Block Gallery & Coffee House Just another WordPress site Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:50:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Poet Reading November 4, Sunday, 2-4 pm Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:49:42 +0000 admin

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Fright Night- International Horror Films

October 19, 26,and 30th 6-8 pm

AAAHHHHH!!! Did somebody say FRIGHT NIGHT!?! Join us for 3 nights in October from 6-8pm , in conjunction with “Haunted Winooski,” where we’ll be showing some international horror films! Come cozy up with some BEER and POPCORN or one of our signature coffee drinks if …you’re brave enough ;) safety in numbers!!!

19th: Shaun of the Dead (British)
26th: Let the Right Ones In (Swedish)
30th: Chankushini (Japanese)

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Bethany Farrell: Body Casts & Other Works the Month of September Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:16:28 +0000 admin

Bethany Farrell: Body Casts & Other Works

Artist Reception September 21,2012 5-7pm

Our bodies are the vessels that carry us, that harbor our souls, that feed and nourish our children, and that feel both exhilaration and pain. This diverse series, done over several years, is unified by its central feminine theme that expands upon these notions. It is a collection of personally expressive pieces as well as work commissioned by other women.

The casts document specific times in the lives of each woman represented whether pregnant or otherwise. The imagery on each cast is an inscription of important symbols that tell their stories.

The drawing and paintings are, in a way, self-portraits, that explain my relationship with nature, my children, aging and mortality.

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Wastescapes Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:16:57 +0000 admin

Wastescapes by Anne Cummings Closing Show August 31, 5-7pm

 Wastescapes by Anne Cummings

Eco-Artist Anne Cummings creates with her convictions to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Anne’s show at Block Gallery for the month of August will include a comprehensive collection of works from her most series using exclusively post-consumer waste as her artistic medium. Her intent is to raise awareness about the volume of human waste we create, and its toll on places of natural beauty, even in a state considered as ‘green’ as Vermont. All the materials used to create Anne’s Wastescapes, were collected o

n the backroads, snowplow turnarounds, and roadside picnic areas from each of the fourteen counties of Vermont.

In the Local Food series, the images are meant to represent vivid and colorful depictions of the food items originally contained in this roadside waste, such as the chickens used to create the chicken nuggets and sandwiches produced by a well-known fast food brand.

The Climate Change pieces are more spontaneous and somewhat abstract images of Vermont landscapes, many with organic rather than traditional geometric shaped “canvases.” At first glance, they are pleasing natural compositions, which is belied by the manmade discarded waste from which they are constructed, as well as the underlying theme of ecological change in the landscapes they depict.

ReWreath is a series of works which gives a contemporary twist to the traditional wreath form, using collections of recycled materials and other repurposed “post-consumer waste” to create unexpected decorative statements.
Anne’s involvement in the arts has been a lifelong pursuit. Anne holds degrees in studio art and art history from Ohio University and a Master’s degree from Saint Michael’s College in Creative Arts in Education. Her current goal is to use her eco-art to support environmental causes.

Anne has worked professionally in the arts in many capacities. She has been a business owner, exhibition coordinator and designer, museum store manager, artists’ representative, graphic artist, grants writer, member of a fiber artists’ cooperative, and art consultant. She is currently an art educator at Colchester High School and a working studio artist.

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July Art Showing “Into the Heart” nature photos by Karen Lloyd Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:29:52 +0000 admin

Into the Heart

Art Reception July 13, 5-7pm.



Karen J. Lloyd continues to explore the realm of natural aesthetics, embracing whimsical beauty through her digital photography to invoke an emotional thread between us and the animals and landscapes amongst us.*** ART WILL BE UP THROUGHOUT JULY ***
This event is the artist reception
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SunflowersTrumpet Life Mon, 21 May 2012 18:48:30 +0000 admin

Paula BradleySunflowers Trumpet Life

Paula Bradley

Opening June 2, 2012 5-7pm

On Exhibit throughout June



Growing lofty and majestic, a joyful looking plant, these blossoms have faces that tracks the warmth of the sun. The various stages of development give meaning to their longevity and glorification. From early seedlings to the final perishing petals, the evolving patterns mimic life that I remember…

My art is not just about natural talents, but a progression of teachings, learning’s, and desires. Feel, learn, open up, practice, and much more of the same. I would rather not “copy” the colors of the scene, but rather discover the bond between my inspiration, and the image. The use of color and light is a crucial element for promoting a psychological link directly to the piece. I paint as if there is an honest and emotional connection between the works, myself, and the viewer; provoking a conceptual relationship that is beyond the straightforward and prettified painting.

Paula has a degree in Art Education and is a BFA graduate from Lyme Academy of Art in Painting..

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Book Launch and Signing Party Wed, 02 May 2012 20:41:04 +0000 admin At The Block on Sunday  6-8pmThe Natural Building Companion

Book Launch and Signing Party!

Wednesday May 16 6-8 pm

Join Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton in celebrating the release of their book, The Natural Building Companion:  A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction, published by Chelsea Green Publishing.  Enjoy appetizers, wine, and café beverages at the fabulous Block Gallery in Winooski while chatting, talking shop, and appreciating all the many minds and hands that went into creating this work that will transform the way we build and live.

Ace McArleton, author of the forthcoming book:
The Natural Building Companion:  A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

Ace McArleton, Instructor
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Warren, VT
Professional Semester in Integrative Design/Build

Ace McArleton, Co-owner
New Frameworks Natural Building, LLC
56 Platt St, Winooski VT 05404
            802 917 4059

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Secret Heliotropes Tue, 01 May 2012 13:32:19 +0000 admin

11 am - 1 pm @ The Block May 27,2012Secret Heliotropes

Sunday, May 27, 2012

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come enjoy a lazy Sunday morning listening to music while sipping your Latte or Earl Grey Tea. The Secret Helitropes will be joing us before they head home. You can follow the links below to have a listen if you haven’t                                 heard them play before.


Secret Heliotropes: Ted Looby, Remy de Laroque and Dan Stauss

For more information:

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Waking Windows 2 Tue, 01 May 2012 13:02:07 +0000 admin Waking Windows 2

May 10-12,2012

Multiple venues through out Downtown Winooski

Waking Windows 2 is a three-day music & arts festival presented by the local music & arts production company Angioplasty Media with help from the Winooski Community Partnership. It will showcase local, regional, and nationally touring musicians & artists at locations in Downtown Winooski.

There will be performances in a variety of venues in the downtown area including the Monkey House, the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Winooski Welcome Center, the Stoplight Gallery, the parking garage, and the Block Gallery & Coffeehouse.

Here at the Block we will have:

Comedy on Friday, May 11 at 3pm.

Folk Music on Saturday, May 12 at 5pm  in conjunction with our art opening 5-7 pm .

Please check back for details, as we know more about who is performing we will let you know as well!

On Saturday May 12th, there will  also be an Arts Fair in the Winooski Welcome Center.

Perfromers include The Blow (Brooklyn, New York), Death Vessel (Providence, Rhode Island), Kurt Weisman (Brattleboro), BRENDA (Portland, Maine), CRINKLES (Brooklyn, New York), PORCHES. (Philidelphia), Myshkin (Seattle), the Milkman’s Union (Portland, Maine), as well as locals Waylon Speed, Anders Parker Cloud Badge, DJ Disco Phantom, Greg Davis, SWALE, Paper Castles, Maryse Smith, the Smittens, and many more.

For more info:

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Green Up Day Winooski Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:25:20 +0000 admin Green Up Day Winooski

Green Up Day in Winooski

Saturday, May 5, 8:30

May 5th is Green Up Day and were kicking it off at the gallery – come enjoy a FREE BREWED CUP OF coffee at 8:30 AM Saturday and grab a green bag!

Green Up’s mission is to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day and raising public awareness about the benefits of a litter-free environment.





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