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Arts Calendar: Statewide

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Sep
18
2019
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Oct
31
2019

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

Pollinate This! : art inspiring seeds of conservation

We wander in gardens, foster habitats, explore ecosystems. Life buzzes, entwines, fosters, interacts—one species to another and another and another. Birds and insects and plants thrive together.

How can art explore, examine, and express pollination—metaphorical and otherwise? Experience how Vermont artists and photographers approach and imagine this essential process. Show runs through October.

Included with Museum Admission
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow road
Huntington, Vermont 05462


Image: detail of bas-relief carving "Honeybees and Black-eyes Susans" by BJ Gray

Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington

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

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

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

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

May
11
2019
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Dec
1
2019

Malcolm Morley

Malcolm Morley

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by British-born American artist Malcolm Morley at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Hailed internationally as a pioneering figure of his generation, Morley was a founder of Super-Realism, which developed as a counterpoint to Pop Art in the 1960s. He is also remembered as an artist who deliberately broke away from the stylistic innovations which brought him this initial fame. Over a career spanning sixty years, Morley’s practice continually evolved, his paintings becoming ever more colorful, expressive and distinctive. This exhibition includes approximately 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper created between 1964 and 2016 from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

5/11/19 11:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation, Reading

May
11
2019
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Dec
1
2019

Made in Vermont

Made in Vermont

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Arista Alanis, Steve Budington, Clark Derbes, Jason Galligan-Baldwin and Sarah Letteney, this show spotlights artists who live and work in Vermont. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.

5/11/19 11:00am - 12/1/19 4:00pm

Hall Art Foundation, Reading

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

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

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Jun
22
2019
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Oct
20
2019

William Wegman: Outside In

William Wegman: Outside In

Shelburne Museum is proud to present William Wegman: Outside In, a comprehensive exhibition exploring over four decades of the renowned artist’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. This poignant exhibition is drawn from the artist’s collection and showcases over 60 works of art in a variety of media.

In addition to a selection of 20 x 24 Polaroid photographs with his beloved Weimaraners, for which he is so well known, William Wegman: Outside In also features portfolio pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawings, and his most recent postcard paintings, including two new works inspired by archival postcards of Shelburne Museum.

Organized by the William Wegman Studio and Shelburne Museum’s assistant curator, Carolyn Bauer.

6/22/19 6:00pm - 10/20/19 11:59pm

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Aug
17
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives

Opening Reception: August 17 from 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition on view: August 17-October 20, 2019
Guest Curator: Ric Kasini Kadour

Monoprints of yarn balls, lush fantastical landscapes, and deep, colorful abstracts: These are just some of the art viewers will encounter in this exhibition. But far from being a simple exhibition of Vermont art or Vermont artists, curator Ric Kasini Kadour invites the viewer to consider art from a regionalist perspective and how doing so impacts the viewer’s experience of art. Using the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s permanent collection as a point of departure, this exhibition will be an opportunity to consider contemporary American regionalism and the role art plays in society. A series of talks and a printed catalog will further elaborate on these themes.

Featured artists: Carol MacDonald, David Brewster, Denis Versweyveld, Dianne Schullenberger, Gabriel Tempesta, Galen Cheney, James Secor, JoAnne Carson, Judith Rey, Wendy Copp and Wylie Garcia.

Image: Wendy Copp, Ancestor

8/17/19 10:00am - 10/20/19 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Aug
27
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Visual Splendor of Northern India. Photographs by Amy Davenport

Visual Splendor of Northern India. Photographs by Amy Davenport

n November of 2018, Amy Davenport traveled for the first time in northern India, specifically to what is known as “the golden triangle” formed by Dehli, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur. I was told that India would overwhelm my senses, but even so I was not prepared for the visual splendor I found there. The colors were dazzling. The architecture was unlike anything
I had ever seen or experienced before. Attempting to capture as much of that beauty as I could with my camera quickly became an obsession. I was fascinated by the history – the
Mughal Emperors in Dehli and Agra, and the Maharajas in Rajasthan who built such stunning palaces, forts, mosques and tombs. For centuries, Muslims and Hindi were able to live peacefully in the Mughal Empire. Religious tolerance was considered a virtue. Within certain parameters, the art forms of the two cultures borrowed from one another, thereby enriching the beauty that each produced.

My photographs are divided into four groups: Architecture, the Taj Mahal, Women of India and a broad category I simply call Street Life. The captions shown with each group share more detailed information including location and what I observed and experienced. These photographs were taken with either my Panasonic Lumix or my 8s Plus iPhone. Had I known, or even imagined, the visual experience that was about to overwhelm me, I would have ignored the urge to pack light and included my Nikon…but hindsight is 20/20. I am, at best, an amateur photographer – someone who has always loved taking photographs but had no time to get serious about it until I retired from a 35-year career in the law.

8/27/19 9:00am - 10/20/19 12:00pm

THE GALLERY at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin

Oct
3
2019
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Oct
20
2019

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Lost Nation Theater closes its 2019 Season at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center with Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Thursdays – Sundays October 3 – 20, 2019. Curtain time: 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2pm Sundays

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ranks among her very best works. Bold, surprising, boisterous, hilarious and timely, this rollicking modern stage adaptation by Kate Hamill explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life.

The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from, and the constrictions of, society. Follow the trials and travails of Lizzy, Darcy, and the wonderfully idiosyncratic Bennet clan!

Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, so full of life, or so fun as it does in this effervescent, riotous adaptation.

“An Unconditional Delight” - NY Times

10/3/19 7:30pm - 10/20/19 9:00pm

Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier