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Upcoming Events

Join nationally acclaimed artist, Aline Ordman for an intensive pastel workshop. In Jericho on Sept. 26, and 27. $85 for 8 hours. Offered by the Jericho Plein Air Festival. For detailed info and registration: 893-4447 or janesmorgan@comcast.net.

Experimenting with Spray Paints. On Aug. 30, the Artists’ Mediums will host Chelsea Lindner.  Lindner will demonstrate Plutonium’s American-made spray paints. Experiments will include the basic use of stencils, blending, and other fun street art style techniques. Chelsea will show the versatility of transparent colors for shading, and 6 different caps, which allow for various sizes of spray. This demo will take place outside-weather permitting and will be rescheduled if it is raining or windy.  Artists’ Mediums, Williston, 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Information: 879-1236 or www.VTmakeART.com.

Lyric Theatre Auditions.  Lyric Theatre Company will be holding auditions for their production of the Mel Brooks musical “The Producers” on Aug. 25-28 from 5:45-10 p.m. at Williston Central School. Lyric’s production will feature a cast of 34 with stage ages ranging from 18 to 60 plus. Those auditioning must register between 5:45 and 6:15 p.m. Lyric Production Supervisor Kathy Richards, Artistic Director Corey Gottfried, Music Director Carol Wheel and Choreographer Donna Antell will lead the team. Information: www.lyrictheatrevt.org.

22nd Annual 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 

Who’s Past? An exhibition of mixed media/collage by artist Graziella Weber-Grassi.  Graziella explains, “The plentiful encounters with hundreds of family portraits during my many visits of flea markets and garage sales always left me in an unsettled, skeptical and often sad emotional state…These unknown personalities and their obscure past deserved my humble attempt of bringing new life to them as the past, present and future are only separated by a split second.” Exhibit runs through Aug. 31.  Vintage Inspired, Burlington. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-4 p.m. Artist information: http://graziellawebergrassi.sqsp.com/

Colin Bryne Exhibit. The ArtSpace at Magic Hat Brewery presents the work of multimedia artist Colin Bryne.  Bryne’s work allows him to put daily thoughts down on something physical. The balance of attention to process and materials mixed with a bit of raw creativity are necessary in order for him to be happy with his work. Bryne’s mediums range from aerosol, oil and acrylic paint to paper, pencil, and marker. His work holds hints of sarcasm mixed with themes of movement and growth. Colin is originally from Reading, Penn., but has lived in Burlington for the past five years. On display through Sept. 30. The Magic Hat ArtSpace, South Burlington. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Information: www.magichat.net/artspace/

Rucksack Art Exhibition. Burlington College announces the opening of Rucksack, a group show featuring the work of artists Brenda Singletary, Valérie d. Walker, Misty Sol, Laura Di Piazza, Katie Loncke and Tico Armand. If each experience of inequality is like a stone that’s put into the rucksack we carry on our backs, then how do we unpack it for the sake of not toppling over? When we move into spaces, where our race, nationality and gender communicates ‘different’ to those who choose to see us as such, how do we respond? How are our actions, for better or for worse, shaped by the inequality we have experienced? And what of the wasted energy spent on ‘disproving stereotypes’? Energy is finite. What are the costs of such needless and repetitive energy consumption? Rucksack is curated by Dana Heffern and Laura Di Piazza. The Gallery at Burlington College, Burlington.  Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Information: www.burlington.edu/content/current-gallery-exhibits

Solé. Solé is a chromatic celebration of light and equilibrium. The intentional layering and gentle balance of hues tangled throughout the various mediums convey a sense of buoyancy and warmth, resulting in elegant abstractions. Atmospheric in tone, each artist provides an uplifting yet profoundly sensitive exploration of color. Featuring the work of Susan Osgood, Alisa Dworsky and Douglas Biklen. This exhibition runs through Sept. 28. Vermont Metro Gallery at the 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. Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/Vermont_Metro_Gallery/

 “Beyond Instruction.” Featuring artwork by instructors from the Burlington City Arts clay, photography and printmaking studios, this exhibition focuses on work created by a selection of talented educators beyond the BCA classroom walls. “Beyond Instruction” celebrates and recognizes the artistic vision of Jeremy Ayers, Gregg Blasdel, Karen Guth, Susan Smereka and Christopher Vaughn.  Transformative ceramics that blur the distinction between decorative and functional, metaphorical works on paper that embrace an organic and highly personal approach to printmaking, and striking photographic images of the fall and deterioration of urban life. Runs through Sept. 13. 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. Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/BCACenter/

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

“Break It! Build It!” Taking BCA’s popular summer camp as its point of departure, “Break It! Build It!” is an exhibition focusing on artists who embody the DIY spirit. Artists in the exhibition break, crush, destroy and manipulate everyday objects to build, invent and create their work. From altered couches to hacked iPods and installations using raw construction materials, “Break It! Build It!” will challenge the phrase “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and examine the ways destruction may be a necessary component of construction. Runs through Sept. 13. 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. Information: www.burlingtoncityarts.org/BCACenter/

“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 August 30.  Shelburne Vineyards, open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: www.shelburnevineyard.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.