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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.

September 14 to 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 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

Sept. 5 – 28: Social Justice Art Exhibit. An exhibit of social justice-themed work by Vermont artist Jerry Ralya will be on display Sept. 5-28 at Quimby Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. The exhibit is free for the public. Ralya, whose studio is in Craftsbury Common, was inspired in part by trips to Auschwitz. From photos he took there, he drew portraits of people who died there. Some of the portraits will be displayed at Quimby Gallery. Quimby Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact the gallery director at Barclay.Tucker@NorthernVermont.edu, call 802.626-6487, or visit jerryralya.com.

Sept. 7 Through Sept. 28: Maggie Neale exhibition. 28 abstract oil paintings using color, form and texture to express the inner dance of the subconscious.  They appeal with movement, emotion, and blended hues.  ART WALK reception with artist in City Center, Montpelier.

 Through September 28: Northern Vermont Art Association Exhibition. The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce an exhibit of the Northern Vermont Art Association (NVAA) members show. The exhibit will be open for viewing on Tuesday, September 4, through Friday, September 28. There will be an opening reception with refreshments served and an opportunity to meet many of the artists on Friday September 7, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Gallery. For more information contact the Gallery’s Director Ginny Callan at 802-262-6035 twwoodgallery@gmail.com or go to www.twwoodgallery.org

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

Sept. 13 – 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.

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

Sept. 17 – Oct. 5Outside Inside Out. Barre artist Sabrina Fadial’s sculpture, installation art and drawings will be on display in the exhibit at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. The exhibit and the opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sept. 19, at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, are free for the public. Fadial earned an M.F.A. degree in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. TuesdayFriday 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 Fadial, visit http://sabrinafadial.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
Sept. 7 through Oct. 31: Abstract within the Square – Paintings by Maggie Neale Jaquith Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield.
September 7 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.

Sept. 18 – 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

Sept. 18 – 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

Sept. 18 – 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

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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  • Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit Opening Reception

    Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Exhibit Opening Reception

    17:00-19:00
    2018/04/05
    Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    April 5, 5–7 pm

    Bryan Blanchette a 21st-century Abenaki Singer/Songwriter artist working in a 10,000-year-old tradition in music and performance will play and sing at the reception. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

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

    Although many mediums are represented in the exhibit, the unifying theme is all of the art is inspired by Abenaki culture. The exhibit runs April 3–27.

    262-6035, info@twwoodgallery.org, twwoodgallery.org

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  • Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH) at Studio Place Arts

    Big Arty SPA Happening (BASH) at Studio Place Arts

    20:00-22:00
    2018/04/20
    201 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    201 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Friday, April 20, 2018, 7-9PM

    Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs.  Musical performance by Old Rocket, a Southern Old-Time String band including Dana and Susan Robinson, and special guest Tom MacKenzie.  Cash bar by Morse Block Deli.  Tickets:  $15 advance/$25 day-of event

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  • Grand Opening: “Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont”

    Grand Opening: “Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont”

    09:00-16:00
    2018/04/28
    60 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    60 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    April 28, 9 am–4 pm

    Exhibit “Anything for Speed” explores over a century of the history and evolution of racing in Vermont through the objects, photographs and recollections that comprise this unique story.

    Vermont History Center
    60 Washington St
    Barre, VT 05641

    http://vermonthistory.org
    info@vermonthistory.org
    (802) 479-8500″ Exhibit is open through March 30, 2019

    Free Admission from 9am-12pm. $5-7/person after that

  • “Nine” Musical April 26-29 at NVU-Johnson

    “Nine” Musical April 26-29 at NVU-Johnson

    19:00
    2018/04/28
    170 S Pond Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    170 S Pond Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    JOHNSON, VERMONT — The student theater troupe at Northern Vermont University-Johnson will present the Tony award-winning musical “Nine,” about the challenges of an Italian filmmaker, April 26-29 at the Dibden Center for the Arts on campus.

    Performances will start at 7 p.m. April 26-28 and 2 p.m. April 29. Tickets are $10 a person (cash only) for the public.

    “Nine,” based on the 1963 Federico Fellini film “8 ½,” tells the story of film director Guido Contini as he deals with personal and professional crises and faces demands from the women in his life. Daniel Day-Lewis starred in the 2009 film “Nine.” The musical won a Tony award for the 2003 Broadway revival that starred Antonio Banderas and for the original 1982 Broadway production.

    Laura Roald, head of the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington, will direct the NVU production, which will include music by members of NVU-Johnson’s student ensembles.

    To reserve tickets, contact the Dibden Center box office at jscboxoffice@jsc.edu, or call 802.635.1476 Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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