About VACI & the Galleries

0801 VACIGallery RLG01masterThumbEvery summer, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) presents 10 exhibitions in the galleries of the Strohl and Fowler-Kellogg Art Centers, as well as the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden. 

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VACI Galleries Exhibitions

galleriesThumbExhibitions, openings and special events take place throughout the summer season.

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Chautauqua School of Art

 62A1605The Chautauqua School of Art, serving students and emerging artists, is an incubator of inclusive and expansive programming in the visual arts composed of classes, workshops and one-on-one time with mentors covering all media.

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VACI Partners

fowler sculpture 063011 features.gfThumbVACI Partners promote awareness, education, appreciation and excellence in the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI).

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VACI Gallery Field Trips

06182018 KidsGallery BCH 6Chautauqua Institution invites area schoolchildren Grades 4 and up to join us on the grounds at the end of June to learn about and explore our visual arts galleries.

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Every summer, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) presents nine exhibitions in the galleries of the Strohl and Fowler-Kellogg Art Centers, as well as the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden. These diverse spaces allow VACI to host a variety of contemporary shows from nationally recognized artists. The focus in our galleries is on contemporary work in a wide range of media and sensibilities.

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Galleries

From the Galleries Director

judy barieJudy Barie
Susan and John Turben Director of VACI Galleries
judy@judybarie.com

 


Dear Visual Arts Enthusiasts:

I would like to invite everyone to visit the VACI Galleries and the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden in 2019. With new leadership comes fresh ideas, and our new Artistic Director, Sharon Louden, and I have been working together to create exciting exhibitions, programs, and events for the upcoming season. Not only do we have a new core staff at the School of Art, but we also welcome two contemporary art historians and curators-in-residence. Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel will host weekly talks in the galleries, which are free and open to the public.

Our Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition will have a new look this summer; it will open the season on the second floor of the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center. The students and emerging artists will each exhibit one piece, created pre-season. Once again, over the course of the nine weeks, both Fowler-Kellogg and Strohl Art Centers will stage shows that feature contemporary art by some of the most nationally recognized artists working with paint, paper, canvas, clay, wood, metal, and glass. The Gallery Store, under the leadership of Lynn LeFauve, will have a dazzling look this season with new display units to show off the beautiful merchandise.

Finally, please consider becoming a Member of VACI Partners before the season begins and enjoy a Preview Night to view all the exhibitions in both Art Centers and The Gallery Store on Saturday, June 22 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. This event, replete with food and drink, will be held for Members Only before we open to the public on Sunday.

I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in the galleries this summer. Visit the 2019 VACI Galleries Exhibitions page for the latest updates.

Warmest wishes,

Judy Barie
Susan and John Turben Director of VACI Galleries


The Gallery Store

The Gallery Store is a museum-quality gift shop located in Strohl Art Center. Approximately 60 artists and craftsmen from around the country are represented. The store offers unique handcrafted jewelry, fiber, wood, glass, metal and ceramic items for all to collect and enjoy

 

The Chautauqua Dance program, formed by artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1989, includes performances by the Charlotte Ballet in residence and the renowned School of Dance.

 

Chautauqua Dance is distinguished by its strong Balanchine influence. In addition to masterpieces in classical ballet, it stages modern dance and contemporary ballet. The Charlotte Ballet presents four performances in CHQ’s Amphitheater during its eight-week season, with an average of 10 world premieres by guest and resident choreographers. Preview performances in the Carnahan-Jackson Studios, where the company and school study and rehearse daily, have also become anticipated events for CHQ fans. 

School of Dance

The School of Dance provides a select group of students from across the nation the opportunity of studying with world-renowned teachers. Students work regularly with choreographers Mark Diamond, Bonnefoux, Maris Battaglia and Michael Vernon. Under the tutelage of Patricia McBride, they also present ballets by Balanchine and Petipa. The most advanced students receive the experience of performing with live orchestras in the 4,000-seat Amphitheater. The School of Dance also provides instruction for CHQ vacationers of all ages. Classes include ballet, modern dance and creative movement. Please see the Special Studies catalog or contact us.

Charlotte Ballet in Residence 

CharlotteBallet-webThe Charlotte Ballet’s mission is to provide artistically excellent programming to diverse audiences in its home city of Charlotte, the Southeast region, and to the varied communities it serves while on tour across the nation. NC Dance Theatre has received critical recognition nationally for excellence in programming, education and outreach, and dance training. 

Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is the oldest professional ballet company in North Carolina. Today, the organization enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming, education and outreach, and dance training.

Under the artistic direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux andPatricia McBride, former New York City Ballet stars, Dance Theatre has attracted superb dancers and built a versatile and diverse repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works.

 

Chautauqua Dance Circle

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The Chautauqua Dance Circle (CDC) is a supportive, enthusiastic link between the Chautauqua Dance Program and the CHQ community. We provide scholarship money to attract the most promising ballet students to CHQ’s Summer Dance program. Our Monday afternoon programs and pre-performance lectures will increase your appreciation of ballet, and enhance your enjoyment of the Charlotte Ballet (NCDT) in Residence performances. 

 
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