The Green Mountain College and Community Concert Band will perform a free spring concert in Ackley Hall on Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm. The performance will include works by Aurelio Bonelli, George Butterworth and Elliot Del Borgo. Directed by James Cassarino, the band includes students, faculty and community members.
“Creation Garden” reception is Friday, April 15, 2018 from 5–7pm at the Feick Art Gallery at Green Mountain College.
Patricia Hall’s show will be open April 14th thru April 23rd.
John Willis will present a slide show and lecture of his new work “JOHN WILLIS: MNI WICONI, HONORING THE WATER PROTECTORS” on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7pm in the East Room of Withey.
“Recently in 2016, I spent eight weeks over multiple trips at the Oceti Sakowin Camp (Camp of the Seven Council Fires) in North Dakota just above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. There I contributed my time witnessing and assisting the camp media group, participating in the Indigenous led prayerful movement against the Dakota Access Pipe Line. The project here, along with other on-going work I’ve made over the years, attempts to look at the inequality the indigenous people live within their own homeland metaphorically questioning what I see as our society’s skewed values, while also recognizing how much of value we all can learn from indigenous traditions.”
Frank Ward, professor of photography at Holyoke Community College will be speaking and showing his photographs to the COM 1030 Documentary Studies class Thursday, March 15th at 2:30pm in Bogue #17. All are welcome.
Frank is best known for his work “The Drunken Bicycle—Travels in the Former Soviet Union”and his books “Curious Footprints” and “Lost in Siberia”. He has photographed throughout Central Asia, Tibet, India, Bosnia, Egypt and Cuba.
In 2012 he was a Cultural Envoy in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for the US Department of State. In 2011 he received the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for my photography in the former Soviet Union.
Anthony Deiter is a storyteller and artist, employing painting, sculpture, 3-D digital animation and other computer technologies to communicate the story of North America’s Aboriginal people through references to his own history. Join Anthony on Monday, February 26 at 7pm in the East Room for ‘Who I am’ – A First Nation’s Introspective Journey and Story.
Anthony comes from the Plains Cree Nation of Saskatchewan, Canada. He will present ‘Who I am’ using archival photos, documentary archives, photography and artwork as a book and a legacy of his people.
This event and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kevin Bubriski: bubriskik[at]greenmtn.edu.
**** 2/7/2018 EVENT UPDATE: Due to the winter storm warning, this event originally scheduled for February 7th, has been CANCELED and rescheduled for Wednesday, February 14th. ****
The GMC Art Department welcomes Visiting Artist Nick Neddo to campus, Wednesday, February 14th. He will demonstrate techniques for working with natural materials from 9:00–11:00am in Surdam Hall with Karen Swyler’s class, Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent (additional visitors are welcome, but space is limited).
At 1:00pm, Nick will give a public presentation titled “Handmade Life: an artist talk by Nick Neddo, author of The Organic Artist” in the Feick Art Gallery. This is a public event and all are welcome.
Neddo’s work is also currently on display in the Feick in an exhibition titled “The Wildcrafted Work of Nick Neddo”. The show runs through February 14.
Neddo is a sixth generation Vermonter who has been making art since he could first pick up a crayon. He grew up exploring the wetlands, forests and fields of his bioregion and developed a profound curiosity, respect and love for the community of life around him. As a youngster Nick identified primary focuses that would become life-long pursuits: study of the natural world, Stone Age technology (popularly known as primitive skills) and creating art. Trusting the inherent value of these skills, he continues to embrace their pursuit with a ravenous appetite fueled by a genuine love of the living world and the creative process.
Where Dragons Roam is an art exhibition by Eben Schumacher, a graduating artist at Green Mountain College. Come to the opening on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Feick Fine Arts Center. The exhibition contains ceramic sculptures and oil paintings, as well as drawings, writing and music that together form a detailed and cohesive account of a fantastical world in which dragons have lived and evolved for ages. Pushing the limits of the media used, the work creates a visual, tactile, and conceptual experience that redefines the fantasy genre, utilizing an emphasis on narrative and scientific observation while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of the imagination. The exhibition will be on display until Dec. 20th. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Schultz and Marc Deloach, a husband-wife team of self-taught artists, make their living making amazing things from found objects. In their first two months as artists-in-residence at Green Mountain College, they’ve been inspired by the beauty and materials of the Vermont landscape. Much of the work in this show, on display now at the Feick Fine Arts Center, was made from reclaimed local materials in the last few weeks. The bed, bench, dining table, lap tables, painted fish and slate paintings are all from salvaged materials found on campus or within a few miles of Poultney. Christine painted landscapes based on her local photographs using the Feick as her studio space. Marc built his pieces at the REED workshop. “We hope the show gets you thinking about what you can create from what’s at hand,” the artists say. The opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4-7 p.m. at the Feick Gallery features live music, food and drink. The show is up until Nov. 15th. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Two students will unveil senior shows in the Feick Fine Arts Center and in the Surdam Gallery this Friday. Deirdre Graham’s exhibition of ceramic work titled “Impermanence” will be on view at the Feick Friday, Nov. 18 through Dec. 6. The opening reception is Friday from 6-8 p.m. Deirdre is an anthropology/sociology major. Cristina Tamarez presents her show “Assimilation: the Creation of a New Identity,” her senior capstone exhibition, on Friday at Surdam from 6-8 p.m. She is an interdisciplinary studies major with a primary focus in art and a secondary focus in anthropology. Her show will also be on view through December 6.
The biennial GMC Faculty Art Exhibition is on display at the Feick Art Center through October 28. The exhibition features work by Jennifer Baker, Kevin Bubriski, Valerie Carrigan and Karen Swyler, all faculty members in the GMC art department. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.