Programs / Special Events

In addition to the regular year-long selection of Firehouse Gallery exhibitions and education programs, there are often special events and happenings at the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts. These events range from parties and fundraisers tied to memberships drives, to holiday functions and special partnerships with community and businesses. Below, you will find listed all upcoming and current special events and happenings.

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EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art
Kate Pond, Seasons and Cycles of the Sun

Thursday, March 22, 7pm
A Public Lecture Series
In conjunction with a studio seminar class at the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts taught by UVM Professor Cameron Davis, this series explores the issues and definitions of the broad field of Environmental Art. EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art is a collaboration between Burlington City Arts and the University of Vermont.


Kate Pond makes community sculpture which marks place and the passing of time. Her life work is the World Sculpture Project with five pieces in Quebec, Canada; Oslo, Norway; Sendai, Japan; Hawaii, USA and Nelson, New Zealand. Work is proceeding now on the sculpture project in New Zealand and the piece will be dedicated in December, 2007.From the early eighties her steel sculpture involved community; first, with her local community to build the steel sculpture, KISS II, at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, Vermont; continuing with public works in Vermont over the years culminating in her World Sculpture Project with works around the planet. Some of these works include: SOLEKKO at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo, Norway; ZIG ZAG at the Colby Curtis Museum in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada; ALL ONE at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A; HIMEGURI in the Mitsubishi Sports Park in Sendai, Japan; and the final site in Nelson, New Zealand in the planning process for June of 2007.
Image: Photo of Kate Pond
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts
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EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art
Adrian Ivakhiv, Greening Film and Visual Studies

Thursday, March 29, 7pm
A Public Lecture Series
In conjunction with a studio seminar class at the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts taught by UVM Professor Cameron Davis, this series explores the issues and definitions of the broad field of Environmental Art. EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art is a collaboration between Burlington City Arts and the University of Vermont.


Adrian Ivakhiv is an assistant professor and coordinator of the graduate concentration in Environmental Thought and Culture at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont. He is the author of “Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona” (Indiana University Press, 2001), Executive Editor of the “Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature” (Thoemmes Continuum, 2005), and has written numerous articles in environmental and cultural studies.
Image: Photo of Adrian Ivakhiv
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts
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EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art
Nancy Dwyer, Public Art: Transporation Solutions

Thursday, April 19, 7pm
A Public Lecture Series
In conjunction with a studio seminar class at the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts taught by UVM Professor Cameron Davis, this series explores the issues and definitions of the broad field of Environmental Art. EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art is a collaboration between Burlington City Arts and the University of Vermont.


Nancy Dwyer has been exhibiting her word sculptures, paintings and multimedia installations worldwide for over twenty years. As well as numerous solo exhibits, Dwyer has shown work at major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Los Angeles,the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, Texas, the Kunsthalle Wein, Austria, The Dunedin Public Art Gallery in New Zealand and the New Museum
of Contemporary Art in NYC. Her public art commissions are installed in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and elsewhere. She shows at the Sandra Gering Gallery and is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Vermont.
Image: Nancy Dwyer, “Food”, 1990, four reconfigured galvanized steel trash cans
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts