Exhibition Programming

Needles and Nosh: Lunch with Vermont Quilt Artist Judy Dales

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

$25 public / $15 Members (includes cost of admission)

Join celebrated Vermont quilt artist, Judy B. Dales for lunch as she shares stories of her work in connection with the exhibit Judy B. Dales: Ahead of the Curve, currently on display until October 31. Ticket price includes Museum admission and a boxed lunch. After the program participants can visit the exhibit at the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery. Tickets for sale online here or call (802) 985-3346 for assistance.

Shelburne Organ Crawl

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015

By donation

Dr. William Tortolano, Professor Emeritus of Music and Fine Arts at Saint Michael’s College, performs on three organs at three locations in Shelburne—all within walking distance of one another. Begin at St. Catherine of Siena Church, located on the corner of Church and Falls Road in the village, move to Shelburne United Methodist Church, and conclude at Shelburne Museum’s Meeting House. At each recital (approximately 30 minutes), Dr. Tortolano selects and plays pieces that highlight the organ’s best qualities.

Locally Grown: A New Look at Early Vermont Furniture
Lecture by William Hosley

2 p.m., Sunday, September 27, 2015

Free with Museum admission.

The work of rural cabinetmakers, operating amidst abundant raw materials and unfettered by stylistic tyranny, provides convincing evidence of an emerging American artistic culture. Vermont supplied its needs for furnishings and housing from the time of first settlement well into the 19th century when railroads brought imported goods from distant markets. Using local materials and design to satisfy local tastes, Vermont cabinetmakers, chairmakers and joiners produced furniture of distinctive quality that contributes importantly to the art history of early Vermont.

Pop-Up Art / Meet the Artist

October and November

Meet artists featured in the Eyes on the Land exhibition and informally talk with them as they demonstrate and/or discuss approaches to their work. Drop-in. No reservations required. Located just outside the Eyes on the Land exhibition in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education. Great for all ages, artists and non-artists alike. Come by for a few minutes or an hour, we look forward to seeing you.

11 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2015

Featured Artist: Bonnie Acker

Join local artist Bonnie Acker and friends for an uplifting hands-on art project!  Highlight the community successes of the Vermont Land Trust — saving farms, fields and forests — through colorful paper collages…carrots, cows, clouds and more.

2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2015

Featured Artist: Gowri Savoor

Engage with Gowri Savoor as she explains her approach to mapping the environment and draw a personal map.

11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015

Featured Artists: Bonnie Acker and Gowri Savoor

Join local artists Bonnie Acker and Gowri Savoor. Bonnie invites visitors to join her in an uplifting art project. Gowri explains her approach to mapping the environment and encourages visitors to draw a personal map. Both highlight the community successes of the Vermont Land Trust and the Eyes on the Land exhibition.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015

Featured Artist: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray

Get to know outdoor filmmaker and storyteller Tyler Wilkinson-Ray as he talks about his trade, encourages aspiring filmmakers, and discusses his work, which focuses on storytelling, authenticity, and the compelling. Questions and aspiring filmmakers welcome!

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015

Featured Artist: Cami Davis

Explore the creative process and what it is to perceive ecologically with Cami Davis, using simple materials of collage, colored pencils, and markers. Ms. Davis will share how ecological thought frames her studio practice.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015

Featured Artist: Cami Davis

Explore the creative process and what it is to perceive ecologically with Cami Davis, using simple materials of collage, colored pencils, and markers. Ms. Davis will share how ecological thought frames her studio practice.

2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015

Featured Artist: Caleb Kenna

Caleb Kenna shares stories of his adventures as a photographer, a sample portfolio of his extensive, dynamic photographs, and answers questions about his work for Eyes on the Land.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2015

Featured Artist: Susan Abbott
Stop by to see Susan Abbott who will be available to informally talk about and answer questions on her year of plein-air painting, sketching, and writing in the Northeast Kingdom for the Eyes on the Land project.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2015

Featured Artist: Karolina Kawiaka

Listen to Karolina Kawiaka as she explains how she uses technology to artistically explore our impact on the landscape.

Design Impacts on the Landscape
Lecture by Karolina Kawiaka

2 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2015

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Free with Museum Admission

Join artist and architect Karolina Kawiaka as she shares how she designs buildings and everyday objects while investigating the relationship between natural and man-made environments. Karolina’s work in Eyes on the Land uses 3-D models and digital technologies to explore our impact on the landscape.

Birds of a Feather opening reception

2 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education auditorium

Free with Museum admission.

Kory Rogers, curator of design arts, will explore the Museum’s extraordinary decoy collection, featured in the special exhibition Birds of a Feather.

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