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-September 2016
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Live music venue, restaurant, and bar with monthly exhibits by emerging Burlington artists. September-October 2016: Scott King’s layered works on birch plywood with paint markers, spray paint and acrylic. 188 Main St, (802) 658-4771, Open nightly.
Exhibitions of work by regional artists related to Flynn programming during the same time period. Through 9/3/2016: “Amazing GRACE” celebrates 40 years of Grass Roots Art & Community Effort in Hardwick. 9/10/2016 to 11/26/2016: “Directors’ Digressions” presents work by Fleming Museum Director Janie Cohen and abstract painting by BCA Assistant Director Sara Katz. Opening reception with conversation between the artists: Saturday, September 10, 2. 153 Main Street, (802) 652-4505, Sat, 11-4 and by appt. (image below: Fields and Water by Sara Katz (16″x16″; oil and mixed media))
Laptop refurbishing shop shows work by area artists in monthly shows. 9/1/2016 to 10/31/2016: In “Childhood Home”, Tess Elizabeth Holbrook, driven by storytelling and exploring human emotions, finds a romance in oil paints that allows her to bring out the stories and emotions that circle within us all. Opening reception during First Friday Art. 196 College St, (802) 578-9687. Open M-Sat, 9:30-8; Sun, 10:30-6. (image below: Looming Home by Tess Elizabeth Holbrook)
Burlington’s only public library since 1875 shows art by area artists and nonprofit groups throughout the year. 235 College St, (802) 865-7211, Open daily at 10, Noon on Sunday.
Open daily 7AM-11PM. Member-artists are showcased in the café seating area. September 2016: Award-winning Czech artist Petr Pavel Kepka shows night photographs of Prague, one of his life-long passions. 82 S Winooski Ave, (802) 861-9700. (image below by Petr Pavel Kepka)
A 5-floor visual arts center promoting excellence, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art. Through 10/1/2016: Taking advantage of the diverse range of artistic practices that visits Vermont each summer through BCA’s Seven Below artist residency program, “Fixed/Fluxed” transforms the BCA Center into a space of constant flux. Three former artists-in-residence were invited back to install, reinstall, add to, reduce or remove their work from the space through the course of the exhibition. 135 Church St, (802) 865-7166, Open Tues-Thurs & Sun, 11-5; Fri-Sat, 11-8.
Generator is a combination of artist studio, classroom, and business incubator at the intersection of art, science, and technology. 250 Main Street, (802) 540-0761. Mon-Fri, 11-9; Sat-Sun, 11-7.
A community spot since 2007, New Moon Café presents work by Burlington area artists in the dining area. Through 9/30/2016: Carly Kemp’s paintings, “Peace of My Heart”, reflect her overflowing love and gratitude for Burlington. Freedom In Creation’s photography show, “The Story of Freedom”, celebrates children subjected to the horrors of war in the Gulu District of Northern Uganda and their ability to participate in the process of restoring their communities. 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 2016: Working with Generator, Frog Hollow’s “Mark of the Machine” is work by established Generator “makers” that highlight the diversity of work created there. Opening reception during First Friday Art. 85 Church St, (802) 863-5458. Hours vary by season. (image below: Basalt Reef, Moeraki, New Zealand by Claire Van Vliet (15″x30″; vitreograph; 2009))
Presenting monthly shows in the Church Street window by artist Nyx Black, who creates as Anonymous Muse. 104 Church St, (802) 860-6630. Open M-Sat, 8-5; Sun, 9-4. (image below by Nyx Black of Anonymous Muse)
The walls of this Church Street café are lined with art by Vermont artists whose work deals with Vermont themes. Through September 2016: Illustrations by Austin Scrivens, artist, illustrator, cartoon connoisseur, video game nerd and tumblogger. 42 Church St, (802) 865-6227, Open M-Thurs, 7-9; F, 7-10; Sat, 8-10; Sun, 9-9.
Connecting Burlington’s emerging artists with emerging patrons of the arts to create just and sustainable communities. 8/5/2016 to 10/25/2016: Interdisciplinary Burlington artist Stella Mars presents a new multi-media inventory on fashion, flowers, capital flows and feminist iconography called “In Her Shoes”. She creates alternative female narratives & images that circulate the public sphere. 132 Church St, (802) 355-5440, Open Tues-Fri, 11-5.
Community organizations share their mission through artwork on the main floor. September 2016: A professional artist for over 20 years, Carol Boucher creates monotypes and paintings (oil pastel, oil, and acrylic). Love of color and landscape fuel her creative process. Curated by BCA. 149 Church St, (802) 865-7166, M-F, 8:30-4:30.
Art’s Alive is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of Vermont visual artists. 9/2/2016 to 10/30/2016: The Art’s Alive Facebook 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. Art Hop Weekend: Friday, September 9, 5-8 and Saturday, September 10, Noon-4. Curated by SEABA. 1 Main St, (802) 859-9222, M-F, 8-3; Sat-Sun, by appt. (image below: Summer by Elena Brotz)
Part of Maglianero Café, space has high ceilings and large windows and hosts a Youth Poetry Slam during each First Friday Art. Through 9/3/2016: Australian-American painter Charlie Hudson uses layers of abstract shapes and colors to create scenes and imagery from his head, inspired by his surroundings. 9/9/2016 to 10/21/2016: Four decades of genuine human stories in unique portraits by photographer David Roby, including Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Evel Knievel, Jake Burton, and others. Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 6. 47 Maple St, (802) 861-3155. M-F, 7-7; Sat-Sun, 8-6. (image below: Nixon for Sale by David Roby)
Showcasing traditional and non-traditional visual art in bimonthly shows in a space overlooking Lake Champlain. 9/9/2016 to 10/30/2016: 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. Open for Art Hop Weekend. Curated by SEABA. 60 Lake St, Suite 2-E, (802) 859-9222. Open M-F, 8-3, Sat-Sun by appt.
ONE Arts Center is a community art center in the Old North End, featuring exhibitions, classes, and children’s programs. The Fall Kick Off! on Sunday, September 11, 3-6PM highlights ONE Arts’ first staff art exhibit and a series of Fall classes and events for both adults and children. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your community art center and the scope of what they offer you. 72 N Champlain St. Open Sat-Sun, noon-5.
Presenting art by students, artists-in-residence, faculty and invitees in a variety of exhibitions and settings during the school year. Through 9/3/2016: Todd R. Lockwood’s “Portraiture Reimagined” introduces Cinema Portraits, a convergence of portrait photography, cinema, and writing. 9/8/2016 to 10/16/2016: The Faculty Art Show is an annual survey of new work from Champlain College’s art, design and core faculty members. Opening reception: Thursday, September 15. 9/8/2016 to 12/10/2016: Eben Markowsky’s elephant sculpture Gravity in the Rozendell Courtyard. Art Hop Friday: “alt ctrl”, 3 interactive art/experimental game design installations in front of SEABA Gallery, 404 Pine St. 375 Maple Street (Hauke Family Center, 2nd Floor), (802) 860-2700, Thurs, 10-5; Fri, 4-8; Sat, 11-4:30. (image below by Emilie Lee, Faculty Show)
Home to 14 artist studios with a shared exhibition space. September 2016: “Fall Forward” presents interpretations by 14 Brickwork artists ranging from photography to oils, acrylics, collage and mixed media. Opening during First Friday Art and open for the South End Art Hop. 266 S Champlain St (enter from parking lot at 277 Pine St). Open for First Friday Art and by appt. (image below: Beauty in a Messy World by Holly Hauxjeffers)
Curated by SEABA, showing large-scale 2-D work and installation sculpture with multi-media work presented at their quarterly openings. 9/9/2016 to 11/30/2016: The unique Collaborative Art Hop Group Show features over 30 artists. 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. The artists maintain a gallery presence and handle sales. 9/9/2016 to 10/31/2016: “Educators Unite 3” is a group exhibition of new work by 18 Vermont art educators who support each other in their personal art making. Curated by Dorsey Hogg. Open for the South End Art Hop: Friday, September 9, 7AM-9PM. 208 Flynn Ave, (802) 363-4746, M-F, 7-4, Sat, 9-12.
Home to 15 working artist studios and two main galleries. 9/9/2016 to 9/24/2016: “Represent” is an Art Hop exhibition of 18 Open Studios, Guest Work by 20 artists, 9 Artist Market Booths, and Creative Competition. Art Hop Hours: Friday, September 9, 5-Midnight; Saturday, September 10, 10-10; Sunday, September 11, 11-4. 266 Pine St (Soda Plant), (802) 578-2512, Open Thurs-Sat, Noon-5.
Sample Switchback brews or grab a pint while enjoying local art in the viewing hallway that also overlooks the bottling line. 9/2/2016 to 10/30/2016: Michelle Turbide’s “Fragments” are watercolors about the transformation of the soul through lived experiences that change, evolve, and grow us. Artist reception during First Friday Art with live music by Phil Yates & The Affiliates. 160 Flynn Avenue, (802) 651-4114. Sun-Thurs, 11-7; Fri-Sat, 11-8. (image below: Her Bones Were Green by Michelle Turbide)
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 and second floor corridors. Ongoing. First Floor: Littlest Penguin Photography, Rae Harrell, Kelley Taft, Kristen M. Watson, Robert Gold and Stephen Zeigfinger; Second Floor: Amanda Vella, Janet Bonneau, John Metruk, Marilyn Barry and Pete Boardman; Third Floor: Donna Bister, Gaal Shepard, Jason Boyd, Linda Finkelstein, SMH Photography and Terry L. Mercy.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 appointment.
The E-1 Collective is a living, working, vibrant art studio & workshop whose artists work in painting, sketching, jewelry making, and stained glass. Visitors are welcome to our eclectic diversified workshop. 416 Pine St (behind Speeder & Earl’s).
Showing art by SEABA members in the gallery and hallways. 9/9/2016 to 9/30/2016: The 24th Annual South End Art Hop Original Juried Show features 35 works selected by the juror, Joe Amrhein, artist and founder/director of New York’s Pierogi Gallery. Open for Art Hop Weekend. 404 Pine St, (802) 859-9222, Open M-F, 9-5.
A custom picture framing workshop that features monthly exhibitions. 9/9/2016 to 9/30/2016: Explore Dostie Bros. Permanent Collection and featured artists Brian Deignan (photography) and (michael smith) (painting). Dr’s X, Y, & Z demonstrate their Amazing Three Pendulum Rotary Harmonograph Drawing Machine during Art Hop! Open all weekend for the South End Art Hop. 308 Pine St #101, (802) 660-9005. Open Mon-Sat, 10-5. (image below: Harmonograph Drawing by Dr. Z (ink on paper))
Venerable coffeehouse shows South End Arts District artists curated by SEABA. 9/9/2016 to 11/30/2016: Haley Bishop Rockwood and DeAnna Kerley are the collaborators behind The Poppyclock Collective. They find inspiration in the quirky day-to-day life of Vermont living and replicate it in a variety of mediums: watercolor, sharpie, bubblegum scraps (you get the idea). 412 Pine St, (802) 658-7016, M-F 6:30-6, Sat-Sun, 8-5. (image below: Owl Egg Nest by The Poppyclock Collective)
Abstract contemporary by artists Bruce R. MacDonald, Gordon Auchincloss, Joël Urruty and George Peterson. Large, precise and multi-dimensional. September 2016: Come see the large, stellar explosions in light sculpture to the small, wood wall reliefs by Bruce R. MacDonald. Open for First Friday Art and during the South End Art Hop, Friday, 5-10 and Saturday, 10-4. 27 Sears Lane (next to Greer’s), (800) 639-1868, Open for First Friday, 5-8, Thurs-Fri, 9-5 & by appt.
Serving hot bagels and more in a relaxed atmosphere with rotating art shows. Through September 2016: Neysa Russo makes Vermont wool felt tapestries that tell stories using colorful scenes with people and animals. 660 Pine St, (802) 540-0474, Open M-Sat, 7-4, Sun, 8-3.
Located on the UVM campus, the Fleming Museum of Art houses the state’s most comprehensive collection of art and anthropology. 9/22/2016 to 12/15/2016: “Sargent to Basquiat” is an exhibition of work from collections of UVM alumni spanning the late 19th to the early 21st centuries, and represent some of the most influential styles of the last 130 years, including Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Pop, and Outsider Art. Opening reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:30-7:30. 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. 9/2/2016 to 10/28/2016: Kristen M. Watson & Mary Admasian’s The SHE Project, Part 1 is an interactive installation honoring the art tradition of femmage and exploring image, self-worth, sexual power, and personal branding in the social media age. Artist reception & talk during First Friday Art. L/L Center Room 233, UVM East Campus, (802) 656-4200. M-F, 1-8:30; Sat, 12:30-4:30. (imabe below: rəˈflekt by Kristen M. Watson (dimensions variable; cosmetics on mirror; 2016)
Artwork is displayed on all four floors during the academic year: from student art to a variety of community exhibits. 8/29/2016 to 9/21/2016: UVM Staff Art Show features the works of those who support and keep UVM running. Artist reception: Tuesday, September 13, Noon-1. 9/24/2016 to 10/23/2016. UVM Alumni Art Show. Opening reception: Saturday, September 24, 2-3. 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 12/15/2016: Art by Louise Arnold, Phil Laughlin, Julia Purinton, Judy Hawkins, Greg Danford, Jean Cannon may be seen in the Rotunda & Connector Hallways on McClure 3. 111 Colchester Ave, (802) 865-7296.
The hallway galleries are designed to act as an academic forum for the display of new ideas. Through December 2016: First Floor: Andrew Frost’s “Straight & Sound” is black-and-white digital photographs of nature, decay, and human intervention taken in and around Bergen County, NJ. Second Floor: “Battle Journal” by CCV faculty member Linda Shere (image below) was created purely from imagination and contemplative instinct. Her intimate watercolors deconstruct war, femininity and history. 1 Abenaki Way, Winooski, (802) 654-0505, M-F, 8-8; weekends, call for hours.
Open year round. There are 150,000 works in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. The Pizzagalli Center hosts exhibitions throughout the year. Through 10/30/2016: “Grandma Moses: American Modern” takes a new look at this iconic artist through a modernist lens. Through 10/31/2016: “Painting a Nation” is a major reinstallation of the museum’s American paintings collection. “Wind, Waves, and Light” features kinetic sculptures by award-winning artist George Sherwood. Quebec artist Dominique Ehrmann’s “Once Upon a Quilt” has over 16 pieces ranging from 3D to kinetic quilted sculptures. 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. 9/2/2016 to 11/30/2016: Paintings by Shelburne artist Lisa Mann. 6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, (802) 985-8222, Open daily 11-5.
Showing the work of internationally-known abstract artist Stephen Zeigfinger, antique prints and vintage agrilithography. 2997 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, (802) 363-0623. Open W-Sun, 11-6.
Beloved local beer factory has a curated space showing art on the tour ramp. 8/3/2016 to 9/30/2016: Mimi Magyar, aka “The Doodle Chick”, has expanded her pen-and-ink work to include 3 dimensional objects. These doodles are Mimi’s attempt to create order in the world, whether they are art is up to you. 5 Bartlett Bay Rd, S Burlington, (802) 658-2739 x2014, Open M-Thurs, 10-6, Fri-Sat, 10-7, Sun, 12-5.
Presenting a stylistically diverse collection of original work by artists of regional and national stature. Through 9/13/2016: “Being Present” features the work of 25 gallery artists and offers both a visual and a contextual reflection on where the gallery is during its 25th year. The title also refers to the creative process: what we, as individuals, strive for in artistic endeavors, as well as in the fine art of living, exemplified by being “in the moment” and seeking out the essence of what’s within us and around us. 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.
The next First Friday Art is
September 2nd, 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!