Arts

A Drop-In Visit to Shakespeare Camp

A Drop-In Visit to Shakespeare Camp

by Nat Frothingham PLAINFIELD — Imagine just two weeks to rehearse and then perform Shakespeare’s problem play, “Measure for Measure,” at the Plainfield Opera House. Well, that was the bravado task facing some 20 teen performers at this summer’s Advanced Shakespeare Camp, a project of Echo Valley Community Arts, working under play director and acting […]

Art Show Coming to Berlin Mall

Art Show Coming to Berlin Mall

BERLIN — Starting July 8 through fall, the “Big Art ~ Bold Vision” exhibit featuring 16 artists will be affixed to Berlin Mall’s sizable windows. “This is a high quality group of artists, and it’s a delight to bring their wonderful work to the people,” said Janet Van Fleet, the exhibit’s curator and one of the founders of Studio Place Arts […]

Governor’s Gallery presents ‘Kaleidoscopic Pathos’, paintings by Renée Bouchard

Governor’s Gallery presents ‘Kaleidoscopic Pathos’, paintings by Renée Bouchard

MONTPELIER — Bennington-based artist Renée Bouchard will be featured in theGovernor’s Gallery for the months of July, August, and September. The gallery is located in the Pavilion Office building, 109 State Street, 5th floor. Photo identification is required for entry. Her exhibit titled ‘Kaleidoscopic Pathos’ features a collection of paintings created over the last seven years.  Bouchard states that she works by combining […]

QuarryWorks Kicks Off 2016 Season with Irving Berlin Musical: ‘Mr. President’

by Nat Frothingham In an already overactive political year of Republican and Democratic primaries all but ended now, and the two-party conventions still to come and a November presidential election almost in view — QuarryWorks Theater in Adamant will open its summer season on July 7 with an Irving Berlin musical, “Mr. President” — a […]

Unadilla Opens Its 32nd Summer Theater Season

by Nat Frothingham Here in Vermont, yes, there is summer — dreamed of, anticipated, remembered. Also there is theater, different, better and more amazing than the flat lines on a playbook text. Join the two together. The season of delight that is summer with the strutting on the boards that is theater. And there you […]

Lost Nation Offers ‘Red’ – A Play About Painter Mark Rothko

Lost Nation Offers ‘Red’ – A Play About Painter Mark Rothko

by Nat Frothingham On June 2, actors Kim Bent and Levi Penley will take to the stage at Lost Nation Theater for the opening night performance of “Red” — a two-man (Tony Award winning) show written by John Logan that dramatizes the increasingly intense relationship and conversational exchanges between celebrated American painter Mark Rothko and […]

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENT: June 10–11: U.S. and Them

U.S. and Them is a live multimedia dance documentary “ripe with integrity, compassion, wisdom, deep expression, honesty, and creative brilliance.” Amia Cervantes, the project’s Artistic Director and Choreographer, “hopes that viewers will experience the true and uneasy reality of undocumented immigrants and their loved ones.” I have seen excerpts from this show and recommend it […]

POETRY: For Tommy

by Reuben Jackson, host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio I. College was not an option. It was a where, not an if. The really smart kids began thinking about it at birth. What was the sound of a black child telling his or her parents they wanted to take a year off […]

Budding Poets On Display At Hunger Mountain Coop

Budding Poets On Display At Hunger Mountain Coop

MONTPELIER — From Rachel Senechel at the Kellogg Hubbard Library (one of the PoemCity coordinators), “Our thanks go out to Jason Miles, Barbara Austin-Hutchins, Matt McLane and the terrific students at Montpelier High School and Main Street Middle School for cutting, painting, assembling, and delivering the flowers for the Budding Poets Garden now on display […]

Bridge Staffers’ Poems Line State Street

Bridge Staffers’ Poems Line State Street

MONTPELIER — The Bridge staffers know how to enjoy PoemCity by participating and then checking out their work. Advertising Manager Michael Jermyn’s poem, “An Affirmation,” is fittingly displayed at Chill on State Street. Chill sells delicious frozen gelato. Also on State Street is Designer/Calendar Editor Marichel Vaught’s “Regretful Escape” at Katie’s Jewels. This is her […]