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-November 2018
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Exhibitions of work by regional artists related to Flynn programming during the same time period. Through 12/1/18: “Visions of the World” is a group exhibition of work by Vermont artists in painting, fashion, and photography curated by Laurie Stavrand of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. 153 Main Street, (802) 652-4505, Sat, 11-4 and by appt. (image: The Sorrow of Leaving Home by Hom Pradhan)
Laptop refurbishing shop shows work by area artists in monthly shows. 11/1-12/31/18: Grace L. Cothalis’ “In a Circle, Mandalas & Cosmic Studies”. For the artist, mandalas represent a map of the outer universe and our inner search for understanding & wholeness. “The Cosmic Studies” are an extension of art “in the round”, looking out toward the vast universe and into the depths of the mind. Opening during First Friday Art. 196 College St, (802) 578-9687. Open Tues, W & F, 10-6; Thurs, Noon-6; Sat, 11-5. (image: Cheer by Grace L. Cothalis (19″x19″; colored pencil and collage). Courtesy of the artist.)
Burlington’s only public library since 1875 shows art by area artists and nonprofit groups throughout the year. 11/1-11/30/18, Fletcher Room: “Climate Creative” is a professional learning program of Shelburne Farms in collaboration with UVM, TW Wood Gallery, BluSeed Studios, The Wild Center, and BCA. Educators from a variety of disciplines joined together in a year-long program learning about climate change and how to integrate arts-based education; from the visual arts to the written word. Work by students from 8 Vermont schools is on display. 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. Through 11/30/18: Burlington artist Patrick “Bruno” Tracy is an illustrator whose work focuses on navigating the chaos and eclectic nature of the creative process. His series “Bottle Caps: Portland, OR” is the product of an exercise designed to facilitate instinctive and immediate reaction to inspiration. Each drawing is inspired by a notable person, place, conversation or experience. 82 S Winooski Ave, (802) 861-9700.
Salon featuring a dedicated gallery space with rotating exhibits focused on eclectic and bold work. Work by two Burlington photographers: Matthew Binginot’s “Visions of Vermont” and Arielle Thomas’ “Everybody Leaves Me”. Opening during First Friday Art. 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 2/9/19: Tectonic Industries: Dreams Can Come True (If It’s Not Working For You, You’re Not Doing It Right) creates an installation of instructional videos, surveys, and interactive activities that explore the impossibility of our collective, endless endeavor for self-improvement. In BCA’s second installment of Project Vermont, Pauline Jennings debuts Becoming Human, a three-channel video and sound installation seeking to identify and dissolve barriers between human and wild in the age of the Anthropocene. 135 Church St, (802) 865-7166, Open Tues-Thurs, Noon-5; Fri-Sat, Noon-8; Sun, Noon-5.
A community spot since 2007, New Moon Café presents work by Burlington-area artists in the dining area. Through 11/30/18: Professional Pet Photographer Josh Dustin’s exhibition is dedicated to dogs who have travelled from all over the globe and finally arrive where they belong: home. All proceeds from sales and donations will go to local rescues.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. Through 11/4/18: Matt Brown makes color woodblock prints using the Japanese hanga method with imagery exploring the development of pictorial space. 11/5-12/31/18: The 2018 Holiday Show features rotating displays of holiday-themed artwork from Frog Hollow’s artisans. 85 Church St, (802) 863-6458. Hours vary by season. (image: Mansfield from Lake Champlain by Matt Brown (2017; edition 50 of 300))
Connecting Burlington’s emerging artists with emerging patrons of the arts to create just and sustainable communities. 11/2/18-1/17/19: “sick and tired of being sick and tired: how to tell a story of a body and what ails it?” is guest curated by Sumru Tekin and features new work by Thatiana Oliveira and Madeline Veitch. During First Friday Art, artist reception and 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: untitled (Orange) by Thatiana Oliveira (24″x18″; video installation; 2018)
BCA curates the artwork on the main floor. Through November 2018: Photographer Mike Sipe says, “The Lake Champlain region is my unparalleled muse; the beauty of the lake, skies, mountains, valley and the people enjoying its splendor. My ability to find the area’s essence is evolving and it is exhilarating to me.” Sipe has been a serious amateur photographer for over 30 years. 149 Church St, (802) 865-7166, M-F, 8:30-4:30 and for First Friday Art. (image: Richmond Summer Sunrise by Mike Sipe (23″x38″))
Art’s Alive is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of Vermont visual artists. 11/1-12/15/18: Central Vermont artist Crystal Stokes focuses on the observation of faces. With the use of light and dark acrylic paint, Stokes looks to capture moments that may otherwise go unnoticed. 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. 11/1-12/31/18: “A Year of Beenanza Block Prints” was inspired by Burlington artist Bethany Andrews-Nichols’ profound introduction to block printing in Jaipur, India in October 2017 (image: Summer Glow). Meet the artist during First Friday Art, 6-8PM with live music by Chad Hollister starting at 8PM ($5 cover starting at 7:30). 112 Lake St, (802) 399-2511, M-Thurs, Noon-10; Fri-Sat, 11-Midnight; Sun, 11-7.
Showcasing nontraditional art by Vermont artists, as well as multimedia work by regional and non-locational artists, in bimonthly shows and community-based events, overlooking Lake Champlain. 11/1-12/31/18: Timothy Santimore (image below) is heavily influenced by Eastern philosophical ideas (especially Zen Buddhism) and the energetic aesthetics of gestural abstraction. Through 11/30/18: Carl Knickerbocker’s 2016 short, Night Periscope. Powered by SEABA. CornerStone Building, 3 Main St, (802) 859-9222. Open M-F, 8-8, Sat-Sun, 10-8.
Supporting innovative and experimental contemporary art in all media through exhibitions, events, projects, and residencies, the gallery is a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration and learning at the intersection of art and technology. Through 11/30/18: “Inner Struggle Fought on Paper” is a continuing series of work by Misoo Filan (image), who uses Yupo paper, ink, and graphite to create pieces that stem from her tragic life experiences and demonstrate a poignant, self-reflective manifestation of internal emotional conflict. Filan is resident at the gallery through 11/17/18. Exhibition of work created during the residency, 11/16-11/30/18. Artist Reception: Friday, 11/16/18, 5-7PM. 375 Maple Street (CCM Building, 2nd Floor), (802) 860-2700, M-F, 10-4.
Open daily 7AM-9PM. Member-artists are showcased on the Member Art Wall in the cafe. 11/1-12/31/18: Skyler Barthold’s technique is an organic freestyle with asymmetrical dramatic lines of bold colors. The symbols are a language from the higher mind. 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 11/30/18: The annual, collaborative South End Art Hop Group Show features over 20 artists this year. 208 Flynn Ave, #2-G, (802) 651-9692, Open M-F, 10-10, Sat, 10-5.
Traditional and non-traditional exhibitions and community-based events. Curated by ArtShape Mammoth. 11/5-12/29/18: “th!NK” is a collaborative drawing project created by the community in and around the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union: 6 art teachers, 900 students, the board of the Compass Foundation, and over 100 bus drivers, administrators, classroom teachers, parents, volunteers, administrators and staff. 208 Flynn Ave, (802) 363-4746, M-F, 7-4, Sat, 9-Noon.
Home to 12 working artist studios and a gallery. 11/2-12/1/18: The written word can serve as not only a signifier, but a placeholder for a moment in time and the act of writing can cast a spell unbeknownst to its author. “Note to Self” is a response, in a way, to the call from a series of solo exhibitions by Christy Mitchell that have taken place each year during November at S.P.A.C.E., which she also directs. Opening during First Friday Art, 5-9. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 578-2512, Open Thurs-Sat, Noon-5. (image: Note to Self: Love by Christy Mitchell (photograph). Courtesy of the artist.)
Art shop featuring about 30 artists from Vermont and beyond with a rotating artist on one wall. November 2018: Mike Farnsworth says about his Visual Quilt collages, “Stop and smell the tree bark! Everyday wonders exist right under our noses. Stopping to appreciate the ineffable beauty of life’s little details is so gratifying and rewarding.” 270 Pine St, (802) 338-7441, Open Tues-Sat, 10-6, until 8 during First Friday Art. (image: Leaves 1 by Mike Farnsworth (16″x16″; aluminum print; 2014. Edition 4 of 250). Courtesy of the artist)
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. Artwork by Dennis McCarthy, Evan Greenwald, Frank DeAngelis, Janet Bonneau, Janie McKenzie, Jordan Holstein, Kara Torres, Lynne Reed, Marilyn Barry, Mike Reilly, Melissa Peabody, Rae Harrell, Robert Gold, Stephen Beattie, Tatiana Zelazo, Terry Mercy, Travis Alford. This exhibit is part of the 26th South End Art Hop. 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.
Exhibiting unique traditional and non-traditional multimedia artwork by Vermont artists in their Gallery/Community Space located in the heart of the South End Arts District. Through 11/15/18, the final 404 Pine Street exhibit: 26th Annual South End Art Hop Original Juried Show Winners Circle, selected by 2018 juror Kathleen Vance. 1st Place: Emily Piccirillo (image: Fugue); 2nd Place, John Douglas; 3rd Place, Linda Dulleba; and People’s Choice, selected by Art Hop attendees: Kyle Sikora. 404 Pine St, (802) 859-9222, Open M-F, 9-5.
A custom picture framing workshop that features monthly exhibitions. November 2018: “World’s Best Art!”. For the third year in a row, see the World’s Best Art in the design, hallway and workshop galleries! This exhibition features many pieces from the Dostie Bros. private collection as well as a variety of works created by South End Arts District artists. Much art will be for sale. 308 Pine St #101, (802) 660-9005. Open M-F, 10-6; Sat, 10-3. (image: Vase and Flowers by Dostie (acyrlic on canvas; 2004). Courtesy of the artist)
Venerable coffeehouse shows South End Arts District artists curated by SEABA. Through November 2018: Illustrator Jess Polanshek was named 2017 Magic Hat Labels for Libations Winner, this show includes a collection of prints from her “The Quilted Forest”, “Home” and “Collector” series that were originally completed in pen and watercolor on paper. 412 Pine St, (802) 658-7016, M-F 6:30-6, Sat-Sun, 8-5.(image: Moths from the “Collector” series by Jess Polanshek)
Abstract contemporary by artists Bruce R. MacDonald, Gordon Auchincloss, Joël Urruty and George Peterson. November 2018: “Hex” features the new collection of dimensional light sculpture, based on Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings, by Bruce R. MacDonald, next to the bold wood forms by Clark Derbes. 27 Sears Ln (next to Greer’s), (800) 639-1868, Open Weds-Fri, 9-5, First Friday until 8, & by appt.(image: Hex by Bruce R. MacDonald (55″x55″; 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. 4a Howard St (3rd Fl, next to Sharon Webster), (802) 238-4540, Open by appointment.
Serving hot bagels and more in a relaxed atmosphere with rotating art shows. 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.
Through 11/30/18: Green Door Studio is back on the map, honoring its roots with an eclectic mix of art and artists, including Steve Sharon (abstract paintings), Justine Poole (’60s-style furniture), Danny Lefrancois (fantastical mixed media works), Jason Pappas (recycled/repurposed/assemblage art), Eric Eickmann (urethane, acrylic paintings), Jon Black (metal jewelry), Brea Schwartz (HANKS, handkerchiefs designed by women artists), Jeff Bruno (oil, acrylic, latex, and charcoal paintings), and Nicole Christman (pop surrealist paintings) (image). 4 Howard St (in the alley across from Dealer), (802) 318-0963. Open by appointment.
Student curators present artwork and exhibits across all four floors throughout the academic year: featuring a range of student art and varied community exhibits. Through 12/1/18: Kristin Richland, owner of Artists’ Mediums Art Shop in Cambridge, presents new work. UVM Campus, Hours vary by semesters. (image: They Drifted by Kristin Richland. Courtesy of the artist.)
Through a partnership with Burlington City Arts, the UVM Medical Center features artwork by Vermont artists on the main medical center campus. Through December 2018: See art by Kelly O’Neal, Tatiana Yakusheva, Timur Dzhambinov, Kathleen Grant, Casey Blanchard, and Judy Hawkins. 111 Colchester Ave, (802) 865-7296. (image: Winter in Burlington by Tatiana Yakusheva (24″x30″; oil on canvas))
Located on the UVM campus, the Fleming Museum of Art houses the state’s most comprehensive collection of art and anthropology. Through 12/14/2018: “The Impossible Ideal: Victorian Fashion and Femininity” explores, through the Museum’s permanent collection, how fashion embodied the many contradictions of Victorian women’s lives, and, eventually, the growing call for more diverse definitions of women’s roles and identities. Also on view: “House to Home” (image below) showcases cultural, ethnographic, and decorative art objects from around the globe to examine the meaning and context of what defines a space as a home. 61 Colchester Ave, (802) 656-2090. Open during the school year, Tues-Sun.
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 1/13/19: “New England Now” challenges the notion of the Northeast’s long-accepted stereotype as stagnant and quaint, and instead plumbs its evolving identities and complex beauty. 11/10/18-3/3/19: “Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont’ investigates the popular phenomenon of “perspective” or “bird’s eye” views that that sprang up during the second half of the 19th century through more than 36 drawn, painted and printed views of the Green Mountain State. 6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-3346. Open daily, 10-5.(image: Montpelier: County Seat of Washington County, Capital of Vermont printed by Poole. Courtesy of the Shelburne Museum)
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. November 2018: Group show of ceramics and paintings by the school’s faculty, staff and students. 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-3648, Open M-F, 10-5; Sat, 10-2.
Art and wine among the vines, with quarterly shows of Vermont art in the tasting room. Through 1/1/19: Cambridge artist Julie A. Davis holds “to the view that the painting process–an act of joy and hope–is far more important than any product of this process. ‘Liking’ a painting is, in and of itself, an act of understanding, a shared experience, for the both the artist and viewer.” 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. 11/2/18-1/31/19: Burlington artist Brendan Bush’s paintings explore color and movement as a form of deeply emotional expressionism and convey and examine his discomfort with the fundamental dualities of freedom and confinement, of acceptance and rejection, of clarity and confusion, of anger and exaltation. Opening during First Friday Art, 5-7. 5 Bartlett Bay Rd, S Burlington, (802) 658-2739 x2014, Open M-Sat, 11-7, Sun, 12-5. (image: Brenda Playing in House by Brendan Bush. Courtesy of the artist)
Presenting a stylistically diverse collection of original work by artists of regional and national stature. Through 11/20/18: “Listening to Rocks” features work by Jericho fabric collage artist Dianne Shullenberger and Montpelier photographer John Snell. The two artists found common ground in their love of both hiking and art, resulting in an exhibition focusing on rocks from very different, but harmonious, viewpoints and mediums. The gallery also has a unique collection of fine crafts and gift items. 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-3848, Open Tues-Fri, 9:30-5:30, Sat, 10-5.(image: untitled by John Snell (photography). Courtesy of the artist.)
The next First Friday Art is
December 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!