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Nov
9
2018

7Women, 7Walls Opening Reception

7Women, 7Walls Opening Reception Vermont Arts 2018
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An artist participating in the upcoming Spotlight Gallery show asked if there was a theme. The answer was "fill your wall with work you love." Seven artists will do just that in 7Women, 7Walls opening Friday, November 9. From fiber arts and collage to encaustic and found objects, the work spans the vast artistic landscape of Vermont.

Work by: 

Mary Admasian
Alisa Dworsky
Karen Henderson
Evie Lovett
Hannah Morris
Janet Van Fleet 
Kristen M. Watson

Artists rectption Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 9 - Dec. 28. Gallery Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Calling first is recommended to ensure availability. 

Time: 11/9/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, 136 State St., Montpelier
Nov
9
2018

Madeleine Kunin discusses Coming of Age

Madeleine Kunin discusses Coming of Age
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Northshire Bookstore and Manchester Community Library are thrilled to welcome back former VT governor Madeleine May Kunin to share her new memoir that is not only about the physical and emotional tolls of aging, but is also an honest and positive look at aging and how it has effected her life.

Many readers are already familiar with Madeleine Kunin, the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. In her newest book, a memoir entitled Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties, the topic is aging, but she looks well beyond the physical tolls and explores the emotional ones as well. And she has had an extraordinary life: governor, ambassador, feminist, wife, mother, professor, poet, and much, much more.

Time: 11/9/18 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center
Nov
9
2018

Bread and Roses, Too staged reading

Bread and Roses, Too  staged reading Vermont Arts 2018
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Bread and Roses, Too
by Katherine Patterson

“Bread and Roses, Too” is a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. The novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the strike.

A Staged Reading of the book will be presented Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm on the Dorset Playhouse Stage. Director, Maureen Chaffee, has adapted a reading from the book.

This production is made possible by the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads program and is free and open to the public.

Vermont Reads is a statewide one-book community reading program that began in 2003. Since the beginning of the program, Vermont Reads events have taken place in over 200 Vermont towns.

Time: 11/9/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Nov
9
2018

Darol Anger and the Furies

Darol Anger and the Furies Vermont Arts 2018
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Fiddle legend Darol Anger returns with his group The Furies. This show features Darol’s unmistakable fiddling, the phenomenal talents of the young fiddle genius Andy Reiner, cello guru and vocalist Joy Adams, and the songwriting team of Darol and accomplished singer/songwriter Emy Phelps, presenting songs from their most recent release, MUSIC OF OUR PEOPLE: Songs Of the Roaring Sixties.
General admission: $23 advance, $26 day of
Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Time: 11/9/18 7:30pm
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph
Nov
9
2018

Arc Iris Release Show at Stone Church

Arc Iris Release Show at Stone Church Vermont Arts 2018
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ARC IRIS

This fall, Arc Iris releases Icon of Ego, its third groundbreaking album, as a trio that packs the heft of a far bigger band with fully realized sonic and visual intensity. Overcoming rebuffs and rejections, Arc Iris has become an unstoppable force out of necessity. On Icon of Ego, they deliver heavily and ask nothing in return.

The groups two previous albums, Arc Iris and Moon Saloon, were both released to critical acclaim and fervent fan embrace. Originally formed in Providence, R.I., by singer-songwriter Jocie Adams who was coming off a term with The Low Anthem, the group initially embodied an eight-piece rock orchestra, creating innovative dynamics of rhythm and melody with a full color palette. Four years on, Arc Iris are just three musicians: lead vocalist Adams, keyboardist and sample artist Zach Tenorio-Miller, and drummer Ray Belli. They have crafted a vividly expressionistic new album that reflects both the groups protean talents as well as its journey of survival.

Soon after its self-named 2014 debut on the ANTI- label, Arc Iris faced considerable adversity. Critical acclaim, tours with St. Vincent and Jeff Tweedy and festivals like Bonnaroo followed, all creating for Arc Iris the belief that they had beat the long music industry odds. However, the group lost its manager, followed by its booking agent, then was dropped from the label. Band members departed. Opportunities evaporated. Through it all, Adams, Tenorio-Miller and Belli worked with undiminished energy and reinvented themselves as a quartet, which included Robin Ryczek on cello. Within two years, Arc Iris self-released Moon Saloon, in the US while British independent record label Bella Union released the album in Europe. Soon after this release, Ryczek left to teach cello in Afghanistan, and the three remaining members once again set about adapting.

Arc Iris assembled its own promotions team and booked its own shows. Notable is what Arc Iris has achieved completely by itself: tours supporting Kimbra, Gene Ween, a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchells Blue performed at Washingtons Kennedy Center, and a growing, international fan base that has remained dedicated throughout.

Icon of Ego finds a happy middle with a smaller label, a more focused support team, and a stronger, more experienced band. Recording at Providences Columbus Theater, home to silent movies and vaudeville during the 20s, the band has evolved into a concentrated pop-prog explosion, mixing styles with disparate elements that captivate and surprise.

In Icon of Ego, the band interrogates the notions of celebrity, fame, and idol worship. What makes an icon? How do people fall under the spell of a charismatic other (or entity?)? What is it like to be that icon? Adams poetic, nuanced lyrics provide both inquiry and insight. On Dylan & Me Adams sings changing times / you could not have been / waiting to be remembered / a trophy in so many eyes / a Renoir for the great pretenders.

The group has always embraced theatricality. Displaying an array of costumes, flare, and light rigs, enhanced by choreographed dance moves, an Arc Iris live performance is a proper spectacle that matches the groups manifest musical abilities and talents. A whole new live experience accompanies the Icon of Ego performances.

With heavy synthesizer work by Tenorio and Adams, and seemingly impossible transitions executed effortlessly by Belli, the songs on Icon of Ego carry a thick, analog electronic sound that harks back to the 70s. Presiding over these are Adams powerful vocals that house the energy under pop forms.

Nowhere is this more evident than in $GNMS, a complete reinterpretation of Money Gnomes, the lead track on the first album. Where the original version carried a folksy looseness, with a banjo and brush drums, the new iteration goes total sci-fi. Any impish charm is wrung out and sculpted into Kraftwerkian logarithms. Plugged-in machines replace acoustic instruments, and the songs renewal mirrors that adjustment. Witnessing $GNMS develop over the years is a rare window into the changing goals of a band, as these played out through the recordings.

Arc Iris is never more self-defined than when faced with difficulty. Icon of Ego is about Arc Iris overcoming adversity and ultimately coming out leaner, sharper, and more fully realized.

Time: 11/9/18 8:00pm
Location: Stone Church, Brattleboro
Oct
10
2018
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Nov
10
2018

Avian Journey

Avian Journey
Description:

Throughout history, birds have played an important role as a source of inspiration for artists. An exhibit by Tapestry Artist, Neysa Russo, brings to light this rich history and the everyday experiences we all enjoy on our avian journeys.
Inspired by woven tapestries, Middle Eastern rugs, antique embroidery patterns and designs from ancient pottery and carving; from the Phoenix rising to the Guardians of the Holy Grail to the Tree of Life, birds have been used to decorate clothing and homes for thousands of years. Not merely decorative, but often used with symbolism and meaning; from the spiritual power of the eagle to the doves of peace. Fertility, protection, symbolic meanings vary, but one thread binds them all, throughout the ages and around the world, the bird is meaningful to every culture.

Time: 10/10/18 10:00am - 11/10/18 5:00pm
Location: Northeast Fiber Arts, Williston
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
10
2018

Concerts: Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known

Concerts: Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known Vermont Arts 2018
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The beloved Aizuri Quartet returns to Scrag Mountain Music after a triumphant season as Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to present the World Premiere of Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo’s String Quartet No.1 Deeply Known, written specially for the quartet. The program also includes Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution, Komitas’ Armenian Folk Songs, and Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 joined by Scrag co-Artistic Director and soprano Mary Bonhag. RSVP below! RSVPs recommended at www.scragmountainmusic.org. All concerts are "Come as you are. Pay what you can."

Time: 11/8/18 7:30pm - 11/10/18 9:30pm
Location: Multiple Venues, Statewide
Nov
7
2018
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Nov
11
2018

UVM Theatre presents "Tartuffe"

UVM Theatre presents "Tartuffe"
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Vice becomes virtue, or is it the other way around, as UVM Theatre presents Molière’s hilarious comedy Tartuffe.

There is never a dull moment in this fast-paced feast of words when the wealthy Orgon falls under the spell of the sly con artist Tartuffe. Will Orgon’s family bring him to his senses or will the wily Tartuffe succeed in stealing all of his wealth, as well as his wife and daughter. See this uproarious satire brought to life in a lush and visually stunning production on the Royall Tyler stage.

Evening performances of “Tartuffe” are Wednesday thru Saturday, November 7–10 at 7:30PM. A matinee performance will be presented on Sunday, November 11 at 2PM. Regular box office hours are Tuesday thru Friday from 11AM to 4PM. Tickets can be purchased during those times in person at the Royall Tyler Theatre box office, located at 116 University Place, or by calling 802-656-2094. For more information or to purchase tickets online go to uvm.edu/theatre

Time: 11/7/18 7:30pm - 11/11/18 4:30pm
Location: The Royall Tyler Theatre, 116 University Place, University of Vermont, Burlington
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
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
11
2018

11th Annual LEGO Exhibit

11th Annual LEGO Exhibit
Description:

This event is generously sponsored by People’s United Bank.

Build your very own LEGO creation and display it at BMAC!

Design and build an original LEGO structure according to contest guidelines available below, or just drop by and check out the fantastic submissions on display November 9-11, 2018.

Prizes for Creativity and Craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups: preschool, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult, and adult/child collaborations. Other prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. All prizes will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m.


Entries must be delivered to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Tuesday, November 6, 4-6 p.m. See entry form for more information.
Admission to the November 8 Awards Ceremony is $5 for adults and teens, $3 for children ages 6-12, free for BMAC members and children 5 and under. The same admission fees apply throughout the weekend while LEGO entries are on display.

Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation and two complimentary passes valid for unlimited admission to the Museum for the duration of the LEGO Contest & Exhibit.

Time: 11/8/18 5:00pm - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Jul
31
2018
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Nov
11
2018

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront

DOUGHBOYS AND FLYBOYS WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront Vermont Arts 2018
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November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. The Sheldon Museum has combed its collection and archives along with the help of Addison County private collections to mount an exhibit that features roles played by Vermonters in what was called the “War to End All Wars.” The exhibit concentrates on Vermont’s Addison County residents who were in the service during WWI.

Central to the exhibit are the histories, memorabilia, photographs, and letters of three Middlebury residents: Jacob J. Ross, M.D., who served as Flight Surgeon in France with the 17th Aero Squadron caring for the sick and wounded; Waldo Heinrichs, a pilot with the 95th Aero Squadron, known then as “luckiest man in the war” for surviving two plane crashes and internment in a German hospital; Werner Neuse, a German by birth, who enlisted in the German army as a teenager shortly after his father, Richard Neuse, also a German soldier was killed. Werner Neuse later immigrated to the United State, became a citizen, earned his graduate degrees and joined the faculty of Middlebury College German Department and helped to start the College’s German summer language school. After the war Neuse and Heinrichs lived on the same block of South Street in Middlebury, while Ross established his home and office on College Street.

Their stories and those of others from Addison County are featured in the exhibit, as are colorful recruitment and war advocacy posters from the Sheldon’s Research Center Archives, together with WWI uniforms, helmets, armaments, books, and first-hand accounts.

The exhibit culminates with "In Flanders Field," an eloquent, provocative art installation by internationally-recognized artist Fran Bull of Brandon, Vermont. Based on the WWI poem by Colonel John McCrae, who taught pathology at the University of Vermont’s Medical School before the war, Fran Bull reimagines the verses as visual art. Her points of departure are the skies with singing birds, fields of red poppies and white crosses, and the lamentations of corpses. Larks become bomber planes, crosses and coffins morph into formal grids. Flowers and blood-red rags stand for lost treasures and remembrance.

Time: 7/31/18 10:00am - 11/11/18 5:00pm
Location: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Nov
8
2018
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Nov
11
2018

Lyric Theatre Company presents "Annie the Musical"

Lyric Theatre Company presents "Annie the Musical" Vermont Arts 2018
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Lyric Theatre Company presents Annie the Musical on the Flynn MainStage for six performances November 8-11. A spunky red-headed orphan and her lovable dog Sandy find a forever home with billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in this heartwarming family show. Don’t wait until “Tomorrow” to get your tickets.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$42; student/senior discount at some performances; group rates available. Order online at flynntix.org or call 802-86FLYNN.

Location: Flynn Center MainStage, Burlington
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
12
2018

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN

The Photography of ROBERT COHEN Vermont Arts 2018
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The Photography of Robert Cohen
Exhibition Dates: October 4th through November 12, 2018
Opening Reception: October 4th (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm)

LEONARD ROBERT COHEN

He began his photographic journey in elementary school using an Ansco box camera. His “eye” has evolved considerably since then (along with the camera). He is an inveterate traveler and photographs what appeals to his eye and the moment, from whimsy to abstraction to light to nature.

Time: 10/4/18 5:30pm - 11/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction

Bryan Memorial Gallery 2018 On-line Auction Vermont Arts 2018
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The Bryan Memorial Gallery is excited to once again offer the wildly successful on-line auction through https://www.Biddingowl/BryanMemorialGallery. At the site you will also see that this year a raffel of Julie Baker Albright's Blue Plums in Red Pan is being offerred. Come join the fun and see what wonders may be yours. Bidding ends at 5:00 November17th, at which time winners will be notified.

Time: 10/20/18 10:00am - 11/17/18 5:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
20
2018
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Nov
17
2018

Second Annual On Line Art Auction

Second Annual On Line Art Auction
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Bryan Memorial Gallery announces its Second Annual On Line Auction with over sixty paintings donated. Proceeds benefit our exhibition and education programs. The auction goes live Saturday, October 20th and bidding takes place through Saturday November 17, 2018. The raffle of "Golden Fruit and Flowers, an oil still life painting by Julie Baker Albright of Essex VT is included in the menu of on line choices. The hosting venue, www.biddingowl.com is easy to use, and is a trsted fundraising partner. Bids taken from Saturday, October 20th through Saturday November 17th.

Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Oct
5
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

Now featured at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures” Vermont Arts 2018
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October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s
“Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.

Pioneering in the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, Scherer's collages, both in fabric and paper media, engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.” Scherer has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979, and has been featured in several galleries nationwide including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in NYC.

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works in a variety of media that stimulate both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer.

Time: 10/5/18 5:00pm - 11/18/18 5:00pm
Location: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
Nov
9
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Charles Henry's Final Curtain

Charles Henry's Final Curtain Vermont Arts 2018
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Charles Henry’s Final Curtain is an original Vaudeville show tucked inside a new musical play that celebrates the life and artistry of Vermont’s itinerant painter, playwright, actor and theater artist Charles W. Henry.

In the early 20th century, Henry, accompanied by his wife and children, drove across Vermont in a horse and wagon, producing original Vaudeville shows with accompanying painted theater curtains in local theaters, granges and town halls. All members of his family appeared in the productions making them true family shows. Today, few people remember Vaudeville and even fewer know about Henry’s magnificent theater curtains that are now recognized as national historical treasures and are part of Vermont’s theater heritage. This original musical and Vaudeville show aims to introduce a new generation of audiences to this now-vanished form of entertainment, and in the course of the show audiences will learn about small-town life in pre-World War I Vermont and see on stage some of the finest examples of Charles Henry’s painted theater curtains.

Time: 11/9/18 7:30pm - 11/18/18 8:45pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Oct
13
2018
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Nov
18
2018

Fall Member Show

Fall Member Show Vermont Arts 2018
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Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.

Artwork: Terry Findeisen, "Portrait of a Conversation," watercolor on paper

Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
Aug
24
2018
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Nov
24
2018

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract

Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract
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Artist Ann Young Exhibits at Catamount Annex Gallery

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Ann Young: Autumn Pond Abstract, an exhibition of 39 abstract paintings based on the artist’s observation of the natural world, on view in the Catamount Arts Annex Gallery at the Bread and Butter Café in St. Johnsbury from August 25-November 24, 2018.

Young’s exuberantly colored abstract paintings are enlarged magnified images of common water plants found floating on the surface of May Pond near her home in Barton, Vermont—an artistic celebration of natural color and form. Paddling her kayak, she can see “all of the things that one expects to enjoy on a lovely autumn day. There are the hills, brilliant in their fall colors, the sparkling sky, a loon or maybe two.” But at the shallow end, when the kayak can go no further, Young rejoices in her discovery of water shields (Brasenia scherberi). These small aquatic plants can be found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, but here in Vermont in September and October, they put forth a vivid display of autumn color.

“The leaves are riddled with the trails of leaf miners and spots of decay,” Young writes, which “makes for a stunning array of color and pattern. As I paddle among them, I am dazzled and completely absorbed by the beauty to be found in an unlikely place in an unassuming little plant.” Contemplating every square inch of the surface as a study in abstract pattern and color, Young wondered "who needs art," before realizing that she was the one who needed art as a means “of conveying to other people what I have seen and rejoice in.”

Ann Young is an artist who paints in a variety of styles, but always with plenty of color. A 1969 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Young has taught at Lyndon State College and at the Vermont Clay Center, as well as presented workshops as part of the Vermont Artists in the Public Schools Program. She has exhibited widely—primarily at Soho20 Gallery in New York City, as well as at numerous venues in Vermont including Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury; the Fleming Museum, Burlington; the Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe; River Arts in Morrisville; Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury; T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier; Westbranch Gallery, Stowe; and Whitewater Gallery, East Hardwick. For more information on the artist and her work, see https://www.ann-young.com/about/.

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 is generally open every day from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. For more information, call (802) 748-2600 or visit www.catamountarts.org.

Time: 8/24/18 12:00am - 11/24/18 12:00am
Location: Bread & Butter Cafe, Saint Johnsbury
Sep
7
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Places I Love

Places I Love
Description:

Places I Love is a memoir of paintings and photographs by artist Liz LeServiget. She chronicles her time spent living in Europe and the US in technicolor, including her current home in Montpelier. Artist's reception on Friday, 9/14/18 from 4:30-7 p.m.

Time: 9/7/18 4:30pm - 11/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier
Oct
4
2018
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Nov
30
2018

Moving Still

Moving Still
Description:

Northern Daughters is pleased to present Moving Still, a solo exhibit of new work from Pamela Smith, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, VT.

Smith is a self taught painter based in Bristol, Vermont. She draws from a background in textiles, years of living abroad and studying folk art from around the world, the influence of which is beautifully evident in her work. Smith’s paintings are rich in pattern and floral elements, and exhibit the liberty experienced by an outsider artist who plays with perspectives, dimensions and mediums freely.

On view: October 4th - November 30th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th, 5-8pm

Time: 10/4/18 10:00am - 11/30/18 5:00pm
Location: Northern Daughters, Vergennes
Oct
19
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Show 28

Show 28 Vermont Arts 2018
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SHOW 28 at The Front Gallery Opens Friday, October 19: SHOW 28 opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m.

The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, celebrates the opening of SHOW 28, on Friday, October 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibition, which runs October 19 through December 2, will feature recent work of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists, including our most recent additions to membership. The opening reception is free and open to the public and will feature live music for the evening. The Front is also pleased to announce its new weekend hours; the gallery is now open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - email info@thefrontvt.com. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877. The Front is located 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier, diagonally across and around the corner from the Savoy Theatre.

Time: 10/19/18 4:00pm - 12/2/18 5:00pm
Location: The Front Gallery, Montpelier
Sep
21
2018
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Dec
2
2018

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters

Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters Vermont Arts 2018
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PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES BY ETHAN HUBBARD

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS SEPTEMBER 21 THROUGH DECEMBER 2
For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there.

OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 5:00 PM | RSVP HERE
LIVE STORYTELLING EVENT WITH ETHAN HUBBARD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 7:00 PM

Time: 9/21/18 5:00pm - 12/2/18 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Oct
26
2018
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Dec
14
2018

Winging It

Winging It
Description:

'WINGING IT': Eco-artist Melanie Brotz presents a series of Bird paintings using materials salvaged from the waste stream (aka trash). A Whimsical Owl section rounds out the show.

Discarded "canvases" including windows, mirrors, boards, and picture frames provided

Time: 10/26/18 9:00am - 12/14/18 4:30pm
Location: Montpelier City Hall Gallery, Montpelier
Oct
1
2018
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Dec
16
2018

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia

Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia Vermont Arts 2018
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Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous.
Curated by Dian Parker

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, Chelsea
Nov
9
2018
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Dec
21
2018

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

The Christine Price Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton University will have on display "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" from November 9 through December 21. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The Christine Price Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The art show is not simply an expression of the personal thoughts and emotions of the incarcerated artist, but transcends these in the kind of creative engagement that changes a person’s thinking. This work proves that the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can.

About the Artist:
Phyllis Kornfeld, author and lecturer of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America" and a contributor to Art Education Beyond the Classroom, has been working directly with incarcerated men and women for 35 years —in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, and around the country —providing the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art.

Location: Christine Price Gallery at Castleton University, Castleton
Nov
8
2018
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Dec
23
2018

Gems and Giants

Gems and Giants Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Bryan Memorial Gallery's annual members' exhibit takes on a new aspect this year: SIZE. In a two part Installation, spanning the Main Gallery and the Middle Room, gallery members will submit GEMS and GIANTS. As with Previous GEMS exhibits, these works will be a wonderland of small, affordable, fine artworks for holiday giving. Images will not exceed 8x10, frame included not to exceed 12x14. The GIANTS will be a minimum of 36 inches or more in a single direction. We invite you to come take a trip into the small and the tall.

Time: 11/8/18 11:00am - 12/23/18 4:00pm
Location: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville
Nov
9
2018
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Dec
28
2018

7Women, 7Walls

7Women, 7Walls Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

An artist participating in the upcoming Spotlight Gallery show asked if there was a theme. The answer was "fill your wall with work you love." Seven artists will do just that in 7Women, 7Walls opening Friday, November 9. From fiber arts and collage to encaustic and found objects, the work spans the vast artistic landscape of Vermont.

Work by: 

Mary Admasian
Alisa Dworsky
Karen Henderson
Evie Lovett
Hannah Morris
Janet Van Fleet
Kristen M. Watson

Artists rectption Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 9 - Dec. 28. Gallery Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Calling first is recommended to ensure availability. 

 

Time: 11/9/18 8:30am - 12/28/18 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, 136 State St., Montpelier
Aug
21
2018
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Dec
31
2018

Growing Food, Growing Farmers

Growing Food, Growing Farmers Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Four years ago, Vermont Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos began fieldwork to explore the grass-roots food movement in Vermont. Sharrow described his early meetings with farmers in the Rutland area as revealing “the spokes on a wheel”, with the hub located at Boardman Hill Farm, where Greg and Gay Cox have lived and farmed for more than three decades.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is an intimate look at the expanding community of young farmers in Rutland County and the surrounding area. The exhibit showcases farmers, often with  their families, through large-format photographic portraits by Macaulay Lerman. Sharrow’s metaphor of the “wheel,”a central theme of the exhibit, is conveyed in the form of biographies and audio interview excerpts that complement the portraits of more than a dozen current and former farmers, many of whom trace some aspect of their agricultural trajectory to the Cox’s mentorship and generosity.

Growing Food, Growing Farmers is the product of an ethnographic research approach: making visible the experiences of one community of farmers that exists within the larger network of local food production in Vermont.

OPENING RECEPTION: On September 7, 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.

Time: 8/21/18 10:00am - 12/31/18 5:00pm
Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Oct
30
2018
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Jan
4
2019

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

October 30, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Current Paintings by Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson

Mary McKay Lower will exhibit landscapes and still life paintings. Lower paints what she observes daily, watching familiar surroundings go through seasonal changes.

Elizabeth Nelson will feature painted works from her travels to Iceland.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7:00 pm with music by the Two Thirds as Far duo. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. The Gallery's permanent works also on display.

46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm

Time: 10/30/18 12:00pm - 1/4/19 4:00pm
Location: 46 Barre St, Montpelier
Sep
13
2018
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Jan
7
2019

Altered Spaces Exhibition

Altered Spaces Exhibition Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Altered Spaces Group Exhibition – September 13, 2018 to January 7, 2019

Opening reception: October 6, 2018 at 5:30pm – free and open to the public

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition on the mountain in Stowe for the Fall and early ski season. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection of work - including collage, photography, painting, and multimedia installation in September which will build in layers throughout the Fall - inviting the public to revisit and interact as the exhibition continues. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt and features artists: Paul Gruhler, Dana Heffern, Ric Kasini Kadour, Lydia Kern, Erika Senft Miller, John M. Miller and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa.

Artists in this exhibition are responding to the following curatorial statement:

perspectives shift

thoughts drift

distances lift

colors move - are they right here or off in the distance?

who is the viewer and who is being looked upon?

how can one alter space to break down barriers and biases?

put it up. take it down. what is your ultimate reality?

explore. experiment. respond.

Artists are working with moments of expanded consciousness - from altering the space of the found photograph, to revisiting one’s home area code and finding that those spaces vibrate with memories and new hues of color in the camera. Photographic images are collaged to conjure innovative ideas of the surface of space, with homage to architectural detail, street photography and organic references and materials. Installation works with shapes of animal bones and color to create an altered atmosphere. Paintings vary from sublime journeys in color to working through space with whole-body physical gesture and movement.

Ric Kasini Kadour speaks of his series Portraits on the Arrival “I imagine the men portrayed here on the verge of a new way of thinking and, to commemorate the moment, have their picture taken. The swirl of color conveys the ecstatic joy that comes with new ideas and fresh thinking. This is not typically a moment we commemorate in our culture. Perhaps it should be.” Paul Gruhler’s geometric abstract paintings alter space with intensity and refinement of color. Says Gruhler, “I have endeavored to organize the forms according to shape and proportion while harmonizing the tones of my palette to create a sense of a present moment that is both floating and timeless. Attention to close values and shifts of color develop this harmonic energy.”

For further information on the Altered Spaces exhibition, please call 802.760.4634 or visit sprucepeakarts.org.

Spruce Peak Arts Center hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm, and prior to performances and events.

About The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain. The 420-seat multi-use theatre, which opened in December 2010, offers world-renowned entertainment as well as emerging artists and performers from around the region, state, nation and world.

Location: Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

COLORFUL & CURVACEOUS: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales

Dales began making quilts in 1970 with a focus on geometric patterns, but soon evolved to fluid designs comprised of curved lines and lyrical shapes. When Dales discovered curves, the magic began, and her process now alternates between effortless and complex, utilizing layers of tracing paper to allow for the evolution of her design. For Dales, it is humbling to apply simple tools such as scissors, needle and thread to fabric and have the result be a thing of beauty, an expression of a vision, idea or fantasy. The grace of the curves merges with the richness of the fabric and creates an effect that never ceases to entice and enchant.

Dales has exhibited nationally and been featured in many prestigious museums, collections, and books including: the Clinton Presidential Library, The National Quilt Museum, The Vermont Governor’s Office Gallery, Shelburne Museum, Visions in San Diego, The Renwick Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum, The American Quilter’s Society Show and Museum, as well as been included in the book The 100 Best Quilts of The 20th Century. She has taught workshops in color and design internationally, as well as being a published author of her book on curved-seam piecing, Curves In Motion.

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Nov
1
2018
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Jan
9
2019

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Remembrance by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Join us to welcome and celebrate our two new exhibits on Thursday, November 8th, 5-7pm for a Reception & Artist Talk. Free Admission & Refreshments, Cash Bar. Exhibiting November 1 - January 9

REMEMBRANCE: by Nina Dubois & Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. Athena describes herself as a collector of second hand images – primarily ‘cabinet card’ portrait photography and figure studies from the late 19th – early 20th Century. “My imagination is continuously lured by the mystery of found photographs – ‘instant relatives’ discarded and forgotten in antique stores. It is as if these souls exist in limbo – simultaneously trapped yet saved within photography. By re-inventing the portrait, I aim to disjoint my subjects from an antiquated identity, allowing them to transcend the constraints of time and place.” – Athena Petra Tasiopoulos.

Nina Dubois is an artist, feminist, and educator living in Vermont. Dubois works in assemblage, flash poetry, painting, and collage in an effort to investigate history, text, and place. Real and imagined. Personal and political. “When I make something I am actively exploring issues from media, text, and the constructed environment, especially as it relates to women.”

Time: 11/1/18 9:00am - 1/9/19 4:00pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Sep
15
2018
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Jan
13
2019

New England Now

New England Now
Description:

New England Now, Shelburne Museum’s inaugural exhibition in a curated biennial series featuring contemporary artists organized around thematic subject matters, will be on view from September 15, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

New England Now challenges the notion of the Northeast’s long-accepted stereotype as stagnant and quaint, and instead plumbs its evolving identities and complex beauty. Building upon scholarship on the visual construction of the region, this exhibition explores the contemporary landscape, capturing the changing environment. From disintegrating historic buildings and disappearing “virgin” land, New England Now reveals our evolving landscape.

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human

Pauline Jennings: Becoming Human
Description:

Becoming Human is an intermedia exhibition seeking to identify and dissolve barriers between human and wild in the Anthropocene. In the three-channel video and sound installation The Air Connects Us, two dancers can be followed as they navigate Shanghai’s bustling streets, urban forests and massive industrial sites in search of connections to wild. During the exhibit, Jennings will present a live duet, Sea Inside Our Skin, rooted in the Chinese maxim “飲水思源 (drink the water, remember its source). This duet invites the audience to witness how breath and water nourishes, propels and changes us from within. Project VT: Pauline Jennings' Becoming Human was directed by Double Vision choreographer and co-Artistic Director Pauline Jennings. Becoming Human is a collaboration with Double Vision’s Calvin Aham and Joshua Lacourse (movement), Sean Clute (music composition), Jessica Gomula (video direction), Allen Hahn (cinematography), Jack B. Du (photography) and Amy Nielson (costume consulting).

Project Vermont is a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

“Sea Inside Our Skin” was made possible in part with a research and development residency and support by Vermont Performance Lab with support from the Vermont Community Foundation.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Oct
19
2018
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Feb
9
2019

Tectonic Industries

Tectonic Industries
Description:

Tectonic Industries is a collaborative art partnership based in Portland, Maine, comprised of Danish artist, Lars Boye Jerlach, and British artist, Helen Stringfellow. Through sculpture, wall mounted instructional videos, physical surveys, and interactive activities that engage visitors, Tectonic Industries examine the artifice inherent within the creation of the modern myths and belief systems in popular culture. In Dreams Can Come True, the artists present a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams.” Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build/leave in the gallery. Interactive and engaging, while balancing wry amusement with philosophical reflection, Dreams Can Come True, explores the impossibility of our collective, endless search for concrete answers and endeavor for self-improvement.

Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington