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“Celebrating Creative Minds.” The Arts Faculties of Essex Junction, Essex Town and Westford Schools will host the opening night of the annual arts showcase, “Celebrating Creative Minds” at Essex High School. This extraordinary production will feature visual art, music, theatre, film and dance created and performed by the talented youth from our schools. There will be a K-12 exhibition of 2-D and 3-D visual art in the library and the main hallways. Film presentations will be shown in the AV space located in the library. Musical performances will be taking place in the gym; theatre and dance will be presented in the auditorium. March 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Artist talk. On Sunday, April 6 from 2-3 p.m., the artists exhibiting in “Landscape Perspectives” will present a talk “The Informed Palette: Three Personal Journeys with Color.” During the presentation each artist will discuss their individual palette and how these palettes have evolved over time. For more info visit www.emilegruppegallery.com or call 899-3211.
Into Focus: VT High School Photography Student Exhibit. Calling for Submissions. Only current Vermont high school students are eligible. You don’t have to be enrolled in a photography course to enter this show. Deadline March 5. Exhibition runs April 3-20. More info: www.darkroomgallery.com/ex54.
Call to Artists. Established and emerging artists are invited to submit one or two pieces in any medium on the theme “The Warm Seasons” for a show to be hung in the Jericho Town Hall from May through August 2014. The show is non-juried and you don’t have to live in Jericho, but the subject of all work submitted must have some connection to the town of Jericho. Deadline for registration will be April 15, 2014. For information and registration forms: 899-2974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or 899-2974.
“50 Before 50 Project.” Colchester artist Libby Davidson’s plein air watercolor paintings that she created in her 50th year along with her journal entries for each painting are on exhibit and available for sale through the artist. Exhibit runs through March 30 at the Richmond Library. Open Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-6 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturdays 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.. Call 658-1923 for more info.
HANDS Art Exhibit. Penny Cluse Café is pleased to host the second annual art exhibit to benefit HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors). Approximately 100 decorated wooden hands will adorn the walls for the month of March. The show contains mixture of some people who are new to creating art in addition to well-seasoned professional artists. Exhibit runs through March 28. Penny Cluse Café, Burlington. Contact: 651-8834.
Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace in Burlington announces an exhibition of paintings and drawings from Vermont artist Katie Runde, entitled “Interwoven.” “Interwoven” is a selection of paintings and drawings examining the interrelationships between people and animals, people and each other, and these subjects with their viewers through meticulously rendered portraiture. Each portrait was created to honor the depth of beauty in each particular person, animal, and place. Exhibit runs through March 31. Information: www.vintageinspired.net.
ANONYMOUS: Contemporary Tibetan Art. Anonymous seeks to explore the tension between an ancient culture’s unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven world of contemporary art. Fleming Museum, East Gallery, Burlington. Runs through June 23. Contact: 656-2090.
“John Bisbee: New Blooms.” Contemporary sculpture by artist John Bisbee featuring works that are created out of 12-inch bright common nails that are wrought individually and then welded together for the finished form. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum, Shelburne. The exhibition runs through May 26. Info: www.shelburnemuseum.org.
“Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults.” Oil portraits of emerging adults are seldom painted in our culture, which relies instead on the more immediate results of photography and video. Yet the moments in which young adults develop their ideas, fully realize their selves, and claim their voices beg for the sustained examination that detailed oil paintings demand. This body of work by artist Kate Gridely honors this transition with life-sized oil portraits and oral portraits of seventeen emerging adults. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington. The exhibit runs through April 24. Contact: 652-4505.
“Interpreting the Interstates.” A new exhibit at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. Black-and-white archival photographs taken between 1958 and 1978 chronicle the construction of I-89 through Vermont, one of the last states to get the thoroughfare. Produced by the Landscape Change Program at the University of Vermont, examines how the road changed not just Vermont’s landscape but its culture. Runs through April 26. Contact: 479-8500.
“Eat: The Social Life of Food.” Exploration of the relationship between people and food through objects, photographs, paintings and writings. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, 61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington. Runs through May 18. Contact: 656-2090.
“Dorothy and Herb Vogel: Fifty Works for Fifty States.” Work from the Vogels’ extensive collection by more than 20 artists, including Carel Balth, Judy Rifka, Pat Steir and Richard Tuttle. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, 61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington. Runs through May 18. Contact: 656-0750.
Supercool Glass. This new exhibition that highlights aesthetic and technological trends of glassmaking at the Pizzagalli Center at Shelburne Museum. Supercool Glass juxtaposes 19th century objects from Shelburne Museum’s collections with contemporary works by more than a dozen glass artists whose works either reference, evoke or depart from the past. Exhibit runs through May 26. Visit www.shelburnemuseum.org for more information.
Essex Art League Exhibitions. Feast your eyes on beautiful oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastels and mixed media artwork created by Essex Art League members. On display and for sale at the following locations: Phoenix Books in the Essex Outlet Mall, The Essex Town Offices and a new gallery space at the Unsworth Law Offices. New work will rotate regularly. Information: www.essexartleague.com.
“Luminous Vermont.” Lorraine Manley, of Milton, captures the natural beauty of her native Vermont in impressionistic paintings that are vibrant, colorful and warm. The work serves as a perfect antidote to the bluster and cold of winter. Her use of colors make her paintings pop from the walls. In addition, Lorraine uses a palette knife and bold strokes for spontaneous results. The Festival Gallery, Waitsfield. The exhibit runs through March 31. Contact: 496-6682 or www.vermontartfest.com.