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Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Jul
18
2019

Mix, Mingle & Make: Making Masks Night!

Mix, Mingle & Make: Making Masks Night!

Tired of the typical options for getting out of the house and meeting people on a weeknight? Or just want a break from your Monday through Friday evening routine at home? Mix, Mingle & Make is a facilitated open studio for adults who wish to meet and spend time with other adults while they explore the creative process of their choice.

Chris will provide and demonstrate a few different fun, easy, and engaging art-making techniques each class for participants to explore independently or with guidance to whatever degree they feel satisfied. Participants are also free to come with their own ideas for creative projects, and either use our available supplies or bring their own. All skill levels welcome! Participants are invited to join Open Mic Night following this class to extend their evening out!

7/18/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Jul
18
2019

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Kathryn Davis

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Kathryn Davis

Enjoy summer evenings with Vermont authors in an intimate setting. Make a night of it; stop by the café for dinner or drinks, or come from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a garden party on the patio or in the gallery, featuring local food and drink pairings.
Registration is $12 per lecture or $70 for the entire seven lecture series, of which this is the second.

Kathryn Davis, the senior fiction writer on the faculty of The Writing Program at Washington University and author of eight novels, received high praise for her spellbinding new novel, The Silk Road, in recent reviews in Slate and The New York Times Book Review. The Silk Road begins on a mat in yoga class, deep within a labyrinth on a settlement somewhere in the icy north, under the canny guidance of Jee Moon. When someone fails to arise from corpse pose, the Astronomer, the Archivist, the Botanist, the Keeper, the Topologist, the Geographer, the Iceman, and the Cook remember the paths that brought them there—paths on which they still seem to be traveling. Billed as one of the most original voices in contemporary America, Davis received, among many others, a Kafka Prize for fiction by an American woman and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

7/18/19 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
18
2019

Music @ The Cafe: Dave Brahinsky

Music @ The Cafe: Dave Brahinsky

David Brahinsky is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has been playing music from the folk tradition— from the Child Ballads to Bob Dylan—for over thirty years.
There is no cover, but please tip your servers and performer.

7/18/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Hardwick Street Cafe, Greensboro

Jul
18
2019

Cabot Arts presents - Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert

Cabot Arts presents - Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert

Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert are currently one of the hottest acts on the country and bluegrass circuit. Kieran has been referred to as "the godfather of Americana music,” and Rayna prodigious fiddle playing has led a new revival of American string band music. Fans of either artist will recognize the musical kindred-spiritedness in their restrained and roots-oriented approach to both songs and arrangements.

7/18/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cabot Town Hall Auditorium, Cabot

Jul
18
2019

Author Talk & Book Signing: Water Connections

Author Talk & Book Signing: Water Connections

New Hampshire author James Rousmaniere discusses his book Water Connections, which explores what fresh water means to us and what we mean to water. Published in June 2019, the book covers water-related changes in technology, pollution, economic values, and ideas about nature from the Industrial Revolution to today.

Water Connections focuses primarily on New Englanders’ experiences with water, including floods and flood control, hydropower’s evolving technology, watershed protection, and citizen action in the cause of water protection. The book is as much about people as it is about water, with stories about conservationists, artists, reservoir managers, fishermen, scientists, and ordinary citizens around water.

After graduating from Harvard, Rousmaniere surveyed irrigation canals in southern India as a Peace Corps volunteer and then began a 43-year career in journalism. He reported on economics in the Washington bureau of The Baltimore Sun before being named editor and president of The Keene (NH) Sentinel, from which he is now retired.

ADMISSION: Free

7/18/19 7:30pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro

Jul
18
2019

Yellow Barn Concert

Yellow Barn Concert

This concert features works by Takemitsu, Schubert, and Enescu

7/18/19 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Big Barn, 49 Main Street, Putney

Jul
15
2019
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Jul
19
2019

MOBILE DIGITAL ART STUDIO Camp

MOBILE DIGITAL ART STUDIO Camp

Students will learn how mobile devices - iPads and cell phones - can be used as digital art studios! We will take our mobile studios out and about in the Stowe landscape to explore the colors, shapes, animals, flora, and fauna of Summer. Then we will use what we find to make abstract self-portraits. Each student will also learn how to create their own online gallery to document their work digitally.
Instructor: Kristina Gosh
July 15th-19th
Ages 12-17
8:30am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

7/15/19 8:30am - 7/19/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
15
2019
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Jul
19
2019

RETHINKING THE ARTIST'S SKETCHBOOK Camp

RETHINKING THE ARTIST'S SKETCHBOOK Camp

A sketchbook is much more than just a place to draw. Learn how famous artists have used their sketchbooks in unusual and surprising ways. From drawing and collage to watercolor and photo transfers, students will first bind their sketchbooks and then fill them with their original masterpieces inspired by our field trips around town and down the rec path.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang
RETHINKING THE ARTIST'S SKETCHBOOK
July 15th-19th
Ages 8-12
9:00am-3:00pm
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

7/15/19 8:30am - 7/19/19 3:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
15
2019
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Jul
19
2019

Summit School Trad Camp

Summit School Trad Camp

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents Trad Camp 2019 July 15-19! This week-long music immersion camp is perfect for kids 8-16 years old who either have a newfound interest in music, or a deep interest in furthering musicianship. Classes range from Beginner to Advanced on a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, ukulele, drums, songwriting, voice, and more. Budding musicians enjoy developing technique and skill on instruments they know, but are also encouraged to try something new. Our instructors are first class, recognized for both the quality of their teaching, and their performance skills.

The Trad Camp day begins at 9am with a group song or short performance, then students disperse into their different chosen classes. Mid-day lunch break includes ample time outside on the beautiful Orchard Valley Waldorf School campus in East Montpelier. Afternoon class choices include an ensemble option, where students can experience playing in a group and arranging music together. For campers who want to spend some time practicing or trying their hand at an art activity, there will always be time reserved at the end of the day. Pick-up is at 3pm, with an option for Stay and Play to accommodate longer work days. The Summit School has presented this camp for many years, and after taking one year off, has decided to offer it once again. The camp’s director, Katie Trautz, is thrilled to give children and teens an opportunity to explore music and deepen their interest in the arts.

7/15/19 9:00am - 7/19/19 4:00pm

Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier

Jun
8
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground pays tribute to the devotion of the faithful and its continuity from the Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland with a series of paintings, pastels, photographs, sculpture, and accompanying Irish poetry.
Artist Gaal Shepherd has spent 34 years exploring the nooks and crannies of the island searching for sacred prehistoric sites, which has taken her to some of the most remote and desolate places in Ireland.
The opening reception for this exhibit is June 14 at 5:00 pm.

6/8/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jun
8
2019
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Jul
22
2019

Hallowed Ground- In search of Ireland’s Unworldly Sites. Gaal Shepoherd

Hallowed Ground- In search of Ireland’s Unworldly Sites. Gaal Shepoherd

Sites that were once sacred ground to the Druids and other pagans who inhabited Ireland in pre-history times are still there, if you look hard enough. Many have been transmogrified over the centuries into holy Christian places often visited by current-day Irish people seeking spiritual help. Vermont artist Gaal Shepherd has spent the past 30 years traveling around Ireland, disturbing farmers with questions, taking photographs, painting landscapes, visiting these often spooky and remote, always dramatic and spectacular sites, and talking endlessly with Irish men and women about their heritage. The result is Hallowed Ground, an exhibition of her paintings, pastels and sculpture, as well as her photographs accompanied by the poems of a broad collection of Irish poets, past and present, who comment on the ancient sites and their significance.

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
11
2019
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Jul
27
2019

DIG Written & Directed by Theresa Rebeck

DIG Written & Directed by Theresa Rebeck

A new play from the author of DOWNSTAIRS

A dying plant shop in a dying urban neighborhood receives a visitor from the past: Meghan, the neighborhood screw-up, whose suicide attempt followed a terrible tragedy. Roger, the store owner, wants nothing to do with this situation, but Meghan is improbably clinging to life. Can a soul beyond saving be saved? A play about courage, redemption and photosynthesis.

Dorset Theatre Festival Resident Playwright Theresa Rebeck (Broadway’s 2018 Bernhardt/Hamlet), has developed more than six productions at the Festival that have gone on to other stages around the country, including 2017’s Downstairs starring Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, which ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in fall 2018. The Most Broadway-Produced Female Playwright of Our Time, Rebeck returns to Dorset on the heels of the new spy thriller, 355 (with Jessica Chastain’s production company Freckle Films), for which she penned the script, having sold at the Cannes Film Festival market last spring.

DIG has received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award to support the world premiere production at Dorset Theatre Festival. Piloted in 2006 with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards give plays in development extended rehearsal periods for the entire creative team, including the playwrights. The program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to non-profit theatres for 393 new plays to date. The Edgerton Foundation was awarded the 2011 TCG National Funder Award.

7/11/19 7:30pm - 7/27/19 10:00pm

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset

Jun
15
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes

Lyell Castonguay: Tributes

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to announce the artist opening and reception for "Lyell Castonguay: Tributes," an exhibition of woodblock prints Saturday, June 15, 5-7 pm. The show continues through July 28, and an Artist Talk is scheduled for July 14, 5 pm.

Castonguay is co-founder, along with Carand Burnet, of BIG INK, a unique, travelling, nationally recognized woodblock printmaking partnership providing audiences an opportunity to create large - up to 8 feet - hand pulled woodcuts.

Castonguay’s woodblock prints invoke disparate influences including Japanese ukiyo-e, the naturalist works of Audubon and the expressionism of Baskin. He fills his paracosm with familiar animals made beholden with human emotions. Being a birder himself, most of his images are avian or strangely bird-like, bold personalities seemingly at odds with each subject’s intrinsic wildness. The artist’s distorted narratives often incorporate covert references to environmental decline, natural resource commodification, and displacement.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. Regular gallery hours: Wed. - Mon., 11-5.

6/15/19 5:00pm - 7/28/19 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Jul
11
2019
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Jul
28
2019

CABARET

CABARET

CABARET is hailed as “One of the Great Broadway Musicals of all Time – an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece!” (Time Out)  Kander & Ebb’s Tony-Award Winning classic comes to Lost Nation Theater, transformed into an “in-the-round” performance space, July 11-28, in the theater’s accessible home within Montpelier City Hall! Explore the dark, heady, & tumultuous life in Berlin, as Germany yields to the emerging Third Reich. Love, humor, sex, politics, transcendent music and Fosse-inspired Dance!
 
Lost Nation Theater’s production features the choreography of Taryn Noelle and is directed by Tim Tavcar.

Tickets are $35 Friday & Saturday Evenings; $25 Thursdays & Sundays. (Preview Thursday July 11 is just $15.)  Students & seniors 65+ receive a $5 discount. 
(Youth, 11 & under, are $15 Fri/Sat; and $10 Thurs/Sun)
For more information and tickets call 802-229-0492 or go to https://lostnationtheater.org/

7/11/19 7:30am - 7/28/19 10:00pm

Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier

Jul
12
2019
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Jul
28
2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Brighton Beach Memoirs

The most popular American playwright in history was, easily, Neil Simon, and comedic master's best play, according to many critics, gets a revival at Oldcastle Theatre as the company presents "Brighton Beach Memoirs" opening Friday July 12th.
Fifteen year old Eugene, modeled on Simon himself, is preoccupied with sex, and the Yankees, a writer-to-be, an alternately perplexed and perceptive observer, and our narrator and guide to life in the Jerome family. The play is set in September of 1937, late in the depression, the Jeromes have relatives living with them, and life is by no means easy. But as the playwright portrays it, it is neither miserable no pitiful. The Jeromes are troubled: there is illness, unemployment, poverty, deep resentments and foreboding signs of World War II. Yet the family meets challenges with such enormous spirit, dignity and vigor that life---at once humorous and poignant---is something to celebrate.
Performances
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees Thursday, Sunday and First Saturday at 2 pm

331 Main St., Bennington

Jul
5
2019
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Aug
2
2019

Values – Work by the Art Resource Association

Values – Work by the Art Resource Association

The Art Resource Association is an organization of Central Vermont artists whose goal is to promote and support its member artists.The word " Values" takes on many meanings in the art world and also in our own lives.

The opening reception will take place on July 11th, from 5-7pm.

7/5/19 12:00pm - 8/2/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
4
2019
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Aug
3
2019

Light and Color by Chris Jeffrey

Light and Color by Chris Jeffrey

Chris Jeffrey is a central Vermont-based artist whose work, through the use of color, light and very often the viewer’s own physical involvement, encourages people to experience a heightened awareness and sense of presence as they interact with the world around them. Recent work, including a series of self-contained light boxes, strip paintings and wire paintings are on display and beg for the viewer to be physically involved in order to fully bring them to life.

The series of self-contained light boxes show fluorescent objects bursting into color under UV light and then -- through mirrors -- seem to recede into infinity. Viewing these is more or less a physically passive experience, in which it’s the mind that, ideally, experiences a sense of movement and expansion.

For a more active counterbalance, the boxes are accompanied by what Jeffrey’s call “wire paintings” and “strip paintings.” These are examples of the type of kinetic art that requires the viewer to be physically involved in order to fully bring it to life. The perception of the wire paintings in particular changes dramatically depending on the speed with which the viewer moves past them and how far away he or she is. (And yes, some queasiness is a not uncommon reaction to them…) The strip paintings are more subdued, more of an exploration of color, but the experience of them also varies quite a bit depending on the angle they are viewed at and the speed with which the viewer walks by.

Reception: Friday, July 5 from 6-8pm

5 Stowe Street, Waterbury

Jun
9
2019
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Aug
4
2019

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight : New paintings by Helen Shulman and Kevin Kearns
Two artists are featured in the main gallery with new works that share dramatic color palettes with very different outcomes.

Kevin Kearns' landscapes come from a place where memory, reality and imagination are combined. They are atmospheric, sensual and continue to evolve overtime, allowing us, the viewer, to enter into a splice of his world. Having immersed himself in the business of art direction in film and 2-d work for many years, his vast experience and curiosity with composition, structure and color earned Kearns a Lions award from the Cannes Film Festival and an Emmy nomination.

Helen Shulman often starts her paintings with a landscape underpainting. The initial concept is then abstracted by layers of cold wax, oil paints; then sanded, scraped to reveal complex relationships of color, form, geometry. As if one stopped on the road to look closely at the shadow and light play at one’s feet, Shulman’s paintings bring the viewer deeply into the sensation of nature. Shulman’s work is exhibited widely and in the collections of Dana Farber Institute and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park represents the regions finest contemporary artists. The thoughtful selection and exhibition of art, and a respect for artists and collectors are gallery hallmarks. The gallery provides an inviting space for visitors to experience art in their own way.

6/9/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
1
2019
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Aug
4
2019

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

OF LAND AND LIGHT: Photography of Jim Westphalen

West Branch Gallery is proud to present the emotive, nostalgic pigment prints of Jim Westphalen.
One can visit the same scene many times and feel different emotions each time. Why? Jim captures the fleeting light play which changes hourly, daily, seasonally, and brings us personally into the landscape and deep into our memories.
The images in this body of work were very deliberately planned and created with a particular type of light in mind, thus telling a very particular story within each image.
Inspired by painters Andrew Wyeth, A. Hale Johnson and Edward Hopper, Westphalen creates imagery in which weather, light and composition come together with a painter’s eye. These transportive images take us to a place of escape, renewing an appreciation for this beautiful land that we call Vermont.

6/1/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm

West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe

Jun
19
2019
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Aug
10
2019

Like Driving on an Ancient Road

Like Driving on an Ancient Road

Burlington-based photographer Andrew Frost's exhibit, Like Driving on an Ancient Road, is a collection of work from several different series, spanning over the course of a decade. Themes of his work include the exploration of the concept of place, whether it be coming back to Vermont where his family has lived for more than 200 years or longing for a connection after feeling like he was from nowhere and everywhere. Frost’s photographs ask viewers to question how they reconcile the idea of a place with the reality of living there.

Living in Vermont, Frost knows that driving on an ancient road is treacherous: they are narrow, seldom a straight line, and might just be impassable. It takes care and caution; sometimes it goes quickly, and sometimes it goes very slowly. His work reflects this as he earnestly explores the balancing act between the world he imagined for so long, and the place that he finally has experienced.

6/19/19 12:00pm - 8/10/19 6:00pm

Castleton University Bank Gallery, Rutland

Jun
26
2019
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Aug
11
2019

The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson

The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson

The show will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of watercolors by outsider artist Helen Matteson.

6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester

Jun
26
2019
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Aug
11
2019

The Vermont Paintings

The Vermont Paintings

The shows will run from June 26 – August 11, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of Vermont paintings by artist Celia Reisman.

6/26/19 10:00am - 8/11/19 5:00pm

BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main Street, Rochester

Jul
8
2019
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Aug
16
2019

Hush of the Footlights

Hush of the Footlights

Photography by Marek Jagoda & Ea Maples
July 8th through August 16th
Artist Reception: Friday, July 12th 5:30 - 7 p.m.

A photography exhibit featuring the work of Marek Jagoda and Ea Maples. Ea and Marek are fine art photographers who have spent the last three years together exploring interesting places and historic buildings including many abandoned theaters throughout New England. They have documented the beautiful architecture of these theaters as well as done creative work in the mezzanines, stages, powder rooms, balconies, and foyers of these grand places that were built in a time where a great deal of attention was placed on the beauty of a space rather than just its functionality. The exhibit will also include some of their work photographing performances of Main Street Arts. The exhibit will pass through the spaces theater has occupied, the ghosts of these places, and the living soul of theater today.

7/8/19 9:00am - 8/16/19 3:00pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers

IN THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERY:
Seriality: Artwork by Lisa Myers. Seriality is a psychoanalytic concept used to describe sibling relationships, the same but different and it is explored in these mixed media pieces based on old photographs of the artist’s grandmother and her siblings.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

IN THE MAIN FLOOR GALLERY:
Eye Spy: Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual arts lovers. (We’ll have some “eye spy” activities in the gallery for young visitors – see our website.)

Featured artwork: “Optics” by Lucie Stein

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jul
9
2019
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Aug
23
2019

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone

IN THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY:
Orah Moore: Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White. A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.
Exhibit Dates: July 9 – August 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence: On The Hunt

Suzy Spence’s paintings consider contemporary power struggles through the elegant metaphor of fox hunting. Turning the genteel athletic, sartorial, and social traditions of fox hunting toward lucid social commentary, Spence creates psychologically-rich paintings of steely riders joined in dark complicity—soldiers, sisters, friends. They are on the hunt.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
21
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton: Reliefs

Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” - painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.

6/21/19 10:00am - 8/24/19 5:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jun
22
2019
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Aug
24
2019

Composing Form

Composing Form

This group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics highlights both figurative and abstract work that is both poetic and humorous, referencing human history, intervention and experience.

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Jul
5
2019
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Aug
30
2019

Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.

7/5/19 12:00pm - 8/30/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
1
2019
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Aug
30
2019

A License to Stare - recent works by Agathe McQueston

A License to Stare - recent works by Agathe McQueston

Features what the artist describes as “sensitive portraiture.” McQueston’s goal is to engage the viewer with her ongoing aesthetic love affair with the human face and figure. The exhibit runs from July 1st through August 30th, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 11th from 4:00-7:00.

7/1/19 8:00am - 8/30/19 4:30pm

Vermont State House - Card Room, Montpelier

Jul
12
2019
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Aug
30
2019

SiteTime : Cordwood : Sharing at the Spotlight Gallery

SiteTime : Cordwood : Sharing at the Spotlight Gallery

This multimedia exhibition, assembled by Erika Senft Miller, Nancy Winship Milliken, and Michael Zebrowski, runs from July 5 to August 30, 2019, at the Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery. Photographs, video, sound, virtual-reality timelapse, prints, drawings, and three logs create the show. The ephemera was captured, collected, and created during the two-year exhibit in the Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden, SiteTime : Cordwood. Both exhibits are about exploring process and change relevant to place and time. The artists worked collaboratively to carefully document the stages and actions that composed the change. The artwork is found in this change and in the dialog the artists had in considering how to elevate a mainstay in Vermont culture, the processing of cordwood for heating a home. The opening reception will be Friday, July 12, 4 to 7 p.m.

7/12/19 8:30am - 8/30/19 4:30pm

Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier

Jul
18
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Rose Umerlik - The Human Experience

Rose Umerlik’s work is abstract with a focus on form and line. Working in graphite and oil on panel, she explores the complexity of what it is to be human by mirroring that complexity in the interaction and layering of forms and lines in her work.

Umerlik has received a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to participate in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Residency in Berlin, Germany; a fellowship to participate in the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing arts. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England and Artscope. She has also published two books, Intimacy of Forms and Histories. Umerlik lives in Jeffersonville, where she maintains a full-time studio practice.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from July 18th through August 31st with an opening reception on July 26th from 5-8pm.

7/18/19 10:00am - 8/31/19 5:00pm

Northern Daughters, Vergennes

Jun
27
2019
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Aug
31
2019

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Exploring Water - Group Exhibition

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.4634

On view at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: June - August 31, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, July 26, 2019 • 5:00 - 6:30pm • A Stowe Arts Week 2019 Event

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center launches a group exhibition up on the mountain in Stowe for the Summer Season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection - including photography, sculpture, cyanotypes, painting, video installation, window installation and mixed media. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of artists: Mary Admasian, Kate Burnim, Renée Greenlee and Erika Senft Miller.

There will be a reception for this exhibition on Friday, July 26th from 5:00 - 6:30pm, during Stowe Arts Festival week and gallery walkabout.

Artists are responding to the following statement:

Water is never truly idle. It is life giving to all beings - essential in its purest form. It connects us as a planet in our global community and is inside of every human body - regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or religion. Water invigorates, yet soothes.The vastness of water welcomes and anoints, propels, generates power, and is increasingly precious as we respond to climate change. Water moves us forward as we paddle past each other without a glance. Immerse yourself and experience water through all senses. While water is a medium of consciousness, like AIR it also transcends culture.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to many aspects of water - from its physical forms to its important role in the ecosystem to its personal effect on our everyday lives and stories and well-being. Photographs by Erika Senft Miller depict ever-changing landscape of arctic glaciers “ice that holds information” suffering the impact of climate change. Through series of photographs, the artist shows how through the collective unconscious, we “all swim in the same story”. Senft Miller takes the audience on a multi-sensory video adventure from snowmaking alongside the gondola at Mt. Mansfield to the surface of a paddle board to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Mary Admasian’s mixed media pieces open a dialogue in an effort to “symbolize the emotional, phycological and physical experiences living in toxic environments” about the peril of plastics in waterways and ocean life with continued pollution in her series Peering Through Plastic. Traces of the ever-familiar six pack packaging of cans are found in the layers of her mixed media paintings. Kate Burnim’s addition of industrial paintings reveal a landscape of hydro electric plants. Her work speaks to “harnessing the massive power of water as we direct the river…creating energy while changing landscape and habitat through incredible feats of engineering” and what it means to claim power over the environment rather than with it. Renée Greenlee brings us home to Vermont with her delicate photographic studies titled Red Rocks Series on the edge of Lake Champlain. This personal journey is about healing “the way forward is unclear, as if walking through a fog”. Greenlee is also exhibiting a series of cyanotypes created on the shores of Lake Champlain - her process with treated paper, freezing temperatures and brilliant sunlight brings forth “a chaotic kaleidoscope of blues with sand, ice and debris…hand on the landscape”.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, by appointment (kholt@SprucePeakArts.org) and one hour prior to performances and events .

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Jun
27
2019
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Sep
2
2019

Then and Now

Then and Now

Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrates its 35th anniversary with THEN AND NOW, an exhibition featuring the works of 20th century plein air landscape painters, and contemporary artists who follow, literally, in their footsteps. The exhibit includes 30 paintings by masters of the Vermont landscape, and the works of 30 artists who returned to the locations they painted, over a period of a year.
The resulting exhibit features 120 paintings, installed in groups according to location, that spans over 100 years of painting.

6/27/19 11:00am - 9/2/19 5:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Jul
13
2018
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Sep
6
2019

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.

In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.

OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk

7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Jul
2
2019
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Sep
27
2019

Studies in Rhythmic Vitality - paintings by Lois Eby

Studies in Rhythmic Vitality - paintings by Lois Eby

Paintings explore the rhythmic vitality of the calligraphic line in new ways that range from the playful to the meditative. Perhaps best known for her use of calligraphy in her abstract works, using ink and color on paper, these new works are executed with acrylic paints on birch panels. Opening Reception on July 11th from 4:00-7:00 pm.

7/2/19 8:00am - 9/27/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Dividing her time between Northern Vermont and her native Australia, Sarah Amos is among a generation of artists who have devised conceptual and formal innovations in printmaking that transcend local histories and conventions to form new meanings. Combining multiple printmaking techniques -etching, monoprint, and collograph- with painting and stitch work; Amos upends traditional notions of printmaking to create monumentally scaled works that evoke a confluence of cultures. Her large-scale prints and multiples allude to organic, scientific, and cultural ideas while exploring materiality and memory.

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples is presented by Leunig’s Bistro & Café.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Chuch Street, Burlington

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Job Site is a collaborative, multimedia installation that explores the drawing and choreography inherent in architecture. This room-sized installation captures the embedded and often overlooked moments of mark making and movement that animate the creation of buildings such as stray hammer marks or snapped chalk lines. Incorporating paper, graphite, wood and video projection, Job Site honors the tradition of New England’s wood frame construction while revealing the mystery beneath the surface of everyday structures that surround and protect us.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Church Street, Burlington

Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Apr
15
2019
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Oct
25
2019

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections

Exhibit: The War of Ideas: Propaganda Posters from the Vermont Historical Society Collections

Showcasing items from the Vermont Historical Society collections spanning the Civil War to World War II, visitors can examine how posters have been an important part of the wartime effort, for everything from recruitment to support on the homefront. In a pre-digital world, inspiring artwork and pithy phrases were a key way the United States government could boost patriotism and gain material support. Viewing these posters alongside each other allows you to see similarities and differences as that messaging evolved over a century.

History Center exhibits are open Monday-Friday & Second Saturdays, 9am-4pm. Admission is by donation.

Vermont History Center, Barre

Jul
14
2019
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Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow

Shelburne Museum is thrilled to present In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow, an outdoor installation featuring the evocative work of three contemporary artists on view across the Museum’s expansive campus, from May 1 through October 31, 2019. These captivating sculptures complement and amplify one another through their shared engagement with fire, wind, and earth – subjects of fascination since antiquity. Exploring themes ranging from the anatomy of wildlife, the buoyancy of inflated steel forms, to the relationship between site-specific stone structures within the natural environment, Ebinger, Nava, and Snow push the boundaries of their respective materials and processes, revealing new experimentation with these classical elements.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Jun
1
2019
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Dec
31
2019

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)

On display at The Museum of Everyday Life through the end of the year, “The Pivot and the Blade (an intimate look at scissors)" looks at the long human relationship to scissors. We’ll reveal the elegance of scissors design, and explore the myriad professional, creative, superstitious, violent and domestic uses of scissors throughout the ages. All kinds of scissors will be on display, in addition to our ever-expanding permanent collection of everyday life objects. The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8am-8pm, and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt. 16) in Glover, a short distance South of the Shadow Lake Rd. See www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details.

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover