BEE Happy: Earth Day 2022
April 22 - May 29
Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-1pm and by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 22nd marks the 52nd Earth Day and this year we honor the mighty BEE! The Arts Bus & White River Craft Center are collaborating to bring you BEE Happy -an immersive art installation, art scavenger hunt, and community seed station – to celebrate our most important pollinator and bring attention to the essential role it plays in our ecosystem and build a happy buzz about town.
In a two-part show made in collaboration with The Arts Bus, the White River Craft Center will showcase a collection of artwork celebrating the mighty BEE! In the Craft Center gallery, a “Bee Happy in Vermont!” mural assembled by community members of every age will be on display, surrounded by images of bees, fields & flowers, tractors & buses, fields & clouds – original drawings by local artists, Phil Godenschwager and Valerie Schoolcraft colored in by elementary students from Randolph, Chelsea, Tunbridge & Braintree.
In downtown Randolph, The Chandler Art Gallery organized a BEE Creative scavenger hunt looking for original bee-related art that will be hidden along a route in downtown Randolph on Earth Day. Everyone is invited to go on the hunt! Area Artists Joan Feierabend, Sally Penrod, Jim Robinson, Becky Wright, and more have created a collection of Bee-inspired art that people can look for and claim as reminders of the importance of Bees in our food production and survival. Scavenger Hunt directions will be available at 9:30 at Chandler Gallery at 71 North Main Street. We request people claim only one piece per family but hope you will search for them all. This is part of a community art effort to remind people about the importance of bees led by The White River Craft Center and Arts Bus In advance of the installation of a Pollinator Mural by Phil Godenschwager later this summer.
This BEE Happy Earth Day by The Arts Bus & White River Craft Center is possible thanks to grants from Lamson-Howell Foundation, Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, Vermont Arts Council and Town Appropriations. Phil Godenschwager’s bee mural has been sponsored by Randolph Arts & Culture Committee.
September 24 - November 14, 2021
Artists & Writers and Friends of Mental Health Clara Martin Center participated in this 6th annual community art show entitled: Art of Resilience: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery. This exhibition celebrates mental health and creative expression as an essential part of overall well-being. This exhibition is a community partnership between the Clara Martin Center and the White River Craft Center.
July 10 - September 5, 2021
The White River Craft Center and Chandler Center for the Arts are pleased to present Hidden Messages: Old and New, A Fiber Arts Exhibition.
This two-part invitational show is held at both arts organizations and opens July 10th through September 5th, 2020.
The Chandler Gallery features fiber artists from the Surface Design Association of Vermont who break the boundaries of traditional fabric work. The White River Craft Center showcases traditional and contemporary quilts created by local talents. Each exhibition explores meaning and intent behind each work.
In collaboration with these exhibitions is the Porch Quilt Scavenger Hunt organized by the East Valley Community Group throughout the month of July, visit www.EastValleyCommunityGroup.com for more information.
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November 9, 2020 - January 29, 2021
Art of Coping: Creativity & Inspiration during Covid-19
The Clara Martin Center celebrates their fifth annual art show Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness, and Recovery with this year’s theme, the importance of art during this global pandemic. Over twenty local artists and writers share their diverse mediums and inspired reflections. Through this exhibition mental health and creative expression are celebrated as an essential part of overall well being. All are encouraged to visit the exhibition in person at the White River Craft Center and explore the online gallery. This show is a community partnership between the Clara Martin Center and the White River Craft Center.
About the Annual Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness, and Recovery Art Show:
This annual exhibition began when the Clara Martin Center was celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016 with the idea of supporting mental health and challenging the stigma surrounding it. This sparked the Clara Martin Center to host the Me-2 Orchestra and the first Celebrating Creativity Art and Poetry Show. Clara Martin Center is a local non-profit organization, providing mental health and substance abuse services to Orange County and greater Upper Valley communities. For more information visit www.claramartin.org.
This year, Randolph celebrated Earth Day by hosting a community pop–up installation and a virtual exhibition. This community collaboration honors our planet, our resilience, and our collective hope for a better future. A project by community Art Enablers at The Arts Bus, Chandler Art Gallery, Randolph Elementary School and The White River Craft Center.
A virtual exhibition of 'Inspiring Hope' originally scheduled for Spring 2020. An in person will be scheduled when its safe.
A Community Collaborative ART pop-up installation at in front of the Chandler Center for the Arts, Art Gallery. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of EARTH DAY while maintaining safe social distancing.
The Day of the Dead is a beautiful Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st, honoring loved ones who have passed. This year, from October 25th -November 1st, The White River Craft Center will feature a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Altar in honor of those we've lost from COVID-19. The Altar will be installed on the lawn of the White River Craft Center for all to view and contribute artwork or written thoughts if so moved. We also encourage community participation by creating an altar at home and sharing photos with us! This program is a collaboration between the WRCC and community partners Deycy Diaz and Susan Mills.
White River Craft Center Lawn
October 25 - November 1, 2020
Author, Susan Mills
February 14 - June 1, 2020
Janet Cathey’s work celebrates the simplicity and striking beauty of nature. A local printmaker and art educator, Cathey uses playful abstraction to create depth and movement in each
print. Her contemplation of natural shapes results in a vibrant perspective.
Learn more about the artist and show at OurHerald.com