Portraits of Emerging Adults
August 18 - October 26, 2014
Reception Friday, September 12, 5-7 pm
Kate Gridley's Exhibition "Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults" will officially open at Town Hall Theater's Jackson Gallery during Arts Walk on Friday, September 12, 5 - 7. After a year touring in other parts of Vermont, the exhibit has come home!
"Passing Through" features 17 over life sized oil portraits paired with audio portraits of seventeen young people who have all come through Middlebury for one reason or another. From Caleb, a ninth generation Vermonter who was born here, to Kamal, who came for ten summers with the Fresh Air Fund, to Esthena, valedictorian of her MUHS class, to Aubrey, who came to Middlebury College from Botswana, you will recognize some of these young people -- if not all of them! -- and you will enjoy hearing their stories. Ten of the paintings are housed in the Jackson Gallery; the seven remaining paintings are in the Lower Lobby of the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College.
There will be a lot of community related events connected with this exhibit as Gridley partners with Middlebury college professors, teachers at MUHS, clinicians at CSAC and others. If you are interested in bringing your class to visit the show, contact Lindsay Pontius, Education Director at Town Hall Theater (email@example.com).
VISIT Kate's website: www.kategridley.com
Calendar of Events:
Friday, September 26 - Lecture on Emerging Adulthood, Jeffrey Arnett, Ph.D., Clark University 12:30 - 1:20 pm Dana Auditorium, Sunderland, Middlebury College
Friday, September 26 - Artist-led Tour: Kate Gridley 1:45 - 2 pm Middlebury College Mahaney Center for the Arts Lobby
Friday, September 26 – Artist Talk and Student Performances – Kate Gridley and Dana Yeaton’s Playwriting 1 Class 5 – 6:30 pm The Jackson Gallery at THT
Friday, October 24 – Emerging Adulthood: Psychology and Portraiture, Barbara K. Hofer, Ph.D., and Kate Gridley 12:30 – 1:15 pm, Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College
Friday, October 24 – Artist –led Tour: Kate Gridley 1:15 – 2 pm Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College AND 4 – 5 pm Jackson Gallery at THT
Portraits of Emerging AdultsAugust 18 - October 26, 2014 Reception Friday, September 12 5 - 7 pm Seventeen life-size oil paintings accompanied by audio portraits - ten on display in the Jackson Gallery and seven on display at Middlebury College's Mahaney Center for the Arts.
Photography by James BlairJuly 11 - August 16, 2014 Images from a life as photojournalist for the National Geographic Society. James Blair worked as a staff photographer for the National Geographic Magazine for thirty years. Forty-five articles carried his byline and more than 2000 of his photos have appeared within its covers. “My time photographing with the National Geographic opened my eyes to the beauty of the natural world and the wonder of its many inhabitants. It also brought into stark relief the pain and cruelty we humans too often experience. There have been times at which I questioned mankind’s path and Mother Nature’s response. From war to global warming, I have seen through my lens the seeds of our social and political conflicts today.” “Each of these eighteen photographs is but a single instant from long ago that was recorded on film and is now a part of the history of our time. I believe that the past is truly prologue to the future and for that reason I have selected these particular photographs as a warning of the problems that we, and our children, will sooner rather than later face.”
THREE WOODBLOCK ARTISTS
Ray HudsonMAY 23 - JUNE 29, 2014
THE PANE IN EMPTY ROOMS
FROST AND BREADLOAF IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS
BRETT SIMISON, PHOTOGRAPHER
MARCH 21 - MAY 9, 2014A portfolio of large format black and white photographs in and around Robert Frost's summer cabin and the Breadloaf Wilderness of Vermont. "With The Pane in Empty Rooms, I’ve tried to create a portfolio that conveys the natural beauty of the farm and the surrounding lands that Frost explored and served to inspire him, while simultaneously communicating a little of the darkness I found in those empty rooms in Ripton." Brett Simison is an award-winning editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer based in Vermont. His work has appeared in publications such as Outside Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic Online, and Backpacker Magazine from assignments throughout the United States and abroad. The native of Citronelle, Alabama now lives with his wife Amy and son Connor in the city of Vergennes, Vermont. His website is www.brettsimison.com.
JIM BORDEN - An Exhibition in Celebration of a Lifetime of ArtJim Borden (1928-2013) had been either drawing or painting for as anyone can remember. His work graces the walls of his family's restaurant in Indiana, the Veteran's Administration in Washington, D.C. and countless homes across the country. The paintings in this exhibit were selected to show the range of his talent, skill and interests. Most paintings are for sale and will benefit Town Hall Theater and the James C. Borden Art Award established to award a cash prize to a graduating art student at Jim's high school alma mater.
6th Annual Holiday ShowThe Jackson Gallery will be filled with art and fine crafts once again through the holiday season. This juried exhibition will feature twenty-eight regional artists whose work represents a wide variety of media and styles. This holiday season show has become a tradition at Town Hall Theater and features unique and affordable works available for immediate purchase. The exhibit starts off with an opening reception on Friday, November 15 from 5-7 pm, and continues through December 31, 2013.
August 15 - September 1, 2013
Photographs of the Opera Company of Middlebury's first decade.Featuring stunning photographs taken by Ernie Longey and Max Kraus. The exhibition coincides with the Opera Company's 10th Anniversary celebration. PHOTO: Ernie Longey’s photo of the 2004 Opera Company of Middlebury production of Carmen.
Champlain Valley Scenes and Places
Artwork by Jennifer Steele Cole
July 12 - August 11, 2013The Charlotte artist, illustrator and model maker uses her skill at architectural rendering along with an artist’s sensitivity to texture and color as she creates paintings and drawings that capture the agrarian landscape of Vermont.
Fran Bull: Sound & Color
May 24 - July 6, 2013Double Portraits: Great opera singers in their signature roles Intrigued with the visual transformation singing artists undergo in the performance of their roles, Fran Bull’s Double Portraits are an attempt to portray both the singer and the role being enacted. Arias From the Artist’s Notebook: Lyrics for the Fools we are. Bull imagines mini-operas in which an odd array of characters recite the quizzical words that have surfaced over a number of years in her artist’s sketchbooks. The pieces began as a series of small collages and were photographed and enlarged by the great photographer, Don Ross. Photo: Olga Borodina as AMNERIS, acrylic on handmade paper
Don Ross "Photographing Quarries"
April 5 – May 3, 2013Don Ross has been photographing in Vermont quarries for two decades. His work is exhibited widely and is held in numerous private and public collections, including The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Featuring some of his most recent work, the Jackson Gallery exhibition includes a selection of large scale prints of quarry perspectives accessible only in winter. Also included is a cross section of images created over the last 20 years, including black and white images from the 90’s. Photo: Quarry Detail, Websterville, VT
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