Arts & Entertainment
Canfield Gallery Opens New Exhibit
Kate Edwards of Schuylerville, N.Y. will be the featured artist at Arlington’s Canfield Gallery from August 4 to 29, with an opening reception at the gallery on Saturday, August 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. Edwards developed a deep love of our country’s many varied landscapes, with their changing weather and seasons, from her childhood experience of moving with her family all around the US. Her work, she says, is about the things and places that surround her, prompting her to “capture the beauty and interest of everyday scenes and objects.” The beautiful countryside of her current home in upstate New York deeply informs her work. Edwards has shown her work in galleries in Troy, Saratoga Springs, Rochester and Schuylerville, NY. She is represented by Three Pears Gallery in Dorset, Kettlewell and Edwards in Saratoga Springs and McCartee’s Barn in Cambridge, N.Y. The Canfield Gallery is located in the Martha Canfield Library on East Arlington Road in Arlington. A portion of any sales from the gallery go to support the library. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.For more information, call 802-375-6153 or visit marthacanfieldlibrary.org.
Rutland’s Art in the Park
The Chaffee Art Center present the 55th annual Art in the Park fine art and craft festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, in Main Street Park at the Junction of Routes 4 and 7 in Rutland. Gates are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Enjoy live music, art demonstrations and kid’s activities as you peruse the fine art, metal, glass, clay, fiber and specialty food vendors. All gate donations support the Chaffee Art Center, a nonprofit that celebrates Arts in our community through art exhibitions, art education and community art outreach. For a full list of our vendors, musicians and food vendors, visit chaffeeartcenter.org.
A Trio of Leading Ladies Reprise ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Three Broadway divas and former leading ladies in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ will take to the stage in the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) in Manchester at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. Mary D’Arcy, Karen Culliver and Teri Bibb will reprise songs from ‘Phantom of the Opera’ along with a host of other Broadway favorites and familiar tunes. In all, the trio has appeared in over 4,000 Broadway performances playing opposite scores of leading men, leading to a remarkable collaboration that has taken them across the United States. The evening’s performance will be accompanied by live piano music. Tickets are $40 each for SVAC members and $45 for the public, available at svac.org. The Southern Vermont Arts Center is located off Manchester West Road in Manchester.
National Fine Art Competition on View at The Bennington
Mark Boedges, a nationally recognized and award-winning Vermont artist, selecting the artwork featured in the Laumeister Fine Art Competition, opening Saturday, August 6, and running through September 11. The annual show attracts artists from across the country. Most fine art media are represented in a wide variety of styles. Boedges has been featured in fine art publications and his work was among artists in the Center’s Plein Air Vermont. The organization was honored when he agreed to jury this year’s show. Awards for the top three pieces in the show, as selected by Boedges, will be announced at the opening reception on Saturday, August 6, at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres with the artists. Preceding the reception, Boedges will be doing a demonstration from 1 to 4 p.m. The Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, includes seven art galleries and is home to a permanent collection of Native American art, rugs and pottery, bird carvings by master carver Floyd Scholz and Americana paintings by Eric Sloane. Also there is the Covered Bridge Museum, the only one of its kind in the country. Visit thebennington.org or call 802-442-7158 for details.