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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Jun
12
2019

MIDDLE SCHOOL - STAGE COMBAT

MIDDLE SCHOOL - STAGE COMBAT
Description:

STAGE COMBAT - THE BATTLE & THE FALL for Middle School students.
Acting The Fight Workshops w/ Dan Renkin, Broadway Fight Choreographer

Dan Renkin is currently performing in Lost Nation Theater's production of THE HISTORY OF COMEDY (Abridged!) running thru Sunday June 16th at Montpelier's Performing Arts Center.

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THE BATTLE AND THE FALL - for Middle-Schoolers!

1 90-minute session of Hand to Hand battle, comic pratfalls, storytelling without text, and tricks of the trade

4-5:30pm Wed June 12

Get Details and Enroll: www.lostnationtheater.org; 802-229-0492

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ARMED & UN-ARMED COMBAT -- ages 14 to adult.

Two 2-hour sessions – one with weapons, and one unarmed. Take One or Both!

11am-1pm Sat June 8 and 15.

An actor-oriented approach to stage violence that stresses collaboration, character and story-telling, with safety and tricks of-the-trade!

DRAMA TEACHERS! Features conversation & coaching w/ Dan 1 hour prior to each session and followed by 30-minute Q&A.

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Time: 6/12/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: LOST NATION THEATER, Montpelier
Jun
12
2019

Mid-Week Movie: The Princess Bride

Mid-Week Movie: The Princess Bride
Description:

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience.

Rated PG

Tickets are $5, kids 12 and under are free.

Time: 6/12/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Apr
29
2019
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Jun
14
2019

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch
Description:

Catamount Arts is pleased to present Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch, an exhibition of sculpture and works on paper on view in the Fried Family Gallery from April 27-June 14, 2019. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 4-5:30 pm, with remarks by the artist at 5 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Debra Weisberg: Drawn to Touch is an exhibition showcases the artist’s fascination with exploratory drawing as the basis for work that invokes a sense of touch. Using tape, fiber, fiberglass mesh, and hydrostone, she creates installations and stand-alone pieces that act both in collaboration and resistance to material. “All of my work is rooted in drawing,” Weisberg observes. It is her desire to establish sensory awareness of spatial relationships between the human body and material, one that is “dynamic, improvisational, and mutable.”

A native of Philadelphia, Debra Weisberg graduated from the Tyler School of Art and currently lives and works in the Boston area. Known both nationally and internationally for large installations and smaller works that explore drawing in physical terms, she has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; the East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art in New York; and in numerous venues in the Boston area, including the Art Complex Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, Danforth Art, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Gallery Kayafas, Lesley University, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Time: 4/29/19 11:00am - 6/14/19 8:00pm
Location: Catamount Arts, Saint Johnsbury
Jun
8
2019
– THRU –
Jun
15
2019

ACTING THE FIGHT WORKSHOPS

ACTING THE FIGHT WORKSHOPS
Description:

Acting The Fight Workshops w/ Dan Renkin, Broadway Fight Choreographer

Dan Renkin is currently performing in Lost Nation Theater's production of THE HISTORY OF COMEDY (Abridged!) running thru Sunday June 16th at Montpelier's Performing Arts Center.

====================================

ARMED & UN-ARMED COMBAT -- ages 14 to adult.

Two 2-hour sessions – one with weapons, and one unarmed. Take One or Both!

11am-1pm Sat June 8 and 15.

An actor-oriented approach to stage violence that stresses collaboration, character and story-telling, with safety and tricks of-the-trade!

DRAMA TEACHERS! Features conversation & coaching w/ Dan 1 hour prior to each session and followed by 30-minute Q&A.


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THE BATTLE AND THE FALL - for Middle-Schoolers!

1 90-minute session of Hand to Hand battle, comic pratfalls, storytelling without text, and tricks of the trade

4-5:30pm Wed June 12

Get Details and Enroll: www.lostnationtheater.org; 802-229-0492

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Time: 6/8/19 11:00am - 6/15/19 1:00pm
Location: LOST NATION THEATER, Montpelier
May
15
2019
– THRU –
Jun
15
2019

Listen to the Wind

Listen to the Wind
Description:

Charles Norris-Brown, solo show, exhibiting original illustrations from his children's book Did Tiger Take the Rain?, originally published by Green Writers Press and now being offered as open source through Pratham Books of India plus illustration studies from his graphic novel in progress. Plus framed watercolors and float framed ink drawings on board.

Time: 5/15/19 11:00am - 6/15/19 5:00pm
Location: Canal Street Art Gallery, Bellows Falls
Apr
22
2019
– THRU –
Jun
15
2019

All You See Is Glory; Big Stars and Maritime Moments photographs by Peter Cunningham

All You See Is Glory; Big Stars and Maritime Moments photographs by Peter Cunningham
Description:

Rock n’ roll stars are paired with island photographs from Peter Cunningham’s life on Grand Manan Island in the Canadian Bay of Fundy. “Everywhere we turn, life we’ve known is disappearing before our eyes,” Cunningham said. “Whether it’s trust, values, common sense, or simply home grown vegetables, we feel familiar worlds slipping away.” In time, this island and these big stars will fade away, but Peter Cunningham’s powerful photographs have captured their beauty and glory for all time.

Peter Cunningham's work has been exhibited in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, and Berlin. He teaches “Photography as Zen Practice” in the U.S. and China, and is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are We There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and Time.” Cunningham’s teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, improvisational dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, and singer-songwriter Janis Ian.

Location: White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
May
8
2019
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Jun
23
2019

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail
Description:

The shows will run from May 8 – June 23, 2019 with an opening reception for both on Saturday, May 11 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of photography by Cathy Cone.

Time: 5/8/19 10:00am - 6/23/19 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St., Rochester
May
8
2019
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Jun
23
2019

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage
Description:

The show will run from May 8 – June 23, 2019 with an opening reception for on Saturday, May 11 from 3-5pm. Exhibition of mixed-media paintings by outsider artist, Jason Horwitz.

Time: 5/8/19 10:00am - 6/23/19 5:00pm
Location: BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main Street, Rochester
Jun
7
2019
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Jun
23
2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Red

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents: Red
Description:

Playwright John Logan's Tony Award winning Best Play, "Red", opens with master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko having just launched the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also be his undoing. The New York Times called the play: "Intense and exciting." the New Yorker: "smart. eloquent entertainment." The play will feature long time Oldcastle favorite Peter Langstaff who recently was in the Capital Rep production of "Shakespeare in Love" in Albany, and Brendan McGrady who made his Oldcastle debut in last season's "Long Days' Journey into Night." A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, McGrady recently appeared at Luna Stage Company, and with the Park Avenue Players.

Location: 331 Main St, Bennington
May
3
2019
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Jun
25
2019

The Art of Wood Exhibit at Brandon Artists Guild

The Art of Wood Exhibit at Brandon Artists Guild
Description:

"The Art of Wood" is the theme for this exhibit of member artists' works celebrating the Brandon Artists Guild's 20th anniversary. Artists will interpret the theme across all media, including fabric, ceramic, glass, paint -- and wood. Free opening reception Friday May 3 from 5pm to 7pm. Exhibit runs through June 25. Information: 802 247-4956

Time: 5/3/19 5:00pm - 6/25/19 5:00pm
Location: Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St., Brandon
Jun
4
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Michael Strauss - The Magic of Seeing

Michael Strauss - The Magic of Seeing
Description:

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce The Magic of Seeing – Inside and Outside of the Frame, Exploring the Illusion of Light, Space, Form and in Landscape Painting an exhibit featuring acrylic and ink paintings by Michael Strauss.

Reception and Artist Talk: The opening reception will take place on June 6th, from 4 – 9pm with an artist talk as 6pm. All shows are free and open to the public. The reception will coincide with Montpelier Alives’ ArtsFest and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) conference as well as the Center for Arts and Learning Open Studios.

Michael Strauss is currently an emeritus professor at the University of Vermont (UVM). He taught college level chemistry at UVM from 1968 to 2003, and then went on to teach drawing there for over a decade. He is a prolific author and has published many articles and books about the process of drawing and revision. Strauss considers drawing and painting forms of visual reasoning, powerful ways of learning about the world.

“For me, drawings of molecules, especially very complicated molecules, can be as elegant and meaningful as a Rembrant landscape” - The Mind At Hand - Michael Strauss

Time: 6/4/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00am
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
30
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

Awakenings - Current Work By Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin
Description:

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce Awakenings; an exhibit featuring current work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. The T.W. Wood Gallery is honored to have their work at the gallery.

Through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life, Kate Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing. Working in the alla prima tradition, she paints directly from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and depth in my paintings. With still life, Longmaid is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life.

Tom Merwin's painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Traveling the trails through the Kittatiny, Catskill and Green Mountains have been a continued influence and resource for Merwin. Exploring the waterfalls and sketching them on site with sumi ink and rice paper, or recreating the strata of a mountain or cliff face using layering of media, allows him to use the images as notes or tones and leave their literal meaning behind.

Time: 4/30/19 12:00pm - 6/28/19 4:00pm
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier
Apr
2
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment - Mixed media work by Janet Van Fleet
Description:

Vanishment, new work featured by Vermont artist Janet Van Fleet, will be on view at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery from April 2 through June 28, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 4, 4-7 PM. The exhibit explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, materials that Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of work.

Time: 4/2/19 8:00am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier
May
3
2019
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Jun
28
2019

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture

Almost Forgotten: Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture
Description:

In paintings and works on paper, artists Kate Burnim and Daryl Burtnett notice the spaces and moments that are woven into the everyday landscape and human experience. Their work ranges from loosely representative to abstract, with attention to impermanence and the scarred and weathered surface. Receptions on Friday, May 3, and Thursday, June 6, 4-7 p.m.

Time: 5/3/19 8:30am - 6/28/19 4:30pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier
Jun
7
2019
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Jun
29
2019

In-Sight Photography Annual Student Exhibition

In-Sight Photography Annual Student Exhibition
Description:

Stop by In-Sight Photography Project for the opening night of our Student Annual Exhibition during Brattleboro Gallery Walk. Art will be displayed all month in the tiny gallery. Come support our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 participants and all of the great work they have been creating!

Time: 6/7/19 5:30pm - 6/29/19 5:00pm
Location: 183 Main Street, Ste. 3, Brattleboro
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form
Description:

Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing series of hanging scrolls recently shown in Budapest. On display in the third-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles
Description:

Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. An exhibition of her work will be on display in the second-floor gallery at Studio Place Arts.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
14
2019
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Jun
29
2019

Fault Lines

Fault Lines
Description:

Fault Lines: May 14 – June 29, 2019 at Studio Place Arts

Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy.

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 16, 5:30-7:30PM
Contact SPA for more info: 802-479-7069 or visit: www.studioplacearts.com

Location: Studio Place Arts, Barre
May
18
2019
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Jun
30
2019

The Vermont Watercolor Society Does Wildlife!

The Vermont Watercolor Society Does Wildlife!
Description:

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 12-5pm.

The opening reception is May 18th from 2:00-4:00

Location: Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester
Feb
15
2019
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Jun
30
2019

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Description:

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Photographs by Federico Pardo / Interviews Vermont Folklife Center
On display through Summer 2019

Ice Shanties is an exhibition about the structures, people and culture of ice fishing seen through the lens of Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo. Pardo’s large format color photographs of ice shanties at “The Meadows” in Brattleboro, Vermont are paired with audio reflections from the shanty owners drawn from interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.

While Pardo’s shanty portraits provide a window into the material culture of ice fishing, the shanty owner interviews are an opportunity to engage with the human side—the personal, familial and recreational culture—of this winter activity.

For more information visit: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/exhibits-feed/iceshanties

Location: Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
Apr
29
2019
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Jul
10
2019

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young

Sunshine & Shadow by Ann Young
Description:


April 29-July 10, 2019
Artist Reception Thursday, May 23, 5-7pm

Ann Young’s interest lies in realism, especially of people, fascinated by the almost limitless variations afforded by the human condition and the same basic emotions shared by humanity. Rather than light and dark in a literal sense, these paintings consider the good and bad sides of human nature. People rain down terror and destruction on one another and at the same time are loving and considerate. Young explains, “This collection tries to sort things out, the good and bad that resides in all people, including myself.”

Young was raised in Illinois and Nebraska but has lived her adult life in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. From her first job illustrating the varmints of the Nebraska plains, through her stint as an illustrator for The Center For Northern Studies, to her abstract closeups of pond vegetation and the shells of crustaceans, she has looked to nature for inspiration. She spent years in a fruitful career making miniature animal and figure porcelain figurines for the wholesale craft market. An interest in large wooden sculpture occupied several years culminating in large scale gallery installations, combining the large cedar sculptures with the miniature porcelain figures. Young now devotes all her time with studies of people, in portrait and social interactions, enjoying the exquisite hues and textures which oil on canvas allows.

Time: 4/29/19 9:00am - 7/10/19 11:59pm
Location: River Arts, Morrisville
Jun
8
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit
Description:

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

Time: 6/8/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 8:00pm
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro
Jun
9
2019
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Aug
4
2019

Within Sight/With Insight

Within Sight/With Insight
Description:

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

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

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

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

Time: 6/9/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm
Location: West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe
Apr
15
2019
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Oct
25
2019

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

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

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

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

Location: Vermont History Center, Barre
May
1
2019
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Oct
31
2019

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

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

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

Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne
Jun
1
2019
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Dec
31
2019

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

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

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

Location: Museum of Everyday Life, Glover