Torin Porter Artist Talk

 

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SATURDAY JUNE 10, 5pm
ARTIST TALK: TORIN PORTER
Free and open to the public - Torin will be offering a glimpse into the creation of his steel sculptures on May 10. "My sculptures make me think of ink on a page, or hieroglyphs, or pieces of non-verbal meaning like word prototypes, especially when they are seen in sequence. Art is a form of human communication that everyone responds to directly." Before Words runs through June 18th.

 

Torin Porter Opening

TorinPorter Oologist Events thumbnailTHURSDAY MAY 4, 5-7pm
OPENING: TORIN PORTER
Free and open to the public - Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Before Words, an exhibition of steel sculptures by Torin Porter. These playful stylized figures suggest the communicative power of sculptural art before language and logic. This exhibit will run through June 18th.

David Rohn Artist Talk

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ARTIST TALK: DAVID ROHN
Free and open to the public - Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to offer this rare look into David Rohn's watercolor painting. His extraordinary gift of playful observation creates compositions of unexpected appreciation and analysis of the common object. Meet the artist and learn more about his process and inspiration. Watercolors 1974 - 2016 runs through April 30th.

David Rohn Opening

David_Rohn-Opening_Events-thumbnail.jpgTHURSDAY, MARCH 16, 5-7pm
OPENING: DAVID ROHN Watercolors: 1974 - 2016 
Free and open to the public. Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to offer this rare look into David Rohn's watercolor painting. We are devoting the entire gallery to this exhibition of over thirty-five paintings spanning over forty years. There will be an artist's talk on Saturday, March 25, 5pm. The exhibit will be open through April 30, 2017.

Artist Forum: Spring Visions

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 5pm
ARTIST FORUM: SPRING VISIONS 
Free and open to the public. Please join us for a "roaming style" artist talk. Matt Brown, David Holzapfel, Torin Porter, and Donald Saaf will be speaking about their work on Saturday, February 25 at 5pm. The exhibit is on view through March 12, 2017.

Spring Visions Exhibit and Opening

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 5:30-8:30pm
OPENING: SPRING VISIONS 
Free and open to the public. Please join us during Gallery Walk for a group exhibit featuring a new selection of work by Emily Mason, Torin Porter, Anne Johnstone, Eric Boyer, Tiffany Heerema, Robin Cheung and others. There will be an artist's forum on Saturday, February 25, 5-7pm. The exhibit is open through March 12, 2017.

 

Artist Forum: Winter Group (rescheduled)

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 5pm
ARTIST FORUM: WINTER GROUP 
Free and open to the public. Please join us for a "roaming style" artist talk. Included will be MFGA's artists Jim Giddings, Anne Johnstone, Gene Parulis, Petria Mitchell, Michele Ratté, Will Finkel and Christine Triebert. The exhibit will run through January 29, 2017.

Winter Group Exhibit

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VermontArts2016ColorWeb.jpgTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 5 - 7pm
OPENING: WINTER GROUP 
Free and open to the public. Please join us at the gallery for a group exhibit featuring new artists: Eric Boyer, Anne Johnstone, Gene Parulis, and Torin Porter. The show will include new work from gallery artists and there will be an artist's forum on Saturday January 7. The exhibit is open through January 29, 2017.

 

Michele Ratté Artist Talk

MicheleRatteTalk_Events-thumbnail.jpgVermontArts2016ColorWeb.jpgSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 5 - 7pm
ARTIST TALK: MICHELE RATTÉ 

Free and open to the public. Please join Michele Ratté at the gallery and learn about what inspires her and how her beautiful artwork is created. Flower of Time: Affinities features sculpture and etchings adorned with precious metals, often influenced by her fascination with marine environments. The exhibit is open through November 27.

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MicheleRatteOpening_Events-thumbnail.jpgTHURSDAY OCTOBER 27, 5-7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: MICHELE RATTÉ
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - We are pleased to introduce new work by Michele Ratté, A Flower of Time: Affinities, with an artists reception and exhibition opening Thursday, October 27, 5-7 pm. and an Artist Talk Saturday, November 19 at 5pm. Michele Ratté's unique assemblages combine precious metals, drawing, printing, sewing, and sculpture, to create sophisticated works which utilize the alchemical potential of mixed media. The exhibit continues through November 27.

Holzapfel_Talk_Events-thumbnail.jpgSATURDAY OCTOBER 8, 5-7PM
ARTIST TALK: DAVID AND MICHELLE HOLZAPFEL

VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Please join Michelle and David Holzapfel in conversation with Gregory Sharrow, Director of the VT Folklife Center. Learn more about the artists and the work behind the current exhibit, Passaggi, which includes hardwood vessels, sculpture, furniture, and wall hangings and photographs. Exhibit open through October 23.

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 5-7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: DAVID AND MICHELLE HOLZAPFEL
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening, Passaggi hardwood vessels, sculpture, furniture, and wall hangings and photographs by artists David and Michelle Holzapfel. Exhibit open through October 23.

 

 

Abrams Kamenetzky Events Artist Talk

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 5PM
ARTIST TALK: JACKIE ABRAMS and KAREN KAMENETZKY
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Learn more about the artists behind the work in our current two featured exhibits, Elemental Vessels mixed-media vessels by basket-weaver and fiber artist Jackie Abrams, and Hidden Agenda, new fiber wall hangings by textile artist Karen Kamenetzky. Exhibits open through September 18.

 

Abrams Kamenetzky Events thumbnail THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 5-7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: JACKIE ABRAMS and KAREN KAMENETZKY
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of two featured exhibits, Elemental Vessels mixed-media vessels by basket-weaver and fiber artist Jackie Abrams, and Hidden Agenda, new fiber wall hangings by textile artist Karen Kamenetzky. Exhibits open through September 18.

 

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SATURDAY, JULY 23, 5 PM
ARTIST TALK: JON GREGG
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Current featured artist Jon Gregg will speak on Saturday, July 23 at 5pm. Jon Gregg’s work features gestural, abstract, richly textured oil paintstick on paper and canvas. The exhibit, Jon Gregg: evolving a mark will be on display at both MGFA locations (183 Main Street and the new MGFA Annex at 132 Main Street in the Brooks House Atrium) through August 14th.

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THURSDAY, JULY 14, 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: JON GREGG evolving a mark
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - This reception will be held in two locations, Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts at 183 Main Street and the Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts ANNEX at 132 Main Street, Brattleboro (The Brooks House Atrium), with a reception including live music and refreshments from 6 - 8pm.
 
 

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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 5 PM
ARTIST TALK: DONALD SAAF 
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Donald Saaf's subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an internal dream place. Learn more about these painted and collaged dreamscapes from the artist himself.

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OPENING RECEPTION: MGFA ANNEX GRAND OPENING
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - We are expanding! The Brooks House Atrium will now be part of our exhibit space and called the Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Annex. This gorgeous bright space will be an asset to MGFA and its artists and to downtown Brattleboro as well!  The grand opening for this new venture will be June 4th, at 132 Main Street, Brattleboro (The Brooks House Atrium), with a reception including live music and refreshments from 6 - 8pm.

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OPENING RECEPTION: DONALD SAAF
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - We are pleased to introduce recent paintings by Donald Saaf with an artist reception and exhibition opening Thursday, June 2, 5-7 pm. The exhibit continues through July 10. Donald Saaf’s unique oil paintings provide a personal glimpse into regional landscape and community. His peopled rustic scenes are crafted with attention to overall surface pattern and texture; he utilizes collaged fabric, distorted perspective and highly stylized figures to create rich, quilt-like surfaces alive with activity. 

 

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ARTIST TALK: JACKIE ABRAMS: TEXTILES, TRAVELS (AND MORE!) IN AFRICA
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Presenting a visual journey to Ghana, Namibia, and Uganda. Visit the workshops of Kente cloth weavers, follow the steps of glass bead making, see basketmakers as they work. Experience the culture, the people, and the places. Please join us and enjoy the journey! Presented by Jackie Abrams and Brattleboro West Arts

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ARTIST TALK: LAUREN POLLARO
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Lauren Pollaro often states that “anything goes – there are no rules” when it comes to her choices for materials. Come and hear Lauren talk about her work and answer your questions.

 

 

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: LAUREN POLLARO
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Lauren Pollaro often states that “anything goes – there are no rules” when it comes to her choices for materials. Some favorites include fabrics that are manipulated by acrylic paint, various textural papers, elements from nature, and especially found objects, such as weathered, rusty and/or patinated metals. 

ARTIST FORUM Events thumbnail copySATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 5PM 
ARTIST FORUM: GROUP EXHIBIT 2016
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - A discussion of work by over 20 artists, including new exhibitors Will Finkel, K. William LeQuier, Scott Nelson, Susan Osgood, Michele Ratte’, Donald Saaf, and Margaret Shipman.

 

group show Events thumbnail copyTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 5 - 7PM 
OPENING RECEPTION: GROUP EXHIBIT 2016
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Work by over 20 artists, including new exhibitors Will Finkel, K. William LeQuier, Scott Nelson, Susan Osgood, Michele Ratte’, Donald Saaf, and Margaret Shipman.

 

Tom Fels Artist TalkFRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 7PM 
ARTIST TALK: LIGHT & SHADOW: Cyanotypes and Drawings by Tom Fels
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Tom Fels, our featured artist January 7 - February 7, is also a curator and writer specializing in the history of photography, as well as a historian and writer on contemporary history. He will talk about his exhibited work and answer questions from the audience. 

 

Tom Fels Opening Events thumbnail copyTHURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: LIGHT & SHADOW:
Cyanotypes and Drawings by Tom Fels
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening large cyanotypes from Fels' Arbor and Catalpa Series and a selection of small minimalist drawings from his Linea Series.

 

Jim-Josh-Artist-Talk-Events-thumbnailFRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 7PM 
ARTISTS TALK: JIM GIDDINGS AND JOSH BERNBAUM
Vermont-Arts-2015 color-FOR-WEBFree and open to the public - Moderated by Dan MacArthur, Jim and Josh will talk about thier work and answer questions from the audience. 

  

Jim-Josh Opening-Events-thumbnailTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 5 - 7PM 
OPENING RECEPTION: JOSH BERNBAUM: THE VITREOUS CONDITION, 
                                        JIM GIDDINGS: TAKE IT OFF
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of two exhibits featuring Jim Giddings, known for his dark and richly textured oil on paper paintings and co-director of Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts and experimental glass artist, Josh Bernbaum. 

 

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ARTIST TALK: PETRIA MITCHELL: RECENT WORK
Free and open to the public - Co-Director of Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts and renowned painter, Petria Mitchell speaks about her career and practice as an artist. 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION: PETRIA MITCHELL: RECENT WORK
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this exhibit of vibrant and atmospheric painted landscapes by Petria Mitchell.

 

 

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ARTIST TALK: CHRISTINE TRIEBERT: THROUGH A GLASS DIMLY
Vermont-Arts-2015 color-FOR-WEBFree and open to the public - Award-winning experimental photographer Christine Triebert speaks about her newest body of work - a portrait series suggesting a view of seeing ourselves as 'spiritual beings having a human experience'. Part of Vermont Arts 2015 visit vermontartscouncil.org for more information.

 

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BOOK SIGNING: EMILY MASON: THE LIGHT IN SPRING
Free and open to the public - Come and meet acclaimed artist Emily Mason! She will be on hand to meet the public and sign copies of her new book. Pre-order your copy of Emily Mason: The Light in Spring for $60 + tax by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (802) 251-8290.

 

Christine TriebertTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: CHRISTINE TRIEBERT THROUGH A GLASS DIMLY
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this special exhibit featuring the new portrait series by experimental photographer, Christine Triebert.

 

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POETRY READING - LYNN MARTIN AND LOUISE RADER
Free and open to the public - Lynn Martin and Louise Rader, "two old birds still flying strong", will read art-related poems and prose-poems from their recent books, Birds of a Feather and Improvisations on an Untamed Life, as well as uncollected work. Readings will be followed by Q & A period and books will be available for sale. 

 

Gallery Walk OrvFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 5 - 8PM
GALLERY WALK: FEATURED ARTISTS MALCOLM WRIGHT, SHAUN WRIGHT, PETRIA MITCHELL
Free and open to the public - Stop by and browse through MGFA's latest exhibits on Brattleboro's monthly celebration of the arts. Additional solarplate monoprints will be on exhibit in time for this Gallery Walk.  

 

artist talk AugustSUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 5PM
ARTIST TALK: MALCOLM WRIGHT AND SHAUN WRIGHT
Free and open to the public - Sculptor, Malcolm Wright and photographer, Shaun Wright will talk about the process and vision for their work in this interview-style talk with artist and curator Craig Stockwell. 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION: MALCOLM WRIGHT, SHAUN WRIGHT, PETRIA MITCHELL
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this special exhibit featuring the sculpture of Malcolm Wright, photography of Shaun Wright, and oil paintings of Petria Mitchell.

 

EMily Mason Galery Walk-Events-thumbnail copyFRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 5:30 - 8:30 PM 
GALLERY WALK - FEATURED EXHIBIT: EMILY MASON CHROMATIC CELEBRATIONS
Free and open to the public - Stop by and browse through MGFA's latest exhibits on Brattleboro's monthly celebration of the arts. Additional solarplate monoprints will be on exhibit in time for this Gallery Walk. 

 

Emily Mason opening Thumbnail copyTHURSDAY, JULY 2, 5 - 7 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: EMILY MASON CHROMATIC CELEBRATIONS 
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this special exhibit featuring an assortment of one of a kind prints from acclaimed artist, Emily Mason.

 

 

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LAUREN OLITSKI: ARTIST TALK
Free and open to the public - Abstract artist, Lauren Olitski will talk about her process and vision for her work in this interview-style talk with Danny Lichtenfeld, Director of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
GALLERY WALK - FEATURED ARTIST: LAUREN OLITSKI
Free and open to the public - Stop by and browse through MGFA's latest exhibits on Brattleboro's monthly celebration of the arts!

 

 

 Olitski-Opening-Event-ThumbnailTHURSDAY, MAY 28, 5 - 8PM
OPENING RECEPTION: LAUREN OLITSKI PAINTING FROM NATURE
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this stunning body of new work by nationally recognized abstract artist, Lauren Olitski.

 

 

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CHRISTINE TRIEBERT: A DISCUSION OF VISION AND PROCESS
Free and open to the public - Photographer Christine Triebert will discuss the vision and technique behind her latest bodies of work.

 

 

Amy-Arbus-Artist-Talk-Events-thumbnailSATURDAY, MAY 2, 5:30PM
AMY ARBUS: ARTIST TALK
Vermont-Arts-2015 color-FOR-WEBFree and open to the public - Photographer Amy Arbus will discuss her process and the vision and story of the creation of the book After Images. Part of Vermont Arts 2015 visit vermontartscouncil.org for more information.

 

Amy-Arbus-Opening-thumbnailTHURSDAY, APRIL 30, 5 - 8PM
OPENING RECEPTION: AMY ARBUS AFTER IMAGES
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of a fascinating body of work by renown photographer, Amy Arbus.