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Through August 4 – August 31:  “Transition” A Member Exhibit of the Art Resource Association. There is an opening reception on Thursday, August9, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and will offer an opportunity to meet many of the artists, enjoy refreshments and purchase local art at affordable prices. The exhibit consists of Vermont artists work including Michael Badamo, Jozefa Bala, Maggie Neale, Linda Hogan, Margaret Pulaski, Emily Sloan, Merry Schmidt, Roger Weingarten and many more. A diverse array of mediums will be shown including acrylic, digital art, oils, pastels, photography and watercolor. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 46 Barre Street in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

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.

Aug. 27 through Sept. 13 : The multimedia graffiti art and hip-hop music of Goddard College alumni Kiriakos “Yako 440” Prodis and Baba Israel will be on display Aug. 27-Sept. 13 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. Prodis and Israel, who both earned bachelor’s and master of fine arts degrees from Goddard, will give a talk 3-5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the closing reception at the gallery in the Dibden Center for the Arts. The exhibit and talk are free for the public. The exhibit, Soul Inscribed: The Art of Yako 440 and Baba Israel, includes graffiti-based paintings, stencils and music videos. The show is inspired by the songs “Let Them In” and “Let Us Begin” by Soul Inscribed, a hip-hop/spoken word band the artists belong to. The exhibit’s social justice and equal rights themes invite dialogue about racism, walls, bans and borders. The Julian Scott gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the exhibit, contact the gallery director at Phillip.Robertson@ northernvermont.edu or 802-635-1469. For more information about the artists, visit http://www.babaisrael.com/ and https://www.yako440.com/.

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.

Though Aug. 30: Edgewater In Stowe: Exploring Air. Edgewater Gallery. 151 Main Street, Stowe.

Through August 31: Heart and Eye. This is an exhibit of high-contrast black-and-white photographic portraits from Bolivia, Cuba, Ukraine, Myanmar, Laos and the U.S.  At the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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.

Aug. 3–31: Thin Places, Sacred Spaces. Presented by the Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House. Eight local photographers will exhibit their interpretation of these holy spaces. Fri.–Sun., noon–5 pm. 4355 Main St., Rt. 100, Waitsfield.

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.

Print Description:   Anita Zotkina is known for creating delightfully spiritual artwork. She derives her inspiration from the natural environment where she finds peace and harmony. Using various creatvie media, ranging from thick oil on canvas to textured acrylic on paper, Anita’s work fills the heart with love, inner peace, and positive healing energy.

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. 9: Eric AHO: A Thousand Acres. Eric Aho has reckon’d a thousand acres, and continues to do so – brush in hand.  A thousand acres – the earth – is a wondrous thing and Aho’s paintings evoke that wonder, that contemplation, and marvel. Aho’s paintings evoke a sense of place rather than a specific place. He paints what can be sensed, not necessarily seen, in observed places and ultimately – his paintings simply, expertly, radiate joy. Highland Center for the Arts.

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: 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. 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

Aug. 10–Sept. 30: Show 27 at The Front. The collective gallery’s latest show. Opening reception: Aug, 19, 4–7 pm. Now open weekends: Fri., 4–7 pm; Sat.–Sun., 11 am–5 pm. 6 Barre St., Montpelier. thefrontvt.com

Through Sept.: Anita Zotkina. Friday, September 7; reception 4-8pm. Artwork will be on display through the month of September. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier. 802-223-1981. www.cheshirecatclothing.com.

Sept. 7–Oct. 7. Backstory—Art at the Kent. Backstory, is about both the artist’s history as well as that of the materials used. Kent Museum, 7 Old West Church Rd., Calais.kentscorner.org

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.

Sept. 4 through Oct 26: An Artists Journey. a Warren Kimble exhibit. The exhibit will draw on more than 50 years of Kimble’s experience as a fine artist, educator and antiques collector. The exhibit will include works from “Let the Sun Shine” a collection of abstract acrylic paintings that reflect optimism for the future through the textures, shapes, and color palette, American folk art that features animals, rural landscapes and buildings of Vermont and “Widows of War,” works that involve mixed media including paintings and sculpture. An opening reception will be held on Friday September, 7th from 5-8:00 pm with an Art Talk by Warren Kimble at 6 pm. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. Warren will lead a two-day Lazy Susan workshop on September 8-9 at the Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-4 and by appointment. 802-262-6035. twwoodgallery.org

Aug. 14 Through Nov. 9: Mountains, Mesas, and Monoliths:  Gold-toned Brownprints of Zion Canyon by Matt Larson. For as long as human society has existed, there have been sacred landscapes- places where the natural world compels us to contemplate the myths and mysteries of our origin and encourages us to experience the transcendental.  This show includes 18 framed, smaller-scaled gold-toned brownprints and 8 large-scale, unframed gold-toned brownprints of Zion Canyon, in Utah. On display at the Morse Block Deli located at 260 N. Main St., Barre.

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  • VCFA MFA in Visual Art Program: Visiting Artists Presentation: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Community and Collaboration

    VCFA MFA in Visual Art Program: Visiting Artists Presentation: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Community and Collaboration

    13:15-14:45
    2017/02/01
    Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    VCFA MFA in Visual Art Program: Visiting Artists Presentation:
    Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Community and Collaboration
    With Artist-in-Residence, Mildred Beltré, and her collaborator, Visiting Artist Oasa DuVerney,

    • Wednesday, February 1, 1:15-2:45 pm
    • Location: VCFA Noble Lounge, College Street

    The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a socially-engaged project started in 2010 by artists Mildred Beltré and Oasa DuVerney. Dubbing themselves the “Official Unofficial Artists in Residence” of our block, they set up tents, tables, and art supplies on the street outside their apartment building and invited anyone walking by to stop and make art with us. In this way they co-founded the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine (BHAM), a collaborative public art intervention that explores art-making as a community-building tool in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

     

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  • Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt

    Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt

    16:00-20:00
    2017/02/03
    Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
    Date: Friday, 2/3/2017, from 4:00-8:00pm
    Artwork will be on display through the month of February.

    Cathy Stevens-Pratt is a graphic designer and illustrator creating whimsical and colorful paintings, prints and cards. Featuring her latest series of Cats, of course.

    The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT

    802-223-1981

    venue website: www.cheshirecatclothing.com

  • Opening Reception: Show 15

    Opening Reception: Show 15

    16:00-20:00
    2017/02/03
    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    4–8 p.m.

    6 Barre Street, Montpelier

    The Front celebrates the opening of collective gallery’s latest show. SHOW 15 is part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.

    SHOW 15 runs from February 3 – March 11, 2017

  • Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit

    Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit

    18:00-19:30
    2017/02/03
    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Feb. 3, 6–7:30 p.m. Talk by Paula Higgins

    Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit on display Jan. 17–March 3.

    Includes work of twelve Guild members. The Guilds mission is to provide a welcoming group that can teach, encourage, excite and inspire Guild members to reach whatever level of craft they are comfortable with. Works from the T.W. Wood permanent Collection and the Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Collection will also be showing.

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

    twwoodgallery@gmail.com

  • Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan

    Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan

    18:00-19:00
    2017/02/03
    Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    6–7 p.m. during ArtWalk

    Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier. Info grianherbs.com 802-223-0043

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    • Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
      Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
      16:00-20:00
      2017/02/03
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Cheshire Cat, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Art Opening: Cathy Stevens-Pratt
      Date: Friday, 2/3/2017, from 4:00-8:00pm
      Artwork will be on display through the month of February.

      Cathy Stevens-Pratt is a graphic designer and illustrator creating whimsical and colorful paintings, prints and cards. Featuring her latest series of Cats, of course.

      The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT

      802-223-1981

      venue website: www.cheshirecatclothing.com

    • Opening Reception: Show 15
      Opening Reception: Show 15
      16:00-20:00
      2017/02/03
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      4–8 p.m.

      6 Barre Street, Montpelier

      The Front celebrates the opening of collective gallery’s latest show. SHOW 15 is part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.

      SHOW 15 runs from February 3 – March 11, 2017

    • Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit
      Opening celebratory talk for Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit
      18:00-19:30
      2017/02/03
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Feb. 3, 6–7:30 p.m. Talk by Paula Higgins

      Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Exhibit on display Jan. 17–March 3.

      Includes work of twelve Guild members. The Guilds mission is to provide a welcoming group that can teach, encourage, excite and inspire Guild members to reach whatever level of craft they are comfortable with. Works from the T.W. Wood permanent Collection and the Works Progress Administration: Federal Art Collection will also be showing.

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

      twwoodgallery@gmail.com

    • Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan
      Opening reception: Watercolor Paintings by Fiona Sullivan
      18:00-19:00
      2017/02/03
      Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Grian Herbs Apothecary, Elm Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      6–7 p.m. during ArtWalk

      Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier. Info grianherbs.com 802-223-0043

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  • Opening Reception: 3 New Show at Studio Place Arts

    Opening Reception: 3 New Show at Studio Place Arts

    15:00-17:00
    2017/02/04
    Studio Place Arts, North Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

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

    Feb. 4, 3–5 p.m.

    SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 469-7069. studioplacearts.com

    In the main floor gallery: Round & Around – Art exploring spheres, circles and endless loops.  Curated by Janet Van Fleet.

    In the second floor gallery: Clever Hand by Carol Radspecher; and

    In the third floor gallery: Classic to Spontaneous Letterforms:  Retrospective Exhibit of Rene Schall’s Calligraphy

    Exhibits on display Jan. 31–March 4

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  • Reception for “Response”

    Reception for “Response”

    17:00
    2017/02/08
    Johnson State College, College Hill Road, Johnson, VT, United States

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

    Feb. 8, 5 p.m.

    Johnson State College, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson.

    Photography exhibit featuring work by Vermont artists Kelly Holt, Duncan Johnson and Mary Zompetti. Part of the “On Photography” exhibit series.

    Exhibit runs through March 17

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

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  • Art History: Black Artists in America

    Art History: Black Artists in America

    13:00-14:30
    2017/02/09
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Thursday, February 9, 1-2:30pm

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

    Free and open to the public

    From the slave crafts of tools and quilts in the 18th century to paintings and sculpture in the 19th century, black artists (Banister, Porter, Lewis, and Tanner) worked in the Western cultural tradition to be accepted in that world. Gradually in the 20th century, black artists (Harlem renaissance, Savage, Hayden, Laurence, Bearden, and Ringold) expressed black life in America as a fusion of African and Caribbean styles with that European tradition. Art historian Debby Tait presents.

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  • Artist Talk: Marie LaPre’ Grabon and Kathy Stark

    Artist Talk: Marie LaPre’ Grabon and Kathy Stark

    17:30-18:30
    2017/02/23
    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, VT, United States

    Artist Talk: Marie LaPre’ Grabon and Kathy Stark
    Thursday, February 23, 5:30-6:30pm
    Free
    Held at the River Arts Center in Morrisville, www.RiverArtsVT.org.
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