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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Mar
7
2018

Youth in Arts Performance: Chocolate Milk, Por Favor

Youth in Arts Performance: Chocolate Milk, Por Favor Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Performance for children at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater. Chocolate Milk, Por Favor is a play about celebrating differences and learning to be kind to one another. The show is being produced by Stars Within Reach Productions, which aims to create and provide access to professional theater for families. $6 general admission.

Time: 3/7/18 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theater, Woodstock
Mar
7
2018

Book Launch Celebration for Chris Bohjalian's The Flight Attendant

Book Launch Celebration for Chris Bohjalian's The Flight Attendant Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Celebrate the launch of The Flight Attendant with Chris Bohjalian! This new novel is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Chris Bohjalian is the author of twenty books, including The Guest Room and Midwives, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. Chris's work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three novels have become movies. Chris lives in Vermont.

Time: 3/7/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Phoenix Books Burlington (191 Bank St), Burlington
Feb
1
2018
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Mar
11
2018

While The Trees Run

While The Trees Run
Description:

"While the Trees Run" a curated exhibit featuring NoDa's stable of artists and introducing two new Californian artists: Katie Ruiz and Heather Gordon.
www.northerndaughters.com

Time: 2/1/18 10:00am - 3/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters Gallery, Vergennes
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shape Shifting

Shape Shifting
Description:

Shape Shifting by Rosalind Daniels - photographs of abstracted shapes and light. On display in SPA's second floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018
Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Golden

Golden
Description:

Golden - a group exhibit with artwork in a variety of media exploring the many aspects of aging. On display in SPA's main floor gallery.
For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Jan
30
2018
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Mar
17
2018

Shockwave

Shockwave
Description:

Shockwave - a collection of dynamic art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective through Washington County Mental Health Services. On display in SPA's third floor gallery.

Exhibit Dates: January 30 - March 17, 2018

Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 3-5PM

For gallery hours and additional info, please visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Feb
28
2018
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Mar
18
2018

Disgraced

Disgraced Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Time: 2/28/18 7:30pm - 3/18/18 9:00pm
Location: Northern Stage, White River Junction
Jan
17
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography

Josh Axelrod-Fine Art Photography
Description:

“A Man and his Camera” is a collection of spectacular photographs by Josh Axelrod. Josh, a Roxbury Vermont-based professional fine art photographer specializes in contemplative black & white and color landscape imagery. His film (note – film, not digital) photographs and handcrafted frames can be found in collections around the world. Valley Arts is pleased to exhibit Josh’s work in the Festival Gallery from January 12 through March 30

A reception and talk by Axelrod are planned for mid-March – date to be announced.

Time: 1/17/18 1:00pm - 3/30/18 4:00pm
Location: Valley Arts VT Festival Gallery, Waitsfield
Jan
25
2018
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Mar
30
2018

The Art of Granite

The Art of Granite
Description:

The Art of Granite Exhibit, co-curated by the Vermont Granite Museum, in celebration of the start of Vermont Reads 2018, is now open at the Vermont History Center. The Vermont History Center is located at 60 Washington Street in Barre. Please stop by to take a look at this wonderful exhibit.

Time: 1/25/18 9:00am - 3/30/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont History Center, Barre
Jan
3
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Sky and Earth - pulp paintings by Claire Van Vliet

Sky and Earth - pulp paintings by Claire Van Vliet Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

One of the state’s most renowned artists, Claire Van Vliet uses mineral pigments in a two-dimensional handmade papermaking process to color and form the images into textured paper. This latest exhibition of her work is entitled “Sky and Earth”- pulp paintings she created from 1995-2011. Opening reception January 11 from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 1/3/18 8:00am - 3/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
Jan
3
2018
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Mar
30
2018

Avian Inspired - Paintings by Linda Mirabile

Avian Inspired - Paintings by Linda Mirabile Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Exhibiting over 21 paintings created during the last two years, Mirabile’s meticulously observed and exquisitely rendered images of birds are painted on birch panel or watercolor paper with acrylics. Opening reception January 11 from 4:00-7:00 PM. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Time: 1/3/18 8:00am - 3/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Oct
2
2017
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Mar
30
2018

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis

"Living With The Earth" by Joan Curtis Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Castleton University Art Galleries are excited to share "Living With The Earth," three collections of paintings by Joan Curtis, at Rutland City Hall. The Sunken Treasures group was engendered by abstracted still-life studies from Joan’s sculptures, which in turn suggest under-the-sea imagery. The panel group At One with Nature’s Wiles refers to humans living with dramatic changes in the world of nature. The Peaceable Kingdom series expresses the hope that we can continue to live with the wild animals of the Earth. All three collections were created between 2008 and 2015.

Time: 10/2/17 8:30am - 3/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland
Jan
16
2018
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Mar
31
2018

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport
Description:

After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in West Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport would enter the home at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and go on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home.

Today, nearly thirty years after Susanne and Neil entered the home, this rarely seen collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs comes to the Vermont Folklife Center as a new exhibition entitled, Up Home.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5-7PM
Exhibit on Display: January 16, 2018 through March 31, 2018

Time: 1/16/18 10:00am - 3/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
2
2018

Exhibit "feathered" by Artist Julia R. Seyferth

Exhibit "feathered" by Artist Julia R. Seyferth
Description:

Southern Vermont College is pleased to exhibit new works on paper, entitled “feathered,” by Bennington native Julia R. Seyferth. The exhibit is available for viewing now through April 2 in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by arrangement with the Campus Safety Office. Seyferth has most recently worked in pen and ink and watercolor. Her pieces focus on the bird, plant, or creature in near isolation to highlight the distinction and detail of each organism’s unique qualities and appearance.

Inquiries about the exhibit may be addressed to Eric Despard at edespard@svc.edu.

Time: 2/27/18 9:00am - 4/2/18 5:00pm
Location: Southern Vermont College, Bennington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Dusty Boynton: From Within

Dusty Boynton: From Within
Description:

Dusty Boynton merges past memory and personal experience to create works that are seemingly child-like in appearance but sophisticated in gesture and expression. Drawing from her inner subconscious world, the artist’s cast of characters rejects conventional representation and inhabit a fantastic world of their own. Boynton’s expressive brushstrokes, vibrant color palette, and supernatural imagery give her compositions a carefree and imaginative innocence. Dusty Boynton’s exhibition for BCA Center will feature large-scale paintings, monoprints, and reliefs created over the past decade.

Dusty is one of three artists featured in the winter exhibition. Edwin Owre and Elise Whittemore are also included.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Edwin Owre: New Constructions

Edwin Owre: New Constructions
Description:

With an artistic career spanning more than five decades, artist and educator Edwin Owre works continuously in his Grand Isle studio creating new, colorful "constructions" that explore the possibilities of drawing and the gesture through abstract sculpture. Referencing the sensibilities of the formative American art movements of the 1960s and 70s, while embracing contemporary expressions of mark-making, Owre creates work that is exciting, immediate, and most importantly formative to a generation of Vermont-based contemporary artists working today.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Elise Whittemore.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
7
2018

Elise Whittemore: One by One

Elise Whittemore: One by One
Description:

Elise Whittemore, BCA’s 2017 Barbara Smail award-winner, has made important contributions to the vibrancy and excellence of Vermont’s arts community as an artist and arts advocate. In her beautifully designed prints, Whittemore is drawn to the physical labor of art making and how it challenges her to pursue different ways hand and material can create meaning together. The artist’s use of pattern develops a narrative that explores the physicality of printmaking as well as formal constructs that are inherent to the natural world.

Free Admission. The Winter Exhibition also includes Dusty Boynton and Edwin Owre.

Time: 1/19/18 6:00pm - 4/7/18 8:00pm
Location: BCA Center, Burlington
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Description:

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Jan
19
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water

Philip Herbison: The Infinite Shapes of Water
Description:

Large abstract photographs of water fill the East Gallery for this solo exhibition by local artist Philip Herbison.

Time: 1/19/18 10:00am - 4/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Feb
24
2018
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Apr
14
2018

Seasonal Expressions: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill

Seasonal Expressions: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Seasonal Expression: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, and Jane Sherrill, on view in Main Gallery from February 24-April 14, 2018.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-7 pm, the St. Johnsbury Business and Professional Women’s Association will host a special reception for the artists in celebration of March as National Women’s Month. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Working from such seemingly diverse settings as the hills and valleys of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the windswept coast of Iceland, and artist studios tree near urban Boston, these artists create work as a personal response to nature. Prilla Smith Brackett’s monochromatic drawings of rooted plant life are studies of growth and decay, yet also convey a sense of danger by inviting the viewer to consider darkly seductive imagery. Jane Sherrill seeks to bear witness to the lichen and moss covering trees around New England that “seem to glow when wet;” and Elizabeth Nelson places herself in the middle of the rain and wind she experienced during a month long artist’s residency in Reykjavik Iceland. Seen together, these gestural and expressive paintings reveal personal interpretations of landscape that reflect human experience.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Prilla Smith Brackett has exhibited in one-person exhibitions and group shows both nationally and abroad. Honors include a finalist award in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, artist residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Ragdale Foundation; the Ucross Foundation; and a fellowship in painting at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Born in New Orleans, Brackett graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of California/Berkeley before earning an MFA in drawing & painting from the University of Nebraska/Lincoln. Smith Brackett added printmaking to her practice in 2003, and lives in Boston and works from her studio in Cambridge, MA. For more information, please see http://prillasmithbrackett.com.

Elizabeth Nelson graduated with a BS from Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former dairy farmer, she has lived on her farm in the Northeast Kingdom for more than 40 years, where she has painted and also been active as a gallerist and curator. She has exhibited widely, most recently at the Burlington Center for the Arts (BCA), Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, and River Arts in Morrisville. In 2015 she exhibited work at Shelburne Farms that she completed at Elmore State Park in 2015 as part of Vermont’s Of Land and Local Artist-in-Residency Program. She has also enjoyed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Reykjavik Iceland. Nelson lives and works in West Glover, VT. For more information, please visit www.elizabethnelsonstudio.com.

Jane Sherrill is a self-taught artist with fellowships and grants from the Somerville Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center and Medicine Wheel Artists’ Retreat. She has exhibited at Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA; the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Daniels Art Gallery, Boston, MA; and Soroban and Cherry Stone Galleries, Wellfleet, MA. Sherrill lives and works in Somerville, MA. For more information, please visit http://www.janesherrill.com.

Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Feb
27
2018
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Apr
27
2018

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment”

New Juried Show Exhibit “Nourishment” Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Two New Exhibits at the T.W. Wood Gallery
“Nourishment” a Juried Show February 27 -April 27 2018
The Central Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibit
February 27 through March 30.

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibits; “Nourishment” a juried show of Vermont artists' work, and an exhibit from the members of the Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. The Nourishment exhibit is open from February 27 through April 27th and the Watercolor exhibit from February 27th through March 30th.

“Nourishment” contains works by 15 Vermont artists including Josh Axelrod, Stella Ehrlich, Linda Di Sante, Carole Naquin, Roger Weingarten and Frank Woods. Juror Cindy Griffith noted ” T.W. Wood’s Nourishment exhibit shows an artist’s interpretation of the title. Jurors worked collaboratively picking the most skillfully rendered art in this subjective process. Best in Show was selected based on composition as well as its skillful execution” Best in Show was awarded to A.S. McGuffin’s painting “Good Fruit” Ginny Callan the Gallery’s Executive Director said, “The jurors were impressed with both the quality and detail of the work and in its use of light”.

The Central Vermont Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society exhibit includes works of Terry Hodgdon, Susan Bull Riley, Michael Ridge and more. An opening reception for both exhibits will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists and enjoy refreshments and music with Jim Thompson live on the baby grand piano!

Jurors for the “Nourishment” show were Cindy Griffith, Nathan Suter and Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. Cindy Griffith has shown her artwork in galleries and museums across Vermont and beyond. Ms. Griffith is past president of the Vermont Pastel Society, juried member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of many Vermont art associations and serves on the Board of Directors for the T.W. Wood Art Gallery. Nathan Suter is well known in the arts community. He is a founding partner of Build, former Executive Director of the Helen Day Art Center, co-founder and board member of Root. Mr. Suter attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received his BFA from Haverford College. Adelaide Tyrol is a well-known botanical and natural history illustrator. Ms. Tyrol has an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and has attended the Parsons School of Design, Humboldt Field Research Institute, along with other art educational programs. She has illustrated many books and her artwork has been exhibited across New England and beyond.

Also on exhibit from the Gallery's permanent collection are works by T.W. Wood and his contemporaries and art created during the Works Progress Administration period. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT.

For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Time: 2/27/18 12:00pm - 4/27/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
27
2018

Odanaksis Art Group Exhibition- Spring Around The Upper Valley

Odanaksis Art Group Exhibition- Spring Around The Upper Valley
Description:

Spring Around the Upper Valley
Norwich, VT- The Odanaksis Art Group invites you to come and see new renderings of “Spring Around the Upper Valley” at the Norwich Public Library from March 2 to April 27th.
Odanaksis, Abenaki for "little village," is an informal group of artists who paint weekly at outdoor venues in the Connecticut River watershed. Working en plein air is one source of inspiration for many artists. The majority of pieces in this exhibit were started during these weekly excursions. "Spring Around the Upper Valley” features views of the area as interpreted by artists in several mediums. Creating art outside lends itself to dynamic lighting and compositions, and we hope this show will lift spirits as we welcome the arrival of spring!
Opening: March 2, 2018 ~ 5-7 pm Reception to meet the artists
The Norwich Public Library is located at 368 South Main Street, Norwich, Vermont.
From I-91 use exit 13, then travel north on Route 5 approximately 8/10ths of a mile. The Library is located on the right side of the street.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Artworks may be purchased through the artists.

Time: 3/2/18 5:00pm - 4/27/18 5:30pm
Location: Norwich Public Library, Norwich
Mar
6
2018
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Apr
28
2018

Artists to Watch Part I

Artists to Watch Part I Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

This two-part exhibit of contemporary Vermont art is a collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council, Ric Kasini Kadour, and six guest curators. The 25 artists included come from all across the state and were identified as being on the verge of great work.

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead to ensure conference room is available for viewing.

Time: 3/6/18 8:00am - 4/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Mar
2
2018
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Apr
30
2018

Farm To Table

Farm To Table Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents a feast for the eyes with a fresh exhibit of pastel works by Middlebury artists Judy Albright and Cristine Kossow. The show, “Art from Farm to Table”

Time: 3/2/18 10:00am - 4/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Feb
1
2018
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May
31
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. Registration open Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Register now for the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) @ Northern Vermont University-Johnson, August 5-11 2018.

CAMP is open to intermediate to advanced music students of orchestral instruments. Need based tuition assistance is available.

For more information and forms visit www.gmys-vt.org or email leah@gmys-vt.org.

Location: From the comfort of your home, Statewide
Feb
27
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Vermont Landscapes

Vermont Landscapes Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Vermont Landscapes, a selection of paintings of Vermont, is installed in the public spaces of Lamoille County Courthouse through June 30. Organized by Bryan Memorial Gallery, the exhibition includes oils, watercolors, monoprints, pastels, and acrylics. The Courthouse is open to guests, except between noon and 12:30. There is no charge for this exhibit. Image is from a watercolor by Vladimir Vagin.

Time: 2/27/18 8:00am - 6/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Lamoille County Courthouse, Hyde Park
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury
Dec
22
2017
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Sep
30
2018

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe