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Vermont Events in August
ECHO: Rock Collectors Camp: Awesome Arrowheads 4/25/14 - 4/25/15
Is Kryptonite real? Can you really turn an animal into a diamond? Come uncover the rockin’ world of geology at ECHO. Campers will learn where to find different rocks in Vermont, discover their special properties, and explore their unique uses. Ranging from fossils to flint, campers will leave each day with an awesome new rock for their home collections! For grades K - 5th. Aftercare available until 5 p.m. for an additional fee. Visit www.echovermont.org/camps or call 1-802-864-1848 x 142 for more information.
ECHO Presents: Keva Planks: The Fusion of Art and Science 5/24/14 - 9/1/14
From architects, engineers, designers and artists to teacher and kids and adults of all ages, KEVA planks is a meaningful activity for everyone. 15,000 Keva planks ensure that there is plenty of design and creativity to go around. Every plank is identical so you spend no time searching for special pieces or connectors. Just start stacking and see where it goes. Towers can go to the ceiling. Battlefields can go wall to wall
In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America 6/14/14 - 9/1/14
Exquisite and powerful paintings by Monet, Manet, Degas and other French Impressionist masters will be on display this summer at Shelburne Museum in a new exhibition curated by Tom Denenberg, the Museum’s director and European paintings scholar, Margaret Burgess. This exhibition showcases Shelburne Museum’s renowned collection of French painting as well as significant loans from private collections and from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Masterpieces such as Edouard Manet’s striking Blue Venice; Gustave Courbet’s moody and mesmerizing Nature Morte: Still Life; and Claude Monet’s majestic Meules, Effet de Neige (Grainstacks, Snow Effect). The centerpiece of the exhibition, Monet’s Le Pont, Amsterdam (The Drawbridge, Amsterdam), is the very first painting by Monet to become part of an American collection and a tour de force of Monet’s Impressionist style. Acquired in Paris by Louisine Havemeyer, mother of Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb, the painting is a favorite at Shelburne Museum and a “Rosetta Stone” in the history of American collecting. Presented alongside five other examples of Monet’s work in the exhibition, The Drawbridge, Amsterdam is a critical visual document that demonstrates the ways in which Impressionism became an international grammar of seeing. Its enduring presence at Shelburne Museum exemplifies how crucial Louisine and H.O. Havemeyer were in “bridging the gap” between the American and French art worlds and in bringing Impressionism to America. Due to the new modern galleries in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, audiences in Vermont will be able to see Electra Havemeyer Webb’s full collection of Impressionist paintings in a museum gallery setting for the first time, allowing each visitor to experience the revolutionary genius of these masterpieces. On display in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education’s Cynthia O. and Donald B. Murphy Gallery June 14 through September 1.
The Air National Guard Mobile Experience at Champlain Valley Fair 8/28/14 - 8/31/14
The Air National Guard Mobile Experience is a free interactive experience that provides people an opportunity to participate in simulated challenges that replicate the real-life experiences of Air Guard men and women during Basic Military Training, technical training and on drill weekend. Participants will also visit an interactive uniform experience, where they can digitally view themselves wearing the Air Guard uniform from their chosen career field. The experience is designed to educate Americans about Air Guard’s dual role in serving our nation and local communities. To learn more, visit GoANG.com.
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