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Four art receptions on tap this weekend

Looking to see some art this weekend? Well Saturday’s the day. There will be four art receptions at four different galleries in Middlebury and Vergennes on August 10 between 4 and 8 p.m. Make an evening of it and consider yourself classy and cultured.
 
Exhibit: Doughboys and Flyboys
Where: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury
Reception: Friday, Aug. 10, 4-8 p.m.
Nov. 11, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI. To commemorate that anniversary and those who served, Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum is featuring the exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters from the Home and Battlefront,” which runs from July 31-Nov. 11. The exhibit concentrates on Vermont’s Addison County residents who were in the service during WWI.  A public appeal for WWI memorabilia resulted in a startling treasure trove of submissions from local families.  Statistically, 781 Addison County men served, half overseas. Of those 41 were killed in action or died in service and 43 were wounded in action. Central to the exhibit are the histories, memorabilia, photographs and  letters of three Middlebury residents: Jacob J. Ross, M.D., Waldo Heinrichs and Werner Neuse.
For more info call (802) 388-2117 or visit HenrySheldonMuseum.org.
 
Exhibit: A Crossing Place
“A CROSSING PLACE” by Anna Dibble
Where: Northern Daughters Fine Art Gallery, Vergennes
Reception: Friday, Aug. 10, 5-8 p.m.
Northern Daughters welcomes new work by Anna Dibble in the exhibit “A Crossing Place” on view Aug. 2-Sept. 30. Dibble has been painting, drawing, making sculpture and writing for over 45 years. She has designed and created sets for opera and theater, taught workshops in both visual art and writing in Vermont schools and art organizations. Her work is always based in the wild and driven by her love of the natural world and her deep concern for its future.
Dibble’s vibrant works are composed through a combination of shape, color and continuous exploration with a diverse range of mediums and tools. The artist mixes acrylic and gouache paints, and inks with substances like beach sand, aluminum oxide grit and flakes, powdered graphite and cold wax. She also uses a variety of tools — old and new, bad and good brushes, palette knives, razor blades, toothbrushes, clay tools, wood sticks, pens, knives, sandpaper, her hands and fingers.
For more info call (802) 877-2173 or visit NorthernDaughters.com.
 
Exhibit: High Tide
“GOLD OCEAN NO. 6” by Ellen Granter
Where: Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill Street, Middlebury
Reception: Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Edgewater Gallery’s Mill Street location in Middlebury presents recent works by Ellen Granter in “High Tide” — a solo exhibition up for the month of August. Granter’s new work migrates from the subject of birds to the environments they inhabit. Granter was drawn to the flooded estuaries of the New England coast, intrigued and delighted by their fullness, green grasses, meandering waterways and interrupted reflections.
Granter grew up outside of Rochester, N.Y. In 1984 she received a BA from the University of Vermont and then went on to study Chinese in Hong Kong, Beijing and Middlebury College. She returned to UVM to finish her Chinese studies, where she earned a MA in Chinese History in 1988. Her early exposure to Chinese art, tradition and culture left a lasting impression. Granter’s preference for minimalism and flat perspective are inspired by traditional Chinese art.
For more info call (802) 458-0098 or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.
 
Exhibit: The View From Here
“LAND FOR SALE” by Timothy Horn
Where: Edgewater Gallery, 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury
Reception: Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Edgewater Gallery’s Merchants Row location in Middlebury welcomes new paintings by Timothy Horn in a solo exhibition on view for the month of August. Horn paints scenes of rural areas, vibrantly capturing the simplicity of daily life. He is drawn to unexpected subjects and compositions, finding random inspiration to be an essential element in his work. His subject matter often includes structural elements such as old buildings, antique cars, and Airstream trailers.
Born and raised in a rural Ohio town, Horn graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and worked as a graphic designer for almost 15 years before discovering his love for painting.
For more info call (802) 989-7419 or visit edgewatergallery-vt.com.

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