Friday’s Arts Walk in Middlebury features local authors, artists

MIDDLEBURY — The 2014 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with the season’s fifth, and second to last, event taking place on Friday, Sept. 12, 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.
Exhibit Openings
Several new exhibits/shows celebrate will host opening receptions on Sept. 12:
•  Carol’s Hungry Mind, 24 Merchants Row, will host a reception from 5:45 to 7 p.m. featuring an exhibit by Timothy Case titled “Space and Place: Large-Scale Panoramas.”
•  The Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater welcomes the opening of “Passing Through,” which features life-size oil paintings by local artist Kate Gridley. Ten paintings will be on display at the Jackson Gallery and seven will be on display at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts. The opening reception runs from 5 to 7 p.m.
•  Zone Three Gallery, West Ridge Office Building in the Marble Works, third floor, will highlight paintings by Katie Grauer. The exhibit is entitled “Images” and the opening reception (5 to 7 p.m.) will also feature poetry readings by Ryan Walsh and Kerrin McCadden.
•  Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill St., will host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of TJ Cunningham’s new show, “Icons of the Valley.” Cunningham is a local artist, primarily a landscape painter, and this show focuses on farms — many of them in the Champlain Valley.
•  Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St., will host an opening reception for its new exhibit, “Arthur Healy & His Students.” The exhibit highlights a range of watercolor paintings of horse racing, hunting, Ireland, and Vermont by Arthur Healy (1902-1978), Middlebury College’s esteemed art professor, together with works by nine alumni who studied under him and went on to distinguished careers in the arts.
Author and Poetry Readings
There are also a handful of venues that are offering readings from their recent books or poems:
•  Otter Creek Used Books, 99 Maple St., Marble Works, will host actress Laurel Casey as “Dr. L.H. Casey, Etymologist, Sociolinguist.” She is the author of the best-selling “Open Mouth, Insert Foot.”
•  Zone Three Gallery, West Ridge Office Building in the Marble Works, 3rd floor, will host poetry readings by Ryan Walsh and Kerrin McCadden.
•  In Frog Hollow Alley Alice Eckles will read from her latest work, “Literature Preferred by Wild Boar” at 4:30, 6 and 7 p.m.
About Middlebury Arts Walk
Now in its sixth season, Middlebury Arts Walk takes place on the second Friday of the month, May through October, from 5 to 7 p.m. In many cases the art is on display all month long — not just on the second Friday. All exhibits are free and Arts Walk is a family-friendly event. Middlebury Arts Walk occupies many 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.
Visit the website to download a copy of the current month’s flier and walking map: www.middleburyartswalk.com.
The Middlebury Arts Walk: Where to Go and What to See
•  51 Main at the Bridge, 51 Main St.: Teena Perkins Betourney, photography
•  Sarah Wesson Studio, 10 Merchants Row: Sarah Wesson oil and watercolor paintings
•  Carol’s Hungry Mind Café, 24 Merchants Row: Timothy Case, photography
•  Town Hall Theater, Jackson Gallery, 68 South Pleasant St.: “Passing Through,” portraits by Kate Gridley
•  Otter Creek Used Books, 99 Maple St., Marble Works: Lecture by Laurel Casey
•  Stone Leaf Teahouse, 111 Maple St., Marble Works: Tao-I Designs & Humble Screen Printing
•  Round Robin, 211 Maple St., Marble Works: Matt Hall, caricaturist
•  American Flatbread, 137 Maple St., Marble Works: Quarry Hill School fifth annual art auction
•  Zone Three Gallery, 152 Maple St., Marble Works: “Images,” paintings by Katie Grauer, plus poetry readings
•  Otter Creek Kitchenware & Electronics, 211 Maple St., Marble Works: Molly Saunders, mixed media
•  Office of John Chamberlain, 211 Maple St., Marble Works: Fiddle Hill Arts, group show, multimedia display
•  M Gallery, 3 Mill St.: “What Are You Thankful For?”
•  Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill St.: TJ Cunningham, landscape painter
•  Middlebury Studio School, 1 Mill St.: Barbara Nelson, oil paintings
•  Dustin Dattilio Artwork, 2 Frog Hollow Alley: portraits, drawings, paintings, carvings
•  McLeod Kredell Architects, 3 Frog Hollow Alley: Architectural models
•  PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park St.: “In Praise of Trees”
•  Otter Creek Framing, 3 Park St.: Claudia Carl, watercolor paintings
•  Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St.: “Arthur Healy & His Students”
•  Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St.: “Hitting the Mat”
•  Vermont’s Own Products, 64 Main St.: Barbara Quinn, paintings
•  Clay’s, 60 Main St.: Amanda DeMilt, pastel and paintings
•  Boo + Roxy, 58 Main St.: Design studio
•  Clementine, 56 Main St.: TBD
•  Sweet Cecily, 42 Main St.: Local artisans
•  National Museum of the Morgan Horse, 34 Main St.: “The Orcutt Family Legacy,” photographs, paintings, prints
•  Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center: Bob Gold, digital prints

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