Sept. 13 Middlebury Arts Walk has events for kids

MIDDLEBURY — The 2013 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with the season’s fifth event taking place on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from May to October. In many cases the art is on display all month long — not just that evening. All exhibits are free and Arts Walk is a family-friendly event. Middlebury Arts Walk occupies approximately 30 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.
Special Events for Kids
During the September Arts Walk young people will enjoy several events. Illustrator Linda Hampton Smith and Anneke Jewett, a senior at Middlebury Union High School, join with four other artists from Addison County in a show called “Local Children’s Book Arts.” Other artists are Mary Hawley; a mother/daughter team, Joanne Weber and Kendra Weber Gratton; and Ashley Charron, owner of Moose Track Books, and Cotey Gallagher, Moose Track’s illustrator. E-books and books that make great starters to the school year will be on display at Kumon Reading and Math Center located at 4 Frog Hollow Alley. Books and e-books are available for purchase.
Weather permitting, amateur sidewalk chalk artist Andy Toy of Starksboro will welcome children and adults to contribute to his art on the sidewalks of Cannon Park and Main Street. The vast majority of his work is temporary (some exists for as long as a couple of weeks, and some for less than 24 hours). His work ranges in style from cartoons to landscapes, and he often invites his audience to add to (or take away from) his illustrations once he has photo-documented his labors.
Middlebury Studio School is presenting another free evening of activities. People can paint from the model, hand build in clay, try the wheel or simply come watch it all happening. Instruction and refreshments will be available.
What Is Your Fancy?
The Arts Walk offers a range of crafts and fine art. Featured in person in most venues are photographers, handmade basket makers, fashion designers, landscape painters, printmakers and jewelers with their art. There is something to inspire everyone at every step along the Arts Walk.
Nature and Beyond
Paul Novak paints his impressions of landscape with watercolors and water-soluble oils. His work will be on display at Noonie Deli for the month of September. Painter Sarah Wesson returns to the fifth Arts Walk this season opening her studio with prints, paintings and cards for sale. “Mountains and Sea” is a body of work by juried international photographers at PhotoPlace Gallery. Nick Mayer continues his study of aquatic environments with his recent watercolors of fish. Dayve Huckett will accompany him with live music while at 51 Main at the Bridge.
Wooden pink boots and guided pink maps will be at each venue. The current month’s flyer and a walking map are online at www.MiddleburyArtsWalk.com.
The Middlebury Arts Walk: Where to Go and What to See
Merchant’s Row/South Pleasant Street
•  Sarah Wesson Studio, 10 Merchants Row: Sarah Wesson, oil and watercolor paintings, prints and cards
•  Carol’s Hungry Mind, 24 Merchants Row: Jesse Angier, sculpture; Linda Sleeper, photography
•  Town Hall Theater, Jackson Gallery, 68 South Pleasant St.: “OCM 10” — photography exhibit
Marble Works
•  Vermont Integrated Architecture, 99 Maple St., Marble Works: Suki Fredericks, photographs
•  Structural Energy Corporation, 99 Maple St., Suite 11A: Robert Gold, large multimedia prints on canvas
•  Stone Leaf Teahouse, 111 Maple St., Marble Works: Bill Kirby, paintings
•  Otter Creek Used Books, 99 Maple St., Marble Works: Bookmark art
•  Round Robin, 211 Maple St., Marble Works: Cindy Strate, jewelry
•  American Flatbread, 137 Maple St., Marble Works: To be announced
•  Noonie Deli, 137 Maple St., Marble Works: Paul Novak, paintings
•  Zone Three Gallery, 152 Maple St., Marble Works: Klara Calitri, monoprints
Park Street and Frog Hollow Alley
•  Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill St.: TJ Cunningham, paintings
•  Middlebury Studio School, 1 Mill St., free activities
•  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: “Local Children’s Book Arts” exhibit with six artists
•  PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park St.: “Mountains and Sea” — a juried photography exhibition
•  Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St.: “Fashion & Fantasy” exhibit
Main Street
•  Two Brothers Tavern, 86 Main St.: Happy Hour show with Kai Stanley
•  Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St.: New exhibit, “Portraits at the Fair”
•  Main Street/Cannon Park: Sidewalk chalk art (weather permitting)
•  51 Main at the Bridge, 51 Main St.: Nick Mayer, watercolors; Dayve Huckett, music
•  Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St.: Peter Miller, photographs
•  Clay’s, 60 Main St.: Maura Clancy, Vermont-style baskets
•  Clementine, 58 Main St.: To be announced
•  Belladonna, 46 Main St.: Lily Hinrichsen, contemporary art
•  Sweet Cecily, 42 Main St.: Bruce Baker, jewelry; Katherine Washburn, pottery
•  National Museum of the Morgan Horse, 34 Main St.: “The Orcutt Family Legacy” exhibit

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