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Advertiser links 8th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival  http://www.vermontwoodfestival.org Altiplano http://www.altiplano.com Anthony Toepfer Jewelers  http://www.anthonyToepfer.com Art in the Park Chaffee Art Center  http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org Bennington Potters http://www.benningtonpotters.com Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce www.brattleborochamber.org Craftproducers http://www.craftproducers.com Epoch Gallery http://www.epochvermont.com Gander Gallery  http://www.gandergallery.net Grafton Valley Arts Guild  http://www.graftonvalleyartsguild.com Latchis  http://www.latchis.com Monadnock Fine Art Gallery http://www.Monadnockfineart.com Putney Craft Show  http://www.putneycrafts.com River Valley Credit Union  http://www.rivercu.com Sara Gay  http://www.saragay.com Thorne Gallery http://www.keene.edu/tsag Vermont Theatre Company  http://www.vermonttheatrecompany.com Weston Craft Show http://www.westoncraftshow.com...

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Gallery Openings

Gallery Openings:   Asian Cultural Center of Vermont and C.X. Silver Gallery 814 Western Ave, Brattleboro accvt.org, 802 257-7898, ext. 1 Ongoing: Kiri-e: Fabric collage pictures by young women survivors of the Hiroshima aftermath. The Asian Cultural Center of Vermont is an educational resources agency dedicated to connecting people through the arts and cultures of Asia. These connections come through festivals, films, forums, exhibitions, presentations, and other community learning/sharing opportunities. Catherine Dianich Gallery 139 Main St, Brattleboro Open by appointment only catherinedianichgallery.com, 802 380-1607 Fall: Exhibit featuring the works of Alisa Dworsky, including printmaking, drawing, sculpture, installation and architecture. Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main St, Rutland chaffeeartcenter.org, 802 775-0356 Sep 2-Oct 2: Transcendence: Mooring the Storm. Oct 8-9: Fall Foliage Art in the Park. Oct 7-Nov. 13: Enduring Traditions: The Art of Memorials from Marble Valley. Nov 18-Jan 2012: Winter All Members Show. Crow Hill Gallery 729 Flamstead Rd, Chester crowhillgallery.com, 802 875-3763 Nestled in the woods among outdoor sculptures, the gallery offers a beautiful variety of viewing spaces. Here one can view in contemplative elegance a large selection of Jeanne’s most recent works, as well as the sculpture of visiting artists. Epoch Gallery 4927 Main St, Manchester epochvermont.com, 802 768-9711 A coopertaive art and craft gallery, featuring 18 of Vermont’s finest artisans working in a variety of disciplines. Each day the gallery is staffed by one of the artisan members offering their unique view of the creative process. Gallery 103 7 Pineview Drive, Chester gallery103.com, 802 875-7400 Sep-Oct: New paintings on canvas and furniture by Vermont artist Mary Hill. Sep-Oct: Art by torch: the original torch cut steel artwork of Elise Alenick Junker. Ongoing: Featuring fine American Craft, this art space is filled with the handmade craft of more than 100 Vermont and New England artists. Featuring photography, jewelry, ironwork, textiles, blown glass, pottery, soaps, candles, woodwork and more. Gallery 2 and Vermont Artisan Designs 106 Main St, Brattleboro 10-7p Mon-Sat, 11-4p Sun buyvermontart.com, 802 257-7044 Fine art and hand-crafted gifts, sculpture and the works of more than 350 American craftspeople are on display. Unique jewelry, blown glass, pottery, wrought iron, pewter, turned wood, jewelry boxes, clocks, chimes and the famed Vermont Folk Rocker, are some of the hard-to-find items available. Painting by Robin Truelove Stronk “Lunch Time Boss?” Gallery at the VAULT 68 Main St, Springfield galleryvault.org, 802 885-7111 Thru Sep 8: “Dog Days” open wall exhibit. Sep 16-Nov 19: Innovation, Invention & Gadgetry open wall exhibit. Thru Oct 29: Special exhibit of oils by artist Robin Truelove Stronk. Nov 5-Dec 31: Robert O’Brien France plein air paintings. Ongoing: The VAULT serves the community as an...

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Workshops, Classes and Artist Residencies

Southern Vermont: A Mecca for Pro-Am Artists Classes, Workshops & Residencies In Vermont art flourishes year-round. There’s always a good time to learn, practice and perform. Here are a few programs and places to help you learn about classes or workshops in your area. Painting by Robert O’Brien La Gabertie 7.5″ x 11″ Brattleboro Clayworks532 Putney Rd, Brattleborobrattleboroclayworks.com,802 254-9174Sep 12-Nov 14 (Mon nights): Wheel-throwing for all levels, exploring different forms and techniques for making functional pottery on the wheel, w/Rob Cartelli. Sep 20-Oct 25 (Tue afternoons): Clay for kids, for all levels, with Shari Zabriskie. Carving Studio and Sculpture Center636 Marble St, Rutlandcarvingstudio.org, 802 438-2097Oct 1-2: Sculpture and Gravestone Restoration w/Jonathan Appell. Oct 10-14: Fall Open Studio/ Alumni Week. Oct 15-16: Introductory Stone Carving w/Bill Nutt. Nov 5-6: Lost Wax Carving for Jewelry, w/Tossy Garrett. Residencies: Artists in Residence are integral to the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center programming as they create sculpture and interact with the arts community. Fletcher Farm611 Route 103 S., Ludlowfletcherfarm.org, 802 228-8770Sep 10-11: Water Soluble Oil Painting w/Robert Sydorovich. Sep 10-11: Primitive Stenciling w/Sandi Synder. Sep 17-18: Rock Weekend, from Cabbing to Carving w/Derek Levin. Sep 17: Zentangle & Painted Scarves w/Jane MacKugler & Nancy Dorian. Sept 18: Creating Recycled Art Journals w/Erika Martin. Sep 24-25: One Stoke Painting w/Barbi Weaver. Sep 24-25: Woodcarving & More w/Al Wilkinson. Oct 8-9: Copper and Bronze PMC w/Christie St. John. Oct 8-9: Birch Bark Containers w/Thomas Mowatt. Oct 15-16: Punch Needle Rug Hooking w/Layne Herschel. Oct 15: Pretty & Practical Packaging w/Erika Martin. Oct 16: Painted Bird Houses w/Sue Covella. Oct 22-23: Pen & Ink/ mixed media Art w/Don Hofer. Oct 22: Harvest Basket Making w/Judy Nevin. Oct. 23: Ribbon Work Pins w/Cynthia Emerly. Oct 29-30: Watercolor Landscapes w/Robert O’Brien. Oct 29-30: Stained Glass Art w/Barbara Klumb. Nov 5-6: Marbling Scarves w/Deb Gile. Nov 5-6: Soap making, Scrubs, Salts, Balms & Beyond w/Erika Martin. Nov 12: Felted Holiday Characters w/Jane MacKugler. Nov 12: Felted wool Flowers w/Denise Peniston. Nov 13: Charming Memories Bracelets w/Sally Mack. Nov 13: Holiday Card Extravaganza w/Erika Martin. Nov 19-20: Sterling Silver Fabrication w/Harold Bosco. Nov 19: Wreaths Galore w/Carolyn Scott. Nov 20: Felted Winter Animals w/Sue Carey. InView Center for the Arts at Landgrove Inn132 Landgrove Rd, Landgrovelandgroveinn.com, 802 824-6673Sep 15-18: Plein Air in Oils w/Randall Sexton. Sep 19-23: Vermont in Watercolor w/Frank Francese. Sep 26-30: The Language of Light and Color w/Pam Gordinier. Oct 2-6: Watercolor Workshop w/Tony VanHasselt. Oct 11-13: Memoir & Fiction Writing Workshop w/Maralys Wills, featuring Carolyn Uber, Acquiring Editor, Stephen’s Press. Oct 27-29: Pastel Workshop w/Robert Carsten. Nov 4-6: Collage Painting w/Jane Davies. River Gallery School32 Main St, Brattlebororivergalleryschool.org, 802 257-1577Ongoing: RGS...

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Fall Festivals

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Farmers Markets

Farmers’ Markets Every Tuesday: Rutland Downtown Farmers’ Market, Depot Park, 3-6p, 802 747-4403. Bennington Walloomsac Farmers’ Market at the Bennington Station, 10-1p, 802 442-8934. Every Wednesday: Farmers’ Market, Food Co-op Parking Lot, Brattleboro, 10-2p, brattleborofarmersmarket.org. Woodstock Farmers’ Market, on the Green, 3-6p, woodstockvt.com. Every Thursday: Poultney Farmers’ Market, Main Street, 9-2p, 802 287-2460. Townshend Farmers Market, intersection of routes 30 and 35, 3:30-6:30p, 802 869-2141. Manchester Farmers’ Market, Adams Park, Manchester, 3-6p, manchestermarket.org. Castleton Village Farmers’ Market, next to Citizen’s Bank, Wells, 3:30-6p, 802 273-2241. Royalton Farmers’ Market, South Royalton Town Green, 3-6:30p, 802 763-6630. Every Friday: Brandon Farmers’ Market, Central Park, Brandon, 9-2p, 802 247-8473. Fairhaven Farmers’ Market, The Park, 3-7p, 802 265-4240. Ludlow Farmers’ Market, 4-7p, Main Street, 802 734-3829. Hartland Farmers’ Market, Hartland Town Library, 4-7p, 802 296-2032. Every Saturday: Brattleboro Farmers’ Market, Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge), Brattleboro, 9-2p, brattleborofarmersmarket.org. Arlington Country Market, at the Hamlets of Vermont on Route 7A North, Arlington, 10-2p, arlingtoncountrymarket.com. Norwich Farmers’ Market, Route 5 south in Norwich, 9-1p, morwichfarmersmarket.org. Bennington Walloomsac Farmers’ Market at the Bennington Station, 10-1p, 802 442-8934. Londonderry—West River Farmers’ Market, routes 11 and 100, 9a-1p, 802 824-4492. Rutland Downtown Farmers’ Market, Depot Park, 9-2p, 802 747-4403. Wilmington Farmers’ Market, Main Street, Wilmington, 10-3p, 802 464-9069. Windsor Farmers’ Market, on Green St., Windsor, 1-4p, 802 674-6630. Woodstock – Mt. Tom Farmers’ Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30p, 802 457-1980. Green Mountain Harmony Farm, Flea, Arts and Crafts market, on Route 7 South in Mount Tabor, 9-1p, greenmountainharmony.com. Every Sunday: Jamaica Farmers’ Market, Main Street, Jamaica, 10-2p, jamaicavt.com, 802 874-4151. Arlington Country Market, at the Hamlets of Vermont on Route 7A North, Arlington, 10-2p, arlingtoncountrymarket.com. Chester Farmers’ Market, at Zachary’s Pizza House, 11-2p, 802 875-2703. Dorset Farmers’ Market at H.N. Williams Store, 10-2p, 802 558-8511. Green Mountain Harmony Farm, Flea, Arts and Crafts market, on Route 7 South in Mount Tabor, 10-2p, greenmountainharmony.com. Putney Co-op Farmers’ Market, in the field outside the co-op just off Rt 5, 11-2, thru October 9, putneyfarmersmarket.org. ——— Most Farmers’ Markets in Vermont close by the end of October....

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The Daily Scoop

The Daily Scoop September:   6-11: North Bennington Plein Air Competition, Main Street, North Bennington, pleinair-northbennington.com. 7: Open House at the Circus, come check out what a circus school is like, 6-7:30p, necenterforcircusarts.org. Thru Sept. 7: 5th Annual Exhibition at Grafton Fine Art Show, artwork on display across town, exhibitionatgrafton.com. 7: Open House at the Circus, at New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro, necenterforcircusarts.org. 7: Vermont My Home Tour with performance artist and poet T. Namaya, at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, 7p, villagesquarebooks.com. 10: Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival, with award winning cheeses, historicvermont.org./Coolidge. 10: Touch a Truck at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, including fire trucks, a crane, tractors and more, 10-2p, bmhvt.org. 10: Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, 9a, Manchester, visitmanchestervt.com. 10: Artist’s Open House at Hay Madeira Studios, Manchester, noon, svac.org. 10: Community Creation Celebration, 12-8p, music festival, food, dancing, at the historic Brookline Church, Newfane, 802 365-7118. 10-11: Puppets in Paradise, two afternoons of puppetry and performance, at Gordon and Mary Hayward’s Gardens, West Westminster, 10-4p, sandglasstheater.org. 10-11: Rockingham Music Festival, at Rocking-ham Hill Farm, trivalleyproductions.com. 16: Bellows Falls Third Friday with art, music, literary events in Bellows Falls, facebook.com/BellowsFalls.3rdFriday. 16: Dessert social at the Circus, 6:30-8p, New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro, necenterforcircusarts.org. 16-18: 45th Bennington Antique & Classic Car Show, all day at Willow Park, Bennington, bennington.com. 17-18: Bennington Quilt Fest, at Mount Anthony Union Middle School, Bennington, 9-5p Sat., 9-4p Sun, benningtonquiltfest.com. 17: Car Show Cruise-In at Center Stage, Main St, Bennington, 6p, betterbennington.com. 18: Draa Hobbs Quintet in concert, 8p, Old Tavern, Grafton, oldtavern.com. 23-25: 4th Annual Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival, a weekend showcase for Vermont wines, specialty foods and artisans, all day, thevermontfestival.com. 24: Fifth Annual Southern Vermont Homebrew Festival, noon-5p, downtown Bennington at the Bennington Brush Company, benningtonmuseum.org. 24: 30th Peru Fair, 9-4p, with pig roast, art, crafts, music and more, perufair.org. 24: Benefit concert for VT chapter of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, with several local bands, 5-9p, Brattleboro, namivt.org. 24: SEVCA’s 13th Annual Flea market, Silent Auction, Raffle, 9a, Westminster, sevca.org. 24: New Age Multi-Instrumentalist Spencer Lewis at the Jamaica Town Hall, 7p, jamaicavt.com. 24-25: Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival, Woodstock, vermontwoodfestival.org. 30: Wolf Kahn Opening Reception and Book signing, 5p, Brattleboro Museum, brattleboromuseum.org. 30-Oct. 1: Weston Antiques Show at the Weston Playhouse, 10a-5p, westonantiquesshow.org. 30-Oct. 1: Annual Okemo Antiques Show, 3-6p Fri, 10-5p Sat, Okemo Mountain Resort, okemo.com. 30-Oct. 2: 19th Annual Hildene Arts & Crafts Festival, at Hildene, Manchester, 10-5p, craftproducers.com.   October:   1-2: Chester’s Fall Craft Festival on the Green, 10-4p, Chester, 802 875-2626. 1-2: Vermont...

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Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fairs

Art, Crafts and Antiques Fairs Readsboro Arts Festival Sep 17, 10-4p, Readsboro Central School and Readsboro Inn, readsboroarts.org Artists from the Deerfield Valley will be exhibiting paintings, photography, glass, jewelry, pressed flowers, wood and fiber arts. This day-long event includes art making activities for all ages, live music, presentations by local community groups, and an Arts Festival lunch menu at the Readsboro Inn. 8th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival Sep 24-25, Sat 9-6p, Sun 10-4p Union Arena, Woodstock, vermontwoodfestival.org More than 60 Vermont furniture makers, bowl turners, carvers and cabinet makers will be on exhibit. See Spotlight on page 29. Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival Sep 26-Oct 1, all day, MacKenzie Field, Rt 103, Chester (the field is behind Stone House Antiques & across from Jack’s Diner) 508-965-3211 Artist Barre Pinske produces The “Big Buzz” Chainsaw Carving Festival. On the last day, a collective carving, made by over 20 professional chainsaw artists, will be auctioned off and all proceeds will directly benefit a cancer charity. Weston Antiques Show Sept 30-Oct 1, Weston Playhouse, Rt 100, Weston 802 824-5307, westonantiquesshow.org Set in the heart of the Green Mountains at the peak of fall foliage, the Weston Antiques Show has been attracting collectors, dealers, residents, and tourists alike since 1959. Regarded as one of the best small shows in New England, thousands of attendees flock to Weston every year to enjoy the show, the setting, and the season. This antiques show features renowned dealers from across the U.S. with American and English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, samplers, paintings, oriental rugs, jewelry and more. The Weston Antiques Show is not to be missed for any serious collector, as well as the blossoming antiques enthusiast. Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival Sep 30-Oct 2, Hildene Meadows, Manchester craftproducers.com Fall is Festival time in Vermont and Manchester kicks off its foliage celebration with the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival. (Note that this event was formerly called the Hildene Fall Arts Festival.) More than 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products. For many customers it’s an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season.  You know that a single afternoon here can save you days shopping for your holiday gifts. 37th Fall Craft Fair On the Green Oct 1-2, On the Green, Rt 11, Chester, 10-4p, 802 875-2626 Over 60 Vermont & New England crafters & artisans show and sell their creations in one...

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Open Studios

Tour Open Studios Artists at work — Art for Sale Brattleboro-West Arts 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour Sep 24-25, 10-5p, West Brattleboro, brattleboro-west-arts.com Brattleboro-West Arts’ annual open studio tour brings together what is possibly the most eclectic group of artists ever to share a six-mile radius. Visit landscape artists, portraitists and abstract painters, a weathervane maker, a rug braider, a wood carver and a stone mason as well as  artists who work with hand-dyed silks, colored porcelain, blown and fused glass, and locally harvested hardwoods. Tour maps available at C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave, West Brattleboro. 8th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival Sep 24-25, 9-6p Sat, 10-4p Sun, Union Arena, Woodstock, vermontwoodfestival.org More than 60 Vermont furniture makers, bowl turners, carvers, cabinetmakers and more will be on exhibit at this year’s Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival. Watch traditional methods of woodworking, purchase products made from our forests and see for yourself why Vermont woodworkers are rated second to none. On Saturday night, Celebrity Home and Style Designer Stephen Saint-Onge will speak at the Jackson House Inn, in Woodstock. Foliage Open Studio Weekend Oct 1-2, statewide, all day, visit vermontcrafts.com for map This new fall event is a spin-off of the annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend held every Memorial Day weekend. The work of Vermont artists and craftspeople can be seen firsthand during Vermont’s inaugural Foliage Open Studio Weekend. Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. Studio Open House at Carol Schnabel’s studio 410 Green River Road, Guilford, Fri, Nov 18, 3-8p, Sat, Nov 19, 10-5p Carol Schnabel’s weaving studio in Guilford has been the gathering place for local artists to show their work at this annual studio open house for more than a decade. Refreshments. For information or directions, call 802 257-1894. 33rd Annual Putney Craft Tour Nov 25-27, 10-5p, Putney, putneycrafts.com The Putney Craft Tour is a unique opportunity  for tour goers to visit art and craft studios and observe pieces in progress. It also offers a chance to do some holiday shopping. Each year the tour sees more than 2,000 visitors from all over New England and beyond. Visit putneycrafts.com to preview the artists works, find maps, lodging, restaurants and other cultural highlights. 9th Annual Walpole Artisans Tour Nov 25-27, 1-8p Fri, 10-5p Sat-Sun, Walpole and Bellows Falls areas, walpoleartisans.org The Walpole Artisans will feature artist demonstrations in studios throughout the Walpole area, Alstead N.H. and Bellows Falls, Vt. The starting point of the tour this year will be the Walpole Artisans Cooperative Gallery located on 52 Main St. in downtown Walpole. Find perfect handcrafted gifts for the...

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