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Ekphrastic Poetry Reading  (Poems in response to art)

When : Sunday,  November 19 at 2:00 pm

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

Poets have been invited to write a poem inspired by one of the many works of art currently on display in the SVA gallery. Homage is an exciting exhibition of visual art in various mediums produced by SVA member artists. The reading will move around the gallery so that you can view each piece of art while listening to the poems. The works of art, the accompanying artist statements, and the poems will reveal some shared and also some unique insights into the artistic process and inspiration in both visual and literary arts.

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.”

This event is FREE and everyone is welcome!

 

 

 

Creative Movement for Children ages 4-6

Dates/ time: Mondays, 4:00-4:45pm,
First session: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, and 16.
(Note: No creative movement on Oct 23)
Second session: October 30, November 6, 13, 20

Celebrate your child’s natural ability to move in an expressive way through our creative movement classes!

Students are introduced to age appropriate stretches, coordination, and explore rhythm, space and imagination, while learning basic dance elements. Through creative movement classes, children develop body awareness and control, and learn how to put movements together, solve simple movement problems, and come to understand that dance-making can express their feelings and ideas.

Cost: $25 per 5 week session ( + one time registration fee $10).
Contact: Kris Jacoby- Stevenson at oldgatesfarm@gmail.com

 

 

Photo by George Bouret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen/ Adult Jazz & Tap – moving to Saturdays! 

Date/time: Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:45 pm, last Thursday class on 10/19, then this class moves to Saturdays, 11:00-12:15, Oct. 28Nov. 11, –Finished for the season. 
Cost: Drop-in rates only: $10 for SVA members / $12  non-members
Contact: Erika Schmidt at elschmidt1@vermontel.net

 

Stone Valley Men’s Choir

Date/time: Rehearsals Thursday evenings, September 14th – November 9th at 7:00pm.  
Description: Stone Valley Arts community center in Poultney welcomes interested local townsmen to join the Stone Valley Men’s Choir. Pianist/composer/conductor Gary Schmidt will be music director and plans to choose music ranging in many different styles. “Come join the SVA Men’s Choir” says Gary “and let’s re-ignite the Stone Valley area’s past, by singing today. Previous participation in choirs and reading music is not required as long as you can carry a tune, and want to have some fun!”  
Contact: Gary at (802) 325-2603

 

SVA Jazz Ensemble

Dates/time: Mondays, 7:oo – 8:30 pm,
Description: Led by Gary Schmidt
Cost: Freewill donation to Stone Valley Arts
Contact: Gary Schmidt at (802) 325-2603

Modern Dance / Intermediate 

Date/time: Fridays, 5:30 – 6:45pm, 
Cost: $10 SVA member and $12 non member drop in.
Contact: Erika at elschmidt1@vermontel.net

Teen/ Adult Ballet

Date/time: Saturdays, through November 18, 9:30-11 :00 am. Finished for the season at Fox Hill. Contact Molly about possible classes elsewhere this winter.
(No class on Saturday October 7) 
Cost: $14 per class. Taught by Molly Hanson.
Contact: Molly at molly.hanson@greenmtn.edu

Complete online Registration HERE

Make payment HERE

 

Teen/ Adult Jazz & Tap – moving from Thursdays to Saturdays!

Date/time: Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:45 pm, last Thursday class on 10/19, then this class moves to Saturdays, 11:00-12:15, Oct. 28Nov. 11
Cost: Drop-in rates only: $10 for SVA members / $12  non-members
Contact: Erika Schmidt at elschmidt1@vermontel.net

 

Photo by George Bouret

Modern Dance Advanced/Beginners

Date/time: Sundays, September 17 – October 29, 9:30-10:45am.  
Cost: $10 member and $12 non member.
Contact: Erika at elschmidt1@vermontel.net

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.

Contact person: Erika Schmidt 802 325 2603
Cost:  $15 per class or $50 for the whole day (includes light lunch)

 
 

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 Concert

Longlake, pixabay.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date/time: Sunday, November 12 at 3:00pm

Stone Valley Arts will present the first in a series of concerts of American Music.
The music of the United States reflects a diverse and large range of styles that spans
over hundreds of years. This first concert will present music of some very important
American composers including Charles Ives, Amy Beach, George Gershwin, Arron
Copland, Scott Joplin, Rogers and Hammerstein and Steve Reich. The concert will feature
local classical musicians, jazz musicians, vocalists and swing dancers and will spotlight
some of the activities that are part of SVA’s ongoing programs.
 
For more information call (802) 325-2603
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764

 

 

Mask Making, for Children Kindergarten-6th grade – cancelled 

Dates/time: Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm,
October 30, November 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Description: In this class we will be discovering the art of mask making. We will learn about the cultures and stories behind masks. We will make our own masks using different techniques. We will enjoy the process of making with papier-mâché, fabric, paper, and felt.
Cost: $60, materials included. Full and partial scholarships are available.
Contact: Sarah at sarahhutton4@hotmail.com

 

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.

 

Schedule:
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

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

Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 14th & 15th, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: 
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!

 

Exploring Portraits, for Children Kindergarten-6th grade

Dates/ time: Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm,
September 18, 25, October 2, 9 and 16.
Description: In this class we will be creating different self portraits.  Some realistic, some abstract and some whimsical.  We will be learning about proportions, blind contour, space and shape.  We will also be learning about different artist and their self portraits.
Cost: $60, materials included.
Contact: Sarah at sarahhutton4@hotmail.com

Complete online registration HERE

Make payment HERE

Global Postal Art, Curated by Tara Verheide

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Forum: Sunday, September 10th, 2017,  3:00 – 5:00pm

Exhibit Dates: September 9 – October 1, 2017
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

Mail Art, or Postal Art is simply art sent via snail-mail or the postal system. The mailed art-work may be a personal correspondence between two artists which once received might be catalogued, blogged, exhibited or added to the receiver’s mail-art archives. It might be passed onto someone else to be added to and sent along down the line. It may be made into a “Zine”, or placed in an “Assemblage Box” with other works of mail art, and then returned to all contributors. Perhaps it will be cut up, repurposed or re-collaged. Hopefully it is not disregarded or disposed of. Frequently it will be answered in kind, but there is no guarantee. Mail Art is a gamble, a game of chance where the only rule is that there are no rules. Place a stamp on it and away it goes, where it stops, nobody knows.

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-history-mail-art-cleopatra-miranda-july

 

Dance MediaMix #3

Vital Spark North, photography George Bouret

Performance Date/time: Friday, September 29th & Saturday, September 30th, 7:30pm

Featuring: 
Dances Orientale performed by Yvonne Brunot

Voice and Vessel  performed by Hanna Satterlee (Friday night only)

Blue Rewind performed by  PH Dance and ErS  Artistic Director, Paula Higa (Saturday night only)

Suite Sweet  performed by Vital Spark North Artistic Director, Erika Schmidt

Yvonne’s opening veil dance is of Turkish and American influence blended into a modern style and the 2nd dance is based on the performance style of the Ottoman Köçhek dancers.

Hanna’s performance of Voice and Vessel is a moving tableau of sound and dance with a flexible performance structure.

Paula Higa will present an excerpt of Blue Rewind with her new Vermont based dance company. The piece was recently performed at UVM.

Vital Spark North will present  suite sweet  a performance in four parts. Artistic director, Erika Schmidt creates multidisciplinary live performance  through the notion that it is a living and breathing organization of signs and symbols where the conceptual and physical coincide with equal purpose and intensity. Suite sweet speaks to disparity and resilience, to humor and to dance as historical translation.

Tickets: $10 (seating is limited)

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

Contact person: Erika Schmidt, elschmidt1@vermontel.net

Ballet for Children ages 7-10 – Cancelled

Dates/time: Mondays, 5:00- 6:00 pm,
Must register by September 5th.
1st session Sept. 11 – Oct. 16 (no class on Oct. 9),
2nd session Oct. 23 – Nov. 13.
Cost: $50 for Session 1, and $40 for Session 2 (+ one time registration fee $10).
Contact: molly.hanson@greenmtn.edu

 

George Bouret Photography: architecture, landscape & people

photo of woman holding big bouquet of flowers in front of her face

Photo by George Bouret

Opening Reception with live jazz and light refreshments: Saturday, August 5, 2017,  6:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibit Dates: August 4 – September 3, 2017
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

George Bouret’s show of original photography will feature:

Portraits of people, individuals and families posing (sometimes in costume)  in front of a painted backdrop, taken at Vermont art fairs since 2006. Photo documentaries of Architecture  that range from classic interiors, to one of a kind shops to historic bridges. Panoramic Landscapes from  New England, the south west and Alaska.

 Artist statement

Inspired to take pictures on my adventures wile camping as small  child with my family in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I began taking pictures with my parents 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ Kodak Brownie.

In my teens I progressed to a single lens reflex camera and documenting my adventures on Kodachrome. In my twenties I enrolled in New England School of Photography and soon had my first commercial job. A couple years later I moved to the White Mts for a stint as an Inn Keeper.  Then, back to Boston to attend and graduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 1999. I’ve been part of the Southern Vermont arts community since 2000.

I enjoy my life and living as a commercial and fine art photographer. Still inspired by the mountains, I’m also blessed by the people in the different community circles witch I’m connected to.

George Bouret

String Trio Concert

Date/Time: Sunday, August 6th, 2:00 – 3:00pm 
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)
Trio members are Olya Hopkins on Violin I, Roxanne Ramah on Violin II, and Marina Smakhtina on Cello from the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra, a community orchestra which performs every spring and fall in Addison County and Rutland County, under the direction of Matt LaRocca.
Program to include:
String Trio in G Minor – Alexander Borodin
Trio Sonata in G Minor – RV 81 – Antonio Vivaldi
Airs and Graces – a nice collection of gems of the Baroque era by composers Charles and Samuel Wesley, J.H. Roman, Thomas Arne, W.H. Bird, and Pachelbel.

 

Harry Drum Trio Jazz Concert

Date: Sunday, Aug. 27th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Description: Jazz concert with the “Harry Drum Trio”  Harry Drum on sax, Gary Schmidt on piano and Ron White on Bass playing jazz standards and original tunes by Gary Schmidt.

Local musician Dave Mackenzie, on trumpet, will be guest soloist with the trio.

Refreshments will be available during concert
Cost: Free will donation
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

 

Photo: Gary Schmidt and Harry Drum

 

African Drumming

Dates: August 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Description: Led by Gary Meitrott

Enter the evocative world of ethnic hand percussion where you create rhythmic alchemy with your hands. Take perhaps the simplest instrument, the drum and by definition turn it into one of the most complex instruments by learning to play in an ethnic style. It will take patience, and concentration to enter into another culture’s way of being. Gary Meitrott, a student of ethnic styles of percussion for over 30 years will be your impassioned guide to studying the West African djembe. Come enjoy laugh and be stretched to learn the technique, rhythms, and most importantly the feeling of creating a harmonic community making beautiful music together.

 

Cost: $75 (Full or partial scholarships available. Contact Gary Meitrott for details .)
Drum for class will be provided, no experience necessary.

Contact: garymeitrott@vermontel.net

Complete online registration form HERE

Make payment HERE

 

 

Creative Movement for Children Ages 4-6 and 7-10 (Session 2)

Dates: July 17 – August 21
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Description: Taught by Kristen Whitman and Kris Jacoby-Stevenson

Celebrate your child’s natural ability to move in an expressive way through our creative movement classes!

Students are introduced to age appropriate stretches, coordination, and explore rhythm, space and imagination, while learning basic dance elements. Through creative movement classes, children develop body awareness and control, and learn how to put movements together, solve simple movement problems, and come to understand that dance-making can express their feelings and ideas.
Cost: Registration fee $10 + $5 per class

Drop ins welcome!

Complete online registration form HERE

Make payment HERE

 

Drawing Community Together, a 5-week workshop (Ages 12+)

Dates: June 17 and 24, July 1, 8 and 15
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Dick Weis: (802) 353-0940, otherweis@shoreham.net

First meeting location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney), in the main gallery
Cost: Non-members: $60, includes basic supplies. Members: $54. Minimum of 6 students.

Description: Join Dick Weis with sketchpad, drawing board, pencil, pen, and ink on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: June 17 and 24, July 1, 8 and 15. Learn observational drawing skills while looking at the community with fresh eyes. Dick is a veteran drawing teacher who can help you regardless of your skill level. Paper and drawing boards available or bring your own.

Please register in advance so adequate materials can be made available.

SVA Jazz Ensemble

Dates: May 15 – July 31
Time: 7:oo pm – 8:30pm
Description: Led by Gary Schmidt
Location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)
Cost: Freewill donation to Stone Valley Arts

SloFlo Yoga with Brooke Hughes-Muse Summer 2017

SloFlo Yoga with Brooke Hughes-Muse (Session 1)

Dates: 6-week session beginning May 16
May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Description: Taught by Brooke Hughes-Muse, RYT. Slow flow yoga is a meditative flow that practices slowing down by using a slow steady breath, holding postures, transitioning smoothly, and opening gently and mindfully with the ability to move deeper into one’s body and self. Great for all levels. Limited number of mats and props available for use.
Location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)
Cost: 6-week session. Members: $54 ($9 per class), Non-Members: $60 ($10 per class)
Drop-in class: Members: $11, Non-Members: $12

Please contact Brooke Hughes-Muse at treesongvt@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

SloFlo Yoga with Brooke Hughes-Muse (Session 2)


Dates: 4-week session beginning June 27

June 27, (no class July 4) July 11, 18, and 25
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Description: Taught by Brooke Hughes-Muse, RYT. Slow flow yoga is a meditative flow that practices slowing down by using a slow steady breath, holding postures, transitioning smoothly, and opening gently and mindfully with the ability to move deeper into one’s body and self. Great for all levels. Limited number of mats and props available for use.
Location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)
Cost: 4-week session. Members: $36 ($9 per class), Non-Members: $40 ($10 per class)
Drop-in class: Members: $11, Non-Members: $12

Please contact Brooke Hughes-Muse at treesongvt@gmail.com with any questions.

Complete registration form online HERE

Make payment HERE

 

Creative Movement for Children Summer 2017

Creative Movement for Children Ages 4-6 (Session 1)
Dates: June 5 – June 26

Time: 4:oopm – 4:45pm
Description: Taught by Kristen Whitman and Kris Jacoby-Stevenson.

Celebrate your child’s natural ability to move in an expressive way through our creative movement classes!

Students are introduced to age appropriate stretches, coordination, and explore rhythm, space and imagination, while learning basic dance elements. Through creative movement classes, children develop body awareness and control, and learn how to put movements together, solve simple movement problems, and come to understand that dance-making can express their feelings and ideas.
Location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)
Cost: Registration fee $10 + $5 per class. Scholarships Available

Complete online registration form HERE

Make payment HERE

Creative Movement for Children Ages 7-10 (Session 1)
Dates: June 5 – June 26

Time: 4:50pm – 5:50pm
Description: Taught by Kristen Whitman and Kris Jacoby-Stevenson

Celebrate your child’s natural ability to move in an expressive way through our creative movement classes!

Students are introduced to age appropriate stretches, coordination, and explore rhythm, space and imagination, while learning basic dance elements. Through creative movement classes, children develop body awareness and control, and learn how to put movements together, solve simple movement problems, and come to understand that dance-making can express their feelings and ideas.
Location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)
Cost: Registration fee $10 + $5 per class Scholarships Available

Complete online registration form HERE

Make payment HERE

 

“Connection” Exhibit

“Seeing Red” by Heidi Bagley

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 17 – July 30, 2017
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

Description:

CONNECTION is an exciting exhibition of visual art in various mediums produced by more than 20 regional artists.  Each of these artists responded to an open call asking for submissions that considered the multiple and layered meanings of the word “connection.” A connection could be a physical link, one piece joining to another. A connection could be an emotional link, a heartfelt attachment to something. A connection could be a conceptual link, a thought merging with a network of ideas. Through the process of installation in the shared space of the gallery, these disparate artworks now form new connections among one another.

An opening reception for CONNECTION will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available; however, Stone Valley Arts encourages visitors to attend the farm to table supper, “Flavors of the Farm,” later that day at 6:00 pm on the Green in East Poultney.

The exhibit will be open Sunday afternoons 1:00 – 4:00 pm during the run of the exhibit, and a special Poetry Reading will occur on July 16 in connection to CONNECTION (See event details below).

 

The Story of the Little Mouse 

Howard Banow sings a story!

Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm (Free and open to the public)
Location:
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764

Performance: Howard Banow will perform a Cheyenne Native American tale about how to grow… bigger and upward. It is based on the teachings of the medicine wheel, how the cardinal points of north, south, east and west become the guiding stars for a life’s journey. The story is meant for “children of all ages”. It requires our innocence and trust to receive its gifts. Howard is a spiritual troubadour and meditation practitioner, and SVA member who will use his original songs, and love for this fable to share, as best he can, the magic of the journey of Little Mouse.

 

Ekphrastic* Poetry Reading

*In response to art

Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm   (Free and open to the public)
Location:
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764

Poetry Reading hosted by David Mook: Poets! You are invited to write a poem inspired by one of the many works of art currently on display in the gallery show, CONNECTION, an exciting exhibition of visual art in various mediums produced by more than 20 regional artists. Each of these artists responded to an open call asking for submissions that considered the multiple and layered meanings of the word “connection.” A connection could be a physical link, one piece joining to another. A connection could be an emotional link, a heartfelt attachment to something. A connection could be a conceptual link, a thought merging with a network of ideas. Through the process of installation in the shared space of the gallery, these disparate artworks now form new connections among one another.

The reading will move around the gallery so that you can view each piece of art while listening to the crafted poem, and perhaps realize even more new connections between visual art and poetry. Come connect + listen.

Drawing Community Together, a 5-week workshop (Ages 12+)

Dates: June 17 and 24, July 1, 8 and 15
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Dick Weis: (802) 353-0940, otherweis@shoreham.net

First meeting location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney), in the main gallery
Cost: Non-members: $60, includes basic supplies. Members: $54. Minimum of 6 students.

Description: Join Dick Weis with sketchpad, drawing board, pencil, pen, and ink on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: June 17 and 24, July 1, 8 and 15. Learn observational drawing skills while looking at the community with fresh eyes. Dick is a veteran drawing teacher who can help you regardless of your skill level. Paper and drawing boards available or bring your own.

Please register in advance so adequate materials can be made available.

Audubon Exhibition

Opening Reception: May 26, 2017 5-8pm
Date:
May 26 – June 11, 2017
Location: 
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

Open Gallery
In conjunction with Spring Open Studio Weekend
Saturday, May 27: 10am – 5pm

Sunday, May 28: 10am – 5pm

Saturday, June 3: 1-4pm
Sunday,  June 4: 1-4pm
Saturday, June 10: 1-4pm
Sunday, June 11: 1-4pm

Children’s Art Class: Meet Matisse (Session 2: 5 weeks)

Dates: May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Description: Grades K-6th. Taught by Sarah Elworthy
In this class we will be learning about the life and work of Henri Matisse.  We will explore his paintings and cutout techniques. We will create our own original artwork in a similar style.  We will focus on making our own paintings with bold colors and “painting with scissors” as we create collage pieces.
Location: Stone Valley Arts (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)
Cost: $60. materials included Scholarships Available

Children’s Art & Yoga Workshop (Grades K – 6)

Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Description: Taught by Sarah Elworthy & Gaby Goldberg
Cost: $60, includes all materials Scholarships Available

Registration Form

Pay Here

Please bring lunch and wear clothes are loose and comfortable and can get messy!
Come join us for a morning filled with explorations in movement, mandala making, and introduction to Batik
In this half day workshop your child will enjoy:

  • Lessons in the ancient art of Batik. They will learn about traditional tools of batik and spend their time with us creating their own piece of art using hot wax as a resist and a dye vat to transform their fabric.
  • Painting a mandala
  • 2 yoga lessons filled with music and fun

Make and Flow: Batik and Yoga (Adult workshop)

Date: June 18, 2017
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Description: Taught by Sarah Elworthy & Gaby Goldberg
Cost: $125, including all materials (SVA members receive 10% discount: $112.50).

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Please bring a yoga mat, lunch and an apron.

Yoga will allow you to move your body and clear your mind in between sessions.  The practice will support your flow of creative energy by addressing areas of stiffness or tension and will connect you with the parts of yourself where creativity flows from.  Expect to move into a space of presence and awareness that deeply supports your learning and creative process.

During our one day workshop we will…

  • Learn about the Indonesian art of Batik
  • Experiment with traditional tools to apply wax to fabric, such as, tjanting and tjaps  We will also use non- traditional brush work.
  • Dye our pieces of fabric multiples times through out the afternoon while using the resist technique to create multicolored batiks
  • Enjoy 2 yoga lessons (approx 45 minutes and 1 1/2 hours) in between batik lessons.

At the completion of afternoon together we will be relaxed, refreshed and have an understanding of the basic techniques of Batik and a few new pieces of artwork! This class is open to all skill levels, no experience necessary. Beginners welcome!

Gaby Goldberg
Gaby has been teaching yoga since 2007.
Gaby is passionate about reconnecting people to the truest aspects of themselves. Yoga is the modality that has led her closest to this, offering deep, lasting healing and the ability to embrace ones whole self. Knowing and understanding the potentiality that exists within each practitioner has empowered Gaby to create and hold space that not only plants seeds of transformation, but supports the cultivation and growth of the individual. She offers yoga experiences that gently open the practitioner to the art of listening and seeing, integral skills for moving through the world with clarity and steadiness. Gaby’s teaching passions include gentle and restorative yoga, pranayama, mantra, and core yoga. These practices bring us to life! She looks forward to connecting, sharing, and supporting your process of learning and self-inquiry. She has lead retreats in Costa Rica, Peru, Nicaragua and Mexico.

Sarah Elworthy
Sarah graduated from Green Mountain College with a B.A. in Fine Arts. Her focus was on Painting, Figure drawing and Batik. Sarah’s works have been shown in Burlington’s E-1 studio collective, The Art-Hop, The Daily Planet and The Red Square. In addition, her collections have been featured in Middlebury’s Vermont Folk Life Center, The Storm Cafe and Dorset’s Three Pears Gallery. Her work was also chosen for the artist’s profile in Burlington’s Seven Days. Sarah spent an internship at a Vermont gallery, teaching an after school and summer school program for elementary school students. Prior to starting her own family, Sarah spent time as a teacher at the New Leaf Montessori School. It was there that she designed and continued to develop art classes for children. Sarah’s love for making things by hand include her desire to stay in Vermont and to join her husband in owning Liberty Farm, an Organic Dairy Farm in Poultney, Vt. They started their own family in 2010. Since then, Sarah has been designing and selling puppets and children’s batik clothing, teaching children’s art classes at Stone Valley arts, and feeding cows.

ART INSIGHT with Dick Weis

The last Sunday of the month… Jan. 29thFeb. 26thMar. 26th,  April 30th,  (CHANGE OF DATE from May 28->) June 4th
Time:3 – 5 p.m.
Description: ART INSIGHT is a monthly opportunity for visual artists at all levels, working in all media, to share work-in-progress, new work, and creative ideas.  This gathering, an opportunity for dialogue and shared critiques is being organized by Dick Weis, an artist with a long history of teaching, tutorials, workshops, and critiques with artists and art students both in the U.S. and abroad.
Location: The Meeting House, at the corner of College Street and Bentley Ave. in Poultney Vermont.
Contact: Dick Weis, otherweis@shoreham.net802 353-0940

Children’s Art Class: Artists and Their Animal Muses (Session 1: 5 weeks)

Dates: April 5, 12, 26 May 3, 10
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Description: Grades K-6th. Taught by Sarah Elworthy.
In this class we will be exploring artists and their animal inspiration.  Animals have been the subject matter of many influential pieces of art.   In each class during this Spring session we will be learning about the following artists great works and creating our own pieces in their style… Salvador Dali, The Elephants; Albrecht Durer, Hare; Henri Rousseau’s Jungle Paintings; Paul Klee, Cat and Bird; Marc Chagall, La Mariee. Contact Sarah Elworthy for questions/reservation: 802-855-1744, or sarahhutton4@hotmail.com.

Favorite Poem: Community Poetry Reading

All Are Invited

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2pm.
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)
You are invited to read or recite a favorite poem and tell why it is personally meaningful.  The only rule is that poems are NOT poems that you, your friends or relatives have written, but ones you have read, perhaps many times, and to which you feel a personal attachment.  This community poetry reading is modeled after former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s “Favorite Poem Project”.

Please submit the title and author of the poem you wish to present via email to davidmook@aol.com with “Favorite Poem” in the subject box, or mail to Stone Valley Arts P.O. Box 47, Poultney, VT 05764. Please submit the poem title and author before March 31, or just plan to come and enjoy hearing your friends and neighbors read their favorite poem.

 

Art Show Opening: Eugene Fairbanks and Eben Schumacher

Date: Saturday, April 15
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: 
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

Description: Show April 12 – May 14

Open Gallery
Sunday, April 16: Closed in Observation of Easter Holiday
Sunday, April 23: 1-4pm
Sunday, April 30: 1-4pm
Sunday, May 7: 1-4pm

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill is excited to announce it’s opening show with two modern artists Eugene Fairbanks and Eben Schumacher. The opening reception is Saturday, April 15 from 5pm-7pm. The show will be up until May 14.

Fairbanks paintings reflect a philosophical interpretation of his own visual and emotional reactions to the world. They pull together particles of thought and matter into organized compositions of balanced imagery and color. From their complicated beginnings, he attempts to project an ease and relaxed attitude with imagery, often a feeling of peacefulness and spiritual serenity. Perhaps “Romantic Realism” best describes his art. The series on display at SVA will center around painting of Fairbanks in casual scenes with iconic artists such as Cezanne, Pissarro, Picasso, and Warhol to name a few. These pieces are a stong body of work that hints at Fairbanks’ influences.

Eugene Fairbanks was born in West Pawlet, Vermont. His life has always centered on the arts, either as an art instructor or a working artist. While teaching and raising a family, he always tried to find time to keep his personal artistic directions in focus. After leaving the field of teaching, he continued to work for a publisher as an artist and writer and has illustrated many educational books. Recently Eugene has exhibited his art work in New York and Vermont galleries: The Slate Valley Museum, Edie’s Art on the Green, the Tilting at Windmills Gallery, and the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council where he was featured in the 2016 Master’s Show. He currently resides in Granville, New York, where he is inspired by the beauty of the natural forms and landscapes that surround him.

“Where Dragons Roam” is an art exhibition by Schumacher containing ceramic sculptures, oil paintings, writing, and music that together form a detailed and account of a fantastical world in which dragons have lived and evolved for ages. Pushing the limits of the media used, the work creates a visual, tactile, and conceptual experience that draws from fantasy elements while incorporating narrative and scientific observation and pushing the boundaries of the imagination.

Schumacher is a Vermont artist who recently graduated from Green Mountain College with a double Bachelor’s in Art and Philosophy. Drawing from a passion for fantasy and science-fiction films and literature, as well as philosophy and the natural sciences, Schumacher has been creating artwork for most of his life, experimenting with the fantastical and the surreal, and aiming to blur the line between what is real and what is imagined.

“Photographing Wildflowers” by Chuck Helfer

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm
Location:
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

Description: The end of April is the traditional time for local wildflowers to begin blooming and the time to pull out your camera.  Poultney resident and photographer Chuck Helfer will present a PowerPoint slide show about wildflower photography with an emphasis on local flowers. He will cover what makes a good flower photograph, equipment for close up photography, approaches to photographing flowers and a brief introduction to post processing.  Even if you are not interested in the how-to, come and enjoy Chuck’s flower images. This presentation is being coordinated with a Nature Conservancy wildflower photography workshop that Chuck will lead on Saturday, April 29. 

 


~ 2016 ~

 

The Painter’s Workshop (2 days)

Abstract Painting: Strengthening your Visual Language

Saturday, November 12, 2016 10am – 3pm (break for lunch from 12-1pm at area restaurants)

Sunday, November 13, 2016   1pm – 4 pm

Limited to five participants. Space will not be officially reserved until payment is received. 

Cost: $180 per person ($150.00 for Stone Valley Arts members)
Location: Weis Studio/ 3rd floor Journal Press Building (188 Main Street, Poultney, Vermont)
Instructor: Dick Weis

This two-day workshop will focus on the needs of intermediate and advanced painters who are exploring non-representational approaches to painting. The workshop will include exchanges of ideas and hands-on experiences aimed at helping each participant take their work to the next level. Topics will include development of expressive ideas, exploring and understanding compositional options, and enhanced use of materials and techniques.

Participants are asked to bring a work that is unresolved as well as a completed work.

Required Materials:

painting supplies, oil or acrylic
panel/ blank canvas/ heavy paper
NO turpentines or mineral spirits, please

For more information: Dick Weis  otherweis@shoreham.net   802 353-0940.

Poetry Salon

Time:  the four Wednesday evenings in February (1, 8,15,22) from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Description: This poetry “mini-course” is open to everyone with an interest in poetry. The emphasis will be on reading, discussing, and appreciating poems by famous (and not so famous) poets. We will explore the basic elements of the craft: sound, image, meaning, formal and organic structures, line breaks, endings — to name a few. There will also be opportunities to share and discuss some of your favorite poems.  And for those interested, we will write our own poems and share them with the group as well. All materials will be provided.
Location: the Meeting House, the recently renovated Victorian located at 348 Bentley Ave. Poultney, VT
Cost: Suggested donation to Stone Valley Arts is $60 ($40 for SVA members).

All are welcome! Please RSVP to  davidmook@aol.com, or call 802-884-8052 for more information.

Summer Ballroom Dancing

Description: Dance classes for those who love to dance. All levels. Singles & couples. Led by Irene Blackman

 

Yoga Foundations with Gary Schmidt

Beginning September 12
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Description:
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Cost:
For more information, contact Gary Schmidt at 802-325-2603

Poultney Community Jazz Jam Session with Gary Schmidt

Beginning September 12
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Description: Bring your instruments and join in the Jazz Jam.  Jazz standards will be the focus and also the chance to try out original tunes.
Location: Green Mountain College
Cost: SVA Membership or Freewill Donation

For more information, contact Gary Schmidt at 802-325-2603
 

College Night Hosted by Bianca Zanella & Meditation with Karl Ebert

Beginning September 13
Time: 7:30 – 10pm (ish)
Description: Meditative Mix: an unstructured time to meet friends outside of campus community, with options for yoga, quiet meditation, chanting meditation, or writing meditation, and social time with tea provided. Bring your own mug.
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Cost: Free with Student ID; or suggested donation $5
For more information, contact Bianca Zanella at zanellab@greenmtn.edu

Israeli Dance with Andi Wallach

CANCELLED

Children’s Multicultural Art Class with Sarah Elworthy

Beginning October 25 – November 22
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Description:  All children in Grades K-6 are welcome to attend!  Come join us for a class that will take us around the world! In this class we will be traveling through art to experience creating traditional art forms from other cultures. We will be reading stories and making work in various mediums to learn about other countries.

Our projects for this Fall class (and the country of origin) will include: Molas (fabric art), Costa Rica. Clay Cartouche, Egypt. Printed Adinkra Cloth, Africa. Batik wall hangings, Indonesia. Ink Painting, Japan.
Cost: $60 (covers all five sessions and includes all materials).  Scholarships are available.
Click here for the registration form
Click here to submit payment

Imaginative Ballet & Creative Movement with Molly Winslow Hanson. Ages 4-6

Beginning September 22
Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm
Description: This class will be for young children who want to enjoy the freedom and self-expression of creative movement.  This class will emphasize imaginative thinking and forms of expression, and help young dancers gain coordination, strength, and self-confidence.  Our goal will be to experience the many wonders of dance together.
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Cost:
For more information, contact Molly Winslow Hanson at molly.hanson@greenmtn.edu

Beginning Ballet with Molly Winslow Hanson. Ages 6-10

Beginning September 22
Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Description: This class will be a beginning ballet class for children with little or no prior dance training.  We will begin by building awareness of our bodies through stretching and strengthening.  We will use imaginative imagery to enter the magical realm of dance, and learn how to move through space.  We will continue into setting the basis for ballet technique by learning the different ballet positions and steps.  This class will introduce young dancers to the language of ballet, and the joys of expressive movement.
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Cost:
For more information, contact Molly Winslow Hanson at molly.hanson@greenmtn.edu

Shakti Belly Dance with Sarah Attig

Beginning August 4 – December 8
Time: 7:15 – 8:15pm
Description: Shakti Belly Dance is an improvisational form of dance whose moves are drawn from various cultures and traditions encountered on the Roma Gypsy Trail.  Founded at Green Mountain College by Susan Claxton, our tribal belly dance is where spirituality and feminine empowerment are embraced and encouraged in each and everyone participating.  We dance to improve self-esteem, self-acceptance, and to lift one another up through the recognition of beauty in ourselves and the world around us.  All levels of experience welcome!
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Cost:
For more information, contact Sarah Attig at attics@greenmtn.edu

Teen/Adult Intermediate Ballet Taught by Molly Winslow Hanson

Ongoing/ Every other week.  Beginning September 17.
Time: 9:30 – 10:45am
Description: This class will be a full ballet class focusing on developing the technique and musicality of dancers with some prior dance training, and who wish to continue growing as technicians and artists.  A full barre and center, going from plies through grande allegro, would be the basis of this class, with specific exercises tailored to the collective level of the dancers who participate every week.  At the barre, I will focus particularly on strengthening the dancers’ body alignment, quick thinking, precision of movement, and articulation, and in the center my focus will move towards strengthening dancers’ coordination, movement quality, artistry, musicality, and stamina.  This class will be a good challenge while also a fun opportunity for each dancer to find themselves as artists.

At the age of seventeen, Molly joined Ballet San Jose on scholarship as a trainee.  In this position, she danced with the main company during the day, and trained at the pre-professional school in the evenings.  She performed several pieces with both the main company and the trainee division, and was chosen to understudy a world premiere set on the main company by choreographer Amy Seiwart.  In 2015, Molly joined Utah Regional Ballet as a corps de ballet dancer with URB she performed as a soloist in Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Nutcracker, before leaving the company to pursue her education at Green Mountain College.
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Cost:
For more information, contact Molly Winslow Hanson at molly.hanson@greenmtn.edu

Modern Dance with Erika Schmidt

Ongoing/ Every other week.  Beginning September 17.
Time: 9:30 – 10:45am
Description: This class is about our physicality, movement and dancing. The warm-up is straightforward and simple, readying our bodies and minds with an emphasis on alignment, physical clarity.

Through phrase work and improvisation we hone our skills, apply our knowledge,
and deepen the understanding, intuition and intelligence in our bodies as we arrive at dancing together.
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main St. – across from Poultney High School)
Cost: 
For more information, contact Erika Schmidt at 802-325-2603

 

 

A Christmas Carol, presented by Shakespeare on Main Street of Vermont

Matinee Performance

somDate & Time: Sunday, December 11 at 2pm

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)

This production is done in Reader’s Style Theatre, which Director, Gary Meitrott, adapts to include costuming and movement by the actors, adding a dramatic element to the performance. Like a storybook come to life, almost the entire book is read, word-for-Dickens’-word, as the actors take turns narrating and acting out the story.

 

 

Holiday Cabaret Fundraiser & Opening Reception for “A Small Works Show: Icons and Visionaries”

Date & Time: Sunday, December 4 beginning at 3pm

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill invites you to a Holiday Cabaret and Opening Reception for “ A Small Works Show : Icons and Visionaries”  on Sunday, December 4th. The Art Reception starts at 3:00 pm features engaging work by regional artists and is followed by select performances at 5:00 pm from SVA member participants that will showcase fall programs that include, story telling, poetry slam, troubadour singer, soul jazz dance, shakti belly dance, live drawing and the SVA Jazz Ensemble.

Following the performances Stone Valley Arts will offer a wholesome chicken dinner with homemade desserts  and end with a joyous celebration of the holiday sing-along. The cost of the dinner and show is $15. Seating is limited so reservations are strongly recommended. All proceeds from the combined event are in support of the SVA capital campaign. Reservations required for dinner.  Please purchase a ticket below or call 802-325-2603.

Dance Media Mix #3

Date & Time: Sunday, November 13 at 4pm

Location: West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble St, West Rutland, VT 05777

On Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4:00 pm Stone Valley Arts will host DanceMedia Mix # III 
featuring Vermont choreographers Zoe Marr Hilliard, Molly Winslow Hanson, Sarah Attig, Erika Schmidt and feature guest artist Amia Cervantes.  Amia and her company of dancers of Montpelier will present U.S. and Them , a live multimedia dance documentary  “ripe with integrity, compassion, wisdom, deep expression, honesty, and creative brilliance.” Amia Cervantes, the project’s Artistic Director and Choreographer, “hopes that viewers will experience the true reality of undocumented immigrants and their loved ones.” DanceMedia Mix will be presented at the West Rutland Town Hall, in West Rutland and is a fundraiser event for Stone Valley Arts.
Cost: $10

Piano Recital

Date & Time: Sunday, November 6 at 4pm

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney)

On Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm, Stone Valley Arts will present a piano concert performed by  pianist/composer Gary Schmidt. The program will include : Italian Concerto by J.S. Bach,  a Haydn Sonata, a Mozart Sonata , Chopin Nocturnes and Tri – three,  a lively musical conversation composed by Gary for cello and piano and Erika Schmidt on cello. The program concludes with an improvisation on jazz standards.  This concert will be presented in the Stone Valley Arts art gallery at 145 E. Main Street, Poultney and is a fundraiser event for SVA.  Free reception following the performance.
Cost: Free Will Donation

“(Peek) Foliage” Exhibition

To be exhibited October 9th – November 12th, 2016.  Galleries are open Sundays from 1-4pm.

The opening reception for this show will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9th, from 2:00-4:00pm as part of the Vermont Craft Council’s second Fall Open Studio Weekend.

The term “foliage” often brings to mind the changing colors of autumn leaves, as well as the phenomenon of “Leaf-Peepers,” those people who come to view the picturesque spectacle.

While foliage is often considered something to look at from afar, it can also serve as a filtering or camouflaging device, something to look through.  Foliage can be viewed both from outside and from within.  Screens of foliage can function both to cloak and reveal subject matter.

(Peek) Foliage will be exhibited at Fox Hill, the c.1822 stone church and former Masonic Hall located across the street from the Poultney High School. Stone Valley Arts makes use of this historic space thanks to the generosity of its previous owners and the Preservation Trust of Vermont.

Full Moon Shakti Dance Performances

Thursday, October 13 beginning promptly at 8pm

Doors open at 7:40. All ages welcome.

In celebration of the full moon on October 16 and the change of seasons, Shakti Belly Dance presents a Dark Goddess performance at STONE VALLEY ARTS at FOX HILL.  Hosted by Sarah Attig and Krista Brayton.

Vermont Craft Council Open Studio Weekends

October 1-2 & October 8-9
Member artists will be presenting their work throughout Saturday and Sunday of each weekend, from 10am until 5pm.

Mareva Millarc “Thought Forms”

"Accidentally on Purpose", Mareva Millarc.

“Accidentally on Purpose”, Mareva Millarc

August 28th – October 2nd, 2016

Reception, Saturday, October 1st2:00-4:00pm
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT 05764

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill in Poultney presents an exhibition of paintings by Middletown Springs artist Mareva Millarc. The title that Millarc gives this group of abstract works, “Thought Forms,” might refer to the layered, physical surfaces of the paintings themselves but also references the gradual process of discovery and revision that accompanies her process of painting. The subtle, neutral colors of the abstract paintings on display resonate with the surfaces of the historic stone walls of the c.1822 building that hosts this exhibit.

Mareva Millarc: Thought Forms” will be open during Stone Valley Arts public programs and on Sunday afternoons 1:00-4:00pm during the run of the exhibit. A reception for the artist will be held from 2:00-4:00pm on Saturday, October 1st as part of Stone Valley Arts’ participation in the Vermont Craft Council’s Open Studio Weekend. The public is invited to attend and see what Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill has to offer.

Save the Date: Our Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 29. Commencing at 6:00pm at 145 East Main Street in Poultney, VT

As a volunteer-run arts organization, we are always seeking and developing new events, exhibitions and programs.  We encourage new partnerships and collaborations here at SVA.

If you have classes or workshops that you would like to offer, please reach us by email at stonevalleyartscenter@gmail.com.  Examples of past workshops include a flute carving workshop, a variety of dance activities, as well as several art exhibitions curated by members of the community.