Open Studios
May11

Open Studios

22nd Spring Open Studio Weekend – May 24 and 25 http://www.vermontcrafts.com Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this event. The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event. Admission is free. Maps can be downloaded on the website or find them at tourism racks, Chamber of Commerce offices and at the State Welcome Center. Southern Vermont Artists located in Wilmington, Whitingham and Readsboro will be participating in the Open Studio tour in addition to other artists in Southern Vermont. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Vermont-Artists 22nd Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour – July 19 and 20, 10-6p http://www.rockriverartists.com Start at the Old Schoolhouse in South Newfane, where the sixteen participating artists present their group show. With maps provided, visitors have the option to visit every artist’s studio, all within a short driving range of South Newfane. Admission is free all weekend. Brattleboro-West Arts Open Studio Tour Sept 27-28, 10-5p http://www.brattleboro-west-arts.com For more information on the Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour, visit http://www.rockriverartists.com. For more on the Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend, check out http://www.vermontcrafts.com. For dates and details about the Brattleboro-West Arts Open Studio Tour, visit http://www.brattleboro-west-arts.com....

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Spotlight: World Masquerade Ball Fundraiser
May11

Spotlight: World Masquerade Ball Fundraiser

Saturday, May 21 — Stone Church, 210 Main St. Brattleboro http://www.facebook.com/worldmasqueradeball The World Masquerade Ball promises to be a magical evening of entertainment, food, lively conversation highlighted by an auction of masks created by local artists. Guests are invited to don their own masks for the evening and an unmasking will end the evening’s festivities. The event is all to promote and raise funds to complete a new documentary film entitled Dates for Coffee. Guided by the scholastic insight of International Folklore Scholar Wolfgang Mieder and Conflict Resolution Scholar Mohammed Abu Nimer, Dates for Coffee, examines national narratives through the lens of Omani folklore and shares how their values are part of a larger Arab national narrative. 
The power embedded in these stories help form belief systems and expectations that often create conflict when misunderstood. The documentary was produced and created by a team of local residents and Vermont natives lead by Kiera Lewis. Lewis is a young, Brattleboro filmmaker. She shot Dates for Coffee while living and studying in Oman—an Arab Sultanate on the Persian Gulf that borders Saudi Arabia and Yemen to its west. 
A private screening of the film’s first edit was held last fall in Brattleboro and later in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian Institute. 

 More info at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dates-for-coffee–2 or email...

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Summer stage offerings
May11

Summer stage offerings

The Dorset Theatre Festival 104 Cheney Road, Dorset Walk up Box Office open June 11-August 31, Tuesday–Sunday http://www.dorsettheatrefestival.org or 802-867-2223 The Dorset Theatre Festival produces five Main-stage plays each summer between June through September. Known for its world premieres of new plays, its regional premieres of Tony Award winning plays from the contemporary canon, as well as expertly produced traditional family programming. The Festival attracts top talent from Broadway and beyond to the quaint village of Dorset each summer to great acclaim. Before each evening show enjoy the outdoor café for delicious tapas, a glass of fine wine or beer, coffee and desserts. The work of regional artists curated by Dorset’s new 3 Pears Gallery on display. June 18-July 6 Six time Tony Award winning drama about artist Mark Rothko RED by John Logan starring Tim Daly  —RED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations – NY TIMES   July 10-July 19 World Premiere Out Of The City by Leslie Ayvazian — A sweetly comic play…well-made and carefully observed character portraits about late-life identity – NY TIMES   Weston Playhouse Theatre Company 12 Park Street, Weston Tickets on sale May 1; Box Office: 802-824-5288 Full schedule at http://www.westonplayhouse.org/ The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, a non-profit regional theatre dedicated to excellence in a unique Vermont setting, serves a community of artists and audiences through a broad spectrum of dramatic works and educational programs. It is currently embarking on a $10 million Campaign to create an Incubator for the Theatre Arts in Weston—a place where playwrights, directors, composers and librettists will come to work on their new works in the quiet rural environment away from the distractions of the city. Following most evenings enjoy The Cabaret, Weston’s lively musical nightcap downstairs. Main Stage performances: June 26–July 12 Analog and Vinyl by Paul Gordon, The world premiere of a new musical July 17–July 26 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang The 2013 Tony-winning comedy July 31–August 23 A Chorus Line by James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch & Edward Kleban   Actor’s Theater Playhouse Corner Of Brook & Main St West Chesterfield, NH http://www.atplayhouse.org The Actors Theatre Playhouse enters it’s 39th Season this year with a Comedy, a Drama, an original Musical Play, a performer created Cabaret, and it’s ongoing annual Ten Minute Play Festival.  Run strictly as an all-Volunteer organization, the company draws on the multi-gifted artistic and technical talents of the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts communities it serves. Thurs/Fri/Sat, June 19, 20, 21 26, 27, 28 & July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11,12, Found A Peanut, by Donald Margulies Thurs/Fri/Sat, July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, Now and Then, A Musical Play by Zeke Hecker   New England...

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Spotlight: The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing
May11

Spotlight: The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing

Tues, May 20, Great Hall, One River Street, Springfield, VT Memory and longevity are illuminated in The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing, a multimedia exhibit opening at the Great Hall in Springfield, Vermont on Tuesday, May 20–October 10. The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing began at the Randolph, Vermont, Senior Center with a group of 80- and 90-year-olds who wanted to write down their life stories. The group has published several memoirs and made audio-recordings of their work. Photographer Jack Rowell’s 24 larger-than-life black-and-white portraits are the focal point of the exhibit, which includes audio by the Vermont Folklife Center. The audio portion of the exhibit can be heard through a smart phone and contains excerpts from the group’s published anthology, The Hale Street Gang: In Cahoots, read by the authors. “This project began with the writers’ stories,” says project leader Sara Tucker, who facilitates the weekly writers circle at a senior center in Randolph, Vermont. The exchange of stories within the group proved stimulating, bringing long-buried memories to the fore. Our project presents age as the creative and cultural ally of memory—the older the memory, the more valuable it is. There will be an artist talk on May 24 from 2-4p. Along with this exhibit, artist and designer, Phil Godenschwager from Randolph showcases his fanciful three-dimensional works. The Great Hall is open M-F, 9-5p. http://www.facebook.com/greathallspringfield...

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Digital connections: Online farmers markets and the evolution of CSAs
May11

Digital connections: Online farmers markets and the evolution of CSAs

By Troy Shaheen What constitutes a direct connection between farmer and buyer? And what does it mean when shopping locally means shopping online? A 2013 Strolling of the Heifers study found Vermont to be far and away the nation’s top state in CSAs and Farmer’s Markets per 100,000 people, a key indicator for their Localvore Index. The state has long cultivated a history of community-supported agriculture, a penchant for eating local, and a pride in the robust culture of its small farms. The Vermont CSA and farmer’s market, however, are systems in flux. Long heralded as terrific ways for Vermonters to support their local farmers, cut out the marked-up prices of grocery stores, and enjoy the freshest food possible, digital technology and third party food system start-ups are changing the landscape of eating local, with some interesting effects on the economy and culture of farming and eating in Vermont. The modern CSA exists in a variety of iterations, ranging from the traditional model of local members’ investment, shared risk, and shared rewards in the form of a weekly “mystery box”, to online purchasing a la carte and delivery at either the home or local community hub. As the local food movement surges nationwide, and gains even more momentum in the Green Mountain State, farmers, consumers, and third party logistics and marketing companies are hustling to find the best way to connect it all together. Your Farmstand, based in Charlotte, VT, provides an online platform for farmers and buyers to connect and arrange in-person deliveries and drop-offs. Their model revolves around a community coordinator who recruits farmers to post offerings on the Your Farmstand website, and notifies potential buyers to go online and make selections. Farmers then deliver the ordered goods on a set day, and buyers stop by to pick up their goods. Coordinators are responsible for specific markets, which began in Charlotte and now include Fairfield, South Burlington, Brandon, and Hardwick, among others. The system differs from the traditional CSA in that buyers have no minimum purchase and no lump sum commitment at the start of a season. They can purchase as much or as little as they desire, and can take it week by week if they choose. The approach aims to make local food more accessible to a greater number of people. Suzy Hudgson, of Your Farmstand, explains, “Some people who shop through Your Farmstand wouldn’t otherwise be buying local. Barriers like minimum purchases and long-term commitments keep them from CSAs and they simply aren’t free on the days of the week that the farmer’s market is in town.” She doesn’t feel the service competes with...

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Book reading plus wine tasting: an educational combo
May11

Book reading plus wine tasting: an educational combo

Swords, sorcery and Sauvignon Blanc: An epic fantasy wine tasting Last summer David Walter’s Mastercraft Gallery in Brattleboro featured an exhibit of handcrafted violins by Doug Cox, local violin-maker, with a wine tasting to great effect. The wines were paired by Marty Ramsburg of Windham Wines to complement the different violins and violas and their different sounds. Local musicians played while participants sipped and savored. Says Doug Cox, ‘One of the challenges in my work is talking with players about what they are looking for in a violin or viola and how they experience my instruments. The limits and personal nature of language become very clear in this process. It requires creativity and effort to reach beyond the surface of words available to us. The wildly successful wine tasting events we organized as part of the show built on the excitement of this experiential and linguistic challenge. These events allowed me to understand more deeply the subjective experience of the listener as well as the player.” Just recently, Windham Wines paired a book reading with a wine tasting… Seems like almost anything goes better with wine these days. By combining a cultural learning experience with a creative twist on a wine tasting can be fun and educational at the same time. Swords, Sorcery, and Sauvignon Blanc; An Epic Fantasy Wine Tasting Brian Staveley, who recently completed his first book, wanted something “that was not terrible” for his first book reading. He says he’s been to a lot of readings over the years by strangers and friends, readings by famous authors and hopeful newcomers. Sometimes he hangs on every word and other times he’s ready to leap through the plate glass window of the bookstore to escape. “Pulling the fire alarm can be a real temptation when confronted with an hour of monotonic recitation.” While writing “The Emperor’s Blades,” Brian recalls he would occasionally get stuck, and when he got stuck, he would take a break and go buy a bottle of wine. After repeating this process two or three hundred times, he became friends with Frank and Marty, the owners of Windham Wines, a wine store in Brattleboro. In the course of their conversations, he discovered that they’re fans of epic fantasy, and the “not terrible” idea was born: why not pair a reading with a wine tasting? They all loved the notion, but the best way to pursue it wasn’t immediately clear. “The Emperor’s Blades” is the story of three adult children of a murdered emperor – a monk, a politician, and a warrior – who are trying to solve the conspiracy behind their father’s death while staying...

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Summer Festivals
May11

Summer Festivals

Mayfest Bennington http://www.bennington.com, 802-447-3311 May 24: Over 100 vendors on Main Street, Downtown Bennington   Manchester & Antique Car Show Dorr Farm, Route 30, north of Manchester visitmanchestervt.com June 7-8: The 28th Annual Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show kicks off with an early summer “dust off” show features 46 classes of antique and classic cars, Land Rover driving course, flea market and local food vendors.   Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset http://www.vt-summerfestival.com, 802 489-4945 July 1-Aug 10: Celebrating its 21st year as Vermont’s premier hunter/jumper competition.  The Vermont Summer Festival is a six week show on the Beebe Farm in East Dorset. See Olympic equestrians participating in events for $750,000 in prizes.   Grafton Food Festival Grafton Inn http://www.graftonfoodfestival.com 800-843-1801 July 12 -13: featuring local food and drink vendors, coking demos 10-6- Saturday; 10-2p Sunday Brunch and Farmers’ Market.   Blueberry Festival Mount Snow Valley Top Ten Summer Event by Vermont Chamber of Commerce http://www.vermontblueberry.com July 25-Aug 2: Berries, Vintage Cars, Music, Food and Parade. If it’s blue, it’s probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns of Wilmington, Whitingham and Dover in late July and early...

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Spotlight: Second annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival
May11

Spotlight: Second annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival

Top Faculty, Top Dance Companies, Over 100 Different Classes—All in Three Days in Brattleboro July 17-20 — http://www.southernvermontdancefestival.com From professionals to dance enthusiasts, from the belly dancer to the ballet dancer this is an opportunity to take classes with world-renowned faculty. There will be a variety of classes offered including Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary, Modern, Horton Technique, Graham Technique, Luigi Technique, Gaga Style, Dunham Technique, Eric Hawkins Technique, Laban Movement Analysis, Contact Improvisation, Composition and many more. And, yes, the celebrated Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is participating in the Second Annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival and will lead technique classes, repertory workshops and talks throughout the festival. They have performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent. Former Company member Catherine Cabeen will lead all activities and perform a solo choreographed by Bill T. Jones in the Saturday gala performance. In addition, Navarra Novy-Williams, currently with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and formerly with Batsheva Ensemble has joined the...

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Summer music festivals
May11

Summer music festivals

45th Yellow Barn Summer Season July 4-August 2 63 Main Street
, Putney 802-387-6637, Box office: 802-387-6637 x106 http://www.yellowbarn.org This year over 100 musicians will travel to Putney from across the United States and abroad for the Yellow Barn’s 45th Summer Season. In 1969 David and Janet Wells founded Yellow Barn and immediately their neighbors embraced this vibrant addition to their community, cooking meals for the musicians and organizing concerts for the town. Over the ensuing decades, Yellow Barn has evolved into a year-round center for chamber music known around the world for its innovative approach to life-long education for musicians and audiences, commitment to quality and a unified aesthetic, and programs that focus listeners in new ways. Spring is one of the most exciting times for Yellow Barn. In May, the Artist Residencies come to a close, while Artistic Director Seth Knopp sets the stage for over 30 public events starting in mid-June. 36 young musicians, selected from over 500 applicants, and their faculty colleagues eagerly await their assignments, along with audiences ranging from those who have attended concerts for decades to those who will have their first Yellow Barn experiences this year. June 14-June 27 at Next Stage and July 4-August 3 at The Big Barn): Highlights include the return of “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book” by acclaimed accordionist Merima Ključo June 19, 26, and 27
 Young Artists Program concerts July 19 Gala and Scholarship Benefit Concert honoring Gordon Hayward July 28 – August 2, Lei Liang, Composer in Residence   6th Annual Grafton Music Festival http://www.graftonmusicfestival.com July 5, 6-8p The Compaq Big Band with Rebecca Holtz — the power of 15 horns, a cookin’ rhythm section, a great feature vocalist, and terrific instrumental soloists …the most entertaining concert we’ve ever had— Rick Broussard, Editor, New Hampshire Magazine. Tickets at http://www.brattleborotix.com   Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10am to 5pm, Mon-Sun (Closed Mondays) thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 May 18: O’hAnleigh, traditional Irish duo with lively and haunting rhythms, from Middlebury, 8p. June 15: Caravan of Thieves, featuring gypsy swinging folk music with a sense of humor, 8p. June 28: Classical pianist Katherine Chi, Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition winner, 8p. July 27: The smooth vocals of Vance Gilbert, 8p.   Brattleboro Music Center 38 Walnut Street, Brattleboro bmcvt.org, 802 257-4523 May 17 & 18: Concert Choir: Missa Gaia, exhilarating fusion of sound and drama, Missa Gaia opens the door to places within and without, Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro, 7:30p on May 17, 4p on May 18. May 30 & June 1: Windham Orchestra presents Puccini’s Tosca, an opera that tells the brutal truth about what drives us, our passion and desires. It’s essential Puccini – lurid, ravishing...

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At the Museums
May11

At the Museums

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 May 10-Dec 21: Small Works Show, with figuratives, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, still-life’s and more. Jun 7-July 27: Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, with opening events taking place on June 7. June 14-Aug 24: Art of the Animal Kingdom XIX. One of the country’s most prestigious wildlife exhibitions, with special guest artist Rosetta. Aug 2-Sept 14: Impressions of New England exhibit. Aug 2-Dec 21: Portraying the Human Spirit exhibit. Aug 30-Dec 21: Laumeister Fine Art Competition.  Ongoing: Permanent collection, featuring Native American and Southwestern artwork, with 300 paintings, 50 bronzes, 50 Hop Kachinas, 85 hand-woven Navajo rugs and numerous pieces of pottery, jewelry and baskets.   Bennington Museum 75 Main St, Rte. 9, Bennington 10a to 5p (Closed Wed) benningtonmuseum.org, 802 477-1571 Thru May 4: What’s the Color of Love?, with works by Karl Mullen. Painting largely with his hands, he creates primitive, poetic figures that float on fields of color. Thru June 17: Three Vermont Impressionists, with the works of George Loftus Noyes, Arthur Gibbes Burton and Clifford Adam Bayard, who all painted Vermont landscapes.  May 2: Outsider Art Panel Discussion, a discussion on the reinterpretation of modern and contemporary self-taught art. July 5-Nov 2: Alice Neel / Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People, with two masters of the portrait as art. Aug 2: Normal Rockwell Arlington Models Reunion, an opportunity to meet and talk with Rockwell models. Ongoing: Regional Artists Exhibits. Every twelve weeks throughout the year, different regional artists have their work displayed in the museum’s Regional Artists Gallery. On view for eleven weeks, the exhibits are selected by a jury twice a year and include a mix of paintings, sculpture, photographs, wood works, and more.   Brattleboro Museum & Art Center 10 Vernon St, Brattleboro 11a to 5p (Closed Tues) brattleboromuseum.org, 802 257-0124 Thru June 22: Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art. It’s spring and BMAC is bursting into bloom! Filling four of the museum’s six galleries, Flora explores our physical and metaphorical relationship with flowers. May 9-June 22: Cloaked and Revealed: Sculptural Paintings by Marela Zacarias. Billowing clouds of what appears to be stiffened fabric envelop everyday objects (televisions, tricycles, swings) or float across walls. May 9-June 22: Opposing Forces: New Paintings by Josh Gibson. Since the 1980s, John Gibson has used balls as his signature motif. Lushly painted designs, ranging from dots and stripes to patterns inspired by scientific and ethnographic symbols, cover each ball. May 9-June 22: All the Days of the Year. This video installation by Walter Ungerer is a record of one year as seen...

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Garden tours and more: Our favorite green thumb offerings
May11

Garden tours and more: Our favorite green thumb offerings

Hildene 1005 Hildene Rd Manchester http://www.hildene.org, 802-362-1788 Celebration of Peonies. 
Traditionally the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June when the Formal Garden signals the beginning of the season with 1,000’s of peony blooms; many of them from the original 1907 plants.   From Our Garden to Yours 170 Main St. and Town Common Wardsboro http://www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org. Sat, May 24 9a-2p Rain or Shine, Bright annuals, hardy perennials, hanging baskets, shrubs, Gilfeather turnip seedlings and seeds. On the same day is the Library Trustees’ Bake Sale on the Town Common, Main St. (bake sale profits benefit the Wardsboro Public Library) Tickets go on sale for the Best Raffle Ever! You can print your own tickets online at Drawing is on July 4th after the parade.   Walker Farm 1190 US Route 5, East Dummerston http://www.walkerfarm.com May 3, 10a, “Fruit Trees: Selecting, Growing and Pruning Varieties for a Home Orchard” Ezekiel Goodband, Orchardist and Manager of Scott Farm; May 10, 10a, “Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries: Creating and Maintaining the Berry Patch of Your Dreams”, Jack Manix, Organic Farmer and Owner of Walker Farm & Ezekiel Goodband, Orchardist and Manager of Scott Farm; May 17, 10a, “Pots in the Garden: Designing, Planting and Placing Seasonal Containers in the Garden”, Garden Designer Michaela Harlow   Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington http://www.boydfamilyfarm.com (802) 464-5618 May 31, 10-12p, “Hanging Basket & Planter Workshop” There are many new flower options at the Boyd Family Farm and we can show you how to plant them for year round color! Bring your own containers or purchase some new ones. June 14, 10:30-11:30, “Fruit Trees & Berry Bushes for Fathers” Fun for all generations. New releases like the First Editions® Tawara Asian Pear™ will be introduced, a unique fruit tree that boasts brown fruit that tastes like a cross between a crispy apple and pear. Also information about apricot, apple, plum pear, peach trees and blueberry and raspberry bushes. Learn how to plant a successful orchard or berry regarding cross-pollination, soil type, proper watering and mulch. Check out the Blueberry and Raspberry fields.   The Gardens of Westminster Westminster, VT http://www.westminstercares.org Sat, June 28 & Sun, June 29, See five beautiful gardens, featuring the gardens of Gordon & Mary Hayward. Sponsored by Westminster Cares. Rain or shine. Admission $15/2 for $25. Discounted tickets online.   New Plants New Voices http://www.northhillgarden.com Held at Mount Snow — Sat, June 29, 8:30a – 4:30p, The 19th Annual Symposium at North Hill features information about the new, new plants, new ideas and a new and upcoming generation of...

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At the Galleries
May11

At the Galleries

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont and C.X. Silver Gallery: 814 Western Ave, Brattleboro accvt.org, 802 257-7898, ext. 1 April 27: World Tai Chi Day downtown, on the Brattleboro Common, 1-2p. July 11: Obon, Japan’s double summer festivals in Brattleboro, in Plaza Park at the foot of Main Street between the Museum and the Co-Op, 5-8p. Ongoing: Kiri-e: Fabric collage pictures by young women survivors of the Hiroshima aftermath.   Barbara Ernst Prey Gallery 71 Spring St, Williamstown, MA barbaraprey.com, 413 884-6184 Ongoing: Come see watercolors by Barbara Prey, whose artwork is featured prominently in private, corporate and museum collections around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the White House, and many more.   Barre Pinske Studio 50 First Ave, Chester illanajoffrey.com Ongoing: With beginnings as a chain saw carver in Minnesota, Barry Pinske’s masterfull skills evolved into creating wooden objects for festivals and craft fairs. Stop by the studio to see sculptures, carvings, furniture and much more.   Bennington Arts Guild 103 South St, Bennington benningtonartsguild.org , 802 442-7838 Ongoing: The Bennington Arts Guild is an association of artists and non-artist members dedicated to attracting public attention to and providing a viable market for fine arts and fine crafts in the Bennington area.   Catherine Dianich Gallery 139 Main St, Brattleboro Open by appointment only catherinedianichgallery.com, 802 380-1607 Thru April 27: Christie Hebert Sculpture exhibit. Ongoing: Featuring many southern Vermont artists, including Jeorge Yankura, silver gelatin prints, Julia Jensen, oil on canvas, and Steven Brock, silver gelatin prints. Make an appointment to come see the exhibit space at Catherine Dianich Gallery.   Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main St, Rutland chaffeeartcenter.org, 802 775-0356 Thru May 2: Student Art Exhibition. May 2-30: Chaffee Invitational: 30 Under 30. May 9-July 30: Emerging Artists: New Juried Members. June 17-July 18: City Wide Sculpture Park exhibit. Aug 9-10: 2014 Art in the Park exhibit.   Chasse’ Fine Art Gallery 558 Main St, Chester chasseart.com Ongoing: The magic of the moment, light illuminating land or sea, the essence of the scene captured forever. That’s what’s on display when you come to see Denis Chasse’s paintings and Katheryn’s photography.   The Chester Bookworm 330 Main St, Chester chesterbookworm.com Ongoing: The Chester Bookworm is a great store for browsing books, particularly European publications. Specializing in rare and scarce books, the shop also offers bookbinding services and a bindery.   Cider Hill Gardens 1747 Hunt Rd, Windsor ciderhillvt.com, 802 674-6825 Ongoing: Featuring Gary Milek’s award winning paintings and prints inspired by the surrounding gardens and scenery. These timeless floral still-life’s and landscapes capture the magic of the Vermont countryside.   Crow Hill Gallery...

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