Garden Events
May16

Garden Events

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 23 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 Display gardens and the scenic views of the Connecticut River valley provide a splendid backdrop for educational opportunities at the Walker Farm. Check the website for information on classes like “Fruit Trees: Selecting, Growing and Pruning Varieties for a Home Orchard,” “Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries: Creating and Maintaining the Berry Patch of Your Dreams,” and “Pots in the Garden: Designing, Planting and Placing Seasonal Containers in the Garden,” as a few examples.   Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington http://www.boydfamilyfarm.com, (802) 464-5618 The Boyd Family Farm is located in the Deerfield Valley, just minutes from Wilmington Center. In the summer you can come pick you own flowers and blueberries and find an extensive array of perennials and annuals. You can also take part in one of their many workshops, including offerings like “Hanging Basket & Planter Workshop,” “Fruit Trees & Berry Bushes for Fathers,” and more. Visit the website for more information.   The Gardens of Westminster Westminster http://www.westminstercares.org Sat, July 11 and Sun, July 12. See five beautiful gardens, featuring the gardens of Gordon and 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, the 20th Annual Symposium at North Hill features information about new plants, new ideas, and a new and upcoming generation of gardeners. Spring in Vermont:   Painting the Garden from Life with Kathy Anderson At Village Arts of Putney 114 Westminster Rd., Putney May 27-29, 9a-4p. Tuition: $350. In this three-day workshop, Kathy Anderson will provide short demos focusing on composition and blocking-in a strong design, which can be confusing when painting from life in the garden. Specific emphasis will be on how to keep flowers transparent and delicate, and how to mass in...

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Farmers Markets
May16

Farmers Markets

Tuesdays Rutland Downtown Farmers’ Market, Depot Park, 3-6p, 802 747-4403. Bennington Walloomsac Farmers’ Market at the Bennington Station, 10a-1p, 802 442-8934. Wednesdays Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market, Brattleboro Food Co-op Parking Lot, 10a-2p, http://www.brattleborofarmersmarket. com. Woodstock Market on the Green, 3-6p, woodstockvt.com. Thursdays Manchester Farmers’ Market, Adams Park, Manchester, 3-6p, manchestermarket.org. Poultney Farmers’ Market, Main Street, 9a-2p, 802 287-2460. Royalton Farmers’ Market, South Royalton Town Green, 3-6:30p, 802 763-6630. Fridays Bellows Falls Farmers Market, Waypoint Center, 4-7p, bffarmersmarket. com. Brandon Farmers’ Market, Central Park, Brandon, 9a-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. Townshend Farmers Market, West Townshend Country Store, 4-7, 802 869-2141. Saturdays Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market, Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge), Brattleboro, 9a – 2p, brattleborofarmersmarket. org. Norwich Farmers’ Market, Route 5 south in Norwich, 9a-1p, morwichfarmersmarket. org. Bennington Walloomsac Farmers’ Market at the Bennington Station, 10a-1p, 802 442-8934. Londonderry – West River Farmers’ Market, routes 11 and 100, 9a-1p, 802 824-4492. Rutland Downtown Farmers’ Market, Depot Park, 9a-2p, 802 747-4403. Woodstock – Mt. Tom Farmers’ Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30a-12:30p, 802 457-1980. Springfield Community Market, People’s United Bank, 10a-1p, springfieldcommunitymarket.com. Sundays Dorset Farmers’ Market at HN Williams Store, 10am-2pm, 802 558-8511. Jamaica Farmers’ Market, Main Street, Jamaica, 10a-2p, jamaicavt. com, 802 874-4151. Putney Farmers Market, across from Putney Co-Op, 11a-2p, putneyfarmersmarket. org. Windsor Farmers’ Market, on Green St., Windsor, 11:30a-2p, windsorfarmersmarket.blogspot. com.   Aug 3-9: Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s Open Farm Week. Get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape. Events take place at farms across Vermont. Meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality products to your plate. Visit nofavt.org for more...

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Open Studio Tours
May16

Open Studio Tours

State Open Studio Tour: May 23-24 Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at the ends of dirt roads. Wherever their locations, they are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the finished works of art. The studio itself is enormously informative because you can see at a glance how the artist works. You see the swatches that have not been chosen for the quilt or the work that is experimental or not serious enough for the gallery. Buying or ordering work during an open studio sale is a unique experience because you have the opportunity to speak to the artist directly. Go to http://www.vermontcrafts.com for map and directions.   Brattleboro West Arts Open Studio Tour: May 23-24 Brattleboro West Arts will also join the Statewide Open Studio tour and ill feature 17 artists in 13 studios and one gallery in Brattleboro, West Brattleboro and Marlboro. Of those studios, 10 are affiliated with Brattleboro-West Arts. There are enough stops to fill an entire weekend. But if you still have time, there are more studios in nearby Dover, Newfane and Townshend to the north and Wilmington to the west. For a complete list of tour stops statewide, visit http://www.vermontcrafts.com   Southern Vermont Artists Open Studio: May 23-24 Southern Vermont Artists are a group of artists in Wilmington, Whitingham and Readsboro. Stop by during the Open Studio weekend to interact with the artists and get a glimpse into their living/work space.   River Artisans: Open during Open Studio Tour: May 23-24 The River Artisans Cooperative Shop, located in Saxtons River, features the work of more than 50 local craftspeople, which fills the storefront space with displays that are changing on a monthly basis. The shop is run by members of the cooperative who have the opportunity to sell their work. The merchandise ranges from pottery to quilts, stained glass, woodenware, jewelry, dolls, handknits, children’s clothes painted furniture, cards, baskets and more.   Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour: July 18-19 The Rock River Artists are ready to open their homes and studios for their 23rd annual Open Studio Tour. Come to the old schoolhouse in South Newfane to pick up a map and preview the work of 18 artists living and working in the area. Rock River Artists is a collaborative of artists living and working along the Rock River basin in southern Vermont. Their creative talents include a variety of disciplines and mediums, from oil paintings to pottery and custom furniture....

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At the Galleries
May16

At the Galleries

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery At Keene State College, Keene, NH keene.edu/tsag, 603 358-2720 Thru May 9: The Keene State College Art Department presents works by graduating art majors. Ongoing: Intersection: Art, Culture, and Identity. This exhibit explores object based learning – learning by visually analyzing objects in hope the analysis will reveal the context in which the object was made. Thru May 10, May 21-July 24, Aug. 25-Dec. 7   Hunter Gallery of Fine Art 74 Main St, Grafton hunterartworks.com, 802-843-1440 All receptions are from 5:30-7p. May 16: Ailyn Hoey, charcoal. June 13: meet the gallery artists. July 11: Robert Sydorowich and Harry Dayton, oils. Sept 5: Gary Eckhart, watercolor.  Oct 10: Peter Jeziorski, watercolor.   Mitchell – Giddings Fine Arts 183 Main St, Brattleboro mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com, 802 251-8290 Thru-May 24: After Images, an exhibit by Amy Arbus, will pay homage to her favorite painters – Balthus, Cezanne, David, Ingres, Modigliani and Picasso. The exhibit will feature photographs of live scenes stages to replicate the powerful effects of original paintings from the early 20th century.   Vermont Center for Photography 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro vcphoto.org, 802 251-6051 May 1-31: Annual Spring Members’ Group Exhibition. June 5-28: Jim Bremer: Carnography. June 14: Deadline for submission to August juried exhibit “By the Books.” July 3-Aug 2: Marcus DeSieno: Invisible Monsters.     Gallery North Star 151 Townshend Rd, Grafton Gnsgrafton.com, 802 843-2465 Thru July 11: Featuring the works of more than 30 New England artists in a variety of mediums. July 11-Aug 30: Craig Mooney Solo Show....

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