|Haley Bishop Burlington in the Winter (11"x8.5"; mixed media; 2011)|
On December’s First Friday Art Walk, there are 41 venues in Burlington, Shelburne, and Winooski staying open late to welcome Art Walkers and share in our incredible art scene. In the print edition of Art Map Burlington, look for listings with a *, which indicates the venue is open for First Friday Art Walk.
Some venues are having events, several have live music, and all of them have something worth checking out. You might also find a special gift for the holidays.
Here are the First Friday Art Walk events and some other venues that Art Map recommends checking out:
Old North End:
The Rose Street Gallery is hosting an artist reception for the capstone class in Visual Arts at CCV. “Project of 8″ presents work by Jessica Adcock (mixed media on canvas), Mary Arnold (ceramics), Grace Byrne (acrylic and fabric on canvas), Randi-Lynn Crowther (acrylic and pastel on canvas), Jaime Jimenez (mixed media on board), Kasey Loyer (watercolor on paper), Amber Rizzo (mixed media on paper), and Carter Shappy.
Award-winning Vermont artist Mark Boedges is always open for First Friday Art Walk. He recently celebrated his gallery’s first anniversary. Stop by and see his latest work at Mark Boedges Fine Art Gallery on Battery Street.
The Winooski Holiday Art Market is in full swing at the Winooski Welcome Center and Gallery. Over 30 artists present a wide range of fine art, fine craft, jewelry, food, and more for the holidays.
The Shelburne Pond Studios is off the beaten path, but Ruth Murphy of Vermont Glass Designs and Lyna Lou Nordstrom of the Lyna Lou Line will be on hand to welcome you. At Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, stop by for the opening of the 21st Annual Winter Group Exhibit with featured artist, sculptor Kerry O. Furlani.
South End Arts District:
If you haven’t made it down Flynn Avenue to Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, December’s First Friday Art Walk offers an added enticement: the opening reception for Haley Bishop’s mixed media imagery, “The Places I Know” (image left). Creative Competition is on once more at RL Photo on Sears Lane. At Christ the King on Locust Street, enjoy some classical music performed by local youth while viewing Edward Alonzo’s photography series, “Icons”.
On Pine Street, S.P.A.C.E. and The Backspace welcome holiday shoppers for the 4th annual “Small Works & Ornaments” show. Brickels Studio Gallery opens a show of work created in the 3AM Mad Scientist Workshop VII. The “Sunday Series” by Lincoln Halloran opens with live music at Speaking Volumes. In the Unsworth Block, the SEABA Gallery opens its South End Holiday sHOP Holiday Market. SEABA’s neighbor, Davis Studio Gallery, also has holiday shopping on offer, with art and craft by Teresa Davis, Sarah Bunker, Lydia Littwin, Jesse Cronin, and Charlotte Albers. Studio 266 opens their Group Holiday Art Exhibit.
Joy Huckins-Noss’ oil paintings, “The Texture of Light”, are up at Pompanoosuc Mills only until January 3, so December’s First Friday Art Walk is a great opportunity to see this luminous work. At Nectar’s, check out the opening for painter Christian Tubau Arjona and photographer Brian Jenkins.
Vintage Jewelers swings with the work of Jolene Garanzha and Dana Dale Lee and the music of Aristocat. Kathryn Milillo paints Vermont landscapes, see them at the opening reception at Left Bank Home & Garden. On Church Street at Salaam & The Men’s Store, enjoy live music while looking at portraiture, abstracts, and multimedia work by Burlington artist Mary Angelina. At Red Square, get a kick at the opening of Jesse Azarian’s series, “To Boldly Search for Bacon”. Burlington artist Jenna Endresen is on hand for her gallery debut at New City Galerie.