Events & Exhibitions

Main Gallery Open

Time: Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and other days when Stone Valley is open for events.
Description: Current rotating exhibition on display for public viewing.
Cost: Free and open to the public

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Fall Open Studio Weekend  &  SVA Members Yard Sale (Saturday)

Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 14th & 15th, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

Stone Valley Arts members are invited to set up on the lawn at Fox Hill for Poultney Town -wide Yard Sale, Saturday, October 14. Sell art, art supplies and materials, or any stuff you no longer want and that someone else might use.

Space is free, but you must bring your own table and/or tent as needed. Donations to SVA are welcome if you have a successful day of sales. It is also Vermont Open Studio weekend. The SVA Gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm featuring “Homage” – works by SVA member artists that honor the work of an artistic predecessor. This curated exhibition seeks to explore the stylistic lineage embedded in the work of SVA member artists.

It’s a busy day in Poultney, so spend the day at SVA. See the art, sell your unwanted stuff, and have fun!


Member Show: all media HOMAGE

A Salute to You, Jean-Philippe!
Mareva Millarc

Jean-Philippe Dubuffet’s 1944 painting Jazz Band











Curator, Phil Whitman’s introduction to Homage:

Many artists value originality in their work. However, even the most innovative and unique artworks arise from the influence of other artists. This curated exhibition seeks to explore the stylistic lineage embedded in the work of SVA member artists.

We invited artists to submit work, in any media, that honors the work of an artistic predecessor. This might be the work of a world-famous historical artist or the work of a personal mentor. Photographs of these influential works will be displayed alongside each artist’s work, making the spirit of “homage” more visible.


Artist Mareva Millarc’s Statement:

A Salute to you, Jean Philippe!

 Jean Philippe Dubuffet (1901-1985) was an influential French painter and sculptor. He also excelled at assemblage, lithography and writing. Dubuffet was the founder of the Art Brut movement and distinguished it as: ‘’Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere.’

Jazz Band is one of the paintings that influenced the piece I am exhibiting in Homage.


Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Exhibit Dates: October 14 – December 9, 2017
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)


Bhakti Yoga Workshop with Prem Prakash

Workshop Date/time: Saturday, October 21st, 10:00am – 3:30pm

Prem Prakash is recognized by the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition as a “Yogi Raj,” a Master of Yoga and was given permission by Baba Hari Dass to teach others in 1990.

“Yoga is a precise science, a technology of changing consciousness requiring intuition, creativity and passion.” In this workshop we will explore with Prem the science and art of yoga and how practicing both aspects opens one to a world of wonder, healing and spiritual development.

Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion and love, is one of the main branches of yoga yet little known and appreciated in the west. Prem will offer a sensitive introduction to the devotional path in this workshop and students will include presentations in philosophy to enable one to appreciate the yogic paradigm of peace as well as helping one to develop an ongoing yoga and meditation practice. A traditional Ashtanga yoga class will be included as well as a Kirtan – song and music performed to heighten the spiritual awakening – and a vegetarian lunch.


10:00 – 11:00am Introductory discussion
11:00 – 12:00pm Yoga asana class
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Practicum
2:30 – 3:30 Kirtan (bring your instruments)

Cost including lunch: $30
Free for Green Mountain College students.

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764

Contact: Gary Schmidt at (802) 325-2603

Complete online registration HERE

 Make Payment HERE




Contemporary Dance Workshop in collaboration with Vermont Dance Alliance

Yvonne Brunot, photo Bruce Mount


Description: Stone Valley Arts and the Vermont Dance Alliance are hosting a contemporary Dance Workshop on Saturday Nov. 4th. We look forward to an exciting day of diverse contemporary dance technique and style classes with five master teachers. SVA and VDA join together to expand dance awareness and strengthen the dance community in Vermont.

9:30 – 10:45 am Beginner Turkish Style Belly Dance: with Yvonne Brunot
Always wanted to get to some of the “roots” of belly dance in America?  Come explore Danse Oriental, or Turkish Style belly dance and become acquainted with its unique charms and distinctive musical qualities.  Danse Oriental can be visually compelling: playful   and vivacious but also fiery and assertive. This class will focus on some of the basic body isolations, movements and musical rhythms that are featured elements of Danse Orientale. By the end of class, participants will have a basic knowledge base to build on for continued study of this style.

11:00 am -12:15 pm Contemporary Dance Fusion with Paula Higa
This class aims to awake the body to move within tempo, space, and rhythm. The class is built from technical exercises based on principles of early modern technique integrating corporal and musical knowledge present in our culture. If you like to move with great flow, challenging your own limits, and to the sound of upbeat music, you shouldn’t miss this class!

1:15 – 2:30 pm Bollywood Dance Gina Mammone Deibel
Bollywood is all about dance that is bold, dramatic and fun. The music is ultra high-energy and participants are encouraged to smile, express themselves and unleash the movie star within!  Inspired by the musical films of India, Bollywood dance is a dynamic blend of East and West, incorporating movements and influences as diverse as classical Indian dance, Bhangra and other South Asian folk traditions, jazz, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, and Arabic dance. Following an energetic full-body warmup, students will explore key elements of the style including foot rhythms, hand gestures (mudras), and expressive movement. Putting these pieces together, participants will learn a dance sequence adapted from a Bollywood film. It’s a non-stop Bollywood dance party! Be sure to bring a pair of clean sneakers and a water bottle.

2:45 – 4 :00 pmTechnique, Improvisation & Composition Masterclass with Hanna Satterlee
Come enjoy a collective group experience of training and evolving physically- through use of classic contemporary dance technique, fused with improvisation, composition and play.

4:15 – 5:30 pm “Soul Training” Contemporary Dance fused w/ urban dances. w/ Eugenia Silveira Chirimini 


Special emphasis in promoting physical workout and choreographic narrative in response to a Dj-LiveSet playing instrumental music, which fuses different styles such as Hip-Hop, House, Afro-house and Funk. As the variety of different rhythms may prompt different moods, these moods can consequently vehicle to talk about different emotions and feeling. To that extent, Soul Training establishes nurturing be a environments where dancers –amateurs and professionals- will have the chance to dig, understand and discover new techniques in direct response to their sensations and passions triggered by different musical exposures. Soul Training touches its participants not only in a physical level, but reaching the inner self of each individual from head to toes, in and out.

Click HERE to register for this workshop

Make Payment HERE


The North Wind Quintet 

Date/time: Sunday, November 5th  2:00 pm 
Featuring members of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra: 
Sandy Duling – Flute
Nancy Luzer – Oboe
Bill Wheeler – Clarinet
Nan Dubin – Bassoon
Richard Dodd – French Horn
Will be performing a mix of classical works by Brahams, Mozart, Bach and Handel along with popular favorites.
Cost: Free will donation

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764


American Music Program


Date/time:Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm

This program will present a variety of music styles that are
unique to America including Bluegrass, Jazz , Broadway and
Classical. The music will be performed live with a variety of
ensembles and soloists from the local area.
Cost: Free will donation

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764



Shakespeare on Main Street presents “A Christmas Carol”

Date: Friday, December 1st
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)
More information coming soon!

Member Holiday Art Show and Gala Fundraiser

Date: December 4th
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)
More information coming soon!