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Arts Calendar: Statewide

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Region

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Friday, October 25, 2019
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 26, 2019
Oct
25
2019
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Oct
26
2019

Stowe Mountain Film Festival

Stowe Mountain Film Festival

Join us for inspiring documentary short films in the broad categories of adventure, sports, environment and culture, which reflect the interests of the Stowe community spirit, and celebrates local adventure and adventurers! Stowe Mountain Film Festival is presented in partnership with the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.

Saturday, each screening will show a different line-up of inspiring documentary short films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. Screenings are at 3pm and 7pm, at each screening a Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers, and subjects.

Selection of the best short films from the annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is underway and will be made available soon for us to select for our screenings.

Friday Night Film, 7pm
Saturday Afternoon Screening, 3pm
Saturday Evening Screening, 7pm

10/25/19 7:00pm - 10/26/19 7:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Oct
26
2019

Dance/Theater Intensive with Seth Stewart at Pentangle Arts

Dance/Theater Intensive with Seth Stewart at Pentangle Arts

Seth Stewart comes to Pentangle Arts for an exclusive three day dance/theater intensive.

Seth is best known for his Broadway roles as the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the Tony award-winning musical, Hamilton.

This unique workshop will help kids celebrate their artistic spirit. Ages 10 – 17, all experience levels welcome.

Reserve your spot today!

10/26/19 10:00am - 2:15pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Oct
26
2019

Room on the Broom and Pumpkin Decorating

Room on the Broom and Pumpkin Decorating

Join us for some Halloween family fun! Watch the Animated film based on Julia Donaldson's picture book Room on the Broom!
Then decorate pumpkins (real and paper using a variety of silly supplies and your imagination!

Room on the Broom is a half hour animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. A magical tale about friendship and family from Magic Light Pictures, the producers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child.

10/26/19 10:00am - 11:30am

Artistree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Oct
26
2019

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom is a half hour animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Room on the Broom is a magical tale about friendship and family from Magic Light Pictures, the producers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child.

ABOUT ROOM ON THE BROOM
The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

PUMPKIN DECORATING WORKSHOP to follow the movie! $5 materials fee for Pumpkin Arts & Crafts Workshop (following the film)

10/26/19 10:00am - 11:00am

ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret

Oct
26
2019

Explore the World of Clay

Explore the World of Clay

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at Clay (first time or again) this is the workshop for you. We will focus on creating simple tiles. You will decide if yours will become a trivet, a spoon-rest, your house numbers or …! Using the slab-roller, Cone 6 stoneware clay and a wide range of textures & techniques, Mame McKee will guide you through the process of creating two 6 x 6 Clay tiles just in time for the gift-giving season. Grab a buddy for a fun Fall afternoon in our beautiful space in the Green Mountain Seminary building. No experience necessary. Beginner to intermediate project. Cost is $50 for the 3 hours workshop.

Minimum 4 students, Maximum 8.

Location: MakerSphere Ceramics and Handcrafting Satellite Space (201 Hollow Road, Waterbury Center)

Call us (802-272-6557) to reserve your spot!

10/26/19 1:00pm - 4:00pm

MakerSphere Ceramics and Handcrafting Satellite Space: 201 Hollow Road, Waterbury Center

Oct
26
2019

USAF Heritage Band of America - Clarinet Quartet

USAF Heritage Band of America - Clarinet Quartet

Featuring the world’s finest active duty musicians performing exciting modern compositions and classical favorites for audiences of all ages.

Professional Airman-musician members of the American Clarinet Quartet use the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism and communicate the Air Force story with a diverse repertoire including traditional classical, rousing patriotic marches, Klezmer music, Broadway, Jazz, Latin and South American music, as well as their own original arrangements. The Quartet is a component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. A free performance.

10/26/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Oct
26
2019

Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum Presents "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool"

Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum Presents "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool"

The 10th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum begins with the the story of Miles Davis. The film, by trailblazing two-time Emmy winning documentary filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, uses never-before-seen film, music and photography to explore the complex and sometimes contradictory life of visionary jazz pioneer and 20th century artist.

Featuring interviews with Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter.

Two screenings at 3:00 & 5:30 PM. Shown in the comfort of our 96-seat theater, which features high definition digital projection and Dolby surround-sound. Complimentary refreshments included.

Tickets: Adults/$11*; Children/$6. BF&M members receive discounted ticket prices. *Film series ticket package available.

10/26/19 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock

Oct
26
2019

The Hirschfield International Film Series Presents: Clemency

The Hirschfield International Film Series Presents: Clemency

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents Clemency, the Sundance Film Festival Winner: Dramatic Grand Jury Award.

Two showings: 3-5pm & 8-10pm

(Chinonye Chukwu, USA, 2019, 1h 53min) Free

Synopsis:

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

10/26/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

356 College Street, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury

Oct
26
2019

Maiden Vermont Chorus Concert

Maiden Vermont Chorus Concert

Maiden Vermont Chorus welcomes special guest Jon Gailmor in concert on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, 73 Charles Ave, Middlebury. Maiden Vermont Chorus, women's barbershop-style chorus, performs a wide variety of a cappella music covering many genres.. Since 1971 Jon Gailmor has created and performed music for humans prenatal through prehistoric, spanning the entire emotional spectrum. Tickets $25 adults/$22 seniors/$15 students, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org. Also at the door on the day of the show.

10/26/19 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, Middlebury