Fractured: Works on Paper
September 11 - November 22, 2015
This group exhibition of works on paper looks at fractured space through the lens of structure, optics, and narrative and how those constructions or deconstructions create new meaning, new perceptions, and new truths.
Opening Friday, September 11th at 6:00p.m.
Line Up - Vermont Sculpture
September 4, 2015 - August 1, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 4th 4:00-7:00p.m.
Local talent, and a sculpture garden at the heart of the Arts in Vermont.
(image: Meg McDevitt Steel Line Drawing 2015)
2015 Members' Art Show and Festival of Lights
Dec. 4, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016
It’s that wonderful time of the year! The Art Center is preparing to fill our gallery walls with the incredible work of our valued supporters. We want you to be part of this exciting tradition as we celebrate our amazing, creative community.
Now You See Me:
Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts, 2015
June 19 - August 23, 2015
Opening reception and artist talks Friday, June 19 from 6 – 8 PM
The Helen Day Art Center (HDAC) is proud to announce the third biennial Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts exhibition.
Student Art Show 2015
May 1st - May 31st, 2015
Opening Reception Friday, May 1st, 3-6pm
Featuring works from Stowe Elementary, Stowe Middle School, Stowe High School, Lamoille North Middle School, and Lamoille North High School.
March 6 - April 12, 2015
Richard Whitten is an artist and professor from Rhode Island College who creates gorgeously imagined architectural spaces and invented objects, painted realistically in the style of the Renaissance. On display will be large and small exquisitely executed paintings and the accompanying study models he creates for the paintings.
January 16 - April 12, 2015
Curator: Matt Neckers
This show features artists who embody aspects of play in their work. It also examines play as an action or as an inherent part of being human.
W. David Powell & Peter Thomashow
January 16 - February 22, 2015
Reception: Jan. 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Artist talk: 6:30pm
W. David Powell and Peter Thomashow present a two-person exhibition of 2-D and 3-D assemblage and collage. The work pulls from themes of play, science, and history.
2014 Members' Art Show and Festival of Lights
December 5, 2014 - January 5, 2015
The treasured show brings the community together to celebrate and share the joy of the season! Families are invited to shake off the snow and come inside to create holiday decorations, play dreidel games, decorate gingerbread houses with NECI students.
Unrest: Art, Activism & Revolution
September 19 - November 23, 2014
Curator Rachel Moore
Artists have been at the forefront of revolutions for centuries, producing work that has an immediate political impact, or is responding to civil unrest. This exhibition takes its inspiration from the Arab Spring...
Polly Motley: In No Time: A Retrospective of Ideas
September 19 - October 19, 2014
Curator: Rachel Moore
For one month, the East Gallery will be occupied by performers within an installation of video projections, changing lighting and sound, in a working studio setting.
Matthew Christopher - The Age of Consequences
October 24 - November 23, 2014
Curator Rachel Moore
Matthew Christopher's work not only serves as gorgeous visceral testimonials and historic markers, but it also questions the path of this country by reminding the viewers of decayed industries, churches, and mental health facilities. His photographs are visually and technically stunning.
The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White
June 20th - August 31, 2014
Curator: Amy Rahn
This exhibition explores the subtle, double, and hidden meanings the apparent clarity of black and white might obscure.
January 24 - April 19, 2014
Privacy and safety, security and freedom, public and personal. Each of these dichotomies point to the gravity of the debate between public and private space.
January 24 - March 2, 2014
Claire Desjardins' colorful abstract paintings in this exhibition are both vibrant and energetic, contemplative and still. Rounded squares drip, overlap, and lead lines across the painting, creating new systems of organization.
2013 Members' Art Show and Festival of Lights
December 6 - January 5, 2013
The treasured show brings the community together to celebrate and share the joy of the season! Families are invited to shake off the snow and come inside to create holiday decorations, play dreidel games, decorate gingerbread houses with NECI students, and listen to the delightful sounds of the guitar with Javier Bustamante.
I am always your context - Nancy Dwyer & Steve Budington
October 25 - November 24, 2013
Curator Rachel Moore
Conceptual artist Nancy Dwyer and painter Steve Budington collaborate on an installation made specifically for the East Gallery.
Puente - An exhibition of Cuban artists
September 20 - November 24, 2013
An exhibition highlighting emerging and established artists from Cuba. HDAC will be partnering with several organizations to offer Cuban relatedprograms, including a guided art and architectural tour of Havana, Cuba.
September 20 - October 20, 2013
Curator Rachel Moore
Juxtaposed with Puente – the international Cuban exhibition in Helen Day Art Center's Main and West Galleries – there fills the East Gallery with a local Cialis perspective of place. Adam DeVarney, Andrew Fish, Kelly Holt,Lindsay Florence, and Janet Fredericks – all of whom live in or have lived in Vermont – present work based on their respective locations.
Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts 2013
June 28 - September 8, 2013
The second biennial exhibition offering an introduction show to participants in MFA degree programs in the North East.
Source: Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers
January 18 - April 14, 2013
An exhibition of exquisite and creative fine furniture from over twenty Vermont craftspeople with a focus on the source of all elements that collaborate to make the final piece.
June 15- September 9, 2012
The Vermont Printmakers exhibition seeks to identify the strongest artists in Vermont working primarily in the print and gather them in the Art Center galleries to examine the mark they are making.
Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts 2011
September 23 - November 27, 2011
Pieces recall time periods, world events and stylistic evolution - and they also provide a window into a moment through the eyes of the artist.
If such a thing exists, then yes: Mikey Welsh
A self-taught representational and abstract painter based in Burlington, VT. Influenced by Jean Michel Basquiat, Willem DeKooning and Jackson Pollock. Distorted faces and figures leap from the canvas.
The Relenteless Eye: Global Cell Phone Photography
Cellphone cameras take less-than-perfect stills — the shots are often grainy, control of exposure is limited, cropping tools are nil, etc.