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The Museum of Everyday Life is soliciting participation in the creation of its upcoming exhibition featuring locks & keys, which will open on Sunday May 27th, 2018! The Museum of Everyday Life is a five year-old venture whose goal is to explore, analyze and celebrate everyday life objects. For this exhibition, we are seeking contributions consisting of or relating to all aspects of locks and keys, including but not limited to padlocks, door locks, combination locks, lever handle locks, cam locks, rim/mortise locks, profile cylinder locks, wooden pin tumbler locks, double-sided keys, dimple keys, barrel keys, skeleton keys, tubular keys, paracentric keys, abloy keys, key cards, etc. We will explore related topics such as imprisonment, escape artists, chastity belts, diaries, safe cracking, locksmithing and lock picking. We welcome your contributions in any form, from personal artifacts accompanied by your individual narrative; 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 old keys or locks you’d like to get rid of would be welcome as well. Please be aware that this 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.  Sometimes the volume of contributions that we receive mean that we are unable to display everything; the museum curatorial staff makes the final display decisions. Please submit your proposal by April 15th. Finished objects must be received no later than May 10th.  To contribute to the exhibition, or for more information, contact Clare Dolan via the “contact us” form on the Museum website www.museumofeverydaylife.org. Our mailing address is 3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, VT 05839.Contributors who include a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope or box with their entry will ensure that it will be returned upon completion of the exhibition.

Interested in participating in the exhibit installation? Community work days will be May 4th & May 6th, and weekends of May 12th–13th, and May 19th– 20th. Intensive installation week will be from May 21st   through May 26th, 2018. Make sure you use the “contact us” form on the museum website to let museum staff know when you plan to attend.

EXHIBITS

April – May: On the Brink: Artists Take Action. This exhibit at the gallery of Central Vermont Medical Center that celebrates art and raises awareness about endangered species. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird, and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the “natural” or “background” rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65 million years ago.

Through April 30: MSAC Photography and Poetry Exhibit. MSAC members –- most are students of Jeanne Cook and Linda Hogan — display their poems and photographs in the MSAC Community Room all month long in celebration of PoemCity. Come enjoy—free!

April 30 Through May 8: The Annual Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Student Art Exhibit will run April 30-May 8 at Quimby Gallery on campus. The exhibit is free for the public. Each year, students submit art in various media, and faculty members judge the work. The exhibit is sponsored by NVU-Lyndon’s Visual Arts Department and the campus Lecture & Arts Series. Quimby Gallery is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, email Barclay.Tucker@ NorthernVermont.edu.

Through May 12: Hannah Morris, The Feast of Fools. Painted collages and soft sculpture installations exploring the intersection of the sublime, the absurd, and the mundane in recognizable moments and places. Studio Place Arts, Barre.

Through May 12: Vessels: Containment and Displacement, Useful to Grand at the Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery at Bennington College. Tuesdays – Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Please note that for this show only the Gallery will be open on Sundays. The Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery is delighted to present Vessels: Containment and Displacement, Useful to Grand, a sweeping exhibition of hollow-form ceramics.

Through May 19: Sande French-Stockwell, Portraits of a Different Kind. Through this search of ancient connections are our new possible beings and Be-comings. French-Stockwell has presented her latest pieces: both works on paper and in the round and invites you to celebrate your dreams! Ms. Stockwell has fallen in love with the creative freedom newly found in plaster. Axel’s Gallery, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury.

May 3–24: Kinder Arts – End of Year Retrospective. Includes collage, visual arts, and mixed media, and is produced by young artists enrolled in the River Arts’ Kinder Arts Program ​for the 2017-2018 school year​​. Copley Common Space Gallery at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. riverarts.org

Through May 28: Post-Apocalypse for 3/4 Empire. Peter Schumann’s woodcuts, Post-Apocalypse for ¾ Empire, are on exhibit in the Gallery from now through May 28. Come by for a special event on Sunday, May 20 to celebrate the work, including an artist’s talk, music, and performances by Peter Schumann and Company. Per Bread & Puppet tradition, bread and aioli will be served; cheap art, Bread and Puppet Press publications, and exhibit banners will be for sale. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro.

Through May 28: Muse. Three Vermont artists reflect on spirit guides, journeying, introspection and winter’s quiet. Where inspiration and magic live side by side and a deep appreciation for the natural world permeates everything. Artists are Amanda Weisenfeld (hand felter), Jess Polanshek (illustrator), and Kristin Richland (painter/illustrator). Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St.,  Greensboro.
Through May 29: Anecdotes: Paintings by Philip Hagopian. Rural landscapes. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd., Shelburne. w.fsgallery.com
Through May 31: Imagining Home. Innovative home design born of collaboration between community members dealing with homelessness and prominent local architects. Vermont State House Cafeteria, 115 Main St., Montpelier.
Through May 31: Kumari Patricia. In Patricia’s acrylic paintings, she releases all boundaries and definition of the landscape, reflecting the story of her life’s journey and relationships along the way. The HiVE (next to the Red Hen Baking Co.), 961 Route 2, Middlesex. thehivevt.com
Through May 31: MSAC May Art Show. The artists of Jeneane Lunn’s Intermediate Pastel Class at MSAC present works in the Community Room gallery. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., 223-2518, msac@montpelier-vt.org, montpelier-vt.org/msac.
Through June 1: The VCFA and Vermont Studio Center (VSC) 2018 Alumnx Exhibition is titled it went like this: the skyline was beautiful on fire and will run until June 1. Many alumnx of VCFA and VSC submitted work to be considered in the upcoming group show juried by Meg Onli, the Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Alumnx is a gender-neutral term that embraces the full spectrum of gender identities within our community. Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday by appointment only, and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed Friday, May 25. If you would like to make an appointment to view the show outside of gallery hours, please contact Brittany M. Powell: brittany.powell@vcfa.edu and/or Thatiana Oliveira: thatiana.Oliveira@vcfa.edu.
Through June 7: Material Flows: Rhythm in Collage and Sculpture, by Rob Hitzig, Louise LaPlante, and Brian Walters. 
Group show of collage works and sculptures that visually explores material space as rhythm, disruption, and disorder. Goddard Art Gallery in the Eliot Pratt Library, Plainfield. 322-1604.
Through June 8: Resa Blatman, Trouble in Paradise Exhibition of 17 elegantly crafted and exuberant paintings, the artist offers up a visual commentary on climate change and its increasing threat to migratory birds and other animal species. Special related programming such as free gallery talks and film screenings will be scheduled throughout the course of the show. Catamount Arts Main Gallery, St., Johnsbury. 748-2600. catamountarts.org.
Through June 10: Vermont Landscapes. 38 paintings by 19 artists, all of whom paint in Vermont. The Lamoille County Courthouse, 154 Main St, Hyde Park. bryangallery.org
Through June 16: Passages, the 2018 Area Artist Exhibit, opens with a reception at Chandler Gallery on Saturday April 28th from 5-7 pm. This open call exhibit features the work of diverse and talented artists working in all mediums from digital image making to traditional watercolors. Each artist responded to the universal theme of Passages and interpreted it with personal references and metaphors with creative and imaginative energy. The Gallery will be open Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 12-6 pm and during performances through June 16th.
May 4 – June 16: The Front, downtown Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery, presents SHOW 25, opening on Friday, March 4, 2018, 4-8 PM, in conjunction with Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk. The exhibition, running May 4 – June 16, 2018, will showcase the latest works of the gallery’s membership of Vermont-based contemporary artists. In addition, the Front will present work by guest artist Mary Admasian, a multidisciplinary artist who explores raw forms, layered spaces, and abstract perception. Learn more about Mary’s work here: https://maryadmasianart.com. Enjoy live music by composer and musician Ben Cosgrove (https://www.bencosgrove.com), light refreshments, and drinks during the May 4th opening reception. Regular gallery hours are Fridays 5 – 8 PM, Saturdays 11 AM-8 PM, and by appointment. Free and open to the public. Learn more about The Front here: www.thefrontvt.com. Contact the gallery at info@thefrontvt.com or by phone (802) 552-0877.
Through June 16: Passages, the 2018 Area Artist Exhibit. Features the work of diverse and talented artists working in all mediums from digital image making to traditional watercolors. Each artist responded to the universal theme of Passages and interpreted it with personal references and metaphors with creative and imaginative energy. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph.
 May 3 – June 19: The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets at River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT. The non-profit Endangered Alphabets Project, founded in 2010, flourishes on the borderlands between art and woodwork, painting and typography, linguistics and anthropology, creative design and cultural preservation, ethnography and spirituality. Originally intended to preserve some of the world’s endangered writing systems by carving them in boards of beautiful Vermont curly maple, the Alphabets have expanded to encompass artwork, poetry, sound sculpture, and furniture. Join River Arts in celebrating Tim Brooke’s work on Thursday, May 3, from 5-7pm for an Artist Talk and Reception. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar. Gallery hours: Sunday – Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.. For off hours please call ahead. Admission is free. River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility 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.
May 3–June 24: The Russians and Friends. A selection of paintings by four visiting artists from Russia, and some of their American friends, who recently painted together in Jeffersonville. Reception on May 6; artist roundtable 1 pm, reception 2–4 pm. Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville. bryangallery.org
Through June 28: Tom Merwin, The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata. Paintings. Opening reception: April 4, 4–7 pm; Montpelier Art Walk, May 4, 4–7 pm. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St., Montpelier.
Through June 28: Carolyn Egeli, For the Love of Vermont. Paintings. Opening reception: April 4, 4–7 pm; Montpelier Art Walk, May 4, 4–7 pm. Governor’s Gallery, 109 State St., Montpelier. Photo ID required for entry.
May 1–June 29: Ronald Slayton, Master of Watercolor. Highlights two watercolor murals “The Last Supper” (1985) and “The Hunger Dream” (1985). Art Talk panel discussion: May 4, 5–8 pm. with Nancy Price Graff, Bobby Gosh, and Tom Slayton. T.W. Wood Gallery, Barre St., Montpelier.

Through June 29: “Artists to Watch Part II” Opens in Spotlight Gallery. The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with Kasini House, presents “Artists to Watch Part II,” the second exhibition in a survey of contemporary Vermont art. Curator Ric Kasini Kadour, editor and publisher of Vermont Art Guide, worked with six art professionals to identify artists they believe are on the verge of doing great things. “Artists to Watch Part II” opens Friday, May 4, at the Council’s Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. A reception for the artists and Vermont Art Guide Meet and Greet will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit will run until June 29. Part II of the exhibit is featured in Vermont Art Guide #7.

 

May 2 – June 30: Common Objects & Uncommon Places – Paintings by Carrie Caouette-De Lallo. Art Exhibit Opening, Chelsea Public Library, Wed. May 2nd, 5–7 pm.   The show will include a selection of acrylics on paper, which focuses on common objects — meditations on the shape and color of a variety of fruit–as well as landscapes from her travels through the United States, Portugal and Spain.   Carrie is the founder of the Chelsea Arts Collective.  For more information call 685-2188 or see the newsletter at www.chelsealibrary.com  Refreshments will be served.

Through August 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.”

June 15, 2018 – September 8: \ re-klə-ˈmā-shən \ 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. 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

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