Midd Arts Walk returns on Friday

MIDDLEBURY — The 2013 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with this summer’s second event taking place on Friday, June 14. This month will feature nearly 30 hosting venues displaying a diverse array of art — the majority of which has been created by Addison County residents. In addition to the Arts Walk, this may be one of the last opportunities to see and play any of the six vibrantly painted pianos around town, which celebrate Town Hall Theater’s fifth anniversary.
Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. In many cases the art is on display all month long — not just that evening.
Featured Exhibits
Arts Walkers can visit a working artist’s studio at Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead’s papermaking studio located at 37 Washington St. (Venue No. 5). Attendees can how artist Sharpe-Lunstead turns a newly formed sheet of paper into a luminous landscape painting using pigmented paper pulp. To allow time to visit the other venues first, she will remain open until 8 p.m. Deborah’s work is also on exhibit at Edgewater Gallery (venue No. 14) and at Art on Main in Bristol.
At Otter Creek Framing, 3 Park St. (Venue No. 20), see an exhibit titled, “Expressive Calligraphy” where Ripton resident and lettering artist Donna Whitman explores the art of hand lettering through a variety of tools and techniques.
Another special event during the evening is a visit by the “Must Be The Milk” truck to the Henry Sheldon Museum. It’s a traveling educational component of the New England Dairy Promotion Board and this is one of the only stops it will make in Vermont in celebration of our dairy farmers and the value they bring to our land, community, economy, and health. Stop by the Sheldon, view the truck, enjoy dairy samples, and raise your glass in support of your local dairy people. From 4 to 7 p.m. This event is in conjunction with the Sheldon’s special exhibit “From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England.” Admission fee is waived for Arts Walk night, June 14, but donations are encouraged.
Live Music
Several venues are hosting live music during the evening:
51 Main (Venue No. 1):
•  5 to 7 p.m.: David Bain, American roots music
•  7:30 to 9 p.m.: Hollis Long, 14-year-old high school sophomore, singer/songwriter
•  9 to 11 p.m.: Nick Marshall, acoustic rock with undertones of folk, grunge and pop
Round Robin (Venue No. 10)
•  Kimberley Arnold, fusion of classical and new age
Two Brothers Tavern (Venue No. 22):
•  5 to 7 p.m.: The Benoits, folk rock
Now in its fifth season, Middlebury Arts Walk takes place on the second Friday of the month, May through October, from 5 to 7 p.m. All exhibits are free and Arts Walk is a family-friendly event. Middlebury Arts Walk occupies approximately locations each month including artists’ galleries, stores, professional offices and museums. In addition, musicians perform in the town’s outdoor parks whenever possible and weather permitting. The range of work on view includes paintings, photography, performances and crafts.
Download the current month’s flyer and walking map at www.MiddleburyArtsWalk.com.
The Middlebury Arts Walk: Where to Go and What to See
•  51 Main at the Bridge, 51 Main St.: Live music
•  Sarah Wesson Studio, 10 Merchants Row: Sarah Wesson oil and watercolor paintings
•  Carol’s Hungry Mind, 24 Merchants Row: Prindle Wissler, paintings
•  Town Hall Theater, Jackson Gallery, 68 S. Pleasant St.: “Double Portraits”, Fran Bull
•  Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead Papermaking Studio, 37 Washington St.: Open studio demonstrations
•  Otter Creek Used Books, 99 Maple St., Marble Works: Celebrating the Art of Bookmarks
•  Vermont Integrated Architecture, 99 Maple St., Marble Works: Stephen Kiely, paintings
•  Stone Leaf Teahouse, 111 Maple St., Marble Works: Fresh teas from China
•  Round Robin, 211 Maple St., Marble Works: Kimberley Arnold, live music
•  American Flatbread, 137 Maple St., Marble Works: Jacklyn Bishop, watercolors
•  Noonie Deli, 137 Maple St., Marble Works: Stephanie Larsen, reverse glass painting
•  Zone Three Gallery, 152 Maple St., Marble Works: “Atmospheres,” Rachel Baird
•  Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill St.: “Anne Cady: Twenty Years”
•  Middlebury Studio School, 1 Mill St.: Hands-on demonstrations
•  Galerie Provenance, 1 Frog Hollow Alley: American and French art, antiques and accouterments
•  McLeod Kredell Architects, 3 Frog Hollow Alley: Architectural models
•  Kumon Math and Reading Center, 4 Frog Hollow Alley: Chris Potter, paintings
•  PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park St.: “Self Portrait”
•  Otter Creek Framing, 3 Park St.: Donna Whitman, calligraphy
•  Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St.: “From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England” and Must Be The Milk Truck
•  Two Brothers Tavern, 86 Main St.: The Benoits, folk rock
•  Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St.: “Discovering Community: A Showcase of Student Work”
•  Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St.: Carol Calhoun, paintings
•  Clay’s, 60 Main St.: Tal Birdsey, paintings
•  Clementine, 58 Main St.: Typewriter Extravaganza
•  Belladonna, 46 Main St.: Kimberly DiNofrio, handbags
•  Sweet Cecily, 42 Main St.: Local artisans
•  National Museum of the Morgan Horse, 34 Main St.: “The Orcutt Family Legacy” photographs, paintings, prints

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