“Under the Big Top” at the Fleming Museum

Georges Roualt Pierrot (detail) (color etching and aquatint wove paper, 1935) at Fleming Museum

by Karen M. Geiger The collection currently on view at the Fleming Museum, “Under the Big Top: The Fine Art of the Circus in America,” is, like the performances it documents, a delight for all ages. The purpose of the exhibit, according to the museum statement, “…examines the iconography of circus imagery…” from 20th and 21st

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“How to Wear a Beard” with Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum Auditorium

Friday, March 25, 6PM | Fleming Museum Auditorium

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The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery | South End | April 2011

Grace Weaver Binoculars (18x24, oil and enamel on paper, 2011) at S.P.A.C.E.

April 1-30: “Thin-Skinned” by Grace Weaver “Thin-Skinned” is a solo exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and objects by Grace Weaver. The work examines the surfaces that separate the body from the external world—a straw, binoculars, a sock. Figures are isolated in tense predicaments—straining to smell, taste, or touch the undefined realm beyond their bodies. The works

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Frog Hollow | Downtown Burlington | April 2011

Carol MacDonald Thorny Rose II from "Transcendence" at Dudley H. Davis Center

April 1-29: “Transcendence: Mooring the Storm” Just over a year in development Frog Hollow artisans Carol MacDonald and Erik Rehman take their experience interviewing survivors of sexual violence as a stimulus to create unique, inspirational work which embodies the healing journey and depicts a sense of hope. The artwork, which focuses on the survivor recovery process,

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Opportunities Credit Union | Old North End | April 2011

Michael Lew-Smith Lascaux (18"x24", archival ink-jet print on paper, 2010) at Opportunities Credit Union

For Michael Lew-Smith, art is very simple: Art is about Beauty. Although Michael’s photographs are abstract, they are taken out of a concrete context, namely, the weathered paint that one finds on old, abandoned, misused and forgotten cars, trucks and tractors. In the process of taking these photographs, Michael became fascinated by the intricate designs and

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215 College Gallery | Downtown Burlington | April 2011

Mary Zompetti Lowe Don't Leave the Mail Here at 215 College

Through April 17: “and then…”, recent work by Mary Zompetti Lowe (formerly Mary Johnson) Zompetti Lowe’s work explores the many elements that create our living spaces, specifically the way we define personal and private space in our homes and our outdoor living environments and how those elements can be a reflection of our personality traits and, often, our quirks.

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Vermont Glass Designs | South End | April 2011

Ruth Murphy Shooting Star at Vermont Glass Designs

Lead-free is what this studio is about!  100% lead-free stained glass and hand crafted glass beveling.  Ruth Murphy custom designs and crafts all of her work.  Cabinet inserts are a specialty, as well as repairing stained or beveled art glass. During April’s First Friday Art Walk, Ruth Murphy will be giving demonstrations of her process. Drop-ins are welcome when the

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Vintage Jewelers | Downtown Burlington | April 2011

Lienne Bick untitled at Vintage Jewelers

Extended through April: Lienne Bick The Journey… Creativity has been a relatively fluid aspect of my life both as a child and as an adult. I have watched this evolve over the past two years in my life as well as the lives of my children. Although art is a wonderful way to express oneself, it has

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Davis Studio Gallery | South End | April 2011

Lydia Littwin Ocean at Davis Studio Gallery

“Seasonal Palette”: Oil paintings by Lydia Littwin “I believe the greatest joys and challenges of living in New England are the seasons.  I am inspired to capture the essence of a season in each of  my paintings: the brilliant colors found in Farmer’s Market produce, the indescribable shades of blue after a coastal storm, the familiar expanse

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Art’s Alive Gallery at Union Station | Waterfront | April 2011

Eric Ford 1993 (20x20, mixed media on wood panel, 2011) at Art's Alive Gallery

Through April 30: Art’s Alive Vermont First Ever Facebook First Fifty The first 50 artists who responded to a live call on Facebook were accepted into this exhibition.  Gallery open First Friday March 4, 5-8pm, Artist’s Reception First Friday April 1, 5-8pm! The Art’s Alive Gallery at Main Street Landing’s Union Station features artwork by Vermont residents.

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Uncommon Grounds | Downtown Burlington | April 2011

Nicole Kircher at Uncommon Grounds

Nicole Kircher presents some older and newer paintings in April. Learn more about Nicole at her website. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7AM-8PM; Saturday, 8AM-9AM; Sunday, 9AM-7PM. Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea 42 Church Street (802) 865-6227 www.ugvermont.com ARTMAP #15

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Speaking Volumes | South End | April 2011

John David O'Shaughnessy Art Elements at Speaking Volumes

Extended through April: John David O’Shaughnessy I believe the act of painting is an archaic activity. For about one hundred years now painting has been declared to be absolutely and unequivocally dead. I have found that this death of painting is quite freeing and allows me as an artist to regard my work with a much less dogmatic approach

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