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Arts Calendar: Statewide

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Sep
3
2019
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Nov
1
2019

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to November 1st, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public.

Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. In her current work, she uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting. They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, a sense of time, and an accidental quality, which is beautiful and compelling.

Cheney’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and China, and recent recognition includes a grant from Mass MoCA, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in Painting.

Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. While painting, O’Brien refers to photographs she has taken that document her daily environment and travels. She works to recall the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of the light, the temperature and mood of the day, and then paints accordingly. Time elapses between the moment the photograph is taken and the making of a painting, to create gaps in memory that allow her to improvise with color and marks.

O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including recent solo exhibition at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.

9/3/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Oct
1
2019
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Nov
1
2019

Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media.

Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us

10/1/19 12:00pm - 11/1/19 4:00pm

T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Rock Solid XIX

Rock Solid XIX

Rock Solid XIX
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblage by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. On display in the Main gallery. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite (for a map and slide show, visit [studioplacearts.com]). 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
Installations made from tautly strung thread and string that explore scale differences in small and large configurations. Tuyen is the recipient of the 2018-19 SPA Studio Residency Program. On display in the 2nd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Sep
17
2019
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Nov
2
2019

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle

Humanity – No Fear of the Other and the Good Life
Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle
September 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30PM
On display in the 3rd floor gallery. 201 N. Main St. Barre, VT. 802-479-7069. www.studioplacearts.com

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Oct
4
2019
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Nov
3
2019

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

The International Collage Exchange Exhibit and Vermont Feministe Exhibits

This 20th annual ICE exhibit features 76 artists from around the globe, the U.S. and Canada. The show is a visual feast, chock full of compelling imagery skillfully crafted with found papers, ephemera and objects, painting, drawing and digital pictures. The artists explore the surreal, the sublime, the humorous, the nostalgic and cerebral and several artists have written their personal stories on the back of their collage. These stories add perspective, emotion and understanding to their artwork. Running in tandem to ICE is the Vermont Feministe Exhibit featuring collages by Heidi Smith, Jane Davies, Nina DuBois and Athena Tasiopolis. Each artist offers a unique take on the female experience, their visceral, emotional, psychological and spiritual observations, occurrences and memories are explored and revealed through the language of collage. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm in conjunction with PLATFORM VT! ART, FASHION, LIVE MEDIA PERFORMANCE.

10/4/19 7:00pm - 11/3/19 7:00pm

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill 145 East Main Street, Poultney

Oct
16
2019
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Nov
3
2019

Jordan

Jordan

A woman’s world is turned upside down when she discovers that a hacker has invaded her online life. The mysterious presence, however, doesn’t seem interested in her money or her data but something much more elusive. Jordan asks its audience to examine how much we give away online and what we risk in our new age of information and technology. This hauntingly relevant world premiere comes to us from playwright Brenda Withers, Huntington Theater Playwriting Fellow and co-creator of the New York hit Matt & Ben.

10/16/19 7:30pm - 11/3/19 9:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Sep
20
2019
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Nov
9
2019

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings

Greek artist Vasilis Zografos’ new body of paintings reveals the medium’s enduring relevance in today’s digital image culture by examining the tension between memorialization and design, commemoration and utility, reflection and affordance, in a series of oils on paper that draw upon an archaeological rather than a Modernist tradition.

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
20
2019
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Nov
9
2019

Unbroken Current

Unbroken Current

The work in Unbroken Current investigates cultural and personal identity, social justice, and history through the lens of photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Artists include: Mildred Beltre, Sanford Biggers, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rashid Johnson, Harlan Mack, and Carrie Mae Weems. See website for details and events: helenday.com

9/20/19 5:00pm - 11/9/19 11:59pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Sep
25
2019
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Nov
22
2019

Mountain Air Exhibition

Mountain Air Exhibition

The gallery at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center features a group exhibition in celebration of the mountain landscape for the Fall Season. The exhibition opens in collaboration with Stowe Mountain Film Festival, presented by Acabay, in partnership with the VT Ski & Snowboard Museum, on October 25th and October 26th. The collection includes painting, sculpture and photography. The exhibition is created by Kelly Holt, Spruce Peak Arts Curator, and features the work of Vermont artists: Arista Alanis, Mary Brevda, Rory Jackson, Joseph Salerno and Homer Wells.
There will be an exhibition reception on Friday, October 26th from 5:00 - 6:30pm, on the opening night of Stowe Mountain Film Festival.

Artists are responding to physicality of mountains, from our local Green Mountain ridgelines to the awe-inspiring mountains of Patagonia. Working in varied mediums, the pieces capture essence of the landscape - often emotional, spiritual and studied.

Painter Rory Jackson divides his time between the coastal region of Cape Three Points in Ghana and Lincoln Gap, Vermont. Of his oils in the exhibit on both linen and canvas, He writes:

As a Vermonter, the Mountain air has a sensory effect like none other, it is home. It is the clean breath that sweeps through the lungs of the hillside. It carries in it all the pollen and scents of the flowering, sprouting and decaying plants, and still maintains always to remain fresh In constancy the Mountains evoke an awe in their bold presence and unconquerable royalty, as the air sings of that awe as it moves in their midst. - Rory Jackson

Both Ridgeline Series and Woods Edge Series by plein air painter Joseph Salerno are featured in the exhibition - presented as a horizontal vista of both intricate relationships of form and abstracted tones of light and dark, all celebrating favorite tree line settings near his home studio in Johnson, Vermont. Arista Alanis’ vibrant expressionistic paintings move back and forth between figurative landscape and abstraction. Of her oils and mixed media paintings, the artist explains, “The artwork is not about specific places, but about significant moments that ignite a feeling of being alive in the space.”

Partners in life, travel and art from Vermont to Patagonia, Mary Brevda (photographer) and Homer Wells (sculptor, painter, inventor), capture the landscape in complimentary ways with dynamic perspectives, dramatic lighting, and etched aluminum pieces. Both artists are largely self-taught and always experimenting.

For further information on the Mountain Air group exhibitions, please call the gallery at 802-760-4634, email Kelly Holt (kholt@sprucepeakarts.com), or visit SprucePeakArts.com.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Gallery hours:
Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, and one hour prior to performances and events

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Sep
27
2019
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Nov
23
2019

Uncharted

Uncharted

Join us at The Garage Cultural Center for an exhibit of artwork by Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller. After a lifetime investigating, Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller are each in own their unique way, leaping off the mountain of experience to UnCharted waters. Challenging materials, subject matter and presentation. Deep breath - Jump!

Exhibit runs through November 22, 2019

Opening Reception September 27, 2019 from 4-7pm

9/27/19 4:00pm - 11/23/19 5:00pm

The Garage Cultural Center, Montpelier

Oct
4
2019
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Nov
30
2019

Show 35

Show 35

The Front presents SHOW 35, running October 4 through November 30. Join us for the opening reception on October 4, 4-8 pm. Free and open to the public—join us for live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery! The gallery is 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.

Image: BAND, 2019 by Kate Burnim

10/4/19 4:00pm - 11/30/19 5:00pm

The Front Gallery, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier

Oct
4
2019
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Dec
1
2019

"Textures" A Group Art Show

"Textures" A Group Art Show

The Beyond Gallery presents, "Textures" A Group Art Show featuring 19 artists.
Gallery Hours:
Friday 4PM-8PM
Saturday 10AM - 8PM
Sunday 12PM-4PM

10/4/19 4:00pm - 12/1/19 4:00pm

437 Main St., Bennington

Sep
3
2019
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Dec
8
2019

MuseumLab

MuseumLab

For this experiment in interdisciplinary learning, professors from across Middlebury’s curriculum have selected a diverse array of pieces from the museum’s collection. Visitors are invited to observe the reactions sparked when our “teaching laboratory” displays art supporting courses in religion, neuroscience, gender studies, political science, environmental studies, art history, biochemistry, and more.

9/3/19 10:00am - 12/8/19 5:00pm

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery, Middlebury

Sep
28
2019
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Dec
20
2019

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Breathe the Wind: Kate Emlen Paintings

Wind swept skies and rocky shores, light dappled woods and shimmering water – Kate Emlen’s paintings explore the power and mystery of the natural world. Imagery shifts between disintegration and integration through the use of light and shadow, color and form. Emlen’s small gouaches on paper and large oil paintings on panel and linen are included in the exhibition.

9/28/19 5:00pm - 12/20/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Oct
1
2019
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Dec
27
2019

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

'The View From Here' by Jennifer Hubbard

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Jennifer Hubbard’s oil paintings feature scenes from Lamoille and Orleans counties, and capture barns and agricultural subjects in the vivid illumination of late afternoon light. In some paintings, she tweaks her color palette to add a contemporary, surreal twist on traditional rural landscape painting. The resulting paintings merge realistic, recognizable scenes with a touch of painterly abstraction. Jennifer Hubbard grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied painting and drawing at the Mitchell School of Fine Arts, and Maryland Institute, College of Art. She moved to Vermont in 2009.

“My work has always been primarily focussed on portraiture. When I moved to Vermont, where the landscape is such a powerful influence on daily life, I decided to move my subjects outside, into the environment. I was interested in capturing the interaction between people and the outdoors, particularly as the seasons change.” Hubbard gradually started replacing figures with barns and other architectural elements. The resulting paintings bring to mind both Impressionism and Photorealism, and offer a contemporary perspective of the people and landscapes of Vermont.

www.jenniferhubbardfineart.com

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
1
2019
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Dec
27
2019

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Heartbeet Lifesharing Fiber Arts Exhibit

Reception & Artist Talk Thursday November 14, 5-7pm. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.

Heartbeet is a vibrant lifesharing community in Hardwick and Craftsbury that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Community members live and work together in beautiful extended family households in a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop his or her unique ability and potential. The art shown is a collaboration between the fiber art creators and therapeutic woodworking studio. After the wool feltings are made the pieces are then hand framed by Heartbeet craftsmen with timber from their land. 11 artists are represented in the group show, with pieces entitled Tree Spirit, The Shepherd, Lonely Landscape, Moonrise and more.

10/1/19 9:00am - 12/27/19 4:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

Oct
3
2019
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Dec
27
2019

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

Rogue Cloth Work - works by Janie Cohen

The artist’s body of work combines and transforms hand-stitched pieces of old cloth into new contexts-- with some inspired by their histories, and others by formal concerns or visual associations. Rogue Cloth Work presents textile assemblages created by Cohen over many years—and each tells a compelling story.

Opening Reception October 10, 4:30-7:00 PM
Montpelier Art Walk December 6, 4:00-7:00 PM

10/3/19 8:00am - 12/27/19 4:30pm

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

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)

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.

Museum of Everyday Life, Glover

Sep
14
2019
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Jan
12
2020

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Joel D. Barber, Swan, Havre de Grace, 1950. Watercolor and ink on paper, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, gift of J. Watson, Jr., Harry H., and Samuel B. Webb. 1952-192.388. Photography by Andy Duback.

This monographic exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952). Featuring more than 100 decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors from Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection and archives, the exhibition will be organized into five thematic sections. The first section explores Barber’s introduction to the world of wildfowl decoys and his early collecting years. The next section focuses on the Art Deco-inspired watercolors he used to illustrate his groundbreaking first book Wild Fowl Decoys published in 1934. The third section chronicles his various attempts at trying to design the perfect “Modern” decoy, amalgams based on historical precedents found in his collection. The fourth section examines the numerous ways Barber exhibited his collection publicly to shine a spotlight on decoys, including: duck shows, art exhibitions, and the establishment of the world’s first decoy museum in 1947. Using existing watercolor portraits and measured drawings, the fifth and final section pieces together Barber’s unfinished second book The Decoys of North America, an ambitious project that consumed the final three years of his life.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Sep
6
2019
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Feb
6
2020

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

Alchemy—Metal,Mystery & Magic—The Art of Transformation

The show’s intention is to fire up the imagination by displaying whimsical, powerful and haunting sculptures and paintings featuring the alchemy of turning metal into art. The eight artists in the exhibition wow us with their imagination and skill, says Nina Jamison, Director of Exhibitions. They include: Jeanne Carbonetti, Chester, VT; Sabrina Fadial, Barre, VT; Alexandra Heller, Morrisville, VT; Peter Heller (deceased); Pat Musick, Manchester, VT; Dan O’Donnell, Springfield, VT; Gerald Stoner, Underhill, VT; Johnny Swing, Brookline, VT. With a soaring 25-foot ceiling and clerestory windows, the 150-foot-long by 45-foot-wide world- class public art space is unique in the region and accommodates and compliments very large artwork and sculpture. Springfield Regional Development
Corporation sponsors the exhibits at the Great Hall.

9/6/19 5:30pm - 2/6/20 5:00pm

Great Hall, 100 River Street, Springfield

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Oct
17
2019
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Oct
19
2019

Vermont Vaudeville presents: That's Impossible!

Vermont Vaudeville presents: That's Impossible!

HARDWICK, VT – Top-quality, live entertainment, in a renovated historic theater, featuring local and international performers, accessible for all Vermonters? That’s impossible! And yet, that’s just what Vermont Vaudeville has been doing for the last decade. Their fall show, “That’s Impossible!”, brings internationally touring artists to the stage, as well as new material from the core cast of resident Vermonters. Their blend of comedy, music, and circus earned them the 2018 Seven Daysies Award for Best Comedy Troupe.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 17-19, and 2 p.m. for the Saturday Matinee, October 19. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at www.VermontVaudeville.com.
“That’s Impossible!” features Pogo Fred, an extreme pogo artist who holds multiple Guinness World Records and is regarded as one of the best jumpers on the planet. He can perform 17 consecutive backflips, jump a car, and balance a checkbook while bouncing ten feet in the air.
Illusionist Billy Kidd performs on stages all over the globe. She has been featured on numerous television shows including CW’s “Masters of Illusions”, Syfy’s “Wizard Wars with Penn & Teller”, and hosted Discovery Channels’ “Breaking Magic” series. Her never-before-seen illusions will make your brain hurt.
Both guest performers are making their Vermont debut at the majestic Hardwick Town House, a historic opera house in downtown Hardwick. This community-supported building has undergone extensive renovations and is one of the NEK’s most beautiful and exciting venues for live theater.
“That’s Impossible!” also features Vermont Vaudeville’s core cast and house band, as well as impossibly delicious refreshments by Red Sky Trading of Glover, VT. PapaGyros food truck will be serving gyros and falafel on the Town House lawn starting 2 hours before showtime.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children under 12, with special discounts for the matinee and Thursday show. Regular fans know that Vaudeville tickets often sell out before opening night. Advance tickets are available at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and online at VermontVaudeville.com.

10/17/19 7:30pm - 10/19/19 9:30pm

The Hardwick Town House, Hardwick

Oct
19
2019

Mother the Moon by Tiny Hero Tales and No Strings Marionettes

Mother the Moon by Tiny Hero Tales and No Strings Marionettes

Prepare for blast-off as we follow Tiny's magical adventure to the moon with the help of her dear friend, Luna-Moth. Mother the Moon marks the beginning of an exciting new collaboration between Tiny Hero Tales and famed puppeteers, No Strings Marionette Co., with enchanting hand-drawn storybook sets and a brand new family of beautifully crafted marionettes. Will Tiny discover her true purpose as the secrets of the universe are revealed?

This family event is a preview of a longer work that will be performed in the spring. Each performance is 20 minutes long. Two performances are scheduled for Saturday, October 19th: the first at 10:00 am and the second at 11:30am.

Mother the Moon is free of charge and appropriate for children aged 4 and up.

10/19/19 10:00am - 12:00pm

Catamount Arts Cabaret Room, Saint Johnsbury