Additional Holiday Hours:
Sundays, December 13 & 20, 12noon–4pm
Mondays, December 7, 14 & 21, 11am–5pm
Thursday, December 24, 11am–3pm
AVA wishes to thank Hutchens Media for sponsoring the 2015 Holiday Sale and Exhibition.
Please join us for AVA’s annual Open House.
Visitors are invited to watch artist demonstrations, learn about AVA’s “green” building, meet with AVA faculty members and enjoy unique glimpses into working artists’ studios.
AVA’s Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale will also be on display, featuring artwork in a rich variety of media, and our popular Community Art Open Studio (CAOS) will be free that day.
There will be light refreshments as well as live music—we hope to see you here!
Poster art: Follow Your Heart by Dave Laro
Food from Caribbean Cooking, Caroline & Balvin Borlen
Beverages by Brocklebank Craft Brewery
Music by Never Too Late
Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry
Robert Morgan–Large Watercolors
Clifford B. West Gallery
Everett Webber–The Anatomy of a Series: Hiding in Plain Sight
E.N. Wennberg Gallery
Sabra Field–Recent Work
Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery
Mark Lennon–Abstract Color
Johnson Sisters Library
Performance artist Marina Abramovic has been redefining art for nearly 40 years. Using her body as vehicle, she creates performances that challenge, shock and move us. This documentary is a mesmerizing journey into the world of radical performance, and an intimate portrait of an artist who draws no distinction between art and life.
This award-winning film depicts the magical relationship between art and nature while painting a visually intoxicating portrait of renowned Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy. The film follows Goldsworthy all over the world as he demonstrates his unique creative process, constructing painstakingly intricate works made entirely of materials found in nature.
(In Spring 2016, AVA plans to offer a bus trip to Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY, where Andy Goldsworthy’s Storm King Wall—a 2,278-foot long stone wall—was created over a two-year period.)
Artists have been exploring film as a medium of expression since the dawn of cinema. The techniques and artistic concerns of experimental short-form films and digital video are distinct from mainstream cinema, and this program will explore why and how. Films by historically important avant-garde filmmakers will be shown, as well as contemporary experimentalists, including award-winning filmmaker and Dartmouth College professor Jodie Mack. Several of the featured filmmakers will be present to discuss their work.
The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field
Free /AVA members; $10 /non-members
In conjunction with noted printmaker Sabra Field’s exhibition at AVA, on display from January 8 to February 5, 2016, we are honored to present an evening of two films on this local artist of national and international renown.
Created by filmmaker Bill Phillips, a Dartmouth professor and a well-known Hollywood screen-writer, the evening will feature two 57-minute long films, Sabra –the Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field and Bonus Section, which focuses on a number of the print series that the artist has created over the years. One such series is the Pandora Suite, which will be on display at AVA.
Phillips, who has known Fields since the late 1960s, followed the artists for three years, in her studio in East Barnard, Vermont as well as on other locations in the state, and on trips to Hawaii, Maine and Italy. The film Sabra—The Life & Work of Sabra Field premiered at Dartmouth in winter 2015. It features around 190 of the artist’s images, of which 75 are juxtaposed with photographs that Phillips took of the scenes that inspired the prints.
Sabra will be followed by the so-called Bonus Section, to be shown after an interval with opportunities to savor refreshments, engage in lively conversations, and to look more closely at Sabra Field’s work on display in the Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery. The Bonus Section includes a 16-minute long section where Field demonstrates in minute detail what goes into the printmaking process.