Art Map Burlington promotes contemporary art in the Greater Burlington area by informing the community about exhibitions, events, and the work of area artists. Ask for a copy of the print edition at any of these venues.
Where to See Art-August 2018
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Exhibitions of work by regional artists related to Flynn programming during the same time period. Through 9/1/18: “Horizons” is one of John Killacky’s last curated exhibitions in the gallery and features work on the theme of “horizons” in painting, drawing, print, stained glass, and photography by 17 Vermont artists. 153 Main Street, (802) 652-4505, Sat, 11-4 and by appt. (image: Herring Cove #16 by Frédéric Silberman)
Laptop refurbishing shop shows work by area artists in monthly shows. 196 College St, (802) 578-9687. Open Tues, W & F, 10-6; Thurs, Noon-6; Sat, 11-5.
Burlington’s only public library since 1875 shows art by area artists and nonprofit groups throughout the year. Fletcher Room, through 8/30/18: “Summer Reading @ FFL: Posters, Banners, T-shirts and more…A Retrospective” features the last 30 years of Summer Reading Program posters, T-shirts, and other items is on display throughout this year’s “Libraries Rock!” Summer Challenge. 235 College St, (802) 865-7211, Open daily at 10, Noon on Sunday.
Open daily 7AM-11PM. Member-artists are showcased on the Member Art Wall, located behind register 10. 8/1-9/30/18: Bryan Briscoe’s art focuses on color, form and expression. His subjects reflect a strong spiritual connection to people, nature, flora and fauna. Briscoe paints from his studio in the Adirondack Park. 82 S Winooski Ave, (802) 861-9700. (image: Stephanie’s Dolls by Bryan Briscoe)
Salon featuring a dedicated gallery space with rotating exhibits focused on eclectic and bold work. Shelburne monoprinter and painter Casey Blanchard presents “Regeneration”. She considers no “found” object too grand or too insignificant to express spirit and soul in the printing medium. Opening during First Friday Art, 6-8.106 Main St, (802) 864-2088. Open Tues-Thurs, 10-7; Fri-Sat, 10-5.
Featuring contemporary art exhibitions that connect art and community, nurture creativity, imagination, and ignite a passion for learning through the arts. Through 8/8/18: Nicole Czapinski’s “Forever, Little Ghost” explores illusions within perception, the complexity of consciousness, and is inspired by the invisible and unknown. Through 10/7/18: Crystal Wagner’s “Traverse” transforms organic and biomorphic designs into colorful prints, sculptures, and sprawling installations comprised of bursting colors and organic forms. 8/10-10/7/18: “Artist’s Artists: The Way You Look”, curated by Vermont-based artist and guest curator Pete Moran, brings the acute, time-based work of filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak into contact with Tim Simonds’ intimate and careful sculpture. “Visual Analogies: The Photography of Vanessa Kotovich & Penn Chan” explores themes of growth and decay; myth and reality; and the beautiful and the grotesque. Opening reception for both shows: Friday, 8/10, 6-7:30PM. 135 Church St, (802) 865-7166, Open Tues-Thurs, Noon-5; Fri-Sat, Noon-8.
A community spot since 2007, New Moon Café presents work by Burlington-area artists in the dining area. Through 8/31/18: Andria Lovejoy’s “Questo & Quello”. The artist is an eclectic painter with unique landscape painting style: both painterly and free, with interesting brushwork and softness. Her recent foray into abstract painting was inspired by images of rusted objects, but have taken on a fun and colorful form of their own.150 Cherry St, (802) 383-1505 or (802) 383-1496. M-F, 7:30AM-8:30PM; Sun 8AM-8:30PM.
Showing the works of over 200 juried, Vermont artisans in month-long exhibits. August 2018: Encaustic photographs by Victoria Blewer, who adds wax to her photographs in order to create a dreamy or elegiac effect and to make the photos look more painterly and soft. 85 Church St, (802) 863-6458. Hours vary by season. (image by Victoria Blewer)
Connecting Burlington’s emerging artists with emerging patrons of the arts to create just and sustainable communities. 8/3-10/18/18: “Alison Weld: Inner Essentials” presents new abstract work by the Essex, New York-based artist. Opening reception during First Friday Art, when you can also visit the open studios of New City’s 3 artists-in-residence, 5-8.132 Church St, (802) 355-5440, Open Tues-Fri, 11-5. (image: Silent Strata 3 by Alison Weld (50″x36″; oil on linen; 2017)
BCA curates the artwork on the main floor. Through August 2018: Judy Hawkins paintings. Water, with all its varied dimensions, fascinates Hawkins. She is drawn to and inspired by its simplicity and changing nature–from the pond pebbles on the bottom through layers of water, to surface tension, reflection, water splashes and ripples. 149 Church St, (802) 865-7166, M-F, 8:30-4:30 and for First Friday Art. (image: Maddie’s Meadow by Judy Hawkins (24″x30″; oil on canvas))
Art’s Alive and Main Street Landing are dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of Vermont visual artists. August 2018: Now in their sixth year, the Arts Collective showcases work from a wide range of artists who receive and provide services through Howard Center, as well as artists with lived experience within the community. Curated by SEABA. 1 Main St, (802) 859-9222, M-F, 8-3; Sat-Sun, by appt.
Serving up imaginative beers for enlightened palates and regional art throughout the eclectic lakefront brewery. Through 8/31/18: “Cut-Outs” is work by Clark Derbes. 112 Lake St, (802) 399-2511, M-Thurs, Noon-10; Fri-Sat, 11-Midnight; Sun, 11-7.
Showcasing traditional and non-traditional visual art in bimonthly shows in a space overlooking Lake Champlain. Through 8/31/18: “Happy Home” is paintings in acrylic and watercolor by Olga Verasen, whose acrylic work is made using a sophisticated layer-by-layer technique to create a special lighting effect. She also uses watercolor, in combination with pastel and other special techniques, to create illustrations for her children’s books. Also on view, James Stewart’s interactive video installation, Solipsism. Powered by SEABA. CornerStone Building, 3 Main St, (802) 859-9222. Open M-F, 8-3, Sat-Sun by appt. (image by Olga Verasen)
Presenting art by students, artists-in-residence, faculty and invitees in a variety of exhibitions and settings during the school year. 375 Maple Street (Hauke Family Center, 2nd Floor), (802) 860-2700, Thurs, 10-5; Fri, 4-8; Sat, 11-4:30.
Open daily 7AM-9PM. Member-artists are showcased on the Member Art Wall in the cafe. Through 8/31/18: Photographer Susan Essex Luce presents work from two series: “Art, Hops, and Kale, MMXVII” and a series of taken mostly in 2014 of landmarks in the South End, including the buildings on the site of the new South End City Market. 207 Flynn Ave, (802) 540-6400.
Curated by SEABA, showing large-scale 2-D work and installation sculpture with multi-media work presented at their quarterly openings. Through August 2018: The Annual SEABA Members Only Art Exhibit honors businesses and artists alike with a group exhibit by member artists at one of SEABA’s member locations. 208 Flynn Ave, #2-G, (802) 651-9692, Open M-F, 10-10, Sat, 10-5. (image below: Dragonfly Moon by Ceili Seipke (12″x12″). This image was featured on the cover of the June 2018 Art Map Burlington)
Traditional and non-traditional exhibitions and community-based events. The artists maintain a gallery presence and handle sales. Through 8/31/18: “extra.ordinary” by The Art Tribe. Ten artists present varied impressions of the extraordinary in the ordinary, ranging from abstract to representational in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, encaustic, photography, fiber, recycled and found objects. 208 Flynn Ave, (802) 363-4746, M-F, 7-4, Sat, 9-Noon. (image by Melanie Brotz)
Home to 12 working artist studios and a gallery. 8/9-8/24/18: The silent “August Art Auction” benefits The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. Curator Christy Mitchell is bringing the fundraiser back after a 5-year hiatus, to tackle a small “wish list” to benefit the gallery’s exhibiting artists and viewers. This exhibition marks the 109th straight month of showcasing unique work from Vermont, national & international artists. Opening reception: Thursday, August 9, 5-8, bidding starts at 5PM and continues during gallery hours. Closing reception: Friday, August 24, 5-8 (bidding ends online at 8 and at the gallery at 8:15). From August 9-24, visit www.augustartauction.com to bid online. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 578-2512, Open Thurs-Sat, Noon-5. (image: …a hand in things to come by Christy Mitchell (collage in floating frame))
Art shop featuring about 30 artists from Vermont and beyond with a rotating artist on one wall. August 2018: Kara Torres’ small, intuitive acrylic paintings explore depth, texture, and asemic writing practices by amalgamating cartoon elements with subtle color shifts to create wacky scenes that allow the viewer to delve into their imagination. 270 Pine St, (802) 338-7441, Open Tues-Sat, 10-6, until 8 during First Friday Art. (image by Kara Torres)
This eclectic second-hand shop is home to a revolving collection of art. 377 Pine St, (802) 540-0107, M, W-Th, 10-5; Fri-Sat, 10-9; Sun, 11-3.
This sprawling South End complex shows art in the first, second & third floor corridors. Ongoing. First Floor: Dennis McCarthy, Frank DeAngelis, Janet Bonneau, Rae Harrell, Robert Gold and Terry L. Mercy. Second Floor: E. James, Lynne Reed, John Metruk and Marilyn Barry. Third Floor: Gabrielle Brooks, J. Thorpe, Mike Reilly and Rebecca Rouiller. Curated by SEABA. 128 Lakeside Ave, (802) 859-9222, Open M-F, 6-6.
Aaron Stein’s license plate artwork: map sculptures, shadow boxes, photo frames, wine racks, cuffs, house trailers, lamps and ornaments all created out of recycled license plates from all 50 states. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 355-4091. Open during First Friday Art and by appt.
Two working studios featuring abstract, eclectic, and sometimes chaotic original paint work by Franky D, who started painting for the first time in 2016 with no formal art training. His work is passionate, gritty, and imperfect much like life itself. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 355-3502. Open Thurs-Sat, Noon-5 and by appointment.
Showing art by SEABA members in the gallery and hallways. Through August 2018: Art’s Alive FOFA ’18 Winner’s Circle: 1st Place: Kara Torres (image: The Wonderful Garden), 2nd Place: Gav’om, 3rd Place: (tie) Jerry Rayla & Matt Morris; Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award: Linda Dulleba; Artist Choice: Paul McMillan. Opening reception during First Friday Art. 404 Pine St, (802) 859-9222, Open M-F, 9-5.
A custom picture framing workshop that features monthly exhibitions. Through 8/20/18: “Trade Winds Over Paradise” is paintings by Golden True, who says, “The drama of forms in space, a perfect moment in a perfect place, colors make light, reshaping the experience, magical worlds await…” 308 Pine St #101, (802) 660-9005. Open M-F, 10-6; Sat, 10-3. (image: untitled landscape by Golden True (oil on panel))
Venerable coffeehouse shows South End Arts District artists curated by SEABA. Through 8/31/18: Cartoonist, photographer, and videographer James Valastro presents his unique HenArt cartoons, which show what talented, smart, busy hens do with the rest of their day. 412 Pine St, (802) 658-7016, M-F 6:30-6, Sat-Sun, 8-5.
August 2018: “Fusion Reaction” presents new, large stainless light sculptures by Bruce R. MacDonald alongside vibrant paintings by Stoney and bold wood forms by Clark Derbes.27 Sears Ln (next to Greer’s), (800) 639-1868, Open Weds-Fri, 9-5 & by appt. (image: Tokamak by Bruce R. MacDonald (53.5″x85.5″; stainless steel light sculpture; 2018))
Meet Emily Anderson and learn how she uses the drawing of fairies to inspire imagination and encourage positivity so life’s challenges can be met with light-hearted energy. During First Friday Art, Anderson will present multiple performances of a Crankic Show called “Accomplishing Big Things” that features the “Fairy of the Day” app. 4a Howard St (3rd Fl, next to Sharon Webster), (802) 238-4540, Open for First Friday Art & by appointment.
Serving hot bagels and more in a relaxed atmosphere with rotating art shows. August 2018: Elizabeth Ricketson is an abstract and portrait artist. Marrying her abstract style with representational themes while describing the usual with unusual color choices has become the definition of her work. 660 Pine St, (802) 540-0474, Open M-Sat, 7-4, Sun, 8-3.
The BOX Art Studio, formerly a maple syrup boiling room, is a unique industrial space housing the studios of Alex Dostie, Isaac Wasuck, Rough Francis, Brooke Monte, Sam Handler, and Lynne Reed. 7 Marble Ave (next to Arts Riot Truck Stop), (802) 578-0022, Open by appointment.(image below by Lynne Reid)
A working studio of creative artists from painters to potters who produce, display, and sell their artwork in the studio. During First Friday Art, visit and hang out in the funky, cozy studio for friendly conversation, artwork, and light snacks. 4a Howard St, A-8, (802) 355-3502. Open for First Friday and by appt.
Artwork is displayed on all four floors during the academic year: from student art to a variety of community exhibits. Summer 2018 in the Scarlett Oak Lounge: “Displaced: A Look at Class Consciousness in New Orleans” is photographs by Max McCurdy documenting the signs and symptoms of gentrification and displacement taken during a recent 3-day visit. UVM Campus, Hours vary by semesters.
Through a partnership with Burlington City Arts, the UVM Medical Center has been showing work by Vermont artists on the main medical center campus for several years. Through September 2018: See art by Mike Sipe, Jo Thomas, Lorraine Manley, Kari Meyer, Annie Tiberio Cameron, and Mark Collier. 111 Colchester Ave, (802) 865-7296. (image below: A Walk Through Birches by Jo Thomas (30″x40; ripped paper collage))
Located on the UVM campus, the Fleming Museum of Art houses the state’s most comprehensive collection of art and anthropology. 61 Colchester Ave, (802) 656-2090. Open during the school year, Tues-Sun.
Hosting a variety of artistic media, featuring local, national and international artists. L/L Center Room 233, UVM East Campus, (802) 656-4200. M-F, 1-8.
The hallway galleries are designed to act as an academic forum for the display of new ideas. First and Second Floors, “mistakes, rejects, and the forlorn”. This light-hearted exhibition brings together amazing, anonymous CCV student drawings, paintings, prints and photos from the past five years. 1 Abenaki Way, Winooski, (802) 654-0505, M-Th, 7:45AM-9PM; F, 7:45AM-5PM; Sat, 8:30AM-4:30PM
A campus full of interesting buildings and beautiful gardens, the museum presents an eclectic collection of art and objects. “American folk art. French Impressionist paintings. Historic New England architecture. Duck decoys, circus animals, and dolls. These were just some of the some of the interests of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb.” Expertly curated, temporary exhibitions at the The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education make the museum a year-round destination. Through 8/26/18: “In the Garden” features fine art, textiles, jewelry, and the bodies of actual insects to explore the various ways flowers and bugs have captivated artists’ imaginations over the last 500 years. Through 10/21/18: “Playing Cowboy” investigates the formative ways in which turn-of-the-century performing and visual arts mythologized cowboys and villainized Indians. Through 10/31/18: Crystal Cawley merges materials and ideas ranging from collections of old greeting cards and puzzle pieces to discarded library books and worn household textiles, drawing our attention to objects that might otherwise be overlooked; “Bench Space” is a site-specific exhibition celebrating contemporary furniture designers’ and artists’ inspirations and interpretations of the world around them. 6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-3346. Open daily, 10-5.
The Studio Store has handmade work in pottery, wood, jewelry, and stained glass and the school hosts events and classes for the public on an ongoing basis. 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-3648, Open M-F, 10-5.
Art and wine among the vines, with quarterly shows of Vermont art in the tasting room. Through 10/1/18: New work by Charlotte artist James Vogler, whose paintings reflect a mixture of moments gleaned from past or present experiences, expressed in a blending of abstraction and figuration. In combination, these elements infuse his work with a curious ambiguity. 6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-8222, Open daily 11-6.
Beloved local beer factory has a curated space showing art on the tour ramp. 8/1-9/30/18: Vermont illustrator Jess Polanshek focuses on high detail and loose realism, with a strong focus on the beauty and intricacies of the natural world. She works in pen and watercolor on paper and has an unwavering obsession with northern forests and the creatures that inhabit them. Opening reception during First Friday Art, 5-7. 5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington, (802) 658-2739 x2014, Open M-Sat, 11-7; Sun, 12-5.
Presenting a stylistically diverse collection of original work by artists of regional and national stature. Through 8/21/18: “Bloom” focuses on floral still lifes rendered with Shelburne artist Kate Longmaid’s fresh and contemporary approach to the subject. 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-3848, Open Tues-Fri, 9:30-5:30, Sat, 10-5. (image: Summer Blooms by Kate Longmaid (12″x12″; oil on panel))
The next First Friday Art is
September 7th, 5-8PM.
First Friday Art is a monthly, community-wide event where dozens of art venues across the city host openings, exhibitions, and happenings.
The event is free and open to anyone.
Most venues are open from 5PM to 8PM, but some are open earlier or later.
Art Map Burlington is the official guide to First Friday Art. Pick up a copy at any participating venue. Enjoy!