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    12th Annual Holiday Show

    12th Annual Holiday Show

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    Through Dec. 31

    Original, handmade and hand-printed art and fine crafts from 25 regional artists, including pastel drawings by Judy Albright, woodblock prints by Ray Hudson, bee quilts by Hope Johnson and more. at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). 802-382-9222.

    Dana Simson

    Dana Simson

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    Through Jan. 11, 2020

    It’s increasingly common for artists to take up the cause of endangered species, and for good reason. But perhaps not many use the medium of ceramics. In an exhibition titled “the animals are innocent” at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Maryland artist, author and environmentalist Dana Simson presents ceramic boats as well as paintings featuring animals and a message. Unlike grim images of starving polar bears and plastic-entangled turtles, however, Simson’s works are gaily colorful and kind of adorable. But if her folk-art style is beguiling, her goal is serious: to show that animals are losing habitat and food resources, and suffering as a result of pollution and climate change. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    'Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform'

    'Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform'

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    Through Jan. 11, 2020

    As everyone knows, you really can’t start too early on your Halloween, um, celebrations — especially when real life is scaring the bejesus out of you. Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is totally down with this, offering not just an exhibition titled “Conjuring the Dead” but a related series of spook-minded speakers. On view are photographs and original artworks acquired by Solomon Wright Jewett (1808-94), a Vermont farmer and legislator who claimed a special superpower: curing ailments and bringing the deceased back to life. Other artifacts in the show provide context for the rise of 19th-century spiritualism. See website for schedule. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Talk: Ken Gonzales-Day

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    Thu., Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m.

    The artist, author and professor lectures on "Decolonizing the Museum: Absence, Distance & Naming in the Profiled Series." Room 216. at McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    One World Library Project

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    Thu., Nov. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Jaclyn Davidson provides perspective in “Hands in Outreach: Giving Nepali Girls a Future Through Education." at Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    Karaoke

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    Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

    at Hatch 31 in Bristol. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    Village Health Grand Opening Art Contest

    Village Health Grand Opening Art Contest

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    Through Nov. 29

    Professionals, amateurs, adults and children, including groups are invited to submit work in all mediums for display. Send digital submission by November 30 to info@villagehealthvt.com. Cash prizes. Rules and entry forms at villagehealthvt.com. at Village Health in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    Holiday Market at the Falls

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    Through Nov. 30

    Original and affordable works of art in photography, ceramics, painting, glassware and jewelry. at Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    'Cemeteries of Addison County'

    'Cemeteries of Addison County'

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    Through Nov. 30

    Photography by Kathryn Wyatt that portrays the quiet beauty of local cemeteries through an artistic lens. at Lincoln Library in Lincoln. Middlebury Area (map).

    MuseumLab

    MuseumLab

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    Through Dec. 8

    A diverse array of pieces from the museum’s collection selected by professors from a variety of disciplines; visitors are invited to observe the reactions sparked when this “teaching laboratory” displays art supporting various college courses. at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    'Votes … for Women?'

    'Votes … for Women?'

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    Through Dec. 8

    Voter suppression continues to be an issue in this country, targeting people of color in particular. Against that backdrop, Middlebury College has mounted an exhibition of photos, banners and other ephemera that chronicles the American suffragist movement. Women finally won the right to vote in 1920, making next year the 100th anniversary of the campaign to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It also promises to be a uniquely contentious election year. 2020 vision, anyone? at Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Small Works

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    Through Dec. 31

    A curated exhibition of new and favorite small-scale works by the gallery's established and emerging artists. at Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Corrine Yonce

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    Through Feb. 29, 2020

    "Somewhere Between Place and Home," a multimedia exploration of three projects by the community organizer, artist and documentarian that considers what it means when one's primary residence is something other than fully home. at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    'One Flea Spare'

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    Nov. 21-23, 7:30 p.m.

    Set in London in 1665, the year of the plague, Naomi Wallace's Obie Award-winning play examines the distinction between master and servant. at Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $6-15.
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    • Adelaide Murphy Tyrol @ North Branch Nature Center

      • Through Dec. 31
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      • Thu., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. $34.75-76.75.

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    • Sonja Olson @ Norman Williams Public Library

      • Through Dec. 31
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      • Thu., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. $34.75-76.75.
    • 'Mythic' @ Sylvan Adams Theatre, Segal Centre for Performing Arts

      • Through Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 24, 2 & 7 p.m. $53-67.
    • Margaret Dwyer @ AVA Gallery and Art Center

      • Nov. 22-Dec. 28
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      • Fri., Nov. 22, 7 p.m. $10

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