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EXHIBITS

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.

Through Oct. 21: The Roots of My Raising. George Woodard’s photo exhibit covers the 106-year history of the Woodard Family Farm in Waterbury Vermont, from the time George’s grandfather purchased it. This exhibit is George’s story of his appreciation for his ancestors, for this beautiful farm and for the ancestor who had a camera around and made folks get their picture taken. The text in the exhibit comes from the diaries of his ancestors. The exhibit can be viewed Wed-Fri, noon-4 pm; from 6:30-7:30 pm Thu-Sat; and 1-2pm Sun; and of course before, during intermissions, and after performances of DISAPPEARANCES. Artist’s Retrospective: 1:15 pm in the LNT Lobby Gallery on Sunday Oct 14, immediately prior to the 2pm performance of Disappearances that day.

Through Oct 24: Photography by Lisa Manning. Images captured by freelance nature and wildlife photographer Lisa Manning are on display in the Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center. The exhibit, free and open to the public, features a series of scenes from Vermont to Alaska and across the seasons. Among Manning’s wildlife subjects on display at Gifford are a snowy owl, bald eagle, and moose. Also featured are several landscape and scenic photographs, including of Alaska’s glaciers and Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. The Gifford Gallery is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance at 44 S. Main St., Route 12, in Randolph. Artwork may be purchased at the hospital’s Garden Gate Gift Shop, open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 802-728-7000 or email contactus@giffordmed.org.

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
Through Oct 26: Animation Festival Exhibit. Work by students at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Northern Vermont University-Johnson and Bennington College will be featured in an animation exhibit at NVU-Lyndon’s Quimby Gallery. The exhibit is part of the annual Vermont Animation Festival, on several dates in October. The exhibit and the festival, mostly at NVU-Lyndon Oct. 16, are free and open to the public. The gallery’s regular hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A gallery reception for the exhibit, which will focus on early animation techniques, will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Various forms of animation will be represented at the festival, including film, zoetropes and digital work. www.vermontanimation. org

Through October 30: Sumi-e Meditations. Sumi-e Meditations, an exhibit of paintings by Ronda Stoll, will be on exhibit at the Morrisville Post Office. Stoll was drawn to the simplicity and meditative aspects when she began oriental brush painting over 20 years ago. Oriental painting is a direct embodiment of the union of artistic expression and stillness. From grinding the ink stick on the ink stone to putting the brush to the rice paper, it is the manifestation of stillness in the breath. With each exhale the bamboo comes to life on the paper and what emerges is accepted with no retouching. The simplicity of black ink on white paper and the emergent form is a source of peace and joy for Stoll. The Morrisville Post Office is located at 16 Portland Street, open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. Questions may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

Through Oct. 31: Abstract within the Square – Paintings by Maggie Neale Jaquith Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield.

Through Oct.: Flea Market Finds. Photographs by Mark Dixon at the Chelsea Public Library, 802-685-2188 (markdixonphotography.com)

Oct. 15 – Nov. 2: That’s Not Me. Vermont artist Randa Morris’s mixed media drawings will be featured in the exhibit “That’s Not Me” at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. The exhibit and the opening reception 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18, at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, are free for the public. Morris, a student in NVU-Johnson’s Master of Fine Arts program, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Johnson State College. The 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 call 802.635.1469.

Through November 2: Macaulay in Montpelier: selected sketches and drawings. Opening reception Friday, September 14, 5 to 7 pm. Internationally recognized author and illustrator David Macaulay will exhibit images from eight of his books, including preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010. Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery, 136 State Street, Montpelier

 Through Nov. 3: Familiars: Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith. This exhibition demonstrates the uniqueness, as well as the intersections, of the printmaking practices that Hammond and Smith have developed as contemporaries and friends over the last twenty years. Opening reception: Friday, September 21st, 5pm-7pm. Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm. Helen Day Art Center Main Gallery. Donations. mail@helenday.com

Through Nov. 3: Rock Solid XVIII. Opening Reception:  Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone.  Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite.  (For info, go to [studioplacearts.com])  Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641

Through Nov. 3: Finding the Quiet. Opening Reception:  Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm. by Linda Finkelstein – works in rust, eucalyptus and indigo. Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641

Through Nov. 3: TENSION. Opening Reception:  Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30PMSite-specific installation art of socio-cultural and environmental datascapes by Tuyen Nguyen and Misook Park. Studio Place Arts (SPA), 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641

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.

Through Nov. 20: Listening to Rocks: Work by Dianne Shullenberger and John Snell. Dianne Shullenberger of Jericho is well known for her fabulously intricate fabric collage pieces that present landscape and nature in a unique way. John Snell is a photographer from Montpelier. Public reception: Friday, October 19, 5-7 pm. At 6 pm, there will be a short artist talk. All are welcome to this public reception to look, listen, and speak with the artists. 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.

Oct. 31 – Nov. 23: Matthew Sylvester Exhibit. Art by painter and illustrator Matthew Sylvester of East Calais will be featured at Quimby Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. The exhibit and a gallery reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 are free for the public. The gallery’s regular hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday. Sylvester, who used to specialize in comics art, now is a freelance illustrator who creates book covers, movie posters, page illustrations and concept art. For more information about the exhibit, email the gallery director at Barclay.Tucker@ NorthernVermont.edu. For more information about Sylvester, visit http://www. matthewsylvesterart.com/.

Through November: Carole Naquin Exhibition. Her soft pastel paintings which capture the energy of sky, river and field.  They are calming, grounding, and alive.  View these landscapes at Artisans Hand Gallery, Montpelier; meet the artist during ART WALK September 6.

Through Dec. 2: Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters. For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there. Live storytelling event with Ethan Hubbard: Thursday Oct 25, 7 pm. Highland Center for the Arts.

Oct. 19–Dec. 2: Show 28. The Front celebrates the opening of Show 28, featuring latest work of the gallery’s member artists, including our new members! Opening reception: Friday October 19, 4-7 pm. Hours: Fri 4-7 Sat & Sun 11-5. 6 Barre Street in downtown Montpelier. www.thefrontvt.com, info@thefrontvt.com, (802) 552-0877

Through Dec. 16: Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia. Opening Reception October 20, Saturday, 4-6 pm. Gerald Auten uses powdered graphite or graphite pencils on dense, smooth hot-pressed paper or onto the back of old museum posters and postcards. To the powdered graphite, he adds a bonding element, WD40, turpentine, or linseed oil, often buffing the surface. The work takes many months to achieve the dense metallic, oily surfaces. The affect is luminous, deeply saturated, mysterious and mischievous. Auten is a senior lecturer in Studio Art at Dartmouth College, where he teaches drawing, architecture, and senior seminar. White River Gallery, 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. 498-8438, Monday-Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. Call first, or by appointment Contact curator, Dian Parker: dianparker9@gmail.com

Through Jan. 7: Altered Spaces Group Exhibition.Opening reception: October 6, 2018 at 5:30pm – free and open to the public. The exhibition opens with a dynamic collection of work – including collage, photography, painting, and multimedia installation in September which will build in layers throughout the Fall – inviting the public to revisit and interact as the exhibition continues. The exhibition is curated by Kelly Holt and features artists:  Paul Gruhler, Dana Heffern, Ric Kasini Kadour, Lydia Kern, Erika Senft Miller, John M. Miller and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa. For further information on the Altered Spaces exhibition, please call 802.760.4634 or visit sprucepeakarts.org.

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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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