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Upcoming Events

BCSO Spring Concert. The Burlington Civic Symphony will be having it’s spring concert under the direction of Music Director Daniel Bruce on March 14. The program will feature works from Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Strauss, and Vermont composer, Erik Nielsen. Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5-$15. Information: www.bcsovt.org.

Comics Cartoonist Class for Teens with instructor Ben Cohen. On March 7, Artists’ Mediums will host Jericho cartoonist and art educator, Ben Cohen, who will offer a student-centered approach to helping build visual storytelling skills and fundamental understanding of the comic medium. The goal in this class is for students to work on developing their artistic voice through this diverse storytelling medium. Sign-up required by Feb. 28. Class price includes materials. Artists’ Mediums, Williston, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $45. Information: info@artistsmediums.com or 879-1236.

Basics in Acrylic Painting with Robert Brunelle. On March 14, Artists’ Mediums will host artist, Robert Brunelle. Robert will give participants a brief overview of the basics of painting with acrylics. Topics covered include: differences between acrylics and other types of paints, blending techniques, mixing colors, using acrylic additives and composing a painting in layers. Check website for materials list. Sign up deadline: Saturday, March 7. Please purchase class supplies in advance of the class. Parking for class will be on side of building. Artists’ Mediums, Williston, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $60 per student plus additional materials.

Art Under the Influence of Ashlee Rubinstein. Join local artist, Ashlee Rubinstein on April 9 as she takes participants through a delicious step-by-step instruction to create an oil painting based after her Doughnut Series paintings. Have fun playing with oil paint and creating an artistic food masterpiece. Art Under the Influence is a production of the South End Arts and Business Association. Registration fees include one drink and all supplies. Vin Bar and Shop, Burlington, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Tickets: $36.87 (fee included). Information: seaba.com/artundertheinfluence.

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Current Exhibits 

Piles and Passageways: Drawings and Prints. Artist Katie Loesel is the next featured artist at Shelburne Vineyard’s Tasting Room Gallery. Loesel’s current body of work “Piles and Passageways” explores ideas of piling, webs, and balance. Through worlds and structures comprised of geometric shapes, lines, and ladders, she explores just how much can be piled up before it falls down. The use of cool colors with stark black and white, evokes an icy, wintry atmosphere reminiscent of glaciers, icebergs, and winter mountains. Size, height, and formwork together to build a solid foundation that can teeter on the verge of collapse. Exhibit runs March 1-June 1. Shelburne Vineyard’s Tasting Room Gallery, Shelburne. Gallery Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 985-8222 or shelburnevineyard.com.

“Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972-1990.” Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center presents the inaugural solo museum exhibition of the photography of Nathan Benn. Comprised of 67 evocative color photographs, the exhibition spans the two decades prior to the digital revolution. Florida-born Benn, formerly a staff photographer at National Geographic, focused his lens with ethnographic precision on the regional textures of an America, in Vermont and Florida, which for the most part, now exists only in memory or on film. Kodachrome Memory will be on view through May 25. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne. Exhibit Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Information: shelburnemuseum.org.

2nd Annual Art’s Alive Open Photography Exhibition. Arts Alive and Main Street Landing present the 2nd annual open photography exhibit. The winter tradition continues with over 100 photographs by 37 Vermont photographers. On display through March 29. Art’s Alive Gallery at Main Street Landing, Burlington. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: www.artsalivevt.org/galleries.

“In Motion.” “In Motion” features a collection of abstract work by Nancy H. Taplin and Ethan Bond-Watts that captures the kinetic energy of color and light. Fluid dance-like strokes, smooth sculptural forms, and glowing color create a graceful elegance that is both poetic and energetic. The exhibit runs through March 7. The 4th Floor Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center, Burlington. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/vermont-metro-gallery.

Travelers in Postwar Europe. Photographer H. A. Durfee, Jr. spent a long career in obstetrics and gynecology at Mary Fletcher Allen Health Care. Between 1951 and 1953, while practicing medicine at a U.S. Army Airbase in Germany he took over 600 black-and-white images in the aftermath of World War II. A majority of the work remained unseen for more than 60 years, until 2014, when Durfee’s son began to print the negatives bringing these images to view. The exhibit runs through June 28. Fleming Museum, UVM Campus, Burlington. Gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12-4 p.m.; Mondays, closed. Admission: $5 adults; $3 students and senior citizens; children under 6, free. Information: www.uvm.edu/~fleming.

Natural Beauties: Jewelry From Art Nouveau To Now. Since the beginning of time, mankind has found the beauty and complexity of nature to be a source for personal adornment. This exhibition at the Shelburne Museum explores the concept of nature in jewelry design as a reflection of our culture’s evolving relationship with our biological surroundings, from the fetishization of the Art Nouveau movement to the current politicization of environmental activism. Exhibit on display through March 8. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne. Gallery Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $8 adults; $5 children. Information: shelburnemuseum.org.