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Upcoming Events

Bach’s Birthday. The Burlington Chamber Orchestra will be hosting a 330th birthday celebration for Johann Sebastian Bach at the Burlington Town Center mall on March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the international “Bach in the Subways Day” celebration. The celebration will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach performed in several locations throughout the mall by the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Counterpoint, Vermont Suzuki Violins and other Burlington area musical groups. A complete list of the performers and performance times will be posted on the Burlington Chamber Orchestra’s website: www.bcovt.org.

Essex Art League Show and Sale. The members of Essex Art League would like to present their exciting new spring art display at Union Station in Burlington during the month of April. Celebrate the arts as well as shop for that special gift as you browse through paintings and photographs offered by more than 40 artists. The show begins March 29 and will continue through May 2. The League will hold an Artist’s Reception featuring live music and refreshments where people can learn the stories behind the artwork on April 10 from 5-8 p.m. at One Main Street Landing. Information: www.essexartleague.com.

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 

Past Tense. Present Tense is a show of encaustic paintings and small sculptural works by Meghan Raymond in which she explores issues of privacy, identity, systems of ordering and the experience of time. Mundane household materials such as grocery lists, safety pins, journal pages, string and seeds have been arranged, bundled, stitched or encased on wax. The original meaning or purpose behind such items is obscured, altered or entirely obliterated, while the items themselves become a mass of visual textures and patterns. Runs through March 31. Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, Burlington. Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Information: vintageinspired.net.

Young Vermont Lifestyle: a collection of works from Mount Mansfield Union High School Students. Runs through April 15. Jericho Town Hall, Jericho. Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Information: 899-4936.

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.

John Weaver Exhibit. Emile A Gruppe Gallery, in Jericho presents an exhibition of oil paintings by Montpelier artist, John Weaver. John has been painting for 50 plus years and is currently a member of the Bryan Memorial Gallery, the Paletteers, Art Resource Association and Studio Place Arts. Oil painting is his favorite medium, although he prefers soft pastels for some subjects and circumstances. On display, March 15 through April 19. Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment. Information: 899 3211 or www.emilegruppegallery.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.

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 until 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.

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.