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Full Circle: Emerging Images Within Handmade Paper

 

A solo exhibition of pulp-paintings by Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead – May 20-July 2.

 

COMING NEXT :    Klara Calitri – Paintings, Prints, Ceramics

Opening Reception Saturday, July 9   5- 7 pm

Calendar of Events

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One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden

National Theatre Live Encore Series

June 30

Starring the host of the 2016 Tony Awards and The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. You may have seen Corden in the extremely viral “Carpool Karaoke” segments on The Late Late Show , but before he became a famous host, he was tickling audiences on both sides of the pond with his wry smile and outrageous physical humor. One Man, Two Guvnors was captured live in 2013 at the National Theatre in London. It then transferred to Broadway, winning Corden a Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Play”. 

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time  hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

“It’s a rich, slow-spreading smile, like butter melting in a skillet over a low flame. And whenever it creeps across James Corden’s face in the splendidly silly One Man, Two Guvnors,  you know two things for sure: You’re in for trouble, and you’re already hooked. Struggle as you will, there ain’t nothing you can do about it.” -The New York Times

7pm
$17/ $10 students

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Dawn Tripp

A Conversation with Author Dawn Tripp

Wednesday, July 20 

Author Dawn Tripp will give an interactive talk and a reading of Georgia, her dazzling new breakout novel. Georgia brings artist Georgia O’Keeffe vividly to life in a riveting story about her years with Alfred Stieglitz in New York and the impact of their relationship on her life, her vision, and her art — the story of how Georgia the girl became Georgia O’Keeffe, master painter and American icon. 

A National Bestseller, Georgia has been described as “complex and original” by the New York Times Book Review and “magical and provocative”Book Cover- Georgia by USA Today. Attending a retrospective of Georgia O’Keeffe’s abstract paintings at the Whitney Museum, Dawn realized that although she had seen many of O’Keeffe’s paintings before, there was a startling difference between the revolutionary charcoals and abstract works that O’Keeffe created as a young artist and the southwest landscapes, flowers, and representational paintings she is now most famous for. Curious about this shift in style, Tripp began to research the life of O’Keeffe, to discover more about this woman, the evolution of her art, and what might have been the cause of her transformation. 

Copies of Georgia will be on sale at the theater.

7pm
Suggested Donation of $5 at the door.

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei

Sunday, July 24

A singing, songwriting, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player, Abigail Washburn pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before.  Washburn is also armed with Chinese language ability and profound connections to culture and people on the other side of the Pacific.  One of the few foreign artists currently touring China independently and regularly, she completed a month-long (Nov-Dec 2011) tour of China’s Silk Road supported by grants from the US Embassy, Beijing. Her efforts to share US music in China and Chinese music in the US exist within a hope that cultural understanding and the communal experience of beauty and sound reaching out from tradition will lead the way to a richer and a more profoundly rooted existence.

Wu Fei, a native of Beijing and a current Middle Tennessee resident, is a master of the guzheng or zheng, a  21-string Chinese zither. She plays zheng beautifully in the instrument’s vernacular–a musical language which is 2,000 to 3,000 years old–and in a contemporary idiosyncratic, experimental dialect began during years spent at Mills College and immersed in the Downtown improvising scene which revolved around NYC clubs like The Stone, which Fei curated for the month of Oct. 2008.  Wu Fei composes for choir, string quartet, chamber ensemble, Balinese gamelan, and orchestra; her commissions include a composition for Percussions Claviers de Lyon that premiered in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.  Wu Fei has collaborated with many artists of different disciplines and genres ranging from Washburn to avant garde composer John Zorn, Fred Frith and more.

Together as an entirely unique banjo-guzheng duo, Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei sing & play a selection of songs rooted in traditional Appalachian and Chinese music.  Their US debut was at the Middlebury College Centennial celebration, July 2015.

7pm
$20 advance/ $25 door

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Point Counterpoint

The Constance Holden Memorial Concert

Tuesday, July 26

The annual free concert by the talented staff of Point Counterpoint, the classical music school on Lake Dunmore, is always an exciting event. 

This year’s pieces are Dvorak’s Piano Trio No. 3. in F minor, Opus 65, B. 130 and Schubert’s Cello Quintet in C major, D956, Opus 163 featuring Daniel Doña. 

The annual concert at THT is named the Constance Holden Memorial Concert.  It was created in memory of long-time West Salisbury summer resident, Constance “Tancy” Holden. For more information visit  http://pointcp.com

7:30 pm.          
FREE
   (donations to benefit Point CounterPoint will be accepted)

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2016

August 25-28, 2016

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival returns to Middlebury VT this August 25-28 with a new slate of outstanding films from all over the world. MNFF2 promises to be a terrific event. The word is getting out in the filmmaker community about the Fest and its true dedication to first and second time directors. MNFF is receiving a bevy of high-quality work this season. And that’s great news for the enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences who want to be entertained and challenged at MNFF. 

To learn more, follow the Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All links are available at middfilmfest.org.
 

Opening Night Film and Party $50 BUY NOW
Opening Night Film Only $25 BUY NOW
Festival Pass $75/ $50 students BUY NOW
Day Pass $28/ $20 students BUY NOW
Single screening $12 – tickets sold only at the venue, beginning Friday, August 26; not available online.

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MET Live in HD 2016-2017

Here is the broadcast schedule for MET Live in HD 2016-2017. Times and dates are subject to change, so please check back with us when tickets are on sale. 

Tristan und Isolde
SAT, OCT 08, 2016 12:00 PM

Don Giovanni
SAT, OCT 22, 2016 1:00 

L’Amour de Loin
DEC 11  2016 7:00pm
(subject to change)

Nabucco
SAT, JAN 07, 2017 1:00 

Roméo et Juliette
SAT, JAN 21, 2017 1:00 

Rusalka
SAT, FEB 25, 2017 1:00 

La Traviata
SAT, MAR 11, 2017 1:00 

Idomeneo
SAT, MAR 25, 2017 1:00 

Eugene Onegin
SAT, APR 22, 2017 12:30 

Der Rosenkavalier
SUN, MAY 14, 2017 1:00 PM

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Great Art Wednesdays

Returning in Fall 2016

Select Wednesdays at 11am, Town Hall Theater will present some of the world’s best art exhibits on screen in stunning high definition. 

September 7 Rembrandt from the National Gallery
                   Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

October 5 Leonardo DaVinci
                   A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.’
Given exclusive access to the opening night of the exhibition the film captures the excitement of the occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow offers his insight into the great masterpieces and invites the opinions of the curators, restorers and other specially invited guests. Interwoven are an insightful biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago – a unique film about a unique man.

November 16 Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
                  Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

December 7 Renoir: Revered and Reviled
                 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today. Some claim they are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some claim they are seduced. What may surprise many is that among the many artists who sought Renoir’s new works out and were clearly highly influenced by them were the two giants of the 20th century – Picasso and Matisse. The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.

From the film’s director, Phil Grabsky:

“One of the questions asked, perhaps most frequently, is ‘why would I go to the cinema to see an art exhibition?’ I find that easy to answer. What we offer is an opportunity to see the exhibition if you can’t get a ticket or you don’t live in the country of the exhibition. Secondly we offer expert analysis, biography of the artist, behind-the-scenes, all those hidden nooks and crannies that you and I can’t normally get to… what I’ve seen and have been so delighted to recognize is that there is a different and much stronger emotional connection with a cinema screen than with a television screen. And if you can’t get to stand in front of that particular painting, on your own, this is the next best thing, I’m absolutely sure about that.”

Wednesday at 11am
$10/ $5 students