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Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont

Saturday, May 26, 2018
May
4
2018
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May
26
2018

Raised Voices: Local Artists Resist!

Raised Voices: Local Artists Resist!
Description:

BRATTLEBORO: An opening reception for the exhibit, "Raised Voices: Local Artists Resist" will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden at 157 Main St.

“Raised Voices” will be on exhibit at the River Garden until May 26, featuring the work of area artists who responded to an open call to stand up and express your hopes, your outrage, your vision in the face of the current political climate in our country today.

The exhibit features unique pieces from some of the finest artists and artisans in the area, and others whose work you may be discovering for the first time. All the work on display is for sale with either 50 percent or 100 percent of proceeds going to three organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Vermont, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England - Brattleboro, and the Vermont Workers’ Center.

Artists showing work, in some cases made specifically for this show: Jackie Abrams, , Sue Aldridge, Monserrat Archbald, Barbara Baribeau, Karen Becker, Ellen Bronstein, Stuart Copans, Kay Curtis, Sloan Dawson, John Dimick , Arlene Distler, Wayne Estey, Suzanne Flynt, Kathleen Harwood, Laura Kaye, Dolores Klaich, Isabel Lenssen , Lodiza LePore, Steve Lloyd, Naomi Lindenfeld, Mel Martin, Kris McDermet, Barbara Milot, Petria Mitchell, Greg Moschetti, Sharon Myers, Gene Parulis, Leonard Ragouzeos, Deidra Razzaque, Susan Rosano, Nina Rossi, Deidre Scherer, Helen Schmidt, Lori Schreiner, Kathleen Sims, Walter Slowinski, Jorika Stockwell, and Toby Welch.

Says Jackie Abrams, artist and one of five organizers of the exhibit: "This show was conceived of as a gathering, a safe place for people to express and share their outrage with each other and the community." Another artist-organizer, Petria Mitchell, says, "Responding creatively offers a myriad of avenues for healing and solace during this time of rapid change and deep questioning.” In addition to Abrams and Mitchell, Kris McDermet, Kay Curtis, and Arlene Distler helped to organize the exhibit and also have pieces in the show.

Taking place during Brattleboro’s monthly Gallery Walk, the reception will feature luscious refreshments, interactive sculptures, performances by Silky Caterwaul and Cyrus Shaoul, and the possibility of a visit by Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and area legislators. For questions and more information, email: resistartists2018@gmail.com

Location: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro
May
18
2018
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May
26
2018

Weston Playhouse First Annual New Works Festival

Weston Playhouse First Annual New Works Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Weston’s First Annual New Works Festival is a two-week celebration of nationally recognized artists creating new work at varying stages of development. The first year series includes Steppenwolf actor/writer Molly Regan's one-woman play "The Accidental Curator," presented in a fully staged workshop production following development at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre and Chicago's Steppenwolf. Award-winning theatre writer Kait Kerrigan's "Father/Daughter" will receive its first ever public reading, and artist/activist Judith Sloan's "Yo Miss!," developed in part at a Weston Artists Retreat, will take its next leap in a full onstage reading.

Festival Passholders receive discounts, guaranteed seats for the readings, and an invitation to an evening of selections from our Young Playwrights program in which teaching artists mentor local students to find their voice in original short plays. Visit westonplayhouse.org for the full schedule, details about each project, and ticket information.

Location: Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
May
26
2018

Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival

Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Downtown Bennington transforms into a festival of arts, crafts, activities, food, & entertainment. In 2018 there will be over 120 crafters and artisans from throughout New England featuring handmade crafts of wood, pottery, glass, metal, fabric, jewelry, and more. As always, School Street will be lined with ethnic treats including Indian, German, Thai, and American. You’ll also find favorites such as fried dough, gourmet seafood, wood fired pizza, BBQ, blooming onions, ice cream, and more!

Mayfest isn’t just for adults though; there are lots of kid’s activities, contests, and games. A dunking booth, the 4-H shooting range, the Trustco Bank bouncy house, face painting, and more also add to the fun.

Downtown Bennington may be host to over 120 vendors during Mayfest, but the best part is that it also boasts over 45 great shops as well. The Village Chocolate Shoppe, Bennington Bookshop, Jay’s Art Shop and Frame Gallery, and South Street Café just to name a few. Downtown Bennington is also home to over 15 restaurants.

Time: 5/26/18 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Bennington, Bennington
May
26
2018

Ponte Pilas - Latin Jazz Concert to Benefit Solar Energy for Puerto Rico

Ponte Pilas - Latin Jazz Concert to Benefit Solar Energy for Puerto Rico
Description:

On Saturday, May 26 at 7 PM, join Eric Hangen y La Ruta at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester for an unforgettable evening of Latin jazz to benefit solar energy projects in Puerto Rico.

Vermont resident and pianist / composer Eric Hangen studied piano at Berklee College of Music. He lived in Puerto Rico, where he performed with Latin Grammy winners Celia Cruz, Andy Montañez, José “Cheo” Feliciano, and many other stars of the Puerto Rican salsa scene. His new album, “Real You Real Me,” seamlessly blends the rhythms of the island with influences from jazz and classical music to create a unique sound that is both infectious and thought-provoking.

An all-star cast of musicians from around the globe will join the performance, including:

• Puerto Rican saxophonist Edmar Colon, a first-prize winner at the “Keep an Eye” International Jazz Awards in Amsterdam. Colon is a graduate of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and has toured and performed with Grammy award winners such as Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding.

• Israeli flutist Amir Milstein, a world music professor at New England Conservatory and veteran several acclaimed groups in the world music scene, including Bustan Abraham and Tucan Trio. Milstein has performed with latin music greats such as six-time grammy winner Tito Puente.

• German drummer Bertram Lehmann, a percussion professor at Berklee College of Music. Lehmann has over 40 albums to his credit and has recorded and performed with Grammy award winners such as Dave Samuels, Paquito D’Rivera, and Randy Brecker.

• Venezuelan percussionist Fran Vielma, an award-winning graduate of New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music whose debut album, “Tendencias,” was released this spring.

• Australian bassist James Dale, who has studied at both the Sydney Conservatorium and Berklee College of Music, and has performed with some of the world’s top jazz musicians including five-time Grammy winner Maria Schneider, four-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, Ernie Watts, and many others.

Time: 5/26/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
May
26
2018

LATIN JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT PUERTO RICO

LATIN JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT PUERTO RICO
Description:

Vermont resident and pianist / composer Eric Hangen studied piano at Berklee College of Music. He lived in Puerto Rico, where he performed with Latin Grammy winners Celia Cruz, Andy Montañez, José “Cheo” Feliciano, and many other stars of the Puerto Rican salsa scene. His new album, “Real You Real Me,” seamlessly blends the rhythms of the island with influences from jazz and classical music to create a unique sound that is both infectious and thought-provoking.

An all-star cast of musicians from around the globe will join the performance, including:

• Puerto Rican saxophonist Edmar Colon, a first-prize winner at the “Keep an Eye” International Jazz Awards in Amsterdam. Colon is a graduate of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and has toured and performed with Grammy award winners such as Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding.

• Israeli flutist Amir Milstein, a world music professor at New England Conservatory and veteran several acclaimed groups in the world music scene, including Bustan Abraham and Tucan Trio. Milstein has performed with latin music greats such as six-time grammy winner Tito Puente.

• German drummer Bertram Lehmann, a percussion professor at Berklee College of Music. Lehmann has over 40 albums to his credit and has recorded and performed with Grammy award winners such as Dave Samuels, Paquito D’Rivera, and Randy Brecker.

• Venezuelan percussionist Fran Vielma, an award-winning graduate of New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music whose debut album, “Tendencias,” was released this spring.

• Australian bassist James Dale, who has studied at both the Sydney Conservatorium and Berklee College of Music, and has performed with some of the world’s top jazz musicians including five-time Grammy winner Maria Schneider, four-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, Ernie Watts, and many others.

Tickets are $25.00 Contact SVAC at 802 362-1405

Time: 5/26/18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Arkell Pavilion at Southern VT Arts Center, Manchester
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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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
28
2018
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Jun
9
2018

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something

Hold Me, Pet Me, I'm Crying About Something Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This solo exhibition is a collection of artwork that spans the last few years of Nina Dubois’ life: an alchemy of flash poetry, paint and reclaimed materials. Working in a variety of mediums, she investigates history, text, and place, from the real and imagined to personal and political. Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. She graduated from Goddard College with a B.A. in Arts Education and teaches at a therapeutic high school in Poultney, Vermont.

Time: 4/28/18 12:00pm - 6/9/18 6:00pm
Location: CU Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Center Rutland
May
18
2018
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Jun
9
2018

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit

TRIO: Ceramics Exhibit Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A special ceramics exhibit at the ArtisTree Gallery featuring the work of Fiona Davis, Deborah Goodwin and Amanda Ann Palmer. Opening reception on Friday, May 18th at 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 4 pm

Time: 5/18/18 5:30pm - 6/9/18 4:00pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
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
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
3
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Art Exhibit: “Miss Match – Pixels to Paint: Photos Re-Imagined “

Art Exhibit: “Miss Match – Pixels to Paint:  Photos Re-Imagined “
Description:

The exhibit is a collaboration between the photographer NatEli Boze and the artist Becky Cook. Becky often begins a painting outdoors and then finishes in her studio using reference photos she has taken. She has occasionally painted from NatEli’s photos, creating the idea for this exhibit.
NatEli fell in love with photography in college, learning to develop and print black & white negatives. Working in a photography studio was her graduate study. She took photos constantly, developing her film wherever she could. Most of her photos are now taken with digital cameras, although her 35mm Pentax SLR is still at hand.
Becky has been exhibiting landscapes and abstracts in group exhibits for 3 years. Creating pieces for this exhibit has given her the freedom to explore different approaches to her art. There are examples of oil, pastel, encaustic (hot wax) and watercolor in the exhibit. Both the original photos and the paintings resulting from them will be on display.
Becky says, “It’s been a fun challenge to develop different ideas in response to NatEli’s photos, sometimes in a playful manner.”
Monday 1–8
Tues, Wed, Fri 10–5:30
Thursday 10–8
Saturday 10–3

Time: 5/3/18 6:00pm - 6/30/18 5:30pm
Location: Norwich Public Library, Norwich
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