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Friday, September 11, 2015

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Sep
11
2015

Local Color Gallery Exhibit

Local Color Gallery Exhibit
Description:

ArtisTree Gallery invites you to visit our annual display of Local Color through the work of local artists. Acknowledge the season and celebrate color while supporting local creativity in what has become a perennial favorite amoung ArtisTree's exhibits. Live music to follow.

Exhibit Dates September 11 - October 10

Time: 9/11/15 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
11
2015

Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet

Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet
Description:

French Canadian musicians Pascal and Yann have been playing with Genticorum in Quebec and around the world. They are known for weaving precise and intricate fiddle tunes, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment.

Time: 9/11/15 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Burlington Violin Shop, Fairfax
Sep
11
2015

Mob Of Angels Women's Showcase

Mob Of Angels Women's Showcase
Description:

A rare opportunity to hear some of the best original female artists in Vermont and New Hampshire all in one place. 9 amazing acts of music, commentary and comedy.

Time: 9/11/15 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Briggs Opera House, White River Junction
Sep
11
2015

"The Local Spotlight" James Mee & Rob Henrichon

"The Local Spotlight" James Mee & Rob Henrichon
Description:

Join us and enjoy local two artist not to be missed!

Friday September 11th, 7:30-9:30pm

$10 at the door

Original and cover music featuring two local musician/songwriters. Songs will include various Beatle songs, some classic swing jazz tunes, country folk, country swing, and some from the 60's era, along with many originals and a couple of surprises! Join us before the show, for the opening of Local Color in the Gallery.

Time: 9/11/15 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sep
11
2015

The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps
Description:

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. By digging into the headlines of the day, they created song parodies & skits that conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. For more than twenty-five years, the Capitol Steps have recorded dozens of albums and appeared on "Good Morning America," the "Today Show," "20/20," "Entertainment Tonight," "Nightline," CNN's "Inside Politics," and dozens of times on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 9/11/15 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Sep
11
2015

A Fleeting Animal

A Fleeting Animal
Description:

The long-awaited revival of David Budbill's and Erik Nielsen's opera, "A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine" will have its first performance at the Barre Opera House on Friday, September 11, 2015. The tragic story of Tommy Stames, a returning Vietnam veteran, and Grace, the single mother with whom he falls in love, set in the small town of Judevine, Vermont, is full of powerful music and characters. The musical influences run the gamut from blues to Quebecois folksong to contemporary classical and the opera is full of comedy as well as drama. This performance is an event not to be missed!

Time: 9/11/15 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Barre Opera House, Brookfield
Sep
11
2015

Queen City Contra Dance

Queen City Contra Dance
Description:

Contra Dance is social dancing that has thrived in New England for centuries. It's a great way to meet your neighbors, get some exercise and enjoy live music! No experience necessary, the caller will teach each dance and tell you what to do.

Queen City Contra Dances welcome dancers of all ages and abilities with a beginner workshop at 7:45pm before each dance. September's music will be played by Frost and Fire and called by Chuck Asbell.

Please bring $9 admission, a water bottle and a pair of clean soft-soled shoes for dancing.

Time: 9/11/15 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Shelburne Town Hall at 5376 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne
Sep
11
2015

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III
Description:

Loudon Wainwright 111 comes to the After Dark Music Series. A Grammy Award-winning songwriter, folk singer, humorist, actor and one of America's most astute lyrical commentators.

Time: 9/11/15 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Vermont 05753, Middlebury
Sep
9
2015
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Sep
12
2015

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Laura Eason from the book by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapted by Laura Eason from the book by Mark Twain
Description:

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER- Regional Premiere
adapted by Laura Eason from the book by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s classic novel of Missouri boyhood comes to the stage in a high-spirited theatrical romp. Mischievous Tom and his pal Huck witness a murder, then embark on a string of wild escapades. Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, Injun Joe and the rest join Tom in this timeless family tale. A tale for all ages- relive all that is grand and glorious about childhood in this new adaptation by Laura Eason, acclaimed writer of SEX WITH STRANGERS and the hit show HOUSE OF CARDS.

DATES September 9th- September 12th Ticket Price $8- $30 All Ages

Time: 9/9/15 8:00pm - 9/12/15 8:00pm
Location: Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
Sep
11
2015
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Sep
13
2015

Springfield Steampunk Festival

Springfield Steampunk Festival
Description:

The first annual Springfield Steampunk Festival, Sept 11, 12, 13, Springfield, VT. Steampunk comes alive -- fantasy retro-futuristic weekend featuring famed performers, workshops, musicians, tea dueling, Victorian era bike ride, trader’s bazaar, Steampunk fashion show, time machine photo booth, telescope observatory tour, talks and more. Venues include the Hartness House and the Great Hall, among others.Tickets and info: www.springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com

Time: 9/11/15 3:00pm - 9/13/15 4:00pm
Location: Springfield Vermont, Springfield
Jun
13
2015
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Sep
13
2015

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell
Description:

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, American Moderns presents almost 50 artworks from its collection in a variety of styles that explore the depth and range of American modern painting and sculpture.

Museum director Tom Denenberg said, “While Shelburne Museum is best known for its early American paintings and vast folk art collection, at the end of her life, Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) planned to expand the Museum’s collection to include modernist paintings and sculpture. This exhibition not only allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience modern masters in Vermont, but it also completes what might have been Mrs. Webb’s ultimate vision for the museum. She wanted to present a piece of what Georgia O’Keeffe called, ‘this great American thing’ to Vermont audiences.”

This is the last stop on the tour for the exhibition, and perhaps a once in a lifetime moment for art lovers in Vermont to see this important group of artworks. Forty-four paintings and three sculptures will be on view in Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education by such artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell. Vermonters will be pleased to note that artists Rockwell Kent and Luigi Lucioni, who are both included in this exhibition, spent time in Arlington and Manchester, Vermont, respectively.

Time: 6/13/15 10:00am - 9/13/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jul
8
2015
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Sep
15
2015

Art in the Supreme Court: Maria Epstein, Paintings

Art in the Supreme Court: Maria Epstein, Paintings
Description:

From the Artist:

"This exhibition represents over 20 years of painting ranging from my earliest influences of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, the New York School and the School of Paris up to my present work to which an “ism “ has not yet been identified. After many years working from life, especially the model I began to discover my own vocabulary and realized that often a revelatory experience was born out of chaos in which void allowed unforeseen visions to present themselves. Similar to dreams the creative mind uses the material of the sensory world to reconstruct in symbolic language a reflection of both its historical and its timeless state."

Time: 7/8/15 8:00am - 9/15/15 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Aug
19
2015
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Sep
19
2015

"The Rutland Muralist" Kathryn Wiegers

"The Rutland Muralist" Kathryn Wiegers
Description:

Join us this month as we explore the unique perspective and artistic process of Kathryn Wiegers, whose colorful, whimsical and naturalistic murals enliven four locations around Downtown Rutland (with a fifth scheduled to be unveiled on Halloween). One of her murals can even be found at the bottom of Center St. alley, right next to the gallery! Stop in and see not only a variety of her paintings, but a selection of her working/planning materials from her murals as well.

Excerpt from Artist's Statement:
"......In my artwork, I try and display the world around us in a unique, and what I hope to be an intense way. All the beauty and details in life, from a single blade of grass to the deep wrinkles in a face constantly confront me. All of these things can speak volumes and yet are so often passed by. In painting these subjects in a large medium there is a great deal more brought to attention. This is what I love to do and continuously strive to do better."

~ Kathryn Wiegers

Time: 8/19/15 11:00am - 9/19/15 6:00pm
Location: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, Rutland
Aug
8
2015
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Sep
20
2015

2015 Summer Members Exhibition

2015 Summer Members Exhibition
Description:

Now on display at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the 2015 Annual Summer Members' show! One of two annual members' shows, this exhibition offers artist members the chance to display their artwork in our Yester House Galleries. Among them, we are showcasing two fantastic artists, George Van Hook and Christopher Pierce. This exhibition is free and open to the public and, as always, all artwork on display is for sale. The exhibitionis on on display through September 20th. Visit us in Manchester at SVAC!

For more information, visit www.svac.org
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Time: 8/8/15 2:00pm - 9/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Sep
10
2015
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Sep
20
2015

Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival

Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival
Description:

Southern Vermont- Sandglass Theater is presenting its 9th international Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival: Walking to the Borders from September 11th to 20th, 2015, with a tidal wave of puppet experiences in and around Putney and Brattleboro, Vermont. Teatro de las Estaciones, from Matanzas will make history by being the first Cuban company to appear at this popular international festival. Artists have also been invited from Germany, England, Mexico, Quebec, and all around the United States to take part in an expanded and colorful festival experience.
The 2015 festival will have an encompassing theme for the first time: Walking to the Borders. The performances, while vastly diverse in artistry and content, all focus on the experiences of displacement, otherness, togetherness, play and commitment to a more livable world. Discussions and workshops will complement the performances and permit audiences to interact and make connection with the issues raised by the artists. Nationally known activists concerned with immigration, race, and human rights will engage in public dialogues with the performers. Among these voices are Shura Wallin, who works with Green Valley Samaritans to rescue migrants from the Arizona deserts, and Christal Brown, formally of Urban Bush Women, now on the dance faculty of Middlebury College.
In the spirit of Walking to the Borders, Sandglass is excited to have the opportunity to host a company from Cuba for the first time ever: Teatro de las Estaciones will present El Patico Feo (The Ugly Duckling), a show for children about being different, told with colorful, two-dimensional puppets, song and dance. The festival is also bringing Theater Waidspeicher from Germany with their elegant rendition of Romeo and Juliet, the most classic story of difference, conflict and transformation told completely without words. American found-object puppeteer Paul Zaloom will be opening the festival with his famously funny, White Like Me, a one-man satire depicting a society where whites are rapidly becoming the minority. Zaloom will also be present for a weeklong residency during the festival.
On top of an incredible roster of performances, this festival will include a variety of workshops, including a toy theater workshop for middle school students with artists from Great Small Works. There will be a festival gala, fringe events and meals giving the audience, local community, and artists an opportunity for intimate connections and personal interactions. Discussions and workshops will complement the performances and permit audiences to interact and make connection with the issues raised by the artists. The festival will continue to incorporate bursts of artistry throughout all events including Quebec performance artist, Magali Chouinard, who will appear spontaneously throughout the town during the days of the festival as the mysterious woman in white.
The festival will officially begin on September 12th with a keynote address by Erik Ehn, Chair of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. Ehn will set the tone for the festival theme of exploring issues of difference and “otherness” through performance and puppetry. This will be a festival for everyone, and there is a point of entry from many fields of interest. There is balanced programming for both family and adult audiences, virtuosity for the theatrical enthusiast, dialogue and engagement for the social activist. Puppets in the Green Mountains brings stories that can speak to everyone’s experiences and a world of infinite creative possibility.
By integrating the festival performances with community-based discussions, Sandglass Theater underscores the relevance and importance of art in addressing and inspiring engagement with national and international issues here in our community. Eric Bass, Co-Artistic Director of Sandglass Theater, adds, “One of our aims with this Festival is to interconnect arts and issues. This is not to say that all art is necessarily political, but we feel that our programming needs to resonate with relevance in our communities, local and wide.”

This festival is the signature event of Sandglass Theater in Southern Vermont. Sandglass reaches out into the local community by offering programming and workshops to local schools, partnerships with local organizations, and by bringing artists and community together through housing, meals, and other celebrations. Audiences have the opportunity to weave their own adventure in this 10-day festival by choosing from many exciting events and performances, mingling with the artists and presenters, and engaging with other audience members.
This festival is supported by the Clowes Fund, the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fresh Sound Foundation, the Vermont Community Fund, the National Performance Network, the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, Next Stage Arts Project, Landmark College, and local supporters and sponsors. For tickets and more information about Puppet in the Green Mountains performances and events, please visit our festival website www.puppetsinthegreenmountains.com or call 802-387-4051. Getting tickets in advance is highly encouraged as shows do sell out. All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Location: Southern Vermont, Brattleboro
Aug
21
2015
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Sep
25
2015

Art Exhibit - Fleeting Moments: Why We Go On

Art Exhibit - Fleeting Moments: Why We Go On
Description:

A group show of photography, sculpture, poetry, and art made from the pulp of recycled combat uniforms responds to themes in the David Budbill-Erik Nielsen opera: A Fleeting Animal. Themes include the hardships and joys of rural living; love and loss; distrust of differences; and the experience of returning veterans, their families and communities. Intended as a counterpoint to the opera, selected works reflect the duality and balance point between despair and hope, loss and recovery, and fleeting moments that deliver us from the struggles of everyday life. Featured artists: Ruth Coppersmith, Kevin Hart, Holly King, Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Michelle Saffran, Jackie Smith, John Snell, Jon Turner, Isabel Weinger-Nielsen, Bonny Willett. Poets: David Budbill, Geoff Hewitt, Diane Swan, and Jon Turner.

This exhibit runs concurrently with six Vermont performances of A Fleeting Animal: An Opera From Judevine, culminating with a final performance 9/20 on the Main Stage of the Chandler. More info at www.afleetinganimal.com

Time: 8/21/15 3:00pm - 9/25/15 6:00pm
Location: Downstairs Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Jun
26
2015
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Sep
26
2015

Vergennes Arts Walk

Vergennes Arts Walk
Description:

The Vergennes Arts Walk offers a variety of opportunities for the public to interact with artists and artists to interact with local business owners. Held on the 4th Friday of the month from 5-7pm (June-September), the Walk is produced in collaboration with the Vergennes Partnership and Creative Space Gallery. Please join us in the Little City for Vergennes Arts Walk 2015! The collaboration is a true community project that is free and open to the public. Participation by everyone is encouraged.

Time: 6/26/15 5:00pm - 9/26/15 7:00pm
Location: downtown, Main Street, Vergennes
Aug
20
2015
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Sep
27
2015

Group Exhibit: Malcolm Wright, Shaun Wright, Petria Mitchell

Group Exhibit: Malcolm Wright, Shaun Wright, Petria Mitchell
Description:

On Thursday, August 20 from 5 - 7pm the public is invited to attend an opening reception for a new featured exhibit at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts at 183 Main Street, Brattleboro. Father and Son, Malcolm and Shaun Wright (ceramic and bronze sculpture and photography respectively) are teaming up for an exhibit showcasing their work along with the oil canvases of Petria Mitchell.

The name Malcolm Wright will be familiar to many in Southern Vermont and beyond as a ceramic artist and sculptor. His work is widely collected privately and publicly. Collections include the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Denver Art Museum, The Currier Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the Bennington Museum. The work featured in this exhibit is part of a sculpture project Wright began in 2007. Wright is well-known for his Japanese influenced ceramics with a minimalist aesthetic, and the bronze work in this exhibit grows from the same place. In talking about using bronze as a medium he states, “So why am I interested in bronze? . . . Bronze carries a feeling of permanence. When I arrive at a form that, to my eye, appears mature, I have a desire to see it realized in bronze. Bronze leads to the possibility of small editions, and varied surface treatments. Color is variable and controllable. Finally and most important, the visual hardness of the material works for my forms.”

Malcolm’s son, Shaun Wright, creates striking black and white photography in mini-landscapes, drawing from the world around him, “One of the early lures of photography was my inability to face an empty canvas. I use a method of working reductively from all that my eyes see, rather than constructing from inside my mind.” Images in this exhibit are gathered from a range of Shaun’s life experience, reflecting his life during a move from Saint Louis, Missouri to Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to Shaun, “Photographs present themselves to me and are most commonly created by removing the busyness of life in order to create a world inside the image . . . The desires of modern life become unimportant, all that remains is a silver print with the basic elements of design: texture, shape, line, and composition. . . These prints all come from my journey, my camera, and my eyes.”

Rounding out the exhibit are the atmospheric abstracted landscapes of Petria Mitchell. An artist established in Southern Vermont for over 30 years and co-owner of Mitchell • Giddings FIne Arts, Petria’s work is familiar to many. The softly blended colorist scenes come from her own imagination, “Which allows me to play with limitless visual possibilities with a thorough appreciation for abstraction. My paintings are compositions of internal places not visited on foot. When working with atmosphere and diffused light, I'm able to emphasize my interest in the plasticity of paint, rather than the physics of light.”

These exhibits will be on display through September 27, 2015. On Sunday, August 23 an artist talk featuring Malcolm and Shaun Wright and facilitated by Craig Stockwell begins at 5pm and is open to the public.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts features innovative works by midcareer and established artists in a variety of media. MGFA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11-5 pm.

Time: 8/20/15 5:00pm - 9/27/15 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro
Aug
7
2015
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Sep
30
2015

Clark Derbes: Self-Portrait

Clark Derbes: Self-Portrait
Description:

Clark Derbes saws, sands, and playfully paints illusionistic, reality-altering geometric "sculptures of paintings of sculptures."This exhibition features new freestanding sculptures, wall pieces, and works on canvas by the Burlington and New Orleans-based artist.

Time: 8/7/15 10:00am - 9/30/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Jul
6
2015
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Sep
30
2015

Tom Leytham - The Other Working Landscape

Tom Leytham - The Other Working Landscape
Description:

The Vermont Governor’s Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by Tom Leytham, Architect and Artist – ”The Other Working Landscape”- 20 giclee prints of industrial sites from the Vermont region are featured. All are hiding in plain site – forgotten and ignored but part of the history of Vermont. Working with watercolors and the white surface of watercolor paper, Tom seeks to create complex pictorial environments that illuminate a process of visual discovery of a richly, built environment. Just as the actual ruins invite prolonged visual exploration, through the use of partial views, negative space, dramatic perspective, and rich detail to engage the viewer’s imagination, and focus attention on elements of detail, and construction. The duality of density and emptiness is a motif of the work that lends an air of mystery and elegy to the landscape images. In this work he explores the boundaries of representation and abstraction.

Time: 7/6/15 9:00pm - 9/30/15 5:00pm
Location: VERMONT GOVERNOR’S GALLERY, Montpelier
Aug
24
2015
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Oct
2
2015

"Transylvanian Influence" Peter Lundberg & Florin Strejac

"Transylvanian Influence" Peter Lundberg & Florin Strejac
Description:

Castleton University is pleased to welcome two very talented artists as they share their work for our first on-campus art exhibition of the academic year! Peter Lundberg is a local Vermonter who travels for artists workshops and projects. It was during such travels that be met Florin Strejac, a sculptor from Romania. Through a shared sense of artistic community and a love of their work, the two have become what Peter refers to as ".... 'brothers' in sculpture."

For this exhibit, Peter has brought us a collection of paintings he completed while visiting China earlier this year, along with a variety of small sculptures. Florin has chosen to show a series of sculptures he made at Salem Art Works this summer, as well as some of his nature-based drawings.

Time: 8/24/15 8:00am - 10/2/15 4:30pm
Location: The Christine Price Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Castleton University, Castleton
Jul
3
2015
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Oct
2
2015

First Fridays

First Fridays
Description:

Celebrate the First Friday of each month throughout the summer and fall in downtown Bennington with a walking tour of over a dozen galleries, live entertainment on the streets and within the shops, special activities at many retail locations, and special, live performances at downtown's premier venues. Each month features a special theme.

Time: 7/3/15 5:00pm - 10/2/15 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Bennington, Bennington
Sep
11
2015
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Oct
4
2015

Verve - Art & Energy

Verve - Art & Energy
Description:

ART AT THE KENT presents VERVE: Art & Energy featuring over a dozen Vermont visual & literary artists from September 11 – October 4, 2015. In this year’s exhibition, participants capture the intrinsic tension of line and color, revealing energy and visual vitality in a wide variety of works. Whether in concept or in actual presentation, selected pieces resonate with verve and reveal vibrant force. Combinations of materials, objects, and traditional artistic mediums are rendered in environmental sculpture as well as a variety of two- and three-dimensional pieces throughout the exhibition. Featured visual artists include: Michele Ratté, Ethan Bond-Watts, Brenda Garand, John Haynes, Marina Epstein, Galen Cheney, Maggie Neale, Alisa Dworsky, Mickey Myers, the late Lucinda Mason, Paul Gruhler, and Ashley Veselis.

Time: 9/11/15 10:00am - 10/4/15 5:00pm
Location: Kent Museum, Calais
Aug
14
2015
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Oct
5
2015

Val Rossman: Hues and Gestures

Val Rossman: Hues and Gestures
Description:

"Hues and Gestures" highlights a recent selection of Val Rossman’s vibrant abstractions in pastel on paper and acrylic on aluminum. From loose mark-making to densely grided layers of color, she is not afraid to experiment. The results are full of spontaneity and excitement, energetic and lively.

Time: 8/14/15 10:00am - 10/5/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Aug
20
2015
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Oct
7
2015

In My Backyard

In My Backyard
Description:

A collection of twenty-one framed color photographs all made in and around Central Vermont by Montpelier photographer John Snell. They include flowers, landscapes and natural abstracts of reflections in water—all made with a fresh eye toward seeing the world more fully.

Location: Vermont Tech Hartness Library, Randolph Center
Sep
11
2015
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Oct
10
2015

Local Color Exhibit

Local Color Exhibit
Description:

LOCAL COLOR at ArtisTree Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday September 11th, 5:30-7:30pm Live music to follow

ArtisTree Gallery invites you to visit our annual display of Local Color through the work of local artists. Acknowledge the season and celebrate color while supporting local creativity in what has become a perennial favorite amoung ArtisTree's exhibits.

Exhibit Dates September 11 - October 10

Gallery open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm.

Time: 9/11/15 11:00am - 10/10/15 4:00pm
Location: Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Jul
3
2015
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Oct
12
2015

2015 Legacy Collection

2015 Legacy Collection
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its 2015 Legacy Collection. Over 200 artworks comprise a tribute to those artists who carry on the legacy of Alden Bryan, founder of the gallery, and Mary Bryan in whose memory it was built. The Legacy Collection includes works by 20 living artists whose vitality and vision in plein air painting and in studio work mirror that of Alden and Mary. The Collection also includes a selection of works by deceased artists who shared the vision in their lifetime. Gallery hours change after Columbus Day to Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4, through the end of the year.

Time: 7/3/15 11:00am - 10/12/15 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
14
2015

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Exposed: The Helen Day Art Center's Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Description:

Exposed is Helen Day Art Center’s 24th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculpture, site-specific, and participatory work from regional and national artists is exhibited throughout the town of Stowe.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/14/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
21
2015
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Oct
14
2015

"Edge of Nature"

"Edge of Nature"
Description:

In "Edge of Nature", Eriksson Fine Art devotes its only annual exhibition to 8 women artists, offering a vivid expressive vision of nature.
The artists are working in invigorating blend of media and style. Oil on Canvas, Acrylic Compound of Plaster Board, Abstract quilts, Glass and Pottery.
"Edge of Nature" is on view 8/21 - 10/14, 2015 at Eriksson Fine Art's Comfort Farm, located at 2313 West Hill road in Stowe. Exhibiting artists include Kate Stiassni, Karen Tusinski, Barbara Gordon, Randi Solin, Natalie Blake, Irma Cerese, Sky Hoyt and Hannah Sessions. An evening reception will take place Friday, Aug. 21st from 6- 9PM. . Eriksson Fine Art is open 12:30pm-5:30pm Friday through Monday or by appointment. appointment. For further information please contact Gallery owner and Curator Gunnel Clarke at Gunnel@erikssonfineart.com or by phone 802-253-2597 or 561-307-5610.

Location: Comfort Farm, 2313 West Hill Road, Stowe
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
16
2015

Avian Encounters

Avian Encounters
Description:

Watercolors and Collage by Nancy Tomczak

Artist Statement: The spontaneous flow of color and added anatomical detail are combined for my watercolor paintings. Birds of the Northeast in various settings, sometimes found through unusual encounters, are the most common subjects of these paintings. My lifelong observervation of birds has pooled with my love of watercolor painting for seemingly endless inspiration.

Recently I have been working on collages of my watercolor images in order to push the boundaries of my compositions.

Though I have been painting and drawing all my life, it has been just in the last three years that it has been my full-time endeavor. Photography and stained glass are other mediums I have pursued.

Originally from Buffalo, I have spent most of my life in the snow belt areas of western New York and in the Finger Lakes region. A job relocation for my husband, James, brought us to Milton in 2008.

The Arts Council's gallery is open to the public and located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. Exhibits generally run for a two-month period. There are times when the conference room is not available, but the corridor exhibit is always open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Nancy Tomczak: "Avian Encounters"
 

Location: Spotlight Gallery - Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
Jul
31
2015
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Oct
17
2015

Love of Kinship: 2015 Annual All-Member Exhibit

Love of Kinship: 2015 Annual All-Member Exhibit
Description:

The Chaffee’s doors opened in 1961 through the collaborative work of our founding members. It is through the support of the membership that our doors have remained opened. In conjunction with our year long celebration of LOVE, the Chaffee will honor our Chaffee Community Kinship during our Annual All-member Exhibit.

All Chaffee Members are welcome to submit original artwork for exhibit.

Submission Forms due by July 11, 2015

Time: 7/31/15 5:00pm - 10/17/15 6:00pm
Location: 16 South Main Street, Rutland
May
19
2015
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Oct
18
2015

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective

Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective
Description:

This exhibit highlights the career of internationally-known Brandon, Vermont artist Warren Kimble, who came to prominence for his folk art, but since has concentrated on diverse themes, inspired in part by his residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. These themes include his “Sunshine” series, his “Widows of War” paintings and sculpture, and more recent “House of Cards” and “Into the Box,” open faced boxes which feature found objects and architectural assemblages. In addition, as a tribute to the public and the Sheldon Museum, Warren and his wife Lorraine have agreed to display selections from their personal collection of folk art by other artists, which will be located throughout the Sheldon’s historic rooms. This will be a unique opportunity to enter the private world of Warren Kimble.
A public reception is scheduled during Middlebury’s Art’s Walk, Friday, June 12, 2015, 5 – 7 pm. Warren will be present at the reception. Warren has donated one of his paintings for a raffle to support the exhibit and education programs of the Sheldon. Gallery Talks of the exhibit will be held every Wednesday at noon.

Time: 5/19/15 10:00am - 10/18/15 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
19
2015

Fantastic Wantastiquet

Fantastic Wantastiquet
Description:

A multi-disciplinary culture and arts festival (in formation) focusing creative energy and attention on the Fall Foliage period. First year's activities will be largely limited to scheduling, publication of an event guide, and selection of grantees to receive monetary gifts in support of their art -- both individuals and organizations. This is intended to develop into a permanent annual festival activity with inaugural gatherings, parades, keystone and culmination events, etc. We intend to leverage initial grant funding into charitable support and full involvement of the grantees and other interested parties in events and celebrations planning.
[Photo by William Hays; used with permission.]

Time: 9/4/15 4:00pm - 10/19/15 10:00pm
Location: Brattleboro, VT & Environs Incl. Cheshire & Windham Counties, Brattleboro
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
21
2015

Joined: Inspired Approaches to Vermont Contemporary Furniture and Wood Design

Joined: Inspired Approaches to Vermont Contemporary Furniture and Wood Design
Description:

The exhibit represents the work of 8 inventive and accomplished Vermont wood and furniture designers, one of whom also acted as curator: David Hurwitz. Exhibition dates are September 4-October 21, with a reception featuring brief explanatory talks and q&a with the artists on Friday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hurwitz's fellow artisans in this exhibit are equally accomplished and include David Boynton, Johns Congdon, Chris Ericson, Erin Hanley, Mario Messina, Sam Norris, and Tim Peters. All of the these artists met the curator's objective of showcasing artisans who create work that is "fresh and unique, mostly contemporary while utilizing different unusual details that make their work singular, and also possess superlative craftsmanship" The work in this exhibit ranges from tables and cabinetry to jewelry boxes and pendent lamps, each piece unique in design and materials. The artisans will be available at the reception on September 18th to explain the conception and process involved in each piece, as well as answering any questions concerning their craft. All are welcome.

Time: 9/4/15 9:30am - 10/21/15 5:30pm
Location: Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne
Jul
11
2015
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Oct
25
2015

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show
Description:

18th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show opens on Saturday, July 11, 2015 with an opening party & reception from 4-8 PM at the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St adjacent to the Post Office and next to the new home of the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE). We have 38 artists exhibiting this year - some local, some from surrounding states in New England, NY, NJ & PA - and also coming from Washington DC, NC, TN, & KS.
The sculptures will be sited at various locations around North Bennington and will be on view through October 25, 2015.
Come join the party and see some amazing work by a very talented group of sculptors!

The show will run through October 25, 2015.

Time: 7/11/15 4:00pm - 10/25/15 11:59pm
Location: North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park, 48 Main St & other locations throughout North Bennington, North Bennington
Jul
25
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850

Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850
Description:

Organized by Shelburne Museum, the exhibit will be on view at the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education from July 25 to November 1, 2015. The exhibition dramatically expands popular understanding of Vermont high style furniture. These examples reveal the exquisite craftsmanship of individual forms and will encourage a wider audience to learn about regional taste and economics that help define Vermont furniture’s stylistic features and unexpected aesthetic innovations in the early decades of the nineteenth century.

Approximately 40 documented pieces will be displayed, the majority of which have never been on view before. In addition to showcasing pieces from Shelburne Museum’s extensive permanent collection, public and private collections contributing pieces in the Northeast will include: the Vermont Historical Society, the Collection of the Woodstock Historical Society, Fleming Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, Historic Deerfield, Inc., the Collection of J. Brooks Buxton, the Collection of Norman and Mary Gronning, the Collection of the Fowler Family, and other private collections.

According to Museum Director Tom Denenberg, “Vermont furniture has long held a special place in the hearts of students of American decorative arts; it is idiosyncratic yet elegant and very much of this place. In fact, nineteenth-century Vermont proves to be the perfect microcosm to study regional furniture making. The creation of a communal aesthetic here was unique, persistent and made up of influences from near and far. This exhibition and catalogue will open eyes to the skills and innovative spirit of Vermont furniture makers and stand as the definitive reference for years to come.”

Time: 7/25/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
May
1
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve

Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve
Description:

The unique contemporary work of quilt artist Judy B. Dales of Greensboro, Vermont, is on view in Shelburne Museum’s Hat and Fragrance Gallery. The opening of the exhibition titled Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve will coincide with the opening of Shelburne Museum’s grounds and gardens on May 1 and continue on view until October 31.

Dales, whose art is represented in the White House Collection of American Crafts in Washington D.C., is internationally acclaimed for her innovative use of curves, abstract designs, sensitive layering of textures, and sophisticated pairings of soft, pastel fabrics. Dale’s quilt “Dancing On The Dark Side of The Moon” (1997) was exhibited in the International Quilt Festival’s 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century exhibition in 2000 and included in the book of the same name. Dales is currently working on an exhibition catalogue in conjunction with this exhibition.

The quilts featured in this exhibition were made during the last eighteen years and are inspired by Dales’ free-form sketches or the effects of moonlight on snowy landscapes. Her “palette is a subconscious celebration of femaleness, as well as a very conscious expression of feminism,” as she says in her artist statement and in her memoir. By embracing feminism and revitalizing the curved form in quilts, Dales continues to be ahead of the curve.

Image: "Lunar Reflections," by Judy B. Dales

Time: 5/1/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Sep
4
2015
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Oct
31
2015

Stephanie Bush: 20 Years, An Artist's Evolution

Stephanie Bush: 20 Years, An Artist's Evolution
Description:

A mid-career retrospective of works on canvas and mylar exploring cultural diversity, color, and artistic traditions by Montreal and Vermont-based painter, Stephanie Bush.

Time: 9/4/15 10:00am - 10/31/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
Aug
14
2015
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Nov
1
2015

‘What EMMA Loves’: The new Compass exhibit

‘What EMMA Loves’: The new Compass exhibit
Description:

EMMA member Karen Seward titled one of her recent paintings, “For the Love of Painting”, which not only sums up the group’s upcoming exhibit, but also their purpose. EMMA, the East Mountain Mentoring Artists, exists to support the love of creating. The group of ten Rutland based artists exhibit what motivates them, what they love.

Exhibiting members include free-spirited painter Mary Crowley; figurative painter Christine Holzschuh; ordinary-into-extraordinary photographer Lowell Snowdon Klock; Ann McFarren, an oil and watercolor landscape painter; painter of stories Betsey Moakley; New England painter Rae Newell; wood sculptor and multimedia artist Alice Sciore; painter of light and color Karen Seward; traveling painter Heather Shay; and Christine Townsend, a painter and sculptor of animals.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 21 from 5-7pm.

Visit www.cmacvt.org for more information.

Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr. Brandon, VT 05733, Brandon
Sep
10
2015
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Nov
2
2015

Hal Mayforth Exhibit

Hal Mayforth Exhibit
Description:

Two Trains Running - Paintings by Hal Mayforth

September 10 - November 2, 2015
Opening Reception and artist talk: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5-7pm

Two Trains Running, a blues reference, is a metaphor for the two different directions of Mayforth’s work on view. The exhibit features large abstract paintings on canvas as well as smaller works on wood panel that are cartoon and humorous in nature. Also included in this exhibit is a sampling of pages from Mayforth’s sketchbooks.

Hal Mayforth's paintings have been featured in exhibitions in museums and galleries nationwide. As a nationally recognized humorous illustrator, Mayforth’s work is published in national magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Outside, Road and Track, Reader’s Digest, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe. Hal Mayforth lives in Vermont where he has been working for the past 22 years.


The Gallery at River Arts is located upstairs in the Robert C. Folley Hall at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Fridays - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 802-888-1261 or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
3
2015
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Nov
2
2015

Carole Rosalind Drury Exhibit - "To Joe"

Carole Rosalind Drury Exhibit - "To Joe"
Description:

Carole Rosalind Drury Exhibit - "To Joe"

Opening reception on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 from 5-7p.m.

The exhibit is a selection of paintings from Drury’s The Fall series, and is dedicated to her partner, Joe, who she lost in the summer of 2014. Of this selection of paintings, Drury writes “The trees in fall are cloaked in majestic color: standing in their solitude and their relationship to each other, shedding their brilliance around themselves.”

Carole Rosalind Drury spent her childhood in Paris and currently resides in a renovated farmhouse with studio space in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

River Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, is located in Morrisville, VT. The Common Space Gallery is located on the main floor of the River Arts Center. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00p.m., Fridays 9:00-2:00p.m. For more information, call 802-888-1261, or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org.

Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jul
3
2015
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Nov
2
2015

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind
Description:

Grassroots Art: Inward Adorings of the Mind brings together an eclectic selection of objects--ranging from textiles, ceramics and weathervanes to drawings, paintings and sculpture--created by individuals with little or no formal training in art and working outside the framework of the traditional art market. Drawing on the Bennington Museum's renowned collections of folk art, including the world's largest public collections of paintings by revered 20th- century folk artist "Grandma" Moses and Bennington Pottery, and the Blasdel/Koch collection of outsider art, including works by Jesse Howard, Mose Tolliver, and Joseph Yoakum, this exhibition highlights thematic continuities amongst artworks created by everyday people from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

On View July 3 through November 1
Open Daily June through October, 10 am to 5 pm

caption:
Stephen C. Warren
Memoryware Tower (detail)
Mixed media, West Hartford, Vermont, 1894

Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
Sep
3
2015
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Nov
4
2015

Purely Pastels, Norma Rollet at Brandon Artists Guild

Purely Pastels, Norma Rollet at Brandon Artists Guild
Description:

Purely Pastels Exhibit, Paintings by Norma Jean Rollet

Middlebury artist Norma Jean Rollet will be the featured artist at the Brandon Artists' Guild September 2nd through November 3rd with the opening reception on September 4th, from 5 pm to 7pm. Her platform, the exhilarating color and luminosity of soft pastels, has the purest form of color intensity. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry color pigments than that of any other process and is made with permanent pigments. Pastel painting can endure unchanged for centuries and are not susceptible, as are paintings made with a fluid medium, to the cracking and discoloration that result from changes in the color, opacity, or dimensions of the medium as it dries.

Combined with all the possibilities of soft pastel medium and the classical realist style of her art, Norma's work has the depth and atmosphere usually reserved for oil paintings with extensive color blending and glazing techniques. But, soft pastels are her passion with plein air painting her preferred venue. She can be seen participating in many of the Vermont plein air events as well as set up on the side of the road creating her art. She uses as many as twenty layers of pastels crystals to produce her realistic and atmospheric painting, creating her signature luminosity in each finished piece.

Norma's work has appeared in numerous national juried shows including in 2015, The Pastel Society of American “Enduring Brillance”, the Degas Pastel Society 19th Member Exhibit and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Code “For Pastels Only”. She has also won awards in the Vermont Pastel Society 2014 and 2015 juried exhibit.

No matter the location, Norma states, she “loves to choreograph colors, shapes and values into classical representational art. With the exquisite Vermont Landscape subject matter and ever changing lighting the possibilities are endless”. And she will always add, Solo Deo Gloria.

Location: Brandon Artists Guild, Brandon
Sep
11
2015
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Nov
22
2015

Fractured: Works on Paper

Fractured: Works on Paper
Description:

This group exhibition of works on paper looks at fractured space through the lens of the narrative, structure and optics and how those constructions or deconstructions create new meaning, new perceptions, and new truths. Artists include Dawn Clements, Olafur Eliasson, Beka Goedde, Kiki Smith, Jane South, among others.

Time: 9/11/15 6:00pm - 11/22/15 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Sep
4
2015
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Dec
3
2015

Jessie Pollock: Vernal Pools & Other Landscapes

Jessie Pollock: Vernal Pools & Other Landscapes
Description:

Jessie Pollock creates evocative and richly textured paintings that transcend the specificity of time and place. Using cold wax and encaustic, she pays homage to nature in all its power and beauty.

Time: 9/4/15 10:00am - 12/3/15 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe
May
23
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Small Works Show

Small Works Show
Description:

Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller - is available for immediate purchase in this gallery beginning in May. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show.

Time: 5/23/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Aug
1
2015
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Dec
20
2015

Impressions of New England

Impressions of New England
Description:

This annual exhibition will include over 60 scenes captured in paint and bronze. Seashores, rolling hills, foliage and New England wildlife will be just some of the subjects in this sales exhibit.

Time: 8/1/15 10:00am - 12/20/15 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Nov
4
2014
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Dec
29
2015

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens

Poetry Clinic Drop-in - Adult/teens
Description:

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm. $5.00 suggested donation

For those of you who use writing classes as a way to set aside special time for your writing practice: Here is an irresistible gift … a clinic to keep your pen and mind in motion. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class.

River Arts hosts workshops, readings, and clinics devoted to supporting the myriad voices living within the community and surrounding areas. Read on to see what’s been going on, about to happen, and join us!

Time: 11/4/14 6:00pm - 12/29/15 8:00pm
Location: River Arts - 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville
Jun
27
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist

Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist
Description:

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is proud to exhibit original artwork by former US Fish & Wildlife Artist Bob Hines, the only man to hold the title of National Wildlife Artist. Though lacking formal art training, Robert Warren Hines became the vehicle through which millions of citizens learned about their natural history. Hines became adept at capturing animals in motion in their natural habitat, every twist and turn expertly graced many wildlife stamps, illustrations, and other artwork. The AMFF will be exhibiting Bob Hines' fly fishing equipment, original artwork, and never-before-seen sketches. Not to be missed!

Time: 6/27/15 10:00am - 12/31/15 4:00pm
Location: American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester
Mar
17
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont

Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont
Description:

Experience the stone art of Vermont through "Granite from the He(ART) of Vermont," new virtual arts trail that maps the stories of some of the most magnificent, curious, and unusual examples of stone art in Central Vermont. By following the online app, viewers will learn the tales behind Barre’s imposing granite statues. They will visit the Vermont History Center and other landmarks such as Studio Place Arts and the Old Labor Hall. Heading over to Montpelier, the map tells the story of Vermont’s granite State House, and Green Mount Cemetery with its striking “Chapel-Vault” and stairs carved into native stone.

Location: Various locations in Central Vermont, Barre
Jan
1
2015
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Dec
31
2015

Essex Art League Art Exhibits

Essex Art League Art Exhibits
Description:

Come feast your eyes on beautiful artwork created by Essex Art League members! Take in the beauty of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastels, and mixed media which are on display and for sale at the following locations: Phoenix Books, Essex Outlet Mall - The Essex Town Offices, Essex Junction, The Old Red Mill, Jericho, and an exciting new gallery space at the Unsworth Law Offices, 26 Railroad Avenue in Essex Junction. New work is rotated regularly, so you can enjoy many return visits!

Location: Multiple locations, Essex Junction
Aug
6
0016
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Oct
16
2016

Kim Radochia: Murmurations

Kim Radochia: Murmurations
Description:

Walking the edge between sculpture and painting, Kim Radochia’s swirling paper assemblages encourage viewers to engage in the very kinds of natural movements they depict. Conceptually preoccupied with ‘Li,’ the ancient Chinese practice of gathering and organizing patterns found in nature, Kim finds inspiration for her abstract wall sculptures in the configurations of flocking birds called murmurations, water currents and lines, and geological formations. Thousands of meticulously painted and hand torn pieces of paper converge and disperse in each sculpture, pulling our gaze along, radiating movement and energy. The static becomes kinetic with the viewer’s participation, as color and form shift dramatically alongside our own movements. From each angle, Kim’s paper creations transform into seemingly new works of art.

Join us for an opening celebration Saturday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm!

Time: 8/6/16 10:00am - 10/16/16 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe