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Upcoming Events

“Poetry In Music” Exhibit Opening. From sculptors to printmakers, painters to jewelers, Vermont artists were asked to respond to this year’s Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival theme “Poetry In Music.” The result is a variety of unique responses that have taken shape in range of mediums. This group exhibit opening July 31 features the work of both Frog Hollow and non-Frog Hollow artisans including Carol MacDonald, Suzanne LeGault, Judith Rey, Barbara Hoke, Denis Versweyveld, Irene Lederer LaCroix  and Lynn Rupe. Free and open to the public.  The exhibit runs the month of August. Frog Hollow Gallery, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Information: 863-6458 or info@froghollow.org.

The 9th Annual CIAO Art Show and Sale. The Champlain Islands Artists’ Organization will be hosting its 9th annual art show and sale, which showcases 50 artists from the Champlain Islands. There will be many mediums represented including painting, photography, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry, mixed media and more. This year the show takes place July 25-27 at the North Hero Community Hall in North Hero. Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9-5 p.m.  Information: 343-7118 or www.ciaovt.org.

Champlain Valley Folk Festival. On July 26, traditional music fans from all over New England will rejoice in an afternoon and evening of first-rate music and dance, with a potluck and sessions between, organized by the Champlain Valley Festival. Elley Long Music Center, Colchester, 4-11 p.m. $15 concert or dance; $25 whole event. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/724377

Call to Artists.  Think square! Established and emerging artists who live and/or work in the Chittenden East Supervisory Union school district are invited to submit one or two pieces interpreting the square in any medium and in any size.  Exhibit to be hung in the Jericho Town Hall from September through December 2014.  Deadline for registration will be Aug. 15. Contact: blgreene@myfairpoint.net or 899-2974.

22nd South End Art Hop.  Now in its 22nd year, the South End Art Hop is happening Sept. 5-7. Art Hop has gained its reputation as being Vermont’s largest art festival and has been featured as a Top 10 Fall Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Last year over 30,000 visitors were able to experience and enjoy exhibits from over 500 participating artists scattered throughout Burlington’s South End in various studios, galleries, and local businesses during the three-day event. Art Hop is a free community event for all ages.  Information: 859-9222 or seaba.com/art-hop/

Current Exhibits 

“Break It! Build It!” Taking BCA’s popular summer camp as its point of departure, “Break It! Build It!” is an exhibition focusing on artists who embody the DIY spirit. Artists in the exhibition break, crush, destroy, and manipulate everyday objects to build, invent, and create their work. From altered couches to hacked iPods and installations using raw construction materials, “Break It! Build It!” will challenge the phrase “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and examine the ways destruction may be a necessary component of construction. Runs through September 13. BCA Center, Burlington. Gallery hours: Tuesday- Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Monday. Information: http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/BCACenter/

“Beyond Instruction.” Featuring artwork by instructors from the Burlington City Arts clay, photography, and printmaking studios, this exhibition focuses on work created by a selection of talented educators beyond the BCA classroom walls. “Beyond Instruction” celebrates and recognizes the artistic vision of Jeremy Ayers, Gregg Blasdel, Karen Guth, Susan Smereka, and Christopher Vaughn.  Transformative ceramics that blur the distinction between decorative and functional, metaphorical works on paper that embrace an organic and highly personal approach to printmaking, and striking photographic images of the fall and deterioration of urban life. Runs through September 13. BCA Center, Burlington. Gallery hours: Tuesday- Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Monday. Information: http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/BCACenter/

“Summer in Vermont,” a collection of acrylics from Milton artist Lorraine C. Manley are on display at the Gallery at LCATV.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Milton Artists’ Guild and will be on display through July 31. Gallery hours: Mondays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesdays to Thursdays 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturdays 12-4 p.m. Information: 862-5724 and info@lcatv.org.

“World in your Hand.” Art on Main presents “World in your Hand” which showcases work by Essex Junction photographer, Cal Williams and pottery by Plainfield farmer Leslie Koehler. Cal Williams is a self-taught photographer, active in the craft since he borrowed his brother’s camera and purchased his first roll of film over 50 years ago. Potter Leslie Koehler received a degree in Art History from the University of Massachusetts focusing her studies on Japanese Ceramics. After graduation she held a yearlong apprenticeship, then traveled first to Alaska, then to Africa where she worked with traditional potters to learn the artistic skills of indigenous cultures. The exhibit will be on view through August 17. Art on Main, Hinesburg.  Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: www.artonmain.net or 453-4032.

“Distinctions Between Color and Light.” Inspired by their surroundings, Craig Mooney and Henry Isaacs are among the more recognizable artists of New England. Their ability to capture ephemeral moments by manipulating color and light produce distinct visual sensations.  Exhibit runs through August 9. West Branch Gallery, Stowe. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: www.westbranchgallery.com

Hand-cut paper exhibit. Nationally exhibited, Vermont-based artist, Adrienne Ginter will have a solo exhibition at Outerlands Gallery in Vergennes for the month of July. The exhibition will focus on her hand-cut paper works, for which Ginter has gained national acclaim. She will also have watercolor, etchings, mini-paintings and jewelry on display. Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.  Artist information: www.adrienneginter.com.

“Turning In/Turning Out.” Shelburne Vineyard presents “Turning In/Turning Out” the spring art exhibit by Carol Norton. Norton creates multi-layered atmospheric images in oil, depicting the outside world.  The exhibit runs through August 30.  Shelburne Vineyards, open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: www.shelburnevineyard.com.

ALEXEIEFF: MOVING PICTURES. This three-month exhibit will feature the work of famed Russian artist, illustrator and filmmaker Alexander Alexeieff.  Though born in Russia, Alexeieff lived and worked mostly in Paris. He and his second wife Claire Parker invented the pinscreen as well as the animation technique, totalization. In all Alexeieff produced six films on the pinscreen, 41 advertising films and illustrated 41 books. New City Galerie will be exhibiting original signed lithographs from a rare illustrated version of Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov alongside a looped screening of Alexeieff’s short films.  The show will run for three months, and will conclude on August 26.  New City Galerie, Above Ake’s Place in Burlington.  Gallery hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: newcitygalerie.org

Art Exhibit.  Colchester artist Libby Davidson’s “50 Before 50 Project” plein air watercolor landscape paintings created in her 50th year are on display, along with her journal entries for each day of painting. This is the final exhibit of these works that have toured to different venues since November. Original paintings are still available for sale. The exhibit runs through July 31 at Artists’ Mediums Art Supply Store in Williston. Gallery hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Artist information: www.starflowerstudio.com.

In the Studio with Mary Bryan. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding, the Bryan Memorial Gallery will be hosting an exhibition entitled “In the Studio with Mary Bryan” in memory of the late founder Alden Bryan’s wife Mary. The exhibition of 100 paintings includes watercolors, oils, collages and egg tempera paintings, painted over a 30-year period in Vermont, Massachusetts, Alaska, the Southwest, England and the Caribbean. The exhibit runs through September.  Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville.  Information: www.bryangallery.org or 644-5100.