Body as Vessel opening this Saturday

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Please join us Saturday, June 6th for the opening reception of Body As Vessel, an exhibition of sculpture and painting at the ONE Arts Center. Featuring the work of four artists, Donna Ellery, Sande French-Stockwell, Alexis Kyriak, and Janice Walrafen, the show explores the mind/body relationship and the nature of being. Is the body simply a container for our physical components, or does it hold more?

Reception Saturday, June 6th 6-8 pm
June 6th-30th, summer hours by appointment
ONE Arts Center, 72 North Champlain


Time to plan for summer!

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Sign Up for Summer Creative Camp!

8:30am-3pm or 5:15pm
Ages 5-12
Taught by Mary Fitzgerald with special guest teachers!

Register your child for a week of creativity at ONE Arts or select the days you need! We will spend our days making sculptures, painting, practicing drama, story telling, dancing, and having a lot of adventures. Each week of creative camp will feature new activities, themes, and special guest teachers including local musicians and artists! These are days focused on fun, and all the different ways an artist can express themselves. We’ll get outside and head to a playground after lunch (weather permitting)! Extend care to 5:15pm for an additional $20 per child! Please pack lunch. Snacks will be provided. After signing up here, please fill out the online registration form to provide us with important allergy and emergency information for your child. If signing up for a full week, select the Monday from the pull down menu when buying your tickets, or just the days you need!


Daily: $60 per child, $50 for Members, and $30 siblings
Weekly: $250, $150 for siblings
Extended care available for an additional $20 per day, $10 siblings

Only 12 slots available!


June 29th – July 3rd
July 6th – 10th
July 13th – 17th
July 20 – 24th
July 27th – 31st
August 3rd – 7th
August 10th – 14th

About Mary:

Mary Fitzgerald is a twenty-one year old student from St.Johnsbury, Vermont. She moved to Burlington last fall to begin taking classes and working after two years filled with various travel and work experiences. In the spring of 2013, Mary flew to Panama to work with a team of interns in the small village of San Miguel. While there, Mary taught ESL to K-5th graders and ran an after school art program with the same grades. In previous summers, Mary has also worked with many different age groups of children in a summer day-camp. Next fall, Mary plans to major in art education to further her dream of becoming an art teacher. Nothing excites her more then crafts and art work! When Mary is not in school or working, you can usually find her at her home with her two golden retrievers. She has the biggest soft spot for animals, children, and candy! Mary’s favorite place to bring her dogs is Dog Mountain, in St.Johnsbury, and she brings them hiking there whenever she gets the chance. Mary loves any opportunity she has  has to combine art and the outdoors. Putting her two favorite things together and teaching it to a younger generation could not be more satisfying to her! Mary looks forward to this summer with fresh faces, new crafts, and lots of fun!



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Knot Work

New Works by Kristen Tordella-Williams
Opening March 14th 6-8pm


Join One Arts Center in welcoming Mississippi based artist Kristen Tordella-Williams as she presents Knot Work with an opening reception Saturday, March 14th from 6-8PM. Knot Work is a series of sculptures that employ the use of weaving yarn, embroidery, and knotting through handmade paper, wood, and mixed media. The artist shows us manipulations of thread, bound images, varied patterns, and processes that reflect the meditation involved in repetitive action.

In addition to the two and three-dimensional work shown at OneARTS, there will be a performance by Lifetime Guarantee, a collaboration between Jenny Hillenbrand and Kristen Tordella-Williams. Lifetime Guarantee focuses on the relationship between the body and household tools and products. The performance will begin at 6:30pm and will last roughly thirty minutes.

Kristen works across media exploring imagery and sculpture generated from the performative process. She uses performance and sculpture to investigate issues of labor, identity, gender, and memory using an array of material commonly found at hardware stores, supermarkets and recycling bins. Raised in Massachusetts, Kristen received her B.F.A in sculpture from UMass Dartmouth.  She completed her M.F.A concentrating in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been an artist in residence at Salem Art Works and Franconia Sculpture Park. Kristen was recently a visiting artist at Coles Castings in Shaftesbury, England and worked as a documentary crew member for the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art at Pedvāle Open-Air Art Museum in Latvia. Now, Kristen is working on building a paper studio at Millsaps College. She is greatly enjoying her first year as an Assistant Professor of Art and is currently teaching drawing, digital arts, sculpture, performance art, and paper making. She lives and works in Jackson, MS and is represented by Art Shape Mammoth.

New Exhibition “Honey Lane” Opens at ONE Arts Center

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ArtShape Mammoth presents “Honey Lane” an exhibit of new paintings by Maureen O’Leary at the ONE  Arts Center

Opening Reception with artist talk Saturday the 7th 5-8pm
Closing Feb 28th

H. L. Wilson writes in “A Short Sketch of the Evolution of the Bungalow: From its Primitive Crudeness to its Present State of Artistic Beauty and Cozy Convenience,” circa 1908,  “Number 352 is a good example of a large roomy house at moderate cost.  Every room is light and airy, and there is not an inch of waste space.  The exterior, with its well proportioned lines, is very attractive, and the floor plans will repay careful examination.  A most satisfactory house in every respect.”

Artist Bio:
O’Leary is a painter and photographer who has recently exhibited at Aljirra Contemporary in Newark, New Jersey, Wayfarers in Bushwick, New York and Marshall Arts in Memphis, Tennessee.  Her collaborative book of photography with Terri Phillips was published in 2013.  She lives and works in New York City and Mount Sinai, New York.

Happy New Year from ONE Arts!

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2015 is off to great start! This January we’re continuing to offer a variety of classes and events for the local community, curating art shows, and finding new ways to bring us all together for warm fun during these cold days. Come make Sock Monkeys with us this month, enjoy a writing workshop, learn to paint with watercolors, and be a part of our Night Parlor Performance Slam! Also don’t miss this month’s Sweet Sips event, featuring the work of Colin Gray (image below), live bluegrassy folk music, and delicious warm drinks! Check out our calendar for more great events! In addition to our events and classes, the center is open 12-5pm on Saturdays.


The ONE Arts Center Artist Market is open!

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ONE Arts Center is open 12-5pm Saturdays and Sundays with special holiday hours of 4-8pm Wed – Friday, as well as Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd 4-8pm! Come check out our artist market for unique gifts this holiday season! 72 N Champlain St, Burlington. Parking available on the street, as well as at the Sustainability Academy lot on North Champlain St.

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The ONE Arts Center is Open!

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We had a great open house last Sunday and felt such a wonderful warm welcome from our local community. Thank you for your support as we get our new community art center going! We have some fabulously fun family classes and events coming up! Our October classes for children and families include Printmaking, Paper Mache Pumpkins and Masks, Halloween Costume Making (a free event for members!) and parents, mark your calendars, October 24th is your chance to plan an evening out on the town (or a quiet one at home), while your kids enjoy the art center with arts and crafts and games at our first Parents’ Night Out! A pizza dinner will be provided and allergies accommodated. We also offer after school art classes on Mondays and Wednesdays for children 5-11. And Toddler Time will start up in November (free coffee for parents while the kiddos get creative with our supplies!) There’s a lot going on! Come be a part of it!

In addition to classes for kids, families and adults, we’ll always have a selection of artwork and crafts from local artists and artisans for sale. Are you an artist, artisan or maker? We’ll transform our space into an arts & artisan market this November and December for the holiday season and are looking for more great work to sell. To submit your work for consideration, please email us some images and a short bio/statement about yourself and your work. (email below)

Birthday Parties!
Do you know where you’ll be having your child’s next birthday party? Consider having an arts and crafts party at the center! We’ll set up different age-appropriate art and craft stations and provide guidance for the guests as well as play art themed games. If you’re interested, please email us ASAP to reserve your desired date and time!

Want to help?
We’re still getting set up and are in need of quite a few items, which we hope we might be able to find in the community at yard sale prices. Our wish list includes: folding tables and chairs, a coffee table, side tables, a love seat and plush chair, a changing table, art & craft supplies of all kinds, office supplies, retail display items, a TV and DVD player or projector, lamps, shelving, storage bins and tubs, tools, games, blankets, random stuff for still life arrangements and well… you get the idea. If you don’t need it anymore, we’ll probably want it! We greatly appreciate any and all offers!

We welcome your feedback! Is there a class, event, or workshop you’d like to see us host? Please email us! oneartscollective@gmail.com

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