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Through July 28: Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. 100 artist from North America. The Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm, 48 Lareau Rd.,Waitsfield. 496-6682. valleyartsvt.com

Through July 31: Heart and Eye. Stunning photographic portraits in black and white from around the world by Elliot Burg. Capitol Grounds, 27 State St., Montpelier. https://www.facebook.com/Fans-of-Green-Bean-Visual-Arts-Gallery-at-Capitol-Grounds-Cafe-176207625774864/. eburg4@gmail.com

Through Aug. 4: Show 26 – The Front will present the work of six new members, along with that of the rest of the gallery’s membership, in the forthcoming exhibition, Show 26, opening on Friday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 6 Barre Street in Montpelier. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature live music by Montpelier-based musician Ruth Einstein and company. Show 26 will run from June 22 to August 4; gallery hours are Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information about The Front’s news and events, visit thefrontvt.com.

Through Aug. 10: Stewards of the Land: Photography by Orah Moore Studio Place Arts is presenting an exhibit, “Stewards of the Land,” by local artist Orah Moore at The Morse Block Deli (located at 260 N. Main Street, Barre).  This show of handprinted silverprint photographs is on view through August 10, 2018.  There will be an opening reception on Thurs., May 24, 5:30-6:30PM. Orah Moore is a classically trained fine art photographer and founding member of Women in Photography, a national organization. She has worked in commercial photography since 1977 including a position as a publicity photographer for PBS. She is the founder of Haymaker Press. According to Orah, “I have been studying the lifestyle of Montana ranchers, from the romantic to the mundane. I am interested in the spirit that impels them, the land that nurtures them, the storms they weather, and the livestock that supports their way of life.”

Through Aug. 21: Bloom: Paintings by Kate Longmaid. The exhibit will open with a public reception on Friday, July 20, 6-8 p.m. “Bloom” focuses on floral still lifes rendered with Longmaid’s fresh and contemporary approach to the subject. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is located at 86 Falls Rd, in Shelburne Village. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-5:30 and Saturdays 10-5. Additional information can be had by calling 802-985-3848, or write joan@fsgallery.com.

Through Aug. 25: Colorful Musings by Rob Hitzig at Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop. Titled “Colorful Musings,” Rob’s work explores the surprising interactions of colors and shapes through geometric abstraction. Although not easily categorized, the art rides a mysterious line between the painting and sculpture — while some pieces have physical depth, all the work, even pieces that are completely flat, have visual depth. Rob is inspired by wonder and curiosity, seeking to discover what happens when things just happen, with the hope that the work generates the same experience for the viewer. An Artist Reception is planned for Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop is open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Images from work in the show attached.

Through Aug. 29: Nerula: Illustrations of Clare Emerson Lane. This is an exhibit of envelopes illustrated by Clare Emerson Lane. Lane was employed by the US Postal service to sort mail on the train in New York in the 1940s. During his time away from home, he frequently wrote to his sweetheart, taking special care to present her with a different work of art each time. Show curated by Amy Cook, PhD. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Community Room, 58 Barre Street. 223-2518.

Through Aug. 31: Three New Art Exhibits Opening at the T. W. Wood Gallery: Summer Juried Exhibit, Essex Art League and Milton Artists Guild. The contemporary room will highlight the works of 26 artists through August 31, 2018 in the annual Summer Juried Show. Artists work will include; August Burns, Annie Christopher, Frank DeAngelis, Eddie Epstein, Hasso Ewing, Caroline McKinney, Maggie Neale, Sam Thurston and Ann Young along with many others. Mediums include watercolor, acrylic, oil, photographs, clay, glass, and mixed media. The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 gcallan@twwoodgallery.org or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

Through Aug. 31: New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture. The exhibit is a tribute to the work of Gregory Sharrow, who established the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program during his 30-year tenure at the Vermont Folklife Center. Photographs, by Ned Castle, Jeff Woodward, and Kathleen Haughey highlight the work of seven cultural groups participating in or involved with the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery is open to the public and located at 136 State Street in Montpelier. There are times when the conference room is not available, but the corridor exhibit is always open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. www.vermontartscouncil.org.

Through Sept. 2: A Second Look: Bob Eddy’s Herald Photography – Opening reception Saturday June 23, 5-7 pm. Because the darkroom played such a vital role in photography of the era, a recreation of the Herald darkroom is being specially constructed and will take center stage in the exhibit, allowing visitors to insert themselves in the process of creating a photograph before the age of computer imaging. You are cordially invited to an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 pm Saturday, June 23 at Chandler Center for the Arts for the opening of “A Second Look,” an exhibit of Bob Eddy’s black and white photography.

Through Sept. 8: Reclamation.Curators: August Burns, Diane Feissel, and Rachel Moore. The opening reception is Friday, June 15, 5pm-7pm, and gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm. Reclamation \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ will feature nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective, reclaiming and transforming the way women are portrayed. Helen Day Art Center Main Gallery. mail@helenday.com. Cost: Donations. Web link: https://www.helenday.com/exhib itions/upcoming/159-2018-reclamation

Through Sept. 26: Oil Paint & Black Walnut: Abstracts, Works on Paper. Opening Reception July 6, 5 – 7 pm. Dian Parker’s exhibit features abstract oil paintings on canvas, as well as mixed media works on black walnut stained paper. In her third year of showing and honoring the work of longtime professional artists, Parker is the curator and gallery director of White River Gallery in South Royalton, Vermont. She also writes about artists and their work for Two Coats of Paint, Art New England, West Branch Gallery in Stowe, Vermont Art Guide, Kolaj Magazine, Randolph Herald, and Mountain View Publishers. Zollikofer Gallery at Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main St, White River Junction, VT 05001 https:// dianparkerwriterartist.com/ 802.295.3118

Through Sept. 27: Nick DeFriez, Hillsides and Hexagons. Paintings. Opening reception: July 13, 4–7 pm. Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier. Photo ID required for entry.

Through Sept. 27: Harry A. Rich, The Vermont Years, So Far… Large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings. July 13, 4–7 pm. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.

Through Sept. 27: Possibilitarian Uprising: Post-Apocalypse for ¾ Empire. Peter Schumann’s woodcuts. This is a large exhibition of woodcuts on cloth banners, inspired by Albrecht Durer’s (1471-1528) engravings depicting the Apocalypse as envisioned in the Book of Revelation. Goddard College Art Gallery, Pratt Center, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. artcommittee@goddard.edu. 322-1604

Goddard Art Gallery

Through Sept. 30: James Peterson, Dreamcatcher. Large-scale interactive installation that was inspired by the magical ice caves of Kamchatka in Siberia. The grounds of Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe. helenday.com

July 21 through Oct. 20: Exposed. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Opening: Saturday, July 21st 4:00 – 8:00 pm. With significant support from the Stowe community, the outdoor sculpture exhibition Exposed will be celebrating it’s 27th year this summer, opening on Saturday July 22st with a walkabout and community festival. Opening Festival is Saturday, July 21st at 4:00 pm. We will start in the Art Center’s galleries for light hors d’oeuvres and wine. From there, join us for the walkabout, which will include short talks by the artists at their piece, and food tastings along the way. We will be ending with a beer and wine garden on the lawn of Helen Day Art Center with live music by George Petit’s Conduit Quartet and a taco truck, all open to the public and family friendly. Self-guided cellphone audio tours; an extensive website; walkabout tours; a full color catalogue with images and descriptions; and a comprehensive map cohesively work to create a more accessible exhibition, engaging the anticipated 75,000+ visitors. helenday.com.

Sun Oct 0 2

Gallery Talk by Stephanie Stouffer

Compass Music and Arts Center, Jones Drive, Brandon, VT, United States
Compass Music and Arts Center, Jones Drive, Brandon, VT, United States

Following a ten year period designing for Hallmark, Belmont artist Stephanie Stouffer had a 35 year career as a freelance artist. She designed more than 1,500 original gouache paintings used for licensing by companies like Caspari, Certified International, and Peking Handicrafts.

With a personal, first-hand experience of truly earning a living as a freelance artist, Stouffer will give a Gallery Talk at the Compass Music and Arts Center, as part of her current exhibit ‘The Creative World of Stephanie Stouffer’, on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm. The artist will share both the creative compromises and rewards of a freelance career in licensing, acknowledging the role her time with Hallmark took in preparing her for her chosen path. She will discuss the demands and frustrations of staying ‘on top’ of the market, of staying creatively fresh and innovative while meeting the commercial interests and time demands of manufacturers, but also why she feels her work proved to be so appealing and successful.   

The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT, 05733 (Park Village used to be the Brandon Training School, located 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon off of Arnold District Rd.). www.cmacvt.org

Thu Oct 0 6

Opening Reception: Shedding Light On The Working Forest

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

Paintings and poetry by visual artist Kathleen Kolb and poet Verandah Porche.

4–7 p.m.

Exhibition runs Oct. 5–Dec. 30

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier

Thu Oct 0 6

Opening Reception: Mary Admasian, Shadowlands

109 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States
109 State St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Mary Admasian is the fourth artist whose work is featured in the Vermont Governor’s Gallery 2016 calendar. Her exhibit titled SHADOWLANDS is a new collection of paintings as well as small sculptures and assemblages. Admasian’s mixed-media paintings are created on birch panels. Her application technique of spray-paint, acrylic paint, graphite, cold wax, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil materials creates a surface that layers the visual space and imagery of each painting.

4–7 p.m.

Exhibit runs October 6–December 30

Pavilion Building, 109 State St., Montpelier

http://MaryAdmasianART.com

 

Fri Oct 0 7

Brenda Myrick at Three Mountain Café

Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield, VT, United States
Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield, VT, United States

Brenda Myrick Vermont native, studied art and art education at the University of Vermont. Brenda works with transparent watercolors to create paintings of local landscapes and portraits for clients from around the country.

Music will be provided by Brenda’s daughter and husband. As always, food and beverages will be provided by Three Mountain Cafe. The Artist requests that you bring a food item for the Local Food Shelf, if you are able.
You can view Brenda’s works at www.myrickgalleries.com

5–6:30 p.m.

Three Mountain Café, Mad River Green Shops, Waitsfield

Fri Oct 0 7

Opening Reception for Show 13 at The Front Gallery

6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Join the collective’s artists at the opening of their latest art show.

5–9 p.m.

www.thefrontvt.com

info@thefrontvt.com

Fri Oct 0 7

Lecture at T.W. Art Gallery

T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

Art During the 1930’s and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with Art Historian Debbie Tait. Learn about the history of the WPA and its artists and the uniqueness of the program and the times the art depicted.

7 p.m.

Sun Oct 0 9

Closing Celebration: Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf, Parables

Kents Corners, Calais, VT, United States
Kents Corners, Calais, VT, United States

The historic Kent Museum in Kents Corner, Calais hosts its annual Art at the Kent exhibition, PARABLES—filling the museum with the paintings, sculpture, and marionettes of Brattleboro-based artists Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes. Kent Museum, Calais. Visit our website at kentscorner.org, for additional information.

Exhibit runs though Oct. 9

3–5 p.m.

Tue Oct 1 1

Reception and Member Meeting: Paletteers of Vermont Fall Art Show

Aldrich Public Library, Washington Street, Barre, VT, United States
Aldrich Public Library, Washington Street, Barre, VT, United States

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Milne Room at the Aldrich Public Library, Barre

Fri Oct 1 4

Throw-A-Thon Ceramics Event

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

The 22nd annual Throw-A-Thon, at which students and the general public create ceramic items from clay to sell, will be noon-midnight Oct. 14 at the Johnson State College ceramics studio.

The fee for members of the public to participate is $5 per person. The artwork made is donated to the studio, where students dry, fire, glaze and re-fire the pieces to sell at JSC’s annual Holiday Ceramics Sale, which will be Nov. 16.

Proceeds will go to Operation Smile, an organization that provides free surgery for children born with a cleft palate.

Over the years, JSC has donated enough money to Operation Smile for 47 facial reconstructive surgeries, in addition to handmade quilts and hospital gowns. In recent years, the college’s donation has been matched by various corporations.

The ceramics sale also has raised money for other organizations, including Vermont CARES and the Clarina Howard Nichols Center.

 

Fri Oct 2 1

Lecture at T.W. Art Gallery

T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

Artists and the Works Progress Administration with Artist Billy Brauer. Learn about the WPA and its history and the imagery of the time. Billy will share an introduction of the history of the W.P.A and the imagery of the period. He will focus his presentation on his personal involvement as a print maker with the Associated American Artists Gallery and the WPA artists that he knew.

7 p.m.

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