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Upcoming Events

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 August 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 

“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.

Traveling Spy. Based in Cologne, Germany, Björn Schülke is informed by Dadaist traditions, randomness and the absurd. The sculptures demonstrate Schülke’s interest in modern abstraction, music, and instruments of scientific measurement, as well as his desire to disrupt life as usual. By activating motion sensors embedded within the piece, viewers awaken the sculptures. Once activated, the sculptures’ slow and deliberate movements are playful and anthropomorphic. Exhibit runs through July 19. BCA Center, Burlington. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5p.m Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/BCACenter

“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 Aug. 9. West Branch Gallery, Stowe. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: www.westbranchgallery.com

Emergence 2. Showcasing the experiential, interactive, and the customizable component of media technologies, Champlain College’s Emergent Media community exhibition will focus on technologies that are fueling a new generation of arts innovation. Featuring recent MFA graduates, faculty and alumni who blur the distinctions between science, art and technology, each project in the exhibition will facilitate an engaging, provoking, and multi-sensory experience of contemporary art. Exhibit runs through July 19. BCA Center, Burlington. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/BCACenter

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 Aug. 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.