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Jun
14
2018

Book talk and panel discussion on Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont

Book talk and panel discussion on  Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont
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Join Yvonne Daley to learn about her new book, Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont. This event will feature a reading and a short panel discussion. Yvonne Daley is the author of five previous books and director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference.

Time: 6/14/18 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Street Landing's Black Box (60 Lake St.), Burlington
Jun
14
2018

USAF American Clarinet Quartet

USAF American Clarinet Quartet
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This is a FREE Community concert featuring one of the ensembles from the USAF Heritage Band of America, the American Clarinet Quartet. Four accomplished musicians will be presenting an exciting and polished program that captivates audiences of all ages. The group features musicians who have studied and performed at the highest levels throughout the US. The American Clarinet Quartet offers a diverse repertoire which includes traditional classical, rousing patriotic marches, Klezmer music, Broadway, Jazz, Latin and South American music as well as their own original arrangements. This is a terrific family-friendly concert that will show off the rich acoustics of the historic Opera House in world class fashion.

Time: 6/14/18 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Apr
2
2018
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Jun
15
2018

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand

Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand Vermont Arts 2018
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Curated by Dian Parker

These recent prints of Betsey Garand represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. The colors are layered biomorphic and geometric shapes, combining delicate nuances with accents of vibrancy and transparency. Garand uses a combination of techniques; woodcut, monotype, pochôir, spit-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and à la poupée. The prints create the luscious varieties of form, color, and change inherent in nature. These works are fluid, amorphic, richly colored, and intensely dynamic.

Betsey Garand is presently Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College in the Department of Art and the History of Art, where she is head of printmaking. Garand has shown in many exhibitions and in numerous public and private art collections; Dadapost Gallery-Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Arkansas Arts Center; Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku-Japan; Art Museum of Estonia. Awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and fellowships at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the MacDowell Colony.

Time: 4/2/18 10:00am - 6/15/18 4:00pm
Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Apr
6
2018
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Jun
16
2018

'Barn Art'

'Barn Art' Vermont Arts 2018
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Artists in Vermont clearly have an affinity with barns. The many barns that dot the Vermont landscape provide inspiration to artists, are a treasured subject matter, and provide reminders of their purpose and history. The Compass Music and Arts Center’s new exhibit ‘Barn Art’ is a collection of works from 31 different artists in celebration of these functional, yet stunning, architectural gems. The exhibit runs through June 16, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Time: 4/6/18 10:00am - 6/16/18 5:00pm
Location: Compass Music and Arts Center - 333 Jones Dr., Brandon
May
3
2018
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Jun
19
2018

Tim Brookes - The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets

Tim Brookes - The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets Vermont Arts 2018
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The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets, an exhibit of wood carvings by Tim Brookes, will exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts May 3 – June 19, 2018.

The non-profit Endangered Alphabets Project, founded in 2010, flourishes on the borderlands between art and woodwork, painting and typography, linguistics and anthropology, creative design and cultural preservation, ethnography and spirituality. Originally intended to preserve some of the world’s endangered writing systems by carving them in boards of beautiful Vermont curly maple, the Alphabets have expanded to encompass artwork, poetry, sound sculpture, and furniture.

The shapes incorporated in writing reflect our sense of what comes naturally to the human body—the radius-over-ulna turn of the wrist, the sweep of the arm, the turn of the shoulders, the leaning-forward downstroke obeying gravity—and what we think of as ideal forms: the circle, the line, the right angle, the set of parallels, symmetry and balance. The shapes incorporated in wood grain reflect a deeper, older set of forces: annual sun-and-rain weather cycles depicted in growth rings; the complex rhythms of wind stressing trees at the edge of a forest. These carvings are a conversation between the two sets of patterns, the urgent desire to communicate in human time set against the longer, slower rhythms of the natural world. The carvings have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale, Harvard, the universities of Cambridge and Barcelona, and other colleges, universities, and libraries across North America.

Tuesday, June 19, 3:00p.m.
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

On June 19 at 3:00p.m., Tim Brookes will be speaking on Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word. What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question by looking at a range of forms of writing from all over the world that are in danger of extinction. He displays a carving of a piece of text in each script, leading a discussion on how technology will help—and always has helped—define the nature of communication, and shows how the story of a culture can be seen in its writing, even if that writing is (as in these examples) beautiful, utterly unfamiliar, and disappearing. This talk is in conjunction with Tim Brooke’s exhibit “The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets.” The talk is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. For more information, contact Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org.

Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word is a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by River Arts. (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.)

Time: 5/3/18 9:00am - 6/19/18 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Apr
18
2018
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Jun
23
2018

The LAST of the HILL FARMS: Photographs by Richard Brown

The LAST of the HILL FARMS: Photographs by Richard Brown
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Middlebury, VT—Richard Brown’s recently published retrospective—The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past—showcases the photographer’s most cherished subject: Vermont’s hill farmers. A new exhibition at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT offers the chance to experience the Vermont that Richard entered and began to photograph in the 1970s.

The lives, landscapes, and time period Brown so lovingly documented are available for viewing through a range of more than thirty large and small format, finely detailed, black-and-white photographic prints, which were hand-made by the artist.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT, will host a public reception and gallery talk. Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served.

Exhibit on Display now through June 23, 2018
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk – Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5-7PM

Time: 4/18/18 10:00am - 6/23/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
May
3
2018
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Jun
24
2018

Russians and Friends

Russians and Friends Vermont Arts 2018
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Bryan Memorial Gallery presents The Russians and Friends, a selection of paintings by four visiting artists from Russia, and some American friends, who recently painted together in Jeffersonville.

Bryan Menorial gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffesonville, VT 802-644-5100. A digital preview of this exhibit can be seen at www.bryangallery.org. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 11-4 and by appointment any time.

Opening reception Sunday May 6th. Artist Roundtable at 1:00pm. Reception 2-4pm.

contact: Mickey Myers : mickey@bryangallery.org

Time: 5/3/18 11:00am - 6/24/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
May
12
2018
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Jun
24
2018

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos

New Exhibit Opens at MGFA: Bruce Campbell, Thinking the Cosmos Vermont Arts 2018
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May 12- June 24: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature sculptor Bruce Campbell’s “Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture”. An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-8pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm.

Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

In 1976 Campbell was fascinated by the Whitney Museum retrospective exhibition, “Calder’s Universe”, which invited Campbell to experiment with wires joined and twisted into imaginative shapes, suggesting an art form which defines and controls space through three-dimensional line drawing.

“My ideas for kinetic sculpture usually begin as a question. For example, how can I show a certain concept of the universe? They attempt to illustrate, in the simplest way possible, conditions and events of the natural world. In showing a falling star, a lunar eclipse, or a rainstorm, I am trying to represent, in minimalist and transparent form, my perception of the universe - how the universe might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, and basic mechanics.” Visually stunning and interactively entertaining, Campbell’s kinetic sculptures illuminate/illustrate the dynamic relationships of phonomenal elements in the natural and celestial world, bridging physics, mechanics and aesthetics to create treasured pieces of pure wonderment.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 5/12/18 5:00pm - 6/24/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Jun
14
2018
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Jun
24
2018

The Paintings of Louis Fried

The Paintings of Louis Fried
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ST JOHNSBURY—Catamount Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Louis Fried (1893-1957) on view in the Main Gallery from June 14-24, 2018. Work by this talented self-taught artist comes from the collection of his extended family, many of whom are local. The painter Louis Fried was grandfather to Geoff Fried of Danville, Kim Fried of East Burke, the late Rian Fried, formerly of Stannard, and Toby Fried of Hannover, NH. He was also the great-grandfather of Jody Fried of Kirby, current Director of Catamount Arts. A special wine and cheese reception honoring the accomplishments of Louis Fried and his family will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 3-5 pm, with remarks at 4 pm. All are welcome to attend.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The paintings of Louis Fried communicate a compelling interpretation of landscape. Initially, Fried began to paint as a way to recover from a debilitating stroke, but he grew to consider it a serious endeavor. Like many self-taught artists, he possessed a unique vision and a determination to reveal that vision. Thickly applied paint indicates profound love of material. Dynamic compositions give evidence to a kind of restless energy. Whether concentrating on the rush of water falling over rock or trees coming into bloom, Louis Fried tackled each composition with confidence and creativity—a reflection perhaps on how he approached life.
Yet this exhibition is not simply a collection of paintings by one uniquely talented individual. It also a story of an immigrant experience played out generation after generation—not just within the Fried Family, but within families of so many who have come or hope to come to America.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Born in Minsk, Russia in 1893, Louis Fried and his future wife Helen immigrated to New York City in 1909, where they married and raised a family. Like many immigrants to the United States at the turn of the last century, they were hard-working entrepreneurs, eager to avail themselves of the opportunities their new country had to offer. They opened a clothing store in Brooklyn and then a toy stop in the Bronx, running successful businesses until Louis was half paralyzed by a stroke at age 57. He regained partial use of his faculties only through an intensive course of art therapy, which awakened an interest in painting. Encouraged by his close friend Solomon Lerner, a prominent New York artist, Louis pursued this passion, painting numerous landscapes inspired by travel to places like Lake Champlain in Vermont, which he called “a noisy little sea.”

ABOUT THE FRIED FAMILY The story of the Fried family reflects a truly American experience, as well as the hopes and dreams of immigrant families in general. Seeking a new life, Louis and Helen Fried left behind the political turmoil of Tzarist Russia, where opportunities were extremely limited. In the United States they were able to become successful business owners and see their three children excel at Columbia, Cornell and Purdue before going on to successful careers themselves. As a prominent labor leader, their oldest son Milton traveled with the US State Department to Prague, Paris and Israel. Their daughter Esther became a geologist and educator, and their youngest son Maurice, an agricultural researcher for the United Nations, moved to Vienna, Austria, where he and his wife Enid raised six sons. Eventually, the family was reunited in America. Esther and her husband Ray Fagan lived in Virginia, where Esther worked to help immigrants and refugees become US citizens. Milton and Philoine returned to New York to continue work as labor activists. Maurice and Enid moved to Washington, DC, where he worked at the National Academy of Sciences.

This story of immigrant success and service to others continued down through generations. Esther’s daughters worked in education and health. Milton and Philoine’s sons pursued the arts, while Maurice and Enid’s sons settled in homes from Alaska to New Hampshire, working in the fields of education, economics, medicine, and culinary art. The family maintains a strong presence in Vermont. Milton’s son Geoffrey lives with his wife Joanna in Peacham, while Maurice’s sons Rian and Kim built homesteads in the Northeast Kingdom and dedicated themselves to community service. Rian founded Clean Yield Asset Management, a socially responsible investment firm, which led to Sterling College establishing the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems after his untimely death in 2013. Rian’s brother Kim was on the Board of Rural Edge, a regional non-profit housing organization, and serves on the Newark Planning Commission. His wife Nancy is on the Northeast Kingdom Community Action Board, and their son Jody is the Executive Director of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury.

ABOUT CATAMOUNT ARTS: As northern New England’s largest independent arts center, Catamount Arts hosts a diversified program in film, music, theater, dance, and art. Founded in 1975, it began as a traveling 16 mm film series for rural Vermonters. Today the organization operates out of a newly renovated facility, presenting screenings of world-class film; live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bolshoi Ballet, and London’s National Theatre; and performances by such nationally recognized touring artists as Grammy nominee Neko Case, and talented local performers.

Catamount Arts is located at 115 Eastern Avenue in downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The Catamount Arts Gallery is adjacent to two cinema-screening rooms, and will normally be open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 6/14/18 12:00am - 6/24/18 11:59pm
Location: Catamount Arts Gallery, Saint Johnsbury
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli

For the Love of Vermont - Paintings by Carolyn Egeli Vermont Arts 2018
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Braintree painter Carolyn Egeli exhibits her oil paintings celebrating Vermont and its people through landscapes and portraits. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Photo ID required for entry.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Governor's Gallery, 109 State Street, Montpelier
Apr
3
2018
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Jun
28
2018

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin

The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata - Paintings by Tom Merwin Vermont Arts 2018
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Merwin’s exhibit of oil paintings explodes with color and light. This series of over 18 pieces was created from 2015 to the present and celebrates the rites of spring in its color and vibrancy. Opening reception April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM. Montpelier Art Walk May 4, 4:00-7:00 PM.

Time: 4/3/18 8:00am - 6/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
May
1
2018
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Jun
29
2018

Ronald Slayton:Master of Watercolor

Ronald Slayton:Master of Watercolor Vermont Arts 2018
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The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce an important exhibit, Ronald Slayton: Master of Watercolor from May 1, 2018 through June 29, 2018. Slayton (1910-1992) was born in Barre, Vermont. During the Great Depression he worked as an artist in the Vermont Division of the Federally funded Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1936-1939. W.C. Lipke once commented that Slayton “has been a painter, poet, dramatist, educator, politician, gallery director, peace activist, humorist, critic and historian suggest that the single appellation 'artist' is not broad enough to encompass his many achievements.” There will be a celebratory free public opening reception at the Gallery on Friday, May 4, from 5:00-8:00 pm and an Art Talk at 6:00 pm with a panel that will include Nancy Graff, Bobby Gosh, Tom Slayton and Phillip Robertson.

The Ronald Slayton exhibit will highlight two watercolor murals “The Last Supper” (1985) and “The Hunger Dream” (1985). Figures in “The Hunger Dream” The majority of Slayton's works in this exhibit are from the private collection of Billi and Bobby Gosh. They have included twelve of Slayton's later watercolors that will be for sale with 100% of the sales being generously donated to the Gallery.

Time: 5/1/18 12:00pm - 6/29/18 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
May
4
2018
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Jun
29
2018

Artists to Watch Part II

Artists to Watch Part II Vermont Arts 2018
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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. Part II includes work by: work by Robert Gold (Burlington), August Burns (Middlesex), Jean Cherouny (South Burlington), Caroline Tavelli-Abar(Rochester), Sam Talbot-Kelly (Montpelier), Vanessa Compton (Greensboro), Hannah Morris (Barre), Angelo Arnold(Montpelier), Erika Senft Miller (Colchester), Renee Greenlee (Burlington), and Rose Umerlik (Jeffersonville).

 

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead to ensure conference room is available for viewing.

Time: 5/4/18 4:30pm - 6/29/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery at Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier
May
6
2018
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Jun
29
2018

Rachel Moore - Traces

Rachel Moore - Traces Vermont Arts 2018
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Rachel Moore - Traces
On view: May 6 through June 29, 2018

EDGEWATER GALLERY at Stowe
151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe unveils a special selection from Rachel Moore’s complete body of work with brand new sculptural pieces in her solo exhibition Traces . The exhibition will be on view May 6th through June 29th, with a reception on Friday, May 11th from 5:30-7:00pm. The artist talk will begin at 6:00pm.

Moore’s work is steeped in careful attention to pattern language and shifts. Her materials range from watercolor and graphite on paper, to blown and cast glass, to ink on vellum and more. Traces ties together many thematic patterns in the artist’s work honoring the environment with a dialogue on prevailing conditions. Minimalist in color, her installations are infinitely rich in carefully considered materials and surfaces with an ethereal elegance and sophistication. Paying homage to presence in absence, many of her sculptural pieces refer to measurable data in climate change as well as migration patterns. Each movement, memory, presence and energy leaves a trace. This exhibition echoes traces of beauty in our global community.

Rachel Moore is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed media sculpture, installation, drawing, and social practice. Moore uses maps, cultural and religious icons, text, and sculptural replications of objects from daily life to respond to social and political movements, often in poetic and haunting ways. In her social practice, she has used storytelling to create relationships of understanding and as a way to bring awareness to multicultural histories, in some cases, asserting a culture’s rightful place in history.

Moore’s work has been featured in international museums and galleries, on Art21’s “Inside the Artist’s Studio” and she is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.The artist is represented by Edgewater Gallery, Stowe, VT; Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID; and Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA. She lives and works in Vermont.

For further information on Rachel Moore and her exhibition, please call the gallery at 802-760-6785, email Kelly Holt (kelly@edgewatergallery-vt.com), or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Edgewater Gallery at Stowe hours:
Wednesday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Location: Edgewater Gallery, Stowe
Jun
10
2018
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Jun
30
2018

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster

"For the Time Being" Sculpture by Darryl Lauster Vermont Arts 2018
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WEST RUTLAND, VT- Hinging on the tensions between truth and fiction that inform our understanding of history, the sculpture of Darryl Lauster investigates the American past and present. "For the Time Being," an exhibition featuring recent works in marble and bronze by the Texas artist, will be on display at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center June 9-30, 2018. https://www.darryllauster.com/

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Jun
10
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Annual Members’ Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
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The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center announces the Annual Members’ Exhibition, June 9-30, 2018 at the Gallery, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland. All members of the non-profit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter.

For more information: (802) 438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Time: 6/10/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 4:00pm
Location: The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland
Feb
27
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Vermont Landscapes

Vermont Landscapes Vermont Arts 2018
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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
May
4
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield

Head In The Clouds by Dave Fifield Vermont Arts 2018
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The Brandon Artists Guild (the BAG) presents the new paintings of Dave Fifield. This new collection of paintings titled Head In The Clouds” runs May 4 through June 26. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5-7 PM.

Time: 5/4/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artist Guild, Brandon
Jun
14
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Vermont Arts 2018
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The beloved novel set to music.
Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford

Anne Shirley, a spunky, red-headed orphan, is sent to live with a farmer and his sister on Prince Edward Island. The only problem? They thought they were adopting a boy. Follow Anne’s adventures (and misadventures!) as she discovers the meaning of home in this adaptation of the beloved novel by L.M Montgomery, with music and lyrics by Broadway’s Cryer and Ford.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 4:00pm 
Saturday June 16 at 1:00pm


Run Time: Approx. 1 hour

Ticket Price: $20 for adults. $10 for children. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.

Time: 6/14/18 4:00pm - 6/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
May
3
2018
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Jun
30
2018

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

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

Time: 5/3/18 6:00pm - 6/30/18 5:30pm
Location: Norwich Public Library, Norwich
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Maiya Keck: Her Recent Work

Maiya Keck: Her Recent Work
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With a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Maiya has returned to painting after practicing other skills (cheffing, entrepreneurship)  for a couple of decades. Working in both oil and acrylic, as well as charcoal, she explores both figurative and abstract themes in a gestural manner.
An artist reception is planned for Friday, June 8th from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Time: 5/22/18 10:00am - 6/30/18 6:00pm
Location: Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury VT, Waterbury
Jun
13
2018
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Jun
30
2018

"Gypsy" at Stowe Theatre Guild

"Gypsy" at Stowe Theatre Guild
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The story of the ultimate show mother and the reluctant vaudeville star — a timeless classic, always reminding us to “Sing out, Louise!”

Stowe Theatre Guild presents "Gypsy," the classic Broadway musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Show dates are Wednesdays through Saturdays, June 13-16, June 20-23 and June 27-30, with all shows starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and $14 for children (ages 12 and under).

To buy show tickets, visit www.stowetheatre.com, email tickets@stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

Time: 6/13/18 7:30pm - 6/30/18 10:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main St., Stowe
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Tell Me

Tell Me
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Tell Me” -- an exhibit of artwork by 19 local artists that explores language and communication.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm
Exhibit is on display May 22 – June 30, 2018 in the Main Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more info.

(Featured Artwork: “Dialog with József Attila – 7” by Diane Sophrin)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian

Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian
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Studio Place Arts presents Jack Rowell: Cultural Documentarian - Photographs from 5th generation Vermonter Jack Rowell's 30+ year career as a photographer.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Exhibit is on display May 22 – June 30, 2018 on the Third Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts.

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more info.

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
22
2018
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Jun
30
2018

Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont
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Studio Place Arts presents Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. Books can take on a language of their own, as shown in the multimedia work of this group of artists that use shape, structure, and materials to get their message across.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Exhibit is on display May 22 – June 30, 2018 on the Second Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts.

Please visit www.studioplacearts.com for gallery hours and more info.

(Featured Artwork: Tiny Chains by Rebecca Boardman)

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum Vermont Arts 2018
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While still an award-winning photographer with the National Geographic, James Pease Blair summered in Middlebury, Vermont. On his retirement, Jim Blair and his wife Elise settled in Vermont year-round. Jim became entranced by the singular photography collection found in the Research Center of the Henry Sheldon Museum, where he found exceptional images that traced the citizens, landscapes, and townscapes of Addison County and the Lake Champlain region.

Collaborating with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart, he has chosen three dozen remarkable photographs that will be displayed in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum from March 20, 2018 through July 08, 2018. His choices reflect a photographer’s unique eye, developed in his early training from celebrated American photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind and while studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Later during his long career at the National Geographic he traveled the world, advancing his art, resulting in further photographic achievements.

The exhibit features single and group portraits of Vermonters – both the celebrated and the ordinary citizen, village scenes capturing disasters and daily life, landscapes of Vermont’s treasured mountains and lakes. Stunning aerial landscape photographs were taken by George N. Lathrop (1900 – 1983). An extensive collection of Lathrop’s photographs and negatives of Addison County taken between 1930s and 1960s is part of the Sheldon archives.

100 years of life in the Middlebury region are highlighted in the exhibit. Vintage clothing and photographic equipment from the Sheldon Museum’s collection complement the exhibit.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Mar
20
2018
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Jul
8
2018

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist Vermont Arts 2018
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In celebration of his 60th reunion at Middlebury College, the Henry Sheldon Museum offers a retrospective of the whimsical wood carvings of John Cross, a masterful contemporary folk artist.

Few would have predicted that an economics major at Middlebury College who earned a master’s degree in business at the University of Chicago would have begun carving during his career as a creative copywriter at a premier New York advertising agency. Humor, perseverance, and imagination are the skills reflected in all phases of his life journey.

John Cross began whittling while watching the filming of commercials for which he wrote the scripts for Proctor & Gamble and for Toyota. His ad copy promoted such iconic brands as Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste. During the day he wrote jingles from his advertising office in New York City, then headed for 813 Broadway where he shared a rented loft with sculptor William King, coincidentally in the same building where Wolf Kahn painted. Kahn, who now maintains a summer studio near Brattleboro, VT, is known for his sumptuous landscapes, and King, who died in 2015, worked in clay, wood, bronze, vinyl, burlap, and aluminum. Cross, King, and Kahn were among the poets, artists, and museum professionals who gathered for drinks and conversation at the renowned Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village to encourage one another.

Cross has always worked with wood, in particular sugar pine. He favors figurative renderings of sports figures, especially the players and fans of the New York Yankees, artists, sideshow performers, Miss America contestants, fishermen, operatic stars, and playful everyday characters. He has researched players from the Negro Baseball League and commemorated them in compelling wood carvings. For many years Cross was represented by Jay Johnson, owner of a leading New York City American Folk Art gallery on Madison Avenue and later by the David Findlay Jr. Gallery on Fifth Avenue, and currently by the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. His carvings are in the public collections of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian, and in the private collections of Garrison Keillor and Ali McGraw.

John Cross and his wife Linda Cross, also an artist, reside and work from their home studios in Elizaville, New York. The Hudson River is nearby, as is the scenic rail line which provides them easy access to New York City galleries and museums and their son Peter Cross (Middlebury College ’93) and his family, who live in Manhattan.

The Sheldon Museum retrospective will honor this accomplished sculptor, who continues to carve and inspire gallery and museum visitors.

Man with Cigar, c. 1990. Photo: Christian Carone

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 7/8/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury
Jun
6
2018
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Jul
8
2018

One Way, Many Paths: An Artist Walks the Camino

One Way, Many Paths: An Artist Walks the Camino Vermont Arts 2018
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ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY JUNE 5 TO JULY 8.
Discover Spain’s El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) through the paintings of Vermont artist Susan Abbott. This exhibition evokes the ever-changing, panoramic landscape she experienced during her transformative journey walking the historic road. Susan set out from St. Jean Pied de Port, the traditional Camino starting point on the French side of the Pyrenees, carrying a 15-pound backpack that included sketchbooks, painting supplies, and her journal. Two months and 590 miles later, she arrived on the Atlantic coast with drawings, watercolors, poems, and diaries documenting the pilgrimage. Painted in her Vermont studio, each square painting displays Abbott’s hallmark style of exciting color and striking composition, and the series together creates a powerful narrative about the rich diversity of place that is available to us in our world today, if we venture out to find it.

Time: 6/6/18 9:00am - 7/8/18 9:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro
Jun
9
2018
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Jul
28
2018

Water Is Life

Water Is Life Vermont Arts 2018
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A mixed medium group show devoted to the complexities and beauty of water in our lives. During this show the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is collaborating with the Passumpsic Valley Land Trust, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of the Passumpsic River.
On July 20th at 6:00PM there will be a talk by noted author, organic soil advocate, and PVLT Board member Grace Gershuny at the Guild.

Location: Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Saint Johnsbury
Jun
14
2018
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Jul
29
2018

Blades Will Sprout

Blades Will Sprout
Description:

Blades will Sprout
Featuring the work of: Anne Cady, Julia Jensen, and Jessica Smith
On view: June 14th - July 29th 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd, 5-8pm

You are song, a wished-for song.
Go through the ear to the center,
where the sky is, where wind,
where silent knowing.

Put seeds and cover them.
Blades will sprout
where you do your work.
-- Rumi

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Blades Will Sprout, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from June 14th through July 29th with an opening reception on June 22nd from 5-8pm. This summer show features the work of Anne Cady, Julia Jensen and Jessica Smith, three artists who use familiar landscapes as an entrance point to creating art, but have very little else in common.

Anne Cady's distinctive oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont countryside that surrounds her. Her paintings are playful and bold, full of vibrant color and spirit. This body of work features all new paintings, include works filled with the brilliant green of the first growth of Vermont’s early spring, and the lush brilliance of fields after the first cut. She also mixes in pieces wild with color, red mountains and rolling hills stretching back into open sky’s typical of her local valley landscape.

Though quite a departure stylistically, Julia Jensen work is also a rich collision of the external and internal world of the artist. Her work brings blurred, lush, almost dreamlike visions of landscape to the viewer. She says “When I am working I try to leave the surface as open as I can for as long as I can, turning the panel this way and that, trying to keep subject out of it and work just with color and shape. Inevitably, somehow, a place begins to emerge.” A graduate of Tulane University with a BA in Art History, Jensen has been painting for 20 years.

Sense of place is certainly a cornerstone of Jessica Smith’s work. Many of the paintings she is exhibiting in the current show feature landscapes viewed near or directly from her farm in a mountain valley, hillside in Southern Vermont. The profile of familiar mountains and hills dominate the her work compositionally, while her sparse paint application and muted color palette show the viewer the Vermont landscape through a lens unique to Smith. Her work, she says, is a way of processing comings and goings, and this group particularly is inspired by the seasons of change in the mountains.

Time: 6/14/18 10:00am - 7/29/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
May
4
2018
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Aug
9
2018

LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT

LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT
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Mary Fran Lloyd's show LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT has been currently open and will be up until August 9th at the Rutland City Hall, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 - 5. There is no opening reception for the show.

LIFE IN THE ABSTRACT consists of 31 paintings using acrylic paint and personalized collage papers

"Abstracting realism allows the freedom to convey my feelings about a subject, an important life experience, an everyday meaningful event, or the culmination of all, always emphasizing the positive."

Location: Rutland City Hall, Rutland
May
3
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore

Stewards of the Land” by Orah Moore
Description:

Studio Place Arts presents “Stewards of the Land,” by Orah Moore on display at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).

Since 1984, Orah Moore has been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers. “I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that support their way of life.” This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM.

Visit: www.morseblockdeli.com for hours.
For more details about the exhibit, visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Morse Block Deli (260 N. Main Street), Barre
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift Vermont Arts 2018
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The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury
May
25
2018
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Aug
12
2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

1968: The Whole World Is Watching Vermont Arts 2018
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1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society.

Free.

Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
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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
May
12
2018
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Sep
9
2018

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
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This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as those from the La Petite Reine series (translated as the little queen, an early French term for the modern safety bicycle)which celebrates the sense of liberation, that feeling of freedom in space afforded by the bicycle.

Time: 5/12/18 10:00am - 9/9/18 5:00pm
Location: Bennington Museum, Bennington
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
Mar
20
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers

Waterfowl Wonders And Amusing Animals By Three Self-Taught Addison County, Vermont Carvers Vermont Arts 2018
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"Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by Three Self-taught Addison County, Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway - greet delighted visitors to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gary Starr is a world-class self-taught carver whose decorative decoys and birds are on display at the Sheldon – from three magnificent oversized shore birds – one standing, a second running, and a third feeding – to a variety of life-sized colorful birds including a Puffin, American Oyster Catcher, Belted King Fisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Lilac Breasted Roller.

Before perfecting his drawing, Bill Holway began his artistic pursuits by whittling and was one of the original craftsmen when Frog Hollow the Vermont State Craft Center was started in Middlebury in 1971. For years, Bill Holway was known locally for his “performance drawings” at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes. His wood carvings at the Sheldon feature a moose with an iconic rack of antlers and a prominent beard-like dewlap under its chin, a brown bear, a frolicking horse, and more exotic animals such as long-horned goat, hippopotamus, elephant, zebra, camel, and giraffes.

Chuck Herrmann's carvings are a reflection of his deep commitment to the Vermont forest, its history and value. As an example, true to his investigative and collecting habits, he carved birds and waterfowl from remnants of a “root fence” that was once located on a farm field at New Haven Junction at the intersection of Routes 7 and 17.

Time: 3/20/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park Street, Middlebury