Arts

Capital City Concerts To Open New Season

MONTPELIER/RUTLAND:  Capital City Concerts opens its 2017–2018 season of world-class chamber music on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, and Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theater in Rutland in a program called “Magic, Modes & Minerals.” The performers are an all-star ensemble of some of […]

Mandala Artist Inspired By Nature

Mandala Artist Inspired By Nature

by Carla Occaso; photos by Michelle Wallace PLAINFIELD — Each one is temporary. Each one comes from nature. Michelle Wallace of Plainfield came into her own as an artist recently, and has gotten a positive reception for her work. Wallace has begun creating mandalas using flowers, leaves and twigs she finds in the woods. Mandalas […]

Three Shows Coming to Local Stages

Three Shows Coming to Local Stages

by Nat Frothingham Just as summer turns to fall — suddenly, upcoming, is an almost remarkable convergence of one-person shows. Two (one-person) shows will be performed at QuarryWorks Theater in Adamant and a one-woman show will be performed at Lost Nation Theater, in Montpelier from September 7 to 17. At QuarryWorks Theater in Adamant, actor […]

Mississippi Soul and Blues Man To Perform with The Dave Keller Band

Mississippi Soul and Blues Man To Perform with The Dave Keller Band

MORRISVILLE/MONTPELIER— Award-winning Mississippi soul and blues man Johnny Rawls will perform at Oxbow Park in Morrisville on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. He will also play a special early show at Sweet Melissa’s in Montpelier Sunday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.  Backing Rawls will be The Dave Keller Band, that will also perform songs […]

At the Barre Opera House: Stories of the Stars Art

At the Barre Opera House: Stories of the Stars Art

BARRE — Now through August, the Barre Opera House features a playful, cosmic art exhibit by Calais resident, Kelley Hunter. Poster-sized images from Hunter’s recently published ‘Planetary Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book’, shown both in black-and-white and as colored by participants in local workshops, introduce viewers to our expanding solar system. Recently astronomers have been […]

Mark Barry Shows Paintings at  Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery

Mark Barry Shows Paintings at Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery

BERLIN — Artist Mark Barry is exhibiting his paintings at Central Vermont Medical Center’s first floor art gallery. The show, titled “Eating, Playing, Dancing, Squeezing, Loving”,  runs from now until August 4, 2017. Barry’s paintings came to the attention of gallery director Maureen Burgess when he exhibited last summer at the Bennington Museum.  “I instantly […]

Meet Poet Wayne Burke

Meet Poet Wayne Burke

by Nat Frothingham BARRE — Little about Wayne Burke’s early life suggested that one day he would seize upon writing and poetry with the discipline and passion he brings to that craft today. In an interview with The Bridge, Burke — now 63 — who lives in Barre — described his present commitment to poetry: […]

4th Annual Do Good Fest Saturday

4th Annual Do Good Fest Saturday

Free Music Festival Features Guster, Adam Ezra Group, Two Other Bands MONTPELIER — National Life Group’s fourth annual Do Good Fest, presented by The Point, will feature alternative rock band Guster and three other bands on Saturday. Burlington-based Kat Wright will kick off the free music festival at 4 p.m., followed by Dwight & Nicole also of Burlington at 5, and New England fan favorite The […]

‘Worthen Block’ by James Secor  Selected ‘Best in Show’ at Wood Art Gallery

‘Worthen Block’ by James Secor Selected ‘Best in Show’ at Wood Art Gallery

MONTPELIER —  Artist James Secor of Montpelier won the ‘Best in Show’ award for his artwork “Worthen Block” currently on exhibit as part of the Summer Juried Show, at the T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. Jurors for the exhibit were August Burns, Ellis Jacobson and David Schutz. Secor said, “I was drawn […]

POETRY: The Breeze, July 2017

The Black Lagoon Lives On The Moon The black lagoon lives on the moon The moon has cheese spilling on its knees The moon likes peas but can only eat cheese The moon is white but is not very light The black lagoon lives on the moon —Leonie Fournier, age 8, Union Elementary School, Montpelier […]