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UPCOMING EVENTS

Calling All Artists. The Milton Artists’ Guild will be sponsoring their Second annual Plein Air Outdoor Art day.  All ages, skill levels, and mediums are welcome. Bring friends and supplies and set up at designated sites. The public is welcome to visit with artists all day and at reception. Basic art supplies will be available for purchase. Pre-registration starts on April 21. Milton Grange, Milton, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Contact Pilar at cherrystreetstudio@yahoo.com or 831-224-5152.

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. Opening May 2 and running through September.  Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville.  Information: www.bryangallery.org or 644-5100.

Sand Mandala Painting. Over a period of one week, two Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Namgyal Monastery will meticulously create a sand mandala of the Buddha of Compassion in the UVM Fleming Art Museum’s Marble Court. Upon completion, the sand mandala will be cast into a body of water, in a gesture that symbolizes the impermanence of existence and the ideal of non-attachment to the material world. The public can watch the construction of the mandala during museum hours and is invited to join us for the dismantling of the mandala in the Marble Court on April 16, at 5 p.m. April 9-16. Information: 656-0750.

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.

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CURRENT EXHIBITS

Invitational Exhibit: 4 VT Artists. Invitational Exhibit: 4 VT Artists. Island Arts sponsors the inaugural exhibit of the Gallery at LCATV features a collection of works by Kathie Dustira, Lyna Lou Nordstrom, Paula Bradley and Martin Bock.  On display through May 31. The gallery is located in the Lake Champlain Access Television offices at 63 Creek Farm Plaza in Colchester.  Mondays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Information: 862-5724.

“Re-Envisioned.” Artist Dianne Shullenberger’s fabric collages and colored pencil drawings never fail to amaze her audience.  She begins a fabric piece with large blocks of color in the background, working toward finer detail, applying smaller pieces one at a time with a hatpin, strategically placing them in the composition.  Manipulation of the fabric by wrinkling, coiling, and pulling threads results in landscape and flora and fauna works that are truly like paintings in every way.  Shullenberger’s other works are colored pencil drawings on black paper, resulting in luminous pastel-like textures, yet with finer detail.  These unique media produce works of incredible and exquisite beauty. Photo id required for admission.  The Governor’s Gallery in the Pavilion Building in Montpelier. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact State Curator David Schutz at 828-5657 or david.schutz@state.vt.us.

Fourth Annual Vermont High School Student Photography Exhibit. This exhibition presents a selection of images by students attending Vermont high schools. Bringing together a collection of individual visual voices, these photographs reveal the excitement of an unfolding future as it celebrates life and its many visible and intangible idiosyncrasies. Runs through April 30. Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction.  Information: 777-3686.

“Ice Storm, December 2013.” A Milton Artists’ Guild photography exhibit featuring Walt and Bev Keating’s “The Ice Eagle.” The exhibit will be on display at the new Community Gallery in the Municipal building and the Milton Public Library.  Through April 30. View the icy beauty and glistening contrasts caught on camera by Milton Artists’ Guild members. Info: 893-7860.

Landscape Perspectives, a new exhibition at the Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, encompasses the works of three Vermont oil painters, Julie A. Davis, Fiona Cooper Fenwick and Jane Neroni.  The show will hang through April 20.

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.

Work in Progress. Frog Hollow welcomes the Vermont Woodworking School into the gallery for a month long exhibit titled “Work in Progress,” a show of current work by the new collective of craftsmen at the Vermont Woodworking School.  Craftsmen at the Vermont Woodworking School collective are incubating new businesses strongly rooted in the tradition of creating quality, handmade pieces.  Their work varies from objects for everyday use to artistic creations. Come see the artisans work at Frog Hollow on the Marketplace in Burlington. Runs Through April 29.

 “The Hunting Lodge.” Catherine Hall’s latest exhibit brings haunting and subversive hunting trophies of animals and humans with antlers, using 3-D prints, plaster, resin, encaustic and real horns. The works in this exhibition were inspired by a purchase artist Catherine Hall made last year at an antique shop. The purchase was of two small wood plaques from the Black Forest region of Germany, hand carved with oak leaves and acorns upon which were mounted partial skulls and antlers of some kind of small deer. Catherine’s plaster trophies refer to such displays in hunting lodges and museums, with macabre substitutions and combinations like human and animal heads wearing antlers or horns. This brings up new associations in the contemporary usage of the word “trophy” as in “trophy wife” or “trophy child”. Though often amusing on the surface, these forms may bring a darker interpretation associated not only with conspicuous display but also with emotions of anger and sorrow resulting from violence and death. Vintage Inspired, Burlington.  Through April 30.  Information: 355-5418.

“Abstract Terrains.” Exhibited in the Vermont Metro Gallery, the new commercial gallery space at The BCA Center on Church Street in Burlington.  “Abstract Terrains” features work by Tom Cullins, Elizabeth Nelson, Gary Hall, and Johanne Yordan. The collection of work challenges the conventions of traditional landscapes. Each artist’s personal and emotional connection with the natural world is conveyed through their distinctive exploration of the boundaries between realism and abstraction. This exhibition runs through May 18.

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.

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.

 “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.