2013 Exhibitions

January February 2013

an arrangement of unequal things
new work by Anthony Sini 1.11.2013-2.23.2013

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sini missing

This work by Anthony Sini went missing from FLYNNDOG in Feburary 2013.  If you have any information, please contact us or Anthony.

 

 

 

 

 

March April May  2013

 


 

ROAD TRIP: ARC IDEOLOGIES.

 

A site specific installation by Lin Warren

 

arc ideologies

 

Join us at the Opening Reception for Lin on the first Friday of April to celebrate this work.
Exhibit will stay through May 29

 

ROAD TRIP: ARC IDEOLOGIES is an installation exhibit of current discoveries
using materials and applications that can innately express the form and line of an arc.
ROAD TRIP represents the spatial flow of FLYNNDOG itself, and the exciting “road” that I am traveling, stopping at this current destination with my work……..Lin Warren, 2013

 

 

June July 2013


ART EDUCATORS UNITE!  Creation & Collaboration

 

Dorsey Hogg • Jenn Volansky • Barb Crandall • Dee Christie • Jenn Hart • Dodi Gomez • Ann Joppe-Mercure • Ellen Hsieh • Courtney Reckord • Tina Logan

A mixed media exhibition of work by 10 public school art educators from Central and Northern Vermont united by their passion for creating  art in a supportive and like minded community.

Opening Reception June 7th 5-9

 

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“Water Above, Sky Below” now showing for the Art Hop

 

large scale work inspired by the relationship between water and sky by four Vermont artists:

 

Homer Wells, New Haven

 

metal canvas

 

Rory Jackson, Lincoln

 

oil on canvas

 

Ross Sheehan, Vergennes

 

oil and mixed mediums on canvas

 

Duker Bower, Charlotte

 

oil on canvas

 

November December 2013:     Antonello + Delia

 


 

Alfabestiarioby Antonello Borra

 

 Alfabestiario Cover     Alfabestiario Cover    Alfabestiario Cover    Alfabestiario Cover

 

We are celebrating the publication of “Alfabestiario,” the first collection of bestiary poems that preceded “AlphaBetaBestiario“.  Translated by Blossom S. Kirschenbaum with artwork by Delia Robinson.

 

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Alfabestiario

 

The Middle Sister, a new series of work on canvas by Delia Robinson will also be exhibited.

 

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The Middle Sister

 

 

 

At 7:00, on November 8th, at the opening reception, Antonello will read select works from Alfabestiario in the original Italian and Actor/Director Mark Alan Gordon will read the English translations.

 

The exhibition will also feature the Alfabestiario artwork by Delia.

 

Newly issued first editions by Fomite Press will be available for sale.

 

Exhibits run from November 1 thru December 31.

 

Opening on Friday November 8th, six to nine.


 

2012 ALTER(ed) EGO

April 9th thru June 2010
A group portrait, in vignettes, of those characters (real or imagined) in our lives

Alter Ego: from Latin, the Other I
Enhanced with contemporary language and due irreverence:

Alter(ed) Ego: the Other I, revised, repaired, revisited (you decide, the I’s have it, beauty in the I of the beholder, i-art in the tradition i-touch, I phone i-everything)

Less precisely, Alter Ego can also refer to the different behaviors any person may display in various situations. (that from Wikipidia)

Here, we are also expanding the perspective to include family and friends, who often conspire to be part of ourselves.

Part One: The Installation: Wednesday April 7 & Friday, April 9, 6 – 10 ish
artists: tba May 10th

Part Two: The Opening Reception: First Friday May 7th, 6 to 8
artists altered: tba April 9th

Part Three: Marie & Bren’s 2nd Annual Girls Spring Clean Clothes Swap:
Wednesday May 19th, or Friday, May 21st ~ 5:30 to late

In keeping with our tradition, this is firstly an excuse to get together with girlfriends and girlfriends of girlfriends. Secondly, it is part of our individual pursuit (or illusion) of getting organized, if only in the darkest reaches of your and/or your loved ones’ closet(s).

It is Spring Cleaning in the most joyful sense of the task!

Take advantage of this great opportunity to clear out your drawers and closets of clothes you haven’t smiled at for awhile, and go home with some new favorites!

This is a BYO based event, so bring all or some of the following:

    • clothing you are ready to pass on to others,
    • how about a few hangers too?
    • a bottle of wine, a snack to share,
    • more girlfriends
    • a story or two to accompany your favorite clothes

Bren and Marie will be waiting for you at 5:30 to familiarize you with the layout of this fashion foray; where to put your sleveless tops, summer dresses, shoes, jewelry, shoes, pants, unmentionables and mentionables alike.

We would like to have the our Swap Shop looking good by 6:30, so do show up enough time to display your bas et haute couture onto the available clothes racks, tables and displays.

In a slight deviation from tradition, whatever remains at the end of the day will be left in the gallery to be offered to Flynndog guests and Outer Space customers thru out the run of the Alter(ed) exhibition.

Beyond that, remaining clothes will be offered to a church thrift shop.

Poet, Artist and Professor of Romance Languages at UVM, Tina Escaja, produced these wonderful and inspired videos of ALTER(ed) EGO a group portrait, in vignettes, of those characters (real or imagined) in our lives:

Alter(ed) Ego. A collective exhibition

Alter(ed) Ego: Bren Alvarez

Alter(ed) Ego: Tina Escaja

2012: The 3rd Floor Show

A group exhibition of artists who work on the 3rd Floor at Howard Space Center | south end arts district | BTV

Linda Jones  |  Wylie Garcia | Maggie Sherman  |  Sharon Webster  |  Paige Berg Rizvi  |  Maggie Standley  |  Maea Brandt  |  Julie A. Davis

Dynamic new work from artists on the 3rd floor of Howard Space Center, 2-4 Howard St., Burlington, VT will be on exhibit at Flynndog during the months of May and June. The Third Floor Artists are a vibrant mini-community within the larger South End Arts District community. The following artists will have work on exhibit:

MAEA BRANDT: For this show, Brandt creates new symbols in pen and ink that reference the 2011 tsunami in Japan and the nuclear disaster that followed. Sensuous renderings with intensity and intelligence, they intrigue and hold the viewer’s attention. With an eye on the outer world, Brandt makes images that are strikingly personal.

JULIE A. DAVIS: Sensuous oils painted in plein air with loose and expressive brushwork. She works quickly to capture both a representation of the scene before her, and an expression of her emotional responses to it. Here, she presents abstractions informed by landscape, as well as nature pieces. Davis’ work is known for its variety, unique compositions, and its timeless and engaging quality.

WYLIE SOPHIA GARCIA: Luscious fabric pieces bend, bulk, and stitch contrasting materials to evoke feminine metaphors and anxious desires. Garcia pursues embellishments, myths, and performance art. Here, she works three-dimensionally with Maggie Sherman.

LINDA E. JONES: Rich abstractions full of detail that is telling and organic. Jones’ provocative compositions are infused with personal distillations that are sensuous & powerful. She is a restless explorer of form and multiple layers. These painted surfaces celebrate a wide range of innovative techniques, including encaustic and oil, graphite, gouache, charcoal and pastel.

PAIGE BERG RIZVI: Vivid oil paintings have the feel of magic realism in them as she explores image and color with an exacting, yet playful hand. Using oils and encaustics, she creates imaginative, brilliant images that invite the eye and mind to linger.

MAGGIE SHERMAN: Collaborating here with Wylie Garcia in the creation of a whimsical winged chair, the well-known community artist blends humor and performance art.

MAGGIE STANDLEY: Inventive paintings that ooze with intuitive color, texture & elegance. A Renaissance woman who specializes in decorative painting, murals, and faux finishes, Standley also teaches French and visual art in a creative, interdisciplinary way at wingspan studio. She is also a founder of Avant Garden, a community garden and pocket park in Burlington’s old north end.

SHARON WEBSTER: A new sculptural body of work, “Stairs for Heaven and Earth,” free-standing sculptures and assemblage inspired by the recent death – and life – of her mother. Webster’s work is “exhilaratingly abstract and surreal, yet poignantly expressive,” according to Christopher Faris. “Her constructions are magically, mysteriously thought-provoking.”

2012 Exhibitions

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January – February

Fluid Dynamics

Homer Wells, Ethan Bond-Watts & Chris Cleary
Mixed Media Sculpture

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March – April

That Was So 19 Seconds Ago

Roger Coleman
murmurations – abstractions – natural highs
www.colemanarts.com


August September October 2012

“LAKE STUDIES”
Underwater Explorations in Contemporary Art

A group exhibition inspired by “LAKE STUDIES ~ Meditations on Lake Champlain,” a book by Vermont poet Daniel Lusk with photographs by Pierre La Rocque

The group exhibit will include:
Fiber Art by Marilyn Gillis
Photographs by Pierre La Rocque
Painting by Janet Fredericks, Catherine Hall, and Nancy Stone
Sculpture by Kate Pond and Chris Cleary
Site Specific Installation by Jane E. Horner

The exhibit is curated by Eloise Beil, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Director of Collections.

ARTHOP reception:
Friday, September 7th,  6 to 10 pm

A Reception for the Artists will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 6 to 8 pm  with a gallery talk and poetry reading by Daniel Lusk starting at 7 pm.

Meditations on Lake Champlain will be installed during the month of August and will feature site specific work by Jane along with work generated during her springtime Artist in Residence tenure at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. During the residency, Jane worked with students and LCMM museum visitors to create artwork using materials observed or gathered from the lake region with inspiration from poetry by Daniel Lusk.

Exhibit August 17th –  October 26th


November 2012

Bren and Marie’s Annual All-Girls Clothes Swap moves to the Fall!  ~  Save your Good Stuff to swap!

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November – December 2012

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LATITUD | LONGTITUD  tejiendo tramas | tramando historias  ~ una urdimbre de historia y espacios en proyectos visuales, digitales, que buscan reflexionar sobre identidades y geografías.  En tres partes:

Bren Alvarez:  Instantánea | snapshot unraveling latitude and longitude |  installation of portraits

Merche BautistaChuuy Pixan | Bordar Alma |Embroider Soul  a composition of poetry and textile and video

Tina Escaja: 13 Lunas 13 | 13 Moons 13  un tejido digital de personales y sus flujo ~ poetry, digital installation and video.

Tina Escaja produced the following videos of LATITUD | LONGTITUD in its world premier (!) showing in Chiapas, Mexico in July 2011

Glancing back to Chiapas 2011:

Merche Bautista: Bordar Alma / Chuuy Pixán
Exposición Latitud/Longitud:             Instalación
Exposición Latitud/Longitud: Noche de Performance (1)
Noche de Performance (2) e Inauguración: Latitud/Longitud

2011 Exhibitions

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January

People Helping People Global

Sales of work hand crafted by women from a Nicaraguan cooperative


February

Mushak Pacha | Nuevos Tiempos | New Times

Contemporary paintings by brothers Inty and Yauri Muenala reflecting the traditional culture of the Kichwa of the Ecuadorian Andes.
The show ran from November 2010 to February 2011

Dos Hermanos:

Inty Muenala, Yauri Muenala, artistas indigenas contemporaneos dedicados a conservar y transmitir la simbologia y cosmologia de la cultura kichwa de los andes una cultura llena de vida y tradicion milenaria, atravez del arte y sus diferentes manifestaciones.

Las texturas terrosas, los simbolos andinos las historias milenarias y lo vivencial del mundo globalizado se cojugan en una misma propuesta donde la identidad es lo mas importante la identidad de lo diferente, la identidad de lo natural, la identidad de una nacion, (nacion Kichwa) la identidad de un simbolo, la identidad propia, como ser humano, con historia presente y futuro trangresor.

TRANSLATION:
Two brothers:

Inty Muenala and Yauri Muenala, contemporary indigenous artists devoted to preserving and sharing the cosmology of the Andean Kichwa culture–a culture filled with life and millenarian tradition–through art and its different manifestations.

The earthy textures, Andean symbols, millenarian (hi)stories and the experience of a globalized world combine in a single proposal where identity matters most: the identity of that which is different; the identity of that which is natural; the identity of a nation; the Kichwa nation; the identity of a symbol; self-identity; how to be human, with a present history and a transgressive future. (Translation by Leonora Dodge)

The opening reception on November 5th was a benefit dinner party with live Latin music, authentic food, an art show and more! The closing reception showcased a dance performance by Lisbet Conejo of Ecuador.


March – April

“.scrap.” new work by Ava Bishop

Re-assimilating fabric scraps left over from sewing projects past.
Visit Ava’s website: off white atelier.

“The Silent Canoe,” paintings by Zoe Bishop

Works in oil that reflect our ongoing contradiction between natural freedom and contrived constriction. We are reminded that by maintaining our forward motion and calling on our animal ancestral spirits for guidance; an earthly balance is within our reach. Start paddling!|

Also in April, “A Fashion Show of Designs by Ava Bishop”

May – June

“Searchers” and “Eclectic”

“Eclectic,” Erik Rehman sculpture and drawings
“Searchers,” Michelle Saffran a new photographic journey. Visit Michelle on You Tube

Also in May: the annual clothing swap


July – August

(Expo Todo Cubano) Haiti: Circle of Friends, A multi-media exhibit

Photography by Barb Leslie & Fran Stoddard
Haitian Art by Elsie Berrouet, et al
Haitian Dance by Sylvester Trefort
haitian Drumming by Stuart Paton & Friends
Todo Cubano Tony Basanta y Sus Mezclas
Curated by Cuban DJ Tony Basanta

Arte Cubano Musica Cubana Cultura Cubana | Charlas por DJ Cubano Toni Basanta Cuban Art Cuban Music Cuban Culture | Talks by Cuban DJ Toni Basanta
La filmacion incluye a musicos cubanos que viven en los 5 continentes
“La Salsa es de Cuba” by Miky Chevalier
(SALSA is from Cuba), a video featuring Cuban musicians that live on five different continents.
Video: “La Salsa es de Cuba” Compuesto por Miky Chevalier

A word from the curator, Tony Basanta:

Hi everyone,

My name is Tony Basanta. I’m a Cuban DJ who have settled down in Vermont since November 2006 and have been spinning music thru different radio stations like WRUV 90.1 FM (UVM), and other AM Stations in Colchester and Your Voice in the Valley in Warren. Since Feb 2009, I have become part of WOMM-LP 105.9 FM THE RADIATOR in Burlington with my SABROSO GUARAPO radio show

Thurs 6 – 9:30 am, www.theradiator.org
And @ WWPV 88.7 FM The Mike at Saint Michaels’ College
Thurs 12 noon – 2 pm, www.wwpv.org

Our dear friend Bren Alvarez has given me a great opportunity to celebrate Our Cuban Culture and its legacy in the Music and Arts in the United States of America since the XIXth century. So every FIRST FRIDAY of JULY and AUGUST we will be speaking about CUBAN MUSIC. TODO CUBANO y sus Mezclas (And its mixes) has to do with the marriage of many ancestral Cuban Rhythms and American Jazz, later Rock N’ Roll, The Santana Thing and beyond. So it will be a pleaure to meet you all, please pass the voice and feel welcomed.

I have a double pleasure and it will be to share these Friendly Conversations and Sounds with Photographer David Garten, – a man whose passion for my country, CUBA is being widely expressed in his Photo Vintage since long ago.

Enclosed TWO of Mr Garten’s masterpieces, he caught TWO of our most significant musicians: Grammy Winner Artist Chucho Valdes – founder of the legendary IRAKERE in 1972, – who recently received a Doctorate at Berklee College of Music (May 5th, 2011) and LAZARO ROSS (rip) the finest AKPWON = PREACHER of our heritage with Mother Africa, Awarded with international recoginitions due to his ellaborated recordings with Sintesis, Irakere, El Conjunto Folklorico Nacional and his own Ensemble.

For those who have been enjoying our radio shows, we’re also excited to announce that TODO CUBANO y sus Mezclas at FLYNN DOG July-August are only going to be better. We think you are gonna dig it. One thing is for sure – we’ll try and always work overtime, there will be lots of surprises and excitement.

Thank you very, very much,
Tony Basanta
The Cuban DJ who brings beat to VT since Nov 2006

WHO IS PEDRITO CALVO?
PEDRITO CALVO y La Nueva Justicia

CD/DVD 50 Anos = 50 Years

Egrem, 2007 | www.egrem.com.cu

Featuring a photography exposition: CUBAN MUSICIANS PORTRAITS FROM A MUSICAL ISLAND by photographer and photojournalist David Garten


September – October

Ethan Azarian and Michael Smith

New work on cardboard, canvas, paper, and wood


November – December

“AlphaBetaBestiario,” Antonello Borra

We are celebrating the publication of AlphaBetaBestiario, a new collection of poetry by Antonello Borra, translated by Blossom S. Kirschenbaum with art by Delia Robinson. Review: “Beast Wishes” by Marc Awodey, 7DAYS

“Captive,” Delia Robinson

A collection of new work by Delia Robinson.

At the opening reception, Antonello read from the original Italian and Delia read from the translations. Newly printed first editions were available and a percentage of books sales were dedicated to Green Mountain Animal Defenders.

Videographer, photographer, web designer Matt Day produced an absolutely beautiful video documentary of a reading by Antonello Borra, from his latest volume of poetry Alfabetabestiario:

2010 NAGOYA/VERMONT

NAGOYA/VERMONT: On The Planet: An International exhibition in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention on Biodiversity. Work by Vermont based artists that is be part of an international exhibition at the Nagoya Citizens Gallery in Yada, Nagoya Japan, January 27th – February 7th, 2010. The vision they offer will be shared with the 191 attendees of the UN Convention on Biodiversity to be held in Nagoya in October, 2010.

A presentation/talk/panel at 6, and then music by Occam’s Razor and reception to follow with opportunity for donations to raise some funds for the trip! The exhibit runs only from January 5th-8th because after the 8th it’s packing and flying away to Japan~ sayonara~!

Work will be auctioned thru January 10th to support the project http://benefitevents.com


Sophie Hood is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, where she received the Melissa Brown Hurlock-Hobson 1993 Award for studio art. She majored in Asian and Middle-Eastern Studies. She works in three-dimensional media, creating jewelry in both fine metals and found materials, and making larger sculptural works in welded steel, fiber, and re-purposed plastic, some of which can be worn as costumes and used in performance art. In addition, Sophie is proficient on the violin and studies Japanese. She is currently living in Hanover, NH where she works as a post-graduate Intern in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College and Visiting Artist at the Claflin Jewelry Workshop at Dartmouth College.
Statement: “I am very interested in the relationship between people and art and blurring the lines between fantasy and reality; playing with every day life and creating wonder, amusement, or even confusion through performance art. In this exhibit I am continuing my exploration of performance, using plastic bags and creating plastic bag creatures. This plastic takes over 1,000 years to decompose – to die. These beings are ancient and ageless in the eyes of humans. Like long-lived turtles, they move slowly through this world and like the alignment of the planets will only be witnessed, alive and moving, once during the exhibit. They are all different heights and they move in a line, on a journey with no end in sight. As plastic bags move through our daily lives, never given a second glance, so do these creatures. Their arms hang down to the ground, aiding in their movement. They are covered in a coat of plastic bag frills, creating a swishing/crinkling sound effect as they lumber forward, going about their daily lives.”
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Riki Moss was raised in Brooklyn, earned a BA at the University of Chicago, studied ceramics at the San Francisco Art Institute and received an MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited works in clay, encaustic and paper sculpture widely throughout New England. She was an Art Matters grant recipient and is the author of a novel published in 2009 by North Atlantic Books. For the past five years, her work has revolved around the idea of a Paper Forest, an ongoing sculpture evolving in her studio on an island North of Burlington, Vermont.
Statement:
“The Planet, the one I will live on, is forest, rock, soil, leaf, cloud, lake, rain, wet air, mold and weather. It is filled with creatures, their nests and their bones, plant, animal, insect life, one thing the food for the other, everything manifesting and decomposing like mad. It provokes me. I want to see it all, the ruinous marks made by my species as well as the tiniest hints of renewal, the left-over light. I make my portrait of the forest with abaca paper, pressed into sheets using traditional papermaking techniques, formed over various structures and merged into collaborative life forms. The experience of creating objects to populate the installation – stand-ins for a disappearing natural world – with its substitute materials and problems of structure, with its inescapable futility and replacement purpose, draw both the artist and the work, unbidden, toward shock, surprise, joy and sadness.
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Janet Van Fleet grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, then earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education. She is a founder of Studio Place Arts (SPA), a three-story community center for the visual arts in Barre, Vermont, where her studio is located. Van Fleet has been awarded grants by the Vermont Council on the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Community Foundation for the creation of three large installations. She was chosen in 2008 to create the central gateway exhibit in the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative’s Smart Art: Exploring Science and Art, which is touring to museums in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and Quebec. Van Fleet is also active as a curator, writes about the visual arts as a reviewer for Art New England, and is an editor of Vermont Art Zine.
Statement:
“Circular Statements, my work with disks in wire grids, has been described as “the architecture of spacetime.” In all the pieces in this body of work, I use the humble materials of buttons, tin disks, and the shadows they create to represent, both formally and symbolically, all the different orders of magnitude in the material universe — from sub-atomic particles through suns and galaxies. In this exhibit, created as a meditation on biological diversity and the death of species, the grids have become much looser, appearing to be torn apart, or unraveling, The edges of these grids reference not only ripping and tearing, but also growing tendrils and unwinding strands of DNA. The blank disks suggest death and extinction, but also the appearance of new life, new species, and new possibilities on the planet.”
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Janet Fredericks spent her early years in Vermont. She studied art at Green Mountain College, William Patterson College and received her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Barry University. She has had major shows, both in this country and abroad, steadily creating bodies of work informed by her interest in and observations of her natural environment. A Vermont Arts Council /National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship recipient, she has received artist residencies at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, Venice Printmaking Studio and the International School of Art, Umbria. Her current work expresses the artist’s continuing interest in water and the complexities of its language. Mysterious and sensory, Fredericks’ drawings and paintings are at once maps, conversations and prayers linking the observer to a deeper communion, a reverent awareness of the history of water as a conduit and amplifier of intuition, a repository of ever changing but expanding memories and markings.
Statement: “The water drawings evolve from the artist’s observation of the New Haven River, a local stream flowing from the mountains of Vermont. Probing the essential surface patterns, light and rock forms beneath, Fredericks has discovered in the flowing water what she calls “water’s language,” a lexicon of linear patterns consistently found in moving water. By standing in shallow water the artist is able to replicate, with a lithography crayon, the flow on heavy watercolor paper. She then makes notations and brings the paper back to her studio to add color and further visual information. This is part of on-going projects in which drawings are made in and by bodies of water, most notably the New Haven River in Lincoln, Vt.”
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2010 Exhibitions

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January

Nagoya/Vermont

Janet Fredericks, Sophie Hood, Riki Moss, Janet Van Fleet

Read more about the Nagoya/Vermont project at nagoya-vermont.blogspot.com>>

Read More about the participating artists>>


February – March

Cheap Art Isn’t Dead, It Just Smells Funny

The Boxcutter Cabaret presents a cheap art extravaganza! Featuring cardboard, house paint, cheap ideals and guaranteed lowest prices on she-she low brow art. Performance & presentations by: The Cafe des Cheap Artistes: Modern Times Theater, Bread & Puppet Theater, The Awareness Theater Co., animation by Meredith Holch & much more.

Come feast your eyes on this plethora of themes all writ large on garbage from the back allies of everywhere. See mind splitting prints. Enjoy cardboard paintings like you’ve never seen before. Read insidiously clever propaganda. Something for everyone: fake impressionist dribble, modernist who-ha, futurist babble, cubist bullshit and serious and well executed works of da-daism.

All of this nonsense brought to you by a collection of cheap artists from all corners of the country.

And, in the true spirit of cheap art, we’ve got a recession proof guarantee: All works of art FIVE DOLLARS, yes you heard right, FIVE AMERICAN DOLLARS is all it will take to bring home a piece of this historic effort.

No, cheap art isn’t dead, it just smells funny.

Note from FLYNNDOG: The Cheap Art actually doesn’t smell bad at all. Hope to see you on Friday!


May – June

Alter(ed) Ego

A group portrait, in vignettes, of those characters (real or imagined) in our lives

Alter Ego: from Latin, the Other I

Enhanced with contemporary language and due irreverence: Alter(ed) Ego: the Other I, revised, repaired, revisited
(you decide, the I’s have it, beauty in the I of the beholder, i-art in the tradition i-touch, I phone i-everything)
Less precisely, Alter Ego can also refer to the different behaviors any person may display in various situations.
Here, we are also expanding the perspective to include family and friends, who often conspire to be part of ourselves.

Participating Artists: Riki Moss, Tina Escaja, Wendy James, Marylen Grigas, Emily Anderson, Janet Van Fleet, Melanie Putz Brotz, Sharon Webster, Terry Zigmund, Sarah Kariko, Marie Davis, Bren Alvarez, Catherine Hall, Jane E. Horner, Dhyana paramitra (virtue) of meditation

Also I am proud to relay that ALTER(ed) EGO artist, Marylen Grigas, had her work from this exhibition recognized by BoxCar Poetry an online poetry review. Read the review>>

Poet, Artist and Professor of Romance Languages at UVM, Tina Escaja, produced these wonderful and inspired videos of ALTER(ed) EGO a group portrait, in vignettes, of those characters (real or imagined) in our lives:

Read More>>


June, July, August

UnAltered

Participating Artists: Riki Moss, Tina Escaja, Wendy James, Marylen Grigas, Emily Anderson, Janet Van Fleet, Melanie Putz Brotz, Sharon Webster, Terry Zigmund, Sarah Kariko, Marie Davis, Bren Alvarez, Catherine Hall, Jane E. Horner, Dhyana paramitra (virtue) of meditation


September

On The Planet (Vermont)

Japanese and American artists explore biodiversity in a three site exhibit at Studio Place Arts, Millstone Hill, Flynn Dog
Participating artists: Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert : found branches, Yoshiaki Kita : photographs, Izuru Mizutani : digital projection installation, Shige Moriya : smoke on paper, Nori Morimoto : carved wood, Anne Cummings : collage, Shinoda Ryuta : installation, Masayuki Nishimura : installation, Cheryl Betz : graphite on dictionary pages, and prints by: Ricca Ito, Sayuri Fukumaru, Sae Nakano, Maki Morimura, Miyako Suzuki, Rushia Yoshida, Takako Uemura, Eri Otsuki, Chihiro Kobayashi, Maki Sakamoto, Noriko Ishida : prints

Art Hop (Sept 10 & 11)

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 – 6pm and 7pm
Taiko Drummers

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 – 7:30pm
Shamisen Performance

Dance performance by Yukio Washio. The 20 minute performance included four different songs by Ms. Kichina Kineya as Shamisen player/singer and Yukiko Washio as dancer: Sakura, Ake no Kane, Goroh, Hanami Odori.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 – 2-3pm
Poetry Reading by Nathalie Handal

Nathalie Handal, a Palestinian-American poet from New York, will read from her newest collection of poetry, Love and Strange Horses, and from Language for a New Century, her anthology on contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian poetry. Ms. Handal’s reading is sponsored by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 – 4-6pm
Artist Talks from the On The Planet Exhibit


October

“Afterward” Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert & Janet Van Fleet

Sculptural works


November – December

Mushak Pacha | Nuevos Tiempos | New Times

Contemporary paintings by brothers Inty and Yauri Muenala reflecting the traditional culture of the Kichwa of the Ecuadorian Andes.
The show ran from November 2010 to February 2011

Dos Hermanos:

Inty Muenala, Yauri Muenala, artistas indigenas contemporaneos dedicados a conservar y transmitir la simbologia y cosmologia de la cultura kichwa de los andes una cultura llena de vida y tradicion milenaria, atravez del arte y sus diferentes manifestaciones.

Las texturas terrosas, los simbolos andinos las historias milenarias y lo vivencial del mundo globalizado se cojugan en una misma propuesta donde la identidad es lo mas importante la identidad de lo diferente, la identidad de lo natural, la identidad de una nacion, (nacion Kichwa) la identidad de un simbolo, la identidad propia, como ser humano, con historia presente y futuro trangresor.

  TRANSLATION:
Two brothers:

Inty Muenala and Yauri Muenala, contemporary indigenous artists devoted to preserving and sharing the cosmology of the Andean Kichwa culture–a culture filled with life and millenarian tradition–through art and its different manifestations.

The earthy textures, Andean symbols, millenarian (hi)stories and the experience of a globalized world combine in a single proposal where identity matters most: the identity of that which is different; the identity of that which is natural; the identity of a nation; the Kichwa nation; the identity of a symbol; self-identity; how to be human, with a present history and a transgressive future. (Translation by Leonora Dodge)

 

The opening reception on November 5th was a benefit dinner party with live Latin music, authentic food, an art show and more! The closing reception showcased a dance performance by Lisbet Conejo of Ecuador.


2008 Exhibitions

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PETER ROBINSON-SMITH

Wire Mesh Sculpture

CAROL NORTON

CYCLONE!: Colors of Iowa, from A to Z
Read the Review: “Wired and Windblown” By Marc Awodey (01.23.08)


TWISTED! Wylie Garcia and Jake Rifkin

Ink prints & textiles by Wylie Garcia
Large-scale wire sculpture by Jake Rifken
Seven Days Review of Twisted!


PERSONAL STAGES FOR DON SUNSERI

…And the third in a series of personal stages in the little alcove by Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson’s Statement I’m continuing my series of personal stages dedicated to the memory of male role models in my life with set of stages dedicated to Don Sunseri, founder of G.R.A.C.E. (Grass Roots and Community Effort). When I moved to Burlington after working with the Bread and Puppet Theater for 10 years it was my friend Don who hired me to be a facilitator for the GRACE workshop with Howard Community Services. It was through this connection that I began my 12 year career creating art and theater with adults who have extraordinary cognitive (dis)abilities. Don died in 2001 on the day the Awareness Theater Company performed a show called “Our 3rd Anniversary Celebration of our Existence”. His motto “Be yourself and do it your own way” will be featured in the 8 small stages. Accompanying the exhibit will be 3 small paper mache cats made from bicycle tube boxes.

From the GRACE web site: Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE) had its beginnings in 1975 at the St. Johnsbury Convalescent Center located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Don Sunseri, an artist newly transplanted in Vermont and needing work, found a job doing kitchen maintenance at the nursing home. He was drawn to the residents and began to feel these elders could be a source of learning and perhaps inspiration for himself. Don engaged help from the Vermont Council on the Arts and secured C.E.T.A. funding for two years of art workshops. He provided materials, encouragement and a supportive environment, using teaching skills and techniques of traditional art classes.

The workshops were received enthusiastically but the “lessons” were for the most part ignored. People would start to work and quickly be off on their own, forgetting the “how’s” and just doing their own thing. Seeing this impulse in the residents, Don responded by dropping the “lessons,” stepping back and letting the residents explore on their own. As a result, nursing home residents produced a stream of beautiful, often autobiographical art works. The art work was later organized into exhibits, slide lectures and publications. Since that time, hundreds of exhibits have traveled to galleries, museums and art centers, regionally, nationally and internationally. For more info www.graceart.org


Art Hop 2008

September – October 2008

DOG SHOWS – Selected Videos of Past FLYNNDOG Exhibitions

Open Minds :: Open Eyes :: Open Hearts

3 artists,
4 exhibitions,
raising awareness of human rights thru Art,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all

Wall
Paper maché relief sculpture in response to the horror of walls
Installation by Peter Schumann

Postering the Message
a collection of one-of-a-kind posters about the struggle for justice in occupied Palestine graphic design by Rajie Cook

17 questions about the War in Iraq
an elementary Iraq war inquiry – woodcut prints by Peter Schumann

When the personal is political – Stages for my Father
Reflections on the Civil Union debate in Vermont and the struggle for sexual identity a mixed media installation by Emily Anderson
Read More…

Assembling Toward Peace
A presentation by Rajie Cook on his Box Art & the Struggle for Justice in Palestine will be followed by a mediated discussion on the issues raised in the exhibitions and the capacity of art to raise awareness by Rajie Cook

Art beyond the Choir ~ Art beyond the Frame
The uses of art in overcoming our personal and collective reluctance to confront the political issues raised in the exhibition. An open discussion with artists Rajie Cook, Emily Anderson, Marc Estrin and others on how art and artists reveal injustice and raise social awareness. This event will be moderated by Sandy Baird.

With thanks to: Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine|Isreal, most especially Mark Hage., Outer Space Café, Chantal and Lia, Bread & Puppet, most especially Linda Elbow, The very big dog, DCF2.


IN THE WEST FROM NEAR AND FAR

Kate Hodges & Ted Springer


PALESTINE IN RESISTANCE: 1948 – 2008

Peter Schumann & Adam Beach, Sponsored by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel
Peter Schumann is the founder of Bread and Puppet Theater, in Glover, Vermont. The University of Madj, created in 2007, consists of seven large-scale paintings on fabric and chronicles the true story of a Palestinian boy named Madj, who was arrested in 2002. There was no evidence pointing to Madj’s complicity in a crime, yet today he is serving a 30-year prison sentence. Schumann has traveled to Occupied Palestine twice since 2006 and is a friend of Madj’s family.

Exhibits through June 30

SYMBOLS AND SCARS OF OCCUPATION: A Photographic Exhibit of Occupied Palestine

Photographs by Adam Beach
Adam Beach, photojournalist and filmmaker from Philadelphia, traveled throughout the West Bank, Gaza and Israel from May to June, 2007. His photographs offer a perspective on the relationships and traumas of life under Israeli military occupation. The exhibition will also include photographs of weekly nonviolent actions that take place in the West Bank.

Exhibits through June 30

In conjunction with FLYNNDOG’s June Exhibition, Symbols & Scars of Occupation: A Photographic Exhibit of Occupied Palestine, by Adam Beach, this Wednesday evening features the film premier of Adam’s documentary film, Handala, which explores Palestinians non violent struggle.

Photojournalist and filmmaker from Philadelphia, Adam traveled throughout the West Bank, Gaza and Israel from May to June, 2007. His photographs offer a perspective on the relationships and traumas of life under Israeli military occupation. The exhibition will also include photographs of weekly nonviolent actions that take place in the West Bank.

More information about the film>>


INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES

A series of Black & White Photographs by Ann Clayton Barlow


THE WHOOPSIE! Grrls by sculptor Kat Clear

An exhibition which inspired the guerrilla art project The Fab Faux


TWO MOUNTAINS, TWO WORLDS: FROM THE ADIRONDACKS TO THE ANDES

Black and White Photographs by Jeff Clarke

Burlington photographer Jeff Clarke visually explores the textures and landscapes of Tiwanaku, Bolivia and the Adirondack Mountains of NY with black and white silver gelatin prints. http://www.jclarke.com

Opening reception at FLYNNDOG for Artist Photographer Jeff Clarke
Join us on Monday eve (not Friday!) MARCH 10th
6:00 to 9:00pm for art and music
Starting @ 7PM:
BIG HEAVY WORLD with WOMM-LP 105.9 ‘THE RADIATOR’
in collaboration with 802 Booking Collective presents musicians:
Souvenir’s Young America
City of Ships
Vitals

2007 Exhibitions

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February – March

BUYER’S MARKET

(michael smith), Axel Stohlberg, Ethan Azarian
Opening Reception: February 9, 2007 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Exhibit through March.


May

PRIMAVERA 2007

Exhibit thru May 28th
a celebration of spring with an exhibition of work by Hispanic artists | una celebracion de primavera con una muestra de arte hispanica

art • song • dance • food • drink • irrepressible Latino spirit | arte • canto • baile comida • bebida • espíritu latino imperdibie

Participating Artists: Alberto Meza • Alejandro Torrens • Amaru Chiza • Andrea Mello Farley • Danilo Gonzalez • Edinelson Ramirez • Gabriela Mendez • Grisel Valdes • Hugo Martinez Cazon • Jorge Chalco • Luis Tijerina • Marco Carter

Read the Review: Viva L’Arte! – review by Marc Awodey, Seven Days
Read the Review: Primavera 2007 is Hispanic art, with universal themes – Vermont Today

Cinco de Mayo: May 5th from 2 – 4pm
A children’s reception ~ una actividad para pequeños Festejando la inauguración del Espacio Cultural Hispánico de FLYNNDOG, Ursula Georgeoglou va a dirigir una actividad para pequeños. Jugando con canciones y con Ursula (instrumentos de ruido, elementos para hacer de cuenta, “parachute”burbujas de jabón, etc)
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Celebrating the inauguration of the new Hispanic Cultural Space at FLYNNDOG, Ursula Georgeoglou will present activities with song, music & make believe for children.

Looking forward to seeing you all ~ Espero verlos a todos alli
Bren & David & Ursula & Juan Pablo


October

EVERY CLICHE IN THE BOOK

Jude Bond
A further exploration of choice cliches in mixed media two and three dimensional works
Closing Reception: October 26 from 6:30 – 8PM, Informal Gallery Talk at 7PM
Exhibit through October 27


OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Cliche based hats created by Jude Bond and other area artists
Closing Reception: October 26 from 6:30 TO 8PM, Informal Gallery Talk at 7PM

Our guests have had the following comments:
“Very imaginative”
“Quirky and Fun”
“This show is so inventive and funny – what great combinations – loved it”
“Nice installation! Beautiful work”
“Clever and Entertaining”
“Touched my heart and funny bone at the same time – delightful”
“Just fantastic…….#1 in Art Hop”
“Breathtaking in scope”
“……….. ready for prime-time!”
“Special, special, special”
“…………. imagination, creativity and humor continue to astound”
“Absolutely delightful! …… work is really uplifting”
“The bullet flowers, the fat cushions I love. The rest is also astonishing. Thank you!”


November

FLYNNDOG POETS’ NIGHT

November 9th from 7-9PM, hosted by Michael Breiner & Joshua Fuller


December

HOLIDAY CHEER

Amaru Chiza
Read the Review: Art Review in Seven Days: “South for the Winter” by Marc Awodey( 12-19-2007)
hi friends…’tis the season and you are invited to celebrate with us…
party hosted by: BrickBoxCo | Farrington Construction | Farrington Properties | Sticks & Bricks | TinBoxCo

2006 Exhibitions

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February – March

MOMENTS IN TIME: SAMOS, GREECE

group exhibit: installation and photography
Collection of recreated site specific installations and photographs

Opening reception: Friday, February 3rd, 2006 from 6-8pm
Works on view 2/1 – 3/3/2006

Participating Artists: Normajean Hultman, Sue Schlack, Devon Jacobs, Emily Simmonds, Amanda Kissell, Amy Sweetser, Kyle LaPine, Jenna Trudeau, Elizabeth Marion, Sara Vincent, Nikki Muir, Ethan Rice. Exhibit sponsored in part by Jerry Geier.

In August 2005, 17 students from Castleton State College, Champlain College, the Community College of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College and the University of Vermont traveled to Greece with Wisdom Tours on a Castleton State College Study Abroad Program. On this program students studied art history and made site specific sculptures on the Island of Samos with professors Catherine Hall and Shelley Warren.

Students were equipped with only a sculptor’s supply kit. The criteria for the sculpture assignments were to use only materials they found on the beach. After the completion and documentation of each project all materials were recycled back into the environment. During their 10 day stay on the island each student created 3 large scale site specific sculptures. The sculptures were inspired by the pristine natural beauty of this Aegean island and the ancient Samian culture.

On February 1 – March 3, 2006 at the Flynndog Gallery students will be recreating 4 site specific sculptures made on the island of Samos. There will also be a photo display documenting many of their large scale sculpture projects.


SELECTIONS FROM THE 2 RIVERS PRINTMAKING STUDIO
to celebrate five years of printmaking at the studio

Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2006 from 6-8pm

There will be an artist talk on Thursday, March 23rd at 5pm. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and cheese will be served.

Jennifer Anderson, Lois Beatty, Javier Cintron, Bill Darling, Nancy Gerlach, Rachel Gross, Sheri Hancock-Tomek, Edward Huse, Vickie Hertzberg, Debra Jayne, Judy Lampe, Elizabeth Mayor, Mary Mead, Alice Merrill, Ann Semprebon, and Sue Shiller will be among the artists exhibiting a selection of prints in a full range of printmaking techniques including relief methods, monotype, solarplate and photo-etching, traditional and non-traditional intaglio and stone lithography.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, in downtown White River Jct., VT opened its doors in April 2001. A non-profit arts and educational organization, Two Rivers’ mission is to support working artists’ exploration of printmaking media and techniques, and to build interest in the art and history of the print through workshops, lectures and exhibitions. The studio maintains a regular exhibition program at the studio of the work of artist members in solo and group exhibitions, and an annual juried exhibition, of artists working in Vermont and New Hampshire, each fall. TwoRiversPrintmaking.com


CIRCULAR STATEMENTS

an exhibit of Janet Van Fleet’s wall-hung paintings on metal plates
See more on her website


July – August

DRAGON PEOPLE and Other Stories by Nicholas Hecht

Including new paintings from the “Road Series,” “the Dragon People Series,” and other works large, small, and exotic, and sculpture as well.
Opening reception during the First Friday Art Walk on July 7, 2006, 5:30 – 8:00p.m.
Exhibit thru August 31st


November – December

FORM N TIME

by Eben Markowski & Homer Wells
Metal | Wax | Video
Opening Reception: Nov. 10, 6pm – 8pm with music by The Dirt Miners