May
27
2018

Brenda Hall Wood Design Open Studio

Brenda Hall Wood Design Open Studio Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Brenda Hall is a self-taught Wood Artist and Master Finisher. She has been creating Functional Art with wood for over 28 years.
Visit her studio over Memorial Day weekend on the Vermont Art Council Open Studio Tour. Her working studio, shop and homestead is nestled in Moosalamoo National Park in Goshen, VT over looking a 12 acre pond and surrounded by fir trees.
You will expect to find furniture, home accessories, utensils, charcuterie/cheese/bread boards, serving platters, sculptures, a resurrected vintage chaise, free ranging chickens & ducks and a renovated 1965 camper which will be offering tasty treats.
http://www.bhwooddesign.com
http://www.vermontcrafts.com

The studio is in Goshen, not Brandon.

Time: 5/27/18 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 1516 Goshen Ripton Rd, Brandon
May
27
2018

Such Stuff as Dreams

Such Stuff as Dreams
Description:

Bennington Baroque presents Renaissonics, John tyson (recorder), Laura Gulley (violin), Daniel Rowe (cello), Miyuki Tsurutani (harpsichord) in a program of 16th and 17th-century music. With two renaissance dancers, elaborately costumed, presenting dances from the court and from the commedia dell'arte. Pay what you will.

Time: 5/27/18 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington
May
27
2018

Mostly Baroque: 10th Spring Organ Barn Concert

Mostly Baroque: 10th Spring Organ Barn Concert Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Friends of Music at Guilford presents a recital on the c. 1897 Tracker Organ by David Neiweem, UVM's college organist and music professor, with assisting Guilford Chamber Players on flute, oboe, and cello. Repertoire includes works by Bolt, Cui, de Cabezón, Quantz, Richter, and Scheidt. A festive (optional) holiday cookout follows on the deck and lawn with grilling options for veggie and meat lovers, along with sides, salads, sips, and sundaes. Follow signs 9 mi. from Rt. 5 at the Guilford Country Store or 5 mi. from Keets Brook Rd. in Bernardston, Mass. Concert: $15, optional meal: $10 per person. For further info: 802-254-3600, office@fomag.org, or www.fomag.org.

Time: 5/27/18 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: The Organ Barn, off Packer Corners Rd., Guilford
May
18
2018
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May
28
2018

Dorset Players - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Dorset Players - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Dorset Players will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,
a musical comedy that takes place in a middle school gym where six quirky adolescents participate in a spelling bee run by 3 equally quirky adults. Performance dates are May 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM and May 20 and 27 at 2:00 PM.

Directed by Todd Hjelt, the cast features Joey Blane, Courtney Carter, Suzi Dorgeloh,
Dana Haley, Billy Jamieson, Lilly Kelly, Allie McGahie, Tom Norton, Chris Restino and Dan Silver. Musical direction by Gary Schmidt and choreography by Erika Schmidt. Music and Lyrics are by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman.

Tickets are available by calling 802-867-5570 or on line at www.dorsetplayers.org.
The box office will be open May 15-17 and 22-24 from 3:30-6:30 and 2 hours before each performance. There will be an after show reception on May 18 and Dorset Players members get 2 for 1 tickets for the May 19 show. The Playhouse café will be open for coffee and dessert 45 minutes before each performance and at the intermission.

Presenting sponsors for this production are The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern and Vermont Renewable Fuels. Show sponsors are Amy Thebault Design, Haskins Gas, Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, The Vermont Country Store and VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. This show is presented through agreement with Music Theatre International.

Time: 5/18/18 7:30pm - 5/28/18 4:00pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
May
12
2018
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Jun
24
2018

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

May 12- June 24: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature sculptor Bruce Campbell’s “Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture”. An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-8pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm.

Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

In 1976 Campbell was fascinated by the Whitney Museum retrospective exhibition, “Calder’s Universe”, which invited Campbell to experiment with wires joined and twisted into imaginative shapes, suggesting an art form which defines and controls space through three-dimensional line drawing.

“My ideas for kinetic sculpture usually begin as a question. For example, how can I show a certain concept of the universe? They attempt to illustrate, in the simplest way possible, conditions and events of the natural world. In showing a falling star, a lunar eclipse, or a rainstorm, I am trying to represent, in minimalist and transparent form, my perception of the universe - how the universe might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, and basic mechanics.” Visually stunning and interactively entertaining, Campbell’s kinetic sculptures illuminate/illustrate the dynamic relationships of phonomenal elements in the natural and celestial world, bridging physics, mechanics and aesthetics to create treasured pieces of pure wonderment.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 5/12/18 5:00pm - 6/24/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
May
4
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. This new collection of paintings titled Head In The Clouds” runs May 4 through June 26. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM.

Time: 5/4/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
May
12
2018
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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
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

Made in Vermont

Made in Vermont
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont from 12 May - 25 November 2018. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Mark Barry, Mildred Beltré, Patrick Dunfey, Terry Ekasala, Richard Jacobs, Sara Katz and Joseph Wheelwright, this show spotlights artists who are making innovative, fresh, and sometimes challenging work, while living and working in Vermont. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe

The Solace of Amnesia | Curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe
Description:

Curated by American artist Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe, this group show includes over 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture by approximately 25 artists. Recognizing that the planet is in an age of profound environmental transformation, we find ourselves estranged and alienated from the ecosystems in which we evolved. Rockman and Gass Stowe define “The Solace of Amnesia” as a craving to forget as a form of comfort and self-medication. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
May
12
2018
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Nov
25
2018

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl

Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros | Curated by Eric Fischl
Description:

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous. On view from 12 May through 25 November 2018. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

Location: Hall Art Foundation, Reading
Monday, May 28, 2018
Apr
1
2018
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May
31
2018

Portraits of Artists by Photographer William Dixon

Portraits of Artists by Photographer William Dixon
Description:

Portraits of Artists by Photographer William Dixon
An event connected to the “Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination” creativity forums series.

LOCATION: Putney Public Library Central Library, 55 Main St, Putney, VT 05346

William Dixon presents a photographic series of local artists working in their studios. Included in the exhibit are photos of Ken Pick, Paul Stone, Dena Gartenstein Moses, Nancy Storrow, Joseph Fichter, Walter Slowinski, and Eugene Uman.

William Dixon has been photographing artists from the Putney community for several years. Artists at Work, his 2014 solo exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography, focused on the creative process employed by these talented and creative people. To see more of William Dixon’s work, please visit: williamdixonphotography.net

This exhibition is one of the many activities offered as a part of the "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination" creativity forums series. To view the full series, please visit: www.acwc.us/forums. The "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations About Art, Creativity, & Imagination" creativity forums are being supported by the following partners and sponsors:

SPONSORS: The Brattleboro Reformer*Brattleboro Community Television*Brattleboro Food Co-Op*Brattleboro Savings & Loan*Latchis Arts*New Chapter*Southern Vermont Arts & Living*The Richards Group

PARTNERS: Antidote Books*Brooks Memorial Library*C. X. Silver Gallery LLC*Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery*Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts*River Gallery School*Putney Public Library*Sandglass Theater

Location: Putney Library, 55 Main Street, Putney
Apr
2
2018
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Jun
15
2018

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Curated by Dian Parker

These recent prints of Betsey Garand represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. The colors are layered biomorphic and geometric shapes, combining delicate nuances with accents of vibrancy and transparency. Garand uses a combination of techniques; woodcut, monotype, pochôir, spit-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and à la poupée. The prints create the luscious varieties of form, color, and change inherent in nature. These works are fluid, amorphic, richly colored, and intensely dynamic.

Betsey Garand is presently Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College in the Department of Art and the History of Art, where she is head of printmaking. Garand has shown in many exhibitions and in numerous public and private art collections; Dadapost Gallery-Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Arkansas Arts Center; Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku-Japan; Art Museum of Estonia. Awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and fellowships at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the MacDowell Colony.

Time: 4/2/18 10:00am - 6/15/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Apr
6
2018
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Jun
16
2018

'Barn Art'

'Barn Art' Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many barns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history. The Compass Music and Arts Center’s new exhibit ‘Barn Art’ is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Time: 4/6/18 10:00am - 6/16/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon