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Upcoming Events

Exhibit Opening: Purely Pastels. Local artist Norma Jean Rollet will be the featured artist at the Brandon Artists’ Guild . The opening reception for Rollet’s show will be held on Sept. 4. Combined with the possibilities of soft pastel medium and the classical realist style of her art, Rollet’s work has the depth and atmosphere usually reserved for oil paintings with extensive color blending and glazing techniques. Exhibit on display through Nov. 3. Reception: Brandon Artists’ Guild, Brandon, 5-7 p.m.

Poe Jam Hosted By Dug Nap. On Sept. 16, the BCA Center on Church Street will be hosting a poetry jam hosted by local artist Dug Nap. The event is an open mic format, mostly a poetry and spoken word event with a little music mixed in. BCA Center, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free. Information: http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/

Intro to Zentangle with Jamie Proctor-Brassard. On Sept. 8, the Artists’ Mediums in Williston will be hosting a workshop entitled “Into to Zentangle” led by Jamie Proctor-Brassard. This two-hour workshop is a basic introduction to the Zentangle drawing method. Class will cover the history, the applications, and the steps of creating an original Zentangle tile. All levels welcome and no artistic experience required. Instructor will provide special paper. Please consult the Artists’ Mediums website for a supplies list. The sign up deadline is Sept. 4. Artists’ Mediums, Williston, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $50. Information: http://vtmakeart.com/2015/04/02/intro-to-zentangle-with-jamie-proctor-brassard/

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Current Exhibits

Rick Norcross : The Faces Of Rock and Roll 1969 To 1974. Between 1969 and, Rick Norcross was the music writer for The Tampa Times. Norcross quickly became frustrated with the photos he got through the newspaper’s photo department to accompany his stories. So Norcross purchased his own camera equipment and film and the Tampa Times ran the photos with his stories. Per an agreement with management, Norcross retained ownership and all rights to the photographs. Over his time with the newspaper, he interviewed and photographed many famous artists including Elvis, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash and hundreds of others. With front row, stage and backstage access to these artists, these images offer a rare perspective. The photographs on exhibit were printed from the original negatives by PhotoGarden. On display through Sept. 19, BCA Center, Burlington. Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Jeremy Mackenzie: Hidden Blueprints. Jeremy Mackenzie is a Champlain College student who turned to his particular art, wood scrollwork after being incarcerated at the Lee Adjustment Center in Beattyville, Kentucky. While in prison, Mackenzie drew the “blueprints” for the intricate carvings he planned to create upon his release. These drawings, comprised of many sheets of paper taped together, had to be kept secret or they would have been confiscated. He successfully kept the drawings hidden for years and began his scrollwork following his release. Mackenzie documented his progress as he worked, which was done in a sweltering attic. Mackenzie is currently a full-time cinematography student at Champlain College. Runs through Nov. 28. Amy Tarrant Gallery, Burlington. Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Information: http://www.flynncenter.org/performances-events/amy-e-tarrant-gallery.html

Abstract Spotlight. This collection of work highlights the nebulous quality of abstract work. Each artist uses color and tone as a way to converse between the hazy edges of perception and reality to convey emotion and evoke unconscious reactions. In working outside of the boundaries of recognizable objects the abstraction emphasizes the tension between the world we see and the world we feel. Artists include Douglas Biklen, Cameron Schmitz and Johanne Yordan. On display through Sept. 19. 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.