Friday’s Arts Walk in Middlebury to showcase crafters, artists and blogger

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Arts Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Middlebury and the Marble Works. Local artists will be showcasing their craft in local businesses. This month will feature many wonderful examples of photography, painting, sidewalk chalk art and recipe demonstrations.
Some of the featured locations, events and exhibits are highlighted below.
• 51 Main, Main Street, “Catching The Moment: The Art of Photographing Live Performance.”
Since it began producing shows 15 years ago, Town Hall Theater has been blessed with four photographers who have chronicled nearly every production: Trent Campbell, Cindi Duff, Max Kraus and Ernie Longey. Capturing a play or concert on film is a tricky business. Actors are always on the move, dancers more so, and though a stage looks bright the amount of candlepower is actually quite low. The work of these four photographers demonstrates that theater photography is not just a recording of a play or a concert, but an art form all by itself. 
• American Flatbread, the Marble Works, paintings by Micah Lynch.
Micah Lynch lives and grew up in Shoreham. The inspiration for his show is a deep interest in native cultures in America and around the world. While in Belgium last summer he saw an exhibit about Pacific Northwest artwork and was captivated by the boldness of the pieces. Lynch decided that the best way to learn about Pacific Northwest art and culture was to attempt to create his own paintings in the same bold style. This installation is a series of eight acrylic paintings on 24-by-24-inch canvas.
• Danforth Pewter, Main Street, chalk art by Andy Toy.
Andy Toy will be outside, weather permitting, with his chalk creating whimsical creations on the sidewalk. Stop by and pick up a piece and draw with him.
• Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, 1 Mill St., “Anna Dibble: Lest Our Vine End (L.O.V.E.).”
A new collection of paintings by Anna Dibble resulting from “a new crossing place. It is a search, a walkabout, the beginning of the odyssey that’s the last slice of my life. All kinds of interests come into this lifeboat: the strangeness of human existence, natural and art history, on being lost after losing, more questions than answers, a lifetime library of objects, visual and emotional memories, pain, joy, and wonder. It’s a shuffle and an excavation, and a hope.”
In addition to the opening reception during the Arts Walk, there will be an artist’s talk on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 3-5 p.m. The show runs through September.
• Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchants Row, paintings by Dennis Sheehan.
Dennis Sheehan’s pastoral oil paintings, reminiscent of the Barbizon School, evoke the moody beauty and deep peace of nature. His goal is “to have painting emanate light, rather than just a surface that records the reflections of light — the power comes from the shadows.”
• Henry Sheldon Museum, Park Street, “Warren Kimble All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective.”
The exhibit highlights the career of internationally known Brandon artist Warren Kimble, who came to prominence for his folk art, but since has concentrated on diverse themes, inspired in part by his residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. In addition, as a tribute to the public and the Sheldon Museum, Kimble and his wife Lorraine have agreed to display selections from their personal collection of folk art by other artists, which are located throughout the Sheldon’s historic rooms. This is a unique opportunity to enter the private world of Warren Kimble.
Kimble has donated one of his paintings for a raffle to support the exhibit and education programs of the Sheldon. Raffle tickets are available in the Museum Shop or on the Sheldon’s website,
The exhibit runs from through Oct. 18. The admission fee is waived for Arts Walk, but donations are encouraged.
• The Marquis Theater, Main Street, works by Stephanie Larsen.
Stop into the Southwest Café and view the new show brought to you by Stephanie Larsen. Sure to be a show stopper.
• National Museum of the Morgan Horse, Main Street, “Back in the Saddle: 25 Years of Horse Play.”
This new exhibit of equine pottery and art will feature a variety of work by Stacey Stanhope Dundon including oil paintings, functional dinnerware, and decorative large-scale horse heads.
• Otter Creek Kitchenware and Electronics, Merchants Row, works by Ginger Lambert.
Says featured artist Ginger Lambert: “Having grown up in the South, I have a strong affinity for the ocean. Whenever possible I love to stroll along a beach, whether on the coast of New England or Florida, and pick up shells or flotsam and then create a unique box or wall collage.”
• Photoplace Gallery, Park Street, “Black & White: A Juried Photographic Exhibition.”
• The Steven Jupiter Gallery, Frog Hollow Alley, “Abstract Arboretum.”
The Steven Jupiter Gallery continues this show of photographs of trees in various states of abstraction. All work is by Steven Jupiter. This will be the last Arts Walk for this show, so please come by the gallery if you’re making the rounds during the walk. The gallery is located at 4 Frog Hollow Alley, across from the original Edgewater Gallery location and next to Middlebury Chocolates.
• Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, Merchant’s Row, “Line and Shadow: Cyanotypes and Drawings by Tom Fels.”
This exhibit includes large cyanotype prints from the Arbor and Catalpa series from 2011 to 2014, a selection of smaller minimalist drawings from the Linea Series of 2014, and a large drawing from the recent Classics Series. Fels is an artist, curator and writer specializing in the history of photography. The exhibit runs through Sept. 20.
• Vermont Book Shop, Main Street, Middlebury, food blogger Katie Webster.
Vermont Book Shop, in conjunction with Otter Creek Kitchenware & Electronics, presents “Healthy Seasonal Recipes” blogger Katie Webster. She will be presenting her new cookbook, “Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup.” Webster will also be demonstrating select recipes from the book. 

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