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Elizabeth Graves-Vitu and Laurent Pie, carillon

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Elizabeth Graves-Vitu is the Carillonneur for the cities of Perpignan and Carcasonne, France. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 31st season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

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July 1, Friday

Sheldon Museum's Pops Concert: Vermont Philharmonic

7:30 PM, Grounds behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts

The Sheldon Museum’s annual outdoor Pops Concert and fireworks are a Vermont summer tradition for Lake Champlain area families and tourists. Celebrate the anniversary of Independence Day with a concert of Broadway standards, pops, and patriotic music performed by the Vermont Philharmonic. The concert takes place in the meadow behind Middlebury College's Mahaney Center for the Arts, with commanding views of the Green Mountains, followed by a glorious fireworks display. The grounds will open at 5:30 PM for picnicking, with the concert beginning at 7:30. (Rain site is in the adjacent Middlebury College athletic complex.) The evening will close with vivid fireworks–rain or shine. Be sure to bring flashlights, chairs, blankets, and a picnic. Tickets: Adult $25, Youth $10; children under 12 admitted free; on sale at 802.388.2117, or at the Sheldon Museum at 1 Park Street in Middlebury.

 

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George Matthew Jr., carillon

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

George Matthew Jr. is the Carillonneur for both Middlebury College and Norwich University. He will be playing American music composed for the Carillon. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 31st season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

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July 8, Friday

Public Sculpture Walking Tour

12:00 PM, Starting at the Middlebury College Museum of Art

Come enjoy Middlebury College’s beautiful campus and its incredible collection of public art. On this walking tour, museum interns Claire Borre ’18 and Matt Gillis ’18 introduce highlights from the college’s large and distinguished collection of outdoor sculpture.

Rain or shine. Free

Pictured: Detail of J. Pindyck Miller ’60, Youbie Obie, 1972-75, 1985, Corten steel. Photo Matt Gillis ’18

 

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Laura Ellis, carillon

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Laura Ellis is the Carillonneur at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 31st season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

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Tattooing Demonstration and Sake Bar

11:00 AM–6:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Tattoo artist Nakona Macdonald of Blue Dragon Tattoo in San Francisco gives a six-hour tattooing demonstration in the Lower Lobby of Mahaney Center for the Arts, followed by a Japanese sake cash bar from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art through August 7.  Sponsored by the Museum and Frog Alley Tattoo of Middlebury. Free

Photo Jordan Miller, aka Porcelain

Festival on the GreenJuly 10-16, Sunday-Saturday

Middlebury Summer Festival-on-the-Green

See festival website for times, Middlebury Village Green

The  annual Festival on-the-Green, celebrating its 38th season, is a 2016 Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Summer Event.” This free, family-friendly performing arts festival, supported by community donations, offers 17 performances over 7 days. Events happen rain or shine under the big white tent on the Middlebury Village Green. Generous sponsorship is provided by Middlebury College, the Town of Middlebury, and many businesses and individuals. Free; donations welcome. www.festivalonthegreen.org

 

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Elena Sadina, carillon

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Elena Sadina is the Carillonneur for the Middlebury Summer Russian Language School and Belgian Carillon School. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 31st season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

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Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil: I Will Keep a Light Burning

Starting at 8:45 PM, Battell Beach

This spectacular outdoor installation by artist Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil uses 800 candles to render an image of the night sky as it will be visible in 100 years: July, 16, 2116.  The installation celebrates this year’s Centennial of Middlebury College’s French School (1916-2016), and points ahead to  the next century. Please help our students honor the Language Pledge by keeping English speaking to a minimum at this event. Free

Pictured: I Will Keep a Light Burning by Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Centre Beaubourg, Paris, 2014

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Gallery Talk: Paul Strand in Context

4:30 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Long-time photographer Jim Blair shares his observations about Paul Strand’s working method and choice of subjects, as well as some thoughts on his approach to printing, toning, and cropping. He also elaborates on Strand’s use of a Deardorff camera and provides additional insights into the workings of the camera, an example of which is on loan to the exhibit from Blair’s collection. Offered in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition Paul Strand in Vermont: 1943–1946. Free

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Sergei Gratchev, carillon

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Sergei Gratchev is the Carillonneur for the Middlebury Summer Russian Language School and also for the city of Hulst, Netherlands. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 31st season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free

Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

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Opening Reception: Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case

5:30 – 7:00 PM, McCullough Student Center, Center Gallery

This new exhibition of works by local photographer Timothy Case is on view through October 2016. The photographs present a variety of landscapes from around the country that are attuned to the effects of human interaction with the natural world. Six Middlebury College students curated and installed this exhibition as the culmination of the MuseumWorks 2016 summer internship program. Hear brief remarks from the artist and curators at 6:00 P.M. Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Center for Careers and Internships, and the Center Gallery Student Curator Fund. Free

Timothy Case, Marin County, April 2014, digital inkjet print

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July 27-31, Wednesday-Sunday

Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble: U.S.A.

8:00 PM, Burgess Meredith Little Theatre, Bread Loaf campus

Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble stages a major theatrical production every summer. This year's play is U.S.A. by Paul Shyre, based on the major work of American writer John Dos Passos.

Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis; make reservations at 802-443-2771. Limited to 4 per patron. PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday and Friday are already reserved out.

Pictured: Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble members Jonathan Fried and Cindy Rosenthal in a scene from U.S.A.

 

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Amy Heebner '93, carillon

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Amy Heebner, Middlebury College class of ’93, is the City Carillonneur for Albany, New York. Middlebury College’s Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 31st season with a fine group of musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at http://go.middlebury.edu/carillon

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