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Arts Calendar: Statewide

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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Jul
13
2018
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Sep
6
2019

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Scattered Geometry; The Ceramics of Jenny Swanson & Holly Walker

Jenny Swanson’s high-fire wall pieces, each one a unique microcosm, are inspired by the art of India, and by floating lotuses she was intrigued by during her residency in Shangyu, China. Also on view are her unglazed, low-fire sculptural vessels carbonized in saggars, in bottle and funnel-like forms. Swanson’s innovative work gracefully curves and undulates.

In contrast, Holly Walker’s terracotta forms are Shakeresque and utilitarian. Rolled coils of clay are glazed with bold colors that are playful, saturated, and luminous. Walker’s painterly designs are geometric, floral, and sometimes alphabetical. Walker’s colorfully patterned rectangular palettes and disc shapes are the foil to Jenny Swanson’s silky black and white ceramics.

OPENING RECEPTION JULY 13, 5-7pm, with Artists' Talk

7/13/18 5:00pm - 9/6/19 11:59pm

White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Dividing her time between Northern Vermont and her native Australia, Sarah Amos is among a generation of artists who have devised conceptual and formal innovations in printmaking that transcend local histories and conventions to form new meanings. Combining multiple printmaking techniques -etching, monoprint, and collograph- with painting and stitch work; Amos upends traditional notions of printmaking to create monumentally scaled works that evoke a confluence of cultures. Her large-scale prints and multiples allude to organic, scientific, and cultural ideas while exploring materiality and memory.

Sarah Amos: Unique Multiples is presented by Leunig’s Bistro & Café.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Chuch Street, Burlington

Jun
21
2019
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Oct
6
2019

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Job Site: Alisa Dworsky and Bill Ferehawk

Artist Reception: Friday, June 21, 5–7 p.m.

Job Site is a collaborative, multimedia installation that explores the drawing and choreography inherent in architecture. This room-sized installation captures the embedded and often overlooked moments of mark making and movement that animate the creation of buildings such as stray hammer marks or snapped chalk lines. Incorporating paper, graphite, wood and video projection, Job Site honors the tradition of New England’s wood frame construction while revealing the mystery beneath the surface of everyday structures that surround and protect us.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.

6/21/19 12:00pm - 10/6/19 5:00pm

135 Church Street, Burlington

May
18
2019
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Oct
12
2019

Summer Artist Market

Summer Artist Market

Every Saturday, May 18 - October 12, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
The BCA Summer Artist Market creates a vibrant and contemporary outdoor market in the heart of downtown Burlington every Saturday for the summer season. It offers unique, handmade items by Vermont artists and this year’s market features a diverse offering of ceramics, jewelry, games, clothing, accessories, and more! In 2019, the market will be located on the lower block of Church Street, in front of Burlington City Arts and City Hall, within the pedestrian hub of Vermont’s center of activity, shops, and eateries.

5/18/19 9:00am - 10/12/19 3:00pm

149 Church Street, Burlington

May
25
2019
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Oct
13
2019

Human Nature/Nature Human

Human Nature/Nature Human

Figurative and narrative oil paintings by Deborah Brown and Mark Barry

May 25 through October 13, Saturdays & Sundays 12–5 pm

Deborah Brown's paintings focus on a lone female character, fearlessly nude, striding through a variety of natural settings, posing the questions: Do we understand the female as source of power? ..or do we reject female strength at face value? The figures are both recognizable and utterly strange.

Mark Barry's work reveals the human nature that is revealed in a flash, a glance, a second in time; moments that are not often recorded but when captured in paint on canvas provide poignant recognition of the humor, warmth, and universality of everyday experience.

The Bundy Modern, a Bauhaus modern architectural gem in the woods, is located at 361 Bundy Rd, Waitsfield, just 2 miles south of town off Route 100. The building is spectacular in true modern style with all structural elements visible:  walls of glass, brick parapets, massive wooden beams and Vermont slate floors. The renovation has resulted in a versatile space that will carry the building and its history forward in to its next half century.

5/25/19 12:00pm - 10/13/19 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

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

Jul
14
2019
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Oct
27
2019

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff Exhibit

Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Amassed & Up-ended gathers objects, artworks and documents representing four generations of a Vermont farm family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories, and silences others. How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History: Authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel will provide answers to the question: when someone dies or it’s time to move --- or just clean out the attic, garage, or basement - what papers and other things should we save for the sake of history and what can we safely toss?

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

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

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.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

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

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

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Jun
8
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

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.

6/8/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Great Vermont Plein Air Festival

Great Vermont Plein Air Festival

The 12th annual great Vermont Plein Air Festival is coming up!
- Artists painting in the great outdoors
- Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20, 9 am to 5 pm

Meet and talk with the artists! Artists working in various mediums converge on Historic Waitsfield Village to paint during this annual event and are always willing to talk about their work. “Paint the River, Paint the Covered Bridge, Paint the Historic Village” is the theme for this year’s festival.

Festival headquarters and the two day Festival Sidewalk Art Sale are located on Bridge Street in the center of the Waitsfield Village. Numerous activities and the Children’s Plein Air on Saturday make for a fun time for all. The Plein Air Festival takes place rain or shine.

Interested artists, please visit valleyartsvt.com/events for registration information.

7/20/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 5:00pm

20 Bridge Street(in the alley), Waitsfield

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

WESTMINSTER GARDEN TOUR 2019

WESTMINSTER GARDEN TOUR 2019

Please join us for the 18th Annual Westminster Garden Tour 2019 to be held the weekend of July 20-21, featuring the gardens of Gordon and Mary Hayward, Cyndy Fine of Genius Loci and the Laughlin Family Farm (in Putney.) The Garden Tour is the major fundraising event for Westminster Cares and all proceeds from the event go to supporting our healthy aging programs and services.

Featured this year are the stone sculptures of Miles Chapin. “Dwelling in Stone –A collaboration of stone sculpture and landscape design” is a solo show of 5 new sculptures set throughout the “rooms” of the Hayward’s Garden.

Special Events during the Tour:
Saturday 7/20 1:30pm
Walking Talk by Caitlin Adair
“How to be Kind to the Earth in Your Backyard” In the gardens of Caitlin Adair, of the Living Earth Action Group, (L.E.A.G.) Included with your ticket purchase.

Saturday 7/20 3:00pm
Personal Tour of their gardens with the Haywards.
Additional fee required.

Sunday 7/21 10:30am
Walking Tour by Caitlin Adair

Sunday 7/21 1:00pm Sculpture Tour
Tour the stone sculptures installed throughout the Hayward’s Gardens with Miles Chapin, artist. Mileschapin.com Included with your ticket purchase.

There is also a Garden Tour Raffle with over 10 fabulous prizes including a hand-made quilt created and donated by Ann Ashcroft; garden supplies such as a rain barrel urn and mobile caddy for tools; and many wonderful gift certificates and items donated by local artisans and businesses. Tickets can be purchased prior to the Tour from Board Members
or from the office in the Westminster Institute. Lunch and refreshments will be served all day in the “garden café” at the Haywards along with unique plants for sale from Morning Star Perennials. For more information or to purchase early-bird discounted tickets, please visit our website: www.westminstercares.org or call the office, 722-3607.

7/20/19 10:00am - 7/21/19 3:00pm

3534 Route 5, Westminster

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Community Tile Making with Brigitta Varadi

Community Tile Making with Brigitta Varadi

Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Free for members of BCA and Shelburne Farms

Join Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms’ artist-in-residence Brigitta Varadi for a community tile making project inspired by the restoration of historic tiles at the Inn at Shelburne Farms. Families and visitors can help Brigitta craft some of the 3,000 ceramic tiles that will be featured in her upcoming exhibition at BCA Center in February 2020. While creating tiles, join a larger discussion about the land, sustainability, craft, and re-discovered traditions.

Brigitta Varadi’s research-based artist residency and workshops are a partnership between Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms. Combining the missions of both organizations, the artist will lead conversations about social and cultural issues impacting the Vermont landscape and its community, culminating in a BCA Center exhibition in 2020.

7/20/19 10:00am - 7/21/19 1:00pm

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Constellations

Constellations

Nick Payne’s smash Broadway hit play takes a chance encounter between two lost souls and opens the door to the infinite possibilities of their relationship. Breathlessly navigating through the spellbinding and romantic journey of being in love, Constellations looks at how the tiniest change in the detail of our lives can lead us on completely different paths.

7/20/19 7:30pm - 7/21/19 4:30pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
20
2019
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Jul
21
2019

“Black Fortunes” with Shomari Wills at The Clemmons Family Farm

“Black Fortunes” with Shomari Wills at The Clemmons Family Farm

Acclaimed Brooklyn journalist and author Shomari Wills, a Lynton Book Writing Fellow of Columbia University, is bringing the stories of African-American slaves-turned-millionaires to the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Wills will read selections from his book Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires. The author will engage in a discussion session with the audience, followed by a book signing on Saturday, July 20 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the historic Barn House located at 2213-2158 Greenbush Rd. Charlotte, VT. The Black Fortunes event kicks off the Clemmons Family Farm’s 2019 Humanities Speakers’ Series, “To Sing of Common Things: Making a Way Out of No Way.” The series, extending to October, will feature five other notable African-American authors and storytellers, and is offered to encourage meaningful community conversations about African-American history and how it relates to present times. The events will be moderated by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant. She is the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Vermont.

To ensure the high quality of the interactions with the speaker, seating at the Clemmons Family Farm is limited to a maximum of 40 people and pre-registration is required through Eventbrite.

A second book signing event with Wills will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m in Downtown Burlington at Pizzeria Verità restaurant located at 156 St Paul St, Burlington, VT. Pre-registration to this event is not required. Admission to both events is free and donations to the Clemmons Family Farm are encouraged. The Flying Pig bookstore will be on hand for participants to purchase autographed copies of the books at both events.

Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte

Jul
21
2019

SolarFest

SolarFest

A day-long celebration of renewable energy and sustainable living -- SolarFest'19 includes over 25 workshops in renewable energy & transportation; green buildings; farming & food; music & arts; and sustainable living & activism. We are proud to have keynote speaker Dr. Edward Cameron sharing insights about the latest progress on global climate justice initiatives.

The stage this year features musical performances by the Gaslight Tinkers (including an extra kids’ set), Chicago Afro Beat Project, and Rio Mira, plus the Mowgli Bluegrass Trio and the return of Freddi Shehadi and friends.

Renewable Energy Education Through the Arts since 1995, with great food, drink and the most enjoyable conversations.

7/21/19 10:00am - 10:00pm

Earth Sky Time Community Farm 1547 Main St., Manchester Center

Jul
21
2019

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro Music is widely recognized as the leading center for advanced professional training in music. Described by The New Yorker as "the classical world's most coveted retreat," it is where the concept of having master artists play together with exceptional young professionals was born. Under the artistic direction of pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, musicians share the inspired results of their intensive chamber-music collaborations in open rehearsals and weekend concerts from July 13 to August 11, 2019 on the campus of Marlboro College. Each week, groups who feel that they have achieved especially successful results recommend their works for performance. As a result of this dynamic scheduling process, concert repertoire or personnel are announced one week in advance. Audiences share in a spirit of discovery, experiencing exciting young musicians and hearing insightful interpretations of chamber music masterworks and unfamiliar pieces played with great passion and joy.

7/21/19 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro

Jul
21
2019

Constellations

Constellations

Physicist Marianne meets beekeeper Roland at a party. They go for a drink … or perhaps they don’t. Marianne’s engaged … or perhaps Roland is married. Or maybe they’re both single. Nick Payne’s smash Broadway hit play (in which Jake Gyllenhaal played Roland) takes this chance encounter between two lost souls and opens the door to the infinite possibilities of their relationship. Breathlessly navigating through the spellbinding and romantic journey of being in love, Constellations looks at how the tiniest change in the detail of our lives can lead us on completely different paths.

“This play shimmers with the concentration of two actors working together to keep each moment fresh and new.” – Seven Days

Tickets start at $20, Seniors 20% off, Students $10.

7/21/19 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
21
2019

Back Roads Readings

Back Roads Readings

Poets Deborah Warren and Rachel Hadas read from their work. Reception and book signing follows the reading held on the beautiful grounds of the Old Stone House Museum. This is the second in an annual series of three readings on Sundays in July and August. To find out more about each poet and our series visit our website at www.backroadsreadings.com.

7/21/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Brownington Congregational Church, Orleans

Jul
21
2019

Folk Concert at Old West Church

Folk Concert at Old West Church

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm, the 21st Annual Folk Music Concert celebrates master folk musician Pete Sutherland and his Posse, Vermont's own trad-roots power trio! Composed of acclaimed musician Pete, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete's Posse never fails to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies adding color to the Posse's sonic landscape. Joining Deb and Pete are fiddler Jane Oxnard, native of Northumberland, England, VSO cellist John Dunlop and violin/fiddler Laura Markowitz.
General admission is $20 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.

The annual folk concert has been organized by singer Deb Flanders in honor of her great-aunt Helen Hartness Flanders, an internationally recognized ballad collector and authority on folk music found in New England and in the British Isles.
For more information contact Deb Flanders at debflanders@comcast.net or call 802-233-1015

7/21/19 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Old West Church, Calais

Jul
21
2019

Live Well, Die Well Book Talk

Live Well, Die Well Book Talk

Join Kimberly C. Paul for a conversation about her book, Bridging the Gap. Paul will share personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Through storytelling, Paul seeks to move beyond the current standards of what death has come to mean in our culture. It is Paul's hope that Bridging The Gap will empower people to design their death to reflect people's values and personalities. Death is not a final destination but a transcendental beginning.

7/21/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common Street, Chester

Jul
21
2019

Vermont Suitcase Company at Pentangle Arts

Vermont Suitcase Company at Pentangle Arts

Vermont Suitcase Company tours live, active theater to Vermont towns. We bring community people together to laugh with us and with each other.

Come delight in our adapted Moliere, The Doctor and the Dowry. The miserly merchant Signor Buccio is desperate to marry off his daughter Alessandra to the well-matched Visconte de Luca, but her grave (and completely fabricated) illness has gotten in the way. Alessandra dreams of running away with the handsome servant boy, Fabrizio, but Fabrizio’s swindling sister Colombina plans to rob the old man and flee to Sicily once and for all. Will Dr. Tartaglia’s herbal concoctions actually kill the perfectly healthy Alessandra? Will Pedrolino manage to tunnel into Buccio Manor in time? The Vermont Suitcase Company is here on their summer tour, so come find out for yourself!

7/21/19 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pentangle Arts Council, Hall Theatre 31 The Green, Woodstock