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Arts Calendar: Southern Vermont

Friday, June 1, 2018
May
31
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
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
Saturday: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: The Grange Theatre, 65 Stage Road, North Pomfret
Jun
1
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

We'll cover all your favorite aspects of singing with the instrument from arrangements to song choice. Singing with the harp, or accompanying yourself singing is very different from playing solo pieces or from accompanying other musicians or singers.


Naturally it calls for a different approach. This workshop will serve to look at the unique aspects of self accompaniment and keeping it simple.


We'll focus on old beautiful airs from the tradition that are very suitable for meditative music. Interestingly many of them were written on or widely played by the harpers of old.


We'll also touch on combining your personal meditation practice and how to carry that forward into playing for others.


This workshop is also suitable for healing practitioners who play at the bedside.


If there's any more beautiful music in the world than Irish and Celtic airs, I've yet to hear it. We'll dig into the deepest treasures of the tradition by unearthing Ireland and Scotland's most beautiful airs. For me, there's no greater joy than playing airs that were written for the harp, often by harpers and I can't wait to share that with you!


This is the music a harpist can really make his or her own through self-expression and it's the best way I know to find your true harp "voice."

Time: 6/1/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Apr
28
2018
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
2
2018
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Jun
2
2018

ART SEED at Marble House Project

ART SEED at Marble House Project
Description:

A community event featuring work from our Session Two artists in residence including performance, open studios, and readings. Performances begin in the barn promptly at 2pm, open studios to follow. Marble House Project is a multidisciplinary artist residency fostering sustainability, community, and collaboration.

Session Two Artists:
Zaina Alsous, poetry
Erica Berry, nonfiction
Maya Erdelyi, film & video
Michael Harrison, music & composition
Benjamin Heller, visual arts
Francisco Vazquez Murillo, visual arts
Paul Singh, dance & choreography

Free and open to the public, more information at www.marblehouseproject.org | @marblehouseproject
1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, VT 05251

Image: Maya Erdelyi, Pareidolia, cut-paper stop-motion puppet, 2012, 18 x 24

Time: 6/2/18 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Marble House Project, Dorset
Jun
2
2018

Drama Queens - Cantabile Women's Chorus Concert

Drama Queens - Cantabile Women's Chorus Concert
Description:

Cantabile women’s chorus under Director Kathy Sherlock-Green, will perform their winter concert, Drama Queens, with accompanist Jeanne Chambers, on Saturday, June 2 at 4:00pm at the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT and Sunday, June 3 at 4:00pm at the First Congregational Church of Lebanon, NH.


The program is a celebration of female choruses from Opera, Broadway, and Cinema, and features works by Gilbert & Sullivan, Bernstein, Berlin, Loesser, Bizet, Monteverdi, Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Delibes, Verdi, and more!


Tickets may be purchased in advance with a credit card online at our website, or with check or cash at the door. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5, Children 12 and under accompanied by adult are free.

Time: 6/2/18 4:00pm
Location: Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich
Jun
2
2018

Caroline Cotter at Brandon Music

Caroline Cotter at Brandon Music Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Cotter is currently touring to support her second major release, ‘Home on The River’, which No Depression calls “sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another.” Brought to life by vivid, thoughtful lyrics and Cotter's honeyed soprano, the tunes are lightly tinged with raw emotion and brimming with honest, soul-searching expression. “My music is my honest expression of myself, reaching out to a world who I hope to connect with,” she says. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

Time: 6/2/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
May
31
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
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
Saturday: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: The Grange Theatre, 65 Stage Road, North Pomfret
Jun
1
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

We'll cover all your favorite aspects of singing with the instrument from arrangements to song choice. Singing with the harp, or accompanying yourself singing is very different from playing solo pieces or from accompanying other musicians or singers.


Naturally it calls for a different approach. This workshop will serve to look at the unique aspects of self accompaniment and keeping it simple.


We'll focus on old beautiful airs from the tradition that are very suitable for meditative music. Interestingly many of them were written on or widely played by the harpers of old.


We'll also touch on combining your personal meditation practice and how to carry that forward into playing for others.


This workshop is also suitable for healing practitioners who play at the bedside.


If there's any more beautiful music in the world than Irish and Celtic airs, I've yet to hear it. We'll dig into the deepest treasures of the tradition by unearthing Ireland and Scotland's most beautiful airs. For me, there's no greater joy than playing airs that were written for the harp, often by harpers and I can't wait to share that with you!


This is the music a harpist can really make his or her own through self-expression and it's the best way I know to find your true harp "voice."

Time: 6/1/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Jun
2
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Cantabile Women's Chorus Spring Concerts

Cantabile Women's Chorus Spring Concerts
Description:

Cantabile Women's Chorus, under Director Kathy Sherlock-Green, and accompanist Jeanne Chambers, is pleased to announce its spring concerts, "Drama Queens", They will perform on Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 PM at the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT and Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 PM at the First Congregational church of Lebanon, NH.
"Drama Queens" is a celebration of female choruses from opera, Broadway, and cinema, featuring works by Gilbert & Sullivan, Bernstein, Berlin, Bizet, Monteverdi, Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Delibes, Verdi and others
Tickets may be purchased in advance with a credit card online at www.CantabileWomen.org. or with check or cash at the door. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5, Children 12 nd under accompanied by an adult are free.

Time: 6/2/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 11:59pm
Location: Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich
Apr
28
2018
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
May
12
2018
– THRU –
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