Community Programs

Upcoming events are listed below by date.

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Art for Kids

Art Lab

ART STOP!

CAOS (Community Arts Open Studio)

Group / School Visits

Mudroom

Public Art Projects

Senior Art Class

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Apr
28
Fri
2017
Procter, Fredericks, Montroy
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 5-7pm

Exhibiting Artists

Stephen Procter

Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry & Clifford B. West Gallery

Stephen Procter, of Brattleboro, VT, is primarily a self-taught artist.  He first encountered clay
watching his young daughter throwing in a children’s class and this intrigue led to an introductory
class.  Procter’s formal training and earlier career in music greatly influenced his early years working
in clay. A trip to North Carolina in 2007 initiated a turning point and in 2009, Procter established his
own studio and began his professional pursuit of pottery.

Recent exhibitions include shows at the Simon Pearce Gallery in Quechee, VT; the Blithewold
Mansion & Arboretum in Bristol, RI; and Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro, VT.  Procter has
received several grants and awards for his work including a 2015 Vermont Arts Council Artist
Development Grant and an artist scholarship to attend the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

For his exhibition at AVA, Procter will show both medium and large-scale stoneware forms.
Procter states: “My work reflects my fascination with large ceramic forms.  A good large vessel has
the potential to touch those who come into its presence, and viewers often are moved to touch in
return. Whenever I see people stroke, hug, or sing into my pots (as they often do!), I feel satisfied that
something has been awakened, a connection has been made, and the piece is doing its work.”

 

Janet Fredericks

E.N. Wennbery Gallery

Janet Fredericks has lived and worked in Lincoln, VT for over twenty years.  She is the
recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including a Bertek Fellowship from the Vermont
Council on the Arts; a Works on Paper Fellowship from the New England Foundation for the Arts;
and The Middlebury College Friends of the Art Museum Award for Distinction in the Visual Arts.
Recent exhibitions include shows at the Vermont Arts Council in Montpelier, VT; the Furchgott
Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, VT; and West Branch Gallery in Stowe, VT.

For her exhibition at AVA, Fredericks will show works from her anthill series. Fredericks
states: “For me, the anthill brings forth the archetypal image of the mound, seemingly imprinted in
my imagination and calling to mind mountain, city, hill town, civilization. In response, I draw and
redraw, allowing my imagination to explore the surface, the atmosphere above, its hidden interior,
and what lies below.”

 

Joseph Montroy

Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery

Joseph Montroy received a MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and a
BA from SUNY Potsdam in New York. His sculpture and jewelry is shown though the central and
eastern US and recent exhibitions include shows at the Chester F. Sidell Gallery in Lawrence, MA; the
Currier Museum in Manchester, NH; and the Peabody Institute in Danvers, MA.  Montroy has
received numerous awards and commissions and frequently gives metal casting demonstrations.

Montroy teaches as an adjunct professor at the New Hampshire Technical Institute and New
Hampshire Institute of Art, and offers workshops at several art centers across the northeast.

For his exhibition at AVA, Montroy will show sculpture and jewelry. Montroy states, “I am
intrigued by how we have meaningful relationships to objects small in size but not in significance. I
am inspired by prehistorical artifacts, how they became imbued with meaning, and acquired value,
spiritual essence, ritual significance, and contain meanings beyond their materiality.”

May
3
Wed
2017
Exhibition of Prints by Judy Lampe and Nancy Wightman @ The Quechee Club @ The Quechee Club
May 3 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 6 @ 5:00 am

Exhibition of Prints by Judy Lampe and Nancy Wightman

On view through July 5, 2017 at The Quechee Club in Quechee, VT

Meet the Artists TBA

 

Jul
14
Fri
2017
2017 Juried Exhibition
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 5-7pm

 

Sponsored by:

Ledyard National Bank

 

Aug
5
Sat
2017
AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills: A Celebration of Upper Valley Artists @ Pompanoosuc Mills Showroom
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm
AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills: A Celebration of Upper Valley Artists Opening Reception @ Pompanoosuc Mills Showroom
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
8
Fri
2017
Gordon
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7pm

 

Stephanie Gordon

Johnson Sisters Library (second floor)

Marks, Bleicken, Woods
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7pm

 

China Marks

Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry & Clifford B. West Gallery

 

Janet Hulings Bleicken

E.N.Wennberg Gallery

 

Leah Woods

Mayor Gallery

 

 

Gallery Talk :: China Marks
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
23
Sat
2017
Gallery Talk :: Leah Woods
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
30
Sat
2017
Gallery Talk :: Janet Hulings Bleicken
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm