Saturday, January 18, 2014

MORRISVILLE: Kelly Holt mixed media paintings at River Arts

Dancing Barefoot by Kelly Holt
Kelly Holt - "Where"
January 9 - March 9, 2014

River Arts Center
Morrisville, VT

River Arts is pleased to present "Where", a series of mixed media paintings by Kelly Holt, January 9 - March 9, at the River Arts Center in Morrisville.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The exhibit "Where" features mixed media work by artist Kelly Holt. Holt uses questions and musings on Paul Gauguin’s painting "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" as a reference point for the exhibition. Addressing how turbulence changes direction in a planned path, Holt's work asks the viewer to question "How did I get here?" and "Do we ever know where we are going?" Layering her surfaces on panel with acrylic, oil paint, graphite, oil pastel and patches of Japanese Kozo papers,  Holt builds the ground up, rolls over it, and scrapes into the images - leaving traces of history in the process.  Drawings question the human form through a lens of construction, proportion and fragmentation.

Kelly Holt is a Vermont artist currently exhibiting in galleries throughout New England. Holt has been involved in children's art programs, summer camps, and research on the creative process, teaching at the Portland Museum of Art, the Helen Day Art Center,  the Vermont Studio Center and River Arts.  A native of the Boston area, Holt received her BA from Boston College, studying studio art with a concentration in painting, as well as English Literature. She received her master's degree in Art Education at Johnson State College, where she completed research, thesis and studio work on art and identity.

The Common Space Gallery is located at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT.

The Gallery at River Arts
River Arts Center, 2nd Floor
74 Pleasant Street
Morrisville, VT

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. 
Admission is free.

For off hours, please call River Arts:

RANDOLPH: Vermont Printmakers Exhibit at Chandler Gallery

18 Vermont Printmakers 
Jeannie Podolak
Chandler Gallery
Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18
4-6 pm / artist talk at 5 pm
exhibit continues through Sunday, March 5, 2014

The work of eighteen Vermont printmakers comprises Chandler Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Making an Impression”. The public is warmly invited to a free opening reception in Randolph on Saturday January 18 from 4-6 PM, with an artist talk at 5 PM. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Carol MacDonald
The artists represent communities that stretch from Chittenden County and the Northeast Kingdom to southern Vermont. Their wide-ranging work is inspired by the natural world; reflections on cyclical tendencies and life cycles; patterns and symmetry in the natural world; reflections on aging; and the history of art and sacred geometry.

The show features many styles of printmaking, including monotypes, etchings, collagraphs, and relief prints. Some work includes combinations of various techniques. In addition to framed work for sale, many of the artists will also be offering more affordable prints from limited editions.


Marian Wilmott
Exhibiting artists include: Jeanne Amato (South Royalton), Bobbi Angell (Marlboro), Brian Cohen (Westminster), Victoria Herzberg (Sharon), Judith Lampe (Enfield, NH), Erika Lawlor Schmidt (Pawlet), Carol MacDonald (Colchester), Tinka Martell (Fairfax), Grace Nelson (Jericho), Helen O’Donnell (Putney), Jeannie Podolak (Chittenden), Phillip Robertson (East Hardwick), Sue Schiller (Norwich), Daryl Storrs (Huntington), Marilyn Syme (South Royalton), Sheryl Trainor (Quechee), Marian Wilmott (Hinesburg), and Mary Wright (Wilmington).

Chandler Gallery member and art teacher Janet Cathey has curated the exhibit. “I am delighted with the quality and variety represented by this work. We are fortunate to live in a state that provides such a creative environment for area artists.”

Workshop: On Sunday February 9 from 1-3 pm Cathey will offer a workshop for adults using relief printmaking to make cards. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.Participants will transfer a drawing to soft-cut foam and use carving tools to incise the design. The cards will be printed using non-toxic water-based inks. A $15 workshop fee covers all materials, including envelopes. Interested people are asked to call Janet at 802-730-6992 to register.

Gallery visitors are invited to pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s recital in Chandler Music Hall at 7:30 PM that evening. The internationally acclaimed artist is performing a benefit concert for Chandler’s Steinway concert grand. Featured work includes J.S.Bach’s Two-part Inventions, George Crumb’s Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik, and the Vermont premiere of Nico Muhly’s “You Can’t Get There From Here.”

The exhibit will be open for public viewing through Sunday March 9 during intermission at Chandler performances or during regular Gallery hours; 3-5 on Friday and noon to 2 PM on weekends. The Gallery is also open by special appointment by calling 802-728-9878.

For more information, contact: Becky McMeekin, 802-728-987

Gallery Hours for Winter 2014

Friday 3-6 PM and Saturday & Sunday Noon-3 PM

Friday, January 17, 2014

BURLINGTON: Parade - A Collaboration by Riki Moss and Janet Van Fleet

PARADE: A Collaborative Installation
On Exhibit at the Living/Learning Gallery at UVM 
January 13 - February 7, 2013
Gallery Reception and Artist Talk, Thursday, January 23, 5:30 PM

See the Parade! Vermont sculptors Janet Van Fleet and Riki Moss are exhibiting  work exploring the motif of Parade  in the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont from January 13 - February 7, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 23 at 5:30 PM.

Both artists use natural, found and/or  recycled materials to create human, animal, and hybrid creatures, presenting these figures in ways that suggest migration through time and space. The exhibit offers Moss and Van Fleet the opportunity to mingle and integrate their work in new ways to expand on ideas about species loss, resource sharing, extinction, ethnicity, and the big questions of life and death.  Riki Moss says, “I’m thinking about life forms looping through time, like on a conveyer belt, gently rearranging.  Stop the frame and there we are, meeting the gaze of the viewer, the person who wants to know, and raising the question, 'so what is it we’re supposed to be doing with our time spent together on this strange green planet? '"

Riki Moss's process uses abaca paper and other plant materials to create hybrid or chimerical creatures with tremendous energy and movement, while Van Fleet's wood and found object figures are more rigid and self-contained. "The installation is like a dance party, with each of my wooden creatures finding a paper partner with which it connected, often in wonderfully evocative pairings that suggest play, dance, love, and solidarity," says Van Fleet.
The sculptors first worked together in 2010, creating and mounting work for the On the Planet exhibition in Nagoya, Japan in conjunction with UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP10) and in 2012 in Mutual Gaze, one of the exhibits in the 2012 Winooski Pop-Up Gallery District. More recently they each mounted work from their Parade series in June, 2013 in an exhibit organized by Vermont in Montpelier.

The Living/Learning Center Gallery is open Monday - Friday  from 1:00- 8:30 pm and Saturdays 12:30 - 4:30. It is located in the Living/Learning Commons Building right by the Fireplace Lounge. Parking is across Main Street in the UVM Jeffords parking lot (free after 3:30 PM. Use the pedestrian crossing signal at Main Street/University Heights. For more information, contact Joan Watson, , (802) 656-4150.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

RUTLAND: Annual "Full House Exhibit" at Chaffee Downtown

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January 10 to February 28, 2014
Tuesday - Friday 12 pm-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Chaffee Downtown
75 Merchants Row, Rutland
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 10, 5-7 pm
Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music!

Full House Exhibit features five regional artists and their diverse works.

  • Peter Lundberg is a world renowned sculptor exhibiting his work around the world as well as our back yard.  His sculptures are made from metal, stone, and concrete to form "a landscape of very primitive things, rudimentary elements of life".
  • Skip Martin is rarely an arm’s reach from his camera bag, ready to capture the fleeting moments, never to be seen again.  He has had a life long appreciation for the astounding beauty that the natural world creates, capturing its wonders through his lens.
  • Joshua Rome made his way to Japan at the age of 21 and ended up spending three decades studying and creating art.  A great body of his work was done in rural mountains of Japan an hour from Kyoto, where he captured the landscapes of a society in transition.  He has done over eighty five solo shows both in Japan and across the United States.
  • Brigitte Rutenberg defines herself as a “paper quilter”.  Drawing on small stamp-sized piece of vellum paper and then attaching them one by one, collectively fitting together to form into her intended design.
  • Claemar Walker is a painter who has experimented with many paint mediums, most recently creating her own pigments from coffee grounds.  This monochromatic medium matched with her vision and skill provides a bold and soft elegance to her artwork.
Contact: Chaffee Art Center/Chaffee Downtown
Phone: 802.775.0062

Monday, January 6, 2014

BRATTLEBORO: Fugitive Identity at Cynthia-Reeves (Pop-up) Gallery


BRATTLEBORO: "So Little Time" photography exhibit at Dianich Gallery

So Little Time...

MONTPELIER: Kim Ward & Terri Knee at Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery

"Shared Landscape” Multi-media and Photography
December 29 – January 31, 2014

Green Bean Visual Art Gallery @ Capitol Grounds
Montpelier, VT

by Kim Ward
Kim Ward, a multimedia artist and Terri Kneen, a photographer combine similar visions through their individualized varied compositions in the exhibit “Shared Landscape.” Kim’s images depict iconic figures and events occupying both inner & outer landscapes.  She has included her initial sketches juxtaposed with her completed projects as a glimpse into the inner workings an artist undertakes. 
Finesse - photo by Terri Kneen
Terri Kneen captures unexpected “treasures” in her not-so wild nature photographs.  She records small moments in the large world that surrounds her “walks.”

ESSEX JCT: Darkroom Gallery - LOVE - Call for Submissions

   Shadow Kiss © Joe DiMaggio

Love. Hearts Entwined. Unrequited. Moonstruck. Star-crossed.

DEADLINE: January 8, 2014 Midnight EST  
Jurors: Joe DiMaggio & JoAnne Kalish

Passion. Yearning. Aphrodite. Fire. True. Sweethearts. Romance. Honey. Desire. Flame. Flirt. Tenderness. Heartbreak. Flowers. Roses. Enamored. Dear. Destiny. Cupid. Smitten. Holding hands. Forget-me-nots. Crush. Amour. Petals. Lovesick. Sweets. Trust. Wild. Dance. Cherish. Corny. Nude. Courtship. Fate. Lovesick. Beloved. Fall in. Dates. Eros. Poetry. Devotion. Admirers. Connection. Whisper. Beau. Doves. Love Letters. Red. Flame. Darling. Longing. Infatuation. Daydreams. Sentimental. Raw. Embraces. Adoring. X's & O's. Secrets. Bouquets. Lovebirds. Lips. Butterflies. A-flutter. Friendship. Chocolate. Lips. Betrothed. Affection. Gift. Suitors. Woo. Kiss. Budding. Tears. Bare. Heartthrob. Fondness. Wings. Float. Envelope. Pair. Crazy. Endearment. Charmed. Amorous. Lovers.

Read about this and oooohhhh... so much more.
How to enter the call:

TUNBRIDGE: Photographer Alec Frost solo exhibit

The solo show “Houses, Barns and Bridges of Tunbridge” by Tunbridge, Vt., photographer Alec Frost will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from January 17 to March 17, 2014.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 19, from 2-4 p.m. Tunbridge Historical Society President Euclid Farnham is to speak about several of the photographs. The public is invited.
Falls Hill Road, Bortugno Farm - photograph by Alec Frost

Alec Frost is a retired architect with a longtime interest in traditional houses and barns. He and his wife have been part-time residents of Tunbridge for more than forty years. Alec's renovations of old buildings reflect his interest in retaining the integrity of those structures in the course of change and modernization. Alec holds a degree in architecture from Columbia University. He worked for many years in the Hartford, Conn., area as a partner in the firm of Moore and Salsbury, designing institutional buildings such as libraries, hospitals and schools as well as residences. Upon the retirement of his partners he continued in his own firm for many years.

Alec's early photographic work included portraits particularly of children and landscapes, working mostly in black and white with favorite Leica and Rolleiflex cameras and developing his own film. As he moved to digital cameras he maintained his direct approach, relying on his trained eye. He does not work with programs such as Photoshop. His photos of barns have been included in “Historic Barns of Connecticut,” a registry assembled by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation as testimony to those structures as farms go out of business and building disappear due to disuse and neglect. In recent years the historical societies of both Tunbridge and Cornwall, Conn., have issued calendars of his photos of houses, barns and bridges.

Cilley Bridge 1883, photo by Alec Frost
Tunbridge Public Library - Location | Directions | Contact
The Tunbridge Public Library is located on 289 Route 110 in the center of Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14. The library’s hours are Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.