On Friday, March 2, Brattleboro and Burlington’s art venues stay open late to welcome art lovers as part of monthly art celebrations.
Brattleboro’s monthly First Friday celebration of the arts offers 30 to 40 exhibit openings at galleries, eateries, and other venues in the downtown and a few satellite locations nearby. Many offer meet-the-artist receptions, some with refreshments, and a few present live music. Visit the Walk website for a map and complete listings with examples of the art on display as well as feature articles for the month; a printed version of the Walk guide is available at all venues, a number of other downtown locations, the I-91 Welcome Center, and many local lodging options. Official Walk hours are 5:30 to 8:30, but many venues are open earlier, and a few remain open later. Most exhibits run all month long; see listings for more details and venue contact information.
At Vermont Artisan Designs, the featured artists for March include students of the Putney School participating in Student Art Month, David Wade (sculpture), and Putney-based artist Carol Keiser (painting). The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center welcomes you to “Open Call NXNE 2018”, which deals with paper, its inherent properties, and the range of possibilities it offers in the hands of an artist. Anila Quayyum Agha’s sculpture and light installation, Shimmering Mirage, “cover(s) and beautify(s) all within it, and suggesting the underlying orderliness of the cosmos revealed through the purity and symmetry of geometric design.” BMAC serves as the Vermont affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national program that offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships to young artists and writers. Come by for the exhibit of the 2018 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, featuring award-winning work by students from throughout the Green Mountain State.
Gallery Walk WEBSITE
Image: Woman Reading by Carol Keiser (36″x34″; acrylic on canvas)
First Friday Art
First Friday Art is a monthly, community-wide event where dozens of art venues across Burlington host openings, exhibitions, and happenings. The event is free and open to anyone. Most venues are open from 5-8PM, but some are open earlier or later. Art Map Burlington is the official guide to First Friday Art, pick up your copy around town.
Meet Burlington artist Will Gebhard at the opening of “Fomo” at Foam Brewers. This is Gebhard’s second solo show and deals with perceived depth, split-second decision making, indecision, anxiety, and surrender through vibrantly painted wood cutouts. Also, at the opening, enjoy “Youth Lagoon” a new canned beer with a label designed by the artist. And from 8-10PM, enjoy live music by Mal Maiz.
At Frog Hollow, meet the artists who received grants from Frog Hollow in 2017. The March exhibit features work by Diane Shullenberger, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Francesca D’Elia, Holly Walker, Irene Lederer LaCroix, Jane Kirby, Jeremy Ayers, and Jon Black. Their work spans a variety of traditional craft media, including jewelry, clay, and fabric. The grants were awarded to both emerging artists, who are accomplished in the basic techniques of their medium but have yet to establish a professional career in the arts, as well as established artists, to allow them the ability to expand their techniques and explore new ways to aid in developing a new body of work.
Find out what else is going on during Burlington’s First Friday Art at Art Map Burlington‘s WEBSITE.
(image: Foam by Will Gebhard)
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