Upcoming events: Pop-up art exhibit opens in Manchester; holiday fund-raiser for oncology clinic; and Marlboro College hosts arts weekend

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Nov. 24: Manchester pop-up gallery exhibit opens

"Feast of Venus 1”, a 5 x 9 foot masterpiece by  Elizabeth Torak will be unveiled at Helmholz Fine Art.

Feast of Venus 1, a 5 x 9 foot masterpiece by Elizabeth Torak, will be unveiled at Helmholz Fine Art.

Helmholz Fine Art brings a unique art experience to 203 Depot St., in Manchester, with the opening of a “pop-up” gallery.

Featuring more than 100 works of art from national award winning artists who are all masters of their techniques and rare mediums, it features Elizabeth Torak, Lisa Cueman, Douglas Flackman, Louis Guarnaccia, Mark Wilson Meunier, Elizabeth and Thomas Torak, Kathryn Jaliman and Margot Nimiroski.

Opening night will take place Saturday, Nov. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be an unveiling of the acclaimed Feast of Venus 1, a 5 x 9 foot masterpiece by award-winning artist, Elizabeth Torak. Attendees will enjoy a dinner presented with the generosity of Best of Vermont, Vermont Spirits, H. N. Williams, Dorset Union Store, Al Ducci’s and the Equinox Resort.

The exhibition “A Moveable Feast” and the opening are open to the public. For details or answers to any questions call 802-855-1678 or email lisa@helmholzfineart.com.

A percentage of the proceeds from all art sales during the exhibition will be donated to Hunger Free Vermont. For more information on the exhibit, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/997444766948059/

Dec. 1: Hearts of Hope to benefit hospital oncology clinic

Sponsored by Springfield Medical Care Systems and the Volunteers of Springfield Hospital, Hearts Of Hope 2014 provides an opportunity to remember a loved one, a friend, a co-worker or someone battling cancer with a hand-made ornament. When you make a contribution of $10 or more, an ornament will be placed on a holiday tree at Springfield Hospital.


Springfield Hospital’s Hearts Of Hope 2014  provides an opportunity to remember a cancer-stricken loved one.

All funds will go toward the purchase of items for the support and comfort of  patients at the Springfield Hospital Oncology Clinic.

At 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, there will be a tree dedication ceremony in the cafeteria at Springfield Hospital, 25 Ridgewood Road in Springfield. Refreshments will be provided.

Beginning Dec. 2, the tree will be displayed at Springfield Hospital in the Level C Lobby just beyond the main entrance and the Information Desk. If unable to attend the dedication ceremony on Dec. 1, stop by the hospital between Dec. 2 and Dec. 30 to pick up your ornament.

Contribution forms will be available at the Information Desk and Oncology Clinic at Springfield Hospital, at Rockingham Medical Group in Bellows Falls, Ludlow Health Center in Ludlow, Chester Family Medicine in Chester, Springfield Health Center in Springfield and Charlestown Family Medicine in Charlestown, N.H. For more information, call Sandy Peplau at 802-885-7686 or email speplau@springfieldmed.org.

Dec. 5: Marlboro College weekend celebrates Winter Arts Festival

Marlboro College announces a celebration of the arts and a ceremonial launch of the new Snyder Center for the Visual Arts, 2582 South Road in Marlboro, on the weekend of Dec. 5 to Dec. 7. The Winter Arts Festival will start with a groundbreaking at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, followed by open studios and a reception. All events are free and open to the public.

Marboro College logoThe groundbreaking will take place in the arts quadrangle behind the Woodard Building, followed by a reception in the dining hall and open studios, where visitors can see works-in-progress by talented students in both the visual and performing arts.  Open studios will take place in the Woodard, Baber, Gander and Appletree buildings.

Visitors on Friday, Dec. 5, are invited to dinner in the College’s dining hall, starting at 5:30 p.m. for $8 cash,  then enjoy “Dances in the Rough,” a night of performance featuring new dance works created by students and visiting dance professor Hana van der Kolk, “Dances in the Rough” will be held at the dance studio in the Serkin Center for the Performing Arts, at 7:30 p.m. for both Friday and Saturday night.

The Winter Arts Festival continues at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, , when the theater program presents “Melancholy Play” in Whittemore Theater, produced by Marlboro students and directed by visiting theater faculty Rosalie Purvis. This humorous and heartwarming contemporary farce by Sarah Ruhl will be followed by “Dances in the Rough,” performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Serkin Center for Performing Arts.

At 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, Marlboro presents cellist Paul Cohen and pianist Robert Merfeld playing a program of six cello sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi, part of the Music for a Sunday Afternoon series in Ragle Hall. After the Vivaldi concert a second showing of “Melancholy Play” in Whittemore Theater will take place at 7 p.m.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson


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