Visual Arts

ADVERTISE ON OUR ONLINE CALENDAR PAGES! Call 223-5112 ext. 12 or email marichel@montpelierbridge.com for details.

Community Calendar

Live Music

Performing Arts

Weekly Events

Send your calendar listings to calendar@montpelierbridge.com.

EXHIBITS

 

Through March 17: Response. Photography exhibit featuring work by Vermont artists Kelly Holt, Duncan Johnson and Mary Zompetti. Part of the “On Photography” exhibit series.  Johnson State College, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit jsc.edu/Dibden or call 635-1469.

March 7–17: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibit includes photography, drawings and paintings. The secondary art program at Twinfield Union School provides opportunities for students to participate in traditional art classes and independent experiences in a studio environment. The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. 262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com. www.twwoodgallery.org

Through March 30: Kathy Stark, … and the journey continues … Mixed media works. The Spotlight Gallery in the Vermont Arts Council Office, 136 State St., Montpelier. http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/about-us/spotlight-gallery.

March 20–31: Hope Sharp, Dance Improvisations. Series of large-scale oils on linen and canvas. Reception: March 29, 4 p.m. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Johnson State College. jsc.edu/Dibden. 635-1469

Through March 31: Lark Upson, Portraits. Attention to oil painting, especially portraits. Upson also has a strong interest in the protection of our wildlife and environmental preservation. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.

Through March 31: From Far Away — Selected works by Stephen M. Schaub. Solo exhibition. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Photo I.D. required. Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier

Through March 31: Amy Ross, Butterfly Effect. Using graphite, watercolor, walnut ink and collaged paper, Ross expands on her methodology of “artist as mad scientist” in her most current body of work. Walker Contemporary, 4403 Main St., Waitsfield. Gallery hours: Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 617.842.3332mail@walkercontemporary.com www.walkercontemporary.com

Avian inspired paintings by Linda Mirabile on display at Central Vermont Medical Center through March 31.

Through March 31: Linda Mirabile, Avian Inspired. A series of paintings inspired by the avian world by central Vermont artist and graphic designer Mirabile. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin. 279-6403. moetown52@comcast.net

Through March 31: Head, Heart, & Hands. Artwork from area Waldorf schools and Camphill community. Works include stained glass, paintings, lesson pages, and calligraphy from The Initiative; sample lesson pages, paintings, carved sculptures, carved stools, carved walking sticks and handwork from Orchard Valley Waldorf School; and framed felted art from Heartbeet. All three organizations believe in the importance of integrating and cultivating each human being’s capacity for thinking, feeling, and willing, often referred to as education for the “head, heart and hands.” The artwork on display throughout the store is a physical representation of this philosophy  and a demonstration of the beauty created through this approach to education and lifelong learning. AroMed Aromatherapy, 8 State Street, Montpelier. Shop hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm. See aromedofvt.com for more information.
For more information about the participants:
Orchard Valley Waldorf School –www.ovws.org <http://www.ovws.org>
The Initiative – initiativewaldorf.org/
Heartbeet Lifesharing Community – heartbeet.org/

Through April 1: Amy Ross, Butterfly Effect. Ross considers the effect of minute energies beyond human perception to cause significant change. 4403 Main St., Waitsfield. walkercontemporary.com

Through April 8: Pria Cambio, …And Somewhere Else There’s a Beach. Grab some sunscreen and visit our home-grown beach shack, the Morse Block Deli, to view a group of vibrant beachscape paintings and drawings by Pria Cambio.  This show by local artist Cambio includes work over her lifetime that shares her connection to the seacoast.  Eleven paintings on exhibit from Dec. 1, 2016 – April 8, 2017, at the Morse Block Deli, 260 N. Main St. in Barre.  100% sales benefit Studio Place Arts programs.  For info:  www.morseblockdeli.com or www.studioplacearts.com

Through April 8: Natalie Jeremijenko. This NYC based international artist, inventor, and engineer will activate the galleries with past work and new initiatives focused on environmental issues. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. By donation. helenday.com

Through April 8: The Book as Art. Nine women artists explore the limitless possibilities of the Book as Art.  Each work challenges our ideas of what a book can be with innovative structures, content, materials and creativity.  Artist books will delight and fascinate as they move you beyond the page. Co-Curated by visual artist Marilyn Gillis. Axel’s Art Gallery, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. axelsgallery.com

Through April 12: Dr. Ken Borie.  Selected work by Dr. Ken Borie, a Gifford physician who has cared for local families for 37 years, is on display in the Gifford Gallery through April 12, 2017. The 15 pieces in this exhibit offer glimpses of life outside of the medical office: portraits of friends and family, nature scenes, and captured moments of his children with their pets. Borie, who works in oil and watercolor, paints from photographs as well as from real life. Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. 728-7000.

March 14–April 15: Studio Place Arts Presents. Opening reception, March 18, 4–6 p.m. SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069. studioplacearts.com.

In the main floor gallery: Under Construction – This show is about the joining of 2 or more dissimilar media to create a finished artwork, such that one plus one equals more than two.  Assembled by Sue Higby and guest curator Mark Waskow.
In the second floor gallery: #nomophobia, by James Secor, is about us. It is about our phones, our lives, and our memories.
In the third floor gallery:
Station to Station:  Artwork by Art2D2 Industries and Babelon Williams
Paintings that use apophenia (perceiving patterns or connections in meaningless data), as well as material found in the human periphery, acrylic paint, antique text, childhood books, film stills, and random materials from our youth.

Through April 20: Elliot Burg, Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Black and white photographs.  Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.

March 21–April 28: Northern Vermont Art Association Exhibition. The NVAA currently has over 100 members and is open to any visual artist working in any medium, principally those living in the northern half of Vermont.  The mission of the organization is “to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Opening reception: March 23, 5–7 p.m. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Through April 28: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules. Includes 25 works of 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and three dimensional pieces. Artists to be exhibited include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, Lysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young. The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

March 17–April 29: SHOW 16 at The Front. The collective gallery’s latest show. Part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council. Gallery hours: Fri, 5–8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. The Front, 6 Barre St., Montpelier. www.thefrontvt.cominfo@thefrontvt.com

Through April 30: Susan Wilkie, Inspired by Sky or Water. Watercolors.Chelsea Public Library, 296, VT-110, Chelsea. 685-2188.

Through May 9: Ted Zilius, Jazz and Sad. Mixed media paintings. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.RiverArtsVT.org

Through May 9: Carolyn Mecklosky,Women, Beasts and Dreams. Acrylic painting. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. www.RiverArtsVT.org

CALL TO ARTISTS

The Museum of Everyday Life is soliciting participation in the creation of its upcoming exhibition featuring bells & whistles, which will open on Sunday May 28th, 2017! The Museum of Everyday Life is a five year-old venture whose goal is to explore, analyze and celebrate everyday life objects. For this bells and whistles exhibition, we are accepting all kinds of contributions, including anecdotes, scholarship, art, and objects, consisting of or relating to all aspects of bells and whistles, including but not limited to: the bells and time keeping; the role of bells in fables and folklore; use of bells in farming and animal husbandry; bells as musical instruments; bells as toys; bells and religion; the art of bell ringing through the centuries; whistles and signaling; the advent and use of the steam whistle in the industrial revolution; high frequency whistles; the history of whistles and policing; whistles and sports; whistles made from organic materials; whistles as musical instruments; whistles as toys; particular bells or whistles attached to personal stories; etc, etc. We welcome contributions in any form, be it personal artifacts accompanied by individual narratives; vague, raw ideas for displays as well as fully realized art objects ready to hang; theoretical writings, research, and of course we will be in need of plenty of raw material so any ready-to-be-thrown-away bells or whistles would be welcome as well. The Museum is a self-service institution and does not always have staff on hand, therefore the safety and security of donated objects cannot be guaranteed, although every effort is made to keep all donations as secure and safe as possible. To donate, or for more information, contact Clare Dolan via the “contact us” form on the Museum website (www.museumofeverydaylife.org) The museum’s mailing address is 3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, VT 05839. Sometimes the volume of contributions received make it impossible to display everything; the museum curatorial staff makes all final display decisions. Contributors who include a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope or box with their entry will ensure that it is returned to her or him upon completion of the exhibition.

Interested in participating in the exhibit installation? Community work weekends will be May 6th -7th, May 13th-14th, and May 20th – 21st. Intensive installation week will be from May 22nd  through May 28th, 2017. Make sure you use the “contact us” form on the museum website to let museum staff know when you plan to attend.

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
February
February
February
1
2
  • Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/02
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    March 2, 5–7 p.m.
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier
    Exhibit of black and white photographs by Elliot Burg.
    Exhibit runs through April 20.

    by Elliot Burg

  • Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    Opening Reception: “Sunset Park, Brooklyn”

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/02
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    5–7 p.m.

    A collection of photographs by Elliot Burg

    The Karen Kitzmiller Room & The Non-Fiction Room

    The work will be on display from March 2 – April 20, 2017.

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338

    www.kellogghubbard.org

3
4
5
6
7
8
9
  • Opening Reception: Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”

    Opening Reception: Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
    The Gallery at River Arts Presents
    Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”
    Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
    On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
    Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
  • Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky

    Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
    The Common Space Gallery Presents
    Carolyn Mecklosky
    Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
    On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
    Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
  • Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit

    Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    March 9, 5–7 p.m.

    The exhibit includes photography, drawings and paintings.

     

    The secondary art program at Twinfield Union School provides opportunities for students to participate in traditional art classes and independent experiences in a studio environment.  Some of the art students create personalized learning experiences through the Renaissance program.   No matter which path a student takes, art experiences at Twinfield emphasize visual problem solving, independent decision making, risk taking and creative and critical thinking.  Students engage in self-reflection and critique to learn to convey artistic intent from creator to viewer.

    The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

    The exhibit runs through March 17.

     

    For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

  • Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules

    Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules

    17:00-19:00
    2017/03/09
    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    March 9, 5–7 p.m.

    The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont artists work. The exhibit is titled, Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules and includes 25 works of 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and three dimensional pieces. Artists to be exhibited include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, Lysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young.

    No admission fee; refreshments served

    Exhibit runs March 7–April 28

    The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

    For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

  • More events
    • Opening Reception: Ted Zilius - “Jazz and Sad”
      Opening Reception: Ted Zilius - “Jazz and Sad”
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      The Gallery at River Arts Presents
      Ted Zilius – “Jazz and Sad”
      Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
      On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
      Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
    • Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky
      Opening reception: Carolyn Mecklosky
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States
      The Common Space Gallery Presents
      Carolyn Mecklosky
      Opening reception: March 9, 5-7pm
      On exhibit March 9 – May 9 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville – www.RiverArtsVT.org
      Gallery hours: M-Th 9-4pm, F 9-2pm
    • Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit
      Reception: Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      March 9, 5–7 p.m.

      The exhibit includes photography, drawings and paintings.

       

      The secondary art program at Twinfield Union School provides opportunities for students to participate in traditional art classes and independent experiences in a studio environment.  Some of the art students create personalized learning experiences through the Renaissance program.   No matter which path a student takes, art experiences at Twinfield emphasize visual problem solving, independent decision making, risk taking and creative and critical thinking.  Students engage in self-reflection and critique to learn to convey artistic intent from creator to viewer.

      The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

      The exhibit runs through March 17.

       

      For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

    • Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules
      Opening Reception: Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules
      17:00-19:00
      2017/03/09
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      March 9, 5–7 p.m.

      The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of Vermont artists work. The exhibit is titled, Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules and includes 25 works of 20 artists in pastel, acrylics, oils, photography and three dimensional pieces. Artists to be exhibited include Nitya Brighenti, Hasso Ewing, Cindy Griffith, Lysa Intrator, Joyce Kahn, Hannah Morris, Maggie Neale, Dan Neary, Jack Sabon, Sarah Spletzer and Ann Young.

      No admission fee; refreshments served

      Exhibit runs March 7–April 28

      The T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

      For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

10
  • Art and Author Night: Ancestors and Cultures

    Art and Author Night: Ancestors and Cultures

    18:00-20:00
    2017/03/10
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

     Art and Author Night: Ancestors and Cultures

    Story sharing through art and Poetry

    Friday, March 10 at 6:00. 

    6 p.m. Art opening with Carolyn Shapiro, watercolors of her ancestors “In my ancestor series, I have taken old photos of four generations of my family and have been getting to know them.  I paint them and, in some, transfer photos to try to capture some of the currents of their lives and times in which they lived.”

     

    7 p.m. Author, Michiko Oishi reads Haiku and Tanka of her life experiences. Michiko grew up in Tokyo, Japan.  She worked with refugees in Thailand and Laos and then married and came as a foreigner to the United States. She has experienced living in different countries and then the assimilation to being in the United States.   In talking with others who have moved to the United States, she began to write about her life.  She writes Haiku and Tanka in Japanese and then has them co-translated.  She has two books and will be reading from them. Refreshments will be served.

    Jaquith Public Library, School St., Montpelier

11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
  • Opening Reception: 3 New Shows at Studio Place Arts

    Opening Reception: 3 New Shows at Studio Place Arts

    16:00-18:00
    2017/03/18
    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

     

    Exhibit Dates:  March 14 – April 15, 2017

    In the main floor gallery:
    Under Construction – This show is about the joining of 2 or more dissimilar media to create a finished artwork, such that one plus one equals more than two.  Assembled by Sue Higby and guest curator Mark Waskow.

    In the second floor gallery: #nomophobia, by James Secor, is about us. It is about our phones, our lives, and our memories.

    In the third floor gallery:
    Station to Station:  Artwork by Art2D2 Industries and Babelon Williams
    Paintings that use apophenia (perceiving patterns or connections in meaningless data), as well as material found in the human periphery, acrylic paint, antique text, childhood books, film stills, and random materials from our youth.

    Opening Reception:  Sat., March 18, 4-6PM

19
20
21
  • The heART of Montpelier Gallery: a pop-up museum

    The heART of Montpelier Gallery: a pop-up museum

    18:00-20:00
    2017/03/21
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Kick off the ArtSynergy Master Plan for Montpelier by bringing an object that represents the reason you love your city to this pop-up “museum.” A photograph of friends, sports memorabilia, or a leaf from your favorite tree….or anything else that helps you share what makes Montpelier special.

    802-223-9604

    director@montpelieralive.org

    https://www.facebook.com/events/119176825273693/

    Free

    The Public Art Master Plan kicks off March 21 with with a “pop up” museum called “The heART of Montpelier Gallery” at City Hall, from 6 to 8 pm.

    The City of Montpelier, in collaboration with Montpelier Alive and the Community Engagement Lab, has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create a master plan for public art, and to commission the city’s first major public art work to be to be installed at the One Taylor Street Redevelopment Project.

    The NEA awards its “Our Town” grants to “help transform communities into lively, beautiful, resilient places with the arts at their core,” according to the organization’s website. The federal grant has been matched by a $50,000 commitment from the city, and requires an additional $50,000 in fund-raising and about $14,00 matched in inkind services, for a total budget of $164,000 over two years.

    Planning for the Montpelier ArtSynergy Master Plan will have at its heart a series of “creative visioning workshops”— led by teaching artists — which will aim to engage diverse segments of the community. The workshops will range from stand-alone events to residencies spanning up to a week and will culminate in public performances/exhibits of works the participants create. The major public artwork commissioned through the grant will be chosen through a juried competition that will solicit proposals from Vermont artists, according to Paul Gambill, founder and executive director of the Community Engagement Lab. It is likely to be installed at One Taylor Street in the spring of 2019, he said.

    “The people of Montpelier are creative, spirited and ingenious,” said Amanda Golden of Designing Local, an Ohio-based consultant whose firm has been hired to help in the planning process. The ArtSynergy Master Plan will “set the standard for how we begin to implement and enjoy public art,” she said. Public art, she added, “helps us celebrate our heritage, communicates our direction, and characterizes our sense of place.”

    The two-year-plus planning process kicks off on March 21, with a “pop up” museum called “The heART of Montpelier Gallery” a “pop-up museum” at City Hall, from 6 to 8 pm. Golden is asking residents to bring in objects that represent the reasons why they love Montpelier. “It could be a photograph of friends, sports memorabilia, or a leaf from your favorite tree,” she said.

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
  • Reception: Hope Sharp, “Dance Improvisations”

    Reception: Hope Sharp, “Dance Improvisations”

    16:00
    2017/03/29
    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

    A thesis exhibit of art by Johnson State College Master of Fine Arts student Hope Sharp will be displayed March 20-31 in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Johnson State College.

    The exhibit, “Dance Improvisations,” and a reception at the gallery at 4 p.m. March 29 are both free to the public. The reception will feature a talk by Sharp and a dance performance.

    Sharp, a Montpelier-based figurative painter, created the series of large-scale oils on linen and canvas while watching dancers perform live hip hop, jazz, ballet and other movements.

    Sharp is artist-in-residence at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier.  Her formal painting training includes B.F.A. studies at Pratt Institute. She has had residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.

    Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is also open during performances at Dibden Center for the Arts.

    For more information, visit jsc.edu/Dibden or call 635-1469.

30
31
April