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EXHIBITS

 

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

April 10–25: Johnson State College Senior Thesis Exhibit. Mixed-media pieces, mandalas, photography and other artBachelor of Fine Arts students. JSC’s Dibden Center for the Arts.  jsc.edu/Dibden. 635-1469.

Through 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

Through 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 April 30: April Art Exhibits at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Photographs, Elliot Burg (through April 20); Poetry Banner, T. Namaya; art & poems, Berlin Elementary School. 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338

April 28–May 7. Johnson State College B.F.A. Exhibit. Reception and artist talk: May 3, 3 p.m. JSC, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson. sc.edu/Dibden. 635-1469

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
Through May 25: Laura Jane Walker, Studies in the Art of Chance. Works are built on plywood panels manipulated through staining, burning, and carving to form a textured background. Meticulously placed steel nails wound with thread add depth and geometrical patterns. Reception: May 5, 4–7 p.m. Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council office, 136 State St., Montpelier. http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/about-us/spotlight-gallery.
Through May 26: Paletteers Spring Art Show. Aldrich Library, Milne Room, 6 Washington St., Barre.
May 2–May 26: Vermont Pastel Society Art Exhibit “Color Comes Alive.” Reception: May 5, 5–7 p.m. Gallery hours: Tues.–Sat. noon–4 p.m. TW Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.
Through May 5–31: Jayne Shoup. Shoup draws inspiration from the beauty of central Vermont. Brilliantly colored pastel paintings depict scenes from her rural neighborhood. Opening: May 5, 4–8 p.m. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1981. cheshirecatclothing.com
Through June 2: Spring Four-Ward. Watercolors by four award-winning members of the Vermont Watercolor Society: Lisa Forster Beach, Annelein Beukenkamp, Gary C. Eckhart and Robert O’Brien. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin.
Through June 30: From Nature to Abstract: Works by Maria Anghelache. Anghelache blends abstract objects and form directly from her observation of the natural world. The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, State St., Montpelier.
Through June 30: Jo MacKenzie, Moments. Watercolor paintings on paper bring the bright, airy, fresh light of spring and summer. Art Walk reception: May 5, 4–7 p.m. The Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Building, 109 State St., 5th fl., Montpelier. Photo ID required for admission.

May 2–July 7: A Change in the Weather. Joint exhibit of photographs of the Alaska Arctic by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Richard Murphy. Opening reception: May 5, 4–8 p.m. TW Wood Gallery and Museum, 46 Barre St.,  Montpelier. 262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com. www.twwoodgallery.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.

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  • THE LEGACY WORKSHOP With Mickey Myers and Mary Fillmore

    THE LEGACY WORKSHOP With Mickey Myers and Mary Fillmore

    10:00-13:00
    2017/04/08
    180 Main St, Jeffersonville, Cambridge, VT, United States

    180 Main St, Jeffersonville, Cambridge, VT, United States

     

    Saturday, April 8

    10 AM – 1 PM

    There is no charge for this workshop.

    Bryan Memorial Gallery will present THE LEGACY WORKSHOP on Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM to 1 PM at its gallery in Jeffersonville. The workshop offers strategies for helping artists and their heirs in dealing with the bodies of artwork an artist can amass during their careers and lifetime.   Presented with the support of the Vermont Community Foundation, the workshop will be led by Bryan Gallery Executive Director Mickey Myers and author and strategist Mary Fillmore.

    Myers and Fillmore have developed The Legacy Project strategies over 3 years of research and working with many arts organizations in Vermont. They have written a 48 page workbook to assist artists and their heirs in caring for and distributing artwork to the benefit of the artist’s family, their community and the work itself. A complimentary copy of the workbook is given to every participant at the workshop.

    There is no charge for this workshop but advance registration is required by calling 802-644-5100 before April 5. The Legacy Workbook is available for a fee to those who do not attend the workshop.

    The Legacy Workshop will take place at Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, April 8.

     

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  • Reception and Artist Talks: senior thesis exhibit of work by Johnson State College Bachelor of Fine Arts students

    Reception and Artist Talks: senior thesis exhibit of work by Johnson State College Bachelor of Fine Arts students

    15:00
    2017/04/11
    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

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

    A senior thesis exhibit of work by Johnson State College Bachelor of Fine Arts students will be displayed April 10-25 at the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery and Visual Arts Center on campus.

    A reception and artist talks, which, as with the exhibit, are free for the public, will begin at 3 p.m. April 11 in the Visual Arts Center and then move to Scott gallery, located in JSC’s Dibden Center for the Arts. This is the first of a two-part senior thesis exhibit.

    The display will feature mixed-media pieces, mandalas, photography and other art by Brady Hird, Hannah Leroux, Brittany Miracle, Dani LaPerle, Brendan Walsh, Vanessa Sproates-Horl and Laurel Hubbert Severance.

    Hours for Scott gallery and the Visual Arts Center are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Scott gallery also is open during performances at the Dibden Center.

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

  • Opening: Paletteers Spring Art Show

    Opening: Paletteers Spring Art Show

    17:30-19:00
    2017/04/11
    Aldrich Public Library, Washington Street, Barre, VT, United States

    Aldrich Public Library, Washington Street, Barre, VT, United States
    April 11, 5:30–7 p.m.
    Refreshments served.
    Show runs April 8–May 26
    Aldrich Library, Milne Room, 6 Washington St., Barre
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  • Opening Reception: Jo MacKenzie, Moments

    Opening Reception: Jo MacKenzie, Moments

    15:00-17:00
    2017/04/13
    109 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    109 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    3–5 p.m.

    Watercolor exhibit runs April 5–June 30.

    The Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Building, 109 State St., 5th fl., Montpelier.

    Photo ID required for admission.

  • Opening Reception: From Nature to Abstract: Works by Maria Anghelache

    Opening Reception: From Nature to Abstract: Works by Maria Anghelache

    16:00-19:00
    2017/04/13
    Vermont Supreme Court, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Vermont Supreme Court, State Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

     

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition by artist Maria Anghelache from April 5 – June 30.  An opening reception will be Thursday, April 13, from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

    Classifying herself as an abstract painter, Anghelache is a native Romanian and now a Vermonter who brings forth an expressive interpretation of her work, blending abstract objects and form directly from her observation of the natural world. Her pastels and acrylic works on paper and canvas have a free-flowing, dimensional fluidity, which is especially evident in her featured series“Orchid.” In her work, she appears to both build up and break down natural elements into their constituent parts to get to the very essence of nature. An example is her ability to discern the intricate networks within living tissue. Anghelache’s observational skills were honed by her professional background at a large computer firm, echoing the interconnectedness she reveals in her work.

    The impact of the artist’s explosive paintings is driven by sensuous texture and vibrant harmonious hues. One of the pastels, “Meditation,” includes a line drawing and translucent layers of light and dark. Anghelache states,“I always combine abstract sensibilities with sophisticated chromatic harmonies to create ambiguity and stimulate the viewer’s imagination.” Joy and inspiration are reflected in her work, and her philosophy is well expressed by Albert Einstein: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

     

     

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  • PoemCity: Closing Reception of the Art Resource Association Art Exhibit

    PoemCity: Closing Reception of the Art Resource Association Art Exhibit

    13:00-15:00
    2017/04/29
    89 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    89 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    April 29, 1–3 p.m.

    PoemCity – Closing Reception of the Art Resource Association Art Exhibit

    Members of the ARA teamed up with local poets to present visual art and poetry.

    City Center
    89 Main Street,
    Montpelier, VT 05602

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