Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following cancelations have been reported, and it is wise to call ahead when planning to attend any event. Note that Gov. Phil Scott, in creating a state of emergency, ordered all events involving more than 50 people canceled until April 15.
Driving on River Road these days, visitors will come across perhaps Vermont’s only art gallery in a hayfield. The initial work, “My Heart Is Very Big” measures 10 feet by 42 inches, and depicts a woman walking in a field carrying a basket. Two sentences are painted in white in and around the…
This past month, a Vermont author won not one but four book awards. It’s rare to win an award for a published book let alone three in a single day and a total of four in two weeks. But that’s what happened to Weybridge author Doug Wilhelm, a former resident of Montpelier and Rutland Town.
Pierre Bensusan, the French guitarist, a frequent visitor to the state, was scheduled for three concerts in April, along his five-month tour of North America, now all canceled. Bensusan’s new album “Azwan” was recorded in preparation for this tour.
During one of Community Engagement Lab’s “Vermont Arts: What Do We Want to Become?” Zoom sessions, my interest was piqued when Doreen Kraft let it be known that Burlington City Arts was going ahead with its summer arts camps for kids, with lots of restrictions, of course.
When the T.W. Wood Gallery holds its Summer Camp 2020, nine COVID-19-sensitive weeklong sessions for ages 7-14 beginning June 22, a new teacher will join its veteran staff.
Last year was a busy year in the arts at about this time. Perhaps if we were reminded of what we were missing, we might find new and better ways to make the arts blossom again as an important part of our lives.
Although the grounds are closed, Shelburne Museum is forging ahead, making its treasures accessible to the public in fresh ways.
This would normally be Vermont Craft Council’s Spring Open Studio Weekend, but COVID-19 has done its damage to visual artists and artisans, just as it has to performing artists.
A young mother struggles to hold on to her hard-earned recovery, despite the threat of an all-too-attractive boyfriend who wants to bring her down with him. But despite the subject matter, there’s plenty of humor in Peter Espenshade’s new play, “St. Bernard, An Opioid Play.”
Music videos live! At least they did at Friday’s TURNon Livestream concert presented by TURNmusic, the Waterbury contemporary music ensemble, on Facebook. Violinist Mary Rowell and composer-keyboardist Craig Pallett showcased their just released album “Meditations for Violin” – an entrancing…
On March 13, Northern Stage was enjoying the success of “Citrus,” its world premiere production of Celeste Jennings’ choreopoem about the plight of black women, when Gov. Phil Scott declared a state of emergency. Before opening curtain that night, the cast was informed that this would be the…
Carol MacDonald is one of that rare breed of artists who is as eloquent in words as she is in her art. Both express her deep love and respect for what it means to be human, to be vulnerable, to seek healing and to project a more hopeful future. Especially in this time of COVID-19 challenge, …
Francesca Blanchard, the Burlington-based bilingual singer-songwriter, has been teasing her fans for months by releasing four new songs such as the most recent “Happy for You.”
“In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met” is an exhibition well worth seeing, first of all, because it comes to you online.
An Erik Nielsen premiere was a highlight of Friday’s online concert, the third in TURNmusic’s TURNon Livestream series being streamed on the Waterbury-based new music ensemble’s Facebook page. Works of Debussy, Robert Dick, Daniel Dorff and Ian Clarke were also performed in the 30-minute-plu…
A few years ago, I was standing inside the top floor of the three-story turret tower at Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center. The sweeping round room was empty, and flooded with sunlight, and held secret priceless pieces of the house’s history.
To the world, Sam Lloyd Jr. was the sad-sack lawyer Ted Buckland in the hit TV show “Scrubs,” but the Weston native was known to Vermonters for his innumerable comic performances at Weston Playhouse — and even more for his irresistible personal warmth.
While Vermont musicians have had to adapt to the new reality of no live performances in front of audiences and are now relegated to performing online, the state’s music stores, which musicians rely on for anything from strings to reeds, are also looking for ways to retrieve lost income while…
“Vermont Arts: What Do We Want to Become?” facilitated by the Community Engagement Lab, aims to encourage discussion of the future.
Interested parties are invited to attend a virtual forum co-hosted by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Creative Network for the arts and creative sector with a goal to catalyze and support Vermont’s creative economy during COVID-19.
Michel Moyse’s digital art is completely enthralling. To be in the presence of one of his projected motion-paintings is to be totally immersed in a visual, physical and aesthetic experience.
Thanks are heartfelt confirmation of the importance of Emergency Art Kits that are now in the homes of every one of the school’s students from kindergarten through sixth grade — 223 children in all.
Northfield violist Elizabeth Reid opened the TURNon Livestream May concert series Friday, and it made two important points: first, that 21st-century classical music can be edgy and challenging while remaining tonal, and second, Reid has a deep understanding of this music, which she successfu…
For 15 years, Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre has been Rutland’s theater company. With both professional antecedents and aspirations, the community theater has become a gem in the region’s arts community.
Nearly everyone in Vermont is taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, financially and psychologically. No sector has been hit harder than the arts, which many see as a luxury, and where secure full-time employment isn’t common.
If you’ve ever driven through downtown Rutland, there’s a good chance you’re already a fan of Kathryn Wiegers’ art without even knowing it.
At a time when some are questioning the value of classical music, Capital City Concerts is celebrating 20 years of concerts — frequently sold out — by some of the world’s top musicians, including some of Vermont’s finest composers, instrumentalists and singers.
In 1976, Rick Veitch drove to Montpelier from his home in Bellows Falls with a portfolio of his cartoons. This month, Veitch was named Vermont’s fourth cartoonist laureate.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt plans for concerts, music festivals and other cultural events. On Monday, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival announced that, for the first time in 37 years, the celebrated fest — scheduled to take over Burlington June 5-14 — “will not happen as p…
Vermonters and the rest of the country now have the chance to see the new sci-fi adventure by Vermont Filmmaker David Giancola. “Axcellerator” opened n Amazon.com on April 10.
When Bobby’s heart stops, 27-year-old intern Maggie Johnson saves him, much against the hospital’s wishes. That happens in the first chapter of Peter Hogenkamp’s “The Intern,” scheduled for release Monday.