The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce, Made in Vermont, a group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists to be held in its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Arista Alanis, Steve Budington, Clark Derbes, Jason Galligan-Baldwin and Sarah Letteney, this show spotlights artists who live and work in Vermont. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by American artist Richard Artschwager at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Artschwager was an American painter, sculptor and draftsman. Although he has been associated with Pop Art, Conceptual Art, Minimalism and Photorealism, he is best known for forging a path of stylistic independence. Artschwager’s work confounds our expectations of the ordinary through a heterogeneous body of whimsical work that references everyday objects, symbols, people and places, and is often made from unconventional and industrial materials. This exhibition will include approximately forty paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the Hall Collection that span Artschwager’s career from 1964 to 2011. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition by British-born American artist Malcolm Morley at its galleries in Reading, Vermont. Hailed internationally as a pioneering figure of his generation, Morley was a founder of Super-Realism, which developed as a counterpoint to Pop Art in the 1960s. He is also remembered as an artist who deliberately broke away from the stylistic innovations which brought him this initial fame. Over a career spanning sixty years, Morley’s practice continually evolved, his paintings becoming ever more colorful, expressive and distinctive. This exhibition includes approximately 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper created between 1964 and 2016 from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. On view from 11 May through 1 December 2019. Appointments available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sa–Su. $10 pp. First Friday of every month, 5–8 p.m., free without a guide.
Kicking off the fall season on September 21 -22, 2019 from 10AM-4PM, is the 45th annual Chester VT Fall Craft Festival. Hundreds of people converge on the Green in Chester, VT. One of the “Most Beautiful Villages in New England” offers an opportunity for visitors to explore unique handmade crafts offered by over 60 artists lining the Green. Handmade crafts include wood products, glass, jewelry, photography, watercolors, fiber arts, paper arts, pottery, quilts, soaps and more! Discover the Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn, stroll through the quaint stone village, and sample a wide variety of interesting food. Midday music is provided by Vermont musicians. Sponsored by the Chester Rotary Club, the Festival is a hallmark of the beginning of fall in this quintessential New England village.
On Sunday, September 22nd, Harpoon Brewery invites runners to kick off leaf peeping season by joining its first ever Flannel 5K, a scenic, foliage filled road race, starting and ending at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT. After the race, runners can enjoy a flannel-themed party with fresh beer, a light lunch provided by North Country Smokehouse, live music from the local band Hot Flannel, games and more. Net proceeds from the race will go to The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center (FNCCC) to raise funds for cancer research and patient care at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. This September marks the first official Harpoon Flannel 5K though Harpoon Brewery has hosted a fall-themed charity race at its Vermont brewery for 16 years, raising more than $240,000 for the center to date.