Arts

“Songs From a Mountain Recluse” to Premiere

“Songs From a Mountain Recluse” to Premiere

by Nat Frothingham Vermont poet David Budbill, who died this past November, will be honored at a Capital City Concerts performance at the Montpelier Unitarian Church on Saturday evening, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The final offering on what is being billed as the “PoemMusic” concert will feature the world premiere of a song cycle […]

Getting Deep With  Poet Reuben Jackson

Getting Deep With Poet Reuben Jackson

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The Bridge has been publishing the poetry of Reuben Jackson for about two years, now. Why? Let’s just say I “met” Jackson on the airwaves — he, the host of “Friday Night Jazz” on Vermont Public Radio and I, a humble listener. I became curious about who he is as […]

National Life Grants Gallery $8K — April Vacation & Summer Art Camp Offered

MONTPELIER — The T. W. Wood Gallery located at 46 Barre St. (in the Center for Arts and Learning building) is pleased to announce an $8,000 grant awarded by the National Life Group Charitable Foundation. Funds will be used for renovations and improvements to the contemporary art exhibit room at the gallery, which will highlight […]

“Girl Rising” Film Viewing and Book Discussion with Author Tanya Lee Stone

MONTPELIER — Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, is pleased to present award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone, who will lead a screening and discussion of the film “Girl Rising,” along with her companion book, “Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time.” The film screening and discussion will take place at The Savoy […]

Chandler Selects New Executive Director

Chandler Selects New Executive Director

RANDOLPH — After an extensive search, Chandler is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Ayres of Burlington as their new Executive Director.  He replaces the year-long director, Katie Trautz, who stepped aside to raise a family. Ayres has been a non-profit administrator for more than twenty five years in Vermont. For a decade he […]

Vermont Arts Council Executive Director to Step down on April 14

Vermont Arts Council Executive Director to Step down on April 14

MONTPELIER – The Vermont Arts Council announced today that Executive Director Alex Aldrich will step down April 14 after more than 20 years leading the nation’s only nonprofit state arts agency. “For many years, Alex has been at the center of arts funding and arts advocacy in Vermont,” said Bob Stannard, chair of the Vermont Arts Council […]

Michael Arnowitt Will Perform in a Farewell Concert

Michael Arnowitt Will Perform in a Farewell Concert

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Michael Arnowitt who has been a musical force in Montpelier and Central Vermont for 32 years as a classical pianist, jazz performer and arts organizer is leaving Montpelier and moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan. In an email message of a few days ago and in a subsequent phone call, Arnowitt […]

Late Poet David Budbill To Be Honored

Late Poet David Budbill To Be Honored

by Nat Frothingham Friends and admirers of Vermont poet David Budbill who died at his Montpelier home on Sept. 25, 2016 are continuing to remember and honor him. Even with his passing, his friends and admirers are finding fresh way to give Budbill recognition as a poet and appreciate him for the man he was. […]

National Life Group Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to the T.W. Wood Gallery

MONTPELIER — The T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St. in the Center for Arts and Learning, has announced they won a grant awarded by the National Life Group Charitable Foundation of $8,000. The grant funds will be used for renovations and improvements to the Contemporary Art Exhibit room at the gallery which will highlight […]

Howard Frank Mosher Wins Prestigious Arts Prize

Howard Frank Mosher Wins Prestigious Arts Prize

Author Howard Frank Mosher is a Vermont literary institution. A resident of the state for 53 years, he has published eleven novels set in Vermont (four of them made into films by director Jay Craven), and two memoirs. He has just been named the 2017 winner of the Herb Lockwood Prize in Arts. The Herb Lockwood Prize is […]