Past Shows

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Bellcate School Exhibit
July, 2018

Art’s Alive is excited to welcome the students from the Bellcate School. Josh Sinz teaches art at the Bellcate School in Essex.  They are a small independent grass roots school, with blended therapeutic/academic programs serving the needs of students with individualized learning styles. In this exhibit students will show their artwork that deals with Fiber/ Folk art, “Up-cycled”, identity pieces.  Students have multiple visual arts classes where they have the opportunity to create individualistic forms of artwork and use a variety of techniques/materials to discover methods to which they can achieve their desired outcome. Please join the teachers and students of Bellcate School for their Opening Reception on July 13th from 5-8pm. (1 Main Street) This exhibit runs until the end of July.

 

 

April-June, 2018

2018 Festival of Fine Arts (FOFA)

Each year Art’s Alive dedicates the month of June to the Fine Arts. For almost three decades the Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art has celebrated the visual art of Vermont residents with a Juried Exhibition hosted by Main Street Landing and is installed at the Art’s Alive Gallery in Historic Union Station at the foot of Main Street in Downtown Burlington. The Juried Exhibition is judged by two independent professionals in the field of visual arts who are not affiliated with Art’s Alive and three cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. An additional cash prize is presented to an Artist for winning the Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award. This prize is judged and awarded by Art’s Alive & the SEABA Board of Directors.

Artist Choice: Paul McMillian : Bear Meadows Night
Roberto W. Fitzgerald: Linda Dulleba : Blue Elephant

3rd Place (TIE): Jerry Ralya : Petronella, Murdered at Auschwitz
& Matt Morris : Mr. Biglysworth
2nd Place: Gav’on (Gavin Danger) : The Movements of You & I
1st Place: Kara Torres : The Wonderful Garden

Congratulations to everyone!

Art’s Alive is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of Vermont visual artists. For more information about the exhibit or Art’s Alive, please contact SEABA at 802-859-9222 or artsalivevt@seaba.com Open M-F, 8-3pm, Sat-Sun by apt only. Curated by SEABA

Kara Torres : The Wonderful Garden

 

5th Annual Open Photography Exhibition

2/9-3/30/2018

Artist reception during March’s First Friday Art, 5-7PM

Beginning in 2012, Art’s Alive dedicated its Winter Exhibition to the Art of Photography. In 2012, two photographers, Rick Jasany and Kevin Morin were chosen to exhibit. In 2013, the exhibition was expanded to four photographers and featured Robin Katrick, Trine Wilson, Melissa Thebarge and Laina Johnson. In 2014, the decision was made to expand this exhibition to an open call to all resident Vermont photographers, inviting artists to present 1-3 pieces for display.

(image: Woody by Sharon Radtke)

2017 Audubon Photography Awards Show

1/18-2/7/2018

Artist reception during February’s First Friday Art, 5:30-7:30PM

Selected from more than 5,500 entries, the winning photos were published in the Summer 2017 issue of Audubon Magazine and show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant. Photographers from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces submitted images in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

Visit the exhibit to walk among the winning bird photographs from this year’s Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about your local birdlife and Audubon Vermont’s work. From songbirds wreaking havoc on much larger raptors, to couples dancing in the throes of courtship, the spectrum of performances is near infinite.


“The Polar Express”: Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation

December 2017

In December, Art’s Alive is taking a break and sharing the walls with “The Polar Express” brought to you by the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation (VCTF). VCTF believes that when children thrive our communities flourish. VCTF raises funds and makes grants to Vermont organizations that provide prevention programs serving children and their families. We know the more children are engaged with school, safe activities and positive groups within their community, the more likely they are to be successful students, gain confidence and make wise choices.


Vermont Watercolor Society-Burlington Hub

November 2017

Artist Reception during First Friday Art

“Boundaries”: Boundaries can mean a frontier, or a line that marks limits. In the natural world, our eye is drawn to natural boundaries of mountain ranges, waterways, farms and fences, rocks and trees. Art can also be a way to push the boundaries–to push our own limits and create something new. Whether using traditional means, or finding new ways to go beyond the ordinary, this exhibit showcases watercolor’s possibilities.


Northern Vermont Artist Association

October 2017

Opening reception during First Friday Art

The Northern Vermont Artist Association was founded in Burlington in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and a group of Vermont artists. The nationally renowned artist Maxfield Parrish was among the founding members. The NVAA is open to all visual artists living in the northern half of Vermont. Their flagship show is our annual June Show, which has been held every year since 1931.

Image: River’s Edge by Janet Bonneau


The Founders Exhibit: Celebrating the Past, Re-imagining the Future

September 8-30, 2017

Art Hop Hours: Friday, 5-8PM; Saturday, Noon-4PM; Sunday, 10AM-4PM

“The Founders Exhibit: Celebrating the past, Re-imaging the future” features some of the original artists and prominent figures that set the stage for the original South End Art Hop.

Roundtable Discussion: The South End’s Future, Sunday, September 10, 10AM-Noon.


Tom Merwin and the Artists of the Forty Seven Main Street Depot

August 2017

Artist reception during August’s First Friday Art

“Mental illness is a world condition. Those of us diagnosed and on the front line are resources too often overlooked. We hope to mirror your reflection with ours on the surface of poetry and painting. A painting’s value can have the worth of a glass of water or a single breath, if the action has been successful. If allowed exposure we can work together and rediscover our original voices. While defying marginalization and the pressures of isolation we look forward to see you at the show receiving gifts where eyes meet,” said Tom Merwin. Merwin has painted with his friends for the past four years. Using the visual arts is a valid and proven access to our whole and healed being. Merwin plans to convert his existing gallery to an expanded studio space to create an alternative work place where we can help ourselves while sharing our shared experiences as seeds for potential, and art as a radiant catalyst. He said, “We exhibit as an engaged creative movement to dismantle marginalization, to travel beyond the social construct that separates the mentally and physically disabled from our purpose to contribute and share our discovered truths.”

Bellcate School

 

July 2017

 

Artist and teacher reception during July’s First Friday Art

 

Art’s Alive is excited to welcome the students from the Bellcate School in Essex. Josh Sinz teaches art there. They are a small, independent, grassroots school with blended therapeutic/academic programs serving the needs of students with individualized learning styles. In this exhibit, students show artwork that deals with fiber/folk art, up-cycled, and identity pieces. Students have multiple visual arts classes, where they have the opportunity to create individualistic forms of artwork and use a variety of techniques/materials to discover methods to which they can achieve their desired outcome. Accompanying Bellcate School, is new artwork from the Howard Center Arts Collective.

 

Image by a Bellcate Student

 


 

 

Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art ’17

 

June 2017

 

Gala and Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 9, 5-8PM

 

Each year Art’s Alive dedicates the month of June to the Fine Arts. The Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art has celebrates the visual art of Vermont residents with a Juried Exhibition hosted by Main Street Landing and installed at the Art’s Alive Gallery/SEABA in Historic Union Station at the foot of Main Street in on Burlington’s Waterfront. The Juried Exhibition is judged by two independent professionals in the field of visual arts who are not affiliated with Art’s Alive and three cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. An additional cash prize is presented to an artist for the Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award, judged and awarded by the Art’s Alive/SEABA directors and the Artist’s Choice Award, judged and awarded by the Vermont Artists who registered for the festival.

 

Image: Beginnings by Jane Ann Kantor

 


 

 

37th Annual Chittenden County Senior Art Show

 

May 2017

 

Closing reception: Wednesday, May 31, 6-7PM

 

The 37th Annual Chittenden County Senior Art Show features artwork by members of the Class of 2017 from Mt. Mansfield Union, Champlain Valley Union, Burlington, South Burlington, Essex and Colchester high schools.

 

Image by Sophia Huang.

 


 

 

Vermont Stands With: Teaching Tolerance Through Art

 

April 2017

 

Artist Reception during First Friday Art

 

“Vermont Stands With: Teaching Tolerance Through Art” presents innovative art projects that meaningfully engage with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building. Social change is both the process and effect of efforts to positively alter societal conditions. It encompasses a range of outcomes; healing, increased awareness, attitudinal change, more diverse and increased civic participation, movement building, and policy change to name just a few.

 

Image: Lunch in Burlington by Lisa Myers.

 


 

 

4th Annual Open Photography Exhibit

 

February 3-March 31, 2017

 

Artist Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7PM.

 

Beginning in 2012, Art’s Alive dedicated its Winter Exhibition to the Art of Photography. In 2012, two photographers, Rick Jasany and Kevin Morin were chosen to exhibit. In 2013, the exhibition was expanded to four photographers and featured Robin Katrick, Trine Wilson, Melissa Thebarge and Laina Johnson. Also in 2013, the decision was made to expand this exhibition to an open call to all resident Vermont Photographers, inviting artists to present 1-3 pieces for display. 2017 marks the 4th Annual Open Call and what promises to be the continuation of a new Winter Tradition with work by 44 artists on display!

 

Image: Notice by Mike Reilly.

2016 Audubon Photography Awards Show

 

January 26-February 2, 2017

 

Come walk among the winning bird photographs from this year’s Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about your local bird life. From songbirds wreaking havoc on much larger raptors, to couples dancing in the throes of courtship, the spectrum of performances is near infinite. We’re lucky that our contestants were able to get them on camera. Selected from over 7,000 entries, submitted from all 50 states, DC, and Canada, the winning photos were published in the May-June Issue of Audubon magazine. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. When one receives thousands of photos of birds, odds are good that some interesting examples of bird behavior will be captured.

 


 

“A World Free of Violence”

 

January 1-25, 2017

 

Opening reception during January’s First Friday Art
Art’s Alive warmly welcomes Steps to End Domestic Violence Art Therapy Exhibit. The mission at Steps to End Domestic Violence is to assist in the transition to a safe, independent life for all those who have been affected physically, sexually, emotionally, or economically by domestic abuse and to promote a culture that fosters justice, equity and safety. They actively raise public awareness about the complex effects of domestic violence on individuals, children, and communities. They also offer a wide variety of educational programming to schools, organizations, professionals, and community members. Their goal is to create a strong community response to domestic violence.

 


 

“The Polar Express”: Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation

 

December 2016

 

In December, Art’s Alive is taking a break and sharing the walls with “The Polar Express” brought to you by the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation (VCTF). VCTF believes that when children thrive our communities flourish. VCTF raises funds and makes grants to Vermont organizations that provide prevention programs serving children and their families. We know the more children are engaged with school, safe activities and positive groups within their community, the more likely they are to be successful students, gain confidence and make wise choices. “The Polar Express” is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all our sponsors, donor and volunteers who create the magic of the North Pole.

 


 

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Vermont Watercolor Society, Burlington/St. Albans Hub

 

November 2016

 

Founded in 1995, the Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS) is dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of watercolor to its membership of all levels of ability and to the community by providing opportunities and venues for participation, education, fellowship, and exhibitions. Opening reception during First Friday Art. (image: King Pin Jayne by Martin LaLonde)

 


 

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Northern Vermont Artist Association

 

October 2016

 

Art’s Alive welcomes The Northern Vermont Artist Association’s annual group show at Union Station, featuring works by several NVAA artists. The NVAA was founded in Burlington in 1931, and membership is open to all visual artists. Dues are $15 annually. To learn more, email NVAA president Janet Bonneau or NVAA vice president Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr.. (image: River of Colors by Janet Bonneau)

 


 

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Annual Art Hop Facebook First 50

 

9/2/2016 to 10/30/2016

 

South End Art Hop Hours: Friday, September 9, 5-8PM and Saturday, September 10, Noon-4PM

 

Art’s Alive is proud to be hosting its Annual Art Hop Facebook First 50 exhibition, continuing a Burlington tradition dating back to the Pascal Spengemann era at BCA. First 50 is a democratic exhibition which provides a showcase for emerging amateur artists to exhibit their work alongside professional artists well into their post-emergent careers. (image: Nocturnal by Sherri Rigby)

 


 

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Slice of Life

 

July-August 2016

 

“Slice of Life: Everyday Experiences & Snippets of an Artist’s Life” group exhibit in a variety of media welcomes you to enjoy a glimpse into an Artist’s life, ranging from the most intimate to the most public moments. (image: Mother Goose Earth by Sienna Fontaine)

 


 

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Art’s Alive FOFA ’16

 

6/2/2016 to 6/27/2016

 

FOFA Gala and Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 17, 5-8PM
Each year Art’s Alive dedicates the month of June to fine art. For almost three decades, the Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art has celebrated the visual art of Vermont residents with a Juried Exhibition. The Exhibition is hosted by Main Street Landing and is installed at the Art’s Alive Gallery/SEABA in Historic Union Station at the foot of Main Street on Burlington’s Waterfront. The Juried Exhibition is judged by two independent professionals in the field of visual arts who are not affiliated with Art’s Alive and three cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Two additional cash prizes are The Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award, judged and awarded by the Art’s Alive/SEABA directors, and the Artists’ Choice Award, judged and awarded by the Vermont artists who registered for the festival.

 


 

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36th Annual Chittenden County Senior Art Show

 

May 2016

 

Closing reception: Tuesday, May 31, 6-7PM.
“Class of 2016” artwork from 6 area schools: Mt. Mansfield Union, Champlain Valley Union, Burlington, South Burlington, Essex and Colchester. (image: Jacob Lamoureaux)

 


 

Vermont Pastel Society 2016 Members’ Show

 

April 2016

 

Opening and awards ceremony during April’s First Friday Art, 6PM.
The organizers of the Vermont Pastel Society 2016 Members’ Show have made some fun and entertaining changes to the usual process of offering no prizes to this non-juried exhibition. The VPS wants to honor the varied and considerable talents of a larger group of artists rather than to just commend a few “top winners”, so several categories of awards with clever titles (Most Luminous Landscape, Most Lively Still Life, etc.) have been chosen to promote and recognize the diverse work of this group. Mickey Myers, Executive Director of Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, brings her playful spirit to the venue as the judge.

 

Volunteer VPS members have generously donated their time to solicit local and national organizations for prizes. We have garnered wonderful prizes from the following donors: Blick Art Materials, Mt. Vision Pastels, Rochester Art Supply, French Canvas, Dostie Bros. Frame Shop, Artworks, Zephyr Design, Michael Chesley Johnson, Vermont Art Supply, ProArt Critique, Otter Creek Frame Shop, Phoenix Bookstore, City Market and Trader Joe’s.

 


 

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Ann Allen & Jessica Remmey

 

Through 3/31/2016

 

Milton Artists’ Guild artists Ann Allen and Jessica Remmey show their recent work. Ann Allen’s paintings are often inspired by the love and appreciation of family and traditions that make Vermont home. Photographer Jessica Remmey looks for a unique perspective to capture the scenic beauty of Vermont.


 

 

 

Steps to End Domestic Violence Exhibit

 

Art’s Alive is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of Vermont visual artists.

 

Art’s Alive, in conjunction with Seaba Burlington, and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center is pleased to be hosting Steps to End Domestic Violence group show.

 

There will be an opening reception at Union Station on Friday, January 6 from 5-7 PM as part of the Art Map Burlington’s First Friday.

We would hope to have as many artists present, as possible, to talk about your pieces and collectively dream of a world free of violence.

 

This exhibit is at 1 Main Street, for more information, please contact SEABA at 802-859-9222 or artsalivevt@yahoo.com Open M-F, 8-3pm, Sat-Sun by apt only. Curated by SEABA

 

For more information about the exhibit or Art’s Alive, please contact SEABA at 802-859-9222 or artsalivevt@yahoo.com Open M-F, 8-3pm, Sat-Sun by apt only. Curated by SEABA

 

This exhibit is at 1 Main Street, for more information, please contact SEABA at 802-859-9222 / artsalivevt@yahoo.com or the Main Street Landing Perfroming Arts Center Office 802-540-3018 Open M-F, 8-3pm, Sat-Sun by apt only. Curated by SEABA

 

 

 

January 2017


 

 

Art’s Alive welcomes Eco-Artist Anne Cummings, to The Gallery @ Main Street Landing for the New Year.

Anne creates from her conviction to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  The work in this exhibition exemplifies the idea of renewal in many ways, including through giving new life to the materials used, re-committing to the causes that form her core environmental beliefs, and renewing her spiritual connection to our natural world.

 

November 2016:

Founded in 1995, the Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS) is dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of watercolor to its membership of all levels of ability and to the community by providing opportunities and venues for participation, education, fellowship, and exhibitions. Opening reception during First Friday Art. Curated by SEABA. 1 Main St, (802) 859-9222, M-F, 8-3; Sat-Sun, by appt.

 

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Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibit

 

Art’s Alive is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of Vermont visual artists.

Art’s Alive, in conjunction with Seaba Burlington, and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center is pleased to be hosting The Vermont Watercolor Society: Burlington/St. Albans Hub Group Show, through the month of November.

The Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS) was founded by a small group of painters in 1995 and today is well over 240 members strong. VWS is dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of watercolor to its membership of all levels of ability and to the community by providing opportunities and venues for participation, education, fellowship, and exhibitions.

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Steve Sharon- Main Street Landing Gallery

November-December 2016

The pieces that Steve Sharon incorporated for this show involve a deep and heavy process of a paint method that he stumbled upon through chance and the artistic mind that comes with not having been schooled by Art teachers. He went to school for music and has been a musician since the age of 14 and started painting about 5 years ago when his focus changed from music. The process he is showing within this show is to get a full on abstract visual of what certain colors look like when they come up from under a surface of complimentary moods and tones. The Abstract Expressionist in him wants the viewer to look upon the painting and come to their own conclusion as to what they see. As in all of us, we carry emotions which nurture a deep sense of reality inside our being, so what one person sees inside an abstract painting, another may see something completely different. It’s his goal to have his paintings be looked at for more than one to two minutes, the longer one gets lost inside a painting, the stronger that communication becomes apparent, strengthened and understood between the artist and the viewer.

5th Annual Facebook 1st 50

September 2015

 

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On the Waterfront

July – August 2015

 

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FOFA 2015

June 2015

 

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Chittenden County High School Senior Art Show

May 2015

 

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Essex Art League Spring Show

April 2015

 

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2nd Annual Open Photography Exhibit

January 18 – March 29, 2015

 

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BC in Berlin

December 2014

 

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Vermont Watercolor Society

November 2014

 

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Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA)

October 2014

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4th Annual Facebook 1st 50

September 2014

 

 

Weird Science

July 12 – August 31, 2014

 

FOFA 2014

June 1 – July 11, 2014

 

Annual Chittenden County High School Senior Art Show

May 1-30, 2014

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Art’s Alive 2014 Open Photography Exhibit

Feb 3 – March 29, 2014

 

Lyna Lou Nordstrom Under Pressure

November 1-30, 2013

 

Facebook 1st 50, 2013

September 2013

 

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FOFA 2013

June 1-30, 2013

Painting is the Object/Marc Awody Retrospective

April 2013

 

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 GIFTS FOR STRANGERS/OPTASIA

December 2012 – January 2013

 

 

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NVAA 2012

October 2012

 

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Two Photographer’s

March 2nd- 30th 2012

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“Happy Home” by Olga Verasen
“Solipsism” James Stewart

July-August 2018

Art’s Alive, Seaba Burlington and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center warmly welcomes Olga Verasen and her collection exhibit “Happy Home” to The Gallery starting in July. “Olga loves acrylic and watercolor. She uses a special technique for her paintings. When working with acrylic, Olga uses a sophisticated layer-by-layer technique of painting to create a special lighting effect.  This technique works both on both canvas panel. Olga also uses watercolor, in combination with pastel and other special  techniques, to create illustrations for her children’s books.  It allows her to keep an amazing brightness and light glowing from her artworks. Featured in this exhibit you will see pieces from “Lovely Vermont”, “Happy Colors of Time”, “Sunshine in our World”, “Magic Formula”, “On Wings of a Butterfly”, and “Where Fairy Tales Live”. 

Arts Alive would also like to welcome Video Artist, James Stewart and his interactive musical installation “Solipsism”.  James Stewart is a local composer of many diverse musical genres and styles, from theater to film to the concert stage. He has written for jazz combos, symphony orchestras and electronics. “Solipsism” is an interactive musical technology program that captures live sound to produce a universe of sights and sounds. Visitors are invited to interact with the installation and watch it respond to the space, environment and sounds that are present. The piece is an exploration of how one impulse can shape the universe; how one event can spark so many others.

This Exhibit will run through the end of August 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May-June 2018

“UnderCurrent” by Tatiana E. Zelazo

Art’s Alive, Seaba Burlington and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center would like to present “UnderCurrent”, selected works by local Vermont painter and photographer, Tatiana E. Zelazo. We invite you to view Zelazo’s work in her first solo gallery show. 

Selections include work from various series produced over the past three years including ‘HomeComing’, a look inside a military family, ‘BlindSpot’, contemporary pieces revolving around bi-polar illness, ‘RoughCut’, a commentary on woman’s choice and reproductive health, and ‘Fish’, a reminder to just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

Please join us May 4th, 2018 from 5-8pm, as part of Art Map Burlington’s Art Walk, to meet the Artist at her Opening Reception. This Exhibit will run through the end of June 2018.

 

 

Frank DeAngelis

March-April 2018

Artist reception during March’s First Friday Art

Burlington artist Frank DeAngelis’ “Paint Mayhem Under the Influence of Loud, Fast Music” is paint experiments that were produced using spray paint, acrylics, and oils mixed with various liquids and who knows what else!


“Exposed”: Kyle Michael LaPine

January-February 2018

Closing reception during February’s First Friday Art

A Vermont native, Kyle Michael LaPine presents a collection of multimedia paintings and sculptures completed throughout 2017. This series of work explores themes of trauma, transformation, hope and ritual.

Image: Threshold by Kyle Michael LaPine


Vermont Comic Creators Group

November-December 2017

Artist reception and workshops during November’s First Friday Art

Vermont Comic Creators Group is a coalition of over 100 Vermont comic creators who support each other, the Vermont comics scene, grass-roots education and the comics medium in general. During the November First Friday Art Opening Reception, meet some of the masterminds behind the Vermont Comic Creators world, enjoy workshops/chats with participants, learn how to make your own comic or just be inspired by their creativity!

Image by Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr.


BillyBob

9/8-10/31/17

South End Art Hop hours: Friday, 5-8PM; Saturday, Noon-4PM; Sunday, 10AM-4PM

Burlington-based art team BillyBob is William Coil and Robert Green. BillyBob has made buildings, gardens, stonework, produced music, designed CD and book covers, mosaic murals, and, in 2014, began a project of producing art as a team. The current exhibition represents a collection of new and older works. Influences include Orphic Cubism, Post-war Expressionism, science fiction book covers, street art and 60‘s psychedelia.

Image: Welcome to New Burlington by BillyBob


Rae Harrell: “Still Out of My Mind”

July-August 2017

Artist Reception during August’s First Friday Art

Hinesburg artist Rae Harrell’s “Still Out of my Mind” is a collection of fabric art, painting and sculpture.


The Old Neighborhood: Paintings and Sculptures by Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr.

May-June 2017

Artist Reception during May’s First Friday Art
Brunelle’s new series of paintings, “The Old Neighborhood”, is inspired by vintage photographs taken in his old hometown of Rutland, and other locations in Vermont, between 1850 and 1950. He has collected 19th century photography since he was a boy and likes to think of these photos as time machines. He imagines the colors and sounds that were happening the moment the photographer took that picture. In addition to these paintings, this new show features a few of his amusing kinetic sculptures. He began making these when he was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School. Like most art teachers, he was a pack rat, and his classroom was filled with odds and ends of various materials, which eventually found their way into these sculptures. The sculptures are fun to make, because they allow him to forget about subject matter, and instead, concentrate purely on form and color.

Image: Story Telling Machine: Picture without Words by Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr.


Jacques Burke

March-April 2017

Jacques Burke finds the world outside his door as an abstract pattern yet to be trapped on canvas. Not just the shapes, but colors and tones alike, letting nature take over and create the art itself. His unique techniques includes ink, water colors, acrylic, spray paint, different cut outs, gravity and an occasional metal slurpy straw…all this combined makes a very messy art room and a happy soul!


Eco-artist Anne Cummings

January-February 2017

Opening reception during February’s First Friday Art, 5-7
Eco-artist Anne Cummings creates from her conviction to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The work in this exhibition exemplifies the idea of renewal in many ways, including through giving new life to the materials used, re-committing to the causes that form her core environmental beliefs, and renewing her spiritual connection to our natural world.


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Steve Sharon

November-December 2016

The pieces that Steve Sharon incorporated for this show involve a deep and heavy process of a paint method that he stumbled upon through chance and the artistic mind that comes with not having been schooled by Art teachers. He went to school for music and has been a musician since the age of 14 and started painting about 5 years ago when his focus changed from music. The process he is showing within this show is to get a full on abstract visual of what certain colors look like when they come up from under a surface of complimentary moods and tones. The Abstract Expressionist in him wants the viewer to look upon the painting and come to their own conclusion as to what they see. As in all of us, we carry emotions which nurture a deep sense of reality inside our being, so what one person sees inside an abstract painting, another may see something completely different. It’s his goal to have his paintings be looked at for more than one to two minutes, the longer one gets lost inside a painting, the stronger that communication becomes apparent, strengthened and understood between the artist and the viewer.


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Katie Loesel

9/9 to 10/31/2016

Open for South End Art Hop Weekend, September 9-11.

Katie Loesel‘s work uses abstraction and color to explore ideas of geological history, microscopic surfaces, and rocky formations. Her interest in human influence on climate change and plastic as a distinct marker of our current era play into the shapes and forms. Plastiglomerate is a new type of rock formation that has been proposed as a geological marker of our current epoch, the Anthropocene, created from a mixture of natural and sedimentary elements fused by plastic from the ocean. The horror and intrigue from this distinctly human interference inspires the shape, form, and color that meld together through layers in the artwork. The appearance of these objects in the work are strangely playful, yet expose our flaws as creators of this plastic virus that is becoming layered into our history. The subjects in the artwork develop and grow in complexity throughout the process of making and layering and range from simple, overlapping shapes, to complicated structures. (image by Katie Loesel)


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Robert Gold

5/1 to 8/31/2016

Artist Reception during August’s First Friday Art with live music by Rick Reddington, 5:30-7:30PM

Robert Gold’s work “strives to uncover the extraordinary hidden within the ordinary”. His process from start to end is a mixture of techniques and mediums. He takes photos with a digital camera and then works with them through several photo editing programs. He then prints out the image and embellishes the image with acrylic paints and inks. He now is pursuing a technique called “extreme printing” and will be the first artist to use this technique with color. (image: Around Orwell)


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Nancy Tomczak

3/1/2016 to 4/30/2016

Nancy Tomczak’s spontaneous flow of color and added anatomical detail are combined with her watercolor paintings. Her collages of her watercolor images push the boundaries of her compositions. A life-long observer of birds has pooled her love of watercolor painting with seemingly endless inspiration. Artist reception during March’s First Friday Art. (image: Chickadees in Motion by Nancy Tomczak)