Experience Studio Place Arts (SPA), a vibrant, three-floor, non-profit community visual arts center in historic downtown Barre, Vermont. Our mission is to enrich people around the region by making the visual arts accessible to everyone through education, art exhibitions (free of charge) and contact with working artists. Join us and be part of a dynamic art community.
In the Galleries:
Pleased to Meet You - Silent Auction -
The Feast of Fools
March 27 - May 12, 2018
Reception & BASH:
Friday, April 20th from 7-9pm
In the main floor gallery:
Pleased to Meet You! This show involving 20 local artists brings to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the non-human variety.
In the second floor gallery:
Silent Auction to benefit SPA Programs: Artwork, crafts, antiques and many other items are on display starting March 27. Bidding concludes at the BASH on April 20th.
In the third floor gallery:
The Feast of Fools by Hannah Morris - Painted collages and soft sculpture installations exploring the intersection of the sublime, the absurd, and the mundane in recognizable moments and places.
BASH (Big Arty SPA Happening):
Fri, April 20th from 7-9pm
Enjoy great art, music & eats – and help raise funds for SPA art programs. Musical performance by Old Rocket, a Southern Old-Time String band including Dana and Susan Robinson, and special guest Tom MacKenzie. Cash bar.
Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event
(Quick Tip: Tickets may be purchased online using Paypal - go to "Support.")
Performances for the BASH on April 20th:
Main Floor Performance:
Old Rocket is the Southern Old-Time Stringband iteration of the folk duo, Dana and Susan Robinson. Dana and Susan play rockin', soulful, passionate old-time music predominantly from North Carolina and West Virginia. With special guest Tom MacKenzie.
Third Floor Performance:
Jairo will perform an eclectic selection of acoustic Latin American and Jazz music.
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In the Media:
Talk of the Town - 'Arty Party'
The Times Argus, April 11, 2018
by David Delcore
'Pleased to Meet You' SPA Creates a World of Fantasy
Times Argus, April 7, 2018
by Mary Gow
'Golden' at SPA: Are They Really Golden Years?
Times Argus, February 3, 2018
by Mary Gow
Art Review: 'Painting as Language' by Matthew Monk
Seven Days, Jan. 10, 2018
by Amy Lilly
*Matthew Monk is a resident studio artist at SPA
'Celebrate' Community Arts at Studio Place Arts
Times Argus, November 16, 2017
by Jim Lowe
photos by Stefan Hard
Time Argus Best of the Best Readers' Choice Award winner for 2017 Best Art Gallery and Runner Up Best Art School.
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