Arts

Echo Valley Offers Shakespeare Camps for Area Youth

Echo Valley Offers Shakespeare Camps for Area Youth

by Nat Frothingham   “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – from William Shakespeare’s 18th sonnet EAST MONTPELIER/PLAINFIELD — Imagine summer. Now imagine Shakespeare and youth. Now add […]

Vermont Arts Council Turns 50

Vermont Arts Council Turns 50

by Carla Occaso The first legislative general fund allocation for the Vermont Arts Council in 1965: $500. Fiscal Year 2015 legislative general fund allocation: $654,439.00 MONTPELIER — If you have seen a public building or a road construction project created or renovated in recent years, you probably noticed sculpture or other art forms intermingled with […]

A Tribute to Catherine Orr

A Tribute to Catherine Orr

Editor’s Note: The final event of the Capital City Concerts 2014-2015 season will be dedicated to Catherine Orr, whose contributions to musical life in this part of Vermont spanned more than 30 years. In mid-April I heard from Karen Kevra, artistic director of the Capital City Concert series. She asked me to talk with Orr […]

Teen Filmmakers Pledge Long-term Collaboration

by Ahri Messina The ability to straddle the line between professionalism and having fun is something very important to any artist or performer. It’s something that comes naturally to teenagers. It’s something I’ve truly learned to do only recently, and it’s an ability that I hope to never lose. Vermont is a very welcoming place […]

Broaden Your Horizons by Viewing Mary Admasian’s Art at the Supreme Court Gallery

Broaden Your Horizons by Viewing Mary Admasian’s Art at the Supreme Court Gallery

by Kathy Hollen MONTPELIER — Local artist and entrepreneur Mary Admasian, one of six artists selected to display their work at the Supreme Court Gallery this season, is currently showing “Boundaries, Balance and Confinement: Navigating the Limits of Nature and Society.” This provocative collection of over 20 assemblages can be studied leisurely to best advantage […]

It’s Showtime in Greensboro!

It’s Showtime in Greensboro!

by David Kelley There are forces within cities and towns that are, in some ways, similar to the forces of nuclear physics. Either by accident or design, communities can achieve a critical mass of talent, common interests and ideas that will set off a chain reaction. Unlike the destruction that can be wrought by enriched […]

Up Close with Major Jackson, Poet

Up Close with Major Jackson, Poet

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — At the very moment when the April 2 issue of The Bridge is going to press — poet Major Jackson will be kicking off PoemCity 2015 with a presentation and reading at the Vermont State House. Not to worry if you have missed out on the State House event because […]

Poetic Play at Library Features African American Voices

by Margaret Blanchard MONTPELIER— The Kellogg-Hubbard Library will present “Our Dream Deferred: Past, Present, and Future,” a play by Sue Morris, of Marshfield, that features the words of African American poets on April 20 at 7 p.m. The running theme throughout the play is “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes. “I have been involved in […]

Lost Nation to Open Season with Contrasting Productions

Lost Nation to Open Season with Contrasting Productions

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Two very different plays, “Eurydice” by American poet and playwright Sarah Ruhl, and the classic coming-of-age adventure story “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson and adapted for the stage by Kim Bent, founding artistic director of Montpelier-based Lost Nation Theater, will open the 2015 season of plays and events. The […]

Teams to Compete in “Film Slam” Competition

by John O’Brien Have you ever made a seven minute video? I suspect many readers can respond in the affirmative to this question. It’s not all that difficult to record your cat for seven minutes. Or to shoot your child in the chorus at a school concert. Or to “film,” with your iPhone, a friend […]